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10
Aug 2020

Praying for Beirut

The Lord is telling me that Beirut is on His heart right now. Beirut is the capital of Lebanon, the country that sits just to the north of Israel on the coast. Lebanon is a country mentioned quite a bit in the Bible. It was once very rich in resources, especially in forest and timber. It’s cedars were used in the building of David’s and Solomon’s temples, as well as in Solomon’s palace. There was nothing finer. This was a nation God honored.

Today, Lebanon is struggling. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, their already high unemployment rate surged past 30% by the end of June. The country suffers from political strife and supposed government corruption, and the value of their currency is plummeting. Now, added to the citizens’ great challenges, there was an explosion on August 4th that destroyed the city.

Over 150 people are said to have been killed and that number may grow. Thousands have been injured. Beirut’s port was the center of the blast and it was destroyed completely. Fertilizer had been seized years ago from a ship and was stored in a warehouse there. The government had been asked numerous times to remove it. Sadly, that did not happen. No one seems to know what ignited it and an investigation is ongoing. You can read more about it here

Additional immediate concerns: 

It affected half the city and has caused over 300,000 to become  homeless. Grain was stored nearby and the silos were demolished. To a nation already facing possible famine, this has likely exacerbated the problem. Two hospitals were destroyed. The people of Beirut are on God’s heart. 

We will pray today, but the people there are suffering and in great need of assistance. It is always best to give to organizations that have been working in the land for a long time and can get aid where it needs to go. The biggest organizations are great, but often can’t move fast enough. Some smaller, very targeted, NGOs already working in a charitable way directly with the people can be better. We are aware of one that we think fits that criteria. If you feel led, you can make a donation here.

“Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He is the Father who is compassionate and the God who gives comfort. He comforts us whenever we suffer. That is why whenever other people suffer, we are able to comfort them by using the same comfort we have received from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Learn about Lebanon and its former glory. Ask the Lord to move in that nation to heal and restore it.
  • Intercede for all those that have been injured, lost loved ones, or lost their homes and businesses. The losses are staggering. Let God grip your heart with His compassion. Pray from 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
  • Ask the Lord to let good come of this tragedy, uncovering any corruption and paving the way for renewal for the nation of Lebanon.
  • Pray for the salvation of thousands and thousands. Let this be the time that many hearts turn toward God, and find grace to help in time of need in Jesus.
  • Declare, “The glory of the Lord is coming to Beirut and to Lebanon!”

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank You for letting us know that Beirut and Lebanon are on Your heart today. We will lift up our intercession for them as we are led by Your Holy Spirit. You have honored this nation in the past, speaking of its wealth and the blessing it was. You commanded its cedars be used in the building of the temples where You would be worshipped. Lord, we ask You to remember Lebanon’s former glory and restore to her what has been lost over time. 

The people of Lebanon are hurting, especially in the capital city of Beirut. This explosion has compounded the woes this people were already facing and they need Your help, Lord. They need food and medical care, housing, and businesses restored. So many were already out of work and now many companies have been affected by this blast. We cannot imagine the horror, fear, and emotional pain. We ask You to move, Lord. Give us Your heart for them. Turn this entire situation around for good. May You introduce them to Jesus in dreams and visions. Let the Church there rise up strong and unafraid and do whatever they can to help their neighbors. We pray for grace and strength for them. Let us partner with those on the ground there to meet physical needs. Jesus, love the people of Beirut in tangible ways and draw them to the Father. We declare, “The glory of the Lord is coming to Beirut and to Lebanon!” Amen.

Today’s decree:

Beirut shall be saved!


09
Aug 2020

Choosing the Right Supreme Court Justices – Part 2

[Phillip Jauregi, an expert in constitutional law and founder of Judicial Action Group, concludes his discussion, begun yesterday, on the importance of choosing the correct justices for the U.S. Supreme Court.]

“There is an almost daily reminder that we have failed to nominate and confirm truly conservative Justices to the Supreme Court. Thankfully, future failure is avoidable. There is a workable standard for picking Supreme Court Justices that can transform past failure into future success.” [Yesterday we explored why the Supreme Court is important and why a standard is essential. Today we will look at three more areas that need to be considered in choosing constitutionally conservative justices in the future.]

“Courage. Given the misalignment of the Judiciary, it will take courage to correct it. It will also take great courage to remain faithful against the unrestrained wicked onslaughts of the left. The Judiciary has been the left’s last bastion of political power and taking it back will require courage.

“Record. If a prospective Justice does not have an actual demonstrable record as a courageous, conservative, constitutionalist, then you should wisely infer that they are not. Judicial nominees without records are preferred by political operators who prize short-term confirmability over long-term success. A ‘stealth’ Justice without a record may – or may not – be easier to confirm, but to what end? Conservatives have been sold ‘stealth’ justices with ‘trust me’ endorsements numerous times over the last fifty years, but most have transitioned and manifested as anti-constitutionalist liberals. Are we fools?

