Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mark Chironna: A Word of EnCOURAGEment: "Do Not Fear! Lean Back on My All-Sufficient Power"

The following article is courtesy of .

"Confidence is an internal state that is made up of perceiving the risk, experiencing the fear, and overcoming the fear in order to take action."

mark chironnaI trust you are all persevering in the faith. While some of you may be sailing smoothly, many are in a season of warfare contending for a breakthrough. It is with that in mind that I wanted to send you a little word of encouragement. I have been reminded of late that it is Christ in us who fights the battle. Wigglesworth and Dr. Charles Price are both quoted as having said something close to this: "When my faith comes to an end, His is just beginning!" It is impossible to have intimacy with Christ without encounters with the powers of darkness.

While we have no desire to pay undue attention to the enemy, C. S. Lewis reminds us of the two extremes that the enemy seeks to purport on the children of God, being that we either pay too much attention to him or pay no attention at all. There are some seasons where I never even give a thought to spiritual warfare, and there are other seasons I am reminded by virtue of the tests, adversities and strange occurrences that I experience and endure while there is a war going on--this is one of those seasons.

For what it is worth, during these kinds of seasons you have to remember Paul's admonition: "Having done all STAND." When that kind of season is one you are enduring, you have to remember to get plenty of rest, and make sure you are adequately nourished, and stay in a place of internal quietness and confidence according to Isaiah 30:15, "In quietness and confidence shall be your strength."

You also have to remember: "Do not throw away your CONFIDENCE which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have DONE the will of God you may receive what was promised" (Hebrews 10:35-36). The rest of this chapter is all about possessing your soul by faith in seasons of endurance through adversity:


But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul" (Hebrews 10:37-39).

Overcoming Fear with Courage

Here is a thought: ever wonder what was going on in the lives of the apostles when they were called to write what they were writing? We see men of strength, the giants of the faith, incredible exploits of power, yet what was going on in them during those incredible seasons? Don't be fooled by the world's idea of how success and courage manifest. Courage requires an ingredient we talk little about: FEAR.

Paul says to the Corinthian Church that at a certain season in his life, he was with them "in weakness, and in FEAR, and in much trembling." He also speaks in another place of "fightings without, AND fears within." This is the same apostle who tells us that "God has not given us a spirit of fear!" Is he contradicting himself? Never! He is talking about how he learns to master fear and turn it into courage!

Courage is a form of CONSTRUCTIVE COPING! Courage travels with CONFIDENCE. Confidence comes from the Latin "con fideo," which means "with faith." We are most vulnerable to the enemy when we are lacking confidence (lacking the "with faith" factor). Courage travels with confidence because courage requires a number of components: fear, risk, purpose and ACTION (when you have DONE the will of God...Hebrews 10:36).

It would seem that the writer to the Hebrews is telling us that confidence (which requires courage, and we are commanded to be STRONG and COURAGEOUS) is an internal state that is made up of perceiving the risk, experiencing the fear, and overcoming the fear in order to take action. When you throw away your confidence--you think in self-debilitating ways; when you hold fast your confidence and your confession--you think in self-enhancing ways that strengthen your experience in Christ.

Just remember that in Christ--His faith begins where yours ends. And He is the HOPE of GLORY within you. That means that the higher your level of hope in the acting out of courage, the lower your fear goes. Hope shows you that your success is on the pathway of faith.

God will give you what you need. In Christ's faith you already possess all the necessary resources, skills, abilities, the will (for it is Him doing His Father's will through you), and the pathway to overcoming (He is THE WAY or the pathway), and you have what it takes to overcome any setbacks you may be facing.

When the enemy comes, there is a standard in you that God raises up. See yourself succeeding and discover that as Kingdom success is your goal (which is basically being faithful to The Father), you will regulate your actions in the face of opposition from the enemy while he is threatening to undermine your existence.

Your perseverance will be for the possessing and the restoring of your soul!

A Prophetic Word of Encouragement

Here is a fresh prophetic word that the Lord gave me for you:

"For in this season of turmoil, do not fear! Lean back on My Power, My All-Sufficient Power. For I am not unaware of your troubles or the assails of the enemy. I have seen his foolishness in thinking he can persuade you to give in. This is only a season for the perfecting of My faith in YOU. I have conquered what you are facing already. I AM WITH YOU, I AM IN YOU. I WAR FOR YOU, I WAR THROUGH YOU. Let My faith be released against your enemy. He fears Me and therefore He fears you.

This will be a decisive season in your maturity for My Kingdom, and I will prevail through you. I will protect you in your going out and your coming in. Your tears will be tears of release and tears of joy, I will also restore your soul. Goodness and Mercy are following you, remind yourself of these things. This temporary affliction will pass in spite of the lies of the prince of darkness. Let your heart be strong and take courage, soon there is a new level of enlargement coming your way.

For every clash between the Kingdom of Light and the kingdom of darkness, I will release My Spiritual Titans in this season! The wars of the Lord will be fought against the gates of hell and the Warriors of the Lord will prevail. And for every fight there will be a new kind of split decision! Not a split decision as to whether the enemy won or My people won, rather the enemies of My people will be split on whether I defeated them or My People defeated them. For these will be days when the enemy will not be able to distinguish between Me and My people for there is a new level of the manifestation of unity between Heaven and earth. Hell is in confusion for the saints are rising in this day of warfare!

While there are tempests and trials, there is a deep underlying assurance I have given to My people in this hour. The people of God are on the brink of a great surge of the release of My power and My irresistible PEACE! For My Peace will crush the enemy under your feet in the days of battle.

And know that there are hidden factors lying in the secret places of the hearts of My people that will come into play in these days. Even as John the Baptist was in hiding in the wilderness before the days of his public appearing, there are hidden factors in My people that have been hidden for a season and for a time that will now be made manifest for the purpose of Kingdom advancement.

