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It is tempting to hit "Quick Reply" and forget to actually request anything from Our Heavenly Father... We also must believe we receive from Him.

 

The importance of mixing prayer with believing you will receive was highlighted and emphasized by Jesus: Matt 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?"

 

Matthew 18:19 "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven."

 

If we pause, seriously ask God our Father, then believe we receive, then we can click. There is no magical power in our "clicking" I Prayed -- and it will profit nothing unless we focus, ask and believe we receive. That is actually agreeing with the person who posted the request.

 

1) So when we pray, let us remember God is our all powerful Father, not a robot or computer screen we "click"!!!

2) Let us sincerely take 5 seconds or as long as it requires to actually get the topic in our minds and ask God our Father to grant it.

 

3)Believe we receive it in Jesus' name.

 

Matt 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?"

 

Matthew 18:19 "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven."
 

Matthew 21:22 And all things, whatever you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.

Luke 11:9-13 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall …

Luke 18:1-8 And he spoke a parable to them to this end, that men ought always …

John 14:13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father …

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what …

John 16:23-27 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say to …

James 1:5,6 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

James 5:15-18 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise …

1 John 3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, …

1 John 5:14,15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any …

 

Without faith, "the assurance of things not seen," (Heb 11:6), we are told to expect nothing, and like the Gospel, if it is not believed, prayer too will give us no benefit...

 

"For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it" (Heb 4:2).

 

James 1:5 "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But he must ask in faith, without doubting, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not expect to receive anything from the Lord..."

 

So when we pray, let us remember God is our all powerful Father, not a robot or computer screen we "click"!!! Sincerely take 5 seconds or as long as it requires to actually get the topic in our mind and connect with Our Father and ask Him to grant it. Believe we receive it in Jesus' Name. Prayer is a relationship with God not a computer screen or smartphone! Happier praying! Amen.

 

 

Intercessor

Father we pray for the persecuted Church. We have to love those born of God (1 Jn 5:1). Protect Syrian believers, we now add Egyptian believers and Philippine believers to the list to pray for during Ramadan. Release the captives and let the Government, Military and Law Enforcement be God's Agent to Restrain Evil (Rom 13:1-7). We ask God restrain the devil during ramadan. We ask all terror be uncovered before it breaks out and Government, Law Enforcement, Military and Intelligence thwart the plans of the evil one. We ask believers take the place of intercession and know the weapons of our warfare are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds" (2 Cor 10:4). Lead believers not into temptation and deliver them from evil (Matt 6:13). We pray not that believers be taken out of the world, but that they be kept from the evil one (John 17:15), in Jesus' Name.

 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/may/islamic-war-raging-in-philippines-as-jihadists-overrun-city-murder-christians

 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2017/may/terrorists-attack-christians-in-egypt-massacring-at-least-26

 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/may/britain-facing-imminent-threat-despite-new-arrests-in-manchester-bombing

 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/may/islamists-warn-we-have-more-killing-22-at-ariana-grande-concert-in-uk

 

http://www.mintpressnews.com/christian-genocide-syria/225943/

Intercessor

What it Is... Mark 3:22 -- "And the scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “By the prince of the demons He drives out demons.”

 

28 "Truly I tell you, the sons of men will be forgiven all sins and blasphemies, as many as they utter. 29But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of eternal sin.” 30 Jesus made this statement because they were claiming, “He has an unclean spirit.”

 

Jesus made this statement in Mark 3:28 because of what THE PHARISEES said in Mark 3:22 -- That JESUS was possessed by the prince of the demons...  They called THE HOLY SPIRIT which Jesus had without measure Beelzebub. He did not say that doubt or questioning God or even using a Scripture out of context or even murder or immorality was unpardonable... He said calling the Work of THe Holy Spirit the Work of the devil is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit...

 

Second -- what it is not... It is not complaining about God or even saying God is unjust or else Job, David, Jeremiah, and others in the Bible would be in Hell right now...

 

Many of God's sincere people have doubted or questioned His faithfulness -- about 40 of the 42 chapters of Job are Job's complaining -- Jeremiah despised life, Jeremiah 15:10-11;

"Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me As a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me, Yet everyone curses me. But the LORD said, "Surely I will set you free for purposes of good; Surely I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you In a time of disaster and a time of distress."

 

So did Paul and his companions... 2 Cor 1:8-10; "We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the hardships we encountered in the province of Asia. We were under a burden far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. 9Indeed, we felt we were under the sentence of death, in order that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God, who raises the dead. 10He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. In Him we have placed our hope that He will yet again deliver us,

I do think we need the truth, however... Joshua 21:44-45 "And the LORD gave them rest on every side, according to all that He had sworn to their fathers, and no one of all their enemies stood before them; the LORD gave all their enemies into their hand. 45Not one of the good promises which the LORD had made to the house of Israel failed; all came to pass."

It took Abraham 25 years for the promise of Isaac to come to pass. Do you think he doubted? Yes! Ishmael is the proof! But, like Joseph, The Word of the Lord proved faithful..."They afflicted his feet with fetters, He himself was laid in irons; 19Until the time that his word came to pass, The word of the LORD tested him. 20The king sent and released him, The ruler of peoples, and set him free. He made him lord of his house And ruler over all his possessions, 22To imprison his princes at will, That he might teach his elders wisdom. 23Israel also came into Egypt; Thus Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.… And He caused His people to be very fruitful, And made them stronger than their adversaries."

I think the fundamental problem in the Body of Christ is two-fold -- 1) They don't know the whole Bible well and thus make false statements; and, 2) They don't take the promises of God and mix them with faith... Thus even after Elijah prophesied the rain was coming, he bowed down seven (7) times to pray for the Word to come to pass, and sent his servant out until the servant saw a cloud coming the size of a man's hand. We need to pray for God's promises to come to pass: 1 Kings 18:41- 44; "Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower." 42So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. 43He said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked and said, "There is nothing." And he said, "Go back " seven times.…It came about at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, a cloud as small as a man's hand is coming up from the sea." And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you."

Even Elijah in the next chapter runs for his life from Jezebel until God re-commissions him for his last job and then raises up his replacement! He also gives him the revelation that HE has kept for himself 7000 (not 7001 or 6999 -- but exactly 7000) that have not bowed. This revelation of sovereignty is paramount to Paul in Romans 9-11... Paul's whole point is to not be conceited, but to tread lightly with Israel and or anyone else who we might judge -- kindness to those who continue in his kindness...


Half of David's Psalms are David complaining of how low God had brought him was and the other half of the same Psalm is God turning him around!

 

So let's be careful because we "Judge the servant of another... to His own Master He stands or Falls, and God is able to make Him Stand" (Rom 14:4).

 

James 4:12
"There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?"

