Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into His glory? Luke 24:25-26
Many a self-willed sojourner has sought to forge his own way into the Divine Heritage of eternal bliss by-passing Calvary and going straight to The Majestic Throne Room of The Sovereign Lord! However, in the beginning and even before the foundation of this world, The Creator and Sustainer of all life meticulously established His Plan to orchestrate His Eternal Purpose, to reconcile humanity, and absolutely nothing shall be able to prevent His Will!
The Son of God died so that the sons of men could live!
While the rulers of this world has setup its own pre-requisites to evaluate the intrinsic value of a human life, nevertheless, at The Cross of Calvary, all men stand on equal footing and at the exact same level! TRUTHBTOLD, Calvary is the Equalizer!
It was at The Cross that judgement was exacted for the Sin of all mankind; for the wages of sin is death! (Ref. Romans 6:23) It was at The Cross where The Blood of Jesus was shed (not spilled accidentally) INTENTIONALLY! For it is written, “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” Hebrews 9:22
It was at Calvary where for the first time ever, Jesus experienced the devastating pain of separation, rejection and abandonment of His Heavenly Father! Although Jesus, The Perfect Sacrificial Lamb of God, had no sin IN Him, the sins of the entire world were ON Him demanding that The Holy Father turn away from His Only Begotten Son. Consequently, the impact of this one moment was so horrendous that Jesus cried out, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Ref. Mk. 15:34)
It was from The Cross at Calvary that Jesus, looking down at His executioners, pleaded with The Father to forgive them, “for they know not what they do.” (Ref. Luke 23:34)
It was from Calvary’s Cross that Jesus cries out with a loud Voice and DISMISSES His Spirit, “Father, into Your Hands I commend my Spirit” and GAVE UP the ghost! (Ref. Luke 23:46)
It was from The Cross at Calvary that Joseph of Arimathaea retrieves the lifeless body of Jesus, wrapped it in linen and laid it in his sepulcher before the soldiers placed a huge rock at the entrance to ensure that none of Jesus’ followers would be able to go in and steal his body, thereby giving credence to that ridiculous prophetic utterance l that somehow he’d risen from the dead! HOWEVRR, like many mere mortals still do, they failed to recognize that there behind the rock they’d rolled to block the tomb was THE ROCK OF AGES, Who voluntarily came to seal the ETERNAL Salvation of all who would entrust their lives to JESUS ALONE!
No Beloved, no man is exempt from stopping by Calvary! Without REPENTANCE THERE CAN BE NO CLEANSING; AND WITHOUT THE ATONING BLOOD OF JESUS, THERE CAN BE NO SALVATION!
It’s at Calvary where every man must come, humbly looking at himself, confessing “I am guilty of sin”; acknowledging “and I need a Savior! I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins, was buried and rose on the third day. I believe that He ascended back to Heaven and is now seated at The Right Hand of The Father, ALIVE 4EVER MORE, interceding on behalf of ANY who will accept His Atoning Grace and receive Mercy! #DIDJAHEARDAT?
“Thus it is written and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His Name amongst all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46-47
PRECIOUS ONE, I BESEECH YOU, DON’T TRY 2 SKIP CALVARY! TRUST2KNO, NO CROSS, NO CROWN!
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GOOD MORNING FAM! GOTTA MOMENT? AAAWWWEEEMAAZING?
Thank you for joining us once again in our Weekly Thursdays’ Corporate Prayer and Fasting! We’re grateful to Jesus, Our Lord and King, for every opportunity to come before His Throne, casting our cares at His Feet, recognizing that He’s willing and able to perfect everything that concerns us and to pour His Grace and Mercy upon our souls, freeing us from fear, doubt and anxiety, enabling us to live peacefully even in the midst of trying times! Let’s enter into His Presence with praiz…
WHEN I COME INTO HIS PRESENCE, I HUMBLE MYSELF! LIFT UP BOTH MY HANDS, AND I BEGIN TO WORSHIP HIM! I WORSHIP HIM, FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME; REDEEMED AND SET ME FREE! AND BECAUSE, JUS BCUZ…HE IS LORD! LET’S PRAY…
ABBA FATHER, Who dwells above the heavens and earth, once again we come humbly before You hallowing Your Holy Name, acknowledging, there is NONE LIKE YOU! Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mountains of God and Your judgments are like the great deep! We are eternally grateful to be called The Children of The Most High God! While we’ve done absolutely nothing to earn such honor and privilege, we bow before You, thanking You for the gift of one more day to embrace Life, Health, Peace and Joy that’s found thru our personal relationship with The Creator, Sustainer and Satisfier of every living creation.
