Covenant & Government #11

Our focus this week for repentance of breaking covenant with the Lord in the area of government comes from Scriptures that pertain to nations.In the Old Testament, the Lord refers many times to the sins of Israel as a nation. Jeremiah 5:21-29 speaks of national sins that result in bringing on the vengeance of the Lord. The Lord held Israel accountable for these sins. How much more will He hold us accountable when we entered into a covenant with Him at the founding of our nation? Please join together in repenting of these sins and replacing them with goodness in order that we may practice and pursue righteousness (1 John 3:7; 1 Tim 6:11).

 

Repentance & Replacement

As a member of the royal priesthood, please repent for breaking covenant with the Lord on behalf of yourself, your generations and your nation for the following and replace with statements in italics:

  • being foolish as a nation (Jer 5:21)
    • having the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom as a nation (Prov 9:10)
    • being wise as serpents and innocent as doves  as a nation (Matt 10:16)
    • asking God for wisdom as a nation (James 1:5)

  • being without understanding as a nation (Jer 5:21)
    • having knowledge of the Holy One is understanding as a nation (Prov 9:10)
  • having eyes, but not seeing as a nation (Jer 5:21)
    • having eyes to see as a nation (Matt 13:16)
  • having ears, but not hearing as a nation (Jer 5:21)
    • having ears to hear as a nation (Matt 13:16)

  • not fearing the Lord as a nation (Jer 5:22)
    • fearing the Lord as a nation (Ps 25:14)
    • the Lord showing His covenant to those who fear Him as a nation (Ps 25:14)
  • setting boundaries on the sea and not crossing it as a nation—not having faith to step forward to go beyond the things that hinder you (Jer 5:22)
    • remembering the parting of the Red Sea as a nation (Ex 14:1-31)
    • as a nation having faith to step beyond the border of the sea that lies ahead  (Ex 14:1-31, Jer 5:22)
    • as a nation believing the words of Yeshua/Jesus that all things are possible to those who believe (Matt 19:26; Mark 9:23; Mark 10:27; Mark 14:36)

  • not prevailing over the storm that rages before you as a nation (Jer 5:22)
    • having faith and rebuking the storm as a nation (Luke 8:23-25)
  • having a defiant and rebellious heart as a nation (Jer 5:23)
    • having a contrite heart as a nation(Ps 51:17; Is 57:15)
    • having a contrite and humble spirit  as a nation (Ps 34:18; Is 57:15)
    • as a nation the Lord saving those with a contrite spirit (Ps 34:18)
    • the Lord dwelling with the nation that is contrite and humble in heart (Is 57:15)
    • the Lord reviving the spirit of the humble nation (Is 57:15)
    • the Lord reviving the heart of the contrite nation (Is 57:15)

  • having revolted and departed from God as a nation (Jer 5:23)
    • drawing near to God and He will draw near to you as a nation(James 4:8)
    • cleansing your hands as a nation (James 4:8)
    • purifying your heart as a nation (James 4:8)
  • not saying in your heart as a nation to fear the Lord who gives the resources for the harvest (Jer 5:24)
    • remembering it is the Lord who gives wealth to your nation (Deut 8:17-18)
    • as a nation, keeping the words of the covenant so you may prosper (Deut 29:9)
    • keeping the commandments, law and instruction of the Lord as a nation that you may live and multiply (Deut 30:16)

    • saying in your heart as a nation to fear the Lord who gives the resources for the harvest (Jer 5:24)
  • having iniquities as a nation that have turned away the rains of the harvest, or the resources for the harvest/income (Jer 5:25)
    • as a nation, knowing and receiving the blessings that come from obeying the Lord (Deut 28:1-14)
    • as a nation, keeping the words of the covenant so you may prosper (Deut 29:9)
    • as a nation, keeping the commandments, law and instruction of the Lord that you may live and multiply (Deut 30:16)

  • having sins as a nation that withhold good from you (Jer 5:25)
    • removing sins as a nation in order to receive good that comes from the Lord (Jer 5:25)
    • as a nation, knowing and receiving the blessings that come from obeying the Lord (Deut 28:1-14)
    • as a nation, keeping the words of the covenant so you may prosper (Deut 29:9)
    • as a  nation, keeping the commandments, law and instruction of the Lord that you may live and multiply (Deut 30:16)

  • being wicked as a nation (Jer 5:26-28)
    • as a nation, being righteous, for the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and He hears their prayers (1 Pet 3:12)
    • practicing righteousness as a nation as the Lord is righteous (1 John 3:7)

  • lying in wait to set snares for men as a nation (Jer 5:26)
  • setting traps to catch men as a nation (Jer 5:26)
    • as a nation, loving your neighbor as yourself (Lev 19:18; Matt 22:39)
    • as a nation, treating others the way you want to be treated (Luke 6:31)

  • having houses full of deceit as a nation (Jer 5:27)
    • as a nation, having the Lord cleanse your heart (Ps 51:10)
    • walking in integrity as a nation (Prov 10:9)
    • loving what is good, being sober-minded and self-controlled as a nation (Titus 1:8)

  • becoming great and rich through deceit as a nation (Jer 5:27)
    • as a nation, being honest in business transactions (Lev 19:36)
    • as a nation, having honest weights and scales (Lev 19:36)

  • surpassing the deeds of the wicked as a nation (Jer 5:28)
    • as a nation, pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness (1 Tim 6:11)
    • being righteous as a nation, for the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and He hears their prayers (1 Pet 3:12)
    • practicing righteousness as a nation as the Lord is righteous (1 John 3:7)

  • not pleading the cause of the fatherless as a nation (Jer 5:28)
    • as a nation, being humble and doing justice to the fatherless (Ps 10:17-18)
    • as a nation, being humble and doing justice to the oppressed (Ps 10:17-18)

  • not defending the right of the needy as a nation (Jer 5:28)
    • as a nation, not showing partiality to the poor in a dispute (Ex 23:3)
    • as a nation, defending the rights of the needy (Jer 5:28)
    • as a nation, not showing partiality to the rich or poor (James 2:1-3)

 

Prayers for Israel

For the nation and kingdom which will not serve you [Jerusalem] shall perish, and those nations shall be utterly ruined. Isaiah 60:12

Please pray for our Nation’s involvement and support for Israel.

Dear Heavenly Father, I lift up the nation of Israel and all the Jewish people to You now to bless them. Please help them to continually have the fear of the Lord in order to grow in wisdom. May they also have the fear of the Lord in order to have You show them deeper aspects of living in covenant relationship with You. May Your people expand in their knowledge of You, the Holy One, for this is understanding. I bless Israel and all Jews to have faith to step beyond the border of the sea that lies ahead of them at this point in time. May the world see Your hand of protection and provision over Your people as was seen in the times of the Tanakh/Old Testament, amen.

 


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