I was in Caesarea in Israel at the home of my attorneys, a husband and wife team. We were having lunch one day, and they had three Israeli generals there for lunch. (These are very famous attorneys in Israel.) And as we sat down to have lunch, the wife knew that I love to pray, so she said, “Mike, why don’t you pray over the food?”
Well, at that time there was a massive fire, one of the worst fires in Israel’s history, and it began on Mount Carmel. It had spread over Haifa, and it was a catastrophe. Help was coming from countries all over the world, trying to fight those fires. It was a disaster. I just felt prompted to remind them about Mount Carmel and the Prophet Elijah. The fire of God fell on Mount Carmel. Then Elijah, in the midst of a drought, declared that rain was coming. Seeing a cloud the size of a man’s hand, I said, “I’m going to pray for rain.” So I prayed for rain. When I finished my prayer, we started eating. In the middle of our meal, with the screens open to the outside, the wind blew over the chairs by the pool. Within seconds, a massive downpour of rain started. “You called down the rain,” one of the generals said. “God did it, not me,” I replied.
We need the rain of the Holy Ghost to refresh and heal hurting hearts, to bring and birth a great awakening in a healing of the soul of the nation and bring the move of God that will transform America and the world. We need repentance that will heal the divides and win the battle for the soul of this nation.
Billy Graham said, “If God doesn’t punish America and judge it, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.” America holds the record for murdering babies: 62 million. America holds the record for drug addiction and alcoholism and pornography. Yes, there will be judgment if we don’t repent. I believe that every problem facing us as Americans is basically at its root a spiritual problem. Crime is a spiritual problem; inflation is a spiritual problem; corruption is a spiritual problem; social injustice is a spiritual problem; racism is a spiritual problem. The lack of will even to defend our freedom is a spiritual problem.
Pointing fingers and accusing others will not heal our land. Politicians will not heal our land. Prosperity will not heal our land. Only repentance will heal our land. Repentance will cause God to forgive our sins and heal our land.