March derived its name from ancient Rome. It was then the first month of the ancient Roman calendar and dedicated to “Martius” after Mars, the Roman god of war. The first month of Spring falls between March and April. This is the period when winter is ending and the first flush of spring manifests. It is a logical point for the beginning of the year.
This year, most of this month will be considered to be properly Adar the sixth (6th) month of the Jewish civil calendar and the twelfth (12th) month of their sacred calendar. The 1st of Adar begun on sundown 23rd February and ends on sundown 23rd March when the new sacred year begins on 1st of Abib or Nisan (Ex 12:2; Deut 16:1) “Abib” is a collective noun signifying “green ears of corn.”
It is the third (3rd) month following the Gregorian calendar.
According to Greek mythology, March is named after Mars and is also identified with the Greek god of war – Eres, who exalts bloodshed and violence.
Other names for Eres are “The Avenger,” “The Slayer” and “The Curse.” The spear is his emblem; the dog and vulture are his sacred animals. In Roman mythology, Quirinus is a Sabine god of war, also identified with Mars. He was the god of the state of Rome and the father of Romus and Romulus who was the founder and first king of Rome.
The city of Rome celebrates her birthday on 21st March around the time of the Vernal Equinox.
The Jewish festival of Purim will occur this month on Thursday 14 Adar 5772 which corresponds to Sundown Wednesday 7th March 2012.
Feast of Purim commemorates Queen Esther and Mordecai’s victory over Haman and those who wanted to annihilate the Jewish people in the Babylonian Empire. Their story is recorded in the Book of Esther.
PRAYING INTO THE MONTH
This is a month of much activity. It will mark the close of a year and ushering in of another year. It is therefore in some ways, a new year. You hold the key to speak into the womb of each day of this year, to activate God’s purposes for it. I have put My words in your mouth, that you should plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth (Isa 51:16)
- Command every day of this month and the coming Sacred new year to praise the Lord. Read out Psalm 19,24,25, 75, 148-150 and Isaiah 35, 60-61 into this new season
- Shape the coming days by prophesying into each day. Pray what God has said about that day and plant the heavens over your life and circumstance, then lay the foundations of the earth for that day and speak into the day that it shall not do the bidding of any other voice except the voice of God.
- Speak into the womb of this month and carry out the creation process again. Speak and declare “Let there be light, let there be life, Let there be peace, let there be favor, health, clear communication of God’s will, understanding, wisdom, etc etc” in each day of the month. Speak into every key event taking place with regard to your family, church, nation and continent declaring the purposes of God for it – (not your own selfish purpose) (Isa 51:16)
- Did you make a resolution at the beginning of the year 2012? Examine how you have progressed thus far. This month you have opportunity to experience another new beginning – a new year. Revisit your resolutions. Revisit the things you set forth to accomplish this year. Bring them before the LORD and ask Him to equip you with the grace to accomplish His purposes. Where you have been derailed, discouraged ask for the grace and strength to pick up and run with the vision to a good finish.
- Is it your birth month? Ask that the heavens will bring forth their best for you in this month. When the heavens are in agreement with God’s purpose for you, then they will speak to the earth and the earth will bring forth its best for you. Remember almost everything you require comes from the earth; whether food, minerals, buildings, etc therefore it should be aligned with God’s purposes in order to be most productive. Pray this for the Body of Christ (Hos 2:21-22, Ps121:6,Lev 26:3-5,18-20)
- This is the 3rd month. The number 3 symbolizes divine unity; the unbreakable strength of a unified three-fold chord to be evidenced and then released in your family, in the Body of Christ, and in the territory at large, in every God glorifying event this month and in this new year.
- Pray that the virtue of the number 3, which denotes the unity in the Holy Trinity, The unbreakable strength of a unified three-fold chord to be evidenced and then released to the territory at large, in every God glorifying event this month.
- Command those days to respond only to His purposes and ignore every other voice speaking into them (Psa 19:2).
- 1st of Abib 5772 or 23rd March 2012, will usher in the sacred new year. The first few days of the first month of the year will therefore fall in the last week of March. Pray that every virtue the number 1 (one) which symbolizes the beginning, the foundation, the starting point of all that will be manifested in every God ordained activity in your life, family, place of occupation and the territory at large.
- Pray that the Holy Spirit will show you any old destructive foundations, that have super-imposed themselves on the only foundation Jesus Christ. Ask for a spirit of repentance of building on those false foundations. Pray this for the family, Body of Christ and every gate of society in your territory.
