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God, please strengthen us and give us boldness to continue to speak Your Word in faith.  You have indeed heard our prayers, remembered Your people, and healed our land. 

Momentum: the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes

I thought of this very word as I watched Flashpoint one-night last week.  I listened as they shared one good report after another.  I wanted to dance through my house as I realized things are beginning to turn.  Perhaps we are not seeing exactly what we want to see here in the United States of America…yet…but it is coming.

The Bible says, “Do not despise the day of small beginnings” (Zech 4:10.)

I was seeing the small beginnings.  I was seeing the cloud the size of a man’s hand.  It was enough to strengthen my faith and cause me to rejoice in what God was clearly doing.

Many years ago, a wise woman made a statement to me that has remained in my heart for over 20 years.  She said, “When it appears you are winning the battle, don’t lay down your sword.”

These were certainly good reports that I was glad to hear.  Frankly, it was like a cool drink of water after the many months of pressing in through prayer and intercession, while things only appeared to worsen. This was indeed good new! I was beginning to see movement.  I could see the momentum beginning. Yet, I knew, it was not time to lay down our sword, but time to build on this momentum.

John C. Maxwell once said, “While a good leader sustains momentum, a great leader increases it.”

I believe in this time we must all take the position of a great leader and increase the momentum. Increase the force and the speed at which we take back our nation.  We must keep praying.  Do not lay down your sword. Do not engage in passive prayer, but in fervent prayer.  In consistent prayer.

I am reminded of the woman and the unjust judge.

Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’  And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”  Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily (Lk 18:1-8.)

How much more will God do for His own people who cry out to Him day and night?  Jesus answered that question by declaring “I tell you how much…. He will avenge them speedily.”

We are there.  We are at a place where we must cry out day and night.  A time of allowing our continual declaring of God’s Word and His promises weary the enemy.

Be unceasing in prayer, praying perseveringly (1 Thess 5:17, Amp.)

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving (Col 4:2.)

James 5:16 says, the earnest, heartfelt, continued, prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working” (Amp.) We are beginning to see the tremendous power available to us.  We are starting to see the dynamic momentum of intercessory prayer. We must press in with all our might.

May we give thanks for all God is now doing AND continue earnestly in prayer for what He has promised in the days ahead.  We must ask God to strengthen us and give us boldness to continue to speak His Word in faith – declaring the end from the beginning.  Declaring our God has indeed heard our prayers, remembered His people, and healed our land.

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Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com. Photo by Valerie Blanchett on Unsplash.)

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Faith
January 27, 2022

I am so encouraged by all of you! I will confess l have grown weary of the battle, giving up hope. But l choose to believe God will not forsake America now. We have sinned and strayed from the right, but there is still a large amount of prayer warriors. This country was built by prayer, grown on prayer and l will choose to believe we will yet reap if we faint not!

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Sean Chittick
January 26, 2022

Thank You so much this very encouraging.

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Terry Jones
January 26, 2022

This was so encouraging and I appreciate it so much! Thank you and God bless you!
Mrs.Terry Jones

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Christine Stott
January 25, 2022

Magnificent Heavenly Father and Powerful Lord Jesus Christ! I ask You to protect Intercessors for America from all evil, seen and unseen, in the flesh and in the spirit, north south east and west, above and below, in front and behind, from within to without, and please do not let satan or his people have any victory or inroads into Intercessors for America’s work, or any intercessors around the world on behalf of America!

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Ruth Morse
January 25, 2022

The following is from a letter I wrote to Pastor Gene of Flash-Point, Fri. 9/17/21:
From page 141 in the Weymouth Bible. Luke 12:1b, “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, that is to say, beware of hypocrisy.” I learned from one of Kenneth Copeland’s programs that hypocrisy is Greek for mask. Luke 12:2-4 “There is nothing that is covered up which will not be uncovered, (masks off) nor hidden which will not become known. (The Biden Administration stealing the 2020 election) Whatever, therefore, you have said in the dark will be heard in the light; and what you have whispered within closed doors will be proclaimed from the house tops.
Dr. Fauci is a monster, a sociopath. Because of copywrite laws I cannot quote from the book RFK Jr. wrote: “Summary of the Real Anthony Fauci….” READ IT If everything in the book weren’t true he would be sued, but he is not being sued.

