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Feb 7, 2003

 Here's the latest books on The Call:

"Digging the Wells of Revival - Reclaiming Your Historic Inheritance Through Prophetic Intercession"
  by Lou Engle with Catherine Paine
"The Call Revolution - A Radical Invitation" by Che Ahn and Lou Engle
"Elijah's Revolution" by Jim W. Goll and Lou Engle

The Call To Fight For California

I believe we have entered a strategic season for California.  I want to share a series of dreams and supernatural encounters that may be judged as signposts to this kairos moment.  If your heart resonates with this message – pray and fast for the golden state of California, converge from all over the nation to The Call Los Angeles, February 22nd in Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, where our prayer siege will begin targeting Hollywood, followed by a 40 day fast, and culminating with The Call San Francisco, April 5th at Candlestick Park (3 Com).  If California can turn, the whole nation will be impacted.  It’s time for breakthrough!

Breaking The Power Over California

Three years ago, an intercessor saw herself in a dream with a woman dressed for war in Roman armor seated on a body of water heaping up huge waves.  People swimming in the water could not make it to their destinations because of the waves.  Then an angel appeared to the sister in the dream and declared, "The only thing that can break the power of this spirit is forty days of fasting."  The intercessor queried, "Like Jesus’ fast?"  The angel came back immediately, "Like Jesus!"

When I heard the dream, I instantly recognized the Roman goddess Minerva; she’s on the state seal of California!  The next day, drawn to a shelf of books that I hadn’t looked at for years, I picked out Dick Bernal’s "Storming the Brazen Gates."  Amazingly, I turned right to a picture of the state seal of California with Minerva seated there on the waters of San Francisco Bay.  Obviously I began to read. This goddess, the Roman counterpart to the Greek Athena, was the goddess of war (who especially targeted men); protector of the city; and goddess of the arts, the universities and commerce.  Could this be the controlling spirit of California, influencing our institutions of Hollywood (arts), our universities (wisdom), and the Silicon Valley (wealth)?

In response to that dream, now three years later, we were gearing up for a 40-day fast for all of California that would take place between the two California Calls.  I flew into San Francisco (from the Call Korea where 45,000 Korean youth fasted, repented and cried to God for spiritual awakening) to help mobilize for The Call San Francisco.

A Personal Call To The Golden Fast

The Lord was soon to hammer me with a personal invitation to fast.  While in San Francisco, I met Dick Bernal.  I was moved to hear this man’s heart.  The vision of the dream lit my soul on fire and the spirit was moving me to desire this fast.  I wanted breakthrough for California and I didn’t want to wait until 2003. However, being accustomed to fasting on juice and never having fasted forty days on water "like Jesus," a fear of dying came over me. The Lord began to probe me: "Do you love California enough to risk it?"  I cried out to God for permission to go for it, only asking for a sign of confirmation. There in San Francisco I began the fast.

On the morning of my fiftieth birthday, now at home in Pasadena, I met with my spiritual son Abbott Foster, who is married to the sister who received the Minerva dream.  Neither of them knew about the fast I had already begun and Abbott relayed to me that the day before, his wife was given another significant dream.  In it, a woman appeared saying, "Lou is fasting the fast you dreamed about three years ago."  Abbott’s wife asked, "Do you mean like Jesus fasted on water?"  The woman replied, "Yes on water. He thinks he will die, but he will not die."

I staggered at the dream. Could this be the time for California?  Was Jesus inviting me to take part in his own fast for apostolic breakthrough?  I knew California history.  In the late ’40s and early ’50s, thousands of saints beginning in San Diego and sweeping up the coast had entered into deep extended-consecration water fasts, ushering in the healing revivals, the Hollywood revivals of Henrietta Mears, the evangelistic revivals of Bill Bright and Billy Graham and the phenomenal Latter Rain Pentecostal outpourings of the Holy Spirit.  Could it be again?

The timing of the dream was stunning.  On my fiftieth birthday, as I was entering into "the golden years" of my life, God was inviting me on a fast for the golden state.  What intimacy—that Jesus would stoop down and invite me to his chosen fast.

Breaking Off Inward Toleration of the Spirit of Jezebel

I can only say that this fast became to me a delight.  "Burnt offerings and sacrifices you have not desired but my ears you have opened. Then I said, ‘Lo, it is written of me in the book. I delight to do your will Oh God!’" (Psalms 40:6-8)  I found that water is the fasting man’s best friend. On juice fasts the hunger never fully goes away but on water the hunger disappears and the heart finds its way to the throne.

