Prayer Summary for Thursday, June 15, 2017

Group worshiped…

Erika shared…

It’s a privilege and honor to gather as the body of Christ. Did you get that? They can’t do that everywhere in the world. Christians are dying today because they believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. We’re so thankful and grateful for the freedom and liberty we have.

This morning we are going to pray about situations in the earth. I’ve been going over Billye’s book, “How You Can Pray in the End of Days.” Billye tells about how this phrase kept coming to her. “A body hast thou prepared for me, a body hast thou prepared for me.” We know the basic meaning was that of Jesus. The Father prepared Jesus, but the revealed meaning came to Billye as one of the Lord’s chief needs in the earth in the last days was a body through which He could work. He can’t do anything without a body that is working with Him.

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So a body through which He can work can bring His will and His plans into the earth. That’s the way He could legally do it. And He can stop and start the strategies of the enemy. We can’t get into this thing, “Well, we’ve heard this for 30 years.” That’s right. And until He comes, through this ministry, you’re going to hear about the authority of the believer that God has given through the precious blood and turned over to the church. Amen? Understanding the authority of the believer is of top importance in working with God in prayer in the end of days. For one thing, believers who understand it are not afraid. They humbly operate in authoritative power. … The rapidly approaching end of the age is witnessing a tremendous increase in the activity of the powers of darkness… [He lists several reasons for this that he saw.] To meet the situation the Church of Christ needs a new conception of prayer. The urgent call is for men and woman, wholly yielded to the Lord, whose eyes have been enlightened to see the ministry in the heavenlies to which they have been called. Such believers … may in union with the great Head of the body, exercise an authority to which the powers of the air must give place wherever challenged.” [end quote]

That’s what we’re about, especially in this place and in these days. We need to keep ourselves stirred up about it. And it’s not by might. It’s not by power. But it’s by His Spirit. He gave it to us. We have to believe it and receive it and walk in the light of it. It doesn’t do any good if you’re just, you know, cowering in a corner somewhere because somebody somewhere has decided to come against you. So today we’re going to use our authority. Is that good?

Pastor Ray shared…

We have been confessing and declaring over the United States. We’re not just doing it because we watch the news and go, “Oh my gosh…” but you can watch the news and go “Oh my Lord!” We’re going to keep it up because the devil is keeping it up and keeping it up. He defeated but he’s trying to act like he’s not.

Annie was very kind to put this together a few months ago. It’s a great petition about our country. First of all, this isn’t something old that we had for years, scriptures to pray for our President. Psalm 80:14–19. There are some different translations here. I’ll read a couple. This is the Amplified.

“Turn again, we beseech You, O God of hosts! Look down from heaven and see, visit, and have regard for this vine! 15 [Protect and maintain] the stock which Your right hand planted, and the branch (the son) that You have reared and made strong for Yourself. 16 They have burned it with fire, it is cut down; may they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance. 17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the son of man whom You have made strong for Yourself. 18 Then will we not depart from You; revive us (give us life) and we will call upon Your name. 19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts; cause Your face to shine [in pleasure, approval, and favor on us], and we shall be saved!” (Amp.)

King James

“Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; 15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself. 16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. 17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself. 18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name. 19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.” (KJV)

Contemporary English Version

God All-Powerful, please do something! Look down from heaven and see what’s happening to this vine. 15 With your own hands you planted its roots, and you raised it as your very own. 16 Enemies chopped the vine down and set it on fire. Now show your anger and destroy them. 17 But help the one who sits at your right side, the one you raised to be your own. 18 Then we will never turn away. Put new life into us, and we will worship you. 19 Lord God All-Powerful, make us strong again! Smile on us and save us.

There are more translations on this but I wanted to get down through this petition that Annie put together for us. Annie would you like to read it?

Annie shared…

No, but could I just say something about it? I really didn’t approach it from praying for our nation. Remember, you handed me “The Rules for Radicals” and asked for scriptures about that. The Rules for Radicals was written by Saul Alinsky who lived years ago.

Pastor Ray… He was looking forward to going to hell.

Annie continued… Yes, he was looking forward to going to hell. He was brought up in the Word of God. He wrote the book for community organizing, quote unquote.

Pastor Ray… He wanted to do some organizing in hell.

Annie continued… We won’t go there. Saul wrote 12 or 15 steps, strategies that you would use to rabble rouse and overthrow authority and create trouble. I guess it’s considered so effective that the Tea Party movement handed out his book. Even conservative organizations were saying he was this brilliant guy. Pastor Ray asked if I could come up with some scriptures that contradict each one of these? As I meditated over it, the Lord wouldn’t let me go there. I would have to study each one of these strategies that supposedly was so brilliant and then I would have to come up with a scripture to thwart it. My spirit just kept stopping there. The scripture that came up in my heart was… I can remember what it was. But we don’t take the counsel of the wicked. We don’t walk in the way of the wicked. We don’t think about their counsel, because God’s ways are higher.

