I’ve written about the biased and dishonest polls that the mainstream media have been stuffing down our throats the last several weeks. But nevertheless, the consensus has been – even among conservatives – that Romney’s campaign wasn’t gaining any kind of serious traction.
I knew that the debates would be critical. And particularly this first debate last night that was anticipated to be watched by 50 million Americans.
So every single night on every single walk, I took a little time to specifically pray for Mitt Romney’s campaign and particularly for his debate with Barack Obama.
I prayed that the Lord would give him wisdom and discernment and that kairos sense of timing in saying what needed to be said at the precise moment that it would be most powerful to say it. Knowing that Romney would have to be very aggressive and yet somehow be likable, I prayed that he would be able to strike the perfect balance. I prayed that Romney would be able to keep all of his facts and points in his head without coming across as stiff and rehearsed.
And I also prayed for Obama, too. I didn’t quite know how to pray; prayer is a sacred thing for me and I have never in my life went before the Lord and prayed that somebody would be hurt or humiliated. But the word “exposed” kept popping into my mind. I began to earnestly pray that Obama would be exposed for what he was.
Anyway, I set out on my walk at 6 pm Pacific time and started my recorder just before setting out for my slightly over two-hour hike. And when I came home, I turned on the TV to see what was going on.
Marco Rubio was speaking to Sean Hannity. And it was when I heard Rubio say the exact words, “The president was exposed tonight….” that I realized that my prayers had been answered. And of course it just kept getting better and better the more I heard and the more I watched.
Virtually every single thing I had specifically prayed for was specifically answered. It was just amazing.
I know that I am not the only one who has been praying for Mitt Romney as America’s only hope to take this nation away from the failed leadership of Barack Obama.
But I know that a lot more Christians need to step up and seriously start praying for what is going to happen on November 6.
Isaiah chapter 5:1-7 contains a powerful metaphor that may well represent America if we are not careful. This was a nation that powerfully began as one nation under God, with a Constitution that was for a “moral and religious people.” But what God sowed He has not been reaping as we have instead degenerated into “No, no, no! NOT God bless America! God DAMN America!”
And so God says:
Now I will tell you
what I am going to do to my vineyard:
I will take away its hedge,
and it will be destroyed;
I will break down its wall,
and it will be trampled.
6 I will make it a wasteland,
neither pruned nor cultivated,
and briers and thorns will grow there.
I will command the clouds
not to rain on it.”
I don’t want that to happen to my country any more than Isaiah and the prophets wanted that to happen to Israel as that nation rejected God and turned on His ways.
There’s another haunting passage in Ezekiel 22:30
“I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.”
America doesn’t have much time left. Especially if Barack Obama is re-elected and is allowed to finish what he started.
We need to pray.
I believe that when Christians give up on America, God will give up on America. And as long as God’s people keep praying and keep building up the wall and keep standing in the gap on behalf of the land, God will keep fighting for us.
The next debate is between Paul Ryan and Joe Biden on October 11. The second Obama-Romney debate will be on October 16, and the third will be on October 22. Pray for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan!
But don’t just pray for the debates or even for just the candidates; pray for the campaign and the campaign staff. Pray for THEIR wisdom and discernment; pray that ALL of the people who are important to the Romney-Ryan campaign team would know what to say and when to say it. And in the same way, pray that God would expose the Obama-Biden team for what they truly are.
Finally, pray for the wisdom and discernment of the American people. Divine wisdom is ignored by those who have turned off their consciences and therefore turned off their minds. Jesus was the wisest man who ever lived, and spoke Words of truth, but the people He came to as His own shouted, “Crucify Him!” Pray that the American people would know the truth and respond to it. Pray as you never have before for your nation while you still have a nation left to pray for.