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Cindy Jacobs gives us insight as How to pray for Israel   Leave a comment

Pray:

Father we do pray right now for a great awakening for Israel. We pray for great awakening in Israel.

Lord, I pray for the Parliament of Britain, I pray Father in the name of Jesus for the believers that are there.

I pray that you were shift the opinion there in Britain and give them a love for Israel.

Father I pray that even John Kerry, President Obama, those in our Congress, that you will shift their heart also.

Lord,  I pray that the funding for the terrorist will be exposed.
We agree that the sanctions will work that the funding will be cut off.  Expose it today,  expose it worldwide.

Father wherever the money is coming from I pray that it will be exposed and cut off. Lord that they will not have an endless supply of rockets to shoot at Israel.

Lord we thank you for this. Father we bind the spirit of jihad.

I bind the powers of darkness that are causing hatred and forming this hatred.

Father.  we thank you Lord we pray for a move of God in Israel. We pray that they will begin to have visions of Yeshua.  Father we thank you Lord that what you’re going to do is so supernatural.  Lord turn it for good.

We pray for protection for all the believers that we love in Israel.  We stand for our beloved family that are in Gaza and in the Arab speaking world.  Lord let them know we are with them in Jesus name. Amen

Thy Word have I hid in my Heart   Leave a comment

As I was studying the word this morning, I felt impressed of The Lord to write out those scriptures my dad taught me as a child. As I pondered on them, they kept coming to me like a river.. Chapter and verse… Word for word.
I want to encourage others to remember what the Lord put in their heart as a child, through our parents. Forward this BLOG to others and comment on it and we can all learn from each other. We all have different paths, but the same word that is the same yesterday, today and Forever!

Reminds me of these scriptures:

Hebrews 13:7-8 (KJV)
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

Isaiah 55:11 (KJV)
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Here are the Scriptures my Dad taught me when I was young:

Isaiah 53:4-5 (KJV)
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

John 1:1 (KJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Romans 6:23 (KJV)
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 8:28 (KJV)
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

1 John 1:9 (KJV)
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

So what are those scriptures that your loved one taught you when you were little that you still remember? CHAPTER AND VERSE?

Oh and my mom sat down with me and taught me to memorize this one:

Joshua 1:8 (KJV)
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

About two months ago I was praying with my friend and we were interceding for our siblings to grow closer to the Lord and all of the sudden I stopped the prayer and quoted the verse above from Joshua 1:8
My prayer partner asked me about it and I prophesied that our siblings would remember those scriptures our parents had taught us as children.

The next day I received a text out of the blue from my brother with Joshua 1:8…

This is not typical of my brother.. He couldn’t quite remember who taught it to him.. But he remembered that this book of the law shall not depart from out of my mouth..the whole verse!

The Word of God is true!

Psalm 119:11 (KJV)
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Amazing! Thank you Jesus!
Enough said! Praise be to God!

Sheila

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Pray for Detroit, Michigan   1 comment

by Sheila Cogan

I was born in the Motor City. My whole family was born there.
My parents met when they were teenagers, a true American love story.
Today my whole family gathers in Detroit for a family reunion, while newspaper Headlines read “Detroit’s Bankruptcy, Get in the Game Washington.”

I know that there is a remnant of believers still in that City praying and believing that God will change things for their good.

Here is what Cindy Jacobs and Chuck Pierce prophesied 4 or 5 years ago.. It is still relevant to the news headlines of today in July 3013.

I agreed with the prayers that the prophetic intercessors put together.

Please read and Agree in prayer with me….

Michigan Root 52 State Prayer Guide

Join us this week in prayer over Michigan’s future. We are so thankful Cindy Jacobs has mobilized the Route 52 initiative. We wanted to partner with her in this for 2010 and believe God is setting up an explosive breakthrough this next week. The nation (from Washington DC) has said, “As Michigan (and Detroit) goes, so goes the nation.” The eyes of the nation have been watching as Michigan economically sank to the bottom and asked, “Will it survive?” Time Magazine moved into a house into Detroit to record the death or resurrection of the city. We believe this is prophetic. There is a new wind blowing, Apostle Barbara Yoder had Chuck Pierce in recently and they both taught on The Seer anointing which is being activated this year. During that time, God pulled out a stinger of death out of our region and God is restoring a prophetic well and voice enabling us to speak into the nation and nations.

