“O my God, incline thine ear and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name; for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies. O Lord hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.” Daniel 9:18-19 The Church of our Lord Jesus Christ desires to see the power and a move of the Spirit. We have seen a measure, a trickle here and there, but we desire to see more. PRAYER WARRIORS INTERCESSORS! SOLDIERS AT LARGE! EVERYONE WHO PRAYS! Let us bind together in the privacy of our homes and dismantle the enemy of the North, South, East and West Gates of Our Nation. Let us war and pull down these Evil Spirits and as they are dethroned, pray that the Righteous Judge (JESUS CHRIST) the LORD OF GLORY will once again sit on the Gates of our nation! Please set some time aside "Daily" and "Pray in the Unity of the Faith" with United Intercessors in this strategy to take the “Gates” for the Lord Jesus Christ! God has a Mighty Plan for "Us" and as we achieve this all of us will benefit from this "Victory" in every area. Psalm 133:1-3
Part #3 “Possessing Our Cities for the Lord Almighty"
Daniel prayed, “Oh my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by they name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but for thy great mercies.” Daniel 9:18. In this verse of Scripture from the Book of Daniel, it actually is talking about the city of Jerusalem, God’s Chosen City. Today, as we view America, we also see many cities; and our God has a "Special Plan" for each one. Yet, our cities are in desolate conditions. The word desolate means to” lie waste” As many of us look back over our past lives recalling when we first came to Jesus, and how our lives have changed for the better as we began to attend church and serve the Lord, many times we have possibly said, “Oh, those ‘wasted years’.” By that we mean we weren’t doing anything fruitful in our lives for Jesus Christ. That is the same thought we can have as we read Daniel’s prayer in the above scripture. He saw the city lying waste, and today, many of our cities in America lay waste.
COME OUT AND TAKE A LOOK
There is no real fruit of the “Fire of Jesus Christ” (Revival). Churches sincerely try, struggle, and seem to fall back in their efforts for revival. The reason being that Satan’s wicked powers rule, and reign over them. The Church, in general, has not known what to do, other than lock themselves up behind their four walls and build their own little places of refuge. Meantime, God’s good people, who are citizens of our communities, are surrounded with many problems, sin, and much wickedness. Chaos and confusion is beating at our church doors. We are being forced to come out and take a look at what is happening around us; yet, not only look, but begin to diligently intercede for our cities, so that demonic holds can be broken.
TIME OF THE PRAYER WARRIOR
The Church is being called to come out of her comfort zone by taking the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and face the forces of darkness with warfare from the Spirit of the living God! IT IS THE TIME OF THE WARRIOR! God’s call goes out to His people, “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1. It is time to call upon God for His help for the deliverance of our cities if we are to have revival. Daniel, in his prayer, continued to say, “Oh Lord, hear; Oh Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake Oh my God: For thy city and thy people are called by thy name. “ Daniel 9:19. As Daniel interceded in great humility before God, not demanding his so called, “Rights As A Child Of God,” but rather, identified with the sins of the people and their miserable wretchedness. Intercessors, today, are called to do the same. We are to confess the sins of our cities before the God of Heaven in the powerful name of Jesus, and ask for forgiveness.
PRAY FOR AND BLESS YOUR CITY
Years ago, the Lord would send us south to beautiful Louisiana and we would spend seven years there. Originally, we were from up north. Prior to this move, I had tried many times to leave my hometown, hating it because it was a small one. Looking from a lost person’s view, which I was at the time, my little city appeared to have no glamour, and I absolutely felt it was “dullsville.” Always, my secret desire was to be elsewhere in a big, glamorous city. Then, in later years, I got “saved” and I adjusted somewhat better to where God had placed me. I had inner peace to a measure, but, then I always detested the snow and cold weather, and again, my secret attitude of the heart was, “why didn’t God put us in a place that was warm with palm trees and flowers all year round?” I still carried a grumbling attitude because of the place where I lived. In Louisiana, we spent seven years in the kind of climate we had always so desired. During those seven years, among the many things that transpired, one was a longing in my soul to know where I belonged. To our surprise, in 1987, the Lord would send us back up north after our ministry training. It was settled in my heart that God had planted my husband and I and our children in this little town.