- God chose this particular season of new beginnings to start the year (Exo 12:1). During that season God displayed Himself as Jehovah Sabaoth the Man of War. He terrorized Pharaoh and contended with every one of the Egyptian gods through the 10 plagues. Praise God, that He ALONE is the Man of war. Command the planet Mars, the gods, Eres, Quirinus and Martius and every other god which is a counterfeit to be scattered as Jehovah Sabaoth arises as the Redeemer, Savior and Champion over every contentious situation in the territory.
Women and Youth Issues
From March 2007 to March 2010, Costa Rica saw a 600 % jump in child abuse reports. They are even using the term “child abuse epidemic” because of an alarming increase of reported child abuse cases committed over a short period of time across a broad segment of Costa Rican society. Of 4.6 million Costa Ricans, 1.5 million are under the 18, according to the 2000 census. the aggressors are very cruel in their actions, often including burns, bites or beatings. ”
We recently saw a four-month child with 37 adult bites in both legs, his arms fractured and his mouth broken,” a pediatrician told a local TV channel in Costa Rica. He said that many times, cigarettes are put out in their faces, hands, eyes or mouth. This is a reported situation in a nation where research has been carried out on child abuse. In many other nations, there is a similar increase in violence against children and youth that is not reported nor research done. Read Psalm 127.
- Unless the LORD builds…. We labor in vain. Unless the LORD builds and directs our families where children suffer greatest abuse, unless He builds our society and culture so that we raise children in His way, unless He builds our policies and legislations to protect children then we labor in vain. Bring the families, the Body of Christ and the Government before the LORD asking Him to rebuild what we have broken down so that child abuse has become an epidemic in most nations.
- You are familiar with your territory and some of the violence that takes place there. This month, take time to present yourself before the LORD. Have you been an abuser of children; whether yours or those in your care? Ask the LORD to examine you. Extend this to other kingdom citizens and ask the LORD to begin to shine His light in this area.
- Studies show that parents are increasingly involved in abusing their children in various ways. Something is causing people to lose self control when it comes to dealing with their children or even other people’s children. Bring your territory before the LORD and ask that He will give direction concerning legislations to curb this trend. Also pray that the LORD will reveal to individual kingdom citizens, groups and whole congregations on how to deal with the root causes of this violence and abuse toward children and youth.
- Pray that the LORD will release the Spirit of wisdom in the Body of Christ and then at government level concerning how to teach the masses and direct them in the raising up of children and directing youth according to God’s patterns.
- Pray for children and youth who have suffered at the hand of their families, school teachers, police and defense forces, from their minders and carers in various parts of society, and adults who are stronger than them physically. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move among youth, to bring corporate healing spiritually and physically so that their generation will arise with this jubilee season which is upon many nations especially in Africa.
- This is a year for the LORD to raise Esthers, Deborahs and Lydias. There are little girls among those who have suffered abuse. Their spirits are being broken from a very young age. Pray that the LORD will release a healing and an assurance to as many as He has ordained to arise in their generation; that they will indeed arise as women of substance and destiny in their territories. If you know of any such girls by name, please mention them from time to time.
Every year, in Africa alone about three million girls […] are subjected to genital mutilation/cutting, a dangerous and potentially life-threatening procedure that causes unspeakable pain and suffering.1 This practice violates girls’ and women’s basic human rights, denying them of their physical and mental integrity, their right to freedom from violence and discrimination, and in the most extreme case, of their life. This is the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
There are efforts to try and stop this form of violence against girls in various nations. In other nations even the girls themselves will seek this action against them because their culture ostracizes them if they avoid the activity. They feel they have no identity. Little has been done within the Body of Christ to actively educate, speak out or help stop these terrible actions.
- Do you know anyone or any people group who practice these abominable actions? Lift them up before the LORD for the trauma and suffering they undergo due to practice of FGM
- Pray that many young girls who even run away from school or home to seek for FGM in order to find acceptance in the community will encounter the LORD and find identity in Him.
- A number of people groups in almost all African nations except for Southern Africa practice FGM. There has been active resistance to the actions in some of them, but in others there is very little or nothing done with regard to government legislations against FGM. Some of these include The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria except a few states such as Edo State, Ogun, Cross River, Osun, Rivers and Bayelsa states. Sudan, Pray for these nations that the Body of Christ will begin to actively deal with the challenge of FGM and its consequences among women.
- Pray that in this season where the LORD is turning around the face of the continent, there will be an acceleration in terms of civil education provided by the Body of Christ and governments of the nations in stopping FGM
- Pray for individuals and whole communities where women suffer from the side effects of generations of this form of violence practiced against them and for the education of men and boys as to the hazards of FGM.
There is a terrifying escalation in the abuse of mind altering substances in various nations especially in Asia and Africa. Recently in India people died from alcohol laced with pesticide. People have become demonically creative in developing alcohol that is spiked with dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde (used for embalming dead bodies,), pesticide, methyl and ethyl alcohol to give them a quicker high. These substances cause various violent reactions including fits, vomiting and death, or blindness, vomiting and death.
