Prayer Summary for March 25

Pastor Ray shared…

I wanted to just talk about yesterday. If you weren’t here, we were praying in other tongues and we were just going along, it seemed to me like we were just pushing out, pressing ahead, that kind of thing. I heard in Pastor Margie’s tongues, I heard it in English, “What about the tithe?” Just like that. “What about the tithe?” We are praying in tongues here and I thought what do you mean “What about the tithe?”? That’s what I was thinking in my mind. I think we prayed for a while and I did say something about it but I just want to quickly revisit that.

While we were praying I thought about the book of Acts how Elymas the magician, you know he called himself wise and you know he’s the one Paul commanded his eyes to be shut. But what the Bible says is he was busy making the straight ways crooked. So it’s like the disciples, they are doing the work of the ministry and you have Elymas… So we work on making the crooked ways or places straight. Elymas was working on behalf of the devil and he was trying to turn the straight ways crooked. So boom, Paul took authority over him because he had authority. That’s what that reminded me of, that as pray-ers if we’re to be the most effective that we can possibly be in our prayers, we have to be tithers. That was my revelation.

There was something else, some other thing involving prayer that Pastor Lynne was talking to me about involving the services last weekend and how the anointing was on Dr. Barclay about the tithe. He shed a different light on it in a way… that the enemy would be rebuked for our sake as tithers. When his son-in-law commanded his daughter to come back to life and reminded the devil that he is a tither and rebuked death. And what happened? The little child came back to life. So, then over that weekend our giving was up above minimum. I mean it was up above where it should be. Why was that? Well, how about a revelation on the importance of tithing in the days and times we are living in. That’s the thing to me that stood out. That all, excuse me, hell is breaking loose all over the earth and it is so important that we be in our place tithing so we know that the devil will be rebuked for our sakes. Amen.

So we want to be as effective as we can while we are praying. We are called here at 8:30 a.m. in this corporate setting to pray, to pray out the will of God, the plan of God. So, to be as effective as we can, I don’t mean to go over and over it, but if as pray-ers… let’s just think about it, if we have not really put Him where He needs to be and done what we’ve been called to do, can we really expect 100 percent effectiveness in the things that we pray?

I have asked myself that question. Fortunately for Sandy and I, for me especially because I had zero clue, we started tithing years ago. I got born again and Sandy and I began going to First Baptist, downtown Minneapolis. They hardly ever, ever… well no one ever got saved when I went there. When there was an altar call, nobody ever came up. But one thing, it’s sad, but one thing the pastor would teach on once and awhile was about giving and the tithe. So Sandy received that as truth. I am talking about 40 years ago. We started tithing then and we have never stopped. Our family, that’s another deal, the place that we are called to, our family, our grandchildren… you know it goes further than me and my little deal. It’s beyond that when we are faithful to do what God has called us to do and that’s to be a tither.

Yesterday I was thinking about a business that a younger man runs who attends our church, a repair and roofing business. His companie’s name is Tither. I love that! The world doesn’t know what that name means. In my mind’s eye I could see that younger man’s truck going through the parking lot, “Tither, Tither, Tither.” It’s on his license plate. It’s on his vehicle. It should also be on our hearts as pray-ers. Amen.

Annie shared…

A couple years ago, the Lord spoke to me in my prayer time and He said, “Prepare an Ark for the saving of your household.” And I thought “well, what in the world does that mean in a practical sense?” But one of the very first ways you prepare an Ark for your household is tithing. Because anytime trouble arrives, which it always will because in this world you will have trouble, that’s the first Ark you can run into. You are in an Ark of His covenant of protection and like Dr. Barclay said, the devourer is rebuked. So when you are hit with trouble, that’s such an easy refuge. I mean as a first resort not a last resort. I mean there are so many depths of revelations and ways that God puts us in the Ark with Him, the Ark of refuge, the Ark of safety but as a tither you can claim that for your whole household.

Another thing I saw is it’s not works. People may get offended or they can’t process that revelation because it appears like works sometimes. But it’s just a way for us to connect our faith. It’s such an easy connector. It’s like a point of contact where it’s just easier to rest in God. Right, just rest in that… like, hey, I’m healed now and He’s going to rebuke that – not working but resting.

Pastor Margie shared…

I saw it both ways, how it was meant for us, but also I felt that God had us operating in the place of the rebuker – rebuking the devourer. That we were covering a lot of territory and there were tithers all over those places that we were and God was actually using us on earth to rebuke the devourer. You know it was just on a different level but it was kind of two fold.


A lady shared how her sister had a biopsy on her breast on Friday. Monday her report came that it was cancer. The first thing she said to her sister was “You’re a tither, right?” She said, “Yes.” So the lady said “Okay, there you go. Claim your healing.” So then she went into her room and started to pray because she has been a tither ever since she was been born again. So we know the importance of tithing but when Dr. Barclay was preaching last Sunday, that was a revelation for her. She can stop Satan in his tracks because she is a tither and so is her sister.

A lady testified that she invited a couple to church. After a few weeks they decided to give a sacrificial offering, at the time they were unemployed. They were so compelled about the offering that they left the sanctuary to find the ushers so they could give. They wanted to make sure it was getting to where it needed to go. They took extra care because they had never done this before. It was like they were going to the altar with their gift. It was the word they were hearing and what God was doing in them that they could take that step and do something that courageous.

