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“The Siege is Here” by Bound4LIFE International

When Bound4LIFE began October 4, 2004, the Lord highlighted Ezekiel 4 to us. The language of the first three verses gave us understanding about what we were being called to. Ezekiel was called to participate in a strange activity and told that it would be a sign to the nation. He was told to lay siege to a figurative representation of Jerusalem. God revealed to him that out of it the siege of the real city would then literally be made manifest. “Set your face against it, and it shall be besieged, and you shall lay siege against it.”

For six and half years we have stood in prayer with red LIFE tape covering our mouths. This stand that began in front of the Supreme Court has now spread to courthouses and abortion facilities all around the nation (and other nations!). This is what we call “The Silent Siege.” For our Spanish-speaking friends it’s “El Sitio Silencioso.” It’s not a protest–It’s a prayer meeting.

What might seem like a pointless exercise to the uninitiated is in reality a powerful stand in both the spiritual realm and the natural. This stand is first and foremost a way to engage God’s people in the spiritual battle that is raging over a generation. In the process, countless believers have now received the Lord’s heart for the ending of abortion, and this is now what fuels their ongoing prayers and works of compassion. Secondly, the LIFE tape is a prophetic sign to the nation that sees it. It has been said that “LIFE tape subpoenas the conscience of the nation,” and we believe this is true. The media has taken the message of the LIFE tape and inadvertently spread it further than we ever could have with a megaphone.

Siege Line

Over the last few years some have asked, “Why a ‘siege?'” We know, it’s a strange word. A little antiquated, but this is the language that God gave us. The point of a siege is to pull down an opposing stronghold or outlast their resources that have been stored up. A siege cuts off the supply lines. Suddenly this word begins to make perfect sense when you consider that supply lines need to be cut off from the abortion industry–supply lines of taxpayer funding, young women seeking abortions, doctors willing to perform abortions, etc. We take our stand and cry out in prayer, “Lord manifest the siege of the abortion industry and this death decree.”

Ezekiel called for the siege of Jerusalem in a strange prophetic act, but then something amazing happened. In chapter 24, the Lord told him to mark the day on his calendar because a real siege had begun on the city. What started in prayer, then actually happened in reality.

On February 4 the New York Times ran a startling headline–“The Siege of Planned Parenthood.” Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, used this headline and declared to her entire email base that they were in fact under siege. I was so impacted by this headline. Who uses this kind of language? It was as though God was confirming to us that what we’ve been praying for all these years has now been made manifest. I marked that day on my calendar even as Ezekiel was told to do.

This siege has come in many forms, but all of them have erupted rather suddenly. The New York Times mentioned the Live Action undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood aiding and abetting in sex trafficking. Fueled by the illegal activity revealed in the videos, many leaders in Congress are currently pushing to defund Planned Parenthood at the federal level. Associated Press quoted Guttmacher Institute yesterday saying, “It’s just this total onslaught…” in the article “Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states. ” The pro-abortion group NARAL tweeted that they are tracking 351 bills in the states related to abortion. In some states like South Dakota and Florida, unprecedented things are happening. By Planned Parenthood’s own admission the siege is real.

If you’re not already, I strongly encourage you to begin to pray for the ending of abortion. This is more than just a good idea; this is the heart of God. I believe that in the place of prayer God will reveal to you His heart for this and any hidden strategies He may have for you. Leave nothing to chance. Don’t wait to see what happens next. Join with God’s heart now and give yourself to fighting for the next generation and the destiny of this nation. Refuse to make peace with abortion. Lay siege to it, and it will be besieged! “A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.” (Pr 21:22 NIV)

