The lion’s share of what we post here on this page focuses on the goings-on in our nation’s political scene (plenty is happening, so that’s not hard), but as time permits, I like to bring some other stories to the table that may brighten your day.
I want to highlight how President Trump has brought a renewed emphasis on the principles the founding fathers established, in particular, deliberately including and honoring God as our ultimate Founding Father.
I think President Trump is being very wise not only to acknowledge but actually seek God’s guidance and wisdom as he fulfills the duties of his office. The things that have come to light since his election, particularly the rampant corruption present in the halls of government, are most disturbing. His efforts to rip away the control from the Deep State have been monumental, and more and more Americans are standing up and taking notice of his tireless efforts and the positive effects of his policies.
Trump is not the only president who has openly acknowledged his reliance on and his belief in God.
Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, recently attended a huge event called The Send 2020 in Brasilia, Brazil, where he openly declared his love for the Lord and requested prayer.
From Fox News:
More than 140,000 people attended the 12-hour event at three different stadiums – Brasilia Nacional Stadium, and Morumbi Stadium and Allianz Parque Stadium in Sao Paulo – with 1.7 million watching on the Portuguese livestream and more than 560,000 on the English one.
Andy Byrd and Teo Hayashi, co-organizers of The Send Brazil, told Fox News it took “unparalleled unity” to put together the massive three-stadium event, in which thousands made decisions for Jesus, committed to fasting, Bible reading plans and missions to the nations, colleges and high schools. The Send Brazil was brought together by seven ministries collectively called “The Send,” which first launched last year in Orlando.
“The outpouring of healing, miracles, signs and wonders was mindblowing, the display of God’s power in all three stadiums,” Byrd, leader of Youth With a Mission (YWAM), said. “This whole event was about the exultation of Jesus and the empowerment of the 24-year-old, equipping the next generation to change the world.”
Hayashi, founder of the Dunamis Movement (a university ministry) and pastor of Zion Church in Sao Paulo, said the strong emphasis on social justice – reaching college campuses and high schools, as well as adoption of vulnerable children and teenagers – struck a chord with the nation.
“God activated a huge evangelical youth church to the great commission and God empowered a generation to do the works of Christ beyond the four walls of the Church,” Hayashi said.
Evangelical leaders – Francis Chan, Michael Koulianos, Todd White, Daniel Kolenda, Randy Clark, Christine Caine and many others – were joined by worship leaders Lindy Conant-Cofer, Jeremy Riddle, Steffany Gretzinger, Dante Bowe and others from the United States and several prominent Christian leaders in Brazil. In all, 180 people spoke throughout the day.
I hope that by sharing this story, it will inspire you to grab on to the hope of our salvation and pray for our country as you’ve never prayed before. In the book of Timothy, chapter two, we read these words:
1I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5For,
There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.
For those of you who follow Jesus as Lord and believe in the power of prayer, I pray that you will take heart and realize that there is a reason to hope for more good things to happen in the USA.
PRAY for our leaders. PRAY for justice to prevail and that the corruption and evil that has infiltrated the fabric of our nation be exposed, and that the perpetrators be brought to justice.
The 2020 election cycle is thought by many to be the most critical one in the nation’s history. I have little doubt that it was praying Americans who ushered in Donald Trump’s success during the 2016 election, and it’s time to get serious about praying for the entire nation’s deliverance from the grip of the socialist globalists who are committed to destroying this great country.