The answer for our nation may not be far from home. In the spirit, as I began to hear families praying together, I sensed the Father saying: “I can hear the heart of America beginning to beat again, and I can feel its pulse!”
I sense the real warfare over our nation is against the very core of any nation: The family! I have heard of many types of prayer alerts for our nation at this time, but I sense an urgent call from the throne room – for families to pray together at this critical time in our nation.
The Power of Prayer in Our Family
I believe we have overlooked and underestimated the power of prayer in our families. There is something about families that touches and moves the heart of God. Besides Adam and Eve, the Lord intended their family to subdue the earth and to bring His Kingdom into the affairs of this world.
I believe satan feared the seed of the woman – for it would have the power to destroy him, for our children shall contend with their enemies in the gate (see Psalm 127:5) and, “Your descendants will defeat their enemies” (Genesis 22:17, The Message Bible).
Before you think that it would be impossible for you to get your whole family to pray together, let alone to just be together, let me remind you of what the Word says:
“…if two of you agree on earth as touching any thing…it shall be done” (Matthew 18:19) or”…one (man) chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight” Deuteronomy 32:30) or”…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).
Since God has given “every man” a measure of faith, it is already in your family’s DNA. As a Believer (even if you are the only Believer in your household), you can activate the faith in your family. Step out by faith and ask them to pray with you and see what happens! I believe your family will feel honored that you asked them and that you actually believe they are capable of praying. And watch what the Holy Spirit does as those in your household even think about praying.
I have seen the Holy Spirit hover over unbelievers in my family as I have asked them to pray for me, and God has answered their prayer to prove Himself real. Perhaps we have gone outside the family for prayer too often, when the Lord wants to work inside of our families to answer more of our prayers.
My House Will Serve the Lord!
There was a decree that turned the nation of Israel back to God: “…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
I believe, as Joshua was declaring to the nation of Israel to choose life or death, he was proclaiming the importance of not only his personal choice but also his heart for his family.
I sensed Joshua’s heart for every father and mother was for them to decree that their families would serve the Lord also. Was he sensing the power that families hold in influencing the whole nation from being destroyed? He believed if God could save him, God could save his family. And if God could save his family, He could also save the whole nation!
Acts 16:31 says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” I sense that we need to decree now more than ever that our whole household shall be saved and begin to decree over America:“One Nation, Our Nation, Under God!” Our Father still has this dream in His heart that not only your family but a whole nation can be saved – even in a day!
Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Isaiah 66:8
Could it be, since the garden of Eden, that the enemy well knows that families hold the hidden power to destroy his kingdom and deliver whole nations? Is it any wonder why he unleashes Hell upon families?
And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armor, “Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these uncircumcised: it may be that the Lord will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few.” And his armourbearer said unto him, “Do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thy heart.” 1 Samuel 14:6-7
Again, the power of two agreeing turns the tide of the adversary for the Lord to overcome their enemies and save a nation in battle.
Build an Altar and Call the Family Together for Prayer
I know many of you have been praying for your family also. Yet I am sensing an urgent call, as parents, to not only pray for our children but to build an altar and call the family members together to pray with them.
I sense our sons and daughters hold the keys to some of our own breakthroughs that we, as parents, desperately need at this time. And, as parents, we hold some keys to our son’s and daughter’s healings and miracles that are needed as well.
I sense there will now be a power released as we gather together as families to pray. Again, we cannot force our families to pray together, but even if one family member prays with us, I believe hidden power will be released in our lives, cities, and nation – and perhaps the earth!
THE FAMILY THAT PRAYERS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER AND HAS THE STAYING POWER TO UNDERGIRD A NATION!
Let’s decree together: “As for me and my house and my nation, we will serve the Lord!”
Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past 36 years where he is now an elder and a home missionary. He is currently an advisor at large for Aglow International. Bill faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope for 23 years and now travels full-time, both in the U.S. and internationally, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. “Humility and humor” characterize his ministry as he brings forth a fresh word that is “in season,” proclaiming the Word of the Lord! The shofar (or ram’s horn) is often used in his meetings, breaking the powers of darkness over regions, churches, and households. The shofar represents God’s breath blowing into the nostrils of His people, reviving them and awakening the lost. Many of God’s messages, which Bill ministers prophetically, come out of his everyday life with his family and friends.
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July 11, 2015 (9am)
Bill Yount will be speaking
Pottstown Aglow Lighthouse
238 E. High St., Pottstown, PA
Contact: Kay 610-367-1995
July 12, 2015 (10:30am)
Bill Yount will be speaking
New Birth Life Church
335 W. High St., Pottstown, PA
Contact: Pastor Daniel Andrews 484-363-9811
July 16-18, 2015
Bill Yount, Peggy Jones & Larry Trump will be ministering
Deep Waters Conference
Heidlersburg Church of The Brethren in Christ
2725 Heidlersburg Rd (Rt 234), Gettysburg, PA
Contact: Larry Trump – Call or text 717-773-6954