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JapanThe Lord Jesus said that in the last days….

“there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven….There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Luke 21:11, 25-26

“For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.” Romans 8:22

APOCALYPTIC EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI HIT JAPAN: Nuclear power plant explodes    Posted: March 11, 2011 – Verses above quoted from this important must read page by Joel C. Rosenberg

 TIMELINE

Friday – 3-11-11: 

  • Japan is located along the Pacific “ring of fire,” an area of high seismic and volcanic activity stretching from New Zealand in the South Pacific up through Japan, across to Alaska and down the west coasts of North and South America.
  • The Japan quake was “hundreds of times larger” than the 2010 quake that ravaged Haiti, and is ranked as the 4th largest quake since 1900.
  • The Japanese quake was of similar strength to the 2004 earthquake in Indonesia that triggered a tsunami that killed over 166,000 people in more than a dozen countries around the Indian Ocean.
  • The 9.0 Richter scale earthquake, shifted the earth’s crust eight feet (2.4 meters) along the coast of Japan, and shifted the planet on its axis by nearly 6 inches (15.5 centimeters).
  • 33 foot waves (10 meters) high tsunami in Fukushima Prefecture on Friday, causing the formation of 30-foot walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfed entire towns, dragged houses onto highways, and tossed cars and boats like toys. Some waves reached six miles (10 kilometers) inland in Miyagi Prefecture on Japan’s east coast.
  • Click here to see the live video of the tsunami wave hitting the coast and sweeping away an entire city in the Fukushima Prefecture.
  • Click here to read a firsthand report on the experience of living through the Japan quake.

Saturday – 3-12-11 4:30a: 

  • Hawaii hit by first aftermath of waves from the Japan tsunami.
  • The Fukushima Daiichi plant, north of Tokyo is leaking radiation and wind is blowing it further north above Tokyo – with radiation leak in 1 of 4 reactors due to not having electricity needed to cool down the cores. Worst case scenarios is that people will have risk of cancer from exposure to radiation.
  • Japanese media estimate that at least 1,300 people were killed. (Actual numbers may be closer to 10 times the initial estimate.)

 Monday – 3-13-11 9:30p: 

  • Reactor 3 experiences hydrogen explosion and Reactor 2 has been compromised at the The Fukushima Daiichi plant. Radiation leaks into the atmosphere could be dispersed out as far as Tokyo.

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God is moving and shaking us awake, I believe. This morning, I woke up with a start at 4:30a, approximately the same time the Japan tsunami aftermath waves hit Hawaii today, March 12, 2011. Was God signally just me, a lone individual currently in a small town in central Texas? No, I think not. I got on Facebook and others in my circle of acquaintances are also up and writing at about the same time. They, too, have been awakened at this early hour, some with accompanying pain, others not. Those of us who are particularly sensitive to God’s presence sometimes have travailing pain in crisis situations. I woke up with a severe headache – I attribute this to pressure changes in the atmosphere. To those of us familiar with Quantum Physics, everything that moves creates a counterpart opposing reaction. That includes atmospheric pressure changes (i.e. energy) from even the slightest movement of an atom on up to air waves created by sonic booms. Taken to infinity that means that in the spiritual realm, if we are awakened abruptly or startled it just might be the presence of God moving to gently nudge us into his realm. He does, after all, control all vibrations on the earth, including the earthquakes and the tsunamis. Take note, he may be giving us advance notice of the end of time. 

Ras recently commented along these lines:

“Yes, these are the end times.  But you have been in the end times since the first century of Christianity.  People and pundits have played the term end times to suit their own purposes.  I say unto you, be ready at all times.  I still control the times and seasons.  Be very watchful and pray to the Lord your God.  He will hear from Heaven.  …. I am still Lord over all things.  Let your heart be at peace.”

The Lord warns us that “The heavens and the earth will shake from all points from the east to the west and the north to the south.” This gives me pause to think about the events of late. I ask myself, “Where is Japan in relation to where I am in Texas?” It is due east of my current location. The tsunami aftermath is traversing the globe right now along the earth’s longitudinal axis from the east to the west hitting the western shores of the US and Hawaii as I write this. The nuclear radiation, as a result of the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant explosion, is being picked up by the Pacific jet stream and could travel onwards to the Western Seaboard of the United States. In addition, the entire earth’s axis has shifted 6 inches from the massive earthquake in Japan. It is mind-boggling to think of the energy it takes to move that amount of mass. How much more “shaking” do we, the people, need in order for God to get our attention? 

A very wise, 85 year old friend of mine recently said to me that if we are true and faithful Christians, we will be saved in the end times, BEFORE the final earthly catastrophe’s hit. How will we know when and how this is going to happen? We will know because we will not feel pain, but only the joy and peace because God will have lifted us to heaven first. Unlike the non-believers left here the earth (if the planet still exists) where hell will reside.  Because He will give us that abrupt nudge, or push, that will cause us to come to attention. It may be a spit second, or a nanosecond, before “it” happens, but nonetheless the signal will come. So do not worry, do not fret, be at peace and be at rest. All is well. All is well.

