Thursday, August 23, 2007
Malachi 3:3 says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."
This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they
wondered what this statement meant about the character and
nature of God.
One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver
and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an
appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything
about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the
process of refining Silver.
As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the
fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one
needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames
were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.
The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot;
then she thought again about the verse that says: "He sits as a
refiner and purifier of silver." She asked the silversmith if it was
true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the
silver was being refined.
The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding
the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire
time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in
the flames, it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith,
"How do you know when the silver is fully refined?"
He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy -- when I see my
image in it."
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God
has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His
image in you.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
"People were going around me—about 20 feet away from the bridge. That's when it snapped—[the bridge] broke down and crashed. I saw 2 cars go off the bridge, and I was like...'wow!'"
BCN Exclusive by Aimee Herd (August 10, 2007)
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a very special account of a miracle that happened the day of the recent bridge disaster in. This is the testimony of a young man named Matthew who is not a stranger to the voice of God. The part of his story that I found most remarkable was the fact that his obedience to God ended up saving the lives of many others, who otherwise could've just ended up another statistic in this tragedy.
Matthew's account made me wonder: do we ever stop to think of the lives that are affected by our obedience to the Lord? Not just our own—though we know the Bible says blessing comes with obedience to God—but also the lives of those around us. Every one of us is affected by another's actions...but can we actually save lives (even unknowingly) just by doing what we know God has asked us to do? Read on...and you'll see a perfect example of this kind of obedience to the Lord. –Aimee Herd, BCN.
()—Wednesday, August 1st, seemed to be a day like any other in the St. Paul, area. But at 6:05pm—in the midst of rush hour traffic—the busy Interstate Bridge that joined I-35 with the city of Minneapolis suddenly broke apart and fell into the .
There have been many accounts already, which have pointed to the grace and protection of God in the midst of such tragedy.... Due to the construction on the bridge, the traffic was not at the normally full flow, or speed. There was a train riding underneath the bridge at the time, which may have stopped some of the collapse. And then the school bus, filled with 50 children that rode the concrete on the way down during the collapse, and didn't tip over—all the children were saved. (Photo: AP)
And then there is Matthew's testimony of God's protection. What happened to Matthew (last name withheld) on the day of the bridge collapse is nothing short of miraculous and amazing!
After being contacted by one of Matthew's family members, to inform me of his story, I later spoke with Matthew directly. First I asked him go back to that moment, before the bridge collapsed, and explain everything that happened next.
"I was coming home to take a shower, and then pick up my friend across the I 35 W. bridge," Matthew recalled. "I was headed into the city [of Minneapolis], it was bumper-to-bumper."
"I was praying and talking to the Lord, and the next minute the Lord gave me this vision. In the vision [the bridge was] shaking—it started to snap and broke through. I saw two cars go off the edge into the. Then, [after the vision] I said, 'What is that all about Lord? You need to talk to me.'"
"God told me to 'STOP!'" (I was 100 feet away from the bridge)
"He said, 'You need to stop right there.' I said, 'Lord, there are cars behind me,' (There were about 100 people in the line of traffic behind him, and many had begun honking their horns at him). But God said, 'That's okay, you need to stop.' So I stopped. And then the Lord said, 'Look.'"
"People were going around me—about 20 feet away from the bridge. That's when it snapped—[the bridge] broke down and crashed. I saw 2 cars go off the bridge, and I was like...'wow!'" (Photo: MyFOX9.com–KMSP)
"At first I was sitting in the car waiting, thanking the Lord, because it could've been me on that bridge. Then people came up to me and said, 'Thank you.'"
"I got out and looked from the side [at the collapse]...it was traumatic seeing what happened. And then the police told me to go back in my car and turn around."
I asked Matthew what he was thinking at the moment he saw the bridge begin to break...
"I was realizing that the Lord is awakening [His people] and saying, 'Listen to Me, you need to listen to Me.' I realized that if I [hadn't] listened to Him, I would've gotten on that bridge and took a ride."
"After that I called my friend and told him I couldn't pick him up because the bridge broke through. Then I went to the Holy Spirit conference [that was happening nearby] and worshipped the Lord!"
I then asked Matthew, "As you look back at what God spared you from that day, and at what happened with the bridge, what immediately comes to mind?"
