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27
Sep 2019

Protecting Religious Freedom 

“As President, protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities and always has been. Last year, our Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, hosted the first-ever Ministerial to Advance International Religious Freedom.

“In this year’s ministerial, Secretary Pompeo announced plans to create the International Religious Freedom Alliance — an alliance of like-minded nations devoted to confronting religious persecution all around the world.

“I’ve appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. We’re standing up for almost 250 million Christians around the world who are persecuted for their faith. It is estimated that 11 Christians are killed every day for the following — I mean, just think of this: Eleven Christians a day, for following the teachings of Christ. Who would even think that’s possible in this day and age? 

“With us today is Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was imprisoned in Turkey for a long period of time. Last year, my administration was thrilled to bring him back home after a very short and respectful negotiation with a very strong man — and a man who has become a friend of mine, fortunately — President Erdoğan of Turkey.

“I called the President, and I said, ‘He’s an innocent man.’ We’ve been trying to get Andrew out for a long time. ‘But I want to thank President Erdoğan, and I want to thank you, Pastor, for being here with us today. We did a good job with that negotiation, Andrew. You got back. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty. But you got back. And we’re proud of you. You have a great family. And the love — when Andrew came back, the love from so many people, it was — actually, I hadn’t seen anything quite like it.” (President Trump)

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and establishment of the International Religious Freedom Alliance. Pray that many nations of the earth will desire to commit to setting standards of religious freedom in their nations.
  • Pray against anti-Semitism in America and the nations of the earth. It is the root of racism and many other evil things done to man.
  • Intercede for the persecuted Church. You can find stories and tools to help you here.
  • Thank the Lord for the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey last year. Pray for his grace, strength, relationships, and livelihood to be restored. Ask God to move on President Erdoğan’s heart to let every religious captive in Turkey go free.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I thank You for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the idea he had to begin the Ministerial for the Advancement of Religious Freedom. How moving it was to be in that room and hear the stories of those around the world who have been persecuted for their faith. What a shock to know this is happening all over the world in this day and age! I pray that all of the heads of state who heard the testimonies were moved to go back to their respective nations and work to enact legislation to end religious persecution in their nations. Let them join their nations to the International Religious Freedom Alliance. Lord, end ant-Semitism. Almost every nation has some form of it. Hatred for Your people must stop. Jealousy, envy, and every other emotion against them must stop. Racism and all kinds of other evil practices can be found where the Jews are persecuted. We pray also for the persecuted Church worldwide. People like Pastor Andrew Brunson are held in prisons around the world for no other reason than some country’s laws don’t want them worshiping Jesus. Or, they don’t want them talking about Jesus or sharing His Life and Light with others there. Thank You for bringing Pastor Brunson home. Thank You for convicting President Erdoğan and moving on him to set Pastor Brunson free. Give us more opportunities to share the gospel message. Protect our freedom of religion across the world, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus, set the persecuted Christian captives free!
Excerpted from “Remarks by President Trump at the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom | New York, NY”, 09/23/2019.


26
Sep 2019

President Trump Remarks on Religious Freedom

“The United States is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.

“Regrettably, the religious freedom enjoyed by American citizens is rare in the world. Approximately 80 percent of the world’s population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened, restricted, or even banned. And when I heard that number, I said, “Please go back and check it because it can’t possibly be correct.” And, sadly, it was. Eighty percent.

“As we speak, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Yazidis, and many other people of faith are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured, and even murdered, often at the hands of their own government, simply for expressing their deeply held religious beliefs. So hard to believe.

“Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution.  

“To stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief, protect the vulnerable, the defenseless, and the oppressed, America stands with believers in every country who ask only for the freedom to live according to the faith that is within their own hearts.” (President Trump)

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • The founders of the United States of America understood that the only way for a Christian nation to have freedom to follow Christ, freedom for all religions must be guaranteed. Therefore, the first Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Thank the Lord for our founders’ wisdom.
  • Thank the Lord that we are free, as Christians in America, to worship Him, to freely preach the Gospel, to share our faith with others, and to walk out our faith without fear of retribution most of the time.
  • People of other faiths are also free to convert to Christianity here in America. This can only be the case when we allow everyone the freedom to choose to worship in any way they want. Pray that many would choose Christ.
  • Pray that other nations would embrace religious freedom as a culture. This will allow for many more opportunities to share the love of Christ with so many more people.
  • Pray for the release of those imprisoned for their faith around the world. You can read more about the persecuted Church here.

