On this National Day of Repentance, perhaps we should take time to read Abba’s prescription for repentance, recorded in the 26th chapter of Leviticus. This biblical mandate was followed by Solomon (1 Kings 8, 2 Chron. 7), Daniel (chapter 9), and Nehemiah (chapter 9). Have we wrongly believed that the repentance preached by John the Baptist and Yeshua, as well as His disciples, was of another brand? Continue reading Biblical Prescription for Repentance
Morris E. Ruddick of Global Initiatives Foundation has a powerful and much-needed exhortation for new recruits in the widely expanding realm of intercessory prayer. Continue reading The Dynamics of Spiritual Entanglements
My Facebook post this morning quotes UK news source Telegraph that plans to erect the replica of arch to Temple of Bel have been scrapped. However, though this may appear to be cause of rejoicing, I believe there is more to this than meets the eye. Watchmen and intercessors please read to the end. The confrontation with Ba’al which I wrote about last week is NOT over! With the sound of the shofar going out to the nations from every corner of the earth, Yahweh is showing His people how to repent from their wicked ways! This post contains more than what was posted on Facebook earlier today. Read very carefully to the end!
First, let’s examine the “backtracking”:
“When the IDA revealed last December that it was intending to use its data and expertise to build not one but two replica Palmyra arches – to be unveiled simultaneously in Trafalgar Square in London and Times Square in New York – it generated headlines across the world. Since then there has been some backtracking on the original idea. There will be no simultaneous unveiling in New York – they may transport the London arch there later, or build another one – and the Palmyra arch that is being reconstructed is no longer the entrance to the Temple of Bel (which survived an attempt to blow it up in August 2015) but the Arch of Triumph (partially destroyed in October) formerly located at one end of the Great Colonnade.” Telegraph, April 6, 2016
I invite you to dig into this with me. Matthew Vander Els kindly alerted me that, though widely reported otherwise, at least according to Wikipedia, Bel is NOT Ba’al, though both were worshiped as “supreme gods.”
“Baalshamin or Ba’al Šamem (Aramaic: ܒܥܠ ܫܡܝܢ), lit. ‘Lord of Heaven(s)’, is a Northwest Semitic god and a title applied to different gods at different places or times in ancient Middle Eastern inscriptions, especially in Canaan/Phoenicia and Syria. The title was most often applied to Hadad, who is also often titled just Ba‘al. Baalshamin was one of the two supreme gods and the sky god of pre-Islamic Palmyra in ancient Syria (Bel being the other supreme god). There his attributes were the eagle and the lightning bolt, and he perhaps formed a triad with the lunar god Aglibol and the sun god Malakbel.
Bel (/ˈbeɪl/; from Akkadian bēlu), signifying “lord” or “master”, is a title rather than a genuine name, applied to various gods in the Mesopotamian religion of Akkad, Assyria and Babylonia. The feminine form is Belit ‘Lady, Mistress’. Bel is represented in Greek as Belos and in Latin as Belus. Linguistically Bel is an East Semitic form cognate with Northwest Semitic Baal with the same meaning. Bel became especially used of the Babylonian god Marduk. Worshiped in triad with the lunar god Aglibol and the sun god Yarhibol.
Note that it is Aglibol that connects these two.
Aglibôl was a lunar deity in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. His name means “Calf of Bel” (“Calf of the Lord”). Aglibôl is depicted with a lunar halo decorating his head and sometimes his shoulders, and one of his attributes is the sickle moon. Aglibôl is linked with the sun god Yarḥibôl in a famous trinity. He is also associated with the Syrian versions of Astarte “Venus” and with Arṣu “Evening Star”. Aglibôl’s cult continued into Hellenic times and was later extended to Rome.
Note also that, according to the Telegraph article, it is the Triumph of Rome arch that will be installed in Trafalgar Square. Friends, this arch was established by Constantine who instigated and legalized the worldwide persecution of Jews! The battle is not over! We must declare that the only thing that will be lifted up is the name of Yeshua, Jesus, our Messiah!!!! Every knee must bow and every tongue must confess that Yeshua/Jesus is LORD over ALL! This is the only way that modern-day Elijah will successfully confront the prophets of Ba’al, Bel, and any other deity that dares to assert supremacy.
