Lou Engle and Ché Ahn:
"WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?
ANSWER THE CALL!
I hope you will join us in
a call I can't wait to take. I believe it's from God. I'm going to be in
We are in an unparalleled
window of time where our response and pursuit of God can bring great favor and
change. It has been a Biblical
generation (40 years) since the sexual revolution in our nation divorced
parents and children and created a generation and values gap. It has also been
40 years since the "Jesus people" movement began--sweeping millions
of youth into the
Could this be the time of an awakening for a new generation? I believe so.
revivals and awakenings take place, monumental social change is sure to follow.
The First Great Awakening in England and Wesley's work influenced Wilberforce
to head a campaign leading to the end of slavery in that nation. The Second
Great Awakening with Charles Finney in
Engle, my prophet friend and covenant brother, received this date and vision
from the Lord for a July Call in
believe Lou has heard the Lord now just as he did in 2000. At
When Lou asked me to help him spearhead that move, I knew it was God. Yet we had no idea if 25,000 or 100,000 would come. The Holy Spirit exceeded our wildest expectations.
Why another solemn assembly now? With the scandals of major leaders falling, it is time again to humble ourselves, repent of our sins and pray for a fresh move of the Holy Spirit on our nation. We can't rest on yesterday's victories.
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"Behold I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. And he will restore the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers lest I come and smite the land with a curse" (Malachi 4:5-6).
"Nevertheless, I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel who calls herself a prophetess. She leads and teaches My bondservants astray so that they commit acts of immorality. I gave her time to repent and she does not want to repent of her immorality. Behold I will cast her upon a bed of sickness and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation unless they repent of her deeds. And I will kill her children with the plague and all the churches will know that I AM HE who searches the minds and hearts and I will give to each one of you according to your deeds" --Jesus Christ, Ruler of the kings of the earth and Husband of a pure bride, (Revelation 2:20-23).
young friend had a dream that he was about to be married to a well-known
seductive entertainer. She knew she had him wrapped
around her finger. Her powerful spell of seduction began to take control of
him. Suddenly he came to his senses. "I know who you are! You are
Jezebel!" he shouted out in the dream. The demonic spell was broken. This
dream changed this young man's life forever. He repented from a love for the
world and now stands as a holy testimony for God, even as he works in the midst
it is in
Elijah was determined to turn back the nation to God, and his message was for repentance from compromise with the spirit of Jezebel. "How long will you halt between two opinions? If Baal is God serve him, but if God is God, serve Him" (1 Kings 18:21). Summed up, Elijah's revolutionary challenge to his nation was, "NO TOLERATION!" The same command of God can be heard 2000 years later where the spirit of Jezebel is exposed in the Church at Thyatira. Jesus dictates a strongly worded letter to them:
"To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess" (Revelation 2:18-20).
In the midst of a church tolerating sexual laxity and promoting a casual approach to sin, God says, "I have this against you, you tolerate the woman Jezebel who seduces my bondservants into sexual immorality."
"...the eternal Word specifically described Himself as 'He who searches the minds and hearts' (Rev 2:23), for it is in the inner sanctuary of our private soul life where tolerance to Jezebel begins. It is here, within us, where tolerance must end...This spirit was sitting in the Church in Thyatira when it was exposed by the Holy Spirit nineteen hundred years ago. It still has its favorite seat in Church. There are respectable men who love God and who seek to serve Him, yet secretly in their hearts are prisoners of Jezebel. Even now, they are deeply ashamed of their bondage to pornography, and they can barely control their desires for women. Ask them to pray and their spirits are awash with guilt and shame. Their prayers are but the whimpers of Jezebel's eunuchs" (The Jezebel Spirit by Francis Frangipane).
all know the story of Jezebel--perched in the window--trying one last time to
seduce her way out of judgment (2 Kings 9:30).
