Watch and Pray! (1 Samuel 12:23; Matthew 5:44, 6:6, 26:41; Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Timothy 2:8… )
We find ourselves as a nation… and a world of diverse societies experiencing calamities in every realm of existence. There are earthquakes continually striking many different regions of the world, and a geometric increase is being measured around the Pacific Ocean’s ‘Ring of Fire’. The drought that has hit America is by far the worst in our history since it covers a considerably larger area than any previous. The long standing drought in many parts of Africa has not been considered news-worthy for some time. There has been a notable change of weather patterns, which some attribute to the three large earthquakes that occurred in Chile, New Zealand, and Japan in the recent past. This is not Global Warming, but rather Divine Judgment!
The economies of many members of the European Union are on the verge of collapse, threatening not only each individual country but the EU as a whole. Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain are the nations that are in the most immediate danger. And yet signs of crisis are becoming apparent in the EU as a whole. America is now at $16 trillion of unmanageable debt on the books, with another $60-90 trillion of unfunded liability ‘off the books’ that is so incomprehensible that just the interest on the principal debt would far exceed our annual GNP. We have a Federal government that is impotent, with a President that is subverting the Constitution and ‘balance of power’ between the three branches- by legislating via ‘Executive Order’… several hundred such policy changes in less than a full first term. Our Congress, both the House of Representatives and the Senate- are ignoring the ‘handwriting on the wall’ (see Daniel Chapter 5- entire), and apparently unwilling to risk their office in seriously dealing with the tough issues, that only get worse with each passing day.
The spirit of violence continues to reveal itself in senseless mass murders by demonically inspired tools of darkness. We have opened Pandora’s Box by way of the abortion-on-demand legislation that is now approaching 60 million innocent children murdered in their mother’s wombs, since the travesty of Roe v. Wade was legislated in our Supreme Court- January 1973. Innocent blood shed continually cries out to GOD for Divine Judgment (Genesis 4:10). It doesn’t take much logic to realize when we sanctioned abortion, ten years after removing prayer and Bible reading from our public schools (federally enforced paganism), that the floodgates of the sewers of hell were opened wide in our nation (see America- To Pray or Not to Pray by David Barton). We have every form of addiction, sexual depravity, adultery, pornography, greed, and unbridled selfishness as our American way-of-life in much of our society.
And though the professing church has in the past five decades not stood up against the flood of darkness in united resolute purpose, but rather has been mostly in a lukewarm Laodicean ease in Zion- deceived into quietly waiting for the catching away of true believers… (that many may miss unless hearts are transformed in reality), THERE IS STILL HOPE IN THE POWER OF THE CROSS, AND IN FERVENT UNITED PRAYER!
Thankfully there are prayer ministries around the world that have been praying and fasting for our wayward planet, and many hearts have already been united in prayer for America- truly the last bastion of hope for the freedoms that we have enjoyed for over 200 years. America’s destiny is inextricably linked to the Judeo-Christian ethic; in spite of our national and individual sin we were initially founded as a Christian nation with the Holy Bible as a compass ever directing us to the cross of Christ.
Our culture and much of the world has bought into the lie of evolution, when current cutting-edge sciences in many disciplines have conclusively proven that Darwinian ‘natural selection’ is a farce! There is ample and encyclopedic evidence that refutes and systematically debunks this sad hoax, and on the contrary reveals that ‘Intelligent Design‘ is visibly discernible in almost every scientific discipline, from the microscopic to the outer limits of the known universe. I will link to other essays at the bottom of this post that present ample means for anyone seeking the truth to do their own ‘due diligence’ investigation, that will greatly strengthen our faith in the LORD Jesus Christ and His Holy Word.