Many families have lost sole bread winners, and in other places both men and women have become impotent from the use of spiked alcohol. There are few children being born in these communities as they get wiped out by alcohol abuse. In other areas escalation in violence has become a running joke in the society. Yet this is not a laughing matter but an issue for prayer.
The use of altered prescription drugs and altered dangerous drugs is on the increase. In parts of South Africa HIV patients in the townships live in fear of being robbed of their live-saving anti-retroviral drugs. They have become attractive targets for gangs who steal their pills, which are then combined with detergent powder and rat poison to make “whoonga” – a highly toxic and addictive street drug. Smokers use it to lace joints, believing the anti-retroviral Stocrin increases the hallucinogenic effects of marijuana – though there is no scientific proof of this.
The above is just one reported incidence of the dangerous laced mind altering substances found in one nation. There are many more unreported drug spiking activities in different other nations.
- This month, pray for your territory concerning alcohol and drug abuse. Bring repentance where you and even the Body of Christ at large have shunned and therefore neglected to pray and even participate actively in the reduction and stoppage of substance abuses.
- Pray that in this season of jubilee, the LORD will restore the health and lifestyle of those who have unwittingly found themselves in bondage to alcohol and drug related losses. (Isa 61:1-3)
- Each human being has been created with a void only the LORD can fill and fulfill. Pray that where people are seeking for solace, or answers in mind altering substances, the LORD will arise and fill them in the way only He can fill and fulfill.
- Pray for the generation of youth who have been affected by mind altering substances; that there will be wise solutions coming from individual kingdom citizens, groups and even whole congregations to offer support as they walk through the healing process. (Isa 50:4)
- On a regular basis, when confronted with a situation of substance abuses, ask the LORD what He will have you do to bring solutions either through your intercession, wise advise, friendship and help to those suffering to help them walk through a healing season.
- When dealing with any mind-altering activity spiritually, pray and resist the spirit of Babylon. This spirit captures the minds of people in any which way that it can, and controls them to do its bidding; which leads to death. Many who manufacture, trade in and profit from dealing with laced alcohol and drugs operate under this spirit. Many who are trapped in addictions are held in bondage by the same spirit. During this month and the new year, resist this spirit in your life, family, in communities where substance abuse is prevalent, in the Body of Christ and in your territory at large. (Rev 18:1-8)
- Invite the Holy Spirit to come and begin to bring healing, to bring restoration in your life, in the lives of those who are affected, in the Body of Christ and in the territory. Pray that the Son of righteousness will rise with healing in His wings during this season and to make right every negative pattern that has been formed because of corporate substance abuses. (Mal 4:2-3)
6 is the number of man. God created the first righteous man on the sixth day of creation week. (Gen 1:26-31) Everything God created was good, the moment God created man; He saw that everything was very good. It shows that the RIGHTEOUS MAN HAS AN ENDOWMENT FOR IMPROVEMENT WHEREVER HE GOES. RIGHTEOUSNESS is God’s focus in this season.
- Pray first for yourself and then for members of the body of Christ on earth, that those whose daily life activities has not been clearly defined by righteousness should immediately repent, correct and align their ways to the righteous standards of God’s word. (Acts 3:19; 1 Pet 4:17)
- Pray that the Body of Christ will recognize that, without the Holy Spirit no man can accomplish God’s righteous purpose. Pray that in these days, as kingdom citizens recognize and acknowledge that they are mere men, many will yearn for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and submit to His guidance in the increasingly dark world (Joh 16:5-16)
- Ask the Lord, to position you as a righteous man for impact and influence, so you will positively influence where fallen men have brought destruction; in all creation everywhere God has allowed you to be. Pray this for the Body of Christ in your nation. (Matt 28:18-20)
- There are individuals, families, nations and continents that have not obeyed the gospel of Christ; some are already undergoing the judgments of God where everything they have depended upon (economies of nations, businesses, associates, political and social connections etc) has failed. Pray that in judgment God will remember mercy. Pray again that these people groups will submit themselves unto God and learn righteousness. (James 2:13b; Isa 26:9; Ps 66:1-7; Ps 2:10-12)
- Pray for yourself and all citizens of the kingdom of God, that in this season, each one of them will live their lives on earth in which they hold and use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and in the left hand for defense because God loves righteousness. (2 Cor 6:7 NLT)
12 represent divine government. The government of the earth is upon Jesus’ shoulders and through His agent the Body of Christ, He must govern the world.