Rejoice My People, for these are days when things long-awaited for will begin to emerge from the deep places in your hearts. The secrets of your hearts are being revealed. War with Me for sweet victory lies just ahead!"

Much love,

Mark J. Chironna
Mark Chironna Ministries

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The International Day of Prayer in 2007 is October 7th

From comes this reminder for us to be a part of this upcoming prayer for the peace of Jerusalem.

mike and cindy jacobsThe International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem, instituted with the endorsement of hundreds of Christian leaders from around the world, representing tens of millions of Christians, will be held annually on the first Sunday of every October, until the coming of Messiah. Their call is for sustained, fervent, informed global intercession for the plans and purposes of God for Jerusalem and all
Her people. This global grassroots prayer initiative coincides with the season of Yom Kippur, and for the first time in Church history, makes an effort at linking the Christian liturgical calendar with the Biblical, Jewish calendar.

The goal, by God's grace, is that by October 2007 there will be:

• 100 participating nations
• 100 million believers participating
• 100,000 churches committed to pray
• over 1,400 minutes of additional prayer via global teleconferencing

"Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces. For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, 'Peace be within you.' Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good." Psalm 122:6-9

For more information, please go to to learn how to participate. Material can easily be downloaded from the website by clicking here for a menu of options.

UPDATE: Korean Hostages Told Convert to Islam or Die � British Broadcasting Corporation

From The Voice of the Martyrs comes this Update and prayer request on the Korean Hostage situation in Afghanistan.

On September 12, South Korean Christian aid workers held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for six weeks, reported being beaten and ordered at gun point to convert to Islam, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). According to the BBC, the former hostages told a press conference they were made to work like slaves while in captivity. Jae Chang-hee told reporters, "We were beaten with a tree branch or kicked around. Some kidnappers threatened us with death at gunpoint to force us to follow them in chanting their Islamic prayer for conversion. I was beaten many times. They pointed a rifle and bayonet at me and tried to force me to convert." Jae Chang-hee added, "We lived like slaves. We had to level the ground for motorbikes, and get water and make a fire." BBC reported that Yu Jung-hwa said she thought she was going to die. "The most difficult moment, when I had a big fear of death, was when the Taliban shot a video. All 23 of us leaned against a wall and armed Taliban aimed their guns at us, and a pit was before me. They said they will save us if we believe in Islam. I almost fainted at the time and I still cannot look at cameras." Recalling how Pastor Bae Hyung-kyu was led away to his death, the BBC said Han Ji-young, in tears, added, "Bae didn't even look at us when he was leaving the room. He only said, 'Overcome with faith.'"

Continue praying for God to touch the lives of these believers as they deal with their experience in Afghanistan.

Pray God comforts the families of the two that were killed.

Pray the testimony of these Christians will draw non-believers into fellowship with Him. Deuteronomy 28, Psalm 91

Worldwide Day of Healing

On ,September 22, 2007, from 11A.M. to 2 P.M. the "Worldwide Day of Healing" will be held in cities around the world! God spoke to Charles and Frances at the beginning of 2006 and told them to have a National Day of Healing where people of every denomination could participate. All churches needed to do was to train their people how to minister healing to the sick and then open their church on Saturday, October 28th from 11 AM to 2 PM. People came in from cities all around the world to have hands laid on them for healing.

This began a wave of healing and revival that is being continued this year with a Worldwide Day of Healing.
Be a part of this historic event. For more details go to .

Thursday, September 13, 2007

CHUCK PIERCE: "PRAYER ALERT for the Middle East: Nations Collide and Rosh Hashanah Begins"

This article comes from Let's join in praying for these Middle East and Islamic nations during Ramadan, beginning today.

For His Glory,
Joe & Shirley


chuck pierce

Nations Collide: Ramadan Begins Along with Rosh Hashanah on the Night of September 12
A Prayer Initiative from the Middle East

This is a key time for the blood-bought disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to rise up and pray fervently. We are entering the new Hebraic Year 5768, today--at sundown. However, not only is this the Hebrew new year, but we are also entering into the Islamic month of "Ramadan." Devout Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset as an act of faith and worship toward Allah, suppressing their desires and abstaining from earthly pleasures. This fast is intended to be an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to Allah. During Ramadan, Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam as well as refraining from anger, envy, greed, lust, sarcastic reports, backstabbing and gossip.

The word "Ramadan" is an Arabic word meaning intense, scorching heat or dryness, especially toward the ground. Another definition is "sun-baked sand." An additional intent of Ramadan is to scorch out sins with good deeds. Ramadan releases religious zeal among Muslims of all ages.

I would encourage you to pray for the millions upon millions of Muslims who will be observing the month of Ramadan. As they are striving in an act of devotion, we can intercede that they are met with dreams and visions of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and that the Holy Spirit reveals His truth to them.

I am forwarding a prayer initiative that was just sent to us from a leader in an Arab nation in the Middle East. Rather than writing a focus myself this year, I felt it was important to gain revelation from leaders that actually live in predominately Muslim nations. We will be traveling to meet many of these leaders at the beginning of October.

The initiative below is a focus from those who "dwell in the land" and encourage us to "dig in prayer" with them. We feel that if we do this during Ramadan, then we will come into a "Rehoboth season" for the Kingdom of God. This means the Kingdom of God will advance, and we will all find an enlarged space to dwell in the presence of God with a victory mindset.

Prayer Initiative from an Arab Leader

Loving Greetings in Jesus Name!

It's a great joy to come to you through this prayer initiative during this month beginning from the 13th of September. We would like to pray for our cousins and also very specifically for the Muslim nations around the world--taking one country a day for the next 30 days.

