Morning Prayer Summary for Thursday, December 5, 2019

Annie led group in worship…

Pastor Ray…

We lift You up, Lord. We magnify Your name, Your goodness and what You did for us. All of Your ways… You are so good…

I have a couple things I wanted to share with you. First of all, remember how Pastor Mac always says, “If you don’t quit, you win”? Another version of that is Philippians 4:13 in the Passion translation.

12–13 I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.

If we just don’t quit! Right?

I found this yesterday in an older book about the life of John Alexander Dowie. In the beginning of the book, there was a part that I thought was so interesting. I’ll read two short pages from this book. It took place in 1893 at the start of the World’s Fair in Chicago.

In 1893, just at the starting of the World’s air Chicago, John Alexander Dowie decided to make his headquarters  permanently in that city. He built a small unpretentious wooden tabernacle, just outside the doors of the Fair Grounds. This unimposing structure, contemptuously referred to by his enemies as a “miserable little wooden hut…”

The reason he had so many enemies is because he was preaching the full Word of God and people were being healed, saved, delivered, filled with the Holy Ghost. And there were a lot of attacks against him. It sounds like today.

…became the scene of his first important efforts in his warfare against the vice and iniquity of the great metropolitan city—at that time a city of about two million inhabitants. The services held in this tabernacle did not have an auspicious beginning. Many passed by “the little wooden hut” as they thronged the grounds of the World’s Fair, but they gave it only a passing notice. …

So they were more interested in the World’s Fair than what was going on in that little wooden building. It goes on to say…

A bitter winter followed that brought gales and storms of unusual violence, sweeping in from the waters of Lake Michigan, Dowie’s strength and courage was severely tried during those dark days. But with the coming of spring of 1894, a break came.

He didn’t quit. He just kept going.

Notable miracles of healing were now taking place and these began to draw attention. Before long, large crowds were attending and indeed, contesting for standing room in the tabernacle.

If you look it up on Wikipedia, they say it was all fake. “Yes there were people coming up getting healed but it wasn’t real. It was all plants.” Anyway… That sounds familiar too.

With success came an attendant persecution that was perhaps to set a world’s record, and which included no less than one hundred arrests of Dr. Dowie during the year 1895.

He was arrested over 100 times… for what!? Preaching the Word.

In one of the most bitter of persecutions in the history of America, a relentless opposition determined to drive Dowie and Divine Healing from the city. But these enemies reckoned not the kind of mettle of which their despised opponent was made. With unequalled courage, a spirit that knew no defeat, and aided by a legal skill unusual for an unprofessional man, he defied his adversaries, carrying every indictment through to the higher courts, and in the end, secured the dismissal of every case. His enemies, frustrated and enraged, fought on until through sheer exhaustion, they gave up the fight, retired in confusion and had to acknowledge utter defeat. Significantly enough, many who engaged in this persecution against Dowie, either died shortly after, or for some reason or other were compelled to retire from the scene of public life. One such example was the editor of the Chicago Dispatch, Mr. Dunlop, who had taken the lead in the persecution by the press. He was to find himself less than two years later behind penitentiary bars, his own wicked life and crimes exposed before the world.

Actually the persecution contributed to the bringing to pass, the very thing that his adversaries least desired, and least anticipated would happen. Instead of Dowie being ignominiously driven from the city as they had confidently expected, their persecution had given Dowie such publicity that he was able to move into and fill the second largest auditorium in the city of Chicago. There, from Sunday to Sunday, thousands of people gathered to listen to the man whose dynamic message convicted them of sin in a fashion that Chicago had never witnessed before. In that same auditorium thousands acknowledged Christ as their Savior, and under the searching preaching of this anointed man of God, multitudes relinquished evil habits and made restitution for their wrongs.

All that was just the intro to this book! He went through some things later on in life. He set up the city of Zion north of Chicago, which has about 10 thousand residents. But when I read that, this is so similar to today. We can watch it on TV.  We understand what’s happening. We know that the devil has a plan to come against our nation and our President. So I thought I would go through this list, a list you never hear talked about on the news. This is a list of things that have happened because of our President. I’m going to go down this list of just some of His accomplishments.

