Prayer that Stops Your EnemiesBy: Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne
Publish date: 08/22/2017
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. James 5:16-18 KJV
Fervent Prayer of a Righteous Man.The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working] (AMPC).
Elijah – a man like us – of like passions – prayed.
The rain stopped. The rain came.
It is Time for the Church to Pray Like Never Before.
John 14:13-14 AMPC - “And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son. 14 [Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I Am].”
John 15:7 AMPC - “If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.”
Stopping Your Personal Enemies.
My enemy – weight.
What is your enemy?
Identify them and take them out – one by one.
Fear, bondage, anger, pride, jealousy, lust, addictions, etc.
Some people need to overcome debt.
Some need to overcome the strife in their marriage and/or relationships.
Enemies in Our Nation.
There are those who seek to push us into another Civil War.
Enemy of racism.
A globalist agenda for the destruction of America.
We, the Church, need to press in and pray as never before for another Great Spiritual Awakening.
Signs in the Heavens and Signs of the Times.
We are about to witness an extremely unusual convergence of events that many believe could represent a major turning point for our nation.
The following are 12 critical events that are going to happen over a 40-day period from Aug. 21 to Sept. 30.
Aug. 21 - For the first time in decades, a total solar eclipse will move across the entire continental United States. The “Great American Eclipse” will sweep across portions of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
We have not seen a total solar eclipse cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. And it will be the very first total solar eclipse that is only visible in this country since the United States first became a nation.
(Seven years later, another very unusual total solar eclipse will move across our nation, and when you plot the paths of both eclipses on a map, they form a giant X right over the center of the United States.)
Aug. 23 – A FEMA exercise known as “EarthEX2017” sponsored by FEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy – will simulate “catastrophes such as mega earthquakes, cyber-terrorism, high-altitude electromagnetic pulse attacks. According to the official EarthEx website: “The exercise will simulate a subcontinent scale, long duration power outage, with cascading failures of all of the infrastructures.” “Black sky events” are defined as, “Catastrophic occurrences caused by man or nature that bring society to its knees.”
Sept. 1 – This marks the start of FEMA’s annual “National Preparedness Month.” Sept. 1 – The U.S. State Department’s ban on U.S. citizens traveling into North, Korea goes into effect. Many are concerned that this is yet another sign that we are moving toward war with North Korea.
Sept. 11 – This will be the 16th anniversary of 9/11.
Sept. 20 – Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset.
Sept. 21 – The U.N. International Day of Peace.
Sept. 23 – This is the date of what has become known as “the Revelation 12 sign.” On Sept. 23, a unique astronomical alignment of the sun, moon, constellation Virgo, constellation Leo and planets Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus is going to fulfill this passage from the book of Revelation: “A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth” (Rev. 12:1-2 NIV).
Sept. 24 – Very important national elections will be held in Germany.
Sept. 29 – Yom Kippur begins at sunset and concludes on Sept. 30. Of course, Sept. 30 will be the end of a 40-day period that began back on the day of the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.
Sept. 29 – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that the debt ceiling will be breached on this day if Congress does not raise it by then.
Sept. 30 – If Congress does not pass a budget by the end of this day, there will be a government shut-down (like 2013). On top of everything else, the other big market force in the month of September is when the Federal Reserve is scheduled to begin their untested task of unwinding their $4.5 trillion balance sheet.
Also, on Oct. 12 - It is very interesting to note that a large asteroid, called 2012 TC4, will come within 4,200 miles of earth. It was discovered in 2012, but has been too distant and too faint to be detected over the last five years. This summer, as it begins to approach earth, large telescopes will be used to detect it and re-establish the asteroid’s precise trajectory.