Prayer Summary for February 20, 2019

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The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Sue DeGroot

1 Tim 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Prayed…

  • Father we ask You for Your kingdom to come in in power and in demonstrations. Thank You that Your glory is on display throughout the nations of the earth. Thank You that there is an awakening in the nations.
  • Your Spirit is being poured out on all flesh. The rains of the Spirit are softening the hearts of men. We lift up the harvest in the earth.
    Thank You for the labourers arising and going forth with the great commission. Thank You that as they go into the harvest and declare and reveal the Truth that You confirm Your Word with signs and wonders.
  • Thank You for the manifestations of Your glory this day. Thank You for repentant hearts this day. There is a turning of captivity.
  • ‘Thank You for the precious souls………….this day Lord.’
  • Those being blinded by the god of this world are seeing the Truth. No longer are they blinded. No longer are they deceived. The Spirit of Truth is leading them into all Truth.
  • Father thank You that Your church is ready for the harvest coming in. They are coming in to be planted and receive sound doctrine.
  • Father thank You that You are a merciful God, full of mercy and compassion. It is Your desire that all come to the knowledge of the Truth and be saved. You are a forgiving God. Thank You that they are calling upon the name of the Lord this day. What a wonderful future and hope you have for them Lord.
  • Father thank You for Eagles Nest Church harvest. We call the people loosed from the north, south, east and west. It is You who are bringing them. It is You who are causing them to be planted in this house. Rapid increase.
  • Thank You that this house is on the verge of a major breakthrough. Thank You that Your favour surrounds us as a shield. Thank You for the reserved and prepared place You have for us.
  • Father we declare a blessing over Pastor Raphael and his congregation. You Lord are causing Your face to shine upon them.
  • Father we lift up all those in authority in the nation of Canada. We ask for Godly wisdom for our Prime Minister this day. A humble heart for him Lord. Exposure to the plans of the enemy this day. It will come to nothing. Thank You that just one Word from God can change a nation. This nation is being steered back to righteousness, to a reverential fear of You Lord. We declare that Jesus Christ has dominion from sea to sea. Hallelujah.
  • Father we lift up Israel. We declare shalom over Jerusalem. Thank You for supernatural interventions this day. Thank You for wisdom and guidance for their Prime Minister. Thank You for insights to their military leaders. Praise the Lord.

2Tim 2:22

New Living Translation
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.

Contemporary English Version
Run from temptations that capture young people. Always do the right thing. Be faithful, loving, and easy to get along with. Worship with people whose hearts are pure.

Good News Translation
Avoid the passions of youth, and strive for righteousness, faith, love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the Lord for help.

God’s WORD® Translation
Stay away from lusts which tempt young people. Pursue what has God’s approval. Pursue faith, love, and peace together with those who worship the Lord with a pure heart.

Prayer-As Christians, the old man has passed away and we have become new creations in Christ, also as the eyes of your understanding become enlightened with the knowledge of who you are in Christ, and the way to live before Him, then you will choose to flee youthful lusts.

Prayed…

  • Father we come to You in the name of Jesus and we lift up the body of Christ who are looking to please their flesh. We say flee youthful lusts. You are a new creation in Christ and the old has passed away.
  • Renew your mind with the Word.
  • Abstain from all the appearances of evil. Turn and run this day. Associate with those who call on the name of the Lord with a pure heart and those who pursue righteous living this day.
  • Thank You that they are coming out of the web of deception and lies. Thank You that the eyes of their understanding are being enlightened to the Truth this day.
  • They pursue and desire You; they hunger and thirst for righteousness this day in Jesus’ name.
  • No more excuses. We declare they are going to have a strong spirit. We cover them with the blood of Jesus.
  • We pray for these till Christ is formed in them. “May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” [1 Thes 5:28]
  • You are going to stand perfect and complete in all the will of the Lord.
  • Thank You Lord for the willingness to yield. Thank Your Lord, thank You Lord.
  • Praise the Lord.

Prayer Summary for February 7, 2019

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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.

Prayed…

  • Thank You Father for this day—this is the day You have made, and I will rejoice in it. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Let the name of Jesus be glorified in this nation—be exalted Lord. I declare this morning the You reign from sea to sea and have dominion. Let the Spirit of the Lord reign down on this land—saturate this land! Father we pray according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4—for all men and those in seats of authority.
  • Father we declare this morning that Canada shall be a land of peace and safety. Father that the fear of the Lord would be upon our government and that You would grant unto them Your wisdom and discernment of the day in which we live: The Prime Minister and his cabinet; the federal, provincial, municipal governments; mayors offices; city council men and women; our judges. Father we bind and uproot every ungodly spirit that would influence those in authority—that spirit of deception, that spirit that blinds and causes men to not hear, the spirit of lies and manipulation, in Jesus’ name. Father expose every covert and hidden operation of Satan this morning. We pray for the upcoming elections—Father, have Your way. Place the men and women as You see fit. Father we lift up our armed forces that are deployed—preservation of life Father. Angelic protect for them and wisdom for the military leaders. Father expose the plans of those that would bring death and destruction. Father be with their families, protect, comfort; provide all that they need as these men and women serve this nation.
  • Lord of the Harvest send forth Your labours. We thank You for providing for their needs; filling them with Your Mighty Spirit—the Word of God overflowing their hearts and reaching those to whom You would send them to. Father we pray that You would give them boldness to preach and declare the gospel of Jesus Christ which is the power of God unto salvation. Spirit of God move upon the harvest—piercing the hearts of men—bringing conviction of sin that leads to true repentance and an acknowledgement that Jesus Christ is the One True God.
  • Oh, the blood of Jesus, the blood of Jesus! Father we cover this nation, our city, the Niagara region, the Church our harvest, our families under the mighty blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus has the power to save, heal and deliver and we thank You Father. The blood is even now speaking on our behalf. Thank You Lord for Your blood.
  • Father we pray for the peace and protection of Jerusalem and the people of Israel. Thank You for granting the government Your wisdom and discernment this morning—understanding of the times and knowing what to do and how to do it. Father we pray for the spirit of evangelism in the Church. Father meet the needs of Your Church to complete the work of the ministry—according to Your riches in glory—thank You Father.

Hebrews 10:32-39 (MSG) – Remember those early days after you first saw the light? Those were the hard times! Kicked around in public, targets of every kind of abuse—some days it was you, other days your friends. If some friends went to prison, you stuck by them. If some enemies broke in and seized your goods, you let them go with a smile, knowing they couldn’t touch your real treasure. Nothing they did bothered you, nothing set you back. So don’t throw it all away now. You were sure of yourselves then. It’s still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion. It won’t be long now, He’s on the way; He’ll show up most any minute.

But anyone who is right with Me thrives on loyal trust; if he cuts and runs, I won’t be very happy.

But we’re not quitters who lose out. Oh, no! We’ll stay with it and survive, trusting all the way.

2 Peter 3:10-18 (TPT) – 10 The day of the Lord will come and take everyone by surprise—as unexpected as a home invasion. The atmosphere will be set on fire and vanish with a horrific roar, and the heavenly bodies will melt away as in a tremendous blaze. The earth and every activity of man will be laid bare. 11 Since all these things are on the verge of being dismantled, don’t you see how vital it is to live a holy life? We must be consumed with godliness 12 while we anticipate and help to speed up the coming of the day of God, when the atmosphere will be set on fire and the heavenly bodies consumed in a blaze. 13 But as we wait, we trust in God’s royal proclamation to be fulfilled. There are coming heavens new in quality, and an earth new in quality, where righteousness will be fully at home. 14 So, my beloved friends, with all that you have to look forward to, may you be eager to be found living pure lives when you come into His presence, without blemish and filled with peace. 15 And keep in mind that our Lord’s extraordinary patience simply means more opportunity for salvation, just as our dear brother Paul wrote to you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He consistently speaks of these things in all of his letters, even though he writes some concepts that are overwhelming to our understanding, which the unlearned and unstable love to twist to their spiritual ruin, as they do to other Scriptures. 17 As for you, divinely loved ones, since you are forewarned of these things, be careful that you are not led astray by the error of the lawless and lose your firm grip on the truth. 18 But continue to grow and increase in God’s grace and intimacy with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May He receive all the glory both now and until the day eternity begins. Amen!

Hebrews 3:12-14 (TPT) – 12 So search your hearts every day, my brothers and sisters, and make sure that none of you has evil or unbelief hiding within you. For it will lead you astray and make you unresponsive to the living God. 13 This is the time to encourage each other to never be stubborn or hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 For we are mingled with the Messiah, if we will continue unshaken in this confident assurance from the beginning until the end.

Hebrews 3:6 (TPT) – But Christ is more than a Servant, He was faithful as the Son in charge of God’s house. And now we are part of His house if we continue courageously to hold firmly to our bold confidence and our victorious hope.

1 John 2:24 (TPT) – So you must be sure to keep the message burning in your hearts; that is, the message of life you heard from the beginning. If you do, you will always be living in close fellowship with the Son and with the Father.

We are praying for the Body of Christ (including those yet to come) that we will remain steadfast and confident in Jesus Christ unto the end—we are overcomers by the Blood of the Lamb….May grace and perfect peace cascade over you as you live in the rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2 Peter 1:2 (TPT)

Prayed…

  • Father help us to remain anchored in the Word of Truth and Your Holy Spirit. Father protect us from the snares and traps of the enemy. Help us to remain faithful to You to the end. Father Your Word said in 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (TPT) – But the Lord Yahweh is always faithful to place you on a firm foundation and guard you from the Evil One.
  • Father we thank You for Your grace that is more than sufficient. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit Who teaches, corrects, comforts and leads us into all Truth. Father that at the end of our course we will be able to say like Paul said in 1 Timothy 4:5-8 (TPT) – 7 I have fought an excellent fight. I have finished my full course and I’ve kept my heart full of faith. 8 There’s a crown of righteousness waiting in heaven for me, and I know that my Lord will reward me on his day of righteous judgment. And this crown is not only waiting for me, but for all who love and long for his unveiling.
  • Father that we will be the ones that influence and not the ones being influenced—that we bring Your Word and truth to the world—that the name of Jesus be glorified. Thank You Father Your goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives and we shall dwell in Your house forever. Amen

Prayer Summary for February 6, 2019

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The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Sue DeGroot

