Last night I had a dream. I was in a house with people whom I did not know but I knew they were my family. There was a lot of traffic outside which seemed odd and somehow I knew I was in Gainesville FL. It was in the middle of the day and we were all on one big bed trying to take a nap when someone I did not know knocked at the door. I was the only one who got up and the person at the door had left but I caught her just in time. She told me that a protest was going on now at the campus against prayer.
My dream switched to Afghanistan and I found my wife, myself and many Afghans running down a hill being shot at. I was thinking about how to protect her. I knew they/we were all Christians that were running. Then I was immediately with an artillery unit in which I heard the commander say launch the blasting caps. Then I saw a bunch of explosions in the sky over the Christians and the enemy. It provided protection for those running as it distracted the adversary who was shooting at them. It covered them.
Many who know me often hear me pray about "hitting the mark." That desire comes from a revelation of sin and a recognition that we are in a spiritual army under the command of the Lord of Hosts who is engaged in a spiritual war.
Revelation of Sin
Romans 6:15 says" What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid." The Greek word translated sin means to err, trespass, offend and to miss the mark. The context of miss the mark is like an archer who shoots an arrow and misses the bulls-eye. They miss the mark.
So when I pray that "we hit the mark" it means that I am praying that we do things right and not err, offend, trespass or sin by missing the mark. What is the mark? What is the standard? What is the bulls-eye? That my friends is established by God's word. That is our standard. That is the mark or the bulls-eye we seek to hit.
Operation Rolling Thunder is a 24/7/365 prayer strategy that invites Christ's abiding presence in a city. The responsibility for prayer rolls over from one church to another day by day. Apparently, so do the testimonies.
Just a little over two weeks ago I reported how God's Abiding Presence in Yakima Lowers Crime 50% click here. Since then they've also added two more churches bringing the total to 36 churches praying and working together each month. Now Linda Isaella, the Yakima CONECTer, just sent another marvelous report stating that drug deaths dropped sharply compared to the last year while homicides and crime with guns continue to decline as well. Click here for Corner's report shows fewer drug deaths in 2011.
Jesus is glorified when we bear much fruit. It is powerful what the Church can do when we work g
In war a wise general chooses the land they fight upon. It is an important factor in developing a strategy. Sometimes the natural geography provides for a natural defense or provides them the high ground. If the land is not suitable then the general moves their troops or changes the landscape to make it suitable by digging trenches or building mounds of earth called bulwarks. There is a battle for truth today. In Washington State the traditional role of marriage is under attack. (Protect Marriage Washington)
If the battle is for truth then language is important. Antichrist forces have launched a campaign to capture the hearts and minds of people and this battle has been well underway for over 40+ years. They've sought to change the lay of the land to create a battle field upon which they desire to fight this spiritual war by changing the language to introduce subtle confusion.
Scott Lively said in an article hosted on www.DefendtheFamily.com that "He who defines the terms controls the debate -- and by extension, public opinion."