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21
Sep 2016

It’s Time to Dream Again

“For many believers their dream of ministry has died in the tomb of hope deferred, or trampled by insecure leaders and other believers, who did not encourage them to pursue their destiny or crushed by the trials of this life. However, your story is not over. God wants you to get into His storyline of redemption that will see the prodigal come home and a lost world saved. It’s time for your heart to beat again for the work of ministry the Lord has called you too. Are you ready? Are you ready to take the risk required to see a God-given dream resurrected? God believes in you. He put His dream within you. He is chasing you today to fulfill His destiny in your life. Begin to declare today, ‘He is my hope, He is my life and He is my source.’ Tell you heart to beat again.” (Ken Malone)1

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.” (1 Peter 1:3-6; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Receive the Lord’s balm of Gilead to your heart’s wounds if your dreams have died for the reasons stated above. Let Holy Spirit minister to you.
  • Read 1 Peter 1:3-6 and pray it into your life. See God as your heart’s shield, your Savior, and your hope.
  • Tell your heart to beat again and tell the Lord you are ready to risk dreaming again. Get a pen and paper out and ask Him to resurrect those dreams.
  • If you feel you have never had a dream from God for your future in His Kingdom, get that pen and paper ready. Ask Him for one now.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, my heart is a bit shut down due to so many attacks against me and the dream(s) you have given me. Pour the balm of Gilead over my heart and heal it, Lord. Heal my emotions. As I pray 1 Peter 1:3-6 over my life, help me to know You as my heart’s shield, my Savior and the hope of my life. I command my heart to beat again! I want to risk dreaming with You, Lord. Resurrect dreams I have allowed to die. Give me new, fresh dreams of things we can accomplish together for this nation! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree my heart will beat again and I will dream together with God for my city and nation and watch those dreams come true!

You can read more here and learn more about Ken Malone here.


20
Sep 2016

The Apostolic Model

“I recently heard Apostle Barbara Yoder say, ‘The local church model gathers the community for a Sunday morning service.  We have gauged success by how many we can gather.  However, the Apostolic Center model sends the believer into the community.’  What a vast difference.  The Apostolic Center model EMPOWERS the believer and sends them out to do the work of the ministry.” (Ken Malone)1

“And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:12; BSB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that the Lord will grant revelation to local church pastors that they can be equippers of their congregants!
  • Pray for those attending local churches that they would become dissatisfied with simply being taught the Word and would have a hunger to be equipped to go and serve Christ in their communities.
  • Intercede for the Church to desire to advance the Kingdom of God in their city.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, You taught us that church leadership is to equip the body of Christ for the work of service, not just to serve within a local congregation, but wherever You send us! Make us hungry, Lord, to be equipped. Help us want more than learning basic biblical principles on Sunday mornings on how to be a better Christian. We want to be equipped! Raise up the equipping apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists. Let us get out there in our communities and advance Your kingdom everywhere we go! In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church is moving from gathering Believers to equipping and sending them into the community!

You can read more here and learn more about Ken Malone here.


19
Sep 2016

Every Vision Matters

“For generations the focus within the four walls of the church has been on one person’s vision. That person was the one in the pulpit. Their vision was exalted above everyone else’s vision. The congregation existed to serve the vision of the head. Many within the church have been given a vision by the Lord.  The vision that they have is one part of a divine plan to see Christ’s kingdom on display in the earth.  What if everyone in the church was doing their God given dream?  What would happen in your city if each believer was accomplishing the vision the Lord gave them?” (Ken Malone)1

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you… This is written to all believers. Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.  And these signs will accompany those who have believed.” (Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:15 and 17; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you have been in a leadership role and demanded that congregants or staff and associates only go where you are going, repent.
  • If you are one who has had their vision shut down by a leader who believed that only the vision of the head should be accomplished, forgive.
  • Do you know what your God-given vision is? If so, ask God how to step out and pursue it, even if leadership is not okay with you doing so.
  • Some in the Body of Christ are called to help carry another’s vision. If that’s you, do so with your whole heart! The Lord will bless you richly as you serve.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I repent for believing that only a senior leader’s vision matters. I forgive those who may have been in leadership and blocked me from moving forward to advance Your Kingdom, instead of helping me do so. Forgive me when I have limited You due to my limiting mindset. Change it, Lord! Sharpen my vision and grant me boldness to accomplish it as You start to open those supernatural doors ahead of me. My city, state and nation are about to change! Lead and guide and direct me, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Every Believer’s vision that was given by God to them is critical to the advancement of God’s Kingdom and I will help make that a reality.

You can read more here and learn more about Ken Malone here.


17
Sep 2016

Choosing to Appeal to Heaven

In the days of the Appeal to Heaven flag’s genesis, the American colonists had no chance of winning a war with the world’s greatest empire, Great Britain. “Chance,” however, lost its relevance once they chose an appeal to heaven over conceding to fate. When those ill-prepared and poorly equipped revolutionaries appealed for assistance to the Giver of inalienable rights, the tide turned. When they agreed to come under God’s governance and honor His ways, He who “governs in the affairs of men,” as Ben Franklin stated at the Constitutional Convention, did just that.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock; and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Are you given to conceding to fate, just letting things work themselves out, or waiting to see what will happen? If so, repent. God wants us involved in His plans and purposes!
  • Are your circumstances challenging, even ridiculously hard? Remember our nation’s founders. Tell the Lord you will not look at circumstances or what you have or don’t have, but you will pray and believe! Cry out to God for the faith to believe what He says!
  • Pray the same way over a problem America faces. Pick any subject where you feel you can intercede with passion and compassion. Go for it—appeal to heaven! And, expect heaven’s miracle answers!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, forgive me when I fall into apathy and feel like “what can I do about it?” My problems are hard and sometimes seem impossible. The problems this nation faces overwhelm me at times. I get tired of thinking about the challenges! Forgive me, Lord, because I am forgetting that You care more about these things than I do! You want to do something about it! All you want me to do is pray with fervency and ask and press in and knock and knock and knock! Passion doesn’t stop appealing to heaven until we see the answer is secure! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will appeal to heaven on behalf of our nation and God will intervene just as He has done in the past!


16
Sep 2016

Our Stability

We need God to show up! That’s what a Great Awakening is about – God showing up. We don’t need a great outpouring of emotion, although some may be emotional. We need change – change of hearts and lives, and societal change. We need confidence in Christ, wholeness and perseverance.

“People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit.” (Isaiah 26:3; The Message)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Call for God to come to America.
  • Tell Him you will not stop until You see Him moving in unprecedented measure!
  • Thank Him for the multitudes of souls that will be saved and the change to society that is coming to America, as a result.

A prayer you can pray:

God, come to America! Look at us, Lord. We are in desperate need of You. Look at us, Lord. We have moved far from You. I will not stop crying out until I see your move. I will persevere in intercession for as long as it takes. Thank You for all of those who will be saved in this move of God. Thank You for the changes You are making in our nation Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God is about to show up in a third Great Awakening in America!


15
Sep 2016

The Prayer God Can’t Resist

God calls David a man after His own heart. Yet, we see David live a life that’s far from perfect. Doesn’t it make you wonder why God makes this proclamation about him? Do you ever wonder if God can really use you with all of your sin and imperfection? Pray David’s prayer in Psalms 86:11 and know it is a prayer God will answer.

“Unite my heart to fear Your name.” (Psalms 86:11c; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Remember David and bring to the Lord your sin, insecurities and fears.
  • Ask the Lord to help you, to unite your divided heart and put you in fresh awe of Him!
  • Know that He answers this prayer, as He wants you fully His! He has a plan and wants you to be a part of it!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, forgive me my sin, insecurity and fear. I need your help, Jesus. I desire to do your will and my heart is not always fully yours. Heal the division in my heart, so I may know You more, hear You more clearly and put You first. I want to be in awe of You again! Unfold the plan You have for me and for this nation and let me participate in what you are doing! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God will focus my heart 100% on Him and on His will!


14
Sep 2016

You have Permission

“If you love Jesus, you have permission to pray for the sick.” (Bill Johnson) You have all of the permission you need from God to work the works that Jesus did. You received that permission the day you said yes to Him for the very first time. When you made Jesus the Lord of your life, you entered His Kingdom and you received everything He has to offer. Let’s get to it!

“We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work.” (John 9:4; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord that you have permission to work the works that Jesus did.
  • Read John chapter 9 and Acts chapters 3 and 4. Miracles open doors to share the gospel.
  • Ask the Lord to give you clear moments and great boldness to pray for the sick—outside the walls of the church, as you go about your regular day.
  • Be ready to tell people about this Jesus that healed them. Watch His name spread from one person to another across this land!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for the reminder that I don’t need any more permission to pray for the sick than what You have already given me in Your Word. Healing the sick makes hearts open to hear more about Jesus. Give me a divine setup today to pray for someone who is sick. The results are Yours, but I am believing You want to heal the sick and that You want to use me as a conduit of Your love to others so that they will worship You, too! Let Jesus’ name be raised up everywhere across this nation! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus loves me and has already given me permission to heal the sick!