1 Tim 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Prayed…

  • Father Your name is exalted over the nations. You are being high and lifted up and glorified. We ask You for the nations. Your desire is that all come to the truth and be saved. Your Word runs quickly and is being glorified.
  • Thank You that the labourers are not ashamed of the gospel but go in boldness and are redeeming the time. Thank You that the labourers are Spirit led. Thank You that they operate in the gifts of the Spirit and as they declare Your Word, and You confirm it with signs and wonders.
  • Thank You that there is a response from the harvest. Thank You that the scales are removed from their eyes. Thank You that the deaf ears are opening, the hard hearts are softening. Thank You that it is harvest time. We are putting the sickle in and we are reaping.
  • We cast the nets of salvation across the earth this day. We rejoice as the lost are coming to Your kingdom.
  • Liberty, liberty, liberty.
  • Thank You that those chains are being broken. That which held them in bondage to captivity, we call them loosed in Jesus’ name.
  • Thank You for the Word that is piercing their hearts causing them to repent this day. Thank You for the Holy Ghost arrests this day.
  • There is a turning of the captivity. The pride of men’s hearts are being brought down and they are being clothed with humility in Jesus’ name. Father thank You for Your mercy and unfailing love.
  • We lift up the nation of Canada and all in authority in this nation. Thank You for our Prime Minister. We ask for Your wisdom and Your guidance imparted to him today. Thank You that the purpose of Canada shall stand.
  • Thank You that the righteous foundation is being unearthed once again. We declare we are a righteous nation who fears the Lord. Your Word says blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. We declare blessing upon this nation.
  • Thank You that as we gather and pray for this nation morning after morning, You will destroy all the wicked in the land, that You may cut off from the city of the LORD all those who do evil in Jesus’ name. [Psalm 101:8 Amp] There is a turning for the glory of the Lord. The agenda of the enemy shall not prevail in this nation. Canada is in her time of favour.
  • We lift up Israel to You. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We pray for the protection over the people of the land, over the Israeli military troops, and over the Prime Minister and his family. We declare the Prime Minister walks in Your wisdom. You lead and guide him this day Lord. We cover him and his family with the blood of Jesus. Thank You that no weapon formed against him will prosper in Jesus’ name.
  • Father we continue to stand with Daniel. He will live and not die and declare the works of the Lord. Thank You that he is a sign and a wonder. Hallelujah.
  • Father we remember the persecuted. Thank You for the stand they take for Christ. Thank You that every need naturally, spiritually and emotionally are met. Thank You that they continue to keep their eyes on You. Those who are wrongly imprisoned, thank You for their release. Thank You that they choose to forgive, and pray, and be a witness to them who persecute them. Father thank You for these persecutors who are having a ‘Saul conversion’, a ‘Damascus Road’ experience – life changing. Thank You Lord, thank You Lord. Thank You for transformed lives in Jesus’ name.

1985 Pastor Phil Lester. …And there shall be revival in the midst of the neighbourhood

1986 Jim Maloney – I am going to cause My anointing to come in even upon the main street and I’m going to give you individuals saith the Lord of city officials that you’ve never dreamed I could reach. I’m going to give thee, yea, the patriarchs of the community and you will love them and you will teach them.

1987 Pastor Phil Lester -And yea in this hour I have directed thee, and I have brought you to this place. And in this place I will cause an outpouring of the Holy Ghost unprecedented in this city saith the Lord. And yea the Holy Spirit of God shall blow from the north, the south, the east and the west and I will gather them in this place…and yea, that song shall be heralded saith the Lord and that song shall ring out within this city and I will teach principalities and powers to flee at My word in My song saith the Lord.

1987 Pastor Phil Lester -My salvation causes a city to be filled with joy. My salvation shall be known in this city and in this place, saith the Lord. My word shall not return unto Me void but it shall prosper in the place whereunto I have sent it. And I am heralding My voice in this city, in this assembly that in this hour, I do a work saith the God and you will know that, that work is not by might, or by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts, for I do a work that shall cause the heads of the prominent to turn, to cause tye heads of the downtrodden to sing, to cause the heads of the upright to rejoice because I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh and I will cause a stirring in this city, a stirring in this community saith the Lord and I will open unto you avenues of ministry, divinely given to you Sovereignly given to you.

We are waging a good warfare over these prophecies declared to Eagles Nest and agreeing it’s time for God to confirm and establish His word.

Prayed…

  • Father we stand in agreement with the prophetic Words. We say the Word will not return to You void. Thank You that You confirm and establish Your Word. Hallelujah. Yes something has changed on February 1. This day there was a transition for this ministry for Your glory.
  • Thank You for doors with the city officials and doors in the neighbourhood and community.
  • Missions of mercy.
  • Thank You that people are coming and being planted from the north, south, east and west. Thank You that You directed us and led us. Thank You that as we willing obey You are about to do sudden suddenlies and unprecedented things.
  • We continue to keep our eyes on You and we will do whatever You tell us to do. You are the God of this city, You are the God of the breakthrough. Thank You for breakthroughs in Jesus’ name.
  • Thank You that this house is the voice of righteousness in this city and in this region. The voice shall be heard in Jesus. You are the God of wonders. Hallelujah.
  • Thank You that as this house teaches the uncompromised Word You confirm it with signs and wonders. Thank You that we have favour. Hallelujah.
  • To You be all the glory. Hallelujah, thank You Lord.

