10 DAYS OF FASTING & PRAYING SATURDAY 16THof SEPTEMBER – MONDAY 25TH of SEPTEMBER 2023
THEME: “TEN DAYS OF REPENTANCE SEEKING AFTER GOD”
DATE: SATURDAY 16th of Sep – MONDAY 25th of Sep (6am -6pm)
SCRIPTURE: Acts 3:19-20 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, 20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before,”
Precious saints we are truly living in the last of days before the Lords soon imminent snatching away of His spotless bride. And as the Lord tarries in His return, He has promised to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh. As I keep mentioning that 2023 is the year to occupy the nations and spark His end-time repentance revival.
Remember with every revival it will not come without resistance, for there is a spiritual battle in the second heavens trying to hinder God’s sovereign move.
Those that are tuned in to the Spirit of God can sense the spiritual environment that has changed and can hear the cries of thousands of voices echoing the same words from Revelation 22:20 “…Come, Lord Jesus.” But as the Lord tarries in His snatching away of the bride of Christ, He is still preparing a spotless bride and has promised to pour out His Spirit on all flesh. As I have been mentioning since the last crossover fast, I believe we have a two-year window to really work hard in occupying for His purpose in this hour. Now this year’s 10 Day fast I am on My African mission, but I will still participate, as what better time for repentance revival to come to the nations like what God is doing at present in Africa. So it is time for you to stand in the gap for your nations to see repentance revival also and repent today within your nation. Yes, with so many evil things being brought to the light only Jesus is our hope. We are truly living in a time were the Prophet Isaiah spoke of in Isaiah 5:20 where people would say good is evil and evil is good. This September should be a time of coming back to God, as an individual, as a remnant church and as a nation.
Now whenever the Lord calls you to something, He will never allow you to go empty handed precious saints. For He has given us spiritual weapons to fight the good fight of faith against all the forces of darkness that are currently trying to take over and hinder the coming revival.
Unfortunately, we have many in the church today that are still asleep, even though we have many crying out “WAKE UP SLEEPY CHURCH.” And while they are sleeping the enemy is claiming more ground. There is a great delusion happening within this hour and many claim to have eyes and ears, but do not see nor hear. The church has become rebellious, and many have gone into captivity to a spiritual slumber and are being controlled and overcome by the flesh and seducing spirits. Remember those of you that are following these fasting programs have been called to be a part of the remnant bride of Christ, that is one that is awakened to the hour and ready to receive from God.
Yes, a spiritual shift is taking place within this hour that is happening internationally, nationally, and locally. The level of His glory will be released more and more, as humble hearts cry out for more of Him and His purpose. The mark of this revival will be the deep level of repentance and the Holy Spirit will convict sinners from far and wide. Africa is so hungry for this end-time revival, and it will spread to other nations more and more, as the hunger increases.
Joshua 13:1 "When Joshua had grown old, the Lord said to him, “You are now very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over."
The Lord is coming to pull down the idolatry in the church, clean out the temple and prepare a remnant bride for His coming. True revival is the great equaliser, where the poor and rich are welcome, where the pulpit becomes level with the pew and everyone that comes who hungers and thirsts is welcome and filled. There will be no commercializing or merchandising this revival, as it will be free (Isaiah 55:1-3). God is coming to revive His Church outside the traditional walls to set individuals ablaze to go back in the denominations and set it on fire for those that hunger and thirst.
So, no matter how enormous the task and vision may be ahead, His grace is sufficient, and many will be saved during this End-time repentance revival. He is coming for nations, so get ready as He will not share His glory with another. Time is short and His Spirit will bring a quickening within this hour to fulfill His purpose. The key to spiritual authority is the level of humility and so will God use anyone willing to become humble before God with no agendas.
Now for those that have not done this fast before, I started doing these September 10 day fasts a few years ago after I had a dream with an important message. In the dream I was given a scroll from a messenger from heaven and when I opened the scroll I read and heard an audible voice mention the date 26th of September Fall (Autumn). After hearing this voice, I immediately awoke from the dream and understood I needed to call for 10 days corporate fasting and prayer during the days of Awe or more commonly know as the 10 Days of Repentance in the Hebrew calendar.
Now just so we understand the significance of the dream and the Jewish feasts connection, I thought it is important for us to understand the Jewish Feasts a little better before we get into the program. So, the first of the Fall (Autumn) Feasts on the Hebrew calendar is the Feast of Trumpets. The Hebrew people commonly refer to this feast as Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year.” It is the Jewish New Year’s Day and is celebrated on the first two days of their month Tishri.
During the Feast of Trumpets, God instructed “you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.” (Leviticus 23:24). Rosh Hashanah is also the first of a ten-day period during which God’s people enter into self-examination and repentance, known as the 10 Days of Awe, which conclude on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is a time to also forgive people of their debts and anyone that may have offended us. So, to many Jewish people around the world, it is a time for serious self-examination, a time to consider the sins of the previous year and repent before Yom Kippur which is the Day of Atonement.
During these Ten Days of Repentance, we will provide you with daily teachings and instructions to follow for each of the days. These devotional thoughts will hopefully be a blessing to you and help you draw closer to the Lord. We will also present a passage or two from the Bible for you to meditate upon and allow the Lord to speak to you through His word during this important season of the year, as we the called-out ones prepare in holiness for the snatching away of His bride.
During the 10 days, we will believe God for repentance revival, miracles, and breakthrough in our spiritual lives. Whether this is your first time fasting or you have done these many times, the result is always a closer connection with God and a stronger church family.
If you believe the church needs revival then it must start with us first, because only then can revival possibly spread to those around you in and in the church, then outward to the community and hopefully, reaching out to the lost if perhaps God grants them repentance because without repentance, there can be no revival and without revival, there can be no awakening of the large harvest of souls. Such a revival giving lost souls the chance for their sins to be forgiven and give eternal life for those who are presently separated from God by their sins (Isaiah 59:1-2). That’s what revival is all about precious saints.
We are excited about the remaining of 2023 despite the troubles we have seen with our natural eyes, but remember Jesus said to be not troubled (Matthew 24:5). We are expectant of a mighty manifestation of the supernatural in our midst and upon the earth! As you enter this fast, release decrees and declarations that you will see the burdens of the beginning of this year fall from you and have a renewed vision and hope for the later part of 2023, no matter what the future holds Jesus is alive saints! He is still healing today and is still sitting on the throne!
MESSAGE THEMES FOR THE 10 DAYS:
DAY 1 THEME: "THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS”
DAY 2 THEME: "SAINTS WE NEED MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
DAY 3 THEME: “EXPOSING SATANS AGENDA”
DAY 4 THEME: “PRAYER FOR HOPE AND PEACE WITHIN OUR NATIONS”
DAY 5 THEME: “CHRISTS RETURN REVEALED”
DAY 6 THEME: “GIVE NO PLACE TO THE DEVIL”
DAY 7 THEME: “PRAY FOR REVIVAL PRAY FOR AN AWAKENING!”
DAY 8 THEME: “PRODIGAL SON’S ARE RETURNING"
DAY 9 THEME: “OPEN HEAVENS”
DAY 10 THEME: “THE DAY OF ATONEMENT”
What am I required to fast from?
We want to leave this decision up to you. We do not have any mandatory church-wide requirements for how you fast, but here are a few ideas:
When we choose not to eat or not to eat certain foods, we allow our physical bodies to hunger and to bring our desires into alignment with our spiritual need for God. There is a clarity in hearing from the Lord which comes when we fast and pray; making a small sacrifice to give up a “pleasure” or comfort to increase your spiritual sight and vision.
We are providing the following options for you to consider:
1. Food Fast
You fast from all foods from either 10pm-6pm (20 hours) or 6am-6pm (12 hours) each day with fluids allowed.
2. Partial Fast
You choose to eliminate certain things i.e. fizzy drinks; sweets/chocolates, bread, no red meat etc, but the rest of your diet remains mainly the same
3. Fruit and Veg
Eat fruit during the day, with liquids (tea/limited coffee, herbal drinks and water) with a veg meal in the evenings
4. Liquids only during day and veg meal for dinner
Drink water and herbal drinks during the day with a veg meal in the evenings.
Please consult your doctor if there are any medical concerns before you commence the fast.
During this time, we encourage you to turn off the TV, computer, video games, Facebook, twitter, Instagram, the Internet, and any other form of social media for a brief peri od of time. You may decide to fast from Facebook or some other form of media altogether or to limit your time to only 1-2 hours per week. When we do this, we create more time when we can read our Bible, pray, worship, and hear from God.
Search your heart in deciding what type of food fast you want to do. If you have never fasted, maybe start off with a partial fast and progress to a fruit and veg option for the last 3 days. Remember, the most important consideration in fasting is your motive. Why are you fasting?
What will we be praying about?
Check each day for the next 10 days there will theme topics, scriptures, and prayers so you may follow corporately all together. We are trusting the Lord that this time of fasting and prayer will release a passion for His name within us – to cut off what belongs to a past seasons, to receive renewed hope and vision for our lives/ministries, to be conduits for signs, wonders and miracles and to fulfill the mandate of sharing the gospel to the ends of the earth! During this time of fasting, be intentional about your priorities. Set aside ample time to be alone with the Lord. The more time you spend with God, the more meaningful your fast will be. If you need an overview or suggestions on what you can do to make the most of the fast in terms of having a daily routine, use the below points:
Begin your day in praise and worship
Read the days program and meditate on God’s Word
Invite Holy Spirit to work in you
Take a short prayer walk
Spend time in intercessory prayer for the theme of the day
Make time for an unhurried time of “seeking God’s face”
If others are fasting with you, meet together for prayer
Avoid television or any other distraction that may affect your spiritual focus and watch the daily uploads to YouTube. You are welcome to watch Christian movies etc.
When possible, begin and end each day with your spouse, family or friend for a brief time of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord.
Please let us know you’ll be fasting & praying with us!
RACTICAL TIPS FOR FASTING:
1. Avoid medical and even natural herbal drugs. However, if you are under medication, these should only be withdrawn upon the advice of your doctor. You may choose to just skip one meal a day to still be able to take all medications.
2. Limit your physical activity and exercise. If you have a workout routine, adjust it accordingly.
3. Rest as much as you can if needed be.
4. Maintain an attitude of prayer throughout the day. Intercede for your family, pastors, church, nation, missionaries & world missions, etc.
5. Drink plenty of clean water if you are joining the water fast.
6. As your body adjusts, be prepared for temporary bouts of physical weakness as well as a greater likelihood of impatience, irritability, and anxiety.
DAY 1 THEME: "THE FEAST OF TRUMPETS”
DATE: SATURDAY 16TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Leviticus 23:24 “you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of trumpets, a holy convocation.”
At Sunset yesterday, began Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) which is the New Year celebration of Jewish people all over the earth. It is the Feast of Trumpets and starts 10 Days of Repentance and ends with Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement). Though these two Holidays are for the Jewish Peoples, we have chosen what Israelites call “The High and Holy Holidays” for our “10 Days of Prayer & Fasting” because of their prophetic nature. That is, in His first coming Christ fulfilled the first four Jewish Feasts (for instance The Passover when He died on the Cross for our sins and Pentecost when the Holy Spirit kicked off the Church Age ten days after Jesus Ascension into Heaven), but by His Second Coming He will fulfill the last three Jewish Feasts. Therefore, these “10 Days of Prayer & Fasting” are perfect timing for praying for the Second Coming of our Lord and Saviour!
Why is it important for a Christian believer to understand what is hidden in the Old Testament? The New Covenant message is the ultimate message that gets people saved and into heaven. But what do you do after when people have been saved? See there is a deep of study that can only come from the depth and study of the entire word of God. See the Old Testament Is the New Testament concealed. The New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.
The Apostle Paul suggests the importance of understanding and even experiencing the Jewish festivals in his letter to Timothy. He writes,
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
I have found the above verses to be very helpful and practical in understanding the role of the festivals in the lives of believers in Jesus (Yeshua) the Messiah.
In using the term Scripture, Paul is referring to the entirety of the Old Testament. Certainly, we can infer that this is also true of the New Testament, but specifically, Paul has the Hebrew Scriptures in mind. Remember he was a radical orthodox pharisee that was very well trained in the Torah (Old Testament), but He was radically converted. See every part of the Bible is useful to us in the process of growing to spiritual maturity and this would include the Jewish holidays, as they all see Christ Jesus ultimately one day fulfilling all by His second coming.
Paul is not suggesting that we must keep these festivals in a particular way nor is he suggesting that we are under obligation to keep them! Rather, he tells us that every verse in every one of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament is helpful and may be utilized for spiritual benefit. This would be true of the festivals outlined in Leviticus 23 and would include the three fall events: the New Year, the Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. Therefore, learning more about these “feasts” is helpful for your spiritual journey. For me, the emphases of the first two holidays on repentance and forgiveness creates a magnificent backdrop for understanding the work of Jesus the Messiah, who died that we might live. This time of fasting and prayer allows us to prioritise our relationship with the Lord at the start of the Hebrew calendar new year; releasing all that held us back, hurt or hindered us in 2023; freeing us up to enter this new Hebrew year hungry for the supernatural to increase in our lives and prepare for the rapture of the church.
His Word also declares “Be in awe and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted throughout the earth.” (Psalm 46:10) Whereas God is usually seeking us, during the 10 Days of Awe the Jewish believer will seek Him. It is as if the Father is saying to His children, “If you want to know Me, seek Me!” Therefore, I have decided it is a time for us to seek more of the Holy Spirit during this time, who in the one in charge of the sanctification process to prepare us for His coming. So, let’s go a little deeper the Hebrew term Yamim Noraim or the עשרת ימי תשובה, (10 Days of Awe) refers not only to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but the seven days in between. In 2023, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 15 and ends at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 17.
This year Days of Awe 2023/5784, on our calendar, these feasts are:
Sep 15 – Sep 17 – Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets)
Sep 17 – Sep 24 – 7 Days of Awe between
Sep 24 – Sep 25 – Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement)
Rosh Hashanah It is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement and is one of the High Holiday periods. The Days of Awe represent the climax of a longer process. Starting at the beginning of the previous month, called Elul, the shofar is traditionally sounded at the conclusion of the morning service. A ram’s horn that makes a trumpet-like sound, the shofar is intended as a wake-up call to prepare for the Tishrei holidays. One week before Rosh Hashanah, special petitionary prayers called Selichot are added to the ritual. Rosh Hashanah itself is also known as Yom Hadin or the Day of Judgment, on which God opens the Books of Life and Death, which are then sealed on Yom Kippur.
Shofar — Pronounced shoh-FAR or SHOH-far (rhymes with “so far”). The ram’s horn that is sounded during the month of Elul, on Rosh Hashanah, and at the end of Yom Kippur. It is mentioned numerous times in the Bible, in reference to its ceremonial use in the Temple and to its function as a signal-horn of war. On the Feast of Trumpets, it says In Leviticus 23:24 God commands his people to gather and to commemorate the decree with trumpet blasts. On the same front, the sound of a trumpet is also associated with the rapture, or the time Jesus will return for his bride (1 Corinthians 15:52). Once he returns, there will be a wedding feast of celebration. Revelation 19:9 says, “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb”. He is preparing us to celebrate!
