Dec 2017

Praying for Justice Kennedy

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Colorado case in which a baker, Jack Phillips, turned down a request to provide a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012. Mr. Phillips is a Christian who also chooses not to bake Halloween cakes and cakes for other occasions he does not religiously agree with. The refusal prompted the filing of a discrimination suit against Phillips by David Mullins and Charlie Craig. The justices appeared divided in their statements right along politically ideological lines. The swing vote in the middle appears to be Justice Kennedy. He questioned both the possibility of discrimination against homosexuals and Colorado state laws that could be biased against religion.1

“Mankind will say, ‘Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.’” (Psalm 58:11; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask God to grant Jack Phillips and his attorneys grace and strength to stand in confidence before the throne of grace. Pray Psalm 58:11 over Jack Phillips, who is standing up for his convictions as a Believer in Jesus.
  • Pray that the Supreme Court Justices will rule according to the U.S. Constitution, instead of along political lines.
  • Fervently intercede for Justice Kennedy, especially, as he deliberates his decision. Pray that God will grant him wisdom to know the right thing to do.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I pray for Jack Phillips. He is a Christian who has decided that he would rather not participate in lifestyle decisions that he believes the Bible opposes. Should the Justices rule against him, this case may significantly limit religious freedom going forward. Speak to the Justices, especially Justice Kennedy, and grant them wisdom to filter their opinions through our Constitution and not their own opinions. Our Court was to be non-political, but its decisions often fall along those lines. Intervene, Judge of the whole earth and Judge over our nation. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God will intervene in the Phillips case and grant His justice and our freedom of religion.

1 Lawrence Hurley, “Pivotal Justice Kennedy poses tough questions in gay wedding case.” Reuters, December 5, 2017. 12/5/17.

Dec 2017

Mercy Releases Miracles

The Bible tells us that even in His wrath, God remembers mercy. Mercy is not sympathy. Mercy is covenantal love. It’s translated, “mercy”, “lovingkindness”. It’s new every morning. It’s what the blind man shouted, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus replied, “You can have mercy. You can have more than mercy. You can have a miracle, because when My mercy starts to flow, miracles start to flow.” It is the response of the One that keeps covenant and extends mercy to a thousand generations, even when you mess up, even when you sin, even when you rebel. Even when you turn away from Him, as Israel did, the God of Mercy will find a way to bring you back. The strategy of the Lord for this season is to go to the throne of Grace, where we obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. We go there and say, “Thank you, Lord, for being merciful and for not giving us what we deserve, but mercy.”

“LORD, I have heard the report of what you did; I am awed, LORD, by what you accomplished. In our time repeat those deeds; in our time reveal them again. But when you cause turmoil, remember to show us mercy!” (Habakkuk 3:2; NET Bible)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank God for His mercy, lovingkindness, covenant love, and miracles. Pray carefully over each one of those words. Let the revelation of each sink in deep. Receive the miracles flowing from His mercy, lovingkindness, and covenant love toward you.
  • Pray the same for this nation. Say, “In Your wrath, remember mercy!”
  • Some have called President Trump “God’s Chaos Candidate.” Pray for the President today.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for Your mercy (stop and think about that a minute.) Thank you for Your lovingkindness (stop and think about that.) Thank you for Your covenant love toward me (let that sink in.) I receive the miracles You have planned for me that flow out of Your mercy, lovingkindness and covenant love for me. Do the same for America. We need (mention the miracles you know this nation needs.) I pray that You would grant this mercy to President Trump, as well. His very nature stirs things up, but he is honoring You publicly in many ways. Grant him these things, as well, Lord, and work miracles for him, his family, and this nation that he loves. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God will show our nation mercy in the midst of our current chaotic environment. We will see miracles!

Dec 2017

Remember the Season We Are In

I used to go to Washington, D.C., on a regular basis. Then one day, about seven years ago, God said to stop going for a while. It was like He was saying, “Just leave it alone for a while.” But one day, my wife charged into my office and said, “You have to go back to D.C. It’s time.” So, I rerouted some trips I had already planned in order that they would go through D.C. A couple of days before I was going, I was at a conference with Chuck Pierce, and he didn’t know I was going. He took out a stake and said, “The Lord told me to bring this stake and give it to you. The Lord says, ‘Go to Washington, D.C., this week and re-stake claim to America.’” So, we went with great confidence and faith knowing this was an assignment from God. We went, and we felt led to pray at the White House. It was as if God was standing there telling us what to decree. Afterward, a man walked up to us and, as he passed, he said 6 times, “Mercy.” Then, he disappeared into the crowd. I believe he was an angel, and the Lord wanted us to know that He heard our prayers and that He wanted to give this nation mercy, not judgement.

