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21
Aug 2018

Completing the Esther Fast

“We have seen nominees rise and fall as well as multiple vacancies open up at the same time. We believe God’s purposes are now pressing in to bring about a prophesied shift on the Court. Would you stand with us now to look beyond the current vacancy and believe for yet another Justice to retire or be removed? Our unified cry through this three-day fast will shake the heavens! Together we will possess this seat for God’s choice, for someone who will uphold the Constitution, and for the overturning of Roe v Wade.” (Lou Engle)1  (The Esther Fast will be completed tonight at sundown.)

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord.
  • Declare Colossians 1:16.
  • Thank the Lord for unity in the Body of Christ throughout these three days of fasting and intercession. Where unity is, God commands His blessings.
  • At the close of your time of fasting, take communion.
  • Seal the intercessory work of the last three days under the blood of Jesus. Say, “It is finished.”

A prayer you can pray:

God, we worship You! Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we exalt You over America and all that concerns her! You are worthy of our worship and praise! (Add your own words and songs of worship.) In You all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through You and for You. You created the Body of Christ and unified us for this last three days of intercession on behalf of the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. May our unified intercession be heard by You and may Your perfect will come to pass now. As we take communion, we say, “It is finished.” Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s plans for the Supreme Court are assured!

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


20
Aug 2018

Esther Fast for the Court – Into Day 3

In March 2017, Lou Engle had a dream in which women all over the world gathered to hear a woman teach from the book of Esther. “Waking from that dream, Lou understood that there are certain spirits of witchcraft and death that can only be broken by women, and he knew the ‘Esthers’ must arise to challenge legalized bloodshed that fuels witchcraft over the whole nation… Immediately following Justice Kennedy’s retirement announcement, something quite revealing began to take place – something that you won’t hear about in the news. Sources revealed that witches began making calls to Senators’ offices to curse them with brazen witchcraft in an effort to exert a demonic influence over the process. Make no mistake – this is a spiritual battle of the highest order.” (Lou Engle)1

“Receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world. For this reason, take up all the armor that God supplies. Then you will be able to take a stand during these evil days.Once you have overcome all obstacles, you will be able to stand your ground.” (Ephesians 6:10-13; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Repent for pre-judging these witches. Remember, they do mean harm, but they are human beings that Christ died for—people the enemy is borrowing and using.
  • Forgive them for their overt activities against our Senators and our President. Pray for their salvation.
  • Now, take authority over every plan of the evil one to use witchcraft to disrupt and harm our governmental leaders.
  • Command every curse of darkness and the effect of them to fall away from these leaders and the process to choose the best person to take Justice Kennedy’s place.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I humble myself and repent for judging unsaved people acting like unsaved people. These witches cursing our President and our Senators need to be set free from the enemy’s plans for them. They need to know You have a wonderful plan for them – a plan to give them eternal and fulfilling life through Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit, go to work to draw them to the cross of Jesus! We break the power of every curse they have spoken against our governmental leaders. I say that the processes they hope to disrupt with those curses will not be changed. A curse without cause cannot alight. I say that God’s purposes will come to pass in the mighty name of Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

No curse can stop God’s purposes for America from being fulfilled.

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


19
Aug 2018

Esther Fast for the Court – Into Day 2

“When Justice Kennedy announced his retirement from the Court on June 27, we remembered how often we had prayed through the years for his reformation or resignation, in spite of the fact that a pro-life President appointed him. This is because, in 1992, he infamously switched his vote at the last minute and decided to uphold abortion in the pivotal case Planned Parenthood v Casey. That decision strengthened Roe v Wade and allowed the abortion total to now soar to more than 60 million lives lost!” (Lou Engle)1

