We finished two superb tests this morning and we are now stopped for lunch. While discussing the spiritual climate with the team, I had an interesting thought.
The oppression from the first night has definitely lifted due to your prayers. Good stuff and we are grateful. I would say I am operating at a comfortable +30.
However, there is a deep sense that if the city were to yield its strength to me, we could have something phenomenal happen.
I don’t even know the redemptive gift of the city. The fellow who founded it, was not really excited about it, he just did what he had to do. This indifferent birthing of the city coupled with the excoriation by the Yankees during the war has caused the spiritual strength of the city to be quite suppressed, even hidden.
I have no idea if God wants me to experience the strength of the city’s gift, but let’s not leave any free money on the table. We have not because we ask not sometimes.
Let’s hit it from three directions. One is that everything from the past history that is already under the blood because of the significant work the Body of Christ has done will stay in the past. No time shifting. No past junk bleeding over into the present.
Second, everything that the enemy is holding illegally (meaning the confession has been done, but he has not done restitution) would be forcibly removed from his control and made available to the Body in the city.
Third, that everything from the city that God wants our team to receive today, Saturday, Sunday and Monday as we leave, would be fully released to us according to His will in heaven.
Doesn’t hurt to ask.
Part of my reason for the extra push is because of history. Virginia is Ruler as a state. I have had three pretty bad experiences here in the past, and I was less than excited about coming back here. God promised me that this trip would be restitution and restoration for the past trips.
So . . . when God is in the mood to thump the enemy and restore what was lost, we may as well go long!
Marsh 23, 2012