Pray for President Trump

I have been given a prayer assignment for President Trump and I pray intently for him and his leadership team daily. I had a prayer assignment for President Obama as well. The Bible verse mentioned above urges that we pray for leaders regardless if we agree with them or not. This is important because it allows us to hear God more clearly and align with biblical principles that will open the Heavens over us.

As the weight of the office settles on him, President Trump is under pressure and needs your prayers. He is being refined from a business leader into a President. Like many of us who have gone through promotions, he is in the “fire of the Lord” right now. Whether you agree with him or not, he needs your prayers.

Here is the prayer strategy the Lord gave me:

  • Pray that God would surround the President with godly counsel and wisdom.
  • Declare only those chosen by God can be placed in leadership positions.
  • Ask God to speak to spouses and family members through dreams and revelations. An example of this in the Bible is when Pilate’s wife had a dream that helped her husband deal with the crowd concerning Jesus (Matthew 27:19).
  • Pray our leaders will call upon godly counsel to help interpret and advise.
  • Declare that all demonic spirits and influences will be revealed, and the plans of the enemy will be made known.
  • Ask God to bless and protect them.

I pray this daily for the President and other leaders. I want to encourage you to come into agreement with this.

Prophetic word for the United States

The Lord gave me this word on the morning of the election (November 8, 2016):

“O America, I still love you and see your zeal for Me. Satan has asked to sift you like wheat and the enemy has been waging war against you. But a remnant is going to arise to possess the land. Your sons and daughters are going to awaken from a sleep and rise up like a mighty army. They will be like David’s mighty men (and women). Yes, women! I am moving on women in this hour. I am going to do this and it will bring about great changes that are needed for this time.”

This is a time to be in the unity of the Spirit, even if we do not agree on everything in the natural (Ephesians 4:3). It is unity that will reveal and break the plans of the enemy.

Blessings,

Doug Addison

 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1–4 NIV

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My Daily Bread Prayers By Cindy Jacobs

February 23rd, 2017

Inspirational, Prayer
As a prophetic intercessor, my regular prayer time usually involves listening to the Holy Spirit and praying what is on His agenda moment by moment; however, there are a few things I’ve chosen to pray for every single day. I start my mornings with them and often return to them again before I close my eyes at night.
This list has grown over the years, as I have learned and grown. I hope these prayers will encourage you and impact your heart the way they continue to impact mine.
Psalm 91

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” (Psalm 91:1-16; NKJV)
Many years ago, as I was writing my book, Possessing the Gates of the Enemy, I studied about the power of praying Psalm 91. I was particularly struck by outstanding stories I read of God’s supernatural protection over soldiers as they recited this psalm on the battlefields of World War I and II.
According to a few commentators, some Jewish rabbis believe that this psalm was intended to be read in case of demonic attacks. I have embraced their insight and find myself turning to these words every time it feels like the enemy’s activity is increasing.
Each day, I pray this psalm over my family members by name, over our home, and over our GI staff and their families. I include other people whenever the Lord leads and even extend it to geographic areas at times.
Last fall, I was preaching during a time of pretty intense spiritual warfare, but I had become slack in claiming these promises. I ended up falling in Jerusalem and fracturing my foot! It was a sobering reminder to be more diligent, especially in seasons of very important spiritual assignments.
The Peace of Jerusalem

We are scripturally commanded to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). In fact, there is a promise that those who do so will be blessed and those who do not will be cursed. The Lord loves this important city and wants all of its inhabitants to be safe and blessed.
Power for Miracles and Souls

“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.” (Acts 1:8; NKJV)
This passage promises the power of the Holy Spirit. One day, it occurred to me that, since I long to see a new level of anointing as I minister, I should pray this verse daily.
I definitely saw an increase in power as I was faithful to declare these words. In fact, shortly after I started aggressively pursuing the promise, I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, ministering to the sick, and powerful creative miracles broke out. Metal rods, pins, and screws were turning to bone, or God was healing people’s bodies so they didn’t even need the metal anymore. For instance, people with rods down their backs could suddenly bend and touch their toes! You should have seen the look of joy on their faces!
The Prayer of Jabez

