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26
Mar 2016

Asah!

Jesus’ last word was “tetelistai.” It is the same word as “asah” in the Hebrew. It means “to complete something.” It also means “to create.” And, it means “to make war” or “avenge.” When Jesus shouted it out it meant, “The debt is paid in full. I have avenged and made war. Come forth, new creation!” He said all of that, all that the cross meant to mankind, all wrapped up in one word – asah!

“He said, ‘It is finished!’ Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.” (John 19:30; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank Him that Jesus paid the debt for your sin in full.
  • Tell Him that you want to walk out the rest of your life as a new creation.
  • Shout “asah” over family members who don’t know Him. Shout “asah” over ungodly situations and laws in our nation. Shout “asah – come forth new creation,” to the fullness of God’s Kingdom being manifest in the earth!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you that Jesus paid the debt for my sin in full! I don’t have to do a thing, except accept His wonderful gift! I want to live for You every day that I have left and for all eternity! I shout “asah” over (name your unsaved loved ones)! I shout “asah” over (name situations in the nation that are not in alignment with His Word)! Kingdom of God, come! Asah and amen!

Today’s decree:

“Asah!”


25
Mar 2016

The Crucifixion

Six hours He hung there. Besides the nails in His hands and feet being excruciatingly painful, he was slowly suffocating. In this dying state, He interceded for His transgressors. He redeemed the lost thief. A darkness rolled in. He Who knew no sin was about to be made sin and about to be separated from the Father as a result. This was the hardest thing. It made Him cry out, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani.” The beloved Son is forsaken and the Father must pour out His wrath on Him – because of our sin.

“The Lord says, ‘It was my will that he should suffer; His death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness. And so he will see his descendants; he will live a long life, and through him my purpose will succeed.’” (Isaiah 53:10; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Through the most excruciating pain of Jesus’ last living day on earth, He was thinking of others. Worship Him for redeeming mankind.
  • The last thing Jesus experienced was to be separated from the Father, even as we are separated when we don’t know Him through Jesus. Cry out for every lost soul you know, that this year they will come to know their savior – Jesus!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, I worship You for sending Jesus to die on the cross for us. Jesus, I thank You that You hung there in pain and in shame. Thank you that You experienced eternal separation from the Father as you took the weight of all of the world’s sin on Yourself. What great love!! We must have an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit, Lord! People must know what You have done!

Today’s decree:

Jesus took all of our sin to the cross, so that we could live forever in relationship with the Father, starting now!


24
Mar 2016

Crucify Him!

Cries of “Crucify Him” rang out. Those standing there hated the light because it exposed the evil in them. Man’s fallen condition is evil by nature – enmity against the Most High God. God came into the world to love mankind and we respond with “Crucify Him!” The abortionist doesn’t want evidence that the fetus is human. The humanist wants no standards or absolutes. They cry out, “Crucify Him,” all over again. But, sitting in a robe of mockery and a crown of thorns, He sat in quiet dignity before them. This is a love we cannot understand.

“So they cried out again, ‘Crucify Him!’ The Pilate said to them, ‘Why, what evil has He done?’ But they cried out all the more, ‘Crucify Him!’” (Mark 15:13-14; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Get out your newspaper or open up an online news source. Note how many articles you see that talk about areas where man is saying yet again, “Crucify Him!”
  • Identificationally repent, “Father, forgive them for they don’t understand what they were doing! If they knew the great price Jesus paid, they would not want to crucify Him again!”
  • Do the above over 3 or 4 national or community issues you are reading about.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, look at the condition of our nation. Look at all of the things we are still doing where we are still crying out, “Crucify Him!” We want our way. We think we are so smart, an evolved culture, but we really just don’t want You. We don’t want to hear what You are saying. We don’t want to do what Your Word says is the right thing to do. Forgive us, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Forgive us, Lord, and help us to want Your involvement in our lives and in our nation.


23
Mar 2016

Shedding of Blood

The pressure was so great on Jesus as He wrestled with God in the garden that he sweated blood. Then, bits of bone or metal, sharp on long straps of leather were slung about His body, ripping off His flesh. He was left right at the point of death. Because of these 39 bloody stripes on His back, we can be healed. Next, a crown of thorns was pushed down on His head. The curse on Adam and Eve, therefore on all mankind, had demanded thorns to grow and frustrate man’s efforts. Every bit of the curse was being undone as His blood flowed.

“Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people – free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free!” (Ephesians 1:7-8; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord for healing Your mind. Pray for everyone you know who suffers from mental illness, worry, anxiety and fear. Jesus shed blood so that these things can be healed.
  • Thank the Lord for healing your body. Pray for everyone you know with a physical illness. Jesus was whipped until His blood flowed and by His stripes we have already been healed. Appropriate the healing.
  • Thank the Lord for the healing of your soul – your will and emotions. If your efforts are frustrated, realize that as His child you are no longer living under the curse. You are free to move forward as He leads. Go!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, thank you for the shedding of Your blood. You shed Your blood, so that I may be free and may pray that others be set free as well. Heal the fearful, the anxious and the mentally ill. Heal those with every manner of physical disease. Heal those who feel they cannot move forward in their lives, as if they are living under a curse. Heal our nation, Lord. I proclaim that we are healed through the blood of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus shed His blood so that we could be completely healed and completely set free to live for Him!


22
Mar 2016

Gethsemane

Judas knew where to find Jesus – in His place of prayer. Jesus’ struggle would last three hours long as He wrestled with the greatest stress any human being could endure – for us. He didn’t pray glib prayers. He knew what was coming, and while He wanted to be in the comfort of His friends, He knew this was something He had to face on His own. He was deeply grieved, anguished, even overwhelmed, but He didn’t stop working this through with the Father. Redemption had begun.

“He went forward a little, and fell face downward on the ground, and prayed, ‘My Father! If it is possible, let this cup be taken away from me. But, I want your will, not mine.’” (Matthew 26:39; TLB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read Matthew 26:36-42. Sit and think about what Jesus was going through. He wrestled with God for the grace to finish His task – our salvation, our lives, even the future of our nation! Such a great price. We can’t even comprehend it!
  • Worship the Lord, for He is worthy!
  • Tell Him that you want to do His Will and follow His Word. Ask Him for grace to do whatever He says, no matter how hard! He understands.

A prayer you can pray:

Jesus, I can’t even begin to understand the level of anguish You were dealing with as You wrestled in the Garden of Gethsemane for the grace to go to the cross. Your humanity was showing, showing me how great the cost of our salvation was to You, the cost of Your future plans – even the establishment of this nation. I worship You for You are worthy to be worshipped. Grant me the grace that I need to follow You wherever You are going. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus is worthy of all worship and praise and adoration and exaltation!


21
Mar 2016

The Victory Meal

The last supper was an expression of the new covenant and the cup of victory. In Genesis 14:18, Abram met King Melchizedek. As a gesture of victory and establishment of covenant, Melchizedek brought out the bread and the wine and the king and Abram partook together. Jesus deviated from the standard Passover meal and brought out the bread and the wine. In a display of His covenant with them, the King served the children of Abraham. Victory was coming!

“…Jesus took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup…and He said to them, ‘This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.’” (Mark 14: 22-24; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • If you have bread and grape juice or wine, go get some and prepare to take communion – just you and the Lord, or include your family or prayer group.
  • Take a few minutes and thank the Lord for your salvation – the victory of the cross manifested!
  • Thank the Lord that He has established the United States to be in covenant with Him. Reaffirm your personal covenant and our nation’s covenant with Him as you take communion. Victory is coming!
  • Using the scripture above in Mark, read it aloud and take communion.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you so much for sending Jesus to form a new covenant between You and Your people. Thank you for saving me! Thank you that you have also formed a covenant with the United States of America when You established our nation for Your divine purposes. As I take communion now, I ask You to remember these covenants, Lord, and may all of Your plans be victorious! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The victory of the cross is going to be manifested throughout our nation, which is in eternal covenant with God!


20
Mar 2016

The Passover Meal

Jesus was hours away from His death and resurrection, planned from the foundation of the world. He wanted to share His deepest thoughts with His disciples. He wanted to tell them about the new covenant, institute communion, share His heart with them and His plan of salvation. And, what were the disciples fussing over? Position. So, He washed their feet.

“And they began to argue among themselves as to who would have the highest rank in the coming kingdom.” (Luke 22:24; TLB) “So He rose from the table, took off his outer garment, and tied a towel around his waist…and began to wash the disciples’ feet.” (John 13:4 & 5b; GNT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • We are entering the holiest season for Christians, culminating in the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus!
  • Do we want to be those that commune with Christ and hear about His plans and His ways or will we be like the disciples that night and worry about how successful we can be? Tell Him about the relationship you want to have with Him.
  • Think about how He serves us every day that we live. Commit to live a life of service to Him and to others.
  • Get your Bible out and read Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22 and John 13.