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations3:22-23; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Acknowledge that God speaks to the prophets.
  • Acknowledge that He directs our path and even the words we pray, if we will listen.
  • Acknowledge that this is a season of God’s extending mercy to America, even as He stated prophetically to Chuck and me.
  • Pray Lamentations 3:22-23 over our nation every day for a while, until it really sinks in. Without this revelation, we may not understand what is taking place.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I acknowledge that You speak to Your prophets. In fact, Your Word says You don’t do anything unless You tell them first. I acknowledge that You give us direction in supernatural ways and that You give us words to pray, to declare, and to decree. Thank you for Your mercy, Lord. Thank you that your mercies are new every morning, not just over our personal lives, but over our nation, as well. Where would we be without You? Put this deep in my spirit, so I do not grow fearful and think You are judging us nationally. I must continue to stand for mercy and see through Your eyes of mercy in this season. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the United States is in a season of Mercy!

Dec 2017

Praying for Hawaii

“This morning we couldn’t help but pray as we leaned over our 33rd floor balcony looking over the city of Honolulu. I felt somewhat like Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, yet for a different reason. ‘God save Hawaii and neuter totally North Korea’s ability to cause destruction in any nation or city.’ We must awaken. God admonished Deborah to awake, to see what was happening both in the physical and spiritual realm in Israel. (Judges 4-5) Then, he invited her to do something about it. America must wake up. Our prayers must change from worshipping lullabies to a war cry. Israel understands this even today! On December 1st, the first nuclear attack drill was held here in Hawaii. They sounded the sirens for 55 seconds and then there were a series of short siren blasts, and then the air raid sirens began for another minute. It seemed surreal! Being here has elevated even more my awareness, as well as concern, for South Korea, Hawaii etc. Kim Jong Un said that Hawaii will be his target. But God! People here are concerned and reasonably so. God is concerned and has a plan in place that we must pray through and discover. The Psalmist said that He, God, will outwit the enemy!”

“The enemy shall not outwit him, nor the son of wickedness afflict him. I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague those who hate him.” (Psalm 89:22-23; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Hawaii is preparing its citizens for what it hopes will never happen – to be North Korea’s target. Imagine if you lived there. Many have visited there. Get out your pictures or look some up online and pray over this beautiful state and all of its citizens.
  • Ask God to grant a supernatural covering over this state. Ask for a release of angelic hosts to protect it.
  • Pray that many would turn to Jesus in this time of fear and threat, so they may find peace and comfort in Him.
  • Cancel and nullify the threats of Kim Jong Un against Hawaii.
  • Declare Psalm 89 and Psalm 91 over Hawaii.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I will immerse myself in research on the state of Hawaii today. You love this land and its people and You added it to the United States of America. I choose to love it, as I love my own state. I ask You to supernaturally protect Hawaii. Send angelic hosts to this place and let them watch over it and guard it upon Your sovereign orders. Where people are fearful, use Your people to introduce them to Jesus, the one who can save them and deliver them from all fear. I cancel every threat of Kim Jong Un. Who does he think he is coming against this nation? We choose You, Lord. We lift up the name of Jesus! We worship You, the One, true God. Save us and help us as we gather our faith and pray Psalms 89 and 91. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God shall outwit the enemy’s plans against the state of Hawaii!

Learn more about Barbara Yoder here.

Dec 2017

Maintaining Earthly Stability

God is saying that this is a season to pray diligently for the overthrow of the evil regime in North Korea. I believe we have moved into a season in God’s timing that that could happen. I believe God wants to save the North Korean people. I believe He wants to reunify the north and the south. Additionally, I believe He wants enough stability in the earth that He is able to bring forth the harvest He has intended for this season in the earth. He is not going to let a man like this North Korean leader stop Him.

“You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.” (Isaiah 9:3; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that North Korea is not able to fire off nuclear weapons.
  • Intercede diligently for the leader to be removed and that “Daniel” and “Joseph” leaders God has raised up will take his place quickly.
  • Pray for President Trump and those advising him. Pray they would not make any unwise decisions that could negatively affect our nation and many other nations of the world. Ask God to reveal His wise Counsel to them.
  • Pray always and continually for the harvest.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we ask you to thwart any and all of North Korea’s efforts to successfully launch a nuclear weapon. We do not want the United States, S. Korea, Japan, China, or any other nation harmed by their plans and threats. We consider them the plans of the enemy. Remove their highest leadership, even as You removed Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Get the Daniels and Josephs, which You have prepared, ready to take their places to lead North Korea. Keep our President and military leaders from making any costly decisions. Influence them, Lord. Protect and defend the harvest fields of the Earth for the sake of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is going to win in the conflict with North Korea! The harvest is secure!

