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.
- Thank You Lord. We thank You for Your Spirit this morning. We thank You. We welcome the Spirit of Truth and ask You to minister to the hearts of men and women. Father we pray according to 1 Timothy 2:1-6—for all men and those in authority. Many are the plans of men, but the plans of God only shall stand.
- Your will be done Father God in our government, in our nation. That our government will embrace truth. They will hear Lord God, by way of a labourer, and they will embrace it. Oh, locked doors being opened into our government. The labourers are being granted entrance, in the name of Jesus. They bring the Word of Truth revealed by the Spirit of God. Ha! Ha! We bind every work of Satan—that spirit of deception, that spirit of lies—we bind you, in the name of Jesus. You will not operate in our government. Conviction of hearts this morning. We lift up our Prime Minister, his cabinet, the federal, provincial and municipal governments. Oh, convict the hearts of judges. Convict all their hearts Lord. Laws that are God laws not men’s laws. We lift up our military forces, police force and our border guards. We cover them under the blood of Jesus. Preserve their lives—the blood of Jesus covers them.
- And they’re coming from the highways and the byways. It’s harvest time! It’s harvest time! All the labourers are hearing—it’s harvest time. And they’re ready, they’re waiting, they go, and they reap! Many in the valley of decision this morning.
- God’s plans. God’s people being placed in the next federal election—fulfillment, in the name of Jesus. Thank You Father. Oh, Canada is alive and well—she’s awakening to righteousness.
- We lift up Israel this morning. We say, peace be unto Jerusalem—the shalom of God. The blood of Jesus covers that nation this morning. Wisdom. Ha! Ha! Ha! Wisdom, wisdom, wisdom for the government. Wise decisions—God decisions, God decisions that lead to deliverance, rescue—in the name of Jesus. Oh, discernment in dealing with those that are their enemies—they are not blind to the ways of their enemies. Strategic decisions. Strategic planning, that’s what You’re giving them Father. We pray for revival—an awakening of the people to Your truth, to Your ways. Awaken them unto righteousness. A moving of Your Spirit stirring the hearts of men. Desire rises for God—the One true God. Thank You Father.
Read full passage: Prodigal Son Returns Home – Luke 15:11-32 (TPT) – ………17 “Humiliated, the son finally realized what he was doing and he thought, ‘There are many workers at my father’s house who have all the food they want with plenty to spare. They lack nothing. Why am I here dying of hunger, feeding these pigs and eating their slop? 18 I want to go back home to my father’s house, and I’ll say to him, “Father, I was wrong. I have sinned against you. 19 I’ll never be worthy to be called your son. Please, Father, just treat me like one of your employees.”’ 20 “So the young son set off for home. From a long distance away, his father saw him coming, dressed as a beggar, and great compassion swelled up in his heart for his son who was returning home. So the father raced out to meet him. He swept him up in his arms, hugged him dearly, and kissed him over and over with tender love. 21 “Then the son said, ‘Father, I was wrong. I have sinned against you. I could never deserve to be called your son. Just let me be—’“The father interrupted and said, ‘Son, you’re home now!’ 22 “Turning to his servants, the father said, ‘Quick, bring me the best robe, my very own robe, and I will place it on his shoulders. Bring the ring, the seal of sonship, and I will put it on his finger. And bring out the best shoes you can find for my son. 23 Let’s prepare a great feast and celebrate. 24 For this beloved son of mine was once dead, but now he’s alive again. Once he was lost, but now he is found!’ And everyone celebrated with over- flowing joy. 25 “Now, the older son was out working in the field when his brother returned, and as he approached the house he heard the music of celebration and dancing. 26 So he called over one of the servants and asked, ‘What’s going on?’ 27 “The servant replied, ‘It’s your younger brother. He’s returned home and your father is throwing a party to celebrate his homecoming.’ 28 “The older son became angry and refused to go in and celebrate. So his father came out and pleaded with him, ‘Come and enjoy the feast with us!’ 29 “The son said, ‘Father, listen! How many years have I been working like a slave for you, performing every duty you’ve asked as a faithful son? And I’ve never once disobeyed you. But you’ve never thrown a party for me because of my faithfulness. Never once have you even given me a goat that I could feast on and celebrate with my friends like he’s doing now. 30 But look at this son of yours! He comes back after wasting your wealth on prostitutes and reckless living, and here you are throwing a great feast to celebrate—for him!’ 31 “The father said, ‘My son, you are always with me by my side. Everything I have is yours to enjoy. 32 It’s only right to celebrate like this and be overjoyed, because this brother of yours was once dead and gone, but now he is alive and back with us again. He was lost but now he is found!’”
- Both sons needed a revelation of grace
- The older son, in contrast to the father’s response, seems to think in terms of “law, merit, and reward”, rather than “love and graciousness.
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.
Matthew 18:13-14 (TPT) – 13 And if he finds his lost lamb, he rejoices over it, more than over the ninety-nine who are safe. 14 Now you should understand that it is never the desire of your heavenly Father that a single one of these humble believers should be lost.” Footnotes: The Aramaic is “the ninety-nine that did not go astray.” Verse 14 (VOICE) says: Your Father in heaven does not want a single one of the tripped, waylaid, stumbling little ones to be lost.
We are praying for a returning of those that have been tripped up, waylaid and snared by the enemy, stumbled or gotten lost along the way—deliverance, restoration and healing and that those in the Body of Christ would receive these back with compassion and love.
- Father we lift up our brethren that have gone astray. They’ve become snared by the world, by the flesh—they’ve been trapped. Father we ask for deliverance this morning. Father release them from prison—they’re caught in the things of the enemy. Father release them from sin that brings death. Redemption through the blood. Redemption through the blood. They’re coming to their senses. They’re making a decision in their hearts to come back to the Father’s House. We bind every lying voice that would tell them they can’t come back, in the name of Jesus. Silence—you have no right to speak. They hear the voice of the Good Shepherd and another voice they do not answer. We say, the spirit of pride is being removed, in the name of Jesus. No more excuses, they come with a heart of humility—Father forgive us. A heart of repentance. They come back and are fitly joined. Hearts of submission to their pastor. Father lead them to those Churches that will teach them the truth with no compromise—safe houses. Places where the Word and the Spirit take pre-eminence. Taught by men and women of God who do not fear the faces of men, but fear God. Father, prepare the hearts of the congregations to receive back those who were once lost. Give us a revelation of what grace means, because it was grace that saved us. Yes Father, we will embrace them with compassion, love and acceptance. We welcome them home, in the name of Jesus. Thank You Father.