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Call to the Prayer Warriors: In the Hearing of the Lord, Day 2 Prayer Thoughts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Looking at entering the eye of the storm, I discovered in my own life experience, as-well-as for those experiences of others found throughout scripture, that I entered calmer waters through trust and belief, calling God’s attention to His promises and to His honor (see Exodus 33:12-17).

When I cry out to God for His perspective on a situation and He begins to reveal it to me – most often through scripture – that is when I begin to enter the eye of the storm where He is and where I can see more clearly the things going on around me and discern the cause of the turmoil within me. In trusting Him and taking Him at His word to me every time I find myself exiting the eye and back in the winds of the storm, I more quickly return to where He is in the eye, remaining stable and fixed with Him as I call out His words to me in His hearing with faith to trust Him to complete it.

As you pray today over your situations and your response to them, consider the following, thinking on each area of adversity in your life and the lives of those you love. Are you entering the Eye of the Storm with Father in each area as you put Your trust in Him?

1 HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!

3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,

6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.

8 Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.

(Continue Reading: Psalm 91)

Continue reading on this thought – In the Hearing of the Lord ~ The Eye of Calm Waters, Pt. 1: http://darlenesponderings.com/2014/03/26/in-the-hearing-of-the-lord-the-eye-of-calm-waters-part-1/

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: In the Hearing of God

Monday, July 28, 2014

“NOW THE PEOPLE BECAME LIKE THOSE WHO COMPLAIN OF ADVERSITY IN THE HEARING OF THE LORD; and when the Lord heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. The people therefore cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the Lord and the fire died out. So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of the Lord burned among them” ~ Numbers 11:1-3, NASB.

Some time back I did a series on Darlene’s Ponderings titled “In the Hearing of the Lord.” Looking for something else in my past written posts and outlines, I ran across this series and felt it a good thought process for this week of praying together.

The introduction to the series reminds us that frequent complaining over adversity stirs up the winds of the storm, and can even put us in the midst of a God-driven Firestorm. As we begin this week to look at this thought process, prayerfully consider these thoughts today:

Are you in a season of adversity?

How are you coping with it?

Are you able to enter into the eye of the storm where peace and wise discernment reside?

How is your attitude toward the situation; toward those involved; toward God?

Pray today over the situations that are affecting your life and over your personal reactions and responses to it. Pray for God to prepare your heart to enter the place of rest where strength and assurance of God and His Presence reside. Pray to have a heart attitude that knows how to speak in the hearing of The Lord.

For more read: In the Hearing of The Lord ~ Series Introduction: http://darlenesponderings.com/2014/03/25/in-the-hearing-of-the-lord-series-introduction/

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Therefore – Adversity

Friday, July 25, 2014

“As for this house, which was exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’ And they will say, ‘Because they forsook the Lord, the God of their fathers who brought them from the land of Egypt, and they adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them; therefore He has brought all this adversity on them” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:21-22.

God does not forsake, we do. We walk away from Him BEFORE He lets us go or casts us to where we want to be. If we remain with Him, He remains with us. Whether we remain or leave, we will find Him faithful.

This passage is speaking to Israel, people; but it is also true of the USA. This is to the Jew, but it is also for the Gentile WALK-WITH-GODwho professes to follow Him. This is not just “them”, but “us” – you, me, those we love. Anytime we sense the Spirit nudge and we refuse to surrender and follow, we forsake the Lord as Lord in that instant, and “distance” begins to form an expanse between us, and adversity comes like a wedge.

Yesterday we prayed for self and others to return to the Lord. Please do so again today. Also pray for the Nation in which you reside and for Israel, that all nations who have given themselves to other gods, to worship and serve them, that they will see their folly and come to the One True God who can be God in their lives and situations. Pray for the lost in your midst.

One True God ~ Mark Harris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJtPKRMmttU&index=11&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9DeINw1_UsnMNkpV5_-oxlL

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Those Who Turn Away

Thursday, July 24, 2014

“But if you turn away and forsake My statutes and My commandments which I have set before you, and go and serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot you from My land which I have given you, and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight and I will make it a proverb and a byword among all peoples” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:19-20.

I know people who have turned away. I am sure you do as well. The ones I know, for the most part, are those who see the travesty of this life and decide there must be no true God, or that He does not care. The hardships of life push them away. Others I know fall away for the chase of other desires seen as more vital and accessible: the pursuit of wealth, prestige, desire. Still others fall away because of believing the lie of God’s enemy, who would draw us away to follow and serve him.

