In 1991 during the first Gulf War the Spirit of God instructed me to meet every night for worship during the duration of the war. We met every night and as long as we met, the United States did not lose one plane. I stopped worship for three nights and several planes were shot down. God spoke to me and said, “Now get back to worshipping me and you will rule in the midst of this war.”
Prior to the beginning of the Gulf War, I taught for 10 weeks out of Jeremiah 51 and 52. Jeremiah prophesied about the war:
19) The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance; the Lord of hosts is his name.
20) Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war; for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
21) And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;
When Operation Desert Shield began in the Persian Gulf in January 1991, I spoke publicly that the Iraqis would not fight. God had shown me that, as I read Jeremiah’s words. The Iraqis did not fight. Time after time, the Iraqis soldiers would hold up a flag of surrender, lay down their weapons and surrender to our troops, or they would turn and run.
30) “The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their hold; their might hath failed; they became as women; they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.
31) One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,
32) And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
33) For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her; yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.”
It was incredible to watch the words of Jeremiah being performed in the news headlines.
Our praise and worship is according to Psalm 149:
6) “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand;
7) To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
8) To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9) To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.”
God has shown me and proven to me, that through our praise and worship, Jesus Christ in us rules to fulfill the purposes of God in the earth; through our praise and worship Jesus Christ in us, accomplishes the words of Psalm 149.