Prayer Center

As Christians, we are called to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom. At Rapture Ready we feel it is more imperative than ever for believers to stand together in prayerful unity as the world continues on a downward spiral toward the Tribulation hour. Calamity causes people to waste huge amounts of time fixated on watching the destruction instead of praying for protection and God’s miraculous interventions.

The Bible is filled with verses encouraging us to stay focused on praying for God’s will for our lives; for the safety and wellbeing of our families, ministries and leaders; for the spiritual awakening of the unsaved so they to come to true salvation in Christ; and of course for one another and anything that the Lord places upon our hearts.

Up to the final moments of our days on earth, until the day of the Rapture of the Church, we are dedicated to be prayer warriors for the cause of Christ. We have added this new page to invite and motivate our fellow believers to pray for the most pressing needs of the day.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2)


January 15

Situations in Need of Prayer

Natural Disasters: The largest wildfire in California records (began Dec. 4) has just been declared fully contained (Jan.12). Over 1,000 structures in 440 square miles were destroyed. Evacuees returned home only to be hit by devastating floods and mudslides at the Santa Barbara coast (haven for the wealthy, celebrities and tourists, but also contains modest homes). Rainfall in Southern Cal Tuesday was 18 times more than required to produce debris flow. 19 people are known dead, and rescuers continue to search for the missing in thick mud, 10 feet deep in places. Burned ground without vegetation made the hills vulnerable to falling debris, including enormous boulders. Many of the 9,000 residents remain evacuated. Authorities are testing ocean waters, as there is sewage in the storm runoff.

Famine: People in socialist Venezuela are so hungry that mobs attacked cattle with rocks to kill them for food, while Venezuela’s leftist dictator ate during a televised speech. In Marxist/Socialist/Communist rule, history shows us that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Venezuela’s socialists destroyed a once booming economy; its policies caused the country to run out of ‘other people’s money.’ This is the leftist economy looming ahead, brought on by today’s welfare policies.

Pestilence: Medical experts are predicting the worst flu epidemic in history this winter. Already the entire continental US is experiencing widespread flu outbreaks, the first time in the 13 years of the current tracking system. Many report hospital waiting rooms jammed with flu victims, medication running out and IV bags in short supply. This year’s flu involves the dreaded H3N2 strain that causes more complications and is difficult to prevent. Also a mix of flu types, including highly infectious, virulent Aussie flu has swept across Europe in recent weeks. And China is suffering from a severe flu epidemic that is flooding hospitals, with people waiting for treatment.

Christian Persecution: In China, Communist Party authorities demolished a Christian church it obviously perceived as a threat to its atheist, rigid political and ‘social control.’ The church, constructed with $2.6m (£1.9m) in contributions from worshippers in one of China’s poorest regions, had grown to 50,000 members. Previously at this church, the building was smashed, Bibles seized, and church leaders were arrested and sentenced to prison. Freedom of religion is guaranteed under China’s constitution, but authorities use excuses to attack churches. Communism shows no respect for religious freedom or human rights.

Sexual Immorality: Liberal Washington State now allows a 3rd sex option on birth certificates. In Canada a group will hold “naked swim day” at a public pool, and children are encouraged to attend. It will be staffed by government employees and says it’s “open to people of all ages…all genders, sexual orientations, and anyone in between.” Does that also include pedophiles? Surely, they’ll attend.

In Manchester, England, the principal at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls says the word “girl” will not be allowed since it could result in transgender pupils being ‘misgendered.’ At a recent Manchester school conference, a mental health boss said teachers should avoid calling pupils ‘boys’ or ‘girls’.

The Demonic: Sony Pictures is releasing Slenderman in theaters this spring – a tall, gaunt, faceless character in black who preys on children, luring them to his den. You may recall this “fictional” Internet character that two 12-year-old girls claimed caused them to stab another child 19 times so he would leave them alone. He’s now a character in children’s Minecraft games as well.

Nation Against Nation (the word in the original Greek is ethnos – ethnic): Many white South Africans have warned about open war on whites there, and they see it beginning in America. One wrote in to Dave Hodges Common Sense Show: “Our government and our political parties are more authoritarian than they are in China or were in Stalinist Russia. …Our third largest political party is openly Marxist and the national song is ‘Kill the farmer.’ This is what our current president sings at his political rallies. Our second largest party is socialist.” Read more of “A Planned Genocide in the Making: The Final Solution for White Males (South African Warnings to Americans about What Is Coming)” at http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/2018/01/10/a-planned-genocide-in-the-making-the-final-solution-for-white-males/

Global Government Agenda: President Trump is frustrated, trying to keep the US from falling under the liberal left’s global dictatorship agenda. Dick Durbin, attender at Communist and Socialist rallies, claims Trump used the S word (in a closed-door session of about half a dozen lawmakers) to describe the chosen countries from which the liberal left insists on shipping people to our shores. Others said they didn’t hear that word. Regardless, instead of trying to fix cities in our own country that the Democrat party runs and ruins with their policies, they want to bring in more immigrants who would put more strain on an already overburdened system, not to mention terrorists who get through.

White House spokesperson Raj Shah said, “Pres. Trump wants to make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.” A sociologist in West Africa said, “President Donald Trump is absolutely right: When you have heads of state who mess with the constitutions to perpetuate their power…” Another African source said that Trump only said what many Africans say behind closed doors about the continent’s most troubled nations, adding, “The Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe are ‘s. . .holes’ run by a. . holes.”

The Stage is Being Set: The Bible speaks of the last days (Matt 24; Luke 17 & 21; 2 Tim 3; Dan 9:27; Rev 13, et al) when this, along with other events such as mentioned here, will be the case and will become more rampant, until Jesus returns. Pray for the rapture to occur before the liberal-left globalists get their New World Order in place that we know is coming and will be evil. The left behind will experience it for sure.

