Praying for the World
Posted September 15, 2006
Isaiah 60:1-2 says, "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. v.1
For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee." v.2
As I look back, I can see how this darkness increased over the earth since I was born. In the year 2000, there was gross darkness that covered the people in the United States during the 2000 elections. The darkness increased in early February 2003, when the space shuttle broke up over the southwest part of the United States.
The attack on me personally and my ministry accelerated at that time. On July 11, 2003, God directed me to take a group of people to fly to various locations of the United States and pray. By June 18, 2004, we had prayed in all of the 48 states of the mainland. During that period of time, the powers of darkness came against me and people that were walking with me in this gospel in a much greater dimension.
In 1 Peter 5:8-11 it says, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: v.8
Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. v.9
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. v.10
To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." v.11
I know of no person that God has ever directed to take a group of people in a period of less than one year to every state and pray. During this period, my faith and love was being perfected. God was perfecting the faith and love of those that walked with me in the gospel as well. We see in verse 10 that after we have suffered a while, God will make us perfect, stablished, strengthened, and settled. I can certainly attest to the truth of these words. God has brought me to a place where I can pray for America, Israel, and the rest of the world and exhort others, as they are led by the Spirit to do likewise.
God bless you,