National Day of Prayer 2022


Pastor Jim Sanderbeck

The National Day of Prayer was signed into law in 1952 by President Harry Truman and it was amended to establish it as occurring on the 1st Thursday of May under the signature of Ronald Reagan in 1988.  This day is recognized as a day in which all Christian Americans are called upon to pray for our nation by lifting up our belief and trust in our God, through Jesus Christ, our agreement with the foundational principles on which this great nation was designed, and our petitions for God’s assistance with those critical issues the United States of America faces domestically and internationally.

This National Day of Prayer, May 5th 2022, is occurring when the nation faces situations that are unprecedented in modern history.  Certainly, as a nation, we have had perilous times before, but this time America faces evil on a scale that touches every sphere of society with an agenda focused on literally changing America’s culture and the way the international community functions and interacts.  It is a battle between good and evil.  It is a cultural collision.  For Christians, it is a day in which God and all of His purposes and plans for creation is on display.  It is a Red Sea and Mount Carmel moment. (Ex. 14:13 & 1 Kings 18:24) Because of the size of the giants and the evil reports that have come in, we must have a Caleb spirit.  (Num.14:24 & Jos. 14:12) I.e. “Give me my mountain—the one that has the giants in it.”

Here should be the posture of our prayer focus as sons and Ekklesia for this National Day of Prayer and this season:

  • Put on the full armor of God and STAND in the evil day (Eph. 6:11)
  • Bind the strong man so that you can plunder his house (Matt. 12:29)
  • Pray FROM the victory not just FOR the victory (Jn. 19:30)
  • Stir up your faith and believe that you WILL receive (1 Jn. 5:14-15)
  • Decree what God says will take place in the land of the living (Ps. 27:13)
  • Agree with the everlasting covenants made with God from the very foundation of this nation will prevail (Jer. 32:37-41)
  • Save the children all the way through to the 4th generation (2 Kings 10:30, 15:12)

Here are is the AIM National Day of Prayer focus points of prayer.  Pray that:

  • An awakening, revival, and reformation through Jesus Christ will come to America and America shall be saved
  • The right of the free exercise of religion will not be infringed upon by the government.
  • All illicit governmental, political and social ideologies contrary to that which is righteous in God’s sight will be exposed, held accountable and experience justice
  • The rules of law will be firmly established without prejudice and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights will be honored.
    • True representative government will be honored.
    • The balance of power will be honored.
    • The election process will be reformed, held accountable and justly governed.
    • Authority will be given back to the people and stripped from the few.
    • Financial stewardship within the boundaries of balanced budgets and real assets will be re-established and practiced by governmental and financial institutions
  • The Constitution and the Bill of Rights will be honored and the rule of law will be re-established. True representative government will be honored.  The balance of power will be honored.  The election process will be reformed, held accountable and justly governed.  Authority will be given back to the people and stripped from the few and unrighteous.
  • Abortion, all forms of sexual perversion, abuse, trafficking and pornography shall end, and its victims shall be redeemed and restored spiritually, emotionally and physically.
  • The borders of this nation will be made legally secure
  • Public education will proceed with true cooperation between parents and the schools and all attempts by any entity to usurp that cooperation will be removed.
  • Media and technology will be held accountable for their part in all things social

I am asking all of Antioch International Ministries set aside 1 hour of time to come into agreement together on May 5th 2022 as we support the National Day of Prayer for the United States of America.


Pastor Jim Sanderbeck

March 29, 2022

Greek Word = Egiro  (Eg – i´ – ro)

Definition: to waken, arouse, lift up, rise, take up

Over the past 3 months particularly, Holy Spirit has released upon me a burden for those church communities who are without a pastor, for Christians who have not stepped under the government of God and are without spiritual covering, and for those individual Christians lacking in the zeal necessary for them to rise above the great concerns we face in the spiritual realm and natural world today.  I feel like Nehemiah and I come into agreement with his prayer for this critical season.

Neh 1:3  They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire.” 4)  When I heard these words, I sat down and wept and mourned for days; and I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.  (NASB)

Churches in the US are closing at alarming rates and attendance is diminishing to the degree that sustaining properties is not feasible.  Only 47% of professing Christians regularly attend church.  [Gallup – March 2021] I have seen those who profess Christ as the savior of their souls but have lifeless eyes and countenances of fear and despair.  There is a tremendous lack of Biblical foundation in the lives of many Christians and the understanding and operational power of the Holy Spirit is not at all observable in most.  I have seen the lack of worship, prayer, discipline and study that should make up the daily life of every believer.  The Body of Christ is much like those crumbled walls and burned gates.  About this, I ask myself and I ask God “why is that?  How can it be?”  It seems to me that the church needs awakened, and in the awakening, transformed into the church that Jesus promised to build.

Matt. 18….. And this truth of who I am will be the bedrock foundation on which I will build my church—my legislative assembly, and the power of death will not be able to overpower it!  (TPT Bible)

I believe there are many reasons for this dilapidated condition—none of which is acceptable to God.  For the most part, it reduces down to 2 glaring concerns and I am going to choose my vocabulary very carefully.  1.) The individual believer has not taken personal responsibility for pursuing those things that bring them past the salvation experience of eternal life through Jesus Christ to pursue the experience of the fulness of life in Christ.  To put it simply: Jesus may be Savior, but He is not Lord.  2.) The institutional church has not done an adequate job to disciple the believers who have been entrusted to them by God for the nurturing of their spiritual development.  Again, simply put: The institutional church has built on its buildings, programs and traditions (I.e. religion) and missed the foundational truth of bringing life to people through Jesus (I.e. relationship).

