Morning Prayer Summary for Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Ms. Annie led us singing Take Me Away

Pastor Ray…

Hallelujah, I love it. Thank you, Ms. Annie. That’s the theme that I had this morning. It’s all about Him, devotion to Him.

The following is a poem by A. B. Simpson:

Once it was the blessing, now it is the Lord Once is was the feeling, now it is His Word Once His gifts I wanted, now the Giver own; Once I sought for healing, now Himself alone. Once twas painful trying, now tis perfect trust; Once a half salvation, now the uttermost. Once ‘twas ceaseless holding, now He hold me fast; Once ‘twas constant drifting, now my anchor’s cast. Once ‘twas busy planning, now ‘tis trustful prayer; Once ‘twas anxious caring, now He has the care. Once ‘twas what I wanted, now what Jesus says; Once ‘twas constant asking now ‘tis ceaseless praise. Once it was my working, His it hence shall be; Once I tried to use Him, now He uses me. Once the power I wanted, now the Mighty One; Once for self I labored, now for Him alone. Once I hoped in Jesus, now I know He’s mine; Once my lamps were dying, now they brightly shine. Once for death I waited, now His coming hail; And my hopes are anchored, safe within the vail. A.B. Simpson

(24) Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also]. (25) For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it everlasting]. Matthew 16:24 –25 (AMPC)

There is a difference between devotion to principles and devotion to a person. Hundreds of people today are devoting themselves to phases of truth, to causes. Jesus Christ never asks us to devote ourselves to a cause or a creed; He asks us to devote ourselves to Him, to sign away the right to ourselves and yield to Him absolutely, and take up that cross daily. The cross Jesus asks us to take up cannot be suffering for conviction’s sake, because a man will suffer for conviction’s sake whether he is a Christian or not. Neither can it be suffering for conscience’ sake, because a man will go to martyrdom for his principles without having one spark of the grace of God in his heart. Paul says, “Though I give my body to be burned, and have not [love], it profiteth me nothing” (1 Cor. 13:3). What then is our cross? Our cross is something that comes only with the peculiar relationship of a disciple to Jesus. It is the sign that we have denied our right to ourselves and are determined to manifest that we are no longer our own, we have given away forever our right to ourselves to Jesus Christ.

Full Identification With Christ

The sweetest part, if one may speak of one part being sweeter than another, is the rest which full identification with Christ brings. I am no longer anxious about anything, as I realize this; for He, I know, is able to carry out His will, and His will is mine.

It makes no matter where He places me, or how. That is rather for Him to consider than for me; for in the easiest positions He must give me His grace, and in the most difficult, His grace is sufficient. It little matters to my servant whether I send him to buy a few cash worth of things, or the most expensive article. In either case he looks to me for the money and brings me his purchases. So if God places me in great perplexity, must He not give me much guidance? In positions of great difficulty—much grace; in circumstances of great pressure and trial much strength. No fear that His resources will be unequal to the emergency!

And His resources are mine, for He is mine, and is with me and dwells in me. All this springs from the believer’s oneness with Christ, and since Christ has thus dwelt in my heart by faith, how happy I have been!

Ms. Annie led us singing Take Me Away

Pastor Ray…

Changed, changed, always changing. What would you do if time stood still? What would you do if your clock stopped? What would you do with the time that was allotted to you when time stopped suddenly. Would you spend more time with Me? For the time wasted without Me can and will eventually waste opportunities I’ve set out in front for you. Time wasted, time not spent in this place expecting change. For it’s My change not your change. It’s My change in you that will continually lift, manifest, and strengthen you to do the things that I have put out in front of you to do. So, time won’t stop. Time will speed up, saith the Lord. And times and you know hours and minutes and seconds will seem like they’re racing by. So take hold, take hold of your time and spend more in Me and with Me and you shall do or fulfill more of those things that I have called you to fulfill.


