Morning Prayer Summary for Thursday, April 2, 2020

Annie led in worship…

Pastor Ray…

Precious, precious blood of Jesus. When I came in and sat down, I flipped my Bible open looking for something. And it opened up to Psalm 138:8, Amp. says, “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever—forsake not the works of Your own hands.” So then I looked it up in the Passion and it says, “You keep every promise you’ve ever made to me! Since your love for me is constant and endless, I ask you, Lord, to finish every good thing that you’ve begun in me!”

In my Bible on this page and I’m not sure what translation this was but I wrote it in here: “You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way.” So we can just take that and know He’s already prepared our way, our plans, our purpose in these days what He’s called us to do now. He already made the way. So He prepares the way. His Word has not changed.

We love You, Lord! We worship You and we turn our eyes and hearts upward toward You from where all of our help comes from. We lift You up and magnify who You are. You’re so good, so great. Your mercies are new today, Thursday! This is a new day. We’ve stepped out of the old day, yesterday. And we’re moving into this day but then we’re stepping and stepping and stepping up ward into more and more of You. Your power, Your strength… we yield to You this morning. We humble ourselves before You. Thank You for Your will, Your plans. You know everything about us. The past is over and even into the future, it’s finished. We’re clean, washed, and made righteous. You’ve given us access to You. Thank You. We’re not strangers. Father God, we lift up and magnify You. All of the things needing to turn will turn and we do declare it because we know it is Your will that we prosper in every way—spirit, soul, and body. We know that it’s Your will, so we declare things are looking up and working out and changing in the right ways. We know You lead us into all truth. Based on that, we declare by the blood and we take authority over any kind of deception, deceiving words or plans that would try to derail us and get us off on another road, so to speak. We want to stay on the high way. Your high way, Your high purposes. Thank You!

Let’s give Him thanks, Annie.

Annie led in worship, giving thanks..

Pastor Ray…

For those of you that are tuning in this morning, in just a little bit we’re going to take communion together. So if you need to get a couple elements, that would be great. There are a couple things I want to go over. One is about the blood. We’ve been going through it every day this week, about the blood. Andrew Wommack said he began to declare and confess and believe God that he would raise people from the dead. He kept confessing the Word about it, praying about it, making it big in him until he started dreaming that he was raising people up. Then a while after that, his son died and was raised up. It got so big in him. I’m just saying that the more we focus in on the blood, the more we respect it, the more we… I guess I could say “believe it.” Just believe in the blood that was shed that is still working in 2020. We thank You, Lord, for the blood. I want you to pray with me Psalm 91. This is a different version that we can say together.

First of all, thank you for tuning in. If you didn’t know, we’ve been streaming live every morning so we have chapel prayer every morning. It’s me, the Holy Spirit, the camera man, the musicians, and a couple other staff. It’s corporate! All we need is two of us gathered together in agreement. He said He’d be in the midst of us. I know I can’t hear you online but you can hear me. So let’s say this together.

I live in the shelter of the most high.
I’m under His shadow.
This I declare about the Lord.
He alone is my refuge.
He’s my place of safety.
He is my God and I trust Him.
For He will rescue me from every trap and protect me from every disease.
I will not be afraid. No fear.
I will not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
I will not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at mid-day.
Thou a thousand may fall at my side, though ten thousand are dying around me, these evils will not touch me.
They’ll not touch my house.
They’ll not touch my family.
They will not touch my church.
They will not touch my pastors.
They will not touch anyone I know.
When I open my eyes, I see how the wicked are punished.
Because I make the Lord my refuge, because I make the Most High my shelter, no evil will conquer me.
No plague will come near my home.
For He will order His angels to protect me wherever I go.
They will hold me up with their hands so I won’t even hurt my foot on a stone.
I’ll trample upon lions and cobras.
I’ll crush fierce lions and serpents under my feet.
The Lord says, Thus saith the Lord, I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in My name.
When they call on Me, I will answer.

I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with long life and give them My salvation.
That’s good, isn’t it? Psalm 91! Tell everybody to pray Psalm 91. Get in the Word. Stand on the Word. Believe what the Word says. That it’s absolutely true. We can’t just believe parts of the Word. We believe it from cover to cover.

Before we take communion, I found this from Andrew Murray. It’s a really good description about the blood.

