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11
Aug 2018

Here We Go…

“Kavanaugh Hearings to Begin September 4”, read the headline that came through by email. Here we go, was my first thought. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (IA) expects the hearings to last three or four days. “This announcement comes after the committee has received the largest number of Executive Branch records ever for the consideration of a Supreme Court nominee. As of today, the committee has received more than 184,000 pages of records from Judge Kavanaugh’s work as a White House lawyer and his work for Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. The committee also expects to receive hundreds of thousands of additional pages of Executive Branch documents. These records will be reviewed in addition to the 307 cases in which Judge Kavanaugh wrote an opinion as an appeals court judge, the hundreds more opinions he joined, and the more than 17,500 pages of material he provided in response to the committee’s bipartisan questionnaire…The Kavanaugh nomination has been the most transparent nomination process in history.”1

For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” (Luke 8:17; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Righteous character is critical in a Justice of the Supreme Court of our land. It will also determine how a person will view the U. S. Constitution and how they will rule regarding it. Ask God that Judge Kavanaugh’s character be revealed in the upcoming hearings.
  • Judge Brett Kavanaugh has presented more documents and displayed the greatest level of transparency in the history of our judicial nomination process to date. Pray Luke 8:17 above. Decree, “Truth will be revealed.”
  • Intercede for the Senate Judiciary Committee members and their staff members as they review the huge amount of records presented by Judge Kavanaugh. Let them see what they need to see.
  • Pray for a fair and just hearing for Judge Kavanaugh which begins September 4, 2018.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we desire a person of your own choosing, above all else, as our next Supreme Court Justice. We expect that one to be a person of the most stellar character—truly above reproach. A judge’s character can color the way they interpret the U. S. Constitution, as well as the way they ultimately rule. Judge Kavanaugh has presented more documents than anyone else in history. Besides the necessary level of transparency, there is a huge amount of documentation to review. Grace those who will be hearing him to be able to see the most critical things. Prepare the way for a just and fair hearing for hm in September. Let Your choice alone sit on the Court. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The open seat on the Supreme Court is reserved only for the person of God’s choosing!

1 Senate Judiciary Committee Press Release, 8/10/18.


10
Aug 2018

Silent Siege at the Court

Lou Engle, leader of TheCall, started a prayer movement at the Supreme Court that is a silent siege. Today, it is called Bound4Life and is led by Matt Lockett. He led young people to start praying at the Court with red “Life tape” on their mouths praying for the ending of abortion in America and a shifting of the courts. All silent. They have prayed there every day since October 2004—through rain, snow, and heat. They will not stop until God delivers America from the sin of abortion.

“Lay siege against it, build a siege wall against it, and heap up a mound against it; set camps against it also, and place battering rams against it all around.” (Ezekiel 4:2-3; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray, “Jesus, I plead Your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion, and send revival to America.”
  • Decide to lay siege to the spirit of abortion in America, especially as it has gained entrance through the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Declare, “Abortion, remove your filthy self from America’s shores! We will not tolerate this spirit of death that claims our unborn—the treasures of our nation’s future!”
  • Pray for Bound4Life and all of the Christians who pray daily at the Supreme Court. Pray as if you are standing there alongside them. Even check the weather report for Washington, D.C., for the day.

A prayer you can pray:

In the Spirit, I join those standing on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court today and every day to pray for the ending of abortion in America. I join them in their daily silent prayer. “Jesus, I plead Your blood over my sins and the sins of my nation. God, end abortion, and send revival to America.” Abortion, remove your filthy self from America’s shores! We will not tolerate this spirit of death that claims our unborn—the treasures of our nation’s future! Jesus, provide the Bound4Life intercessors the grace to stand against the enemy’s tactics through our Court. They are standing there today in the rain and humidity of a D.C. summer day. They aren’t distracted as a tourist would be. They are standing firm and engaged in a spiritual battle until a death culture is routed from our land. Turn the Court, Lord! Save us! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Christ’s followers are laying siege against abortion in America!

Learn more about Bound4Life here.


09
Aug 2018

Prophetic Decrees and God’s Merciful Judgement

On July 4, 2003, Lou Engle and I were in New Haven, CT. The Spirit of God came upon us and we began to decree that the judgements of the Lord were being released in the governmental realm of the nation. That means many things. Please don’t think God’s up there wanting to beat up people or wanting to hurt anyone. The judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. The judgements of the Lord are to bring forth righteousness, and draws sinners to repentance and salvation. This certainly does not hurt them. You must understand the heart of God who always wants to redeem. He takes no pleasure in the judgements of the wicked. So, Lou decreed Psalm 2 and since then I have watched God orchestrate things regarding this nation in a wonderful way. I know we are close! We are close to breakthrough, especially in the courts.