And that time is the precious commodity that Mary Magdalene poured out over Jesus. She spent a lifetime saving and she was luxurious in her sacrifice for Him out of love and appreciation and praise. The precious commodity of time that we pour out, we just pour out over the One that knows us, the One that we love.

Pastor Ray…

Today, today, begin to expect it today, the boundaries to be pushed out, the stakes to be pulled up, and put way out, for expansion of time, expansion of days are in these days. These are the days of increase, of greater degree in Me through Me.

Cares have to leave, they have to go, they must go, they must leave

Preparing My Church for the latter days, for a shining bright light will draw others to Me

Be the commander that I have called you to be

Command it, demand it of the enemy and he shall flee

Did I not, have I not said it, “this nation is changing, this nation is moving”

Have I not made it clear through prophets, not just 2018 but before that it will be okay, it will turn out right, that I am not finished with America, it will be alright

Boundaries, expectations, days, days, weeks, months (ha, ha, ha)

Watch over My ways, an end to it, an ending, see it, receive it, and walk into it That’s freedom


Out of my distress I called upon the Lord. The Lord answered me and set me free in a large place President Trump, in a large place! And not just in a large place but free! Free! Free! Free in deed! He declares “The Lord is on my side, I will not fear! What can man do to me!” We proclaim that over you even right now, President Trump! The Lord is on your side! He goes before you! You do not fear! What can man do to you? And we say “Nothing!” Because He has freed you as you cry out to Him; He has put you in a large place! Free to operate, free to hear from Him, free to command—free, free, free indeed!

The Church, the Church, free in a large place! Why do I tell you “Do not fear”? Because man will try to do things but I would answer you “He can’t do it, because I have freed you—do not fear!”

(20) This is the gate of the Lord; the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall enter through it. (21) I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You, for You have heard and answered me; and You have become my Salvation and Deliverer. (22) The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. (23) This is from the Lord and is His doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. (24) This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (28) You are my God, and I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You; You are my God, I will extol You. (29) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever. Psalm 118:20–24, 28–29 (AMPC)

We rejoice in knowing, we rejoice in hearing, we rejoice in standing We rejoice in expectation knowing that Your Word is true Blessed are You, oh Lord Ms. Annie led us singing in tongues Pastor Ray… Higher, further, it’s out beyond

The following is a prayer for our nation by Pastor Lynne Hammond:

Father, in the name of Jesus, and according to your Word, we pray for those in authority in our nation. We lift up President Donald Trump, his family, his staff and cabinet members. Let Your Word cling to them and let them not depart from your plan. Strengthen them with mighty power by your Spirit to stand against wickedness, lies and deception. Guide President Trump’s decisions; let Your light shine upon his path and show him the path of reversal for every evil way. Continually surround him with godly men and women who impart wise counsel to him. Cause the way of the wicked to be set to confusion and come to nothing. Deliver us from the traps and snares the enemy has laid for us, and let the wicked be caught in their own devises and be brought to shame. We take authority over the plots and plans of the enemy against this nation. Let prideful and lying lips be silenced in Jesus’ name. Slanderers will not be established in America. We pray for our Congress, our Supreme Court, our Military leaders and our intelligence agencies. Let the wisdom that is from above reign in this nation and be constantly speaking to our leaders. We exercise the authority you have given us to tread down all the power of the enemy. We cast down and demolish imaginations and arguments that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God, and we bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. We bind spirits of strife and division, civil wars and tumults, spirits of hostility, lawlessness and blasphemy, and fires from hell that have burned in our cities. We speak grace and peace over America. We pray and believe for the voice of truth, salvation, revival and restoration to be proclaimed and heard across our land. Grant unto your servants everywhere that with all boldness we may speak your Word. We pray for a mighty outpouring of your Spirit with signs, wonders and miracles. We expect the wisdom of this world that is earthly, sensual and devilish to depart and vanish until Your, mighty work in America becomes a beacon of hope for all people everywhere. We expect the voice of rejoicing to be heard in our nation for your goodness, mercy and prosperity, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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