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Help Me 26/40

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Here we are on day 26.  Let’s remember to continue to walk in humility, repentance, and constant prayer as we move toward the completion of week four. This is not where we have started and this is not where we end.  We are right in the middle of where God wants us to be.  You can do it, go ahead and press on through it.  

In a place of humility as well as being strengthened by Holy Spirit, never be afraid to ask for help. The individual self-sustaining mentality especially in The West is that you must do it yourself and it is a shame and disgrace to ask for help.  However, at some point, we all get to a point beyond what we can do in our own strength, physically and spiritually, and that is when we must go to The Lord and others and ask for help.  It should never be an issue when we ask for help as long as we are pressing in to The Lord and seeking Him. Then, when we ask for help, we are asking others to press in to The Lord with us and help us out with what they can do in the physical or spiritual.  

Even when we are being obedient to The Lord and doing everything right, we will still need help to overcome the insurmountable obstacles of the world. We go to God first, but must not overlook the fact that God has placed us where we are in community with others to help us.  Jehoshaphat was king of Judah at a time when it was not exactly popular to serve God. He reigned in Judah at the same time as King Ahab and Jezebel in Israel. His righteousness and faithfulness caused him to outlive the rulers of Israel’s wickedness

Jehoshaphat is walking with The Lord and bringing great spiritual reformation to Judah so of course the blessing and favor of God is upon him and he has no problems, right?  Let’s look at what takes place in today’s reading:

2 Chronicles 20:2 Then some came and told Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, from Syria; and they are in Hazazon Tamar” (which is  En Gedi).

Three pagan kings see the blessing of God on Jehoshaphat and gather together to come and destroy him and all of Judah.  Word is brought to him that there is a great multitude coming against him.

Vs. 3-4 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. So Judah gathered together to ask help from the Lord; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the Lord .

Jehoshaphat was a real man and when this great multitude came against him, the enemy tried to bring in a crippling spirit of fear to overwhelm him before the battle even took place. He was not without fear, but recognizing his fear, Jehoshaphat set himself to seek the Lord.  Then, he gathered together all of Judah to humble themselves in prayer and fasting in asking The Lord for help.  This was the proper response. Jehoshaphat  goes to God himself and realizes this is bigger than just him and calls the whole land to help him in seeking The Lord together. There is great power that comes from seeking The Lord together with others.  That is one reason why we are joining together as a community, literally all over the world, seeking The Lord as one.  

During this time of prayer, fasting, and seeking The Lord together, Holy Spirit comes upon Jahaziel and the word of God comes forth:

Vs. 15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

God uses Jahaziel to strengthen and encourage not just Jehoshaphat, but the whole assembly not to fear. Because they have come to God together and placed the situation in His hands, He will now take care of it.  Judah got what they were looking for, but they did not leave and get back to their daily work they had forsaken to come together.  They continued in humility and worshiped The Lord.

Vs. 18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem bowed before the Lord, worshiping the Lord . 

They worshiped before the victory took place. They chose to worship at the simple word that was brought forth. Even beyond this, they decided it was time to put true faith into action.  If this is God’s battle, we are going to do something truly radical.

Vs. 20-21 …Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord , For His mercy endures forever.”

I want to point out that God did not tell them to send the worshippers first. This was not a word of The Lord, but this was pure faith that God would do what He said.  The people are so sure of Lord to do what he has said that they place the worshippers in front of the warriors. If this is The Lord’s battle, He will go before us and defeat the army, and we will come after him and worship him for the victory.  Somehow, the fear that once gripped Jehoshaphat has turned into faith in action as he has asked for help from God and his community.  This is the result.

Vs. 22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.

Here was God working a mighty sign and wonder for his people because they had joined together, strengthened each other, and acted in faith as one.  This was all a result because one man asked for help in the most overwhelming situation. God and his community joined together to rescue Jehoshaphat from the place of fear and helped walk with him into victory. 

Here we are today, every single one of us have situations in our lives that we have been humbling ourselves, praying, fasting and seeking the Lord to change. Lost family members, demonic attacks on health, depression, fear, oppression and so many more supposedly insurmountable obstacles ominously overshadow us every day.  It is time to ask for help first from God, and also the community of faith around us that God Almighty will speak and work in a way we have not yet seen.  I encourage you, you are not alone! If you would like this community to be praying for you, please send us a message or leave a comment below. 

Jesus, I need your help! I choose to come to You as my strength and my rescue. Raise up a community of faith around me that I can join in seeking you together that community victory may take place in mighty ways all over the world.  Help me to join with you and others in walking out faith in action and seeing your glory manifest that we may worship you together in deeper ways than we ever thought possible!

