"Contending As One"
From Lynn Alderson, Georgia Apostolic State Prayer General
As the election for the next President of the United States draws near, I am sensing a weightiness and responsibility to usher in the election with a time of prayer and fasting. We are at a pivotal time in our Nation and our state plays a critical role as a battleground state.
As many of you know, Chuck Pierce delivered the following prophetic word in October 2013.
"I heard the Lord say Georgia will cast the deciding vote in the next presidential election.” He also said “You will see Atlanta come into the news. The Lord says there are four cities in Georgia that I will put into the news where I will put the eyes of the nation upon it. And I am going to cause a new move of my Spirit to begin. Do not be afraid of the closed door. I can go behind closed doors and I can show up. Decree to the closed doors God is coming in and the Spirit of God is coming!"
- Chuck Pierce, Apostle & Prophet, Glory of Zion
October 3, 2013, Trenton, NJ
I was personally present at this gathering and it shook me to my core. I remember thinking “What???”, “How could this be?” And then the weightiness of “What responsibility do we carry as the Body of Christ to be sure the outcome of this prophetic word goes in the direction of God’s will for our Nation?”
Since this time, Pray Georgia along with many other prayer networks and Apostolic leaders in our state have been interceding and taking action on assignments as Holy Spirit leads. There has been worship, revelation and numerous prayer assignments on the land to prepare the way for what I believe is the “Tipping of the Scales” in favor of the Saints.
In Daniel 7:22, the word of the Lord says:
“until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy people of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.”
My husband and I have had the privilege and honor to partner with Jon and Jolene Hamill with Lamplighter Ministries for several years now. Jon and Jolene carry a powerful anointing to bring breakthrough for a Turnaround Verdict in favor of the Saints. I feel so strongly in my Spirit that this time of prayer and fasting will be the Tipping point that will bring this Turnaround Verdict.
Our goal is not to persuade the direction of any political party or candidate, but to align ourselves, our state and our nation with the Biblical principles that our Nation was founded upon. When Jon and Jolene came through Georgia during the Glory Procession in 2014, Jon prophesied that “Georgia was a Reconstitution State and would be pivotal to returning the United States to the Constitution.” Just one month later, Gary Beaton came into Georgia for a leaders meeting and told us we were like a “fulcrum”. A fulcrum is the point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots; a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.
Now I don’t think the Lord could be speaking to us more clearly, first Chuck’s word that we would cast the deciding vote, then Jon’s word about us being a Reconstitution State and thirdly Gary’s word that we were a Fulcrum. And, let me add that Georgia’s prophetic destiny is that we are a “Governmental Gate State”. (from the 50-State Tour with Chuck Pierce and Dutch Sheets, July, 2003)
Friends, it is time for us to take our stand as the EKKLESIA and make a difference. We are God’s legislative assembly and we must come together in unity to see His Kingdom Come, His Will be Done in the State of Georgia and our Nation.
In Matthew 16:18, the word of the Lord says: “Upon this rock I will build up my church.” When you look further into this scripture the Greek word that Jesus used for rock is petra, meaning “a massive rock or bedrock”. The word church is actually Ekklesia, which means God's Legislative Assembly. Last year about this same time, the Lord led me to look at the word bedrock and its meaning. Bedrock is the unweathered rock layer that is beneath all the layers of the soil on the earth. Civil engineers rely on accurate measurements and assessments of bedrock to build safe, stable building, bridges and wells. So let’s look again at Matthew 16:18 and replace those two words and bring it all into context.
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this BEDROCK I will build my EKKLESIA, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:17-19
I believe if we move with the revelation knowledge of what Holy Spirit shows us during these 40 days of prayer and fasting, we will be doing exactly what Jesus says in this scripture and that the Gates of Hell will not prevail. The Destiny of our State and our Nation hangs in the balance. I am taking the Keys of the Kingdom that he gave us…. will you join me? Let's TIP THE SCALES for the Kingdom of God!!!
Our goal is to have everyone sign up on the days you can join us in prayer and fasting. We have provided resources from the National Day of Prayer including a 40-Day Prayer Guide, An Election Prayer Guide and 30 Ways to Pray for People in Authority. We will also be holding weekly conference calls every Tuesday evening at 9pm EST, throughout this Prayer Initiative. This will allow us time to pray together corporately as a state as well as discuss Georgia specific prayer points. Call Information will be posted on the Pray Georgia website and we will also send out email reminders each week.
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Beginning Oct. 4th through
Election Day, Nov. 8th
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