God’s Call to Men
My good friend Ken Malone recently sent me a dream. The dream is regarding a fresh call by Holy Spirit to men. There have been powerful moves of God involving men in America’s past such as Full Gospel Business Men’s Association in the 1970s and Promise Keepers in the 1990s. Both of these movements were powerfully used by the Lord. It is time for another.
Just as in dreams you have heard me mention in past GH15 posts, I am in Ken’s dream. God is not saying I am to lead the movement spoken of in the dream. As a leader in the prayer movement, I represent calling men to prayer. Ken shares:
“On August 24, 2021, the Lord gave me a dream. I believe it is for now as we birth a third great awakening in America.
“In the dream, my wife, Cheryl, and I are attending a service where Dutch Sheets will be speaking. We enter the building, and I quickly discern that the spiritual atmosphere does not feel conducive to a move of God or revival. Something isn’t right. As we move further into the facility, we see that Dutch is sitting in the middle of the right hand section of the room. This is unusual since speakers are typically seated on the front row. Cheryl and I then find a seat next to Dutch and begin a conversation with him. Two retired pastors are leading worship as the service begins. It is music from an older type of worship, very much an old wineskin. The spiritual climate moves from bad to worse. The service is lifeless and needs to shift!
“The time comes for Dutch to speak. As he approaches to receive the microphone, one of the worship leaders refuses to hand it over. What is typically a smooth transition has now become a ‘tug of war.’ That which is retired and lifeless - the old - tries to hold onto control. The former does not want to give way to the new. Finally, Dutch wrestles the mic from the worship leader’s hand. The battle is both physical and spiritual! As he takes the microphone, the spiritual atmosphere begins to change.
“Dutch lifts the hand-held mic and before he can even speak, Holy Spirit manifests in a powerful way. In the service, there are one hundred men - two from each state. As the Spirit of the Lord manifests, every man in the house falls to the floor, laying prostrate before God. They begin weeping and travailing in birthing prayer for their state and also for the nation. The cry of each man is deep, and the groans and travail are intense like one might hear when a woman gives birth. This groaning, however, was truly born of the Spirit. Holy Spirit was calling men to give birth to the greatest move of God in America’s history.
“Dutch then begins to identify each man and their state. He comes to me and says, ‘I know this man; he is Ken Malone from Florida.’ The travail continues as each man remains on the floor, unable to move. Prayers are being released that will shift the nation. I realize in the dream that Yahweh’s approval is on each of them as they have abandoned their desires and embraced His. Each man’s wife was standing beside her husband as he prayed. I knew these women were watching over their spouses to make sure nothing interfered with their intercession.
“I then heard the Lord say, ‘I’m calling MEN to birth revival in this nation through prayer. This is the game-changer.’
“Several scriptures came to me:
‘A voice of uproar from the city, a voice from the temple, the voice of the Lord who is rendering recompense to His enemies. Before she travailed, she brought forth; Before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.’ (Isaiah 66:6-8 NASB)
“From Jeremiah 30:6 (NASB): ‘Ask now, and see if a male can give birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale?’
“And Psalm 42:7 (NASB): ‘Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls;
All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.’”
The dream ends. Ken continues to share:
“I awoke weeping for America. I fell asleep again, and the dream continued. I was travailing again for my state and for America. When I awoke the second time, my body was shaking as I wept deeply for our nation. The second dream ended.
“I am grateful for the men and women who have led the current prayer movement across America. However, over the years, most of our prayer gatherings have consisted primarily of faithful women who have answered the call of intercession. I’m so thankful for them, and for the few men who have joined them. We are where we are because of the faithful crying out to Yahweh on behalf of our great nation.
“However, there is a call from heaven today to the hearts of men, a call for male prayer warriors to also arise. It is a cry for men to become raw and passionate before the Lord in their dedication and commitment to Him. Holy Spirit desires for men to groan and travail in prayer for America. Nations can shift and turn to our Lord through the birthing prayer of not only women, but also men.
“As I have shared this dream, many men have answered the call to prayer. I have found that men do want to pray and intercede. There is a deep desire within their hearts to help birth a third great awakening in this nation that will surpass both the first and second great awakenings.
“I have also seen that men are waiting to be led; they must be led by other strong men. Iron sharpens iron (see Psalm 27:17). Many men are yet untrained in prayer but are passionate warriors. These men have become fed up with the current state of America and want to do their part to see change. When trained and properly led, their intercession becomes fervent, without the filters of religion. They must be taught and empowered, then encouraged to do this work of intercession. We need to encourage men to become unrestrained prayer warriors! Religion and demonic powers have worked hard to keep MEN out of the seats of authority assigned to them by our Heavenly Father, but many are ready to go to battle for their families, cities, states, and nation.
“In the dream, religion wanted to restrain and hold back God’s power. Second Timothy 3:5 tells us that many pretend to have a respect for God but want nothing to do with his power. This must change.
“In the dream, each wife was watching (being a watchman) over her husband. They refused to allow anything to interfere with their husbands hearing and fulfilling the call Holy Spirit was bringing them. Not only were they guarding their husbands, but they were in complete agreement with this travailing prayer, and with them becoming spiritual leaders for their household and nation.
“I am calling on men to appeal to heaven in prayer, travail, and intercession for this nation. I believe that through them, Yahweh can bring great change to America!”
Pray with me:
Father, as men, we boldly come face to face with You. We turn our hearts toward Your desire for America to return to You. We commit today that we will answer this call of intercession. Connect us with other men who have no agenda except to make Jesus king over their lives. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.
As men, we determine to fight through prayer. We will not be bogged down by the restraints of religion. Father, we decree that we will answer the call in this era. We will fight in prayer.
We declare that America will not die! We declare that You, Father, will remember Your covenant with our country and will have mercy on us! We decree that hearts will be turned to You and You will save America! We decree today that Your Kingdom is coming and Your will is being done!
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Today’s post was contributed by Ken Malone. You can find out more about Ken here.