"MINNESOTA AWAKENING--Catastrophe on I-35 in Minneapolis" Plus: "We Have Entered a Dangerous Season"
(Includes 7-Purpose/21-day Prayer Focus)
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These are "shaky" and "dangerous" times. Because of that, today we are posting an extra email, not because we are trying to overload you with words, but only because we know many are looking for prophetic and prayer direction.
Chuck Pierce, and those he works with, often offer quality level direction at times like this.
As Chuck says in his prayer directive, "We have entered a dangerous Season."
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With the Twin Territory Minneapolis I-35 Bridge collapse, this is a time to re-examine how much and how often we storm the gates of Heaven.
God wants us, during times of crisis, to call upon His Name.
It's in the Bible, the Word of God, after all. We must not blame these things on God, but rather use these crisis times to remind us to call upon our Lord for more and more protection for all our nations--not just America.
Pray for Awakening in Minnesota following Bridge Collapse
Dear Prayer Warriors:
As we continue to pray for our highways, we must include bridges. The tragedy in Minnesota is a warning for all of us. My first assignment after Dutch Sheets and I finished the 50 State Tour, was to go north to the head of the Mississippi to Minnesota and declare that the "awakening wind" of God would come to our nation. Then I was to fly south and declare that the "purifying wind" would come to the mouth of the Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina, which means "purification," then came to jar our nation. Now the collapse of this bridge is a call to "awaken." May we awaken to the signs of our times. Below are two calls to prayer from our prayer coordinators in Minnesota.
Also below, is a word about the new season upon us with an exciting prophetic word of the Lord and our current 21-day prayer focus, "Making It Through the Eye of the Needle and Into Your New Field of Increase!"
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion Ministries
Prayer for Emergency Crew Efforts
Karen Krueger, our Mobilization Coordinator for Minnesota, sent the below prayer alert to our county and regional coordinators, and I would like to ask that this be sent out to the entire country. One point to add is that thunderstorms in Minneapolis could be coming, which would complicate the efforts. Please ask people to pray that the storms would move away from the area so that the emergency efforts can continue.
Minnesota USGAPN State Apostolic Coordinator
Alert! Minnesota USGAPN Coordinators!
THE I-35W BRIDGE NEAR DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS HAS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED INTO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
THIS HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER 6 P.M. LAST EVENING DURING RUSH HOUR.
WE NEED TO CALL FOR STATEWIDE PRAYER IMMEDIATELY AND THROUGHOUT THE EMERGENCY EFFORTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE.
PRAY FOR FAMILIES THAT ARE TRYING TO REACH THEIR LOVED ONES WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN TRAVELING I-35 AT THAT TIME.
THERE ARE MANY WORKERS ON SITE--PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS PRAYER ALERT ONTO OTHERS WHO WILL HELP US COVER THIS WHOLE TRAGEDY WITH A CANOPY OF PRAYER.
Minnesota USGAPN Mobilization Coordinator
Chuck Pierce: We Have Entered A Dangerous Season!
Even though the enemy would like to knock your legs out from under you and drive you off of your path, decree that the Lord is taking a stand and illuminating your path. I recently heard the Lord say, "The confrontation of the enemy is at hand. You must be filled with praise to enter into that conflict ahead. War is stirring in your midst. War is rising. Unless I rise and inhabit your praises, you will not be able to praise in the midst of the conflicts ahead. I am calling you into a place and I am going before you so that I am waiting to give you victory. I will establish Myself in your midst. When your conflicts arise, praise Me and I will assure you of victory in your wars ahead."
Decree that the Lord is exposing every shadow of death that has been lurking over you. We are entering very dangerous times. This is a time of opportunity, yet a time of danger. We must determine to see with eyes of faith, or else our promise could be seen like the spies who went to see the Promised Land. Two out of twelve had eyes of God to see the yield of the land. The other ten had a heart to return to the familiar and not advance. This delayed a manifestation of the promise and positioning of God for 40 years. I am decreeing that all the "unbelief delays" break!
"Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, 'Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.