This is really something that I can take in every aspect of my life. I don’t want to react to anything the Devil is throwing at me. Instead, I want to let the wisdom of God, right? The Word of God well up and the Holy Ghost respond, right? So I just started meditating on the way of the wicked is not something I’m interested in. But the way of the wicked God turns upside down. So the only reason I wanted to say that was it can seem sort of negative almost. I just wanted to put it in perspective. It’s more just this was my response to all the things the Devil says he’s planning. This is how the Word of God came up in my heart to respond to the Devil’s strategies. Does that make sense?

Pastor Ray responded… It does, thank you. When you sent the petition to me, you said “He who sits in the heavens laughs.” Yes!

Annie interjected…
At all of their plans and plots because He sees the end of it. He sees the end from the beginning. So we can look at what all they’re doing and be dismayed. But God says not to be dismayed. Instead, we meditate in His Word day and night and we let His Word come up out of us and be the answer.

Pastor Ray continued… Thanks for explaining that. In this petition, we’re doing this respectfully. We’re not trying to come against the Lord or trying to make Him do anything. He’s already said what He did and it’s in the Word. So we’re lining all of this up with the Word.

Petition to the Lord About Our Enemies

Lord, the heathen peoples, those that are outside of covenant with You, have thronged tumultuously together. They’ve plotted a vain and empty thing against You and against Your anointed. But You, Lord, have said that the plots and the plans of the wicked shall come to nothing. We believe Your Word, Lord, so we do not fear them. For by Your power and anointing, they are bread for us. Their defense and shadow of protection has departed from them. But You are with us and we are well able to go up and take the promise and take the Promised Land, which You have destined for our blessing. You, Lord, have covered our heads in the day of battle and You do not grant the desires of the wicked. You allow the evil of their own lips to cover them and You do not allow a slanderer to be established in the earth. Our eyes are upon You, O God, and in You we take refuge. You keep us from the snares that they have laid for us and from the traps of the workers of iniquity. You let the wicked fall into their own nets while Your people escape safely. You set a guard, Lord, over their mouths and keep us from practicing wicked works with man who work iniquity. We refuse to eat of their so called delicacies. Or to take part in their counsel. We make no friendships with angry men and we do not learn their ways. We do not envy the violent and we choose none of their ways. For the way of the wicked is as deep darkness and they do not know at what they stumble, but the path of the just is as a shining light that grows brighter and brighter. And by Your word, our path is well lit, plain and straight, right out before us. We will set nothing wicked before our eyes. We hate the work of those who fall away from Your ways and Your Word and it shall not cling to us. A perverse heart will depart from us and we refuse to know or be acquainted with wickedness. We choose to behave wisely in Your perfect way, O God. When will You come to us? We learn Your ways, Father God, and we choose Your thoughts. For Your ways are higher than Our ways and Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts. We choose Your wisdom and Your words for the so called wisdom of this world is vanishing away and coming to nothing. But the Word of God stands forever. We do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor do we stand in the ways of the sinners, nor do we sit in the seat of mockers. We delight ourselves in You and in Your Word, Father, and in Your laws. And we do meditate day and night, for You watch over the way of the godly but the way of the wicked will vanish and come to nothing. Righteous Father, the foolish things that You’ve chosen are wiser than the wisest wisdom of this world. And the weak things that You’ve chosen are stronger than the strongest things of this world. Your gentle two-edged tongue of truth will break a bone. You break the shields of the wicked and You cause the wars they incite to cease, stop. Your Word, O Lord, is settled forever in the heavens. There is none who can deliver out of Your hand, Lord. For You will work and who will reverse it? So, Lord, we decide and decree things You’ve declared in Your Word and those things will be established for us. Your light will shine upon our pathway.

Now, Lord, look on the threats of those who oppose Your ways and grant unto us, Your Servants, boldness, that with all boldness we may speak Your Word, that we may declare Your Word boldly as we ought to do. For Your Word runs swiftly through the earth, and Your Word is not chained. It will not return to You void, but it will prosper in the thing to which it is sent. Shall not the righteous God avenge His own elect who cry out to Him day and night? Yes, He shall avenge them speedily! And when the Son of Man returns, we desire that He would find faith in us, His people! Yes, Lord, may You find faith in us.

Lord, the boastful shall not stand in Your sight, but You shall destroy those who speak falsehoods. Let them fall by their own counsels, for they have rebelled against You. Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just. The wicked have made a pit and dug it out, but they have fallen into the ditch they have made, and their trouble will return upon their own heads. Their violent dealings will come down upon their own crown. They have sunk into the pit which they have made, and in the net which they hid for others, their own feet are caught. The wicked who oppose Your righteous ways, O Lord, are snared in the work of their own hands. Arise, O Lord, and do not let them prevail, but put them in fear, O Lord, that they may know themselves to be but men. In the very thing in which they behave proudly against You, You show Yourself to be above them. The way of the wicked You turn upside down!

