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Lord, give us the courage and anointing to blow the whistle on evil. Protect all who stand for truth, and raise up more justice-bearers.
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He didn’t know why he’d been arrested. Stumbling around one faceless bureaucracy after another, he could not discover the charges against him. Unable to find justice. Every line of inquiry resulted in bizarre conversations and more questions. In the end, he perished at the hands of abusive authorities. This dystopian world is the landscape of The Trial, an Orson Welles–directed film version of Franz Kafka’s novel of the same name.


Kafka’s work became a picture of anxiety and abuse of power. The horror of the world he depicted is the random yet pointed unleashing of that power to destroy those who step out of line with the regime’s priorities.

There are no heroes in the novel or the film. Even the Church is depicted as impotent, irrelevant, and faintly evil in the film. Every institution fails the protagonist, Josef K.

Fortunately, this world is not ours. For we do have a hero — the Lord Jesus Christ — who has overcome the world. In the face of evil on earth, He is raising up brave men and women who choose to step out of situations, institutions, and regimes to blow the whistle on wrongdoing.

After years of inexplicable excesses of evil authority, we are at last hearing truth in several circumstances. Those who have not been bewitched by the non-truth-telling media have known about the true origins of the COVID-19 virus — something the rest of the world is waking up to.

Similarly, most IFA readers have been “read into” the truth about the Biden family influence-peddling, but recent whistleblowing by a former colleague of Hunter Biden’s before the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, run by Rep. James Comer, R, Ky., has confirmed it. FBI and IRS whistleblowers have confirmed the agencies’ obvious bias against social and political conservatives. And whistleblowers have outed the administration’s overt censorship initiatives with social media platforms.

The Lord is emboldening some to come forward to tell the truth — the objective truth — not their “personal truth.” Without a doubt, this comes after much prayer by IFA intercessors.

Our praying has dislodged enough legislators from the House of Representatives to install conservatives like Comer and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, in powerful committee positions. This has encouraged whistleblowers to take the risk of coming forward.

There had been revelations prior to the midterm elections, but those who dared step outside the iron embrace of the governing woke culture were quickly canceled and even hounded.


Consider Dr. Joseph Mercola, a vocal critic of the ways medical and government institutions have addressed the COVID pandemic, who has recently been stripped of his banking account and privileges at Chase.

Consider Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips, of True the Vote, who worked painstakingly to document widespread voter and election fraud in the 2020 election. At one point, they were arrested. Later, True the Vote racked up millions in legal fees in a lawsuit from Konnech, Inc., before the charges were finally dropped. (Catherine will recount her story of answered prayer IFA’s upcoming 50th anniversary celebration and gala. Find out more and register at IFA50.org.)

There are several dynamics at work amid this current wave of whistleblowers. One of those dynamics is linked to the theory author Malcolm Gladwell  has advanced in his book, The Tipping Point. There comes a point, Gladwell theorizes, when enough momentum has been generated to enable substantive change to occur. This dynamic is well known to those in transformation businesses. Therapists talk of the Stages of Change Model, which asserts that pre-contemplation and contemplation of change comprise almost half of the entire change cycle. Addiction counselors talk of counting the costs of kicking the habit. When the costs finally outweigh the benefits, the addict is better positioned to move seriously toward sobriety.

Certainly, the typical U.S. citizen has seen enough gathering darkness to understand that the status quo in 2023 America is no longer tenable. It’s time for a change. That reduces the risk that a whistleblower will be ignored or punished for speaking up.

But it takes more than societal swamp conditions to bestir the whistleblowers we’ve been seeing lately.

It takes a move of God.

He who is the very definition of power specializes in exalting those who are small in the world’s eyes. He carries them to the seat of power and speaks through them words of truth and revelation.

Consider Moses. He was born into slavery, and Pharaoh’s daughter lifted him up and raised him in luxury. Fleeing Egypt after he’d murdered a slave driver, though, Moses then served as a shepherd for years. Finally called out of hiding, Moses was sent back to Egypt to speak truth to power — in and for the name of the Lord.

