EFFECTUAL, FERVENT PRAYER


 

I was doing my weekly  task of calling the headquarters of the many ministries and political organizations who were constantly sending their requests for donations. Recycling all the unwanted junk mail was a mundane and frustrating task, but  I was making some headway. One such mailing in particular was from the the national Pro Life alliance. I called the number to sequester our name taken off their mailing list.  The lady who answered the phone ( who happened to be the CEO) politely asked me  for my name and address so she could remove us from the mailing list. Suddenly I felt to ask her how her organization was doing with their stop-abortion agenda. Abortion has always been  a burden for me, but now was the perfect reason to blog about it today.

I knew that beside getting our senate and congress compelled to  address abortion head on, I asked her what else they were doing to gain victory.  The concern for the murder of the unborn was also spilling over into the burgeoning medical-scientific research and experimentation of  of stem cell research involving fetuses. I’m troubled that  much of the church seems either uninformed or just plain apathetic about God’s opinion of baby-killing. And that is plainly what it is.

I’ve been journaling since 1977 and have yet to ignore things which  offend, baffle or enrage me.  The slaughtering of the unborn is one thing which ignites a righteous anger and I feel disturbed that only a remnant of God’s people are in an uproar about abortion and   lone wolf atheists opposing everything Christian. I wonder about the condition of the church  in the 70’s. Why didn’t pastors  inform and prepare their congregations for spiritual warfare against the repealing of prayer taken out of schools? It looks like that period was very lukewarm and nonchalant about upholding righteousness and holiness. and sadly, this door opened up to our protective hedge being breached and any foul, evil and destroying entity could now have unlimited access.

What really disturbs me is the mainstream public’s shock regarding the attack on 9/11.  It is ludicrous that many people (probably most of them never set foot in church or had any kind of relationship with Him) had the audacity to be horrified  and angry at God for allowing the fall of the twin towers! Did any pastors or rabbis inform  their people that their parents and grandparents are responsible for allowing the breach by their lukewarmness and apathy towards prayer and the things of God. We need to start addressing our  parents and grandparents mistake and repent for them and ourselves.

Sadly,  America’s destiny has already been sealed and we will have to pay for our  parents  immoral apathy.  Though many of us weren’torn yet or were children or adolescents at the time of the repealing of prayer in schools and the Roe vs Wade, that doesn’t exempt us from making a stand now to stop abortion and infanticide! Untold millions of babies are still be murdered each year and the latest stem cell research.

http://www.rtl.org/prolife_issues/LifeNotes/SacrificedWithoutConsent.html

America’s corporate sin is great and will be retaliated, nevertheless, God’s word says that the son shall not pay for the father’s sins and vice versa. Each one shall  stand in account for his own personal sin and for corporate sins he participated in, (which would also pertain to not doing the right thing when faced with the ability to do so). Gloriously,.  God’s own son has made provision for those who are in covenant with Him and His Son and they alone will be protected and provided for when  the world systems collapses and God’s righteous judgment crashes down. No one will be able to stand His wrath and His wrath is fair.(Selah)

Stop and think for a moment about what occurs doing an abortion. It should be law that every person within the age of consent watch a live video of an abortion. Maybe this is what it will take to open our eyes to the barbarities of these bloody killings.  Maybe one of these  live killing videos will  move our senators, congressmen and judges to boldly address the murder of the unborn. The enemy is alive and well and perpetuating human sacrifices, thus the killing of babies via abortion or stem cell research.

This video is extremely disturbing and you’ll end up weeping for this precious one as I did.  Please pray for these  priceless babies not be butchered anymore. Thank God for Alex Jones and his powerful  documentaries and journaling!

Going back to my phone call with the Pro-life administer, I asked her to explain to me what things were needed to gain victory. She said  the people needed to deluge their  lawmakers, the senate and congress with phone calls and letters.

