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AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE REFINER’S FIRE

Lord, it's very hard, but Your Word says when we face trials, it's an opportunity for joy. You want the testing of my faith to produce perseverance and growth (Jas 1:3-4). 

Like a refiner of silver he will sit and closely watch as the dross is burned away. He will purify the Levites, the ministers of God, refining them like gold or silver, so that they will do their work for God with pure hearts. (Mal 3:3 TLB)

I believe the word the Lord has been speaking to me and other intercessors over our nation is “testing.” I thought about the refining process, and I was prompted to go back into my prayer journal to an encounter with the presence of God. This took place on January 15, 2020. I was actually in prayer for our nation at that time when I had an open vision, which I rarely have. If you do not know what this is, it’s an eyes wide open picture or movie-like encounter playing out right before your eyes. I was surrounded by darkness and I could see red hot flames of fire. I felt an overwhelming presence that brought me to my knees. It was the holy fear of the Lord. I postured myself face down and began to cry in His presence, when I heard a “whoosh” right over my head. It startled me. I heard this repeatedly. I opened my eyes, and saw many things flying into this fire. I watched as some things completely evaporated and blew away like dust. Some things withstood the fire and passed through. I immediately knew what the vision spoke of. The vision ended and the Lord said, “Refiner’s Fire.”

For those who may not understand, I will explain what I saw. 

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. (1 Cor 3:11-15)

In this verse, Paul is talking about the judgment seat of Christ. This is judging the believers, not the lost. Notice it says our foundation is Jesus Christ. We can have no other foundation on which we build our lives. It also says the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. When I saw things going through the fire, He was testing our works. God is more interested in you first, before your ministry. He is more interested in your character than your anointing. When I saw things being evaporated, I was seeing them being blown away, like the Bible says the wind blows and separates chaff from wheat. He was blowing away the dross. He was separating the acceptable and the unacceptable. 

There is no need to fear this work of God. You are accepted by God as a son or daughter. What is not accepted is anything you have built on a faulty foundation. He tests our motives. He tests us with promotion. He tests our faithfulness with little things to see if we can be entrusted with greater. Anything that is founded with wrong motives and intentions will not stand. But it says that which survives the fire will be rewarded. God will reward our faithfulness as long as we can yield to Him and allow Him to purge us. Although the verse refers to the judgment seat of Christ, which is for a later time, He is refining us now. We are still in process, therefore we need to be refined. He does this by allowing us to face trials.

Last year was difficult, and now with last week’s inauguration, we entered this year with a bit of a shock. I read comments on my articles and fellow writers’ articles as well. When I see common themes, I pay close attention. I often feel the Lord confirming His heart through their articles and through many of your comments. Four intercessors, including myself, have written articles concerning the election fallout and have tried our best to communicate how we can pray through this. After reading the articles, I have found the common thread – testing.

The first thing to understand about testing is that it doesn’t come from the devil. He is called “the tempter.” He tempts people into sin, that they may fall away from God. Think about Jesus fasting for 40 days in the wilderness. Why did Satan show up? Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” (Matt 4:3) 

That’s right, he showed up to tempt Jesus. God however, does not tempt us. He tests us.

Beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you.  But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory [full of radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph [exultantly].  (1 Pet. 4:12-13 AMP-C)

In the Bible, fire represents the judgement of God but it also represents the holiness of God. We are called to be holy as God is holy. He allows trials to test our faith and purify us. It’s no coincidence that they are called “fiery trials.”

Indeed, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested and chosen you in the furnace of affliction.  (Is 48:10 AMP)

God doesn’t allow difficulties to punish us. He loves us. He wants us to mature and produce good fruit and then teach others. In the verse mentioned above it says, “Like a refiner he will sit and closely watch as the dross is burned away.” A refiner is one who purifies, removing every imperfection. God is the refiner of our lives. He talks about watching the dross burn away. If you do not know what dross is, the actual definition is rubbish or waste. God wants to remove the rubbish from our lives. Every impure thing must be burned away. 

