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13
Mar 2020

Where is the Fearless Army of Faith? – Part 1

“Dread has come to the church. The following verse is a warning to rebels of God, yet it is manifesting among Christians today. Embarrassing.

“‘Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life.’ (Deuteronomy 28:66; ESV)

“As Believers, we are promised abundant life and a life free from fear. Those who rebel? Dread has come. Why is the church responding like the lost? Why are so many afraid, anxious and losing hope? We have a problem.

“Dr. Drew Pinsky was quoted by FOX News: ‘Essentially the entire problem we are having is due to panic, not the virus,’ he said. ‘I was saying this six weeks ago. We have six deaths from the coronavirus, 18,000 from the flu. Why isn’t the message, “Get your flu vaccine’”?’

“Pinsky, host of ‘Dr. Drew After Dark,’ said the coronavirus impact has been milder than initially projected.

“‘The entirety of the problem now is that people are being pushed into bankruptcy. Travel is down. The supply chain is being interrupted because of panic,’ he reiterated.

“‘The flu virus is vastly more consequential and nobody is talking about that.’

‘He said that people who are wearing respirator masks are engaged in ‘panic behavior’ rather than preventative measures.

“‘It is a press-induced panic that will have real consequences. It will not be the virus,’ Pinsky said.

“If Dr. Drew is furious that secular society is panicking about coronavirus, I believe we as Christians should be all the more furious.

This fear that’s causing supposed blood-bought followers of the most powerful being in existence to absolutely freak out over a minuscule chance that they might be touched by a flu-like illness is ridiculous when compared to their concerns about eternity.

“If there’s a much greater chance of going to hell, where is the panic, the concern, the preparation? This road is very narrow and few will avoid eternal torment, yet people are stressed over a virus? Yes, some have died, and that should cause heartfelt compassion, but it shouldn’t result in anxiety. While numbers may increase and appropriate health precautions should absolutely be taken, as of the writing of this article, of the 327 million people living in the United States, nine have died from coronavirus. The percentage? 0.0000000275229358%, or approximately 1 in 36 million.

The chances of going to Hell? Much greater than 50%. Some would argue more than 99%. Again, where is the urgent, intense concern?” (To be continued…) (Article by John Burton)1

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.” (Matthew 7:13; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord. Remind yourself of how great He is and how intimate He is with you.
  • How are you doing in the fear department? Feeling nervous, anxious, terrified? Ask the Lord why that is? Where do you not trust Him, fear Him, or understand His deep, deep love for you? Let Him minister to that fear with a goal of setting you free.
  • Read Psalm 46. Declare verses 1-3 and 7 over you and your family, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
  • Now, be brave and consider how concerned or unconcerned you are about souls slipping into hell. Be real with the Lord. Let Him change your perspective and your heart. Intercede passionately for the lost!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I worship You. You are the Maker of the heavens and the earth, the creator of all things, and the lover of my soul. You have saved me, healed me, and delivered me. Of whom shall I fear? Why am I feeling fearful over this coronavirus? Is this truly responsible caution, or am I not trusting You somewhere? Show me, Lord, and deliver me. I should be an example to the world of faith and trust in You. Right now, most of the Church appears to be acting just as panicked as the world! Lord, I repent. Heal my heart and mind with a greater revelation of the love of Christ! I declare over myself and my family, “God, You are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. You, Lord Almighty, are with us; You are our fortress.”

Let me fear You above all else. Let me be terrified that anyone I know would slip into eternity without Jesus. Let me cry out with passionate intercession for the lost all around me. Jesus, save them! Use this coronavirus situation to awake a passion in me to tell them about You before it is too late. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will lay our fear of the coronavirus aside, and cry out to reach the lost slipping into hell in mass numbers worldwide.

1 Excerpted from “Christians Are Being Embarrassed by Coronavirus”, by John Burton. Originally published by The Stream.  

Read more about John Burton here.


12
Mar 2020

Good News from the Coronavirus taskforce!

“The Trump Administration is leading an ‘all-of-America’ approach, as Vice President Mike Pence calls it, to protect Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak. Led by Vice President Pence, the task force convened by praying about this issue facing our nation. That is Godly leadership!

Updates:

“‘Last week, at this table, the President met with pharmaceutical leaders, we met with nursing home leaders, leaders of commercial labs, airline industries,’ Vice President Pence said. ‘We’re bringing all of the businesses of the country to bear to protect the health of the American people.’

“‘I’m pleased to report…that [many] insurance companies have agreed to waive all copays on coronavirus testing and extend coverage for coronavirus treatment in all of their benefit plans,’ the Vice President said.

“Medicare and Medicaid announced recently that beneficiaries will have Coronavirus testing and treatment covered. Now, private insurers have made that commitment, as well.

“Insurers also agreed to cover tele-medicine services, which will allow all patients—particularly among the vulnerable senior population—to be treated without feeling the need to go to a hospital or doctor’s office.

“After sitting down with insurance leaders at the White House, the President traveled to Capitol Hill that afternoon, where he and Vice President Pence met with lawmakers. ‘We just had a meeting on stimulus, and you’ll be hearing about it soon. But it was a great meeting,’ President Trump said.

“He also had one important message for Americans during this time: We’re prepared.

“‘Everybody has to be vigilant and has to be careful. But be calm,’ the President said. Thanks to early preventative measures by the Administration, as well as the strong fundamentals in our economy and job market, America is in great shape to weather any storm.” (One Voice Prayer Movement Team)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” (Philippians 4:6; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We do not look first to government for our salvation or protection. We look first to God. However, we do want to thank the Lord for a government that is making positive steps to help our citizens in this time of crisis. 
  • Look through the article above and thank the Lord specifically for those things the government has done. Pray over each of those measures to be put in place smoothly and without delay.
  • Pray for our senators and congressmen to support the executive branch’s plans and efforts. We need unity! 
  • Keep praying for Vice President Mike Pence and the coronavirus taskforce as they seek solutions for our nation on this issue.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we are thankful for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s efforts to get ahead of the Coronavirus that’s hit America. Many people, including many Christians, are fearful and our government’s leaders work on this will be helpful. People need to see that our leaders are working to help protect both our health and our families’ financial well-being. Thank you for the leaders of pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, laboratories, airlines, etc., agreeing to do what they can to help limit the spread of the virus and hold costs to reasonable levels. Thank you that the insurance companies agreed to waive copays and some other deductibles, so people will seek medical care. Also, that they will allow, even encourage the use of tele-medcine services for those worried about going to doctors’ offices, where they may encounter the virus. 

Now, Lord, we need to see both branches of Congress work with the executive branch to ensure these agreements are carried out. We decree that the politicization of this epidemic is wicked and evil and hurts p[eople. Both sides must work together to put reasonable measures in place quickly. This will help quell the fears, especially of those that don’t know Jesus. Drop Your strategies into the hearts and minds of Vice President Pence and the rest of the Task Force until things are stable again. Thank You, Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

We are thankful for Godly governmental leadership in  America!

Learn more about the One Voice Prayer Movement here.


11
Mar 2020

The Fear of the Lord and the Coronavirus

“As I prepared to participate in the Global Day of Prayer called by Cindy Jacobs and many other respected leaders, I heard the Lord say that the tactic of the enemy against the global church right now is to knock the wind out of it via the spirit of fear. He is trying to spread a pandemic of fear in the church of Jesus Christ. He knows that if he can blindside us with demonic fear, the fear of the Lord will be overtaken and the doorway to wisdom on how to pray and decree against this thing will be closed. Understanding will be lost and confusion will come.

“The Lord then said that what the enemy is trying to do is grip the church with Nosophobia. 

“What is Nosophobia?

“Nosophobia is defined as ‘the irrational fear of contracting a disease.’ ‘Nosos’ is the greek word for disease. 

“To the believer in the fullness of Christ, fear should be irrational, because God has not given us a spirit of fear (1 Timothy 1:7). We are to push back against the demonic spirit of fear and stand in the fear of the Lord. Wisdom on how to pray and decree will only come when we are grounded in the fear of the Lord. The fear of the Lord will set you free and keep you free from the snare of death that is this irrational demonic fear.

“The Lord then showed me this word ‘Nosos’ in scripture. He pointed me to Luke 9:1 – And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. The word ‘diseases’ in the text is the word nosos. God has given his sons and daughters, those who stand in the fear of the Lord, legal right to overturn disease and cast out fear. You see Jesus and his disciples dealing with nosos (disease) over and over in scripture, so He has set a ‘not on my watch’ biblical precedent that fear and this disease has to bow before the King of kings.” (Anthony Medina

“Where can wisdom be found? It is born in the fear of God. Everyone who follows his ways will never lack his living-understanding.” (Psalms 111:10; TPT)

“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.” (Proverbs 14:27; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer (by, Anthony Medina):

  • Cast off the restraint of fear!
  • Bow before God Almighty in reverential and holy fear.
  • Receive Divine wisdom and strategy.
  • Overturn this demon of disease.

A prayer you can pray:

God, I come to You reminding myself of Who You are. You are God Almighty, You made the heavens and the earth and all that is in it. You are worthy of my worship! You are worthy of my whole-hearted commitment. I choose to fear You, Lord, and to ask for a grace to fear nothing and none other than You. Your perfect love casts out my fear. I need a revelation of the depth of Your love! The Church needs a revelation of how deeply we are loved by You. Knowing that causes us to bow deeply before Your wonderful throne of grace, to find grace to help in time of need. Lord, You are worthy of my worship.

I will not fear the coronavirus, if I am walking in a holy, reverential fear of You! I will seek You for Divine strategy for how to pray and how to act. I want to be an example of the Believers in this international trial. Show me what scriptures to use as a sword of the Lord. Show me what to decree. I declare that this demonic plague will be stopped. Like Aaron, I will run to intercede between this unseen viral foe and the people, whom You deeply love. Save them, Jesus. Give them an opportunity to come to know You as their loving Savior, amen.

Today’s decree:

We choose the fear of the Lord, our Fountain of Life, and turn away from the snares of death!
Learn more about Anthony Medina here.


10
Mar 2020

Dealing With Epidemic Fear 

“God has spoken very clearly about the epidemic of fear that is trying to get a foothold in people as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Lord rebuked me two weeks ago about not calling the Body of Christ to prayer regarding the epidemic. So, I got input from prophets and intercessors from around the world. Also, I remembered when the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders met last Fall, there was a warning of viruses coming that had no cure. But God! Sharon Stone Black, a prophet from England, said this was a two-pronged attack of fear. She said, ‘There are two aspects of fear that need to be identified—fear of contagious disease itself and fear of lack.’ Some of that fear is for our businesses, the stock market and retirement accounts, the stability of our jobs, and just taking care of the needs of our families. Hoarding is already happening and may get worse, and that can hurt people who don’t hoard. We need to intercede into the fear.

“So, as I pondered all this, the Lord said to me, ‘If you will take away the pointing of the finger…’ What does this mean? It means that people think that somebody needs to take the blame. The Lord showed me there was latent racism against Asian people. So, if you are an Asian, I want you to know that we are very, very sorry for pointing our finger at you. Racism is wrong against any people group. We need to make sure we do not play this blame game, so there is nothing in the way of God releasing healing to our nation.”

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday… Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” (Isaiah 58:9b-10 and 12; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Bring your own fear of the Coronavirus to the throne of grace.
  • Tell the Lord about any fear you have of Him not caring for your family through this outbreak.
  • Present any fear of financial loss to the Lord.
  • Maybe you are even afraid you will lose your life, especially if you lay hands on the sick. Let Him comfort you in that. You don’t have to lay hands on anyone unless He directs you to or you have the faith for it.
  • If you have had any thoughts to lay blame for this epidemic on Asians or any other racial group, repent and ask the Lord to show you how to intercede for them, instead. 

A prayer you can pray:

“So we say we do not have a fear of lack on us. God, You have promised us abundance. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but You promised us abundant life. We believe for blessing. We say economies are secure. We know that Satan wants to disrupt people’s lives. He even wants to affect our elections through this. He has done it before and he is trying again. If the markets go down, the elections shake. Even greater than a fear of financial loss is the fear of the loss of our own mortality. The enemy is trying to move us out of the fear of the Lord and into fear for our lives, but we are to be those that do not fear our lives even unto death. We need to overcome that fear of death and start looking at how to share our faith in Jesus Christ with those who are fearful and do not know Jesus. Satan wants to disrupt the Great Awakening, but we say, “It’s going to backfire on him!” You will turn this crisis into our opportunity. It is irrational for the Church to fear sickness and disease, if Jesus healed all who were sick. Jesus, You tell us to go and heal the sick, also. What are we doing allowing fear in our lives? We should be running to where the sick are in order to get our hands on them. 

And, Lord, forgive us the pointing of the finger at any people group, especially Asians. It is not their fault that this disease is among us. They are victims also. We must have compassion for everyone afflicted by evil one. Forgive us and heal us all in the Name of the One who makes us whole—Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We will not be afraid, but will lovingly lay hands on anyone sick in the Name of Jesus, and they will recove


09
Mar 2020

Dealing With the Coronavirus

“I had a dream the other night. In this dream, John G. Lake appeared to me. John G. Lake was a healing revivialist in the early 20th century who went right into the face of the Black Plague. Yet, he was not injured by it. He had doctors put the Black Plague virus on his skin and they watched the plague die. See, there’s an overshadowing grace of God’s goodness that wants to come upon His people right now. There’s an overshadowing. Peter’s shadow healed because there was an overshadowing Presence of Almighty God. So, back to the dream. In the dream, John G. Lake placed gold bars in my hand. This was not for me, but for the Body of Christ in this hour. He is placing a new anointing in our hands. He said, ‘The anointing that’s coming will break the yoke.’ Suddenly, I saw that Jesus was behind him, and He said, ‘Breathe in Me and exhale the Kingdom.’ He did that. He breathed in and blew out. Then, He said it again, ‘Breathe in Me and exhale the Kingdom.’ Then He said these simple words, ‘Now, go in faith and release My Kingdom. There is only faith where My perfect love is. Go and release My Kingdom for love brings power.’

“I woke up with this revelation, ‘This outbreak will be an opportunity for outpouring.’ Who wants the outpouring?! God is looking for a hungry people who are a desperate people.” (Stephen Springer)

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

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “God, You are sending an outpouring in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak!”
  • Make declarations about the healing power of Jesus Christ. Look up and declare every scripture you can find on this. Start with Matthew 4:23.
  • Pray until you have stirred up your faith and believe!
  • Boldly ask the Lord to give you an anointing like He gave John G. Lake to heal the sick and introduce them to Jesus, the Healer. 
  • Say, “Harvest time is now!”

A prayer you can pray (By Stephen Springer):

God, You are sending an outpouring in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak! I declare that revival is at hand. I say that we shall go into the face of this disease and it shall bow its knee. I decree and declare, “Jesus, even as You destroyed iniquity, You destroyed all diseases through Your shed blood on the cross.” I invoke Your Name, the Name that is above all names; the Name of Jesus. We invoke the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. You came in the flesh and destroyed sickness and disease. I ask, God, that You pour out Your blessings. I say, “Harvest time is now!” I declare now Your Word that says, “In the last days, I will pour out My Spirit on Your sons and daughters.” I believe Your Word. You ask that the Church believes in You, and believes with You. You say, “Watch what you can do as the overshadowing grace of My Kingdom comes.” I receive this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Coronavirus outbreak will become an outpouring of Christ’s Kingdom!

Learn more about Stephen Springer here.


08
Mar 2020

The Horrifying Stories behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law – Part 3

“When the U.S. Supreme Court (convened) Wednesday morning, let’s hope they see these real victims of a ruthless, money-hungry abortion industry. The liberal media will scream that the Louisiana law before these nine justices is about shutting down clinics. It’s not. It’s about forcing an industry that claims to put women first to prove it. If businesses like Delta Women’s Health want to stay open, it’s up to them. They can abide by Act 620 that requires them to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital (which, based on these accounts, they need), or they can refuse to make the changes that protect mothers and close their doors.

