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Have you ever had so many confirmations in one day that all you could say was, “Wow, God, Wow?”

Well, that’s how the day has been for me. From waking up from a powerful dream to our prayer call this morning.

What I could hear the Lord speak to my heart was, “WRITE! God has given you a platform, Del, so use it!”

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Here we are again with another 5 Minute Friday. Today may be the most important one so far. Our word this week is BEYOND. The minute I read our prompt for the week, the Holy Spirit spoke these words to me ~ Religious Freedom. So with the importance of these words, please follow with me and read on!

This is what I hear the Lord saying this morning

‘This election is more
than two candidates you see.
This election is so vital
to your religious liberty!

See if you don’t understand
the liberty you bare.
Then you’ll never stand and fight
for what is truly there!

In your churches you had freedom,
my children did you not?
Until the virus hit,
or have you forgot?

You could meet on every Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday too.
Until the government stepped in and said,
‘This is taken away from you.’

So once you understand
the freedom you’ve been given.
Will you see that if you loose it
It will be a very sad way of liven.”

The election and the battle that is raging over the frauud, that has taken place, (yes, I know it’s spelled wrong, but I also know they are tracking anything on the internet with that word,) is more than just the election. It is way BEYOND more than two candidates. If you are following everything that is going on, and all that has been discovered, we can not give in and believe it is over.

It is about who we are as americans and the freedoms we bare. Our freedom and so importantly our Religious Freedom has come with a price and right now we need to continue to educate ourselves in what has been done and how they are desperately trying to strip that away. WE MUST FIGHT! ONCE WE KNOW THE TRUTH THERE IS NO SITTING BACK. WE MUST FIGHT WITH ALL THAT WE HAVE WITHIN US!

It’s like the incident that took place in Teluk Dawan Village a few years ago. It was about a young boy, Yadi Putra, who went to the river near his house to fetch some water. Suddenly, a crocodile leaped out of the river and bit down on his left hand and used it to drag the boy into the water.

Yadi let out a cry that was immediately heardy by his 37-year-old mother, Rasmi, who was still in the house. She immediately ran to the river, where she estimated that her son had already been dragged far out into the water by the crocodile.

“I dove into the river to snatch my son from the crocodile’s bite, and after I swam toward it the crocodile it let go and ran away. I did not care if there was another crocodile who might attack me, all of a sudden, I was focused on saving my my son who had already been dragged as far as 15 meters,” Rasmi said, as she quoted while talking to reporters at the hospital where her son was taken after she had rescued him.

The article reported that her son suffered numerous injures on his body especially his left hand where the crocodile had bit him. That my friends is what is happening to our United States of America and our Religious Freedom!

The enemy of the soul of our nation is trying with all he has to snatch up our country and our freedoms. We must wake up before it is too late, grab hold of this reality just like that mom did for her son, and fight.

“Be strong all you people and work and I will be with you.” Haggi 2:4

How do we fight? I’m glad you asked. We Pray! We PRAY with all our might and seek God’s mercy over our nation. We decree that the enemy has no right to take our freedoms away. And, we ask God to enable us to open our eyes and see the truth of what is going on and how we are to wrestle in the spiritual realm to keep and take back what God has given to the United States of America.

Are you aware that there are MANY prayer calls going on all throughout the day? If you would like to join many who are praying please message me and will will give you the phone numbers where you can join in and be part of the warriors fighting this battle! Also, the release of my newest book, Walking In A Minefield, has just been released. In it, the Holy Spirit has given a step by step guide how to pray and intercede for what we are walking through right now.

It’s no mistake that my book has come our right now! It is not available on Amazon till June 1st, but if you’d like a copy, you can request on for only $ 10.00 and I can personally send one to you; just message me… You can check out my new book right here!

Thanks for stopping by, and I pray you will jon the fight and stand up and PRAY for our NATION… Remember this is far BEYOND just the election!

In His name,


It’s finally here! Stop by Sunday in time to begin your Christmas shopping!

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“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power” 2Corinthians 10:4 (NIV)

Discover from the Bible the authority God has given to you. Learn how to use that authority when and where it is needed. Learn how to tear down strongholds as the Holy Spirit leads to bring about Gods will for you and those around you.

This book is a much needed book to have in your arsenal for WARFARE! Chapter by chapter you will uncover the keys to VICTORY!

Be blessed through many true life stories of how God answered prayer while Walking through many Minefield’s in my own life!

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God bless


So here we are with another 5-Minute Friday. Maybe the most important one I’ll ever pen. I can’t say for sure, because it hasn’t been created yet, but read on and then you tell me 🙂

The word this week —

Other than the word, COVID, I believe it’s the second most popular word in our vocabulary in 2020 — VOTE, do you agree? So, will you? Have you? and what will you do?

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After two years of writing, critiquing and dotting the “I’s” and crossing the “T’s” … it’s here!

My latest book, WALKING IN A MINEFIELD, is hitting the press.

click here to PEEK INSEDE my book!

My publisher has given the release date for the end of October, so it’s time to celebrate. How would you like to join me in the revealing of my book?

