Give Him 15 Daily Prayer


01
May 2019

Presidential Proclamation National Day of Prayer 2019

This is President Trump’s 2018 Proclamation:

On this National Day of Prayer, we join together to offer gratitude for our many blessings and to acknowledge our need for divine wisdom, guidance, and protection. Prayer, by which we affirm our dependence on God, has long been fundamental to our pursuit of freedom, peace, unity, and prosperity. Prayer sustains us and brings us comfort, hope, peace, and strength. Therefore, we must cherish our spiritual foundation and uphold our legacy of faith.

Prayer has been a source of guidance, strength, and wisdom since the founding of our Republic. When the Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia to contemplate freedom from Great Britain, the delegates prayed daily for guidance. Their efforts produced the Declaration of Independence and its enumeration of the self-evident truths that we all cherish today. We believe that all men and women are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Prayer sustained us and gave us the strength to endure the sacrifices and suffering of the American Revolution and to temper the triumph of victory with humility and gratitude. Notably, as one of its first acts, our newly formed Congress appointed chaplains of the House of Representatives and Senate so that all proceedings would begin with prayer.

As a Nation, we have continued to seek God in prayer, including in times of conflict and darkness. At the height of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for prayer “for the vision to see our way clearly ‑‑ to see the way that leads to a better life for ourselves and for all our fellow men ‑‑ and to the achievement of His will to peace on earth.” Decades later, following one of the darkest days in our Nation’s history, President George W. Bush offered this prayer for our heartbroken country, mourning the precious souls who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001:  “We ask Almighty God to watch over our Nation, and grant us patience and resolve in all that is to come. We pray that He will comfort and console those who now walk in sorrow. We thank Him for each life we now must mourn, and the promise of a life to come.”

America has known peace, prosperity, war, and depression ‑‑ and prayer has sustained us through it all. May our Nation and our people never forget the love, grace, and goodness of our Maker, and may our praise and gratitude never cease. On this National Day of Prayer, let us come together…to thank God for His many blessings and ask for His continued guidance and strength.

In 1988, the Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, called on the President to issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer, “on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim (the first Thursday in May) as a National Day of Prayer. I encourage all Americans to observe this day, reflecting on the blessings our Nation has received and the importance of prayer, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities in their houses of worship, communities, and places of work, schools, and homes.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this (first Thursday) of May…

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP

Give Him 15:

  • Worship the Lord and thank Him for a nation that honors God, and where we can prayer freely.
  • Offer gratitude for our many blessings and acknowledge our need for divine wisdom, guidance, and protection.
  • Ask the Lord to continue to watch over America, continuing to grant us peace, prosperity, and freedom for all.
  • Intercede over the things that divide us and ask the Lord to grant a grace to bring this nation into unity, which may only be attained in awakening and revival. Pray that the love of God compels the Church into our country’s harvest fields.
  • Pray for President Donald J. Trump.
  • Pray for National Day of Prayer gatherings and services throughout the day tomorrow, May 2nd.

A prayer you can pray:

God, You are great and greatly to be praised. The United States of America is a nation that honors You and looks to You. We are so thankful that we are still able to freely pray to You in the public square and anywhere we so choose. Lord, never let this right be taken from us. We are so grateful for the many blessings You have given us. You have blessed this nation to be a blessing to many other nations. We need Your watchful care, Divine wisdom, and direction. Lord, we are imperfect. We have allowed things into this country that are sinful. Please forgive us and turn these things around. Your Church is divided, make us one. Make us one, so we can bring healing to other divided areas of our culture. Make us one, so You can be seen in us! Give us revival, Lord. Awaken Your Church and thrust us into the harvest. Only then can thinking be aligned enough with Your Word that we can see rifts close and see godly legislation written. Protect and bless President Trump. He supports the cause of Christ and affirms our freedoms. We are thankful for him. Tomorrow, let this nation pray as only a Christian nation can. Fill the parks and churches and steps of government buildings with prayer for our cities, states, and nation. Let the world see that the United States of America honors the name of Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord will bless our nation as He is honored from the highest office in our land!


30
Apr 2019

Satan is on a Mission, but He is Not Destined to Win

“Whether we believe it or not, it is a fact that Satan is on a mission — a mission as simple as it is single-minded. He is out to steal our passion and he is determined to accomplish it. Imagine how effective he can be if he can carry out this one task — this one pursuit. This one thing he desperately needs to achieve. In far too many ways he is succeeding.