Prayer Summary for February 5, 2019

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The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Terry Nyenhuis

1 Tim 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Exodus 17:1a Amp
“ALL THE CONGREGATION of the Israelites MOVED ON from the wilderness of Sin BY STAGES according to THE COMMANDMENT OF THE LORD…”

Exodus 15:17 Amp
“You will bring them [into the land of promise] and plant them on the mountain (Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem) of Your inheritance,
The place, O Lord, You have made for Your dwelling [among them],
The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

Praying Towards “the stages” to taking the Land the Lord has promised.

Prayer Summary for January 31, 2019

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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.

Prayed…

  • Father I thank You. This is Your day Lord and we rejoice and are glad in it. We give You thanksgiving and praise. We say worthy is the Lamb that was slain—to the King of kings and Lord of lords we give You honour and worship. Oh thank You Father, thank You Father, thank You Father.
  • Oh a Church without spot, wrinkle or blemish. A Church bold to declare the Word—not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation. Oh we lift up our harvest this morning. We lift up the harvest Lord God, world wide. We call them forth, in the name of Jesus. Give them up! Give them up! Let My people go! We call our harvest out of this city, out of the Niagara region; out of the four corners of Canada. We cover them under the blood of Jesus. Ears to hear, ears to hear the Word and receive—yielding to the Spirit. Oh we bind every work of darkness. We bind false religions, humanistic thinking, everything that would exalt itself above the Word of God—we pull you down, in the name of Jesus. Oh labourers are rising up, they’re awake and busy about the Father’s business. Father we ask boldness, courageous hearts that are not afraid of the faces of men, but moved by the Spirit of God.
  • Oh we lift up every governmental office in this nation of Canada. We cover them under the blood Lord. Father give them Your wisdom—the fear of the Lord be upon them today. Every work of darkness, we bind it—you will not influence our government. Every covert and hidden work of Satan is exposed, in Jesus’ name. Light comes and darkness is dispelled. Every hidden thing shall be seen and shouted from the mountain top. Father we hold up the upcoming elections, have Your way. Shiftings and changes, movings and positionings that’s what Your doing Father for kingdom purposes.
  • Oh Father, strengthen Israel this morning. We ask You to strengthen and preserve Her. Provide for Her Lord as only You can. Oh grant unto the government You wisdom, Your discernment—move in their midst Father. Revive Your people! Revive Your people! The Word running swiftly throughout the land piercing the hearts of men. We cover the military under the blood of Jesus. Oh the plans of the enemy being exposed. Military leaders being led by the Spirit. Strategic! Strategic! Strategic! Ha! Ha! They know what to do. They know how to do it—because Father, You’re giving them the strategy. Angels on assignment. Angels on assignment amongst Your people. Oh we thank You Father. We thank You Lord.

Colossians 2:1-15 (TPT) – 1 I wish you could know how much I have struggled for you and for the church in Laodicea, and for the many other friends I’ve yet to meet. 2 I am contending for you that your hearts will be wrapped in the comfort of heaven and woven together into love’s fabric. This will give you access to all the riches of God as you experience the revelation of God’s great mystery—Christ. 3 For our spiritual wealth is in Him, like hidden treasure waiting to be discovered—heaven’s wisdom and endless riches of revelation knowledge. 4 I want you to know this so that no one will come and lead you into error through their persuasive arguments and clever words. 5 Even though I’m separated from you geographically, my spirit is present there with you. And I’m overjoyed to see how disciplined and deeply committed you are because you have such a solid faith in Christ, the Anointed One. New Life in Christ 6 In the same way you received Jesus our Lord and Messiah by faith, continue your journey of faith, progressing further into your union with Him! 7 Your spiritual roots go deeply into His life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to Him! 8 Beware that no one distracts you or intimidates you in their attempt to lead you away from Christ’s fullness by pretending to be full of wisdom when they’re filled with endless arguments of human logic. For they operate with humanistic and clouded judgments based on the mindset of this world system, and not the anointed truths of the Anointed One. 9 For He is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. 10 And our own completeness is now found in Him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! 11 Through our union with Him we have experienced circumcision of heart. All of the guilt and power of sin has been cut away and is now extinct because of what Christ, the Anointed One, has accomplished for us. 12 For we’ve been buried with Him into His death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with Him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised Him from death’s realm. 13 This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins! 14 He cancelled out every legal violation we had on our record and the old arrest warrant that stood to indict us. He erased it all—our sins, our stained soul—He deleted it all and they cannot be retrieved! Everything we once were in Adam has been placed onto His cross and nailed permanently there as a public display of cancellation. 15 Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were His!

We are praying for the Body of Christ to remain faithful to the gospel of Jesus Christ. That we each will hold fast to the truth of God’s Word. Seeking His wisdom, discernment and understanding—not allowing men to turn us away from the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

