Archive for February, 2011

“R-E-V-I-V-A-L … Prepare ye’ for the way of the Lord … I can feel revival coming, I feel it in my spirit, I can feel it in my bones… I hear the voice of one crying… from the widow walking through the rain of tears…I can hear the thunder in the distance, I can hear a storm brewing…..lay your burdens down…Revival’s with your mind!” Lyrics to “Revival” by Northern Irish Celtic Band Leader – Robin Mark, on the “Azusa Street Centennial: Sound of Revival” album.

I find it exhilarating to find our numbers increase as Spiritual Warriors hear the call to arms. I was especially moved by Marilyn’s and Peggy Caden’s remarks in the first post by Ras. First, I want to add to Marilyn’s comments the additional music video above for the song “Revival” by Mark Robin. The video link above provides beautiful, and extremely moving, imagery along with the lyrics. Just follow the YouTube.com link to hear this wonderful praise song.

Regarding Peggy Caden’s comments, I too am hearing from the Lord what she said, “This is an hour and I have a need…My need is for my Bride to heed! Heed what I say and tell her closely in this time.” I have been experiencing a “call” by the Lord in this “hour” to pray for many nations. In reference to Ras comments from the Lord, “This is a serious hour. Your prayers will move My hand and greatly influence my decisions,” I feel I have been taken to task on this issue. I have prayed hard over the last month, at several levels for a number of nations and individuals, and felt at times the inadequacies of my offering, only to be amazed, within the next 24 hours, to discover a positive “breakthrough” in the events or conditions of people I have been praying for. Truly the “hour” is upon us to pray for the nations…I feel very strong affirmations in what I hear from God on this issue.

The Lord has focused my heart at different moments on the United States, The Philippines, Thailand, and Israel, along with Israel’s sister nations of Egypt, and Syria and Iraq (which were both part of the original Assyria.) As a result, I have written a number of posts as I felt called to respond:

United States: THE SPIRIT OF GOD IS UPON US – CLAIM IT! LIVE IT! SPEAK IT!

Philippines: “…Whatever You Did For One of the Least of These Brothers and Sisters of Mine, You Did For Me.” Matthew 25:40

Thailand: Pray for the Nation of Thailand

Israel and Egypt: “IF EGYPT FALLS NOW, DOES JERUSALEM GO WITH IT?” – written by Peggy Morton

Please join in and contribute to this BLOG. It is the goal of this BLOG to generate a life of it’s own as prayer warriors request the intercessors join together in specific pinpoint prayer for a nation or individual. Thanks to the nature of BLOGS, as you comment or provide specific prayers for a target nation, the entry will be cross posted under the specific country to the right.

I look forward to where God will take us in this realm. Remember, every prayer is important, especially in the collective, as we act upon the Lord’s call: “Your prayers will move My hand and greatly influence my decisions.”

God Bless You All for Joining This Prayer Network!

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February 27, 2011, Cagayan De Oro, Philippines

Last Saturday, we visited the “children under the bridge” in Villa Nueva, near Cagayan De Oro.  It was like a homecoming for me.  Several years ago, I visited these children, first arriving by climbing down a treacherous roadside embankment with the assistance of pastors attending with me.  It was almost pitch dark.  As we approached the children themselves, we saw them standing with bowls and spoons in hand before a fire fueled cooking pot from which they would receive a small portion of rice and even smaller piece of chicken.  The women cooking the meal were led by Pastora Bebe Durante, wife of Pastor Virgilio (we call him TaTa) Durante.  The children were broadly smiling and laughing with joy.  They were about to be fed.  The women were glowing with love and compassion from the joy of serving these children.  The children numbered about 50.

I was invited to greet and speak words of encouragement to these children.  Tears formed and flowed through my spontaneous smiles.  God put these children in my heart that night and I told them we would trust God to send those to school who wished to go.  They cheered.  When I arrived home, I wrote about these children.  God then raised up child sponsors for all those children.  The sponsors have been faithful these years to their sponsored child(ren).  It is a beautiful thing.

Several of these children have now risen to the top of their school classes.  Who knows but what a President of the Philippines will someday come from one such as these children under the bridge.