“Too often Christians fret and complain about the future; they cry and moan about Satan’s many victories in the world, how he is winning so many battles and gaining so much momentum in this country, as well as around the world. They talk as if Satan is destined to win. ‘We’re losing our kids to the culture,’ they say. ‘Our churches are dying in numbers, and our society is growing more evil by the day.’ I see it myself, but I know that when Satan is winning, it is because the people of God are cowering in retreat instead of standing up and facing the enemy with courage. They are giving up too easily.

“I long to see a day when Christians stand shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm, in this war with Satan and finally draw a line in the sand, right in the middle of his path. You can be a part of this army of soldiers rising up against Satan in this day. Let your heart be ignited by the Holy Spirit and become a warrior in this huge battle for God. The war is being waged, so take up your sword and find your place within his ranks!” (Nicky Cruz)

“When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” (Isaiah 59:19; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Determine to speak differently! Let the words that come out of your mouth be faith statements.
  • Say, “Our children will serve the Lord and shift the culture!”
  • Announce to the enemy, “The Body of Christ is learning to love one another and operate as one. Unity is where the Lord commands His blessings. The unity of the Body of Christ will undo all of your evil plans.”
  • Declare, “Our churches are full of the life-giving resurrection power of Jesus. They are expanding and growing in number every day!”
  • Proclaim, “The world is growing darker, but the Church is growing brighter and we will see multitudes come to Christ in America!”
  • Get out your Bible and find more scriptures to proclaim. Defeat the enemy with the Word of God just like Jesus did.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we are Your Church! How dare the enemy taunt us. He has successfully caused some of us to move into a place of doubt and unbelief. Lord, put a check on our mouth! Remove our fear! Help us remember that Your plan is for the Church to win! You call us overcomers. You call us victorious! We will line up our words with Your Word and say the things that stop the enemy in his tracks. We will stand strong, unafraid of the culture seeming to grow dark around us. Filled with the Holy Spirit, we become the light in the darkness. We light the dark corners, where the enemy is encroaching in the land. We expose his work and call him out. We put notice on the enemy and say, “The Body of Christ is learning who we are. We are learning to love one another and operate as one. You had better shake in your shoes, because unity is where the Lord commands His blessings. The unity of the Body of Christ will undo all of your evil plans.” Jesus, thank you for filling our churches full of the life-giving resurrection power of Jesus. They are expanding and growing in number every day! Our children will not be overcome or drawn away by Satan. We will not lose them to the seduction of the spirit of this age. They will serve Jesus, for we have raised them to know Him. They will influence the culture around them. Not the other way around. The world is growing darker, but the Church is growing brighter and we will see multitudes come to Christ in America! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our hearts ignited by the Holy Spirit will propel us to overcome all the strategies of Satan against our nation!

Learn more about Nicky Cruz here.


29
Apr 2019

We Helped Create What We Loathe

Based on the facts, any honest deduction must conclude that the American church’s silence and withdrawal from the public square has allowed those who do not espouse biblical values nor honor our Christian heritage to take over much of America’s leadership. Obviously, the opposite could have occurred: had the Body of Christ been engaged, we could have prevented abortion, infanticide, the rejecting of America’s Christian roots, the taking over of our education system by humanists and secularists, God’s expulsion from the public square and more. By default, we helped create that which we loathe.

Can the fruit of America’s sin and the church’s silence be reversed? Yes and no. Just as those who were killed by the Nazi’s could obviously not be brought back, we obviously can do nothing to undo the deaths of 60 million aborted babies. But we, like the allied forces of WWII, can stop the senseless killing and heal the land (2 Chronicles 7:14). This pro-death scourge on our nation’s history need not continue. I believe God is offering the American church – and consequently our nation – an opportunity for a historical course correction. For this to occur, however, a fundamental change must occur in the minds of believers: we must choose to re-engage and become the salt and light Christ intends us to be. We must cease being conformists and reclaim our voice. Our times have dictated that there is no longer a middle ground. We are even now being weighed in the balances – and our decision will tip the scales – toward either continued apathy and irrelevance or the healing and discipling of a nation.

We MUST make our choice, and we must do so NOW.

If ending the lives of surviving, struggling babies on bloody abortion tables is not enough to motivate the church of America and its leaders to regain their voices, I’m not sure what can. If literal infanticide, celebrated by governors and legislatures around this nation with cheering and lit-up buildings, is not enough to awaken the conscience of the American church, then I fear it is too late.

