Pray for “Coligny”

Pray for “Coligny”

“Coligny” is a symptom of something much deeper than just the burning of houses, street marches and angry crowds. There are too many accusations and simplistic answers. Many Christians ask: How do we pray in this situation? The following may serve as a few guidelines. I also put “Coligny” in brackets, because we have many “Coligny” and potentially “Coligny” situations in the nation.

Prepare your heart:

  1. Don’t pray with judgement, bitterness and hatred in your heart. Scripture is clear that God will not listen when we harbour such attitudes in our hearts.
  2. Do not come to God with accusations against other people in your heart.
  3. Do not come to God with pre-conceived ideas of what you think are right or wrong. Let God be the judge on that.

What to pray

  • Pray for the church. Preaching in the church over the past decades – in both black and white churches – was insufficient and did not help people to live according to the full extend and consequences of the teachings of Jesus. The things that are happening in Coligny can to a large extend be laid at the door of the church. There are black and white Christians in Coligny. We are however not living the gospel of peace, grace, reconciliation, forgiveness and love. To be a church member and even been born again do not have any meaning unless we walk the road Jesus showed us. Pray systematically through the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7).This is a very effective way to pray for this situation. Pray it daily.
  • Keep praying for emotional healing from the past. The majority of the people in the country – this includes all ethnic groups – are still suffering from bitterness, fear, humiliation, abuse and rejection. Pray for emotional healing. In many places people from all ethnic groups are still operating in ways that keep these emotions alive.
  • Demonic forces. In this situation there are demonic forces of lawlessness, aggression and revenge at work. If we fail to see the real enemy, we will continue to fight the wrong enemy. One of the most basic elements in this struggle against the powers of darkness, is racism and ethnic pride that is deeply entrenched in the lives of people. We find racism in ALL people and in ALL ethnic groups. We have to take a stand and resist these forces in the Name of Jesus Christ. We have to resist and rebuke them. See James 4:7; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 and Jude 9. We need to take captive every thought that rises up against the knowledge of God and subject it to Christ.
  • Pray about corruption, political lies and ineffective management of municipalities. There is much frustration among people about service delivery, corruption in the highest government offices and unrealistic political promises that were made to them. Pray for corruption to be exposed. Pray that money that is allocated to municipalities will not be stolen or spend in irresponsible ways. Pray for qualified people that can do the work and that corrupt people will be removed from their positions.
  • Pray for conviction of sin. Pray that people will become aware of their own sin. Pray that all people – black and white – will come to an understanding of what is right and wrong. Pray that they will turn away from sin. (Joh.16:8-11).
  • Bless the nation. Do not pray with bitterness or a curse in your hearts. Pray Eph.1:3-4, Num.6:24-27 and 2 Cor.13:13 for the nation. (Presently there is a 50 Days to Bless our Nation initiative. 16 April to 4 June 2017. We encourage you to become part of it. Add the name Jericho Walls WA with the number +27817161203 to your contact list. Send a WhatsApp message (not sms) with your NAME and SURNAME to this number to be added to this initiative. You will receive a WhatsApp message from a Whatsapp Broadcast list every day untill 4 June 2017.
  • Take time to listen to the Holy Spirit. Ask God to speak to you through the Holy Spirit or in whatever way he chooses. Test what you hear. Anything that is not in line with love, grace, forgiveness or righteousness, is not from God.

LAAI DIE AFRIKAANSE WEERGAWE AF

Watershed case on religion in schools in South Africa

JERICHO WALLS INTERNATIONAL PRAYER NETWORK 
Watershed case on religion in schools in South Africa

From 15 – 17 May, the Johannesburg High Court will hear the long-awaited case of OGOD vs Laerskool Randhart & Others. This case, which has been described as a “watershed case” in South Africa and which may well end up in the Constitutional Court, concerns the right of public schools to align themselves with a particular religion (in this case, Christianity) and to promote or hold themselves out as a school with a particular religious (in this case, Christian) ethos and/or values.