Now back to last Saturday.  Our team arrived at about 10:00 a.m. to see not 50 children but probably 150 children.  They danced several choreographed routines to our delight, sang some happy songs to us and even had a little soloist bless us with her song.  Pastor and Pastora Durante, together with their own biological adult children, Shaun Mark, Kaye Treasure and Jason serve with many from their church to minister to these children.  Pastors Durante and their personal family sponsor several children as well.

Good news is that the children under the bridge, together with their parent or parents (if they have them still) now attend the Durante’s church in the city.  A bus picked them up and brings them to church.  The church has grown to capacity of about 350 Sunday attendance.  They are needing to double their seating capacity and already have the physical foundations ready from previous structures beside the present auditorium.  Their present sound system is terrible but it worked for me last Sunday.  It needs to be totally replaced.

IMPORTANT.  I ask the Pastors how many children and qualified and ready for school but has no sponsor.  They immediately answered “20.”  We simply must trust God for those 20 faithful sponsors who will commit to these “20” children.  Bev and I are at capacity personally, sponsoring five children.  That is all we can afford.

PRAY.  Would you pray about sponsoring one or more of those “20” children?  If so, go to: http://www.fullnessonline.org and click on the button “Sponsor A Child” and you will be taken to a simple and easy way to sponsor a child:  $30.00 a month or $360.00 Annually.  Bev and I invite you to the team!

Bev and I surely hope you will respond in the affirmative.

FEEDBACK:  info@fullnessnetwork.net

 

 

QUESTION!  What Is Hot in Your Heart for Intercession? By Ras Robinson

Ephesians 1:18-19 (NASB)  “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might”

God has prompted many within these past few weeks to join with us in intercession in my BLOG, “A Call to Prayer for the Nations.”  They have done this by subscribing to the this BLOG.  You can also join by clicking on the button at the top of this page which read “Subscribe.”  It will immediately subscribe you.  From then on, you will receive any post I make directly to you in a email.  You will read it first!

More and more are not only reading this BLOG but are now beginning to post their prayers and insights.  I am sensing God is breathing His favor and anointing on all who participate.  I hereby invite you to participate by posting your prayers of intercession on this BLOG.

This morning, God impressed me to ask something of you:  “What is Hot in Your Heart for Intercession?”  Look again at the post on my blog by Peggy Morton.  (Explore this BLOG by reading precious posts by others, including Peggy).  Peggy’s post does a beautiful and brilliant job of presenting the challenge of praying for the nations that have been mentioned on this blog.  She illustrated with maps of those countries and regions.

With this in mind, what is your focus of intercession:  Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and USA?  And when you have posted your focus of intercession, post along with it your prayer for that nation(s).  Invite the rest of us on the blog to join with your prayers in agreements and expansion.  This could have enormous effects on the focus nation(s).

In summary, reply to this post here that you are reading by listing your focus nations and include your prayers of intercession today for each.  Invite me and others to join with you in prayers of agreement.

Can I count on you?  Intercession is not a spectator sport!

Can you imagine how we felt Monday morning of this week, February 21, to learn of a massive volcano eruption in the Philippines?  Here we are, all five team members, ready to go and now a volcano eruption.  Quickly, I researched the details concerning this event and found the location to be southeast of Manila, far away from any of the places we will visit.

We need your prayers!

The Philippine Islands nation is quite often hit with great and destructive storms, floods, malaria and dengue fevers.  Right now, the island of Bohol is being hit with gangue fever and some of our sponsored children became very, very ill and had to be hospitalized.  But again, we will not be on Bohol for this trip but we have hundreds of our 500 sponsored children on that island.

Read below about the volcano and then please intercede over the next 17 days while we are away ministering to all our 25 pastors and spouses, plus a large group of our sponsored children.  We will be baptizing a large number of children while there.  It is an important trip.  So, please hold us all up before the Father.

This is from Reuters news service:

Hundreds flee volcano in Philippines

21 Feb 2011 09:29

Source: reuters // Reuters

Mount Bulusan volcano spews ash in Sorsogon province, central Philippines, November 21, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

MANILA, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Hundreds of people fled homes and farms in central Philippines on Monday after a volcano spewed a 2-km (1.2-mile) high column of ash covering several villages, officials said.

Soldiers were patrolling a 4-km danger zone around the crater of Mount Bulusan, one of the most active volcanoes in the poor Southeast Asian nation.

Schools were closed and were being used as temporary shelters, Major Harold Cabunoc told reporters.

The army sent trucks to move around 2,000 people to safety.

