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Prayers for America (10/19/2017)

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If only we would have…

These are the sorriest words in the English language after a calamity strikes. Why? Because then it’s too late to do what should have been done earlier.

My prayer today:

Lord, help American believers to rise up early to seek You now and cause our souls to thirst for You and our flesh to long for You because our nation is a dry and thirsty land in need of Your Spirit now. (Based on Psalm 63:1)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for American Christians’ Eyes to be Opened (10/17/2017)

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If I could, I’d run up and down the West Coast, screaming, “Don’t you see the calamities heading our direction? Don’t you believe we ought to change now? Tomorrow may be too late!”

Then, why don’t I do it?

A bald-headed, seventy-one year old man — without the anointing of God upon him — will have the same effect warning people as a person spitting into the ocean to raise its water level. Not much!

My prayer today:

Lord, I pray that the Spirit of Truth will open the eyes of American believers to all truth and will reveal to us things that will soon arrive here on the West Coast. (Based on John 16:13)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for America (10/12/2017)

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Do we really believe demons are a big cause of our problems in America?

Here’s a fact: 68% of church going men view porn on a regular basis.

To back up the above figures: 76% of young adult Christians (18-24 years old) regularly seek out porn.

Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” (Luke 4:36)

We are to be like Jesus while we live in this world. If He had authority and power to cast out unclean spirits, then we also should have the same authority and power.

Okay, then why aren’t we casting out demons?

There are probably many answers including bad teaching, lack of fasting, lack of prayer, lack of faith, reliance on psychology and counseling, deception by Satan, and so forth. But remember this — these answers are really excuses for not wholeheartedly seeking the Lord and then a willingness to follow His directions.

My prayer today:

Lord, raise up a generation of American believers who are willing to pay the price of seeking Your anointing to release the captives and set the oppressed free from the bondages placed on them by the kingdom of darkness. (Base on Luke 4:18)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for American Christian’s Eyes to be Opened (10/10/2017)

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On the one hand, it’s easy to give your life to Jesus. All you have to do is believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior and you will be eternally saved. This is the best deal any of us will ever receive.

But on the other hand, being His disciple and a true follower require much more of us. He even told us to count the cost ahead of time before making a decision and then gave two illustrations of what He meant:

28 “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? 29 Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. 30 They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’

31 “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? 32 And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. (Luke 14:28-32)

My prayer today:

Lord, open the eyes of American Christians to the true costs of being Your disciples, especially about laying our lives down daily, picking up our crosses, and following You. (Based on Luke 9:23)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for America (10/5/2017)

“When you think it’s too late, be careful that you don’t let that become your excuse for giving up. No one can keep you from success except yourself. When it’s time to shine, be your brightest.” (Deshun Wang)

The star of the above video, Deshun Wang, does not claim to be a Christian, but still we can be inspired by his determination to succeed.

So, if you have a vision from God, one that has not come forth in your life as yet, don’t give up. God is still able to fulfill your vision because:

For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable [for He does not withdraw what He has given, nor does He change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call]. (Romans 11:29 Amplified Translation)

My prayer today:

Lord, help those of us who have not walked in our callings and visions given to us by You, whether we are sixteen or one hundred years old, to fulfill our divine destinies and redemptive purposes here on earth before we take our last breaths. Help us to no longer settle for excuses of why we can’t succeed, but to be confident that He who has begun a good work in us will complete it. (Based in part on Philippians 1:6)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for American Christians’ Eyes to be Opened (10/3/2017)

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After a while, the grief lifted. I held my head in my hands, trying to catch my breath. Sweat rolled down the side of my ribs from the all-out mourning. Peace eventually quieted me. Praise God, I thought, this is over.

The female pastor walked to the pulpit and began the eulogy for my friend. I have no idea what she said because the Lord chose this moment to speak to me once more.

I felt Him whisper to my heart: “My church is a bunch of nice losers. They lay their hands on the sick and pray for them, but when they die, they aren’t mad at all. They don’t check themselves out to see what happened or what they may have done wrong with their prayers and actions. They accept defeats and don’t think anymore about them.

“Now, Major League baseball teams are all filled with good players. Each player has to be one of the best in the world to make it to the Major Leagues. Losing teams have good players on their rosters, too. But after a while, losing teams’ players don’t mind losing because after all, they still receive their Major League paychecks and bonuses.

“But winning Major League baseball teams are different. They hate losing and will do anything and whatever it takes to win. They hate losing.

“I want My church to hate losing!”

This time the grief, which hit me, measured a ten on the Richter Scale.

 

(Excerpt from The Hunt for Larry Who by Larry Nevenhoven, © 2014, Amazon eBook)

This took place twenty-three years ago.  From may viewpoint, the Church still does not hate losing spiritual battles yet, or at least, not enough to do whatever it takes to win them. Same old same old!

My prayer today:

Lord, do whatever it takes to open American Christians’ eyes to the world we now live in so we will take up the weapons of our warfare to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. (Based on 2 Corinthians 10:4-5)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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Prayers for America (9/28/2017)

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Many years ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart and whispered, “There are no holidays from spiritual warfare. You have to fight everyday.”

Since then, I’ve also learned Satan will never be satisfied. Our enemy is like a roaring fire which never says, “Enough.” He will never offer us a cease-fire. Never! The war between the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of God will continue right up until Jesus returns.

If we’re thinking the evil that is infiltrating America today will back off some time soon, I have bad news for all of us. It will continue and worsen in the days ahead.

So, we have two choices:

  1. Step off the battlefield and sit on the sidelines in defeat.
  2. Or pick up our weapons of warfare, fight, and love not our own lives even unto death.

My prayer today:

Lord, help American Christians to be watchful and serious so we can stand steadfast in faith, resisting Satan until our dying breaths. (Based on 1 Peter 5:8)

What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?

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