A prayer you can pray:

God, You gave our founding fathers a unique wisdom when they wrote our founding documents. They made clear that the United States was to be founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions. In order for Christians to worship freely in America, all people must be granted the freedom to do so. God doesn’t want us to force others to convert to Christianity. He wants us all choose to love and worship His Son, Jesus. We can share the Gospel here in America without being afraid of going to jail or of being tortured or killed. Lord, we want that for every nation on the earth. We bless President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Ambassador Sam Brownback who are asking the nations of the earth to take steps to advance religious freedom and end religious persecution. This will open the door for further advancement of Your Gospel message. It will free those imprisoned for their faith around the globe. Lord, we pray for the persecuted Church around the world today. Set the captives free, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

“Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution.”

Excerpted from “Remarks by President Trump at the United Nations Event on Religious Freedom | New York, NY”, 09/23/2019.


25
Sep 2019

See You at the Pole – A Growing Youth Movement

A few months (after the first See You at the PoleTM gathering), a group of youth ministers from all over the country gathered together for a national conference in Colorado. Many of them reported that their students had heard about the prayer movement in Texas and were equally burdened for their schools. No other events had been planned, but it was clear that students across the country would be creating their own national day of student prayer. There was no stopping them.

On September 11, 1991, at 7:00 a.m., an estimated one million students gathered at school flagpoles all over the country. From Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, from North Dakota to the tip of Texas, students came together to pray. Some sang, some read Scripture, but most importantly, they prayed. Like those first students, they prayed for their schools, for their friends, for their leaders, and for their country.

As in all great movements of prayer, See You at the Pole™ did not begin in the hearts of people. It began in the heart of God. God used the obedience of a small group of teenagers to ignite what has become an international movement of prayer among young people.

Since 1991, See You at the Pole™ has grown to God-sized proportions. Within the first few years, the movement began to spread to other nations through missionaries from the U.S. Now each year, an estimated 1 million students from all over the world participate in See You at the Pole™. Students in more than 64 countries have participated. In places like Canada, Korea, Japan, Turkey, and the Ivory Coast, students are responding to God and taking seriously the challenge to pray.

“According to your faith let it be done to you.” (Matthew 9:29; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Call for a student-led Great Awakening Movement in our nation’s schools.
  • Intercede for all those things that accompany revival, such as fervent prayer, Bible studies rising up, discipleship between teachers and students, etc., to rise up in our schools.
  • Say, “Let the sleeping giant, called the Church, awaken and engage the Lord and His harvest!”
  • Ask God to give His young emerging leaders a supernatural spiritual maturity and so be an example of the Believers.This will expand the move of God quickly in the school system.

A prayer you can pray:

“Thank you, Lord, for your prophetic promise that we are on the verge of the greatest revival ever… and this nation is about to see the glory of God and another Great Awakening! As we stand in faith before you for these promises, we obey Your command to pray fervently that You would send workers into our schools and universities where the harvest indeed is plentiful! Thank You for every Christian student and teacher You have placed in our schools; we pray that You would stir them up and help them resolve that this coming school year they will get to know You in a deeper way, to walk more closely with You, and be an example of character and righteousness and to show love and compassion to those around them. We fervently pray that You would awaken the “sleeping giant” of Your Church to become actively engaged in their local schools and our education system. Help us see this harvest field in our own backyards and find meaningful ways to serve and reach our schools. We pray for the young student evangelists on campus. We ask for you to remove all fear of their peers, compromise and any intimidation from them. We pray that they would walk in an anointing to preach the Gospel with power, and we pray that they would see a flood of undeniable healings and miracles on campuses when they pray for others. Thank you for the Christian students who will step into leadership roles. We bless them and ask for a deep spiritual maturity, unshakeable courage, the zeal of the Lord, and that You would not let them be distracted from their high calling in You. Please give the students of America a great hunger for Your Word! May thousands of Bible studies and prayer groups spring up on campuses across our nation and around the world, led by young teachers and pastors like Timothy; students who are wise beyond their years, faithful to the truth, and effective apologists for the gospel. Release the fivefold ministry (Eph 4:11) in our schools we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.” (BridgeBuilders International)

Today’s decree:

Let the student-led prayer movements expand across the nation and around the globe!

Learn more about See You at the PoleTM here.
Learn more about BridgeBuilders and their prayer resources here.


24
Sep 2019

See You at the Pole Tomorrow!