Jehu looks up at her in the window and commands her eunuch attendants to throw
her down! Hundreds of years later, Jesus said that the eyes are the windows of
the soul. If someone were to gaze into your eyes, what would they see? Would
they see Jezebel and her seductive compromises enthroned there? "Or would
they see the burning One with pure blazing eyes of fire and feet burnished with
"I will set no vile thing before my eyes"(Psalm 101:3). "Death has climbed in through our windows...it has cut off our children from the streets" (Jeremiah 9:21). Our eye windows are particularly vulnerable in this age of technology. We are flooded with images. Most of us take this for granted as a part of daily life, yet we forget that until little more than a century ago, photographs did not even exist, and the only visual images people ever saw were those drawn or painted by artists. This severely limited the amount of visual information a person had to process. It also meant that the tide of pornography as we know it today was unthinkable back then. As a generation that has been born in this climate, we hardly even notice the vile thing it is! I am preaching to myself as well as to those who read. The pastors and leaders of this nation are being called to be the first to repent.
"Then he said to me, son of man do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his own carved images" (Ezekiel 8:12). If God were to dig in the dark room of our own imaginations, what photographs would he see there?
I urge you, in the fear of God, to examine your "windows." What have you been watching? Are you irresistibly drawn to those sites on the Internet that are perverse and defiling? Are you addicted to pornography? Have you been seduced by entertainment and computer games? Let me ask you, "What's in your imaginations?" The spirit of Jezebel works in the imaginations. Don't say, "Oh, I can handle this." Listen, if you let that seed get in your heart, it will kill your prophetic fire with its little compromises. Pornography is toleration. Homosexuality and fornication are toleration. Books, magazines, and movies that allure our hearts away from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ are all tolerations. Rebellion toward parents and leaders are toleration. Is this struggle going on in your soul? God wants to set us free! Go and see your pastor or someone in leadership today, and confess your sins if you are in bondage to these things. Thank God for His mercy, for if God counted sin, then who could stand? I boast alone in the great mercies of God. And may God show mercy to this nation.
"Jezebel's worst enemies are the prophets; her worst fear is that the people will embrace repentance. Jezebel hates repentance." (The Jezebel Spirit, By Francis Frangipane)
In a culture saturated with sexual sin, Elijah strides onto the stage of history and confronts Jezebel, only to find himself under her very spell. On a 40-day fast he breaks the power of that spell and unleashes a new generation of leaders to end her vile reign. If Elijah is coming again before the great and terrible day of the Lord, then we know that Jezebel is coming as well. The 40-day fast is the mighty weapon to break her spell of addictions, sexual bondage, mental torment, suicidal thoughts, disorders, and diseases.
What would happen in America and the nations if tens of thousands of fathers and mothers, the Elijahs of today, fasted for 40 days intensely, repenting and cleansing themselves of inward toleration of sexual immorality, addiction to entertainment, and spiritual apathy? What if these parents prayed for their children for 40 days to break off rebellion and release revelation of the Lord into their hearts? What if a young generation of Elishas fasted for 40 days to be cleansed from lust, TV addictions, pornography, spiritual mediocrity, and rebellion toward their parents, believing that a double portion of the Holy Spirit will rest on their lives?
What would happen if tens of thousands would pray Song of Solomon 8:6? "Lord, put Your fiery love as a seal over my heart, capture me with Your vehement flame of love, a love stronger than the flames of lust. Send this fiery love over a whole generation, a love that many waters cannot overflow."
This is the Lord's answer! The earth would experience spiritual convulsions, the powers of darkness would tremble, and the children of God would break forth with freedom, and a great light of spiritual awakening would dawn all over the earth.
Lord, right now I release Elijah's 40-day fast for freedom and deliverance. And may there be a shout in the nations, "No Toleration!" In Jesus' name, Amen.
"WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?
recently sent out the complete call to prayer that Lou Engle received. Lou has
been ordained by the Lord to call a nation and generation together in
I want to encourage you to enter into the 40 days of fasting that precedes this gathering (beginning on May 28). In this email I am including a 40 Day Prayer Focus to assist you. This prayer focus will help you in "Overthrowing Reproaches and Captivity." As you pray for your family, ask the Lord to change this nation. This prayer focus and fast could be life changing for you. If you have never participated in a 40 day extended call to prayer, now is one of the best times to begin.
