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NW Prayer Gathering

The Northwest Prayer Gathering will be hosting another 6 hour prayer burn on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Houses of Prayer from around the PNW will gather together in Federal Way and cry out for the Church and the future of our PNW region. Lunch will follow. Yes we know this is Superbowl weekend. Yes we know most of America shuts down for this. However the time we live in calls for us to set aside these events and gather together for the breaking in of God’s mercy and power for our nation and for his Church.

Click here to see the NWPG facebook event page.

Regards,

Ian Rutherford
Director, TRiHOP

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The Reset 2019

As I sit here on my couch, reflecting and contemplating the events of the passing year, I am thankful and amazed.

Exactly one year ago on December 31st 2018, I was lying in a hospital bed. Two days prior, I suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. My heart stopped on the operating table and I was mercifully brought back to life. God’s resurrection power and the help of some highly trained Physicians permitted me to move into the next phase of my life. It was a divinely orchestrated “Reset.”

Tonight, as I am getting ready to gather at the Salem House of Prayer and pray into the coming new year, I am impacted with the impartation that God is about to give His beloved Bride. I believe the Church of Jesus Christ is in for a wild ride in 2019. There will of course be many challenges, but there will also be a great number of victories and increases.

I believe the Lord is going to come with resurrection power in 2019. Many who have fallen asleep in their spirit, or felt dead in their hearts towards God and others, will suddenly come alive again. The Lord is going to do marvelous things among us.

This coming year will certainly not be a time of endless relaxation and enjoyment. There will be battles to be fought, but there will also be great victories that will propel us into the next new thing the Lord wants to do.

We are always maturing as the Bride of Christ. We are continually being conformed more closely Into His Image. Our speech, our thoughts, and our very actions will become increasingly transformed as we learn to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear His voice more clearly.

Many Believers are going to become less and less satisfied simply going to church or listening to good preaching on the internet. These things are incredibly valuable, but not enough by themselves. The Lord is again going to put an intense hunger in many people’s hearts to be with Him and seek His face.

Many will find themselves being drawn into a place of prayer where they seek to have their hunger and thirst satisfied. This well known scripture will personally come alive to them:

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul pants for You O God.” Psalm 42:1

This will not simply be a good idea or a song any longer, but a driving force in their life. Some will initially find the place of prayer a place of death and dying, as the Lord removes some of the old things, but then it will become a place of finding new life in the new things He initiates in them. There will be things that end, and there will be things that begin. Change that brings a resetting that will position them more closely to God and help them find their new assignment.

God has been at work preparing us for this heavenly change. A few months ago the Lord begin to speak to me about a reset that was coming to the body of Christ. Then I begin to hear of other Ministries who were feeling the same. The ministry that I give guidance to, the Salem House of Prayer, has gone through radical changes this year, and we’re not through yet.

Some have been scary and some have been wonderful but in truth, they have all been directed by the guiding hand of the Lord. We are all going to learn to walk in peace like never before. We must learn to walk upon the water of trouble because there’s never going to be a shortage of trouble as we advance towards the coming of the Lord.

However, we are not to fear the trouble, but to embrace it as an opportunity to see the victories of Christ come forth. We are going to learn to speak to the waters of trouble and command them to be still. The peace we carry will extend to our surroundings, affecting them and initiating much needed calm. We will literally change the environment and atmosphere we find ourselves in. We master the waves, the waves do not master us.

This year, some will see loved ones that they have prayed for for years come to Jesus. Sons and Daughters will return home. Difficult addictions will be broken. Pornography that has ravaged the minds of many young men and women will suddenly lose its power. There will be demonstrations of healing unlike some have ever seen. Churches will begin to be known as places one can go to recover from sickness rather than going to the hospital. Miracles will increase dramatically in some regions.

One of the greatest miracles that will begin to happen this year will be seeing the Lord. Many who have been seeking the Lord for years will have their eyes open to see Him. Some in dreams and some while they are wide awake.

I personally had this experience last year while in a prolonged season of seeking the Lord. I spent a week camping out, locked in the House of Prayer to seek the Lord. About the middle of the week I had a dream where Jesus appeared to me and showed me His eyes. He spoke not a word, but just looked into me. His eyes told me everything I needed to know about the current situation I was in.

