Aug 2019

Praying Through Unthinkable Tragedies

“​The massacres in El Paso and Dayton [and also recently, in Gilroy, CA] are unthinkable tragedies for the victims, their families, and America. But they are snapshots of what happens in a nation when the ‘foundations are destroyed’ (Psalm 11:3). Having been built upon biblical morality and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, America has progressively departed from God, removed Him from every sphere of culture, and replaced Him with secularism that leads to death (Proverbs 14:12). The culture’s reaction to faith following an earlier shooting illustrates that even prayer is being mocked in an increasingly secular society. But prayer is definitely part of the answer, and giving God His proper place in our lives and in every sphere of society is essential.

​Biblically speaking, when tragedy strikes, the first line of action is prayer! Even if it is a short cry, ‘God, please help!’ ‘Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me’ (Ps 50:15; see also: Ps 55:16; 86:7; 91:15; 118:5; and the warning: Prov 1:22-33). America is in deep trouble. Gun control is not the answer! Turning to God as a people is. So is bringing up our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph 6:4); preaching the whole counsel of God from our pulpits without fear of controversy or rejection (2 Tim 4:1-4); educating our children, high school, and college students from a clear, unequivocal biblical worldview (like the education our Forefathers received); public insistence that leaders in every sphere of cultural influence (churches, families, government, education, entertainment, the media, business — see brief video by Os Hillman) promote God and righteousness and refrain from practicing or approving anything God declares to be evil (Dt 28: all). It is electing and appointing God-fearing men and women to public office and positions of leadership who possess and demonstrate biblical knowledge and wisdom. It is choosing those who lead clean lives that affirm their profession of faith. Only such will curb the proliferation of evil we are seeing. Taking away people’s freedoms and right to self-defense by compromising or abolishing the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution would only serve to accommodate future tyranny. Ultimately, we must pray, pray, pray (2 Chr 7:14; Is 56:7; 1 Tim 2:1-8). (Tasteful videos and scripts give glimpse into the lives of the victims in El Paso and of the victims in Dayton.)

Evangelical and governmental leaders concur that the root causes of the (recent) massacres have to do with the sickness that lies within the American soul. Southern Evangelical Seminary President Dr. Richard Land said: ‘[G]un control is too simple an answer. It is analogous to putting a Band-Aid on a severed artery.’ As he notes, these mass shootings are symptoms and eruptions telling us that there is a subterranean river of spiritual and emotional slime running underneath our society. They are problems of the heart and they are problems of the soul: ‘Fatherlessness, the failure of our inner cities, racism, identity politics … the mindless glorification of violence in our media and entertainment industry … the systematic disrespect and mocking of police officers…’ He says it’s up to Christians and the church to lead the way!’” (Rev. Pierre Bynum)

We must pray and see the Lord intervene for us.

“​For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.” (2 Thessalonians 2:7; NIV)

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord, make your mercy and grace known to the individuals, families, and communities of El Paso and Dayton, the victims of these senseless and evil massacres. Lord, only you can give the comfort they need in this dark and difficult hour and the help they need in the days, weeks, and years ahead. Heal the wounded! Salve their spirits, minds, and souls. Draw them to yourself in this moment of desperate sorrow, confusion, and weakness. Grant them the peace only you can give. And help your people aggressively to pray, to consecrate themselves to you, and to labor to see America transformed by turning wholeheartedly to you! Draw us to yourself, who alone can save and heal our land. Guide our leaders, Lord. Do not allow opportunistic and evil politics to make use of this tragedy. Rather, grant our elected leaders repentance to understand that the hatred and anger that they display every day has had its own role in producing division and violence. Grant us repentance, O God! (Ex 32:29; 2 Kgs 21:16; 24:3-4; Is 31:4; 40:1; 64:1; Jonah 3:5; Mt 5:22; Jn 6:44; 14:16; Ro 12:1-2; 2 Cor 12:9

“Lord, while politicians attempt to fix what they cannot fix, let the body of Christ arise to do what must be done: evangelize our communities, speak the truth in love in the public square that will correct godless ideologies that can only make things worse, seek to provide mentors for fatherless boys, and promote the virtues of marriage and intact families. (Eph 4:14-16; 2 Th 3:1-3; 1 Tim 6:20; 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Tim 4:1-4; 1 Peter 2:13-16)” Thank you, Jesus, for all of these things, amen.