Take gold for example. Naturally it doesn’t look as beautiful as when we see it in the department store behind the glass display. Gold in its natural state looks like a filthy stone with mounds of grit and scum compacted into it. There are many steps that go into purifying gold. The refiner takes the gold and puts it into a crucible. It is heated to anywhere from 1,000 to 12,000 degrees Celsius. When the gold reaches the peak temperature, the alloy, copper, lead, and scum (dross) will float to the top and the pure gold will sink to the bottom. The refiner will then skim the dross off the top and remove it because dross is worthless. It devalues the gold.  Although more steps will continue before the gold is ready to be sold, this is how the refining process is done. The gold will continue to be put back into the crucible until all the dross is completely removed and meets purity standards.

You and I are the gold. When God (the Refiner) found us, we were like that stone. We have all the potential to be beautiful gold, but the Refiner has to turn up the heat and skim off the dross in our lives. Each one of us goes through our own fiery crucible. The heat is turned up as we walk through trials, afflictions, and delays. Remember, the Refiner is watching closely. Although it’s not fun to be tested and we can certainly feel overwhelmed at times by our trials, He allows  the “dross” or impurities of our character to show who we are when we are going through it. When we fail a test, His loving hand places us back in the crucible to remove what devalues us. We will continue to be tested until we pass the test. Beloved, know that Father God wants you to pass your test more than you do. Once you pass your test, only then can you be trusted with promotion.

In the same way that gold and silver are refined by fire, the Lord purifies your heart by the tests and trials of life. (Prov 17:13)

I, as well as other intercessors, feel as if we (the Church) are being tested by the outcome of the election. There is so much unraveling, division, anger, and hopelessness in the body of Christ. We fasted. We repented. We prayed. We contended. We know what truly went on with the election, and yet it didn’t turn out how we expected. God allowed a new administration into the White House. Did God make a mistake or does He have a plan? Is He allowing our faith to be tested so he can cleanse us from everything in us that does not reflect his nature? Is he allowing this leadership to test us? We do not know what’s to come under this administration, except it will be turbulent for the Church and the nation. How will He find us? Will he find us as purified gold tried by fire or with hearts of stone – unforgiving and unyielding? Will we be the united body of Christ we are called to be, or will we be divided and attacking one another? Will he find us in faith, fear, or unbelief? 

Whether God allows this administration to go the full four years or He divinely intervenes (I am believing He will), He is working while we are waiting. He is looking for a pure and spotless bride. He is looking for people with integrity. He is looking for people who reflect His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Let’s go back to the refining process. The refiner will continually allow the gold back into the fiery furnace until it meets his standard. How does he know when the gold is pure after all the dross is skimmed away? One final test remains. The refiner will allow the gold to cool and then he will hold it up to his face. When he sees his reflection clearly with no distortion, the gold is finally ready. 

That’s right…His reflection in the gold. His life, His character, reflected in you and me. 

Brothers and sisters, this could be the Church’s finest hour! This is our opportunity in the midst of ongoing corruption, persecution, and difficulty to pass the test and be like Jesus. Our hope and faith can only be found in Christ alone. He must be our firm foundation. I think of that old hymn, “On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” He must be all that we have put our hope in and He must be the One our faith is rooted in. Anything or anyone else must come second.

Lord, I need You now more than ever. I thank You that just as You walked with the Hebrew boys in the furnace, You are with me. I will pass through unharmed, without the smell of the smoke on me. I know that just as that refiner sits and closely watches the gold being purified, You are watching me closely. You are watching your Church and this nation closely. Lord, it’s very hard, but Your Word says when we face trials, it’s an opportunity for joy. You want the testing of my faith to produce perseverance and growth (Jas 1:3-4).  You are an all consuming fire. I pray that You would consume everything in me, that does not look, act, or sound like my Lord Jesus. Purify my heart, purify my mind, and purify my motives so when You test me, I will come forth as pure gold. 

