Sep 2016

The Prayer God Can’t Resist

God calls David a man after His own heart. Yet, we see David live a life that’s far from perfect. Doesn’t it make you wonder why God makes this proclamation about him? Do you ever wonder if God can really use you with all of your sin and imperfection? Pray David’s prayer in Psalms 86:11 and know it is a prayer God will answer.

“Unite my heart to fear Your name.” (Psalms 86:11c; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Remember David and bring to the Lord your sin, insecurities and fears.
  • Ask the Lord to help you, to unite your divided heart and put you in fresh awe of Him!
  • Know that He answers this prayer, as He wants you fully His! He has a plan and wants you to be a part of it!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, forgive me my sin, insecurity and fear. I need your help, Jesus. I desire to do your will and my heart is not always fully yours. Heal the division in my heart, so I may know You more, hear You more clearly and put You first. I want to be in awe of You again! Unfold the plan You have for me and for this nation and let me participate in what you are doing! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that God will focus my heart 100% on Him and on His will!

Sep 2016

You have Permission

“If you love Jesus, you have permission to pray for the sick.” (Bill Johnson) You have all of the permission you need from God to work the works that Jesus did. You received that permission the day you said yes to Him for the very first time. When you made Jesus the Lord of your life, you entered His Kingdom and you received everything He has to offer. Let’s get to it!

“We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work.” (John 9:4; NLT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Thank the Lord that you have permission to work the works that Jesus did.
  • Read John chapter 9 and Acts chapters 3 and 4. Miracles open doors to share the gospel.
  • Ask the Lord to give you clear moments and great boldness to pray for the sick—outside the walls of the church, as you go about your regular day.
  • Be ready to tell people about this Jesus that healed them. Watch His name spread from one person to another across this land!

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you for the reminder that I don’t need any more permission to pray for the sick than what You have already given me in Your Word. Healing the sick makes hearts open to hear more about Jesus. Give me a divine setup today to pray for someone who is sick. The results are Yours, but I am believing You want to heal the sick and that You want to use me as a conduit of Your love to others so that they will worship You, too! Let Jesus’ name be raised up everywhere across this nation! Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus loves me and has already given me permission to heal the sick!

Sep 2016

Consecrated Ones

Periodically, the Lord will pour out an anointing of consecration on a generation. It is a wave of Holy Spirit led holiness. A hunger for the Word and a thirst for righteousness grabs hold of the people, especially the young. In this wave of passion for the Lord, apathy flees. A cry for the hearts of the fathers to turn to the children rises. The effects of sin on the generation suddenly break and the beauty of freedom from sin washes over them, instead. These are those God launches into the harvest fields of the nation and the earth.

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask the Lord to create a passion and hunger for the Word of God in this generation.
  • Pray that this hunger for the Word will cause a wave of consecration, righteousness and holiness to take the place of religiosity in the American Church.
  • Intercede for this generation to have the effects of fatherlessness, condemnation from sin and shame broken off of them in a moment!
  • Decree that these Nazarites will be launched into the harvest here and abroad!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we ask that biblical illiteracy would be broken off of the young generation. We’re asking that Your Word would take first place in their lives. We’ve seen glimpses in years past and we ask for another wave of consecration to come. Burning fiery ones, God! Nazarite consecration on a generation. Let Your Word be esteemed again in this generation. We break apathy and fatherlessness, condemnation and shame off of them and we release them to be who You made them to be. Let them take the gospel to the nation and the farthest reaches of the earth. In Jesus’ Name, amen. (Matt Lockett)1

Today’s decree:

This shall be a consecrated generation passionate about and filled with the Word of the Lord and reaping an unprecedented harvest of souls in the United States and the nations of the earth!

