Deeper Day 159: Come, behold Him

Today, I was led to write about something that I truly believe with all my heart. If it’s contrary to what you hold as truth, that’s ok. I pray you always weigh my words and hold them before God to allow His breath to cover them and remove any hint of me out of them and only leave His truth. But today, I write more boldly because I feel it is time.

America is not dead. The American dream is not either. I’ve had multiple visions of God resurrecting our beautiful nation and restoring the innocence we’ve feared is lost. I’ve seen Him restoring unity among the people who love America. I’ve seen His hand move to restore our independence from all other nations and making us self-sufficient. I’ve seen Him continuing to make America a stabilizing force in the global scheme of things. God’s not finished with us yet.

I know this isn’t what all believe. I’ve even read and listened to some words and sermons of those in Christian circles who believe quite the opposite. All I can go by is what God is showing me. He has never shown me to pack it up and head for the hills, yet. Instead, every time I go before Him and inquire about America and what I should do, He shows me a deep season of grace and mercy, and instructs me to keep moving forward, until… So, that’s what I’ll do.

This morning while preparing devotionals, I flipped to this section of scripture and while I am fully aware that it was a word for a specific group at the time, God set it ablaze before me and released portions of that promise over me today, here in my bedroom, as I cry out for America the beautiful.

I will type out a large portion of scripture and leave it for you to search out places of God’s promise for America within it. I’m excited to press into those places for myself and would love to hear if any of this scripture rang out in your heart as a word for today too! God has made the Bible alive through the Holy Spirit, that’s one reason I know a scripture for yesterday can also become a word for our here and now.

“This is what the Lord says, He Who made the earth, the Lord Who formed it and established it- the Lord is His name: ‘Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the houses in this city and the royal palaces of Judah that have been torn down to be used against the siege ramps and the sword in the fight with the Babylonians: ‘They will be filled with the dead bodies of the men I will slay in my anger and wrath. I will hide my face from this city because of all its wickedness. ‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against Me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me. Then this city will bring Me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.’ “This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; His love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord.   Jeremiah 33:2-11