"When I look back," said Matthew, "I realize the Lord has a calling [for me], and He's preparing me to be obedient and ready, and to know it is 'time to roll'...and to know who Jesus is."
Friday, August 10, 2007
Quotes Courtesy of Sermonindex.net
"It was strictly forbidden to preach to other prisoners, as it is in
captive nations today. It was understood that whoever was caught
doing this received a severe beating. A number of us decided to
pay the price for the privilege of preaching, so we excepted their
terms. It was a deal: we preached and they beat us. We were
happy preaching; they were happy beating us - so everyone was
happy." - Richard Wurmbrand
"Most Christians don't hear God's voice because we've already
decided we aren't going to do what He says." - A.W. Tozer
"I can tell how much God you have by how much entertainment
you need." - A.W. Tozer
"The weakness of so many modern Christians is that they feel too
much at home in the world. In their effort to achieve restful
adjustment to unregenerate society they have lost their pilgrim
character and become an essential part of the very moral order
against which they are sent to protest. The world recognizes them
and accepts them for what they are. And this is the saddest thing
that can be said about them. They are not lonely, but neither are
they saints." - A.W. Tozer
"O Jesus, our crucified Redeemer, teach us not only to believe on
Thee, but to abide in Thee, to take Thy Cross not only as the
ground of our pardon, but also as the law of our life. O teach us to
love it not only because on it Thou didst bear our curse, but
because on it we enter into the closest fellowship with Thyself,
and are crucified with Thee." - Andrew Murray
"Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being
transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of
society; it is descending to society's own level, and congratulating
itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly
accepting its surrender." - A.W. Tozer
Rikkert Zuiderveld: "The greatest difference between Christians and
the world around them is the building where they spend their time
sleeping on Sunday."
"The worst torment is that of opportunities lost." - David Wilkerson
"The one thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from
history." - Leonard Ravenhill
"It is more important that God be glorified then that I be saved!"
- A.W Tozer
"Until Christ works out in you an inner crucifixion which will cut
you off from self-infatuation and unite you to God in a deep union
of love, a thousand Heavens could not give you peace." - F. J. Huegel
"A foolish physician he is, and a most unfaithful friend, that will let
a sick man die for fear of troubling him; and cruel wretches are we
to our friends, that will rather suffer them to go quietly to hell, then
we will anger them, or hazard our reputation with them." - Baxter, Richard
"Are the things you're living for worth Christ dying for?"
- epitaph of Leonard Ravenhill
"We need more speaking to God about men, than speaking to
men about God." - Mother Cobb
"Go empty your head and get your heart filled and you'll be better off."
- A.W Tozer
"Consider this, Christian: that all your trials and troubles,
calamities and miseries, crosses and losses which you meet in
this world are all the hell you shall ever have!!" - Thomas Brooks.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
now, interceding for the city, worshipping Jesus on street corners,
praying with lonely people, and witnessing with boldness...
Reinforcements have arrived, after months of intense intercession
by the small team at the Justice House of Prayer in
just a stone's throw from the famous Haight-Ashbury intersection.
We've had outreaches at Berkley University, drum circles at Hippie
Hill, nightly prayer "strikes" and evening meetings with Shawn
Bolz, Jill Austen, Arthur Blessit, Cindy McGills and Che Ahn.
(For videos of the God's Summer of Love Tour go to
All of this is building towards Saturday, August 11 when we
converge on Golden Gate Park in SF, site of the original 'summer of
love' gatherings forty years ago!
At 10 am there will be a procession with Arthur Blessit (the man
who walks thousands of miles carrying a cross) from the Panhandle
to Hippie Hill.
Then from 12 - 5 PM we will be gathering thousands of passionate
Jesus people in Sharon Meadows in Golden Gate Park. We will have
seven worship bands from around the nation with key leaders who
will be speaking and space for artists to draw, paint and display
We will spend the day worshipping, praying and proclaiming the Love
of God. An all day permit has been secured for the field, which can
hold up to 10,000 people. The first part of the day will be spent
in prayer and worship with nationally recognized leaders, before we
fan out later in the day to do special outreaches.
If you are within driving distance of the city, we really urge you
to come and join us and help shift this city! It's time for
another Jesus Movement to erupt once again!
For more information go to http://www.TheCauseUSA.com
Please forward this email on to everyone you know! Hope to see
many of you there.