Sweet Holy Spirit, embolden by Your Strength in the liberty that’s made available through The Precious Blood of Jesus, Our Savior and Lord, trusting wholly that while we are unable to know what is awaiting us today, we know that everything that pertains to life and godliness has already been prepared for this day, even as was provided for The Israelites as they journey through the wilderness! Therefore, we bless You, Our Good Shepherd for supplying our every need, according to Your Riches in Glory!
Precious Father, we thank You for Your Compassionate Care that allows You to look beyond the flawed, frail and fickle flesh suits that causes us to say, think and do those things which are not pleasing in Your sight and yet show us Gracious Mercy! Thank You for Promising that if we would acknowledge our sin and repent from a pure heart, You are Faithful to forgive us , cast our sin in the sea of forgetfulness, wash us in The Blood of Jesus and restore us back into right standing with You!
Sweet Holy Spirit, because no man can come to You except You draw him, we lift our brothers and sisters who do not know You in the pardon of their sin, asking that You break up the fallow ground of their self-willed hearts and rebellious minds, quicken The Spirit of Righteousness and Truth that provokes them to surrender their lives completely over to You today, and by faith confess that Jesus is The Son of God, the ONLY ACCEPTABLE SACRAFICE FOR SIN, RECEIVE HIS ATONING BLOOD AND BE BORN AGAIN INTO THE ETERNAL KINGDOM OF GOD!
Lord Jesus, because You came not to condemn but to convict and restore us, we lift up the backsliders who have been lured outside of The Ark of Covenant Grace,; touch their hearts and minds, flood their souls with a Spirit of Godly repentance that draws them back into Your Loving Arms! Assure them that You are ready, willing and able to reconcile them back into Your Family. Direct their steps to a local Church where they will be embraced with lovingkindness, nurtured and strengthened through Your Word that they may live out the rest of their lives as beacons of Light glorifying Your Power, Mercy and Grace that encourages those that they encounter to ask, “What must I do to be saved?” In Jesus Name we pray, AMEN 3X!
Precious Omniscient, Omnipotent Lord, You know everything that’s happening in the earth at this very moment, and how we struggle to walk by faith and not by sight, yet sometimes, our hearts and minds are overwhelmed with so much fear, doubt, anxiety and uncertainty that we lose or focus! Lord, You also know, that even before our lives were invaded by the COVID 19 Pandemic wreaking pain, suffering, death and destruction, many of us were already distraught by the devastating effects of a worldly society steeped in the stench of swampy lawlessness, blatant immorality and corruption in high places, systemic racism, hatred, bigotry and malicious injustices! NEVERTHELESS, knowing nothing else to do, we cry out to You for MERCY AND HELP to endure the things that are going on around us!
Lord, while You never promised us trial-free lives in this earth and even warned us of things to come, TRUTHBTOLD, many of us never expected that we’d live to see the kinds of challenges we’re facing in these last and evil day! We pray that You will fill our hearts with confident hope-filled expectation, trusting that You are a Very Present Help in trouble and that while weeping may endure for a night, Joy shall come in the morning!
Precious Lord, recognizing that You never intended us to meander through this life alone but to live solely relying and dependent upon You, trusting that ‘though we walk through the valley of the shadows of death, we fear no evil, for Thou are with us! You have sworn by GODSELF, TO NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE US! We ‘re fully persuaded and assured that You, YET RULE AND REIGN OVER THE AFFAIRS OF MANKIND, YOU SHALL NEVER RELINQUISH YOUR POSITION, POWER, CONTROL or PURPOSE to THE WILL OF ANY MERE MORTAL MAN!
