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Letter to America, 7/6/17

To the Praying Believers of America

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

My name is Steve Pursell, I am your brother in Christ here in America.  I want to share with you the vision and scriptural underpinning for the hope that God has given to me for a very very great harvest in our beloved nation.  First, let me tell you of how I have seen God use this kind of a vision before.  I have for a few years now been involved in certain ministry efforts with a pastor in India who serves as a bishop/overseer of a network of 55 churches.  He and I are partners in a publishing effort and are building our first orphanage with a vision of building many more. As time has gone by, and we have learned to love and trust each other more and more, he began to involve me in the direction of the church network.  We have seen our awesome God do great things with the steps he gave us to implement in the structure and function of the churches. Early in 2016 my partner asked me if I would consider sharing a word with one of his local churches over Skype. I wanted to do it but did not feel well so with my health considerations I thought it wise for me to put it in a letter to be shared with the whole network of churches.  This allowed me to share with them one of the dreams from the heart of God that he has put in my heart for them. The Holy Spirit and the beautiful, humble, praying Indian brothers did a great thing with all this. In short, the result is that my friend, the churches that he pastors personally, and the whole 55 church network he oversees are now fasting and praying in agreement, boldly believing and crying out to God for a tremendous harvest of 800 million souls in India. I believe God will do it.  I feel so blessed and privileged to be connected to this great prayer effort. But I am an American, so I am jealous for a great move of God in our nation too.  So I want to share with you the same principles that I shared with them and encourage and challenge us to believe God for an astounding move of God in America too.  I know you are already praying and believing, but I hope God can use what he has shown me in the Word to add to your faith and encourage you to believe for an even greater move of God than what you have already imagined.

Our God is so great, so much greater than we can imagine.  He is infinite and beyond searching out, our minds cannot conceive of his greatness.  He thinks on a level that is so far beyond us that we grow faint in the face of trying to fathom him.  This is why he says:

Isaiah 55:8-9 New King James Version (NKJV)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts."

His imagination and ability to dream and envision great things is so very far beyond us.  This means that no matter how big we dream in the Lord that he is always dreaming bigger than us and wanting to bring it to pass in and through us.  So he says:

Ephesians 3:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
20 "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us."

So knowing that he is always dreaming and working to do so much greater than we imagine should encourage us to dream bigger dreams in God, bigger and bigger all the time.

God has a great dream in his heart for America. He wants to do a very great work of his spirit and bring a move of God that will sweep through the nation and make us a sheep nation in the last days, a nation that is a leader on his side of the struggle against the Anti-Christ for the control of earth. We are the limiting factor in the equation.  God has designed things so that he limits himself to what his people will do and he often only does what he can get his people to pray for fervently and consistently. He has given us the authority on earth:

Psalm 115:16
"The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men."

So it is up to us! Again, it is WE who are the limiting factor since nothing is too hard for God:

Jeremiah 32:27
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?"

So if nothing is too hard for him then it is we who determine how it goes with the authority he has given us over the earth.  Understanding all this should spur us on to dare to believe him for outrageously big things. He wants to do them, but he is waiting for us to agree with this limitless imagination and engage the authority he has given us with his great dreams for us.

So we need to pray for this great move of God that is in his heart so that it can come into being in the earth.

God tells us that he wants us to give him no rest until he brings to pass his dream for us.  We see this in how he speaks of his dream for Jerusalem:

Isaiah 62:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV)
6"I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth."

So this is the attitude that we need to take in praying for a great move of God to sweep through America. God is inviting us into this journey with him where if we will do our part of giving him no rest until he comes to take over America completely, then he will surely do it and beyond what we can imagine.

There are very great numbers of Americans who think they are christians but who are not truly born again. With the faith God has given me I am able to believe God for the true salvation of 280 million souls in America.  We know that he is able to dream of more than that.  And if you can find faith in your heart for more than that then you must do so and be faithful to the call of God in your heart to pray for our fellow beautiful Americans.  But what I know is that if I can dream and believe for 280 millions souls in our nation then God can do more than that so we should be encouraged to dare to believe God for great things and pray with passion in agreement with that vision.  With God's help we can do it, after all, Jesus promised us that we would do greater things even than he did when he was here on earth:

John 14:12 New King James Version (NKJV)The Answered Prayer
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father."

When we pray we must cry out to God to come and take over and have his way with us and with our nation.  To see this great move that is restoration reformation and beyond, we must pray like Daniel did in Daniel 9 we confessing the sins of our generation and of past generations that have led to the bondage that the people are in:

Daniel 9:8,16 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 “O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You…"

16 “O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us."

Only when we confess and repent for the sin can the blood of Jesus be applied so that it can be cleansed and for the anointing to break the yoke:

1 John 1:9 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

So when you pray, confess all the sins that you know of that are committed in your city, state and nation and cry out for mercy and forgiveness and cleansing and healing and deliverance.

I also believe that a pivotal point of prayer is that we need to cry out for the Baptism of Fire to fall on all born again believers to bring us into true holiness and make us fit vessels of God to the world we live in.

So I call upon you, my dear brothers and sisters, to allow your heart to swell with the hope of this vision for at least 280 million souls in America to be swept into the Kingdom of God and for America to become a mighty sheep nation fighting with the Army Of Light in the last days and taking part in the recapture of earth so that we can give it to Jesus as as he returns to set up his permanent, universal governmental headquarters in Jerusalem forever.  May you all be found to be obedient to this call and know the joy of partnering with God to usher in the great move of God that is in his heart for our nation. I love you and may you be blessed of our Father.

Your Friend and Brother and Servant,

Steve Pursell, 7/6/17