Prayer Summary for Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ms. Annie shared…

Pastor Ray just asked me about the destruction that occurred in Las Vegas. One thing that I have found frustrating in these kinds of situation is when they try to analyze [why it happened]. [They] look through their computer to find out if there is some wound or hurt or frustration. Did he get fired from his job? They are sifting to try and find a reason why someone would commit murder. And I find that frustrating.

The scripture that came to me immediately when I heard about it was when Jesus said, “It’s not what goes into a man that defiles him; it’s what come out.” Because out of the heart, the innermost man, proceed murders and other things. It’s not what happens to you, but what goes into you that causes sin. Because we have seen people who have been horribly, horribly mistreated by the Devil and respond in love. Our greatest example is Jesus. Jesus didn’t say “Oh man, I am the Son of God and they are rejecting me and calling me Beelzebub. I think I will just have to call fire down from heaven and burn them.” He said, “No, you don’t know what manner of spirit you are of.”

His Spirit was the Spirit of love, the Spirit of God. And I just wish I would hear one talking head say that. Because there is nothing the Devil can do to us to make us have evil proceed out of our heart except deceive us, beguile us, seduce us and tempt us to step over the line, out of light, and into darkness. And then we’ve allowed evil into our heart and what will come out is murders and all those other things Jesus said.

My other thought was that it used to be in every school room wall and in every courthouse, the Ten Commandments. Thou shalt not kill. It’s like they don’t want that. They say you can’t have that. They’d rather excuse and justify and rationalize, “This is why people sin….” No, people sin because they are sinners like all of us without Jesus. So, you need a theologian to misunderstand this or a psychiatrist.

But the only thing that will take murder out of the human heart is the power of His blood and the power of His Word. And Paul said we all were like that at one time. Well, he was a murderer. He was a mass murderer. He compelled them to blaspheme just so he could put them to death. How wicked is that. But what happened when Jesus came into his heart?

So, I just wish I would hear one talking head say, “Well, we looked at his computer and we went through all of his family history and what we found is, he is related to that guy named Adam. And we went way far back and his DNA is the same DNA as Adam who sinned. And oh, that’s right we are all related to that guy.”

But oh, we got new DNA! Because we were born again by the blood of Jesus and that’s what all of us need!

Ms. Jeani commented…

So, as I hear you talking, that way of thinking takes away the accountability of making a decision. We choose to believe. I mean that’s how it all began. That’s how we went from sinners to saints. The whole thing about being a victim to what happens to you and then you have no choice and that’s why you did it… The Cross nullifies all of that immediately.

Ms. Annie replied…

Because He chose in the garden. He did not want to let those wicked people do that to Him. And He didn’t deserve it, but He chose out of love. And He showed us that by doing that we have the same power to choose. I pray that our nation will choose Jesus! Choose Jesus! Hallelujah. It’s just that simple. Jesus, I need You, Jesus. The power of a decision.

I was also reading this morning that murder, it was murder. And out of the heart proceeds murders. Where does it start? Hate. First John says, “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer and does not have the life of God in him.” Annie’s paraphrase. So, that’s where it all begins. It begins in our heart with hate which even as believers every day we have a choice. Are we going to walk in love or are we going to walk in hate? But if we chose to walk in hate which is judging, condemning, criticizing, strife, forgiveness, etc. Blah! We have to choose that every day or we are murderers.

Ms. Meriam commented…

We’re also choosing to spend our time praying for our country. It’s our choice. It’s making a choice. We are going to sit and pray and believe God for this. As we are walking, as we are talking, we can be in prayer. As we are going shopping, we can be in prayer. We can hold that place in prayer as we are moving.

That’s love, to pray. That’s laying down your life like Jesus did. Speaking the best, speaking the Word over the murderers that they would turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God that they may receive forgiveness of sins. Hallelujah!

And that they know that they can decide. What the media is doing is what the enemy will do. He will deceive and cause us to think and people to believe that they do not have a choice. There is no other way. It’s the whole basis of where our country was founded even on, on free will.

Pastor Ray…

Pastors David and Vicki Shearin have a church in Las Vegas and they have ministered here and Pastors Mac and Lynne have ministered there. I read that last evening they had several different services, different churches were open and they had services and there were several different pastors gathered in one place. Pastor David had an opportunity to pray for the city and the people.

One of their people had tickets for the concert but at the last minutes he decided to go to church instead. Is that good or not? And so we were talking about hearing His voice, the voice of the Holy Spirit and just being sensitive to that.

The following excerpt was taken from “How to Be Led by the Spirit” by Kenneth Hagin:


10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the
world, and none of them is without signification.

