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--February 22 2017--

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Youth; Next Generation

 
DAILY DIRECTIVE - Day 28 // March 1st

Youth

Please pray for an outpouring of Holy Spirit on Canada's youth. Please pray that they would be baptized with a hunger for God. Please pray that many young people would be anointed as powerful proclaimers of the gospel of Jesus and that they would have favour with their peers. Please pray for signs and wonders to flow with the preaching of the gospel to the youth of our nation and for effective outreach strategies. Please pray for God to protect their ears, eyes and hearts from perversion and that media would be used to draw them to Christ rather than into darkness. Please pray for deliverance for any who need it and for protection from pornography. Please pray that God would anoint young people as consecrated vessels for His glory and that many righteous young people would be raised up to be our nation's future leaders. Please release God's blessing over the youth of Canada - pray that they would be blessed for His name's sake.

Psalm 119:1-176

Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Use of Tax Payers' Money

DAILY DIRECTIVE - DAY 27 // Feb. 28th

Use of Tax Payers' Money

Canada is a couple days away of attending an international conference called "She Decides" which will discuss various nations' participation in giving more money to abortion internationally. Many Canadians feel this would not be a good use of tax payers' money - especially when we have so many needs here at home such as clean water on first nations' communities, proper housing for them etc. Today please join us in prayer for our leaders to use wisdom in dispensing tax payers' dollars. Please pray that funding would not go to controversial things such as abortion but rather be used in ways that all Canadians can feel good about such as fighting poverty internationally, making more jobs for Canadians here at home, caring for our most vulnerable and the like. Thank you for your fervent intercession today on this issue as it is being deliberated over by our leaders right now.

Haggai 2:6-9

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Evangelism

150 DAYS OF PRAYER

DAILY DIRECTIVE - DAY 26 // Feb. 27th

Evangelism

Please pray for the body of Christ, from sea to sea, to be gripped with God's heart for the lost. Please pray for anointed evangelistic outreaches to spring forth across Canada. Please pray that believers will have boldness to preach the Gospel in their daily interactions with the lost. Please pray that they would be anointed with the power of Holy Spirit and utilizing the gifts of Holy Spirit. Please pray for hearts to be opened to the message of Jesus Christ and for a mass in gather of souls. Please pray that evangelism would become a strong emphasis for churches across Canada in this season..

Matthew 28:19-20

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

An Outpouring of Holy Spirit In Churches

DAILY DIRECTIVE - DAY 25 // Feb. 26th

An Outpouring of Holy Spirit In Churches

It is Sunday! The day when believers from sea to sea set time aside to gather in community to worship and be taught from the Bible. Please pray for a massive and tangible outpouring of Holy Spirit on Canada's churches from sea to sea. Please pray that God would anoint both worship teams and speakers in a powerful way today and that they would be used to facilitate God's purposes. Pray for sovereign moves of Holy Spirit today in services and in people's lives. Please pray for the lost to find their way into churches, even unexpectedly, and that they would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pray for accurate and revelatory Biblical teaching. Please pray for the manifestation of the baptism of Holy Spirit and for signs and wonders in the services today. Let's believe God for a powerful move of God's Spirit in churches all across our land.

2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Conservative Leadership Election Canada

DAILY DIRECTIVE - DAY 24 // Feb. 25th

Conservative Leadership Election

Currently the Conservative Party of Canada is in a leadership race. It is possible that whoever wins this race will be the next Prime Minister of Canada. Let's cover this election in prayer today.
Please pray that God would put RIDICULOUS favour on the candidate which will do the most good for Canada if elected. Please pray that those who are not called to this position at this time would remove themselves from the race. Pray that the Holy Spirit would give voters wisdom. Pray that socially conservative Canadians from sea to sea would purchase CPC memberships by the cut off (March 28th) so that they can vote in the election. Pray that they would vote for the candidate that would do the most good for Canada. Please pray against any voter fraud and that the election would run smoothly. Let's pray for an outpouring of Holy Spirit and in the Conservative Party of Canada.

Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Justin Trudeau

150 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR CANADA

DAILY DIRECTIVE - DAY 23 // Feb. 24th

Prime Minister Trudeau

Today we felt a strong leading to highlight prayer for our Prime Minister. The word is clear that we are to pray for those in authority so that we may live a peaceful life. Let's agree for him.
Please pray that Holy Spirit would pour out upon our Prime Minister in a profound and powerful way. Please pray that God would surround him with Godly and wise counsel and remove those who would not give Godly counsel. Please pray for His heart to be turned to the Lord in devotion. Please pray that God would use him to advance Godly agenda. Please pray that every negative word curse spoken over him that wouldn’t negatively affect him and his leadership would be broken. Please agree in prayer that the church would rise up to bless Him in prayer. If he does not yet know Jesus personally (only God knows), please pray for His salvation. Please also pray for his family in this way. Let us bless our Prime Minister in Jesus name. It is in all our interest that he is blessed to govern our nation well.