Get ready Michigan, you are on the verge of a movement of God.

There was an unholy covenantal root in this region that’s trying to infect this region and the nation, there is a covenantal thing from God that you are re-digging here that is very important to him.

Michigan had great light structures. Lots of freedom outposts but the Lord said: Look deeper. There was a total dark layer of evil that was to be broken through.

So the Lord said to me: Call for help. Call for help into Michigan. There’s a great watchman anointing in Michigan that is to be looking like a miner’s light underneath in the darkness. He showed me Lord Sabaoth, the Lord of Hosts, coming in and bringing angelic forces and they were cutting down through and being positioned where the freedom outposts are. A whole new environment was going to be created by them.

And He said: If you will start walking with Me I’ll give you authority in this land to mobilize My troop for the future. I am here to announce to you Michigan has the opportunity to be in 3 years, by let’s say Pentecost, 2011, to be one of the brightest spots in this nation, or else darkness is going to root deeper. The Lord said starting today angels are going to come in to help you in your families.

There has always been a death sting here and now I am freeing this place to be led into its identity for an entire nations sake in the future. That sting tried to keep you from moving in to the new season. I decree through and into Aug 15, there is a healing well [that] will pulled things out of people. You will reanalyze the regions of your region and you will begin to call in those people in a new way to reform my healing grace and plan of fullness over this region.

There is a turning – where death was ruling, life will come in and rule again. I will join this region with other nations. I will give you an inroad in from this prophetic house [Shekinah] to speak into other nations from their region. I will come and cause this nation to understand that there is a prophetic well it can drink of. In this region, I say NOW, let the transformation of the gatherings of this house begin. The Angel of the Lord has come, to now build up and plant what needs to be planted for the future.

PREAMBLE of MICHIGAN’S CONSTITUTION

We the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessing of freedom, and earnestly desiring to secure these blessings undiminished to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution.

The name Michigan comes from the Ojibwa word “Mishigama” meaning great lake. Michigan is the 26th state and was formed January 26, 1837. It is knows as the “Wolverine State” and our state motto is, “If you seek a pleasant Peninsula, look around you” Noted leaders include, Henry Ford (by establishing the auto industry, put the world on wheels) and Gerald Ford the 38th President of the United States.

Native American Foundations-Council, Resources and Land Curses.

Throughout Michigan’s history our people have had the ability to gain, speak and mobilize council. Initially it was Native Americans who used the land for this purpose. Sault Ste. Marie was the council grounds between the eastern portion of Canada and the United States. Along with its ability to for gathering councils, Michigan’s land has great resources, is a place of innovation and invention that has influenced the nation and world. Our nation’s first factory was built by the Native Americans in Alpena Michigan. It was mainly a thunderbird god factory. They manufactured and traded icon trinkets from Canada to the western United States and south towards to Florida. This set a precedent for religious spirits being linked with manufacturing, to establish it outside of the presence of the Lord as did Cain.

Michigan is surrounded by key waterways and inland trails which made it a important locations for Natives to council and establish trade from our resources. Eventually First Nations people sought to control those resources through war. Over the course of time, conflicts broke out among the First Nations over the land and resources. This turned Southeast Michigan into a warring, treacherous and murderous territory. Curses were laid upon the people and land to such a degree that we find these curses active today.

French and British Foundations-Military and Government Headquarters

The French and British interest was in land ownership and profiting through resources in the land. Michigan was key because of its waterway access and land trails that proved to be the fastest and most inexpensive way to penetrate the nation (for ownership and profiteering). To gain control of this northern door to our nation, both the French and British established military and government headquarters to give them an advantage in controlling nations and lands around them. Key leaders of both the British and French in the 18-19 century repeated the history of Native Americans through the wrongful shedding of blood (murder), aversion to other cultures, dealing treacherously and deceitfully in trade and in gaining control of the land.

During this era, Detroit earned a place of significance. It became the headquarters or center to the Armed Forces of the nations mentioned above. It was a place from which each nation directed invasions into the Midwest region of the US. By 1805, The Michigan Territory was created. Detroit was designated as the seat of government. Also Detroit was the first city after Washington, DC to pattern itself after the Masonic layout of a city. In 1837, Michigan was admitted to the Union as the 26th state and Detroit served as our first state capitol.

