Oct 31, '10 12:47 PM
By Regner Capener
Morning, y’all! Up and at ‘em, yet?
I’m just getting my coffee started. yAWN!! Trying to wake up this morning. Della is off to a Ladies’ Retreat at Banff Springs, Alberta, so I’m on my own.
If you haven’t had your cup of Java yet this morning, hang on, this French Press will be ready in a couple of minutes. Grab a chair and have a seat.
We’re less than 48 hours away from the elections as I write this, and I need to share with you a dream that came to me a few days ago. This is out of sequence in my dream sharing. I have already completed Dreams from the Lord IV, but because of the nature and urgency of this new dream I felt the necessity of getting this out to you for your prayerful consideration.
In his letter to the Romans, Paul makes a remarkable statement concerning Abraham that we tend to forget or overlook.
Romans 4:17: (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Isaiah 46:9-10: Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
This may be a stretch for some folks, but I believe that dreams are given because the Lord is giving us the opportunity to declare the end from the beginning and call those things that are not as though they were. Why? What was it that Jesus instructed in what we often refer to as “The Lord’s Prayer”?
Matthew 6:9-10: After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
When the Lord gives us dreams, I believe that He shows us His heart’s desire. I believe that He shows us those things which are His will and purpose in Heaven, giving us both the opportunity and responsibility to call them into being here on earth. That said, consider this dream.
In this dream, the elections were over, and a few days had passed. I was at the White House having a conversation with Barack Obama. The conservative Republicans had swept the elections taking both the House and Senate majorities away from the Democrats. It was an electoral sweep of historic proportions and historic consequences.
Obama was visibly shaken. Somehow he had never believed that this kind of changeover in power could or would happen. The fact that his policies and agenda were so thoroughly repudiated by the voting public literally stopped him in his tracks.
It was a golden opportunity for me to share with him the difference between the wishy-washy, “inclusive” religion he had called “Christianity” and a true relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He hung his head in his hands and covered his eyes. I shared with him the fact that literally tens of thousands of Christians had been praying – many of them fasting as well – for a Great Awakening in this nation not unlike the one that took place in the 1700’s and 1800’s beginning with Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield.
America was born as a nation during that first Great Awakening, with most of our early presidents having a genuine faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, and leading this nation in a Godly way.
Last year during the Prayer Mountain gathering in Branson, Missouri, the Lord spoke to Billye Brim and told her that it was not a change of political parties or leaders that would bring change to this nation – righteous change, that is. It would only come with a new and fresh awakening in the hearts of people to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
To that end we have been praying, as have literally hundreds of thousands of Christians across this nation, and around the world. The electoral sea change taking place in this nation is the result of those prayers and the awakening that has been taking place.
America was founded for the purpose of providing a haven for Christians who could teach, preach and spread the Gospel of the Kingdom around the world with complete freedom, and the backing of a nation that would stand behind them. That purpose is instilled in virtually every state constitution. The First Amendment to our Constitution was designed to keep the government from infringing upon our Christian liberties in any way.
As I shared in the dream with Barack Obama, he began to shake and tremble as the Holy Spirit brought deep conviction to him, and an awakening to who Jesus Christ really is. Revelation began to pour into his being, and for the first time in his life there was a recognition and realization of the Truth of the Gospel. With that revelation came an understanding of how he had been duped throughout his life and misled into believing an agenda that was – in reality – opposed to everything Jesus Christ preached and provided.
He dropped to his knees on the floor and began to weep almost uncontrollably as the Spirit of the Lord washed over his being. Finally he got to his feet. He was quiet for a moment, and then said, “When I ran for the presidency, I campaigned on a platform of change for this nation. The “change” I’ve been trying to push has been wrong. Now we will see some real change as I move to right some terrible wrongs I’ve done to this nation.”
I said to him, “Mr. President, you are certainly aware of the fact that there are a number of lawsuits making their way through the courts challenging your right to sit as president because of your not being born in the U.S.”
He answered me, “Yes, I know that. If those lawsuits are heard by the Supreme Court, I will lose and be forced from office. I may not have a long time, but what time I do have I intend to use for good.”
Again I said to him, “Mr. President, this nation needs to hear from you. They need to hear your confession and your conviction that Jesus Christ is indeed Lord of your life – and furthermore, that He is Lord of America!”
He nodded his head and replied, “You’re right. There is nothing more powerful than an honest and forthright confession.”
I awoke from the dream as Barack Obama prepared to make his announcement, realizing that the Lord had shown me something that can be! This is not an illusion. It is not simply a flight of fancy. This is a change that can take place in this nation.
We have been praying daily for change – righteous change. We have been praying daily that the Holy Spirit would cause the removal of all those from office who follow their own agenda instead of listening to the Lord, and replace them with people who would lead and govern in righteousness. What better change than to have those in power – such as the president himself – publicly repent and confess Jesus Christ as the head of this nation.
It hasn’t happened yet. There are others within the prophetic community who have seen this kind of change taking place – and with Barack Obama! This can happen, folks! But it can’t and won’t happen unless the people of God pray and intercede as never before.
More than ever, we need to assemble as the people of God and cry out for this kind of change. In the remaining days and hours before the elections take place (and many folks have already voted early) I urge you to join us in prayer and intercession for this nation.
Beyond that, I urge you to set aside any prejudice or bias or ill feeling you may have towards Barack Obama because of the choices and agenda he has pushed forward and intercede before God for an awakening to take place in him. This man is in trouble, people, and he needs the Lord in his life. He needs the reality of relationship with Jesus Christ instead of the dead religion that has been foisted off on him since his childhood.
He needs an awakening to the purposes of God – not only for himself and his family, but for this nation. If that awakening takes place, we will have a harvest of souls like you can’t imagine!
Buckle your seatbelts!
The Holy Spirit is moving and operating in this day and age in non-traditional ways; and any attempts we make to box Him in or try to second-guess Him are doomed to failure. Those who are willing to hear what He has to say and are ready to “operate outside the box” will see and experience the Glory of the Lord!
Blessings on you!
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