Today’s decree:

God will answer us and heal our land, as we pray and give the Lord His proper place in our lives and culture!

Learn more about Rev. Pierre Bynum and the Family Research Council here.
Reprinted in part with permission.

Aug 2019

Building a Wall of Fire Around Your City!

“In the wake of more mass shootings in cities across the nation, there is a rising anxiety and uncertainty among many, wondering if anyone is truly safe. Big city violence is now coming to small, rural towns and fears are mounting. Whether these attacks come from terrorists, home-grown criminals, or desperate prodigals with a point to prove, violence is on the rise. But, now is the not the time to give in to this fear! Rather, we must press into prayer and raise up even more local prayer watches to blanket our cities with intercession.

The powers of the air recognize that the prayers of the saints have been getting through to the throne! Our intercession has been filling the bowls and stirring heaven to come to the earth and the enemy knows it. The reality is that God is about to pour out His glory across the earth, bringing the true FEAR OF THE LORD upon this land and Hell is running scared. All the powers of darkness are about to be exposed for what they truly are. They are making a last ditch effort to release a demonic TERROR in hopes that we will be distracted and give in to a fear that is not of God. Where the Fear of Lord is heaven-sent to awaken our spirits to the majesty and holiness of God, the Terror of Hell seeks to destroy our faith and kill our purpose and destiny. What we see happening in many of these horrific attacks is the devil’s preemptive attack to the Fear of the Lord that is coming. But, we can do something about it.

We must stand by those who are suffering from these attacks with our love, support, and prayers. But, we must also take our positions in the watch towers of our own communities for the days ahead. We must take the offense in securing our cities for the Kingdom by praying with others in agreement for the spiritual and natural protection of the Lord. Our corporate alignment is key if we are to secure our cities and establish spiritual walls of protection that the enemy can’t penetrate. We must pray for God’s presence to become a wall of fire around our communities and for the fear of the Lord to permeate every street in our neighborhood.

No government can adequately protect us. No legislation can guarantee our safety. Not even a President can provide the protection that is truly needed from heaven’s perspective. When we humble ourselves together before the throne of grace and lift up His banner over our communities in oneness of heart and mind, our boundaries will be secure from the demonic forces that seek to steal, kill, and destroy. I urge you to join with other believers around you and BUILD THAT WALL OF FIRE AROUND YOUR CITY!” (Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent)

“‘And I will be to her a wall of fire all around,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will be the glory in her midst.’” (Zechariah 2:5 ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer (Get the IFA Prayer Guide here.)

  • Lift up praise and worship over your city.
  • Declare your home and community to be dwelling places for the Lord’s Presence.
  • Call for unity in the church and oneness of spirit among spiritual leaders.
  • Disarm any plans of the enemy to cause harm or injury to people or property.
  • Declare that the light of Truth will dispel any darkness and expose the lies.
  • Speak God’s blessings and protection over transportation and communication lines.
  • Pray for the Word of God and message of the cross to be shared with power.
  • Thank God for His delivering power in defeating all His enemies.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I magnify Your Holy Name over my city (name your city). Your Name is above every other name. I declare Your Lordship here. You are the one that strengthens the gates of protection over this city. Let the fear of the Lord reside here. Your Presence disarms the enemy and prevents any form of falsehood and deception from taking hold in any nook or cranny. Lord, make the spiritual leadership of my city one. It is where there is oneness that You command Your blessing. The enemy cannot penetrate a united front, covered by the blessing of the Spirit of God. Set righteous boundaries around this city. We renounce and cancel any threats of the enemy to cause harm to people or property damage. Let communications between demonic forces be confused and canceled. We counter negative words or curses spoken over this city with Your promises from Your Word. Lord, let the pastors and leaders grow in their awareness of Your Presence, which dispels darkness. Let those who oppose You encounter Jesus and have their hearts changed. Expose every counterfeit of the cross and let those that practice evil collide with the Truth and Life, which is Christ. Protect the innocent ones, especially the elderly and the young. Lord, be glorified in this city through Your beautiful Bride, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord will set his wall of fire all around our cities, if we will humble ourselves and pray!

Learn more about Wanda Alger and IFA here.
Reprinted in part with permission.

