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.
- There’s an outpouring Lord—we thank You Lord—open heavens, there are open heavens. We declare it this morning, there are open heavens—the time and the season has come—there is open heavens. We praise You Lord. Open heavens—a glorious outpouring of the goodness of God. Thank You Father. We lift up grateful hearts this morning and give You thanks. Oh, an unleashing of God’s goodness. God is on the move—an unleashing of His goodness. Thank You Father.
- Oh, a move of Your Spirit upon our government Lord God. Conviction comes to their hearts this morning as we pray 1 Timothy 2:1-6—for the good of the land and the peace of the people. And that they would come to the saving knowledge of the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord. We pray for wisdom and discernment to be granted to those in authority: the federal, provincial and municipal government; our judges and city council men and women. We ask for wisdom from God and that they will have an ear to hear and a willingness to obey the voice of the Spirit. Father we cover this nation under the blood of Jesus. We cover our borders and we say, evil will not penetrate it, in Jesus’ name. Angelic protection.
- Father we call forth our harvest out of this city, region, and nation. We call them from the furthest corners of the earth. Come out—let God’s people go, in the name of Jesus. None left behind. None left behind, in Jesus’ name. Busy, busy, busy labourers—busy about the Father’s business—completing assignments. Divine Words. Divine Words piercing the hearts of men shall leave the lips of the labourers. Oh, a great wave! A great wave! A great wave! There’s a wave coming in—the harvest. A great wave—unstoppable! A divine wave moved by the Spirit of God. What must we do to be saved, is their cry. Repent! Repent, is the response of the labourers.
- Father we hold up Israel this morning. The blood! The blood! The blood! Unity! Unity in the government—unity, unity! Father, wisdom and discernment in these last days—no fear. Great revival! A spiritual revival! An infusion of the Spirit of God in that land that touches the hearts of the people. Wrong mindsets are being broken. Clarity of truth—the Messiah has come.
- Father we thank You for the release of the land for this House. For the release of the people. For the release of every provision needed. For the release of the finances. A great release. It will be monumental. Oh, it shall be good in our eyes. It shall be great because it shall be a God thing—notable and outstanding—to the glory of God! We thank You Father. Your promises are “yes” and “amen” and we give You thanks.
John 6:44 (TPT) – The only way people come to Me is by the Father who sent Me—He pulls on their hearts to embrace Me. And those who are drawn to Me, I will certainly raise them up in the last day.”
Acts 2:37 (TPT) – When they heard this they were crushed and realized what they had done to Jesus. Deeply moved, they said to Peter and the other apostles, “What do we need to do, brothers?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and return to God, and each one of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus, the Anointed One, to have your sins removed. Then you may take hold of the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For God’s promise of the Holy Spirit is for you and your families, for those yet to be born and for everyone whom the Lord our God calls to Himself.”
• heard (to be endowed with the faculty of hearing; not deaf; to attend to; to consider what is or has been said; to comprehend and understand)
• crushed (KJV says pricked – to pierce through; (fig.) to agitate violently; sting to the quick)
All salvation comes through grace. It is grace that God chose to save the ungodly; it is grace that Christ came to earth to secure the salvation of His treasured possession through His own blood; and it is grace that exchanges a man’s heart of stone for a heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19) – by the power of the Holy Spirit. This work of the Holy Spirit in the salvation of men is known as regeneration (spiritual renewal or revival). Before man is able to respond to the gospel message, he must be given ears to hear. Because man is born dead in sin, he must be made alive in order to respond positively to the call to repentance (Ephesians 2:1). Without this work of the Holy Spirit, man would remain condemned and dead in his sins.
Many struggle with the relationship between God’s “drawing” of a person to salvation and the human choice required to believe in Jesus as Lord. The Bible presents both aspects as essential to salvation. However, it is clear that God was the One who initiated the process, provided the way of salvation through Jesus and provided the faith necessary for a person to believe in His name. Salvation is God’s gift provided by His grace. We receive this grace by faith—salvation that only God can provide.
• Each given a measure of faith—no one was given more faith than the other. Each person must work/use his or her faith (in Christ) and it will grow as they continue to walk with Him.
Romans 5:8 (TPT) – But Christ provided God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly! Every part of this process is due to God’s grace, though every person must choose to respond and place their faith in Christ.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (TPT) – 8 For it was only through this wonderful grace that we believed in Him. Nothing we did could ever earn this salvation, for it was the gracious gift from God that brought us to Christ! 9 So no one will ever be able to boast, for salvation is never a reward for good works or human striving.
We are praying for the harvest—for the conviction of sin, an awakening to the truth, an ear to hear the voice of the Spirit and a yielding of hearts that leads to true repentance (to change their minds and direction of their lives and to turn back to God).
- The harvest—oh Spirit of the living God, draw them. Draw them, in the name of Jesus. We ask You to draw them to You. We bind that lying spirit, that spirit of deception that would hold and keep men blind, in the name of Jesus. We bind that spirit of darkness, in the name of Jesus. Open eyes! Open ears! Ears once plugged are opened, in Jesus’ name. We bind that spirit of pride—that mountain—be removed, in the name of Jesus. Embracing the truth—they’re embracing the truth. It’s a living truth. Life comes, life comes to them in this Truth. Oh, Father such a move of Your Spirit. Move as only You can move on this harvest Lord God. A time of ripening—there is a great ripening taking place. Ripe for the picking. Oh yes, they’re ripe for the picking. The final stages to the harvest being ripened. The labourers go out, they are fishers of men. Ha! Ha! Overflow, boat-sinking, net-breaking—a harvest of souls. Ha! Ha! Labourers dropping their nets. A trolling—a great in-gathering, in the name of Jesus. Nothing is too difficult. No one is too difficult for God to draw in. Father, You’re the God of the impossible. Father, our hearts cry is for You to save them Lord. Labourers penetrating dark places. Doors opening. Doors that were once chained shut. Angels on assignment. Even as Peter was released by an angel and brought from prison. We declare over this harvest, there is a great release for those that are bound, in the name of Jesus. A great harvest for Canada! A great harvest for the United States! A great harvest out of the European nations! A great harvest out of the Asian nations! A great harvest out of the Muslim nations! A great harvest out of the islands of the seas! We call them forth, in the name of Jesus—release, in Jesus’ name. We thank You Father You are preparing Churches across this nation and the world to receive the harvest. Preparations are being made. We won’t be caught unaware of the time and unaware of the season. But we will be ready when they come, in the name of Jesus. Thank You Lord. We thank You Lord. We thank You Father. Great repentance! They’re being baptized, and we thank You Father their hearts are receptive to receiving the infilling of Your Holy Spirit. We thank You. Thank You Lord.
- Father God You open the eyes of the blind and Lord, You lift up those who are bowed down in sin. You said the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Father open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness and release from their sins so that they may have a place and portion among those who are consecrated and purified by faith in You. Open their understanding Father that they might comprehend the Word of God that is brought to them through Your labourers and through the five-fold ministry. Father You are merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness towards those that are lost—forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin of all those who repent and turn to You and acknowledge Jesus as Saviour and Lord of their lives And as they turn Father, [in repentance] to the Lord, the veil is stripped off and taken away. We thank You that as they freely admit their sins, when Your light uncovers them, You will be faithful to forgive them because of Christ. We thank You this morning for Your faithfulness to save, heal and deliver all those who come to You, in Jesus’ name. (Isaiah 35:5/ 2 Corinthians 3:16/ Exodus 34:6-7/ Acts 26:18/ Psalm 146:8 – (AMPC)/ 1 John 1:9 (TPT)