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- January 21, 2022
For a Time Such as This Today, the March For Life will take place in Washington D.C. Every year on or near the anniversary of Roe versus Wade, thousands of people gather in our nation’s Capital to pray and make a stand for life. I am mentioning this in today’s post, not only to support the March, but also as a reminder to keep praying for the Supreme Court Justices as they prepare to vote regarding the abortion case before them. Even though the case was heard in December, they can change their votes up until the time the decision is announced. We are well able to carry this prayer assignment through to completion. God does not put assignments in front of us that He has not prepared us to accomplish. The following insights and vision from Gina Gholston are wonderful reminders of this: “I have always loved the story of Esther. I’m amazed by how calculated every move was that positioned her to be in the right place at the right time, enabling her to step into her destiny. This destiny not only changed Esther’s life, but was instrumental in saving her people from the wicked plots of Haman. As I was reading this account of Esther’s life a while back, God said to me, ‘It’s time to BE what you’ve been becoming!’ He continued, ‘The story of Esther is often preached from the perspective of the preparation process she went through. It was the process that positioned her, but there came a time when Esther had to step into the destiny for which I had prepared her.’ “We all go through a process to prepare us for things God intends to accomplish in and through our lives. This process takes place as we live life and walk with the Lord. However, our lives are not meant to be a perpetual preparation process. When we cross over into the timing of God—our ‘such a time as this’ moment—there is a thrust from Him that accelerates us into position. Then the revealing and release of the purposes of God through us can occur. We never come to the place where we stop growing and learning, but we do eventually come to those moments, as did Esther, which launch us into the position of BEING! “Recently, the Lord spoke to me from Luke, chapter five, when Jesus boarded Peter’s boat and instructed him: ‘Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch,’ (verse 4). “Peter was a professional fisherman. At that time, he was counting his losses from an overnight fishing expedition that had failed miserably. So, when Jesus said this, Peter’s response reveals that Christ’s suggestion seemed quite senseless. ‘Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing,’ (verse 5). However, at this moment Peter allowed his honor for the Lord to overcome his professional opinion. ‘Nevertheless, at Your word, I will let down the net,’ (verse 5). He unfurled the nets, dropped them deeper, and caught so many fish that his nets were breaking; Peter had to call others to help bring in the haul. “That act of obedience on Peter’s part positioned him to be launched into his destiny and life’s calling: to be a fisher of men. “These defining moments changed everything for Esther and for Peter. The timing of God unlocked a revelation of each one’s destiny and revealed that they possessed what was necessary to participate in what He was doing at that moment. “God has placed in us what we need in order to partner with His current purposes. And when that which we carry becomes necessary in His plan, He moves us into a defining moment. Defining moments are critical points - strategically placed along our path by God - to propel us into His plans and our destiny. He then uses us to accomplish His will and intentions for that time in history. I believe, for many within the Church, we have entered one of those defining moments. The destiny of God in us has met the timing of God for us. Now, we must be willing to obey His leading, trusting that, by His Spirit, He has equipped us with all we need to effectively advance His purposes. “I once had a powerful vision that made this truth very clear to me. In the vision, I saw myself standing in front of a wall with only a window in it. I was looking out the window, when the Lord spoke to me, ‘You’re standing in front of a window of opportunity right now.’ As I continued looking out, a hand came through the window and placed a key in mine. The Lord then said, ‘But the window of opportunity is about to become a door of access, and I have given you the key to open it.’ “Suddenly, the window turned into a door. In the vision, I used the key I had been given, and began opening the door. Immediately, however, a very strong wind blew in! I grabbed the door, trying to hold on with all my strength. The wind was so strong! I cried out, ‘Jesus, help me!’ “The Lord responded, ‘This wind is My Spirit; you must learn how to BE in it and how to walk in it.’ “The wind was taking my breath out of me. I said, ‘Jesus, I can’t even breathe!’ “He replied, ‘You must also learn how to breathe in My Spirit.’ “I said, ‘But, Lord, I can’t even move. How do I learn to walk in it when I can’t even let go of the door?’ “At that point in the vision, four angels came—one on each side of me, one behind me, and another in front. The Lord said, ‘You have to learn how to BE in My Spirit. “In this vision, I suddenly realized that before I even went through the door, God had already transformed me into all I needed to BE, and had equipped me with all I needed to possess in order to walk in the Wind. Now, I needed to focus on Him—not on myself—and confidently utilize all He had made available to me. “For many within the Body of Christ, the process is now giving way to the purpose. Our window of opportunity is about to become a door of access, and God has given us the key to open that door! What is the key? Faith in God! He has gone before us to provide everything we need to walk in the fullness of His purposes. So, move into this defining moment with confidence and courageous faith in God. “It’s time for us to BE what we’ve been becoming. Take your place, step into the Wind and watch God launch you into the destiny He has been seeing for you all along.” Pray with me: Father, we recognize this is a “for such a time as this” moment. Your destiny in us has met Your timing for us, and we can access the door of this defining moment, yielding ourselves completely to You. At Your word, we will advance. We take our place in Your plan. We will trust Your leading, walk in Your Spirit, and BE what we have been becoming. We know that our obedience to You at this moment is not just about us, and it is not just about here and now. What You do in and through us now will impact others and even the future that is yet to unfold. So, we take our focus off ourselves, and we confidently utilize all that You have made available to us by Your Spirit. We say “Yes” to You. Launch us! Lead us, and we will follow as You accelerate us into position for the revealing and the release of Your purposes through us! We stand against the spirit of death in our nation. We bind the actions of the spirit of Baal who is demanding blood sacrifices from our children through abortion. We ask You, Father, to turn the hearts of enough Justices to reverse the evil law enacted through Roe versus Wade. Turn this evil and heal our land. And we ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen! Our decree: The process is giving way to purpose, and at His Word, we will boldly take our place in God’s plan. We will move into this defining moment with confidence and courageous faith in God, and we will see His Kingdom come and His will being done in us and through us. Portions of this post were taken from Gina Gholston’s book “Dreams of Awakening.” You can find out more about Gina here. Click on the link below to watch the full video.
- January 20, 2022
Prayer for America in 2022 (from Intercessors for America) One of the things I like to do here at Give Him 15 is partner with other great ministries, especially those that emphasize prayer. Intercessors for America is one of those ministries; we have included reports and prayers released by them in the past. They have written a great prayer we can pray for America throughout 2022. In a moment, we will pray it together. Check out IFA’s website: IFApray.org (or click here). Sign up to be part of their free membership list - they regularly release very helpful information and prayers you can agree with. If you can, send them a donation; they are good soil. Romans 13:7 tells us to “render to all what is due them…honor to whom honor.” “Due” is from a Greek word meaning “indebtedness;” figuratively it means “an obligation or duty.” IFA has been leading the charge for intercession in our nation since 1973, almost 50 years. Certainly, we all owe them a debt of honor and gratitude. The word honor in this verse means “value, money, esteem, dignity” and more. Today, we honor this great ministry for the work they do. Let’s pray this prayer for America together with them: “Dear Heavenly Father, we come to You in Jesus’ name. Father God, we love You. We depend on You and on Your faithfulness, even when things look dark around us and we cannot see light ahead. “Father, thank You for being the Light of all men. Jesus, thank You for being the Light that shines in the darkness. Thank You for being the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And Holy Spirit, thank You for shining Your illuminating light in our hearts, that we may see Jesus and cry out ‘Abba! Father’ through You and Your power. “Father God, in Jesus’ name, we lift our beloved nation up to You today. Father, we pray over the USA in 2022: That she will know peace - the true peace which passes all understanding; the peace that can only be found in Christ Jesus. That she will know joy - the true joy that is only found in the presence of God. That she will know wisdom - the wisdom from above, which is first pure, then peaceable, undefiled, willing to yield to You and full of mercy and good fruit. “Father God, I ask today in Jesus’ name that You would bless kings and those who are in authority. We acknowledge today that the ‘kings’ and ‘people who are in authority’ may or may not be two different groups of people, Lord; but we pray that You would shower them all with Your goodness, which brings men to repentance. “Father, for those leaders and workers in government who may yet be saved, we ask that You would pour out Your Spirit of salvation upon them. “From the President to the humblest, most unknown worker in the land, let them cry out to You for mercy and salvation. And Father, for those who refuse to be saved and refuse to honor You and walk in righteousness and justice, we pray that their days in office would be few and that another would take their office, according to Your will and Your plans only, Lord. “Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name, we ask that revival would fall on America in 2022. We ask that Christians would rise up and preach Jesus in the streets. We ask that churches would be filled again with people who are being saved. We pray that You would give us, Your servants, boldness to preach and speak as we ought to speak. “Father, we ask also that You would protect these United States of America in 2022. Protect her people, her supply chain, her economy, her food sources, her ports, her airspace, her military, her government, her cities, her villages, her schools, her shopping malls, airports, and every other facility. Protect our Constitution and Bill of Rights, Father. Protect the integrity of our Supreme Court, for we acknowledge that even though the Court is called ‘Supreme,’ YOU are actually the Supreme Being and You rule over all as You will. “O holy Father, we need You. We need You to give life to our nation again. “Heal and restore our economy. Protect and bring justice to our elections. Repair our health care system and set it aright. Heal our military. “We pray against every false theology and ideology, which are idolatry, and in Jesus’ name we cast them down in America right now: We decree and declare that 2022 will be the year in which America and Americans and every stranger within the gates will WAKE UP and see the light of Jesus Christ shining upon them. We declare and decree that 2022 is the year in which we shall ALL know the truth, and the truth shall make us free. We decree that LIFE shall prevail in 2022, and that every murderous intent of every person disposed to evil IS cast down now and replaced with the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. We declare that there shall be an end to control and manipulation in 2022, and that FREEDOM would ring out again from even the dirt and stones of our nation. And we declare and decree that the truth of Jesus Christ, the Word of God, shall run swiftly from border to border; from lakeshore to gulfshore; and from sea to shining sea - and that all the people in our great nation would no longer be deceived, but would be filled with Your Spirit as You pour out Your Spirit upon all flesh. “Father God, there may be much darkness around us, but YOU shine through the darkness. “You have done much in 2021 and prior years to right many wrongs in our nation. We praise You for that, and we thank You. And in 2022, Father, we humbly ask You to bless us and heal our land. Turn Your people back to You, and do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ever dare to ask, hope, or think. Show up, Lord, and do the great and the mighty for us in the USA this year. “Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus’ holy name we pray, amen and amen.” (1) Click on the link below to watch the full video. _____________________________________________ https://ifapray.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NEW-Prayer-for-America-2022-PRAYER-GUIDE.pdf
- January 19, 2022
Pregnant with the Heart of the King In yesterday’s post (1/18/2022), my brother Tim Sheets shared from Matthew 1:22, which speaks of “embryonic” prophecy (The Message Translation). The word of the Lord - given by Isaiah about the Messiah - came in seed form, just like a baby. God’s words are actually called “seeds” in Scripture, translated from a Greek word that can refer to spores, seeds, and even sperm. The meaning could not be clearer: though God’s words have reproductive power, they come to us in seed form. The story is told of a traveler from a large city passing through a small, seemingly insignificant village who intended to poke fun at one of the residents. “Have any famous people been born here?” he asked an old-timer sitting outside the country store. “Nope,” replied the old man, “only babies.” Indeed. There are great creations - miracles, breakthroughs, salvations, even transformed nations - in God’s words. They all have one thing in common: they begin as seeds. They must then be received into healthy soil, wombs, hearts. There, they must be nurtured until becoming what they were destined to be. Jesus said our responsibility is to tend the seed; satan’s plan is to destroy it (Matthew 13:2-9; Mark 4:1-9; Luke 8:4-15). Those who experience the seed’s miraculous ability “are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance,” (Luke 8:15). Tim said he believes the words and promises from Holy Spirit about America’s revival and turnaround are coming to full term. In his words, like a pregnant woman several weeks into her pregnancy, we are beginning to “show.” I agree. And this is a time to, as Jesus tells us in Luke’s account, “hold fast” and “persevere.” The African cheetah must run down its prey to eat. It is well suited for the task, however, since it can run at speeds of 70 mph! This magnificent animal has one slight problem, however; it has a disproportionately small heart, which causes it to tire quickly. If the cheetah doesn’t catch its prey quickly, it must end the chase.