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09
Sep 2017

Prayer Points From Florida

We’re going to break our normal protocol today. Hurricane Irma is just about to hit our shores. Jose is right behind it. We have humbled ourselves, worshipped, honored the Lord, declared and decreed. Ken Malone is a friend and partner in ministry. He is an apostle to his state of Florida. Here is his recommended list of items to pray for today.

Prayer Points concerning the hurricane:

  1. Exalt the Lord of Glory over this storm. Don’t exalt the storm by it consuming most of your conversation.
  2. Honor God during this time. He is the Lord!
  3. Ask forgiveness of any sin and the sins of our fathers. Neh. 1:6.
  4. Decree Mercy. Mercy is the new currency. Enter the heavenlies and trade with mercy. He delights in mercy. Micah 7:18. Mercy triumphs over judgement. James 2:13.
  5. Command the millibars to rise. When the millibars rise the storm weakens. Command a strong north wind to blow it apart.
  6. Curse the storm as Jesus cursed the fig tree. Mark 11:12-25.
  7. Speak to the storm and say, “Peace be still.” Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39.
  8. Speak to the Lord saying, “Send your angels to stop this storm.”
  9. Pray for protection to those who are in its path.
  10. Decree His word. His written word carries great authority.
  11. Declare Isaiah 54:17, “No weapon formed against you will prosper.”
  12. Fight the good fight of faith. 1 Tim. 6:12. War with the prophesies the Lord has given you, especially if you live in Florida or other states where the storms could hit. 1 Tim. 1:18.

Today’s decree:

I humbly decree that God will hear our cries for mercy, save the lost, and minister to the overwhelmed.


08
Sep 2017

Calling For Angelic Assistance

“There is a lot of angelic activity right now and, with that, there’s so much violence in the heavens. There’s so much going on that you need to believe God for the promise in Hebrews 1:14, that the angels are ministering spirits sent to the heirs of salvation. And the Lord just says, ‘Understand that there is a battle over your destiny. There is a battle over your life. There’s a battle over your emotions. There’s a battle over all your family.’ So, just don’t lay down and get depressed, or lay down and just say, ‘Oh God you don’t love me. All this stuff is happening.’ You need to rise up. So, rise up! I’m speaking to you to rise up. I’m saying to you, ‘Don’t declare detente to the enemy.’ Understand that there’s a battle waging, but there are many more fighting for you than against you, and you are loved by Father God. You are loved, He is with you. He is sending His heavenly hosts to do battle, and you’re going to win.” (Cindy Jacobs)1

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Bind the powers of darkness over your life and over any challenging life circumstances you are facing.
  • Thank God for sending warring angels to war for you and your future in Him.
  • Ask God to help you see how the angels war over those who have come to know Christ.
  • Respond to the prophetic Word above and rise up!
  • Call for the release of the ministering angels!
  • Declare there will be national victory over all the enemy is trying to do to cause so much chaos!

A prayer you can pray:1

“In the name of Jesus, I bind the powers of darkness and follow God. Thank you for sending your warring angels to now fight in the heavens for my family, and who fight for my destiny. I understand that as I pray, I see what happened in the book of Daniel where the angels began to fight.  I will respond to the prophet saying, “Rise up.” I believe I am being protected in the unseen realm, and Father God, I pray that you will send angels even now – messenger angels to give direction. Send messenger angels to give wisdom. Send messenger angels, so your people will know what to do, when to do it, and what choices to make. May the Church rise up against the enemy of this nation! In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God is sending ministering spirits to serve those who are His, as the need is great!

1 Excerpt from a Word of Encouragement by Cindy Jacobs released 9/5/17.


07
Sep 2017

A Humble Request

The Ekklesia is standing firm. We are those in relationship with the Living God! We are Kingdom advancers. We are faith-filled Believers. We don’t back down in the face of adversity. Today, I listened in on a conference call with other prayer leaders regarding Hurricane Irma. Appointed prayer warriors humbled themselves in repentance for their state’s and this nation’s corporate sin and thanked God for His loving forgiveness and forgetfulness. Then, they thanked Him for sparing their state from the full effect of the storm. I think God loved that! I think He will answer their humble request.

“Then you called out to God in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time. He quieted the wind down to a whisper, put a muzzle on all the big waves. And you were so glad when the storm died down, and he led you safely back to harbor. So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.” (Psalm 107:28-31; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Don’t let your faith waiver as you watch the news about Hurricane Irma, Church.
  • Worship the Lord until you feel strong in the Lord.
  • Repentance clears the way for humble intercession. Repent today of anything that could be in the way between you and the Lord.
  • Read Psalm 107:28-31 above and think of the times He has saved you – so many times.
  • Thank God for His love and mercy. Intercede for Florida and other areas in the storm’s path to experience God’s love and mercy.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, the news about the storm can be frightening at times. If I didn’t know You so well, it could shake my faith. Help me to keep my eyes on You. (Worship Him for a bit until you feel His strong Presence.) (Move into personal repentance, so your mind and heart and intercession will be unburdened.) (Read Psalm 107: 28-31 above.)Remind me of all the times You have saved me, so I can recount them before You. They have been far more than I can remember or even know, I’m sure. You can save me and You can save Florida and this nation from any storm’s destruction. Show forth Your love and mercy, Lord, as Your Body humbly seeks You about this today. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I look to You, God, to quiet Irma’s wind to a whisper and put a muzzle on all the big waves!


06
Sep 2017

Is America Experiencing the Judgement of God?

Some Christians believe these storms and fires happening in America are God’s judgement on our nation. We are certainly an imperfect nation and we probably deserve judgement. So, let’s look at what the Word says. God judges sin. However, God’s plan is always to bring men to repentance and salvation – not to destroy. Only modern-day Pharisees want to see the lost or a nation, en masse, crushed under the consequences of their sin! God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ was that His kindness would lead men to repentance. Jesus Christ came to seek and save the lost and to deliver us from all the works of the evil one. He is more merciful and long-suffering than we can imagine. We live in a fallen world and the earth is groaning at the weight of it. God is our Savior in the midst of the fire and the storm.

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” (John 3:17; ESV)

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!” (Lamentations 3:22-23; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord for His goodness, His mercy, His love, His long-suffering, and His grace!
  • Repent if you see a pharisaical nature in yourself. Be honest with God about this. He already knows.
  • Thank Him for sending Jesus. Thank Jesus that He came. Thank Holy Spirit that He draws us to the Father with outpourings of His love.
  • Let the knowledge that there is a future judgement coming light a fire under you to seek out the lost and lead them to Jesus.
  • Rebuke Hurricane Irma! Call for the rain over the nation’s areas being eaten up by fire. The Ekklesia has authority over the wind and the rain.

A prayer you can pray:

Oh God, I worship You! You who are wonderful, good, gracious and loving. You have patience with sinners and sinful nations. It is incomprehensible to me. Forgive me when I would condemn, but You are still patiently working to draw everyone possible to Your plan of eternal life in Your Son. Pour out Your love through me. Let me be a light and a place people know they can go to for truth and to find life in Christ. Grant me a measure of Your love and patient endurance, Jesus. In the meantime, I rebuke you, Irma! You may not steal precious lives from those God loves! Rain, fall in the northwest of this nation and mercifully quench the fires that would steal lives and property. God, heal and restore in the Gulf. May the Church shine in this hour, love in this season, and cast the devil’s work out of our nation. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God sent His Son to seek and save the lost. The Ekklesia will partner with the Lord to undo all the works of the evil one, so that Jesus’ love might be fully revealed.


05
Sep 2017

Is Hurricane Irma Another National Threat?

Yesterday we got the news that Puerto Rico and South Florida are possibly in the path of Category 4 Hurricane Irma. This hurricane is out in the Atlantic, but is moving swiftly to the west. Faith-filled ones, our eyes are going to be fixed firmly on the Lord and His promises to us. We will seek Him and intercede for this storm to dissipate out over the Atlantic. Puerto Ricans and Floridians, make preparations, but do not fall into fear. God will deliver you!

“And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, ‘Save us, Lord; we are perishing.’ And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?’ Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?’” (Matthew 8:23-27; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Who will you believe – the Word of the Lord or the newscasters?
  • God is able to still the storm. Declare Matthew 8:23-27 out loud and make sure you believe it.
  • Rebuke the storm. Rebuke Irma and its wind and waves. Command it to fall apart safely in the midst of the ocean. You don’t even need to get loud. Just act on His Word.
  • Pray against any panic among those reading the news reports. Pray that they will reach out to God and that Believers are ready to introduce them to the One that cares the most about them.
  • Pray that the Church is ready to respond in love to those that are afraid.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I thank You for Your Word! I will devour it looking for truth and the way to know You and Your ways more fully. As I read Matthew 8:23-27, cause the words to come alive within me and change my thinking. (Read it out loud.) Taking hold of this truth, I rebuke Irma in the name of Jesus Christ. I command the storm to fizzle to nothing while it is still far from land. I command it to fall apart now, in Jesus’ name. Holy Spirit comfort the frightened through the love of Your Church in the areas the media said the storm could hit. I pray that many would find Jesus through our love. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Irma, be still!


