And I will indeed drop a mantle on your shoulders. I will indeed enable you to perform that which I call you to, but I will not transgress your freewill. I will not put an arm around your back and force you, but I call you this day, I call you this day, I call you this day to become flames of fire for God.
I will answer with prophetic fire upon your altars of prayer, and I will consume your requests, and I will gladly grant those petitions that you bring unto Me that have been authored by Me. And I will put within your heart and within your spirit and within your hands the ability to stand before the nation, to stand before the spiritual leaders that I've given to you and to spread your hands and say,
And you will stand before this nation and you will stand before prophetic leaders; you will stand before political leaders; you will stand before church leaders as a "Samuel Company" and you will say, "God, forbid, I have not sinned by ceasing to pray for you." And you will stand above it all, saith the Lord, in the clouds of Heaven; you will stand next to the Great Intercessor whose hands do bleed, whose heart does still cry unto this day in intercession for his people.
So join that great and glorious band of those who have given their lives even unto intercession and have devoted themselves to pray, not only when the battle was going good but when the battle is almost lost when all seems forsaken, yet they stand interceding to God. Join this company, saith the Lord. Join this company of intercessors and stand as Samuel stood before the nation and interceded until the day that he came home ceasing not to pray for those in authority no matter what the circumstances, no matter what the cause, no matter what wrong had been done.
And if you must be rebuked by the Lord your God then be rebuked for having prayed too long. Let the Lord come to you and say, "Son, it's time to stop; it is time to stop." Do not stop on your own, but let the Lord come and say cease now, cease.
But this is the mantle, this is the anointing that I'm calling you into - to stand as Samuel stood before the nation, before the leaders and continue on in intercession, continue on and pray until the Lord comes and removes you from that particular task.
Fear not, saith the Lord. You stand in a realm, you stand in a realm, you stand in a realm whose authority is divine. Fear not, saith the Lord. Fear not. And intercede the things God lays on your heart and intercede the way God calls you to intercede and let there be great, great, great and glorious hours of wailing and crying and tears of intercession as there was in the heart of this prophet, as there was in the heart of the Son of God, as there was in the heart of every great man and woman of God that has been called into intercessory prayer.
Continue now. You have risen to a certain level in it, but now it's time to go on, saith God. It's time to go on and grow up in the fullness in the stature of an intercessor and to learn the depths and the heights of God. And to learn the abilities and the powers that God can put upon an intercessory prayer group in submission to the Lord, in submission to the Church, in submission one to another in great reverence and great humility bringing to your heart the great needs of the day, bringing to your heart and your spirit the great issues that struggle across this planet, and being involved with God in intercession concerning these things. And yes, at times seeing the changing of the fate of individuals and nations and knowing the joy of having partnered with God in the great work of bringing remission of sin and of bringing the power and anointing of God down upon the planet.
For I will show you great and mighty things that you know not of. From this particular place you can move sections of the earth, you can move sections of the planet, you can move in directions of the Holy Ghost in this particular move of God that is coming. You can be involved in the heavenly council; you can hear the battle plans of God.
And you will be involved even as it is at the nerve center of heaven's headquarters hearing and knowing in advance that which is about to come upon the planet. You can travel the universe in prayer. You can have encounters with mighty spiritual beings in prayer. You can draw close to the Savior, close to the bleeding side of God, close to the heart of God. And you can have a closeness and an intimacy with God that is unattainable any other way. You can know the heart of God for situations and for individuals; you can know the heart of God for movements and you can be involved with flowing and moving with the Angels of the Lord concerning these things.
So, this is the calling that I set before you. This is the opening the opportunity that I give you this day to join in and become part of a movement of prayer that is even now sweeping the earth. Now is the time, now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country, their nation, their planet, their God. Now is the time, now is the time, now is the time to draw up into the heavenlies with God individually and corporately as a group. Now is the time to found and fund and develop an intercessory ministry that will move this planet. Now is the time, saith the Lord. Now the anointing is poised over this place. Now the fire of God is in reserve for those who will come forth and lay down and give up their lives that others may live.
This is not the plan of man. This is not an organization. This is not a move birthed in the heart and the mind of a man or a group, but this is the heartbeat of God Almighty. This is the anointing of the Lord; this is the will of the Holy Ghost in this time and this hour that he would turn his intercessors into flames of fire.
And all of it done from your knees. All of it done from your faces. All of it done in the Holy Spirit and God doing the work and God breaking out there, and God doing this, and God doing that and you simply cooperating with God. For it will be God who moves; it will be God who overturns the enemy; it will be God who lifts things up and sets things down.
You will be found as Samuel was found innocent and blameless before the nation for you have been praying earnestly, fervently for the good of all involved. Your hands will be clean; your hearts will be pure. There will be no guile found in your mouth. How would this be for an epitaph of your life?