(1) Sadly, many Christians have a similar approach when it comes to prayer. Speeding into their prayer closet with great energy, they demonstrate great fervency and determination. These believers run to a prayer meeting or a prayer conference, or climb on a jet airplane and speed to Washington D.C. to pray. But lacking the heart for a sustained effort, they often falter before reaching their fullness of time. Many don’t make it to full-term. On the next prayer assignment, they may even pray harder and faster, only to fall short once again. What most of them need is not more explosive power, but more staying power - stamina that comes from a bigger prayer heart. Holy Spirit is looking for those in this hour who will finish well - those who have decided they will stand, pray, declare and decree…until. The baby is kicking - she/he wants out. The body is preparing to deliver this child. Contractions have begun, the water will soon break, and birthing labor will begin. We must not abort the process now. “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay,” (Habakkuk 2:3). How tragic it was when the Israelites made it out of Egypt, across the Red Sea where they saw the armies of Egypt destroyed by the amazing power of God - only to waver, standing on the edge of their inheritance. Do not let giants of fear, intimidation, corruption in our government, principalities, or any other giant cause you to turn back. Persevere in your faith and intercession. Pray with this ministry and others daily. Decree over your city and nation daily. Decree over your prodigals daily. This is all part of protecting and nurturing the baby until he/she is born. John Killinger tells of an interesting method used in the past to break a wild steed by harnessing it to a burro. The powerful steed would take off across the range, twisting and bucking, causing the burro to be tossed about wildly. What a sight! The steed would run away, pulling the burro alongside, and they would drop out of sight - sometimes for days. Then they would return, with the proud little burro in charge. The steed had worn himself out, fighting the presence of the burro. When he became too tired to fight anymore, the burro assumed the position of leader.(2) And that’s the way it is many times with prayer. Victory goes to the persistent, not to the angry; to the dedicated, not to those who can provide great demonstrations of emotion and energy. We need committed, determined, systematic prayer, not once-in-a-while fireworks. Pray with me: Thank You, Father, for the faithful remnant of intercessors here in this nation and around the world who have learned to persevere. They have matured into believers with big prayer hearts. Strengthen them in this hour. They are pregnant with the harvest of the ages. They are pregnant with the heart of the King and His kingdom. They have another generation in their loins, transformed nations are in the wombs of their spirits. Just as the prophet Elisha instructed the king in scripture, we continue to strike the ground. Just like Caleb, who waited 45 years for his inheritance, we are shouting, “Give us our mountain!” And just like our apostolic brother, Paul, we declare that “we have not yet attained, but we press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of Christ Jesus.” We will not stop. We will not quit. We will never give up. We will run the race and finish the course. And we will see our Isaac born. Our decree: We decree that we are pregnant with revival, and the transformation of this nation and other nations. We will carry the baby to full-term and deliver a healthy child. Click on the link below to watch the full video. __________________________________ Craig Brian Larson, Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1993), p.245, adapted. Larson, Illustrations for Preaching and Teaching, p 177, adapted.
- Give Him 15 | GH15 Prayer
Donate Home About Prayer The App Search Results More SUBSCRIBE an appeal to heaven Birthed out of intercessory worship at a Dutch Sheets Ministries gathering, Julie Meyer sang, “Will you give me fifteen?” as a prophetic cry from the heart of God for this nation. It is a mandate for Dutch and the intercessors of America. Give Him 15 calls believers to give fifteen minutes a day in prayer as our continual “appeal to heaven.” Listen to the GH15 prophetic moment: Give Him 15 Prophecy - Julie Meyer & Dutch Sheets 00:00 / 00:00 December 3, 2021 47 likes. Post not marked as liked 47 December 2, 2021 256 likes. Post not marked as liked 256 December 1, 2021 285 likes. Post not marked as liked 285 Read More
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a heart for America Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author, gifted teacher, and conference speaker. He has pastored, taught in several colleges and seminaries, and served on the board of directors of numerous organizations. He travels extensively, challenging believers for passionate prayer and societal reformation. Seeing America experience a sweeping revival and return to its Godly heritage is Dutch’s greatest passion. He is a messenger of hope for America, encouraging believers to contend for awakening. Dutch has written over 23 books, many of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international bestseller, Intercessory Prayer, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Dutch and Ceci, his wife of 40 plus years, enjoy quiet walks in the woods, reading, and playing a little golf. They reside with with their children and grandchildren in South Carolina. VISIT DUTCHSHEETS.ORG FOR MORE RESOURCES