“Call Upon Me – Before I Lift My Hand!”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 posted by Diana Pulliam


Monday morning, August 21st, 2017, I was given an urgent word and vision, which I believe is meant for the entire Body of Christ.  It began with me getting together with a friend to pray.

As prayer went forth, we were led in the Spirit to pray for the Saints of God all over the world, that they rise up and come together as one.  The prayer grew in intensity, and then I saw the following vision:

The Church rose upon their feet and began coming together in small groups.  Then the most amazing thing began to happen.  As they came together in these small groups all over the earth, they began falling to their knees and crying out to the Lord in repentance, and I heard the following:

“Call upon Me while I may be found, before I lift My hand off you.”

“You MUST lead this charge!”           

“Humble yourselves before Me.”

These words were repeated several times, and each time I heard them, I was shown two things:

Jesus fasted 40 days before beginning His ministry. The Lord is asking us – His Body on the earth, to walk in His footsteps and humble ourselves before Him for the next 40 days.

Nineveh had 40 days to repent before judgment was to fall. The Lord showed a correlation between Nineveh and the nations of the world.  The next 40 days will play a role in how the judgments are meted out.

My friend then suddenly came over and placed a prayer shawl over me.  I continued in prayer for some time, feeling great agony and lamentation over the state of the Church and the nations of the world.  The United States in particular was repeatedly shown to me as I cried out in repentance.


After receiving this word and sitting still in His presence, I was reminded of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting prior to the official beginning of His ministry.  In Romans 8:17, it says that if we suffer with Him, that we’ll also be glorified together with Him.  In the vision above, I saw the Church coming together and falling on their knees, and was told,

“Call upon Me while I may be found, before I lift My hand off you.”

“You MUST lead this charge!”           

“Humble yourselves before Me.”

I believe there to be a direct correlation between Christ’s 40 days of fasting, and the Church falling to their knees with instructions to, “Call upon Me…You MUST lead this charge!…Humble yourselves before Me.”

The Church is being asked to assemble before Him on our knees, to humble ourselves, and lead in this act of repentance before our God for the next 40 days.  After the 40 days, I believe something will have taken place in the spirit, and the Body of Christ will also enter into a new, powerful phase of ministry.

We’re being asked to humble ourselves and repent during this 40 day period, as well as being told,

“Call upon Me while I may be found, before I lift My hand off you.”

Along with the reference to Nineveh, this seems to indicate a 40 day period in which, if the nation(s) respond in prayer and repentance, it may alter and/or lessen the severity of pending judgment.

I believe it’s no “accident” this message was received, August 21, st  which happened to be a solar eclipse over the United States.  Solar eclipses have always been viewed by the Jews as God dealing with the gentile nations in the form of judgment.  I also believe it’s no accident that 40 days from the 21st, falls on September 30th, which is Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

Yom Kippur is a most somber holy day for the Jews, and is preceded by 10 days of repentance beginning on Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets).  The ten days of penitence are seen by the Jews as opportunity for change, and they believe their fate is sealed on Yom Kippur.

Earlier in the morning, prior to receiving this message, I’d sent a text to another friend saying, “Just felt in the spirit; today there’s an alignment going on, and it represents a type of kick-off event in the spirit.  Everything is coming into perfect alignment.”

The main message here is for the Church. The Lord is preparing His Body, the very Bride of Christ, for the coming harvest.  Before she’s ready, a huge transition in the Spirit will have to take place. Although we’re only being shown pieces of the big picture, I believe this 40 day period is pivotal for the Church.

I’ve been asked if this means we’re to fast during this time.  The key here is to humble ourselves before Him.  This will look different for each individual.  My prayer group is fasting food once a week, and I’m recommending fasting other things on the remaining days.

Please pray over this message for further interpretation, and that the Lord  show you how to prepare personally.  Our Lord fasted 40 days, and His ministry was then launched powerfully by the Holy Spirit.  If His Church, the Bride of Christ, falls to her knees in obedience, humbling herself before Him, what will happen after this 40 days?

One thing is certain; The Lord is positioning His Body to bring us into perfect alignment for what He has prepared for us in the days just ahead. What a time to be alive!

Scripture References:

Johah 3:4, “…Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!”

Matthew 4:2, 17, “And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry…From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Romans 8:17, “And if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

1 Peter 5:6, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, so that in due time He may exalt you.”

James 4:10, “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”

Philippians 2:8-11, “And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…”

22 Responses to ““Call Upon Me – Before I Lift My Hand!””

  1. William Says:

    Thank you, Diana, for posting this message as it is of great importance! God desires our true repentance, to come humbly before Him. He is waiting for us to surrender all to Him! Our heart’s cry must be – whatever You desire of me, O God, that shall I do! What a very powerful message to the believers!

  2. dpulliam Says:

    Yes, He’s indeed waiting for His people to surrender all to Him, as they cry out, “Lord, only your perfect will be done!”
    God bless you, William!

  3. Roberta Scholten (bert) Says:

    Thank you for this message. Hustling my bustle and gettin’ to gettin’. Using a couple of colloquialisms to reiterate going after the LORD’s directions.

  4. dpulliam Says:

    Yes, it’s time to lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and run with patience the race that is set before us. Nice to hear from you, Sister!

  5. Deb C. Says:

    This is spot on and it is amazing to me how small the bride actually is. I was exhausted on Monday the hospital was Holy Spirit charged, 3 salvations/ baptisms on my shift. This is unheard of and difficult to achieve as proselytizing is not allowed. A reminder came to me to pray for workers as there will not be enough to gather the harvest. The sickle is about to swing…

  6. dpulliam Says:

    Wow! How exciting! Yes, every day we are praying the Lord bring more workers to pray and prepare for this harvest. Thank you for this encouraging report, Deb! Keep us posted!

  7. William Says:

    Deb, yes and amen! We have to lead this charge and be faithful to lead. God will bring in the workers! As we are humbly seeking God, He will increase the harvest as this is His heart’s desire!

  8. /Cathy G. Says:

    The Lord has been teaching me new things and I have been learning and getting new revelation in leaps and bounds. However, lately not my favorite subject:Demons.He has given me many dreams lately and has lead me to study and familiarize myself with the Big ones such as Liviathan, Kundalini, Jezebel, Balaam and many more. I knew something had entered our church about 7 months ago and it changed many people without there knowledge and my husband and I have been battling at home constantly. On 7/7 I had a dream and the Lord told me that I was “sealed.” I wasn’t exactly sure what he meant by that but he then led me to Rev. 7/7 and the tribe of Issachar and I found out that it is believed that the Cherokee nation is believed to be a direct descendant of that tribe; I am 1/8 so I asked him if I was a distant descendant and I received Holy Ghost bump confirmation and led me to study the Issachar,Judah and Zebulon anointing and that is where I learned about more disgusting demons that are affecting the body without there knowledge. I had to fight hard! On 7/7 the Lord sealed me somehow or added another layer of armor because the attacks are no longer heavy. I pray that I AM ready for anything! He gave me the boldness of Judah, the awareness of Issachar but I need to learn how to go deeper with him.

  9. dpulliam Says:

    Praise God! Sounds like He is preparing you for the days ahead, as we’ll be facing many demonic entities. You said you’d like to know how to go deeper with him, so I’ve attached a couple links to fairly recent articles where I talk about that very thing:



    You might also want to check out ‘You Must Take Dominion,’ which is one my front page. God bless you, and keep me posted.

  10. /Cathy G. Says:

    Thank you so much for the information, I will read it all! I will keep you posted.

  11. Frank Dollbaum Says:

    Praise God Sister! Another confirmation of what I have been hearing and feeling from the Lord. He had given me insight into the 40 days and Days of Awe about 2 or 3 weeks ago and I am a nobody so I am happy to see that He is using brothers and sisters who have the platforms to get the word out. Thank you! I believe that the Lord is examining hearts to see who is for and against Him and that this will play a role in each of our futures depending on our relationship with Him. Keep pressing in and God bless everyone!

    But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here.
    Matthew 12:39‭-‬41 NKJV

  12. dpulliam Says:

    I’m not surprised at all to hear the Lord’s revealed this to you, as He’s speaking to all who have ears to hear. I believe you’re correct; a great sorting and sifting is occurring in the Body of Christ right now. It’s time to press in like never before, dear brother.

  13. Don Benner Says:

    Know that the spirit of all true believers is also “sealed” by the Holy Spirit when we are “reborn” (first believe) (Ephesians 1:13). We are a spirit, soul, and body (1 Thessalonians 5:23 and Hebrews 4:12)… and our spirit is recreated (a new creation or cleansed) righteous and “sealed” when we are reborn.
    It is important to know your spirit is “sealed”… but, your body and soul continue to be sanctified as we live.
    Also know that as a believer you can cast out demons in Jesus name (Mark 15:17-18)!!! Also know that spirit-filled tongue talking believers can be oppressed by unclean spirits (demons)… I know. I have delivered several spirit-filled tongue talking believers “in Jesus name”! Remember, you can “bind” unclean spirits (as well as their plans and schemes) (Matthew Matthew 16:19)!
    I learned this just last night from Eileen Fisher… Eileen had asked the Holy Spirit years ago how long a demon remains “bound” when you “bind” them… The Holy Spirit said until the person “activates” the spirit (does something to enable the spirit to return)!
    By the way, I do not call a spirit by name unless a sickness or behavior is caused by the spirit i.e. schizophrenia or lust of the flesh… and then I usually always add “and all other unclean spirits, forces, and powers oppressing (their name) in any way” since there are probably more than one! I hope all this helps…

  14. Noura Says:

    Dear Diana,

    I read your post on healing here an your blog. I was led by the Lord to contact you to ask for prayer for my husband and I’s children. We live in Spain and as far as we know there isn’t anyone around us who are true believers that we can fellowship with. We began a journey with the Lord a couple years ago which brought us to a place of repentance and deliverance. We are still in that process. It has been a difficult road but one we are greatful for because our eyes were opened to the truth.

    I’ve read some of your posts before on other blog sites and if I’m not mistaken I think that you have a prayer group that meets regularly. Would you please life up our children, Julia (age 3) and Andrew (age 3 months) that the Lord would heal them of eczema. It is an inflammatory condition that western medicine cannot cure but merely treat the symptoms. We have been praying whilst doing other natural things such as addressing diet and making significant changes. I do believe that the Lord can heal them and I believe that only He can truly heal them not anything we could possibly do. I personally was healed of this disease as a child. I know they can be healed and I’m believing for a miracle.

    We would appreciate it if others could pray for us and specifically for our children. We believe in the power of prayer!

    Thank you so much! The Lord bless you, your family and your ministry greatly.

    Love in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour,

    Noura Lutyk

  15. dpulliam Says:

    Yes, our prayer group will definitely lift your children up before the Lord for healing of this condition. I highly encourage you to study Deuteronomy 28, what’s known as the blessings and cursing chapter of the Bible. It should give you much encouragement as you read the promises our Lord gives for those who follow Him. Sickness and disease is part of the curse that came as a result of the fall of man. Praise God, Jesus has redeemed us from the curse… (Galatians 3:13-14). God bless you, Noura! Please keep us posted, as we are looking forward to your Praise report!

  16. Noura Says:

    Thank you so much Diana! I was so tried when I wrote the above in the early hours of the morning that I just realized I made a mistake. Julia will be 3 years old in December. So she is a little over 2 and a half years old. But she is also much more developed than kids her age so sometimes I forget that she is younger than she behaves. We thank God for her and her brother. Children are a gift from the Lord!

    Thank you again for your reply and encouragement. I look forward to giving you the praise report soon!

    The Lord richly bless you,


  17. Olga Says:

    According to 3 Christians who had a ministry, there was supposed to be an alignment of stars or gods on August 21st. That exclipse was to be the first portal of others to come. It seems that the eclipse was prophetic! If not mistaken, on September 9th, there is supposed to be another alignment (of the gods/stars). So, it seems that Satan is copying the Mighty One of Israel. A great war seems to be at hand and it will be between good and evil, between God and Satan, God’s people and Satan’s minions.

  18. dpulliam Says:

    Yes, the Satanists always make a big deal of the “signs in the moon and the stars,” with ceremonies and sacrifices to their “gods.” Satan is the master counterfeiter, always erecting those smoke screens…
    Blessings to you, Olga!

  19. Thomas Nodoubt Says:

    Noura, one thing I have discovered with eczema and skin rashes/disorders is that fabric softeners cause or exacerbate those skin conditions. Those softeners cannot be washed out either once they are in the fabric. One family tried washing their sheets for the children to no avail and only when they bought new sheets did the children’s condition clear up.
    However, the Way of Faith and Trust with belief that whatsoever we ask In His Name, it shall be done unto you (who) believe. Matthew 21:22. … I like best.

  20. Noura Says:

    Hi Diana!

    I just wanted to say thank you for praying for my husband’s and my children; Julia and Andrew. The Lord has healed them from their eczema significantly and both are doing much better than in the summer. Praise the Lord for this healing! We are so thankful.

    Thank you again for praying for them!

    Love in Christ,


  21. Diana Pulliam Says:

    Thank you so much for that wonderful report. Our God is so GOOD!
    God bless you and your family.

  22. Bobbie Says:

    I have NOT read the comments yet. What grieves me been asking for people to come together to PRAY AND REPENT; even asked intercessors is there any place that’s meeting to do this? Met an Elijah type woman and she told me she’s been asking Churches/Leadership hardcore to do this to NO AVAIL it’s still their dead programs as usual.
    Apostolic/Prophetic types are calling for a place to gather and do this because we know like in the Power of the Blood by H.A.Maxwell Whyte 5 women got together to pray and changed the course of History for England, just FIVE PEOPLE!
    People are telling me they’re feeling the urgency to PRAY and Repent and Interceed; we know that One will put 1,000 to flight and 2-10,000 etc., and yet I’ve been asking for a place that’s opened for Prayer 24/7 hardcore since 2000.
    Yes, it’s call a Solemn Assembly truly believe to Fasting, Praying and Repenting and Praying his Word; true Worship that usher’s in his Glory!
    Everyone I know is staying home individually to do this and would LOVE the Church (people are the Church) to become a HOUSE OF PRAYER!

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