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I invite you to join me each day as we pray for our nation until the election crisis has resolved. I’ll be reading the daily Give Him 15, making comments, and then we will pray together. You can join me here as we Appeal to Heaven for America.



Thanksgiving Day 2020

The following is the Presidential Proclamation for Thanksgiving Day 2019 from President Donald J. Trump. It is so encouraging to read these words that recount the nation’s covenant with God and honor the Lord. [At the time of this writing, the president’s 2020 Proclamation had not yet been released, but you will be able to find it today at www.whitehouse.gov.] Ceci and I pray your Thanksgiving Day celebration is filled with the goodness of God to you and your families and friends. In all your celebrating, remember Him!

“On Thanksgiving Day, we remember with reverence and gratitude the bountiful blessings afforded to us by our Creator, and we recommit to sharing in a spirit of thanksgiving and generosity with our friends, neighbors, and families.

“Nearly four centuries ago, determined individuals with a hopeful vision of a more prosperous life and an abundance of opportunities made a pilgrimage to a distant land. These Pilgrims embarked on their journey across the Atlantic at great personal risk, facing unforeseen trials and tribulations, and unforetold hardships during their passage. After their arrival in the New World, a harsh and deadly winter took the lives of nearly half their population. Those who survived remained unwavering in their faith and foresight of a future rich with liberty and freedom, enduring every impediment as they established one of our Nation’s first settlements. Through God’s divine providence, a meaningful relationship was forged with the Wampanoag Tribe, and through their unwavering resolve and resilience, the Pilgrims enjoyed a bountiful harvest the following year. The celebration of this harvest lasted 3 days and saw Pilgrims and Wampanoag seated together at the table of friendship and unity. That first Thanksgiving provided an enduring symbol of gratitude that is uniquely sewn into the fabric of our American spirit.

“More than 150 years later, it was in this same spirit of unity that President George Washington declared a National Day of Thanksgiving following the Revolutionary War and the ratification of our Constitution. Less than a century later, that hard-won unity came under duress as the United States was engaged in a civil war that threatened the very existence of our Republic. Following the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, in an effort to unite the country and acknowledge ‘the gracious gifts of the Most High God,’ President Abraham Lincoln asked the American people to come together and ‘set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.’ Today, this tradition continues with millions of Americans gathering each year to give their thanks for the same blessings of liberty for which so many brave patriots have laid down their lives to defend during the Revolutionary War and in the years since.

“Since the first settlers to call our country home landed on American shores, we have always been defined by our resilience and propensity to show gratitude even in the face of great adversity, always remembering the blessings we have been given in spite of the hardships we endure. This Thanksgiving, we pause and acknowledge those who will have empty seats at their table. We ask God to watch over our service members, especially those whose selfless commitment to serving our country and defending our sacred liberty has called them to duty overseas during the holiday season. We also pray for our law enforcement officials and first responders as they carry out their duties to protect and serve our communities. As a Nation, we owe a debt of gratitude to both those who take an oath to safeguard us and our way of life as well as to their families, and we salute them for their immeasurable sacrifices.

“As we gather today with those we hold dear, let us give thanks to Almighty God for the many blessings we enjoy. United together as one people, in gratitude for the freedoms and prosperity that thrive across our land, we acknowledge God as the source of all good gifts. We ask Him for protection and wisdom and for opportunities this Thanksgiving to share with others some measure of what we have so providentially received.

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.” (Psalm 107:1; BSB)


Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:


  • Thank the Lord for His mercy and the continued bountiful blessings He bestows upon our nation.

  • Thank Him for sending the Pilgrims and other early Christian settlers to covenant together with Him and to establish His purposes for America.

  • Proclaim, “We thank You, Lord, for the sacrifices of our Christian brothers and sisters in the past. May those sacrifices be forever honored by future generations of believers who continue to enjoy the blessings of the covenants that were established with You in those days.”

  • Thank the Lord for President Donald J. Trump as he leads us in recounting God’s faithfulness and thanking Him for His goodness. Bless him for his God-fearing leadership.

A prayer you can pray:


Father, we are thankful for the United States of America. We are thankful for the covenants our Christian forefathers made with You. They sacrificed more than we can ever imagine in order to fulfill Your will in their generation. They knew they were sent here to dedicate this land to You and Your divine purposes. Therefore, we thank You, Lord, for those sacrifices made so long ago. May those that prayed, endured much hardship, fought, and established America be forever honored by future generations of believers. We are so grateful for the blessings of the covenants that were established with You in those days.


