Prayer Summary for Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Does anyone think the days and months are moving faster? It’s amazing. I had just a couple of things to go over before we worship the Lord and pray today. Psalms 1 first three verses.

(1) Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
(2) But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
(3) And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. Psalms 1:1–3 (AMPC)

Like a tree and not just a little wimpy tree that snaps when the wind blows but like a palm tree. It can bend and not fall over. We are blessed. Blessed and happy and everything we do comes to maturity. As pray-ers, or just as believers, we should be bearing fruit. So that’s what it says here: “ready to bring forth its fruit in its season.” And there are all kinds of seasons, of course, and like we just said, they are moving quickly. Things are changing all the time and we believe for what? The right kind of changes. When we are praying for our country, we are believing for our country and our states to change and move in the right way. Isn’t that right?

I want to read from Brother Kenneth E. Hagin’s book “Tongues: Beyond the Upper Room.” He has just a page and a half on just maintaining the greater measure of the Holy Spirit. Don’t we all want to do that? You know, we don’t want to let what we have kind of ooze out. We want more.


We open ourselves up right now for more
We welcome and yield to You, Holy Spirit
Thank You for the manifestation of Your Spirit here in this chapel
We don’t take it for granted
If we do, we repent where we have ever taken anything about You for granted
Just the fact that we can agree with Your Word and speak forth Your Word
Lay hands on the sick and see them recover
Thank You, Father, for that You made available and gave unto us
The power of Your Holy Spirit
So we yield to You today as we welcome Your manifested presence
That presence that is upon us, in us, and coming through us
In a Spirit of prayer, hallelujah

The following excerpt was taken from “Tongues Beyond the Upper Room” by Kenneth E. Hagin:

Maintaining the “Greater Measure” of the Holy Spirit

(I like that. It’s not just maintaining what we have, it’s a greater measure, increase.)

The Holy Spirit guides Christians who know Him through the New Birth as much as He can. But for those who are filled with the Holy Ghost and pray with other tongues, the Holy Spirit’s guidance is available in a far greater measure.

(We all know that. We have definitely experienced that. Thank You, Father. You know we have to be yielded and open for what He wants us to do and when. I believe many times He makes a way for us and we can be walking but we don’t know what the next word may be that needs to be spoken is until we enter into that place and it’s been prepared for us by the Spirit. It’s almost like He has a door that is open and He is saying come on My little children. I have a way prepared for you, just enter in.)

However, I have found that this extra measure of the Holy Spirit operates in my life only if I follow the practice of continually praying daily in tongues.

I’m not talking about rattling off a few words in tongues. If that’s all you do, the ministry of the Holy Ghost in your life won’t differ much from what it was before you were filled with the Spirit. I’m talking about taking the time to really pray in tongues and spend time with God on a daily basis. If you’ll make an effort to maintain a Spirit-filled life by praying much in other tongues, the Holy Spirit will communicate with you through your own spirit.

First Corinthians 14:14 says, “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.” It’s the Holy Spirit Who gives your spirit the ability to pray to God. The Holy Ghost supernaturally directs your prayer as He gives you the utterance. He prays through you about things before they ever happen.

I’ve found out over the years that there’s never been a sickness or a death in my family that I haven’t known about and prayed about ahead of time—sometimes even two years ahead of time. This kind of revelation knowledge doesn’t just come through the revelation gifts of the prophet. I also operate in that ministry. But the Bible says the Holy Spirit will show any believer things to come.

JOHN 16:13
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and HE WILL SHEW YOU THINGS TO COME.

Any believer can know by the Spirit about something ahead of time as he presses into God. Many times things will be revealed as believers pray in tongues. Ever since I was baptized in the Holy Ghost, I’ve often had this experience as I’ve prayed in other tongues. The Holy Spirit showed me things to come before they ever happened so I could pray through on them. It was simply a matter of praying in tongues and sensing in my spirit what I was praying about.

Pastor Ray shared…

I have heard Pastor Folu, he has testified that sometimes when he is preparing for the Sunday afternoon Spirit of Seeing and Knowing service and prayer meeting, he is able to enter into the Spirit just suddenly as he begins to pray but other times not. So if it’s the time that’s not, what do we do, give up? No. We just keep going and there will be a suddenly, there always is. And we can always look back on it and go thank You, Lord.

I wanted to read this quote from Kenneth E. Hagin:

“The initial infilling is the beginning of something great, it shouldn’t be the greatest experience you ever have with the Lord! In fact, the greatest things that ever happened to me in my walk with God came as a result of praying in other tongues.”

I like that because it puts a perspective on it that the time when I am sure you can remember when you were baptized in the Holy Spirit, when you were first filled. I know where I was, I know what was happening and I know what happened. But that shouldn’t be the top of the top. It should be like he says that, that was the beginning of our walk with the Holy Spirit. So if you were baptized 20 years ago, we should still be moving up and up and seeing things that we have never seen before. It should be on the increase. Amen.

That’s part of the fruit. Seeing things, hearing things and we just read it that He will show us the things that are to come. Wow, we are blessed and we are favored. Hallelujah.