The Days of Awe are filled with wonder and worship, days of reflection, fasting, and prayer, days of solemnity and solace. These are days meant to set the tone for the beginning of the Jewish New Year even as they remind the faithful to reflect on what has gone before. So, during this time according to Jewish custom, God, in a sense, withdraws His presence in order to create a hunger in the hearts of His people so that they will abandon all else in pursuit of Him. In this season, we are commanded to celebrate the freedom, victory, healing, blessing, peace, and dominion that Christ our Redeemer provisioned for us by the atoning work of His cross – and a reminder of His soon-coming return.
The main thrust of our prayers will be in three areas today. First, that there will be UNITY in the Body of Christ. Our Lord prayed that we would be one as He and the Father are One (John 16:21). Second, that believers would gain greater maturity in Christ. The church is meant by God to equip us for good works in Jesus so that we might all come to unity through growing more and more into Christlikeness (Ephesians 4:11-16). Third, that the church might be getting ready for the rapture of the church and the Second Coming of our LORD. Worship is a wonderful way to do this, and also evangelizing. Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “The gospel must be preached to every nation and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14). So, our prayer targets each day will be 1.) For Ourselves to grow in Christ and in unity toward one another. 2.) For our city’s and families, because there are many lost around us that need to hear the gospel and be saved and our like-minded churches need to continue to work together to help all believers be “salt & light” here for Christ. 3.) For our Nations as the Pentecostal, Charismatic, Evangelical Churches etc desperately needs revival. 4.) For our world which needs to have greater peace. But only through Christ will that peace come, for He is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7). We need to pray that the Great Commission will be fulfilled in our lifetime (Matthew 28:18-20).
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 1:
Prayer for Ourselves: (1 John 5:13) “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Prayer for your city: Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Pray for unity of the Spirit between family members, churches, and the desire to work together, so that the lost will be saved, and Christians would be “salt & light” here.
Prayer for our Nation: 2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.” Pray that believers all over your nation would join in repentance and truly seek the face of God. Pray that the church would be revived and, as Christians starting to get it right with each other that the world would know we are Christians by our love for one another.
Prayer for our World: Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Pray that the gospel will be spread throughout the nations of the world and that “The Prince of Peace” would rule in the hearts of men, women, boys, and girls!
DAY 2 THEME: "SAINTS WE NEED MORE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”
DATE: SUNDAY 17TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
As this starts off day two of ten days of fasting and praying the weeks of awe, I want us to start off today by repenting of all known and unknown sins before the Lord. For according to 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
See it is the Holy Spirit that convicts us of sin (John 16:8), so ask the Holy Spirit now to reveal to you any area within your life that needs repenting and start to confess to the Lord with a broken heart and a contrite spirit (Psalm 51:17)
As you allow the blood of Jesus to wash you today from all unrighteousness, I want us to focus back on the today’s main scripture. Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Jesus was giving His disciples the very invitation to receive the power of God from on high. See Jesus knew the importance of the Holy Spirit, because without the Holy Spirit He could not do the mission before Him. (Acts 10:38)
So, if Jesus emphasised the importance of receiving the Holy Spirit, then why do we not hunger and thirst for the gift of the Spirit more today? Why do we not talk of it, pray for it, and preach concerning it? The Lord is more willing to give the Holy Spirit to all those who hunger and thirst for Him. He desires to give more of the Holy Spirit to all those that serve Him, just like good parents that reward their children with gifts. God desires to give you more and more of His Spirit each day.
Imagine we had ordinary men and women that were waiting in one place in one accord worship God with an expectation of something that they had never experienced before. But when the power of God came it transformed this ordinary people to do extraordinary tasks before them. The church of Jesus Christ was announced with a mighty rushing wind and a tornado of fire that would transform life’s forever. They became the people they became and led thousands to Christ, because they were filled with the Holy Spirit.
As I look back at my own introduction to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I was at a charismatic long weekend with a group of youth that also did not know what to expect, but that weekend the Holy Spirit came down with fire. Where tongues of fire touched tongues of flesh and I started to speak in the heavenly language. Where gifts of prophecy, words of knowledge and visions were imparted. Where a new spiritual boldness was given to reach lost souls, where a new deep love for the God head and Holy Spirit formed. Yes, I was never the same for something compelled me to share this experience with others, so others could also come into the fullness of what the baptism of the Holy Spirit promises for all who ask and wait upon Him.
See at that time I started to pray for people and many also were being filled within the Holy Spirit and no matter where God was moving, I wanted to be there to experience more of the Holy Spirit. I also remember the persecution that came from the religious people around us, that could not understand this newfound love for God or speaking in an unknown language. But despite of the attacks from religious people the joy of the Lord always overcome the attacks. When you pray for people and they start to be healed of their sickness or delivered from their oppression; then you not only know God is with you, but that He will do what He says He will do in His Word. What about you? Do you need more of the Holy Spirit in your life? Then Cry out to Him to fill you starting from today.
Here Are Further Scriptures To Dwell Upon:
Paul once asked 12 men from Ephesus, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” (Acts 19:2, NLT). How would you answer? The Ephesian men said, “No, we have not even heard of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 8:16—When the Holy Spirit comes among us, we will confess our sins and receive the gift of salvation through Jesus. We will have assurance of salvation because we are children of God.
Ezekiel 36:25-27—The presence of the Holy Spirit will give us a new mind and a new heart. We will have victory over our sins and see real character growth.
John 7:38, 39 and Galatians 5:22, 23—When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit—the character of God—will flow from us like rivers of living water.
Acts 4:13, 31—The abiding presence of the Holy Spirit will motivate and empower us to share the gospel with as many people as possible.
John 16:13—As the Spirit dwells in us, we will have a hunger and love for the Bible, and He will lead us into all truth. This truth is not just a technical understanding of facts but the very character of Christ, who is the Truth.
Romans 8:26, 27—As we pray in the Holy Spirit, we will have power in our prayers and will see many miraculous answers to prayer.
Jesus said there would be two groups of Christians just before His return (Matthew 25). “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” (Matthew 25:). Five bridesmaids were foolish and had no oil (the presence of the Holy Spirit; see Zechariah 4:1-6) in reserve. These represent those who appear to be followers of Jesus but are not. They are religious but not spiritual. Thus Jesus said to them, “I don’t know you!” The five wise bridesmaids had plenty of oil. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and had a genuine relationship with Jesus. The disciples, in obedience to the command of Christ, remained in Jerusalem after His ascension. “They spent all of their time in the Temple, praising God” (Luke 24:53). When they were not in the temple, they were in the upper room. “They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus” (Acts 1:14, NLT). Ten days later they were all baptized in the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2), and 3,000 were converted in one day in that one place!
If you are still yet to receive the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit then I encourage you to look up this prayer on my channel “PRAYER TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISIM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj-K1W0IA4o
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 2:
We come into Your presence with thanksgiving, and we enter Your courts with praise. We have no words that adequately describe how much we appreciate You and what You have done for us. We gladly and humbly add our human praise to that of the sinless angels, who ever delight to worship You!
Please change my heart, O God, and make it ever true. Cleanse me from sin and prepare me to receive Your Spirit (Psalm 51:7, 10).
Lord, please send a revival of true godliness among Your people, marked by the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23).
Baptise us with the Holy Spirit and give us power to proclaim the gospel to a world lost in darkness (Acts 1:5-8).
Have mercy, O Lord, on my family, friends, co-workers, and classmates. Save them, and may I be Your helper to this end (Matthew 28:19, 20).
Bless the pastors, teachers, evangelists, Bible workers, and administrators of every church with the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
Dear Lord, please show mercy to the abused and persecuted and give them Your protection and deliverance from the hands of those who seek to do them harm (Psalm 91).
We pray for a spiritual revival to erupt among all the youth in schools, colleges, and universities worldwide. May this youth arise and awaken to the Gospel to become vibrant ambassadors for Christ.
We pray for that percent of the earth’s population who have not received an unclouded presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pray for a new and great manifestation of God’s miracle power in your life, Narrow Path Ministries, Your church, and Your nation. Seek the Lord for miracles, signs, and wonders that will amaze the people and bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray that God’s healing power would come into your life in all of its fullness. Ask that He would heal you from sickness and disease, and from every hurt, brokenness, and defeat. (3 John vs. 2; Isaiah 53:5)
There are hidden strongholds that are blocking your progress in life. Pray against those strongholds. Ask God to reveal them to you so that they can be broken (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). Name the specific stronghold in your life and family and command it to be broken in Jesus’ name.
Pray for Robert Clancy YouTube Channel to grow and reach those in need of ministry, without any more hinderance coming against the channel being taken down in Jesus mighty name.
Pray that the remaining of September and October 2023 that will spill over into the remaining of the year for breakthroughs that God will cause you to walk upon high places - in the places of honour, promotion and elevation in the Mighty Name of Jesus.
Pray for (Rev Robert & Aida Clancy) and your church that God will supply exceeding, abundantly above all we could ask or think. Lord any spirit of sabotage that is coming against this ministry be exposed and cast back into the pit of hell in Jesus mighty name! Pray that every financial need will be met and that we will have more than enough to carry out the vision for this month of September and beyond. Pray that doors will continue to open in 2024 to reach nations that are ready for the gospel and hungry for repentance revival.
Lord, we pray for those individuals that the Holy spirit brings to our attention right now, that they may let the Holy Spirit work in their lives.
DAY 3 THEME: “EXPOSING SATANS AGENDA”
DATE: MONDAY 18TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Numbers 23:23 says, “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!”
Luke 10:19 says, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
So, what is satan’s plan and agenda you might be saying? Anyone who seeks to have a CLOSE relationship with God through prayer and desire for greater intimacy with the Father through the finished work of the Son, Jesus — will become a prime target for satanic attacks. The Bible says that there is an enemy who is bent on destruction
John 10:10 The thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy… and will do whatever it takes to leave us discouraged, doubting and defeated Christians. In our “scientific” society where nothing you can’t see, feel, touch, taste or smell seems real, some scoff at the mention of a spiritual battle. The Bible, however, makes it clear: We have an “enemy the devil [who] prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
But Jesus promises that His followers can both survive and thrive through the battle: “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
In most nations today become much more popular than it was say 30 years ago. Today, there is popular Satanic music, Satanic street gangs, an increase in Satanic worship, a more widespread use of the horoscope and study of the signs of the zodiac, and Satanic games that can be purchased. Despite this, many people do not take the occult seriously. They laugh off the notion of the Power of Evil as actually being a part of the "real" world in which we live. Just the other day I was in a public place while over hearing a group of men talking loudly about witchcraft from a very deep level and they had a knowledge and interest in the different forms all around the world.
I do believe that demonic influence is very real and that it constitutes a dangerous threat to our spiritual well-being. What is written here is, at best, is a brief summary of a reality that I have no desire to spend too much time exploring. My purpose is simply to give you enough knowledge to be able to at least suspect the presence of the occult and evil, so that you can avoid it completely. The truth is we are surrounded by the enemy, and if not directly influenced many are slaves to the enemy through sin.
Satan Has a Terrible Plan against Gods creation and to every believer of Christ Jesus. In the letter to the Ephesians (1:3-10), the apostle Paul tells us that God chose us in Jesus Christ before the world began. We are called to be holy and without sin in his sight. God called us to be his children through Jesus Christ. In Jesus and through his Blood we have been saved and our sins forgiven. This is how generous God our Father has been with us. And He has given us the wisdom to understand this mystery, this plan He revealed to us in Christ.
Now the kingdom of God is absolutely opposed to Satan's kingdom. Salvation in Jesus Christ presupposes our rejection of the kingdom of darkness. Our life, though, is a spiritual warfare. In the first letter of John.
1 John 5:18-20 “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. 20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”
Peter tells us two things. First of all we who are born of God and are protected by God, so that the Evil One cannot touch us. But he also tells us that the whole world is under the Evil One. See the Evil One can tempt us, but he cannot touch us directly unless we open the door for him. We should not fear Satan nor should we be constantly looking for him in the ordinary happenings of our life or under every rock as I like to put it. Do not concentrate on the Evil Spirits but fix your eyes and your faith upon Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We are saved by grace in faith of Jesus Christ alone. Through prayer and obedience and adherence to the Word of God in the Bible we are fuelled to finish the race He has started. He who started that good work in us shall be finished in Jesus Mighty Name!
THE DEVIL’S ACTIVITIES
To get an idea of the activities of the Devil and his fallen-angel followers, just look at the names for them throughout Scripture. Among many descriptive titles, the Devil is called the wicked one, adversary, father of lies. Fallen angels are called evil spirits, demons, unclean spirits. Together, their expressed activities include:
•Tempting (Matthew 4:1)
•Lying (John 8:44)
•Accusing (Zechariah 3:1)
•Corrupting (2 Peter 2:10-12) “and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of [a]dignitaries, 11 whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not bring a reviling accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like natural brute beasts made to be caught and destroyed, speak evil of the things they do not understand, and will utterly perish in their own corruption,”
•Deceiving (1 Timothy 4:1) Now the Spirit [a]expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,
We must realize, however, that God limits the activities of Satan and his demons. Jesus’ death on the cross sealed the judgment of demonic forces: “When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him” (Colossians 2:15; also see John 16:11;19:30; Hebrews 2:14).
Because of Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, someone has said that Satan is like a bee without a stinger. Jesus took hold of the bee and was “stung.” Now the bee does a lot of buzzing and annoying, but he has no stinger (see Romans 6:23). For the wages of sin is death, but the [a]gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
It has been said that the Devil and his demons are like dogs, with leashes that extend only as far as God determines (see Job 1:9-12; Luke 22:31). In His perfect wisdom, God allows their activities, but He is always working above and beyond them (see Genesis 50:20-21; Romans 8:28-29; Jesus’ crucifixion — and its results — is the ultimate example). 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Yet the Enemy and his followers are in denial, for they still think victory is within their grasps. They continue to do whatever they can to affect people — made in the image of God and with the potential of glorifying and being glorified by Him.
Though the ultimate war has been won, we are engaged in a daily battle against the prince of this world. We are clearly warned in God’s Word of the damage that can be inflicted by the kingdom of darkness. The Enemy schemes against us, throws flaming missiles at us, seeks to devour us, and wages direct warfare upon us (2 Corinthians 2:10-11 “10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For [a]if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, 11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
Ephesians 6:11-12, Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
We are to arm ourselves, stand against, refute, resist and overcome (Ephesians 6:12-18; Isaiah 54:7; James 4:7; Revelation 12:11). Everything we need to successfully do battle was appropriated on the Cross. We simply need to appropriate it.
What is the kingdom of Satan, the kingdom of darkness like? It is a lie that seeks to resemble the Kingdom of God. Read Isaiah (14:12-15).
Isaiah 14:12-15 “How you are fallen from heaven, O [a]Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the [b]lowest depths of the Pit.”
It is about Satan. The prophet Isaiah tells us that in his heart Satan is determined to be like God. Therefore, in Satan's kingdom he wants everything that is in the Kingdom of God. But his kingdom is a lie; it is false. In the kingdom of darkness, there is false worship and adoration; there is evil prayer. He offers us false happiness and peace. He holds out to us dark wisdom and knowledge. This is how he tempted Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:5). Satan said: "No, God knows well that the moment you eat it (the forbidden fruit) your eyes will be opened, and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad." In his kingdom, Satan also offers us a health that is unto death, and a protection that is false. Just as we picture the angels of heaven singing and worshipping God, there is also a special music that is evil in the kingdom of darkness.