Aug 2019

A Series of “Waits” – Part 3

Becoming One in His Weighty Glory

There is another word for “wait” in Hebrew. It means “wait and become one together”. The picture of it is a braid. You take three strands and braid them together and you get the meaning of this word. You also see in a braid a strength that is multiplied many times over as you bring the three strands together. The concept is to be braided together with Him. Now, you have His heart. You have His mind. You have His strength. When you have waited with trust and with longing, you become one with Him and a deep connection to Him comes. You think His thoughts. You know His heart. You feel His passion for things. This is what causes congregations to change what they were doing when revival hits. It’s not that what they were doing was wrong, but they feel God’s heart moving in a different direction and they know they have to flow with that heartbeat.

The final word I heard, pronounced like the others, was not “wait”, but “weight”. He was saying, “Wait patiently, trusting that I will come to you. Wait for me with longing, so that when I come to You and we are together, and I can share My heart with You, You will experience My weighty Presence. The chabod of God. His Glory doesn’t come to the building or the programs. (There’s nothing wrong with programs, but they should be the result of what happens in the Glory.) The Glory comes on the people as His Presence fills the place. When the weighty Presence of God comes, it changes everything! Demons can’t handle His Presence. They will just cry out and leave. Read your Bible. That’s what happened. Deliverance happens. Miracles happen. Lives are changed. All because the Glory of the Lord comes. All because His people waited on Him.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31; KJV)

“Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?’” (John 11:40; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Isn’t your heart bursting with desire for Him right now? Talk to the Lord about the Glory.
  • Invite Him into Your life in a deeper way. Desire to wait for Him until His weighty Glory falls. 
  • Tell Him of this desire. Ask Him to fill your heart, your home, your church, your city, state and nation with His Glory.
  • Call for the Glory to be so heavy that even the lost notice it. Let it become so heavy that demons are squeezed out, the lost are pressed toward Him and the sick are healed in His Holy love and grace.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, there is a new phase coming to America. Your Glory is coming. It might not look like it right now. Things may seem very dark, with wickedness abounding, but Your Church is going to position itself to repent and wait on You until You fill us with Your Glory. The weighty, heavy, Glory of God is coming. You are seeking relationship, hearts that you can commune with. You want those You can hang out with—those you can talk with, walk with, drive with, just be with. When we get up in the morning, may we greet You with, “Good morning, Dad.” When we go to bed at night, let us say, “Good night, Father. I’ll see You in the morning. May You be the first thing on our hearts each day and the last thing on our hearts at night. Let Your Presence come to us in a new way. We thank You for Your heart. Fill us with Your Glory. Fill our homes with Your Glory as we wait on You there. Fill our churches with Your Glory, as we seek You together there. Let Your Glory flow out and all around us. Let it flood over our cities and states and nation. Let the Glory of the Lord be seen and felt tangibly in the land. Let the lost be drawn to You in the Glory. Let demons flee and set the captives free in the Glory. Let the sick be healed in the Glory. Kingdom advancing Glory come to America, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Lord, show us Your Glory!

Aug 2019

A Series of “Waits” – Part 1

One day I was laying on my floor praying and I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “Wait.” He said it five times. I have a love for word studies. Each time He said, “wait”, He said a different Hebrew word for “Wait”. When you read the Word, you don’t realize this, because all of those five words are translated as simply “wait”. I had studied all of those words. 

I knew that the first time he said “wait”, it was the Hebrew word that meant “wait patiently”. It could mean wait patiently for a few hours, or 25 years, as in the promise He gave Abraham. We must learn to wait patiently. Some people can’t do that. King Saul couldn’t wait a week without offering the sacrifice. God had told him to wait for the prophet to offer the sacrifice, because kings weren’t allowed to do so in that time. Only priests and prophets could do so. Because he could not wait, and then usurped the anointing of another, God said, “You’re out. I’m looking for a man after My heart who can do what I tell him to do.” Do not forget the 500 were invited to wait in the upper room until the day of Pentecost would come. 380 of them couldn’t wait. Only 120 were able to wait for the Promise for the entire 10 days. 

The second word for “wait” means “to wait with trust”. You are to place your trust in the person you are waiting for that they will show up. You have built a strong enough relationship with Him and you’ve spent enough time in His Presence that you have built up a trust with them.    

“Those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weary.” (Isaiah 40:31; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Sit quietly and ponder the word “wait” as in “wait patiently”. Can you patiently wait until the Lord shows up?
  • Can you sit still at all without your mind wandering? Ask God for grace if you are struggling.
  • Ask God to grant you a grace to wait for Him – for His Presence, for His direction, for His intervention. 
  • Repent if you have sinned in your not waiting.
  • Are you able to wait for Him, but struggle with trusting Him to show up? Is there something that has happened that has caused you to keep Him at a distance? Wait for Him and ask Him to minister to your heart over that area. He will. 
  • Worship Him.

A prayer you can pray:

God, I will wait on You. I will sit and wait until Your Presence comes into the room. If I struggle, minister to the place where the struggle is coming from. The waiting will be worth it, to be there with You. If my mind wanders, help me to immediately realize it and focus back on You. Grace, grace, grace, to any inability in me to sit and wait patiently for You. I desire Your Presence. I need Your direction and intervention in some areas of my life. I long to experience a place of deeper rest and intimacy with You that only happens as I learn to wait on You. Forgive me when I have jumped the gun and acted out of impatience or impulsiveness. King Saul did that and was removed from his throne for it. It is a serious thing to act on what I feel is the right thing, instead of doing what You tell me to do. If you have told me to wait for You, then this is even more serious. Forgive me, Lord where I have violated Your direction. Minister to any area of my heart that has been wounded, causing me not to trust You. Heal me, Jesus, so I can enjoy Your Presence more than ever before. (Worship Him.) Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will wait for You until You come to us and to our nation, Lord!

Aug 2019

Revivals Spring From His Presence

You can trace the Jesus Movement back to Berkeley, CA, to a man named Hubert Lindsey. They called him, “Holy Hubert.” That was his nickname on the UC Berkeley campus. At first, it was a mocking nickname. He would preach on the campus at Berkeley and the fire of the Holy Ghost fell on that campus. Kids started getting saved by the hundreds. Ministries were birthed out of that. He used to pray all night before he started preaching on the campus. He and his wife would walk the streets on the campus at Berkeley and pray and weep all night, saying, “God, give me this generation!” The Presence came. You know as well as I do that you can’t go to a college campus and start preaching to kids, and then start a movement just because you are there preaching. But when the Presence comes, when the hovering begins, then things begin to change. Why do you think soldiers and Pharisees and thousands of people walked for days to go hear John the Baptist? He was a weird guy preaching on the banks of the Jordan River, saying, “Repent, you bunch of sinners!” Then, he would baptize them in the water. Before the hovering came, those Pharisees and soldiers and all the rest didn’t care about God. However, John had an anointing from the Holy Spirit. The Presence of God came to that river bank.  

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.” (Mark 8:34-35; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Holy Hubert could be any one of us. If his story above ignited something in you wanting to be used of the Lord like that, tell Him so.
  • Where is the field the Lord would have you praying over? Is it a college or other school? Is it a neighborhood or an apartment complex. Is it an office building or public place? Let Him show you.
  • Intercede for that place God shows you to pray over. Let Him give you the scriptures, words, and strategy. Tell Him you will leave the results to him. You may have an infant in a stroller. Prayer walk. You may have little children. Take them with you and teach them to pray. Don’t let anything hinder you from fulfilling God’s call to intercede for great outpourings. Find a way to do what He asks you to do.
  • Cry out for the hovering Presence of God in that place. Cry out for the harvest of souls and transforming of lives. 
  •  Ask God to raise up a whole generation of Holy Huberts, crying out for God’s Presence and the salvation of another generation.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, reading this story about Holy Hubert has stirred something in us. We long to see a generation come to you. The dark has gotten very dark and the light seems almost put out. How did this happen in such a short time? We must have Your holy Presence! We must have Your Presence fall on our churches, our campuses, our cities. We must have Your Presence in our businesses, our sporting events, and our government offices. We must have You, Jesus! Give us this generation! Show us where to go to pray and cry out for You until You show up! Holy Spirit, let us go into our communities and say, “You are welcome in this place.” Show us how to do this with all the normal stuff of life we have going on each day. Give us creative and Divine strategies. Grace us to fast and pray and even include our children in this. We cannot make You come, but we are going to fervently ask You to. We believe this is something You are leading us to do. Save the lost! Save this generation! Save them and transform them and build Your Church quickly. Raise up and send out a whole generation of Holy Huberts, Lord Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God, give us this generation!

