One is a data point. Two is the beginning of a pattern. We like to have at least five consistent data points before we build on an emerging pattern.
That said, there are four patterns that are emerging in this season of SLG’s walk.
-A significant assault on electronics that is demonstrably demonic, not just the nature of an imperfect industry.
-War over time. The enemy has launched repeated assaults on our time, and God has pushed back with uncommon force and exceptional grace against the attempt to defile time. Walking in supernaturally sanctified time is so invigorating.
-An increase in dominion in the area of sound. I can’t quite find the soul words to express it, but all around us, words are carrying a spiritual weight that is beyond the nature of the content. We have seen that from time to time in the past, but the frequency of the visitations of exceptional dominion embedded in the message is noteworthy.
-Heaven is launching a vigorous assault on strongholds of shame and powerlessness, seeking to restore dignity to His children.
All of that is background to the request that you go out ahead of me and sanctify Wednesday, March 16th. Scrub the time from all past junk. Bless the technology in Anaheim and Austria and cyberspace so it will work flawlessly. And bless me with all of the dominion in my sound that God desires.
The focal point will be several hours of recording for a new trial project about hopeless despair.
This is one of the most toxic emotions a person can have. There are many levels of brokenness that understandably produce that reaction. However, there is also a group of people who go there without known reason.
Their lives are respectably functional. They have work, health and some degree of social structure. They might have two or three days of normal emotional engagement with their community, and suddenly, with no evident trigger, they are slammed into a headlock by hopeless despair.
The sudden crushing nature of the assault strips them of any sense of control in life. Powerlessness is their constant companion because no matter how good life might be, the monster goes with them, and can assault them with no notice at any time and with complete impunity.
I have walked with a number of people in this situation for quite a while. For some, it is just a season in their healing journey and when we apply the tools we have, life stabilizes for them.
For others, absolutely nothing at all that we already have touches it. Nothing prevents it. Nothing draws them out of the deep valley.
Over the last two weeks, God has given me a different approach. I am weaving together a number of different principles and will be recording a series of prayers and strategies in an attempt to destroy this stronghold and set these friends free.
We have a solid pool of guinea pigs that I have walked with for a while, and I will try this on them. If it works, we will refine the tool and release it to a larger Beta test group. In a dream scenario, we will have a product on the market by the end of the year — if this works.
But on Wednesday I need to do the first iteration of the idea. I will be recording in the studio in our office. I will email each clip to Serina in Austria to edit, add the meta data, make a playlist and upload it to cyberspace.
Please pray for the time leading up to that so my spirit, soul and body would rebound well from the trip to Switzerland and England. And cover all of the other points above.
Thanks much for standing with me.
I should add a fifth pattern. In the last three months, there has been an uncommon grace on the Sapphire tribe for intercession. I have never experienced the eagerness of people to dive in, or the effectiveness of our prayer strategies. So since the grace is there, we should lean in to more projects in this season.
From Room 345 in St. Gallen at 5:00 a.m.