The shoulders of Christ are on the Body of Christ. God has dared to vest His entire authority on earth through His legislative body. Pray the following based on Isaiah 9:6-7
God has placed an immense responsibility on the shoulders of every member of His Body. He calls a son. He will not govern the earth through children even though in their mouths He has ordained strength. God will only govern through matured sons.
- Read and meditate on Isa 22:20-25
- Ask the Lord to open your eyes and ears so you can hear him clearly on matters of governance in your sphere of authority (Prov 20:12)
- As a son, you are the glorious throne upon which God seats. Pray that your foundations and the foundations of the Body of Christ in the territory, will be that of righteousness and justice. (Ps 89:14; Ps 97:2)
- Pray that the eyes of your understanding will be enlightened concerning the magnitude of authority God has vested in you as a kingdom citizen wherever He has placed you. Pray that the entire body of Christ will come to this understanding. (Eph 1:17-18)
- Proclaim Ps 45 and ask the Lord to give you the revelation knowledge about Him in that scripture so you will understand who you are representing on earth. (Ps 45)
2012 is the year of the government of the Lord and very interestingly, the Chinese declare this year as the year of the dragon! Remember Isa 14:12-16 and Ezk 28:13-16 where Lucifer wanted to be like the Most High. The connection here is that, if this is the year of God’s government, then it is also the year of the government of Satan, because Rev 12:9 says the dragon is the devil and Satan. What the dragon does is to swallow up riches and obviously there will be many attacks on the people of God.
- As a kingdom citizen, your security is to pray without ceasing concerning all areas of governance. In this season, the governance of your territory could easily go in either way; in the way of the LORD or in the way of the kingdom of darkness. Ask the LORD to help you in your prayer life so that you will pray according to His pattern concerning the leaders of your territory at every level. Ensure you enthrone the will of God in your prayer life concerning government, governance and leadership. Pray that the LORD will remove those who may lead your territory astray and to raise those who will guide the nation into its redemptive destiny; despite your personal preferences. (1 Th 5:17)
- To protect all the riches and blessing of health, fruitfulness, joy, wealth, riches, God is showering His people with, pray these scriptures as you enter the sacred new year Job 20:15, Jer 51:44 and many more the Spirit of God will bless you with as you pray.
FESTIVALS OF THE MONTH
The thief comes to steal to kill and to destroy (Joh 10:10). The devil’s ministry has not changed; the target is God’s people on earth. This is the reason why the Jews celebrate Purim on the twelfth month of Adar, a commemoration of the victory of Queen Esther, Mordecai and the rest of the Jews over Haman’s plot to exterminate them in Babylon. It was a plan meant for the mass destruction of God’s people as recorded in the book of Est 3:13; up till date, the strategy of the enemy has not changed.
- Inscribe with your tongue upon the heavens and the earth and upon all creation 1 Cor 15:57; 2 Cor 2:14 and offer unto the Lord shouts of triumph because God said, upon mount Zion there shall be deliverance. No plan of the enemy shall therefore prosper over all God’s people on earth. (Ps 45:1b; Ps 47:1b; Oba 17a)
Haman was an Agagite; the descendants of Amalek. The LORD instructed Moses to destroy the Amalekites and promised to annihilate them in every generation. The Amalekites were destroyed but the spirit behind their hatred toward the Jews carries on in different expressions. In Haman’s day it was thru Haman and those whom he influenced negatively against the Jewish to annihilate them because of his grudge against one man Mordecai. In Hitler’s day, it was out of spite that these people could succeed anywhere in any condition and were “taking over” what was “rightfully the heritage of indigenous German people.” So he began a systemic destruction which ended up in the horrific holocaust during the 2nd World War days. Today it is expressed in various overt, blatant and even subtle anti-Semitic sentiments, both from within the Body of Christ and in general society in various nations.
There is a new brand of Replacement Theology built atop Jesus’ teachings of compassion and attacking those who would support the State of Israel on biblical grounds is permeating the Church. Known locally as Palestinian Liberation Theology, the movement got a major boost in 2010 with the release of the documentary film “With God on Our Side,” which presented a critical view of Christian Zionism, and the first Christ at the Checkpoint conference, during which some speakers attempted to equate Jesus’ suffering with Israeli mistreatment of the Palestinian Arabs.
The second Christ at the Checkpoint conference at the Bethlehem Bible College in March 2012 promises to further advance the cause. And this time, Israelis are paying attention, many of them confused over how portions of an Evangelical Church that had so vigorously supported their nation’s prophetic restoration could now be championing its delegitimization.
- Pray for the LORD to open the eyes of kingdom citizens concerning His purpose and plan for Israel and the Palestinian people. Even though some of the visions sound noble, the actual implementation of their vision ends up with subtle anti-Semitic activities and sentiments which lead to the Replacement theology.
