From Dutch Sheets:
PRAYER ALERT FOR THIS NATION
During our Wednesday night service on October 4, 2000, the
moved upon me with the greatest prayer burden I have ever experienced.
It would be impossible for me to exaggerate the depth of the prayer
burden I was given. This time of intense, overwhelming travail for
our nation lasted for three and a half hours. During that time, I
wept off and on harder than I even knew was possible.
The Lord began to speak to my heart about the upcoming
election, which is the most critical in decades. There must be a
turning in this nation toward righteousness, and this will only happen
if God s man is elected into office.
It is not so much that this man
is now ready spiritually to take the nation where God wants, but
rather that he has a heart upon which God can effectively move. I
believe that if the election was held now, God s purposes would not be
established. (I am not basing this on polls or debates, but solely on
what the Lord revealed to me that night.) In fact, the results would
be such that His purposes for this nation would be set back for many,
many years possibly decades.
During this intense time on Wednesday night, God led me to
where the account is given of great warfare in the heavenlies between
the forces of darkness and light. He showed me that the outcome of
the current battle regarding this election will be determined by the
prayer of the Church.
If there is enough prayer and fasting, God s
person will be elected, righteousness will prevail and God s plan will
be established. If there is not enough prayer, God s person will lose
the election and the turning of this nation will be drastically
I realize that what I am about to say could sound
presumptuous, but I
believe God witnessed to my heart that one of the greatest prayer
efforts in the history of our nation must be mobilized immediately.
The amount of prayer that would normally be done for the election is
absolutely not enough. I have never before attempted something such
as this, but after seeking confirmation from trusted national leaders
in the Body of Christ, I believe the Holy Spirit earnestly desires
that I issue an alert regarding the seriousness of this hour.
I am asking for those who feel this warning is from the Lord
intensify their prayer efforts by doing several things: Incorporate
significant amounts of prayer into church services. Perhaps turn some
entire services (Wednesday nights, Sunday nights, even Sunday
mornings) into times of intercession for this purpose. If not entire
services, at least give major blocks of time to prayer. Additional
prayer meetings, both day and evening, be orchestrated for this
purpose. A national fast be held during the last 21 days before
election day. (This would begin October 17th and continue through
November 6th.) Prayer meetings on each of these 21 nights are needed.
Daniel 2:21 states: He changes the times and the
seasons, He removes
kings and sets up kings, He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to
those who have understanding. This can and must happen. It will be
realized, however, only if we heed this imperative call to
intensified, fervent prayer.
If you agree with the urgency of this message, please pass it
your contacts and ask them to do the same. Let us unite in this cause
and see God turn our nation back to Him.
Sincerely in Christ,
"Dutch Sheets is a recognized Bible teacher. His ministry has impacted my
life and the lives of many others across North America. I respect his ministry
greatly." - Eric Barger