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Father, we pray that You would vanquish all powers and forces fighting for control of America. We declare that Your name is stronger, and we pray that You would establish Your kingdom here on earth.

If we hope to achieve victory over the demonic forces threatening America, we must remember what God has done in the past.

From Give Him 15. (I will be leading us in Communion at the end of today’s post. If possible, pause your recording and/or reading and get some juice/wine and bread ready so you can join me. Communion is more than remembering and honoring; it is a declaration of, the release of, and celebration of victory!)

[I shared the following introductory paragraphs on Friday and Monday. Since all of you do not see/read every post, for clarity and context, I am including them again on the written post, but for time’s sake will not read them on the video. If you did not see the next 4 paragraphs on either Friday or Monday, please read them now. This will enable you to understand why I’m leading in Communion for the next few weeks.)

On January 2 of this year, my friend Greg Hood was given a dream which I have visited often throughout the year. In this dream, the Ekklesia and the kingdom of darkness were contending for America; this was pictured by a baseball World Series, called the World Seers Series. It was the last game of the series, the eighth inning, and we were winning by a score of 20-22.

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I and others felt that the 4 batters we sent to the plate in this inning represented prayer assignments for the 4 quarters of 2022. For those of you who would like to see the entire dream and my comments regarding it, you can use the following links (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4). Today, however, I want to talk about the batter/assignment for the fourth quarter of this year, which we are obviously now in. The assignment for this quarter was to remove the voice (influence and control) of Baal, the ruling principality over America. We did so by hitting the baseball into his throat, with a bat taken from a box marked “Communion,” and engraved with “Ephesians 1:17,” a verse referencing “the spirit of wisdom and revelation.” In the dream, it was said to this fourth batter, “If you hit the mark it will change this game.” “Hit the mark” is one of the definitions of the Hebrew word for intercession (paga). If we do and pray as Holy Spirit instructs us, we will change this nation!

I have known since 2007 that Baal was “the strong man” (Matthew 12:29) over America. Demons and angels do not have physical bodies and, therefore, do not die. The same spirits that operated in ancient history are still alive and active today. Baal was a principality mentioned often in the Bible, who was frequently used by satan to oppose Israel. His influence produced violence, blood sacrifices, and great immorality, including all forms of sexual sin. He is no doubt the spirit behind abortion, adultery, homosexuality, pornography, and the blatant attempt to defile our children with sexual perversion. The sudden escalation of activity in our nation to promote abortion and sexual perversion – even to small children – is no doubt due to this spirit’s desperate attempt to remain in control.

My purpose in this post is to focus on the method God gave us in the dream – Communion – with which to end Baal’s control over America. And I will be doing several more posts between now and the end of the year on this subject.]

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“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way, He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26; NAS)

Our concept of “remembering” is somewhat different from that of the Hebrew culture, as is the concept of “testimony.” After teaching on the power of history recently, I was asked by a Messianic Jewish rabbi if I knew the meaning of the Hebrew word for “testimony.” I did not.

“The word doesn’t mean simply to convey something from the past,” he informed me. “Its true meaning is ‘to repeat an action or do it again.’ We Hebrews believe,” He continued, “that when we share about what God did in the past, it releases the same power into the present…in other words, power is released to ‘do it again.’”

Whoa!

My head was spinning!

He continued, “That’s one of the reasons we are so diligent to share with our children the stories of what God did in our Hebraic history. It’s not only so they’ll know their cultural history; it is so the power in that history can be released to them today. For example, when we tell them about Passover and the Exodus, we believe God’s delivering and saving power that was demonstrated back then, will be released to save and deliver our children from bondages they may have today.”

Whoa times two!

The rabbi went on to tell me he and his congregation had been experiencing healings from simply sending other believers to sick individuals and having them recount healings they had received in the past. When they testified of their healings, power was released to “do it again.”

