The purpose of this occasional feature in Moving with the Spirit Online is to communicate guidance that has been given from the Lord. After I have discerned that these may be genuine revelations from the Holy Spirit I will pass them on to you for your discernment, prayer and action.
>7:23 min Video Clip – By Brad Long – The guidance received in the ongoing call to prayer for the demonic cloaking hiding the plans for evil planned against us by the demonic stronghold of Islamic Terrorism.
In the last Discerning the Times, I brought the word calling us to pray for protection against terrorist attacks. The places named that needed to be especially alert are the United States, United Kingdom, Israel and Russia.
Before we go any further, we first need to give thanks that the terrorist attack planned for the North West/Delta flight on Christmas day failed! Praise God!
I suspect that there may have been other attacks that were planned that were stopped that we shall never know about. I believe that God used our prayers to protect the lives of people on that airplane.
There were a number of people scattered in various parts of the world, who had been given essentially the same guidance. This is confirming that the Holy Spirit was indeed mobilizing prayer.
One of my daughter’s friends received the “Discerning the Times” and immediately wrote Eli and me the following specific guidance as to how he had been led to pray. This seemed so important that I am passing it on as follows:
This guidance was given – before the Christmas day attack:
I was led to focus prayer on those who tend to be the ones actually carrying out these acts of violence (new recruits, young men lured by the promise of martyrdom…basically those whose hearts God has not yet allowed to harden completely like the Pharoh, which is what I believe is possibly the condition of the hearts of the leadership).
I’m going on the assumptions that the true instruments of evil, the higher level leaders in these organizations, hide and plot evil while sending brainwashed innocents to carry out their plans. ? ?So along those lines I prayed:
- 1. For cracks, divisions, & deep fissures among the various terrorist cells that would disillusion those being led (manipulated) by them.
- 2. For the lies that are the foundations of these groups to be revealed, leading to defections, betrayals, and exposure.
- ?3. Also then for protection of those who will be traitors to these organizations that they would be able to find refuge from which they can reveal key information about these groups that will led to their downfall.
- ?4. And that those who have been lead to do evil would feel remorse (conviction by the Holy Spirit) over the evil they have done or entertained, break rank then, and in seeing the evil in what they have been taught, would in contrast then seek or be lead to the true Lord where they may receive salvation and be forgiven.
Like the Apostle Paul then, those they once persecuted would become their brothers, and the God they did not know would then become their Father in heaven.? ?I have definitely felt heaviness over the deception of the enemy lately over our nation. Christian and non-Christian alike are unaware of the snips to the threads of Christianity woven into the fabric of our nation. Even some of those who confess no allegiance to the Lord I believe may one day see the danger that those snips pose even to them.
Please use this picture of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day – to focus your prayers. This photo was taken off the BBC website. It is also a confirmation that the following guidance comes from the Holy Spirit.
I would add to this the following guidance was received from a Arthur Horton working at the at the Community of the Cross.
Pray for the Lord to bring confusion in the camp of the enemy that they might turn on themselves.
Also pray that those in authority will be able to see and that our leaders will not be blind to the real threat that Islamic Terrorism poses to civilized society.
Is God calling you as an intercessor? How do you know? And if so what do you do?
Another aspect that was most interesting was a number of people wrote or called describing mystical experiences and wondering if they were crazy or called as intercessors.
There were some who not only got clear words of guidance like the ones given above but also “saw” into the spiritual realms and saw Satan at work but also saw God at work as well.
The wonderful thing about all this is that it confirmed that God is at work calling people to do the work of intercession and working through us in a coordinated way to do His work on earth of overcoming evil and advancing His Kingdom.
I believe that God is calling PRMI to provide a way of equipping those whom the Holy Spirit is calling into this strange, sometimes terrible and dangerous, but glorious work of intercession. I realized that for me it has often been a very lonely journey, and that it has been most encouraging to know that I am not alone. It is also important to connect with others because some times what I receive is so bizarre that I know I really need the help of a discerning community to help sort out what is from the Lord, the Devil or just my imagination.
So to help in all this I am seeking guidance about putting together an on line course that would start with our basic teaching on prayer, and then move to dealing with issues of how do we pray. We will connect this to a PRMI Advanced Intercessory Prayer Course at the Community of the Cross.
The question that some have asked, “Is the Holy Spirit calling me to be an intercessor and work with Jesus?” To start to address that question I have included the teaching from the Dunamis Video Course on the Power of Prayer, specifically the lesson on discerning one’s call to intercession. It may be helpful to you as you get these invitations from God. It is also a sample of the type of teaching that we will be able to offer on line.
[23:36 min Video] – Lesson One from the Dunamis Video Course, “Into the Gap: The Call to Intercession”.
Other Resources On Prayer
Rev. Denny Finnegan, a member of the Dunamis Fellowship faculty, has also written a 13 week small group study guide FOUNDATIONS – Understanding Prayer Ministry that is based upon the principles taught in this Dunamis Video Course on prayer.