Oct 2019

Fill the Atmosphere With the Sound of Heaven

The Lord gave me a Word a number of years ago that I listened to again today. The presence of the Lord was still very strong on it. I share it with you, so you can also commune with Him in a deep, worshipful way. Then, take hold of it and proclaim it.

“Bring forth the sound of heaven. As you do that, I will begin to fill the atmosphere. It will not be what you say. It will be who you are! You will no longer wonder what it means not to be able to minister or move because of My weighty Presence. You will know My weighty Presence. You will know My glory.” 

You must ask Him to come. You must create an atmosphere for His Spirit. You must give Him worth. You must value Him above your next breath. You must ask Him to come. You must cry out until the sound of heaven reaches earth. You must cry out until the sound of your voice is one with His. You must cry! You must cry! You must cry out for it! “Come, come, come, Lord! You must come to us! We must have You! Spirit of God, come. Come. Let the voice of many waters be heard in this place. Build a house for Your glory. Come. Let us hear the sound of heaven. Come. Come into this place with fire, Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit of God, come!”

“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ Let anyone who hears this say, ‘Come.’ Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Put prophetic worship on today and soak in His Presence. (Everyone has their favorite style, but here is the recording of that Word above, with music by Psalmist Rick Pino.)
  • Ask God to shift the atmosphere of your home, workplace, school, neighborhood, or city.
  • Worship Him over the nation. Ask God to send His Presence down onto our nation’s capital, joining our prayers to those of Believers who are seeking Him there today. 
  • Call for the Lord to come to America, to invade the atmosphere, and shift the nation. 

A prayer you can pray:

“Come, come, come, Lord! You must come to us! We must have You! Spirit of God, come,” we plead. “Come. Let the voice of many waters be heard in this place. Build a house for Your glory. Come. Let us hear the sound of heaven. Come. Come into this place with fire, Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit of God, come!” The Spirit and we, Your Bride, say, “Come!” We can’t live without Your Presence. The turmoil in our nation can only be undone by a shift in the atmosphere. You are stirring things up as we pray. You are exposing and revealing. You are undoing all of the hidden things. Everything the enemy thought he had wrapped up is coming unraveled! Come, Holy Spirit, come! We must have You, Lord. We are hungry for You. We are thirsty for You. You are everything we have ever needed. Why have we delayed in crying out for You? Have we thought we could give our opinions all over social media and make it all shift? Have we thought we could complain to our family and friends and see anything change? Why do we get stuck in this small mindset thinking! You are God! Come, Holy Spirit, and shift the atmosphere of our homes, our workplaces, our neighborhoods, and cities while we worship You. Hear the cries of the saints living and working in Washington, D.C. Invade our nation’s capital with Your Holy Presence. Come into America, Lord! Come and open the heavens and get Your will done! We will worship You. We will cry out for You. We will join the angels and the Spirit of God saying, “Come, come, come!” Amen.

Today’s decree:

We, the Bride, cry out together with Your Holy Spirit, “Fill America with Your Presence, Jesus! Come!”

Oct 2019

Has the Nation Gone Mad?

Texas had a little drama this week. Remember as you read this that Texas is considered one of our most conservative states. Millions of people in Texas will tell you they are a Christian and the state has the reputation of having a strong Christian heritage and atmosphere. Well… then how does something so immoral and culturally-left happen in a state like Texas? Here is what occurred:

On October 21st, a jury in Dallas, Texas, decided that a father, Jeffrey Younger, could not prevent the gender-transition therapy of his 7-year-old son, James. James’ mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, is a Dallas-area pediatrician who said that her son has been acting like a girl since he was 3. James has a twin brother, by the way. James’ transition to a girl would mean the use of hormone-blockers to prevent puberty, which is chemical castration. Did I say he is 7-years-old? The ramifications of this for his life are grotesque to think about. (Read more here.)

