Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Prayer Request

This is from my cousin Rodney  and his wife who are Southern Baptist Missionaries
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me


 






Date: Sunday, February 19, 2006 3:48 AM
From: Rod Frizzell
To: Iwanna Frizzell , Gary Krug , Benny Frizzell


Dear Parents,

I will be including this information in an email to prayer partners today or tomorrow, but I want you to please have your churches praying for Uganda right now. Presidential elections are this Thursday, the 23rd and things could get interesting. Actually, they have been a bit interesting in some places, just not really where we’ve been. Please pray that the elections and the days following will be peaceful and that those who do not earn by vote the title of president will allow it to go as the people have said and will not contest the vote with violence or ….. Rod and I both believe we are to be home, here in Jinja during this time as all in the IMB here in Uganda are as far as I know. Much of the India/Indian population has gone to Kenya as well as some of the wealthier Ugandans from what we hear. Still, we don’t expect anything really bad or we believe God would have told us to leave. Some of our friends want us to go to Mombassa with them for a week or two, but we’ll save our vacation time and money for when we are with the kids. We may get an all expenses paid trip to Mombassa in April while the kids are home anyway. Some of our friends who are missionaries in Tanzania asked if we’d like to do youth ministry for their cluster during their cluster meeting in Mombassa starting April 10 if the volunteer team who might be doing the youth is not coming. Hopefully we’ll know about that in a week or so.

While we were in Kenya we asked Alyssa and Jerod what they would want us to get out of Uganda with if we do have to evacuate and Jerod didn’t have anything in mind but Alyssa wants us to take her curtains – these are the curtains I made the girls for their room together in Fort Worth when Alyssa was about a year old!! She is so sentimentalJ I was planning to take them down and have them washed before the end of term anyway. We are going to pack up all our pictures and special Christmas ornaments and other special irreplaceables just in case, but like I said, we don’t expect anything really bad – just trying to be prepared just in case. As interesting as presidential elections can be in the States it seems a bit more interesting here for some reason. Please don’t worry about us, we are fine (except for the stomach bug Rod must have picked up while working at RVA) and preparing to hunker down and hibernate till election hoopla is over. Please just have your churches pray for safety and peace in Uganda during this time.



Love ya lots,

Penny



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Article by Dutch Sheets

 

 
 
 
Article by Dutch Sheets

February 21, 2006

Dear Friends,

We have reached an amazing point in our quest to turn America back to God and His purposes for her.   Great momentum has been produced by the prayers of the Church.   An especially encouraging report is the breakthrough occurring in the Northeast part of the nation.   I was involved in an amazing meeting in New Haven, Connecticut, January 19-20.   What the Lord said to New England and the Northeast in this meeting actually began in October and November of last year.  

In October I was given a dream.   The setting of the dream was New Haven, Connecticut, and Gateway Christian Fellowship led by Brian Simmons.   Chuck Pierce was with me in the dream.   The Lord instructed me to decree three things:

    • Miracles would come to the house
    • Miracles would come as a result of covenant
    • And the region would be baptized into the miraculous.

I’ll come back to the dream, but first I must mention another word from Chuck Pierce to the region.   In November Chuck was ministering in New Jersey.   In the meeting, those present began asking the Holy Spirit to stir up the Wind of God in northern New Jersey.   They decreed that the Wind of Awakening for the churches, state, and region (touching New England and New York) would blow.   The Lord began to speak, “I say to you do not fear the snow.   Even in the time of snow the wind will begin to blow.   When this wind reaches 67 miles per hour, you will know that one season has ended and you are entering into your future.   I say let the Wind blow!”   The Lord later referred to it as the “Awakening Wind.”   On January 19-20, the Lord in His sovereign timing used Brian Simmons to bring Chuck and me to New Haven to minister the message given to me in the dream.   The day before we arrived, the wind was recorded at 68 mph.   The headlines of the paper in Connecticut read, “Blown Away.”

Only the Lord could have had the wind blow the day before our meetings all over New England and the original colonies of our nation as a sign that the season has changed and NOW is the time for awakening.   There will be a move of the Spirit characterized by miracles, signs and wonders.   The winds hit as a sign, scheduled perfectly by the Lord to precede the public declaration.   We made the declarations given in my dream, as the Lord instructed, and the crowd from all over New England resounded with a shout of agreement!   The “womb of the nation,” as the Lord referred to the New England region a few years back when speaking to me, is definitely open.   Expect to see incredible things!

