THURSDAY, MAY 13

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).

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

Scripture: Matthew 10:14-15, Revelation 2:8-17, 3:7-13
In all my years growing up in the church, I never heard these two critical verses that identify our call as Christians. Matthew I 10:14-15 say, “And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet. Assuredly I say, to you it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!” The fruit of being a plumbline is making people choose life or death and then declaring it over them! What a statement that is! What if God demands the church transition into a walking plumbline forcing people to choose. What can we say about that? As we walk in righteousness and obedience in our calling, God chooses to use us to force a choice. That choice will bring either life or death. That all happens as Son of man, which is the way Jesus walked His eternal path. Will we follow our Elder Brother all the way to death speaking what culture rejects? What an amazing season this is, to see this start to develop! It is obvious for the first time in many, many years that a great number of vocal, influential people hate Christians. The question to the church is, are we really ready for this level of persecution? Two of the seven churches stand out in purity and righteous, therefore qualifying as a type of the two witnesses in Revelation 11. The one thing both churches have in common is persecution, because of the Word they preach. Does our church preach enough Word to attract persecution? If not, we better find one that qualifies, or we could miss the promise to the Philadelphia church, “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!” Revelation 3:10.

• Pray that you shall not labour in vain in this season but you shall labour to enter into God’s rest. Pray that you shall work in Sabbath rest from this time forth. (Heb 4:11)

• Disconnect yourself from any prosperity that comes from the demon gods. Proclaim that it is God who will make you to profit from your labours, not Mercury/Hermes (Is 48:17, Deut 8:18).

• Pray that this month you will drink your portion from the river of life. Pray that the river will flow over every part of your life, work of your hands.

• Pray that the River of life will flow and bring life to every sector of society in your nation; from family to the church, government economy, education system, media, arts, sports and culture.

• Pray for Jubilee resurrection of those things which seemed to have died. (Rev 22:1, Eze 47:1-10, Ps 46:4-7)

TUESDAY, MAY 11

Today@ 7:01p.m is the new moon

•During this new moon, command the heavens to praise Jehovah.

•Proclaim Psalm 81. In the OT the new moon was a time to gather properly and solemnly to offer worship and adoration at the gates of a new month. Use this day to praise Jehovah and sing to Him, proclaim Psalms of praise to Him and let Him know how thankful you are to enter a new month.

• At the new moon, make prophetic proclamations, declarations and decrees concerning what you see happening to yourself, your family, your occupation, your ministry, the Ecclesia and your territory by the next new moon. These are prophetic seeds which will grow with the waxing moon, reach their fullness with the full moon and begin to manifest as the moon wanes into the end of an era.
Scripture: Matthew 10:12-13
Matthew 10:12-13 says, “And when you go into a household, greet it. If the household is worthy, let your M peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.” The early church had peace with God. They knew Who they represented and what they had to offer! This goes back to the Abrahamic covenant as the foundation. The Lord said to Abraham, ‘Get out of your country from your kindred and from your father’s house to a land I will show you…I will bless those who bless you and I will curse him who curses you…’ A plumbline is where God treats people exactly as they treat us! When we say yes to Him, we become His plumbline of righteousness. A plumbline is a yardstick. God declares He will measure to the world what they measure to His people. We become God’s yardstick. God treats people exactly as they treat us! When people receive us, they receive Him. And when they reject us, they reject Him and therefore God treats them accordingly. We become a literal walking plumbline. We carry the peace of God and dispense it to those who honor God! Most of us don’t consider the magnitude of tribulation, adversity and death that we carry and how much like Abraham we really are. Death and life can reside in our tongue, just like Jesus! Dominion demands a demonstration, but its origin has to be in the Holy Spirit! Walking in the Spirit in the last days will be a demonstration of God’s dominion!

