Shield Up! Prayer Alert for America

From Cindy Jacobs of Generals International

We are encouraging the intercessors of the nation to pray to keep the nation stabilized through December 19th.

There are two issues that need our ongoing prayer:

  1. A possible recount of the electoral college. You are probably aware that Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, is raising money for a recount in three states, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Hilary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, is now joining in on the demand for a recall. Money is being raised to pay for these recalls and millions have been raised. Recounts have changed state election results, but never a federal one.
  2. The Electoral Count proceedings. It is possible, but not likely, that a recount could affect the landscape of the Electoral College. However, this has been an usual election cycle. While we must pray for these two issues, it is critical that the eyes of the intercessors must focus, in a large way, on the following for the Electoral College.

God gave warnings, as early as 2008 by Chuck Pierce, concerning the need to watch this electoral college. He recently prophesied that we must watch  for the next ten days. In fact, these are tumultuous times where we cannot relax in our fervent intercession for the nation.

Many are not aware of the mechanics of the way the electoral college functions. It is designed to give each state a voice in the election.

Here is a quick rundown:

December 13th

  • States must make final decisions known, over the appointment of their Electors, at least six days before the meeting of the Electors. This is so their electoral votes will be presumed valid when presented to Congress.

December 19th

  • The Electors meet in their states and vote for President and Vice President on separate ballots. The Electors record their votes in six “Certificates of Vote,” which are paired with the same Certificates of Ascertainment. The Electorals sign, seal, and certify six sets of electoral votes. These are sent to Congress.

December 28th

  • Electoral votes (the Certificate of Vote) must be received by the President of the Senate and the Archivist no later than nine days after the meeting of the Electorals.

January 6th

  • The Congress meets in joint session to count the electoral votes.

If a state submits conflicting sets of votes, the two houses acting concurrently may accept or reject the votes. If they do not concur, the votes of the Electors as certified by the Governor of the State of the Certificate of Ascertainment would be counted in Congress.

If no Presidential candidate wins 270 or more electoral votes, a majority, the 12th Amendment of the Constitution provides for the House of Representatives to decide the Presidential election. If necessary, the House would elect the President by majority vote.

There have been what is called “Faithless Electors” in the history of the United States, such as in 1836 when 23 Virginian Electors acted as a bloc.

Although no such faithless Electors have changed the outcome of any election to date, the 12th Amendment was needed in the election of the Vice President under Martin Van Buren, as the result of “Faithless Electorals.”

Richard Johnson, Van Buren’s VP pick, lost by one as the result of them changing their votes. This caused the need for the 12th Amendment to be invoked and it went to the Senate where Johnson won by one vote. Although he was confirmed, this caused Johnson to be a political embarrassment to his party.

It is important to understand the workings of the governmental process and that we pray for order to keep the ship of state steady in these times.

We must pray for the Electoral College and Electors. We must cry out to God to unify our nation, as well.

The need to appeal to heaven has not diminished since the election. Let us raise our voices to the God of the nations to send mercy upon us now more than ever.

Standing in the gap with you!

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An Encounter with Jesus Concerning The USA Election and Trump

BY: LANA VAWSER OF LANA VAWSER MINISTRY

Recently I had an encounter with the Lord where He showed me an assignment of the enemy that is about to be released into the body of Christ in the United States of America regarding the US election that is about to take place in a little over a month.

Before I share this encounter with you, I want to state this and make it clear that since I felt the Lord speak of Donald Trump in this encounter, firstly I am not releasing this word from any “political standpoint” of reviewing any policies or agendas. I am simply releasing this word from an encounter that I had with the Lord and felt a strong urgency to release it.

Secondly considering the video released yesterday from 2005, I want to say firstly that the Lord DOES NOT condone sin, and by releasing this encounter I am not condoning Donald’s past actions, but felt an urgency to publish this encounter as a warning to the body of Christ.

As I pondered this encounter in light of yesterday’s video, I felt a stirring from the Lord to not focus on the past but what God is saying TODAY in THIS SEASON right now.

I was standing in what looked like a “commission room” in hell and so much darkness around. I saw the enemy and he was about to release a horde of demons upon the earth into the United States with a specific target against believers.

What I noticed about these demonic spirits was that they had blindfolds in their hands and they were ready to “move”.

I asked Jesus what these demonic spirits were and he said that they were “spirits of deception”.

I then heard… “My people that are not pressing in for discernment, to hear My heart concerning the US election and who I have anointed for the next Presidential Term, will be brought to a place right now in this season where they will be blinded by deception. This army that is about to be released into the body of Christ in the USA are coming to blind people to the truth that I have anointed Donald Trump and Mike Pence and the people of God need to hear this so that they keep pressing in for discernment despite what the media and the ‘natural world’ says. Things are going to continue to escalate and pressure intensify to push Donald Trump out, but My people need to take their place and stand with Me to see My purposes come to fruition.”

The sense surrounded me that this is a very strategic moment, a time of urgency and a time to pray even more fervently. The sense of ‘laying down agenda(s) and simply seeking the heart of God for this new season for the nation of America that is approaching.

