How to Pray about the Coronavirus

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Many intercessors have asked how to intercede against the COVID-19 virus. Agree and declare the following out loud. Above all declare what the Lord says as He directs you. The Bible says to do this in Job 22:28 (““Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”). We are able to do this by the power of Jesus’ shed Blood if He is our Lord. Do more than just make requests to the Lord or say “I stand against” to eradicate this sickness but MOVE this virus out of existence by the NAME and the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST, which is what HE purchased for us on the cross.

  1. We decree and declare according to Job 22:28 that this evil virus called COVID-19 dies in all countries, all houses, all hospitals, all businesses, and all cities whether on surfaces or whether in human bodies, in Jesus’ matchless name.
  2. We plead the powerful Blood of Jesus Christ over the people that are affected, their families and friends, and over all the surfaces where it lands and inhabits in Jesus’ mighty name.
  3. We declare protection for our friends, families, businesses, and lands in Jesus’ perfect name.
  4. We decree and declare that an effective, low-cost, and powerful vaccine will be found immediately that does not have adverse side effects, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  5. We decree and declare that people will not be in denial, have wisdom, be responsible for hygiene and will heed what the authorities say is safe for all in Jesus’ mighty name and will continue safe hygiene for the rest of their lives.
  6. We decree and declare that no more mutations of any Corona-type virus will arise in Jesus’ name and by the Blood of the Lamb.
  7. We decree and declare that people will not hoard necessary items and will not scam people for any item that is necessary in this ungodly event and that people will be responsible and peaceable in shopping, in Jesus’ name.
  8. We decree and declare that people will help the elderly and handicapped, those unable to get groceries and supplies, and those who need to work and need help with their children, in Jesus’ name.
  9. We decree and declare that all businesses, the stock markets, and economies will bounce back speedily in Jesus’ matchless name as businesses prosper.
  10. We decree and declare that all service workers and healthcare workers, first-responders and teachers are safe and protected from the virus as well as harmful people, in Jesus’ powerful name.
  11. We decree and declare that this evil threat and device of satan ceases and desists NOW all over the world in Jesus’ all-powerful name.
  12. We decree and declare that people will not panic and not experience mental illness events or loneliness due to this scare in Jesus’ name.
  13. We decree and declare that the unsaved will know that these things will happen in the Last Days that people will act more ungodly when events in the Great Tribulation (pestilences etc.) occur like this – so that multitudes accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior right now in Jesus’ matchless name.
  14. We decree and declare that single parents, as well as all parents, will have the means and support when their children are not allowed to go to school and that the children are safe from all harm, in Jesus’ matchless name.
  15. We also decree and declare by the mighty power of Jesus and His shed Blood that there is no deception in the reporting or the discussion of this calamity, that only the truth can be told.
  16. Now we decree and declare Psalm 91 out loud over our bodies, that of our friends and families, churches, businesses, governments. and all lands in Jesus’ powerful name. (Insert your name, their name, your city name, your nation, business, etc. into these scriptures): Psalm 91 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. (KJV)
  17. We bind all backlash, retaliation, and revenge and stop all assignments of the enemy against what we declared, and for any reason against us, all our families and friends (and the land and its people and our destinies) in Jesus’ mighty name. And we) stop all communication of the enemy about our intercession, in Jesus’ mighty name. We plead the Blood of Jesus and place the hedge of protection around us and all that pertains to us, all our families and friends and all that pertains to them, in Jesus’ mighty name. (For more information on binding backlash and why,  go to this blog:  https://strategicprayercommandmin.com/2018/09/11/binding-backlash-how-and-why/ )

NOW GO OUT AND BE THE CHURCH, BRING JOY AND HEALING TO THIS HURTING WORLD!

(Melissa Nordell, SPCM copyright 2020)

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For Intercessors: A New Decade and Beyond

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By Melissa Nordell

Now is the dawning of a new decade and beyond in intercession! The Lord spoke to me, giving me 5 points of direction concerning how intercession will change and needs to change in these coming times. And maybe we should really call these mandates, not just directives.

