July 21, 2015
Dear PTH Intercessors / Friends,
Nancy and I arrived back in the USA the evening of July 15th. On the 16th, we flew early in the morning from Atlanta, GA to Washington DC for a day trip to pray for our own country. And would you believe, we saw the darndest thing! … Jesus was at the capitol! “Capitol Jesus!” I wish that I had captured a picture of it, but a man had just removed Him (the life size model of Jesus) standing on the sidewalk of the capitol building and packed him in the back of his mini van.
Now, that might sound odd and it may look like He has been removed – “Jesus left the capitol” … but I am here to tell you – NOT SO! The Lord gave Nancy a powerful word regarding America and the “inside scoop” of what is going on within the walls of the capitol building. I think you will be very encouraged to not lose hope for America and continue to pray mightily for the decisions our leaders are encountering. Yes, your prayers matter! The Lord gave Nancy a very revitalizing word about your prayers for our country and its governmental leaders.
While in D.C., we had 6 hours to prayer walk the places the Lord gave Nancy: The White House, U.S. Treasury, U.S. Customs & Borders, IRS, FBI, Dept. of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Capitol Building, & Supreme Court.
We walked and prayed, stopping at each targeted building. The Capitol was much more specific. We stood at the eastern side of the capitol and repented; Again using the emblems of the 21 link chain, oil, red ribbon trimmed with gold, a heart, a dime, and the scriptures describing the 21 characteristic of a hypocrite and the 21 things which men will do in the last days (Matt. 23:2-33 & 2 Tim. 3:2-5). Then the outpouring! ….
The Lord showed Nancy two tables: Each table with groups of people. The one side was filled with lots of beautifully packaged gifts and those in front of the gifts were happily smiling, yet behind their backs they had their fingers crossed. On the other side … no gifts, but people full of peace and a pure hearts with opened hands. This side also was both men and women (but mostly men)…. older people – “the mature”. Yet, this side was also full of battle wounds and bandages from heat to toe … including their backs.
Nancy’s initial thought was that the gifts were from the Lord, but it wasn’t settling right in her spirt. When she questioned the Lord, He said the gifts are “pay offs for positions … kickbacks for personal gain.” Those with out the gifts are those leaders who are stationed to be steadfast. They could have left their political office long ago because of such unfairness, yet they chose to hold their post and protect and defend the nation of America. They are chose to lay down their lives for righteousness and not personal gain … or personal gifts!
Do your prayers matter? The Lord said pray for these soldiers who are wounded in battle but are standing their posts because it is the right thing … the righteous thing to do! Pray that they are strengthened and encouraged to be bold and strong! Pray their hope and strength in renewed and refreshed! Pray that their eyes of understanding be wide open!!!
As we were walking away from the capitol, Nancy had a vision of thousands upon thousands of fiery missiles hitting D.C., multiple missiles from every direction, but mostly from the west. Nancy was like “Oh no!” … but the Lord said those are flaming missiles of prayers! Wow!
Not by might, nor power, but by HIS Spirit (Zech. 4:6) …. this is not a struggle of flesh and blood but of spiritual darkness in the heavenly places (Eph. 6:12).
I was reminded of Gideon’s dilemma in Judges chapter 6. The Lord told Gideon to “go in your strength and deliver…Have I not sent you?” (vs. 14). Yet Gideon reminded the Lord his family was the least. And, not only did God choose the “least” he also took the least and refined them to even fewer in number (Chap. 7). This God of Gideon is STILL ON HIS THRONE today! … and HE is OUR God!!!
Saints, “Gideons” … keep praying … the Lord has chosen you so that HE can demonstrate His power! It is hard to comprehend, but Gideon’s army of a mere 300 defeated an army described with numbers like this: an army as numerous as locust … camels without numbers … as numerous as the sands on the seashore (Judges 6:12). Imagine yourself standing with a few of your trusted friends and your standing against your entire city … who wins the battle? By appearance of the world, it is not you and your friends … BUT God says it is the few whom HE has chosen to win … not because of their power – but HIS power! And if God be for us, who can be against us? (Ro. 8:31). Only by HIS WORD; His Spirit!
So, be encouraged! The Lord also told Nancy (and repeated Himself several times) “I love America!” I don’t think He was repeating Himself because Nancy didn’t hear Him; …. she did – the first time He said it! I think He wanted to emphasis the fact that He loves America … The nation build on the foundation of Himself!
