Declaring - 2019 A Year of Repenting For Christians and Healing For the United States
October 13, 2018
By: Prophet Elmore Richmond Jr.
While praying for the nation as Hurricane Michael was bringing forth destruction across the land, my wife Pastor Nadine Richmond, Co-Founder of the Church Readiness Ministries cried out: "we need a Year of Repenting" in the midst of the prayer. We come to you today asking you to join us now at the very onset of this declaration for 2019. We are all aware of the text of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and all Christians in America can agree that America needs to be healed. However, we will find that there are many Christians who do not know how to seek the face of God and have never been taught to fear God based on His precepts. Consequently, there are many who do not understand the righteousness of God and His Ways in the name of JESUS. When you do not understand the Way of the Lord it is impossible to understand why America is experiencing destructive storm after destructive storm.
God wants to heal America; however the Christians who live in the United States must discover their personal sins and the sins of the nation. It will take Christians who have love for Truth to lead the way to help effect this movement of God to bless the land in the name of JESUS. This will not be an easy task because there are many areas that we must address; nevertheless we know that we can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us. Before we discover the sins of the nation, we must clearly understand the righteousness of God – this is the way to seek His face. It is easy to list the things that God hates and the things that are an abomination unto him; however it take a lot more than listing these things. We must understand and truly eat the flesh of Christ; this includes eating the Spirit of Knowledge, the Spirit of Understanding; the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Counsel and the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord; this is the Word – the Spiritual Bread that was made flesh, that came out from the Father.
There are many who have been impacted by the storms over the years; many say that they will rebuild; they will rebuild. It is unfortunate that many who profess to be Christians do not understand that God controls these tornadoes and hurricanes as a man would by hand and God is bringing forth this destruction to the nation. This is a very hard pill to swallow; therefore, before I continue allow me to share a few scriptures that lay this foundation.
As we study the scriptures we discover that God controls the tempest of hail, destroying storms and the floods as they were cast down to the earth with the hand. (Isaiah 28:2) Job 36:27-29 says: 27For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: 28Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly. 29Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle? Job 37:1-13 explains how God commands the heavens, lightning, snow, rain, whirlwind, and the temperatures. Job 37:11-13 says: 11Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: 12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth. 13He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
There are a number of others scriptures that support this truth about how God controls the storms. Isaiah 13:11:13 explains how God will punish the world. Isaiah 29:6 says: 6Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire. As we study scriptures; at Jeremiah 50:1-2, we find that God established a standard, published it and did not conceal it as to how he deals with Babylon and any image of Babylon. Since the standard was not concealed it is in effect today for any nation that conducts its affairs like ancient Babylon. Jeremiah 51:1-2 says: “Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind; And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.” Babylon is known as a hammer because its trust was in its military might which it used to shape other nations.
In summary, the leadership of the United States has put their trust in our military might and in oppression and perverseness. The nation is divided against itself. There is a spirit of deep sleep that has been poured out and many have been covered; moreover God is sending strong delusions to the ones who do not have love for Truth. Satan has been busy; Satan has undermined the integrity of the written word of God, therefore there are many using Bibles that are not Holy Bibles. Moreover, there are some who have love for money and they are not truly concerned about preaching and teaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have erected denominational walls that are designed to separate the Body of Christ. Surely, there are other things that can be added to this list. On the other hand, there some ministries who have it right; I had the opportunity to listen to Pastor Chip Ingram of Living On the Edge Ministry when he stated that they have over 3,000 ministers in their immediate Church Family who are using their gifts in the name of JESUS at their schools, on their jobs, within their families, and throughout their communities. Surely, there are other ministries like this one; however I have not found this to be commonplace. Surely, every ministry should strive to empower their members to become everything that God called them to be. We must humble ourselves and submit ourselves to God in the name of JESUS to effect this movement.
Do you understand some of the sins of the nation? Listen! In 2003 the United States invaded Iraq without provocation! God revealed 9/11 to me before it happened. I wrote President Bush, he was warned of the consequences of going to war with Iraq without provocation; all revelations have come to pass. Below is a quote from a letter that I sent President George W. Bush on December 2, 2002.
