“Go forward, and march around the city…” (Joshua 6:7)
When we arrived at Forest View abortion mill last Thursday there was a sign up stating they would be closed for 5 weeks for construction. We believe they will be expanding the clinic into the vacant office next door which they have been unable to rent for years.
In the meantime they are sending patients to Dr. Goyal’s Advantage Clinic in Wood Dale (203 E. Irving Park Rd.). We will move our regular Thursday, 7:00 am – 1:00 pm prayer vigil to Wood Dale for the next four weeks. Please join us!
On Saturday, May 4th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm we will hold a
Jericho March at Forest View
to call upon the power of God that this place of death will never reopen.
There is great power in this. In April of 2011, a group of about 100 people of all faiths united for the closing ceremony of 40 Days for Life at Dr. Goyal’s “Dimensions” abortion facility. We took part in a Jericho March around the building praying, singing, and reading Scripture. By December of that same year, Dimensions closed its doors FOREVER! God is good! Let’s implore Him to intervene again and close another of Dr. Goyal’s six clinics. Do you play the trumpet? We’d love to blow some horns like they did in Joshua’s time.
Never heard of a Jericho March before or wondered why it is done? Here are some answers:
1. What is the Jericho Intercession Procession or March?
- The Jericho Intercession Procession or March is one strategy or recipe of intercessory
prayer from the Holy Spirit. It takes its name and inspiration from the Old Testament
story of Joshua at Jericho (Joshua 1 to 6). The actual Jericho March or prayer procession that God commanded Joshua to do was just one part of the larger strategy of intercession that we find in Joshua 1 to 6. This entire intercession pattern, including the prayer march around the city of Jericho had powerful spiritual and natural consequences. The obedience of Joshua to the Lord’s
directions opened the way for God Himself to intervene and bring forth the victory He
desired at that moment of history and in the future. Today, we can pray in the Jericho
Intercession Strategy in various ways and thus open the way for God to directly intervene
and bring forth the victory of Jesus in our situations.
2. What Happens Spiritually During The Jericho Prayer?
- In our lives, we are continually surrounded and bombarded by a spiritual atmosphere of
the world and the flesh and the devil. As a result, it is often difficult for people to be and
do good. When we pray in the Jericho procession, we are spiritually cutting off these dark
clouds of evil that surround the people or places for whom we pray. At the same time, our
prayer replaces the dark spiritual clouds with the Presence of Jesus and the bright Divine
Cloud of all His Love and graces, mercy and blessings. We set our people and places
apart unto God, so He can then work very directly in their lives. And we surround them
with a Divine Shield, thus building a kind of spiritual wall or container around them in
which to catch God’s Glory. In this way, we are opening the window to heaven above
them and their lives and their places so the Lord can pour out His Mercy and blessings
and miracles upon them.
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