Let’s not go back!

“See the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” Isaiah 42:9 (NIV)

It’s crazy, but I still hear people, including pastors, who say they can’t wait till things get back to normal! Spoiler alert… WE ARE NOT GOING BACK! This is a new day, and we are blessed to be alive and a part of it! The enemy does not want us to step into our destiny. This past weekend I heard Pastor Samuel Rodriguez say, “You are about to occupy the very area hell has been trying to keep you out of!” We are stepping through this wilderness into a new land, a place where the devil does not want us to be. The devil knows that he can’t prevent what is about to happen, but he has done all he could to derail the church. Nevertheless, we’re about to see the glory of the Lord like never before! Though he has tried to cancel the church, and to a large degree he has succeeded (at least it appears that way), but you can’t cancel, nor defund the Holy Spirit. And Samuel Rodriguez also said, “America’s mess is about to become God’s miracle!” The question is, are you wanting to go back to Egypt or proceed to the promised land?

The glory of the LORD will be KNOWN, experienced, and felt… by the whole earth, as the waters cover the seas (Habakkuk 2:14). Please cry out for your pastor and church to have courage and faith to press forward into this new day, and not long for yesterday! Pray for God to prepare you, your family and your church for the very place hell has been trying to prevent you from getting to! Declare that America’s mess is about to become God’s miracle! Decree, America will be saved and fulfill her purpose on the earth and you will be a part of it!!!

Are you standing with God?

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13 NLT

The woke disaster and left misfits have had their chance and they ran full speed to destroy our nation. Biden’s first thing as pretender was to sign the death warrant for unborn Americans. It’s time for God’s people to stand with God against the darkness covering our nation!

We need to hate what the woke crowd is doing in our schools. We need to resist the demons who are grasping for control of our nation. We need to say no to the drag queens and lesbians teaching our kids. We need to say no more to the propagandists pumping toxic waste into our students’ minds. We need to speak up and proclaim we don’t want our borders open to anyone and everyone, but to close it to criminals, gang members, drug trafficking and infected individuals. We need to shout out that we grieve that this wicked administration has abandoned our own people in a nation that had trusted us. We need to hate the sacrificing of our unborn children on the altar of Baal, through the driving agenda of abortion! We must stand and see this become despised and illegal across our nation.

It’s time to be more afraid of God than of men, and speak out against the woke deception, the BLM lie, the LGBQT agenda and the dictatorship being forced on a free nation. The devil has always been on about lying, deceiving, killing, stealing and destroying, and those serving him do the same. Will you stand with God in this hour, or with the devil by your silence?

We are about to experience the greatest move of God and a one billion soul harvest! At the same time a judgment will be unleashed on God’s enemies and the puppets that sold out to them! We are blessed to be alive at such an amazing and terrible time! Though God will move powerfully, we must be ready and willing to stand, speak and obey Him as He leads us. We each have a part to play, a very important one at that! So, will you stand with God in this hour?

Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit, with boldness, courage and wisdom to know where He has called you to stand. Ask Him to clearly show you the good fight He has for you. Pray that your pastor would not be silent about the real issues we are facing as a people of God. Pray that your pastor would be gripped by a fiery fear of the Lord. Cry out for God to awaken the woke crowd in your church! May they know the truth and may the truth set them free! But how will they hear unless someone is willing to speak the truth in love to them?! Ask God to stir His church across our city to stand with Him in this hour! Will you be one of the standing ones?

Co-Exist, nonsense!

“Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14:6 (HVSB)

The concept of “co-exist,” as seen on bumper stickers, implies that all religions, faiths and ways to God are equal! Co-existence is a lie! All religions/faiths are not equal! Not even close to being true! It sounds nice, but is very harmful to the gospel of Jesus Christ. The concept behind co-exist must have originated from the same cesspool of thought that instead of giving trophies to the best team and players, everybody should get one just for participating. That’s what a co-exist award is all about, it’s a participation award. Let’s all get along and play well together. But nonetheless, our Lord God Almighty is the only God and Jesus Christ is the only way to Him!

