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The Battle Over America

Since the creation of man there has been a continual battle between light and darkness, between good and evil, between the wicked and the righteous. This spiritual battle continues to rage over our nation.

For some years now the wicked have been ruling this nation, and the righteous have mourned and wondered if our nation was lost for good. Throughout this past year God’s people have awakened from their slumber and lifted their voices — repenting and praying for revival. God heard our prayers and divinely intervened for His people in the elections.

As we watched the drama of election night it was clear that there was a spiritual battle for this nation. That evening we witnessed the power of prayer. This political victory, for which we thank God, should not cause us to take our ease but rather to continue what we have begun — drawing near to God in repentance, praying for a national revival. This political victory is not the answer for America! It is a blessing but not the answer. This election is only temporary.

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A Day of Pray and Fasting for Our Nation

Dear Prayer Partners,

I would like to let you know that AFA is calling God's people to fast and pray tomorrow for our nation. Below I have attached some information for those of you who may be interested.

I also want to let you know that Franklin Graham is inviting believers to join in prayer with him. The prayer event is scheduled to take place on Facebook live on Nov. 7th at 9pm Eastern.

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“Our nation is in trouble, and our only hope is in God!”

A few weeks ago we gathered on the Capitol grounds to repent for our sins and to pray that God’s favor would once again be upon our nation and that He would save us. As Franklin Graham said, “Our nation is in trouble, and our only hope is in God!”

Our nation is in trouble because we have sinned against God and rejected Him. He has lifted His hand of blessing, but still our hope is in Him because we know He is a merciful God that can forgive us if we repent and cry out to Him. He can save us! 


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Turning to the Lord

On Wednesday, October 12th at 12:00 p.m there will be a rally with Franklin Graham on the State Capitol grounds. This will be a gathering to repent and pray for revival in our state and nation.
Franklin Graham has a vision that carries him to the capital of every state of our land sharing that there is no hope in any political party but that our only hope is in God! He realizes, as many others do, that our nation is in trouble and that God is calling His people to turn to Him, humble themselves, repent, and seek His face. For this reason Franklin has been calling God’s people across this nation to gather together to pray and repent. 
Israel gathered at the sound of the trumpet, and we gather to pray by the calling of the Holy Spirit to each one of us. Many see that we are in great need, not only as a nation but also as God’s people. 
Like Israel we have sinned against God, and He has been displeased with us. As a result of our sin He has sent us affliction.
But just as in the days of Israel, God has raised up those, like Franklin Graham who are crying out for God’s people to repent so He can deliver us
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Blessed are they...that seek Him with the whole heart

We have held more communion with man than with God!

We have given a greater prominence to man's writings, man's opinions, man's systems in our studies--than to the Word of God. ( Is 8:20; I Thess. 2:13)

We have drunk more out of human cisterns than divine.

We have not been men of prayer. The spirit of prayer has slumbered among us.

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We are in dire need of the presence of God

We are in dire need of the presence of God. It brings Life; it gives us joy which is our strength; it breaks chains; it causes our enemies to be defeated. 

Israel understood the value of the presence of God as they prepared to enter the Promised Land. They knew that with God's presence they would have the strength they needed to fight the battles, and their enemies would not survive before them.

In Joshua 2:24 the spies said to Joshua, "Truly the Lord has delivered all the land into our hands, for indeed all the inhabitants of the country are faint hearted because of us."


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Lord, how can a sick church help a dying world?

In a recent APN prayer meeting a pastor prayed, “Lord, how can a sick church help a dying world? It’s not possible, Lord… but You can heal us and then we can help save the dying world.” The church in America is sick which is why we have had no power to help our dying nation. Regardless of what church or denomination we belong to, we are all apart of this sick body. BUT each one of us also has a part in the healing of this body.

We are like the man in the parable of Luke 10 who was beaten, robbed, and left dying on the Jericho road. We desperately need our God to pass by and pour in the wine and the oil and raise us up!

