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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Watch and Pray

Dear Beloved: God is calling us at this time to watch and pray as never before in our nation's history. The very survival of our nation and the future of our children and grandchildren is at stake as we look around and see what is going on in America. The devil knows also that many have turned away from the Lord, and so there is a spiritual slumber and heaviness that one has to break through in order to enter into fervent prayer. It is similar to overcoming inertia, you have to get the demonic ball stopped before you can turn it around and send it the other way. The main sources of the heaviness or demonic inertia are these three: 1. the death cloud of abortion that hangs over the land, 2. the curses that are coming upon us for our treatment of and backing away from Israel, and 3. the spirit of abomination that comes from the push for homosexual "marriage" and all the apostasy in the church that goes along with it.

Jesus took Peter and the sons of Zebedee into the garden in Matthew 26:36, and He told the disciples to wait for Him as He went on ahead to pray. He said, "sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder." Then in v40, He came back to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to them, "What, could ye not watch with Me for one hour? v41 Watch and pray, that ye might not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Twice more Jesus went on ahead to pray by Himself and returned to find the disciples sleeping at that most critical hour. Jesus is asking the same of us today, could you not watch and pray with Me for one hour?

Beloved, all over this land Jesus is being betrayed once again into the hands of those who would mock and despise Him, and try to destroy Him in many ways. He is calling each of us to watch and pray, to stay awake and enter into the battle against all the forces of darkness that are taking over our land. Jesus said in Matthew 11:12, " and from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." We need to prepare to enter into "violent" warfare for the sake of the kingdom; prayer is the hand-to-hand combat of kingdom warriors. Strap on your gospel armor and get ready to go into battle, for the battle is raging! God bless you this day as you go into battle. in Christ, Jim

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Followup to Dream of War

Dear beloved: Two days prior to the night the Lord gave me the dream of war coming, I had another significant dream that was baffling to me until the dream of war was given. In the first dream, I am standing at the top of a stadium looking out over the audience at the beginning of a sporting event. I begin to sing as if going to sing the national anthem, but instead of the national anthem I sing the Lord's prayer. I sing the whole Lord's prayer with great zeal, and at the end of the prayer I wake up and reflect back on the dream, thinking that is a really strange dream, as I had never sung the Lord's prayer ever in my life.

I believe the Lord is saying to me to cover my friends and family each and every day with prayer, and He would have you do the same for you and your friends and family. Each of us has a sphere or domain over which God has given us influence and authority. It is in that domain that we must pray God's will for the people that we have influence and authority over, that they too would be covered by the blood of Jesus and abide under the shelter of His wings. Matthew 6:9 This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name, Thy kindom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we forgive also our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever, Amen. The battle that is coming that was revealed in the dream of war, whether an actual physical battle or a battle of spiritual warfare, will be an intense battle leading up to the battle for all eternity, the battle of Armageddon. Only those connected to Jesus Christ will come out victorious, those disconnected from him will be taken out and will eventually perish, not only on this earthly battlefield, but also for all eternity.

John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit He taketh away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. v5 I am the vine, you are the branches. If a man remains (abides) in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing. v6 If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up and thrown into the fire and burned. v7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you wish and it shall be given to you. v8 Herein is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be My disciples. Beloved, our only hope for today and forever is to abide in Jesus, that we hide in Him, and that we bear much fruit to bring glory to Him. May you do that today as you go about your daily walk, abide in Him. God bless you, in Christ, Jim

Friday, April 1, 2011

Dream of War

Dear beloved: I had a dream last night that I believe speaks of coming war and conflict on American soil. In the dream I go into a stadium with another person. As we walk into the stadium, I notice a few things right away that stand out in my mind: the grass in the stadium is very dry, it looks like late summer brown color and they haven't had any rain; the stands are almost full, probably 50,000 people or more, and they are all wearing green, the only color seen in any of the seats is green; the teams that are lined up on the field do not have pads or footballs, instead they have guns, mostly rifles, some with bayonets. I am also thinking in my mind that this is a rivalry game between two neighboring towns out here in Kansas. As the whistle blows to start the game, the players pull up their rifles and begin to shoot at each other, and some move forward in a zig-zag fashion to keep from getting hit, others run forward and fall on the ground to take up a shooting position from the ground. As the conflict progresses some go by in front of me with prisoners marching in front of the bayonets, they have obviously been captured. Others are lying on the ground nursing all kinds of wounds, broken bones, bloody flesh, wounds of every kind. The last scene as I am walking out of the stadium, I see body parts sticking up out of the ground, a hand sticking out as if severed, and legs and feet mangled and sticking out.

Interpretation of the dream: I believe this dream speaks of coming war here in America, not only of internal conflict as in possibly a civil war of some kind (the teams lined up against each other with rifles), but also possibly terrorist attacks in the form of very destructive bombs (severed body parts sticking up out of and lying on the ground). I believe the Lord also is giving a sense of timing with the very dry, brown looking grass (late summer to fall), as well as the fact it is a rivalry game between two local teams (high school football season). The people in the stands represent the people of America, sitting idly by watching the events of the day. The color green speaks of flesh, or carnal activity, and the stadium speaks of business as usual in the sports and entertainment field (people don't see what is coming ahead because they are too busy with fleshly pursuits to hear the warnings from God). There will be a body count from the explosions and the gunfire, and the bayonets, as well as some prisoners will be taken (by foreign invaders?)It will be at times a bloody and gruesome scene.

Beloved, hide the word in your heart and pray for your friends and family. Great sorrows are coming to our land. Pray the song that David spoke when the Lord had delivered him out of the hands of his enemies. 2 Samuel 22:v2 And he said, The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; v3 The God of my rock; in Him will I trust; He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me from violence. v4 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. v47 the Lord liveth, and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation. Please share this with your family and friends. Pray, Pray, Pray. May God bless you this day, in Christ, Jim