How can we know that this coup attempt will fail? Let me share several reasons.
I received a letter from a ministry partner last week who felt it was important that I accept the election as finished and Joe Biden as the next president.
“My husband and I have prayed and feel at peace with the result. I believe it is proof of God’s judgment over Donald Trump,” she explained.
My concern is that her perspective is grounded in what is seen with the natural eye, not taking into account who God is, what He requires, and what He has done in the past.
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked. (Prv 25:26 ESV)
To be clear, I am calling what the Democrat platform and what Joe Biden says he supports wicked. (If you disagree with that statement, that’s an entirely different conversation.)
But let me state, this coup attempt will fail.
Like many, I have continued to pray for a word and insight into what we see happening. There is no doubt that tension and division are mounting. But this isn’t just about what we see, but what we don’t see.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal (2 Cor 4:18 NIV).
We need to look at what God has done in the past. Although He never seems to show up when or how we think He will, He ALWAYS shows up.
Several times over the last two weeks He has spoken to me of Gideon (Judges 6-8) and why we are in a similar moment.
What we see right now is a sifting and shifting, not only in government, but also in the Church.
We are changing from one season into another, leading to what I believe will be a massive revival across the globe as deliverance comes to our nation through “commoners.”
Who are the commoners? Those even now in the trenches, working behind the scenes in whatever capacity they are able. Lawyers, researchers, intercessors, writers, etc. Unknown names to the world, but known to God. It’s not the first time He has used such an army. Look around. These heroes are everywhere.
In order to see what God is doing in the present, we need to remember what He has done in the past. He never changes. God will not be mocked. He is and has always been in control. He sits in the heavens and laughs that man thinks he rules. (Ps 2:4)
Those plotting to remove God from our land are in for a rude awakening. How do I know that? Let’s look at what He did in the days of Gideon as the Midianites harassed and tried to enslave God’s people.
And the power of Midian prevailed against Israel. (The name Midian means division and strife. Coincidence?) For they were like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were innumerable, and they entered the land to ravage it. And the Israelites cried out to the Lord (Judges 6:2 & 5).
PRESENT DAY: And the power of division and strife intent on takeover seemed to prevail against America and the world. They were like a great swarm of locusts. They appeared innumerable and entered our land to ravage it (under the pretext of “saving” it.) And Americans cried out to the Lord.
God tapped Gideon (his name means “One who cuts down”) to lead. He was an unlikely choice.
If you read the story you will remember that Gideon was timidly threshing out wheat in a wine press. He was hiding in fear. The angel of the Lord appeared and called him a mighty warrior. He didn’t look so mighty to me. Thank God that He sees us for who we can be and what He placed within us, rather than who we are in this moment.
Why had the Midianites been able to gain such strength? Judges 6:10 tells the story, “Because you have not obeyed Me.” It is no different for America. Sin has abounded in our land along with pride. But just as Israel repented, so there has been repentance and humbling in our land before God. Why is that important?
Because that is the key to strength.
GIDEON: “Why then has this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about. Did He not bring us up out of Egypt?”
THE LORD: And the Lord looked at him and said, “Go in this your strength and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian (strife & division). Have I not sent you?
What was Gideon’s strength to which the Lord referred? It was humility. (Judges 6:15)
For months we have been reminded of the key to our deliverance in this hour, “If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, then I will hear from heaven and heal their land” (2 Chr 7:14).
I realize that the Church is not fully awake. I realize that not everyone has humbled themselves. But a remnant has. Jonathan Cahn’s Return, Franklin Graham’s Prayer March 2020, Sean Feucht’s Let Us Worship events. We have seen over a million believers who have come together to cry out to God just through these events.
They represent even greater numbers of those unseen, but just as effectively, interceding. And God will respond because is always true to Himself. This repentance and humility is now our place of strength.
How else do we know that God will deliver us from this coup attempt in process? Not only because we have humbled ourselves and cried out to Him, but because we have started to tear down the idols of Baal.
In the days of Gideon that was his first assignment. He was to go and tear down the idols on the high places. Although he was too afraid to do it by day, Gideon took some friends and did it at night. He began to dismantle the works of evil. We need to remember that God honors those who honor His commandments: You shall have no other gods before Me.
Like him or not, President Trump has systematically been dismantling the idols of Baal erected in America. For the last four years he has torn down and reversed ungodly mandates from previous administrations, chopping away at the laws that protect the idols of pro-abortion, LGBTQ perversion, pedophilia, religious persecution, and more. It has been in alignment with God’s purposes.
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Will He suddenly allow it all to come back? Is His arm too short to save? Of course not.
Gideon was afraid as many are right now. Even after he started to take leadership and pull together an army, we learn THEY were afraid. But God didn’t need a huge number, He just needed a remnant. In fact, He only wanted a small number, so that man could not claim the glory for the victory that was about to occur at His hands.
Then the LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many people for Me to deliver Midian into their hands, lest Israel glorify themselves over Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Now, therefore, proclaim in the hearing of the people: ‘Whoever is fearful and trembling may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’”
So twenty-two thousand of them turned back, but ten thousand remained (Judges 7:2-3).
Over two-thirds were afraid and left. It sounds like where we are at in our nation right now as fear has caused many to capitulate just wanting this to be over and things to get back to “normal.”
Then the LORD said to Gideon, “There are still too many people. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go. But if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.”
So Gideon brought the people down to the water, and the LORD said to him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues like a dog from those who kneel to drink.” And the number of those who lapped the water with their hands to their mouths was three hundred men; all the others knelt to drink. (Judges 7:4-6).
Those who brought the water up to their mouths to drink were the ones alert and watchful. They were the ones chosen for the task of defeating the innumerable Midianite (strife and division) army. Just 300 men against an army too numerous to count. Crazy right? We need to remember that God likes to do it that way.
That night the LORD said to Gideon, “Get up and go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand. But if you are afraid to do so, then go down to the camp with your servant Purah (means fruitful) and listen to what they are saying (Judges 7:9-11).
I believe the Lord wants to encourage us to listen to what they are saying. The continued insistence by the media reveals their fear of defeat.
As you know in the story of Gideon, a soldier in the opposing army had a dream of a barley loaf tumbling down the hill and crashing into the enemy’s camp. Barley was the commoner’s food. It represented that deliverance was coming through “commoners.” I believe that is what we are seeing right now as well.
As we stand now at the top of the hill waiting for what we sense is coming, perhaps you feel like Gideon…afraid. It’s okay. Listen to what they (the opposing camp) is saying.
I will tweak a line from Hamlet, “Me thinks they protest too much.”
Their continued and desperate insistence of Biden’s win, and refusal to admit the overwhelming evidence of fraud which has been uncovered speaks volumes.
God understands that many are afraid. Afraid of the future. Afraid of what will happen in our nation in order to see this conflict resolved.
It’s okay. He is in control. As the angel said to Mary long ago, “Fear not.”
Rest assured, deliverance is coming and even now is tumbling down the hill. As intercessors it is simply our job to stand fast, immovable, as we continue to pray. May we be part of the remnant who are constantly on the alert, watching as He once again delivers His people in a way wherein only He will get the glory and America will return fully to Him.
Prayer: O Lord, help us to keep our eyes on who You are, not on what we see. Thank You for Your Word which reminds us what You have done in the past to encourage us of what You will do for us now. Strengthen us, Lord, to stand. Hear our cry as we continue to pray for our nation which was established by You. Only You can save us in this hour, and so we watch to see Your deliverance come. Show Your glory. Bring revival to our land.
(Published on Intercessors for America – ifapray.org)