It’s Time to Take Up the Offensive Position!

Beloved Intercessors,

Loving greetings from Engeltal! Our Harvest Gathering event, with the theme “On the Ramparts of Intercession,” was GLORIOUS!!! All those who attended experienced God’s Presence in a powerful way. One of the recurring statements was that “God is drawing us deeper into Himself!” The worship was highly anointed with Claren McQueen, Mathew Reames, and Philip and I following the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Each message was compelling! One of the illustrations that Dr. Sam Matthews presented to help us understand where we are in our end-time battle was from Jesus’ parable of the wheat and tares. The owner of the field instructed his workers to let the tares (the false grain) grow up with the good grain. When the wheat reached maturity, all would be harvested together and the tares would be bundled and burned. He pointed out that we are seeing a maturing of the darkness even as we are coming into maturity in the Kingdom.

So it’s really no surprise that we are seeing blatant occult activities such as are being planned for October 20 and November 3, as a group of witches being sponsored by an occult bookstore in Brooklyn are intending to gather to attempt to hex Justice Brett Kavanaugh. They claim to have done the same to President Trump and feel they have been successful. They announced that 50% of the proceeds will be split between Planned Parenthood and an LGBT community center. And it is extremely likely that this publicly announced event is quietly being duplicated in darkness in multiple places.

We have all been praying and pleading the Blood of Jesus Christ over these events, declaring that “no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper…” (Isaiah 54:17). But I believe we need to realize that our position is not only to be on the defense! In one of the times of intercession at the Harvest Gathering, Dr. Sam Matthews in prayer said, “We declare war!”

Put on the Armour of Light: We must leave behind childish ways and become mature “sons of God” (Romans 8:14, 19), led by the Holy Spirit, who are able to stand with our Father in His Kingdom/Family business. (Get my message from the Harvest Gathering, “Time to Change Gears.”) Part of the maturing process, of course, is repenting for our sins, iniquities, rebellion, and transgressions, as well as those of our forefathers. This may be done in the Courts of Heaven as taught by Robert Henderson. Then we must follow the leading of the Holy Spirit through the Word of God: “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light…. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” (Romans 13:12, 14).

Each piece of the “whole armour of God” as described in Ephesians 6:10-18 is a picture of Jesus. So we can “put on the Lord Jesus Christ” like this:

  • Put on the belt of truth—Jesus declared, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6). Jesus is the truth and He holds you together in Himself.
  • Put on the breastplate of righteousness—“this is His name whereby He shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 23:6). Jesus is our righteousness and He will protect your “inner man”!
  • Put on the shoes of the preparation of the gospel of peace—“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace…” (Ephesians 2:13-14). We prepare to share the Good News of how Jesus brought peace into our lives, and be carriers and distributors of His shalom. We must have Him to walk safely and peacefully.
  • Take up the shield of faith, so you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Jesus is the shield our Father has given us:  “Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation” (Psalm 18:35). The name “Jesus/Yeshua” means salvation.
  • Take the helmet of salvation—Jesus means salvation. As we deliberately superimpose Jesus on our heads as our head, He enables us in the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2, Ephesians 4:23).
  • Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God—“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John1:1). Jesus is the Word, so He is also our sword with which we engage in warfare. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword…” (Hebrews 4:12).

Declaring the Word of God is irrefutable to bring victory in every battle when our hearts and lives are pure and our bloodline has been cleansed with the Blood of Jesus Christ!

Attacking the Young: Dr. Paul Hegstrom, author of Broken Children, Grown Up Pain, teaches that rejection, incest, sexual molestation, emotional and physical abuse in children will cause an arresting of emotional development and the ability to reason. One of the most common types of the child’s perception of rejection comes as a result of not being nurtured and raised by one’s biological parents. He stated that this generation is the “least raised” by their parents, and therefore the most vulnerable to the lies of the enemy, who seeks to destroy a person’s potential to fulfil God’s purpose for his/her life before they reach adulthood. This causes adults to behave childishly, and that behavior is based on the age of the child when he/she was wounded. Adult temper tantrums, rebellion, selfishness, etc. stem from childhood wounding.

