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Standing in the Gap

October 27, 2010

Yesterday Steve and I drove to Nevada to spend the day in prayer; praying on-site with insight, the old prayer-walkers mantra. We were going at the compelling of the Ruach haKodesh. Our morning devotions had been from the books of Ezekiel and Revelation and the upshot of this time was a renewing of the fact that there are only two seeds; the seed of hasatan and the seed of the woman which is Yashua haMeshiach. Hasatan’s seed is referred to in a number of different ways in scripture, but during this particular devotional time we were concentrating on the babylon reference. There are those that refer to the United States as babylon, for a while we were part of this group, but our heavenly Father has opened our understanding to realize that everywhere hasatan plants his seed is “babylon” for there are only two seeds. Can the US only be Babylon and Europe not, or China not, or Africa not, or Russia not, or…? We who have bought into the understanding that the US is babylon to the exclusion of any other country – I am afraid that most of us have taken on a pacifist, ce-sera-sera attitude, whatever, I’m on the next flight out of here anyway. Yesterday I was shown how wrong and deceived that attitude of mind is – in fact it is no better than awaiting the pre-tribulation rapture. We are ALL going to go through some level of tribulation, it has been laid out for us in the feast cycle of YHVH, and our Elohim does not change His mind as a man changes his, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Back to the drive to Nevada – we were going to pray about the mid-term elections, we knew that was our assignment, but we didn’t yet know how to pray. During the two plus hour drive to the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe we sought the Father for direction and His revelation wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and discernment to understand and follow His leading. Whenever we leave in the car we ask the Father to protect our journey, to keep evil far from us that we might not be harmed or bring harm to anyone else, so it was a startling shock when a small fist-sized rock came hurtling at us and smashed a great concentric circle in the middle of our windshield. Both of us were quite shaken by this for if the rock had come through the glass the outcome of this story could have been quite different. This incident let us know that the mission we were on was a serious one and carried great consequences. The scripture from Ezekiel comes to mind, “YHVH looked for a man to stand in the gap on behalf of the land and found none.” We were determined to not be the fulfillment of that scripture for our intended day of prayer, and we continued on, but definitely sobered.

The day was cool, but we found a sheltered place on a boulder-strewn beach with our faces to the sun for warmth and Steve got out the flute and I began to pray from the Psalms. After awhile I noticed that Steve had his Bible open and I asked him what he was reading, he said nothing and I said well your Bible is open to some passage and he said the wind blew it open. What did the wind blow it open to, I asked, maybe we should read that portion. When we began to read the passages from Exodus 7, the direction for the day began to reveal itself. Moses and Aaron are told by YHVH to go before Pharaoh and demand that he let the children of Israel go. As the story continues Pharaoh hardens his heart through nine requests which brings much devastation on the land of Egypt, but works to consolidate the hearts and minds of the Israelites until at the last they are ready to leave the land of their sojourn for the land of promise. Our going to Nevada had everything to do with the mid-term elections. We knew that when we left home, what we didn’t know was how to pray. We believe the Father directed us to pray for “Moses’ and Aaron’s” to go before Pharaoh and demand a release for YHVH’S people.

The man who occupies the oval office is a “Pharaoh who does not know Joseph”. Already his government’s policies are depicting similar scenarios as described in the story of Exodus. So, if the story line continues we should expect “Moses and Aaron” types to stand before this “Pharaoh” proclaiming the will of YHVH. As is recorded in the Exodus story we should also expect a hardening of Pharaoh’s heart which will mean much devastation to be poured out on this country as YHVH works to get His people in place for their exodus from “Egypt” to the land of promise. Let us not be dismayed or disheartened or lose faith in the One who Redeems and Delivers and Restores. Look up, dear friends for indeed, our Redemption does draw nigh!

During this week before Election Day, November 2, will you stand in the gap for YHVH’s people, will you pray for “Moses and Aaron” types to be sent to Washington to stand before “Pharaoh” and declare the will of YHVH? As Moses and Aaron were given the words to say, so to, as the story continues, will these new voices be given words to say. We must pray for the voters to be bold and be strengthened and also chose to stand in the gap, we must pray that the deceptions of the enemy will be shown up for what they are, we must pray for the Light that dispels the darkness. Pray that the Light will surround the workers of darkness thus exposing their evil deeds. Yashua said in John 3:20-21; “For everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” Pray that the people may see the truth for it is the Truth that sets us free!

Because of Him!

P.S. We cannot afford to continue in a pacifist attitude.  Yashua confronted the demonic agenda head-on.  We must follow His lead remembering that we “struggle not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenlies.”