In this Discerning the Times, we shall look at the dangers of the HR 5 Bill which is currently making its way through the legislative process within the USA. This “equality act ” sounds good, but as we look closer we will see how Satan can use this bill to open the door to the potential for the persecution of those who hold to Biblical faith.
This is a part of Satan’s ongoing schemes to effect a schism in America’s soul, through the establishment and growth of demonic strongholds through which tyranny can be imposed. The Lord is calling for intercessors to stand in the gap at this time and pray to frustrate Satans plans and intercede for the advancement of God’s kingdom.
Since January 2021, this assault has taken place with great haste and in a bewildering number of ways. (For example, bill HR 1 is changing voting laws opening the door for future voter fraud.1 Bill HR 5 is imposing the agenda of the radical left upon the whole nation. There has been a flurry of Executive orders and spending bills so enormous, mostly on radical left causes, that they ensure bankruptcy or devaluation of our currency and so on.)
It is frankly difficult to know how to counter all these actions that are being recommended or enacted – it is precisely Satan’s plans to confuse us about what is happening and so scattering our prayers that we lack the concentration of prayer needed to expose and overcome these assaults.
The Strategic Importance of Bill HR5
In this blizzard of activity implementing the Radical Left’s agenda, I am convinced that our prayer work must include dealing with HR 5 Bill, the “Equality” Act, because it seems to be part of Satan’s plans to put in place demonic strongholds working through the American government and legal system needed for the persecution of all those people, organizations and movements that express Biblical Faith.
The House of Representatives passed the Equality Act of 2021 bill on February 25, 2021. It has now gone to the Senate. To read a summary of this bill, click here. In many ways, this bill is a reworking of the Civil Rights legislation of 1964. It has been revised to include the issue of gender. With gender being defined by what individuals think and declare, rather than in terms of biological sex.
The Democrats have a history of seeking to pass a bill like this one, starting back in July 2015, and you can see this history by clicking here. This action is no surprise to any of us who have observed their tactics the last five years. The Democratic party removed the Trump Administration, the bulwark against the Radical Left, and quickly put forward this legislation.
The Need for Discernment
I urge all intercessors to do their own research on all these things, so you may be informed of the great evil that is being implemented in the name of equality. I invite everyone who reads Discerningthe Times to do your own research and uncover the deep evil buried in this HR 5 Bill. I recommend the following four resources:
- 11 Myths about HR 5, the Equality Act of 2021 ~ From The Heritage Foundation
- Find Out How HR 5 Endangers Religious Freedom, and Pray! ~ From Intercessors For America (IFA), The Liberty Counsel
- The Danger of the Aggressive HR5 And Why You Should Pray ~ From Intercessors For America (IFA)
- HR 5: THE (IN)EQUALITY ACT An Existential Threat To Families and Faith Communities ~ From Child and Parental Rights Campaign
The Legal Aspects of this Legislation
To help explain HR 5, here is a short clip of an interview that I did with Steve Aceto, PRMI’s Legal Counsel, who explains the legal aspects of this legislation and which make it such a threat to our liberties.
I offer to you as intercessors the following discernment about HR 5.
The ultimate purpose of this legislation embodied in HR 5 is not just the abolition of our freedoms but also the fundamental transformation of America into an anti-God State, one that would be compliant with Satan’s master plans of destroying the kingdom plans God has for the nation which are part of his plans for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. HR 5 is not the end game in these plans but merely one more step in the process of putting in place Satan’s master strategy against the Kingdom of God.
If our assessment of this Bill is on track, then we must rush to the ramparts and pray that it will be defeated in the Senate and that Satan’s schemes will be exposed and thwarted.
For those intercessors and spiritual warriors who are not in the USA, please do not abandon those in America who need your prayers! We need your prayer support now more than ever, for Satan’s attack against both freedom as well as the Kingdom of God is global in scope.
Agreeing in Prayer
Please join in agreeing together in prayer.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, we pray that through your Holy Spirit and the words of your anointed truth loves and speakers, you will pierce the demonic cloaking hiding the true agenda of Satan working through the Democratic-controlled Congress and the Presidency.
