The Inaugural Chronicles
A Book being written By Rev. Merrie Turner
The Inaugural year had come and gone. That which remained was a thin veil of smoke rising from the battle for the soul of the nation. The Old Postal Pavilion, at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, (which housed the Congressional Bells in it’s Clock Tower) was now converted to the Trump International Hotel, DC - but would remain the epicenter of communication for some time. The Lord had impressed me on July 4, 2016 that He had set life and death before the nation and that we the people must choose life in the coming election. In September 2016 He guided me to lease the Presidential Ballroom of the Trump International Hotel DC. Prior to the elections, the Lord said to go pray - in the elections from the Trump Hotel. During the two days of prayer from my guest room, I encountered the presence of God. The Holy Spirit convicted me while in prayer, that even if the church repented for not voting in the previous election of 2012 and voted this time, things had grown so much spiritually darker that the election would be stolen. At that moment I began to pray one thing; that God Himself would vote for the righteous candidate of His choice. I had fallen asleep watching the returns on television and was suddenly awakened as from a dream; I saw His hand pull back the election lever at about 5:00 am the following morning, after the Presidential Election. Pastor Rivera from Richmond, Virginia texted me at that very time saying, “I think we have the victory.” I sat up on my elbows and looked at the television screen and saw a flood of red (representing the conservative vote) flowing over the Map of the United States. God had heard the prayers of “We the People” of this great land and relented, pouring out mercy instead of judgment. The atmosphere of Washington, DC resembled Atlanta during a Civil War scene from the epic film “Gone with the Wind”. The words of Abraham Lincoln could be heard, “We are in a great battle for the nation.” Donald John Trump and Michael Richard Pence would prevail to care for the wounded nation, bring prosperity to the economy and life to the unborn generation of children yet to praise the Lord. II Chronicles 7:14 “If. My people who I have called by my name,,will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wickedness, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.” Like George Washington, who took his oath of office from the terrace of Federal Hall in New York City on April 30, 1789, he was a man of prayer, recognizing that without God’s intervention the American Revolution would be lost. The “Appeal to Heaven” flag had been designed by him and flown on the private navy ships of Washington to distinguish them from the British and declare allegiance to God.
The guest list of those attending the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast held at the Trump International Hotel, DC Presidential Ballroom read like a Who’s Who of the American Church. Government Leaders gathered from the North, South, East and West including Israel, to pray for America and the Office of the Presidency.
Opening Prayer and Roll Call of the Nations
Rev. Daniel Crandall gave the Welcome and The Roll Call of the Nations attending. He prayer, “We are here to bless this nation. Father we thank you for your presence that carries the worship and the sound as a sweet smelling savor to your nostrils. We just ask you to remain as we leave and give us traveling mercies as we go back to our homes, to our pastors and to our churches; that we will be refreshed and renewed to be used for this nation, encouraged and strengthened in you. We thank you for it in Jesus’ mighty name.
amen. God bless you.” There were Ambassadors from the Embassies of Thailand, Libya, Federation of States of Micronesia, Republic of Congo, France, Algeria, Hungary, Spain, Nigeria and Israel. It was appropriate to have distinguished guests from the Kinessett (governing body) given the role that the Jews had played in establishing the nation. Washington had planned the strategy for the final battle of the American Revolution from the Turo Synagogue (his office) in Providence, Rhode Island. There were many letters between he and the Rabbi which document their support. Historically Haym Solomon, a political financial broker, was a prime financier of the American side during the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain. He received a financial pledge from the congregation of a Philadelphia synagogue on the Day of Atonement. Robert Morris carried the funds to George Washington.
Dr. Alveda King
Niece of civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King
Sang How Great Thou Art
Spoke about creating the movie Roe vs Wade
Congressman Trent Franks Pro-life Speec
Pastor Victor Torres
New Life International - Richmond, VA
He shared his testimony and spoke about salvation during which time a holy hush came over those gathered. Everyone got down on their knees simultaneously.
Chief Justice, Judge Roy Moore on the Biblical Mandate to Pray
I won’t take much time because I know you want to leave.