Should OGOD be successful in Court, it can mean the end of (even voluntary participation in) Scripture reading and prayer, praise and worship, SCA and other Christian activities in public schools. If this were the outcome of the case, it may well have an immediate knock-on effect on the freedom of other State and State-aided institutions to allow religious observances in the institutions.  And although a negative outcome in this case will not have a direct impact on private schools, it may well set a precedent and principles which could be used to review their status at some future point.

forsa.org.za/watershed-case-on-religion-in-schools-in-court-in-may/

Pray for the following:

1. For Christian lawyers to clearly state their case and that God will give them His Spirit of Wisdom and His Spirit of revelation of knowledge. (Isa.11:2)

2. Let us pray for the destruction of all thoughts and arguments being raised up against the knowledge of God - “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Cor.10:4-6.

3. Bind the forces of the evil one, resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7) and simply pray accoring to Jude v.9 - “Satan God rebuke you.”

4. Make sure you are not praying with hate, bitterness, resentment or an un-Christlike attitude. Let us behave as Christians in this situation. Let God fight our case.

Bennie Mostert
Jericho Walls
8/05/2017
info@jwipn.com

Jim Cymbala Prayer Seminar – 31 May 2017

Jim Cymbala will talk to Congregation leaders and Prayer Coordinators on Wednesday 31 May 2017 from 08:30 to 15:00 (only 1 day) at Moreletapark church, Pretoria in the Mini Auditorium.

Cost: R100 per person

Please register at Jericho Walls International Prayer Network by phoning 012-365 3213 or emailing info@jwipn.com

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50 DAYS TO BLESS THE NATION (16 April to 4 June 2017)

 

50 DAYS TO BLESS THE NATION (16 April to 4 June 2017)

 

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16 April – 4 June 2017
(Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday) 

NATIONAL PRAYER INITIATIVE issued by INTERCESSORS FOR SOUTH AFRICA (A forum of prayer networks and prayer groups in South Africa)

The aim of this national initiative #50DaystoBlesstheNation is for Christians to take responsibility for our Nation; believing that God can and will change the hearts of South Africans. Our first task, is to ask Him to change our own hearts from a negative perspective of our Nation to one of faith, and trust that He wants to use us to bring about the change.

We are witnessing the powerful effect of the media where the words of leaders are often exploited to incite hatred, racism and violence, and eventually the cursing of others; or where one person, with one irresponsible post on social media, releases a similar effect on our Nation. The words of Christians are to be different – to bless rather than to curse, to heal rather than to wound, to restore rather than to destroy.

Strategy: FILL SOUTH AFRICA WITH PRAYER OVER 50 DAYS BY …

  • Praying a daily blessing over South Africa.
  • Prayer-walkingPrayer-drivingPrayer-cycling your neighbourhood, community, town, township, city, farms, countryside, shopping mall, business district and industrial area.
  • Interceding for the salvation of those who are lost and without the knowledge of God.
  • The prayers of Individual believers, prayer-watches, prayer-groups, congregational prayer.

How to participate:

  • Receive a daily WhatsApp message from +27 81 716 1203 with practical prayer-walk suggestions. (See instructions below).
  • Prayer-walk with a friend. Pray for the present needs of people and places you see. Read Scripture aloud. Turn biblical phrases into prayers. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and to pray according to the Father’s heart. Address your prayers to God when contending with evil. Ask God to restrain spiritual enemies so people can be redeemed.

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16 April – 4 June 2017
(Resurrection Sunday to Pentecost Sunday) 

NATIONAL PRAYER INITIATIVE issued by INTERCESSORS FOR SOUTH AFRICA (A forum of prayer networks and prayer groups in South Africa)

The aim of this national initiative #50DaystoBlesstheNation is for Christians to take responsibility for our Nation by believing that God can and will change the hearts of people in our nation through our prayers. Our first task is to ask Him to change our own hearts from a negative perspective of our Nation to one of faith and trust that He wants to use us to bring about a change.

We are witnessing the powerful effect of the media when the words of leaders are exploited to incite hatred, racism and violence, and eventually the cursing of others; or when one person, with one irresponsible post on the social media, release a similar reaction in our Nation. The words of Christians are to be different – to bless rather than to curse, to heal rather than to wound, to restore rather than to destroy.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue – Prov.18:21”Z
” But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you… – Mat 5:44”

FILL SOUTH AFRICA WITH PRAYER OVER 50 DAYS THROUGH… 

  • 24hour prayer watches in congregations, communities, towns and cities.
  • Prayer-walk, Prayer-drive, Prayer-cycle your neighbourhood, community, town, township, city, farms, countryside, shopping mall and business district.
  • Proclaiming blessings through speaking and praying the Word over the land, streets, businesses, churches, homes, schools, public places and individual people.
  • Interceding for the salvation of those who are lost and without the knowledge of God.
  • Reaching out to people in your area to pray with them for their needs.

