4 October 2017
A Heart Of Flesh
We continued to pray for Las Vegas, that the Lord’s peace and comfort would rest upon her and that those who are bound in fear, anger or distress would find hope in Christ. One person shared that the Lord brought to mind Nineveh, the city that Jonah was sent to by the Lord and how it bears similarity with Las Vegas as being known for all kinds of sins, a Sin City. And just like In the days of Nineveh, when the king of Nineveh received the word of judgement by Jonah and repented and decreed a fast throughout the city, we need to pray for the hearts of the leaders of Las Vegas and America to be turned towards the Lord, so the nation would also turn back to the Lord. We prayed that the city would turn to the Lord, beginning with the governor and the leaders of the land. Another person released the word, breakthrough, and together we prayed that the tragedy in Las Vegas would be a turning point for the city, that through it the hearts of many would be drawn to the Lord, and those far away would come back to Him. Ezekiel 36:22-32 was released:
“Therefore say to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses. I will call for the grain and multiply it, and bring no famine upon you. And I will multiply the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of famine among the nations. Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations. Not for your sake do I do this,” says the Lord God, “let it be known to you. Be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel!”
We prayed the above scripture over Las Vegas and the nation of America – that God would put a new heart in her, a heart of flesh that would fear the Lord and revere His name. We prayed for the Lord to cleanse America and forgive her of every idol placed above Him, and every form of unrighteousness. We asked that every abomination before the Lord’s eyes would be removed, and the Lord would be honored in the laws of the land and all that was done. We blessed President Trump, and asked that godly wisdom and counsel be given to him to lead the nation in the ways of the Lord. Put a new heart upon them, repentance for all idols placed above Him and unrighteousness. We declared that the Lord reigns over the land, and that His light would shine the brightest, indeed like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.
The Lord brought to mind the mirage that I had seen in the desert when I was visiting the Las Vegas area many years ago, and He said that a time is coming, that it will no longer be an illusion, but that there will be water that those passing through will indeed find, that they will drink of it and never thirst again. Indeed there will be rivers flowing through Las Vegas, that those desert places will be barren no longer.
“I will open rivers in desolate heights,
And fountains in the midst of the valleys;
I will make the wilderness a pool of water,
And the dry land springs of water.”