Prayed…

  • We seek Your face this morning Father God. We ask You for the help of Your Holy Spirit to keep us on the straight and narrow path that leads to life. Father, where Your people have gone on the wide path bring them back, in Jesus’ name. Oh that we would continue our journey with You, allowing You to shape our lives. Oh that our roots Lord God would go deep in You—rooted and grounded in Your love. Oh Father God build us up on that firm foundation which is Christ Jesus the Anointed One. Help us to be strong in our faith Father—going from faith to faith and glory to glory. Father that we would be a people full of thanksgiving and praise for all that You’ve done and all that You’re doing. Father help us to come away from the world and cleave to Jesus. Father, we bind and uproot that spirit of deception—that lying spirit that would try and deceive the Church. Father I thank You all the fullness of Your glory dwells within us. Father we lay aside every sin and every weight that so easily besets us. Father that we would run this race, forgetting the things that are behind and pressing towards the mark of the high calling, in Jesus’ name. That Your Church would have the mind of Christ, yielded to the Holy Spirit. Led of the Spirit—Your people are led of the Spirit not of the flesh. Your Church Lord God—people of faith, people who are determined, our faces set like fling. Holding fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Holding fast to Your Spirit. We pray for a revival in Your Church Father. An awakening unto righteousness. Hearts that are contrite and yielded to the Spirit. Father that our light would shine so that men would see and glorify Jesus. That everything that is not of You Father we would shake it off—loosed from the chains of sin that would try to bind us. We bind that spirit of condemnation that would try to infiltrate Your Church. No more condemnation, but when conviction comes we are swift to repent and we thank You Father. We thank You Father. A consecrated and set apart people. Oh we thank You Father. We are the triumphant Church. We will be the glorious Bride that You said we would be and we thank You.

Prayer Summary for January 29, 2019

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The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Terry Nyenhuis

1 Tim 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Psalm 23 Amp
The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me],
I shall not want.
2 He lets me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still and quiet waters.
3 He refreshes and restores my soul (life);
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake.

4 Even though I walk through the [sunless] [a]valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You have anointed and refreshed my head with [b]oil;
My cup overflows.6
Surely goodness and mercy and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell forever [throughout all my days] in the house and in the presence of the Lord.

  • We shall not lack for anything!
  • He HAS prepared a table before us – in the presence of our enemies

Deut 28:8,11-12
“The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
11 And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord [a]swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The Lord will open to you His good [b]treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

There’s a commanded Blessing in the Land which:
The Lord gives us, swore to our “fathers” to give us (prophetic Words to our fathers)
-rain on “YOUR LAND”

Deut 15:7-11 NKJV
“If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the [a]gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, 8 but you shall [b]open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. 9 Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and he cry out to the Lord against you, and it become sin among you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. 11 For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall [c]open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’

Generosity to poor brethren within any of the gates (towns) in “YOUR LAND”
Praying towards the Commanded Blessing on Pastor Ric and Deborah and ENCC in the land the Lord is giving us and all we set our hand to.

Prayer Summary for January 28, 2019

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The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Pastor Ric Borozny

1 Tim 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Prayed…

  • Father we lift up that nation of Canada, Ontario, and the Niagara Region where You planted us. We pray according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4 for the federal, provincial, regional and municipal government this morning. We pray for divine influence on their souls and divine influence on their spirit. I thank You Father You’re placing divine men and women in those seats of authority. Our Lord shall have dominion from sea to sea. Those that have hardened hearts and oppose God, You’re removing and replacing with those with submitted heart. Every prophetic word spoken will come to pass, we believe it, in Jesus name. We declare that light prevails over darkness and truth prevails over lies. I thank You Father for a mighty shift in our nation. You declared this would be our fines hour and that we will bring healing to the nations. Father we are not moved by what we see at the federal level—we stand on You word. I thank You Father for that mighty shift. Father and we shall see the fruit of it in our next election.
  • Father we pray for Israel. Father, their facing elections—in the natural their seems like there’s much confusion and their enemies are surrounding them. We thank You Father You have Your hand upon the Prime Minister and all those in authority. I thank You for divine wisdom and supernatural intervention on their behalf. I thank You Father You said all Israel shall be saved. They will seek You for God’s will and who to vote for—supernatural wisdom for this hour. We speak to that spirit that aspires to divide, shut up, in Jesus name. They’re hearing Your Spirit and word and become one for the decisions they have to make. You’re bringing them out in great victory. Even their enemies will see that God is for Israel. I thank You Father You’re showing the prophets what is happening in their bedroom. They will meet every challenge, in Jesus name. Thank You for preserving the population—every man, every women, every child. Every plot revealed before the trigger is pulled. Supernatural intelligence coming to the military leaders, nothing shall take them by surprise. I thank You Father for favour, favour, favour upon Prime Minister Netanyahu and his military leaders—favour and supernatural wisdom, in Jesus name. We speak peace to Israel during their election—peace on every border, in Jesus name.

Joshua 3: 3 – 5
and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. 4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.”

5 And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.”

Joshua 1 : 9 – 11
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 11 “Pass through the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’ ”

Joshua 3 : 17
Then the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel crossed over on dry ground, until all the people had crossed completely over the Jordan.

Prayed…

  • We are going to be a blessing. We have wisdom to understand they are our hosts and we are their guest. We shall be grateful to them. We will help where we are able to, spiritually and naturally. Even if there are little glitches, the leadership will work it out. It’s a time of peace. We are on dry ground. Father You have already revealed parts of the blueprint in this short season and Your going to reveal the place for us to buy. At both ends of the Jordan there is going to be peace as we go to the St. Paul Street and next into our own property. We thank You.
  • Father You’re going to open a door to impact our city and Niagara and great favour is upon us. Where we land—great favour to possess the property. They’re going to want to bless us. I thank You Father for this mighty shift in the Spirit—the wilderness experience is done and over. Our congregation and leadership, nothing is going to remain the same. A supernatural transition in the Spirit. We know that 60 St. Paul Street is the dry ground to get us to the promise land. The Word of the Lord is a lamp unto our feet. We pray for that Hispanic congregation and the place we’re going to land when we get to the other side. And we shall do it with great joy and expectation. Ha! Ha! Ha! “I hear the Spirit saying, you have no idea what I am about to do.” It shall be herald it shall be voiced abroad. It shall be declared no more, where is their God, for God is in their midst. Done deal! Done deal! Done deal! Ha! Ha! Ha! I hear the Spirit say, “you’re burning some bridges, you’re never going back.” For it truly is a new day for this House, company and people. It truly is a new day. We thank You Lord for everything You’ve already done for us. Father we thank You so much for all that You’re able to do for us. Great favour. I thank You for supernatural increase. Supernatural prosperity in every area—people, finance, health. A mark of our congregation is walking in supernatural health and prosperity.

