Warrior, who fights alongside of 
Angel Armies
prepare for Battle 
the Trumpet has sounded!


"Charge"

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A charge is an offensive maneuver in battle

in which combatants advance towards their enemy at their best speed

in an attempt to engage in a decisive close combat.

The charge is the dominant shock attack

and has been the KEY tactic and decisive moment

of many battles throughout history. 

In the next 10 days you are being called to link arms, hold the line and strategically take down the strongholds of the enemy in this city by force. (Matthew 11:12)  Jesus likens His followers to an invading army surrounding a city to capture it. 

Shout, for the Lord has given you the city!

in the Name of JESUS

and for the

Glory of GOD

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah 

The Call to Intercession

 

 As I was praying for the ten-day prayer strategy, I saw a vision: We were all lined up in one continuous row after another, leaning forward, armor on, and our eyes focused waiting for the command. I saw to my right the Lord holding a ram’s horn and He began to sound the trumpet and then I heard with a loud shout “Charge.”

 

Let us come together and heed the call. We must remain FOCUSED on our King Jesus, the Head of the body and His angel armies.  We must abide in Him.  Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” (John 15:4)   Let us meditate in exaltation magnifying the Lord offering a sweet incense in psalms glorifying His Name –

“Oh, Come Let Us Adore Him.”

 

We must starve our souls from the things of this world and “needy” asking but rather speak – declare and decree - in the power and the authority of the Holy Spirit that is our inheritance through His sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ and embrace our eternal Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.  For

it is written: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”  (Colossians 3:1-2) 

 

Be postured in obedience through passionate cries and travailing for the birthing of God’s will for this region that all will be saved, for the “coming home” of the prodigals, and for the captives to be set free into the loving arms of Father God. Let us proclaim His Name over our city and take back the territory for His glory. Stay so long and go so deep that not one fiber is left on the carpet of Prayer and Devotion as we dwell(meaning to live) in the secret place of the Almighty. "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous person (prayer warrior) avails much.” (James 5:16) As we persevere, persist, and resist we will see breakthrough, hear the sound of victory and declare His Kingdom Reign.

 

Today, we call you to fulfill your covenant commitment to exemplary character (a character of excellence) walking in faithfulness, integrity, and an on-fire passion to offer oneself as a living sacrifice to the work of the Kingdom for the remaining days prior to Revival.  This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.”

 (John 15:12-13)

 

The following nine days will be posted of the charge that has been assigned to you. Persist in unceasing prayer, praise, and expectancy for what the Lord will reveal and do through our obedience to gather and hold the line in prayer.

 

 To God be the Glory

These Are The Days
of
Exaltation and Warfare

           The Call to:   Commitment

When meditating upon the word commitment, no one exemplifies the character of commitment better than our Lord Jesus Christ. In Philippians 2:6-8 the mindset of Christ is described as one: “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”

Jesus was committed to us. It is time to drop the focus on ourselves and what is to our advantage, to submit, to become the servant of the Lord this day. The need for our devotion, commitment and obedience is urgent. Lives and the souls of the lost depend upon it!

When Jesus shared the Sermon on the Mount, He provided the radical shift in perspective to what the Kingdom of God looks like. He described the gate that leads to life:

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14

It takes commitment, the way to life is not stumbled upon passively but with passionate intentional pursuit. God is faithful to chase after the lost and make a way! Let’s not sit back but join God in this passionate pursuit in obedience, our unceasing prayers and our actions to make a way to eternal life for the lost, broken, and hurting. We have been blessed to find the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Let us charge forward in Christ's Love to persistently turn people back from the way of destruction by proclaiming the Glorious Gospel, the only way to life eternal.

This is not a time to settle into the path of least resistance and comfort. We are called to go up stream, to go against the grain, and to pay the cost for Christ to be known. Christ Jesus laid it ALL down for us. We have been given a chance to do so for many others.

Do you desire this level of commitment to God?

Intercede with me: Begin with Psalm 37.

Decree: "The swords the wicked hold will turn, and pierce their own hearts craftily.

                 Their bows will all to pieces break, for God the end of all does see."*

Prayer: Father God thank for pursuing us and for giving us Your heart, Your example and Your very Spirit, through the obedient action of Your son Jesus Christ. He never took the way out but always pressed in. Give us a greater impartation of Christ’s commitment and zealousness for Your Will to be done. That our delight is fixed upon LORD of Heaven and Earth. Give us heart consumed by Your desires. We submit and commit our ways to You, LORD Most High, trusting you will do this: You will make Your Righteousness shine like the dawn and Your vindication like the noonday sun in this city and in this region. In Jesus’ Name Amen.

