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December 8, 2023

“No Trespassing”


Yesterday, I shared a little about kairos times; the word means “strategic time; the right time; the opportune point of time at which something should or must be done."(1) Kairos prayers are those prayed in response to Holy Spirit’s warnings, or during crises. Hebrews 4:16 tells us to approach God’s throne of grace boldly, obtaining grace and mercy in those times (kairos) of need. In the post, I related an amazing testimony regarding a kairos situation, a kairos prayer, and a kairos answer. Here is another amazing testimony.


Gale Mummert, a member of our fellowship in Colorado Springs, shared the remarkable testimony of her family’s protection during a kairos time of danger in Lancaster, Texas.


“As we were driving home in threatening weather, my husband, Gene, turned on the radio for a local report. Funnel clouds had, indeed, been spotted nearby. After arriving home, things grew strangely calm.


“In a short while, the wind started to blow fiercely. Trees were bent over, and the walls of the house began to flutter. Windows rattled and hail beat on the carport. ‘Get into the hall and close the doors,’ my husband shouted. ‘Get pillows, blankets and a flashlight.’


“‘Nana, I’m scared,’ cried our five-year-old grandson, William.


“‘Jesus will take care of us. Don’t be afraid,’ I told him.


“Suddenly, sirens began to go off in our small town. The walls moved as though they weren't anchored to anything. ‘If we are not in a tornado, we are close.’ shouted Gene as he ran into the hall.


“‘Link arms and sit on the floor,’ I said.


"’I love you,’ Gene said to us as he surrounded us with blankets and pillows, covered us with his body, and enveloped us with his arms. A mighty rushing wind was all around us and sucked us together into a ball. ‘Pray! Keep praying,’ he said.


"’God Almighty, help us!’ we screamed.


“Explosion!


“Windows shattered, glass flew everywhere. Another explosion. The walls caved in. Debris shot everywhere like arrows toward their target.


"’Jesus, help us! You are our Savior! You are our King!’ my voice cried. I looked up - the roof was falling on us. A ladder crashed down on my husband.


"’Now start praising Him,’ Gene shouted through the wind.


“The next blast was the worst. There was nothing we could do. Only He could help us. Everything was out of control, but we knew the sovereignty of God. We knew we were at the point of death, but we shouted, ‘Thank You, Jesus! Thank You, Lord!’


“Suddenly, peace filled me like a flood. A sweet voice filled my heart, ‘I've heard your cry for help. I've bent the heavens for you. No matter what happens around you, I'm here protecting you.’ Tears flooded my face and I knew Jesus was protecting us. It seemed His arms had surrounded us. I knew we would be safe.


“The tornado was over. The rain beat down on us with a force I had never felt before. We were safe. ‘Mama, I see the sky,’ little William said.


"’William, that's because the roof is gone. We probably won't have any walls, either,’ Gene informed him.


"’I'm so thankful we're okay,’ our daughter Wendy cried. ‘Jesus protected us, didn't He?’ Though buried under tons of debris, our hair covered with insulation and glass, we were okay. Just a few minor injuries.”(1)


The Mummerts may no longer have physical walls, but they had spiritual walls! Paga, building walls and boundaries of protection through intercession, had protected them. In my book Intercessory Prayer, I relate the following testimony:


“I heard a guest lecturer at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas, tell another interesting story involving not a kairos moment, but a kairos season of building boundaries (paga) of protection.


“He had a vivid reocurring dream, which he felt strongly was a warning from the Lord, of his married daughter dying. In the dream, he was not shown how her death happened, but he felt strongly that satan had a well-laid plan to take his daughter’s life. So as not to alarm her, he told only his son-in-law, and the two of them began to intercede (paga) daily for her safety. They were building boundaries (paga) of protection around her.


“This minister related how several times each day - while he worked, drove his car, walked, whenever it came to mind - he would bind satan’s plan to take his daughter’s life. Then he would declare the protection of the Lord over her.


“About a month later - remember, I said this was a kairos season and mentioned he prayed daily - his daughter received a promotion at work. With the promotion came a life insurance policy that mandated a physical exam.


“At one point in the process, after a blood sample had been taken, a doctor addressed her in a near panic with the question and comments, ‘Lady, what have you been doing in your diet? We can find no potassium in you. There is no reasonable explanation as to why you’re alive. When this deficiency occurs, a person can feel fine but suddenly drop dead. We must get you to the hospital immediately and begin to replenish the potassium.’


“The daughter lived, of course. She had been on a strange diet for several weeks, during which she had eaten only one or two kinds of food. Though there was no medical explanation as to why she lived, we know the spiritual explanation: a boundary (paga) of protection was built in the spirit through prayer.”(3)


Regardless of what may be occurring around you, you can abide in the secret place of the Most High God (Psalm 91). Post “No Trespassing” signs around you and yours daily. Refuse to allow demonic encroachment. “No evil…no plague…” the Psalm says. A while back, I read this Psalm over you, but I want to do so again today as our prayer. I am including it, so you can read along with me, out loud. I encourage you to do so daily.


Pray with me:


“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!’ For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings, you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day, the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.


A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent.


For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, that you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down. ‘Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life, I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.’” (Psalm 91 NASB)


Our decree:


The Lord is our Shepherd; therefore, we fear no evil! (Psalm 23:1, 4)


Click on the link below to watch the full video.



Portions of today’s post were taken from my book Intercessory Prayer, Published by Baker Books.


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  1. James Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990), reference no. 2540.

  2. Dutch Sheets, Intercessory Prayer (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books), pp. 97-99.

  3. Ibid., pp. 101-102.






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