It’s Not Over

Monday, November 9, 2020

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As a pastor, I try my best to keep politics out of the pulpit. I don’t want to be known as conservative pundit. I am a messenger, watchman, intercessor, and pastor. I am a citizen of the kingdom of heaven and Jesus Christ is my Lord—no matter who is in the White House. I am confident, no matter which presidential candidate is ultimately sworn in, the gospel will advance and God’s eternal purpose will be fulfilled.

I’m here to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, declare His heart as a messenger, teach on God’s ultimate intention, and advance the kingdom of God. This is my passion and calling.

Nevertheless, if I am going to be true to my calling, I can’t remain silent about what we are experiencing in America right now. This is not merely a hotly-contested election. This is not only a political war between Republicans and Democrats. We are in a spiritual war for the heart and soul of America.

Don’t underestimate this: America is in a spiritual war against world-rulers, powers, and principalities in heavenly places (Eph. 6:12).

Don’t be deceived: The outcome of this election will determine whether America becomes a socialist country aligned with the antichrist system rising up in the earth or remains a Constitutional Republic. America is at war right now. We have to know this.

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A Historic Election

As I said last Sunday in my message It’s Not Over, this is not a typical election. This is the most important election of our lifetime and one of the most important in our nation’s history. This is a war. America and the Constitution are being assaulted by Marxists, Communists, and Globalists.

The Democratic party has been overtaken by Marxists who want to weaken America and destroy the 4 C’s, which are: the constitution, Christianity, conservatism, and capitalism. Other nations, such as Russia, China, and Iran, are in on this as well. We are at war.

Elite globalists, who control financial systems, politicians, the media, and big tech, want a one-world government and economy. They are planning a Great Reset, which will eliminate capitalism, seize our personal property and assets, and establish a universal income for all. America is the last defense against this.

I realize, no matter what happens, Jesus is still King, God is in control, and the kingdom of God will still advance. But I have to give this warning: We will accelerate, unlike anything we have known, toward a one-world government, a one-world economy, and a one-world religion if America becomes a socialist nation.

At stake in this election are the lives of millions of unborn babies, religious freedom, free-market capitalism, the sovereignty of America, the destiny of America, and whether America will align with the antichrist system rising up in the earth.

Contending for Justice

If Joe Biden won the presidency by a fair, legal, fraudulent-free election, I want him to be the next president of our country. If that proves to be case after thorough investigation, Donald Trump must concede the race and our country must work toward unity and healing.

But I, like millions of others, are highly suspicious of this election.

Unless you have been on a deserted island the last four years or just plain ignored what has taken place, the left, the media, intelligence agencies, and big tech have relentlessly assaulted a duly elected president. This being the case, how can you not be suspicious of the real possibility of massive voter fraud in this election?

Are we really supposed to believe the claims from those who spent the last four years trying to convince us there was election interference (when there wasn’t) that there’s no way this election could be rigged?

Just think about these verifiable facts.

  • The Obama Administration illegally spied on President Trump and suffered no consequences by our Department of Justice.
  • The Democrats, intelligence agencies, the mainstream media, and big tech pushed the fake Russian collusion narrative—that Trump colluded with the Russians. Truth is, they accused Trump of doing the very thing they did. It has been clearly proven that China and the Ukraine paid Biden millions of dollars through his son’s business for political favors.
  • They tried to impeach President Trump without cause.
  • China and the World Health Organization (WHO), whether intentional or accidental, allowed the coronavirus to spread around the world. That’s a fact. China, who hates Trump because of his trade policies which drastically-affected their economy, desperately wants Joe Biden to be president. They have paid him millions of dollars for political favors. And guess what? China’s role in “failing” to stop the coronavirus from spreading just happened to affect our elections. The economy tanked from government-forced lockdowns. And since it was “unsafe” for people to vote in person, the Democrats pushed for mail-in voting, which has a proven-track record of being easily manipulated and prone to fraud.

Considering these facts, many reasonable Americans expected massive voter fraud in this election. That’s why President Trump warned about the danger of mail-in ballots all summer.

Here’s my point: Contending in prayer for a legal, just, fair election should be a bi-partisan issue. This should not be a Republican versus Democrat issue.

When you consider the facts I just laid out, every American should be suspicious of the election results. Every American, if you love our country, constitution, and justice, should want an election that is the will of the American people untainted by corruption, deceit, manipulation, and fraud.

Prophecies About Trump’s Second-Term

Since I pastor a Charismatic church, I believe in the gift of prophecy and New Testament prophets. I have been in the prophetic movement for over 20 years and care deeply about the integrity of prophetic words. Across the nation, most seasoned and trusted prophetic voices declared President Trump would be reelected. Though I firmly believe much of the prophetic movement has some serious issues needing correction, several prophetic voices I trust said it was the Lord’s will for Trump to reelected.

Kim Clement, who passed away a few years ago, said in 2007 and 2014, way before it was known that Trump would run for office, that Trump would serve two terms as president.

If for some reason Trump doesn’t win, contrary to what many prophets have said, we need to have some serious conversations about why so many prophets were wrong.

