The Church Can Shift The Atmosphere – Part 1
We are living through an unprecedented time in the earth. As we moved into this new era of 5780, many prophetic voices were saying this. Some of the things the Lord was saying were that it would be an unusual time, and that we would see an unprecedented harvest of souls. I found myself wondering what was going to happen in this new era that would open people’s hearts to the Lord in such great measure. That’s an odd thing to think, but that’s what happens to me. Beside the ways the Lord was leading my messages and my intercession, people had sent me many dreams and visions about the Spring. One of them was the exact season we are in now—right as the cherry trees would be blossoming in Washington, D.C. Just to be clear, I did NOT see a pandemic, but I felt something was coming. We see in part and we understand in part.
Chuck Pierce saw a pestilence coming. On January 26th, he prophesied, “I saw a massive plague-like invasion would test us through Passover.” On February 28th, he prophesied, “I say to you that there are battles raging at the gate, but I say, ‘Let My sound arise and the battle at the gate will begin to turn.’ I say to nations and the remnant that’s in them, ‘I say, rise up and let My voice be heard. And, your nation will begin to shift.’ I say, ‘This is a time for shifting nations, shifting lands, shifting inheritances, and shifting people’s bloodlines.’ I say, ‘Rise up and the battle at the gate will shift!’”
So, here we are in the midst of something that is very threatening to a lot of people. Some are sick or are worried about sick loved ones. Some are concerned about themselves or family members becoming sick. Some are losing their jobs now, as government restrictions grow tighter, and public fear grows greater. Government officials and healthcare workers, restaurant workers, and airline baggage handlers have had positive test results. So, there is a lot of fear out there. The world needs hope. The world needs the anchor for their souls that only Jesus provides.
“Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:9-11; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Bless your household, extended family and neighbors with life, health, and peace. It doesn’t matter if they know the Lord or not. We are to bless and curse not.
- Intercede for the salvation of those in every home on your block. (We don’t know if they are or not saved. Best to pray that they know Him or come to know Him more in this crisis season.)
- Ask the Lord to meet every need those around you have for provision and health.
- Pray for the businesses in your community. Bless them and command a minimizing of loss. Remember that the business supports many individuals and families.
- Pray against a small business owner’s fear of loss. Poor business decisions are made in times of desperation.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we want to lift up individuals and businesses in America today. We want to cover them in prayer and ask for a shortening of this pestilence that has come upon our nation. We desire to see it stopped in our neighborhoods, cities, and regions. We, therefore, make these faith-filled declarations of holy scripture over individual, families, and businesses:
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace (Numbers 6:24-26; ESV). May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7; ESV). I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2; NKJV). Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6; ESV). And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12; ESV). Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household (Acts 16:31; NIV). Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that (you) may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10; ESV).” He also said, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:7-8; ESV). Jesus promised, “Do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they (Matthew 6:25-26; NASB)?” My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19; ESV).
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established (Proverbs 16:3; ESV). Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6; ESV). God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Know Him! Trust Him! He is saying to you, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11; NLT).” “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you (Jeremiah 29:12; NIV).” Do not rob or take advantage of anyone. Do not hold back the wages of someone you have hired, not even for one night (Leviticus 19:13: GNT). Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.(Psalm 112:5; NIV).
Jesus, we know You hear us when we pray with clean hands and a pure heart, so we ask these things in Your Name. Amen.
The Word of the Lord declared over the nation will shift what needs shifted, bringing hope and salvation!
President Trump – Coronavirus Healthcare Updates
“Today, I want to share with you exciting progress that the FDA is making with the private sector as we slash red tape like nobody has ever done it before. So we slashed red tape to develop vaccines and therapies as fast as it can possibly be done — long before anybody else was even thinking about doing this. And, as you know, earlier this week, we began the first clinical trial of a vaccine candidate for the virus, and that was launched in record time. As we race to develop a vaccine, we’re also pursuing antiviral therapies. The vaccine, by its nature, you have to have long tests because you have to make sure what goes into somebody’s body is not going to do destruction, do bad things. So you need long tests. And they’re doing great with the vaccines, but it’s still a long process. But the therapies are something we can move on much faster, potentially, and the treatments that will be able to reduce the severity or duration of the symptoms — to make people better. Essentially, we’re looking at things to make people better or, at the very earliest stages, they wouldn’t even know they had it. And that’s where I believe it’s going to work even the best.