PARTICIPATE

  • Download a 50-day prayer guide from www.jwipn.com (Available soon – watch this space!)
  • Receive a daily WhatsApp blessing prompt from +27817161203 with inspirational message on video (please send your name and email to this number).
  • Daily and weekly practical prayer-walk suggestions available in 50-day prayer guide.
  • Invite neighbouring church/cell group/prayer group for united prayer
  • Set up a Prayer Room or Prayer Booth in your school, mall, business, community, gym, public square.

Contact: info@jwipn.com, 012-3653213 for more information.

Call to prayer for the SA Government

Call to prayer for the SA Government
(Issued by Jericho Walls Prayer Network – 6/2/17)

The South African Parliament is due to open this week, beginning with the SONA by the President on 9 February, and followed by the Annual Budget on 22 February. There are bound to be lively debate, controversy, political re-shuffling and the inevitable critique from opposing political parties.

Let us pray:

1.      Bring the President, MP’s and MEC’s before the throne in heaven. Ask the Lord to take hold of their hearts and to direct it to His purposes for peace, stability and the benefit of the whole of South Africa (Pro 21:1 (ESV) The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will.)

2.      Pray that the President’s choices for Cabinet ministers and other influential posts will be divinely influenced and controlled by the Holy Spirit, that corrupt and wicked councillors will not get a foothold, and for men and women of peace, integrity and good moral values, to surround our President. Pray for the restoration of a moral conscience in our government, that leaders will be convicted regarding sin, righteousness and judgment, will discern between right and wrong, good and evil and who will acknowledge the sovereignty of God and Lordship of Jesus Christ (Pro 11:14 (ESV) Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety; Pro 25:5 (ESV) take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.)

3.      Pray that every wicked scheme that hinder and resist God’s purposes for South Africa, will fail and that every corrupt and hidden agenda will be exposed and brought to nothing. (Dan 2:21 (ESV) He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; Eph 5:13 (ESV) But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible.)

4.      Pray for bold and godly leaders to arise in the leadership of both the church and our nation, who will speak words of life, peace, wisdom and hope, and so influence the minds and hearts of the citizens of South Africa that we will truly be reconciled to each other, willingly reach out to those in need, and publicly take a stand for righteousness and moral integrity (1Ti 2:1-4 (ESV) First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.)

5.      Pray for every Christian in our nation to awaken to the responsibility given to the Body Christ, to selflessly love and serve other, that we will guard our hearts and watch our words and so become an instrument of healing, reconciliation and restoration in the hand of our God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom 12:10,12,14 (ESV) Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honour. [12] Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. [14] Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.)

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Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

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Prayer regarding the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

Freedom of Religion in South Africa (FORSA) has issued a call for prayer and action regarding the new proposed Bill on Hate Crimes and Hate Speech. The full proposal for the Bill and the implications can be viewed on www.forsa.org.za. The public is invited to submit comments on the Bill by no later than next week Tuesday, 31 January.  To make it easy, FORSA has prepared a sample submission which can be downloaded HERE. Churches, Christian organisations or individuals can copy/paste the submission, or use it to prepare their own submission, and then e-mail the submission to hatecrimes@justice.gov.za.  Sign the Petition at HERE and share as far and wide as possible!

Prayer points:

“Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” (2Ti 3:12, ESV)
“So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge,” (Act 4:18-19, ESV)
“And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”"  (Act 4:29-30, ESV)

  • Let us declare our faith in Jesus Christ and our confidence that He is in control of everything pertaining to the Church and the expansion of His Kingdom in South Africa.
  • Let us as Christians surrender our lives afresh to Jesus Christ, pledge ourselves to His service and determine to preach the Gospel regardless of threats that might be made to silence the message of repentance, that forgiveness, salvation and deliverance are available through Jesus Christ. Let us heed the command to live holy lives and separate ourselves from the spirit of disobedience that is at work in the world.
  • Pray for the Church in South Africa to continue to preach the Word of God truthfully, courageously and without compromise.
  • Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to pour His Spirit upon us, to fill us with power and to cleanse the Church from all false teachers, false prophets and false gospels, that weaken the message of repentance and salvation and mock the true work of the cross and the Holy Spirit.
  • Pray for FORSA, who acts as a representative for the Church, to guard against the abuse of power, and seeks to protect our constitutional right of freedom of religion.
  • Ask the Lord to grant us our request that this Bill, that seems to infringe on the right of the Church to express her beliefs of what is commanded by God’s Word, will be changed to rightly protect people against blatant abuse and misuse of influence by secular and spiritual leaders, but to allow the Church to still freely preach the Gospel without constraints.

