Global Climate Conference This Week
One year ago, at Mount Sinai in Egypt, a strange mixture of world leaders participated in a climate conference called COP27 (UN Climate Change Conference). There, activists claiming to act for God “broke” the Ten Commandments as a symbol of protest and a sign of their disappointment with inaction on addressing climate change.
“God, I ask you to give humanity the willingness to obey you so that the Earth will not revolt against humanity that has been abusing it,” a Nigerian priest prayed.
Damian Spruce, head of advocacy at Caritas Australia, told Earthbeat (a project of the National Catholic Reporter): “From the heights of Sinai, we looked out at the mountains, the sky, the dramatic landscapes of the Earth and its beauty. We felt that immense duty to protect God’s creation, the glory of the ecologies and environments around us, which are threatened and indeed already being destroyed by climate change. The urgency of protecting the Earth has never been greater.”
Ahead of the COP28 summit, the Muslim Council of Elders, in partnership with the COP28 presidency, the UN Environment Programme, and the Catholic Church and under the patronage of UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, organized a Global Faith Leaders Summit convening 28 faith leaders to address climate change.
The UAE hired a U.S.-based PR firm, First International Resources, to “counteract all negative press and media reports.”
King Charles will deliver the opening address at the summit, in his first major speech on the climate crisis since becoming monarch.
Pope Francis will travel to the United Arab Emirates Dec. 1–3, where he will deliver a speech, hold bilateral meetings, and inaugurate the Faith Pavilion at Dubai’s Expo City.
- The heart of the visit takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2, when Pope Francis will address COP28 participants.
- The Faith Pavilion can host up to 100 individuals and will be the venue for 65 sessions focusing on the efforts of significant religious communities in addressing climate change. The represented faiths include Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Baha’i, Buddhism, indigenous religions, and Zoroastrianism.
- Prominent religious figures are scheduled, including Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, of the UK; Bishop Thomas Schirrmacher, secretary general of the World Evangelical Alliance; and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, president of the Divine Shakti Foundation.
Bill Gates will be at COP28 wearing two hats:
- He is the philanthropist urging governments to go further, faster “for the benefit of the world’s poorest people,” who will be at the sharp end of the extreme weather, drought, and flooding that climate change is said to drive.
- And he is the investor, through his Breakthrough Energy Ventures initiative, which takes stakes in companies and technology that Gates and his advisers think are likely to make a big contribution to combating climate change — and to make money.
Will you consider asking the Lord whether you should take up a daily prayer calling for the next two weeks while COP28 meets and until Dec. 12?
COP28 Prayer of Resistance
As James 4:7 says: … Resist the devil and he will flee. …
Heavenly Father, Your name is holy. Thank You that Jesus has shed His blood and given us redemption. We honor You and love You.
Psalm 2:1–6 says:
Why do the nations rage,
And the people plot a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
And the rulers take counsel together,
Against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
“Let us break their bonds in pieces
And cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh;
The Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,
And distress them in His deep displeasure:
“Yet I have set My King
On My holy hill of Zion.”
The “kings of the earth” will assemble in Dubai to distort and deny the Scriptures and God’s plan for humanity, through their human agendas and false narratives about who really controls the climate and rules the world.
Psalm 95:3–5 says:
For the Lord is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
Father, as Your Ecclesia prayed in unity over COP27, held in Egypt in 2022, sewage backups took place, along with infrastructure problems and logistical disorganization. At the end of that conference, there was no cohesive plan. We ask the following this year for COP28:
That You bind and confuse the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places, bind and confuse the principalities, bind and confuse the authorities, bind and confuse the cosmic powers over this present darkness. They are coming against Your Anointed One and Your Ecclesia through COP28 and other globalist power structures to harm the people through a globalist one-world agenda. Father, assign mighty forces to deter, unravel, and bring confusion and blindness to those in authority, those who have evil intent and use false narratives. Expose them for what they are. Father, we seek a Holy Spirit outpouring so that the world’s people will wake up to the New World Order’s evil plans and rise up against all of this. Thank You for hearing our requests. We look for your mighty hand in the days ahead. Amen.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1).
From Liberty Action Network. Photo by Arthur Edwards – Pool/Getty Images.
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