“And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, “We’ve never seen anything like this before!’” Mark 2:12 (NLT)
When Jesus publicly healed the lame man, it “stunned” those who witnessed it. They exclaimed “We have never seen such things before!” We live in such a time! We have never seen such evil and darkness prevail on a global scale as it is right now. Blatant blasphemy against God, overt attacks on the church and Christian freedoms, the defilement of morality, of marriage, of gender, just to name a few. Satan is being worshiped in the wide open! The prevalence of lies, deception, false narrative and misinformation that is being accepted as truth is unprecedented. We live in that day where evil is called good and good is called evil (Isaiah 5:20). And the rapid decline in our nation since January is shocking!
BUT… on the other hand, have we never seen the level of fervent, passionate prayer amongst a remnant. Actually, millions upon millions have and are praying, but that is just a drop in the global scene. There are folks who said no to cancelling church, no to restricting meeting together, no to the jab, and instead have pressed in to reach the lost. There are tent crusades and worship gatherings going on across our nation that are seeing tens of thousands of people coming, squeezing into tight uncomfortable places, and yet resulting in mass salvations, dramatic healings and amazing deliverances. God is not deaf when it comes to His kids crying out to Him. He is absolutely good, and He will respond.
We are on the precipice of both judgment and a great move of God! It’s not judgment on America but against ancient principalities operating through wicked people! God is judging evil! God is not turning His back on the hundreds of millions of believers who prayed. And the truth is, God saves nations because of a righteous remnant! Our prayers have been and are being heard!
Thank the Lord for what He is doing and about to do! Thank Him for hearing your prayer as well as the millions of others who have been faithfully and diligently crying out for months. Thank Him for the awesome deeds He is about to do across our nation, in Athens, in your church and even in your home. Thank Him for the new thing He is doing that has never happened before. Thank Him for allowing you to be alive and part of this great move! Cry out for mercy in this day of judgment and revival. Pray for hardened hearts across our city to be softened, and turn to Jesus before it’s too late. Pray for miracles, deliverances and salvation to begin accelerating in churches across our city!