Morning Prayer Summary for Thursday, February 8, 2024

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Sister Jeannie…

Hi everyone. Welcome to Corporate Prayer. This is going to be a fun one today! Just so you know, I’m getting pretty happy just thinking about it.

Opening prayer…

Holy Spirit, we’re so glad you’re with us today, and we just say we want more and more of all that you are doing and want to do, today. Father, we just say thank you for who you are. Your Word says that you redeem the time. Your Word says that you redeem all things and I thank you for that.

We are going to talk about confusion today…

Does that confuse you? Have you noticed there’s been some confusion lately? I’m going to read all three definitions of confusion: 1) The act of confusing or the state of being confused. And the example is “Backstage confusion made the rehearsal difficult,” meaning confusion makes things difficult. 2) An instance of being confused. So many times confusion can relate to a certain event. 3) Impaired orientation with respect to time, to a place, with respect to a person, with respect to a disturbed mental state.

It’s fun to see the enemy confused…

That’s no fun. But it’s really fun when we see the enemy is confused. And why would I even say that? It’s all over the Word! How God uses confusion regarding the enemy. So you think you experience confusion. Imagine the confusion the enemy is experiencing right now. And, you know, in every situation as we’re going to go through in the Word, and then we’re going to pray these things out, it all looks ridiculous impossible to the purpose and plans and people of God. And then He brought confusion. God did. Did you know even in Deuteronomy 28 when he talks about the blessing, confusion is referenced as part of the curse. More than once, confusion is referenced as part of the curse.

 So I’m going to reference a few passages regarding confusion, and then we’ll dig a little bit deeper into the surrounding circumstances regarding confusion. And then we will pray these things out and have a great time doing it.

Let’s not be those people…

When Jesus walked the earth, He would say He was astounded at people’s lack of faith. Let’s not be those people. And so if Jesus was completely blown away that someone couldn’t believe, let’s look at ourselves and say, “You know what [your name]? I’m blown away that you’re not believing right now.” That makes me laugh at myself. That makes me laugh at my unbelief. That makes me laugh at the doubts that I’ve been listening to. I’m pretty blown away that I’m not believing God right now. That’s funny. I’m going to believe God, right? I mean, if you think about the hilarity of who He is in us and that we would even doubt or deal with unbelief, it’s actually pretty funny. And it takes the weight off of… it takes condemnation away from us to just laugh at it and laugh at ourselves and say, “Okay, let’s go!” Holy Spirit, you know and you help me believe. In fact, I’m going to rely on the faith of God today.

So regarding leading prayer today…

It all started a few days ago. I heard Him say, “I want you to read Genesis 11.” So we’re going to read Genesis 11 right now. This is in the New Living Translation.

Genesis 11:1 “At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. 2 As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. 3 They began saying to each other…” They began conspiring amongst each other. “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.) 4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky.” Wanting to be God.

How similar are the times we’re in right now?

“This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world, but the Lord, but the Lord. Came down to look at the city and the tower the people we’re building. Look, he said, the people are united and they all speak the same language.”

Okay, Saleh. The enemy is joining forces. And God says, “I’m noticing.”

“The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!”

Does it look like that?

Does God see it? Is there precedence in the Word for these instances right now, today.

Gen. 11: 7 “Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.” 8 In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city.”

The Lord scatters the enemy…

In Psalm 91, it talks about how He will scatter our enemies seven times before us, never to be seen again. Did you know that if we open ourselves up, we will see how God is scattering our enemies right before us? It’s happening right now. It’s happening! And part of the tool He’s using is His tool. It’s confusion! So anytime the enemy tries to come in and use confusion against you, he’s actually trying to substitute the very tool that God invented for him!

9 “That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.”

That was in the Middle East. Do you hear me? Part of the curse in Deuteronomy 28, the Lord afflicts you with madness, blindness, and confusion of mind. That’s what He does to the enemy. The Lord throws them into confusion before Israel. This is in Joshua. He threw them into confusion so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon. Israel pursued them along the road, going up to Beth Horan and cut them down all the way.

1st Samuel 14:20…

“Then Saul and all his men assembled and went to the battle. They found the Philistines in total confusion, striking each other with their swords.”

God did the same thing with Jehosaphat. It looked impossible. They were surrounded by one enemy after another. It caused them to be afraid. I’m sure they dealt with confusion. And then when they cried out to God and they praised Him, what did God do? He did what only He can do. He brought confusion into the enemy’s camp. And when God brings confusion, that’s it! The enemy has already been defeated, and He’s using confusion, once again, regarding the enemy… the enemies of God. The enemies of God’s plans and purposes.

Father, I thank you that our hearts are open to you today.

Father, I thank you that you speak to us, that this becomes revelation to us, that confusion was originally God’s weapon.

It is originally God’s weapon against the enemy. It does not belong to you. It does not belong to America. It does not belong to Minnesota. It does not belong to our boundaries, to our cities, to our children, to our schools. Confusion doesn’t belong.

In fact, it is being turned against our enemies and it causes them to scatter. It causes them to be defeated. And you would say, “Okay, but He’s a good God.” Exactly! He can even make something like confusion, a good thing. That is how amazing our God is. He uses something evil that the enemy would use to destroy us, and He turns that to defeat our enemies, to scatter our enemies right before us.