PRAYER FOR TECHNOLOGY
Over one million factory hands engaged in the leather and allied products manufacturing companies in Kano State have been off-loaded onto the nation `s already saturated labour market, in the recent times, due to production difficulties.
The development is occurring at a time that Nigeria is estimated to be importing between 80 and 120 million pairs of shoes per annum. Nigeria is currently the biggest importer of shoes from China, and Italy, and monies expended on the venture run into several billions of Naira. Powerful individuals have huge raw leather exporting companies and thus kill the local market.
In Kenya and Tanzania, there is a threat to shut down the local cashew nut manufacturing company Kenya Cashew nut Industries. Most of the cashew-nuts are exported unprocessed. The processed product is bought back to be sold expensively in the local shops.
Equatorial Guinea which is a fertile land enjoying a petroleum oil boom has greatly improved its infrastructure. Most of the infrastructural development is being undertaken by Chinese conglomerates. While in other nations of Africa there is a large number of local staff employed to do the work, in Equatorial Guinea, most of the manual labor is done by Chinese expatriate workers. The nation also exports raw material in every area and depend on massive imports of nearly all products.
- Pray for the continent of Africa in the area of Science and Technology. We are in a season when the LORD is changing the face of the continent. There are many Africans who qualify to develop powerful industries in almost every area yet they are either jobless or have to live outside the continent to utilize their abilities. Pray for a break in this trend.
- Pray that the LORD will begin to raise governments, especially leaders in the Ministries of Science and technology, Ministries of Industries within the continent who will develop strategies and plans to create conducive environment for people to return to the continent and help develop it.
- At the moment opportunities are vast and varied with regard to areas of development and potential which the continent has in technological and scientific advancement. However, the local people are not benefiting from the opportunity. It is foreigners who seem to gain the upper hand. Only the LORD can come to the aid of many people on the continent who seem to be muzzled and cannot speak out. Few individuals are enjoying the benefits of imported products, and masses are losing out. Pray that the LORD will break the back of this bondage over the continent in this jubilee season.
- Pray that the LORD will raise Josephs; foreigners who will come into the continent as a help and not a hindrance to technological advancement just the same way that Joseph, a foreigner, came and helped to fulfill a dream the local pharaoh had and brought Egypt to greatness.
- For instance, for a local person to start an industry, the taxation policies do not allow him to enjoy a tax holiday for a grace period which will allow him to develop. Even when there is such a thing, it is abused and then withdrawn by the government. However, when a foreigner comes into the continent, most governments, in creating a “conducive investor climate, give them long tax holidays and other favorable exemptions which enable foreigners to trade profitably much faster and more effectively. This creates no competition for the locals and therefore most local industry dies off and people prefer to go and work “abroad.” Governments have little faith in promoting local products as we already have a mindset that local products are below standard and imported products are the best. This is a lie. Pray that LORD should visit our continent and change mindsets to see the potential in what we have locally; and develop it to maximize its potential.
PRAYING FOR NATIONS
- Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 March (Dan nezavisnosti; Proclamation of independence from Yugoslavia in 1992)
- Wales 1 March (St. David’s Day, Patron Saint)
- Morocco 2 March (Independence from France in 1956
- Bulgaria 3 March (Liberation Day, autonomy within Ottoman Empire 1878)
- Ghana 6 March (Independence from the United Kingdom in 1957)
- Mauritius 12 March (Independence from the United Kingdom in 1968)
- Hungary 15 March (revolution of 1848, for Constitutional Demands)
- Ireland 17 March (St. Patrick’s Day, Patron Saint)
- Northern Ireland 17 March (St. Patrick’s’ Day)
- Aruba (Netherlands) 18 March (Flag Day: autonomy within the Netherlands in 1948)
- Tunisia 20 March (Declaration of independence from France in 1956)
- Namibia 21 March (Independence from South African mandate in 1990)
- Rome, Italy 21 March (celebrating its inception by mythological Romulus)
- Pakistan, 23 March (Republic Day Islamic republic in 1956),
- Greece 25 March (Declaration of independence from Ottoman Empire in 1821),
- Bangladesh 26 March (Declaration of independence from Pakistan in 1971)
- Malta 31 March (Freedom Day, withdrawal of British troops from Malta 1979),
- United States Virgin Islands (US) 31 March (Transfer Day, transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States 1917)
- Pray for the above nations that as they focus and reflect on the various themes of their national days, God will speak to many and reveal to them their redemptive role in those nations.
- Pray for the Body of Christ in the above nations that there will be a renewing of faith to arise and shine in this season of new beginnings
- Pray that world missions will be re-activated from North Ireland and Ireland as they celebrate the great missionary and founder of the Celtic church Patricius.
