Monday, October 24, 2011

Open the Gates

Declarations over and from Texas
Join us in saturating Washington DC with God's love and light!
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6 PM, October 24 through 6 PM, October 25


“Lift up your heads, O you gates!
And be lifted up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates!
Lift up, you everlasting doors!
And the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts,
He is the King of glory” (Psalm 24:7-10).

Rejoice in the Lord!  It is the day of new beginnings.  The gates are open. 
I decree as a keeper of keys that the gates are open to the King of Glory.

I decree the opening of the gates of minds and hearts to the kingdom of our God.
I decree the opening of our minds and hearts to the wisdom and revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be opened to the Spirit of the living God – the Holy One.
Be opened to salvation, life, hope, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Let the waves of the Lord’s love and mercy be released into each of us.

I decree the opening of our homes and businesses to the King of Glory.
I decree the opening of the gates of our cities to the King of Righteousness.
Join me in flinging wide the gates of Arlington, Texas or wherever you live.
We invite the Lord of hosts!
We invite the fullness of His kingdom and His will to be manifested in our midst.

I decree the opening of the gates of Texas.
I remind the Lord of the places where we stood before Him and welcomed Him.
I decree the shores of the Gulf Coast open.
I decree the mountains of West Texas open.
I decree the sprawling lands of the Valley and the high plains of the Panhandle open.
I decree the Piney Woods and the Rolling Plains open.
I decree the farmlands of central Texas and the Hill Country open.
I decree the rivers open to the King of Glory.
I decree the cities and towns to be open to the King.
I decree the government, the educational systems, the families, the media, the arts and entertainment arenas, the businesses and the churches of Texas open to
the Lord God Almighty – the everlasting One.
I take the keys of the kingdom and open Texas and our surrounding covenant States 
to the presence of King Jesus.
His kingdom come, His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
I decree the blowing of His wind across the land. 
I decree the river of God to rise.
I decree the floodgates of heaven to open.
I decree the structures opposed to the Kingdom of God to crumble and fall in the name of Jesus!

On this day I cry to the Lord of heaven and earth and 
decree open the gates of Washington DC and the United States.
Let the gates of righteousness and of God’s kingdom be opened in the Spirit.
Flood the land, O Lord, with Your presence.
The King of Glory shall come in!

Friday, October 21, 2011

40 Days Over DC - Texas

Join us next Monday evening (6 PM - October 24) through Tuesday (6 PM - October 25) as we focus the prayers from Texas on Washington DC. We desire that the Lord overwhelm and influence our capital with His presence.  Through prayer - let's saturate DC with prayer, worship and God's love, mercy and grace!

Check out video on DC40.

“There is a mantle on Texas to bring forth change in America. Jesus, we want more of Your Christ anointing of the prophetic. Jesus, the Prophet, come to Texas. Come with Your holy zeal. Come with Your fire, come with Your revelation – Jesus, the Prophet, the Prophet of God. The very testimony of You is the Spirit of prophecy. Jesus, come and mantle Texas tonight with another level, another degree of the prophetic anointing to be forerunners for America. Impregnate this state with a transformation anointing. Impregnate this state with the ability to prophesy and decree change to the rest of the nation. Impregnate this state with revelation so that their words don’t fall to the ground. Impregnate them with a power that no matter what the hoards of hell say, that something changes in the Spirit. The decrees of man, the unrighteous spirit, the decrees of ungodly judges begin to pale and fall before You. Let the idols of man fall and be broken next to the Ark of Your Presence, Lord. Lord, I say according to Your word, a nation could be born from this state. I say there is a governmental anointing on the State of Texas – on the church of Texas – to rise up in her position in heavenly places and begin to legislate and begin to affect, to release the government of God that changes the government of man.” (Dutch Sheets – Dec 2004)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What Happens Here...

I will climb up to my watchtower
 and stand at my guardpost.
There I will wait to see what the Lord says
and how he will answer my complaint.
Then the Lord said to me,
“Write my answer plainly on tablets,
so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed."
Habakkuk 2:1-3

Prince of Peace is a Spirit-filled and kingdom-minded fellowship that desires to worship and glorify God as we proclaim Jesus Christ to the world. As a church, we are...
  • To grow into an intimate relationship with God through worship, prayer and study,
  • To grow in a bonding relationship with each other through fellowship and ministry, and 
  • To grow into a loving, witnessing and serving relationship with those who make up our circles of influence at work, play and home
This past Sunday I was preaching on the vision, mission and mandates that the Lord has given to Prince of Peace Church in Arlington. I shared the above vision and mission that the Lord gave us as a congregation over twenty years ago.  I also shared the seven mandates the Lord gave us in 1999.  I won't share those here except number 7.  There has been a lot of questions about the apostolic movement.  I am not going to use today as a platform to give a detailed description or understanding of the apostolic but this is what the Lord revealed to us and commanded us to be about 13 years ago:

We have a mandate from the Lord to be an Apostolic Ministry, a sending-forth ministry, a ministry that multiplies, that does not have as its focus solely on 1701 Martin Luther (the address of the church building).  We should strive in the Lord to ensure…
  • That our ministry would be reproductive in its nature.
  • That the church would be sending-out in its nature (that's the literal meaning of the word 'apostle'). We will equip and send out people to do the work of the ministry. We will be in the business of sending people out to minister to the streets of the City and to the streets of the nations in order to birth ministries and bring forth God's kingdom wherever the Lord plants us.
  • That we would develop as a Strategic Training Center in molding and releasing persons grounded in worship, prayer and healing! We will witness the development of our members, under an apostolic covering, as leaders within our community, in our nation and in the world.
  • That being apostolic, we would see it as a part of this mandate to link together (network) with apostolic ministries from our area and from around the world.  As a networked Body of Christ, we can do more together than we could if we were by ourselves.
  • That we are to be an Apostolic Church. We are to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God.  We are to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord.  We are to be a church after His own calling.
As I summarized the message, I thought of the TV commercials for Las Vegas and other locations that boast: "What happens here - stays here!"

Well, let me said clearly, as an apostolic ministry, that...


Lord, Your kingdom come and Your will be done!