Lord, strengthen my weary brothers and sisters and let them pass their tests. Refresh, renew, and restore all hope that has been lost. We welcome Your refining in our lives. Cleanse us and prepare us for the greater works of Christ and the next move of God that is coming. We don’t see how this will play out, but we trust You. We trust that You have a plan for this nation. We trust in your righteousness and justice. Give us clean hands and a pure heart. We don’t want to be found perfect, we want to be found faithful. Fill us with Your holy fire, that we may be holy as You are. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. (2 Cor 7:1)

For You have tried us, O God;

You have refined us as silver is refined.

You brought us into the net;

You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins.

You made men ride over our heads;

We went through fire and through water,

Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.

(Ps 66:10-12)

These trials are only to test your faith, to see whether or not it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests gold and purifies it—and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold; so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day of his return. (1 Pet 1:7 TLB) 

Author Gloria Robles is a passionate intercessor with a prophetic voice for today. For more from Gloria, go to Spotify or Anchor to listen to her podcast Something To Share. (Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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  1. Thank you for this article. I have been questioning myself as to why presidential Brighton is in the White House. I could not understand why my prayers and heartfelt cry brought this outcome. Then God asked me—“Will I find faith in you? I can truly understand this outcome was a test of my faith in God. Do I truly believe His ways are not my ways? Do i truly believe that promotion comes from Him alone? Do I truly believe He is sovereign? Do I truly believe He sees the entire picture while I only see what my finite mind sees. This article clarified what the Lord has spoken into my heart. Out of this test I want clean hands and a clean heart. I want to be able to see this new administration through the Lord’s eyes of love.

  2. Right now it seems as if our nation is on fire, or at least the match is lit. The Body of Christ has fasted, prayed, and acted as Gloria said so we know that if our country catches fire, it will be a controlled burn -as in, our God is in control! I just read this about forest fires: “Forest fires help in the natural cycle of woods’ growth and replenishment. … Clear dead trees, leaves, and competing vegetation from the forest floor, so new plants can grow. Break down and return nutrients to the soil. Remove weak or disease-ridden trees, leaving more space and nutrients for stronger trees.. ” While the enemy is trying to start fires to kill, steal and destroy, The Lord is going to bring His holy fire to clear all in our life that is “dead” – not of God but of the flesh and this world. For our God is a consuming fire! 8 Years ago I had a dream that I was asleep on top of a firetruck and it was night. The blaring sirens woke me up but I could barely see anything because the sky was thick with smoke. Waking up was difficult because my body was heavy and I felt so droggy. I knew I had to help others and not just be “as one barely escaping through the flames”. Father please wake your bride up, remove whatever is keeping us weighted down – the pleasures and pain of this world. Let us be the ones who offer The Living Water that this world so desperately needs so that they may be saved from the fires of hell!

    Amen! 3
  3. Thank you, Gloria.
    I’ve always look forward to reading articles each morning here in IFA Headlines Prayer to be encouraged by y’all who have the gifts of interceding and hearing from GOD.

    Amen! 5
  4. Gloria – thank you so much for this article. Please help us keep our hearts to the fire of refinement and repentance. It is so urgent right now for so many different reasons. We can stay in the chaos or we can choose to leave it behind and live at peace with Yahweh and our neighbor.

    God’s people do get in trouble consistently and I recommend the book of Numbers if you want to see how they handled their tests in the wilderness. The theme of Numbers is grumble, complain, whine, plague of something or enemy attack either without or within, cry out to God, He saves them again then lather, rinse, repeat. If you read it outloud it is even more impactful.

    Great job hitting on the testing. Our family is being tested with something right now and when I get frustrated my husband reminds me, “We are being tested, Shelley. Just pass the test. Let’s just pass it this time, ok?” God is doing the same thing with us. “Here – it’s an open book test for you. The answers are in there and I have given you the Holy Spirit to help you find them. Just pass the test.” 🙂

    Lots of love from our house to yours!

    Amen! 12
    1. You’re welcome Shelley! I am in the midst of my own test. I love it! It’s an open book test 🙌. I’m keeping that reminder, so good. Love and prayers for your and your family.