We are not to accept anything without examining it in the light of the Word of God.

I am glad that I learned some of these things early in life. I mentioned I received my healing as a young boy by just acting on Mark 11:23 and 24.

I was born with a deformed heart. I never ran and played as other children did. I became bedfast four months before my sixteenth birthday. My body became practically totally paralyzed. I wasted away until I weighed only 89 pounds.

One day I asked the fifth doctor on the case, “Is something wrong with my eyesight, or with my blood? When Dr. Mathis took blood from my finger, it didn’t look red.”

This doctor said, “I will tell you the truth, Son. And I will explain it to you in layman’s terms. The white blood corpuscles eat up the red corpuscles faster than you can build them up, or we, medically, can do anything about it. If you didn’t have the heart condition, if you didn’t have the paralysis, this incurable blood disease alone would prove fatal.”

I knew nothing about divine healing. I didn’t know anyone in all the world believed in divine healing. When I found it in the Bible, I thought I had found something no one else knew anything about. And I acted on God’s Word and was healed.

The members of my family were what we call nominal Christians. Literally, they were baby Christians. They were saved, but they were not taught beyond that. They were ignorant of the Word of God concerning healing. (Our church taught God could heal, if He would. Others taught not only that He would not heal, but that He couldn’t heal.) So when I began to see certain things in the Bible and began to talk to my family about them, they discouraged me. I had enough sense just to stay with the Bible and keep those things to myself.

No one was in the room when I received my healing. I had been getting up and walking around the room for a couple of days before I said to Momma, “Please bring me a pair of shoes and socks, some underclothes, and a pair of pants and a shirt. (I had worn nothing but bedclothes for 16 months.) I am going to get up and go to the breakfast table in the morning.”

“Oh, son, do you know what you’re doing?”

It took me 45 minutes to talk her into the notion of laying out those clothes for me.

We made our home with my grandparents on my mother’s side, and I asked my mother not to tell the rest of the family.

Now you could just mark it down. Grandpa got up early and sat out on the porch swing. When you heard that porch swing creak as he got up and headed toward the back of the house to the dining room, there was no use in looking at your watch; it was 7:30. Grandpa ran on schedule. If you did look at your watch, and it didn’t say 7:30, you had better set it. It was 7:30.

My bedroom was in the front of the house. At 7:30 that August morning I heard that porch swing creak. I heard his footsteps as he walked to the back of the house. I was already fully clothed, sitting in a chair in my room. I gave them time to get seated at the table.

Then I walked out of my room, across another bedroom, and into the dining room.

They did not expect that. Grandpa, a man of few words, looked up and said, “Is the dead raised? Is Lazarus raised up?”

I said, “Yes, the Lord has raised me up.”

Then he asked me to offer the blessing. I prayed. And we ate. It is amazing how quickly you can eat if you don’t talk so much. You didn’t talk at Grandpa’s table—especially the young folks. Within 15 minutes, we were finished.

I went back to my room. It was 10 minutes till 8 o’clock. I knew Momma would come in about 8 o’clock to make up the bed. Usually I was in it and she would give me my bath. Just two days before, the day I was healed, she had bathed me. I was that helpless. So this Thursday morning, even though my heart was beating right, I felt weak from exerting so much energy.

So I thought, I’m just going to lie down across the bed and rest till Momma comes to clean the room. Then I’ll go out and sit with Grandpa in the swing. I had in mind to walk uptown about 10 o’clock.

I dozed off to sleep and slept ten minutes. At 8 o’clock I suddenly became wide awake. I thought Momma was in the room. Someone was in the room. I didn’t see him, but I heard this voice—to me, it was audible.

The voice spoke in a slow, deep monotone and even quoted scripture. It said, “AND WHAT IS YOUR LIFE? IT IS EVEN A VAPOR THAT APPEARETH FOR A TIME, AND THEN VANISHETH AWAY.”

There was a pause.

Then the voice said, “AND TODAY THOU SHALT SURELY DIE.” Every voice is not God. The first audible voice I ever heard was the devil, but I didn’t recognize that then. I thought God was right there in that room.

I sat up in the bed. Thoughts came into my mind faster than machine gun bullets fly. I knew James said, For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14). I knew that was scripture. And I knew the Lord told Isaiah to tell Hezekiah, “Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live” (Isa. 38:1).

Also, for the first six months of being bedfast, before I had known about divine healing, I had prayed the only way I understood. The doctors had said I had to die and I had accepted it, so I had prayed,
“Lord, just let me know ahead of time, so I will have time to tell everyone goodbye.”

