Morning Prayer Summary for Thursday, October 04, 2018

Mary led group in worship…

♪ We wait for You… ♪

Pastor Ray shared…

When we ask the Lord “for more,” we get more. It’s true in the natural. When grandchildren ask for more, they get it! We’re asking the King of Kings and Lord of Lords for more of His presence in our lives. He answers. He comes. But there’s always more of Him. That’s why we keep asking for more of Him.

Yesterday we went over Romans 8:26–28. I saw this concerning that same scripture. It’s from brother Hagin in his book, “Tongues: Beyond the Upper Room.” He quoted T.J. McCrossan, author of “Bodily Healing and the Atonement.” He was a noted Greek scholar and a university professor. He pointed out that the word “helpeth” in the phrase “likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities” actually comes from three different words. One root word means “to take hold together;” the second means “with,” and the third means “against.” So this phrase could literally read, “Likewise the Spirit also taketh hold together with us against.” That means the Holy Spirit takes hold together with us in prayer against the obstacles and hindrances we encounter in life.

Brother Hagin talked about how you know when the Holy Spirit is taking hold with you when He’s helping you. And you know when He’s not. He used an example of when he was teaching at Rhema. He got word that a lady that they all knew was in the hospital and she was in a “911” situation. She was dying. So he called all the students together to pray for her. Day number one, they prayed for her. Day two, he called them together and prayed for this lady. Day three, he called them back in for prayer again. They’re all praying and he said inside of him, “Holy Spirit, it just seems like you’re not taking hold with us.” What he heard in response was, “No, I’m not because she’s going to die.” Whoa! He said, “I didn’t know what all had happened in this woman’s life or background.” He didn’t know a lot about her. But the Holy Spirit did not take hold because she was going to die. He went, “Praise God, hallelujah. Let’s all stand up and lift up our voices to praise God and we’re done.” The next day, she exited out of this earth.

I shared that to say we need His help. We need the Spirit’s help to do the work if we’re talking about the government, our leaders, the President, the judge that needs to be placed… all these things. We’ll continue to pray about them because He takes hold with us … “against.” That’s the part I like. He’s working on our behalf and He’s working against those obstacles and those things that try to get in the way or come up with a wrong plan and try to move the Church in another way. But we have the Holy Ghost within us. We know what’s happening to a point. But He knows everything. So when we start praying, we lift up our prayers and pray by the Spirit, He’s taking hold with us and He’s working with us. Those things that need to take place, they will take place.

If we need help physically, He helps us there. If we need help in our joy, He helps us there. Whatever it is that we need, He comes to help us to come against every obstacle of the enemy. Alright?

Erika shared…

I was at home, preparing, seeking the Lord for today to see what He would have. There were things that seemed right. “We’ll go with that today.” When I got back to the little room that I use back there, it didn’t seem right anymore. It was like, “No, you can’t do that.” He wouldn’t have taken hold of that. It would have been a good little deal and would have profited you in some way. But He directed me that “We’re staying on the USA.” He’s taking hold together with us about that. I’m re-reading “Reese Howells Intercessor.” If you’ve not read that, I encourage you to read it. It’s excellent and helpful.

He was talking about a position that the Lord had him take concerning an individual that he was praying for and looking for results. He prayed and maintained his position and felt like he had it. But they got into a meeting and they were praying and it was “No. Don’t pray about it. It’s done.” So it’s about the Holy Spirit leading, in charge of your life, not you in charge of your life.

Today we’re going to talk about pleading our case. I want to go over some scripture.

Isa. 1:18, “Come now, and let us reason together.”
Isa. 41:21-22, “Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring far your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. Let them bring them forth… let them shew the former things… that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them.”
Isa. 43:26, “Put me in remembrance, let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”
Isa. 45:11, “Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the works of my hands command ye me.”
Phil. 4:6, “Do not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in every thing by prayer and petition with thanksgiving continue to make your wants known to God” (Amp.)

Now we’re going to define what it means “to prevail.”

To prevail means “to win mastery, to become effective, to urge successfully, to triumph, to succeed.” That’s the purpose in praying. Brother Hagin used to say all the time how people would come up and he would ask them, “Well, what are you praying about?” They would say, “I’m just praying…”

To petition means “a prayer, supplication, entreaty, to a person of superior power. … A formal request addressed to an official person having power to grant the request … to implore or to solicit as a petition the court.”

Eph. 6:18, “Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end, keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people)” (Amp.).

Weymouth: “Pray with unceasing prayer and entreaty in every fitting occasion in the Spirit and be always on the alert to seize opportunities for doing so with unwearied persistence and entreaty on behalf of all God’s people.”

Jesus didn’t leave us alone to be on your own. And you’re just going to have to figure this out.” He said, “I’m sending another One like Me.” The same Holy Spirit who will lead and guide us just as if Jesus was right here with us.

George Mueller talks about this method of “holy argument.” The world is full of arguments. He describes holy argument as “ordering our cause before God, as an advocate would plead before a judge—is not only almost a lost art, but to many it actually seems almost puerile. And yet it is abundantly taught and exemplified in Scripture. Abraham in his plea for Sodom is the first great example of it. Moses excelled in this art, in many crises interceding in behalf of the people with consummate skill, marshaling arguments as a general-in-child marshals battalions. Elijah on Carmel is a striking example of power in this special pleading. What holy zeal and jealousy for God! It is probable that if we had fuller records we should find that all pleaders with God like Noah, Job, Samuel, David, Daniel, Jeremiah, Paul, and James have used the same method.