Concerning breakthrough in turning the U.S. government, nowhere is it more visible than in the Courts.   The speed with which it has been happening is almost mind-boggling.   With two Supreme Court Justices having been replaced, the balance is quickly changing.   With one more change, which I predict will occur this year, we will have seen a 60-year stronghold broken in one year.   Of course, the overall process has actually taken much longer, with only the fruit coming quickly.

The anti-life forces see the handwriting on the wall.   In an article found on Reuters, Carey Gillam states:

It was just a typical week in Middle America where the decades-old debate over abortion rights has become a full-blown battle.   But even as they continue to raise money and march around state capitols, the view from the pro-choice side is this is a fight they are losing.

The expected Senate confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court of conservative jurist Samuel Alito, who is favored by anti-abortion

advocates, is seen as a key turning point.   Yet it is only the latest in a series of blows to abortion rights advocates.

The pro-choice groups find themselves facing a virtual avalanche of state legislation that ranges from laws banning abortions in almost

all circumstances to laws limiting the disbursement of birth control and

restricting sex education.

President George W. Bush is a vocal supporter of the anti-abortion movement.   Conservative church groups across the country increasingly

oppose abortion.

“I think Roe in the short term will be dismantled,” said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.   “We have an anti-choice president, an anti-choice Congress and now… with the confirmation of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court, we are seeing the potential for a very right-leaning,

anti-choice Supreme Court.”

In another interesting article, Phillip Jauregui speaks of the effectiveness of our prayers with great poignancy:

The prayers of the saints have inflicted a devastating toll on the spiritual forces that have held this Nation in bondage by ruling over the Supreme Court.   The spiritual forces of wickedness that have reigned over this Nation through the Supreme Court are reeling like a dazed boxer.   The round after round after round pressing of intercessors has worn these forces down to the point that they are ready to fall to the canvas.   Now is not the time to fight as we normally fight.   Now is the time to go for the knock-out.   Now is

the time to pray with ferocious force and confidence.

Jauregui’s final point brings me to the heart of this communication.   Now is NOT the time to let up in our prayers.   I recently received a letter from a trusted friend and spiritual leader, Jay Comiskey, emphasizing this point.   God has been speaking to him through WW II’s Battle of the Bulge.   Here, in his own words, is his warning and exhortation:

The D-Day invasion (June, 1944) was a significant breakthrough for the Allies.   However, six months later in December, they were panicked by the surprise attack of Hitler’s forces in the Battle of the Bulge.   Hitler launched a massive counteroffensive that caught everyone off guard. I believe the Lord is telling us to prepare, listen, and pray for the next battle on the Supreme Court.   I believe our resolve and courage will be tested as never before.

In retrospect, we know the Battle of the Bulge was truly the ‘last gasp’ of the enemy.   However, this surprise offensive by Hitler baffled Allied commanders and caused a panic.   Unprepared troops were sent into battle.   Everyone was caught off guard by the magnitude of the fierce attack. America lost 19,000 soldiers in this one battle lasting six weeks.   We should soberly reflect on this great battle. . .

Dutch, where are we now in the Battle for the Supreme Court?   We are standing between our ‘D-Day Victory’ and the soon coming ‘Battle of the

Bulge.’   The tide has turned in our favor for the battle for the Supreme Court, but I believe the Battle of the Bulge reminds us that often the enemy’s last battles are their most desperate and vicious.

I am confident we will prevail in the third strike.   I believe the Lord Himself has declared: ‘Three strikes and they’re out!’   Nevertheless, I believe the Holy Spirit is calling us to a higher level of alertness, waiting on Him, and listening before the battle begins!

Dutch, I believe we are being called into the Lord’s War Council to hear His counsel and wisdom.   His strategies are beginning to come forth!   Let’s enter in and listen!

I concur completely.   Let’s be proactive, not reactive.   My friend and co-laborer Chuck Pierce gave me the encouraging word recently that the governmental prayer movement is no longer simply discerning the times and praying accordingly.   We have reached such a place of strength and authority that we are creating the times and seasons – in accordance with the will and plan of God, of course.   My determination is that we will not be as the king who smote the ground only three times, resulting in partial victory.   We will go all the way, striking in intercession until we prevail fully (see 2 Kings 13:14-19).

Let’s press in as never before.   We have “hit our stride” and can finish the race by seeing one of the greatest seasons of change in America’s history.   When we do, we will hand the fruit to Christ, who is due all the praise, and to our posterity that will inherit a different America.