“Only the fool would hire an employee without a record. When it comes to the eminently more important Supreme Court Justice – who is nearly impossible to fire – the wise would never hire one with a weak or stealthy record.

“Long-Term. A Justice’s record should be long in duration. What kind of prospective Justice lives absent from the conservative fight for the first forty or fifty years of their life, but conveniently transitions with a late record only when it benefits their prospects? Answer: probably one who is neither courageous, nor conservative, nor a constitutionalist; and perhaps one who is weak, greedy for power, and slouching toward the left. A prospective Justice who lacks a long-term record, but enjoys mainly recent, helpful speeches, articles, and/or rulings should be viewed with healthy skepticism. A long-term record is exceedingly more reliable, believable, and trustworthy than a short-term record.

“Conclusion. All prospects for the Supreme Court will be imperfect. However, that reality does not dictate that we lose our minds, abandon a standard, and accept anyone. To the contrary, it heightens the necessity that we: (1) establish a meaningful, workable standard like the one articulated above, (2) diligently measure the prospects according to that standard, and (3) resolutely accept only those who measure up.

Only then can we reasonably expect to reverse our tragic trend of failed Supreme Court nominations. Only then will we achieve Judicial Renewal.

“Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand completely.” (Proverbs 28:5; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for those who assist the president in choosing Supreme Court nominees. Ask that they would follow a clear and solid standard of choosing constitutionally conservative justices. No compromises!
  • Pray against any political motivations and compromises in the choosing of nominees.
  • “The Judiciary has been the left’s last bastion of political power and taking it back will require courage.” Ask the Lord to grant courage to all those involved in the nomination process. 
  • Confirmation processes are highly challenging, especially when constitutionally conservative justices are nominated. This is because we are in a spiritual war over the seats on the Court. Intercede now and often to prepare the way for the fight.
  • Pray that the exact right persons would be chosen as Supreme Court Justice nominees in the future.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we earnestly petition You today for our future Supreme Court Justices. We need Your choices on that Court. We need God-fearing men and women who have a long track record of conservative, righteous, and just determinations from the bench. We cannot have just anyone. We cannot politically compromise just to get the confirmation process simplified or hurried up.  We say, “No compromises!” Phillip Jauregi said, “The Judiciary has been the left’s last bastion of political power and taking it back will require courage.” Give all those involved in the nomination process great courage to withstand the onslaught of demonic warfare against godly nominations. It is absolutely imperative that the exact right persons are found, nominated, and confirmed to the United States Supreme Court if righteousness and justice will rule in our land. We thank You in advance for Your response to our humble cry in Jesus’ Name. Amen. 

Today’s decree:

The United States Supreme Court will achieve Judicial Renewal!

Learn more about Phillip Jauregi and Judicial Action Group here.


08
Aug 2020

Choosing the Right Supreme Court Justices – Part 1

[Today, Phillip Jauregi, an expert in constitutional law and founder of Judicial Action Group, provides an education for us on the importance of choosing the correct justices for the U.S. Supreme Court.]

The Supreme Court is important because it makes the most important rules in our Nation. Although contrary to the clear text of the Constitution, we function under an illegitimate system whereby judges legislate from the bench like an unaccountable judicial oligarchy. Judicial nominations are an essential tool to correct this abuse and to restore power to the People.

Why is a standard for Supreme Court Justices important? Without a standard, everyone is acceptable. The Bible reveals that ‘where there is no vision, the people perish.’ Over the last fifty years, conservatives have failed over half the time to nominate conservative constitutionalist Justices. To reverse course and achieve judicial renewal we must adopt a new vision and a new standard.

The Justice Standard: The standard for Constitutionally Conservative Justices identifies prospects with a (1) long-term, (2) record, (3) of courage, (4) conservatism, and (5) a constitutional judicial philosophy.” [We will cover the last two of these today. We will look at the other three tomorrow.]

Constitutional Judicial Philosophy: A constitutional judicial philosophy requires a conviction that:

  • The role of a justice is simply to ‘decide cases and controversies.’
  • A justice must never legislate from the bench.
  • A  justice must prioritize their oath to follow the original public meaning of the text of the Constitution over precedent that might dictate a contrary result.
  • The Judiciary is a co-equal – not supreme – branch of government. 

Conservatism: In Federalist No. 51, Madison explained that ‘if men were angels, no government would be necessary.’ In a perfect world, the political philosophy of judges would not matter. In the present world – littered with so-called ‘conservative’ Justices drifting liberal–it does. Liberals always nominate liberal Justices and it works for them; conservatives do not always nominate conservatives, and it has failed us. Conservatives should nominate only constitutionalists who are also conservative for at least four reasons. First, we are conservative! Second, the conservative philosophy opposes the usurpation of power–the liberal philosophy does not; thus, a conservative Justice is less likely to usurp legislative power. Third, conservatives are not tempted to legislate liberal social policy from the bench because they loathe it. Fourth, if a Justice does happen to fall off the ‘constitutional’ wagon (as non-angelic Justices are prone to do) at least they will fall on the right side of the wagon. Insisting on Justices who are constitutionalists and conservative is a ‘belt and suspenders’ approach; perhaps Madison would call it an ‘auxiliary precaution.’”