For the Kingdom,
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Countdown To Beijing Olympics Begins Wednesday
Jerry Dykstra, Media Relations Director
For Immediate Release
(ANS) -- On Wednesday, Aug. 8, a huge festival is planned in Tiananmen Square in to mark the one-year countdown to the hosted by . The Games will be held Aug 8-24, 2008.
A theme song called "We Are Ready" will be sung for a crowd of 10,000 people, including Chinese leaders and senior officials. The song expresses the desire of the Chinese people to hold a successful . Many other special events are planned for Wednesday.
Open Doors is also marking the one-year countdown to the Games by officially launching its "One Minute/One Year/One Country" prayer campaign on Wednesday. The goal of the campaign is to unite believers in the West to pray for their persecuted Chinese brothers and sisters in faith. Already over 500 prayer warriors have signed up for the campaign.
According to Compass Direct News, Christians throughout fear tough restrictions on their freedom to worship in the coming year following the launch of a government crackdown ahead of the . Christians across China are reporting a shortage of Bibles, even in cities where Bibles previously were readily available. There are reports of ongoing house church raids and arrests, and an unprecedented number of foreign Christians have been expelled from since the first of the year.
Christians are asked to pray for at least one minute each day; if possible at 8 p.m. Beijing time. The current time in Beijing as well as a countdown clock to the start of the www.OpenDoorsUSA.org. are featured on the Open Doors USA Website at
Believers who participate in the campaign will receive a monthly prayer email calendar and also a daily email brief. Both will include updated information on China and specific prayer requests.
"The Beijing Olympics are only one year away; so we need to blanket Chinese believers right now with our prayers," says Open Doors President/CEO Dr. Carl Moeller. "Already there are reports of increased pressure on house church leaders and the expulsion of foreign missionaries. And the raids and arrests are expected to increase as the start of the draws closer. wants to weed out the potential 'troublemakers' and put its best foot forward to the world. And Christians could be caught in the crossfire.
"I encourage you to sign up now for the One Minute/One Year/One Country campaign on our Website. Tell others about the campaign. Together we can make a difference. And prayer is the No. 1 way."
To register for the campaign, go to www.OpenDoorsUSA.org.
An estimated 200 million Christians worldwide suffer interrogation, arrest and even death for their faith in Christ, with another 200 to 400 million facing discrimination and alienation. Open Doors supports and strengthens believers in the world's most difficult areas through Bible and Christian literature distribution, leadership training and assistance, Christian community development, prayer and presence ministry and advocacy on behalf of suffering believers. To partner with Open Doors, call toll free at 888-5-BIBLE-5 (www.OpenDoorsUSA.org. ) or go to our USA website at
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Go to www.jesusculture.org for some great free audio and video downloads.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Even though the enemy would like to knock your legs out from under you and drive you off of your path, decree that the Lord is taking a stand and illuminating your path. I recently heard the Lord say, "The confrontation of the enemy is at hand. You must be filled with praise to enter into that conflict ahead. War is stirring in your midst. War is rising. Unless I rise and inhabit your praises, you will not be able to praise in the midst of the conflicts ahead. I am calling you into a place and I am going before you so that I am waiting to give you victory. I will establish Myself in your midst. When your conflicts arise, praise Me and I will assure you of victory in your wars ahead."
Decree that the Lord is exposing every shadow of death that has been lurking over you. We are entering very dangerous times. This is a time of opportunity, yet a time of danger. We must determine to see with eyes of faith, or else our promise could be seen like the spies who went to see the Promised Land. Two out of twelve had eyes of God to see the yield of the land. The other ten had a heart to return to the familiar and not advance. This delayed a manifestation of the promise and positioning of God for 40 years. I am decreeing that all the "unbelief delays" break!
"Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, 'Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.
If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land flowing with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them.
But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it" (Numbers 13:30; 14:8-9; 24).
The "land" which Caleb's descendants would inherit was the city of Hebron--but he would have to wait forty more years for them to do so. Ten of his fellow spies, terrified by the giants they had seen there, gave an evil report which succeeded in turning the people's hearts away from God's promises.