Consider David. He was scorned by his brothers, but the Lord honed his faith and his fighting spirit from the time he was a teen shepherd. David, who spoke truth to power and raw might in the form of Goliath, prevailed against him in that battle — in and for the name of the Lord.

Consider Mordecai. He was a Jew in middle management in the Persian court, though he was detested by the king’s favorite adviser, and he spoke out about and uncovered a conspiracy against the king. This whistleblowing seemed to be of no benefit to Mordecai, uncle to the Persian queen, Esther, until the Lord disturbed the king’s sleep, causing the sleepless monarch to review the royal record and discover Mordecai’s role in saving his life. This was, again, in and for the name of the Lord — who brought victory to the truth teller.

Truth has been much maligned in recent years.

In The Return of the Gods, Jonathan Cahn writes about America’s slide and, more recently, headlong rush away from truth. “If one’s personal truth contradicted reality, then it was reality that would have to be bent into conformity.”  God calls us, however, to join Evan Roberts, a catalyst for the Welsh Revival of the early 1900s, in his regular prayer: “Bend me, Lord.”

Just as cultural reality-bending threatens to break America’s back, the Lord is raising up more people like Moses, David, and Mordecai. Not perfect people, certainly. And surely not all, if any, following Jesus — not yet. But truth tellers, nonetheless. Whistleblowers. Those in the know, revealing the creepy-crawly creatures populating “the swamp.”

Perhaps the most horrific creatures: Multiple writers attempting to deny away some 2 million children being used as sex toys by craven, evil servants of Satan — just to try to sink the powerful, truth-telling film Sound of Freedom. Are their minds so depraved, so twisted, and so warped with hatred of anything of the Lord’s that they can no longer see what is evident and obvious to everyone else? Perhaps more horribly, they themselves directly participate and financially benefit from the trafficking trade.

This could be discouraging — but intercessors know better.

We know what the Lord Himself has proclaimed:  “… The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children’s children, to the third and the fourth generation (Exodus 34: 6–7).”

This Lord — our Lord — is preparing to render His judgment and mediate His justice.

He has allowed evil to rise to the tipping point. He is raising up truth tellers. He is anointing whistleblowers.

In mid-January, during the protracted negotiations over who would become speaker of the House, IFA President and CEO Dave Kubal called us to pray that 2023 would be a year of truth and justice. This prayer direction is proving prophetic as whistleblower after whistleblower speaks truth.

Certainly, there is more truth to tell. And there are more whistles to blow. Kubal has also spoken of a “whistleblower anointing.” Could the Lord be anointing these individuals with the courage and the truth?

Today, we need that whistleblower anointing more than ever.

We also need a “justice-bearer anointing,” for it is time — just past the midpoint of 2023 — to call into being the second aspect of Kubal’s January prophecy: This is to be a year of truth and justice. So let us cry out to the Lord Almighty for more whistleblowers to be anointed and for more justice-bearers to emerge, to be installed, to be empowered — and to act to bring about justice wherever injustice has governed.

These may be humans moved by the Holy Spirit to execute justice fairly and appropriately. These may be angels moving at the Lord’s command to enforce His heavenly verdict. It is our task to ask for justice, and it is God’s place to choose the means of that justice.

Lord, bless You for the truth tellers. Thank You for anointing whistleblowers. Thank You even for bringing America to the tipping point, so that evil is being called out. Let truth be told, and let justice reign. Implement Your justice on earth even as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Encourage your fellow intercessor: Share your prayer for truth and justice below.

New York City–based Joyce Swingle is an intercessor and a contributing writer for IFA. With her husband, Rich, also a contributing writer for IFA, Joyce shares the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world through theater, speaking, writing, and film. Prior to going into full-time ministry, Joyce worked for about 20 major magazines and now works in pastoral ministry and Christian counseling. Read more about Joyce’s work at www.Richdrama.com. Photo credit: Getty Images.

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August 11, 2023

Prayers for everyone who comes forward , God is opening the door to all the crime against our country. Prayers that the Republicans can stop Obama, Biden and Soros when God opens more about Newsom involvement in the illegal Chinese owned factory making illegal face masks, test tubes and vaccine in CA and another state.