Dear watchmen and intercessors, let us keep digging as well as asking, seeking, and knocking that we may understand the truth and unravel the lies and truly be able to pray the effective prayer of the righteous. We are crying in response to 2 Chron. 7:14, “if My people….” but now we must listen to Yahweh’s response:
“Hear, O My people, while I admonish you! O Israel, if you would but listen to me! There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god. I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. But My people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. Oh, that My people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways! I would soon subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes. Those who hate the LORD would cringe toward him, and their fate would last forever. But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” (Ps. 81:8-16″
Who is “My people”? It is those who believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, whose offspring, both physical and spiritual, is “Israel.” “Israel” is “My people.” “Israel” is the name of the household of God. “Israel” is far more than the tiny nation in the middle east hated by her neighbors. Israel consists of every one who, like Abraham, “believed God and it was accounted to him as righteousness.” We are part of the “stars in the sky and the sands of the sea” promise to Abraham and his seed (Gen. 22:17).
This part of the Good News of the gospel has been hidden from most until now. WE who believe in Jesus/Yeshua are former gentiles, full citizens, heirs to the promises, and, thus obligated to keep the covenant given to Israel at Mount Sinai through Moses. We are NOT obligated by legalism; but obligated by love to the one who died that we might be come the children of God and become one with Him. We are supposed to “walk even as He walked.” (1 John 2:6). This was the plan all along to fulfill Yeshua’s John 17 prayer, “that they may be one as WE are one.” (John 17:22)
It was told from the beginning: “There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.” Exodus 12:49, also Numbers 15:16,29, and Isaiah 56:2-8. ]
Sin is defined in the New Testament as the breaking of God’s law [Torah].
Rembrandt, The Return of the Prodigal Son
instructions for life and life more abundantly which were given at Sinai. Read again the promises for those who obey found in Deut. 28: 1-14 and ask yourself “who wouldn’t want that?” These promises our ours, IF….we obey. “If MY PEOPLE will humble themselves…. and turn from their wicked ways…” We have not understood our wicked ways because we have not understood our Father’s standards of holiness. Yet, His arms are outstretched, even as Yeshua’s parable of the prodigal pictures, ready not only to forgive but to heal, to restore, to give us the robe, the ring, and new sandals.
The covenant was renewed by the shedding of Yeshua’s blood so that HIs Father’s commandments could be written on hearts of flesh, whereas they were once written on stone. Further, He gave us the Holy Spirit to empower us to walk in His Father’s ways. The same spirit which unites Jesus/Yeshua and the Father as One also unites His children and makes us one with Them in Him. Those who understand this are the most blessed people who have ever lived on the planet!
Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the Body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma Magazine. She presents her prophetic vision, originally posted on The Elijah List.
On Wednesday morning, I had a vision where I saw a huge angel: He stood so tall and so wide, and I saw him leave the throne room of Heaven on the Lord’s command and head toward the earth. I saw this angel come toward the nation of the United States of America. As I watched, I saw it land with one of its feet on the west coast and the other foot on the east coast.
When it landed, between the span of his legs and his wings, the entire nation of the United States was covered. Instantly, I felt the atmosphere get thick and heavy in the most glorious way; the presence of God was so tangible.
And again, instantly, the atmosphere around me was full of a “commissioning” from the Lord for this angel to act upon that which the Lord had sent him to do. I then heard these words that boomed with such authority it would have crumbled mountains: “Angel of Awakening, act and awaken.” (Photo by Marybeth Stafford “Fear Not” via elijahshopper.com)
Act: anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act; a formal decision (www.dictionary.com).
Awaken: to waken (www.dictionary.com).
Suddenly the angel began to flap his wings, and I could see that it was flapping its wings in unison with the heartbeat of God. As he did, I heard the Lord speak, “Winds of awakening. Winds of awakening. Winds of awakening.” Everywhere I looked there were whirlwinds being created all across the nation. These winds of awakening were bringing a great shaking all across the nation. These winds were shaking things up, and bringing a shifting and sifting.