The Middle East region that we are living in now was once upon a time--a hotbed for revival. The Peters and the Pauls of the New Testament, turned these regions upside down for the Lord. Most of the Churches were planted here and the Gospel to the whole world was rung out from here.

But the state today of the same region, which was once visited powerfully by the Lord, is closed to the Gospel. The Lord spoke to me in a time of prayer that this is exactly like the situation in Genesis 26:18, "Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them."

During Isaac's days, the Philistines closed the wells which were springs of water in the days of Abraham. The Lord spoke to Isaac and said to DWELL in the land and not go into Egypt. Then the Bible says that Isaac started to DIG up the wells of his father, Abraham, which the Philistines had closed. There was opposition after he dug the first well. He dug again, and there was opposition even for that. But Isaac kept on digging. Finally, the Lord brought him to REHOBOTH, which means "the Lord has made a large room for us and we will be fruitful in the Land," where he had no contention.

Let us hear what the Spirit says to the Church. In these lands, let us DWELL IN HIM and let us DIG IN PRAYER. We shall soon reach the REHOBOTH for there are SPRINGS OF LIVING WATER waiting to be tapped and to flow out into these nations again.

During this month of Ramadan beginning on September 13, let us join our hearts and faith, and pray collectively (if you could fast that will be very fine). Below this list is a link to a downloadable file that contains details on 30 Muslim nations that will enable you to pray more effectively.

Remember to DWELL AND DIG!

List of Middle East and Islamic Nations and Dates to Pray:

Thursday, September 13 - Afghanistan
Friday, September 14 - Azerbaijan
Saturday, September 15 - Albania
Sunday, September 16 - Algeria
Monday, September 17 - Bahrain
Tuesday, September 18 - Bangladesh
Wednesday, September 19 - Brunei
Thursday, September 20 - Arab Republic of Egypt
Friday, September 21 - Indonesia
Saturday, September 22 - Islamic Republic of Iran
Sunday, September 23 - Republic of Iraq
Monday, September 24 - State of Israel
Tuesday, September 25 - Jordan
Wednesday, September 26 - Republic of Kazakhstan
Thursday, September 27 - State of Kuwait
Friday, September 28 - Lebanon
Saturday, September 29 - Libya
Sunday, September 30 - Malaysia
Monday, October 1 - Morocco
Tuesday, October 2 - Sultanate of Oman
Wednesday, October 3 - Pakistan
Thursday, October 4 - Qatar
Friday, October 5 - Saudi Arabia
Saturday, October 6 - Sudan
Sunday, October 7 - Syria
Monday, October 8 - Tunisia
Tuesday, October 9 - Turkey
Wednesday, October 10 - United Arab Emirates
Thursday, October 11 - Uzbekistan
Friday, October 12 - Yemen

(A detailed list of statistics on these nations is available by clicking here.)

Chuck D. Pierce

Glory of Zion Ministries

Reuven and Mary Lou Doron: TRUMPETS 2007

reuven and mary lou doronThe following article is courtesy of

"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month, you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD.'" Leviticus 23:24-25

According to the Biblical calendar, the Feast of Trumpets this year will start at sunset, September 12. This will be the first day of the seventh Hebrew month, and, according to rabbinical tradition, it is also considered to be the beginning of the new Hebraic civil year, the year 5768, counting from the creation of the world.

The coming weeks will usher in the three Fall Feasts of the Lord. Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and Tabernacles are stacked closely together over a span of 21 intense days, reflecting prophetically the drama unfolding at the closing of this age. This coming year will no doubt bring more turmoil, testing and purging, and this season of feasts presents an invitation for every child of God to reflect, take stock, and gird up our loins for the journey ahead.

Salvation History Prophesied

The seven Biblical Feasts are grouped in three distinct seasons forecasting our salvation history. The spring feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and First Fruits announce the coming of the Lamb of God, His suffering, death and resurrection. Fifty days later, follows Pentecost which points to the outpouring of the Spirit, the birthing of the Church, and the beginning of the harvest according to the agricultural cycle in the Middle East.

Lastly, Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and Tabernacles point to the end of this age of grace. These final celebrations speak prophetically of the birth pains, the shaking, the preparations and the coming of the Kingdom of God.

The first four feasts were historically fulfilled in the Lord's first coming and in the outpouring of His Spirit. Likewise, we are confident that the final three feasts of God will also be fulfilled, in due time, in the Lord's return in the glory and power of His Kingdom. Prophetically, the feasts of Trumpets, Atonement and Tabernacles serve to prepare God's children for the end of the age.

From the blowing of the trumpets on the first day of the seventh month, to the final day of Tabernacles on the 21st day of that month, the Holy Spirit indicates the recurring cycles of alarm, repentance and victory that increasingly characterize our times.

Trumpets Sound the Alarm

The Scriptures tell us in Colossians 2:16-17, that the Feasts of the Lord "are a shadow of things to come." Trumpets, therefore, is an earthly shadow of its Heavenly equivalent, the sounding of an alarm. The blowing of the shofar is like the eerie sound of a siren cutting through the still air with its startling and disturbing wail. It's meant to wake us up!

Whether a call to arms or to a solemn assembly, when ancient Israel heard the trumpet blast, they came to attention! In the same way, the Feast of Trumpets is meant neither to comfort nor console us, rather it is a wake-up call--a strong elbow in our ribs designed to wake us up from the slumbering spirit of this age, jolting us into alertness, repentance, renewal and service.

As we move deeper into the times of the end, we will witness more disturbing trumpet blasts and troubling wake-up calls as this world enters deeper into the birth pains of the Kingdom of God. Be they natural disasters, plagues, wars or social disintegration, what will seem to some a disaster, will be a life-saving and transforming alarm for others.

