Morning Prayer Summary for Monday, November 19, 2018

Anne led group in worship…

Pastor Ray shared…

I keep thinking about this. Even though we might be tried of all the commercials for mid-term elections, etc, and get fed up, we can’t give up. We can’t go “Whatever.” You’ve heard athletes say, “Our backs are up against the wall.” Our backs aren’t up against the wall. Our backs are up against Him and we know He’s faithful. But we have to do what we’ve been called to do.

In 2nd Tim. 3:1 “But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear]. 2 For people will be lovers of self and [utterly] self-centered, lovers of money and aroused by an inordinate [greedy] desire for wealth, proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy and profane. 3 [They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.” Verse 5, “For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].”

What do we turn to? Him. Then down to verse 14, “But as for you, continue to hold to the things that you have learned and of which you are convinced, knowing from whom you learned [them],”

In other words, continue to be faithful. What we started out with, people that are unfaithful. They’re out there. We know the earth is filled with that kind of spirit. But the Church is not on the decrease, despite what the media might think or say. The church is on the increase. And so it’s up to us to continue to hold fast to the things that we receive, the things that we know. Once you’ve been moved by the Holy Spirit and have experienced the change given by the Spirit, we’re not going back! We will not go back. But we will keep moving and keep contending for what He has for the Church and for the earth.

What’s His plan? Every man, every woman, every child be saved. Right?

Erika shared…

I want to read this; it’s from Winter Bible Seminar by Kenneth E. Hagin in 1989.

Don’t draw back. The time is near, the time is at hand. No longer can you wait; no longer can you procrastinate. No longer can you say, “Yeah, in another day I’ll consecrate. In a later day, I’ll wait on the Lord more. I another day, I will spend more time with Him. In another day, I’ll put my flesh under.

No longer. Don’t draw back and don’t pull back.

The Spirit of the Lord pleads with you. Come forward, more forward. Answer the call you hear in your heart. Respond unto the Spirit of God. It is not bad. It is good.

The price that would be paid in the flesh is nothing compared to the glory which shall be revealed. It is not bad. Do not dread it. Do not draw back from it.

It is a lie. It’s a deception that has held you back. It’s a lie. It’s a deception that has caused you to draw back. Go on in. Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Oh the treasures of the things He has laid up for you. The things that your heart is hungry for. Nothing else will satisfy your soul. Nothing else will give you the answer in your heart. Nothing else will make you feel complete. Nothing else will satisfy what you seek. Nothing else. Nothing!

Oh, push in. respond unto the Spirit of God. Just lay those other things aside. Humble the pride and fall before Him and wait upon Him. And as you do, your soul will blossom. Your spirit will spring forth. Yea, you will be a greater blessing unto your spouse. You’ll be a greater blessing unto your family because you will bloom forth. And you won’t be restricted like before. And you won’t be vexed like before. And you won’t be hindered like before.

Yea, you’ve done some things for them. You’ve drawn back and you said it was for them. But you have not been a blessing to them in that the full blessing of the Lord was not upon thee.

But if you shall press in though, it might seem to cost that price in the beginning, it might seem like it costs you. It might seem like it costs them. Yea, but that’s the only way to get to the things that they desire and the things that you desire and the things that are needed. Yea, the things that must be in this hour, it cannot be delayed. It cannot be delayed. It must be now. Now, now is the time.

So heed the call of the Spirit’s cry in your heart. Don’t say, “I’ll do it by and by.” But the time is now. Do not dread or fear. It is good. Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Don’t think it’s too high a price. It’s nothing in comparison to the light and the glory that shall be revealed. Draw nigh unto Him. He shall draw nigh unto thee. Seek His face. He shall reveal Himself unto thee even in a greater way. And you shall rise up and you shall be enabled to be a far greater blessing. And your latter end shall exceed and it shall overflow and it shall be abundant in blessing and glory and grace.

And the evil one that thought you to deter and thought to lie to you and keep you from it, you shall look at him and you shall say, “Ha, ha, ha, ha… Your plan did not work. Ha, ha, ha, ha… It did not succeed. Ha, ha, ha, ha… I did not believe it. Ha, ha, ha, ha… I obeyed… Ha, ha, ha, ha… I ran my course. Ha, ha, ha, ha… I finished my job. Ha, ha, ha, ha.