“The FDA Commissioner — Stephen Hahn — he’s fantastic. And he has been working 24 hours a day. He’s worked like, probably as hard or harder than anybody in this — in the group, other than maybe Mike Pence or me. And what the FDA is doing is incredible. I’ve directed the FDA to eliminate outdated rules and bureaucracy so this work can proceed rapidly, quickly, and, I mean, fast. We have to remove every barrier. There are a lot of barriers that were unnecessary. Clinical trials are already underway for many new therapies and we’re working on scaling these to allow many more Americans to access different drugs that have shown really good promise. We’ve had some show really good promise. We will do so in a way that lets us continue to collect good data, to know which medicines are safe and which medicines are working the best. We have a couple that we’re — we’re in really good shape on. The FDA has also approved compassionate use for a significant number of patients. You know what that means. We’re also reviewing drugs that are approved abroad or drugs approved here for other uses.
“If treatments known to be safe in Europe, Japan, or other nations are effective against the virus, we’ll use that information to protect the health and safety of American people. Nothing will stand in our way as we pursue any avenue to find what best works against this horrible virus. Now, a drug called chloroquine — and some people would add to it ‘hydroxy-.’ Hydroxychloroquine. So chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. Now, this is a common malaria drug. It is also a drug used for strong arthritis. But it is known as a malaria drug, and it’s been around for a long time and it’s very powerful. But the nice part is, it’s been around for a long time, so we know that if it — if things don’t go as planned, it’s not going to kill anybody. It’s shown very encouraging — very, very encouraging early results. And we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately. And that’s where the FDA has been so great. They’ve gone through the approval process; it’s been approved. And they did it — they took it down from many, many months to immediate. So we’re going to be able to make that drug available by prescription or states.”(President Donald J. Trump)
“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Pray for those sick with the virus. Pray that there are a minimal number of fatalities.
- Intercede for the medical community for grace and stamina. Pray over their emotions and pray they have a supernatural tolerance against COVID-19.
- Say over your community, “COVID-19, you are not welcome here. The blood of Jesus is against you!”
- Pray that the FDA and other medical sources find quick solutions to help those with COVID-19. Use the President’s report above to guide your intercession.
- Take communion and remind yourself of the power of the blood of our Savior, Jesus.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I intercede for those sick with COVID-19. I pray You would heal them. This disease is insidious, because there is no way to know you have it for many days – even up to two weeks. You may ever know where you got it, so it’s hard for government health workers to know how to stop it. The medical community is on the front lines of the battle to bring healing and relief to those who are sick. Protect them, Lord. Grant them a special grace to be immune to this disease. We don’t want to lose those who have no choice but to be in the midst of it. Give them rest in the midst of the battle.
Stop the virus in its tracks! We say, “COVID-19, you are not welcome here. The blood of Jesus is against you!” Lord, help the government find quick, inexpensive solutions to treat this virus. Even then, we look to you, not to the government to be our Healer. This is one of the things You provided through Your death and resurrection, Jesus. Through Your blood we are made whole in every regard. By the stripes of Jesus, we are healed. We take communion and remind ourselves of that promise. We appropriate that victory to ourselves and our families in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Jesus dealt with sin, sickness, death on the cross. He is our Healer!
From the President – Praying for the Economy
“As you know, my administration is working every day to protect American people and the American economy from the virus. Wednesday, I signed into law a critical support for American workers, families, and small businesses. It was a big thing. We’re providing sick leave and family medical leave to those affected by the virus and more help is on the way as we speak.
“Our entire team, headed by Secretary Mnuchin, is on the Hill. We’re working with Democrats and Republicans and there’s a lot of goodwill going on. This was something that happened that just surprised the whole world. The whole world, almost, is inflicted with this horrible virus and it’s too bad. It’s too bad because we never had an economy as good as the economy we had just a few weeks ago. But we’ll be back and I actually think we’ll be back stronger than ever before because we learned a lot during this period of time.
“We’re working with Congress to provide major additional relief to the workers, small businesses, and the hardest-hit industries. We want to make sure that everybody is able to continue on so that when we recover, all of these companies and these great businesses — both very, very small and very, very large — are not going to be broken up and you’d have to put them back together. That would take a long time.
“When this is defeated — this hidden scourge is defeated — I think we’re going to go up very rapidly — our economy — and get back to where it was and beyond.”
“Now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.’ Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:26b-29; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Place your eyes firmly on Christ and do not look at the shaking. He is in control!