20th Century- Detroit, Ford, Anti-Semitism.

In the 20th century, Michigan became a place of invention and innovation which changed the entire nation. Detroit was the birthplace and leader of car manufacturing (1908) and became the “Motor City” and automotive capitol of the world. In 1941 automobile plants in Detroit area were converted for the production of war materials, helping Michigan become known as the “Arsenal of Democracy.” Warren, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) was the center for the production of tanks for the Armed Forces.

These efforts above were due to Henry Ford, founder of Ford Automotive. Ford, in US News and World Report, was called the most influential man in the 20th century. His influence reached beyond car manufacturing to become a major force behind and disseminator of anti-Semitic thought and literature in Michigan as well as the US. He funded the publication and dissemination of anti-Semitic materials in 9 languages. His town, Dearborn, Michigan (under Mayor Hubbard’s reign) would not allow Jews or Blacks to live within the city limits. He funded Hitler’s efforts for a season (until Hitler began to invade Poland); influenced the writing of Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf. Ford also became a 33rd degree Mason (not by study but by paying to be one) and strongly backed the Masonic order. Ford’s actions strengthened the foundation for anti-Semitism in this state.

Ford’s actions were treacherous for Jews and Blacks, murderous (in the way that he funded and agreed with the killing of Jews), anti-Semitic, and deceitful (Dearborn headquarters endorsed Ford Germany supplying Hitler during the war.) It is important to note that Ford’s grandson has begun to undo what Ford did by funding such things as the Holocaust Museum in Southfield MI.

Other Items of Significance

PRAYER & PROCLAMATIONS FOR THE 7 MOUNTAINS

Arts &Entertainment Mountain

Entertainment for Michigan includes much in the way of recreation. Michigan’s land and water provides abundant choices for recreation. It’s beautiful shoreline, beaches, sand dunes, pristine lakes and rivers for boating and fishing, and acres of northern woods make it a popular vacation spot for many people. Surrounded by four Great Lakes, Michigan has the longest fresh water shoreline in the world.

Another way Michigan is developing in the arts & entertainment mountain is through movie production. Since a 2008 tax credit for moviemaking became law in Michigan, some major film and television productions have sought to set up in the Detroit area. That has served to create buzz among Hollywood producers and directors that Michigan is a great place to shoot a movie. The most notable of those is Clint Eastwood, who abruptly moved his production of 2008’s Gran Torino from Minneapolis to suburban Detroit. Ken Droz of the Michigan Film Office and Chris Baum of Film Detroit both say Michigan, and particularly Detroit, offers producers everything they need to make a movie efficiently and cost effectively.

Arts & Entertainment Prayer Points:

Call for full restoration of creativity in Michigan to be released. Declare that God be glorified in the arts here in this state and that artists will recognize Him and give Him His rightful place as King of all Creation. Pray that the creative spirit of God be loosed over all of Michigan (younger and older generations) and a spirit of excellence be coupled to it. We desire that godly creative craftsmen arise and display the splendor of the Lord through all their works.

SATURDAY: Family Mountain

The divorce rate in the state of Michigan is the same as the national average, one-half of all marriages. Michigan’s troubling economic climate has caused an unprecedented number of families to seek help putting food on their tables or paying their bills. Personal income growth from 2001 – 2003 was the slowest since the Great Depression.

Detroit statistically and prophetically has been called, a “fatherless and prodigal city”. Chuck Pierce recently prophesied that the prodigals will come home.

1. Michigan, say “Abba Father” in the midst of all your circumstances. Cry out that Fatherhood be restored first in the church. That God’s people honor, welcome and esteem over our church family, we have a father and that we will live by His principals.

2. Call for the restoration of fatherhood in our state. Ask that a spirit of repentance come so we may experience times of refreshing over our families.

3. Bind the covenant breaking spirit, which manifests as divorce, off our state. Declared that God’s love and faithfulness be released over the marriages.(Hebrews 13:4, Hosea 2:19-20)

4. Call for supernatural provision for those in financial difficulty and those who have lost jobs and homes would find work here in Michigan. We ask the Lord for financial breakthroughs for the families. Pray that our economy will prosper (Matthew 6 : 25-31, Philippians 4:19)

5. Pray to dry up the funding that is financing and fueling the pornography and child pornography within our state. Pray that these predators would be caught, prosecuted, and removed from society. (Ephesians 5:11, Proverbs 2:22) Pray for healing over those who have been abused by this system.