“The Left will argue that this is about abortion access. But who wants access to an unsafe abortion? We don’t care if it’s ‘inconvenient’ for these businesses to file the paperwork for admitting privileges. We care that women don’t get hurt more. And everyone in this country — liberal or conservative — should too. There’s one casualty from every abortion already. There shouldn’t be two. ‘Look, I’d love it if the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade,’ Rep. Johnson said all those years ago. ‘That would be the greatest day of my life. But until we can do that, I accept the fact that they can perform abortions legally, and I just want them to do it under the same health and safety standards that any other medical professional has to adhere to.’ That’s what we said in 1999, when Mike (Johnson) and I fought for Louisiana first abortion clinic regulation law — and it’s what every justice should say now.

“To check out the amicus brief that FRC filed in the case, click here. Also, don’t miss my brand new Washington Times op-ed with that young attorney-turned-congressman, Mike Johnson, ‘Supreme Court should put a stop to the abortion industry getting a free pass.’” (Tony Perkins)1

“The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, but is terror to the workers of iniquity.” (Proverbs 21:15; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Mike Johnson is an attorney, but he is also a Congressman representing Louisiana. Watch his comments on the SCOTUS case here and intercede for his good work for those he represents.
  • Intercede for Tony Perkins, the President of Family Research Council. Bless him for his work to fight for the family, and every matter concerning that institution as God sees it. 
  • Pray for Delta Women’s Health. They can abide by Act 620 that requires them to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital (which, based on the accounts we showed you over the last few days, they need), or they can refuse to make the changes that protect mothers and close their doors.
  • Intercede for those in the media who slant news to support abortion and make women think everything is okay for them to have abortions. It is not a safe procedure. Their baby is not “fetal tissue”. They will not be emotionally okay for a long time, if ever. 
  • Proclaim, “Let stories of truth regarding abortion be told!”
  • Never stop believing and decreeing that there will be an ending of aboriton in America!

A prayer you can pray:

God, we cry out against the practice of abortion in America! We declare that it is never okay to kill a baby in the womb. Stories like the ones above show the heart of some of these abortionists. They are making money and do not care about the women. You care about the lives of every baby in the womb, but You also care about every mother. Reading these stories of how women are being treated in abortion clinics is frightening. No one should be treated like that, especially a woman in such a vulnerable position. We ask You to close those clinics where women are taken advantage of. And, we ask You again, Lord, to hear our cry, forgive our sin, and end abortion in America! 

As we ready ourselves for that hopeful day when abortion will not stain our land, we ask for solutions. The Church needs to get ready. We need centers to counsel women, provide for them, and provide for the children. We need adoption agencies raised up, as well as couples and families willing to adopt these little lives. We say, “Every child will be a welcome child! God will provide a family for them!” We need changed hearts, changed laws, and changed culture. Thank You, Jesus, for making this dream a reality. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Justice over the abortion issue will bring joy for the righteous, and will undo all the plans of those working to maintain it.

1 “The Horrifying Stories Behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law,” by Tony Perkins posted on www.frc.org 3/3/2020. Used with permission. 


07
Mar 2020

The Horrifying Stories behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law – Part 2

“Louisiana’s (Mike) Brinkley, it turns out, was quite a fan of Kermit Gosnell. He even hired the abortion monster to work for him in Delaware (before Gosnell went to prison for killing patients and snipping the spinal cords of perfectly healthy newborns). And the similarities didn’t end there. Brinkley ran his ‘clinic’ in Baton Rouge just like Gosnell’s house of horrors. Allyson Tunnard was just 19 when she worked there — and saw things that will scar her for life. She remembers holding down patients who were yelling in pain during late-term procedures, watching how rough and abusive the doctors were, and the day she wasn’t allowed to call 911 when a woman started gushing blood because the abortionist had carelessly sliced through her uterus. ‘She passed several blot clots as large as my head… but [Dr.] Whitmore refused to let anyone call [an ambulance] because he was afraid the media would find out.’ Later, her charts said there had been no complications.

“These are the stories that sealed the deal for Louisiana. Mike and I joined forces. In the state legislature, I showed an undercover video of the atrocities taking place behind clinic doors — the stomach-churning, third-world conditions — which, as even the liberal media points out, silenced all the critics. But now, 20 years later, much more needs to be done. Abortion businesses, Delta worker Lisa Teegarden warned, ‘are much more concerned with making money than with providing safe health care.’ And so they’ve found a way around the regulations — putting women’s lives on the line with shoddy care.