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James 1:5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “Our next Supreme Court Justice will be politically impartial and will follow the U. S. Constitution.”
  • Intercede the way open for the one who will guarantee “life”, as expressed in the Constitution, to every conceived child.
  • Close the door to any political pressure or persuasion affecting Supreme Court Justices.
  • Ask the Lord to give us a Justice who will humbly seek Him for wisdom, even as Solomon did. With that gift, they cannot go wrong.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for giving us a new Supreme Court Justice who will stay true to the U. S. Constitution. May they look to You and not be pressured to rule a certain way by outside political pressures or public opinion, or even their own opinions. We shut the door to that!  We open the door to the one who will guarantee the constitutional definition of life from conception. Let our new Justice humbly seek You for wisdom. You are more than willing to give them that gift, even as You gave it to Solomon. Our nation will never be the same if that grace-gift is bestowed on the justices that will ask for it. In Jesus’, name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our Supreme Court Justices will not be politically swayed.

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


18
Aug 2018

Esther Fast for the Supreme Court Begins at Sundown

“While we do not have clarity of revelation concerning the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, the scriptures charge us to bind (or disallow) and loose (allow) on Earth in cooperation with heaven.We are calling a three-day Esther fast to stand in the gap on behalf of the nation and disallow anyone from being confirmed to the Supreme Court who will not ultimately reverse Roe v Wade. We declare, ‘LIFE’ over the empty seat and reserve it for God’s choice. We urge you to join us – along with thousands of Believers – beginning tonight, the evening of August 18, for a three-day Esther fast.” (Lou Engle)1

“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:18-19; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask God for supernatural discernment for the Ekklesia who will be fasting and praying regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. He is a good man and a good judge and he may be the one God has raised up. Bless him and do not pray anything negative against him.
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding, as you pray. Intercede as the Holy Spirit leads, but harm no person in your intercession.
  • Disallow anyone to sit on the Court that is not meant to sit there. Release the seat to the one God has prepared.
  • Declare, “LIFE” over the vacant seat.
  • Prepare for your fast beginning tonight at sundown.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we feel the weight and the glory as we prepare for these next three days of fasting and prayer. Grant Your Ekklesia the grace of discernment as we intercede. We bless Judge Kavanaugh and say that this is not about a man, but about an open seat on the highest court in the United States. May our prayers be pure of heart and led by Holy Spirit as we lean on You to guide them. We will disallow anyone to sit in that vacant seat that will allow abortion in this nation. We will loose it only to the one that will remove this travesty from our land. We declare, “LIFE” over the empty seat. We will make ourselves ready, even as Esther was made ready. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We loose “LIFE” over the open Supreme Court seat.

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


17
Aug 2018

Three Day Esther Fast for the Supreme Court Begins 8/18/18

“With the current vacancy on the Supreme Court now in focus, we are calling the Body of Christ to understand the full weight of the situation we are facing. We cannot afford to have a new justice seated on the Court who would ultimately rule to uphold Roe v Wade. Proverbs 14:12 teaches, ‘There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.’ So much is at stake. We must rely on clarity from heaven rather than simply do what we think is right. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has now been nominated to replace Justice Kennedy. Many are rejoicing over the choice of Judge Kavanaugh, however we, along with other concerned intercessors, do not yet sense a resounding ‘YES’ over this choice. He may very well be the man for the job, but then he may not be the right one. We believe the Body of Christ must leave nothing to chance in a moment like this.” (Lou Engle)1

There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Identificationally repent on behalf of the Body of Christ for natural thinking which assumes that anyone the President nominates is the right person to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.
  • Ask God for the fear of the Lord over Judge Kavanaugh’s upcoming Senate Judiciary hearings. They begin 9/4 and should last three to four days.
  • The stakes are high for this Supreme Court Justice. The lives, gifts, and destinies of untold millions of more babies are at stake. Decree Proverbs 14:12.
  • Declare the way open for the one of God’s own choosing!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive us, Your Church, for assuming that anyone our President nominates as a Supreme Court Justice must be the right person for the job. Well-qualified does not equal God-chosen. We ask Your Holy Spirit to make clear to the Senators and the people observing the upcoming Senate Judiciary hearings if Judge Kavanaugh is, indeed, the person who will prevent the expansion of abortion in our nation. Is he the one who will even find a way to reverse it? God, let the cries from the blood of the millions of lost children rise up to You. Our nation is lacking the gifts of those lives lost. Everything they would have added to our corporate lives and nation’s destiny is gone. For that  reason, and many others, we say, “God will only open the way for the one of His own choosing!” Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The open Supreme Court seat is reserved for God’s perfect choice!