“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be” (Matt 24:21). “But this is your hour—when darkness reigns” (Luke 22:53).

 


Jan. 8

Wake Up, World, Whatever the Weather

Still more brutal winter weather across the globe

In 92% of the U.S., temperatures were 15 to 25 degrees below average, breaking century-old records. 100 million people have been affected on the East Coast by snowstorms and a gusty deep freeze from Florida to Maine. 22 deaths have been reported. Pets and wildlife are affected as well: Dogs and a horse left in the cold froze to death. Sharks in Cape Cod froze trying to migrate to warmer waters; Cold-stunned sea turtles in Texas were rescued and cold-stunned lizards fell from trees in Florida; Elk and moose up north were stranded in ice and snowdrifts.

In Calgary, Canada temps dropped to minus 13 degrees. Parts of Israel dropped to well below freezing, and torrential downpours caused flooding. Winter storms with high winds swept across Europe causing all kinds of problems in many countries.

It’s summer in Australia now, and they’re dealing with the other extreme, with temperatures up to 117 degrees, the hottest it’s been since 1939. The pavement on the roads is melting. Also high winds are fanning lots of bush fires.

Of course the global warming whiners (aka global government-control wanters) came out this week still pushing their flatulent agenda, despite evidence to the contrary. Their deception is causing problems that will get worse. New England democrat-voting states in the U.S. closed coal and oil-fired power plants and rejected the Access Northeast Pipeline. Now unrelenting cold has caused not enough energy supplies to meet demands, and increased pricing.

Flu epidemic still raging

Nationwide, flu activity spiked sharply in late December and is increasing. In California so many people have fallen ill with the flu that pharmacies are out of flu medicines, emergency rooms are full, and the death toll is higher than previous years. 27 people younger than 65 have died of the flu in that state since October, compared with three at the same time last year.

Pray for our education system

Colleges and universities have for quite a while been centers for liberal-left lunacy, and it’s getting worse in all of them. During an interview this week at the University of Knoxville in Tennessee, a student agreed with another that it’s okay to kill children up to age two “because they can’t communicate like adults.” He compared them to trees that are alive but ‘not sentient’ (not capable of sensing or feeling, not aware of one’s surroundings).

Pray for the unborn

Planned Parenthood is boasting that its affiliates performed 321,384 abortions this fiscal year. Its affiliates received $543.7 million in payments from the government. “Soft touch abortion” boasts of its procedure that removes the fetus (up to 12 weeks gestation) in 3 to 5 minutes, is less invasive and produces almost no discomfort to the woman. She can resume normal activities in 15 minutes knowing the pregnancy is over and done.

A recent study shows abortion in India is 20 times higher than previous estimates (15.6 million children aborted in 2015 alone. Sex selection plays a part). The news led abortion advocates to call on India to liberalize its abortion laws even more, past the 20-week gestation limit, and to remove restrictions on minors so they can get abortions without parental consent.

Pray for the suffering families of those turning to everything but God

The nation is suffering from a devastating drug epidemic that is destroying lives and families, yet CNN journalists doped it up on live TV on New Year’s Eve to show their hearty approval. A young Bulgarian woman and her German boyfriend deliberately sacrificed themselves to Satan 24 hours before the first full moon of the new year. One mourner said, “Lilith…I miss you and can’t wait for the day we meet again.” ?!

Chelsea Clinton tweeted a Happy New Year to the Church of Satan. We shouldn’t be surprised. As Bill himself said, Hillary visits witches covens and calls up the dead Eleanor Roosevelt for advice (it’s a demonic spirit, as the Bible warns).

In Los Angeles, California a new generation of Satanists finds community in blasphemous times. At a ceremony at Twin Temple, the host said while standing at the altar near a human skull, “On this altar we consecrate swords to direct the fire of our unholy will. A human skull, symbol of death. The great mother Lilith created us all, and will destroy us all.” The group then chanted, “Hail Satan! Hail Satan! Hail Satan!”

More demonic deception

Manhattan, New York leads the five boroughs in sightings of UFO’s over the last two years. One New Yorker claimed “an unknown creature teleported” into their back yard.

Pray for those caught in the crossfire of hatred and violence

At least 16 people, including children, were killed by gunmen in Nigeria after a Christian church service. On the outskirts of Damascus, dozens of civilians, including children, were killed by Russian airstrikes. In North Korea a test missile failed and hit one of its own cities, destroying several buildings. Can you imagine the consequences if one of Lil’ Kim’s “test” missiles hits another country? Up to 1,700 protestors including students have been arrested in Iran. The brutal Muslim regime has no intention of losing control. At least 27 protestors have been killed. Such regimes spend the money on weapons, not caring for their own people.

Pray for people to wake up in these last days

Geologists predict 2018 will be a year of “Monster Earthquakes,” especially near the equator due to slowing of Earth’s rotation. Regardless, God is in control. He’s letting the world know time is running out to turn to Christ as Savior before He removes His own in the rapture and Tribulation judgments begin. Prophesied birth pangs (signs for unbelievers) have begun and will increase in intensity and frequency. Due to hardness of people’s hearts, it takes a lot to get their attention. God does use natural disasters and weather events of both extremes to wake people up, for it is not His desire that any should perish. But people make their own choices, and they are without excuse (Romans 1).

“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?” (Job 38:22-23). In the last days, “Great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven” (Luke 21:11).

“And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory” (Revelation 16:7-9).


Jan.1

Call to Prayer: It’s Cold Out There in More Ways Than One

Brutally cold arctic weather is affecting many parts of the US with some places buried in snow. Pray for the poor and homeless to have a way to keep warm. And when it’s 32 degrees and below it’s too cold for pets. Bring them inside; God calls for us to take good care of them also (Proverbs 12:10; Matthew 10:29).

