Prayer Summary for May 3

Prayed…

Hallelujah, worthy is the Lord
All of the glory, honor and praise goes to You
We give it all to You, and we bow before You, Father
Yes, we love, worship and magnify Your precious Holy name
Thank You for what was done for us, through Your son on the cross
We thank You for the blood that was shed, and we use that blood today
Declaring the blood of Jesus over this day, Lord

Scripture Focus…

However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. (12)  I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now. (13) But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future]. (14) He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you. (15) Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
(John 16:7, 12-15 AMPC)

And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams. (18) Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom]. (19) And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor; (20) The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes—that great and notable and conspicuous and renowned [day]. (21) And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the Lord—Christ] shall be saved.
(Acts 2:17-21 AMPC)

Shared…

The following excerpt is taken from The Holy Spirit by Billy Graham:

If we are to live a life of sanity in our modern world, if we wish to be men and women who can live victoriously, we need this two-sided gift God has offered us: first, the work of the Son of God for us; second the work of the Spirit of God in us.

If you believe in Jesus Christ, a power is available to you that can change your life, even in such intimate areas as your marriage, your family relationships, and every other relationship. Also, God offers power that can change a tired church into a vital, growing body, power that can revitalize Christendom.

Unfortunately, this power has been ignored, misunderstood, and misused. By our ignorance we have short-circuited the power of the Holy Spirit.

There is nothing that God is that the Holy Spirit is not. All of the essential aspects of deity belong to the Holy Spirit. We can say of Him exactly what was said of Jesus Christ in the ancient Nicene Creed: He is very God of very God! So we bow before Him, we worship Him, we accord Him every response Scripture requires of our relationship to Almighty God.

Who is the Holy Spirit? He is God!

If we as Christians try to make ourselves better or good or even acceptable to God by some human effort, we will fail. Everything we have and are and do comes through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has come to dwell in us, and God does His works in us by the Holy Spirit. What we have to do is to yield ourselves to the Spirit of God so that He may empower us to put off the old and put on the new.

All Christians are committed to be filled with the Spirit. Anything short of a Spirit-filled life is less than God’s plan for each believer.

It is interesting that we often say someone is “under the influence” of alcohol. Now that is somewhat the meaning of being filled with the Spirit. We are “under the influence” of the Spirit. Instead of doing things only with our own strength or ability, He empowers us. Instead of ding only what we want to do, we now are guided by Him. Unfortunately millions of God’s people do not enjoy the unlimited spiritual wealth at their disposal because they are not filled with the Holy Spirit.

Christians have more equipment and technology for evangelizing the world than ever before. And there are better trained personnel. But one of the great tragedies of the present hour is this: Christians so often lack the fullness of the Spirit with its true dependence on God’s power for their ministry.

I think it proper to say that anyone who is not Spirit-filled is a defective Christian. Paul’s command to the Ephesian Christians, “Be filled with the Spirit,” is binding on all of us Christians everywhere in every age. There are no exceptions. We must conclude that since we are ordered to be filled with the Spirit, we are sinning if we are not filled. And our failure to be filled with the Spirit constitutes one of the greatest sins against the Holy Spirit.

I am convinced that to be filled with the Spirit is not an option, but a necessity. It is indispensable for the abundant life and for fruitful service. The Spirit-filled life is not abnormal; it is the normal Christian life. Anything less is subnormal; it is less than what God wants and provides for His children. Therefore, to be filled with the Spirit should never be thought of as an unusual or unique experience for, or known by, only a select few. It is intended for all, needed by all, and available to all. That is why the Scripture commands all of us, “Be filled with the Spirit.”

Continued Praying…

Father, You are so welcome in this place
We thank You for Your presence, we yield to You and we yearn for more of You
A sustaining power and a strengthening today!
There is an end to some things, and a beginning to some new things!
You have given us the keys, the Master’s key
We cooperate with You, Lord
Calling for aid, help and assistance
Divine, supernatural, holy help from heaven today
Hallelujah, Holy Spirit, You are so wonderful
We know that we need more of You
You are revealing those things that are to come and we thank You for it, Lord
Those things are being rearranged and changed all to the glory of God
We magnify You!
Holy, holy, worthy, worthy are You
Lifting up and honoring the precious name of Jesus
Thank You for the things that we have not yet seen
We look out ahead for the things that are to come
Yes, we will continue to walk more and more in our destiny
Holy Spirit, we give You all of the glory
We magnify Your word, Your name and Your presence in our lives
Thank You, Holy Spirit, for filling us today
Our lives are being changed from one degree of glory to another
Holy Spirit, You are living within us
We ask for an infilling of Your Spirit within us, Lord
Hallelujah, we open up our hearts to You
Yes, we do call on Your name and lift up Your name
There is no other name but the name of Jesus
Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that You are Lord
You are Lord over our nation, and the Lord over the face of the earth
Jesus is Lord!

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