Satan's kingdom is a lie. He wants to be like God. But in the very first of the Ten Commandments, God told Moses: "I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods that are proposed to us in the kingdom of darkness. " Paul tells us in 1 Tim 4:1 to be on our guard: "The Spirit says clearly that some men will abandon their faith in later times. They will obey lying spirits and follow the teaching of demons" (1 Tim. 4:1). Let us hold fast to our faith in the Lord Jesus and his Church. Our salvation is brought about by Jesus Christ alone and the finished work of the cross. Jesus has given us all authority to overcome the enemy and we need to exercise that authority each day to overcome the enemy. Let us pray today to overcome the enemy.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 3:
Prayer Points to Confess From Top To Bottom:
1. Ask the Lord to shed some light of truth in exposing the enemy’s schemes, by revealing us in advance to counterattack in Jesus Mighty Name!
2. Ask the Lord to shed some light on the truth of why the enemy is doing this march? In Jesus Mighty Name!
3. Stand firm in the lord against all the wiles of the devil, standing firm on the Lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ!
4. Ask Jesus to confuse the enemy’s agenda by brining confusion in the camp of the enemy in Jesus Mighty Name!
5. In Jesus name we cut off any attack being sent against you or your families and friends in Jesus Mighty Name!
Destroying Witchcraft Caldron:
1. I break every witchcraft pot over our life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every wicked pot cooking our affairs, be roasted, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every witchcraft pot working against us, we bring the judgment of God against you, in Jesus’ name.
5. Every pot of darkness seated against my life, be destroyed by fire, in the name of Jesus.
6. Every power calling our name into any caldrons, fall-down and die, in the name of Jesus.
7. Every power cooking my progress in an evil pot, receive the fire of judgment, in the name of Jesus.
8. Every satanic program emanating from the caldron of darkness, be reversed, in the name of Jesus.
9. We disentangle ourselves and our family from every witchcraft cage and pot, in the name of Jesus.
10. I command every evil pot and concoction used against our lives to break to pieces, in the name of Jesus.
Destroying the Altars of Witchcraft:
1. Altars that are working against us, let the heavens send judgment against you now, in the name of Jesus.
2. Evil altars, the day of your judgment has come by fire, in the name of Jesus.
3. Let every altar of witchcraft and familiar spirit, be broken in the name of Jesus.
4. We set the fire of God on demon powers eating sacrifices on crossroads.
5. I command that every altar of wickedness constructed against us to be broken in the name of Jesus.
6. Let the fire of God fall-down and consume every altar of false religion in this country in the name of Jesus.
7. I disgrace every altar of iniquity in my life by the blood of Jesus.
8. Let the altar of witchcraft in my household be roasted in Jesus.
Breaking Witchcraft Curses:
1. Raise your two hands up “Father Lord, baptize my hand with your liquid fire mixed with the blood of Jesus to destroy and break witchcraft curses.”
2. Lay the two hands on your head “Father Lord, destroy every witchcraft curse upon my life by your fire, in the name of Jesus”
3. You my divine destiny, you will not be bewitched, in the name of Jesus.
4. I gather all witchcraft curses issued against my life and I uproot them and destroy them by fire in Jesus’ name.
Destroying The Covens of Witchcraft:
1. 0 Lord, let Your thunder and fire locate all covens of witches and wizards established against your people and the nations in Jesus Mighty Name!
2. As the wax is melted by fire, let all witchcraft covens caging our lives or destiny evaporate by fire, in Jesus’ name.
3. All witchcraft banks and strong room harbouring our blessings and treasures be pulled down by fire, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every witchcraft coven calling our name for evil be destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus.
5. Every witchcraft coven having our picture or image be consumed by fire in the name of Jesus.
7. Every area of our life’s caged by witchcraft coven be released now by fire in the name of Jesus.
Destroying The Throne of Witchcraft:
1. Every throne of witchcraft in our neighbourhoods be pulled down, in the name of Jesus.
2. Let the ground open and swallow every witchcraft throne hiding in the body of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
3. Every flying throne of witchcraft be cast down, in the name of Jesus.
4. Every throne of witchcraft set up against our enthronement; be demolished, in the name of Jesus.
5. Let the throne of Jesus Christ be established in every area of my life, in the name le, of Jesus.
6. Let the thunder of God locate and dismantle the throne of witchcraft in our households.
7. Every throne that has exalted itself against my life, I cast you down, in the name of Jesus.
DAY 4 THEME: PRAYER FOR HOPE AND PEACE WITHIN OUR NATIONS
DATE: TUESDAY 19TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Hebrews 6:19-20 “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
What all nations at this time need is hope, and when our hope is anchored into Christ Jesus who is the hope of all glory, the hope of all nations we can have true peace. See there is only one hope, the person of Jesus. Our hope is not in a change of circumstances, but is in the LORD
Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.”
But the scriptures also reveal that Jesus did not come to bring peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34) See Jesus must bring judgment to the sin in this world and only those that turn to Him in repentance can receive this peace that the world cannot receive.
For those who watched the last commonwealth games opening ceremony, you could see that it was blatant Baal worship being demonstrated right before your eyes. Though if you try to show many in the church today, they would think you are a conspiracy theorist.
Unfortunately, many in the church today think just because we are post plandemic, that everything is going to stay like this forever. But despite the many that are still asleep, God is raising His remnant elect to discern the season. Today we are coming up against the powers of darkness that have not been experience previously, especially with the amounts of fear and oppression.
Baal worship is very must alive and well today in society and this god was often portrayed as a calf or bull, which suggests that the idol that the Israelites built while Moses was up the mountain receiving the ten commandments, was none other than Baal (Exodus 32:1-4). This principality Baal or god of 1,000 faces may have been also named other names. Baal (Sun god): Bel, Apollo, Zeus, Marduk, Ahura-Mazda, Osiris, Tammuz, Dagon, Prometheus, Jupiter, Nimrod, Mithra (*Another Jesus” and “The Anti-Christ”), Ra, Lucetius, Dyaus, Dionysus, Hermes, Adonis, Pan, Hades, Eros, Uranus, Gaea, Assur, Merodach, Ninus, Shamas, Zeus-Belus, Bacchus etc.
Now the Hebrew word baal means “husband” or “marriage.” This spirit always attempted to cause Israel to “divorce” or break covenant with God and “marry’ or align with him. Consistent with this, in so many ways today the Christian judo nations have broken covenant with God and married Baal. This, is, I believe, the strongman behind most covenant-breaking today. Baal is the strongman behind sexual perversion. Homosexuality was and is one of his big strongholds. I believe all of the sexual sin and perversion in the world is, to one degree or another, under Baal’s orchestration. You will continue to see God expose leaders in the church who aligned themselves with this spirit. Pray for the church to be cleansed and for Baal’s hold on the nations in this area to be broken.
Baal is a violent spirit and even required human sacrifice. Abortion is under Baal, as is the “cutting” of today’s young generation (see 1 Kings 18:28), occultic gangs, the vampire and goth movement, transgender and the death culture in general that has so invaded the younger generation today. Baal is leading the fight to avert the move of the Holy Spirit, so we must pray against the enemy’s works and bind these efforts. Witchcraft and occult spirits in general operate under Baal and so does Jezebel. Now I will warn you that todays teaching many have a lot of content, but even if you break it up in stages for today to reflect on each subject.
CHARACTERISTICS OF BAAL IN THE NATIONS:
So, if Baal is making a push for control more each year, then how would he do it today in the government sector? We can maybe see this in some of things we are seeing being played out in the last three years.
The body of Christ in general needs a major wakeup call at this present time, precious saints! Too many are under mass mind control of the devils’ narratives and cannot see the deception within this hour that has crept into the church. The mainstream media is spewing lies daily to the masses and many are just buying into the strait out propaganda, rather than being free thinkers and asking the Holy Spirit for discernment of what is truly happening behind the scenes.
Saints we are living in the last of, "The Last Days." We are at the doorstep of the "End of The Age." And whether the rapture happens soon or the coming years we must stay alert, for Jesus commanded us to keep watch in (Matthew 24:42-44), less the Son of Man comes as a thief in the night. So even control and weather manipulation fall directly under the control of Baal, just as it was in ancient Israel.
We see this belief about Baal at play in the prophet Elijah’s run in with the 450 prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel (1 Kings 18:20-40). Israel was in the midst of a multi-year drought that God had brought on the country due to its fall into sin under the evil King Ahab and his wife Jezebel (1 Kings 18:1-2).
In his battle to win the hearts of the people back to Jehovah, Elijah challenged the 450 prophets of Baal to a contest. They would create an altar and see if Baal or Jehovah could set it on fire without human help. Whoever did this was the true God. Elijah understood that Jehovah was the God who controlled weather, not some idol (Psalm 68).
Now as you know the story, the prophets of Baal went first and danced, prophesied, shouted, and called out to Baal to set fire to the altar. However, as the day dragged on and nothing happened, they became more desperate and began to cut themselves with knives, causing blood to spill, to entice Baal to act (1 Kings 18:28-29), but it didn’t happen. And finally, then Elijah doused the altar with water called on God and a fire consumed the altar and sacrifice. So is this characteristic of Baal manifesting in the end times, absolutely and in fact we are in the end times precious saints.
So, with so much deception happening all around us today in the nations, one must be unmoveable in the faith God has given us with His promises and be alert for the enemy’s lies. The Apostle Paul spoke to the Philippian Church to “Stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you.” (Philippians 1:27-28)
So, though we are living in frightening times, we must continue to stand strong, occupy and not compromise with the gospel. Even when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Holy Spirit will raise the standard against the enemy. So, no matter what we are facing today let us face these troubles in a way that is consistent with Jesus’s example, who willingly suffered rather than lash out in anger or cower in fear. God still has good plans for us, but we also must know that seasons have changed, and we must be vigilant.
RECENT G20 MEETINGS IN INDIA
On the last weekend of August the G20 SUMMIT was held in Delhi India. Now we also need to pray over such meetings that any plans of the enemy get frustrated. Yes we need to pray against these people because this meeting will determine everything that's going to unfold GLOBALLY concerning the coming PSEUDO COVID & IT'S LOCKDOWNS.
Imagine the ‘WHO’ is taking over every single countries human rights driving the DEMONIC climate change agenda, because they are going to UP THE TEMPO bringing in devastating WEATHER GLOBALLY and blame it on act of God and natural disasters because of Carbon emitted by humans and vehicles and domestic animals and birds. Now as I have mentioned in Baal worship above they like trying to control weather.
They are bringing in population control/birth control
Global Governance/ Global Laws / Global currency
Everything digital, but with the Chip on the hand and the Neuralink on the head without which no one can travel, move about, enter places, buy sell transact etc. So all is ultimately leading one day to the Mark of the beast.
Global Religion/ LGBT/ Be your own god
Electricity Power outages GLOBALLY
Cyber Attack on banks phones and financial system GLOBALLY
GLOBAL Wars & Shortage of food water and basic essentials & commodities as I will go in more detail below.
Access to basics
Access to Individual Human Rights
By destroying everything that's MORAL to bring in their own DEMONIC AGENDAS
Imagine they have already LEGALISED CRIMES to steal kill and destroy in USA and what happens in USA always has a domino effect.
The G20 meeting is PSALM 2 that's going to unfold also but that is for another day.
God is looking for intercessors to partner with Him, We are to work with the Holy Spirit to pray and RESTRAIN until RAPTURE the plans of the enemy.
PLANNED FOOD SHORTAGES IN THE NATIONS:
For those that have seen within their supermarkets (grocery stores) and restaurants, there seems to be signs of a food shortage, due to supply issues. We have seen the price of fuel skyrocket and blaming everything, but the truth. It's a plan of Davos-deluded billionaires, big banks, mega-corporations, media oligarchs to collapse the entire economic & social order, replacing it with a new digital ID system of iron-clad control over every facet of our lives. This is also an example of Baal control on the nations at present.
So, below is some general advice to stock up a little on non-perishable food, water, and medical supplies if you can afford to do so. Remember we are doing this out of wisdom and not out of fear. Now the truth is despite of how it may seem today, they are already planning food shortages even before the rapture and the enemy’s plans we can see are already happening. Now God is still sovereign and is allowing everything to happen to bring about His perfect will. Remember those that are left behind would also benefit from whatever supplies you are able to save and store, especially your loved ones. So here is an example advice you could give to someone left behind:
Food/Water Supplies & General Survival Tips During the Tribulation Period:
So even for those present prior to the rapture, we can help those in the future that are left behind. For everyone one that is left behind food, water & medical supplies will be very important, because the panic buying at empty shelf grocery stores in the future. It would be best to stock up on heaps of bottled water. Bottled water has an estimated shelf life of around 2-4 years. Buying canned food such as canned juices, meats (tuna, chicken, ham), vegetables, soups, and fruits will also be handy to stock up on. Most canned goods have a shelf life of around 2-3 years. You will also need to stock up on basic medical supplies and any other type of medication you may need. Other Important things would be your Bible (mandatory), shelter, cell phone, warm clothing, sleeping bag, tent, torch/flashlight, hunting knife & waterproof matches. If you have any family members or friends that have also missed the rapture, it would be best to keep in close contact with them and stay together in a group, rather than being by yourself during the tribulation period. It would be wise to take out a lot of your money or personal savings out of the bank and keep it in a safe place. The antichrist & false prophet will eventually control the whole financial & banking system during the tribulation, so I wouldn’t be putting my trust in the banks during this time. Just remember that you may only get a chance to buy these supplies during the first three and a half years of the tribulation. In the second half of the tribulation the Antichrist & False Prophet will introduce the “Mark of the Beast” which I have done teachings about. During the second half of the tribulation period, the only way you can buy or sell something is if you take the “Mark of the beast”, but DO NOT take this mark!! If you take this mark, you will go to Hell!
THE RAPTURE IS IMMINENT:
Saints Now with the Tribulation period fast approaching, we need to set our houses in order before the rapture of the remnant bride of Christ. Why are we told to look for that ‘Blessed Hope’? What is so ‘blessed,’ and why should our ‘hope’ be in it? I’ll tell you why, because it is an event where the Lord will remove Christians that are truly His before the coming judgement of God on this Christ-rejecting world. Once the rapture takes place, this world will change dramatically and if you thought things were bad now, then you really do not want to be left behind. See if I knew we were to be left behind I would be preaching in tears, knowing what is about to happen.
There is no other better time not than to remind your loved ones of what is to come and to not to take the mark of the beast and worship the Antichrist. So, utilise this time to make things right with God and with man if there is any hidden offence that you either need to make right or forgive from the heart. Though the tribulation will be a horrific time on earth where evil will increase and control amplified to the worse levels in history, there is a place far worse than the tribulation period, and that place is called Hell. For it is a place of burning, weeping, and agonising pain that will never end throughout all eternity (Luke 16:19-31). Don’t make that mistake and end up in a burning hell but come to the Lord Jesus Christ today.
