This is just a quick note.
I want to share three areas for prayer which we are currently involved in.
The Response to the Fire at the Community of the Cross
First, we need to give thanks for the amazing response we have received in reaction to the fire that destroyed the back of the log house and our meeting area.
We give thanks for the wonderful outpouring of love and support from so many of you. The financial gifts have been most encouraging to us and greatly needed. Thank you!!
2. Piercing the Cloaking Surrounding the SCOTUS Hearings
Last week we got out a Discerning the Times dealing with the protest taking place disrupting the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
Now in addition to the protest, there are charges of sexual misconduct brought against Brett Kavanaugh that took place decades ago. There are denials and counter-denials, and everything feels chaotic and with an irrational fog descending over the proceedings.
Last night I was awakened again and again with one prayer request:
“Lord pierce the cloaking and expose what is really true about these charges. Lord expose what Satan’s plans are in all of this!”
I then felt intensely that I was, in the name and authority of Jesus Christ, with the Sword of the Spirit, doing battle with very high-level demonic spirits of lawlessness and destruction who were working to destroy our rational democratic processes so as to impose tyranny.
Join us for a special prayer call on Friday, September 21 at 12 noon Eastern to pray for the SCOTUS hearings.
3. An Outpouring of the Holy Spirit in China
As if that was not enough, the Lord also called me into another prayer battle at the very same time, with oddly what felt like the very same high-level demonic spirits – but this was in China.
I have been receiving first-hand reports and also reading on the internet and in the news reports of a major wave of the persecution against the church taking place. This all seems to be a part of Xi Jing Ping of China amassing to himself more and more dictatorial power.
It seems like the demonic stronghold of Communism which had been camouflaged by market reforms, growing freedom, economic prosperity is now reemerging and reasserting its totalitarian control. This has always been the heart of Marxism and it is finding a new embodiment in Xi Jing Ping.
I have also been caught up in a prayer battle for the Church in China. I have been praying that this new wave of persecution will be countered by an even greater outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
With this came the urgent realization that our Chinese Mobile Duanmis Project – the Dunamis Teaching in Chinese in written and video form all on flash drivers is now more urgent than ever to get out. This is urgent to prepare for and to take part in the next great outpouring of the Holy Spirit I believe God is sending to the Church in China.
If the Lord is calling you into any of these areas, please let us know.
Thanks so much for your discernment and your prayer covering.
Brad with Martin
A Word of Encouragement
In the midst of this swirling struggle, the words from the apostle Paul affirming the supremacy of Christ and an encouragement to us and will help us keep a clear perspective.
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, (16) for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him — all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers — all things were created through him and for him. (17) He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him. (18) He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. (19) For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son (20) and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross — through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven.