A New Sound and a New Season: A Word for the United States – Nathan Shaw
The political situation in the United States is full of contention and strife. The primary issue is not politics. There is a spiritual battle raging. The real issue is the destiny of a nation. Into this situation God is calling His people to exercise priestly authority (1 Peter 2:5, 9, Revelation 1:6, 5:10). Priests have spiritual authority. In praying for the United States God led me to do two things:
- Call forth a new sound.
- Take authority over the air waves.
Calling Forth a New Sound
The Bible talks about a new song (Psalm 33:3, 40:3, 96:1, 98:1, 144:9, 149:1, Isaiah 42:10, Revelation 5:9, 14:3). Interestingly this new song is connected with a change in the atmosphere and a change in spiritual government. Israel’s King David carried this new song. He was used by God to call forth a new sound over the nation of Israel. Contention and strife were replaced by proclamation and praise. The atmosphere over Israel changed dramatically. The destructive force of internal conflict that was tearing the nation apart was replaced by a national resolve to confront their true enemies.
As I began to call forth a new sound over the United States a powerful spiritual authority came on me. I started doing something I had never done before. It was like I was reaching into President Trump’s voice and pulling out the new sound. With authority I kept reaching in and declaring, “I call forth the new sound! I call forth the new sound!” As we pray like this the new sound will come forth with greater authority, anointing and clarity. We have authority to call forth a new sound over the President, the Congress, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the Media, and the Church.
Taking Authority Over The Air Waves
The second thing God led me to do was to take authority over the air waves. Spiritual government is released through air waves. Air waves carry voices, sounds and attitudes. These voices, sounds and attitudes become seeds that bring forth a harvest. Satan is called the prince of the authority (Greek exousia) of the air (Ephesians 2:2). But Satan is not the only authority operating. There is also the authority of the new sound which carries both the government and the heart of God.
In the book of Ephesians Paul highlights the real battle—For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). The battlefield where this “wrestling” takes place is the air waves. That’s why the weapon that combats demonic agendas is the sword of the Spirit—the word of God wielded with authority and anointing (Ephesians 6:17). God’s word carries His government and His heart.
When demonic agendas are clamoring for attention they dominate the air waves and leave little room for anything else. We can take authority over the air waves so that they are cleared and set apart for godly agendas. We don’t have to be intimidated by the contentious sounds that are coming from the media, the government, or the arts. The priestly authority God gives us is much greater.
A New Season
When Israel stepped into the land of Canaan they entered into a new season. With this new season there was a different sound. While they wandered in the wilderness for forty years things were relatively calm. They lived under a continual grace from God that released the basic provisions that they needed. They spent this time in barren and sparsely occupied regions. This meant that they caused little contention with other nations. When Israel stepped into Canaan this changed. Now there was an anointing to possess the land. Israel moved from maintenance anointing to change agent anointing. That was a big shift. It caused an uproar. Change often does.
The United States is in a season of change. For some it can seem like God was in the relative calm and quiet of the previous season and not in the uproar and chaos of the new season. But realize that sometimes chaos is actually caused by God. It’s time to move into the new season. Don’t be intimidated by the chaos. Step into your priestly authority and call forth God’s purposes. Call forth the new sound. Take authority over the air waves. Foundations are shaking and will continue to shake. Old foundations will unravel and disintegrate. New foundations will come forth. God is setting things up for a great awakening. Great shaking will be followed by great awakening. It’s gonna be huge!
© 2017 Nathan Shaw.
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