“Just last March, a young mom — barely 15 weeks pregnant — went into the same Delta Women’s Clinic and had her abortion botched so badly that she had to have a complete hysterectomy, sterilizing her for life. Turns out, when she started bleeding profusely, the nurse went to give her emergency saline — only to find that the crash cart didn’t have any! To her horror, the other medicine she needed to save her life was expired.” (Tony Perkins)1

“For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, neither is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.” (Jeremiah 16:17; AMP)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Abortion is a horrific and nightmarish procedure. Cry out against the killing of our nation’s unborn.
  • Abortion clinics are often a “house of horrors”. Read the stories above and find a place of deep compassion for the patients, even as you feel a deep anger toward those that exploit them for money. Cry out for the closing of these clinics.
  • Cry out for the ending of abortion in America!
  • Intercede for the healing of the bodies and minds of those women that have had abortions.
  • Declare, “Every child will be a welcome child! God will provide a family for them!”
  • Intercede for the solutions to the horror of abortion: laws, changes of heart, adoptions, community support structures, couples and families prepared to receive children that would otherwise be lost to abortion.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we cry out against the practice of abortion in America! We declare that it is never okay to kill a baby in the womb. Stories like the ones above show the heart of some of these abortionists. They are making money and do not care about the women. You care about the lives of every baby in the womb, but You also care about every mother. Reading these stories of how women are being treated in abortion clinics is frightening. No one should be treated like that, especially a woman in such a vulnerable position. We ask You to close those clinics where women are taken advantage of. And, we ask You again, Lord, to hear our cry, forgive our sin, and end abortion in America! 

As we ready ourselves for that hopeful day when abortion will not stain our land, we ask for solutions. The Church needs to get ready. We need centers to counsel women, provide for them, and provide for the children. We need adoption agencies raised up, as well as couples and families willing to adopt these little lives. We say, “Every child will be a welcomed child! God will provide a family for them!” We need changed hearts, changed laws, and changed culture. Thank You, Jesus, for making this dream a reality. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The lives of both children and women will be saved with the ending of abortion in America!

1 “The Horrifying Stories Behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law,” by Tony Perkins posted on www.frc.org 3/3/2020. Used with permission. 


06
Mar 2020

The Horrifying Stories behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law – Part 1

“Markethia Clark will never forget that day. Looking across the table at a young lawyer named Mike Johnson, she shudders. ‘It was unusually bad,’ she told him. Denise had been the last patient of the night, so everyone was tired and anxious to go home. Markethia wasn’t in the surgery room when the screaming started. Looking at her coworkers in horror, they froze. ‘We were all alarmed,’ she said, ‘because screaming out loud like that is unusual.’ The abortion, they knew, had gone terribly wrong. But calling an ambulance, the doctor barked, was out of the question.

“Denise survived because her mom rushed her to the hospital. About three months later, when lawyers and state officials started sniffing around the case, the doctor, Leroy Brinkley, ordered his staff to ‘fabricate some records to make it look like everything was done properly.’ ‘We made [them] up,’ Markethia admitted. It was the last she or anyone else knew of the case. But it wasn’t the end of the nightmares.

“When the inspectors came, Sandra Price said, ‘We stalled them’ while other employees ‘quietly gathered together the unsterilized hoses and re-packaged cannulas (labeled “For One Use Only”) and hid them… The only things they looked at were what we voluntarily showed them.’ Like a lot of abortion centers, Delta Women’s Health was filthy. The equipment was so disgustingly dirty, Markethia testified, that the ‘dilators had dried crusted blood down in the crevices of the numbers engraved on the side… The surgical tools were so rusted that if you rubbed your hand down it, it would leave a rusty, orange streak on your palm. Those were the same tools used on Denise and all the other girls at the clinic.’ There was ‘dried up blood on the floor, in the old recliners in the recovery room, and rust on the insides of the surgical trays,’ she shakes her head.” (Tony Perkins)1

