15 Year Old Taken Captive In Venezuela – A Plea For Prayer!

UPDATE: 11/26/16

Dexter has been freed and safely rerouted to Guyana! Thank you for praying!

As we visit with our families enjoying Thanksgiving feasts in America, many around the world are suffering. This situation was brought to my attention by email this morning. Please pray for Dexter, as well as for the wrongly imprisoned worldwide.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ ” 2 Cor. 10:3-5

The Plea (abridging and emphasis mine):

“Please I’m asking you to join me in prayer for my (15 year old) nephew Dexter pleeeeeeease!  Some of my family is living in Venezuela and you know the situation there is grave. Well the Wallias [army] took him during the night. My cousin and husband are not in their right minds right now, please stand with us in prayers.

…They take the children to force them to join them or kill them please help us break these bonds and strongholds…

…These people take you as they feel like it it’s like they all are reprogrammed once changed by the army and have no hearts… 

…There are curfews and places you are in they see you on the street or in your boats on the waters and kill or take you… 

…I’m calling out All of Heavens Army since 5am and I will not stop.”

Please join me in praying for Dexter and his family!

Here are some more scriptures on spiritual warfare:

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Eph. 6:11-17

“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 “In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Rom. 8:37

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 15:57

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” Zech. 4:6

“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thess. 3:3

“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Matt. 18:19

As well as remembering to pray for the persecuted and the imprisoned, please continue to be praying for the eyes of God’s people be opened to the strong delusion being cast by the enemy worldwide. The battle is increasing in fury and I am convinced that the push toward a New World Order is the massive working of the enemy at the nearing of Christ’s return as prophesied in Revelation 20. (I’ve come to hold to the historical view of eschatology, with the thousand year reign being symbolic of the gospel age)

“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea. And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.” – Revelation 20:1-15

We are More Than Conquerors in Christ Jesus!

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  No,
in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  ” Romans 8:37


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