Leaders, please do not try and circumvent this decision by pinning America’s future on “the sovereignty of God.” God’s sovereignty does not negate our choices nor absolve us of the consequences. We, the church, are God’s voice in the earth and we must speak.

“When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require from your hand” (Ezekiel 33:8; NASB).

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We must repent, either because we are being directly convicted for our silence, or identificationally for the silence of the Body of Christ. Let God awaken your conscience.
  • Repent for the part the Church’s silence has played in allowing abortion, infanticide, the rejecting of America’s Christian roots, the taking over of our education system by humanists and secularists, and God’s expulsion from the public square, among other things.
  • Intercede for those things one at a time and feel God’s heart over those matters.
  • Make a decision to never be silent again. Talk to God about what that looks like for you.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I have been silent too long. Sometimes, it is simply because I did not know what to say or where to say it, but, at the minimum, I could have opened my mouth in intercession far more often than I did. I have never really considered that my silence may have contributed to the atmosphere of my state and this country. Help me to be brave as you show me what things look like versus what they might have looked like, if your people were not so passive. Forgive us for allowing abortion and the death of more than 60 million babies since 1974. Forgive us for not calling and writing state governors and legislators who decreed that infanticide is permissible in their state. They opened a door for other states, our states, to consider the same. Forgive us for allowing humanists to determine the education of our children. Forgive us for tolerating Your removal from the public square by those who hate You. We did not stand up for You strong enough or fast enough. What have we been thinking?! Open our eyes and open our mouths! We must warn America that You won’t withhold Your hand forever. Lord, hear our prayers and give us mercy in place of the judgement we deserve. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Church of America, find your voice and make a stand!


28
Apr 2019

Why Are the Pastors Silent?

For various reasons, most spiritual leaders in America have chosen not to speak out on abortion, elections, and many other important moral issues of our day. These reasons include:

  • a belief that spiritual leaders should remain separate from the political realm because it is “evil” and “divisive”
  • a belief that spiritual influence in peoples’ lives does not give them a right to speak into their followers’ social, moral, or political views
  • a theological belief that this is not their responsibility
  • a fear of losing congregants
  • a fear of losing financial support
  • a fear of the IRS

I’m sure there are other reasons which could be listed. However, regardless of the reasons, no honest person can refute the fact that most leaders in the church have disengaged from public involvement in politics and national moral issues. While I respect my peers in the Body of Christ and understand the challenges facing them in today’s polarized and volatile culture, I fear that our choice of silence on many issues has come at a devastating cost. Inevitably, this absolution has filtered also into the pew. Few Christians are willing to make a stand on social issues, preferring to remain aloof and silent. Only about half of Americans who claim to be evangelical Christians are even registered to vote, and many who are registered don’t bother to do so. Most statistics make it clear that evangelicals could turn any national election in America if we all voted, and did so based on biblical values, not party lines. Yet most spiritual leaders fail to confront this.

“For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.” (I Thessalonians 2:4; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you are a pastor or other leader who has come under the fear of man in any area, keeping you from speaking out for righteousness’ sake, take a moment and repent. Decide to teach on these matters, and lead your congregations in prayer and action on moral issues in your community. Determine to encourage other pastors and leaders to do so also.
  • All of the rest of us, consider the same, and repent, as needed. Determine to open your mouth and speak up! Talk to your pastors, encourage them to be more bold, and support them when they are.
  • Have an election coming up? Educate yourselves on the candidates and issues. Intercede over these things. Hold prayer meetings in your church or community. Go vote.
  • Register to vote, if you aren’t already. Re-register, if you have recently moved.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, forgive me for being afraid of what others will think of me, when I take a strong stand for truth. Forgive my lack of speaking out, teaching on, and leading prayer for moral issues clearly addressed in the Word of God. You have more than an opinion on these things. You have commandments on these matters, and I have been largely silent. The Body of Christ is weak in our representation in society, largely because our leadership has not led the way. I repent for not leading in prayer or encouraging leaders to do so. I forgive others for their silence, as well. Help the Body of Christ to open our mouths and speak and pray on things that matter, like the killing of the unborn. Help us to act. We need to pray, gather to intercede, educate ourselves, and act. How else will we ever see our nation turned to righteousness, if the Church does not do these basic things? Thank you for Your mercy, God. Turn our nation, as our hearts and ways turn, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our nation will turn, as the Church speaks out on moral issues, prays, and votes!