“And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, ‘Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!’ So God granted him what he requested.” (I Chronicles 4:10; NKJV)
Years ago, after I read The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkerson, I decided to do my own study on this passage. At first, I had a bit of a hard time praying that God would bless me. It seemed rather self-serving and not very humble, but gradually, I realized that if I was blessed, then I could bless many other people.
Perhaps the most noticeable shift in my life from this prayer is the amount of favor I have received. Many doors of influence opened for me worldwide, including significant doors with heads of state.
The Power to Get Wealth

“And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” (Deuteronomy 8:18; NKJV)
Theologically, I always believed this verse was for me; I knew that if I had wealth, then I would be able to help establish God’s covenant in the earth. But I had never systematically decreed for Mike and me to receive the power to get wealth.
Since this is a promise given to God’s people under the Abrahamic covenant, I realized I needed to claim it for my life. I started doing this around six months ago, both personally and for the ministry. Since that time, our staff has been moving on a new level of ideas to release blessings to us. I also believe that those who give to Generals International will be blessed as well.
These five prayers are not merely ritual or routine. They have become daily bread—God’s promises to sustain me through all times and seasons.
I am encouraging you to ask God for your own daily bread! What are the promises of God that you need to claim each and every day? You will be delighted at the new level of authority, favor, protection, and answers you will receive from Him as you faithfully decree His word over your life!

Welcome to the 60’s – Now is Your Time!

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Gina LaMorte, New York, NY

Recently one morning, I saw a vision of a couple locked arm in arm, standing side by side. They each had grey hair and beautiful well-worn sun-kissed skin. They were dressed in comfortable and colorful free-flowing clothes. They were clearly in their 60’s, but their faces were lit up with so much joy that their youthful spirit shined brighter.

Suddenly, the picture went from this couple in their 60’s to a vision of the Jesus Movement, and in an instant I heard the words, “Welcome to the 60’s.” As I heard this, I felt a strong impression that it was time for those who are in their 60’s to see the greatest move of God they’ve ever experienced in their lives, and that everything they’ve worked for in their lifetime will now come alive.
Now is the Time for Those in Their 60’s
The message was very clear, “Now is the time for those in their 60’s.” This vision was so powerful, and while I saw that in the natural, this generation may be looked upon as tired, worn out or perhaps they have believed their best days were behind them – but in fact, it was the exact opposite. I saw a generation of warriors who were up for the challenge from Daddy God and equipped with more gear (wisdom) than ever in their lives. (Photo via Flickr)
This group was armed, ready and waiting to go in for the fight of their lives with fervor and excitement to take back for the Kingdom all that was ordained before the beginning of time. They had so much joy, energy and expectancy. They were literally standing on the edge of a line – waiting for God to sound the alarm and give them the “yes” they’ve been waiting for to move forward and take back the territory they’ve been contending for, for decades.
They were waiting with sickles to reap the harvest, not just because they saw it there, but because they have simply been waiting on God for to Him to say, “Yes, it’s time to move.” Now is the time. Now is the time. I heard God very clearly say, “These are the years they’ve been dreaming about. These are the harvesters. These are the chosen ones. These are the ones who have paved the way. They were born for this.”
I literally saw men and women joyfully jumping and dancing together with so much excitement that they couldn’t contain it. All of them laughing and rejoicing together, arm in arm, ready to run the race to win and take back the territory and reap the harvest. They knew in their spirits “the time is now.”
John Paul Jackson – California Dreaming
When I pressed in for more of what the Lord was really saying, it was like seeing a collision of the Jesus Movement and people in their 60’s. There was a crossover of some sort. I then saw the word “pioneers” written out along a dirt path with trees on both sides. However, at a beach, I saw John Paul Jackson leading the way for those in their 60’s. It was as if he had paved their way and broken the ground for these chosen ones. And there were many alongside of him and behind him who were ready now to fulfill the rest of this vision.
It brought excitement to my spirit and tears to my eyes as I saw the greatest move of God begin to manifest. Everything, and I mean everything, that John Paul prophesied and declared – everything that was woven in the hearts of men will take place in this now time and led by those in their 60’s.
As John Paul walked forward and led this pioneer pathway, I saw him look back smiling with so much peace and joy, with the most beautiful and blinding twinkle in his eye upon all those he called “friends.” It was like Jesus so glaring through him. It was a movement of what God had pioneered through John Paul. These wise ones (friends), which I believe symbolic of grey hair and were skin-kissed by the “Son” have their hearts so closely knitted to the Father that what flows out of them is just a natural OVERFLOW of what they have been basking in for decades. (Photo via Wikipedia)
With Hearts Ablaze
I saw their hearts on fire, ablaze even more in the glory than when they first caught on fire for Jesus. They had the fire for God and knew they were changing the world together. I saw this generation of people in their 60’s literally locking arms like a bunch of long-lost friends, linked together through Jesus. They couldn’t wait to finally all come together and do what each of them individually were doing all over the world alone; but now they were standing all together like they knew each other already in the spirit.
While in the natural, it may look like time may have weakened them, but instead it was like time was non-existent because experience and wisdom had strengthened them. It was as if Isaiah 40:31-2 came to life and was marked specifically for this generation. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not get weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
I saw them bringing sons and daughters under their wings and Millennials were flocking to them for their wisdom. They were asking, “How can I become a Revivalist?” It’s the wisdom from their intimacy of all that time spent with Jesus in the secret place that will simply drip off of them like honey feeding a baby bird. These 60’s children will be responsible for leading Millennials into their callings. This is a tandem Kingdom operation.
Welcome to the 60’s. NOW is your time. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)