“In Hosea it is written, Hear the word of the Lord you children of Israel.
Let me say that to America. Hear the word of the Lord, you children of America. For the Lord has controversy with the inhabitants of this land. Because there is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. You know when our first President took office in 1789 his first act in his inaugural address was prayer. A lot of people don’t know that. This is what George Washington said on April 30, 1789. Listen to his words.
“Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect;” He went on to say , “No people can be bound to acknowledge or adore the divine hand that conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States.”
Throughout our history Presidents have acknowledged God and God’s favor. One of the most important proclamations for a national day of prayer occurred in 1863 at the lowest point of our history. Within three months over 50,000 men, northern and southern would be killed on the battlefields of Gettysburg. At the request of the Senate of the United States, the President of the United States at that time, Abraham Lincoln said this which is applicable to America today. This is what I wanted to share with you.
“And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness. That’s what we need in America today. Thank you. That’s my message.
Dr. David Herzog was asked by me to pray for Israel at the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast at Trump Hotel DC January 20th 2017.
He decreed in prayer that “we know if we stand with Israel, America will stand .
Father you allowed this new administration to come in because you believed that the Trump administration would stand with Israel and keep their commitment to move the U.S. Embassy back to Jerusalem as it was promised; that they would keep their word and that you would make sure of it. We ask you Father God for protection over Israel, over the government, for wisdom over their military, over their people. We thank you Father God; we stand with Israel; We repent for those who did not stand with Israel. We repent for our government who went against Israel with the United Nations.
We repent like Esther and that somehow you would overturn it or create another decree that would override that decree of what Esther had made. We stand with Israel; peace of Jerusalem until the Messiah comes back to Jerusalem. We stand with Israel; we will stand with you, we will stay with you; we will go all the way with you. In the Name of Yeshuah Hamasheah . Thank you Father. We bless them Father. We are willing to stand with them. If they stand we stand. If they fall we fall. We stand with Israel 100 percent no matter what. We are willing to stand and protect those of the Jewish people in our nation from persecution of any kind. We stand with them in your name. We thank you mighty God. God of Israel. So we stand with them and stand with America. Let these next eight years be years that stand 100 percent for Israel, against all those in the nations who would stand against, bringing the Treaty of Paris to nothing. …“. David prayed over the Israeli government leaders who were present in the crowd of over 1,000 leaders, believers and government delegates. The crowd erupted in great praise and the Israeli kinessett leaders came up after to thank David as some of them were in tears of joy.
George Washington’s Prayer for America, given at this Inauguration, was placed at each place setting on the tables while miniature Appeal to Heaven flags bearing the sacred pine tree adorned the fragrant center pieces of white roses, lilies and hydrangeas.
George Washington’s Prayer
“Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
Kat Kerr’s Prayer for the Office of the Presidency
Father I stand here as a great honor to represent heaven on this earth, to share revelation of heaven and of you and your plans for planet earth. You are not done with any of us yet and the greatest days are yet to come for us as the believers of Christ. This is truly the greatest time to be alive. It’s not ready to wrap up and end. It is just beginning. So I thank you Father as I pray for the one you chose.
You don’t choose the qualified. You qualify the chosen.
You chose Trump. There was no mistake in that. You had plans for him even before he was born. You told me he would win in a landslide. You said you would touch our country and turn it red. So I thank you for doing that on November 8th. I thank you Father that you are only beginning with America.
So Father I lift up Trump and his family Father. His precious wonderful family that is his greatest fruit in this earth is what you gave him and trusted him with and what he has done with them. When we get to heaven the first thing you are going to say, is “what have you done with your family” ? And I say he is truly qualified in that area, to raise his family up that you didn’t give him a hand out.
You taught them to be great to people in the earth, caring, giving people honoring people. May the body of Christ take that same example, that we learn to honor one another.