For LIFE,
Matt Lockett
Bound4LIFE Director

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For the last two months we have told you about the amazing opportunities that Bound4LIFE has in California. God is raising up the Hispanic voice for VIDA (LIFE), and we believe the entire state will soon see a powerful shift take place. We see much fruit developing from the mobilization and training that we’ve started, but we continue to have big financial needs to move forward with these new efforts. Read what Lou Engle, founder of TheCall, has to say about this:“In my seven years of praying with Bound4LIFE for the ending of abortion, I have never stepped into a harvest moment like we have in California now with the Hispanics. From one month of sowing the message, 31 Latino Bound4LIFE chapters have begun. With finances we could mobilize materials and manpower to sweep California with the Pro-Life message and a firestorm of prayer. I am appealing fervently that those with resources would immediately fund Bound4LIFE in this most pregnant moment of our history.”
-Lou Engle
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Spanish WebsiteI’m pleased to announce the debut of the Bound4LIFE website in Spanish. Just go to http://Bound4LIFE.com and click Español at the top. We will be adding even more pages and information very soon. Also, we’re excited to announce that Vida Bands (Life Bands en Español) will be available in the online store in just a couple of weeks. We’ll let you know as soon as you can order them.This month we want to focus on some amazing things happening in Florida. Did you know that state legislators are presenting in this legislative session an unprecedented number of pro-life bills? We can’t mention any names, but more legislators and officials in Florida are wearing life bands than anywhere else in the United States (About 21 of them). Below is an incredible testimony that comes to us from one of our Bound4LIFE Chapters in Orlando.Last year, 1,800 people stood shoulder to shoulder in front of every abortion center in Florida for the first ever Stand4LIFE event; 1,600 were first-time life activists. Many Christian denominations came together to pray for the ending of abortion in our day.For the last four years, we have faithfully stood as a Bound4LIFE chapter in Orlando. We stand a few times a week at EPOC (the abortion clinic that the film 22 Weeks is based on) and Planned Parenthood. And after many silent prayer sieges, God began to breath a new measure of faith in our hearts. Larry and I were away for our 10-year wedding anniversary, and we happened across a movie called Amazing Grace, about the slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce. While watching the movie, God stirred us to rally Florida to take a stand. And it made sense… it’s in the place of prayer that we are changed. We believed if we could rally the church to stand, God would convict their hearts in those moments of silent prayer.We asked people to come pray and “just see what God would show them.” It was amazing! Pastors brought their churches, and God spoke. Out of that one-day stand, eight babies were saved across Florida, and the church of Florida began to find her voice. New Bound4LIFE chapters were launched, and the pro-life movement in all her many parts was strengthened.For months, when I would run into pastors in Orlando, they would ask me when I was going to plan the next big stand. Our second Stand4LIFE will launch May 7, 2011. Not only do we expect 10,000 to stand across Florida this year, but we just got news the Rio Grande Valley will join us at every abortion mill in South Texas!Maybe you want to stand with us, and even better, maybe you feel the Lord leading you to rally your city or state. God’s heart burns with justice, and so our’s does too. We pray God would raise you up in this hour to influence your entire region. Why not? If not now, when? If not you, who?

Want more info? Go to http://Stand4LIFE.info.

Leah and Larry Ramirez are the Directors of Resound Missions Base in Orlando, Florida. For more information on Resound, go to www.Resound247.com

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Isaiah 58 Fast – February 2nd through 22nd

UPDATE: 
From 818- The Sign – “We will be having a “Early Morning Intercession/Prayer Call” through out our time of fasting. There will be leaders from around the nation praying with us. Please join us 5AM CST/6AM EST –   We apologize for the inconvenience the correct number and access code is:    1 (712) 432-1001      Access Code -422936983…Please join us tomorrow!

Stand4LIFE Oakland – January 21st

The 4th Annual Stand4LIFE in Oakland last Friday was powerful and sobering.  Walter B. Hoye II, founder of Issues4Life Foundation hosted Stand4LIFE in front of the Oakland City Hall.  In 2008, Walter B. Hoye was arrested and served time in jail for wrongful charges because of his stance for the unborn at a clinic, the  charges were dropped in 2009. A group of powerful speakers brought forth timely words on the subject of abortion, eugenics and the minority community. 