Abba Father, while we’re careful to lift up before You, those who are shut-in, hospitalized, incarcerated, going through chemotherapy and radiation, dialysis treatments and those awaiting organ transplants, we ask that You remember those who are stricken with grief, mourning the loss of family and friends; remember those whose lives are being tormented by fear, failure, adultery, rebellious children, unemployment, poverty, unbelief, unforgiveness, doubt, anxiety, stress, mental disorders, hopelessness, shame, guilt, suicide, disappointment, rejection, ungodly soul ties and perverted sexual orientations!
Shield the 1st Responders, the Essential Workers, Silent Sufferers, the marginalized, the downcast, outcasts, the frustrated and distressed, the depressed/oppressed, the betrayed, abandoned, lonely and those enslaved by all manner of addictions! We pray that despite of what it looks like, at Your Command, every stronghold that the adversary has planned to use against us is uprooted and demolished NOW In Jesus Name! WE PULL DOWN AND REBUKE EVERY TORMENTING SPIRIT OF PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SPIRITUAL SICKNESS AND DIS-EASE, NOW! WE DECREE AND DECLARE THAT THE POWER OF GOD’S LOVE IS TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF YOUR PEOPLE ALL OVER THIS WORLD!
WE THANK YOU HOLY FATHER THAT YOU HAVE NOT LEFT US TO STRUGGLE BY OURSELVES AND THAT OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST, WHO IS SEATED AT YOUR RIGHT HAND, IS EMPATHETIC TO THE REALITIES AND FEELINGS OF OUR INFIRMITIES AND HAS BEEN CONSECRATED TO INTERCEDE ON OUR BEHALF, AS A LIVING WITNESS TO YOUR SOVEREIGN POWER OVER DEATH AND LIFE!
Abba Father, as we near the closing of our prayers, WE COMMAND PEACE BE STILL, WE RELEASE DIVINE HEALTH, PROSPERITY AND INCREASE INTO THE LIVES OF THOSE WHO CONFESS THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST AS LORD! WE SPEAK RESTORATION OF MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS! WE SPEAK DELIVERANCE FROM EVERY ADDICTION THAT WOULD DETOUR GOD’S BELOVED FROM THEIR APPOINTED DESTINY! WE SILENCE EVERY ACCUSER AND FALSE WITNESS WHO PLOTS AGAINST THE CHILDREN OF GOD!
We pray that You manifest Yourself to the ungodly, bind the Spirit of divisive exclusion, selfishness and narcissistic self-aggrandizing greed, reverse the hatred and bigotry in this country and replace it with LOVE AND THE MIND OF CHRIST! WE SPEAK EXPOSURE OF EVERY SPIRIT AND EVERYONE WHO WOULD ATTEMPT TO PERPETUATE DECEPTION, LAWLESSNESS AND PERVERT TRUTH! WE DECREE AND DECLARE IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND SAFE RETURN OF ALL VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICING AND EXACT DIVINE JUSTICE AND APPROPRITE PUNISHMENT UPON THOSE WHO SELFISHLY CAUSE THESE ATROCIOUS ACTIONS, IN THE MAJESTIC NAME OF JESUS!
Father as we wait for deliverance, in confidence and quietness, we’re rejoicing in hope and trusting wholly that all workers of iniquity are trembling and suddenly departing in fear, shame and defeat, because You have heard the voice of our weeping, our supplications and received our prayer as a sweet savor coming up before Your Sovereign Throne of Grace and Mercy!
Finally, Abba Father, we stand in agreement with You Who hears ours prayers and forgives our transgressions, shout with everlasting joy to The One to Whom all men will come! We believe that as Your Face shines upon us, You are making Your Ways and Salvation known among all nations, for You Guide and Rule justly!
Father, we thank You NOW! In The Exalted Name of Jesus WE SAY Amen 3X and It Is So!
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And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.” …Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.” Nehemiah 4:14, 20
In the midst of the current chaos and drama of this ungodly world, some might be tempted to question God’s Presence and even more crucial, might be confused about His Concern! However, rest assured, nothing happens in the earth that will ever take God by surprise! Remember, it ain’t always what it looks like! God is ALWAYS UP 2 something! When it seems as if the world is falling apart, Holy Spirit reminds us that EVERYTHING IS FALLING RIGHT IN PLACE! GOD DOES HIS BEST WORK IN THE DARK! WOW!