You have fully equipped that man; a businessman in the White House because we need good business, new business and jobs. I thank you for the creativity being released in him and his staff God. Creativity and sound wisdom, supernatural discernment Father that they are very aware of you. You didn’t just choose Trump to be President, you chose him because you want him to know you. So God I pray that he knows you, that he hears you on a consistent basis. All of his decisions will be wise. All his decisions will come from you …
I thank you that he is willing to take counsel; that he is willing to take counsel from your sons and daughters God as they stand behind him, because we are with him God. I thank you God and I pray for all of his children and the generations to come to be great in the earth Father. Because he has chosen what you ask him to do. He surrendered what his plans were for the future and chose your plans. Your will, your way today.
Thank you for bringing Godly people around him that will never let the wolves in the sheep pen Father. That they will uncover and expose every lie and deception. You will give him supernatural ideas of ways to advance us and bring back America greater than it ever was before. Thank you for strengthening the military; he is going to stand strong with the military, with the Police, with the defectives and first responders. I thank you for putting Him in the heart of Trump. He doesn’t do it because he is making it up. He is saying it because he means it. I thank you God you that you didn’t choose him because he would do the good thing. You chose him because he would do the right thing. I thank you God that it’s in him. You put it in his soul; you put it in his spirit.
I pray for Pence, God, to come along side and temper him. We thank you for a godly man to step into that office, being prepared one day to be President himself. I thank you that for generations to come of godliness, of righteousness
in our country. I thank you that Trump will be here for eight years in the White House. Then Pence will be in the White House for eight years and then Pence’s Vice President will be here for eight years. I thank you that you are starting something new in this country.
You said, America is still a baby country. We haven’t even stepped into our true destiny. And when we do you will be right there with us. And one day when people come to America, not just because it’s a good place to visit; they will come to find God.
I thank you for raising him up and appointing him Father and for judging the heart of the nation, this nation God. I thank you I pray for Pence, all of his family Father, for supernatural discernment, to give him a seer anointing, that he will not just hear you but see Father whats going on. He will know God’s intentions in the tents and places of the wicked that would want to come against us; that he will be able to foil them even before they ever get an attempt to do it.
I thank you that the hosts of heaven have been assigned to Pence and Trump and their families God to guide and protect and to keep them in all their ways and sentinels really of this very day, will be released from heaven to stand with them and be with them everywhere they go God. That in the natural we can defend them, but no one can defend them like you can. So I thank you Father for standing with them, and being with them, for being with America. You said America is your gift to the nations. I thank you that the light of America will blind the darkness of the other nations and will be a pattern to follow to walk them through righteousness, justice, liberty and freedom for all. Bless them Father and may you be with them forever. Amen.
Native American Indian Tribal Leaders
The Who's who in America list of distinguished guests included Tribal Leaders. Chief Rudy Tager and his wife Rev. Regina Tiger, ( South Carolina) Joan Swallow ( Oklahoma) Chief Steve Silverheels and wife Phyllis (North Carolina) Chief Walt “Red Hawk" Brown and Vice Chief Teresa Preston (VA) Brandie Monday, (Oklahoma) Chief Cecil Hunt, Vice Chief Duke Goesahead and Ginger Goesahead, Carol Holley and others.
We can never forget the sacrifices on both sides the The Great Indian Wars that lasted from 1540 to 1890 and the former Chiefs.
U. S. Government fought against the Iroquois League and Algonquin speaking tribes from 1540 - 1542 for the land east of the Mississippi River.
Battle of Tippucanoe - with the Shawnee led by Chief Tecumseh -1811
First Seminole War 1817
Texas Rangers Campaign against Comanche 1835 - 1842
Second Seminole War 1832 - 1842
Third Seminole War 1855 - 1858
Apache Guerrilla War of 1861 - 1874 Cochise and Manges
Red Cloud War - 1866 - 1868
Navaho war of 1870
Comanche War of 1874, led by Chief Quanah Parker
(second battle of Adobe walls)
Battle of the Little Big Horn - 1876
Sioux War Chief, Crazy Horse’s death - 1877
Capture of Geronamo - 1886
Sitting Bulls’s arrest and death - 1890
Merrie Turner’s Prayer for Awakening of the Native Americans
In October Dr. Big Pond organized the first ever national day of prayer for native Americans on the mall in Washington, DC. I just want to sound the shofar to pray for awakening for all the Native Americans on reservations .
