Day 8: 15 December
Psalm 133:1-3. 1 See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil on the head, That ran down on the beard, Even Aaron’s beard; That came down on the edge of his robes;3 Like the dew of Hermon, That comes down on the hills of Zion: For there Yahweh gives the blessing, Even life forevermore. Continue reading “National Prayer Strategy: Day 8”
Day 7: 14 December
James 3: 13 – 18 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show his deeds done in gentleness of wisdom by his good life. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t boast and don’t lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” Continue reading “National Prayer Strategy: Day 7”
Days 6: 13 December
Hebrews 10:38 and 39 “But the just shall live by faith [My righteous servant shall live by his conviction, respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, and holy fervor born of faith and conjoined with it]; and if he draws back and shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight or pleasure in him. But our way is not that of those who draw back to eternal misery (perdition) and are utterly destroyed, but we are of those who believe [who cleave to and trust in and rely on God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by faith preserve the soul”. Continue reading “National Prayer Strategy: Day 6”
Day 5: 12 December
James 1:5-8 “If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as he is] a man of two minds, (hesitating, doubting, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].
Most of us struggle with doubt and double-mindedness. Often this struggle has been birthed from the difference we
experience between what we have lived through in our souls and bodies versus what the Word of God says. With one part of us we choose to agree and align with what the the Lord says, yet another part of us is nearly magnetically drawn back into aligning with the lies that the enemy wants us to consider. Treacherous whispers that suggest that we are alone, that God won’t come through, that we don’t matter, that we don’t have what it takes and that God doesn’t care if we suffer. All malicious lies that capitalize on our woundedness, naivety, our lack of wisdom and inadequate understanding of Who God is and revelation about His perspective. Let’s ask the Father to raise us up in understanding His perspectives and to teach us how to let go and how to lean heavily on the arm of Jesus in every matter.
Lord Jesus, I confess and repent for every time I or any person in my bloodline choose not to seek Your face with our whole hearts and where this caused us to come into agreement with the same doubt that Adam made room for and which lead to his fall and the current fallen state of man.
Please have mercy on us and forgive us for every lie we believed, forgive us for all double-mindedness and restore stability in us. I give You permission to take out the ungodly mindsets that I carry generationally and to set the Plumbline of Your Truth in me. Teach me how to be unwavering and solid in my faith and how to receive and keep a single focus in me, especially when it comes to what You say about who You are, who I am called to be and what You want to do through me in South Africa.
DAY 2: 9 DECEMBER – NATIONAL PRAYER STRATEGY!
Psalm 24, 3-4a ”Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart.”
Out of the purity or impurity of our hearts we execute the works of our hands, which the Lord then assesses as clean or unclean. If our hands are clean, the Holy Spirit can work through us and build a nation through many holy hands that align with righteousness, goodness, mercy, our wisdom and true justice.
When our hands remain unclean and we carry no godly fruit on our works, the Holy Spirit cannot land on us and work through our hands to bless others through us. Our very own sin blocks the Spirit of Holliness and leaves us stuck in our habitual sin, which blocks the land and its people from experiencing being reconciled back into the Father’s plan.
Let us ask the Holy Spirit to show us how we handle each other, whether our works are self-seeking and self-preserving at the cost of others. Do our works demonstrate what Jesus would want us to do, so that our Father in Heaven can be praised? (Matt 5:16). This can only happen if we allow the Holy Spirit to shine His light onto and through us. Let’s deeply repent and deal with our self-justification and fleshly ways so that we can clean our hands and sanctify our works to the Lord.
Our Father in Heaven, please forgive me for all the unclean works that I now take responsibility for, I repent for every time when I behaved in a fleshly way. Forgive me for every situation in my life that had to do with other people, no matter what tribe, color or culture, where the works of my hands were unclean. Forgive me and my generations for our haughty and self-righteous works. Forgive us for every time when we protected, fed, nurtured and accepted only those who suited us and we turned our backs and abandoned others who did not hold any benefits for us. Please purify our hands from exploiting and abusing and neglecting each other and not submitting our hands to Your Holy Spirit to lead us. Cleanse our DNA and teach us how to listen for Your Voice and follow it. In Jesus’s Name I pray, Amen.
Join us as we release the “National Prayer Strategy” for December 2017
DAY 1 – 8 DECEMBER 2017
Psalm 24:3-4a ”Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart.”
