(week 49/16)

Hebrews 11:33 NKJV:  who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Here, the scripture tells us that we can use our faith to subdue Kingdoms.

Examples in history of saints who through faith and prayer have subdued nations are:

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Babylon:

Daniel 3:28-29 KJV: Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.  (29) Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.

Ezra in Persia:

Ezra 6:7-12 NIV: Do not interfere with the work on this temple of God. Let the governor of the Jews and the Jewish elders rebuild this house of God on its site.  (8) Moreover, I hereby decree what you are to do for these elders of the Jews in the construction of this house of God: The expenses of these men are to be fully paid out of the royal treasury, from the revenues of Trans-Euphrates, so that the work will not stop.  (9) Whatever is needed—young bulls, rams, male lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem—must be given them daily without fail,  (10) so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.  (11) Furthermore, I decree that if anyone changes this edict, a beam is to be pulled from his house and he is to be lifted up and impaled on it. And for this crime his house is to be made a pile of rubble.  (12) May God, who has caused his Name to dwell there, overthrow any king or people who lifts a hand to change this decree or to destroy this temple in Jerusalem. I Darius have decreed it. Let it be carried out with diligence.

Esther and Mordecai:

Esther 8:7-8 NIV: King Xerxes replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Because Haman attacked the Jews, I have given his estate to Esther, and they have hanged him on the gallows.  (8) Now write another decree in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring—for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.”

We must do the SAME NOW because the present gross spiritual and moral darkness (like legalization of same-sex marriage) covering the nations and current political shakings of the nations like Donald Trump’s election as the US president elect; the Brexit vote in the UK that led to the resignation of David Cameron and the emergence of Teresa May as prime minister; Vladimir Putin’s Russian aggression in Georgia, Ukraine and the Baltic states; civil war in Syria, insurgence and terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, France; Boko Haram in Nigeria and many others.

This shaking of the nations INCREASED in intensity with the on-set of the blood moon tetrad of April 2014-Sept 2015 and has continued and increased since as mentioned above. These things were prophesied by Joel, the Lord Jesus and Haggai and recorded in the Scriptures.

Luke 21:25-28 NKJV:  “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;  (26) men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for THE POWERS OF THE HEAVENS WILL BE SHAKEN.  (27) Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  (28) Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.

Joel 2:10 NKJV:  The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness.

Haggai 2:7 NKJV:  and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.

This shaking of the nations will be stabilized by the emergence of a Zion-Joseph-Daniel leadership and church that will arise: AWAKE and STAND UP spiritually by watching and praying always fulfilling

Isaiah 52:1-2 NKJV:  Awake, awake, Zion, clothe yourself with strength! Put on your garments of splendor, Jerusalem, the holy city. The uncircumcised and defiled will not enter you again. (2)  Shake off your dust; rise up, sit enthroned, Jerusalem. Free yourself from the chains on your neck, Daughter Zion, now a captive.

Luke 21:36 KJV:  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Ephesians 6:1314 KJV: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14)  Stand therefore,

Ephesians 6:18 KJV:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;