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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

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