Pray for the sick. Flu season started early this year; and according to the CDC it’s widespread in most of the nation. People are reporting it to be particularly brutal this year — long-lasting with complications ranging from ear infections, to bronchitis, to pneumonia or all three.

Pray for the families of the Coptic Christians killed by ISIS in Egypt this week. Islamist terrorists, as commanded in their Qur’an, hate those who name the name of Christ as much as they hate the Jewish people. And pray for the Coptics and others who base their salvation on works, to come to the knowledge that salvation is based only on the finished work of Christ on the cross.

Pray for the people in North Korea who are suffering terribly under the brutal regime of a madman. A few North Koreans who recently managed to escape to South Korea were found to have been exposed to radiation and anthrax.

Pray for the Christian couple, Aaron and Melissa Klein, who owned Sweet Cakes Bakery and whose livelihood was taken away. They just lost their appeal and will be forced to pay $135,000 to the lesbian couple who claim they felt “mentally raped” when the couple wouldn’t bake a cake for the celebration of their gay marriage. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian even demanded that this Christian couple be “rehabilitated.”

During all this they’ve been subjected to threats by gay advocates, such as calls for Aaron Klein to be raped and shot, and wishes for illness to befall their five children. One email stated, “You stupid bible thumping, hypocritical b****. I hope your kids get really, really, sick and you go out of business.” There are others – Christian bakers and florists – going through the same thing, no doubt having been specifically targeted.

Pray for the children, as always, who are being relentlessly targeted by Satan and his minions. The liberal-left CNN this week promoted a children’s book for ages 4 to 8 that depicts Santa Claus as a homosexual, married to another man. Yet CNN says the movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” should be retired for allegedly being “sexist.” This should come as no surprise since CNN’s Chris Cuomo earlier this year called parents “intolerant” who wouldn’t want their 12-year-old daughter to look at a “transsexual” man’s penis in a locker room.

Also in the news this week, in California it’s now a law that Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, etc. history must be taught in schools, including elementary schools, and parents are not allowed to opt their children out of it. These books list historical figures that they suggest could have been gay, with no proof whatsoever.

A study just came out that claims 27% of teens between the ages of 12 & 17 in California consider themselves to be “gender nonconforming.” The study (error margin of 6% give or take) was based on inclusion of two questions in the California Health Interview Survey that were asked of 1,594 of the state’s young people between those ages.

At the infamous Bethel church in California, their children’s pastor, Seth Dahl, teaches children telepathy (Eastern Mystic and Occult practice) and how to summon spirits with Ouija Boards disguised as angel boards.

Bethel Church is the flagship of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), known for tossing chicken feathers (they claim are from angels) and glitter from the rafters (they claim is gold dust) and for ‘grave sucking’– from graves of their dead charismatic leaders (claiming they’re soaking up anointing) – and for using tarot cards (they claim are Christian). This is one example of many in these prophesied last days of apostasy in the churches and false prophets teaching doctrines of demons.

Pray for the young adults being deceived in colleges. In the news this week is Swarthmore College that considers itself “interfaith.” Their liberal arts department is offering “Queering the Bible,” a class that surveys “queer and trans readings of biblical texts.” The school’s religion department is teaching a class that questions the sexuality of Almighty God called, “Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology.” Yet this college has been ranked the best liberal arts college in the United States six times by US News & World Report. It is currently ranked 3rd best liberal arts college in the nation.

And for those who used to enjoy watching the Olympics before it became a liberal-left spectacle? Who could forget the opening ceremony of the summer Olympics in Brazil in 2016?! In the upcoming Winter Olympics, men who claim they are now women are welcome to compete with the women, and vice versa.

Pray for our military. On January 1st the US military will have to begin accepting those who call themselves transgender, as ordered by the federal courts who blocked the president’s transgender ban for the military. Taxpayers will have to pay for all those operations they’re joining for — money that should be used for our defense. But then again, the agenda of the liberal-left Marxists is to weaken our defenses and the morale of our troops.

2 Timothy 3 tells us about the awful state of mankind in the last days. Verse 13 says “But evil men and seducers (impostors; sorcerers) shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

Jesus said of the last days, “And because iniquity (wickedness; lawlessness) shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold” (Matthew 24:12).

Pray for the lost. It’s a cold world indeed in these returned days of Noah and Lot, prophesied by Jesus Himself in Luke 17 to be the case when He returns. But one thing that isn’t cold (temperature-wise) is Hell. Many will go there who refuse to turn to Christ as Savior—God in the flesh who came to Earth to die for the sins of mankind. God doesn’t desire anyone to go to Hell; however, only the shed blood of Jesus—the Lamb of God— can cover man’s sins and give him eternal life in Glory. The time for salvation  is now!

Come, Lord Jesus!


Dec.25

There is much to be thankful for at Christmastime…and much to pray for.

The world is spinning out of control, but those of us in Christ should be comforted in the knowledge that God’s Son — whose miraculous birth we’re celebrating, who came to Earth in the flesh so He could take the punishment we all deserve — will soon rescue us from the judgment to come. Pray for those who are finding it hard to rest in that knowledge because of all that is going on around us and the attacks we’re under increasingly. Pray for the Lord to grant the scared and the weary His peace that passes all understanding.

Let us pray for lost family and friends — and for ALL those whose hearts are far from the Lord — to turn to Him today as their Lord and Savior. Let us keep that prayer going until we draw our last breaths on this earth.

Pray for our troops who are spending Christmas away from home and family. Pray for those who are experiencing loss this Christmas: those who are sick, those who have lost their jobs and homes, and those who are grieving over loved ones who are no longer with them…or soon may not be. At this time of year, that loss is felt harder than ever. Pray for those who have nowhere to lay their head or enough food to eat.

