Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one Body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:2-6 NIV)
"I have looked down upon My cities," says the Lord. "I am placing the eagles over My cities as the watchmen who tower into the skies. Every city will have watchmen on the walls, watchmen from within, and watchmen in the skies. I am sending My eagles up into the skies to see far out in advance in order to warn My people of distant trouble.
"As David faced Goliath (1 Sam. 17:50), as Moses faced pharaoh (Ex. 12:31), as Joshua faced the mysteries and uncertainness of a new land for My people (Josh. 1), they were not afraid. They were with Me and I am with them.
"Do not be afraid of your enemies who will try to strike fear in your hearts. Fear is not of My hand nor of My Kingdom. I have called you to pray; I have called you to stand at the gates of your city and seek My face, becoming a shield of protection for those behind you. I will be with you as you stand in the gap. I am using you as My instrument of peace, protection, and healing over your land."
There are enemy plans taking place once again to disrupt multiple cities all at the same time, bringing dishonor to our land, chaos to our streets, and fear within the heart of our country. These plans must be stopped through the power of unified prayer and worship. Christians are to see and warn in advance of coming troubles. This isn't "gloom and doom"; it is God's ability to reveal the plans of the enemy to His people before they happen. (Photo via Wikipedia)
Tragedy shouldn't be a surprise because someone somewhere will be warned in order to inform God's people. It is time to be able to hear and see what is before us at a much greater level than what we currently are. As prophetic voices, we must speak into the nations, political realms, states, and regions where we reside. Natural battles are always won through the power of prayer joined with unified hearts.
I Am Sending My People to the Front Lines of the Battle
While Jezebel was killing off the Lord's prophets, Obadiah had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water. (1 Kings 18:4 NIV)
"As I brought the prophets out of the caves during Elijah's day, I am releasing My prophets into the skies over America to reveal that which is being said and planned way before it should happen. I will use My prophets to foil and expose the plans of the enemy.
"I will cause My soaring eagles to become like a shield of fire within the skies—a banner of protection to their cities. The enemy's plans will no longer be a hidden mystery to My prophets or My people. I will send My people to the front lines quicker than first responders can arrive on the scene."
Prophets must rise to the occasion now. The years ahead will require the prophets/prophetesses to see and hear with greater clarity. They must speak exactly what God tells them, holding nothing back.
God's people will become extremely sensitive to future events to where we will be there before the occurrence happens. As Christians, we carry the only true and real answer to any problem on earth. We have the authority, and it is time we use it properly. We carry the solution to a nation in crisis.
I Am Unmasking Plans and Changing Hearts
At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: "Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again." Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The Lord—He is God! The Lord—He is God!" (1 Kings 18:36-39 NIV) (Photo via Public Domain Photos)
"As Elijah stood in the face of the prophets of Baal and Asherah, so will My people stand and not be afraid. I am raising up the remnant, separating the foul breed from among My people. I will cause My people to become as bold as lions in the face of their enemies. Do not be afraid of those who wish to cause you harm. You will tread on the enemy that wants to destroy your land. With your own eyes you will watch deliverance with My mighty hands."
Do not fear those who want to bring harm against your city. The Lord will change the hearts of some of your enemies, and you will find favor where you never had it before. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Andy Sanders had an encounter with God just before his high school graduation that altered his life forever. He has since devoted his time to preaching the Gospel, writing, and developing authors. He co-authored the Capturing the Supernatural series (www.capturingthesupernatural.com). Andy has a BA from Central Bible College and carries a masters and doctorate in Christian education from Freedom Seminary, graduating with honors. His family resides in Syracuse, NY.
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