And those things that once held you, those things that for years, years, years, deceived you and held you out; you shall look at them in triumph. You shall look at them from that higher place. And they shall seem nothing to thee. They shall seem small and despised in your eyes. You shall look upon them in dismay and you shall say, ‘Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.” You shall see far, ha, ha, ha, ha… And you shall know well, and you shall move sure, and shaken shall be hell. And their power shall be confused for His authority you’ve used. And that which they greatly feared shall have happened.

For they feared, they feared that the revelation of truth would come into the earth. They feared that it would come through the heavenly host that would withstand it. They feared that someone would stand. They feared that someone would seek. They feared that someone would penetrate. Because when the revelation comes, the truth doth set the captives free. And that which they have greatly feared, it shall even come to pass. It’ll come to pass.

God shall reveal His truth unto His people. Yea, we’ve rejoiced in the light. And we’ve seen a little bit. And we moved, but oh, there’s so much more. There’s so much more.

And the enemy would have us just revel in what we see and what we know and not push and penetrate to hold fast to receive more. But it shall not be for a glimpse we do see. And we shall not be satisfied until the truth in our hearts abides.

We shall not draw back and we shall not fear until we have it all that God would give year by year. Increasing glory to glory, light to light. Not doing it in the flesh but by the good faith fight.

And His plan shall be accomplished and His ways shall be straight. And then it shall be ready. He shall come. He’ll not be late. And His people shall have done His bidding and His people shall have heard His voice. And His Spirit shall have reaped the harvest through the church and His people shall rejoice.

He calleth thee higher. Continue to look down on lowly things on the ground but look up and see what He has reserved for thee. And by faith, let your heart reach out and grasp and let His Spirit lift you up. Then, at last, you shall see what your eyes have longed to see. You shall sense what your heart has craved, hungered to sense. You shall know what your mind has hungered to know. You shall do what you were created to do.


Father, we thank You for Your Word and the word of your prophet, which is Your word You declared to him. It seems like we are at this very place. At this very time in the last leg of the race. Father, we receive the words of encouragement, exhortation, to come up, to press in, to continue. We receive them into our hearts by revelation of Your Spirit. Now is the time. By Your mercy and grace, You speak to everyone that is running in the race. Pierce and penetrate through the voices that attempt to drown out Your voice. It attaches to the heart of Your people, so we might finish the last leg of the race. You began a good work in us and will see it to the day of completion. Our eyes are on You. We thank You for change in the body of Christ. Your Church rising and apprehending. It’s by the Holy Ghost. To reveal and transmit to the Church the things of the Father. Working together for the great harvest. You thrust the Church into the field… send forth the laborers. Marching into the will of God. The glorious Church standing in her authority… thank You for the great unfolding of Your plans… You have given the five-fold ministry gifts for the equipping of the Church… to do the work of the ministry… changed from glory to glory… on another level they must go… to finish the last leg of the race… a strengthening in the Church… they’ll not bend or bow to demon powers…

We plead the blood over the President and his family, his staff, his cabinet. No plot of the enemy shall prosper. Strengthen him to finish his race. You have anointed that office. To bring about what should be in the name of Jesus. Stumbling blocks be removed. Obstructions to be removed. Those that would oppose, we call you down and removed. Strengthen those that are called alongside the President to finish the job, to exceed and excel at everything he puts his hand to… Thank You for a divine invasion of Your presence and power and glory demonstrated through Your Church…

Word of encouragement…

Sometimes limits try to get us to go down and in another way. But limits from the enemy have already been destroyed. And that supernatural joy which is inside of us. We can’t drum it up. It’s been given unto us inside of us. The joy of the Lord is our strength.

Anne led group in worship…

♪ We’ve been given a command to rejoice in the Lord… at all times and in every situation… for the weapons of our praise are a powerful strength… God’s ordained us to use for our deliverance… so just open your mouth though the day may seem dark… and send forth blazing spiritual arrows… there’s no weapon that can stand against us when we praise, sing, and dance and shout and dwell in freedom… shout for the Lord has given you the city… shout for the Lord has given the city… shout for the victory is won… ♪

The following is the inspiring commitment of a young African pastor from Zimbabwe.

My Banner Is Clear

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power, my die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of Jesus. I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.

My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

I no longer need pre-eminence, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on His presence, walk by patience, am uplifted by prayer, and labor by power.

My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my Guide is reliable, and my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of the adversary, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, preached up for the cause of Christ.

I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go till He comes, give till I drop, preach till all know, and work till He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me—my banner will be clear.

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