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18 Years Later…

Every September 11th, I reflect back on the most traumatic day this current generation collectively faced. Many of you have faced much more traumatic events in your personal lives, but this one is one the nation bore together. Its ramification have altered our country forever.

I remember it differently, because I saw it before it happened. On September 9th, 2001, the Lord gave me a dream. I walked around Lower Manhattan with an angel until he stopped and looked at the towers that are now fountanous holes in the ground. He showed me the two towers collapse straight into the ground; a sight I would see again on television as it happened two days later.

The Lord let me see what was coming two days in advance so I could tell the story of what has still yet to unfold nearly two decades later. It hasn’t happened yet, but I know it will. The question is, will our hearts be prepared? Will we be willing to listen to the Lord this time around?

From September 11th through the 13th, my book where I tell what the Lord showed me will be free on the Amazon Kindle store. The Lord gave me an important message to share, and I think it’s worth your time to read and understand that the collapse of those towers isn’t the end of the story.

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A Tower of Deception

A Special Note:

I don’t do this often, but I feel this is one of the most critical moments in our nation’s history for God’s people to know about this, so I’m asking you to forward this to anyone and everyone you know who should hear this. 

I want everyone to read this book I speak of later, so I am dropping the price on Amazon as low as they will let me from now on and I will be making it free on Kindle for the next five days (the most they allow). 

We are in a divine moment in our nation. Please spread the word and join me in prayer.

In The News

Everyone in America has now seen One World Trade Center in New York illuminated pink by now. If you haven’t, it was done so by the decree of Governor Cuomo of New York to celebrate the passage of an historically evil piece of legislation.

Like anything else, there is nuance to the bill that was passed, but its intent was clear: to provide for abortion on demand up until the point of birth. Those who passed it feared that the landmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v Wade may soon be overturned, and it was their attempt to combat that at a state level by legalizing any and all abortion.

Governor Cuomo directed several buildings and bridges in New York to be illuminated pink in honor of the bill, most notably One World Trade Center’s spire, and issued this statement:

“Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion,” Cuomo said. “With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body.”

What Owner?

A friend of mine sent me a message after the news started to circulate:

He said that he could “see the owner” of the building. What he meant was that it was obvious now that a dream the Lord gave me in 2003 where God showed me that Satan was behind, and using this icon of America, for his purposes in our nation.

I wrote about this in a book in 2013, where I detailed two important dreams the Lord gave me specifically about One World Trade Center, and its importance to our nation in the coming years. 

The First Dream, September 9, 2001

The first dream was on September 9, 2001. Two days before 9/11, an angel took me around Lower Manhattan (the financial district) and stopped to point at the World Trade Center’s twin towers. As I looked at them, they collapsed straight down into the ground. A flood of people began to rush by us in sheer terror, fleeing the destruction of the building. 

When I awoke from the dream, I had no clue what to make of the dream. I had no inclination that what I had already seen would literally happen two days later. 

On that fateful day, I watched in horror with he rest of the nation, but my horror carried a pain I had never experienced before. I felt the grief of the nation, but I also felt a guilt—guilt that I had somehow failed all those people who died. I thought that the Lord must have shown me that dream so I could do something to stop it.

Months of guilt weighed me down until one day I realized the angel never told me in the dream when what he showed me would happen. I didn’t have time to warn anyone, and certainly no one was going to take seriously a college student from Texas about our nation’s tallest buildings collapsing. 

It took a while, but I finally understood that the Lord prophetically showed me one of our nation’s most tragic moments beforehand so that I would be listening. I needed to be listening to Him.

I began asking the Lord to speak to me, if He had anything else to share about the matter of 9/11. He spoke again in March of 2003.

The Second Dream | March 2003

Long before the designs for the replacement building was conceived, in that dream the Lord showed me the building that now stands. I was there to work on the replacement for the fallen towers. When the dream began, I remarked to myself that I thought it was funny that there was only one building instead of two.

The building also looked very different from its predecessors. Instead of being the opaque dull white of the former Twin Towers, the new building was a shiny, dark reflective glass. In the dream, I was there to work on it as it was still under construction.

When I got inside to begin construction, I noticed that all the people building it were Christians. As we worked, we had a sense of “for God and Country;” that what we were doing was an act of service to our God.

The work progressed until we reached the top level. Just then, Satan walked into the room. Everyone else left, and he and I stared at each other. Confusion surround me as I kept saying to myself, “This is impossible. You don’t belong here. You can’t be here. This is our building.”

After what seemed like forever, I understood something. I realized that Satan had actually been behind the building of this tower, and that we had all been rebuilding it for him! When I understood that in the dream, Satan smiled at me, as if to say “thanks,” and walked out of the room. 

At the end of the dream, I stood at the base of the completed building at night, and I could feel evil exuding from it. What I saw in the dream is exactly what is there now. As soon as I awoke from the dream, I head the voice of the Lord say, “That building will be a sign and a seal of My judgment against America.” 

Since its completion, the building, and its decorative spire have been used to celebrate many wicked events. This week, it was illuminated in pink to celebrate this most wicked of laws. A few years ago, it was illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate homosexuality. 

At a symbolic 1,776 feet tall, One World Trade Center truly is a sign of America itself. It has come to embody and celebrate some of the most wicked aspects of our nation and culture. 

I feel we are at a critical and divine moment in our nation’s history, and I want to make my book available to everyone free of charge or as cheaply as possible. It will be free on Amazon Kindle starting tomorrow, and from now on, the price has been reduced to as low as Amazon and other retailers will allow. 

Please consider sharing this message so God’s people will hear what He has spoken about the days we are living in.

You can get the book, The Year of the Lord’s Favor, at Amazon.