The kingdom is going to continue to excel as we approach the coming of the Lord. The scripture says in Isaiah 61 that there will be an increase of both light and darkness.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come. And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:1-3

We should expect this. We are not to ignore the darkness neither are we to embrace it. We are simply to know that we are in the world to be a light. The light will challenge and change the darkness. Love will overcome hate. The power of the Gospel, the truth that is Christ Jesus, will conquer all lies.

Each day we draw a little closer to the literal physical return of Jesus and the manifestation of His kingdom of God upon the earth. Jesus will sit on a Throne in Jerusalem and all the nations will flow into Him. This is not a fairy-tale, but a reality that is steadily and rapidly approaching, and one He is actively preparing us for.

So set fast your heart Saint of God. Allow Him to change and “Re-set” you again. Do not trust in the things of this world to bring you satisfaction, comfort or deliverance. No government, no amount of money, and no friendship with the world is going to satisfy the longing of our hearts. Draw closer to Jesus in the secret chamber and you will find the grace that you need not only to stand in the day that is coming, but to joyfully overcome and prevail.

And to all who overcome, He will grant them treasures of Presence and abundant Life such as they have only imagined. The Kingdom of Heaven is touching earth. And everywhere it touches, change will come. Some of these changes will be welcomed and others will not. But we have an Eternal King who has promised that only the eternal things will remain. He is going to shake everything that can be shaken, so that only what is eternal will remain. This He does for our good.

“Whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, ‘Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven.” Now this [phrase] ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.” Hebrews 12:26-27

Great and mighty things are ahead for us in 2019. Embrace them with a heart full of joy. Learn to spend time in the secret place. Then go out and find someone to give that treasure too.

In Gods Love, Grace and Mercy,
Jim Moore

Jim & Linda Moore, Salem House of Prayer

 

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Answers To Prayer – Oregon 2018

Our activities have increased exponentially over the past 5 years, so we thought we’d highlight a few of God’s top stories in 2018, which we believe is in direct answer to your prayers in Oregon.  Sometimes it’s good to consider we’ve been and then make a course correction (if need be), before we get our sights set on the next set of instructions – where God is taking us in the days, weeks and months to come. Thank You, Lord for such a fruitful year and thank You for equipping us for this next year.

  • February – Collegiate Day of Prayer:  This marked the beginning of the Evangelism/Discipleship Explosion in Oregon
  • April – NW Prayer Summit:  A Word was given that God was “Resettin and Re-tooling” His people”, and that the old tools would no longer work in this new season.  Our Pray Oregon Tour team covered over 3,500 miles in two weeks, and there was a continuous planting of scripture stakes across the state.
  • May – Our Oregon Governor made a proclamation for the National Day of Prayer.
  • July – Andrew Palau Festival –  More than 9,500 people in attendance on Saturday (the largest gathering in the history of the ballpark), and more than 850 confessions of faith throughout the event.
  • August – Franklin Graham visited Oregon stopping in Bend, Medford and Canby on his West Coast Tour.
  • September Events

David’s Tent:  Oregon participated in the national Tent America initiative with a tent at our capitol and six other locations around the state for 3-days.

Portland 2018: This 4-day event was held at the Memorial Coliseum with thousands of people hearing the gospel and going out on the streets to proclaim the gospel.  Discipleship was a big focus spearheaded by Chris Overstreet – Compassion To Action

  • November – We all survived mid-term elections.  And although we were pleased watch the Pro-life measure make it on the ballot, it’s important that we continue to pray for those results which will turn this issue around for God’s glory!

One PDX:  This was a powerful night of prayer & worship hosted at 4 churches in Portland. www.onepdx.org

We are thankful for you!  Please continue praying, as you can see it is working.