But, all was not lost. A couple of days later, Governor Abbott said the state would investigate the situation as a child abuse case through both the State Attorney Generals’ office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Senator Ted Cruz said, “A 7-year-old child doesn’t have the maturity to make profound decisions like this. The state of Texas should protect this child’s right to choose—as an informed, mature person—and not be used as a pawn in a left-wing political agenda.” (Read more here.)

Then, on the 24th, the presiding judge in the case, Judge Kim Cooks, overturned the jury decision, and granted joint custody to the parents, including joint medical decisions. No gender transition company could perform the transition process without the consent of both parents, in other words. (Read more here.) There has also been an outcry from the public in Texas to exact legislation that prevents a medical procedure of this kind before a child is 18 and can decide for themselves. To say it was a shocking week in Texas is an understatement, but it is sadly unlikely to be the last case of its type in the nation. We must pray!

“From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.” (Mark 10:6; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for James. His mother has treated him as female since he was 3 years-old. His psyche needs to be healed.
  • Pray for his father, Jeffrey, to have influence in James’ life. Pray that he would know the Lord and throw his whole trust on Jesus to minister to his son.
  • Ask the Lord to introduce Himself to Dr. Georgulas, James’ mother. Ask that scales be removed from her eyes and from her heart. 
  • Intercede into this spiritual war against gender. God has created each of us exactly the way He desired us to be. Society is becoming deeply deceived about this. Some people are trying so hard to accept gender-confusion as normal, but this is something we must stand strongly against, especially where it concerns children. It is deception and child abuse.

A prayer you can pray:

Father God, You are a good and loving Father. You are a wise and perfect Creator. You knew exactly what You were doing when You created mankind as male and female. The devil has hated that from the beginning. He has now brought society to a place that people are questioning their gender. It seems impossible to think that something so basic and simple could be questioned. This is a demonically-designed attack against humanity. Save us, Lord. Save all these children, like James, from their deceived parents. I cannot even think about how James’ life would play out once he becomes an adult and realizes the effects of this abuse on his body. Children are not social experiments! We pray for James today. Help Him, Jesus. Thank you for Judge Kim Cooks who has helped to save him from his mother’s deception. Show James the wonder and benefit of being a boy who will be a strong man someday. Reveal Yourself to his dad, Jeffrey. Teach him how to be an impactful father and great male role model for his sons. Save Dr.Georgulas. She needs to know You, so she can realize what a tragedy she almost brought on her son. She needs You, Jesus. Unveil her eyes and her heart. Do this across the land. So many are walking in this strange deception. So many are giving into it. National deception is even worse than personal, as the group is afraid not to think independently and righteously for fear of being rejected. Oh, God, we cry out to You to save us in Jesus’ name! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our children will not be made social experiments in America, but they will be honored as God created them to be—biologically male and female.

Oct 2019

Restoring Religious Freedom

“I remember an America where God was honored in everything we did. We honored Him in school where we asked His blessing on our day with a brief prayer. We honored Him from our courtrooms to our sporting events. Most every formal institution began proceedings by calling on the Name of the Lord our God, His wisdom, His mercy, His care, and His justice. We humbly asked Him for His Divine intervention in our affairs and decisions. Where has that America gone? Slowly, ever so slowly, we have become more secularized and pushed God out of the public square. How can we think we do not need His direction? How prideful that is! 

“The result of our dishonoring of Him as a culture is that He is now being forcibly pushed out of even our personal businesses. Recently, even churches are under open attack. There are godless men and women who desire to see God removed from society completely! They want God relegated to our private lives within our own homes. I say, ‘Enough is enough!’ 