Blessed Birth Pains

Ten days after Trumpets, follows the Day of Atonement--Yom Kippur in the Hebrew, foreshadowing Israel's inevitable encounter with the Savior and the ensuing deep repentance and national redemption (see Zechariah 12). These progressive solemn events will not come easily, and much prayer is needed to accompany this national revival through the final stages of labor.

We need to understand that no amount of prayer can undo or replace the need for contractions, as they, and only they, move the "baby" down the birth canal. All the works of God, whether in the secret of your own heart, family circle, nation, or across the earth, come to pass through the miracle of birth.

A divine seed has to be sown in the soil of faith; gestation follows, slow and hidden, resulting in the birth of a new creation; and that new born has to be nurtured and protected until it is mature enough to survive the hostile world and overcome it.

This is the way the Kingdom of God has always been introduced into this world. Whether through the call of Abraham and the early patriarchs, the forming of the nation of Israel, or the emerging of the Messiah Himself, God's way of introducing His purposes and presence into our realm has always been through birth. Do not despise, therefore, or try to circumvent the birth pains in your life when God is bringing to pass something new in our spirits.

"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4

Final Victory

Last but not least, five days following the Day of Atonement starts the Feast of Tabernacles. This longest and happiest of all of the Feasts of the Lord foreshadows the final and greatest celebration of this age, when the Lord will return to earth and our God will abide and tabernacle among His people following the final harvest of the nations.

"And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, 'Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them, and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." Revelation 21:3-4

Let the grace of the Lord enrich your spirit as you go through this festive season, pondering and searching out the message of the Feasts.

The Waiting Game

The world can ignore but cannot escape the darkening storm surrounding the tiny State of Israel. Bible prophecy, though still viewed through a glass dimly, indicates that the present predicament Israel is facing will continue to intensify until it erupts into a full scale international crisis that will draw in all nations. The fate of the "God-oriented" nations is still in the balance. Pray for your nation's soul.

To the God-fearing mind, these times are but the inevitable passage forward; the struggle of a new born creation hatching out of its constricting shell. The only solution to the region's predicament is found in God, and those who truly trust in Him are willing to wait on Him while watching and praying and serving His purpose in their own lives and spheres of influence.

The solution to the Middle East, and to the entire world's problems, will not be found by conjuring up more man-made agreements or contracts. It will only be found by a greater concentration on and devotion to Jesus, the Son of God, and His Word.

What Is This Season For You?

As you take stock and reflect on this recent year, do so with the eyes of faith. Remember that the harvest, which is the main theme of the season of the Fall Feasts, is brought in not by the harp, but by the sickle. In other words, the Lord is producing the best treasures in our lives during hard times of testing and endurance, rather than through the pleasant times of ease. Of course we prefer the smooth path, the enjoyable trouble-free leisurely walk, yet that is not where the gold is produced.

Rather, as the Lord said, "I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich, and white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes, that you may see.

"Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me. He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne." Revelation 3:18-21

How to Pray?

Please cover Israel with fervent prayers in light of the grave dangers from without and the great upheaval from within. Should international pressure continue to mount, Israel's population will experience even greater turmoil and civil unrest than it has so far. Couple this with the mounting military tensions on Israel's northern borders and in the Hamas ruled Gaza strip, and the intercessor can begin to appreciate the unbelievable pressure Israel goes through.

Just yesterday, a rocket attack launched from the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip resulted in dozens of Israeli casualties (young military recruits). God, however, is bringing something tremendous to birth through these birth pains, and we must continue to pray according to His promises.

Also, please remember Israel's captured soldiers in your prayers as well as military personnel from other nations who have fallen into Islamic hands. Ask God to visit them by His Spirit and angel, and carry them to His throne in fervent prayer. As the Word says, "Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the Body." Hebrews 13:3

In grace,

Reuven and Mary Lou Doron
One New Man Call

Friday, September 07, 2007

LOU ENGLE: The Nazirite Uprising

The following article is from and Lou Engle. Come to this event if you can possibly make it -- it's a God-event and in His timing!
For His Glory,
Joe & Shirley


"Calling for a Passionate Breed at TheCall Las Vegas--The Nazirite Uprising"

"God is raising up a new breed in America that will not be known so much for its gifts and position, but for its passion."

lou engle"America is receiving her apostles, prophets, and evangelists, but she has not yet seen Her Nazirites!" This audible voice from the Lord reverberated through my whole being, jarring me out of a deep sleep into an awakened attentiveness to the Holy Spirit. I knew that the Lord had spoken to me.

In fact, God's answer had come quickly to my heart's searching the night before when my 13-year old son had asked permission with determined insistence to take the Nazirite vow of Numbers 6:1-21. In his persistence, he said to me, "Dad, I don't want to cut my hair until TheCall DC, which was 8 months away at the time. He continued, "I don't want to eat meats and sweets until TheCall and I want to go on a juice fast the 40 days before TheCall. And Dad, I don't want to play baseball this year. I want to run with you and pray for revival in America."

The voice of the Lord could not have been any clearer to me through that audible voice encounter. I could hear the Lord saying to me through that encounter: "Lou, do not hinder your son from being extreme for Me. Let the young man go for it. Let him go as far as he can go with his consecration before Me. I am the One raising up the Nazirites." With fear and trembling, I knew what He was saying and I knew the holy admonition of Amos 2:11-12 where God thundered, "I raised up some of your sons as prophets, and some of your young men as Nazirites...but you gave the Nazirites wine to drink, and commanded the prophets saying, 'Do not prophesy!'"

I believe that God is saying in this passage that He was and is the One who stirs up this counter-cultural youth movement of the prophets and the fasting and praying Nazirites--who are the dreamers that shift the destiny of nations. I knew from the encounter that night, that God is raising up a new breed in America that will not be known so much for its gifts and position, but for its passion. They would be known more for their fasting and hunger for God than their feasting and games.

