Jan 2020

National March for Life 2020

It is because of situations like these that we will march for life today:

“Planned Parenthood just set a disturbing record. It’s infuriating.

“The abortion giant’s latest report shows that it committed more abortions in a single year than ever before – 345,672. In fact, Planned Parenthood’s abortions reached record highs at the same time the abortion rate nationwide hit record lows.

“That’s nearly 950 babies killed each day. Nearly 40 lives an hour, every hour, all year.

“It’s sickening. And at the same time, Planned Parenthood set another record; this one is for the amount of your tax dollars it took – $616.8 million last year alone.

“On top of that, a California jury has awarded Planned Parenthood millions more from pro-life advocates for exposing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.” (Jordan Sekulow, ACLJ)

“Let your light shine in front of men. Then they will see the good things you do and will honor your Father Who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16; NLV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord over the Life that He has given you and your family.
  • If you have had an abortion, receive the sweetness of His forgiveness and let His love and life flow through you.
  • If you fathered a child, have been a panicked parent, or other supporting person, who has participated in an abortion decision, receive the love and forgiveness of the Lord before you pray.
  • Pray for the salvation of the doctors and staffs of abortion clinics.
  • Declare, “Lord, let Your love and forgiveness consume those who who have participated in the abortion process in any way. May Jesus be introduced to even the hardest hearted.”
  • Pray Lou Engle’s 22-word prayer, “Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America.” 
  • Intercede for organizations, like the March for Life and the ACLJ, who are leading the fight to end abortion in America.

A prayer you can pray:

God, I worship You, for You alone are the Giver of Life. You create the beating heart and form life in the mother’s womb. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am made in Your image. I am deeply loved by You and I am thankful to know that. To You be all the glory for humanity’s creation. 

My heart is breaking at the statistics on abortion in America. Even though abortion is declining overall, Planned Parenthood is still strongly promoting this heinous action. Tax dollars are still funding this horrific practice. People’s minds are changing a bit, but more hearts must change. Only when there is full revival and souls saved will enough hearts change to end abortion in America. I join the penitent ones today, repenting and interceding for my nation. Let those who have had abortions not hide in guit and shame, but bring their sin into Your saving, healing light. Let those who fathered those women’s children, who abandoned them, or drove them to the abortionist, find You and repent. May parents, relatives, pastors, and educators repent for their part in any abortion. Every life taken keeps organizations like Planned Parenthood functioning.  Lord, let Your love and forgiveness consume those who who have participated in the abortion process in any way. May Jesus be introduced to even the hardest hearted. Bless and provide support for the organizations working to end abortion in this country. 

Jesus, I plead your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion and send revival to America. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will pray and we will protest abortion publicly and consistently until abortion is eradicated from America. 

1 Learn more about Jordan Sekulow and the America Center for Law and Justice here.

Jan 2020

Tomorrow is the National March for Life

God is the Giver of all Life. He created man in His image, male and female. He loves people! He creates individuals in their mothers’ wombs with such individuality. He knows the plans and purpose He has for each one. He decides who has red hair, or blonde, or black. Everything He does in the world is for us. He loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, not into the world to condemn the world, but to convict us of sin and mercifully save us long before we ever existed. He always goes to tremendous efforts to save the one lost soul. He always has His eye on us. If thinking about all of that doesn’t cause us to just want to worship Him, I’m not sure what will.

Every child being formed in its mother’s womb should be assured of safety and security. How heinous we consider acts of war where children have been torn from their mothers’ wombs. Why then would we turn around and decide it is legal if its own mother chooses it? Is this not a war of a different type? Is this not a spiritual war? Is this not still worth an outcry? We must cry out!

Thankfully, the Lord has provided salvation and forgiveness for all sin, even this. Thankfully, He never leaves us in our sin. Tomorrow is the National March for Life. This year’s theme is “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman”. Millions of men, women, and children will take to the streets and openly worship God, while they intercede for the ending of abortion in America. This nation must no longer tolerate the taking of innocent life from the womb. Abortion must end in America.

