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Prophetic Decrees and God's Merciful Judgment

On July 4, 2003, Lou Engle and I were in New Haven, Connecticut. The Spirit of God came upon us and we began to decree that the judgments of the Lord were being released in the governmental realm of the nation. That means many things. Please don't think God's up there wanting to beat up people or wanting to hurt anyone. The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. The judgments of the Lord are to bring forth righteousness, and draws sinners to repentance and salvation. This certainly does not hurt them. You must understand the heart of God who always wants to redeem. He takes no pleasure in the judgments of the wicked. So, Lou decreed Psalm 2, and since then, I have watched God orchestrate things regarding this nation in a wonderful way. I know we are close! We are close to breakthrough, especially in the courts.

"The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true, being altogether righteous" (Ps. 19:9, BSB).

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Decree Psalm 19:9 over the nation and over the Supreme Court.
  • Get out your Bible and decree Psalm 2 over the nation and the Supreme Court.
  • Worship the Lord!

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A prayer you can pray:

"The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true, being altogether righteous" (Ps. 19:9, BSB). Listen to Me, U.S.A! Listen to me, U. S. Supreme Court! Why is this nation so shaken up and the people planning foolish things? The kings of the earth stand in a line ready to fight, and all the leaders are against You, Lord, and against Your Chosen One. They say, "Let us break their chains and throw them away from us." You who sit in the heavens laughs. You make fun of them. You will speak to them in Your anger and make them afraid, saying, "But as for Me, I have set My King on Zion, My holy mountain." I will make known Your words, Lord. "He said to Me, 'You are My Son. Today I have become Your Father. Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for you to own. The ends of the earth will belong to You. You will break them using a piece of iron. And they will be broken in pieces like pots of clay." So, kings, be wise. Listen, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and be full of joy as you shake in fear. Kiss the Son. Be afraid that He may be angry and destroy you in the way. For His anger is quick. Happy are all who put their trust in Him. You will accomplish Your heart's desire as we, Your ekklesia, partner with You in intercession. Kingdom of God, come! Will of God on earth, be done! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Today's decree:

Fear the Lord and celebrate His goodness, America!

Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, teacher and conference speaker. He travels extensively, empowering believers for passionate prayer and societal transformation. Dutch has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries and served on the board of directors for numerous organizations. Dutch's greatest passion is to see America experience a sweeping revival and return to its godly heritage. He burns to see people find God's "dream" for them and tap into their destiny. Dutch is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging believers to contend for awakening in our day and reformation in our lifetime. Dutch has written over 20 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international best-seller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold nearly 1 million copies worldwide.

This article originally appeared at dutchsheets.org.

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