1 Learn more about Matt Lockett here.

Sep 2016

Call For the Cafeteria Preachers

In March of 2016, a teenager by the name of Skyler Miller felt led of the Lord to preach to fellow students right on campus at Logan High School in West Virginia. This young preacher knew the touch of God—he had been healed twice of leukemia. His boldness sparked a revival that has spread across West Virginia. Skyler is careful not to attribute the whole thing to his preaching, as the Lord clearly poured out in other places, as well, but as far as anyone can tell this bold young man was the Firestarter in his state. So much so that the secular media has reported on it. Who will be next?!

“As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.'” (Romans 10:11; NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Boldly ask the Lord to raise up young men and women filled with the Holy Spirit who will unashamedly preach the gospel in their schools.
  • Go on, name the high schools and junior highs in your city right now and call for revival there.
  • Open the way for them in prayer. Pray for God to prepare hearts. Pray for receptive teachers and administrators. Pray for the hardest hearts and most challenging students to be radically saved and delivered, so there is no doubt that this is an awakening move of God!

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we ask for an awakening in the high schools of America. We call forth the cafeteria preachers in the United States. Bring forth the lunchroom preachers to reverse the curse in the land. And if the administration pulls one down, God, we ask that two would take their place. Awakening in the high schools! Awakening in the junior highs! Raise up historic revivals in the schools, God! I call for revival in my local schools (name them by name.) (Matt Lockett)1

Today’s decree:

We make a decree that nothing will not be able to stop the awakening wildfire that is about to be unleashed through the students preaching the gospel of Christ in their schools!

1 Learn more about Matt Lockett here.

Sep 2016

The 15th Anniversary of 9/11

There are shift points in history. These are moments in time where life was one way before certain events occurred and different forever after they happened. September 11, 2001 was a shift point in American history. It was also a shift point in global terrorism. What our nation never thought could happen, indeed had not transpired for over 200 years, was a reality—an act of war on American soil. And now we experience personal and national grief each year as we remember more than 3000 souls were lost. More than 10% of them were emergency responders.

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4; KJV) “The Lord defends those who suffer; he defends them in times of trouble.” (Psalm 9:9; NCV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • 9/11 was a shift point in American history. Mourn with those who mourn today—the families and friends of the more than 3000 people who died and the many thousands who have died from related illness since.
  • Jesus’ death on the cross was a shift point in human history. Thank the Lord that He knows the sting of death and He has enough compassion to comfort every individual and the nation as a whole. Ask Him to heal each heart.
  • Pray for emergency responders across the nation and around the world who continue to deal with threats of terrorism. Pray they uncover every plot and plan to cause harm. Pray for their safety.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, today is a day of national mourning for the United States of America. We mourn with those who mourn the loss of loved ones on 9/11 and those lost since, whose bodies or minds were affected by the aftermath, many of whom were emergency responders and the military. May we not mourn forever, Lord. Comfort our people. Heal the hearts of the hurting. Heal bodies and minds. We know You understand. We thank You for Your protection over us that this will never be repeated again. Lead police and other investigators to uncover every plot against our nation. Lord, we put our trust completely in You. Thank you, Jesus. Amen.

Today’s decree:

We humbly put our trust completely in the Lord to save us.

Sep 2016

We Don’t Care What It Looks Like

When God has moved in awakening and revival historically, it was pretty messy. It was pretty noisy. It sure didn’t look like what religious minds had in mind. It was the same when Jesus showed up on the earth and started walking around performing miracles and showing us God. He didn’t fit in the Temple box back then and He doesn’t fit in the Church box now. We need to let Him be GOD if we really, really want Him!

“They questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth.” (In other words, teach the way of God the way we understand it to be.) (Luke 20:21; NASB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Ask God if you have a “box” you like Him to fit in. Repent.
  • Invite Him to show up in and through your life and this nation any way He wants to show up!
  • Read Luke 4:18-30. Ponder it a while and pray into it. Pray verses 18-19 over your life when you are ready.

A prayer you can pray:

“God, we take off our ‘boxes’. We say, ‘You can do whatever You want! Just come, Almighty God. Wake us up! We don’t want You boxed in! Come and have your way in this nation. Awaken this lost, deceived, hurting generation. Whatever it looks like, whatever it sounds like, come Holy Spirit, awaken a nation! Come, Almighty God! Awaken!’” (Hannah Sheets)

Today’s decree:

The Lord will come any way He wants to awaken this nation…and we welcome Him any way He shows up!

