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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Established!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances, then I will establish your royal throne as I covenanted with your father David, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to be ruler in Israel’” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:17-18.

Beloved, as God promised to establish the authority and security of the position of the kings of old who humble themselves, being surrendered and filled and set apart through obedience to His will and way, so does our establishment come to us today. Yes, we are saved for all eternity by His grace given in response to our expressed and sincere faith, made righteous in His eyes through Jesus, the seed of righteousness; but our establishment in this life, our sense of security, our assurance of Kingdom crown is found in our surrender to Him through the practice of our righteousness on a day by day, breath by breath basis.

The times I stumble and wobble in this life are the times when I fail to bow to His will and way with whole heart. How about you? Are you feeling wobbly today, insecure, unsure? Seek the Father to reveal where you are failing to humble self, bow to His authority, and give self fully to the keeping of His statutes and ordinances.

You are holy, holy, holy! I want to be holy like You are. …I am wholly, wholly, wholly YOURS! ~ David Crowder Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLxC_tYhFxs&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9D5uO8HPNrboor4Oa8LaJdA&index=5

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Chosen and Consecrated

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

“Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, ‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually’” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:12-16.

Why is it so vital for God’s people to humble themselves before Father that He would discipline us so severely when we fail to do so? I believe it is because we are chosen and consecrated by Him for the purpose of His Name being in us perpetually.

God’s names given us throughout scripture speak of His character, His nature. His name in us is His character / nature made part of us and poured out in the earth that all may see and know Him. As people who are filled with His essence to be in His likeness and called by His name, we destroy His reputation in the earth when we fall from humility and fail to surrender all to Him.

Is there an area in your life today that is failing to humble self to His will and way, beloved?

Will you go Deeper Still? ~ Ronnie Freeman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szhVMraVdPQ&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AfidNKH4ify2vg0Z5t-SSj&index=8

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Fill the House!

Monday, July 21, 2014

“Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house. The priests could not enter into the house of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house. All the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the Lord upon the house, bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the Lord, saying, “Truly He is good, truly His lovingkindness is everlasting” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:1-3.

“And the GLORY of the LORD FILLED THE HOUSE”, of which we are. Have you experienced times in seeking the Lord when the glory came down and filled you so full, you thought you would burst open for sure? Beloved, in these days, as we see all the ungodliness in this world, it is vital that we, too, cry out to God regularly, drawing near to Him so His glory fills us, for when His glory fills us, there is no room for fleshly, worldly evils to enter. We will not make it in this life without His Presence, sure and pure and overpowering.

We need Him to overcome our natural impulses so that we can walk by faith and not by sight. We need Him to empower our responses so that we may be His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in the situations of this life. It is vital that we draw so near to Him, so that He responds by drawing near to us, filling us to the full with the power of His glorious might. It is vital, in this day, that we are so filled with the Presence of God that those seeing fall down in faith before Him and draw near to be filled too.

Promises:

“He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, ‘GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.’ Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and HE WILL exalt you” ~ James 4:6-10.

“Since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water” ~ Hebrews 10:21-22.

“’You will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] AND FIND ME when you search for Me with all your heart” ~ Jeremiah 29:13, AMP.

Devine Romance ~ Phil Wickham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlsIwmtb0U8&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AfidNKH4ify2vg0Z5t-SSj&index=9

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Earnest Expectations

Friday, July 18, 2014

“Now, O my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. Now therefore arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might; let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation and let Your godly ones rejoice in what is good. O Lord God, do not turn away the face of Your anointed; remember Your lovingkindness to Your servant David” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:40-42.

Pray today:

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.' ~ John 20:22.

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.’ ~ John 20:22.

Expect God to hear you ~ “…let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place…”

God’s presence and covenant are in His temple, which we are. Expect His Presence and trust His covenant to be rested in you with power ~ “…arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might….”

His salvation and proof of His reality is upon you as a cloak ~ “…let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation….”

As the godly, rejoice in good ~ “…let Your godly ones rejoice in what is good….”

Seek and expect His faithful companionship ~ “…do not turn away the face of Your anointed….”

As you surrender self and situations to Him today, trust God’s ceaseless mercy and His lovingkindness and compassion that fails not, each made new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23) ~ “…remember Your lovingkindness to Your servant….”

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Set the Captive Free

Thursday, July 17, 2014

“When they (Your people) sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near, if they take thought in the land where they are taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned, we have committed iniquity and have acted wickedly’; if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been taken captive, and pray toward their land which You have given to their fathers and the city which You have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Your name, then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive Your people who have sinned against You” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:36-39.