“We’re also asking aircraft to avoid the volcano,” he said.

The Philippine Institute of Vulcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Mount Bulusan started spewing ash in November 2010 but the activity had died down just before the end of 2010. (Reporting by Manny Mogato; Editing by John Mair and Sanjeev Miglani)

Mt.Bulusan blew up a 2-kilometer ash cloud on Monday morning according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

Renato Solidum, PHIVOLCS director says the explosion was due to steam build-up and the ash cloud is headed southwest towards Irosin in the province of Sorsogon.

Solidum warns that aircraft should avoid the ash cloud as it could damage engines and that people in the vicinity of the volcano risk triggering respiratory problems.

PHIVOLCS is currently as Alert level 1 where people are recommended to stay out of the 4-kilometer danger zone.

Mount Bulusan is located on the island of Luzon in Sorsogon province in the Bicol region. It is 250-kilometers southeast of the Philippine capital of Manila.

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Thank you for praying.  Our team consists of Bev Robinson, Kathy Bohlin, Susan McCarson, Lucia Saunders and myself.


Have you ever seen in America the souls of people in such a free fall into selfishness, self centeredness and self gain as today?  The strikes and total disarray in our state of Wisconsin will soon be duplicated in Ohio and a whole string of other states where the unions are demanding their pay not be cut and that they continue to be able to operate as normal during critical financial times.  Most states in America are in deep financial trouble.  California is out of control financially.

God’s word may be of some help in understanding:

James 3: 13-18 (AMP) 13 Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom.
14 But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.
15 This [superficial] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal).
16 For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.
17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).
18 And the harvest of righteousness (of conformity to God’s will in thought and deed) is [the fruit of the seed] sown in peace by those who work for and make peace [in themselves and in others, that peace which means concord, agreement, and harmony between individuals, with undisturbedness, in a peaceful mind free from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts].

God is still on the throne and He wait for those who will stand in the gap in such a time as this.  Prayer is still our most powerful weapon against the devil.  In times like this, these words from God come to mind:

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (KJV) 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

This weapon of prayer that God has given is our best bet now to see transformation take place in America.  These strongholds of the flesh can be pulled down.  They must be destroyed.  Pray that our thinking as a nation gets sanitized.  Most all of this that has happened and is happening, is the way our flesh has taught us to think of ourselves first and the heck with the other people.

Intercessors, please join me as we pray for America and especially for the most financially troubled states.  We have brothers and sisters in Christ who are struggling.  Marriages are crumbling in this crisis.  Homes are being lost.  This is a low water mark day in which we live.

Our hope is in Christ alone.  Our faith is seeing God’s answer and praying it be so today as it is already so in Heaven.  Amen.

Intercessors arise.  Run to the wall.  God wants us to become more and more skilled and fired up about the power of our praying.  The article below by Joel Rosenberg is excellent and I recommend you read it carefully and then intercede.

Since the protests began in Egypt, I have wondered about fellow Christians there.  Are there any?  What are they doing?  How will they be affected.

Please enter your own prayer posts after reading this.  I am believing God to speak to you and that you will be bold enough to post what you believe He has said.  That will be exciting!

Here is the Joel Rosenberg article:

WHAT DOES MUBARAK’S DOWNFALL MEAN FOR CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT? Update: Egyptian military vows to honor treaty with Israel

Posted: February 12, 2011 by Joel Rosenberg

What does the downfall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak mean for Christians in Egypt? That’s the question I’m being asked about again and again in TV and radio interviews over the past few days, so I thought I’d jot down a few thoughts this morning.

First, senior pastors and ministry leaders in Egypt estimate there are some 2.5 million followers of Jesus Christ in their country. Most of these are born again converts who were raised as nominal Christians inside the historic Coptic (Orthodox) church. There are about eight to ten million Coptics in the country, all told, and there is a significant revival going on among them. By God’s grace, a growing number of Egyptian Muslims are leaving Islam and turning to Jesus every year. Amen. May this accelerate in the weeks and months ahead.

Second, believers in Egypt face significant harassment, ostracization, and outright persecution. Both the Mubarak government and the Islamists have worked hard to intimidate the Church over the years. While there are wonderfully bold and courageous pastors and lay leaders, many have come to live in fear and anxiety as a result.