Lord let your glory fall across this great land; across North and South Carolina, across Georgia, Tennessee, the land where the Cherokees walked when they were forced out of their land Lord, that was taken from them by the government. We thank you Lord that your eye is on the sparrow and that your eye is on the
first people nation of this land Father. In Jesus name, Amen.
Dr. Nigel Big Pond (Oklahoma)
Always look forward to good things. This nation is moving forward. The past is past; the past victories; we have new victories. On behalf of our first Nation’s People I stand before you. We carry a governmental authority for this land.
We come to bless this land. We have been praying over DC all over the place, blessing the land. now we can say we are a great nation because the Red Man has stepped up to the plate. We’re complete now. We have joined you in this fight and we shall win.
Oh heavenly father; oh great one who overcomes things in a great way
We come removing and dismissing the old.
We come with good hearts; fresh hearts
Open up the portals of heaven to pour down on this land, that great things, new things would go forth.
Once again that the church would rise up among all nations, al colors, all peoples would be as one and in unity. Father we ask that you go forward now and never look back. Our past defeats our victories, but we go onward through the great door, the risen one. The purpose of our place in this nation
is to Rise up as mighty warriors. Oh rise up mighty warriiors. Rise up mighty warriors In the name of Yeshuah. Our risen savior and everyone shouted amen.
Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s Inaugural Speech
Members of the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast Committee, Government Members and Representatives, Ambassadors and Delegates from other nations, ministers and people of God, and to all who will hear these words. We are gathered here in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2017, on the day of the changing of powers, leader, and governments. And we are gathered here in the name of Him whose kingdom changes not.
As we came here to this city four years ago, we come now with one agenda and one purpose, to seek His face and to pray for His will for this government and for this nation. It is fitting that we do so on this day which more than any other day represents the future of our nation. And on the day of the inauguration, we are here to inaugurate the purposes of God.
We’ve come from every part of this land to stand before the Almighty, before whom kings and kingdoms rise and fall, and nation’s ascend and descend, Who alone remains the same yesterday, today, and forever.
We must pray according to God’s will and truth. So this message will not be politically correct, but it will be true.
The Message of the Arbella
Three Hundred and Eighty Six Seven Ago, the ship called the Arbella journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Aboard that ship was John Winthrop who would pen the founding vision of the civilization that would be called ‘America.’
If America followed the ways of God, he wrote, then, ‘The Lord … will command a blessing upon us in all our ways … He shall make us a praise and glory … For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill.’ America was to be as a city on a hill, to which the eyes of all people would look. Winthrop’s vision was based on the nation of Israel.
In the history of this planet only two civilizations came into existence on the solitary foundation stone of God’s calling and purposes. The first was Israel. And the second… was America.
The Fall of Ancient Israel
Israel was consecrated to the will and purposes of God. But in the midst of its blessings, the nation made a fatal mistake, it turned away from God. The people began removing Him from their lives. They removed Him from their culture, they legislated Him out of their government, they silenced Him from their public squares, they ruled Him out of their kingdom.
In His place they brought in foreign gods and idols, gods of sensuality and materialism, and idols of wealth, carnality, and sexual licentiousness. They replaced the standards of righteousness on which the nation was founded for a new morality a new immorality. What they once knew as sin, they now called good, and what they once knew as good, they now called evil, and what they once knew as right, they now called intolerant and dangerous.
It was now a civilization inverted, at war against the foundation upon which it had been established, and at war against the God of its foundation. They blasphemed the name of God and descended into the darkest of sins. They now killed their own children on the altars of Baal and Molech. And those who remained true to God, were now vilified, marginalized, mocked, and persecuted.
And God called them back, and sent prophets to awaken them. But they hardened their hearts and warred against the prophets. And they stood at the brink of judgment.