13
Sep 2016

Consecrated Ones

Periodically, the Lord will pour out an anointing of consecration on a generation. It is a wave of Holy Spirit led holiness. A hunger for the Word and a thirst for righteousness grabs hold of the people, especially the young. In this wave of passion for the Lord, apathy flees. A cry for the hearts of the fathers to turn to the children rises. The effects of sin on the generation suddenly break and the beauty of freedom from sin washes over them, instead. These are those God launches into the harvest fields of the nation and the earth.

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to create a passion and hunger for the Word of God in this generation.
  • Pray that this hunger for the Word will cause a wave of consecration, righteousness and holiness to take the place of religiosity in the American Church.
  • Intercede for this generation to have the effects of fatherlessness, condemnation from sin and shame broken off of them in a moment!
  • Decree that these Nazarites will be launched into the harvest here and abroad!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we ask that biblical illiteracy would be broken off of the young generation. We’re asking that Your Word would take first place in their lives. We’ve seen glimpses in years past and we ask for another wave of consecration to come. Burning fiery ones, God! Nazarite consecration on a generation. Let Your Word be esteemed again in this generation. We break apathy and fatherlessness, condemnation and shame off of them and we release them to be who You made them to be. Let them take the gospel to the nation and the farthest reaches of the earth. In Jesus’ Name, amen. (Matt Lockett)1

Today’s decree:

This shall be a consecrated generation passionate about and filled with the Word of the Lord and reaping an unprecedented harvest of souls in the United States and the nations of the earth!

1 Learn more about Matt Lockett here.


12
Sep 2016

Call For the Cafeteria Preachers

In March of 2016, a teenager by the name of Skyler Miller felt led of the Lord to preach to fellow students right on campus at Logan High School in West Virginia. This young preacher knew the touch of God—he had been healed twice of leukemia. His boldness sparked a revival that has spread across West Virginia. Skyler is careful not to attribute the whole thing to his preaching, as the Lord clearly poured out in other places, as well, but as far as anyone can tell this bold young man was the Firestarter in his state. So much so that the secular media has reported on it. Who will be next?!

“As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.'” (Romans 10:11; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Boldly ask the Lord to raise up young men and women filled with the Holy Spirit who will unashamedly preach the gospel in their schools.
  • Go on, name the high schools and junior highs in your city right now and call for revival there.
  • Open the way for them in prayer. Pray for God to prepare hearts. Pray for receptive teachers and administrators. Pray for the hardest hearts and most challenging students to be radically saved and delivered, so there is no doubt that this is an awakening move of God!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we ask for an awakening in the high schools of America. We call forth the cafeteria preachers in the United States. Bring forth the lunchroom preachers to reverse the curse in the land. And if the administration pulls one down, God, we ask that two would take their place. Awakening in the high schools! Awakening in the junior highs! Raise up historic revivals in the schools, God! I call for revival in my local schools (name them by name.) (Matt Lockett)1

Today’s decree:

We make a decree that nothing will not be able to stop the awakening wildfire that is about to be unleashed through the students preaching the gospel of Christ in their schools!

1 Learn more about Matt Lockett here.


11
Sep 2016

The 15th Anniversary of 9/11

There are shift points in history. These are moments in time where life was one way before certain events occurred and different forever after they happened. September 11, 2001 was a shift point in American history. It was also a shift point in global terrorism. What our nation never thought could happen, indeed had not transpired for over 200 years, was a reality—an act of war on American soil. And now we experience personal and national grief each year as we remember more than 3000 souls were lost. More than 10% of them were emergency responders.

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4; KJV) “The Lord defends those who suffer; he defends them in times of trouble.” (Psalm 9:9; NCV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • 9/11 was a shift point in American history. Mourn with those who mourn today—the families and friends of the more than 3000 people who died and the many thousands who have died from related illness since.
  • Jesus’ death on the cross was a shift point in human history. Thank the Lord that He knows the sting of death and He has enough compassion to comfort every individual and the nation as a whole. Ask Him to heal each heart.
  • Pray for emergency responders across the nation and around the world who continue to deal with threats of terrorism. Pray they uncover every plot and plan to cause harm. Pray for their safety.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, today is a day of national mourning for the United States of America. We mourn with those who mourn the loss of loved ones on 9/11 and those lost since, whose bodies or minds were affected by the aftermath, many of whom were emergency responders and the military. May we not mourn forever, Lord. Comfort our people. Heal the hearts of the hurting. Heal bodies and minds. We know You understand. We thank You for Your protection over us that this will never be repeated again. Lead police and other investigators to uncover every plot against our nation. Lord, we put our trust completely in You. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We humbly put our trust completely in the Lord to save us.


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