Aug 2019

Where the Harvest Is

You know, the Church isn’t supposed to do all its work inside its walls. It’s supposed to get out there in the world and get to work expanding His Kingdom. He wants to use us to represent Him. There are people out there who won’t go to churches. Periodically, over the last 40 to 50 years, the Lord has raised up groups of Christians that minister to those in the marketplace. Full Gospel Businessmen was one of those. Aglow was another, which was raised up by women. Both of those groups held meetings in hotels or community centers or country clubs, places the unsaved might feel more comfortable. However, they didn’t hold back on sharing the message of the Gospel or in allowing the Holy Spirit to move. Real people, not professional ministers, would give their testimonies. They might be accountants, firemen, government leaders or educators, for example. So many people would respond to the invitations to get born again. They would get them filled with the Holy Spirit and they’d get slain in the Spirit. They would just explain what happened to them when they would get up off the floor! Thousands were saved through those movements. Then, they would funnel the new Believers into the churches to be discipled. It is a very effective plan. I’m not saying God will do things that way in this generation, but He always has a plan to get His people out into the marketplace where the harvest is. 

“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest?’ Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” (John 4:35; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Do you believe the words in John 4:35? They can be challenging.
  • Thank the Lord for His moves of grace to harvest in the past. Maybe you were part of one of them. Thank Him for that move.
  • Intercede now for Divine strategies to spring forth from members of the Body. Pray that ordinary people would not wait for their pastors to lead them outside the walls. Pray that each would believe they can go do this!
  • Cry out for the fire and grace of God to accompany us. We must have His Presence and His Glory and the power of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ Name! 

A prayer you can pray:

God, we believe Your Word. We know John 4:35 and pray it often. Some of us remember that move of God where business people, housewives, and other non-clergy members went into the world with a Divine strategy. They shared their testimonies and preached the Gospel in hotels and country clubs, instead of inside churches. We have grown so comfortable inside our church walls. We have convinced ourselves that our gifts and talents are only for inside them. We are afraid to display the power of the Holy Spirit in the marketplace. But, Jesus did that. John the Baptist did it. The disciples did so, as well. Most revivalists throughout history preached in the open air. The Wesley brothers preached out where the people were, because the Anglican Church rejected them and wouldn’t let them inside their buildings. John Wesley started clinics for the poor and ministered to the sick that came there. Jesus, you have moved on campuses repeatedly throughout the centuries, drawing teens and twenty-somethings into the Kingdom. Put a fire in Your Church again to go to the highways and byways and draw in the lost! Grace us with the power of the Holy Spirit and Your Presence. We can’t do this for you. We must do this with You! Amen.

Today’s decree:

America’s harvest fields are ready for God’s people to reap!

Jul 2019

The Chaplain of the U. S. House of Representatives Addresses the Darkness

“This (past week) has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s house. In Your most holy name, I now cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber, spirits not from You. I cast out the spirit of discouragement which deadens the hope of those who are of goodwill. I cast out the spirit of petty divisiveness, which clouds the sense and desires to be of fruitful productivity in addressing the issues more appropriately before this House.

“I cast out any sadness brought on by the frustration of dealing with matters detrimental to the honorable work each member has been called to engage in. Pour out, O Lord, Your sacred oil as You did upon Aaron of old. Anoint Your servants here in the House with a healing balm to comfort and renew the souls of all in this assembly.

“May Your Spirit of wisdom and patience be sent upon all, so that any spirit of darkness might have no place in our midst. Rather, let Your Spirit of comity, of brother and sisterhood, and love of our nation, and of all colleagues in this chamber, empower our better angels to be at play in the common work to be done for the benefit of all of Your people. May all that is done within the People’s House be for Your greater honor and glory. Amen.” (Chaplain Pat Conroy)

“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.” (John 17:21; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Following the example of the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, cast the darkness out of the following areas. Use Chaplain Conroy’s words above.
  • From you and your family.
  • From your place of business.
  • From your children’s schools.
  • From the church you attend.
  • From your local government offices.
  • From your state government.
  • From the halls of national government: White House and Executive Branch, Congress, and Supreme Court.

A prayer you can pray:

(Today, walk through the prayer points above.)

Today’s decree:

Let the Holy Spirit’s Presence drive the darkness out of the places we have authority!

Watch the video here.

Jul 2019

Let the Jehu’s Rise Up!

