Thursday, August 18, 2011

Prayer Connect

Wake Up Call!

"But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober." I Thessalonians 5:4-6

Monday, August 8, 2011 appeared to be an ordinary morning upon awakening, after my alarm clock sounded, then entering into prayer as usual. Afterwards, I got ready for the day and proceeded to do a little morning housework, when suddenly the Spirit of God unexpectedly swept into my midst in a holy visitation, then a spirit of deep travail and intercession gripped me. As I yielded to the burden of the Lord and this divine call to prayer for a period of time, the Lord emphatically spoke to my heart, "My People are asleep. The Church is asleep. Do They not know how late the hour is? My coming is near." God has issued His Own Wake Up Call!

Naturally, a "wake up call" may be defined as a telephone call that one requests to occur at a specific time in order to be woken up. Hotel guests often have the privilege of requesting a "wake up call," to ensure awakening at a designated time. This is one manner in which the phrase is used. Another usage of the terminology "wake up call" means a warning to take action concerning something that was neglected, or a sign that alerts one to negative behavior or circumstances. Such a sign or defining point alerts us and gets our attention. This often is a pivotal point in life that causes one to awake and refocus to reality and what is relevant. In this case, thus this article, the Wake Up Call is one alerting us to prepare for the veracity of eternity.

Let us not be at the precipice of the coming of the Lord, recorded as a people not fully awake. Wake up and truly realize that the time is short and we must watch and pray, for we cannot hit the spiritual snooze button lest a spirit of sleep or slumber overtake us. The Apostle Paul in Romans 13:11 states "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep..." We are living in the end times and Bible prophecy is quickly being fulfilled and it is time to awake! In this scripture Paul is talking to Christians and he references the word "sleep." He uses the Greek word from which the English word derived is "hypnosis" one that means "to be drowsy." Paul is identifying believers who were in an apathetic or lethargic spiritual "daze."

I Peter 4:7 relays "But the end of all things is at hand..." so, it is exhorted " you therefore sober, and watch unto prayer." Note, this means to have a high degree of alertness. In Matthew 26:40-41, Jesus returned and found the disciples sleeping, He then asked Peter, "What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." If even ever more,NOW is the TIME to watch and pray!

The Herald of Free Enterprise, a vehicle ferry, was traveling between Dover, England and Zeebrugge, Belgium on March 6, 1987. The entire front of the ship opened so cars/trucks could be loaded onto the lower decks. One winter night, with the vehicles loaded and 563 passengers on board, Captain Lewry began to set sail. It was 7:00 p.m. and dark, and all was well in the sheltered harbor. However, one mile out, when they hit high seas, the ship capsized in 90 seconds and sank within five minutes, and 193 people drowned. The ship had set to sea with its front loading doors wide open. There was no indicator light displayed on the bridge. The Captain assumed that the Seaman responsible for closing the doors had already done so. Instead, he was asleep in his cabin. Because this Seaman was asleep on the job, 193 people died.

Let's shake ourselves and not succumb to sleep and get lost in our temporal dreams that may eventually turn into nightmares if we are not ready at the coming of the Lord. This Clarion Call has sounded that the Lord is coming soon, and we must not be asleep. Let us pray that We (Church) all wake up in this Hour. WAKE UP...there is a Call from the Throne! Will you answer?

Flo Shaw
International Coordinator
World Network of Prayer

ECHOgram for Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Prayer for Specific Things as Led in the Spirit

In light of what is shifting in the Spiritual atmosphere among us as we race toward the end of time, I hear the Spirit saying very specific things. Here is a summation of where I have been led in the Spirit in regard to directed prayer. Please pray that you and others in the Body of Christ more effectively incorporate the following:

1.) Shift your prayer to create environments that are conducive to divine movements.

Allow your prayer to get outside of what your present needs are, and thus you will begin to enter a worship dimension that causes Angels to inquire. Most people spend so much time requesting instead of creating environments that automatically shift things in the Spirit. My experience in 22 years of being on the road and praying in over 51 Nations is that when right environments are created, the Angelic help from the Lord delivers.