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true, being altogether righteous.” (Psalm 19:9; BSB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Decree Psalm 19:9 over the nation and over the Supreme Court.
  • Get out your Bible and decree Psalm 2 over the nation and the Supreme Court.
  • Worship the Lord!

A prayer you can pray:

“The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true, being altogether righteous.” (Psalm 19:9; BSB) Listen to me U.S.A! Listen to me, U. S. Supreme Court! “Why is this nation so shaken up and the people planning foolish things? The kings of the earth stand in a line ready to fight, and all the leaders are against You, Lord, and against Your Chosen One. They say, ‘Let us break their chains and throw them away from us.’ You Who sit in the heavens laughs. You make fun of them. You will speak to them in Your anger and make them afraid, saying, But as for Me, I have set My King on Zion, My holy mountain.’ I will make known Your words, Lord. He said to Me, ‘You are My Son. Today I have become Your Father. Ask of Me, and I will give the nations for you to own. The ends of the earth will belong to You. You will break them using a piece of iron. And they will be broken in pieces like pots of clay.’ So, kings, be wise. Listen, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and be full of joy as you shake in fear. Kiss the Son. Be afraid that He may be angry and destroy you in the way. For His anger is quick. Happy are all who put their trust in Him.” You will accomplish Your heart’s desire as we, Your Ekklesia, partner with You in intercession. Kingdom of God, come! Will of God on earth, be done! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Fear the Lord and celebrate His goodness, America!


08
Aug 2018

Prophetic Exhortation to Shift the Courts

I know that there have been thousands praying and fasting and doing prayer journeys over the years for the shifting of the courts of America, and especially the Supreme Court. Many have done much more than I have, but I want to tell you a little about my journey. When God spoke to me in October of 2002, he said that he wanted me to give my focus to the courts. He said they were the open gate where evil is coming into the nation and the Church must change that. I began to stir up the prayer movement and say, “You must pray for the courts.” Since that time, I have prayed, preached, pleaded, been on television programs, written books, and done about everything I can possibly do to say, “We must give all of our efforts to this! The future of a nation is at stake! We are warring for the soul of a nation!” I am not being sensational when I say that. We are warring for the destiny of millions of people. We are warring for the destiny of nations!

“And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, ‘O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments….Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications… O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.’” (Daniel 9:4-5, 17a and 19; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray the prayer of Daniel (written above) over the courts of America.
  • Thank the Lord for those who have prayed, and taught, and warned, and led intercession and prayer journeys, for the shifting of the Supreme Court.
  • Intercede for those leaders that set their faces like flint and have not stopped until they saw the shift of the Court in their generation. Ask God to refresh them and help them press in until the Court is solidly shifted—two, maybe three, or even four conservative constitutional justices seated there.
  • Decree that America will line up with the destiny God has for this great nation. We were created to take the Gospel to the nations of the earth from these shores.

A prayer you can pray:

O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps Your covenant and mercy with those who love You, and with those who keep Your commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments….Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servants, and our supplications…O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name. Thank you for all those that have interceded for a shift in the Supreme Court – the shift we are now experiencing. We won’t be content with just one more conservative justice. We want at least two more and maybe three more strong constitutionalists on our high court! We call America to align with the reasons You established our nation—to be a light in the darkness and a place of refuge where everyone can find salvation in Christ. Let us also be a people who take the Gospel from these shores to the nations of the earth! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

America! Fulfill your destiny! Preach the Gospel to the nations of the earth!


07
Aug 2018

Satan’s Opposition Against the Saints

God decrees that changes are happening. God decrees, “This is going to change! I am coming to do this thing! I’m going to move in the nation! I’m going to restore!” The minute Satan hears that, he starts to plan to move against the Church. He moves against the Church because God works through the Church. Satan tries to get us weary and to distract us in any way he can. Sometimes, he just gets us off track through bad theology. He also works through our ignorance of what is happening. He tries to deceive us, so that what God has decreed can no longer happen. When God makes a promise to us, it is not always guaranteed. It can be conditional on what we do, how we respond, whether we will carry out the Word. This can be expected in the battle for the Courts.