Stand firm at your post and pray for our leaders – for those with their hands opened AND for those with fingers crossed … because like Gideon – God will deliver!
I haven’t had a chance to send out a report about our time an Israel. However, Nancy had been texting notes to her husband, Henry regarding our day. Thus, I thought you might enjoy reading reports from Henry that he was sending out to some intercessors regarding our time in Israel.
Notes from Henry:
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 11:26 AM
Nancy and Sarah arrived in Tel Aviv at 2:00 pm Israel time (3 am Alaska time – 7 pm Hong Kong time)
Passed through customs and immigration with no problems.
Driver and taxi were there to pick them up.
Flight was very “easy” 4 hours.
They expressed how much God has been pouring forth amazing favor over them through the entire time of this summer ministry.
They had dinner, walked around taking care of a few errands, and have now gone to bed for much needed rest.
FYI: Nancy did express once more, a heavy sadness for the people of Russia; no details yet but deeply heartfelt.
On Jul 2, 2015, at 12:58 AM:
Nancy and Sarah are going to be resting until the end of Shabbat (the Sabbath Day) [Saturday at Sundown]
Nancy and are asking for the intercessors to join with them in prayer for Israel and Israel’s leaders.
They are also asking for prayer that the Holy Spirit would give them revelation that they may be praying the will of God at all times!
Have been researching their travel to the Valley of Elah (David and Goliath [and much more])
On Jul 2, 2015, at 10:42 PM:
Nancy and Sarah are already beginning to catch up on their rest. First night they slept 12 hours straight through!
Please join with me to pray for Nancy and Sarah and the battle(s) at hand in Israel.
These next few days, God is blessing Nancy and Sarah with a divine time of peace and rest so as to effectively pray and listen for His revelation,
But now is not the time for the watchmen to rest!
Rather it is the time to pray for Nancy and Sarah, that God would prepare them, filling then with an increased impartation of Holy Spirit wisdom, power and stamina, so they will be prepared as they go forth as kingdom people in Jesus name.
This is also a time that prayer should be lifted up for one another, that we would continue to be effective for the kingdom in Jesus name as watchmen and intercessors…..
And we would not grow weary of well doing during the upcoming times of prayer.
Please be aware…..All of the countries so far have been a “warm-up”. Israel, and especially Jerusalem, is like no other place on earth.
It is profoundly intense. There are spirits of all manner, some are very ancient and deeply entrenched.
As watchmen of the Lord who are standing in the gap, we must be ever vigilant and spiritually sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
Thank you for your prayers. Blessings your brother in Christ, Henry
On Jul 4, 2015, at 11:22 AM:
I am forwarding comments and a word from Nancy.
I am also forwarding a Liz’s e-mail with comments, and a dream.
I have not tried to interpret these. If you sense a leading, please forward what you are seeing and hearing.
Please continue to lift up Nancy and Sarah, but also one another in prayer. I have had three different reports of very distractive circumstances (illnesses and family issues) that are trying to get in the way of the commitment to pray. I speak as though this were a spirit…..I believe it to be so…..an angry spirit of distraction attacking each one so as to weaken, bit by bit the group who are praying. This is becoming more apparent as the Nancy and Sarah begin to minister and fulfill the call in Israel. Just as David’s mighty men (warrior’s in their own right) formed around their king to hold him up, so we shall in prayer, come around Nancy and Sarah to see God’s assignment for Israel l completed. I would say to the warriors of prayer, praise God that we are found worthy to suffer in various ways for His kingdom advancement and glory. When the enemy comes to try to distract you, lift up the name of Jesus and proclaim from the heights, if God is for me – who can be against me! and in the power of the Holy Spirit declare your victory over satan, you devil get behind me in Jesus’ name for you are getting in the way of God’s purposes!
In the days ahead …. as Nancy related earlier in the journey … pray hard, be believing, completely convinced that it is making a difference.
Amen…..your brother in Christ, Henry
(Note from Liz) …Dear Henry,
I don’t know why, nor do I understand some of this but (I thought I would share ). The biblical city of Nineveh keeps coming across my plate. I do know it was s fortress (stronghold ) supposedly impenetrable but was eventually sacked. I believe there were prophecies about it in the word. I think it was accessed and brought down by its water source. So I thought maybe Nancy and Sarah are dealing with that kind of s stronghold Spirit in Israel. It was also a big center of worship of Isis or Ishtar and a fish god I think.
