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By Christine Darg

By Christine Darg

Our cover photo published with permission is a Our cover photo published with permission is a painting Ourbycover photo published with permission is a Alex Levin entitled “The Coming of the painting by Alex Levin entitled “The Coming of the painting byItAlex Levin entitled “The Comingme of the Messiah.” gave me holy chills, reminding of verses Messiah.” It gave me holy chills, reminding me of verses Messiah.” It gave me holy chills, reminding me of verses we have decreed in our prayer meetings for decades— we have decreed in our prayer meetings for decades— we have decreed in 8:5. our prayer meetings for decades— Revelation 5: 8 and At left also is a depiction of the Revelation 5: 8 and 8:5. At left also is a depiction of the Revelation 5: 8 and 8:5. At left also is a depiction of the Risen Lord as our High Priest holding the incense Risen Lord as our High Priest holding the incense Risen Lord as our High Priest holding the incense burner of God representing our prayers.

burner of God representing our prayers.

burner of strong God representing our the prayers.

Do believers have power to manifest Do strong believers have the power to manifest wordsDo strong believers have the power to manifest of blessings or decrees against sin and sickness? words of blessings or decrees against sin and sickness? words of blessings or decrees against sin and sickness? The Jewish people believe that sages and rabbis have The Jewish people believe that sages and rabbis have The Jewish people believe that sages and rabbis have this power based upon verses in the Hebrew Bible. this power based upon verses in the Hebrew Bible. this power based upon verses in the Hebrew Bible. Strong evangelical believers also have learned to pray Strong evangelical believers also have learned to pray Strong evangelical believers also have learned to pray with authority. Bible teacher Derek Prince once startled with authority. Bible teacher Derek Prince once startled with authority. Bible teacher Derekstatement Prince once startled people when he made the simple that he gets people when he made the simple statement that he gets people when he made the simple statement that he gets results when he prays, but such a statement should not results when he prays, but such a statement should not results when he prays, but such a statement should not be startling. The Bible says the “effectual fervent prayer be startling. The Bible says the “effectual fervent prayer be startling. The Bible says the “effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5: 16) Getting of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5: 16) Getting of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5: 16) Getting answers to prayers is the normal life of a believer!

answers to prayers is the normal life of a believer!

answers to prayers iswords the normal lifespeak of a believer!

Jesus said the that we are spirit and Jesus said the words that we speak are spirit and life. God Jesus said the words that we speak are spirit and expects believers to co-labor with him in life. God expects believers to co-labor with him in life. GodIsn’t expects believers It’s to co-labor with him inyou do prayer. that amazing? as if God says, “If prayer. Isn’t that amazing? It’s as if God says, “If you do prayer. Isn’t that amazing? It’s as ifLambert, God says, “Ifof you do not pray, I will not answer.” Lance one my not pray, I will not answer.” Lance Lambert, one of my not pray, in I will not answer.” Lance Lambert, oneseek of my mentors prayer, often asked, Why does God mentors in prayer, often asked, Why does God seek mentors in prayer, often asked, Why does God seek intercessors to stand in the gap since we human beings intercessors to stand in the gap since we human beings intercessors to stand in the gap since we human beings ourselves are so much trouble? Why doesn’t God act on ourselves are so much trouble? Why doesn’t God act on ourselves are so much trouble? Why doesn’t God act on his own without having to partner with you and me and his own without having to partner with you and me and his own without having to partner with youand andmercy, me and all of our foibles? But in his wisdom, love all of our foibles? But in his wisdom, love and mercy, all of has our designed foibles? But in his wisdom, love and mercy, God it that way. God graciously works God has designed it that way. God graciously works God has designed it that way. God graciously works with our weaknesses, as he continually trains us for our with our weaknesses, as he continually trains us with our weaknesses, as he continually trains us for for our our ultimate purpose to rule and reign with Jesus throughout eternity.

ultimate purpose to rule with Jesus throughout eternity.