Having said that, there is no productive reason, at this point in the timeline of world current events, to “cry over spilled milk.”  We are directed in Romans 13:11,14 & 14:1 to let past practices go and live loving others.

Rom 13:11  To live like this [loving others as yourself] is all the more urgent, for time is running out and you know it is a strategic hour in human history. It is time for us to wake up! For our full salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 

Rom 13:14  Instead fully immerse yourselves into the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One, and don’t waste even a moment’s thought on your former identity to awaken its selfish desires.

Rom 14:1  Offer an open hand of fellowship to welcome every true believer, even though their faith may be weak and immature. And refuse to engage in debates with them concerning nothing more than opinions.  (TPT)

The Scriptures are very clear about God’s discipline for failed leadership responsibilities.  The Scriptures are very clear that it is our responsibility to grow in spiritual matters so that we are able to disciple ourselves and others to maturity in Christ.  Therefore, the greater concern currently is for us to discern where we are on God’s timeline, and inquire of God how we are to adjust and advance.

STEP 1: The core of what I believe is at least one current directive from heaven—IT IS TIME TO AWAKEN.  Jesus, speaking about the time between His absence and His return, taught this parable:

Mar 13:34  “It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.

Mar 13:35  “Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—

Mar 13:36  in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.

Mar 13:37  “What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!'” (NASB)

Without an awakening, the promises that can assist both the believer and the non-believer in dealing with the fears, temptations and intimidations of the hour will elude you altogether.  Personally, I believe the Great Awakening (as some call it) has already begun.  Oh, you don’t read or hear about it from the deceptive media of today.  But, if you look deeper and beyond the news outlets, you will learn about the tens of thousands internationally who are running to the altars of salvation accompanied by water and Spirit baptisms.  Without looking deeper, you will miss the incredible displays of the healing and delivering power of God that is changing the conditions of many who are crying out in need—yes, here, now, in the USA.  Surprised?

My passion and compassion for those who are slumbering in this hour is similar to the compassion that Jesus demonstrated as He lamented over Jerusalem (Luke 13:34-35 & 19:43-44).  My passion for those who are spiritually ill-equipped for life today is like that of Nehemiah who passionately lamented over Jerusalem and, in spite of evil opposition, acted to rebuild the broken-down walls and gates of the city.

Neh 2:13  So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire.

Neh 2:17  Then I said to them,[the Jewish officials] “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.” 18  I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king’s words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, “Let us arise and build.” So they put their hands to the good work.

Neh 2:20  So I answered them and said to them, [those enemies who didn’t want the walls rebuilt] “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, right or memorial in Jerusalem.” (NASB)

If you are in a place where there is no spiritual life and that is something you are craving, you have 2 choices: WAKE UP & 1.) change the environment or 2.) leave that dessert and find an oasis.  If you are in a position to bring about change that will provide life and vitality to the spiritual community you attend in this hour of unrighteous social and political conduct, please do so quickly.  Draw upon every resource you have.  If you are not able to bring the change or if you are feeling oppressed, confused and empty, fearful or lost, then quickly find an oasis where, like the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4: 1-45), you can get water that springs up to give eternal life.  This is not a season to waste time where traditions nullify God’s power and presence.  I encourage everyone to give up the lethargy of spiritual stagnation and get to a place of freshness and vitality that can provide you with the release you need.  It is time to AWAKEN!!

The Follow Through

This post is taken entirely from Dutch Sheets’ ministry program Give Him 15 on February 14, 2022.  I want to give Dutch and his brother Tim Sheets full credit for this devotional and properly acknowledge their authorship.  It is re-printed here with full disclosure of reference as a message to the church.  Most is a prophetic release through Tim but in total it is a word to the Ekklesia and remnant church.  This word is such an encouragement to the many who have been praying, declaring and believing that God would intervene in the earth with power and love to defeat satan’s blatant attempts to overthrow the purposes of God in the earth today.  I thank them for their obedience and forthrightness.  Let it be according to Your Word O’Lord.    Dutch declares:

My brother, Tim Sheets, sent me a very powerful and encouraging word I’m using for today’s post. You will appreciate this strong word.

“In Habakkuk 2:3 we read that visions, dreams, and prophecies are for appointed, God-planned times. When their moment comes, they will accelerate to fullness and there will be no delay. It is vital to discern our times and remember what Holy Spirit has spoken to us, so we know how to properly engage.

“Something incredible is now surging in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of Jesus Christ is now amping up to a different level. What the body of Christ has been contending for, through prayers and decrees, has come to its divine moment. Holy Spirit has activated strategies that are now in completion mode to produce God’s plan for His ruling and reigning Ekklesia.

“I recently heard the Lord say to me, ‘My Ekklesia and My remnant have now entered the season of Our follow-through.’

“I knew that ‘Our’ was referring to the Godhead. The Godhead is now following through on promises they have made to us. Holy Spirit is overseeing it now on the earth. Prophecies that have been proclaimed are now being accelerated. Dreams that have been given to us are in the season of the follow-through. A season of supernatural completions has now begun.

“When the Lord spoke these words to me, I was reminded of a previous word He had given me. He said, ‘I will now reintroduce Holy Spirit to the world. He will function in visible leadership of My Ekklesia, in worldwide ways and with explosive power. My sons and My daughters will move to new levels of My dominion mandate. New and unadulterated authority will be seen on the earth as Holy Spirit activates divine strategies and multiple divisions of angel armies to reinforce those strategies. They will assist My heirs and implement My Kingdom government. A new Pentecost outpouring will be poured upon the earth and everything in My Kingdom will accelerate. Revival and awakening will come. I will have My harvest.’

