Sunday October 20, 2019 “The Real Battle”

2 Kings 2:23-25 Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!”
24 So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
25 Then he went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.

Good evening and welcome to the Sunday night edition of “We are the People” prayer for America. Every Sunday we bring together the hearts of intercessors that choose to invest a minimum of 15 minutes in prayers of agreement between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. using the three focus points listed below as a guide. May God bless you for your concern for America’s future expressed in prayer tonight. We encourage you to join us in prayer daily and invite others to join us.

The Prophet Elisha was on his way to Bethel “the House of God” and he is harassed for something as minor as his physical appearance. The prophet was on the way to fulfil the purposes of God and he would not be distracted from fulfilling that mission.
Let us learn from this event and intercede for those who would be harassed by their enemies as they care for our well-being in America.
Prayer Focus #1 The Bible says that we do not wrestle with flesh and blood in this world but with principalities and powers, the rulers of darkness of this world. Elisha was mocked by these young men and he responded in the Spirit. In the Name of the Lord, the great Prophet cursed or bound the work of the devil who inspired these young ones to try and intimidate the man of God.
Pray that spiritual and civil leaders in America will not retort in kind when people attack them, but instead will find the forces of evil behind their adversaries and loosen the power of God to deal with the lies and anger of those who oppose them.
Prayer Focus #2 Out of nowhere came the remedy for the attack upon the man of God. When we stand still, God will fight our battles. In this case two female bears performed the work of God when the Prophet stood his ground.
Pray for our leaders that they will stand strong as we intercede for them in spiritual warfare. We never know how God will answer but He always does.
Prayer Focus #3 The prophet was on the move like the Spirit of God does as Jesus taught in John Chapter 3. Elisha moved on from Bethel “the House of God” to Mt. Carmel where Elijah his mentor humbled the priests of the false gods Baal and Asherah. From there he went to Samaria a place of much idolatry.
Pray tonight that our leaders will find courage in the history of our nation when others stood strong against evil and face destructive forces with great faith.

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