Prayer Summary for Friday, August 19, 2016

Jerre led in worship …

Pastor Ray shared…

Today, I’m believing for a manifestation all across the earth of God’s love in the Church, the body of Christ. That the body of Christ in the nations, the different companies of believers, become unified together under the name that is above all names. What is that name? Jesus! I’m believing right now that a manifestation of that love from heaven would begin to permeate the whole body. Every part of the body—for individuals and different companies of believers. But that there would be great change. It’s just a matter of yielding to Him, opening our hearts and just choosing to walk in that love.

Jerre shared…

When you talked about the different companies of believers, it reminded me of this morning when Pastor Steve and I were talking in the car about a call I got at the front desk years ago. This is about the love of God and being sensitive in the different companies of believers. The call was from a chief that was going to pow wow and he wanted to talk to Pastor Mac about what he thought of the revival. Pastor Mac was out of town at the time. So I talked to him about some of the things that had happened in the revival and the fruit of it.

I talked about the lady whose husband had just been killed. When she came up to give her testimony, she was laughing. Those in the meeting were shocked. We were thinking, “Uh oh! What is this!” But we knew enough to stay in love. So we sat back and rested and let her say what she was going to say. But we were like, “Hmmm this does not fit in our little box.” She said, “Don’t get me wrong.” Remember, I’m telling the chief this. The woman said, “Don’t get me wrong. I loved my husband but I had such a spirit of grief on me so strong that I couldn’t get out of bed. When that joy came on me, that spirit of grief left. It’s gone! It’s gone! The anointing has destroyed the yoke.” Then she fell in a pile on the floor laughing.

I was able to tell the chief that particular story. That was a fruit of what had happened during revival. And he said, “Thank you. I want to present this at the pow wow,” and that’s a nation of people. I said, “We have to stick together. We’re the body of Christ and we need to love each other and help each other.” I said, “Have a blessed day.” But it’s so important to be open to the Spirit of God so He can get us out of the box, so we can pray with liberty. Pastor Lynne used to say, “capacity.” She would always talk about capacity but to be able to pray without boundaries so the people groups can be reached.

Florence shared…

I was wondering when I would be able to share this. I really have a heavy heart concerning love in the church and the different people that we have. This is what I saw in a dream. In the dream, I saw myself here in this prayer group. I was telling everybody to look to the person next to you. Just look at your neighbor right now. Not your sister, or husband… somebody that is different from you. What comes to mind when you’re looking at this person? Good vibes? Bad vibes? Fear? “I don’t know you. I don’t want to know you. You look different.” You know?

We’re here to pray. But when you’re praying, you are in the spirit and the Spirit does not have any boundaries. There are vibes that you are putting out. The vibes you’re putting out to me as you look at me even without saying anything is going to define the way I will pray seated next to you. Can you see how limiting or how liberating that can be?

Have you ever sat next to a person and you can’t express yourself even though you’re not looking at them? But you’re just sitting next to them. I want us to be very careful that when we come in, let us not judge. Judge not lest you be judged. And as you spread those wrong vibes to your neighbor, you are limiting yourself to pray.

How many people come into the sanctuary and you cannot pray? You cannot raise your voice up to pray even though you want to. How many of us feel limited? I am so free I can shout and I can sing and I can do anything. I mean nothing limits me. But before I reached there, I had to strengthen myself in my spirit and say, “I do not care what somebody says about me or thinks about me. I am here to praise God and I am here to seek Him.” Until I came to that place, I was not able to pray.

Pastor Ray has made us walk in freedom in this place. I just love it. But seriously, in prayer, I looked over to whoever was sitting next to me and I could feel the negative vibes that were coming toward me. But I would not receive it. I refused to receive that vibe. I said “I am here to praise God and you cannot judge me because He thinks good things about me. The wrong things you are talking about me will not land on me. They have no room in my spirit.” That’s what I was saying in that dream. So I continued in my freedom. But how many of us here as we look at people who are around us are being limited to go into the presence of God because of the negative vibes we receive? It has to start here. We have to be free in the spirit before we can go out there and do what the Lord wants us to do.