Prayer for the fires raging in the Western Cape (Eng & Afr)

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We join with all the other prayers going up for South Africa. Please continue to pray for the firefighters and others who are working to contain the fires. Pray for their protection and for protection for the rest of our nation.

We pray and proclaim: 

1. Father God let your name be sanctified, may your kingdom come, your will be done in South Africa. We bow low before You. We humble ourselves to take responsibility for the fires in our country. We are guilty, Lord, of allowing emotions and accusations to fester unchecked in our nation. Please forgive us. We acknowledge that the situation is beyond control and ask for your help to confront and restrain those who are responsible for starting the fires. We ask for the culprits to be arrested and for justice to be restored. We ask for help for those who have lost loved ones, lost houses and property, whose farms and lands were destroyed, their livelyhood going up in flames, for those who may lose their jobs and for relief for the suffering of both humans and animals. Have mercy on us!

2. Father we come in the name of Jesus to cancel any and all curses that are spoken over our country, our people and our resources. We cancel every negative word, every ritual, every incantation or secret decree. We ask that You cancel every contract that was made with any spiritual force, principality or power, by the blood of Jesus Christ and His victory over satan and sin.

3. In the name of Jesus Christ and according to Matt 12:29 we bind this spirit that is at work in our county, exacting revenge and retribution, causing resentment and inflicting pain and suffering, opposing the plans and purposes that You have for our nation. We bind it from working through our youth and families, through our educational, political, judicial and economic systems, through our media and entertainment and through any organised or unorganised religion in our country. In the name of Jesus Christ we rebuke this spirit, we disarm it, remove its sword and fiery arrows according to Col 2:15, for Jesus already disarmed it. We command it to release its hold on South Africa as a nation, with all its citizens and foreigners, so that people will have the opportunity to decide and choose between right and wrong, receive salvation from sins and be trained in righteousness.

4. We call upon the name of Jesus Christ: be our refuge and our salvation. You are our King, our Judge, our Advocate, our Savior and our Lord. We submit our nation to You and You alone. Please send us rain to restore our land, and break the hold of the drought that is still lingering.

5. Father in your name we pray a blessing over South Africa and its people. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine over you. May He lift up his countenance over you and give you peace.

Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord, And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? 

Hebrews 11:33-34 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

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Brande in die Wes-Kaap (19 Januarie 2017)

Ons vat hande met almal in gebed vir Suid-Afrika. Kom ons hou aan om te bid vir die brandslaners en ander wat so hard werk om die brande onder beheer te bring.  Bid vir hul beskerming, en ook die beskerming van die res van ons land.

Ons bid en proklameer:

1. Vader God, laat U naam geheilig word, mag U koninkryk kom, U wil geskied in SA.  Ons buig laag voor U.  Ons verootmoedig onsself en neem verantwoordelikheid vir die brande in ons land. Ons is skuldig o Heer, deurdat ons onbeheersd uitging gee aan al ons emosies en beskuldigings maak. Vergewe ons asseblief. Ons erken dat die omstandighede nou buite beheer is, en bid vir U hulp om diegene wat verantwoordelik is vir die brandstigting tot verantwoording te roep en in te perk.  Ons bid vir die skuldiges om arresteer te word en vir geregtigheid om herstel te word. Ons bid vir elkeen wat geliefdes verloor het, wat huise en eiendom verloor het, wie se plase en landerye vernietig is, wat hulle hele lewe in flamme sien opgaan het. Ons bid vir diegene wat nou hul werk gaan verloor, en ook vir genade vir die swaarkry van mens en dier. Wees ons genadig!

2. Vader ons kom nou in die naam van Jesus voor U en kanselleer elke vloek wat oor ons land, ons mense en ons bronne uitgespreek is.  Ons kanselleer elke negatiewe woord, elke ritueel, elke inperking of geheime bose verklaring in Jesus naam.  Ons bid dat elke kontrak wat gemaak is met enige geestelike krag, mag of gesag, gekanselleer sal word deur die bloed van Jesus Christus en Sy oorwinning aan die kruis oor satan en sonde.

