A Word for Canada: The Coming Discerning Son
I received this word during an intercessory meeting for Canada in The War Room. I was randomly assigned Proverbs 28:14 to pray out over leaders in Canadian government: "Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble". When I read it, at once I saw that it was referring to "The man" as an actual man who will be blessed, and "he who hardens his heart", again, as an actual man who will fall into trouble. I immediately looked back over the preceding section to see who this blessed man and this troubled man were. As I looked over this section of Proverbs God began to uncover this word for Canada from out of the pages of His word.
4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked,
but those who keep the law resist them.
This is where we stand right now. At this point
Canada's leaders are forsaking God's law in the effort to list the Bible as hate
literature, and they are praising the wicked in their move to sanction same sex
marriage, praising the wicked in their school curriculum, and praising the
wicked in governmental positions. We who keep and love His word are resisting
them, however, although the voices of righteousness have been too few. ...God,
awaken Your Bride in Canada to stand up for truth and the honor of Your word.
5 Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.
God is right now identifying a governmental force in Canada as evil men, for they do not understand justice for the truth. There are those, though, who seek The Lord and who understand the justice and truth of God's word. ...Lift up Your Body, Lord, who will seek You and stand for justice in this land.
6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless
than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
God is also identifying a leader and His companions whose walk is blameless, and God is saying that He would be a better choice to lead in Canada. ...God, lift up this leader for Canada who is righteous and will stand for righteousness, even if he is not groomed for worldly power in the wealth of this world. Put down these wealthy and powerful throughout North America who walk in perversity, and who stand in support of it.
7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son,
but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
I believe that this unrighteous government who stands as a companion of the gluttonous and perverse ways that have taken hold in North America will have their way in establishing the unrighteousness that they have pursued, disgracing their longsuffering Heavenly Father. God, however, will raise up a "discerning son" who will stand for righteousness when this perversity has come to its fullness. I have the strong feeling that this discerning son and his support team will come from this community in Kelowna. ...Raise up your discerning son for Canada, God!
8 He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest
amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
This unrighteous government has been amassing wealth that will be given to the righteous government that God will raise up. ...God, release Your Kingdom wealth and the wealth of this world to Your rising righteous leaders!
9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law,
even his prayers are detestable.
Through to the fullness of the purposes of this unrighteous government there will be increasing warfare for Canada in the heavens and on the earth, to the point where the very prayers of the nation will become detestable to God due to officially promoted unrighteousness and persecution of God's word. This will not be true, however, of those who love the law, for God will be raising them and His righteous government up during this time to take a place of new authority and favor and to use it for the benefit of the nation. ...Raise up Your Body and Your leaders in Canada, God, that Your word, Your law, will become known and honored and that our prayers will be heard.
10 He who leads the upright along an evil path
will fall into his own trap,
but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
The unrighteous government has been leading the country of Canada, including the righteous, along an evil path. When the power and plans of this unrighteous government have come to full fruition, though, they will fall into their own trap: God is going to uncover their unrighteous deeds in such a way that the sheer weight and ugliness of their personal and political acts will drive them out of power. This will rock the country and at the same time thrust the discerning son into the Prime Minister's seat and the members of God's righteous government into their inheritance in the leadership of Canada. ...God, give Canada Your inheritance in righteousness!
11 A rich man may be wise in his own eyes,
but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
The "poor man who is blameless", the "discerning son" of Canada will see through the schemes of these unrighteous. ...God, give your righteous son discernment, letting them all see through the plans of the wicked.
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.
The discerning son and the righteous government of Canada will triumph with great elation after the turmoil and hiding of the days of the wicked. In these days Canada will rise up to her end-time destiny. She will come out from under the shadow of the US, taking hold of God's righteous inheritance for North America.
13 He who conceals his sins does not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
It will be said in that day that the unrighteous government who concealed their sins did not prosper. This will be a rallying cry as the righteous government leads the nation in confession and repentance as they repeal laws and turn back the perversity of the unrighteous government in the land. The establishment of unrighteousness in Canada will be completely rooted up, and all of Canada will find mercy. ...Raise up Your righteous leaders in Canada, God, and cause them to lead this nation into repentance of these perverse laws, into confession and Your mercy, and then into the prosperity of righteousness.
14 Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD ,
but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
Canada will be blessed as she comes into the fear of The Lord in that day. The blessing and the triumph of that time will be so great that I see the possibility of Canada becoming the first Kingdom nation, establishing the Kingdom of God officially within her borders and exporting the Kingdom officially from her shores.
...I bless Canada, Oh God, with the blessing of the fear of The Lord, for it is the beginning of the understanding of her end-time destiny.
Through The Veil Ministries