OK… We know the Lord desires to birth a “freedom movement” this year. A key theme God has instructed us on is shutting the gates of sabotage that would allow the enemy to abort God’s covenant purposes.
Now that we’ve got some good footing, until the 22nd I am asking you to join with us in focused, breakthrough prayer. By breakthrough prayer, I mean prayer patterned after Acts 12 that does not cease until Holy Spirit moves tangibly with clarity and power to impact lives for Christ. OK? And please continue to pray for Jolene and me, for Matt Lockett and family, and Jason Hershey and family.
Since we began, we knew that the Lord wanted to bring breakthrough regarding abortion. As part of this, a “Lilith stronghold” behind abortion was being confronted by Him in this season. This was actually prophesied by Becca Greenwood and Sandy Newman at the HAPN/RPN conference in Oklahoma, and the Lord asked us to respond with this 21 day watch.
It’s important to note that we’re at the beginning of this process of breakthrough for 2013, not the end. National initiatives are in formation. The Lord asked us to gather and pray for forerunning prayer these 21 days, which will be followed by national initiatives from January 22 at least through Passover.
Passover… Plead and Apply the Blood!
As part of this, the Lord instructed us to hold a “Passover meal” tonight! Though it definitely is ahead of the Jewish calendar, Jolene could not shake this very strong impression. Tonight we encourage you to do the same. At the very least, receive communion, and apply the precious blood of Jesus Christ to the lintels and doorposts of your home.
I want to be intentional in stewarding the riches of Christ–don’t you? Jesus won our freedom, both at a heart level and in the highest levels of God’s court of justice! He became sin for us, so that we may become the righteousness of God in Him (II Corinthians 5:21). Because of His unimaginable gift to us, we can receive the full benefits of Christ’s blood for justification, cleansing and healing.
That said, there is a difference between pleading the blood of Jesus, and applying the blood of Jesus. A plea is a petition entered into a court of law so that a verdict can be rendered on your behalf according to the tenets of God’s law. Applying the blood of Jesus is appropriating this verdict to your life and world, as mandated by the court of heaven.
Seasons are Shifting!
Prophetically, we feel that for many of us, tonight marks a season of invitation to participate with God in the courts of heaven. To plead our casees before the Throne, and receive His verdict on issues even for our nation.
Therefore many of you may sense a measure of breakthrough–a tangible change in spiritual activity and focus during this time. We encourage you to read Exodus, and become familiar again with these themes. And again, it is wise to begin this season by pleading and applying the blood of Jesus Christ in every area of our lives and spheres of influence.
Part of our alignment in this season must be to let go of distractions. I was really sobered by a recent vision recounted by senior prophet Neville Johnson. He shared this in his word for 2013. Lets all heed and immediately respond to heaven’s encouragement, shared below.
A Time to Focus–Neville Johnson
On the 3rd of January 2013, I had an encounter with the Lord that unfolded in such a way that indicated one of the things that was on His heart for His people in 2013. I got up early, sat down and suddenly a very clear vision unfolded before me.
I was looking at a race track where greyhound racing was about to begin. As I watched, a solitary greyhound took up position on the starting line. The artificial rabbit was released and took off running down the track. Then the greyhound was released and took off after it. All went well for a while and the greyhound was catching up to the rabbit.
Suddenly a cat strayed onto the right side of the track causing the greyhound to falter and run for the cat. The cat then vanished leaving the greyhound flustered, it then pulled itself together and continued running after the rabbit again. As it started to catch up with the rabbit, a horse on the other side of the fence took fright and began to panic, making a loud noise which again side-tracked the greyhound. Similar things happened two more times, which in the end caused the greyhound to lose the race and the rabbit.
Know Me! No More Time to Waste
It was then that the Lord appeared and said this; “Tell my people that there is no more time to waste, there is no time left to be side-tracked. My people must set priorities and not deviate from them. They must know My will and focus open My priorities for them.
The prime priority is to know Me in a much greater way, then walk with Me in obedience to My will and purpose for them. The degree to which My people know Me determines the fruitfulness of their lives. They must give all diligence to these things and don’t be side-tracked by things that don’t really matter. They must streamline their lives like never before, removing the clutter and those things that take their time and attention which are unessential. If they lose more time it will be difficult for them to catch up”.
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is” (Romans 13:11-17).