 

Intercessor

Requesting Restraint of Terrorism and the antichrist, I.S.I.S. by The Praying Church, Godly Government, Law Enforcement, U.S. and Allied Intelligence & Military...


https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/may/islamists-warn-we-have-more-killing-22-at-ariana-grande-concert-in-uk


There is no confusion as to how or why this false religion is growing so rapidly -- 1) they pray and fast it does... 2) we have been taught it is a loving religion and all religions should "co-exist" -- the devil loves it, being the father of lies (John 8:44)!


Over the last several years I have observed a "push" in Radical Islamic operations, terrorism and kick-back before, during and after Ramadan. (See 2nd Kings 3:1-27 esp vs 26-27 where Elisha prophesies victory for Israel and Judah over Moab and when the Moabites are being defeated too severely, the King of Moab offers his son as a burnt offering and wrath breaks forth against Israel -- what an insight into the nature of spiritual warfare if you don't think that the fasting and sacrifices of unbelievers have power.

"When the king of Moab saw that the battle was too fierce for him, he took with him 700 men who drew swords, to break through to the king of Edom; but they could not. Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their own land" (2 kings 3:26-27).


When we pray we are victorious, and fasting and giving gives wings to prayer, and also see that when Moses in Numbers hands grew heavy, Israelites were defeated, but when Aaron and Hur lifted his arms [clearly in prayer and intercession (see Timothy, Psalms and other places where the lifting up of our hands is specifically referenced to prayer)], the Amalakites were defeated).

Ramadan starts this Friday here because we are behind Mecca time, May 26th to the Evening of June 26th. (In certain areas, it goes from May 27th to June 25th).


May the plans of the evil one who wants to "steal, kill and destroy" be uncovered and brought to naught (2 Kings 6:12). I specifically ask for protection of U.S. Troops throughout the world and protection from terrorism during Ramadan. May Christians pray and fast more than Muslims, "But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man" (Luke 21:26), and that "this gospel must first be preached throughout all the world as a testimony to all the Nations so the end will come" especially in Muslim nations, (Matt 24:14), "lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one" (Matt 6:13, John 17:15), in the Name of Jesus.


https://www.prayerrequest.com/blogs/entry/18910-spiritual-warefare-why-christians-should-pray-more-intentensely-during-ramadan/
https://www.prayerrequest.com/blogs/entry/18920-orlando-and-ramadan-no-coincidence-isis-asking-for-more/

Intercessor

Father, remind us of The High Priesthood of Jesus, with Him "We have an Advocate with The Father, Jesus Christ The Righteous" (1 John 2:1). Remind us that if we come to You You will not cast us out of Your presence (John 6:37), and grant us "repentance that leads to life" (Acts 11:18), repenting and returning "that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19); "For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow according to the world brings death." (2 Cor 7:10), in Jesus' name.

If Jesus said “if your brother offends you up to 7 times a day and comes to you and repents, forgive him” (Luke 17:4). Jesus would not give us a standard by which He himself would not abide, and, in the words of Luther, “if the image of God can forgive, how much more the Original?” (Catechism Sermons, Dillenberger).

Zech 6:12 Then say to him, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the LORD. 13"Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the LORD, and He who will bear the honor and sit and rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices."' PRIEST AND KING

Intercessor

Going back to the practice of CORPORATE INTERCESSION and TEACHING THE NEW TESTAMENT that founded the early church is the only antidote for the diseases affecting the anemic church of The Western World. There, bold witnessing in the face of death and persecution was the norm, not the exception... The disease is UNBELIEF in prayer and the Word of God. The remedy is the exact opposite, see below...

THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF CORPORATE INTERCESSION in the Upper Room on The Day of PENTECOST...
"When they arrived, they went to the upper room where they were staying: Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. WITH ONE ACCORD THEY ALL CONTINUED IN PRAYER, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers." When the day of Pentecost came, the believers were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting" (Acts 2:1-2).

THE CHURCH WAS FOUNDED ON THE APOSTLES DOCTRINE (The Teaching of The New Testament), Fellowship, Communion, GENEROSITY and PRAYER (Acts 2:41-45). "Those who embraced his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to the believers that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. A sense of awe came over everyone, and the apostles performed many wonders and signs. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they shared with anyone who was in need."

BOLDNESS TO WITNESS IN THE FACE OF THREATENING WAS COUNTERED BY CORPORATE INTERCESSION (Acts 4:25-30), "When THE BELIEVERS heard this, THEY lifted up their voices to God with one accord. “Sovereign Lord, they said, “You made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them... And now, Lord, consider their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with complete boldness, as You stretch out Your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."

THE APOSTLES KEPT FROM GETTING DIVERTED BY PASTORAL ISSUES THROUGH PRAYER, STUDY AND PREACHING... They appointed Deacons to oversee matters, not left the issues unaddressed, BUT DEVOTED THEMSELVES TO PRAYER AND THE WORD: "'Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men confirmed to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will appoint this responsibility to them and devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry of the word.' This proposal pleased the whole group." (Acts 6:4).

PETER WAS SPARED FROM DEATH BECAUSE OF CORPORATE PRAYER...
"So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him. On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, 'Get up quickly.' And the chains fell off his wrists" (Acts 12:5-7).

BARNABAS AND PAUL THE APOSTLE WERE COMMISSIONED IN A CORPORATE WORSHIP SERVICE...
"In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (a childhood companion of Herod the tetrarch), and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.' So after they had fasted and prayed, they laid their hands on them and sent them off" (Acts 13:1-3).

THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS POURED OUT ON THE GENTILES IN CORNELIUS' HOUSE WHEN THEY WERE ALL GATHERED TOGETHER IN ONE ACCORD AND CORNELIUS PRAYERS AND GIVING ASCENDED TO HEAVEN TO DISPATCH THE ANGEL THAT SAID TO FETCH PETER TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THEM... NO DOUBT CORNELIUS HAD CALLED A PRAYER MEETING SINCE HE WAS SUCH A MAN OF PRAYER...
Acts 10:1-7 "At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, 2 a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. 3 About the ninth hour of the day[a] he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God come in and say to him, “Cornelius.” 4 And he stared at him in terror and said, “What is it, Lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God. 5 And now send men to Joppa and bring one Simon who is called Peter. 6 He is lodging with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea.” 7 When the angel who spoke to him had departed, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among those who attended him, 8 and having related everything to them, he sent them to Joppa."

30 And Cornelius said, “Four days ago, about this hour, I was praying in my house at the ninth hour,[d] and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing 31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea.’ 33 So I sent for you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here in the presence of God to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord.”

GENTILES HEAR ABOUT GOD'S GRACE IN CHRIST
34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

THE HOLY SPIRIT FALLS ON THE GENTILES AS THEY WERE IN ONE ACCORD JUST LIKE THOSE IN THE UPPER ROOM AT PENTECOST...
44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, 47 “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.