“The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.1

“We must pray concerning our religious freedom and our right to preach, teach, worship and observe our religious beliefs.” (Cindy Jacobs) 

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray we will continue to have “the right to follow the dictates of our conscience and the demands of our religious conviction” (President Trump): “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold on to the traditions which you were taught whether by word of mouth or by letter from us”. (2 Thessalonians 2:15; ESV)
  •  Pray for unity and peace: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.” (Colossians 3:13-14; NIV)
  • Pray we love one another: “Do not take revenge on others or continue to hate them, but love your neighbors as you love yourself. I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:18; GNT)

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I remember what it was like when I was young and we could pray so much more freely in public places. Slowly, over my lifetime, that has been eroded away, until Christians are fearful to make public displays of affection to You. I’m not sure exactly how we let that happen in America, but it has become our reality. I am so thankful for people like President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Special Ambassador of Religious Freedom Sam Brownback, and a number of Christian Senators and U.S. Representatives who are working governmentally to reverse this cultural dismissal of You. I am asking that You give the Church the boldness and faith to honor You openly. I am deciding today to talk about You everywhere I go. I will worship You openly wherever I go. I’ll encourage my children (or grandchildren) to take their Bibles to school and read them there. I commit to talk to my children about You as we go about our day. I will not hesitate to pray publicly. I will even learn to write my elected representatives and tell them how I feel about the legislation they are supporting. If many Believers do these things, we will honor You as the Lord of our nation once again! Stir us up, Jesus! We welcome You into the public square once again. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God, we welcome You and honor You in the public square in this nation!

Learn more about Cindy Jacobs here.
1. Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute:

Oct 2019

Practical and Effective Spiritual Warfare Strategies

There is a whole lot of warfare going on out there. Anyone besides me notice that? Well, I went looking for a good source on basic spiritual warfare and found this information by Australian prophet Helen Calder. I think these points will help us to pray effectively:

“Our primary focus in prayer should always be on what Father’s intention is, and what Heaven is doing, rather than what the demonic realm is doing. There will be times, however, when the Holy Spirit reveals a major stronghold or principality over the area, region or nation that we are praying for—or when spiritual warfare is clearly evident. [Points are paraphrased]

  1. “Seek God for His spiritual instruction.” In the Bible, there was no set formula for winning a battle. The leaders had to seek God and listen for His unique instructions for that particular battle. Overcoming begins with intimacy with God.
  2. “Identify the enemy and Father’s intended destiny.” As we seek the Lord, he will reveal specific insights as to what is happening in the spiritual realm. Ultimately, the enemy is after the destruction of the souls of men. When we see from the perspective of the cross, we can see past demonic strongholds to the Father’s intention and destiny for individuals and nations.
  3. “Release the power of praise.” Praise is a powerful spiritual weapon that puts our focus on Almighty God, where it should be. In 2 Chronicles 2:20, the enemy was supernaturally routed when King Jehoshaphat sent praisers out ahead of his army. This is repeated in the book of Acts when Paul and Silas praised from a jail cell. The power of God shook the dungeon, opened doors, and loosed them to continue to advance the Gospel.
  4. “Move in the opposite spirit.”  A principality over a region fortifies its position by obtaining agreement, and therefore power. This can come through words of media, political decisions, a poverty mindset, and other such things that create and reinforce strongholds. The Holy Spirit wants to shine His light in the darkness, and have His people move in an opposite spirit to begin to dismantle the stronghold. Then, the Kingdom of God can advance in that region.  
  5. “Declare the Father’s intentions.” Jesus said, ‘Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.’ (Matthew 18:18; NIV) This is not an indiscriminate thing we do, but an invitation to see what heaven is doing and to participate in God’s government. Power to overcome the enemy is released when we speak, pray, and prophesy in agreement with the Father’s intention for a region or nation.
  6. “Vigorously preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ!” 

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:12-13; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Choose something you are concerned about that is going on in the governmental realm in our nation. It could be the impeachment process, or witchcraft targeting the president. It could be any issue at all.
  • Apply the principles above. Go through them one at a time and let the Holy Spirit take you to a new level of intercession and new victories in spiritual warfare.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we need to learn to up our spiritual warfare game! We are not making enough headway, so we humble ourselves and ask You to teach us to pray. The enemy is causing confusion and division and other demonic things. He is attempting to set up spiritual strongholds that could become permanent, if we don’t get engaged in the battle now. So, teach us to war in the spiritual realm. Over that thing that you have placed on my heart to war against, I seek You for Your thoughts on the matter. I worship You and remind myself of who You are. Help me to see it from Your spiritual advantage. You are far above it. Show me how Your enemy is operating so I can work with You to stop him from gaining any more ground. We need to work together to take the stronghold down. I will praise You, Jesus. I will praise You when I don’t feel like it. Instead of anger or angst, let there be praise on my lips. I repent of grabbing hold of media’s negative words and opinions. I repent of getting on the bandwagon of public opinion, instead of seeking Your way. Your ways are usually the exact opposite of what the world’s going on and on about. I want to be aligned with You and Your thoughts, Your words, and Your actions. I want to declare and decree Your intentions! I want to spread Your Gospel message everywhere I go, whatever I am doing. I want to see Your Kingdom advanced in the United States of America in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We will employ the spiritual warfare strategies of the Lord and we will prevail!

Learn more about Helen Calder here.

Oct 2019

The Church is Waking Up

No matter what you see around you, you need to remember one thing—America will be saved. No matter what you see when you watch the news, remember this one thing— America will be saved. It doesn’t matter how much evil, how much hatred, all the division, all of the lies, and all of the sinful, awful things that are flowing in this nation right now. Remember, God is behind the exposing of the evil and America will be saved. We are entering an era where we are going to have the opportunity to fully reveal Jesus to planet Earth. 

The Body of Christ is getting bold. It took a while. It has had to get pretty dark out there. We have had to see some pretty awful stuff happen in America. Morality has had to fall a long way, but now the Church is waking up! Pastors are realizing they had better speak up or they could lose their freedom to minister the pure Gospel. Parents see they had better say something if their kids are in public schools. Believers can see they had better get to the ballot box. We are saying more in the public square. It just has to be said! We must make Christ known. We must make Christ in us known. We must live the Gospel. We must act on His Word if we want to expand His kingdom in our nation.

“Let your kingdom come. Let your will be done on earth as it is done in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Christians often look to their pastors for leadership in how to navigate complex societal and moral situations. In fact, they should. Intercede for the pastors of America to speak up and lead the way!
  • Say, “This nation will rediscover its Judeo-Christian heritage and we shall be known as a Christian nation once again.”
  • Declare, “What the enemy, the devil, meant for evil, God is turning it for good! Its result shall be that America will be saved!”
  • Pray for Christians to unite under the banner of the cross of Christ, and move out boldly in prayer and action in Kingdom authority. It is time.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we pray for the pastors of this nation. We need the pulpits of this nation to thunder truth! Let Your truth go forth from the pulpits and go forth to accomplish Your will in the land through the congregants who hear it. As we begin to take back what the devil has stolen, and we return this nation back to its Judeo-Christian ethos in which it was established, we declare, “It shall happen. It will take place. Our eyes will see it. We will behold the Glory over this nation. We will be one nation; a Christian nation.” We declare it. We decree it. America will be a Christian nation. We are one nation under God. We are a nation in whom God we trust. We are that nation which is like a city on a hill that will not be hidden. The Gospel will go forth from our shores. An awakening is manifesting in this hour. We release it. Let it flow. Lord, we raise our voices now. Give the Church Your prophetic voice in this new era. Amen.  

Today’s decree:

The Church will find its voice and take action, and America will be saved!

