Do We Really Know God’s Will for America?
By Jamie Rohrbaugh, – December 29, 2022
If we do not know God’s will for America, we will not be able to pray with power, faith, or certainty. However, if we do know God’s perfect will for America, then our prayers will be powered by the fervor of the Holy Spirit! Our faith will be sky-high, and we will remain undaunted even in the face of opposition from the evil one!
So what is the answer to this question? Can we really know God’s will for America with absolute certainty — or not?
Fortunately, the answer is YES. We can know God’s will for America because His will is clearly outlined in His word.
- We know that God wants America to be righteous, for righteousness and justice are the foundations of His throne (see Psalm 89:14).
- We know for sure that God wants the Constitution to be protected and enforced, for this founding document fights against tyranny and protects liberty — and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (see 2 Corinthians 3:17).
- We know that God wants righteous laws to be enforced, for He loves righteousness and hates lawlessness (see Hebrews 1:9).
- We know it is God’s will for politicians to make decisions that benefit and serve the American people who elected them, because politicians are responsible for shepherding and overseeing the safety of a nation. And Ezekiel 34 tells us that God is angry with shepherds who do not feed and protect the flock (see also Jeremiah 23:1). Also, Psalm 23:1 tells us that God’s nature is to be a shepherd, so we know we are all to act as shepherds like Jesus does, in order to conform to the image of Christ. And it is God’s will for every politician and every other human being to conform to the image of Christ.
- We can safely trust that it is never God’s will to put a pro-abortion, pro-infanticide, or pro-euthanasia leader in office, for hands that shed innocent blood are an abomination to Him (see Proverbs 6:16–19).
- We know with absolute certainty that it is God’s will to prosper our economy, for the blessing of the Lord makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it. Matthew 6:33 says also that God will add “all these things” — all material provision — to us if we seek His kingdom first, which He definitely wants us to do. So, adding all material provision to us is His will. Yet, many families — especially retirees who depend on income from mutual funds, etc. — are suffering because they cannot afford to pay for basic needs due to the state of our economy and stock market.
- We know that nationwide revival is God’s will, for 1 Peter 3:9b says that God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Yes, it is God’s will for churches to be packed out again, for knowledge of the gospel to come to every home, and for every knee to bow and every tongue to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!
- We know that God hates the two-tiered justice system that lets the rich, famous, or liberal “in-crowd” go free while prosecuting innocent and everyday people, for: Diverse weights are an abomination to the Lord, and dishonest scales are not good (Proverbs 20:23 NKJV).
- We know that it is God’s will to bring LIFE from the dead, for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (see John 14:6.) Resurrection is who He is, and it is always His will to demonstrate His own nature and glory to mankind.
We could go on and on, comparing scriptures to principles we see at work every day in America.
Basically, it is important to understand that God’s word has the answer for every situation. If the Bible does not state the exact solution for every problem, it at least contains a principle showing us what the solution should be. All we have to do is study it out, for:
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter (Proverbs 25:2 NKJV).
Ultimately, we know that Jesus is the victor, for greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world (see 1 John 4:4).
Every kingdom of this world is to become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (see Revelation 11:15). No, it may not happen all at once. It may not even happen in our lifetime.
However, is not this the point of intercession: that we pray and believe God will answer our prayers, even if we must look ahead to the fulfillment of the promises?
As the book of Hebrews says about the great heroes of faith:
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth (Hebrews 11:13 NKJV).
Beloved, we don’t know how soon God will answer our prayers for America. Nevertheless, He will ultimately answer.
And while we wait for full manifestation, every single prayer still brings some degree of answers now. Your prayers are so important that God stores them in vials in heaven! How many wars have ended because intercessors prayed? How many lives have been saved? How many disasters have been averted, thanks to the prayers of the saints? We will never know until we get to heaven.
But friend, your prayers matter now. And your prayers require faith in order to be effective.
You can’t have faith if you aren’t sure of God’s will. If you aren’t certain of what He wants, you can’t pray with power. Yes, it’s true that we don’t know the names of the exact people God wants to place in office. We don’t know the exact dates upon which He wants to work this miracle or that. But we do not need to know those things. We can pray specifically enough based on the principles in His word, and we can pray with power.
Don’t give in to the lie that says, “We don’t know what God wants.”
The truth is: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16–17 NKJV). All the training and equipping you need for your intercessory journey is contained somewhere in God’s word. Read it, pray it, and be confident of what you pray as long as your prayers agree with His inerrant, infallible word!
Jamie Rohrbaugh is the author of the ebook How to Become an Intercessor: You Can Shake Heaven and Earth. She is the founder of From His Presence, a ministry dedicated to equipping God’s people in prayer, the prophetic word, living supernaturally, inner healing, and kingdom wealth. Her writing can be found on YouVersion Bible Plans, in Charisma Magazine, and on The Elijah List, Spirit Fuel, and various other ministry outlets. Download her free prayer tool, Praying the Names of God: 555 Biblical Names of God and How to Use Them in Prayer and Worship, here. Photo Credit: Canva.
Dear Heavenly Father, You have magnified Your word above Your name. Please help us to study Your word in detail and to learn every part of Your will for our nation that You disclose in Your word. Then, help us to believe Your will, pray Your will, and prophesy Your will back to You. In Jesus’ name we pray.
IFA (Intercessors for America)