The Lord is calling us deeper into His ways. It is time to purify our hearts and clean our hands, to deal with falsehood and deceit. If we do not draw closer to Him to seek His face, we do not qualify to stand on God’s Holy Place, in the mountain of the Lord.
At such a time as now, Jesus Christ is looking for vessels of honour through which He can touch the country of South Africa and bring healing to deep brokenness and division. But know that this change starts with you and me. We need to purify ourselves through repentance and forgiveness. This journey starts with you inviting the Holy Spirit to show you the deception, pride, arrogance and self-justification that you carry in your heart, as have the generations before you, whose genes and DNA is in you.
Pray with me:
Jesus, I confess and repent on behalf of myself and the generations that I come from, that we have habitually followed and agreed with our own deceptive interpretations about You. We have justified our own ways of condemned the ways of others around us. We have stubbornly held onto the deceptions in our own hearts and justified to ourselves why we shouldn’t deal with it. Our hearts have become diseased and we have been blind to the impurities in our own hearts. Forgive us for this we pray, Lord Jesus. Matt 5:8 states that if we purify our hearts, we will see You, Lord Jesus. Please come and show us all the wrongful heart motives we carry and forgive us and release us and give us Your new hearts for us as we now trade our corrupt hearts into Your Hands. We break agreement with every lie and deception and give You permission to change our mindsets and continuously purify the deception in our hearts. Give us grace through Your blood, so that we can learn to understand more about Your heart for us and our nation and purify our sound over to understand more. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
250 National Christian leaders will be praying for our nation with parliamentarians this coming Friday 24 November 2017 in Parliament from 13h30 to 16h00. Please JOIN US in prayer wherever you may be in your homes or businesses for an hour between 12h00 and 14h00.
The specific Prayer Points are as follows:
1. A NEW HEART FOR SOUTH AFRICA
We need a heart transplant from the Lord and it starts with seeking His face (Heb 10:22). Exactly 50 years ago the first heart transplant in the world took place in Cape Town. Now we are trusting God for a national heart transplant right there as we unite in prayer.
2. RESTORING HOPE
If we lose hope we lose everything. Our God is the restorer of hope; let us intercede for that (Rom 15:13). A courageous people.
3. RIGHTEOUS LEADERS
May God forgive ungodly leadership in SA for having trampled on the truth of God’s Word. We pray that God will raise up God-fearing leaders and a godly government (Prov 29:2).
4. RESPECT FOR LIFE
We pray that God will put an end to the murderous spirit in South Africa (bloodshed, rape, violence, abortion, racism, etc). That He will teach us the paths of life, raise up life-givers in thought, word and deed (Acts 2:28).
5. HEALING OUR LAND
Our nation are in pieces and we need God’s healing. We pray that He also raise up a people after His own hearts whom He can use as instruments of healing (2 Chron 7:14; 2 Cor 5:18).
UNITED PRAYER IS THE ANSWER TO ACTIVATE GODLY CHANGE IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!
God spoke to me very clearly that this month we are to focus on the Economy and creation of Jobs for God’s people. Many are in a state of great fear and anxiety as to the economy and their personal financial situation. This is a time where our faith needs to be strengthened, and although the situation economically may turn for the worst in the future, it is the wise who prepare in ahead of time, before the recession or retrenchment, the closing down of the company etc. Proverbs 22:3
- Praying for transformation in our government, removal of corrupt leadership. 1 Timothy 2:2
Praying again for good governance, in LOCAL GOVERNMENT, building on July fast!
- Praying for economic transformation. Deuteronomy 26:15
- For the CREATION OF JOBS, may this take place in a SUPERNATURAL way. God will create where there is no possibility! Proverbs 12:14 Recognising where God provides – 1 Kings 17:1-6
- For the Church’s FAITH to be STRENGTHENED during this time. Matthew 7:9-11
- Praying against FEAR, that TRUST may prevail. Matthew 6:24-26
- Praying against the Spirit of MAMMON, POVERTY and GREED in our nation, and in our people. 1 Timothy 6:10
- Praying for the Spirit of ENTREPRENEUR to be released in this nation, that God may prosper his people in the same manner He prospered Abraham. Abraham was a businessman of note: Genesis ch 17
May we see a transformation in this nation, testimonies arising for the sake of the Kingdom of God and His people. Selah!