27
Apr 2019

Sometimes We Need Hope

I turned my computer on recently to find a picture of a river running through a peaceful pasture. The title on it said, “A river runs through Hope.” While the picture was of a real river in a real city, called Hope, it immediately hit my spirit as a prophetic Word for this hour. Many people in America need hope, for many reasons. There is a hope that only comes through Jesus. This hope leads to faith and faith leads to miraculous answers. We can put our hope in Him. He is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the Author and Finisher of our faith. He is the One where our help comes from. He is the One that has created and still sustains all things. He has the answers when we don’t. He can, when we can’t. When we are not able, He is more than able! “Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness,” say the words to the classic hymn, On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand. When we find that place of hope in Him in the midst of seemingly hopeless situations, peace flows like a river through us. Faith starts to rise in us. Power to get up, to intercede, and to take action can surge through us. Hope has a river running through it, and the river is the love of Jesus.

“May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Acknowledge that Jesus is the Source of all Hope.
  • Declare, “Those that hope in Christ will not be dismayed. God will strengthen us and uphold us with His righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
  • Say over the challenging situation you are facing, “I will be strong and courageous. I will not fear or be in dread, for it is the Lord my God who goes with me. He will not leave me or forsake me.” (Deuteronomy 13:6)
  • With hope, proclaim over America, “Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” (Proverbs 23:18; NASB)
  • Worship Him!

A prayer you can pray:

God, you are so good! You are the source of our hope for every situation we face, in our individual battles and in our national ones. We put our hope in Jesus Christ today! Jesus, build a solid foundation of hope in us, for we have accepted Your sacrifice of love for us. You make us righteous. You forgive us all sin. You grace us to forgive those who harm us, purposely or accidentally. When we see darkness encroaching and fear begins to rise up in us, let hope arise and push back that fear. You have answers we don’t have. You can move on our behalf. You turn our flicker of hope into full-fledged faith. You take a spark of hope and stand us upright, ready to speak your words in intercession and decree, routing the enemy from our land. Your gift of hope settles our soul and carries us into Your Rest—a place where we know our God and know that You work valiantly and tirelessly on our behalf. From hope, let faith arise and our enemies be scattered! Victories are birthed from the humble beginnings of hope—Hope in You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

America, hope in Christ!


26
Apr 2019

The Ninth Hour

“As I began to study the Scriptures regarding this new year (as you know, this is the year 2019 or 5779, both which end with nine), I found something very interesting referred to in the New Testament as the ninth hour of prayer. In the Old Testament, it’s referred to as the time of the evening sacrifice. But in both of these cases, it is a time when Heaven and Earth begin to come together; when Heaven literally responds to the prayers that are being prayed from the earth realm. Wow…and we’re in the ninth hour! God is going to answer by fire and show who really is God, I’m telling you! I hope that this excites you as much as it excites me, because I believe the things that we’ve been praying for, things that we’ve been praying to see overturned, things that we’ve been praying to see God move in and things that we’ve been asking God about, He will answer this year.” (Jane Hamon)

We see this ninth hour principle in His Word:

  • In 1 Kings 18 and 19, Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. God answered Elijah by fire in the ninth hour.
  • God sent revival at the ninth hour in response to Ezra’s prayers in Ezra 9 and 10.
  • Daniel interceded for his nation in Daniel Chapter 9, and the Lord sent Gabriel to answer him at the ninth hour.
  • Acts 10:1-6 tells us that Cornelius was visited by an angel at the ninth hour, who brought instructions to send for Peter. His obedience brought the salvation of he and his household, the first Gentile converts.
  • At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out, “It is finished!” The veil was torn in two and forever man now has the opportunity to have a personal relationship with God through receiving Jesus Christ.