2.) Whatever is in your atmosphere will multiply.

The Lord spoke to me very specifically about this year and what we presented before Him. If it's fear, it will multiply. If it's depression, it will multiply. If it's doubt, it will multiply. IF IT'S FAITH, IT WILL MULTIPLY! So change what's there so God can honor your faith! Faith works in BOTH directions.

3.) Move your attention from your need to Kingdom needs.

Moving our attention to SERVE the Kingdom instead of the Kingdom serving us. This is very unpopular, but if we are going to grow into what God wants to do, "the Kingdom of GOD suffereth, and the violent take it." Take what? Kingdom things, NOT PERSONAL THINGS. When we focus on the Kingdom first ...then all these things shall be...

4.) Release your concepts of what you think God will do versus what He actually will do.

We often hear people using phrases like, declare, speak, vocalize...and all these items refer to what we believe God will do. However, the Bible says that "GOD CALLETH THOSE THINGS." That's when the Lord began to deal with me about our limited mind frame that only sees within our imaginative spectrum vs. His eternal view. If God speaks it, He speaks in eternal realms. Let's therefore give it to God and let Him handle what is DECLARED and what we will end up with will be greater than what we had in mind!

Eli Hernandez
International Evangelist
Revival in Progress, Inc.
Palm Desert, CA


Jonathan and Maria Strictland - Greece
Phillip and Sandra Rhoads - Suriname
John and Anne Nowacki - France
Kirby and Mary Parker - Malta/North Africa
Phil and Twyla Tolstad - Uganda
Henry and Sharon Ritchie - Winward Islands/French Guiana
Williams and Elizabeth Turner - Russia/Ukraine/Kazakhstan

Kathleen Lucas - Brooklyn, New York
Keith Rodriquez - Battle Creek, Michigan
Kenneth Prince - Bullard, Texas
Kenneth Stewart - Tampa, Florida
Kenneth Williams - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Kent Wilbourn - Monett, Missouri
Kerry Owen - Greenwood, Mississippi

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Trecina Anderson - Spain
Claes and Helene Ankarcrona - Sweden
Dale Arnold - Asia
Brian and Linda Aubrey - New Zealand
Lisa Barnhart - Spain
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World Needs
Global Food Supply.... an Escalating Crisis

As poignant images of suffering in East Africa fill media outlets, millions more people worldwide are going hungry as the price of basic foods soar. Earlier this year, global food prices hit their highest ceiling since they were first measured in 1990.

The causes are varied. Natural disasters, such as droughts, are hitting harvests. Climate change is affecting crop yields. Demand for more varied diets in countries like China, and a growing market for biofuels, are straining limited resources like land and water. Oil price hikes have pushed up food and market transportation costs.

The effects are stark. Globally, the price of maize is 105 per cent higher than last year and wheat prices are 80 per cent higher than July 2010. The following countries are worst hit with on-going local food insecurity: Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Niger, Chad, Afghanistan and Bolivia.

Food prices in Uganda, Burundi, Bangladesh and Honduras are unstable and the situation could quickly deteriorate, while Sudan, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Mali, Burkina Faso and India are potential problem areas.

Meanwhile, news reports suggest Somalia's plight is worsening as militant groups block aid from getting into stricken areas and stop people leaving to seek out aid.
  • Please pray for all those who go to bed each night with empty stomachs and for the political will (local, national and global) to change this situation.
  • Pray for agencies working in East Africa: for God to give wisdom and strength to get aid where it is most needed.
  • Ask for good harvests all over the world to bring down food prices and to prevent millions more people being pushed into poverty.
  • Pray for donor governments to invest in small-scale agriculture over the long term to build resilience to recurring droughts and high food prices.
  • Pray the church will be able to minister to those in need......both physically and spiritually.
  • Pray for Compassion Services International (a UPCI sponsored organization) as they try to provide aid where needed.
Focus on Kids Prayer

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Registration: $60/person or $100/couple

Registration fees includes training material and lunch/dinner for Friday, November 11th, but does not cover transportation to/from St. Louis.

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