A small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, came together for a DiscipleNow weekend in early 1990. They came seeking God and little did they know how powerfully He was about to move. On Saturday night, their hearts were penetrated like never before, when they became broken before God and burdened for their friends. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night. Not knowing exactly what to do, they went to the school flagpoles and prayed for their friends, schools, and leaders. Those students had no idea how God would use their obedience.

God used what He did among those teenagers and others who were holding similar prayer meetings at their schools to birth a vision in the hearts of youth leaders across Texas. The vision was that students throughout Texas would follow these examples and meet at their school flagpoles to pray simultaneously. The challenge was named, “See You at the Pole”™ at a brainstorming session during a meeting of key youth leaders. The vision was shared with 20,000 students in June 1990 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas.

Only God had envisioned how many students would step up to the challenge. At 7:00 a.m. on September 12, 1990, more than 45,000 teenagers met at school flagpoles in four different states to pray before the start of school. Reports came into a toll-free number for days after the first event. 

God is continuing to call His people to repentance and prayer. Countless inspiring testimonies of how He has used See You at the Pole™ to bring students to Christ and to change lives affirm God’s power to answer those who cry out to Him in humble dependence. Bible clubs, weekly prayer meetings, and other ministries have begun on campuses where students participated in See You at the Pole™

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Dedicate your local schools to the Lord. Name them by name.
  • Invite Him into the schools. He has been often rejected, starting with the removal of prayer in the schools.
  • Welcome His truth, righteousness, love, and peace to permeate the atmosphere of the schools and the hearts of those that are there all day long.
  • Declare that what is taught in our schools is constitutional and honors our freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
  • Pray for the students. Pray protection over them, including physical, emotional, and spiritual protection.
  • Intercede for a sweeping move of salvations and baptisms in His Holy Spirit.
  • Commit to stand alongside the students as they lead the way in prayer and evangelism in their schools.

A prayer you can pray:

Today, in the name of Jesus, we dedicate our schools to You. As students, parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, and the watchmen of the nation we ask that You would be the Lord over our schools: from our preschools to elementary and middle schools to our high schools. We also dedicate all homeschools and private schools to You. We invite You, Lord, and the power and conviction of the Holy Spirit into every classroom in our city and state. We say that You are welcome in our schools and we open the door to Your transforming Presence. We welcome Your truth and righteousness into our curriculum. We invite Your love and peace into the atmosphere of our schools. We pray that what is taught in our schools is constitutional and that the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion will be upheld and protected in our classrooms. We declare that teachers and administrators will not be antagonistic toward any students or other teachers and administrators who uphold Christian values. Give every student the opportunity this school year to hear the message of Your love and salvation. Father God, we commit to come alongside our young people and support them as they engage in fervent prayer for their schools today in Jesus’ name. Amen. (Bridgebuilders)

Today’s decree:

Let America’s students find You and fulfill their God-given destinies!

Learn more about See You at the PoleTM here.

Learn more about BridgeBuilders and their prayer resources here.


23
Sep 2019

Decreeing Our Way to the Exact Right Time

God said this to me one day, “Eventually, time catches up to My decree.” See, God decrees the end from the beginning. We have come to a point where that is happening. Hundreds and thousands, even millions of prayers have been prayed. Thousands of prophecies have been spoken for regions and nations and individuals. We pray for a chronos season, then we reach a kairos time. This is an appointed time where we have the opportunity to see what we have been praying come to pass. Galatians 6:9 is telling us that we obtain ownership over a matter (reaping a harvest at the exact right time) when we keep going and don’t stop. All of heaven has been waiting for this season for a long time.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for His marvelous qualities! 
  • Thank Him for what He is doing in this season in this nation.
  • Talk with Him about the rewards of persistence.
  • Say,  “Lord, Your Kingdom has come and Your will is being done in this land.”
  • Say, “Root of promises to this nation, spring up with full life again.”
  • Say, “The purposes of God will prevail. Be created! Come into being! Be!”
  • Make any other declarations and decrees about this season that He lays on your heart.