“Holy Spirit is the architect, strategist, and guide of this end time move, and He has announced this is a season of the follow-through. As I continued to ponder and pray, I was reminded of other words I believe refer to this season of completion.

“Holy Spirit instructed me on the importance of angel armies several years ago and I believe we are now moving into a greater season of angelic activity. When He first began teaching this to me, He said, ‘The King has issued a command for a new campaign on earth. I will now be leading a campaign similar to what I initiated in the Pentecost outpouring in Acts Chapter 2, only it will be far greater. This time I will be bringing far more of the angel armies.’

“These words set me on a journey of years of study on the nature and workings of angels. Holy Spirit opened up God’s Word to me concerning angels assisting the King’s heirs, the Ekklesia, and a Kingdom revival. What we are entering into is not a local church based revival as we have seen in the past. The plan this time is for a Kingdom revival that will occur everywhere.

Holy Spirit then said to me, ‘The greatest days in church history are not in your past; they are in your present and they are in your future.’

“The current Word of the Lord is that the Ekklesia and remnant have entered the season of the Godhead’s follow-through. The promised outpourings, revival, discipling of nations, and the greatest harvest ever are now in follow-through mode. Holy Spirit has been leading a transition in the church to develop a Kingdom mindset within the Ekklesia.

“Additionally, Holy Spirit is being reintroduced as Lord Sabaoth, Lord of angel armies. There are many references in scripture that tell us when Holy Spirit moves, it is often with angel armies. One occasion occurred at the first Pentecost.

“In Acts 2, King Jesus issued a command for a new campaign of His Kingdom to begin on the earth. This new Kingdom era was to take the gospel of the Kingdom into all of the earth. Holy Spirit came to supervise and empower it with angel armies. This is referenced in scripture by the cloven tongues of fire that hovered over each of the remnant believers in the upper room. Angels are often described in scripture as appearing like flames, reflectors, tongues or carriers of fire.

“Five hundred people were told to go to the Upper Room, but only 120 did. Angels ministered the fire of God’s glory to that remnant under Holy Spirit’s supervision. These ministering angels were angels of glory. They are part of the glory division of angel armies that always accompany members of the Godhead. These angels reflect the glory of the Godhead and are carriers of the glory anointing of God. They minister to the heirs of God from His glorious, holy presence. These angels assist Holy Spirit’s actions, outpourings, revivals, awakenings, and moves on the earth.

“Glory angels are often symbolized in God’s Word as fire. Fire often represents the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit, the very essence of who He is. It’s a presence you can see, feel and experience. When Holy Spirit came into the Upper Room, it must have been like a glory bomb exploded. A glory surge of who He is erupted and flames of fire appeared over each believer. Holy Spirit has said He is now moving similarly, yet greater.

“While the first Pentecost happened in one place, this next outpouring will occur in hundreds of locations. It will be a widespread Kingdom revival. A glorious Ekklesia will rise in power and the government of hell will not prevail against it. Holy Spirit is now activating multiple divisions of angels to assist.

“The different divisions of angel armies now being activated are: government, revival, breakthrough, alignment, awakening and reformation, evangelism, healings and miracles, and special forces. Holy Spirit is bringing these angels in this season of great follow-through to encamp around all of the Ekklesia hubs He has been preparing.

“I recently had a vision of hundreds of different hubs all over the world. Encamped around one hub I saw angels of alignment, healings, miracles and glory. Around another, I saw angels of breakthrough, harvest, evangelism and awakening. Surrounding another, I saw angels of war, special forces, breakthrough, and glory. It continued in this way throughout the vision with each Ekklesia hub assisted by more than one division of angels, depending on their needs. Sometimes, I saw the angels moving as if on missions. Other times, I saw a division of angels moving out as another division came in. It looked like an active operation in process.

“Holy Spirit then spoke these words, ‘I am increasing the power, influence and voice of my regional spirit capitals.’ He called the Ekklesia hubs His ‘regional spiritual capitals.’ The King has been building spiritual capitals, which clearly indicates governmental authority.

“The Godhead is in follow-through mode. King Jesus is building His regional spirit capitals. He is providing keys to their regions and hell will not be able to hold out against them. These Ekklesias will occupy the territorial thrones, dethrone demon powers, and from the spirit capitals, the spirit realm will influence the natural realm, thus beginning to disciple nations.

“God is now doing this. Not one word of His good promises will fail. We are moving into the most amazing days of God’s Kingdom. Hell doesn’t stand a chance.”

Pray with me:

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the dreams, visions, and prophecies You have given us. You have made so many promises to us, Lord. I believe You remember every one of them and You have promised You will follow through. We declare we have stepped into a season of supernatural follow-through and completion. Signs, wonders, and miracles are coming in abundance. A Kingdom revival will roar throughout all of the world. Holy Spirit is reintroducing who He really is. He is all-powerful, supernatural, all-knowing, ever-present, and a strategist who never loses.

God, release Your divisions of angel armies to assist us. Release Your glory angels that reflect Your presence. Let healings be manifested across this nation. Healings of mind, body, and soul.

We also call out to You, God, to heal our nation. You have promised America shall be saved and we call on You to follow through. We trust You, God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Our Decree:

We decree we are in a season of supernatural follow-through and completion.

The Great Delay

January 20, 2022

My blog today is designed to be a teaching that I feel Holy Spirit wants me to pass along.  I’m usually pastoral in my assignment at Antioch International Ministries but teaching is my main office gift and it is from that posture that I feel most motivated in this post.  In my time with the Lord today, I felt His nudge to be an exhorter/encourager and present a truth designed to keep us sharp and focused for the hour in which we live

At our Antioch International Ministries prayer meeting this past Monday evening (1/17/22), one of my focus Scriptures was Matthew 25 1-13 which is the reference to the Parable of the 10 Virgins as taught by Jesus.  I used this focus Scripture to build a foundation to point out our need to prepare and be alert to the things going on around us so that our God-ordained assignments and those of the ministries we represent will be right on target over the next year and especially the next three months.  Then, the Holy Spirit took me on a different twist and I felt the warrior spirit hit me.

Mat 25:1-13  “Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2  “Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. 3  “For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4  but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. 5  “Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. 6  “But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.‘ 7  “Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8  “The foolish said to the prudent, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9  “But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ 10  “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. 11  “Later the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open up for us.’ 12  “But he answered, ‘Truly I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13  “Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.  (NASB)

I was particularly impressed to pray out of verse 5 with a focus on the word “delaying.”

In Matt. 25:5, the word delaying in the NASB above comes from the Greek word Chronizō̄  [Khron-id´-zo].  It is an action verb that means to Delay, Linger, or Tarry.  Here are 4 translations of this 5th verse.

  • 5 Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep. (NASB)
  • 5 When the bridegroom didn’t come when they expected, they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. (TPT)
  • 5 While the bridegroom lingered and was slow in coming, they all began nodding their heads, and they fell asleep. (AMPB)
  • 5 The bridegroom didn’t show up when they expected him, and they all fell asleep.(MSG)

Note: This Greek word is an active verb which means it is something that is done or performed; an act; a deed. an act that one consciously wills and that may be characterized by physical or mental activity.  This is in comparison to a passive verb which means that it is accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance.  In other words, and in this case, because the guest’s expectancy was not met, they acted by nodding their heads and falling asleep. So, by their own actions they brought about their disqualification.

In all of these translations of Scripture, it is clear that in verse 5 Jesus was teaching that the time the bridegroom was taking to get to the wedding and feast was longer than was expected.  Further, He was teaching that the guests not having their anticipated satisfactions fulfilled in the time they wanted them fulfilled, they actively and by their own will got lethargic, complacent, and fell asleep.  They were not sensitive to the coming of the central character of why the event was even taking place.  They weren’t thinking about his possible reasons for the delay or what he was experiencing that may be causing the delay.  They wanted their needs and self-centered desires satisfied.  “Let’s get this party going!” was perhaps their attitude.  When that didn’t happen, they of their own volition fell asleep.  They took their eyes off the prize and when the bridegroom did come, they were neither prepared nor alert and were left totally out of the celebration.

Now, relative to the current season of events happening around us, the prophetic impression I had at the prayer meeting was that there are many Christians who were at first on fire to believe that God was going to intervene in the earth (and especially the USA).  Since then, they have waned significantly in that posture.  The seeming delay in intervention has caused the same lethargy and dissatisfaction among the “guests” as it did in the parable and they are falling asleep.  (By the way, I’m personally not sure that He hasn’t begun to intervene.  I’ve seen many signs of intervention—maybe just not the way or in the time it was expected.)  Many Believers have totally forsaken the prophetic words of credible prophets and have called them false prophets and taken them to task by saying, “you should repent for being in such gross error.”  Some have quit praying and releasing their faith for righteousness to manifest.  Be careful; 1Ch 16:22  “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”   You don’t want the backhand of the anointing to hit you.

Let me ask the guests to today’s feast, “has God changed His mind?”  Is He just going to allow the gross sin and lawlessness in this covenant nation and in His creation to continue?  Of course not.  He is not a man that He should be found a liar.  So let me caution the “guests” to this season that you don’t become lethargic and complacent.  Be careful that you don’t willfully just fall asleep on this most important watch.  Revival and awakening is occurring in this nation and around the world.  We are on the brink of things never before experienced by mankind.  Justice will be prepared on the table before us in the presence of our enemies.  Let us war against the spirits of complacency and lethargy—especially if they are affecting our Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  WAKE UP SLUMBERING SPIRITS!  HARKEN TO THE VOICE OF HOLY SPIRIT!  Never quit!  Never yield!  Never move back one inch from the posture that our God will redeem—completely!  If you’re breathing, STAND!

Isa 60:1-3  “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. 2  “For behold, darkness will cover the earth And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you And His glory will appear upon you. 3  “Nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. 4  “Lift up your eyes round about and see; They all gather together, they come to you. Your sons will come from afar, And your daughters will be carried in the arms. (NASB)



Pastor Jim Sanderbeck

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Unfortunately and starting today, Wednesday, December 1, 2021, most of the United States citizenry are not even aware that the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is hearing an extremely vital case,. This case is landmark in that the current SCOTUS rulings on abortion in this country have been foundational to the separation and disunity that exists between conservatives (especially Christian believers) and the liberal communities of US society.  This case, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, before the Supreme Court, could negate all or most all of the Roe v Wade decision of 1973.  You can read a very comprehensive article written by SCOTUSblog at this link:

Many of us who are of the conservative Christian faith believe that the downward spiral of social behaviors and the waning social emphasis on Christian expression (both religious and social) in the US began in the early 1960’s.  We believe the center of the waning Christian influence came about when non-Christian activists who opposed prayer in public schools, got a favorable audience with SCOTUS.  The main voice of the movement was a woman by the name of Madalyn Murray O’Hair.  She was the very visible and catalytic voice who supported atheism and the separation of church and state.  The U.S. Supreme Court, legislating from the bench, banned school-sponsored prayer in public schools in a 1962 decision, saying that it violated the First Amendment.  This battle is still an oppositional and adversarial condition between the liberal American community and conservative Christian believers.  The school prayer issue, along with a liberal SCOTUS trend since, certainly has at least contributed to the current religious and conservative vs liberal atmosphere resulting in the abhorrent and lawless social conditions we experience today.

