I’ve got video posted of Lester Sumrall on 7 prophecies for America which has been getting a lot of traffic this weekend. I can only imagine it is because of the American election and the events in DC starting on the 6th.

Before I get going in what I have to say in this post, let’s start with a word of scripture that most Christians are familiar with, but we will meditate on this passage, consume it and use it as a foundation of our thinking rather than a simple encouragement. (In a surplus of words, meaning is lost, and many prophecies wind up this way.)

2 Chronicles 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 responsibility of the spiritual wellness of a nation rests upon those who know God. Another passage of scripture which confirms this thought is Psalm 82, where God stands in the congregation of the ‘gods’ – according to Jesus, the ‘gods’ mentioned here are men redeemed from the earth (not angels or nephilim as some claim this passage speaks of – we accept Christ’s interpretation of scripture (John 10:34-36)) – in Psalm 82, God tells the ‘gods,’ His children (Ps. 82:6) to do justice, and judgment in the earth (v. 1-4).

Here in 2 Chronicles, He declares that if HIS people who are called by His name – that is: God’s children, the same ‘gods’ of which Psalm 82 speaks – will pray and repent that He will heal their land.

This is a biblical basis… and also a basis by which many have been misled. i have seen this passage (2 Chronicles 7:14) used often as a basis for inciting Christians to political action, but passage does NOT say: ‘support a certain political candidate, get involved in political rallies and protests to ensure My will is done.’

For the good of our land, it is our responsibility to pray and repent, that’s what the passage says (my summary-paraphrase). If we want to see healing, Christians must not only pray, but also repent: ‘…seek my face and turn from their wicked ways…’

But Christians are trying to se God’s will done! They’re praying for revival, and they’re getting involved to try to make that happen! What repenting do they need to do?!

Let’s consider another important passage of scripture which may help us to rightly divide the word of truth so that we can appropriately respond to God’s word, so that we can do as is stated, and see God work in our land (and so that we can stop being misled… because we’re being misled).

1 Cor 1:12 & 13
12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.

13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

1 Cor. 3:3 & 4
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions [or ‘factions’], are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

Many Christians are trying to accomplish, in the flesh, God’s spiritual purpose in the earth (so far as they percieve it), and are being led to do so both by political voices, and by their own Christian ministers.

The basis for this is faction. When Paul referred to the Corinthians as ‘carnal’ the basis for it was not their misusage of tongues (as seems often to be taught), but the fact that they were forming factions for the different ministers whose ministries they preferred. There were those who factioned to Paul, and here Paul says clearly: stop it. He wasn’t trying to belittle Appolos’ ministry, but to tear down the factions, where Christians were viewing themselves as partisans of Paul, or Appolos, or Peter, etc.

I have said before, and will say again, here, factioning is a sin. (This one might get me in trouble:) Denominationalism is a sin. It is joining a religious faction. Earthly partisanship toward MINISTERS is condemned in scripture – and lest we misunderstand this, Paul applied it to himself (1 Cor. 4:6): ‘Don’t consider yourself MY follower; be Christ’s followers!’ (my summary-paraphrase), how much more partisanship toward political [secular] figures!

Our responsibility insofar as seeking the wellness of our land is to humble ourselves, pray, and repent (2 Chron. 4:17). The church needs to repent of its partisanship, of denominationalism, of getting caught up in the trying to do God’s will in the flesh (for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions [factions], are ye not carnal, and walk as men?)

Prophetic… much of our partisanship has grown from a searching for the prophetic – which I hope God’s people will continue to pursue. God is speaking, right now to any who will tune their ear to hear Him. God seeks people to tell His secrets to, and desires to work with (collaborate with) His people in the earth.

Unfortunately, while we have sought the Spirit of prophecy, and the prophetic word (which things we ought to seek (1 Cor. 14:39), that we may obey the Lord in all things), we have been indiscriminate and have not judged appropriately the words that have been spoken (1 Cor. 14:29). In our zeal, and in our partisanship we have simply accepted just about anything that has been called ‘prophecy.’

(Forgive me, I am about to discuss contemporary examples:)

Yet, many prophesied that Trump would win this next term of the presidency. People have affirmed to me personally (prior to Jan. 6, 2021) that Americans would rise up and overthrow the election results on that day. This very they attempted, but did it come to pass? No, Trump was not elected president (and yet many, many ministers have been prophesying he would). Yet now despite the fact that they prophesied falsely, they are not falling to their faces in repentance for speaking presumptuously.

Jeremiah 23:16
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.

It is possible for someone to prophesy out of their own imagination, and out of their own heart. It is evident that those who prolhesied Trump’s second term prophesied from their own political desires (their own heart). The bible says we should not listen to them, but then, we whould not be factionally attached to them to begin with.

The church has been moving down this path for some time, Brian Simmons is rewriting the bible (I speak of the Passion Translation), and because of partisanship, and indiscriminate acceptance of the prophectic, his additions and subtractions from God’s word abe being accepted in mainstream Christian circles. (I beg you, brothers and sisters, be not led astray by this!)

This prophecy of Jeremiah (who certainly believed in the gift of prophecy) has been fulfilled in these days – the prophets who prophecy out of their own hearts DO make the people vain: ineffective. We would be effective in promoting revival if we were humbling ourselves and praying, and repenting (2 Chron. 7:14). Instead the politicians, and the ministers have convinced us that political involvement, and political indignation will bring about God’s will – this in direct contrast to God’s word:

James 1:20
For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

There is revival for America, I believe it, but we MUST humble ourselves, pray and repent. We must put away factions and carnal associations. We must stop listening to prophets who prophesy out of their own hearts, and imaginations, and seek the face of God, alone.

2 Chronicles 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.