|America, Don't Sell Your Birthright! - Yount|
Don't Sell Your Birthright!"
Bill Yount, Hagerstown, MD
I gave this word below in 2008, but I believe it is a now word for this critical time. It shook me as I recently read it and released it again. "Forty days" as I speak below is used throughout God's Word representing a time of extreme urgency in calling on God for supernatural intervention. Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness, was being tempted by the devil, and came out filled with Heaven's power to change the world. In this season of 2016, I sense our fasting of the tongue can become a rudder that can turn our nation back to God as we speak life and pray for our leadership, whoever they may be.
I saw a violent wrestling in the heavenlies as a window of opportunity was opening up momentarily for a space of time for our nation to be redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb! I heard a strong voice of an angel proclaiming and piercing through the powers of darkness over America..."Oh, America...don't sell your birthright!"
For the Healing of Our Nation, Watch Your Mouth for the Next 40 Days. Fast From All Negative Thinking, Critical Words, and the Pointing of the Finger.
Post a guard at my mouth, God, set a watch at the door of my lips. Psalm 141:3 MSG
I sense we have entered a critical space of time during the next 40 days as we repent and draw closer to the Lord. I sense during this time that the words that we speak, especially concerning our nation, will carry tremendous power in how the Lord responds to us. I sense it is as though our words will be amplified in the spirit realm during this time.
God will be listening, but so will the enemy! Much of the battle and breakthroughs will be won by the words that we speak! Remember that the power of life and death is in our tongue! I sense the Lord saying, "Oh, America...decree your birthright!"
Israel's Mouth Kept Them Out of Their Inheritance...They Murmured and Complained About the Leadership of Their Nation!
Murmuring and complaining against their leader, Moses, became full-blown and rooted in unbelief, keeping the Israelites from entering into their promised land. I sense we need to be reminded, especially during these next 40 days, to be careful what we speak concerning the leadership of our nation, churches, and yes, the husbands and fathers of our families. Perhaps, if you are a Republican, it may be wise to pray more for the Democratic leaders, and vice versa.
If you are a leader, remember that Moses also was kept out of his inheritance by getting angry with the people and striking the rock instead of speaking to it. We as leaders must be careful to speak encouragement and not provoke those under us to wrath.
If Our Mouth Can Keep Us Out of Our Inheritance - Our Mouth Can Take Us In!
It is interesting that even with all of the sin, the giants, and the evil in the land of Canaan, that God still called it a "good land...flowing with milk and honey." Even when the evil report came about how big the giants were, Joshua and Caleb responded, "If the giants are that big, imagine how big the fruit of that land is!" Two men could only carry out one cluster of grapes on a pole.
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13 KJV
I believe the Lord will open our eyes and ears as we close our mouths more during these next 40 days. He will show us great and mighty things that we just never saw or heard before. We will begin to see the good of our land - the fruit - instead of the giants and evil. We will then begin to pray and say what He says about our nation! I believe we will even begin speaking blessing to the ground beneath our feet!
Speak to Your Mountains, Sing to Your Valleys, and Bless Your Ocean Shorelines..."This Land Was Made for You and Me!"
I heard the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, and the oceanfront properties crying out to Heaven, "Don't let go of me!" I heard the earth herself groaning; "from California to the New York island, and from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters" she was travailing, as though crying out for the manifestation of the sons of God to come forth in power and might!
A Verbal Blessing is so Powerful in Reversing the Curse of the Land!
Remember the old saying, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!" As I saw our words blessing the land of our nation, much of the land was beginning to come under the anointing and ownership of God's people as though it was responding to our love and kindness to it.
This time period is the perfect time to speak forth God's Word and call those things in this nation that are not as though they were!
"Oh, America...don't sell your birthright - decree it!"
Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past 36 years where he is now an elder and a home missionary. He is currently an advisor at large for Aglow International. Bill faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope for 23 years and now travels full-time, both in the U.S. and internationally, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. "Humility and humor" characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is "in season," proclaiming the Word of the Lord! The shofar (or ram's horn) is often used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches, and households. The shofar represents God's breath blowing into the nostrils of His people, reviving them and awakening the lost. Many of God's messages, which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of his everyday life with his family and friends.
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