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


16
Aug 2018

Preparing for the Esther Fast for the Supreme Court on 8/18/18

“In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a tragic decision in the Dred Scott v Sanford case that seemingly sealed the fate of slaves in America. In spite of powerful spiritual awakenings, we failed to end the bloodshed of slavery. Catastrophe followed and new estimates show 750,000 lives were lost on the battlefields of the Civil War. We believe the same implications of God’s justice still stand today.” In the case of Roe v Wade, it appeared that the fate of untold millions of babies were sealed (more than 60 million to date)—they would be lost to abortion. To prevent more precious lives lost, God wants us to humble ourselves in national fasting and repentance and bring this to Him. “In essence, He is saying, ‘If you don’t deal with it in your courts, I’ll deal with it in Mine.’” (Lou Engle)1

“Listen to me, my people; and hear me, my nation: for a law will go out from me, and I will establish my justice for a light to the peoples. My righteousness is near. My salvation has gone out, and my arms will judge the peoples.” (Isaiah 51:4-5a; WEB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Write today’s decree on a piece of paper and hold it up to the Lord. Say, “Together with thousands of other Believers today, I am bringing Roe v Wade to Your Court, and we expect a reversal! Thank you, Lord!”
  • Tell the Lord in your own words how you feel about abortion. Cry out against it.
  • First, find God’s heart of compassion, then intercede for all those whose lives have been touched by the effects of Roe v Wade: women who have chosen to abort a child, parents who encouraged abortion, men who have fathered children and encouraged the mother to abort the child. Pray for doctors who performed abortions, together with all of their staff members. Also, pray for pastors, educators and doctors who have encouraged abortion.

A prayer you can pray:

(Write today’s decree on a piece of paper and hold it up to the Lord.) God, together with thousands of other Believers today, I am bringing Roe v Wade to Your Court, and we expect a reversal! Thank you, Lord! I cry out against abortion! (Tell the Lord in your own words how you feel about abortion.) Grant me Your grace of compassion for all of those who have had abortion touch their lives. Because the U.S. Supreme Court decided abortion should be legal in America, the enemy has fooled so many into thinking that it really is okay. Women, even Christian women, have suffered abortion. Draw them to Your loving forgiveness, Lord. Let their bodies, minds, and emotions be healed. Bring to repentance and deliver the fathers, would-be-grandparents, doctors, pastors, educators, and all others who have participated in this sin. Jesus, wash this curse away, and all the effects of this bloodshed off our nation. Thank you for your healing of our nation, amen.

Today’s decree:

We are bringing Roe v Wade to God’s Court and we expect a reversal!

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


15
Aug 2018

Lou Engle is Calling for an Esther Fast for the Courts

“Once again we find ourselves in a moment of decision concerning the U.S. Supreme Court and the potential to overturn the 1973 decree of death known as Roe v Wade. We are urging everyone who cares about the future of America to join us in a three-day Esther fast, August 18-21 (sundown to sundown). Through the years, the story of Esther has been a dominating prophetic theme for our prayer movement, understanding the Roe v Wade is not unlike Haman’s evil edict that threatened the genocide of Esther’s people. She rose up ‘for such a time as this,’ risking everything to overturn Haman’s death decree. Esther’s story is timeless in the sense that we periodically find ourselves in similar moments that demand intensified prayer and fasting for the sake of shifting circumstances. It is our conviction that America is in another Esther moment.” (Lou Engle)1

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

Please plan to join many thousands of others across the Body of Christ in fasting in some way for the three days from sundown 8/18 through sundown 8/21. Please seek medical advice before engaging in any fast, especially an Esther Fast, which calls for no food or water for the three days. Dutch Sheets wants your fast to be safe. Therefore, if you are able to fast on juice, fast one meal a day, fast a particular food group, or fast something like media, that is acceptable. God knows your particular situation.