Prayer Summary for January 24, 2019

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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.

Zephaniah 3:14-20 (AMPC) – 14 Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice, be in high spirits and glory with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem [in that day]. 15 [For then it will be that] the Lord has taken away the judgments against you; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, even the Lord [Himself], is in the midst of you; [and after He has come to you] you shall not experience or fear evil any more. 16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear not, O Zion. Let not your hands sink down or be slow and listless. 17 The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing. 18 I will gather those belonging to you [those Israelites in captivity] who yearn and grieve for the solemn assembly [and the festivals], on whom [their exile and inability to attend services at Jerusalem have brought derision and] the reproach of it is a burden. 19 Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you; I will save the limping [ones] and gather the outcasts and will make them a praise and a name in every land of their shame. 20 At that time I will bring you in; yes, at that time I will gather you, for I will make you a name and a praise among all the nations of the earth when I reverse your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord.

Prayed…

  • Father we thank You. We give You praise, glory, and honour this morning. We magnify the precious name of Jesus.
  • Days of great deliverance. Oh, Father You’re bringing us into great and awesome days of deliverance, rescue and release, in Jesus’ name. Captives are being released this morning, in Jesus’ name. Father You’re releasing them from those chains of sin Lord God—a great release. Father we bind every work of darkness that would hold people bound. You are the Great Deliverer; the Great Healer; the Great Restorer of the lost. We bind the spirit of pride. We bind that spirit that deceives, in Jesu’s name. Oh scales of darkness are coming off peoples eyes. Father in the name of Jesus we cry out for a working of the Spirit on the harvest—hearts being touched. Wrong mindsets being broken, in Jesus’ name. We cover the harvest with the blood of Jesus which preserves life. Damascus road experiences. Father those who feel like Peter when he betrayed his Lord, they’re coming back and being restored. We bind that spirit of condemnation, in the name of Jesus. Father I thank You You’re sending forth Your labourers into the harvest field. These are the days of the great reaping, in Jesus’ name. They are coming with a word in season. A piercing Word they won’t be able to ignore it—piercing to the very core of their being.
  • Oh, we call forth our harvest out of the government. Touch and convict their hearts of sin. We lift up the Prime Minister and his office; the federal, provincial and municipal government; the mayors offices; city councils; judges—all who sit in seats of authority. The educators; high school teachers; university professors. Father we declare there is a right mind coming to them. We bind that perverse thinking that would lead our young people astray. Grant unto these in authority Your wisdom. We pull down everything that would exalt itself above the Word—above the Truth. Father have Your way in the upcoming elections—it’s God ordered. Canada is lining up to do what You’re calling her to do. We thank You. We cover Canada under the blood of Jesus. Wisdom for our military; police forces and border guards—Lord those in our intelligence offices. Exposure—every covert operation of the enemy is exposed, in Jesus’ name.
  • Peace to Jerusalem! Peace to Jerusalem! Peace to Jerusalem—to the people of Israel! Father give them Your peace. Psalm 83 prayed. Father we pray for Israel’s enemies. We call forth the harvest out of their midst. A great revival in the Muslim nations. Walls of resistance are coming down. Contrite hearts—hearts softened by the Spirit—to the glory of God. To the glory of God! To the glory of God! The gospel is penetrating the Muslim nations. Light coming into dark places and darkness is being dispelled, in Jesus’ name. We ask for Your wisdom for Israel’s government—a discerning of the times and seasons, an ear to hear what the Spirit of God is saying. We cover them under the blood of Jesus. Father we pray for all those that do the work of the ministry—we cover them under the blood. Divine health. A release of finances and provisions, buildings and land—whatever they need according to Your riches in glory. Grant unto them open doors Lord God. Open doors! Open doors into their government—yes open doors even with their government. They’re bringing the Word that will pierce the heart of the government. Conviction comes—wrong mindsets being broken, in Jesus’ name.

This is what our God has done: Colossians 2:15 (TPT) – Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were His!

As I was in prayer on Friday morning I heard the word “dispossess.” God has already dispossessed the enemy of all that belongs to us. We are now commanded to go in and possess (receive) our inheritance (people, lands, finances, supplies etc.).

Definition of dispossess: evicted, as from a dwelling, land, etc.; ousted; to put (a person) out of possession, especially of real property; to banish, kick out, heave out, banish etc.

