Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. -Matthew 4:1-2
Our God is awesome? After Jesus' 40 day experience, he continued his assignment. What is your assignment today? What do believe has changed in you as the result of prayer? This is the fortieth day of our corporate prayer challenge. We know that forty is a symbolic number in biblical history. Take a look at these great 40 days in the Bible:
Please share any stories of your 40 day prayer experience. What happens in you as you pray? How has prayer/your prayer life changed you? Will you continue to pray for others? Who still needs your prayers?
This is just the beginning of our corporate prayer journey. Keep praying and meeting with your prayer partners. Keep praying individually and corporately. God is alive and well! Keep praying for persons in every continent. This is a prayer movement. God speaks and we want to digest and enact every word. Expect the supernatural to engage the natural in Jesus' Name, Amen. Thy will be done...
With God's Love--Stay in the watchtower,
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33, NIV
God in Christ is still alive! In the world, we will have trouble; but, God has overcome the world so that all are able to eternally live as overcomers! Meditate on Jesus' words spoken to his disciples before Calvary:
16 “A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying to us, ‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” 18 They said, “What does he mean by this ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Are you discussing among yourselves what I meant when I said, ‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’? 20 Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. 22 So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23 On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. -John 16: 16-24, NIV
Do you believe Jesus' words today? Are you one of Christ's modern day followers today? God is able to turn your pain into joy. The exact date that this will happen, I do not know. But, it will happen! Seek the kingdom of God and God's righteousness. Keep trusting God's Word. It shall come to pass! We love you and...
Please continue to pray for:
There was a drought in the land. Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; there he bowed himself down upon the earth and put his face between his knees. 43 He said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” He went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” Then he said, “Go again seven times.” 44 At the seventh time he said, “Look, a little cloud no bigger than a person’s hand is rising out of the sea.” Then he said, “Go say to Ahab, ‘Harness your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’” 45 In a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind; there was a heavy rain. Ahab rode off and went to Jezreel. 46 But the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; he girded up his loins and ran in front of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel 1 Kings 18: 42b-46, NRSV
God is alive! Keep the faith. Go back to the place where God revealed God-self to you to remind yourself not to lose heart. Where has God worked a miracle in your life? Where have you experienced the refreshing presence of the Almighty a God? In your mind, visit that place of miracles. Pray there with great faith. In Draw the Circle, Mark Batterson states:
"It's hard not to pray with faith when we pray in a place where God has already done a miracle.
Where has God already moved in miraculous ways? On top of Mt. Carmel, Elijah witnessed miracles. On Mt. Carmel, Elijah witnessed God defeat the prophets of Baal and end a drought. For Elijah, it was a reminder of God's power.
What place reminds you of God's power to do the miraculous in your midst?
Keep praying, beloved--please keep praying for persons in every nation. Please pray for leaders of nations as they seek justice, righteosness and peace. Especially pray for our 44th U.S.President Barack Obama and the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif as they prepare to meet today at The White House post capture Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil.
Your persistence in prayer is amazing and I give God thanks for every thought of you. We are intercessors. We are watchtowers, yes?
Join us daily (Monday-Sunday) as we pray from 6-6:15 am through Oct. 25. The dial-in number is (712) 432-1500. The participant access code is 621470. Prayer is wireless communication with God. Help us to move from prayer to action. We love you! Thank you...
Keep the faith,
"And God said....and so it was." -Genesis 1:9
Speak the Word of God. Speak God's Word in every situation and watch miracles happen. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat of its fruit (Proverbs 18:21). Words are seeds and we will eat (ingest, digest) the fruit of them. When we speak, we sow words of life or death to our spirit/soul. When we speak God's words and not our own, we carry the authority of heaven to back them up. Furthermore, we affect the atmosphere.
When God spoke, God's words were sown into the world (the atmosphere) and these words transformed everything. God's Word will transform everything in your life. God's Word will transform you. Believe that today. Wear God's Word/commandments around your neck, yes? Keep God's Word in your heart. Confess your sins to God. Forgive as God has forgiven you. Speak life, beloved and believe God's promises. Remind God of God's promises. God is bound by God's promises. God is truth. There is no dishonest or unjust way in God.
God's Word is strong enough to break every chain in your life today, to heal every pain, and to rescue you from every pit. Cry the word...weap the Word, live the Word, whisper the Word, sit in silence and think the Word. God is with you. Meditate on these words/promises of God as documented in Proverbs 3:
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
God can be trusted to do all that God promises. We do our part (as empowered by God's grace) and God is faithful to keep God's Word.
Join us in prayer and praise daily (Monday-Sunday) from 6-6:15 am through Oct. 25 as we engage God on behalf of persons in every nation.The dial-in number is (712) 432-1500. The participant access code is 621470. Prayer is wireless communication with God. Help us to move from prayer to action. We love you! Thank you...
20 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20-21, NRSV
God is faithful and God's love endures forever! Our eternal God breathed an eternal spirit into us. This spirit that lives in temporal flesh is a gift. Our bodies are finite--they will die. But, our spirits are infinite. They are eternal and will exist forever. But, where will they spend eternity? May the spirit in us choose to live with and follow God forever. May there be a spiritual revival in humanity right now!
In "Draw the Circle," Mark Batterson reminds us of a wonderful fact- We must simply take God at God's Word. He shared a statement by Leonard Ravenhill and it reads:
One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first and foremost it is a Book to be believed (and after that to be obeyed).
Will you boldly believe the promises of God? Will you dare to believe that God is yours. God is your healer, your provider, your sustainer, the God of your salvation in spite of any good works? Will you dare to confess your sins before a holy God? Will you boldly believe that God can forgive you as you forgive others... Will you boldly forgive? This is our confession---with the help of God, we will. Because God is, we are--and that's good news. You exist because God desired to create you. Boldly believe...boldly pray.....boldly trust...Thy will be done, God...
Keep praying, beloved. Join us daily (Monday-Sunday) as we pray from 6-6:15 am through Oct. 25. The dial-in number is (712) 432-1500. The participant access code is 621470. Prayer is wireless communication with God. Help us to move from prayer to action. We love you! Thank you...
With God's love,