Healing wounds of the past through identifying with historical sins, thus weakening strongholds through release of forgiveness.
As the world falls apart, God wants to direct us in prayerful action, and is waiting for us to act. God helps us see how we can be part of releasing breakthroughs by recognizing offenses hindering the God’s blessing. We stand in the gaps to confess and repent of historical sins. History repeats itself unless we find ways to listen to it, locate where it is happening, and find healing and forgiveness for its consequences. Examples abound in scripture: Nehemiah, Moses, Ezra, Daniel, David and others. Jesus Himself in Matthew 23:29 accused the Jews of sins their forefathers committed and spoke of the judgment of those sins falling on them. The blood of Jesus has paid the price for all our sin once for all but accessing and applying its power falls to those who take responsibility for the guilt and ask for forgiveness based on His completed work at the cross. Strategic prayer known as “representational confession” makes reconciliation and renewal possible for families, churches, communities, tribes and nations.
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. 5 Then I said:Nehemiah 1:4-7 NIV
“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of lovewith those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. 7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.
Hear the “Father of the global prayer movement” sharing his journey with the Lord Jesus. Learn about prayer triplets, identificational repentance and reconciliation and how God is changing nations through prayer.
- Prayer as Representational Repentance & Reconciliation Discovery Bible Story Set
- Identificational Repentance Bibliography
- Representational Repentance & Reconciliation Slideshow Presentation
- Identificational Repentance Powerpoint
- Authority and Forgiveness Video by John Bevere
- Crimean Peninsula Ukraine and Prayer Testimony