We need the courage of an undivided heart and the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit to believe that GOD wants to answer our prayers according to His Perfect Will revealed in His prescription:
2 Chronicles 7:14… If My people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways– THEN will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
I am including a short report and a call to prayer that is originally from the outstanding periodical Herald of His Coming (linked in the side panel). There is still hope for our nation, for the salvation of many multitudes of lost souls, and for the prophesied Greatest Awakening in the history of mankind… IF each of us individually, as part of a ministry, and as members of the universal Body of Christ respond with whole-hearted commitment to relentless, fervent, selfless, and uncompromising prayer in these Last Days…
World Prayer Assembly Report- Dave Butts
“Over 9,000 Prayer leaders from at least 86 countries gathered May 14-18, 2012 for the World Prayer Assembly in Indonesia for a tremendous time of worship, prayer and fellowship. The theme, A New Wave Is Coming! resonated strongly throughout the week. GOD clearly is doing a new thing in the prayer movement.
Twenty eight years ago, the International Prayer Assembly met in Seoul, South Korea. Many believe that the modern prayer movement was launched in Korea in that assembly. Prayer ministries sprang up around the globe as a result of the encouragement received in Seoul. Now it seems that the Indonesian church is at the epicenter of this new move of GOD. In the largest Muslim-populated nation in the world, the church is advancing rapidly, largely attributed to an energetic prayer movement.
The conference itself was at the Sentul International Convention Center in Bogor, Indonesia. Main sessions and workshops tracks were all focused on the global prayer movement, and much praying was built into the sessions. Worship was a real high point as something very significant takes place spiritually when people from many tribes, tongues, and nations, worship before the Throne of the Lamb. What a foretaste of Heaven! Occasionally we were all led to sing or pray in our own heart language. The sound was exquisite!
On Thursday afternoon and evening over 100,000 believers gathered at the National Stadium in Jakarta for hours of worship and prayer. In addition, there were 373 other sites throughout Indonesia that watched the event via live television with over 5 million participating. Twenty thousand children and youth joined in at the stadium, leading in many different ways.
I had the privilege of representing North America in a Unity Torch lighting ceremony. Representatives of the six populated continents, along with Indonesian and South Korean leaders passed along lighted torches until the massive Unity torch was lit. As it flamed into the night sky, seventy selected shofar blowers who surrounded us began to sound the cry of the shofar. Absolutely amazing impact on all of us!
From the beginning of the conference, the LORD began to impress upon me the importance of serious prayer for our national elections here in the U.S. Throughout the conference, He brought multiple international leaders to encourage me to issue a call to prayer. Before the week was over, I realized the LORD was calling us to 40 days and nights of prayer preceding the November elections.
There are a number of 40-day calls to prayer, and I am encouraging every American to get involved in at least one of those initiatives (see 40daysofprayer.net). I went to Indonesia to experience what GOD was doing in the prayer movement around the world. Though I did indeed get to share in that, I was taken by surprise that many of the world’s gifted intercessors were focusing their prayers on the U.S. 2012 elections. The plea from them, and the call from GOD, was that American Christians would join them in passionate, focused crying out to GOD for His intervention on behalf of our nation. Please take to heart “A Call to 40 Days of Prayer”.”
A Call to 40 Days of Prayer (September 28- November 6,2012)
“The United States is clearly a nation in trouble. A battered economy, political divisiveness, the culture wars, racial uneasiness, and a sidelined church, provide the dry tinder for an inflammatory national election in November of 2012. Many stake their hopes or fears on the outcome.
While believing in and encouraging the importance of exercising our right to vote, we also call the Christian church in America to do that which is even more critical in these days… to pray! The seriousness of our day requires an intensity of prayer that is unprecedented. Accordingly, we call for 40 days and nights of unrelenting intercession on behalf of our nation, immediately preceding the November election.
Our focus in prayer is simple. We are praying for:
- Revival in the church- that another Great Awakening would sweep across America as the LORD’s people humble themselves in repentance and prayer (2 Chronicles 7:14).
- A standard of righteousness to be raised over this nation (Proverbs 14:34).
