Jerre shared and then led in worship…
I was cleaning out my closet and found the old music archives of the church. As I was looking through the songs, I realized they all came from a place of having an encounter with God. There was a strong anointing on them. I found this one. It meant so much to me. Sometimes the devil has your earthly father under his thumb. Know what I mean? But when you know that you have a heavenly Father that is perfect in love and action, it stabilizes you knowing that it wasn't my dad that was the problem, it was the devil. This song about the Father was precious to me at that time in my life.
Maybe there's someone in here that needs to have what I would call "sweet release" from things in the past. When I sang this song, I had a vision afterward. During that time when I was struggling, I said to the Lord, "The devil stole so much time with my dad. He stole it from me." So I was singing this song and then I saw Jesus and my dad up in heaven. I saw them up in heaven together smiling like, everything is forgiven, everything is okay. Annie and Phil knew him from AA and they prayed with him to receive Jesus. It was a glorious, divine connection. Anyway, Jesus set me free with that vision and I was released. This is the song that helped me. Maybe there is someone in here that it would help too.
♪ Father, I can call You Father for I am Your child… Today, tomorrow, and always. Father, how I love You, Father… I will see Your grace today, tomorrow and always… For You're my Father… Father, Father, Father to me… Oh my Father, my perfect Father, Father to me… ♪
Prayed…
Father, we know by Your Word that it's not that we love You but it's that You first loved us. I love that, Lord. And I love that You sent us the Holy Spirit to minister to hearts and set the captives free. So that kind of love, Father, causes us to delight to do Your will. We love You, Lord. We come to seek Your face. When we seek Your face, Father, You show us the direction to go so our prayers would be powerful. That our prayers would change things, tear down strongholds. That the kingdom of God would be exalted. Your kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. So we come and will continue to come, Father, because Your goodness draws us to You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Jerre shared…
The Holy Spirit just said to me, "I have perfected your father in heaven." Hallelujah!
Pastor Ray shared…
Treena Hankins sang this: ♪ God is on my side, for the blood has been applied. Every need shall be supplied and nothing shall be denied. So I enter into rest. And I know that I'm blessed. I've passed the test. And I will get God's best. ♪
I have a couple quotes from people. Grace Roos said, "The blood of Jesus purges me of every defilement of the enemy, the blood of Jesus keeps and guards my mind day and night. The blood of Jesus prevents deception and aborts every attempt of the enemy to deceive me. The blood of Jesus is my divine covering, protection against all the fiery darts of the evil one. Yeah, the blood of Jesus is alive, so full of life and grace. It perfects that which concerns me, reconciling everything in me to the perfect will of God every day and in every way.
Hallelujah.
Andrew Murray said, "He who once gave His blood for us will surely every moment impart its effectiveness. Trust Him to do this. Trust Him to open your eyes and to give you a deeper spiritual insight. Trust Him to teach you to think about the blood as God thinks about it. Trust Him to impart to you and to make effective in you all that He enables you to see."
The book of Revelation 12:11 talks about how they overcame by the blood and the word of their testimony. Pastor Al Keller went home to be with the Lord maybe five or six years ago. I had the privilege for years to meet with him and we'd lift up the Word. He was dealing with an attack on his body throughout those years. He'd go into the hospital and they'd put him in hospice and then he'd come back out. He did that maybe three times. He was in hospice and he'd get out. Most people don't ever get out. But he did. But he'd always say about this scripture, "You don't just overcome because you listen to somebody testify. Testifying is great and it helps us and it lifts us and we can know, if You did it for them, You'll do it for me. But the bottom line is, we overcome because of the blood of Jesus. That's the key. He'd always turn it back to that.
I testify right now I have overcome by the blood of Jesus Christ! I believe that's how he was able to live on and on and in and out of hospice. Until he finally decided, "That's it. I'm out of here." He called a nurse into his hospital room in the middle of the night and told her he was finished. He was going to "exit." And that's what he did. But I'm so thankful for the Father that would send His only Son to the cross for each one of us knowing our past maybe wasn't so great but by the blood of Jesus, our future is more than great.
Prayed…
He's turning things around… using His angelic force to impact the nation
Causing people to come to the polls that wouldn't come to the polls
He's telling them to vote… stirred up by His spirit
We're not giving up on this nation… it's called for a purpose
To get the gospel out into the world
This nation shall be saved from coast to coast, from the north to the south
We're having a move of God in this nation and it begins now!
We're having a fresh start… back to those things that are good
Things of the past what was good… a glimmer of what we'll have
We're exiting this place on a high note… we're bringing as many people with us
Pastor Ray interjected: I just heard this in my spirit. Because you've prayed in tongues concerning the election so much, many other things have been changed other than the election. You don't always know the things that you've been praying about. Many things you've lifted and prayed out and they have begun to shape up and turn My way, saith the Lord.