PAUL & SILAS RELEASED FROM CHAINS IN PRISON AFTER PRAYING TOGETHER AND SINGING HYMNS TO GOD...
Acts 16:25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; 26 and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. 27 When the jailer awoke and saw the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” 29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, 30 and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

THE RESULT WAS THE JAILER AND HIS WHOLE HOUSEHOLD WERE CONVERTED
31 They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him together with all who were in his house. 33And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. 34 And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole household.

PAUL'S INTERCESSION SAVES EVERYONE ON BOARD THE SHIP IN THE STORM
Acts 27:23 Just last night an angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve, stood beside me 24and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And look, GOD HAS GRANTED YOU THE LIVES OF ALL WHO SAIL WITH YOU.’ 25 So take courage, men, for I believe God that it will happen just as He told me.… GOD GRANTED SOMETHING FOR WHICH PAUL AND HIS COMPANIONS HAD BEEN ASKING...


The account goes on, but corporate intercession was the norm, not the rarity and accomplished huge results... Wish it were so today... Ask Your Pastor to Call Prayer Meetings and encourage him to pray about more than just "Aunt Sally's Knee" and "Uncle Joe's Job" (There is a place for that in prayer closets) -- PRAY ABOUT THE KINGDOM, PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS, THE CHURCH IN SHAMBLES IN EUROPE AND USA, THE GOVERNMENT, MILITARY & LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE LORD'S PRAYERS, THE APOSTOLIC PRAYERS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT & GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS WE DO NOT KNOW (Jer 33:3). In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Intercessor

CBN ARTICLE, TODAY... https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/may/orthodox-priest-warns-europe-will-turn-muslim-in-30-years-russia-in-50

A Russian Orthodox priest says the West better get ready for Islam's conquest.

"There is very little time left until the death of the entire Christian Civilization," claims Dmitri Smirnov, chairman of the Patriarchal Commission on Family Matters and the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood. "Several decades, perhaps 30 years, well, maybe in Russia it will last 50, no longer," the priest reportedly told Russia's Soyuz TV channel.

Smirnov says Islam will eventually sweep the continent because Muslims are willing to sacrifice themselves in order to advance their own values.

"The modern Muslim is willing to die for his faith," Smirnov said. "He wraps himself with dynamite and blows himself up wherever his mullah orders him. He is prepared to sacrifice himself. He is labeled a terrorist. But his goal is not to terrify the world."

The controversial Russian Orthodox archpriest claims young Muslims view their sacrifice as a noble cause in order to protect their societies.

"And why do these young men die?" asks Smirnov. "Because they don't want to live in a state ruled by homosexuals. They don't want this obscene pop music. They don't want to have their values corroded, family values first of all."

Smirnov claims Islam's domination will force Christians underground and they "will be like peas scattered across Europe."

"Christians will not dare stick their necks out, they will congregate in small groups and will be persecuted," Smirnov asserts. "The rehearsal is already underway: in Europe, Christian women are being raped and murdered, and the men who are forced to protect their women, are unable to do so (while rapists are sentenced to one year probation maximum). This goes on in today's Europe, and we are next in line."

He ends his presentation saying that while Muslims are ready to kill themselves, Christians in the West are just "exhausted sick people, as good as dead."

ARE WE READY TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT CORPORATE PRAYER YET OR SHOULD WE WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE WATCH THE NEWS DURING RAMADAN AND AFTER OUR SUMMER VACATIONS?????????????????????????

Intercessor

This is the account of Ex 17:8 recording how the Intercession of Moses, Aaron & Hur caused Joshua to overcome The Amalekites in Battle:

"The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, 'Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.' 10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. 11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. 12 When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. 13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword."

"Therefore, I want people everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without being angry at each other or being argumentative" (1 Tim 2:8).

Lifting up the hands is synonymous with prayer in the Old and New Testament.
When God's people prayed in unity, real Israelites defeated real Amalekites.
When God's people got tired, real Amalakites defeated real Israelites.
When we pray for others, the evil is pushed off their lives so they can enter in through the Door and be more triumphant for God's Kingdom.
When we stop that, things can go downhill for the others for whom we had prayed.
Most people try to exempt themselves from this reality.
Most people never pray for the church or the nation, other world affairs or the Kingdom of God (Souls, Pastors, Evangelists, Musicians, Cell group leaders, the persecuted church, -- any more than "pressing needs").
Most Christians pray less for the Kingdom of God to spread and for conversions to Jesus than Muslims pray for The spread of Islam.
Most Christians rarely if ever fast, most muslims do 30 days in a row every year -- ramadan...

What type of Christian do you want to be seen as when eternity shows our use or negligence of "the weapons of our warfare which are not of flesh and blood but are mighty in God to the pulling down of strongholds, false opinions and arguments that are contrary to the knowledge of God" (2 Cor 10:4-5).

Do we pray for The Whole Christian Church Worldwide? Do we pray for the peace of Jerusalem? Do we pray for the Salvation of Family members and friends? Do we pray for Government, for "kings and all in Authority?" Or do we disobey God because we don't like the President? Do we know that our prayers in Jesus' Name for others can mean the difference of physical and spiritual life or death?

May believers pray for the protection of Christians during ramadan (Especially in Israel, Syria, Egypt, China, North Korea, Russia, but even in the "free countries" like Europe and The States coming up starting Friday morning, May 26th to Sunday, June 25th, (Matt 6:13), "lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil," in Jesus' name.

CBNNews.com
"Orthodox Priest Warns Europe will Turn Muslim in 30 years, Russia in 50
05-16-2017"

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/may/orthodox-priest-warns-europe-will-turn-muslim-in-30-years-russia-in-50

A Russian Orthodox priest says the West better get ready for Islam's conquest.

"There is very little time left until the death of the entire Christian Civilization," claims Dmitri Smirnov, chairman of the Patriarchal Commission on Family Matters and the Protection of Motherhood and Childhood. "Several decades, perhaps 30 years, well, maybe in Russia it will last 50, no longer," the priest reportedly told Russia's Soyuz TV channel.

Smirnov says Islam will eventually sweep the continent because Muslims are willing to sacrifice themselves in order to advance their own values.

"The modern Muslim is willing to die for his faith," Smirnov said. "He wraps himself with dynamite and blows himself up wherever his mullah orders him. He is prepared to sacrifice himself. He is labeled a terrorist. But his goal is not to terrify the world."

The controversial Russian Orthodox archpriest claims young Muslims view their sacrifice as a noble cause in order to protect their societies.

"And why do these young men die?" asks Smirnov. "Because they don't want to live in a state ruled by homosexuals. They don't want this obscene pop music. They don't want to have their values corroded, family values first of all."

Smirnov claims Islam's domination will force Christians underground and they "will be like peas scattered across Europe."

