∙ SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC WE HAVE PRAYED A LOT AS CHILDREN OF GOD
∙ WE HAVE PRAYED ALL MANNER OF PRAYERS AND SUPPLICATIONS WITH THANKSGIVING
∙ AS WE CONCLUDED OUR TEN DAYS OF STANDING DAILY ON THE ALTAR TO THANK THE LORD AS HE REQUESTED THE LORD SPOKE SOME POWERFUL WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO MY HEART
∙ AS I WAS DRIVING HOME ON MY WAY FROM THAT LAST SERVICE ON FRIDAY NIGHT, THE LORD SPOKE AND SAID :
∙ ”DO YOU KNOW THAT PAUL AND SILAS WERE STILL IN JAIL WHEN THEY PRAYED AND PRAISED GOD SO LOUD FOR ALL TO HEA?”
∙ THEY WERE STILL IN TROUBLE YET THEY JOYFULLY THANKED THE LORD AND SANG TO HIM
∙ IT WAS NOT A RELIGIOUS PERFORMANCE TO BRIBE GOD,IT WAS AN ACT OF LOVE FOR HIM
∙ HE ALSO SAID “ DO YOU KNOW THAT LAZARUS WAS STILL IN THE GRAVE AND HAD BEEN DEAD FOR 4 DAYS WHEN I STARTED PROPHESYING THAT HE WOULD LIVE AGAIN?”
∙ THE LORD SAID ,MARTHA HIS SISTER DID NOT BELIEVE ME BECAUSE ACCORDING TO HER HE HAD BEEN DEAD FOR FOUR DAYS AND WAS NOW STINCKING
∙ AND MARY THOUGHT THAT THAT THE MIRACLE COULD HAVE HAPPENED IF I HAD COME ON TIME
∙ NOBODY BELIEVED THAT LAZARUS COULD BE RAISED AGAIN YET I RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD
∙ THE LORD CONTINUED TO SPEAK INTO MY HEART “ EVEN WHEN I ASKED EZEKIEL IF THE DRY BONES COULD LEAVE AGAIN ,HE COULD NOT GIVE ME A SURE ANSWER,BECAUSE THE SKELETONS WERE VERY DRY AND SCATERRED ALL OVER THE PLACE
∙ AND WHEN I TOLD EZEKIEL TO PROPHESY TO THE DRY BONES,HE SIMPLY PROPHESIED OUT OF OBEDIENCE TO MY VOICE
∙ I BELIEVE THE LORD IS TELLING ME ALL THESE TO ENCOURAGE ME AND INCREASE MY FAITH IN THE ACT OF CALLING FORTH THOSE THINGS THAT BE NOT AS IF THEY WERE,
∙ HE WANTS ME TO CONTINUE TO PROPHESY AND SPEAK AGAINST COVID AS THE SPIRIT OF GOD PROMPTS ME:
∙ The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
∙ 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
∙ 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
∙ 4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
∙ 5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
∙ 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
∙ 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
∙ 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
∙ 9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
∙ 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
∙ 11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
∙ 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
∙ 13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
∙ 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.
∙ THEREFORE THUS SAITH THE LORD IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE COVID -19 IS NOT HERE TO STAY IT SHALL ALSO DISPPEAR IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
∙ WE PROPHESY BY FAITH
∙ ROMANS 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
∙ HEBREWS 11:1-22
∙ ¶ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
∙ 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
∙ 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
∙ 4 ¶ By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
∙ 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
∙ 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
∙ 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
∙ 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
∙ 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
∙ 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
∙ 11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
∙ 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
∙ 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
∙ 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
∙ 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
∙ 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
∙ 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
∙ 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
∙ 19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
∙ 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
∙ 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
∙ 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
∙ THIS IS THE TIME FOR US ALL TO SIT DOWN AND EXAMINE WHAT KIND OF FAITH AND RELATIONSHIP WE ALL HAVE WITH GOD THE FATHER
∙ HOW COULD PAUL AND SILAS HAVE DECIDED TO PRAY AND SING SO CONFIDENTLY TO GOD IN THEIR SITUATION?
∙ HOW COULD JESUS SPEAK SO BEAUTIFULLY AND CONFIDENTLY ABOUT THE FATHER WHO TOLD HIM TO GO DIE FOR THE SINS OF MANKIND ON THE CROSS?
∙ HE HAD TO TRAVEL TO HELL AND STAY THERE FOR THREE DAYS BELIEVING THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WOULD RAISE YOU UP AGAIN FROM THE DEAD?
∙ HOW COULD ISAAC WHO WAS STRONGER THAN HIS VERY OLD FATHER HAVE WATCHED HIMSELF BEING TIED UP LIKE A GOAT TO BE SLAIN?