He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law.” (Daniel 7:25a; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read Ephesians 6:10-18. This is the passage on the full armor of God. Pray through it out loud and ready yourself for spiritual battle for the Supreme Court.
  • Ask the Lord for supernatural grace to stay focussed.
  • Consider fasting social media, news outlets, or other things that could be a distraction to hearing Holy Spirit clearly.
  • Many believers are basing their belief system on politics instead of the Word of God right now. Intercede for the Church to be able to lay political views aside and come into unity over the Word of God.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we recognize that we are in a spiritual battle. Satan is looking to win this one, because at least a generation is at stake, if not a number of generations of Americans coming up behind us. Life, justice, truth, and righteousness are at stake and we must war with spiritual weapons to win this battle for the Supreme Court. Grant Your Church supernatural grace and strength to focus. Turn us aside from distractions that can sway our mindsets one way or another. We must have the mind of Christ. Help us to pray at all times, as Apostle Paul encourages us to in Ephesians 6:18. We need to hear Holy Spirit telling us how to pray, so we hit the mark with our intercession. Remove our prideful opinions based on our politics. Our thoughts must be Yours and must be based on Your Word. Then, the enemy cannot manipulate us or turn us against each other. Make us one, so You can command a blessing over our nation, Jesus! If we are one in You, we will encourage each other and the enemy won’t be able to wear us out! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is moving in to change the Supreme Court and change the nation!


06
Aug 2018

We Have Entered an Appointed Time

Look at Daniel 2:20-21. Basically, it says that God has the ability to shift us into another season and bring some people down and raise up others. I believe that God has changed the time and the season for this nation and for the Courts. In Daniel 7:25 it says, “Satan will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One. He will intend to make alterations in times and law.” It is saying that Satan comes along and tries to take the appointed times of God and change them. “Appointed time” means “opportune time”; the “right time”. It is “kairos” in the New Testament. When we have an appointed time of God for things to change, when we have an opportunity to move into something new or see a restoration take place, Satan comes along and he tries to change that. How does he do that? Not by changing God’s mind. He tries to impact the saints. He tries to mentally and emotionally wear us down. We get tired of the battle, tired of praying, tired of the calls to prayer, tired of fasting. We start to grow weary in our well-doing. God tells us not to let that happen, because that is how Satan works to try to steal our opportune moments away.

“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.” (Daniel 2:20-21; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Don’t get weary in well-doing. If you feel weary, talk to God about this, worship Him, and let Him refresh you.
  • Tell Satan to back off, for you are one who will press in, not back up!
  • This is an appointed time for the national battle for the U.S. Supreme Court. Stay focused, well-informed, and  on target with your intercession.
  • Join with others in prayer groups or on prayer calls if you feel weary praying alone.
  • Declare over yourself that God will grant you grace to overcome any weariness and wisdom to know how to fight the good fight of faith, until God’s choice is seated on the Court.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, refresh me. Renew me. Break all tiredness and weariness off of me. We have hit the apex of a battle and the Supreme Court is about to shift for at least a generation. It’s not time to stop interceding now! Increase my faith. Partner me with others and let us encourage one another. Jesus, You will grant me grace to overcome, wisdom to know how to pray, and strength to press through until the next person of Your choice is seated on the Court. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is shifting the U. S. Supreme Court! I will stand with Him until it is accomplished!


05
Aug 2018

The Founders of Yale and Princeton

The founders of Yale said, “Every student shall consider the main end of his study is to know God and Jesus Christ and answerably to lead a godly, sober life.”(*) In 1755, the students of Yale College were instructed, “Above all, have an eye to the great end of all your studies, which is to obtain the clearest conceptions of Divine things and to lead you to a saving knowledge of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.”(*) Princeton University’s motto was, “Under God’s power, she flourishes.” (*) The first President of Princeton University, the Rev. Jonathan Dickenson, stated, “Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the Cross of Christ.” (*) The first President of Princeton said that.

He wants all people to be saved and to learn the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for all of the earliest U.S. universities and colleges you can find. Most were established as seminaries. Otherwise, they were typically founded with a biblical directive. Start with Yale and Princeton. (Click here for a good place to start.)
  • Declare the founders’ heart and intent back into these schools, as indicated in the quotes above.
  • Pray for every college-aged student to encounter Christ.
  • Declare that no court, not even our U.S. Supreme Court, can keep Christ out of our colleges and universities!
  • Cry out for a sweeping move of God in our colleges and universities!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we call our nation’s earliest colleges and universities back to their roots, if they were established to honor You. (Find schools to pray for here.) We declare that You once moved on the hearts of those that founded these schools with Your plan. Renew and refresh it, Father. Let revival hit our college campuses! May every student encounter Jesus! No court in the land, not even the U. S. Supreme Court, can keep Jesus out or stop this move of God! Holy Spirit, sweep over our universities! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Christ’s gospel will go forth from our colleges and universities once again!

* Quotes are from “America’s God and Country.” Learn more here.