One of my prayer goals for the fast was to break off any inward toleration of the spirit of Jezebel’s influence in my personal life, cleansing the windows of my heart and eyes.  In personal victory, I felt I could gain an intercessory position over Jezebel in California.

The Lord Jesus with blazing eyes of holy jealousy rebukes the church of Thyatira in Revelation 2:  "I have this against you, you tolerate the woman Jezebel who seduces my servants into sexual immorality .. He who overcomes I will give authority over the nations and he shall rule them with a rod of iron."  Like Elijah of old who broke Jezebel’s spell on a 40-day water fast, I was believing for breakthrough in my own toleration, in the windows of Hollywood, breakthroughs against pornographic compromise in the church—37% of pastors in America struggle with on-line pornography, and a shaking in the pornographic industry in Los Angeles.

Cleansing the windows and lighting a lamp

On the thirty-first day of the fast at 1:00 am in San Diego (where the fasts of 1946 had begun and the book, Atomic Power through Prayer and Fasting had been written), I found myself in dreams—and in waking—flying as it were through California declaring the victory of the cross over Jezebel. Authority like I’ve never known was resting on me in intercession.  At the exact same time, a prophet friend was dreaming in St. Louis and heard a voice behind him declaring, "Because Lou has been faithful on this fast, I have given him authority over Jezebel—and in the nations. And everywhere The Call goes, there I will establish my house of prayer."

I want to make it clear that this is an invitation that God has extended to his whole church.  As we become weak in God inspired, God directed and God sustained fasting, he will give us his authority and strength.

"No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead, he puts it on its stand so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of the body.  When your eyes are good, your whole body is full of light. But when they are bad, your body is also full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.  Therefore if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you." (Luke 11:33-36)

The church of Southern California living in the shadow of death, under the darkness of the pornographic capital of the world in the San Fernando Valley, and in full view of the windows of Jezebel’s palace in Hollywood, are going to the Rose Bowl to cleanse their windows and light a lamp that burns.  They are reclaiming the city’s true identity and asking God to write his name upon her heart.

Holy-wood and The Valley of Glory

An intercessor had a dream that I was writing my daughter, Gloria, a letter saying, "Dear Gloria, I’m traveling on Highway 118 to a city called Glory and you can come and live with me there forever."  Psalm 118 is about Jesus triumphal entry into the city with the festal palm branches and the shouts of the people crying "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!"  And truly the main highway running right through the heart of San Fernando Valley is Hwy 118.  Even as Jerusalem, a city of hate and violence will one day be called, "the city of righteousness and peace", so the city filled with windows of perversion and lust will be reclaimed as a city of worship filled with windows to the "glory" of God.

Pour Yourself Out For Los Angeles

One of our Call School students dreamed that he was praying outside the Rose Bowl when a massive angelic being exploded from within and flew above the entrance declaring, "On February 22nd this Bowl will be turned into a bowl of intercession and the fragrance of roses will ascend to the Father.  Pour yourself out for it!"

And that is the cry to the body.  Seek the Lord and enter into the fast God has appointed for you.  Pour yourself out in prayer for California.

Transformation Begins With You

Will you fast and repent as God leads you for a 40-day period, crying out to God for the cleansing of your own heart of lust, for transformation of Hollywood and San Francisco and for another Jesus awakening?  On February 22nd we will call California to those 40 days and target San Francisco. God wants and loves that city.  After Jesus’ forty day fast it was said, "The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the shadow of death a great light has dawned."  An intercessor had a dream of a young person struggling with sexual immorality, weeping because they couldn’t find freedom. The scene changed and the intercessor saw massive praying hands arising over the skyline of San Francisco. God do it!

We are summoning the whole nation to gather and fight.  When you hear the sound of the trumpet, "Gather to me there. There the Lord will fight for us!" (Nehemiah 4)  Only a massive repentance and prayer assault on the Hollywood Frisco strongholds will prevail.  February 22nd at The Rose Bowl from 9 am to 9 pm, 40 days of fasting, April 5th at Candlestick Park from 7 am to 7 pm.  It’s God’s call to California!  Let the golden state be transformed into the golden altar where intercession arises before our God.

Trumpeting The Call,

Lou Engle


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Here's the latest books on The Call:

"Digging the Wells of Revival - Reclaiming Your Historic Inheritance Through Prophetic Intercession"
  by Lou Engle with Catherine Paine
"The Call Revolution - A Radical Invitation" by Che Ahn and Lou Engle
"Elijah's Revolution" by Jim W. Goll and Lou Engle

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