"Christians will not dare stick their necks out, they will congregate in small groups and will be persecuted," Smirnov asserts. "The rehearsal is already underway: in Europe, Christian women are being raped and murdered, and the men who are forced to protect their women, are unable to do so (while rapists are sentenced to one year probation maximum). This goes on in today's Europe, and we are next in line."

He ends his presentation saying that while Muslims are ready to kill themselves, Christians in the West are just "exhausted sick people, as good as dead."

ARE WE READY TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT CORPORATE PRAYER YET OR SHOULD WE WAIT UNTIL AFTER WE WATCH THE NEWS DURING RAMADAN AND AFTER OUR SUMMER VACATIONS?????????????????????????

Intercessor

The surest way to lay hold of God in prayer is by grasping the fact that our Father in Heaven loves us and went to great lengths to bring us near in the place of prayer. We often say or have heard Christianity is not a religion but a relationship, but if we do not pray to God in intimacy we have exchanged that relationship for the religion that profits little to nothing.


John the Beloved remembered Jesus taught us to pray directly to The Father "because The Father Himself loves us, for we love Jesus, and believe that The Father sent Him into the World" (John 16:27). He later writes "By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:9-10). We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). John called himself "The disciple who Jesus loved" (John 13:23, John 21:7, John 21:8), so convinced was he of God's love.


There are not levels of righteousness, but the righteous and the unrighteous, the just and the unjust. God made Jesus Who knew no sin to be made sin on our behalf, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ (1 Cor 5:21). We are the righteousness of God in His eyes. There are, however, layers as to what and why the Father has acted on our behalf as sinners. Not only did the Father love the world so much that he gave His Only Begotten Son be a sacrifice for our sins to secure eternal life for those that believe in Jesus so they will never perish (John 3:16, as foundational and wonderful as this is as a stand-alone fact), but there are layers to the purpose for which He did it, namely that we might be reconciled back to The Father: "God was in Christ reconciling the world back to Himself, not counting their transgressions against them" (2 Cor 5:19). He cleared our sins so we can pray, fellowship, have a relationship with Him, witness and be the Kingdom of Priests He originally wanted for mankind.


So when we draw near to God, we should be able to "enter His gates with thanksgiving and enter His Courts with praise (Psalm 100:4). Father, we thank You for the Blood of Jesus that grants forgiveness. Stop. Reflect on that. Selah. Think about the particular sins you yourself have committed for which Christ had to die. There was no other way, Jesus asked about that in Gethsemane. There was and is no other way of salvation (John 14:6 -- "no one can come to the Father except by Me," and Acts 4:12 -- "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved").

JUSTIFICATION is a forensic "not guilty" because the debt has been paid by another, Christ.

"Arise My Soul Arise," Written in 1742 by Charles Wesley sung by Twila Paris 1992...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOpf6rn2c2g

ADOPTION is an "act of God for us" where we are invited into familial relationship with God (prayer & living). If a group of people go to lunch and someone pays the bill and the transaction has been processed and approved, there is no more owed -- there is nothing one of the group can pay of the debt since the bill has been satisfied by the leader who paid the bill. But it is an entirely different thing if the leader who paid the bill invited you home to his house, gave you a room and you are invited to the family meals and to come along on family vacations. That is adoption, the way nd reason we were created, Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God (Luke 3:38).


JUSTIFICATION LEADS TO GRASPING ADOPTION -- It is the believer that has revelation of this Truth and grasps the object lesson that "while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." It is not just for heaven in the future. "How much more now that we have received the grace of God and gift of eternal life shall we reign in life" as fully convinced in His love (Romans 5; read how the whole chapter is summary of grasping the demonstration of God's love since we have been cleared and cleansed by God and we have "peace with God" and are given "access to stand" in His presence by grace, and have experienced "the Love of God being shed abroad in our Hearts by The Holy Spirit" -- This is a quick introduction on the legal act of ADOPTION being witnessed by not only The Holy Spirit, but our own Spirit, Our spirit and The Holy Spirit bear witness to Scripture).


The root of this "Act of God for us" is from The Holy Spirit Himself where He testifies twice in Scripture, first in Romans: "For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him" (Rom 8:15-17). Then in Galatians: "Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!" Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God" (Gal 4:6-7).


B.B. Warfield, a 19th Century Theologian at Princeton (before Princeton went liberal) says the following about the Holy Spirit in the work of Adoption, that He is given "to cure a disease of the mind that will not profit fully by the evidence." God has, in His Word, clearly written His acts He has done for us forensically in justification and therefore, acts again for us in Adoption and bears witness in our spirit by His Spirit not something different to what the Scripture says, but The Holy Spirit bears witness with exactly what The Holy Spirit has already clearly recorded in Scripture, and our previous "touches" from God at different times in either Worship, or in prayer or by answered prayer -- that He loves us! (http://www.biblestudytools.com/classics/warfield-faith-life/the-spirits-testimony-to-our-sonship.html, 9th full chapter from top). It is what Paul says of adoption in Romans 5 "God demonstrates His Love for us" and that we have hope that does not disappoint because "the Love of God has been shed abroad in our Hearts through The Holy Spirit."


We see for what reason the Reformers through the ages wanted the people to have confidence before the Father in Prayer. The Reformers were rebuilding the fallen ruins of generations that believed you had to pay money to have your sins forgiven. The first thing The Reformers did during revival times was teach on Prayer and the essential doctrines of The Faith: The various catechisms, confessions and Bible translations in the modern languages of the times were to root and ground the believers in love. Luther went to great lengths to establish this, as did Calvin, Zwingli, Knox & others -- here is this common prayer, taken from one of the Oxford Martyrs of the English Reformation:


"ALMIGHTY God, who pourest out on all who desire it, the Spirit of Grace and of Supplication; Deliver us, when we draw nigh to Thee, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with stedfast thoughts and kindled affections, we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen" (Book of Common Prayer, 1928, 1st Edition 1549, Archbishop Cranmer). Jesus, the Apostles and the Theological Reformers knew it was absolutely essential to know the Father in prayer, as well as to pray as taught by the Scriptures.


Jesus, Paul, The Reformers and the modern, believing remnant of Theologians and Pastors recognize how vital is is to healthy fellowship with God through prayer to recognize what God has done for us in declaring us not guilty, adopting us and showering The Holy Spirit on us: to know what Christ has given us in His inheritance and to not pray for it to come into existence would be as to know there was treasure hidden in the ground yet never grabbing a shovel to dig it up -- "But after we have learned by faith to know that whatever is necessary for us or defective in us is supplied in God and in our Lord Jesus Christ, in whom it hath pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell, that we may thence draw as from an inexhaustible fountain, it remains for us to seek and in prayer implore of him what we have learned to be in him. To know God as the sovereign disposer of all good, inviting us to present our requests, and yet not to approach or ask of him, were so far from availing us, that it were just as if one told of a treasure were to allow it to remain buried in the ground" (John Calvin, On Prayer, A Perpetual Exercise of Faith, Institutes, Book 3, Chapter 20, section i & ii).