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, I don’t want to miss any part of what You are saying and doing right now. I am convinced that we are living in exceptional days and there is much You want the Church to know. Please help me not to worry about my own fame, but to be one that makes You famous! Show me what You want me to do and empower me to serve You every day. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

I desire to know Him and make Him known!


19
Mar 2016

Joel 2:16 Year

I have been sensing that a huge surge of prayer is coming to America in 2016. A great work of preparation has been done, and this wave of prayer will now hit its stride. A conversation I had with my dear friend and son in the Lord, Will Ford, put a phrase to what I had been sensing. Based on a dream given to his wife, Will said, “The year 2016 is the year of Joel 2:16.” This verse highlights God’s present call to personal lifestyles and mass gatherings of fasting and prayer. The subsequent verses speak of the fruit of such devotion: deliverance, restoration, and a massive outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

“Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room and the bride out of her bridal chamber.” (Joel 2:16; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord that He is drawing His people to prayer this year with a fresh passion.
  • Ask the Lord to do Joel 2:16 right now: gather the people, the congregations, the elders, the children, the young, old, rich and poor of every color. Ask that He compel us to pray for our nation!
  • Tell the Lord that you want to pray, but you also want to see the fruit of your prayers: people delivered from oppression, changes in the nation, and His Holy Spirit poured out in power!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, something in my spirit is telling me that this is going to be a year filled with passionate prayer for our nation! I am looking forward to everything you will do! Draw the Church to prayer, Lord. Holy Spirit, call the church elders and congregants. Call the young and the old and children, especially. Call those of every stream of life, of every color. Call us to prayer and let our prayers impact our nation! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Let Joel 2:16 be reality now, Lord! Do it!

To see the full Blog post go here.

 

 


18
Mar 2016

Choose Life!

The Lord didn’t ask us to choose between prosperity and poverty. He asked us to choose life or death. Ever since Adam and Eve were walking with the Lord in the Garden of Eden, God asked man to choose life. He knows this is hard for us. He knew Adam and Eve’s choice would open the door for sin in the world, which would make that choice even harder for us. However, He remedied the situation and made it easy. Now, if we simply choose Jesus, we choose LIFE and He gives it wholeheartedly and eternally, filled with blessing and abundance!

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Political parties are asking us to make a choice between economic philosophies, but God says the issue of life is the most important. Stop and think about that for a minute.
  • Pray for our nation that we will be able to trust God enough to choose life when we go to the polls, then believe He will bless our nation.
  • Thank Him for sending Jesus to save us and to give us the opportunity to choose Him, the source of Life and that abundantly!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, all I hear about on the news is what candidates say they can do for the economy, and there are so many possible solutions! You said, however, that life is the issue that is the most important. You show us that if we choose life, You will pour out prosperity and blessings on us as a nation, even as You did for Israel. Well, I choose life, Lord! And, I pray that You would touch the hearts of Believers that they will vote for life, as well! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I choose life for my household and my nation!

 

 


17
Mar 2016

He is Not Done!

I heard the Lord say, “I am not finished healing blind eyes! I am not finished opening deaf ears! I am not finished restoring crippled limbs! I am not done reaping the harvest of the end of the age! I am not finished saving the lost, setting the oppressed free or delivering captives! I am not done!” (Dr. Tim Sheets)1

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Read the prophetic Word above back to the Lord as a statement of faith, for example, “You are not finished…”
  • Read Luke 4:18-19 and proclaim it over yourself, because His anointing is now your anointing, if you are now born again and filled with His Holy Spirit!
  • Raise your hands in the air and thank Him that you get to participate with Him in getting these things done—we’re not done yet!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, thank you that I get to do these amazing things together with You! I am so glad that we are not done healing the sick, saving the lost and setting free the oppressed! I feel such a joy in knowing that there are still so many wonderful things to be done—things that draw people to You! In Jesus’ mighty Name, Amen!

Today’s decree:

Jesus is still saving the lost, healing the sick and setting captives free today—through His Church!

1 Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle, Pastor, and Author based in southwestern Ohio. TimSheets.org.

 

 


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