Morning Prayer Summary for Monday, January 11, 2021

Scripture Focus…

On the day Pentecost was being fulfilled, all the disciples were gathered in one place.  (2) Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! (3) Then all at once a pillar of fire appeared before their eyes. It separated into tongues of fire that engulfed each one of them. (4) They were all filled and equipped with the Holy Spirit and were inspired to speak in tongues—empowered by the Spirit to speak in languages they had never learned!

(5) Now, at that time there were Jewish worshipers who had emigrated from many different lands to live in Jerusalem. (6) When the people of the city heard the roaring sound, crowds came running to where it was coming from, stunned over what was happening, because each one could hear the disciples speaking in his or her own language. (7) Bewildered, they said to one another, “Aren’t these all Galileans? (8)  So how is it that we hear them speaking in our own languages? (9)  We are northeastern Iranians, northwestern Iranians, Elamites, and those from Mesopotamia, Judea, east central Turkey, the coastal areas of the Black Sea, Asia, (10) north central Turkey, southern Turkey, Egypt, Libyans who are neighbors of Cyrene, visitors from all over the Roman Empire, both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs.  (11) Yet we hear them speaking of God’s mighty wonders in our own dialects!” (12)  They all stood there, dumbfounded and astonished, saying to one another, “What is this phenomenon?”

(17) ‘This is what I will do in the last days—I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will experience dreams from God. (18) The Holy Spirit will come upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they will prophesy. (19) I will reveal startling signs and wonders in the sky above and mighty miracles on the earth below. Blood and fire and pillars of clouds will appear. (20)  For the sun will be turned dark and the moon blood-red before that great and awesome appearance of the day of the Lord. (21) But everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”

(22) Peter continued, “People of Israel, listen to the facts. Jesus, the Victorious, was a Man on a divine mission whose authority was clearly proven. For you know how God performed many powerful miracles, signs, and wonders through him. (23)  This Man’s destiny was prearranged, for God knew that Jesus would be handed over to you to be crucified and that you would execute him on a cross by the hands of lawless men. Yet it was all part of his predetermined plan.  (24) God destroyed the cords of death and raised him up, because it was impossible for death’s power to hold him prisoner. (25) This is the very thing David prophesied about him:

‘I continually see the Lord in front of me.
He’s at my right hand, and I am never shaken.
(26) No wonder my heart is glad and my glory celebrates!
My mouth is filled with his praises,
and I have hope that my body will live
(27) because you will not leave my soul among the dead,
nor will you allow your sacred one to experience decay.
(28) For you have revealed to me the pathways to life,
and seeing your face fills me with euphoria!’
(Acts 2:1–12, 17–28 TPT)


Thank You, Father, for the baptism of Your Holy Spirit
You have filled us, renewed us, and restored us!
Yes, You are making things new, doors are being opened up to us, Lord
Thank You for bringing about greater changes and opportunities
Impossibilities are possible with You, Father!
We believe and trust in You, Lord
Calling for hidden things to be revealed and for the lies to be exposed in Jesus’ name
Thank You for the blood that was shed; we plead that blood over every believer
Impossibilities are being turned around to possibilities!
All of our hope and strength is in You, Father
Declaring that our future is bright, and things are moving more in the right way
You are pouring out Your Spirit upon Your body
Let the fire fall!
Give us eyes to see, ears to hear, and words to speak
We lean over onto You, Lord
Orders, orders, orders!
No, we cut that out and down and take authority over that in Jesus’ name!
We will abide in You!
Shalom—restored and made right
No, the blood is against you, and the truth shall be uncovered and exposed
Steps and upward momentum
Thank You for the words from heaven
We press into that, moving forward, speaking and declaring it in the name of Jesus
Grant unto us a greater revelation, Father
No we cut you out and we cut you off, stop in your maneuvers
We cast you down in Jesus’ name


Seven Impossibilities Jesus Made Possible

1. Power over quality. At a wedding in Cana, when the wine ran out, Jesus told the servants to fill six stone pots with water and take a cupful to the headwaiter. Putting the cup to his lips, the waiter tasted that Jesus had not only turned the water into wine, but the best wine. (John 2:1–12)

2. Power over distance. Later, a royal official came to Cana to ask Jesus to heal his dying son in Capernaum, about twenty miles away. Without moving, Jesus told him, “Go back home. Your son will live!” (4:50). He healed the boy from a distance.

3. Power over time. By the pool of Bethesda, Jesus saw a man who had been disabled for 38 years. The Lord commanded him. “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” (5:8). It didn’t matter that the man had been lame for almost four decades; when Jesus said “walk,” he walked!

4. Power over quantity. Next Jesus fed a crowd of over 5,000 people with five small loaves and two sardine-sized fish (6:1–15). How could so little feed so many? The math didn’t add up for the disciples, but lack of enough never limited Jesus’ ability.

5. Power over nature. When a strong wind stirred up the sea and terrified disciples strained at the oars to make it to shore, Jesus walked on the water and calmed the storm (6:16–21).

6. Power over misfortune. In Jerusalem, Jesus noticed a man blind since birth. Without hype or hoopla, the Light of the World brought light to the man’s eyes (9:1–7).

7. Power over death. When Lazarus died, his siters’ hopes died with him. However, Jesus transformed their impossibility into the perfect opportunity to glorify God by bringing Lazarus back to life (11:1–44).

Humanly speaking, each of these problems seemed as impossible as calculus to a preschooler. But to Jesus, the solution was obvious. He understood, “What is impossible for people is possible with God” (Luke 18:27)

“O Sovereign Lord! You made the heavens and the earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!” (Jeremiah 32:17).

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