Dec 2017

His Light is Shining

God is Light. Where His light shines, the darkness is not able to overcome it. When His light shines, you see things. You see things that have never been seen before. God’s light is an exposing light. He doesn’t expose to embarrass. He exposes to deliver. Much is being exposed right now. Prayers the Ekklesia prayed for God’s light to penetrate the darkness are being answered. Prayers that spiritual curtains would be pulled back, so the light could shine into situations, are being answered. Be careful how you respond. It is not a time for cheering and shouting, but for weeping and crying out for the souls of the uncovered. Let your response draw men to Christ, so they can repent, be delivered, and bring other sinners with them. May the great harvest of souls begin. Then, you can rejoice!

“Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Father for shining His light in dark places.
  • Repent if you have been rejoicing at those whose sins are being publicly exposed in the media.
  • Repent for your own hidden sins.
  • Go to a news source and find those who are under public scrutiny for improper and publicly offensive actions.
  • Pray that they would repent and turn to Jesus to save them.
  • Ask God to keep exposing, and using that exposure to draw men and women to Himself. Rejoice in that – multitudes becoming born again!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, what a hidden blessing Your bright Light is! Walk into every place that You want to clean out. How merciful of You to cause the exposure of sin. May I not gloat or rejoice, but, rather, let the fear of the Lord fall on me. May Your spirit of intercession draw me to Your throne of grace to find grace to help me in my time of need, but to also ask for the souls of those disgraced. Save them, Jesus. Let those who are shamed embrace the Light and become followers of Christ, bringing many of their friends with them. That will be something to shout about! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God’s light is exposing sin in the most public places in America and He is drawing the lost to Himself.

Nov 2017

His Voice Will Be Heard

“What does it mean for heaven to come to earth today? What does it mean for my will to come to the earth today? Boundaries won’t limit you, but are being put in place to force My current a specific direction. As I release your boundaries, your need to compliment other prophetic voices will increase and your need to do it all yourself will fall away. My voice will be heard in areas where it hasn’t been heard before – where the kingdoms of the earth become the kingdoms of our God. Intimacy and warfare will be linked. We are going to see love-motivated warfare. Make no apologies for the intensity. Stand in authority with your ‘Kingdom keys’ functioning. Partner with heaven to align the earth for Kingdom advancement.” (Sharon Stone Black)1

“The voice of the Lord rolls over the water. The God of glory thunders. The Lord shouts over raging water. The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of the Lord is majestic.  The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning. The voice of the Lord makes the wilderness tremble. Everyone in his temple is saying, ‘Glory!’” (Psalm 29: 3-4,7,9b)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We have entered a season of the display of the power of God. Welcome His power into this nation!
  • Make a statement aloud that you are aligning yourself with His movement in the earth.
  • Welcome His boundaries on your life and ministry in accordance with the Word above.
  • Spiritually deal with any limitation of your voice. Repent and/or forgive. Open your mouth and shout!
  • Say, “The voice of the Lord is in my mouth and I will decree the decrees of God over this nation. I will see His Kingdom manifest as His Word goes forth from my mouth!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I welcome this season of Kingdom power on display for the world to see! I welcome Your power into the United States of America! I choose to line myself up with what You are doing around the world. Put Your boundaries in place in my life and ministry, so I can see You manifest in my realms of influence. (Spiritually deal with any limitation of your voice. Repent and/or forgive. Open your mouth and shout!) Your voice, Lord, is in my mouth and I will decree Your decrees over this nation. I will see Your Kingdom manifest as Your Word goes forth from my mouth! In the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the voice of God in the mouths of His Saints is as lightning hitting the nation and effecting Kingdom change everywhere it strikes!

Learn more about Sharon Stone Black here.

Nov 2017

Soaking in His Presence

I’ve been soaking in the Presence of the Lord all day. With my friend, Rick Pino’s music playing in the background, it is easy to seek him. My words come back to me from a moment in His Presence a few years ago: “You must hear the voice of God saying, ‘Come to Me.’ You must hear Him. You must hear the sound of heaven drawing you. You must hear the sound of His Presence. You must get to that place that nothing matters but the Voice, the Sound. You must get there. It must drown out all else in your life – all of the cares, all of the other desires and passions. Everything else must be brought down to a level where the loudest thing you hear is His voice saying, ‘Come! Come! Come!’”