Pierce through the layers of deception and expose the truly insidious nature of this Bill HR 5 and the consequences for the Kingdom of God and our nation.
Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray that you will empower and equip those Congressmen and Senators who speak out against this evil and are working to overturn it. These are the Joshua workers through whom I believe God is working to answer our prayers that God’s Kingdom will be advanced. (I have been called by the Holy Spirit to be a personal intercessor for Senator Ted Cruz, among others. Add those you are also called to pray for.)
Oh Lord, we are desperate for your help in keeping the unity of the body of Messiah (Christ). We pray for your deep wisdom, love and humility as we pray for the unity you prayed for in John 17. Lord, it seems that HR 5, and indeed many other actions based on the Radial Left agenda, which the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House are taking, are being used intentionally by Satan to deceive and divide not just the nation but your body the Church. Please, oh Lord, help us! Move past that which is being used to divide us to you who units us. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ,
Thanks, everyone. Please pass on any discernment that you may have about these issues. And especially what the Lord says to you about how He is calling us to engage together in this prayer work.
- For all those who say there is no evidence of massive voter fraud in the 2020 US Presidential election I urge you to carefully explore the evidence presented by Mike Lindell on his site https://lindelltv.com/
This sort of political diatribe has no place in an organization whose purpose is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ and enable the sanctification of believers through the power of the Holy Spirit acting within believers–unless PRMI is to be promoting the establishment of a “Christian-sharia” law which eventually would destroy ALL sense of religious freedom in the USA.
It is time to get off the cultic support of a former president who lost the popular election in 2016 but was propelled to the presidency by the Electoral College by the quirk of those “swing” state laws that assigned all their electors to a plurality of voters even though a significant majority of the voters in those states didn’t vote for him. He actually LOST the actual election by over 3 million votes and then lost the 2021 election by over 7 million votes with every challenge less one denied by judges and Secretaries of State many of whom were appointees or supporters of the past president. Massive fraud indeed! If PRMI is to succeed in its Evangelical and Sanctification mission its leadership must get back to its fundamental mission and and quit looking inward and interpreting personal desires and whims as “discretion” and “prophecy.”
Zeb Bradford Long
To Ted and others who are apparently blind to the depth of evil that we are dealing with and how it directly impacts the Kingdom of God and the Church of Jesus Christ.
So do you support the antichrist ideology which is directly opposed to Biblical Faith and Judeo-Christian Values, that is embodied in the in HR 5 and being put into our legal structures of our society will directly impact the Church of Jesus Christ and our ability to live out our biblical faith?
These dangers are being named by others besides me and PRMI and the Holy Spirit is stirring up a global movement of prayer to advance the Kingdom of God over these demonic strongholds that are behind these social and political movements. Are you opposed to that work of prayer that Satan’s schemes be exposed and over come by the power of God? Here is an article sent to me by the leader of the PRMI POTUS prayer group that is exposing some of these dangers.
When the persecution of the Church begins (actually it has already begun) it will be people like you who have been deceived into this movement who will be culpable.
From – The Briefing Prophetic Insight for Strategic Intercession: A Special Message From Lou Engle
Dangers of the Equality Act
By Cheryl Amabile
The bill’s government label is H.R.5. It’s misnomer is the “Equality Act.” If passed by the Senate and signed into law, this bill would politicize the treatment of gender dysphoria and institutionalize “transgender medicine” for years to come. Already, a judge in Ohio revoked one couple’s custody of their teenage daughter because they didn’t want her to receive testosterone injections at the recommendations of a gender clinic and county agency.(1) As federal legislation, H.R.5 would mandate nationwide compliance to sexual orientation while criminalizing objections of conscience at both personal and professional levels.
According to Mat Staver of Liberty Council, this radical piece of legislation is “the most extreme threat to religious freedom, free speech, privacy and women’s rights ever proposed by Congress.”(2) In addition, Janet Porter, author of the Heartbeat Bill, explains that the term “related medical conditions,” hidden in the language of H.R.5, would undo every abortion restriction that has been passed in states across the country.(3)
Truly we are living in days when evil is considered good and good, as defined by God in scripture, is considered evil. It is critical, therefore, that we are not left unaware of Satan’s schemes. At the end of this briefing, we’ve listed several links to excellent resources explaining the implications of this pending legislation. Please read and share with family and friends the disturbing and diabolical realities that are encroaching upon us.