04
Sep 2017

Fires in the North

As soon as some of you read the prayer focus yesterday about Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Texas, a few of you mentioned the fires in the north. The comments were along the lines of, “don’t forget us!” We won’t. Our scripture yesterday was the first half of Isaiah 43:2 about God being with us in the floods. The second half talks about Him being with us in the fire. Parts of Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and parts of California are experiencing massive wildfires that are affecting many people’s lives. We are here with you! You are not alone.

“When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” (Isaiah 43:2b; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • The wildfires in Montana have been blazing for more than a month. Now, other states are burning. Cry out to God for mercy and rain!
  • Intercede for the firefighters and other emergency responders. These are massive blazes and they are tired. Pray for relief!
  • Pray for all who have lost homes, property, and animals in the fires. Ask God to comfort them.
  • Pray for Believers to be bold in their faith now and reach out to the lost and hurting with no hope.
  • Ask God for sparks of revival across the northwest!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I decree that those in the fire zones of Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and California are not forgotten. The tragedy they are facing is a critical need in our nation, as well as the hurricane aftermath. Lord, send help! Send relief for those fighting the fire. Provide for the individuals facing the loss of everything. Don’t let their needs be forgotten or ignored. Let Your people rise up and bring Jesus into the situation near them. Turn the situation against the enemy and let revival be sparked in these areas. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that Your children in the fire zone will have testimonies of God’s hand of protection over their families, pets, and property!


03
Sep 2017

National Day of Prayer for Hurricane Harvey

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott set aside this Sunday, 9/3, as a day of prayer for Texas after Hurricane Harvey. You can see the proclamation here. Soon after, President Donald Trump signed an additional proclamation for ‘September 3, 2017, as a National Day of Prayer for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey and for our National Response and Recovery Efforts’. You can see it here.

Please set aside time today, 9/3/17, to pray for the victims, the emergency responders, and the rebuilding process following this devastating event. It is affecting many more people far outside the Gulf coast of Texas now.

If you get this in time, please be sure your pastors know about this set-aside day. Don’t assume they do. Ask them if they will give a few minutes of the Sunday service to praying for this.

Prayer leaders, consider facilitating a special-called prayer time or a conference call for this purpose.” (Cindy Jacobs)1

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.” (Isaiah 43:2a; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:2

  • Intercede for those who have lost much, that they would recover all. Pray they will not blame God, but will meet those who know Him and love them, and will lead them to the One who cares the most.
  • Pray for the military and emergency responders for safety, and that they would have their own basic needs met, as they sacrifice much to help others.
  • Ask God to let kindness, unity, mutual respect, care and concern, and a tremendous outpouring of sacrificial giving be seen in Texas through media reports. Declare that this is what a Christian state and nation looks like.
  • Declare that old structures will be uprooted and new, godly roots will be reset in the soil of our nation. Ask God to uproot old, religious structures, structures of rebellion and revolution, structures of immorality, dividing structures supported by hate, fear, and intimidation, and structures built on anything other than truth.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, my heart is heavy for those who have had to live through Hurricane Harvey’s fury. The loss of life and property and memories is overwhelming. Lord, help those who know you to cling very tightly to You right now. Let them show Your reality to those who don’t yet know You. Strengthen the emergency responders and military and all the volunteers that have gone to help. I declare that the natural is shouting the spiritual! Old structures in Texas and the nation are being uprooted, so fresh, godly roots can be reset in the nation’s soil. Heal our nation, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God has been in the midst of those suffering in the Gulf areas as Hurricane Harvey hit and in the aftermath. I decree that they will see and know His love and reality.

1 Excerpt from a prayer alert released by Cindy Jacobs, 9/1/17.

2 Excerpt from a prayer alert released by Cindy Jacobs, 8/31/17.


02
Sep 2017

Insisting on Tragedy – What Are You Thinking?

Has anyone besides me noticed that there are Christians out there – including Bible-believing, Spirit-filled Believers – who are determined that something terrible is going to happen in this nation? I see Christian writers talking about how the protests are going to flare into national anarchy. I see social media posts filled with fear and doom. I have said it before and I will reiterate it here, “Who is your God?!” My God wins! My God wants to step in and undo the works and plans of the enemy. My God is a victorious conqueror that I can count on when I partner with Him in prayer! You can count on Him! Now, get on your knees and pray!

“The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8b; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Stating truth is not a problem. Determining that there’s nothing that can be done in prayer is. Repent if your faith is lacking.
  • Declare the scripture above three times with passion. Believe it?
  • Commit to filter everything you hear about danger to America through the filter of Who God is and how committed He is to this nation.
  • Defuse violence with your scriptural decrees. Command circumstances to line up with God’s perfect plan and purposes for the United States. Proclaim God’s goodness and mercy to this land.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, forgive me when I have gotten sucked into circumstances and forgotten who You are. Forgive me when I let my emotions run away from me and start to believe there are things that You cannot alter or interrupt. Thank you for correcting my thinking today. Of course, You can! (Read the scripture above 3 times with passion.) I will do my best to look at everything I see with eyes on what You can do to change it. Holy Spirit, speak Your will to me and Your decrees to me. Let’s defuse potential violence. Let’s speak peace to storms. Let’s partner in Kingdom-advancing activities, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Son of God came to destroy every work of the devil and He will do so in my America!


01
Sep 2017

Swayed By the Truth

People are swayed by what they hear. We can’t help it. It is the way we are wired. One verse in a children’s Sunday School song says, “Be careful little ears what you hear…for the Father up above is looking down in love, so be careful little ears what you hear.” The Bible says that we are to keep ourselves from hearing of bloodshed and strife. You know why? It’s because what we hear affects our emotions. We form opinions from how the words strike our soul. If not filtered through the Word of God, words can surely hurt us, and we will hurt others with our words. God would not have His people acting like those who don’t know Him. He wants our ears willed with Truth. We must be sure to fill our ears with Truth – from His Word and filtered through it. What is swaying you – truth or every other thing you hear?

“He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, who despises the gain of oppressions, who shakes his hands, lest they hold a bribe, who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed and shuts his eyes from looking on evil, he will dwell on the heights.” (Isaiah 33:15-16a; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Repent if you fill your ears with news that makes you emotional on a daily basis.
  • Spend time in the Word today. Read Ephesians 1 out loud, so you hear it!
  • Look for the truth and the good news in the media today. Shut your ears today to any negative or emotionally-charged news and see how different you feel. You are honoring God as you do.
  • Tell the Lord you want to be swayed by the truth. Ask Him to show you where truth can be found.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive me for feeding my ears a diet of negative news. I can see the truth of how it affects me. I want to listen to You, Holy Spirit. I want Your words alone to sway me. I want to fill my mind and my heart with Your words. I will open Your Word and read it daily. I will read it out loud, so my ears hear it and my spirit is fed and my soul is comforted. Let me fast negative news today and see what a difference it makes in my life. Teach me to pray Your life-giving ways into the news that I hear reported in the future, so that I spiritually act, instead of fleshly react. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that I will be careful what my ears hear, so that I am swayed by God’s Truth and not man’s emotional reports in the future.


31
Aug 2017

Out With the Old, In With the New

When catastrophic events take place, many people’s worlds are turned upside down. It is very hard to make sense of what has happened. Invariably, some people will blame God. Many who know Christ will seek Him for comfort, grace, and strength. Sometimes, Believers will blame the enemy. We live in a fallen world and I don’t personally believe that God causes destruction. I do, however, believe that He can and does turn disastrous situations around for good. He says this in His Word. I think God is already taking the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and turning it into an opportunity. The hearts of His people are rising and they are becoming His hands and feet to their neighbors in need. Worship is taking place in shelters – honoring God and encouraging the downtrodden. Prayer is happening publicly everywhere – among first responders, other rescue workers, and in the shelters. Church members are being the Church in their communities. God is forming something new.

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28; WEB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Go find some pictures of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Try to put yourself in the situation tens of thousands are facing on the Gulf coast of Texas.
  • Intercede for those facing losses. Pray for family and friends you know or those your friends know. Pray for some of the strangers you see in the photos. Ask God to meet the greatest needs of their life right now – physical and spiritual.
  • Declare that God will sweep away the darkness and devastation and will give direction and fresh ideas to His people for spiritual and civic renewal.
  • Declare that racial unity, economic unity, and unity in the Body of Christ will be clearly seen.
  • Decide how you will help in some way. You are praying. Are you able to give? Here are a few good places to do so: Somebody Cares, Houston, Samaritan’s Purse, American Red Cross, CarterBloodCare or google local food banks along the coast from Corpus Christi east to Louisiana.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, as I look at the pictures on television or the internet that show Harvey’s devastation, deeply touch my heart with Your compassion. Help me to know how people feel and what it would be like not to know where food or water is coming from or where I would be able to get some sleep. Help me to feel what the handicapped are feeling, or young parents with small children, or pet owners who are forced to evacuate. Help me to connect with their losses. Help me to now pray with fervency for the turn-arounds they need in their lives. Give me passion to pray for salvations, miracle provision, and new beginnings. Use this situation to remove old blighted areas and spiritual atmospheres. Give new, fresh, creative ideas to Your Church for rebuilding and renewal. Heal divisions and let the unity be seen publicly, so the enemy’s mouthpieces are shut! Show me how to pray and how to give. In Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I declare that the Church will be the Church in the areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, and will bring glory and honor to God!


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