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Saturday, September 29, 2012

40 Days To Save America Fast & Prayer - Day 2




DAY 2

 

Reading 1 Kings 18:20-24; 1 Kings 18:30-35; 1 Kings 18:38-39  with special attention to verses 21 and 39.


1 Kings 18:20-24:  20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.
22 Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets. 23 Get two bulls for us. Let Baal’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. 24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” Then all the people said, “What you say is good.” And all the people said, “That is a good idea.”

1 Kings 18:30-35  30 Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord, which had been torn down. 31 Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.” 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed. (about 24 pounds) 33 He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.” 34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again. “Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time. 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.

1 Kings 18:38-39  38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”


In these passages, the nation of Israel had turned to idol worship. On Mt. Carmel the prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal had a showdown to see whose God would answer by fire so the nation would no longer halt between two opinions: to serve God or to serve Baal.

We cannot make our nation put God first, but we can put God first in our lives. Do you
identify with the name of Jesus at all times or only when it is convenient? Do you halt
between two opinions?
Spend time in prayer and settle for yourself that the LORD, HE IS GOD.

“WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES…”

The definition of humble is: 1) not proud or arrogant 2) low in importance 3) courageously respectful 4) insignificant, inferior, meek, or submissive 5) to destroy the independence or will of.


Day 2 Prayer:  Lord, I come to the blood that speaks better things. I come to the blood that speaks of better promises. Lord, I plead your blood over my sins and over the sins of my nation. We have fallen short of your glory, and turned from your paths. On behalf of my nation, I come to your mercy seat and apply the blood of sprinkling over the United States of America. We turn to You, Lord, and ask for your restoration and revival.

 

May the blood of Jesus cover, bless and protect you!
~Mark & Cathie

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