I have been given literature from an organisation called "House of Prayer" which seems to imply that we should pray down blessings on our local communities, people in their jobs and in their relationships so that they might be more open to the Gospel. I find this difficult to reconcile with Biblical teachings on evangelism, that we will experience enmity in the world, and that the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit... As I understand it the Bible teaches that we proclaim the Gospel of man's sinfulness and salvation through Christ Jesus. It seems to me that this teaching is mixing up Old Testament blessings with New Testament evangelism. What do other people think?
A quote from this literature (in relation to Israel) was
We declare prosperity to all who dwell and work in the Holy Land, and decree that Almighty God will restore to each one the years that the locusts have eaten. They shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord their God.
I don't see this in New Testament theology and practice.