- Thank the Lord for a President and governing leaders who understand economic principles and can navigate the shaking economy.
- Ask God to give our leaders wisdom mixed with compassion for those who are losing jobs and other resources as a result of this global emergency.
- Intercede for continued legislation to help Americans weather this storm.
- Call for a quick turnaround and a V-shaped recovery—that the economy will rebound and head back up when this is over, as fast as it headed down.
- Pray for quick relief for the suffering.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, You are in control, even though it looks like things are shaking so hard that not much will be left. You are taking care of us. You are the one who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. You take care of the birds of the air and the You clothe the flowers of the field. We must just look around us. Increase our faith. We thank You for a President and governing leaders who understand economic principles and can navigate the shaking economy. Shake what needs to shake out. Shake out everything that is corrupt and unnecessary. Clean things up and reset them Your way. Have mercy on the people, Lord. Grant mercy and grace to those who have lost jobs and income. Get us through this quickly. We pray now that the economy will rebound as quickly as it is falling. We trust You for Your intervention in this matter and thank you for Your love and care for us in Jesus’ name. Amen.
We are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken!
A Global Shaking
“This global pandemic is a global opportunity. It is affecting the whole world. If we, as the Church, will arise and shine (Isaiah 60), we can see the greatest global harvest we have ever seen. This is what we have been praying for! When we don’t know what’s going on, we need to go to the Bible. The structures of nations are shaking and the Lord is desiring to reset the foundation of nations. God is on His throne. God uses all things. If we engage, we will see the supernatural work of God.
“We are going to build God’s foundations into the capital stones of every state and our nation. We are going to pray His Word and speak it out so that it will do what it was accomplished to do.
“Our leaders are making decisions every day, throughout the day. There is a necessity for our leaders to hear real solutions, not counterfeits. Intercessors need to agree with God in putting an end to the ‘old ways’ and every ‘solution’ that is not the right solution. We need to pull down strategies from heaven and pray our governing leaders hear them. We also need to pay attention to global alignments and resist through prayer any efforts put forth to globalize and reduce the sovereignty of nations.
“Our greatest weapon right now is the perfect love of God. Everyone is being touched by fear and fear is NOT from God. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out all fear. This is something we ALL can do. We can graft in a root of fear and a generation of fear by our reaction or we can lift up a generation to launch them into their destiny through love. We pray that out of this comes a GENERATION OF FAITH.’ (Jody Wood and Dave Kubal, IFA)
“The earth was rocked at the sound of his voice from the mountain, but now he has promised, ‘Once and for all I will not only shake the systems of the world, but also the unseen powers in the heavenly realm!’” (Hebrews 12:26; TPT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer (by, Jody Wood and Dave Kubal):
- Pray that God will shake the ungodly, occult structures in our nation and reset our foundations with God’s kingdom principles—that only what is unshakeable will stand.
- Agree with what God says about the economy, “Stand back and let me shake what needs to be shaken.”
- Pray Psalm 3 and Psalm 2:8—God’s inheritance is the nations. We need to legislate in the global community from the perspective of nations. The nations look to America and God’s grace has been upon us.
- Pray for President Trump to protect the sovereignty of our nation. We pray against a one-world order that would bring evil everywhere.
A prayer you can pray (by, Jody Wood and Dave Kubal):
God, You are holy and You are a devouring fire. Build altars of worship throughout this nation, dismantle the structures of occult in our families, communities, and nations. Release the shaking, so that the things that can be shaken will be removed. Let Your foundations be established. May that which needs to be shaken and that which needs to stand will stand. Without fear, we will agree with what You say, ‘Stand back and let me shake what needs to be shaken.’
Father, thank You that You will not let the market drop below what is unrecoverable. You have a bottom established that will not be crossed and You have a strategy. We pray that You will raise up investors and leaders who have Your heart and bring them to the forefront and raise up a mighty kingdom economic system that will bring glory to Your Name. We ask You, God, that America will not be known for wealth but for dependence on a great God. Bring down greed and the kingdom of Baal.
Father, You are the wisest counselor, You are seated in heavenly realms and You preside over the nations. We declare that the old ways are shaken and brought down. You are removing all those who are part of the old ways, and like Esther, You are putting in place everyone who is called for such a time as this.
God, release Your Church to release Your LOVE. May Your people speak words of faith and peace and hope. We pray for Your global Church, of all ages, that we can all be used in this historic, unprecedented time. May we be a lifeline to those in fear. We pray and declare that the Gospel will go viral, becoming an epidemic of global proportions of incredible numbers of salvations, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Church will not miss this age of opportunity!
