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11
Jul 2019

Risking It All for Equality and Justice

“Throughout our history, our country has been made ever greater by citizens who risked it all for equality and justice. 100 years ago this summer, the women’s suffrage movement led Congress to pass the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote. 

“In 1960, a thirst for justice led African American students to sit down at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was one of the very first civil rights sit-ins and it started a movement all across our nation.

Clarence Henderson was 18-years-old when he took his place in history. Almost six decades later, he is here tonight in a seat of honor. Clarence, thank you for making this country a much better place for all Americans.  

“In 1963, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., stood here on these very steps [at the Lincoln Memorial and called on our nation to live out the ‘true meaning of its creed,’ and ‘let freedom ring’ for every citizen all across our land.” (President Donald J, Trump; Salute to America)

“Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.” (Psalms 67:4; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord that He makes us One through the cross of Jesus. 
  • Declare, “No person or government can take away the equality that God has said is ours through the cross. We are equal as male and female. We are equal, though different races. We are equal despite our economic circumstances. Jesus died for us all just the same!”
  • Say, “The United States of America is a nation where struggles for justice and equality have had good results; not perfect, but in positive strides forward.”
  • Identificationally repent for times Christians limited or even persecuted others, following societal mores, instead of following scripture.
  • Ask the Lord to use His people to refine the atmosphere of  justice and equality in America. We should be the ones raising the standard high!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, You are the Creator of all. Jesus, You are the Savior. Holy Spirit, You are the unifier of Your Body, making us one, even as You are One. No person or government can take away the equality that You said is ours through the cross. We are equal as male and female. We are equal, though different races. We are equal despite our economic circumstances. Jesus, You died for us all just the same! We, Your Church, should be honoring of the equality of men and women, races and classes, more than any other group on earth. Yet, we have so often failed. We have followed generational patterns. We have honored society’s and the institutionalized church’s “rules”, instead of Your Word. We have even used Your Word to justify our prejudices and the limitations of others. Yet, the United States of America is a nation where struggles for justice and equality have had good results; not perfect, but we have managed to make positive strides forward. Father, forgive us and let us get the walls all the way down. Let us love one another with a holy and righteous love, that sets captives free. Jesus, we honor and embrace Your Word as Truth, and we will not defer from it. So, lead us, guide us, and direct us, Holy Spirit, to establish true justice and equality in this nation. We honor those who have gone before us and honor those doing their part now, in Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

We honor those who risked it all for equality and justice in America!


10
Jul 2019

The American Spirit

“A righteous American spirit forged our glorious Constitution.

“Rugged American character led the legendary explorers, Lewis and Clark, on their perilous expedition across an untamed continent.  It drove others to journey West and stake out their claim on the wild frontier.

“Devotion to our founding ideals led American patriots to abolish the evil of slavery, secure civil rights, and expand the blessings of liberty to all Americans. 

“This is the noble purpose that inspired Abraham Lincoln to rededicate our nation to a new birth of freedom, and to resolve that we will always have a government of, by, and for the people. 

“Our quest for greatness unleashed a culture of discovery that led Thomas Edison to imagine his lightbulb, Alexander Graham Bell to create the telephone, the Wright Brothers to look to the sky and see the next great frontier. For Americans, nothing is impossible. 

“Exactly 50 years ago this month, the world watched in awe as Apollo 11 astronauts launched into space with a wake of fire and nerves of steel, and planted our great American flag on the face of the moon.

“Our nation’s creativity and genius lit up the lights of Broadway and the soundstages of Hollywood. It filled the concert halls and airwaves around the world with the sound of jazz, opera, country, rock and roll, and rhythm and blues. It gave birth to the musical, the motion picture, the Western, the World Series, the Super Bowl, the skyscraper, the suspension bridge, the assembly line, and the mighty American automobile. 

“It led our citizens to push the bounds of medicine and science to save the lives of millions.

“Americans always take care of each other. That love and unity held together the first pilgrims, it forged communities on the Great Plains, it inspired Clara Barton to found the Red Cross, and it keeps our nation thriving today.