3. In die naam van Jesus Christus, en volgens Matteus 12:29, bind ons hierdie bose gees wat werk in ons land, wat heeltyd wil wraak neem, wat wil ‘terugbetaal’, wat argwaan, pyn en swaarkry veroorsaak en U plan en doel vir ons land teenstaan. Ons bind die werking van hierdie gees wat werk deur ons jeug en gesinne, wat werk in en deur ons opvoedingstelsel, politieke stelsel, regstelsel, ekonomie, ons media en ontspanningsplatvorms, en deur georganiseerde en ongeorganiseerde godsdienstige stelsels in ons land. In die naam van Jesus Christus bestraf ons hierdie gees, ontwapen hom, en verwyder sy swaard en vurige pyle volgens Kol.2:15, want Jesus het hom reeds ontwapen en oorwin.  Ons beveel hom om sy houvas op SA as ‘n nasie te laat los, asook elke inwoner en buitelander, sodat mense ‘n geleentheid sal kry om te besluit en te kies tussen wat reg en verkeerd is, om redding van sonde te ontvang en vaardig in geregtigheid te raak.

4. Ons roep die naam van Jesus Christus aan, wees ons beskutting en redding. U is ons Koning, ons Regter, ons Advokaat, ons Redder en ons Here.  Ons onderwerp ons nasie aan U en U alleen.  Stuur asb reën en herstel ons land. Breek die houvas van die voortslepende droogte.

5. Vader in U naam bid ons ‘n seën oor SA en sy mense: Mag die Here jou seën en jou bewaar. Mag die Here Sy aangesig oor jou laat skyn. Mag Hy Sy aangesig oor jou oplig en aan jou vrede gee.

6. Ons verklaar: Jeremia 23:29: My woord is soos vuur, sê die Here, soos ‘n hamer waarmee klippe stukkend gebreek word.

7. Ons verklaar ook oor die kerk: Heb 11:33  Deur die geloof het hulle koninkryke verower, die reg van God gehandhaaf en verkry wat God beloof het; hulle het leeus se bekke toegestop,  Heb 11:34  gloeiende vuur geblus en aan die swaard ontkom; hulle het in swakheid krag ontvang, was sterk in oorlog en het die leërs van vreemdes op die vlug gejaag.

 

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Halloween

Halloween

Halloween is celebrated on the 31st October.  It is the night when most pagans honour the spirits of the dead, offer human sacrifices and make pacts and covenants with the demonic forces. Please pray that the Lord will silence the voices of the underworld so that witches, wizards, shamans, etc. will be unable to make contact with the spirit world.

ORIGIN:

Halloween originated among the ancient Celts of Europe and was called the festival of “Samhain” or “All Hallowtide”. It was a feast of the dead and started the evening of 31 October, signaling the end of harvest and the beginning of winter. 1 November was All Soul’s Day. It began on 31 October because in ancient times days were reckoned from evening to evening, rather than midnight-to-midnight as we do. This also signaled the beginning of the New Year for the Celts.

During the “turning” of the year, the “veil between the worlds” is believed to be at it thinnest and the living could communicate with the dead in their dwelling place. It is a time when deceased ancestors and other “friendly” spirits are invited to join in Sabbath festivals and be reunited with loved ones. The celebration of the dead honoured the god of the dead on this particular night.

It was also a time when faeries were active. Faeries were seen as those angels who did not side with either God or Lucifer and were condemned to walk the earth until judgment day. The Celtic people believed that chaos reigned during this night since it was neither one year, nor the other. It was a night of magic charms and divinations, reading the future and other rites.

“TRICK OR TREAT”:  People would imitate the faeries and go from house to house begging for treats since the belief is that spirits had to be appeased by giving them a type of worship and offering (food or milk). Failure to provide the treats would result in practical jokes being visited on the owner of the house such as: blocking the chimney, leading off cattle, throwing cabbages, etc. Another way to fool or scare away the evil spirits was to dress up to look like them. It was believed the spirits would bring them no harm then.