If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.
But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it" (Numbers 13:30; 14:8-9; 24).
The "land" which Caleb's descendants would inherit was the city of Hebron--but he would have to wait forty more years for them to do so. Ten of his fellow spies, terrified by the giants they had seen there, gave an evil report which succeeded in turning the people's hearts away from God's promises.
Fear and unbelief are very contagious. Forty years ago, on June 7, 1967, vast portions of Israel's ancient homeland were returned into her hands. Much conflict continues over God's boundaries in the earth. Today, Israel stands in the midst of her promise--disoriented, anxious, vulnerable and confused. Israel is God's firstborn. Therefore, what happens there is related to us. That is why many of us are sensing the same issues in our lives personally. Remember that we are living in dangerous times. Do not let the giants in your land keep you from experiencing the fullness of His promise. Face your enemies with the shout: BUT GOD! Declare all gloom will go so you can bloom! Decree that the light of His revelation is breaking forth.
Isaiah 9:1 says, "Nevertheless, the gloom will not be on her who is distressed." We should be shouting each morning, "Nevertheless! The gloom has left me!" The prophet Isaiah spoke this in relationship to land. "The land of Zebulun and the land of Napthali were heavily oppressed. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light." (Isaiah 9:1-2).
The Prophetic Word Over You
Here is a composite of the words that have come during our Tuesday morning prayer over the last month. The Lord is saying:
"Little by little--this is how I will advance you into the fullness of your destiny. I can reverse your losses and secure your future, but you must work with Me in new ways! I will establish your boundaries and renew your vision, but you must see as I see.
I am re-knitting your emotions. Fragmentation that you have experienced in the last season should not keep you from experiencing My wholeness in your future! Do not fear, for I am proceeding and bringing you forth to a new place. The re-knitting of your emotions and the realigning of your desires will set My motion in you. This will direct your feet from the wrong ways and cause you to see the pointers and signs for your right path. Do not resist the needle of mending, for I am re-knitting, finding holes and knitting again.
Follow Me! It is mandatory that you learn the word 'Come' and follow Me. For many will turn aside to seek other ways this hour. But you must follow--even if the path is rocky and steep. Don't try to keep Me from taking you to the 'There' that I have prepared to give you. Also, do not try to keep Me from going to the place that I need to go to prepare the way for you. I am not like you and do not want to rest in the comfortable place that you are now occupying. Submit your emotions so I can re-knit them. You will gain new strength to resist the enemy when you submit in a new way. You are striving in areas that are not My concern. Submit, resist, and then follow Me to the best that I have."
This is a day for cleaning out your old garments and getting ready to exchange your best for "His best."
"For now you will go to war for your inheritance and only wear the garments that will secure your future! The enemy is contending to withhold your next robe. He would love to leave you naked in the shame that has invaded your atmosphere from your past mistakes and hesitations. But there is a robe floating in the Heavens above you that I long to bring down to clothe you for the days ahead. This robe will cover your shame and produce favor.
The accuser is firing words and these words are knocking the robe from left to right, so that it cannot come down for you to wear. Stand still and see Me work in the midst of your accusations. When you are the least expectant, you will sense My Delivering and Covering Power in your midst. The song of victory is within you. Do not lean on your own understanding or let go of this song of deliverance. Ascend with your song and this will be your weapon to gain dominion in the Heavens above you. My Word is very nigh and closer to you than you know. Fear not, looking back for a moment to gain perspective on what is blocking you ahead. There is an anointing to complete and shut the mouth of the accuser. 'I Am the Keeper of the Garment'.
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Now is the time to war for the robe that you will wear. This is a robe called 'Completion' and is necessary for your building process. As the enemy is trying to stop your building process, I am now causing you to war to clear the Heavens, so you can wear your robe of building into the field of operation that I have for you. The blueprint and pattern for the future is now entering the present. This mantle must be put on for you to build My pattern. This robe will not have any of your insecurities and weaknesses of the past. I cannot have your past iniquities assimilated into the foundation that I am asking you to lay.