Kevin McGary spoke on the plight of the African-American unborn with more African-Americans being aborted than birthed at this time.  He also shared his concern for the lack of African-American leaders in the Pro-LIFE arena, asking ‘where is the NAACP and the Black Caucas on the issue of eugenics? ” 

Brian and Denise Walker shared a testimony of their abortion right before they got  married and how God has turned their ‘mess’ into their message.  They are post-abortion and marriage counselors.  Brian Walker also spoke on ‘is there a man in the house?’  It was poignant and powerful as he confessed he was only a male in their house and not a man in their house at the time of their abortion. Stating that if he were a man in the house, they would have gone straight to the Courthouse to get married and then “jumped the broom”.  It was a clarion call to the men to stand up for LIFE! 

Dion E. Evans spoke on giving ourselves to this cause and supporting Walter B. Hoye II and he shared a new revelation that began with a recent connection on Facebook.  When Dion shared that he was preparing to speak at a Pro-LIFE Walk, his friend confessed that she had an abortion many years ago and that he was the father.  This news would have changed the direction of his whole life. Abortion has touched so many in our lives in numerous ways.  How many friends, peers and family members have had abortions?  How many countless people are missing from our lives? We have all been affected by abortion directly or indirectly considerably. 

David Bereit,  National Director of 40 Days for Life, prayed for the Stand4LIFE walk before we marched for the unborn with an Oakland police escort. 

I was suprised at the lack of support from the African-American community.  I thought I would be in the minority at this event, but that was not the case.  My hearts cry is for the African-American community to see that eugenics is an urgent issue for them to fight against. Lord, only You can reveal something that which is hidden. 

 Matthew 10:26-27 (NLT), ““But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when everything that is covered will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all.  What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!”

Lord, reveal all that is hidden! Bring Heavenly revelation of the plight of the unborn!

Pictures of Stand4LIFE in Oakland:

a local woman stopped and joined in the intercession for the African-American unborn….

 

A local intercessor sang out as walked through Oakland with a banner “Abortion hurts women”.   Amazing grace, how sweet the sound….


50,000 at Walk for LIFE Westcoast!

The largest crowd to date attended the 7th annual Walk for Life Westcoast in San Francisco! 

LifeSiteNews report on Walk For Life Westcoast…… http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/recordbreaking-turnout-for-walk-for-life-west-coast-in-san-francisco

– deborah


Abby Johnson webcast tonight!

Abby Johnson, former Director of Planned Parenthood will be speaking on her experience at Planned Parenthood tonight! She is considered the number one enemy of the  pr0-choice movement right now.

From Shawn Carney with 40 Days for Life –

“With 14,011 people already registered for tonight’s
webcast, to say that Planned Parenthood — America’s
largest abortion chain — is nervous would be an
understatement!

They know that the huge lawsuit and restraining order
they filed in a desperate attempt to silence their
former clinic director and employee of the year Abby
Johnson FAILED.

They know that TONIGHT, Monday, January 10, at 9 PM
Eastern, Abby is going to expose what she witnessed
during eight years climbing the ranks of the abortion
organization … and why she abandoned Planned
Parenthood and joined the pro-life movement:

http://www.UnplannedWebcast.com

And Planned Parenthood knows that TOMORROW, Abby’s
tell-all book hits bookstores everywhere, revealing
the truth about the abortion industry to the world.

Knowing how this information could shake up their
abortion empire, we strongly suspect that Planned
Parenthood has people signed up for tonight’s event.

That’s why it’s so important for us to MAX OUT the
remaining slots for the webcast and let Planned
Parenthood know that abortion’s days are numbered!

If you haven’t already registered for this FREE
event, there’s still time! Go to:

http://www.UnplannedWebcast.com

If you have already registered, please keep spreading
the word to anyone and everyone you can!

Originally we had 3,000 spots reserved for tonight’s
webcast, but at this moment, 14,011 people are signed
up to attend — far more than anyone ever expected!

Leaders and organizations are spreading the word like
crazy — we even just learned that Chuck Norris is
aggressively promoting tonight’s webcast with Abby
… Just when we thought we’d seen everything! 🙂

To accommodate the crowd, our webcast provider has
drastically expanded bandwidth and will now host the
event on their maximum capacity servers — making
room for a few thousand more people. Let’s show up
tonight in record numbers!