SUNDAY: Religion Mountain

Michigan’s waterways and land – in its early years of French exploration – was dedicated to the Queen of Heaven. Detroit at its founding, built under a spirit of Cain vs. of pleasing the Lord. Today the Detroit area and the city of Dearborn MI is home to the largest concentration of Muslims outside of the Middle East. God has entrusted us with the nations in Michigan (over 120+ are represented here). The veil of deception ancient people were under is the same that exists today. BUT God is making tremendous inroads to the point where Muslims are having encounters regularly through dreams and visions understanding who Christ is and receiving him as Lord and Savior.

Michigan has a powerful and influential Jewish community who funds the largest missionary outreach to Israel. Chuck Pierce in March 2010 prophesied that a highway would open up to both Jews and Muslims in our state and we would see both nations come to the Lord. Michigan says, “SELAH!”

“This is about more than blessing this Nation-this is about unlocking the door to the Muslim world.” (Dutch Sheets, 2005)

“The Lord has to have certain places that have an everlasting burning developing– He calls them ‘Freedom Outposts’ (like the old outposts where you got what you needed so you could keep going on your journey)… The only way this nation will make its shift in the next 3 years is that Freedom Outposts get developed now.” (Chuck Pierce, 2009)

1. Call upon Holy Spirit to reveal to all of the nations in our state, who Christ is as Savior. Pray all the nations receive the hope and love of our Lord Jesus Christ and to be saved.

2. Ask the Lord to give visions and dreams, signs and wonders along with angelic encounters that would bring forth the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ among the all peoples of our state.

3. Intercede for the establishing of Freedom Outposts in Michigan.

4. Release IS 62 & IS 35 over the highways in our state, that a pathway and clearing be made for all the nations to come to the Lord.

MONDAY: Business/Economic Mountain

Unemployment in Michigan, a state hurt by the troubles in the auto industry, fell from 14 percent in April. Michigan had had the highest monthly unemployment rate in the country since April 2006. The downturn had caused much reconstruction in the automotive industry to the point of Federal bailouts. Small businesses have been the major employers in the state. Research institutions, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Wayne State and Grand Valley State University remain important to our economy. Michigan has 55,000 farms with 10 million acres of farm land and vineyards exporting cherries, blueberries and sugar beets. We also have 38 deep water ports and a thriving tourist industry; however, 70% of the business comes from Michigan residents.

“There are going to be new technologies and witty inventions birthed by the creativity of the Holy Spirit that will change nations and economies of nations-it will establish new markets and energy sources and solutions in third world nations.

“Natural resources that have not even seen or known in the region, not even been identified in days previous, all of a sudden they are going to appear in the earth-real signs and wonders. They are going to find natural resources released, harvested, sold, and reproduced and it’s going to begin to turn the economy around.”

1. Pray that the spirit of greed and love of money will be broken off the financial system and businesses in Michigan. We ask the Lord to raise up righteous men and women with a Joseph-type gifting into leadership helping our state through this time of recession and depression. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)2.

2. Pray for the prospering and under girding of the small businesses within the state and the creation of new businesses and products. (Deuteronomy 8:18)

3. Pray for wisdom for our legislators so they will pass good laws that will help the failing businesses within the state. We ask for tax burdens to be lifted off of small business owners.

4. Pray for manufacturing, various industries, and new jobs to be brought into the state as well as the developing of new businesses creating more employment. (Proverbs 13:11)

5. Pray for job creation for our youth so this exodus from our state would stop.

TUESDAY: Education Mountain

The state of Michigan has many excellent universities, medical schools, law schools, agricultural and engineering schools. The University of Michigan was the first university established by any of the states. Michigan State University is the largest institution of higher learning in the state and one of the largest universities in the country. MSU’s College of Human Medicine has locations in seven communities throughout the state. Public schools continue to struggle with budget cuts and teacher lay-offs.

“I’m declaring to you education and books and universities that properly develop mind molders who influence the influential and raise up kingdom movers and shakers and kingdom builders in the educational system of the whole Detroit area.”