Yours for the Cause,

Dutch Sheets

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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House Republicans’ Pro-Life Bills Pass Committee, Go to Floor for Vote
        
OKLAHOMA CITY – Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House on Monday gave quick approval to a package of pro-life legislation first announced by House Republicans last week.
 
"These measures foster a culture of life in Oklahoma," said Speaker Todd Hiett (R-Kellyville). "These are common sense measures that make sure women have all of the information available about abortion decisions. And we’re doing what we can to protect unborn children from harm."
 
Lawmakers in the House Health and Human Services Committee today passed the Republican package of pro-life legislation. The bills next go to the House floor for a vote:
 
House Bill 2496, the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, authored by Rep. John Trebilcock (R-Broken Arrow), would require that a woman considering an abortion be informed that her child could experience pain during an abortion, if the child is 20 weeks or older. The bill would also require that a woman be counseled about the option of anesthesia for her child to alleviate pain.
 
House Bill 2614, authored by Rep. Kevin Calvey (R-Del City), would require that a woman considering an abortion be given the option of seeing her baby through an ultrasound. The ultrasound could take place at an abortion facility or another location.
 
House Bill 2654, the Oklahoma Statistical Reporting of Abortion Act, authored by Rep. Susan Winchester (R-Chickasha), would require all physicians performing or treating abortions to report complete and accurate information regarding abortions and their consequences in Oklahoma. For example, the bill would require tracking the number of abortions, the circumstances surrounding abortions and the medical complications arising from abortions.
 
House Republican Leadership Announces Faith-Based Agenda
OKLAHOMA CITY – Speaker Todd Hiett, along with House GOP leaders Rep. Lance Cargill and Rep. Thad Balkman, recently announced measures aimed at strengthening faith-based partnerships in Oklahoma while tackling some of the state’s most pressing social problems.
 
"When it comes to problems like the explosion of gambling addiction or repeat offenders in our state, Oklahoma’s faith-based programs can help repair our state’s frayed safety net," said Speaker Todd Hiett (R-Kellyville). "We know the role Oklahoma’s faith-based organizations play in our communities every day, and we must have their help to solve social challenges."
 
The centerpiece of the House GOP faith-based agenda are three measures providing a charitable tax credit, helping prison inmates prepare for life after they’ve served their sentences, and helping compulsive gamblers in Oklahoma.
 
Tax Credits for Charitable Donations - House Bill 3122, authored by Speaker Hiett and co-authored by Rep. Brian Bingman, would establish a new tax credit for those who give more to charities that assist the poor. Individuals could get a $200 credit, while couples would get a $300 credit in 2007 and $400 thereafter. The credit would apply to individuals who give more than they did either in the 2006 tax year or the first year they itemize. Individuals would also garner the credit if they gave more than 2 percent of their gross income. The credit is similar to a measure enacted in Arizona.
 
Aiming to Reduce Repeat Offenders in Oklahoma Prisons- House Bill 3037, the "Restorative Justice Act of 2006," would establish new incentives for expanded partnerships between prison officials and faith-based & community groups.
 
"Government alone can’t do it all," said Rep. Cargill (R-Harrah), Majority Floor Leader, who conducted an interim study and held hearings to develop the HB 3037 plan. Cargill said the incentives in HB 3037 would aim to lower repeat offender rates by preparing inmates for life beyond prison walls before they are released. The HB 3037 plan has four main elements:
  • Tying recidivism rates to the evaluation of Oklahoma’s prison system.
  • Ensuring that corrections facilities recruit and welcome volunteers and establish partnerships with faith-based and com-munity groups to provide services.
  • Coordinating re-entry programs to help inmates find jobs, housing, substance abuse treatment, medical care and mental health services.
  • Establishing collaboration among private and public sectors to connect inmates to employment opportunities and ser-vices before release.
 
Helping Oklahoma’s Gambling Addicts - Meanwhile, to address the growing problem of compulsive gambling in Oklahoma, House Bill 2408, introduced by Rep. Thad Balkman (R-Norman), would provide a reliable source of funds for compulsive gambling treatment. Previously, gambling treatment programs re-ceived state funding only from unclaimed lottery prize money – an uncertain and very limited source of cash -- and $250,000 from casino revenue. However, while the legalization of casinos has fueled an explosion in problem gamblers, the state has received only a small fraction of the money promised.
 
