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17
Feb 2017

National General Strike Planned

There is a National General Strike1 planned today. An immigrant strike took place yesterday. President Trump has said that he didn’t divide this country and he is correct. This country has grown more and more divided over the last few years, and the media are currently inflaming the divides that exist. This strike is one of a series of strikes planned throughout the year, which grew out of the Women’s March on Washington, held the day after the Inauguration. These are not healthy for this nation now or in the future.

“The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.” (Proverbs 13:5; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that these protests remain peaceful, if they are held at all. The national weather report is looking very challenging in many parts of the country today.
  • Pray that interest in these protests would wane.
  • Call forth the government strategies, that once put in place, will show that the government is not hateful nor to be feared. Pray that this revelation would defuse much of the anger and fear.
  • The media is taking advantage of the anger and fear some Americans are feeling. Ask God that the American public would call them into accountability.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we desire that this upheaval in our nation would calm down. Individuals are being pulled into protests that are well-organized by leadership that is using them as pawns, They could be hurt physically and financially by participating in them. We pray for safety for all involved. Our government is neither hate-filled or looking to harm anyone. The media is causing people to think so. God, we ask You to call them into account for what they are doing! Defuse the angst and grant us grace and unity and peace as a nation, Lord. In Jesus Name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God will open up the eyes of this nation’s citizens, and they will begin to see that this government is not against them, but cares about them and their family’s future here.

1 You can read more about the General Strike on their Facebook page.


16
Feb 2017

Replacing a Supreme Court Justice

Many Believers are unaware of the process by which a Supreme Court Justice is replaced. A President gets to appoint an individual, usually a judge in another federal court, for an open seat on the Supreme Court. A Senate committee then meets with this individual to ask them questions regarding their fitness for this position. If they like what they hear, they refer them to a confirmation vote of the entire Senate. The Senate’s approval means they are appointed as a Justice for the rest of their lives. This is a very important decision!

“Show me a righteous ruler and I will show you a happy people. Show me a wicked ruler and I will show you a miserable people.” (Proverbs 29:2; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that the individual Neil Gorsuch is will be fully revealed through the Senate confirmation process.
  • Ask God to provide direction to the nation’s leadership in this matter.
  • Pray that the Senate Confirmation Committee will have wisdom from above in their investigation process.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice who will sit on the court for the rest of their lives is a very serious matter, indeed. We are asking You to be the One in control of this process, Lord. We say that the placement is the Lord’s. You know the impact better than we do of any appointment that’s made. Give the Senate great wisdom in their questioning to reveal the true motive of those appointed, so that the people of this nation do not suffer under unrighteous judgement. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

This battle for the Supreme Court of the United States is the Lord’s and the Court belongs to no man!


15
Feb 2017

Recapturing America’s Destiny

It is now time to recapture America’s destiny. The greatest awakening in all of history is coming soon, and we must remain diligent to pray into America’s purpose of reaping this great harvest. While at the presidential inaugural celebration in Washington D.C., it became clear to me that President Trump’s victory was to reposition America financially and governmentally for the re-capturing of this destiny. The presidential election was not about a man, but a nation’s destiny. Ezekiel 22:30 NASB says, “I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land…” It’s time that we heed heaven’s call and pray for our new leader. It is imperative that we, the church of America, do not regress into prayerlessness. Indeed, we need the greatest prayer movement in the history of this nation to spring forth NOW. The Ekklesia (Church), correctly defined as “the legislating government of God on the earth,” must now arise in power and authority. Our best days are ahead, not behind us.