A DREAM: The Call to Protect a Generation and Teach Them How to War!
I have had a great awareness this year of the generation that is arising. I have watched the Lord bring forth a new generation of worshippers. I continue to teach and train a new generation of prophets. The real need, and key issue for the next generation, is developing their discernment.
June Rana, the Office Manager here at GZI, recently communicated this dream to me:
"We were in a Boarding School. Nazi-like people came in with guns and wanted to kill the adults. But instead of separating all the adults from the children, they grouped us so that each parent was with one of their children. I (June) had no children there, but was put in a room with a parent who had a 10-12 year old child. We were sitting in school chairs with desks. One of the officers entered and said that the children would kill the parent. There were two people there I recognized, along with a younger version of one of our pastors. The Nazi-like officer gave his pistol to the young pastor, who took it and shot himself in the head. Then the officer passed the gun to one of the ladies I recognized. This person had a strange, puzzled, naive look on her face. She took the gun and shot herself in the head, causing only a flesh wound. Then the officer handed the gun to me (June) and instead of doing what we were being instructed to do, I shot the person in the middle of the head. Then the woman with the flesh wound took the gun back from me and shot herself again.
I then knew that we needed to formulate a plan and hide before we were all killed. We stripped off the Nazi-like officer's clothes and put it on one of the fathers in the room. We hid the officer where he could not be easily seen, and then followed the father out of the room so it looked like we were following an officer rather than trying to escape. Our hope was that we could walk out without being stopped!"
When she shared this dream, I immediately thought of how the next generation must learn to discern. I reflected on how religious spirits and false submission could be very destructive. I was amazed that the enemy could hand a gun to someone and they would use the enemy's weapon on themselves because they had been directed to shoot themselves instead of turning the weapon on the enemy. I also saw the present need for a generation to arise, to lead forth another generation out of captivity and into freedom.
Turning Back a Reproach
many cycles are coming full circle in this war season. The 40 year cycles of
"the season of love", the
Sin produces something known as a reproach. A reproach is defined as a source of blame, discredit, disgrace, shame, humiliation, or scorn. Once sin embeds down in you, it creates a reproach that works against the favor of God. Favor means: pleasure, desire, delight, to be pleased with or favorable toward something. When God is pleased with us, His favor rests on us. But sin can stop God's favor from resting on us. In this case, we exchange God's favor for His disapproval. A reproach does not mean that we have lost our salvation or our standing with God. It does mean, however, that the favor God longs to give us in some area of our lives is blocked because of the iniquity that has now infiltrated our garment. Until we make our lives right before God once again, we (and perhaps our descendants) will live under the effects of that reproach.
How Do Reproaches Manifest?
are many ways that a reproach can work itself out in the life of an individual.
A common manifestation is an uncircumcised heart. In the Old
Testament, the physical sign of the Abrahamic
covenant was circumcision. When Joshua took the children of
it is not a physical but spiritual sign we bear, which is circumcision of the
heart. Deuteronomy 30:6 explains,
"And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart
and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your
heart and with all your soul, that you may live." When you have not
had your heart opened up to covenant with God or continually break that
covenant, you cannot bear the sign of the covenant, which is a circumcision of
heart--loving the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul--that you may live. Without circumcision of the heart, reproaches, such as slavery and idolatry was for the
Many illnesses are linked with reproaches. Reproaches caused by sin have much more of an affect on our basic bodily and mental functions than many of us realize. In fact, we know that the wages of sin is death--physical death. By the same token, a result of sin is also illness. The most visible sin-initiated reproach on our society today is AIDS. While not every case of AIDS is a direct result of a specific sin, the majority is. In addition, certain forms of arthritis have been linked to anger. Ulcers and other stomach ailments can be caused by sin-induced anxiety. Even though not all illnesses are a result of sin (see John 9:3), many need to be addressed with this understanding.