A report from churchleaders.com says, “Surveys, social media sites and product branding indicate an increase in people who practice or are interested in witchcraft. Trend-spotters say millennials—especially young women—are drawn to Wicca, astrology and new-age spirituality. About 1 to 1.5 million Americans label themselves Wiccan or pagan, according to a 2014 report by the Pew Research Center. That’s more than the membership of some mainstream Christian denominations in the United States.”

In addition to that, satanic ritual abuse (SRA) claims infants and children, deliberately using all forms of evil abuse to split their personalities and set them up to be used by the enemy to further his purposes.

It’s time to take up the offensive position! The book of Jude speaks of contending for the faith and describes evil doers and their deeds. Then he goes on to exhort in verses 17-18 and 20-23, “But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;  How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts….But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.  And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” It is time for us to pray, declare, and legislate in the spirit realm for the undoing of the evil, the removal of those who will not repent, and the rescue of those who will.

The Lord showed Vicky Denton that David’s five stones were a picture of what will take down the giants. They are: 1) Worship 2) Prayer/Intercession 3) Repentance 4) Forgiveness 5) The Word. And the sling to propel these stones is LOVE. We must always launch our offensive from a motive of love—love for God, and love for the people He created, especially those who don’t know Him yet! Be filled with the love of God, then use these stones by the leading of the Holy Spirit and watch the giants fall!

As we have been praying about the proposed events in New York, we are declaring, “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God” (Psalm 68:1-2). “Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy” (Exodus 15:6). Dash Your enemies in pieces, Lord! Let Your right hand and holy arm get a great and glorious victory! Show Your mighty power in such a way that there will be no doubt that You have intervened!

“For those who will not turn, judge them according to their deeds. Bring all demonic spirits into the courts of the Lord to be judged according to their deeds. What You tear down cannot be rebuilt, and what You imprison cannot be released (Job 12:13-25).

“Lord, you changed Saul into Paul. Your desire is that none should perish. We ask for just and fair judgment, as You are the just and fair Judge, judging each on the condition of their heart. For those who would open up their spirit to hear the call of the Father, let them receive the gifts of repentance and forgiveness, releasing them from their imprisonments and setting the captive free to know and follow You. Father, sanctify them spirit, soul and body, that they would be found blameless (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).”

Midterm Elections: I believe that everyone is aware of how critical the midterm elections are. All 435 seats of the House of Representatives, one third of the seats in the Senate, 36 state governors and three US Territory governors, as well as many city mayors are up for election. We are praying for God’s righteous individuals to be elected into every office. Use those “stones” mentioned above and launch them with God’s love into the hearts of the voters to either elect those who will stand for righteousness, or stay home!

Night Watch: While we are gearing up for offensive warfare, please keep in mind our annual “call to the ramparts” to pray over Washington DC in the night hours, November 18-December 4. The Lord is calling for intercessors to pray for a two-hour shift between the hours of midnight and 6:00 AM during those dates. When you sign up, our Night Watch Coordinator, Sherry Grubelnik, will send you the subjects for prayer. There will also be a conference call number that intercessors may use to pray together. If you are feeling led to participate, please email Sherry at nightwatch@eth-s.org or call her at (806) 928-2723.

Thank You! We are continually thankful for your heartfelt prayers and financial support!

Your handmaiden and servant,
Sharon and Philip

 

Harvest Gathering Recordings Available Now!

Speaker Message Title DVD CD Product Code
Dr. Sam Matthews “New Realms” $12 $7 SM1-HG18
Sharon Buss “It’s Time to Change Gears” $12 $7 SB1-HG18
Dr. Sam Matthews “New Places” $12 $7 SM2-HG18
Claren McQueen “Intercession on the Ramparts” $12 (2) $10 CM1-HG18
Dr. Sam Matthews “New Positions” $12 $7 SM3-HG18
Dr. Sam Matthews “New Powers” $12 $7 SM4-HG18

Complete DVD set – $60  /  Complete CD set – $35

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