Again quoting The Rallying Cry to Prayer, “We believe that as we step out in faith – the Lord will give us the strategies – not just to know how to hear the warnings of what the enemy plans to do – but more than that, He will speak to us from heaven showing the counter-attacks we are to use. So whenever there is a warning coming to us; “Seek me” says the Lord “And I will show you the strategy to stop it.” Indeed we believe the Lord is saying, “I will show you how to do it.” He knows we are not yet alive as He would want us to be and we probably know that in our heart of hearts too. All this is about to change!”
Let’s look at a couple of strategies that arose during personal prayers.
A prayer partner emailed me in early July, and has kindly permitted publication of her text:
“I have continued to pray for the Kingdom, particularly since the Brexit vote. I know a very few people who support it and many I know are viciously Remain, many clergy particularly. As we moved to the vote I sensed I was to set a large candle alongside a cross, light the candle and pray the Lord’s will. The candle burned day and night for a week and only as the vote Brexit was won did the light from the candle fall on the top of the cross. I knew it was the Lord’s will!
“The tentacles seen prophetically will be cut off so freeing this nation from strangulation, a couple have already shriveled…”
“On a recent journey down the M6/M5 my eye was taken by the, now prolific, Japanese Knotweed on motorway embankments. Some areas the native plants are completed covered, even shrouded and probably unable to withstand the suffocation/strangulation. A sad sight and one that continues to inform my prayers. This I’m prompted to write to you about as this seems to be an example in nature of the spiritual challenges of our times.”
After re-publishing the Cryers’ call to prayer I replied, “The symbolism of the knotweed encapsulates failure within government to progress Brexit properly and expeditiously. It seems to be appropriate as a subject of prayer in response to the invitation I blogged this morning. My reaction is to pray that it be severed with invisible scissors…”
However, upon pausing a while a strategy seemed to pop into mind, so I continued, “It would be better for the Lord’s hand to touch and remove it all, as though rubbing it out of existence!”
I heard that the ‘knotweed’ symbolism gave direction to her prayers because it relates to her personal situation. She writes, “Please use and share this illustration, I sense it is the Lord’s image. I will pray for complete removal, as I do our removal from Europe’s strangulation.”
Holy Fear and Terror of the Lord
You may have noted that three of last week’s posts linked to Revd Gavin Ashenden’s strong denunciation of the apostasy publicly pronounced and exhibited by the Dean of Ely Cathedral in flying a rainbow flag from the tower for the weekend’s Pride event.
Most unusually I was awoken early Saturday morning and recalled that offensive action and, rather than being annoyed, asked the Lord about how I could pray. I was reminded of Wanda Alger’s recent excellent re-posting of a dream in which she saw the awesome power of Holy Spirit moving across the world in a focused beam bringing the reverential fear of the Lord (read Holy Fear and Terror of the Lord).
I recalled that had happened to me on the fateful night of the Lord’s visitation in 1989, and that intense conviction of my personal sin had resulted in the immense blessing of my salvation. Therefore, I could pray for the Lord to bless Mark Bonney and his ilk the same way He did when He turned up in my life.
Lord, may Your Holiness fall upon the dean, clergy, residents of and visitors to Ely and bring them to true repentance for Your glory’s sake, Amen.
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