The called, aware and ready!
For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. When they say Peace and security,’ then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief. For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness. So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious.
I Thessalonians 5:2-6 (HCSB)
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown.
Revelation 3:11 (NLT)
These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.
Revelation 17:14 (NKJV)
We Are An Awakened People
I want to say to you, Aglow, the winds of Heaven have gathered an army and you and I are in that army! We are all participants! Chuck Pierce said, “For the last 8 years winds have been blowing in the heavens. But now those winds are released to come into the earth realm. What has been stirring in Heaven will now blow in the earth. Brace yourself! The winds that will now blow are the winds I’ve been holding back these last 8 years, and now I will release them. I am acting on how you have sought Me in these last 8 years. These winds will begin to gather an army.”
We are an awakened people who are alert and aware of the times we are living in. We know what it means to watch, pray, and take action. God is not in retreat. He intends that His Kingdom expands upon the earth until Jesus returns. We live in a time of triumph and great favor. He has raised us up for this time! We are The Called!
Jane Hansen Hoyt, excerpt from A Call To Unity
- Pray for spiritual alertness to discern the actions of God in the nations of the earth.
- Step into each assignment the Lord gives you as a mighty prayer warrior and as a voice from heaven into the affairs of earth.
- Proclaim the triumph and favor of the Lord!
2017 – A Pivotal Year of Victory
There are many references to the number 17 in the Bible and most have to do with VICTORY. One that is especially significant to us in Aglow is the fact that the book of Esther is the 17th book of the Bible and we know the victorious end to that story.
Based on research related to the number 17, the conclusion is that 2017 will be a very significant and pivotal year. It will be one of amazing victories and major shifts in both the natural and spiritual realms. We are aware of the seismic shift that took place in the United States of America in November, 2016…a shift that will ultimately impact the nations of the world.
- Father, You have awakened Your remnant in the nations! Continue to awaken us to the pivotal hour in which we are living and the power You have given us to shift our nations.
- Father, increase the fire in the hearts of Your people! The fate and the destiny of the nations is in Your hands.
(Adapted from a prophetic word released through Diane Fink, Director Middle East and Director Aglow Institute of Ministry. Read more of Diane's insights on the number 17.)
Declare the Word of God as you pray for Israel
- And what one nation in the earth is like Your people Israel, whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make You a name by great and terrible things, in driving out nations from before Your people, whom You redeemed out of Egypt? For Your people Israel You made Your own people forever, and You, O Lord, became their God. I Chronicles 17:21-22
- Those who trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. Psalm 125:1-2
- But He led forth His own people like sheep and guided them in the wilderness like a flock; He led them safely, so that they did not fear; But the sea engulfed their enemies. So, He brought them to His holy land, to this hill country which His right hand had gained. He also drove out the nations before them and apportioned them for an inheritance by measurement, and made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents. Psalm 78:52-55
- He has remembered His covenant forever, the word which He commanded to a thousand generations. Psalm 105:8
- How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices, they shout joyfully together; For they will see with their own eyes when the Lord restores Zion. Break forth, shout joyfully together, you waste places of Jerusalem; For the Lord has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has bared His holy arm in the sight of all the nations, that all the ends of the earth may see the salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:7-10
For current articles and prayer points about issues surrounding Israel, visit the Israel Aglow Facebook page.
- Pray for the love of Christ to bring freedom to those seeking to know God.
- Pray for the truth portrayed in this short video to reach multitudes of people to need to encounter spiritual liberty through Christ.
- You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. – John 8:32
Transformation Opportunities – Limitless Influence and Impact
What would you do? Where would you go? If you were limitless to influence and impact the world around you? The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me . . . Isaiah 61
- This is a good time to look at the Transformation Team opportunities that are available for 2017. Ask the Lord to order your time and show you where you are called. Then, say, “Here I am! Send me!”
- Ask the Lord which opportunities He wants you to embrace to bring the transforming truth of the gospel and the power of your testimony into the lives of people who need to encounter Christ.
- Ask Him for strategies to reach your neighborhood, your community and your nation.
- Pray for teams going throughout the world. Pray that lives are transformed by the demonstration of the gospel in word and deed.
Go to Aglow Transformation and pray about participating on some of the Aglow Transformation Teams.
Men of Issachar, Aglow International
There is a hunger for the fullness of new life in Christ among men. Men in several nations are growing as they share together as Men of Issachar in GameChangers groups.
- Pray for Men of Issachar who are becoming GameChangers in their homes, workplaces and communities.
- Pray for men as they are stirred with new passion for the purposes of God.
Men, to become part of Men of Issachar, Aglow International click here.
Men, become part of Men of Issachar, Aglow International
Anti-Human Trafficking – Watch and Pray
Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? – Isaiah 58:6
- Prayer breaks chains and gives favor that is supernatural. It enables rescue and puts people in the right place at the right time.
- January 11, 2017 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Pray for an awakening that stirs people to action to stop the traffickers and help the victims of human trafficking.
Christians around the world are facing persecution in unprecedented numbers. Yet, in Hebrews 13:5 Jesus says, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”
Pray for Christians in nations of central and northern Africa who are facing persecution. The influence of radical Islam is continuing to expand. There are numerous rebel insurgent groups targeting Christians. Economic instability brings further oppression for many.
- Pray for a dynamic move of God to turn nations from darkness to Christ. Pray that the gospel will flourish where it has been restricted.
- Pray for protection for those who believe in Christ – for them and their families.
- Pray for economic stability in nations where many have been displaced by civil unrest and terrorism.
- Pray for resources for churches and Christian ministries to be able to help people in need.
- Pray that the Presence of Christ in persecuted Christians would reveal the goodness and glory of God to their persecutors.
- Pray for Aglow International in nations where persecution is growing. Pray for strength and courage to bring the love of Christ to many.
Emerging Nations – Strengthen Your Stakes
Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.
- The Emerging Nations are those nations with fewer than five affiliated Aglow groups. Pray that these groups are strengthened and encouraged.
- Pray for more groups to be established in these nations. Pray for more leaders to be developed in these nations.
- Pray that people of Aglow in these nations are empowered to develop resources that enable them to take advantage of all that God is releasing from Heaven.
- Pray for the Aglow prayer group in the Capital city of these nations.
- Proclaim increase in the influence and ministry of Aglow in these nations.
- This month pray especially for Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova
Operation Every Nation - "Pray In" The Nations Still to be Reached
We are praying for Aglow to be affiliated in every nation of the world. We are very close to reaching that goal. Let’s continue to move forward together, a company of champions and global leaders of significance, to see Every nation touched, every heart changed.
- Pray that an Aglow Prayer Group will be established in the capital cities of these nations.
- Pray for Aglow to establish powerful Kingdom Communities founded on the fullness of Christ in these nations.
- Pray there is an opening for Aglow International to cultivate a presence in this nation that creates an atmosphere of celebration, impartation and restoration.
- Pray for Christians in these nations to grow in courage and an overcoming spirit.
- aglowglobalprayer.org provides prayer information for every nation.
Complete list of Operation Every Nation nations and their capital cities.
Follow Aglow on Twitter @Aglowprayer. Global prayer updates and encouraging prayer keys are sent out several times each week through Twitter. This is a great way to stay connected in prayer.
For Reflections on Heaven-to-Earth Prayer from Aglow International, go to http://aglowblogs.org/prayer/.