Oct 2019

New Wine is for New Wineskins

God is about to do a very intense reworking of wineskins, both individual and corporate. I had the Lord tell me one time, “You are in danger of becoming a wise old wineskin.” That terrified me, but it also fascinated me theologically. I was interested in why he would use a phrase like “old wineskin” and combine it with “wise”.  He showed me that one can be wise on yesterday’s revelation. Wisdom is yesterday’s revelation that has been transformed into understanding. You must always be adding today’s revelation to yesterday’s revelation in order to function in “wisdom and revelation”. So many people are defined by what God did yesterday, and what God said yesterday. In this season, you cannot be defined by what God did or said yesterday. You can be influenced by it. You have to apply the understanding that He gave you in the past to what He’s doing today. But, you cannot get stuck in what He said yesterday or did yesterday. If you do, you are now an old wineskin.

A wineskin hardens through yesterday’s process of the wine fermenting. As the new wine ferments, a wineskin takes on various shapes from the gases in the fermenting process, and ultimately hardens in a particular shape. So, literally the wineskin is shaped by yesterday’s revelation, wine, outpouring. That was a good thing yesterday! However, if it hardens into that, now it can’t receive new wine. The new wine will break the old skin and you will lose the wine and the wineskin. 

To reuse an old wineskin, it has to go through a new process of soaking in water and oil until it is flexible again. Then, it is called a fresh wineskin. It held yesterday’s wine and can now hold today’s wine. There is about to be an outpouring of fresh, new wine. You must allow the Holy Spirit to refresh your wineskin or you won’t be able to hold the new wine. He won’t even bother pouring it in you, because He is merciful and it will break the skin, and both the wine and the skin will be lost. He doesn’t want that to happen, so he will just let that individual or congregation just be old.   

“No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.” (Mark 2:21-22; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Talk to the Lord about this new wine being poured out, and the need for new and refreshed wineskins to pour it into.
  • Examine yourself. Are you in danger of becoming a wise old wineskin? Are you stuck in old ways of thinking or patterns of worship? 
  •  Is your church or congregation or denomination holding onto a theology that has been debunked, but it’s what that organization adheres to no matter what? You might want to let God renew you.
  • Call in the new! Call for the water and the oil and the wine of renewal! Get ready to be reshaped and re-formed for the new outpouring of God!

A prayer you can pray:

God You want to renew old wineskins, because You are coming with fresh, new wine. You’re coming with suddenlies and acceleration, refreshing and revelation. You are coming with a new release of power. New gifts are going to be handed out, and gifts are going to be intensified. You are going to be doing new things and You need fresh, flexible wineskins to hold the new wine. You need people that can hear what Your Holy Spirit is saying today, not just yesterday. We need to move on what You are saying today, not just what You said yesterday. You want us to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church now, not just 10 or 20 or 40 years ago. We’ll hold onto the wisdom from that, but we don’t want to get stuck back there. 

Our individual wineskins must be made flexible, but You are also going to do some miraculous things with our corporate ones. You are about to take some whole congregations and even whole organizations and put us through a renewing process. We’ll see those that we think are old and dried up, but they are going to come into a fresh Word for today. It’s going to prepare the group for what You are doing. Some are going to break out of old traditions and old methods. Even some old theology that wasn’t quite right that we have held onto in some streams is going to be adjusted by Your Spirit. We have thought that some of our movements could never be used again. We are going to see those old, seemingly dead, movements change in ways that are even more dramatic than what took place in the Charismatic movement. If we don’t think we need any of that, then draw us to repentance, Jesus. Holy Spirit break us out of our boxes, reshape us, re-form us, and set us free to be filled anew with You. Amen. 

Today’s decree:

God is reworking the Church’s wineskins to prepare us for His fresh, new wine!

