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Day 28 of 40 – Prayer and Fasting for Church (You and I) and Leadership: Praying for the Persecuted Churches in China, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Africa and the Western World
True Stories – Why are Christians the most persecuted of all Religions of the World? Persecuted Churches – Focus on Asia, Africa and the combined Western World lead by America: Prayer and Fasting for the Persecuted Churches Day 28 of 40 + Action Plan – Nigerian Election 2023 – 2 Steps and 3 Northern Compass
Last post title 9th of April 2023 – True Stories – Why are Christians the most persecuted of all Religions of the World? Focus on Saudi Arabia and Israel:Prayer and Fasting for the Persecuted Churches Day 24 of 40
Link – https://www.otakada.org/true-stories-why-are-christians-the-most-persecuted-of-all-religions-of-the-world-focus-on-saudi-arabia-and-israelprayer-and-fasting-for-the-persecuted-churches-day-24-of-40/
Friends, welcome to the last day on interceding for the persecuted churches with particular focus on Asia, Africa and the combined Western World. This post will give content for your prayers.
From tomorrow, we will be praying for the organized church structure and those who manage that structure for one week – Both leaders and followers alike.
You don’t need to be a prophet to tell that some of the organized church structure is causing division in the body of Christ and all manner of evil that should not even be mentioned amongst the brethren – So, begin to intercede for the church organization that you see, that you experienced or currently worshipping. Turn your frustrations into force of prayer as you call the owner of the church to take His place in our organized structures in Jesus name, Amen.
Before we begin the exposer on persecuted churches in Asia, Africa and Western World, led by America, I would like to start today’s post commenting on the presidential election 2023 and the necessary action plan that will provide a higher leverage in determining outcomes come May 29th, which happens to be my birthday interestingly. So, we bring you:
Action Plan – Nigerian Election 2023 – 2 Steps and 3 Northern Compass
As Christians in a falling and failing world where we are called to be the light and the salt, Jesus has shown us by living, breathing example that, to effect change outcomes, we must do two things:
1) We must pray as if all depend on God for what is impossible with men is possible with God
Luke 18:27 But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
In referencing that scripture in expounded format, I dare say that, “It is a miracle of grace when those who have wealth do not put their trust in it. Man cannot, but God, can break the spell that riches exercise over the wealthy.”
And secondly, we learnt from Jesus that:
2) We must take action as if all depends on us. For faith without works is dead faith indeed.
Jesus didn’t just ask for the Father’s will concerning going to the cross or absconding. He prayed for the will of the Father and He obeyed by going to the cross, the Lord strengthening Him through His angels. The angel would have taken down all the attackers in one blow but it will be against God’s perfect will for Jesus at that point in time. Attacking the attackers will be in the realm of permissive will and God will not be honored and the salvation that we now enjoy today will not have happened. With God, there is always a going down before a rising up. That has always been Gods pattern. We can’t break that order. Abraham experienced it- leaving comfortable home in Mesopotamia, and going to an unknown land, without even a piece of land to bury his dead; Jacob becoming Israel after so much suffering with his uncle Laban and how He had to contend; Joseph, a slave boy becoming a prime minister in a foreign land, Moses on exile in a foreign land as a Shepard becoming the priest and king of Israel. Jesus coming down to deliver many, dying a gruesome death and rising to deliver mankind, as many that will accept Him and the sacrifice. If God has called you a deliverer, you must go down first to where those who are being delivered are resident and experiencing what they are experiencing before you can be qualified to deliver them.
Read and digest this scripture:
17 So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead)
26 For as the body without the aspirit is bdead, so faith without cworks is dead also.
But we must recognize out of these two points I mentioned above where the biggest leverage is – The biggest leverage is in the realm of strategic spiritual warfare. For what? To enforce God’s plans, God’s purpose, God’s desire here on it. We must get into the throne room with a blank sheet of paper. Allowing God to set the direction and tone of our prayers. Starting with, “Not our will, but His be done.”
Below are 3 of our northern compass consideration to be factored in in the throne room prayers highlighted below:
41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed,
42 Saying, Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but [[a]always] Yours be done.
43 And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven, strengthening Him in spirit.
If God says a donkey will be your leader, that is what it will be. A donkey is it. If God says a donkey 🐴 is your leader and you force in, say, a monkey? then, that’ll is against Gods plan, we must then enforce, in the place of prayer the donkey of His perfect will. If we don’t, a monkey 🐒 stays with all the ramifications that comes in living outside God’s perfect will and plans for us. Read Psalm 82 to understand how important it is, as God’s representative to act as god’s here on earth to enforce righteousness and justice on the earth realm – His perfect plan and perfect will. We are told that righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne. To gain clarity on the importance of righteousness and justice been foundation of God’s throne, Also, read Psalm 89:14-16.
Remember, that God will permit permissive will because after man blamed Him for giving him a wife, and that that wife made the man sin, and man decided to be his own god, God responded in
6 When men began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them,
2 The sons of God saw that the daughters of men were fair, and they took wives of all they desired and chose.
3 Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.
From that day, it became, “What you want is what you get but you will have no control over the outcome of getting want you want.”
Second northern compass is that:
2) Second northern compass: We are not wrestling against flesh and blood! Take your stand – watch and pray, pray and watch.
Read this so that you can have a brain reset and view things from the spiritual paradigm
10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,
16 Lift up over all the [covering] shield of [c]saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit [d]wields, which is the Word of God.
18 Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people).
3) Third Northern compass: This kind goeth not except by prayer and fasting!
Matthew 17:16-21, “And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
How do you then launch a strategic spiritual warfare in bolts and nuts?
Prayer for Nigeria and the Presidential Election fallouts:
This is how we have been praying. I encourage you to do this every day until “the die is cast” – meaning, the event has happened or a decision has been taken that cannot be changed that is come 29th of May, my birthday!
Father, what an awesome privilege You Lord has given unto us the sons of men, as Your ambassador, chosen through the death and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. The action of Your Son at the cross has given us authority in heaven, on earth and under the earth to adjudicate on Yourself so that righteousness and justice prevails where You have planted us as light and salt of the earth.
Now, Father, we bring before Your throne of mercy, Nigerians as a people, made in Your image and likeness for such a time as this. Take all the praise, honor and adoration in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Father, presidential election has taken place and their are aggrieved parties resulting in court case and the tribunal ongoing as we call upon Your name even now.
Father, come down in Your mercy, have mercy upon us as a people. We have not lived totally according to the precepts You have setup for us. Lord have mercy, we have sinned, we repent of our wrong doing, in misrepresenting You Lord God. We return today, asking that You accept us back, not on account of our righteousness but on account of the finished work of Your Son Jesus Christ, on account of His righteousness upon that cross at Calvary. We receive total cleansing through that sacrificial blood in Jesus name, amen.
Now, Lord, have Your free rule and reign in this glorious land, the people You have set apart for world evangelism in this time and season in Jesus name, Amen. As Your mouthpiece, Your hand, Your legs, Your heart, we now degree and declare, with our whole heart, our soul and mind, our total being as follows:
1) We decree and Declare concerning the presidency, no one is permitted to sit on the throne of Nigerian presidency except the one You Lord have selected, who will further Your righteous cause in the land, in the Senate, the house of representatives, judiciary, the parastatals, the state governments, house of assemblies, local government secretariats, chairmen, those who are in any category of leadership in businesses and schools, establishments, in our homes and families and here in Nigeria in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen
2) We dethrone wickedness and unrighteousness as we bind the wicked spirits that energizes them by the authority in the name of Jesus Christ, and we lose angels of war and guardian angels of our land in Jesus name, Amen
3) We proclaim that this nation, called Nigeria and the people called Nigerians becomes a praise in the lands all around the world as we silence the accusers of the brethren in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Thank You for we know that we know that You have heard and heeded our prayers this day as You do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can even think or imagine in Jesus name, amen
Now, we look our title today
True Stories – Why are Christians the most persecuted of all Religions of the World? Focus on Asia, Africa and the combined Western World lead by America: Prayer and Fasting for the Persecuted Churches Day 28 of 40
Lets look at Asia and Africa:
Open Doors has now released the 2023 World Watch List of Christian persecution.
Every day, 13 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith.
Every day, 12 churches or Christian buildings are attacked.
And every day, 12 Christians are unjustly arrested or imprisoned, and another 5 are abducted.
So reports the 2021 World Watch List (WWL), the latest annual accounting from Open Doors of the top 50 countries where Christians are the most persecuted for following Jesus.
“You might think the [list] is all about oppression. … But the [list] is really all about resilience,” stated David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, introducing the report released today.
“The numbers of God’s people who are suffering should mean the Church is dying—that Christians are keeping quiet, losing their faith, and turning away from one another,” he stated. “But that’s not what’s happening. Instead, in living color, we see the words of God recorded in the prophet Isaiah: ‘I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert’” (Isa. 43:19, ESV).
The listed nations contain 309 million Christians living in places with very high or extreme levels of persecution, up from 260 million in last year’s list.https://youtu.be/bT5gufmcttU
The precise number of Christians who are killed because of their faith remains unclear; reports showing a fall in the number of deaths during the period June 2015 to June 2017 to below 100,000 still show that the level of violence aimed at Christians remains severe. The most recent mass killing of Christians happened in Sri Lanka, when, on Easter morning 2019, some 150 Christians died in strikes by suicide bombers at three churches.