So when I heard this voice speaking to me, I thought, God has moved in this supernatural way to let you know you are going to die so you will have time to tell everyone good-bye. Divine healing is right. You have been healed. (The devil couldn’t argue that. I already had the Word on that.) Your family knows you have been healed. They can see that. But remember, the Bible said, “It is appointed unto men once to die,” and your appointed time has come. You are going to die today.

I got up off the bed and I tiptoed across the room (I thought God was standing right in that room) and I sat down in a chair by the window. There I waited, from about 8:30 in the morning until 2:30 in the afternoon, to die.

About 2:30, still sitting in that chair, some words came floating up from somewhere down inside me. I didn’t know then what I know now. But I was born of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit was in my spirit. And He is the One who wrote the Bible. Holy men of old wrote as they were moved by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit knows what is in that Book. Because He was in me, then my spirit knew some things that the Holy Spirit knows.

So these words came floating up from somewhere inside me into my mind, With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

I didn’t listen to them. I just let them float away from me. I still sat there waiting to die.

The second time, these words came floating up from inside me into my mind, With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

I picked them up and turned them over a couple of times in my mind. Then I thought, Yes, but God has moved in this supernatural way to let me know l am going to die today. When I got my mind on that, those words disappeared.

The third time, as I sat there and these words came floating up, that inward something said to my mind, With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

For a moment, I picked them up and repeated them just in my mind. Then I said, in a whisper, “Yes, but God has moved in this supernatural way to let me know that I am going to die.” Again, when
I got my mind on that, I missed it.

The fourth time, a little more authoritatively, the Spirit of God spoke. I jumped. I thought someone had slipped up behind me. The voice of the Spirit of God said, “With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.”

I said, “Who said that?” I meant, Who is in this room talking to me?

But the voice answered and said, “The 91st Psalm.”

My Bible was on the floor under the chair I had been sitting in all day. I hadn’t even looked at it. I picked it up now and turned to Psalm 91. When I got down to the end, sure enough, it said, “With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation” (v. 16).

But do you think the devil will give up that quickly? Oh, no. Another voice—it seemed like something sitting on my shoulder—said in my natural ear and mind, “Yes, but that’s in the Old Testament. That’s just for the Jews. That’s not for the Church.”

I sat there and thought for a moment. Then I said, “I know what I’ll do. I will run my references. If I can find anything in the New Testament like that, I will know it belongs to me and to the Church.”

I started with Psalm 91. A reference to “with long life” led me into Proverbs. Then the Word began to enlighten me. In Proverbs I began to see that that first audible voice could not have been God.

The voice had quoted Hebrews 9:27, And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment, but had misinterpreted it. Because the devil knew I didn’t know any better, the voice had said, “Everyone has an appointed time to die.” You hear people say that all the time. Even born-again, Spirit-filled Christians say, “When your time comes, you’re going to die.” That is not true. You do not have an appointed time to die.

I read in the Book of Proverbs again and again that if you do certain things, your days will be shortened. But doing other things will add unto you length of days. I knew God’s Word was right. I knew that even though that voice picked a verse out of a chapter and gave it to me, it could not have been God, because it was not in line with the rest of the Word of God.

I continued to run references. This brought me over into the New Testament. I came over to Ephesians 6:1-3. And then into First and Second Peter. And I found that Paul and Peter quoted the Old Testament concerning long life (1 Peter 3:8-12; 2 Peter 1:3).

I jumped up out of that chair with my Bible in one hand. I doubled up my fist, kicked with my foot, and said, “Devil, you get out of here. That was you talking to me. That was you that spoke to me in that supernatural voice. I want you to know that I’m not going to die today! And I’m not going to die tomorrow! And I’m not going to die next week! And I’m not going to die next month! And I’m not going to die next year! And I’m not going to die the next 5 years! And I’m not going to die the next 10 years! And I’m not going to die the next 15 years! And I’m not going to die the next 20 years! And I’m not going to die the next 25 years! And I’m not going to die the next 30 years! And I’m not going to die the next 40 years! And I’m not going to die the next 50 years! And I’m not going to die the next 55 years!

God’s Word says, ‘With long life will I satisfy thee’ (Ps. 91:16) And I’m going to go on living until I’m satisfied!”

Pastor Ray…

We have to base what we do on what He said about us in His Word. Just like Brother Hagin, without knowing one thing about being healed, he got the Word and he stood on that Word and he was able to come forth. And I love how he spoke to the Devil who was telling him he was going to die that day. He declared, “I am not dying today. I am not dying in five years.” He actually spoke out his life that day and then he walked it out. So for us in days where it seems like every day there is some other kind of report or there is some other kind of negative word or words that things aren’t going to work out, that we are in trouble. It could be finances, it could be bodies or whatever, but we have to stay strong in what we say and base it on what He said not what the Devil has said or someone else has said about us. Because we are going to finish the race that He has put within us. And we are not going to barely drag our way through.

