Prayer Summary for Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pastor Ray shared…

This week we have our Vision meetings for 2015, so brother Mark Hankins and his wife, Trina, are here. He read a prophecy from brother Hagin and it was so good to hear it. There was so much in it. The one thing that he talked about is when brother Hagin had a visitation from Jesus and a little devil appeared between them making noise so that he couldn’t hear what Jesus was saying. He was waiting for Jesus to do something about it and then he realized he had the authority and then rebuked the devil and it took off. Brother Mark talked about our authority that He’s given us. When brother Hagin questioned the Lord about scriptures to confirm that, He gave him four scriptures to stand on in His Word about the authority that He’s given each of us. I’ve always thought of that, “Yes, we have authority. And we have authority over the devil,” but then he went on further and talked about what brother Hagin had talked about finances. And how he was praying for money. He didn’t have money. His car was worn out. His kids were hungry, you know, down the line. The Lord told him to stop praying for money. I enjoyed hearing that again and have that readjusted in my mind that we’re not to pray for money. What do we do? We call it in! And we declare an amount. He said to declare an amount and then call it in, command it to come forth, bind the enemy and then loose the ministering spirits and say, “Go get the money and bring it to me.” Or bring it to “us.” This can be applied both individual and corporate. My wife, Sandy, couldn’t come last night so she was watching the service online. When I got home, she was fired up. When he got to a point where he stopped and said for this church, for Living Word, “Pastor Mac, do you have an amount?” He said 62 million. So we agreed on that and declared that forth. We believe we did what brother Hagin said to do. Take authority over the devil, loose the ministering spirits, and call it in. He reminded us that it’s been done. We’ve already won. The money is not in heaven, like he said last night. God’s not a counterfeiter. He’s not going to make some dollars in heaven and drop it in a bag to us. So for us, our part is to use the authority that He’s put within us and declare it forth. So then he had us all declare an amount. I heard someone behind me say, “200 thousand!” So I declared more than that. I just had a figure come up. When I got home, I asked Sandy if she was listening when he talked about that. She said, “Yes” and she told me the amount and it was exactly the same. So we agreed! I was here and she was at home. I love that. But I didn’t mean to go on about that, but I like to be reminded again and again the battle and the victory has already been won and our place is to use the authority that He’s given to us and take that authority in faith, believe it, declare it and receive it! That was just a little hors d’oeuvre this morning.

There is one other thing I wanted to do before we sing. I found this in the Revival Study Bible. It’s a complete Bible all about revival. It is available in the bookstore. Based on the beginning of Psalm 40, in the Amplified where it says, “I waited patiently, expectantly for the Lord and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings and he’s put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear and revere and worship and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord when they see that.” In the Message Bible there is a commentary from Steven Hill and I wanted to go through it. He used the New King James Version. “I waited patiently for the Lord and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God. Many will see it and fear and will trust in the Lord.” This is what he said about it.

Excerpt from the Revival Study Bible…

The first words of Psalm 40 are the key to the first three verses of this same Psalm. The first word of Psalm 40 is “I.” “I,” not my pastor, not my father, not my mother, not my brother, not my sister, not my friend. You cannot pass this first word off on to another. If revival is going to come to your heart, it will begin with the word “I.” Revival is personal.

The second word is “waited.” The second word of the Psalm is “waited.” Waiting implies dependence. Waiting implies trust. Waiting says, “I’m listening.” Waiting says, “I need help!” Waiting says, “I have a plan and my plan is to wait, in full trust upon the Lord.” Revival is planned.

The third word is “patiently.” Revival is personal, it requires a plan but most importantly, it implies a posture—the posture of a patient disposition. Patiently says, “I’m in no hurry.” Patiently says, “I’m here as long as it takes.” Patiently says, “In your time, Lord, not mine.”

Look what happens after those first three words:

He inclined to me
He heard my cry
He brought me up out of a horrible pit
He brought me out of the miry clay
He set my feet on a rock
He established by steps
He put a new song in my mouth

Look who gets in on the blessing:

Many will see it and fear and will trust in the Lord

Ray continues sharing…

Our steps are established and a lot of times in prayer, we’re declaring things out front to be lined up that we’re walking where we need to walk. Yesterday I was in a prayer group and was listening to a person and inside I thought, “What’s with you? What is the problem?” If we’re not in joy, if we’re not in our hearts, if we’re operating through fear, it stands out like a big bright lightbulb and everybody knows. But on the other hand, they’ll see it when we’re walking with Him. We’re up and going somewhere. We’re not down about the weather or whatever. Our joy and our strength is from heaven above. But our joy is not about the weather. It’s about Him.


Watching while we pray and lifting it up
Preparing as we move, preparing all the steps that are yet to be walked out
Not giving in but staying steadfast and strong in the Lord in the way that we’ve been called to go
It’s individual but it’s corporate too
Staying together and going through together and moving ahead
Leaning not so much to our own understanding but trusting
Steady in the Church, steady in the body of Christ
We lift up the body of Christ and plead the blood of the Lamb over the body
Lifting it up, keeping it on the road
Assembling together in a sustained way, a continuance
That will work and it is working
We watch over that and every part of it, every detail
It’s an increase but it has to be covered in the blood and watched over, declared to come forth
Stable and fixed
That cannot stop it; it shall not be derailed
It shall work out right in Jesus’ name
Contending all the way
That’s increase, there is a furtherance
Elements, be lined up—the best is yet to come
Greater days and greater steps
Running with the call and the plan
Pieces and parts, positions and hearts, calls and declarations and words
Revealing where the Church rises up now
Where boundaries are pushed out and increase cannot hide
There’s a mandate for it, a call for it and the call is upward

It’s for the church now to rise up and take its place and be no so dependent upon the natural ways or the world’s ways or the political plans and way. But rising up and taking that position of authority… it doesn’t matter how big it is or how small, the Word works. And the Word works against it and the Word works for us. And the Word works on our behalf and is operating through the Church. Some things have to be restored now. In Jesus’ name, we declare it from this place all around and those “911” situations. We declare restoration there. Healing. Receiving. Prosperity of every kind—spirit, soul, and body. We pray for the pastors and declare supernatural strength to pastors to enable them to rise up and lead and declare that corporately the Church will continually move there. Maybe some things have dried up but in Jesus’ name, we declare today a filling up, a restoration.

Mary sings out a supply of the Holy Spirit toward ministries and pastors and churches…

Holy Spirit, flow in those places… rivers flow, rivers go, flooding the churches of the living God. Holy Spirit, flow and go. Flooding each place, overflowing tributaries, rivers flowing, let them flow. Rivers, go now in Jesus’ name.

Singing now toward universities and schools…

Holy Spirit, penetrate them, universities, all over, all over this city, all over this state, all over the nations all over the world… Schools, by Your Spirit, overflowing, rivers flow to each one. Rivers of life.

Singing to the homes …

Changing, changing, changing households, make anew, restoring, healing, overflowing with Your goodness… removing that which would hinder… marriages are being restored and made new… turning and changing… being rearranged and made new again…

Atmospheres are changing in Jesus’ name
Cities all over this nation—revival
The outpouring is coming

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