Saints of The Living God, Holy Spirit is calling Zion to Higher ground! The spirit of intrepidation and intimidation emanating from the rulers of darkness in high places, is rampantly pursuing to annihilate the people of God’s Confidence, Peace and Joy in The Faithfulness of our Heavenly Father! But we, who have placed our personal faith, trust and hope in The Eternal Lord Jesus Christ, must remain vigilant, united in Spirit, discerning the times, armed and ready to fight rather than come down!
While there is a time for reconciliation, there is also a time for WAR! And God did not leave us empty-handed! “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Corinthians 10:4-5)
Beloved, while we do recognize that the struggle is real, howevrrr, as Children of The Most High GOD, we contend IS ANYTHING 2 HARD 4 GOD? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
As the Scriptures admonishes, let us not be weary in well-doing as if we don’t have a GOD on OUR side! Instead, as we see the darkness encroaching, we must draw closer to The Light! “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
Children, let us keep our hearts tuned, listening for The Trumpet’s sound, calling us to rally at the Altar of Prayer and covering one another! Don’t allow the delusory maneuvers of the enemy to distract you from fulfilling your God-Ordained Purpose for being! STAY FOCUSED & FAITHUL!!! Hence, Be about OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS!
TRUST2KNO, OUR GOD WILL FIGHT 4 US! SO…WATCH & PRAY BUT DON’T COME DOWN! #TRUMPDAT?
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GOOD MORNING FAMILY! GOTTA MOMENT? INCREDIBLE!
We’re delighted that you’ve joined us once again for our Weekly Thursdays’ Corporate Prayer and Fasting. When we think that The God of All Creation cares enough about each one of us individually that He invites us into His Presence allowing us to pour out of hearts before Him, it’z jus awemaazing. Shall we enter in…
It’s in my heart this melody of love divine; It’s in my heart since I am His and He is mine. It’s in my heart, how can I help but sing and shine It’s in my heart, it’s in my heart. You ask me why I know His blood can cleanse alone; You ask me why I know He sits upon the throne, And why I know He chose me for His own; It’s in my heart, it’s in my heart!
Unto Thee, Abba Father, we come with our hearts opened before You, our hands lifted up to You, surrendering all that we are, all that we’re not, all that we have and all that we hope to be; acknowledging that without You, we are nothing and can do absolutely nothing! For in You Alone is Life, Love and Light!
We Thank You for breath, strength to move and wisdom to respond to Your Lovingkindness, Tender Mercy and Grace-filled guidance with faithful obedience! We seek forgiveness for anything that we’ve done, words that we’ve spoken or thought that was in violation of Your Righteous Statutes as recorded in In The Holy Bible! By faith we now receive forgiveness as promised that if we would confess our sin, You are faithful and Just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness and restore us back into right fellowship and divine favor with You.
We’re eternally grateful that it’s not Your desire that any should perish, but that all men be saved, nevertheless, we know that no man can come to You, except You draw him. We ask that You Who Sits Enthroned Above the circle of The Earth, open the hearts and minds of the sinner man who’s blinded by Satanic forces of darkness, as You so graciously did for each one of us, and let The Glorious Light of Your Love and Power be revealed to them in The Face of Your Precious Son Jesus!
We thank You for The Lamb of God, who volunteered to be sacrificed, died and rose again to snatch sinners from the clutches of eternal destruction and free us to accept this Gift of Salvation, live the life Style of Abundance in this present world and in the world to come, eternally in Your Presence, In Jesus Name! We thank You for quickening the hearts of backsliders who have turned away from following after You and now live outside of Your Plan and Purpose, with a Spirit of Godly Repentance that compels them to run back into Your Arms and commit the remainder of their lives to serving You, witnessing and exemplifying The Wonder of Your Greatness to unregenerated souls!
Precious Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent Lord, knowing that You never intended us to meander through this life alone but to live solely dependent upon You, we come now asking You to save us the more, help us, lead and guide us, strengthen and uphold us as we seek to live our lives representing You, The Light of The World, before ay anti-Christ culture!