In style and spirit,
Gina LaMorte

Email: Gina@GinaLaMorte.com

Website: http://www.GinaLaMorte.com
Gina La Morte is a prophetic speaker, author, celebrity fashion expert and social entrepreneur with a heart to set people free and unlock their God-given dreams; releasing them into their divine destiny, in both the ministry and marketplace. Gina’s compassion for people and passion for the prophetic, led her to serve as a leader in NYC with Creative Kingdom Expression. She has served with Aaron Horton, Georgian & Winnie Banov and Bethel School. She has been lead to speak at Randy Clark’s GSSM, and work with Doug Addison on dream interpretation and prophetic ministry.
Gina has been a celebrity fashion stylist for O, The Oprah magazine, People StyleWatch magazine, the Academy Awards, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Mercy Multiplied. She had been featured on FOX, ABC, CBS, and the 700 Club to name a few. She was the founder of Boho magazine, a socially conscious magazine that was sold in 37 countries and at Whole Foods, Target and more, and won the AVEDA award for Best New Magazine of the Year. In January 2017, Gina launched TRADE by Gina La Morte, her fashion brand that trades fashion for freedom, a charity supporting women and children coming out of human trafficking. She authored a book titled, Designing Your Dream which you can find on her website.

We Are Coming Out of Captivity!

Denny Cline
I haven’t really thought about the year ahead till worship this a.m. I started thinking how much America has been in a Babylonian captivity for decades. Have you ever noticed how many of the OT books of the prophets are about either coming into, being in, or coming out of captivity? This was Israel’s history, but many nations could say the same including America. The Lord led me to Jeremiah 33 and said, “We are coming out of captivity.” Here is what I believe the Lord is about to do, in my words inspired by the Message version:
“Call to me and I will answer you. I will tell you things you can’t figure out on your own. So let’s get to praying and give thanks for we are coming out of captivity. What you saw as desolate and ravaged has aroused the anger of the Lord.
“Now take another look for I am about to do a thorough renovation. I will restore everything that was lost. And I will build it back as good as new and bring healing inside and out. I will forgive everything they did wrong and scrub clean all the dirt they did to Me.
“America will again become a center of joy, praise, and glory for all the nations of the earth. The nations will be in awe at the blessings I pour out on her. So thank the God of the Angel Armies.”
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2017–A YEAR OF CLEANSING, RESTORATION AND LIGHT

