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27
Apr 2018

Declaring the Name of Jesus

Jesus’ name should be more than a formula at the end of a prayer. It should be a realization that when we say, “In Jesus’ name!” we are speaking with the full authority of the King, who gave us His authority. It’s not a phrase. It’s not magic words. It’s a statement that we’re moving in His dominion and His authority. We’re doing this in the name of the King!

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:14; NIV)

“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.” (Job 22:28; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Have you been asking with wavering faith, hoping that using the name of Jesus will get your request granted? It’s okay. You can repent.
  • Intercede for the Body of Christ to fully know the authority we have to use the name of Jesus when we pray.
  • Know that He is ready to answer your faith-filled requests at the sound of His name—Jesus!
  • Make a series of faith-statements or requests of Him right now using the beautiful name of Jesus.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, forgive me for hoping You are hearing my prayers when I pray in the name of Jesus. Those are not magic words. Your name is that name above every name that You say I can rely on when I ask for anything. I can be assured that You are hearing me and You will act in accordance with Your Word and plan. Forgive any doubt and unbelief I have been walking in. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, what a beautiful name! Mantle me with faith as I make declarations and decrees as You lead me to now. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that using the name of Jesus will assure our Kingdom victories!


26
Apr 2018

Becoming “The Church”

You are going to hear the word “Ekklesia” a lot over the next few years. It will be one of the predominant words, if not subjects, because the Church is finally going to become “the Church.” At least, a remnant of the Church will become the Church. Most of the Church right now is not the Church. We’ve defined “the Church” as the building on the corner or the 501(c)(3) we’ve organized, or the service we’re doing, or the organization we lead, or where we go on Sunday mornings. Jesus said that when he re-established Family, we would be His “Ekklesia”. Most of us now know this is a governing body. He was not talking about a congregation. He was talking about a governmental expression of His Kingdom of God on earth. He was saying He would have a governing people on earth that the government of hell would not prevail against.

“‘And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades (death) will not overpower it [by preventing the resurrection of the Christ]. I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth will have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth will have [already] been loosed in heaven.’” (Matthew 16:18-19; AMP)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you do not yet have a revelation of yourself as a part of the Ekklesia (governing body) of God in the earth, ask God for that now.
  • His Will is His Word. Begin a Bible study program today. You can find many versions of the Bible here. You can find many options to study it here, as well.
  • Use the Word as the sword of the Spirit it is meant to be. Declare it and decree it over situations that are out of alignment with God’s Will in the earth.
  • Find a scripture to pray over your lost son or daughter or neighbor or friend. Decree it daily, believing that a miracle salvation moment is coming. Be ready to be the answer to your intercession.
  • Find a Bible verse to decree over the nation. Decree it daily and watch how God aligns you with like-hearted Believers to see His Kingdom come in that area.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, show me how I am a part of the Ekklesia, the governing Body of Christ in the earth. We are to use Your Kingdom keys to bind the enemy’s works of darkness in the earth, as well as to loose the captives from the enemy’s clutches. We will also loose Your Kingdom strategies in the earth. Make me hungry for Your Word! Lead me to new ways to study Your Word. Show me new things in versions I don’t normally read it in. Show me how to drill down in the Greek and Hebrew to capture the meaning as You had it written. Give me verses to decree over my loved ones and over the nation. In Jesus name, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the Church will now operate as “the Church”!


25
Apr 2018

Spiritual Reproduction

The mandate God gave mankind to multiply and take dominion of the earth was disrupted at the Fall. But, Jesus came to restore, reform, and re-birth that mandate. He said it in Matthew 16, “I’m going to build My Church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” “Build” is the word “oikos”, which doesn’t mean “build a building.” It means “build a family.” So, now, Jesus is saying He is giving us the ability in Him to go get more family members by getting them born again. He gave us the ability to go find them, share Jesus with them, lay hands on them, breathe on them, disciple them, and deliver them. So when the lost are born again, in His image again, in His likeness again, filled with His nature, they will have the ability to reproduce again!

“‘And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.’” (Matthew 16:18; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Declare, “I am a born again Believer in Jesus Christ. I am a Kingdom reproducer! I can introduce the lost to Jesus, facilitate their filling with the Holy Spirit, deliver them from the enemy’s oppression, disciple them, and teach them how to reproduce, as well.”
  • Declare, “Satan cannot stop the reproduction of God’s family according to Matthew 16:18.”
  • Ask God to help you overcome any hesitation to share Christ with others.
  • Ask God to remove all fear, doubt and unbelief, insecurity and shame in you that would hinder you from walking in Kingdom reproduction.
  • Go and share Jesus with someone today; heal the sick, cast out a demon, or disciple someone in the Word.