Foundations are shaking. I am laying new foundations and building new connected paths into places that you need to go. Do not allow the enemy to knock you out of this building process or you will be held up for 16 years in a land, and another will have to build on what you have laid. Define your building sphere. Lay a strong foundation and then add your sons and daughters who will become My prophets for the days ahead.
For floods have come into the earth and caused the rivers to rise. Now is a time to look at the natural and act in the Spirit. Call in the flood of My presence, the flood of joy. I long to establish an oasis in every city, state and nation. Call forth the oasis of joy in the midst of dryness. The rising floodwaters have caused the ground to become pliable for remolding My plan. Foundations are shaking and routes are being rearranged.
Many fields have been filled with beasts. The beasts of the field have been robbing the joy of My people and blocking them from entering into new places of harvest and increase. The rising waters are causing enemy structures to be exposed. Begin to move past what is holding you in captivity and keeping you from coming into the new field that I have for you. The new field is calling you. The new field is calling My presence in. Come into the new field that is beginning to awaken. The land is shouting out, 'Rescue me! Rescue me!' It is My time for you to enter into a new field. It is My time for you to branch out! You have maintained and established one field, but new fields are calling. New ideas are beginning to be birthed. New visions are calling. I am opening up new fields for you. Define your fields and enter in.
I am sending My presence into the dark hearts of captivity where Baals, Dagons and Ashtoreths have ruled. I will cause the headship of that which has been holding My harvest fields to break, tumble and roll. The heads of rule are changing. I am causing My presence to dethrone that which has been ruling the thoughts of My people. In the midst of dangerous times, call for My presence to flood that which has captivated and watch the headship of the enemy fall.
Sounds are beginning to blend, harmonize and multiply. The sound of My procession is beginning to be heard in the earth. Allow the sound to create confusion in the enemy's camp. This is a time to confuse the enemy that is in the field. Do not fear your enemy that is in the field. I will go before you and then call you in. The trees of the field are filled with sound. They are filled with My instruments. I am waiting for you to go and remove the tambourines that have been hung in the trees and take back the sound that has been captured in the fields of harvest in the earth. These sounds will cause the iniquity and bloodshed that has lain dormant in the fields to be released. Where the fragrance of death has been, life will abound. Call forth the captured sounds throughout the fields of harvest.
There are "Black holes" in people you have ministered to and you know others that have not been able to break out of their past woundedness. Send the sound into those black holes. My Children will dance in the light, for My sound will rise in the midst of the night. The harvest is plentiful and I am sending forth the sound. Praise Me! Send the sound into every university and college campus in your region. The sound will cause the headship that is ruling to fall.
Send the sound into the marketplace. For all of those who are going into the marketplace ask Me for a rising up of My presence so that they have a greater favor and influence than any of those around them. I will prepare you in secret. I have secret passages that are opening for My people to come into. Even now there is divine training that you must have. Experiment with Me. Taste and see that I am good. Experiment with My power and watch Me develop authority within you. You have been held in one field and have created captivity in that field. I am beginning to create a procession that will cause other fields to be invaded. Lay down your expectations in one place and let My expectations rise in you. Let My expectations lead you. I am moving you into divine positioning.
This is a time of divine replacement so that I can create the sound of victory and cause the field to rejoice. I am causing some to vacate and others to be positioned. The divine replacement has begun. I am moving people. My "People Mover in the earth" has been activated. This is a time that MY chess game is beginning and I am strategizing over the harvest fields in the earth realm. I am releasing strategy and moving My pieces in place. The winning move is at hand. Be a part of this divine replacement that I have created in the earth. I will now set positions in places. Let My Spirit come down on you. I am anointing you with favor to move into markets and ministries.
Your King is waiting to come in! I must see you proceed into the places of darkness that you have resisted. For the King to come into the field, you must go forth and prepare the way. It is you that I am waiting on, not you waiting on Me. I am waiting on you, so be willing to go into the field. Be willing to embrace the change that I have today and you will see the change come forth on your way. I am the Deliverer who will come down to sit in your midst. Lift your head up. Let My light come down upon you. Decree that the lion who is lurking and waiting and sounding his accusations will not be able to devour. You will be so filled with praise that he will not be able to bite. He is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The lion that is waiting to devour you, the words that are coming against you, will not be able to overtake you.