I thought about this for a moment and pondered that we spend hours on Facebook, watching sports and TV programs and video games, but we can’t spare an hour to make calls or compose a letter to our congressman to remind him that abortion is murder of an innocent unborn baby! I hope someone is being convicted, because I am. God’s people are embroiled in stupid strife,  upset about being “unfriended” and even pastors are focusing their energy on slandering other ministries and/or ministers! People, we need to get focused and compassionate.We will have to stand an account for every idle word we speak, every negative attack-or suspicions we make on others and every sins of omission, ( refusing to do the godly thing, like voting responsibly, electing Goldy leaders and adamantly opposing evil, (in our laws and our constitutional freedoms…which we are apt to lose because most of us just don’t care). We are called to protect the orphans, widows and strangers in their time of affliction! Jesus called us  to be the salt of the earth and a city on a hill, not to acquiesce to one loud mouth atheists who gets hi/her way and gets the job done because of his extreme determination! Where is our determination, folks?!

Let’s not think for a minute that our constitutional freedoms and right to life will exist without strong  opposition.  Satan’s MO is to enslave and  cause misery to all of humanity. So, Jude tells us in 1:3 to contend earnestly for the faith!

Jude could not resist appealing (parakaleo, “exhorting, encouraging”) to his readers that they contend earnestly for the faith. The powerful expression contend earnestly translates a present infinitive (epagonizomai) and stresses the need to defend the truth continually and vigorously (cf. 1 Tim. 1:18; 6:12; 2 Tim. 4:7). It is a compound verb from which the English agonize is transliterated. From Jude’s day until now, true believers have always had to battle for the purity of the salvation gospel.

That being said, it is time for the body of Christ to start contending for righteousness, obedience to God and His commandments and to our calling to be our brothers/sisters keeper. Until we do that, our nation will receive utter devastation. It may be too late for the nation as a whole, but it is not yet too late for His true church to redeem herself by repentance, fasting and prayer.

Come now my brother and sister, let us reason together in the lord and let us receive God’s mercy helping to repeal  Roe Vs Wade and incite prayer in schools and public places.

Prayer:

Father God,  we repent and renounce our wicked nonchalance towards evil, unrighteousness and sin. We cry out for your mercy, even in wrath, (Hab 3:2). Remove our heart of stone and replace it with Your heart of flesh, (Eze 36:26) Deploy your warrior and ministry angels across the United States, the every church, pastor, rabbi, teacher and public servant, every mayor, governor, assemblyman, congressman, senator and  as far as the white house, to war against the spirits of death, violence, apathy,hate, fear and injustice. Holy Spirit, incite your people to get spiritually aggressive against abortion, stem cell research and defending our constitutional rights. We know that time has run out, but perhaps if there are two grains left in the hour glass, let them stay suspended until we have our victory in you. We declare  a shift in the earthly and heavenly realms. We thank you, Father, for once again hearing our fervent and effectual prayers. In Jesus name, we pray, amen.

TRANSPARENCY WITH GOD, Pt 2


 

 

CHRISTIAN MASKS

Two years ago, one a dear pastor-mentor asked me if I would connect in a woman who seeking a prayer warrior. I agreed and contacted the sister. We clicked.  I couldn’t wait to “storm the gates” of hell with her in prayer each morning. She was also a natural healer-practitioner who wanted to assist me in my Lyme Disease and Dystonia battle. We had our love for our cats and composing worship songs as common ground and talked about everything wonderful, musical and spiritual under the sun. She introduced me to a very complicated and very costly protocol, (costing well into thousands of dollars). I balked at the cost and reminded her that healing from Jesus never put anyone into a lifetime of debt. I wasn’t being facetious, just concerned about the burden of juggling so many supplements with foods and the RIFE machine. I was shocked when I received an eight page very angry,  condemning letter that made me cry for half an hour! When I emailed her and as her if she was mad at me, I got no comment and never heard from her again. That last I heard, she emailed my husband with news she had lost her rental house and was living in her car. She I was heart-broken that she was destitute and sick. Mark and I decided to bless her with a check and one of my hand-made beaded chokers to let her know she was still a Queen in Father’s eyes.