"May God Arise,

may his enemies be scattered;

may his foes flee before him. As smoke is blown away by the wind,

may you blow them away; as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God. ..."

Psalm 68:1-3

Reference Worship Song: "Let God Arise" by Paul Wilbur

*Tennent, Julie and Timothy. A Metrical Psalter. Seedbed Publishing, 2017.

                The Call to:   Faithfulness

I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war.” Revelation 19:11 NIV

 

Here stands the One who bears the name Faithful and True. He exemplifies Commitment and He embodies Faithfulness.

 

Faithfulness and Commitment must grab hands. Faithfulness and Commitment together ties us to  covenant love.

 

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the Faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9 NIV

 

As we look as this passage notice that Commitment to this covenant requires Faithful action. Commitment can abide without Faithfulness, but Faithfulness can’t abide without Commitment. Commitment can be declared passionately but if commitment is not given priority or backed up with action then it is without Faithfulness. Commitment without follow through goes no further than words.

 

Your Commitment must join hands with your Faithfulness,

to be steady in allegiance, reliable, true to your word,

and thorough in performance of your duty;

the definition of faithfulness.

 

Intercede with me: Begin with Psalm 85.

 

Decree: "Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The Lord will indeed give what is good and our land will yield its harvest." Psalm 85:11-12

 

Prayer: I praise You Lord most High that we have an Advocate and an Intercessor and a loving Father who remains faithful to His every Word. Thank you for Your presence and the work of the Holy Spirit within us that cultivate Faithfulness. Thank you for the fruit of Faithfulness that Your Holy Spirit produces within us. Lead us in the Way to be in Faithful and Committed to the calling the Lord has placed on this region. Let us submit our priorities and surrender our lives to the One who never ceases to be Faithful to us. In Jesus' Name I ask this, Amen.

“…Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are His judgements…” Revelation 19:1-2

                                The Call to:   Love and Compassion

 

Please take time to remember the Let the Fire Fall worship service on October 5.  Do you remember the presence and power of the Holy Spirit that evening? Do you remember the passion of God’s people in the sanctuary? Do you remember the prayer? Father God, "Let us be known by how much we love; let our lives reflect how much we love you. Before you even ask, let our answer be “Yes, Lord” because we love you. Let our lives reflect how much we love our neighbor; let our lives reflect how much we love those who do not know You. Father God, this is our prayer. Send the fire!"

In the natural, there are three things required to have a blazing fire: Fuel, heat, and oxygen. The same elements are necessary for the spiritual fire, we ask God to send.

            1)    Fuel - God's word

                  "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)

            2)    Heat - God's love

                   We need the love of God and His compassion for everyone. We can have the spiritual gifts but if we don't have God's love, these                           gifts won't be used for His purposes. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 tells us, "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but                       have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand                     all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am                             nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it                       profits me nothing."

           3)    Oxygen – God's Holy Spirit

                  Without the Holy Spirit, the fire is extinguished.

 

Today our call to action is Love and Compassion, both are vital to our cry to God, Send the Fire for the Lord of the Harvest Revival. In 1 John 4:7–8, the apostle John instructs believers,Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (NKJV).

 

Did you notice John addresses believers as the “beloved?” Calling believers “beloved” brings to mind God’s sacrificial love. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (NIV)

 

We have been forgiven and saved by God’s love for us and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ; we are to reflect this love to others.  Jesus taught His disciples, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Then He added, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34–35).  

 

When asked what was the greatest commandment? Jesus responded, “It is to love God with all our heart, mind and strength.” But He added the second commandment “is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:34-40).

 

People don’t naturally love with this kind of love. To love like this, there must be a change of heart by the power of the Holy Spirit. True believers love not only “with words or speech but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:18). As a believer we are to show Christ’s unconditional, sacrificial, and forgiving love to fellow believers, but it does not stop there. We are to show the love of Christ to friends, family members, co-workers, neighbors, and even enemies (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 5:43–48; Romans 13:10).

 

Therefore, as believers in Jesus Christ, put love into action and bring your unsaved friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, and even enemies to the Lord of the Harvest Revival. This act of love can save them from spiritual death, and eternal separation from God, and bring them into a relationship with God and eternal life. Do you love them enough to give them this gift? It is free, Jesus already paid for it.

