All America and most of the world stand and watch as the caravan of illegal immigrants marches toward our southern border from one direction only to be met by a host of what is now 7,300 of our National Guard and troops who have been deployed and march toward them from the opposite direction.
They will meet at the border, where our troops have been given instruction to "hold the line."
As believers, we are given the same instruction to "hold the line." It is what we do in prayer and intercession. It is the call of the saints in this hour.
It is what David did as he heard Goliath challenge the Israelites. He ran to the "border" to hold the line.
Like many of you, I am getting up earlier and staying up later to pray and intercede for both the upcoming elections and this force that is marching toward our borders. There has been a call for chaos in our land, but we are to call for protection.
Many pray for peace, but we are in days like that of Jehu in ancient times: "'When Joram saw Jehu he said, 'Is it peace, Jehu?'
"And he said, 'What peace, so long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her sorceries are so many?'" (2 Kings 9:22).
As we intercede, we call down the high places where witchcraft and pride have been given access. Where rebellion and lawlessness are marching against the spirit of truth. That is the place where we battle as we pray.
How will this end? The Lord spoke this word to me last night,
"By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, says the Lord. For I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for the sake of My servant David" (Isa. 37:34-35).
But the battle will not end there. We must be aware of the hour. The Lord spoke a word to the priests in Malachi's day which bears repeating.
If you will not listen, and if you will not take it to heart to give honor to My name, says the Lord of Hosts, I will send a curse on you and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not take it to heart.
I rebuke your descendants, and spread refuse on your faces, the refuse of your solemn feasts, and you will be taken away with it. And you will know that I have sent this command to you, that My covenant with Levi may remain, says the Lord of Hosts. My covenant with him was for life and peace, and I gave them to him. With awe he feared Me, and he was reverent before My name. True instruction was in his mouth, and injustice was not found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and with uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity.
For a priest's lips should preserve knowledge, and people should seek the law from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of Hosts (Mal. 2:1-7).
We have been given a covenant of life and peace, so that we may fear (reverence) the Lord. We are to give Him glory and the honor due His name. The spirit of pride that has been unleashed in our land must be called down and replaced through prayer with the spirit of humility. As we humble our hearts before the Lord and give Him the honor due His name, so we shall see His salvation not only in our land, but we will see revival break forth.
Karen Hardin is a literary agent and published author. She has been in the Christian publishing industry for 25 years and has had the privilege of working on numerous projects for some of the most recognized names in the industry. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Crosswalk.com, Charisma, The Elijah List and more. She is called to exhort, encourage and help others to walk in identity and destiny to achieve their highest potential in their gift and call. For additional information go to: prioritypr.org or karenhardin.com.
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