“Dear Mr. President:
I am writing you again to let you know that we will continue to experience calamity after calamity, until we adhere to the counsel of God. God revealed to me the destructive winds that we just experienced here in America several weeks prior to the destruction. On Sunday, November 10, God revealed to me floods that will impact this country. On this morning December 2, 2002, God revealed to me again the floods that will impact this country. They will happen shortly. There will be many homes and facilities damaged in these floods. In many places water will be at the house top level. Besides the revelations regarding the floods, God revealed to me the failed missile attack on the airliner the day before it occurred. Moreover, God gave me an opportunity to look at our military. After examining the vision; I concluded that our military forces additional duties are having a negative impact on them accomplishing their primary duties.
Mr. President, these acts of nature that we are experiencing are only examples of what we will experience if we continue to place our trust in oppression and perverseness and continue to study war. Moreover a war on Iraq is not the answer to ending terrorism. We must address root causes to address terrorism. However, this will require America to look at itself. When we earnestly do that then we will realize the impact of some of our oppressive and perverse policies. Moreover, weapons of mass destruction are not the root causes.”
Today we can see a frequency of hurricanes unlike any in the recorded history of the United States:
- 2003 These Hurricanes include Hurricanes Claudette and Isabel - in addition to these hurricanes there was a record outbreak of tornadoes that started in 2003 after we invaded Iraq without provocation.
- 2004 Hurricanes Alex, Charley, Gaston, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne
- 2005 Hurricanes Cindy, Dennis, Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, and Wilma
- 2006 None
- 2007 Hurricane Humberto
- 2008 Hurricanes Dolly, Gustav, and Ike
- 2009 None President Obama took office – campaigned to end the war in Iraq
- 2010 None
- 2011 Arab Spring – The United States sowed discord among brethren. God sent Hurricane Irene
- 2012 Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy
- 2013 None
- 2014 Hurricane Arthur
- 2015 None
- 2016 President Obama directed military action In Iraq and Afghanistan - God sent Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew
- 2017 President Trump ran on the platform to change our Babylonia posture – However, President Trump gave control to our military leaders - the United States drops the largest Non-Nuclear Bomb in Afghanistan. God sent Hurricanes Harvey (Cat 4), Irma (Cat 4), Maria (Cat 4) and Nate (Cat 1)
- 2018 Hurricanes Florence and Michael (Both were Cat 4)
God controls these storms; each of these storms listed above were sent from God to bring forth destruction to the land – surely they were for correction.
Besides writing President George W. Bush 13 times, at the direction of God I wrote President Barack Obama more than 30 times. Here is quote from the letter that I sent him on May 31, 2011.
“Mr. President, Babylon is known as a hammer – this is what you are trying to do in a quest to shape the world! In our quest to shape the world, we have killed many innocent people, destroyed the homes of the innocent in nations thousands of miles away. Moreover, this year under your leadership, we have destroyed people homes, businesses, and other nations’ infrastructures. These nations were not capable militarily to bring about this type of destruction to the shores of the United States. Moreover, they had not posed any threat to the United States of America. Mr. President, God loves mankind; God loves them throughout the world.
God has shown me very clearly and I pray that you will understand this truth. As we go out and destroy properties of people in other nations, God brings destruction back to us. One of the forces that God uses is destroying wind. Last year, we had a few noteworthy storms in the United States; however we did not have destroying wind round about us. In fact, On September 22, 2010, I submitted a Press Release, titled “President’s Action Help Direct the Path of Hurricanes.” However, the media did not publish this release. Nevertheless, I have attached a copy of the release for your information.
Mr. President, I pray as you survey the damages in cities around the nation that you think about the destruction we have brought to God’s people in other nations. Last year, we were blessed after you ended our combat role in Iraq; Hurricane Earl changed its path. Some weather reporters say we dodged a bullet, when Hurricane Earl turned and went north eastward. After Hurricane Earl turned, then Hurricane Igor formed and headed directly toward the United States, however it turned. Next it was Hurricane Julia, like Earl and Igor the storm made its approach, however it also turned away from the United States. Mr. President, we did not dodge bullets, God controls these storms as a man would do it by hands. I pray in the name of Jesus that you receive this counsel.”