“You formed my innermost being, shaping my delicate inside and my intricate outside, and wove them all together in my mother’s womb. I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it!” (Psalm 139:13-14; TPT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Click here to go to the National March for Life website and read about the activities coming up tomorrow.
  • Thank God for His great love.
  • Thank Him for how perfectly He has formed each person. Pray for the innocent unborn being formed in their mothers’ wombs. Pray for their safety and security, health and wholeness. 
  • Intercede for the ending of abortion in America. Use passionate words and strong decrees against this demonic enemy of humanity.
  • It’s not too late to join a march in your area. Find them here.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, tomorrow is the National March for Life. In our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and across the nation in many other cities, men and women will march to end abortion in America. Year after year, we have marched our cities’ streets. Year after year, we have cried out together for the ending of aboriton. Lord, let this be the year our prayers fill the bowls and our interession is answered. 

You have perfectly created each and every person. Each of us is unique and deeply loved by You. How beautifully and carefully You form us in the wombs of our mothers. We pray for the protection of every little life being formed in wombs now. Let the womb be a safe place for each developing life. We pray for a Great Awakening to sweep the land, drawing men and women into Your loving arms. Save the mothers and save the babies they carry, Lord. Only born-again minds can comprehend Your perfect plan. Only the saved heart can know how deep forgiveness can go. Only revelation of Your love can drive all fear of the future out and replace it with trust. Oh, Jesus, save and deliver, and end abortion in America! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Abortion must end in America!

Jan 2020

Impeachment Trial

The trial to impeach President Donald J. Trump began yesterday with much drama and political division. After shutting Republicans almost completely out of the impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House, Democrats are now strongly advocating to control the process in the Senate. Here are some facts:

  • House Democrats want additional evidence and witnesses heard during the Senate trial. However, that is not how the process is supposed to work. Acting as a Grand Jury of sorts, the House was to gather all evidence and present it to the Senate, who is supposed to listen to evidence and arguments supporting the Articles and vote. House leadership prevented President Trump and his team from presenting any evidence or witnesses in his defense prior to the impeachment vote in the House. How is that just? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has allowed evidence gathered to be presented and nothing more. Democrats are taking issue with that.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a quick trial where the evidence the Articles of Impeachment were based on is presented, then a vote taken. He wants to follow the trial outline from the impeachment trial of President Clinton. He described the rules as to, “put fairness, evenhandedness and historical precedent ahead of partisan passions.”After significant pushback by the Democrats and some Republicans, he has given both sides 24 hours to make their case over 3 days.

Regardless of how the rules are finally established, this will turn out to be one of the most politically vicious processes we have ever seen. Make no mistake, this is a battle for the soul of America, not just a trial to impeach a U.S. president. Ekklesia, your prayers are needed. This is a shift point in our nation’s history.

“When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.” (Proverbs 21:15; ESV)

“The first to speak in court sounds right— until the cross-examination begins.” (Proverbs 18:17; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Consider Matthew 7:3-5 (TLV) in light of the impeachment process to date, “Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the beam in your own eye? Or how will you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and look, the beam is in your own eye? Hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
  • Sit and consider the full weight of the impeachment of a president of the United States of America. Consider how other nations view it. Consider how our nation’s enemies view it. Let the soberness hit you.
  • Decree adequate, skillful, and just defense for President Trump. Pray that truth would be exposed, no matter what. There can’t be any questions at the end of this trial.
  • Declare, “The first to speak in court sounds right— until the cross-examination begins.”
  • Pray for justice to correct history in the end.
  • Pray every day throughout the trials until we have a clear and unquestionable verdict when this is over.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, people have a tendency to cover up or minimize their own sin, while enlarging and magnifying others’. When we have made an enemy of someone, or we just really don’t like them, we can really see them through a dark lens. We also try to make everyone else see them that way, as well. You always see from a position of justice. You look on the heart and You test the motives, even though You know the facts. The left has developed a strong narrative over the last 3 years. They have done everything they can to make that narrative be true. When one thing didn’t work, they tried something else. Now, we are at the point of impeachment of our duly elected U.S. president.