The governmental balance of power that is to be shared administratively, legislatively, and judicially has drastically swung towards the court since the early 1960’s.  However, it was a point of consternation as far back as 200 years ago.  Thomas Jefferson who helped to draft the constitution, wrote in 1819 to Judge Spencer Roane and said, “Our Constitution . . . intending to establish three departments, co-ordinate and independent that they might check and balance one another, it has given—according to this opinion to one of them alone the right to prescribe rules for the government of others; and to that one, too, which is unelected by and independent of the nation. . . . The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”

Then in 1821, in a letter to Charles Hammond, Jefferson once again expressed a great fear regarding America’s future as it pertained to the authority taken by the courts.  His concern was that SCOTUS would dismantle the Constitution balance of power by taking authority that was not given to them.  He declared, “The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the federal judiciary. An irresponsible body, working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction until all shall be usurped from the states.”

[Quotes from Link: ]

Abortion (Choice vs Pro-Life) is no doubt part of the gradual waning of Christian and moral influence of the US due to the gravitation of liberal viewpoints taken by SCOTUS. The current judicial interpretation of the U.S. Constitution regarding abortion, following the Supreme Court of the United States’ 1973 landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, and subsequent companion decisions, is that abortion is legal but may be restricted by the states to varying degrees.  The State of Mississippi, represented through Dobbs and based upon new “scientific” and medical understanding is now challenging the Roe v Wade decision with a law that would curtail most of Roe v Wade and particularly restrict “late term abortions.”  Should the court rule in favor of Dobbs, over 20 other states are poised and ready to follow in the direction that Mississippi is establishing.  After 48 years of the shedding of innocent blood, this makes for a welcomed “awakening” in the United States where we have collectively murdered over 60 million babies in the womb.  This is more than any genocide in history including the holocaust of Hitler’s Nazi Germany.  This is an abomination before God and the time for a “course adjustment” has arrived.

Very obviously, the founders of the United States of America never intended for the Supreme Court to be the ranking branch of our government. Nowhere does our Constitution give them authority over the Executive and Legislative branches.

In 1860, at the beginning of the Civil War when the country was again divided over states rights and slavery, the 16th President of the Untied States, Abraham Lincoln, was quoted as saying:

“…The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”

I encourage all Americans to look closely at what is happening in the world around us.  This case before the Supreme Court is an opportunity to see justice for the unborn finally be rightly established.  Let’s pray and believe that the Supreme Court will rule justly in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  Make the voice of life and wholeness heard over the din of tumult.  The potential for a great nation’s return to its foundation blocks is coming at a critical time in history.  We are at a tipping point.  Do we continue on this path towards destruction or do we see a moral and a Christian awakening to the desires and purposes of the Founders.  The lawlessness, violence, injustice and other divergent issues of conduct need to be changed.  Let’s begin to not just talk about policy and issues—let’s start doing something about them.  Let’s grab those things that will turn our heads and our nation in the way once again of righteous and just patterns of life.  It is time for the prophesy of Isaiah 28:15-18 to be manifested for the United States of America.

“For you have said, ‘We have made a covenant with death and a pact with the underworld, so when the overwhelming scourge sweeps over us, it will not harm us. For we have made lies our refuge and find our shelter in falsehood.’ Here’s what the Lord God says: ‘Behold, I set in place in Zion a Foundation Stone, fully tested and proven to be faithful and secure. And written upon this precious cornerstone is this: “Those who trust in Him will not act in haste.” I will set justice as the true measurement and integrity, its plumb line. My hailstorm will sweep away your refuge of lies, and My floodwaters will overwhelm your hiding place. Then your covenant with death will be annulled and your pact with the underworld will not stand. And when the overwhelming scourge sweeps over you, it will sweep you away!’” (The Passion Translation Bible)


November 23, 2021
Pastor Jim Sanderbeck
As I listened to Dutch Sheets this morning on Give Him 15, I was particularly struck with his niece’s (Rachel Shafer) comments and thought what a great thing to remember on this Thanksgiving.  Just as she was heading into a day that ultimately brought a very sobering and difficult circumstance into the lives of her family, she said God spoke to her these words:

‘Jesus’ blood never fails me.’ His blood always speaks a better word

This Thanksgiving, no matter what you may be facing, whether it is on the mountain or in the valley, remember Psalm 103 and thank God for his many benefits.  Don’t be complacent.  Be energized because the Blood of Jesus never fails.  The Passion Translation says:
Psa 103:1-22  With my whole heart, with my whole life, and with my innermost being, I bow in wonder and love before you, the holy God! 2  Yahweh, you are my soul’s celebration. How could I ever forget the miracles of kindness you’ve done for me? 3  You kissed my heart with forgiveness, in spite of all I’ve done. You’ve healed me inside and out from every disease. 4  You’ve rescued me from hell and saved my life. You’ve crowned me with love and mercy. 5  You satisfy my every desire with good things. You’ve supercharged my life so that I soar again like a flying eagle in the sky! 6  You’re a God who makes things right, giving justice to the defenseless. 7  You unveiled to Moses your plans and showed Israel’s sons what you could do. 8  Lord, you’re so kind and tenderhearted to those who don’t deserve it and so patient with people who fail you! Your love is like a flooding river overflowing its banks with kindness. 9  You don’t look at us only to find our faults, just so that you can hold a grudge against us. 10  You may discipline us for our many sins, but never as much as we really deserve. Nor do you get even with us for what we’ve done. 11  Higher than the highest heavens—that’s how high your tender mercy extends! Greater than the grandeur of heaven above is the greatness of your loyal love, towering over all who fear you and bow down before you! 12  Farther than from a sunrise to a sunset—that’s how far you’ve removed our guilt from us. 13  The same way a loving father feels toward his children—that’s but a sample of your tender feelings toward us, your beloved children, who live in awe of you. 14  You know all about us, inside and out. You are mindful that we’re made from dust. 15  Our days are so few, and our momentary beauty so swiftly fades away! 16  Then all of a sudden we’re gone, like grass clippings blown away in a gust of wind, taken away to our appointment with death, leaving nothing to show that we were here. 17  But Lord, your endless love stretches from one eternity to the other, unbroken and unrelenting toward those who fear you and those who bow facedown in awe before you. Your faithfulness to keep every gracious promise you’ve made passes from parents, to children, to grandchildren, and beyond. 18  You are faithful to all those who follow your ways and keep your word. 19  God’s heavenly throne is eternal, secure, and strong, and his sovereignty rules the entire universe. 20  So bless the Lord, all his messengers of power, for you are his mighty heroes who listen intently to the voice of his word to do it. 21  Bless and praise the Lord, you mighty warriors, ministers who serve him well and fulfill his desires. 22  I will bless and praise the Lord with my whole heart! Let all his works throughout the earth, wherever his dominion stretches, let everything bless the Lord!
From the Sanderbeck house to your house, be of good cheer and BE THANKFUL.  He is worthy of all praise.  I’m just now remembering the praise song lyric “LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE!  He healed my body, He healed my mind, He saved me just in time.  LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE!”   Inline image

Kings Must Be Prepared

Pastor Jim Sanderbeck

Aug. 25, 2021

I’m going to send out some challenges today.  I’ve recently been reflecting on the Scripture of Proverbs 25:2.    I’m focused on the last part of the verse primarily.  The entire verse reads: “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.”  Look at the last part of the verse yourself.  I want to challenge you today first to not be subject to a “woke” posture of awareness or awakening by incomplete or partially true narratives and search things out YOURSELF.  Let Holy Spirit guide and teach you.  You are a king by God’s standards and it is to your glory to search out truth that brings you to revelation.

With that said, I’m not going to bring specifics to you but rather guide you to a place of research that will reveal to you just where we stand spiritually today in the midst of the most degenerative, embarrassing and immoral conditions, I believe, since the Dark Ages.  What is going on in the world and in this nation currently over the past 5 years is very very difficult for me to fathom and even understand.  I believe God is about to intervene dramatically.  I believe the prophesied “awakening” has begun and exposure and justice is occurring.  I believe this way because of what I hear the Spirit of God saying to my heart and what He is prophetically releasing in mega-deliveries through the warrior spirits of His mature and trusted prophets.  Now, for your research.

I don’t think Dutch Sheets would consider himself a “prophet”, yet he flows prophetically.  He is a teacher, evangelist, and pastor with a prophetic gifting.  He is someone that I could easily call a friend.  We listen to his daily releases in Give Him 15 very regularly.  The last few releases were game-winning home runs and touchdowns.  So, I challenge you to listen to them (and/or read)–especially today’s (Aug. 25th).  Be the king you are called to be and “search out a matter.”

Give Him 15 Link:

2 other links for your equipping:

I counsel you in love:  Kings are actively engaged with the world around them.  Priests take care of the ecclesiastical matters that go on between God and man.  Please my friends, get equipped and get prepared for both the good and the tough times we are experiencing in this hour–whatever that means to you and your situation.  God is on the move!

Now, a second part of my challenge and exhortation today to you as a king is to pray these things in agreement every day until….  (there is a manifestation and I don’t believe it will be long).  Here are the points for your intercession:

  1. That the Captain of the Lord’s host – Jesus, will demonstrate that He is, indeed, a Man of war. May the same indignation that rose in Him when lucifer tried to take over Heaven, rise up in Him now.  May the One with fire in His eyes release that consuming fire against our spiritual giants now. 
  2. The exposure of those perpetrating evil of every form and on every mountain in society (mountains of religion, government, media, entertainment, finance, social/family, and education)
  3. A table of justice to be prepared for us (believers/Ekklesia) in the midst of our enemies.  Accountability will be the harvest of the just.
  4. A raising up of warriors from the Ekklesia who have Caleb hearts. Hearts that burn for God to be glorified in cities, states and nations and will not shirk or fall back from the enemies of God until the victory of their assignment is attained
  5. A spirit of evangelism will be released in the earth like never seen before. The standard of Jesus will be lifted up and millions will be drawn by the Spirit to acknowledge Him and yield to Him their hearts eternally. Let a great awakening and a full reformation of His purposes and plans become manifest in our seeing.

The third and final challenge is for you to get actively and tangibly involved in your community and/or schools or to any level you can within your sphere of influence.  If you do nothing more than get your presence (which reflects the nature of Christ) into meetings, conversations etc. that have outcomes.  Not wrangling over words or demonstrations that produce strife alone but allow your presence to cut through to the truth in love and bring about a Kingdom outcome.  Don’t shrink back but be bold for the sake of Christ and the Kingdom.



Pastor Jim Sanderbeck

July 12, 2021

I have been meditating on recent prophesies relative to the current hour and a personal prophesy of 7 months ago and how we, as the Ekklesia of this hour, are to prepare and conduct ourselves as the Lord manifests His Word of justice to and in the world.  On January 4th of this year during our network prayer meeting, the Lord spoke very clearly that He was “preparing a table of justice and righteousness for us in the presence of our enemies.”  I have often referred to and released my faith for the manifestation of that Word.

