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- November 28, 2022
Revelation: The Missing Piece Biblically speaking, revelation is simply supernaturally revealed knowledge. This information can come via Holy Spirit speaking to us inwardly, the Scriptures, the gifts of the Spirit, dreams, visions, and more. Regardless of the method, we must hear God’s insights, strategies, intel, and timing. Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus to have a spirit of wisdom and revelation (Ephesians 1:17-18). Revelation is needed and helpful in many situations, but is especially important in spiritual warfare. It is often the missing piece. Chuck Pierce and I were in Florida on the Fifty-State Tour when he interrupted my message. Something I said activated the prophetic anointing in him; he came to the platform and began prophesying. (I don’t know how he functions in meetings without me!) “There is a terrorist cell in Tampa,” he said in the course of his prophecy. He handed me the microphone with a do-something-about-it look. Almost as if he was saying, “I found it. Now you deal with it.” I did the only thing I knew to do - pray. I led, while those present joined with me in agreement. We decreed that the terrorists would be found. Two weeks later, a professor at a Tampa University was exposed and arrested as the leader of a group funding Islamic terrorists.1 That is warring by interruption and revelation! In Matthew 16:18, Jesus speaks of building His church and warring by revelation. The context is that Peter has just received a powerful revelation of Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus commended him and said, “Upon this rock I will build My church.” The Amplified Bible makes it clear that Jesus was talking about spiritual warfare; and that Christ was not saying He would build His church on Peter, but upon “the rock” of revelation that He is the Messiah. “I tell you, you are Peter [Petros, masculine, a large piece of rock], and on this rock [petra, feminine, a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it - or be strong to its detriment, or hold out against it.” Regarding “the gates of Hades,” I love Kenneth Wuest’s Translation, “the counsels of the unseen world shall not overpower it.” Jesus then made His famous promise of giving us the keys, or authority, with which to bind and loose in the invisible realm called “heavenly places.” Far too often we try to build the church and war against satan’s plans and counsels without revelation - the counsels of heaven. This is futile, and our lack of success in many areas is the fruit of it. God, however, has been restoring our understanding of the need for the prophetic anointing that brings discernment and revelation. This is changing everything. One of my favorite verses relating to the need for and power of revelation is 1 Chronicles 12:32: “Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command (emphasis added).” Times in this verse is a Hebrew word meaning strategic or opportune times. (For those who enjoy word studies and know the Greek word kairos, this is the Hebrew equivalent eth.) These were men of revelation, and it was this revelation of the times that brought them knowledge of what to do. We must realize that 1 Chronicles 12 is a passage about war. Verse 32 is often referenced, but this point is usually overlooked. Verse 1 introduces the upcoming list of David’s mighty men with the statement, “they were among the mighty men who helped him at war.” At the chapter’s conclusion, we’re again reminded that all these men were warriors (v 38). Please don’t miss the significance of this. Their prophetic anointing - the ability to understand the times, which brought knowledge of what to do - had to do with war. This is instructional: For us to be effective in our spiritual war, we too, must have an ability to discern the times. And like these men of old, from that revelation we can receive strategy. This Hebrew word for “understanding” the times is also significant. The word doesn’t refer to just a learned, intellectual knowledge or wisdom; it is prophetic revelation or discernment - a spiritually imparted knowledge. Several other passages where the same word is used will confirm this: In 1 Kings 3:9, Solomon asked God for an ability to “discern.” In Daniel 1:17 and 20, Daniel was given this kind of “understanding” to interpret visions and dreams. In 8:15-16, Daniel asked for “understanding” to interpret a vision. In 9:22, Daniel was given “instruction” and “insight with understanding” by an angel. (I find the phrase “insight with understanding” fascinating. I equate it to the “wisdom and revelation” of Ephesians 1:17.) In Daniel 10:1, Daniel received “understanding” to interpret a vision from God. And in Proverbs 3:5, God says, “Do not lean on your own ‘understanding.’” The last verse, The last verse, Proverbs 3:5, makes much more sense when understood in this light of prophetic revelation. God is not saying we should abandon wisdom or common sense. He is telling us not to rely only on our own human discernment of what to do. “Receive revelation from Me,” He is saying. Again, placing this understanding into the context of war (1 Chronicles 12: 32) makes it especially significant. If we are to know what to do to overcome in spiritual warfare, we must receive spiritual revelation. Whether fighting a “good fight of faith” personally (1 Timothy 6:12), “wrestling” with principalities and powers over communities or nations (Ephesians 6:12), or “pulling down strongholds” in an individual’s life (2 Corinthians 10:3-5), Holy Spirit knows how the victory of Christ must be applied. That may be through repentance, forgiveness toward someone, fasting, binding and loosing, decreeing the Word, prolonged intercession, or other methods. The key is to listen for His strategy, then do it. When I needed healing from 45 warts on my hands, Holy Spirit’s strategy was for me to speak (or decree) the Word over my hands until the warts disappeared (Mark 11:23-24). This took 30 days. When praying for a young girl who had been in a coma for 18 months, His strategy was for me to pray over her an hour every week until her brain was healed. This took a year. When praying for the healing and salvation of nations, numerous things are often required: unity in the church, much agreement in prayer, repentance and cleansing from national sins, fasting, and more. Only Holy Spirit knows what needs to happen for breakthrough to occur in situations. We must hear His instruction and obey. This is the key to winning spiritual war. Pray with me: Father, Your word tells us You always give us victory, that we always triumph in Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14). We believe Jesus completely dealt with satan’s ability to steal, kill, and destroy us, and that He came to give us abundant life (John 10:10). You sent Holy Spirit to be our Teacher, Guide and Helper. We believe He is always willing to give us the revelation we need in order to succeed. If we do as You instructed Joshua, meditating in Your Word and listening for Your instruction, we will prosper and have great success (Joshua 1:8). So we ask You for the spirit of wisdom and revelation (Ephesians 1:17-18). We ask You for the same anointing Issachar was given with which to discern the times and know what to do (1 Chronicles 12:32). We do not lean to our understanding in spiritual matters, but rather we acknowledge and listen to You (Proverbs 3:5-6). Give those who need breakthrough at a personal level the understanding they need. And give us the understanding we need at the corporate level to break through for our nation. We know this is happening, and we believe it will continue. In Christ’s name we pray, amen. Our decree: We decree that we have ears to hear what Holy Spirit is saying to us, the church. We will listen, hear, and obey. _________________________________ http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/South/02/20/professor.arrest/ Portions of today’s post were taken from my book, Authority in Prayer. Click on the link below to watch the full video.
- November 25, 2022
The Healing of “Old Glory” I have been to Cape Henry several times. I am always moved knowing I am at the general location where Robert Hunt and his friends planted a cross on the beach and prophesied the destiny of America: taking the gospel of the Kingdom to all nations. While there with a small team four years ago, we held the American flag and Appeal to Heaven flag together, intertwined, and appealed for the reopening of that covenant well. Our prophetic act pictured the prayers of the Church restoring our nation. Our friend Gina Gholston saw a picture of this in a vision. She shares: “On June 29, 2008, the Lord spoke a word to our nation through Ms. Billye Brim saying, ‘ONE THING will save America, and it is NOT an election; It is an AWAKENING TO GOD!’ “Yes, we absolutely need to vote, and yes, we must pray for the elections and that godly men and women will be seated in leadership. For ‘when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn’ (Proverbs 29:2). So, yes, these are things that we must do, but we must not neglect and lose sight of the MOST IMPORTANT thing! “Our nation is sliding down the slippery slope of godlessness. Darkness is covering the earth, and people are famished for light. People MUST know Jesus! To know Him, they MUST see Him! Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 4 that Christ is the Light, and through salvation, God has put that Light inside us so that those who are in the world, blinded by the god of this world, will see the Light and come to know Christ for themselves. “An election can’t save us as individuals, and it won’t be what saves America. There must be a change in the hearts of mankind, and that will ONLY happen when we have a sweeping, undeniable awakening to an awareness of the reality of God and of His Christ. “God says to the Church, and He says to America, ‘Return to Me . . . and I will return to you’ (Zechariah 1:3). As we, the Church, the Bride of Christ, stir ourselves and return to Him with our whole hearts, our eyes will behold Him. In the beauty and splendor of His glory, we will encounter Him, hear Him, and be drawn to Him alone. Not only will those encounters impact us, but His Light will shine through us, and those in darkness will see Him. It will be as it was on Mount Carmel when Elijah released fervent, faith-filled prayers and decrees releasing the demonstration of the power and glory of God. ‘When all the people saw [the demonstrated glory and power of God], they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God; the Lord, He is God’” (1 Kings 18:39; AMP)! That’s an awakening . . . and that is what will CHANGE EVERYTHING! “I once had a vision in which I saw the American flag being wadded up in someone’s hands. Then it was spread back out, but it was all wrinkled and limp. And then the flag started to bleed, becoming saturated with blue and red stains that completely covered over the Stars and Stripes. Still very wrinkled, it looked as if the flag would fall apart. It was extremely damaged. “Then I saw an Appeal to Heaven flag floating down, and it laid over the top of that limp American flag, completely covering it. The Appeal to Heaven flag not only covered the American flag, but went down into it until the Stars and Stripes began to be seen again. The American flag then began to re-emerge, revived and re-formed. Though it was still a flag, it was now solid steel. And the Appeal to Heaven flag was not separate from it, but was now part of the American flag. Still appearing as the American flag, the two had been forged together into one solid piece. The Appeal to Heaven flag had solidified the American flag. “I heard the Lord say, ‘This is what I Am forging! I Am forging the two together—the Church and the nation. This will strengthen the nation again, and America will revive, heal, rise, and re-form as the nation I birthed it to be.’ “Our roots as a nation are not planted in our flawed history. Our roots are in Almighty God, for it was He Who birthed America to be a radiant light of His love and power to the world. The wrinkles of a not-so-perfect history and a not-so-perfect present may cause some to believe that the prophetic destiny of America is weak and forever lost, but America shall be saved! Her righteous history and destiny will be restored. “The Church has been awakened—perhaps not yet as a whole, but at least in part. There is a remnant, which has been aroused from slumber, and we have remembered our God and our godly heritage. There has been stirred within us a vicious passion for God’s Kingdom purposes. We see the distress that we are in. We do not deny or turn a blind eye to the rampant evil in our world. Still, we know that an awakening IS coming—and we hear the alarm clock sounding! It is the voice of the Lord echoing through time, ‘If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land’ (2 Chronicles 7:14). “We must not be given to despair. We must be given to fervent prayer, and as we pray, God will do what He has promised; He will heal our land! Our sincere return to God, and our fervent, righteous prayers will be a force that strengthens the nation. “God has awakened the watchmen. He has called us to take our place on the wall of this nation and be His mouthpiece, releasing His Word with His authority, to set necessary things into motion. We must prepare. We must lean heavily on Holy Spirit and allow Him to impart to us God’s well-timed wisdom for the days ahead. It’s a clarion call, a call to action! God has instructed His governing body to release decrees that enforce His verdict: ‘America shall be saved!’ Do so with confidence. Pray with me: Father, we come boldly into Your presence, and we acknowledge and decree that You, alone, are God. America is one nation under You, our God. Though the prophetic purposes of our nation seem to be fading into the shadows of an ungodly culture, Your eyes have searched and found within Your Ekklesia hearts that are completely Yours. We ask that through us, You will now show Yourself strong. Do so with demonstrations of Your love and might provoking an undeniable awakening to You in the Church and nation. We declare that Your original intentions for America are now rising from the shadows to shine once again. You are not late. Your promises for this nation have not been forgotten nor forsaken. Your determined verdict has been made, and cannot be overruled. So, we draw near to You, and You will draw near to us. In Your abiding presence, awakening will come, and You WILL heal our land! In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen! Our decree: Awakening to God has come and is coming, and America shall be saved! She will once again rise as the nation God birthed her to be. Today’s post was contributed by our friend Gina Gholston. Portions were taken from Gina’s book Awakening the Church to Awaken a Nation. You can find out more about her at GinaGholstonMinistries.org. Click on the link below to watch the full video.