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Lord, light again the sacred flame of Holy Ghost revival fire.
He Who at Pentecost then came
Is He Whom we so much desire.
We need Him in our midst today;
Oh, send Him to us while we pray.

Revival is Your work, O God;
'Tis for revival we plead!
Spread holy flames of fire across our nation
And meet Your people's deepest need.
Oh, send the Spirit's holy power
Upon our waiting hearts this hour.

We need the Spirit to convict
And bring once more the sense of sin.
May sinners feel their conscience pricked
And see how far from God they've been.
With Holy Ghost conviction seize
Till sinners fall upon their knees.

We need the Spirit to empower,
To cleanse and fill and sanctify.
Send Him upon the Church this hour
Till all their Savior glorify.
Make holy love to overflow;
Set lives and faces aglow!

Oh, send revival once again;
Lord, set our spirits all aflame!
Reveal Your glory unto men;
Once more exalt Your Holy name!
Revival is our greatest need;
Oh, send the Holy Ghost we plead!

-Wesley L. Duewel

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What great things God has done!

What great things God has done!

What a wonderful work He began in 2015! This was the year of small beginnings, a year of the seeds pushing up into the sunlight, reaching out to heaven opening their small leaves to the light.

Now what is the Lord's plan for us in 2016?One obvious coming prayer theme is the 2016 elections. Let us implore the Lord for a righteous person to lead our country. But what does the Lord want from us this year? What other great and wonderful works will He do? What is He saying? At last, the Lord gave a familiar verse to lead us into 2016.

2 Chr. 7:14, "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

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“Until we have seen ourselves as God sees us.." A.W. Tozer

“The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God.”
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy
“Until we have seen ourselves as God sees us, we are not likely to be much disturbed over conditions around us as long as they do not get so far out of hand as to threaten our comfortable way of life. We have learned to live with unholiness and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing.”
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy
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Coming together in prayer for national repentance and revival

Each time we come together in prayer for national repentance and revival, I'm reminded of my own great need for personal repentance. Many times I have asked the Lord to open my eyes to my true spiritual condition and asked for the Spirit of Repentance to come upon me. While He has allowed me this to some degree, the Lord has also begun to reveal an even greater truth. Until I see myself in the perfect, holy light of God Almighty, how can I ever understand the depth of my own sinful condition? Have I, in all my pursuits, lost sight of the great holiness of God? Furthermore, have my thoughts towards Him become less than who He truly is? Have I, in my mind, created an image and even possibly an idol, of who I think God is--an image that is far less than His consummate glory?

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God is hearing the prayer of His people

Before Thanksgiving I was reminded of the ten lepers that Jesus healed in Luke 17. All ten lepers cried out for mercy and were rewarded with a miracle, yet only one came back to Jesus in thanksgiving for what He had done. This story shows us that most do not spend time giving thanks for all the blessings they have received. I hope that every one of us is as that one man who returned to thank the Lord. When God's people pray and God answers, He is worthy to be thanked and praised.
One of the answers to prayer that I want to thank the Lord for is that though the Progressives spent one billion dollars on the Virginia election, they did not succeed in empowering the governor to further his liberal agenda. 
Our prayers were answered as well in Senator Dick Black's re-election. He was outspent by his opponent 3 to 1, yet he held his seat. Money is not what will win elections but we have seen again it is the power of prayer. Granted not Every conservative in Virginia won but certainly God has heard our prayers. 
We as a praying people are making history before the throne of God. God is hearing the prayers of His people, and He will do so much more as we continue in supplication with thanksgiving. 
Phil 4:6, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." 
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Desperate times call for desperate prayer!


Desperate times call for desperate measures! For God’s people, desperate times call for desperate prayer. Now is the time to move the heart of God with desperate prayer and fasting. As Hollywood values and sodomy replace Christianity, we must turn to God. Our hope lies not in the White House, but in God’s house, and His house is filled with the prayers of His people. 