1 Used by permission. Excerpted from a conference call held by Intercessors for America, featuring Jody Wood and Dave Kubal. Learn more about IFA here.
How Shall the Church Respond to This Crisis?
“It is a chaotic time in the nations. In the midst of the time we are in, many individuals have inquired as to what I am hearing from the Lord. I purposefully spent several days in intercession seeking Him before releasing some of what I feel He is speaking. In January, at our SPAN network annual meeting, He began to speak Psalm 91 and Joshua 1 very clearly to us as a group and made it evident these would be key scriptures in this year of 2020.
As this coronavirus has escalated in the nations, unleashing great fear, even panic, I have been engaged in a deep study of Psalm 91. I want to share with you the things I am personally hearing from the Lord.
Key points to focus in on:
- A time of reset – Draw near to Him in a place of abiding. Abiding is being vitally united to Him. As you draw close to Him, listen to His voice and not the voice of fear and chaos that so many media outlets are causing and promoting. He will speak areas that He is causing us to think differently in and even new ways to walk out our faith during this time.
- It is a time of reset in the nations of the world – in intercession, I feel as if prayer is being released across our nation and many nations of the world. It is stirring a hunger for the awakening and the harvest many of us have been prophesying and speaking of.
- Praise God for a President who will call a National Day of Prayer in the midst of the crisis and quote scripture from the Bible to encourage the nation. Continue to pray for our leaders in the midst of the daily decisions they are facing.
- He is our refuge. Spend time with Him and draw near that His glory will be your canopy and shield.
- Understand this is a spiritual battle and speak out the Lord’s truth and the promises from His Word during this time. Dabar is a Hebrew word to speak out, to proclaim, to publish and to subdue to overturn the deber schemes of the enemy.
- Pray Psalm 91 and other spiritual promises daily. Welcome the Holy Spirit to impart these truths to you and that they become alive and awakened in you.
- Do not walk in fear. Allow Him to touch your emotions as well as your thoughts.
- Be the voice of comfort, peace, and joy to this world.
- Don’t shrink back from:
- Reading His Word
- Fasting when He leads you to
- Taking Communion
In this time, continuing to maneuver in these scriptural and spiritual foundational truths is necessary.
As I continue to intercede, I know we will get through this season in the Body of Christ. This will pass. There are many in the Body of Christ who are pressing through in this time and season and each of you are those who He is using in this season. We were created to reach a hurting world and to be the example, a light, and those who bring healing in the midst of the chaos! (Rebecca Greenwood)
“You are light for the world. A city cannot be hidden when it is located on a hill. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket. Instead, everyone who lights a lamp puts it on a lamp stand. Then its light shines on everyone in the house. In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16; GWT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Read Psalm 91 and pray it in over your life as you do so.
- Pray Psalm 91 over your family.
- Pray Psalm 91 over your city, state, and the nation.
- Declare Matthew 5:14-16 over yourself.
- Declare Matthew 5:14-16 over the Church.
- Reading through Becca’s key points above, think about how you can incorporate them into your life right now.
- Seek Him over how He can use you in this season to be the one to bring His presence, comfort and healing.
A prayer you can pray:
[Today is one of those rare days where I am not providing a written prayer. I am asking you to walk through the prayer points and do as each one directs. Ceci and I bless you all with safety and rest!]
We are the light the world needs right now in order to see Jesus.
1 Article used with permission.
Learn more about Rebecca Greenwood and Christian Harvest International here.
The Healer is Here!