You know the lawlessness that’s so prevalent in our nation and our world today and how we’re so easily tempted to give up as if we have no hope for things getting better in the future. Help us to remember Who our GOD IS; empower us to walk by faith and not by sight! Help us to remember that Your Word Shall Reign Forever and that every Promise You have spoken is YEA AND AMEN! Help us to know that nothing happens in the earth that can or will ever take You by surprise. Help us to remember that You, Jehovah, neither sleep nor slumber and You shall NEVER relinquish Your Position, Power or Control to the will of any mere mortal man; therefore YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE FINAL SAY!
Sweet Holy Spirit, because You know our spirits and are able to intercede on our behalf, when we are at a loss for the right words, encourage our weary hearts and vexed souls to remember that when it seems as if this world is upside down, You can be touched with the feeling of infirmities and will intervene at Your appointed time and by Your POWER to turn EVERYTHING RIGHT-SIDE UP! As Your Servant David reminds us, ‘though we walk through the valley of the shadows of death, we fear no evil, for Thou are with us! You have sworn by GODSELF to never leave us or abandon us, but will be with us ALWAYS!
Precious Lord, as You are watching over Your Beloved, seeing the whole world in Crisis and confusion, the systemic racism and gross injustices, we ask that You release a spiritual awakening in The Body of Christ, prick our hearts to repentance, focus our eyes again on Your Priorities, strengthen our enthusiasm and compassion that we might persevere and not faint, but diligently seek Your Face in prayer and supplications provoking confidence to speak out loud to those yet imprisoned and deprived by darkness assuring them that You are the Only Answer to the woes of this world!
Anoint Your Children afresh, as we go from strength to strength, empowering us to become Burning Chariots of Your Glory to reflect, attract and guide lost souls to The Cross!Gird up the loins of our minds as we encourage all who are struggling to trust You with EVERYTHING THAT’S HINDERING AND DISTRACTING THEM FROM WALKING IN FAITHFUL OBEDIENCE TO THE LIGHT OF YOUR WORD to push pass pride, arrogance, betrayal, bitterness and resentment and forgive those who have wronged us!
Abba Father, we lift up those who are grieving the lost of loved ones, the Mothers/Fathers distraught by wayward, rebellious children; intervene on behalf of the Husbands/Wives/Children who’re enduring all kinds of abuse and lift up the rejected and the lonely! Heal those who’re affected by COVID-19 and all manner of sicknesses and diseases! Cover the protestors, the essential and frontline workers, 1st responders, caretakers, the elderly, the prisoners, the poor, cast-down and the homeless! As You’ve instructed, we pray for the secular and spiritual leaders and ask that You fill them with Wisdom and Compassion to deal justly and responsibly with the power You’ve designated to them!
Sweet Jesus, as we attempt to lean not to our understanding, our spirit is willing but often our flesh is weakened because of what we see in the natural. For none of us has escaped the terror; our lives have been invaded by the enemies of our souls, marginalized by hatred, ignorance, deception and corruption in high places, legalized degradation and immorality because the Prince of the Air continues to creep into our minds and hearts to rob us of things that are dear to all of us!
For some of us have suffered the loss of our homes, jobs, businesses, the proms and graduation celebrations, weddings, vacations, or perhaps loss of faith, trust, loss of hope, vision and enthusiasm, peace and our joy leaving our hearts shrinking with fear, disillusionment, perplexity, anxiety, stress, disappointment, confusion and isolation! We ask that You perfect and minister to the cares and concerns of all who are standing in gap for those who’re in need of prayer! Restore homes, marriages, family relationships, bring about household salvations, divine health and wholeness even as You prosper our finances! Please replenish those things that have been lost during this pandemic!
Father, as always, we recognize that there’s so much more that we could, even should ask, but we are trusting that Holy Spirit is yet stirring up the hearts and minds of those who are professing Your Name to pray without ceasing! We ask that You release upon our hearts, an ever-burning desire for an even greater personal, intimate relationship through fellowship with Holy Spirit, that we might prove what is the perfect and acceptable Will of The Lord Jesus!
