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November 1, 2020

Controlling the Atmosphere


[Beginning 9/25, and continuing through Election Day, November 3rd, Give Him 15 is joining forces with many other national prayer ministries in 40 Days of Prayer for America. Beni Johnson, Senior Pastor of Bethel Church, provides today’s prayer focus.]


“‘Those who own the airways control the atmosphere.’ I was sitting across the table from a young woman who was working with the widows and orphans of Sudan. Both my husband and I were in a room filled with incredible missionaries from all around the world; the sacrifices that these people had made was stunning. This particular woman was living in a war zone, and, when she spoke those words to me, it hit my spirit.

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 in the Passion Translation says this:


“For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.


“In this moment in time, God is wanting us to partner with Him to bring an awakening to this world. Because we have the Holy Spirit in us, we have the authority and the right to do just that. My favorite part of this scripture is where it says that we are to capture anything that opposes the Kingdom and ‘insist that it bow in obedience.’ I personally have been walking around praying, ‘I insist that this spirit of rebellion bow down.’”


Points for Prayer (By, Beni Johnson):

  • Prayer walk, knowing that there are spiritual airways we can own and bring under the authority of the Kingdom.

  • Know that we are standing in God’s authority for the freedom of our nation.

  • Know that God wants us to insist with all confidence that everything that is not of God bow to His authority.

  • Let this scripture in 2 Corinthians 10 be a guide. Allow God to give you revelation to see more ways to pray on target.

A Prayer You Can Pray:


Father, we are going to pray Your Word today. There is power in the written and spoken Word of God, even as there is in the manifested Word of God—Jesus. You have granted Your people the ability to speak the Word and see it be effectual, going forth to do Your will until it is fully performed. We will use that sword of the Lord as we speak it against our personal enemies, as well as those of the Church and the nation. We will declare it aloud in our homes, our businesses, and as we prayer walk and prayer drive our neighborhoods. We will declare and decree it over America! We will watch the authority of it transform the atmosphere and society.


Using 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 (TPT), we say, “For although we live in the natural realm, we don’t wage a military campaign employing human weapons, using manipulation to achieve our aims. Instead, our spiritual weapons are energized with divine power to effectively dismantle the defenses behind which people hide. We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One. Since we are armed with such dynamic weaponry, we stand ready to punish any trace of rebellion, as soon as you choose complete obedience.” In Jesus’ mighty name we pray, amen.


Today’s Decree:


We insist that satan’s plans against America bow down in obedience to Christ!


Learn more about Beni Johnson and Bethel Church here.