God is Raising Up His Nazirites

As I read the Scriptures, I believe the Lord makes very clear the reasons why He raises up Nazirites throughout history--to save a nation from her enemies (Samson), to restore a nation to its moral foundations and establish a worship and a prayer movement (Samuel), and to raise up a "voice" burning like a torch that can turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the rebellious back to the wisdom of the righteous (John the Baptist), and thus, prepare a nation to receive the visitation of Jesus Christ.

Because of this Scriptural vision and hope of the Nazirites, a week after the 1997 Promise Keepers "Stand in The Gap" gathering in Washington, DC, I prophesied at a youth/young adult conference in the deserts of the Southwest that God was raising up a young Nazirite, John the Baptist movement that would go to the Mall in Washington, DC to fast and pray for a spiritual awakening in America. I declared that when they would go to fast and pray, it would be a sign that America is turning to God.

On September 2, 2000, over 400,000 people gathered to the Mall in Washington, DC for the first TheCall DC gathering. I believe that solemn assembly was a fulfillment of the prophecy I received in 1997 in the deserts of the Southwest and it was a sign from Heaven that this nation was turning to God.

And after 8 months of his Nazirite separation and preparation before the Lord, when my 13-year old son prayed at TheCall DC for the Nazirites to arise in this nation, a roar shook that field in agreement and a generation was marked. Today, wherever I travel across America, I run into young people who were there that day in 2000, and say that the Nazirite call changed their lives forever. I still believe that despite a darkening culture around us, this nation can turn back to God because America is beginning to receive her Nazirites in this hour of our nation's history.

The Nazirite Summons to TheCall Las Vegas

Thus, seven years after TheCall DC, we are summoning all those who gathered then to come to Las Vegas on October 20, 2007 for TheCall Las Vegas--to renew their consecration before the Lord to turn a nation to God.

For decades, hundreds of thousands of people have been going out to the deserts of Las Vegas, a citadel of ungodliness now known as "Sin City" that has become a worldwide attraction for gambling, sexual immorality, materialism and wickedness.

Elsewhere in Nevada, a gathering called the Burning Man is held in the middle of the desert year after year. For a week, tens of thousands act out their fantasies of a world without rule and restraint in an orgy of hedonism and fire.

But two thousand years ago, there was another Burning Man who roamed the deserts of Judea--his name was John the Baptist. History tells us that hundreds of thousands of Jews went out into the wilderness to see this Nazirite Burning Man--the one Jesus called "a bright and blazing torch." He would turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the rebellious to the wisdom of the righteous and he prepared a whole nation for the coming of Jesus.

God is raising up a Burning Man generation and calling out for thousands of young people to consecrate themselves to the Lord as Nazirites and become the hinge of history for Las Vegas and this nation, turning them back to God. Over 70,000 people gathered in Nashville on 07.07.07, now we are calling forth 20,000 Nazirites to come to TheCall Las Vegas on October 20, 2007 at the Thomas and Mack Center to fast and to pray in this city. "Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, gather to us there. Our God will fight for us!" (Nehemiah 4:20).

For more information on TheCall Las Vegas gathering on October 20, 2007, click here.

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Lou Engle

Thursday, September 06, 2007

PATRICIA KING: Insights into Rosh Hashanah

This article is courtesy of -- check it out!

"Preparing for A New Season in Your Life--Insights into Rosh Hashanah 2007--September 13-14"


"Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder the things of the past. Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18-19

September 13-14, 2007 is Rosh Hashanah or the Hebrew New Year. This time of year has always been significant to me and I love to prepare. It seems that this particular time in the Jewish calendar is like a thermometer for the rest of the year.

This New Year in the Hebrew calendar is the Year 5768. In a recent article I read on the ElijahList by Chuck Pierce, he states that this year is, "The Year of the Full Circle of Life--A New Beginning is Yours." Let's embrace this new cycle. (Click here to view Chuck Pierce's recent article.)

The Last 7 and the Next 7 Years

The number 7 symbolizes the completion of a cycle and the number 8 is the number of new beginnings. The last 7 years was a prophetic season--a season where the Lord revealed insights, perceptions and revelations concerning a new spiritual era and great transition for the Church. The last 7 years included a prophetic call to look beyond where we have walked and look to the greatness of the manifestation of the Kingdom of God in the earth. This 7-year prophetic season has shaken and challenged mindsets and structures. It was meant to.

We have now completed that cycle--although shakings will continue. Great change awaits us and therefore--flexibility and acute submission to the Holy Spirit will be required. It is now time to build and to lay ahold of everything we saw in the last season. The last 7 years were spent receiving revelation and proclaiming the vision. The next 7 years will involve building and embracing what has been seen.

It is possible, if we arise to the occasion, to experience more mobilization of the Body of Christ into a true apostolic mandate in the next 7 years than ever before in Church history. It is truly an apostolic season we are entering into. It is truly "a light invading the darkness" season--a time for us to arise and shine and fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. We've had glimpses of the apostolic season in the last 7 years, but now it will come into full bloom.

Love will be the greatest key for the Church in the next 7 years. Without love we are nothing and what we accomplish profits nothing without it (1 Corinthians 13). Love is to be our greatest aim (1 Corinthians 14:1). In order to come into the full measure of this apostolic season, love needs to be perfected in the Church. Everything that is not of love and not of true faith will be shaken. The LOVE WAR has been declared and the Body will be tested on this. Love will open doors to the heart of nations. Let's grow and mature in love.