We must humbly come before the throne of God who will always respond to our desperation. God delivered Esther and her people when they humbled themselves with fasting and prayer (Esther 4). He answered Elisha’s cry and gave resurrection life (2 Kings 4). When Hezekiah cried out, God gave him victory in battle (2 Chronicles 32). Blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus despite the scorn, and he received sight (Mark 10). Imagine if these ones had not cried out; they would not have experienced miraculous transformations!

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When will we repent?

When will we repent?

Great spiritual awakenings are the sovereign work of Almighty God. Revival is when God comes down. I have experienced this only one time during my 38 years in ministry. God came down with the sound of a freight train rolling through 200 pastors and lay leaders who broke out into repentance, while I was preaching a revival among the villages on the border of Uganda and Kenya. It is my passion to see this happen in America.

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Why Should We Pray?

Why should we pray?

The short answer is that God commands it. “Call upon me, and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3. Prayer is communication between us and our Heavenly Father.

Jesus said that men ought to pray. He chided his disciples for falling asleep instead of praying with Him. “What, could you not watch with me one hour?” Mark 14:37

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Why have I unsubscribed?

My inbox is perpetually filled with email from Tea Party groups heralding the latest abuse by the President and his cabal, or a crisis precipitated by his actions. Am I supposed to be surprised? Alarmed? Spurred to action?  Are we just now figuring out what tyrants do?  As I read your emails about the latest crisis, it becomes apparent that the reported crisis is framing for a fundraising appeal, and it feels manipulative.

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God’s Sheep Dog (part II)- Called to Evangelize

Uncle John Vassar Part II

Called to Evangelize

After the crushing loss of his family, John Vassar felt the call of God to leave the pursuits of this life behind him and commit all to the One Who is a close Friend to the lonely by entering the ministry. John became a colporteur, travelling the countryside tirelessly in search of any opportunity to bring a lost or wayward soul to the feet of Christ, and so devoting his every energy to the work as a man wrings drops of water from a wet cloth. Whether it was miles of dusty, country road tread in search of the occasional encounter, or among the crowded streets of Boston knocking door-to-door, John Vassar was after souls wherever they were.  

Once he came upon a humble farmer ploughing a field, and after a short time of evangelistic labor both were kneeling in the upturned soil as the farmer gave his heart to Christ. Another time John knocked on the door of a house in a wealthy Boston neighborhood only to have the lady of the house slam the door in his face! She had heard of him and had vowed to slam the door in his face if ever he attempted a visit. Unwilling to give up, John sat down on her doorstep and sang:

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Our once moral society is crumbling before our eyes

Today we are seeing our once moral society crumbling before our eyes. So often our prayers seem to have little affect, and it is easy to become discouraged and retreat into a personal survival mode.

However, God has given us a message for our time in the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah's story is our story. His time is our time. Out of love for his people he began to pray and work to turn their situation around. His story reminds us of our need to not retreat into personal survival mode but rather to persevere in order to see revival and restoration.

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God’s Sheep Dog - Why does God allow such tragedy and sorrow?

Uncle John Vassar Part I

Why does God allow such tragedy and sorrow?

This is the cry of many broken hearts, and indeed some may find consolation in the inspirational life of John Vassar.

Born in 1813 in Poughkeepsie, New York, John had a promising future in the ambitions of this world. A worker in his cousin’s brewery, he was industrious, diligent in business, and showed potential to becoming a partner in the firm. His home life was pleasant, his health perfect, and his prospects financially bright.

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A Man who Yielded all to have God

Graham Scroggie

The Sanctuary of Prayer

Prayer is the communication a believer has with the Almighty. Only a true believer, one who has been called by God will know the heights of prayer. To the shallow, to the lukewarm, to the one comfortable with this life and the vanities it has to offer, prayer is an optional and tedious religious duty to be avoided at all costs; to turn to only if prompted or forced.

But, O, the joys that the one pricked by God has in Prayer! This one knows the communion and fellowship with Heaven. To him, prayer is a delight and privilege. Time spent in prayer is time fully realized. Time spent away from prayer is dreadful; a necessary evil to resist and shorten if at all possible.

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