THE PROPHECIED WARS THAT ARE AHEAD:
As I look at all the current world events today all I see are the signs we are getting closer to the tribulation. But before that happens, I believe that the trigger for the antichrist to come on the scene (Daniel 9:27) will be the Ezekiel 38 & 39 war and I think most would agree. This Battle of Gog & Magog, which is described in (Ezekiel 38-39) will take place around this time before the tribulation period. Now the gap between the rapture and the start of the seven year tribulation, does not have to be immediate, but it could be a time of trouble of months or years. This battle will be led by Russia and an Islamic Coalition consisting of Iran, Turkey, Ethiopia, Sudan & Libya etc who will come down and try to attack Israel. Interesting as I have been in South Africa they have had the BRICS+6 Summit will control now 30% of Global GDP and over looks 46% of population. Now I do not believe that Putin is the antichrist, but he will be used as Gog in the Ezekiel 38-39 war. See the antichrist will put a stop to the death and destruction that will come from the aftermath of this war (Ezekiel 38-39) and he will confirm a peace covenant. He will have a solution for the Ezekiel war. But even before the Ezekiel war happens even other events can happen first and will happen very fast as a matter of fact. Now one event that we should keep our eyes open for is the Isaiah 17 prophecy of the destruction of Damascus, along with the Jeremiah 49 prophecy of the destruction of Elam. Now another also is the complete fulfilment of the Psalm 83 prophecy also.
THE PROPHECY OF ELAM (JEREMIAH 49):
Now coming back to the Jeremiah 49:34-39 prophecy, if Israel uses its forces to fulfil these events, then this might be the trigger for the Ezekiel 38 &39 attack on Israel. The Isaiah 17 event is overnight according to the scriptures it tells us and as for the Elam attack in Iran, I don't believe that will be more than a day or two. Jeremiah issued his prophecies concerning Elam about 596 B.C. Jeremiah wrote about Elam about a decade before his contemporary Ezekiel prophesied about Persia in Ezekiel 38:5. Ezekiel’s ministry spanned between 595–573 B.C. Modern-day Iran is comprised of ancient Elam and Persia. Ezekiel was familiar with Elam, according to Ezekiel 32:24–25, but he did not include Elam in the line-up of invaders in Ezekiel 38. Elam was probably intentionally omitted, because it is the subject of its own distinctly different prophecy, outlined by Jeremiah.
The area of Elam is one-tenth of modern-day Iran, being located between the Persian Gulf. The Iranian nuclear reactor is located today in the southern portion of this precise area at Bushehr, on the coast of the Persian Gulf. The destruction of Elam is imminent and is most likely to occur before the fulfilment of the war described in Psalm 83. There is a possibility that Israel might militarily strike the Bushehr reactor, which, in turn, would trigger the Psalm 83 war in which all the nations with a common border with Israel will unite and attack Israel with the purpose of annihilating the Jewish state. Jeremiah informs us that the attack upon the ancient territory of Elam will produce numerous refugees, perhaps even turning into a humanitarian crisis. Exiles will be dispersed worldwide, as if being blown about by overpowering winds. Additionally, Jeremiah says that Elam has stirred up the Lord’s anger, and that provokes the Lord to cause a severe disaster inside of Iran. Gods fierce anger” will be focused on the area of Elam because Iran is using that area to develop a nuclear weapon which it has declared that it will use to destroy the Jewish state. Now all other conflicts with Russia and China against NATO forces and a potential world war 3, can happen first even before these take place.
REPENTANCE REVIVAL IS NOW:
So yes, the rapture has never been closer, and it is necessary to be ready always for the prophetic glorious Rapture, but I believe our time for revival is now for the remnant elect that the Lord is preparing to be spotless for the Wedding Feast of the Lamb. I believe that Repentance Revival is already sparked and is going to spread throughout the nations, with one of the most evident signs that will be the fruits of people’s repentance.
We need this revival for people to open their spiritual eyes and see how deception has crept into every area of society. The truth is, our money is NOT going to save us, our religious routines are NOT going to save us. The government is NOT going to save us, your president/prime minister cannot save you (or anyone else for that matter), your pastor is NOT going to save you, your mama and daddy is NOT going to save you! Only Jesus Christ (Yeshua), knowing Him, waiting for His appearance, and enduring until the end is going to save you precious saints! Precious saints: The Rapture is real! The Antichrist is alive! War is coming! Time is running out! It is time to rearrange our life’s, while there is yet still time. It is time for Revival in the nations now, as Jesus WILL soon return. Are you ready? So, no matter what the future holds, Jesus is alive saints, and He is still healing today, He is still delivering and is still sitting on the throne!
Prayer to remove Wicked Workers:
Heavenly Father in the mighty name of Your Son Jesus Christ, we come boldly to Your mercy seat through the blood of Your Son. Today we ask that You arise and cause all wilful workers of wickedness that are operating around us either in our families, in our churches, in our cities or in our nations to be removed from all positions of power, prominence, prestige in Jesus mighty name!
May all those operating under demonic powers be rendered powerless and all seats of power destroyed this day in Jesus Mighty Name! Father open the eyes of all those still being deceived by such wicked workers and replace all those wicked workers with righteous people who only stand for righteousness In Jesus Mighty Name!
Yes, those who will work for Your righteous cause and who will stand in high places in our churches, cities, and nations from anything from government officials to any influence in our communities in Jesus Mighty Name!
Lord, we pray that no more planned locked downs will occur to put back up mandates, that way that your gospel can be preached to the nations without any restrictions or troubles in Jesus Mighty Name!
In the name of Jesus Christ and by the Blood of Jesus we cancel and nullify every legal right of satan and his demons over the BODY OF CHRIST & OUR LOVED ONES
In Jesus name I decree and declare that no weapon formed against us will prosper every single tongue that rises against us in Judgement we Condemn and REBUKE it in Jesus name!
We bind satan and his demons and his human agents and release utter chaos and confusion into the enemy camp in every demonic forum or meetings and every other associates in Jesus name!
Let the fire of the HOLY GHOST and the FINGER OF GOD destroy and uproot, dethrone, disarm, dismantle every demonic principality of nations and regions before their time and release revival in Jesus name Amen
We release the Righteousness and Justice of God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ over the BODY of Christ and our LOVED ONES and over our Nations and it's rulers in Jesus name!
Lord as it is declared, may it be established today in Jesus Mighty Name!
Prayer for Hope to Be Restored:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. Lord thank You that there are no boundaries in Your kingdom and that You ultimately rule over heaven and earth, despite the fact that wickedness and evil seeks to dominate the nations of the world as well the lives of individuals.
I pray that You would set up godly men and women in positions of leadership and power in all our own nations and in all the nations who exercise authority in our world today. Lord many are confused, hurt, angry and are seeking for answers. Lord, I pray that they may encounter you Lord to receive true hope as you are the hope of all nations.
Thank You for those leaders that are prepared to stand up for truth and righteousness. Give them boldness to challenge those who want to remove the principles of freedom and tolerance and establish the flawed principles that come from human wisdom. Your word says that righteousness exalts a nation, so Lord I pray that you would send your Holy Spirit to convict us of sin in a deeper way that you would lead us in righteous ways.
Lord, I pray that You would guide the leaders of many nations to repent of their sins and turn to the path of peace that only comes from You. Help them to understand that the only peace that will ever be established on earth will be under the rule of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, after Your wrath has been poured out on a Christ rejecting sinful world. Have mercy Lord. Have mercy on all the leaders of nations who do not know You. I pray that many will be saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in Jesus Mighty Name!
PRAY FOR PEACE IN ALL NATIONS
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Micah 4:3 “They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks.”
Nation will not take up sword against nation, a nation will not be divided by civil unrest, nor will it be deceived by deception, by those that have interior motives to bring it to destruction for political purposes at the cost of others lives.
2 Chronicles 7:14 “ If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
The healing of every nation is always linked to several things, the people of God praying, humbling themselves, seeking God’s face, and repenting on behalf of their sins, their forefather’s sin and the sins of the nation/s, then the Lord has promised that He will hear from heaven and will heal the land and nation we are directing the prayer. But note we don’t get the healing without our obedient response to all that the Lord calls for in this passage. Let us begin by getting down on our knees and crying out to the Lord today!
PARYER FOCUS DAY 4
Pray For Peace Within Our Nations:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. You are the sovereign ruler, the mover of mountains, the victor of impossible victories. You are Lord over earthquakes and tsunamis, over nations in turmoil, civil unrest and terrorist plots, over starving children and fleeing refugees and prisoners tortured for their faith. You speckled the sky with stars and set the earth spinning like a top. You own everything, control everything. Your hand allows each mind to think and teaches each heart to beat. There is nothing you can’t do. So, I pray, even though it seems impossible:
Bring an end to violence and hatred and racism and discord and riots. Steady the feet that rush into war and the finger poised on the trigger. Bring justice to the downtrodden, restoration to the marginalized and abused, hope to the hopeless. Guide all those in positions of power—whether that power is political or physical or social—and give them wisdom to use their power wisely. Give them, and all of us, the grace to admit when we are wrong and to seek forgiveness. Give us the grace to forgive.
Help us see your face in the faces of the people around us. Give us courage to love one another even when love seems like a risk. Give us compassion for those who are unlike us. Teach us to listen to those we disagree with, to hear stories that make us uncomfortable. Heal the hatred in the world around us by healing our own hearts first. Lord make us your peace makers that we may be your instrument of peace upon the earth and shine your light in the darkest of places in Jesus Mighty Name!
Prayer for Healing with our Nations:
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. We thank you for your great power and we praise you for your Truth. We are grateful that you have set us free from the clutching grasp of sin and death. May you grant your people and the people of all nations your healing, grace, and freedom today in Jesus Mighty Name! Lord, may you continue providing your protection and empowering your church with your strength to pray at this hour. We ask that You bring about an awakening of your presence never seen before upon the nations, as we are crying out for revival. We ask that your Name be proclaimed, that all plans to silence the Name of Jesus would be thwarted and crushed in Jesus Mighty Name! We pray that many would come to know you as Lord and Saviour, we pray that many would see your Light, that you would open blind eyes and release those still imprisoned spiritually by the enemy.
Help us to put aside our own feelings that may be jumbled and confused now, so that we may be in service of others, our families and friends, neighbours and around the world. Help us remember Your high calling to us to be agents of forgiveness and reconciliation, love and peace, healing and hope in a world made dark by fear and hatred and brokenness. Help us to rebuild this nation by seeking out your image in the face of others, finding the best in us to serve those who are the least, the lost and the lonely. Help us to remember that perfect love casts out fear. Help us to perfect our love for others so that they may know we are Christians by our love.
We pray that you would unify your people, for the glory of your Name’s sake. We pray for your great healing on our land. Shine your face on us dear God. We need you now, more than ever before. Our times are in your hands. Thank you that you are rich in mercy and full of grace. Thank you that you are forgiving and merciful. Thank you that you are strong and mighty. Thank you that you are for us and that you fight for us still today. Bring honour to your Name, Oh Lord, for You alone are worthy in Jesus Mighty name!
DAY 5 THEME: “CHRISTS RETURN REVEALED”
DATE: WEDNESDAY 20TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Matthew 24:40-44 “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore, be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
Can anyone be sure when Jesus is coming again? When Sir Isaac Newton was asked if he thought Christ would return in his lifetime, he said he didn't believe it because all the prophecies had not been fulfilled. Someone asked Charles Spurgeon if he believed Christ would return in his lifetime, and he said no. He believed there were still prophecies which had to be fulfilled. Since then, these prophecies have been fulfilled. Because of this, when someone came to me with this question, I told them Christ certainly could return any day in our lifetime and not only could, but He would. The Spirit of the Lord showed me that just like Simeon (Luke 2:25-27) this generation shall not see death until the messiah returns. All I know is that is He is coming – soon and we must be ready for that day.
“Every day we’re a weak closer to the Rapture.” This is something my wife loves to say because it helps us keep eternity in perspective. With all the events going on in our world today precious saints, we would also do well to keep eternity in perspective.
Here are just some eleven reasons why I know this is true:
1. Travel - Modern transportation allows us to travel thousands of miles in a very short time. The Book of Daniel predicted this (Daniel 12:4).
2. Knowledge - The Book of Daniel also predicts the increase of knowledge we are seeing today with the Internet and technology such as artificial (DEMONIC) intelligence, nanotechnology and neuralink technology etc.
3. The invention of the atomic bomb and many much more modern lethal weapons today - In Zechariah 14:12, God prophesied He would bring a plague upon Israel's enemies which exactly matches the effects of radiation from the atomic bomb or much more advanced technology. Now we see how this is possible from not the only past, but much more with advanced technology.
4. The Jews' return to the land of Israel - In Jeremiah 4:5, God said Israel would be gathered as a nation. This happened in 1948.
5. God's support of Israel (Romans 11:1) - The Bible says God has not forsaken Israel. He has preserved this nation until now, and He will continue to do this until Jesus returns (Zechariah 12:8-10).
6. The cashless society (Revelation 13:16–18) – With what we are seeing with the jab being mandated around the world and word of a new electronic currency it is becoming more a reality. Not to mention hackers stealing credit card information from major retailers, the idea of having people take a mark to do all buying and selling doesn’t sound so farfetched.
7. Earthquakes, floods, volcano eruptions, cyclones, typhoons etc.., Jesus described frequent earthquakes and calamities as a part of the “beginning of sorrows.” (Matthew 24:7–8) Check the news, and you’ll see earthquakes alone have been occurring more often. Even as we are praying for Haiti that has had a recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
8. TV– Events in Jerusalem during the Tribulation will be seen by the entire world (Revelation 11:9). Television and Internet social media have made this possible today.
9. One-world government – The nations of the world will come together to form a single government according to Revelation 12:3. The United Nations and the European Union are steps which have been taken in this direction. We see the elite are pushing this and have been controlling things like a puppet for some time to bring this to pass. The have an agenda for each nation and know each nations weakness and will manipulate whatever and whoever to see things of this nature come to pass.
10. One-world religion – The Bible predicts all the religions of the world will combine into one religion during the Tribulation (Revelation 13:12). The new ecumenical movement is fulfilling this prophecy by uniting Protestants, Jews, Catholics, Muslims, and people of other faiths together. It may seem quite since Covid-19, but it is there and will only get stronger after.
This is an exciting time to be a Christian. We might not know the day or the hour of Christ's return, but we do know it's going to be soon. As Jesus told His disciples, we need to be watching for His return. We ought to make the most of every opportunity to tell others how they can be saved. And we should be living pure and holy lives so we're not ashamed when Jesus comes.
The Bible is literally being fulfilled before our eyes. That makes me more excited than ever about seeing my Savior. If we keep eternity in perspective, then we won’t worry as much about things we lack here on Earth. We will see the spiritual significance of life’s heartbreaks, brokenness, losses, and trials (although we may not realize this until after we have endured them). We will resist temptation because we want Christ to find us pure and blameless at His return. An eternal perspective will help us choose what is best over what may seem to be good. Are you ready to meet Jesus? He’s coming sooner than you might think precious saints.
There are two major events that all Christians are waiting for. The first being the rapture of the bride, which is the remnant body of Christ that have made their garments ready for The Wedding Feast of The Lamb. The second being the second coming of Christ in the clouds. We see from the two scriptures below that it clearly distinguishes the two separate events. The first only the saints will see with those Christians being left behind shamefully and the second coming, in which every eye shall see.