It is imperative that the leadership of America learn to fear God based on the precepts of God in the name of JESUS. Therefore, we must understand those precepts and shine light. Several days ago I listened to a podcast of Brother Kennard Levi Brown and discovered in 1983 President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation declaring 1983 as the year of the Bible. This is a beautiful document; we must take note of the action to create this proclamation as we proceed. Here is a quote from the proclamation: “Many of our greatest national leaders-among them Presidents Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, and Wilson-have recognized the influence of the Bible on our country’s development. The plainspoken Andrew Jackson referred to the Bible as no less than “the rock on which our Republic rests.” Now President Trump is our President, it is imperative that he learn to fear God in the name of Jesus based of the precepts of God. Surely, there are people of faith who are providing counsel to the President today; we have sent him 11 communications as of this date at the direction of God. Below is a quote from the letter that we sent to President Trump on February 4, 2017:
“Do you know that God controls the storms as a man would by hand? Consequently, as we go out and destroy other nations, God brings destruction back to us and one of the forces that God uses is storms to include floods and mighty winds. Mr. President, it is imperative that you understand the way of the LORD. Mr. President you will discover that today America is battling with the righteousness of God. Here is the box we are in. “Woe to Thee that spoilest and thou was not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! When thou shall cease to spoil, thou shall be spoiled; and when thou shall make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. (Isaiah 33:1)”
Below is another quote from the letter to President Trump, dated February 4, 2017:
“President Trump, you were right, we should not have gone into Iraq. America was wrong! You are also right about the state of the Middle East, America’s failed leadership helped to create the crisis. You are also correct about the trade agreements. Moreover, you are correct regarding the institution of marriage – this is God’s institution and it is between a man and a woman. Counsel has gone forth to the past leadership to no avail. On August 19, 2016, I wrote President Barack Obama after he declared that you were not fit to be President of the United States. God shared a revelation with me that America needed to change – the litmus test that President Obama had made for you proved to be invalid.”
Here is another quote from the letter date February 4, 2017:
“President Trump, again you are correct regarding the trade agreements – they are bad for Americans and for the nation. In 2001, God said that these agreements should be rewritten. Moreover on October 4, 2011, I wrote President Obama regarding the need to rewrite these trade agreements; below is a quote from the letter.
“Moreover, businesses throughout this nation have allowed greed to close plants in the United States in the search for lowest possible labor cost under profit maximization. In effect some of our trading agreements have led to continued oppression, sweatshop, abusive child labor practices, and people working long hour without receiving a living wage. We must review every agreement that does not provide real opportunities for the workers. We must express our resolve to bring an end to sweatshops, and abusive child labor, and people working without receiving living wages.
We must reexamine all of our trade agreements. If our trading partners cannot guarantee living wages for their employees and fail to adhere to proper treatment of its citizens, we need to rescind those trade agreements. In addition we must reexamine all factors to include the problem of currency manipulation of the trading partners and companies incentives to move their business off shores.”
God showed me in August 2016, that it was time for change and there were places within the government that would be swept clean. On August 19, 2016, I shared this revelation with President Obama. Surely, President Trump is here to effect change, however Trump has clearly demonstrated that he does understand the righteousness of God in some areas. We must come together and share more as we pray for him. Therefore, from the very onset of the year of repenting, we need to ensure that the counsel of God in the name of JESUS go forth to President Trump and it is important for us to let him know our resolve to help him make America great again by declaring “2019 a Year of Repenting For Christians and Healing For the United States.”
To effect this movement it will take God’s chosen working together from the very onset. America is crying out for healing; however it is going to take more than crying out; we must seek the face of God and discover our sins and repent. We are contacting you because we understand you would like to make America great again and surely you realize that the nation needs to be healed and only God can heal this land. We need immediate help from the very onset to effect God’s will. Surely, God will prick the hearts of those who will organize this resolve to declare 2019 “A Year of Repenting.” We are prayerful that you will use every resource that you have to help declare and develop this resolve.
