“Blow the Trumpet in Zion; sound an alarm on MY HOLY MOUNT (Zion). Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of (the judgment of) the LORD is coming; it is close at hand. A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and of thick mists and darkness, like the morning dawn spread upon the mountains; so there comes a (heathen, hostile) people numerous and mighty, the like of which has never been before and shall not be again even to the years of many generations,” Joel 2:1-2 AMP.
In intercession, I was pleading with God to bring our nation [America] back to her knees spiritually. I saw the Statue of Liberty standing tall and majestic. Then I saw what looked like tears flowing down the cheeks, then the statue shook violently.
This is what the sovereign LORD says to the American Church:
“I entrusted you with much and I AM requiring much. Yes, I AM a God of judgment and mercy. Mercy always triumphs over judgment. I tell you the truth, that my judgment on my people is mercy, says the LORD.
Those whom I dearly love I chasten. I have spoken and warned you through the mouths of My prophets to return to Me; with all your heart, soul and all that is within you.
Many words that I spoke, fell on deaf ears. Those who spoke were hated and therefore you rejected me, says the LORD. You will now learn the kindness and severity of my discipline.
Those who are mature know me as both lion and lamb and rod and staff. I AM commanding repentance from MY Church.
You may say, “What have I done?” Daniel fasted and prayed confessing the sins of the nation, saying “We have sinned.” Nehemiah fasted and prayed confessing the sins of the Israelite’s and the Fathers which had sinned against ME. They identified with the whole nation.
You are one body, and you have sinned. Humble yourself and pray and seek MY FACE and I will heal the land.
Many demonic attacks came through breaches, even the very gateways. Gateways that I commanded MY warriors to protect. I sought for those to stand in the gap, and many were so preoccupied with compromise to leisure, that they had left their posts. I also witnessed many warriors being abandoned by “brothers” as they were left to fight alone.
The warriors obeyed MY voice, and many cut them off because they thought the warriors were in rebellion, because they could not control them. I ask you this question, “To whom do these sheep belong? Whom do they listen to first?”
Many were wounded and left for dead, but I have hidden many and they are recovering and soon they will emerge as if they never were wounded.
You wonder why I address this Nation? The blame lies with the Church. Through apathy, complacency and neglect the church has taken for granted the space and time I gave for their repentance.
You persecuted MY prophets, and stopped supporting the troops, leaving them out there to fight alone, but they were not alone. I was with them. I will raise up my warriors and prophets and I will heal them and they shall fight for you.
Touch not My anointed. Do My prophets no harm.
They fight for you and this nation. Others dare to persecute My warriors for battling on behalf of this nation, and would say, “The warfare is over, it is finished.”
I finished the work of redemption on the cross. My people still live in human bodies, in a human world with real enemies. If that battle were over, I would not have given you My word, weapons of warfare, armor, Praise and Prophetic Worship.
I inhabit the Praises of My people and walls come down.
The same way I was sent into the world, I send you. Destroy the works of the devil. Snatch people out of the very flames, says the LORD. Build up the breeches, stand in the gap, intercede for the body and the lost. For Judgment begins first with the house of GOD.
How can the lost hear without a preacher? How can they see truth when hypocrisy stands in the way? I send judgment as Mercy to get you back on the straight and narrow.
I paid the ultimate price for your freedom that you would be mine eternally. I gave you authority through my blood, and still, many refuse to appropriate that blood to apply to their sins. Identify with the body and repent. Cry out to me, “We have sinned.” I desire mercy and not judgment.
No bandage can cover this wound. Do not forget this event, and spiritually go back to “things as normal.” Do not wane away after all is clear. Stay close to me. I have a future and hope for you, but first be reconciled in fellowship with me, as you humble yourself. It is through repentance that restoration and healing can come.
I AM the God of all hope.
Many are ripe and dwelling in the valley of decision. Cry to me with all your being that I may infuse you with my anointing. The harvest is great and many are ready.
Cry to me to send laborers to the harvest, says the LORD. Cry out to me for the warriors, who are wounded and those who have been over run.
Cry out to me for the prophets. For in peace time they are hated, but in war they are needed. As in any natural army, there are a certain amount of soldiers who protect a nation. Not everyone knows what those soldiers do, because they fight for your freedoms. Many are emerging that have been hidden in secret places with me, says your GOD.
This command to repent is for the Church, so that afterwards the nation will hear the Truth. You have been so empty, with no oil, how can you give what you don’t have?
I desire that all people come to repentance and be saved. How can you give out of your emptiness? Get ready and stay ready, for my coming is very close.
Many people before you fought for the freedoms you enjoy. Much blood was shed for the message of Liberty. Many peoples entered in through the gateway of My Son, and many people have entered in through the gateway in this nation.
For the whole nation waits and longs for my sons to be made known, so that there will be light and truth to guide them to me says the LORD of Host.
“To the general assemble and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect. And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptable with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire,” Hebrews 12:23-29 KJV.
See also: Nehemiah 1:2-11 and Daniel 9:2-23.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey