Jul 2019

Reaching Our Destination as a Nation

“A small story about a big ship and a refugee and a sailor. It was back in the early ‘80s, at the height of the ‘boat people’, and a sailor was hard at work on the Carrier, Midway which was patrolling the South China Sea. The sailor, like most American servicemen, was young, smart, and fiercely observant. The crew spied on the horizon a leaky little boat. Crammed inside were refugees from Indo-China, hoping to get to America. The Midway sent a small launch to bring them to the ship to safety. As the refugees made their way through the choppy seas, one spied the sailor on deck and stood up and called out to him. He yelled, ‘Hello, American sailor. Hello, freedom man.’ It was a small moment with a big meaning. It was a moment the sailor wrote in a letter, because he couldn’t get it out of his mind. When I saw it, neither could I. Because, that’s what it meant to be an American in the 1980s. We stood for freedom. I know we always have, but in the past few years, it seems the world, and even we, ourselves, have rediscovered it. We have held together through some stormy seas. In the end, together, we’re reaching our destination.” (President Ronald Reagan) 

“Creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.” (Romans 8:21; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank God for the freedom we enjoy as Americans!
  • Worship Him any way you feel like it! Shout, clap, dance, read His Word out loud, or sit and meditate deeply on one specific scripture. Praise His Holy Name, for He is worthy to be praised for what He has done!
  • Consider how free we Americans are. Ponder the immigration issues we have. Stir up compassion for those trying to get to American and experience the freedom they hear we have.
  • Intercede for the immigrants. Say, “Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.” 
  • As you pray those words from the Statue of Liberty inscription, you are literally asking God to send a harvest of souls into this nation. Cry out for them.

A prayer you can pray:

God, thank You for this country called, The United States of America. We are a land of freedom. We are free, because You established our course, and, largely, Christian men and women have followed Your plans and purposes forward in history. We don’t often think about what You have given us. Then, a story, like the one shared by President Reagan, comes along. As we read the words, it hits us, “We are the most free nation on the earth!” You did that! You gave us this foundation of freedom! Let us not waste it! Certainly, let us share it with those who are able to make it to our shores. If they are persecuted, impoverished, begging to be free, and willing to share their gifts and talents with us, then we embrace them. We will be a better nation for it. Lord, bring the immigrants. Bring those huddled masses, yearning to be free. Bring the harvest of souls from the nations to our shores. Strengthen who we are—America, the melting pot, a beautiful tapestry of freedom, a symbol of freedom in the earth. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

Because of Christ as our foundation, America stands as an example of freedom for the whole world to see!

1 Excerpted from President Ronald Reagan’s Farewell to the Nation, January 11, 1989.

Jul 2019

President Trump is Honoring God and His People

Today, we are sharing some comments by President Trump at the Faith and Freedom Coalition 2019 Conference.

“It’s wonderful to be back here with so many friends, and patriots, pastors, rabbis, and a record number of students. Thank you all for the tireless work that your steadfast support and your daily prayers just — it’s incredible what it’s done.  And just keep them coming. Very important. Keep them coming.

“We’re in an interesting time in our country’s history and we’re doing great.  It’s very fragile. You know, it’s one vote. It’s one Justice. It’s one little thing and it can all change.  You have to be very hard, very vigilant. You have to go out and vote. November 3rd is a big date next year. Mark it down. 

“But I want to thank you for your voice, your time, and your energy.  And to knock on doors and make calls and educate voters and mobilize your fellow Americans, because, with your help, we will soon once again win a historic victory for life, for family, for faith, and for freedom.

“After just two and a half years, our country is soaring, our communities are thriving, our economy is booming perhaps like never before.  We may have the greatest economy in the history of our country. And we are once again defending and promoting our great American values.  

“We are fighting for all Americans and we are embracing the faith community.  We are embracing it like it hasn’t been embraced in many, many years. You know that. We’re greatly uplifting our nation.  When I asked for your support in 2016, Americans of faith were under assault. But the shameful attempt to suppress religious believers ended the day I took the oath of office. And now, by the way, because of what we did with respect to the Johnson Amendment — you know what I’m talking about — our leaders, like all of the people that have been so supportive — our pastors, our ministers, our priests, our rabbis — all of our religious leaders — we’re allowed to speak again.  We’re allowed to talk without having to lose your tax exemption, your tax status, and being punished for speaking. And the people that we most want to hear, our great clergy, is now able to speak without fear of retribution.