Shout! By My blast, your enemies will perish! Loose that shout! By the breath of My nostrils, your enemies will be consumed. Be anointed with the fragrance of the pomegranate and then blow healing, overcoming and success into that new field. The roaring of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions are broken. The old lions perish for lack of prey and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad. Decree that the old lions of your past that have been rising up and trying to devour you, old lions which have been guarding the field and its territory, must now perish and let go of the field so you can enter in. The old lions, old fears, old insecurities that have been keeping you out of your field must let go of your new field. Strong lions have captured and marked the field and created a stronghold. Now go into the field and mark My boundaries and say, 'My God is now entering my field.' Re-mark the boundaries!
I AM causing the roar that has turned you back at the gate to be dispersed. I AM sending a blast into the field that I am calling you to go into. That blast is causing the enemy to go into confusion. Re-mark the four corners of your boundaries and declare that you are retaking your territory. Go back to your churches, your businesses, your cities, the universities, the schools and all the places I am calling you to and re-mark those boundaries. Declare that where the lion has roared, that his voice has been stopped and the Lion of Judah has claimed the field.
Tell those in the Washington DC area that they need to go in and re-mark that government field and say, 'Where the lion is roaring, God's voice will be greater!' Go to your state capitols and the governments of your nations and decree that My voice will be greater than the voice of the enemy. Declare that My voice will begin to penetrate the darkness. The angel of the Lord has encamped around you and you are under My wing. Taste and see that I AM good. Blessed is the man who trusts in ME. Let trust rise up in a new way and you will begin to feel My covering over you."
Making It Through the Eye of the Needle and Into Your New Field of Increase! A 21 Day Prayer Focus
We are entering into a season of Harvest praying! We are approaching the Hebraic Year 5768, the "Year of the New Beginning and Renewal of Life Force!" This is the time that we are to be watching NEW DOORS FORM. To "form" means to develop or mold the shape or outline of something, or to give meaning, character or nature to something. Another way of thinking about a season of formation is to see something (including the conditioning of our mind and body in regard to their mental performance) as it will be in days ahead. A forming season includes conceiving, training and disciplining. This phase denotes the arrangement of the part of a thing that gives its distinctive appearance.
In 1 Corinthians 16:8, Paul purposed to stay at Ephesus because an effectual door was opened to him for his ministry. Many enemies are behind your door that is forming, but the Lord says: "Do not focus on your enemies during this season, but watch the door form and be ready to enter into this new opportunity. I will give you grace over your enemies." Ephesians 6:12 reminds us, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the Heavenly places."
Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God" (Matthew 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). The "Needle's Eye" was purported to be a particularly narrow gate adjacent to one of the main gates of Jerusalem. A camel could pass through this gate, but only with great difficulty. First, it had to be stripped of the goods it carried and then it had to bow to its knees to get through the gate. The image of a camel trying to climb through the eye of a needle is a very amusing vision. However, sometimes it is amazing when we try and get through a narrow place. Hard sayings and hard times are also equated to a narrow place like the eye of needle.
The following prayer focus has SEVEN purposes. First, may you understand covenant in a way you have never understood before. Second, may your faith be built and connected to your past experiences but also propel you into the future. Third, may your prayer life become more consistent. Fourth, may you press through in that hard, narrow place or situation that seems overwhelming. Fifth, may you break through for revelation in the future. Sixth, may you gain peace in the midst of the "lions" that are roaring around you. Seventh, may our Lord reveal to you that open door for your future!
21 Days of Prayer
Day 1: Read Matthew 19, Luke 18, I John 1 and 2. See Your Eye of the Needle! Look at every narrow place in your life and decree that you will be anointed to squeeze through into your new enlarged place.
Day 2: Read Numbers 13, 14, 16, 17 and 20. Do not allow unbelief and fear to prevail in your vision. Ask the Lord to allow you to see in a new way. Do not allow jealousy, rebellion and accusation to blind you so that you become like the camp at Korah. The earth opened and swallowed the people. God sent a plague. Ask the Lord to remove these deadly spirits from the Body of Christ. We must always be careful in our attitude and actions toward leadership. We may disagree with leadership, but should do so in an appropriate way. Break all cycles relating to past broken relationships with leadership. There was much complaining against leadership within the camp. Moses got angry and struck the rock. This was the only instance after leaving Sinai where God did not judge the people for their complaining. Instead, He judged Moses so that he could not enter the Land.
Ask the Lord to break old cycles of anger that have held you captive and kept you from crossing over into the fullness of God's plan. Moses' spirit became vexed, keeping him from revealing God's pattern from Heaven. Ask the Lord to stop you from reacting wrongly. Do not allow the following question to be yours: "Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?" This slandered their future! Declare that you will have a "different" spirit like Joshua and Caleb.
Day 3: Read Numbers 22-25 and 31. Watch for curses from outside the camp: Balak hires Baalam to curse Israel, but is unsuccessful. Instead, Baalam blesses Israel and curses Balak. Idolatry and immorality occur from within the camp: Beware of seducing spirits. When Balak was not successful in placing a curse against Israel, he tempted them with idolatry and immorality. The older generation had not struggled with these issues after the golden calf. This was a new test for this generation and they failed. God sent a plague.
Ask the Lord to deliver you from seducing spirits. Partial victory is not enough this season. God ordered Israel to wipe out those who had seduced them and caused them to agree with idolatry and immorality. Israel fought and won, but did not execute the full vengeance God had commanded. They took for themselves spoil and plunder which God had commanded to be destroyed. Moses made them execute the full vengeance of God. This is a time to understand the phrase "utterly destroy." There are certain things that the Lord is refusing to allow to go into our next phase. Choose to let go of all that the Lord is requiring you to leave behind.
Day 4: Read Jeremiah 25, 29; Haggai 1 and 2. Define types of captivity that seem to burden you (individuals, ministries, cities and nations). Praise God for His plan for the future. Let HOPE spring forth. Thank Him that He has an expected end. Clap your hands and shout that your latter will be greater than your former. Thank Him for shaking your latter loose. Ask the Lord for a special gift to release your latter.
Day 5: Read John 2, Matthew 9 and 14. Let the Lord change your water into new wine. He used the pots of religious ritualism and filled them with new wine. Ask the Lord to remove the spirit of religion from you. Let His Glory begin to shine. Be willing to let go of any old method that is operating in your life, business, church, etc. Notice the teaching after the wineskin. The lady who had an issue of blood for 12 years pressed through and touched Jesus. Jesus was on His way to awaken the 12-year-old daughter of Jairus. Declare that now is the time to press through into the new, even in your weakness. Declare that what needs to wake up will wake up now.
There is a time when the old season ends. When John the Baptist was beheaded, the old season ended. Allow the old to end and the new to begin. If you are in the winepress, it's important to allow the stomping to have its full effect. If we resist stomping, the new wine cannot flow. If we refuse to die to our own desires and ambitions, what comes out is not the New Wine, but the old whine! We see our hopes and ambitions frustrated, and we start to murmur and complain, "I don't see why this is happening! God, this isn't what You promised!" Old whine is full of frustration, bitterness and anger! It will never bring the results God wants. If God has you in the winepress, He is looking for a shift! He wants you to shift!
Day 6: Read Jeremiah 31-33. Memorize and meditate on any three verses from Romans 8. He has many blessings for us in the New Covenant. Notice that Jeremiah had to buy a field as an act of faith. Ask the Lord to reveal any act of faith that He would have you do at this time in your life. Answer the question in your life: "Is there anything too hard for God?" Know that God has a plan to surprise you. Call unto Him and watch Him do things you would not expect. Know that His covenant will stand. He can pray through you when you do not know what to pray. Ask God to define your next intercession.
