The 3 Arrows
"Take the bow in your hands," he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king's hands.
"Open the east window," he said, and he opened it. "Shoot!" Elisha said, and he shot. "The Lord's arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!" Elisha declared. "You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek [the enemy]" (2 Kings 13:16-17).
(Our enemy is not flesh and blood, but Satan.)
I see three arrows of the Lord's deliverance for our nation: patience, major construction and child-like faith.
Arrow of Patience: Stay in the Waiting Room and Pray
I heard the Lord say, "Be patient, your nation is having major heart surgery. Stay in the waiting room and pray."
I remember when my mother had major bypass heart surgery in her '70s. The doctors came to us in the waiting area and told us these words: "Because of what she just went through, she's not going to look very good to you, but she looks great to us!"
I sense the Lord saying, "Be patient with your nation, and remember I am not a Republican or Democrat, I am that I am. I am working on a whole nation and everyone is a work in process. Don't judge, for I am not finished working on anyone. I am working in the Fox newsroom, the CNN newsroom and all the other news networks, TV outlets, media and radio. I'm going for the heart of this nation, for it will surely die unless I complete surgery on its heart.
"Stop grumbling and complaining. It can delay and even cancel this kairos moment as your nation is on My operating table. Speak life and become love to every person. Embrace your opposition and enemies so they will experience My arms of love surrounding them. Protest the devil, not people.
"What appears to be chaos and gross darkness to you are the instruments I pick up in My hands and use to give new hearts to nations. Nothing is being wasted in the hands of your Redeemer. Your heart is also included in this surgery. Trust Me, and tell your heart to beat again!"
Arrow of Major Construction: There's a New Carpenter in Town
There's a new carpenter in town, and major construction is coming to the White House. I heard this Jewish carpenter [Jesus] declaring, "The day of trying to force square pegs into round holes is over. I'm carving out a new place for My so-called 'misfits' to influence the government of this nation. Since My foolishness is wiser than man's wisdom, many will wonder what I'm up to in Washington D.C.
"I'm digging up the foundation of a nation until it hits rock bottom. I will then hew it out of My rock of ages. Many will witness My explosive power like dynamite, interrupting and shaking hell out of this nation, releasing a tsunami effect worldwide with the fear of the Lord.
"The fuse has been lit. Stay focused on Me and don't get addicted to the news of this world. Up until now they have blocked Me out, but the media will soon give way as I blow the hinges off of newsrooms."
Arrow of Child-like Faith: 'Out of the Mouth of Babes Hast Thou Ordained Strength'
I heard the Lord decree, "I'm pulling out all the stops!"
The Lord spoke an unusual prayer alert at this time: "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger" (Ps. 8:2, KJV). I then heard the Lord say, "Ask your children and grandchildren to pray for your nation, no matter how young they are. Do not put a limit on their age."
I thought to myself, "Perhaps the younger they are, the more prayer power they have?" For children only believe. The Lord knows a pure, innocent, child-like faith is needed for this nation at this time.
Many years ago, I saw the initials of the city of "D.C." lighting up, standing as an abbreviation for "Dear Children." The Lord spoke, "Children will be used as a powerful weapon to help take this city. A child shall lead them to overtake it." I didn't know then how children would be used until the Lord reminded me today. I believe this is the time for whole families, which includes our children and grandchildren, to rise up in prayer. Again, do not put a limit on their age. I wonder if even babies in the womb are crying out for our nation at this time?
Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life Church in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past 40 years and is in leadership. He faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope Inc. for 23 years and now travels full time, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. He is currently an adviser at large for Aglow International. Bill has authored several prophetic books. His latest book is Handfuls of Purpose. His prophetic email list is: billyountweekly.com. Visit Bill's website at billyount.com.
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