Posts Tagged ‘Intercession’

RAS’ DREAM THE NIGHT OF May 16:  I dreamed a triple segment dream last night.  It is the first time that has ever happened.  God has impressed upon me the significance, importance and prophetic impact of this dream:

I dreamed in the first segment that there were spheres or balls of small bee-like attacking insects coming at me.  There were many bees in each ball.  One would escape the ball and fly towards me.  Then the ball would close ranks and return to a tight sphere.  This startled me.  At first, this scene seemed harmless but then I realized it could become catastrophic.

In the second segment, the ball was reinforced by many other balls of bees, just like the first one.  After a while, the third segment displayed the sky full of the balls of bees.

Reference was made in my May 17 BLOG to the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Iran missile sights in our neighbor Venezuela, Columbia.  We also mention Iran swapping rocket technologies with North Korea.

Nothing was mentioned about anything in that post applying to Ras personally.  Neither was then mentioned in the dream that the bee flying toward Ras ever actually stung him.  But there are messages to Ras within the dream.

Today, I want to share the interpretations of this dream by my wife Bev and then my comments on all the dream interpretations (read the posts on the BLOG with interpretations of this dream), including Bev’s.

Bev’s Interpretation:  RAS’ BEE DREAM

I have studied dreams and interpretation for a number of years and taught on the subject several times.  My main understanding of dreams is what God has taught me as I have written down my dreams and sought Him for the interpretation.  I use the following Scripture as the basis for all dream interpretation:

Genesis 40:8 (NASB) Then they said to him, “We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell it to me, please.”

As the Scriptures say, interpretations come from God.  Tell it.  I even speak my own dreams to myself out loud.   Often the interpretation comes as I am speaking the dream aloud.   Or I may go to someone for counsel and tell the dream and then the interpretation comes.  But the correct interpretation always comes by way of God.

Most all dreams have meaning that is personal to the one dreaming, likewise so do the symbols.  Dream symbols do not mean the same to every person.  Symbols mean different things to different people, i.e. to a bee keeper, a ball of flying bees may mean something altogether different than to the average person.  Some symbols tend to be universal, but only for the purpose of spring boarding one into a specific interpretation.  Only God knows completely the deep interworking of the subconscious minds of people.

A dream usually has to do with what the dreamer is going through at that particular time.  Even if it is a prophetic dream it is usually spurred by something happening in the present knowledge of the dreamer.

I would say one’s dreams are almost 99.44 percent about themselves.  I know of some hard stories of things people have gone through because they thought a dream was about the person they dreamed.  In reality, a dream is about the personality traits of the dreamer that is represented by the traits seen in a person in the dream.

God wants to speak to the dreamer whether it is about something personal or has a broader interpretation of the prophetic.  Some times with me it has been both.

Now to the interpretation of Ras’s dream.  I have the advantage of him telling me the dream and I just asked him to tell it to me again.

The dream was in three segments.  Look again at it (see above).

Bees represent problems or fears, not gargantuan problems or fears, as if there were bears or tigers or lions swarming around him, but nevertheless problems that could sting.   But since some flew at him they are threatening to sting or irritating him by coming near.   In the dream, the number of bees grew increasingly larger.  Notice none of the bees stung Ras.  So this is more a warning or an irritant.

I have another advantage in interpretation in that I know he was going though some personal problems with some of his relatives having illnesses that he was unaware of until he was called.  As he learned more, bigger problems emerged, and there was even one that resulted in death.  There was a possible problem in the ministry with something to be worked out with one of our pastors, but again it wasn’t major.

Now on to the prophetic.  When we were in Japan a few years ago a missionary told us that the country of Japan was called a swarm of bees by some other Asian countries.  I believe that meant they were like bees in starting wars.  We heard something like buzzing bees when they made decisions.  They seem to make decisions better as a group than as individuals.  We were told they are taught the group as a whole is more important than the individual.  If you remember, there was no looting during the recent earthquakes and resulting tsunami.  They saw the nation as a whole in trouble.

I “googled” about the Japanese being called bees and found an article in LIFE MAGAZINE, August 16, 1943 that referred to the Japanese Army being compared to a swarm of bees.  Another reference to bees refers to a hornet the size of a bird that is native to Japan.

There were many natural disasters and much political unrest among nations going on in the world when Ras had this dream.  It seems the world was being attacked by swarms of bees.  The bees represent fears and problems that, at first seem to be localized in one place.  At first it seems these problems do not affect the rest of the world.   But they are increasing and will eventually cause prices in food, clothing, gasoline, homes, and all goods to increase.  I noticed the 1943 LIFE MAGAZINE issue cost was 10 cents and for a year’s subscription was $4.50.