A prayer you can pray:

I declare that I am a born again Believer in Jesus Christ. I am a Kingdom reproducer! I can introduce the lost to Jesus, facilitate their filling with the Holy Spirit, deliver them from the enemy’s oppression, disciple them, and teach them how to reproduce as well. Satan cannot stop the reproduction of God’s family according to Matthew 16:18. Holy Spirit, heal and deliver me from all fear, doubt and unbelief, insecurity and shame that keeps me from walking in Kingdom reproduction. Jesus, let’s go find someone that I can talk to about You today. Let’s get someone saved, healed and delivered. Let me start them on a road to discipleship by reading the Word together. I am excited to see America changed as the Believers are activated to get Your family back. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church is being reactivated to get God’s family back and the gates of hell cannot overcome us!


25
Apr 2018

The Dominion Mandate

God called mankind to function in a role of Kingdom rule on the planet. (See Genesis 1:26-28.) Most people haven’t believed we could ever get back to that. However, we are moving back to that. We are able to step more fully into the stewarding role on the earth now—so  much so that we are going to heal nations. We are going to transform nations. We are going to eliminate poverty in regions of the earth that respond to our message, for example. We aren’t going to rule by force. We are going to rule by the Spirit, which is going to change hearts, which will change minds. Then, Kingdom principles will be implemented, which will cause things to change in nations and regions of the earth.

“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’” (Genesis 1:26,28; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Imagine what the cities of Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles could look like if Believers there would rise up and take dominion over the spiritual forces holding them in darkness.
  • What would your own city look like?
  • What would your state look like?
  • What would it take for this nation to be transformed? We need Spirit-filled Believers, harvest, discipleship, intercessors, and godly governing leaders. Call them forth and determine to be one of them.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, teach me to be a Kingdom-transformer. As I think about the huge challenges that some of our nation’s largest cities face, show me how it is possible in You to effect change there. Show me how we take dominion over systemic poverty, violence, corruption, etc. Link me with like-minded Believers in my city or state or even across the nation, so that we can see Your Kingdom come here. I declare that the Word will not return void from Your lips, Father. Kingdom of God, come in my realm of authority! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Kingdom-advancers will implement the answers to our nation’s societal issues!


23
Apr 2018

The Family Mandate

What is our assignment? Genesis 1:26, 27 and 28. A lot of people think we can’t fulfill that. Well, until now, we didn’t have the revelation to fulfill it. In Genesis 1:26-28, He said, “I want you to multiply and fill the earth.” He gave us the family mandate. He said, “You’re going to give me more kids. I have put My life and breath in you and you will reproduce beings just like you and Me.” Before the Fall, man was a Spirit-filled being. We would reproduce Spirit-filled beings with His nature operating in them. So, He said, “Give Me more family! Make me more people that look like Me, that think like Me, that are in My likeness and image. Reproduce Me on the planet.”

Then God said, ‘And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us.’ So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.’” (Genesis 1:26a, 27; 28a; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Have you ever stopped to think about what the world would look like if man had not succumbed to the deception of the serpent? Stop and think about that.
  • Can you imagine what a world of Spirit-filled Believers would look like?
  • What would the family look like?
  • What would a family’s relationship to God look like?
  • Intercede for “family” in the earth. Pray for Christian families to be strengthened with grace, wisdom, and unconditional love. Pray that the Church would have a revelation of what God intended family to be.
  • Ask God to give you a revelation that you are able to reproduce in your own home and to help other families.
  • Make it a goal to bring whole families to Christ, and to disciple them all together.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I want to meditate on a section of Your Word that I don’t think about much, if ever. What would the world look like if Satan had not deceived Adam and Eve? What would the world look like if sin never entered the world? What would a world of full of Spirit-filled Believers set in loving families look like? How would that family relate to You? Grant the Church a revelation of what You wanted family to be. Show us how to repent and get on track in our Believing homes, so we can begin to reflect Your vision for families. As we bring the lost into the Kingdom, help us see whole families saved and show us how to disciple whole families at a time, Jesus. By this alone can our nation be transformed and strengthened. Amen.

