Scripture: Matthew 10:16-20
Matthew 10:16-20 says, “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. M Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.” Are we walking in the kind of dominion necessary to withstand this level of persecution? May the sons and daughters of the King rise up as trumpets and call their slumbering ‘family’ members to maturity and action! I believe the most important promise in Scripture for us in this hour is Revelation 3:10. This verse says, “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” This Word promise forces us to ask a question, of the several types of churches which one are we attending? If we attend an Ephesustype assembly, we could lose our lampstand. If we are at a Pergamos-type, the Lord fights against us. If we’re attending a Thyatira-type could we lose
our kids? If Sardis, we could see our name blotted out of the Lamb’s Book of Life! Going to church might be dangerous in the last days! Let us pursue the kingdom of God!
•Pray that every foe of the church will be broken without hand, the captives of the mighty shall be taken away and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered and the Lord will stand out as the Redeemer who is the mighty one of Jacob. (Dan 8:23,25 ; Is 49:2425)
• Instruct the heavens to proclaim over the earth that Jesus is the Redeemer of mankind and He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords who comes to rule over all (Ps 19:1-3).
• Pray that during this season of both seedtime and harvest, the Noahnic covenant of planting and harvesting will continue in your community and nation. (Gen 9:9-18)
•Pray that contrary to the reports of the nations you shall believe in the report of the Lord concerning fruitfulness and abundance in this year of the latter Sabbath. You will not lack any good thing. God will make covenant with the heaven and earth so that you will have a bumper harvest from your own backyard to your village, your province, your nation and in the continent of Africa (Hosea 2:21-22, Lev 25:20-22).