Blessing from the Pray Oregon Team

Prayer Keys for 2019 – Unlock Your War Room

But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.  —Luke 5:16, AMP

This verse from Luke shows that just like us, Jesus needed a break from the demands of His busy life to recharge his batteries and spend time with His Heavenly Father. The life of Christ is intended to give us examples we can follow and learn from. So, even though He was God incarnate, Jesus didn’t draw on His superpowers as the Son of God when it came to facing life’s challenges. Instead, when He was exhausted or burdened or in need of spiritual refreshment, He would “slip away” to pray — plugging into the power and purpose that can only be found in God’s presence.

Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons God has given us, and looking ahead into 2019, it has never been more important for God’s people to be on our knees than now. But learning how to pray effectively is not always easy. Jesus’ disciples felt the same confusion. They were familiar with the rote repeated prayers of the Torah. But Jesus prayed with a kind of authority and power they had never seen before — as though God was listening! So when they came to Jesus, as told in Matthew 6, they didn’t say, “Teach us another prayer.” They said, “Lord, teach us to pray.”

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) is Yeshua’s response. It is a beautiful prayer and one that every Christian should hide in their heart — in fact, most have it memorized. But as elegant as the words are, Jesus never intended it to become another ritualistic prayer. Rather, it was to be an example of how to pray.

This, then, is how you should pray:  ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’

Here are nine keys to help you develop a more powerful prayer life. Hopefully they will encourage you to make 2019 a power-packed year of effective prayer.

1. Know to Whom you are speaking.

Prayer is a conversation with God, and every conversation begins by addressing the person to whom you are speaking by name. Yeshua begins with “Our Father in heaven.” He focuses on a distinct person — the Heavenly Father with whom he has a personal relationship. We share the same right to call God “Father,” and there are times when we need to talk with our Abba Father, Daddy God. But God is three distinct persons in One: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

It is helpful to know which of the Godhead we are speaking. Sometimes we will speak with Yeshua, the friend who is closer than a brother and the Savior of our soul. Other times we might cry out to Holy Spirit, for strength and power to overcome temptation or complete a difficult task which Father God has called us to do.  We should pray often, expressing our affection & love to our Heavenly Father and to thank Him for our welfare and comfort and for all things He gives us each day.  We pray to ask our Father for strength to live for Him and to love others.  Speaking with our Heavenly Father takes times and focus but as we pray, our faith grows stronger.

2. Approach with gratitude.

Approaching the heart of God with gratitude is always a great conversation starter. Like any parent, God loves to see that we have grateful hearts. But more importantly, as we take the time to praise God for all He has done in the past — and review those answered prayers, the impossible situations overcome, the healings and grace — and even our faith to believe for even greater answers to prayer grows stronger and more confident. Praise opens the gates of heaven and should always be part of our alone time with God.

3. Speak what you need.

Dependence upon the Lord is pleasing to Him.  He likes it when we ask, because He is a good Father.  In Jesus’ time, bread was a staple — one of the most basic needs of life — and He did not hesitate to ask God to provide it. But we often hesitate to bother God with the little things we need, thinking he shouldn’t be bothered. And when the big problems come, we try everything we can to solve the problem before we think to pray. The Bible says, “You do not have because you do not ask God.” So never hesitate to ask God for what you need in 2019.

4. Agree with God.

Your Father in heaven delights to give you good gifts.  Speak as if you believe that truth.  Do not pray in unbelief.  Agree with what the Lord is saying about you, a situation or another person.  Do not make a habit of complaining and speaking negatively when you pray.  In reference to the “power of the spoken word”, someone once said that it is better to agree with heaven, than to agree with hell.

5. Ask for God’s will.

The Lord’s Prayer is not the only place where Jesus role-modeled a heart of obedience and submission to the will of God over his own desires and needs. In the Garden of Gethsemane, only hours before Jesus’ crucifixion, He would once again pray, “not my will, but Yours be done.” In a world where right and wrong are frequently confused and the future is so uncertain, it can be hard to know how to pray or what to ask for when difficult circumstances arise. But the one thing we can know with absolute certainty is that God’s plan for those who love Him is good, and the safest place we can be is in the center of His divine will.

6. Repent and ask for forgiveness.

James 5:16 reminds us that if we want our prayers to be heard, our hearts need to be right with God and with one another. If you feel your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling, take some time to check your heart.