Together, we have an opportunity to send a clear
message to Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry,
and the secular media — that this will be a tipping
point moment in the efforts to bring an end to the
harm of abortion!

http://www.UnplannedWebcast.com

For Life,

Shawn Carney
Campaign Director
40 Days for Life

 

Abby Johnson in the news a month after leaving Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas.

Abby’ s heart for workers in the abortion industry….


Oakland Walk For LIFE…January 21st

The 4th Annual Standing Up 4Life Walk in Oakland
Focus: “The Impact Of Abortion In The Minority Community!”
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All of our events strongly adhere to and enforce the “Nonviolent” philosophy embraced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you cannot remain nonviolent, please do not attend our events.

We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the civil rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and women, to their children, and to their families.

Walk with us and help us change the perceptions of a culture that thinks aborting children is an option.

Event Details

Date: Friday, January 21st, 2011
Time: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Location: Oakland City Hall at One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

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Information Faire:

There will be an “Information Faire” during the rally. For more information about displaying your information at the Information Faire click here to contact us.

Guest Speaker(s):

Dion Evans

Dion Evans, A God-Trained and fearless radio show personality with a gift of quick wit and logic. Evans, a graduate of Biola University, is a sought out lecturer and preaching pastor specializing in areas of Relationships, Marriage, Sex and Comedy. He is the CEO of RELIGAZINE MEDIA GROUP – sponsor of the hit radio broadcasts — Issues After Dark and Religazine: The Religious Magazine Show. Evans is known for his fearlessness in engaging the public square and is loved even by his critics. He is a native of Santa Ana, CA. You can reach Dion via email by clicking here

Kevin A. McGary

Kevin McGary over the past twenty-five years, Kevin has worked as a business professional in the arena of High Technology specializing in Enterprise software. While amassing numerous accolades and success as an Enterprise software sales professional, he also became a certified Ontological coach and has received numerous accommodations and certifications in the arena of business and professional development. Mr. McGary received a Bachelors degree in Sociology/Psychology from San Jose State University. His education coupled with his extensive business and professional experiences are now intricately and strategically linked to his political worldview. He is an ardent defender of human rights and a committed defender of liberty and justice for all; with his background in Sociology/Psychology, he passionately pursues common sense approaches for addressing these vital issues. In 2003, Mr McGary wrote a book entitled “Lifestyle of the Rich in Kingdom”. This book was designed to help Christians better understand the subject of God’s Kingdom. Kevin is an active member of the Hayward Rotary, the NAACP, the 912 Freedom Fighters/Northern California Freedom Fighters; he is also a mentor for Reality Mentors Inc., and a supporter of The 100 Black Men. He resides in California. You can reach Kevin via email by clicking here.

Brian and Denise Walker

Denise Walker woke up from the anesthesia, she could hear other women screaming and crying, “Jesus, forgive me – I killed my baby.” Suddenly, anger rose up in her. It started in her toes and rose up through her feet and legs. She pushed it down before it could rise further — but the anger did not leave her. It was January 1980 and Denise had just awakened after having her third abortion. When she and her fiancé Brian Walker discovered she was pregnant 4 months before their wedding, they panicked and were fearful. Though crisis pregnancy counseling existed at the time, they weren’t aware of it. Feeling alone and desperate, they decided on abortion. They had no idea how this decision would affect the rest of their lives. Brian and Denise had met in college in 1977. However, despite his Presbyterian and her new age backgrounds, neither of them had a personal relationship with Christ. Denise grew up knowing nothing about Christ. But she did know about contraceptives, and between the ages of 15 and 25, Denise had been sexually active with 49 different men. They were without hope and without God in this world. The death certificate for Denise’s first aborted child … To finish reading Denise’s life changing testimony click here.

Press Release:

Parking Suggestions:
 
Dalziel Building (250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza)
Parking Garage (entrance on 16th Street at Clay Street)
Clay Street Garage (entrance on Clay Street between 14th and 15th Streets, behind City Hall)
City Center Garage (entrance on 11th Street between Clay Street and Broadway)

 


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