Before we go on to apply this passage on a personal level, pray for the people of Israel throughout the world today. We are told to pray for them, for they are strategic to God’s end time plans. We look to the nation of Israel, still the people of God’s heart, who will be used of Him as a sign of His soon return. They are still His people, though grafted out for a time because of Christ, and they will return to Him in due season. Pray for these to realize their Messiah and to be ready for their role in the end of days. Pray for the Christian Jew who has realized their Messiah to reach out to their Jewish brethren with love and truth. You might even look back through the passages we have prayed in this 1 Chronicles 6 passage and pray each focal thought specifically for the people of Israel.

Now for our nations, specifically the USA: We have been a mighty force in the earth, often used of God to fight for right. We have been, and for some, still are seen as the greatest of nations. I don’t know if you have noticed—though I am sure you have—that God is bringing us down to size. We have lost much ground as a leading nation and are in a greatly weakened state, not only because of the bad choices of leaders in the nation, but because of the obvious hand of God against us in all the ways previously covered in our passage of study; and I believe it is because of the sin of the people of the land.

Yes, God promises to hear the prayers and move at the call of His righteous lot, and we should be on our faces before Him, repenting of personal and corporate sin, and seeking His hand for our days. But we are being outnumbered and overrun as a nation as more and more people turn from God to other gods or no god at all. When does the enormity of that shut the ears of God to a nation of people?

God does not ever leave His own. He hears us when we call, and I still sense strongly that the hardship coming to this nation and world will be felt much less severely by those who are His faithful lot. He will provide for us to weather the storms ahead of us. But as a nation there will be difficult days ahead as we become part of the one world government that the enemy of God is bringing about as he rises up against God’s people (both Jew and Christian), setting his course to destroy the people of God everywhere, especially Israel. The question we must ask ourselves and set before God today is, are we, each individual of us, truly of His righteous lot; standing with and for Him in all our ways, with hope in Him for all our days, now and in eternity?

Do business with Father today, beloved. Do you know Him? Are you living for Him? Have you fully and eternally surrendered to Him in the name and through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus the Messiah? If you need help with this, beloved, contact me here, or contact someone you know to be a follower of Father God through Jesus, the Christ.

For more detail on the way of saving grace, read “God Planed Two Trees In the Earth”: http://darlenesponderings.com/2011/03/30/god-planted-two-trees/

Sound shofar every day that God leads you to do so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t38UINaExeQ&list=PLTgpTgKDYWUKLo8IZe-fo1SSUsfaGQmIN

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Enforcer of the Law

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“When Your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to You toward this city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name, then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:34-35.

warriorToday pray for law enforcement: from the armed forces throughout the world who fight and lay down a watch to protect the interests of the nation, to police, policing agencies, legal aides and judicial officials, law makers and law keepers at every level – which includes you and me as law keepers. Every branch of service in which our laws and our rights are protected as a nation and as a people, all who are stationed with charge for our protection, pray for these today. Pray they will spread their hands to God first, surrendering with allegiance to Him and His priorities above all. Pray for those of us who are keepers of the law to be faithful to do our part to help these who are in positions of charge as law enforcement. Pray we will remember that it is God who establishes governments for His purposes in rewarding good and bringing down evil and those nations whose leaders have hearts stayed on and led by Him are BLESSed indeed. Pray we will each do our part to vote into office people who spread hands to God in surrender as first priority in their serving.

God of this city (or nation if you will) ~ Bluetree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgGjUi0tOTc&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AXxefQ2N-sMAyXmy2tbAeD&index=14

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Foreign Interests

Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

“Also concerning the foreigner who is not from Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country for Your great name’s sake and Your mighty hand and Your outstretched arm, when they come and pray toward this house, then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You, in order that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, and fear You as do Your people Israel, and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:32-33.

InGodWeTrust3Though I question the validity of the belief these days, throughout the world of Christendom, people of other nations look up to the USA as a God-fearing country that they hope their nation to emulate. Many foreigners come here in hope of finding the freedom they long to have in the worship of Father God. Foreigners coming here for that purpose are for us and not against us. Pray for these to not only find Him here, awaiting their arrival; but also that they will bring more of Himself to our land through His presence with them. We need such allies in our day.

Others come, not seeking Father God, but seeking a better life. Pray for these to come in by legal means, yes; but also pray they will find the Father when they get here through those who are His and are ready to receive them and help them on their way.

As I tried to type in “emulate” above, my spell checker tried to change it to immolate: To kill as a sacrifice; destroy. Some foreigners come with a purpose to immolate: to kill and destroy our land and its peoples. Some do so as terrorists in service to their foreign gods or to a foreign, unfriendly philosophy. Other such people come in with greedy motives, bring their ungodly wares to our land, destroying our people through drugs, sex trades, slavery, etc. And I can see where some, coming in on the sly, seemingly as friendlies, might well be doing so to build up forces within for the purpose of overtaking the land. Pray for God’s people to stand up and fight the good fight that these may be stopped. Pray for truth to be revealed wherever such plot exists.