Third, this is the most dramatic moment in the history of the modern Middle East since the downfall of the Saddam regime and the capture of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Reformers are boldly proclaiming their solutions for Egypt’s problems. Likewise, the Radicals are boldly proclaiming their solutions for Egypt’s ills. Now it is time for the Revivalists — followers of our Lord Jesus who want to revive what Egypt once had before Islam: First Century, New Testament, Biblical Christianity — to boldly proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. True freedom and liberation — spiritually and socially — will only come when individuals choose to begin a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son. Only then does the Lord offer us the free gift of life eternal and life abundant, as we read in John 3:16 and John 10:10.

Fourth, our job as believers around the world at this moment of turmoil, change and uncertainty is to stand with our brothers and sisters in Egypt, encourage them, pray for them, provide whatever training or resources they need, and provide some funding if possible to help them proclaim the gospel, make disciples, train new pastors, plant new churches, care for the poor and needy, and minister to the people in many other ways. We can’t do the work of the Church in Egypt for them, nor should we. But we can — and must — let them know that they are not alone. The Apostle Paul wrote in I Corinthians 12 that “you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.” He told us that “if one member [of the Body] suffers, all the members suffer with it.” In Philippians 2, he urged believers to be “of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.” He encouraged us to “do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.” In other words, we need to do a better job understanding the needs of the Egyptian Church and seek ways to stand with them and encourage them, not be selfish or prideful or focused merely on ourselves.

My wife, Lynn, our four sons, Lynn’s mom, and I had the joy of living in Egypt — in a suburb of Cairo, actually – for nearly three months in late 2005 and early 2006 when I was researching and writing a book. During that time, we had the opportunity to see the enormous surge of Christianity underway in the Middle East and North Africa firsthand. We met with Egyptian Muslim Background Believers (MBBs) and Nominal Christian Background Believers (NCBBs). We met believers engaged in satellite television ministry, in radio ministry, in Internet ministry, in gospel literature distribution, and in all manner of evangelism outreaches and discipleship programs. It was also a remarkable time to study the history and culture of Egypt. We visited the great museum in Cairo, climbed inside the pyramids, and traveled around the country to places like Alexandria and Sharm el-Sheikh. We learned so much, saw so much poverty, so much sadness, such stagnation, such political and spiritual stagnation.

We also made some dear friends and visited a variety of churches to better understand the challenges facing believers in that historic country. One of these was the famous “garbage church” in the caves above Cairo, located right next to the biggest “city” of trash and waste products I have ever seen in my life.

To get to the “garbage church,” you must first drive through this “city” of badly built brick and cement apartment buildings teeming with an estimated fifteen to thirty thousand “garbage people”—no one knows for sure, and the numbers are always changing—living amid literally thousands of tons of trash. Everywhere you look you see people picking through it, sorting it, rebagging it, looking for objects of value and hoping to sell plastic bottles and the like to recyclers. The stench is unbelievable.

But then you come through it to the other side, to a paved parking lot and a lovely little Christian chapel, nestled against huge cliffs. Carved into the cliffs are the most amazing scenes of Jesus walking on water, Jesus on the cross, Jesus ascending to heaven, and so forth, each with a Bible verse inscribed below it in Arabic and English, all done by a Polish artist. Inside the six caves are six chapels, the largest of which holds twenty thousand people.

Our guide that day was an MBB named Addel. He shared with us (by translation) how he was lost in drugs and alcohol and the depression of living in the garbage village. He also shared with us how he came to hear an audiocassette of one of the priests at the church and how God used that sermon to convict him of his sin and point him to what Jesus did on the cross to pay the penalty for his sins and offer him forgiveness. Now Addel greets visitors who come to see this extraordinary ministry and tells them the story of what God is doing there.

The church was planted, he said, in 1978 by a Coptic priest with a burden for reaching the people Paul called “the scum of the world, the dregs of all things” with the Good News that they could be adopted by the King of kings. So many people became Christians in the years that followed that in 1992 they had to covert the largest cave into a worship amphitheater. On an average weekend, some ten thousand new and growing believers from the garbage community come to sing and hear the message of the gospel and learn how to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. Services are held on Thursday nights (the most popular service), Friday mornings, and Sunday evenings. In May of 2005, more than twenty thousand Arab believers gathered at the garbage church for a day of prayer for their unsaved Muslim friends to become followers of Christ. The event was broadcast throughout the Middle East on a Christian satellite television network, allowing millions more to see God powerfully at work.