|“The Lord is rearranging our time and space, and we need to submit in this rearrangement. I am calling it a PAUSE… and we need to submit to it. This will help all of us to develop new mindsets, new ways of operation, and new thinking processes. I was recently asked by a reporter if the Coronavirus was signaling the end of world. The Lord does not want us to have a defeatist or fear mentality. Rather, He wants us to triumph! In this year of the voice, we must be capable of discerning whether the voices we are hearing are from the Lord’s direction or are coming from another source to create fear. For instance, I listened to the U.S. Surgeon General on the news this morning. I liked him and the way he was communicating. Do I think that the enemy can use this for great opportunity to change times and law? Yes. But remember, the Lord has a strong people in the earth realm. You are one of those! I pray and decree that during this Passover season we will fully pass over! God has put a PAUSE in place until He sees who is willing to cross over with Him through His blood at Passover.|
|“There are times when God stops us from moving and causes us to pause. Why? Because we need a HEALER! As I shared recently during our Breakthrough Revelation service, the current issue is not about a plague or the Coronavirus. Rather, it’s about God pausing us because we need a Healer and getting things in His order. The enemy will work until we pause to allow the Healer to work. I encourage you to hear this message–the Healer will reveal what you need and how to walk in this pause so the glory comes behind this mess and covers it. Times of distress are opportunities for miracles. Walk in faith, choose to praise God, and cry out for mercy! People are longing to hear good news. This is our time to pray that people turn and find the Healer in the midst of chaos.” (Chuck Pierce)|
“Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps. He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble.” (Habakkuk 3:2-6; NIV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer (by, Chuck Pierce):
- Find a shabbat in your life. The Lord requires a shabbat from us to break the cycle of life that we have been in. By Friday night, rest in some way so that you are restored. God requires a shabbat if we are going to walk in health and healing. Tell the Lord you want a revelation of entering His rest. Read Hebrews 4.
- Give an offering. The Lord honors and remembers when you give a portion of yourself to Him. We always want to give to someone more legitimate than ourselves. Ask Him where to give an offering.
- Take communion. We always want to remember the power of Yeshua’s broken body and shed blood. Thank Him for the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Receive Jesus as your Healer right now. Receive your healing! Intercede for the lost in your family.
- Fast one day this week. Hear the Lord on how and when to fast this week. Make it a time of intercession, not just a refraining from eating or some other activity.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord God, our Healer, we choose to come to You and submit ourselves to what You are doing in the earth in this hour. We must have the ability to hear Your voice, to see with Your eyes, and to discern what the Spirit is saying to the Church in this era. This is an interesting beginning to the new era. Things are definitely not the same. We acknowledge that You are calling for Your people to pause! You want us to stop and focus, watch and listen. You want us to allow You to heal us at a deeper level. Make us aware of any place in our hearts and minds where further healing is needed. You are making us a fearless people. Remove fear from the midst of us!
Bring us into a place of Hebrews 4 rest in You, Jesus. Bestow revelation of Shabbat on Your Church. Show us when and how to enter into a Shabbat rest with You in the next couple of days. It is critical to our healing and our hearing. Also, show us where to give an offering. This is a season of lack, so giving is critical to keep our hearts from fear of lack. Show us who has taught us, fed us, helped us, and let us bless them. We additionally choose to take communion daily for a season. We will honor Your sacrificed broken body and shed blood. Oh, Lord, how beautiful. How worthy You are of our worship over the communion elements. There is healing in that precious blood. We receive that healing. We intercede for those we know who have not yet come to know Your saving grace. Prepare the harvest! Now, let that body and blood sustain us. Show us how to fast. What do we need to lay aside, so we can increase our relationship with You right now? What should we remove to enhance our healing process? We worship You as Healer, Jesus. Amen.
The Healer is here!
Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.
A Message to the Praying Church – Conclusion
An encouraging dream was sent to me a few weeks back, which makes clear the significance of 2020:
Suddenly I was taken into a vision. In this vision, I saw you [Dutch Sheets] climbing a large, thick rope. You were wearing a “letterman” or “varsity” jacket, similar to those worn in the past by school athletes to identify them with the team for which they played. The “letter” on your jacket was “K”, and stood for/represented “Kingdom.”
The rope you were climbing was very long, and it had several knots tied in it. I noticed the knots were strategically placed for your climb, for it was at each of these knots where you would begin to look very tired and almost at the point of being unable to continue. At exactly those points, however, there would be one of the huge knots, giving you a place of rest and reprieve. You were able then to get a fresh grip on the rope and a “second wind” to continue the climb.
There were numbers on the knots, which represented years. One was 1978, another was 1985, then 1995…2004…2008…2010, 2016 and lastly 2019. I don’t know the exact significance of those specific years but I knew that at some point during each one, God had done something major and timely in or for you, strengthening and empowering you to continue the climb. [I, Dutch, know what each year represents.]
At the top of the rope was a large bell, which looked like the Liberty Bell. Written on it was “The United States of America” and “2020” was inscribed beneath those words.
Nearing the top of the rope you made a huge stretch and, with all the strength you had, reached for a string attached to the clapper of the bell. Just barely reaching it, you took the string with your fingertips and rang the bell. Though it seemed you barely rang it, the sound coming out of the bell was deafening! And I could see sound waves going out from it like ripples of water when a stone has been dropped into a lake.