#1. Intercession needs to concentrate much more on making the Bride ready, His Church, since He is coming soon – sooner than most realize. How often do you hear leaders, intercessors or prayer warriors interceding specifically for making the Bride ready for the Holy Groom? I go to many different intercession groups, often on many prayer conference calls as well, but very rarely do I hear anyone interceding for Jesus’ second coming or for the Bride to be ready. We have done fair in transforming cities and nations and need to continue this wholeheartedly, reviving this type of spiritual warfare – but the Lord says that a major boost needs to take place, concentrating on interceding for His return, bringing in the last boatload of souls, and making the Bride ready. Christians mostly assume that we are fully ready and will hear his trumpet blast but that is not necessarily so. The church in every town and every nation needs to be as cleaned-up as possible with true repentance, getting rid of pride and flesh with total devotion to the Lord, deep in true worship. What would change if all Christians repented and forgave those that they do not agree with and those that have transgressed against them, getting cleansed of bitterness and consternation? I believe that when this forgiveness occurs, most of the world will be saved. Forgiveness is so important to Jesus that He even put it in His prayer instruction (The Lord’s Prayer) in Matt 6:12, “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Rev 19:7-8 says, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”

#2. Intercessors, leaders, and prayer warriors need to thoroughly combat witchcraft. There is witchcraft in every town, every city and every nation, usually more active than we are in warfare. Some ministries and churches have suffered greatly because the witchcraft has not been stopped against them – we must wake up, admit this and do something about it. Some are afraid to war against witchcraft in prayer and intercession, with some teaching in intercession circles that witchcraft is too dangerous. Is there anything too dangerous for our God? Is God not more powerful than a witch, or even a coven of witches? Instead of us turning from the battlefield, the witches and warlocks need to be afraid of us and our God. They have taken too much from us for too long; but of course, it must be done wisely and safely. It is time for intelligent instruction in how to safely deal with witchcraft using keys in His Word. Witchcraft, wizardry, sorcery, Santeria, etc. have all increased in these latter years – but have we increased our warfare against it? No – there is seldom warfare taking down these strongholds. We cannot say that “Jesus paid it all” and do nothing. Yes, He surely paid it all so that we can take dominion and fight the good fight, taking down strongholds of the enemy. 1John 4:4 says, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” The strongholds do not fall by themselves, but His Blood paid the way for us to be able to take them out. Jehoshaphat was told by God, “tomorrow I will fight for you” (2 Chron 20:17) as His instruction for one battle, but it was part of the bigger battle – later in that same chapter in verse 33, Jehoshaphat failed because he did not take down the “high places.” (“Howbeit the high places were not taken away: for as yet the people had not prepared their hearts unto the God of their fathers. And he began to do wickedly.”) We cannot just say, “We come against witchcraft” – we need to take it DOWN by the Blood of Jesus and call for those operating in this satanic realm to be stopped and powerless in Jesus’ name. We can also declare their words, false prophetic acts and tools powerless because of the Blood of the Lamb of God. We need to demonstrate the power of God in this hour so those operating in witchcraft may repent, be saved and use their God-given gifts for the kingdom. Just as Caleb and Joshua saw that they could take down the giants in the Promised Land, so must we with the acknowledgment that since Jesus shed His Blood, it is easier for us to combat giants than it was for them in the Old Testament. Witches and their craft can seem superior to those who do not know their identity, power, and authority but we war with the truth that: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7). In Luke 10:19, Jesus himself says “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

#3. It is time to act as “Deborah’s” in a righteous way, following Holy Spirit’s direction. Many intercessors are called to be “Deborah’s,” to act as judges in intercession in this hour. There is a difference between unrighteous and righteous judgment. We can judge like Deborah in certain situations that are clearly against the will and Word of God as she did in the Old Testament when the people were in deep sin – but now we do it with Holy Spirit. We can judge things like the murder of the unborn as ungodly. We can judge things like greed, racism and self-righteousness as ungodly. We are not to be judgmental or religious but can judge ungodliness in the spirit realm and do something about it through Jesus. As an example, we can declare out loud with such words as: “Lord, we declare you are the destroyer of unrighteousness in my nation,” or “Lord, we declare that you now judge racism and corruption in my area.” Notice, this is not judging the people and not warring against flesh and blood but is judging the action and taking these strongholds down. We can also take things to the courtroom of heaven for the Lord’s judgment. It is God’s business to avenge, not ours, but we can judge the sin and declare salvation for the person/persons involved. As another example, we may declare such words as “I decree that pornography is judged in my city and those involved in these acts or the promotion of it are saved in Jesus’ matchless name.” In that, we have become like Deborah. 2 Cor 10:3-4 says, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.”

