“I Must Have America”


I am unashamed of the love I have for America. It is not an arrogant love, believing we are superior to other people. Nor is it a selfish love, believing we’re more important than other people. “For God so loved the world…” is the heart of the gospel; Yahweh loves the beggar in Calcutta as much as He loves the billionaire in Silicon Valley. My love for America is based on patriotism - I freely admit that I love my homeland - but it is also spiritual.


In 2000, the Lord imparted to me His passion and heart for America. He loves us and needs us. The United States has a unique assignment, being birthed by God to trumpet the gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the earth. As He and I wept together on that sacred occasion, His words are forever seared into my heart and soul: “I MUST have America.”


And He will!


Approaching the weekend when many will be celebrating our national birthday, I want to share with you some words from our founders. Their passion and eloquence were profound, far more so than I could ever generate. Let the fire of their love, dedication, and patriotism penetrate your soul. The first quote is from Patrick Henry, who was arguing in favor of going to war for our independence:


“The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery…Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings…We must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!


“They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three million people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.


“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”(1)


Amazing! Fiery eloquence!


The following quote is from John Adams, a founding father and second President of the United States. When Adams was elected as a Boston delegate in 1770, he knew it was considered treason to the king of England; Adams believed the decision would cost him everything. He informed his wife Abigail: “I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and the ruin of our children. I give you this warning, that you may prepare your mind for your fate.”(2)


Abigail’s response, through tears, was: “Well, I am willing in this cause to run all risks with you, and be ruined with you, if you are ruined.”(3)


Adams later stated to Abigail: “I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these states. Yet through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means.”(4)


Adams, referred to by Thomas Jefferson as a “colossus of Independence,” died 50 years later on July 4th, 1826. Amazingly, Jefferson did, as well. It was as though both men willed themselves to live until that landmark 50th birthday of America. Two of Adam’s last words: “Independence forever.”(5)


Incredible.


And here is one more poignant quote. When the delegates to the Continental Congress reached an impasse attempting to write our Constitution, Ben Franklin made the following appeal:


“The small progress we have made after 4 or 5 weeks [of] close attendance and continual reasonings with each other…is [I think] a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding…


“…how has it happened. Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly [asking] the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine Protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend?


“I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that ‘except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall be become a reproach and a bye word down to future age.


“I, therefore, beg leave to move - that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in His Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service.”(6)


Thus began the tradition of opening Congress with prayer. Let’s follow suit and pray for America.


Pray with me:


We thank You, Father, for raising up our nation to propagate the gospel of Yeshua and His Kingdom to the entire world. We are honored to be part of this nation. Today, we honor those You used to birth America. We are grateful for their commitment to You, their love of liberty, and their understanding of our biblical rights and responsibilities.


We ask You to give us more men and women like them. Give us leaders who are brilliant, people of great character, and individuals who will honor You and Your ways. Deliver us from those who oppose Your ways and laws, who do not love our nation, and who have proven to be foolish and ignorant.


In this season when we celebrate our birth as a nation, we are careful to remember Your purpose in creating us. We were born to serve You and the nations of the world. Give us servant hearts once again. And restore us spiritually to the degree that the gospel is trumpeted from this land with the greatest force and power that has ever been seen. Send worldwide revival! We believe this will occur. We are asking for it in the name of Jesus, Amen


Our decree:


We decree that God-honoring, Bible-believing, brilliant and patriotic leaders are being raised up to restore the destiny and greatness of America.



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  1. https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/learn/deep-dives/give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death/

  2. Bennett, William J. Our Sacred Honor: Words of Advice fro the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997), p 40.

  3. Ibid.

  4. Ibid.

  5. Adams, John. July 4, 1826.

  6. Franklin, Benjamin. “Constitutional Convention Address on Prayer.” June 28, 1787. Philadelphia, PA.

Is Food Being Used As A Weapon?


At times I feel the need to bring you up to date on issues that are not pleasant to talk about. Today is one of those days. For several months, I have been concerned about likely international food shortages in the near future. Financial experts, farmers, and prophets are now predicting this. My purpose today is not to put fear in you - we must not yield to fear - but to alert the praying church. We MUST pray and if led to do so, make wise plans. Today we are sharing parts of an article by Angela Rodriguez and published by Intercessors For America, that explains what is coming. (You can read the entire informative article here.)


“Since the beginning of time, food has been used as a weapon. Generals have utilized it to starve out the enemy, while dictators have wielded it to punish their own citizens. No matter what the reason, the food supply is perhaps the most powerful weapon that can be used to control a population of people.


“When the Covid crisis began, supply chain problems popped up around the globe, leading to outbreaks of fear-based irrational behavior. Who can forget the Great Toilet Paper Crisis where desperate people were seen wrestling each other over a pack of Charmin?


