Prayer Summary for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Pastor Ray shared…

I wanted to stay on the topic of the anointing. We’re either anointed or we’re not. We know when there is no anointing, isn’t that right? You can identify it immediately. Brother Hagin said something about dead formalism or a fresh anointing. He used Ecclesiastes 10:1, “Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour…”

[excerpt from Kenneth Hagin’s book entitled “A Fresh Anointing”]
Notice the word “ointment.” That comes from a Latin word meaning “to anoint.” The margin of my King James Bible has a footnote by the words “dead flies.” It says, “Flies of death.”

Before we were born again, we were in spiritual death—that is, we were separated from God. But after we were born again, we were delivered out of spiritual death and translated into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We shouldn’t allow back into the church the cold, dead formalism that was in the church when we were still in spiritual death—when we were dead in our sins and trespasses before we were born again.

That’s where the problem lies in the church today! There’s too much dead formalism in the church, and it produces a stinking ointment instead of a fresh anointing. Dead formalism is robbing the church of the anointing. No, we need to look to the New Testament to find God’s pattern for everything we do so we won’t be a “stinking ointment”! If we follow God’s pattern for being continually filled with the Holy Spirit, a fresh anointing will abide upon us and we’ll be full reservoirs to God’s glory.

If you’re filled with the Spirit and you maintain that fresh anointing, there will be a song in your heart. Not “dead flies”—not a stinking savor—but a song. A fresh anointing, not a stinking ointment. If there’s a song in your heart, it’ll show up on the outside. It’ll show up on your face. You won’t have to notify your face if you’re happy; it’ll just show up on your countenance.

Continue to stay filled with the Spirit. Speak to yourself in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Stay in God’s presence long enough so there is a continual flow from your heart to the Lord. If you’re filled with a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit, thanksgiving and a singing heart will be a lifestyle with you and you’ll have a submissive and teachable spirit. You’ll have a fresh anointing on your life from God, not a stinking ointment.

Smith Wigglesworth once said, “I’d rather have a church full of people who didn’t have the baptism of the Holy Spirit and all of them hungry for God, than to have a church full of people that had received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and had lost their hunger for the things of God.” People with no hunger for God remind me of that verse in Ecclesiastes 10:1, “Dead flies in the apothecary send forth a stinking savour.” Spiritually speaking, a person can stink.

Every single one of us needs a fresh anointing. Stay in God’s presence until you are anointed from on High. Speak to yourself in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs; sing and make melody unto the Lord. Declare, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil. Thank You, Lord, for the fresh anointing. I receive it now.” [end excerpt]

If we received yesterday a fresh anointing, do we still need to receive some more today? Yes! It sometimes seeps out. I want to read Psalm 23.

“The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. 2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. 3 He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. 4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. 6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.”

This is for us today. It’s for us while we’re still on this earth. I don’t want to ever grow cold on His presence and be so used to that presence. I want to always be hungry for more. Why? Because there is more and we need more. Amen? I’ve had this happen more than once, but last week, I came in the double doors, and the chapel had a scent of incense in here. It stopped me in my tracks. It had a different scent. I love the presence of the Holy Spirit. We need to continually open ourselves up daily to more of His presence so we can do what He’s calling us to do. So we’ll have that inner momentum that will keep us “keepin’ on.” And never give up and never quit.

Annie led group in worship…

A scripture that kept coming up in my heart was Song of Solomon 1:3, “Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth.”

♪ Jesus, Jesus, holy and anointed one, Jesus… ♪

Jeannie shared…

When you look at the cross, He didn’t just die for us. He died as us. That cross is empty. It’s finished. That means anything that we contend for today is already finished. So all sickness, all disease, all lack… anything at all, even regarding our country right now, as we look at the finished work… it’s finished! He’s not on that cross. And anytime we are tempted by the enemy to get on that cross, we say “No.” We receive His finished work today, right now. We receive it for America, for our President, for our bodies. We receive it today. We demand it today. He commanded the blessing, so we command the blessing. Because we were on that cross, and it’s finished. It’s empty because it’s done. His work is high and lifted up. Father, the work You did, seeing Jesus on the cross, You took delight in that. We receive Your delight in the finished work of Jesus. We receive it on a level and depth, width, height that You would have us receive it today. We thank You for that.

Annie continued in worship…

Jeannie shared…

I remember when Lynne talked about how one year they were going to give Jesus something for Christmas for His birthday. They were going to give Him an extravagant gift. The Lord spoke to them and said, “The best gift that you can give me is that you receive from Me.” So even today, we put away the old man and we receive the new man, the new thing. All old things passed away. Everything. Every cell that is old, every organ that’s old, every exhaustion, every fatigue, every fear, every doubt, all unbelief, all of it, we put away. And we completely and fully open up the gates and receive and let the King of glory rush in. We receive it. There is nothing that compares with the church. Nothing. We are new and our identity is in You. That is who and whose we are.


On the main way… keeping on and stepping through the main way
And pressing on into and staying on the go… watching… moving…and staying in the flow
And keeping our eyes out into those days that are to come and declaring
I hear that too… there’s a mandate for it
Enter on in to the receptivity in the fullness… receive what’s for us
Easier and easier and easier… so we go through and receive
Leaning not to our own understanding but receiving His fullness
Bigger, grander, and greater
It’s almost like a rebounding or a new increasing or momentum
Right on time in the right place… the great fullness of it… each one
We pull that up and push it out further now… expectation
A mandate… that is that mandate… it’s a call
There’s a mandate to receive the fullness thereof… to enter into the fullness
For the gold… open, open, open… stretching forth
Greater momentum… a strengthening… supernatural increase, influence, receptivity, contending, direction
Influence for those we come in contact with
We declare a divine stability for every member of the body
We’ve not been to or entered into these places before… we’re going through… we grab hold of it
In the name of Jesus, we open the door
Look and see what the Lord has done
Oh my, oh my, oh my, Father… ha, ha, ha… so many so fast… so much, so many good things… so much more… ha, ha, ha!
Father, we hold fast to it and not let go… we hold fast for it… ha, ha, ha!
So many answers and revelations are here for us… taking and receiving it… everything we need

Pastor Ray shared…

While we were praying, I saw a warehouse, and there were so many resources. It was more than… it wasn’t FedEx, okay! It wasn’t Amazon. But over the door, it said “It is finished.”

And it’s always been finished for you, so take, My children, take whatever it is you have need of. Grab hold, receive it, and take it to yourself by faith. It is finished. Now receive. Receive. Receive whatever it would be that you might need, whatever it would be that you think out front you could need. Take it by faith. And it will be so and it shall come forth, for every need was met on the cross. It was finished.

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