The other thing I’d like to share us that I feel God gave me the word perseverance from the story of Elijah and Elisha. Elisha had perseverance even though Elijah tried to tell him to go – Elisha persisted in staying with Elijah and as a result got the double portion to be able to lead Gods people.
I know that Nancy and Sarah’s perseverance in staying the course will make an eternal difference. I so appreciate them and their sensitivity to God’s leading. I bless them in their obedience. I am believing that God is faithful to put all the pieces together for a sure victory.
On Jul 7, 2015, at 12:10 AM:
Please keep Nancy and Sarah in prayer for traveling mercies as they travel to the North west corner of Israel, across to Banias (Caesarea Philippi), then down to Sea of Galilee to pray at “The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter”. This is the location where Jesus commissioned Peter to “feed my sheep”. They will then go down to the Yardenit Baptism location on the Jordan River, and finally return to Tel Aviv, traveling westward but to the north of the west bank area.
They will be near both the Lebanon border, Syria border, Jordan border, and Palestinian West Bank area. Pray Israel’s neighbors are heavily influence by God’s hand so they would be in a good mood all day today.
On Jul 8, 2015, at 9:29 PM:
Nancy and Sarah again have had a very successful day with amazing coverage by God’s Hand. It is very evident that the prayer team has been standing in the gap and calling upon the Lord. Nancy message was that it is going very well with VERY POWERFUL PRAYERS!!!
However the work is not completed…..again the Lord is calling upon the watchmen to press in even more…..Nancy and Sarah will be traveling from Tel aviv to Ashdod, then past Ashelon to Sderot for they have been directed to pryer at Sderot. this town is located approximately 1 mile from the Gaza Strip.
This used to be the place in the news, where all of the missiles were aimed at coming from Gaza. None have fallen here in 2015, essentially since the end of the conflict in 2014. There have been a few missiles that have come down in Ashkelon just north of Gaza, but Hamas, for the time being, has put a very severe restriction on any missiles being launched by anyone from Gaza. I checked this out and there could not be a safer time to be in Sderot (relatively speaking) than tomorrow, July 9, 2015. Yes, it will be intense as it was when Nancy and I visited Hebron in the West Bank 10 years ago. However with much prayer, I believe it will go well.
Just as we were praying when they went into Red Square in Moscow….. Stealth invisibility would continue … but even more so by through the Hand of god and His covering; a hedge, a bulwark, a wall of fiery anointing surrounding them!
Be it known before all heaven…..the prayer team will be praying, we declare that God is faithful, and lift up Jesus the Messiah and His Kingdom so that they shall will be proclaimed, as Nancy and Sarah pray the borders of Israel to the Glory of God!
Set a hedge of protection, that satan cannot even see Nancy or Sarah
Job 1:9 Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 “Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
Set a mighty bulwark by God’s Hand that the fiery darts of the enemy cannot cross
Ps 91:4 He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
Set a wall of fire full of anointing from heaven flowing into and outward in both Nancy and Sarah
Zech 2:5 ‘For I,’ declares the Lord, ‘will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.'”
Set songs of deliverance and shouts of victory – God lifting up the overcoming victory of His faithful daughters
Ps 32:7 You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Isa 42:10 Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing His praise from the end of the earth!
You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it.
You islands, and those who dwell on them.
11 Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voices,
The settlements where Kedar inhabits.
Let the inhabitants of Sela sing aloud,
Let them shout for joy from the tops of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory to the Lord
And declare His praise in the coastlands.
13 The Lord will go forth like a warrior,
He will arouse His zeal like a man of war.
He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry.
He will prevail against His enemies.
FYI: Sderot is Hebrew for Boulevard … a wide broad way … a way that is going to become one of the launching the gospel missiles “into” Gaze.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. NASU
For the gates of resistance shall be broken for Jesus and His kingdom is for all people…..
Ps 24:7 Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!
8 Who is the King of glory?
The Lord strong and mighty,
The Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!
10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory. Selah.
A powerful change is coming upon the land as God moves His Hand
Isa 35: 1The wilderness and the desert will be glad… (read the whole chapter for God’s promise!)