      Amen! 5
  5. As part of this testing, GOD is watching how we treat and TALK ABOUT those whose viewpoints are different than ours. When considering our attitudes and motives at the altar, we might want to think about how many more times we want a trip to the crucible.

    BLESSINGS to you, Gloria, and thank you for this article.

    Amen! 10
    1. Oh so true Mrs D!
      I was just talking to a friend of mine about this a few days ago. We have to be careful how we wield the sword “mouth” in this season. Very wise insight, thank you and God bless.

      Amen! 6
      1. YES, Gloria, if we purport to support LIFE (which we DO), we need to speak LIFE over everything—especially our country, its “leaders” and our Constitution!

        Thank you for your response.

        Amen! 5
  6. The Lord is just reminding us to repent quickly but ignore all this noise. Keep ministering let the Joy of the Lord be your strength. Laugh often let your joy rise. Keep going, move in prayer as usual. If you repent everyday, you are right on target. Focus on the Lord and His Lordship. Look to him alone. This is simple ..blood of Jesus covers everything. Rejoice Right now the Lord is not agreeing with the cancel culture. Stay in the Word. I was praying for a physical miracle. There was a storm, I was watching TV radar, Lightning hit the TV, it changed channels, a minister who is well respected began agreeing with me in prayer on exactly what I was praying. Anointing hit, was delivered, was standing in the gap for another sister in Christ needing the same healing. She got healed. This is NOT a season of skill but Condition of the heart! Stay pure. Be still, listen to the Lord for YOU! Do what he tells YOU! Pray then pray. Fast then fast. Repent then repent. But move forward n don’t get bogged down in error- perfectionism. Joy joy joy! Is our strength. Let it rise like a river flowing for others! The enemy wants to drag you down. The Lord wants to raise you up! We are His alone. Amen

    Amen! 17
  7. Amen. I must confess I have allowed the enemy to steal my joy the past couple days. I am sorry church. Where I go, I tske you with me and I am dorry I let uou down. Please forgive me. It is my goal to get back up and get up stronger than before by the grace of God. Thank you Jedus for uour blood that covers ALL my sin and that I am saved to the UTTERMOST! 🙌

    Lord try me…see if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. In your mighty name

    Amen! 13
  8. That story of testing for me is now. The last few months I have had to reexamine everything it seems. I have had to reassess how I have been praying, where I really put my faith and was I actually more concerned about God’s will than the “will of my prayers”. It has been a major overhaul and it’s not done yet (it seems like it may never be done and that is part of our walk on this earth).
    At times, it has actually caused me to doubt my faith in God.
    Refining is a painful work at times. There’s no avoiding it if we truly are trying to walk with and understand God’s ways. At given moments, I even longed for God to just take me home. But God always seems to find the avenue to help us keep going during the process of refinement. He is always merciful and loving.

    Amen! 17
    1. Hi Cole,
      I relate to alot of what you shared. I am confident that when we are in this place of reexamining ourselves and in moments of weakness and questions, He’s closer than we realize. Refining is very painful, but the end result is purity. And Jesus said “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Jesus talked about the pruning. I’m sure it’s painful being stripped, but the end result is growth and more good fruit. I also think about the potter and the clay in Jeremiah. The clay was marred, but the Potter didn’t throw away that clay, he put it on the wheel and reshaped it. When God’s at work even when we don’t understand it, the end result is for our benefit too.
      Praying for you and thank you for this honest testimony.

      Amen! 6
  9. It occurred to me that while the iniquity of the wicked may be complete, the repentance and renewal of the Body is not. I continue to pray for conviction of sin, repentance, holiness and renewal for myself, people I love, and the Church.

    Amen! 18
  10. Thank you Gloria for this article. In times like this, I think its important for us to cry out to God. Allow ourselves to be as honest and transparent with Him as we can be. Let what is deep inside, come out to Him, for He sends the Comforter to console us. He can handle it, He wants to handle it. He will lead us into a deeper relationship with Him if we allow Him to see our frailty, our fears, our disappointments, our failings. Like Gloria said, it is this time of testing, in the crucible of that purifying heat, that we transform into that Christian that can be used more and more to bring the will of God to our nation and the world.

    Amen! 19
    1. Thank you Michael! It’s becoming a little more clear when I’m reading the Bible, that God’s people rarely cried out in repentance or deliverance when the conditions were favorable. It was usually in times or hardship,or in times of consequences to their rebellion. But even at that every time they cried out, the Lord heard their cries and delivered them. What a wonderful, merciful, God we have.

      Amen! 11
  11. The testings and refining have been hard, like moving all my life. Losing my husband was a very hard trial. There were and are other trials but they have shown me God is faithful. Trials are hard but necessary to grow. What Gloria Robles has written has reminded me to be faithful and to hang in there, loving and trusting my Heavenly Father. Thank you Gloria.

    Amen! 19
  12. I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. I love the allegory of the Refiner and His Reflection, which kept me closely reading until I found it at the end of your message. Yes Lord, I pray You see Yourself in all Your people…we were all created in Your image, for Your pleasure and Your purpose…forever. Thank you Father for Gloria’s vision and thank you for giving her words to perfectly share this encouragement.

    For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. Coloassian 1:16

    Amen! 15
  13. I’m nearly 74 and have been a Christian for 48 years. my greatest test I guess is the early death of my young husband and father of my 3 little kids. But In that time God walked beside, and His grace and presence was tangible.
    The hardest times are the periods when I’m not experiencing the tangible presence of God. Those dark times drive me to my knees in self evaluation and repentance. Thankfully there will be no dark days in Heaven we will live in His beautiful light.

    Amen! 20
  14. Amen.
    Purify my heart
    Let it be as gold
    As precious silver
    Purify my heart
    Let it be as gold
    Pure gold
    Refiner’s fire
    My heart’s one desire
    Is to be
    Holy
    Set apart for you my Lord
    I choose to be
    Holy
    Set apart for you my Master
    Ready to do Your will.

    Amen! 18
  15. Lord make us willing to be willing to face and go through all trials that come our way, knowing that you are refining us, training us in the ways of trusting in You and being faithful to You regardless of what we encounter.

    Amen! 29
  16. There is no other way.
    It will be best if I humbly submit and allow the Lord to have His way in my heart.
    I MUST trust His ways, which are higher than my ways, and His thoughts, which are higher than my thoughts.
    Is. 55:8-9
    Remember Jesus.
    14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
    Hebrews 4:14-16
    If Jesus was tempted and tried, we will be also. Expect it. Welcome it.

    15 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

    5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
    John 15:1-8

    Brothers and sisters abide in Him.
    I rejoice to see what He will do.

    Amen! 31
  17. I see farmers in India on tractors coming into the city to protest government mandates; I hear the Lord say, “a devastating earthquake like one that hit in Guatemala that killed 30,000 and know this time of testing is not only for me and my city but for brothers and sisters around the world.
    May we be aware of the Refiner’s Fire.
    Thank you Gloria for this timely message. May His Grace continue to surround You and Your Family. Amen

    Amen! 22
  18. He is making us join together in this fight to be one. We can’t nitpick about other’s looks or actions but we can agree together around His Word as the body always should have. He is the head…we are extensions of Him in the earth. He is doing a great thing in us in this hour. \o/ refine us Lord and we will come forth as God’s own CHILDREN…WHEN WE SEE HIM AS HE TRULY IS…WE WILL BE LIKE HIM \o/ HALLELUJAH\o/ when we are in full agreement looking to Him HIS FIRE HIS HOLY SPIRIT WILL FALL UPON US🔥\ō/🔥❤️🔥\ō/🔥

    This was my chapter this morning:
    Speak Lord Speak

    King James Bible
    Children of God
    1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

    4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

    Love One Another
    (John 13:31-35; Romans 12:9-13)

    11For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

    13Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 14We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. 15Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? 18My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 19And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. 20For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. 21Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

    23And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. 24And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

    Amen! 22

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Intercessors for America’s Privacy Statement does not govern any exchange of information between you and any third party web site. IFA does not monitor, and is not responsible for, the privacy and data use policies of its corporate sponsors. We recommend you review their policies (likely to be found on their web sites) prior to accessing, but especially before sharing any personally identifiable information. Similarly, this Privacy Statement does not govern the privacy practices of any third party web site to which you might link from the IFA website.