Fear and unbelief are very contagious. Forty years ago, on June 7, 1967, vast portions of Israel's ancient homeland were returned into her hands. Much conflict continues over God's boundaries in the earth. Today, Israel stands in the midst of her promise--disoriented, anxious, vulnerable and confused. Israel is God's firstborn. Therefore, what happens there is related to us. That is why many of us are sensing the same issues in our lives personally. Remember that we are living in dangerous times. Do not let the giants in your land keep you from experiencing the fullness of His promise. Face your enemies with the shout: BUT GOD! Declare all gloom will go so you can bloom! Decree that the light of His revelation is breaking forth.
Isaiah 9:1 says, "Nevertheless, the gloom will not be on her who is distressed." We should be shouting each morning, "Nevertheless! The gloom has left me!" The prophet Isaiah spoke this in relationship to land. "The land of Zebulun and the land of Napthali were heavily oppressed. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light." (Isaiah 9:1-2).
The Prophetic Word Over You
Here is a composite of the words that have come during our Tuesday morning prayer over the last month. The Lord is saying:
"Little by little--this is how I will advance you into the fullness of your destiny. I can reverse your losses and secure your future, but you must work with Me in new ways! I will establish your boundaries and renew your vision, but you must see as I see.
I am re-knitting your emotions. Fragmentation that you have experienced in the last season should not keep you from experiencing My wholeness in your future! Do not fear, for I am proceeding and bringing you forth to a new place. The re-knitting of your emotions and the realigning of your desires will set My motion in you. This will direct your feet from the wrong ways and cause you to see the pointers and signs for your right path. Do not resist the needle of mending, for I am re-knitting, finding holes and knitting again.
Follow Me! It is mandatory that you learn the word 'Come' and follow Me. For many will turn aside to seek other ways this hour. But you must follow--even if the path is rocky and steep. Don't try to keep Me from taking you to the 'There' that I have prepared to give you. Also, do not try to keep Me from going to the place that I need to go to prepare the way for you. I am not like you and do not want to rest in the comfortable place that you are now occupying. Submit your emotions so I can re-knit them. You will gain new strength to resist the enemy when you submit in a new way. You are striving in areas that are not My concern. Submit, resist, and then follow Me to the best that I have."
This is a day for cleaning out your old garments and getting ready to exchange your best for "His best."
"For now you will go to war for your inheritance and only wear the garments that will secure your future! The enemy is contending to withhold your next robe. He would love to leave you naked in the shame that has invaded your atmosphere from your past mistakes and hesitations. But there is a robe floating in the Heavens above you that I long to bring down to clothe you for the days ahead. This robe will cover your shame and produce favor.
The accuser is firing words and these words are knocking the robe from left to right, so that it cannot come down for you to wear. Stand still and see Me work in the midst of your accusations. When you are the least expectant, you will sense My Delivering and Covering Power in your midst. The song of victory is within you. Do not lean on your own understanding or let go of this song of deliverance. Ascend with your song and this will be your weapon to gain dominion in the Heavens above you. My Word is very nigh and closer to you than you know. Fear not, looking back for a moment to gain perspective on what is blocking you ahead. There is an anointing to complete and shut the mouth of the accuser. 'I Am the Keeper of the Garment'.
Now is the time to war for the robe that you will wear. This is a robe called 'Completion' and is necessary for your building process. As the enemy is trying to stop your building process, I am now causing you to war to clear the Heavens, so you can wear your robe of building into the field of operation that I have for you. The blueprint and pattern for the future is now entering the present. This mantle must be put on for you to build My pattern. This robe will not have any of your insecurities and weaknesses of the past. I cannot have your past iniquities assimilated into the foundation that I am asking you to lay.
Foundations are shaking. I am laying new foundations and building new connected paths into places that you need to go. Do not allow the enemy to knock you out of this building process or you will be held up for 16 years in a land, and another will have to build on what you have laid. Define your building sphere. Lay a strong foundation and then add your sons and daughters who will become My prophets for the days ahead.
For floods have come into the earth and caused the rivers to rise. Now is a time to look at the natural and act in the Spirit. Call in the flood of My presence, the flood of joy. I long to establish an oasis in every city, state and nation. Call forth the oasis of joy in the midst of dryness. The rising floodwaters have caused the ground to become pliable for remolding My plan. Foundations are shaking and routes are being rearranged.