7. Pray with a friend.

This is one of the most underutilized tools in our kingdom arsenal.  Matthew 18:20 says, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”  There is power in agreement when we pray in Jesus’ name.  When we have an urgent need to take before the throne of God, how often will we call a friend to pray?  If you don’t already have one, make finding a trusted prayer partner one of your goals in 2019.

8. Pray the Word.

One of the best films about prayer in 2015 was the War Room, starring Priscilla Shirer.  The timing of its release was perfect because our country was on the brink of an unprecedented election in 2016 and America was in need of a great example of what a prayer warrior is called to do.  The example that Miss Clara set for the Priscilla Shirer’s character is an excellent example for us to follow and set for those who have not yet discovered prayer.  How many people are watching your prayer life?   How many are listening to you praying through each difficult need or situation which arises.  Are they watching you pray with belief?  Are you praying for healing, deliverance or salvation with scripture and a powerful promise of God?  The Word of God is powerful and prayer is our great spiritual weapon to wield it.  There is no better blessing than to pray the Word.  Son and daughter,  just pray the Word, and in faith you will move mountains.

Jesus did the same when he was tempted by Satan in the wilderness (see Luke 4:1-12). He was the Son of God, but He did not use his divine authority. Instead, He used the authority of the Scriptures.

9. Memorize Scripture.

The most important key to a vibrant prayer life is to understand your spiritual authority in Jesus Christ as explained in the Scriptures. The only way to do that is to become intimately familiar with the written Word of God. Even a few minutes a day in the Word of God will add strength and authority to your prayers.  May the Lord bless you richly as you unlock your war room in 2019 and begin to overcome those spiritual battles with righteous victory!  Amen.

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Government Leaders Stand on U.S. House Floor, Remind Americans of Bible’s Critical Importance: 77th National Bible Week

In 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt declared National Bible Week to encourage Americans to read the Bible as a source of hope and encouragement. Since then, every President has declared the week of Thanksgiving as National Bible Week.

This week, Congressman Doug Lamborn and several Congressional Prayer Caucus members hosted a Special Order commemorating National Bible Week, affirming our Judeo-Christian heritage and the Bible’s impact on the American way of life.

Watch Congressman Mike Johnson boldly dispel misconceptions about the use of the Bible in public school classrooms:

 

Above text is an excerpt from Lea Carawan, Executive Director, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

ONE: CITYWIDE PRAYER AND WORSHIP

We invite to participate in this upcoming event by attending or praying if unable to attend.

From ONE PDX:

The Kingdom of God has no walls, no borders, no locked doors. Men, women, and children of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and theological belief are united under a common mission and a common King, in Jesus.

And it’s as this flawed—often broken and dysfunctional—but redeemed family that we join together and pray, as Jesus taught, that God’s will would be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

One is a gathering of the Church in the metro area of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington to pray for our city, our neighborhoods, our communities, and for one another.

When: NOV 16, 2018, 7 – 9 PM

Where:

BEAVERTON FOURSQUARE

13565 SW Walker Rd.
Beaverton, OR 97005

IMAGO DEI COMMUNITY

1302 SE Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97214

NEW HOPE COMMUNITY

11731 SE Stevens Rd.
Happy Valley, OR 97086

UNIVERSITY PARK BAPTIST

4340 N Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203

Prayer Staking Scriptures

Proclamation: Let it be known to ALL peoples, principalities, powers, mights,
dominions and thrones, whether on, above or below this earth or
the world to come; that ALL of Oregon has been proclaimed and
established as the domain of the King Eternal, the Lord God
Almighty, The LORD JESUS CHRIST. Henceforth shall His
Kingdom, His Church and His people inherit ALL things rightfully
theirs as established through His eternal covenant that He made
with ALL mankind by His innocent sufferings, death, burial and
resurrection. AMEN.

Romans: 8:35, 37-39 “35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Psalm 107:1-3, 6,7,9,10,14 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. 6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He delivered them out of their distresses. And He led them forth by the right way,
That they might go to a city for a dwelling place.!
For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. 10 Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, Bound in affliction and irons- 14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces.”