With our kids, Lynn and I have been watching events unfold in Egypt through the lenses of our own experiences there, but more importantly through the lenses of Scripture. We know through Isaiah 19 that the future of Egypt is going to get far worse in the last days before the return of Christ. We also know that eventually Egypt will experience a great national awakening. Millions of Egyptians will come to faith in Jesus Christ and worship Him during the Millennial Kingdom, when He reigns from His throne in Jerusalem. We are praying for the Lord to show us and The Joshua Fund team board and staff how we can be a blessing not only to Israel, but also to her neighbors, like the dear people of Egypt who have suffered so long and need to find hope and freedom in Jesus. We’d love for you to join us in these vital prayers, as well. Thanks so much, and may the Lord bless you as you bless Israel and Egypt at this critical hour.

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Now you have a new and even more strategic way to pray for fellow Christians in Egypt.  Why is this important?  It is because Egypt is a proving ground for you and me to learn the ways of God in the foreign land under Islamic control.  Let’s do our job well so that God can trust us with more.

Ras Robinson

In the Spirit I saw an old western movie town with gunfighters anxiously roaming the streets.  It reminded me so much of the famed old movie “Shoot Out at the O. K. CORRAL.”  Many were in the town saloon.  A few were still riding their horses.  Gunshots were heard over the yelling of violent men wearing black hats.  Most were shouting to top of their lungs.  They were terrorizing the town.

The rabble rousers were getting louder and louder with obscenities.  They kept shouting “Take the Town and the People.”  You could quickly see their arrogance, hate and meanness.  There had fire in their eyes and you could sense their utter determination to kill and destroy.

The normally peaceful citizens were alarmed and afraid.  Most of them were hiding in their houses and behind buildings.  They never imagined this would happen to them and their otherwise peaceful town.

Suddenly there was a very loud voice heard.  Only the people of the town could hear it.  The voice was strong and totally confident.  The voice said “Prepare for War.”  It was the voice of the Lord God Jehovah.  He would give them, if they heard His voice and obeyed, battle plans, together with all the weapons they needed.  His hand of favor would be upon them.  In addition, He sent war angels to fight at their side.

They cleaned and oiled their guns, resetting their gun sights.  Next, they sharpened both edges of their swords and knives.  Their courage was building.  Confidence was rising in their hearts.  They had suddenly been given all the boldness they would need for the battle.

The Lord says, “This is not a day to be slack.  No dozing and snoozing for you.  Sit and stand up straight.  It is time for the war of wars.  If you do not fight in this war, the enemy will take you, your town and your nation to ruins.  Man the battle posts.

Call unto Me and I will show you great and mighty things that you know not of.    Set your ear and focus your mind on My voice.  I am your commander-in-chief.  We will win this battle.

Prayers and intercessions are my strategies.  Steeped in and walking in Godly wisdom will be yours if you ask, listen and obey what you hear.  Peace will come but at a price.”

Ras Robinson

EGYPT – NETANYAHU WARNS OF “A NEW CALIPHATE” by Joel C. Rosenberg

Dear Intercessors,

This whole idea of a Caliphate to govern the world politically and religiously startles me.  Our present threat of a new world order perhaps never anticipated this present day development.  Behold, the grim reaper of extreme radicalism is knocking at our door in America, Europe, Middle, Asia, Africa and even South America.

A Caliphate is for the most part in its present form a worldwide political, organizational and governing ambition of the Muslims.  But the deeper truth is that the religious twin to the political is where you find the radicals and even the terrorists.  Ultimately, as in Iran, the religious leaders will eventually rule of these Muslim ambitions one by one.  Some of us are just beginning to learn of these things.

Now in this following article, famed evangelical and best-selling author Joel Rosenberg details some of the present dimensions and warns of how it may well develop.  Please read this carefully and prayerfully.

Come join me on my knees before the throne of our Lord God Almighty.  Let us make Heaven ring with our intercessions

EGYPT – NETANYAHU WARNS OF “A NEW CALIPHATE” by Joel C. Rosenberg

(Washington, D.C., February 9, 2011) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an important address to a policy conference in Jerusalem on Monday of some 400 European lawmakers and dignitaries, organized by the European Friends of Israel. During the address, which I encourage you to read in its entirety, Netanyahu warned of several serious threats to world peace and Western civilization: 

1. The expressed ambition of Shia and Sunni Radical Muslims to build a Islamic kingdom or “caliphate” that will encompass the Middle East and North Africa, and then Europe, and then North America, and then the entire world. Netanyahu did not say the caliphate would be achieved, but he rightly warned that this is what the Radicals want to achieve.

