May 2018

May 26, 2018

Calling for the Righteous Leaders

If President Trump would just give us some pro-life judges, who will stop legislating and start honoring the God-given Constitution, then I would consider him a success. This is not a political thing to me. This is me crying out to God, “Give us righteousness in this nation.” I don’t say, “Let this or that party win.” I say, “God, give us righteous leaders in government!” I don’t care what party they’re with. I say, “Give us righteous men and women in Congress again. Give us righteous judges as before (like it says in Isaiah 1:26.) Give us people there that boldly and unashamedly will call on You. Give them the boldness to get up and say, ‘In the Name of Jesus.’”

And I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counselors as at the beginning: afterward you shall be called, the city of righteousness, the faithful city.” (Isaiah 1:26; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask God to draw Believers serving in governmental offices into closer intimacy with Himself.
  • Intercede for them that they will walk righteously in their elected offices. This is what God calls “success”.
  • Pray that they will educate themselves to know our Constitution and how the Constitution is based on God’s Word.
  • Call forth those righteous laws the nation still needs. Pray that God’s Ekklesia in the Congress will hear and see those laws in the heavens, write them in the earth and champion them until they are passed into law.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, restore credibility to Your people serving in public office, not so we can be politically strong, but spiritually strong.  Raise up government leaders that truly know You. Raise up those that aren’t just there to “Christianize”, but give us Your people who are wise in the ways of the Constitution and law and know You very well. Say to them, “Come up higher. I want to show you things.” Open their ears to hear and eyes to see Your plans for this nation. Give them the words for righteous legislation and give them the boldness to carry it to completion. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

God, give us righteous leaders in government!


May 2018

May 25, 2018

From “The Donald” to “John”

Since the day I heard President Donald J. Trump’s middle name was John, I have been asking God to transform him. I have been asking that the real estate tycoon, the multi-millionaire, the man who branded himself as “The Donald”, be transformed by God into “John”.  John was “The Beloved” and “The Revelator”. John was most definitely a Son of Thunder, but one whom the Lord harnessed and brought that zeal into humility. There are some Believers who don’t believe that God can do what we preach. Do we really believe that God can transform somebody? I don’t like all the things Abraham did. He slept with his wife’s maid and produced Ishmael. King David slept with Bathsheba and then murdered her husband. I don’t like it that Saul murdered Christians before he encountered Christ. However, I do believe God redeemed them and the final story was not that they were adulterers and murderers, but that they were sons and daughters of the Most High.

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for President Donald John Trump today. Ask God to transform him from “The Donald” to “John, His beloved one”.
  • Many in Washington, D.C., say he has accepted Christ as his Savior. Pray that He will truly know God and His ways. Humbly ask God to work the transforming power of sanctification in his life.
  • Shut the mouth of the accuser against him. Repent if you have joined the accuser of the brethren toward the President.
  • Decide to intercede for him whenever you hear evil words spoken against him or when you hear him utter evil words against others.
  • Thank the Lord that He is using President Trump as a Cyrus to accomplish His will for our nation in this season of time.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I know you love President Donald John Trump. Transform him from “The Donald” to “John, Your beloved one”. Help me to see him as You see him. You transformed my life and I know you can transform him into the image of Christ, Your Son, as well, if he has truly said “yes” to You. If he hasn’t, then introduce him to Yourself. Either way, I command the accuser of the brethren to be silent! I say that every word spoken against him will fall to the wayside. You are with him and You have a purpose for him being in office right now. Strengthen him and let our prayers encourage him. Use him as You once used Cyrus to turn a nation back to You, Lord. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that President Donald Trump will be as John, the beloved of the Lord!


May 2018

May 24, 2018

Honoring the Bible in Schools

“Every civil government is based upon some religion or philosophy of life. Education in a nation will propagate the religion of that nation. In America, the foundational religion was Christianity. And it was sown in the hearts of Americans through the home and private and public schools for centuries. Our liberty, growth and prosperity was the result of a Biblical philosophy of life. Our continued freedom and success is dependant on our educating the youth of America in the principles of Christianity.” (Noah Webster, apx. 1840)1

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

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare that the Bible will be allowed and welcomed reading in school by students and teachers, for free reading and as a literary source.
  • Intercede for students and teachers that have been reprimanded for having Bibles out during school hours, or for referring to the Bible in teaching and speaking in public schools.
  • Identificationally repent on behalf of staff, administrators, parents, school boards, lawyers, and others who have persecuted Christians for reading and/or referring to the Bible while in school. They don’t understand what they are doing.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, I agree with Noah Webster and declare that the Bible will be allowed and welcomed reading in school by both students and teachers. If a child wants to read the Bible, instead of a library book, they should be allowed to. If they want to use it as a resource to quote in a paper, that should never be a problem. If a teacher turns to it for wisdom and prayer support for their students, they should be able to keep it on their desk. Turn this around in our schools, Jesus. Forgive our governing leaders and school administrators for dishonoring Your precious Word! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Bible is the best foundation for our children’s education!