Of course, God does not need to be convinced: no arguments can make any plainer to Him the claims of trusting souls to His intervention, claims based upon His own word, confirmed by His oath. And yet He will be inquired of and argued with. That is His way of blessing. He loves to have us set before Him our cause and His own promises: He delights in the well-ordered plea, where argument is piled upon argument.

We are to argue our case with God, not indeed to convince Him, but to convince ourselves. In proving to Him that by His own word and oath and character, He has bound Himself to interpose, we demonstrate to our own faith that He has given us the right to ask and claim, and that He will answer our plea because He cannot deny Himself.

But by the Holy Ghost, His written Word and the word the Holy Spirit speaks, it better be on the inside or He has nothing to call up by the Spirit. You got that? You have to know Him and the things that please Him. The Holy Spirit can’t call up on the inside of you things that will help your case if you don’t know the Word.

Frequent were the instances of the habit of translating promises into prayers, immediately applying the truth thus unveiled to him. For example, after prolonged meditation over the first verse of Psalm IXV, “O thou that hearest prayer,” he at once asked and recorded certain definite petitions. This writing down specific requests for permanent reference has a blessed influence upon the prayer habit. It assures practical and exact form for our supplications, impresses the mind and memory with what is thus asked of God, and leads naturally to the record of the answers when given, so that we accumulate evidences in our own experience that God is to us personally a prayer-hearing God, whereby unbelief is rebuked and importunity encouraged.

Then I want to share from “Mighty Prevailing Prayer” by Wesley Duewell. He says there are seven holy pleas.

1. Plead the honor and glory of God’s name.
2. Plead God’s relationships to you.
3. Plead God’s attributes.
4. Plead the sorrows and the needs of the people.
5. Plead the past answers to prayer.
6. Plead the Word and the promises of God.
7. Plead the blood of Jesus.

Isn’t that good? I was reminded that Pastor Lynne and Patsy and a couple other people were talking with brother Hagin. They asked, “Did you teach about this? Was this something that you did?” They just knew about it. But we can’t just know about it. We have to teach the next generation and everybody who comes into the kingdom of God.

How We Come Pleading the Blood of Jesus

Heb. 4:16, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

Heb. 10:19 –22, “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, His flesh: and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”

You’re cleansed by the blood! Your past is forgotten. Gone! You don’t have to come in shame and guilt and condemnation. He said to come boldly because My blood has already done the work.

“There is no more prevailing argument we can bring before God than the sufferings, blood and death of His son! –Wesley Duewel

“The master key is the blood and the name of Him that died and rose against and ever lives in heaven to save us unto the uttermost.” –Charles Spurgeon

Wesley Duewel

“When you walk closely with God and you are His constant companion in communion and constant partner in prayer, you have a Spirit-given freedom in prayer that enables you to place your pleas and arguments before the Lord without fear or strain.”

Pleading with God is almost as natural to you as expressing your love to the Lord.

After all, your holy argument with God and your Bible-based reasonings as you plead are largely for God’s sake and are accompanied with total submission to His will. While there may be some personal interest at times because of natural ties, your plea is primarily for Christ’s sake.

Plead the blood. Pray until you have the assurance of God’s will. Pray until you have been given by the Spirit, a vision of what God longs to do, waits to do. Pray until you are gripped by the authority of the name of Jesus. Then, plead the blood of Jesus.

The name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus… glory in them, stake your all on them and use them to the glory of God and the routing of Satan.

Bring before the Father the wounds of Jesus… recall to the Father the strong cries of the Son of God as he prevailed for our world and for our salvation… plead the cross… plead the blood… plead them over and over again.”


Father, we believe that You are God of this nation… we believe there is a great turn and change in America… we thank You that You formed this nation, men and women seeking freedom to worship You… that is one platform we do plead our case concerning this United States… we thank You there is a great move to the Holy Spirit in this nation… You are stirring, awakening Your people to arise… we plead the blood over our President and his family and cabinet and staff members… no weapon formed against them will prosper… we ask You would cause them to see and hear… send forth laborers that each one might know of Your love and mercy… thank You for the anointing on President Trump… it is operative and functioning… bringing about change… he will land his feet in this state today… that anointing will be operative in this state… that this state will turn more and more to the right… to the rightness and plan of God… respond, in Jesus’ name… take your place… we call that severed… lies and deceptions severed from this state and this nation… exposed by the light… supernatural aid and assistance by Your Spirit… we loose angels to work on our behalf in this state… there is a bending going on… a change going on… opportunities are arising… the Church will seize it… from one degree to another… stepping into their places and positions…

Pastor Ray shared…

When you started praying for the President as he comes to this state. He’ll set his feet in this state, but it was before he actually put his feet down. When the plane hit the ground of this state, something began to shake. And there was a shaking in the realm of the spirit as we declared for months and months and months ago down at US Bank Stadium and we began to declare over Minneapolis and St. Paul… we spoke over these cities and the state. We declared what the Word of God has declared. I know there was more to it. We just only knew what to do at that time. But we’ve never ever had this happen before an election like this where the President comes to the state. And he has stood up for the Church. He stood up for what the Word of God has said. He’s done things for the Church that we’ve not seen a President do up until this time. But we know there’s more. We know there are other things that are about to take place. But we declare this morning that when he begins to speak, there will be an anointing and it will break some things that never were able to be broken in the state of Minnesota before… up until this time! But this is the time and the hour and the state right now that will experience a shift. We declare it by faith. We plead the blood over every aspect of it. We prepare for the words he will speak in this state. We’ve called for it year after year after year. Continually contended for this state to move. And we believe and we declare and we receive a move of God.

Mary led the group in worship…

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