Time lapse here! Over the next few days will be posting all of our “Dire Straits Prayer Project” and will keep to date from here on out. We begin with the Declaration of Covenant from July 4.
Welcome to the Dire Straits Prayer Project.
Today through August 5, we ask that you devote yourself to seeking the Lord and watching with Him specifically for America and Israel.
Dire straits is a nautical term used to describe dangerous passageways to navigate through–passageways that often led to shipwreck.
We are at a critical juncture nationally and internationally. In May, the Holy Spirit spoke to us about a “World War Watch” through the season known in Jewish tradition as “Dire Straits.” We have been stunned by recent events leading up to this time. Please review Storm Warning: is America Entering Dire Straits? for more.
Remembering Covenantal Foundations
As we celebrate our freedom this July 4, let us remind God of our covenantal foundations in Jesus Christ. A year ago today–on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial–we culminated a major prayer project by presenting the Lord together with a Declaration of Covenant. On the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we sought together for a divorcement from Baal, and a reconsecration of our nation to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Team leaders included Dr. John Benefiel, Dr. Negiel Bigpond, Bishop Harry Jackson, Abby and Jim Abildness, Jacquie Tyre, Vanessa Battle, Paul & Cheryl Amabile, Deborah Brunt, Dean Bassett, Ernie Allen, Tom Schleuter, Linda Clark, James Nesbit, Bunny Warlen, and many more distinguished guests and dear friends. So many friends showed up to pray, in fact, that the National Park Service had to split us into two groups!
New Birth of Freedom
We felt that, in part by this covenant reconsecration, God was promising us a “New Birth of Freedom,” as articulated by Abraham Lincoln. “…That this Nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.”
According to the “Nutcracker Prophecy” by Rick Ridings, we sought God together to “crack the hard shell of demonic resistance” in Washington DC, and to marry our land again. Not only did we culminate our “11-11 Campaign” but we also culminated a two year HAPN/RPN project to repent of our idolatry at more than 10,000 places of historic idolatry.
It was interesting how, exactly 50 days later, an earthquake cracked the Washington Monument. Was it a sign? We believe God confirmed that the hard shell of demonic resistance had been cracked. But more importantly, it was a sign that God had indeed agreed TO MARRY OUR LAND AGAIN!
Please read and pray through the Declaration of Covenant below. Lets begin this season by reminding God of His covenant with us!
DECLARATION OF COVENANT
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political and spiritual bands which have connected them with another, and to seek and receive from their Creator both a Pardon and a re-constitution of Covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to this dedication.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. And as an Act of Liberty, our Nation was covenanted to Jesus Christ, in the Presence of Holy Spirit, by women and men sent by Him to establish both community and governance for “the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith”—
And as successive generations, motivated by greed, compromised these Godly covenants–endorsing the subjugation of their brothers and sisters, both Host People and Immigrants; and embracing various forms of Baal worship, including Freemasonry and the occult—
Thereby yielding in part the corporate will of the people, in community and governance, to the influence of Baal and the consequential denial of justice, even to the unborn—
And whereas stewards of this Nation, rooted in the Land, appointed by God as repairers of the breach, have wholeheartedly repented of these sins, restored covenant, and have labored for a reprieve from the endless reproach these sins have brought upon this land and people—
Having sought and obtained from their Creator a Verdict of divorce from Baal, including the issuance of an everlasting Restraining Order and a Writ of Assistance for the restoration of all the Highest Court has granted as a covenantal right of Possession—and having throughout the year approached this Court with the same intent in every State of the Union, and in towns and cities therein, receiving the same verdict in favor of the saints;
We now, in the Presence of God, present ourselves before the Highest Court of the Kingdom of God, with the intent to re-consecrate this Nation according to the covenants made with Jesus Christ by our forefathers.
And with all solemnity and deference to Your Majesty, request that this Nation, as spoken by Isaiah and Hosea, might again be Married to the Lord, apart from all idols from which You have granted said divorce. And that Your Glory, the Presence and Power of Holy Spirit, might fully return and reside again in this land, releasing awakening, union and reformation. And that by this covenant renewal, as Abraham Lincoln articulated, our Nation, under God, might have a new birth of freedom.
For consideration in this Petition, we present to You the Covenantal legacy of the Pilgrims, who on 11-11, 1620 committed the land and government to “the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith,” according to the Mayflower Compact.
And we present to You the Covenantal legacy of the Huguenots who came to this land with the same intention—whose blood was spilled and mission aborted—whose founder died chanting Psalm 132, begging Your Majesty that this land would be a “dwelling place for the Mighty God of Jacob.”
And we present to You the original intent of many Host people of the Land—who agreed from the beginning that both ownership and stewardship belongs to their Creator and Father. Who sought with reverence to honor the Laws of Nature, and Nature’s God. To whom You endowed great wisdom, even to convey and implement principles of democratic governance that framed the United States Constitution.
And finally, we present to You the legacy of the Seed of Abraham, by which Your Covenant with Israel and Mankind has been perpetuated. Our gratitude is immeasurable that You have chosen to graft us into this Covenant—even, as Asher Intrater observed, the Pilgrims “saw themselves as a New Israel, a nation wholly covenanted with God.” To this end, we fully commit our covenantal stewardship to resource the dream of Your heart for Israel, the Jewish people, and for the nations.
In the Name of God, Amen. Having undertaken, for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian Faith, the sacred task of repairing our Nation’s founding covenants with our Creator; and having diligently and wholeheartedly sought forgiveness for breaches of said covenants, offensive to God and detrimental to mankind; we now solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, combine these founding covenants as one Sacred Consecration of this land, the United States of America and all of its territories, to the Lord Jesus Christ.
And to this combined Declaration of Covenant, and all of our founders’ intentions in establishing One Nation under God, with the witness of Heaven and Earth, we do add our agreement that this Land, its people and resources, be entirely consecrated to You. As You have engraved us in the palm of Your hand, we now ask for the Hand of God in marriage, unto whom we promise all submission and due obedience.
In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names in Washington DC this 4th of July, 2011:
We, The Beloved of God, and The Lord of All, do by these present make known that we have on this 4th day of July, 2011, by solemn vow:
Covenanted to be forever bound to one another; I the Lord declare, “You will call me husband” (Hosea 2:16) “I will betroth you to Me forever. I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will know the Lord” (Hosea 2:19, 20).
We, The Beloved of God, declare: “We acknowledge you alone.” (Hosea 2:20) “You are my God.” (Hosea 2:23) It is to you alone that we will be faithful. We will know no other. We, The Beloved of God, do acknowledge and declare: We betroth you in our righteousness and justice, in our love and compassion. It is You, our God, we betroth in faithfulness. We acknowledge You alone as our Bridegroom and our provider (Hosea 2:8). And we will at all times look to You—one with Your heart, in covenant with You for our land.
And hereto do we make our sacred promise.
The Church, The Beloved of God
And I do receive it.
The Lord of All