The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Joanne Summers
1 Tim 2:1-4
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
- We thank You Father. We thank You. You’re a good God. You’re a magnificent God. You’re a compassionate God and it’s in Your heart to do us good.
- Father we lift up the harvest this morning—those yet in the valley of decision—those resisting—those whose hearts are still hard. Father we just ask for such a move of Your Spirit upon their lives, that there would be an awakening Father—that there would be a hungering for Truth. We bind that spirit of deception. We bind that spirit that would lie and deceive men and lead them down the wrong path. Ha! Ha! Father awaken them to their own mortality—for it is appointed a man to die once and then there is judgment. Father be merciful—we ask You to be merciful to them this morning! Mercy triumphs over judgment! Mercy triumphs over judgment! You desire Father that all men come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Ha! Ha! Father God thrust out Your labourers. Oh, fill their mouths Lord God with Your Word that has the power to lift the burdens and destroy the yokes upon these lives. Oh, labourers full of compassion and love—their hearts breaking for the lost. Open doors! Grant unto Your labourers, open doors to minister the Word. Specific words. Oh, we say, “There’s some divine appointments taking place today, divine appointments.” Father we call forth the harvest for Eagles” Nest; our family members; our extended families; even strangers we don’t know. We call forth our harvest out of the Niagara Region; Canada; the nations of the earth. Father You have a people marked for the kingdom. We cover them under the blood of Jesus. Ha! Ha! Ha! Oh, we thank You Father. We thank You Father. Ha! Ha! Oh, Damascus Road experiences—they seem impossible to reach, but nothing is impossible with You Father. Oh, I thank You Father. I thank You Father.
- Father we lift up our government. Father visit our Prime Minister, reveal Yourself to him we ask in Jesus’ name. He fights against You, he fights against you, but Father You are able to reach him where he’s at. You are able to save him Father. We stand in the gap for him this morning—oh Father send a labourer with a word in season who he will listen to. We lift up our federal, provincial, and municipal government; our mayors; city council; and our judges. Father we ask you to impart unto them Your wisdom. Father make them aware of the seriousness of the position they’ve been placed in—the accountability. That they will make wise, godly decisions for the good of the people. Oh, we cover Canada under the blood of Jesus. Preserve this nation Father, preserve this nation. Thank You Lord.
1 Peter 5:8-11 (MSG) – 8-11 Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. You’re not the only ones plunged into these hard times. It’s the same with Christians all over the world. So keep a firm grip on the faith. The suffering won’t last forever. It won’t be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ—eternal and glorious plans they are!—will have you put together and on your feet for good. He gets the last word; yes, He does.
1 Peter 5:8-10 (AMPC) – 8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. 9 Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [Who imparts all blessing and favour], Who has called you to His [own] eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.
1 Peter 5:8-10 (TPT) – 8 Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy,[a] the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour.[b] 9 Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure.[c] 10 And then, after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in His eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, He will set you firmly in place and build you up.
Footnotes:[a] – The Greek word antidikos is a legal term for one who presses a lawsuit that must be defended.
Satan is the accuser of the Brethren:
Revelations 12:10b (TPT) – …For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who relentlessly accused them day and night before our God, has now been defeated—cast out once and for all!
Romans 8:31-34 (TPT) – 31 So, what does all this mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us? 32 For God has proved His love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered Him up as the sacrifice for us all, He certainly won’t withhold from us anything else He has to give. 33 Who then would dare to accuse those whom God has chosen in love to be His? God Himself is the judge who has issued His final verdict over them—“Not guilty!” 34 Who then is left to condemn us? Certainly not Jesus, the Anointed One! For He gave His life for us, and even more than that, He has conquered death and is now risen, exalted, and enthroned by God at His right hand. So how could He possibly condemn us since he is continually praying for our triumph?
[b] – The implication in the context is that if you do not bring your worries and cares to God, the devil will use depression and discouragement to devour you. Just as lions go after the feeble, the young, and the stragglers, so the enemy of our souls will always seek out those who are isolated, alone, or depressed to devour them.
[c] – Suffering, in part, comes from the activity of the devil. There are sufferings that must be resisted in faith, as part of an attack from our adversary.
We are praying for the deliverance of our Brethren who have been snared by addictions: alcohol, drugs, pornography etc. Those who have isolated themselves due to condemnation, discouragement, oppression and depression. We’re praying that they will remember Who their God is—the One Who saves, heals and delivers!
- Father we pray for the Brethren that have been snared by addictions. They love You Father, but they’ve been caught, and they are feeling hopeless this morning. They despair that they cannot get out, they feel isolated Lord God—they’ve separated themselves because of this. But, You’re a loving God, You’re a merciful God. You’re a God that delivers. You’re a God that restores. You’re a God that sets the captives free. We plead the blood of Jesus over them this morning. Holy Spirit visit them in that place of torment.
- You’re the glory and the lifter of their heads. Ha! Ha! Make a way of escape Father! We break the hold of addictions off their lives, in the name of Jesus. Father send labourers who know exactly what they’re experiencing and will be able to bring a word of encouragement. Labourers that will love them and stand with them to see them delivered. We come against the spirit of condemnation, in the name of Jesus. Oh, comfort them—Holy Spirit, You’re their Comforter—not in the sin, but in the fact that You love them enough and desire for them to be set free. Ways of escape! Ways of escape are being found this morning. That the Church will stand with their Brethren who are struggling Lord God. That we will love on them. Oh, Thank You Jesus. Thank You Jesus. Ha! Ha! You left the ninety-nine and You went after the one. You didn’t care where they were at, You just had to get them. They’re experiencing the love of God. We say that Eagles Nest shall be a House that is known as a place of refuge. This is a House of refuge; we will lay down our lives for our Brethren. We fight for our Brethren to see them delivered. Thank You Lord.
- Father we pray for the Sunday Service. We cover the Brakes as they travel. Father that all who need to be here will be here. A time of impartation for the season we are in—a word that our hearts will be open to receive and to act on it. Thank You Father.