May every believer today remember to thank You for those covenants. Your promises are eternal. We may break them, but You never do. You will always find a way to partner with Your Ekklesia to see them restored, when we humble ourselves in prayer before You. For that mercy extended to us time and again, and so many other things, we thank You.


We are grateful as well for President Donald Trump. He has been a gift to this nation, Lord. He has been one that You can count on to listen to Godly counsel, and expose the dark forces coming against Your plans and covenant. He can see Your plan as Christian leaders have presented it to him. We bless him for he gives honor to Your name and he honors our Christian heritage and history. Provide the grace he needs to continue to lead this great country. Provide mercy for America to maintain our covenants with You. Amen.

Today’s decree:


We acknowledge God alone as the source of all good gifts, including the freedoms and prosperity that thrive in the United States of America.


I invite you to join me each day as we pray for our nation until the election crisis has resolved. I’ll be reading the daily Give Him 15, making comments, and then we will pray together. You can join me here as we Appeal to Heaven for America.

Fighting for Life

Wisconsin is one of the 6 states where we are contending for accurate election results. It’s extremely important that this nation stand for Life. We know God honors the choosing of life for the unborn. Wisconsin has been a battleground state over the issue of abortion. In today’s post, former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker discusses how the election of pro-life leaders ensures life for the unborn. He made these comments on a Students for Life Facebook post. As we pray for Wisconsin’s election results, this discussion reminds us of one of the key reasons we are fighting this battle on our knees.

“When my wife, Tonette, was pregnant with our first-born, we proudly showed off his first baby photo. It was his ultrasound picture. Our son, Matt, was turned on his side. You could see him holding his hand up to his mouth and sucking his thumb. We were both pro-life before that. But seeing that image of a living, human being at just a few weeks old and able to perform human actions made it crystal clear that life is the only choice.

“During the eight years before I was sworn in as the governor of Wisconsin, the state had a pro-abortion governor. It did not matter that we had strong pro-life majorities in both houses of the state legislature. A pro-abortion person in that position has the power to block common sense pro-life legislation. During my time as governor of Wisconsin, I proudly signed a bill into law that requires everyone seeking an abortion to be shown an ultrasound image of their unborn baby. The hope was that when a woman felt stuck, women who were in crisis, and women who felt as though abortion was their only option would recognize the humanity of the life growing inside of them. When people realize that abortion stops a beating heart, we save lives.

“I was able to sign multiple pieces of pro-life legislation into law, and almost certainly saved countless lives. We defunded Planned Parenthood in our first budget and put the money into non-controversial programs that truly help women’s health. We prioritized life-affirming women’s services over pro-abortion pregnancy services. We encouraged other lawmakers to support pro-life measures, speak at pro-life events, and even speak to the media regarding pro-life ideas.

“It’s not always easy. Pro-life elected officials often face tremendous pressure from the media, sometimes even from donors, to back away from pro-life positions. But standing up for pro-life officials can literally be the difference between life and death. It is so important to affirm pro-life officials, give them support, encourage them, and organize others to do the same.

“We’re winning the battles to protect life all across America, but we can’t stop now. Too many unborn children are counting on us. All it takes is one elected official to say, ‘No more,’ in order to save countless lives.”

You can find all states’ positions on abortion here.

“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” (Psalm 127:3-5 NIV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  • Tell the Lord how You personally feel about abortion. If that term has become unemotional to you, say, “the killing of babies.”

  • Identificationally repent for this sin in your state and in America. Decry how callous we have become toward it.

  • Ask God to raise up more elected leaders, such as former Governor Scott Walker, who will stand firmly against the practice, working to defund it and end it.

  • Declare Psalm 127:3-5.

  • Know your state’s position on abortion so you can continue to actively pursue the ending of it there.

A prayer you can pray:

God, we cannot come to You enough over the issue of life for the unborn in America. We can’t fathom it and we can’t tolerate it. This heinous and idolatrous practice must end. We have fed that demonic principality, Moloch, too many of our innocent offspring. We have sacrificed at his altar for too many selfish reasons. We have gone there out of fear, shame, inconvenience, and threat. We have justified our actions to the point that our hearts and consciences have grown calloused. Some have even begun a movement to rejoice in their abortions. They say they could never have been successful if they had given birth to the child. Dear God, forgive us.