ACN research is showing that Christian persecution is most sharply on the rise in South and East Asia, in countries like Myanmar, India, Pakistan, China and North Korea. That region is now the hot spot for persecution, taking over that dubious honor from the Middle East. Across Africa, jihadist violence against Christians remains at critical levels. For example, ISIS affiliate Boko Haram has perpetrated genocidal attacks targeting Christians in northern Nigeria. In the last few years, the group has suffered significant military defeats and the loss of territory it held, but remains a danger to Christians. The focus is now on the attacks by Muslim Fulani herdsmen on Christian farmers in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, with many observers pointing at the herdsmen’s sophisticated weaponry as a sign the attackers have financial backing. Some speak of an effort to Islamicize the country. In Nigeria nearly 3500 Christians were killed because of their faith in 2020.
Increastingly, the whole of sub-Saharan Africa has been targeted by Islamist extremists–some groups financed by Gulf States–with Christians most often singled out for wanton killings. The Central Sahel has suffered the greatest increase in militant Islamist group activity of any region in Africa. Extremist attacks in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger increased from 180 incidents in 2017 to approximately 800 violent events in the first 10 months of 2019.
Christians held in captivity because of their faith
According to research by Aid to the Church in Need unjust detention of Christians—most often under deplorable and cruel conditions—is emerging as one of the most prevalent, enduring, and serious forms of Christian persecution.
Research shows that every month, in the 50 countries where it is most dangerous to be a Christian—countries like Pakistan and China—an average of 309 Christians are unjustly imprisoned. From Asia and the Middle East to Africa and parts of South America, thousands of Christians are unjustly detained for their faith. Many suffer in complete silence, while women suffer the additional violence of rape and other sexual abuse in captivity. In 2019, there were 1,052 known cases of Christians being abducted, be it by governments or non-state actors, like Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The Combined Western World Spearheaded by America
Not Just Acceptance, But Coercion—Christians Now Being Told to Embrace Gay “Marriage” or Else
In the name of tolerance, a growing number of Americans—including many professing Christians—have accepted gay “marriage” and abortion as we watch the nation move further from its biblically rooted morality. In a recent twist of intolerance (the irony and hypocrisy notwithstanding), many secular activists are not merely content with legalizing unions between same-sex couples but now want to force Bible-believing Christians to accept such unions and reject their consciences. Threatening punitive consequences, some anti-Christians are demanding that believers not only acknowledge gay “marriages” as legitimate, but even to embrace and celebrate them. In other words, these secularists want their views forced upon everyone else, to the exclusion of the US Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of religious exercise.
life—organizations in Washington to 1. hire someone who agrees with abortion and 2. provide mandatory insurance coverage for their employees to get an abortion. This legislation is a direct attack on the freedom of religion and conscience of pro-life people.2
A nation that was based largely on biblical values has turned anti-biblical, with the trend accelerating in recent years. Ironically, sympathy for gay “marriage” and abortion has even infected the church. One Christian observer has noted that, “the last six years has been a disaster for the evangelicals in this country. Religious freedom has never been under more scrutiny, nor has it ever been more acceptable to personally attack Christians and their livelihoods for their beliefs. There is no longer any institutional refuge for the religious.”
She added, “It is not at all surprising, then, that significant numbers of Christians have learned to adapt as a result. Nowhere is this more apparent than the same-sex marriage debate. Christians cannot ignore the stable numbers in polls showing support for gay marriage among young evangelicals. According to Time magazine, young evangelicals’ support for gay marriage has gone from 20 percent in 2003 to 43 percent in 2014.”3 In fact, Answers in Genesis found in a study conducted by America’s Research Group of the 20s generation in the church (with an error margin of 3.8%) that 41% approved of gay “marriage” and 12% said they didn’t know.
Many Christians have been changing their views on abortion and homosexual behavior regardless of what the Bible teaches. In wanting either to avoid the label of being intolerant or in some cases desiring to steer clear of governmental persecution, Christians are acquiescing. We believe that much of the giving in is because so many in the church have compromised God’s Word beginning in Genesis, and so now generations in our churches really don’t look to the Bible as the absolute authority of the Word of God.
The Nature of Christian Persecution is Changing in the West
By Ron Rose
We see from the forgoing that America is spreading the gay movement and all manner of evil around the world and if you don’t fall in line, there will be persecution – covertly or overtly. A covert form of persecution against those who stand against the gay movement.The Lord have mercy upon the western world in Jesus name and preserve all those who are under the influence of the western world, strengthen them to stand Their ground despite all that they are promoting against the word of God in Jesus name, amen. May they remain steadfast, bold and multiply righteousness and justice as a consequence in Jesus name, Amen
This brings us to the end of today’s title, ”
Day 28 of 40 – Prayer and Fasting for Church (You and I) and Leadership: Praying for the Persecuted Churches in China, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Africa and the Western World
True Stories – Why are Christians the most persecuted of all Religions of the World? Persecuted Churches – Focus on Asia, Africa and the combined Western World lead by America: Prayer and Fasting for the Persecuted Churches Day 28 of 40 + Action Plan – Nigerian Election 2023 – 2 Steps and 3 Northern Compass”
Ambassador Oreojo Monday Ogbe
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