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” (Ephesians 1:17; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that God gives our president wisdom and revelation, according to Ephesians 1:17.
  • Pray that he maintains a freedom from the political spirit that has ruled our nation, and he possesses a fear of the Lord.
  • Pray that he maintains a spirit of boldness, and that fear of man stays off him.
  • Pray that wise men and women, who also are free from fear and the political spirit, surround President Trump.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, grant President Trump the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You. As he gets to know You and Your Word better and better, may He receive wisdom for many other things. It appears You have given him an anointing to defeat the political spirit that has run rampant in the nation! Help him maintain that spirit of boldness and keep him free from the fear of man. Surround him, also, with men and women of like heart and like mind. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Let the legislating government of God in the earth, the Ekklesia, rise in the power and the authority and the fear of the Lord!


14
Feb 2017

A Miraculous Birth and Hopeful Future

“If we believe that the birth of this nation was a miracle, if we believe that our Constitution is the most Christian document of its kind in the history of mankind, if we believe that our Constitution correctly understands God’s blueprint for government while correctly weighing the sinful nature of man, then I would argue that we should pray that our government would be reformed to our Creator’s intent. To take it a step further, many of our Founding Fathers were raised during the greatest revival in our nation’s history, The First Great Awakening, when they formed their biblical worldviews Revival preceded the miracle of our nation. Prayer preceded this revival. We must pray for the reformation of our government.” (Dave Kubal)1

“He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.” (Isaiah 33:6: NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that our government would legislate with the Fear of the Lord (Isaiah 33:6).1
  • Intercede that our government would be filled with capable leaders (Exodus 18:21).1
  • Ask that our governmental leaders would put their hope in the Lord (Psalm 33:18).1
  • Pray that God would build a biblical worldview into our government leaders of tomorrow and that they would have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).1

A prayer you can pray:

Father, please give us capable government leaders who have the fear of the Lord on them when they consider and propose legislation. Lord, may they put their hope in You! We know You are preparing the legislators of tomorrow. You are raising them up in the fear and admonition of the Lord. You are seeing that the course of their life is set in the right direction. Give them the mind of Christ and a biblical foundation and worldview. We are looking forward to what the nation’s future looks like. Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

National reformation will flow from sustained and passionate intercession!

1 Learn more about Dave Kubal here.


13
Feb 2017

Keep It In Context

“The way Evangelical Christians interpret the Bible is very similar. Seminarians are taught not to take Scriptures out of context, but to discern what the author intended to communicate and what the original audience understood the message to be. This is absolutely critical; otherwise any culture or speaker with charisma could twist the Word of God to their own meaning.” (Dave Kubal)1

“I will pour out my vengeance on all the nations that refuse to obey me.” (Micah 5:15; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for our government leaders would understand they are held accountable by God.
  • Pray that lawmakers and those in the judicial branch would interpret the Constitution in the context of which it was written.
  • Pray that the “audience”, the people of the United States, would demand that this be the case.
  • Command that any twisting of the Constitution for self-seeking would stop.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we pray that our government leaders would take very seriously the offices they were elected to. Help them understand that Your Word says they have been placed in office by You and that You expect them to act in ways that protect the nation and the foundations of the government, according to Your design. We ask that our lawmakers and judges would interpret the Constitution in the context it was written in and not see it as simply a historical document. Make its foundation firm. We decree that the twisting of the words of the U. S. Constitution would cease! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We decree that this nation will obey the Lord and His plan and His ways for this country He designed.

1 Learn more about Dave Kubal here.


12
Feb 2017

Originist or Revisionist?

Over the past few decades, we have seen much “overreach” of power as branches of our government attempt to meddle in areas they shouldn’t. This is where we need to understand what an “originist” is. From a constitutional standpoint, an originist is a person who believes that the Constitution should be interpreted with the views of the original authors. Simply put, our Constitution should be interpreted as our Founding Fathers viewed the issues. It is not to be reinterpreted according to the whims of the prevailing culture. In other words, the Constitution is not meant to be a “living document.” (Dave Kubal)1