Sep 2016

A Heart of Thanksgiving

It’s time we put away our religious vocabulary and religious thoughts of how to approach the throne of grace and just get there! Aren’t you tired and weary of trying to please God, yet? You please Him! He is working behind the scenes on your behalf! Nothing you can do can make Him love you more than He already massively does! So, now our place is to be thankful! Thankful for everything – all we have, our circumstances, our relationships, our opportunities. Thank Him and enjoy Him!

“Be thankful. Let Christ’s Word with all its wisdom and richness live in you. Use psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to teach and instruct yourselves about God’s kindness. Sing to God in your hearts. Everything you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:15c-17; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Repent for letting religion get in the way of a deep relationship between you and Him. Thank Him for His amazing love for you!
  • Ask Him for a revelation of His goodness to you – His Glory manifest toward you. Worship Him when you get it.
  • Pray Colossians 3:15c-17. Pray it again and make it personal saying, “I will be thankful! I will let…”
  • Now start thanking Him for everything you can think to thank Him for and may your life be forever changed.

A prayer you can pray:

“Father, we pray over the heart of the Church. We ask you to forgive us for everything in our lives that has kept You from coming in the way You want to come. Help us as Your Church to draw near to You with our hearts and not just our minds. We need a revelation of Your Glory, which is the goodness of God. How good You are! May we have words of thanksgiving flowing out of our mouths day and night! Thank you, Jesus! Amen.” (Cheryl Sacks)1

Today’s decree:

Thanksgiving to Him for all things will flow out of my mouth on a constant daily basis!

1 Learn more about Cheryl Sacks here.

Sep 2016

Well-Re-diggers Become Well-Carriers

Our nation’s religious history is full of men and women of God that carried wells of revival and evangelism. From Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley to A. A. Allen, Kathryn Kuhlman and Billy Graham, we have noted well-carriers. Well-carriers are those with deep revival and evangelism wells in them who are not afraid to go splashing around wherever God takes them. Miracle signs and salvations and healings follow them. Notice that most well-carriers comfortably ministered outside of the established church. Tell the Lord you are willing to go wherever He sends you. Let’s re-dig those revival wells in America and become well-carriers!

“He dug out the wells that had been dug during his father Abraham’s lifetime. The Philistines had filled them in after Abraham’s death. He gave them the same names that his father had given them.” (Genesis 26:18; GWT)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Tell the Lord that you want to be one who re-digs the revival wells of our nation’s past.
  • Learn who those revivalists were and remind the Lord as you pray: Billy Graham had a well of mass evangelism, A. A. Allen had a well of healing, and William Brannan had a well of miracles flowing. Here is a good list to get you started.
  • Say to the wells, “Come alive!”
  • If there is a capped well in you, cry out to the Lord to uncap it! Be specific in your request of the Lord and get ready to walk in it – outside the walls of church buildings!

A prayer you can pray:

“Lord, we re-dig the wells of healing. We decree that the wells of healing begin to rise forth and we say to the wells that A. A. Allen dug, begin to come forth! We tap into the wells of William Brannan and Billy Graham. Begin to awaken in Jesus’ name! We say to those wells, “Come Alive!” Signs and wonders and miracles! Mass evangelism! We tap into those wells right now. We tap into the wells of miracles and of the prophetic. We pull that movement from the 50’s into today.” (Ken Malone)1

Today’s decree:

We will plow in prayer until we have re-dug the wells of revival from our nation’s past!