04
Aug 2018

Little Known Facts About Harvard University

Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first—Harvard University. In the original Harvard school handbook, rule number one was, “Students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek, so they can study the scriptures.” (*) A quote from the handbook says, “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life.” (*) The founders of Harvard believed that “all knowledge without Christ was vain.” (*) The word “Veritas” on the college seal means “Divine Truth” (*). The motto of Harvard was officially, “For Christ and the Church.” (*)

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Call back our earliest universities to the root they were founded on – to know Christ and His Word.
  • Call Harvard back to knowing again “Divine Truth” found in Christ alone.
  • Decree over Harvard University, You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!” (John 8:32; GWT)
  • Let all knowledge without Christ be vain and ask God to make the students hunger and thirst after Jesus!
  • Declare that Harvard will once again be a school that turns out men and women into arenas of influence who know Christ and will make Him known.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we call our nation’s earliest universities and colleges back to their roots. They were founded on the principle that the Word of God was to be the basis of all they would be educated to do in life. That is the very best foundation they could have—the Bible. Return Harvard, specifically, back to knowing Divine Truth, which is found only in Christ. Harvard University, You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!” (John 8:32; GWT) may the students there that know You be on fire for You, drawing others to hunger and thirst after You, Jesus. Impact every sphere of society with Harvard graduates that have once again come to know Jesus Christ and Your Word. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Harvard University and all Ivy Leagues will experience a sweeping revival and growing hunger of the students to know the Word of God and the God of the Word!

* Quote from “America’s God and Country.” Learn more here.


03
Aug 2018

What Was the Founding Fathers’ Intent?

In 1782, the Congress of the United States voted this resolution, “The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.” (*) Did you just read that? Read it again. This group that supposedly did not want God to have anything to do with public life or any government paid-for facility voted that the Bible was very good to be used in schools. In fact, did you know that one of the first acts of the Continental Congress, after they signed the Declaration of Independence, was to order 25,000 Bibles from Europe to pass out to the people of America? I doubt if you heard that in school.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “The Bible will be welcomed in schools once again.”
  • Identificationally repent for the actions our Courts and education administrators have taken to ban the Bible in the school system.
  • Encourage your children to take their Bibles to school to read in free reading time. Get young ones Bible story books to read.
  • Ask your school librarians to add Christian literature to the bookshelves. If there are any books on other religions, humanism, magic, etc., that is the open door for your request.
  • If you are college-aged, insert Bible quotes, stories, examples, and concepts into the papers you write and reports you present.
  • If you are a teacher, take your own Bible to school and read it in your own free time. Start a Bible study with other teachers. It is not against the law or the Constitution. It just makes some people around you nervous.
  • Intercede for a fresh wind of Bible-welcomeness in your local schools.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I declare, “The Bible will be welcomed in schools once again.” Forgive our judges and the administrators of our educational system for their ban on Bibles. This is not how America was founded. Your Word was so welcome for at least 150 years. Why should just a few people who don’t know You or understand the transforming power of Your Word decide to eliminate it from our schools? I will determine to be a voice for its re-insertion into the school system by encouraging students from the youngest to the oldest to take their Bibles to school. They should read them, quote them in papers and reports, and live according to its principles. Give teachers the boldness to study the Word in their free time at school, separately and together. Make those around them curious and hungry to see what that’s all about, Holy Spirit. Let our witness be filled with love and grace. Let Your holy wind blow over Your Word and perform it through Your Church in the schools, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

America will once again honor the Word of God!

* Quote from “America’s God and Country.” Learn more here.


02
Aug 2018

Quotes from Founding Fathers and Presidents

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.” (*Founding Father, Patrick Henry) President Adams, on July 4, 1821, said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” (*) Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States, reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, “The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in this country.” (*)

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.” (Psalm 62:2; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “Our nation was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ!”
  • Thank the Lord for all of those who laid down their lives 240+ years ago for the cause of birthing a nation that would honor Jesus Christ above all.
  • Declare, “The Bible, the Word of God, is an important component of the foundation of our government. The world cannot take that away, judges cannot take that away, and politicians cannot take that away. We, Christ’s followers, choose to live on that firm foundation!”
  • Declare, “Those from the nations of the earth who come to our shores shall find refuge here, religious freedom here, and the opportunity to come to know Christ here.”

A prayer you can pray:

Our nation was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Many lives, including those of some of our founding fathers, were lost establishing the United States of America as a nation that honors Christ above all. Thank you for their sacrifice, Lord. How dare we treat it so lightly as to ignore what they fought for. The Bible, the Word of God, is still an important component of the foundation of our government. The world cannot take that away, judges cannot take that away, and politicians cannot take that away. We, Christ’s followers, choose to live on that firm foundation! Jesus, send us those from the nations of the earth. Let them come to our shores and find refuge here, religious freedom here, and the opportunity to come to know You here. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Our nation was founded on Christ alone!

* Quote from “America’s God and Country.” Learn more here.


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