Today’s decree:

The Church will gain God’s vision of “family”, which will change the culture around us!


22
Apr 2018

Five-fold Teaching Anointing

People sat for days on hillsides in the hot sun without food listening to Jesus. Nobody wanted to leave including the children. If you can teach families, including kids, for three days with nothing to eat, and you have to work a miracle to get them something to eat, you’re a pretty good teacher! These are the days we will do the works He did and greater works, because He can manifest Himself through us.

“’Look! The days are coming,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘when I will send a famine throughout the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water— but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.’” (Amos 8:11; ISV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • I propose to you that we are in a season of much teaching, but that we are starving for the anointed teaching of the true Word of the Lord. Call for the five-old anointed teachers to be revealed.
  • Intercede for these God-anointed teachers. Pray for the revelation of God’s Word that they will receive. Pray for their teaching style to change to demonstration coupled with the teaching.
  • Pray that the ears of the people could no longer desire to be tickled, but that we find ourselves starving for the truth of God’s Word. Pray we will know it when we hear it and that we’ll be moved to repentance and action.
  • Pray for the manifestation of the miraculous upon the presentation of these teachings. Pray for harvest and miracles!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, Americans are hungry and have not known it is for the true teaching of the Word of God. Send us Your five-fold teachers. Let them present themselves! Let the presentation of Your Word in their mouths bring us to repentance, change us, and motivate us to get out there and advance Your Kingdom. May the lost be saved, healed, and delivered on the words of these anointed ones. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree the five-fold Teachers will ignite the Word in the Church!


21
Apr 2018

Happening in California…

It is often said that as California goes, so goes the nation. This is because of the sheer numbers of people living there, coupled with the state being an economic leader. The state has also largely formed our current national culture due to Hollywood, and the cutting-edge media and technology based there. On the table in the California legislature today is a bill, AB 2943, that is raising eyebrows among liberals and conservatives alike. It is already illegal in CA for mental health providers to assist children and youth under 18 years old with sexual orientation change efforts. (Oregon, New Jersey, and Vermont followed suit.) Now, the lawmakers want to go further and make it a crime for anyone to advertise or engage in assisting anyone with sexual orientation change issues, if a fee is charged. This could mean that Believers could not minister to those in gender confusion, especially if those Beleivers are professionals, such as ordained ministers, licensed Christian therapists, authors, etc. Even members of other religious groups should be concerned about this. It was already passed in the California House.1

“So God created humans in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female.” (Genesis 1:27; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Intercede for the legislators in the state of California that they would reject this bill, as it could potentially hold people in bondage with no hope of deliverance. You may need to fast today, as you pray.
  • Ask God to reveal the full truth and agenda behind this legislation. Command it to get in the light.
  • Intercede for those individuals that are gender-confused. It is currently culturally acceptable for people to “explore their sexuality” and decide what gender they want to be. Pray that these confused ones would have a revelation of God’s deep love for them and the gender He created them to be. Pray this truth would permeate their minds and hearts.
  • Pray for our youth, even those raised in Christian homes, who do not understand why it is important to agree with God over our God-given gender.
  • If you live in the state of California, click HERE for a resource that gives you more information and tells you how to contact your state senator.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, stop California’s AB 2943 from becoming law in that state. We humble ourselves and fast and pray today for gender-confused people to be able to get the help they need to be mentally well and whole. We know the answers are in Your Word. But the Church may not be able to provide counsel and resources to help with this issue, Lord, if this bill passes. We command the agenda behind this bill to be exposed to your light. May it unravel, Lord. We pray for this generation of youth who are exposed daily to media that tells them they can choose what gender they want to be. This is Satan’s lie to keep them from fulfilling their destinies in Christ. Jesus, save them. Heal them. Deliver them. Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that California’s legislature will not be able to stop the Church from setting gender-confused individuals free to be all God created them to be.

1 Read CA AB 2943 in its entirety here.


20
Apr 2018

Passionate Prayer!

Throughout my lifetime of prayer, the Lord has asked me to pray some pretty outrageous prayers and make some extremely bold prophetic decrees. I have always possessed a hungry heart for more of God. That passionate longing has produced obedience (sometimes radical), which has led me into some amazing adventures with Him, helping to fuel my growing revelation of His heart and His ways.

