from Steve Shultz regarding this "Find Three Days to Sanctify" Starting
March 11--through March 21 (just THREE DAYS between now and March 21):
Dear Elijah List Readers and Dear Friends,
Because my computer crashed a few weeks ago and I've been reconstructing
things, I received this from Chuck Pierce on March 11, yet didn't realize
I had it.
Without exaggeration on my part, (please hear my heart on this) there
are few men I look up to more than Chuck Pierce! He is truly a prophet
of God with Apostolic Authority in the Body. He is also a man of much
grace. I love that about Chuck.
While I don't run every word I ever publish by Chuck (and thus he is
not responsible if I goof on something), I do run many questions and
words by him. I believe in being accountable to many brothers and Chuck
is probably the one I look to first. We are in relationship in the best
way two brothers can be . . . a relationship of mutual respect and accountability.
I consider him a true friend!
With that in mind, please read this word about "PREPARING TO CROSS OVER."
It speaks of "the next 10 days, March 11 through March 21" as being
very important in "creating an atmosphere for victory in the earth realm"
Please take the next THREE DAYS seriously. It's interesting that when
Chuck wrote this prayer directive, he said the next ten days were important
and ALSO that we should find THREE OF THEM to sanctify ourselves. As
it turns out, you are getting this just THREE DAYS before March 21.
Be blessed as you set yourselves apart for the Lord!
THE ELIJAH LIST
P.S. I am taking the ELIJAH LIST staff as a group to see The Passion
of the Christ today. Not all of them have seen it though many have.
Please pray that the Lord will do a great work in us as we see it, some
of us for the 2nd time! At least one unsaved person is coming along
as a guest of ours. Please keep him in prayer over this movie.
Dear Sanctified Prayer Warriors:
The Body of Christ cannot afford to stand still and embrace any passivity
this year. When the Spirit of God visited me and gave me revelation
about 2004 being a year of the "DOOR," He instructed me that we were
to close doors this first quarter.
Shutting doors is important before we cross over the threshold of the
new doors that are forming. There have been several prophecies about
the importance of March 11. There have also been prophecies about the
capture of Osama b*in Laden and the need to pray for the removal of
occult forces which are keeping him hidden. I really think the next
10 days are very important in creating an atmosphere for victory in
the earth realm.
We cannot break through into the new place without fasting.
I also think we need to prepare ourselves for the days ahead. This prayer
focus, Preparing to Cross Over, is different from others.
This time frame gives us 10 days for prayer, three of which should be
set aside for sanctification, including fasting. This will bring us
to the beginning of Spring (March 21). This will cause us to cross over.
I will explain what this means as you read the prayer focus. Later this
month, I will then send out a separate 40 Day Prayer Focus that will
begin on March 21.
CROSSING OVER IS MOVING THROUGH TRANSITION
Crossing Over is Moving Through Transition.
Crossing over actually means to go from one place to another or a transition
time where you leave one place and then enter into another. There are
several issues in our moving forward into the new. In this transition
we are changing forms. In transition you must stay focused on where
you are going or what you are birthing. Although you may not have settled
in the new place yet or received the new thing, when there is a conception
of vision in your heart, you cross over to a new place where the change
manifests. There are three specific areas to keep in mind during transition:
1. Move from strength to strength. Psalms 84 is a great passage
for today. "Blessed is the person that is on a pilgrimage ... they go
from strength to strength."
2. Move from faith to faith. Romans 1:16-17 says, "Do not be
ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God to those who believe.
. .in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith."
3. Move from glory to glory. II Corinthians 3:16-18 talks about
the veil of the law being lifted and the Spirit of God releasing new
liberty. "But we all are being transformed from glory to glory."
The enemy never wants us to complete the "from—to" process. He wants
to hold us in the last season's strength, faith, and glory. He knows
if he succeeds in doing this we will never see our Lord's plan manifest
for the future season. He also knows that he can keep an entire generation
from advancing into the riches and blessings of a covenant God.
A CROSSING OVER TIME
HAS THREE PHASES LINKED WITH TRANSITION: Death, Confusion,
A crossing over time has three phases linked with transition:
Death, Confusion, and New. The Hebrew word abar
means "to cross over" or "pass over." This word illustrates a motion.