So, Lord, now we ask that President Donald J. Trump will be adequately defended. We pray for his legal team to be given equal time and bring forth truth. If the cross-examination and facts they bring show that the president is truly guilty, then so be it. But if an underlying motive is discovered and unfairness is uncovered, then let the record forever stand. Reverse the effect of the red-letters “Impeachment” over President Trump and let him be fully exonerated, if that is indeed the case. Let his accusers face the right penalty for their actions if they have been false accusers. We ask for justice for this man and for this nation. True justice, and we will not be afraid of the consequences. Thank You, Jesus, for bringing truth to this country. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Let justice be done in the impeachment trials in such a manner that the righteous rejoice and the wicked are undone!

Jan 2020

Impeachment Trial Begins

As you read today’s devotional, remember, as the Ekklesia, we can control the atmosphere and decree the way forward for our president and our nation. We must decree the things God wants and believe that His will for America in this hour will come to pass.

Last Thursday, the U. S. House of Representatives sent 2 Articles of Impeachment to the Senate for trial. Chief Justice John Roberts, who will preside over the trial, was sworn in, as were all of the U. S. Senators. They will serve as the jury in the trials. 

President Trump is being accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals and blocking the House from further investigating the scandal. The vote in the House was telling. It was solidly a partisan vote. 100% of Republicans voted against the Articles. They were joined by a few Democrats. The rest of the Democrats voted for the Articles, giving them the votes needed to pass them. 

Today, they will pick up the trial in earnest, beginning with a vote on the rules that will govern the trial. That is likely to be contentious between the two major parties, especially where it comes to the calling of witnesses and the timing of the vote on the impeachment articles. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi , and other prominent Democrats in the House have been trying hard to control the process in the Senate. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is having none of it. He has outlined a firm boundary between the duties of the House to investigate, and the duties of the Senate to try the matter.

The House managers, or prosecutors, will be House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) and Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas). 

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • This is a somber day. Consider fasting and praying.
  • Decree over the proceedings today, “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24; ESV)
  • Pray that President Trump will seek the Lord for His wisdom, His teaching in righteousness, and that he may walk in God’s truth. (Psalm 86:11). Pray that he will come to know the rest of God and let God fight his battles. (Exodus 14:14)
  • Declare Isaiah 54:17 above over President Trump.
  • Proclaim over every Senator and person involved in the process today: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8; NASB)

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we humble ourselves before Your great and mighty Name today. We come to You in the name of Jesus. We are grieving over the state of our nation’s government. Never have we seen such animosity and division. There is so much hatred, and from that hatred there is a determination from some to remove President Trump from office whatever it takes. We honor the U. S. Constitution and ask that the Constitution will be followed and justice will be sought. Let the fear of the Lord fall in that Senate Chamber. Fall on each one present and let even the hardest of hearts understand the weight of these circumstances and of this moment in history. Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

This is not a time for jesting and laughing at a duly elected President’s expense. The nation is watching and the nation will act next November according to what they see and perceive. We pray that You would also guard the president’s words and actions, not just his opposition’s. May President Trump come to know You better in this moment. May he learn to trust in You completely, letting You fight his battles for him. He must find a way to walk in self-control, trusting You and the advisers You have given him, so that You may say over him, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me.” We proclaim Your Word over every Senator and House Manager, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” We declare these things in accordance with Your Word, Jesus, precious Word of God, amen.

Today’s decree:

Let the fear of the Lord be upon the impeachment trial for President Donald J. Trump.

Jan 2020

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Israel

“On my first plane ride to Israel, I gained God’s heart for that nation. I was flying to another city for a prayer meeting and sat next to an African American young lady who was flying to the same city but for a different purpose. She was going to be a bridesmaid in a wedding. As we began to talk, I sensed this was more than a chance encounter when she told me that her first name was Zion, and that her last name was Redie, pronounced ‘Ready.’ Her name was Zion Redie and she was flying to a wedding. Long story short, since then, I’ve been praying the scriptures from Isaiah 62:1-2, ‘For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet, until her righteousness goes forth like brightness, and her salvation like a torch that is burning. And the nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory.’ The passage later says, ‘And her land shall be called married….’

“Remembering this brought a renewed zeal in my heart to pray for Israel and for the Jewish people. During my trip to Israel, I learned that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other Christian African American leaders in the Civil Rights Movement enjoyed a love for Israel and had a great relationship with the Jewish community. There are reports that Dr. King actually visited Israel shortly before his assassination and was planning to bring 5,000 clergy from America for a speech on the Mount of Olives. 

“Many don’t realize it, but there was a time, between 1954 and 1964, when the connection between the Jewish and African American communities was very close. Many called that season ‘The Golden Age’ of unity between our communities. For example, many Jewish scholars and rabbis were educators in historically black colleges and universities. Some even taught for free because they recognized our shared narrative of overcoming slavery and oppression. Jewish rabbis also put their compassion into action and marched with Dr. King during the Civil Rights Movement.  Famous Orthodox rabbi Abraham Heschel was one of those rabbis and said that as he marched with Dr. King, ‘It was as if my legs were praying.’” (William Ford, III)

“And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you,

And make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing;

And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse.

And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Gen. 12:2-3; NASB

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for the nation of Israel. 
  • Bless the Jews with peace and prosperity.
  • Talk to the Lord about the revelation Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Ford, III, received for the African American community by watching His covenant relationship with Israel.
  • Intercede for the Jewish people worldwide. Ask God to reveal Jesus to them. He is the Messiah they long for.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, Israel is the apple of Your eye. Thank You for those like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Will Ford III, who have been leaders in reminding us of the covenant commitment You have with Israel and the land they are on. The fact that these men are African American is significant, as the people group they have come from has experienced some of the same things the Israelites have experienced. They have experienced a long season of slavery, yet kept their faith in You. They have been persecuted in foreign lands they were exiled to, yet they looked to You for comfort in the midst of their longing for their homeland. You sustained them. 

Israel is a sign and a wonder. They are to be honored, as they show what it looks like when You make a promise. We can see that we can trust You when You make a promise. You are going to keep it. The way we act toward You may delay things, but it won’t stop You from fulfilling what You said. Dr. King knew that. He knew that Your “marriage” to Israel was the example needed in the Civil Rights Movement to see his own people set fully free. He knew they could not overcome without the hand of God involved, so he wanted his people to go to Israel, to link arms with the Jews, and to remember together the greatness of our God. The Jewish community responded and encouraged them, likewise. Is this not the Kingdom? Let our prayers rise before You for Christians and Jews of every color. Let Zion be made ready for the coming of the Bridegroom. Save and deliver, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

May America always love Israel just as the Lord does!

Learn more about William Ford, III here.

Jan 2020

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

“On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22nd as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States now take a Sunday in January near this date to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage.”1 

Today we celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in America. President Reagan had this to say when he instituted this commemorative day:

“Reverence for human life and recognition of the sanctity of individual life are among the defining characteristics of a just civil order. The United States of America was founded by visionary people who believed, and said forthrightly, that the test of any just political system lay in whether it affirmed the unalienable rights endowed by God, rights that no civil authority was ever free to deny or contravene. In this context, it is no wonder then that the first right proclaimed by our Founders in the Declaration of Independence was that of life, and that the care of human life and happiness. 

“Today our Nation, economically prosperous and at peace, bears a fresh, dark wound upon its conscience, a wound created by a stark deviation from the course of our national journey. Contrary to the purpose of law, to the character of medicine, to the habit of charity, and to the spirit of our founding, abortion has become routinized in America. No one can mistake abortion for the gentle art of healing. Each day in our land the promise of life is stolen from thousands of the unborn, the first flower of their unique existence crushed forever. But, as many philosophers have pointed out, the effects of such acts of violence are just as profound on those who perform them as on those who undergo them.

“We are a people who thirst after justice and will give our all to achieve it and defend it. Most particularly, we are a people who will not settle for a national policy that each year condemns 1.5 million [in 2020 it is more than 61 million] unborn children to an early death and consigns their mothers to exploitation and emptiness. We must and we will answer abortion with loving alternatives like adoption, and we will ensure that our laws preserve and protect the innocent unborn from destruction. Let us gather in homes and places of worship during this sixth annual observance of National Sanctity of Human Life Day to offer reparation for the appalling tragedy of abortion and to rededicate ourselves to works of charity and justice in behalf of America’s unborn children and their mothers.” (President Ronald Reagan, January 9, 1989) 2

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20a; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord that you live in a country with roots that honor life.
  • Ask the Lord to forgive this nation for opening the door to abortion enmasse through the Supreme Court decision, “Roe v. Wade”, in 1973.
  • Decide to be an abolitionist for the unborn in some way. It might be through intercession or through volunteer work at a local life center. You might provide diapers or other baby goods, or give financial gifts to life-giving organizations. You might provide support in some other way. 
  • Here is a good list to help you. Intercede for some of the organizations on the front lines of the fight for life and the ending of abortion in America. 
  • Pastors, if you are seeing this before church today, lead your congregation in a time of intercession for the ending of abortion in America during your services today.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for moving on the hearts of our founding fathers to establish our nation on principles that honor You. We have veered off the track a bit, and our decision to not honor life is one of those areas. We opened the door to sin and iniquity both in this nation and in others of the world. Forgive us, Father because we did not understand what we were doing. We want the door to abortion closed. We say, “We choose Life for the United States of America. We choose Life and that abundantly for all!” Our unborn are as important as our most vibrant millennial. They are our future and the hope of our nation. In them are portions of the nation You plan to build us into. How can we just cut them off with no remorse? God, forgive us and heal our land. 

I want to be one that works to end abortion in my generation. I am an abortion abolitionist. I will pray and act to end abortion. I will cry out for justice before You and show compassion to those in conflict over it, gently leading them to truth and to You, Jesus. Show me what my part is. I will pray. Should I write letters to my legislators? Should I provide goods and donations to the pregnancy center in my city? What else would You have me do, Lord? Lead me in Your way and guide me, so this travesty can end quickly in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are a people who thirst after justice and will give our all to end abortion in this nation!

1 Learn more about the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday here.

2 Read the entire Proclamation 5931 – National Sanctity of Human Life Say, 1989 here.

Jan 2020

Tomorrow is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Tomorrow is the third Sunday in January, celebrated in many churches in America as the “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday”. Life Matters Worldwide provides many resources for Churches to assist us in setting tomorrow aside as a holy day of intercession for the ending of abortion in America.

God is a God who created life. He sustains life. He provides eternal life through the former work of His Son on the cross and in the power of His resurrection. His Holy Spirit today continues to draw people to Jesus, convicting them of sin. As we receive Christ, we enter that eternal life with Him. But, there is a devil, the arch-enemy of Jesus, who seeks to do all that he can to steal, kill and destroy lives so precious to God. Abortion is the number one killer of humanity worldwide. Why are we allowing this to continue?!

There is a way out. There is hope. There is a Savior! Jesus came that we might have life and that abundantly, from the womb until we take our final earthly breath. There are always answers, once we get past the fear Satan causes when we sin against God. There is adoption. There is support. There are kind people in churches across the country that aren’t filled with judgement, but compassion, because we remember that we have been sinners, also. Rise up, Church, and decide to be one who lovingly provides answers. There is so much we can do. Let the Church be the place these young moms, dads, and family members can find hope and a future. Christ will give us the grace to help in time of need when we ask Him. 

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Cry out for the unborn! Worldwide, we have now killed more than 61 million babies in the womb.
  • Pray for women today who are finding themselves pregnant and terrified of the consequences of their sin. Pray they find their way to those with God-answers.
  • Intercede for women whose hearts have been hardened and have become convinced that abortion is a normal part of women’s healthcare. Soften those hearts through intercession.
  • Ask the Lord to deliver our country from this heinous crime against humanity.
  • Go here and find materials to help your church pray tomorrow.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, our Lord, we cry out for the lives conceived in sin and hopelessness today. We have witnessed the killing of more than 61 million little, newly formed lives. How can we tolerate babies being ripped from the safety and security of their mothers wombs? What kind of society tolerates that? How is it that we are not protecting our most vulnerable with everything we have at our disposal. We are the richest nation on earth. We have money, time, creativity and rule of law. We have no excuse! Give America freedom from abortion. Set us free from this sin and death, Jesus. Change our hearts and change our laws. Give us lawmakers and judges that will choose and honor life. 