“The supply chain issues have intensified since the war in Ukraine. Your own eyes tell the tale when you walk into a supermarket, only to find your favorite cereal is missing, and the loaf of bread or bag of chips you bought in 2021 is now costing you almost a dollar more. Many of us notice 30% (or more) increases in our favorite food items, well above the published inflation rates of 8 or even 9%...


“Back in mid-May, economist James Rickards posted an article where he laid out the reasons why we could see more food supply issues in the near future. He wrote, ‘[I]n the Northern Hemisphere, the planting season for 2022 is well underway. Crops were planted in March and April. Based on that, you can already form estimates of output for September and October during the harvest season…plantings have been far below normal in 2022, either due to lack of fertilizer, or because of fertilizer's higher costs, farmers simply chose to plant less. This predictable shortage is in addition to the much greater shortages due to the fact that Russian output is sanctioned, and Ukrainian output is nonexistent because it’s at war.’


“Projecting ahead to October–December of 2022, means that countries who rely the most on importing grain will not be able to get the amount needed. According to Rickards, ‘The combined population of countries that get between 70%-100% of their imports from Russia or Ukraine is 700 million people. That’s 10% of the population… you’re looking at a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions, probably the worst since the Black Death of the 14th century.’


“With some farmers paying two to three times last year’s price [for fertilizer], it’s inevitable that the consumer will absorb much of this cost. Farmers in North Carolina (USA) say they are feeling the impact of inflation and that increased input costs are not sustainable. One farmer said that fertilizer cost is ‘up three to four times what it was a year ago…’


“Add in higher prices at the pump and you’ve got a recipe for rampant inflation. In places like the United Kingdom, farmers can’t afford to plant crops for the next season because of skyrocketing fuel and fertilizer costs. Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey declared that food prices are rising at the fastest rate in 30 years, causing ‘a very big income shock.’ He described food price increases as ‘apocalyptic.’ He warns that the UK may see a double-digit inflation rate by the end of the year…


“While the grain supply is one concern, another issue is the outbreak of diseases among animal populations. [Millions of pigs, cattle, fish, chickens, and turkeys have either mysteriously died or been euthanized...]


“Adding fuel to the fire, there’s also been a mysterious outbreak of fires in major food processing facilities across the country. One such facility, known as Azure Standard, was destroyed overnight, affecting liquid products such as honey, oil, and vinegar. A week before this, a fire erupted at Taylor Farms, where the main processing facility was destroyed. Known as a ‘major player’ in the food supply chain for both Canada and the U.S., this loss did not go unnoticed. Another fire occurred in March at the Maricopa Food Pantry in Arizona, resulting in the loss of 50,000 pounds of food. If that weren’t enough, in Minnesota, thousands of chickens died in a devastating blaze. Additional fires have flared up in Texas, Indiana, New Hampshire, Oregon, and more.


“As these incidents and shortages play out, one can’t help but wonder what the globalists are saying, or more appropriately, what’s their role in all of this? It’s no surprise that one world organizations like the United Nations are talking about food shortages. David Beasley, the current head of the UN’s world food program, is predicting a ‘perfect storm’ of global agricultural collapse. The biggest problem this year is food prices, but he warns that next year, it will morph into a food availability problem as supplies run dry. ‘In 2023 you’re going to have a food shortage problem.’


“The World Economic Forum talked about food shortages at their annual meeting in Davos which was held May 22-26, 2022. Ahead of the meeting, World Economic Forum Founder Klaus Schwab said, ‘The return of war, epidemics and the climate crisis, all those disruptive forces have derailed the global recovery…Those issues must be confronted in Davos, and the global food crisis, in particular, needs our immediate attention.’


“When it comes to the food shortage crisis one wonders if the Hegelian dialectic has come into play. This occurs when a problem is purposefully created, but the blame for the problem is placed on another source. This problem elicits a reaction, whereby people cry out for a solution. Miraculously, the same entity that created the problem now provides a solution to solve the crisis.


“In this case, is it a stretch to ponder the idea that the globalists have their climate-friendly solution for world hunger already in hand? After all, they claim to be sustainable food supply experts who must act swiftly to save the world. At the 2022 meeting, they parroted all the answers and so did their stakeholders and partners.


“...The Rockefeller Foundation had a lot to say about the global food crisis in their guide titled Reset the Table: Transforming the U.S. Food System. The objective is clearly stated: ‘One of the consistent needs we’ve heard expressed by those seeking to transform the food system is a SHARED NARRATIVE to motivate the needed changes in the systemwe articulated a narrative and a message framework focused on the long-term transformation needed in the food system.’ Further investigation of this guide reveals some common themes which are: racial justice, equity, fairness, sustainability, and shared prosperity...