All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.  He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

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“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!

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!

 
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.”

I have posted this comment on behalf of Peggy Morton:

Alert.net Country Snapshot: The Philippines is a fragile, unstable democracy plagued by high levels of corruption and political violence. Poverty is widespread. An improving economic growth rate in recent years has been insufficient to offset a fast growing population and extreme inequalities of wealth.

Alert.net News: MANILA, Dec 21 (Reuters) – President Benigno Aquino unveiled a plan focusing on measures to cut poverty to defeat Maoist and Muslim rebels. Since the late 1960s, the Philippines has been fighting leftist and Islamist rebellions that have killed more than 160,000 people, displaced 2 million and stunted growth in the poor but resource-rich country. Soldiers from close ally the United States have been operating in the Philippine south since 2002, providing medical care and repairing schools and roads to help defeat a small group of Islamist militants with ties to al Qaeda. “If we can stop poverty, then we can stop the war and the shooting,” Aquino said. (Excerpts from a much longer expose at Alert.net)

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Within the last 10 years, the Philippines population grew by 16M people, compared to 30M in the US. That growth rate represents about a 20% of the population in the Philippines, twice the growth rate of the US. The Philippines has 94M and the US has 320M people, so while the Philippines has only 30% of the population of the US, the Phillipines population is proportionally growing at twice the rate of the US.

In 2010, the Philippines had four times more people per area than the US. The population density comparison between the Philippines and the US is:

Philippines:     122 people/square km (50 people/square mile)

US:                       38 people/square km (15 people/square mile)  

For more demographics see the Philippines Alert.net country profile link to the right.

To bring these numbers down to terms of everyday life, imagine 3 more houses (or units) put on the property where you live. You would know your neighbors up close and friendly. The Philippines has run out of land and jobs for its people. The end result is that the lower echelon of society finds themselves being scavengers of the left overs. They live on the street, they live in the dumpsites, they live not day to day, but from hour to hour, trying to find enough sustenance to just stay alive, never mind get an education.

In the Philippines, about 100 families control most of the wealth, land, and political power. The country does not have a public school system like the United States. The wealthy send their children to private schools. Assume there are 10 family members for each of the 100 wealthy families, that means that about 1,000 people, out of 94M people in the Philippines, are getting an education equivalent to what we receive in the United States. The remainder of the population relies on humanitarian and missionary efforts to improve literacy and education.

The missionary arena is where Fullness in Christ Ministries is a major contributor. The ministry started over seven years ago, and within that period has educated over 1,000 of the least of the least, the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines. This year about 500 children are clothed, fed, and educated by the Fullness in Christ Ministries led pastors. The ministry goal is to reach 1,000 children in 2011. Imagine the impact of this effort on the Philippines? If the countries’ educated population base doubled through the work of the ministry – 1,000 more children would grow up to be well educated, Christian adults who can then become the future leaders of a country that desperately needs to have new blood in its governmental and judicial system. These same 1,000 children have families, and grow to become 2,000 people, who within a 100 year period would be able to move out of their family legacy of poverty and claim God’s inheritance – an inheritance of new wine, new wineskin, new provision for economic growth both in the family and within the nation, as they build their own businesses and industrial base. Compare this to the current system that is designed to benefit the wealthy, that is untouchable to the common person on the streets of nation, a system of the “Haves” and the “Have-Nots.”

The Christian efforts of ministries, like Fullness in Christ Ministries, largely work behind the scenes with little fanfare. Is it not time to start promoting the positive Christian efforts of people and organizations who give sacrificially to support a nation, as opposed to those who give to support a war? The time has come for a new season of giving, the type of giving that reflects the economies of scale in the global world in which we currently live and work in. The type of giving that is built on love and not war. The type of giving that is reflective of Jesus’ walk in God’s world. Please pray about this issue and if God leads your heart to do so, please help the children rise into their inheritance by sponsoring their education. Take action now by going to Fullness in Christ Ministries’ website and selecting the link to “Sponsor A Child,” the link to “Ministry To Children,” and/or the link to become a “Vision Bearer” for the Filipino children. 

Monetary donations can also be mailed to:

Fullness in Christ Ministries

P.O. Box 136117
Ft. Worth, TX 76136-6117
info@fullnessnetwork.net
www.fullnessonline.org

Matthew 25:31-46 (New International Version, ©2010):

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

   34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

   37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

   40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

   41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

   44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

   45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

   46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Thailand Needs Your Prayers

I have posted this comment on behalf of Peggy Morton:

BANGKOK, THAILAND, Dec 10, 2010 (Reuters) – The Thai military played a larger role in the killing of civilians during political unrest in Bangkok this year than officials have acknowledged, leaked state documents seen by Reuters show. Ninety-one people were killed and at least 1,800 were wounded during the unrest in April and May. More than 30 buildings were set on fire. It was the worst political violence in modern Thai history. (excerpt from a much longer expose.)

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Alert.net: Thailand is a constitutional hereditary monarchy with King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the throne since 1946 – the world’s longest-reigning monarch.

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The words underlined in bold above jumped out at me as I read these excerpts. Suddenly I find myself supernaturally in the midst of a chilling, bloody, civil war, a war that brings to mind the slaughter of Jews and Gentiles by the Eqyptian Pharoahs, when the Pharoahs felt threatened by a Christian uprising. The current Thai monarchy is feeling threatened by the “red shirt” protest movement and is quick to send in national troops to “control” the uprising of the people. I sit here in the natural, just having been given a scarf made in Thailand, brought to me from a missionary returning from a trip to the country. She so kindly thought to bring a Christmas gift back from her trip. Little did she know the mantle of grace shifted from the Thai people, to her, and then to me. A very small group of christian missionaries are currently in Thailand, striving to lift a handful of  Thai people out of abject poverty and into Christian beliefs. I think of the hands that made this scarf, hands probably used to sitting, and bowing, and praying to a Buddhist God, while I sat in church with the scarf resting on my shoulders, and prayed to Jesus to save these people for their own monarchy. I pray that the oppression of a corrupt, heredity monarchy, be lifted so that the people could be set free to live in peace. My friend was quick to point out that Thai people are full of grace and love, they are a giving people without the expectation that they are due a better life, a new life in a new country. They are happy to live in their homeland, and strive to give from their heart and to live their life in peace. Interestingly, the word “Thai” in the local language means “the land of the free.”

 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10: “You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”

Phillipines, Thailand, North Korea, South Korea and Japan

Prayer for the Nations of Asia and The Pacific Islands

Seek out and ask the Lord to guide you to intercede for Japan, North Korea, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand.

Many people have asked us, “Just how do I go about interceding on behalf of a country and its people?” We suggest that you follow the Alert.net link to right to view the Country Profile. Alert.net provides a profile for every country that will give a feel for the people and culture. Then review the “News and Alerts” for that country. These two resources will give you a good feel for the pulse of what is going on in and where to focus on specific, pinpoint prayer for the country. For instance, I know fairly little about Thailand. With these two links, I can have a fairly comprehensive idea of what type of intercessory prayer may be needed for that country.

Alertnet is an awesome site! We already have a posted prayer on this blog for Ethiopia that came in right after we posted the Middle East map. This is so great because with just the framework in place, the posts and prayers start to create a life of their own as they transition to a global prayer network! It has been our desire for a long time to see this come to fruition. We hope you will be as blessed by it as we are. God Bless You!

I have posted this comment on behalf of Peggy Morton:

The Lord impressed upon me the need to step out and inherit my gifts of prophecy and intercession on behalf of the nations. “Claim It, Live It, Speak It!” He said. Specifically, I was to accept my inheritance of the United States and Canada. He placed in my hand a necklace that I had bought 15 years ago, when I was just a fledgling in my relationship with God. The piece is a small sphere, representing the world, and it is the size of a large marble. Inscribed on the sphere are precious stones representing each continent. The world has all the meridians inscribed in fine, thin gold filament. The globe is then set into a cage of four bands of silver which come together (representing the four ends of the earth) and meet at the yin and yang symbol. The cage locks down and protects the entire globe of precious stones from harm.

On this globe, the United States and Canada are represented by turquoise to honor the inheritance of the Native Americans. The African nations are represented by the brownish red color of tiger’s eye bringing to mind the African lion, the symbol and the African heritage. Mother of Pearl represents the North Pole, South Pole, and Australia. The seas and oceans are the intense blue lapis lazuli, a stone prized in the ancient days.

God impressed upon me that the yin and yang symbols stand for keeping world in balance, free of war, poverty, and destruction of it precious resources. As he did with Adam and Eve, He has placed the earth in our hands for prayer, protection, and to care for it so that it can feed us. If we kill the world through our own abuse and excesses, we in turn kill ourselves.

Like a prayer stone, I rolled the globe in my hand and prayed this week, and I felt the turquoise and tiger’s eye stones heat up. I felt strongly that we needed to align ourselves with our network of missionaries in the field and to pray for them like never before in order to fan the flames of revival; that we were to start positioning apostles and disciples in the field so they could plant new seed and build the bonfire of revival in other nations. We need to get in place quickly, because the momentum of revival, the passing of the torch to light the fire in the next nation needs an orchestrated, continues hand-off, just like in the passing of the torches in the beginning of the Olympic Games.

Just as God warned Ezekiel that he must go out to the Israelites, that he had to live among them and bear their burden, so that Israelites could recognize the sins of their people and repent, we too must go out into the world and suffer our travails for each country. Ezekiel was given the order to warn the Israelites that they must listen to the word of God, must change from their ways of the past, or God would destroy the people. If Ezekiel failed to warn them, then he too would be killed for not obeying God’s order.

Ezekiel 3:16-19 At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.”

We must go out there and feel and see the burdens of the people, and bring them salvation and hope, so that they can receive God’s covenant and save the world for our children and future generations.  Only in this way will we inherit God’s promise found in Isaiah 54:9.

Isaiah 54:9-13 “So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

“Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with lapis lazuli. I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones.”

“All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.” AMEN