God's new arrow head for war!
Dear Purple Company Family
What important and strategic days we are living in for the Kingdom of God!
God is forming and forging His prayer warriors into an arrowhead which will repeatedly strike the ground in these days to win the battles for ground the enemy longs to take and hold of. As we come together we will win the war for nations that God is transforming and transposing in this hour.
We feel the shaking and we know that the pressure is fierce in the Spirit ….BUT GOD!
The Lord has strategies for us all. How to pray. Where and when. How often. With whom and crucially what!
How is God using you and your group to advance, tear down and plant at this time in intercession?
God is not bereft of wisdom anytime. We must not say ‘We don’t know what to pray’; or pray what seems good based on our political or informed human opinion rather we should ask God ‘What would you have us pray Lord and how? ’ and ‘ Please give us wisdom, strategy, decrees and declarations of your Word to pray at this time!’
EXPECT GOD TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY EVERY TIME
As we study Scripture we see the Lord had multiple strategies in battle. There is not a ‘one size fits all’ method. It is as God instructs every time. If we take King David as one example we see the Lord gave him fresh, inspired, new ways to victory each time.
Yesterday in our prayer room at GPC God moved in such a unique way. I will give you a summary which I hope encourages you as you pursue more of God through your calls to pray.
As I led our core team of intercessors in preparation for our conference this weekend, God had given me specific things to do and a particular spirit for us to deal with. In preparation He had shown me a circle of the enemy around us in the Spirit which was giving us significant room to move but causing us to be confined and limited. God highlighted repentance as the first key to breaking out of this place of limitation. We prayed and repented around everything Holy Spirit showed us personally and corporately to ‘go lower’ with God. Much of the barriers around us were ones we had put in place ourselves and went as we repented. Thank God for His mercy! It was a tough time of being vulnerable and open for all to confess but so worth it.
We spent an hour repenting for everything Holy Spirit illuminated; anything or anywhere we have knowingly or unknowingly resisted God. If God is saying He will move in new ways we don’t want to miss it. In times of worship we had been feeling our personal resistance to the new rise up despite the fact we had opened ourselves and had been repenting and praying ‘make us ready for the new’ for months. This was another level as the light of Christ illuminated what had previously been hidden in darkness.
We took time and spent an hour in repentance.
The second key of warfare for this particular day the Lord had highlighted was taking communion together following repentance. We came together in the ‘body’ as we took communion and the power of the blood Jesus began to resonate in the room.
A prophetic song was released by one of our team and then strong holy laughter began to be released. It was powerful and weighty. The wine and joy of the Lord was poured out and the whole team was touched by this is a profound way. We were very drunk throughout and it was so transforming. I feel completely different in the Spirit after this time – there is a clarity and an ease that wasn’t there before. Thank you Jesus!
As we; lay on the floor, sat, laughed, shouted, prayed with each other, declaring and singing, including ‘Jesus is Coming to Town!’, God showed us that circling of the enemy around us in the Spirit just easily parted and opened up and dissolved. We prayed no direct prayers to the enemy at this time of breakthrough. The fire of God burned every gate that was previously shut to us. The Lord had the enemy on the run with His fire. The Spirit He had highlighted to us to deal with was dealt with without even speaking it’s name. We saw it all. It was glorious!
We didn’t warfare in what I would call our usual way. Which would be more a ‘Gung Ho!’ way in worship and prayer. God is teaching us the ways of the new. (And that’s not to say some of it won’t be ‘Gung Ho!’ more obvious warfare at times!)
This particular time we warfarred by going lower in submission and God dealt with His enemies.
The scripture the Lord had given me in the morning before the prayer time was Psalm 56. Verse 9 says :
‘Then my enemies will turn back
When I call for help
By this I will know that God is for me.’
GOD IS RELEASING HIS NEW WEAPONS OF GLORY WARFARE
For our Core Intercession Team it is different each time we gather.
We can be worshiping in tongues and prophetic song for a lengthy time. We can be reading out scripture, decreeing truth of the Word of God, prophesying, it may be Holy and quiet, or rowdy and dancing……it is as Holy Spirit leads us and as God instructs.
I encourage you to seek the Lord and ask HOW should we pray today? It may seem contrary or even odd when God has specified something to deal with in particularly in the Spirit but it will be much more effective and much more enjoyable!
We are the army God is raising up to wage war in prayer. You, my friends are crucial for the Kingdom of God advancing in your nation.
Ask God to gather the right people around you for this army formation God is doing in these days. Ask Him for the timings and regularity of your meeting together. Wait on Him for prophetic instruction of the prayer strategy for the mandated area He is asking you to prayer for and into. This may be your church, community, region or nation. It could be specific places of work or areas of influence. Whatever God has impressed on you to pray for these are the days of receiving the specific strategies to do so effectively.
Wait on the Lord and He will reveal it.
Make ready for the new coming in the midst of you and say ‘Yes Lord!‘ Whatever it looks like come with the new!’ We were made for the new by the spirit but our flesh needs help! Help us Jesus to be ready for the new you are pouring out.
PLEASE SHARE WITH ME WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IN PRAYER AND FRUIT YOU ARE SEEING IN THE SPIRIT AND THE NATURAL. WHAT IS THE LORD HAVING YOU FOCUS ON IN PRAYER AT THIS TIME? WE WANT TO CELEBRATE THE VICTORY WITH YOU!
May God give you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation so you may know Him more (Eph 1:17-18) and may you have the wisdom to know how to lead and how to pray.
For the King!