“In the Old Testament we see how God destroyed Jezebel. Jehu, the newly crowned king of Israel, was sent by the word of the Lord through Elijah’s successor, Elisha, to fulfill God’s promise. As Jehu and his men furiously drove their chariots toward Jezreel, the kings of Israel and Judah came out to meet him. They asked, ‘Is it peace, Jehu?’ And he answered, ‘What peace, so long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?’ (2 Kings 9:22). He rode into Jezreel to confront Jezebel.

“The Word tells us that when she saw him, ‘she put paint on her eyes and adorned her head…’ and looking out an upper window, she called to him, ‘“…Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?” And he looked up at the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” So two or three eunuchs looked out at him. Then he said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down, and some of her blood splattered on the wall and on the horses; and he trampled her underfoot’” (2 Kings 9:30-33 NKJV).

“There was something in Jehu’s spirit that we must possess today. While we must be compassionate toward those captured by her wiles (see Rev. 2:21), we must show no mercy to the Jezebel spirit itself. Jehu offered Jezebel no compromise whatsoever. So we must offer this demon no opportunity to probe our soul and unlock vulnerabilities to her ‘many witchcrafts.’ She must be cast down from her high place of influence in our minds, that we may truly follow Christ (see Luke 10:19; Rom. 16:20).

“There can be no peace, no relaxing under our ‘fig tree’ until the spirit of Jezebel is overcome and as long as her harlotries and witchcrafts are so many in our land. We must refuse to settle for a false peace based on compromise and fear!” (Francis Frangipane)

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read 2 Kings 9.
  • Boldly ask God to lay on you the mantle of Jehu, so you may defeat Jezebel in your realm of influence.
  • Declare, “I will not compromise with sin. I will not be complacent with what I watch or listen to. I will resist sin and it must flee from me. I will not choose false peace, but will stand firm in God’s mercy and grace and route sin from my life, my marriage, my home, my family, my job, and anywhere else I have authority. I welcome God into every area of my life!”
  • Systematically intercede for family members, church members and leaders, government leaders, and anyone else that the Lord leads you to intercede for. Take this assignment very seriously. Pray off of them any influence of Jezebel flowing through them. Intercede against any influence of Jezebel coming against them. Ask the Lord to grant them a holy boldness, even as you have found that place of boldness against this spirit. We must be relentless against Jezebel!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, please grant me the mantle of Jehu. Jezebel needs to be defeated in many areas where I have influence. I want to be effective in battle against that spirit. Show me the boundaries of authority that You have set for me. Let the revelation in 2 Kings 9 change the way I conduct myself in spiritual warfare. Jehu was bold, wise, and ruthless with Jezebel. He did not allow her to influence him. He did not stop. He made sure she was routed. I need the same boldness and determination. Father, keep me from deciding to compromise at any point in this battle. Peace that is based in compromise is temporary. Only when sin is removed can peace be permanent. Therefore, I come boldly to Your throne of grace to find grace to help in this time of need. Free myself, my family, the people I go to church with, and my pastors and leaders from Jezebel’s influence. Free government leaders You have placed in office from Jezebel’s tactics against them. Raise up more intercessors for them. Grant me grace, grace, grace, for this battle, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The spirit of Jehu is rising to defeat the spirit of Jezebel in the land!

Learn more about Francis Frangipane here.

Jul 2019

Elijah and Jezebel’s Struggle for the Soul of the Nation

“Elijah, as the last of the prophets, challenged the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of the Asherah to a demonstration of power: their gods against the power of the Lord. The nation came to witness the battle between the God of Elijah and the demons of Jezebel.

“The terms of the challenge were simple: each was to place an ox upon an altar. Elijah then said, ‘You call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God who answers by fire, He is God’ (v. 24). Six hours later the cult priests still could produce no fire. Then, just before evening, Elijah prayed over his sacrifice and ‘the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering’ (v. 38). 

“We would suppose that, at this point, Elijah would have asked God to finish off Jezebel, but he did not. In fact – and this may surprise you – Elijah came under spiritual warfare. When Jezebel heard what had happened to her servants, she released a flood of demonic power against Elijah, and he fled in fear.

“You may ask, ‘How could such a mighty prophet turn and run?’ The answer is not simple. What pressure overwhelmed this great man of God that he would fall prey to fear and discouragement? He succumbed to the witchcraft of Jezebel.