Revelation 16:15 “Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
2. Second Coming:
Revelation 1:7 “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”
The foundation of our preparation for the return of the master is repentance. Without repentance there cannot be any salvation and without salvation there cannot be rapture.
The rapture of the church will happen 7 years before the second coming of Jesus. God's children are being warned about the rapture right now by His true prophets, but just like in the times of Noah people refused to hear the warnings.
Luke 17:25-26 “But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man”
His holy blameless, righteous bride will know right before it happens, as they will see the times, understand the season, and hear the trumpet call as according to the last trumpet in 1 Cor 15:52.
The world cannot hear God's voice and therefore does not hear the warning. The world will not know when the second coming will happen either, but they surely will see Him on that day, as I discussed in yesterday’s teaching in revelation 1:7
The world has already approached a tremendous crisis in its history. A great many things that are happening in the world today are an indication to the students of prophecy that this DISPENSATION of the Grace of God is rapidly approaching the end. We see much corruption & wickedness today, where evil has become good and good has become evil.
We see and hear much about the increase in juvenile delinquency and crimes among children. Disobedience to parents is also widespread. Many parents are seeking to gratify their own selfish ambitions outside the home; allowing their children to drift into various evils. Never have we heard of so many hideous crimes as today in society. The wickedness of man is great in the earth. The earth is corrupt before God and filled with violence, just as it was in the time of Noah before the flood. (Genesis 6:6-11).
The time is ripe for the judgment of God to fall on the earth once more: the wickedness, corruption, lust, violence, crime, disorder, vice, and ungodliness. Surely the greatest wrath of God is hanging over us in the skies awaiting at the appointed time of God. We see that the earth groans and labours together with birth pangs (Romans 8:22) have taken place all over the earth with earthquakes, floods, cyclones, volcano eruptions and every natural disaster happening more frequently.
The rapture is not the second coming of Jesus and is not the end of the world, but it will be the beginning of seven years of tribulation for those left behind!! The rapture is just God removing His bride to a place of safety while His wrath is being poured out upon the sinful and unbelievers who remain here on earth. The Seven Seals that I believe have already started with the remaining and The Seven Trumpets and The Seven Bowls to continue in the 7 years tribulation.
Anyone who has not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and those Christians not living a holy sanctified life set apart from this world WILL NOT be raptured. The bible says even the devils believe and they tremble before God (See James 2:19), but many Christians do not fear the Lord.
Jesus will not allow His bride to get beaten before the rapture but will save her from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 “For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,”
Those that are left behind are going to experience the wrath of God. The wrath of God will be the consequence to those who have rejected Jesus Christ and God's way of doing things. Some religions do not believe in a rapture and some religions do not believe in a Hell. There is a Hell and even though God loves us all, there are consequences to sin and rejecting Jesus Christ as Saviour. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, He rose from the dead and He now lives in Heaven giving us access to God. JESUS IS ALIVE AND OUR ONLY ACCESS TO THE ONE TRUE GOD!.
Just because some people and denominations do not believe in the rapture, does not mean it is not going to happen. The rapture is going to happen whether people believe or not. He knows how to protect the righteous and punish only those who deserve it. The word “rapture”, is a Greek word that means “caught up”. This is found in the book of Thessalonians as mentioned. Also, the Bible is very clear that the tribulation is a time when God releases His wrath upon the earth, and God's children escape His wrath, so we will not be here. The rapture happens before the tribulation begins. The only thing that is holding the evil from taking us into the tribulation is the Holy Spirit that is only here while the Church is still around.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 “For the [a]mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.”
This is called the age of grace and once the true bride is raptured, you really don’t want to have to be a tribulation saint, as you will all have to refuse the mark of the beast, except Christ and pay with your lives. (See Revelations 13:6)”
God is now giving His last warning to every man and woman, boy and girl, irresponsible parents and disobedient children, thieves, murderers, homosexuals, fornicators, drunkards, idolatry, and all unbelievers, by saying that the great day of His Wrath will come very soon and who shall be able to stand? (See Revelation 6:17
Therefore, anyone reading this that is not in right standing with God, Repent! And flee from the great wrath of God, now at our doors and soon to enter every ungodly home, by getting into the LIFEBOAT right now through sincere repentance, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.
Surely, we are within a stone’s throw of the Rapture of His church which will commence His wrath and the judgment day. “I tell you, Nay, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3.
God is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9. Jesus is coming soon! Are you ready? Repent or perish. “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.” Luke 12:40.
Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
This scripture above is talking about the system of the world the system of doing things on the earth. This system is developed and governed by Satan through the satanic agent on earth, such as government, religious body, various groups, and traditions, etc. This system contradicts the way of the Lord. That is why the word of God describe them as enmity against God and regarded them as the lust of eyes, lust of flesh and pride of life
Satan created this system in other to control our mind, our free will, and our body through the attacks of lust. These three areas of our lives are battle ground between God and Satan. Brethren, it is very important for us as children of God to break any relationship we are having with the world. God will help us, in Jesus name!
There are four things that make repentance to be completed. These are the following below:
1. Being remorseful of your sins
2. Confession of your sins
3. Asking God for forgiveness of those sins you confessed
4. Forsaking those sins.
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 5:
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and Saviour of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I repent and turn away from all sin.
Please cover me with your precious blood,
and establish your word in my life,
that I may be found in righteousness and holiness
and write my name in your book of life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
1. Lord Jesus Christ, I repent totally from every friendship that I have committed with worldly lustful pleasures, forgive me, and do not let me miss heaven and the rapture.
2. Lord Jesus Christ, free me and deliver me from every attack of Satan and his demons that comes against my mind, thought, body and will every day.
3. Lord Jesus Christ, influence my will, my mind, and my body on daily basis, so that I can be yours forever.
4. Lord Jesus Christ, bring my thoughts, mind, body and will under the subjection of Your word, so that I can make heaven. 1 Cor 9 :27
5. Lord Jesus Christ, all the seeds sowing into my life, in other for me to make heaven, let them germinate and bear fruits to eternal life.
6. I confess in the name of Jesus Christ. I will not be left behind to shed terrible tears after the rapture in Jesus Mighty Name!
7. Holy spirit of God, prepare my way and garment for heaven and rapture.
8. I repent totally from the sin of idolatry. Any area or any way that I have served idols or am still serving idols and such will hinder me from heaven and rapture forgive by mercy in the name of Jesus Christ.
11. I repent totally from calling the name of God in vain (for joke/comedy, to curse, to lie, to swear etc). Father, forgive me in the name of Jesus Christ.
12. I repent totally from all the disobedience that I have disobeyed to my parents that will hinder me from heaven and rapture. Father, forgive me in the name of Jesus Christ.
Let’s us be counted amongst the few that have made themselves ready for His coming.
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
DAY 6 THEME: “GIVE NO PLACE TO THE DEVIL”
DATE: THURSDAY 21ST OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTUAL TEXT: “Neither give place to the devil.” — Ephesians 4:27
You and I never have to fall prey to the devil precious saints, who goes around like a roaring lion ready to devour (1 Peter 5:8). For if we can shut every door, close every window, and seal every place in our lives through which the enemy would try to access us, we can prevent him from getting into the middle of our affairs.
So do not give the devil any foothold for the remainder of 2023 precious saints, for. God's Word tells us that we must be perfect (Matt 5:48). Now and this is only made possible by following the perfector Jesus Christ with the help of the skilful one the Holy Spirit. The scripture also tells us to bless those who curse you (Luke 6:28) and to do good to them who treat you spitefully (Matthew 5:44).
So then how does the devil get a foothold in our lives?
The truth is satan should have no hold over a child of God precious saints. You should not fear him, but rather he should fear you if you're truly in Christ. We should be the devil’s worse nightmare and not his tool to attack fellow saints by bringing about the devil’s agenda. In fact, every day you wake up and your feet touch the ground the devil should be fleeing in seven directions. But if you allow sin to rule in your life, the devil will take your arm and twist it into his direction.
See demons are always looking for ways to stop or hinder the work of God. Legal rights and grounds must be cleaned up, as demons can use them as an excuse to remain.
Let us say, a person has invited a demonic spirit into their life through sin, then that sin will remain a legal right for the demon to hang around until the person has repented and turned from their sin. Sometimes breaking up legal grounds involves more than simple repentance, such as the breaking of soul ties, renouncing vows made to Satan, and breaking generational curses etc.… Therefore, it is important for us to allow the Holy Spirit to reveal any legal rights, so that they can be broken. Otherwise, the demon can either put up a fight when you're trying to cast it out in deliverance, or if you do cast it out, and they return at a later point.
So, what is a legal ground or legal rights?
A legal ground or how I like to call it a bill of rights is something in our lives that has given an unclean spirit the permission or right to involve itself in our life, body, or mind (soul).
One of the “entry points” the devil tries to use to enter our lives is relationships. If there is an unresolved issue or an ugly conflict with a loved one or friend, these conflict points often become entry points through which the devil tries to get a foothold in our relationships with those we love. Once the enemy is able can slip in through one of these “cracks” and build a stronghold of offence within our minds, then a wall has already begun to be constructed that will eventually separate us from the people we need and love the most.
A good example of how legal grounds/rights works is found in Matthew 18:23-35, where Jesus talks about unforgiveness. Jesus wraps up the story by saying that if we are unforgiving, tormenters are given access to us to oppress:
Matthew 18:34-35, " And his master was angry, and delivered him to the torturers until he should pay all that was due to him. 35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”."
The believer who harbors bitterness and malice in his heart is giving Satan one of his most effective open doors and can be one of the major reasons for demons having legal rights to oppress people! Now as you can imagine this hinders a believers walk with the Lord, so it is highly effective tactic of the enemy to keep you in offence. Now remember the only remedy to unforgiveness is forgiveness. So, if someone wrongs you, learn to forgive them from your heart. Jesus gives us simple steps to follow found in the book of Matthew 18:15-17; and he cautions us to be reconciled, as quickly as possible (Matthew 5:23-26). Because the longer you harbor an unforgiving spirit, the more territory Satan will gain in your life. In my pastoral experience, I have seen homes, marriages, friendships, and churches weakened in some cases by Christians who will not forgive one another. Even if the other party does not forgive you, you forgive them to release them back to God. Remember you cannot force a person to forgive, but you can see to it that Satan, is defeated in your own life.
As mentioned, unforgiveness, which gives birth to bitterness, is known in the Bible to spiritually defile a person: Hebrews 12:15, " looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;"
" And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." (Ephesians 4:32).
If you're not compassionate to one another, we also give satan room through offence and if you don't forgive you give the devil a foothold. It does not mean that you have to overlook sin, but when a person truly has remorse then we have an obligation to forgive others by the grace of God.
In Ephesians 4:27, the apostle Paul writes, “Neither give place to the devil.” The word “place” is the Greek word “topos””. It refers to a specific, marked-off, territory, province, region, or geographical location. So, this lets us know that the devil is after every area, region, and zone of our lives precious saints. That’s right the devil wants to attack our finances, health, marriage, relationships, employment, business, and ministry. But for him to start this plan he needs to establish a stronghold, and he does that first by finding an entry point to commence his destruction within our lives.
So, what entry points could the devil use in relationships? Well let me give you some examples when we:
Refuse to let go of old hurts and wounds.
Refuse to acknowledge what we did wrong.
Refuse to forgive others for what they did.
Refuse to stop judging others for their grievances.
Refuse to admit we were wrong too.
Refuse to say, “I’m sorry” when we’re wrong.
Refuse to lay down our “rights” for others.
So, things such as unforgiveness, unrepented sin, ungodly soul ties, foolish spoken vows, curses, and so forth, can give unclean spirits the right to hang around and influence us. As previously mentioned these things must be cleaned up for each of us to experience lasting genuine freedom. Legal grounds/rights can be cleaned up through repentance, renunciation, breaking soul ties and generational curses etc. One thing I have learnt in ministry is when trying to minister freedom to somebody who is not ready to give up the sin that gives the devil legal right to be there, really is not ready to be delivered. Otherwise, demons can come back seven times worse for such people and makes the demons more stubborn to come out. So, to save you hours of wasted time, repentance is a vital key to not only salvation and forgiveness of sin, but for legal rights.
So let us look at few common areas that give legal rights to the devil:
LYING: Ephesians 4:25 “Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbour,” for we are members of one another.”
Since Satan himself is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44), so it is no surprise that lying opens for him an opportunity to work in our lives. But when we believe the truth, then the Holy Spirit can work in our lives. For when we believe a lie, then the devil can work in our lives.
ANGER: Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath,”
This scripture shows us that anger in our hearts gives Satan a foothold within our lives. And just as lying and murder go together, so anger and murder go together (Mat 5:21-22). Now righteous anger is completely different from sinful anger. Righteous anger is hating what God hates, but our sinful nature has a way of polluting our emotions and do more harm than good. See anyone can become angry for that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way—this is not easy and needs self-control.
STEALING: Satan is a thief. Ephesians 4:28 “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labour, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.”
John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
Satan steals from everybody including those that serve him. He will rob you of your sanity, your liberty, your home, your marriage, your relationships, your joy, your finances, your life, your reputation, your health, and your souls.
SPEAKING BAD WORDS: Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”
Paul repeats this warning in the next chapter also.
Ephesians 5:4 “Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.”
He is not forbidding holy, healthy humour for the ability to laugh is a mark of maturity and discernment. The truth is one needs a healthy sense of humour to deal with all the stress in life. Paul here is condemning a filthy mouth or bad utterance. This kind of speech tears a person down, and God wants our speech to be “good for edification.” Since what we say comes from the heart, impure speech and humour indicates an impure thinking and imagination. A person does not have to read pornographic books or see pornographic movies to have a pornographic imagination. If Satan can get us to think about sin, and then talk about sin, he will have an easier time tempting us to commit sin. When we talk freely about filthy things, it takes the edge off our conviction; we get accustomed to it, and soon the barriers are down. Remember there is life and death in the tongue and spoken curses, such as, "I'll never get out of debt!", “I’ll never get healed or delivered” or “I’ll not be raptured” should be renounced (taken back verbally) and broken in the mighty name of Jesus.
We need to be careful making vows for foolish vows are known to bind the soul, andsoul and must be repented of and verbally taken back (renounced) and broken in the mighty name of Jesus.
We also need to watch ourselves when we are around filthy speaking people, as there can be a transference of spirit from that person if we do not reject those words from our ears. See it is vital we protect the ear gates, eye gates and mouth gates of our lives.
CURSED OBJECTS: Cursed possessions, such as occult books, satanic symbols, etc. must be thrown out. For God's Word is clear that bringing a cursed item into your home can bring a curse upon yourself: Deuteronomy 7:26, "Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing." So, we must be vigilant and destroy and remove any cursed or ungodly items from our homes as well.
FORMING UNGODLY SOUL TIES: Ungodly soul ties can be formed when a person has an ungodly relationship with another person or makes a foolish covenant with them. Becoming a blood brother with somebody will create a strong soul tie that should be renounced and broken. Ungodly sexual relationships will surely create soul ties that must be broken. The key to breaking an ungodly soul tie is to first repent of any sins committed in the development of that soul tie, and then the soul tie must be renounced, and then broken in the mighty name of Jesus. If gifts or physical items were involved in that relationship, then it may be necessary to destroy, give away or throw them out as well. Gifts between a man and woman involved in an adultery should be sold, given away or thrown out as they can symbolize that relationship.
