Morning Prayer Summary for Thursday, December 17, 2020

Pastor Ray prayed…

Thank you, Holy Spirit. We welcome your presence this morning. Again, we need you. We’re thirsty for more of you. We yield ourselves to you this morning and whatever you want to say or whatever you would have us to do. The notes that should be played, we give it all to you. We yield ourselves to you this morning. You’re so good. Thank you, that your mercies are new every day. Hallelujah. You’re leading and guiding us into truth. Thank you so much for it, Lord. Thank you. Hallelujah.

Pastor Ray shared…

This morning, I want to start out with just a couple scriptures from John four. I was tempted to get my old red-letter Bible out because there’s a lot that Jesus said here. But just beginning in verse eight, when Jesus came to the well He’d been out doing the work of the ministry. He came to the well, and He sat on the edge of it and sent the disciples off to the village to buy food. And so beginning then in eight: “Soon, a Samaritan woman came to draw water and Jesus said to her, “give me a drink of water.” Get that picture. He’s just sitting there. He’s tired. He’s thirsty. He says to her, “give me a drink of water.” “Surprised, she said, “Why would a Jewish man ask a Samaritan woman for a drink of water?” Jesus replied, “If you only knew who I am and the gift that God wants to give you, you’d ask Me for a drink and I would give to you living water. The woman replied, But sir, you don’t even have a bucket. And this well is very deep. So, where do you find this living water? Do you really think that you are greater than our ancestor, Jacob, who dug this well and drank from it himself, along with his children and the livestock? And Jesus answered, If you drink from Jacob’s well, you’ll be thirsty again and again. But if anyone drinks the living water I give them, they will never thirst again and will be forever satisfied. For when you drink the water, I give you, it becomes a gushing fountain of the Holy Spirit, springing up and flooding you with endless life. And then the woman replied, Well, let me drink that water so I’ll never be thirsty again and won’t have to come back here to draw water.”

She kind of missed the point.

“So Jesus said, go get your husband and bring him back here. But I’m not married, the woman answered. He goes, that’s true. For you’ve been married five times and now you’re living with a man who’s not your husband. You have told the truth. And the woman said, you must be a prophet. So tell me this, why do our fathers worship God here on this nearby mountain? But your people teach that Jerusalem is the place where we must worship. Which one is right? And Jesus responded, believe me, dear woman, the time has come when you won’t worship the Father on a mountain nor in Jerusalem, but in your heart. Your people don’t really know the one they worship. We choose worship out of our experience for it’s from the Jews that salvation is made available.” Verse 24 “From here on worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place, but the right heart. For God is a spirit and He longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore Him in the realm of the spirit and in truth. And the woman said, this is all so confusing, but I do know that the anointed one is coming, the true Messiah. And when He comes, He will tell us everything we need to know.” Verse 26, “Jesus said to her, you don’t have to wait any longer. The anointed one is here speaking with you. I am the one you’re looking for.”

That just kind of hit me this morning. It’s not confusing. He has come and I just love that part. It’s not where we are. It’s not just at church where we can worship Him, but it’s with the right heart. It’s not the right place. It’s the right heart and that’s where we’ve worship Him from. So just reminding ourselves that God is a spirit and He longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore Him in the realm of the spirit and in truth. Hallelujah.

So we’re going to do that for a bit. We’ll just check ourselves and be sure we’re in our hearts when we lift Him up.

Annie and her husband, Danny, lead group in worship…

Pastor Ray…

We bow before you and humble ourselves. We’re changed in this presence in this place. We are changed. We are changing. We will change in your presence, Lord. Thank you for your presence. Holy Spirit, thank you. Hallelujah.

Annie, let’s sing about the blood a little bit, and then there’s something I need to go over. So let’s magnify the blood just for a little while.

Annie led group in singing about the blood…

Pastor Ray…

I felt this morning that we entered into this scripture of John 4:14. “If anyone drinks the living water that I give them, they’ll never thirst again and will be forever satisfied forever ever and ever. For when you drink the water that I give you, it becomes a gushing fountain of the Holy Spirit springing up and flooding you with endless life.” Hallelujah. I felt like we’d just entered right into that scripture and definitely the fountain was overflowing. And for us, we’re changed. Anytime and every time we spend this time in His presence like this, it lifts up our eyes heavenward. It’s heavenly. It’s miraculous. It’s supernatural. It can be normal if we do it, if we yield. So thank you, precious Spirit for that living fountain of your precious, precious fullness. Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Father.

Well, hallelujah. I’m so glad, Danny, that you chose to play the piano this morning. The anointing has been on the notes and the words, of course, Annie.

So, I want us to go over a short confession for healing. To me, there are two main major things that will try to ruin December, Christmas, the celebration of Jesus, the birth. One would be symptoms, sickness, pain of any kind, whatever that would be. It has to bow its knee. We’ll put it like that. And so I’ll go down through this. It’s really, really good scriptures and just a little bit of confession about healing. And then tomorrow we’ll go through some prosperity finances. So healing and finances, two things that could attempt to ruin Christmas. But no. We’ve not entered into dark days of winter. We’ve entered into blessed days of winter.

Confession from Exodus 23, 25, 26

Father, your Word says that you take sickness from the midst of us and the number of thy days we would fulfill. So we will fulfill the days that we’ve been put on this earth to fulfill. And we’ll fulfill them healed and whole. So just because of the short time that we have left this morning. I won’t make you say everything I say. I’m just going to change this into a plural.
Therefore, we refuse to die before our time. We refuse that we refuse it. We refuse it. We refuse it.
We’ll not die one day nor one second before we should.
You’ve promised us long life and we will settle for nothing less.
We will not have a heart attack. No. We’ll not have a stroke. We’ll not be cut down by the enemy in any way in Jesus’ name.
And the number of our days shall be fulfilled by the loving care of our heavenly Father.
Our family needs us. Our church needs us. The body of Christ needs us. Therefore, we shall stay in this body for our full allotted time.
Revelation 1:5, Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law. That’s Galatians 3: 13. In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins
Ephesians 1:7, and then on to Him that loveth us washed us from our sins in His own blood. That’s Revelation 1:5.
Lord, the curse of the law is for those who are guilty of sin.
They can expect sickness, disease, but not us. (Let’s check our inspectors, and be sure we’re expecting total healing and wholeness all the way through.)
We declare that we’re not guilty because we’ve been justified by the blood of Jesus.
Lord, look on us and search us. Can you find any trace of sin left after the blood of your Son has cleansed us?
That’s a good question. No, that’s the answer.
Can you condemn it? Ask and search through all heaven and hell and see if there’s any record of our transgressions against you. Check your own memory, which is infinite, and you will say “I have no remembrance of your ever having been charged with one sin.”
Our sins and inequities, you will remember no more. (That’s from Hebrews 10).
Shall not the judge of the earth do right? Will we who have no sin or sins against us and are not guilty of breaking your law have to bear its curse of sickness and disease? No.
Shall one of your promises fail? No, because we are not guilty. We are the righteousness of God.
You’ve taken sickness away from the midst of us. It can’t touch us. Can’t stick to us.
And the number of our days, we will fulfill.
We are redeemed from the curse of the law by Christ Jesus and His precious blood.
Satan, we resist you in the name of Jesus. God is our defense. Satan, go in Jesus’ name. Leave! Whatever your operation was trying to be, whatever you had planned, go! Get out! Leave!
The body of Christ is healed, whole, healthy, restored because of the blood of Jesus.
We’re cleansed. And we’re washed. (Hebrews 2:14.)
That by going through death, He might bring to naught and make of no effect him who had the power of death, that is the devil.
We are he that liveth. We were dead and behold, we’re alive forevermore. Amen. And have the keys of hades and of death. (Revelation 1:18)
Father, who has the power of death. Your Word says Satan did have, but now your Son, Jesus, has the keys of death. He has the power of death. He took those keys by His mighty power when He descended down into the lower parts of the earth. He is Lord over death.
We cannot die until He personally turns the key. He boldly say that He will not turn the key until our days are fulfilled.
We’re your children? We’re joined with you in reaching this lost world for the gospel for the good news. No demon nor devil can kill us. No disease or sickness can kill us. We cannot die until our Savior who loved us and redeemed us says it’s time. Therefore we fear not. God is in charge. We will live on and on and on doing the work of Jesus. And when it is time, we’ll just fall asleep in Him. All sickness has left our bodies.
Freedom in Jesus’ name. You, O Lord, have taken our sicknesses away from the midst of us. Gone! (Colossians 1:13)
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.
I boldly confess before your throne that I have resisted the Devil.
And he has fled from me taking all his symptoms with him.
He has nothing on me.
He has no power over me. With His stripes, I am healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
Father, I say this boldly, not on the basis of sight or feelings or symptoms, but rather in the face of them “by His stripes, I am healed all day long.” I’m healed, I’m healed, I’m healed, I’m healed. Hallelujah. Therefore, I believe this in my heart, and I say it with my mouth, and it is mine.
I walk in divine health.
I have no sickness, no weakness.
God is the strength of my life. I will do the work of God joyfully and successfully because I’m healed.
I will believe, act, and talk like it’s all based off your Word, Father.
You watch over your word to perform it and make it good. (Jeremiah 1:12)
Pastor Ray continued…

Now let’s close our eyes. Annie, let’s go back to that first song and do that. I want us to be sure we’ve exited out of the natural realm, out of our minds, out of our thoughts, whatever we came with that was bothering us. Worry has to go! For the future is bright. And we serve the King of Kings, who is the light. Hallelujah.

Annie led group in worship…

Pastor Ray…

Today, let’s purpose to let this living water come through us to others. And one way to do that is just to walk in love. Keep a smile. I feel like the more time that I’ve spent in His presence, it changes the way I drive. I’m serious! I have more patience than ever. So I want to remind you tomorrow morning, we’ll be receiving communion. So if you are tuning in, you can have some elements ready and we’ll do that together all over the earth from wherever you’re tuning in from.

Thank you so much for tuning in this morning and praying with us and being lifted with us. So we thank you for this day, Lord, all of the glory and all of the honor, you get it. In Jesus name. Amen. Hallelujah.

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