At that point, it was as if I were “zoomed out” and my view widened, enabling me to see that the “sound waves” from the ringing bell were swiftly traveling all across America causing a “movement” in the land—not an earthquake, but a noticeable, tangible movement. I then heard a loud voice from heaven declaring: ”Now, I have gotten your attention! America, you have been SAVED by the bell!” That was the end of the vision.
When I awoke, I knew several things immediately regarding the vision: 1) The ringing of the bell was associated with prayer. 2) The phrase “saved by the bell” meant that something was stopped in just the nick of time. What COULD have happened and what was INTENDED by evil forces to happen, COULD NOT happen now because “the ringing of the bell” had stopped it. 3) I also understood that, although the bell was at the top of the rope, this wasn’t an ending! It was a transition into a “new era”! The climb got us here, the reach in prayer has caused movement, and now the movement will broaden. It is awakening!
Mature (“varsity”) intercessors have prevailed. Moving forward, the ekklesia’s finest hour will be seen. Satan’s carefully planned agenda will be stopped. The first ringing of the Liberty Bell in 1776 marked America’s birth; today’s “ringing” will mark our rebirth.
Listen for the sound; America shall be saved! Keep praying, Church!
“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Have you felt weary in the place of intercession? Find a Hebrews 4 resting place in Him. Your intercession won’t stop, but it will be better led by the Holy Spirit than by emotion.
- You can read about the Battle of Trenton in 1776 here. That battle took place in the year the Liberty Bell was designed. General George Washington’s army felt tired and defeated. But, with one last ounce of strength, they won this key battle and the quest for a free America continued. Gear up to PUSH in intercession in this season!
- Has the Lord increased your understanding of and skill at intercession over the last few years? Thank Him for that! He has been training us for such a time as this.
- Turn off the news and declare the purposes of God into this nation. Command the CoVid-19 virus to stop in its tracks. Declare the healing of the Lord over the sick. (Here is a source.) Intercede for the vulnerable populations near you. Check on the elderly (by phone or other safe means) and meet their needs.
- Declare, “May the world see Jesus through the Church! We were created for this hour.”
A Prayer You Can Pray:
God, You are God. You have a plan to get us through this chaotic and challenging season, just like You always have. The battle may be hard, but the victory is assured as we press into it in prayer! Our founders didn’t establish this nation easily. It was really difficult. There were certainly times when they thought they were done. They thought they might have to just give up. But, then, there came help from heaven in response to their humble intercession! You came through with angelic assistance and battles were won! Ground was taken! Hope was restored! There was enough hope to go forward another season.
That’s where we are right now. Things are strange and different, but we are filled with faith. We will press in and reach for the next victory. You give us the faith to overcome. You give us the angelic assistance to win the round. The enemy doesn’t get to write the story of our nation’s future. You do! We will partner together with You, and pray and act, until we see Jesus manifest! May the world see You, Jesus, through the Church! We were created for this hour. Amen.
The Ekklesia will not stop praying! America shall be saved!
A Message to the Praying Church – Part 1
I have often encouraged believers to judge what God is doing in America, not by what they see or hear naturally, but by discerning spiritually. Elijah “saw” and “heard” drought-breaking rain—the sign of God’s favor returning to Israel—before there was even a cloud in the sky (see 1 Kings 18:41). Likewise, in today’s America, the moral depravity and staggering departure from God and our Christian roots can easily mask, to the undiscerning, what He is doing. Be assured, however, America’s turnaround is in full swing!
A huge and surprising sign was given to us three years ago when God began using one of the most unlikely men in America to trumpet two political messages: “Drain the Swamp” and “Make America Great Again.” I would have chosen an individual with a great moral background, sound theology, a worshipping heart, and deep humility. God chose Donald J. Trump and it has been oh-so-refreshing to watch him buck the system and expose the evil agendas of Washington, D.C. The far left, the deep state, and yes, the kingdom of darkness all hate him.