“He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.” (Proverbs 28:13; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments on the Louisiana Unsafe Abortion Protection Act being contested by abortion providers in the state. Intercede for a righteous decision by the Justices as they now consider their opinions.
  • Click here to see snippets of the discussion of the justices with the plaintiff and defendant. Intercede for each of the nine justices as you read about their interaction with the attorneys presenting their cases. 
  • Until abortion is reversed in America, pray for an increase of just laws protecting women going to abortion clinics from harm. 
  • Ask the Lord to open the eyes of abortion providers and those that work for them. Many workers have left in the last few years, as they have realized what the circumstances of the abortion industry truly are. 
  • Ask the Lord to set up Divine appointments for abortion doctors and employees to come to know Jesus.
  • Declare, “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, on Wednesday a key case in the battle for Life was heard at the U.S. Supreme Court. In Russo v. June Medical Services LLC, the state of Louisiana is trying to uphold their law requiring physcians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. Situations like Markethia Clark’s are behind this law. We desire that abortion is eradicated from this nation, but in the meantime, we do not want to see doctors treat women seeking abortions with such disregard! Dirty clinics, filthy instruments, and sloppy procedures are killing women, or leaving them permanently maimed. Some have fought for their lives, yet the clinic staffs have covered over their sinful ways, caring for themselves instead of the women they serve. This needs to stop! We declare Your own Word, “He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion!” Set up Divine appointments. Convict the doctors and workers of sin. Let them be saved and find compassion in place of eternal judgement. 

Lord, the SCOTUS justices have heard the arguments and now they are deliberating. Let them look carefully at all the facts of this case and do the right thing for the women and for the State of Louisiana’s citizens. Let them uphold the law that requires admitting privileges with a local hospital. We intercede for each one of them, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Lord will forgive, save, and heal, all who renounce abortion and turn to Him with a repentant heart.
1 “The Horrifying Stories Behind Louisiana’s Clinic Law,” by Tony Perkins posted on www.frc.org 3/3/2020. Used with permission.


05
Mar 2020

Believing God Against Impossible Odds

I have been overwhelmed for a while now about the number of dreams people are sending me having to do with this nation. They are all good. They don’t all imply “easy”. None of them imply “the work is done”. They all indicate that we are moving into what we have been crying out for. We just have to finish well. I will share some of those dreams in the coming days. Today, I want to talk about when they started coming in.

In 2017, the Lord instructed me to carry a mantle of prayer for the nation under the banner of the Appeal to Heaven flag. That flag was commissioned by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. He flew it over the battlefields, the ships, and the camps. All of those involved in the war knew that if God didn’t come through, it was laughable for us to even think we could win a war against the greatest empire on the earth at that time. 

I have been reading and studying about that war since that time. I have been struck with how impossible it was for that fledgling group of colonists to win a war like that. There were hundreds of opportunities for it to fall apart. Yet, God kept supernaturally helping them. This was because of their appeal to heaven. Under the flag that he commissioned, General Washington interceded for his troops. He led them in prayer before every battle. That flag was a reminder for them to appeal to the Lord for success, because they knew they couldn’t win that war any other way. If God was not fighting for them, it was not possible.

“You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.” (Deuteronomy 3:22; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We can fear the harshness of the enemy or remember and trust in the faithfulness of God. Make a choice.
  • If your battle feels like  more than you can handle, passionately, purposefully and consistently appeal to heaven for breakthrough.
  • If the battle for America feels impossible, remember Israel’s great battles to obtain their promises. 
  • Declare, “Therefore, we will not fear, but we will trust in the Name of the Lord our God. He made the heavens and the earth and He is able to deliver us out of the hand of the evil one!”
  • Say, “With God, all things are possible!” Name the victories you are expecting.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, today we make a choice to believe You instead of fearing what the enemy can do to us. The odds are not in our favor. Examples from history show that this is common in spiritual battles. From stories in the Bible, such as the battles Joshua and Gideon led, to America’s Revolutionary War, we see these overwhelming odds against Your people. Yet, You came through when You were sought for the victory! George Washington knew that unless there was a persistent appeal to heaven, the war was lost before it began. He had a flag designed to remind his troops to pray for You were involved in the battle. Joshua kept reminding his people to put aside fear, seek You, and do whatever You told them to do, because You were directing the battle. You are all about fulfilling Your promises. We must only keep You in our sights. We must watch and listen carefully for You and Your instructions. If we do that, we will not fear, but we will trust in Your wonderful Name. You made the heavens and the earth and You are able to deliver us out of the hand of the evil one! With You all things are possible! We look for You for breakthrough in our personal situations, as well as to fulfill the promises given for our nation. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Today’s decree:

We will win the war we are in because God is fighting for us!