As I looked closely at these whirlwinds, I saw them coming from the four corners of the nation, and they were all heading in one direction. It was as if these whirlwinds were alive and knew exactly where they were headed and what they were to do. They were on assignment.
These whirlwinds of awakening were headed toward the churches, toward the people of God. One thing that stood out to me was that these whirlwinds were coming from different directions and they were flowing in unison and in one accord.
I was then filled with the sense, as this angel of awakening landed in the United States, that the awakening which the Lord is ushering in will be a greater move of His Spirit to bring unity within His Bride and in the nation.
It’s Time for the Dividing Walls to Come Down
As these whirlwinds of the Spirit of God began to move through churches and the nation, I heard the Lord speak again: “It’s time for dividing walls to come down. It’s time for the dividing walls to come down.” (Photo via Pixabay)
I saw these whirlwinds moving from heart to heart of God’s people, church to church, movement to movement, home church to home church, prayer group to prayer group, and these whirlwinds would land at the “doors” of these hearts and places. They did not enter in, they just stood there swirling, when suddenly in the midst of the whirlwinds, I saw Jesus, beautiful Jesus. He was standing in the midst of the whirlwinds, and His arms were outstretched and eyes full of invitation. I then realized that there was an invitation being released from the heart of Jesus to “welcome and align” with the winds of His awakening, whatever shaking and shifting they may bring.
The beautiful thing about these whirlwinds of awakening was they were coming from His heart, they were of Him and full of such love, and they were coming to bring His people and the nation further into encounters with His love. I watched all across the nation as God’s people embraced these whirlwinds of awakening because they saw Him in them and knew they were being sent from His heart.
As the people of God said, “Yes,” to these whirlwinds, I saw a tidal wave begin to build. It was building and building and building, and it was gaining pressure on the east coast of the United States. As I was watching it gain more and more pressure, the atmosphere around me was then filled with this sense that it was “waiting” for something.
“I Have Seen Him! I Have Seen Him!”
As the people of God were embracing the awakening winds of His Spirit, they were being awakened to new levels of intimacy with Jesus. At this point, suddenly, I was taken back into a dream I had where I saw the Bride of Christ standing on the edge of a cliff; with her back to the cliff and with arms outstretched, she fell backward off the cliff into the loving hands of a gloriously good Father. In the dream I was surrounded with this beautiful, deep invitation from the heart of God to His people to lay down agendas, lay down offenses, lay down control, lay down questions, lay down fear, and just fall into the arms of a good Father, even when you cannot “see” what’s before you.
There is a new level of invitation in the heart of God to free-fall in trust into deeper levels of glorious intimacy with Him. As they fell back into the loving arms of a good Father, a new level of rest, they were going deeper in surrender to Jesus; I saw them then rising up, standing up as burning Bride! A burning Bride! a burning Bride! The Bride was on fire! Burning, burning, burning, burning with the fire of God’s love. Burning like she had never burned before. Her eyes were full of fire, and her eyes spoke the words, “I have seen Him, I have seen Him, I have seen Him!” (Photo by Jennifer Page “His Flame” via elijahshopper.com)
Everywhere she went, the sparks of the impartation of His love were being spread – onto streets, into coffee shops, into malls, into schools, into governments, into cities – releasing impartation and the manifestation of encounters with the heart of God and the fire of His love, which was bringing cleansing, purging, purifying, restoration, recompense, healing, and freedom everywhere (people and cities) the fire was released.
As the people of God were having deep encounters with the heart of God and the fire of His love like they had never had before, I saw them reaching out to each other all across the Body of Christ. Hands of repentance being extended, hands of forgiveness being extended, hands of love being extended, awakened hands that God’s heart is for His children to work together, extended.
Walls that divided, walls that divided God’s people for so long, broken through and melted away. Religion, offense, and political offenses were being broken in significant ways. I saw a huge spirit of offense, that has had its hands locked over the nation of America for so long, beginning to lose its grip. It was screaming in agony and pain as it was losing its hold to love.
Awaken America, Beautiful One!
Where the very fingerprints and hold this huge spirit of offense had, I saw angelic hosts being released to stand in that very place, and they were singing, “Peace to the borders. He brings PEACE to the borders” (see Psalm 147:14). They stood on the borders of the nation and sung, “Awaken America, beautiful one! Awaken America, beautiful one.”