Rick Joyner

There is a great and deep cleansing coming that will illuminate many varied and destructive deceptions. One of the most destructive deceptions has come by the clutter in our lives that is consuming our potential fruitfulness with meaningless activities and things that do not profit. There is grace to face this mountain this year and see it moved.
I saw a closet that was so full that you could not get into it, and when the light was turned on it was still hard to see anything. As our prayer life in Scripture is compared to a closet, the prayer lives of many have become much like many of our closets–so full of clutter that it is hard to even get into them, and hard to find what we need. There is grace this year to clean out our closets, to bring peace and order to our lives, and find the place and relationship we are called to have in the Lord. This will be revolutionary.
As revealed in Scripture, one of the enemies basic strategies against God’s people is to “wear out the saints…” The clutter and meaningless stuff and activities in our lives are not benign, but are robbing us of some of the most important things in life. As we remove this clutter we will see more light, and have more of the abundant life we are called to. 
That abundant life will mostly come through greater freedom, light, and relationships–with the Lord and those we are called to walk with in this life.
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Pray for the Borders of Your Home

Here’s what I have been saying and a way to pray protection over your own home…”An Attack On Our Youth – Pray for the Borders of Your Home”

by Karen Hardin, Tulsa, OK
As I was praying I saw a quaint home surrounded and protected by a fence. In my spirit I heard the Lord say, “Pray for the borders of your home.”
Warning Dream For Our Youth
Not long ago I had a dream of a young man who was being beaten over the head with a bat. He was curled in a ball on the street with his hands and arms trying fruitlessly to protect his head. I woke up gasping and in tears. “Lord, is this something that has happened or is this something that can be changed?” I asked.
I knew immediately it was something that could be changed. It was a warning. The more I prayed, the more I realized that this was about our young people. The battering of their head was actually the battering of their minds to destroy the thoughts of their upbringing and batter them with the ideas of the world until they were broken down. Their hands and arms were trying to protect their heads, but it was fruitless as the attack relentlessly worked to force new ideas to accept that which was contrary to the Word. It was a constant barrage so intense that they could not withstand the beating without a miracle.
The Struggle For Today’s Youth
So it is today as our young people are bombarded with the mantra to be “open,” and “tolerant,” of sin because to do otherwise is to “judge.” They have been beaten over the head with these words and images at school, in movies, in music and in books and many have, in response, turned against their parents’ instruction and upbringing. It has brought chaos into the home. The constant barrage of these words of “acceptance” and “tolerance” has been so unrelenting, that it has whittled down their resistance until it has exchanged the truth for a lie.
But I received the word that, “It can be changed.” Pray for the borders of your home.
It is imperative that we pray for the borders of our homes, our schools, our churches and our nation against this onslaught that has insidiously worked to rewire this young generation’s beliefs. Some parents and leaders, in fear of losing these young ones, have allowed their own beliefs to adapt to this barrage. It has allowed their borders to be broken down. We are to pray for the borders of our homes.
There have been many who have been standing and praying for breakthrough for your children and your children’s friends. Many have a burden to pray for the millennial generation which has been taken captive by this deception. It has come through a spirit of pride that has taken up residence in their minds and hearts.
But it can be changed through concentrated prayer. Do not take your eyes off the promise for the authority is yours. 

Here are 5 Prophetic Declarations to Secure Our Borders:
1. I have a peaceful and secure home.
“My home is peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” Isaiah 32:18
2. My children are returning.
“Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be carried in the arms. Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.” Isaiah 60:4-5
3. They are blessed.
“Your offspring will be known among the nations, and your descendants among the people. All who see them will acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the LORD has blessed.” Isaiah 61:9
4. They will know the truth and receive instruction.
“And those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction.” Isaiah 29:24
5. That shall sanctify the Lord’s name.
“But when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, They will sanctify My name; Indeed, they will sanctify the Holy One of Jacob. And will stand in awe of the God of Israel.” Isaiah 29:23
Do not be weary in your stand. This is your seat of authority to walk in and call forth those given for your care. Pray for their minds. Pray for their hearts. Pray off pride and deception that would cause them to err in mind and that they would know the truth that will set them free. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Karen Hardin

