Prayer Summary for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pastor Ray shared…

I’m trying to send out maybe every couple of days some kind of tweet. Here is my latest one: “When the power of the Holy Spirit gets in a city, families, leaders, ministers, things are going to change!” It would be good for us to press in prayer for that.

I found an article in Herald of His Coming about revival entitled, “Prayed-Down, Preached-Up, Heaven-Sent Revival.” I read this and there are a couple things I wanted to share with you. The man who wrote the article is Joe. H. Hankins. He wrote, “No nation can forget God and continue in the direction America is going and survive as a free people much longer.” Isn’t that right? I feel like our nation is in a 911 state. He continued: “Peace cannot continue in any other foundation except a foundation of righteousness. We have got to have a revival!”

There was a news update of President Obama welcoming the women’s soccer team to the White House. That’s cool. One of the girls was highlighted. At the end of his congratulations to the team, he singled her out and then they showed a video clip of her while he was saying the words, “We’ve come so far as a country. Women’s soccer. World champions.” Then in the video clip, after they won, this girl ran to the stands to embrace and kiss her “wife” in a congratulatory way. That’s her business but to be featured and focused on by our President, saying it was such a huge accomplishment… anyway. I don’t want to go any further on that, but I said that to emphasize the fact that we need a revival—a heaven-sent revival.

The article continues: “We need a revival that will stop the flood tides of sin, the lawlessness and ungodliness that are literally swamping our nation and the world. We need a revival that will put an end to the dead formalism in our churches and make them soul-winning stations for God, a revival that will set them on fire with the power of the Holy Spirit that will break the hearts of our people for a lost world.”

Then he refers to Jeremiah 6:16 telling us to ask for the old paths in that scripture and “how we need to seek again the old paths and walk in them, not merely because they are old, but because they are right. We need a revival that will restore unto our people a sense of discrimination between right and wrong.” It seems like today what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right. It’s backwards. “It is a sad day in the life of any people when they lose their sense of right and wrong. You know, we are in a day when sin has lost its exceeding sinfulness in the thinking of nearly everybody. Even the church leaders have lost their sense of sin! Sin that nailed the Son of God to the Cross must be exceedingly dark and wretched and black in the sight of Almighty God. If it took a remedy like that to save this old world from sin, I tell you sin is no small thing! We have got to have a revival that brings conviction of sin! We need a prayed-down revival, a preached-up revival, and a heaven-sent revival.”

Just a couple of scriptures that he gave. He said, “We need such praying as Daniel did yonder by the river Babylon. … Daniel prayed, ‘I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes’ (Dan. 9:3). And then, ‘I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth … till three whole weeks were fulfilled’ (Dan. 10:3), as he cried to God.’

“At the climax of that heart-cry when he was pouring out his very soul to God, you hear him saying, ‘O Lord hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for Thine own sake, O my God: for Thy city and Thy people are called by Thy name’ (Dan. 9:10). There you can hear the sob and the sigh of a broken heart. At a cry like that, no wonder God sent the angel Gabriel from heaven down there by the side of that river to that man of God!” …

“We need the kind of praying that took place where the church went down on its knees and prayed until ‘the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness’ (Acts 4:31).

“We need the kind of praying that the church did when Herod put Simon Peter in prison after he had beheaded James, and had planned after the feast of unleavened bread to bring Simon Peter out and cut his head off. ‘…but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him’ (Acts 12:5). When Peter was loosed from his bonds at the midnight hour, the church was still in that prayer meeting.

“That is the kind of praying we need today. If there ever was a condition, if there ever was a time, if there ever was a task, if there ever was a challenge—that would put God’s people on their faces in agonizing, heart-broken prayer—it is today! If it is not done today, it will never be done! What in the world will it take to send us to our knees to pray?”

That’s a good question, isn’t it? I always think of how Pastor Lynne would always say, “I’d rather in my own self seek Him, pray and not have to be pushed by some kind of a catastrophe, some sudden happening in the earth that drives people to their knees out of fear.” We want what He wants and we have the authority to open doors. We have His authority to pray these things through. Pray away the hindrances that seemingly stop the Church worldwide from being the Church it’s called to be. It’s not that we can make revival happen, but there are things that we’ve been called to do. We know that it’s up to us individually to be revived, to continually live a revived life. And no sin is worth losing the anointing on us.

If you would like to be read Herald of His Coming online, click here.


We worship You, Lord
We humble ourselves before You and turn our eyes upward, heaven’s way
We love You and we repent for not pressing on and going further and rising up
The blood of Your Son has made us free from sin
We’re grateful and thankful for it
We desire to focus on Your Word and the power of the Holy Spirit and to pray the church to the place she was destined to be
Jesus, we want to be the fire You called us to be—to be bright and lit up
You are leading us into all truth—the truth of Your Word
We take that supernatural strengthening by faith
Lifting up the body

Annie led in worship…

♪ Father, make us one… Like a building fitly framed, make us one… No division or schism anywhere… Just Your love flowing freely everywhere… Your perfect love flowing freely everywhere… Your love is never offended… Your love is patient and kind… And Your love is ever ready to believe the best of every person… Let Your love flow in Your body… Make us one… Like a building fitly framed, make us one… So Your glory may shine in Your people all the time… Make us one, Lord, make us one… ♪

Pastor Ray shared…

Before we go, I wanted to remind you that Billye Brim’s meetings in Branson start this evening. All that will be streamlined. It’s not quite as good as being there in person but still the anointing comes right on through. The meetings go all the way until Sunday.

To access Billye Brim’s website, just click here.

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