This drove me to my Hebrew lexicons. While studying the word “testimony,” which meant exactly what the rabbi had said, one dictionary also sent me to the Hebrew word for “remember.” Similarly, it doesn’t mean simply to “think about” something from the past; it includes doing what is being thought about. This is why God tells us in Isaiah 43:26, “Put me in remembrance…” He doesn’t require this because He, like us humans, sometimes needs a reminder. Rather, He is instructing us to ask Him, based on something said or done in the past – to take action today.

God “remembered” Hannah, who had been barren, and she conceived (1 Samuel 1:11). He “remembered” His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and commissioned Moses to deliver the Israelites from Egyptian slavery (Exodus 2:24). God hadn’t forgotten these people. For Him, remembering is a call to action.

This was a life-changing revelation for me. I finally understood why God said we overcome satan by “the word of [our] testimony” (Revelation 12:11). And I knew why David stated his testimony of the lion and the bear before facing Goliath!

After doing so, David then did something extremely interesting. He grabbed his staff, five stones and his sling, and approached the giant (see 1 Samuel 17:40). Why would David want to be encumbered with his staff when fighting Goliath? In those days, men carved symbols depicting their history, their testimony – on their staffs; it was their journal, of sorts. David’s staff no doubt depicted pictures of a dead lion and dead bear – his testimony, his history.

Who knows what other victories it pictured? Perhaps it had the phrase “God is my father” inscribed. Many scholars believe David was conceived “illegitimately,” that his father Jesse had an affair with a maid and David was the result. They believe this is why Jesse didn’t invite him to the line-up of his sons, from which Samuel planned to choose Israel’s next King. When asked if there were any other sons, most translations say Jesse referred to David as the “youngest” (1 Samuel 16:11). The word is actually qatar, however, and means “of no account; not worthy.” David was an outcast. He stated in Psalms 27:10, “My father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me up.”

David refused to allow the rejection by his parents and half-brothers to define him. He also refused to allow Goliath to define him. “I choose, rather, to honor my history with God, who has become my Father, and from Whom I receive my identity,” David implied in the Psalms. And when facing Goliath, he declared his testimony, grabbed his history (staff), and headed toward the battle. This is so incredibly profound.

David made one stop on the way to the battle, visiting a nearby brook to gather stones as ammo for his sling. Even this seemingly insignificant act was connected to history. In this passage, the Hebrew word used for “brook” means “inheritance.” That may seem strange, but Hebrew is a pictorial language, and this word pictures receiving something, then possessing the authority to control where it goes; thus, an “inheritance,” or a “streambed.” Actually, it is perfectly logical for Holy Spirit to use this symbolic picture of an “inheritance.” After all, it WAS Judah, David’s land and inheritance Goliath was attempting to take. David took his “history” in one hand, reached into his “inheritance” with the other, then ran to face the giant.

WOW!

And yet, there is still one more connection to his history David used in this battle with the giant: his Judah nature. Most Christians believe Judah means “praise.” That, however, is a derived meaning. In this pictorial language, the Hebrew word pictures the extending of the hand. It is the word for “praise,” since raising the hands is a form of praise.

However, because Judah means to extend the hand, it also means “one who throws a stone.” In his history, David was from “the tribe that throws stones!” He probably thought, I don’t need a sword or spear. I’m from the tribe that throws stones. All I need to do is reach deep into my DNA, my history, and be who God made me to be – a stone thrower. If I do, I’ll defeat the giant.

We believers in America are going to defeat the giants ruling our nation, and we will do so using the same weapon David used: our history. The God who formed and preserved America in her past will fight for her today. As you pray for our nation, boldly declare His past faithfulness, believing in the power of testimony.

And also “remember” the communion meal. “Testify” of it! As we partake of the bread and wine/juice we are causing God to act. The blood on the Mercy Seat is still speaking…in fact, it is shouting! And every time we partake of it in faith, “proclaiming” Christ’s death, victory is released again. Let’s do it now.

Pray with me:

Father, we take this bread now and hold it up before You as a remembrance of Christ’s broken body. Through this sacrifice, He took our suffering and purchased our health. We proclaim His death, burial, resurrection, and victory over all of hell. As we partake of it now we are releasing this victory over every principality and spirit of darkness in this nation, just as David released Your victory over the giant.