Mary Florio
August 9, 2023

Lord show us how to pray against this evil.

Angela Rodriguez
August 8, 2023

Fabulous article Joyce! So much truth!!! Thank you for sharing so many examples of how God uses whistleblowers. I am inspired to pray even more about this. May God bless your continual work for the kingdom.

Le Ann Grace
August 8, 2023

Thank you for this, it was very inspiring! !

August 8, 2023

Excellent, many faceted article! Whistle blowers are right now testifying before congress!
Some of these comments indicate some didn’t read the whole article. Long, but worth it.

Dianne DeEulio
August 8, 2023

Let the truth be revealed and replace it with God’s Truth. Let only the upright remain in positions of authority. Store up wisdom for the upright. Shield those who walk in integrity. Guard the paths of justice. Preserve the way of the godly. In Jesus name.

August 8, 2023

Thank you for being honest

August 8, 2023

The Democrats have always always cheated in every election. I have seen it in person. You wll need to honest people to work the entire election.

August 8, 2023

The Democrats have always always cheated in every election. I have seen it in person.

Jacquelyn Yvonne Miller
August 8, 2023

And let us not forget the mess we are presently in. The overthrow of our government and the disregard of the Constitution by the one who swore on the Bible to protect America. Should not let this be one sided. America is in a mess while the cry today is still
“Give Us Barabbas.” Father God, forgive us and have mercy on us!

Rebecca Thornton
August 8, 2023

I pray in agreement with my IFA brothers and sisters for truth and Justice to come forth in America. Lord, let all truth be revealed and exposed and may justice be done! I pray for protection and continued courage for whistleblowers, truth tellers, and righteous people in congress who are fighting against the evil. May we all be courageous in our spheres of influence and be ambassadors for You Father God in always speaking truth and loving as You do. Amen.

August 8, 2023

For over 2 years, since the LORD gave me these verses, I’ve been praying them and decreeing them against the Biden administration, the Biden family, and the Deep State, and it’s so exciting to see the LORD doing His work as He directs our prayers! Isaiah 28: 20 – 22 “The bed is too short to stretch out on, and the blankets too narrow to wrap around you. The Lord will rise up as he did at Mount Perazim and he will rouse himself as in the Valley of Gibeon–to do his work, his strange work, and perform his task, his alien task. Now stop your mocking, or your chains will become heavier;” Look up 2 Samuel 5: 17 – 21 & Joshua 10: 12 – 14 for Isaiah’s references to the LORD’s strange (wonderful) work on Israel’s behalf. And He will do such things for us! He is breaking out against His adversaries. Oh LORD Jesus, we thank you for sending forth your Mighty host by the millions against the demonic forces working in Washington DC and many of our state capitols. You have nocked flaming arrows to your bowstring and You will fire upon them, O LORD! (Ps 7: 12 & 13). We ask the blessing of repentant hearts for our enemies and we ask for your strong shielding and peace for whistleblowers, their families, and brave patriots standing against all evil in this country. Cause justice to burn in the hearts of our top legislators, and let those who would advocate for evil be frustrated. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, amen!

Carolyn Tormala
August 8, 2023

Praise the Lord if this indeed will be a year of truth and justice. We need them so desperately. I’m afraid we have been sleeping at the switch for far too long. But with the Lord, all things are possible! Let’s keep seeking and praying for truth and justice!

Carolyn Howell
August 8, 2023

God Bless you all for standing with Dave Kubal and the direction he is addressing! Thanking you Lord in advance for your love for America and for bringing us the justified support that Americans need to change the direction that we were headed in! ❤️🙌❤️🙌❤️ Some people will use robots, but we believe in your heavenly power for the outcome of America 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Ann Harper
August 8, 2023

Praying divine protection over our whistle blowers and draw a line of the blood of Jesus around them. Decreeing justice shall prevail and the evil is STOPPED IN THE NAME OF.

Darlene Estlow
August 8, 2023

Father, we thank you for the whistleblowers that step forward to reveal the deceit and corruption they have worked under. Give them strengthen and courage! And give our Senate and House the honesty and courage to stand for truth and to protect the whistleblowers!

