Tuesday, October 03 2017
I awoke in the middle of the night to my name being called. I shrugged it off as me dreaming and "just hearing things". I rolled over and went back to sleep but I looked at my phone and it was the midnight hour (Las Vegas time was 9). To my horror, when I awoke in the morning I saw an alert on my phone of the terrible tragedy in Las Vegas. I immediately began to wonder if the intercessors had been praying and if anyone in that city knew their authority in Christ. Then I remember my name being called and I did not respond. What if my intercession had turned the tide? What if God was calling me to take my place of authority over the works of the enemey and against this terror that was about to unfold in this nation? I believe I missed an opportunity and ignored the Spirit. Thank God there is mercy and I am learning to hear the voice of God. I have not arrived yet and am always learning. My heart grieves for those who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy...a tragedy that is meant to instilll fear in the heart of this nation and to keep us from living the life God intended us to live.
Well...they won't win. Terror won't win. I am sure there were many there that night that may have had a prompting to not go but ignored that prompting. We must become a people more sensitive to Holy Spirit so we can stay out of situations. It is the enemy that comes to steal, kill and destroy. There willl be many speculations regarding this situation. People will use this as an opportunity to politicize it and try to make laws against guns, ect. The bottom line is this was the work of the enemy and we have authority over the enemy as Christians. We have authority in our cities and states and can exercise that authority to keep evil out. One scripture I love is Proverbs 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
The old saying "not on my watch"...well when the people of God are taking their rightful place of authority in their habitational authority the people rejoice. When the people of God who are operating in their God given authority in their cities...there will be peace. Fear must be resisted as fear will open the door for the enemy to come in a greater measure. We are not a people of fear and we reject fear. Every day I take my positional place of authority in my region and exercise the God given authority I have as a believer In Christ and keep the enemy at bay in my city. It is my place as a believer to stand guard and watch over my city, my family, and every place that God has entrusted to me.
I want to leave this promise for Las Vegas that God just laid on my heart this morning. Isaiah 54:11-15 - O storm-battered city, troubled and desolated! I will rebuild you with precious jewels and make your foundations from lapis lazuli. I will make your towers of sparking rubies, your gates of shining gems, and your walls of precious stones. I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. You will be secure under a government that is just and fair. Your enemies will stay far away. You will live in peace, and terror will not come near. If any nation comes to fight you, it is not because I sent them. Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat.