Morning Prayer Notes for Thursday, February 3, 2022

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Jeannie …

Father, we thank you that it is harvest time, and we truly are in the beginning of and in the middle of the great awakening!

This is from Kenneth E Hagin. “I am convinced the wave that is coming will be twice as high as the healing wave, the charismatic wave, or the faith wave. In fact, it will be twice as high as all of them put together. I believe it is going to be the wave that sweeps us right into the shores of the glory world. And He chose you to be alive during this time.”


We declare and are convinced that the wave that is here is twice as high as the healing wave, the charismatic wave, and the faith wave. In fact, it is twice as high as all of them put together. We believe that it is. We declare that it is the wave that sweeps us right on into the shores of the glory world.

The Church, more glorious than she’s ever been… The glorious Church is here right now in Minnesota, in your hometown, in your country. It is harvest time and the goodness of God is sweeping away the weariness of battle, the weariness of contending.

He wouldn’t tell us not to grow weary if we weren’t tempted to grow weary. But it is due time, and it’s due time right now. I was reading in Mark 16. I always marvel that He calls us to partner with and He chose us to partner with. I mean, if you know yourself at all, I don’t know, it’s pretty amazing that He chose you, that He chose me. He loved us first so that we could love Him. So whenever I think about how He chose us and how He chose to co-labor with us, the next thought is the confidence that He has in His own ability to influence us, to speak to us, to get through to us.

So even in Mark 16, after Jesus had died and been crucified and resurrected, it says that Mary, starting in verse 10, it says she went and reported it to those who had been with Him.

Think about that. To those that had been with Him. So this whole time, the disciples had been with Him and they’d heard everything that He’d said. Everything! And she went and had been with Him as they grieved and wept. And when they heard that He was alive and that she had seen Him, they did not believe it. As I read this passage, just look for how many times they were in unbelief.

After this, He appeared in a different form to two of them as they were walking along the way into the country. And they returned to Jerusalem and told the others, but they did not believe them either. Afterward He appeared to the 11 apostles themselves as they reclined at the table. And He reproved and reproached them for their unbelief, their lack of faith and their hardness of heart, because they had refused to believe those who had seen and looked at Him, attentively after He had risen from death.

So three times they didn’t believe those that had been with Jesus the whole time that heard what He was up to, they had heard what was to come. They saw the miracles, they experienced miracles. They had encounters with Jesus. And three times they didn’t believe.

Jesus wasn’t moved by the disciples unbelief…

Have you been there? I mean, if you think about the ordeal that they’d been through… They’d experienced the controversy of the Gospel. They experienced the controversy and the pressure of walking with Jesus and the persecution. And then they had experienced the utter darkness of His crucifixion. And even though what He said would happen happened, they still couldn’t believe it when someone told them about it. But here’s the good news. In the absolute next scripture. Jesus isn’t moved by any of that. So He rebukes them for their unbelief and their lack of faith; three times the scripture say they didn’t believe. And here’s the next thing that Jesus tells them. And He said to them, go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news, the gospel to every creature of the whole human race.

Would you do that? Would you think they were likely candidates? I mean if I was Jesus, I would’ve said, “you’re not qualified. You were with Me the whole time. And now that I’ve actually done what I said I would do, you don’t even believe Me. You don’t even believe those that saw it, those that you were with the whole time.” Mary was with Him the whole time, but Jesus… the next thing He tells them to do is to keep moving forward, to preach the good news.

Jesus has confidence in His relationship with us…

So here’s the deal, the way you see yourself when you’re weary, when you’re tired, when you think you don’t believe, that’s not what Jesus sees. He sees you capable. He sees you ready. He remembers those times you were together. He remembers that you’re still together right now. If you think about how just nutty crazy it is that He prophesied years before He got here that a virgin would actually bring Him into the world. How did He know He could trust anyone to take that on? How did He know that? He has so much confidence in His relationship with us. Think about the confidence He had to have had and the relationship He had with the disciples, even when one of them betrayed. He had such confidence in that relationship that even when they didn’t believe He told them and laid it all out there for them. “Okay, I’m going to put the gospel in your hands now.” Right after they didn’t believe!

Jesus sees things in you that you don’t see…

Jesus sees things in you that you haven’t seen yet. And I’m pretty sure that after Jesus told them to do that, I bet they rose up. I bet just the word from Jesus to tell of the instruction made them say, “oh, you know what? I can do this. I do remember the time we were together. I do remember the promises you’ve kept. I do remember everything you said would come to pass, has come to pass. And you know what, I’m going to do it.” Because then in Acts, they were empowered by the Holy Spirit. He has more belief in His relationship with you than He does when there are times you’re tired. And it’s right here in the Word.

We are the ones Jesus has called to steward the next Great Awakening…

We are about to experience an awakening that’s never been experienced before. And you are the one He’s called to steward it. He called the disciples to steward the gospel, to steward the good news when right before they were an unbelief… when right before they doubted. So be encouraged. If you’re alive, you’re up to bat.

