Prayer Summary for Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jerre led worship…

♪ All power is in Your name, Jesus! All power, all power, all power is in Your name… ♪

Erika shared…

I’m going to read from the book entitled, The Authority of the Believer by John McMillian. Matthew in the closing chapter of his gospel shows us the king on the mountain in Galilee which he had appointed as the rendezvous for His disciples. He is speaking to the group of followers who surround Him.

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All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. It may seem a strange statement to many Christians, but it is nevertheless a profound spiritual truth that the authority of the risen Head at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens is planned to reach its full development and manifestation through His body.

The Son of God became incarnate not merely that He might save men from their sins, but also that He might bring man to that place of dominion over the works of God which was planned in the counsels of eternity (Ps. 86).

Today, the inspired writer tells us (Heb. 2:9) “we see Jesus” holding in trust for redeemed mankind all that the race has lost through sin. Our Lord has Himself taken the Headship and is forming for Himself a body through which He will fulfill the original divine purpose. Much weakness of the Church is due to its failure to understand and appropriate this all-important truth. It is ours, as individual members of the body to seek that the authority of Christ shall come with full acceptance into our spirits. It is not enough to know and acknowledge that He is our fullness; there must be, as well, the apprehension of the complementary truth that we are also His fullness (see Eph. 1:23). What an amazing honor and dignity is thus purposed for us: “heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ” (Rom. 8:17). For the coming of age of the body and its entrance upon the inheritance, all the rest of God’s creation is waiting with earnest expectation.

Serious obstacles often confront the servant of the Lord in his ministry for the bringing in of the kingdom. … Concerning all such, the Master has assured His servants that they need not continue as obstacles to the progress of His work. The question of their removal is one of authority. The command of faith is the divine means of removing them out of the way: “Ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed and be thou cast into the seat; and it shall obey you.” The question involved is not that of an imposing faith, but that of an all-sufficient Name. The worker has no power of himself to accomplish anything, but he is commissioned to wield the power of God. As he speaks to the mountain in the name of Christ, he puts his hand on the dynamic force that controls the universe; heavenly energy is released and his behest is obeyed.

Authority is not prayer, though the worker who prays can alone exercise authority. Moses cried unto God at the Red Sea beseeching Him to work on behalf of His people, only to receive the strong reproof, “Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward.” And as he lifted his face in amazed protest because the way ahead was blocked by the impassable waves, Jehovah spoke again: “Lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it.” As the impotent arm of the lawgiver held over the waters the symbol of the authority of God, there was immediate response. “And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters [which seemed at first a barrier impossible to overcome] were a wall [of protection] unto them on their right hand, and on their left.”

God delights to delegate His power to men, when He can find believing and obedient servants to accept and exercise it. So when mountains rise in their way, the Lord commands His disciples to speak unto them and bid them depart into the sea. He gives no instruction to pray, although that is understood. There is essentially the same charge given to Moses: “You have asked Me to work; I have granted your request, but I choose to do the work through you; speak to the obstacle before you in My name, and it will obey.” As we obediently speak to the mountain before us, there may seem to be no immediate response. But as day by day we maintain the attitude of authority, knowing that we are commissioned to use the name of our Lord, there will come a trembling and a shaking and removing, and the mountain will slide from its base and disappear into the sea of forgetfulness.

God is endeavoring to train workers for a future and a mighty of cooperation with His Son. He therefore has here and now conferred on them the privilege of sharing the authority with which Christ was endowed as the son of Man. The burden of responsibility for its acceptance and its exercise lies with the individual believer. [suspend quote]

In his book, John McMillian tells a story of a pastor of a church in Canada. He talked about troubles that go on in the church. You get one straightened out and another one shows up. McMillian said to him, [quote] “Brother, you are right in your diagnosis of the source of your troubles, but you are wrong in your method of meeting them. What you are looking at are the coils of the old serpent through your congregation, and as you straighten out one kink, you may be sure that another will appear. Leave the coils alone, and go for the head; put your foot on that in the authority of the Lord; recognize the active agency of the enemy and conquer him; the coils will straighten out of themselves if he is dealt with.” The same advice will apply in many other places. Let us learn the secret of victory through authority as well as through prayer, and our churches will come into the place of strength and be able to take the aggressive against the enemy.

We return to our starting point. The solution of every spiritual problem is to be found in the working of the divine energy. We long for its manifestation and pray with intensity and with desire that it may be released in our midst. Yet there seems often to be an unaccountable delay that perplexes and discourages. Are we fulfilling the conditions? … God is waiting for those whom He can trust and use, who will have the discernment to foresee His steppings and the faith to command His power. [end quote]


We plead the blood over children and their parents
That the parents would discern and know how to raise sons and daughters of God in this day
We command demon powers to get their hands off those in authority, those parents, pastors, and teachers
Whatever obstacle in their way, we say “be removed off those children’s eyes and ears” in the name of Jesus
We pray for a move of the Spirit amongst them
You have granted us everything we need to be overcomers in this life
We lift up corruption; we take authority over corruption, corrupting things of this nation, of any kind
We bind you corruption—we bind you to cease and desist
We hold the blood against you in the political process, in the electorate process
You’ll not operate in the polling processes or the media processes
Supernatural aid and assistance by Your Spirit
We pray that those things would be exposed, brought to the surface, to the light
We take authority over the spirit of anarchy over this nation
We declare “No, you have no authority, no power and you are bound and rendered powerless.”
Anarchy, leave this nation in the name of Jesus!
We call for a supernatural change by Your Spirit, Father
Once again, holding to the godly principles this nation was founded upon
There must come a great awakening in this nation
The churches rise up to do their part in their communities
We take authority over the spirit of fear in the churches
We pray for the five-fold ministry gifts and that you would grant boldness to your servants
Some plans must be redrawn and so we plead the blood of Jesus over them
We pray for a supernatural hearing and seeing and understanding as that plan is redrawn
It’s written on the hearts in positions of authority
It’s rearranged and changed by Your Spirit, O God
There is no condemnation there, but moving on into the fullness

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