We praise You for Your Sovereign Power in Heaven, in ransoming a people to be Your "chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.(1 Peter 2:9). "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty who was, and is, and is to come" (Rev 4:8).


Exodus 19:5-6
Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites."

Deuteronomy 4:20
But as for you, the LORD took you and brought you out of the iron-smelting furnace, out of Egypt, to be the people of his inheritance, as you now are.

Deuteronomy 7:6
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

Deuteronomy 10:15
Yet the LORD set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations--as it is today.

Deuteronomy 14:2
for you are a people holy to the LORD your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the LORD has chosen you to be his treasured possession.

Deuteronomy 26:18-19
And the LORD has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands. He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised.

1 Samuel 12:22
For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.

Psalm 118:27
The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine on us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.

Psalm 135:4
For the LORD has chosen Jacob to be his own, Israel to be his treasured possession.

Isaiah 9:2
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.

Isaiah 42:16
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 43:20
The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen,

Isaiah 43:21
the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.

Isaiah 61:6
And you will be called priests of the LORD, you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations, and in their riches you will boast.

Isaiah 62:12
They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the LORD; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.

Isaiah 66:21
And I will select some of them also to be priests and Levites," says the LORD."

Malachi 3:17
"On the day when I act," says the LORD Almighty, "they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him."

Acts 11:8
"When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.â€

Acts 15:14
"Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name."

2 Cor 6:16-17
God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 17"Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you. 18"And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me," Says the Lord Almighty.

Titus 2:14
who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Acts 15:5-21 When "Certain believers of the party of the Pharisees stood up and said (concerning Gentile Believers) that it was necessary to circumcise them and charge them to keep the Law of Moses..."

6 The apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider this matter. 7 And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. 8 And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, 9 and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith.

10 Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? 11 But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.

12 And all the assembly fell silent, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul as they related what signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. 13 After they finished speaking, James replied, Brothers, listen to me. 14 Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,

16 After this I will return,

and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen;

I will rebuild its ruins,

and I will restore it,

17 that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord,

and all the Gentiles who are called by my name,

says the Lord, who makes these things 18 known from of old.

19 Therefore my judgment is that we should not trouble those of the Gentiles who turn to God, 20 but should write to them to abstain from the things polluted by idols, and from sexual immorality, and from what has been strangled, and from blood. 21 For from ancient generations Moses has had in every city those who proclaim him, for he is read every Sabbath in the synagogues.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp88h8JKMf4

Intercessor

We Pray for The U.S.A. -- UNITY & FAVOR for Pres. Trump & UNITY of CONGRESS to Avoid Government Shutdown, PROTECTION -- Military, Law Enforcement (Jeremiah 29:7) "Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare." In Jesus Name.

 

1First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men 2for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity.3This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,… (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

1First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men 2for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity.3This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,…
Cross References
Ezra 6:10
that they may offer acceptable sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons.

Jeremiah 29:7
'Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.'

Romans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.
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For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

kings.

Ezra 6:10 That they may offer sacrifices of sweet smells to the God of heaven, …

Nehemiah 1:11 O LORD, I beseech you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer …

Psalm 20:1-4 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob …

Psalm 72:1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried …

for all.

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power …

1 Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: …

authority. or, eminent place. that.

Genesis 49:14,15 Issachar is a strong donkey couching down between two burdens…

2 Samuel 20:19 I am one of them that are peaceable and faithful in Israel: you seek …

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them …

Ecclesiastes 3:12,13 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and …

Ecclesiastes 8:2-5 I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard …

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and …

Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall …

all godliness.

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments …

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; …

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that …

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

Titus 2:10-14 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn …

1 Peter 2:9-13 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

2 Peter 1:3-7 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain …

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W.I.J.D? -- What Is Jesus Doing?

INTERCESSION: It's not WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) but WIJD? (What Is Jesus Doing)? He is EVER LIVING to MAKE INTERCESSION (Heb 7:25) and we are to become like our master (Matt 10:25)! -- Jesus would not tell us to always pray and not loose heart (Luke 18:1) if HE were not already practicing it -- He is ever living (we just celebrated Easter), BUT WHAT IS HE DOING? Making INTERCESSION (Rom 8:34; Heb 7:25).

PLEASE God help us get over our little problems as our major focus and learn -- 1) WHO WE ARE AS ADOPTED CHILDREN, and; 2) WHO WE ARE ADDRESSING in PRAYER (OUR Omnipotent FATHER whose arm is not so short it cannot save, and; 3) EXPECT BIG ANSWERS EVEN GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS WE DON'T KNOW (Jer 33:3) LIKE WARS TO CEASE (Rees Howell Intercessor) and MINISTRIES to be Provided for (George Muller), MASSES TO BE CONVERTED (George Whitefield, Billy Graham, Reinhard Bonnke), And PRAY for OUR PRESIDENT, CONGRESSMEN, SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, MILITARY and LAW ENFORCEMENT (Like Peter Marshall see A Man Named Peter), PRAY FOR PASTORS, CHURCHES (The Apostle Paul), OUR LOST FAMILY MEMBERS & FRIENDS (Like Watchman Nee)...

BELIEVERS -- Let's Confess Our Sins (1 John 1:9), Receive Mercy fro The Throne of Grace (Heb 4:14-16), Boldly Approach The Emerald Rainbow (Ezekiel 1:28) and Esther's Scepter (Esther 8:4) and ASK for THE NATIONS as CHRIST'S INHERITANCE (Ps 2:8)...

Please, politely, I BEG YOU on behalf of Jesus, let us please stop praying for JUST our own puny needs or just the needs of others. PLEASE REALIZE THE POWER AND OMNIPOTENCE AND MAGNANIMITY of GOD and INTERCEDE for THE THINGS ON GOD'S MIND AND HEART ALSO -- for NATIONS and GOVERNMENTS (French ELECTIONS), End of Terrorism, PURITY AND UNITY of BELIEVERS, CONVERSION OF NATIONS, THE SECOND COMING and ALL IN AUTHORITY (1 Tim 2:1-5). Thank you in Jesus' name.

Intercessor

I.D. & Baggage Checks are almost non-existent on U.S. Public Transportation Systems -- this has been amazing to me and on my radar since using public transportation post 911.... Compare this to at least a baggage scan and entry through metal detectors for an airplane flight... You can't get through with a belt buckle for crying out load! You also have to show valid picture I.D....

