Satan Divided You to Conquer You, NOT to Help You. Believe this.

Proverbs 22:2 (KJV)

The rich and poor meet together : the LORD is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:2

Satan divides and conquers people by race, but especially by wealth. He divides you to conquer you, NOT to help you. Believe this.

 

Make a decision not to judge people by their wealth or bloodline, and to join up with people of a different economic status and nationality to worship the Lord.

 

You will be destroying your real enemy and helping yourself at the same time.

 

The enemy divided you to conquer you, not to help you. If you don’t believe this, then the enemy is smarter than you. Believe this and fight against it by Unifying with Agreement on the Truth.

Its bad enough when people don’t agree based on confusion and ignorance and disobedience –  but what’s TEN TIMES WORSE is when people that DO AGREE choose to separate themselves based on economics or nationality. That is SATAN’S ultimate checkmate. Its like stopping at the one yard line with 1 second left in the game, down by one point.

Pastor Eric’s Perspective on the Solemn Assembly | Countdown to The Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 20 –

 Pastor Eric Moore sent me this message… it was so beautiful I asked him if I could post it on my blog. He said yes, so here it is!

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You are probably aware that believers from around the country are going to gather at Ford Field on 11-11-11 for the CALL Detroit. For about three years I carried a burden that metro Detroit needed to gather for a solemn assembly. So when Lou Engle decided to do a Call in Detroit I immediately rejoiced! Lou’s organization, The Call, is based on Joel 2:15, “Blow the trumpet in zion, declare a holy fast, CALL a sacred assembly…”. (www.thecall.com) God is providing a powerful opportunity for the Body of Christ in metro Detroit to humble ourselves together in repentance and seeking God for mercy.
 
It is so important that we understand why we are assembling so we can properly prepare to attend.
 
The Forgotten Spiritual Discipline of the Solemn Assembly
 
Over the last decade I developed a deep appreciation for the Solemn Assembly. Prior to 2001 I didn’t really even know what a solemn assembly was and the vital role that it played in Biblical theology and in Church history. A solemn assembly is a corporate church discipline that brings a willing, humble church to a moment of repentance and belief in the efficacy of the cross and the mercy of God. The Church uses the discipline of a solemn assembly when she recognizes her sinfulness and the need to repent. Usually the driving force for a solemn assembly is dire circumstances in the community or nation.

The Church needs to reclaimed the solemn as a spiritual discipline. If you are over 30 years old you have watched the Church reclaim the spiritual discipline of fasting. As a child I never heard of anyone doing a fast. I was floored in the late 90’s when a pastor friend of mine in Canton, MI committed to doing a 40 day fast. I thought he was nuts! Our mindset has shifted about fasting. Now I know many people who fast, even doing extended fasts, me included! The same shift is beginning to happen with the forgotten discipline of solemn assemblies.
 
For a detailed presentation on the theology and history of solemn assemblies go to http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF09E09.pdf. Dr. Owen Roberts has a outstanding explanation entitled SOLEMN ASSEMBLY: Forgotten Means of God’s Grace;. Hope for the Survival of America. Here is a germaine excerpt…
 

Not only were Solemn Assemblies a very common aspect in the revivals of the Bible, but they were a very important part of the life of believers in America during all its early years. For verification of this one has only to consult the Sprague Collection of Early American Pamphlets at the Weidener Library at Harvard University. There will be found a large number of sermons that were preached at the Fast Days and Solemn Assemblies which were frequently called and earnestly attended by American believers prior to the general decline of true Christianity which characterizes twentieth-century America.

Our Fathers believed God was offended by sin. They themselves were deeply troubled both by the existence of personal sin in their own lives and by the presence of unconfessed corporate sins in the churches and in the nation. They regarded natural calamities as manifestations of the displeasure of God Almighty against sin and allowed such events as earthquakes, fires, volcanoes, epidemics, floods, and droughts to prompt them to special seeking of God’s face in fasting, prayer, and corporate repentance. They also sought the Lord in Solemn Assemblies in connection with wars, murders, rapes, etc., believing such outbursts of wickedness to be directly related to the general decline of moral and spiritual life in the churches.
 
The Call Detroit – Investing in Our Community’s Solemn Assembly
 
With fascination I’m watching leaders of churches come on board with support for the Call. It’s truly supernatural the way God is pulling it together. Historic black denominations like COGIC, Full Gospel Baptist, AME, independent Charismatic and Baptist are seeing God’s hand orchestrating this movement. The bridging between the black and white cultures is flourishing, not just because a new set of relationships is developing but also because the content of the conversations is so much more spiritually substantive!

 
In a recent meeting with key leaders in Detroit, Lou observed, “In all of the 18 CALLS I’ve done in America, I never been welcomed to a city like I have in Detroit. And I’ve never been welcomed by the black community until now.” Yea, God!
 
Getting on board with what God is doing requires adjustments on our part. (Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God, notes that it will probably bring a crisis of faith!) To really engage expectantly in this solemn assembly will require new levels of…
 
First, Contending. This solemn assembly is about contending in the spiritual battle in Detroit and our nation. The Call is not a concert to come and enjoy good music. We are gathering to fast and pray together. God gave us a way to deal with the spiritual forces of darkness. They were conquered at the Cross. When unconfessed sin is present in someone’s life or in a territory, demonic forces have a legal right to be present and active. Through confession the power of the cross is applied and the legal claim of darkness is negated. Even the Old Testament gives example of the power of confession when Nehemiah and Ezra confessed their sins and the sins of their fathers. Real change came about through genuine repentance. Come, having prepared yourself with personal repentance!
 