“We’re cherishing our nation’s religious heritage once again.  My administration has taken historic action to protect religious liberty. We are protecting the conscience rights of doctors, and nurses, and teachers, and groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor.  We’re with them. 

“We’re preserving our country’s vital tradition of faith-based adoption.  And we are proudly defending the sanctity of life.

“And this could all change very quickly.  Just remember. We’ve done things that nobody thought possible.  We’ve done things that are so good and so righteous and also so fragile.  The wrong person in office — in this office, right here — can change it very quickly.  

“We’re building a society that values the limitless potential of every person.  And we’re strengthening the bonds that tie us together in the wondrous tapestry of creation. 

“With your help, our nation will prosper in the fullness of faith and the glory of liberty.  Our families will be strong. Our children will be free. Our country will be safe. And America will forever remain one proud nation, under God.

“Together, with the love, the prayers, and devotion of everyone in this room, and the millions and millions of patriots all across our land, we will make America great again for all Americans — greater than ever before.

“Above all else, we know this: In America, we don’t worship government; we worship God.

“Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.” (President Donald J. Trump)

“Blessed is the people whose God is the Lord; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12; JUB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for President Trump today. 
  • As you read the excerpts from his speech above, please pray through each item of national concern that he mentions. The tide is turning in many areas of our government and society, but we cannot be complacent. We must press in until the enemy is entirely pushed back. 
  • There is much more to pray for than this. If you click on the links in the introduction of the comments and below, you will see many other national matters for prayer.

Today’s decree:

A nation is blessed whose God is the Lord!

Read the entire Speech here.

Jul 2019

The Simple, Black Robe

“The black robe was not the custom of the nation at its beginning. At the start, judges, including federal judges, including the first justices of the Supreme Court, wore colored robes. They would wear red robes, trimmed in ermine in the custom of British judges. Some of them wore robes in the colors of the academic institutions from which they had graduated. But, John Marshall, who was not our first Chief Justice, but was the foundational, and probably the greatest of the Chief Justices, changed that tradition. At his investiture, he showed up wearing a simple, black robe. Soon thereafter, his brethren, the other members of the Court, followed suit, and today all federal judges wear a simple, black robe.

“So, why do I think that’s important? Why do I feel that is an appropriate symbol of the impersonality of the law? The focus should not be who is deciding a case. The focus shouldn’t be on the judge. The judge shouldn’t be drawing attention to herself or himself. The focus should be on the law. The black robe does not express individuality. A judge should not be deciding cases based on her individual preferences. A black robe symbolizes that all judges share a dedication to the rule of law; that we are engaged in a common enterprise of applying the law, and doing our best job at it. Justice should not turn on what judge you get. It should turn on what the law requires.  

“You might be saying to yourselves, ‘Well, that’s all well and good, but judges are human. Human beings have preferences. Human beings have commitments. How could human beings ever separate out what their personal preferences are from what the law requires?’ I insist that that is possible. It is something that every judge must be vigilant about, but it is possible. That is the nature of the job, and that is the judicial duty.” (Judge Amy Coney Barrett) 

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for impartiality for all of the judges in the United States, from the federal to the municipal level. 
  • Come against impure motives, jadedness, contempt, and complacency. Some of them are tired and they have heard it all. Pray for the salvation of those who need Him.
  • Ask God for righteous judges. Ask the Lord to remove those who are unjust or would take a bribe, or would otherwise operate in unrighteous ways against the people that come before them.
  • Intercede for judges to view cases through the eyes of both the party they are considering ruling for, and the party they are considering ruling against, so they are sure their biases, sympathies, and opinions are not in the forefront of their ruling. (Judge Amy Coney Barrett)

A prayer you can pray:

Father, give us judges like Chief Justice John Marshall, who understood the importance of justice. Human lives are weighed in the balance of courtrooms across the nation on a daily basis. How often is justice served up in the “color” of that judges’ philosophy or political persuasion? How often does a case go all the way to the Supreme Court, and justices there rule according to their own mindset, passion, or public opinion. We say, “Enough!”  We want righteous judges! Save souls, heal hearts and minds, but give us righteous judges. Jesus, You are the one that changes the hearts of men. Holy Spirit, draw lost judges in every courtroom in the land to the Judge of the whole earth. We ask for a harvest of souls in our judiciary system. We are done with judges who rule according to their biases and political persuasions. Give them a revelation of that simple, black robe they wear—a symbol that says they are not there to make a name for themselves, but to uphold the rule of law. Remove those that will not humble themselves. Raise up those who understand the symbolism of their simple, black robe and are able to honestly consider all sides. Let them put themselves aside and judge with righteous judgement. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Give us righteous judges as at the first, Lord!

1 Excerpted from a speech Judge Amy Coney Barrett presented at Hillsdale College in May 2019.

Jul 2019

Judicial Obligation of Duty in the Face of Private Preferences

“I want to share John Adams impression of the British soldiers who had been involved in the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre happened in 1770. At that point, tensions between British colonists and the Crown were high. British soldiers were stationed in Boston. The Bostonians would taunt the soldiers stationed there. That escalated to mobs forming, more taunting, then violence. It ended with the British soldiers firing into the crowd and killing five people. The soldiers were charged with murder and public pressure was that they be lynched. They could not find counsel to represent the soldiers, until John Adams stepped up. He was a patriot and could not have had a lot of sympathy for the British soldiers. However, he believed that it was vital that the British soldiers received a fair trial. He believed that the American cause for self-government would be harmed if Boston justice was not truly just. So, he agreed to represent the soldiers. He was reviled by many Bostonians for doing so. He faced intense public pressure for his decision to represent the enemy. 

“Here is what Adams, himself, had to say about it, ‘I have devoted myself to endless labor and anxiety, if not to infamy and to death, and that for nothing, except what was and ought to be, all in all, a sense of duty.’ John Adams put aside personal preferences. He stood up to public pressure, and he did his duty. Moreover, he did it to the best of his ability. He didn’t do his grudging, minimal best. He did his absolute best. The captain was acquitted, and most of the soldiers were. Those who were not, escaped the death penalty. 

“John Adams did this as a lawyer, adhering to duty in the face of a contrary personal or political preference. A judge is even more so obligated. A judge is obligated to apply the law as it is, and not as they wish it would be. They are obliged to follow the law, even when personal preferences cut the other way, or when they will receive great public criticism for doing so.” (Judge Amy Coney Barrett)

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” (Isaiah 1:17; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for the 9 current Supreme Court Justices.
  • Say, “Our justices will judge with righteous judgement, within the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution. They will judge within the rule of law, and not according to their preference or political persuasion or to avoid public criticism.”
  • Pray regarding religious freedom, “So, what does this all mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us?” (Romans 8:31; TPT)
  • Decree the 1st Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
  • Declare these words from the U.S. Declaration of Independence regarding life, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord and Judge of the whole earth, may the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court feel the weight of the obligation of their office. We say they will judge with righteous judgement, within the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution. They will judge within the rule of law, and not according to their preference or political persuasion or to avoid public criticism. Like our founding father, John Adams, they will understand the impact of justice upon those that come before them seeking justice. Decisions based on anything other than the rule of law can destroy the lives of those seeking it. Father, those decisions can be very hard to make emotionally. We are sure John Adams struggled with this. They can be very unpopular, but that is why we have a constitution to guide us. More and more frequently, religious liberty cases are coming to the Court. More and more often, preborn life issues are winding their way to the Supreme Court. Our Constitution protects those precious lives and our liberty as Believers. God, help these men and women to stay true to their office and fulfill their obligation to the U.S. Constitution. Let them not deviate into emotion and any need for affirmation. Thank you, Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

The 9 justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will apply the law as it is and not as they wish it would be!

1 Excerpted from a speech Judge Amy Coney Barrett presented at Hillsdale College in May 2019.

Jul 2019

Intergenerational Agreement

God has said to me, “Come into agreement and lay hold of those things that I started ‘back then.’ Get your generation to grab the baton and say, ‘We’re going to run the next lap and we’re going to be sure that what He started back then He can finish now.’ When you do that, you are bringing more than just what you can offer.” God said, “That offering produces the synergy of the ages. I will not only add, but I will multiply power to do it.” That’s what synergy is. It’s a biblical term. God loves unity, cooperation, and inter-generational agreement so much that He created a principle that I am not sure anybody can ever fully understand. When the Church works together, across the generations, He multiplies power. If I can lift 100 pounds and you can lift 100 pounds separately, we can lift 300 pounds as we work together. Maybe more. This is because He created this force called synergy.

“He keeps His covenant promises forever and remembers the word He spoke to a thousand generations—The covenant He made with Abraham and His sworn oath to Isaac, his son. Then God confirmed it to Jacob—decreed it so—to Israel He promised a never-ending covenant.” (Psalm 105:8-10; VOICE)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Take a little time each day and read through the documents below. Come into synergistic, inter-generational agreement with what our Founders believed God wanted for our nation and for generations of American citizens that would follow, including you and your household.
  • You can find the Declaration of Independence here.
  •  Go here to find a copy of the U. S. Constitution.
  • Here is the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I come into agreement with the concept of inter-generational synergy. I align myself with the prayers of those who have come before me in this nation. I agree with the plan they laid out for America in our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the U. S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. These are living documents that were written after seeking You for Your direction. Even as they came into a place of holy cooperation with You and one another to form them, I will carry the words forward in intercession and decree day by day. I believe the nation will settle into Your plan once again, as the Ekklesia does this all across the land! In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God keeps His covenant promises forever and remembers the word He spoke to a thousand generations! From generation to generation, America will praise the Lord!

Jun 2019

The Father is Leading Us to Worship in a New Way – Part 12
God Will Reveal HImself in New Ways as He Rearranges Our Worship

“Let’s look at a couple of times when God rearranged worship:

In the garden. He shows us there that work and worship are one. Consider this and realize how far we have fallen. Man was in total communion and worship while they tended the garden. God’s Spirit filled the atmosphere, the sphere, the domain that they were in. Into this, they heard another voice and went and aligned with it. So, God put a curse on what they had to work with. He didn’t curse man. He cursed the ground they were tending and stewarding. Now, there were briars where there were none before. Because they didn’t want to worship God’s way, they had to work with issues in the ground. They had to toil. God did curse the one that shifted them out of worship. He said to the cursed thing, ‘You will crawl on your belly. And, there will come a time that the seed of this woman will worship Me in such a way that their foot comes down on your head.’ Then, he killed an animal in the garden and clothed them in it. He showed us that how we worship reflects our identity.

Abraham – from Ur to Mount Moriah – God said, ‘Abraham, I need someone to come out from where they are, so they can come to know Who I am.’ So, He called Abram out of Ur of the Chaldees, where child sacrifice was the mode of worship. Abram comes into this incredible relationship with the Father, to the point that God changes his identity. God changed his name, as He changed Abram’s identity. However, Abraham never fully broke through until he looked at Him after God’s promises had manifested. When Isaac was 36 years old, the Lord said, ‘Abraham, I want you to bring this son (Isaac) up to Mount Moriah. I want you to give him to me. I want you both to come up here and worship.’ This was the greatest test in Abraham’s life.  Why? Because Isaac was Abraham’s promise from God. Isaac was everything connected to his future. 