Continued praying…

We desperately desire to enter in to the realm of the spirit
When we came in this morning to the chapel, we came in with our minds and our bodies
Reminding our brains and our thoughts they are not in control here in this chapel
We yield ourselves to the direction of the Holy Spirit
If He wants us to plow, we will plow
If He wants us to worship, we will worship
Or praise, declare things, use the authority He has put within us
Whatever You want, Lord, that’s what we want
If You wanted us to just lay on the floor before You, that’s what we will do
I know You will show us even here in this hour
The direction, the words—Your plans are what we want

Ms. Annie led us in singing

♪ Praying in the Spirit
In a brand new tongue
Speaking to my Father in the Son
And with the heart
Believing that the answer’s come
Praying in the Holy Ghost
Groaning in the Spirit
Is the sweetest way
For the Spirit knows my Father’s will
And thus He prays
My soul and my body are left
Standing dumb
When I’m praying in the Spirit
In a brand new tongue

This is the refreshing
Praying in the Spirit
Building up ourselves on our most holy faith
This is the refreshing
It’s flowing like a stream and this is the rest where with we may cause the weary to rest
So we yield to You, we yield to You Holy Spirit ♪

Pastor Ray shared…

First thing I saw in my heart was the Eiffel tower. I wasn’t thinking about it or talking about it. While we were just lifting up our voices, I began to see other monuments or tourist attractions. You know every city has them. You think about them if you go to New York; for example, there is the Statue of Liberty and many other monuments and tourist attractions. Every city. Like St. Louis, there is the Arch. I know maybe in Minneapolis there is the new stadium, there is the Arch Bridge which is almost in every picture of Minneapolis. There are just all these different tourist places, like the Mall of America. It’s like a warning to cover them. I don’t know all of them but we cover with the blood of Jesus today.

Continued praying…

Covering the Eiffel Tower with the blood of Jesus
Over the city of Paris
Thank You, Father, for the protection that is in the blood
Positions of authority that guard these places
All the places that people are drawn to, we cover with the blood of Jesus
Places we don’t even know about
Declaring today hidden things to be uncovered and revealed
Blood covering over larger ministries, mega churches, gathering places for large numbers of people
Eyes to see and uncover the plans of the enemy that they would be stopped
Hidden things revealed in Jesus’ name
Huge Dams in the rivers—the covering of the blood in Jesus’ name over them
Praying protection over the ports where ships come in and over all the containers
A covering… the blood of Jesus over places of learning – schools
Declaring that things will be identified to the eyes that need to see
OPEN EYES in Jesus’ name
Protection by the blood
It shall not come in Jesus’ name
We put a stop to every evil plan of the enemy in Jesus’ name
We stop so called plans of the enemy
Calling down, out, and away – declaring confusion to their plans
Names will be uncovered in Jesus’ name
Showing and revealing
Father, Your said You would show us things to come
Every form of transportation we cover with the blood of Jesus
Praying protection by the blood over our highways and bridges in Jesus’ name
We cut that off – that’s a line of supply
Confusion over that – can’t come here and can’t go there in the name of Jesus
The USA will go in the right way – Hallelujah
We are not staying the same – supernatural change in Jesus’ name
Pushing those things out – clearing it up, clearing it out
Not directed by the media but by the Holy Ghost
The Church will take action now in this hour
More souls!
We send out that Gospel light – take flight, go forth in Jesus’ name
Illumination, revelation, ability to see!
Yes to the light and no to the dark in Jesus’ name
Money, resources, finances—ministering spirits, go bring it to the churches
Go to the north, south, east, and west
Increase to the Church for the ability to do what they have been called to do
A lifting and an increase in Jesus’ name
Declaring strength to the body of Christ
Wherever they are, whatever nation – strength to the body of Christ

Scripture focus…

(1) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
(2) I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
(3) For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
(4) [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. Psalms 91:1-4 (AMPC)

Continued praying…

All our trust is in You, Father
Ideas, plans, way of see and doing things
Thank You, Father, for that shield
We strop those things right in their tracks in Jesus’ name
We put on that shield in Jesus’ name covered in the blood
We are covered, covered, covered from head to toe
The helmet – we put it on in Jesus’ name
The belt of truth, our feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of Truth
We decode some things – break into that code and reveal it for what it was meant to be
Not be removed in Jesus’ name
Thank You, Father, for the master plan in Jesus’ name

Ms. Annie led us in lifting up Jesus’ name….

Continued praying…

It’s Your presence, Lord
The touch of Your mighty Spirit
Thank You for the indwelling and manifestation of Your Spirit
Just in that name Jesus, we are made whole
We are whole, healed, healthy, wealthy
We can do all things!
Nothing is impossible
Our strength is renewed daily
Our minds are whole and healthy
Every part functions as it was meant
Blood pressure is normal 120 over 80
Strong in You and able to do great things in You
Father, thank You so much for the blood that was shed
The victory that was won on the cross when You said “It is finished.”
We believe today to step into some new territories
Believing by the power of Your Spirit that the things we prayed out today have effect
Thank You so much for it in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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