- The Celtic church preserved the word of God and a vibrant Kingdom lifestyle during the dark ages when the rest of Europe had turned into apostasy. Pray that there shall arise preservers of God’s word among the Irish people today as the Body of Christ goes into slumber once more, and the nations of Europe slide into another dark age where they have rejected God.
- St David, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic missionary monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life, he was the archbishop of Wales, and he was one of many early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of western Britain. His ministry was followed with many miracles, signs and wonders including raising the dead, and other miracles. Pray that in this season, the LORD will visit the Body of Christ in Wales and reopen the wells of revival that have been in that nation over the centuries. Pray that there will be a reawakening of power evangelism followed by miracles signs and wonders through kingdom citizens in that nation.
- Pray for nations in Southern Europe which are facing financial crisis. As Greece, Malta and Italy go through this season of change of governance pray that the Body of Christ in these nations will recognize the LORD as their only hope in times of trouble (Psa 46:1)
- The 2012 Russian presidential election is scheduled to take place on March 4, 2012. This has been preceded by protests in that region against the re-electin of Vladimir Putin who had been president before and then became prime minister. Pray that the leader whom the LORD has ordained, will take the seat of authority.
- A parliamentary election will be held in Iran on 2 March 2012 to elect new members of Islamic Consultative Assembly, Majlis. There has been a lot of corruption and anomalies in the election process in Iran in the past few years. Pray that in this season of divine governance, the LORD will arise and place an assembly which is divinely selected.
- The Elections to the Parliament of Andalucía will be held on 25 March 2012. Pray for peaceful process and for the God-ordained leaders who will lead that territory into her destiny.
- Nominations for Egypt’s presidential election will be accepted from March There have been ongoing protests for the military government to rush the process. Pray that the right presidential candidates will bring forth their nomination documents. Pray for a peaceful process in that nation which is undergoing healing after the popular civil uprising from January 2011. Pray that the Body of Christ will not be discouraged but will lead in the entire process in prayer, in civil education and ensuring due process.
- Slovakia General elections on 10th March 2012. Pray that these elections will see the emergence of leaders who will operate in such a way that the nation will be turned back to the LORD after the years of unrest, political tensions of a formerly communist atheist regime. Pray that in this season of divine governance, there will be a God ordained government which will lead tehnation inot her destiny in the LORD.
- THE GAMBIA next Scheduled National Assembly Election: 24 March 2012. Pray that a jubilee man will arise to lead that nation into the new jubilee season which the continent is enjoying at large. Pray that there will be active revival within the Body of Christ to participate and be involved in the process of elections.
As mentioned in our other prayer guides, we encourage you to keep praying for a nation’s election for at least2-3 years before the fact. That way, you pray without the frenzy of campaigns and the attendant pressures. Also God can begin to reveal the person whom He wants to raise in position of leadership. Whilst we do endeavor to put down various nations we have also uploaded a 2 year election calendar watch for your information on the various nations which are going for elections up until 2012. Use the information regularly and mention these nations in your prayers on a frequent basis.
Be like Mary who anointed Jesus for his death and burial way before the actual event. While everyone else was scrambling around to do their good deed after He had died, and missed the opportunity because He was risen, she could rest content that she had done her bit on time. Be like the five clever virgins who paid the price of preparation before hand, so that when the bride-groom did appear, they entered into their rest while the foolish virgins scrambled around trying to do a hasty last minute job.
Let us not be fire-fighters and crisis intercessors. Such an important matter as a nation or region, or constituency leadership should not be taken as lightly as it has been done in the past. Let this sacred new year commence a new beginning and new attitude toward matters of elections.
For the calendar, visit our website or make a request via email. Print it out, post it on your notice-board in your prayer closet and let it always be there to remind you that all authority, comes from God, and you want to be God’s vessel through whom He will institute the authorities in the nations. Your prayers on this matter, make a great difference in the spiritual realm. Do not take them lightly.
PRAYING GOD’S PATTERNS INTO THE HEAVENS
To comprehend the following prayer points, you need to have a basic understanding of the heavens and their significant role in the purposes of God. Order copy of “Understanding the Heavens”). GAPNET rejects all forms of astrology, star-gazing, horoscopes, palm reading and such demonic perversions of what God has given man to use for life and godliness in the heavens.
Therefore you may download the teaching “Understanding the Heavens” or request it via email. Only then will you understand the significance of what God is revealing in these last days concerning what Jesus said “There shall be signs in the heavens”.
Crescents and Quarter Moons
When the shape of the moon is like a C or its mirror image, it is a crescent; but when it looks like a D or its mirror image (quarter moons) then it is a bow.