A reproach can be detected by the absence of the Presence of God. Reproaches can also manifest and result in barrenness, decrease, and poverty. When we are sent to war and lose the conflict, a reproach comes upon our lives or the life of a nation.
We must be reclothed for the future. Unless we remove the reproaches of the past, we can never enter into the favor God has for our future. The reproach of the past then becomes our garment for the days ahead. The following 40-Day Prayer Focus will help you remove any reproach that is holding you captive to the past, and help us prepare for the declarations to be made at The Call on 7-7-7.
40 Days to Roll Away the Reproach of a Generation and Secure our Inheritance for the Future
Day 1: Read Numbers 14, Joshua 5 & 6. Praise God! Ask the Lord for the strategy of worship that will dethrone that which is invincible in your life and is stopping you from moving forward in your promise. Decree that every reproach of unbelief from the past generation that is connected to your life, your inheritance and your future will be "ROLLED AWAY"!
Day 2: Read Isaiah 12, Numbers 21:10 -18. Praise breaks open your wells of salvation. Praise is the cure for dryness. Receive a renewed spirit!
Day 3: Read John 14:21, John 16:7-9, Ephesians 4:7-32. As you worship, receive a spirit of revelation. Obey. Usually, He will tell you something very simple to do. There are many needs during this season, physically and emotionally. Ask the Lord to speak to you over how to give. As you give, you will receive revelation of who the Father is. Jesus ascended so the Helper (the Holy Spirit) could come to Earth on our behalf. Therefore, if we worship and ascend, we are promised that the Holy Spirit will fill our lives. He will bring conviction when we sin, open the way for us to experience our righteousness through faith, and condemn the devil on our behalf. Ask Him to fill you new and fresh.
Day 4: Read Acts 7:54-60. As we ascend in worship, we are comforted in our sufferings. Ask the Lord to touch you in the place where you have the most need.
Day 5: Read 2 Tim. 4:16-18, 2 Kings 6. Don't allow the enemy to convince you that he is more powerful than the Lord. Open your eyes and see the angelic host around you. We can experience the Lord standing with us and strengthening us so that we might accomplish His will on Earth. We can experience the power of His ascension and deliverance from every evil work.
Day 6: Read 1 Sam. 30. This is a transition chapter. The activities in this chapter released David into his next level of anointing. Especially notice verses 24-25. Receive new strength. Pursue and retrieve all!
Day 7: Read Heb. 2. Meditate on Verse 9. Declare that the power of any voice of death over the personal vision of your life be broken. From His ascension, He demonstrated that glory, not death, is the final word of operation in our lives. Make declarations of faith. Only through worship do we ascend into a new faith dimension.
Day 8: Read Eccl. 3. War for
the next generation. To everything there is a time and season, a time
for every purpose under Heaven...a time of war. When it is a time for war, we
must have a paradigm for war! We are experiencing a time in our nation when we
are entering into a new war. However, this war is not just physical but
spiritual. The Church is being prepared to enter its most dynamic season of
warfare, worship, and harvest. The real issue is that without His presence, we
are destined for defeat. Also read Numbers 2:3.
Day 9: Read 1 Cor.
10:1-11. The apostle Paul tells us that the accounts of
Day 10: Read 2 Chron.
20. God gives us strategies that are not of the wisdom of this world. The
example He has presented to us is to send
Day 11: Read Hosea 10. Meditate on verse 11. Unshakable praise plows through the hardest ground. When the ground is hard, when the circumstances are adverse, God's favor is on the one who will lead off with praise. Fallow ground will break up. Declare the plow of praise will cut through ungiving earth and make a way for the good seed of the Word to be planted.
Day 12: Read Psalm 30. Sing verse 5. "Weeping
may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in
the morning" (NASB). Unshakable praise must keep going.