“From our earliest days, Americans of faith have uplifted our nation.” (President Donald J. Trump; Salute to America)

“Then Moses said to the Israelites, ‘See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills… He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.’” (Exodus 30:30-31,35; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank God for the many societal advancements He has birthed through this nation, which was dedicated to Him.
  • Identificationally repent for the exportation of many demonic influences, such as drugs, pornography, and sex trafficking, that have also come from the U.S.A.
  • Pray for men and women to know the Lord and dedicate to Him the gifts and talents He gave them, for the betterment of humanity.
  • Ask God to open up the eyes of the Church to see that our gifts and talents are not just for inside the walls of our church buildings!
  • Pray for Believers in an arena of influence that you are familiar with – government, the arts, the military, law, medicine, finance, sports, etc. 
  • Now, intercede for the salvation of the lost in that area, so that their gifts can glorify God!

A prayer you can pray:

God, You have made America great! Throughout our history, You have blessed us with creativity, innovation, and advancement, above other nations. I believe this is because our nation was dedicated to You over and over again by our Founding Fathers and other leaders since. Men and women have dedicated their lives, their gifts, their talents, and their fortunes to You and Your purposes. Even those who don’t know You have found great insight and revelation from our shores, which have benefited the whole earth. Thank You! Forgive us where we have innovated and exported heinous, unspeakable things. Remove that blight from us. We arrest those demonic forces of darkness working from our land! Deliver us, Lord. Send revival and clean us up! Glorify Yourself in Your Church. Remove any blinders or limitations Christians place on themselves to believe their gifts and talents are for inside the walls of ministries and churches. How ridiculous! What a great plan the enemy has in that lie! May the fullness of who You have created Your Church to be manifest in this country now! Increase! Increase! Increase! Let the evangelists go to work in their areas of influence and bring the lost into the Kingdom, so Your Kingdom can advance in every area of society, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Americans of faith will continue, as they always have, to uplift our nation!


09
Jul 2019

When Courage is in the Foundation

As the delegates debated the Declaration in Philadelphia, Washington’s army watched from Manhattan as a massive British invading fleet loomed dangerously across New York harbor. The British had come to crush the revolution in its infancy. Washington’s message to his troops laid bare the stakes.  He wrote: ‘The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army…We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.’

“Days later, General Washington ordered the Declaration read aloud to the troops. The assembled soldiers just joined an excited crowd running down Broadway. They toppled a statue of King George and melted it into bullets for battle. The faraway King would soon learn a timeless lesson about the people of this majestic land: Americans love our freedom and no one will ever take it away from us. 

“That same American spirit that emboldened our founders has kept us strong throughout our history. To this day, that spirit runs through the veins of every American patriot. It lives on in each and every one of you here today. It is the spirit of daring and defiance, excellence and adventure, courage and confidence, loyalty and love that built this country into the most exceptional nation in the history of the world, and our nation is stronger today than it ever was before.” (President Donald J. Trump; Salute to America)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Major change requires great faith, courage and boldness. Ask God to grace His patriots of today with great courage.
  • Courage carries change through to completion. Ask God to fill the Church with supernatural courage, and grace them to lead and inspire others to finish the race.
  • Courage must partner with unity to effect societal change. “And five of you shall chase one hundred, and one hundred of you shall put ten thousands to flight.” (Leviticus 26:8a; JUB) Intercede for greater unity in the Body of Christ. Pray for an understanding that this is not just about salvation, but about the routing of demonic forces over land and nations.
  • Press in for the courage you need to face the battles in your life without doubt or unbelief.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we honor those amazing men and women who paid such a cost for the establishment of the United States of America. It was a nation founded to honor God above any earthly King or ruler. Those establishing it had to have great courage; a courage they attributed as coming from You. They knew they couldn’t stop halfway through, or any part of the way through. They had to keep fighting once they started, no matter the cost, until the enemy was entirely routed and surrendered. They had the courage to do this because they were convinced it was Your Will. They counted the cost and knew it would be great, but if You were with them, they knew they would ultimately win. They had to work together. They knew that anything less than total unity could not get the job done. Any division in the ranks would mean the whole thing could fall apart. Where there is unity, You give us supernatural authority, blessing, favor, and results. God, make the Church one, even as You are one. Move us from choosing political platforms to choosing Biblical platforms. And, wherever we are dealing with doubt and unbelief, forgive us! We can’t win battles when we are not sure You will come through for us. We ask these things in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s Church will be strong and courageous and not stop interceding until we solidify a future of America that honors God!