Psalm 22:28

For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

150 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR CANADA

 DAILY DIRECTIVE - DAY 22 // Feb. 23rd

Social Media

Canadians spend a huge amount of time each day on social media. Please pray that God would powerfully use social media streams such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others to release His Kingdom. Please pray that social media would be used to lead people to Christ on mass. Please pray that content that exalts Him and carries His Spirit would go viral and impact the masses. Please pray that Christians would have favour on social media to lead many to Jesus. Let's believe God for a mighty move in Canada through social media.

Psalm 34:3

Come, let us tell of the LORD's greatness; let us exalt his name together.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

5777 The Year of the Clashing of Swords

Wow! It has been over two years since I last posted here. A lot has gone on in this ministry and the direction the Lord has taken this it has broadened. This is still an intercession ministry but instead of focusing on praying for the sick the Lord has opened up many new doors and I believe it is time to start sharing what He has been doing and to see if I can round up prayer warriors who want to take this to the next level.

I'm in Canada but my eyes have been on the States watching the elections and witnessing all the changes going on. Before I go any further, I wish to state that if I was a resident of the States I would have voted for Donald Trump. He is amazing and I wish we had a prime minister here in Canada that has the depth of anointing that this man has. Now, I know there are many out there that don't like him and I can understand why, but the media has lied about his character and his actions are proving that. He supports Israel and that alone should bring great joy to Christian. We are told by God to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and President Trump is making peace and ushering in the prophecy's that are foretold in Scripture.


These are exciting but scary times!


This year is Canada's 150th birthday and I have been part of 150 days of prayer for Canada. I'm going to share those prayer points here and I hope you will pray along with me for a reformation not only in Canada but in the States and all of North America.

My country is in a very bad spot since our new liberal Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has come in. Right now the government is looking at passing a motion, M-103, which, in short, is a motion to take away free speech from Christians. It looks pretty bad.  Here's a clip from The Rebel Media.



As you can see this does not look good for Canada. Would you consider praying against this motion that has already passed the first step. The next voting on it is in April.

One more thing. March 3-5 Franklin Graham is coming to Vancouver to hold a festival of hope and there has been a huge attack from some of the Christian leaders on the coast. It is really sad. Here is a link to the CBC news article explaining. Just click on Franklin Graham's picture and it should direct you.

Festival of Hope
Canada needs a man like Franklin Graham to share the real Word of God and stir up the churches to take a stand God and His righteousness. My prayer is that he will travel throughout Canada calling the Christians to repent and seek after God, just like he did before the US elections.

Thank you for reading and praying!

Psalm 122:6 ESV
 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! “May they be secure who love you!"

Blessings,
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spiritual Warfare; The Next Generation

Ezekiel 33:1-9 NIV
1The word of the Lord came to me: 2“Son of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him their watchman, 3and he sees the sword coming against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the people, 4then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head. 5Since they heard the sound of the trumpet but did not heed the warning, their blood will be on their own head. If they had heeded the warning, they would have saved themselves. 6But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood.’

7“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 8When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 9But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.

 Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock!

I hear the sound of a clock and it is getting louder and louder every day reminding me that the time is short. I just recently read an article talking about how Lesbian premier orders Ontario’s sex-ed update to teach kids about giving sexual ‘consent’ from ‘the very earliest stages’. My heart just sunk. How can God be pleased with us? Surly our time here on earth as we know it must be running out.

I have read Ezekiel 33:1-9 before and felt an underlying nudge on my heart but it was only a dull probing. Today, as I read this familiar passage, that nudge was pretty intense and I felt if I ignored this probing I would be disobeying Father's leading. Where is He leading me? I am not too sure. I am pretty certain I am not a watchman but I am also certain that as a Christian, I have a duty to share what I know with those who Father brings into my path.

This year I am helping out with our churches after school program and youth/young adults. Many of these kids do not know much about God and I am thrilled that I have a moment in their week to share Jesus with them. What I am noticing is the more I share the more the spiritual warfare increases. Last week while helping serve lunch to these kids the warfare was so intense that after the kids left I felt very drained and just needed to be along with Daddy. What I learned was I was lacking proper prayer cover. I went in, in the flesh and not in the Spirit. There is a war for the next generation and the devil is pushing the limits. The only way to overcome is to humble myself to Holy Spirit and allow Him to lead and direct me. This week I went in to help after having spent a lot of time in prayer for those kids, the workers and drawing a blood line around the church asking Father to hold back the attack of the evil one. What a difference!!! The rebellion was gone and those kids were receptive to the word being shared.

I see God cannot be pleased with us at all. How can He when we have regulations, like the one I shared in the above article, being pressured into our school system. How can He when we have walked away from His rules to follow those which please the flesh? We, as Christians, need to blow the trumpet and spread the Word so we don't have the blood of none believers on our heads. (Here I made a mistake and mixed up two thoughts. See comment from Brenda and my response.) Once we have shared the Word then we have done what we are supposed to do and it is up to those listening to make a choice.