“When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.” (Proverbs 21:15; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Decree, “The Supreme Court will return to acting under the boundaries set for it in the United States Constitution.”
  • Decree, “All decisions enacted by the Supreme Court that were unconstitutional will be reversed.” This includes liberal policies, such as legalized abortion and same-sex marriage. Those are matters that should be voted on by the people, not decided on by the Supreme Court.
  • Declare the Constitutional Judicial Philosophies as stated above will be adhered to by the Court from this time forward.
  • Intercede for future Supreme Court nominations to be those who would uphold the U. S. Constitution and a standard of righteousness and biblical justice.
  • Ask the Lord to prepare for us future justices who are conservative constitutionalists, unlikely to usurp legislative power (allowing representation of the people), and not tempted to legislate liberal social philosophy.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we, Your ekklesia, decree, “The Supreme Court will return to acting under the boundaries set for it in the United States Constitution. ” We have had enough of Supreme Court justices “legislating from the bench.” This has given us laws to live under that we consider heinous and which have advanced a demonic agenda in America. Our nation is deserving of Your judgement for these decisions, but we seek You for mercy. 

We further decree, “All decisions enacted by the Supreme Court that were unconstitutional will be reversed.” We say that we will see the reversal of decisions that have allowed abortion to be legalized and even expanded! We reject the death culture these decisions instituted and advanced. We will see the reversal of other decisions that have brought moral degradation into America. Forgive our land, Jesus. We say the Constitutional judicial philosophies as stated above will be adhered to by the Court from this time forward. Give us justices that will uphold those standards. Give us justices who are conservative constitutionalists, unlikely to usurp legislative power, and not tempted to legislate liberal social philosophy. We want those You have raised up for such a time as this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We call conservative Justices to sit on the U. S. Supreme Court!
Learn more about Phillip Jauregi and Judicial Action Group here.


07
Aug 2020

An Update on Operation Outcry – Part 2

[Many of you have signed a petition to the Supreme Court to end abortion through The Moral Outcry. Constitutional Attorney Allan Parker concludes his update on the Moral Outcry today.]

“I want to thank the 375 Women of Operation Outcry who suffered late term abortions and allowed us to share their testimonies with the Supreme Court as Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) parties in the case. Here is the Appendix where, starting at page 4, you can read their testimonies (about two excerpts from each state). The Brief itself has testimonies from Mississippi Operation Outcry women who had late term abortions.

“The courageous testimony of Operation Outcry women like these has already been proven to move the heart of the Supreme Court Justices. First, the Court twice cited The Justice Foundation Brief which gave the testimony of 180 Women Injured By Abortion as Amicus Curiae in Gonzales v. Carhart.  The Court upheld the federal partial birth abortion ban. Second, in the recent Louisiana abortion case, Justice Alito writing (unfortunately only for the minority of four Justices) cited the women’s testimonies stated as follows:

“‘Amici who have had abortions recount similarly distant relationships with their abortion doctors. See Brief for 2,624 Women Injured by Abortion, et al. as Amicus Curiae 14-22 (first-hand accounts of  abortion procedures in Louisiana)…’

You can click here to read p. 14-22 of that Brief. We know, because they cited to it, that the Court read it and was impacted by the courageous women’s testimonies, which otherwise would not have been in the record. If you click on footnote 6 of the Brief on page 14, you can read all 425 testimonies of women’s late term abortions.                                                   

“We are monitoring cases across the country right now on their way to the Supreme Court, including cases that ban all abortions. We estimate our Center Against Forced Abortions saves 1,000 to 2,000 babies a year in the short-term and their mothers from devastation. The work of Operation Outcry continues to share the testimony of women injured by abortion to show the courts the third argument of The Moral Outcry Petition which counsels that abortion does not help women, abortion hurts them.”

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord and let His compassion rise in your heart for women who have suffered from abortion.
  • Intercede for the 375 Women of Operation Outcry who suffered late term abortions and allowed thier testimonies to be shared with the Supreme Court as Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) parties in the case. 
  • Ask the Lord to continue to grant them safety, protection, and boldness, as their case progresses through the Supreme Court system.
  • Pray that the voices of these women would be heard and reverberate throughout the land! Abortion causes harm to pre-born babies and to the women that carried them.
  • Intercede for the Center Against Forced Abortions, which saves 1,000 to 2,000 babies a year in the short-term and their mothers from devastation.