 

According to Psalm 86:15, God is “a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness”.

 

The Hebrew and Greek words translated “compassion” in the Bible mean “to have mercy, to feel sympathy and to have pity.” We know that, like all of God’s attributes, His compassion is infinite and eternal. It is written in Lamentations 3:22-23, His compassions never fail; they are new every morning. 

 

Jesus Christ exemplified all of the Father’s attributes, including His compassion. When Jesus saw His friends weeping at the grave of Lazarus, He felt compassion for them and wept alongside them (John 11:33-35). Moved with compassion for the suffering of others, Jesus healed the large crowds who came to Him (Matthew 14:14), as well as individuals who sought His healing (Mark 1:40-41).

 

Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Come to the tent expectant- miracle healings, signs and wonders will be experienced by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus Name.

 

Finally, Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble, with the comfort, we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

 

It is time to stop talking about compassion for others and actually take steps to show compassion. It is time to share the comfort we receive from God with others. Do you know people who are tired? Worn out? Burned out? Sick? In bondage? Depressed? Hopeless? Afraid? Put your compassion into action and bring them to the Lord of the Harvest revival.

 

Decree: The fire of God will fall on the city of DuBois and the surrounding region. The lost will be saved, the prodigals will return to the Father, lives will be transformed and miracles, signs, and wonders will be experienced in Jesus name.

 

Prayer:  Colossians 3:12-15 (NIV)

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace, and be thankful.

                       The Call to: Deliverance

Throughout the course of humanity, God has always made a way for His people to be delivered from the bondages that seek to hold one captive. But the Almighty Father gives those who trust Him a path to deliverance.  

“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 heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;  (Luke 4: 18,  Isaiah 61: 1-3)

Deliverance, simply put, is VICTORY!!!!

and 

The Shout:    FREEDOM !!!! 

Below you will find a button to click on for continued understanding of the ministry of Deliverance.

There are four videos that help to give you understanding and clarity to how the Holy Spirit moves in power over demonic forces.

It is vitally important that you move in authority and in the power of the Name of Jesus and in the power of His blood that overcomes demonic oppression and possession.

By the finished work of the cross the enemy -satan-  was made a public spectacle and his co-horts - "rulers, principalities, and powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm." (Ephesians 6:12)       The devils powers are an illusion.     (1 John 4:4)

Warrior, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then.....

(Ephesians 6:13-14) 

Let us be reminded of the lyrics of the song - Warrior -  by Steven Curtis Chapman 

"Even though our enemy roars like a lion:  In 1 Peter 5:8, Peter gave a firm warning about this lion: "be sober minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to destroy." 

but

The Lion of Judah is on our side, and He will go before us and behind us, fighting on the left and on the right. Our weapons are trust, our weapons are hope in the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. He says , I am with you so don't be afraid, I've already won this war."

Deliverance for the 21st Century Church,
Sound of Haven, Apostle Johnny Ova 

Decree: We declare that such an anointing of the Holy Spirit be on the ground, in the airwaves, over the city park, our city and surrounding communities and regionally that the devil and his demons, witches, warlocks, psychics and any assignment of the enemy cannot disrupt any part of God’s plan for revival and for an outbreak of revival fire throughout the land.

 

Let us pray,

Lord, your Name is hallowed, your Name is holy, we pray that your Kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  We come before your throne this day with joyful hearts and with great expectations of what you are ready to do in this revival. Move on our hearts, move mightily in our midst that we have the wisdom and anointing of the Holy Spirit to do what you have prepared ahead of us. 

We pray for the Blood Power and anointing of the Holy Spirit to bring repentance, deliverance, healings, and salvation for all who stand on this Holy ground and in our region.

We pray Lord God in Jesus name for the Fire by night and the Cloud by day that accompanied Israel and was at the Azusa Street Revival for 3 ½ years that this same Fire and Cloud accompany this revival and all revivals yet to come.   Lord, send down your fire as on the day Pentecost of your mighty outpouring under the Tent.

We pray for the Holy Angel forces of warring angels, breakthrough and gathering angels, healing angels, and reaper angels (Matthew 13:39) to be assigned to this revival. 

We pray for all involved in this Revival to be covered, saturated, and sealed by the Blood of Jesus.

Do it again, Lord – Do it again.

