DECLARATIONS OVER OUR POLICE — DECLARATIONS OVER MY LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT We stand today as the Church of our city.  We are gatekeepers and watchmen of this city.  We stand as intercessors who have been assigned by God to stand in the gap where there is a breach in the walls of our city.  We make declarations today to the Eternal God, the One True and Righteous Judge who is Master of All.  He is Yahweh, Jehovah, the One who makes and keeps promises.  We stand with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Mediator on behalf of the people and the land of our region.  We embrace His Ultimate Authority, the Truth of His Word, and the laws of the Kingdom of God.  Forgive us, Father God, where we have renounced and called for the removal of the police force with the movement of defunding the police who have diligently sought to preserve law and order in this city.  You have ordained officers of the law by divine decree as written in Romans 13.  We confess we have not honored the leadership or the officers that serve and we have denied Your authority over us through them by rebelling, vilifying, and allowing civil disobedience to reign over them. In Jesus’ name, we decree that all who serve in the law and justice realm of the United States of America are visited by the righteousness, truth, and justice of God, and that they live in the fullness of Christ’s wisdom in all they do.  In Jesus’ name, we decree that any corruption in the law and justice sector will be exposed and dealt with in wisdom and righteousness in order for the nation to be cleansed.  In Jesus’ name we decree that our city’s police department be run according to the godly laws of order and truth and that the ethical standards for dealing with any persons be enforced. In Jesus’ name we declare that there will be an end to any nefarious power plays by a city council, any powerful individuals or businesses, BLM, Antifa, Jihadist, or any other ungodly group from our area.  We cut the strings of all illegitimate authority.  In Jesus’ name we declare that greater discernment will be given to officers, and a deep sense of what is clearly right and what is clearly wrong and a desire for justice.  We declare that all schemes and places that are being hidden for evil would be exposed and brought to light.  We declare that all pornography, sex trafficking, illegal industries that are thriving here would be discovered, exposed, and shut down.  In Jesus’ name we ask for the convicting power of the Holy Spirit to come and draw every non-believer to Christ.  May they come to their senses and no longer support anything that opposes Christ.  In Jesus’ name we bind spirits of greed, control, cheating, and mammon that would destroy our lives and country.  In Jesus’ name we declare a disruption of every scheme of the enemy to cause lawlessness and rebellion in our city.  We instead declare legitimate authority, blessing, godly breakthrough, and prosperity over our city.  In Jesus’ name we pray and intercede for all the leaders of this and all other law enforcement entities in our city, so that we may live a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.  We stand united today with others in the Church and ask for more keys to the Kingdom so that God’s perfect will for our city can be accomplished.  Father God, we trust You and want to be faithful to our assignment for our city.  Help us, God!


As our law enforcement is the front line to fighting evil and maintaining order in your community, join with other believers in your community to pray these points over your local police department, using specific names to personalize it. INTERCESSORS FOR AMERICA IFAPRAY.ORG(800) USA-PRAY

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WARRIORS ARISE! TIME TO STAND IN THE GAP FOR YOUR CITY! As the Church of our Lord Father Most High, we shut the door to all who are coming to the city with nefarious motives. We destroy their plans and schemes; we dismantle triggers and all programming devices; we sever ungodly communication systems. We declare confusion, chaos, and division in the enemy’s camp.  God’s enemies will scatter and melt like wax. They will get caught in their own traps.  We bind the spirits of antichrist, Jezebel, Leviathan, violence, rage, murder, Abbadon, and lying.  We loose shalom over our city. We post warring angels around the city and activate His people at the gates.  We plead the Blood of Christ over our city and this territory.  We speak blessings over the law enforcement leadership and officers.  We agree that God will give wisdom and strategies to local law enforcement, which will preempt the plans of the enemy.  We declare our city to be a city which belongs to the Lord, a city named Beulah.  We declare that God has a divine destiny for our city and we agree and call that forth.  We declare justice and righteousness will prevail.  We bless this territory with a double portion of joy and agree that the mountains are trembling and His people will dance upon injustice!  The Father’s Kingdom come, His will be done in our city as in heaven.  Wherever I go, I declare the Kingdom of Light has come.  I speak blessings over our city, surrounding area, our state, and the USA!!

DECLARATIONS OVER OUR CITIES–We ask you to join us in making these declarations over your city.  Shout them from the rooftops!  Share with others.  Let the voice of the Church in your city be heard.  Time to ROAR with the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!  It’s His harvest time, so arise and shine.  The Glory of the Lord is here to shine over the Body of Christ.  As violent protests are making their way into cities across the nation, we as intercessors must take up a position of pro-active prayer over our cities and communities.  Remember, it is a spiritual battle.


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This month’s First Friday prayer call on Intercessors for America consisted of two powerful and empowering interviews:

“UNDERSTANDING THE THREAT” by John Guandolo, combat vet, Marine, formerly with FBI and DOD:  “The issue–racism, global warming, LGBTQ rights, xenophobia–is NEVER the issue.”  Those triggers are just the excuse to create chaos so that people will demand change and order.  Within what seem like spontaneous mobs are those trained to instigate chaos, then take advantage of and redirect it to seize power.  They will bring about change, all right–at the sacrifice of your freedoms.  Their stated and only agenda is to overthrow this country.