08
Jul 2019

The Extraordinary Story of America

“We gather in the joy of freedom and remember that all share a truly extraordinary heritage. Together, we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told – the story of America. It is the epic tale of a great nation, whose people have risked everything for what they know is right, and what they know is true. It is the chronicle of brave citizens who never give up on the dream of a better and brighter future, and, it is the saga of thirteen separate colonies that united to form the most just and virtuous republic ever conceived.  

“243 years ago, our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to declare independence and defend our God-given rights. Thomas Jefferson wrote the words that forever changed the course of humanity, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’

“With a single sheet of parchment and 56 signatures, America began the greatest political journey in human history.” (President Donald J. Trump, July 4, 2019)

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for this incredible nation, the United States of America!
  • Thank Him for the bravery of the Founding Fathers!
  • Thank Him for the wisdom He gave those founders.
  • Thank Him for His plan that has unfolded for 243 years.
  • Intercede for this great nation to continue to choose God and His ways. 
  • Pray that the Lord continues to lead our leaders into the right course, even if they do not know Him.
  • Declare, “Let these words from the Declaration of Independence forever continue to be true in America, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’”

A prayer you can pray:

God, we thank You for this incredible and unique nation, the United States of America! What a privilege it is to live here! Let us not take our freedom for granted. It was forged with great costs to our Founding Fathers, who sought You on their knees. You granted them Your wisdom and You gave them Your words. Therefore, it has been a lasting form of government for 243 years to this point. May it last many hundreds of years more. It can, with Your hand of mercy upon it! Some of the Founders did not even know You, yet You bonded them together and led them to find Your way forward. Lord, keep doing that today. Speak to those who don’t even know they are hearing Your Holy Spirit. For the sake of America, keep speaking and leading our leaders. We are always in a Divine tension, pulled a little to the left and right, but, ultimately, we go the right way. You are caring for people here and around the world from these shores. You are sending missionaries in droves from this land. We are not perfect, but the freedom we enjoy is a strong catalyst for the expansion of Your Gospel in the earth. It is nothing less than a miracle for this to have gone on so long. We are so grateful, Jesus. Thank You, thank You, thank You! Amen.

Today’s decree:

‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’


07
Jul 2019

Reaching Our Destination as a Nation

“A small story about a big ship and a refugee and a sailor. It was back in the early ‘80s, at the height of the ‘boat people’, and a sailor was hard at work on the Carrier, Midway which was patrolling the South China Sea. The sailor, like most American servicemen, was young, smart, and fiercely observant. The crew spied on the horizon a leaky little boat. Crammed inside were refugees from Indo-China, hoping to get to America. The Midway sent a small launch to bring them to the ship to safety. As the refugees made their way through the choppy seas, one spied the sailor on deck and stood up and called out to him. He yelled, ‘Hello, American sailor. Hello, freedom man.’ It was a small moment with a big meaning. It was a moment the sailor wrote in a letter, because he couldn’t get it out of his mind. When I saw it, neither could I. Because, that’s what it meant to be an American in the 1980s. We stood for freedom. I know we always have, but in the past few years, it seems the world, and even we, ourselves, have rediscovered it. We have held together through some stormy seas. In the end, together, we’re reaching our destination.” (President Ronald Reagan) 

“Creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.” (Romans 8:21; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank God for the freedom we enjoy as Americans!
  • Worship Him any way you feel like it! Shout, clap, dance, read His Word out loud, or sit and meditate deeply on one specific scripture. Praise His Holy Name, for He is worthy to be praised for what He has done!
  • Consider how free we Americans are. Ponder the immigration issues we have. Stir up compassion for those trying to get to American and experience the freedom they hear we have.
  • Intercede for the immigrants. Say, “Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.” 
  • As you pray those words from the Statue of Liberty inscription, you are literally asking God to send a harvest of souls into this nation. Cry out for them.