Jerre shared…

The Lord has been speaking to me about eyes of love when we look at one another. When we look at people with eyes of love and think the best, then we’re walking in the spirit. Just recently I said, “Lord, instead of having the eyes of love all the time I’ve been having some negative.” He was sweet and said, “That’s because you think negatively of yourself and that comes out. This is not what I think of you.” I went, “Ahhh…” So our ability to have eyes of love is knowing His unfailing love for us and how He loves us. That’s how we can love one another. I’m just saying that to love one another and to be able to pray effectively, think of the way He thinks of us… He loved us so much He died for us.

Barb shared…

Sometimes it’s a bit of a stretch because you have to get outside of yourself and not let your flesh control you. Just a couple weeks ago, we went out to the coast. Our niece is involved in a large church there. We were out running around and she said, “They’re having this big picnic for some of the volunteers. Do you mind if we stop?” Okay. So we think we’re going to be there for about five minutes and about three hours later, we’re getting in the car.

We’re sitting there in a group of about 2 to 3 hundred people. We do not know anyone except our niece. So I’m sitting across from this couple. And they’re just staring at me and I’m staring at them. Then the Holy Ghost was like, “These are your people. You talk to these people like they’re a [indistinguishable].” I said, “You’re absolutely right. I would want someone to do that for me.” So I looked at her and I said, “Tell me, what do you do? I know you’re involved in the ministry.” She just started talking and they were so excited to share what God was doing with them and through them, cuz somebody… You could just see how happy and excited they were that somebody was actually interested, that they weren’t just a person showing up and nobody cared about them.

But back to what you started at the beginning. I thought it was so interesting… this is a huge church out on the coast and they have seven campuses. My niece said that it’s not a church where they have a move of the Spirit or the gifts of the Spirit. She said just in the last few weeks, my pastor said, “We need the move of the Holy Ghost. We need to operate in the gifts of the Spirit.” I said, “Praise God! That’s what we pray about here all the time.” We want everyone else to experience what we know is so amazing. Because when you experience God, it’s great. You read the Word. You hear a message, but when He manifests Himself to you, then it’s real. You have something that you can hold onto. “God did this for me.”

In the Old Testament, they used to build altars every time they wanted to remember something that God did. Every time God manifests Himself to you, it’s like it builds an altar in you. You say, “I remember He did this for me here. He did this then and He’ll do it again.”

Pastor Ray shared…

That’s what we do with prophesies. I like to bring back up in my spirit the things that were spoken over this ministry. I refresh myself in what the Holy Spirit said either about this church or about “the” Church… Florence, I love what you shared about letting that love come through the corporate group of prayer to one another. That makes me almost want to cry. It’s so sweet.

I listened to this prophecy that came through brother Hagin in 1963. It was a vision about America. I listened to it yesterday. It was a while ago and to hear brother Hagin’s voice when he spoke this, it was powerful. I want to read it. It is about fire.

Kenneth Hagin’s Never-Before-Published 1963 Vision

[This vision was given to the late Kenneth E. Hagin in 1963. It was shared with me by a friend with inside connections to old archives of teachings and prophecies never before published or made public. I believe it is now the time to share such prophecies for the hour of the manifestation of these things is upon us.]

Yea, the hand of the Lord was upon me… the Spirit of God moved upon me… the voice of God spoke unto me and said, “Come up, come up hither, son of man.”

I went, as it were, up into the air and stood with Him, the Head of the Church, even the Lord Jesus Christ in the air. And as I looked down upon the ground, I could see as a man laid out before me the entire nation—all the states of the continental United States. And as I looked He said, “Behold, son, and I shall show you that which shall come to pass and that which the eyes of many shall see. And they shall remember that their ears heard that it shall come to pass.”