Second, Humility. Investing in this solemn assembly requires the true humility to identify with the sins of our community and of our fathers. Humility is the doorway to grace, which we desperately need. That was the humility expressed by Nehemiah and Ezra. Their prayers did not blame someone else for what was wrong. They embraced it as their own. The corruption in our city governments around metro detroit is not a reason to throw stones but to kneel down ask God to forgive us. So it should be with each of the sins devastating our community! Come, and cloak yourself with true humility!
 
Third, Unity. Joel’s call for a solemn assembly called for everyone-each tribe, young and old, male and female, old people and babies. Stop what you’re doing and come together! That’s the idea! Kneel together to find mercy. Just maybe the fullness of the Kingdom of Heaven is found in the variety of expressions and passions in Christ’s Body. Come, even if you have questions about the other guy!! LOL!
 
 One last thought…
 
As spiritual leaders have gathered to discuss and plan for the CALL they consistently say, “We don’t need another prayer meeting, we need a prayer movement!”  Lou’s words pierced many hearts when he said, “Islam has a prayer culture, we have prayer meetings!” (Even those are not real well attended!) 
 
The Call is an event, an important event. God will hear our prayers and respond with mercy. But the full catalytic power of the Call is to shift us into a deeper place of love among the family, deeper place of intimacy and intercession before God and a deeper faith to live sacrificially for our community!
 
That’s what His kingdom looks like!!!
 
Love,
 
Pastor Eric Neale Moore 
 

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call

Occupy Jesus Christ (Behold My Servant) | Countdown to the Call Detroit 11-11-11: Day 26 –

OCCUPY JESUS CHRIST(Behold My Servant) – Justice for the Nations

I was at an amazing prayer meeting the other day. I’m not sure if anything like this has ever happened before, but one of the top leaders in the COGIC denomination, one of the top leaders in the AOG denomination, and many pastors in the city of Detroit held a unified prayer meeting and started a 21-day fast. COGIC and AOG split racially (black & white) after Azuza Street, so the spiritual significance of the unity was amazing. The Prayer was for the poor, and all types of revival in Detroit.

But anyway, I just want to share a quick blog inspired by a 5 minute sermonette by Stuart Greaves on the Kingdom Justice Movement that is based not on political and social causes, but on Jesus Christ. True effective Justice only comes from God, and is centered on Jesus Christ. We are expounding on Isaiah 42:

1 Behold – [You have to BEHOLD Jesus Christ if You want Justice, or True judgement. This is the main thing, and the first and last priority.]

 my servant,– [Jesus is GOD’s servant, he proactively fulfills God’s every practical desire

whom I uphold – [GOD supports, upholds, undergirds, and sustains His servant] ;

mine elect, – [God’s servant has been chosen and endorsed by Him, he is confident in God’s decision to choose him]

in whom my soul delighteth – [God delights in Him, God has pleasure in His servant Jesus.] ;

I have put my spirit upon him: – [ God gave Jesus His power and His spirit to do great exploits]

he shall bring forth judgment  to the Gentiles. – [ Jesus is the only person qualified to bring judgement to the people of the earth ]

2 He shall not cry , nor lift up , nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.  – [ Jesus preached His message with boldness, but He didn’t strive, debate, or argue. ]

3 A bruised reed shall he not break , and the smoking flax shall he not quench – [ Jesus didn’t do much violence, He was gentle in the physical realm, but violent in the spiritual, through fasting, prayer, and preaching/speaking]

: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. – [ Jesus’s social and political causes are for truth to reign, not for strife and gain.]

4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged , till he have set judgment in the earth: – [ Jesus is not in a rush. He wasn’t rushing then, and He’s not now. He knows He won’t fail, and He won’t be discouraged. Its just a matter of time until He executes His decision on every cause, on every case, and every injustice in the earth.]

 and the isles shall wait for his law. – [ Every group of people down to each island community will end up looking to Jesus Christ Himself, to find out what He has to say about their society and community.]

Isaiah 42

BEHOLD GOD’S SERVANT!

Justice comes from beholding Jesus Christ. So if you have a heart for justice in the earth, or you need justice in your own life… look for and expect Jesus Christ.

And if you too are a servant of God, laboring for justice, then BEHOLD how the Chief Servant, Jesus Christ does his justice work. Justice only comes from Beholding Jesus Christ. If you are chosen, elected, supported, empowered, and delighted in by God thru Jesus Christ, then you will have the confidence, patience, and endurance to wait on God, work for God, and receive His judgement based on Truth. If you want to OCCUPY anything… make sure you are Occupying Jesus Christ! He has all true Justice and Judgement under His Authority.

Judgement:

Definition
  1. judgment, justice, ordinance
    1. judgment
      1. act of deciding a case
      2. place, court, seat of judgment
      3. process, procedure, litigation (before judges)
      4. case, cause (presented for judgment)
      5. sentence, decision (of judgment)
      6. execution (of judgment)
      7. time (of judgment)
    2. justice, right, rectitude (attributes of God or man)
    3. ordinance
    4. decision (in law)
    5. right, privilege, due (legal)
    6. proper, fitting, measure, fitness, custom, manner, plan

Make your way to Detroit on 11-11-11 for The Call. Pray with us. Join people all over Detroit that are fasting and praying in preparation for God to do something BIG in our city, nation, and world… NOW. Yes, NOW.

The Call