The Lord said, “California, I am fighting for you!”
PRAY CALIFORNIA County Prayer Leaders February 28, 2023 CALIFORNIA COUNTY PRAYER LEADERS Expressions from the Heart Prayer & Intercession Prophetic 0
Prayer Force Focus for February 27th to March 5th
By Christianna Schreifels, PRAY CALIFORNIA Los Angeles County Prayer Leader
|These past four days I had to go home to the mountains of S. California. I promised my sons that during the transition of living in the mountains and living down the mountain for the time being because of an intense trial we are going through; they could keep their jobs up at home. We live in the San Bernardino mountains, and they work at places for the snow season they really enjoy.|
Although it was a challenge driving up during a snowstorm instead of just staying home, unchallenged, the Lord gave me the ability to see the storm from a unique perspective. As I drove, I prayed. When I arrived, I remained quiet and prayed even during the night, non-stop and the Holy Spirit showed me what was happening in the spiritual realm. I was blessed to stay at a dear friends home and I was not pre-occupied with the demands of my home. Finally, after the 5th day of the blizzard, it came to a stop and the sun came out brightly and the sky was clear and blue as ever. This blizzard was a historical one. It had dumped more than 5 feet of snow and the two main roads to the mountain were closed both ways. The whole time as I watched the continual snowfall and the gusty winds frominside, the Lord reminded me of the scripture in Job, chapter 38 verses 22-23.“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, which I have reserved for the time of trouble, or the day of battle and war?
Here is some history regarding San Gorgonio. It is the highest place in S. California. It is also part of a mountain community – and contains the highest places to live in S. California. It is the highest place at an elevation of 11,503 feet above sea level.Spiritually, we know, as Believers, that the enemy likes to inhabit the high places to try and be as HIGH as God is spiritually, but he cannot. The enemy can only counterfeit the true and the only Highest God, the God of Israel.What does the Bible mean by high place? “High place”, or “high places” (Hebrew במה bamahand plural במות bamot or bamoth) in a biblical context always means “Place(s) of worship“. (Google).These will always imply places of pagan worship.
When we moved there over five years ago, we encountered very different warfare as we never had before as a family and as individuals. Had I known what I know today, I would have never chosen to live there. Ironically, this mountain is named after a Christian martyr, named Gorgonius. He refused to bow down to the Roman god sin his day and was killed in 340 A.D. The mountain was named by the Spanish missionaries that came to California in the 1800’s. Three years ago the Lord showed me the dragon that lives on Mt. Gorgonio. As I began to meet local people, I became acquainted with people who were there simply to pray for the mountain and its region. I was informed that this was also known as witch mountain by the witches of S. California. A few years ago, while in prayer over the land, I renounced what was spoken over the region and that declared and called it blessed mountain of God instead, in Jesus Name. I poured anointing oil onto it and blew my shofar.
Over the years I repeatedly did this, and the warfare increased and finally it became too great to stay on a day-to-day basis but I know God is doing mighty things. During this storm, mid-way through it, I heard the Holy Spirit say that this battle belonged to the Lord. As I began to intercede over the mountain once again, I heard the Lord say: “I have heard my people’s cries for California and I have released the snow throughout California and in the high places to punish the wicked ones in these high places.”
WOW! Thank YOU JESUS! God is doing something mighty, and it is a time to REJOICE! Continue to intercede and worship Jesus for all He is doing behind the scenes. We decree out loud- “California, You belong to the Lord, God of Israel.”
2 Chronicles 20:17
You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.”
No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD and their vindication from me, declares the LORD.”
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
1 Kings 5:4
But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side, and there is no adversary or disaster.