Continuing the theme that we are the house of God, the Temple of His Presence in our day, when we fall away from God and His presence with and in us is hindered, even seeming to be taken away from us, we suffer this fate. Do you feel uprooted, like you have no place to belong, no place where you fit? Do you feel God has left you and does not even realize you are there? Do you feel you have lost something vital of yourself, that you are not what you once were as a child of God? Look back to where this experience first began to come upon you. What sin, lie, deception, falsehood, or taskmaster did you fall to that put you in such a state? Seek the Father’s grace sufficient to restore your former glory. Do you know someone else in this condition? Pray for them today.

“Thus says the Lord, ‘If you return, then I will restore you— Before Me you will stand; And if you extract the precious from the worthless, You will become My spokesman’” ~ Jeremiah 15:19.

“‘You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. ~ I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile’” ~ Jeremiah 29:13-14.

I Want you with ME! ~ Julie Meyers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=113H_ySsBYg&index=3&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AfidNKH4ify2vg0Z5t-SSj

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Established!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“As for you, if you walk before Me as your father David walked, even to do according to all that I have commanded you, and will keep My statutes and My ordinances, then I will establish your royal throne as I covenanted with your father David, saying, ‘You shall not lack a man to be ruler in Israel’” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:17-18.

Beloved, as God promised to establish the authority and security of the position of the kings of old who humble themselves, being surrendered and filled and set apart through obedience to His will and way, so does our establishment come to us today. Yes, we are saved for all eternity by His grace given in response to our expressed and sincere faith, made righteous in His eyes through Jesus, the seed of righteousness; but our establishment in this life, our sense of security, our assurance of Kingdom crown is found in our surrender to Him through the practice of our righteousness on a day by day, breath by breath basis.

The times I stumble and wobble in this life are the times when I fail to bow to His will and way with whole heart. How about you? Are you feeling wobbly today, insecure, unsure? Seek the Father to reveal where you are failing to humble self, bow to His authority, and give self fully to the keeping of His statutes and ordinances.

You are holy, holy, holy! I want to be holy like You are. …I am wholly, wholly, wholly YOURS! ~ David Crowder Band: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLxC_tYhFxs&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9D5uO8HPNrboor4Oa8LaJdA&index=5

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Chosen and Consecrated

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

“Then the Lord appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, ‘I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. For now I have chosen and consecrated this house that My name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will be there perpetually’” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:12-16.

Why is it so vital for God’s people to humble themselves before Father that He would discipline us so severely when we fail to do so? I believe it is because we are chosen and consecrated by Him for the purpose of His Name being in us perpetually.

God’s names given us throughout scripture speak of His character, His nature. His name in us is His character / nature made part of us and poured out in the earth that all may see and know Him. As people who are filled with His essence to be in His likeness and called by His name, we destroy His reputation in the earth when we fall from humility and fail to surrender all to Him.

Is there an area in your life today that is failing to humble self to His will and way, beloved?

Will you go Deeper Still? ~ Ronnie Freeman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szhVMraVdPQ&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AfidNKH4ify2vg0Z5t-SSj&index=8

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Fill the House!

Monday, July 21, 2014

“Now when Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the house. The priests could not enter into the house of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house. All the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the Lord upon the house, bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the Lord, saying, “Truly He is good, truly His lovingkindness is everlasting” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:1-3.

“And the GLORY of the LORD FILLED THE HOUSE”, of which we are. Have you experienced times in seeking the Lord when the glory came down and filled you so full, you thought you would burst open for sure? Beloved, in these days, as we see all the ungodliness in this world, it is vital that we, too, cry out to God regularly, drawing near to Him so His glory fills us, for when His glory fills us, there is no room for fleshly, worldly evils to enter. We will not make it in this life without His Presence, sure and pure and overpowering.

We need Him to overcome our natural impulses so that we can walk by faith and not by sight. We need Him to empower our responses so that we may be His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in the situations of this life. It is vital that we draw so near to Him, so that He responds by drawing near to us, filling us to the full with the power of His glorious might. It is vital, in this day, that we are so filled with the Presence of God that those seeing fall down in faith before Him and draw near to be filled too.

Promises:

“He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, ‘GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.’ Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and HE WILL exalt you” ~ James 4:6-10.

“Since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water” ~ Hebrews 10:21-22.

“’You will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] AND FIND ME when you search for Me with all your heart” ~ Jeremiah 29:13, AMP.

Devine Romance ~ Phil Wickham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlsIwmtb0U8&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AfidNKH4ify2vg0Z5t-SSj&index=9

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Earnest Expectations

Friday, July 18, 2014

“Now, O my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place. Now therefore arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might; let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation and let Your godly ones rejoice in what is good. O Lord God, do not turn away the face of Your anointed; remember Your lovingkindness to Your servant David” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:40-42.

Pray today:

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.' ~ John 20:22.

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.’ ~ John 20:22.