Day 13: Read James 5, Matthew 4. The Word of God tells us to submit ourselves to God, draw near to Him and then resist the devil. I believe that as we worship and submit ourselves to a holy God, we can come into intimate contact with Him. Even though we walk here on the earth in our worshipful submission, we ascend into Heaven. As we individually seek God and ascend into the Throne Room, we can hear the sound of Heaven in our spirit man on Earth. Be sure any area where you are not operating in submission is dealt with. Resist Satan's temptation in your wilderness. Remember, the Spirit of God led Jesus into the wilderness. Stop in the midst of your hard situation and see the Spirit's leading.
Day 14: Read Num. 10, Rev. 1. God always led His people forth with sound. We find in Numbers 10 that trumpets would sound. Give a special offering this month. We also find this all the way through the Book of Revelation. The Book of Revelation is an incredible, elaborate pageant, interpreted to us by Heavenly, celestial singers along with creatures and elders. John saw a door standing open in Heaven, and the Voice he heard was like a trumpet speaking and saying, "Come up here and I will show you things that must take place after this" (see Rev. 1:10). The Lord's voice, many times, sounds like a trumpet calling us forth. The trumpet, or shofar, in the Word of God had a distinct sound to assemble and call God's people to war.
Day 15: Read 2 Samuel 5. Another sound we find before God led His troops forward was "the wind in the mulberry trees." In 2 Samuel 5, David had experienced a major breakthrough in his own life. What had been prophesied over him 29 years prior had actually come into fulfillment. He then had to lead the armies forth into battle. David had one driving purpose: to get the Ark of the Covenant of God back into its rightful position in the midst of God's covenant people. When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed as king, they rose up against him. David defeated and drove them back out of his jurisdictional authority. However, they regrouped and started coming back at him again. He then asked the Lord if he was to pursue them. In 2 Samuel 5:24 the Lord answers, "And...when you hear the sound of the marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, then you shall advance quickly." The sound of marching is not just the wind blowing the tops of the trees, but it is the hosts of Heaven and the armies of God rustling the leaves and signifying they were present to help David in victory. In the Book of Revelation, we find the real issue is the relationship between the sounds of Heaven and the demonstration of God on Earth. Sound leads us forth.
Day 16: Read Deut. 20, Deut 32:30. War for your future. One can put 1,000 to flight, but two can put 10,000 to flight. This is a valuable principle of multiplication. Ask the Lord for an increase in strength.
Day 17: Read Is. 55, Mt. 16. Lean not on your own understanding. His word will not return void. Notice how Peter operated. He had great revelation, and then his mind and emotions kicked in and were occupied by satan. Ask the Lord to bring your mind and emotions under control.
Day 18: Memorize Prov. 3:3-10. I like them in the Amplified. Satan's plan is to tempt you in a way that you deviate from God's path for your life.
Day 19: Read Mt. 18:19. Jesus told us, "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in Heaven" (Matt. 18:19, NASB). This is the power of agreement that increases the effectiveness of our prayers. The word "agree" means to come into harmony with. It actually means we make the same sound on Earth that is coming from Heaven. Declare that our sounds on earth will be in harmony with the sounds of Heaven. Meditate on Verse 20. We have a special promise from Jesus that He, Himself, will show up when we gather together in His name. "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst" (Matt. 18:20, NASB). When we come together, He is there with us. Declare that we will be a people who abide in the Lord's presence. Also read and sing Psalm 91.
Day 20: Read Jer. 25:30, Amos 6, "The Lord will roar from on high and utter His voice from His holy habitation; He will roar mightily against His fold. He will shout like those who tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth (NASB)." Declare that the Lord's voice will be heard in the nations of the earth today.
Day 21: Memorize Eph. 1:3-6. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the Heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved."
Day 22: Read Psalm 34, Heb. 1, especially verse 14. Praise God for the angels that are encamping around you. Declare that these ministering spirits will transcend to the natural realm from the spiritual realm. As we ascend in worship, we also know that a portal opens for angelic visitation. During our times of prayer and crying out to God, during those times when we worship with abandonment as David did, we enter the realm of the spirit.