The Fall of America
What about America? Those who came to these shores four centuries ago dedicated the new civilization to God and consecrated it to His will and purposes. America was to be a city on a hill, a holy commonwealth. Its first governments were established in the name of Jesus and for the glory of God. It public school system was founded for the purpose of teaching the Word of God. And as Winthrop had prophesied, God had commanded a blessing. America would become the most blessed, the most powerful, and the most prosperous, nation the world had ever seen, a praise and glory in the earth.
But something happened to the city on the hill. As the people of ancient Israel, in the midst of their blessings, committed a fatal error, so too have we. We have turned away from God. We’ve ruled Him out of our culture, out of our government, out of our lives, and banned Him from our public squares.
In His place we have brought in idols of carnality and gain, and gods of materialism and licentiousness. We have replaced the eternal standards of righteousness for a new morality of immorality. The nation that was brought forth to fill the world with the light of God, now fills the earth with pornography. And what we once knew to be sin, we now call good, and what we once knew to be right, we now call intolerant and dangerous. And those who held true to God and His Word, were now marginalized, mocked, and vilified. We have become a civilization inverted, at war against the foundation upon which it had been established, and against the God of its foundation.
We have descended to the darkest of sins. Israel killed thousands of its children on the altars of Baal. But we have killed millions. We’ve offered up our unborn children on the altars of self-obsession. It was here in this city that their murder was legalized forty four years ago. And their blood cries out to Heaven against us.
If John Winthrop could now return, he would find his city on the hill darkened and progressing to judgment. For no nation can wage war against the God of its blessings and expect those blessings to remain.
The Last Eight Years
A nation’s apostasy cannot be blamed on any one leader. It is the nation that is ultimately accountable. But an ungodly leader, a Jeroboam or an Ahab, can help turn a nation away from God, and deep and accelerate its departure. And a godly leader, a Hezekiah or a Josiah, can slow a nation’s fall, or help lead it back to God. In the past years eight years, America’s spiritual fall and moral descent has both deepened and accelerated.
The present administration has led this nation to champion the killing of the unborn, and not only within its own borders, but in that of other nations across the world.
The present administration has labored to strike down the standards and order ordained by God concerning man and woman and marriage, not only within these borders, but around the world.
Under the present administration, relations between the United States and Israel have been brought to their lowest point in the history of the two nations. And the administration’s parting gift to the Jewish nation was to abandon it at the United Nations, to allow and even foster a resolution declaring that Israel’s ancient holy city Jerusalem, belonged not to Israel, but was, quote, “Palestinian territory.” In this way too, the present administration was waging war against the Word of God.
From the days of pagan Babylon and Rome, to the Soviet Union and Communist China, governments at war with God have not only persecuted His people, but have used the powers of state to coerce them to desecrate their faith and commit acts against the commands of God.
And now in the United States of America, under the present administration, the government has used the powers of state to force believers to commit acts against the commandments of God, to take part in the overturning and destruction of God’s sacred order of marriage, to pay for and become accomplices in the murder of the unborn.
And for the first time in American history, those who refused to violate the Word of God, faced being put in prison by the state. And of their imprisonment, the present administration issued its blessing.
But in a very short time, the present administration will cease to be the present administration.
America at the Threshold
The stakes of this election could not have been any higher. The Democratic campaign for the presidency was a battle to seal the changes enacted in the past eight years into permanency. At stake was the appointing of the Supreme Court justices who would determine America’s future as touching life and death, morality, and religious freedom.
For the first time in history, the Democratic platform called for the striking down of the Hyde Amendment, so that all Americans, could now through their taxes, directly fund the murder of unborn children.
And for the first time in American history, a major presidential candidate uttered these words: “Deep seated religious beliefs… must be changed…” The war against God had now reached the stage that a mainstream candidate for the presidency could call for the overruling of God’s word, and for the eradicating of faith. And why was that faith to be altered? So that abortion could be expanded still further.
America stood at the threshold in the face of an election that threatened to establish for ages the edicts of apostasy and the ways godlessness, and an open war against the people and gospel of God.
