This past weekend, we as a school participated in a PURITY SIEGE to take a stand against a new adult video & novelty store that came into the community about a year ago. Not only did the enemy use this to pollute our community, but it was planted and established right next door to a local church in Kona, Hawaii. With an outcome of 27 students we met on Saturday morning all dressed in white, and covered our eyes with white linen with “PURITY” written over it. We then stood in a line to pray & contend for God’s holy presence to come on earth to reveal true beauty & pleasure. At first glance, it would be easy to assume that we were merely protesting against an evil business. But the truth of the matter is that we were praying and crying out to God and no one else; for Him to reveal true beauty and true fulfillment that porn can never fulfill; to stand in the gap for those who have been blinded with evil from seeing their higher destiny in worshipping our Creator and not the created; and most importantly, to enthrone our God with our prayers and praises for the city of Kona, declaring that our eyes and hearts were made to gaze on true beauty – a beauty that calls us to live and drink out of a cistern where we will never go thirsty.
As we stood in prayer, we declared Psalms 27:4 and Psalms 16 over the land asking God to awaken His children. In popcorn fashion we all prayed aloud and interceded into the heavens and agreed with the nature of God and not of this world. Cars passed us by either honking or slowing down and reading the covering over our eyes. Just recently an abortion protest had picketed near our campus, which resulted in the local police intervening to break up the protest. For us, we prayed for favor upon this Purity Siege that resulted in four cops passing us without any problems at all. One cop asked us what we were doing – we said “We’re just praying and contending for purity for Kona, Hawaii” – The cop responded “ Ok, carry on” and God’s favor over us was confirmed. As we ended our purity siege of prayer, my dear friend was reading the end of Psalms 16:
7I bless the LORD who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
8 I have set the LORD always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.
9Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices;
my flesh also dwells secure.
10For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
or let your holy one see corruption.
11You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore
And in that moment of reading aloud, the owner of the adult store came out to smoke a cigarette. There he stood listening to this Psalm as the Lord did His beginning works over this man’s life. We then ended by asking God to reveal the higher destiny over this man’s life, because we weren’t there to ruin a man’s business, but the evil intent blinding this entrepreneur’s life. We have complete faith God will redeem this man’s life to it’s fullest calling as a business owner that brings life and not evil to the community.
A prayer movement to fight against Sin is rising in this generation. Sieges all over the nation are beginning to stir up as this generation is realizing that prayer is the first and last line of defense against these principalities blinding our nation.
Before I end this blog, I want to share one last testimony of Prayer. As some of you know, there is a prayer movement sweeping across America known as Bound4Life. Bound4life is a grassroots prayer movement against the modern day holocaust known to us as Abortion. As of April 2008, they received a vision from God to pray 24/7 in front of the steps of the Supreme Court with red tape across their mouths written with “LIFE”. If you go to the Supreme Court today, you will find a company still there. Through rain, blizzards and scorching heat they have never abandoned the siege. They are there until the Judges reverse the decree of death. As of May 2009, a Gallup poll was taken reflecting that 51% of America was Pro-Life – that means for the first time since the Gallup poll’s inception, the majority of America was Pro-life. Other polls followed strategically in attempts to prove this wrong, only to find out they received the same Pro-life majority results (Pew Research & Rasmussen Research). To deepen their research on these statistics, Bound4Life found another poll that recorded results on a monthly basis on the issue of abortion. Until the April 2008 the polls were steady with 44% of America being Pro-Choice. Then in May 2008 (the following month after the Lord gave the vision to pray 24/7 in front of the Supreme Court ), the results for Pro-life started to increase every single month. From May 2008 to 2009, the Nation of America has shifted a whopping 7% toward Pro-life.
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The word of God tells us that repentance is the changing of the mind, and that we have received all authority in the spiritual realms to capture minds with a holy and righteous calling in Jesus through Prayer.
2nd Corinthians 10:3-5
3For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.
My dear friends, the power of prayer is reflected in the statistics, and we have the power to shift nations. A generation is rising up from young to old that are going back to the place of prayer to bring true justice and righteousness to the nations. In a generation where 98% of abortions are personal choice, God is calling us to contend for the changing of the mind - no different than our horrific past times of slavery. The spirit that brought Jesus back to life from the dead is in you, and I hope this encouraged you all to take hold of the authority that is groaning to be used in this Kingdom.
He desires to live inside of us, dwell in us, and be released through us.
For All my Supporters .... Love yall .