Oct 2019

The King is Coming to Demonstrate His Kingdom

God is about to accelerate things in the nations. He’s about to accelerate the knowledge of God and the expansion of the Kingdom of God around the world. The Kingdom of God is going to manifest on planet earth. The Gospel of the Kingdom is going to be preached, as opposed to just a Gospel of Salvation. We have taken what Jesus called the Gospel of the Kingdom and made it the Gospel of Salvation, but salvation is just the entry point into the Kingdom. The Good News is not just our salvation. That limits it to the individual and personal benefits. He calls it the Gospel of the Kingdom, which is the rule of the King. He also said He had come to announce the Good News, that the King of the Kingdom had come. So now, the King is coming with a demonstration of His Kingdom authority and rule in the earth. It’s not just going to affect the one. It is going to affect cultures and nations. It’s not just going to affect Sunday morning, but the whole rest of the week. It’s not going to just affect the local church, it’s going to affect all of society, because the Kingdom is everywhere and the Kingdom is all the time. The Kingdom is power and it is demonstrated in power. So, the Kingdom is going to be preached and He’s going to back up the message with Kingdom signs, Kingdom wonders, Kingdom demonstrations of power, and it’s going to rock the nations!

“And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.” (Matthew 4:23; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for His victory on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. That is the entry point into His Kingdom.
  • Intercede for the Church to understand what it means to be His Ekklesia, His legislative body on the earth.
  • Do a Bible study on the manifestations of the Kingdom, then pray for the Kingdom to manifest through the Church.
  • Declare that the Kingdom message with signs and wonders following will go out through the Body of Christ across the nation and across the earth, wherever He sends us. 

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we thank You that our victory is in the cross and the resurrection. We pray over the Church right now that the Great Awakening would reach a new level of intensity in Your people. We pray that the Spirit of wisdom and revelation would go to a new level in the church. We pray that the Ekklesia will arise and understand that they are the government of God in the earth. They are those that bind and loose. They are those with keys to the Kingdom. They are those that the gates of hell cannot prevail against. Your mighty power, Your eternal nature, is coming into view. Salvations will occur, yes! But, we are going to realize that that is just the beginning for a new soul coming into the Kingdom. You are going to manifest Your Presence in and through us, both in the newly born again and in mature Believers. You are going to mantle us with the miraculous. We are going to go everywhere You send us. We are going to manifest Your Kingdom everywhere we go. We are going to impact and shift culture, not just win souls. This nation will be impacted! The whole earth will be impacted! This is a global move of God that is coming. Let Kingdom authority be manifest now! Let Kingdom rule affect the Church and our culture. Lord, you are hearing us and watching us. You are giving us Your plans and strategies and You will show us where to release those decrees and release those miracles. Come, King Jesus! We welcome You into our lives and into our churches and into our culture. Impact America and all the rest of the world with the Kingdom of God manifested in the earth. Amen.  

Today’s decree:

The Gospel of the Kingdom will be made manifest in this nation and in the whole earth now!

Oct 2019

A Lesson From the Brownsville Revival

Many of you are familiar with the Brownsville Revival, which happened under John Kilpatrick near Pensacola, Florida, in 1995. John had been crying out for revival, but he had no idea it was about to break out. The Sunday it broke out, he was so tired and frustrated that he had asked Steve Hill to preach for him that day. He just didn’t want to do it. It happened to be Father’s Day. Steve had just been touched by the move of God that had been taking place in England. So, at the end of his message, he said, “Anybody who wants this, just come up here and get it.” About 500 people came forward to get prayed for and it made John irritated. It was Father’s Day and, like everybody else, he wanted to go eat lunch. 

Thinking like a typical pastor, he thought, “Great, Steve. Now we’re messing with the nursery workers and the classrooms. This is not the day to have two hours of prayer at the altars.”  In his frustrated and irritated state, the Lord slammed John to the floor while He ministered to everybody else. John didn’t get off the floor until 6 P.M.

I’m telling you this for a reason, and you need to listen to me. We are moving into a season where those kinds of things are going to start happening. He is about to interrupt some of your schedules and some of your plans. He’s going to rip you right out of your comfort zone and move you into a place that’s going to stretch you big time. You’re just going to need to put the calendar away. Your Daytimer’s going to be worthless for a while. This is a good thing, but it’s going to stretch us. Some  of you think you’re ready for this and some of you are not ready at all for what God’s about to do.

“Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over what God had prepared for the people, because the thing came about suddenly.” (2 Chronicles 29:36; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Acknowledge that the Lord is about to show up in a season of suddenlies.
  • Ask the Lord to make you ready for the suddenly season of the Lord.
  • Get ready to tuck in close to Him. Make yourself as close as you can be to His heartbeat, His Presence. 
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ. Prophesy, “Make yourself ready, Church! God is about to suddenly come upon us, even as He did on the Day of Pentecost! Don’t be caught unaware like the ten virgins with no oil in their lamps.”
  • Say, “God is coming to fan the flames of Awakening in the land. He will expose darkness from the individual life to His congregations to those sitting in government office buildings in Washington, D.C.”
  • Together with the Spirit and the Bride, say, “Come, Lord Jesus. Come.”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we do not want to be caught unaware when You suddenly show up! We are not just talking about in our church services. You are about to move in unprecedented measure in the earth! You are going to BE God! You aren’t going to wait for permission. In fact, You are just going to sideline anyone who tries to get in Your way. Just like you did with John Kilpatrick, You are going to lay them out and keep on going. Well, we want to be positioned to ride this move of the Spirit like a surfer rides a wave. We want to watch and pray like the 10 virgins with our lamps filled with oil, waiting through the night. Show us how to get ready! We will warn others, “God is coming!” We will intercede for the Body of Christ that is unaware of this season that has come upon us. We will pray that they are ready when the time comes. We are expectant over the shifts that will occur across the land and even in our government. “God it coming!” God is coming and no-one can stop Him. He is our Savior, Deliverer, Redeemer, and Lord. He will reign as God over America, even if almost all of America has decided they don’t want Him or need Him. They are about to see that they really do. Come, Lord Jesus. Come. Do not delay! Amen.

Today’s decree:

“We will watch for the suddenlies of God!  Suddenly Awakening! Suddenly breakthrough! Sudden shifts! Suddenlies in  government!

Oct 2019

Moving  Quickly With Him

Moses had been away from Eqypt for 40 years, then God said, “Go!” Joseph was in prison and he waited and waited and waited. Then, a shift occurred and God said, “Now, you’ve come into your time.” We have come into an appointed time. We’re coming into a time like when God pulled David out of the cave and said, “Now, you go and become King.” We are in a season of great and sudden shifts, and things will accelerate quickly.

You cannot get bogged down in this season. You cannot be inflexible. You have to be willing to move quickly. God is about to do some things quickly and if you’re not ready to move with Him, you’re going to be playing catch up. You do not want to be doing that in this season. You want to stay in step with Him. You want to be fluid. You want to move easily. When He says, “This way,” you want to go now. You don’t want to have to think about it too long and hard. In fact, you don’t get to think about whether or not you are going to do it. When He says it, you just have to do it. You can think about it as you move.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Think about how many suddenly transformations there are in the Bible stories you are familiar with.
  • Check your heart. Is there anything You would not do for Jesus? Is there anywhere you would not go, if He told you to go? Is there anything you would not lay down to be in the center of His will?
  • Have you “decorated your prison cell?” In other words, have you grown comfortable in the mundaneness of your life? Talk to the Lord about that.
  • Is there something He has been prompting you to do that you have been resistant to? Repent quickly.
  • Prophecy into this season of suddenlies. Prophesy over yourself, your spouse, if you have one, your family, your city, and this nation. Prophesy the coming suddenly shifts of God.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, it’s interesting to think about the stories in the Bible in a new way. I am not seeing them as life lessons so much today, but as a pattern. You often move people quickly after long seasons of seeming inactivity. Sometimes, it seems as though You have forgotten them, then, suddenly, You are telling them specifically what to do or where to go. You open doors and lives are changed. You take people from rags to riches, from the bottom to the top, from hiddenness and forgottenness to notoriety. You even heal suddenly, opening blind eyes or healing physical infirmities after long seasons of no change at all. This can be despite much prayer for many years. Suddenly, the healing comes and a life is changed. Leaders seem to emerge out of nowhere, but they have come from long training seasons behind the scenes. Check my heart, Jesus. Where am I unready to shift quickly? Where am I comfortable in the mundane? What would I not give up? Where would I be hesitant to go? You are my Lord and I want to follow You wherever and whenever You call me to. Let’s get me ready and positioned for the suddenly season. Remind me if You have already said to shift and I haven’t wanted to or haven’t had the faith to. I will actively wait patiently and expectantly for whatever is next. I will prophesy into it. [Prophesy and make the decrees the Holy Spirit gives you: over yourself, your spouse, if you have one, your family, your city, and this nation. Prophesy the coming suddenly shifts of God.] Amen.