Where there is fear in a woman and a man, a mom and a dad, and family members, intervene! Lead them to those filled with love and compassion. Lead them to those who know where answers can be found. Lead them to the cross and salvation through Jesus, most of all. Soften hard hearts. Penetrate minds that have been taught things against Your ways. Forgive the looking to earthly reputations and financial situations, instead of to Jesus, the Savior, Lover of our souls, and Provider of all things. You are God of the Breakthrough and the way maker. You are the Hope Giver. Jesus. Make us ready for powerful times of intercession for life tomorrow in our churches. Anoint our united cries and prayers for breakthrough. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will end abortion in America in our generation!

Jan 2020

Words With an Assignment

I love Isaiah 55:11, “So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” (NASB

The Message translation says, “My words will accomplish the assignment I gave them.” When He speaks something into the Earth, He says, “My words have assignments on them. They will accomplish what I have assigned them to do.” You need to be diligent over the next 4 months. There should not be a day that goes by that you are not decreeing something into the atmosphere over this nation. No word spoken by God through you will return to Him without having accomplished something in the earth.

Jesus didn’t just think, “Peace, be still,” to the storm. He didn’t just tell his frightened disciples, “The storm is going to be peaceful and still now.” He declared it, addressing the storm, because He knew spoken words have power. He didn’t say it because storms have ears and can hear. He said it because the power in Him needed to get out of His mouth! He said to the fig tree, “No one will ever eat from you again.” He said, “Lazarus come forth!” And, the assignment those words had accomplished what He said.

“So it is when I declare something. My word will go out and not return to Me empty, but it will do what I wanted; it will accomplish what I determined.” (Isaiah 55:11; VOICE)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • When you drive through your neighborhood, you need to be saying, “The Glory of God’s coming to my neighborhood!”
  • When you are out and about in your city, you need to be saying, “God’s about to pour out extraordinary miracles that are going to awaken my city and state and region and a nation.”
  • The way we are going to accomplish His Will is to let Him fill our mouths with His Words. Say, “Lord, help me open my mouth and decree what You are telling me to decree.”
  • Decree anything else He lays on your heart. Let His words on assignment flow through your mouth.

A prayer you can pray:

God, thank You for showing us that You speak through Your people. You don’t just speak things out of heaven today. You speak through Your people. This is the sword you talk about in Ephesians 6. It is Your Word spoken by us! Your Word is not a sword against the enemy until we say it. Thinking it doesn’t do anything to the devil. Help us get our mouths open and speaking out Your words, Lord! Put those words on assignment in our mouths, so we can get them out there creating Your purposes wherever You have destined them to go. Our minds will change as we speak Your words. Our families will change. Our cities will change. Our nation will change. It won’t be because we have faith. It will happen because that faith causes us to release words You have given us to declare, and we have done it. 

We will say, “The Glory of God’s coming to my neighborhood!” We will proclaim, “God’s about to pour out extraordinary miracles that are going to awaken my city and state and region and a nation.” Fill our hearts and mouths with words and give us the faith to deliver them. You are saying that we will speak for You into the atmosphere of the nation and its going to do something. Our words on assignment are going to do more than make us feel good in a room full of intercessors. The words are going to go out into atmosphere and into the nation and cause things to topple and fall, and cause other things to rise up. Send them forth through us, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s words spoken by faith through His people are words on assignment to effect miraculous change!

Nov 2019

The War We Never Wanted to Fight

“When you think about America, you think about freedom. I believe we have been in a war over freedom more than we realize. Unless you travel widely, you don’t realize the levels of restraints on freedom that exist worldwide.  It’s one thing to be free as a nation. It’s another thing to be free in the Lord in a nation. Those that framed the Constitution somehow knew that God had a plan for the fledgling nation they were putting together. I believe they worked as hard as they could to get that recorded as the Lord communicated. The Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, all of that, was developed to bring us into a new place of freedom so we could really experience the Lord in a new way. That was the whole purpose of it. 