The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor and renounces You, O God. Let them be caught in the very plots which they have devised. For You have seen, O Lord, and You observe trouble and grief to repay it by Your hand. You break the arm of the wicked and evil plotters, and You deliver the fatherless and the oppressed that the man of the earth may terrify them no more. You, Lord, will cut of the flattering lips and the tongues that speak proud things against You and against Your righteous ways. For the oppression of the poor and for the sighing of the needy, You will now arise, O Lord. You will set Your people in the safety for which they yearn; the safety that comes from walking and dwelling in Your ways and in Your truth. Lord, let the lying lips be put to silence which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous God.

Pastor Ray interjected… Annie, let’s sing a little about the blood. Let’s take a moment to magnify the blood.

Annie led group in song about the blood of Jesus…

Pastor Ray continued…

When you kept saying, “Every chain,” in my spirit, I kept saying “chains of division, chains of fear about what the future will bring, chains concerning family situations. One thing after another after another… broken by the power that is in that name. First it was like, you know how chains have links. Before the Devil could repair the chain, more links were broken. When we resist the Devil in the name and by the blood, what does he have to do? Flee… as in terror.

We don’t have to stomp our feet. We don’t have to shout so loud we blow out our voices. We just stand on His Word. The pure words written in the Book and the words that have been declared over us as kings’ kids, those words, words spoken by the Holy Spirit that have always lifted the Church and brought it up where it was made to be. Those words. We overcome through those words. We overcome by the blood through the name and the words spoken to us by the Spirit. We know that, Father, by Your Word, you’re leading us into every truth. We will not be deceived. This nation shall be brought together and unified again.

Does that mean every single person in the United States will think the same way? No. But does it mean that the Church will rise up and have things God’s way? Yes! I’m remembering a prophecy from brother Hagin that the Church is not shrinking. The Church is on the increase. The Church is not being weaker and weaker but the Church is rising up and it is beginning to be stronger and stronger and stronger. And the Devil has overplayed his hand. And even those that have been in discord will begin to see that is not the way to go. I’m changing my ways. We’re not just talking politically. We’re talking across the board.

Father, we pray for the United States of America. We lift this country before You. We know it was created to be one nation under You. We declare that this morning. One nation under God indivisible.

Pastor Ray continues reading petition…

Your words, Lord, are pure words, and You will keep us and preserve us from this generation forever. Concerning the works of men, the word of Your lips keeps us from the path of the destroyer. Now arise, Lord, and confront those who oppose Your righteous ways. Confront them and cast them down.

With the merciful, you will show Yourself merciful, and with the pure, You will show Yourself pure. But with the devious, You will show Yourself shrewd, O God, the Lord. You will save the humble people, but You will bring down the haughty looks. They intended evil against You, Lord; they have devised a plot which they are not able to perform. Therefore, You will make them turn their backs. They will gnash with their teeth and be grieved, and they will melt away. Because they do not regard Your work, O Lord, nor the operation of Your hands, You will destroy their plans and not build them up. You, Lord, bring the counsel of the ungodly to nothing, and you make the plans of the peoples of no effect. But Your counsel, O Lord, stands forever, and the plans of Your heart stand for all generations. We, Your people, are blessed, for our God is the Lord, and we are the people You have chosen for Your inheritance, by the holy, precious blood of Your Sin. Jesus, the anointed one.

We do not fret because of evildoers, Lord, and we are not envious of the workers of iniquity. But we trust in You, Lord, and do good. We dwell in the land, and we feed on Your faithfulness. The wicked may have drawn their bows to slay those of upright conduct, but their swords shall enter their own hearts, and their bows shall be broken. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but You, Lord, uphold the righteous. The transgressors against God shall be destroyed forever, and the future of the wicked shall be cut off. But our salvation comes from You, Lord, and You are our strength in the time of trouble.

You will help Your people and deliver them from the wicked. You will save Your people because Your people trust in You. For it was not by our own abilities or righteousness that we inherited Your promised blessings, nor did our own arm save us. But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored us, loved us, redeemed us, and desired to take a people to Yourself. You are our King, O God. Command victories for Your people. It is through You and Your name that we will push down Your enemies. In You, our God, we boast all the day long, and we praise Your name forever. You make the wars to cease and You break the bow. You cut the spear and burn the chariots with fire. You will be exalted in all the earth.