Today’s decree:

We, His sheep, are ready to follow Him quickly in this season of kingdom positioning!

Oct 2019

The Hinge Year

I think this next year is going to be one of the most strategic years of our lives. I think we are going to need to go through this next year with sobriety. We are going to need to be very alert. We are going to need to be sober and watching and listening, because this is the year that will shape our future in many ways. I believe historians will write about this year and say, “This was the hinge year.” So, over the next few days I am going to share with you what I believe the Lord is saying about this next year.

I believe Amos 9:13-15 is the message for this year. In fact, I really like it in the Message version where it says that things are going to happen so fast we won’t be able to keep up. It says good things will be happening all at once. All kinds of blessings are coming! This is the season we are moving into. We are moving into a season of acceleration and great celebration. 

Daniel 2:20-22 says, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.” Sometimes it seems like things move very, very slowly, but preparation stages are often slow. Chronos seasons can become mundane and it can seem like we are stuck. We are not. The routine season actually prepares us for the suddenlies and the season of acceleration. We are now moving into one of those periods of great acceleration.

“‘Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.’ God’s Decree. ‘Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel.’” (Amos 9:13-15; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Get up and shout and praise Him. We have entered a season of celebration!
  • Brush off, shake off, or throw off anything of the old season that would hold you back. Get rid of it. Complacency, tiredness,feeling downtrodden or beaten down, sickness, weakness, fear, lack, tell it all to go! Determine not to let anything hinder your movement forward now.
  • Know what your assignment for the season is. You may have lost sight of some things in the slow, mundane time we have just come through. Ask God to help you make His vision for your life plain. Write it down and believe Him for it. Be sober-minded and exact in this.
  • Get Daniel 2:20-22 deep in your spirit for this next year. It says, “Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.” You will work with Him in the next season to establish some currently strategically hidden things. Get ready for Him to reveal these things to you. 

A prayer you can pray:

God, You are my God! You are holy and mighty, loving and just, merciful and worthy of all of my praise! I will praise You in the morning, at noon, and at night. I will praise you alone, with my family, and in the midst of the congregation, I will praise you in the hidden places and praise you on the streets. The Name of the Lord is to be praised and I won’t let another praise You in my place! You have changed the season! It is a season of celebration! It is a season of acceleration. Lord, the last season felt like drudgery at times. Oh, the Church did some things in You and said some things for You, but nothing like it is about to! I want to be fully ready, so I shake off complacency, tiredness, weariness, doubt, limitation, and lack. No more, Lord, no more will I allow the enemy to beat me down and make me think this time is never coming. The season has arrived! Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to You. It is You who changes the times and the seasons; You remove kings and establish kings; You give wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is You who reveal the profound and hidden things; You know what is in the darkness, and light dwells with You. So, show me what is in Your heart for me at his time. Equip me in every way to run with You, Jesus, and advance Your Kingdom in this nation. Amen.

Today’s decree:

“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now! Things are about to accelerate!” (Amos 9:13; MSG)

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