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Sweep The Skies: Peru

I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, 

 where never lark, or even eagle, flew; 

 and, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve 

 trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space…

 

 It’s interesting that in the poem, he treads the high untrespassed sanctity of space. As we tread around our Jericho’s we also tread the high places of space. The demonic realm has trespassed in the 2nd heavens this sanctity of space. Our call in the flight of fasting is to sweep the skies.  

 

 Today I travel to Peru to call the whole nation into the 40 Day Jesus Fast preceding The 1Nation1Day spiritual harvest sweep of Peru. It takes place on June 29th, 2019. 

 

My journey to Peru started in 1999 when a Peruvian lady came to me and said she had a dream of a Roman War Goddess heaping up huge waves on this body of water. People were swimming in the body of water but couldn’t get to their destinies because of the waves. Then an angel came to her saying the only thing that can break the power of this spirit is 40 days of fasting like Jesus on water. 

 

 She asked me if the dream meant anything to me. I answered immediately with an emphatic ‘yes!’ because on the state seal of California is the Roman War Goddess Minerva and she is sitting on San Francisco Bay. Could there be a spirit of Jezebel that has been hindering California from fulfilling its destiny?

 

 For three years, I waited on the dream. When I was flying back from The Call Korea to mobilize for The Call San Francisco, I was apprehended with that dream. An intense longing came over me to fast the fast of the Peruvian lady. I had never done a water fast for 40 days and was gripped with an irrational fear that I would die. My soul was in a wrestling match with God. Suddenly he spoke to me, “Do you love California enough to die for it?” I knew the Lord was calling me to true intercession, for it is at the cross where principalities and powers are broken. I said to the Lord, “I hope I love California enough to die for it, but You need to confirm this to me.” I came back to Los Angeles and met with the young man who was married to the Peruvian lady who dreamed the original dream. Knowing nothing of my request for confirmation, he said to me, “My wife just had another dream last night. A woman came to her and said, ‘Lou is fasting the fast you dreamed about three years ago, he thinks he is going to die, but he will not die.’” I was in shock and awe. The fast was no longer a good idea, it was a sovereign divine assignment.  

 

 For 40  days I fasted almost completely on water, cleansing myself of all inward toleration of Jezebel. Revelation chapter 2 promises that he who overcomes Jezebel will be given authority over the nations. Every day, I took my stand and resisted that Roman war goddess, that Jezebel spirit, declaring the victory of the cross. On the 31st day of that fast at 1 o’ clock in the morning, I dreamt I was flying over California declaring the victory of the cross over Jezebel. I woke up roaring in the spirit. I knew that in fasting, I had gained the freedom of flight and air supremacy over some dimension of the powers of darkness. I don’t have time in this blog to tell the incredible fruit of that fast, but it became a defining moment for the rest of my prayer and fasting pilgrimage. 

 

 The following morning I took an airplane flight from San Diego to St. Louis. At takeoff, as I gazed out my window seat, I saw a huge mural of Charles Lindbergh on the airport terminal wall. I wondered why his painting was there. I didn’t know that it was Charles Lindbergh Airport. Charles Lindbergh was the young man who first flew a plane across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris. The name of his plane was The Spirit of St. Louis. As I winged my way to St. Louis I experienced what I call “an intimate kiss from heaven.” You know, it’s like when God surprises you and tells you who you are to Him. I heard his whisper, “You are St Louis to me and you’re flying the Spirit of St Louis.” Immediately I began weeping trying to hide the deep sobbing welling up from within my spirit. God called me by my name and I reached out and touched the face of God. 

 

 My friend picked me up at the airport in St. Louis and the first thing he said was, “I had a dream of you last night at 3 o’clock in the morning.” He was dreaming the same time I was, with the 2 hour time difference. In his dream, he heard a voice say, “Because Lou has been faithful on his fast, I have given him authority over Jezebel into the nations and wherever The Call goes, I will establish My house of prayer.” It was the same scripture from Revelation 2:20-26 that I had been praying for 31 days straight. 

 

 I looked up Charles Lindbergh and found out that his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, was built in San Diego, and its first flight was to St. Louis. When I saw this the Lord spoke to me, “What Charles Lindbergh did in the natural, you will do in the spiritual. You will raise up an air force of long distance fasting flyers who like Daniel, in his 21 day fast, will shift principalities and powers over whole nations, and they will sweep the skies like no other generation releasing the great harvest of history. 