The apostle Paul told us, “Neither give place to the devil.” And the Greek makes it clear that we must choose to give the devil no territory. You see, we have a choice: We can choose to “give the enemy place” in our minds and emotions, or we can choose to walk in the Spirit. If we choose the lower road, we will end up doing and saying thing s we later regret. Those regretful things are usually what opens the door for the devil to wreak havoc in our relationships.
GRIEVING THE HOLY SPIRIT VS QUENCHING THE HOLY SPIRIT: Ephesians 4:30 “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
The Apostle Paul says it is possible to quench the Holy Spirit because he told us in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Do not quench the Holy Spirit” When we quench the spirit of God, were trying to silence what God is trying to say to us or motivate us to do by the Holy Spirits prompting. Sometimes we can quench without even knowing it precious saints.
But we grieve the Holy Spirit by not confessing our sin. Just as a person grieves over the loss of a loved one, the Spirit of God is said to be grieved when we sin. This will then block the Spirit of Gods power within our life. He is called Holy, because He is holy, and is the third member of the Godhead, but He also works to create holiness in us through sanctification, but unconfessed sin blocks that growth and process.
Now the enemy also is the accuser of the brethren and will even try to remind you of sins that have already been forgiven, so to counter these lies, speaking Gods promises. is a must to counter his lies. Satan is the slanderer and the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10). When you and I slander the saints instead of praying and seeking to cover the sin in love, we are working for the devil. We should not be surprised if he gets a foothold in our lives and turns our weapons against us! Satan should have no hold over you, but he gets the hold over you because of sin.
So, in finishing today’s teaching before we go onto the prayer remember if you every now and then fall into sin and do not get victory over sin, then pray and ask the Lord if there is still any open door for the devil in your life. We should copy the example of the Ephesians who burned their magic books thus not giving the devil a foothold in their life. Paul says that these sins above and any other sins not mentioned, if not put away can grieve the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 4:30) They sadden or hurt the Spirit of God. Satan wants to get a foothold in our lives, thus we ought to repent of our sins and not hurt or shame our Lord.
So do not give Satan any open doors within your life precious saints!
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 2
PRAYER TO BREAK THE LEGAL GROUND/RIGHTS
Heavenly Father in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I now approach Your throne through the blood of Your Son in a time of great need, in time of an extreme emergency. Father, as You already know, I have had demons attacking me from the outside, and possibly from the inside of my being. I know why they are in my life, for of the doors I have knowingly or unknowingly opened. Lord the times I have transgressed against both You and all Your basic laws and commandments with the sins that I have personally committed against You, forgive Me today.
Father, I first want to say to You that I am sorry for doing all these bad and evil things against You. Lord there is no excuse for the kind of behaviour that I have exhibited over the years. But Father, I now want to take a strong stand. I do not want any more part of this kind of evil and wicked lifestyle any longer. Lord, I know now that You are My only hope and My only salvation to be able to deliver me from the demonic bondage that I now find myself enslaved in.
Father, I ask that You please have mercy on my soul, and that You please forgive me for all of the sins and atrocities that I have personally committed against You under the blood that Your one and only Son Jesus Christ has personally shed for me on the cross. Father, in the name of Jesus, I now want to formally confess out all the bad, evil, and sinful things I have personally done against You. Father, I now confess to you the following things as being sins and extreme abominations in Your sight:
Examples to confess (only confess what you did and anything else that comes to your mind not on the list):
My involvement in drugs.
My involvement in sex, fornication, unnatural and unholy sex acts – such as homosexual acts and thoughts and being involved in a swinger’s type lifestyle.
My use of all kinds of pornography.
My past fornication/ adulterous affairs and activities.
All my past thefts and covetousness.
All my envy and jealousy that I have ever shown against anyone, and all of my lying and deceit that I have ever been involved in.
All the pride, impatience, hate and rage that I have ever shown or manifested over the years.
All my involvement in some of the occult arts such as witchcraft, invocation of demon spirits, seeing fortune tellers, reading horoscopes and tarot cards.
All the time that I have personally cursed You and prayed to other false gods.
Times that I broke Your 10 commandments to one degree or another.
Father, I now know, without any shadow of a doubt, that all the above activities were evil, heinous sins and abominations in your sight. I am so sorry for going this far against You.
Father, I know that Your Son Jesus Christ has died for all my sins. Father, in the name of Jesus, I now ask that You please forgive me for every single one of these sins and transgressions that I have personally committed against You. Let the Blood of Your Most Holy Son Jesus Christ completely wash away every ounce of stench, every ounce of each one of these sins that have been committed against You.
Father, you tell me in Your Word, that if I am willing to confess my sins and agree to repent, that You will fully forgive me of my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Father, I now ask that You please forgive me for of all my sins that I have personally committed against You through the blood that Your Son Jesus Christ has personally shed for me on the cross. I now believe that all my sins have been completely forgiven and completely washed away by the Blood of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Father, I now want to agree to also renounce every single one of the above sins. You have my word that I will never, ever attempt to go back into any area having to do with the occult, any area having to do with sexual fornication, or any involvement in any kind of drug use whatsoever.
Father, in Jesus’ name, I now officially renounce every single one of the above sins and transgressions that have been committed against You.
Father, the next thing I need to take care of is that took place to me as a child. I now know that what happen was not right and wrong in Your sight. However, I will choose not to hold any unforgiveness towards those people.
Father, I choose with my own free will to fully forgive all from my past for what they did to me either yesterday or when I was a young child. Today I choose not to hold no hate or animosity towards anyone. I ask that you please have mercy on their soul when they must face You for their own personal judgment. I now fully forgive them for what they had done to me.
Father, I now believe that all my sins, transgressions, and abominations against You have been fully forgiven by You under the shed blood of Your Son Jesus Christ.
Father, I thank You for having this kind of mercy on my soul and that You have made a way of forgiveness for me through the Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ.
Father, with all my sins and transgressions against You now being fully forgiven, I now want to once and for all, finally break the legal rights these demons have had over me over all these years.
Father, in mighty name of Jesus, I now ask that You fully break the legal rights of these demons. I now ask that You completely break and completely sever (cut) every single one of their legal rights that has arisen because of my involvement in all the above sin areas or anything that I have missed today.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I now want to personally come against each one of these legal grounds/rights on myself – operating under Your authority and You’re anointing to be able to do so.
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ – I now fully break and fully sever (cut) each one of these legal grounds/rights. Father, I repeat, in the name of Jesus Christ, I now command that every single inch and every single part of this legal grounds/right line be completely broken, completely severed (cut), and demolished in the name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
I now plead the Blood of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ against each and every single part of this legal ground/right line and command it to be completely broken right now in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Father, I also want to reaffirm with you today, that I have now fully surrendered my body, my soul, my spirit, and my entire life into Your hands. I now ask that You place me into Your perfect will for my life. I am now willing to fully follow You all the rest of the days of my life. I will now be guided by Your Holy Spirit from this moment on – and I will never, ever cross back over into the sin-filled life that I used to live in. And with your grace I will overcome until the very end.
Father, whatever is needed to get our family saved, that You would remove every obstacle from us and our family serving the Lord in Jesus Mighty Name!
Father, by your mercy count me worthy to escape your wrath and judgement coming upon this world in these last days and to stand worthy before you, to be raptured.
Holy Spirit that prepares the bride ready for You O Lord, Jesus. Prepare me to be ready for the rapture.
Father, we pray for the people around us who do not realize You are coming soon and first are coming to snatch away Your bride, so please awaken their hearts in Jesus Mighty Name!
Father, I now belong to You, and You alone. Yes You, and You alone, are my Rock and my Salvation. I will look to no other. My life is now totally in Your hands. Father, from this moment on, I will fully follow You and fully serve You for the rest of my eternal life in Jesus Mighty Name!
CASTING OUT DEMON PRAYERS
I WANT YOU TO SAY THE BELOW PRAYERS OUT LOAD MULTIPLE TIMES IF NEEDED BE, SO THE DEMONS CAN HEAR CLEARLY AND SPEAK WITH AUTHORITY.
Remember you have now already broken all the legal grounds/rights of the demons on the above prayer that I gave you and now they are ready to be cast out with the battle prayer. If possible, try to do in private between you, God, and the demons. Remember the angels that surround you out match, out class and outnumber every demonic spirit oppressing you.
Feel free to use this prayer over the next several Days if needed be.
Heavenly Father in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I now approach Your throne through the blood of Your Son in a time of great need, in time of an extreme emergency to once and for all finally to take these demons out of my life for good.
Father, I have already come before You today confessing my past sinful things that I have ever done to You throughout my life. I have also renounced my past activities and have told You that I will never, ever go back into those heavier sin areas again. Father, I have horribly wronged You with some of those past transgressions, and I am so sorry that I have ever gone against You and deliberately disobeyed You so many times.
But Father, now is the time to pick myself back up off the mat. Now is the time to make a brand-new start with a brand-new direction. I have already fully surrendered my body, my soul, my spirit, and my entire life into Your hands. I have now entered Your perfect will for my life. I am now all Yours. I now belong to You and no one else – and I will now fully serve You and fully follow You for the rest of my eternal life.
Father now is the time to clean up one last loose end. As a result of my past involvement in some of these horrible transgressions against You, I have drawn demons into my life knowingly or unknowingly. I know that I have given these demons full legal right to come into my life and attack me like they have been doing with everything that I have done against You.
Father, but now is the time to take a final stand against these demons! Now is the time to vanquish them out of my life for good! Now is the time to stand up and fight and directly engage with them while operating under Your full power and anointing to be able to do so!
Father, You have said in Your Word that “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out all of their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17)
You have said in Your Word that “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.” (Psalm 138:7)
Father, in the mighty name of Jesus, I now ask that You send me into battle to cast these demons out of my life for good. You say in Your Word that You can “make me bold with strength in my soul” (Psalm 138:3) and that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Father, since I have now fully surrendered every part of my life into Your hands – I now want to take a hold of the verse that says to “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
Since I am now fully submitted to You, I am now ready to resist Satan and his demons who have been attacking and tormenting me over all these years. Your Word tells me that Satan and his demons will now flee if I pick up my sword, which is Your Word, and directly engage with them.
Father, in the mighty name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I now ask that You stir Yourself up as a Man of War and go before me to take out this defeated foe. Your Word tells me that “The Lord is a man of war.” (Exodus 15:3)
Your Word tells me that “The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war … He shall prevail against His enemies.” (Isaiah 42:13)
Father, in Jesus’ name, I now ask that You stir up Your zeal like a mighty Man of War off the wording of this verse.
Father, I now ask that You go before me as a consuming fire. Your Word tells me that “The Lord your God is He who goes over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; You shall drive them out and DESTROY THEM QUICKLY …” (Deuteronomy 9:3)
Father, Your Word tells me that You will go before me and “make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.” (Isaiah 45:2)
Father, these demons have kept me prisoner long enough. I now ask that You go before me to make this crooked path totally straight again and that you break the bars that have been holding me captive over all these years. I now ask that You completely cut and completely sever the cords of these wicked and evil spirits.
In Deuteronomy 33:27, it says that You “will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!”
Father, I now ask that you anoint me from head to foot with Your anointing, with Your power, and with Your authority to take these demons head on. You have already told us in Your word that “in my name they will cast out demons,” (Mark 16:15) and that You gave the early apostles the “power over unclean spirits” and that “they cast out many demons.” (Mark 6:7)
Father, not by my might, but by Your Holy Spirit I will engage with and defeat these demons once and for all!
Father, Your Word tells me that no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Your Word tells me that I have been given “the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt me” (Luke 10:19) and that “Through You we will push down our enemies, through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.” (Psalm 44:5)
Father now is the time! Now is the time to drive this enemy out of my life once and for all!
Father, Your Word tells me that the Sword of the Holy Spirit is Your Word. Father, in Jesus mighty name, let your Word be my Sword! Father, I repeat, let Your Word be my Sword!
START TO SPEAK TO THE DEMONS IN AUTHORITY “In the name of My Lord and Saviour and my deliverer Jesus Christ – I am now speaking to every single demon that is on the outside of me and to every single demon who may be on the inside of me.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ, I now come against each one of you. I know that you have all been in my life for many years. I also know why you have been allowed to enter my life and attack me like you have been doing over all these years.
I now know what all your legal rights have been over all these years that allowed you to attack me as you have been doing.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – all your legal rights have now been totally and completely broken before my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and my heavenly Father, God the Father.
I have now fully submitted and fully surrendered my entire body, my entire soul, my entire spirit, and my entire life into the hands of God the Father. I now belong to God the Father and my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I now belong to Them, and to Them alone in this life.
You no longer own me. You no longer have any more legal rights to stay attached to me. All of your legal rights and demonic strongholds have now been completely broken and completely demolished under the shed Blood of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
I have now fully confessed my sin of using drugs over the course of my entire life. I have now fully confessed my sins of fornication and having sex with multiple lovers and partners over the years. I have now fully confessed my sin of watching any kind of pornography. I have now fully confessed my sins of past thefts and covetousness.
I have now fully confessed my sins of breaking most of 10 of God’s commandments to one degree or another during my life. I have now fully confessed my sins of delving into parts of the occult that I had no business treading into. I have now fully confessed all my sins having to do with my jealousy, rage and anger.
All my sins have now been fully confessed and fully renounced before God the Father. All my sins have now been fully forgiven. My slate has now been made perfectly and completely clean. My sins and transgressions against the Lord are no longer remembered in His eyes. I am now a new creation in Jesus Christ.
I am now totally committed to serving Jesus Christ, and Him alone in this life. Never again will I go back into the sin-filled life that gave you the legal right to be able to come into my life in the first place.
Every demon you will hear My voice today, in the name of Jesus Christ:
I now plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over every inch of spirit.
I now plead the Blood of Jesus over every inch of my soul.
I now plead the Blood of Jesus over every inch of my body.
I now plead the blood of Jesus over every inch of this entire house.
Demons, the Word of God is now my Sword! I repeat, the Word of God is now my Sword!
I am now taking up my sword, which is the Word of my God, which is the word of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – and I am now coming against each one of you – whether you be on the outside of me or whether you be on the inside of me.
Demons, all your legal rights have now been completely and totally broken – completely and demolished – completely and totally severed (cut). I repeat – all your legal rights have now been completely broken. Your time is up! You will all have to go now! I repeat – you will all have to go now!
To every single demon who is living and operating on the inside of me – I am now coming against each one of you. I now plead the Blood of my Lord and Master Jesus Christ against each one of you. I repeat – I am now pleading the Blood of Jesus Christ against each one of you.
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ, I now command all of you to come out of me right now and to leave me and this house – and you are to never, ever come back on me again. I repeat – every single one of you that may be on the inside of me is to come out of me right now in the name of Jesus Christ – and you are to leave my body, my soul, and this entire house immediately! Go now, in the name of Jesus Christ! I repeat, go now in the name of Jesus Christ!
To every single demon who may be attacking me from the outside, or who has been living in this house, because of the legal rights that I had earlier given to you, I am now coming against each one of you. You too have had all your legal rights totally broken and will leave in Jesus Mighty Name!
Not one of you has any more legal right to be able to stay attached to me in any way, shape, or form. You will all now have to go in Jesus Mighty Name!
