A Nation Cries Out for Restoration
First and Foremost Must Be Restoration in Our Relationship to God, Say Leaders for ‘The Return,’ a National Prayer Observance on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK—Over the past several days, weeks and months, America has been crying out for restoration—restoration of health, restoration of peace, restoration of cities, restoration of relationships.
David of the Bible also cried out for restoration in his relationship to God in Psalm 51:10-13:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
David’s is a model prayer for all to be restored back to God, and this is also the prayer of a group of well-known leaders who are spearheading a national and global movement called “The Return” that will culminate with a major event on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C., to spur people everywhere to call upon the Lord and repent.
“As the body of Christ, we need healing to take place as we will begin to walk in the fullness of forgiveness, repentance, reconciliation and restoration,” said “The Return” co-leader and best-selling author Jonathan Cahn. “This may be the way that those far off from Jesus may see Him through us, come to trust and know that He is the Messiah, understand his unconditional love and forgiveness as they experience it through the way we’ve modeled it to them.”
Added Kevin Jessip, Cahn’s co-leader for “The Return,” “Two verses from 2 Corinthians 13 are especially powerful when it comes to how we think about restoring our personal, national and global relationships with God. Verse 9 says, ‘For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.’ And Verse 11 reminds us to ‘(a)im for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.’”
Central to “The Return” movement is the fact that restoration is one of five elements of a journey that leads to God’s redemption of the human condition, knowing that it is only the Holy Spirit who can lead a person to return to God: Repentance, Reconciliation, Restoration, Revival and Reformation.
“The Return” is for all believers who love the Lord from all denominations and backgrounds. Leaders already on board with “The Return” include Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Dr. James Dobson, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang and many more.
Cahn has also recorded a special video for “The Return,” which already has over a million views. Watch here.
“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.
Coordinated events within “The Return” movement will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God.
AFA: Beware of Advocating for Socialism in U.S. as It’s a Slippery Slope On the Way to Communism
AFA President Tim Wildmon: Prayer for Persecuted Church in China Needed as Communist Government Oppression Strips Religious Freedom
TUPELO, Miss.— China has removed over 250 church crosses in the first four months of 2020, and China’s crackdown on religion and religious minorities has drawn scrutiny from international groups such as the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), rights groups, and the U.S. State Department.
In the USCIRF 2020 annual report, it noted that Chinese authorities have not only removed crosses from churches, but they have also banned youth under the age of 18 from participating in religious services. Past reports have also indicated that some churches have begun replacing the singing of hymns with songs that praise the communist regime.
The American Family Association (AFA, ) president, Tim Wildmon, says, “Christians in our nation should be praying for the persecuted church in China as this new wave of political oppression continues to grow in strength. These believers, living under a hostile communist government, continue to show great courage, resolve, and faithfulness, but they need our intercession in this dark hour. Moreover, this hostility simply manifests what communist regimes do. We recommend that people in this country think about that before advocating that America transition into a socialist state.”
For more than 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Visit AFA Action Alerts .
I have written and preached for years that New Mexico needs to diversify the economy….The Republicans and Democrats don’t get it! This has been during the Richardson and Martinez disasters. Richardson gave us the ‘white elephant, the railrunner which is the red ink runner and way too many scandals to mention. Martinez’s answer was Hollywood and out of court settlements for monkey business in her administration that cost the tax payers BIG, BIG BUCKS! and her famous Pizza Party with booze and calling off the Santa Fe Police. The GOP NEEDS NEW LEADERSHIP!!!! I am still shaking my head over the defeat of Elisa Martinez! One of the strongest Pro-Life leaders this state has ever had. What were the GOP voters thinking???!!! Elisa also very wise in many areas, very aware of the severe problems we have in this state. God will never truly bless New Mexico if we do not stop killing his babies. That is the bottom line, we pray, yes, but we still kill His babies. This is so unGodly folks!!! Instead of Elisa the GOP elects weatherman Mark Ronchetti instead! People voted by name recognition. Why don’t voters do their homework? I am told Mark is a good guy, but in my mind Elisa is what the Doctor ordered to help New Mexico in D.C. and run against Ben Ray Lujan. When will this state get a Godly leader??? If the GOP is not wise, they will loose again to Michelle Lujan Grisham. Just because they say they are a Republican does not mean they follow Jesus and Biblical Principles. Be careful, take time to do your research and vet them with God’s Word and ask who their Pastor is. Look and see if they are producing fruit for God. Diversify the economy! FGGAM MEDIA CENTER JUST RECEIVED THIS REPORT:
With Tax Day postponed to July 15 and states having received hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released updated rankings for 2020’s Most & Least Federally Dependent States (along with accompanying videos).
This report illustrates the extent to which states are independent economically. However, the oxymoron in this situation is that states with a higher level of federal dependence are likely better positioned to handle the coronavirus pandemic, given that most relief has come from the federal government. In order to identify which states most and least depend on federal support, WalletHub compared the 50 states across three key metrics: return on taxes paid to the federal government; federal funding as a share of state revenue; and share of federal jobs.
Federal Dependency of New Mexico (1=Most Dependent, 25=Avg.):
- 1st – Return on Taxes Paid to the Federal Government
- 5th – Federal Funding as a Share of State Revenue
- 6th – Share of Federal Jobs
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Satan is having his way with so very many in America…….America is being torn apart and it is speeding up…….
I am so sadden to write on this, the game I have loved since I was a little guy of 5 is being ruined by ego’s, greed, power..Satan is having a hay day…..and that is just was is ruining the country I love, AMERICA! We are in such bad shape in America, Few realize how serious this situation is. American Christians pray to God, but babies are still killed through abortion. Many Americans never thought their would be ramifications for bad behavior, SIN IS WHAT IT IS CALLED! Many thought politics would pull us out of the swamp, look where that has gotten us! BOTTOM LINE: America is an unGodly Country…..we sin and sin and sin…..WHERE IS THE FRUIT FOR GOD AMERICA?
Years ago a seasoned New Mexico Pastor said to me, “The Church is failing because it is not baptizing people.”
The great man of God Chuck Colson said years ago on KKIM Christian Radio, “The American Church has turned into a high school pep rally.”
I agree, I have said the same for years. The America Church leads the world in pep rally’s, that is just it, a PEP RALLY, no salt and light, no heaven and hell preaching. Many Churches baptist very few people. My Dear Freind, the late Evangelist Tom Lester, who traveled with Billy Graham at times, told me that Billy always preached, heaven, hell, sin, repentance and salvation. My Daddy always taught me to take responsibility for myself and clean up my own backyard before I would offer up any judgement of others messy backyards. The Church needs to look in the mirror instead at Facebook and selfies, and Hollywood performances with no meat and potatoes. The Church needs to go to a grave site that recognizes all the babies killed through abortion. The America Church needs to carry out The Great Commission, The America Church needs to preach on The Ten Commandments! Not many do that anymore. We will have to answer to our Lord for this. Against the Night : Living in the New Dark Ages: By Chuck Colson
The problem with the Republicans and Democrats they have dirty backyards…….
Politics is never the answer JESUS is!
REMEMBER EGO STANDS FOR EDGING GOD OUT!!! This is what has happened to America, we made it about money and power, and not GOD ALMIGHTY.
Satan is having his way with Baseball which is? or was? America’s pastime…….The corruption that has entered the game is pure evil….The Houston Astros should be kicked out of the game for a few years or more
How shortsighted greed is tearing baseball apart
This embarrassing battle between owners and players is straight out of the Jeff Luhnow/Houston Astros playbook: Seek every advantage without regard for the bigger picture.
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