April 21, 2020 Update
‘The Great Depression /Deception’
If a strategy existed to bring down
the president, crash the U.S. and global economies, vaccinate every person on
the planet and at the same time bring America to its knees, then at least a fourth
of these goals has unintentionally worked.
More people are on their knees during these days than possibly at any other time in American history and without doubt will be a factor as to whether the other goals of such a bizarre sounding strategy will ultimately succeed or fail.
While we must not neglect II Chronicles 7:13-14, “When I shut up the heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”, we cannot roll over and accept everything that is happening on the earth as, ‘the will of God’. While acknowledging how the heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it belong to the Lord (see Deut 10:14), still Moses would not relent in crying out to God to remember the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, forgive and forget their sins, and save the nation with His mighty power and outstretched hand (see Deut 9:26-29).
As we pray God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10), it is wise to remember there are others who have, “been taken captive to do his, (the devil’s) will” (II Tim 2:26). Jesus said these will not retreat in pursuing the desires of their father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and “a liar and the father of it” (see John 8:44). But neither can we back off from our doing the will of our Father. Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord; shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matt 7:21).
While we confess ‘God is in control’, which we know He ultimately is, we should also remember how it “is acceptable to the Lord” (Eph 5:10), to expose (reprove, refute, rebuke, test, put to proof and lay bare) “the unfruitful works of darkness,… “things done by them in secret” (Eph 5:11-12). Secret things being revealed, and the hidden becoming known to a large degree requires our obedience and unwavering intercession.
A hypothetical and possible strategy to potentially take a president, a nation and even the nations of the world into captivity could be explained by the following:
First you would need to either create or use an existing crisis to generate the desired change. You would need to feed the crisis every day with fear and panic and quickly label and silence anyone who departs from the narrative as a conspiracy theorist. Doing the later works almost 100% of the time.
As we have heard some political leaders confess how ‘they should never allow a crisis go to waste’, neither should we as God’s people. While a crisis can be catastrophic, it can also represent a turning point that could bring about great good. Any crisis usually presents those going through it with a brief opportunity to change the outcome before everything is fully played out. This is where America is today.
It is amazing how both God and Satan both, “calls those things that do not exist as though they did” (Rom 4:17). One does this to define what it means to live by faith while the later seeks to promote fear and compliance to a hidden agenda.
Second, when a crisis is mismanaged either intentionally or ignorantly, confusion begins to gain a foothold. Mass confusion can then spread through either an abundance of information or what is carefully designed misinformation, (i.e. fake news). This is the reason our main source of information must originate from God’s word. His word “is a lamb to my feet and a light to my path” (PS 119:105). The word of God tells us where we are, where we need to go and what it will take to get there.
In the book of Revelation we read, “So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood” (Rev 12:15). One would have to wonder if the flood in this hour is the confusion that continues to be spewed out of the mouths of the mainstream news media 24 hours a day.
Because, “God is not the author of confusion but of peace” (I Cor 14:33), the church should be able to easily discern the difference between the two. Confusion must be rejected and renounced by the saints. If confusion exist you can be sure a con, (the father of lies) is nearby. Truth sets men and women free when it is spoken by those responsible to speak it.
“I will hear what God the Lord will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly” (PS 85:8).
Third, following confusion comes chaos which leads to disruption, disorder and eventually lawlessness. Many believe this is the next step for America should the church remain silent in this hour. God’s will for His people, as even the president recently reminded us, is to arise and shine in the darkness of our day.
Chaos is an opportunity for both good and evil to advance. Evil triumphs when the good people sit by and do nothing when they had the opportunity to step up to the plate.
Facing what seemed like the reality and finality of the death of her brother, Martha was asked by Jesus, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God” (Jn 11:40)? This could be the same question He is asking us today. Will we believe and act upon what God has said when everything around us seems to be saying the opposite?
Finally, chaos opens the door for control/captivity by the one who grabs the reigns and seems to offer a solution to the situation.
We can be sure the spirit of antichrist who is already at work in the world (see I Jn 2:18), will be the first to offer answers and attempt to take full advantage to what appears to be hopeless, but isn’t, as long as we are still breathing and God is still who He said He is!
Phinehas Steps Up to the Plate
Phinehas was poised and ready to make a difference as a plague, due to Israel’s sexual immorality and apostasy ravaged the land ultimately killing 24,000 people.
The Scriptures reveal how Phinehas arose from among the congregation and with a javelin in hand went after a man whose sin was partly responsible for the plague. After finding the man in his tent Phinehas thrust the javelin through both the man and the woman thus stopping the plague among the children of Israel.