Deuteronomy 9:1-3 (DARBY) – 1 Hear, Israel! Thou art to pass over the Jordan this day, to enter in to possess nations greater and mightier than thou, cities great and walled up to heaven, 2 a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard [say], Who can stand before the sons of Anak! 3 Know then this day, that Jehovah thy God is He that goeth over before thee, a consuming fire; He will destroy them, and He will cast them down before thee, and thou shalt dispossess them and cause them to perish quickly, as Jehovah hath said unto thee.

Numbers 14:6-9 (EXP) – 6 Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who had explored [spied on] the land,….. 9 Don’t turn [rebel] against the Lord! Don’t be afraid of the people in that land! We will chew them up. They have no protection, but the Lord is with us. So don’t be afraid of them.”

• We declare this morning there is no rebellion in our midst against the Lord; God is with us—no fear, no doubt of any kind: 2 Timothy 1:7 (TPT) – For God will never give you the spirit of fear,[a] but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.

Footnotes: [a] That is, fearing men. The fear of God prevents us from fearing other.

• Remember what the Word of God says: Matthew 19:26 (AMPC) – But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God.

Luke 1:37 (AMPC) – For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

• It is the power of God that makes what seems impossible possible. Because nothing is impossible with God. We are now standing in the place of receiving what is our as promised by God.

We (at Eagles Nest) are sending up our praise and thanksgiving this morning. We are entering the time of possessing what God has dispossessed from our enemy. In unity we are hearing and responding to the question, “Who’s report shall you believe?”—our response is, “We shall believe the report of the Lord.” We are declaring, by faith, that we are possessing and we will be, all that God has said – Jeremiah 33:9 (AMPC) – And [Jerusalem/Eagles Nest] shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth that hear of all the good I do for it (them), and they shall fear and tremble because of all the good and all the peace, prosperity, security, and stability I provide for it (them). (personalized)

We are marching forward; the walls have been removed—HALLELUJAH! PRAISE THE LORD! Joshua 6:20 (VOICE) – Then the people (Eagles Nest) shouted, and the trumpets blasted. The noise of the voices and trumpets rose higher and higher, and the thick walls of Jericho collapsed, just as God had promised. When the wall fell before them (Eagles Nest), they rushed straight ahead and took the city (St. Catharines – personalized)…,

Prayed…

  • Father You said, wherever two or three are gathered You’re in their midst. We know You’re here this morning and we thank You. We thank You Holy Spirit for assisting us to pray the will of God this morning. We align ourselves with You. We declare this morning, this is a unified congregation. One mind; one heart; one spirit. Father help us to remain in agreement with the leadership of this House—no schisms, no disruptions, no doubts, no unbelief. Father we declare, we are a people of faith and faith inherits the promise. We are a House that rejoices and praises even before we see it, we call it done, in the name of Jesus. Ha! Ha! According to Your riches in glory Father—the land, the finances are ours. We are a blessed and favoured people because God is in our midst and You make the way. Yes we shall see our harvest. We declare, they’re flooding the gates and entering. Merging and converging—as You said Father, and we declare—there’s a people to merge and converge with us and we call them forth, in the name of Jesus. Oh, multiple doors opening to Pastor Ric and Deborah. Ha! It’s the season of the open doors Father. Ephesians 1:17, Ephesians 3:16-19 prayer. Father I thank You that Pastor Ric and Deborah and the leadership of this House are filled with all the fullness of God. They have the mind of Christ. We cover this congregation under the blood of Jesus as we go forth. Every step forward is bringing us to the place of our inheritance. We will not be stopped for You are with us. It’s for the glory of God. This is for the glory of God—that the name of Jesus will be lifted high. All will see it and will know that our God is with us. Thank You Lord. Ha! Ha! Not one feeble amongst us! Not one feeble amongst us! Thank You Lord. Thank You Father.

Prayer Summary for January 23, 2019

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The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Sue DeGroot

1 Tim 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Prayed…

  • 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.
  • Father we thank You that Your name is lifted high. Thank you that in the nations people are calling upon the name of Jesus. Thank You that there is a magnitude of the harvest coming in. You desire that all men come to the knowledge of the Truth and be saved. We declare that Your Word is running swiftly and is being glorified.
  • We declare that Your labourers are rising up to the harvest. They are going out in Your name and in Your power and in boldness. They are not ashamed of the gospel and are Spirit lead as they go into the harvest. Thank You that You are a merciful God.
  • We lift up the harvest of the nations this day.
  • There is a revival. Holy Spirit thank You that You are pouring out upon the nations of the earth. We are in days of the former and the latter rains. Thank You for repentant hearts. Thank You that the backsliders are returning to their First Love . We are going out into the highways and byways. We are seeking those who are lost.
  • Father thank You for Eagles Nest Church harvest. We call them loosed from the north, south, east and west. Yes Lord they are coming in from there and being planted here. Thank You that the manifestations and the demonstrations of Your power and Your glory in this house. Yes we are on miracle territory. Everything You tell us to do we will do. Holy Spirit have Your way in our services. Have Your way with us. Thank You for healing and miracles taking place in this house. Father thank You that You are confirming and establishing Your Word that You declared over this ministry. Yes, it will be noised abroad of all the good You have done for us.
  • Thank You for wisdom for Pastor Ric and the Board. Thank You for the new location and how everything is fitly joined together. This is the work of the Lord and there is a blessing to it. Thank You for everything going smoothly.
  • We pray for those in authority in the city, in the region and in the nation. May Your ways be revealed to them Lord. Those You have in authoritative positions who are already saved – we pray boldness to them, not shrinking back and not holding back. They are not compromising, but are bold and stand for righteousness.
  • Thank You that Your will is being done in our federal election this year. Thank You that Canada is fulfilling her purpose. We declare Jesus Christ reigns in this nation.
  • We declare that Jesus Christ is Lord over Israel. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem this day. We plead the blood of Jesus over Israel’s boundaries and pray protection over Israel’s military troops. We pray inside knowledge to the commanding officers. The ways of the enemy are being uncovered and stopped in Jesus’ name.
  • We stand in agreement with Daniel, the Jewish boy who is receiving his miracle. He shall live and not die and will declare the works of the Lord. Thank You that he is a miracle – ‘miracle Daniel’. We bind the spirit of leukemia and death over him in Jesus’ name, and declare life fully restored in Jesus’ name! It is supernatural. Hallelujah. Praise be to God.
  • Hallelujah, thank You Lord.

