Let’s start this with an important truth: You are not where you are by chance, but by ordination and for an assignment. [ClickToTweet]
If you are a Christian, no matter where you live in the world, God has called you to represent Jesus in your nation. He is looking for committed believers in the land to intercede and become watchmen over their nation’s spiritual welfare.
You need to ‘Stand on guard’ for your nation.
Lessons From Nehemiah
When the Israelites were released from captivity, many returned to Jerusalem to find the city destroyed and the walls broken down. Nehemiah determined to re-build the walls, even though the enemy threatened on every side. In Nehemiah 7:3, he instructed them, “Appoint guards from among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, one at his watch station and another in front of his own house.“
As Spirit-filled citizens, we have a mandate to not only “work the works of Him who sent us” (John 9:4), but we must also “stand on guard” over our nation. [ClickToTweet] Like Nehemiah’s men, we have been appointed to:
1) Watch over ‘the inhabitants’. Believers must CARE about souls! Just as the Israelites took responsibility for the welfare of their city, we must take responsibility for the welfare of our city and our nation!
2) Stand guard at the ‘watch stations’. These were strategic places along the wall, where they could spot their enemies should they try to attack. Believers need to post themselves at specific ‘watch stations’ in their country, including places of influence within government, the justice system, education, business, media, fine arts and in the spiritual and moral fabric of the nation.
3) Watch over ‘your own house’. The only way to ensure your family’s success is by being spiritual leaders and examples for them, by praying for them and demonstrating how to love, guide, forgive and believe God for big things!
Here’s how you can do it:
- Drive a spiritual stake deep into the soil of your nation.
- Declare and demonstrate the miracle-working, transforming power of God across your country and at the ends of the earth.
- Equip believers to fulfill their God-given destiny through the activation of the anointing of the Holy Spirit within them.
- Be a part of a spiritual movement that believes your country’s founding vision will be fulfilled!
Join The Movement
It is time for every believer throughout the world to join the movement to “stand on guard”. You can begin a movement wherever you are. Determine today to stand on guard, for revival, that God’s purposes will be fulfilled in your family, your city and your nation! Jesus shall have dominion in our land!
As a sign that you are joining the ‘Stand on Guard’ movement, please leave a comment below. Don’t forget to mention your city and country.