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Prayers for America (11/16/2017)

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A couple of years ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart: “Your leaders could get you killed.”

My first thoughts after hearing the Holy Spirit speak these words were related to our government leaders, such as president, secretary of state, secretary of defense, governor, mayor, and so forth.

But upon reflection, I believe the Holy Spirit was referring to our Christian leaders. And since we live in America, almost all of our leaders are pastors, right?

Am I saying that pastors don’t love their congregations? No, not at all. Love is not the problem because I’m sure most pastors are willing to die for their fellowship members and do everything they can to protect them.

What am I saying?

And Jesus Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Pastors are just one part of the biblical plan set in place by Jesus to equip His church. The pastors have shepherding gifts, which mainly deal with problems that are seen in present day America. But the apostles and prophets, on the other hand, have gifts to prepare believers for what they see coming to America in the near future. Not only that, the apostles and prophets have plans and strategies to help guide us through the problems.

The obvious answer is to have apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers in every church. Then congregations should be equipped and prepared for today and tomorrow, right?

Ah, does anyone see a problem here?

Jesus said to the Pharisees and scribes, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. (Mark 7:9)

Traditions!

In His day, Jesus had a hard time changing Jewish mindsets based on traditions, which had been set in place for nearly five hundred years or since the time of the prophet Malachi. Each part of the mindset had grown year by year, rabbi by rabbi, layer by layer, until the traditions superseded God’s Word.

Now consider this?

Our traditions have been set in place for five hundred years or since Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Thesis to the University of Wittenberg church door in 1517. It was Luther and his reformation cohorts who replaced the priests of the Catholic Churches with the pastors in Protestant Churches. Then, year by year, pastor by pastor, seminary class by seminary class, the importance of the pastor has grown until today it also supersedes God’s Word.

Thus, do we really believe it will be any easier for us to change our cement-like mindsets of today than it was for Jesus in His day?

Sadly, I don’t.

My prayer today:

Lord, break into our modern temples of today, with whips in hand if need be, to destroy our traditions so that we are prepared for the days ahead with Your leaders set in place. (Based on John 2:15)

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

Join with me on Thursdays to fast and pray for America.

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Prayers for Soon Coming Calamities in America (11/14/2014)

If you enter the word “preppers” on Google, there will be 8,220,000 results. The definition of a prepper is a person who believes a catastrophic disaster or emergency is likely to occur in the future and makes active preparations for it now, typically by stockpiling food, ammunition, and other supplies.

I have written a book on the subject: Preparation + Planning = Survival, on the subject. It’s written from a prophetic Christian viewpoint.

My biggest problem with most preppers is that they are only looking out for themselves and their families. You know, store up food, water, and guns — shoot anyone who tries to steal your food and water.

Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, (Philippians 2:4)

I believe in preparing ahead of time for calamities, but in doing so, we must also provide for our neighbors.

How can we do that?

If God could give Joseph a plan to save Egypt from seven years of famine, He can do the same for us now.

My prayer today:

Lord, raise up modern Josephs with Your anointing and Your plans to provide for neighborhoods and cities in the coming years of famine due to calamities and whatever.

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

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Prayers Against Upcoming Race Wars in America (11/7/2017)

Twenty years ago, I had a vision of a race war hitting America. It was a haunting vision in that I saw bands of black youths armed with AK-47s attacking wealthy suburbs. They slaughtered families and burned down homes. The black youths gave each other high-fives with each new murder.

Once prosperous neighborhoods were burnt to the ground with bodies everywhere.

Terrible scenes, right? It gets worse!

The police and politicians could not handle the race war because they also had racial problems in their midst. Their racial divisions ended up negating their effectiveness. So, they did nothing.

Then, in the last scene of the vision, I saw white armies attack America’s inner cities, shooting down black male youths. The end result was the loss of of most of black America’s young males.

John Paul Jackson prophesied the following:

There is anger going to be erupting. There is violence going to be in the streets. Rich houses and neighborhoods are going to be invaded. The Robin Hood mentality, “What’s yours is mine,” is going to spread and all you’re going to be seeing in [some] multimillion dollar neighborhoods is chimneys left standing and burnt chars of the houses. Violence is going to be so prevalent that police forces are not going to be able to take care of it. And even the military forces will only be able to take care of it in the urban areas and not the rural areas. Not even all the urban areas will be taken care of. It will be so wide spread. (Prophecy can be seen here.)

Can we stop this from happening? Maybe. Maybe not.

My prayer today:

Lord, we cry out to You for the dry bones in the inner cities of America that they would hear the Word of the Lord and that You would breathe Your Spirit into them. (Based on Ezekiel 37:4-5, 14)

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

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Prayer for American Christians’ Eyes to be Opened (10/30/2017)

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How many of us can lay hands on sick people and then know they will receive their healing? How many of us can cast demons out of  people with just a word? And how many of us can bring dead people back to life?

If we can’t perform these three kingdom of heaven miracles, are we upset with ourselves? If we’re not upset, why aren’t we upset?

My prayer today:

Lord, open American believers’ eyes to the realization that today’s unbelief and apathy will cause us to reap what we sow in the days ahead. (Based on Galatians 6:8)

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

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Prayers for America (10/26/2017)

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The longest and most famous teaching by Jesus was His Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5-7). Most of us have read it so many times that it doesn’t have much impact on us anymore.

Yet, I believe that if Christians actually lived and walked in a Sermon-of-the-Mount lifestyle, we’d change America in a short period of time.

My prayer today:

Lord, send the Holy Spirit to American believers to open our hearts up to loving the truths in Your Sermon of the Mount teaching.

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

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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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