Thursday, August 30, 2012

Secure Texas - A Bridal Canopy Over Texas

The last time I shared about Secure Texas was over 200 days ago after we had completed 37 counties.  We are now just 16 days from completion. Do you remember Secure Texas?

On February 5, 2008 the Lord woke me at 1:47 AM and said: "I am marking off each county for revival.  I AM the God of the flood, of the wind and of fire."  Later that morning at Glory of Zion prayers Chuck Pierce added, "each hill (county) needed to discover the enemy that the Lord wanted to remove from that that region so as to release revival fire."  When my wife Kay and I were ordained on June 7 at the Pentecost Conference (Glory of Zion in Denton), Chuck Pierce placed at our feet the 254 stakes that will be used to Stake the Counties in 2008.  We are decreeing that God will fan revival throughout our entire state and into the surrounding states. On November 11, 2011 the Lord began to speak of “securing the counties.”  As we staked them in 2008, we are now to strategically deal with each county.   We are to call forth each county’s covenantal purpose, and in doing so, raise up a bridal canopy over Texas!

Our opening prayer over each county has been: "Lord God Almighty, we come before Your throne on behalf of Texas and the Nation.  Your court is seated.  We approach You through the name of Jesus the Christ and His precious blood.  We present before You the 254 counties of our state, in order that You, Lord, from Your court, will secure them with Your scepter – the scepter of the kingdom. Secure them, O Lord, in covenant with You.  Secure them in righteousness.  Release their designed destiny for Your Kingdom so that we may indeed be the voice you have called Texas to be.  We make the following declarations in Your name.  Let Your word go forth into _____________ County and Texas."

Texas Drought - August 2011
Texas Drought - August 2012
One of the declarations we have made is: "In the midst of drought, we plant the seeds of the kingdom.  We declare that the cisterns, springs and rivers will open up and flow freely.  There will be water on our roads."  Last year, Texas was trapped in a devastating drought.  But one year later, as we have dedicated our land to the Lord (county by county), the drought has been disappearing and there has been "water on our roads."  The drought is not completely gone but it is going!  In the midst of drought we will trust the Lord - we will worship at His throne - we will secure our land (Texas) in His promises! We are one state under God.

Join us in offering each county before Him in worship and humility.  Let's secure Texas in Him. Let a bridal canopy be raised over this state as we present ourselves (the bride) before our groom (Jesus).

Monday, August 27, 2012

Pray for the Gulf Coast

First of all - yes, I'm back!  I felt it was important that I cease from blogging for a season, but I am now back.  My first priority is a call to pray!

As we know, soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac is heading towards New Orleans and the central Gulf Coast.  It will most likely arrive in New Orleans seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina crashed into Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. My spiritual ears are open to the Lord and though I am tempted to speak on the ramifications of the name "Isaac" and the number "seven" and a hurricane revisiting New Orleans - the Lord has made it specifically clear to me that we are to seek His face and pray!

Pray for His mercy!
Pray for His protection!
Pray for those caught in the path of the storm to seek the Lord for His shelter and life!
Pray for a rapid response of assistance to those harmed!
Declare that even though we travel through a valley, the Lord will be with us and

OK, I can't resist!  One thing the Lord spoke to me on Sunday as Isaac was forming into a larger storm was this: "Remember what I (the Lord) did when Abram and Sarai were beyond hope for the promise of children.  I brought forth a child named "laughter."  When everything looks hopeless, God births the promise.  And as He does - the heavens are filled with laughter - the laughter of derision (Psalm 2) at those who would oppose Him and a laughter of joy for those who seek His face!