Dear City Intercessor,
We have battled COVID for most of 2020. We have battled for our nation for the last four years and more. We have battled for this election for months. And many of us are battle weary. But this message will change your life if you will grab hold of it. This is a word to encourage you first. This week's prayer is at the end.
With fierce determination, my seven-year-old granddaughter declared, “I am done with this Nana, I am done!”
Her unexpected announcement was resolute. That same determination is where we need to be right now with COVID, election fraud and the lies we are fed daily. We are battered by this unending cycle that never seems to stop, just as my granddaughter was after an invasive dental procedure that caused a great deal of bleeding. Her determined response, needs to be ours.
Hours had passed since the surgery and her stomach was growling. But because of the constant flow of blood, she refused to eat. Tears streamed down her little face, as I tried to entice her with soft food. She shook her head and pointed at the gauze in her mouth. The bleeding had been excessive. The dentist warned that it would continue through the night, most likely leaving blood on her pillow.
Brailee hates blood.
I’m not sure what happened, but after I had prepared some mashed potatoes in one more attempt to get something in her stomach, she walked over to me, looked me right in the eye and said, “I am done with this!” She then removed the gauze from her mouth and tossed it in the garbage. She went on to say, “Nana, I am done with the bleeding. It’s done.”
Stunned, her mother and I watched as she then ate three bowls of mashed potatoes. Once finished, I handed her a new piece of gauze to which she replied, “No, I said I am done with it.”
My mind wanted to argue, “But the dentist said…” However, I refused to open my mouth, instead, I linked my faith with hers.
The miracle is that after her declaration, not one more drop of blood came from that procedure. Not one! Not that night, not the next morning. When she said she was done, she was done.
Genesis 27:40 declares, “But when you decide to break free, you will shake his yoke from your neck.”
This is what I saw that day. The faith of a child which broke the yoke off her little neck.
Jesus said in Matthew 18:3; I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives and become like children, trusting, humble, and forgiving, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Amplified Bible)
When it comes to this trying season we have all endured with COVID, the election results, financial challenges from the shut down or disruption with our kid’s education, how do we combat it? We must change our inner self--our way of thinking.
If we are to enter the kingdom way of living, we must throw out our old way of thinking and become like children, like my granddaughter, Brailee, to trust, humble, and respond fully persuaded of what the Word of God says. Then we must up our minds that it’s done, fully convinced that what He has promised He will perform. We can break off that yoke and see the same results Brailee saw.
If we are going to see an end to COVID-19, fraud and deceit in our government, and unlawful mandates, we must change our way of thinking. And we must once, and for all, remove this yoke from our neck.
Only we can do it for ourselves.
I could not make that decision for Brailee, she had to make it for herself. However, I could lock arms with her and stand in faith with her.
In Matthew 16, upon hearing Jesus talk about his death, Peter rebuked Him. Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get thee behind me Satan, you are an offense to me, you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of man” (v22-23).
When we repeat news from the media, or the virus, we come in agreement with it. There is power in agreement. If you have done that, I encourage you to repent and renounce your agreement with the lies and break that yoke off your neck. We must have the faith of a child and say, “WE ARE DONE WITH THIS! WE ARE DONE!”
If you are ready to take that step, truly determined to break off the yoke, then join me in prayer as we declare,
“COVID-19, leave our land in Jesus name! Justice come forth NOW! Deaths from this virus and the effects of it, cease now in Jesus’ name! Evil be exposed now! We are done with you! And justice come forth.”
Brailee’s faith that day, and the outcome of it, convicts me to this day. Jesus said, “And a little child shall lead them.” As we come to the end of 2020, I am led to a steady determination that we are done with this. How about you?
It’s time for us to take a firm, faith stand. We are done. If you can’t agree with this, please keep silent. We have a battle to end.
WEEK 20 PRAYER -
Father, Your Word says in Genesis 27, when we grow restless we will remove the yoke of the enemy from our neck. Today, we come into agreement with Your Word and remove every yoke from our neck.
We command the yoke of COVID-19 to be removed from our lives, our cities and our nation. COVID YOU MUST GO. WE ARE DONE WITH YOU TODAY. Leave now in Jesus’ name.
Where illegalities have taken place, may they not only be exposed, but justice come! We say to injustice, WE ARE DONE WITH YOU! Justice come forth in Jesus’ name.
Where election fraud and hidden agendas have taken place we declare to fraud and evil in our governmental offices, WE ARE DONE WITH YOU! Be removed now in Jesus’ name.
Today, Father, we declare IN FAITH, we are done! It is finished! And we stand firm. We will not agree with any evil or enemy. We only agree with what YOU have said. You said if we resist the enemy, he must flee. So we resist this virus, this injustice and this fraud. It MUST NOW FLEE in Jesus’ name.
If we cannot speak Your Word, we will keep silent. We will give no place to the devil from this day forth.
Genesis 27:40, James 4:7, Ephesians 4