Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prayers And Priorities Will Change In 2011

Bill & Dagmar Yount and Family
 Priorities seem to change almost daily in my life the older I get. I think the older we get the more we realize what really is important in the light of eternity. My priorities have now come to a screeching halt. I just can't seem to get my wife, children and grandchildren off of my mind and my love is ever increasing for them. Oh, yes, I love God, but my family is now running in second place behind Him and my ministry is now last. Don't tell God this, but I wish I could retire and just love my family until I meet Jesus face to face. Of course I will still minister with my calling but I have to tell you how my prayers and priorities are changing in my life and how they are changing me. Before you think I am gone a little crazy, I need to tell you that I believe this gut feeling I have is from God Himself for this coming year and maybe for eternity.

Bringing Home The Gold In 2011

I sense the Lord saying, "It's time to call forth some of my most powerful intercessors on earth to release My power in unprecedented ways that have not yet been seen - the prayer power of agreement between a husband and wife. Could it be that when Jesus spoke of His house becoming a house of prayer that He was referring to your house and mine, right where we live. I believe He was speaking to the very core of His church - husbands and wives who were destined to show forth His love and glory to a lost world.

In the Spirit I saw valleys of decisions coming towards our nation, our families, and communities. These decisions that needed to be made soon would affect not only our own lives but the lives of generations to come. I then saw the enemy releasing friction between husbands and wives because of these landmark decisions. He feared and knew that their coming together in agreeing prayer would dethrone the influence of his kingdom from their lives, families and nation.

Family Altars Of Prayer Will Be Erected In 2011

Ezra in the time of trouble seemed to focus on the welfare of the families of Israel that would ultimately be the deliverance for his nation. If God could save a family, the family could save a nation! Ezra built an altar at the river of Ahava.

Ezra 8:21,31 "Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of Him a right way for us, and for our little ones and for all our substance. 31. Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month to go onto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and of such as lay in wait by the way."
I believe the mounting troubled times are about to drastically turn our hearts toward God and a whole lot more towards our families. Troubled times and economic problems often separate marriages and families but I see that God is going to use them now to bring marriages and families closer together. Families will once again pull together through prayer to get through tough times as we look to the Lord to deliver our families and nation from the hand of the enemy. I will never forget seven years ago when I laid in the emergency room with an attack against my heart. Our family experienced an explosion of love for each other that we had never had before. It will be proven once again that true ministry will come forth out of our family relationships. Not that our relationships are always perfect in our families but because God knows we are esteeming them above our ambitions for ministry outside the home.

Did You Ever Wonder Why Jesus Performed His First Miracle On Earth At A Wedding Feast? Perhaps He Knew That Was Where It Would Be Needed The Most.

Did you know that when God brought you and your spouse together that He knew that you would need a miracle? In fact if you don't need one in your marriage there is possibly something wrong. Couples in the Bible who had the greatest destiny seemed to face the greatest impossibilities in their marriages. Abraham and Sarah couldn't conceive and became unfulfilled. They both through painful experiences learned that they needed more than each other and another third party ( Hagar ) to have their fulfillment in life.

Zachariah and Elizabeth also discovered a barren place in their marriage. Zachariah was serving as a priest in the temple and had the greatest experience of his life. An angel gave him a word about his destiny of having John the Baptist as a son. Then in Luke 1:23 "As soon as the days of his administration ( duties in the temple ) were accomplished, he departed to HIS OWN HOUSE." Then his wife, Elizabeth, who was barren conceived. I believe us men today in the temple or ministry are being called by God to return to our own houses, to our own perhaps 'spiritual' barren wives. Not until we men of God learn and experience spiritual intimacy with our wives, so they can spiritually conceive, can we as couples fulfill God's purposes for marriage and His kingdom in bringing forth a Godly seed that will shake the foundations of the nations!

Your Seed Will Speak With The Enemy In The Gate This Coming Year! Genesis 22:17

Genesis 22:17 ( Message Bible ) “Your descendants will defeat their enemies.”

The enemy is about to hear from our children and grandchildren beginning this coming year. Watch and expect the passion for Christ to run wild like a raging fire inside of them. The Lord has placed them in strategic locations in the earth and even in some unusual places where we might think they shouldn’t be. Even in prisons, homeless on the streets, or wherever they are being held in satan’s grip, they have now been divinely positioned to become a firebrand in God’s hand to ignite and explode like dynamite inside the camp of the enemy! This is why the enemy forever has fought against marriages. He feared concerning the Godly seed that was about to come upon the earth to do him in!

In 2011 - They'll Be Less Of 'Me, Myself And I' In Our Prayers!

I believe this coming year we will see more of Malachi's fulfillment as 'the hearts of the fathers are turning to their children and the hearts of children are turning to their fathers.' I believe we as men of God will find ourselves praying for our families more than anything else. Love will find its way home beginning 2011. A song by Tracey Adkins titled "That's all I ask for anymore" seems prophetic to me for us men of God at this time in history.

"But when I bow my head tonight, there'll be no 'me, myself and I'. Just watch my wife and kids please Lord. That's all I ask for anymore."

"Let them outlive me by a hundred years. Let their laughter dry up all their tears, let them love and be loved back like I have been."

In 2011 - God's Love Will Hit And Explode In The Bulls Eye Of A Nation - Our Families!

I sense a releasing of 'household salvation' angels setting up camp round about our dwelling places to deliver whole families. I believe before Jesus returns that we will experience an unprecedented outpouring of household salvation upon the earth. Get ready to bring home the gold!

Dear Friends,

Your prayers and love have blessed our family in every area. There are times in my ministry travels that I actually feel your prayers. Without you we would never make it through these challenging times. But God has surrounded us with a great cloud of witnesses which you are a part of. Thank you for being family to us. We pray your whole household will experience God’s presence and know His great love that casts out all fear.

We love you all,

Bill and Dagmar Yount & family