It was C. S. Lewis who said:
“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”
In the midst of global hysteria, lockdowns and pandemic what do I see and what do I hear?
In short …
I see that all power still belongs to God…
… in spite of what you might be hearing and seeing in the news.
How do I show PROOF of all this?
One word: Testimony
And here to kick off the victory parade is…
… someone who is starting her new job today August 1st.
Starting My New Job Today
“My family and I have been using your prayer bullets from your books, everyday at midnight and at 18:00, since the beginning of the South African Lockdown (27 March 2020) making sure we didn’t miss a day. We were praying for my employment and believing in God for it. At the eve of my employment, the head of the department issued a statement that the recruitment process would be redone.
“We put up a huge spiritual fight against the delaying tactics of the enemy using the following prayer bullets: “Covenant keeping God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the places where they have rejected me, cause them to call me back and fall over themselves to help me in Jesus name.” and “Gates of profitable employment open unto me by fire in the name of Jesus.”
“After days of continuous prayer I received an email from the human resources department about the job offer which my family and I have been praying about. I have accepted the job offer and on the first of August will be my first day of employment. Glory to God who has provided me with employment whilst others are losing theirs.”
– Eagle L, South Africa
Cancer, Blood Disease and Liver Problems All Gone
“It seems like a dream!!! I am so overwhelmed with joy. My testimony is meant to encourage someone today, do not fret because God has the final say!
Exactly a month today, I posted in the Forum about my health challenges, I was diagnosed with lymphoma last year and as if that was not enough I was told I had blood disease and last diagnosis was a fibroitic liver! I had faith that God will heal me but my health got worse by the day.
Then last month I embarked on 3 days Esther fast, my health was not at it’s best but I ignored the health implications. I was so desperate for a miracle! I also prayed the healing prayer in Prayer Cookbook and some other prayers in same book.
Finally, i went for my routine medical checkup last week and my result came out yesterday! People of God, lymphoma(cancer), blood disease and liver issue all gone! This is my miracle with my name on it.
Secondly, I also passed an exam I have been writing for two years! All these happened within a space of two weeks! The presence of God is so strong here! All my prayer requests were answered, I have never had it so good! Praise God with me. – Greatcena
The Great Physician Prayer Strikes Again … And Again
“The great physician has done it again. Towards end of June my sister told me that she was having problems of shortness of breath and heaviness in her chest and suspected that she could be having a heart problem.
I sent her the testimony by Eagle Nthabi L titled: The Great Physician Strikes Again. The doctor had told her that one of her heart valves wasn’t closing properly. She mentioned that she prayed the prayer “Oh Great Physician by all the power for which you are known to be God, heal every cell in my body in Jesus name.”
Last week my sister sent me a message saying that she prayed the same prayer, and glory be to God Almighty, the shortness of breath and heaviness in her chest is gone. God has healed her.” – Davison, M
3-Day Prayer Brings Husband Back Home
“I want to thank God for enabling me finish my Esther fast with a burning testimony for my friend and neighbour who shared a need for her husband to come back home and to reconnect with his family.
l requested her to allow us meet and pray for three days about this issue. l told her he will come back even before we finish praying. This afternoon after breaking my fast l went to her house to pray with her; but before we could engage a car drove in and that was her husband back home.” – Eunice M O
Is This Spiritual Growth or What?
“I am amazed at how my life has been transformed this year. From storming the gates of 2020, to joining the Lifetime Prayer Academy.
“In the last few months, I have been able to read complete books of the Bible and counting. I am not growing weary of reading the word. Fasting has become my way of life. I fast at the prompting of the Holy spirit. Esther fasts are not scary for me. God’s grace has been enough for me.
“I thank you Holy Spirit for being my helper. All you Eagles, I encourage you to seek the Lord while He may still be found. I came to Prayer Academy with my own load of burdens. Spiritual revival was not even on my list.
“But my biggest testimony is that I have been brought from death to life. My spiritual life as a Christian was dead, and I didn’t even know it. I had been saved as a Christian for many years, but was struggling with prayer, fasting and reading the Word. This has been reversed in the name of Jesus. I seal my testimony with the blood of Jesus. May the Holy Spirit stand watch over my life and keep me from going back to my old life in the name of Jesus.”
– Dora BU, Prayer Academy Forum
[elisha’s note: this is the reason we push everyone to join the Prayer Academy as soon as possible]
Prayer Plus Action Is An Unconquerable Army
“On Monday i went to the doctor for my antenatal visit and i was told that baby was in breech position therefore i was scheduled for a C-section, yet i really want to give birth the normal way and all odds were against me because the first pregnancy it was a C-section.
“Well, i went back home and woke up at midnight and prayed to God. I prayed, “O Great Physician, by all the power for which you are known to be God, cause this baby to turn back into the right position in Jesus’ name.”
“After some time i felt a nudging to go on the internet and search about breech babies and i was led to a Youtube video that had these exercises which i tried out. In that video u had to try those exercises for 2 weeks and it was for people whose pregnancies were between 20wks to 32wks.
“Apparently beyond 35wks the baby can’t change position but guess what, i prayed and did them for two days and yesterday i felt my baby turn, i went for a physical examination in the evening and my baby is now facing down and in good condition therefore am now waiting for labour.
“Am so excited and i spent the midnight hour praying the 25 thanksgiving prayers, everyone is in shock and my husband can’t believe it! I will forever praise the living God, the God of immense possibilities!
“Thank God for you for teaching us how to turn negative reports into positive ones and for teaching us how to pray.”
– Eagle Sheena
All glory to the covenant keeping God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob …
… as we seal all these testimonies with the fire of the Holy Ghost and the blood of Jesus.