Peg led group in worship…

Jeannie …

Holy Spirit, I thank you right now that we’re encouraged because we have a relationship with you… and we just keep our eyes on you. We lean into you today as we pray… we lean into you today as we meditate on just like the quirks of the disciples… things that they did and didn’t do. Here’s the deal. They stayed in relationship with you. And sometimes pretty much all the time, that’s the only requirement that gets us to the next step.

We stay in relationship with you, Jesus. And you bring us to faith. You remind us of your goodness

Holy Spirit, you minister strength to us. You minister empowerment to us. You minister your promises to us. You minister awakening to us right now. We wipe away all of those things that would cause weariness because Jesus didn’t even pay attention to them.

Mark 16:11

“And when they heard that he was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. After this He appeared in a different form to two of them as they were walking along the way into the country. And they returned to Jerusalem and told the others, but they did not believe them either.”

So they received it from three people. Three people told them, and they wouldn’t believe it because they were grieving and they were tired and they didn’t believe it. These are the people that Jesus told to spread the Gospel, and then they didn’t even have to go to rehab to be ready.

“Afterward, He appeared to the apostles themselves as they reclined at table. And He reproved and reproach them for their unbelief, their lack of faith.” Even though He reproves and reproaches us, it’s not because we’re no longer qualified it’s to qualify us. The Word says He disciplines those He loves. It’s to ready you. It’s to get you moving forward.

He reproved and reproached them for their hardness of heart, because they had refused to believe those who had seen Him and looked at Him attentively after He had risen from death.

Reprove the way Jesus reproved…

So if you have those around you that are tired, maybe reprove them the way Jesus would, believing them to take next steps without condemnation or accusation. How about we not accuse the brethren? Courage, encouragement, strength, comfort, joy, promises kept… we declare that you will see His promises. And they are coming to pass. It’s harvest time. It’s due time. And Jesus reproving you of your unbelief is just Him qualifying you and correcting you, putting you on a course of correction. That’s it! The correct course, to keep moving forward. And He said to them, “go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news to every creature of the human race, for he who believes and adheres, to and trusts in and relies on the gospel and him who it sets forth and is baptized will be saved.”

You know, what Jesus did for an unbeliever He’s doing for you, the believer. We need it just as much as the unbeliever. Just because you’re tired, doesn’t make you unqualified. And if you let Him, it will give you more compassion. It will give you a greater anointing in those areas to help other people. We have a Savior that can relate to us. That’s never been through anything that we’re not going through right now. Yet He’s calling you to get up and keep moving because harvest time is upon you. And you’re about to enter the place where you’re going to be stewarding the things that He promised you. We are entering a time when we are going to be stewarding the promises manifested, where we are going to be accelerating the kingdom of God, the glorious Church.

We’re about to run right smack dab into it…

In Matthew 5:4 in the Passion, “God blesses those who mourn for they will be comforted.” In the Message, “What delight comes to you when you wait upon the Lord for you will find what you long for.” We’ve been waiting. And we’re about to run smack, right dab into it. You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most deer to you. Only then can you be embraced by the one most dear to you.

Dutch Sheets, Give Him 15…

So this is from Dutch Sheets. I believe it’s from February 1st. The title is “From siege to a suddenly.” So I will tell you one thing I love about this, is it opens up with Acts. It opens up with the disciples being empowered to spread the gospel by Holy Spirit. Right after they totally doubted it. I mean, they were just complete morons. Come on. I am so encouraged by that. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. Can you imagine… they’re all up there? I mean, it’s been a tough time for a while and they’re all together. Like, okay, here we are. Oh, God help us. Right?

And suddenly a noise, like a violent rushing wind came from heaven and it filled the whole house where they were sitting and tongues that look like fire appeared to them, distributing themselves and a tongue rested on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with different tongues as the Spirit was giving them the ability to speak out/” There it is again. Most tired, most exhausted… Suddenly. We are in an awesome place. Awesome! I’ve heard quite a few sermons over the years about God’s suddenlies. I realized this is not a proper word. The correct wording would be sudden occurrences, but that wouldn’t be as catchy for the sermons. The above passage describing Holy Spirit’s sudden outpouring on the day of Pentecost is often given us an example. The sudden God happenings are wonderful when they occur unless of course they’re judgments of some sort as occurred at Sodom.

Paul’s Damascus road conversion was a suddenly as was Holy Spirit being poured out on the Gentiles. We could mention numerous others from scripture. We have a precedence of suddenlies. Suddenlies are our inheritance. A few years back, however, I was somewhat surprised when Holy Spirit spoke to me plain on this word used in our sermonizing and said “suddenlies are not really suddenlies.” And you know when I read, I kind of giggled to myself because last week we were talking about… I was referencing the book “Atomic Habits.” Talking about how suddenlies happen after a long period of diligence.