Rick Pollard
August 8, 2023

I come before the Lord Jesus and ask again to allow Truth to be Revealed.
I pray that those who know the Truth will be Protected by You and that you will give them Strength of Conviction to Reveal and Spread those Hidden Truths they have knowledge of. Even Lord the individuals who discover event small portions of Truth through the reporting by those who are censored , ignored and vilified for speaking any form of Truth. Allow them to be Whistleblowers to each other and share those Truths, so that more will become aware of the deceptions foisted upon them, the censoring from them, the threats against them for daring to be Your Watchmen on The Wall.
Let each person come to you seeking to discover Truth and give them too the Courage and Strength to speak, to spread that Truth, and not remain silent. That Truth, in all forms, will set these captives of those with Evil Intent against them Free, and Reclaim this land which you gave them from those who are doing the works of Satan against them.

In the Holy Name of Jesus The Christ I Pray

Allena Jordan
August 8, 2023

Gal. 6:7
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked [He will not allow Himself to be ridiculed, nor treated with contempt nor allow His precepts to be scornfully set aside]; for whatever a man sows, this and this only is what he will reap.

Lord, raise up justice seekers in the House of Reps, in the Senate, in the Justice system, and in all local, regional and state governments. Raise up justice seekers among citizens. Thank You. Amen.

Brian Lynch
August 8, 2023

Lord Jesus, thank you for the whistleblowers who have the courage and integrity to reveal the truth in the corrupt world in which we live. Please anoint and bless them, and put Your hedge of protection around them. Thank You, Jesus.

August 8, 2023

The committees are a disappointment. They are not taking action to get to the bottom of the corruption. Where are Jan6 Tapes? We need to pray for these “leaders” who are dropping the ball as our country gets closer and closer to the brink of no return.

    August 8, 2023

    Yes let us not forget those who are unjustly jailed for January 6. I did just pray for them. We need righteousness and truth, which are the foundations of His throne, to rule and reign over all injustice, especially those wrongly imprisoned!!

August 8, 2023

Anen and Amen!

Thomas Sandhoff
August 8, 2023

Lord, forgive me for too often “ looking on” and not joining in the battle for truth.
Holy Spirit empower me through prayer to steadfastly hold up the arms of these who courageously defend Your truth.

dennis mauck
August 8, 2023

Dear LORD of all Please give us the faith ty break out of the mould that we have allowed to entrap the nation ‘s people. Weask for boldness to confront all the evil surrounding YOUR family

Maria Fillyaw
August 8, 2023

Dear Father God you are awesome and good and we thank you for truth tellers we thank you for the whistleblowers that have the courage to stand for truth. Dear Jesus your hand upon our country we pray for justice in the name of Jesus and we thank you God for your love for us and for your power and for your love in Jesus name amen

August 8, 2023

The movie Sound of Freedom had a key part of the Tim Ballard decision making. The river he faced to traverse in order toi retrieve the child was told to him to be his last journey – he would not come back. We face this journey decision in our lives each day. The whistleblowers know their journey may end and yet they come forward for all of us to understand the wrong they have viewed and the need for correction to occur. After all, we need Someone to lean on!!

Sharon Parker
August 8, 2023

We are praying and believing the Word of God with you! Thank you God for your mighty army of intercessors in America and around the world. YOUR kingdom come, YOUR will be done in earth as it is in heaven.

Roseanna Gomer
August 8, 2023

Blessed Savior, living Word. You alone hold the keys, and we thank you for the power and strength of your Holy Spirit in rightly dividing the Word of Truth. Thank you Father , that you are the lifter of our heads, thank you blessed Lord that you send forth and equip those you have called to the front lines of exposure. You have said it Lord, expose, expose, expose. Preparing the way, strengthening as only You can strengthen- those you have pulled out of the darkness to be used as catalysts in these Biblical times in our world. Protect them Blessed Savior, cover them Holy One, hide them in the cleft of the rock, continue to divinely lead and guide them into all truth for the sake of your Glory, helping to usher in the great awakening and worldwide revival…for the good of the world. Amen.


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