In the powerful name of Jesus+

                                                                                                                 ( Prayer in part by Ken McClelland)

The Call to:   Churches, Pastors, Leaders

 

Today’s call to action is for churches, pastors, and church leaders. When church is mentioned in the New Testament, it refers to the people who believe in Christ. The Bible uses the Greek word “ekklesia” which means “an assembly of people who have been called out.” Paul explained this understanding of "church" in 1 Corinthians 1:2 when he wrote, "To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours."

 

We’ve all head the popular phrase “We don’t go to church… we are the church.” It’s a way of expressing the concept that the church is not a building, or a group we join, but rather God’s gathering of His people. Read what Jesus said about the church, pastors, and leaders;

how are we measuring up?

 

Jesus prayed for the unity of all believers.

John 17:20-23 (NIV)

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."

Are we united?

 

Jesus is the Good Shepherd

John 10:14 (NIV)

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—

Pastors are also shepherds

1 Peter 5:2-4

"Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away."

Are pastors reflecting the example set by the Good Shepherd?

 

Jesus made assignments and responsibilities for the church.

Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV)

11 "So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ."

How does the church today measure up to the assignments and responsibilities?

 

Jesus gave all believers The Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

How is the church doing with The Great Commission?

 

Jesus gave us authority

Luke 10:19 NKJV

19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

Are we using this authority?

 

Jesus rebukes the church in Ephesus

Revelation 2:4-5 (NIV)

4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. 5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

Has the church forsaken its first love?

 

The enemy deceives and distracts the church, the pastors, and the church leaders from doing God’s Kingdom work. Some tactics he uses include: Apathy, busyness, division, false teachings, music that promotes bad theology, conformity to the world, religious spirit, emphasis on entertainment rather than on worship, lack of discipleship, and motivational speaking rather than preaching. But there is hope!

1 John 4:4 NIV

4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

 

Prayer: Ephesians 5:1-20NIV

1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[a] 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7 Therefore do not be partners with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. 14 This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Decree:

We decree Ephesians 5:27 KJV That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

                            The Call toFamily

Going through the Bible, we realize that the concept of family is very important in the eyes of God. God instituted the family back in Genesis 2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Having said this, God formed Eve from a rib of Adam as we can read from Genesis 2:21-24. "So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”  That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh."

Within a family, God has given each member a role and responsibility.

     1. Husband

Colossians 3:19 –  “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.” Ephesians 5:25-28 – “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”

     2. Father

Colossians 3:21 – “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” Ephesians 6:4 – “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” In simple terms, a father is a man who has begotten a child. God commands Fathers to bring up their children in His ways and not “provoke them to wrath.”

     3. Wife

Ephesians 5:22, 23 – “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.” It is God’s command for wives to submit to the authority of their husbands. Through submission to their husbands, they are showing a proper relationship to authority. Doing so will also help children to understand the importance of accepting and submitting to the authority over them.

     4. Mother

Titus 2:4, 5 – “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” 1 Timothy 5:14 – “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

     5. Children

Ephesians 6:1-3 – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Exodus 20:12 – “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

God commands children to obey and honor their parents. Children do not only need to obey but to obey in a respectful manner that adds value to the growth of the family unit under their father’s supervision. Although we do not know how long God has given us to live, the Bible tells us that those who obey their parents will live longer lives than they would if they were hateful, disrespectful, and disobedient to their father and mother.

     6. Siblings

I Timothy 5:1-2 – “Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.” Apostle Paul through his teachings is calling on all of us to hold tight to the fact that a family unit behaves with respect and love towards one another. In God’s church, we are to honor, love, and respect one another as we would do to our brothers, sisters, mother, and father.

 

How Satan Has Attacked Families

Families have been under constant and prolonged enemy attack. His purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).

Today the enemy’s attacks on the family include:

  • Fatherlessness- More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father.  Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent.  If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency. https://fathers.com/statistics-and-research/the-extent-of-fatherlessness/

  • Divorce -44.6% of all marriages end in divorce. The Christian divorce rate for those who did not regularly attend church was 60%. The Christian divorce rate for regular church attendees was 38% https://www.thehivelaw.com/blog/divorce-statistics-us-divorce-rate-in-america/

  • Child Abuse-Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agencies involving more than 6.6 million children. The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect. A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse-statistics/

  • Domestic Violence-On average, nearly 20 people per minute, experience physical abuse by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. https://www.ncadv.org/statistics

  • Homosexual marriage- According to estimates from the 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), there are 543,000 same-sex married couple households and 469,000 households with same-sex unmarried partners living together. This compares to 61.4 million opposite-sex married and 8 million opposite-sex unmarried partner households. In addition, 191,000 children live with same-sex parents. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2019/same-sex-households.html

  • Sex trafficking-24.9 M people are trapped in forced slavery, domestic servitude or sex trafficking, many in America. (White House, Jan. 31, 2019)

  • Pornography

Prayer: Father God, we pray that the homes of Christian families today may return to the foundational bedrock of their Christian faith, where Christ is the focus of their hope, where prayer and praise become the daily delight of each member of the household, and where godly principles and practices become the standard and not the exception.

Father God, strengthen, Christian families today, and may they be drawn back into closer communion with you day by day as husbands and fathers resume their rightful place as the God-ordained head of their household where they protect, lead, and provide. May women assume their responsibilities as wives and mothers where they comfort, teach, and nurture. And may children be taught to love, respect and obey their parents.

Father God, we recognize that the foundations of family life and godly living are being eroded at the very core, by the enemy who seeks to undermine godly principles, replace them with evil and destroy the family. But Father God, our hope is not in this world or things of this world.  Our hope is in you.  We believe 1 John 4:4 “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

In Jesus Name, Amen

 

Decree: I decree in the name of Jesus that the works of the enemy over our families are destroyed.  I plead the Blood of Jesus over our immediate families, our extended families, and our church families. Our families will be saved, in Jesus name.

Reference: https://bestofchristianity.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-family/ Retrieved 10/17/2021

 

                      The Call to: Businesses

The word business can encompass so many sectors, industries and skill sets but one thing is common throughout is each of them need the influence of God’s Kingdom.

 

“We need to put people in positions of authority in government, business, law, medicine, media, sports and entertainment who are filled with the laws of God so that we can bring those laws into effect.” Myles Munroe

 

Kingdom ambassadors, arise, stand in your gifting as ones who give careers, sphere of influence and each opportunity the Lord appoints to reveal the treasure of God’s Kingdom to a hurting and broken world.

 

“In practical terms, a kingdom may be defined as “the sovereign rule of a king over territory (domain), impacting it with his will, purpose, and intent.” In this biblical text, the word “kingdom” as used by Jesus refers to God’s government, God’s rulership, God’s dominion over the earth. The Kingdom of God means God’s will executed, Gods’ jurisdiction, Heaven’s influence, God’s administration, and God’s impact and influence.” Myles Munroe from his book “Kingdom Principles: Preparing for Kingdom Experience and Expansion”

 

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

 

Prayer:

 

Father we want to see Your will be done and Your kingdom come. Bring Kingdom ambassadors that follow Your laws and seek Your heart. May we rise refined, polished, corrected by You Lord, able to defend truth and oppose lies, serve as Christ taught us to serve, steward each talent, ability and resource we have been given and equip us through the Holy Spirit. May God’s Will be executed, God’s jurisdiction be acknowledged, Heaven’s Influence invade the earth, God’s administration reign in power and God’s impact and influence be known here on ear in each business, each person involved in each entity in this region in this state and in this country and throughout this world.

Lord give believers their inheritance as shared by Isaiah 54:17 “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses youThis is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

Lord give us Your spirit and Your heart to serve.

Ezekiel 36:26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT

Lord make us good stewards of each talent and ability we have been bestowed.

…From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:48 NIV

Reveal leaders that are rising with integrity and consistency. In all circumstances seeking Your Glory Lord. Build them up Father to be resilient, enduring each challenge will persistence and being made stronger in the Lord. Imparting wisdom and skills of their trade into the next generation through training and mentorship.

Impart discernment and wisdom that exemplifies: “…Shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16).

Remove the drive of greed, expose each area of corruption and bring mercy, righteousness and justice. Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Kingdom ambassadors, Arise!

I pray this all in Jesus’ Name.

 

“His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.

(Luke 1:50-55)

“Kingdom citizenship is a spiritual reality, but it is also a mentality. As believers, we already have the Spirit of God, but we need to learn the mind and the heart of God.” Myles Munroe

 

Decree: Kingdom ambassadors, arise, stand in your gifting as ones who give careers, sphere of influence and each opportunity the Lord appoints to reveal the treasure of God’s Kingdom to a hurting and broken world.