MONDAY, MAY 10

Scripture: Luke 4:9-13
The Lord brought me to this passage and said, ‘I’m going to T re-translate this passage for you. ‘Satan took Jesus to church and preached Him a message complete with scriptures.’ Satan had been a worship leader, He knows the Bible sometimes better than we do! The misuse of Scripture was designed to lure Christ into presumption and out of God’s will. Jesus’ answer should strengthen us. ‘You should not tempt the Lord your God.” As a son and daughter of the King, that answer should be our testimony! Jesus’ existence as the Son of Man was being challenged over the reality of His also being the Son of God. Jesus steadfastly refused each challenge. He knew He could not yield to temptation without penalty. Neither can we! The enemy tried to trap Jesus with His greatest temptation right at church. What do we say to that? Is it possible that in the last days, some of our greatest temptations will come through church? What is taught? What if the (popular trend of the) grace message is a temptation to indulge the flesh? Test all things! Do not believe every spirit! 1
Thessalonians 5:21 says, “Test all things; hold fast to what is good.”

• The church in Houston (USA) is being creative and determined about reaching local Muslims. One missionary group delivered 2,671 contextualized Gospels of Luke to Pakistani Muslims. This led to 14 Muslims choosing to follow Jesus.

• A distinguished Muslim scholar walked into a Houston church to learn English. A church member befriended him, and they began to meet weekly. Today, that Muslim scholar is a seminary student.

•A young Pakistani man encountered Jesus in his dreams. He walked into a Houston church requesting baptism. As Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful…!” (Matthew 9:37) and in Houston, it is ripe.

•Pray for Muslims in Houston, to be blessed and encouraged in friendship with Christians. (Luke 10:25-37).

•Pray for Christian groups living and working in Houston to pursue authentic relationships with their Muslim neighbours and find ways to bless them. (Proverbs 11:11).

•Pray for many Muslims in Houston to experience the love of Christ through His followers and come to faith in Him. (1 Timothy 2:1-6)

SUNDAY, MAY 09

Scripture: Luke 4:5-8
In the second temptation of Luke 4 we are told, “Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the I kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, ‘All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.’ And Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.”’” In this second temptation of Christ, Satan demanded worship, by saying, bow and kiss my hand. Worship was the price to free the world from his grip! God had a different plan. How much pain is freedom worth? Jesus faced that question for all humanity and answered with action. When Satan offers us a short cut or a seemingly easy way out, will we take it? Government can’t give us freedom. Politicians may promise it, but our worship and allegiance should belong to God Alone Who has chosen us as His Own and adopted us into His Family. Jesus kept His destiny and His Sonship ever before His eyes. He had already set His face like flint. Isaiah 50:7 says, “For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.” The word ashamed here means disgraced – confounded, reproached, confused, or taunted. Are we ready to set our face like flint to follow the Holy Spirit?

•Mother’s Day celebrated by most of the world on 2nd Sunday of May is
today May 9, 2021.

•Pray for women using Genesis 24:60. Pray that not only will women arise, but there will be a rising of mothers in the area of business, leadership and education in an unprecedented manner.

•Pray that there will be a raising up of more mothers within the church to nurture the world’s youngest populations in Africa and other nations of the world

•Pray that the Lord will find mothers in every gate of society to disciple and mentor those who are to arise in these gates and fulfill the Lord’s purposes.

•Pray for the emerging women leaders in key national positions. Pray that the healing and succor that mothers bring will be made manifest in nations as mothers arise as Deborah to bring deliverance and healing to the nations.

•Pray that there shall arise a crop of mothers in nations who will bring succor, healing where needed and influence the return to moral standards of family life.

SATURDAY, MAY 08

Scripture: Matthew 4:1-4
In Matthew 4:1-4 we are told, “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be I tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, ‘If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.’ But He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”’” Jesus’ temptation was, ‘If you are the Son then do this!’ Our temptation would probably be worded, ‘If you think you are a son of God, why has all this adversity befallen you?’ The mistaken assumption is that as a son we are insulated from trouble and have the advantage of bypassing it. Is that really what the Scripture teaches or is it the opposite? The twelve all died the death of martyrs except for John who God supernaturally protected even as his enemies attempted to boil him in oil. Just as the three friends of Daniel were shielded from harm in the fiery furnace, the Apostle John simply would not boil. We all know the Apostle Paul’s adversity was
excessive. As sons and daughters of the King, our troubles testify to how well we are really doing at obeying God. When the accuser lies to us bringing God’s care of us into question, we must remind ourselves that adversity is actually proof of successful Sonship!