False unity is no unity at all! There is only one way to God, to heaven, to eternal life. There is only one true God, who is above all ‘gods!’ Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord! No one else came back to life, just as Jesus said He would. Mohammad is still dead. Buddha is dead! Allah is a demon at best! All these “gods” will, like Dagon (1 Samuel 5:2-4) will bow to Jesus!

Today, thank the Lord for showing you the way to eternal life through Jesus Christ! Ask Him to allow your life to display the goodness and powerful presence of God to all those who are deceived by these lesser “gods!” Pray for those you personally know who are ensnared by these lesser “gods!” May your life shine a light upon them. And pray that the deception of folks in bondage to these “gods” across our city would be broken!

We, the People!

“Hear the shouts, hear the triumph songs in the camp of the saved? The hand of God has turned the tide!” Psalm 118:15 (MSG)

It was on September 17, 1787 that the authors of the Constitution met up one last time to sign the document that they had created! Today is a significant day, as groups like the National Archives want to cancel the Constitution saying it has offensive and dangerous content! And so many others simply want to destroy it, get rid of it and act as if it doesn’t exist. But our nation was created under the mighty hand of God! This document is an important part of our history, who we are and points to where we are going. It cannot nor will not be discarded by those who hate America!

Please pray today that God would indeed do mighty things in our nation to protect our history, who we are and who He has called us to be. Our freedom matters to the world. Ask God to “turn the tide” of evil that has been aggressively advancing in our nation.  Thank the Lord for allowing you to be an American, and/or to live as a free person in this land that He has set up to be a “city of light on a hill!” Give a joyous, triumphant  shout to the Lord for doing valiantly across our nation.

The jab fog!

“And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.” Revelation 6:2 ESV

Whether you get the jab or not is your business. But the more important question is why. If you are doing it out of fear, that’s called sin! If you’re doing because you are being forced, that is illegal! They call it a mandate but a mandate is not law. It is an unconstitutional forcing by an evil government trying to suppress a free people! And another question is why are those who are mandating the jab not requiring it upon themselves? Something is not right with this picture!

Please pray that truth would be exposed at all levels! Pray that, we the people, would stand up against tyranny and know when to say yes and when to say no to such “mandates!” Pray that our eyes would be open to see that what is being presented in the name of peace and the good for others is actually a conquest!

Who are the chosen?

“Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the LORD rises to shine upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 (NLT)

Jesus’ own words; “many are called but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14 – NLT). Another translation says, “many are invited…” (NIV). Though the invite goes out to many, only a few choose to answer the call! The reality is, if you do not get up and answer your call, God will use someone else, just ask Esther! God had positioned Esther right where she needed to be to save her nation, but she still had to respond in faith and answer the call. Her uncle Mordecai told her, “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all the other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at such a time as this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from somewhere else, but you and your relatives will die…” (Esther 4:13-14). Esther did rise up and history records the deliverance that she was a part of!

Or what if the Pharisee Saul said “no” to Jesus? After all, God said that He was going to show Saul how much he was going to suffer for His name (Acts 9:16)? He would not have become the Apostle Paul. He would not have written much of our New Testament nor would he have taken the gospel to the Gentiles. Undoubtedly, God would have used someone else! But still Saul became Paul because he chose to respond to his invite.

I could go on and on, but one more would do! What if Mary had said no? After all, she was a teenager with dreams for her life, and this totally was not one of them! Then Gabriel shows up, tells her she’s favored and has been invited to birth the Son of God, even though she is a virgin. She was invited to change the trajectory of her life in that one moment! She could have said no; too inconvenient, too costly, too painful, too much, too quickly…. But had she said no, we would probably not even know her name! And Gabriel would have found someone else!

Likewise, God is calling each of us now, but if you do not wake up and answer your call, He will move on to someone else. You’ve been called, but now you get to choose whether you’re chosen! It’s time to get out of the comfort of your bed. It’s time to shake off the slumber and give your all for what God has put you here for! The alarm is going off and though much of the church simply chooses to snooze on, you can get up and step into your destiny. We are all being fed the same lie and propaganda from the slithering media and delusional government. The difference is how we respond! Will you join the awakened army of wholehearted lovers of Jesus?!

Say “yes” to the Him today. Repent of any place where you have been lazy, fearful or simply choosing not to respond to His call. Tell Him you will answer the call and do whatever you need to do in this hour! Recommit yourself to Him! Cry out for others in your church to wake up and answer their call. Ask God for the church across our city to wake up and answer our call to be His body, an army, in this hour. Pray that the church in Athens would hear His voice and follow Him (John 10:27) into battle for His glory! This is our hour, the time that we have been born for. May Athens arise and shine as the glory of God rises upon us (Isaiah 60:1-3)!

Rattling is happening!

“Son of man, can these bones live?” Ezekiel 37:3a (NIV)

Ezekiel was shown a valley full of bones. They were dry, dead and spread out across the land. They were divided! Wow, what sight! And this is a good picture of what the church looks like today. Apart from a remnant of fiery hot passionate followers of Jesus, the church across our landscape is spiritually dry, dead and divided! Like the church of Sardis many churches may look alive, have a great reputation but be on the brink of death (Revelation 3:1-2). These churches may have their fog machine and flashing lights, with larger crowds coming to be entertained by the seeker sensitive service, but God has left the house! But a rattling is coming!

Ezekiel was instructed to prophesy over these bones, and as he did a miracle occurred, and a rattling sound was heard as the bones began to shake. What had been divided and separated came back together and formed bodies. Actually, a vast army (v10). This coming back together of the dead took several prophetic utterances. At one point there was a crowd of bodies standing but had no life in them. Ezekiel was told to prophesy breath into them, so he called the winds to blow saying “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain that they might live” (v9).

As the wind from heaven, of revival, begins to blow, the division in our nation and in the church will break and we’ll come together under one name Jesus. Just as the bones stood on their feet, the Church will stand! Yes, it’s time to stand up again! There is no other name! We need to stand up for our nation, for our cities, for our church!

It’s time to prophesy to the dead bones of the church and proclaim life, to cry out for the wind of the Holy Spirit to breathe the death clothes off of us and release fresh life in the body of Christ. Cry out for this wind to sweep away the hate, racism, confusion, immorality, anger, division, and compromise that has plagued the church, and release a holy fiery passion for Jesus and His kingdom. Prophesy life into your church, over your pastor and across your congregation. May the rattling be heard across our city as the Church wakes up as the army of God she is destined to be! Thank the Lord for allowing you to be a part of it!!!

Harvest time!

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 (NLT)

Sin is sin. I know that is profound, but if you don’t deal with it, guess what? It brings forth death (James 1:14-15). We are in harvest time. One of God’s laws that we cannot ignore is seed, time, harvest. Paul used the terminology reaping and sowing. He literally warned us not to be deceived by the fact there is a delay between what we plant and its harvest. He said, “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.” (Galatians 6:7). This is an hour of harvest! What has been sown over the past five decades is coming forth. Even what we have sown over the past two years is bearing fruit. And this principle is for both good godly seed as well as evil, fleshly seed!

Those who have pressed into God will be bearing godly fruit. Even churches are being impacted by this. Where there has been compromise on the platform, such as letting people lead worship or as a musician, who have unrepentant sin in their life, there is harvest. God is holy and when we put people on the stage because of their gifts or our relationship with them, without consideration of the condition of their hearts, we have planted unholy, fleshly, perhaps even demonic seeds in the church! Sadly, I have seen churches do this, ignoring heart issues because they wanted the voice. And now it’s harvest time! Likewise, churches that have responded to the pandemic out of fear are now bearing the harvest. While those who operated out of faith are being blessed!

