Before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to legalize gay marriage, IHOPKC director Mike Bickle called believers to pray and live out 2 Chr. 7:14.

A Supreme Call to Prayer

by Adam Wittenberg
5/21/15 Current Events

With the US Supreme Court expected to decide a historic case on whether to legalize gay marriage by June, regardless of what individual states decide, our nation is facing a huge turning point regarding how it treats biblical truth and the people who uphold God’s truth.

Nine Justices will decide what some are calling one of the most important cases in our nation’s history. If gay marriage is legalized in federal law it would impact almost every area of society, including civil liberties, public education, finances, and religion, and put great pressure on most institutions to support the gay agenda.

In this hour of crisis, IHOPKC director Mike Bickle has joined the call of many national Christian leaders, urging believers to cry out to God for mercy on our land.

The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, that “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

In a recent message at Forerunner Christian Fellowship, IHOPKC’s local church expression, Mike highlighted several scriptures on prayer and revival.

“We’re in a Psalm 2 crisis, and that requires a Joel 2 response,” he said, “and that leads to an Acts 2 outpouring of the Spirit.”

In Psalm 2, the nations rage against God and His anointed King (Jesus), seeking to cast away the cords of the Bible and its laws regarding morality and life.

Joel 2 is God’s promise to pour out His Spirit on all flesh, raising up a prophetic generation that will testify before Jesus returns to judge the earth.

Acts 2 was the first installment of that promise–when the Holy Spirit fell upon 120 people in Jerusalem–and we are asking for a greater fulfillment in our day.

The Lord will use believers to affect lives around them, and even the nation, Mike said, but it starts with turning back to God with a whole heart. That means breaking our agreement with sin, and believing in God’s mercy.

The Lord is gracious. When we repent, ask forgiveness, and set our hearts to fully obey God, He will give us a response so beyond what our sin and circumstance deserve.

Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision, believers are called to pray, confess our sins, turn from evil, and seek God wholeheartedly. And when we do that, the Lord promises to “hear from heaven,” forgive our sin, and heal our land (2 Chr. 7:14).

Watch Mike’s full message here »

Adam Wittenberg

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A Detroit native who was raised in Vermont and Connecticut, Adam worked as a newspaper journalist until 2012, when he moved to Kansas City to complete the Intro to IHOPKC internship. Afterwards, he earned a four-year certificate in House of Prayer Leadership from IHOPU and is now on full-time staff in the Marketing department at IHOPKC. Adam is also active in evangelism and has a vision to reach people everywhere with the good news of Jesus Christ.

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