Sign up, saith the Lord. Sign up in my army and march with Me; ride with Me in the Heavens. Come up, children, for I desire valiant warriors in prayer. I desire men and women who can lay before the Lord for hours and pour their spirit and their heart unto Me - those that will not stop, those that will not cease, those that will continue until the Lord comes to them and says, "Son, move to another area, move to another subject, move on, move on, move on.", blessed by God, anointed by God, full of the peace of God having done their duty, having done their responsibility.
Your responsibility does not end until I say it ends, then I will lift it; then I will move you. You are a Samuel Company. You've not known what your calling was. You've had to stumble on and hope that you were headed the right way and hope that God was pleased, but now the hoping is over, the not knowing is over; the mantle comes off, saith the Lord. You are what I say you are, and you are a Samuel Company before Me.
You are those who will not stop; you are those who will not abandon the ministry of intercession. You are those who will lay in the blood and the tears and cry and cry and cry even for issues and things and for people that are lost and that God has rejected, and yet you will hang on praying and crying that there may be just a glimmer of hope that things could change. This is pleasing unto the Lord. This is pleasing unto the Lord. This is a pleasing thing unto God.
So, let your hearts cry and let Me come when I am ready and say, "Son, move on; daughter, move on." For I establish in your hearts and your minds this day the hope and the knowing of your calling and your positioning and your job title if you will.
And I ask you, whosoever will, come, come, come and fulfill the glorious call of God upon your life to birth and inflame and infire the anointing of God upon the planet. For I will come and I will burn as Sherman burned Atlanta and moved across the South; I will burn a pathway through darkness, saith the Lord and I will do astounding things through those who lift their hands in my Name under my anointing. You will see the Rod of Moses stretch across the sea of sin; you will see the waters of sin roll back and you will see the children of God pass over into Canaan out of sin and into light.
You will see great and glorious things in the Spirit. You won't need to travel the planet to see it; you'll be there in the spirit; you'll know; you'll understand. You will have great glory, great victory in your spirit from your knees. Others will go; others will traverse the planet; others will knock down the wall of China and reach into Singapore, traverse the mountains and hills and valleys and the islands of the sea. They will have their great victories and war stories, but you will have yours; you will have yours.
Come, now is the time to worship Him. Draw near to his side and obey him, and obey him unto whom you've been called to, unto him who you're called to emulate, unto him who you're called to be changed into the fullness and the likeness of the Son of God. Come, grow up in the headship of Christ; grow up into the ministry of intercession of Christ, grow up in the fullness and prophetic power that can come upon you in Christ and see the glory of God, see the workings of your Heavenly Father.
Know the secrets of the Kingdom. I have secrets to whisper in your ears; I have things to tell you I'm not going to tell anyone else. I have intimacy to share with you. I have times of great, great joy, and great communion with you and I'll bounce you on my knee and I'll have a special time with you. And you will be my delight, you will be my delight, you will be the apple of my eye, you will enjoy special throne privileges because of your calling, because of your faithfulness, because of your suffering.
Many of you have suffered greatly and have not known why. Fear not; I will explain it all. I will comfort you; I will hold you as an only child and I will teach you the great things of your Heavenly Father. So, come.
And I would give you a footnote to this: I've not called you to battle demons; I've not called you to fight principalities and powers. I've called you to seek Me. I've called you to lay on your face before God praying in the spirit seeking the heart of the Father. I will come forth and I will cast down, and bring out, and at times I'll cause you to speak a word or two, say a prayer, or give a rebuke, but I'm not calling you to assault enemy strongholds.
I'm calling you to seek my heart, to come before my throne and lay before Me in intercession and I will send out the commands, and I will say what goes up and what goes down and I will move. You're called unto Me; you're called unto Me; you're called unto my heart, to my bosom, to my chest, to my lap, saith God. You're called to spend time with Me, seeking Me, and talking to Me, praying unto Me, and finding out the heart and the mind of the heavenly Father. That is your calling; that is your calling. I will send forth; I will dispatch the angels to do the work. I will send forth; I will lower down, saith God. Your job, your joy is to be with Me.
Do not fear, this is not a "Let's assault the heavens movement." This is seeking the heart of the Father; this is coming into agreement with the throne of God; this is being used by the hand of God Almighty and I will empower and I will give peace and there will be joy and happiness in the house of your God.
Have not I said my house would be a house of prayer and that I would give great joy unto those who came in and joined into the prayer? I will fill your lives with joy, happiness, contentment, enrichment.
Yes, there will be times of heavy intercession but it will be under the anointing and it will be more than bearable; it will be enjoyment. There will be peace; there will be happiness; there will be all that I've promised you. So fear not; I'm not calling you to a slaughter; I'm calling you to my heart.
A prophecy received by Don Franklin