Part 1: Silencing the Accuser
Hello, this is Rick Ridings coming to you from Succat Hallel in Jerusalem. We’re obviously in an epic battle right now, not only for the election integrity in the United States, but globally. There is such a huge battle going on concerning righteousness, truth, justice, life.
All of these issues are majorly coming into major clashes. So we’re recording this series of short videos to let you know some of how we’re praying, and that you can pray along with us as the Lord leads you. One of the things God has highlighted to us is that we need to pray to break the spirit of accusation against leaders who are chosen by the Lord. Now, it’s very interesting, I’m not speaking only of America and President Trump.
I’ve seen very much the same thing in reports from intercessors and our firsthand visit in Bolivia with the president there, accusations that came forth that were absolute lies, and accusations coming against the president that God had raised up to see a spiritual shift in that nation. In Brazil, for the same kinda things. Guatemala, we’ve heard of the same kind of things.
And I’m sure it’s in many other nations that media is being used as an accuser of ones that God has appointed for a specific purpose. Now that doesn’t mean they’re perfect.
Cyrus Used by God – Not Perfect
King Cyrus in the Bible would not fit the criteria for the elder of a church, but God could sovereignly use him, even though he didn’t even really even acknowledge the Lord, God could use King Cyrus to fulfill His purposes for Israel, to bring the Jewish people back out of exile.
Samson, certainly another very imperfect leader, but as he repented in his jail cell, God was able to use Samson to tear apart the columns supporting a rooftop on which sat 3,000 Philistine government officials, a whole evil system that was stealing and killing and destroying through these Philistine leaders, was brought down through a very weak and imperfect man, but who repented, and then God gave him the strength to bring down that system.
Now, not long ago the Lord gave me a vision of what God wanted to do with these leaders that was based on Zachariah Chapter three, which I encourage you to read and to pray into after this video. But in this vision, I saw one of these leaders chosen to help bring forth God’s purposes in a nation at this time.
He had his head bowed, he was standing before the throne, and he was in gray, very filthy rags. And then Satan came as an accuser and was accusing him. But God did not say, “Those accusations are false.” God just said, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan. The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem.”
So in other words, God was saying he is. In Zachariah three, Joshua, the high priest, was chosen as part of fulfilling God’s purposes for Jerusalem and for Israel, and because God had chosen Jerusalem and chosen Israel in His purposes, this man was to stand in that office that God had given him, in spite of the accusations of the enemy. And the interesting thing is, in Zachariah three, and I saw the same thing in the vision, an angel comes and takes away the filthy rags.
Leader Chosen to Fulfill God’s Purposes for Jerusalem
In the vision I saw demons that were like laughing hyenas, just mocking and so scornful, and giving accusation after accusation against this leader. But the Lord said, “The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you.”
In other words, “I’ve chosen this leader for My purposes for Jerusalem. Therefore I will deal with the accusations.” And how did God deal with the accusations in Zachariah three, and the same in this vision? The angels came, took away the filthy clothing. The word in Hebrew that is used there is actually the word used for excrement, I mean it was absolutely filthy clothing.
And took away that filthy clothing and then put clean clothing upon him. And then the angel put a white turban upon his head, even as they did for Joshua, the high priest, in Zachariah three.
I felt this represented God’s sovereign ability to purify and direct and to overrule in the thoughts of this leader that He had chosen for His purposes. He put a clean white turban upon his head.
The Bible says we’re to have the helmet of salvation upon our head. There has been so much witchcraft directed against these key leaders who have been chosen in this period of time, in this battle for righteousness and the unborn, and for God’s purposes for Israel. And I found that where there’s witchcraft people often get very confused in their thoughts. So I’d like to ask you to join me in praying:
Prayer for Trump and Other World Leaders
Father, we pray today for President Trump. We pray today for President Bolsonaro in Brazil, President Anez in Bolivia. We pray for other leaders throughout the world that You have chosen as part, as like a Cyrus or a Samson, or as a key figure in this battle, for a turning of the tide for certain nations to move much more strongly to becoming a sheep nation that obeys and follows the voice of the Good Shepherd.