1 Learn more about Ken Malone here.

Sep 2016

People are the Miraculous Signs

We are to be signs and wonders and miracles. We are to ask for the release of signs, wonders and miracles. Let’s ask for blind eyes opened, both spiritually and physically. Let’s ask for deaf ears to opened, both spiritually and physically. Let’s ask for demons to be cast out, literally. People will become the sign of the turnaround. There will be ex-homosexuals, ex-felons, ex-gang-bangers, ex-adulterers, ex-hypocrites and ex-religious ones. People are being raised up by God to be the signs of the miraculous being revealed! (Will Ford, III)1

“Watch out! I and the children whom the LORD has given me are a sign and a wonder in Israel from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, who resides on Mount Zion.” (Isaiah 8:18; ISV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • How do we miss passages of scripture such as Isaiah 8:18? Thank the Lord that you are a sign and a wonder! Ask Him to show you how this is and take a few minutes to listen carefully.
  • Do what Will Ford said and ask for blind eyes to be opened, both spiritually and physically, and for deaf ears to be opened, both spiritually and physically, that people might see Jesus as their Savior and Lord and King.
  • Think about everyone you know who is caught up in a lifestyle of sin, entrapped by the enemy. Now, call them miracles – ex-somethings. Rename them their new miracle names!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear, Lord, Father God, what a revelation awaits me today! I am made to be a miracle! Show me the fullness of how that is. My children are destined to be signs and wonders, showing forth the reality of a living God! Lord, open blind eyes! Open deaf ears! Cause us to see and hear You, Holy Spirit, so that You can lead us and use us to deliver others! I call for those I know to be signs and wonders, too! (Name them by name and give them a new miracle name!) In Jesus’ wonderful and mighty transforming Name! Amen.

Today’s decree:

I am called to be a miraculous sign and a wonder of the power of God!

1 Learn more about Will Ford, III, here.

Sep 2016

Even as Esther

Esther, the bride of the king, was instrumental in bringing an override to an evil decree that would destroy the people of God. Her decree was an override that led to a landslide victory of what God wanted to accomplish to put His people in power. God is waking His Church up so that, as we decree and shift things in the spirit realm today, there is a natural action that will be taken. The Church will rise up and will go to the voting booth and into the city council meetings and will stand in the gap and will say, “The righteous will rule this nation by the stewarding of their vote and by finding their voice at the exact right time.”

“The king extended his gold scepter to Esther. She got to her feet and stood before the king. She said, ‘If it please the king and he regards me with favor and thinks this is right, and if he has any affection for me at all, let an order be written that cancels the bulletins authorizing the plan of Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite to annihilate the Jews in all the king’s provinces. How can I stand to see this catastrophe wipe out my people? How can I bear to stand by and watch the massacre of my own relatives?’ King Xerxes said to Queen Esther and Mordecai the Jew: ‘I’ve given Haman’s estate to Esther and he’s been hanged on the gallows because he attacked the Jews. So go ahead now and write whatever you decide on behalf of the Jews; then seal it with the signet ring.’” (Esther 8:4-8; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Did you know that the Church has authority to overthrow evil decrees? I wonder if some of what we are dealing with as cities, states and a nation is because we don’t know to do this? Acknowledge to God that if Esther could overthrow an evil decree on behalf of her people, you can too!
  • Ask Holy Spirit to tell you what evil law you can overthrow with your biblical decree. Decree it now!
  • Worship the Lord for hearing your decree and know that He will do it at the exact right time!
  • If you are not registered to vote – do it now! Find out how to register in your state here.
  • Ask your pastor if you can do everything possible to get the congregation 100% registered and voting. Learn how here. Ask those who are registered to pledge to vote here for those aligned with biblical principles.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, Esther was a very brave woman. She faced death before an earthly king in order to ask for a reversal of an evil decree in order to save her people. Save me and save my people, Lord! The enemy has altered things governmentally in this nation in order to keep You and your people silent and impotent in education, in government in media and many other spheres of society. It is time for a reversal of these evil laws, so I make decrees to reserve them, Lord! (Make some!) Also, I will vote and will get as many others registered and pledged to vote, as I can. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

My decrees based on the promises of God to the Church will be answered by God, so I will decree decrees! I will also vote and get others to vote, as well!

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