As violence continues to erupt in cities across the nation, believers are rising up in prayer. Paid rioters are disrupting peaceful demonstrations and the devil is on a hunting rampage to cause as much destruction as possible. I posted a video on Facebook yesterday (see below) calling for pastors and church leaders to head to the streets and prayer walk in the next few days. Though intercessors have been doing this for years, I felt the Holy Spirit speaking to church leaders especially, saying, “This leg of the race belongs to YOU!” Rather than delegating intercessors to this task, the Lord has assigned pastors to lead the way in this critical lap! In the midst of increased lawlessness, we desperately need for leaders in the Church to get to the head of the pack and champion righteous rule.
It is the shepherds, gate keepers, and watchmen in the city who have been given charge to protect and secure the land. Though our intercession in the secret place has been good, there are times when we must carry the fear of the Lord right into the public square to displace the terrors and threats of the enemy. Our nation needs to see a visible representation of Kingdom authority that puts chaos into order and rebellion to rest. It is our job to GUARD, KEEP, and OCCUPY our territories for the King.
Jeff Jansen, a national minister and prophetic voice, also posted a video prayer alert on Facebook this week (June 3) urging believers to circle up in prayer this Friday, June 5. Word from high ranking officials in London have alerted him that witches and warlocks are taking advantage of another full moon to do their craft. They want to hit this nation while we are vulnerable and speak down more curses on cities and especially the President. Jeff shares that, evidently, they don’t like prayer circles. So, what does that mean for us? We need to form prayer circles!
Whether it’s in person or through conference calls, our collective COVENANT IN CHRIST can break the spell of any and all covens and counterfeits. I strongly urge you to get with a few other believers in the next 48 hours and pray for your own city, state, and this nation. Pray for the leaders and for the President. You can even download and use a prayer guide I’ve prepared, Putting a Firewall Around Your City.
Regardless of what you see and hear in the news, we must not relinquish our testimony or doubt the promises of God! Now is not the time to cave in our faith or question His Word. Though the enemies of God seem to be drawing closer, it is only because His anointing is getting stronger. We WILL see victory – eventually. The Great Exposure that is happening right now MUST occur so that the snake’s head can be clearly seen and our unity secure enough to take its head off. Anything that is worthwhile is going to cost us. We may have to suffer some setbacks, discomforts, and even some temporal pain. But, if we keep our gaze heavenward and focus on the greater glory that is to be revealed, it will be well worth the cost to see the great harvest of souls that will come as a result.
“And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst.” (Zechariah 2:5)
HERE IS THE VIDEO CLIP OF THIS PRAYER ALERT TO PASTORS: