The SPECIFIC timeliness of this post is RIGHT NOW, July 23. The seasonal timeliness extends beyond this one day, and our awareness, response and engagement should increase as we get closer to the return of our Lord.
Please consider engaging in specific and focused prayer and worship today.
The following was received this from a friend in Israel last night and I did not read it til this AM, so this notice is very last minute. This is likely happening in Jersualem right now, or within hours. This is about as critical as it gets when it comes to warfare in the heavenly realms, manifesting on earth. I would humbly ask for you to read the Israeli new article via the link, and the somewhat lengthy post, and respond accordingly. Last night was a Burn event in the South Bay. This is great. Our response must be worship and praise and prayer. Like the physical occurrences of violence on earth these days, there is a war coming to us, whether or not we choose to recognize or admit that fact. Our response matters. These days are not “business as usual”, but instead business as unusual.
This article is in line w my personal thoughts and beliefs re the times we’re in, what is upcoming eschatologically, as heaven as well as earth is shaking, and even what is being discussed and taught and engaged in the past few Thursday evenings at the Lomita facility re our position and call for prayer and worship in the these critical times.
THE ISRAELI NEWS LINK (please copy and paste into your browser IF this does not appear as a live link):
The following is the email I just received from a friend in Arad Israel. Rick Ridings, mentioned in the article, is someone else I’ve met and spoken w in Israel. These are credible sources. Remember: we win.
“The thing that gets me is that today is also the 17th day of Tammuz which is the fast of Tammuz which commemorates the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem at the time of Babylon.
These are the points of prayer from Rick Ridings:
SOME KEY WAYS TO PRAY:
Although Satan obviously uses this weapon against Christians and Messianic Jewish believers, Yeshua (Jesus) clearly taught it as something we are to use against the demonic powers and those controlled by them:
“So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.” Mark 3:23-26
After declaring the protection of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ over ourselves and over our families, let us declare division over this effort to “UNITE” these gateway cities and their youth in demonic covenants. May there be division in their relationships, communications, and technical attempts to “UNITE”.
In 2006, I was part of a group of Jerusalem pastors and ministry leaders who were led to proclaim in unity that the gates to our city be closed to a large, world-wide gay event that was to bring over 100,000 gays together for days of “revelry” in Jerusalem. This also was to be around the 17th of Tammuz. But Hizballah started firing missiles into Northern Israel, and the army announced that, for security reasons, all large events were cancelled, as they did not have the extra manpower to provide security for events. Let us agree that there will be major disruptions of this event, both in Jerusalem, and in the six other cities and nations, where it is scheduled: May the Lord of the Armies of Heaven release His mighty arsenal of creative weapons to disrupt and stop this event from reaching its goals.
There are times when we are called to delay the enemy’s plans when he attempts to accelerate events ahead of the Lord’s timing. In Revelation 10:6 an angel declares, before an outpouring of judgment, that “There will be no more delay!. This implies that there had in previous times been delays in the mercy of God. There are times when we as intercessors are to proclaim: “Let there be a moment of delay”. This is like hitting the “pause button” on what the enemy may later be allowed to do. I believe this is one such moment, when a generation of young people in Israel and around the world is ripe for a mighty movement of the Holy Spirit. Let us pray for this delay, that this generation will not be unknowingly swept by unholy worship music into making covenants with the spirits of death, but that this generation will be freed from the power of demonic sounds to hear the sound of the Lord, and to come into the life-giving worship of the One, True, Living God.
4. DECLARE HIS PRAISES
It is obvious that the demonic beings understand the power of music to open hearts to the spiritual realms. As they are seeking to deceive and capture the souls of youth through their demonically anointed music, we need to release the far greater power of anointed worship music to sing “songs of deliverance” over a generation and over Jerusalem. About 25 years ago, we received an assignment from the Lord to counter a 2,000-year-old altar to Baal located on property of the Royal family in Belgium. When they kindly allowed an employee to guide us to this altar in the forest, we found a stack of large, flat stones. We felt the Lord guided us to not pray a thing, but simply to worship, and we sang: “For Thou O LORD, are high above all the gods…We exalt Thee”. When another team went there just six months later, the employee was shocked to find that the 2,000-year-old stack of stones had crumbled into small pebbles strewn on the ground!
We need to pray that this will not remain hidden, but will be exposed and revealed, especially to spiritual leaders/gatekeepers and Intercessors of the seven cities/countries targeted. Also, we need to pray that the youth, and especially the youth of Israel, will not be let astray by the lies of the enemy and lured into his traps.”
Let us pray that this generation in Israel will not be deceived into “marrying the Land to Baal”, but that they will receive and enact the revelation of Isaiah 62:4b,5a: “…to Him your Land will be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons will marry you.”
Can plunder be taken from warriors,
or captives be rescued from the fierce?
But this is what the Lord says:
“Yes, captives will be taken from warriors,
and plunder retrieved from the fierce;
I will contend with those who contend with you,
and your children I will save.” – Isaiah 49:24-25
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