GLORY TO GLORY
August 1, 2011
GOD’S COVENANT- A PLACE OF ANSWERED PRAYER: “Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.” (Mathew 18:19)
TO ALL: BELIEVE THAT GOD IS GOOD FOR HIS WORD AND HE WILL DO WHAT HE SAID THAT HE WOULD!
We had a great response to our request for your pictures and prayer requests. In fact, they are still coming in. As God has directed, we have been earnestly praying over them every day. I believe that many of you will start to see breakthroughs in your situations. Praying in faith and praying in agreement is so very powerful. We do not go to God begging and pleading and asking Him to do what He has already done, but we go boldly to the throne of grace, that we may find help in the time of need.
This morning I just want to share some scriptures regarding prayer. Put them in your heart and stand on them. They are true. Also, continue to send your pictures and prayer requests. We would also encourage you to send us your praise reports of answered prayer. They are powerful testimonies to those who need to hear them. Remember, according to Romans 4 and the story of Abraham, you and me are the believers and God is the performer. Your testimony of God performing in your life may very well be the little nudge that someone needs to elevate their faith from the “hope so” level to the manifestation level.
“Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].” (Hebrews 4:16)
“And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.” (I John 5:14-15)
“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
“The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we have [with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months. [I Kings 17:1]. And then he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops as usual. [I Kings 18:42–45].” (James 5:16-18)
“And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son. [Exod. 3:14]. Yes I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].” (John 14:13-14)
WE LOVE YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS- WALLY & JAN
God’s Promise For You Today: HOLD YOUR GROUND: “And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us;” (Numbers 13:30-14:8)