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-24; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede that our government leaders would understand the fallen nature of man and how that influences legislation.
  • Ask the Father to bless the people of the United States with an understanding of our founding documents and the importance of them, as written. Pray for a supernatural curiosity to arise about them.
  • Pray that teachers would teach about them at every level of education.
  • Pray that media would highlight them.
  • Pray that the Constitution would be honored by all three branches of the government, but especially by the judiciary.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, it is the season for our government leaders to understand the true nature of man—as fallen and in need of a Savior. Only then can legislation be written that is able to set a standard that lines up with the God’s Word and our Constitution. Otherwise, the tendency will be to write, judge and execute laws that fluctuate with the moral climate of the times. Cause a supernatural curiosity about our founding documents, especially the Constitution of the United States, to rise up in the hearts of our citizens. In schools, in media and in other venues, may they come to the forefront and be honored as they are written. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God is highlighting the Constitution and will raise up those who will honor it and establish it in future legislation.

Learn more about Dave Kubal here.


11
Feb 2017

Foundation of Our Government

“God did an amazing thing when He birthed this nation. He put in the heart of our Founding Fathers the desire to form a nation based upon the realization that it is God who makes laws—man only legislates them. God is the one who gives rights to individuals, and those rights include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness And all of this is discoverable because it is God—and Nature’s God—who makes these aspects recognizable to all. At the same time, our Founding Fathers perfectly understood that man is flawed and that power is intoxicating. Their experience with the Throne of England and its abuses was fresh in their minds and caused them to structure the new government based upon Scripture (Isaiah 33:22) to create a bi-cameral Congress with two branches as well as the three branches of the federal government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The Legislative branch creates laws, the Executive branch executes the laws, and the Judicial branch enforces the laws. The separation of powers, with the proper balance, is critical to a government led by fallen man. This mix of theology and practicality has produced the longest standing Constitution in the history of mankind!” (Dave Kubal)1

“Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, “If you return to the LORD with all your heart, remove the foreign gods and the Ashtaroth from among you and direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Him alone; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.” (1 Samuel 7:3; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray that our government leaders would embrace a biblical structure.
  • Ask the Lord to forgive our nation for allowing the worship of foreign gods and foreign religious practices.
  • Now, thank Him that He has turned this for good in that this nation has become a mission field for those from other nations coming to our prosperous nation founded on Christian principles.
  • Thank the Lord for our long-standing Constitution and government.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we pray that our government leaders would truly understand the biblical structure our nation was founded on. We pray it would be fully embraced, honored and adhered to. We ask that we allowed a mixture of other religions, including the idolatrous, to come into this nation. We thank You that You turned this for good and that many from other nations come to these shores, where we can introduce them to Jesus. They come for opportunity to prosper, but here they can find the One that can prosper them. We thank You for giving our founders wisdom to develop a nation based on a Constitution of biblical standards. Amen.

Today’s decree:

“The LORD is our judge. The LORD is our lawgiver. The LORD is our king. The LORD is our savior.” (Isaiah 3:22; GWT)

Read more about Dave Kubal and “Intercessors for America” here.


10
Feb 2017

God’s Destiny for America

It is not hard to find God’s destiny for America. In 1607, at the English settlers’ first landing at Cape Henry, they planted a cross and dedicated the land to the glory of God. Robert Hunt said: “From these very shores the gospel shall go forth, to not only this new world, but the entire world.” The next group who arrived in 1620 wrote the Mayflower compact, the first constitutional governing document of Plymouth Colony. In it Governor Bradford stated, “…having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith…” In 1630, John Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, said in a writing entitled A Model of Christian Charity, “We shall find that the God of Israel is with us, when 10 of us shall be able to resist 1000 of our enemies, when He shall make us a praise and a glory, that men of succeeding plantations shall say, ‘The Lord make it like that of New England.’ For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill [Matthew 5:14], the eyes of all people are upon us…” No less than 12 U.S. presidents have restated this purpose from Matthew’s gospel!

