Is everyone holding up ok? The last few weeks have been a marathon of constant prayer engagements. Our discernment team has been sorting through an avalanche of information. There have been a number of different prophetic words that have needed to be discerned. (In case you missed it: here is the article that talks about discerning prophetic words) I have been up night after night in both prayer battles as well as preparing these Discerning the Times. Please let’s uphold one another in prayer.
A Call to Pray that Churches are Full, Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday
In an interview last Tuesday, President Trump said he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will be under control soon enough that Christians will be able to “pack” their churches by Easter Sunday.
Here is a headline of the astonishing statements made by President Trump that I believe that Jesus/ Yeshua is calling us to pray into reality.
‘Beautiful thing’: Trump hopes to see ‘packed churches’ on Easter Sunday
by Anthony Leonardi March 24, 2020.
Trump said it would be a “beautiful time” for people to resume their routines by Easter Sunday, April 12, during a Tuesday interview with Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer. He also said the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ is a “very special day” to him.
“Look: Easter’s a very special day for me. And I see it sort of in that timeline that I’m thinking about. And I say, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have all the churches full?'” Trump said. “The churches aren’t allowed, essentially, to have much of a congregation there,” he continued, later noting that Christians have been unable to worship in person.
“You’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it would be a beautiful time, and it’s just about the timeline that I think is right,” he concluded, though noting his uncertainty that public health concerns would be adequately addressed.
During an earlier Fox News town hall event, Trump indicated his intent to allow people to resume working by the religious holiday, repeating his claim that it’s a “special day.” Hemmer and Trump agreed that, should the Virus be adequately addressed by then, it would be a “great American resurrection.”The Washington Examiner
I believe that this is more than just President Trump’s hope! It is one part of an invitation being given by the Holy Spirit for intercessors to pray this “hope” into fruition.
We are called to pray that there would be a breakthrough and diminishing of the threat of coronavirus by Passover and Easter so that Jews and Christians may pack out synagogues and churches as a witness to Biblical faith.
(note: this year, Passover is observed April 8-16; Easter on April 12)
Why did Trump give what amounted to a personal testimony of what Easter meant to him, that this was the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ and is a “very special day” to him?
I believe that this proclamation made by the President of the United States may function as a word of prophecy that God will use to accomplish His history-shaping Kingdom purposes. (Like when Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I have a dream speech” or Ronald Reagan gave the “Tear Down this Wall” speech.)
I have gone through a process of discernment to conclude that this word spoken by Trump may be intended by God to serve as prophecy, which I will present to you in another timeless teaching piece – but for now, what alerted me is how Trump’s words of looking to Easter as the turning point to defeat the virus and to restore the nations are consistent with other prophetic words.
“The Nations in Turmoil! Declare: Fear Will Be Overcome by Laughter!”
Chuck D. Pierce, Corinth, TX
“The Lord will thunder and roar from Zion…!” (Joel 3:16). From this Scripture, we developed our concept for Head of the Year 5780, entering this new era with the roar of the Lord. During that Head of the Year 5780 gathering on September 26-29, 2019, I began to prophesy that the nations would come into turmoil until Passover.
At Starting the Year Off Right 2020, God was saying that there would be a massive plague-like invasion that would test us through Passover. When I prophesied that in Las Vegas on January 26, I did get several comments and certain rebuttals for repeating that our nation would go into some sort of major trial through April. I believe that we are seeing this not only in this nation, but throughout the nations at this time in history.The Elijah List
COVID-19 and the Spring Feasts.
Rev. Martin Boardman
Martin reviews the feast of Israel and makes the following connections:
Symbolically the removal of yeast represents the work of confession and repentance. This repentance is necessary personally and corporately. Many intercessors have recognized this theme as being important right now. Personal repentance is important. As is repentance of the church, for the ways it has fallen short, as is the repentance of our nations. The passages from 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 and Daniel 9 have been widely shared:
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. (2 Chronicles 7:13-15 (NIV))
First Fruits and Shavuot
Intercessors are also seeing this as a time of opportunity for the body of Messiah to step up and step out in bold witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The fields are ripe for harvest (John 4:35), and space has been created in people’s lives right now. With the potential of disease overshadowing people, questions about faith begin to bubble up to the surface.
A Strategy for Prayer?
So in these days leading up to Easter and Passover, there needs to be a focus upon repentance. Repentance is the first thing that needs to happen. The leaven must be removed, and the body made ready to celebrate the death and resurrection of the Passover lamb, Yeshua – Jesus. We need to pray that congregations will be prepared for a new season of ministry where ministry happens without programs or buildings. It is also a great time to pray that this Virus would literally pass over and be gone!www.mobilizingprayer.org
Coronavirus Will End in Passover; Cure Will Come from Israel
A Prophecy from a Mystic Rabbi in Israel
“A recognized mystic rabbi who has made shockingly accurate predictions in the past came out with another shocking prediction; a cure to the coronavirus will come from Israel before the end of the upcoming Passover holiday…. “Miracles and wonders will be seen during the holiday of Passover and the disease will end. God sees all the suffering and fear. He hears our prayers and for that, he will bring great salvation.”Breaking Israel News
These prophetic words that have been spoken by others suggest that God is calling us into intercession and to pray in the “hope” that Trump expressed of churches full celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
However, as I have insisted many times, prophetic words are not just predictions of what will take place in the future. Instead, they are invitations from God to us of Biblical faith to pray these words into reality.
How are we Called to Pray?
Overall our call is to pray for a manifestation of the power of God. This manifestation would work through and concurrently with medical science, the massive mobilization of the nation to put in place good health practices, the government, and the private sectors to force this invisible enemy — the coronavirus that is shutting down entire nations — into a retreat.
Strategies for Prayer
- Pray for repentance.
- Pray for God to bless government leaders.
- Pray for God to bless the scientists, media and health professionals. (Especially at the Israeli MIGAL [The Galilee Research Institute] who are way ahead in developing the vaccine.
- Pray that God would intervene through both natural and supernatural means to destroy this virus.
- Pray that all demonic spirits, working through this virus and the reaction to this pandemic to accomplish Satan’s purposes, would be bound and defeated.
- Pray that the body of Messiah/Christ would be humbled and would be a powerful witness to the world of the resurrection life of Jesus Christ.
- Pray that all nations would, through God’s intervention and the body of Messiah’s witness, come to know that Yeshua/Jesus is Lord.
Announcing an online Prayer Engagement for Noon Eastern Daylight Time
Calling An Urgent Prayer Meeting to Pray for the Fulfillment of the “Hope” that the Churches would be full on Easter and the virus turned back by Passover.
As a particular way to walk out this call to prayer, I am inviting a group to assemble online on Saturday, March 28th at noon EDT.
The Lord has provided the guidance that there needs to be representation from the major ligaments from the Body of Christ. So joining me on the leadership team will be Messianic Jewish Rabbi Mark Rantz and Roman Catholic Priest and Benedictine Monk Greg Gresko.
Also while our assignment is focused on praying in the particular words of the American President, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the world, so we need representatives from the Nations joining in this work of prayer.
Prayer Meeting over Zoom
Time: March 28, 2020, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (USA and Canada)
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Thank you for joining this special prayer cohort. The Lord may move us into a time of binding high-level evil spirits, so please pray for protection as you enter this call. Also, if you do not feel called to take part, then please provide some strong prayer cover for us.
Thanks, and please pass on any discernment you have right away to me, that may relate to this call.
I have to confess that while this is all stressful, it is immensely exciting to be taking part in this move of prayer that is not only going to defeat this nemesis of the pandemic but also as we step out in faith and obedience will bring an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and a great advancement of the Kingdom of God.