The words then surrounded me from His heart: “The winds of awakening releasing deeper radical encounters with the fire of My love being released in My Bride in the United States of America is birthing and ushering in the greatest revival of unity that has ever been seen before, but My winds of awakening must be embraced. My winds of awakening must be embraced. The greatest revival of unity and love is upon you. Unity! Unity! Unity!”
Awakening of Unity!
I then noticed that every time the Lord spoke the word “unity,” I saw the heart of the nation of the United States of America light up and the words written across its heart “one nation under God.” I then realized that the Lord was highlighting that the unity of Believers in the United States of America was affecting the heart. So, likewise, the disunity of Believers in the United States of America was affecting the heart. The unity of Believers in this nation was key to bringing life and awakening destiny back into the heart of the United States. (Photo via Flickr)
The interesting thing was, as I watched this “reaching out” and letting go of offenses on many levels (personal, political, and theological were happening), I saw chains attached to many in the Body of Christ specifically keeping them from their destiny that were suddenly breaking and a catapulting was taking place and releasing them into their God-given destiny that was orchestrated from the beginning of time.
As this “reaching out of unity” was happening across the Body of Christ in America, I was taken back to the tidal wave on the east coast, and it was gaining more and more pressure and acceleration, when suddenly it burst forth. This tidal wave spread right across the nation, from the east coast to the west coast, and covered the entire nation.
“Be Washed and Awakened”
I heard the Lord speak again, “Be washed and awakened in My love. Be washed and awakened in My love.” The Lord was bringing a deep cleansing, a deep purifying, a deep alignment, a deep awakening across the entire nation of the United States as His people moved forward in unity. Unity was a key to seeing a great move of God across the nation.
As I watched the tidal wave of His love being released across the nation, I saw Hosea 3:5 flowing in the waters:
“Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days.”
The sense surrounded me that the greatest move of God, the greatest awakening, was right before this nation, despite the darkness already surrounding it or to come in the nation of the United States. The Lord was about to make His goodness known louder and brighter than ever, and this was a strategic moment that the people of God needed to decide once and for all whether they were going to take their place, or continue to go “to and fro.”
I was then taken back to the heart of the nation, and I heard it crying again like I did in a previous encounter I had, and I realized it was crying out for the sons and daughters to rise up in unity and in love across the nation, because as that happened, it was bringing life back to the heart, and bringing a healing to the land. (Photo via Pixabay)
Outstretch Your Hands and Heal the Land
Where there was an embracing of the winds of awakening and an outstretching of “hands for unity,” I heard the words, “Outstretch your hands and heal the land.”
I then had this sense that the Lord was wanting to heal the land in two ways:
1. Intercession, repentance, blessing of the land (“If My people, which are called by My name, shall 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.” 2 Chronicles 7:14).
2. The “stretching out of hands” to other brothers and sisters in Christ, no more offense, and to pioneer and work together in love.
The key to #2 was embracing the winds of awakening being released right now. The people of God would move deeper into John 15:1-11:
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not abide in Me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples. As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.”
And from that place of awakening in intimacy with Him happening right across the nation, John 15:12 was going to manifest in greater ways:
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.”
Ancient Gates, Wells, and Doorways
Ancient gates, wells, and doorways that have been locked because of a spirit of offense that has come into the Body of Christ in the nation of the United States for generations were beginning to be swung open, redug, and broken open by the awakening of love that was happening amongst them and repentance taking place on an individual and corporate level across the nation. As these ancient gates, wells, and doorways were being unlocked, a healing move of God was released through the Church and into the nation in ways that had never been seen before. (Photo by Robert Bartow “Open the Gates” via elijahshopper.com)
A Kathryn Kuhlman type anointing was being released across the Body of Christ and into the nation. A huge revival amongst God’s people and into the nation birthed from intimacy with Him, signs and wonders exploding all around, bringing transformation to the nation.
I then heard words booming from His heart:
“United States of America, the one I love, the one marked by love and for love, you are Mine!”