I am going to read about the Israelites and about how God used confusion with the enemies of Israel at the Red Sea. He even told Moses ahead of time, “Look, head toward the Red Sea. I’m going to cause Pharaoh to be confused so he comes after you.” Did you hear that? “I’m going to cause your enemy to be confused so he comes after you.” And then when he comes after you, I’m going to intervene when it seems absolutely insanely impossible. And you’re going to be delivered and your enemy will be defeated.

But what’s amazing to me is that in the middle of all of that, the Israelites were whining and complaining in utter confusion. They’re staring at the Red Sea, they’re staring at impossibilities, and they’re saying, “Why did you bring us out here to die?” So they’re confused too. But that didn’t stop God from taking that weapon and using it against the enemy.

So if you are experiencing confusion…

It will not stop God. It will not stop Him from taking that weapon and putting it against the enemy. So precedence has already been set in the Word. It’s a good idea for us to just let go of confusion, for us to push back on confusion and say, “No, you know what? This weapon is being put back on the enemy.”

So imagine yourself… Imagine our country… Imagine the Twin Cities… Imagine our schools… Imagine the judicial system… Imagine all of it right now in the midst of confusion. And God is saying, “That’s not going to stop Me. I already have a plan.
I already told you ahead of time that America shall be saved.
I already told you ahead of time that righteousness belongs to you.
I already told you ahead of time the prophetic words that have been spoken over the Twin Cities, that massive revival is coming out of here. George Washington Carver told us ahead of time that out of this area would come ridiculous, massive revival that would overflow out into the nation.
Does confusion come with that from the enemy? Yeah, it does.
Do we sometimes experience confusion? Yes, we do.
Is that going to stop God? Hasn’t yet. And it’s not going to.

Father, right now, we say there is no condemnation for us because we are in Christ Jesus, and we will not be condemned when we have experienced confusion. Why? Because you don’t condemn us. So we will not condemn ourselves.

God could have easily said with the Israelites before the covenant, before Jesus died… He could have said, you know what, “Moses, I change my mind. I’m not going to rescue you because all those Israelites are in confusion and they’re agreeing with the enemy, so I’m just not going to do it.”

But there was a remnant. That’s all it took. He’s so brilliant and working through a remnant. He’s so brilliant. He’s so merciful. He’s so good. It was the remnant that said, “Okay, let’s go.” I might be freaking out. I might not know what to do. I might be feeling the pressure of Pharaoh coming up against me and the Red Sea impossibilities in front of me, but God, this is what you said. And we are moving forward. And what you said is coming to pass.

Condemnation is a waste of time…

I guess really the bottom line… at least one of the bottom lines right now, is that condemnation is a waste of time. Big whoopty, ding-dong! If you’re dealing with confusion. Okay! It’s not going to keep God from delivering you. Just laugh about it. Cry about it. Whatever Holy Spirit leads you to do, just don’t stop talking to Him. And then He leads you to the place of boldness and joy and strength. You know that nothing, not even you being confused is going to keep God from doing what He’s going to do. And you knowing that will bring you out of confusion. Do you see that?

So here you are confused. I’m a confused person right now and I’m dealing with a lot. You be God [speaking to husband], and you say, “My plan is to deliver you.” Okay?
But I’m confused. But you say that. Go ahead. Say that.
“My plan is to deliver you.”
Okay? But I’m confused. I don’t know if you can really do it because I’m not agreeing with you.” Go ahead, say it.
“I will deliver you regardless of your confusion, regardless of what you’re seeing or experience. I will deliver you.”
Really? Wow! Makes me want to talk to you. It makes me want to depend on you. It makes me want to get really close.” Right? Right!

Okay. Come up here again. Let’s do another demonstration. Now I’m going to do a different instance. Okay? I’m in the middle of confusion and you say the same thing.

“I will deliver you.”
I’m really confused.
“It’s okay. I will still deliver you.”
Okay. But I feel like I can’t accept it until I’m in faith and I can’t be in faith until I stop being confused.

Do you see how that causes you to go away from Him? When faith becomes performance. Faith is actually knowing that He exists, that He loves you, that He makes all things work together for your good, and that He’s a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him. Faith does not mean “I have to wait until I’m a good Christian to talk to you and believe you again.”

That’s not what faith is. So I am going to encourage you today and even challenge you to stop trying to be a good Christian before you can believe Him again. Just cut it out! Let Him know… He already knows anyway. If you get in the conversation with Him, He’s going to bring you to faith. And that confusion loses its potency. It loses the weight of condemnation because you know that condemnation is what’s keeping you from God. So you just have to know.

This is actually kind of funny that I’m acting that I’m believing dorky, stupid things. And if you can laugh about it or just talk to Him about it, He’ll always bring you to faith. He says that we rely on His faith and then faith comes. I mean, can we just really acknowledge that every disciple had dork behavior… that Abram had massive dork behavior… So do you. So do I!

It’s not about that. We start to see that not even that is going to stop Him, and then all of a sudden this doesn’t have any power anymore. And then all of a sudden, we’re looking at what He said and what we can do and what He’s doing. And then we get joyful and happy.

I don’t know that… that’s pretty radical. It’s radical to know that He even turns our mistakes for our good. We just have to stay close, even when we feel icky and we have a stupid attitude.
Because He turns it. He turns it every time. He knows how to get to you. He knows how to speak to you. You are an individual that He knew in the womb. You are an individual that He actually formed and knitted in the womb. He was with you the whole time. He knows you better than you know yourself. Isn’t that awesome? So when you don’t know how to get into faith, He does. All you have to do is talk to Him about it.

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