Lord Jesus, we, Your children, the apple of Your Eye, await Your Salvation, in patient confidence and quietness, rejoicing in hope and trusting\that You have heard the voice of our weeping, our supplications, have received our prayer as a sweet savor coming up before Your Sovereign Throne, and that we shall inherit the Promises of GOD!
Abba Father, as we align our spirits, soul and body with You Eternal Word, we bow in obedient reverence before The Hope of all the earth, believing that as Your face shines upon us that, You are making Your Ways and Salvation known among all nations!
In The Exalted Name of Jesus we seal this prayer in The Holy Ghost with a HOLY Alleleujah! Amen 3X!
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For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the heart of the contrite ones…For the iniquity of his covetousness, was I wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace in him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORDD, and I will heal him.
But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my GOD, to the wicked. Isaiah 57:15, 17-21G
Don’t fool yourself, you can’t play GOD! HE AIN’T THE ONE!
It may seem as if you’ve put one over on Him, but He Who’s Name is HOLY, Enthroned above the Circle of The WHOLE earth, is Omniscient! Moreover, absolutely nothing escapes His Watch!
TRUTHBTOLD, the One True and Living GOD, Who inhabits Eternity, is not willing to ignore the wickedness of men’s hearts that drive those, who claim to be His people, to leave the sanctity of their marriage bed, running faithfully into the arms of other false gods to habitually and shamelessly engage in adulterous perverse acts, explicitly prohibited by His Kingdom Constitution! #ijs!!
Unfortunately, many will erroneously presume that His patient dispensation of Graciousness and Mercy somehow infer that He condones sin, and blatantly reject that other part of GOD’S Righteousness, Justice! Yet GOD, never violating a person’s will, will leave them to the fruit of their own choices only to discover too late that the power of idols disappears at the most inopportune moments! It’s as if their gods take a vacation or a nap, just when they need them the most!
But God’s unfeigned Love, refusing to deny GODSELF, rather than exacting lasting punishment, compassionately reaches out to provide help, hope, healing, fellowship, guidance, comfort and restoration to the contrite of heart and low in spirit who crying out in repentance turn back to Him!
God has sworn by Himself that whosoever will seek Him with all of their heart, mind, spirit, soul and body will inherit the good land and find refuge, strength and deliverance!
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly ( Psalm 84:11 ).
BUT, FOR THE WICKED, WHO REFUSE TO GIVE UP THEIR LIFESTYLE OF PERPETUAL EVIL, THERE IS NO HOPE 4 PEACE AND RECONCILLIATION!
TRUST2KNO, GOD’S PLAN FOR MAN IS ALWAYS SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN ANYTHING PEOPLE CAN COME UP WITH ON THEIR OWN! #FACT
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GOOD MORNING FAMILY! GOTTA MOMENT! GLORRAAA BE TO GOD!
Once again we’re delighted that you have joined us in our Weekly Thursday Corporate Prayer and Fasting! We are grateful for every opportunity allotted us to come before The Throne of our Majestic King, entreating His Help to sustain us through the concerns and cares of life’s maladies! As we enter into His Presence with hopeful anticipation, we lift our voices in adoration and praise…
O magnify The Lord! For He is worthy to be praise! O magnify The Lord, for He is Worthy to be praised. Hosanna, Blessed Be The ROCK, BLESSED BE THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION! HOSANNA! BLESSED BE THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION!
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS, O GOD OUR FATHER! There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changes not Thy compassions they fail not. As Thou hast been Thou forever will be. Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see And all I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me…
Our Father God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, we come before You to Magnify and Hallow Your Name far above our circumstances! Humbled by Your Sustaining Grace, Preserving Mercy and Unrelenting, Unconditional Love, we’re eternally grateful for one more opportunity to behold The Glory of Your Presence! You are our Awesome Provider, Protector, The Commander of The Angelic Hosts, Seated E,nthroned above the Circle of The Earth! We recognize that it’s only Your Sovereign Wisdom and Strength that has allowed us to live today! We thank You for revealing to us such wondrous treasures once hidden from our understanding, when we walked surrounded by darkness, as dead men in the earth without a God on our side!