Preparing for the New Year--Rosh Hashanah

It is important to prepare for Rosh Hashanah this year. Your preparation will, in many ways, determine how you will be influenced over the next year. The Lord is waiting to pour fresh oil out upon you. Here are 8 points to help you prepare for this new season:

1. Ask the Holy Spirit to highlight what He revealed to you in the last 7 years. What He revealed--you will now walk in the next 7 years if you choose. Define these things clearly. Write them down and ask the Lord to manifest in your life over the "next" 7 years all that He revealed to you in the "last" 7 years.

2. Invite the Holy Spirit to convict you of any area of your life, where you have not been submitted to Him. Ask Him to cleanse you from waywardness and from all sin. Invite Him to destroy within you any enemy of love. Ask Him to align you to God's love and to perfect you in love. Complete submission to the Lord in this next season is vital.

3. Invite the Lord to increase His grace (His divine influence) upon your life as you seek Him. Take time to fast and to pray before Rosh Hashanah. Pray until you are confident that you are clothed in greater grace. There is warfare over the next season, but you can establish the victory now. Hide in His grace. Grace, Grace, Grace. Grace is a great key for victory in this next 7-year cycle.

4. Ask the Lord to quicken personal promises to you from the Word for this coming year and this next 7-year season. Stand on those promises. Write them down. Meditate on them. The Word does not return void but accomplishes everything it is sent to do.

5. Praise Him as you establish Him in the highest place in your life. Praise will be a weapon for great victories in the next 7 years.

6. Pray much in tongues so that His mysteries can be birthed in your midst.

7. Invite the Lord to give you a clear strategy for the next year. Get ready to build or to move into what He is showing you. Your faith will need action in the next year.

8. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh with His Presence that you might go forth in the fullness of His will, purpose and power.

Patricia King
Extreme Prophetic

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

CHUCK PIERCE: Embracing the Year 5768

The Jewish new year 5768 will begin the evening of September 13th. It is known as the FEAST OF TRUMPETS ( Rosh Hashanah). The following article regarding this new year is courtesy of . Seek the Holy Spirit for His guidance as you read this article by Chuck Pierce. It is full of direction for the next year. It's time to "go through the eye of the needle"!

For His Glory,
Joe and Shirley


Be Simple and Let this be the Year of the New Beginning!

chuck pierceFor years, I have always taken the Hebrew calendar and looked at the meaning of the numbers and prayed for my year to reflect His year! When we are serving the Lord and seeking His Kingdom plan, I believe each year brings new challenges and new joys for each of us. The Hebrew number system has always helped me as I focus each year on decreeing the "best" the Lord has for me and my family and those connected with me. I do not think you have to understand the Hebrew year to know the will of God. However, in Hebrew, numbers have word meanings, which have picture meanings, which have sounds. This brings a fuller perspective than just saying we have entered the year 2008. The Hebraic year 5768, which will encompass the Gregorian calendar's, Year of the Lord 2008 A.D., is the "The Year of Samekh Chet!" That means we are coming into "The Year of the Full Circle of Life--A New Beginning Is Yours!"

Time is an interesting concept. God is not in time as we are in time. Our Father has access to every moment in our lives from beginning to end as though they were the present. By the Holy Spirit, we can actually access those times in our pasts when we felt abandoned, abused, betrayed, fearful, happy, fulfilled, or any other emotion or condition. Not only can the believer be forgiven for the past, he/she can also travel back in time with God, see Him as "a very present help" in the past, and redeem those past times that the enemy wanted to use for evil.

Stepping Into Time

Imagine for a moment that all of eternity is represented by a large piece of paper. This is where God is: unlimited by time and space. Now draw a line on that piece of paper that represents time with a beginning and an end. This line begins when God instituted time at creation, and it will end when God says, "Time's up!" Man lives on the line, while God can step in and out of time according to His purposes and plans. God sees all of time at once and doesn't have to wait for anything to happen; all is present for Him. This is a simplified explanation of a complex idea, but it works.

We, however, must learn to respond to Him within time. We are called to represent Him as ambassadors in our generation. The decisions and actions we take now affect three generations ahead. Therefore, when we know how the Lord wants us to respond and we do so, His glory infiltrates the earth and we see Him change our atmosphere and environment. Because of God's position relative to time, He can--and often does--seem to answer our prayers before they have been uttered!

God has chosen us as the necessary link to bring His will from Heaven to earth. He wants us to commune with Him, listen carefully to His voice, gain prophetic revelation, and decree that revelation into the earth. This will unlock miracles and release His blessings. Once we hear God, we can intercede. We can also prophesy. Prophecy is declaring His mind and His heart. When we receive prophetic revelation, we need to decree the prophetic revelation and then the atmosphere into which we decree goes on "Heaven's time" instead of "earth time."

A Season Of War!

Issachar was the tribe that knew how to move into the new. They were a tribe that understood times and seasons. Consequently, I have tried to present that tribe in the earth today so God's children would know the times we are living in and what we should do to ready ourselves to advance in the earth. We entered a new season of war in the Hebraic year 5762.

Before I share on the year ahead, I felt the necessity of reviewing the last several years. This will give you a good record of how we have gotten to where we are today. By looking at the Hebraic numbers, we can perceive the revelation we need to decree a new thing. Once we decree a thing, we then watch to see God's will manifest. Revelation builds! Revelation overcomes the gates of hell! Revelation gives us the keys to the Kingdom.

Because I could foresee the war season ahead of its onset, I wrote The Future War of the Church to help God's people get prepared with the mindset of the season. This season is very real to most of us now. Here is a summary from a Hebraic perspective of the season we have been living in:

5762/2001-2002: The Beginning of Wars for 7 Years. This was ushered in with the tragedy of September 11, when the World Trade Center was destroyed by terrorist activities. This war over God's covenant plan in the earth began. The war over passing the mantle to the next generation began.

5763/2002-2003: A Sabbath Day Rest Year--A time of increasing faith; a year to ride the bull. Changing economic structures began and will fully manifest over the next five years.