1. To raise up righteous teachers and professors that will tear down lies being taught in the schools. Pray for boldness and protection for the Christian teachers as they speak the truth, exposing wrong mindsets and idolatrous foundations. (Psalms 51:6 John 7:15-18

2. For Godly wisdom for the Boards of Education, the elected officials, both men and women, who make decisions for our children’s education materials. We ask the Lord to raise up Christians who will make a strong stand for good materials and against the new age, pro-abortion mindsets, anti god and homosexual friendly curriculum, and loose morality that is being forced upon the students. (Isaiah 30:20-22)

3. The influence of Islam is being taught in our schools. Michigan is the Islamic capitol of the USA. There is an over-abundance of Islamic schools in Southeastern Michigan.

WEDNESDAY: Government Mountain

Term limits has produced a whopping 29 seats in the State Senate where incumbents cannot seek re-election. In the House, the turnover will be just as dramatic with 52 out of 110 races featuring no incumbent. With many other statewide elected offices up for grabs, the 2010 election season will be among the most closely watched in years.

Prayer teams monthly visit our Capitol in Lansing, to pray for the government and its officials. A governmental House of Prayer is opening soon near the Capitol building. Our current Governor’s term is up as well as Senate and House members who are term limited. We believe there will be sweeping changes in leadership following the November election this fall.

“Corruption in politics will be dealt with. God is getting ready to change things in the political realm and corruption is about to be dealt with on major levels”.

Government Prayer Points:

1. Pray that the 2010 elections in November will restore true Godly leaders.

2. Pray for clear minds and the ability to be well informed to pass good laws for our state.

3. Pray for protection of Michigan from social unrest, terrorism, biological, and chemical warfare, as well as any geo-physical disasters.

THURSDAY: Media Mountain

Over the past year Michigan has seen media report various accounts of miracles taking place through the venue of prayer. This includes a Detroit pastor praying for and seeing reports of healings and miracles and in Saginaw a child came back to life a result of prayer. Pastors of this city shared with us, the next day high school students heard of this report and over 30 students accepted Christ then were baptized in the spirit.

Time Magazine, as we have mentioned, is documenting a year long visit the death or resurrection of Detroit.

In Detroit God is going to raise up new voices in the media that will be known for wisdom and truth. (Ray Hughes, 2008)

1. Call for the media to speak truth. Say to the mouth of media, prophesy truth, release the reports, signs and wonders of God.

2. Pray that a spirit of truth overtake all serving in media be unbiased and truthful in reporting the news. Pray for new standards of righteousness and integrity within the media and all communication outlets.

(Psalms 15:1-2, Proverbs 14:34)

2. Pray that the Spirit of Truth would expose deception and uncover the works of the antichrist spirit at work within the media all of our communication outlets.

3. Pray that the internet will be used as a technological laborer for God’s purposes. May Christians invade chat rooms, MySpace and Facebook with God’s truth always giving an answer and reason for the hope of their calling.

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Posted July 21, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in On My Mind, Prayers

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Kingdom on Earth   Leave a comment

Last night we met for a time of worship and prayer. There was one brother who came so hungry! It was so beautiful to watch the Lord respond to this man’s hunger. He always responds to our cry for HIM!

At the beginning of the night we prayed that this would not just be another gathering or meeting but that we would truly be changed by the presence of God. We asked for Him to share His heart with us. That our hearts would be moved and broken for the things that break His.

We suddenly found ourselves singing about entering into the Lord’s chambers. There was such an intimacy in the room. He was asking us to come into the King’s chambers and to listen as He speaks to us the things that are on His heart.

At one point Nikki spoke on behalf of the Lord saying…You are asking for my heart but are you sure you want it? It will hurt. Are you really sure you want it?

We immediately responded with “YES!” Then He immediately responded with more of His presence. As if to say, OK then, here you go.

We know that understanding the sufferings and joys of the Lord’s heart will not come without sacrifice. We must be wiling to sacrifice our time, personal agendas and ideas in order to steal away with Him. We must be willing to set aside what we WANT to do and do what He asks us to do. Knowing His heart will require obedience and sacrifice. But Ohhhhh, the reward of knowing Him is worth it ALL!

We also sang about His eyes of Fire. Oh just one glance from Him and we are changed! Just one glance from Him and our hearts can’t but yearn to see His Kingdom fulfilled on the earth. Just one glance from His eyes and our hearts can’t help but break for a lost and dying world to know HIM!