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How Prayer Changes Things

Lord, I ask that you would close that place. Put it out of business, Lord.

I prayed that prayer nearly every day for seven years. My wife reminded me about that the other day because the Lord had answered my prayer. I hadn’t realized it had finally happened.

The Dirty Sock

The Silk Stocking was a strip club down the road from our house in College Station, Texas. In fact, as far as I know, it was the only strip club in town. I had to pass it every time I went pretty much anywhere, so I made a habit of praying for its closure every time I saw it.

I had actually started praying that it would close back when I was a college student and some of my classmates lovingly referred to it as “The Dirty Sock.” I prayed that it would close and that none of the people I knew would ever go there.

After seven years of praying almost every day and another decade of praying anytime I thought of it or saw it, it finally closed.

Why Prayer Works

Prayer works. It just does. It does not work because of some etherial forces. It does not work because it makes us feel better. It does not work because we become more aware of the need for change within us. It does not work because our minds are cleared from wrong thinking.

Prayer works because there is a real God who really hears our prayers. Some of those other things may be good by-products of prayer, but they make prayer a waste of time if that is what you expect. Prayer should only ever be thought of as communication with a loving God who actually hears and desires to respond.

Planned Parenthood

In 1999, when Planned Parenthood decided to expand their clinic in Bryan, Texas to include abortion services, the churches in Bryan and College Station banded together and started an organization called the Coalition for Life. Their main goal was to pray for the closure of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan.

The organization grew to do more than that, but it never lost its focus. It prayed. We prayed. The city prayed. Groups would almost constantly be in front of the building praying for the women inside and for the clinic to close. In August of 2013 the clinic closed, but not until after it made some national headlines a few years before.

Abby Johnson (http://www.abbyjohnson.org) was the clinic director and had been asked to assist in an abortion for the first time in her career. After seeing a little baby die live on the ultrasound monitor, her world changed. She went from being one of Planned Parenthood’s most outspoken and prized clinic directors to one of the nation’s most firebrand pro-life advocates. After the procedure, she walked across the street into the offices of the Coalition for Life and asked what she could do next. They were shocked, to say the least.

Even the clinic building is now owned by some of the pro-life doctors who supported Coalition for Life, Haywood and Noreen Johnson. Check out their website, http://brazosmedical.com.

The answers to our prayers don’t always look that dramatic, but when we do not give up, our prayers will always be answered.

Faith Defined: Keep Praying

The power of fervent, consistent prayers over years are amazing. Praying for the same thing for a long time is hard, but that is actually how God ordained prayer to work.

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

“For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I donʼt fear God or care what people think, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she wonʼt eventually come and attack me!’ ”

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Luke 18:1-8

I don’t know why God made it to where we have to pray consistently over time, sometimes years, but He did. That’s just how it works, and He’s the one who gets to decide how it works.

But it works.

It really changes things, because we have a loving God who really hears and He really acts on our behalf, and on behalf of our faith. He defines faith not in what we ask, but in whether or not we will continue to ask.

The Better Solution

The most amazing thing about how God works is that He is way better at accomplishing what we ask for than we would be if we just tried to do it ourselves.

When we get belligerent and militant about not getting our way, we do more harm than good. We turn people off or lock their heart in opposition. When abortion doctors are murdered, it only emboldens abortion advocates. When “Christians” remind strippers of how terrible they are, or how women walking into an abortion clinic are going to hell, it only hardens peoples’ hearts.

But when we pray, and ask God to change things that seem too far above our pay grade, He gives us a clinic director who knows how to offer people working in clinics who want out a way out. When we ask for God to close a strip club, He does it and then provides a church in town that goes out of their way to reach out to every stripper and help them find new work to provide for themselves and their families (that happened for the strippers of Silk Stocking, by the way).

The 7:14 Prayer

The Lord spoke to me about the dire situation America was in back in 2003. I wrote a book titled The Year of the Lord’s Favor based on that encounter, and out of that book I started a prayer movement to encourage people to pray with me.

Now I pray twice a day, at 7:14 am and 7:14 pm, a prayer based on 2 Chronicles 7:14:

“Lord, have mercy on America and Your church for our wickedness. Give us humility and raise up a praying church to seek Your face. Forgive us and heal our land, Lord.”

I pray this twice a day because I know the power of consistent, fervent prayer over years. I have seen it work, and I know why it works. The God who hears our prayers is way better at answering them than we are at making what we want happen by ourselves.

I encourage you to join with me in praying for America. Go to 714Prayer.org and join the movement to pray twice a day with us.

Or maybe you have something bigger than yourself you want to see changed? Lost children, hurting family and friends, or injustice in your city? Begin praying, and set your mind to pray until God answers, even if the answer comes beyond your years.

Because prayer works.

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Acts: A 10 Week Bible Study Podcast

Howdy everyone, and sorry it’s been so long since you’ve heard from me. I’ve taken the last couple months off from writing to focus on some other projects. During the summer I will still be writing very little, but I will be starting the next series in my 10 Week Bible Podcast.

Acts in 10 Weeks

Acts is up next, and I think you’re really going to enjoy it. This is going to be an engaging, though-provoking and encouraging study of Acts for everyone–whether this is your first time to study Acts or your 15th.

As always, the most important thing is to read the book of Acts once a week while we go through the study. That is the most dramatic and impactful thing you can do while you go through any Bible study (actually reading the Bible itself), and it is the bedrock of the 10 Week Bible study method.

The first episode will be available in a few weeks and they will run weekly throughout the summer, so stay tuned for this fun, encouraging and exciting study of Acts. I really believe you will see God’s Word in a new light and I pray you grow in passion for God.

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A Diary of Dreams and Visions (Video)

This is a brief explanation of my new book, A Diary of Dreams and Visions.