In 1981 I edited a book for Dr. Lester Sumrall entitled then You Hold the Reins.
I’d misplaced my copy and wanted to refer to the original edition for the upcoming class. I ordered it online and I had to pay $74.00. Today I was reading it and several things impacted me. Dr. Sumrall indeed knew how to take his dominion, his authority. The following quote I posted on Twitter:
“There never was a Goliath capable of standing before any of God’s David’s.
The devil cannot create an image of strength which God’s people cannot destroy.”
The Lord told Kenneth E. Hagin that whatever happened in America happened because the church allowed it to happen. In that light consider the following from Dr. Sumrall:
“The most powerful living organism on the earth today is the Church—the very Body of Christ.”
Yesterday morning, I learned of two more friends who had moved to Heaven. As I was thinking about how many I know that have transitioned there recently and the wonder of that place…. (I was in fact thinking about how they would react in their first moment there.)
As I was considering this, my daughter-in-law sent me a video taken January 24, 2017 at 9:20 pm just after my grandson, Isaac’s, second visit to Heaven. These were not dreams. The first time the Lord said, “Isaac get your deedle-deedle (his blanky) and go get on your bed. I’m going to take you to heaven.”
Poetry is an under-appreciated art form in modern times. God used it in the Hebrew of the Older Testament. Much of the original Hebrew rhymes. There are also many “plays on words.” All this is missed in translations.This morning I read again the following anonymous poem from the front of The Authority of the Believer by John A. MacMillan. If every individual in the Body of Christ would make the last two lines their confession, we would make huge strides in our development into the image of the Master.
How Do We Obey This Scripture Now? I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.-First Timothy 2:1-4
We have two scheduled phone calls for corporate prayer weekly.
Wednesday at 8 AM CST and Sunday at 3 PM CST. And at noon on Wednesdays we have a livestream prayer meeting from Prayer Mountain in the Ozarks.
From time to time (its happened only twice) we have the ability to call a special prayer meeting. We call it an emergency prayer call. Though by no means do we have the intent that the sky is falling and we have to pray.
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son…And now we await the fulness of the time, known to the Father, when He will send Him forth again! Hallelujah!Signs of that soon coming time are everywhere evident.In the heavens. In the earth.
Today I read Psalm 73. I knew basically what it was about. It is about seeing the wicked prosper and not understanding it “UNTIL I went into the Sanctuary of God, then I understood their end” (v.17).
But the Holy Spirit so quickened another verse to me that I have meditated it ever since. And I wanted to share it with others. I texted it to my children and grandchildren. I tweeted it. And now I am sending it to you.
The Lord has emphasized to me, and I have been emphasizing in the platforms He has given us THE POWER OF PRAYING IN TONGUES.
As you know if you have been taking part in our prayer calls, or noon live-streamed prayer meeting, others have heard us in the languages of Arabic and German and have told us what we said. (I believe this is to demonstrate and encourage our faith in praying in tongues.)
So—I was not surprised when an old partner letter, January 2008, “just happened” to come to my daughter Brenda’s attention. It told of a dream I’d had in December 2007. The following is an excerpt from the partner letter.
Of course, you are praying. My daughter, Shelli, did what Lynne Hammond calls “a flop and stop” this morning and it came to the account of when David’s son, Adonaijah, supported by Israel’s Captains of the Host, Priest, etc. held a huge feast to crown Adonaijah king in the place of his dying father.But David sent his son, Solomon, on his own fast mule to the Pool of Shiloach, Gihon, and there he was anointed king.When the illegal festivities heard the news, the sound of it literally split the earth.
NES is the word for Miracle in Hebrew.
And we have had one for our 25th Anniversary Autumn Assembly of Prayer.
Noah Webster’s definition of miracle is “a divine intervention in the ordinary course of nature.” I don’t back up from this definition in saying that we have had one. And I didn’t even know we needed one.
On Sunday, sensing “the pray-ers” needed a rest and a refreshing…Not to mention that I needed one, after a week’s teaching on The Book of Revelation for a 3BI course, I thought of the Scripture that says, “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing.”
I wanted to remind the 3’oclock Sunday afternoon pray-ers that one purpose of praying in tongues is to provide this spiritual rest. And as the New Testament also teaches, it is a way to edify, or to recharge our batteries, so to speak.
What a time it is to be chosen by the Lord to live upon the earth!
The Bible speaks of running a race. I believe it is a relay race and this is the last lap. What an honor we have to be chosen to be the carriers of the baton in the last lap. For that is where the fastest runners are positioned.
This morning on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, our good friend, Chris Mitchell, CBN’s Jerusalem anchor, presented a wonderful clip of his 20 years in Jerusalem. Very informative. Then he and Pat discussed how all the players of the Ezekiel 38 and 39 war are in place.
Jesus is coming soon!!!!!
And more doors than ever have been opened to us in this ministry.
I want to share something with you that I have been meditating on for a couple of weeks now. It is a help to guarding one’s heart in the midst of madness taking place all around.
The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) have prepared a briefing and a video military tour of Israel’s borders for the CUFI (Christians United For Israel) Summit.
They did this especially for John Hagee and the Christians of CUFI to show their appreciation for us. This was no little undertaking and we are so privileged to see such a thing.
What a unique way to obey Jesus and “watch the fig tree.”
I had this wonderful Father’s Day video before Father’s Day. And I wanted to share it with you. But I held it till today because they were “debuting” it yesterday at our church in Collinsville. Nikki Niblet, primarily, and Kylie Gatewood, my granddaughter, produced it out at Pastor Lee’s old farm home place which the Gatewood’s are renting. Jimmy Gatewood and my great granddaughters, Judea (6) and EliAnna (3) are the hostesses and attendee at the tea party.
Chip phoned me! He often does—and what a thrill it is to this mother’s heart that the son who was probably the most challenging in his youth is now a pastor who loves to discuss the Bible with me!!!
But that day, he was in a quandary. He’d gone out to preach at a church in another state and found they were not yet as free to meet, etc., as Oklahoma was. So—what to do about the C4C Rally in Branson. That was the question.
I advised him to do what Brother Kenneth E. Hagin taught:
On our Wednesday 8 AM Prayer Call, someone from Minneapolis urgently asked us to pray about the tragedy that occurred Monday May 25th. A video recorded the senseless choking to death of George Floyd by one policeman while others stood by doing nothing to stop it.I immediately thought of a word from the Lord that I’d received about God’s plan for the area. I said to the prayer call participants, “I’ll see if I can locate it, and I’ll post it later.” But without even getting up from my prayer chair, I looked into a woven basket at my feet. It contains Bibles and things I’m studying along with a couple of small note books to write prayer notes or things I receive from the Lord. There it was!
On this National Day of Prayer, let us lift our voices across this blessed land that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory would pour out upon us another Great Awakening!