Thursday, January 17, 2013
Dear Jonathan Cahn: Praying for the nation with nonChristians is a sure way to keep us on the road to judgment
Did things get better? Well, Cahn's book details how things have not been getting better since 9/11 but the nation seems to be spiraling further downward to a much more destructive judgment from God. Why isn't God hearing these prayers from the heart of our government? Seems to me it's because clearly they are done in the very same spirit Cahn's book showcases that brought us 9/11 and will continue to bring further judgment.
That being the case, it can only be futility in the extreme to get together with a group that includes nonbelievers to pray for the fulfillment of the book's hope for national repentance and revival. And worse than futility, it can only contribute to the curse on the nation. What did God tell us? "I will have no other gods before Me." We are making the false gods of Catholicism and Islam and other religions equal to the true God by praying with them. We are INVITING God's judgment in the very act of supposedly praying for repentance and revival.
My prayer can only be that Jonathan Cahn will refuse the invitation for such reasons. I believe the message of his book WAS given by God but he can defeat it by participating in such an event. He certainly cannot expect God to bless such an event. He and the true Christians who participate in such things need to repent of THAT for starters if there could possibly be the slightest hope of national repentance and revival.
What is our call? To separate from the world, to keep ourselves pure from the influences of the world, the flesh and the devil. If it really matters it will cost us. If we are serious about wanting GOD to move and not just indulging our own fleshly ideas about how He should move, it MUST cost. It's only when the seed falls to the ground and DIES that life is the result. Revival means resuscitation, a return to Life. If we want it the first thing we have to do is DIE to ourselves, our own ideas about how to do God's work and everything that God abhors.