And then there was Donald Trump. There had never been a candidate like him. Whatever it was that one was never supposed to do when running for president, he did them all. Poll after poll after poll foretold a sure Democratic victory if not a landslide. The only question was how much of a landslide and how much destruction the Republican Party would incur. The Democrats prepared for victory. The Republicans prepared for defeat. And the media, the pollsters, and the president prepared to be vindicated.
But then something happened. And nobody was sure exactly what. The election took a strange turn. And what everyone was sure could never happen… happened. The media was in shock. Democrats were in shock. Obama was in shock. The Republicans were in shock. And it appears that Donald Trump couldn’t believe it happened either.
But as it was written in ancient times, it is no less true to this day: “As high as the heavens are above the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways. And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
And as we can bear witness today in the city of Washington, on January 20, 2017 … “With God, nothing… shall be… impossible.”
Donald Trump had not lived the life a believer, and there was much concern among God’s people. Can God use those who have not known or walked with God to accomplish the purposes of God? Can He choose them and anoint them to lead nations?
In Isaiah 45, God speaks to Cyrus, King of Persia:
“Thus says the Lord to Cyrus His anointed, whom I have taken by the right hand… to open doors so that gates will not be shut… The Lord God of Israel who calls you by your name for the sake of Jacob My servant, and Israel My chosen one, Though you have not known Me, I have called you by name.”
The Lord called the prophet Elisha to anoint the warrior Jehu, to be king over Israel. Jehu didn’t know God and was a man of fiery passion. But God chose him and used him as a vessel, a vessel to cause the shaking of a nation and the ending of the dynasty of Ahab and Jezebel, and the rule of the priests of Baal, along with their evil.
God can and has used such men as His vessels – for the sake of His kingdom and His people. And now we must pray for Donald Trump, that he will fully yield his life to be used as a vessel for the purposes of God.
In the days of Israel’s apostasy, when the people were warring against His ways, God extended His mercy. He gave the people time to repent. So too, in the days of our apostasy, God is giving us a time to repent.
To Barack Obama in the Last Hour as President
Before I speak of the significance of what we have witnessed, and of what we must do as we go forth from here, and of what lies ahead, we must first speak to that which is about to lie behind, namely this administration. On the day of the last Presidential Inauguration, I asked a question of President Obama. Now as we approach the President’s last hour, there are other questions that must be asked. These words are being recorded and now he will have more time to see it.
President Obama, with all respect that is due, as you approach the last hour of your presidency, you were shocked by the outcome of the election. And it now appears that your legacy will largely be undone.
You came to the presidency claiming that as a Christian you could not support the ending of marriage as it had always been known. And then you did everything in your power to end that very thing. And then you sought to force believers to take part in that very thing you said a believer could not support because of God. And then, those who would not take part of it, you sought to punish them.
If one believes that God is real, how can one do such things?
You came to the presidency speaking of tolerance. And yet you showed no tolerance for the lives of the unborn. But you zealously fought to defend the carrying out of their murder and, beyond that, to expand their murder around the world.
And then you went farther. You sought to force God’s people to partake in the killing of the unborn, to pay for their deaths. You even took them to court to coerce them into doing it.
If one has any fear of God, how can one do such things?
President Obama, on the day when marriage as we know it, as ordained in the Word of God, was, with your help, struck down in this land, you celebrated it by lighting up the White House in the colors of the rainbow. Did you not know that the rainbow does not belong to man – or to any movement of man? The rainbow… belongs to God. It is the sacred sign of God’s covenant, and the sacred colors of His throne?
If you believe that God is real, how could you use the sign of God to celebrate the striking down of the Word of God? And if you dishonor His throne, will He not dishonor yours?
If you overturn the edicts of God, should you be surprised that your own edicts will now be overturned? And if you strike down the precepts of God, will not your own precepts be struck down?
The Covenant of Abraham
You launched accusations against the leader of Israel in a way you never have against the leaders of enemy nations. You took part in isolating and condemning Israel before the world, and advancing a resolution that proclaimed that Israel had no right to Jerusalem.