So Father, today, according to what You showed me in that vision, I pray for these leaders, but I pray, especially, as he’s kinda like at the point of this battle, for President Trump. Lord, would You silence the accusers, even on things that are true? Would You silence the accuser?
We say, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan, the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem,” because, God, You have chosen him for Your purposes for Jerusalem and for Israel. We ask you, Oh God that You would rebuke, and we rebuke today, the accuser of the brethren. May the media that are like laughing hyenas surrounding and wanting to devour and wanting to accuse, may they be held back and stopped. And Lord, we believe You in Your great mercies, that because he, President Bolsonaro, President Anez, other leaders you’ve raised up at this time, are trusting only in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, not their own righteousness, we declare that the filthy rags of whatever may be in their past are taken off of them, and the clean, righteousness of Yeshua, of Jesus, is upon them.
And we declare today a white turban upon their heads, of each one of these leaders, to protect their thoughts, to cleanse their thoughts, to enable them to forgive those who have accused them, to enable them to break free from any kind of confusion that may have come from witchcraft directed against them.
We cover their heads with the blood of Jesus Christ, of Yeshua Hamashiach, with the helmet of salvation that they may think according to what You want them to think at this time, so that they may fulfill the purpose for which You raised them up at this moment in history.
So we declare today that our God can choose whom He will. God raises up people at this specific time. And our God is able to stop the voice of the accuser. Our God is able to take away our filthy clothes, let’s all of us stand only in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, of Yeshua Hamashiach.
God Stronger Than Witchcraft
And our God is able to give these leaders the ability to think clearly, to perceive clearly, to understand clearly. Our God is the Wonderful Counselor. And we ask you, O God, to be a Wonderful Counselor, to give Your thoughts to these leaders at this key moment, to help turn the tide in this epic battle of the nations and for the nations at this time of history. In the name of Jesus, in the name of Yeshua. Amen.
Part 2: The Great Setback and Unravelling
The Spiritual Battle and The Lion of Judah
I would like to share a vision I received in Jerusalem on the 22nd of November, 2020 of the epic spiritual battle that I believe is now underway: I saw a Queen Spider seated on a throne with Babylon written on her crown. Her throne was on a flying carpet that was made up of a huge number of spider webs, of evil systems that had been tightly woven together. She had a scornful, jeering, defiant expression on her face.
But as intercessors began to cry out for justice upon the earth, the Lion of Judah came down from His throne above it all.
He took His claw and pulled on the carpet on the Western side and it began to quickly unravel (I found out later that a lion’s claw is as sharp as a razor and as strong as carbon fiber).
As her web of evil systems began to unravel on the West, the Queen of Babylon Spider tried to desperately hold it together. But then the Lion of Judah took His claw and began to unravel the evil systems in the Far East. Then to the North of the globe, and then to the South.
Then a loud voice proclaimed: “Now has begun the great setback and the great unravelling.”
The Queen of Babylon Spider tried desperately to stop the unravelling of her systems, but she could not.
As the Lion of Judah roared, her throne was severely shaken and her evil plans were severely set back.
Then golden doors above the Lion of Judah opened in each direction. A mighty angel flew in each direction with a silver trumpet, announcing great redemption and Harvest.
So from Jerusalem, we proclaim these Scriptures over the Spider webs of evil systems throughout the world:
“He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away.” – Job 5:12,13
“Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless. What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web. They lean on the web, but it gives way.” – Job 8:13-15
“They hatch harmful plots like snake’s eggs and spin their lies like a spider spins its web. [I believe this is especially relevant to lying media] Whoever eats their ‘eggs’ dies and a poisonous snake gets hatched! Their ‘webs’ cannot substitute as clothing, they cannot cover themselves with the lies they spin, nor can their works cover themselves adequately. Their actions are evil, and the wages of violence is in their hands.” – Isaiah 59:5,6 [TPT]
“As a lion growls, a great lion over his prey – and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against him, he is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor – so the Lord Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights. Like birds hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem.” – Isaiah 31:4,5
Today we say The Lion of Judah is roaring in this spiritual battle, and the Great Setback and Unravelling of evil systems in the nations has begun!
Part 3: Expose the Dragon Spirit
Hello, this is Rick Ridings coming to you from Succat Hallel, Jerusalem. We are obviously at an epic global battle right now. It’s not just for America, the election integrity there, but there’s a battle going on worldwide. Many, many nations for righteousness, justice, truth, for life. It’s just a huge battle during these months of November and December. So we’re doing this series of videos to let you know some of how the Lord has led us to pray here in Jerusalem.
What other things He has highlighted to us during this whole COVID time, is that God was going to expose and deal with dragon spirits. And my wife will come in just a moment to share with you. But before she does, I wanna mention last week on 11/11, we were in Liberty Bell Park here in Jerusalem on a Zoom call with people, intercessors, inter-city pastors at Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, praying together.
Liberty Bell Replica Displays Blue Dragon
When we got there to the Liberty Bell replica here in Jerusalem, we noticed as you look through it one way it was like a blue dragon that is a sculpture that’s supposed to just be a fun thing for children to play on, but it actually is a dragon arising out of the ground. And it was like this dragon was trying to come toward the Liberty Bell to swallow up the Liberty.
So we felt this was such a confirmation of this being a key part of this battle that our God is arising to deal with the dragon spirits and the influence of those dragon spirits upon various governments and peoples. And I’m going to have my wife Patricia come and share with you now. Patricia, what the Lord showed her of how this ties in with this particular time when we’ve had lockdowns in so many nations.
Prophecy Fulfilled By Israeli Politics
[Patricia] In March of this year, we were praying in Succat Hallel about the Israeli elections and asking the Lord to deal with corruption in the Blue and White party. We proclaimed Isaiah 30:11,12 which says,
“This sin will become for you like I high wall cracked and bulging that collapses suddenly in an instant.”
Three days later on the first day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, Thursday, March 26, I was amazed to see this headline. “Netanyahu and Gantz said forming unity government Blue and White collapses.” The exact word that is used in Isaiah 28. Blue and White collapses, the high wall coming down.
Prayer For China Answered
So that was really amazing to us. And we know that our government is not perfect, but there was a victory. There was a step in the right direction. After that victory, I felt the Lord say to me to pray that China would become a sheep nation. Last year a precious intercessor from China came to live with us for three months. She wrote a beautiful song called “China Sheep Nation.”
Rick often says no nation is hopeless. So I began to pray for the corruption to be exposed in China and that the wall of corruption would fall and the Chinese people would be set free. At that time, we were hearing about the coronavirus which started in China and was spreading all over the earth. Then we heard more and more in the news about corruption being exposed in China.
Around that time I was reading the last two verses of Isaiah 26 which seemed to describe what we were beginning to live out during the first lockdown. It says,
“Come, my people enter into your rooms and close your doors behind you. Hide for a little while until indignation runs its course.”
Verse 21 says,
“For behold, the Lord is about to come out from his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. And the earth will reveal her bloodshed and will no longer cover her slain.”
God Going Against Dragon Spirit
So we thank the Lord and we thanked Him then, we thank You now, Lord, that You are revealing the sin of abortion and the bloodshed that has brought a curse upon our lands. At that time, I kept reading into the next chapter, Isaiah 27:1 says,
“In that day the Lord will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent with his fierce and great and mighty sword, even Leviathan the twisted serpent, and he will kill the dragon that lives in the sea.”
Again, I was surprised to see that this verse immediately followed the verse that seemed to describe the lockdown and the revealing of bloodshed.
So Lord God, we thank You that You are dealing with this dragon, this fleeing dragon. I thank You Lord that though some translations say the fleeing dragon, and so we thank You Lord that this dragon is fleeing before us, Lord.
