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A Vision for America

For 70 days, I prayed for our nation leading up to the inauguration of President Trump. I did so because I believed it was important. I wasn’t prepared for how it would change me. 

On January 20th, as I watched the peaceful transition of power, I felt a love for my country and a love for her people that I’ve never known before. I was seriously amazed.

Later that evening, my husband Gabriel and I hosted a prayer meeting with any who wanted to join us. It seemed the fitting conclusion to our 70 days of prayer—or just maybe, a fitting start to another 100 days on our knees.

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As we were praying, the Lord gave me two powerful visions.

In the first vision, I was looking at a map of America, as though I were lifted up into space. It was night. As I looked down, I could see small beams of light reaching to the heavens. These beams were created by individuals who were praying for our nation. Each one held a small reflective mirror that reflected the glory of God.

As these thin beams were reflecting the glory of God, they converged together to create one massive beam in the heavens. As the massive beam entered the glory realm of God, His glory was returned through that same beam like a funnel—and His glory exploded into the earth, filling it with His manifest presence. So cool!

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In the second vision, I saw a different map. This time, it was Google map version of Washington, D.C. Two locations were highlighted on this map and connected through the arc of a brilliant white rainbow—The White House and the U.S. Capitol Building. The rainbow was also filled with God’s glory.

A white rainbow—who has ever heard of such a thing? And yet… white light is composed of all colors of light in the visible spectrum. This is a rainbow on steroids!

I’m encouraged—are you? Be blessed!

Lorraine Marie Varela is the author of the devotional book “Powerful Moments in the Presence of God” and “Love in the Face of ISIS,” a book of prayer strategies for the Middle East—and for your life at home. You can visit her website here. You can also join the conversation with Lorraine on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

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Inspiring Faith #4 – Rescued by the Power of Jesus

We live in a culture fascinated by the supernatural – evidenced by Harry Potter, the Twilight Series, and countless books and movies – but denies its legitimacy and stark reality.

And yet, it was through the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit, and through His gifts – dreams, visions, a word of knowledge and a word of wisdom – that John Kutz,  our guest on today’s podcast,  was brought into the illuminating light of Jesus Christ and the love that is found only in Him.

Join Lorraine Varela as she interviews John about his heritage of faith, his life into and out of the Mormon Church, and the supernatural way in which God revealed Himself to bring John into relationship with Him.

Our devotional encouragement for today’s podcast is called, “My Eternal Love”.

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Inspiring Faith #3 – How a Jewish Atheist Found God…Overnight

In 1986, the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl affected the life of David Guervich in ways he never dreamed possible.  Forced to leave the former Soviet Union to obtain medical care for his young son as a result of the radiation fallout, David and his family found refuge in the United States, in the Northwest corner of the country in Seattle, Washington.

It was at a new job that David was confronted with the reality of God through the life of a co-worker, but it was the persistence of heaven that broke through his comfortable existence with the reality of God and life apart from Him.

Join Lorraine Varela as she interviews David on today’s podcast to talk about his experience living through the historic Chernobyl disaster, and hear his miraculous testimony of how he went to bed one night an atheist and woke up a believer in Jesus Christ.

Also on today’s podcast, Lorraine welcomes the immensely talented Cayley Keogh, a musician who shares her passion for Jesus and her gift of music with an original worship song, written at the age of 14.

Our devotional encouragement for this podcast is called  “Faith to Draw Jesus Back”.

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