On Jul 9, 2015, at 10:56 PM:
Nancy and Sarah completed the prayer assignment at Sderot. They were there without incident for almost an hour. The police station had them go around and see all of the missile fragments retrieved from attacks coming from Gaza. This was very emotional for them and for their driver almost bringing him to tears with thankfulness for their prayers. Nancy and Sarah prayed, repented, rejoiced, and gave thanksgiving; for as Nancy related to me…..God says He has ears to hear —and has heard us all and is listening to the prayers for Sderot and for Gaza.
“Bomb tails” shot from Gaza into Sderot area.
One of the their prayer concerns was for the children of the city. Liz had sent Nancy a text with information that approximately 70% of the children suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) due to the rockets and explosions. It is extremely stressful living there. For example, in Tel Aviv, there is approximately 40 sec when the missile sirens sound to find the way to a nearby bomb shelter. In Sderot there is less than 15 sec so even school playgrounds have bomb shelters incorporated in the playground equipment. Be aware, from what I can research, many Jewish people “choose” to live there. Nancy and Sarah prayed for children, but also parents, other adults, local and national leaders, and all in Israel who are to some degree, also affected by PTSD…..
Nancy and Sarah also prayed outside the city along the highway that faces Gaza. This area is within 800 meters (about a half-mile) from the Gaza boundary fence. They prayed for Sderot but also for the people of Gaza, that they would be given a honest and true resolution to their physical, emotional and spiritual misery and hopelessness. They declared prophetically…..that God has an ultimate plan calling Sderot – and they will send in Gospel missiles into Gaza, and Jesus’ name will be on the tip.
They also prayed for all the borders of Israel and all of the countries touching the Mediterranean sea as Israel does.
Nancy and Sarah expressed much thanks to all for the powerful prayer coverage.
They went back to their hotel with great intentions of swimming in the “safe” Mediterranean but “jelly fish” season is arriving (some as big as a volleyball). Is this prophetic (?) possibly. Consider, sometimes that which is beautiful and appears harmless (jelly fish) can truly be deadly. Even in a place we have deemed as being safe (Mediterranean Beach in Tel Aviv). I suspect we need to be ramping up prayer as God’s watchmen and intercessor’s for Nancy and Sarah’s eyes to be opened, so they may see like the Eagle as the Holy Spirit gives them vision, so they may see in ways and to a depth they have not seen previously, whether when viewing something new, or something they have seen many times before.
Blessings your brother in Christ, Henry
On Jul 14, 2015, at 1:56 PM:
Nancy and Sarah are on their way to the airport for their journey to Atlanta.
Certainly please pray for traveling mercies, but also especially be lifting Nancy up as her INR blood thinner reading was a bit low.
Adjustments are being made.
Prayer will make all the difference.
On Jul 16, 2015, at 12:23 AM,:
Nancy and Sarah landed in Atlanta on-time and told of the extraordinary favor they received on the journey…..first to load on the plane, bypassing 200+ people when they went through immigration on entering USA…..as 200+ Nancy said No Lines – No Waiting – continual called to the front…..though they were able to get some sleep on the plane they were exceedingly tired…..and checked into their hotel, quickly ate and then even more quickly went right to sleep. They are off tomorrow for Washington DC.
So … now in Augusta, Georgia area:
Thank you for your continued prayers for Nancy / Point To Hope Ministries. You can see a detailed itinerary on the website: www.pointtohope.org There are daily meetings scheduled; sometimes more than one a day: not to mention, needs come up that are not on the schedule. We thank you so much for your prayer coverage! Please continue to pray for safety on the roads, and strength in our natural beings to carry out His supernatural “Be’s” … Let it Be so, Amen!
I just want to close with this. Yes, there is an itinerary of “scheduled meetings” for this ministry, but I want to remind you and encourage you in this: “YOU” are this ministry … we are ONE body! The other day we were driving to a Sunday AM meeting and we had been receiving texts and messages thanking us for our obedience and faithfulness to go. I couldn’t help but think this – to me YOU are the obedient! … Greater is the obedience of those who carry on in their day to day routine that life demands and still YOU are faithful and obedience to pray as the Lord leads whether or not you see or hear. That’s faithful in my mind. Thank you! We are all at war regardless if at home or on the field.
Again, we are so thankful for for your prayer coverage! We love the people of all nations but there is nothing like home! It is great to be back in America!
Love and blessings to all!
PTH Prayer Facilitator