- The elections- that GOD would intervene. This is not a partisan or political effort but a plea to bring GOD into a process that desperately needs His Wisdom and direction (Isaiah 48:17).
This is a call, not from one ministry or organization, but from diverse leaders from across the spectrum of the U. S. church. It is also not a call to a particular event. It is a pleading for all Christians to do something proactive and powerful in prayer for the 40 days leading up to our fall elections.
As leaders in the Body of Christ, we commit ourselves to prayer during these days of decision regarding the future of our nation. Even more, we commit ourselves to mobilize prayer in our sphere of influence, that every part of the LORD’s church would join together in day and night prayer for the intervention of GOD on the part of our nation.”
Santos- An Additional Challenge
Besides the time period of 40 days of prayer leading up to election day (Sept. 28th- Nov. 6th) that is the call of the nations, please consider that Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur are imminent in the month of September. I will also link below in the Resources to a post that I did last year, that unveils the critical importance of this Jewish Festival period to not only the children of Israel but most definitely to the Body of Christ worldwide!
It is my hope and prayer that the LORD will put upon the hearts of many Watchers and Intercessors the desire to participate in a Holy Fast (liquid only) during the ten day period between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. I will also provide a guideline for this precious discipline of fasting in the Resources section below. As a precursor to the 40 days of prayer, once the fast is broken- the concentrated power of dynamically anointed intercession will move mountains on behalf of the church and our nation!
We are truly at the end of the Church Age, and the LORD Jesus Christ is encouraging us all to finish strong and do exploits on His behalf and for the Kingdom coming from Heaven to Earth! This is not the time for fear or procrastination, but the time to act on His Holy Word which promises that when we arise, we will shine and the Glory of the LORD will be seen upon us (Isaiah 60:1-5). See the full text in the right panel…
May our Precious Savior, GOD, and King-the LORD Jesus Christ- empower you by His Holy Spirit to fulfill your destiny and purpose in His Kingdom, to the Glory of GOD the Father… AMEN!
- Praying for the Healing of America– encouragement and detailed guidelines for anointed intercession.
- The Joy of Fasting: Discipline, Deliverance, & Delight– comprehensive essay on the method, preparation, and results of this precious gift and powerful weapon in the Spirit.
- The Harbinger- The Ancient Mystery– Prophecy of Divine Judgment that is daily being played out in our nation. What must be done in concentrated prayer is clear once you read this and view interview videos.
- The Blessings of Rosh HaShanah & Yom Kippur– The secret of the Jewish Feast Days, and the importance of this wisdom teaching to the Body of Christ.
- The LORD Jesus Christ- Our Passover– What is the mystery of the Cross and the Power of the Blood shed in our behalf? This knowledge will revolutionize your daily walk, like nothing else!
- The Messiah According to the Scriptures– 300 Old Testament prophecies fulfilled in the historic Person called Jesus of Nazareth; and yet there are 7 times that number of prophecies regarding His Second Coming! Prepare to meet your Maker!
- Who Cares? by General William Booth– A vision that should bring hot tears to your eyes, revealing the sad condition of the professing church… LORD HAVE MERCY!
- The Everlasting GOD- The King of Saints-Reviews of two outstanding books: Prepared to Answer and the Bible Wheel– just two among many volumes of Christian Evidence that will add steel to your spine in the defense and offense of our precious faith.
Also this timely video will put a Holy Fire in your bones… a prophetic word that speaks louder today than when it was initially imparted over a year ago:
Prophet Shane Warren- on the condition of the Church in America
For deeper insight into how GOD the Father sees His children; to better understand the elementary principles of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-3); the ‘mysteries’ of Christ’s Kingdom; and our individual and corporate calling, commission, and empowerment- please review my first published book and the Table of Contents on the Amazon website linked here via Book Title: “Thy Kingdom Come- Here and Now!”
Jesus Culture w/Jake Hamilton- “The Anthem”