In the news this week:

Pray for the southern Philippines where over 100 people are reported killed, with dozens more missing, as a tropical storm swept through.

Pray for those who are being deceived, even in the churches in these last days. In the news this week is a church in San Jose, California where… well, I’ll let this quote speak for itself:  “Breathe deep and blow harder,” intoned Pastor Grant Atwell after distributing marijuana joints to 20 worshipers on a recent Sunday. “Nail the insight down, whether you get it from marijuana or prayer. Consider what in your own life you are thankful for.”

Speaking of California, sadly the Thomas Fire is still only 65% contained and is now the largest wildfire in California’s modern history after torching 273,400 acres. Thousands have lost their homes. Two people have lost their lives as well as a number of horses, including much wildlife.

Pray for the children, whom the enemy is working hardest to destroy. In the Dec.23rd Rapture Ready News, we read that there is a transgender site specifically targeting children. The mother of a “young transgender” is selling fake penises for little girls. Her web site, TransKids.biz, offers products such as tiny silicone penises, genital “pack holders” and transgender books for kids.

And as I’m sure you’ve all heard, the great majority of UN nations passed a resolution to nullify Pres. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Iran’s Ayatollah in a speech called Israel a “fake nation” and called for its annihilation.

Also, Iran-backed Hezbollah and the Syrian army have taken over a key village in southern Syria near the border with Israel. Israel has warned that it cannot allow Hezbollah aka Iran to get near its border. Pray for the Druze people who are under siege there and those fighters whom Hezbollah is demanding to be turned over to them, claiming they’re backed by Israel’s IDF.

We’re reminded of Psalm 2, and Zechariah 12 and 14, Isaiah 17, Ezekiel 38-39, and Joel 3. God will deal with ALL nations who come against Israel soon enough, but in the meantime we are called to pray for the peace of Jerusalem—the true peace that we know will only come when Christ returns to Earth. Pray for the glorious appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to catch us up to be with Him.

Come, Lord Jesus!

 


Dec.18

Call to Prayer: Muslims Rage, ISIS Threatens, Jews Persecuted, & California Still Burning

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and Israel as Muslims Rage

16 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel in the past several days. Roughly 2,500 “Palestinians” rolled burning tires and threw firebombs and rocks at police in several West Bank cities. Another 3,500 clashed with soldiers along Gaza’s security fence. Four “Palestinians” were killed, one of whom was wearing an explosive belt. At least 367 others have been injured, seven critically. Most suffered from injuries caused by rubber bullets and tear gas. The situation around Gaza continues to remain tense.

An article in the Washington Times had this to say last week: “The hand-wringers at the United Nations, the European Union, the Catholic Church & within the political ranks of progressive, globalist, Islamic apologist minds worldwide are predicting nothing but gloom & doom, violence & mayhem, death & quite possibly destruction, from Pres. Trump’s announced intent to move the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv, where it’s stood for years, to its proper capital city — Jerusalem. Let ‘em. Let the moaners moan, the wailers wail — &, well, the violent anti-Israel, anti-American protesters protest. Why should America kowtow to enemies of freedom? Why must the United States cater to the lowest denominator?”

Pray for God’s Chosen People, the Jews, as Anti-Semitism Continues to Increase

For example: In France, Jews are persecuted, while Muslims walk freely. Breitbart reports that “French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since end of World War II. In Paris, “keffiyeh-wearing” (Arab headscarves) men & “veiled” burka wearing-“women walk freely speaking Arabic on every street corner,” but Jews must hide their identity (caps & Star of David) “or else be persecuted, & where soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution.”

Pray for our Nation on a Number of Levels, & Also Against the Latest ISIS Threat

ISIS threatened attacks on U.S. soil in retaliation for the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, one of the group’s social media accounts reported on Thursday: “Wait for us” and “ISIS in Manhattan.” “We will do more ops in your land, until the final hour…”

Threats from Islam are nothing new. They’re just using the latest event as an excuse. Yet deceived liberals in the US and the rest of the Western world want open borders and mass immigration in their belief that this will bring peace. Yet we know that true peace will not come until Jesus returns.

The Mommy Activist commented on this latest threat. “Once again, radical purveyors of the alleged “religion of peace” known as Islam have allowed their true colors to shine forth & illuminate their complete lack of humanity by threatening America for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. This isn’t totally unexpected, as everyone pretty much knew Pres. Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem, while fair & right, was not going to go over well with much of the Muslim population, especially groups like ISIS [who follow “exactly” what Islam’s Qur’an commands].

Pray for Those in California, Who’ve Lost Homes & Lives as Fire Still Rages

Other fires in Southern California are 95% contained, but the Thomas fire is still raging. Twelve thousand additional residents were being evacuated on Saturday from areas near the fire, which is now the 3rd largest wildfire in modern California history. The massive fire north of Ventura, fueled by high winds, has burned over 280 acres so far. The fire, which broke out almost two weeks ago, has killed a firefighter and a woman trying to flee from it. Strong winds & dry conditions forecast through Sunday are expected to fuel the blaze and could start more fires.


Dec. 11

Raging, Ruination, Rumblings and Repulsion

Heathen Raging

Muslims don’t need an excuse to rage against Israel. It’s what they’ve been doing for centuries. They’re raging this week with protests and acts of violence, not just in Jerusalem, but also in Europe, which is becoming ‘Europeistan.’ Putin, the ‘Palestinian’-supporting pope, and leaders in Europe are complaining too, but who they’re all really against is God (Psalm 2). It’s how it is in these last days; and it’s going to get worse, as those who study Bible prophecy know (Zechariah 12).