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    Francesca
    January 25, 2022

    I know that verse very well and I agree with your comment. Would love to read the book. Agree with you. Dr. Fauci is a terrible monster and sociopath

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Pj Trzeciak
January 25, 2022

Excellent… .walk by faith NOT by sight….claim HIS PROMISES AND PRAY THEM BACK TO HIM…OUR GOD IS A JUST GOD!!!!

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Deborah
January 25, 2022

As an intercessor this was encouraging and I am in agreement
Let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up
Galatians 6:9

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Claire Taylor
January 25, 2022

Lord Jesus we give You all the glory & praise! All Your promises are Yes & Amen 🙌🏻❣️ We live by faith & not by sight. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

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JEANE WHITESIDE
January 25, 2022

Thank you IFA. Though I don’t always respond. I do pray.

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Sue Marowitz
January 25, 2022

Yes, this is very true. We grew weary but we strengthened each other and rested now we are breaking through don’t stop now. A soldier doesn’t stop but keeps going. Too many stop prematurely and lose the battles.

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Barbara Janicki
January 25, 2022

thank you, Kim, for this encouraging reminder “to not grow weary in doing good”, and to increase rather than decrease our prayers of intercession for our beloved country. If I don’t keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, I easily become discouraged as I look around and see evil so prevalent. But we are to “overcome evil with good.” and that begins with prayer. The inauguration of Gov. Youngkin and Winsome Sears is another example of God at work, their public ceremony put God back into our public life as a nation, where He had been from our founding. God’s truth needs to be lifted up in this “post-truth” culture. thank you for spurring us on. Perseverance in prayer is the key, inviting God into every situation. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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Nancy Rife
January 25, 2022

Yes, Kim!!! “Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”” ‭‭Hosea‬ ‭6:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬. It is time to press into the Lord for more! More help in our time of need! America shall be saved!

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Marc Carr
January 25, 2022

All prayer is to be believed as accomplished if you know the Holy Spirit is praying through you . . So wait before the Lord (Ps 46:10) for the Spirit’s specific quickening according to your specific interests of prayer, usually prompted by the Spirit in the first place – the burden that won’t go away

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    Roxanne Rice
    January 25, 2022

    A deep truth! Thank you for expressing it so clearly.

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Pamela Derrer
January 25, 2022

Jesus loves US, this I know, for the Bible tells us so. Little ones to Him belong’, they are weak but God is strong.
May God in His mercy forgiveUS.
May the US repent and obey God.
May, we His children, intercede day and night , and show Jesus how much we , His children, love God
.May Jesus strengthen US in our inner being so that we can BOLDLY declare Jesus, the blood of Jesus, the cross, death, resurrection and return of Jesus.
Only one way to heaven is Jesus
Praying that all US people will get out of the Ukraine before Russia invades.
God rules!!!
In Jesus’s name Amen

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Patricia Guterez
January 25, 2022

I totally agree with you Intercessors of America. I, too, have been praying every morning before I leave for work at Home Depot for my minimum wage paying job. We, Californians have suffered more than any state under TERRIBLE tyrrany of Gavin Newsom. He has destroyed this beautiful state and turned it into another Venezuela!!! God loves his prayer warriors!! His faithful elect are about to see answers to our pleas and fervent prayers!!! America under God’s truth is about to be restored!!!He keeps his promises. 2 Chron7:14 He is going to HEAL OUR LAND. We the People have had enough!!!!

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    Anna Dault
    January 25, 2022

    We are praying for the people of California, Gods deliverance, in Jesus Christ Holy Name, Amen

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