For there came a dark hand up out of the ocean from the east, even from the Atlantic Ocean. It came up out of the sea as a hand and as it rose up into the air it became a dark cloud and it filled the whole atmosphere. Yea, and it swept in like a storm at sea. And I said, “Oh, Lord, Oh, Lord! Oh, Lord! What’s the meaning of this?” And He spake unto me and said, “Son, that is the darkness of atheistic communism that is sweeping across the nation—even in the minds of men in high places and politicians with great power. And this nation shall not grow more strong and you shall not have more liberty than you have now, but liberties that you’ve known and you’ve seen shall be seized and taken from you.”

And I looked again, and I could see upon the mountain a blotch as though a bottle of ink had been spilled and spread out over several states in the south and east. And then I looked and I could see spots splotched all over the map and I said, “Lord, what meaneth this?” He said, “Communistic inspired hatred among races shall cause greater turmoil than your nation has seen heretofore. Yea, it is not the will of God but men’s hearts are perverse and they walk without the love of God and seek to have their own way. And so it shall be worse than you have seen.”

And I said, “O, Lord! Is there a remedy? What shall the answer be?” He said, “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceived and being deceived.” And then I said, “Oh, Lord! Do we have nothing to look forward to in the future except the darkness, the blackness, war, destruction, and evil?”

He said, “Son of man, forget not your text for you look at the things not seen.” [The title of his message was “Looking at Things Unseen.”) So then I looked into the spiritual realm, and I saw falling upon that mountain a ball of fire from heaven. The closer to the earth, the bigger it got. And then when it came to the earth, it divided into small balls or sparks of fire. And it fell upon men. And I saw an army of men rise up and it seemed as though their hands were fire. And there sat upon their heads a tongue of fire. When I first saw it, it seemed like their whole heads were on fire but it was tongues of fire leaping. I said, “What meaneth this?”

He said, “Before the worst shall come and the day of darkness encompasses, there will be those who shall go and who shall carry the fullness of My truth and the fire, not only to the states of this nation but to many other places. For there is a work that must be done, first spiritually, before the Lord shall come. Now prepare ye your hearts for the time is at hand and the beginning is now; and ye shall see and ye shall know for the hand of the Lord is upon you and many of you shall be used in these last days and the work shall progress.” Hallelujah to Jesus!

And I said to Him, “Oh, Lord! May I have a small place to work?” He said, “I shall cause thy tent to be enlarged. Yea, thou shalt have an enlarged ministry and thou shalt minister to many where you ministered to a few. Therefore, go ye back to the earth and be thou faithful and give forth that which I tell you to give for you have been reluctant in days gone by to tell it. Now tell it boldly and speak it true for now is the day what it shall be so.” Hallelujah! Praise God!

For the word of the Lord came unto me saying, “The prophetic vision shall be restored unto the Church, for even in the days of old under the Old Covenant the prophet would see by vision and prophesy, and so the prophetic vision shall be restored unto the Church. And this is the time, and this is the hour, and this is the place. Praise God. Hallelujah! [End]

Can we receive that for now? We can! I receive it. It’s similar to the vision of Tommy Hicks when the giant began to raise up off the earth and shake off all the junk and debris and the deception and the doubt and darkness and began to stand up straight. The giant represented the Church. In 1961, Tommy Hicks received it twice in a dream. He saw liquid light. Here Hagin said it was tongues of fire. It was almost like sparks on the heads of men and women, all over the earth. They began to move forth like a great army. That’s exactly what was seen through Tommy Hicks two years before brother Hagin saw all this.

To read the full Tommy Hicks vision, click here.

I thank God for brother Kenneth E. Hagin.

Years ago before I got Spirit filled, Sandy was going to Living Word at North Hennepin. I couldn’t see myself going there. They met in a little college. We had been in a larger church; the pastor knew about being baptized in the Holy Ghost but he didn’t want to speak about it. I don’t know if he was filled, but he didn’t want to talk about it because he said it was too controversial. Some people in the church did and some didn’t and he didn’t want to cause a stir.

Sandy would give me different Kenneth E. Hagin booklets like “Why Tongues.” I’d look for books that spoke against it. Duh… Talk about stupid. Deception! Then the place where I was working part time, this lady had just gotten filled with the Holy Ghost and she was on fire. She started giving me these same Kenneth E. Hagin books, especially the one on “Why Tongues.” That’s just the love of God. Sometimes we can receive things that we did not even know about if we just walk in the love of God and yield ourselves and not judge people. Because we don’t know. We have no understanding about what other people have gone through, what situation they’re in and what they’re dealing with, what the Devil has tried to steal from them. I’m thankful for the ministry of the Holy Spirit today.

Barb shared…

We got back from vacation about a week ago. I always come to prayer on Friday. I told the Lord, “I will come if I’m in town. I will be in prayer.” Thursday I woke up and my back was stiff and my time clock is off because we were still trying to switch over from being on coast time. I’m driving to the office and I said, “Lord, I just want to let you know I’m not going to prayer tomorrow. My back hurts. I’m tired. I don’t even think I can get up that early.” So I go to my office and all I’m going to do is take a folder and put it in the conference room and leave. Five minutes in the office.

So I go in my office, take the folder over and walk back to my office to lock it up and I hear a knock on the side door of our building. I thought, “Who knocks on the door. Everybody has a key.” So I walk over there and open the door. It’s this person from church! He goes, “Hi Barb!” I said, “Hi.” And it’s not someone I see all the time. He said, “The Lord sent me here to give you a word.” I thought, okay. I was going to be there for five minutes. In and out. Had he been 30 seconds later, he would have missed me. But God knew where I was.

He started to speak out some things and then he said, “And about corporate prayer, He really wants you to know how important corporate prayer is.” I said, “Are you kidding me?” Lord! I said, “Okay, I’m going tomorrow. I’ll get up. Whatever it takes, I’ll make myself go.” I said, “You know my back has been bothering me and while you’re talking to me, it’s actually being agitated.” I said, “You need to pray for me.” He said, “Okay.” So he prayed for me. And, of course, within an hour or so all the pain was gone. Before I was walking around like a penguin I was so stiff. It was all lifted.

I thought, “You know, like Ray said, you never know what someone is going through. You when you look at someone, if you can look at them through the eyes of love and the eyes of God… This man said he was on his way out of town to go on vacation and the Lord told him, “Go over here. Go down this road.” He said, “Okay.” He said, “I know Dave and Barb’s office is over here but I don’t remember where it is.” The Lord said, “Turn here, turn here, turn here” and he got him there right at the right time.

That’s what God can do through you! If you say, “Lord, who needs my help today? How can I be used today.” He will send you to the people that need a simple word, a touch on the shoulder. “It’s going to be okay. You’re going to make it. God’s going to get you through this thing.” God wants to use every single one in the body of Christ. Don’t even look at somebody and say, “Well, Barb Tafoya wouldn’t need a word from the Lord. She hears from God every single day.” Guess what? I did! I needed him to say, “You need to get to prayer on Friday. I don’t care if you’re tired.” Sometimes people need that and don’t ever look at them just from the natural.

This is what the gentleman told me. He said “Every morning I wake up and say, Lord, where do you need me to go? Who do you need me to speak to?” I thought, I love that. Sometimes we can get so caught up in our daily lives and we don’t see the people that are around us. People need help.

Pastor Ray…

Let the Holy Spirit give you a nation to pray about. A nation of people. Just open your heart. It may be more than one. I want us to begin praying in other tongues for the nation that came up in your heart. Just pray in other tongues. I believe that while we pray in other tongues.

Group prayed in the Spirit…

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