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Intercession for America: Part 3

Jun 12, 2006

The first phase of our spiritual warfare in 2001 ended on February 28, 2001. This is when the 6.8 Richter quake hit the Capitol Dome in Olympia, Washington, as I explained earlier. It was also the 10-year anniversary of the end of Gulf War I. If you have kept up with the earlier web logs, you will recall the 1986 vision of the two "bears" that signified two Gulf Wars coming. As it turned out, the end of the first one on Feb. 28, 1991 was followed ten years later by the spiritual beginning of the second one on Feb. 28, 2001.

It was begun by two spiritual "princes," called Revenge and Beelzebub. Beelzebub is the god of Ekron, the god of the Philistines (2 Kings 1:2). The name means "lord of the flies," but the Jews of the New Testament called him Beelzebul, "lord of the dung hill," because flies congregate around dung hills. It is the ruling spirit of Palestine (old land of Israel). Perhaps you can figure out where the dung hill is located. Observe the "flies."

As we later pieced these clues together with my 1986 revelation of the second "bear," whose calling it was to destroy Jerusalem, it took little imagination to see why the Prince of Revenge would be involved with Beelzebub (Palestine). We were led to overthrow them and take them captive, but the quake in Olympia told us that they had been able to set a certain level of destruction. This would then manifest in the world through various time cycles within the plan of God.

Things always happen in the spirit before they happen in the world. We do, however, see signs of these occurrences almost immediately, and these serve as warning signs to know what is to come later.

The Word of the Lord to us on Feb. 26, 2001 stated, "Beezebub is a Troubling Spirit, the counterpart to Joy." King Ahab accused Elijah of being a "trouble of Israel" (1 Kings 18:18). Elijah responded that the problem was the King who had forsaken God, bringing judgment upon the land. The same is true today.

The good purpose of taking these spirits captive, as I wrote on March 7, 2001 was "to prepare for world evangelism."

The Father then told us on Feb. 28, 2001, "You will engage in spiritual warfare on March 8 and will overthrow one prince. The battle will last from 1:47 p.m. Central Standard Time to March 9 at 1:47 p.m. CST."

He would not tell us which prince we were fighting until we took him captive. It was the Prince of Usury, the spirit of the moneychangers. We were to replace him with the Spirit of Helpfulness. On March 12, 2001 the Father told us, "He came to America April 13, 1912. The sinking of the Titanic was a sign of America coming into bondage to the Prince of Usury."

We then connected this Prince to the Federal Reserve Act of 1913-1914, which put America into bondage to the debt-money system. Interestingly enough, the very day that we took the Prince of Usury captive, the Dow Jones Industrials began to plunge. From March 9 to 22 the stock market lost over 1,600 points from 10,850 to down below 9,200. This is what they call a "free fall."

On March 22 we began phase three of this warfare to take the final four princes captive. For whatever reason, that was the moment the stock market stopped its "free fall," and began to go back up. In fact, we were instructed to go on the offensive and attack in spiritual warfare at precisely 1:47 p.m. CST (2:47 Eastern time), just an hour and 13 minutes before the end of trading at the Stock Exchange. The time to begin this battle had been revealed on Feb. 28, as I wrote earlier.

At that very moment the market stopped falling and skyrocketed up in the final hour of trading. The market had gone down 381 points for the day so far, and then suddenly in the last hour it rose 283 points, closing down only 97.5 points for the day.

But those are just further details, included because they may be of interest to some of you. There are many signs that we do not have space to mention.

This third phase of warfare was to be a three-day battle from March 22-24, 2001. We prayed for instructions a few days earlier on March 19 and 20. On the 20th God gave us one of the primary purposes for this battle, for it was to be patterned upon James 3:10, "From the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way."

The Father then said, "Pray blessing upon America." Thus, we began to pray blessing upon America at 1:47 p.m. on March 22, 2001. That evening, the Lord spoke again, as if for emphasis: "Continue to pray blessings upon America." And so I instructed the people to do this, explaining the meaning of "blessing" from Acts 3:35, 36. God "blesses" us by turning us from our iniquities.

Since these spiritual prayer battles began to manifest in the world nearly six months later on Sept. 11, 2001, it was significant that "God Bless America" then became the most popular prayer in the nation. They simply followed our example, because the overcomers had been given the full authority of David on Nov. 30, 2000. And we did not need to spend millions of dollars on TV ads to make it happen!

First, the Red Dragon was replaced with the Spirit of Maturity.

The Prince of Counterfeit was replaced by the Spirit of Temperance.

The Prince of Slavery was replaced by the Spirit of Responsibility.

The Prince of Influence was replaced by the Spirit of Faithfulness.

The Father also gave us another major purpose for these prayer campaigns, which we were to incorporate into the name of Phase Three (March 22-24, 2001). We were to call this battle, "He is Building Effective Apostleship" Prayer Campaign. Quite a mouthful, but it told us specifically what God is doing on the positive side. An apostle is "one who is sent." There have been apostles (some better than others) since the New Testament days. But truly Effective Apostleship has been rare. It is effective only insofar as the Holy Spirit is operative.

Throughout the Age of Pentecost, apostleship has been somewhat limited by the leaven of Pentecost (Lev. 23:17). But I believe God is laying foundations for a whole new EffectiveApostleship that is based upon a much greater operation of the Holy Spirit that is soon to come.

So overall, God sent us into spiritual warfare in 2001 in order to overthrow the seven Princes over America, replace them with seven Spirits of God, and to establish effective Apostleship to complete the Great Commission under the greater anointing of the Feast of Tabernacles.

We viewed all of this in the light of the book of Haggai, the prophet of Tabernacles, whose prophecies, we believe, are being fulfilled 2,520 years after they were given. This comes to the years 2001-2006. For many years I have waited for this time, knowing that in some way it would be "The Haggai ministry." Under his ministry, the temple was completed from 520-515 B.C. Thus, the warfare began in 2001, and on March 15, 2006 the greater temple was completed--the corporate body in which He now dwells. (I explained this in earlier web logs.)

We are now seeing the temple "vessels" completed and dedicated. Vessels have to do with various ministries, with "effective apostleship" at the top of the list.

This is the third part of a series titled "Intercession for America." To view all parts, click the link below.

Intercession for America

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