From the time God called me to preach, I have carried a burden for others, but never have I felt such deep concern for the well being of our nation. God has kept me in prayer for the church, for America and for the world Jesus died to redeem. Please hear this loud and clear: NOW is the time for the church and our nation to get right with God or be buried beneath the consequences of denying God and mocking His truth.

A Broken Heart

From the time God called me to preach, I have carried a burden for others, but never have I felt such deep concern for the well being of our nation. God has kept me in prayer for the church, for America and for the world Jesus died to redeem. Please hear this loud and clear: NOW is the time for the church and our nation to get right with God or be buried beneath the consequences of denying God and mocking His truth.

In brokenness and compassion for his beloved nation, the prophet Jeremiah cried out, “Oh that my head were waters and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people…Lies and not truth prevail in the land. They proceed from evil to evil, but they do not know Me…They taught their tongue to speak lies. Your dwelling is in the midst of deceit. Through deceit they refuse to know God…With the mouth one speaks peace to his neighbor, but inwardly he sets an ambush for him.”

Later, in Lamentations, the prophet asks, “Is it nothing to you? Is anyone concerned that many people have been taken captive by the adversary, the deceiver?” Let me answer firmly, YES! I have taken it seriously and my heart breaks as I witness the same things Jeremiah referenced. I well remember about 30 years ago when Billy Graham (who has been such an example of humility, love and an inspiration to me since my teens) said to me in a conversation, “James, you remind me of Jeremiah because of your passion for Christ and your compassion for others. God has gifted you to inspire Christians to be witnesses for Christ and to care about others.” I do not know that I grasped the full meaning of what he was saying then, but I see it clearly today.

I weep over a church and believers who “just sing louder” in the face of devastation and deception; over a nation with such a warped view of God and truth that they persist in flying upside down and what they believe to be up continually proves to be down. I weep as I see God’s people “perish for lack of knowledge.” Our national leaders cannot think straight because far too often they have left God out of their discussions. I care too deeply to be silent or indifferent and, as Paul said, “I must warn people day and night with tears” while seeking to help those who are blind and dull of hearing to let God open their ears and eyes in order to hear what the Spirit is saying to the church and, yes, to the nation. I am asking God to give His people clear vision and direction.

Two years ago this month the Lord gave me a vision of standing with Jesus on the mountain overlooking Jerusalem as He was pleading for the people to come to the shelter of God as chicks to the safety of the hen’s wings. The Lord revealed this is His glorious invitation in the face of desolation and He is offering it to America at this moment. The choice is ours – humility or humiliation. God is anxious to be the shelter, security, strong tower and Shepherd, leading us again to still water and green pastures. As the prophet Hosea promised, “Those who live in God’s shadow will again grow grain and will blossom…” God is anxious to bless those who trust Him and follow Him. It is time for the church to wake up and begin to weep over all who are defeated, deceived and living in darkness. Arise and shine with the glory of the Lord revealed in your life!

Betty and I will not stop speaking truth fearlessly, faithfully and pointing people to the light and life of a risen Lord. Pray for us, pray with us, and take a bold stand. Together we can overcome what the enemy has done and see God’s will fulfilled in our day. We are spending special time praying for all who face challenges in their relationships, finances, and health. God cares so deeply for the suffering and downtrodden and our nation is facing the very real possibility of being unable to continue assisting anyone in real need. Foolish decisions and empty promises are leading to devastating consequences.

Silent, comfortable, compromising, fearful Christians and ministers have allowed this nation to blatantly and blindly turn its back on God and march toward destruction. The destructive process has come from an enemy within! Without flinching, believers have allowed the murder of millions of babies in the wombs of their mothers and the importance of marriage and family desecrated. I cannot just watch while the church slumbers and the nation decays. I will not let the blessing of faith and freedom die on my watch.

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15 comments

  1. Thank you, James, for allowing the spirit of our most high God to speak this truth through you. I am perpetually heartbroken when I look around at the world and the behaviors that have become so common. Knowing someone shares the burden is such an encouragement. You are not alone; many love you and pray for you daily. THANK YOU for what you do.

  2. DEAR JAMES ,
    THANK YOU FOR SPELLING OUT THE REAL T-R-U-T-H ABOUT THE CLEAR OBJECTIVE OF THE ENEMY OF OUR SOULS.HIS DESIRE IS TO BRING THE MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD DOWN TO A CRASHING HALT.AS A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN I HAVE WEPT MANY TIMES IN PRAYER AS I SOUGHT THE LORD’S ANSWER TO THE SINFUL NATURE OF A NATION THAT HAS LOST IT’S PURPOSE AND DESTINY IN CHRIST JESUS.THERE WAS A TIME WHEN AMERICA SENT MORE MISSIONARIES TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND,PRAYED FOR THOSE COUNTRIES TO COME TO THE REALIZATION THROUGH FAITH THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD OF ALL.NOW MANY OF THOSE COUNTRIES , LIKE AFRICA, ARE PRAYING FOR US! I AGREE JAMES , THAT THE CHURCH HAS TO AWAKE FROM IT’S SLUMBER AND,CATCH THE FIRE OF THE SPIRIT SO THAT JESUS WILL ONCE AGAIN REIGN IN THE HEARTS OF AMERICANS AND,OUR DESIRE TO CHASE SIN WILL DIMINISH TO THE POINT THAT BABIES AND ADULTS WILL HAVE THEIR LIVES SAVED BEFORE THE CATASTROPHE OF CONSENTING SIN CATCHES THE ‘IRE OF THE FATHER OF LIGHT ‘ .

  3. I have a heart for our nation of Australia, praying for us as church to rise and shine in a greater dimenstion. Yes we are so comfortable and people around us are dying without the truth. I have a heart for the nations of the world where there is poverty and hunger and needs to be meet, where continue finances to be given and the gospel is not reached. We should weep and cry for we are so lacking of knowledge. That scripture in 2 Chron 7:14 If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. The economy of this world is falling but we are to get that revelation that we are in God’s economy and all our needs are already meet and our eyes are to look out and reach with our hands to those who dont know Christ and his love.

  4. Thank you for sharing your heart and not being afraid to speak the truth. I too am grieved for this nation and will continue to pray as the Lord leads!
    (The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. Prov 19:23)

  5. James another excellent, heartfelt and passionate message about the direction your nation is heading for. You are right James believers for too long both in your nation America and in my nation Australia have allowed abortions to take place without an outcry of disgust. They have also allowed the importance of marriage and family to be desecrated again in your nation and mine without speaking up. You are right James we all need to speak up before both of our nations head for humiliation and destruction. We need to humble ourselves before God and pray until an spiritual awakening will take place in both America and Australia.

    L.Agius (Sydney,Australia)

  6. Yes, I agree with everything you said, James. Wickedness abounds everywhere, including, unfortunately, at work as well. It seems all the scant McJobs that are available out there nowadays are run by control freaks who treat their employees like dirt. If we had a true free-market economy, (which we haven’t had since 1913) there would be plenty of jobs for skilled professionals such as myself, and my stellar resume would give me some real leverage. Anybody who would treat their employees like garbage wouldn’t be able to find anybody to work for them and would soon go out of business. It all boils down to not heeding the word of God. His word applies everywhere; in the church, in government, in business, in families, in entertainment, and especially in individuals. It all comes down to one thing; Love thy neighbor. Only when we start obeying this command will we turn this nation around.