PriorityPR Group & Literary Agency

Email: Karen@lightandremnant.org

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Karen Hardin is an author, minister and literary agent. She is called to exhort, encourage and help raise up the remnant. She desires to empower those who have grown weary so they can reposition to walk in identity and destiny. Her work has appeared in “USA Today,” “World Net Daily,” “Outlook Magazine,” “Charisma,” “CBN.com,” and more. Karen has a passion to help others reach their highest potential and achieve their dreams with the message God has given them. She and her husband, Kevin, make their home in Oklahoma along with their three kids.

A Now Wod by Lana Vawser via Lance Walnau

​I ASKED THE LORD ABOUT KIM CLEMENT’S PASSING….
THE GOVERNMENTAL MANTLE IS SHIFTING AND INCREASING UPON MANY OF HIS HEART PROPHETS 
Lana Vawser

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Recently I had a vision where I saw mantles of governmental authority on fire. The fire was a good fire and the fire of significant increase. As these mantles were on fire, I also saw sceptres been extended and Isaiah 22:22 swirling all around and batons being passed in the spirit. 
With the passing of a Kim Clement, my heart has been greatly saddened and grieved. The world has lost a friend of Jesus, an amazing man, and powerful prophetic voice. He has left a great legacy and has paved the way for others. I watched a Periscope by Lance Wallnau yesterday and he so beautifully articulated the truth of how Kim contended and paved the way in the prophetic so we can then enter into that realm/level of gifting with great ease and grace. 
I was talking to the Lord about Kim’s passing, and how grieved my heart was. My heart wrestled with his passing and trying to understand what has happened. Was it the enemy that took him out early, was his mission upon the earth completed, my heart wrestled but the Lord did not give me a specific answer. What I did see in the spirit was a picture of many now standing on Kim’s shoulders. That there is a shift taking place right now and because of Kim’s ministry, his laid down life, his love and pursuit of Jesus, his worldwide impact and breakthrough, the Lord has made a way through him for prophets to go even further than he ever went. What an honour and privilege it is to partner with the Lord in honouring the amazing man, life, legacy and price that Kim Clement paid, to see Jesus glorified on the earth, His voice heard clearly and to make a way for others to go further than he did. 
As I pondered this with the Lord, although some of my questions were not answered, what I did feel the Lord did say to me was “The governmental mantle is shifting and increasing upon prophets. There is a changing of the guards taking place.”
The fire of God is falling upon the governmental mantles to bring increase. The Lord is extending sceptres to many prophets to bring freedom, healing and breakthrough into nations. God is increasing the authority over many of His heart prophets right now. They are moving into greater realms of influence, greater connections and favour to bring life and unlock healing and destiny of nations. 
I saw the mountain of GOVERNMENT on fire! The Lord is releasing governmental authority over the prophets to assist in the change of nations, but also to be positioned in the governmental mountain to bring about great change. Where doors may have been closed to many of the heart prophets for a long time and they have been in the place of waiting, and door after door seemed to close, the Lord is now opening door, after door, after door into government in cities and nations in significantly increased ways. 
The Lord is awakening many of these heart prophets to their authority in cities and nations. Awakened to the revelation of their royalty in Him. This significant increase of governmental authority is shifting first to the prophets as they forerun and then released into the wider body of Christ. 
In the fire of increase upon these governmental mantles I saw keys EVERYWHERE. 
The sense surrounded me that in this increase and shifting taking place that God is releasing greater revelation and keys of His plans in the nations and governmental mountain to the prophets concerning a His plans. 
“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.”
Prophets of His heart, you are now going to move into a new realm of visionary worship. You are going to SEE as you worship the King of Kings in awe, delight, wonder and purity like Kim did, in an increased way. You are going to receive double portions of sight and revelation. 
God is raising up many of His heart prophets to a new level of sight, insight, discernment and wisdom for a greater global impact and influence. He has been training you, He has been moulding you and preparing you for something completely new. Many of you are in a transition stage where God is about to move you into a new level of governmental authority and influence in the governmental arena. 
Encounters with Jesus are about to take place to give you greater insight and strategy into the new realm of governmental authority that He is releasing over many of you. You are going to be called for suddenly in this season. 
God is increasing the UNITY amongst these prophets right now. They are standing together in honour, celebration and support of one another like never before. There is an increase in synergy, momentum and confirmation happening in explosive ways between the prophets of His heart.
The Lord showed me specifically that this governmental mantle increase was falling upon “His heart prophets”. The ones who know His heart, know to steward His heart with humility and purity, you are about to be extended in your capacity and influence significantly and as you minister in this new level of governmental authority and influence the FRUIT of your ministry shall be the HEART OF GOD, His love, character and kindness released into cities and nations in significant ways. Newspaper headlines shall confirm your words. Signs and wonders shall follow. Crisis averted because your ear has been on His chest. What He gives you and as you step up and move in your authority, the heads of snakes will be cut off that are being sent into cities and nations to bring death, suffocation and poison to hinder what God is doing. 
Now is the time more than ever to PAY ATTENTION AND PRAY! He is increasing your insight and discernment and will show you many things to pray and see radical change. There will be a test that shall come for many in holding in your heart what He shares with you and pray when it would be easy to release. He is taking ,any of you deeper into the inner chambers of His heart. Let us cry out for discernment and wisdom to know what to release and what to hold and has been given to us as a assignment of intercession. 
The sudden shifting is taking place!!!