Why was Trump’s election so angering to them? There has been a satanically-inspired and successful effort for 60-70 years—through government, media, education and entertainment—to reshape America, turning us from our Christian roots and God-given destiny. Yahweh’s purpose for America is to be the leading voice of the gospel around the world. (This, probably unbeknownst to POTUS, is America’s true greatness, not our wealth.) Trump’s win interrupted satan’s momentum and is now reversing this demonic reshaping; his policies will continue to do so. POTUS’ Federal Judges and Supreme Court appointments alone (with more coming), have been an immeasurable setback to the left’s agenda. Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, recently said of Trump: “We can withstand one term. But the destruction he would do to the courts in our country [if he is given 4 more years]…he must be defeated!” She and her far left allies were nearly rabid with anger and hatred at the 2020 State of the Union address; and their farcical impeachment trial was pathetic enough to be laughable. They know their agenda is being thwarted and they are furious.
God’s divine reversal isn’t finished, however. The exposing of evil will continue, as will the turnaround. This year, 2020, is the hinge year. The door into America’s great revival and resurrection will swing fully open this year—if we, the praying Church, persist. And we will.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Are you seeing and hearing with spiritual discernment what the Lord is doing in this land?
- Intercede for the spiritually lost. Many are feeling “lost” right now. They don’t know where to go or what to do and they are fearful.
- Call for the full exposing of evil in high places in government, media, education, and entertainment. Crises can lay bare motives, thoughts, and intents of the heart.
- Intercede for President Trump, his Cabinet members, and the Coronavirus Task Force as they continue to develop the right strategy for America to get through this season. Keep panic out, but wisdom, prudence, and carefulness.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, I want to see and hear You more clearly in these unusual days. I want to know what is going on from Your vantage point. I want to know how to reply from Your heart and plan. We must know You and make You known in the earth right now. It can be the Church’s finest hour, if we stay in Your Word, look with Your eyes, and respond with Your heart. I see much fear in those with no anchor in You. Those trying to navigate the situation are naturally fearful. Who wouldn’t be?! The Church is called to be Your antidote, calm in the storm, others-focussed, instead of self-concerning. Grant me a supernatural grace to show Jesus to my family and neighbors.
There is still a lot of fear-generating news swirling around. Media and other influencers are trying to make us distrust the government leaders who are trying to help us as fast as they can. Some plans take time. Some things cannot be instituted overnight. Send Your angels to help with logistics, Lord. Download wise strategies to those in positions to make them happen. We command Leviathan to cease its twisting and turning of truth that makes the President’s plans seem like a lose-lose to the citizens. We cut off those irresponsible tactics. They are trying to hurt the President and his teams, but they are hurting the people, instead! Let wisdom, truth, peace, grace and compassion—all characteristics of Christ—win the day! Let people look for and find Jesus in mass numbers—a Great Awakening! Amen.
Awakening will come fully this year in America if we persist in prayer and action!
Jesus Is Our Peace
We often pray for Jesus to give us peace. We lay hands on the traumatized and ask the Lord to bestow His peace on the afflicted one in place of the anxiety they are experiencing. But we need to look at what the Bible actually says about peace.
In John 14:27, Jesus promised us that He would give us His peace. In Ephesians 2:14, the Bible tells us that Jesus is our peace. Isaiah 9:6 lists many names for Jesus and one of them is “Prince of Peace”. When we put that all together, we see that Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He is actual, tangible peace. He wants to be that peace which reigns in us as we entrust our lives to His loving care.
The stuff of earth will never be able to take His place as Peace in the midst of the storms we face. He is unshakeable! Relationships can’t be stable enough. Health won’t give it to us. Financial stability won’t provide it. It can only come from Jesus, our Rock and our Redeemer, our Fortress and our Friend. Only Jesus can be our peace. We must know Jesus. Then we can say, “On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand.” We must have Jesus. Invite Him to be Your Peace today. Now, go introduce Him to those who are fearful around you.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Worship Jesus, the Prince of Peace.
- Cast all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.
- Intercede for those you know who are fearful, especially in light of current events.
- Say over the nation, “Jesus come and BE Prince of Peace over America! We say, ‘You did not come to simply give us peace. We declare You are our Peace.’”
- Find someone to minister the love and peace of Christ to today.
A prayer you can pray:
Jesus, Prince of Peace, come and be my peace today! You are a peace-filled safe haven of love. You are a solid, immovable, unchanging Rock. You are my fortress and strong tower of safety. I can trust You! You have saved me from all the plans the devil had to destroy me. You are my Healer and Provider. You are worthy of all of my worship. Knowing You, how can I ever be afraid? Fear is the exact opposite of Who You are. I ask You for a divine exchange of all of my worry and anxiety for Your nature of Peace.