Psa 23:5  You prepare a table [of justice and righteousness] before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.

[of justice and righteousness] is inserted into this scripture to match the prophetic word given to me on 1/4/2021

The recent prophesies being released by the most credible prophetic voices indicate that God is about to bring forth His justice and righteousness through judgements that are coming to both the church and the world—especially to leaders who have practiced and winked at unrighteous social behavior and have violated their levels of authority both politically and governmentally. The judgements within the church, which will be shocking to Christians, and the judgements to those who have violated governmental authority will clearly point to the fact that God is releasing judgement.  These prophetic releases, I infer, indicate that there will be signs in the earth (such as weather phenomena, earthquakes, etc.) and there will be apostolic judgments as severe and public as the Ananias and Sapphira judgments as in the 1st generation church. (Acts 5:1-11) Prophetically, these judgments will come forth clearly in 2021.

So, on Sunday morning (7/11/2021) just after breakfast, the Holy Spirit gave me a picture of a 4-pointed balancing scale. On the 4 points of the balance scale were symbols representing the balance Christians will need to rightly display as these things unfold.  The symbols were:

  • A Lion with the counterweight of a Lamb
  • The ARK of the Covenant with the counterweight of the Word of God

The Lion represents the Warrior Messianic Spirit of Jesus and the Lamb represents the Loving and Peaceful Messianic Spirit of Jesus.

The Ark of the Covenant represents the Presence of God and the Word represents the written, rhema and prophetic Words of God.  For those with ears to hear, there is a correct balance that must be displayed at all 4 of these points of reference.  All 4 are collectively and perfectly represented in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Justice and righteousness are produced when these 4 points are in balance with one another.  Just as God is a Holy God of Love, He is also a Holy God of Judgment.  His judgment is included in His love.

The Ekklesia is now to be called upon to model this balance.  Ephesians 4:15-16 says “but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.”   This means we must judge and react with mercy and compassion as well as judge with through righteous Kingdom ordinances.  We can not judge out of arrogance or emotional preferences.  We must war against evil without sinning ourselves—righteous warfare.  This means that the “shock-factor” of exposure can’t enter into true righteous justice.  Jesus was love-balanced.  Jesus said forgive “7 times 70” (Matt. 18:22) and Jesus said “I don’t come to bring peace but a sword.”(Matt. 10:34)  Modeling this behavior can only come through spending time in the presence of God (I.e. the Ark of the Covenant)  The Word (which we read, where we experience revelation and hear contemporary directives) must always pass through the windowpane filters of the Holy Spirit.  In the writings of James, who was not the Apostle James but most likely the brother of Jesus, we read:

Jas 2:12-13  So we must both speak and act in every respect like those who are destined to be tried by the perfect law of liberty,  and remember that judgment is merciless for the one who judges others without mercy.  So by showing mercy you take dominion over judgment!  (The Passion Translation Bible)

Finally, I quote Bruce Strom author of the book Gospel Justice:

“True justice is not found in a blindfolded Greek goddess, but in a real God who gives sight to the blind.” (The blindfolded Greek Godess Themis who holds a balance scale in one hand and a sword in the other is the typical symbol of justice in the judicial system of the USA.)  “Justice is not found in a sword, but in the Word of God, which is sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). And justice is not found in a woman holding scales, but in the Man who removes scales from eyes and who, with arms outstretched on a cross, bore the sins of the world that all who were willing might believe and receive His promises.” pp. 46-47

“My point in Gospel Justice was to demonstrate the shortcomings of relying on failed systems.  Social justice will always fall short.  Social constructs by their nature are sinful.  Only gospel justice can address the root causes of individual and systemic failure.  Only Christ provides hope in the midst of injustice.”

In the days, weeks, and months just ahead of us and again when we rule and reign in the Kingdom of God with Jesus, we must mature and perfect in our hearts and spirit the very nature of our God and of our Lord Jesus the Christ.  May we be so in tune with Father and Son through the Holy Spirit that righteous justice spills from our every word and every action.  All of the creation is now groaning for the revealing of the sons of God in this hour.  May the world know us by our love one for another.  The evil that has been demonstrated is about to be exposed and judged.  I truly believe this hour is upon us.  God grant us who are of your Kingdom the peace to know the things that you want changed in us, the courage to righteously judge the things that are unjust, and the wisdom to model the purity of your love for your creation.

God Speaks to His Servants


Pastor Jim Sanderbeck

June 1, 2021

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I had some time to listen.  I listened to my wife.  I listened to graduation speakers.  I listened to some prophetic messages.  And this morning, I listened to God, and He said write this blog.  Now, some people, when you say something like “God speaks to me”, they will say “man, you are nutso.”  I even had a preacher say to me one time when I mentioned that God was speaking and healing in our home group that “I was playing God.”  Nothing could have been further from the truth ‘cause I don’t play God—ever.  The point is that, if you pursue God, you step into what I call the ‘growth zone.’  It is a place contrary to where most people dwell.  People love the ‘comfort zone.’  They like to follow the course of water—the easy way.  But God doesn’t dwell there.  He is always on the edge of creation.  The edge of creation is a risky place for men.  However, if you want to be where God is and if you really want to hear from Him, then, I’m sorry, you will have to go into the ‘growth zone’—often referred to as the ’groan zone.’  (That is where most men and even Christians will say “not sure I want to go there” and “man, you’re nutso.”  You might even be labeled a fanatic.  Oh yeah.  That’s what they say.  I say bring it on!)