#4. Intercessors and all those who intercede need to do so with effective improvements, safer, and with less pride and religiosity. We need to examine our motives and do as the Lord says, following His direction. Jesus only did as He saw the Father do and heard the Father speak and He is our example of the best intercessor, ever. John 5:19 says: “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise” and so should we. How much more do we servants of God need to follow the Father’s direction in intercession? We need to do more than just talking to God or pleading with God but move into declaring what He says to declare, and binding what He says to bind. True intercession is always prophetic, therefore always safe and the most effective way of getting things accomplished for His kingdom. As we are making the Bride ready, the Bride must be a unified, active and effective, well-taught army with intelligent intercession.

#5. There also needs to be a new understanding and dedication to prophetic dance and dance intercession in coming days. This can involve anointed schools of prophetic dance. Dance intercession is one of the most powerful forms of intercession, and many times the quickest way to get a prayer answered. When dance and flags are done prophetically and the dancer/worshipper follows Holy Spirit’s direction, it is a profoundly powerful prophetic act. It is time for all dancers and flaggers in the Church to know how to do this prophetically, following Holy Spirit, not planned or just waving a flag. David did not dance in the streets in a planned processional, but danced in full whole-hearted worship, with an audience of one unto the Lord, most likely prophetically in 2 Sam 6:14. Dance in the Lord’s Church needs to move to more Holy of Holies worship, more prophetic, with more prophetic acts, and less pageantry and show. Let us recognize that power, and worship profoundly unto the Lord. John 4:24 says, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (KJV).

It can take some time to shift out of old ways of doing things and into the new, but these are imperative directions from the Lord. Add to that fact that these are serious times. Godly change is good and will lead to great things.

I am excited to anticipate the changes that will be made and what miracles, signs and wonders will be seen, how many souls will be saved, and how far-reaching revival will take place all over the world when we embrace improvement and act as He directs in these matters. With this, we will have great success.

Don’t stay in the wilderness by wandering around in the same ol’ pattern….in the same state of doing things… but be the change.

 

 

(Copyright 2020, SPCM Melissa Nordell)

Hairdresser turned away from same-sex attraction, now married with kids

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He grew up in a very strict and controlling Christian home. His youthful effeminate manner sparked abuse at home and school, leading to a pain-filled journey to find hope.

“My family was very religious and legalistic,” says Gail Chester. “I didn’t have long hair. My sisters didn’t wear pants or wear nail polish. I didn’t wear fashionable clothes, so that made me stick out,” he says. Wearing shorts was a sure sign one was headed for hell, according to his parents.

His cloistered environment at home led to feelings of alienation. “I was out of place in school. Dad didn’t let us have friends, go to movies, or eat out.”

From a young age, he says he knew Christ but his perceptions of Christianity were filtered through a distorted prism. “Everything was guilt and shame and a lot of control. Both parents were physically and verbally abusive.”

His parents told him he was stupid, worthless. Corporal punishments were delivered “in the name of God.”

His three brothers were woodsy, flannel-wearing, “spit-on-the-ground” type-of-guys. In contrast, Gail was sensitive, discerning and artistic.

Paralleling the biblical story of Jacob and Esau, Gail’s father would say, “I’m taking the boys. You (Gail) stay here and help your mother.”

Grotesquely, his mother used enemas as punishment. “She would strip me naked and put me on all fours and leave the door open to the bathroom.” She also beat him with a section of Hot Wheels racetrack.

He overheard his mother tell his father, “You need to do something about your faggot son.”