Abba Father, because of You, we cherish this day and dare not take it for granted as if we have a right to be alive! It’s in You that we live, move and have our being! Oh, how awesome are Your deeds! For by Your Mighty Hand You have preserved us and kept our feet from slipping from our Mother’s wombs until this very moment!
Precious Lord, standing beneath an Open Heaven, unto Thee, we lift up our souls, thanking You for allowing us the privilege to express the feelings of our infirmities, the sorrows, the disappointments, our doubts and fears, anger, depression and despair! With a Holy Boldness, rooted and grounded in Your Peace, anchored in The Word of Your Power, Your Everlasting Faithfulness, clad in the Whole Armor of God, we clinging to The soothing Truth that Your Righteousness shall be revealed in us to the saving of our souls!
We thank You for reminding us that we are not wrestling against mere mortals, but are engaged in spiritual warfare with Satanic forces controlled by evil scheming, deception rulers of darkness and wickedness in high places! Moreover, we have Your assurance, having sworn by Godself, that You will never leave us or abandon us but will always cause us to triumph victoriously over every weapon that’s formed against us! We proclaim You as our God of Hope, Help, Refuge and Strength!
Omniscient, Compassionate Creator, forgive us for breaking Your Heart as You looking down, seeing the world in Crisis, the global confusion, systemic racism and gross injustices! Awaken Your Church to repentance, turn our eyes and our hearts again to You that we might persevere and not faint, but diligently seek Your Face in prayer and supplications confident that You are the Only Answer to every situation! Gird up the loins of our minds that as we go from strength to strength, become Shining Lights of Your Glory in the midst of this present darkness, to guide lost souls to The Cross!
Set a guard over our tongues that our anger and anguish does not cause us to sin against Thee but speak LIFE to DEAD things! Let our enemies be confounded and troubled forever; fill their faces with shame that they may see Your Name.
Bless those who are yet struggling to disciple their fleshly desires, bringing them into alignment with Your Perfect Will. Transforms minds that are oppressed and tormented by demonic spirits! Encourage those who are struggling to trust you with EVERYTHING THAT’S HINDERING AND DISTRACTING THEM FROM WALKING IN FAITHFUL OBEDIENCE TO THE LIGHT OF YOUR WORD! Help us to push pass pride, arrogance, betrayal, bitterness and resentment that we may forgive those who have wronged us!
We lift up those who are still leaning to their own understanding and those who are ye rejecting Your Grace and Mercy! Remember those who have suffered the lost of loved ones, the Mothers/Fathers who’re grieved by wayward, rebellious children; intervene on behalf of the Husbands/Wives who’re enduring all kinds of abuse and lift up the lonely! Heal those who’re affected by COVID-19 and all manner of sicknesses and diseases! Cover the protestors, the essential and frontline workers, 1st responders, caretakers, the elderly, the prisoners, the poor, cast-down and the homeless!
We lift up the secular and spiritual leaders and ask that You fill them with Wisdom and Compassion!
Perfect and minister to the cares and concerns of all who are standing in agreement with this prayer! Restore marriages, family relationships, bring about household salvations, divine health and wholeness even as You prosper our finances! Please restore those things that have been lost during this pandemic!
We’re believing that You are doing a new thing in each of our lives and in the Church Universal! As we strategically transition out of our old mindsets and norms into the next realm of our revelation of The Wonders of Your Greatness, create in us clean hearts and renew in us right spirits that we won’t track the mud of our past into the future that You have Divinely orchestrated for us,!
Grace us with Joyful, Confident Expectation, trusting wholly that You O Sovereign Lord of Life are still in control, working all things together for our greatest good and Your Highest Glory!
Abba Father, believing that before we ask, it’s already done, we thank You NOW! We seal this prayer, continuously praising and exalting The Precious Name of Jesus Christ together with a Holy Hallelujah and Amen 3X!
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I will make a covenant of peace with them. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will set them in their land[a] and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27 My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28 Then the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” Ezekiel 37:26-28
One of my favorite Gospel Hymns that I often ask my hubby to sing for me (and if you’ve ever heard me sanng you’d understand why) opens with these words, “Time is filled with swift transition. Not of earth or moon can stand. Build your hopes on things eternal. Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Trust in Him who will not leave you. Whatsoever years may bring. When my earthly friends forsaken. Still more closely to Him cling.”