Later in the story we read where the actions taken by Phinehas, who the Lord said, “was zealous with My zeal” (Num 25:11), and who “made atonement for the children of Israel” (Num 25:13). Phinehas made what was wrong right and at the same time satisfied the wrath of God that was justified because of the nation’s sin.
Because “the wages of sin is death” (Rom 6:23), someone must die, someone must shed their blood for forgiveness to be granted to a person or to a nation. Jesus did exactly that! He shed His blood. He died on the cross and rose from the dead. He who knew no sin became sin for us, the just for the unjust, and thus satisfied the wrath of God. Instead of taking up a sword or a javelin today our role is to hold up and point the world to the cross as the ultimate remedy for a virus, mass deception and spiritual darkness conceived and empowered by sin. The heart of men and women bound and captivated by sin is the ultimate culprit!
Yet there is something more we must notice from this text.
After atonement was made, “then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Harass the Midianites, and attack them; for they harassed you with their schemes by which they seduced you…” (Num 25:17-18).
The Hebrew word translated harass means, to bind up or wrap up. The word translated schemes refers to their deception, cunning and wiles. The Amplified translates the verse like this: “And the Lord said to Moses, provoke hostilities with the Midianites and attack them; For they harass you with their wiles, with which they have beguiled you…”After atonement was made, the armies of God were to rise-up and do the bidding of the Lord.
Looking at this verse from the book of Numbers, two N.T. scriptures come to mind.
First, Jesus said, “whatever you bind, (tie up) on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose, (unbind, untie) on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven” (Matt 18:18-19)
Second, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matt 11:12).
As most of you are aware, there is no time to waste. While we certainly have enemies without (foreign), the ones who pose the immediate and greatest threat are entrenched within (domestic).
If these truly are the last of the last days and the antichrist system is about to go live, then all that will play out in time. That is certainly a possibility. However, what if it is not that time yet? What if you and I are in position and ready for what we have been waiting and prepared for all our lives? What if the great awakening and the great reckoning has arrived?
Additional Prayer Points: (to be included with the prayer strategies found at www.presidentialprayerwatch.com)
PRAY IN AGREEMENT:
#1 – As in Isaiah 22 we pray (declare) that anyone still giving counsel to the president and who is a part of his Coronavirus task force that is not ordained of God be immediately removed, (tossed like a ball as was Shebna), driven out of his/her office and pulled down from his or her position.
#2 – As in Eph 5 we pray (declare) that those working to uncover or expose the hidden works of darkness, (enemies and traitors to our constitution) be protected and kept from the grip of the powers of darkness. Pray they would succeed in their efforts beyond their imagination.
#3 – As in Matt 10 we pray (declare) that those using the Coronavirus for their own political or economic advancement would be exposed and their works uncovered for all to see. We pray it will happen in such a way the liberal media will have no choice but to cover it.
#4 – As in Jn 8:32 we pray (declare) that those who would use or manipulate the actual data and numbers surrounding the cases and deaths from COVID 19 be exposed and the correct numbers, nothing but the truth, would be made known setting the captive, including entire nations, free.
#5 – As in Jer 9:3 we pray (declare) that those from the media (social or on air), political leaders and any who, “have bent their tongues for lies” be immediately silenced as written in Ps 55:9.
#6 - Pray (declare) governors, mayors, congressmen and women, physicians, etc. be loosed from any deception and become the opposite of what Jeremiah saw. Pray they would now become “valiant for the truth on the earth” in their area of influence.
#7 – As in Deut 8:18 Pray (declare) that God will give business owners supernatural “power to get wealth”. Pray (declare) that the current ‘stay at home’ orders would be overturned, bound up on earth as they already are in heaven. Pray these businesses and industries be loosed from the chains around them.
#8 – As in Isaiah 54:17 Pray (declare) no weapon (plot or scheme) fashioned to present vaccinations as the remedy for the virus be spoiled, over-turned, proven to be wrong.
#9 – Pray (declare) that any effort to infiltrate the protests going on in many states and would seek to cause violence or something evil which could then be blamed on the protesters be exposed and fail. We bind up such activity from taking place in Jesus Name!
#10 – As in Ex 15 Pray (declare) God will arise as a “man of war” and from the blasts of His nostrils (vs 8), the virus and any scheme to use it for evil be blown away and consumed like stubble (vs 7).
#11 – Pray (declare) as in Esther that just the opposite of what the enemies of God have planned would occur. Pray a great harvest of souls would now come into the Kingdom from all over the earth.
#12 – Continue to pray the imprecatory prayers from the Psalms but pray them in a way that relates to this current crisis.
Thank you for your faithfulness!
KEEP IN MIND: The next Presidential Prayer Watch Monthly Night Watch will take place a week from this Friday, May 1. We will try and send out another reminder.