04
Mar 2020

God’s Choice to Turn a Nation (Louisiana Abortion Case at the SCOTUS TODAY!)

I have often encouraged believers to judge what God is doing in America—not by what they see or hear naturally—but by the spirit. Elijah “saw” and “heard” drought-breaking rain (the sign of God’s favor returning to Israel) before there was even a cloud in the sky (see 1 Kings 18:41). Likewise, in today’s America, the moral depravity and staggering departure from God and our Christian roots can easily mask what He is doing.

However, a huge sign was given to us three years ago when God began using one of the most unlikely men in America to trumpet a political message: “drain the swamp” and “make America great again.” I would have chosen an individual with a great moral record, sound theology, a worshipping heart and true humility. God chose Donald J. Trump. And it has been oh-so-refreshing to watch him buck the system and expose the evil agendas of Washington DC. The far left (as does the kingdom of darkness) hates him.

Why was Trump’s election so angering to the left? Through government, media, education and entertainment, there has been a successful, full-on 60-70 year effort to reshape America, turning us from our Christian roots and our God-given destiny, which is to be the leading voice of the gospel and liberty around the world. (This, probably unbeknownst to POTUS, is our nation’s true greatness.) Trump’s win interrupted and is even reversing this antichrist momentum. His federal judges and Supreme Court appointments alone (with more coming) have been an immeasurable setback to the left. Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, stated recently: “We can withstand one term, but the destruction he would do to the courts in our country [if he is given 4 more years] …he must be defeated!” She and her far left allies were nearly rabid with anger and hatred at the State of the Union address. They know their agenda is being thwarted.

God’s divine reversal isn’t finished, however. The exposing of evil will continue, as will the turnaround. This year, 2020, is the hinge year. If we persist, the door into America’s great revival and resurrection will swing open fully this year. And we will.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Are you able to see past natural national circumstances and into what God is doing?
  • Write down at least one thing you know God is doing in America, even if the media, left-leaning politicians, and others are trying to ignore, cover over, or discredit it.
  • Louisiana’s abortion case will be heard at the Supreme Court TODAY. Intercede for the turning around of abortion. Let the nation choose LIFE!
  • Consider some things that President Trump has done that have surprised you, such as returning prayer to schools, enacting protections for the unborn, ensuring the protection of religious freedoms, filling the courts with conservative judges, and acknowledging Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 
  • Have you heard news of national revivals? They are happening! 
  • Keep praying for God to arise and all of His enemies to be scattered!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, let Your Church not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So often, we get really tired and stop right when You are about to move! It is the same in a natural birth. The mama wants to see that baby, but she gets so tired in the transition period, that she wants to stop. Her doctor, midwife, and husband must often whole-heartedly encourage her to press in and keep going, because the baby is almost there! Let the intercessors be as midwives right now. The enemy’s attacks are growing stronger, which means we are almost there! You have been moving, You are moving! We are about to see the things we have contended for becoming reality. Laws are changing. People are moving out and moving into place. Culture is slowly changing. We cannot grow weary now! 

Louisiana’s case is at the Supreme Court today. It is a case that could be the beginning of the end of aboriton in America. We must pray today and throughout the next couple of weeks, while the justices make their decision. President Trump has positioned constitutional justices on the Court and we pray they can find the reason to support Louisiana and their Unsafe Abortion Protections Act. There are so many things this President has done to support Life. Thank You for giving this man to our nation, even though he is an unusual choice. You knew what was in him. You knew what the nation needed. 

Lord, move now to give us more than a governmentally-changed culture. Give us a spiritually changed one. Give us the harvest we long for—a harvest of souls! That and that alone can secure a nation that honors You and holds onto the cultural changes for our children and grandchildren. We ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The Ekklesia will pray and the exposing of evil will continue, as will the turnaround!


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