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, give me Your heart of compassion for the women that have suffered physically and emotionally from undergoing abortions. They were lied to and it is time to set the national record straight. Hundreds of women have now come forward to tell the world that abortion is not safe for women, physically or psychologically. Besides the fact that our nation has legalized abortion, resulting in more than 61 million abortions, women have been harmed as well. These few hundred are representing perhaps thousands who would never come forward, but who live with the aftermath daily. They silently suffer physically, perhaps never able to have children, and emotionally from guilt and shame. Most of us are not able to imagine what they have seen and heard through the death process of abortion. It makes my heart break. Oh God, forgive this nation for Roe v Wade and similar cases. Let them know there is hope, healing, and the shalom of God waiting for them in You.

We pray for the Center Against Forced Abortions and other organizations like them that seek to help teens and women with options to abortion. Help the Church to educate ourselves on alternatives. We need to know what to do if we discover a friend or family member is pregnant and considering abortion. We have to get ready for the ending of abortion. We need to get alternatives, such as adoption agencies, up and running now. Again, Jesus, give us Your heart and Your mind and Your creative ideas. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Supreme Court will see the scientific and psychological truth about abortion and will reverse Roe v Wade!

Learn more about Allan Parker, The Justice Foundation, and The Moral Outcry here.


06
Aug 2020

An Update on Operation Outcry – Part 1

[Many of you have signed a petition to the Supreme Court to end abortion through The Moral Outcry. Constitutional Attorney Allan Parker provided an update on the Moral Outcry. We will continue this update tomorrow.]

“I want to thank Melinda Thybault, The Moral Outcry Founder for helping us to successfully file her most recent Moral Outcry Brief at the Supreme Court last week. The Moral Outcry and 375 Operation Outcry Women Injured By Late Term Abortions supported the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks (late term).

“I would like to thank the 336,214 Signers of The Moral Outcry Petition whose names are in the Brief in footnote 4. Each signature under the ‘Law of Judicial Precedent’ 47(d) is evidence of ‘severe criticism’ which is one of the reasons for overturning a Supreme Court decision. The last Moral Outcry brief filed before this case had 264,500 Signers. As you can see, the number is constantly growing. We want to have over a million signatures when the case comes that will ultimately reverse Roe v. Wade.

“This Mississippi Brief is filed at the cert petition phase which means the case will sit there until October when it will be considered by the Court. The abortionists have indicated they will file a response, which is unusual already since most often Respondents don’t file responses because 99% of the cases are not taken by the Court in the cert phase. However, filing a Brief like this at the cert phase helps to show the Court this is an important case nationally and they should take the case. This was similar to the success in the Louisiana case in getting the Court to take that case even though we were partially disappointed in the outcome. Justice Roberts did try to limit the case’s bad effects. 

“This was a sad Brief to write. It is a gruesome Brief to read because it describes in graphic terms, written by Justice Kennedy in Carhart v. Gonzales when they upheld the partial birth abortion ban, as to what happens in second and third trimester abortions. Our Brief even includes a picture of an aborted baby in a late term abortion at Appendix E. Thus, I caution whether you want to read the Brief, but I believe is important that the Supreme Court read this Brief and see the pictures. You may want to read it as well. The women’s testimonies are very powerful.

“We also have pictures in the Appendix of Gideon Wilberforce Thybault, Melinda’s and Denny’s adopted child, who was a frozen embryo for seven months before his birth to show the Court that he was ‘viable’ outside the womb even in a petri dish. He was alive outside the womb and thus ‘viability’ occurs as early as six days with modern technology. We show his beautiful picture after birth. But he was alive at both stages of his life and viable outside the womb. That is an amazing new thing, which justifies reversing precedent.” 

“For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:13-16; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Praise God for He is the Giver of Life! Praise Him for life and that abundantly!
  • Thank the Lord that elective abortion will be ended in our lifetime! 
  • Declare, “Roe v Wade will be overturned in America!”
  • Thank Him for Allan Parker, Melinda and Denny Thybault, and the 336,214 Signers of The Moral Outcry Petition. All of these, and many others, are making a way for abortion to be ended in America!
  • Thank the Lord for today’s advances in science and medicine, as facts pertaining to the viability of fetuses today will provide a basis for the ending of abortion.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, You are Life itself and the Giver of all Life. We praise You that You have provided life to every human from the point of conception, and You desire that we would live an abundant life. Without You, this is not possible. We forgive the humanists who are not able to understand life’s value. Only an encounter with Christ, resulting in a transformed heart and mind, is able to change our understanding. So we, the Ekklesia, confidently declare, “Roe v Wade will be overturned in America! Elective abortion will be ended in our lifetime.”

Lord, we thank You for those on the frontlines of this battle. Bless Allan Parker, Melinda and Denny Thybault. Grant them grace and strength, and the finances needed to complete this task, which will bring life to the entire nation. Thank You for the 336,214 Signers of The Moral Outcry Petition. We ask for 1,000,000 by October, when the Supreme Court will look at this brief and decide they want to hear this case. 