A prayer you can pray:

Thank You, Lord, for You keep covenant and mercy. Thank You for Your destiny over this nation. Thank You that we get to be a part of this nation that gets to represent You to all of the other nations of the world. The giants have come and tried to steal the destiny of this nation. However, from this land of covenant, we decree that the giants will fall. You will prevail and we say, “Your Kingdom has come and Your will is being done in this land.” We say, “Root, spring up with full life again. ‘Where the tree has been cut off, it springs up at the scent of water,’ it says in Job. The Word of God will prevail. The purposes of God will prevail. Be created! Come into being! Be!” This is our kairos moment, our moment of breaking through. We say, “Let Your wind blow and Your fire come to the cities and the rural areas of this nation, to the government of this nation, to the churches of this nation. Let Your fire come to the colleges and the universities of this nation.” We say, “Let the cyclone of Holy Ghost wind blow through this land. Nothing can stop it! No demon, no principality, no curse from the past, nothing can stop it.” Lord, You are reconnecting. You are healing the breaches. You are connecting the generations, so we can move forward now in the synergy of the ages. So we say, “Lord, let the heavens now open, and the Spirit of Revelation come once again to America in Jesus’ name.” Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are at the right time moment for miracles and breakthrough in this nation!


22
Sep 2019

Agreeing With Justice Ginsburg

“No doubt, we disagree with Justice Ginsburg on many, many, many fronts. However, have you found yourself in recent months surprised that – in some respects – she agrees with you?

“Ginsburg Opposes Liberal Calls for Packing the Supreme Court. She stated:

“’Well, if anything, it [court packing] would make the court appear partisan. It would be that one side saying, ‘when we’re in power, it was only to enlarge the number of judges so we will have more people who will vote the way we want them to,’ …. ‘So I am not at all in favor of that solution.’[1]

“Ginsburg Honors Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. In the midst of liberal opposition to Justice Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, Ginsburg painted a different picture several weeks ago:

“‘I can say that my two newest colleagues [Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch] are very decent and very smart individuals.’[2]

“Ginsburg Explained the Essential Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Cross Case. This summer Justice Ginsburg wrongly voted against keeping the cross on public land, yet her opinion did give us a clear picture of the true meaning of the cross:

“‘The Latin cross is the foremost symbol of the Christian faith … embodying the ‘central theological claim of Christianity: that the son of God died on the cross, that he rose from the dead, and that his death and resurrection offer the possibility of eternal life.’[3]

“There are many things for which we cannot and should not thank Justice Ginsburg, but surprisingly some of her recent actions are praiseworthy. For those things, we thank you Justice Ginsburg.” (Phillip Jauregi) [4]

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for Justice Ginsburg’s nonpartisan comments. This is how members of the Supreme Court should conduct themselves – with impartiality.
  • Our Supreme Court Justices are not supposed to be politically motivated in their decisions. They are supposed to put aside their political persuasions and simply decide if a law or lower court ruling is constitutional or not. Thank the Lord that this very liberal judge clearly and publicly stated that. 
  • Bless her for honoring the other Justices on the Court. The Justices should be able to respect one another as competent Justices, even when they philosophically disagree. 
  • Pray that the Supreme Court would return itself to its limited governmental role.
  • Pray for each of the nine Supreme Court Justices. Click here for the full list.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord and Judge of the whole earth, we want to thank you for something Justice Ruth Bader Ginsgburg said recently. She stated that she was against impartiality in judges and that the courts should not be packed with people of one political persuasion over another. We are not blessing some of the work she has done on the Supreme Court, which we believe to be against Your law and which our Constitution does not support. We are thank you that she stated the danger in political parties choosing justices based on their politics. Justices should be chosen on their ability to decide if a law or lower court ruling is constitutional or not. Father, return the Court to its original role. Let the Justices make the decision to limit itself. Lord, won’t You introduce Justice Ginsburg and the other 8 Justices to You? Let Philippians 4:8 come alive to them. Justice Ginsburg clearly stated the Gospel message. Open her heart to embrace it as her own. Do this for every other justice in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Supreme Court Justices will limit themselves to a non-partial role of deciding if a law or lower court ruling is constitutional or not.

[1] Devan Cole, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘I am very much alive’,” CNN, July 24, 2019; available at: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/24/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-health/index.html

[2] Veronica Stracqualursi, “Ruth Bader Ginsburg defends Kavanaugh, Gorsuch as ‘very decent and very smart’,” CNN, July 26, 2019; available at: https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/26/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-kavanaugh-gorsuch/index.html

[3] The American Legion v. American Humanist Assoc., 588 U.S. ___ (2019) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting) (June 29, 2019). (Emphasis added.)

[4] Learn more about Phillip Jauregi here.