1 A-Z Quotes.

May 2018

Wisdom from Noah Webster

Noah Webster, who published the first American dictionary in the English language, said, “Education is useless without the Bible. The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. The man who weakens or destroys the authority of that book is an accessory to all the public disorders that society is doomed to suffer.”1 Our destiny is very spiritual. Our roots are very scriptural. God is trying to turn us back toward Him.

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” (Isaiah 28:10; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • The Bible tells us that God honors His Word above His Name. Declare that His Word will be honored in America once again!
  • Identificationally repent for how our modern American society has pushed out the Word of God from almost every sphere.
  • Decree Noah Webster’s words, “The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. The man who weakens or destroys the authority of that book is an accessory to all the public disorders that society is doomed to suffer.”
  • Intercede for our current legislators to know this truth and follow it.
  • Find scriptures you can decree over the spheres of society – family, the Church, government, business, education, arts and entertainment, and the media. Make these daily declarations through the end of the month.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, it is amazing that You honor Your Word above Your Name. We ought to do the same, but we are so dismissive of the Bible’s wise words in our current modern society. Forgive us. We’ve removed Your Word and its guidance in full or in part from our schools, our government, and the media, in particular. It’s as if we are saying that we do not need You! We declare the words of one of our founders, Noah Webster, The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseries and evils which men suffer proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. The man who weakens or destroys the authority of that book is an accessory to all the public disorders that society is doomed to suffer.” We, Your Ekklesia, say today that we desperately need Your Word as our guide in every sphere of society! Give us Bible verses as the sword of the Lord to effect change in these spheres. Remind us to decree them daily for the rest of May. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

Our nation’s government must be built on the principles in the Word of God if it is to continue!

1 Webster’s Dictionary 1828.

May 2018

The Roots of American Education

106 of the first 108 colleges in America were founded on the Christian faith. Students at Harvard and Yale were required to read the Bible twice a day. Harvard’s founders said, “All knowledge without Christ is vain.” Harvard’s motto was, “For Christ and the Church.” Yale founders said, “Every student shall consider that the main end of his study is to know God and Jesus Christ.” Princeton’s motto was, “Under God’s power, she flourishes.” The great evangelist, Jonathan Edwards (the “sinners in the hands of an angry God” guy), was the third president of Princeton. The first president of Princeton, Jonathan Dickinson, said, “Cursed be all learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”

For God has already placed Jesus Christ as the one and only foundation, and no other foundation can be laid.” (1 Corinthians 3:11; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Let a grief rise up within you as you consider the condition of our formerly Christian colleges, which are so secular today.
  • Pray that every college and university with Christian roots would experience a turnaround.
  • Intercede for the professors and those on the governing boards of Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Call for them to receive a revelation of their school’s roots and that God would reveal Himself to them in a glorious, life-changing way.
  • Intercede for the students in these schools to discover the truth about Jesus right on their campuses in waves of Holy Ghost outpourings.
  • If you’re in a college, find out if the roots were Christian and call the school to return to its roots.
  • Declare that the Word of God will once again be a welcome and foundational text taught in our nation’s educational system.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, give me Your heart for the educational system of America. It is so liberal in most schools that You are locked out and clearly unwelcome. Let revival come to our colleges and universities! Turn them around and let them return to their roots! Let the professors of our nation’s major universities receive a revelation of who You are that bypasses their mind. Or, convince them, Jesus, as only You can. Let multitudes of students find Christ on these campuses and start Bible studies and prayer groups there. I declare that the Word of God will once again be a welcome and foundational text taught in our nation’s educational system. Jesus, be honored in our schools! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that America’s education system is going to return to its godly roots!

May 2018

A Dream With a Clear Message

“I dreamed I was with a couple of friends and family members in Washington, DC. Exiting the Trump hotel, where The Turnaround event was held, was a courier, which I discerned to be an angel. He was carrying a scroll. His face was set toward the U. S. Capitol building. When He got to the Capitol, he went inside and we followed him in. We followed him to the House Chamber where President Trump had recently given his State of the Union Address. All of the lawmakers were in their seats and there were many people in the gallery. It was a packed house. The courier carrying the scroll went and stood at the double doors to the Chambers. The angel announced loudly and with authority, ‘All rise!’ Just as had happened at the recent State of the Union Address, some people stood, while others disrespectfully stayed seated. The angel then opened the scroll and said very loudly and adamantly, ‘The verdict has been determined. America shall be saved!’ Some of the Congressmen stayed adamantly in their seats, but some fell on their faces in worship and the glory filled the room.” (Anonymous national intercessor at The Turnaround Event.)

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23-24; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “America shall be saved!” Keep declaring it. Declare it by faith to the north, south, east and west. Declare it over you city and state and across the nation.
  • Determine to tell others about Jesus. It starts with one soul saved at a time.
  • However, it doesn’t stop there. Nations are “saved” when Believers in positions of governmental authority introduce righteous laws into the culture. Ask God to stir your Congressmen to boldly write laws that would please the Lord. Intercede for them.
  • Contact your Representative here and your Senators here. Write and encourage them to act righteously, even if you don’t feel they currently are. Who knows, together with prayer, you may change their minds!

A prayer you can pray:

America shall be saved! America shall be saved! You said it, Lord, in a dream given to a saint, so You must mean to do it! America shall be saved! I take hold of this prophetic Word by faith and declare it over this nation – to the north, to the south, to the east and to the west. I declare that my city shall be saved, my state shall be saved, and the U.S.A. shall be saved! I will do my part to share Your love with the lost souls around me. Help my congressmen and senators do the same in their realm of authority, if they know You. Make them bold and determined to offer before the House and Senate legislation that pleases You. I will write them and tell them how I am praying for them and I’ll ask them to consider righteous legislation to helps all of their constituents. In Jesus’ glorious name, amen.

Today’s decree:

America shall be saved!

May 2018

A Sense of Destiny

After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, some of the signers wept. Others bowed their heads in prayer. Samuel Adams rose and said, “This day, we have restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting sun, may His Kingdom come.”1 Those men knew that was a spiritual moment. They knew this was not just a human dream. They knew something was happening beyond a group of people fighting for liberty or freedom. They knew that somehow God was in this.

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day.” (Proverbs 4:18; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Let a wave of gratitude rise up in you for the men and women who sought God to birth our nation.
  • Say with our founders, “We enthrone on our praises the Sovereign One who reigns in heaven. May His Kingdom come across America!”
  • Ask God to give this generation of Christians His Divine dreams for the country in this generation. Tell Him you will fight for righteousness, justice, honor, and truth in this land.
  • Say, “Let the path of the righteous burn brighter in the USA until His purposes in this nation are complete.”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, there is such a thankfulness rising up in me for those who gave up everything to establish the United States of America. What a great vision, and what a great cost they paid for it! Like the founding fathers and mothers, we say, “We enthrone on our praises the Sovereign One who reigns in heaven. May His Kingdom come across America!” It’s time for the Church of America to dream new dreams. We need to dump the rote and form, and seek You for the adventure of Kingdom-expanding ideas and actions again. Let the path of the righteous burn brighter in the USA until Your purposes in this nation are complete, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God established this nation to fulfill His purposes in the earth!

1 Learn more about the Christian history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence here.

May 2018

A Blessed Nation

All of the blessings this nation has received are to facilitate the spreading of the Gospel across this nation and to the nations of the earth. It’s like God said to Abraham, “I’m going to make you rich.” He didn’t say that just because He liked Abraham most and decided He just wanted to bless this guy. He entered into a covenant with this man, because this man, Abraham, was going to help Him save the world. “Yes, I’m going to bless you, but I’m blessing you so all the nations of the earth can be blessed through you.” The Messiah was going to come through Abraham’s family line. That’s what happened with America. We are so, so blessed…so we can be a blessing. When we turned God’s dream for America into the “American dream”, we made it all about things. But, that was not God’s dream for America.