A prayer you can pray:

God, thank You for this country called, The United States of America. We are a land of freedom. We are free, because You established our course, and, largely, Christian men and women have followed Your plans and purposes forward in history. We don’t often think about what You have given us. Then, a story, like the one shared by President Reagan, comes along. As we read the words, it hits us, “We are the most free nation on the earth!” You did that! You gave us this foundation of freedom! Let us not waste it! Certainly, let us share it with those who are able to make it to our shores. If they are persecuted, impoverished, begging to be free, and willing to share their gifts and talents with us, then we embrace them. We will be a better nation for it. Lord, bring the immigrants. Bring those huddled masses, yearning to be free. Bring the harvest of souls from the nations to our shores. Strengthen who we are—America, the melting pot, a beautiful tapestry of freedom, a symbol of freedom in the earth. In the name of Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

Because of Christ as our foundation, America stands as an example of freedom for the whole world to see!

1 Excerpted from President Ronald Reagan’s Farewell to the Nation, January 11, 1989.


05
Jul 2019

President Trump is Honoring God and His People

Today, we are sharing some comments by President Trump at the Faith and Freedom Coalition 2019 Conference.

“It’s wonderful to be back here with so many friends, and patriots, pastors, rabbis, and a record number of students. Thank you all for the tireless work that your steadfast support and your daily prayers just — it’s incredible what it’s done.  And just keep them coming. Very important. Keep them coming.

“We’re in an interesting time in our country’s history and we’re doing great.  It’s very fragile. You know, it’s one vote. It’s one Justice. It’s one little thing and it can all change.  You have to be very hard, very vigilant. You have to go out and vote. November 3rd is a big date next year. Mark it down. 

“But I want to thank you for your voice, your time, and your energy.  And to knock on doors and make calls and educate voters and mobilize your fellow Americans, because, with your help, we will soon once again win a historic victory for life, for family, for faith, and for freedom.

“After just two and a half years, our country is soaring, our communities are thriving, our economy is booming perhaps like never before.  We may have the greatest economy in the history of our country. And we are once again defending and promoting our great American values.  

“We are fighting for all Americans and we are embracing the faith community.  We are embracing it like it hasn’t been embraced in many, many years. You know that. We’re greatly uplifting our nation.  When I asked for your support in 2016, Americans of faith were under assault. But the shameful attempt to suppress religious believers ended the day I took the oath of office. And now, by the way, because of what we did with respect to the Johnson Amendment — you know what I’m talking about — our leaders, like all of the people that have been so supportive — our pastors, our ministers, our priests, our rabbis — all of our religious leaders — we’re allowed to speak again.  We’re allowed to talk without having to lose your tax exemption, your tax status, and being punished for speaking. And the people that we most want to hear, our great clergy, is now able to speak without fear of retribution.

“We’re cherishing our nation’s religious heritage once again.  My administration has taken historic action to protect religious liberty. We are protecting the conscience rights of doctors, and nurses, and teachers, and groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor.  We’re with them. 

“We’re preserving our country’s vital tradition of faith-based adoption.  And we are proudly defending the sanctity of life.

“And this could all change very quickly.  Just remember. We’ve done things that nobody thought possible.  We’ve done things that are so good and so righteous and also so fragile.  The wrong person in office — in this office, right here — can change it very quickly.  

“We’re building a society that values the limitless potential of every person.  And we’re strengthening the bonds that tie us together in the wondrous tapestry of creation. 

“With your help, our nation will prosper in the fullness of faith and the glory of liberty.  Our families will be strong. Our children will be free. Our country will be safe. And America will forever remain one proud nation, under God.

“Together, with the love, the prayers, and devotion of everyone in this room, and the millions and millions of patriots all across our land, we will make America great again for all Americans — greater than ever before.

“Above all else, we know this: In America, we don’t worship government; we worship God.

“Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.” (President Donald J. Trump)

“Blessed is the people whose God is the Lord; the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12; JUB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for President Trump today. 
  • As you read the excerpts from his speech above, please pray through each item of national concern that he mentions. The tide is turning in many areas of our government and society, but we cannot be complacent. We must press in until the enemy is entirely pushed back. 
  • There is much more to pray for than this. If you click on the links in the introduction of the comments and below, you will see many other national matters for prayer.