But now is not the time for that conversation. Those engaging in this conversation now, I believe, are premature. I don’t believe this is inspired by the Holy Spirit. It’s from the soul and even demons.

Now is not the time to process what went wrong with the plethora of prophetic words about Trump’s reelection. Now is the time to engage in spiritual warfare, prayer, and intercession with these words. Many of these prophets are being attacked, assaulted, and accused before the election has concluded.

Let’s hold off on processing whether these were from the Lord or not and wage spiritual war with the prophecies spoken. 2 Chronicles 20:20 states, “Put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.”

I know it looks bleak right now, but now is the time for the church to put their trust in what the prophets have spoken, pray according to the prophetic words, and assess everything after the election has been finalized by the courts.

A True Message with Great Conflict

When I was praying about the election the day after it took place, I believe the Holy Spirit led me to Daniel 10:1. This verse reads, “In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the message was true and one of great conflict, but he understood the message and had an understanding of the vision.”

Let me take this out of context and apply it to the situation we are facing. Notice this took place “in the third year of Cyrus.” Many prophetic voices have said Trump is like a Cyrus. Many of the words the prophets received were in the third year of Trump’s term.

Notice this verse states, “The message was true.” Again, I understand why many are questioning whether the prophets were off target with their election prophecies. As previously stated, there is a certainly a time to assess the prophetic words given and evaluate what was accurate and inaccurate. But now is not the time. We can certainly do that in 2021. But now is the time to rise up and fight against voter fraud through prayer and intercession.

With all of the prophetic words given by mature, seasoned prophetic voices with accurate track records, let’s not try to process at this time whether these are right or wrong. Rather, let’s stand in the gap in prayer and cry out for all the fraud, deceit, and wicked schemes to be exposed.

Let’s assume these prophetic words are indeed God’s will for America. As in Daniel’s day, the message was true but one of great conflict. If you read Daniel 10, the message was contested by demonic principalities. Namely, the prince of Persia.

If the prince of Persia contested the angel who was bringing revelation to Daniel, I assure you America’s election is being contested by far stronger and more numerous demonic world-rulers, principalities, and powers. The spiritual conflict America is undergoing now is far greater than what Daniel experienced with the prince of Persia. This is an all-out assault by the powers of darkness, unlike anything America has ever experienced. This is a spiritual conflict the likes we have never seen. Please understand: The powers of darkness want to establish their end-time, worldwide, antichrist kingdom. And America is in the way.

If indeed it’s God’s will for Trump to be reelected, which I personally believe it is, we have to realize the spiritual warfare surrounding this. If it indeed it’s God’s will to preserve America as a Constitutional Republic, we have to know demonic powers and principalities are waging a fierce battle in heavenly places against this. We have to know this.

It took 21 days from the time Daniel started praying until his answer came. Why? Because the prince of Persia was fighting the angel coming to answer Daniel’s prayer. It was not God who delayed the answer. It was demonic powers in heavenly places resisting the answer.

If this was the case with Daniel, then we, too, should expect delays, resistance, and hindrances to our prayers. This should not cause us to quit. We must preserve in prayer until the breakthrough comes.

Elijah Gave Birth to His Prophetic Word

In 1 Kings 18:1, the Lord told Elijah rain was coming after 3 years of drought. But here’s the difference between Elijah and most Christians today. Elijah did not just wait passively for God to sovereignly fulfill this prophecy.  Rather, Elijah “went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees” (1 Kings 18:42). In other words, he went into a birthing position to pray and travail until the word of the Lord was manifested. He did this six times with no sign of breakthrough. But on the seventh time, a cloud as small as a man’s hand came up from the sea.

Elijah prayed earnestly and fervently for the word of the Lord to be birthed from the spiritual realm to the natural realm.

If Elijah was like most of the church today, he would have just sat back and waited for God to sovereignly fulfill His word. I realize there has been an enormous amount of prayer for this election all around the world. But my humble, heartfelt appeal to us is please don’t stop praying. This is not over.

Four Phases of Prayer for This Election

I see four phases of prayer for this election. These are:

  1. Discerning the will of God (already taken place as many prophetic voices have spoken);
  2. The American people voting according to God’s will (already taken place);
  3. All voter fraud must be clearly exposed to the skeptical world (this is where we are now);
  4. Justice must be served wherever there is clearly proven voter fraud (this will come in a few weeks).

Like Elijah, we must assume a birthing position and intercede like never before for full exposure of fraud, deceit, cunning plans, and injustice. I love Lou Engle’s simple prayer of expose, expose, expose. I am encouraging our church to pray this simple prayer often.

Josef Stalin said, “It’s not who votes that counts; it’s who counts the votes.”

Harry Truman said, “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

If indeed there was substantial voter fraud that swung this election to Biden, Truman’s quote should trouble us greatly. This election is far from over but the fight has only begun. If justice is not served in this election, it could very well be the last where the American people’s vote truly matters.

