May 27, 2020
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Two thousand years ago, God’s people were oppressed by the enemy. The followers of Jesus were sheltered in place in the upstairs room where they prayed. As a result, on the day of Pentecost, God kept His promise and poured out His Holy Spirit–and the world was forever changed!
I’m sure you are aware that today we, too, are being oppressed by the enemy. Our nation is in a mess. Our health, our government, our political system, our freedom, our very republic seems to be under enemy assault. And the real enemy is not the Democrats or the Republicans, it’s not Russia or China, it’s not the virus or the economic meltdown—our real enemy is the devil—satan—that old serpent who seeks to divide and destroy. Our real problem is sin, rebellion against God and defiance of Him. The real solution is turning away from our sin. Turning to Jesus. And asking Him to hear us, forgive us, and heal us.
So I’m asking women to join me as we turn to Jesus and pray…together. While anyone can answer this prayer call–and you are welcome to invite your husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers to join in– this call is specifically targeting women. Why?
We—women– have been created in God’s image, with a capacity to know Him in a personal relationship. He has made us the heartbeat of the family, the home, the city, and the nation. We determine the atmosphere and culture of future generations.
Do you remember when Jesus told His followers that He was going to the cross, His twelve disciples didn’t get it. But when Mary anointed His feet with her perfume and was criticized by Judas, Jesus said to leave her alone because she had done it for His burial. Mary understood, when no one else did, that He was going to die. At the cross, it was the women who stayed from the very beginning until the end, when Joseph and Nicodemus removed the body of Jesus. It was the women who followed and saw Jesus buried. It was the women who returned first thing Sunday morning to find the tomb empty. And Jesus’ first appearance after His resurrection was to a woman. In fact, His first commission to go and proclaim the Gospel was to a woman.
Listen to me. It’s obvious. Women can be disciples and followers of Jesus, too. He loves you and me! He wants to use us for His glory. Which brings me to this prayer call. In the Old Testament, Judges 4, when the Israelites were oppressed by their enemies, God used women to bring about victory.
There is no doubt that we are under an enemy assault. In fact, it’s more like an enemy blitz. I believe God will give us victory but I wonder if He will do so through women! Let’s find out!
Join me, appropriately, on Pentecost Sunday—May 31st
For the same one hour —
5:00PM to 6:00PM pacific time
6:00PM to 7:00PM Mountain time
7:00PM to 8:00PM Central time
8:00PM to 9:00PM Eastern time
May God have mercy on us, send down His Holy Spirit in Pentecostal power, and give us victory as we turn to Jesus in prayer.