Trump Administration Accomplishments

  • Almost 4 million jobs created since election.
    • More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history.
    • We have created more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since my election.
    • Manufacturing jobs growing at the fastest rate in more than THREE DECADES.
    • Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
    • New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
    • Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
    • African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
    • Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
    • Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
    • Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
    • Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
    • Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
    • Under my Administration, veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
    • Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
    • The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to VOCATIONAL education.
    • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future-the highest ever.
    • Retail sales surged last month, up another 6 percent over last year.
    • Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
    • As a result of our tax bill, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
    • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
    • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
    • Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
    • Record number of regulations eliminated.
    • Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.
    • Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.
    • My Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
    • Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. And thanks to our efforts, many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases. We reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs, saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
    • Signed Right-To-Try legislation.
    • Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
    • We have reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during my first year in office.
    • Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
    • Increased our coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high.
    • United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.
    • Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
    • Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
    • Secured record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion next year.
    • NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
    • Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces.
    • Confirmed more circuit court judges than any other new administration.
    • Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
    • Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
    • Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
    • Protecting Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
    • Issued Executive Order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
    • Concluded a historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA. And negotiations with Canada are underway as we speak.
    • Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
    • Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.
    • Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
    • Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion this year.
    • Improved vetting and screening for refugees and switched focus to overseas resettlement.
    • We have begun BUILDING THE WALL. Republicans want STRONG BORDERS and NO CRIME. Democrats want OPEN BORDERS which equals MASSIVE CRIME.

Pastor Ray…

That’s a lot of things. But when you hear all that, you think “Why is there so much opposition to what is happening in America?” The Devil. We know what the Word says. We don’t come against flesh and blood, but we come against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness in high places that are trying to work evil. Just like with John Alexander Dowie, they came against him because of his stand for what the Word said. Thank You, Father. There’s one point in this confession and we’ve prayed it so many times, but I want to go through it again with all of this as a platform for it.

Prayer for our Nation/America

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.


Some things so broken, be restored in Jesus’ name… things so divided, be brought together… we pray over the church, over the body of Christ and we thank You that as the body of Christ, as Jesus is the head that the body would be in line, in agreement, standing on Your Word, believing the full word that You’ve declared for us in Jesus’ name… so we enter into better days and greater ways… as we never quit or give up… we’re called to contend for the right ways… calling this that are not as though they were… all the leaders… You’ve given us the authority and we take it and use it… to come against every plot whatever it might be, every plan of the enemy… trying to come against this nation…

Annie led group singing in the spirit…

Father, we declare that Your grace and peace would cover America… we believe for a voice of truth, revival, salvation, restoration to be continually proclaimed and heard across our land… grant unto Your servants everywhere that with all boldness, we may speak Your Word… we pray for an absolute outpouring of Your Spirit with supernatural signs and wonders, miracles, changes…

I heard this in my spirit just a little bit ago that “we’ve turned a corner.” We have turned a corner in this country.

So we look not at just the things that we can see, but by faith, we see things that others do not see. Standing on Your Word, Father, I declare today that we’ve turned a corner… even though it looks one way, it’s turning toward another way… there has been a shift and that shift will continue to bring about heaven’s ways on this earth… specifically in this nation… one nation under God… we will not be divided… we declare a change, a turn… things that need to be said will be said… people will have ears to hear … the church is standing and declaring… and is bold… despite the opposition… for we have overcome by the blood and we testify to that this morning… we have overcome and we will continually overcome in Jesus’ name… a great awakening… out of the sleep… waking up… what you’ve called Living Word to do, it shall be done… we lift up the vision of this ministry… and our pastors Mac and Lynne… every aspect of this ministry… our school, the outreach ministries, all the pastors and the staff… for all that are called to be part of this ministry, we lift them up and plead the blood over them… marriages, finances and health… spirit, soul, and body… it shall come forth… open doors and opportunities… clarity of vision… thank You, Father…

Annie led group in worship…

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