Practical –

  • Ask Holy Spirit for help
  • Ask Him to raise up your community of faith 
  • Ask this community to join you in seeking The Lord
  • Apply faith in action to the word and promises He speaks

Be blessed today to see the God of Victory made manifest to destroy and decimate the overshadowing mountains of difficulty that have arisen around you.  May you be quick to run to Him for help.  May a community of faith arise around you to join with you in seeking The Lord and seeing His promises manifest in a special way!

Jeremiah, Man on Fire!!!

URGENT: Syria on the Brink

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On April 5, 2018, the Lord placed a spirit of travail upon me, opening my eyes to the reality of the horrors that have been taking place in the nation of Syria over the past seven years and that have continued taking place even present day. The sorrow and pain in His heart for His children was so heavy that I was unable to bear the weight of it. He spoke an urgent word then which I shared my the post, Intervention for Syria.

I have been closely watching the events taking place in Syria and praying the word of the Lord forth. Early this morning while in prayer, He burdened me with a deep urgency to pray unlike other urgings that I have felt prior to. In this place of urgency, He spoke a cataclysmic word of the dire need for watchmen to arise and stand upon the walls in intercession for the nation and future of Syria.

The Word of the Lord came unto me saying,

Oh, Syria, I will not leave you broken, for I will restore you. The enemy has sifted you and tried to cast your life into the fire instead of your dead, lifeless, and fruitless parts. I have seen the sheer atrocities set upon you and indeed, I am and have been utterly displeased! I am sickened by the evil in man’s heart. With every life lost to the hands of evil, the enemy truly brings a holy righteous anger boiling forth from Me. I hear many crying out, “when will it end?!”, as the cries for justice burst forth from the blood-stained ground.

An assassination plot will be carried out against your heartless ‘leader’ and he will be removed, yes, plucked from his seat of power. Just when he thinks that he has it made, has taken control of you and is seated in his lush high place, I will rip his throne right out from under him; just as I did with Haman. His pride and greed has set him up in high places and his world will soon come crumbling down in a burning heap of rubble! Every stronghold that he has laid up for himself in high places will come crashing down around him.

I will use this time to break in and bring relief from the death, destruction, and decay that has rampantly spread throughout your land for far too long. BUT, YOU MUST PRAY, oh, Syria! This window of opportunity will be brief; and the enemy is a blood-sucking leech.

The battle in the unseen over your life is greater than the war that has ravaged your land and slaughtered your children. There is a great war over your very existence and the enemy is dead-set on continuing his campaign of death until nothing remains but ashes. YOU MUST PRAY with the urgency of Mordecai burning in your hearts, that the spirit of Esther would arise in this window of time.

The enemy’s runner-up in this edict of death is far more evil at heart that his predecessor; for he would seek to claim this throne illegitimately. Yes, he has been training up in the spirit of divination in the secret place awaiting his chance to take over. Even this man has been placing curses on Assad to get his opponent out of the way. As evil as the demonic influence has been within Assad, how much deeper the seed of evil that is in the heart of this Hazael.

Where Assad would seek to gain control of every square inch of your land, no matter the cost; Hazael would seek only utter decimation. Where Assad destroys indiscriminately; Hazael would annihilate with intentionality all of your weak and vulnerable ones to completely destroy your bloodline and wipe your future from existence. YOU MUST PRAY for Michael, My fiercest warrior to intervene with victory in this window and DO NOT HESITATE OR DELAY, for the enemy of your souls stands at your doorsteps!

Brothers and sisters, we absolutely cannot stand idly by any longer and think that just because these atrocities are being carried out on the other side of the globe that it does not affect us. Every single thing that takes place in the earth has a direct effect on the physical and spiritual present and future of creation.

No longer can we stand idly by in our pathetic apathy as Christians when the future of our Syrian family is in the hands of the enemy! If you look up pictures and read up on the news from this nation or any other nation in the world going through conflict and you find yourself numb and true compassion doesn’t engulf you to the point of beseeching the Lord for intervention and warring in the spirit, then you have allowed yourself to become so numb to the heart of the Father. You have allowed yourself to become separated from the reality of His design for us. It is time to awaken out of our spiritual slumber and step up to the plate. The enemy wants to keep us under spiritual anesthesia so that we are uncaring and unaware of the havoc he is wreaking in the earth.

We were created to shift and flow with Him, to partner with Him in what He is doing in the earth and in the heavenly realm. “To do nothing out of self-preservation is to be dead already.” This word is for Syria, but it is also for the Global Family of God. It is a call to come out of spiritual disconnect and to awaken to the reality that the power of the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. When we pray, we are releasing a thunderous sound into the supernatural realm that shakes demonic dominions, uproots unbreakable fortresses of darkness, and destroys the influence of the enemy in the earth!

Katie, Pure Fire of Yahweh