2. The rise of an Iranian regime with nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles that can not only reach Israel but more and more of Europe.

3. An Egypt that doesn’t develop into a peaceful, moderate, secular democracy with a prominent role for the military to provide stability and security but into one of two other scenarios: A) one in which “the Islamists exploit the[ir] influence to gradually take the country into a reverse direction, not towards modernity and reform but backward; or B) one in which “Egypt would go the way of Iran, where calls for progress would be silenced by a dark and violent repression that subjugates its own people and threatens everyone else.”

Netanyahu did not say these threats would inevitably come to pass. To the contrary, he stated clearly, “The good news is that nothing is inevitable. We have the power to protect our common civilization, to roll back the forces of radicalism and to advance a secure peace. One of the keys to defeating this fanaticism is to be able to distinguish friends from enemies.”

Well put, Mr. Prime Minister. Let us pray more people have ears to hear, eyes to see and hearts to understand.

>> I’ve posted key excerpts from the speech on the blog, along with a link to the full text. We’ve also posted links to several interviews I have done in recent days on the Egypt Crisis, including those with Glenn Beck, CBN, Janet Parshall, and Fox News, along with links to the latest headlines from Egypt and the epicenter. Just go http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/. Thanks.

(Photo: PM Netanyahu addressing the European Friends of Israel conference in Jerusalem.)

SOURCE:  Joel Rosenberg

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CONCLUSION:

You are hereby invited to pray, get involved and learn all you and then ask God what He would have you do.  These are serious and treacherous times.  We need the Lord.  We need each other.

Ras Robinson

A great intercessor and dear friend is apostle Carolyn Sissom of Katy, TX.  She forwarded this piece to me today.  As I read it, I began to see “red” so to speak, I became so stirred up.

Frankly, I’m tired of the Islamic thing.  And now I am finding out that there is a greater threat to America – the Caliphate.  This article summarizes some of the essence behind all the global mayhem we have been seeing.

Join with me and let’s see what God will do with all this threat.  I believe He will show us and I believe He will act in our behalf.  You?

Caliphate….learn about this….you’ll be hearing about it more and more…..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliphate ( this link also has a whole history of the Caliphate)

The term caliphate (from the Arabic خلافة or khilāfa, Turkish: Halife ) refers to the first system of government established in Islam, and represented the political unity of the Muslim Ummah (nation). In theory, it is a constitutional republic[1] (see Constitution of Medina), meaning that the head of state (the Caliph) and other officials are dicate to the people according to Islamic law, which exercises power over their citizens. It was initially led by Muhammad‘s disciples as a continuation of the political system the prophet established, known as the ‘rashidun caliphates’. It represented the political unity, not the theological unity of Muslims as theology was a personal matter.

A “caliphate” is also a state which implements such a governmental system.

Dear Intercessors,

I send this to help educate us in this ‘season’ we find ourselves.  Knowledge is key for us to pray accurately and with insight.  The process of creating larger moslem states or possibly having elected representation in places like the US or France is not a surprise, it is already happening……….but that it has a name and is referred to in common news now was a surprise.

I am not a regular viewer of many programs on tv, since I just don’t have the time to tune in.  But, I just happened to tune in to Glenn Beck earlier this week and he mentioned this term, Caliphate.  I’d never heard it before and he gave a brief description because he is putting forth the idea that the current crisis in Egypt is a piece of a very large global puzzle to create, at the least, a new regional Islamic government of global proportions.  This would come about mostly through the organized efforts of the Muslim Brotherhood, and could possibly stretch in to Europe and into this hemisphere if not stopped by some means.(The Muslim Brotherhood created Al Queda and Hamas.  They are the extreme of the moslem extremists, are the best financed and are the most organized of moslem groups, and are dispersed among the nations, including ours.)