•Pray for the refugees in Athens who have suffered and lost much, for them to rebuild their lives and find peace. (Ephesians 2:17-21)

• Pray for pastors, church planters and organizations who are working among refugees, for their ministry to be effective and for them to have the resources to serve. (Mark 16:15-18).

•Pray for dreams and visions that will lead Muslims into conversations with followers of Christ.

•Pray that Muslims will reach out and find God, who is not far away.” (Psalm 139).

FRIDAY, MAY 07

Scripture: Matthew 8:23-27
Verses 23-27 say, “Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the V sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ But He said to them, ‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, ‘Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?’” These verses describe Jesus stilling the storm as a routine, spontaneous ordinary life event. God’s power is for the humble! He was under assignment. He carried God’s anointing which meant opposition that would derail the assignment had to be resisted with the full authority of the Family Throne backing Him up and available because He was also the Son of God. The question, “Who can this be that even the winds and sea obey Him?” is still a question that God expects us to answer probably in the same way! Do we expect the fullness of the Family Throne to back us up? We should, because our purpose is to demonstrate that God rules over demons in the affairs of men! Faith comes by hearing God’s Word and once we have heard it we are obligated to act on it! Through relationship with the Father, Jesus walked out His calling by obedience and sacrifice. He was at each and every given moment dependent on the Father’s leading and direction. Will we choose the path of Sonship through serving others? Will we choose the path of obedience and fulfill our purpose by demonstrating that principalities and powers have to bow to the authority of God’s Word even in the wind and waves? God’s dominion demands demonstration!
•Birmingham is the manufacturing heart of England.
After World War II, a severe labour shortage in the
city’s factories prompted the government to invite
unskilled workers from South Asia.

•In 1966, around 50,000 displaced rural farmers
immigrated from Mirpur, Pakistan. The city’s Muslim
community has since expanded to make up around
25% of its population. They are a mixture of second
and third generation South Asians, as well as many
migrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East
and Asia.
•Pray that social barriers between communities in
Birmingham will fall. Some areas have become
ethnic and religious enclaves. (Matthew 5:14-15)
Birmingham is a large city, with issues common to
large cities. Pray that drug trafficking, knife crime and
gang violence will end.
•Pray for the Muslims in N’Djaména, Chad: that they
will find abundant life in Jesus. (John 10:9 -11).
•The late Chadian president Idriss Déby died after
sustaining injuries on the front lines against rebels,
the army said.
•The late Chadian President’s funeral ceremony is
slated for April 23, at the Place de la Nation in the
capital.
•Pray for the children attending Christian schools in
Chad: that through the witness of their teachers and
the Bible stories they will come to follow Jesus.
(Matthew 19:13-14)
•Pray for Muslim background believers: that they will
be faithful in following Jesus and experience His
protection. (Hebrews 10:23)

THURSDAY, MAY 06

Scripture: Matthew 8:18-22
Jesus was born both as the Son of God and the Son of Man in order to be the perfect High Priest which He accepted with the J great limitations of flesh and blood. He understood temptations. He showed us how to live as both Son of God and Son of Man walking His life in human form. As Son of Man, He took on a completely unique role and had the ultimate choice of surrendering to the will of God and He became the Pattern Son. In Matthew 8:18-22 we are told, “And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side. Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, ‘Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.’ Then another of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, let me first go and bury my father.’ But Jesus said to him, ‘Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.’” What do we see Jesus enduring as the Son of Man? We see Him suffering lack. We see Him suffering every kind of depravation. He was not born into a wealthy family. He was born to a carpenter. Herod tried to kill him at birth. His parents had to flee to another country during His infancy. His family no doubt was familiar with hardship and perhaps the wagging of tongues concerning His ‘questionable’ birth’. We know that Jesus learned obedience through the things which He suffered. All of that happened to Him as the Son of Man. We need to remember something. God chose this lowly estate to be born into and through it to serve mankind. He made His choice. He
created the heavens and the earth. He chose servanthood, the humility of a servant and a blue-collar family to be born into. Jesus demonstrated the attitude of God. Choosing to be a servant, Jesus had some unique experiences as the Son of Man. He walked in a very unusual place. Have we ever felt distressed over our experiences and station? Have we ever, through crushing circumstances, felt marked and abandoned due to warfare and resistance? Jesus experienced it all as the Son of Man. The King of Kings, our Elder Brother has paved the way through to victory and calls on us to follow His path.

