With our present technology, Satan is having a field day in the Internet, in our societies and our relationships. Satan is diverting the attention of God’s people away from the Truth (Reality). He is trying to confuse us, individually and collectively by using websites, media, social networks, and organizations (systems) that declare about his false dominion. These places and
events are misleading people in different practical issues and significant spiritual matters. Since we humans, have so much trouble communicating with one another in a more personal way; specially with today’s technology (IPods, My Space, YouTube, Text Messages, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Cell phones, Instant messages, Internet, Intranet, etc.), it is no wonder our communication with God, our family, our friends, and at our workplaces has become less effective and more difficult. God's Friends is determined to become part of His instruments (Ezek. 22:30) and stand in the gap to see His redemptive plan be manifested, and His triumphant glory shine through all the corners of this earth (including in the Internet). God's Friends pledges to Our Father, God, to co-labor with Him to pray His perfect will for mankind and to declare that Our Lord Jesus Christ is the glory of God the Father here on earth. God's Friends will attend to all the present needs of our nation, our families, our local church, our governments, as we make supplication and prayers for these places and current events. (Acts 4:30,12;1-5; 1Pet.4:8; Jas.5:16; Ps.133:1; Eph.4:3, 4:13; Acts 4:29-31, 14:3, Eph.3:12, 6:20, Heb.4:16, 10:19-25; Ps.37:4, 43:40)
Have confidence that during our prayers, We are praying to God the Creator (Neh.9:6), The Only God (Is.45:5), The Almighty God (Ps.89:8), A Loving God (IJn.4:16), A Faithful God (Dt.7:9), A Merciful God (Neh.9:31), A God of Justice (Rom.3:26), The Holy One (Rev.4:8), The God of Miracles (Ps.77:14), The God, our Shepherd (Ps.23:1-3), A Provider God (2Cor.9:8), A Forgiving God (Neh.9:17), The God who heals (Ex.15:26), The God of all comfort (2Cor.1:3), The Lifter of our Head (Ps.3:3), A God of Joy (Ps.21:6), The God of all the earth (Is.54:5), and The God Who answers Prayers (Is.65:24). This is the assurance that He is listening to all our prayers, as He is also our Father!
God's Friends has the opportunity to be part of a great Company of Prayer Warriors (SWPWarriors.com), faithfully participates as a member of a Presidential Prayer Team (PresidentialPrayerTeam.org), is also a prayer member of In-Touch Ministries, and Generals International Watchmen. A member of CPLN (Church Prayer Leaders Network); it is our calling to expose the enemy’s defeat in every opportunity we can. It is our pledge to God and you that we will continue serving this nation, our church, our families, your needs, and loving you thru our daily personal prayers; remaining obedient to the voice of our precious Abba Father, and His awesome Son Jesus Christ, whom with the help of the Holy Spirit, we adore with all our heart. .
PRAYER and Meditation for: SPRING 2017
OUR ENEMY IS AFTER OUR SEED
A lot of preachers and prophets/prophetesses have been speaking about 2017 to be a year of blessings and great victories. I am not against these prophecies and I believe God will turn this year into new blessings and new beginnings, but my attention goes to the SEEDS God is depositing on our hands.
Every rich treasure, every victory and conquest, every great legacy, every miraculous gift, every promise, and everything God gives us, comes in a SEED. God gave Abraham a mighty promise that his SEED would flourish:
“That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy SEED as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and THY SEED shall possess the GATE of his enemies” (Genesis 22:17).
The fight is real, God wants us to possess, have control, have power over, and authority over everything He puts on our hands. I sincerely believe the Parable of the Sower, (Matthew 13), should apply to everything we invest in our lives; I’m speaking about our children, our finances, our time, our families, our friends, our relationships, our dreams, our visions, etc. All of these are given to us by God in a SEED form. Consider whatever you may have in mind (children, finances, spouse, etc.) and apply that type of investment to this same parable: "(3) Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his SEED (or embrace it as if he’s referring to his children). (4) As he was scattering the SEED (as he was dealing with his SEED), some fell along the path (some were neglected by the sower – you), and the birds came and ate it up. (5) Some fell on rocky places (but don’t let your children follow stone or cold hearts that have no hunger for fresh water), where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. (6) But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. (7) Other SEED fell among thorns (don’t let your children follow people with heart issues for they will become alike), which grew up and choked the plants. (8) Still other SEED fell on good soil, where it produced a crop (which means to constantly invest in your SEED, or your children as following the same example, for they will produce the right harvest - a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. (9) Whoever has ears, let them hear."
The same principle of investment applies to our time, our spouses, our finances, our children, our work, etc. We can either neglect the SEED God gave us and let it fall to the wayside, or we can constantly invest in its growth and development. This is a committed investment to whatever God puts in our hand – whether it is money, family, a job, dreams, etc. It is with that same SEED God gives us that we will have authority over the GATES of the enemy. GATES are symbolic of spiritual power and authority. GATES speak of rule. GATES also speak of the place of counsel. Proverbs talks about GATES in a number of passages, referring to that place where people would sit to receive counsel or advice from the elders in the GATES. Those who sat in the GATES were people who knew counsel, and who understood laws and regulations. Galatians 3:29 declares: “If ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s SEED, and heirs according to the promise.” The promise that God gave to Abraham belongs to us. We will possess the GATES of the enemy as we recover all. We should never be afraid of the enemy, because we belong to the Lord. As believers, we not only have power over the authorities and rulers of hell, but we also have power over the counsel of the enemy. We can destroy his plans. Jesus said: “Upon this rock I will build my church; and the GATES of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18).
I hope this illustration helps us understand how significant, important, and vital our SEEDS are. Our SEEDS are the opportunities God has given us to battle the enemy at the GATES. Our battles are not against flesh and blood, and the enemy wants to destroy our SEED, he will use every tactic to distract us so we neglect the SEED, every confusion to bring frustration, and every doubt to bring fear, so we may abandon our investments on the SEED God has put on our hands. The enemy knows the power and authority of our SEED.
Author: Hiram Dorado
God is with us, God lives in us, God is for us! Our Lord Jesus made this possible!