Day 23: Read Romans 9 and meditate on verse 29. Read Psalm 46, Romans 11. Be still. Bless
Day 24: Read Psalms 16 and 29. Decree the voice of the Lord will sound over your inheritance. When sound comes into air, the air changes. When God releases His voice, creation must respond. When we serve as God's voice on Earth, Earth responds to the sound we release. When we express ourselves in worship to the Lord, the air vibrates with our worship. This causes our environment to change. Declaring the sound of true worship will cause your city, state, and nation to be transformed. Worship and declare that your atmosphere will change. Receive His creative power. May the creativity of God be released in you.
Day 25: Read Acts 1. Meditate on verse 3. This is the only place in the Bible where the word "passion" is used. Passion means to enter into the sufferings of the Lord against temptation. Passion deals with both your mind and your emotions, and is linked to resistance. Resist the number one thing that tempts you and watch the passion of Christ rise within you.
Day 26: Read Genesis 1:26-28 through Genesis 3. Satan wants you to believe that God is not directing you. He also wants you to think that God is holding out on you. This is what he did to the woman in the garden as he manipulated her desires. Ask God to break any manipulation that is aligned with your desires.
Day 27: Read Psalm 37. Be sure that your desires are aligned correctly. Temptation is linked to desires that are not within God's boundaries.
Day 28: Read Luke 10. Ask the Lord to remove all distractions that are robbing the best for you and your family. Ask the Lord to cause your will to realign so that you choose the best that He has for you.
Day 29: Read Genesis 14 and 15. God revealed Himself to Abraham as the 'Possessor of Heaven and Earth'. This was in the context of war. Abraham gave to Melchizedek. Then notice the covenant God made with Abraham. Ask God to reaffirm your covenant with Him.
Day 30: Read the Lord's Prayer from Luke 11. Ask the Lord to deliver you from temptation. Also read Genesis 22. Temptation is linked to our testing. See how God tested Abraham's faith and revealed Himself to Abraham as Jehovah Jireh.
Day 31: Memorize Is. 9:3. The division of the spoil was a joyous feast for the people. Rejoice! Also read Esther 3 and 8. Let God develop your strategy to take back what the enemy has plotted to take from you.
Day 32: Read Deut. 8, especially verses 18-20. Increase is a harvest principle. Increase rises through faith and follows deeds that are linked with faith. Increase comes through supernatural Kingdom connections so we can all enter into a multiplied, synergistic corporate measure of increase. Increase is also a reward for obedience. A fundamental question we need to ask ourselves is: What is wealth? There are several ways to look at wealth in the Bible. Power means vigor, strength, force, or capacity-whether physical, mental, or spiritual. Wealth means material substance, strength, and the spoils of war necessary to accomplish God's plan on earth.
Day 33: Read Zech 3, Duet 26-28. Ask the Lord to remove the past reproaches and re-clothe you for the war ahead.
Day 34: Read 2 Timothy 1, Isaiah 41. Stir up your faith and renounce all fears. Ask the Lord to restore your mind. Ask the Lord for a new identity.
Day 35: Read Hebrews 5, Memorize verse 14. Ask the Lord to release discernment on you and the next generation.
Day 36: Read Luke 19. Ask God what you have, and how to multiply it.
Day 37: Read Ps. 115:14-16. Memorize Ps. 82:4. Ask God for increase. Ask Him to give you a mind for increase. Ask Him to open your heart to any prophetic word that will bring you success and cause you to be able to rake in the spoils that the enemy is holding. Declare deliverance from the hand of the wicked who has tied up any of your wealth.