House Bill 2408 would require the Oklahoma Lottery Commission to spend $500,000 per year on gambling treatment programs for the first time. The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services would have over-sight of treatment programs and the legislation directs the agency to work with faith-based programs as part of the treatment initiative.
 
House Bill 2408 would also require "truth in advertising" in lottery marketing, including a disclosure of the actual odds of winning. The bill would require the Oklahoma Lottery Commission to disclose the odds of winning each lottery game by stating the odds in advertisements or by posting the odds at each retail outlet selling tickets. Similar legislation passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives last year on a 98-0 vote.
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House OKS counseling on fetal pain

Associated Press
Feb. 14, 2006 12:00 AM

The Arizona House on Monday voted to make doctors tell women seeking abortions that their fetuses could experience pain even if the women receive pain medication.

The requirement would apply to pregnant women with fetuses at least 20 weeks from conception. It would not apply to women with medical conditions in which an immediate abortion is needed to save their lives or to avoid serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of major bodily function.

Under the bill, a physician who violates the requirement would be deemed to have engaged in unprofessional conduct and be subject to a license suspension or revocation.

House Bill 2554 was approved 36-21 and goes to the Senate.

Rep. Pamela Gorman, R-Anthem, said government should require that women get information needed to make informed decisions about their health. "It's all about additional choice," she said.

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Phoenix, said the bill would erode a woman's right to control her body and career.

"We all know the real reason for this kind of legislation," Sinema said.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Indiana Proposal

 

Ind. Proposal: Life Starts at Conception

By DEANNA MARTIN
ASSOCIATED PRESS

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana women seeking an abortion would be told life begins at conception under a proposal that would give the state one of the furthest-reaching abortion consent laws in the country.

Only one state - South Dakota - has gone so far in what it orders doctors to tell women before they can get abortions, and that law has been blocked by a court.

Supporters say the legislation would provide women key information before making an irreversible decision, but critics argue it blurs the line between church and state and could infringe on doctors' First Amendment rights.

"To put our religion or faithful beliefs into a statute that's going to be law, without being able to back it up scientifically, I have real hard questions about doing that," said Indiana Rep. John Ulmer, a Republican who voted against the bill.

Indiana is one of 29 states with "informed consent" laws that require women seeking an abortion to receive information about the procedure, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights organization in New York and Washington, D.C., that researches and tracks state abortion legislation.

Most tell women assistance is available for prenatal care, childbirth and infant care if they decide to carry their pregnancy to term. Three states - Arkansas, Nevada and Wisconsin - provide information about the possible psychological effects of an abortion.

Only South Dakota has beginning-of-life language similar to Indiana's proposal, which would require women seeking an abortion to be informed in writing that "human life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm."

Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota challenged South Dakota's law, saying it infringed on doctors' First Amendment rights. No trial date has been set, but U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier of Rapid City granted a preliminary injunction last year blocking enforcement of the law, saying the plaintiffs have a good chance of winning.

The Indiana bill also would require abortion providers to tell women that a fetus may be able to feel pain. Such notice is required in Arkansas, Georgia and Minnesota, but those states specify that it applies to fetuses at 20 weeks gestation or later, while Indiana's proposal does not specify a gestation period.

Indiana's current law requires doctors to tell women about risks and alternatives to abortion, and to provide information about the fetus' age and potential viability. Doctors also must offer to show women an ultrasound of the fetus.

The proposed changes cleared the Republican-controlled House on a 70-30 vote Feb. 1; a committee of the GOP-led Senate is set to consider the bill this month.

Republican Rep. Tim Harris, the Indiana bill's House sponsor, said he did not intend to restrict abortion.

"We in no way infringe on a woman's right to an abortion," Harris said. "That's still legal. That is still the law of the land."

Supporters say the bill would give women information they need.

Dorothy Timbs, of the National Right to Life Committee, said many women seeking an abortion are told the fetus is nothing more than "a blob of tissue." She says women need to understand the consequences of an abortion on both the fetus and themselves.

"This is a decision that profoundly affects both forever and is irreversible," she said. "Women deserve this information. The more they have, the better off they are."

Abortion-rights supporters say that's only true if the information is based in medical fact.

"We're seeing more and more informed consent laws passed that are politically motivated, with items in there trying to dissuade women from having abortions, rather than being politically neutral and giving women true risks and benefits," said Vicki Saporta, president of the National Abortion Federation, the professional association of abortion providers in the United States and Canada.

Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin said Indiana's proposal could withstand free-speech challenges if doctors tell women the information is required by the state and might not necessarily reflect their own views.

