In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, followers of Jesus, more than ever, need to be praying. You can join a special global prayer call this weekend to pray that Satan’s schemes to use this pandemic are thwarted.
People are contacting us from around the world. They are reporting both the dire effects of the pandemic, but also the global work of prayer.
The last Discerning The Times was very content-heavy. It focussed on equipping those called to step into their place of intercession.
I believe the Lord will continue to equip you as an intercessor and continue to call you into your place of intercession.
Global Prayer Call
I want to invite you to join us for another global prayer call on Saturday, April 4, at noon EDT.
This call will continue to focus on the prophetic words about Passover and Easter being the turning point in defeating this global nemesis. As led by the Holy Spirit we may be called to engage the demonic powers seeking to work Satan’s plans through this pandemic.
Please ask the Lord if He is calling you to attend. Sign up only if Jesus calls you. He is the Commander of the Lord’s Armies.
If the Lord does not call you to be on the call, would you please provide prayer cover for those who are. The call will be taking place this Saturday, April 4, from 12:00 till 2:00 pm EDT.
We need a strong prayer shield for this.
The Lord has told us if we are to have the authority to defeat the virus, as well as the demons taking advantage of the crisis, we must have unity in the body of Christ.
We also need representatives from the different streams of the Kingdom of God. So as last time we will have Rabbi Mark Rantz representing the Messianic Jewish stream, Roman Catholic priest and Benedictine monk, Greg Gresko representing the Roman Catholic stream, and the rest of us representing the Protestant, Reformed, Pentecostal and Charismatic streams.
Added to this prayer call will be Rev. Dr. John Chang, whose Chinese congregations are in the New York City area, which is the present epicentre of the pandemic in America.
Register for the Prayer Call
An Encouraging Story
Before closing, I would like to tell you one quick story that was a great encouragement to me and maybe to you in this battle.
Right in the middle of this week, full of prayer engagements, I received an emergency call from a pastor. One of their church members, a young person who had just recently accepted Jesus Christ, was violently manifesting evil spirits.
When I got the call I was out at the Community of Cross walking the land and praying that Jesus would manifest his power in the pandemic and push back the evil. The call felt like a major distraction. But I felt the Lord say, “Go! I am with you!”
So joined by a small team, I was the point person in Jesus’ ministry of casting out demons. I can’t give you any details because of confidentiality.
The demons manifested. But so did the presence of Jesus. The manifest presence of Jesus Christ flooded the room, and everyone present, with His love, presence, power and authority. The demons were cast out! It was so exciting and reassuring to see such a visible manifestation of Jesus’ power and authority over the devil as well as Jesus’ healing love.
This prayer appointment took several hours of my time this week!
But as I headed back to the prayer work of dealing with the pandemic, and especially discerning the avalanche of guidance coming through, I heard the Lord say in my heart: “Now that was not a waste of time at all! Not only was a tormented soul set free from Satan’s power, but I demonstrated to you my power and authority over those afflicting demons. I have that same power and authority over these high-level spirits using this pandemic.”
I felt like I was one of the 70 that Jesus had sent out in Luke 10:17, who were returning so excited that they could say, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name!” Then came Jesus’ word to them, and I believe to me, and to all of us engaged in this spiritual battle with the powers and principalities behind the human dimensions of this pandemic.
He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”Luke 10:18-20 (NIV)
With this assurance, both of Jesus’ authority over the demonic which He shares with us, and that our names are written in the book of life, let us boldly go with Jesus into the battles he has called us to.
Al & Sallie Patterson
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ,
We will be praying off site during the call to prayer on Saturday. We are in Idaho on Mountain DST.
I’m going to try to hook into this…if I can. If I am unable I will be praying.
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Wonderful Kingdom work. Using the power the Lord left us in Luke 10:19!
He is saying to us Stop what you are doing for a minute so I can assist someone thru
you. If we obey many will be freed! Blessings.
I see this as two different things. Yes, Jesus has given us power over evil demons in His name and we are blessed that our name is written in the Book of Life. Also, I see our Sovereign God showing His Power and Glory in this plague to bring in the Harvest.
Thank you for including me in your daily prayer programme. I am an 86 year old widow, a 5th generation Canadian. I believe we all have an answer to this demonic-driven coronavirus.
Kjv Ps.107:vs 1,2,12,15,21,31, 43
“O that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men.”
I prefer to substitute the word “Canadians” in place of the word men. Ask God to close the mouths of the enemy.
I prefer to substitute
Brad and Everyone,
Thank you for inviting me to prayer time today at noon. I do not sense the call of Jesus to join you, BUT I do feel called to fast and pray for all of you.
It was good to be with everyone this past Tuesday night.
I also had to miss the prayer call a week ago.
May the power and love of Jesus Christ be displayed and worshipped!
I am signed up, but cannot stay the whole 2 hours…so if u want to give my space to someone else who is more committed than I, please do that, and I will pray at various times during the two hours
Shirley M Frisbee
Brother Brad, the Lord told me to contact you yesterday and to tell you to call a SMALL remnant of people you know intimately and PRAY IN THE SPIRIT, not in the tongues of men because what is going on cannot be cast down without fasting and the weapon of war and power, that of praying in the heavenly language. I am sorry I failed to do that. Perhaps He is redeeming my failure by giving me further revelation this morning which I submit to you:
April 5, 2020
The Lord awakened me this morning at 6:00 am and I said, “Lord, what is it that you want to say to me?”
He said, “Watch and pray. The world is under attack. There are certain people whose condemnation was written about long ago who have secretly slipped in among my people [Jude 4]. They are not what they appear to be, they are angels of light. They are deceivers, false prophets, teachers and preachers, who I warned would appear in the last days, which is now. These are blemishes at your ‘love feasts’ dining at my table with you without the slightest qualm , for they know they either go undetected, or that they are ALLOWED to be there.
Let not the WISE man boast of his wisdom; or the STRONG man boast of his strength, or the RICH man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and KNOWS me [Jer. 9:23-24].
Therefore, I say, CALL FOR A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY, and consider not these boasters, but rather consider those who are not considered wise men after the flesh, not considered mighty, or noble, but these who are called as the remnant [1 Cor. 1:26]. CONTEND FOR THE FAITH, build yourselves up [1 Cor. 14:4], and PRAY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT [Jude 20], not in tongues of men.
The serpent is cursed above all the livestock and all the wild animals [Gen. 3:14]. In the beginning, I put enmity between him and the woman, and between his offspring and hers. So long as a righteous seed is preserved, my promise of salvation hangs over his head, threatening his impending doom. He knows that his time is at hand, THIS IS THE SOURCE OF THE CURRENT BATTLE!
I have given woman the power to crush the head of the serpent through the power and authority of my offspring, Jesus Christ [Gen. 3:15]. “CONSIDER NOW! CALL FOR THE WAILING WOMEN TO COME: SEND FOR THE MOST SKILLFUL OF THEM [Jer. 9:17]. LET THEM COME QUICKLY and wail over you till your eyes overflow with tears and water streams from your eyelids” [Jer. 9:18]. PRAY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT [Jude 20], not the tongues of men.
The sound of wailing is heard from Zion, “How ruined we are!” [Jer. 9:19]. It is a time for judging the nations and the house of God. ‘The time has come when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh’ [Jer. 9:25-26]. Death has climbed into your windows and entered your fortress, your sacred place . IT HAS CUT OFF THE CHILDREN FROM THE STREETS AND THE YOUNG MEN FROM THE PUBLIC SQUARE .
‘NOW, OH WOMEN, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD, OPEN YOUR EARS TO THE WORDS OF HIS MOUTH” [Jer. 9:20].
Zeb Bradford Long
Just want to say Amen.. thanks! This was an amazing call!