TREES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
Our first winter back, my husband, and I stood outside as the first snow fell and worshipped the Lord for the winter season. Oh, what a joy welled up inside our souls, knowing He had a specific purpose for Jose, I and our children – where we were planted! This was our city, we were to love it and pray for it. We began thanking the Lord for our city and blessed it daily. Many things that I had not been aware of before, NOW, spoke to me so wonderfully. The city was known as “The City of Trees,” and many of our streets are named after them. Some are called, Myrtle, Olive, Maple, and Woodbine. The Lord began to speak to me that He had a "Special Plan For Our City" from the beginning of its foundation, but Satan’s forces were ruling instead. He needed the city claimed back for His Glory. In January of 1988, I went to the library and did a study of the history of our city. The Lord would speak to me that our city was called to be a city of priests after Isaiah 61:3-4, “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. And they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.” Yes, our community was called to be a city of the “Trees Of Righteousness,” a royal priesthood, yet, as I looked around the city, it laid waste; No Real Revival, No Real Glory Of God, and No Fire For Jesus. The Lord said, “I need a Joshua to work through so I can take the city.” Later, I would realize, as I looked at painted signs around our city, one said, “The City of Blossoms.” Besides the wood trees, there were many blossoming flowers and trees planted throughout our city. The Lord said, “I want my "GLORY’ to blossom in this city.” He instructed me to go back to the public library and continue to study the history of our city. I would find out many reasons why our city lay in ruins: Evil spirits of prejudice, pride, and greed had crept into our city over the years, and spirits of the occult and cults reigned over us. It was time to pray!! Every other month, we would have an all-night, twenty-four (24) hour prayer meeting to pray for our City, State, and Nation. We did this for several years, inviting people from our community to come and pray. Then, we began to move into "Forty Days" of Prayer and Fasting.
GO OUT AND POSSESS THE CITY
Then, one day, the Lord called a small nucleus of us, who could regard confidence and move in discretion (Characteristics Of A Good Warrior), and instructed us to prepare to and possess the gates of our city. “That in blessing, I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.” Genesis 22:17. The Lord would direct me by the Spirit to go out and possess the Gates Of Our City. He further said, “Just as I gave Joshua in his time, the commission to go and take Jericho, I’m speaking to the Joshua's of today to do the same. If they obey and do as I say, they, too, will possess their cities.” Genesis 24:60, “And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou are our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.” Of course, my first question was, “Where And What Are The Gates Of Our City?” He would lead us step by step, revealing from His Word, how to recognize and identify the particular Gates Of Our City. He would instruct us to get a map of our city. As we began to seek the Lord with prayer, He would reveal to us that Our Cities have Four Main Gates; they are located at the Four Main Directions: North, East, South, and West. Each "Gate" of direction is usually Located At A Street entrance In Your City. These gates went around our city clockwise. Clockwise – the North Gate is 12 o’clock , the East Gate is 3 o’clock, the South Gate is 6 o’clock, and the West Gate is 9 o’clock. Now the same strategy goes clockwise for the Nation's Four Main Gates, as you will read later. Share with your friends about this "Exciting Study" Of The Gates. Please read the above study carefully, so as we move along on preparing together to "Take The Gates Of The Nation, we will have a greater understanding. If you would like to HELP in the United Effort of the Divine Connection Of Prayer in Taking The Gates Of Our Nation, please e-mail me and will put your e-mail address on our list and you will begin to receive our Exciting Weekly Prayer Assignments. You can pray right from the privacy of your own homes or your weekly prayer meeting. Don't miss out on this Wonderful Opportunity To Do Something For Your Country By Becoming Part of the "Divine Connection Of Prayer" with 10,000 Praying People. Thank you so much for reading this message. If you would like to make a copy or copies of this newsletter, you are welcome to do so. Make sure your copy is in it's entirety and the message should not be changed. Judgment messages are very serious and those declaring them carry a big responsibility. Hilda Arredondo's name and her website http://www.uipwc.com/ and e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org should accompany this message as you print it. If you have any questions or comments please e-mail us. At this point we have no representatives outside this ministry and all business for the ministry is handled by hilda arredondo, 253 Blossom Rd, Opelousas, La. 70570 (337-948-1501)