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When the Holy Spirit Calls

Sometimes we never know why the Holy Spirit prompted us to pray. Other times, we find out as soon as we stop praying. That's what happened to me today. I had a sudden urge to pray so I answered the call spiritually. Little did I know 15 minutes later I would answer a call naturally that had ramifications for someone's spiritual eternity. I won’t recount the entire phone call here. Suffice it to say that a man, we’ll call him Ronny, wanted some help getting his book published. In between curse words that it wouldn’t be edifying to repeat, he told me of his wordly exploits, from leaving people bleeding on the side of the road to living through a train wreck because he was too drunk to die to getting kidnapped by Mexican drug lords during a marijuana run to being kicked out of prison by a frustrated warden.

I’ll admit, at first I wanted to hang up the phone as quickly as possible. I didn’t want to hear anymore about this sinful book proposal, nor was I willing to help someone glorify the devil. I’ll admit it. I interrupted him more than once to suggest I needed to go, but he kept recounting his ‘bad guy’ stories with noted pride. He was most proud of the fact that he was still alive.

Thank God, the Holy Ghost got my attention.

Should People ‘Copyright’ Prophetic Words?

Jeremiah didn’t copyright his prophetic words. Nor did Isaiah, Samuel, Moses, David, Nathan, Zechariah, Elijah, Elisha, Amos, Michah, Zephaniah… OK, you get the picture. So when I see people in the Body of Christ copyrighting what “thus saith the Lord,” it disturbs my spirit. 

Think about it for a minute. According to Miriam-Webster, a copyright is “the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell or distribute the matter and form of something.” When someone violates your copyright, you have a right to file a lawsuit against them for financial damages. Doesn’t it seem silly to copyright a prophetic word, then? Doesn’t it seem outrageous to put God’s word in a legally protected box and be prepared to sue someone who shares it?

A true prophetic word from God should be freely distributable. In fact, if God is really speaking—and if He told you to release the word rather than just praying about it—then why on earth would anyone want to restrict the mass reproduction and distribution of God’s genuine prophetic utterance?

Judge Moore Defends Moment of Silence

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and attorneys with the Foundation for Moral Law argued in an amicus curiae brief filed yesterday that a Texas law requiring “the observance of one minute of silence at each school” for students to “reflect, pray, meditate, or engage in any other silent activity” does not violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

In Croft v. Governor of Texas, two parents in Texas sued the Governor on behalf of their children claiming that merely giving students the option to “pray” is a violation of the Establishment Clause.

Judge Roy Moore said:

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Every illustration of faith throughout the Bible reveals that faith is the belief in God’s Word and character despite circumstances or situations. To put it another way: faith is believing God when things look, sound or feel the opposite of what He says.

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15 Ways to Discern Jezebel’s Assassins in Your Midst

If you are doing anything at all for God—and especially if you have a prophetic mandate on your life—Jezebel wants to cut off your voice. If Jezebel can't cut off your voice, she'll try to pervert your voice by seducing you to defile yourself.

We see Queen Jezebel in the Old Testament—a prophet-killing monarch and murderer who was ultimately eaten by dogs. We also see Jezebel, a woman who calls herself a prophetess, in Revelation 2:20. Jezebel is a spirit of seduction that works to woo you away from Jesus through idolatry and tempt you to defile yourself with sexual immorality. I talk more about this in my book, Jezebel's Puppets.

Listen to Jennifer's podcast on Jezebel's assassins.

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29 Protocols for Engaging in Deliverance Ministry

At Awakening House of Prayer, I've been doing a series on deliverance ministry. Part of that training includes protocols for casting out demons.

Before you engage in deliverance ministry, the first thing you need is a revelation of who you are in Christ and, more specifically, your authority in Christ. See, Jesus commands us to cast out devils in Matthew 10:8, “As you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.”

Listen to Jennifer's podcast on this topic: How to Cast Out Demons.

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Nikki Mathis’ Prophetic Worship Carries Sound of Revival

I first met Nikki Mathis at a conference where Dutch Sheets was ministering. When she put her hands to the keyboard and lifted up her voice, I heard the sound of revival.

I've since enjoyed listened to her albums: Sounds of RainOvercome and her latest, Radical Love. She even recently put out a Portuguese album called Me Chamas para Teu Fogo, which translates My Flames for Your Fire.

I recently sat down with Nikki to find out what inspires her music and why music is so vital to the next great move of God:

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When seeking the Lord concerning the year 2020 and beyond, I was excited to hear the Lord say to me that the coming year is “20/20, the Year of Perfect Vision!” The Lord is proclaiming this statement over the Body of Christ, right now. He began to talk to me concerning the ability of the Holy Spirit to give us spiritual discernment to see clearly in these last days. I was reminded of the prayer that the Apostle Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus:

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Another month, another conspiracy theorist claiming the end of the world is coming.

You may be rolling your eyes right now, but the reality is scads of unsuspecting people are buying into this bombastic banter. We need to pray for more discernment in the body of Christ. When the world witnesses this goofy manifestation of the “prophetic,” it makes genuine prophets seem illegitimate.

Let’s debunk these false prophetic utterances before we pray:

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Eight years ago, my wife Sharon and I were at a crossroads. We were leading a church in the suburbs of Los Angeles and running a House of Prayer steps away from the old historic Azusa Street Mission. We had seen the Lord move in some significant ways as we prayed for another outpouring in the city that we called home. At the end of 2010, our spiritual mom, Cindy Jacobs, gave us a word that it was time for us to step into the heart of LA (which we knew was Hollywood).

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