As wars and rumors of wars abound (Matthew 24), we continue to see the last days prophecies in Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39 getting closer to being fulfilled every day. Also a video surfaced this week showing the commander of Iraq’s Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, in south Lebanon overlooking Northern Israel. He said, “We here with Hezbollah declare our total readiness to stand together with the Lebanese people and the Palestinian cause against Israeli occupation.” Will there be another conflict with Israel involving Lebanon and Gaza as well? The coming days will show.

God tells us to love and bless Israel (Genesis 12:3), and pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6). We must continue to do so until Jesus catches us away in the rapture.

Creation is Groaning and Rumbling: Fires are raging in Southern California… in December? And what volcano has awakened after a 250-year slumber?

A report from Dec. 6 stated how unusual it is to have this many active fires burning in Southern California in December. Statistics show this nearly equals the total of all large December wildfires from 2000 to 2015.  And the fires are still raging, with December not nearly over. As of this writing, one death has been reported, several firefighters have been injured, many horses have perished, and hundreds of schools were closed. Pray that these fires dissipate without further loss of life.

In other news of creation groaning, there is yet another volcano rumbling. In Russia this week, the Kambalny volcano started spewing ash after waking from a 250-year slumber.

Pray for the Families of Victims of the School Shooting in New Mexico

A 21-year old man, who decided that he wanted to commit suicide, went into his former high school and chose two random students to murder before turning the gun on himself.

Pray for the Unborn as Mankind Gets More Revolting By the Day (Romans 1:18-32).

In other news this week, our federal tax dollars for quite a number of years have funded the creation of “humanized mice” implanted with tissues taken from aborted babies, which scientists continue to “improve upon.” The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded experiments such as “The New Humanized Rodent Model Workshop.” One federally funded scientist attending it described a mouse that was “humanized” with “fetal liver and thymus.” These organs were taken from an aborted baby five to six months after conception.

“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:20-24).

Come, Lord Jesus.


Dec 4

Call to Prayer: Regarding Unholy Alliances

The Unholy Alliance of Spoil Seekers against Israel

Pray for Israel. The unholy U.N. has just passed a new batch of anti-Israel resolutions. The unholy alliance of Russia, Iran and Turkey (along with Sudan who just signed an oil agreement with Russia, and Libya who has close ties with Russia) will surely “sooner rather than later” attack Israel. This will happen after the “matchstick” in Isaiah 17 that likely lights the fires to come. Israel has had enough and keeps warning a world that is not listening. This means that Jesus will soon take us up with Him, and many will be left behind to face the most horrible time that has ever been or will ever be again. Pray for them to receive Christ while they still can.

Unholy Alliances are Responsible for Kate Steinle’s Death and for the Innocent Verdict of her Murderer

Pray for our nation and pray for the family of Kate Steinle. The same unholy alliance of liberal-left Marxist Democrats and RINO’s that are fighting tooth and nail to oust our president and form their New World Order have judges and juries on their side making insane decisions. In California, which became a “sanctuary state” in rebuke of the president’s immigration policies, Kate Steinle was killed by Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an illegal Mexican immigrant who had already committed several crimes and had come back several times through the U.S. insecure border after being deported each time. Before he killed Kate as she was walking down the street with her father, he was released from a San Francisco jail despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.

A jury in San Francisco just acquitted him of first and second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. He also was found not guilty of assault with a semi-automatic weapon (which he’d obtained illegally). He was only found guilty of possessing a firearm by a felon. He claimed the shooting was “an accident.” He fired three shots, but it was an accident? He changed his story several times about how it happened, but it was an accident? The last words Kate said were “Help me, Dad.”

These same unholy alliances are in Europe, and their immigration policies have caused much havoc.  Here’s a story that was in the news this week:

African Migrants in England: Belief in Witchcraft and Demonic Possession Linked To 1,500 Child Abuse Cases Each Year

Government statistics show this. And it is believed the figures are higher because local authorities and even professionals who work with children don’t have enough awareness to spot signs of abuse. Experts said that children are increasingly being abused by adults who supposedly want to “get the devil out of them.”

A document stated that concerns began to be raised due to witchcraft belief among migrant African communities in England. The Government launched a national action plan in 2012 to tackle this issue two years after the murder of a 15-year-old boy accused of witchcraft. He was murdered by his sister and her partner on Christmas Day after days of torture. They drowned him in a bathtub during an exorcism.

Such abuse cases include the belief that children are witches or are possessed, but also included are ritual murders where killing of children is thought to bring supernatural benefits, or the use of their body parts is thought to produce strong magical remedies.

In other cases, witchcraft or magic is used to instill fear in children to make them compliant as they’re trafficked for sexual exploitation or slavery. There is even a superstition that calling a wrong number brings malevolent spirits into the home. Also children are scapegoats for misfortunes that befall their family members, such as poverty or unemployment.

The Unholy Alliance of LGBTQI etcetera

There are several stories in the news this week regarding their agenda, which is ruining the minds and bodies of the children—an agenda that is straight from the father of lies, Satan himself, who is going after the most vulnerable in our society.

Teaching Elementary Teachers How to Teach Children about the “Many Genders”

In Ontario, Canada a workshop was held for Elementary School Teachers on how to teach children about LGBT’s. The flyer was entitled “LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP Inclusiveness Training.” This stands for Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Demisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Allies, Pansexual, and Polyamorous.

Here is the reason given for the title: “The intent of the title was to draw workshop participants (teachers) by acknowledging that keeping track of diverse LGBTQ identities can be overwhelming, especially as our students are continuously identifying new ones. In our union, we use LGBTQ as an umbrella term for all marginalized sexual and gender identities.”

Pre-pubescent Boys Wearing Suggestive Women’s Makeup

The liberal New York Times published a piece on Thanksgiving Day featuring six pre-pubescent boys wearing lipstick and heavy eye makeup. The article called this “refreshing” and mentioned that these boys have tons of followers. NYT even published the links to their pages. Surely this is a dream for NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) and other like-minded reprobates.

Gay Barbie

Mattel’s Barbie is advertising the LGBT agenda, wearing a tee shirt with rainbow letters spelling out “Love Wins,” a phrase promoted by LGBT activists.

UK Version of Girl Scouts Going Co-Ed in Every Way

An organization similar to Girl Scouts for ages 5 to 25, which began allowing males identifying as females to join Girl Guides in January, now says that those same males can share changing rooms, toilets, tents, and cabins with girls while on camping trips and other excursions.

UK: A Christian Teacher Suspended for Accidentally Calling a Girl a Girl May Lose His Job

Joshua Sutcliffe, who is a Christian pastor and also a math teacher, has been suspended and may lose his job for “misgendering” a student accidentally, even though he apologized immediately. His offense? He said, “Well done, girls” to a group of female students for improving their grades. The group happened to include one who was gender-confused, and the student’s mother complained. This same mother had previously filed a complaint about his distributing Christian flyers at a gay pride march.

This action further highlights the increasing trend of marginalizing Christians publicly and censoring or punishing them because of their beliefs.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent (without self-control), fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady (haughty), highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:1-4,12-15).

 


Nov 27

Call to Prayer Nov.27:  Where to Begin…?

Let’s see…what to choose to ask the brethren to pray about this week…? In these last of the last days before Christ returns, there is no shortage of topics. God, who desires that none should perish, is trying to get the unbelieving world’s attention to turn to His Blessed Son as Savior, who is God in the flesh; for there is no other way by which one can enter Heaven except through Christ, who paid for our sins with His own precious blood.

As the U.S. Celebrated Thanksgiving, More Homeless Than Ever Needed to Be Fed

Homelessness has increased in recent years in major cities across the U.S. in numbers not seen since the Great Depression. Hardest hit of these cities are those in New York, California, Oregon and Washington. The greatest numbers of homeless are veterans, women and children. There is a pattern in all this. Every major city that is poverty stricken is run by liberals, which shows that the poor, who they claim to care so much about, are suffering under their bad government.

Speaking of the Holidays, Should You Buy the Alexa Device for Christmas?

Alexa is programmed with liberal left beliefs. For example: It tells you there are two main categories of the gender binary spectrum, male and female, but that many other categories exist. That said, Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder pulled a fast one on people regarding the device in his video this week. Crowder turned off the tape after asking it, “Who is Jesus?” Then he apparently asked it something off camera that caused it to answer (after he turned the video back on) that Jesus was a fictional character. Alexa actually says “He was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who is the central figure of Christianity.” He pulled another stunt regarding the question, “Who is Mohammad?” Still, be forewarned that there are liberal left beliefs programmed into Alexa.

New “Experiment” on Our Children Coming to the Educational System

As if the Marxist “useful idiots” that Soviet defector, Yuri Besmenov, warned us of in 1984 haven’t already done enough damage to our youth’s minds in the educational system, etc., Bill Gates doesn’t feel like he’s done enough damage yet with his Common (Communist) Core “experiment” on our children, so he’s planning another “experiment.” What is it? We haven’t been told.

You can also hear this globalist on YouTube saying that we can “reduce the human population through vaccines and health care.” His mention of health care was separate from reproductive so-called health care (aka abortion), which he then added was another way to reduce the population.

The Transgender Agenda Continues to be Forced Upon Our Children

From Breitbart: Teachers should avoid calling female pupils “girls” or “ladies” because it means they are “constantly reminded of their gender,” a former government mental health tsar has said.

Natasha Devon, who was appointed MBE in 2015 for “services to young people,” said the move would help transgendered children as well as encourage female and male students to defy traditional notions of gender, which affect “well-being.” She told the Girls’ School Association’s annual conference in Manchester, England that she would “never walk into a room in an all-girls’ school and say ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ because it is “patronizing.” Teachers should instead address youngsters as “pupils,” “students,” or even just “people,” she insisted.

The Children of ISIS

There is a huge problem with what to do about the children and wives of ISIS fighters who have been killed or captured, and not just in Iraq. Men came to Iraq from Turkey to join ISIS, but also from Germany, Africa, etc. These nations are willing to take the children back, but hesitate to accept the women, as they are considered to be a threat (having chosen to marry ISIS terrorists). Many young children are living in crowded, filthy conditions in jails with their mothers while the debate goes on.

Bombing of Mosque in Iraq

The death toll is now over 300 dead and over 100 injured in the bombing of an Iraqi mosque. If ISIS has been defeated, then why were ISIS flags seen on the vehicles that converged on the mosque? One survivor said that the terrorists went through the mosque, making sure everyone was dead, and that he survived because he was underneath dead bodies. Over two dozen of the dead were children. It is believed this mosque was targeted because it is considered to be of the Sufi mystical sect who reveres saints and shrines.

Iran Threat Looming Large

Iranian leaders and military generals have ramped up their threats this week. Iran has become the world’s number one threat, so much so that other Arab nations are meeting to discuss what to do, and Saudi Arabia has even aligned itself with Israel and the U.S. for protection. Russia refuses to get Iran to back out of Syria. Israel next door is under the greatest threat and vows to take matters into her own hands if need be. We see the last days prophesied fulfillment of Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38-39 getting closer by the day.

Proverbs 8: A Call for Wisdom, But in it is Christ

I felt the need to ask all who read this ‘call to prayer’ to read Proverbs 8. Please read the whole proverb, but here is an excerpt:

“Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things…They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction…Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways…Blessed is the man that heareth me…For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.”