 

 It began with the Peruvian lady’s dream, and today I fly to Peru believing that The Spirit of St. Louis will fly over the whole nation, and in 1 day the whole nation will be saved. Pray for 1Nation1Day Peru. 

 

 Our 2020 vision is the 40 day fast in every nation during Lent to sweep the skies.

Join me for 40 days on this devotional journey.

My 40 day fast was like Israel’s 40 year  sojourn in the wilderness, and my 40 day tread was like Joshua who was told by the Lord, “Every place that the sole of your foot treads, I am giving to you.”

AFTER THE FAST — YOU MUST TREAD


Lou Engle Ministries exists to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, to envision and empower Stadium Christianity, and to mobilize justice prayer movements into the nations of the earth. 

© LOU ENGLE MINISTRIES 2019

Global Bridegroom Fast

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings. Sunward I’ve climbed and enjoyed the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things you’ve not dreamed of…”

 

John Gillespie Magee Jr. was a fighter pilot in World War II. He penned this amazing poem on the freedom of flight. He died in an air crash at the age of 19 but not before leaving the world with the shimmering imagery comparing of the natural ecstasy of flight, and its soaring to unknown heights and its feeling of unfettered freedom,  to the extreme pleasures of actually reaching up and touching the face of God. 

 

Surly definition: ill-tempered, glum, morose, moody, uncivil, sour, grumpy. 

 

How rough and crusty, how ill-tempered this earthbound existence seems when compared to the ecstasy of touching God. In 1906 prior to the great Azusa Street revival, Frank Bartleman had a face to face encounter with Jesus. He said that afterward for days he could hardly hold a human conversation because of its unseemly earthly surliness. John Wesley when he visited the early Moravian community in its first love of encounter with the abiding Presence commented, “I dwelt among a people whose conversation was in heaven.”

 

Jesus when asked by John’s disciples, “Why do your servants not fast?” said, “when the bridegroom is gone then my servants will fast.” This was not a rebuke to John’s disciples. Jesus was saying that “You are living in the dispensation when I the bridegroom am with you now, but when I go I will inaugurate a new era of fasting that will take John’s fastings to an even higher level!” The church being the bride of Christ will long for Him and His coming in an even greater measure than John,  just as the bride loves the bridegroom even more than the friend of the bridegroom. The bride’s fastings will be the channel for her ever increasing longings, the flight pattern into the ecstasy of love.

 

God, through the prophet Jeremiah declared over the children of Israel, “I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you went after Me in the wilderness! It is in the wilderness of the 40 day fast that we find the flight of freedom from the surly bonds of earth. All of these lesser pleasures usurping our soul affections are stripped away, and we being dead to everything experience resurrection power and find pleasures at His right hand forever.

 

We are calling the body of Christ worldwide in 2020 to a 40 day Lenten fast to return to the devotion of her youth, to once again follow her Bridegroom into the wilderness, to long for His coming now in worldwide Revival and His second coming then to rule with Him on the earth. 

Join me for 40 days on this devotional journey.

My 40 day fast was like Israel’s 40 year  sojourn in the wilderness, and my 40 day tread was like Joshua who was told by the Lord, “Every place that the sole of your foot treads, I am giving to you.”

AFTER THE FAST — YOU MUST TREAD


Lou Engle Ministries exists to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, to envision and empower Stadium Christianity, and to mobilize justice prayer movements into the nations of the earth. 

© LOU ENGLE MINISTRIES 2019

Caught Up Into the 2020 Vision

“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of – wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hovering there I’ve chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. “Up, up the long delirious burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle, flew; and, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God.”

-John Gillespie Magee, Jr. ‘High Flight’ 

 

I will never forget the dream I had on the 31st day of a water fast. I was flying in the dream over the state of California, roaring the victory of the cross over Jezebel. I knew that somehow in the fast, I had “Slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings. I knew “The high untresspassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of  God.” 

 

“Largely through the grace of fasting, I have come to deeply know the liberating flight of freedom, from the common and profane, to the call of the wild. Fasting has given me wings.”