“The blood of Christ gives you a share in the love, the guidance, and the protection of God. Oh, if you only understood this, the God who has provided the blood of His Son, who has received you because of that blood. He has become your God. He who has given His Son for you, how shall He not with him also freely give you all things. This is the blessing and the power of the blood. It brings you into an eternal covenant with God.” It’s eternal. We’re in a covenant, right? “He becomes your leader and He becomes your portion.” And then he says “When the Israelite had sprinkled the blood, he knew that he was safe.” Okay, so Passover. “God had given him a promise of protection and he was able to trustfully await the terrible visit of the destroying angel. He could listen peacefully to the great cry in the streets around him. His safety lay in God who had said, When I see the blood, I’ll pass over you. How much more may we who now have not the blood of an earthly lamb but that of the Lamb of God from heaven, how much more may we be assured of our redemption. You who read this give. Give I pray you in answer to the question I now ask, “Have you this assurance?” Do we have that assurance? Are you truly sheltered from the day of wrath under the protection of the blood? Yes! If not, hasten without delay to receive this blessing. The danger is so terrible but the redemption is so glorious. The conditions are so full of grace, let nothing keep you back from obtaining a share in it. You must be sure about it or you will have no rest for your soul. And that would mean fear would start to creep in. It is recorded that on Passover night, there was an old grey haired man who lived in the house of his firstborn son. And he himself was the firstborn son of his father. His son also had a firstborn son. Thus there were three firstborn sons in the house who all must die if the destroying angel entered the house. The old man was lying on his bed sick, but he heard with interest everything his son told him about God’s command to Moses. Towards evening, he was often restless as he thought of their danger and he said, “My son, are you sure that you’ve done everything that has been prescribed?” His answer was, “Yes, father. Everything.” For a moment, he was satisfied. Then again, he asked, “Are you sure? Has the blood been sprinkled on the door?” Again, the answer was “Yes, Father, everything has been done according to the command.” The nearer it came to midnight, the more restless this man became. Finally, he cried out to his son, “My son, carry me out please that I may see it myself and then I can rest.” The son took his father up and carried him to where he could see the blood on the side posts and the lintel of the door. “Now I’m satisfied,” he cried. “Thank God, now I know that I am safe.” My reader, will say those listening today, can you say that “Thank God, now I know I’m safe. I know that the blood was shed for me and has been sprinkled on me.”

Pastor Ray continued…

Yes, we can! We know the power of the blood. We know we can trust in that blood. We know when we believe it, by faith, we use our faith in what the blood means to us, all the things that we’ve received through the blood. So as we get ready this morning to take the communion elements, the Bible makes it clear that we’re to remind ourselves what took place in that upper room. What was taking place when Jesus shared that with His disciples. This is in 1st Corinthians. The first thing is the bread and before I read it, I want you to maybe say this confession after me.

Father, we give You thanks for all You’ve provided for us in Christ Jesus.
We confess this day we’re blessed of the Lord.
This covenant we entered into at the new birth is a covenant filled with the exceeding great and precious promises of God.
And we are partakers of those promises—now!
We’re healed. We are redeemed. We are delivered from the authority of darkness.
We are translated into the kingdom of God’s dearest Son.
We’re the head and not the tail.
We’re above and not beneath.
We come behind in no good thing.
All that we set our hands to prospers.
We praise You. Father, for the newness of life, we now enjoy in Jesus’ name.

Now I want you to take the bread. Verse 23, “For I receive from the Lord himself that the Lord Jesus on the night when He was treacherously delivered up and while His betrayal was happening, He took bread and when He had given thanks…” We thank You, Lord, for all the things we received through the stripes that we taken upon Your body. “He took it and He broke it and said, “Do this to call me affectionately to remembrance.”

Let’s take the bread. Thank You, Lord. We receive everything that this bread represents. Your broken body. Then all the way till now and all the way into the future. We, by faith, receive it. Whatever personally you might need, give it to Him. Pain. Symptoms, whatever it is. We give it to You, Lord. We receive by Your stripes, we were healed. We walk in divine health. No weapon formed against us can prosper. [began worshiping the Lord]

Before we take the cup, I wrote a couple things we could bring to our remembrance again of what the blood represents and what it did and when we take that cup this morning, we’re bringing these things to our remembrance. Let’s receive all of them. So we acknowledge that You bore our sin, sickness, every disease, all sorrow, all grief, fear, torment, unforgiveness, strife, lack, division, deception… we can go on and on. But through that precious blood, when He said “It’s finished,” it was finished and these things have been done away with. Let us not step back over into any one of these ways. No strife. Strife has to leave. Get out! The Bible makes it clear that strife brings about every other evil work. No strife here, in Jesus’ name.

So in verse 25, similarly the way we just read, “When supper was ended, He took the cup also saying, This cup is the New Covenant ratified and established in My blood. Do this as often as you drink it to call Me affectionately to remembrance.” We’re saying we remember we’ve been delivered from all these things. For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are representing and signifying and proclaiming the fact of the Lord’s death until He comes again.

Let’s do it. Let’s take the juice now. Would you sing something, Annie, while we just focus in on how blessed we truly are. How healed we are. How free we are.

Annie led in worship…

Pastor Ray…

We use the blood and plead it over our President. According to Your Word, we pray for him, for America, over every state. We plead the blood around the borders of every state, the borders around our nation for protection. We push out and take authority and command the virus to completely dissipate. Be gone! Leave! In Jesus’ name. Father, we pray for all those in positions of authority today. We cover them and pray for Holy Spirit given new ideas, revelations. We lift President Trump up and we pray strength into him. We pray over his family, all the staff. We plead the blood over the staff and every cabinet member. We pray Your Word would cling to them and they not depart from Your plan. Your plan and purpose and will be accomplished. Strengthen the leaders to stand against wickedness. Guide President Trump’s decisions, every day. That he’ll see what to do. He’ll know what to say. Keep moving and declaring it’s going to get better. Let Your light shine upon his path. A reversal of the virus.

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