- November 24, 2022
A Thanksgiving Prayer The event that Americans commonly call Thanksgiving was celebrated by the pilgrims after their first harvest in 1621. History says it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The gathering lasted 3 days. Our first President, George Washington, issued a proclamation of Thanksgiving in 1789, after which it was celebrated intermittently. Abraham Lincoln issued one, as well, in 1863 and made it a national holiday. He called it “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” Washington’s and Lincoln’s proclamations are brilliant and can be found at the end of today’s post. The verbiage is a bit different than ours today and somewhat challenging, especially for children. Here is a contemporary proclamation I have written. Agree with me as I read it today: Gracious Father, we in this blessed nation give You thanks today. America was Your idea. You had in Your heart to form a nation of nations - numerous Native American nations, Asians, Europeans, Africans, Latinos and more. Though the journey and process has at times been painful, even evil, due to our selfishness and rebellion, Your sovereign power overrode our flaws and formed the United States of America. And we thank You. We are well aware that forming America was not just for our benefit but, like Abraham of old, was a covenantal partnership for the purpose of redeeming the world from sin and its curse. We are honored beyond words to be part of this plan and agree with the words of Robert Hunt at Cape Henry in 1607: the gospel of the kingdom will go forth from these shores, not only to this land, but to all the nations of the earth. We thank You for preserving us in times of war, disease, sin, and chaos. In the war of our birth, we were saved through an appeal to Heaven; in the horrible Civil War, You preserved us through incredible bitterness and the loss of over half a million soldiers - sons, husbands, fathers, brothers; in two world wars, You preserved us from evil, demonized despots intent on ruling the world. Through all the trials and all the years, You have been faithful. We thank You for the incredible prosperity we have enjoyed due to our partnership with You. Though some try to convince our people You had nothing to do with this, that America does not need Your gracious hand of blessing, we know this is untrue. Unless You build the house, the laborers work in vain; unless You protect the city, the watchman wakes in vain. You have blessed this nation - of You, through You, and to You are all things. Thank You, gracious and beneficent God! And we thank You today for our Savior, the Messiah, Christ Jesus. Son of God/Son of Man, thank You for Your sacrifice in becoming a member of the human race. Thank You for discovering what hunger feels like, for experiencing the pain of a loved one’s death, of rejection and betrayal. Thank You for walking dusty roads to heal diseased bodies, taking detours to redeem thirsty hearts, spending sleepless nights praying over Your assignment. Thank you for exposing the futility of religion, the evil of pride and the power of love. Thank You for revealing the Father to us again, and making a way for us to find and reconnect with Him as our Abba. Thank You for paying such a high price for this: the beatings and lashing, Gethsemane, the mocking, the crown of thorns, the wrath of Hell, the hideous cross. Thank You. And gracious Father, wonderful Savior, and blessed Holy Spirit, though we as a nation have dishonored You, rejected You and mocked You, Your love endures. Though we have worshiped idols, embraced false religions, shed innocent blood, defiled Your marriage covenant and expelled You from our schools, causing our children to reject You, Your mercies endure. Though our government, in pride, deception, and rebellion, has risen up against You, rewritten Your laws, legislated murder and immorality, and has determined that You are no longer welcome in their functions and procedures - You have demonstrated amazing patience. And though the church should be Your instrument of preservation from these ills, she has grown lukewarm, complacent, and ineffective. Yet, in spite of these and many more evils, You have said You are coming to save us again. You have promised to renew our purpose and destiny, healing our brokenness and returning our hearts to You and one another. Our prodigals are coming home, a lost generation is being found by You, the fire of passion is returning to the church, millions will be saved, and America will be reformed. We will once again become a powerful voice of the gospel of the kingdom throughout the earth, partnering with You through the power of Holy Spirit. For this we give You thanks. 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. Provide our leaders with the grace they need to lead this great country. Provide mercy for America to maintain our covenants with You. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen. President George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public Thanksgiving and Prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness. “Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be - That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks--for His kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed - for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted - for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us. “And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions - to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually - to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed - to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord - To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us - and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best. “Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.” (George Washington)(1) President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. The population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to 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. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity, and union. “In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed. “Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth. By the President: Abraham Lincoln.”(2) 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. Click on the link below to watch the full video. _______________________________ https://www.mountvernon.org/education/primary-sources-2/article/thanksgiving-proclamation-of-1789/ http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/thanks.htm
- 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 November 28, 2022 153 likes. Post not marked as liked 153 November 25, 2022 208 likes. Post not marked as liked 208 November 24, 2022 196 likes. Post not marked as liked 196 Read More
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a heart for America Dutch Sheets is an internationally recognized author and founder of Dutch Sheets Ministries and Give Him 15®. Having been in ministry for over 45 years, Dutch has pastored, taught in Bible colleges, and preached in many nations. He has written 23 books, some of which have been translated into over 30 languages. His international bestseller, Intercessory Prayer , has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Dutch is a messenger of hope for America, boldly proclaiming that she will experience a Third Great Awakening and turn back to her God-given destiny. He labors to equip the church in governmental intercession, challenging believers to passionate prayer for worldwide revival. Dutch treasures time spent with his family and grandchildren. Dutch and Ceci, his wife of 40 plus years, enjoy quiet walks in the woods, reading, fishing, and an occasional walk on the beach. They make their home in beautiful South Carolina. VISIT DUTCHSHEETS.ORG FOR MORE RESOURCES