I pray the same for those I know who are fearful today. I intercede for a nation in panic, looking for answers. You are the only answer to crisis and stability, Jesus. Come and BE Prince of Peace over America! I say, “You did not come to simply give us peace.” I declare, “You are our Peace!” Amen.
Jesus is our peace!
President Trump Addresses CoVid19 to the Nation
“From the beginning of time, nations and people have faced unforeseen challenges, including large-scale and very dangerous health threats. This is the way it always was and always will be. It only matters how you respond, and we are responding with great speed and professionalism.
“We are cutting massive amounts of red tape to make antiviral therapies available in record time. These treatments will significantly reduce the impact and reach of the virus.
“Additionally, last week, I signed into law an $8.3 billion funding bill to help CDC and other government agencies fight the virus and support vaccines, treatments, and distribution of medical supplies. Testing and testing capabilities are expanding rapidly, day by day. We are moving very quickly.
“The vast majority of Americans: The risk is very, very low. Young and healthy people can expect to recover fully and quickly if they should get the virus. The highest risk is for elderly population with underlying health conditions.
“My administration is coordinating directly with communities with the largest outbreaks, and we have issued guidance on school closures, social distancing, and reducing large gatherings. Smart action today will prevent the spread of the virus tomorrow.
“For all Americans, it is essential that everyone take extra precautions and practice good hygiene. Each of us has a role to play in defeating this virus. Wash your hands, clean often-used surfaces, cover your face and mouth if you sneeze or cough, and most of all, if you are sick or not feeling well, stay home.
“To ensure that working Americans impacted by the virus can stay home without fear of financial hardship, I will soon be taking emergency action to provide financial relief. This will be targeted for workers who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others due to coronavirus. We are not in a financial crisis, this is just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome together as a nation and as a world.
“We are at a critical time in the fight against the virus. We made a life-saving move with early action on China. Now we must take the same action with Europe. We will not delay. I will never hesitate to take any necessary steps to protect the lives, health, and safety of the American people. I will always put the well-being of America first.
“If we are vigilant, we will significantly impede the transmission of the virus. The virus will not have a chance against us. As history has proven time and time again, Americans always rise to the challenge and overcome adversity.
“Our future remains brighter than anyone can imagine. Acting with compassion and love, we will heal the sick, care for those in need, help our fellow citizens, and emerge from this challenge stronger and more unified than ever before.
“God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you.” (President Donald J. Trump)
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” (Proverbs 29:2; NKJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Declare, “CoVid19 must stop in its tracks!”
- Ask the Lord to quickly and miraculously heal those that have CoVid19. Click here to pray for some of them by name.
- Intercede for President Trump, Vice President Pence, members of the CoVid19 Task Force, members of Congress, and other national, state and local government leaders, as they consider the best ways to help the nation right now.
- Thank God for the resources this nation has at its disposal, as well as the speed at which the nation is responding at all levels and across all sectors.
- Pray that Americans stop panicking, replacing the panic with practical self-care.
- Say, “We will heal the sick, care for those in need, help our neighbors, and emerge from this challenge in awakening and revival!”
A prayer you can pray:
God, we, Your Church, declare in the authority You have bestowed on us, “CoVid19 must stop in its tracks!” Too many are now afflicted in the U.S. We are boldly interceding for a sudden stop to the advancement of this virus. We also ask for the quick and miraculous healing of those already afflicted with it. We will pray for them by name as we become aware of them.
We thank You again for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. To see V.P. Pence begin the CoVid19 Task Force meeting in prayer was encouraging. He is a righteous man leading a government task force by seeking You first. That is the way to get solutions! We know that a nation that calls on the Lord will be saved! Let the healing come and let the harvest come in! You have so richly blessed America, Lord, and it is time for those blessings and riches to go to work. Let them be used to help those who may suffer from the economic fallout of this national trial. Let our governing entities be good stewards of the finances we have, and bring forth good solutions. Bring the solutions quickly. Let the funds be deployed rapidly. Let this bring comfort and quell some of the panic that’s occurring. Bring a peace that focuses on practical care, instead of panic buying and selling.
And, let Your Church arise as beautiful carriers of Your peace in the midst of the chaos. We will heal the sick, care for those in need, help our neighbors, and emerge from this challenge in awakening and revival! Bless us, Jesus. Amen.
Praying and acting with compassion and love, our nation will see the sick healed and CoVid19 stopped!
Read President Trump’s entire address to the American people here.