USING PRE-EMPTIVE PRAYERS TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES, CITIES AND NATIONA by Barbara Bucklin.  How her intercessors’ pro-active prayers and declarations blocked a mob attack on Austin, TX last week.  Download “Declarations to Protect Your City” from

(A similar but less provable example of the cause-and-effect power of pre-emptive prayer happened June 1.  Our senior pastor emailed members of our church, warning us that he had “on good authority from local officials” that potentially violent protests were planned for downtown Long Beach that evening.  In our separate homes, we prayed–and the protests never got out of hand.)


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The Loving God of the O.T. (9c): “Praising the God Who knew us before we were born”

Some time ago, a friend challenged me to “point to a verse in the OT that shows [the Old Testament] god doing anything loving to or for his people.”

Now I’m letting God’s people in the Old Testament speak for themselves:

 O Lord, you have examined my heart
    and know everything about me.
 You know when I sit down or stand up.
    You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
    and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say
    even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
    You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too great for me to understand!

I can never escape from your Spirit!
    I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
    if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
    if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me,
    and your strength will support me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me
    and the light around me to become night—
but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
    Darkness and light are the same to you.


You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
    they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
    you are still with me!

O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
    Get out of my life, you murderers!
They blaspheme you;
    your enemies misuse your name.
O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
    Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
    for your enemies are my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Psalm 139 A Psalm of David

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The Loving God of the OT (9b): “Praising the God Who protects us”

Some time ago, a friend challenged me to “point to a verse in the OT that shows [the Old Testament] god doing anything loving to or for his people.”

Now I’m letting God’s people in the Old Testament speak for themselves:

God our protector















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Strictly Germ-Proof: A poem for the COVID-19 Generation

One of our Reynolds family favorites from my childhood:

Strictly Germ-Proof by Arthur Guiterman (1871-1943)

The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup
Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gambolled up;
They looked upon the creature with a loathing undisguised;
It wasn’t disinfected and it wasn’t sterilised.

They said it was microbic and a hotbed of disease;
They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees;
They froze it in a freezer that was cold as banished hope
And washed it in permanganate with carbolated soap.

In sulphurated hydrogen they steeped its wiggly ears;
They trimmed its frisky whiskers with a pair of hard-boiled shears;
They donned their rubber mittens and they took it by the hand
And ’lected it a member of the Fumigated Band.

There’s not a micrococcus in the garden where they play;
They bathe in pure iodoform a dozen times a day;
And each imbibes his rations from a hygienic cup —
The Bunny and The Baby and The Prophylactic Pup.


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The Loving God of the OT (9a): “Praising God our Shepherd”

Some time ago, a friend challenged me to “point to a verse in the OT that shows [the Old Testament] god doing anything loving to or for his people.”

Now I’m letting God’s people in the Old Testament speak for themselves:


Psalm 100:3

Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
    He made us, and we are his.
    We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd.
    He will carry the lambs in his arms,
holding them close to his heart.
    He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.


Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord

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Should the church be involved in politics?

In response to my post “What you get if you vote in socialism” a reader asked, “Should the church be involved in politics?”

After taking more time to think about it, I am revising and expanding my response here. The short answer is a resounding “YES.” Just labeling an issue “political” does not put it out of bounds for Christians–or Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists–to speak to.

A longer answer comes from the Constitution of our United States:

The First Amendment to our Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The first phrase forbids the government to require the practice of or align itself with any specific religion AND forbids the government to prevent or interfere with the practice of the religion of any individual’s conscience. Those few words say a lot about politics not being involved in the church. They say nothing about the church not being involved with politics. Keeping the church from being involved with politics would be “prohibiting the free exercise of religion,” that is, addressing the myriad of issues involved in living a life pleasing to God.

The proof our Founding Fathers did not consider being involved in politics a violation of the “separation of church and state”* is the fact that they themselves, all believers in a Supreme Being and most members of churches, were actively involved in speaking, writing, assembling and addressing political grievances of their day.

They had a frieze showing Moses holding the tablets of the Ten Commandments placed on the wall of the Supreme Court chambers, had Bible verses inscribed on the walls of public buildings, the Library of Congress, the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument. They began government deliberations with prayer, corporately inviting God to bring His wisdom into their political proceedings. “Read the Walls”

The entire first–and second**–Amendment, in light of the abuses which our Founding Fathers were attempting to correct, mostly had political rights in mind. Back in England and much of Europe, governments dictated one’s religious allegiance and infringed on the private practice of religion. They muzzled political speech, forbade political assemblies. Our Constitution insisted on freedom from those restrictions.

What form can the “exercise of religion” take? What kinds of public expression of one’s faith are permitted? “Speaking or writing, peaceful assembly and legal petition for redress of grievance.” (Contrary to the opinion I heard on the news lately of one emotional woman, there is no Constitutional right to riot!)