If we have taught “milk” instead of “meat,” guess what? You have baby Christians at best! If our platforms have been more concerned about happy people than holy followers of Jesus, those happy people are confused about issues like abortion, gender, wokeness, CRT, BLM and sexual purity! If our platforms have not taught about the issues of socialism, communism, Marxism, globalism and borders, guess what? You have a people who feel entitled without understanding the consequences. On the other hand, if your platform has focused on letting the Word speak, instead of candy-coating it out of fear of offending, your congregation will stand strong in this hour of harvest. They are ready to reach the world and pay the price it is going to cost for it. Those on their milk diet, well, they will need their diapers changed!

Parents, what you sow into your children matters. If you model and sow a lazy lukewarm faith, your children will multiply that seed. Whereas, if you have intentionally planted fiery faith seeds by modeling a life of holy passion for Jesus, that is what will grow in their life. You can’t plant weed seeds and expect wheat!

Thank the Lord for this law of seed, plant, harvest! Thank Him for the harvest that is coming, yay, that is here right now, because of the godly seeds that have been sown in our city and nation. Pray for the workers of the harvest to rise up and be ready for the floodgates of heaven to be opened. Ask the Lord to prepare you, your family, your church for the harvest! Thank Him for allowing you to be alive at such a time as this!!!

Freedom to speak!

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” Galatians 5:1 (MSG)

As Americans we have freedom to speak, but in his hour so many believers have chosen to be silent! The loud and obnoxious minority has silenced the majority. We have freedom to speak our opinion even if others don’t like it. The scary thing is if we don’t exercise our freedom, we’ll lose it!

It is said that if good people remain silent in the day of evil, evil wins! It is also said that “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing!” Come on good people, do something! That something starts with prayer, and then moves on to engagement! Please seek the Lord, then speak up, at your work, in your class or even at your church. CRT is evil! BLM is evil! Fraud, last time I checked, is still evil! Mandating or forcing people to get a “jab” is evil, especially since its effectiveness is questionable! Abortion is evil! Gender confusion is evil! We need to stand for what God says is good (i.e. marriage between a man and a woman) and speak up against what is evil! Bottom line is, Jesus said “My sheep hear My voice, I know them and they follow Me” (John 10:27). In other words, pray and listen, hear His heart then follow as He leads! Pretty straight forward!

Please pray that good people (i.e. those who follow Jesus) would stand and speak up against the current wave of evil operating in this government, permeating through culture and twisting truth from our local level, all the way to national seats! Ask God to break down the walls of hatred, of division, or race, of gender, of lies, of intimidation. Ask Him to release courage for all of us who have been set free to live and speak as free people, as lovers of Jesus and of this nation. Declare that good will overcome evil in our nation (Romans 12:21). Ask God to allow your “good” to overcome the evil around you! It was for freedom that He set you free. You have freedom to live and speak about this “good!” May God stir up in you a hatred of evil that won’t allow you to be silent!

“You who love the LORD, hate evil!” Psalm 97:10 (NIV)

For our kids!

After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.’” Nehemiah 4:14 (NIV)

The battle we fight for our nation is for the future of our children and their children! It is our desire to leave the world, especially our nation, better than it was given to us. Right now, that is in the balance. We cannot afford to be quiet right now. We cannot do what we have been doing and expect a different outcome. We have to rise up and fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12). The responsibility rests on our shoulders!

Please pray for boldness and wisdom to know what God is saying for you to engage in, and then to do it with all your heart! Ask Him to wash off of you every trace of weariness, disillusionment, discouragement, apathy and lukewarmness, and replace it with holy fire and intense passion for our King and this nation! Cry out for your pastor and church to step up to the needed level of spiritual and cultural engagement to fight for our children’s future! Proclaim that this nation will fulfill her purpose and destiny in God. Declare that God is not done in and/or with America! Thank Him for allowing you to fight this good fight of faith for your kids and grandkids and…