It also refers to crossing a stream or barrier ("pass through," Num
21:22), invading a country ("passed over," Judges 11:32), crossing a
boundary against a hostile army ("go over," 1 Sam 14:4), marching over
("go over," Isa 51:23), overflowing the banks of a river or other natural
barriers ("pass through," Isa 23:10), passing a razor over one's head
("come upon," Num 6:5), and the passing of time ("went over," 1 Chron
29:30). As a verb, the word is used in relationship to transgression
or sin, such as transgressing a covenant or commandment. One "passes
beyond" the limits set by God's law and falls into transgression and
guilt. This meaning appears in Num 14:41: "And Moses said, wherefore
now do ye transgress the commandment of the Lord? but it shall not prosper."
We want to die to anything in the past season that would hinder
us in the season ahead. We want to be sure the power of any besetting
sin is broken. Don’t be afraid to go to the CROSS. Resurrection and
new life are on the other side.
THIS IS A TIME OF PREPARATION
This is a time of preparation, building the frame for our future.
When the Lord is saying "cross over," He is ready to begin transferring
the enemy’s spoils into and under our sphere of authority. Therefore,
He wants to be sure we have defined our boundaries properly so we do
not get outside of our God-given scope of authority. Dutch Sheets’ book,
Praying for America, is an incredible resource that every one
of us should read. This book not only motivates us to pray for our nation
now, but also explains many important principles for our own lives.
In this book, there are two chapters on crossing over. Dutch begins
by discussing Gen 14:13 which uses the phrase, "Abram, the Hebrew."
The word for Hebrew is ibriy, which originated from the word abar. Abraham
was a cause-minded, history-making, crossing-over guy. He then explains
how each one of us, through our salvation experience with the Lord Jesus
Christ, is grafted into this same Hebrew crossing over anointing. He
shares the following, "Because abar is a transition word, it also
means ‘to penetrate,’ as in penetrating territory or even the human
heart … the word also means to impregnate." One significant
thing that Pastor Sheets writes in this book is that our crossing over
terrifies our enemies. That is what God is trying to get us to do. He
has another whole chapter on the fruits of crossing over. I will offer
this book now for key understanding of this principle.
THREE DAYS OF PRAYER
AND FASTING TO PREPARE FOR CROSSING OVER
Three Days of Prayer and Fasting to Prepare for Crossing Over.
We all have a Jordan to cross over. This is the place of death that
releases us from the old and propels us into the new.
Joshua 1:11 says, "Pass through the camp and
command the people, saying, 'Prepare provisions for yourselves, for
within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess
the land which the LORD your God is giving you to possess.'"
Joshua 3:2-5 says, "After three days the officers
went through the camp and commanded the people saying, ‘When you see
the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites,
bearing it, then you shall set out from you place and go after it …
You have not passed (abar) this way before … Sanctify yourselves for
tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.’"
In other words, divorce yourself from anything
that is unclear and devote yourself wholly to the Lord. I feel the need
for us to do this for three days so we can fling into Spring. Many times
this can be accompanied by fasting. Let God choose your fast! Three,
as a symbolic number, often indicated completeness. The created cosmos
had three elements: heaven, earth, and underworld. Three Persons make
up the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Prayer was to be lifted
at least three times daily (Dan. 6:10; compare Ps. 55:17) … Jesus said
He would be in the grave for three days and three nights (Matt. 12:40).
Below I have given you key issues that are linked with three days.
PREPARE YOURSELF WITH THE WORD - GOD'S SANCTIFYING
Read Genesis 40:13. Declare your place or position will be restored.
Read Exodus 3:18. Declare that anything that is keeping you from
worship will be broken.
Read Exodus 10:22-23. Declare that any plan the enemy has will
be overwhelmed by darkness but you will be filled with revelation.
Read Judges 14:14. Declare that any bitter root will be uprooted
and sweet water will begin to flow in your life.
Read 1 Samuel 30. Trust the Lord to connect you with those who
can pursue and overtake your enemy.
Read Ezra 8. Stop and let the Lord show you the enemy that is
on the road ahead of you.
Read Nehemiah 2. Let God develop the plan to rebuild that which
is broken down in your life.
Read Matthew 12. Thank the Lord for the Cross. Declare that the
passion of the Cross arise in you.