I felt this reminder from the Lord to His people in the USA to be praying for discernment right now and to lift their eyes up higher. Place not your eyes on ‘media’ or the ‘natural’ but really continue seeking His heart. I felt such a strong sense of an ‘increase in onslaught’ in this US election in this “last leg”, and God’s people are going to need eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying more than ever before.

As I have sat with the Lord on this word, I have felt the Lord’s heart for His people to not get “caught up” in what is going on in the “natural”.

The very heart of this word ultimately was I felt a call from the Lord for His people to “come up higher”. To not be bound up by what is being reported or what is not being reported. The fate of a nation does not hang on MAN, it’s in the hand of the Lord and the ONUS is on the Church right now.

I believe Jesus is calling His people in light of everything going on in this messy situation in the USA with Clinton and Trump, to seek His heart above ALL ELSE.

Put your hope in Jesus. To cry out for the Lord to bring a cleansing and a turning in this nation. To really individually continue to seek out the heart of God and ask the Spirit of God to give eye salve so there may be clear spiritual sight regarding this election and the destiny of the USA.

“Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see” ~ Revelation 3:18

This is not just about Donald Trump/Mike Pence, this is about the destiny and the fate of the United States of America. The Lord sees BEYOND today, and it’s time to really seek His heart and His ways.

This is really a time of repentance for America and calling forth the plans and purposes of God in the nation and a surrendering of agendas to align with His ways, even when we don’t understand. It’s time to stand in the gap more than ever before for a move of God in the nation. I felt that this is a very strategic moment right now, the fate and destiny of the nation hangs in the balance.

Blog Convergence – Who are the enemies of Revival?

This will be the concluding blog featured in Blog Convergence 2016 – EMPOWERMENT. As we are informed and taught to be empowered for the revival, let us not forget to deal with its enemies. Get a macro view of these enemies today!

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Revival is at hand and is now! But the enemies of revival are also catching up on the great move of God in our generation. Identify these enemies today! – Read more…

 

Blog Convergence – Where are the Joseph’s?

This is our seventh blog featured in Blog Convergence! Know what God has revealed to His child in the secret place…

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The world is crying out for the manifestation of God’s anointing like of Joseph. Prophetic voices and manifestations are now being enlivened by the Spirit of God. Learn what God has to say in this hour! – Read more…

Blog Convergence – How Vision Will Position You To Win?

This is our fifth blog at Blog Convergence 2016. Join us today as we run with God’s vision for our lives! Let us win in this life God has blessed us!

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Do you see God’s vision for your life? How will it affect your life when you align in the vision of God’s intentions for your life? Discover the power of participating in God’s purposes for your life. –Read more…

Blog Convergence – Responding to the Prophets

We are now on the third blog at Blog Convergence 2016 – EMPOWERMENT. Understanding prophets and prophecies of the Lord will also lead us to learning how to respond to them under the covering of the Holy Spirit. Here is an article from a known prophet to the nations to see how can we respond effectively to prophets and prophecies of God.

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Are your aware of the prophets and prophecies? Have you received a prophetic word of the Lord from a prophet? Learn how to respond to prophets and prophetic words. – Read more…

Blog Convergence – Can You See?

I want to warmly welcome everyone to our first Blog Convergence here in Fire Brand Generation Hour. Blog Convergence is an online event of Fire Brand Generation Hour that aims to release teachings of different ministers to edify, encourage and comfort the Church of God. This year’s event is entitled “EMPOWERMENT”.

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We will start with a very packed article entitled “Can You See?” by Prophetess Eunice Bennett of Eunice Bennett Ministries.

Can You See-minThis article will talk about the need for a very accurate and sharp discernment among the Body of Christ especially when the evil subtly becomes good upon the surface yet blatantly ungodly. –Read more…

Why celebrate Feast of Pentecost?

The Seven Feasts of the Lord: Pentecost (June 12, 2016)

From: Intercessors For The Philippines Inc. (Download PDF File)

Pentecost, Hag Hashavuot, is observed on the day after the seventh Sabbath from the Feast of First Fruits (Lev 23:15, 16, Ex 34:22, De 16:10). Fifty days after the First Fruits (Habikkurim). Israelite families would gather to travel to Jerusalem together with their servants, the fatherless, the widows, the Levites and the aliens who have come under the protection of Yahweh. The pilgrimage would be in a festive mood (rejoice before the Lord – Deut 16:10), with singing, dancing and music.

THE PROMISE OF SHAVUOT

A Festive Occasion

While Habikkurim is the first fruits of the barley harvest, Shavuot is the first fruits of the summer wheat harvest. Instead of presenting sheaves of grain, the Lord required two loaves of bread baked from fine flour and with leaven as first fruits offering (Lev 23:17). Burn offerings, sin offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings and fellowship offerings are also presented to the Lord. Furthermore, Deut 16:10 says the people are to celebrate by giving a freewill offering to God, in proportion to the blessings God has given them. All of these offerings were given with the attitude of celebration and rejoicing, because God has given them much. Even the widows and the orphans have their offerings, because God made a provision for them (Lev 23:22).