  • Ask God for grace for all of those preparing to enter this three-day fast.
  • Prepare your heart by reading the book of Esther and praying the Word as the Holy Spirit leads you to.
  • Worship.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for leaders like Lou Engle who help us to know how to break national strongholds. We are willing to enter this three-day Esther Fast to turn the Court and reverse Roe v Wade. We want the 1973 death decree of Roe v Wade broken off America. Show each of us the way we can safely fast to get this stronghold broken. Those who can fast as Esther fasted, grace for that. Those that must fast in a different manner due to medical needs, grace for that. Please accept the fast each is able to honor You with. Show us how to pray in preparation as we read the book of Esther. We will worship You, Lord of Life! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The 1973 death decree called Roe v Wade will be broken off the U.S.A.!

1 Learn more about Lou Engle here.


14
Aug 2018

Striking the Mark

In Job 36:32, the Word says that the Lord hurls His lightning to the earth and it strikes the mark. The word for strike there is “paga”. It is the word for intercession. God is calling us to intercede for the Supreme Court. We will intercede and we will strike the mark, and strike, and strike, until we see God’s purposes come into place. God is causing His purposes to come to this Court and we must tip the bowls of intercession—those bowls mentioned in Revelation chapters 5 and 8. We will decree that the storm of the Lord is coming against the powers of darkness that inhabit the Court. We will decree His purposes. We will see Divine justice and truth unfold and rest in the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark. Its noise declares His presence.” (Job 36:32-33a; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercession is not just nice prayers of petition and hopefulness. We are to decree God’s will into the earth. Decree, “The praying Church will seek You Lord for Your words to pray and decree.” Do that.
  • Decree, “The intercession of the saints of the Most HIgh God regarding a new Supreme Court Justice will strike the mark.”
  • Decree, “God’s will is coming to the U. S. Supreme Court!”
  • Decree, “The storm of the Lord is coming against the powers of darkness that inhabit the Court.”
  • Decree, “Divine justice and truth will unfold and rest in the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States of America!”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, don’t let me pray anemic prayers in which I hope something comes to pass to shift the U. S. Supreme Court. Give me scriptures and decrees to decree. I want my intercession to strike the mark with great effect! May every praying saint do the same! Fill our hearts and mouths with Your decrees. Your will is coming to the Supreme Court! Your storm will blow the enemy out of its long-established place in the Court! Divine justice and truth will unfold and rest in the halls of the Supreme Court of the United States of America! In the mighty and holy name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

Our prayers for the Supreme Court will strike the mark!

Did you know that Charles Finney was saved by reading law books? He was studying for law. There was so much scripture in them that eventually he gave his heart to Christ and was born again. He decided he didn’t want to be a lawyer anymore, but he wanted to be a minister.


13
Aug 2018

Getting Our Warfare Right

A few years ago a very reputable friend of mine had a dream and called me about it. His dream began with Revelation 8:5 and went on from there. He told me the dream and then had this interpretation: “Prepare for God’s ‘first strike’ on the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will go from a ‘siege’ to a ‘suddenly’. Isaiah 27:1—God is about to strike the serpent with His sword. Declare His judgements at the gate of the Supreme Court. Release and activate His written judgements at the Supreme Court.” Let me say again that I do not ever pray that God would hurt anyone. I decree and pray that God would bring His judgements against any false ideologies and against the powers of darkness that are there. I ask him to remove justices that need to be removed. I do not pray against people and I am not asking you, or anyone else, to do that! I do not believe in that nonsense. Our warfare is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, and wicked spirits in high places. We want people to be saved and come to know Jesus. We do not pray against people. We pray against the adversary, the devil.