We thank You for today’s advances in science and medicine, as facts pertaining to the viability of fetuses today will provide a basis for the ending of abortion. We are more and more confident that abortion in America is coming to an end in Jesus’ Name! Amen.

Today’s decree:

We choose and honor Life, and abortion will end in our generation!

Learn more about Allan Parker, The Justice Foundation, and The Moral Outcry here.


05
Aug 2020

Strategy to Pray for the Supreme Court

[My friend, Ken Malone, and I have been in many battles for the nation over the years. Ken has received a dream calling us into fresh spiritual battle for the Supreme Court from August 8th to the 23rd.]

“I awakened on July 27, 2020 from a dream around 3:00am to the sound of a thunderstorm just off shore in the Atlantic Ocean. The thunder is a very significant sound for this dream.

“In the dream, my spiritual daughter, Tangi Combs, was working in the U.S. Supreme Court cafeteria. As she was being positioned on her job, Chief Justice John Roberts approached her and said, ‘Tell Ken Malone our positions are being overrun, I need his help.’ After Tangi relayed his word to me,  I replied, ‘Damn the torpedoes! Tell him we’re coming.’

“It is very clear to me that the Lord is using this dream about John Roberts, Tangi, and myself as a Macedonian cry (Acts 16:9) to shore up the positions on the Supreme Court. It is of utmost importance that these positions are filled with godly, conservative justices. 

“Demonic principalities, false ideologies, progressive liberal mindsets, communism, European law, and more, have overrun many of the positions on the bench. The conservative biblical ideologies of our founders are being overrun. However, God knows the Ekklesia of America can shift this court back into its proper position.

“The phrase, ‘Damn the torpedoes. Tell him we’re coming,’ was used by David Farragut who was a Rear Admiral of a fleet of ships that captured Mobile Bay out of the hands of the confederates. On August 5, 1864, he led two columns of ships into Mobile Bay. One ship, the U.S.S. Tecumseh, was hit by torpedoes, (underwater mines) and sank. The other ships began to pull back and Admiral Farragut issued a command, ‘Damn the torpedoes! Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed.’ 

“After issuing the command, they continued forward in two columns, again hitting underwater mines, but none of the mines exploded. It was as if the decree from Farragut opened the way for victory. I’m confident God will also honor our decrees and prepare a way of victory for the Court.

“The Lord is calling us to war in prayer and worship over the Supreme Court. We must win this battle! Therefore, I’m asking for your help in laying siege against the enemy of the Court.  From August 5th through the 23rd, I want to ask you to join me in fortifying the Supreme Court positions. Take communion each day. Ask the Lord to save the Court and remove those who will not change their anti-God agenda.”

“Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-4; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Pray for each Justice. Pray for their salvation and Holy Spirit encounter. Their names: Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,  Justice Samuel A. Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Elena Kagan, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Decree that each Justice will judge conservatively and in alignment with the Bible and the Constitution of the United State of America. Decree that Christ’s Kingdom has come and His will is being done in the U.S. Supreme Court even as it is in heaven.
  • Ask the Lord to forgive us and the Court for the more than 61,000,000 aborted babies in America since 1973. Decree a removal of those who will not change and uphold the rights of the unborn.
  • Ask the Lord to forgive us and the Court for removing prayer out of our schools.
  • Declare, “Each seat is reserved for a pro-life, conservative constitutionalist, who believes in Christ.”
  • Intercede for President Trump. His re-election could result in the appointing of two more conservative justices to the bench.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, today we take up a prayer siege against the enemy of our nation and the enemy of our United States Supreme Court and its nine justices, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Stephen Breyer, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,  Justice Samuel A. Alito, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Elena Kagan, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. We are coming in intercession and worship to bring the Kingdom of our Lord into the Supreme Court. We say, “Each seat is reserved for a pro-life, conservative constitutionalist, who believes in Christ.” We ask You to change out the seats where godly justice is not upheld.

The enemy has for too long controlled the activities of the Court and we say, “Enough is enough!” We have had enough of aborted babies. Over 61 million is heart-rending! We can’t take it anymore, Lord! Forgive us for allowing it this long! Forgive our nation for the continued bloodshed. We say, “No! It is going to stop now!” Freedom is going to begin! The Supreme Court may have removed You from our nation’s schools, but we say we want You there, Jesus. Let the Court reverse itself as we, the citizens of this land, make an outcry for You.

Give us Supreme Court Justices that will rule with righteousness and true biblical and constitutional justice. We will no longer accept arbitrary legislation from the bench, which often leans toward liberal, humanistic philosophies! Give us true justice, Judge of the Universe. We appeal to You, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

God’s mercy and goodness is upon the highest Court of our land!
Learn more about Ken Malone here.


