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February 18, 2018

From Intimacy to Intimidation and Back Again

Just before I recently spoke in Israel, the Lord said to Chuck, “I’m going to pioneer Hebron again.” Neither of us knew what that meant, but Chuck told me I needed to speak on it. So, I asked the Lord about it and He reminded me that Hebron had been a stronghold of giants in the days of Joshua. Hebron was very significant in the life of Abraham. It means “friendship” or “intimacy”. It also connotes a strong alliance or covenantal relationship born of intimacy. Because of that, Abraham, the covenantal friend of God is buried in Hebron. Sometime between Abraham and Joshua, giants had overthrown the Hebron and taken it over. In fact, Arbah, the greatest of all the giants ruled it and renamed it Kiriath Arbah. In Genesis 13, when the Israelites went in to spy out the land, three of Arbah’s descendants ruled it. It was this knowledge that caused them to fear and think there was no way to take on the giants and fortified cities. So, the place that used to represent intimate relationship with God was now keeping them away from their inheritance.

“And the Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: ‘Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever. And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that if a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered. Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.” (Genesis 13:14-17; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Thank God for this nation’s partnership with Israel in this generation. It is important for our destiny and for Israel’s.

  2. Understand that demonic giants will oppose God’s plans, especially where the destiny of nations is in play.

  3. Declare that the Body of Christ will have a faith that can stand strong against America’s giants

  4. Decree that intimacy with God will be restored to this nation as revival pours across the land.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we thank you for our President who made a secure partnership with Israel in our generation. May both nations be blessed, as a result. I know the enemy does not like this and wants to raise up an army of giants against Your plans. I declare that Your Church will arise in a new level of faith that can withstand that demonic threats. We will intercede, declare and decree Your purposes in the face of the taunting, until we see Your Kingdom manifest in our generation. We decree that we will see revival in America, as we stand firm! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today’s decree:

I decree that the covenant promises of God are coming to America!