‘The Jesus Fast’ 

 

As I have been treading around my Jerichos, putting my feet on the earth and claiming ground for God, I’ve also found myself flying into the sunlit skies of God’s 2020 vision. I want to give wings to the saints of the earth. Over these next days, I will share the vision of calling the global church to the 40 day Jesus Fast during Lent. February 26th-April 8th, Passover. Could the whole earth be crying all at the  same time, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord and pass over us with your blood?” Could the Church of the Firstborn, The Ruler of the Kings of the Earth, sweep the skies through united fasting, that the earth would behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world and reach out and touch the face of God.

Join me for 40 days on this devotional journey.

My 40 day fast was like Israel’s 40 year  sojourn in the wilderness, and my 40 day tread was like Joshua who was told by the Lord, “Every place that the sole of your foot treads, I am giving to you.”

AFTER THE FAST — YOU MUST TREAD


Lou Engle Ministries exists to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, to envision and empower Stadium Christianity, and to mobilize justice prayer movements into the nations of the earth. 

© LOU ENGLE MINISTRIES 2019

Demand a Miracle

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Luke 4:18-19

 

“We who are about to die demand a miracle!”

-Unknown 

 

60,000,000+ babies aborted legally in America since 1973. I can hear the cries of the unborn, “We who are about to die demand a miracle!”

 

I can hear the cry of thousands of young men and women who are thinking about committing suicide, “We who are about to die demand a miracle!”

I can hear the cry of thousands of opioid addicts, “We who are about to die demand a miracle!”

I hear the cry of thousands suffering from terminal cancer, aids, and incurable diseases, “We who are about to die demand a miracle! “

I saw the phrase and heard the voice, “You said You would deliver us! 418N.” 

 

Today is 4/18! In the fullness of time, the world groaned, “We who are about to die demand a miracle.” The God-man born of a woman appeared in human flesh proclaiming in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed, and to proclaim the year of the favor of the Lord.”  

 

The demand of the dying puts a demand on the church to not only quote “Luke 4:18” but demonstrate it in the love and power of the Savior! May this be the year of the favor of the Lord! Intercessors put a demand on heaven to manifest Luke 4:18 power Now. Church – heed the demand of Christ, “Go ye, therefore, preach the gospel, heal the sick, cast out demons, raise the dead. Freely you have received, freely give.”

 

For without such a breaking in of the Kingdom of God we will settle for a fake news social revolution that can never change the heart of man! Miracles will topple the Walls of Jericho!

Join me for 40 days on this devotional journey.

My 40 day fast was like Israel’s 40 year  sojourn in the wilderness, and my 40 day tread was like Joshua who was told by the Lord, “Every place that the sole of your foot treads, I am giving to you.”

AFTER THE FAST — YOU MUST TREAD


Lou Engle Ministries exists to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, to envision and empower Stadium Christianity, and to mobilize justice prayer movements into the nations of the earth. 

© LOU ENGLE MINISTRIES 2019

The Cross over Europe

In the cross of Christ I glory,

Towering o’er the wrecks of time.

All the light of sacred story,

Gathers around its head sublime.

-John Bowring

 

The world gazed with shock and sadness watching the great Notre Dame cathedral burning in flames. But then,  through the ashes and the smoke, a light shone on the great cross, still standing and undaunted in its effulgence. Even as the towers burn and fall, as glorious as they may be,  there is shining over Europe now, a hope that Christ will free. The smoke of religion and the shroud of atheism will be penetrated by the light of the gospel and the preaching of the cross. With the 2020 vision there dawns a new and glorious morn. In 2020 we are calling all of Europe into the Jesus fast of Lent in expectation that those who sit in darkness will see a great light. The Battle for Britain will arise and the cry to “take back the continent!” will be heard. Even now the evangelists are calling all with European blood and heritage to return to the Motherland and preach the love of Christ. Stadiums will be filled. Fear not little flock! It is the pleasure of the Father to give you the Kingdom! Europe shall be saved!!

 

 

Join me for 40 days on this devotional journey.

My 40 day fast was like Israel’s 40 year  sojourn in the wilderness, and my 40 day tread was like Joshua who was told by the Lord, “Every place that the sole of your foot treads, I am giving to you.”

AFTER THE FAST — YOU MUST TREAD


Lou Engle Ministries exists to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, to envision and empower Stadium Christianity, and to mobilize justice prayer movements into the nations of the earth. 

© LOU ENGLE MINISTRIES 2019

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