Election Night and No Politics

The events of this past election night have been called a Tsunami, an earthquake, and like the Mississippi running backwards. And so it may have been. We have reason for hope. But not all the important events were political.

Tuesday was our regular prayer time with local ministries and we were able to pray with a couple, Al & Diane, who are good friends and have a prophetic ministry named Starfire Ministries http://starfireministries.org/index.htm . They have been involved in a victorious battle to protect the children in their school district from the destructive plans of Planned Parenthood through involvement with the local school board, of which Al is a member. But with every victory there is a battle and often, when the enemies of righteousness are unseated from authority, there is a counter attack. I have experienced this and have empathy for those who also experience this. This is one reason, when asking for prayer for a mission trip, I thank people for praying before, during and after the trip. But, if they can only pray during one of those periods, then please choose the period after the trip, as this is very often one of the most difficult spiritually.

We prayed that morning, including the laying on of hands, for a hedge of protection, increased prayer, and opportunity to push back against the forces which were counter attacking them (through people). That opportunity came quickly.

Their community had been rocked in days just previous when three men had been asphyxiated while camping in a tent. These men were pulled from the tent by their teen-aged children who had slept in another tent nearby. The men were all life-flighted to Salt Lake City where the prognosis was grim. I believe it was Al that suggested that a prayer meeting be called at the school for that evening and began to spread the word to different church leaders. To his surprise there were over 200 people that came to the meeting, including the local TV station.

With that many people guidelines had to be set out for some order to prevail. One guideline was to pray loud when you prayed so others could hear. Leaders and members of numerous different churches all prayed with boldness. There were Mormons, Catholics, Lutherans, Community Church, and Baptists, Charismatics, and perhaps others. Since all of the injured men were members of the same religion there were many from their families and church leadership present. By their own admission, when the meeting was complete, they stated that they had never experienced prayer like that in their own meetings and desired to know more about how to pray with authority and power. Walls are coming down that not long ago seemed impossibly strong.

There is an old saying, “In things essential, unity; in doubtful, liberty; in all things, charity.”

The last report is that the men are going to live. One of the men was totally unresponsive and in a coma until after the prayer meeting; by the following morning it was reported that he was conscious and awake. We still need to pray against the diagnosis of brain damage.

Without resistance we can have no victory, and even in victory we have resistance. But through faithfulness the kingdom is extended, The Great Awakening can include all Americans, and will not be confined to the political field.

Rom 12:14-18, “Bless those who persecute you — bless them, don’t curse them! Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be sensitive to each other’s needs — don’t think yourselves better than others, but make humble people your friends. Don’t be conceited. Repay no one evil for evil, but try to do what everyone regards as good. If possible, and to the extent that it depends on you, live in peace with all people.” [Complete Jewish Bible]

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