Praise our loving God! He is opening up our vision and understanding.
And He is calling us to multiple fronts in our intercessory prayer work.
The discernment team and I are working through a number of discernment issues. This process of discernment takes considerable care and time to get right.
Currently we are preparing Discerning The Times updates and leading intercessory prayer cohorts on several fronts.
I will send out reports for guidance in prayer as soon as we are ready.
Though this is really exciting, we are facing strong head winds in spiritual warfare.
So in the meantime please cover us in prayer.
Now here are three advancements in God’s Kingdom to include in your prayer.
Three Advancements in God’s Kingdom
1. Jerusalem Prayer Endeavor
Please give thanks for the safe return of the PRMI/Dunamis Fellowship International Jerusalem Prayer Endeavor team.
2018 Jerusalem Prayer Endeavor Team
They had an amazing experience which we will be sharing with you!
Our two-year old initiative continues to mature and is bearing fruit in our growing relationships with leaders among Messianic Jews and Arab Christians. We are entering into the call to one new man in Christ between Jews and Gentiles. Thanks for praying for us!
2. New Book on High-Level Spiritual Warfare
I just published a new book entitled, Jesus Christ: Defeating Demons & Setting Captives Free: Reports From the Frontlines of an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Please pray that this new book will be read worldwide by those who will benefit from its training in high-level spiritual warfare.
“But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you.” Matthew 12:28 (NET)
The review on the book’s back cover reads as follows:
ARE YOU READY?
We are in the beginning stages of a move of God that is awakening the church for a great harvest. As the Kingdom of God advances, we can expect to see what Jesus and the church throughout history have seen—demons driven out and souls crying out to God for salvation, healing and deliverance.
Are we ready? In contemporary Western culture, where the demonic is often considered make-believe while society is riddled with fascination with the occult, this book is a sobering reality check and a great encouragement.
These riveting eyewitness accounts from a missionary in Taiwan during an outpouring of the Holy Spirit from 1987-89 will lift your faith in the authority of Jesus and help you see through this history window into the various levels of demonic affliction.
The details of ministry model how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit to bring freedom to people, institutions, and territories.
Your heart will also be touched by the love of God and the vulnerability and courage of the author and his team as they fought to follow Jesus to see heaven touch earth.
The church must learn all we can from past moves of God and from cultural contexts other than our own.
We must not miss our opportunity in the days ahead as Jesus desires to display His glory through the children of God setting the captives free, delivering whole areas of society from the influence of Satan. This book is a valuable contribution towards that goal.
– Judy Cook, Dunamis Fellowship Alaska
“The painting on the cover ‘The Descent of the Dove,’ was done by Peggy Bradford Long, my mother, who taught me that with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ is manifested and demons are cast out as the Kingdom of God is advanced. – Brad Long
You can order the book from Amazon: Defeating Demons and Setting Captives Free.
Or for volume discounts call 828-669-7373 at the PRMI office.
3. Mountain Top Equipping Camp
We also have an upcoming annual event for intercessors at the Community of the Cross – the Mountain Top Equipping Camp.
Please pray for the selection of teachers, preparation of teaching materials, and for attendance by those intercessors whom God is calling into high-level spiritual warfare.
June 11-16, 2018. Please mark your calendars.
Community of the Cross, Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA.
Who Should Attend
The Mountain Top events are designed to train and strengthen intercessors for high-level spiritual warfare. They apply to intercessors worldwide, such as with PRMI, Dunamis Fellowship International, and the ministries and churches who work with them.
Moses, Aaron and Hur as a Prayer Cohort
The Mountain Top Camp with give you the opportunity to receive equipping for discernment and prayer work. You can also join cohorts for actual prayer engagements. Prior training in spiritual warfare through the Dunamis Project will be helpful.
Building Unity Among Different Ligaments of the Body of Christ (Messiah) for Advancing the Kingdom of God.
At this time I think the event’s theme of building unity will focus on discerning and engaging the demonic strongholds of “reactionary conservatism” and “liberal progressivism.”
From my perspective, these two threats pose a “clear and present danger.” Satan is using these strongholds to bring a “schism in the soul” within the three spheres of church, society and state. I see the schism happening in the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
We will also have to deal with Radical Islam, Magic and the Occult, and other strongholds. I will send more details through another Discerning The Times for your consideration and prayer.
Each year we ask the Holy Spirit for guidance about the content and teachers. For the 2018 equipping event we are still developing the content that will be taught, as well as assigning key teachers.
The teaching on the strategies and tactics for discerning and praying down strongholds is important.
But working together as a team or cohort is also essential for high-level spiritual warfare. The cohort model provides a framework of mutual support, discernment and protection.
If you are part of a cohort, or are in the process of developing a cohort, consider bringing your whole cohort team to this event. You can learn more about how to work together as a team.
Worship, prayer, teaching, and fellowship at the Community of the Cross will provide the context for this intensive equipping camp.
Participants will receive practical instruction on how to apply discernment when following Jesus’ lead in high-level spiritual warfare. You will learn about how the Holy Spirit works through your prayers at three levels. Your prayers will focus on decloaking, deception, and disempowering demonic strongholds.
We will examine specific strongholds which are impacting the West. Also, you will receive instruction for participating in prayer cohorts and have opportunity to join a prayer cohort.
To attend the Mountain Top Equipping Camp at Black Mountain, NC, we ask that you fill out an application. You can download the application for the June, 2018 event here: Mountain Top Equipping Camp.
Both my new book and the upcoming Mountain Top Camp in June are important for equipping intercessors to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in prayer that advances the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.
So how may the equipping and the book apply to you?
Please pray. Thanks!!
Brad Long with Martin Boardman
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