I awoke one morning very perplexed in my spirit. I knew that I had seen some things in a dream that God wanted me to pen.
It was a very dreary day, like that of a storm moving in. The sun wasn’t shining and it looked like rain was coming.
I saw a very tattered and torn American flag flapping in the wind. It looked like something out of a Revolutionary War scene, the flag had been through many countless battles. The edges were frayed and thread bare, it’s colors were faded, and there were holes all over it from taking fire through the air. The wind immediately stopped the flag from flapping, causing it to lay motionless around the pole it was fasten to. As it hung there lifeless and worn draped around the pole, it began to descend. Someone was lowering the flag to take it down.
I didn’t see the person who was lowering the flag, so immediately I understood that the act of taking it down was more important than “who” was taking it down.
I clearly heard the spirit of God tell me this:
“Freedom in this nation will come to an end soon. Liberty to do as you will, will cease to exist. Evil men and women have sown seeds of discord and depravity amongst the leaders of this nation and you will reap a harvest of the same. Captivity awaits for the generations that have sold out to self, greed, and prideful arrogance.”
Like any normal person weighted down with the convicting power of the Holy Ghost, I got myself up out of bed and I began to repent for myself and this nation. As I continued to pray and intercede, several statements and questions began to bombard my mind:
–Imagine a world without freedom.
-Everything you do daily involves freedom that could be taken away at a moments notice.
-What would you do?
-How would you function?
-What about those around you?
-Consider your loved ones and those who depend on you…what will become of them?
The longer I prayed, the interpretation was revealed. We Americans have given in to pride, arrogance, greed, and self, leading to spiritual lack. Like the vision of the tattered and war-torn flag, so is the moral fiber and spiritual stability of this great nation. We have been found unbalanced in the scales of morality, choosing wrong over right, darkness over light, and evil instead of good. (Isaiah 5:20) We must reap what has been sown.
Hypocrisy has interwoven itself within our moral fibers as well. It’s been found on either side of the political spectrum and in the schematics of both world and the church. We have leaders speaking into the lives of millions of people, spewing evil agendas and hypocritical ideology. They’re speaking filth into our ears from board rooms, social media outlets, and to church congregations, twisting and bending the truth until it assimilates fiction.
At best in it’s subtlety, hypocrisy reveals one thing: that we as a nation are willing to do whatever we can to get all we can get for ourselves. Instead of being selfless, we have become self-centered, self-serving, and selfish under a facade of false humility wrapped in a false sense of grace.
Whether you believe that there is only one true God in Heaven above, if you embrace atheism, or think that we should just co-exist, you cannot escape this one simple rule in life: What you plant, you must also harvest.
I asked God if there was any hope left for this nation. Will the next president and leader of the “not-so-free-world” help. The Spirit comforted me and brought me to a place of peace. Whoever God decides to put in the Oval Office will have to inherit a mess that will take years to fix. He also warned me to not get so wrapped up and taken over by what I see in the natural, but know that He is Sovereign and in control. The things that we see with the natural eye, those things that look horrific and disheartening are nothing compared to what we can’t see. There are battles going on in the Spirit that would shake men to their core, striking fear and bringing them to their end and destruction. But know this: If God is on our side, who can stand against us? Who can destroy us?
How can we fix it?
The bottom line is that we are at war. Sometimes the only way to survive is to get “air-to-ground” support. That’s intercession, calling heaven down to earth, in faith, believing that God will supply and meet every need through humble prayers.
Intercession has to be tactical and precise. We have to pray with purpose. We have to target prayers and be on point. Going into the secret place with God cannot be for the weak or spiritual lax.