Though the mighty man may boast in evil, love lying, and devise destruction with his tongue, the goodness of our God endures continually. Our God will take the wicked plotters away and uproot them from the land of the living. God will hear our voices. He has redeemed our souls in peace from the battle that was against us. Our God awakens to help us, and He shall laugh at them and have them in derision. He scatters them by His power and He brings them down. For the sin of their mouths, and the words of their lips, He allows them to be taken in their own pride, and for the cursing and lying which they have spoken. They have loved cursing, so He allows them to wear it as a garment. But He will bless His people. He has given a banner to those who fear Him, that it may be displayed because of the truth.

Our God gives us help from trouble, and through our God, we will do valiantly. For the help of man is useless; but our God is He who will tread down our enemies. Our God hides us from the secret plots of the wicked, and from the rebellion of the workers of iniquity. He will shoot at them with an arrow of His Word, and they shall suddenly be wounded by His truth. He will make them stumble over their own tongue. All men shall fear and declare the work of our God, for they shall wisely consider His doing. It is good for us to draw near to God. We have put our trust in the Lord God, that we may declare all His works to this generation.

Lord, remember how the enemy has reproached You, and how a foolish people have blasphemed Your name. Do not forget the life of Your poor, Lord, but have respect and regard to Your covenant sworn in the blood of Jesus. For the dark places of the earth are filled with the habitations of cruelty. So arise, O Lord, and plead Your own cause, the cause of righteousness, justice, mercy, truth, and love. You are good, and Your mercy endures forever. Let the groaning of the prisoners come before You, Lord, and preserve those appointed to die. Return sevenfold the reproach of those who reproach You. And we will show forth Your praise to all generations.

Do not keep silent, O God. Do not hold Your peace and do not be still. For Your enemies make an uproar, and those who hate You have exalted themselves. They have taken crafty counsel against your people and consulted together against those You who live under Your covering blood. Let them be confounded and dismayed, let them be put to shame, that they may seek Your name, O Lord, that they may know that You, whose name alone is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth.

Shall the throne of iniquity which devises evil by law, have fellowship with You, our God? It is time for You to act, O God, for they have regarded Your law as void. They gather together against the life of the righteous and condemn innocent blood. But the Lord our God has brought on them their own iniquity, and He shall cut them off.

Let Your righteous judgments be in the earth, O God, for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the earth will learn righteousness. Judgment will return to Your holy righteousness, Lord, and all the upright in heart will follow it. The horn of Your holy Anointed One will be exalted with honor. The wicked will see it and be grieved. They will gnash with their teeth and melt away, for their desires against the mighty God will come to nothing and perish. For the scepter of wickedness will not rest upon the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous put forth their hands to iniquity.

Stretch forth Your hand from above, Lord, and rescue us out of great waters, out of the hands of those hostile to You, whose mouths speak lying words and whose right hands are hands of falsehood. You execute justice for the oppressed, Father God. You open the eyes of the blind. You raise up those who are bowed down. But the way of the wicked, You turn upside down! The way of the wicked is as deep darkness, and they do not know what causes them to stumble. They are caught in the cords of their own sin, and their own folly causes them to go astray and thwarts their plans. Your righteous children are delivered out of trouble, and it comes to the wicked instead. The hypocrites with their mouths seek to destroy. But the righteous, through knowledge of You, God, will be delivered. Those who oppose Your righteous cause, O Lord, are troubling their own house, and they will inherit the wind. But our tongues, the tongues of the righteous, are healing tongues, and our tongues promote health and wholeness. We put away from us a froward mouth, and we put contrary, unbelieving lips far from us.

The wicked who oppose God’s ways are ensnared by the transgression of their own lips. So we go from the presence of a foolish man, and we learn none of his ways. For the plans of the wicked will be overthrown, but the tent of the righteous will flourish. In the revenue of the wicked, there is trouble; but in the house of the righteous, those who serve the living God, there is great treasure. Though the proud in heart join forces together, none will go unpunished and all those who speak lies will perish.

The wise man scales the city walls of the mighty and brings down the stronghold in which they trust. So we take up the weapons of our warfare, which are mighty through God for the pulling down of strongholds. In the name of Jesus, we scale the city walls of the mighty, and we pull down the strongholds of the enemy in which they trust. We demolish every argument and imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God in this people and in this nation by the blood of Jesus and in His holy name.

There is no wisdom or understanding or counsel that can stand against the Lord. Their horses may be prepared for a battle, but our deliverance and our victory comes from the Lord. For the Lord overthrows the words of the faithless, and their words hang limp, lame, and devoid of power to affect anything. When the enemies of God dig a pit, they fall into it themselves. When the enemies of God roll a stone, it rolls back upon them. For nothing is hidden that will not be revealed. And the things that they have spoken in the dark will be shouted from the housetops. They scoff and seek to set cities aflame, but through the prayer of the wise, wrath is turned away.

Now the voice of rejoicing and salvation is in our tents, O Lord God. For Your right hand, O Lord, has done valiantly. Your right hand, O Lord, is exalted. You are the Lord and You have given us light.

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