Dear Friends and Intercessors,
I apologize for sending another call to prayer. We are in a critical period after the attacks in France in which our prayers are needed to join our Father’s work to avert further evil from taking place.
Why we need to pray now and not when it is convenient for us. Understanding how Satan works in The Hour of the Power of Darkness.
Following the outbreak and triumph of evil in the Paris murders by Islamic Jihadists we have entered into a time that may be called an hour of the power of darkness. This is analogous to a Holy Spirit given kairos moment when the Lord is ready to work. Except, of course, this is when the right conditions are aligned for Satan to empower his demonized human agents to accomplish his plans in greater measure.
The reality of such times when Satan is effectively at work is recognized by the Lord Jesus during the events leading to the fulfillment of Satan’s plans to have him crucified.
Luke 22:52-53 NET.
52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, the officers of the temple guard, and the elders who had come out to get him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs like you would against an outlaw?
53 “Day after day when I was with you in the temple courts, you did not arrest me. But this is your hour, and that of the power of darkness!”
Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, for example constituted an hour of the power of darkness that proceeded arguably the world’s worst outbreak of evil.
Friends, an hour of the power of darkness is upon us. The shootings in Paris on November 13th, terror bombings in Beirut, on the 12th, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Beirut_bombings ) and attacks in Mali (http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/20/africa/mali-shooting/) on the 20th, reveal a demonically empowered amplifying and multiplying cycle of more evil and destruction. Church of Jesus Christ, arise! In Jesus’ name and in the power of the Holy Spirit let us march on the gates of hell!
In such times as this, the Holy Spirit has often mobilized intercessors to step into the gap to intercede. As we pray according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can trust Him to combine our prayers with those of other Christians around the world to constrain the evil by breaking the chain of events which Satan has orchestrated.
May we as Jesus’s friends and coworkers listen and obey, so this hour of the power of darkness may become instead a kairos moment of the Holy Spirit’s work to overcome Satan’s plans, that our Father’s Kingdom may come.
With that explanation I hope you will see the urgency of this call to prayer so that Jesus can work to contain the present evil of ISIS and to prevent their plans for even greater evil. Yes! I did say that! Jesus needs our prayers!
Heeding the prophetic warnings that Satan is planning further terrorist attacks through the demonic stronghold of ISIS.
There are presently many prophetic words, visions and dreams warning of impending evil. There is no space to go over all this but one came over my phone this morning which prompted me to get this letter out to you.
It was Jon Gurley, a PRMI intercessor, who sent me the following message at 4:33 this morning: “I woke up to a vision of a Maersk shipping container and the words, ‘major destruction.’ It may have been New York, but I am not positive about that. I think it’s something we need to bind!”
The moment I saw this I witnessed to it. Yes, we need to step in and to bind the demons working in radical Islamic agents.
Praying to break the links in Satan’s plans.
We do need to bind Satan to prevent him from carrying out such a plot. And, I believe the Lord has given some specific guidance this morning about how to do that. It came as I was having breakfast. Laura asked why my phone was vibrating with messages early in the morning. I told her what Jon had sent. She then told me about the prayer meeting at her church last night where they had been praying against evil. The first guidance that came to one of the intercessors was that, “Christians would have ears to hear.” That was the direction of their prayers. I believe the Holy Spirit gave this guidance right away by opening the ears of my wife and Jon. Laura said that as they were praying for something else, a rhyme popped into her head.
For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,
And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.” 
The Lord impressed upon Laura to pray, “Lord! Act now to hide or destroy the nail that is the key to the implementation of their plans for evil.”
So that is the guidance. The moment I heard it I saw a vision of long chains of events coming together to cause “major destruction.” Pray that these links will be broken and these plans thwarted. It would be good to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to us what the particular metaphorical horseshoe-nail would be. I do not have any guidance about that. If you get a word about that, let us all know so that together we can focus our prayers on removing or blocking it.
This type of prayer to break the plans of the wicked is consistent with how the Spirit of Yahweh led His people to pray in the Psalms.
Psalm 3:6-8 NET
6 I am not afraid of the multitude of people
who attack me from all directions.
7 Rise up, LORD!
Deliver me, my God!
Yes, you will strike all my enemies on the jaw;
you will break the teeth of the wicked.
8 The LORD delivers;
you show favor to your people. (Selah)
Psalm 10:15 NET
Break the arm of the wicked and evil man!
Hold him accountable for his wicked deeds,
which he thought you would not discover.
Psalm 141:9-10 NET
9 Protect me from the snare they have laid for me,
and the traps the evildoers have set.
10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I escape.
Please be led by the Holy Spirit!
If you receive any guidance as you pray, please be sure to let us know. And keep alert as we need to persevere in extended engagement with the enemy. Let us stay in good touch with one another.
Also for more teaching on binding demons at work in the strongholds of Radical Islam, go to the prayer strategy HERE.
If you are not called to engage in this battle, consider it your niche in this effort to pray for those of us who are called to engage.
 The term “hour” is not used here of kairos but of chronos time. Only our God is Lord over time whereas Satan is working within the same constraints of chronological time that we do.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For Want of_a_Nail
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