2016 – Plan On God Using You Like Never Before by Bill Yount

Posted: 03 Jan 2016 07:01 PM PST

God is going to use you this coming year like never before. Make plans for it. If the Lord has called you to write, write. If it’s painting, paint. If speaking, speak. If doors don’t open for you to speak anywhere, go out in the woods and speak to the trees. You will soon see trees as men walking. Speak to the mountains and you will start seeing them move, even in your own life. Billy Graham started by preaching to cows. God plans on using you this coming year like no other generation.

The first reason is: The Lord needs you more than ever in a world that is falling apart. The second reason: The lost will be calling on you, asking you to give the reason for the hope that is in you. The Lord is sending His angels to loose you into the harvest fields with your gifts and talents. Don’t worry about having enough training. Your trusting in the Lord will be your training this coming year. Make your plans now. It’s time.

Pray with eyes open and ears attentive … Ezekiel 40

Prayer is not just a monologue. It is a dialogue. God speaks to you as you pray.

Ezekiel says, ‘The hand of the Lord was upon me’ (v.1). He was called to be a prophet and a preacher. To a greater or lesser extent, this is the task of every believer in Jesus. We see what is involved (v.4):

See: ‘look with your eyes’
Look at everything going on around you with the eyes of the Spirit. As D.L. Moody said, ‘The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe.’
Listen: ‘hear with your ears’
Listen to what the Lord says about it all. In your two-way communicatio
n with God, what he says to you is more important than what you say to him.
Attend: ‘pay attention’
‘Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity,’ wrote Simone Weil. This applies to all relationships including your relationship with God.
Tell: ‘tell … everything’
It is not enough just to see and hear. We must obey. Be willing to say what God tells you to say.
Ezekiel receives a vision of a new temple. It is a visionary temple intended to be symbolic. In this, it is like the city described in Revelation 21:16. There is a symmetry and perfection about it.

At the heart of the temple is a room where the priests ‘draw near to the Lord to minister before him’ (Ezekiel 40:46). To ‘draw near to the Lord’ was restricted to a small number of a small tribe in the Old Testament (‘These are the sons of Zadok, who are the only Levites who may draw near to the Lord to minister before him’, (v.46)).

Now, through the blood of Christ, you may draw near to the Lord to minister before him. What a great and wonderful privilege this is. ‘But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ’ (Ephesians 2:13).