“I believe we went into some major war over freedom at 9/11 when the world was awakened to the real war that was there. I got so much flack when I wrote, “Future War of the Church”, because I wrote we were going into war. I wrote about the kind of war we would be going into. There was a major push against it. The Body didn’t want to awaken to the war, because of the type of prayer structures we were largely involved in. God kept showing me where we were going, however, and I could see the way ahead. I asked Him how we win the war and His response was, “You have to learn to play the trump card.” I think we have resisted learning how to play the trump card. I think those that control the Constitution now resist playing the trump card. You don’t have to like the trump card. You just have to know how to play it. You don’t have to like any card in the deck, but you need to know how powerful the trump card is and when it needs to be played.” (Chuck Pierce)

“When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. And when you draw near to the battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the people and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’” (Deuteronomy 20:1-4; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you don’t like spiritual warfare, get in God’s Presence until you see His vision for the nation and why you need to be engaged.
  • Read the passage from Deuteronomy above and hear your High Priest, Jesus, speak the pre-battle encouragement over you.
  • Commit to fight the good fight for freedom for your children and grandchildren. 
  • Learn what it means to play the trump card in the natural, so you can play it in intercession.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we have been in a long season of spiritual warfare in this nation. Beginning just before 9/11, we have prayed and warred against the evil one and his plans. We did not imagine we would end up in physical battles. We grow weary at times and we need Your refreshing and encouragement to keep going. Jesus, we hear You speaking words that get us up and engaged again: “Hear, O Church, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.” If You did not send us, go with us, and fight alongside us, we could never even think to go up against the enemy. We will go up with You, Lord. For the sake of our children and grandchildren, we will fight to maintain the covenant You established with our forefathers in America. We will fight to maintain the freedoms they carefully determined were those You desired to grant to us. Teach us to play the trump card in intercession in order to win this battle for our nation. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our freedom is worth learning to play the Trump card!

Nov 2019

Jesus Saves and Delivers!

“Never lose the wonder of God. Never get so mature that you lose childlikeness. Lots of Christians, especially pastors and leaders, are feeling tired and saying they are tired. Rest doesn’t come from vacations or sabbaticals or retreats. It comes from hanging out with Jesus. It’s simple, and we need to find our way into the rest of God through intimacy with Him.  An intimate relationship with God keeps me from sinning. The stuff that used to draw me, doesn’t anymore. If I’m loving Jesus, truly, I won’t want to participate in things He isn’t participating in. I have lived in the fear of the Lord since I got saved. He saved me and delivered me from so many things. 

God put a hunger in me for the Word and I found the fear of the Lord in its pages. The Lord is waking the Body of Christ up to the Word of God anew. We’re going to be walking followers of the Word. The Word says He forgives us and will never bring up what we have done again. I dared to take Him at His Word. Be careful not to put people through years of formulas to get them to the One Who sets them free. Just get people to Jesus. One of the first things I did after I got saved was I went through my house and got rid of all the addictive material and trash that used to rule my life. No one could see me but my Father. I burned it in a burn barrel. I worshipped Jesus over my past and my past has never had a voice into my future. There’s a Holy Ghost movement coming into the Church. There are orphans looking for fathers. We need to lead them to the Father. Rowdy, tattooed, marked up, and scarred up, they are going to take a bullet for the Gospel. There is a radical move of God coming to this nation and the whole world.” (Todd White)

“Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!” (Psalm 33:8; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Genuinely desire a deeper intimate walk with the Lord.
  • Call for the Holy Spirit to draw His people into intimacy and the fear of the Lord.
  • Ask God to baptize His people with a fresh hunger for His Word.
  • Keep pressing for the generation of the addicted, tattooed, marked up, and scarred up ones to be radically saved. 
  • Pray they would know the love of God so deeply that they are saved, healed, and delivered. Then, they can make Him known in the nation and in the earth.

A prayer you can pray:

Father. Father. Deepen my love for You. Draw me into Your heart, into Your ways. Draw me with Your love. Draw the Church into a place of deeper intimacy with You. Cause us to fear You, wonderful One! Wonderful Savior! We must know You more. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. As we come to understand the depth of Your love, we won’t want anything else. As we learn of You in Your Word, we won’t want the things of the world. You will fill us. You will satisfy us. You will become our all in all. Let this revelation flow to the radically unsaved, Lord. Make them the radically saved. Save them, heal them, deliver them. Let them be so grateful in Your love that they carry that passion into their generation. They will know what Jesus has done for them. They will be the thankful ones! Let their undying love for You sweep multitudes, multitudes into the Kingdom. Amen. 

Today’s decree:

The radically saved, lovesick for Jesus, filled-with-the-Word evangelists are about to invade the planet!

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