Two of the five abortion clinics that closed last Monday were located in Oakland! Only one abortion clinic remains here! God moves at the sound of our voice! A group of us from IHOP East Bay went to the two closed abortion clinics in Oakland this past Sunday and found a sign on the gate of the Oakland-MacArthur facility (pictured to right).
The Oakland-Eastmont facility was located inside a shopping mall where people shop for clothes and shoes. Unfortunately, the part of the mall that the clinic was located in was closed at the time of our visit. We were able to pray at the glass doors locked doors inside the mall.
We declared over both facilities – “This abortion clinic will not open again as an abortion clinic! These buildings will be well-equipped, Christ-centered pregnancy clinics that will speak LIFE in Oakland! Romans 10:13 – “For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved!” We plead a better blood than the blood that was spilled here! We plead the blood of Jesus over this facility! Redeem the land! Redeem the land! Restore every person affected by abortion at these facilities! “We cry out for the voiceless ones! We cry out for the voiceless ones! We will be a voice for the voiceless!” Abundant LIFE will be spoken at these clinics! Redeem the land! LIFE! LIFE! LIFE!”
In 2008, California had 522 abortion providers; the number of abortion providers in our neighboring states; Arizona – 19, Nevada – 13, Oregon – 29. In the United States, twenty-two states had 0-9 abortion providers, ten states had 10-19 abortion providers, seven states had 20-39 abortion providers, 11 states had 40-99 abortion providers, 2 states had 100 or more abortion providers. New York had 249 abortion providers second only to California. (SOURCE: “Abortion Incidence and Access to Services In the United States, 2008” – Guttmacher Institute 2008)
As of last Monday (March 1st), California has five less abortion providers in the Bay Area! We will rejoice in every battle won for LIFE and when the war for LIFE is won in California, God will get all the glory! California will be a pro-LIFE state! As California goes, so goes the nation!”
Many thanks to the many heros for LIFE, like Walter Hoye, who have given thier life to Oakland. Walter Hoye was falsely accused and imprisoned for sidewalk counseling in Oakland in 2008. In 2009, through much prayer and petition, all charges were dropped against him. Also, many thanks to all of the prayer from all the churches and houses of prayer in the Bay Area as well as those from out of state. I met a young woman from IHOP KC on a shuttle van from our hotel to TheCall San Diego in 2008. and as we talked, she found out I just started Bound4LIFE in San Jose and was so excited to meet someone she has been praying for. It was quite an encouragement to us fighting for LIFE here in California!
Our continued prayer for Oakland – “Reveal Yourself to the displaced workers of these previous abortion facilities! Reveal Your mercy! Reveal Your grace! Reveal Your unconditional love to them! Let Your kindness bring the workers and the owners to repentance! Abundant LIFE in Oakland! Abundant LIFE in Oakland! Abundant LIFE in Oakland! Nazirites arise in Oakland! Evangelists arise in Oakland! Revival arise in Oakland! Let a culture of LIFE arise in Oakland! Let the drug dealers hand out tracts instead of drugs with ‘clean hands and pure hearts’! ”
Pictures from Oakland intercession last Sunday:
Sign on church down street from Oakland-MacArthur facility- (with this facility closing, a lot of violence will end!)