Lord, thank you for this amazing privilege that I can draw near to you. Help me to keep my eyes open and my ears attentive to hear what you are saying. Give me the courage to speak and the faith to pray the prayer of faith.

Stressed About Someone? Here’s What You Can Do

Stressed About Someone? Here’s What You Can Do About It.
Doug Addison
November 12, 2015

With the holidays rapidly approaching are you already finding yourself in stressful situations?

Being around family members, spending money, eating foods that are not good for us, feeling lonely or uncertain about our future—these are just a few things we deal with this time of year and they can cause us to feel negative or down.

But I want to encourage you because there are things you can do that can turn these stressful relationships and situations around so you can be at peace.

There are things you can do that can turn stressful relationships & situations around.

(I also just released this prophetic word about how peace is so important for us to enter into the new season at hand.)

And while you can’t personally change a person, you have the power to change a lot more than you think. Starting with this:

You can shift the spiritual

There is a spiritual atmosphere all around us even if we are not aware of it. Here’s what I mean:

Have you ever been around someone who has a negative outlook on life? Or maybe you walk in the room and you can tell that someone is mad at you. You can feel the negative vibe even if they have not spoken a word.

This is an example of how the spiritual atmosphere operates. If negative things can have such an effect on us, then it can be the same with positive.

There is power in what we agree with and allow into our thoughts and life. It is so important to rise above the negativity happening all around you and connect with God’s higher thoughts and plans.

Why this works

What we focus on,how we think and how we react to a situation really matters. If we are continually seeing what is wrong with a person or situation we can be blinded to God’s creative solutions.

The things that we sow we shall also reap in our lives (Galatians 6:7). This is a very important spiritual principle that we need to be aware of and it explains why some people who are sowing negativity will receive back trouble and turmoil in their lives.

Changing your life can be as easy as changing how you choose to view a person or an event happening to you. It is really important that we choose to have a positive effect on people around us. There are things that we can do that can turn around any situation or bad relationship. And we can learn from the situation so we can grow.

Tom’s story

I was talking with a friend who told me he felt controlled by his boss and dreaded going to work each day. He was not in a place to change jobs so he reached out to me for advice. I’ve been in his situation before so I shared with with him what worked for me, to shift the atmosphere.

Here are 4 things I encouraged my friend to do, that can work for you too:

I asked him to make a list of the positive qualities about his boss. That’s right. Not list all the negatives, but the positives. He reluctantly came up with a few good qualities of his boss.

• I recommended he find a way to bless his boss by doing something for her that she would like.

• Then I encouraged him to ask God to show him why his boss is the way she is.

• Finally I advised that he pray for his boss each day for a week.

Within a short period of time, the spiritual atmosphere shifted over Tom’s work and he started getting along with his boss. He also began viewing his job more as a ministry as he applied these steps to the other relationships at his work.

We do have power

When we feel powerless to change a situation, we can start feeling like we are victims to our situations especially when it comes to relationships.

But God has given you everything you need to succeed. You have the Holy Spirit in you and God’s love and power to guide you.

God has given you everything you need to succeed.

You have everything you need to heal and repair broken or bad relationships, to start new friendships and strategic relationships, to find a mentor or even find your life partner.

All you need to do is become aware of the power you have and be intentional in how you respond to things around you.

Here are a few easy steps to get you started in this:

• Stop blame shifting: Take full responsibility for your life.
• Stop complaining: Step away from negative talk and thoughts.
• Start blessing: Find ways to bless those who are not being nice.

When you take positive steps toward change, you will shift the spiritual atmosphere over your life in a relatively short period of time.

Learning to turn around negative relationships will free you up to align yourself to positively influence people around you. These principles can apply to your spiritual life and even deepen your relationship with God.

Another step you can take to positively change your life is to attend this online workshop I am doing this month called Changing the Spiritual Atmosphere Over Your Relationships.

Blessings,

Doug-sig

Doug Addison
DougAddison.com

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