One day he came home from school and his mother had her yarn and knitting needles out, planning to teach Gail how to knit. “Don’t girls do that?” he questioned.

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In junior high, he first noticed his attraction to boys. “Up until then, I had thought I wanted to be married and have kids. I had strong goals for myself and held on to those,” he recounts.

While he didn’t speak in tongues like the rest of the family, he felt God had given him discernment, among other gifts. “God would visit me in my dreams over and over and over again. I would see Him coming back, see the sunset; it would leave the Holy Spirit resting on me for days,” he recalls.

By the time Gail entered high school in Beaumont, California, students started calling him gay and a “faggot.” “It was 100 times a day. They also spit on me. Guys would pee on me in the locker room, try to hold me down and force me to do oral sex.”

Reeling from the abuse at school, he went home to more abuse. “I got the hell beat out of me every day. Mom was going to beat the devil out of me.”

In his senior year, he started cosmetology school with the goal of becoming a hairstylist. He also began experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

Looking back, Gail views the development of his same-sex attraction as circumstantial. “When you are softer, the enemy is able to manipulate you,” he says.

“I was sexualized at a young age. I never had masculinity. I thought that to have sex with men I would get that masculinity; but I would feel dirty or ashamed afterward. I couldn’t reconcile it with the Word of God. I was praying for God to take it away.

“God didn’t give this to me. The devil put this on me,” he contends.

Gail thinks each of his five siblings have been adversely impacted by their home environment. “I know about things they have done in their lives. As children, because we were kept away from everybody, we experimented with one another.”

After Gail’s graduation from high school, a man molested him in the restroom of the building where he took the state exam for his cosmetology license. “This man in his 40s came in and locked and bolted the door. I felt like I had to do what he wanted to save myself from abuse. He was large. I was terrified he was going to rape me. I did whatever he wanted and got out.”

When he turned 18, he says he only had sex one or two times with another man, but each encounter filled him with guilt. “God, I don’t want to do this,” he cried out. “I want to be normal. I want to have kids!”

After he started working as a hairdresser, he lived in a trailer on his parents’ property. He never told his parents about his same-sex attraction, but he is certain they knew.

One day he picked up a hitchhiker on his way home. “It was the worst thing I ever did – we ended up being together. He would come over at night drunk and bang on the door. If I didn’t do what he wanted, he said he would tell my parents I was gay.”

“I didn’t want my parents to be disappointed in me. The dysfunctional relationship continued for two years.” Finally, in an attempt to drive away his gay suitor, Gail stopped bathing. “He was drunk so he didn’t care, but finally he stopped coming around.”

A week before Gail turned 20, he rededicated his life to Jesus Christ. He came to the realization that his life was a mess. After putting his recent knotty relationship behind him, a scripture in Psalms about restoration spoke to his heart.

“That’s what brought me to rededicate. I had never stopped praying or talking to God during the time I was doing those things. I was still very aware of the Holy Spirit and what He wanted me to do.”

A year later he met a woman named Kathy and fell in love with her. She was unaware of his same-sex attractions. “I just thought he was a nice guy. He was my mom and sister’s hair cutter,” Kathy says.

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Gail and Kathy in 1986

When he cut Kathy’s hair, they seemed to have chemistry and Gail began to call her if it was slow at work. “It was a wonderful friendship,” she says. “We talked about God.

“We could never date because of his parents, so we would sneak off to dinner,” Kathy says. Gail’s parents pressured him to break off the relationship, which he did. But six months later, they were in regular contact again.

Finally, he confided to Kathy about his struggles with sexual identity. “I wasn’t shocked out of my mind,” Kathy says.

“Do you love me?” she asked him.

“Yes.”

“I love you and I think we will be OK…I don’t care if we don’t have sex, I just want to be with you for the rest of my life.

Gail had underlying concerns about consummating the marriage. “I had a fear of whether I could do that. I wasn’t physically attracted. Love makes all things possible. It was not a physical attraction. It was an emotional attraction that made the sexual possible,” he concludes.

God impressed this message on their hearts: I have put you two together. The road ahead will not be easy, but it will be worth it. Let no man come between you.

“This is a story of God’s love and redemption.”