Abraham didn’t just go haphazardly about this. He understood the gravity of what God was asking him to do to worship Him. The Bible says Abraham arranged the wood. Then, he bound Isaac, a 36 year-old man, and put him on the wood. Isaac had to submit to the form of worship that God was asking for. Isaac may have been thinking, ‘My Lord, has daddy gone all the way back to child sacrifice?’ But then, all of a sudden, God came down and He rearranged their worship! When we go about our worship, as the Father directs us, all of a sudden God comes down! God was saying, ‘You are not going back to that old worship! You are going to worship in a new way.’ Abraham trusted Him, and God showed up with a new way of worship. He provided the sacrifice and revealed Himself as Jehovan Jireh, Abraham’s Provider.  He will do the same for you. You will always see what you need when you worship His way.” (Chuck Pierce)

“Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ ‘Here I am,’ he replied. Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.'” (Genesis 22:1-2; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • You can choose to stay in an old form of worship, or you can experience God in new ways. 
  • Ask the Lord what that new way is for you.
  • If you are a pastor, worship leader or head of your household, ask the Lord how to lead those under your care into a new form of corporate worship.
  • Ask the Father to reveal Himself to you with fresh revelation, as you worship in the new way He shows you.
  • Expect Holy Spirit manifestations of glory as you worship in new ways.
  • See your new source of provision as you worship His way.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we can stay in the desert in the old ways, eating the old food, wearing our old clothes. Or, we can choose to worship You in new ways, which You show us, and see You in new ways that You reveal to us. Break us free from wilderness worship. Rearrange our worship, Lord. Rearrange it! We are weary of the same old ways of worship. We sing the same songs in the same ways at the same times. We have fallen into rote and form, that age old enemy of the people of God. We expect You to do things a certain way when we worship a certain way, but You are coming to rearrange everything! Show us individually how You desire us to worship You. Show us corporately how to lead in new expressions of worship. Some won’t like it! We can’t care! We want to see new parts of You that we have not seen before. We need to see our way forward. We need to see our next sources of provision. We need to make You known to a new generation. God, come down as we worship You! In Jesus name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God is saying to the Church, “Let My people go, so they can worship Me in Spirit and in Truth!”

Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.

Jun 2019

The Father is Leading Us to Worship in a New Way – Part 10
Praising Him His Way

“This is a year of birthing and overcoming. One time, the Lord said He wanted me to praise Him for 7 days. He told me, ‘I want you to praise Me, because you don’t know how to praise Me. I want you to praise Me, whether you feel like it or not.’ So, for 7 days, I praised Him and I had the congregation join in. At the end of the seven days, Robert Heidler was ecstatic at what God had done. Linda Heidler said, ‘I never could enter into worship. I was struggling, because I wanted a different worship dynamic.’ I said, ‘But, God wanted us to praise! He didn’t want us to come into some exaltation dynamic. He just wanted us to praise Him. Therefore, we will do it 7 more days.’ Well, at the end of that seven days, she was the biggest praiser we had! 

“When my wife, Pam, and I were younger, we were sitting at a banquet at our Baptist church. One of the deacons said to her, ‘You know, I really like you. I just don’t like the way you worship and raise your hands.’ She replied, ‘Mr. Jones, God doesn’t give a rip what you like. He didn’t write the Book around what you like. He wrote the Book to give us a revelation of how to express Himself through us, so we could be like Him, not like you.’ Pam could so freely say that because she had been delivered from her mentality of worship expression. She had not understood before this why I raised my hands in worship. She would say to me, ‘Raising hands in worship is only in the Bible twice.’ I had said to her, ‘Well, who cares?’ Then, all of a sudden, the Spirit of God fell on her. She threw her hands in the air and waved both hands, and God healed her. So, she could look at Mr. Jones that day and say, ‘God didn’t care what I liked. He didn’t care what I thought. He didn’t care that I had a narrow mentality of Him. He delivered me and He can deliver you.’”

“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” (Hebrews 13:15; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Praise the Lord through Psalm 148 below. Let your heart go to a new and fresh place of praise to our Heavenly Father! 
  • Declare Psalm 148 again—over your city, state and the nation.

A prayer you can pray:

Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.
Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
Mountains and all hills;
Fruit trees and all cedars;
Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged fowl;
Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.
Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.
Praise the Lord! (Psalm 148; NASB)

Today’s decree:

Praise our Worthy Father for all things across this set-apart country!

Jun 2019

The Father is Leading Us to Worship in a New Way – Part 9

Are We Worshipping His Way or Ours?