04
Aug 2020

Hope for the Nation – Part 5

[Recently, Anthony and Melissa Medina of Hopefires International interviewed me on their broadcast on the subject of hope for America. Today, we complete this series that began on 7/31/20.]

Melissa

We are in an era where we are going to see the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. I love that you keep saying it doesn’t require the full Church, the full Body of Christ, to be on fire and operating in His fullness. God can start with a remnant, a small portion, that He sets ablaze, on fire like burning, shining lamps. We read in the Book of Acts that a small group of apostles were used by God to turn the world upside down! The fire that they had, we carry. It’s infectious. We can go and infect communities. We can be used to transform different spheres of influence, and even nations.

Anthony

We are in one of those seasons of God releasing an invitation to revelation. He’s asking us to come and sit with Him and just receive this revelation. In my opinion, there has never been a time exactly like this. We need to capture this “invitation to revelation” moment. We need to hold this so dearly and care for it, because once it passes, it’s “go” time. Those that miss it, just miss it. We need to turn aside.

Dutch

The things you are talking about are God’s way of preparing us. We have talked about kairos opportune times for years. We have entered ours now. We are moving into an Esther era. God has raised us up for such a time as this. This is it for us. We are moving into a fullness of time, a fullness of revelation, and a fullness of His gifting. This is going to be unlike anything the world has ever seen. 

Signs and wonders are going to be poured out like water. The dead will be raised. Blind eyes will be opened. Do you know that as many as 27,00 to 30,ooo Muslims a day are coming to Christ right now through dreams and visions? There are major documented miracles and large numbers of lost souls coming to Christ in other parts of the world. We are going to see that move come to our shores now. This will be unlike anything we have ever seen. The outpouring is going to be incredible! I have never been so encouraged about what God is doing and what He is about to do.

“But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, ‘These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.’” (Acts 17:6; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for the remnant that He has set ablaze—on fire like burning, shining lamps for our generation. 
  • Ask God to make you one that not only burns brightly and obviously for Him, but who carries the power and anointing to “turn the world upside down!” Believe for it!
  • Accept the invitation the Lord is extending to His Bride now to sit with Him and receive the revelation He wants us to have. Don’t miss this opportunity. The secrets of the Lord are for those who fear Him. He wants to share them with us.
  • Declare, “The Church is in a kairos moment! We are coming into a fullness of time, a fullness of revelation, and a fullness of His gifting.”
  • Cry out for signs and wonders and notable miracles in America—the dead raised, blind eyes opened, the lame walking, the oppressed delivered, the lost saved in unprecedented numbers!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we see that You are setting a remnant ablaze in our generation. These are the ones who have remained true to You and have not wavered in faith and intimacy. Now, they will burn white hot for you, as shining lamps showing the way to Jesus. We want to be those mantled with power and authority, carrying the anointing to “turn the world upside down” once again. Pour Your Holy Spirit out on us again! We will draw near to You and wait for this. We will sit with You and receive the revelation You want to give us. Share Your secrets with us. You know what You want us to accomplish and we want to do it all!

The Church is in a kairos moment! We are coming into a fullness of time, a fullness of revelation, and a fullness of Your gifting. Pour out Your signs and wonders on this nation. Pour them out on the lost of every age and race and economic status. Pour them out in our realms of influence in our families, on those trapped in false religions, and through those working in the government arena. Pour Your Spirit out on the business realm and on the “Arts and Entertainment” industries. We declare that the media mountain will be humbled by the signs and wonders they will see. They will have to report this move of God. It will be too great not to report it! Let many in media be saved. Don’t forget education. Pour out on our students. Glorify Yourself among the teachers and the administrators who have turned so many young hearts against You in the past. Bring them to repentance, Lord. Pour Your Holy Spirit out through Your faithful ones wherever You have positioned us. Be God in our midst. Turn the world upside down once again through us, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church is going to turn the world upside down once again!

Learn more about Anthony and Melissa Medina and Hopefires International here.


03
Aug 2020

Hope for the Nation – Part 4

[Recently, Anthony and Melissa Medina of Hopefires International interviewed me on their broadcast on the subject of hope for America. Today is a continuation of the series we began on 7/31/20.]

Melissa

Dutch, you have been sharing about the slumbering Church awakening and not coming under the influence of hopelessness. In what ways do you see the Church emerging in this time of great turmoil? 

Dutch

I think there is an element of the Church that will not wake up through this. They are born again brothers and sisters, but they’re not listening or hearing. They are satisfied with where things are. That has been the case in every move of God.

However, there is a remnant in this nation and around the world that has been listening and accepting and moving forward with what God is doing. There is an apostolic company. There is a prophetic company. There is an interceding company. Because we have had the apostolic restoration and we understand the governmental mantle of the apostolic calling, I believe we are about to move into the fullness of Matthew 16. 

