Annie led in worship…
Pastor Ray shared…
Someone sent me a copy of a prophecy that Kenneth Copeland gave September 30, not that long ago. It's about 2017. It's called "a year of fabulous outpourings from Heaven." I wanted to read it this morning.
2017: Year of Fabulous Outpourings From Heaven
Prophecy delivered by Kenneth Copeland
September 30, 2016
Kenneth Copeland Ministries

"This coming year. This coming year. This coming year is not going to be anything like anybody has thought up to now. This is a 'year of fabulous outpourings from heaven.' Notable miracles… at the hands of not only ministers in the five-fold ministry, but just among the people. Believers will lay hands on the sick and notable miracles will be done. But watch the children.
Watch for the children coming forth with miracle-working power manifest around them. And they are just children. And they will be just children. And I'm not talking about 15 to 20 year olds. Of course, they're involved. But," saith the Lord, "watch the little ones. A child shall lead them. Many things are going to be happening in the kingdom of God in 2017. And it won't be anything like you thought. It'll be grander and greater—an outpouring such as has never been seen before," said the Spirit of Grace. [end]
Can we receive that? Amen. I love that part about the children. Little ones doing ministry. As we draw near to the elections which are like 21 days away. I want to read highlights in Hebrews 11, because it's about faith and for sure when we're praying, it's from a place of faith.
"The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. 3 By faith, we see the world called into existence by God's word, what we see created by what we don't see. 4 By an act of faith, Abel brought a better sacrifice to God than Cain. … By an act of faith, Enoch skipped death completely. "They looked all over and couldn't find him because God had taken him." … By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. … By an act of faith, Abraham said yes to God's call to travel to an unknown place that would become his home."
Abraham had no idea where he was even going. He just said yes to the Lord.
"By faith, barren Sarah was able to become pregnant, old woman as she was at the time, because she believed the One who made a promise would do what he said."… By an act of faith, Isaac reached into the future as he blessed Jacob and Esau. … By an act of faith, Moses' parents hid him away for three months after his birth. They saw the child's beauty, and they braved the king's decree. … By an act of faith, Israel walked through the Red Sea on dry ground. The Egyptians tried it and drowned. … By faith, the Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho for seven days, and the walls fell flat. … I could go on and on, but I've run out of time. There are so many more—Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, the prophets. . . . Through acts of faith, they toppled kingdoms, made justice work, took the promises for themselves. They were protected from lions, fires, and sword thrusts, turned disadvantage to advantage, won battles, routed alien armies. Women received their loved ones back from the dead. There were those who, under torture, refused to give in and go free, preferring something better: resurrection. Others braved abuse and whips, and, yes, chains and dungeons. We have stories of those who were stoned, sawed in two, murdered in cold blood; stories of vagrants wandering the earth in animal skins, homeless, friendless, powerless—the world didn't deserve them!—making their way as best they could on the cruel edges of the world. Not one of these people, even though their lives of faith were exemplary, got their hands on what was promised. God had a better plan for us: that their faith and our faith would come together to make one completed whole, their lives of faith not complete apart from ours."
I wanted to read that to encourage us this morning that no matter how big, no matter what the situation is and if we're talking about the elections, we can think what we could in the natural think, what can we do in the chapel? A lot! And we have been, but by faith when you read that list, all these men, women, they did things in faith believing what they were doing was right. It was what God had called them to do. And like that scripture says, most of them at the time that they were still on this earth didn't see what they had believed God for but it's come to pass because of their acts of faith. And we're connected with it. So the things that need to take place now by faith they're coming to pass. It's time. And we read that little prophecy that as we move toward the end of 2016, then into 2017, it'll be a year of fabulous outpourings from heaven. Fabulous outpourings. I like that.
Prayed…
Thank You for Your presence, Holy Spirit, and for Your ministry
We're thankful for Your Word
We've been given the authority to carry it all out… not in our strength but in the strength from heaven
We roll out the red carpet for You
Annie led in worship…
Pastor Ray shared…
In my spirit for the last few days, I keep seeing water and then something not like a stone thrown from the side where it would kind of bounce and cause ripples but a stone from above, a rock, dropping into the water and the water where it would hit and splash up. Then the ripples go out in every direction. They keep moving out and out and out.
On Sunday morning, getting ready for church, I looked out a window. There's a pond and maybe 9 houses around it. Usually there's a lot of activity in there. It's either geese, ducks, whatever. It's never totally just so calm, but it was like glass. And it reflected the sky. It was blue. Sun was out. The trees were beautiful. There was not one movement in that water. It was a mirror, reflecting the beauty around it and the sky above. I was thinking about if something from above just fell into that, it would cause an effect all the way out around the pond to each house. Ripples. If you think about it in the ocean where huge bodies of water, eventually there are boats and ships that sometimes they're lost or sometimes there are accidents, eventually they usually wash up somewhere on the shore. Cuz there is a continual action. That's what I'm seeing that for the church here, all of the hours and hours and hours over the year of prayer that have gone out, because of the vision that the Holy Spirit gave to our pastors Mac and Lynne. And how the church began out of a prayer meeting. It moved out of a meeting of prayer and then began as a church with 11 people. How the effect, because of the decision for prayer to lift up our voices back then, all of the things that the ripple effects that those prayers have had, not just upon us but as we go forth, it goes further and further and further. Out over the earth.
Prayed…
I just thank You for Your bigness… there are no limits holding our prayers back
By faith, we declare what the Word says
It shall come to pass
Like the people in Hebrews, maybe everything we won't see or know until we get home to our heavenly place
By faith, we know the effects are continually moving, bringing change
Word came forth…
If you'll just trust Me, know that I'm leading you. If you just trust in Me. Take the steps, yield to My ways, give all of your heart to Me. And now I'll show you as I said in My Word the things that I will do. Trust in My ways. Especially in these days. Trust Me. Trust in My ways. Yield more in these days. I am, I will, and I shall continue to direct your path. You'll see things clearly in your spirit if you tune in carefully to Me. You'll see pictures. You'll see My plans. You'll see My hands. You'll know My presence. And My strength goes with you. The things that I showed you are part of the direction or the equipment that I'm bringing to you, that you might fulfill individually but corporately together with the body, fulfill what I'm calling My body to in the hours that you're living in here in these days of 2016.
Miracles. That just came up in my heart. Miraculous happenings. Events. Pictures of how it is. I just keep getting something about that spirit of seeing… seeing it in your heart… seeing it in your minds too. And lining it up with your tongue and declaring it to be so.
Thank You, Lord.
For My Word has never stopped functioning the way I said it would. My Word has never missed its mark and didn't do what I said it would do. For all of My Word written on the pages of your heart, hold fast. Stay strong. Contend for what I've told you and shown you. And it shall, it will, come to pass.
Group prayed in the spirit…
Over into the new
We cover that and pray over it
We plead the blood of Jesus over all the new things
Steps… revelation… understanding… equipping…
Assignments too
The way… the right way
Bringing it… bringing it
Praying around it, the will and plan of God
Every page, every chapter, every detail, every revelation, all the assignments
The blood is over the assignments in Jesus' name
And the vision too to carry it out and go all the way through