“This whole narrative the globalists are creating is likely part of a greater plan–one which will have many strings attached, such as global IDs and carbon footprint trackers. As J. Michael Evans of the Alibaba group declared at the World Economic Forum’s 2022 annual meeting: “We are developing through technology the ability for consumers to measure their own carbon footprint…where they are traveling, how they are traveling, WHAT THEY ARE EATING, what they are consuming...”


“Other hints of this same agenda come from the World Bank Group. They, along with the United Nations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Secure Identity Alliance, Mastercard, the World Food Program, and others have big plans for their universal ID program that is built upon sustainable goals…


“Here’s a few questions for the Rockefeller Foundation, Alibaba, and the World Bank–Will this universal ID be mandatory in order to receive the benefits of these food systems? Will our trackable carbon footprint affect what and how much we can eat? If we defy the approved narrative, will we be locked out of the program? How will food wealth be shared from one nation to another in order to provide ‘equity’?


“The truth is that food can be used as a weapon. So, what do we do about it? Of course, we must take this issue to our Great Provider, Jesus Christ, who is very aware of the true narrative surrounding this issue. No matter what happens, we must remember that God is more than able to provide for all our needs. Like the story of Elijah and the ravens, God can use the most unique ways to sustain us. The ravens brought Elijah bread and meat twice a day. In our times of need, God will not fail us.” Let’s pray about this now.


Pray with me:


Father, we trust You as our provider. You will not forsake us in times of famine or difficulties. We resist fear - WE WILL NOT FEAR.


We do pray, however, for Your mercy and grace in this coming season. We pray against the starvation that could occur among millions of people around the world. We ask for a miracle from You to stop this from occurring.


We pray against any sinister plan by globalists to generate this food shortage in order to control people around the world. There are evil people in the world seeking to control us. We ask You to remove them from their positions of wealth and power. Dry up their funds and remove their influence.


Give strategies to Your people as they navigate through these times. May we be prepared for what is coming, both through Your supernatural provision and through wise planning. And may we, like Joseph, be used to provide for and sustain many, regardless of how difficult things become.


We pray all of this in the name of Jesus, amen.


Our decree:


We declare that God, our provider, will never fail us nor forsake us.


We are grateful for Intercessors for America as they ​blanket our nation and its leaders with prayer, taking action for biblical values, and connecting with others across our nation. As you know, we believe in IFA and what they do. Consider sending them a gift today. For more information, go to IFApray.org.


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Join us at 7PM ET, this Friday evening (7/1/2022) for Flashpoint Live. I will be joining Mario Murillo, Hank Kunneman, Lance Wallnau, Gene Bailey and other guests at the Gas South Arena in Atlanta, GA. You can go to govictory.com to register (it is a free event but they would like to know you are coming). This is going to be a tremendous gathering of believers as we TAKE BACK AMERICA!


Taking Territory for Christ


It is well worth considering that events in Scripture did not always happen as quickly as it appears they did. Though the book of Joshua can be read in a couple of hours, the conquest of Canaan under Joshua’s leadership took about seven years. The entire book covers a period of approximately 25 years. And at that point, all the tribes of Israel still had not fully conquered all of their territories (see Judges 1:27-36). At a later season in Israel’s history, after a grand and glorious beginning in the rebuilding of the Temple, they experienced a sixteen-year delay (see Ezra 3-4). Through the ministry of the prophet Haggai, courage and faith to continue were reborn.


Delays, setbacks, and long-term campaigns are not uncommon in the Kingdom of God. Though Holy Spirit has facilitated an acceleration in the pace of world evangelization, endurance and patience are still key factors. Consider the following example:


In the 1970s, Almolonga, Guatemala, was idolatrous and economically depressed. Alcoholism was rampant, poverty, and violence the norm. Families suffered terribly due to the depravity that ruled. The Gospel did not prosper; persecution of Christian leaders was common.


In 1974, a series of five-hour prayer vigils began, and shortly thereafter, God began to move. Deliverance and healings began to break forth, even resurrections from the dead. Conversions began to take place at such a rate that 90 percent of the 19,000 people in Almolonga became evangelical Christians.


The revival impacted every area of life: families, businesses, and even the produce of the land. Nicknamed “America’s Vegetable Garden,” the fields produced three harvests per year, with five-pound beets, carrots bigger than a man’s arm, and cabbages the size of basketballs.


Crime disappeared so much that, in 1994, the last of the four jails closed. Aftershocks of the revival in Almolonga continued for years.


