Praying for Revival in Leipzig

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The Monument to the Battle of the Nations–it’s bigger than it looks!

24 June 2017

Last year I had gone to a conference in Milan called Rise Up Now.  The focus is praying for Revival in Europe, with an emphasis on reaching Arabic-speaking people.  My friend, Amun, is one of the organizers.  Amun is Egyptian, but has lived in Italy for many years and attends my church.

Last year’s conference was the first Rise Up conference.  I had gone mostly because of Amun and because it was in Milan, so I wouldn’t need to arrange for lodging.  But I enjoyed the workshops and the worship in Arabic so much that when I saw the announcement for Rise Up this year in Leipzig, Germany, I wanted to go.

Leipzig was my first trip to a city in former East Germany (not counting Berlin).  I invited my son and translator, Tim, to come along.  Tim is always up for an adventure.  The conference didn’t interest him, but visiting Leipzig did.  So we planned to arrive a couple of days before the start of the conference.

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View from the top of the steps of the Monument.

I had thought that my time with Tim would be strictly tourism, but our first point of interest turned out to be yet another place where God was calling me as His Secret Weapon[1]: the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (the Monument to the Battle of the Nations).  In the tourist brochure it seemed benign, but when I stepped onto the grounds my spirit came to full alert.  The monument memorializes Leipzig’s victory over Napoleon’s invading army.  It was a victory, but one that left Leipzig a smoking ruin in the process.  The monument has the distinction of being the largest monument in Europe, and it is enormous, indeed.

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Sculptures look like Milan’s Central Station.

What the Holy Spirit pointed out to me was Masonic witchcraft built into the very structure of the monument.  I didn’t even think of it at the time, but modern Freemasonry has its roots in Germany[2].

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As we approached the monument I also became aware of how similar its statues are to those on Milan’s Central Train Station.  In some elements they are almost identical.  The monument was built in the early 1900’s, while Milan’s Central Station was built during the heyday of fascism in Italy (in the mid-1930’s), so it is possible that they were sculpted by the same person, though I haven’t been able to confirm that[3].

I prayed as Tim and I climbed, breaking the witchcraft off the monument.  We climbed the outside of the monument, and even from the highest step, the monument continues another couple of stories overhead.  Then we went inside the gift shop and looked at the history of the monument.  It turns out that the monument was abandoned during the Communist regime, suffering water damage so bad that it effected the structural integrity in places.

I know that my prayers hit the target, but not the bullseye.  Nevertheless, I did what I was called to do there.  I’m sure that means that God will call someone else to finish the job.  After all, I am not God’s only Secret Weapon.

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Panorama Tower, a great place to see and bless Leipzig.

Another place that Tim and I went to see was the Panorama Tower.  From its location on the campus of Leipzig University in the city center, you have a beautiful view of the entire city, including the gargantuan Monument to the Battle of the Nations at the edge of town.  From Leipzig’s highest place, I prayed, blessing the city.

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St. Thomas Church, a Holy Goosebumps place.

Then we walked to St. Thomas Church where Johann Sebastian Bach was a parishioner and is buried.  I hadn’t realized that he was from Leipzig.  There I prayed for Leipzig and Germany to return to the kind of faith that inspired Bach to compose his lovely music.  As I was walking and praying the organ started playing a Bach piece and it was Holy Goosebumps[4] time.

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Final resting place of Johann Sebastian Bach.

I only knew a few people at the conference that I had met last year.  The proceedings were in German with Arabic translation or Arabic with German translation.  But English translation was offered via headsets.  I recognized the English translators from last year.  Again the worship in Arabic was wonderfully joyous.  But I believe that the main reason that God wanted me in Leipzig was accomplished on the very first day.  I love being His Secret Weapon.  God is good!

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I felt right at home with all these flags here.

[1] See Tallinn.

[2] Adam Weishaupt founded the Illuminati secret society in 1776 (an interesting year for Americans) in Bavaria.  It was based on the Knights Templar, and eventually became the modern Masons.  If you don’t know about the satanic connections in Freemasonry, the Illuminati, the Knights Templar, the Jesuits, the New World Order, and other secret societies, you can check it out.  The History Channel did a documentary on Freemasonry.  Of course theirs is not from a Christian perspective.  For a Christian point of view, check out Chris Pinto’s documentaries.

Understand that I am not advocating going deep into the conspiracy zone, but it is important to be aware of all this lest you accidentally become entangled and turned into an Illuminati tool.  I truly believe that most of the people in these secret societies are unaware that it is satanic.  The thing to do is to educate yourself while remaining in the “shadow of the Almighty,” (Psalm 91:1).

[3] The builders were definitely different people.

[4] This is a term I made up for those times when the Holy Spirit causes your flesh to stand up in goosebumps.  It is also the title to my 2014 book: Holy Goosebumps.

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