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – I now plead the Blood of Jesus against each one of you! I repeat – I now plead the Blood of Jesus Christ against each one of you!
Demons, in the name of Jesus Christ – I now command you to leave myself and my house – and you are to never, ever come back on me again. I repeat, you are to leave me and my house for good, and you are to never, ever come back on me again! Go now, in the name of Jesus! I repeat – go now in the name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and do not ever come back into my life or in this house ever again!
Father, I have full faith and belief that You have now driven all these demons out of my body, out of my soul, out of my house, and out of my life for good by the power of Your Holy Spirit.
Father, I now ask that You protect both me and my family from this moment on, and that You never allow these demons to come back on us ever again.
Father, to You be all the glory. To You be all the praise, glory and honour that is only due to You. Father, thank You for this deliverance. Father, thank You for this new life.
Father, I now ask that You take complete control of my life from this moment on and that You lead me into Your perfect will for my life. Father, guide me by Your Holy Spirit into the direction and path that You will want me to take in this life. My life is no longer my own. I now belong to You, and you alone in Jesus Mighty Name! Amen
DAY 7 THEME: “PRAY FOR REVIVAL PRAY FOR AN AWAKENING!”
DATE: FRIDAY 22ND OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: - Mark 11:23-24 "A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, on Shigionoth. 2 O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.”
This verse may be paraphrased also to “O Yahweh, I have heard Your fame, and I bowed in reverent worship. O Yahweh, repeat Your doings of old in the midst of these current years of affliction; in the midst of these years of sorrow, demonstrate Your power; in wrath, remember mercy.”
We are living in both peril times and exciting times for the born-again Christian that is awaiting the return of the Messiah. But between both, we also should have the same cry as did the Prophet Habakkuk that was praying for the Lord to show Himself in power once more. A revival speaks of things that were alive but are dying out and need to be brought back to life. The greatest revivals in history have happened when the church has been declining and godly people have cried out, “Lord, we need to be stirred up in our faith once more in prayer, so we can experience repentance revival!
Haggai 2:6 say’s “Once more in a little while I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and also the dry land, I will shake the nations……”
Above all else I am praying for an awakening to the message of the Gospel in all nations. May the Lord come and shake the very foundations on which we have built our lives, transform our towns, our cities, and our nations with a revelation of the great news of Jesus Christ. Begin with us Lord, wake up your people and do not pass us by!
See revival is not about us, it is not about building bigger buildings, it is not about the 4 walls of a building at all. It is not about having louder and more dynamic services. When you are filled with the Spirit and God revives you, you start to see people as God sees people – as sheep without a shepherd, you don’t see colour you see Gods creation and only revival can uproot the deep racial tensions around the nations. Revival awakens us also to a fresh vision of our own spiritual state under the magnifying glass of the Holy Spirit. It draws us straight to the mercy of God and need to change under the strong conviction of the Holy Spirit.
There is the greatest harvest of souls about to come into the kingdom and Jesus tells us that the fields are ripe unto harvest, but the laborers are still few. When you feel for people and see what is happening around the world you will truly weep for all lost souls, when you go out of your comfort zone and you sacrifice and you stretch, that’s when God begins to quicken you and work in your life. See God is looking for not just anointed people, but people that will bear the fruit of His Spirit. Those that will move in Charity, love, joy, peace, suffers long, envies not, loves not self, those that are not puffed up, meek, goodness and faith. See He’s looking for someone who will say, “Revive me, not for myself, but that I might become a not just a harvester of souls, but that that we will be transformed into Your image Lord.”
Pray for another Great Awakening to sweep your nation as the Lord's people learn to humble themselves with a contrite spirit, and to tremble at the Word of the Lord. "'Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?' declares the Lord. 'These are the ones I look on with favour: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word'" (Isa. 66:2).
Ask the Lord to bring revival to the Church within your nation. "Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your enemies and cause the nations to quake before you! For when you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him" (Isa. 64:1–4).
Pray for the preachers within your nation to fearlessly proclaim the Word of God regarding sin and God's love. "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear" (2 Tim. 4:1–3).
Dear Heavenly Father in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ we come before you this day. O Lord, according to Your Word, we enter Your courts with Thanksgiving and Praise. Most High God, Master, and Creator of the Universe, we humbly bow before You and worship You with all of our heart, soul and mind. Like Jesus instructed us, we start this prayer out with Thanksgiving—deeply grateful and thankful that You DO, indeed, hear the prayers of Your children.
“The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
We acknowledge the incredible right and privilege You have given us to walk directly into the Presence of the most Powerful and Effective force in the Universe and BOLDLY ask for assistance. The devils tremble at this privilege that You have afforded us through the Blood of Jesus Christ. Help us to fully take hold of the extent of this opportunity. Forgive us for the times when we have not utilized this right effectively through lack of Faith.
We acknowledge our failure in the Body of Christ to live up to our side of the Covenant. We have NOT lived as we should. We have NOT obeyed all of Your commands. We have NOT placed You first in our lives. We confess that our nations are currently on a dangerous pathway towards the idolatry of Human Secularism which seeks to remove You from every aspect of our daily public lives. In doing so, we have not only failed to follow in Christ’s footsteps to help “set the captives free”, but have become captives ourselves to an un-Godly philosophy that will ultimately destroy the very foundations of our nations.
O God, we sincerely repent of our personal and national sins. We repent of the sins of omission as well as commission. These sins include idolatry, murder, anger, stubbornness, dishonesty, corruption, greed, sloth, lust, envy, compromise, fear, gluttony, gossip, hypocrisy, impurity, ingratitude, profanity, stealing, unforgiveness, untruthfulness, worldliness, worry and the ultimate sin of Pride. We take no solace in the fact that some of us may not have personally embraced sins such as abortion or marriage redefinition BUT by apathy or indifference have allowed evil to flourish. We have not followed Your Biblical mandate to submit to You, obey Your Holy Commandments and resist the Devil. Nor have we had a zeal to repent which invites You to commune with us, enabling us to become overcomers who will sit with You on Your throne (Rev 3:19-21).
Instead of embracing righteousness we--individually, in our families and in our nation--have performed evil acts. We have fallen short of Your Glory, for which You have cursed our nations with drought and pestilence and have opened our borders to the plunder of foreign armies. Even with obvious signs in the stars, moon, sky and weather, we have not repented and returned our nations to You Lord in corporate repentance. Instead, our leaders have vowed to rebuild us of their own strength thus raising a fist is defiance to Your judgments.
Master, please have mercy on us. We beg for Your grace and mercy. We are undeserving of your mercy, but Your Holy Word says you are patient, kind, loving, merciful and longsuffering. Please, because of who YOU are and not because of what WE are—hear our prayer and grant our petition this day. We know You will hear from Heaven and will forgive our sins and heal our lands if we humble ourselves, pray, seek Your Face and turn from our wicked ways.
Then may all the kingdoms of the world truly know that YOU are our God and that we have no other gods but You. May You get all the glory, honour and praise. May Your Kingdom come quickly, and may Your will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven. We pray this prayer with great expectancy, looking upwards for our ultimate Salvation when You will return to set things right forever in Jesus Mighty Name! Amen
DAY 8 THEME: “PRODIGAL SON’S ARE RETURNING"
DATE: SATURDAY 23RD OF SEPTEMBER 2023
Scripture Reading: Luke 15:25-35 “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’ 28 “But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore, his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’ 31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.”
Now the Lord has shown me that many backslidden Christians and prodigal children will come back to the Lord within this end-time revival and awakening, so let us look at this scripture more closely that we as a church maybe ready for what is to come.
Now as we read the parable, we see that both sons demanded their rights. Both related to the father for what they could get out of him. Both were lost in their own way. One in the far country. The other in the father’s house. Which is worse? Which are you?
Put yourself in the shoes of the elder brother. From where you stand, the little brat has diminished the money of the family estate by liquidating and wasting his share on prostitutes. And now he comes back, and your father kills the fatted calf! Humanly speaking, you have every reason to be angry or at least annoyed.
You throw a tantrum. You stake your claim. You snub the invitation to celebrate. You refuse to allow the healing of the family to run its course. You never say Father but Look here I do not agree! You never say Brother but this son of yours. All you can think about is your rights, a goat to feast on, not with family, but with friends. The father pleads. But by your own choice, you exclude yourself from the where the party is happening.
Alienation in the father’s house can be worse than the one lost in a far country. This elder brother is too blind to see that he too is lost. It is all too easy to hide behind one’s principles saying “I never disobeyed you” and disdain God’s grace and mercy.
The modern Church is filled with elder brother-types who are respectfully lost in the Father’s house. That have not spent enough time just sitting at the feet of Jesus. We need to re-discover God’s amazing love and reckless grace. We need to accept those who, like the prodigal, cannot merit one iota of God’s mercy or earn His forgiveness. We need revival saints and we need it more now than ever before.
The parable ends with the door wide open and the father pleading. Will you come in? Will you join the party? Will you receive the Kingdom as a little child? Will you receive and forgive your brothers and sisters?
Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
The focus for today is to repent of any sin you need to confess, any hurt, any big brother attitude or anger. Ask the Lord to help you extending forgiveness to others and yourself, letting people go whom have held you in bondage and guilt. We need to let go of disappointments, regrets and missed or lost opportunities suffered in our life’s, family’s, or the church. Get ready, as the remaining of 2023
will be a tremendously powerful and significant remaining year for you personally to get closer to God and for many more to catch the fire of repentance revival across the global body of Christ.
Today, we declare freedom and release over all spiritual bondages and mental strongholds, in our personal lives as well as for our body of Christ, in Jesus’ name.
Let us claim that our morning and day of reaping, and rejoicing has come this day in Jesus name (Psalm 30:5)
PRAYER FOR RESTORATION (Isaiah 35:1-2, 5-7)
Father, be merciful unto us and save us for the sake of Your name! We pray for freedom from all forms of imprisonment, all that limit or hinder progress in life and in ministry. Lord we ask You to appear and speak to us within our situation and show us what we don't know that keeps us in prison, and that You’ll show us great and mighty things (Jer. 33:1, 3; Ex. 5:22-6:1; Habakkuk. 2:1)
SEEK THE KINGDOM
Think about your history of relationships. Have you been offended by God’s reckless grace? Be honest. All of us have a tinge of the elder-brother’s spirit. Will you allow God to expose and deal with it? Will you open your heart to His kind of love? Will you reconcile? Will you choose to be merciful as God our Father is merciful? Pray:
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 8:
Dear Loving Father forgive me for pretending to be more spiritual than I am. Forgive me for begrudging Your lavish love and longsuffering mercies toward sinners. I confess I have been wayward at heart. I repent of my foolish sense of superiority. Forgive me for self-righteously judging, despising, and rejecting those who do not perform like me, those who have walked out on family and faith. To my shame, I have not served You out of joy and love, but out of duty and fear just to comply. Pluck out the hidden roots of spiritual pride and deception in my life. Create within me a right spirit and a compassionate love so that I may always—with open heart and open arms—accept and acknowledge, applaud, and affirm every sinner who comes home. Thank you, Father, for sending your son to the cross to die for us and that we may have life In Jesus Name, amen.
Start to pray for your community saints. Yes, spend some time now praying by location for individuals and families in your community and throughout the region who need to be saved today.
Pray that God will send into their lives believers who will witness to them and lead them to Christ.
You may also pray for persons that are close to your heart (e.g. business owners, single parents, teenagers, family members, heads of government and frontline workers that have been under pressure during this Corona Virus Pandemic).
Intercede on behalf of your nation and the nations of the earth. Bind every satanic spirit that is coming against the nations. Rebuke the spirit of corruption in the name of Jesus. Rebuke the spirit of murder and abortion over each nation. Ask God to shine His light into our society's and expose every evil work. Pray that the darkness of sin might be dispelled through the light of God’s Word.
The Bible tells us that promotion comes not from the east or the west but from God alone. (Psalm 75:6-7) Humble yourself before the Lord that He may promote you in His time. Seek His will and submit your plans to Him.
Give honour to the Lord today. He is your rock, your fortress, and your shield! The name of the Lord is a strong tower, so run into his name for safety today. Ask the Lord to guide you and direct your life. Whatever decisions you are facing today, commit them into God’s hands and pray for wisdom and direction.
Pray that the Lord will set you apart and set you on high so that your life will be a witness and testimony to the world. Ask God to elevate you at your work, in your family, and in your community, so that his light can shine out from you.
There is much error being taught in churches today. Pray for a return to the Bible, as our only source for doctrine and practice. Ask God to bring a revival of truth to the nations of the earth. A revival of Word & Spirit.
Intercede for lost souls. Ask God to lift the veil of deception from their eyes, so that they will see the truth of Jesus. Pray for your family and friends who don’t know Christ. Ask God to convict them of sin, and soften their hearts to receive His Word.
Intercede for all people that are in need for employment. Pray for their applicants to be given good positions. Seek the Lord for His peace, wisdom, and grace to be on their applicants, as they interview for positions.
Claim the promise of God’s blessing today. Ask God to increase you finances. Pray for Divine favor to open doors for you so that you will have contracts that will lead to financial success. Promotions in the work place. Inherited blessings that will chase you. Seek the Lord for the wisdom you need to make wise financial decisions and investments.
FURTHER PRAYER FOCUS DAY 8:
Ask God to cause revival living waters to begin to touch every area of your life, family, your nation, your church, (Pastor Robert & Aida Clancy) Ministries and for them to bring healing to every sickness, life in place of death, fruitfulness in place of barrenness, multiplication in place of stagnation. Cover Pst Robert Clancy and his family from every reprisal attack from the enemy for all the work he is doing on the front lines against the forces of darkness. Yes, Lord protect them with your warrior angels as a hedge of protection around everything they do and go in Jesus Mighty Name!
Pray this prayer: Father, we are confident of this very thing; that He who has begun a good work in us; and in Pastor Robert Clancy’ s Ministries that you would provide everything for the ministry to see repentance revival go to the nations in Jesus’ name (Philippians 1:6). Give thanks to God for this and for answered prayers in your personal life also that He would provide for you according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Remember as you pray for others, God takes care of your needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus.
DAY 9 THEME: - “OPEN HEAVENS”
DATE: SUNDAY 24TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Acts 10:1-3 “There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always. 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.”
Assurance of Faith
We are believing God to bring an open heaven whilst we are waiting on the Lord in fasting and prayers. In this first instalment, I will like us to consider some things that we can hold on to, as we stand in prayers to believe God for our breakthrough.
What do we have to do to experience open heavens in our lives?
From the scriptures that we have been examining, we can see some helpful patterns emerge. One thing is very certain:
Child of God, you can live under open heavens. It is God's desire and plan for your life to live under, and experience continually open heavens. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places, and we know that Christ is seated in the very presence and at the right hand of the Father.
WHAT TO DO
God's Sovereignty — Many times, God opens the heavens to give man a revelation of His divine presence as a sovereign act without man's input.
Prayers — Our prayers position us to experience open heavens.
In our theme scripture today, Cornelius “provoked” open heavens, as the bible said concerning him:
“Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.” Acts 10:3b
This is also confirmed by the following two scriptures:
Luke 3:21— “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened…”
James 5:17-18 —"Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months! 18 Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest.“
Have you remained steadfast and importunate in your prayers?