There is hope for your city and mine. There is hope for America. We are not at the mercy of sin, sinners, politicians, satan, or demons. Refuse to place control of our destiny in any of these! Choose to believe God is wiser than the devil. If Yahweh wants to bring revival to America, and He does, then we can have revival. We, the Church, hold the keys. We are Christ’s body - His hands, feet, voice - and what He does, He will do through us. We are Plan A; there is no Plan B.


No one said it would be easy. To the contrary, words such as persecution, tribulation, fight, warfare, wrestle, endurance, and others like them are all applied to believers in Scripture. But the words victory, faith, overcomer, conqueror, power authority, harvest, and miracle are also applied to us.


I boldly declare: If we are willing to fully obey God, walk in faith and never give up, we can have anything God wants us to have. And that absolutely includes revival.

Holy Spirit gave me the following instruction in 1988 which is linked to the process of revival: Study the watchman concept again.


“I already understand the concept of watchmen,” was my humble response.


I know more than you do, was Holy Spirit’s quick and confident answer. Study the concept of the watchman again!


He was right, as usual. It was then that I discovered there was more to the concept of a watchman than just a defensive or protective meaning. There is also an offensive or aggressive aspect of watchman prayer. The Hebrew words for “watchman” are also translated as “to besiege,”(1) “spy,”(2) and “ambush”(3) (See Judges 1:24; 2 Samuel 11:16: Isaiah 1:8; Jeremiah 4:17; Psalm 56:6; 71:10). This is due to the fact that all of these activities involve watching.


Then I heard Holy Spirit say: I am going to release a fresh anointing to the Church that will enable My people to take individuals, cities, regions, and nations for Me. New strategies will emerge, fresh concepts of discerning satan’s strongholds will be released (i.e., spying), and sieges will begin. This strategy will eventually break satan’s hold over people and places.


This will be a broad work, with strategies coming from many different sources. I will reveal one part of My plan to one person, another part to others. This will take place simultaneously, and often one ministry or person will not even realize they are part of a larger plan. But as each does their part, I will be cutting off satan’s strength from different directions as My people obey Me.


This was several years ago before terms such as prayer walking, prayer journeys, spiritual mapping, identificational repentance, reconciliation ceremonies, Ekklesia, and others were being used. They may have existed in some people’s thinking, but most of the Body of Christ had never heard them. And I am relatively certain some of these phrases did not exist at all.


Since that time, literally millions of believers around the world have not only understood and embraced these concepts but have put them into practice! Of course, we have not “arrived” in our understanding, but we are progressing at an amazing pace. Twenty-five years ago, you had to look long and hard to find a ministry existing solely for the purpose of prayer. Now there are many. Several major denominations actually have entire departments committed to facilitating prayer in their churches.


Much of the praying taking place falls under this category of watchman prayer. “Spying” has taken place as the enemy’s strongholds and plans have been uncovered, discerned, and understood. “Sieges” are underway through persistent prayer all over the world. I am so confident heaven’s strategies will not fail that I have a bold prediction: During the next several decades, testimonies like those of Almolonga will become common. Let’s pray into this.


Pray with me:


Father, thank You for the privilege of partnering with You to save the world. Thank You for bringing us into Your family and giving us the joy of expanding it. You want billions of kids and You will have them.


Father, we know Holy Spirit has been on an incredible campaign to bring revelation to us of what it means to be the church. We are, indeed, Christ’s Ekklesia - His governing body on earth. We thank You, Jesus, for sharing Your authority with us. And Holy Spirit, thank You for the revelation, teaching, training, and maturity You have produced in us. We believe we are now moving into the application and fruit stage.


You have orchestrated divine sieges through our prayer efforts, Lord. You are doing this all over the world. You have been cutting off supply lines to the enemy through repentance, discernment, intercession, and decrees. We ask You to now give us the fruit of all this. May the greatest campaign of world evangelization and kingdom expansion in history go to a new level this summer.


Bring the body of Christ together in new ways. Merge the different streams on assignments. Use our distinctive gifts and understandings, maximize our strengths. Hover over the Flashpoint gathering in Atlanta this week. May the heavens literally shift as we gather for this meeting. Lead many believers to join us, both in person and through media. We are thrilled at what You are doing as You bring Your people together.


We know that we will receive the answer to this prayer because we are praying according to Your will, and doing so in the name of Jesus. Amen.


Our decree:


We declare that the prayer siege of the last 25 years will produce abundant and amazing fruit.


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Dutch Sheets, Watchman Prayer (Grand Rapids, MI: Bethany House Publishers, 2014), pp 78-82.


1. Zodhiates, Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible, 1752.

2. Strong, The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, s.v. 6822.

3. Zodhiates, Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible, 1787.