He is our prize. He is our reward. He is the lifter of our heads. He is our peace. He is our Everything!

This morning my husband and I were at church and there were so many references to the Lord’s heart as we all cried out for a real moving of Heaven on Earth. The Lord’s response to this cry was that He had already given us the Kingdom and it is up to us to yield to His Spirit inside of us and for us to Bring Heaven to Earth!!!

Yes God! May your sons and daughters realize the kingdom that lives inside of them and start living up to the standards of the King! That the bride of Christ conduct herself in a manner worthy of her Groom! That the people of the Almighty “I AM” walk worthy of the calling that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

Come church. Let’s march together. One heart, one mind, one spirit as the Lord prayed that we would be ONE. Come let’s be One with each other as we yield to the ONE who called us.

Christina

Posted June 30, 2013 by theprayeroffaithshall in On My Mind, Uncategorized

Steve Jobs Died….he has been quoted…   Leave a comment

Yes Steve Jobs lost his battle with cancer. He left his family…a huge empire…
a legacy of coolness,
Hundreds of people quoting him… Even the President
I have been a Machead before it was cool… I have at least 6 macs still running
At least 3 iPhones.. IPad, iPods . And shuffles.
I use the iPods as a witnessing tool. I have told people (with extra Money) years ago to buy apple stock…
The thing that keeps coming up about Steve Jobs is this quote. He said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life…have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

My thoughts are… Something is missing…Credit to the Father…

I found this on line… It’s called the Father’s Love letter to us…

My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb.
Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented
by those who don’t know me.
John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
Revelation 21:3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7

I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…
Will you be my child?
John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad
Almighty God
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Ministry and Function of Angels! by Jim Goll
By Jim Goll

Ministry and Function of Angels
by James W. Goll
Three times in my ministry life thus far, I have studied the ministry and function of angels. The first was in the 1980’s when I was a pastor in Warrensburg, Missouri at Harvest Fellowship. The second was in the 1990’s while I was on staff with Mike Bickle in Kansas City. The third time was this past year in 2006 in Franklin, TN when teaching one of my classes.

Not only has the Holy Spirit had me to study the scriptures, but once again, I dove into church history and gleaned many different perspectives. Then I combined these two scholarly approaches with the experiential – I did interviews with people who have had angelic visitations and added some of our own testimonies. Thus we have a three cord strand that cannot be quickly torn apart – scripture, church history and current day accounts. This is the framework I use in all of my writings whether for books, magazine articles or study guides.

The following material on the Ministry and Function of Angels is a part of our latest book called Angelic Encounters. Take and read – this is our life!

THREE SCRIPTURAL WARNINGS

Among the 300 scriptures on angels we find three main warnings concerning angelic beings. Let’s look at them:

1. Do Not Worship Angels

Colossians 2:18,19 – Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath no seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.

2. Do Not Revile Angelic Hosts

A. Jude 8 – Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

B. II Pet. 2:10,11 – But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.”

3. Always Judge the Message

Galatians 1:8 – But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

THREE PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

1. The Angels Render Service to God

Psa. 148:2,5 – Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts… Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.

2. The Angels Render Service to Christians

A. Heb. 1:7 – And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.

B. Heb. 1:14 -Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

3. The Angels Perform God’s Word

The following describes three possible ways that angels are released into their service.

A. Psalms 103:20, 21 – Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will.

1. God’s direct command released to the angels giving them a “job to do”.

2. God’s command released through man:

a. Through intercession an invitation or request is heard and God responds to man’s cry.

b. Man hears God’s word in his or her heart and – thus speaks (a rhema word or gift of faith).

THE DIVERSE MINISTRY OF ANGELS
1. Minister the Presence of God

A. Isa. 63:9 – “And the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity (compassion) he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.”

B. Rev. 18:1 – Illuminated earth with His glory.

C. Angels are said to have camped around Charles Finney’s meetings.

2. Deliver God’s Word or Message

A. Mt.1:20 – Sent to Joseph.

B. Mt. 2:13,19 – Warnings to take Jesus to Egypt.

C. Lk 1:19,26 – To Zacharias and then to Mary.

D. Mt. 28:1-7 – Resurrection proclamation.

3. Release Dreams, Revelation and Understanding

A. Dan. 8:15-19 – Understanding of end times imparted.

B. Dan. 9:23 – To gain understanding of the visions granted.

C. Rev. 1:1 – Revelation of Jesus Christ communicated by His angel. This is how the book of Revelation was received by John, the apostle on the Isle of Patmos.