Continued praying…

We are going to go through our race, our plan here on this earth in victory
Because we serve the King of kings and Lord of all lords
Jesus Christ is Lord over us individually
The blood that was shed on Calvary, we apply it, we use it, we declare it
We believe in the blood, we receive that that is given to us through that precious holy blood
This morning we take our seat in heaven
Declaring what the Word says about us
Our leaders in the world politically and in the church
First of all for their prosperity
Wisdom from heaven to do what they have been called to do
Many don’t even know Your voice but those around them do
We pray that they will speak it and with their ears they will hear it and receive it
And it will bring wisdom in them for the decisions that must be made
Thank You for the ministry of Your precious Holy Spirit
Praying for protection and direction as our President visits Puerto Rico
The right words and ideas, wisdom from heaven for Puerto Rico
Your favor goes before him
We shut the lying lips that would come against him
Silence the wrong words, plans and inaccuracies
Declaring unity, divine supernatural coming together
As he goes to Las Vegas he takes a spirit of unity
Devil, back off and get out!
Every kind of political speaking, division, lie – stop it in Jesus’ name
Pleading the blood over these situations today
And we use the blood in faith
We have faith to use the blood
We know so much of the Word, what it says and what we should say
Lifting up steps this morning
Moving our nation into what it has been declared to be
One nation under God!
Not Buddha or some other god – Jesus is Lord over America!
America will move in the right direction
Is moving in the right direction
Thank You for it, Lord!
We lift You up, we magnify Your name
All the glory, all of the honor, all of the praise

Ms. Annie led us singing “You are Lord over these United States”

Continued praying…

We pray over the broken-hearted
Speaking to hearts,
Praying the power of your Holy Spirit
Words of love spoken to those whose hearts are broken
Tears are flowing
The ministry of Your Spirit, the power of Your love
That it would be experienced
Hundreds of lives, relatives, friends that have been impacted
Thank You for the ministry of Your Holy Spirit today
Supernatural help to them today
Declaring healing, wholeness, change, shift, help, lifting, strengthening
In Jesus Amen
Over every first responder, doctor, nurse, hospital
We come with that blood in Jesus’ name
Thank You, Father, for that help, assistance, recovery in Jesus’ name
Turn, in the restoration days
Now today in the name of Jesus
We hold that blood over these situations
We apply and believe for change
The anointing that breaks, opens, turns things
Oh, the Healer, the Healer, the Healer
From door to door, from room to room
The Provider, the King of kings, the power of the Holy Spirit!
Grace and peace of God that passes all understanding
According to Your Word, we pray for every person of authority in our country
In every city and in every state across this United States

The following is a prayer for our nation by Pastor Lynne Hammond:

Father, in the name of Jesus, and according to your Word, we pray for those in authority in our nation. We lift up President Donald Trump, his family, his staff and cabinet members. Let Your Word cling to them and let them not depart from your plan. Strengthen them with mighty power by your Spirit to stand against wickedness, lies and deception. Guide President Trump’s decisions; let Your light shine upon his path and show him the path of reversal for every evil way. Continually surround him with godly men and women who impart wise counsel to him. Cause the way of the wicked to be set to confusion and come to nothing. Deliver us from the traps and snares the enemy has laid for us, and let the wicked be caught in their own devises and be brought to shame.

We take authority over the plots and plans of the enemy against this nation. Let prideful and lying lips be silenced in Jesus’ name. Slanderers will not be established in America. We pray for our Congress, our Supreme Court, our military leaders and our intelligence agencies. Let the wisdom that is from above reign in this nation and be constantly speaking to our leaders. We exercise the authority you have given us to tread down all the power of the enemy. We cast down and demolish imaginations and arguments that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God, and we bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. We bind spirits of strife and division, civil wars and tumults, spirits of hostility, lawlessness and blasphemy, and fires from hell that have burned in our cities.

We speak grace and peace over America. We pray and believe for the voice of truth, salvation, revival and restoration to be proclaimed and heard across our land. Grant unto your servants everywhere that with all boldness we may speak your Word. We pray for a mighty outpouring of your Spirit with signs, wonders and miracles. We expect the wisdom of this world that is earthly, sensual and devilish to depart and vanish until Your mighty work in America becomes a beacon of hope for all people everywhere. We expect the voice of rejoicing to be heard in our nation for your goodness, mercy and prosperity, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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