Pray | Shift the Economy
God Said, “Call Together My People to Pray for the Economy”
During a worship service at the end of January, the Lord spoke to me in a long, ringing voice, “Cindy Jacobs, the strongman over America doesn’t live in Washington D.C. – the strongman that really rules over this nation lives in New York City! Call together My people to pray for the economy.”
I knew then that the economy was going to crash without effective, fervent intercession. The Lord went on to speak to me with the words: “October 29th was Black Tuesday, the day the stock market crashed, and satan wants to do it again!”
Shaken to the core, I pondered what to do. I knew that I must call the people of God to converge in New York City the week of October 29, 2008 – for an emergency prayer rally to cry out against economic collapse because the economy was going to shake!
During that week, we will have some of the finest apostolic prayer leaders from across the country join together for several days of onsite prayer strikes at key locations throughout New York City including: Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, the Federal Reserve and the United Nations.
We are then calling the Body of Believers from around the world to join us on October 31 and November 1 in Brooklyn, New York for Convergence ’08 – an emergency prayer rally for immediate stabilization of our national and global markets.
October 31st is also Reformation Day in Germany. Some of you know that while my husband Mike and I were in Germany on this day in 2007, as we stood before the Wittenberg Door where Martin Luther tacked the 95 theses, we had four separate dramatic visitations, each of which said it had been 490 years since the last reformation (Daniel 9) and we were to pray for a new reformation to begin.
This was fascinating to me as I had just spent two years of my life writing my new book The Reformation Manifesto on the subject of how to not only be a reformer, but how to reform the arts, media, family, government, education, economic systems, etc.
The political parties within the United States and the United Nations are currently running on a platform of reform, as corruption is being exposed around the world and the citizens are shouting, “We are tired of being used!” One leader in the U.S. said that it was because of the addiction to O.P.M. (other people’s money) that corruption has almost destroyed our economic systems.
Pray to Shift the Economy
I am calling you to come from the ends of the earth to pray to “shift the economy.” What do I mean by “shifting the economy”? Last January, at Chuck Pierce’s Starting the Year off Right conference, God gave a group of us a prophetic word that He was going to “shift the bull and the bear market to become a lion market” and then went on to say, “And I will have enough shares in this market.”
For too long we have known to pray for our nations, but we have not known how to see to it that the Lion of Judah ran the economies of nations. He is the Creator, and believe me, He knows how to heal nations!
The Lord has shown me that He wants to release a “corporate Joseph anointing” into the Body of Christ in 2009 and 2010. If one looks at the history of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, although many suffered, there were those that gained great wealth because they knew what to do in difficult times. This is the manifestation of the Issachar anointing that we are crying out to God for during this time of shaking. God is going to show us what to do.
God Said, “Pray for the Stock Markets and Economic Systems”
Although the word I am going to give is a strong, dire one, think of it as a warning that is merciful. Judgment can be averted and a blessing left behind with economic systems changed in such a way that will eradicate systemic corruption – so that we can eradicate systemic poverty.
For the Lord says, “I am answering your prayers and have begun the cleansing of Wall Street; exposing the wickedness and greed in high places. Pray now and I will begin to give the leaders of the nation wisdom on how to revamp and reverse the debtor system currently in place. This is a course correction.
“If you do not pray at this time, you will miss your day of visitation and the economy will collapse, causing a ripple effect that will sweep the nations with a major tsunami wave. This wave will begin to touch the ground, as even the harvests of the world will be affected. Food shortages, hyper-inflation and other sorrows, especially affecting the poor, will take place.
“However, I say, if My people respond and fall on their face and cry out at this time with a mighty cry, I will hear them and heal their lands.
“Hear, O nations of the earth! Respond with weeping and travail and pray for the stock markets and economic systems. Pray for your leaders as well; for the earth is in the throes of a deep shaking at this moment; for the systems of the earth must be reformed.
“Do not despair and think that I cannot heal; that I will not hear your crying to Me from My throne in Heaven. My ear is carefully listening for your sound, so I will reverse the curse and bring a blessing upon your lands.”
This is no time for business as usual! As per Joel 2, it is time for the Bridegroom to come out of the chamber and fight for the land.
Together, let’s P.U.S.H – Pray Until Something Happens!