Day 38: Read Mal. 3 and 2 Cor. 10:3-6. Declare that the generational curse of "GOD ROBBING" will be broken out of your bloodline. This is one of the four major generational curses. Tear down mindsets of poverty. Poverty has a voice which says, "God is not able." There are philosophies in your life that have developed wrong mindsets over wealth. Dismantle unbelief over provision. "Prove Me NOW," says the Lord! Look up and see the windows of blessings that He wants to open up. Watch Him overcome your devourer. May the law of booty take action in your life. The law of booty was that it should be divided equally between the army who won it and God's covenant people. A portion of the spoil was assigned to the oppressed, the aged, widows, and orphans.
Day 39: Read Joel 1, 2, 3:16. God roars as He goes to battle. He will roar against His covenant enemies. His covenant people will also begin to roar and become a fearful, holy remnant to contend with in the earthly realm. He will be a shelter and a strength to those who respond to His sound and call on Him. Worship this season will determine how the multitudes in the valley of decision begin to decide to follow God. There is an inherited roar within you. Let the Lord draw you near and develop that roar within you so that this sound is brought forth at the appropriate time in your life in this season. Let a roar arise! Declare that your inheritance is secured, that you have recovered all, and that your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Day 40: Memorize and sing Psalm 23. Thank Him that He is Jehovah Rohi and will lead you into full restoration.
Spend a Day of Rearguard Praise! Unshakable praise plows through the hardest ground. When the ground is hard, when the circumstances are adverse, God's favor is on the one who will lead off with praise. Fallow ground will break up. Declare the plow of praise will cut through the un-giving earth and make a way for the good seed of the Word to be planted. Read Psalm 130; Rev. 2:10. Praise God for removing your past and extending abundant grace and forgiveness to you. Stand in His Presence and receive an outpouring of His grace. Let hope arise new and fresh. Let assurance of redemption rest upon you, and command all fear to leave you. Spend a day in praise! Victory Deserves Praise! Praise is a response that we should have to God when He reveals Himself to us. Therefore, praise can occur at the point of revelation rather than at the actual time of the manifestation of the promise. As we praise God in advance when He speaks to us or gives us faith to believe Him for a manifestation of something we desire, He enthrones Himself or makes Himself King over that situation in our life.
Praise comes from a Latin word meaning "value" or "price." Thus, to give praise to God is to proclaim His merit or worth. Many terms are used to express this in the Bible, including "glory," "blessing," "thanksgiving," and "hallelujah." The Hebrew title of the book of Psalms ("Praises") comes from the same root as "hallelujah," and Psalms 113-118 have been specially designated the "Hallel" ("praise") Psalms. The modes of praise are many, including the offering of sacrifices (Lev. 7:13), physical movement (2 Sam. 6:14), silence and meditation (Ps. 77:11-12), testimony (Ps. 66:16), prayer (Phil. 4:6), and a holy life (1 Pet. 1:3-9). Praise is many times linked to music, both instrumental (Ps. 150:3-5) and vocal. Praise is to originate in the heart and not become mere outward show (Matt. 15:8). Corporate praise is to be carried on in an orderly manner (1 Cor. 14:40).
Praise is also firmly linked to an individual's everyday life (Amos 5:21-24). The Bible displays outbursts of praise! God takes pleasure and delight in His works and expects us to express our joy in what He does. The coming of the Kingdom of God into the midst of this world is marked by the restoration of joy and praise to the people of God (Is. 9:2; Ps. 96:11-13; Rev. 5:9-14; Lk. 2:13-14). Praise arises from sheer joy in the redeeming presence of God (Dt. 27:7; Nu. 10:10 ; Lv. 23:40). The praise of God is rendered on earth for the works of creation and redemption (Ps. 24; 136). Praise is an echo on earth of the praise of Heaven (Rev. 4:11; 5:9-10). Praise distinguishes the people of God from the heathen who refuse to render it (1 Pet. 2:9; Eph. 1:3-14; Phil. 1:11, Rom. 1:21). The act of praising implies the closest fellowship with the One who is being praised. C. S. Lewis says, "In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him" (C. S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms, 1958, p. 95).
Thanking Him for all of His Benefits,
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion Ministries