Today’s decree:

A nation is blessed whose God is the Lord!

Read the entire Speech here.


03
Jul 2019

The Simple, Black Robe

“The black robe was not the custom of the nation at its beginning. At the start, judges, including federal judges, including the first justices of the Supreme Court, wore colored robes. They would wear red robes, trimmed in ermine in the custom of British judges. Some of them wore robes in the colors of the academic institutions from which they had graduated. But, John Marshall, who was not our first Chief Justice, but was the foundational, and probably the greatest of the Chief Justices, changed that tradition. At his investiture, he showed up wearing a simple, black robe. Soon thereafter, his brethren, the other members of the Court, followed suit, and today all federal judges wear a simple, black robe.

“So, why do I think that’s important? Why do I feel that is an appropriate symbol of the impersonality of the law? The focus should not be who is deciding a case. The focus shouldn’t be on the judge. The judge shouldn’t be drawing attention to herself or himself. The focus should be on the law. The black robe does not express individuality. A judge should not be deciding cases based on her individual preferences. A black robe symbolizes that all judges share a dedication to the rule of law; that we are engaged in a common enterprise of applying the law, and doing our best job at it. Justice should not turn on what judge you get. It should turn on what the law requires.  

“You might be saying to yourselves, ‘Well, that’s all well and good, but judges are human. Human beings have preferences. Human beings have commitments. How could human beings ever separate out what their personal preferences are from what the law requires?’ I insist that that is possible. It is something that every judge must be vigilant about, but it is possible. That is the nature of the job, and that is the judicial duty.” (Judge Amy Coney Barrett) 

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for impartiality for all of the judges in the United States, from the federal to the municipal level. 
  • Come against impure motives, jadedness, contempt, and complacency. Some of them are tired and they have heard it all. Pray for the salvation of those who need Him.
  • Ask God for righteous judges. Ask the Lord to remove those who are unjust or would take a bribe, or would otherwise operate in unrighteous ways against the people that come before them.
  • Intercede for judges to view cases through the eyes of both the party they are considering ruling for, and the party they are considering ruling against, so they are sure their biases, sympathies, and opinions are not in the forefront of their ruling. (Judge Amy Coney Barrett)

A prayer you can pray:

Father, give us judges like Chief Justice John Marshall, who understood the importance of justice. Human lives are weighed in the balance of courtrooms across the nation on a daily basis. How often is justice served up in the “color” of that judges’ philosophy or political persuasion? How often does a case go all the way to the Supreme Court, and justices there rule according to their own mindset, passion, or public opinion. We say, “Enough!”  We want righteous judges! Save souls, heal hearts and minds, but give us righteous judges. Jesus, You are the one that changes the hearts of men. Holy Spirit, draw lost judges in every courtroom in the land to the Judge of the whole earth. We ask for a harvest of souls in our judiciary system. We are done with judges who rule according to their biases and political persuasions. Give them a revelation of that simple, black robe they wear—a symbol that says they are not there to make a name for themselves, but to uphold the rule of law. Remove those that will not humble themselves. Raise up those who understand the symbolism of their simple, black robe and are able to honestly consider all sides. Let them put themselves aside and judge with righteous judgement. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Give us righteous judges as at the first, Lord!

1 Excerpted from a speech Judge Amy Coney Barrett presented at Hillsdale College in May 2019.


02
Jul 2019

Judicial Obligation of Duty in the Face of Private Preferences

“I want to share John Adams impression of the British soldiers who had been involved in the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre happened in 1770. At that point, tensions between British colonists and the Crown were high. British soldiers were stationed in Boston. The Bostonians would taunt the soldiers stationed there. That escalated to mobs forming, more taunting, then violence. It ended with the British soldiers firing into the crowd and killing five people. The soldiers were charged with murder and public pressure was that they be lynched. They could not find counsel to represent the soldiers, until John Adams stepped up. He was a patriot and could not have had a lot of sympathy for the British soldiers. However, he believed that it was vital that the British soldiers received a fair trial. He believed that the American cause for self-government would be harmed if Boston justice was not truly just. So, he agreed to represent the soldiers. He was reviled by many Bostonians for doing so. He faced intense public pressure for his decision to represent the enemy. 