If one has ever read the Bible, how could one foster such a thing? Did you miss what the Word of God says concerning Jerusalem?
There is only one who has authority over Jerusalem. And it is not the United Nations. It is not the European Union. And it is not you. There is only one. And His name is the Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – the Holy One of Israel.
Long before there was a United Nations or a United States, or any of the nations that cast this vote, the Lord issued His own resolution concerning Jerusalem. And no law, no executive order, and no U.N. vote will ever overturn it. And concerning that U.N. resolution, the Almighty has issued His own response…….. He vetoes it.
Four thousand years ago God made a covenant with Abraham, that states that whatever you do to Israel, shall be done to you.
You sought to intervene in an election held within the borders of a sovereign nation, Israel. Therefore should you now be surprised if God intervenes in the election in your own borders? You sought through Israel’s election to nullify the stands and legacy of its leader, Benjamin Netanyahu.
So should you now be surprised if God through the American election overturns the actions and positions of your government and nullify your legacy?
Despite how you treated the name of God, the Word of God, the ways of God, the hand of God, and the people and kingdom of God, the inconvenient truth is – God is real, His Word is true, His ways are eternal, His hand is mighty, and His kingdom is without end, and the darkness will not overcome it.
Mr. President, I am here to report to you good news – the God of Israel is alive and well and His arm is strong, to the rising up and casting down of kings and kingdoms, governments and administrations. You don’t think He can do that? To paraphrase your own words – Yes He Can!
The Three-Thousand-Year-Old Word
Three thousand years ago, King Solomon stood in front of the temple and prayed for his nation, that if it the people of Israel ever departed from God and His ways, that the Lord would have mercy on them. And God answered His prayer with these words: “If My people who are called by name will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from Heaven, I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.”
Thirty seven years ago America was in deep crisis. Its economy was in shambles, inflation was in double digits as was unemployment. And around the world, the nation’s prestige and power were crumbling. The Soviet Union was advancing. And over fifty Americans were taken hostage in Iran.
Every day Americans turned on their television sets to see multitudes across the world chanting “Death to America. Death to America. And then the president sent in a rescue mission. But it ended in disaster. The helicopters crashed in the desert and the bodies of American soldiers were now displayed in front of the world. America was helpless, and a gloom fell upon the nation.
It was then that believers gathered from across the country to this city with the hope of one Scripture that was proclaimed that day over and over again, 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people who are called by My name.”
They gathered on the Washington Mall to humble themselves and pray, to seek His face, to turn from their evil ways, and to cry out for America.
Two prayers were foremost above all, one, that where America’s military was helpless, God would by His own hand set the hostages free. And, two, with the multitude lifting up their hands toward the western side of the Capitol Building, that God would bring to Washington, those of His choosing to lead the government.
That following autumn came the presidential election and there was a revolution at the polls. Those candidates supporting Judeo-Christian values were swept into power. Foremost among them was Ronald Reagan. On Inaugural Day, 1981, Reagan made a change. He altered the location of the Inauguration from the eastern terrace of the Capitol Building, where it had always been, to the western terrace, where it has been ever since.
And as he stood on the western terrace, he was now facing the very place where the believers had gathered that day to pray. He was standing on the very spot to which they had pointed their hands as they asked God to bring into power those of His choosing. God was answering the prayer in the very place it was prayed.
And then, the hostages were released from Iran in that very same hour. The two prayers were answered at the same time and in the same place where they had been lifted up to God.
The Left Hand of God
With the raising of Reagan’s right hand to take the oath of presidency, America’s history changed, as did the history of the world. American economic power rebounded, as did American military power, and American prestige around the world. Its arch-nemesis, the Soviet Union, began to collapse, leaving America the world’s only superpower. It was called morning in America.
And it all began, and the history of the world changed, on that solitary moment when Reagan raised his right hand. But there was a mystery to that moment, a mystery the world never saw, a mystery that resting on Reagan’s left hand, and the left hand of God, the secret ways of the Almighty. And in the mystery of that moment are the key to the changing of history. Reagan’s left hand was placed on the Bible – and not only on the Bible, but on one particular verse in the Bible to which he was led. The history of the world changed on a Scripture. What was it? It was this:
If My people who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.”
