Through a dream, the Lord is issuing a call to intercessors to stand in the gap for PASTORS in this hour. For there is confusion in the air and an attempt to derail those who have been called and set apart to lead the Body of Christ. It is a time of decision and a time of advance and believers are being called upon to pray for those with the Father’s heart.
I saw in a dream a pastor who was about to lose his mind. He was in a struggle between sanity and insanity, desperate to cling to his life and purpose. I was in a bathroom while I was watching this and my heart began to cry out on his behalf. I felt the Father’s love towards this one whom He had called and my groaning was great. I knew he could not do this alone and his own desperation was coming to a critical point of no return.
There are many pastors who have been answering the call to lead their flock with integrity of heart and biblical truth. They have been willing to endure the tests and not shrink back. As a result, the enemy is going after them because of the potential to CHANGE THE GENERATIONS.
For those who have been truly called to pastor, they carry the love of a spiritual FATHER and spiritual MOTHER. It is THESE pastors and church leaders whom the Lord is calling forth with great power and authority because of the call on His sons and daughters. It is these who carry the love for the next generation who have been willing to lead the way.
I see the enemy coming against these in order to shut down the GENERATIONAL PROMISE that these leaders carry. It is not just about their ministry. It is not just about their church. For those who are pure of heart, their vision is bigger than themselves and they intend to pass on their inheritance to their families. Their families are also under attack and they need support.
It is time to pray and lift up their hands in the spirit! It is time to stand in the gap and speak clarity of mind and a remembrance of their First Love. Even as the enemy tries to make them FORGET the promises and purposes of God, RECALL those prophetic promises and the joy of their salvation to strengthen them.
I see these pastors struggling to break free. And yet, I see the heart of SUPERMAN rising up within them! I see the heart of the Captain of the Hosts bulging with intense love and a fierce passion that can BURST THROUGH the constraints and threats. This is what to pray for – that the love of the Father would so GRIP THEIR HEARTS, they would supernaturally PUSH THROUGH any resistance – for the sake of the sons and daughters! There is a grace and authority from heaven that has the power to PASS THROUGH this battle because it is the POWER OF HIS LOVE.
Pray for those whom God has called, and is calling, to be true spiritual fathers and mothers, for it is these who carry the grace to see this next generation not only build upon a solid foundation, but do so with POWER and AUTHORITY FROM HEAVEN because the enemy will have NO HOLD ON THEM!
At the same time, there are also pastors and leaders who are at the point of going the way of KING SAUL. They were once called by the Father and graced with gifts to lead. However, due to disappointment, insecurity, fear of man, and pride, these same leaders are now at the brink of no return if they do not turn back and REPENT. Seeing the plight of these leaders in my dream while standing in a bathroom indicated the need for CLEANSING in this hour – a cleansing of hearts and a cleansing of TOXIC WASTE from the past. They must get free! The Lord is cleaning up His church and He is starting with leaders, especially those who have given themselves over to selfish gain.
What King Saul lacked was a love for his own family and children. He lacked the heart of David that was SOLD OUT TO LOVE. The Father’s heart for these is to pray for them to turn back to their First Love. Even as there IS and will CONTINUE TO BE a SEPARATION between those who carry the authority of heaven and those who don’t, we must pray for those who are at this point of decision – for the sake of THEIR CHILDREN. Even these leaders who are wrongly holding on to power for selfish gain, it is their own family that will reap the consequences of sin and disobedience. If so, the sin will perpetuate for another generation. We can limit this through prayer!
It is the purpose of heaven to come in the SPIRIT AND POWER of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to their fathers. There is a cleansing going on but we must pray for those going through this battle. We must stand together. We need godly leaders – godly spiritual fathers and mothers who are filled with the passion and heart of our Heavenly Father who was willing to DIE so that we could not only be free, but receive our inheritance in His family.
Pray for the pastors and their families. Pray for those who are headed the way of King Saul that they might turn back. Pray for the sons and daughters of these who have been called to lead, that they will be free of offense and bitterness so that they can build on a healthy foundation, firmly rooted and established in the Father’s love. Allow your heart to feel the deep compassion of the Father and impart that through prayer to those pastors and leaders who desperately need encouragement and strength to continue. The generations are depending on them.