I reeled with shock and grief at the sudden severing of this relationship, but abrupt endings of this nature happen everyday for people all over the world. It can emotionally traumatic to receive a damning letter from someone you loved and trusted. Events like these often disturbed my peaceful momentum, especially since I came from a background of abuse, but I’ve learned to focus on restoring peace and harmony by bringing the schism to the Lord, forgiving and praying for the person. I then become creative and joyful again. Our response to angry confrontations is to pray for those who persecute or offend us and especially if they are our brethren. We should also not gloat over any misfortunes that befall for the way of love is showing compassion.

When we are hurt, insulted or accused of something we didn’t do or say, our flesh can allow our tongues to set aflame a forest fire of retaliatory damage. We must consistently abide in Father-Jesus presence to keep our flesh bridled. Paul tells us in Rom 12:18 to try as much as possible to live at peace with all men.

The glorious and transforming essence emanation emanating from Holy Ghost through us determines the outcome of Father’s blessing and provision. When we discipline ourselves to flow in His unconditional love, (and forgiveness) we will see a local, national and global soul-harvest We often hear it said “There is strength in unity” We just have to read our newspaper headlines blaring examples of chaos and disunity all across our own America everyday. Scattered groups seethe in civil disobedience. Racial hatred and rioting brews between law enforcement and angry protesters. Political parties are also in disunity about how to address and solve the problem of an ever-rising and astronomical debt. Going down the line, we see husbands and wives at enmity with each other mistrusting each others motives, manipulating to get needs meet and controlling to Lord over. Here is an example of a fragmented and disunified America at her worst.

To God’s dismay, His people are in the same position, disorganized, squabbling, impotent , pathetic, not to forget busy-bodies scrutinizing everyone’s walk and business but their own. Do we really think Jesus is coming for a bride in this condition?
It is time to look in the mirror and ask Holy Spirit to scrutinize us for the purpose of purifying us.

We cannot continue in our state and expect to see God’s supernatural signs and wonders. His hands are tied by our self-righteousness, unresolved conflicts, prejudice, harshness, and condemnation which weakens the fragile fibers of God’s tapestry, His church. Imagine a complicated machine with many parts and electrically powered. If there is a short somewhere in the wire and the connecting wires are severed, the machine won’t work. Once the breach is repaired either by soldering or reconnecting the wire, the machine does its magic. This is how the body of Christ also operates.

Apostle Paul gave us a beautiful descriptive picture of how important everyone of us is in the body. Each child of God is a crucial part of the smooth-running of His body! Two people, a couple or a group can have a schism and all are affected. The momentum of the machine is slowed down or stopped. We wonder why our ministries, marriages and finances are not flourishing and as an ever-flowing fountain of water. We cannot expect for fruit from works of the flesh. Peace and joy comes from an uncluttered and pure spring. When we walk in love, we bear patiently with each other and are tender-hearted.

Paul tells us to bear each others burden Gal 6:2 We are all responsible for each other growth and well-being. We shouldn’t stand idly by if a brother or sister is in sin or making poor choices for his life and family. Wise and mature elders are to groom and teach the younger and inexperienced. This is how the body of Christ should operate, in fullness and harmony. The trend of Christian apathy must change in the United States and the heavy burden should not be borne by the tiny percentage of intercessors? All of us are responsible with our gifts, talents and abilities to mesh with each other in divine harmony.

… 25 …so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. 1 Cor 12 25-27

I’ve had to deal with many other disturbing and confrontational issues with various people. I most stressful one with one of my husband’s friends, a fellow minister who thought it was his calling to scrutinized my every spontaneous ministry endeavor-activity. He’d often counsel my husband.

