CHRISTIANS  LINKING  TOGETHER  IN 
WORLDWIDE  PRAYER
World Prayer Team
Ted Haggard, President of The World Prayer Team, says his office has been flooded with messages from people all over the world  saying that  G-D is Impressing  upon them to prepare to pray on 03-03-03. "These believers do not know  one another,  nor are they connected  to  one another.  They do not  know that the  others are  saying the same  thing.  Clearly,  the Holy  Spirit  is  speaking  to His Church,  and He  is calling  His people  to prayer," says Haggard.

"As  these reports  began to  come in,  we sensed in  our hearts that  G-D wants us to promote a huge outpouring
of  prayer on  this special date.  Many believe there is significance to this date because of  its numerical sequence (03-03-03) which reminds many Christians of the Trinity.  Moreover,  the Holy Spirit has highlighted Jeremiah 33:3 (again, three three's)  as our call  to action 
"Call to Me and  I will answer  you and  tell you great  and unsearchable things you  do not  know,'" says  Haggard. 

The magnitude  of  this  date  is not lost  on the non-Christian  world as well.  The global  consciousness movement  (New Age)  has  for years been  planning a  worldwide 
"largest ever experiment  into global consciousness" to take place on 03-03-03.  Their effort is slated to begin at 3:33 am  (Figi local time), on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of the 3rd millennium.  It has gained widespread  notoriety in New Age circles.  Should  this not be enough to cause Christians to pray, the significance of 03-03-03 becomes even more pressing as America could launch  a war  with Iraq  at about that  very hour,  against a  leader, Saddam Hussein, who has only  recently  embraced  Islam  as a way  of gaining  support from  the Islamic world. 

Such  was not  the case with  the first  Gulf War.  According to  the Islamic  calendar, March 3, 2003 is the eve of the Islamic New Year (Islamic year 1424 begins March 4, 2003).  It is also the last day of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, when pilgrims are encouraged to make a sacrifice  (the festival of Sacrifice or Eid al-Adha).  The  key verse in  the Qu'ran about  this festival to  take place this year on March 3, 2003 is,
"Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life or my death, are all of Allah..." This date therefore holds great significance to the Islamic world.

While all of this is beneath the  radars of the secular news media,  it is clear to many  Christian leaders that the world is on the brink of a spiritual  battle of  monumental  proportions.  The  epic center  of  this struggle  is the  Middle East - a battle is going on for Jerusalem and Babylon (Iraq), biblical centers of spiritual light and darkness. 
The  World  Prayer  Team  therefore  calls on all  Christian  churches  and  individuals  to set  aside  at least  three minutes to pray at 3:33 PM in their time zone on 03-03-03. 

PRAYER FOCUS: Pray that the armies of heaven will push back the  powers of darkness in the Middle East.   Pray that Saddam Hussein will leave the country before war is required to remove him from power.  Pray that a spiritual shield will contain hostilities within the Iraqi borders  (if war cannot be avoided), such that it doesn't spill over to the entire Islamic world.   Pray that  weapons of mass  destruction,  if they are  deployed on any side  of the battle,  will
be powerless.  
Pray that this date,  rather than being a focus  point of darkness, will be over-whelmed by the Light
of G-D through the worldwide
prayers of His people. 
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