5764/2003-2004: The Year of Samekh Hei! A year filled with secrets, mysteries and surprises; a year to run with the horses, gain new strength and roar louder than the roaring lion.

5765/2004-2005: A Year to Circle, Surround and Plunder the Enemy's Camp. A year of violent praise! A year of hurricanes! A time the wind of Heaven brought change in the earth.

5766/2005-2006: The Year of Samekh Vav! A year of staking your claim in the midst of the whirlwind. A time to overthrow old mindsets that have held you captive!

5767/2006-2007: The Year of Samekh Zayin! The year of seven is always a year of completion and fulfillment. This was a time to finish strong. The number seven, Zayin, is a sword with a crown. How you have overcome in the past season causes you to receive favor for your future! The sword is the Word so we are living in a time of the prophetic decrees!

Hebrews equate the passage of time as the life cycle. The Hebrews saw man as participating in two time dimensions. One "age" of time was temporal. We were placed in nature and we interact with the laws of science around us. The other dimension of time was an age to come. 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 says, "However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."

Wisdom is available that God has stored for a time such as this. We can get to a place to gain wisdom that no enemy of hell has access to. From a Hebraic mindset, events that occurred through life created smaller styles of review of a bigger picture of life. When one summed up all of these smaller temporal cycles, the finite age was determined. We are living in a year of "summing up." We are not just living from year to year, but when you look at the season as a whole, you see the Lord doing something in our generation. He is preparing us to move more quickly and advance in Kingdom purpose in days ahead.

The Kingdom Of God Is Moving Forward!

"The Kingdom is ruled by grace and love--not by rules, regulations and laws."

Kingdom life in the earth realm was used to help individuals understand the Kingdom of God. There are two terms throughout the Bible that we must embrace and understand: the "Kingdom of God" and the "Kingdom of Heaven." Anyone who willingly subjects themselves to the sovereign rule of a Holy God is aligned with Kingdom Principles. The "Kingdom of Heaven" represents the rule that God asserts on the earth at any given period in time. This is what links Kingdom understanding to time. John the Baptist, Jesus, and the Apostles all announced that the Kingdom of God was "at hand." As a matter of fact, the Lord said, "the Kingdom of God is within you." If this is so, then when the King moves, we must move with Him.

The manifested rule of God on the earth is ever-maturing. The Kingdom of God represents God's rule in the earth realm. The King is moving us from "just going to church" to understanding His Kingdom in our territory. He is bringing us into a place of dominion, occupation, and ruling with Him in the spheres and places He has assigned us. Jesus taught so much on the Kingdom. The Kingdom is GOOD NEWS! Kingdom life was proclaimed throughout the three years that we have record of Jesus ministering in the earth realm, with His authority.

The Kingdom is NOT based on needs, since "the poor will always be with us." Jesus gave us a responsibility to work with the poor, orphans, and widows, but on the other hand, He also showed us the necessity to lavishly worship Him as Mary did in John 10.

The Kingdom cannot be controlled by civil government. Through the ages, civil government has made the attempt to govern and rule God's government in the earth. However, the Kingdom is not based on worldly patterns. Another important fact that we must all recognize is that we cannot comprehend the Kingdom by our natural mind. The mind is at enmity with God and longs to be conformed to the world around it. However, as we renew our minds, we break out of worldly conformity and move into seeing Kingdom life in the midst of the societal structures that are molding us.

The Kingdom cannot be obtained by ambition. The exciting thing about the Kingdom is that it cannot be POSTPONED! The Kingdom is filled with power. Over these last two decades, we have seen Kingdom government for the next season of God in the earth realm.

A Kingdom people understand Kingdom grace. The Kingdom is ruled by grace and love--not by rules, regulations and laws. God has appointed Kingdom administrators for every age. We find those gifts listed in Ephesians 4:11-14.

We Are Moving From Glory To Glory--The Year 5768

You are being positioned to make a transition into the next realm of glory. Here are eight key issues that we can look forward to as we enter the Hebraic year 5768 and mature through the year ahead! First of all, the last two years actually come together to form this year's momentum. The two symbols of Vav and Zayin come together to form the symbol for Chet. In other words, the staking your claim and the sword with a crown actually join together to produce your new beginning.

You will begin something new! Even if you refused to shift into a visible new dimension, your present state is your new state. With God, He will meet you where you are and cause you to start new if you yield! You can catch up quickly and gain momentum even if you have resisted change. If you do not yield, your new place will be your old cycle with the old structures reinforced seven times.

The number eight is always linked with "new beginnings!" This Hebrew word is linked with life and being hot! We are entering into a year where we must choose to be hot, filled with passion, so we conceive our future! Choose the fire and the zeal of God!

1. This is a year of manifestation! There will be a physical manifestation of what you have been watching and waiting to see!

2. You can supernaturally transcend your limitations and begin your new era.

3. The land and the Heavens align to create a new Divine Presence in your atmosphere.

4. "Dominion" will be the key word for this year! Rule where you have been positioned. Rule or watch the "wild beasts" gain ground in your land.

5. This is a year that God's people will have great authority over their enemies. The nations against you can be driven out of your land! All squatters must go from your inheritance or they gain "squatters rights" and their encroachment will remain another season. Land is equated to the state of our mind. Therefore, this is the year to transform the mind so we have a new victory mentality in the war season we are living in.

6. Subdue your "animal impulses." Find your place of deliverance and do not let any wild beast enter your highway. Be aggressive to overthrow all poverty mentality! "A lion is on the road, I will hide myself," should not be your theme. Stand firm and face any transgression so you can move down your path! Isaiah 35 is a key for us this year.