And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.” (Revelation 8:5; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Let’s do a quick little Bible study. Read Ephesians 6:10-18, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, 2 Corinthians 11:14, 1 Peter 5:8, Isaiah 54:17, Revelation 12:7-9, and Psalm 91.
  • If you are not engaging in the army of God, it is time for you to do so. We need every Believer’s intercession to fill those heavenly bowls.
  • Repent, if you have focused on being angry at people rather than angry at Satan. He is only borrowing some of them. Pray, “Father, forgive them, because they don’t understand the spiritual ramifications of what they are doing.”
  • Go back through the GiveHim15 posts since July 8th and you will see the essence of our warfare for the Supreme Court. You will see where the roots are and what some of the issues are—cases that have moved our nation away from God. Pray through the ones that Holy Spirit highlights.

A prayer you can pray:

(Before you pray today, read Ephesians 6:10-18, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, 2 Corinthians 11:14, 1 Peter 5:8, Isaiah 54:17, Revelation 12:7-9, and Psalm 91.) Father, I commit myself to be engaged in Your army. Teach me to war in the Spirit. Show me how to separate people from how the enemy uses them, having compassion toward them, and praying for their blind eyes to be opened. Father, forgive them, because they really do not understand the long-term spiritual effect of the decisions they are making. They will see it, but it may be too late! Satan, however, is a different story! Let’s war together to get him out of the Court’s affairs! (End your prayer time today by going back through the GiveHim15 posts since July 8th. You will see the essence of our warfare for the Supreme Court. You will see where the roots are and what some of the issues are—cases that have moved our nation away from God. Pray through the ones that Holy Spirit highlights.)

Today’s decree:

I will engage in spiritual warfare for the sake of America’s future!


12
Aug 2018

You Always Have Access to My Court

During the fourth of July weekend in 2004, Lou Engle felt led to go to Philadelphia where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were written and the beginnings of our nation took place. One of his ministry partners had a dream. Lou recalls, “I was pregnant with the God-thought of renewing covenant with God on behalf of America and decreeing a shift over the Supreme Court. My friend had a dream that night and in the dream he and I were rushing to get to a basketball court. Once we burst through the doors of the basketball court, we apologized to the person in authority over the basketball court for being late. The person responded, ‘You are not late. You always have access to my court.’ Then, we noticed that there were nine chairs in the middle of the court and two of the seats were unoccupied. My friend and I were then invited by the person in authority to possess those two open seats and officiate over the court. We felt that the dream was declaring that two seats on the Supreme Court were opening and that the Church must sit in authority and proclaim righteous justices for those seats.”

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts.” (Zechariah 3:7; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Even though the security at the Supreme Court does not allow Christians to stop and pray there, the building belongs to the people, just like the White House and U. S. Capitol buildings. Declare, “The Church always has access to the U. S. Supreme Court.”
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ to walk in greater fear of the Lord and obedience to the Lord. This is what creates Divine access.
  • Repent, if you find yourself more politically-motivated than prayer-motivated when it comes to the actions of our Court and government.
  • We have access everywhere in intercession. Call the Court to line up with God’s sovereign order and plan for America’s future.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, the security guards at the U. S. Supreme Court often try to stop Christians from praying there. That is not okay. If they only knew what a blessing our intercession can be. We pray for the welfare of the justices and their staffs. We pray for constitutional and righteous judgements. We pray for justice, truth, mercy and life! We say,  “The Church always has access to the U. S. Supreme Court.” It is the Court that represents all the people of this great nation. If there is anything in us that limits our access, Lord, we repent. Increase the fear of the Lord and obedience to Your Word and Holy Spirit leading, so that we can govern in intercession. Remove political thinking from us and give us the mind of Christ. Move us to intercession where we have access to all things. From that vantage point, we call our Supreme Court to line up with Your sovereign order and plan for America. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

The praying Church always has access to the Supreme Court!

Learn more about Lou Engle here.


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