Prayer. 
Intense prayer every step of the way is needed if we want to see these strongholds come down. 

Blessings,
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Submission; Surrender




Happy New Year! 
2015

In my neck of the woods we are holding at around 0 degrees Celsius and have a ton of snow!! I am so thankful for 4x4 and studded tires otherwise the family and I would be home bound!

I had a wonderful Christmas with my family and our New Year was brought in with two baptisms on New Years Eve. What a deep joy to see two young kids make a public declaration of their love for Jesus. Now that’s the way to start a new year!

I also learned to downhill ski. Although I was terrified at first I did it and now I am able to make it down the green hill without falling. I can hardly wait to go again! It was so much fun.

I have spent a lot of time praying asking Father if He had a new word for me this year. 2013 I had Spiritual Warfare, 2014 He gave me Obedience and 2015 He has taken obedience and brought it into two divisions. Submission; Surrender. I have mentioned before I feel like I am a spinning top going deeper and deeper into Father as I swiftly spin on top of Jesus my Centre, my Support, my Everything.

Definitions taken from Dictionary.com. (I removed some of the off track definitions to make this post shorter, although they still do apply.)
 
Submission: (n)

the quality or condition of being submissive to another

Surrender: (verb used with object)
 

1. to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress:
4. to give up, abandon, or relinquish (comfort, hope, etc.).
5. to yield or resign (an office, privilege, etc.) in favor of another.

(n)
7. the act or an instance of surrendering.

This past year has brought a lot of changes not only to my daily life but to who I am as a person. I am being stretched beyond what I ever thought was possible. I am doing things I couldn’t even bring myself to think about without getting sick over. The biggest challenge has been praying publicly, over a speaker, leading our church in opening prayer. I still find it very hard to do but every time I obey Him, He comes right in and fills me up with His Spirit and takes over. That really is a miracle. I am so shy and I really dislike being the center of attention but just like our faithful Daddy, He gave me a way that not only helped me do this but brings great glory to Him. When I go up to pray I kneel and ask the church to kneel with me if they are able.

I am excited to see what He has in store for this year, but I must admit, I am a bit nervous too. As He shows me how to yield even more to His will, I am sure it will be painful yet He will be glorified and that is the desire of my heart.

There are two verses that came with these words.

Submission:
 

James 4:7 ESV
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


Surrender:


Mark 14:35-36 ESV
And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”



 
Have you asked Father for a word for this year 2015? If so please share it in a comment, I would love to hear what it is and how you feel about it. 
 
Blessings,
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What Kind of Sheep are You?

Spiritual Warfare Ministries of Kentucky


Jim from Spiritual Warfare Ministries of Kentucky stopped by my Spiritual Warfare page on Facebook and left me a link to their youtube page. There are many good clips they have posted there but this one I just wanted to share with all of you because it really hits on the times we are in right now.

God loves the sinner but hates the sin. 

Romans 12:9 ESV
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

Blessings,
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Not Yesterday or Tomorrow BUT TODAY!








Week 48, 2014

Rick Joyner
       
         Jesus was crucified between two thieves—yesterday and tomorrow. One of these was in bondage to his past—things he had done. The other was in bondage to the future—asking Jesus to remember Him when He came into His kingdom. While on the cross, Jesus honored the second thief’s amazing faith but corrected his understanding. He said, “Today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Many can only see Jesus in the past, the biblical, historical Jesus. Others focus almost entirely on His coming again. Yet to see Him as He is, we must see Him TODAY. His name is not “I was,” or “I will be,” but “I AM.” Yesterday no longer exists and neither does tomorrow. The only thing we truly have to live in is the present, and that is where we must see Him and walk with Him.

         I appreciate the wristbands that say, “What would Jesus do?” I wore one for years and still try to apply it to my life, but I think what we really need is one that says, “What is Jesus doing?” So an ultimate question should be, “What is the Lord doing in the world today?” Are we a part of this? If not, why not?

         A second ultimate question would be, “What is the Lord doing in my life today?” This really needs to be asked before asking the previous question. The Lord is doing many things in the world today, and no one is capable of being a part of them all, but we should understand them and know where we fit in.

         When the Spirit is first mentioned in Scripture, He is moving. I have never found a verse that says He has stopped. Therefore, to walk with the Lord in the present almost always involves being part of a movement. A movement is moving, going somewhere. This is the nature of the word of life—it is a river, not a lake or a pond. A river is moving, going somewhere.

         Where are we going in our spiritual lives?

I have finished my morning chores. The animals are all fed, the chickens are roaming in the newly fallen snow and I am in my comfy chair reading the desire of my heart, words of God. This Rick Joyner devotional is a weekly email sent to my inbox. Often I feel moved by the words Rick shares and today's devotional is no exception. It really is, for me, another confirmation about waiting on what Father has in store for me to do to further His Kingdom. It is not about yesterday or tomorrow but what He is doing today; what I am doing for Him today...

While I wait I will praise and glorify Him. 

Blessings,
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