I am hearing this over and over today.. It is time for the church to awaken to the call of fasting and prayer in this country!
Awaken to God’s calling.. That feeling that you have of impending gloom is an awakening to fasting and prayer for America and all of the Countries that the enemy is trying to stop from bringing forth His Kingdom from coming and His will being done!!
Jehovah, said that “If My People which are called by My Name shall Humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways .. Then will He hear us and then He will forgive us and will heal our land!”
Do you hear the call?
Are you hearing the sound of the trumpet saying awaken unto righteousness?
Arise oh son’s and daughters! “Rule thou in the midst of thine enemies!”
Can you not hear the sound of the LORD saying, “Arise and sit down… Take your place with Me in the heavenlies!
Take your authority that has been delegated to you! This war will not be fought in the political arena, nor will it be won by your might!
But it will be by My People becoming the house of prayer that I have ordained it to be!
It will be by them knowing who they are in Me and knowing that they are coming from a place of victory!
You are they that have been given dominion in the earth! Arise into the heavenlies and see from My perspective!
It is time to speak what you see Me speaking and do what you see me doing! It is time to arise in the midst of the natural war and use your Spiritual weapons!
Your Praise, your declarations, command ye me says your God let the God in you decree My Will into the earth!
You are My Prophets! I can do nothing in the earth but that I tell My Servants the prophets.
I must have a sound coming from your lips My people! I must hear the decree of my obedient people!
Sing it, shout it, act it out, and dance it!! Only let the sound of My decrees come forth!
Let your voice be heard on high!! It is time for Zion to arise out of her slumber!!
Hear the sound? Now. Sound the Alarm!! Shout that the victory is already won! Speak of the Blood of My Son that has decreed… “It is finished!! “
“Therefore also now, says the LORD, turn and keep on coming to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning [until every hindrance is removed and the broken fellowship is restored].
Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the LORD, your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in loving-kindness; and He revokes His sentence of evil [when His conditions are met].
Who knows but what He will turn, revoke your sentence [of evil], and leave a blessing behind Him [giving you the means with which to serve Him], even a cereal or meal offering and a drink offering for the LORD, your God?
Blow the trumpet in Zion; set apart a fast [a day of restraint and humility]; call a solemn assembly.
Gather the people, sanctify the congregation; assemble the elderly people, gather the children and the nursing infants; let the bridegroom [who is legally exempt from attending] go forth from his chamber and the bride out of her closet. [None is exempt from the humiliation.]
Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar; and let them say, Have pity and spare Your people, O LORD, and give not Your heritage to reproach, that the [heathen] nations should rule over them or use a byword against them. Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?
Then was the LORD jealous for His land and had pity on His people.
Yes, the LORD answered and said to His people, Behold, I am sending you grain and juice [of the grape] and oil, and you shall be satisfied with them; and I will no more make you a reproach among the [heathen] nations.
But I will remove far off from you the northern [destroyer’s] army and will drive it into a land barren and desolate, with its front toward the eastern [Dead] Sea and with its rear toward the western [Mediterranean] Sea. And its stench shall come up [like that of a decaying mass of locusts, a symbol and forecast of the fate of the northern army in the final day of the LORD], and its foul odor shall come up, because He has done great things [the LORD will have destroyed the invaders]!
“Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the LORD has done great things! Be not afraid, you wild beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness have sprung up and are green; the tree bears its fruit, and the fig tree and the vine yield their [full] strength.
Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before.And the [threshing] floors shall be full of grain and the vats shall overflow with juice [of the grape] and oil.
And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten — the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you.
And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the LORD, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame. And you shall know, understand, and realize that I am in the midst of Israel and that I the LORD am your God and there is none else. My people shall never be put to shame.
And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Even upon the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I pour out My Spirit.And I will show signs and wonders in the heavens, and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke.
The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes.And whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the LORD has said, and among the remnant [of survivors] shall be those whom the LORD calls“ Joel 2:12-32.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.