“This year is about moving vision into reality. Look up at Father and say, ‘Father, let me see who You made me to be.’ Quit trying to be who you want to be. That’s what has happened in the Church. We want to worship the way we want to worship. That’s what Cain did. Abel made God preeminent and brought the best sacrifice. Cain brought the sacrifice he wanted to bring. He worshipped in his own way. When that happens, a door opens. Father looked at him and said, ‘Cain, you don’t have to get irked in all this. You can worship me also. You can be just like Abel. If you choose not to, a door of iniquity will open over you.’ So, doors open to us depending on how we worship. I will say it again. The way we choose to worship Him will open one door or the other. It can open a door into a new realm, a new dimension, a new level of wealth expression. Or, it can open a door to iniquity. You can’t break the power of iniquity in your bloodline without worship, because worship is a requirement of preeminence. Now, we can get into patterns of worship, but we lose that sense of preeminence. So, the Lord is saying, ‘Now, I am going to rearrange worship.’ It is so we can bring Him back into preeminence in our lives. We don’t want to decide that we are going to worship a certain way, whether He likes it or not.” (Chuck Pierce)

“After some time Cain brought some of his harvest and gave it as an offering to the Lord. Then Abel brought the first lamb born to one of his sheep, killed it, and gave the best parts of it as an offering. The Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering, but he rejected Cain and his offering. Cain became furious, and he scowled in anger. Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? Why that scowl on your face? If you had done the right thing, you would be smiling; but because you have done evil, sin is crouching at your door. It wants to rule you, but you must overcome it.’” (Genesis 4:3-7; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Break any “Cain” spirit off yourself. Decide that you want to please the Father in your worship. 
  • Say, “Lord, You can decide how I worship You.” 
  • Ask the Lord how He wants you to worship Him. It may have nothing to do with what song you are singing, but it may be an act of worship, or the presenting of an offering, such as we see in this story. 
  • See any open doors to iniquities in your life and lineage begin to close, as you worship Him the way He desires to be worshipped.
  • Call for true worshippers of God to rise up, all across this land!
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ in America to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church and to worship God as He desires to be worshipped. Pray for iniquitous structures to break off the nation and for the blessing and favor of God to increase.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, examine my life and heart and reveal to me any place where, like Cain, I have decided and determined the best way for me to worship You. What have I been thinking? It doesn’t matter what style of music I prefer, what amount I can afford to give, or what position I put my body when I come before You. All that matters is if I am pleasing You. How would You like me to express my worship of Your Holiness? Father, how can I best worship You today? If my self-centeredness has caused a door of iniquity to open over my life, I want it shut. Generational iniquitous doors need to be shut. You know how I need to worship You for that to happen. Let Your Holy Spirit reveal to the churches of America how You desire us to worship You and show Your preeminence, so regional and national iniquitous structures can break off us. I call for the true worshippers of God to rise up and lead the way. Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church! May we exalt You and make You preeminent in every gathering! Let the blessing and favor of the Lord come into this land, as Your people worship You in spirit and in truth. Let true worship rise up from sea to shining sea. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Ekklesia will break free of the spirit of Cain! We will ask the Father how He would like us to worship Him, and the doors of iniquity will close.

Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.

Jun 2019

The Father is Leading Us to Worship in a New Way – Part 8

The Focus of Our Worship is His Worthiness

“Worthy is the Lamb! Worthy is the Lamb! In Revelation 4 and 5, it says, ‘Come up here, John. Let Me show you a different level of worship than is going on in the seven churches around you.’ There are times where we are in a particular form of worship and the Lord says, ‘Come up here and let me show you beyond what your experience is.’ The whole Book of Revelation is a rearrangement of worship and how God is saying, ‘This is how the 7 churches, the predominant churches of the territory and in the world, are worshipping right now. John, come up here.’ Then, John says, ‘I heard the sound of a trumpet, then, all of a sudden, he showed me a door into a new worship room.’ That’s what the Lord is doing right now. He’s saying to us, ‘Come up here. I AM Father. I AM the beginning of worship. I AM the beginning of your expression of worship back to me. Come up here. Let Me show you something.’ Worship is linked with worthiness. Also, God is wealthy. A lot of times, we are expressing our love for Him, because He is wealthy and we want some of His wealth, as opposed to Him just being worthy. This applies to all of us. He wants to give us a portion of His wealth. However, He wants us to understand that He is worthy and He owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Once we understand His worthiness, He opens the door to His wealthiness. He is saying to us now, ‘Come up here and worship in a new way, because I have got a bunch of wealth I need to hand out this year. I can’t give My wealth out, if you won’t allow me to rearrange My worship.’” (Chuck Pierce)