"If a doctor can put it in those terms, then he's acting as a conduit from the state to the woman," he said.

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Friday, February 10, 2006

Re: News from South Dakota

Go South Dakota!!
KB

On 2/10/06, di <di@jurick.com> wrote:

SD House Approves Abortion Ban

The South Dakota House has passed a bill that would nearly ban all abortions in the state, ushering the issue to the state Senate.

Supporters are pushing the measure in hopes of drawing a legal challenge that will cause the US Supreme Court to reverse its 1973 decision legalizing abortion.

The bill banning all abortions in South Dakota was passed 47-to-22 in the House.

Amendments aimed at carving out exemptions for rape, incest and the health of women were rejected.

The bill does contain a loophole that allows abortions if women are in danger of dying. Doctors who do those abortions could not be prosecuted.
 



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News from South Dakota

SD House Approves Abortion Ban

The South Dakota House has passed a bill that would nearly ban all abortions in the state, ushering the issue to the state Senate.

Supporters are pushing the measure in hopes of drawing a legal challenge that will cause the US Supreme Court to reverse its 1973 decision legalizing abortion.

The bill banning all abortions in South Dakota was passed 47-to-22 in the House.

Amendments aimed at carving out exemptions for rape, incest and the health of women were rejected.

The bill does contain a loophole that allows abortions if women are in danger of dying. Doctors who do those abortions could not be prosecuted.
 

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Saturday, February 04, 2006

oops correction

It's 3:47 in the morning -- I can't read.
 
It was Kerry -- not Kerri Starr who sent the info on John Boehner

This inquiring mind had wanted to know

My friend, Kerri Star sent me a link to this.  I considered it very good news.
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New House Majority Leader Strong Believer in Sanctity of Life

By Jody Brown and Chad Groening
February 3, 2006

(AgapePress) - The GOP has a new majority leader in the U.S. House -- and his unabashedly pro-life leanings have at least one pro-family leader singing his praises.

A little more than one year into his eighth term in the House, Ohio Congressman John Boehner now finds himself in one of the primary leadership roles of his party. On Thursday (February 2), he was chosen by his fellow Republicans in the House as majority leader, beating out Missouri Representative Roy Blunt by a vote of 122-109. Following his victory, the Ohioan stated that Republicans in the House will "rededicate ourselves to dealing with big issues that the American people expect us to deal with."

Among conservative and Christians, the issue of the sanctity of life is no doubt among those issues. And according to a mid-January letter to his colleagues in the House, life and the protection thereof are paramount to John Boehner as well. In that correspondence, the congressmen -- a lifelong Roman Catholic and one of 12 children -- states he believes, and has always believed, that life begins at conception.

"This is not a political position I've adopted for the sake of expedience or convenience; it is part of who I am and have always been, since long before the thought of running for office had ever entered my mind," he says. "It is a belief I feel passionately from deep within my soul."

According to the National Right to Life Committee and Family Research Council, Boehner has a 100 percent voting record on pro-life issues. Not surprisingly, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund gives the congressman a score of zero, noting his "anti-choice" responses on issues such as abortion access for minors, members of the military, and low-income women; insurance coverage for contraceptives; and funding for "international family planning."

In his letter, Boehner reassures GOP members of the House that as he has in the past, he will vote to protect the rights of unborn children. "My voting record is consistent with what I believe," he says. "If I am elected as your majority leader, my voting record will not change."

Boehner acknowledges that he has on occasion voted for what he calls "imperfect products" because he sees them as an "improvement over the status quo." But when considering legislation that "condones the destruction of innocent human life," the lawmaker says he "refuse[s] to compromise."

"I have always voted to protect the rights of unborn children," he says, "and as long as I am an elected official, I will continue to do so."

Pro-Family Praise
It is that unequivocal pro-life stance that Phil Burress finds attractive in his congressional representative. Burress, who heads up Citizens for Community Values (CCV) in Boehner's hometown of Cincinnati, attests to the congressman's solid record as a pro-family and pro-life advocate.

"I talked with John just last week about this and asked him some questions about our values -- and he is solid," says Burress. "In fact on Family Research Council's scorecard he has scored a hundred for the past several years, being right on the issues."

Boehner, he adds, is "solid -- so the pro-family groups should be rejoicing and praising God for an answer to prayer."

Burress points out that in 1994 Boehner was heavily involved with the GOP leadership when it crafted the "Contract with America," which the CCV leader says "moved the pro-family movement to a new height in activity and involvement."