Day 7: Read Hebrews 4 and 12. Don't live in the past. This leads only to regret and bitterness. If you have repented, God's grace will cover past sins and failings. Allow your past to be pruned away; instead of being a bitter drink offering, you will become a sweet drink offering to the Lord. Meditate on Hosea 2:14-23. Unlock your door of hope. Know that there is hope in your valley of Achor. Ask God for that new door of hope to open up. Ask the Lord for mercy. Renew your covenant with God. Feel Heaven and earth coming into agreement and new wine and oil flowing over you. Go to Matthew 16:13-16. Answer the question, "Who do you say that I AM?" Then read Matthew 16:21-28, and ask the Lord is there anything in you that could be identified and referred to as "satan."
Day 8: Read Song of Solomon 2 and 4. Meditate on Matthew 23:24. Ask the Lord to reveal to you the little foxes that are trying to crush the vine that will bring forth the new wine. Get a vision of your future identity. Ask the Lord to send a new wind and blow upon your garden. Look at the gnats that are hindering you and blow them away by the Spirit. Ask the Lord to show you the difference between a gnat and the little fox, who can crush the vine and the beginning of the grapes that are forming. Stone walls and/or hedges were usually built around the vineyard to protect the grapes from thirsty animals and from thieves (Song of Solomon 2:15; Jeremiah 49:9). Watchtowers were also built to provide further protection. The hewing out of a winepress or vat completed the vineyard installation (Isaiah 5:2). During the harvesting season, the owner of the vineyard might live in a booth to stay close to his valuable crop (Isaiah 1:8). The harvest of the grapes took place in August or September.
Day 9: Read Luke 14 and 17; Hebrews 8. Memorize Luke 17:6. Let Him define your priestly service for the future. Ask Him to increase your faith. Let Him define your duty for the days ahead. Are you plowing or serving?
Day 10: Read Genesis 12, 14, 15; Romans 9 and 11. Understand the power of covenant. As born-again believers, we are grafted into the covenant that God made with Abraham. The war in the earth realm is over God's covenant blessings. Covenant involves promise, commitment, faithfulness and loyalty, even unto death. God is a covenant-keeping God. He will war through His people to maintain His covenant in the earth. The blood of Jesus says to the enemy, "Hands off! This is not your territory!" Declare the same. Let faith arise and feel God's agreement over your life. Understand how you are grafted into God's covenant purposes. See how the Lord can surprise you even when you think things seem dead. Also, know that covenant connects you to the blessings of the generations.
Day 11: Read Matthew 13, Micah 4, Isaiah 56. Declare that you find your place in the House of Prayer. Declare that in the days ahead you will understand mysteries and parables. Declare that all the power of His covenant blessings will manifest in your life. Ask the Lord to give you joy in His House of Prayer.
Day 12: Read Psalm 4, Psalm 16, and Psalm 110. Allow the Lord to set you apart for the future. Let new joy and gladness arise. Declare you will sleep in peace and you will feel safe in the presence of God. Ask Him to secure your night and break open your morning with fresh insight.
Day 13: Read and meditate on Daniel 1 and 2, and 4 in one of the morning watches. Read Daniel 5 and 6 in the evening watch. Read Psalm 31 out loud before you go to bed. Daniel obeyed God and separated himself. Ask the Lord how to separate yourself from anything that is making you common in the world. Let the Holy Spirit train you to assist in revealing supernatural wisdom to others. Ask the Lord about compromise in your life. Ask for help to stand firm. Let the Lord remind you of the power of dreams; may He activate the gift of interpretation in you. Do not fret over evildoers around you. God has a plan. Ask the Lord to reveal any plot of evil devised against you. Be at peace with your lions.
Day 14: Read Daniel 7. Bless the Ancient of Days. In Daniel 7, we also find revelation of the Ancient of Days. I believe this is very important and necessary revelation for us to be victorious in prayer in days ahead. In Daniel 7:9-14, we find that Daniel had a revelation of God's everlasting reigning power. This name of God, "Ancient of Days," is a phrase that describes the "Everlasting God, One advanced in days or knowledge, the Father of Years, and One who forwards time, or rules over it." The name implies dignity, endurance, judgment, and wisdom. "His number of years is undiscoverable" (Job 36:26).