•Ask the Lord to go before you as a consuming fire to destroy and bring down every obstacle and barrier before you and advance you according to his plans and purpose in this season. Deuteronomy 9:1-3.

•Ask the Lord to give you the meat of your due season. Psalm 104:27-28, Psalm 145:15-16.
•Ask the Lord to send his Angel with a great earthquake to roll away every stone placed on your door to prevent goodness from coming to you. Matthew 28:2
•Stand on Psalm 91:10-13 and decree that no evil shall befall you and that no plague shall come near you, your family and loved ones. Receive angelic protection and abort the hidden plot and plans of the enemy against you.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 05

Scripture: Luke 1:46-52
In Luke 1:46-52, we read the account of Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth and immediately she began to prophesy. This I passage says, “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation. He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.” Mary declared the dominion of God in her pregnancy in Luke 1:51 where she said, He has shown kratos – strength with His Arm. God dwelt among us. The virgin birth is the premier manifestation of God’s dominion in world history. It was absolutely essential in order to redeem mankind and to set us free from the power of the devil. Mary’s heart of humility that made her quite the right choice for nurturing the Living Word in her womb. She had as a youth already passed the character test for the fourth level of power for the greatest assignment of all time. The Christian Standard Bible speaking of Mary puts it this way, “He has looked upon the humble state of His servant.” Jesus became the mighty Plumbline between light and darkness. What God did for Mary was perhaps the ultimate display of dominion. She demonstrated the humility that allowed dominion to create a sinless son in her womb. What was to happen within her had never before been done and would never be
repeated. The only way the sinless blood could be achieved was by the virgin birth because the blood comes from the Father. Jesus was born to be a perfect sacrifice, the ultimate manifestation of God’s dominion!
The number five is the number of grace and power.

•Grace is good will, loving-kindness, favor of God the Father to all His children. “Thou shall arise and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time is come” (Ps 102:13).

•This is a time for God to favor his children. So much so that some people who have had unending seasons of bad fortune, will begin to experience grace and favor this year.

•Thank God for bringing this reality into your life this season.

• The church and Africa are both “Naphtali” – wrestling with many things especially greed and poverty. Pray for the church and all the nations of Africa – like “Naphtali” God will satisfy them with favor as He turns the face of the continent to a shine. (Deut. 33:23)

TUESDAY, MAY 04

Scripture: 1 Peter 5:6-11
e are told to humble ourselves under the mighty Hand of God that W He may exalt us. The Greek word for mighty is krataios showing us dominion can only flow through the humble. The character test for dominion is humility. As we walk in humility, as we choose the humility of obeying God’s Word, then the Lord can trust us with His dominion. Humility is absolutely essential in order to walk in dominion. God promises to exalt those who humble themselves under His mighty Hand. We are to be sober and alert! Our enemy the devil like a roaring lion is on the prowl, looking for someone to devour. The proud, haughty, and arrogant can be devoured. The humble cannot. As we humble ourselves to do God’s will, He rewards us with dominion! As we walk in humility, as we choose the obedience and humility of obeying God’s Word, then the Lord can trust us with His dominion. Humility is absolutely essential for the high calling of the last days.

• P r a y f o r C h r i s t i a n organizations and churches in
New York City, to be light and s a l t t o t h e M u s l i m community. (Matthew 5:1316)

•Muslims in the city are burdened by urban living e x p e n s e s a n d t h e responsibility to send money home to families abroad. Pray God gives them peace and wisdom, and that He spreads His light through their influence. (Luke 12: 31-34)

•Muslims in NYC often work over 60 hours a week. Pray for creative means of sharing the gospel and discipling, like social media efforts, to bear fruit. (John 15:4-5)