Proper wisdom can only be found in God’s Word—The Holy Bible—in which one will find Christ.


Nov 20

Call to Prayer: “When will it End?”

We’re asking for prayer this week regarding two concerns, not that there aren’t many more. One is for the injured victims and families of the deceased in yet another mass shooting. On November 13 and 14, 44-year-old Kevin Neal, who had a history of mental and anger issues, including arrests, perpetrated a series of shootings in Rancho Tehama Reserve in California, using a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns. He was barred from owning guns after a stabbing incident in January; however, he manufactured the guns at his home.

He killed five people and wounded 12 others at several crime scenes, including at an elementary school. In addition to the victims who were shot during the rampage, several others were injured by shattered glass.

Neal killed his wife on November 13 and hid her body under the floorboards in their home.The next day, November 14, he killed two neighbors with whom he’d been feuding, claiming they were making meth and that the fumes were injuring his nine dogs. (Neal himself was a pot grower, which is a big business in California Land. His sister has since stated that she believed he was addicted to drugs. If indeed his dogs were affected, perhaps they were nibbling on those plants).

After the initial murders, Neal went on a random shooting spree, firing at vehicles and pedestrians. He ran inside an elementary school, firing at windows and walls, and tried to get inside classrooms, which were locked down by a diligent custodian as soon as shots were heard. This same custodian also rounded up children to get inside and hide in the classrooms when the shooter rammed a stolen truck through the front gates.

Two children were shot and wounded at the school, and a woman was shot as she tried to distract Neal away from the school.After leaving there, Neal continued his rampage before being killed by sheriff deputies.

Six of those shot and wounded were children – two very young students at the school, and three other children from the same family who were wounded when Neal shot at their vehicle. Their mother was also shot.

Six-year-old Aileen Favela said she wasn’t aware of what was happening when a classmate yelled for her to “get down.” She said she was worried about her brother during the shooting.  Both are now afraid to go to school. Surely many other children feel the same way.

Victims’ families have turned to online fundraisers to help with medical expenses.

The other request for prayer concerns our nation. The minions of madness, who have proven they’ll stop at nothing to wrest back power, are upping the ante in trying to remove our president from office. Several House Democrats on Wednesday filed articles of impeachment, needless to say for bogus reasons, one of them being the fact that $73,000 in federal tax dollars was spent for Secret Service golf carts at the president’s Mar-a-Lago Florida resort. Seriously? President Trump doesn’t take a salary for one thing; and for another, how many times did Obama play golf while president, which required Secret Service, not to mention the tons of vacations?

Here was another outlandish claim: “It’s time for Congress to take action to stop this reckless and harmful behavior by removing Mr. Trump from office and to defend and uphold the Constitution of the United States.” How ironic is that? Since when does the Marxist Democrat Party of today care about our Constitution? A million-dollar ad campaign is being launched to try and stoke public sentiment for their seditious, global agenda. And California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (whose actions prove she isn’t qualified to be in politics, to say the least) continues her rhetoric. At a Glamour magazine event on Monday in New York, she asked attendees to chant along with her, “Impeach him. Impeach Trump.”

The hypocrisy is astounding, but nevertheless is something we should expect in these upside-down last days. Speaking of which, invoking the power of demonic false gods was part of the equation at the “Catharsis on the Mall” in D.C. last weekend, where a statue of  Shiva the Destroyer looked upon the Washington Monument; and a giant metal statue of Abraxas the Dragon was rolled through the streets around the Capitol in a protest march. This “demon lord of magic wands” is also present in the game “Dungeons and Dragons.”

“Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:11-16).

The end-of-days birth pangs are upon us and will continue to increase in intensity and frequency. We’re seeing the signs that the Tribulation is near, and only those in Christ will be removed from the earth to escape the wrath to come.

“And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another …And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold… As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:10, 12, 37).


Nov. 13

Pray for Sutherland… and More!

We have yet another mass murder! In the small town of 400 people in Sutherland, Texas, many were in the First Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 5th, and were methodically mowed down by a madman. 26 people were killed and 20 others were injured.Among those murdered were eight children and an unborn child. Nine of those killed were from the same family, which included the unborn child. As of this writing, some of the injured are still in critical condition. The children suffered the most injuries.

The Left Said Don’t Bother to Pray

So-called “progressives” reacted with venomous criticism to those who offered thoughts and prayers. The vilest of comments came from Hollywood and the political arena. Prayer was mocked and also the victims! Of course they blamed a lack of gun-control laws for the shooting. Yet the very cities with the strictest gun-control laws in our nation have the most shootings.

The Real Problem is Spiritual

Our founding fathers were as imperfect as we all are; but they believed in the power of prayer, and so did most of those who built this nation. However, those who aim to “fundamentally transform America” don’t want prayer. They don’t want God.

Our president offered thoughts and prayers to Sutherland:

“To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period. Scripture teaches us, ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’”

President Trump needs our continuous prayers to fight off those who mean to take him down along with this nation—the only nation standing in the way of the implementation of the globalists’ New World Order.

They’re Destroying Minds and Bodies of the Children

Stay in continuous prayer for the children, who are under attack in every way from everywhere. In the news this week: A 7th grade teacher gave a lesson on “changing sexes,” including a video on transgender surgery. Google has a YouTube cartoon app in which millions of children are watching Spider-Man urinate on Elsa from ‘Frozen’; Mickey Mouse hit by a car & dying in front of a crying Minnie; Pippa the Pig tortured while screaming and crying, a cartoon character dancing on a stripper pole, etc. An excerpt is shown as proof on the site canadafreepress.com titled, “Parents need to tell Google to Take.Their.YouTube-Kids-App. Down.”