∙ ABRAHAM,NOAH ,MOSES,ABEL AND ENOCH ALL SERVED GOD BY FAITH AND PLEASED HIM
∙ ENOCH WAS RAPTURED,INSPITE OF THE TERRIBLE GENERATION IN WHICH HE LIVED
∙ WHAT IS THE SECRET OF ALL THESE PEOPLE?
∙ IT IS SIMPLY THAT THEY TOOK TIME TO SEEK GOD THE FATHER AND TO DEVELOP A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP OF ABSOLUTE WORSHIP AND SURRENDER TO HIM
∙ YOU MAY BE A PASTOR OR AN EVANGELIST OR A BISHOP OR AN APOSTLE
∙ YOU MAY BE SINGING IN THE CHOIR AND BE GIVING A LOT OF MONEY TO THE WORK OF GOD
∙ YOU MAY BE VERY PRAYERFUL AND YOU MAY WORK MIRACLES AND RECEIVE MIRACLES
∙ YOU MAY HAVE YOUR PRAYERS ANSWERED AND MAY THINK YOU ARE VERY BLESSED
∙ ALL THAT MAY JUST BE RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES IF YOUR SINS HAVE NOT BEEN WASHED AWAY FROM YOUR HEART BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST .
∙ THE ONLY THING THAT WILL HELP YOU DEVELOP THIS KIND OF WRECKLESS FAITH IN GOD AND ABSOLUTE SURRENDER TO HIS WILL IS TRUE SALVATION
∙ IF CHRIST IS NOT REALLY IN YOU AS YOUR ANCHOR YOU WILL DO ALL THE RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES OF FASTING, PRAYING,GIVING TO GOD AND GIVING TO THE POOR
∙ SERVING THE LORD ZEALOUSLY AND STILL FIDGET AND WORRY IN TIMES LIKE THIS
∙ AND YOU WILL NOT GET HOLD OF THE PEACE OF GOD THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING
∙ IT IS THEREFORE NOT SURPRISING AT ALL THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS KEPT US PRAYING THE LORD’S PRAYER SINCE MARCH
∙ HE WANTS TO DRAW US CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE HEART OF GOD THE FATHER
∙ THIS IS THE TIME TO MEDITATE ON THE LORD’S PRAYER AND PRAY IT VERSE BY VERSE INTO YOUR LIFE IN TONGUES
∙ AS YOU PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER,HUMBLY TAKE ALL YOUR SINS TO GOD THE FATHER AND KEEP ASKING THAT HIS WILL BE DONE IN YOUR LIFE
∙ NOT YOUR OWN WILL ,NOT YOUR OWN AGENDA BUT HID PERFECT WILL
∙ YOUR OWN WILL,PLAN OR AGENDA MAY LOOK PERFECT BUT IT WILL NOT GIVE YOU THE PEACE AND THE ASSUARANCE OF SALVATION THAT YOU NEED AT THIS TIME
∙ HAVING YOUR OWN WAY WILL HINDER YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND JEOPARDIZE THE SECURITY AND SAFETY THAT YOU NEED AT THIS TIME
∙ LET THE HOLY SPIRIT CONVICT YOU OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND CORRECT IN YOUR LIFE
∙ ASK HIM TO HELP YOU SURRENDER TO GOD’S WILL AT THIS TIME
∙ ANOTHER THING TO DO AT THIS TIME IS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE SOWING THE SEED OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND MERCY
∙ A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED SALVATION,SOW A SEED OF PRAYERS FOR THE SALVATION OF SOULS
∙ A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED DELIVERANCE,SOW A SEED OF PRAYERS FOR THE DELIVERANCE OF THEIR SOULS
∙ A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED HEALING SOW A SEED OF PRAYERS FOR THE HEALING OF THEIR SOULS AND BODIES
∙ A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED FOOD,MONEY,OR JUST A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT ,SOW A SEED OF KINDNESS AND GIVE AND HELP WHERE YOU CAN
∙ YOU WILL SURELY REAP FROM GOD WHATEVER YOU SOW INTO PEOPLE’S LIVES
∙ GOD’S HEART IS FOR HELPING OTHERS, YOU WILL BE DRAWN CLOSER TO GOD AND DEVELOP FAITH AND TRUST IN HIM AS YOU REACH OUT TO OTHERS IN NEED
∙ GOD IS LOVE .THEREFORE THE MORE YOU DO THESE THINGS THE MORE YOU WILL GROW IN FAITH AND IN LOVE
∙ ALL THESE SEEDS MUST BE SOWN CONTINUOUSLY NOT JUST ONCE IN A WHILE
∙ PSALM 126 :5-6
∙ They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
∙ 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
∙ THE PROBLEM IS THAT THERE IS ALWAYS A CHOICE TO BE MADE.
∙ IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY TO CHOOSE TO FULLY SERVE GOD AND FULLY SURRENDER TO HIS WILL,BUT IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO PEACE ,SAFETY AND BLESSINGS