Enter the world of the high speed train -- anyone can buy tickets for you and forward them to your email... You board the train with no baggage search or body scan... At high volume times there is barely a seat so you go through a car or two equaling the capacity of passengers in a jet! You sit down, the conductor is busy scanning phones, you pull up the ticket on your phone, and you are "scanned" -- you are whoever bought the ticket... No questions asked -- Like voting in many states -- NO ID IS REQUIRED AT ALL!

An average plane holds about 170 to a rare 525 passengers on an AirBusA380; but a train in NYC, London or Hong Kong at rush hour can hold 1,500 to 3,000 or 150 people per car, 10 - 20 cars....

Ok, the math's been done... THERE SHOULD BE THREE to SIX TIMES MORE STRINGENT BOARDING REQUIREMENTS FOR A TRAIN THAN A PLANE... May there be a massive hiring ramp-up for intelligence and surveillance in the Public Transportation sector.... More plain clothes and full service Federal Agents...

Father, I request from the throne room of heaven IMMEDIATE ACTION on public transportation, Trains, Busses, Subways and other Commuter Rail Systems. Please help the investigators in Russia and alert the officials of Amtrak, and other Metro Rails throughout the world to tighten up security 100-fold. This would be an excellent job & career for which to aspire. May God bless and protect the Transportation officials, intelligence and security in The U.S. & Abroad. Bind the evil one from any terrorist attacks in the interim, in Jesus name.

Intercessor

"When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha. “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire" (2 Kings 6:15-17). -------------------------

There are more with us than against us. All of the past ages of believers. 2/3rds of the angels were NOT swept away by the tail of the dragon (see Rev 12:4)... We have the Father Almighty, The Name of Jesus, The promise to answer and the Power of the Holy Spirit to pray fervently (James 5) and without ceasing (1 Thes 5, Eph 6).

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your Name!
Your Kingdom come!
Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven!
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Give us this day our daily bread!
And forgive our sins,
As we forgive those who sin against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil! (Matt 6:9-13).

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We pray for President Trump to have wisdom, favor & protection. May we remember "There are more on our side than theirs" as Elisha told his servant in 2 Kings 6:15-17. May we have the same heavenly influence for our Government: Congress, Supreme Court, Nominees, State Governors & Legislators), Intelligence (FBI, CIA, Secret Service).
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Please guide and protect our Military & Military Intelligence (Wisdom, Safety & Protection at home and overseas), Law Enforcement, Firemen & Security Guards. "Prayers for all people, for Kings and ALL in Authority" (1 Tim 2:1-4). Grant us all faith in God, obedience to the Word and righteousness by faith in the work of Jesus.
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Lastly calm the wars, rumors of wars and nuclear threats. Overrule ISIS and defeat terrorism, convert the lost and end immorality, abortion and witchcraft. Show us all a better way, in Jesus name.
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"When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha. “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire" (2 Kings 6:15-17).

Thank you in Jesus' Name.

Intercessor

We are in the end times. We will all suffer. Let's start there... Think it no strange thing you suffer fiery ordeals Peter said.

Pray for advancement of the Gospel -- Binding of the devil over nations, Power on the Gospel going forth with signs and wonders, clarity and keeping from end-time deception and true, Biblical revival where the Word of God is believed rather than "picked" and "chosen" what parts we like. in Jesus' name.

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy (1 Peter 1:12-13).

Intercessor

I ask for intercessions for "Kings and all in authority" in Jesus' Name to be lifted before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords at whose Name every knee must bow (1 Tim 2:1-4; Phil 2:5-11).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-spell-cast_us_58af3de7e4b0780bac27692a

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We pray for the U.S. Armed Forces in its leadership role against I.S.I.S. in Iraq and Syria & throughout the world. Give discernment, success and strategy to President Trump, Our Generals, to Airstrikes, Missions, Ground deployments & even hand to hand combat. Grant tremendous discernment to all the branches of intelligence and SCRAMBLE ENEMY surveillance. Protect them and their Allies from surprise attacks, poison gas, chemical warfare, weapons, bullets, children dressed with bombs, soldiers dressed as civilians, women on suicide missions, rusty pocket-knives & bombs. No U.S. or Ally losses. Make them swift and invisible. Liberate hostages w/o any injury to civilians.

Calm North Korea and silence nuclear threats. Thank you for the prayers of South Korea and discerning Christians throughout the world (Russia, China, N. Korea).

Give the U.S. and Ally Forces Godly Chaplains who teach the righteousness of Christ, salvation as a gift, "repentance as a saving grace," The New Covenant and the WRITTEN Word of God as Inspired. May Syria, Iraq and other countries be opened to gospel preaching now and at the end of the War whereas now they are closed. Weaken Islam around the world, defeat communism, eradicate abortion, immorality, homosexuality, same sex marriage, secular humanism and "mongrel christianity" which came about from departing from the WRITTEN WORD OF GOD and adopting "I feel this is what God is saying" which is subjective to "fallen" human desires and emotions, and is essentially the same as "coexist" and "e pluris unum."

The Earth is The Lord's"(Psalm 24:1) -- "it is not a stage for rebels to strut about breathing the air God made for refreshment and using the intellect God gave to conspire against THE LORD and HIS ANOINTED (The Messiah, Jesus Christ), Amen (Jonathan Edwards -- "Sinners in The Hands of an Angry God" -- July 8, 1741) -- we pray in Jesus Name.

Intercessor

We pray for the U.S. Armed Forces in its leadership role against I.S.I.S. in Iraq and Syria & throughout the world. Give discernment, success and strategy to the President, Our Generals, to Airstrikes, Missions, Ground deployments & even hand to hand combat. Grant tremendous discernment to all the branches of intelligence and SCRAMBLE ENEMY surveillance. Protect them and their Allies from surprise attacks, poison gas, chemical warfare, weapons, bullets, children dressed with bombs, soldiers dressed as civilians, women on suicide missions, rusty pocket-knives & bombs. No U.S. or Ally losses. Make them swift and invisible. Liberate hostages w/o any injury to civilians.

Calm North Korea and silence nuclear threats. Thank you for the prayers of South Korea and discerning Christians throughout the world (Russia, China, N. Korea).

Give the U.S. and Ally Forces Godly Chaplains who teach the righteousness of Christ, salvation as a gift, The New Covenant and the Word of God as Inspired. May Syria, Iraq and other countries be opened to gospel preaching now and at the end of the War whereas now they are closed. Weaken Islam around the world, we pray in Jesus name.

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I ask for fidelity and protection for the United States Military especially those being deployed to Syria. Please pray for "all in authority" -- Generals, Corporals, Chaplains, Sergeants and Infantry; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and President Trump. Wisdom & Guidance -- Psalm 91 protection "He will give His angels charge over you to keep you." Thank you in the Name of Jesus.

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Why would Paul, Directly chosen by Christ to "stand before governors and kings" (Acts 9:15), ask "prayers for Kings and all in authority so we can lead a quiet life" (1 Timothy 2:1-4)? Then he refers to the fact this is "good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior who wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth..." The answer is that Paul knew what has already been written in Proverbs 11:10 and following and what God had to say about respecting the office of authority (whether you agree with the person appointed or not) and that this has a positional association with the land to some degree as to how well or poorly the land fares based on the actions of it's superiors...

"When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.
Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers" (Prov 11:10-14).

Praying for leaders, as the verses show above, has a trickle down effect... Pray for not only Trump, but the leaders of the Cities that have a high population of illegal immigrants... Again it's not whether one fully agrees with the human that has the office or not, as the example above denotes... Harry S. Truman had it best...

“When you get to be president, there are the honors, the 21-gun salutes,
all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the presidency.”
Harry S. Truman -- the respect was not for Truan but for the God appointed office...

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/lifestyles/10050360-423/
what-is-the-way-to-play-the-honors.html

Pray for the president -- latest headlines... "New York City officials push back again st President Trump's immigration plans"
http://abc7ny.com/politics/nyc-officials-push-back-against-trumps-immigration-plan/1721564/#

This is clearly a case of twisting history... Saying NY is a city for immigrants -- yes, LEGAL immigrants... Our forefathers applied for VISA'S and GREEN CARDS and respected their dates and deadlines... Pray for our country who knows not right from wrong and doesn't know how to respect law or executive orders.

Pray for President Trump who sees things in a clear, business-like way that we as a country can't afford to float the bill for people who do not want to take the time to get things in order or pay taxes for a number of years or go through the process to become a citizen once they are here or marry a citizen... These things were given as an aid to people becoming citizens but it has become a system that is abused... I know this is tricky but there are laws and they can't be jeopardized -- a little leaven leavens the whole lump -- Please pray for the President as God commands and for the country as conscience dictates the same -- Please forget our little petty requests for a while and pray for our country and leaders -- in Jesus' name.

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Pray for kings and all who are in God ordained leadership at this CRUCIAL TIME in World History -- For President Trump to have favor, guidance and the Fruit of the Spirit for Government (Creating order out of Chaos like The Spirit did for Israel in the Wilderness -- gave the rebels The Law) -- Also The Military, Congress, Supreme Court and Law Enforcement, Federal, State & Local. In Jesus' Name -- This is urgent -- Paul URGES us to do something important like forget ourselves, Pray for the Kingdom of God and Our Country. Amen. Urgent.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2017/february/many-many-want-the-job-rsquo-trump-to-meet-candidates-for-national-security-advisor-position

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The emphatic statement of the Bible, as will be pointed out below, is that “it is appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). The whole thrust of the Bible opposes reincarnation. It shows that man is the special creation of God, created in God’s image with both a material body and an immaterial soul and spirit. He is presented as distinct and unique from all other creatures—angels and the animal kingdom alike. The Bible teaches that at death, while man’s body is mortal, decays and returns to dust, his soul and spirit continue on either in a place of torments for those who reject Christ or in paradise (heaven) in God’s presence for those who have trusted in the Savior. Both categories of people will be resurrected, one to eternal judgment and the other to eternal life with a glorified body (John 5:25-29). The emphatic statement of the Bible, as will be pointed out below, is that “it is appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). This statement and the concept that mankind’s creation in God’s image is unique from the animals and even angels stand totally opposed to the idea of reincarnation—dying and coming back as another person or in the form of an animal or insect. The claim of some that they have information of past history is nothing more than some kind of encounter with demonic powers who have been present throughout history.

 

Ten Refutations of Reincarnation

Christianity rejects reincarnation for ten reasons.

1. It is contradicted by Scripture (Heb 9:27).

2. It is contradicted by orthodox tradition in all churches.

3. It would reduce the Incarnation (referring to Christ’s incarnation) to a mere appearance, the crucifixion to an accident, and Christ to one among many philosophers or avatars. It would also confuse what Christ did with what creatures do: incarnation with reincarnation.

4. It implies that God made a mistake in designing our souls to live in bodies, that we are really pure spirits in prison or angels in costume.

5. It is contradicted by psychology and common sense, for its view of souls as imprisoned in alien bodies denies the natural psychosomatic unity.

6. It entails a very low view of the body, as a prison, a punishment.

7. It usually blames sin on the body and the body’s power to confuse and darken the mind. This is passing the buck from soul to body, as well as from will to mind, and a confusion of sin with ignorance.

8. The idea that we are reincarnated in order to learn lessons we failed to learn in a past earthly life is contrary to both common sense and basic educational psychology. I cannot learn something if there is no continuity of memory. I can learn from my mistakes only if I remember them. People do not usually remember these past “reincarnations.”

9. The supposed evidence for reincarnation, rememberings from past lives that come out under hypnosis or “past life regression” can be explained—if they truly occur at all—as mental telepathy from other living beings, from the souls of dead humans in purgatory or hell, or from demons. The real possibility of the latter should make us extremely skittish about opening our souls to “past life regressions.”

Please Note: While I would agree with the demonic aspect, I do not agree with the idea of purgatory nor can I agree with the idea of the souls of dead humans communicating with living people. The dead are confined, according to Scripture, and cannot reveal themselves. This is suggested in the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16 and by the extreme surprise of the witch of Endor when she saw Samuel who was dead (see 1 Sam. 28:8f). She claimed to be a medium or one who contacts the dead, but when Saul requested that she contact Samuel and when God brought him forth, it startled her and brought great fear. This appeared to be her first experience with the real thing, i.e., with seeing the dead because this is normally not possible. When people do experience such experiences or contact, what they are seeing or experiencing is better identified as demonic.

10. Reincarnation cannot account for itself. Why are our souls imprisoned in bodies? Is it the just punishment for evils we committed in past reincarnations? But why were those past reincarnations necessary? For the same reason. But the beginning of the process that justly imprisoned our souls in bodies in the first place—this must have antedated the series of bodies. How could we have committed evil in the state of perfect, pure, heavenly spirituality? Further, if we sinned in that paradise, it is not paradisical after all. Yet that is the state that reincarnation is supposed to lead us back to after all our embodied yearnings are over.

If the answer is given that our bodies are not penalties for sin but illusions of individuality, the pantheistic One becoming many in human consciousness, no reason can possibly be given for this. Indeed, Hinduism calls it simply lila, divine play. What a stupid game for God to play! If Oneness is perfection, why would perfection play the game of imperfection? All the world’s sins and sufferings are reduced to a meaningless, inexplicable game.

And if evil is itself only illusory (the answer given by many mystics) then the existence of this illusion is itself a real and not just illusory evil. Augustine makes this telling point.

Where then is evil, and what is its source, and how has it crept into the creation? What is its root, what is its seed? Can it be that it is wholly without being? But why should we fear and be on guard against what is not? Or if our fear of it is groundless, then our very fear is itself an evil thing. For by it the heart is driven and tormented for no cause; and that evil is all the worse, if there is nothing to fear yet we do fear. Thus either there is evil which we fear, or the fact that we fear is evil. (Confessions, VII, 5)

(See also Justin Martyr, Dialog with Trypho [ca. a.d. 180], and Albrecht, Reincarnation, for extended Christian critiques of this idea.)

The following information is from The Bible Has the Answer by Henry M. Morris and Martin E. Clark (Master’s Books, El Cajon).

The first, most glaring dissimilarity between reincarnation and Biblical doctrine occurs in the idea of a recurring cycle of existence. Does each person live many times in the same or different form? The Bible says, “It is appointed for men once to die, and after this comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). The Scripture pictures death as a separation of the soul from the world, Christ Himself describing death as God requiring man’s soul (Luke 12:20). When a saint of God dies, rather than merely being promoted to a higher status for another lifetime, he enters his eternal estate, secured for him by God’s grace. The divinely inspired apostle exclaimed, “We are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). Christ’s record of the rich man and Lazarus shows that both the saved and the unsaved enter their respective rewards following death (Luke 16:19-31).

So then, one’s life is not followed by an indefinite number of succeeding lifetimes. This vital difference established, more tangible differences emerge.

Classical ideas of reincarnation know nothing of a personal God who enters holy relationships with His creatures. In fact, ultimate reality is usually conceived as a cognitive process within man himself, rather than as a personal God.

Further, reincarnation schemes make men’s spiritual advancement contingent upon his mortal efforts, attempting to make merit outweigh demerit. Christianity shows, however, that salvation cannot be earned by sinful man, but rather, it is merited by Jesus Christ’s substitutionary death and resurrection for all who believe. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

Also, many theories of reincarnation hold that man’s spiritual, physical, and moral conditions are determined by a former life and therefore not under his control. Physically, this has led to a passive, pessimistic acceptance of untold misery that was actually unnecessary. Spiritually, it is even more devastating. The Bible reveals that no one is bound in his sins against his will, and though born under Adam’s curse, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Through God’s forgiving grace, “though your sins be as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool” (Isaiah 1:18). Consequently, the Christian does not worry about his merit outweighing his demerit, for his sins have been forgiven, God having promised, “I will remember their sins no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

Finally, some people attempt to equate reincarnation with the Christian doctrine of resurrection, but in doing so, violate the meanings of both reincarnation and resurrection. Reincarnation advances a future life on earth, bound by similar constraints and physical laws, while the resurrection speaks of that time when earthly bodies with all their accoutrements will be transformed and fitted for their eternal estate (John 5:29). Reincarnation holds that matter is essentially evil, while resurrection demonstrates that there is no moral dualism between matter and spirit. Reincarnation posits a future life in a different body (or even a different order of physical life), while resurrection promises that one’s own body will take on a new, incorruptible, glorified form. Describing the resurrection, Paul stated, “It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body . . . it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body” (1 Corinthians 15:42, 44).

 

For sake of time and urgency to stop any confusion over recent posts to prayer requests I copied and pasted this from https://bible.org/question/what-does-bible-say-about-reincarnation

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God delivered Israel out of bondage in Egypt (Exodus)

God set Israel free fro their oppressors by raising up Judges and godly Kings when they cried out (Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles)

God set Jeremiah free from the Prison of the Guard (Jeremiah)

God protected Daniel in the Lion's Den and then set him free (Daniel)

God changed the ruling to kill all the Jewish people through the fast and petition of Esther, Mordacai and the praying remnant in the far country (Esther)

God made Jesus invisible so he could pass through the crowds and go his way (Luke)

God set Peter and John free by an angel (Acts)

God set Peter free again (Acts)

God set Paul and Silas free in Philippi (Acts 16)

 

God will set us free from our bodies of sin and corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God for which creation is groaning (Romans, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, Revelation).

 

We ask you set the persecuted church free tonight to go back to their families and flocks from which they have been separated throughout all nations but especially the 10/40 window and other persecuted regions, in the Name of Jesus.

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"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves" (Rom 13:1-2)
 
U.S. embassies and consulates in at least 10 nations in Asia, Europe and Latin America are warning of potentially violent protests through the weekend against the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president. Security notices posted by U.S. diplomatic missions in Chile, Denmark, France, Greece, Haiti, Italy the Netherlands, Paraguay, Portugal and the Philippines advise Americans in those countries to steer clear of embassies and consulates on Friday and, in some cases, on Saturday and Sunday. That's due to the possibility of unrest and clashes with police.
 
"For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way" (2 Thes 2:7).
 
Father, we ask You would overrule the word, subdue the flesh and restrain the devil. We ask that "He" or "The One who restrains" which is either the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit through the prayers of the church, and possibly also God-ordained Government & Law Enforcement (But ultimately God limits and restrains Evil until antichrist and/or the thilipsis megalos [great tribulation]) would thwart the schemes of the evil one, "for we are not ignorant of his devices" (2 Cor 2:11). Give your angels charge over U.S. Citizens, Citizens of the Free Countries, and U.S. Military Deployed World-wide, Government Consulates, Law Enforcement and "All in Authority out of a desire for dignity and peace (so the gospel may go forth through all the world as a testimony to all the nations so the end can come) since God desires all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the Truth" (Paraphrase of 1 Tim 2:1-5) in the Name of Jesus.
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BLESS THE INAUGURATION AND OFFICE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MILITARY, SECRET SERVICE & LAW ENFORCEMENT -- Father in Heaven, I ask you both continue to prepare, guide, and give blessing on President-elect Trump from right now to his Inauguration and all the way through both terms in office -- for him to be protected and unashamed and un-intimidated. Limit President Obama in what he can and can not do with his remaining days in office. Protect the United States from forces within and without and help the country have the right people in the right places. May we "pray for all people, kings and all in authority so we can live peaceful and dignified lives" (1 Tim 2:1-5) in Jesus' Name.

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Protect the United States from forces within and without. Help the country have the people in place to rebuild the United States. Let us give commit to pray for revival and our leadership out of 1 Timothy 2:1-5 (Prayers and Intercessions for all people, for Kings and all in Authority) and may people on all sides accept the commands of scripture. Thank you for a speedy and peaceful transition and for a country and work-ethic that reclaims ground lost to the enemy through laziness and to indifference.

 

Heavenly Father, I ask you both continue to prepare, guide and protect President-Elect Trump and protect, guide and limit President Obama in what he can and can not do with his remaining days in office (That he would be unable to release the terrorists from Guantanamo Federal Prison and other things to weaken the USA and endanger the world http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/04/opinion/the-clock-is-ticking-on-guantanamo.html). Thank you in the Name of Jesus.