“Here is what Adams, himself, had to say about it, ‘I have devoted myself to endless labor and anxiety, if not to infamy and to death, and that for nothing, except what was and ought to be, all in all, a sense of duty.’ John Adams put aside personal preferences. He stood up to public pressure, and he did his duty. Moreover, he did it to the best of his ability. He didn’t do his grudging, minimal best. He did his absolute best. The captain was acquitted, and most of the soldiers were. Those who were not, escaped the death penalty. 

“John Adams did this as a lawyer, adhering to duty in the face of a contrary personal or political preference. A judge is even more so obligated. A judge is obligated to apply the law as it is, and not as they wish it would be. They are obliged to follow the law, even when personal preferences cut the other way, or when they will receive great public criticism for doing so.” (Judge Amy Coney Barrett)

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” (Isaiah 1:17; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for the 9 current Supreme Court Justices.
  • Say, “Our justices will judge with righteous judgement, within the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution. They will judge within the rule of law, and not according to their preference or political persuasion or to avoid public criticism.”
  • Pray regarding religious freedom, “So, what does this all mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us?” (Romans 8:31; TPT)
  • Decree the 1st Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
  • Declare these words from the U.S. Declaration of Independence regarding life, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord and Judge of the whole earth, may the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court feel the weight of the obligation of their office. We say they will judge with righteous judgement, within the boundaries of the U.S. Constitution. They will judge within the rule of law, and not according to their preference or political persuasion or to avoid public criticism. Like our founding father, John Adams, they will understand the impact of justice upon those that come before them seeking justice. Decisions based on anything other than the rule of law can destroy the lives of those seeking it. Father, those decisions can be very hard to make emotionally. We are sure John Adams struggled with this. They can be very unpopular, but that is why we have a constitution to guide us. More and more frequently, religious liberty cases are coming to the Court. More and more often, preborn life issues are winding their way to the Supreme Court. Our Constitution protects those precious lives and our liberty as Believers. God, help these men and women to stay true to their office and fulfill their obligation to the U.S. Constitution. Let them not deviate into emotion and any need for affirmation. Thank you, Jesus, amen.

Today’s decree:

The 9 justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will apply the law as it is and not as they wish it would be!

1 Excerpted from a speech Judge Amy Coney Barrett presented at Hillsdale College in May 2019.


01
Jul 2019

Intergenerational Agreement

God has said to me, “Come into agreement and lay hold of those things that I started ‘back then.’ Get your generation to grab the baton and say, ‘We’re going to run the next lap and we’re going to be sure that what He started back then He can finish now.’ When you do that, you are bringing more than just what you can offer.” God said, “That offering produces the synergy of the ages. I will not only add, but I will multiply power to do it.” That’s what synergy is. It’s a biblical term. God loves unity, cooperation, and inter-generational agreement so much that He created a principle that I am not sure anybody can ever fully understand. When the Church works together, across the generations, He multiplies power. If I can lift 100 pounds and you can lift 100 pounds separately, we can lift 300 pounds as we work together. Maybe more. This is because He created this force called synergy.

“He keeps His covenant promises forever and remembers the word He spoke to a thousand generations—The covenant He made with Abraham and His sworn oath to Isaac, his son. Then God confirmed it to Jacob—decreed it so—to Israel He promised a never-ending covenant.” (Psalm 105:8-10; VOICE)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Take a little time each day and read through the documents below. Come into synergistic, inter-generational agreement with what our Founders believed God wanted for our nation and for generations of American citizens that would follow, including you and your household.
  • You can find the Declaration of Independence here.
  •  Go here to find a copy of the U. S. Constitution.
  • Here is the Bill of Rights, the first 10 amendments to the Constitution.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I come into agreement with the concept of inter-generational synergy. I align myself with the prayers of those who have come before me in this nation. I agree with the plan they laid out for America in our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the U. S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. These are living documents that were written after seeking You for Your direction. Even as they came into a place of holy cooperation with You and one another to form them, I will carry the words forward in intercession and decree day by day. I believe the nation will settle into Your plan once again, as the Ekklesia does this all across the land! In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God keeps His covenant promises forever and remembers the word He spoke to a thousand generations! From generation to generation, America will praise the Lord!


