fasting negativity

everywhere you look there is talk about the presidential election. television, radio, newspapers, magazines, etc. you can’t get away from it. this election has sparked A LOT of interest that normally isn’t there. regardless of the end results this election will definitely be historical. i really am worn out of hearing so much negativity on both sides. i wonder if there ever can be an election w/o all of the negative campaigns.  i really am at a point where i don’t know who i’m voting for. i know who i’m not voting for. i’m just not sure if i want to support the other candidate. do you vote for the lesser of the two? or do you not vote at all. i’m very thankful for my right to vote and i normally exercise that right. but if you don’t fully support and/or agree with everything they are about then do you still vote for them? i got an email yesterday from “the elijah list”. bill yount shared a word he believed is straight from God. i like what he has to say and i really think i’m going to spend the next 40 days NOT following all the talk about politics. instead i will spend my days talking to the Lord and asking Him for direction. i don’t want to cloud my judgement with what the world thinks. anyone want to join me?

“OH, AMERICA!…DO NOT SELL YOUR BIRTHRIGHT!”

I saw a violent wrestling in the heavenlies as a window of opportunity was opening up momentarily for a space of time for our nation to be redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb! I heard as a strong voice of an angel was proclaiming and piercing through the powers of darkness over America…“OH, AMERICA!…DO NOT SELL YOUR BIRTHRIGHT!”

FOR THE HEALING OF OUR NATION, WATCH YOUR MOUTH FOR THE NEXT 40 DAYS. FAST FROM ALL NEGATIVE THINKING, CRITICAL WORDS, AND THE POINTING OF THE FINGER

“Post a guard at my mouth, God, set a watch at the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3

I sense we have entered a critical space of time during the next 40 days as we repent and draw closer to the Lord. I sense during this time that the words that we speak, especially concerning our nation, will carry tremendous power in how the Lord responds to us. I sense it is as though our words will be amplified in the spirit realm during this time.

God will be listening, but so will the enemy! Much of the battle and breakthroughs will be won by the words that we speak! Remember that the power of life and death is in our tongue! I sense the Lord saying, “OH, America! … DECREE YOUR BIRTHRIGHT!”

I heard of a congregation who sensed the Lord challenging them to fast from negative words and thoughts for forty days. At the end of forty days, there were tremendous testimonies of miracles, financial breakthroughs, and relationships reconciled!

ISRAEL‘S MOUTH KEPT THEM OUT OF THEIR INHERITANCE…THEY MURMURED AND COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP OF THEIR NATION!

Murmuring and complaining against their leadership, Moses, became full-blown and rooted in unbelief, keeping the Israelites from entering into their promised land. I sense we need to be reminded, especially during these next 40 days, to be careful what we speak concerning the leadership of our nation, churches, and yes, the husbands and fathers of our families. Perhaps, if you are a Republican, it may be wise to pray more for the Democratic leaders and vice versa.

If you are a leader, remember that Moses also was kept out of his inheritance by getting angry with the people and striking the rock instead of speaking to it. We as leaders must be careful to speak encouragement and not provoke those under us to wrath.

IF OUR MOUTH CAN KEEP US OUT OF OUR INHERITANCE – OUR MOUTH CAN TAKE US IN!

It is interesting that even with all of the sin, the giants, and the evil in the land of Canaan, that God still called it a “good land…flowing with milk and honey.” Even when the evil report came about how big the giants were, Joshua and Caleb responded, “If the giants are that big, imagine how big the fruit of that land is!” Both of them could only carry out one cluster of grapes on a pole.

“I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living!” Psalm 27:13

I believe the Lord will open our eyes and ears as we close our mouths more during these next 40 days. He will show us great and mighty things that we just never saw or heard before. We will begin to see the good of our land – the fruit, instead of the giants and evil. We will then begin to pray and say what He says about our nation! I believe we will even begin speaking blessing to the ground beneath our feet!

SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAINS, SING TO YOUR VALLEYS, AND BLESS YOUR OCEAN SHORELINES…”THIS LAND WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME!”

I heard the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon, and the oceanfront properties crying out to Heaven, “Don’t let go of me!” I heard the earth herself groaning – from California to the New York Highlands, and from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters – she was travailing, as though crying out for the manifestation of the sons of God to come forth in power and might!

A VERBAL BLESSING IS SO POWERFUL IN REVERSING THE CURSE OF THE LAND!

Remember the old saying, “If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all!” As I saw our words blessing the land of our nation, much of the land was beginning to come under the anointing and ownership of God’s people as though it was responding to our love and kindness to it.

This time period is the perfect time to speak forth God’s word and call those things in this nation that are not as though they were!

“OH AMERICA!…DON’T SELL YOUR BIRTHRIGHT – DECREE IT!


Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministries
Email: theshofarhasblown@juno.com

how about it? any fellow fasters out there?

 

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One response to “fasting negativity

  1. Hi Tracie,

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve been watching what’s going on with the American elections in the media, and I too have been wondering why there’s a need for so much mudslinging.

    Thanks for sharing this word. I think we all do have a lot to gain by thinking and speaking the positive into politics and the state of our nations, whichever they may be.

    I’ll be trying my best to speak good words for America over the rest of this election period.

    Biche

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