Read Matthew 15 and Mark 8. Ask God to release the same compassion
on you that was in Jesus that will not only heal the sick but also produce
provision for the poor.
Read Acts 9. Declare that any scales on your eyes will fall off
and that you will have clear vision for your future.
PREPARE YOURSELF, AND CROSS
OVER INTO THE INNER COURT
Meditate on the book of Esther, especially,
Chapters 4 & 5. Prepare yourself and cross over into the Inner Court.
As you know, I continue to read the chapter "4’s" through the word of
God. This past week I reread Esther 4 (and to the end of the book of
Esther). Esther recognized God’s sovereign timing and placement in her
life. She then prepared herself to go in before the king.
Preparation produces favor. Upon entering the
inner court of the king, he extended his scepter to her and said, "What
do you wish, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given to
you – up to half the kingdom!"
Prepare yourself and go into the Throne Room.
Replace Queen Esther’s name with your name and make your request known
to the King of kings. Remember, Esther had a very specific request.
You need to have one also. Declare that one request to the Lord that
will bring change!
CROSS OVER THE TANGLED
MAZE OF JUNGLE HAUNTED BY LIONS
Cross Over the Tangled Maze of Jungle Haunted by Lions. Remember
that a key verse this year is Jeremiah 12:5. The Amplified says, "If
you have raced with men of foot and they have tired you out, then how
can you compete with horses? And if you take to flight in a land of
peace where you feel secure, then what will you do [when you tread the
TANGLED MAZE OF JUNGLE, HAUNTED BY LIONS] in the swelling of the Jordan?"
The Jordan swelled in the Spring. This was the
time for crossing over. Jeremiah was upset because there was much confusion
in Jerusalem. Josiah had brought many reforms but had ended up losing
his life prematurely. Jeremiah was really questioning the Lord over
why certain things were happening. Even though you might be questioning
the Lord over situations that have seemed so difficult, the Lord still
has a crossing over plan for you. The Lord told Jeremiah that what he
had been going through was preparation for the future.
If you have had difficulty coping with certain
situations this past year to the extent that you have been distracted
from pressing in to all that the Lord was telling you to press into,
you will never be able to move into this next dimension of conflict.
You are on the verge of "crossing over" into your inheritance. Don’t
let the roaring lions around you cause you to turn back. The enemy has
a roar that would try to prevent you from moving into the portion that
God has allotted for you, but you have a ROAR greater than the enemy’s!
Let the Lord fill you with new joy and produce new strength within you.
CROSS OVER, FACE YOUR
AMALEKITE, & BREAK THE POWER OF THE NOOSE!
Cross Over, Face Your AMALEKITE, and break the power of his noose!
We have just finished the celebration of Purim. Purim, of course, is
the story of how Esther overcame Haman. Haman was an Amalekite. The
Amalekites would come behind the army and begin to pick off the stragglers.
This is a time to catch up and cross over! The word Amalekite means
"to toil or work under hard labor." This is a time for you to break
out of legalistic, hard labor.
The Amalekites were a nomadic tribe of formidable
people that first attacked the Israelites after the Exodus at Rephidim.
Amalek, the grandson of Esau (Gen. 36:12), inhabited the desolate wasteland
of the northeast Sinai peninsula and the Negeb. They were the first
to attack Israel after the Exodus (Num. 24:20). This is where the Lord
revealed Himself as Jehovah Nissi. He declared that we would war with
Amalek from generation to generation.
The antichrist spirit today is linked into this
Amalekite spirit. Israel won the initial battle (Ex. 17:8-16), but later
was driven back into the Sinai wilderness by a coalition of Amalekites
and Canaanites (Num. 14:39-45). Because of their atrocities, God commanded
Saul to exterminate the Amalekites (1 Sam. 15:2-3). Saul disobeyed,
and the Amalekites were not defeated completely until late in the eighth
century B.C. (1 Chron. 4:43). Haman the Agagite (Est 3:1-10; 8:3-5)
was thought by the Jews to be his descendant, from whence sprung his
hatred toward their race.
Prepare yourself and watch your Haman be hung
on his own gallows. Break all compromise. This simply means, during
these next few days, your enemy will overplay his hand and you will
end up victorious! Cross over and watch your new doors form!
