Recently I was listening to Beni Johnson, also known as the "happy intercessor", who with her husband Bill founded the Bethel Ministry in Northern California. Beni has an amazing way of sharing the deeper things of God that makes you hungry for more. Her story of how a young woman intercessor was told in a vision to go to the Moriah Chapel (birthplace of the Welch Revival) in Wales and say "wakie, wakie!". In her obedience, as she cried out, the angel of the revival of 1912 was manifested with a word about another revival coming! There is a stirring and an awakening God is wanting to bring through us! (Here is a link to her message:
) I love that we can partner with God to bring awakening!
It reminded me of a similar experience I had in India as a couple of us were worshiping on top of a rooftop of the guest quarters next to a five-story ministry center. As we agreed with the will of Heaven for that region, I was led to pray for the believing widows there. I began to awaken them to their assignment and break off discouragement. (In India the widows live in shame because they are blamed for the death of their husbands no matter how they died. They are considered a bad omen, althought God says they have special purpose. Statistics say that 97.5% of their women are widowed with an estimate of 55 million widows in India today. If God certainly hears the cry of the widow (Ex 22:23) and that He will establish their territory (Pro 15:25) then they can be India's greatest asset! Without Christ, they have no hope and live in shame. But as they come alive in Him they can move into new purpose!)
I have learned that whichever territory I am in, it's important to agree with the Godly widows that the territory belongs to! We have some authority when we sow into that region in prayer and finances, but the widows that live there have the greater authority for it is their territory!
As we listened to the Lord and prayed in line with His direction, an amazing thing happened! In the spirit, we could sense widows that knew Jesus were being awakened to take their places of authority. We began to agree with their prayers and declarations that "Jesus was Lord over their region"! (We moved in authority through agreement with the promises to the widows there, praising God that He heard their cries and was establishing their territory with righteousness!)
All of a sudden, I turned towards the five story ministry center and saw an angel bigger than the building! Whoa! This was the largest angel I had ever seen as it was manifested to carry out the assignment of our prayers and the prayers of the Indian widows!
The next day was our widows rally with hundreds of widows along with pastors and their wives. We fed them with food for their tummies and manna for their hearts! I watched widows be awakened to their special assignments and empowered! 500 of our "Widows Leaders Ministry" Manuals translated in their language were given out to pastors and widows leaders to help them continue to understand their authority! God had taught us a powerful lesson!
Ephesians 5:14 tells us, "Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine (make day dawn) upon you and give you light." Cry out "Awaken!" or "Wakie, Wakie!" Cry out for Light to come to your territory! If you are a widow, I believe that is part of our reason to be here! If you are not or this is not your territory, agree with widows whose territory it is! Remember, "what you have had victory over, you have authority over!" Look for a widow in that region or with a testimony of victory over that problem that needs to be overcome. Agree with her, or send your prayer requests to us at
and we will "wakie, wakie" with you!