The Feast of Proclamation

After months of traveling in the desert, the Israelites came to Mount Sinai. On this day, God proclaimed His heart to the people: they will be His treasured possession, and He will make them a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. For their part, the people agreed to fully obey God and keep His covenant. Three days after, Moses received the laws that would govern their relationship with God (Exodus 19:1, 10-11). Traditional rabbinical teaching say that this was the first Shavuot, and the laws (Torah/Ten Commandments) are likened to a ketubah or marriage covenant between God and His chosen nation. But a sad turn of events happened even before Moses could give them the regulations from God. The people committed spiritual adultery by bowing down to the golden calf (Exodus 32), and as a result 3 000 people died that day by the sword. More perished from the plague God sent among them as punishment for their sins.

The Fulfillment of the Covenant

On the very same day hundreds of years later, the disciples of Jesus gathered in Jerusalem fifty days after the Jesus resurrected (Acts 2:1-4). They were in Jerusalem for the traditional observation of Shavuot, and they were together in one place, as JESUS commanded them (Luke 24:49). Suddenly, as on the day Moses received the ketuba, there was a fire, but this time it was in tongues of fire that settled on each one of them – the Holy Spirit has come upon them and has endued them with power to proclaim the Lord Jesus (Acts 1:8). The Law (Torah) on tablets of stone, the Holy Spirit wrote God’s instructions on the tablets of the hearts of Jesus’ disciples (2 Cor 3:3),making them a royal priesthood and dwelt within them as the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:19). After Peter preached, three thousand believed in the Lord and were added to God’s kingdom that day.

PREPARING FOR THE FEAST

Israelites would decorate their synagogues and homes with greenery, floral arrangements and baskets of fruits as a reminder that Mount Sinai was lush with trees and grass at the time the Torah was given. This also symbolizes the abundant harvest God has given the people. We could also prepare for this feast in these ways:

1. Celebrate God’s Provision. The old hymn exhorts us, “Count your blessings, name them one by one.” We need to learn to thank God for every blessing, whether big or small, because they come from the hand of the Heavenly Father.

2. Proclaim God’s Praise. Proclaim what God has done. Praise Him with songs and lavish offerings, because God gives to us lavishly. Proclaim (call upon) our Heavenly Father for forgiveness for our unfaithfulness, repent and praise Him for His goodness.

3. Rejoice in God’s Revelation. Thank God for revealing Himself to us, for revealing His mind and heart to us. Receive His revelation by filling our minds with His Word, allowing the Holy Spirit to renew our minds and building up our faith by eating and drinking from His revealed truth.

4. Prepare for a Fresh Outpouring of His Power. Be in the position to receive from the Lord by keeping yourself in step with the Spirit and obeying His instructions.

CELEBRATING THE FEAST

Leviticus 23:15-22, Numbers 28:26-31 and Deuteronomy 16:9-12 contain instructions on how the feast is to be observed:

1. The people were to have a holy convocation. The day is also proclaimed as a Sabbath when the people are not allowed to work, except to prepare food. Christians could use this time to also gather together like the apostles and spend time with God. Plan a retreat or Pentecost service and sing to Him. Celebrate His faithful provision and His revelation by singing, dancing, and worshiping the Lord lavishly and joyfully. Share testimonies and breaking bread together. The Jews traditionally eat dairy foods during this time to symbolize how God’s Word is like honey and milk (Song of Songs 4:11).

2. They were to present their offerings in the Temple. Likewise, we could prepare a thank offering for the blessings God has given. Since God specifically included instructions on providing for the poor on this feast, we can choose to give to a ministry that helps the poor.

3. On the night before Shavuot, it is traditional for the Jews to learn the Torah all through the night to demonstrate how important God’s Word is and their eagerness to receive it. On Shavuot, the book of Ruth is traditionally read after reading the Torah. Ruth takes place at the time of the wheat harvest and tells how Ruth believed in God and became the great grandmother of King David (and an ancestor of the Lord Jesus Himself). We could follow t his example by spending time reading and meditating on God’s Word: the Ten Commandments, the book of Ruth and Psalms, among others.

4. Pray for a fresh release of His Spirit, that just as the disciples were endued with power we will be filled afresh with His power. Pray for greater anointing and manifestation of His gifts so that we will become more powerful witnesses. Pray for a greater experience of His goodness. Pray also for Israel, the nation God has chosen for Himself, to truly be a nation of priests as He has proclaimed when the commandments were first given.

Sources:

– A Prophetic Calendar: feasts of Israel
– The Messianic Church Arising, Dr. Robert Heidler (2011 edition, Glory of Zion Intl Ministries)
– The Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) (www.truthnet.org)
– Shavuot (www.bje.org.au)
– Shavuot – Feast of Weeks, Joel Allen, 2010, Messianic Family Fellowship (www.restoringtheway.org)
– How to Count and Omer and Celebrate Shavuot (www.setapartpeople.com)
– The Feast of Weeks: Pentecost in May, Chuck Missler (www.khouse.org)