In Israel it is hard to keep up with the bees swarming around them.  They are surrounded by many swarms of bees.

These swarms of bees in other parts of the world may not be affecting us personally and dramatically now, but they soon will affect us all.  Swarms of bees seem to be multiplying all over the world.  Thus we have our call to intercessory prayer.  We are all connected.  The Japanese understand the connectedness of each other.  Often those of us in western culture do not understand this.

Whether we are going through something on a personal level, national level or world level, let us be diligent about the call to prayer.

Bev’s email:  prayer@fullnessnetwork.net

Ras’ Interpretation/Applications:  Truly, I have gained from reading each of your posts seeking to interpret or at least to comment on the dream.  Thank you so much for participating via your prayers and posts.

Each and every one of you have blessed me with your comments.

Since Bev knows me and my situation better than anyone, since we have been married 54 years on June 15 of this year, she had a very good interpretation.  I am grateful to her and all of you!

The dream is a call to get on the wall, standing in the gap for what God puts on our hearts.  I believe God is calling us to allow our hearts to be connected.  For those who answer the call, our weapons will be media (one reason I am publishing this BLOG), education, acts of mercy and kindness, spiritual warfare, support for our military and foreign relations and so many more.

Each of us is called, being called or will be called very soon to get on the wall and stand in the gap.  The Lord wants me to prophesy this word again to you.  Read it slowly and prayerfully.  Take action and become proactive:

May 21, 2011.  The Lord saves the best wine to serve last.  The new wine will be expended and then comes the very best of the vats.  I always save the best to be served last.  You yourself are that best wine.  I have called, anointed and appointed many.  Much has been accomplished for the sake of My kingdom.  Like My servant Paul, your destiny will drastically change for the better as it relates to My Kingdom.  Things you have already seen are awesome.  But the road ahead will be filled with profound wonder and power.  As this unfolds for you, never back away.  Instead, face each new challenge with courage and confidence. You have been chosen for this hour.  A new and higher level of anointing awaits you.  Therefore, humble yourself and tune your ears to My voice and your eyes to see what I have arranged for you to do.  I am with you always.

Acts 22:10 (GW) “Then I asked, ‘What do you want me to do, Lord?’  “The Lord told me, ‘Get up!  Go into the city of Damascus, and you’ll be told everything I’ve arranged for you to do.'”  Ras Robinson.  

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What you are about to read is a supernatural encounter with the living God.  It was a “Heavenly Experience.”  Come with me to Catigbian, Bohol, Philippine Islands.  I made a supernatural visit there yesterday.  As I examined Catigbian in some detail from my perch, words flooded my mind like peace, simplicity, rest, uncontaminated, Eden.

A series of things happened yesterday that drew my attention to this small town in the Philippine Islands.  I want to share them with you in the same order they came to me.  My thought was that God has taken me to a place through intercession.  He gave Catigbian to me as a prayer burden, a place I can easily see from “the wall of intercession.”

Consider joining with me after you read the following accounts:

1.  FIRST,  I WAS COPIED ON A LETTER THAT WENT TO ONE OF OUR SPONSORS OF CHILDREN:

Dear (Name),
Thank you again for sponsoring children in the Philippines.  I wanted to write to let you know the pastors are working on new photos and profiles for the children we now sponsor as well as gathering information for profiles of the new ones being sponsored.  It is a busy time for them.  I want to try and keep all 16 of the children you sponsor in one location for you if I can.  It is a remote place and the pastor has to travel a good distance to use the Internet so communication with them is sometimes a challenge.  There are exciting things happening in the town of Catigbian, Bohol, where your kids are located.  When we first

Dennis and cleofe Abriol

Dennis and Cleofe Abriol pastor and care for children sponsored by FCM.

began to minister there, the resistance to the Gospel was very strong.  The young pastor and his wife felt called to go there to begin an evangelical work.  There was none.  The only church was the Catholic Church and they were not happy to see an evangelical church in town.  In addition, it was an area of communist rebel strongholds.  The first time I went there, I was told to be out of the area before dark.  The pastor and his wife had much opposition from, it seemed, everyone in town, school teachers, city officials, religious leaders, almost everyone.  But they knew God had called them there and they prayed and persevered.

They began to take children off the streets into their home.  Struggling financially, they sometimes did not have enough to eat for their own family, they still took the children to live with them and trusted God for provisions.  We first met them when Dennis, the pastor, came to a meeting we had in a nearby city.  He brought 10 kids with him on the bus, 2 were his and 8 were street kids he was caring for.  God showed us his heart and it was clear He wanted us to help them.