America, you are a nation that is about to be marked by the love of God in ways you have never imagined as the people of God embrace all that He is doing. United States of America, your destiny is to know His love and be a great representation of His love to other nations. You will represent His love to other nations as the Body of Christ rises up in alignment with all He is saying and doing amongst you.
A great awakening is upon the nation of the United States of America, and it is going to come through the people of God, as they say “yes” to Him.
Shocked Back to Life by the Love and Goodness of God
As these winds of awakening are being embraced by the people of God in this beautiful nation, I saw lightning bolt strikes being sent into the heart of the nation. The heart of the nation being shocked back to life by the love and goodness of God! God loves the United States! God is not done with the United States of America! (Photo via Pixabay)
Church of America, a great awakening is upon you! The greatest awakening! The awakening of the fire of His love and goodness all across the nation. It’s time to take your place! Do whatever business you have to do with God and with others, get in your rightful place, for you have a part to play: You are a key in what God wants to do in this nation.
Not only are these whirlwinds of awakening going to awaken you to an intimacy with Him you have never known before, the fire of His love, but they will activate and awaken your destiny in whole new ways. It’s time for the United States to be set on fire by the fire of His love and goodness. Don’t be discouraged by the darkness; fire burns bright in darkness.
This is your time! It is time!
Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the Body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma Magazine. She is also an itinerant preacher and revivalist who is traveling regularly with her family seeing powerful moves of God. Lana has a strong, prophetic voice and has a heart to see the Body of Christ develop deep intimacy with Jesus and actively hear His voice each day. She also has a heart to see people set free and walk in all that Jesus has purchased for them as they carry Christ into their world each day, awakened to His nature and who they are in Him. Lana is married to Kevin, and they are living in Brisbane, Australia, with their two sons.
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April 7, 2016 by Cathy Helms
The news in March that a monument to Ba’al is scheduled to be erected this month in Times Square, NYC and Trafalgar Square, London, has deeply grieved the many saints who are paying attention. The purpose of this post is to present a timeline of events scheduled for the rest of this month and leading up until May 5th, during which time, I believe, we will see an unprecedented confrontation of the prophets of Ba’al by believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Nothing takes our Heavenly Father by surprise! Just like He told Elijah that He had preserved 7000 who had not bowed the knee to Ba’al, I am here to tell you that many in the Body of Messiah have purified themselves and are standing together to confront this evil. This move of God, which can be traced back at least 70 years, has been gaining significant momentum since 2011 when our current president received the nomination for a second term of office. I am speaking of a major convergence of intercession across our nation and beyond.
For example, on Feb. 3, 2016, over 85 intercessory teams began to come together for daily conference calls to intercede for the Supreme Court in advance of the court considering the first abortion case in eight years. For 12 days prior to the oral arguments presented on March 3, 2016, fervent 24/7 worship and intercession flowed continuously with various prayer leaders facilitating one hour segments with along with callers that ranged in number from 5 to 50. Daily prayers continue to this day for this matter at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, as the court has not yet announced a decision.
As one of the facilitators during those weeks and an eye witness to this process since 2012 when I received an invitation to become a part of a weekly 3-1/2 hour conference call, I can testify that those who have dedicated themselves to praying for America have been greatly rewarded. As we have been led to repent for personal sin, Abba has revealed the Laodicean indifference and compromise which has led to the desperate straits in which Americans now find ourselves. Going deep into repentance on behalf of America, we have come to terms with the fact that our national leaders merely reflect the Body.
We have acknowledged that we who profess belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are our own worst enemy, being divided into some 40,000 Christian denominations, not to mention Jewish sects. Jesus/Yeshua said, “if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” It is obvious to anyone with eyes that the kingdom of darkness has claimed much territory in our lifetime. It is time to recognize it is because the Body is divided.
We are coming to understand that, like ancient Israel, the United States of America is being chastised for forsaking the instructions that were given to Moses at Mount Sinai, especially for the shedding of innocent blood. We have slapped ourselves on our thighs and wondered why we stayed silent 43 years ago when the Supreme Court ruled on Roe vs. Wade. Instead of working together for justice and mercy, the pillars of Yahweh’s throne, we have been busy pointing fingers, trying to get the log out of a neighbor’s eye while ignoring the beam in ours.