This is where Christ said, “I am going to build an ekklesia (Church), and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” If Jesus had returned before now, that verse would be a lie, because the gates of hell have prevailed against the Church at times. Jesus, however, said He was building a Church that the gates of hell will not prevail against. He used the term “ekklesia” there, which means “a legislative body”. The hordes of hell will never defeat them or set them back. They will always advance. They will know when and how to bind and loose. They will decree the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom into the earth.

So, I feel He’s been restoring a revelation that we are not just a pastoral company taking care of one another. We are not just a soul-winning company. We are not just a teaching company. We are an apostolic company, which represents God’s government and His authority in the earth. We are also a prophetic company. We can hear His voice now and we can hear His strategy. We can decree for Him and become His voice in the earth. We are representing His fullness.

“Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” (Matthew 16:18-19; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for the apostolic and prophetic remnant of the Church that has been listening and accepting and moving forward with what God is doing. Declare that they will keep increasing and advancing!
  • Ask the Lord to make the sleeping Church uncomfortable in their complacency.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to increase the revelation of the fullness of Christ through the five-fold expressions of His nature to the whole Church, until we come into maturity across the whole earth. 
  • Say, “This is the generation of the Church, the Ekklesia of God, that will advance Christ’s Kingdom in the earth. All the powers of hell will not conquer it. We will use the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven that Jesus has given us. Whatever we forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever we permit on earth will be permitted in heaven. There will be no end to His Kingdom, and it will be solidly established in America.”

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we are thankful for the remnant that continues to listen for and obey Your Holy Spirit. You promised that You would grant us and teach us about the five-fold gifts of Christ, so the saints could be trained and matured in Him. You have taught us much and we are growing into a fullness in Christ. We see faith increasing. We see anointing increasing. We see boldness increasing in the Church, as well. We ask that You would shake the remainder of the Body of Christ out of her complacency. We need all hands on deck to work against the plans of the enemy. We need all of the five-fold gifts in operation. We need grace and strength, power and glory.

This is the generation of the Church, the Ekklesia of God, that will advance Christ’s Kingdom in the earth. All the powers of hell will not conquer it. We will use the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven that Jesus has given us. Whatever we forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever we permit on earth will be permitted in heaven. There will be no end to His Kingdom, and it will be solidly established in America. We proclaim this in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Ekklesia’s decrees will stop all the powers of hell, and Christ’s Kingdom will advance in America!


Learn more about Anthony and Melissa Medina and Hopefires International here.


02
Aug 2020

Hope for the Nation – Part 3

[Recently, Anthony and Melissa Medina of Hopefires International interviewed me on their broadcast on the subject of hope for America. We continue this series beginning on 7/31/20.]

Dutch

I see the Church today as being where we were in the 1960s when the Charismatic Movement and the Jesus Movement began. Minus the pandemic, similar things were happening. There was great unrest. There was a previous wave of the Civil Rights Movement. There was a disillusioned young generation doing exactly what they are doing now. They were rioting, burning buildings, and taking over campuses. It was a bad time. Yet, God used it to awaken. He used it to get people out of a state of slumber. He got their attention and the Church began to cry out to Him. I believe that’s where we are now.

I think the reset will continue for the rest of this year. I think the warfare will be great, especially through the elections. I think we are going to need to persevere through the season. We can’t get distracted by the pandemic or by anything else that satan is doing right now. He’s trying to bring discouragement so he can change God’s timing. We see this pattern in Daniel 7. If he can change the times and seasons by discouraging the Church, then he can stop what God wants to do. We’re not going to let that happen. 

We’re not going to let the media tell us that we are losing. We can’t be afraid that the turnaround is going to stop. It’s not going to stop! God is recalibrating our nation. He’s recalibrating the Church. There is a reset taking place. I believe by the end of this year we are going to see what God’s plan was through the whole thing, and we’re going to be moving into a full-fledged revival.

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is an eternal God, the creator of the whole earth. He does not get tired or weary; there is no limit to his wisdom.” (Isaiah 40:28; NET)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Call the Church to become fully awake! He who calls us never slumbers or sleeps, but watches over us to deliver! Partner with Him!
  • Focus this season on what God is doing more than what the enemy is doing. Satan is on the defensive and is trying to stop what God is doing. Intercede for God’s plans to be successful!
  • What area does God have you watching over? Is it government, education, media, or some other area? Bind the enemy’s attacks against God’s purposes for America in the area you are called to pray.
  • Read Isaiah 40:28 and pray, “God, You are ever watchful over us. Nothing is a surprise to You! Please give us Your wisdom in how to pray. Grant our God-fearing governing leaders your wisdom on how to lead us through this to victory!”
  • Spend a few minutes crying out to the Lord for another Jesus Movement and a Third Great Awakening!

