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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Prayer and fasting pt1

Dear beloved: The Lord is burdening my heart to call out to the nation to pray and fast, to intercede for the welfare and destiny of this nation, for our children, grandchildren, lost relatives and friends. Two weeks ago the Lord had me to preach in the prison a message from the fourth chapter of Ester, where Mordecai challenges Queen Esther to move on behalf of her people, the Jews of Susa, who were being threatened by an edict issued by the King and Haman, his minister of internal affairs. The edict that went out was described in Esther 3:13 And letters were sent out by couriers to all the king's provinces to destroy, to kill, to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize their posessions as plunder. v14 A copy of the edict to be issued as law in every province was published to all the people so that they should be ready for this day.
In chapter 4:13 Mordecai replies to Esther, "Do not imagine that you in the king's palace can escape any more than all the Jews, v14 for if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?" v15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, v16 " Go, assemble all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I amd my maidens will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.
We know from reading on in the book of Esther that the king heard her petition, intervened on behalf of her people, and that the tables were turned on Hamsn to the extent that the gallows that Haman had prepared for the hanging of Mordecai, the King ordered Haman to be hung on those very same gallows.
Beloved, we need to intercede for this nation, for our communities, our families, our churches, and ourselves. The edict has gone out from Satan to eradicate God's children and God's commandments from this land. Satan is scoring great victories in all facets of life here in America. Will you stand up and be counted to help reverse the edict to annihilate God's people? Will you stand up for the innocents whose blood continues to be shed by the thousands day after day? Will you stand up for God's plan for marriage between one man and one woman? Will you stand up and defend Israel, God's chosen people? For the sake of your children and grandchildren, fast and pray for America. If you choose not to, God will find another way to deliver his people, but you and your household may perish. You have been raised up for a time such as this! God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim

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