Matthew 4:16 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.”

Psalm 107:35-38 “He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings.36 There He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, 37 And sow fields and plant vineyards, blesses them, and they multiply greatly and He does not let their cattle decrease.”                                             

Isaiah 10:27b “And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.”

Isaiah 11:9b “For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

Isaiah 24:14,15 “They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing, for the majesty of the Lord.  They shall cry aloud from the sea. Therefore, glorify the Lord in the dawning light, the name of the Lord God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.”

Isaiah 26:2-4 “We have a strong city, God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks.  Open the gates, that the righteous nation which remains faithful in the truth may enter in.  You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”

Isaiah 29:18-19 “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.  The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.”

Isaiah 30:21-23 “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the righthand or to the left.  You will also defile the covering of your images of silver and the ornament of your molded images of gold. You will throw them away as an unclean thing, you will say to them ‘Get away!’ Then He will give the rain for your seed with which you sow the ground, and bread of the increase of the earth, you will be rich and plentiful.  In that day, your cattle will feed in large pastures.”

Isaiah 40:3-5 “Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is counted as a forest.  Then Justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remains in the fruitful field. The work of righteousness will be peace and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.  My people shall dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings and in quiet resting places.”

Isaiah 42:10-13 “Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise from the ends of the earth.  You who go down to the sea, and its fullness, you coastlands and you in habitants of them!  Let them shout from the top of the mountains. Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare His praise in the coastlands.  The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man. He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud, He shall prevail against His enemies.”

Isaiah 45:22-23 “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth!  For I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.”

Isaiah 45:2-3 “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight, I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.  I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who called you by your name, am the God of Israel.”

Isaiah 48:18b “Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.”

Isaiah 49:8-9 “Thus says the Lord:  In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you; I will preserve you and give you as a covenant to the people, to restore the earth, to cause them to inherit the desolate heritages; that you may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth,’ to those who are in darkness, ‘ Show yourselves.’ ”

Isaiah 59:19 “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun.  When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”

Isaiah 60:9-11, 14b, 17b-18 “Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me; the sons of foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you; for in My wrath I struck you, but in My favor I have had mercy on you.  Therefore, your gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day or night, that men may bring to you the wealth of the Gentiles, and their kings in procession. And they shall call you The City of the Lord; I will also make your officers peace, and your magistrates righteousness.  Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls salvation and your gates praise.”

Isaiah 61:1-4  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach the good tidings to the poor, He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.  And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.”

Deut.  11:9, Ez. 20:6 “and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey.”  

Isaiah 1:26b “Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”

Isaiah 51:5c “The coastlands will wait upon Me, and on My arm they will trust.”

Isaiah 61:7b “Therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be theirs.”

Isaiah 61:11 “For as the earth causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.”

Isaiah 45:8 “Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness, let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation, and let the righteousness spring up together.  I, the Lord, have created it.”

Isaiah 62:10, 12 “Go through, go through the gates!  Prepare the way for the people, build up, build up the highway!  Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples. 12 And they shall call them ‘the Holy People,’ the Redeemed of the Lord, and you shall be called Sought Out, a City Not Forsaken’.”

Isaiah 28:5,6 “In that day the Lord of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in justice, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.”

Psalm 68:1-2a,5,6,10 “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those who hate Him flee before Him.  As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. A father of the fatherless, a defender of the widow, God sets the solitary in families, You, O God provided from Your goodness for the poor.”

Nehemiah 13:30 “Thus I cleansed them of everything pagan.  I also assigned duties to the priests, and the Levites, each to his service.”

Proverbs 11:11 “By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted.”

Jeremiah 29:7, 11-14 “Seek the peace of the city; and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace.  For I know the thoughts that I have towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me and I will listen to you, says the Lord, and will bring you back from your captivity.

Psalm 91:9-11 “Because you have made the Lord who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling, for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”

Ps 147:13-15 “For He has strengthened the bars of your gates, He has blessed your children within you.  He makes peace within your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. He sends out His command to the earth, His word runs very swiftly.”

Ez. 37:23,26 “They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them.  They shall be My people, and I will be their God. Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them. I will establish them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.”

Ez. 48:35b “…and the name of the city from that day shall be:  The Lord is There.”

Acts 2:47 “…and having favor with all the people.  And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”

Acts 11:21 “And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord”.

Acts 13:44 “On the next Sabbath, almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.”

Acts 18:10 “…for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.”

Numbers 35:11a, 15 “…then you shall appoint cities to be cities of refuge for you.  These six cities shall be for refuge for the children of Israel, for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them…”  

Deut. 28:3-14 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.  The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face, they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand.  You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail.”

Deut.  11:11, 12, 18-20 “…but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the Lord your God cares, the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.  Therefore, you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Joshua 1:3 “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.”

Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”

Zech. 8:21 and the inhabitants of one city will go to another and say, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the LORD and seek the LORD Almighty. I myself am going.’

Ps. 72:16c “…and those of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.”

Romans 14:11  “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”

Eph. 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.”

Eph. 2:14-16 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.

Col. 1:13-17  “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.  He is the image of the invisible God, the first born over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”

Acts 26:18 “…to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an in heritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.”

2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise – but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”

Luke 10:19,20 “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

John 3:16 ” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Eph. 5:26, 27 “…that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

Ephesians 6:10-18 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints”

Titus 2:1-14But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibilitysound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.[ Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”

Rev. 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.12 Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.13 “Now therefore, our God, we thank You and praise Your glorious name.”

Daniel 7:14 “Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.  His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.”

Isaiah 55:10-11 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;  It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Rev. 22:20-21 “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

 

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The Leadership Of Jesus Concerning Night And Day Prayer


By Jim Moore

“And they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8b)

“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” (Isaiah 62:6-7)

Just a Good Idea?

For many people, the thought of actual prayer going on 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, year after year, is a fantasy. Sure its going on in heaven right now, but as far as here on earth goes—it’s really a great idea but not realistic or perhaps even necessary. Many could take it or leave it. If it happens that’s great, but if not that’s ok too. After all, God’s got to be the One that makes it happen anyway…right?

Of course. There’s nothing we can do without Gods help. But it’s really not entirely up to God is it? It is also up to us. Yes it has to be His will but as in most things, it’s not only about His will—it’s also about our will. There are many things that are God’s expressed will that do not get done. People must be willing to say yes to His will. Once God declares that something actually is His will, then His part is basically over…at least initially. His part is then to wait for us to decide if it becomes our will.

God did not establish 24-hour prayer in David’s ancient kingdom long ago, and in many successive kingdoms in Israel after that (at least 7), simply because it was a cool idea. He did it because it would be a blessing not only to Israel, and radically change the spiritual climate of their nation, but also because in the future we would need such a weapon of the spirit to change our spiritual climate. This continual prayer paradigm was given as an example for us. As the scripture declares:

“These things were done for examples to us, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” (1 Corinthians 10:11).

Neither did God go through the trouble of provoking the spirits of men and women to engage in unceasing 24-hour prayer because, as some might say; “If it happens it will make a difference, but if not it really wont matter that much.” He provoked them to pray without ceasing because it matters a great deal.

Heaven On Earth

God desires heaven on earth. More than we do. It was His idea before it was ours. He is the initiator of the prayer request: “On earth as it is in Heaven!” (Matthew 6:10 ). The difference is, He really means it and He knows what it takes to have it. And when the Prayer Room of Heaven becomes synonymous with the prayer room on Earth, then Heaven will invade Earth to a degree that has yet to be imagined. And when there is unceasing adoration on earth, things will begin to be on earth as they are in heaven. 

God established night and day prayer long ago, and it has sprung up on the earth from time to time throughout the centuries. It is good for us to remember that God never does something so dramatic simply for our entertainment. And night and day prayer is truly dramatic. It is not mostly for our enjoyment—so we will have a cool place to go and pray in an increased atmosphere of heaven. That’s wonderful, but continual prayer has a higher purpose.