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Our President, Donald J. Trump has called Sunday March 15th as a National Day of Prayer.

How will you spend today? Maybe watching TV? Getting a few extra things done around the house? Catching up on phone calls to family or friends?

How about Pray? Yes, why not pray? Let us believe that this will be a Holy Day in America. A day where all Americans will put aside as a Day of Prayer and call out to Almighty God for His mercy. Let us pray for our United States of America and the entire world.

Vero Beach Aglow has set up a phone line where you can either listen to someone pray or you can join in.

Just dial 515-604-9000 then add your pin 167908#. And if you’d like to be on mute hit *6.

Let us join in, in one accord and honor this NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER and cry out as we ask for a healing on our entire land / world.

“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

Thanks for stopping by and see you on The Call and May God Bless America!

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Hey, why not take a minute and add your comments below. Share with others what you are doing today!


So here we are. A new place in history. One we have never seen before.

People are starting to panic. Grocery stores are emptying out. Gatherings are being canceled for all kinds of events. Even churches are telling parishioners to watch their services online.

What do we do? Where do we turn?

As I was reading this morning, I got my answer, what about You?

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
 where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
 the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2

Where do you find your peace? I believe at this time, we can either walk in fear along with the world, or this can be the time to turn to the Lord. Look at the first line of the scripture. Are there mountains before us? Oh yes and the kinds of mountains we’ve never faced before, but let us keep our gaze on Jesus.

He is the One and the Only One to pull us through. I’d like to end this post with two things. One is a video for you to watch and pray about. The second is with a prayer.

Lord, help each one of us today. Help us to look to you before we focus on all that is going on around us. You are our help. You are our salvation. You are our very help in times of need.

Although things may seem to be getting dark around us and out of our control, we CHOOSE today to keep our eyes and our heart on You! In Your Holy Name, We Pray. Amen.

Secondly, there is a video worth watching. After you see this, please continue to pray with me, more fervently than ever, that our President will call a National Day of Prayer. After you watch the video, I pray you will agree with me … NOW, not LATER!

I end with a familiar scripture that is found in the book of Numbers:

“The Lord bless you
 and keep you
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you. ” Numbers 6:24-25

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Thanks for stopping by.. May the Lord keep you and your loved ones safe… Psalm 91!


Happy New Year! It’s that time again to pick your One Word for the year. Have you heard about “One Word?

Three years ago, I heard about choosing one word to focus on every day and all year long. I welcomed the challenge and found it interesting and rewarding. All you do is pray and ask God to give you one word to help lead, guide and shape you throughout the entire year.

It keeps you focused on what God has for you. My first year, my word was “Pursue.” For the entire year, I continued to pursue everything I was involved in.

The devotional book, Chicken Soup for The Soul was accepting stories until December 31st. I was determined to submit a story. With my word pursue, it inspired me to submit one even if I hit the send button at midnight.

Last year, my word was “Rejoice.“Many wonderful things happened. The most exciting was the wedding of my son, Brian and his beautiful wife, and my new daughter-in-law, Jen. God allowed many other milestones to keep me rejoicing all year long.

This year my word is “Content.” I’ve persued, I’ve rejoiced, now it’s time to be content.

What about you? It’s not too late to take the challenge and ask God for your One Word. Pray and ask God what word He has for you then take it and allow it to enhance everything you do all year long.

Feel free to post your word below and share it with others. And, if you’ve picked a word, in the past, why not share and encourage others to join in the fun; share your stories below!

Thanks for stopping by and I pray your New Year is off to a great start. May the Lord bless and keep you in all you do!

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Twas the night before Christmas

and all through the world.

The spirit of peace

was finally unfurled.

When suddenly a roar

burst forth from the sky.

What was now happening!

“Are we gonna die?”

People sprang forth

clear from their slumber.

To crashes of lightening

And poundings of thunder.

From the east to the west

all started to say.

“No, it was not me

It was not that way!”

For in many languages

such words were now uttered.

People began weeping

and some even shuttered.

My gosh, what was happening

how was anyone to know?

There was no explanation

what God wanted to show.

See an inner convicting

was now taking place.

As each living soul

was meeting God face to face.

Though we can’t understand

just how this could be.

Oh how God was able to speak

to each one of thee?

But you see in His ways

it’s not about us knowing.

It’s all about eternity

and where we are going.

So if today all our ways

are not leading us above.

God’s giving us time

to accept His pure love.

Take this Christmas time

and ask Jesus to come in.

Turn from all evil

and turn from all sin.

So, when Jesus returns

 on that given day.

We  will be assured

what thr Father will say.

“Well done faithful servant,

It’s Heaven for you.

Step into My presence,

your journey is through!”

Now if these are the words

that you long to hear.

Grab hold of the season

and it’s meaning this year.

Remember that Christ

Stand to wait at the door.

With Him your new life

will become so much more.

Let God be your master

your LORD and your King.

Allow Him to rule

over every single thing.

And, in closing may God

bestow His peace over you.

As you do in your heart

What He calls you to do.


   Del Sylver Bates ©

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for stopping by and may you have a safe and blessed Christmas This year!

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Thanks so much,


Del Bates

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