I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be a blessing to others. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you. (Genesis 12:2 and 3b; CEV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “We are a blessed nation!”
  • Repent where we as a society have squandered the blessings we have so abundantly received from the Lord.
  • Tell the Lord you want to be blessed to be a blessing, just like Abraham was. He is no respecter of persons. He likes willing vessels!
  • Declare that the nations of the earth will be blessed by the American Church’s evangelistic efforts because of our love for Him. Say, “America’s innovation will be an economic blessing to many other nations.” Say, “Our nation’s leadership will be a blessing in their understanding of when and how and how much to assist other nations when they are struggling.”

A prayer you can pray:

God, we are a very blessed nation! We are blessed in so many ways. We know we are blessed primarily because we have so many in this nation who love You and have given their lives to Jesus. We don’t want to hold all of these blessings to ourselves. Forgive us when we waste so much of what You have blessed us with, both individually and societally. Use us like You used Abraham—blessed to be a blessing. Let the Church of America go forth across the earth in powerful soul-winning activities. Let us share our brain power and innovation with other nations so their problems can be solved and many helped. Let our government leaders and business leaders bless struggling nations with the exact right amount of financial and other assistance, so they can see You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

This nation has been blessed to be a blessing to the whole earth!

May 2018

What Are We Turning To?

The question I am seeking answers to is, “What are we turning to, if there is a turnaround happening?” I don’t just look for the economy to get better. I’m not looking for President Trump to get all of his agenda accomplished, though I agree with much of his agenda. I’m talking about spiritually. The obvious first answer is that we are turning toward the Lord. I also think He’s turning us back to our roots—back to our destiny and purpose as a nation. It’s not about turning back to wealth or power as a nation, though those may be side effects. He’s restoring the destiny He had for America from day one. Even from the time the Native Americans came here, He had a plan for this soil, this dirt. “From these shores, the Gospel will go forth, not only to this land, but to the nations of the earth,” declared the Rev. Robert Hunt, as he prophesied the destiny of this nation at Cape Henry in 1607.

“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Corinthians 7:14; KJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare that America is a nation turning back to God!
  • Call forth the unfulfilled portion of the destiny of this nation. Ask God to give us yet another opportunity to see His plans for this land fulfilled.
  • Declare Rev. Robert Hunt’s words over this nation: “From these shores, the Gospel will go forth, not only to this land, but to the nations of the earth!”
  • Intercede for the Native Americans to have a sweeping move of God among them, resulting in multitudes of souls saved.
  • Pray for the purposes of God for the Native Americans to be seen in this generation.

A prayer you can pray:

America is a nation turning back to God! I call the unfulfilled part of God’s plan for America to be realized. I agree with and decree Rev. Robert Hunt’s prophecy over America, spoken in 1607, “From these shores, the Gospel will go forth, not only to this land, but to the nations of the earth!” Lord, you had planned this to begin with the Native Americans and we, as a nation, blew it. Make things right in our generation. Let Your purposes for these unique people groups come to pass now. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

The Gospel will go forth across this nation, then from this nation to the nations of the earth!

May 2018

Requiring Only a Remnant

Some Christians say that God can’t extend mercy to this nation because there is still too much sin in America. My answer to them is always the same, “God never requires a majority of people to have repented.” God never even requires a majority of the Church to have repented and be crying out to Him. In order to turn curses into blessings, God has always required only a remnant. Show me any restoration in scripture where He didn’t use a remnant to get it done. There has been a faithful remnant crying out to God for turnaround in this nation for 25 or 30 years, and I believe we’ve reached a tipping point.

Unless the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.” (Isaiah 1:9; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Have you been a part of the faithful remnant praying for 25 or 30 years? Stir up the faith within you and pray with fresh fervency. Determine not to give up!
  • Bless the remnant. Intercede for them to be refreshed, restored, renewed, and not give up hope.
  • Show us what we can identificationally repent for. It only takes one standing in the gap to get the job done.
  • Ask the Lord to raise up fresh “troops”. Ask for new Believers and younger Christians who can be trained to intercede for revival in America.
  • Make yourself ready to be an encourager of the weary saints and a mentor to new intercessors.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, let the praying remnant, even if it’s hundreds of thousands, stir up their most holy faith and keep praying for the turnaround of this nation. Sharpen our ability to know what You want us to identificationally repent for. Give us a greater tenacity and let us see small victories along the way. Let hope arise! Restore, renew, and refresh us! Let us raise up and mentor younger Christians in intercession, so we continuously add to the ranks of this praying army. Breathe new life on this remnant. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

A repentant remnant of the Church can turn America to God!

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