Daniel's vision is recorded in 7:21-22. The Ancient of Days is going to favor us (the saints) in days ahead and the time will come for the saints to possess the Kingdom. That means we will take dominion, govern, prevail and dominate the world powers around us. Verses 24-25 reveals that the enemy will attempt to change both times and law. He will attempt to redefine law to oppress and pull us out of God's timing. We must understand timing and God's spiritual boundaries that He has given us through law. If not, deception will easily enter into our lives.
Day 15: Fast One DAY! Read Ezra 8, Nehemiah 1 and Acts 23. Those about to return with Ezra from the captivity, fasted at the river of Ahava in the face of the dangers faced on the journey. Ask the Lord to lead you in a new way and to break every robbing spirit that is ahead on your path. Declare your children (physical or spiritual) will be protected. Fast if the Spirit of God requests this of you. Fasting was often done by individuals in times of distress. David fasted after hearing that Saul and Jonathan were dead. Nehemiah fasted and prayed upon learning that Jerusalem had remained in ruins since its destruction. Darius, the king of Persia, fasted all night after placing Daniel in the lions' den. Ask the Lord to remove old cycles of grief. Ask Him to show you situations that are in decay (individuals, cities, families, nations, churches, etc.).
Receive supernatural wisdom from the Lord. Ask Him to send angels in your captivity. Fast this day if you feel led. Notice the patterns of fasting in Luke 2, Mark 2, Matthew 4, Luke 4 and Acts 13. Anna at the Temple "served God with fastings and prayers night and day." John the Baptist led his disciples to fast. Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights before His temptation. Give thanks for the spiritual discipline of fasting and for Jesus' faithfulness to complete His fast.
Day 16: Read 1 Corinthians 15, Hebrews 2, 2 Timothy 1, and Isaiah 25. The apostle Paul speaks of death as an enemy: "The last enemy that will be destroyed is death." In His resurrection, Jesus conquered death - physical, spiritual, and eternal. Through fear of death, men are subject to bondage. "Our Savior Jesus Christ...has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel." Demand that the shadow of death over you, your family, city, state and nation be broken. Declare a death shroud to lift.
Day 17: Read the Faith Chapter--Hebrews 11. "Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them." Participate in communion. You may want to get with a group to do this. Read Numbers 21. Declare a new well to spring forth. Break any strategy of impatience. Declare a new level of faith. See how the Lord supplies water in a new way. The leaders assemble and begin to sing, calling the water to spring up from the earth as they dig with their staffs. The new song was breaking an old cycle of complaining about lack of water. Listen to or sing a new song.
Day 18: Memorize and meditate on Luke 9:62 and 1 Corinthians 9:10. Ask God to speak to you and give you revelation.
Day 19: Fast One More Day! Read Isaiah 58. Going without food or water was not automatically effective in accomplishing the desires of those who fasted. In the prophet Isaiah's time, people complained that they had fasted and that God had not responded favorably. The prophet declared that the external show was futile. The fast that the Lord requires is to loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, feed the hungry, shelter the poor and clothe the naked. Ask the Lord to break old cycles related to religious spirits. Ask Him what your fast is to be from.
Day 20: Read Daniel 8. Meditate on and sing Psalm 34. Let angelic forces aid you in bringing Divine understanding into your situations. Praise Lord Sabaoth!
Day 21: Read 2 Corinthians 10. Rejoice and anoint yourself for your day of redemption is now at hand. Read Ruth 3 and declare your new day has come. Declare you have entered your new field and established your new authority. Shout the text of Isaiah 10:26 and 27. You are anointed with the same anointing that overthrew the Midianites in Joshua's days. This anointing will break a 7-year cycle of robbing! Clap your hands and decree that you have made it through your narrow place.
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion Ministries
August 9, 2007
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