Thank You for raising up those we can elect to public office, like former Governor Scott Walker, who will stand for the life of the unborn. Thank you for his public voice to affirm life and educate the public and other lawmakers on the travesty of this practice. Thank you that he is able to help other elected leaders know what to do to change legislation in their state so that life is honored there, also. Give him greater influence and raise up others. Let the laws of the land shift toward life at both the federal and the state levels. Let government funding for abortion be completely cut off. Women must be challenged to think about the life within them and not just their own life. Men must be brought to conviction for supporting a partner’s “decision,” paying for abortions, and even threatening their partners into aborting their children. Abortion must end in America! We say, “Children are a blessing from You, Lord. They are our heritage and we are blessed when You give them to us. We will contend in court against the opponents of life and find favor for the babies in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Today’s decree:

America chooses life! We will elect leaders who will end abortion in America!


I invite you to join me each day as we pray for our nation until the election crisis has resolved. I’ll be reading the daily Give Him 15, making comments, and then we will pray together. You can join me here as we Appeal to Heaven for America.


[When we refer to kings and priests, or kingly and priestly functions, we are not talking about priests being those in full-time ministry, and kings as those in the workforce. That is a teaching that has circulated in the body of Christ that is not biblically accurate. We all, regardless of our vocation, move in the kingly and priestly anointings of the Lord.]

Priestly and Kingly Intercession – Both Are Needed


God us using our prayers and decrees, causing us to partner with Him for His will to be released in America. I am a teacher and therefore, feel it is extremely important that you have an understanding of why we pray AND decree.

As part of today’s GH15 devotional, I am sharing a teaching and a story from my book, Giants Will Fall. This will give you more understanding of how and why we are functioning as an Ekklesia.

“As I studied the spiritual functions of both kings and priests, it became clear that priests represent the needs of people to God, while kings represent the rule of God. Whether through prayers, petitions, or sacrifices to atone for sin, priests presented the needs and requests of humankind TO HEAVEN; while through laws, decrees, and righteous judgments, kings presented heaven’s rule TO EARTH.

“As Christ’s priestly intercessors, we represent the needs of people to God. In His name, we petition heaven on behalf of them, asking for God’s mercy, forgiveness, and provision. There are other times when we represent Christ in the Kingly, ambassadorial role. In these cases, we do not petition heaven, but command—for that is what the Greek text communicates in the Lord’s Prayer—Christ’s Kingdom to come and His will to be done (see Matthew 6:10).

“In 1980, I was asked to pray for a newborn baby with a fractured skull. During a difficult birth, the doctor had used forceps to deliver the baby, and in the process had inadvertently fractured his skull. As I began to pray, Holy Spirit led me to command healing into this infant’s skull. I decreed that in the powerful name of Jesus, the baby’s skull was being healed.

“It happened instantly! Through this miracle the mother was born-again, and at church the following Sunday I had the privilege of dedicating this baby to Jesus.

“That is kingly intercession.

“Priests request; kings command and decree. Priests pray; kings rule. Priests operate in humility, kings in boldness. We must function in both aspects of these callings, just as Christ does. David, though a great worshipper and intercessor, wasn’t modeling priestly activity when he faced Goliath; he was demonstrating kingly authority.

“And like David, we must take out the giants.

“There’s a new breed of warrior arising in the earth. Worshipping warriors. Priestly warriors, but warriors, nonetheless. They will know their authority as emissaries of the King, and as representatives of heaven’s kingdom on earth. These ambassadors will issue heaven’s commands over nations, people groups, and individuals. They will be Christ’s Ekklesia—liberators, deliverers, and enforcers.”

Rise up, Ekklesia, and represent Christ in His priestly AND kingly role in our nation!


GIVE HIM 15 MINUTES IN PRAYER:


  • Lord, teach me how to function in my priestly and kingly role. I want to be Your ambassador for America’s future!

  • I choose this day, to function in my priestly role bringing America before your throne. I pray for Your mercy to be upon our land.

  • I also will function in my kingly role, declaring Your will to be done in America! Holy Spirit, bring us a righteous leader who will defend the sanctity of life and honor You.

  • I will be part of the new breed of worshipping warriors enforcing your victory on the earth and in America!

  • Lord, I choose to partner with You and release YOUR will into America!


PRAYER YOU CAN PRAY:


Thank you, Lord, for bringing me more understanding about my priestly and kingly role in prayer. When I know your will, I can now partner with You as your ambassador, declaring Your will into the earth.


Today I appeal to heaven for Your will to rule and reign in America. I decree that nothing will stop America’s reset! I declare that evil will turn on itself as Your light shines on the dark places. We command the powers of darkness that are covering and hiding evil to cease and desist as the light of truth shines upon them. We pray that the truth will shine forth as bright as the noonday light!


In Jesus’ name...Amen.


DECREE:


I decree that You are moving and operating behind the scenes to bring victory to America!


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