Let me take this opportunity to say thank you to the thousands who have sent in their praise reports over time.
Because of space and time, I can only share a few of them at a time.
If you want to see more, please don’t miss my daily emails.
There’s a reason we share these testimonies.
They are weapons of war.
They serve to encourage, strengthen and inspire you to stretch your faith and receive your blessings too.
See the last testimony from Eagle Sheena?
I share it to emphasize a point about prayer.
As a pregnant mother, she went for a routine check up.
She was handed some bad news.
What did she do?
Prayer eagle that she is … she prayed of course.
But she went beyond that.
After the prayer she did something that many believers still do not understand.
Hear her again:
“After sometime i felt a nudging to go on the internet and search about breech babies and i was led to a Youtube video that had these exercises which i tried out.”
Let me ask you 2 questions:
Question #1: Who nudged her to do some research?
Question #2: What did she do with her findings?
If you can answer those 2 questions … and follow her lead … you too will be sharing a testimony sooner than you think.
I’ll leave that as a homework...
Praise the LORD.
I Wish I Didn’t Have to Say This…
These are days of panic.
The enemy is doing his best to weaponize the pandemic against the Church.
(For the benefit of newcomers: when we use the word “enemy” we are NOT referring to human beings. Our enemies list could be found in Ephesians 6:12)
In some places, you find government officials taking it upon themselves to limit the hours that people can be in church.
In others, you see politicians trying to arrogate to themselves powers that they do not have … shutting down churches indefinitely … all while hiding under the guise of public health.
Depending on where you are on the planet, your situation might be different.
I was all set to travel to a place where they are making it very difficult for churches to reopen – infact over there many secretly relish a situation where churches stay closed forever.
Well, they are making a grievous mistake.
No power on earth can shut down the Church.
They tried it with the Early Church… on through the centuries under one guise or the other.
In Acts chapter 5 our hero apostles were commanded not to preach.
They were even thrown into prison but the prison doors miraculously opened and they walked out… and went straight back to preaching the Gospel.
Again they were dragged before the judges.
Let’s see what happened:
But when the officers came and did not find them in the prison, they returned and reported, saying, “Indeed we found the prison shut securely, and the guards standing outside before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside!”
Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things,
they wondered what the outcome would be. So one came and told them, saying, “Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people!”
Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned. And when they had brought them, they set them before
And the high priest asked them, saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”
But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men. – Acts 5: 22-29
I can almost hear someone say, “Oh elisha, this is different; they are not asking us to stop preaching the gospel, they are only saying we should not gather in church yet until the virus is under control.”
If you believe that, God bless you.
You may need to ask the LORD to show you what’s really going on in the realm of the spirit.
Sure You Are Beginning to Get It…
I tell you:
There are powers that would like to silence the Church permanently.
Failing in that, they would like to see a compromised church, preaching only faith and prosperity… or whatever is the flavor of the month.
But they are not allowed to go near certain issues that are deemed “off-limit”.
When last did you hear a message from the pulpit on the Bible’s position on homosexuality, abortion, and other such issues?
Look, this is the time for us to go back to the Scriptures and make up our minds to be not only hearers but also doers of the Word.
And speaking about the virus …
There is a Forum we call the Emerald City.
The intercession that goes on there has taken a different dimension.
Our Eagles are busy praying concerning any and everything presented.
Last week, someone asked for prayers for the husband who was diagnosed with coronavirus.
GinaP led the battle cry.
No corona weapon fashioned against xxxxx shall prosper in Jesus name. We arise against evil wind of corona blowing to xxxx’s life and we command it to blow back to sender in Jesus name.
Other Eagles charged in …
… taking up the mantle to intercede for the person and for all those infected with this virus everywhere.
Then Eagle AL, who pastors a prophetic and healing ministry with her husband here in the USA, jumped in with an unusual prayer sequence.
She said the Holy Spirit dictated the prayers to her back in March at the outbreak of the pandemic.
She wrote it down in Spanish and later translated it to English.
Let me just say that these prayers are prophetic warfare prayers.
I have taken them out for a “test drive” and they work wonders.
I asked for her permission to share publicly.
Here’s her reply:
“Those prayers belong to beloved Holy Spirit. Please take them and do with them as He leads you.”
Many thanks to Eagle AL for the permission.
Back to the powers trying to silence the church …
Friends, the Church is under attack.
That means …
Our children are under attack.
Our marriages are under attack.
Our finances are under attack.
Our Christian values are under attack.
All that we hold dear are under attack.
Make no mistake about it.
The prayers for August are focused solely on the Church.
(Prayers culled from the Prep Prayers, Emerald Edition 2020)
Because when it is well with the Body of Christ, it is well with us… and the world at large.
Let’s now go to the prayers…
7 Furious Prayers for August 2020
Begin with praise worship. Praise God and worship him with songs, even with dancing.
Scripture Ingredient: Matt 16:18-19
And I say also to you, that you are Peter,
and on this rock I will build my church;
and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:
and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Be An Overcomer
P.S. Emerald Edition in progress.
Eagles who have been through the Prayer Academy in the past 15 years can still join – check your inbox for the invite.
If you know anyone the enemy is beating black and blue, please take this message to them:
“Look, the world just changed.
The way you used to pray needs to change fast.
It is the only sure way to succeed.
In a time of plagues, pandemics and global meltdown.
Going forward –
It will take more than going to church, more than “sowing seeds,”
… much more than sending prayer requests everywhere…
… (or being prayed for by anointed ministers of God)…
… to truly TAKE BACK what the enemy has stolen from you…
… whether that is in the area of your job, finances, marriage, health or whatever.”
Because it’s not where you are now that counts.
It’s where you want to go (and whether you’re prepared to seize the day)