Giving — In the passage of scripture that we read earlier (Acts 10:3b), Cornelius's prayers and his generous giving pushed through the heavens to come before God. Your giving (material and financial) can cause the heavens to be open unto you.
Are you generous and consistent in your giving?
This principle can also be seen highlighted in Malachi 3:10 — "Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in my temple. Test me in this matter,“ says the LORD who rules over all, "to see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until there is no room for it all.”
Are you faithful in your tithes and offerings to those the Lord lays it upon your heart to give?
Righteous Living and Obedience— As we read in from these two scripture passages from (In Deuteronomy 28:1-23 “12 The Lord will open to you His good [b]treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you [c]heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.”
and 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 “ When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”) , we see that God warned Israel that the heavens will be shut up against them if they lived in rebellion and sinned against Him; and conversely, He promised Solomon that with repentant heart and righteous living, His people's prayers will guarantee open heavens over their lives.
Are you living a life of obedience and righteousness?
Walking in God's Purpose — One of the ways for us to enjoy open heavens over our lives is to make a commitment to aligning with and walking in God's purpose for our lives. When we do this, God backs up His word in our lives with the whole of heaven's resources made available to fulfil His vision and call for our lives.
Are you walking in alignment with God's purpose for your life?
Faith — This is the building block that underpins every other thing that we have talked about.
It is the assurance of faith that we have in Christ Jesus, that guarantees us access to the throne room of God.
As the bible says in Ephesians 3:12b — “…in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ's faithfulness”.
As God did when Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal, and later when he declared to Ahab about God opening up the heavens to send down rain, God honoured Elijah because he honoured and declared God's words in faith. God responded to Elijah's faith by opening up the heavens to magnify His Name.
Child of God, God wants to do the same in your life as well.
Will you let Him?
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 9
Meditate on the points highlighted above and use them as a checklist to prepare yourself as we on day 9 for this month's fast. Is there anything you need to do or redress in order to position yourself for what we are praying to God for?
Begin to petition God based on His word and pray that you will begin to walk in the tangible manifestation of open heavens over your life—your household, family, ministry, business, finances, church etc.
Declare and confess over your life, that from today, you will begin to operate and live under open heavens. That God will open the heavens unto you and over you.
Declare that every area of your life will begin to manifest the blessings and evidence of open heavens in the Name of Jesus.
Declare and Decree that you will have supernatural favour as a child of God. New opportunities to prosper will come your way (supernaturally) – new business ventures, new geographic territories you have mapped out and want to take for Christ, opportunities to reap the harvest or even larger church premises given to cater for revival increase of souls and new connections in your life to bless you & your ministry.
Ask the Lord to show you and create opportunities to do mighty exploits for the Lord – in your family, your marriage, your friendships, your church, your community, your workplace, your country and in the mission field.
Declare that every opportunity to prosper in mind, body, soul and spirit will not be missed this year
Declare that every opportunity to preach the gospel or witness for Christ you will take.
Invite God to use you – seek out every opportunity to pray for others to bring glory to the Lord – decree that signs, wonders and miracles will follow us
Pray for your family, workplace, city, ministry, global body of Christ to receive breakthrough to enter the new era of delight, freedom and prosperity in the Lord
Pray for an increase of supernatural signs, wonders and miracles to be seen as believers pray for others and gather in groups to praise the name of the Lord.
Decree exponential growth in your spirit, knowledge and wisdom, revelation.
Decree that exponential growth will occur in the body of Christ and the finances to prosper to support the work of God.
DAY 10 THEME: “THE DAY OF ATONEMENT”
DATE: MONDAY 25TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Leviticus 23:26-28 “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.”
Today Jewish people around the world will be the Yom Kippur fast, which started at sunset September 24th to Night fall today 25th of September. It’s the most serious day of the year, a day on which God calls the children of Israel to “afflict their souls” (Lev. 16:31) and “to make an atonement . . . for all their sins once a year” (Lev. 16:34).
Jews believe that on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, God writes down in the “Book of Life” what will happen to each person in the coming year. The book is then left open for ten days (Days of Awe) until Yom Kippur, when it is closed. But in those ten days it is possible to plead for mercy from both God and your fellow men; God can still change what is written up for you in the coming year.
As you will see as we dig in deeper one of the more mysterious chapters in the Old Testament is Leviticus Chapter 16, concerning the 10th day of the Hebrew seventh month, the Day of Atonement (see Leviticus 23:26-32). Chapter 16 discusses a series of animal offerings for this occasion, including that of two goats with roles determined by lot, and Israel’s high priest entering the Holy of Holies of the physical tabernacle. It also commands a fast on this day.
Ultimately, Leviticus 16 points to the dual roles that God our Father gave to Jesus Christ to become both our High Priest and ultimate sacrifice for our sins, as well as pointing to the complete removal of the source of sin.
A SINLESS HIGH PRIEST
We read in Leviticus 16:4 that ancient Israel’s high priest was to bathe himself on this occasion, then put on his priestly attire. In Leviticus 16:5-6 we read that he was to offer a bull as a sin offering for himself and his own family. This is significant in that it shows that no human being is without sin, not even the earthly high priest (see Hebrews 5:1-3). As a man, he too needed forgiveness; he needed to be washed clean so that he could perform his priestly duties.
But Jesus Christ, our true High Priest sent from God, never needed forgiveness (Hebrews 3:1; Hebrews 7:26-28). He “was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Satan could never plant any of his evil nature in Him (John 14:30).
Israel’s high priest was to wear “the holy linen tunic and the linen trousers,” and “be girded with the linen sash” (Leviticus 16:4). This is similar to the clothing Christ wore when He appeared to the apostle John in a vision. Jesus was seen standing “in the midst of the seven lampstands . . . clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band” (Revelation 1:13). Some commentators note that the word translated “garment” here denotes priestly attire.
TWO GOATS—ONE FOR THE LORD, ONE FOR ANOTHER
Next, the high priest was to deal with the two goats. One would represent the Lord and the other, often called the “scapegoat,” would represent something else. He cast lots to determine which each would represent (Leviticus 16:8).
Note Leviticus 16:9: “And Aaron shall bring the goat on which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer it as a sin offering.” This goat, which represented the Lord, was sacrificed as a sin offering. It clearly stood for Jesus Christ, the ultimate sin offering who was slain for the sins of the whole world.
Since two goats were involved, many think both goats were to represent the Lord. But notice the contrast here in Leviticus 16:8: “One lot for the Lord and the other lot for the scapegoat”—or for Azazel, some Bible versions leaving the Hebrew word here untranslated. Clearly, only one goat was to represent the Lord. The other goat was not.
Note Leviticus 16:10: “But the goat on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat [or Azazel] shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, and to let it go as the scapegoat into the wilderness.”
So, this goat was not to be killed as the goat for the Lord was. The high priest was to “lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task. The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness” (Leviticus 16:21-22, New International Version, emphasis added throughout).
This sending away into the desert is part of the reason for translating Azazel as scapegoat, or goat that escapes. But many scholars identify Azazel as the name of a demon inhabiting the wilderness.
It stands to reason that Azazel is one in stark contrast to the Lord—indeed, the ultimate enemy Satan the devil. So the goat here, the Azazel goat, represented Satan, or evil. No wonder Jesus found Satan out in the desert (Matthew 4:1-11). Deserts represent cursed places, devoid of God’s blessing.
Also, for those of us familiar with images of the occult, we often know that they will use a goat, especially those in Satanism circles. Yes, from modern entertainment to music videos to ancient Norse religions to Greek religions, who incorporated goats as objects of worship. Now, in Satanist circles, they worship Baphomet and often glorify imagery of goats and statues, as goats represent stubbornness and evil. Remember for now satan the prince of this world is calling the shots during these wicked Endtime, but his days are coming to a close very soon and he knows it. But our hope alone is in Christ Jesus.
Christ bore our sins to the cross to pay the ransom price for them through His own blood (and the resurrected Christ was portrayed by the high priest presenting the slain goat’s blood before God). In contrast, Satan bears the blame for sin as he was the first to lead mankind astray in the Garden of Eden and continues to deceive humanity today (2 Corinthians 11:3). And he is the tempter (Matthew 4:3)—enticing the world into sin.
The high priest placing sins on the live goat and having it driven away parallels the future of Satan and his demons at Christ’s return. They will be removed at the outset of Jesus’ reign over the nations, as John describes in Revelation 20:1-3:
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished . . .”
Jesus died for our sins. But Satan will bear blame for his role in our sins and be banished. And with the instigator of sin removed, the world will more easily be led to atonement, “at-one-ment,” meaning to be at one—with God.
Consider that if the live goat represented the resurrected Christ, then this would mean the sins Christ bore on the cross are placed back onto Him after His resurrection. Clearly this is not what happened.
And there is another distinction scholars have noted. We see that the Azazel goat was to be driven from the camp of Israel. In other words, this goat was not to dwell with humanity again. This banishment fits with Satan’s future. Yet it is the exact opposite of the role of Jesus Christ, who has promised to be with His people forever. “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5).
JESUS AS HIGH PRIEST AND PERFECT SACRIFICE FOR ALL MANKIND
In Leviticus 16:17 we read of Israel’s high priest: “There shall be no man in the tabernacle of meeting when he goes in to make atonement in the Holy Place.” The high priest did this atonement work alone. Christ, too, did His work alone. Earlier, His disciples “all forsook Him and fled,” Mark 14:50. Indeed, He felt so totally alone that he cried out to His Father: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46). At that point, Jesus alone bore the sins of all humanity.
And in His awesome sacrifice Jesus fulfilled the sacrificial system God gave to Israel (see Hebrews 9:13-14). The animal sacrifices on Atonement and those at other times ultimately pointed to the coming sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 10:4 states: “Because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” And in Hebrews 10:8-10 we read: “First he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them’—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, ‘Here I am, I have come to do your will.’ He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all”
These verses plainly state that the sacrificial system is not necessary today—that we have the one sacrifice for us we need, that of Jesus Christ. Indeed, to His Father He “appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26). This one-time sacrifice of our great High Priest once and for all is more than sufficient to pay for the sins of all of humanity.
Today, however, Jesus’ sacrifice and priestly work is properly accepted with repentance by only a few. But after He returns, all mankind will come to truly understand what He has done for us.
It’s interesting to note that Jesus’ sacrifice is portrayed vividly in the spring feast of Passover, the day on which He died, as well as in this fall Holy Day of Atonement. The “The Day of Atonement and Passover both teach us about the forgiveness of sin and our reconciliation with God through Christ’s sacrifice. However, Passover concerns the redemption of the firstborn and thus applies most directly to Christians whom God has called in this age, while Atonement carries universal implications.”
Christ’s sacrifice and intercessory work as our High Priest allows us to come before God’s throne continually (see Hebrews 4:14-16)—to enter the Holy of Holies in a spiritual sense—and cast Satan out of our lives now. But this will not be experienced by all Israel and the world at large until widespread repentance following Christ’s second coming and the full banishment of Satan from the world scene (as pictured in the fall feasts).
AN OBSERVANCE TO KEEP TODAY WITH FASTING
In Leviticus 23:27 God commanded ancient Israel: “This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month [i.e., Atonement], you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all” (see also Leviticus 23:31; Leviticus 23:26-32). This meant they were to fast—to go without food and water—for a period of 24 hours.
Psalms 35:13 says that King David humbled himself with fasting. The word “humbled” is anah in the Hebrew, which is the same word we find in Leviticus 23:27, translated as afflict. Thus, to afflict one’s soul or being refers to the humbling process we go through when we fast. This day of fasting is for the purpose of humbling ourselves before God in a repentant and obedient frame of mind—to practice self-control with God’s help as we seek Him.
This time of fasting is not for the purpose of appearing to other people to be righteous (Matthew 6:16). Fasting as a display to others is hypocritical and vain. Scripture tells us that we are to fast only for the glory of God (Zechariah 7:5).
Fasting typifies the kind of humble, repentant, and obedient attitude we as Christians must have. Christ promised that in the ages following His first coming, His disciples would fast on occasion (Matthew 9:15).
The Day of Atonement is still mentioned long after Christ’s death and resurrection as “the Fast” in Acts 27:9. Paul and his gentile companion Luke were still observing this Holy Day by fasting. Many biblical commentaries acknowledge that verse is indeed referring to the Day of Atonement. Certainly, if Paul, the apostle to the gentiles, observed this day, then Christians are free (1 Corinthians 11:1) to observe this day as well. But we must understand the necessity of the Day of Atonement was rendered void by Jesus’ death on the cross with our debt being paid!
Leviticus 16 is a remarkable chapter in portraying two of the major roles of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament high priest typified the role of Christ as our ultimate High Priest. And the goat which was slaughtered was a type of the one great sacrifice our loving Father gave for the entire world, so that, in the words of John 3:16, “whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
PRAYER FOCUS DAY 10:
PERSONAL PRAYER SAID BEFORE YOM KIPPUR:
Here I stand, lacking in good deeds and in fear and trembling before the throne of the God of Israel. I come before you to beg for mercy for your people Israel who have sent me. Even though I am unworthy and unsuited for the task, I plead to you, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob: Lord, Lord, compassionate and merciful, God, Shaddai, awesome and fearsome. May you bring success to my task of pleading for compassion for me and for those who sent me. Do not reckon my sin or my evil deeds against them, for I am a sinner and evildoer. May they not be put to shame by the evil I have done, nor may I be put to shame because of them. And receive my prayers as of one the elders who has a good reputation among the people. Rebuke Satan not to mislead me. And may love to you be the essence of our prayers. And cover all our misdeeds with love in Yeshua Might Name!
• Lord, we pray for the people around us who do not realize You are coming soon and first are coming to snatch away Your bride, so please awaken their hearts in Jesus Mighty Name!
• Please show us the things in our lives that are not surrendered to You to make us rapture ready. We give these things to You and ask You to change our hearts.
• Please continue to shape our characters and prepare us for Your coming.
• Lord, draw close to people who are afraid of Your snatching away, so they will not endure your wrath to come before Your second coming. May they surrender their lives to You in Jesus Mighty Name!
• Please use each of us to tell others the good news of Your soon snatching away in the clouds in Jesus Mighty Name!
• Father, please give us a heightened sense of urgency in our work for You. Let us live with daily hope that Jesus is coming soon to take His bride to the wedding feast of the Lamb.
• Lord, bless the work of each person participating worldwide. Strengthen them to continue to the works of Christ Jesus in their daily life’s.
• Lord, we pray for each person on our individual prayer lists. May they see their need and open their hearts to the Holy Spirit.
• Lord, thank You for Your promise: “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
• Thank You that You have people in every city who are hopefully looking to heaven and awaiting your return and snatching away in the rapture.
• Thank You that You are working in the hearts of the people we are praying for today and may you bless everyone participating in this fast in Jesus Mighty Name!
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS 10 DAY PRAYER AND FASTING PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 2023. FOR THOSE THAT DON’T KNOW EACH WEEK WE HAVE CORPORATE FRIDAY FASTING AND EVERY MONTH WE HAVE EXTENDED CORPORATE FASTING AND PRAYERS THAT ARE NO LESS THAN 3 DAYS IN LENGTH. ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN AS THE LORD TARRIES. MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME!
SHALOM, SHALOM, SHALOM
Pastor Robert Clancy