As we worship You, as we lock ourselves in our rooms and trust You and just worship, worship, worship. And Father, You are dealing with things that are too difficult for us. You are uncovering bloodshed, You are uncovering corruption. We thought we’d never would have dreamed that we would see this day, but You are doing a new thing in our time, in our day. And we thank you, Lord. We thank You Father that You are dealing with the dragon spirit right after the coronavirus had been released.
And I thank You that You want to uncover corruption all over the earth. And we pray first for China that You would come and deal with that dragon spirit, the antichrist spirit that would prevent Christians from fulfilling the great commission and the Back to Jerusalem movement. And we pray for every nation that is struggling under the influence of the dragon spirit. Deal with this spirit, Lord, in Your mighty power and set Your people free.
What a time we are living in. Our nations are so connected these days and we need to pray for believers all over the earth. Set all of us free in the all-powerful name of Yeshua HaMashiach, savior of the world. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Part 4: Fight for the Unborn
Hello, this is Rick Ridings coming to you from Succat Hallel in Jerusalem. We are obviously in an epic battle, not only for the election integrity in the United States, but worldwide, there is a major global battle going on for truth, for righteousness, for justice.
And we’re hoping in this series of short videos to share some of the ways God has led us to pray here in Jerusalem, that they may encourage you in some of the ways we can be praying at this time.
Pandemic Tied to the Killing of Innocents
At the beginning of the pandemic time worldwide, I was very touched by the fact that it was tied into innocent blood crying out from the ground. And I had a vision of the Temple Mount, which is here behind me in Jerusalem, and I saw the Lord on the throne above it. And before His throne I saw hundreds and perhaps thousands of little babies who had blood all over them.
Pandemic is Curse from God Brought By Abortion
And they were obviously babies who had been aborted and they were crying and their blood was crying out to Him. And His heart was deeply, deeply moved. And I felt the Lord was showing me that somehow during this season, it was like a legal door had been opened for this pandemic to take many lives, especially in the countries that have practiced abortion widely.
Now I know in many nations, I know in America, there’s been a very powerful move now of repentance confessing this state of abortion and in America’s sin in exporting abortion to the nations.
United States Abortion Laws Affecting Israel
They were a major influence here in Israel, in liberalizing abortion laws. And here in Israel, many leaders have gathered together, some of us down in the Ben Hinnom Valley, which is right below us here, which is the place where they offered babies and children to an evil God named Moloch. And we prayed down there and confessed this sin of abortion in Israel. I’m sure you have confessed it on behalf of your nation, if your nation is experiencing widespread abortion.
But I believe the battle that is going on in America right now is key to the whole world in reversing and in shifting, and in turning the tide on this epic battle for the unborn babies, to be able to live and fulfill their destiny upon the earth.
Now in 2015, I’m sorry 2016, my wife and I were in Washington, DC in January, actually president Trump was not declared as the nominee till five months later, we were praying in Washington, DC, then we felt the Lord wanted us to proclaim there in David’s Tent, some verses from Isaiah 28 that talk about God dropping a plumb line of righteousness and justice and of water overflowing refuges of lies and hiding places of lies and covenants with death being broken. And as we proclaimed that that day in Washington, DC, it started raining and raining.
Floods in Washington are Herald of Lies Being Washed Out
It rained all through the night and by the next morning in the headlines, it said flooding in Washington DC. And we knew that there was going to be a process of flooding that would expose lies that have enabled this culture of abortion to get to the point where recently now, they’ve decided, even in Massachusetts, a law was passed that says that even a baby that could live on its own, and if the abortion goes wrong, they can just leave that baby to die. This is clearly infanticide and it’s grieving the heart of God.
Amy Coney Barrett Will Fight For The Rights of the Unborn
But we praise God at the same time, for the new Supreme Court Justice of the United States, who is an advocate for life. We praise God that in this election, there were at least 13 women elected to the Congress of the United States who have a strong pro-life position. So we’re in this Epic battle. And this is a moment where there could be a major turning of the tide for the sake of the unborn.