© 2006 AgapePress

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Sounds of rejoicing in the camp

NBC Cancels 'Book of Daniel'

Bowing to the power of the pocketbook – the failure to attract advertisers – NBC has decided to pull the plug on its controversial new show "The Book of Daniel.”

"NBC didn’t want to eat their economic losses,” said Donald E. Wildmon, chairman of the American Family Association.

"Had NBC not had to eat millions of dollars each time it aired, NBC would have kept ‘Daniel’ alive. But when the sponsors dropped the program, NBC decided it didn’t want to continue the fight.”

The prime-time soap opera featuring Aidan Quinn as a morally conflicted priest was virtually abandoned by advertisers, forcing the network to air promos instead.

 A number of affiliates refused to air the show.

According to Wildmon, NBC’s decision "shows the average American that he doesn’t have to simply sit back and take the trash being offered on TV, but he can get involved and fight back with his pocketbook.

"We want to thank the 678,394 individuals who sent e-mails to NBC and the thousands who called and e-mailed their local affiliates.”

The plot of "The Book of Daniel” generated far more controversy than advertising dollars. As NewsMax reported before the show first aired:

Quinn plays Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis – and who regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus.

The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old drug-dealing daughter and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop’s daughter.

Further linking his work and family issues, Webster’s lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law.

 

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Kim Clement

November 20, 2005- Pasadena, CA

God will raise up men and women and take the media and bring righteousness into California. Righteousness is coming to California. There is a righteous rain that's coming into California. I'm not talking about another state now. I'm talking about the state that's supposed to be in the sea. The state that's supposed to be in the sea is going to have a rain of righteousness, an extended period of grace. Gay churches will feel the power of My Spirit. And they will say, this cannot be. Why would God desecrate? Why would God go into such a place? Because there are hungry people saying, we want to gather together. And God said, I am going to go into every gay church in this land, and I am going to shake, and I'm going to cause My Spirit to change them, put a song in their mouth and bring salvation and deliverance.

I have opened a door and no man shall shut it. And there is not a man that can shut the door that I have just opened right now. There is no man that can stop My word from going to your houses and raising up the unbelievers in your house. The spirit of influence and multiplication is in this building. The heavens are opened up so that you can receive a spirit of multiplication. No man shall stop Me from doing what I said I am going to do. People shall say, but we have heard these things before. There is an enemy that has embarked upon a journey to stop the property, to stop the people from moving in, to raise up a sound for the generation that is about to come. Do you understand that a generation that were not meant for good and were not meant to be raised up shall be the greatest generation of believers ever? Do you realize that as you walked into this building the Spirit of the Lord grabbed a hold of your heart to equip it so that you would say, truly when I came there I felt vengeance, I felt the grief. But as I got further and deeper I realized God was raising up a sound out of me.

Your hearts are open, your minds are ready. Don't wait another day, take it now! Take what is in this house, receive it now. I'm going to destroy the destroyer and I'm going to cause you to have a multiplication, which means you don't have to struggle to get something anymore. It's not problem, no problem, no problem!

Now look to the news and hear what is about to happen. Good news, says the Spirit of the Lord. America, you have had too much bad news. America, you have had too many that have come and stolen from your hand. America, God speaks to you through the prophet this day that even though you have been through a season of great harassment, I am bringing a spirit of vindication to your Christmas. Some will say, O we've heard that before. And did I not bring your enemies out of the ground? O I want another Christmas of rejoicing. I want another time of rejoicing over Christmas. But God said, remember this: The winter that they predict will not be the winter that shall come. There will be a change because the statistics are in My hands. It shall change because the power of prognosis will be destroyed by the power of prophecy. So as for you and your house, you will serve the Lord. As for you and your house, around this season of Christmas, unusual miracles will once again take place. And even in this nation there will be a grand shaking, a grand shaking. It shall be grand. It shall be pompous. It shall be victorious. It shall be glorious. And nations that stood against the Christ within this nation will say, we have no choice but to decree that they are unbeatable. America, you are unbeatable!
Speak not of the war right now. You are unbeatable. They will not arise upon your soil and embark upon the journey that they said they would. They have realized you are unbeatable. They will try once again and fail miserably. God says, you are unbeatable because I have placed prophets throughout the nation to prophesy on the walls of America, and so it shall be, as the prophets prophesy on the walls of America so your enemy shall be brought to nothing and blindness shall strike them, says the Spirit of the Lord.