Pastor Ray shared…

I was just reminded… well, if you just go back in your life as a believer, you can bring to your remembrance different things that He has done for you. Sometimes when it looked really bad internally or externally to someone else, maybe an unbeliever, they would question your peace in the middle of it. Years ago our youngest son, when he was eight, got really sick and it went on for days and days. Finally, we thought, we need to take him in. When we did, they said he needs to get to the hospital right now. By the time he got there, he was in a diabetic coma. We didn’t know anything about diabetes. There was nothing in our family on either side. It was like a two-day battle for his life but in the middle of it we were tithing. I thinking about the peace we had in the middle of all of that; there was like 15 people in the room that were working on him. We had a peace on us that was so evident. I don’t even know how to describe it. The doctor came the next day for a special meeting with us and thought we must be in shock because of it.

But we had believers, other tithers, in agreement and praying. They gave us a little room where we could come together and pray. It’s like you said, Margie, we have the authority; it has been given to us to rebuke the devourer. Why? Because we serve Him, because of His name, because of the blood. But if we do what He’s calling us to do… it’s not works but it’s by the Spirit, in the Spirit. I don’t mean to go on and on but just to say he came out of that really, really great.

So in midst of a situation we can have the rest and peace of God knowing that it’s going to be alright. And we do what we know to do just like Dr. Barclay said concerning his wife. He’s coming down the hallway, she’s in the room rebuking the devil, praying, reminding the Father about the healing that has already been provided for here but then too welcoming so to speak Jesus on the scene concerning the cancer on her body. I believe he said it was 38 days and she was free.

I have the authority. It’s already been done. It was done on the cross so I take my authority but still I must, I have to, I believe we should… we welcome Him on the scene. In a way He’s that door, He’s knocking, He’s doing that for our salvation. And what do we do? We don’t just “Well I am saved.” No, we open up the door and receive Him. And so I know that’s right for us in everything that we are doing. We welcome Him on the scene, in other words, we are opening up our hearts and we are receiving it. Thank You, Father, that there is an increase on the scene.

That increase that we’ve been looking to see, where we’ve been looking to be absolutely walking in it. That this is the year of the open door so come on through. Whoa! Hallelujah! (ha, ha, ha) So the increase, Lord, we welcome it. We purpose in our hearts and with our hands, with our lips to do what we should do with it – the increase I am saying. Increase in finances, increase in favor, increase of strength, increase of joy that brings that strength, an increase of revelation knowledge every day. Looking at the Word, reading the Word and suddenly there is an increase of revelation revealing to us what we are to do personally, individually, corporately and how to declare it, when to say it, how to walk it out. Thank you, Father, for abundant increase in every arena and area of our lives in Jesus’ name.

The devil is crazy. He is defeated but he is acting like he is a victor but he is not a victor. He’s defeated. (ha,ha,ha) Our job, one of them, is to see to it that the devil is taken out of the way, removed, holding the blood against him, walking through individually and corporately in victory. Not down under but up above. Today we take our seat in heavenly places, places of finance, places of healing, places of revelation and understanding what the Father by His Spirit is giving to His Children here in 2015. Hallelujah! Whoo hoo! Thank You for the increase! An increase in the anointing. You said that the anointing would always be in us. You wouldn’t just suddenly someday take it from us. We are anointed. But we know that by the infilling of Your precious Holy Spirit, we can walk on another greater level of that anointing by Your precious Holy Spirit. So we are inviting You in to take over … sometimes our hearts they just get hardened day after day after week after month after year after year, hardened to some things. We ask You to plow it up. Till up our hearts this morning. We want to be soft to You. We want to yield more than ever to You, in Jesus’ name. Thank You.

Scripture Reference…

(6) When they had passed through the entire island of Cyprus as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain Jewish wizard or sorcerer, a false prophet named Bar-Jesus. (7) He was closely associated with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, who was an intelligent and sensible man of sound understanding; he summoned to him Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the Word of God [concerning salvation in the kingdom of God attained through Christ]. (8) But Elymas the wise man—for that is the translation of his name [which he had given himself]—opposed them, seeking to keep the proconsul from accepting the faith. (9) But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit, looked steadily at [Elymas] (10) And said, You master in every form of deception and recklessness, unscrupulousness, and wickedness, you son of the devil, you enemy of everything that is upright and good, will you never stop perverting and making crooked the straight paths of the Lord and plotting against His saving purposes? (11) And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind, [so blind that you will be] unable to see the sun for a time. Instantly there fell upon him a mist and a darkness, and he groped about seeking persons who would lead him by the hand. (12) Then the proconsul believed (became a Christian)… Acts 13:6-12


We pray over the laborers, lifting them up to You, Father
Grant them different ways to reach the lost – openings
The fields are ripe and ready today!
Pleading the blood over the laborers and their families
We take the authority on their behalf that the enemy shall not derail them
Souls are coming in – men, women, children, whole families!
Pleading the blood over the provision and the finances
Reminding the tithers that the enemy is rebuked on their behalf
Run with it in Jesus’ name!
We prepare those necessary ways – declaring the blood!
That it will turn in the right way – assignments will be completed for the harvest must come in
Bringing them to the light!
Souls, souls, souls – dreaming dreams they have never dreamed before
We expect it in Jesus’ name!
Souls of every kind being loosed
We thank You today, Father, for all the increase in Jesus’ name

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