Perversion Knows No Bounds

In the news is the arrest of Democrat politician, Philip Ahr, who went by DaddyX in his online chats. According to investigators, Ahr has sent and received hundreds of child porn images since 2014, some depicting infants and toddlers as well as “sadomasochistic abuse and abuse involving children and animals.”

Pray for and comfort one another. Pray for strength to endure these dark days as we await our Blessed Hope—our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ—to call us Home.

“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:13-15).


Nov. 6

Pray for the Injured in NYC Terror Attack and for Families of Those who were Killed, etc.

The Globalist Agenda is to Blame

On October 31, eight people were killed and a dozen injured in New York City when a terrorist ran over bicyclists and rammed a school bus. The victims included students, school staff and tourists from Argentina and Belgium.

One of the students was said to be in critical condition. Three members of one family were injured; the mother received such massive trauma to both legs that they had to be amputated. Her husband and son suffered head and neck injuries.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, calling the killer, Sayfullo Saipov, a “soldier of the caliphate.”

This terrorist is a Muslim from Uzbekistan who came here in 2010 as part of the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, in which people from foreign countries are randomly chosen to receive a green card, allowing them to come to the US. About 50,000 of these green cards are awarded annually. Congress created the program in 1990 to “further diversify” the US. Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer of New York drafted the language creating the program when he was a member of the House of Representatives.

Critics say this program has no justification. Of course it doesn’t, but it fits the globalist agenda. President Trump argued for its elimination last month (as part of any deal to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants), saying the program should have been “merit based.”

Regarding More Minion Madness and Mayhem

Thankfully, Saturday’s “Refuse Fascism” protests, which organizers had hoped would attract many thousands at each location, were not that successful. “Refuse Fascism” is considered to be a non-violent protest organization, as opposed to Antifa. Obviously, those paid Soros thugs were not called upon for Saturday’s march.

As this post is being typed, the Worldwide Million-Mask March has not yet taken place (scheduled for November 5th). It has shown to be more violent every year.

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come… evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” (2 Timothy 3:1,13).

As always, pray that our nation will not be taken over by the prophesied sinister global government until Jesus calls up His true believers in the rapture.


Oct. 30 

Prayer is needed regarding Saturday, November 4th.

The group that planned for national protests to begin on November 4th at various locations (which it hopes will continue until the Trump administration is removed) is not called “Antifa.” It is called “Refuse Fascism” and was started by Bob Avakian of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, after the Democrat party (which today shares their same goals) lost the election. They are the real fascists who employ the Marxist tactic of projecting their guilt onto the innocent party in order to create confusion.

The end goal of Marxism and Socialism is Communism; all end badly, as those of us who know real history can attest to and see happening in Venezuela today.

The group’s co-founder, Sunsara Taylor, claims they have not partnered with similar groups, although they have been at protests with Antifa. She claims that their group is non-violent, but does not condemn any tactics others use to protest. Of course, it is reasonable to assume that other Soros’ funded groups, such as Antifa, will join this protest in their joint effort to take down the U.S. and bring on  sinister, global government—which the Bible tells us will exist during the Tribulation.

Don’t take the bait. This is what these demonically-inspired groups want so they can blame any violence on Trump supporters. Let the police, and if needed, the National Guard, deal with them. The best thing we can do is to stay home and pray for our law-enforcement officers and military, and that our president—and those who share the same constitutional principles—can  hold onto our freedom until Christ calls up His true believers in the rapture.

These deceived minions hate Bible-believing Christianity. A September 28 post on the “Refuse Fascism” Facebook page said that they are against “Bible believers.” And on their website they refer to us as “Christian theocrats…who want to encode their oppressive and hateful values into law.” (Theocrats are considered to be those who support government by divine guidance or by divinely-guided officials).

As for the national blackout drill that will take place from November 4-6,  conducted by the Department of Defense, we should not assume it is a “real” blackout. Similar drills have been conducted in recent years and were “simulated” exercises to practice crisis response and information sharing in the event of an EMP attack.

“Even so, come Lord Jesus.”


Oct. 23

Call for Continued Prayer for the Children

Satan is targeting the most vulnerable members of society — the children. In every area he aims to influence their minds from an early age:  in the education system (preschool through college), on TV, in movies, video games, books, etc.

Drag queens dressed as outrageously as possible read books and sing songs that promote the LGBTQI agenda to small children in New York public libraries. Just this week at the Michelle Obama Public Library in California, a satanic-looking drag queen, complete with goat horns, read to the children. And these children are accompanied by complicit parents! In recent months a Luciferian-looking drag queen was even a guest on a children’s TV show.

Sex trafficking of children is not just lurking deep in the shadows of the Middle East, Africa and Asia as one might expect. It’s become persistent worldwide with some on the receiving end in “high places.”

Ontario is a major center for human trafficking in Canada. London is a popular destination for sex traffickers in the UK due to its proximity to Hwy. 401, the American border and Toronto. The biggest sex exploitation scandal in UK history was recently exposed in Rotherham; it’s been going on for years, largely ignored by authorities — Muslim taxi drivers removing children from homes and schools, and then taking them elsewhere for sex, even dousing them with gasoline as a warning of what would happen to them if they tell.

In the US there is an epidemic of children caught up in sex trafficking. FBI agents and local police carried out a four-day nationwide sweep from Oct.12-15 to rescue children from all 50 states. 84 children have been recovered and 120 alleged traffickers were arrested. In one instance, a man offered up a 3-month-old baby and her 5-year-old sister for a payment of $600. And he was “a friend” of the children’s family!

God’s Word warns ANYONE who ruins His children: “Whoever causes the downfall of one of these little ones who believe in Me–it would be better for him if a heavy millstone were hung around his neck and he were drowned in the depths of the sea!” (Matthew 18:6).

We must stay in constant prayer for the children. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:12).