21
Sep 2019

Lining the Nation Back Up With Its Covenant

“Jacob had to wrestle with God until He could see God. We have to be willing to wrestle in a way that the powers and principalities controlling this country and God’s covenant plan are broken away. We must wrestle to get back into God’s plan of covenant and to move forward in and accelerate that covenant. We do not want something ruling us in the next government that further removes the plan of freedom that God set in this land. We need to ask God to start shifting us right now. We need to ask God to repoint the compass of New England toward the heavens. New England needs to come back to its roots. It has strayed far from the place it began as the birthplace of the covenant with God for America and we need to call it back into its proper alignment.” (Chuck Pierce)

“O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to your servants who walk before you with all their heart.” (1 Kings 8:23; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray the prayer below.

A prayer you can pray:

God, you set a course for America when you sent persecuted Christians to its shores. They came as a people in covenant with You. They made a verbal and written formal covenant with You when they landed. That covenant still stands in Your eyes. You never forget covenants. You never break them. You mean what You say. You led them to write those words and You meant them to pray them and commit to them. When we move away from a covenant we make with You, it’s like there is a bend in our history. We need to straighten that out. Bent places are weakened places. Sin causes bent places. Sinful bents need straightened out. So, Lord, we call for the New England Believers to get in the gap and realign things in the Spirit. We will come alongside and help them. We will worship until heaven and earth line up! Correct our history, as we worship You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are calling New England to properly align with God’s original covenant for America!


20
Sep 2019

Division Breeds Rebellion

If the Church in America could ever get past the doctrinal issues which separate them and work together, we would be a formidable force in the nation. A religious spirit is at the root of that. Satan releases that spirit to keep us divided and so we’ll make things harder on ourselves. If we could ever get in unity and pray together and work together to expand God’s dream in this nation, we would experience true freedom and liberty.

Let’s go back to the garden. Eve saw that the fruit on the forbidden tree was desirable to make her wise. The word for desirable is “chamad”. What it means is “ungoverned desire” or “covet”. It is freedom or liberty without restraint. See, Adam and Eve were supposed to have always stayed under His government. When desire comes out from under God’s government, you have liberty with license. You end up losing your liberty, because you have refused to have a government over your liberty and that will land you in a bad ending. Think, “If I ignore the law and drink and drive, I’ll go to jail.” So, America has become a rebellious nation in some ways, because the people have begun to want liberty without restraint. God is saying, “I am trying to recapture a nation’s heart and I’m going to do that through a Third Great Awakening, so I can bring the people back under Me. Then, they can bring those desires back under My Lordship and we can get on to dreaming together as friends.”

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:11-14; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Say, “A new birth, a re-birth, is coming to America.”
  • Say, “Your Jacob nature, America, is going to be dealt with. You are once again going to say, ‘He is My God. He is not just the God of my daddy or my great granddaddy or my great-great-granddaddy. He’s my God!’” 
  • Command this nation to shift back into its original calling to send the Gospel to the nations. That was God’s dream.
  • Call for Him to come to Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and the islands of the sea! Call for revival, renewal, and awakening!
  • Say, “Come back to this nation and arrest this nation from its prodigal ways and move us back to dreaming with You!”

A prayer you can pray:

We say, “A new birth, a re-birth, is coming. We say, “Your Jacob nature, America, is going to be dealt with. You are once again going to say, ‘He is My God. He is not just the God of my daddy or my great granddaddy or my great great granddaddy. He’s my God!’” You are going to do such a deep work in us that You can get on with The Dream. Not only are we going to see harvest, but we are going to see a shift in the heart of a nation again. We are also going to see a shift back into the calling of this nation to be a people you can dream through, and You will be able to use us even more to recapture the family all over the planet! You’re going to come to Asia. You’re coming to Europe. You’re coming to Africa. You are coming to the islands of the sea, to South America, to North America, because there is a huge harvest waiting for You! You are going to get the family back! So, Lord, we willing bow the knee at Penuel. We willingly bow the knee. We say, “Come back to this nation and arrest this nation from its prodigal ways and move us back to dreaming with You!” We humble ourselves before you, King Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:


God is MY God and I am dreaming with Him for America’s destiny!


19
Sep 2019

God’s Covenantal Friends

I find it fascinating that God took Abraham on a journey where the places He took him helped to tell the story. The most significant place He took Abraham was Hebron. It was so significant that Abraham and Sarah are buried there. The picture meaning of Hebron, not the literal meaning, is “covenantal friendship”. In a covenant, you are all in. Everything you have belongs also to the other forever. This is not a contract. It is a relationship, a friendship. This is how marriage is meant to be. 