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14-16; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray the words of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania: “Whereas the glory of Almighty God and of the good of mankind is the reason and the end of government, and therefore government itself is a venerable ordinance of God…let there be established laws as shall best preserve true Christian and Civil liberty, in opposition to all unchristian, licentious, and unjust practices, whereby God can have his due…”
  • Pray that Holy Spirit visits him powerfully, fills him with Himself, and teaches President Trump His ways.
  • And call forth the Third Great Awakening in this nation and around the world!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we thank You that You had a dream in Your heart from the very beginning for America to be a nation that reflected You. We pray the words of William Penn, one of our founding fathers, “Whereas the glory of Almighty God and of the good of mankind is the reason and the end of government, and therefore government itself is a venerable ordinance of God…let there be established laws as shall best preserve true Christian and Civil liberty, in opposition to all unchristian, licentious, and unjust practices, whereby God can have his due…” We pray that President Trump would know this. Save him to the uttermost, Lord, and fill him with Your Holy Spirit. Teach Him Your ways and help him to walk in them. Even more than having a President that knows You, though, we must have a third Great Awakening! Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

Today’s decree:

We will let our light shine before men in such a way that they may see our good works, and glorify our Father who is in heaven!


09
Feb 2017

Violence is Not the Way Forward

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate….Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)1

“But the Lord is still in his holy temple; he still rules from heaven. He closely watches everything that happens here on earth. He puts the righteous and the wicked to the test; he hates those loving violence.” (Psalm 11:4-5; TLB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Since the election of President Trump, there has been a spirit of violence, both in action and in word poured out in the nation. Cry out for the downward spiral to cease!
  • Intercede between both the governmental administration and the people who were disappointed. Violence is not the answer on either side!
  • Call for the Light of God to penetrate the darkness and drive the darkness out: of the government leaders’ communication, of the media reports, of celebrities’ comments, of the people who are angry.
  • Loudly call out for a supernatural outpouring of God’s love on the nation!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we call for the tidal wave of violent speech and actions to cease in America! It is spiraling downward and right on the verge of being out of control. As soon as one circumstance starts to wane, another pops up in its place. We need Your holy intervention, Lord. Send Your Truth and Your Light and penetrate the darkness and the hatred and the violence, wherever the source of it is. Jesus! Pour out Your Love on our nation! We need You! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The violence of words and actions will cease in this nation, as we humble ourselves and pray for the Love of God to be poured out on us and on all of those around us!

1 Martin Luther King, Jr., “Where Do We Go From Here?” as published in Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62.


08
Feb 2017

Running Together

Those in the media who are judging President Trump harshly are going to begin to find themselves far behind. Our President is a man that moves very quickly. He is used to making decisions and he has an innate ability to know the course of action that is needed. He is surrounding himself with those who can help him move forward quickly. Also, there are intercessors who have been trained by the Lord to run alongside leaders who can now run alongside this President, helping to open up the way ahead. Those who are running around judging him will run in circles and will soon find themselves left far behind.

“Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?” (Romans 2:3; ESV) Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. If one falls, the other pulls him up; but if a man falls when he is alone, he’s in trouble.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9; TLB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for those who are judging President Trump’s every action. Ask the Lord to forgive them, because they really don’t understand what they are doing!
  • Pray that President Trump’s greatest critics will rethink their positions, listening well to what he is really trying to accomplish. There might actually be points of agreement.
  • Call forth the intercessors that have been trained by the Lord over many years to run alongside Christian leaders. They are needed now for this new assignment.
  • If you are being called by God to pray for President Trump, thank you for joining us here for daily prayer points.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we stand in between those who are judging and the Judge of the Whole Earth and we ask You to forgive them. They really don’t understand what they are doing when they judge with such vehement judgement. Some, if not on the other side of the political spectrum, may have similar thought processes and answers. You can reach them before they are left running on an emotional hamster’s wheel. I call forth the intercessors You have trained. Those that can run alongside this President and help open up the way before him, so he can run even more effectively. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better. If one falls, the other pulls him up; but if a man falls when he is alone, he’s in trouble.”


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