Many fields have been filled with beasts. The beasts of the field have been robbing the joy of My people and blocking them from entering into new places of harvest and increase. The rising waters are causing enemy structures to be exposed. Begin to move past what is holding you in captivity and keeping you from coming into the new field that I have for you. The new field is calling you. The new field is calling My presence in. Come into the new field that is beginning to awaken. The land is shouting out, 'Rescue me! Rescue me!' It is My time for you to enter into a new field. It is My time for you to branch out! You have maintained and established one field, but new fields are calling. New ideas are beginning to be birthed. New visions are calling. I am opening up new fields for you. Define your fields and enter in.
I am sending My presence into the dark hearts of captivity where Baals, Dagons and Ashtoreths have ruled. I will cause the headship of that which has been holding My harvest fields to break, tumble and roll. The heads of rule are changing. I am causing My presence to dethrone that which has been ruling the thoughts of My people. In the midst of dangerous times, call for My presence to flood that which has captivated and watch the headship of the enemy fall.
Sounds are beginning to blend, harmonize and multiply. The sound of My procession is beginning to be heard in the earth. Allow the sound to create confusion in the enemy's camp. This is a time to confuse the enemy that is in the field. Do not fear your enemy that is in the field. I will go before you and then call you in. The trees of the field are filled with sound. They are filled with My instruments. I am waiting for you to go and remove the tambourines that have been hung in the trees and take back the sound that has been captured in the fields of harvest in the earth. These sounds will cause the iniquity and bloodshed that has lain dormant in the fields to be released. Where the fragrance of death has been, life will abound. Call forth the captured sounds throughout the fields of harvest.
There are "Black holes" in people you have ministered to and you know others that have not been able to break out of their past woundedness. Send the sound into those black holes. My Children will dance in the light, for My sound will rise in the midst of the night. The harvest is plentiful and I am sending forth the sound. Praise Me! Send the sound into every university and college campus in your region. The sound will cause the headship that is ruling to fall.
Send the sound into the marketplace. For all of those who are going into the marketplace ask Me for a rising up of My presence so that they have a greater favor and influence than any of those around them. I will prepare you in secret. I have secret passages that are opening for My people to come into. Even now there is divine training that you must have. Experiment with Me. Taste and see that I am good. Experiment with My power and watch Me develop authority within you. You have been held in one field and have created captivity in that field. I am beginning to create a procession that will cause other fields to be invaded. Lay down your expectations in one place and let My expectations rise in you. Let My expectations lead you. I am moving you into divine positioning.
This is a time of divine replacement so that I can create the sound of victory and cause the field to rejoice. I am causing some to vacate and others to be positioned. The divine replacement has begun. I am moving people. My "People Mover in the earth" has been activated. This is a time that MY chess game is beginning and I am strategizing over the harvest fields in the earth realm. I am releasing strategy and moving My pieces in place. The winning move is at hand. Be a part of this divine replacement that I have created in the earth. I will now set positions in places. Let My Spirit come down on you. I am anointing you with favor to move into markets and ministries.
Your King is waiting to come in! I must see you proceed into the places of darkness that you have resisted. For the King to come into the field, you must go forth and prepare the way. It is you that I am waiting on, not you waiting on Me. I am waiting on you, so be willing to go into the field. Be willing to embrace the change that I have today and you will see the change come forth on your way. I am the Deliverer who will come down to sit in your midst. Lift your head up. Let My light come down upon you. Decree that the lion who is lurking and waiting and sounding his accusations will not be able to devour. You will be so filled with praise that he will not be able to bite. He is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. The lion that is waiting to devour you, the words that are coming against you, will not be able to overtake you.
Shout! By My blast, your enemies will perish! Loose that shout! By the breath of My nostrils, your enemies will be consumed. Be anointed with the fragrance of the pomegranate and then blow healing, overcoming and success into that new field. The roaring of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions are broken. The old lions perish for lack of prey and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad. Decree that the old lions of your past that have been rising up and trying to devour you, old lions which have been guarding the field and its territory, must now perish and let go of the field so you can enter in. The old lions, old fears, old insecurities that have been keeping you out of your field must let go of your new field. Strong lions have captured and marked the field and created a stronghold. Now go into the field and mark My boundaries and say, 'My God is now entering my field.' Re-mark the boundaries!
