A National Appeal to Heaven
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting for America
September 30th-November 8th, 2016
One of the most significant presidential elections in our nation’s history will take place in just a few weeks. When things seem so dark and beyond our control, there is always hope because we can appeal to heaven!
As we intercede for this nation, we are “standing in the gap.” In Numbers 16, there was a rebellion among the Israelites against Moses and Aaron. This rebellion was against the authority of God and those He had chosen to be leaders of His people. Because of the rebellion, the Lord sent a plague among them. Moses and Aaron had His love for the people and were immediately moved to intercede for them. Moses directed Aaron to take the censer to make atonement for them. In verse 47-48 it says,
“Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran in to the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people. And he stood between the living and the dead, and the plague was stopped.”
Aaron ran and stood between those who had already died and those who were going to die if the plague continued. This is intercession. We can stand in the gap between what is and what should be and cry out to God. When we see that the state of our nation is out of alignment with the Word of God, we can repent on behalf of the nation and call into being the true destiny and calling the Lord has placed upon America.
This nation is unlike any other in its founding and we believe that through the power of intercession, our country can experience revival and reformation. Beginning September 30-November 8, Election Day, we are joining with others in 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting for America. Let’s cry out to God to turn the tide in America!
“Let it be said of our generation that when a nation teetered on the edge of destruction, having lost the ancient path of truth, we answered the divine call to war for its restoration. Let it be said of us as it was of our forefathers, that in the face of overwhelming odds, we took our stand in the celestial courtroom, appealing to the Judge of all the earth for His saving power. Join the movement—appeal to heaven!” (Dutch Sheets, "An Appeal To Heaven")