4. Guidance and Direction Given

A. Acts 8:26 – Philip and Ethiopian eunuch.

B. Gen. 24:7,40 – Bride for Isaac.

C. Acts 27:23, 24, 29 – Message to Paul on ship.

5. Deliverance Brought Forth

A. Isaiah 37:36 – “Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand.”

B. II Kings 19:35 -185,000 of the enemy were struck dead.

C. The British Air Chief Marshall believed that angels drove planes of dead Royal Air Force pilots during the Battle of Britain during World War II and thus helped protect Britain from Nazi invasion.

6. Protection Granted

A. Matt. 18:10 – Guardians over children.

B. Psa. 91:11,12 – In charge over believers, bearing us up from danger.

C. Psa. 34:7 – Encamps “round about” surrounding and delivering those who fear God.

D. Corrie Ten Boom’s tells of incidents of angelic help while in Nazi’s concentration camp.

7. Death of the Saints

A. Psa. 116:15 – “Precious is the death of His godly ones.”

B. Psa. 23:4 – In “the valley of the shadow of death,
Thou art with me.”

C. Lk.16:22 – Lazarus carried away by the angels.

D. Jude 9 – Dispute over Moses’ body was made between the God’s angels and the powers of darkness.

8. Impart Strength

A. Matt. 4:11 – After a 40 day fast, the angels imparted strength to Jesus.

B. Luke 22:43 – Jesus in Gethsemane was once again strengthened supernaturally.

C. Dan. 10:16 – 18 – During a time of distress angels were used to impart God’s strength.

9. Releasing Healing

A. John. 5:4 – At the pool of Bethesda, an angel would stir the waters and healing would occur.

B. William Branham’s testimony – May 7, 1946 An angel appeared to him imparting gifts of healing. and the gift of the word of knowledge.

10. Praise and Worship

A. Luke 2:14 – At Jesus birth, angels proclaimed praise to God.

B. Rev. 5:11,12 – Ten thousand times ten thousand angels declaring “Worthy is the Lamb to receive…”

C. Gen. 32:1,2 – This speaks of a special occasion where there was an encampment of God’s angels.

D. Events throughout church history have been recorded where angelic praise is heard by man. Thus it was reported years ago with Ern Baxter at a camp meeting in England.

E. Mike Bickle of IHOP KC told of a time he heard angelic music when attending an early morning prayer meeting.

11. Engaged in Spiritual Warfare

A. Rev. 12:7 – Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels in the original War in Heaven.

B. Dan. 10:13 – Michael fought and prevailed against the fallen angelic principality over Persia in response to Daniel’s intercession.

C. Psa. 149:5-8 – The high praises of God are supernatural weapons of spiritual warfare to bind “their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron.” Could these “kings” and “nobles” be fallen angelic rulers (Greek: archon) as well as lesser human rulers they manipulate?

D. Rev. 20:1-3 – An angel has a chain in this account. Who binds the forces of darkness? All three: God, man and the angels.

12. Divine Watchers

A. Dan. 4:13,17 – Looking into the historical affairs of man.

B. Acts 12:20-23 – Looking, listening and responding.

C. I Tim. 5:21 – Have no partiality because…

13. Release God’s Judgments

A. Gen. 19:11 – Blindness was released.

B. II Ki. 19:3-5 – Assyrians struck.

C. Ex. 12:18-30 – Destroyer was sent out.

D. Acts 12:20-23 – Angel struck Herod and he died.

E. Rev. 16:17 – Trumpets and bowls are poured out by the angels releasing God’s judgment in the earth.

14. Reapers and Gatherers

A. Rev. 14:6 – Gospel to preach.

B. Rev. 14:14-19 – Uses to reap the end time harvest.

C. Mt. 13:39-42 – To gather the lawless.

D. Mt. 24:31 – Gather the elect unto the Lord.

CLOSING PRAYER

“Lord, send forth angels in our behalf. Raise up a hedge of protection around each one who reads this Bible Study. Release the angels that are guardians over Israel in this hour. Send forth your winds and fires for Jesus Christ sake! Amen and Amen!”

BLESSINGS TO YOU!

James W. Goll