Meanwhile, adding to the weightiness of the moment, Chris Berglund had a very sobering dream this week that we must bring to your attention:
In the dream we were inside a building in the middle of the country. Outside there was a dark cloud coming from the east and forming over our nation. We knew intuitively that we had only a short window of time, perhaps a year or two, in which to turn the body of Christ and the nation back to God. Our assignment was to prevail against this storm, at least for a season. It was also evident that we needed to do this for the sake of the children in the nations. God’s invitation to us was to see the fruition of a great awakening and revival. Yet, the outcome seemed very much up to us as the ekklesia. In the dream it was being said, “The currency of heaven is hunger and thirst mixed with faith based in intimacy.” It was understood that this is what it would take to prevail against the coming storm. Towards the end of the dream, we stood outside, unified with another group of believers, and preparing to release proclamations and declarations into the atmosphere. To one direction the skies were blue. In the other direction the skies were black and swirling with evil.
Dreams such as this beckon us to search them out intently before the Lord. Over time, this dream may prove to have multiple layers of application. But for now, we can’t help but associate the ominous cloud rising out of the east with the treacherous executive orders and pending legislation coming out of Washington, D.C., along with the dark ideologies that are fueling them.
As the dream emphasizes, we cannot afford to hunker down and hope for this storm to blow over. We must pray and act. The scriptures are clear that God has entrusted great authority to His people on earth to influence the realm in which we live.
“…On this rock I will build My church (“ekklesia” in Greek), and the gates of Sheol will not withstand it. “To you I shall give the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; everything that you will bind in the earth will have been bound in Heaven, and anything that you will release in the earth will have been released in Heaven.” Matt 16:18-19
I agree and totally support Brad Long. What Brad has written is spot on and I personally dismiss the the demonic attacks on what he has written in exposing the evil attacking our nation. The best practice is to blow off inflammatory comments and not let them get under ones skin, the only reason for these comments is to get in our heads.
Hello Brad, Yesterday the world cohort Pray for the Nations met. I was asked to lead but I had a deep feeling that the topic had to be changed to world prayer and that it was very important. The intense need for searching subject and countries was immense. So I put together items I felt we needed to pray about, covid 19, riots, governments, world and chaos. Then beside each country i had to write the problems toxic water dumping in Japan, Russia massing on Ukrainian border China half the worlds carbon emission output, the world under attack. So we prayed for each country each problem and near the end I had to decree and Declare changes until the end of our meeting. James Goll Waging Effective Warfare event later that evening with tools which he had given us, great tools but I had not told anyone at that time as it was late I think the problem is greater than I thought but you are right! CHAOS; world problem, a condition or place of great disorder or confusion. Discrimination – Divide – Racism
I agree 100% with Philip Stamp. I, too, sense an urgent need for corporate prayer.
Jeanne A Linquist
Brad – this is so critically important for all the reasons already mentioned. I think we also need to be fasting (as lead by the Spirit). Perhaps PRMI could consider calling for a specific day of prayer and fasting as this gets to the Senate. Also, HR 1 is likewise awful and should not get off the radar. Blessings to all of you.
Right on the mark Brad! “First of all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men. For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility that we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life, a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way . For such praying is good and right, and is pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior.” I Tim. 2:1-3
Hello Brad, I agree with you 100%. The body of Christ, the ekklesia, cannot afford to be silent or asleep at the wheel as we were in 1964 when prayer was removed from our schools, and again in 1973 concerning Roe v. Wade. The ramifications of HR5 will be equally devastating to the fabric of life for Christians for years to come. Since the MSM engages regularly in disinformation, we must share the truth among the brethren, and encourage corporate prayer and fasting, exercising the authority given us by Christ himself to influence the earthly realm. I have spoken to my local church leadership regarding HR5 and HR1, toward this same end. This is a moral issue, not a political one, and we must make our voices heard,