It’s Time to Pray!

Beloved Intercessors,

Loving greetings from Engeltal! Beloved, it’s time to pray! As I mentioned in the last Prayer Letter, the Lord is calling us to press in to persistent prayer. We must enter into the “secret place of the Most High” and “abide in the shadow of the Almighty,” allowing His Spirit to pray though us!

In order to be effective in prayer, we must pray by the leading of the Holy Spirit. We cannot be moved by what we see or hear in the natural, nor can we be moved by the lies of the Forever Loser. We cannot be moved by our mind, will, or emotions. While reason is perhaps our normal first resource for making decisions and voicing opinions, we must keep in mind that God’s ways are higher than our ways, and we don’t want to be praying against something that He is in the process of doing. Quieting ourselves to hear the Holy Spirit speak to us or give us something in our intuition is a much better plan.

Our fleshly compassion makes us want to intervene to help a struggling, “helpless” butterfly come out of its cocoon, or a chick pecking its way out of its egg. It’s the struggle that makes us strong. We must be careful to pray by the Holy Spirit and not by what our minds think would be a “nice, happy ending.”

I remember hearing Eva Dooley, a very anointed woman of God, tell of how she became so prophetic. She explained that while she was a young mother, she committed to spending time each day praying over prayer requests while her young children were napping. As she prayed, the Holy Spirit would give her specific details to pray. She had no other way of knowing these details, but as she prayed by the leading of the Holy Spirit, she would know that she had prayed rightly.

Many times we have to pray in tongues for a while to “get into the Spirit” to get a “download” of what needs to be prayed in English. Even if we don’t get a “download” in the Spirit, we will be praying the right thing, for “He that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:27). You simply cannot go wrong when you pray in tongues! Too often we tend to pray according to the biases that are the result of our upbringing, our experiences, and our wounds. So when we pray in the Spirit without our understanding engaged, we can really get into one accord. If our understanding hasn’t been enlightened by the Holy Spirit on a subject, we will be likely to pray the wrong thing. But right after Romans 8:27 where we learn to pray according to the will of God by allowing the Holy Spirit to make intercession through us, we see the wonderful promise of Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” We have the certainty of faith that God is in control and we must not be moved by circumstances or by what we see or hear.

It’s Time to Pray! First Timothy chapter one ends with Paul exhorting his son in the faith, Timothy, to “war a good warfare according to the prophecies” he had received, “holding faith, and a good conscience….” Chapter two begins with, “I exhort therefore [according to Timothy’s prophecies, faith and good conscience], that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 2:1-4). We can pray in English for all of our government leaders to be saved and to come into the knowledge of the truth. Regardless of our individual political opinions, we have an obligation to pray! Praying in the Spirit will help us not to pray according to our fleshly biases. Let’s trust that God is at work in the midst of the current kerfuffles and pray for Him to get great glory in the lives of all involved.

We are including a message from Jeremiah Johnson in this Prayer Letter that is a real call to prayer for our president. It is very serious! We must humble ourselves and pray according to the Holy Spirit about this!

To the Nations! At this time, we have teams in two nations. Bob and Sandy Baldwin are ministering in Mexico and reported in today that “Lots of people were filled with the Holy Spirit last night in a church [where] we ordained the pastor one year ago! Little kids were speaking in tongues. God is confirming and encouraging to move from natural to supernatural ministry.” Margaret Walters and Carol Chu are in Argentina with the World Missions Alliance team. Margaret will stay over to minister with our ETH&S in the south, and Carol will shortly be heading to Taiwan. We will be sharing Margaret’s report during our Friday Night Live Worship service that we stream to our YouTube channel.

Himalayan ETH&S: Charlen and Glenn Logemann faithfully stewarded the ministry of ETH&S in the Himalayan mountains since the 1980s, collecting from the givers and delivering to the brave indigenous ministers who can go where western missionaries can’t. Their last trip there was in 2016, and Glenn passed away a few months later. Charlen’s health has declined to the point that she is now in a nursing home. So we are taking a team in February to encourage the saints and help them with the gifts that have been collected. I plan to write more about it in the upcoming Quarterly Letter, but I’m telling you about it now to get prayer going for it. Will you believe God with us for the needs to be met for this trip?