*Thomas Jefferson coined the phrase (which does not appear in any official document) “wall of separation between church and state” in a letter reassuring the Danbury Baptist Association that the new government would “restore to man(kind) all his natural rights” [which had been taken from them in their countries of origin]–in context, to worship freely:

‘Jefferson’s famous phrase came in an 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Association in Connecticut. The Baptists were worried about the freedom to practice their faith, writing to Jefferson that “what religious privileges we enjoy, we enjoy as favors granted, and not as inalienable rights,” which is “inconsistent with the rights of freemen.”

“Jefferson wrote back that religious liberty, free from state tampering, would be a key part of the American vision. The Constitution, he wrote, would “restore to man all his natural rights.” In this same letter, Jefferson explained the intent of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This, he said, built a “wall of separation of church and state.”


“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Second Amendment to the Constitution.

Colonists who had just severed relations with England had recently had to protect their homes, families and villages against seizure and destruction. They wanted to be sure they could retain the means to protect personal lives and property. Even if assault rifles had existed at the time, I am sure they would have been horrified to think that such “Arms” would someday be covered by the Second Amendment.


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The Naked Communist, right on schedule–this is “progressive”?

We made fun of the following points back in 1962, dismissed them as right-wing hysteria. (I was a Democrat then.) Now that so many of these goals have been realized we are waking up to the fact that this was not a “conspiracy theory,” but, in fact, a conspiracy.

Excerpted from The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen, 11th edition, 1962:

Let us go down a list of current strategy goals 
which the Communists and their fellow travelers are seeking 
to achieve. These are all part of the campaign to soften 
America for the final takeover.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of 
Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or 
not items could be used for war. 

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Com- 
munist domination. 

11. Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If its 
charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a 
one-world government with its own independent 
armed forces...

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. 

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. 

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the 
United States. 

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic 
American institutions by claiming their activities 
violate civil rights. 

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission 
belts for socialism and current Communist propa- 
ganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teach- 
ers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. 

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. 

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against 
programs or organizations which are under Com- 
munist attack. 

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review as- 
signments, editorial writing, policy-making positions. 

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and mo- 
tion pictures. 

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading 
all forms of artistic expression. An American Com- 
munist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture 
from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awk- 
ward and meaningless forms.” 

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. 
“Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaning- 
less art." 

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling 
them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and 
free press. 

25 . Break down cultural standards of morality by pro- 
moting pornography and obscenity in books, maga- 
zines, motion pictures, radio and TV. 

26 . Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity 
as “normal, natural, healthy.” 

27 . Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion 
with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and empha- 
size the need for intellectual maturity which does not 
need a “religious crutch.” 

28 . Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression 
in the schools on the ground that it violates the prin- 
ciple of “ separation of church and state.” 

29 . Discredit the American Constitution by calling it in- 
adequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern 
needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations 
on a world-wide basis. 

30 . Discredit the American founding fathers. Present 
them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for 
the “common man.” 

31 . Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage 
the teaching of American history on the ground that 
it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” 

32 . Support any socialist movement to give centralized 
control over any part of the culture — education, so- 
cial agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, 

36 . Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. 

37 . Infiltrate and gain control of big business. 

38 . Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police 
to social agencies... 

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage 
promiscuity and easy divorce. 

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the 
negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, 
mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive 
influence of parents. 

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection 
are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that 
students and special-interest groups should rise up 
and be “united force" to solve economic, political or 
social problems. 

45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot 
prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction 
over domestic problems. Give the World Court juris- 
diction over nations and individuals alike. 

If the student will read the reports of Congressional 
hearings together with available books by ex-Communists, 
he will find all of these Communist objectives described in 
detail. Furthermore, he will come to understand how many 
well-meaning citizens have become involved in pushing for- 
ward the Communist program without realizing it. They 
became converted to Communist objectives because they ac- 
cepted superficial Communist slogans. Soon they were think- 
ing precisely the way the Communists wanted them to think. 

I guess it is progressive. You can follow the progression over the last 60 years–the turn away from acknowledging and revering God as Lord, the increasing moral decay,  celebrating practices revolting to God, the shedding of innocent blood in worship of “reproductive rights,” the mocking and destroying of reputations of legitimate heroes, the encouragement of selfishness and lawlessness and violence, the push toward power with an ever-tightening noose around the necks of free people letting themselves be led into slavery.


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What you get if you vote in socialism

“We’re not a perfect nation but we’re the one that’s working on it.”
Dr. Jerry Rueb, Cornerstone Church, Long Beach, CA

Those foundations God has charged President Trump with protecting?  The Marxist playbook for destroying them is in W. Cleon Skousen’s The Naked Communist, written in 1958 and read before the U.S. House of Representatives in January, 1963. (Listen to the points read in video above by a stunned Jennifer Turner on Facebook.)

Thanks to the idealism and naivete of many Americans, the Marxists are right on schedule.

The Naked Communist lays out the whole progressive plan. It is unbelievable how fast it has been achieved.” Ben Carson, Current U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

If you vote in socialism in November and wake up wondering what you were thinking–this is how they led you there,  step    by    step.

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