“You need to control that situation.” or ” My wife would never do that. Anita is out of order.” Once too many times, my husband would remark during a spat, “I need to put my foot down like pastor ( no name disclosed)  says!”  Looks like an insecure, controlling and manipulative spirit here. This  man needs to mind his own business and pray about me if he is that  bothered. that much by my excitement to go out spontaneously to minister at a nursing home. This type of scrutinizing and controlling advice is  greatly damaging to a marriage and certainly does nothing to build up a wife’s hospital ministry!

I also had to deal with  the contention of another Christian brother who would start a discourse with my husband and end  six to seven hours later into the wee hours into the night!  Though his visits were infrequent, the tiny window of time my husband and I was often devoured by his nebulous conversations. He could not see my concern for my husband’s need for  sleep and our need for quality time together on the week-ends. He was obstinate with pride and refused to be courteous and respect our marriage covenant and relationship. The last time he came to visit, he exploded in anger when I asked my husband to reserve the last hour of Sunday night for our time. He was so enraged by my request to my husband that he wrote me a 10 page letter beginning with how domineering I was. I couldn’t believe that the same man I prayed with in my car after my grocery shopping two years ago was the same person who lunged at me in rage in my own house!

He has yet to apologize, but I’ve forgiven him and moved on in prayer for him and God restoring our friendship.

Another strange confrontation happened to me about eleven years ago. A dear Christian musician-artist sister’s husband bawled me out one day by phone with the most hateful accusations. He didn’t believe my intentions with his wife (or our relationship) was godly. I loved being around this sister and loved being involved in perforating and ministry. he called me a user and manipulator and that I manipulated my best friend-music partner for years. I was so shocked and sick for days!

I didn’t hear from this dear woman for over eleven years, but never ceased praying and blessing them. Just imagine the fruit of our friendship, the fellowship and ministering to souls with our combined gifts. Satan loves to disturb the balance and harmony of God’s people with mistrust, hard-hardheartedness and pride.If this couple would have sat down and we all reasoned and listened wirth the Spirit, many wonderful things could have been accomplished for the kingdom.

Satan’s spirits are usually at the root of angry, hateful confrontations or accusations and we must be on guard to his devices. When the body is weakened by unforgivesnness, bitterness and false slander, we cannot overcome the attacks that come our way. Our prayers are hindered by our prideful resistance to apologize and reason in fairness and love!

So, here is the connection between the rise of ISIS, racial tension, persecution, genocide and every other malignant evil. The body of Christ is the salt of the earth.We are the city of a hill and from which all nations should look too because of our righteous and obedience to god’s commandments and ordinances!Proverbs 29:2 tell us that the righteous increase, the people rejoice. But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.

America and the rest of the world are groaning!

The enemy gains power when God’s people are weak with strife, disharmony and pride. For the creation awaits in eager expectation for the revelations of the sons of God! Rom 8:19. It is time that we all gaze into God’s mirror and see the haggard, weary sin-scarred visage staring back at us. Let us not believe in the deceiver who has fooled us into thinking that we are right with God because we are memorizing scripture, attending Saturday or Sunday services, keeping the Shabbat, tithing (and even praying (in the flesh). Let us worship…in Spirit and in truth. John 4:24

How fruitful are our “godly” activities when we’ve ignored and minimized our broken or strained relationship? Husband do you belittle or ignore your wife’s passion to win souls and her passion for heavenly things? Wife do you neglect to cook, take care of the house and honor your husband? Children, do you disrespect and rebel against your parents? Pastors and elders are you meddling in people’s “out of the box” marriages and ministries when it’s none of your business? These are some of the “insignificant”(in our eyes) sins, but crucial as far as the health and fruitfulness of the body of Christ.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Let us not love not in word but in deed. 1 John 3:18 Let us not do cheap lip service, “I love and pray ” for so and so everyday, yet we talk about them like dirt behind our backs. Beloved, Help us Holy Spirit to love each other fervently and with pure hearts., forgiving each other.
Help us to be transparent with You and with each other, confessing our sins so we can walk in healing and joy!

In the matchless name of Your Son, Jesus, Yashuah
Aman