Just imagine what it would have been like for the two disciples that Jesus sent into Bethphage to get the colt on which He was to ride into Jerusalem.  It would be like saying today, “Go into downtown Sharon (local town here) and there will be a brand spanking new Lexus parked in the town plaza.  The fob will be in it.  Just get in and bring it back to me.  And, oh by the way, if anyone questions you, just tell them the teacher has need of it, and they will send you on your way.”  Risky?  Scary?  Yeah, right!  Everyone say “GROAN ZONE!”

I have found in my life that not only is it good to hear His voice but that instead of it being a risky place it is also a place of safety.  Here is how the Scriptures combine His voice and His protection.  Psalm 95:7a tells us who we are: “For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.”  Jesus Himself tells us in John 4-5 & 27-28: “4  And when he [a good shepherd] puts forth his own sheep, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5  And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. 27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

When I was in critical condition in the hospital in 2005, after walking in the courtyards of heaven and then being sent back, Jesus spoke to me and said “speak to your heart and tell it what you want it to do.”  He was guiding and protecting me.  He would not let some low-level devil take my life.  When I obeyed, my heart returned to normal function and all the damage and related coronary issues were reformed and made whole.  That critical condition couldn’t be solved by doctors but He would not let me be plucked from His hand.

Today, we, who are ‘groan zone’ enthusiasts in current events, should be practicing to hear His voice—not just to know He is there but also to know what to do and where to go next in our lives.  It is essential to life and the advancement of the Kingdom because there are no ‘How To’ books out there.  I have been encouraging everyone to listen and to stand firm to what God speaks to them and what He is speaking through trusted prophets and teachers.  One of the messages I heard over the weekend was from Dutch Sheets.  In this message, he talked about hearing the voice of the Lord for yourself.  He talked about how many don’t really believe God will speak to them, as individual sons of God.

An excellent message that can be found at this link:

(  Please listen to it.) 

In days past, trust has often been handed over to those who stand in places of visible leadership.  Not in this hour!  You must hear the voice of God for YOU!  I know God has spoken to me in words of knowledge that have alerted me to danger and how to circumvent that danger.  He has spoken prophetically in ways that I have seen manifest just as it was proclaimed.  He has spoken through the Holy Spirit to teach me things I had never even heard of before.  He has shown me error that if followed would lead me into a place of spiritual jeopardy.  He has directed me into things that were scary but obedience proved it to reformative and positioning for the plans He had for my life.  Who am I to have deserved such lavish care?  Just a man after His heart.  Just a man desiring above all else to be in His presence and positioned to serve.  By the way, just a man like you.

God is speaking and He wants to speak to you.  Certainly, listen to those who cover you spiritually and to whom you submit BUT never substitute their voice for God’s.  You are called to Him first and foremost.  He provides covering for your protection and your direction but His voice is the only voice that is infallible.  It is not ever wrong.  Men, even those who are well-intentioned in your life, will miss it sometimes.  Yes, you may miss it.  That’s the risky part.  But when your heart is pure toward Him, He will work that error for good.  On the other hand, God never misses it.  Intentions can evolve into error.  Truth doesn’t evolve into something else.  Truth is truth—forever and always!  God is speaking to us.  He told me to write this blog.  Hey, welcome to the ‘growth zone.’

The Avenue for His Power is Prayer & Worship

Pastor Jim Sanderbeck

May 5, 2021

Two of the greatest spiritual weapons you have in your arsenal are prayer and worship. With these 2 avenues of approaching the throne of grace, the power of God becomes resident in your very being.  I suggest to you in this season of time, that you employ them both with passion. Without that daily connection to the King and Lord of your life, you will become depleted and positioned as vulnerable to attack. With them, you are empowered to be His witness in the earth.
Prayer has become the anchor and operational cornerstone of our ministry assignment. We are tapping into the anointing and power of God where the Holy Spirit is our compass and our point of empowerment. We have grown relationally and we have found ourselves surrounded by His vision and strategies for our individual and corporate lives.
I have always described worship as an “outward expression of an inward work.” I love to worship and I worship to release my love to the Savior and God of my life. It is a place of victory. It is a place of comfort. It is a place of shelter. It is the “place of meeting” where He is rightfully, reverently and rigorously placed on the throne of my heart.
Recently, Dutch Sheets on his Give Him 15 made these comments: “In an interview for Today’s Christian Woman, writer and speaker Carol Kent says:
“One day when [my son] Jason was young, we were eating breakfast together. I had on an old pair of slacks and a fuzzy old sweater. He flashed his baby blues at me over his bowl of cereal and said, ‘Mommy, you look so pretty today.’ “I had not yet gotten ready for the day and didn’t even have makeup on. So I said, ‘Honey, why would you say I look pretty today? Normally I’m dressed up in heels and a dress.’
“And he said, ‘When you look like that, I know you’re going some place; but when you look like this, I know you’re all mine.”
Dutch goes on to say: “I do much of my praying in the woods. I love to walk there for hours, communing with the Lord. I usually wear grubby jeans, old boots, t-shirts or sweatshirts – depending on the weather, hats and other worn-out, non-professional attire. When I go to the office, I change into my nicer clothes. I think God prefers me in my grungy uniform. When He sees me dressed that way, He knows I’m all His.”
“My experience in the woods is often like that described by A.W. Tozer.” “There are occasions when for hours I lay prostrate before God without saying a word of prayer or a word of praise – I just gaze on Him and worship.”
Here is a prayer and worship video link by Jesus Image Worship that will not only “knock your socks off” but it will lead you to the throne as you surrender to the Spirit of God.