His hand was resting on the exact same Scripture proclaimed the day when believers came from all over America to do that very thing in that very place. It was not politics that changed the world, or economics, or military power. It was God. It was the hand of the Almighty, in answer to the prayers of His people. And it changed the course of world history.
I know. I was there. And in the spring of this year, I returned to the Mall, for a gathering of prayer and intercession for America. And I led those gathered to turn to the Capitol Building and lift up their hands to the western terrace where the presidential inauguration would take place – and pray for God to have His way in that Inauguration and in America.
And so in this last election, the pollsters couldn’t believe what happened and the experts couldn’t explain it. But there was a reason for what happened. Against all odds, the people of God gathered to pray for the election – in small groups and large gatherings, around the nation and across the world.
What was it that all the experts and pollsters missed? The answer was 3000 years old: If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.” For the power of prayer is stronger than kingdoms. And God is faithful. And His promises are true.
Charge to the New President
And now to you, Donald Trump, who will shortly take your oath of office. As you are lifted up to become the most powerful man on earth, remember always that it is the Almighty who lifts up kings to the throne, and the Almighty who removes them.
Your authority comes not from man but from God, the King above all kings. Therefore, submit your life to His authority and by His authority you shall lead.
Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.
Your life has been a vessel of your will. Now it must become the vessel of His will and His purposes. Walk in His footsteps, seek His righteousness, and follow the leading of His voice.
Uphold His ways, and you shall be upheld. Keep His Word and you shall be kept. Give honor to His name, above all names, and your name shall be honored.
Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. If you do this, and you will arise, and you will shine, and the glory of the Lord will rise upon you.
The Window and the Call of God
And now to you, God’s people: We have witnessed the fall of a nation away from God as in the fall of ancient Israel to judgment. But even in the ancient template, God gave to His nation windows of mercy. And so God has now given a reprieve, a window of grace – to return. But what shall we do with that window?
If we should now place our faith in man or in our own powers, our pride and greatness, then we will have repeated the mistake made in ancient Israel, as recorded in Isaiah 9:10. Then we risk disaster. America can be great again. But it will not be by trusting in its own greatness or relying on its powers. The only way America will be great again… is for America return to the God who made America great in the first place. Without that return, there will be no greatness and no hope.
For the answer is not government, not the military, and not the economy. The answer… is God and the only way… is revival. And for revival to come, there must be repentance. For without repentance, there can be no revival. And that repentance must begin with the people of God – If My people who are called by My name…”
We have not come to Washington DC to seek the agency of government. We have come to seek the agency of the Holy Spirit. We have not come here to place our trust in the abilities of man. We have come to invoke the power of the Almighty… for revival.
We have been given this window and we must not waste it. We must work while it is yet day. This is the Inauguration Day. And beyond the Inauguration that the world will see with its eyes, we are here to inaugurate the purposes of God.
So let the word go forth from this place and this day to every child of God in this land, to every church and gathering in His name, that we commit ourselves from this time forth to fervently pray for revival, to work for revival, to repent for revival, to humble ourselves for revival, to seek His face for revival, to turn from our evil ways for revival, to proclaim the Gospel to revival, and by the power of God to live our lives in revival. For there are only two options: revival or judgment. The answer must be revival. However it comes, whether by blessing or by the shaking of a nation, let revival come. We come now before the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of Moses, the God of Elijah, the God of the prophets, the God of Messiah, the God of the Red Sea, and the God of the Resurrection, we to the throne of the Sovereign Almighty God of Israel.
Let this Inaugural Day be the Inauguration of a New Day, of the moving of God’s Spirit across this land. And we cry out to God, ‘Have mercy! Have mercy on this land! Lift up your eyes again upon this city on the hill, and have mercy. Let your power again be seen in this nation. Let it fall upon your people. Let it fall upon your Churches.
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