Month: July 2012

Day 26: Storm Warnings–Today and Future

In a few hours, the Jewish day of mourning known as Tisha b’Av and the three week period of mourning known as Dire Straits will have come to a close. The world is still seemingly on the brink of world war, terrorist tragedy and financial collapse. But the Lord has been restraining. And your intercession has absolutely helped to empower this restraint! Remember that our Dire Straits prayer project does not end today. When the Holy Spirit spoke of a “World War Watch,” He emphasized the time period between 5-8 and 8-5, a week from today. And I have a feeling this watch will continue long after its official end. It’s so vital to continue interceding for Israel, America and the nations! Today on Tisha b’Av Today on Tisha b’Av, presidential contender Mitt Romney spent time praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Remember that the Wailing Wall is the only remainder of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by Romans on this tragic date in history. To Jews in Israel and the nations, his actions on this date speak louder than any words can convey. In neighboring Syria, “the mother of all battles” is now being fought. This conflict TODAY, on Tisha b’Av, still has the potential to propel the region and world into war. Israel is on high alert, poised to intervene and secure deadly chemical weapons...

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Day 25: Tisha b'Av Repentance–by Sandra Teplinsky

We give glory to God today! A shooter who identified himself as “the Joker” was apprehended in Maryland before any bullets made it out of their chambers. THANK YOU FOR PRAYING! LETS REMAIN VIGILANT! First reports from the Olympics are positive as well… all except the weather, at least. That is someone else’s prayer project! Tonight begins Tisha b’Av. When I asked Messianic Jewish leader Sandra Teplinsky to write the prayer posting for today, I never dreamed the insights would be so profound. She had shared a few points in an email response to one of our postings. Take your time with this one. Lets become cleansed of unbelief so we can redeem the time–even the time of Tisha b’Av–and truly enter the land of our inheritance! Tisha b’Av Repentance 2012 by Sandra Teplinsky This weekend Jews around the world, and an increasing number of Christians, are reflecting with fasting and prayer on the historical tragedies that befall Israel on Tisha b’Av (the 9th day of the 5th month). Looking at current events, it’s unsettling to see the potential for tragedy on our watch. However, God promises in Zechariah 8:19 that the fast of the fifth month will turn to a day of joy. I believe He has anointed the Body of Messiah to serve as a catalyst for transformation. He wants to redeem this season of time from...

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Day 24: One Nation Under God: Retaining America's Sovereignty

This might be the most important posting of our prayer project. Please lock in with us for the next few minutes with unhindered concentration, and earnestly take to heart the message below. Above all else, please pray. This morning, Holy Spirit showed me that God’s judgment has been rendered over America. A verdict has been delivered. I knew a few weeks ago, right after the derecho storm knocked out power to Washington DC, that His council had been convened regarding the nation. In fact, we held a private prophetic roundtable with a few DC friends for this very reason. Tisha b’Av: Violation of Sovereignty Holy Spirit first brought revelation regarding Tisha b’Av that I had never seen before. We know how both the First and Second Temples were destroyed on this same date. What the Lord spoke to me was that before the First and Second Temples could be destroyed, Israel’s sovereignty first had to be violated. These Tisha b’Av tragedies began with a violation of national sovereignty. In other words, before the enemy overtook God’s dwelling place, he had to first conquer Israel’s government. Now I’ve felt by the Spirit that we in America have been contending over this same issue for many years. Our sovereignty has been jeopardized! One Nation Under God? Lamplighter’s ministry theme for 2011 was “Dawn’s Early Light.” We asked three primary questions. Would we remain One...

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Day 23: Continuing in Breakthrough Prayer!

With the Olympics beginning Friday and Tisha b’Av on Sunday, this weekend is a vital time for breakthrough prayer. Jolene and I will be sharing and praying Saturday at the “Gathering of the Remnant,” 1pm at Word of Life Church in Springfield VA. The meeting is hosted by our friend Sara Ballenger. If you’re in the area, hope to see you there! Romney in Israel on Tisha b’Av In this season of Dire Straits, many US leaders are making a point to strongly identify with the Jewish people. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann will be visiting Israel on Tisha b’Av. In fact, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have invited the Romneys to join them Sunday as they end their fast with a meal. According to the Weekly Standard, “Netanyahu… encouraged Romney to be in Jerusalem on this solemn day, one that recalls the tragedies of Jewish history and calls to mind current threats to the Jewish people.” Sec. Clinton Condemns ‘Demonization of Jews’ On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed a conference on genocide at the US Holocaust Museum. She “asserted that criticism against Israeli policy must be separated from a demonization of Jews and the state of Israel,” according to Haaretz. “We must remain vigilant against [Holocaust] deniers and against anti-Semitism,” said Clinton, “because when heads of state and religious...

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Day 21-22: Updates and Prayer for Economy

Thank you for covering this season in prayer! This Sunday is Tisha b’Av. It is vitally important to remain in continual prayer. Remember Psalm 91 is a gift from the Lord for you! Olympics Begin Weekend of Tisha b’Av! Remarkably, the London Olympics begins this very weekend. Rumors of terrorist threats are rampant, with many fearing an attack similar to the Munich Games exactly 40 years ago. In a previous post, we conveyed clear prophetic perceptions from a friend about potential terrorist strikes involving chemical weapons. London, New York and Washington DC were all highlighted in this prophetic experience. Continuing Prayer Over Syria Not coincidentally, the situation with chemical and biological weapons in Syria remains highly volatile. The regime that promised not to use biological warfare against its own people has just used fighter jets against its own people. The threat remains. Many are speculating about a dangerous scenario if any weapons were transferred to Hezbollah or Hamas, with the Olympic games an intended target. Lets continue to watch with all vigilance during this time! Again, it is vital to pray for our intelligence communities. Ask–actually, require–that the Lord expose plots of darkness! Pray Against Enemy Strategies During prayer last night I felt that some enemy strategies were hidden in plain view–so simple they were actually overlooked. Please agree for all occult shields to be removed, and for the Lord...

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