We believe that Jesus is calling us into three different expanded prayer engagements to intercede on three decisive war fronts.
This past week has been incredible! We had two strategic level Discerning the Times Global Prayer Meetings, one on March 28 and the second on April 4. There were over a hundred intercessors at each of these prayer times.
On Tuesday, we called a special POTUS Prayer Cohort meeting. This prayer meeting focussed on praying protection for President Trump from those who would deceive him.
Each weekday, we have offered the noon Shalom Prayer call. All of these calls have been well attended. This work is just one tributary in a vast global concert of prayer that the Holy Spirit has mobilized to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ through the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The word that I am receiving from the Lord is that we need to pray in a similar way to how the early Church prayed when it was under persecution:
And now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant Your servants to speak Your word with utmost courage— (30) while You stretch out Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy Servant Yeshua.” (31) When they had prayed, the place where they were gathered was shaken. And they were all filled with the Ruach ha-Kodesh and began to speak the word of God with boldness.Act 4:29-31
As we pray this prayer during this season of Passover and Easter, we recognize that the Lord does not call everyone to pray about everything. This is the wonderful thing about understanding our place of intercession within the Intercessory Prayer Army! We can have different assignments that Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit weaves together in a vast concern of prayer.
In this Discerning the Times, we would like to invite you to consider how the Lord may be calling you into one of the following areas of prayer.
Expanded POTUS Prayer Cohort
Tuesday, April 7, at 3:00 pm (EDT)
The POTUS prayer cohort has been faithfully praying for the President of the United States. Recently they have been praying that there would be a breakthrough to diminish the threat of COVID-19 in the USA by Easter and Passover so that Jews and Christians may pack out Synagogues and Churches as a witness to Biblical Faith.
We have many prophetic words affirming Trump’s leadership and prophetic vision both in defeating the virus but also of restoring America’s economy.
We are also getting many words warning that Trump is under massive spiritual attack and is in danger of being deceived. When you sign up for this prayer event, you will get a link with two of these prophetic words.
JuleAnn Martin, the POTUS Network prayer coordinator, will be joining me in this call.
Prayer for the Restoration of Biblical Faith in Jesus the Messiah
Wednesday, April 8, 10:00 am (EDT)
This high-level prayer time will continue to pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit during Passover and Easter. We have been getting words that this is a Mount Carmel moment for the body of Christ. In which believers need to heed the call and step out in biblical faith.
For the time has come for judgment to begin with the house of God. If judgment begins with us first, what will be the end for those who disobey the Good News of God?1 Peter 4:17
Establishing our faith in Jesus Christ, the Messiah is the basis for the role the Church will play in praying in a revival that will transform society, defeat Satan’s strongholds, and advance the Kingdom of God.
Passover begins at sundown on Wednesday, April 8. So this is a strategic time to pray. To understand the relationship between Passover and Easter and why this season is vital for praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, check out this video interview with Rabbi Mark Rantz.
Rabbi Mark Rantz will be joining in leading our prayer time on Wednesday.
Bless China Prayer Call
Thursday, April 9, 2:00 pm (EDT)
Right now, China’s government is coming under global criticism for its initial response to the virus. We have read that if the government had been more forthcoming at the beginning of the epidemic, 95% of this global disaster could have been avoided.
This global anger is becoming a type of curse against the people of China. Indeed, the coronavirus that started in Wuhan China is being used by Satan to curse the nations of the world.
Scripture calls us to overcome curses with blessings in the name of Jesus Christ, who is the “curse reverser.”
Dr. John Chang will be joining me in this call. This call will be in English and not Chinese.
Going Deeper! Learning Discernment:
We believe the Holy Spirit directed us to focus on these three areas of prayer out of the discernment we received during the special global prayer call on Saturday, April 4. We want to bring you into the process of discerning the call to these three areas.
Here is an After Action Review, which Steve Aceto and I did following the April 4 Global Prayer Call. This review goes into a more in-depth assessment of what the Holy Spirit is doing.
We concluded that we needed to focus on the three areas reflected in the planned prayer calls for this week.
Another key observation is the way that the Lord is pulling together the different ligaments in the body of Jesus Christ. This unity is a fulfillment of Jesus’s prayer in John 17 that we would be one. While we are all separated by social distancing, the Holy Spirit brings us closer together.
The call on April 4, was remarkable in that there were many different ligaments of the body of Christ working together. We had Messianic Jewish, Roman Catholic, Reformed, Protestant, Pentecostal, and Charismatic Independent believers represented.
We gathered from many nations, USA, UK, Canada, Czech Republic, South Africa and Latin America. Martin did a great job working with the Holy Spirit to manage the complicated concert of prayer spanning the globe.
Throughout this coronavirus crisis, I believe Jesus is fulfilling His prayer for the unity of the Church that He prayed in John 17. This unity indeed begins as we pray together and is the basis for authority that we have in Jesus Christ as we deal with high-level demonic spirits that are trying to maximize the evil possibilities brought by the Pandemic.