And we hold the cup up before You, as well. It represents the blood of Jesus sprinkled on the Mercy Seat of heaven. It represents our covenant with You. It represents victory over death, hell, and the grave. As we partake of it today, we are swinging the bat and driving the “baseball” of victory into the neck of Baal. We declare that the blood of Jesus is greater than all of our sin. We declare that His redemption is coming to America to free us from the influence of this evil spirit. Our faith is not in our good works, wise strategies, individuals, or organizations. Our faith is in Christ alone. Of Him, through Him, and to Him are all things. Do it again, Lord! Amen.

Portions of today’s post were taken from my book Giants Will Fall.

How are you praying for America? Share your prayers and scriptures below.

(Used with permission. From Give Him 15. Photo Credit: Astrid Schaffner on Unsplash)

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Pamela
December 9, 2022

A Powerful Poem I wrote while praising God-
Look Up
Look Up
The Lord is coming
The Lord is coming

Gabriel will blow his Horn
The Lord is coming
To take us home

(God)

“Shout with Joy
For I am near
There will be no anger
No more fear
There’ll be no more sadness
No worries up here”

“Only Love
Only Joy
Only Peace
Will I employ”

(Me)

He Loves His children
He Loves us all
We must not fail
Or we will fall

He’s crying now
His Angels sing
To those who hear
His heart is broken
His Heart is Hurt
God is crying, over the Earth

We have foresaken
His Holy Name
We’ve hammered the nails
into Him again

Forgive us Lord
Remember our name
The ones who Love You
Your Holy Grace

I cannot wait
I cannot wait
To see your love
For your embrace

Oh spirit move
Into this place
Where we have failed
And disgraced

Move in Us
To show the way
To those who are Lost
Help us to save

Blessed is He
Who follows You
Blessed is He
Who calls Your Name

For You are mine
And I am Yours
I cannot wait
To see your face

I have been waiting
I have been watching
For Your Love
For your embrace

Oh, merciful Lord
I feel your pain,
I feel your sadness
The earth is torn
Into disgrace

We are ashamed
We are misplaced
Take us Home
To no more pain
Take us home
Amazing Grace
I’m crying now
I feel Your Love
I feel your sadness
Lord God above

Shine down from Heaven
Take us up
We’re waiting for You
Your precious Love

Forgive us all
For we repent
Forgive us God
Let Your Love win

Forgive us Lord
For we have failed
To give ‘You’ rest
Where’s the nails?

(God)

“Find my sheep
The ones who strayed
Show them the way
Before it’s too late”
“For My Love reigns
And always will
Upon the Earth
In which I filled”

“So you can Love
The way I do
To Love each other
Have mercy too”

(Me)

We Love You also
Please know we do
We’ll find your sheep
And bring them to You

We love Your name
We worship You

In You we trust
In You we Love
In You we Thank
Lord God above!

You
Lord God
Are
and always will be
My
Amazing Grace!

I Love You Lord!
Remember my name!
I cannot wait
To see your face!

By Pamela Broom
12/04/22

Katharine Flanders
December 9, 2022

It is 2:30AM on Saturday, December 9, 2022. I just read this and took communion and prayed as you lead. I stand in agreement with our LORD and Savior, Christ Jesus, that Hell, Ba’al and all of the demonic forces tearing this nation apart are defeated and cast out in Jesus’ matchless, all powerful Name. At His Name, every knee must bow and every tongue confess that He alone is LORD, to the everlasting glory of GOD The Father…every knee and tongue in Heaven, on Earth and under the Earth. Dr. Billy Graham once said that if GOD did not judge America for our gross sin against Him, then He would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. I believe that day of judgement comes. BUT while we remain here, Holy Spirit restrains the wicked one and grants us the privilege to stand in the gap. Let us therefore stand, and, when all is said and done, remain standing! To GOD alone all wise be the glory through Christ Jesus His only begotten Son – GOD come in the flesh to redeem us -literally pay the debt we owed GOD Almighty – and free us from Hell and all that entails. Thank you our LORD and Savior. Come quickly LORD Jesus! Amen!

