AUGUST 7 “Just Jesus and Me Women’s Retreat” 8AM to 8 PM
Mountpelier, OH, Williams County Fairgrounds,
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided.
Contact: Susie Osburn 419-485-0008 or 517-403-8853
AUGUST 20 TO 30 EDINBOURGH, SCOTLAND
Excerpts from "SEEDS OF REVIVAL"
HOW DO WE PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY?
The enemy has come into our country
On every side like a flood.
We have prayed and we have not seen answers.
Many Christians think there is no answer, but all is not lost.
11 Corth 10:4-5 KJV (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds:) casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Bring our thoughts to align with what the Word says is already ours or is God's will for us. It is a warfare and not easy." I will no more have my mind on the enemy, but You and Your Word”
AT THE END OF 2008
The Lord told the intercessors
How He wanted them to pray
And to believe that God has given
Us the victory, even though it does not look like it.
ISRAEL WAS TO GO INTO THE PROMISED LAND
But the scouts came back with a bad report.
The Enemy was a bigger army, there were high walls,
Giants, and they were better equipped.
THE PEOPLE BELIEVED THE BAD REPORT
Which was true. They were filled with fear.
But God said, “You despised me
Because you would not believe I would be with you.”
HE KILLED SPIES WHO GAVE THE BAD REPORT.
None of Israel’s adults would go into the Promised Land.
Forty years later, their children went in.
They had learned their lesson.
And God caused them to win battle after battle
Even though the odds were against them.
THE LESSON WE NEED TO LEARN IN THIS CRISIS IS
Fear not, for our God will take us through this
If we believe Him to do this and don’t fuss and whine
But are strong and of good courage.
WHAT SHOULD OUR PRAYERS BE LIKE?
Songs of victory, reminding God of His promises;
Having our face before Him as never before.
Psalms 37:4 "Delight thyself in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalms 34:9 The Message "Worship God if you want the best; worship opens the door to all His goodness."
Psalms 31:19 The Message "What a stack of blessings You have piled up for those who worship You."
THREE ARMIES CAME TO DEFEAT JUDAH.
God told the King where the enemy was
And to march and to put
Praisers in front of the army.
WHEN THEY GOT TO THE ENEMY,
God had put the enemy in confusion
And they had killed each other off.
Judah did not even have to fight.
WHEN GOD SEES US PRAISING HIM,
Trusting Him that He has brought us the victory,
We will see a mighty victory for our nation.
WHEN DARK BURDENS COME UPON OUR COUNTRY
Let that be a signal to start praising the Lord.
Praise is a weapon for victory.
Set aside more time for the Lord.
WE ARE IN A SPIRITUAL BATTLE
And we do not fight the enemy
But we respond in a way that
God fights our battles for us.
“I will no more have my mind on the enemy, but on you and your Word.”
JUST AS WE NEED TO KEEP
The dark thoughts out of our minds.
Just as the dark thoughts and words
Produce negative results in our homes,
So it is with our country.