Morning Prayer Summary for Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Pastor Tim led us singing Good, Good Father

Pastor Ray…

As long as we have breath on this earth, we choose to praise You, Lord, all the way through. We just don’t think it but we speak it, sing it, and declare it. Hallelujah.

Have you been barely awake, you are so sleepy that you can barely move your lips? But something comes up that you must speak it out. The Bible makes that clear over in James, say it and say it and say it.

Scripture focus…

(32) When Mary came to the place where Jesus was and saw Him, she dropped down at His feet, saying to Him, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.
(33) When Jesus saw her sobbing, and the Jews who came with her [also] sobbing, He was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. [He chafed in spirit and sighed and was disturbed.]
(34) And He said, Where have you laid him? They said to Him, Lord, come and see.
(35) Jesus wept.
(36) The Jews said, See how [tenderly] He loved him!
(37) But some of them said, Could not He Who opened a blind man’s eyes have prevented this man from dying?
(38) Now Jesus, again sighing repeatedly and deeply disquieted, approached the tomb. It was a cave (a hole in the rock), and a boulder lay against [the entrance to close] it.
(39) Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead man, exclaimed, But Lord, by this time he [is decaying and] throws off an offensive odor, for he has been dead four days!
(40) Jesus said to her, Did I not tell you and promise you that if you would believe and rely on Me, you would see the glory of God?
(41) So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.
(42) Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send Me [that You have made Me Your Messenger].
(43) When He had said this, He shouted with a loud voice, Lazarus, come out!

To me that was an absolute faith “Come Out!” Not a crying or begging; wishing or hoping. He made a faith command.

(44) And out walked the man who had been dead, his hands and feet wrapped in burial cloths (linen strips), and with a [burial] napkin bound around his face. Jesus said to them, Free him of the burial wrappings and let him go. John 11:32–44 (AMPC)

Pastor Ray…

I wrote this in my Bible, “Loose him and let him go!” In other words, take off all those things that were still binding. To me that’s a two-step deal. First, He basically said, “wake up and come out of there.” But he was still bound. So, He commanded again by telling them what to do, take off all of those burial clothes.

The song that we have sung so many times, “He’s our Waymaker,” He is. He has made a way for us on the Cross. The point I am trying to make, He didn’t just come to where Lazarus was and wait on the Father to do something. Because He knew His Father, He commanded Lazarus to wake up and come out.

For us, when we think He is our Waymaker and we maybe can’t sense it or see it. Jesus is not just going forth to do it. Well, He already did do it. He went all the way! Took all those steps to the Cross and we know He has given us the authority to use our faith command. He is our Lord and Savior. It’s up to us to command, say, declare, pray, speak. Amen.

We are co-laborers together. That is why the Word says we are His hands and feet, His body.

Scripture focus…

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 (AMPC)

If we are not seeing the glory of God, there is something in our heart that still needs some fixing, repairing, restoring in Jesus’ name. We are all called to be vessels of His glory. We’ve been prepared for that.

(23) And [what if] He thus purposes to make known and show the wealth of His glory in [dealing with] the vessels (objects) of His mercy which He has prepared beforehand for glory,
(24) Even including ourselves whom He has called, not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles (heathen)? Romans 9:23–24 (AMPC)

(28) The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord.
(29) Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]? Jeremiah 23:28–29 (AMPC)

Pastor Ray…

So, when we speak the Word of God, it has unlimited power. So, we are co-laboring together. He is with us, the power of the Holy Spirit is in us. It’s good for us to just check up on our hearts. How do we do that? We check up on what we’ve been saying, what we are believing in faith.

We have to read the Word, study the Word. It is necessary but it’s not enough to just think about it. But we must think about it, keep going over it like that. I heard this one pastor put scripture in his wallet where his money was. Every time he reached for some money, he got the Word of God.

The Word makes it clear, we are free from fear, we’ve been given His authority, we are His mouthpiece on this earth. I am saying all this to resay, Jesus said to Lazarus, “Come out!” He didn’t whine or cry about it there and hope and plead.

Have you ever done that kind of prayer? When my father died, I was eighteen and I wasn’t born again. I still remember being in the chapel begging God for my father’s life. I didn’t know anything else. I didn’t know the Word. But today we’ve been given so much truth about what the Word says we are to do.

We see Him as He is, the Waymaker but we also see Him as the One who already made the way. He made the way for today, the times we are living in, whatever the situation might be, whatever the blockages were, the chains that need to be broken, the rocks that need to be crushed, whatever!

Pastor Tim led us singing Waymaker

Pastor Ray…

Just singing “You are moving in our midst,” those are words of faith.

All of the prayer requests that come in here to Living Word from online or in the sanctuary, they are all requests for the Waymaker to make a way in some way. The best prayers that come in are requests like a prayer. “Praise God! I am healed by the stripes of Jesus! I’m whole! I’m healthy! He’s My Lord! My King! Agree with me! Thank you!”

We agree with you in Jesus’ name! We are only too happy to agree!

Pastor Tim led us singing Waymaker

Pastor Ray…

When you were singing out us being seated in our heavenly place, that’s so high above that even the shout of the enemy we cannot hear. We will not hear his voice trying to get us to go in his way, over into fear, lack, trying to get our confession turned around upside down. We can’t even hear the enemy’s ways, plans, or ideas! We only hear what the Word of God has said and He has said, “I’ve given you my authority! I’ve given you the ability to walk in total complete victory!”