Adam and Eve are buried at Hebron. God didn’t just want to make people that could serve Him. God had wanted friends; covenantal friends that He could run with and dream with. He wanted an eternal family. I’m reminding us of all this, because sometimes we get in the fray of taking a nation back. We can forget that what God really wants for America, and especially the Church in America, is He wants us to be a nation of His friends in the earth. There’s a war on the earth over God’s dream. Satan is trying to stop it, but God won’t stop, and His friends, the Church, are helping Him do that.

“But you are my servant Israel, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the descendant of Abraham, my dear friend.” (Isaiah 41:8; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Desire to be the friend of God.
  • Consider looking up the words “friend”, “covenant”, and “relationship”. Let the revelation sink deep and spend a minute talking to God about this.
  • Friends of God have great influence with Him when they pray. Worship Him.
  • Pray that President Trump would become friends with the Lord.
  • Friends of God have great influence over the enemy. Intercede for the Church to know how to take authority over the enemy’s attacks against our families and  this nation.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we want to be your friends. We want to be those You share Your heart with, Your dreams with. We want to help You fulfill Your Dreams. We entered into an eternal covenant with You when we asked Jesus to be the Lord of our lives. You chose us and we chose You. You first loved us, then we responded to that love and we love You. You have changed our lives. You have given us life, and that abundantly. Make President Trump a friend of God and let him join us in defeating every one of America’s foes. We worship You and honor You. We exalt the name of Jesus. You don’t have to mantle us with influence, but You choose to. You have chosen to let Your Church in the earth partner with You to fulfill Your dreams. We want to be those, Lord. Help the Church know how to defeat the evil one in this generation. Raise up those that understand spiritual warfare to teach it and demonstrate it to the next generation. Give us miracles of biblical proportions. We are Yours, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We shall be called the friends of God and we will help God get His dream for America back!


18
Sep 2019

Will We Face Him or Face-to-Face Him?

Right before God wrestled with Jacob at Penuel and revealed Himself to Jacob, you still see Jacob’s manipulative nature at work. Right before God conquered him there and defeated that old nature, you find Jacob sending gifts out to try to appease Esau. “Appease is another form of the word “penuel”. It’s “panim” or “face”. The word “appease” came from the concept of getting in someone’s face with a gift or a way to persuade or appease them. God was intentional in using that specific word to describe what Jacob was doing, because God wanted us to see something. You are either going to try to make or manipulate your own way to resolve your problems, or you are going to lay it all down and get face to face with God over them. 

You can fix your problems, America, through laws and legislation, political parties and all the foolishness that goes on. You can do it that way, or you can lay it all down and get face to face with God until He changes us, so He can get on with the Dream. The political spirit is the panim spirit. It’s the spirit that tries to manipulate its way through control. God’s way is to lay all that down and He says, “Let me go to the root.” You won’t have to manipulate your way into a blessing. I’ll give you the blessing and we will dream together.

“The man said, ‘Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have struggled with God and with men, and you have won; so your name will be Israel.’ Jacob said, ‘I have seen God face-to-face, and I am still alive’; so he named the place Peniel.” (Genesis 32:28 and 30; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Spend some time thinking about the roots of our nation in light of the article above. Talk to God about the dream those colonists were carrying.
  • Think about how our founding fathers gave up everything to join their dram to God’s dream for America. Do you feel that way about America in this generation?
  • Identificationally repent for the turning of liberty into license in America. Pray about some of those things where we see a corporate “Jacob’s nature”. How are we, as Believers, addressing sin around us. Are we justifying it? Are we ignoring it? Or, are we passionately standing in the gap between what is and ought to be? Are we praying into the effects of the license our liberty has given way to culturally?
  • Cry out for God to take this nation back to Penuel! Cry out for face-to-face outpourings of the Holy Spirit. Cry out for God to turn our rebellious face-offs with Him into intimate friendships with Him. Cry out for holiness and revival!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, You brought us to Penuel. Our forefathers were brought to a place named after Penuel, Faneuil Hall in Boston, to seek Your face to birth a nation. You gave a dream to some upstart colonists. They allowed Your Dream to infiltrate their dream. The freedom, the blessing, the wealth, the prosperity, and the strength of this new nation could be used to be the voice of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. However, our liberty became license and now we live for things. We refuse to bow the knee, but You have Your ways. You are going to arrest this nation and You are going to redeem this nation, just like You did with that fallen nature in Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. You are bringing this nation back to Penuel. You are going to bring us to our encounter with the Living God and we are going to see You face to face. You are going to pour Your Spirit out on us, just like You did Jacob. We are going to recapture Your dream. We are going to run together and dream together. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Choose a face to face encounter with God, America!


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