I had a vision in church a few weeks before the elections. In this vision, the Lord placed me on the sidelines of a football game. The two teams were faced off on the field, helmet to helmet across the line of scrimmage, but I couldn’t tell them apart! They were wearing the exact same colors – white, blue and little bits of yellow. As I stood watching them, I clearly heard the Lord announce: “IT’S FIFTH AND TEN!”
In the natural, in the game of American football this is not possible. Unless there is an error or a violation of some kind, there are only four ‘downs’, or chances, for the team with possession of the ball to successfully move it ten-yards down the field. Often during a game one will hear the announcer say that it is “first and ten”, meaning it is first down with ten-yards to go. Hearing “fourth and ten” is less common, but it happens.
The point is this — there are not FIVE downs! There are only four downs – four chances – to get it right, make the play and move toward winning the game. This is the goal of both teams! No team gets FIVE chances to move the ball … that is, unless you are on God’s team! I believe that is why both teams wore the same uniform — because God was showing me that we are ALL on the same team!
I clearly heard the Lord say it was “Fifth and Ten”, meaning, it was fifth down with ten yards to go. That means that God has given us a GRACE DOWN – another chance to go the whole distance! The Lord has given us a supernatural opportunity – an extra, unprecedented chance to get it right!
God blessed us with a Christian President in Donald J. Trump. Because we now have a pro-Christian leader, who is also pro-Israel, we can expect God to bless both him and all of us! That is the hand of God at work – the “Grace Down” in action! God turned it all around to work for our benefit. “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose (Rom. 8:28).”
I believe another reason God placed us all in the same uniform is because in His eyes, there is no difference between us. He sees us as all the same! “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal. 3:28).” Even though for a while as a body we were divided, God still saw us as all on the same team.
Now, the division is over! The map of the states that voted for President Trump was covered in red. No one can miss the obvious picture of the blood of Jesus covering most of the map of the USA, right down the center of the country! This is the only division God will allow – for Himself to be in the middle of everything that we speak, think and do.
So, what do we do now? We have another chance. What are all the things that you have said to yourself, “If I could only do it over again I would (fill in the blank)…” Good news, because today is that day! You have another chance! You have another opportunity to love someone; another opportunity to bless someone. You now have another opportunity to be faithful, diligent and supportive. You have another opportunity to remain vocal about your faith, and if you haven’t been, get vocal! God has given you another chance.
You have yet another opportunity to use your giftings for the Kingdom. You have another opportunity to tell someone about Christ. God has given us another chance to do the things that He has asked us to do, to help usher in Revival. As God said to Bob Jones, “Have you learned how to love?” That is our most urgent reason for another chance! Thank you Jesus!
God has seen fit to give us another chance, the Grace Down. What are you going to do with yours?
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