The last quarter moon is on the 14th of March 2012 @ 01:27UT and the first quarter moon is on the 30th of March 2012 @ 12:07 UT
- This month will feature the beginning of a new sacred year and the gates of the spring season. It is a season of high spiritual activity. People in the occult especially draw power from the heavens and try to prognosticate and align their new year activities to maximize an unfair advantage over whole territories. For kingdom citizens, it is a season to gather properly before the LORD and exalt Him as King over the times and seasons. Pray that during this season, every gate of your life, the gates of time and seasons, the 8 gates of society in your territory will be lifted up so that the King of glory will be ushered in. (Psa 24:7-10)
- The occult use the quarter moons as spiritual bows to shoot destructive arrows to cause calamity of varied magnitude in the lives of the righteous. Pray that the voice of the Lord will confront every arrow shot at the righteous, and that perpetuators of such evil will be cut off from the land of the living except they repent. Pray through Ps 29
- Pray that in this season of the quarter moons, the moon will praise the LORD and reject every instruction given it to do any bidding that is not of the LORD who created it for His pleasure and to rule the night and mark times and seasons (Gen 1:14-17, Psa 104:19, 136:7-9)
Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
The full moon is on the 8th of March 2012 @ 09:39 UT
- Thank the LORD for all creative ways people have thought to name the full moon to signify passage of times and advent of various events. Praise the LORD because each full moon belongs to Him and He is the one who knows what must occur during the passage of each full moon.
- Pray that during this last full moon of the winter season, the LORD will bring to full circle areas that have remained incomplete in your life, and in the Body of Christ. Where there is need for completeness in the work of your hands, in clarity of vision and understanding of the times, in finding closure to various areas of trauma, ask that in this season of full moon, there shall be a sense of completeness and satisfaction in the lives of kingdom citizens all over the world.
- At full moon, the agents of the kingdom of darkness indulge in sexual, sacrificial, transactional and other orgies that are sacrilegious. Proclaim Micah 5:12-15; Nah 3:1-12
- Command the full moon to praise the LORD and do only His bidding. Pray that during that time, the waters of your body will remain stable; the moon will not strike you by night but will bring forth its best for you (Psa 121:5-6)
Vernal/Spring Equinox is on the 20th of March 2012 @ 05:14 UT
This occurs twice a year, in which there are approximately 12 hours of night and 12 hours of daylight. In Vernal or spring Equinox the sun appears to cross the equator moving northward.
On the first day of spring – the vernal equinox—day and night are each approximately 12 hours long (with the actual time of equal day and night, in the Northern Hemisphere, occurring a few days before the vernal equinox). The Sun crosses the celestial equator going northward; it rises exactly due east and sets exactly due west.
This marks the beginning of spring signifying new life and new beginning. This is a major gate to the seasons of the year because it opens up the year.
- Proclaim Isaiah 43:18-21. Prophesy that the gates to this new season will bring forth a new God-ordained thing in your life, in the Body of Christ and your territory.
- Instruct the gate of the spring season to lift up its head and receive the king of glory who is coming in to reign over the seasons. (Ps 24:7-10)
- Dedicate and devote all the seasons of the year to the One who owns them: He is the Possessor of the heavens and the earth; the times and seasons. (Lev 27:28; Gen 14:22b)
The vernal equinox is very important to the occult and all agents of darkness because sacrifices and offerings, offered at night or day to their “god” carry the same weight and attract the same reward because of the equal 12 hour duration of time for both night and day.
This provides an opportunity for them to give special thanksgiving offerings to their “god” for his “mercies” toward them in the past year, and to make sacrifices to him soliciting his continued “mercies” of protection and provision for the New Year.
It is also a time when they make projections and prognostications into the heavens for the purpose of controlling people, events and circumstances on earth.
- Ask the Lord to release the blood of Jesus to locate and blot out every unrighteous utterances uttered into the heavens and to any part of creation (Col 2:14)
- Speak to the equator and every other major lay line including the Prime Meridian 0, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn and the International Date Line, to praise the Lord and receive only the bidding of His servants. Pray that the laylines will reject every speaking, incantation and command which comes from any other source, using them for selfish purposes.
The new moon opens the gate of the new month on the 22nd of March 2012 @ 14:37 UT
- The new moon is the real beginning of the month. Therefore, spend time in communion with God, and let His voice speak to you concerning the coming days. Then you will receive directions you require for a successful new month and beyond (Isa 66:23; Ps 29)
- Pray that the LORD will begin this new month, and the new year with times of refreshing for you, in your place of occupation, in your outlook and zeal for life and pursuit of His purposes. Pray this for the Body of Christ in the territory.