(Shouts of Victory!)

Ms. Jeani…

Jesus was the Son of God and the Son of Man. He is the example of a man rightly related unto God. He also said we would do greater things and this is the time to do greater things.

A relationship is not one sided. God wants to do everything with us. In fact that’s how He does things on the earth! And we want to do everything with Him. That’s how we do things on the earth. That’s how Covid is defeated! That’s how wickedness is defeated! Co-laboring with the Son of God because Jesus finished that work as the Son of Man.

I declare revelation right now comes to the body of Christ, a co-laboring Church that co-labors with Him, knowing that Jesus already lives in us and rest in that and join with Him in real-time manifested goodness, seen in the earth right now. We can legally command that because it’s already finished!

We don’t need a degree to get this done! We already have what we need. Today, we continue to co-labor with Him because Jesus, the Son of Man, rightly related to God, He already gave us the example! He wept knowing that Lazarus would be raised from the dead. Meaning, He knows what we are experiencing. We have a Savior. We have a friend. We have a lover of our soul that has been through it all already and can relate to us perfectly. Father, we thank You for that.

Pastor Ray…

Thank You, Lord. Sometimes we haven’t maybe experienced yet but the Word tells us we will. With a thankful heart, it brings about great expectation it will come to pass. We will see it, that we will walk in it, experience the fullness of the glory of God!

Pastor Tim led us in Thanksgiving

Ms. Jeani…

You know those days when you’re tired, you can still co-labor by leaning into Him. It’s not works. This is not about works, just lean into Him. Those days when you are thinking, “I don’t have the faith,” just rely on the faith of God. I proclaim right now, “The enemy no longer gets to lie to us with familiar lies.”

If you are tired, lean in and He’ll give you rest. If you are tired, lean in and your yoke will become easy. Just lean in! If you don’t have answers, just look up. Because He’s in you and He already knows what you are experiencing! He knows what’s happening in the earth and He’s laughing! Ha, ha, ha!

I don’t know if it matters at all but it matters to Him. You can do this! Ha, ha, ha! That’s what He is saying to us! You can do this! You can do this! You can do this! You can do this!

The stakes are high! But when the stakes are high, the reward is Great! The reward is abundance! You can do this! Just lean into Him and He’ll convince you, you can do this. He’ll do it! He’s doing it right now.

Pastor Ray…

We lean further into Him. We cannot have too much of the Holy Spirit. We need more of Him for us to be overflowing with His precious Holy Spirit for His love to permeate wherever we go.

A Prayer for Our Nation

Heavenly Father, I come before You in the name of Jesus on behalf of the United States of America. I pray for a shield of divine protection over this country and for insight and uncovering of all terrorist activity. I rebuke the spirit of fear, terror and division. It has no place here.

Father, You said the heart of the king is in Your hand, and You turn it whichever way You choose. So I ask You to direct the heart and mind of President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence. I pray for the wisdom of God, that they make the right decisions. I pray for their divine strength and health. I set myself in agreement with them that we receive these things in Jesus’ name. I give thanks that our government is upon Jesus’ shoulder, and I hold up in prayer all the men and women in positions of authority over us in any way. I am lifting up the three branches of government, Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches, at every level. State, local and federal. I pray that the Spirit of the Lord rests upon them and a hedge of protection surrounds them.

I believe skillful and godly wisdom enters into their hearts and knowledge is pleasant to them. Discretion watches over them. Understanding keeps them and delivers them from evil and from evil men. Lord, I believe You give them revelation of Your perfect will, and all their decisions are divinely directed by You. I thank You, Lord, for bringing change to the politics of our nation. Thank You for changing the voices of influence to speak in agreement with Your Word. I ask You to send laborers, filled with Spirit of wisdom and might to surround our leaders with godly counsel and insight. I also ask You to remove from positions of authority those who stubbornly oppose righteousness and replace them with men and women who will follow You and Your appointed course for America. Your Word declares that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” I receive Your blessing and declare with my mouth that Your people dwell safely in this land and they prosper abundantly.

You said in Your Word that if Your people would turn from their wicked ways and pray. You would heal the land. So, Lord, I repent for the sins of this nation. I ask that You would cleanse us and forgive us for idolatry, witchcraft, the sin of abortion, what we have done to the sanctity of marriage and the spirit of division we have allowed to rule in our nation and every kind of disobedience. Grant this nation a spirit of repentance and cover with Your mercy. As we turn back to You, Lord, I believe our land is being healed.

As we enter the final hours of the last days, I ask for the spirit of faith, the working of miracles, for signs, wonders, gifts, and demonstrations of the Holy Spirit and power to be in strong operation. Let believers in the United States and in every land be unified to stand strong in faith in Jesus, the Anointed One and His Anointing that Your glory may be revealed in all the earth.

I thank You that the good news of the gospel is published in our land, and Your Word prevails and grows mightily in the hearts and lives of the people. I declare that Jesus is Lord over these United States!

Thank You, Lord, that these requests come to pass, I believe I receive, In Jesus’ name. Amen!

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