Expect God to hear you ~ “…let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place…”

God’s presence and covenant are in His temple, which we are. Expect His Presence and trust His covenant to be rested in you with power ~ “…arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might….”

His salvation and proof of His reality is upon you as a cloak ~ “…let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation….”

As the godly, rejoice in good ~ “…let Your godly ones rejoice in what is good….”

Seek and expect His faithful companionship ~ “…do not turn away the face of Your anointed….”

As you surrender self and situations to Him today, trust God’s ceaseless mercy and His lovingkindness and compassion that fails not, each made new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23) ~ “…remember Your lovingkindness to Your servant….”

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Set the Captive Free

Thursday, July 17, 2014

“When they (Your people) sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that they take them away captive to a land far off or near, if they take thought in the land where they are taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, ‘We have sinned, we have committed iniquity and have acted wickedly’; if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been taken captive, and pray toward their land which You have given to their fathers and the city which You have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Your name, then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive Your people who have sinned against You” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:36-39.

Before we go on to apply this passage on a personal level, pray for the people of Israel throughout the world today. We are told to pray for them, for they are strategic to God’s end time plans. We look to the nation of Israel, still the people of God’s heart, who will be used of Him as a sign of His soon return. They are still His people, though grafted out for a time because of Christ, and they will return to Him in due season. Pray for these to realize their Messiah and to be ready for their role in the end of days. Pray for the Christian Jew who has realized their Messiah to reach out to their Jewish brethren with love and truth. You might even look back through the passages we have prayed in this 1 Chronicles 6 passage and pray each focal thought specifically for the people of Israel.

Now for our nations, specifically the USA: We have been a mighty force in the earth, often used of God to fight for right. We have been, and for some, still are seen as the greatest of nations. I don’t know if you have noticed—though I am sure you have—that God is bringing us down to size. We have lost much ground as a leading nation and are in a greatly weakened state, not only because of the bad choices of leaders in the nation, but because of the obvious hand of God against us in all the ways previously covered in our passage of study; and I believe it is because of the sin of the people of the land.

Yes, God promises to hear the prayers and move at the call of His righteous lot, and we should be on our faces before Him, repenting of personal and corporate sin, and seeking His hand for our days. But we are being outnumbered and overrun as a nation as more and more people turn from God to other gods or no god at all. When does the enormity of that shut the ears of God to a nation of people?

God does not ever leave His own. He hears us when we call, and I still sense strongly that the hardship coming to this nation and world will be felt much less severely by those who are His faithful lot. He will provide for us to weather the storms ahead of us. But as a nation there will be difficult days ahead as we become part of the one world government that the enemy of God is bringing about as he rises up against God’s people (both Jew and Christian), setting his course to destroy the people of God everywhere, especially Israel. The question we must ask ourselves and set before God today is, are we, each individual of us, truly of His righteous lot; standing with and for Him in all our ways, with hope in Him for all our days, now and in eternity?

Do business with Father today, beloved. Do you know Him? Are you living for Him? Have you fully and eternally surrendered to Him in the name and through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus the Messiah? If you need help with this, beloved, contact me here, or contact someone you know to be a follower of Father God through Jesus, the Christ.

For more detail on the way of saving grace, read “God Planed Two Trees In the Earth”: http://darlenesponderings.com/2011/03/30/god-planted-two-trees/

Sound shofar every day that God leads you to do so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t38UINaExeQ&list=PLTgpTgKDYWUKLo8IZe-fo1SSUsfaGQmIN

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Call to the Prayer Warriors: Enforcer of the Law

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“When Your people go out to battle against their enemies, by whatever way You shall send them, and they pray to You toward this city which You have chosen and the house which I have built for Your name, then hear from heaven their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause” ~ 2 Chronicles 6:34-35.

warriorToday pray for law enforcement: from the armed forces throughout the world who fight and lay down a watch to protect the interests of the nation, to police, policing agencies, legal aides and judicial officials, law makers and law keepers at every level – which includes you and me as law keepers. Every branch of service in which our laws and our rights are protected as a nation and as a people, all who are stationed with charge for our protection, pray for these today. Pray they will spread their hands to God first, surrendering with allegiance to Him and His priorities above all. Pray for those of us who are keepers of the law to be faithful to do our part to help these who are in positions of charge as law enforcement. Pray we will remember that it is God who establishes governments for His purposes in rewarding good and bringing down evil and those nations whose leaders have hearts stayed on and led by Him are BLESSed indeed. Pray we will each do our part to vote into office people who spread hands to God in surrender as first priority in their serving.

God of this city (or nation if you will) ~ Bluetree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgGjUi0tOTc&list=PLfiEjLIYhJ9AXxefQ2N-sMAyXmy2tbAeD&index=14