As it pertains to the prayer and intercession required to fight the spiritual war America is currently facing, listen to the words of Winston Churchill: “This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

Let every battle-weary intercessor receive strength, encouragement, and resolve from Churchill’s words.

Paul told Timothy to take the prophecies spoken over him and use these to fight (1 Tim. 1:18). Use the prophetic word of the Lord to wage spiritual war against the dark forces opposing the word of the Lord from manifesting in the natural.

If prophetic words were sovereign guarantees of God’s will being done, we would not have this verse exhorting us to fight. If God’s will always happened, we would not be instructed to pray for God’ will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Now is the time to pray, travail, war, and contend for God’s will and the will of the American people to be done. We must keep doing this until the rain—the answer—comes. We can’t quit. We can’t stop. We must contend. Fight. And we must prevail in prayer until justice comes.

Lazarus Raised from the Dead

On April 28, 2019, as I was preparing for my sermon, the Holy Spirit came upon me in a strong way and gave me a word for America. At the time, I was teaching from the book of Ephesians and wasn’t even thinking about God’s will for America.

To be honest, I had long felt God was judging America (and still believe He is). I was therefore pretty pessimistic about any good news about our nation. At the time, I felt America’s best days were over and we just needed to accept this new America based on socialism. I felt that way until God corrected me.

I was shocked when the Lord spoke this word to me:

Because your forefathers honored Me, by building the government of the United States upon My Word, I will fight on their behalf, for the great vision they had for America. I will fight on their behalf for original intention.

You are indeed in a war for the heart and soul of this nation. If you will make a sacred vow to fight for America, I will fight with You. This battle has only begun.

Because your forefathers built their government upon Isaiah 33:22, I Myself will sovereignly fulfill the last part of this verse—He will save us—to honor Your forefathers for honoring Me.

Those who honor Me I will honor. America will be saved, for America’s latter days will be greater than her former.

The Holy Spirit then directed me to John 11, when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. I remember saying something like this: “The sickness in America will not lead to her death. When it appears America is dead, buried, and gone, even after four days in the tomb, like Lazarus, America will rise again. If we believe, we will see the glory of God (John 11:40).”

On Friday, November 6, 2020, James Goll said, “Lazarus was dead and all appeared to be lost. But then Jesus showed up on the scene. We are in a ‘but God moment!’ All will appear as lost! All will appear as dead. The media will boast that it is all over. Pride will raise its head and boastful celebrations will even be held. But God will have the final word! We are in a ‘but God moment’!”

America, as a Constitutional Republic, died on Saturday, November 7, 2020, when the media declared Biden the next president of America. But Jesus has not showed up yet. This election is far from over.

In my opinion, just as Jesus delayed before He raised Lazarus from the dead, the Lord has not yet gotten involved in this election. But I believe He will soon. I am not saying thus says the Lord Trump will be reelected. But I am saying the Lord is about to do something no one could ever fathom—not the prophets, the demons, the angels, the elite, the left, or the media. This election is not over until the Lord says it’s over.

If you have hope that America’s best days are ahead, I encourage you to listen my message from April 2019.

We Need a Caleb Spirit

If we believe, we will see the glory of God. Our call is to believe. Don’t lose faith or hope in this moment. Keep on praying until the very end.

I want to encourage the remnant church who are listening to the word of the Lord and interceding accordingly. I want to encourage the praying, prophetic church. Don’t believe the reports of the left, the media, the pundits, the politicians, many Republicans, and sadly, many false voices in the church who say, “The election is over. Biden won. It’s time to move on. It’s time to bring reconciliation to this nation. It’s time for unity and healing.”

Don’t listen to these voices. Listen to the voice of the Lord. Like Caleb, don’t be distracted by the giants in the land. Don’t believe the witchcraft and manipulation spewing from the media, for the media has become a false prophetic voice echoing the intent of the accuser of the brethren. If you don’t see this, you are already deceived.

The praying, prophetic, remnant church needs a Caleb spirit at this moment. We must believe the report of the Lord and pray accordingly.

We must believe God no matter what our eyes see, our ears hear, and our soul feels. We must believe God until it’s over. We must pray expose, expose, expose and bring justice speedily.

Don’t quit now. Pray like never before.

Don’t Be Silent Now

Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoeller, who witnessed Hitler’s rise to power and was sent to a concentration camp for opposing him, eloquently called out the Germans who did not speak out. He said,

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Larry Alex Taunton took this quote and revised it for our day:

When they killed the unborn, I said nothing because it didn’t affect me.

When they destroyed the economy, I said nothing because I had a job.

When they defunded the police, I said nothing because I believed the police-are-evil narrative.

When quarantines allowed lawless protests but barred synagogues and churches from meeting, I said nothing because I was neither a Jew nor a Christian.

When they committed voter fraud and censored conservatives, I said nothing because I didn’t like Trump and was not a conservative.

When they spoke of Marxism and then implemented it, I said nothing because I didn’t understand what it was until . . .

It was too late.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

May the praying, remnant church, who sees what is taking place, not be silent now. May we storm the courts of heaven until every act of voter fraud is exposed and justice comes to our nation speedily.

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Bryan Kessler