A prayer you can pray:

Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, we call for you to fully wake up! Prepare yourself and take your place on the wall on intercession in the place the Lord has given you influence and anointing in prayer. Lord, we fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Open the eyes of our spirit to see what You are doing in the earth. Let us believe the prophets and prosper. You are working! That is why the enemy is so active. He sees that he is about to lose his grip on this nation. He is trying ever harder to hold his ground, but we believe Your plan is different. Those of us engaged in this spiritual battle won’t give him an inch of territory! [Intercede for the area you know you’re called to pray into—Family, Religion, Government, Business, Arts and Entertainment, Media, or Education.]

Isaiah 40:28 says, “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is an eternal God, the Creator of the whole earth. He does not get tired or weary; there is no limit to His wisdom.” God, You are ever watchful over us. Nothing is a surprise to You! Please give us Your wisdom in how to pray. Grant our God-fearing, governing leaders your wisdom on how to lead us through this to victory! We need another Jesus Movement, sweeping another generation into the Kingdom in great numbers! We need a new breed of apostles, prophets, teachers, and pastors to disciple all those the evangelists are leading to Christ. Hundreds of thousands, tens of millions! This surely is the beginning of a Third Great Awakening. Let the lost be saved, the sick healed, the oppressed go free, and let society shift and change to align with Your Kingdom principles, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We are moving into a full-fledged revival!

Learn more about Anthony and Melissa Medina and Hopefires International here.


01
Aug 2020

Hope for the Nation – Part 2

[Recently, Anthony and Melissa Medina of Hopefires International interviewed me on their broadcast on the subject of hope for America. We continue this series beginning on 7/31/20.]

Melissa

In this time of uncertainty, there are so many prophetic Words and dreams being released concerning the nation. We can say that there are messages being released that are at both ends of the spectrum and everywhere in between. We want to hear from you, an Apostle over America. You are someone who carries an intercessory burden for this nation like few others. So, Dutch, what has the Lord shown you about where we are on His prophetic timeline?

Dutch

We need to back up to the first of the year and even late last year. Chuck Pierce began to receive Words about this plague, although he didn’t have the name of it. I know he wasn’t the only one. God hasn’t been caught off guard by it and I don’t think He caused it. At the same time, just as God said through Joseph, “Just as the enemy had a plan, God has a plan.” 

It became clear to me as I listened to Chuck and prayed into this that God is going to use this time as a “reset”. Chuck appeared to be saying that this is not going to ultimately interrupt the plan of God. To the contrary, God will use it as a reset of the Church.

God has forced the Church through this to slow down and listen to Him. We can’t rely on our programs and our 10-year plans. We have literally been forced to sit still and ask the Lord, “What are You saying right now?”

The prophetic Church is having to be the prophetic Church, and the apostolic Church is having to be the apostolic Church. We are now having to do what we have been taught. 

We thought that breakthrough would begin by Passover. We felt by Pentecost we would literally be moving into this new season. I know we have moved into a new era. I also know we have been awakened to a sense of desperation. We should turn to God and say, “What’s going on here and what can we do about it?” God is now going to use the disillusionment and concern to keep drawing us to Him.

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” (Genesis 50:20; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Worship the Lord, who loves us and desires to save us and not to harm us. 
  • Remind yourself and say out loud, “The enemy has a plan, but God has a plan. God is not on the defensive! The enemy is trying to stop God’s plan, not the other way around.”
  • Declare Joseph’s decree, “Satan, you intended to harm us, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives!”
  • Check who you are  listening to prophetically. Are you looking for true Words that are confirmed by 2 or 3 reputable prophets or are you embracing “words” that align with your fears? Repent if your fear is increasing and let Him heal your fear and the effects of any disillusionment you are carrying.
  • Are you personally seeking the Lord at all or only the myriad of prophetic voices out there right now? Tuck in close to Him and ask Him what’s on His heart.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we worship You! You love Your Church so desperately. If we can only let that really sink in! You are always the Savior and Deliverer! The enemy has a plan, but he is attacking, because he sees that You have a plan. You are not on the defensive! The enemy is trying to stop Your plan, and not the other way around! Keep the Body of Christ from deception! Keep reminding us of the way things work. This realization causes hope for deliverance to rise in Your people. When satan attacks like this, we can be sure that You will use the situation to save many lives from the fires of hell. It is Revival and Awakening time!

Lord, forgive us when we have been watching many prophetic videos and reading  many prophetic Words to see what You are saying. We should be sitting still and asking You what You are doing. We should let You lead us to the Words You want us to be aware of. Forgive us for aligning our fearful hearts with words that have caused fear to root in us, instead of hope and faith. Cleanse those words from our hearts and minds, and increase the discernment in the Church. Let hope arise in us, and let the effects of disillusionment and fear fade away in the knowledge and security of Your love, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

What satan has meant for evil, God has turned around, and He is saving many lives!

Learn more about Anthony and Melissa Medina and Hopefires International here.


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