In the years we have sponsored children in Catigbian, God has done a wonderful transformation there.  There is now favor in the schools and even in the city mayor’s office.  We saw the mayor last year and he gave his blessing to our ministry and honored us with a Certificate of Appreciation for our work with the children.  The area is no longer known as a Communist area and at least one known terrorist was saved with all his family.

You can look up “Catigbian, Bohol, Philippines” on the Internet and find out more about this beautiful place.  By the way, Ras says it is one of the most lush and beautiful places he’s ever seen.  Maybe you can go there with us sometime.

Now for you to make it possible for us to add additional sponsored children is a further confirmation of God’s exciting plans for the people in this small town. I’d like to have all 16 of your sponsored kids to be from there.  We will have the profiles soon and I will send them to you.

Thank you again for being part of God’s plan and for the big impact you are having.  God bless you more and more,

Kathy Bohlin, Director, Philippine Missions, FCM

2.  SECOND, AFTER READING THIS LETTER, I PULLED UP CATIGBIAN ON “GOOGLE EARTH.”  I BEGIN TO PRAY AS I LOOKED FROM OUTER SPACE VIA SATELLITES AT THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE.  THE LORD GAVE ME THE FOLLOWING WORD:

April 20, 2011.  Through intercession today, I visited an Asian city.  I was watching the city from outer space through technology.  That city could be your city.  This one is hidden away.  I saw peace over the city, I prayed for more peace.  I prayed for the churches, the government and the poorest of the poor children living there.  I prayed for families, marriages and parenting to be at peace.  While looking at the city from the place where I live, I could see the city being raised up to a higher level of living.  It was like the present layer of living was eclipsed by a higher level akin to moving from the first to the second floor of a building.  The Lord says, “I want to do this for your city, your family and descendents and for you personally. 

Revelation 4:1 (NASB)  “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”

3.  THIRD, KATHY BOHLIN WROTE ABOUT THE WORK OF FULLNESS IN CHRIST MINISTRIES IN CATIGBIAN, USING MATERIAL IN THE LETTER ABOVE AND ADDING TO IT.  THE PIECE SHE WROTE APPEARED IN THE DAILY E-MAIL THAT WENT OUT TODAY FROM FullnessOnline. Go there.

Faith In Action – A Town Is Transformed

Dennis and the children

Dennis Abriol, man of faith, with 10 children cared for by him and his wife.

It was an act of faith when a young pastor came to see us.  He had 10 children with him.  Two were his and eight were children from the streets he had taken in.  They slept in the church, which was also the home of the pastor and his family.  Though sometimes they did not have enough to eat for their own family, they still took the children to live with them and trusted God for provisions.  The young pastor came to see if we could help him to feed the children and send them to school.

We did help them and God made it possible through sponsors and ministry partners to help many of the poorest children in town.  We have sponsored many children in Catigbian and God has done a wonderful transformation there.  Dennis and Cleofe will tell you that favor began to come to them when the poor children were sponsored.  The people in the town saw that someone really did care for the children. . 

Sponsoring children opens the door to ministry to family and community leaders.  This town has been transformed by the love of Jesus as shown to children by the pastor and his family and by FCM sponsors.  One lady sponsors several children in Catigbian and just signed up for more.  What joy is hers as she knows how God is using her gifts to impact many.  

You too can be part of transforming the life of a child, a family, a community and perhaps an entire town.  To sponsor a child cost only $30 a month. To sign up, go to Sponsor A Child.   


4.  FOURTH, A JEWISH FRIEND SENT THIS WORD:

Hi Ras,
Thank you for sending out this word. Interestingly, just yesterday, one of my best friends told me that of the nearly 7 billion people in the world, the “average” person looks like an Asian male.

So immediately when I read this, I realized what you were seeing. It was a City of Refuge. In the coming time of tribulation – whenever that is – there will be Cities of Refuge where people will go to get help because of the famines, floods, earthquakes, etc… The idea that you saw an Asian city is two-fold – one, it reminds you of the contrast to the incredible disaster in Japan and two, it ties in with the idea I shared in the beginning of the average person’s looks. And then you tied it in with Revelation, which describes details on what will happen during the tribulation and then the millennial reigh of Maschiach – Yeshua, our Messiah.