I AM causing the roar that has turned you back at the gate to be dispersed. I AM sending a blast into the field that I am calling you to go into. That blast is causing the enemy to go into confusion. Re-mark the four corners of your boundaries and declare that you are retaking your territory. Go back to your churches, your businesses, your cities, the universities, the schools and all the places I am calling you to and re-mark those boundaries. Declare that where the lion has roared, that his voice has been stopped and the Lion of Judah has claimed the field.
Tell those in the Washington DC area that they need to go in and re-mark that government field and say, 'Where the lion is roaring, God's voice will be greater!' Go to your state capitols and the governments of your nations and decree that My voice will be greater than the voice of the enemy. Declare that My voice will begin to penetrate the darkness. The angel of the Lord has encamped around you and you are under My wing. Taste and see that I AM good. Blessed is the man who trusts in ME. Let trust rise up in a new way and you will begin to feel My covering over you."
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Minneapolis, MN: On August 1, 2007 a bridge that crosses over the Mississippi River collapsed just outside of downtown Minneapolis. The bridge is a section of Interstate 35W that was under construction. Built in 1967, the 40-year-old bridge is one of thousands across the US that have been rated as “structurally deficient”. Read more about the collapse.
We are calling for prayer throughout the rescue efforts taking place. Pray for the effort to go quickly and that the victims will be reached. Pray also for the families trying to reach their loved ones who might have been traveling on I-35 at that time, and the rescue workers at the site of the collapse.
The Prophetic Significance
Cindy and the team has received many phone calls and emails asking what is the prophetic significance of the collapse in relation to the I-35: Highway of Holiness and Light The Highway projects. Here is her response:
This is what I am hearing: We are crossing over into a new season, and we must make sure that we understand the perfect timing to cross the path. It is also important not to be daunted in the season of crossing over by shaking in your midst. God will see that you establish the way you need to go.
What Satan meant for evil in Minnesota will be turned against him and his plans for the state. There will be a new release of an awakening across the entire region in the midst of the shaking.
Rise up, Minnesotans! God loves you and He is there for you now as the God of all comfort! Old structures are passing away and the new will be built that cannot be shaken! For the old structures will fall into the river of God and the move of the Holy Spirit will sweep away tears and sorrow. New bridges will be built between the leaders of St. Paul and Minneapolis as the double portion is released along the I35 Highway of Holiness. -
Courtesy of elijahlist.com & Chuck Pierce
As we continue to pray for our highways, we must include bridges. The tragedy in Minnesota is a warning for all of us. My first assignment after Dutch Sheets and I finished the 50 State Tour, was to go north to the head of the Mississippi to Minnesota and declare that the "awakening wind" of God would come to our nation. Then I was to fly south and declare that the "purifying wind" would come to the mouth of the Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina, which means "purification," then came to jar our nation. Now the collapse of this bridge is a call to "awaken." May we awaken to the signs of our times. Below are two calls to prayer from our prayer coordinators in Minnesota.
Also below, is a word about the new season upon us with an exciting prophetic word of the Lord and our current 21-day prayer focus, "Making It Through the Eye of the Needle and Into Your New Field of Increase!"
Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion Ministries
Prayer for Emergency Crew Efforts
Karen Krueger, our Mobilization Coordinator for Minnesota, sent the below prayer alert to our county and regional coordinators, and I would like to ask that this be sent out to the entire country. One point to add is that thunderstorms in Minneapolis could be coming, which would complicate the efforts. Please ask people to pray that the storms would move away from the area so that the emergency efforts can continue.
Minnesota USGAPN State Apostolic Coordinator
Alert! Minnesota USGAPN Coordinators!
THE I-35W BRIDGE NEAR DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS HAS COMPLETELY COLLAPSED INTO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.
THIS HAPPENED SHORTLY AFTER 6 P.M. LAST EVENING DURING RUSH HOUR.
WE NEED TO CALL FOR STATEWIDE PRAYER IMMEDIATELY AND THROUGHOUT THE EMERGENCY EFFORTS THAT ARE TAKING PLACE.
PRAY FOR FAMILIES THAT ARE TRYING TO REACH THEIR LOVED ONES WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN TRAVELING I-35 AT THAT TIME.
THERE ARE MANY WORKERS ON SITE--PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS PRAYER ALERT ONTO OTHERS WHO WILL HELP US COVER THIS WHOLE TRAGEDY WITH A CANOPY OF PRAYER.
Minnesota USGAPN Mobilization Coordinator