“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.” (Acts 4:31; ESV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Look what happened when the early church prayed together! Listen to what some are experiencing today! Tell the Lord you want in on this kind of miracle working boldness!
  • Passionate longing comes from time spent talking to God. More than rote prayers or casually uttered ones, ask God to give you passionate prayers!
  • Read the first 4 chapters of the book of Acts today. Can you see that we need awakening in our nation? Ask God to give us a fresh outpouring of His Holy Spirit as in the book of Acts!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I love reading the exciting stories in the Bible. I want to know these things are things we can see in our day and time. Teach me to pray passionate prayers that shake my neighborhood and change my city and shift the government of my nation. I believe you can do today what you did in the book of Acts! Thank you, Lord! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Passionate prayer can change this nation!


19
Apr 2018

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Re-Birthday

“Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a fiery address at a torch-lighting ceremony marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day, declared that the Jewish state is becoming a ‘world power’ and said its light will overcome its enemies’ ‘darkness.’ ‘We’re turning Israel into a rising world power,’ Netanyahu said at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem before lighting a torch on behalf of all the governments of Israel since the founding of the state. Calling Israel’s current relationship with the United States a ‘historic one,’ Netanyahu said, ‘Thank you, President Trump! Thank you, America!’ ‘In the year 70 AD the menorah went out, but today in Israel’s 70th anniversary, the menorah is our country’s symbol and its light is stronger than ever.’”1

“’I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them…I will plant them in their land, and no longer shall they be pulled up from the land I have given them,’ says the LORD your God.” (Amos 9:14a,15; ASV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for Prime Minister Netanyahu and for President Trump.
  • Pray for these men. They are two strong leaders representing two strong nations, which God has brought together for such a time as this.
  • Thank the Lord for the friendship between the U.S. and Israel. Pray that nothing can separate the unity these two nations share. It blesses the Lord.
  • Ask God to continue to build Israel up and protect it from harm.
  • Worship the Lord for the miracle we see when we look at this nation, which is so loved by Him.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, we thank you for the strong relationship and leadership portrayed by Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump. We are thankful that President Trump has chosen to openly support Israel. We ask that nothing can separate the U.S. and Israel’s friendship. We believe we are blessed as a nation, because we stand alongside of the nation that You love. Give the Israelis the strategies they need to grow prosperous. Provide the technology they need to protect themselves from so many enemies all around them. Place Your hand of protection over them. They are a sign and a wonder in the earth that clearly points to You! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the United States and Israel will be friends forever!

1 Excerpted from: Bachner, Michael. “On 70th Anniversary, Netanyahu says Israel’s light will beat enemies’ ‘darkness’.” Thetimesofisrael.com, 4/18/18.


18
Apr 2018

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Happy 70th birthday, Israel! Tonight at sundown through tomorrow at sundown, Israel is marking 70 years as a nation. Today, Israel is a dear friend to the United States of America. Believers worldwide will be celebrating this 70th year. We honor Israel as a nation specially loved by God, and “70” is significant scripturally. In Hebrew, the number 70 represents “perfection” and ten represents “completeness and God’s law.”1 There are many mentions of “70” in the Bible. God’s blessings were recorded to be given after 70 years to the nation and to members of it. We believe Israel to be a forerunner –  a type and shadow of God’s love and plans. All of this says to us that this is a significant Kingdom year!

“May those who bless you be blessed and those who curse you be cursed!” (Balaam blessing Israel at the command of the Lord; Numbers 24:9b; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Rejoice with Israel as this special nation turns 70 years old!
  • Bless the nation of Israel in your own words. Bless them with prosperity, abundance, and peace. Pray that the people will be blessed with a revelation of Jesus as their Messiah.
  • Ask the Lord to continue America’s covenant relationship with Israel. Pray that we are never divided in our loyalty to them.
  • Call for the special Kingdom blessings that the end of 70 years bring – that the captives would be set free, that the blessings would pour out, and that the purposes of God would be made manifest in the earth and in our two nations.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we rejoice over Israel, another nation founded by Your sovereign will and plan. Happy birthday, Israel! May you be blessed with an abundance of blessings. May your people live in peace. May your scientists continue to bring breakthrough technologies into the earth whereby all men are blessed. May your fields continue to bloom in the desert and may your economy be strong. May your people receive the greatest blessing of all – to see Jesus as Your Messiah! May our nations ever be knit together in loyalty to one another, even as Jonathan and David were. Bless America, as we bless Israel, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

America will blessed as we bless Israel!

1 BibleStudy.org


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