No One Higher ~ Aaron Shust: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUrnwpGefDI&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9C1mYoWkn6r-9es3fIF6Ibq

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Each Knowing His Own

Monday, July 14, 2014

“If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, if there is locust or grasshopper, if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities, whatever plague or whatever sickness there is, whatever prayer or supplication is made by any man or by all Your people Israel, each knowing his own affliction and his own pain, and spreading his hands toward this house, then hear from heaven Your dwelling place, and forgive, and render to each according to all his ways, whose heart You know for You alone know the hearts of the sons of men, that they may fear You, to walk in Your ways as long as they live in the land which You have given to our fathers” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:28-31.

“Each knowing his own affliction and his own pain….” I have lived nearly 60 years now and I have seen good day and bad. I have seen times of plenty as well as times of hardship in my own life and for those around me. Never in my 60 years has it been like it is today. People all around are suffering in one way or another. We have situations in our family that I never would have dreamed. Several friends of late have buried loved ones lost to suicide. Many who are considered the prophets of our day, myself included, are seeing that the time of the Lord is near and we believe we will see His return in our day.

That is not uncommon, beloved. Each generation has their trouble, worse than they can imagine, and senses the time drawing near. But I do not know of it ever being as it is today, with the decay of this earth and the moral decay of the world. I went through a season the first of the year, a dry spell, if you will, when Father was leading my heart infrequently to specifics for our prayer time together. Then the dam burst and suddenly I am a month ahead with thought for each day, 5 – 6 days per week. I sense strongly that something is about to happen in the earth. The Lord is preparing His people for it. And it will not be long before we see it.

You know your own affliction and pain, beloved. Spread Your hands toward the Father in earnest, wholehearted seeking after Him with expectation and hope. It is the spreading of hands seen in one who surrenders all. If you will seek Him with sincere heart, surrendering all to Him, He will hear from heaven, forgive your sin, and render to each according to all your ways. He knows your heart, beloved, so you may as well be honest, open and truthful with Him. Choose today the fear of the Lord, acknowledging Him alone as God of gods, King of kings, and Lord of lords over all things. Decide to walk in His ways as long as you live in the land which He has given to you.

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Merciful God of Nature

Friday, July 11, 2014

“When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, and they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin when You afflict them; then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people for an inheritance” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:26-27.

Here Solomon addresses natural calamity that comes to the land by the disciplining hand of God because of the sins of the people as a whole, sins which deny God as God. A deliberate act of sin is a refusal of God as God, denying His ways as good enough for us to follow, and, in that, telling God that He is not worthy to be our God. Sin is not only to walk in disobedience, but it reveals areas of disbelief. In my reading today, I was struck by the words regarding Ahaz in 2 Chronicles 29:19. Like Ahaz, we tend to discard the consecrated things of God when we are unfaithful because we are faithless (ESV).When we do not trust God and know that He is a God of His word, we fail to follow in faith (Hebrews 1:3). His word of promise comes to us not only encouraging faith to believe the good that comes to obedience, but also believing God in His warning of things to come in response to disobedience.

Solomon focused on lack of rain here, but any weather condition that brings destruction to the land because of God’s hand against it falls into play here. Are you in an area of drought? Pray for the hearts of the people to turn to God? Are you in floods from too much rain or hurricane? Pray the people will know the good way of God in which they should walk? Have you seen destruction from tornado or high winds, blizzard or heatwave? Whatever the cause of calamity, beloved, confess the Name of God as God. Profess His name to others.

He is still God: the same yesterday, today and forever. He uses all things for His glory and purpose, and He can bring good out of calamity that His glory may be known and His plans accomplished.

We will Praise You in This Storm, for You are God ~ Casting Crowns: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUWbmtbzDno&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AZEvskqWqJmdg8Y140iD0P&index=7

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Our Great Ally

Thursday, July 10, 2014

“If Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy because they have sinned against You, and they return to You and confess Your name, and pray and make supplication before You in this house, then hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them back to the land which You have given to them and to their fathers” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:24-25.

walking-with-godGod is our greatest Ally in any battle, whether war, political, personal, financial, etc. We do not want to go into any challenge in life on any level and be standing in opposition to Him. It is our surest way to lose. We need the Lord’s counsel in any battle or challenge of life we may face, otherwise we may find ourselves fighting something He is doing for His purposes (2 Chronicles 10-11). But if God is for us, beloved, who can stand against us?

Are you in a situation that seems to be winning the day? Seek the counsel of the Lord, beloved. He will stand with you to direct you to His will and way for the good of all concerned. Are you in a war of any kind on any level of life? Make sure of your stance: that you are standing with God in all things so that He is with you in the battle. Humble self before God and He will exalt you and bring you to the victory He has for you (James 1:1-8; 4:1-10).