30
Jun 2019

The Father is Leading Us to Worship in a New Way – Part 12
God Will Reveal HImself in New Ways as He Rearranges Our Worship

“Let’s look at a couple of times when God rearranged worship:

In the garden. He shows us there that work and worship are one. Consider this and realize how far we have fallen. Man was in total communion and worship while they tended the garden. God’s Spirit filled the atmosphere, the sphere, the domain that they were in. Into this, they heard another voice and went and aligned with it. So, God put a curse on what they had to work with. He didn’t curse man. He cursed the ground they were tending and stewarding. Now, there were briars where there were none before. Because they didn’t want to worship God’s way, they had to work with issues in the ground. They had to toil. God did curse the one that shifted them out of worship. He said to the cursed thing, ‘You will crawl on your belly. And, there will come a time that the seed of this woman will worship Me in such a way that their foot comes down on your head.’ Then, he killed an animal in the garden and clothed them in it. He showed us that how we worship reflects our identity.

Abraham – from Ur to Mount Moriah – God said, ‘Abraham, I need someone to come out from where they are, so they can come to know Who I am.’ So, He called Abram out of Ur of the Chaldees, where child sacrifice was the mode of worship. Abram comes into this incredible relationship with the Father, to the point that God changes his identity. God changed his name, as He changed Abram’s identity. However, Abraham never fully broke through until he looked at Him after God’s promises had manifested. When Isaac was 36 years old, the Lord said, ‘Abraham, I want you to bring this son (Isaac) up to Mount Moriah. I want you to give him to me. I want you both to come up here and worship.’ This was the greatest test in Abraham’s life.  Why? Because Isaac was Abraham’s promise from God. Isaac was everything connected to his future. 

Abraham didn’t just go haphazardly about this. He understood the gravity of what God was asking him to do to worship Him. The Bible says Abraham arranged the wood. Then, he bound Isaac, a 36 year-old man, and put him on the wood. Isaac had to submit to the form of worship that God was asking for. Isaac may have been thinking, ‘My Lord, has daddy gone all the way back to child sacrifice?’ But then, all of a sudden, God came down and He rearranged their worship! When we go about our worship, as the Father directs us, all of a sudden God comes down! God was saying, ‘You are not going back to that old worship! You are going to worship in a new way.’ Abraham trusted Him, and God showed up with a new way of worship. He provided the sacrifice and revealed Himself as Jehovan Jireh, Abraham’s Provider.  He will do the same for you. You will always see what you need when you worship His way.” (Chuck Pierce)

“Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ ‘Here I am,’ he replied. Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.'” (Genesis 22:1-2; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • You can choose to stay in an old form of worship, or you can experience God in new ways. 
  • Ask the Lord what that new way is for you.
  • If you are a pastor, worship leader or head of your household, ask the Lord how to lead those under your care into a new form of corporate worship.
  • Ask the Father to reveal Himself to you with fresh revelation, as you worship in the new way He shows you.
  • Expect Holy Spirit manifestations of glory as you worship in new ways.
  • See your new source of provision as you worship His way.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we can stay in the desert in the old ways, eating the old food, wearing our old clothes. Or, we can choose to worship You in new ways, which You show us, and see You in new ways that You reveal to us. Break us free from wilderness worship. Rearrange our worship, Lord. Rearrange it! We are weary of the same old ways of worship. We sing the same songs in the same ways at the same times. We have fallen into rote and form, that age old enemy of the people of God. We expect You to do things a certain way when we worship a certain way, but You are coming to rearrange everything! Show us individually how You desire us to worship You. Show us corporately how to lead in new expressions of worship. Some won’t like it! We can’t care! We want to see new parts of You that we have not seen before. We need to see our way forward. We need to see our next sources of provision. We need to make You known to a new generation. God, come down as we worship You! In Jesus name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God is saying to the Church, “Let My people go, so they can worship Me in Spirit and in Truth!”

Learn more about Chuck Pierce here.


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