TRUTHBTOLD, unless you were born late last night or arrived on planet Earth early this morning, you’ve got to agree that these words ring uncomfortably familiar and far too relevant to 2020! #ijs It’s as if the signs, times and seasons have been Divinely Orchestrated from The End to The Beginnings!
At this writing, we’ve just breached the 6th month of the Year that many prophesied “The Year of Clarity of Vision”! Yet, few would’ve dared to imagine that the entire world would be called to a universal “TIME OUT” and sent to their rooms, isolated and quarantined by a pandemic world wind invasion of an invisible enemy indiscriminately seeking to ravage the land destroying anything/everyone and successfully killing hundreds of thousand people in it’s path!
And before we dared ask, ‘What’s next?’, #BOOM! The covers were snatched off of the neatly fitted beds of ease, exposing the RAW TRUTH of Systemic Racism, deeply embedded into the culture of The Land of The Free, as the world sat stunned staring in the face of Mr. George Floyd gasping for breath and calling for his deceased Mama, while his assailant’s knee pushed against his neck, draining the last ounce of life out of his body! Looming in the frontal lobes of every sane mind the question seeps out, ‘IS AMERICA GREAT AGAIN…YET?’
Can I tell ya, I almost…! Then, I remembered Mama Carter’s words, “Baby, stick with the praying part of the Churrch, cuz everything else is going down, BUT THE WORD OF GOD!” I remember the ol’ saints telling us “U gotta wear this world like a loose fitting coat so you can slip out of it in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye”! I guess that was their way of warning us to expect the unexpected and stay prepared for the certainty of uncertainties in life, huh?
In a world where idolatry is socially acceptable and abnormal is the preferred norm, how is this possible? First, you gotta know where and in whom to anchor your personal trust and preserve all of your HOPE! Beloved, please make sure THAT THAT’S JESUS, THE PRINCE OF PEACE! The Scripture declares that those who abide in a Covenant Relationship with God, inherited through the Redemption of Jesus’ Blood, have a confident assurance that ‘come what may’ my Salvation remains stable, unmovable, unified under One Preeminent King, sanctified by One Lord, knitted and grounded in One Faith!
Our Heavenly Father, having sworn by GOD-SELF, abideth Faithful to The Kingdom Constitution! Rest assured, “I will never leave you nor abandon you” ( Ref. Hebrews 13:5) When it seems as if the world has turned upside down, in Heaven’s Perspective, it’s right-side up! In other words, TRUST2KNO, EVERYTHING IS MOVING BY THE POWER OF GOD AND NOTHING CAN PREVENT THE FULFILLMENT OF HIS ETERNAL PURPOSE!
“My dwelling place shall be with them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Ezekiel 37:27
“The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: “I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains.” Amos 6:8
BELIEVERS ARE NEVER WITH A HOPE! #STILLWINNING #CHECKMATE
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When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), 9 then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:8-10 ESV
For if we sin willfully AFTER that we have received the knowledge of the TRUTH, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgement and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries.
He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or more witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, WHO HAS TRODDEN UNDER FOOT THE SON OF GOD, and hath COUNTED THE BLOOD OF THE COVENANT, WHEREWITH HE WAS SANCTIFIED, AN UNHOLY THING, AND HAS DONE DESPITE UNTO THE SPIRIT OF GRACE?
IT IS A FEARFUL THING TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD. Hebrews 10:26-29, 31
If we say we have no sin, WE DECEIVE ourselves and the TRUTH is not in us. If we confess our SINS, HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.
IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NOT SINNED, WE MAKE HIM A LIAR AND HIS WORD IS NOT IN US. 1 JOHN 1:9-10
TRUTHBTOLD…JESUS HAS DONE THE HARDEST PART, ONCE AND FOR ALL. NOW IT’S UP TO YOU AND I TO RECEIVE OR REJECT THE GIFT OF GRACE!
‘FESS UP AND REPENT TODAY! #ijs!!! OOOH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS! PLEASE; DON’T WASTE GRACE!
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