3 Reasons For Unceasing Prayer

Unceasing prayer around the Throne is first for Him because He deserves it. Eternal adoration for the eternal God. It is secondly for the Harvest of lost souls that His mind is continually upon. Then thirdly, and lastly, it is for us His people to enjoy and benefit from. We must remember that we Christians are not the primary need upon the earth. We are referred to by Jesus as those who are “well” and therefore “have no need of a physician.” (Matt 9:12-13). The greater need is for us who are not sick to join Him in His work of saving those who are sick, the ones He calls His lost sheep. 

”When Jesus heard that, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.’” (Matthew 9:12-13)

”For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

Prayer And Missions

So historically, and currently, why has God raised up night and day prayer? He has done something so radical to show that this was something that was necessary for the ultimate fulfillment of His plan:

”For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; In every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; For My name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of Hosts.” (Micah 1:11 NKJV)

“And He spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint…and shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, will He find faith on the earth? (Luke 18: 1,7,8 NKJV)

The Prayer Movement and the Missions Movement are uniquely joined together. Jesus specifically said: “The Harvest is great but the laborers are few, therefore pray…” God the Son expressly declared His will concerning the end time Harvest. It is Pray-ers that release Harvest-ers. It’s just that simple. The question remains, will we do it? Will we go for it?

“Then He [Jesus] said to His disciples, “The HARVEST truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore PRAY the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Matthew 9:37)

The Timeless Wisdom Of God

Who knows the mind and wisdom of the Lord? If it were up to this author, I would have said it differently. Knowing that, “The harvest is great but the laborers are few,” I would have probably finished the statement with something like: “Therefore, make sure you train up laborers from an early age so you will always have laborers for the harvest” or something like that. Of course, training is a REALLY good idea—and necessary, but the Leadership of Jesus is different than ours. He divinely connected prayer to the harvest as His first priority.

It is as if He was saying, “There’s too much to be done and there’s no way you can do it without Me. You can’t send laborers into the harvest, only I can do that. So you need to pray and ask Me to ‘Thrust them out’ into the fields. So His solution to a lack of harvesters was to pray to the Lord of the Harvest that He will send laborers into His harvest. That’s His leadership. And it’s perfect.

His leadership was to choose Prayer to pave the way for Harvest. The book of Acts chapter 2 tells us of a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit that leads to a global Harvest of souls. What it does not specifically describe is a global outpouring of prayer that precedes a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Global Prayer (that leads to):
“And He [Jesus] taught, saying unto them, ‘Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves.’” (Mark 11:17)

Global Outpouring (that leads to):
“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh”

Global Salvation:
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:16-17a)

Birthing And Sustaining

This is how it always works. Prayer births and sustains. Whenever God decides to do something on the earth, He seeks to raise the level of intercession to a place where it will birth and sustain what He wants to do. Global Intercession that leads to Global Outpouring that leads to Global Harvest. This is His perfect plan. 

Unceasing, Night and Day, 24/7 prayer in our cities is a doable thing. Some say that it’s just too hard. But it’s not too hard. It would be too hard for just a few people to try to do. But if each person does what the Lord tells them personally to do, so that each person can say with authenticity: “I am doing my part,” then the principal kicks in: “His yoke is easy and His burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). He is not asking a few people to do some-thing really hard. He’s asking a lot of people to do something that’s really easy.

Doing My Part

Just do what you are able to do. Sign up. Make a commitment. Then be faithful. Even if no one else around you is. If a fraction of the body of Christ does this, and many will, then we will have a reality of unceasing prayer and worship established in cities all across the Earth. Already there are many places that are moving towards this powerful paradigm. Conservatively speaking, we know of at least 10,000 thousand places that are moving toward 24/7 prayer and worship. Some say as many as 20,000. God is moving across the earth increasing global prayer. 

Of course it’s not without sacrifice, but it’s not “un-doable” either. Only if we believe it is. Take a moment to ask yourself three simple questions:

Do you really believe that united night and day 24/7 prayer will change our cities?

Do you really believe it enough to commit to act upon that belief?

What will you now do to begin moving towards saying yes?

Some will say no. Many will say yes. It’s up to the reader to decide for his or her self.  As for me, I will say yes.

Jim Moore
Salem House of Prayer

 

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