Monday, March 13, 2006

Ides of March

Major breakthrough in the last few days! Also, major resistence. It may sound silly to you, but witches have shown up at our meetings. There have been spiritual attacks, but that's to be expected with the pot we're stirring. We're messing with systems that have been in place for a long time. Too long. Religious spirits have had dominion over the Church of New England for far too long. The're manifesting in crazy ways all over the place. The occult has deep roots here too. We've had to battle unusual sickness and confusion at every turn. There have been dreams revealing witches cursing our community and what we're doing. Strange things are beginning to manifest on the street corners as our people are coming in contact with people while walking around town. One of our young people was standing on a corner yesterday and was drawn to look at a woman approaching him. As they stopped to gaze into each other's eyes, she began to shake violently and uncontrollably. Basically, the city of Cambridge has become a beehive of spiritual activity. Prophetic dreams in our community have blown off the charts. We're going after this Islam thing hardcore. I'm daring to believe that my God is bigger than the spirit behind Islam. We're believing for massive sweeping conversion in the muslim community. It could be the greatest harvest the Church has ever seen. One of our prayer leaders had a dream last night in which she was approached by a muslim man. In the dream, she knew he was from Persia. He said to her angrily, "Your prayers are going out everywhere. Stop what you're doing now, or I'll kill you!" She was consumed suddenly with fear, but then she began to plead the blood of Jesus. As she did this a whirlwind erupted around her and continued to grow forcing the muslim man to step further and further back. C'mon, that's what I'm talking about. God has not abdicated one one square inch of the earth. He is going to war on everything He did not create. Will he find an army willing and ready for battle?

Again and again, I'm not talking about hatred or violence toward man- any man. But I AM talking about extreme violence in the heavens. Prayer and fasting that explodes like smart bombs in the enemy's camp. Laser beam accuracy in our prayers as we call for His will on earth as it is in heaven. Dreams and the prophetic word give us that secret intelligence. We will not be a people that simply react- always on the defense against the Devil's advance of his kingdom. We will be the offensive arrow of the Lord's victory. To the victor go the spoils, and I want to sack the enemy's camp. The spoils are the countless souls waiting to be rescued and liberated from bondage.

Isaiah 58:6-9 (NKJV)
Is
this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer;
You shall cry, and He will say, “Here I am.

Please go to www.facedown40.com/cms/ to read the daily meditations that are being written by Lou Engle, Mike Bickle, Francis Frangipane and Dutch Sheets. These are powerful devotions aimed at focusing our prayers and fasting during this 40 day season. Right now, though, we feel like the next three days are a key turning point. Before we ever came here, there were dreams indicating that the "Ides of March" would be pivotal. In the last couple days, we have again received direction that this next few days are crucial. The Ides of March refers to March 15. Last night there was a dream in which the 13th, 14th and 15th of a calendar were highlighted in yellow and seemed to jump out. Could these next three days be specifically significant in turning the tide of the battle? We believe so, and so we are responding with extreme measures. In the midst of our 40-day fast, we are calling for an even more intense fast. Many are moving to water-only fasts and some are even moving to an Esther fast (no food, no water). Let it be said in the end that we didn't shrink back from the battle and that we never gave up.

1 comment:

cathy said...

That's great news! As a reader of your blog, I'm excited to hear that God is doing great things. Thanks for keeping us informed.