- Spend a good amount of time in praise and Worship to the LORD at the new gates of time. Read scriptures of praise to Him and dance before Him as you usher in the new month and this new year.
The Solar Movements
On 27th February, the sun entered a cluster of 108 stars in the constellation called Aquarius symbolized by the water bearer. This Represents Jesus who went away in His death and has come again in His resurrection. You may use last month’s prayer guide to continue praying through this month.
On March 12, 2012 at 00:20 UT the sun passes through a cluster of stars; the constellation called Pisces symbolized by the Fishes. This represents the result of the Redeemer’s sufferings which is the blessings of the redeemed in abeyance indicating the multitudes that should enjoy the blessing of the Redeemer’s work.
- It is a season when salvation is nearer than when we imagine. There is a grace released upon the earth for many souls to be saved. Pray that in this season there will be an increase in soul-winning in the Body of Christ worldwide.
- Do you have friends, enemies or people who you encounter on a regular basis who need salvation? Take time during this month to pray for them individually, mentioning them before the LORD for salvation.
- Pray for people who are bound in various addictions; that during this month, as the heavens declare the redemptive power of Jesus Christ, there will be a release from bondages.
- Pray for the salvation of all those whom God have foreknown before the foundation of the world, and have predestined to conform them to the image of His son Jesus. Ask the LORD to fill you with the passion for souls. (Rom 8:26-33)
The other smaller group of stars called decans that form part of Pisces describe the detailed teaching of the sign Pisces.
The BAND (the redeemed bound, but binding their enemy) represents Jesus the coming one in relation to the redeemed. The LORD draws the redeemed unto Himself by mild and gentle methods of human kindness and with bands of love or His lovingkindness (Jer 31:3) removing the yoke of captivity just the way He did when He removed Israel from hard bondage in Egypt and gently feeds them the same way He fed Israel with manner in the wilderness. (Hos 11:4)
- Jesus said no man can come to me, except the Father draw him. There is a way of drawing the lost to Christ, a way known only by the Father. Pray that the Holy Spirit will teach you how He would have you draw men to Himself in the peculiar way that He ordained for you. You may not be a preacher but you might be an artist or a singer or mechanic or a comedian or a cook or a sign language communicator. God can use any way any equipping to draw men to Himself. Pray this for the Body of Christ too. (Joh 6:44; Joh 14:26)
- Pray that the LORD will teach you how to love and lift Him up so that as He is exalted through your life, He will draw men to Himself. Ask Him to put His word in your mouth so you will utter the right words and communicate in the way that will release people and bring redemption and deliverance (Isa 51:16, Isa 50:4).
ANDROMEDA (The chained woman) represents the redeemed in their bondage and affliction.
- As you read through the prayer concerning women and youth, the issues of addiction to mind altering substances and abuse of children and violence meted out through FGM are areas which have brought many into bondage. Pray that as the heavens declare, in this season, there will be a level of deliverance for those who are in bondage. It is therefore apt to present many who are in various bondages across the world to find release and redemption in Jesus Christ. Even in areas where the gospel has not reached, pray that the heavens will release the understanding that there is a Redeemer who is aboe every kind of bondage found among the human race. (Job 19:25) Pray Isa 54:11-14 and Isa 61 declaring the new season of release from bondage as people are ushered into the jubilee of a lifetime..
CEPHEUS (The crowned king) represents their redeemer coming to rule.
- Praise the LORD with Psalm 113. He is the King of kings and LORD of Lords and Ruler over all. He is in control even when other things seem out of control. He changes the times and seasons and raises the poor who have sat in dunghills to sit with princes and gives the barren women children.
- Proclaim the eternal righteous and just rule of the LORD over your territory. In this season of divine governance, He will reign forever, His throne and crown shall endure through all generations.
As you enter this new season, revisit the prophecies that have been released throughout the years up until the present. Pray through them and watch as the LORD continues to bring them to pass especially in this season.
On a regular basis declare these truths as foreseen by Daniel thousands of years ago;
I SAW IN THE NIGHT VISIONS, AND BEHOLD, ONE LIKE THE SON OF MAN CAME WITH THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN, AND APPROACHED THE ANCIENT OF DAYS AND THEY BROUGHT HIM NEAR BEFORE HIM. AND THERE WAS GIVEN HIM DOMINION AND GLORY AND A KINGDOM THAT ALL THE PEOPLE, NATIONS, AND LANGUAGES , SHOULD SERVE HIM; HIS DOMINION IS AN EVERLASTING DOMINION, WHICH SHALL NOT PASS AWAY AND HIS KINGDOM THAT WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED. HE IS YESHUA H’MASHIAH THE EVERLASTING KING (DAN 7:13-14)