“At the time of sacrifice (the ninth hour), the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: ‘Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.’” (1 Kings 18:36-37; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Boldly ask God to intervene in the challenging situations you are facing and those our nation is involved in. He has the answers that we do not have!
  • Intercede for angelic assistance and expect them to war with you for your inheritance!
  • Call on the Lord for angelic assistance to come and straighten out our nation’s most complicated situations, such as the crisis at our southern border.
  • Pray for revival and even the salvation of whole households!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, what a comfort it is to know how often You have chosen to move on behalf of Your people in the ninth hour of the day. In this ninth year (2019/5779), we embrace this truth and ask for intervention. We agree with the prophets that it is time for You to move, to intervene, to overturn, and to answer the prayers of Your people. Some of the situations Believers are facing are life-threatening, Jesus. The enemy is intimidating us in some situations, and has caused seeming catastrophic losses in others. The same is true nationally. Our President continues to be under unprecedented attack. Our southern border is flooded with the hopeful and the harmful. We are terribly politically divided and disrespectful to one another. You can change these things in a moment and drop wisdom from heaven into the situations we are facing. We choose to look to You, the Author and Finisher of our faith! You are God of the Breakthrough! You are the One on whom we have put our whole trust! Send angels to war for us and break through with us. Let the end result be revival—personal, in our families and for America! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Lord, let it be known today that You are God in America. Let the spiritual confrontation come. Let angelic assistance come. Let obedience to God’s Word come. Let revival come to the U.S.A.!

1 Learn more about Jane Hamon here.


25
Apr 2019

How to Have Good Government and True Justice

“You can have the best form of government and still have bad government if you do not have good people in it. Our Republic has not failed, but we have failed the Republic. The present growing crisis could have been avoided if we had honored our national fathers by heeding their warnings, especially about the threat of judicial tyranny. Because judges are now so politicized, making decisions based more on political prejudices or expediency rather than the merits of each case or its adherence to the Constitution, increasingly desperate political maneuvering now dominates the judicial branch. For there to be true justice, no politics should be allowed in the judicial, and we have drifted far from that now. A strong, just, independent judiciary is necessary for true justice. This can only be recovered and maintained by strong, just, independent judges who are committed to staying in their lane as established by the Constitution. For any judge to legislate from the bench, or make law, is unconstitutional. Congress alone was given the authority to make laws, not the judiciary or executive branches. Weak, inept leadership in Congress has allowed its authority to be usurped by both the judicial and executive branches. Every time this is allowed and goes uncontested by Congress, the Constitution’s authority as the supreme law of the land, the land is weakened and we continue spiraling down toward a terrible chaos.

“It starts with the Church. Again, whenever we see major destructive strongholds growing in our land we need to look at the Church first, or our salt has lost its ability to preserve and our light has not been shining.” (Rick Joyner)

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” (Matthew 5:13; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to make the Church salty; very salty, speaking the Truth of the Word of God without hesitation.
  • Call for the Church to be be overseers of righteousness and justice in governmental matters through our intercession.
  • Pray for the nine current Supreme Court Justices. Find them here.
  • The Court just completed its 2018-2019 hearing schedule. We have 6 months until the 2019-2020 Calendar begins. Let us serve as good stewards of our nation’s justice system and begin now to intercede for the next Court cycle, which begins in October.
  • Pursue righteousness in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court judgements.
  • Look up scripture on “justice” and proclaim the Word over the Court. Here is a good source.
  • Declare, “The three branches of the U. S. government will now come into proper order and Constitutional relationship with one another!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, the Church has lost its saltiness. We have become tasteless, unimpactful, even invisible to many. Shake us up and spice us up! Let us be noticed again. Give us words of truth that have meaning and effect governmental change. May our prayers be specific, targeted, passionate, compassionate, and effective. Help us to see ourselves as your overseers of righteousness and justice, as we intercede. Strongholds need to fall. We say into our three branches of government. Get in order! Function with one another in accordance with the roles set out for you in the U. S. Constitution. Stop fighting with one another and start governing rightly together! We call for the Supreme Court to get out of politics! Assume the role assigned to you. Lord, show us how to pray in advance of the next Supreme Court session. We want the Court to be bathed in intercession. We want our Justices ready to judge with righteous judgement and not political persuasion. Let us keep an eye out for upcoming cases, and begin praying now for those the Court takes, and what decisions will be made. Grace us with favor in Your heavenly courtroom, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

“Good government starts with the Church standing against major destructive strongholds growing in our land!” (Rick Joyner)

1 Learn more about Rick Joyner here.


24
Apr 2019

The Restoring of the Christ-anointings

In order to bring us into this new redemptive cycle we are in, God had to restore the five Christ-anointings. These, of course, are the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher that Ephesians 4:12 talks about. Christ broke Himself down into five anointings and gave those to the Church. The Church can only manifest Christ fully when all of those five anointings are being released through the Church. If a congregation only has a pastor gift active, then it is likely only representing to the world about 20% of who Jesus is. This is common and what we’ve come to expect from our churches—the shepherd, nurturer, healer, counselor manifestations. However, the Lord has been restoring all five gifts to the Body of Christ, so we are going to be able in this season to see the lost saved, healed, delivered, and discipled. Families will be strengthened and made whole. Governing leaders will also be raised up to sit in seats of local, state, and national government. We’ll rule in the midst of God’s enemies. The Church will rise up and solve local and national problems. The poor, the downtrodden, widows, orphans, and veterans will be cared for from a new level of compassion and strategy. God has brought us to a place where we are going to invade society with Kingdom strategies, and we are going to be listened to! The anointing on the teachers will help mature congregations and write legislation. Apostles will build, not just congregations, but businesses and cities. They will rule with righteousness, justice, and wisdom. Prophets are going to see, proclaim, and help straighten out, crooked and perverse societal situations, not just personal lives. You had better be asking the Lord where you fit into all this.

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to give you revelation on the five-fold ministry, as you read the word of encouragement above.
  • Who said the five-fold grace gifts were only for those in vocational ministry? Who said they were only for inside the walls of a church building? What have we been thinking? Identificationally repent on behalf of the Church for limiting the Holy Spirit.
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ to know who they are. Pray for those with five-fold grace gifts to know how to start teaching, training, and equipping those in their spheres of influence.
  • Ask God to bring the Church into a unity of the faith and knowledge of Christ that increases our stature in His eyes and in the eyes of the world around us. We need favor and influence to make a difference.
  • Call forth five-fold strategies to solve local and national problems.

A prayer you can pray:

God, thank you for restoring the five Christ-anointings to the Church. We embrace and say we need the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers that Ephesians 4:12 talks about. We are so used to operating inside the church with a pastor gift at our helm as the shepherd, nurturer, healer, and counselor. How self-centered that is! Yes, the pastors are needed, but we need so much more, if we are to effect Kingdom change in the society around us! We have seen the lost saved, but new Believers also need to be healed, delivered, and discipled. Families need strengthening, but also made whole. Some of us are being raised up to sit in seats of local, state, and national government to rule in the midst of Your enemies. We can’t think these are secular positions. No, this is Your positioning, so we can disciple these areas of culture. Your people will be strategically positioned to rule with righteousness, justice, and wisdom. Your apostles will rise up and solve local and national problems. The poor, the downtrodden, widows, orphans, and veterans will be cared for from a new level of compassion and strategy. We are going to invade society with Kingdom strategies, and we are going to be listened to! Your prophets are going to see, proclaim, and help straighten out, crooked and perverse societal situations. Show each of us how we fit into all this. Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s restoration of the five-fold grace gifts will manifest as society-changing strategies in America!


23
Apr 2019

Will We Recognize our Kairos Moment?

The Church is always in the midst of a redemptive cycle. God is always moving something on planet earth or in the Church back to the place it is supposed to be. Another word for this is “reformation”. That word means to correct something or to straighten something out. Something has gotten crooked. Something has gotten “off”. Something has fallen and needs to be standing upright again. We should not think of reformation as in the context of the Great Reformation, because we are always going through seasons of restoring things. We are always going through the re-forming of things, because He is always straightening things up. He started at the Fall. He said, “I’m going to correct all of this.” Since that time, we have been going from a “season” to a “kairos moment” in that season, into a fullness of time. Kairos moments are moments of grace to recognize what God is doing. If the Church doesn’t steward the kairos moments correctly, we don’t get the fullness. Then, God goes back and starts over with another generation. Israel is our example of this. Kairos is not a guaranteed time, it’s an opportune time.

“He said to the crowd: ‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, “It’s going to rain,” and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, “It’s going to be hot,” and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?’” (Luke 12:56-56; NIV)

“As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says, ‘In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.’ I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:1-2; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Embrace His grace to properly interpret the times and seasons we are in and moving into.
  • Do not look through a political grid! Look with the eyes of the Spirit at national events. Ask the Lord what He is doing. Ask Him to help you interpret what you are seeing.
  • Ask God to straighten out crooked places, correcting what is out of alignment with His purposes.
  • Consider that this is the time of His favor! It is a kairos time. Tell Him you want to move with Him in this time of national Kingdom reformation.