“JACK-O-LANTERN”:  Jack was an Irish scoundrel who liked to eat big red turnips. On Halloween day he trapped the devil in a tree and would not let him down until the devil promised Jack he would never live in Hell. The devil agreed. A year later Jack died. Because he did not believe in God, he did not go to heaven. The devil did not allow him in hell. To help Jack find his way back to earth, the devil gave him a fiery coal. Jack put this fiery coal in the lantern he carved from his big turnip. This first “Jack-o-Lantern” helped Jack find his way back to Ireland but never found it, forever roaming the earth with his lantern.

FIRE CEREMONIES: Halloween was one of the four great “Fire Festivals” of the Celts. All the fires in hearths were extinguished and then re-kindled from a central bonfire started ceremoniously by the druids. During this time the druids would wear animal skins and heads to disguise them from the spirits. The extinguishing of the fires symbolized the “dark half” of the year and the rekindling symbolized the return of hope. Fires or candles are left burning all night to honour and welcome the dead. The “Jack-o-lanterns”, gourds, cider, incense and gemstones are used as altar decorations. The candles are black and orange. Black cats were considered to be reincarnated beings with the ability to divine the future.

Druids (priests of the Celts) held the ceremonies of the feast in sacred places, such as forests, rivers, lakes and streams. Human sacrifices were part of the ceremonies.

SATANISTS HAS ADOPTED THE DRUID HIGH DAYS AND CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AS FOLLOWS: 22-29 October – Satanists start Sacrifice preparations, 30 October – Satanic High Day – related to Halloween with human sacrifice, 31 October – All Hallow’s Eve – Blood and sex rituals with demons; animal or human sacrifices.

The early Christian Church tried to eliminate the Druid celebration by offering All Saint’s Day as a substitute. It was of no avail. Although the outward forms of such worship disappeared, the belief in these gods did not. In the Middle Ages open practices of witchcraft flourished. In the mid 1900′s paganism returned to the western world and the pagan feasts were re-introduced. The uninformed Christian has no idea that demonic spirits that are actually contacted and activated as people call out to them in jest or in seriousness. Every act around Halloween is in honour of false gods and spirits. To pray for the dead is totally against Scripture.

SCRIPTURAL PRAYER GUIDELINES:

2 Tim 1:7 – God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind.  Resist the spirit of fear that seems to surface in the time of Halloween and is enhanced by movies portraying either the occult or extreme situations of fear.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14: Do not imitate the detestable ways of the nations through sacrifice, divination, omens, witchcraft, casting of spells, mediums or consulting the dead. Resist the temptation to be drawn into seemingly harmless celebrations of this ancient demonic feast. If you were involved in the past, confess it. Ask the Lord for a revelation of His ways to people around you. Ask the Lord for forgiveness for the countless ways your town will be involved in this practice. Speak up and warn people of the danger of getting involved in any kind of occult practices. “Father God, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I renounce any involvement my family, forefathers and I had with this practice of Halloween. I now cancel any covenants made with the spirit world and any worship we have given to Satan and his demons. I turn my back on this practice and ask you to cleanse me and my family with the blood of Jesus Christ Your Son.”

Isaiah 8:19 Should a people not consult their God? Why speak to the dead on behalf of the living? Call upon the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Submit to His ways, and ask for a deeper revelation of His love. Ask Him to reveal to you His plan and purpose for your town and pray until He manifests His power in your area.

1 Chron 10:13-14.  

Consulting the dead is being unfaithful to God, and can result in judgment. Commit yourself and your family once again to love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Ask the Lord to expose all evil, especially on the night of Halloween, so that works of the kingdom of darkness will weaken.

Ask for protection for those targeted for human sacrifices.

Pray for all Christians to be protected against curses directed at them; pray especially for pastors, ministers and Christian leaders.

Pray for the salvation of many who practice the occult, that they will be confronted with the love, purity and holiness of God the Father through Jesus Christ.

Petition the Lord against the resurgence of serial killers, escalation of crime, especially violent crimes against children and women, tribal disputes, increased trade in narcotics and pornography, increased abortion, drought and spoilt harvests, financial destruction to the Church, calling up of spiritual forces to begin mass bloodshed and war in countries all over the world, evil forces meeting together to generate power to deceive the masses and the revival of the practice of magic, especially by teenagers and pre-teens.

Ask God to reveal HIMSELF TO THOSE WHO DO THESE EVIL DEEDS. Jesus also died for them on the cross!