As those standing in the gap, we have pledged “no more.” No more will we be part of the problem. No more will we point fingers. No more consider ourselves better than others. No more will we be part of the problem. We will, instead, be part of the solution. We will love God with all of our hearts and we will love our neighbors as ourselves. And we will guard what Yahweh calls holy.
Even so, I dare say we are just beginning to understand the magnitude of our national guilt. For example, through the leadership of various ministries across the U.S., intercessors have in the last eight years been made aware of gross injustices in our nation throughout our history to the 500 First Nations tribes scattered throughout our land.
We have also been reminded of our grievous sin of declaring Africans inhuman, buying and selling them, as well as the rise of the ugly prejudice that still exists today in the minds of many who profess Jesus/Yeshua as Savior and Lord. In addition, we have had to face the role we played, and failed to play, as a nation in the murder of nearly 20 million people, including 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. In addition, the horror of the reality of the abortion industry has been made plain to us. Most shocking to me of all has been the revelation of the magnitude of human trafficking in the USA and the forced abortions that result from it.
Before becoming a part of these conference calls, I had no idea what a sheltered existence I have lived. I am ashamed to admit how little I cared for the victims of injustice. Neither did I understand how important justice is to our Savior and King.
Truly, we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We are a greedy and self-righteous people and we do not see our nakedness.
The reality of it all is sometimes overwhelming, yet, great hope has risen among those who are pleading with God. He has allowed us to witness and join streams of intercession issuing forth from deep springs and heretofore hidden wells across the nation—all converging into a mighty river. There is no denial that God alone has done it!
He has moved upon the hearts of those willing to make prayer and fasting a priority and, humbled by His mercy, we are coming together with no other distinction other than that given to us in 2 Chron. 7:14. “If My people who are called by My name 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.” As His people, we have laid down every denomination and doctrine, every educational degree, every racial division, everything except the Word of God—both written and Living.
Even in the number 40,000 mentioned above, we find hope. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, the children of Israel were at last brought to the Promised Land—yet not without the cost of losing all but Joshua and Caleb who were over the age of 20 when the spies brought the evil report. Also encouraging is that in the days when judges ruled Israel, when “every man did what was right in his own eyes,” 40 years of chastisement preceded a change of Israel’s national heart. Do the 40,000 denominations somehow represent the fullness of time? The fullness of our iniquity of division?
Some seventy years ago, God touched two servants by whom He would raise up an army of prayer warriors. Dick Simmons, who spent eight to sixteen hours a day praying for as far back as 1957, along with Joy Dawson, who in her many books and lectures, have laid a foundation for understanding and submitting to a life of intercession. To these two we are much indebted and grateful to God that they have been multiplied over and over by their trainees and students who have trained others.
The numbers of people who have arisen in response to Isaiah’s lament that nobody cries “Restore!” [Isa. 42:22] has dramatically swelled since 9/11. In 2015 Charisma Magazine went so far as to declare that the prayer movement had become “massively viral”  even though a multitude of churchgoers are unaware of it. “The Elijah list had 1.2 million hits in a 24-hour period when we made our first announcement. Our own Prayer for America YouTube has had over 20,000 hits over two weeks” reported the magazine.
But, that is far from all. Something truly amazing thing is scheduled to occur this week on Saturday April 9, 2016. Following the biblical prescription for a nation in crisis (Joel 2), two huge solemn assemblies have been divinely scheduled simultaneously on both east and west coasts of America. DC16 will be held at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of the surrender of Gen. Robert E Lee to Abraham Lincoln, ending the Civil War in 1865 at the cost of 600,000 lives. In 1866 on the same date the Civil Rights Bill passed over the veto of President Andrew Johnson and in 1870 the Anti-Slavery Society dissolved on the same date. In 1945 Dietrich Bonheoffer, pastor and anti-Nazi dissident, was hanged on April 9 just days before the American liberation of the POW camp. In 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King was laid to rest on this date. His niece, Alveda King, is scheduled to speak.
In addition, on April 9, 1906, the Azusa Street revival which launched the Pentecostal movement in the U.S. broke out in Los Angeles with miracles and racial healing. This week’s west coast event, Azusa Now, will commemorate the 110th anniversary of the Azusa Street revival and will be held at L.A. Memorial Stadium. With a capacity of nearly 100,000, the stadium is the 4th largest among the NFL. Organizer Lou Engle of The Call states in an online promotional video “only a united church can heal a divided nation” and that 40 years of prayer and fasting have gone into this event.
Engle goes on to explain that out of the 1997 Promise Keepers event “Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. which saw one million men presenting themselves before God in prayer, worship, confession, repentance, and declarations of commitment to Him,  came a series of divinely orchestrated events that led to the formation of The Call. Engle describes The Call as a “John the Baptist” project encouraging prayer and fasting by youth willing to be vessels for God to use to change America.
Unfortunately, in the midst of all of these activities which coincidentally (divinely?) occur in the season of Passover (beginning on the Jewish calendar at sundown on the evening of April 21), a not-so-holy event is also scheduled. A 3-D replica of an arch to the Temple of Ba’al that was destroyed by ISIS in Palmyra, Syria is planned to be erected in both Times Square NYC and Trafalgar Square, London.
Michael Snyder, publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and author of The Beginning of the End, writing for CharismaNews.com, explains that this date is not random; but is, in fact, the exact date when a very important occult festival related to the worship of Baal begins. He explains:
April 19 is the first day of a 13-day period of time known as “the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast” that culminates on the high occult holy day of Beltane on May 1. In some parts of the world, Beltane is much better known as “May Day,” and it has been described as the “Illuminati’s second most sacred holiday.” The article details a disturbing series of “blood sacrifices” during the second half of April in recent years, including the shooting at Columbine High School and the Boston Marathan.
According to Snyder April 19 is also known as the Feast of Molech or Moloch the ancient Canaanite god to whom ancient Israel was guilty of sacrificing their children, including Solomon. According to several reports, a giant statue of this pagan deity is set up at the Bohemian Grove in northern California every year.
Is it just a coincidence that reproductions of the arch that stood in front of the Temple of Baal in Palmyra, Syria, are going up in New York and London on the precise day when the Feast of Moloch is celebrated and when “the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast” begins? You can read the rest for yourself. No wonder in NYC more black babies are aborted than are born and the state is reported to have the highest abortion rate in the nation.
Dear friends, though these things may be shocking and surprising to us, our God has been preparing for a soon-coming confrontation. Nothing is hidden from Him! Nothing is impossible for “the God who answers by fire” and, IF we will respond, we are about to witness Him in action on a scale that we have never seen.
It has always been about IF! Nothing is impossible with God IF HIS PEOPLE will humble themselves, hear from Him, repent, and do what He says. Elijah had little strength and even begged to die, yet God gave Elijah the power to confront and defeat the prophets of Baal. God has always used the weak and foolish things to confound the wisdom of the world. I remind you also that it is to the church with “little strength,” Philadelphia, that Jesus/Yeshua promises to keep from the hour of tribulation because “(you) have kept My word and have not denied my name.” Let us rise up and declare HIS mighty name over our nation, YHWH, Creator, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Islamics have no problem declaring the name of their god. Let us be as bold to declare to declare the NAME of our King and His mighty power.
Is God is calling you to be part of this end-time army of intercessors? Are you longing to connect with others who are urgently, fervently crying to God for mercy and forgiveness for His people? Are you crying “Restore!” with every fiber of your being? Are you pleading for His kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven? If so, feel free to email me at cathy@CathyHelms.com and I will help get you connected with like-minded people.
Lastly, Allan Parker, attorney and founder of the Justice Foundation who works tirelessly on behalf of post abortive women as well as those who are likely to be forced into abortions, recently posted a impassioned plea for repentance on YouTube. Please take time to watch it.
We will close with the words of the prophet Joel:
“Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him… Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.” (Joel 2:12-18)
 Mark 3:25
 We would do well to meditate on the eight usages of this term found in Scripture:
Deu_12:8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
Jdg_17:6 In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Jdg_21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Job_32:1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
Psa_36:2 For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
Pro_12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
Pro_16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
Pro_21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
 1 Kings 11:7
 1 Kings 18:24