A prayer you can pray:

God, things are shifting rapidly. I can sense that things are changing, moving, realigning. You are answering prayers and the answers are coming quickly! Open up my eyes to see what the Spirit is saying to the Church in America right now. Let me see what You have prophesied in the past seasons that is coming to pass now. Let me see what still needs to come to pass. Grant me a grace to view things through the eyes of scripture and not get caught up in political in-fighting, which is so tempting! You have much for the Church to do right now and I do not want to miss the time of our visitation! Lord, straighten out our nation’s crooked places. Align us to Your design and desire. Where we have strayed from honoring You and focussing on man’s solutions, snap us back in order! I declare, “This is the year of the favor of the Lord. This is the kairos time of my generation! Your Kingdom is advancing and I will be a part of America’s reformation, in the name of Jesus!” Amen.

Today’s decree:

Now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation for America!


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Apr 2019

A New Redemptive Cycle

Jesus redeemed us through His death and resurrection. A whole new cycle began on planet earth the weekend He died on that cross for our sin and rose again, conquering death, hell and the grave. We know this, but we should never take it for granted! Don’t let those profound days that split history into two parts ever become rote religion to you. Celebrate the holidays, as Passover or the days of Crucifixion and Resurrection, but don’t ever let them become simply well-loved holidays. They are holy days. They are the reason we can intimately know Him, worship Him, make Him known. They are the days our faith is founded on, our hope springs from, and our lives are reborn from. I’m telling you this, because I believe we have shifted into a new redemptive season. As we pressed through, with Betty Love’s help and together with others across the nation, we have obtained a new window of opportunity. We asked for righteousness to flood our nation for 70 days. I believe it is. During those days, we have seen the movie, Unplanned, released, It has fired up the Church to end abortion in the nation. It shocked the secular media who shut down most advertising for it. Millions went to see it anyway. God at work. We have seen a war in the legislation being presented in many states and in our halls of Congress. Extreme sides presented, as we realize that is what it is going to take to win. And, we must win! A new Justice Movement is rising—a holy, righteous movement, led by a united Church. We are going to take things like abortion, racial division, sexual confusion, immorality, trafficking, addiction, care for the poor, and many other things, out of the hands of those who don’t know God, and we’re going to solve them as the Church.

“If God is for us, who can be against us? Indeed, he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, freely give us all things? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us.” (Romans 8:31-34; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you were too busy over the last few days to do so, stop and meditate on the most important days for a Christian—the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
  • The work of the cross was for all men and women, not just the currently saved. Let the Lord show you the condition of the enslaved. Ask for His heart of compassion. Intercede for the lost.
  • Declare Romans 8:31-34. Realize that this is about the Church expanding Christ’s Kingdom on earth, not simply about personally overcoming sin.
  • Thank God for the movie, Unplanned. Declare that more movies like this will be released. This is Abby Johnson’s testimony, and it is changing lives. Pray that other Christians’ testimonies become public in the areas of abortion, human trafficking, racial reconciliation, etc.
  • Pray for answers to one of the issues mentioned above that is the most pressing in your community. Is it abortion, racial division, sexual confusion, immorality, trafficking, addiction, care for the poor, or something else? Intercede for the affected people group and for those working on this social problem. Command righteousness and the light and love of Jesus to permeate the environment where this situation is.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, what painful, marvelous, magnificent, days they must have been, when Jesus died for our sin and rose in victory! The earth shook and the veil of the Temple was rent in two, as outward signs that the work of Christ was done. History was being split in two. The darkness, depravity, hopelessness, and reliance on the Law would never be necessary again. Jesus had come. Jesus had done His work in the earth. Now, men could be reconciled to God. Oh, let that truth sink deep in us! It’s not just for us alone, though we are so grateful! Let us look up and all around and realize that those who are struggling in sin are trapped by Satan. They need this revelation! God, let Your love and righteousness flow through the Church and change everything! Give us grace and boldness to move with You in Your plan. If You are for us, who can be against us? Indeed, You did not spare Your own Son, but gave Jesus up for us all. Will You not also freely give us all things? Who will bring any charge against us, God’s elect? It is You who justifies. Who is the one who will condemn? Christ is the one who died (and more than that, he was raised), who is at the right hand of God, and who also is interceding for us. What have we to fear?! Fill us with Your righteousness and love. Give us the answers to abortion, racial division, sexual confusion, immorality, trafficking, addiction, care for the poor, and any other thing the enemy is doing that is keeping people from knowing Jesus. We have spent 70 days contending for righteousness in America, Jesus. Now, grace us to walk in it and change our nation. Amen.

Today’s decree:
Let God’s Justice Movement arise in America!


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