Between now and January 22nd there are two momentous events scheduled that are as much spiritual as they are political. These are the Paris Mid-East Peace Conference and the Inauguration of the next President of the United States.
Below are excerpts from a piece written by Jon Gurley about the potential significance of these events for God’s Kingdom. Jon is the leader of an intercessory prayer cohort that meets at the Community of the Cross.
Jon’s call to intercession is followed by some reflections and prayer points by Martin Boardman who has been called by the Dunamis Fellowship Canada as Prayer Mobilizer for the Dunamis Fellowship International (DFI).
I conclude this piece with suggestions for prayer for those called to high-level intercession. We face a very difficult and dangerous season and your discernment and prayers are needed.
A Call to Intercede
By Jon Gurley
1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—- 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:1–4)
The next two weeks will see several significant events that need to be covered in prayer. It is through the prayers of God’s people that these times of potential chaos and turmoil can be restrained and pushed back.
He Who Restrains
Thessalonians 2:1-12 explains End Time events that still spark debate among theologians over questions such as, “What does the falling away mean?” “Who is the man of lawlessness?” “What will happen at the time of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ?” One thing within this passage is clear: the “man of sin” is restrained from doing his lawless deeds until “He who restrains” is taken out of the way.
The Holy Spirit within God’s people is “He who restrains”. It is only as we pray, listen, and use our authority granted in Jesus’ Name that these lawless plans can be thwarted and kept at bay.
The Paris Mid-East Peace Conference and the Inauguration of the Next President of the United States
On January 15 the Paris Mid-East Peace Conference will begin as 70 nations gather to bring forth a solution to the turmoil in the Mid-East.
This is not a conference to stop radical Islam, which is advancing Satan’s plans to destroy Israel and replace Judaism and Christianity with the deception of Islam, but rather a group of nations gathering to condemn, divide, and delegitimize Israel’s right to exist!
The long-term effect of this group of nations plotting against Israel could be HUGE. This is a point of attack against the nation of Israel that we must pray into.
On January 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
Regardless of the political arguments for or against this man, he is the one that will be sitting in the most powerful office in the land. One of the most ignored stories of this past election cycle is the fact that President-elect Trump has surrounded himself with a number of ministers who have been advising and praying for him.
On election day and on the following day several groups will be meeting in Washington DC. From the steps of the U.S. Capitol there will be scriptures read and prayers prayed by people like Franklin Graham, Paula White, and Rabbi Marvin Hier.
At the same time, protesters will be gathering around the Nation’s Capital. The news networks will be busy using the protests to promote their agenda while ignoring the prayers and spoken Word of God over our Nation.
Pray that God’s Word will go forth and that Truth will be proclaimed in these crucial days.
We need to listen to what the Holy Spirit is telling us and pray fervently that God’s will be done on earth.
Reflections and Prayer Guidance from Martin Boardman
Whenever we encounter situations like these, the first thing we need to do in prayer is ask the Lord to show us how he wants us to engage.
The Lord will call some intercessors to move to the front lines and engage in high-level spiritual warfare.
Prayerfully Discern: Are you Called to Engage?
Brad will give some guidelines about how to pray later. But not everyone is called to engage in such a high-level intercession, and if the Lord has not called you it would be unsafe to engage.
We are All Called to Pray for our Leaders
However, we are all called to pray and–as Scripture reminds us–we need to pray for those in leadership. So how can we pray for these situations? Here are some suggestions:
- Give thanks for the democratic freedoms we enjoy.
- Pray that the people who do feel led to protest would do so peacefully and within the law and that the Lord would remove anyone who would intentionally seek violence.
- Pray for law enforcement officials in their roles. Pray that the Lord would strengthen them and help them to keep peace.
- Pray for unity within the country, not through political means, but through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
- Pray for the world leaders who will gather for this peace conference. Pray for eyes to see the truth and–where that truth has been clouded by the enemy–pray that eyes may be truly opened.
- Pray that the Lord would use these events in a way which will cause the advancement of His Kingdom. Give thanks that He can work all things to the good.
Guidance for Strategic Prayer from Brad Long
Based on my recently released book Prayer Strategy for Jesus’ Victory, I believe the Holy Spirit may be guiding us to pray in the following ways–especially in regards to the Peace Conference which is opposed to Israel and the alleged plans to disrupt the inauguration of the U.S. President.
Piercing the Demonic Cloaking Hiding Satan’s Plans
This is the first work of the intercessor. We must pray that the evil Satan intends will be exposed. In the demonic strongholds based on Islam, Satan is planning on carrying out four terrible plans.
Those plans include the replacement of God’s way of salvation and the genocide of all Jews and Christians who do not submit to the tyranny and deception of Islam. The true motives of this “peace” conference need to be exposed.
We must also pray for piercing Satan’s cloaking that is hiding his agendas in those who are gathering in Washington DC in order to disrupt the orderly, constitutionally insured transition from one administration to another.
This will give us the “intelligence” needed to know how to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in defeating Satan’s plans and advancing the Kingdom of God.
Two Video Teachings to Help you Pierce this Demonic Cloaking
This tactic of Piercing the Demonic cloaking that hides Satan’s plans is critically important for intercessors to understand. To help you better understand and apply this tactic, I invite you to review the following two video teachings that I did during the Jerusalem Prayer Endeavor.
Demonic Cloaking: Hiding Satan’s Plans and Strongholds
In this video teaching, I give a summary of how a demonic stronghold is formed and then discuss the nature of the demonic cloaking which surrounds it and prevents it from being exposed.
This teaching was given as intercessors were about to go out on prayer assignments in Jerusalem. Their first task was to understand the way Satan hides his terrible plans of replacement and genocide of Jews and Christians.
Prayer Tactics for Piercing the Cloaking
This lesson is a practical teaching about the specific tactics for piercing the demonic cloaking using the example of how this took place in “piercing the cloaking” of the plans of Islamic terrorist who attacked Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015, killing 130 people.
Here, we look at the way the Holy Spirit may use us as intercessors to break the causal chains of events that lead to the implementation of Satan’s plans. For these chains of events to be broken, the role of the intercessors will often be to pray that terrorist’s plans will be exposed to law enforcement so they may be blocked.
We also pray for the true motivation for the Paris massacre to be revealed. The Lord did this by showing a picture of the Islamic radical who planned the attacks holding a Koran and the black flag of ISIS with the Islamic Creed in white and the seal of the prophet Muhammad.
How could you miss the connection to Islam? But many did miss this connection because Satan blinded them by their worldview.
In the Name of Jesus, Commanding that Satan’s Kingdom will be Divided
I believe Jesus Christ may be calling us to join Him in the tactic of dividing the Kingdom of Satan. This is based on our Commander’s own words, “Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and a divided household falls.” (Lk. 11:17)
This is different from praying that our enemies will turn against each other. Rather, this is going right to the heart of the empire of evil that is behind the human structures and movements that are at work.
Dividing a Kingdom of Fear
This strategy of dividing Satan’s kingdom, when directed by the Holy Spirit has a powerful effect because of the nature of Satan’s demonic kingdom. It is a kingdom of evil spirits held together by coercion and fear.
When this totalitarian kingdom is divided, it turns against itself descending into chaos. The result in the human realm is that the strongholds lose their cohesiveness and fall into confusion so that Satan cannot accomplish his purposes. Seek God’s guidance about whether to do this.
Guard Against Division from Satan
If you are led to take this step, make sure that you first have within your prayer group a unity of faith in Jesus Christ and that everyone has confessed their sins and been forgiven. Otherwise, Satan may turn this against the prayer group and bring division and conflict.
Some Model Commands that May be Used:
- In the Authority of Jesus Christ, we declare that in Washington DC and at the gathering of the nations in France that “Satan’s Kingdom is Divided and Fallen.” (Naming these geographic locations is an important limitation; we are not being called to divide Satan’s entire Kingdom but only in these locations.)
- “I announce that by the blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross, Satan is defeated. In the name of Jesus Christ, I sever Satan’s demonic agents who go by the names (Name any demonic powers the Holy Spirit reveals to you) from the human beings gathering for the Peace Conference in France or in Washington DC intending to disrupt the orderly transition of Government.
- In the mighty name of Jesus who defeated your dictator Satan on the Cross, I rescind the orders of Satan that compel you (the demons) to stay in your unity of command, purpose and actions. I also cut you off from other demons with the same assignment that you have.”
- In the name of Jesus, I speak confusion in your communications with your higher authorities.
- In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray that the human enemies of God’s Kingdom will fall into confusion, be of divided hearts and minds, and be unable to participate in implementing Satan’s plans.
Rooted in Christ, Supported by Fellow Intercessors
I recommend that before you pray these prayers, you first spend time building unity in Christ in your cohort and that you notify other prayer groups and intercessors that you intend to move into this level of prayer. That way we can cover each other.
Share your Discernment
Please let Martin Boardman know if you are being led to apply this tactic. Also, as you review this Discerning the Times, please pass on any guidance you receive as it may be of great help for all of us.
Above all, do not get ahead or behind the guidance of the Holy Spirit and stay close to Jesus and the body of Christ.