Today's Pause for Prayer 02-22-2021

  • Feb 22, 2021
  • Michael Blank
  • Category: Prayer Alerts

Ladies and Gentlemen, the LORD our GOD is raising us up TO BE Watchmen over our Families & over our Nation!

Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the Person or Presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices. LINK NKJV = 2Corinthians 2:11


 . . . that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.    LINK YLT = 2Corinthians 2:11


. . . so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.  LINK NASB = 2Corinthians 2:11



Dutch Sheets - Give Him 15 Daily Prayer 02-21-2021

Satan takes advantage of us when the watchman concept of prayer is not operating, as is made clear in the following verse:

“So that no advantage be taken of us by satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes” (see above). The context of the verse is forgiveness, but a general principle is also revealed, which is very applicable to our subject. Let’s analyze the verse more closely.


The word “ignorant” is from the Greek word agnoeo, which means to be “without knowledge or understanding of.” Our English word “agnostic” is derived from it. Technically, an agnostic is not a person who is unsure if he or she believes in God, although we now use the word in this way. In actuality, however, an agnostic is a person who does not know or understand, regardless of the subject. We also get the word “ignore” from the same root. In this verse, we are urged not to ignore or be an agnostic - without understanding - where the devil is concerned.


“Schemes” is from the word noema, which literally means “thought.” The verse is essentially saying, “Don’t be without understanding of the way satan thinks.Noema came to also mean, “plans, schemes, plots, devices,” because these things are born in the thoughts of the mind. For greater insight, let’s insert all of these concepts into the verse:

“Don’t be without understanding of the way your enemy thinks and operates - of his plans, plots, schemes, and devices.”

There is also a subtle promise in this command.


If God says we are NOT to be ignorant of satan’s schemes, obviously He is willing to reveal them to us. He doesn’t want us to be caught off guard.


What happens if we ARE unaware of satan’s schemes? The verse says he-satan will take advantage of us. The word “advantage” is derived from pleonekteo, which is a compound word meaning literally “to have or hold the greater portion” (pleon - “the greater part;” - echo - “to have or hold”). It is easy to see why this is a word for “covet.” It also means “overreach.”


The next obvious question is, the greater portion of what? Whatever! Our jobs, marriages, families, communities, money, government, our Nation, and more. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Church in America was without an understanding of what satan was planning, and he-satan got the greater portion of our schools. The same could be said of our arts and entertainment, our government, and many of our churches!


The only sense in which it can be said that God allows everything which occurs on earth is that He created the laws and principles governing the earth - sowing and reaping, cause and effect, and the free will of humans. We, humans, however, implement these principles and in so doing, determine what we reap and experience.

As we stated yesterday, in the 1960s the Church in America was not watching - she was asleep. Unaware of what satan was doing, he grabbed the bigger portion of American society and culture. The demise has been shocking. But watchmen on the wall are sounding the alarm -

There is a serpent in our garden! And it’s time to run him out!


And we shall! Through the Blood of the Lamb, the Victory of the Cross, and the Name of the Creator and Owner of the earth - Jesus - we shall overcome and expel the serpent.


“And they overcame him because of the Blood of the Lamb and because of the Word of their testimony” (LINK= Revelation 12:7).


Pray with me:


Father, our ignorance of satan and his thinking, schemes, and plans, has been costly. He has certainly taken advantage of us and gained the bigger portion of America. He has outmaneuvered the church and overpowered unbelievers. It looks as though a generation has been lost.

Yet, You are the God of Resurrection POWER! You are the God of Grace and the Giver of Mercy. Your Mercy triumphs over judgment, and Your Love and Grace triumphs over the serpent. You LOVE to Redeem and Restore. You’re the Great Physician, the Giver and Sustainer of ALL LIFE, the Friend of sinners and Lover of humankind. And You are coming to America!

So, we boldly ask for this appearance. Come with Strength and Power, come like a rushing mighty wind, come like the rain, flow like a river. Come to the poor and the rich, to black and white and yellow and brown, to the city and the country, to the young and the old. Come and Heal this Nation of the serpent’s bite.

Free us from his deception and blindness, his lust and perversions, his hatred and his murder of innocence children.

Come to this Nation - come quickly and come with a hurricane-force wind! In Jesus’ Mighty Name, we pray this...Amen!

Today’s decree:

The serpent has bruised America’s heel; but through the Victory of Calvary, we shall crush his head!

Satan is already defeated!

WE will STAND as the Righteous Heirs of Salvation as SONS of DAUGHTERS of the King of kings and the LORD of lords.