Chuck D. Pierce
The Future War of the Church
By Chuck Pierce
(with Becky Sytsema)
|Chuck Pierce and
Becky Sytsema share a vision from the Lord that tells us how to
arm ourselves for spiritual war against such enemies as lawlessness,
moral decay, false religion, hopelessness, apathy and violence.
Their call to action is both urgent and hopeful.
Feel free to
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Restoring Your Shield of Faith
How the Seven Dimensions of Faith
Can Help You Fight Life's Battles
By Chuck Pierce
(with Robert Heidler)
|Sometimes it's a
battle to stay strong in our faith. Satan's repeated attacks, using
our own feelings of fear and doubt, can wear down our belief in
the Lord's power and goodness. False visions of God's failure to
keep His promises, news reports, and feelings of self-pity are all
venues Satan uses to undermine the most important part of our lives
here on earth: faith. In Restoring Your Shield of Faith,
you will learn to be an overcomer, fighting and winning the daily
battles against Satan's insidious objective. As your faith grows,
doors of opportunity will swing open, asserting Christ's promise
to His followers that through faith, nothing is impossible! Equipped
with the four keys to building faith - familiarity with the Word
of God, praise and thankfulness in all situations, trust in Him,
and obedience to His leading - you'll be able to lift up your shield
of faith and enter into the fullness of God's blessings!
For a limited time,
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No C-HARGE to you!
"Strength to Turn the Battle at the Gate"
by Chuck Pierce
In intercession, you
will reach a point where your battle is "at the gate". The fighting
is the strongest and most intense, and the goal is in reach. At
that very moment, the victory is in sight and you are ready for
the final "push", but unfortunately it may also be the point where
you are your weakest.... and you still have to climb over that wall!
What do you do when you have nothing left to give?
In this featured cassette from the 4-tape series
Is on the Way", Chuck Pierce offers insight help to equip you
with "reserves" to call upon when the fighting is the fiercest.
You NEED these pearls of wisdom to achieve your victory.
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Possessing Your Inheritance
By Chuck D. Pierce & Rebecca Wagner Sytsema
Inheritance reveals how to understand God's will for your life
and take hold of the spiritual riches He has in store for you.
"This is my favorite book because of its power of healing and restoration.
Possessing Your Inheritance is a practical guide to show
you how to break the power of loss, enter into spiritual discipline,
overthrow generational iniquities and move forward into the abundant
life of Christ." - Chuck Pierce
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Praying for America
How Your Prayers Can Change A Nation
By Dutch Sheets
"This book is filled with revival keys. The two chapters on Crossing
Over and the Fruits of Crossing Over are incredible. The principles
in this book can be applied to your life as well as a nation. "
- Chuck Pierce
America! A new day
is upon us, and we will never be the same. We have awakened to a
new world and embarked on a new course - filled with a renewed spirit
of unity. But what does the future hold? Will we be led by our passions
or led by our God?
More than ever, more of our citizens are praying to God for protection,
for guidance, for wisdom, for His will to be done on Earth as it
is in heaven. Dutch Sheets' plea that America return to its roots
and become a country that trusts in God and fears no one but God
Himself is as timely as it is timeless.
In Praying for America, this national prayer leader and best-selling
author exhorts the Church to remain watchful- to discern what God
is saying to the Church and learn what His plans are for our families,
our cities and the land we love.
With the countries of the world behind us, we stand united, patriotic
and humbled as a nation, ready to confront our future. Our spirit
will not be broken; we shall overcome. As we cry out to God for
our future- and the future of our children- may God bless America
"If you love America, don't delay reading
this book. This is a prophetic, wise, powerful teaching and a penetrating
analysis of the state of the nation and the church in our day. In
Praying for America, one of America's best-loved Bible teachers
gives us a reason to weep and a reason to hope." - John Dawson,
Author of Healing America's Wounds
"Despite the warnings, we have allowed our
nation to slip to the bring of moral and spiritual ruin. Is it time
to give up? Dutch Sheets passionately cries out "No!" Packing a
powerful one-two punch of historical and biblical mandates, Sheets
prods us to rethink how we view and impact our nation. If you want
to join Sheets and become a history maker with an eternal sway on
our nation, then you need to read Praying for America."
- Pat Robertson, Chairman/CEO, The Christian Broadcasting Network,
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