Time To Pray Verses From Isaiah 28
So I would encourage you where you are to pray and proclaim these verses from Isaiah chapter 28. And we’re going to show you now a video from November of 2016, shortly after president Trump was elected, where I felt we were to proclaim there in Ben Hinnom Valley that God is dropping His plumb line of righteousness and justice. He’s going to expose and wash away with a flood of truth these lies that have upheld this culture of death, of killing the unborn, sacrificing the unborn on the alter of convenience, on the altar of Mammon, of Moloch. And so we take you now to this clip where we proclaimed this scripture in the Ben Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem.
Video From Ben Hinnom Valley
Hello, this is Rick Ridings, and I’m coming to you from the Ben Hinnom Valley in Jerusalem, which is just below our 24/7 worship and praise center, Succat Hallel. We have come here many, many times over the years to pray because of the strategic importance of this place. It was actually the place where the covenant people of God turned away from the word of God and committed abominations by offering children and babies in sacrifice to the idol Moloch.
So in one way, it’s like the worldwide route of abortion. And in this Valley, as we prayed over the years, we realized that the Bible had made it very clear that this Valley would be cursed because of the sin of the killing of innocents, of the shedding of innocent blood of these babies and children. In fact, the Bible said that, the prophet said that it would be a Valley filled with burning and ashes and dry bones.
Gehenna Linked to Jerusalem Trash Dump
In the New Testament Greek, it’s called Gehenna. And it was because there was a continual burning of trash, of rubbish down in this Valley. And so in this Valley I felt that we needed to proclaim something that seems to be shifting in America, and that could affect the nations concerning the whole topic of the sanctity of life.
And, as we looked at the American elections a year ago, I was speaking at a conference in Washington, DC, and we had the privilege of leading some worship and prayer at David’s Tent, a 24/7 worship and prayer tent at the base of the Washington monument. While we were there, I felt like the Lord wanted me to proclaim these particular scriptures that I will read from Isaiah chapter 28 from verse 15 on through verse 18. When I finished reading this, it actually talks about God dropping a plumb line and then about floods overflowing hiding places and exposing it and various things, and proclaiming a covenant with that.
American 2016 Election Marks Possible Shift in the Status of Abortions
When I finished reading that in Washington DC in January, there was suddenly a very heavy rainstorm, to the point where even the newspapers in Washington DC the next day, talked about all the flooding that came about because of that heavy rain storm. This was a sign of the Lord of a possible shifting in that nation. And then here in Jerusalem, before the American elections and the two Mondays before, we were led to proclaim this scripture again, and to actually drop a plumb line.
And I felt that the Lord, even though there was a great shift in this election and a president, a Senate and a Congress were brought into place, which according to even liberal media could see a major reversal of abortion and even perhaps Roe vs Wade in its fullness in America, I felt it’s important that we press on that. We keep on proclaiming the word of God concerning this, because what happens in America will affect the nations.
Liberalization of America Affects Entire World
Israel and other nations have been very influenced by America’s liberalization and legalization of abortion. And so I’d like to read and proclaim this scripture, Isaiah chapter 28, verse 15,
“Because you have said, we have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us for we’ve made lies our refuge and under falsehood, we have hidden ourselves. Therefore thus says the Lord God, behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation. A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation. Whoever believes will not be disappointed. Also I will make justice the measuring line, and I will make righteousness the plummet, the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies and the hail will sweep away this refuge of lies and the waters will overflow your hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled. And your agreement with Sheol will not stand.”
Asking God to Continue to Correct America
A Call For The Reawakening of Righteousness
Part 5: Hannukah and the USA Electoral College
Hello, this is Rick Ridings coming to you from Succat Hallel in Jerusalem. We’re living at a time of a very epic battle going on in November and December of 2020. And we’re doing this series of videos to let you know some of the ways we’re praying and encouraging you that you could join together, to grieve together with us, on these things. Now, in this particular video, I would like to stress that we are proclaiming that God rules over the times and the seasons.
