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March 31, 2017 FIRST OF ALL and Awakenings

Billye Brim Blog 3-31-17
From the Parsonage

I'm writing a book about FIRST OF ALL and the Awakenings.
I just finished the first draft of the first chapter and decided to send it out as a blog.
Here it is. If you would like to join the FIRST OF ALL Campaign, call us at 1-800-972-3447.

Chapter 1
First of All

Before the 2016 US election, I knew (perhaps with a reasonable doubt) that Donald John Trump would be elected to the office of President.
How I knew was because of supernatural revelations given to someone else. The Bible says that in the end of days men would be given visions. The Amplified Bible calls them "divinely granted appearances." The early New Testament believers experienced them and in the Book of Acts it says they will occur in the end of days.
I was not a Trump supporter at the beginning. But I became one when he and Dr. Ben Carson invited a thousand or so ministers to New York City for a "conversation." There I began to see in my spirit that He might be God's choice.
The man to whom the Lord granted the visions asked me to judge them. A former Muslim, he'd accepted the Lord after hearing an audible Voice call him by name. In the visions that began in September before the election, he'd heard that Donald Trump would be elected, but that the church would have to pray for him, and for our leaders as never before.
I knew that meant we would have to obey the Lord's command in First Timothy 2:1 as we never had.

1 Tim. 2:1-4, 8 (KJV)
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth...
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Up To The Church

Dr. Kenneth E. Hagin, whose books and publications I edited from 1970-1980, was granted a vision in which he saw three demonic frog-like creatures rise up out of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. They hopped along the eastern seaboard and landed in Washington D.C. He was made to know their intent was to harm this nation.
He was shown, however, that their evil assignment could be stopped by the prayers of the people of God. He was instructed to come back to Tulsa (he'd been on a ministry trip) and to start a regular prayer service to stop this strategy of the enemy. He initiated the prayer group, which stayed focused for a while, but let up in its initial purpose.
When the Watergate scandal in all its depths and cover-ups caused great hurt to the nation, the Lord told Brother Hagin this was the strategy of the enemy revealed to him in the vision. Then he was told something to this effect, I'm not going to hold Richard Nixon primarily responsible for this; I'm not going to hold the Republican Party primarily responsible for this; I'm going to hold you primarily responsible for this. For I revealed it to you and the church could have stopped it. What ever happens in this nation happens because the church allows it to happen.
I heard Brother Hagin say this was one of the hardest things he ever had to pray and receive forgiveness for. But he did!


Remembering this, I knew that the success of President Trump's Administration falls primarily upon the shoulders of the Body of Christ.
It came into my mind to initiate a campaign. Not a political campaign. But a spiritual campaign. A "FIRST OF ALL" Campaign. A campaign which calls upon believers to commit to pray FIRST OF ALL for our leaders just as our Lord instructs.
FIRST OF ALL before we pray for our family, before we pray for ourselves, before we pray for the lost, before we pray for our jobs or businesses, our ministry, before we pray for anything we are instructed to pray for our leaders, for kings (today it's usually presidents, prime ministers, etc.) and those in authority.
So through the various prayer avenues the Lord has granted me, I began to call for people to commit. To call us or write us. To say, "Count me in. I commit to pray every day FIRST OF ALL for our leaders."
We have never obeyed 1 Timothy 2:1 as we should have. If we had, this nation would not be in the darkness and division it now suffers. Satan (and his kingdom of darkness) is behind division. He seeks to divide and conquer.
The kingdom of the Light can and must overcome his evil plots. The most powerful weapon we have is obedience to the Word of God. And particularly concerning good government, obedience to 1 Timothy 2:1. We can unite in this effort and overcome the enemy's plot to destroy us through division.

Commandment With Promise

This is a commandment with promise. The revealed purpose of God is that we can expect to receive a time in which we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. A time conducive to men's being saved and coming into the knowledge of the truth.
Is this even possible in such a terrible time as this? God didn't put a time limit on the promise. When these Holy Spirit inspired words were given through Paul Timothy was the young pastor of the church in Ephesus. Ephesus was a wicked city that worshipped the goddess Artemis. The Roman Empire was in the throes of its most evil emperors such as Nero. Christians and Jews were thrown to lions in the evil bloodthirsty games in the great theatres. Nero dipped them in pitch and burned them as human torches.
The kings were evil. But the church was instructed to pray for them and to expect their prayers to bring about what God said they would. And things did eventually change.
If you are a believer in the truth of the Bible, you are commanded to pray first of all for your leaders, whether or not you like them. Whether or not you voted for them. Won't you please do so? And won't you please commit to do so? Please contact us if you would like to be counted in a huge company of praying people who are committed to pray FIRST OF ALL as our Lord commanded.