Shalom uv’racha and Chag Sameach!
Peace and blessings and A Joyous Fesitval (Passover)
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Would you pray with me for CATIGBIAN?  It is obvious God is at work there in powerful ways.  The mayor has a vision that many people from around the world will come to Catigbian.  At first glance, one might wonder why.  There are no motels. Perhaps one small café, though I am not sure about that.  No grocery stores. To use the Internet, residents must travel to another city many miles away.  Perhaps as our Jewish friend said, Catigbian is to be a City of Refuge.  The soil is fertile and will grow just about anything.  There are beautiful rivers and forests.  Yes Mayor, perhaps God has plans to use your city as a refuge for many people who come there from around the world.  His eyes are watching over you with the love of a Father.

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

 

We need your prayers of intercession right now, please!

Last night, March 4, 2011, what our missions team saw was a contrast of Hell and Heaven.  Some of FCM’s sponsored children are living in unbelievable conditions at a garbage dumpsite in the Philippines.

First, the Hell part:  Bev arrived at the dumpsite before me.  I arrived about two hours later to find my wife with panic in her eyes and face.  She said, “We have been in Hell!”  Upon my inquiry, she explained that what she and the rest of our team saw on this massive dumpsite was beyond disgusting.  Bev was weeping almost uncontrollably.  She does not normally weep about much of anything, ever.

Local and very effective Pastor Rudy manages the education and Christian training of 93 of FCM’s sponsored students.  I asked him to take me on the same tour Bev had made of the dumpsite.  I was made sick at my stomach at the smells and sights.  Huge pigs were routing in the garbage right along beside our children and some adults.  One mother pig was said to weigh nearly 400 pounds.  It is forbidden to sell pigs from the dumpsite in Iligan City because of the extreme filth they ingest.  We want to tell you more about this at a later time.

Second, the Heaven part.  That same night, those sponsored kids led a night of worship at the pole barn structure they call their church and community center.  These same kids were now cleaned up, had on fresh clothes and were ready to worship.

All those who lead the service were children on the dumpsite trained by Pastor Rudy and his local church team. There was a praise leader, praise team, dance troupe, many testimonies from the children about how they, scripture quotation (one girl quoted all of Psalm 91.  Another girl quoted some other long scripture passage. One little girl quoted all the books of the Bible in rapid fire.  And they had a designated preacher who was about 11 years old.

We shouted, praised and shed many, many tears, kids and adults alike.  It was like a heavenly experience.

Can you help us?  Consider becoming a part of the FCM team for the poorest of the poor children.  They are being given both a secular and biblical education.

A great need right now is for food.  Can you help us feed these children so that they can learn in school?

Click on “FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN” or “MINISTRY PARTNER.

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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!

You are we are joined in mind and heart to be world changers.  We have this in common.  We have found that prayer is the most important strategy in all that we seek.  Prayer must also be the first priority.

Consider a nation where we at FCM have poured out hearts, resources and tears in concert for 10 years.  We began our work there in April, 2001.  It was also the year of a terrorist attack on New York City Trade Towers, killing 3,000 people almost instantly. We have been at war with the terrorist ever since.

Please go within this blog to the excellent piece on Asia, done by Peggy Morton, to read of the political corruption and the class grip on the wealth by perhaps only one percent of the total population.  Here is a nation we know has enormous natural resources.  It is on the trade routes for all of Asia.  The opportunity for an economic and social transformation is apparent.  And yet, year after year, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer.

Let’s do this.  How many of us would pinpoint focus our prayers of this great little nation?  If you would be included, the best thing you can do to say “yes” is to write an intercession or prayer and then post it on this blog under Asia or Philippines.  That is something dynamic about agreement.  Please show your agreement.

For your convenience, here is Peggy’s post again:

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.’

Good job Peggy.  Thanks for the information and inspiration this brings our hearts.


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

Not to worry.  Lord, I am asking when the kings have finished what you have intended, please move the on to other lands.  The hearts of the kings are always in your hands.  We ask that you bring justice.  Show mercy Lord, but complete the job of cleaning the house.

Awaken the church!  Let it hear the sound of My voice.  God has called you with a calling like unto the calling of Jeremiah:  Jeremiah 1:4-5 (NASB) “Now the word of the Lord came to me saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,  you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”  Let us pray for the body of Christ and its leadership to pick up this mantle.

The church has a mandate from Heaven:  Jeremiah 1:18-19 (NASB)  “Now behold, I have made you today as a fortified city and as a pillar of iron and as walls of bronze against the whole land, to the kings of Judah, to its princes, to its priests and to the people of the land.  They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord.”

Give church leaders the courage of Jeremiah to speak out against injustices.  Lord Jesus, rise up so the church can rise up in this hour.

We are seeing the dawning of a new day for the Body of Christ.  The King of Kings has spoken and He will prevail.