Things operate according to God’s calendar, not man’s. And it’s interesting, in this particular season, as I understand it on Rosh Hashanah, which was when Justice Ginsburg died, and Yom Kippur was when Amy Coney Barrett, an advocate of life and of righteous just values, according to the constitution, was nominated to be a Supreme Court Justice of the United States. The week after the elections, the what’s called the Haftarah reading in synagogues all over the world, was about Adonijah, a usurper who tried to steal Solomon’s throne, but who was exposed and thwarted.
Electoral Vote Takes Place on Hanukkah
But in this particular segment, I’d like to zero in on the fact that the Electoral College vote in America takes place on December 14th, which is during Hanukkah. Now, Hanukkah is a Jewish festival to celebrate a great freedom for right and a great freedom for truth that God gave to the Jewish people when the Syrian and Greek empire, which was centered out of Greece and which was promoting Greek pagan values, which really are the root of humanism, and the battle for humanism is such a part of this epic battle.
The secular humanism, which says; man determines his own destiny, man is the center of all things. It’s all about what man wants and it leads eventually to a cultural elite who say those who have the most understanding and are the most developed intellectually will make the decisions for everyone else because they are not able to do that. And we see this battle going on, and it’s interesting that on Hannukah, they deposed the Greeks, These pagan Greeks had imposed upon Israel that they could no longer study the Torah the word of God, the scriptures, the instruction.
They were limiting the freedom of religion. They were saying they could no longer honor the Sabbath and keep the Sabbath, because to them, this was very threatening. This whole idea of spirituality, even the concept of spirituality was very threatening in the human-centered world of the pagan Greeks. So they outlawed the word of God and its study. They outlawed certain kinds of religious assembling together. And then they outlawed circumcision.
Hellinistic Greek Humanistic Culture Reflection of Today’s Humanism
Now circumcision was a covenantal sign that God gave to Abraham and told the Jewish people that throughout all generations, they were to circumcise their baby boys. But to the Greeks, this implied that the human body was not perfect as it was, but was somehow to be changed. And they came against this in a very strong way.
So it was a very human-centered world, but finally they defiled the altar here in Jerusalem in the temple. They defiled it, they offered pig’s blood to defile that altar. And they worshiped a false God named Zeus, even though they worshiped man, then it led them into a spirituality that worshiped demonic powers.
And so we see this same kind of battle going on today. They were very powerful, they controlled the media, they controlled the government, they controlled everything. And a little band of people called the Maccabees, rose up against them. And long story short, miraculously, they overthrew this military power and they reconsecrated the Temple, but they needed a special kind of oil. The recipe of which is given in this scripture and they only had one day’s supply of that oil.
But the story is told that the oil for one day lasted eight days miraculously, while they prepared the new supply of oil. So it’s a picture of light. It’s a picture of truth. It’s a picture of religious freedom. It’s a picture of the freedom to honor and to obey God and to worship the creator rather than the creature. So I think the fact that the American Electoral College will meet during Hanukkah gives us hope to pray and here’s what we’re praying for – a Hanukkah miracle, that there will be a great miracle as there was on that first Hanukkah, where they overthrew a power that looked impossible to overthrow, but they were coming in behalf of truth.
Maccabees Fight for Religious Liberty
They were coming on behalf of the freedom to worship God. They were coming on behalf of holiness. That an altar in the Temple in Jerusalem would be set apart only for the worship of the one true and living God. Not multiple gods of multiple religions. And so it’s such a picture.
Prayer for United States Elections
So father, we pray from Jerusalem. We declare You are over the times and the seasons. We believe, Oh God, that You are able to overrule, and through a few, to change a wrong kind of control and domination from those who are powerful and elite and think they are to rule and they are to restrict freedom of religion, restrict freedom of conscience, that they are to promote the values of secular humanism, the worship of money, the worship of fame, the worship of sexuality, the worship of sports, the worship of the human body, all of these man-centered kinds of things that they’re trying to impose to be the religion of America and of the nations.
We say Oh God, would You intervene in this epic battle as You did for the Maccabees? Let there be a miraculous turnaround, let there be a miraculous triumph of truth, of righteousness, of light, of justice, of freedom, of religion, freedom to follow You, freedom to obey You, freedom to honor You.