A Praying Life
10/2/15 at 11:55 AM 0 Comments


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Once again we watch in horror at yet another story of murder unfold before our eyes. True intercessors will recognize this for what it is; a manifestation of demonic activity. During the month of October, we must be vigilant about using our authority of binding up evil and losing the power of God in the name of Jesus. We must be deliberate in lifting up the name of Jesus, the glory of God to counter-attack satanic power and influence. We must shift the atmosphere and invoke the presence and glory of God to rest upon the earth.

It is not enough to bind up the strongman of murder and all attached demons but we must lose something in its place. We must loose the power of God’s glory to cover the earth. Ask God for a season of peace and love. Ask God to send the warring angels to assist us in this fight and to dethrone every unclean ruling spirit over the region. There is a great need for intercessors throughout the land to begin to pray from the position of heaven according to the word of God that we are seated in heavenly places with Christ (Eph 2:5-6). From this position, we are above the problem, not on the same level as the problem. Intercessors across the land must declare the Blood of Jesus over every gate entrance to the city, in the airspace, land, and water. God stands ready to move on our behalf but is waiting for us to act on his word and ask him to stretch out his hands.

Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house Matt 12:29. There is a war going on in the city of Chicago and many other parts of the world. There have been far too many headlines of youth being murder again and again. The blood is running in the street and death has come up to the windows. Jer 9:17-26. Who is this enemy that has launched an all-out attack particularly on our youth?

To effectively fight your enemy you must first know who your enemy is. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places Eph 6:12. There are ruling spirits who have specific assignments over cities, territories, and region. The strong man, in this case, is Murder, Violence, and Death. It is a demonic power that is reigning in this city. Or how can one enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house Matt 12:29

In the book Spiritual Warfare by Richard Ing, he exposes the Strongman of Murder, Violence, and death. He states “Murder being a ruling spirit must first be bound in the heavenlies and its cords must be cut off and cast away. He then identifies related connecting spirits that must be death with: suicide, unforgiveness, revenge, cruelty, hate, animosity, jealousy, self-centeredness, greed, hurt, anger, bitterness, torture, envy, hostility, long memory, no love, no mercy, holding grudges, pride, fear just to name a few.

How do we fight against this enemy? For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 2 Cor. 10:14. There are many things that can be done in the natural realm to fight this enemy. Better cooperation between the law enforcement and the citizens, neighbor being watchful about what is taking place in their neighborhoods, job training, and programs to keep the youth off the street, churches opening up their doors to create safe haven for kids to go to, male mentors stepping up to redirect youth, ex-gang leaders/members talking to youth about the real deal about gang involvement and the high price that comes with it. However, this is the real key - if my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2nd Ch 7:14.

What type of strategy is necessary to win this war? Surely, we can pray individually and God will hear and answer. However, there is something powerful about “my people”. "Gather My saints together to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. Psalms 50:5. Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. Matt 18:18. This strong man needs to be bound and his power broken over this city. Corporate prayer is needed to accomplish this. Corporate prayer combined with fasting is the powerful weapon that we must use to destroy this enemy. So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." Matt 17:20-21. It is going to take a season of corporate prayer and fasting to overthrow this enemy. David Yonggi Cho pastor of the world’s largest church contributes the success of his ministry to organizing 24-hour prayer for over a year to break the satanic power in their region.

What can we do? Churches all over the city of Chicago can join together for continuous prayer and fast to directly attack the strong man of Murder, Violence, and Death. Churches and ministries can set up a 24-hour prayer chain to pray against this and other needs of the city. Prophetess Rose Mary Blackwell Standing In The Gap Ministries invite you to join us in fasting and prayer specifically attacking the strong man of Murder, violence, and death.

Standing in the Gap is not a CHURCH. It is a training ministry of intercession where intercessors can come and learn the art of intercession and then take what they have learned and apply it at their churches and be more effective armor bearers and intercessors for their leaders.

Prayer of Agreement: Speak the answer not the problem. The answer is the Word of God. Heavenly Father, we come boldly to the throne of grace applying the Blood of Jesus over the enemy of Murder, Violence, and Death. Let God arise and his enemies be scattered today. We render Satan helpless and powerless before the blood of Jesus. We bind up his powers, principalities, demonic spirits and all connecting related spirits in the name of Jesus Christ. We call upon the Warring Angels to come and assist us and break the power of darkness, death, and destruction by the power of your shed blood and the authority of your word. We cover every home, block, neighborhood, city, state, country and nation today. We cover every family member, church, ministries, and especially our youth today. We claim and secure your promises in Psalms 91, Isaiah 54:17, and Exodus 12:13 for our protection and shield today. We lose the spirit of love, peace, compassion, hope and abundant life for ourselves and everyone that is connected to us and every connection to them. Let your blood cover the mind, soul, spirit, will, and emotions of the people today. We lift up every gang leader, gang member, drug dealer, murderer, rapist, thief, and liar before you today. Let the spirit of repentance and conviction rain down upon them. God transforms the heart and minds of those that are bound by the spirit of the enemy. Save and deliver those whom the enemy is using for destruction. Let every plan and plot be revealed and foiled before it happens. We pull down the stronghold today and ask that you rain down salvation from the heavens and decree righteousness to be established in the earthen realm. We cover every policeman and law enforcement personnel with the blood and ask for your protection over them, give them clarity, wisdom, and direction as they perform their duties. Keep them safe and not let them make any error in judgments. We pray for the leaders that you would give them insight and foresight, wisdom and understanding in knowing how to combat crime. We call upon the ministering angels to minister to the needs of all that has been affected by violence. Let your love covered them and be their strength and help today and bring comfort to them in Jesus’ name. We commit these things to your hand; we bow down and worship you for your mighty and marvelous works towards mankind. We are safe and confident in you knowing that ALL POWER BELONGS TO YOU. Matt 18:18, Luke 10:19, Exodus 12:13. Heb 1:14, Rev. 12:11, Psalms 95:1-6, Psalms 62:10,

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