Breaking Strongholds in our lives
Prayer focus week 6 (Sunday-Shabbat)
God is moving mightily! – He is answering prayers! The testimonies are becoming more and more amazing! Three days ago, doctors didn’t know if Fred would survive – while he is still critical, he is making amazing progress. Children, who have been estranged from their parents, made contact with their parents. Miracles are beginning at places of work. Yes, there are rumblings of HIS moving!As a prayer team,we shall continue pressing in until we see total victory in each of these areas
With all of my heart, I believe He is readying us for the days to come. We are His Watchmen on the Walls, His special ops team. We are here to lift each other’s arms, when we tire as Moses’ were lifted up by Aaron and Hur. Remember: we are here for you; together we will press in until HE has the victory!
These are the days of preparation, spiritual boot camp. These days are intense: Every place we turn, we are hearing this. The Lord is admonishing us: to prepare, stand firm, rid ourselves of “junk.”
Daily, we need to PRAY, MEDITATE on HIS WORD, speak His Word aloud; FAST weekly. Submit to Him – allow Him to mold us into His image. The Lord has exciting things ahead – and we KNOW our God will win … and we want to be ready!
We received an email from Merv & Merla Watson (If My People’s Middle East correspondent, Canadian musicians who have lived the greater part of the last 35 years in Israel, and bringing Christian Zionism to the forefront):
o “… the Biblical passage says that in the last days that “everything that CAN be shaken WILL be shaken“. … IF you are rooted and grounded in the faith, and you have built on a solid foundation, you won’t shake! The onus is on us! WOW! If ever there were a shaky time, it’s now! If you aren’t being “put through the mill” right now, you better check your spiritual temperature! Lord, help us all to HANG ON!! … we have never encountered such attacks in almost every area of our lives, but we are still standing through God’s grace. Time and time again we must remind ourselves that these are but the birth-pangs of the return of the Messiah Yeshua! We are commanded not to fear butto look up, for our redemption draws nigh! May we all be found in Him, and not give up, or run away, or invent a more comfortable belief system that suits our personalities and preferences.”
Marita (who wrote Tools for Answered Prayer) admonished:
o “As the things around us and in the world intensify, our prayers need to intensify as well — verbalize Scripture.” Don’t forget there is power in the spoken Word of God. (God spoke the world into existence; Jesus spoke to satan; etc. Neither thought butbothspoke.)
Scriptures upon which to meditate:
o “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full,” John 10:10, NIV
o “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”1 Peter 5:8-9, NIV
o “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, Ephesians 6:12, NIV
o “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ,” II Cor 10:3-5, NIV
o “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness,” Rom 6:16, NIV.
o “Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me,” Ps 51:10, NASB.
o John Bevere posed an insightful question: “Ask yourself, do I have the mindset the Apostle Paul had? Hear his words, “I delight in…difficulties” (2 Cor 12:10, NIV).”
o Kisha (Pamela, Norman, & Art’s friend): surgery August 1.
o Frank & Judy (Art’s, Pamela’s & Norman’s friends): God will intervene, provide additional support, and give direction. (Frank has been Judy’s sole care giver for all 30 years she has had MS. He is now in his 70s,and she is a quadriplegic.)
o Fred (Bonnie’s brother): he is still in ICU, but there is steady improvement – hallelujah! He is now breathing on his own; still issues to overcome; God is faithful to have brought him so far.
o A Medicare situation to be straightened out – to his financial benefit.
o All of Deb’s requirements would be fulfilled and that she will get the part-time job.
o Travis (Les’a & Don’s friend & a man of God): that the Lord would bring him the perfect helpmate – someone not only to share his life but also to be a partner in ministry.
o Email me if you need to change your times.It is important that we have the time written down that works best for you.
o Fast: Wed-Thurs(you choose whether liquid/water/juice fast or no pleasant bread fast (giving up a food or drink that you love) for these two days. Remember: last time we prayed for breaking strongholds in our lives, there was not only spiritual attack – but God began showing us how HE is breaking through barriers that had been erected months before!
1. Prayer earnestly for the rest of our Watchmen during the fast – lift up each other’s arms as Moses were lifted by Aaron and Hur.
o Email me: results, even baby steps are a huge encouragement to us all – that we too will see those answers!
o Speak the Word.
“Lord, Mighty God, Amazing Father, we bless You. Thank You for having chosen US to partner with YOU. Create within us a clean spirit. Help us to relinquish those areas in our lives which are unpleasing to You. Lord, we lay our issues on Your altar and ask that You mold us into that vessel which You can use. We further lift up each of these urgent requests and thank You for Your intervention. We bless You and speak Your blessings over each of our Watchmen. In the Name of our King.”