Prayer to Change our Leaders


Let us pray for our leaders: that will change everything. Is this statement true? Will just praying make a change in this country to save it from its path to destruction? Are things really that simple? Let us examine these questions to see if God will intervene for this nation when we pray.

I received a comment on one post which quoted the following passages.

“1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;  2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.     2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;  BUT WHY?   James  5:6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”

From what I understand the comment is inferring is that prayer for our leaders will change things in time.  We just have to be patient for our prayers to work. I would hope this would be true, but there are certain things we have to examine to know if that really is possible in our situation here in the United States. We will have to look at the history given in the Bible and the insights God provides us.

God sent his prophets and had them and others praying for both the kingdoms of Judah and Israel. Despite all their prayers, both nations went on a path to destruction and eventually fell. The thing to take note here is that the leaders both kingdoms had were representative of where both kingdoms were spiritually. They were moving away from God and so they kept getting wicked rulers who did not know God. Look at the history of the United States. At the beginning we had good leaders like Washington who knew God and tried to follow the teachings of the Bible. All of our founding documents were based on the scriptures with a principle that God wanted freedom for all men. There were some flaws like slavery being allowed, but the sins of man could not be expunged overnight with something as entrenched into the culture as was slavery. They went as far as they could to develop a free society with man being free from a monopolistic government. The last thing they wanted was a powerful federal government which is why initially they went with the Articles of Confederation which made the federal government very weak.

We have moved away from a weak government. The Founding Fathers tried putting as many roadblocks as possible into the Constitution to keep the federal government from becoming too strong, but over the decades, the evil in men has eroded away those roadblocks. Today, the Federal Government is all encompassing in our lives. Today, it forces us to buy health insurance and we no longer have a right to choose to do what we think is best for us. Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves over what is happening today in our society. Does this mean we have hope or not regarding the future of this nation?  Let me tell you what God says in my book.

“The government of this country is being brought under total subjection to this new dictator. All of this nation’s leaders will do him obeisance. This government will be completely stripped of its constitutional customs. Its laws will be ignored, ripped up and discounted. This must continue until the time my judgment reaches its full end. Any effort to overthrow the tyranny that is coming will be frustrated and cannot prosper.”

In another location God says, “Just as King Jehoiakim destroyed the scroll with the words I gave Jeremiah, the spirit of Nebuchadnezzar will cut up and ignore the Constitution of the United States. This spirit will enslave this country and bring his wrath against my church to stop my word of judgment from coming to pass.”

We are living witnesses to these words being fulfilled, today. President Obama is notorious for ignoring our laws and the Constitution. The Constitution is under assault and our rights and freedoms have decreased dramatically under his supervision these last five years. God says this will continue until the Constitutional freedoms we have will be completely gone. This is the direction we are headed unless God’s people in this country turn back to God and repent.

So, going back to the original questions, will our prayers change things over time in this nation? Again, where we are spiritually in this nation is representative of the type of leaders we have today. If we have bad leaders, then that means there are fewer (percentage-wise) of God’s people in this nation. That means a fewer percentage of the people in this nation will be lifting up prayers for our leaders. That means our prayers have less impact to change things. Just think for a moment. How quickly do you think God will move to change our leaders and nation if 90% of the people in this country were praying for this change as compared to only 10%? Prayer does change things, but history tells us, that when a nation is wholly given over to idolatry, God’s judgment does come.

Are we moving closer to God today or further in the United States? I just heard a Republican U.S. Senator say on television yesterday, the Republican Party is moving closer to embracing homosexual marriage in this country. The fact is, we are moving away from God at a frightening pace, and that means God’s wrath is not far behind. Yes, we do need to pray for our leaders, but there comes a time that something has to happen to get more than just a few people praying for this nation. We need a national revival. Alas, the only way we can possibly get that is with a 9/11 type disaster. That is the next thing that is going to happen in the coming months.

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