"PENNSYLVANIA EMERGES AS 'TIPPING POINT' BATTLEGROUND FOR BIDEN AND TRUMP" -The Washington Post
Pics are from Darin and my time at Valley Forge, 2 years ago on this very day!
(Washington's residence while at Valley Forge)
Once again, we see the major battleground is Pennsylvania...the very birthplace of our nation! I believe this is very significant in this hour, as it has been many times in our history.
In the winter of 1777, General George Washington and his army were stationed in Valley Forge, PA. Things were looking very grim. In letters sent to other commanding officers during this time, Washington essentially says that if they didn't make it through this time in Valley Forge, their attempt to create this new nation would be over. He said it was in the Providential hand of God. The Lord did of course, and the rest is history.
Fast forward to another pivotal moment in American history...1863, during the height of the Civil War. A battle was being fought in a small place called Gettysburg, once again in Pennsylvania, that was seen as the turning point for the Civil War.
The battleground is the birthplace! Consider that for just a moment. This is true for this moment in our beloved Nation, as well as in our own personal lives as believers and warriors in His Kingdom. The very place where you face the fiercest battles, will be the birthplace of something great.
(Ringing the "Justice Bell" in Washington's Chapel, declaring "Let Justice reign throughout America once again!")
We are once again at a pivotal and historic "battle" in these great United States of America. Will we continue down a path to return to the greatness that we once stood for, or will we move towards the darkness of socialism, communism, and against the very ideals and beliefs that this nation was founded on? The answer is up to us...We the People, and more importantly, WE THE CHURCH (Ekklesia)!!
To quote Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th century French diplomat, political scientist, and historian, in his studies of "Democracy in America"...
"I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her fertile fields and boundless forests, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her public school system and her institutions of learning, and it was not there. I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great."
President Trump is not perfect, as none have been before him, but he has done many, many good and very important things since becoming President, two of which I believe are the most important of all. Under this current President, steps have been made to return to the ideals and values of what made America great in the first place, specifically the religious freedoms that caused the original puritans and pilgrims to seek out this land. The current battle is for these religious freedoms, as well as the returning to the understanding that ALL lives must be valued (#1- unborn babies, as well as prison reform for inmates, more employment for minorities, etc).
There is one final and great harvest still to come here in America, and it is only with these religious freedoms that we so enjoy, that the ministers, preachers, and spiritual leaders of America can speak the full truth of the gospel, without fear of persecution and attack. It is time for our pulpits to be "aflame with preachers of righteousness" once again...for therein lies our "greatness"!
I believe that the battleground has been set, and I am declaring victory will come by the mighty hand of God, swiftly and expediently!
Lord, just as you have done many times in our history, we, the American People, and more importantly, the Church of Jesus Christ, plead for Your angel armies to be released on behalf of this nation! We ask that we would see unexpected and amazing victories in this battle we are facing...so that the Nation You founded would once again rise to be that beacon on a hill, that Your Glory will sweep over her plains, her mountains, and her shores, as was declared by those who came here many generations ago! May America return to greatness, as she returns to that which is good and pleasing in Your sight! Believing for Victory, Amanda Shiflett - Prophetic Reformer