Ability to Edit and Delete
If you would like to correct, update, add, or delete personal information, simply let us know by calling us at (800) USA-PRAY, emailing us at ifa@ifapray.org or writing us at Intercessors for America P.O. Box 915 Purcellville, VA 20134 and we will respond promptly to your request.

Changes
Intercessors for America reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time and requests that you review this policy for updates.

Content Disclaimer
Please understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ( “Content”) posted on, transmitted through, or linked from this website, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, each person is entirely responsible for each individual item (“Item”) of Content that they post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. Please understand that IFA does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content, as much as we try to prevent it, that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. For the health of the IFA community you must agree that you will evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, and that under no circumstances will IFA be liable in any way.  Be wise and understand that IFA does not pre-screen or approve Content generated by our community of website users, but IFA does have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit of the terms of understanding or for any other reason. If you ever find objectionable material please contact us at 800-USA-Pray or use our contact form to notify us.

Questions or Suggestions
Please direct all questions or comments regarding this privacy policy to Intercessors for America at  Intercessors for America P.O. Box 915  Purcellville, VA 20134

This web site may provide links to external web sites maintained by individuals or organizations external to Intercessors for America. Once you access information that links you to another web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the web site containing the information you have linked to.

Online Personal Safety
We hope and pray that all intercessors involved in Intercessors for America are trustworthy, well-meaning, and have a heart for prayer for our nation.

However, please take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline. People online are not necessarily who they say they are or seem to be. Never give out passwords, credit card information, or other private data. Be very wary of disclosing private information to a stranger you meet via prayer messaging. Even apparently innocent information, like the name of your employer, can be used against you by scammers.

When meeting with someone for the first time to gather to pray or establish a prayer group in your local area, please remember to:

Taking these precautions will help make your online experience safer. Any risk in using Intercessors for America’s online web tools to connect with others is assumed by you. Intercessors for America disclaims any liability or responsibility for acts, omissions, or conduct by you or any other party using its online web tools.

For more information about online personal safety, check out these resources:

Statement of Use
All of the content, images, logos and photos appearing on this website are copyrighted and are the property of Intercessors for America. Other images, brands or logos are copyright of their respective owners. Information and images found on the site cannot be reproduced either in print or electronically without express written permission from Intercessors for America.

The IFA or GAP Web Site may contain links to third party web sites such as those posted by members of the Get America Praying website.  These third party web sites are not controlled by IFA. The links to these web sites are provided for convenience. IFA is not responsible and assumes no liability for the contents of any of these web sites, and unless expressly stated does not endorse these web sites or their contents, products, or services. IFA is not responsible for the content of any sponsor’s Web page linked to the IFA web site, and the opinions and views expressed on the sponsor’s Web pages do not necessarily reflect those of IFA. The contents of the sponsor Web pages are not reviewed in any way before they are linked to the IFA web page. Intercessors for America reserves the exclusive right to remove any links, posts or members that it deems necessary for any reason. The intended usage of the website is for the facilitation of prayer groups.  Requests for donations other than for the owner of the site, posting of blogs and misuse of site is expressly forbidden.  Inactivity of any group or site for more than 90 days will constitute an automatic removal of the member or group from the site.

 

Intercessors for America Comments Policy

IFA is a prayerful community of believers interceding for the nation. We want to foster a community of commenters that reflects our values: Prayerful, Truthful, Generous, Hopeful, and Relational.

Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances where comments should be reported.

• Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
• Comments including profanity or vulgarity will be deleted.
• Comments that condone, encourage, or incite violence of any kind, for any reason, will not be tolerated.
• Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive should be reported and will be removed. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading, or libelous language.
• Comments that attack an individual directly should be reported.
• Comments that harass other posters should be reported. Please be respectful toward other contributors.

IFA reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know at ifa@ifapray.org.

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