He does things like this in me. After allowing me a few moments to untangle my brain. Holy Spirit gave me the revelation behind the statement. When we experience breakthroughs or acts of God, which seems sudden, and the actions themselves can indeed take place suddenly, there have typically been prayer and faith sieges, which caused them. As oxymoronic as it seems, suddenlies are indeed caused by sieges. Sieges of course are defined in part by time. As our reaping, investing, building, training, learning, and a host of other worthwhile endeavors, a sudden break in a dam is really a crack left untreated over time. A five-minute gold medal ceremony might be better defined as gallons of sweat and years of sacrifice. A silo filled with grain in a relatively short time is actually a farmer’s lack of sleep, calloused hands, and months of hard work.

See here’s the deal. Jesus didn’t allow their unbelief to discount all of the following, all of the time that they invested in relationship with Him. He didn’t let that move Him. The task was still the task at hand. The promise was still the promise. The suddenlies are still happening. Even though you’re tired and once in a while you don’t think you believe.

And by the way, knowing this makes you have faith, doesn’t it? It actually makes faith rise up to realize that God… He’s not hindered by that.

“I’m sure you get the point. What we call suddenlies are usually the last chapters of sieges. Breakthroughs are typically the end result of fighting the good fight of faith. The seventh day Jehosaphat, when everyone came against him, sieges, sieges, and then suddenlies. And answers to prayer are often the conclusion of a season of intercession. Some things can’t be rushed and don’t come easily. In our generation, we have been programmed to expect quick results and easy procedures, microwave lives. But always remember that the prepared from scratch meal tastes better and costs a whole lot more.

Now let’s be encouraged that we’ve already gone to the grocery store, probably grown the wheat and crushed it. We’re about to experience the suddenlies.

Good things often take time to produce. I have seen breakthroughs occur after only hours of prayer. But more often than not, I’ve experienced them after weeks, months or years of praying and speaking God’s Word into a situation. Have we been doing that? Yes. And if you’re tired, does Jesus really care? No. Because He knows he could strengthen you. And just knowing that strengthens you.

Condemnation is such a tricky, tricky thief. Don’t let it rob from you any longer. Just lean into Him and know that it doesn’t bother Him a bit. And it will give you strength. Lean into the one that believes in you and let Him minister His belief in you. Let Him minister His faith to you. We’re right at the finish line. We’re about to take in the harvest and increase and advance the kingdom. Let that strengthen you. Let His belief in you, His confidence in relationship with you, Him knowing that He can get you there… He can get you there and He knows it.

Read Matthew 16 and let that encourage you. They were with Him and they still didn’t believe. But apparently that didn’t get to Jesus. You’ll be glad to know I’m not saying all of this because I feel we are a long way from the breakthroughs we’ve been seeking. On the contrary, I believe many enduring prayer and faith sieges are about to become suddenlies. Salvations, deliverances, healings, Holy Spirit outpourings, regional transformations, and more are about to break out. Many bowls of prayer are full. Faith and endurance, efforts have prevailed. A little bit of weariness doesn’t discount the relationship. And numerous promises have met their appointed times.

That is what is upon Minnesota, Living Word, the Church, America, France, Africa… the world! It’s upon us. Timing is often one of the determining factors when it comes to supernatural provision. One reason is that many personal breakthroughs are synchronized by God with what He is doing on a larger scale as He did with Abraham and Sarah. Isaac was born when God’s plan on earth was ready for him. The healing of the man at gate beautiful was time to confirm Christ was the now risen Messiah.

Your healing may manifest when God is ready to birth the healing ministry or gift in you, or perhaps it will occur when it can produce more fruit as a sign and wonder. Your miracle may not be only for you. And by the way, it’s not. We decree victory right now. We decree victory over the past, over memories of defeat. We decree victory. We decree that your promises are yes and amen, that every single promise is yes and amen, that every single promise is coming to pass. We decree that we not only see your goodness in the land of the living, but we see it on a scale that has never, ever been done before.

Father, right now by faith, we thank you that we are alive during this time. We thank you for the honor and the privilege to be in relationship with you when we’re tired … to be in relationship with you when we’re hurting … to be in relationship with you when we’re joyful.

We thank you for your goodness and your mercy. Not only endures forever, but it causes those promises to come to pass. We are confident of your goodness. We are confident that you bless the work of our hands. We are confident that your blessing has already been commanded in our lives. And we are confident in our relationship with you that when you said you would never leave or forsake us, you meant it. And that means that America’s destiny is sure. Yeah, she’s had some rough starts. She’s had some rough middles. She’s had things to repent of, but her destiny is still her destiny. That’s the same for you. Your destiny is still what it is and it’s good. And you have much to do and Jesus corrects you and then He says, go out there and do it.

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