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Betty
December 8, 2022

Thank you for your prayers they availeth much. We need to pray for our country.

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Joanne DeBord
December 8, 2022

Amen! I read this, took communion and prayed! Praise be to God!

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Barbara Janicki
December 8, 2022

yes! I agree – remembering is so important because there is power in remembering. That’s why communion is so important – we don’t want to forget that “we were bought with a price” and that Jesus “with His blood He purchased men for God.” When I forget what Jesus did for me, then I forget to be grateful – I forget to be in awe that God would do all that just to rescue me. Remembering is so powerful – that’s why they want to erase our nation’s history, statues and all and rename every school, street, bridge, building, sports team etc. – erase our constitution and other important historical documents and speeches, – so that we don’t remember and thus forget the truth that we were founded on the freedom to worship God and God was recognized and His ways incorporated into our original founding. ie. “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator . . .” Our rights are God given, not government given. But I digress. I have been thinking a lot about remembering as I write my Advent posts on my blog, because Christmas too is a celebration of remembrance lest we forget that God became flesh and made His dwelling with us for a time. Sure, a lot of cultural things have been added to our observation of Christmas, but at its heart Christmas is remembering and celebrating God’s gift to humanity, Jesus. We remember Jesus’s birth because it’s important to remember God’s prophecies fulfilled, His promise kept, – to remember that God entered into our lives personally in human form – when I forget, doubt enters in where belief had been. Remembering is power. Lord, may I never forget all You have done in the past, both in history and in my life. As I remember, I am filled with gratitude and praise and my faith is strengthened. May I “forget not all Your benefits” and so “give thanks in all circumstances.” http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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Robert Sinner
December 7, 2022

In times of great darkness, even as when winter clouds block the light of the Sun, coldness overtakes the land. Jesus spoke of such a thing in Matthew Chapter 24.

Matthew 24:12-13
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

We understand that it is not the world to whom Jesus speaks of in these Scriptures, but He speaks of the state of His followers at the time of the end. We know this to be true because of the word love used here, it is agape, the very same agape spoken of by the apostle Paul in Romans Chapter 5. This agape love is present only in followers of Jesus who have received the Holy Spirit, agape is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 5:5
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

I said all of that, to say this, it is clearly written in the Word of God, Satan is coming for the testimony of Jesus that we believe and proclaim.

Our greatest testimony is that Jesus, the promised redeemer has indeed come, died for our sins, shed His blood on the altar of the Cross for the Remission of our sins, and on the third day rose bodily from the dead.

Our testimony is the gospel of the grace of God, that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

Revelation 12:11
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Acts 20:24
24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

1 John 4:14
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.

As a man who has ministered and taught the followers of Jesus for many decades, I could write a long list of testimonies that testify to the greatness of God, the power of His Spirit as He moved and confirmed the Word of God that was spoken with mighty signs and wonderous things. But in all of this, it is the testomony of Jesus that is the firm foundation on which I stand, and by the power of grace will continue to testify in the face of physical death.

Hebrews 13:5-6
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Heavenly Father I would ask of thee in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus, forgive us for our trespasses against you, write upon our hearts your commands that we may do them by the power and fruit of Your Holy Spirit.

Heavenly Father I find written in your Holy Word a way that you have ordained, a way to escape the darkness which is all around us.

Hebrews 10:25
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Hebrews 3:12-14
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

We see from those two verses Lord God that we must come together daily to edify one another that we be not deceived by the wickedness at hand.

I call upon You Heavenly Father, open our eyes to see your plans, open our ears to hear your guiding voice, expand our love for one another, expand our love for You Father. Let the glorious light of the gospel shine among men in all the world as a testimony that darkness will never expell the light of our Heavenly God.

I ask all of this in the name which is above all names, the name of Jesus

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Lola F Pierce
December 7, 2022

AMEN – We take the broken body of Jesus and the Blood HE spilled for us and for AMERICA- and we declare overcoming victory in all our places of breakthrough ; for the praise of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ .Yes and Amen.

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