It’s a beautiful looking morning, you think to yourself “I’m going to sit on the front porch and get some fresh air”. The great expectation quickly turns into a dreadful stench that fills your nostrils, followed by a disgusted exhale. “What in the world is that smell”? The smell is so familiar, it is not the smell of fresh wood burning in a fire, or the sweet aroma of flowers blooming but instead it is the smell of something dead! You cover your nose and mouth with your shirt and start searching your yard to track down the culprit. After a good deal of time, you discover the rotting carcass of a small animal that was at least a hundred yards away. How on earth could the smell be so rancid at such a distance? When something is dead you can smell it with or without the wind blowing but when the wind is blowing many suffer from afar.
The same dreadful stench is blowing across America and it is the spiritually dead churches. In 2015, 75% of Americans identified themselves as Christians which is shocking that only 25% of the country is not. So if three-quarters of the nation are believers in Christ why is our country spiritually dead? The United States of America should not be suffering from division, hatred, sexual immorality, fear, addictions, suicide and idolatry if the majority are Christians. The sin of our nation is contradictory to who Jesus Christ is, which is Holy and righteous.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. Matthew 5:16
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you, God is light and in Him there is n darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 1 John 1:5-6
Light and darkness cannot dwell together, one overcomes the other and based off that principle we can conclude that America is NOT a Christian nation. The stench of sin and compromise has leaked into the church, and the winds of the enemy has blown it across America. The church was meant to be the hands and feet and body of Christ, fulfilling his commands and sharing the gospel but we have failed. The failure of churches has caused the whole world to suffer, the wolves have overcome the sheep.
The United States of America likes the idea of a savior and a higher power, they just don’t walk like they believe it in their heart. It is as though it is a “fairy tale” to some, it sounds good but just can’t be real. If the church would reflect Jesus Christ, the state of this nation would be powerful and united, the wind of love and prosperity would blow into other nations and all of earth would be saved. Instead, churches have lost their fire and compromised the truth, they have shriveled up and died and now the stench of the body fills the nostrils of unbelievers, and they are turned away from the cross.
My precious messiah, Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, fill those who call you their Savior with a mighty fire! A fire that cannot and will not be consumed by the enemy, a fire that scares the enemy and stops him in his tracks! We take authority over darkness right now! We will not bow down to the ruler of this dark world but we overcome him with the Blood of the Lamb!!! The Blood that breaks chains, delivers, sets free, heals, consumes, and loves, the Blood that Satan has to yield to, and the name of Jesus that frightens demons and sends back to hell. We call forth your anointing upon the church, that we will walk in power, an awesome power that is only given by the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ! I declare that your children who are lukewarm become sizzling hot, that the fire of the Holy Ghost overflows into the lives of many. I speak revival over this nation, I speak purity and kindness, love and forgiveness, and a boldness to trample on serpents. Lord take us out of our comfort zone and let us run with endurance to the places you have set before us. Glory to God Almighty, In Jesus the Christ mighty name…Amen.