7. Exodus 23 is also key this year. God forms His covenant with us to advance into our future destiny. This applies to families, regions and nations. If we have forgotten and rejected His covenant in areas, that will not be a part of our future. We must return and review our covenant roots and realign now!

8. Fasten yourself to the Lord. Don't let the enemy's hook drag you off the stage of your future! Break your orphan spirit! Return to a place of innocence! The secret place calls you forth. Stay in the secret place so you can be sent forth on key missions. The book of John and all of his Epistles are key for our transition this year.

I am writing this article earlier than usual. However, I started thinking of the year ahead at Passover time this past year. I left early one morning and came to the office to seek the Lord. While I was meditating on where we had come from since September 2001 and the year of seven, and looking at various Biblical words linked with the number eight, my wife, Pam, called to share a dream.

You should first know that Pam's favorite Scripture passage is Ephesians 5:8-16, "For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: 'Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.' See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil."

To redeem means to "buy back" or "to be released from prison." We have been in a buying--back season. This year we must receive the prize of our battles!

This is the dream she shared: "I woke up slowly this morning, to the sound of singing birds, and it was as though I was walking through a curtain that divided the dream world from the waking world. As I lay there, I began remembering my dream: 'I was with a group of travelers, none of whom I recognized, but I knew they were important to me. We were told we had to take a trip, but we had no luggage, tickets or itinerary. We were standing in a hallway similar to one you might see in an airport, waiting for our departure. Suddenly, this strong wind began to blow down the hallway (wind tunnel) and push us toward the open end of the corridor. As we got closer to the end of the corridor, some kind of portal opened up, but it wasn't like what you see in the science fiction show, Stargate! The light was warm, and as we entered the portal area, we were disembodied and transported to another place. Strangely, the other place didn't look any different than the place we had just been. However, it was not the same place. We were inside a building, made mostly of glass.

We all knew we had to fly to get where we needed to go. Well, none of us knew how to fly, but we just took off and started flying around the lobby. The people in the lobby were amazed and started reaching for us, saying they wanted to fly, too. We knew we needed more momentum to get to where we needed to be, so we landed softly, turned around, and got a running start before launching ourselves from a mini trampoline in the cafe area of the lobby. Instantly, we were outside the building, in a country setting, and we knew our mission: rescue a captive in the nearby village and bring him/her back with us.

The mission itself is still vague, but I remember what happened when we were ready to return. One of the villagers wanted to go with us but knew it wasn't possible, so he gave each of us a tiny jewel case. Mine was a small, gold case encrusted with pearls. Inside the case were bits and pieces of broken jewelry: pearls, gold beads, crystals. Each case had a word on it. The word on the outside of mine was "Simplify." We thanked the one who gave us the gifts, then turned to launch back into the sky for the return trip. That's when the birds woke me up."

5768 Will Be A Year Of Momentum!

The year ahead will not only be a year to begin a fresh season in your life, but 5768 will be a year when the Body of Christ gains momentum. An object with momentum is difficult to stop. To stop such an object, it is necessary to apply a force against its motion for a given period of time. The more momentum which an object has, the less likely to stop its forward motion. Thus, it would require a greater amount of force or a longer amount of time (or both) to bring an object with more momentum to a halt.

As the force acts upon the object for a given amount of time, the object's "velocity" is changed. When a force acts for a given amount of time, an object's "momentum" changes. If the force acts opposite of the object's motion, it slows the object down. If a force acts in the same direction as the object's motion, then the force speeds the object up. Either way, a force will change the velocity of an object.

This will be a year when forces vie for momentum. God will be moving on us! Will we respond to Him? The enemy forces that we have not resisted will be moving with force to slow down a Kingdom that is advancing in the earth realm. We must bind the strongman's operation and gain access to the spoils. We must start moving as the people of God did when they left Egypt and keep moving until we reach the manifested Promise for this generation. We must not allow the voices of fear, unbelief and doubt to stop us from advancing. There will be three 40-day periods when we overthrow major strongholds that are holding treasures captive.

5768 Will Be A Year Of Impulse!

In physics, force when multiplied by time equals the mass multiplied by the change in velocity. This is known as impulse. Impulse is one body, individual or kingdom working against another. Impulse is the effect of force being communicated. This results in motion. Once things get in motion, they are hard to stop. The Body of Christ will advance with great momentum in the year ahead! Impulse can be very negative. We must know what is driving us. The Holy Spirit must be preeminent in our lives. The year of 5768/2008 will be the year that we are driven to accomplish our desires. This will be a year that supernatural power has access to mankind. We must stay under the influence of the Holy Spirit or else other spirits will drive us to agree with the plans of darkness in the earth.

The violent are taking the Kingdom of Heaven by force. There are certain changes in the earth that have occurred in the last seven years and have created motion that cannot be stopped. The kingdom of darkness must give way to the Kingdom of God that is advancing with new strength. The supernatural power of God being released on His people is creating much motion and change in the earth.

We are under the impulsion or driving force of a King who wants to see change in the world today. We must gain momentum now! As we learn to move in our proper spheres of authority in the earth realm, we will harness God's power and then release that power. The year ahead will be a transforming year for God's people. Once we are transformed, we will see cities, regions and nations changed. Harvest fields that are ripe will be entered with great enthusiasm. Do not let carnal impulses guide you!

God will visit you in time. Be expectant to watch for His coming visitation in your life. We are a people on the move. God has a Kingdom that is within us. The Kingdom of God is advancing. We are moving from fellowship into war. We are moving from praise to jubilation as we see a manifestation of His promises in our life cycle. This is a year of transcending and taking back what has been held in captivity. However, remember Pam's word, "Simplify," to go back and forth with ease until the new is established.

To summarize, this will be the year to "Go through the eye of needle!" Remove all and get through your narrow place and into the new!

Chuck D. Pierce
Glory of Zion Ministries

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