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Decide that today will be a day of soaking and rest, even if you can only carve an hour out to sit with Him.
  • Say back to Him, “Come, Lord Jesus, come!”
  • Put on some soaking music, such as “The Holy Spirit” by Rick Pino, or one of your favorites.
  • Just sit. Practice taking your thoughts captive and actively put aside your wants, desires, questions, needs, worries and concerns. Worship Him. Enjoy His Presence today.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, there are times that Your Presence is what I need. Let today be that day. I want to meet with You. I want to soak in Your Presence. Come and meet with me in a quiet place. I will put some beautiful worship music on, so the atmosphere is prepared for You. Deliver me form all my fears, confusion, and anxiety. I lay aside my wants, desires, and passions. I just want You, Jesus.

Today’s decree:

I say, “Come, Lord Jesus, come!”

Nov 2017

Presence Evangelism

“His Presence is going to ignite miracles. It is going to ignite signs and wonders. It is going to ignite evangelism and the drawing of men and women to God by the millions. The first phase will be the prodigals. And, some of those are in America’s pulpits. The Church has never done some of what it is about to do.” Tim Sheets1

“Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off.’” (Acts 2:38-39a; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray and call in the great harvest of souls. Call in the prodigals. Call in the loved ones. Call in the lost.
  • Intercede for those ministering in the pulpits of America and for those in regular church attendance, that they will be convinced that they personally know Him! Some doubt, as their faith is rooted more in tradition and service than in real relationship with Jesus. Help them know Him.
  • Be ready for the prodigals to come home. Don’t judge them for their past actions! Forget all of that! Show them how thankful you are that they have come back to God! Eat a meal with them and let them rest in the love you extend to them.

A prayer you can pray:

Father! Jesus! Holy Spirit! I join You in calling for the prodigals to come back to You and the lost to come to You. I pray for those sincerely serving You who are not sure they truly know You. I pray that You would miraculously touch their hearts in a very real way and show them how real You are! Let me never judge those who come to You or who return to You. Their past is just that. I want to be a part of helping them walk with You into their future in You! In the power of Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The prodigals are coming home and the lost are coming to know Him! I will welcome them!

1 Read more about Tim Sheets here.

Nov 2017

Acceleration of Kingdom Knowledge

“This is a season of great acceleration. It’s a Joel 2 and Acts 2 season – where God is pouring out His Spirit on all flesh. There is an increase of the revelation of the knowledge of the Lord. This is happening in the marketplace, not just the church. The Lord is saying, “I am giving it for free to my people.” I saw the Lord begin to touch those in the marketplace. When people in leadership positions (in government, business, education, etc.) don’t know what to do, they’re going to have to look to God’s people for the “Daniel” and “Joseph” knowledge they carry. There is a strategic global plan that has been accelerated to gain knowledge, but God is accelerating His own people’s knowledge, together with miracles, revelation, and strategy. It will be specific and targeted to bring His Kingdom to the nations. We are about to see massive reformation, even greater than 500 years ago.” (Stacey Campbell)1

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.”(Proverbs 2:1-5; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read Joel 2 and Acts 2. Ask God to reveal to you the season we are in.
  • Ask God for His wisdom and favor in the marketplace, not just inside the Church.
  • Read about Daniel and Joseph and see what they had knowledge of.
  • Get trained by the Spirit and in the natural in an area of knowledge God shows you. Ask Him to use the knowledge He has deposited in you to change your realm of influence or even this nation.
  • Make Proverbs 2:1-5 your prayer.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, as I read Joel 2 and Acts 2, show me where we are on the timeline of heaven. As we navigate through these critical days, grant me Your wisdom and favor, so I may influence the hearts of men. When the world has no answers, highlight the Daniels and Josephs You have raised up and give the Ekklesia Your answers. Train me in Your Word and by Your Spirit. Use the knowledge You have deposited in me to bring answers to a dying nation. I am leaning in to know You. I welcome the fear of the Lord on my life, so that men you send me to may fear You, as well, and be saved, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that “Joseph” and “Daniel” knowledge is being poured out on God’s Ekklesia for the sake of our nation’s future, and the future of the nations of the earth.

1 Learn more about Stacey Campbell here.

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