Now to my surprise I am viewing an interview tonight of Donald Rumsfield, former Secretary of Defense under President GW Bush, and HE MENTIONS CALIPHATE in his interview.  He explains the same principle of the moslems creating a literal conglomerate nation through the overthrow of existing nations, covering all the Middle East, Europe and “beyond” , called a CALIPHATE.  Now Rumsfield is a man who has been out of the national scene for years, and yet he talks about the caliphate as if it has been known of for years by most Americans.  So, I am thinking, this may be new news to Glenn Beck, me and perhaps you…..but to those who first took the challenge of defending our nation after 9-11, this is a known fact and one that propelled our nation to eradicate Al Queda and other extreme moslem sects.

To add to the understanding, know that the creation of the Caliphate in our generation is almost the phoenix rising from the ashes.  If you look at the history, you see how it worked through the hundreds of years…and the rebirth now is much like a resurrection.  So, consider for your prayers asking God to cut off the spirit wanting to resurrect this, to almost stop the redigging of the Caliphate wells, amen?

And as one digs in to Google, listens to these interviews and news from outside the left media types, this Caliphate “nation” would be similar to an Iran under the rule of an Ayatollah, a religious moslem that runs a nation through the Sharia law.  And would REALLY export the “jihad” against Israel and anyone or place that is not exactly as the moslem extremist are since they would have access to whole national militaries, untold national resources and funds to grow and expand it’s reach.

So, as we read and digest all the news on Egypt, put this one under your hat and stay tuned.

The possible impact of this Caliphate, where nations fall like dominoes into the moslem abyss, is truly sobering.  And it all starts with protests that fuel chaos that sets the stage for the unrest and ultimate overthrow of existing government.

Our prayers for Egypt are for a greater cause than I think we realize.  There is a larger movement afoot, there is much more at stake.   If Egypt does not stay independent of the Muslim Brotherhood or something like it, the experts are saying it will be like kindling in a fire…it will fuel other protests and overthrows in more nations.

I pray this helps illuminate more of the schemes of the enemy.  If you have any other related insights, send em my way…this is a dialog between us all, amen?

Forwarded to me by apostle Carolyn Sissom, Katy, TX, Eastgate Ministries

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Egypt Jordan Israel Sudan

The Middle East Countries

 Paul’s Ministry in Thessalonia:

1 Thessalonians 2: 1-12

 1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. 2 We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. 3 For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. 4 On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. 5 You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. 6 We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. 7 Instead, we were like young children among you. 

Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, 8 so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. 9 Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

The Power of Our Prayers

In verse 1, 1 Thessalonians 2, where Paul comments on Philippi, we could  just as easily insert the names of the  countries of Egypt, or Israel, or the Philippines and this appeal would have the same meaning.  It is an appeal to stand up and rise to the occasion, Brothers and Sisters. For too long, people have sat and watched the news go by, observing from a distance with a liaise-a-faire attitude saying if it is “not in my back yard, then it is not my concern.” Nothing could be further from the truth in our current global environment. As a global giant, the United States controls the money market, the price of food, and military clout as a world leader along with China and Russia. We have the numbers in our favor: high population of educated people, a large and multi-culturally diverse population, farm land, oil and natural gas reserves, etc.  We see the influence and power of the United States spoken about in the news, on the web, in magazines. So why do we not speak, hear, read, see our religious strength in the mainstream news, on the web, and in magazines? We have a mighty Christian army behind us; we have enough people and faith to move mountains. There is power in prayer. Our prayers. So pray like never before for God to intercede in Egypt, because if Egypt falls, it could take Jerusalem with it.

Is Jerusalem Really At Risk?

 The reason that Jerusalem could be in jeopardy is because all of Egypt’s neighboring countries will be economically impacted by the success or failure of Egypt. They are all part of the same economic macro-environment influenced by the conflict in the Middle East, by oil prices, and by the world market’s aversion to risk brought on by unstable governments. The failure of one country upsets the fragile balance of all of them. Add to that volatility, the possible Muslim Brotherhood takeover of the Egyptian government, therein lies the major threat to Jerusalem, because the Muslims do not recognize the sovereignty of Jerusalem nor the rights of Christianity in Israel.

What was Paul trying to say to the gentiles in Philippi? He was saying that to live a life of a Christian means putting aside our earthly sins and weakness and loving others and ourselves as God would love his children. We should not be driven by greed, impure motives, trickery, selfishness, or by trying to please people above being righteous or moral. He only asks the people to work a fair day’s labor so as not to be a burden to others, to treat others as you would like to be treated, and to encourage, lift up and comfort our fellow man as we share the Gospel. Why, we ask, should these simple tenets be so difficult to implement in today’s setting?