Col 1:9-12 AMPC
For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things– That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. [We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.

We prayed towards this for the Body of Christ, especially pastors.

Prayed…

  • Father we come to You in the name of Jesus. This is our prayer for the body of Christ. May they be filled with the knowledge of Your will, wisdom is the stability of our times.
  • Thank You that their eyes are open to the truth of Your Word. We pray for the pastors at the pulpit as they teach the truth, the whole counsel of God – there is a greater understanding.
  • Where they erred in their ways they are now turning. Thank You that the body of Christ will be a testimony and witness of You. We say get wisdom and get understanding.
  • Thank You that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. We say that the body is walking in the fear of the Lord. May all our ways please You and may we be vessels of honour. Those who know You shall do great exploits. Their eyes are being enlightened this day. Thank You that there is an enlargement taking place in Jesus’ name.
  • Yes they will be fruit bearers. Thank You that the greasy grace is being exposed for what it is. We say be removed in Jesus’ name!
  • Thank You that sound doctrine is going forth in Jesus’ name. Lord Your Word says when our ways please You, You cause even our enemies to be at peace with us.
  • Thank You that there is a revelation, a greater revelation of the depth, the width and the height of Your great love for us. Yes Your ways are higher and Your thoughts are not our thoughts.
  • There is a greater desire for You. Yes Lord Your people are living for You.
  • In You we live and move and have our being. Hallelujah, thank You Lord.

Prayer Summary for January 22, 2019

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The following was taught and prayed through during our 6 a.m. prayer time with Terry Nyenhuis

1 Tim 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

  • Prayed for Brake Ministries as they head to Indonesia.

James 2 The Message (MSG)
The Royal Rule of Love
1-4 My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man enters your church wearing an expensive suit, and a street person wearing rags comes in right after him, and you say to the man in the suit, “Sit here, sir; this is the best seat in the house!” and either ignore the street person or say, “Better sit here in the back row,” haven’t you segregated God’s children and proved that you are judges who can’t be trusted?
5-7 Listen, dear friends. Isn’t it clear by now that God operates quite differently? He chose the world’s down-and-out as the kingdom’s first citizens, with full rights and privileges. This kingdom is promised to anyone who loves God. And here you are abusing these same citizens! Isn’t it the high and mighty who exploit you, who use the courts to rob you blind? Aren’t they the ones who scorn the new name—“Christian”—used in your baptisms?
8-11 You do well when you complete the Royal Rule of the Scriptures: “Love others as you love yourself.” But if you play up to these so-called important people, you go against the Rule and stand convicted by it. You can’t pick and choose in these things, specializing in keeping one or two things in God’s law and ignoring others. The same God who said, “Don’t commit adultery,” also said, “Don’t murder.” If you don’t commit adultery but go ahead and murder, do you think your non-adultery will cancel out your murder? No, you’re a murderer, period.
12-13 Talk and act like a person expecting to be judged by the Rule that sets us free. For if you refuse to act kindly, you can hardly expect to be treated kindly. Kind mercy wins over harsh judgment every time.
Faith in Action
14-17 Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?
18 I can already hear one of you agreeing by saying, “Sounds good. You take care of the faith department, I’ll handle the works department.”
Not so fast. You can no more show me your works apart from your faith than I can show you my faith apart from my works. Faith and works, works and faith, fit together HAND IN GLOVE.
19-20 Do I hear you professing to believe in the one and only God, but then observe you complacently sitting back as if you had done something wonderful? That’s just great. Demons do that, but what good does it do them? Use your heads! Do you suppose for a minute that you can cut faith and works in two and not end up with a corpse on your hands?
21-24 Wasn’t our ancestor Abraham “made right with God by works” when he placed his son Isaac on the sacrificial altar? Isn’t it obvious that faith and works are yoked partners, that faith expresses itself in works? That the works are “works of faith”? The full meaning of “believe” in the Scripture sentence, “Abraham believed God and was set right with God,” includes his action. It’s that mesh of believing and acting that got Abraham named “God’s friend.” Is it not evident that a person is made right with God not by a barren faith but by faith fruitful in works?
25-26 The same with Rahab, the Jericho harlot. Wasn’t her action in hiding God’s spies and helping them escape—that SEAMLESS UNITY of BELIEVING and DOING —what counted with God? The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse. Separate faith and works and you get the same thing: a corpse.
The Message (MSG)
Luke 16:12 NKJV
And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?

Praying for Eagles Nest Church and our new assignment.