ultimate purpose tocoronavirus, rule and and reign reign with Jesus throughout eternity. In light of the let’s look at Job 22: 28. This verse has been a part of my In of the coronavirus, let’s look at Job 22: 28. This verse has been a part of my spiritual In light light of the coronavirus, let’s look at Job 22: 28. This verse has been a part of my life and training for years: “Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established spiritual life and training for years: “Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established spiritual life and training for years: “Thouwe shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee.…” When we know his Word, can make right decisions and speak righteous unto thee.…” When we know his Word, we can make right decisions and speak righteous unto thee.…” When we know his Word, we can make right decisions and speak righteous decrees. A Spirit-led decree implements the plans and purposes of God and destroys decrees. A Spirit-led decree implements the plans and purposes of God and destroys decrees. A Spirit-led decree implements the“decisions” plans and purposes of God andbecause destroys ungodly plans. II prefer “decree” rather than in Bible translations ungodly plans. prefer “decree” rather than “decisions” in Bible translations because ungodly plans. I aprefer “decree” rather than “decisions” in Biblesomething, translations because decree involves higher level of faith. We can mentally decide but we have to decree involves a higher level of faith. We can mentally decide something, but we have to decree involves a higher level of faith. We can mentally decide something, but we have to open our mouth boldly to decree a matter. Making a decree is holy audacity. open our mouth boldly to decree a matter. Making a decree is holy audacity. open our mouth boldly to decree a matter. Makingto a decree is holy audacity. for Sodom Commentaries teach that Job 22: 28 alludes Abraham's intercession Commentaries teach that Job 22: 28 alludes to Abraham's intercession for Sodom and Gomorrah Commentaries teach that Job 22:his 28friend alludes to Abraham's intercession for Sodom (Genesis 18). God told Abraham that he planned to destroy and Gomorrah (Genesis 18). God told his friend Abraham that he planned to destroy and Gomorrah (Genesis 18). God boldly—even told his friendgently Abraham that he planned to destroy those cities. Abraham interceded rebuking the Almighty. (Now that’s those cities. Abraham interceded boldly—even gently rebuking the Almighty. (Now that’s those cities. Abraham interceded boldly—even gently rebuking the Almighty. (Now that’s friendship!) Abraham asked, “Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Shall friendship!) Abraham asked, “Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Shall friendship!) Abraham asked, “Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Shall not the judge of the earth do right?” That’s chutzpah! Abraham asked God if he would not the judge of the earth do right?” That’s chutzpah! Abraham asked God if he would not thethe judge ofifthe earth do right?” That’s chutzpah! Abraham asked God if God he would spare cities fifty righteous persons could be found. He negotiated with unto spare the cities if fifty righteous persons could be found. He negotiated with God unto spare the cities if fifty righteous persons could be found. He negotiated with God unto Abraham got the number down to only ten righteous persons, the number that the rabbis Abraham got the number down to only ten righteous persons, the number that the Abraham got the number down to only ten righteous persons, the number that the rabbis rabbis

call a quorum (minyan). This Bible episode teaches us to approach God like a lawyer, because God will honour his Word!

Concerning pandemics in 2 Chronicles 7: 13-14 God says,“When … I send pestilence … If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.” The coronavirus may not be one of the seven plagues mentioned in the Book of Revelation—it’s too mild compared to the terrors that will be unleashed during the Great Tribulation. However, this and other plagues such as Ebola are warnings of plagues to come in the last days. Suddenly, the world has been caught short. Britain said NO to Billy Graham’s son. Franklin Graham was not welcome to preach in various venues, so God closed down all venues. God is not mocked. Yet the Almighty seeks intercessors to stand in the gap, to repent on behalf of our nations. It’s vital to engage in Identificational Repentance to stop the plague. Identificational Repentance is part of decreeing a matter.

We have an example in Numbers 16 when Aaron the high priest took his incense burner, a symbol of prayer, and stood between the living and the dead to make atonement, and the plague was stopped. Daniel the prophet also engaged in Identification Repentance on behalf of his people. He confessed that God was

perfectly righteous in bringing judgment upon his people because, as he said in Daniel 9:14, “we obeyed not his voice.”

“And now, Daniel prayed…. “WE have sinned, WE have done wickedly.” Notice Daniel didn’t say, my people have sinned, but he identified corporately with his people in prayer. “O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem.” [We can pray like Daniel, “O Lord, let thy anger be turned away from Washington, DC, from London, etc, because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers.”] Identificational Repentance is prayer that identifies with a person’s family or nation and confesses the corporate sins of a people, church or nation because gross sins hinder healing and revival.

During this global emergency, let’s learn to repent of sins even though we may not have been personally responsible. We can confess national sins as ours and repent on behalf of people when they are unable to do so. And isn’t that what Jesus did for us on the cross? While we were yet sinners, Jesus patiently bore our sins. The final sacrifice for sins was made by Jesus willingly on the cross. If you turn your back on Jesus, you will die in the excrement of your own sins. That would be like living in a major epidemic and having no face mask, no gloves, no hand sanitizer, no vaccine. We need the covering of the precious blood of Jesus over the doorposts of our hearts!


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