“And now, let the reader understand: when you stand against the spirit of Jezebel, even though you resist her lusts and witchcrafts, you must guard against the power-demons of fear and discouragement, for these she will send against you to keep you from your victory!” (Francis Frangipane)

“But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.” (Revelation 2:20; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • In the spiritual war for our nation, we cannot tolerate Jezebel’s influence of sexual immorality, idolatry, manipulation and witchcraft. Humble yourself before the Lord and make sure you have not compromised in any of these ways. Now is not the time to entertain any of these things. Pray and walk in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.”
  • Jezebel’s activity is very high in the nation right now. Have you felt strong spiritual warfare against you? Have you felt pursued or displaced, especially by religious ones recently? Run to God’s fortress of protection to find grace to help. (Hebrews 4:16.)
  • Command spirits of lust, fear, manipulation and control to go, in Jesus’ name!
  • If Jezebel is pursuing, expect miracles soon! Stand up and give a loud shout over your enemies or your the challenge you are facing!

A prayer you can pray:

“Heavenly Father, I submit my heart to You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I resist the spirit of Jezebel. As a servant of Jesus Christ, I release those who have been Jezebel’s captives, even those who have become open to immorality through the internet or illicit relationships. I speak to Jezebel’s slaves: If you are truly on the Lord’s side, then cast down your sympathetic thoughts toward this cruel master! Renounce her evil imaginations from your mind! In the power of Jesus’ name, I release you from her psychic grip upon your soul. In the authority of the living Christ! Amen.” (Francis Frangipane)

Today’s decree:

We renounce the evil influence of Jezebel and will live in the authority of Jesus Christ for the future of America!

Learn more about Francis Frangipane here.

Jul 2019

Who is Your Source? – Offense, Part 12

When I was ripped off in a ministry trip, long ago, I was ready to go after the guy. I wanted to hurt him back. He seemed comfortably well-off, but he left me needing to borrow on a credit card to get by. I heard the Lord say, “Let it go.” So, I got mad at the Lord. I said, “I’m borrowing on my credit card and you’re telling me to let it go.” The Lord, however, doesn’t play fair. He took me back to that trust issue we had been working on. He said, “Is your trust in these meetings? Is it in what you can sell? Or, am I your source?” I was really struggling to let it go. Then, I found out that he was having financial difficulties and his ministry was really over-extended. They were facing foreclosure. If he had only said to me when I left, “We have had some financial trouble since I booked this meeting with you. Here’s your material money, but I can’t give you an honorarium.” I know I would have said, “Hey, don’t worry about it.” I would have even said, “Let me sow into you and help you.” I might have even given him the material money. It didn’t happen that way, though, so I was stewing. The Lord, said, “He’s your brother and he’s in trouble. You ought to be praying for him.” As I did, I realized he was probably embarrassed and didn’t know what to say. Several months later, he actually did send me the money. God didn’t let him send the money, though, until I got my heart right. I had forgiven him, released him, and looked to God as my source. I have lived that way ever since. It didn’t matter if he had done the right thing. I had to do the right thing. I had to wrestle for days over it, until I had it solidly in my heart Who my Source really was.

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14; NIV)

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:26; NIV)

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Is your trust in what you can do or what you can generate?
  • Is your trust in others and what they can provide you with?
  • Do you have credit card bills that have come from others not keeping their promises to you? 
  • Do you believe He knows your need and is taking care of you, regardless of how big your need is?
  • Do you know He can move on someone’s heart and have a check in the mail to you in a heartbeat? He won’t do it, though, until He deals with your heart first. Welcome Him to do so. Wrestle it out with Him. Let it hurt.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, check my heart. Where do I really believe that my source of abundance and blessing lies? Lay my heart bare and show me if I am trusting in You to meet my needs or if I am still looking to others. Help me to release other people from my expectations of them to provide for me. It’s not fair of me to put that pressure on them. I release the one that may not have met their promises to me, causing me to even go into debt to cover my basic needs. Why am I seething at them, when you can provide that in a moment. You can speak to someone entirely different to meet that need. You can cause a great blessing to come my way. You can open a new door of provision. You can give me a testimony of Your goodness to me and my family. Forgive my limited view of You. Wow, Lord! How short-sighted I have been. I will shout in advance, “To God be the glory! Great things He has done!” I pray for that one that has withheld from me or harmed me financially in some way. Lord, meet their needs. Give them a testimony of Your goodness to them. Let us rejoice together in the love of Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God alone is our source. He will bless His people as we trust fully in Him!

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