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.” (Revelation 4:11; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship Him in the prayer below. Continue with your own words that express His worthiness.
  • Expect His breakthroughs in your life, but focus on His great worth!
  • Worship Him over America with that same prayer and add your own expression of His worthiness.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we ask You to grant us revelation of Your worthiness. You alone are God. Forgive us when we treat You as One who is common, instead of the magnificent One. You are so worthy of our worship! You are the only one who is! We worship You, Holy Father with Your Word from 1 Chronicles 16: 23-36. 

“Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.

Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him.

Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

Tremble before him, all the earth!

The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, ‘The Lord reigns!’

Let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them!

Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Cry out, ‘Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations; that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.’

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.” 

You are worthy of our worship, wonderful One! We worship You in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power!

Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.

Jun 2019

The Father is Leading Us to Worship in a New Way – Part 7

The Pre-eminence of the Father in Your Life

“Worship is the priority we place on who God is in our life and where He is in our priorities. Put Him first. Seek ye the Kingdom first, and everything else will be added to you. The choices you make determine your priorities. Where is He? How are you choosing Him in your everyday life? That becomes very important in how we worship. Your worship expresses the deity or what is preeminent, in your heart. What comes out of your mouth is what is in your heart. You can capture what is preeminent in your life by hearing what is coming out of your mouth. When you hear some things come out of your mouth, you should be saying, ‘Oh, my goodness. How did that find its way into my soul?’ When you hear it, you can grab hold of the spirit behind it and immediately deal with it. Get it out. That’s why we have people in our lives that God has given us to help us stay in a place of preeminence with the Father. It’s good when you say something and a fellow Believer says to you, ‘That wasn’t right. You just cursed yourself.’ That becomes important as you move forward.” (Chuck Pierce)

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray the prayer below over your personal life.
  • Now, make that your prayer over our nation.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, at times our lives are challenging. Sometimes, we face things we do not understand and that we do not know how to deal with. We see our sinfulness and the enemy tries to make us hide ourselves from you, instead of coming boldly to Your throne of grace.  Keep us worshipping You and reminding ourselves of Your love and commitment. We join together today and pray Psalm 29. We choose to worship You, regardless of our circumstances, for You are worthy! 

“Proclaim his majesty, all you mighty champions, you sons of Almighty God, giving all the glory and strength back to him. Be in awe before his majesty. Be in awe before such power and might! Come worship wonderful Yahweh, arrayed in all His splendor, bowing in worship as he appears in the beauty of holiness. Give him the honor due his name. Worship Him wearing the glory-garments of your holy, priestly calling! The voice of the Lord echoes through the skies and seas. The Glory-God reigns as He thunders in the clouds. So powerful is His voice, so brilliant and bright, how majestic as He thunders over the great waters! His tympanic thunder topples the strongest of trees. His symphonic sound splinters the mighty forests. Now He moves Zion’s mountains by the might of His voice, shaking the snowy peaks with His ear-splitting sound! The lightning-fire flashes, striking as He speaks. God reveals himself when He makes the fault lines quake, shaking deserts, speaking His voice. God’s mighty voice makes the deer to give birth.

His thunderbolt voice lays the forest bare. In His temple all fall before Him with each one shouting, ‘Glory, glory, the God of glory!’ Above the furious flood, the Enthroned One reigns, the King-God rules with eternity at His side. This is the one who gives His strength and might to His people. This is the Lord giving us His kiss of peace.” (Psalm 29; TPT) Thank you, Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

Making the Father our first choice each day will bring freedom to the captives!

Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.

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