In the last Prayer Letter of 2018, I mentioned, “Please stand with us in prayer, trusting the Lord to bring the resources so that we will be able to end this year with all our bills paid!” I would like to be able to say that all the bills were fully paid, but we didn’t quite make that. Thankfully we were able to pay something on each bill, so we don’t have any shut-off notices or threats from creditors! We still have unpaid balances and that means there is interest to pay. Now we have added to the credit card again for this trip. Thank you for helping pray through! We are grateful for every gift! They all add up!

Your handmaiden and servant,
Sharon and Philip


Jeremiah Johnson — Prophecy for Trump
Spoken on January 12, 2019 at Shekinah Worship Center

God has visited me on numerous occasions in the last several weeks (January 2018) concerning Donald Trump and He continues to remind me of the prophecy I received concerning him in July of 2015 that was also published by Charisma Magazine and went viral around the world. The prophecy God spoke to me was this,

“Trump shall become My trumpet to the American people, for he possesses qualities that are even hard to find in My people these days. Trump does not fear man nor will he allow deception and lies to go unnoticed. I am going to use him to expose darkness and perversion in America like never before, but you must understand that he is like a bull in a china closet. Many will want to throw him away because he will disturb their sense of peace and tranquility, but you must listen through the bantering to discover the truth that I will speak through him. I will use the wealth that I have given him to expose and launch investigations searching for the truth. Just as I raised up Cyrus to fulfill My purposes and plans, so have I raised up Trump to fulfill my purposes and plans prior to the 2016 election. You must listen to the trumpet very closely for he will sound the alarm and many will be blessed because of his compassion and mercy. Though many see the outward pride and arrogance, I have given him the tender heart of a father that wants to lend a helping hand to the poor and the needy, to the foreigner and the stranger.”

The days and months following the release of this prophetic word in July of 2015 were full of bitter accusation and attack from thousands across the body of Christ. To this day, I still stand by this prophecy I received and gave. I truly believe God has and is using Trump as a type of trumpet in America, but he is like a bull in a china shop and his words must be sifted through in order to hear the truth He is speaking at times.

Then two days before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, I received and published another prophetic dream in which a baby with the face of Donald Trump was brought to a church and given to an older woman who was a nursery worker at a church. The woman began to rock baby Donald and sing over him. This is what she sang, “Donald, you have a crooked way in you, but through the intercession of the Church, God is going to change you.” She sang this tune over Donald several times and then I woke up.

Having had a significant amount of time to pray through this dream, I have become convinced by the Spirit of God that there is a tremendous amount of weight and responsibility that now rests upon the Church as Donald Trump has been elected President. Per the dream, Donald has clearly been given by God as a gift to the Church and she must engage in intercession in order to drive out the crooked way that is inside of him. Donald Trump is not the savior of America, and the Church must not go back to business as usual now that he has been elected. In prayer, I heard the Spirit of God say, “The presidency of Donald Trump will be defined by one thing: his character. You must know that his character can be greatly shaped and forged through the faithful intercession and prayers of the Church.”

Pondering and praying through Trump’s presidency in 2018, I received a vision of his right hand that began to turn into an IRON FIST. God spoke to me and said, “Trump’s grip is going to tighten while the liberal agenda loses its grip.” I saw the liberal agenda in America gasping for breath as the Trump agenda (the iron fist) squeezes and suffocates its opponents. I saw desperation, wild accusation, and startling trepidation descend upon Washington. Then I began to see something that both surprised me and caused me to pause. The iron fist of Donald Trump was too much for the American people to bear. The pressure and strength of his grip while at first was reassuring, in the end, it brought great unnecessary destruction. I felt an alarm go off deep within my spirit. God said, “I have raised Donald Trump up for four years as a battering ram and trumpet in this nation, but without a serious sanctification and softening of his heart and words, there will be great trouble and danger that will mark his run for a second term. Even those who were once for him, will see the error of his ways and begin to cry out for his soul. Do not be deceived by the wealth and change that Donald has and will bring to America, for I am after far more than the gifts I have irrevocably given him, I must have his heart so that I can order His steps.”

 The following night after receiving this word, I had a prophetic dream where I saw Donald Trump crawling around on the White House lawn eating grass and acting like an animal. Immediately I cried out to the Lord in the dream and said, God, shall Donald Trump become like Nebuchadnezzar? Shall he become so consumed with his success that he begins to credit his accomplishments to his own strength and power? Will you remove sovereignty from his life?”

 God spoke to me and said, “Donald Trump is in great danger of becoming like Nebuchadnezzar in the years ahead. He will have great success, but the Church must pray for humility and the Daniel Company to arise. Just like Nebuchadnezzar, if Donald breaks away from his sins by doing righteously and showing mercy to the poor, I will prolong his prosperity.” (Dan 4:27)

I woke up from the prophetic dream with a tremendous burden upon my heart. To be honest, I could not believe what I just received. Could the prophetic narrative surrounding Donald Trump completely change without the prayers of the Church, the rise of the Daniel Company, and a repositioning of his own heart? Could Donald Trump have been raised up by God Himself like a Cyrus and bring necessary change to America, but through his own pride, arrogance, and forsaking of the poor end as a Nebuchadnezzar? The answer is: ABSOLUTELY. Saints, this man desperately needs our prayers! God is prophetically warning us now in 2018 before its too late.

While I have not been given permission by God to directly prophesy into Trump’s potential second term, I do sense strongly that there ispotential great danger and trouble ahead for America if he is re-elected. He has currently been granted the “iron grip” that will run its course and fulfill its purpose, but Donald Trump may very well be a type of pioneer or trailblazer that must recognize when His mission is complete and it now becomes necessary to turn the nation over to another that can capitalize on the momentum he helped to start, but do it in a much more wise and tactful way. We must keep praying for Donald Trump and for the purposes of God to be manifested through His life and presidency, but do not be surprised if Donald’s grip and force becomes too much in the days ahead for many to bear. The attacks, plots, and plans against him will become more and more bizarre in the days ahead. I believe God is releasing a very clear prophetic narrative with Donald Trump so that the intercessors, watchmen, and prophets know how to pray and act in the days ahead.

The Daniel Company
I’m convinced through prayer that Donald Trump desperately needs a Daniel Company to arise in the United States that will faithfully give him the word of the Lord and advise him with Godly counsel at strategic times during his Presidency. Donald Trump has and will even appoint some of those in the Daniel Company. God has revealed to me that Sarah Huckabee and Mike Pence are specifically carrying this anointing and have undoubtedly been placed around Trump for such a time as this. On Inauguration Day (January 20, 2017), I gave the following public prophecy in Merritt Island, FL: “Mike Pence will not bow down to Donald Trump, bur rather will stand up to him. I am giving Mike Pence a backbone like never before and he will faithfully deliver the truth to Donald Trump again and again” says the Lord. Then God said “I myself will stand up in the midst of the UN council. Those who oppose Israel, I will oppose. Those who defend Israel, I will defend” says God.

I believe God has also revealed to be that even Benjamin Netanyahu is part of the Daniel Company that is surrounding Donald Trump in an attempt to keep him from becoming a type of Nebuchadnezzar in the years ahead. On December 29, 2016, I gave the following prophecy that was recorded, God says, “Benjamin, though small in the eyes of many men, has gained great favor with Me. I will use him as a frontrunner in the nations of the earth to expose the plots and plans of the enemy. He will be a trusted adviser to Donald Trump and help him navigate through turbulent days ahead. Donald will be a friend to Israel and Israel will be a friend to Donald and America.”

The Daniel Company is also those in the body of Christ who will fast and pray for Donald Trump. They will walk in holiness and the fear of the Lord. They will contend against any pride or arrogance that will attempt to overtake Trump in the days ahead. God will give them clear prophetic dreams, visions, and strategy for the body of Christ on how to pray and what to pray for. They will be a tremendous catalyst and key in the hand of the Lord to turn America toward God like never before. Donald Trump is not the savior of America, but he has indeed been raised up by God for divine purposes and the enemy will attempt to thwart his destiny without the prayers and prophetic intelligence of the saints.

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