We need to reach every Christian, every Christian ministry and operation, big and small. The world must see the power of God in us as we move and do this work and we must give God the glory in the name of JESUS. This movement must not be about political correctness; however it must be about the Way of the LORD in the name of JESUS. We must come together and demonstrate the same resolve that Apostle Paul demonstrated in Acts 19. Some may profess that this must be an interfaith movement; however the Holy Spirit is saying as I write - that the movement must be a demonstration of LOVE and the Power of the Living God in the name of JESUS. For it is at the name of JESUS every knee shall bow. God is saying – He is not playing and we must not play with Him. This is not about political correctness; however it is about serving and worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Christians must not be afraid to call upon the name of JESUS when they pray in a public assembly.
This period of repenting must include working to make the Bride of Christ ready. Working to that end we must pray for one another and take a real look at all of our doctrines that we are preaching and teaching to ensure that they are not doctrines of men. This will be a real challenge for the Church. Moreover, Pastors who only use the phase when they baptize “In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost” and refuse to call on the name of JESUS must repent and execute the command when they discover this TRUTH: “Jesus came in His Father’s name and declared the name; the name “JESUS” was glorified for both the Father and the Son; and the Holy Ghost was sent in the name of JESUS. Surely it is time to discover this TRUTH and repent; however there are some who know this TRUTH and they fail to repent. Moreover, it is also unfortunate that today some have made the ministry of the Gospel of Christ about themselves instead of the Power of the Word of God in the name of JESUS. Therefore, there are some who have made the Houses of God, dens for thieves. When we have love for TRUTH, God will direct our path in the name of JESUS. It is important for Christian's to regain our focus and discover God’s strategic battle plan.
2 Chronicles 7:14 states: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” The Nineveh Response is a Good Model to follow. As recorded in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were for our learning …” Today we must learn from the King and the people of Nineveh. The lessons are recorded in the book of Jonah, chapter three. When Jonah cried out to the people that Nineveh would be overthrown in forty days the people believed him. The people humbled themselves. “And when the word of the Lord came to the King of Nineveh, the King arose from his throne, and laid his robe from him, and covered him with sack clothe and sat in ashes.” In other words, the king humbled himself. (Jonah 3:4-6)
The king and the people of Nineveh repented. When the king and the people humbled themselves, and turned from their evil, this caused God to repent. Jonah 3:10 says, “And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not. We must pray that Our Pride will not keep us from repenting from the things that we know are not in alignment with the Word of God. If we fail to repent, it will lead to a great destruction. Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” We must learn the lessons about the pride of Tyrus as recorded in Ezekiel 28 and Egypt’s pride and desolation as recorded in Ezekiel 29 - 31.
At Ezekiel 25:15 God warns us what would be the affects of pride mixed with a despiteful heart. Listen! There are some very serious consequences for taking vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy for old hatreds. Ezekiel 25:17, God says, “And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.” Nevertheless, God has no pleasure that the wicked should die. However the Lord’s desire is that the wicked turn from his wicked ways. (Ezekiel 18:23) Ezekiel 18:27 - 28 says, “Again, when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.”
God loves people around the world; for God is Love. God is faithful to every one of His promises. Surely, God has warned the leadership of the United States over the years. Now Americans and the leadership can see what it is like to be bombed; today some are comparing the destruction of some of the cities that were in the path of Hurricane Michael as cities that look like they have been in a war and have been bombed. Surely, this is a war; the leadership has been warring against the righteousness of God. It is imperative that we discover our sins and repent. This will not be an easy process for some because of the love for money and personal pride. However, if you want God to heal America in the name of JESUS we must seek His face and discover our sins and then repent in the name of JESUS. Where do you start; we start with ourselves. Who is the leader of the operation? Answer: The Holy Spirit! We have posted articles on our website that provide revelation knowledge that can truly help organize the repenting movement. However, we are sending communications to other Christian Leaders around the country that can help organize and improve the effectiveness of this movement of God as we declare: “2019 – A Year of Repenting for Christians and the Leaders in United States.”
We look forward to your inputs before we announce the formal declaration that declares: “2019 A Year of Repenting” We look forward to making the formal declaration not later than December 15, 2018.
Here are links to some of the articles/videos that will be a great help.
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