The State of the Union: Egypt

Let’s try to summarize where we are at today in Egypt:

After 2 days and 2 nights of bloody fighting, today (February 4th, 2011) marks the 12th day of protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on the country’s First Friday Day of Prayer kicking off the “The Day of Departure” gathering of Egyptians. The impetus of this event is the Egyptian people’s request for the resignation and departure of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Like the Philippines, Egypt has a rich supply of natural resources. Like the Philippines, Egypt has a government head that has been in power for several generations. Like the Philippines, Egypt has a large proportion of the population being in their twenties or younger, who feel their life and future is hopeless, being jobless or marginally employed with few options to improve their economic situation.  They are a youthful, inexperienced, group who feels they have nothing to lose and everything to gain by a change in governing power. They represent about 65% of the population of Egypt. The economic problems in Egypt are magnified by the inflation concerns due to conflict in the Middle East, which has the effect of worsening the labor job market. Food prices are pushed up due to oil price increases and market response to high risk status of the Egyptian economy. There is a need for a more democratic government to set new political and economic reforms that will improve market conditions in Egypt. Short term government must provide further subsidies to help people get jobs and food. The subsidies, in turn, have the potential to increase inflation, potentially sending food and basic living expenses even higher. We see rudimentary weapons, people hurling rocks back and forth in a tug of war over what boils down to conflicts over religious beliefs and government tyranny. But that only masks a dangerous under-current of unrest that could easily end in a blood bath like what happened in uprising by the students in Tiananmen Square in China in 1989. Israel and the Philippines could easily domino into the same fate as Egypt. Can we, as Christians, influence that fate through our appeals to God?

Does any of this sound familiar? It is important to understand that history repeats itself and that significant insights can be gained by understanding how events came to pass, what the final outcome was, and what the long-term economic impact was to the nation compared to similar historical events. For Christians, our best references are the historically relevant books in the Bible.  Hence, the reference to the Book of Thessalonians as a historical reference point.

The 12 Focus Points of Prayer

Cindy Jacobs, a prophet through Generals International, has provided a succinct list of 12 prayers as focus points for intercessory prayer for Egypt. You may find the prayer points at Generals International: Updated Prayer Alert for Egypt and the Middle East. I am reposting the list of prayer points below so that we, too, can join in prayer as intercessors in God’s Army. It is so important to come together in unity now and pray the same prayers. For God has made a covenant with us that where two or more pray, he will listen. I do believe that the number 12 is significant here. Paul was speaking of the twelve apostles in 1 Thessalonians 2 spreading the word of the Gospel.  I believe that God will hear our prayers and respond twelve-fold to these points. Please join Mike and Cindy Jacobs, and Generals International in prayer about this every day:

1.  Pray that God will reveal every secret plot the Muslim Brotherhood has in Egypt.   

2.  Pray that every scheme that is Al Qaeda backed will be exposed in all levels of Egyptian culture, including the police.

3.  Pray for protection of Christians across the Middle East

4.  Pray for a smooth transition to a secular government.

5.  Pray that the military of Egypt will not stand with pro-Muslim Brotherhood factions.

6.  Pray that factions will not blow up the oil pipeline and that the Suez Canal will stay open for international commerce. (see Note 1 below)

7.  Pray that this Islamist revolution will not be successful and that they will not be able to establish an Islamic Caliphate.

8.  Pray for protection for Israel from the terrorists that would sneak across the border into Gaza while the borders are unguarded.

9.  Pray for comfort and peace for those who have been caught up in the midst of their nations being destabilized.

10. Pray for a movement of unified fasting and prayer to sweep across the believers in Jesus and powerfully impact the Middle East.

11. Pray for an Isaiah 19 highway of holiness to be established. (see Note 2 below)

12. Pray for a Great Awakening to take place, with thousands of souls swept into the Kingdom of God.

Note 1: Posted at Alert.Net, via Reuters: “Egypt has been a U.S. ally throughout Mubarak’s rule and it is strategically vital to American interests because of its 1979 peace treaty with Israel and its control of the Suez Canal.” For additional news on Egypt from a fairly unbiased reporting perspective,  click on this link Alert.net

Note 2:   Isaiah 19:23-25:  In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. 25 The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”