Jerre led in worship…
Pastor Ray shared…
I read this quote by Pastor Bill Johnson. "Worship, or worshipers, are in a place to call nations into their purpose and into their God-given destiny." He said there is so much more to worshiping the Lord. Pastor Johnson gave four scriptures about worship and the nations from Psalms.
Psalm 22:27, "All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You." (NKJV)
The second one is Psalm 67:4, "O let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples fairly and guide, lead, or drive the nations upon earth. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! (Amp.)
Psalm 72:17, "His name shall endure forever; His name shall continue as long as the sun [indeed, His name continues before the sun]. And men shall be blessed and bless themselves by Him; all nations shall call Him blessed!" (Amp.)
Psalm 86:9, "All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord; and they shall glorify Your name." (Amp.)
Psalm 117, "O praise the Lord, all you nations! Praise Him, all you people! 2 For His mercy and loving-kindness are great toward us, and the truth and faithfulness of the Lord endure forever. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!). (Amp.)
We're to worship Him, but it's more than that. In these scriptures, it talks about the nations worshiping the Lord. As we worship Him, change will take place in our nation and the nations across the earth.
Jerre shared…
I don't think we use the weapon of worship enough. We have a mindset about worship that it's just singing or it's just a way to focus on the Lord. That is good but worship can also be used in battle. "Incense upon a flame that no enemy can tame." Remember that old song?
One of the words for worship means "temple sweeper." I have had my "temple swept" a lot when I sowed to the Lord in worship. He comes and sweeps my temple clean. To declare the greatness of God is creative power out of our mouths. I believe that's why the nations get changed. When we declare in worship who God is, it creates a big atmosphere. It's not just a song. Worship is a weapon in our mouths. It's a glory to God. When we worship in spirit and in truth, that's when God smiles on us and makes His face to shine on us.
Group continues to worship…
Jerre continued…
What we're creating now is a river. The Bible talks about eternal praise. When we praise Him like this, speaking out who He is, it is eternal. That means it never ends. It doesn't die. It's out there creating. I believe this song kills greed.
♪ Lord, You are more precious than silver… Lord, You are more costly than gold… Lord, You are more beautiful than diamonds… and nothing that I desire compares to You… ♪
Erika shared and prayed…
Early this morning, I saw myself in a dream or vision and another person was standing next to me. We were looking down, into a foundation that was crumbling and rotten. We talked about it. It was disturbing. You can talk about things and not have the words to really express how you feel. But inside it was disturbing. This crumbling, rotten place, which was to be a foundation for a structure that was sitting on top of it. When you build something, you're supposed to start at the bottom with a good foundation. But the structure was already built and the foundation was rotten. That was a problem.
Then the Lord led me to go to 1st Corinthians 12 in the Wiest translation. It starts out, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not desire you to be ignorant." One translation says, "Now concerning spirituals… things pertaining to and of the spirit." And everything that's happened this morning concerns spirituals. I had a conversation with somebody a couple days ago about some spirituals. We were talking about things that had been imparted and given to the Church. I'm talking about a belief system. McMillian in The Authority of the Believer said "a belief system is not just that which you think but it translates into that which you are." If you believe it's believing, doing, living that which you believe. We're looking for this again in the church, that we come back to foundational truths. We're not just talking about our segment of the body of Christ. We're talking about the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. The whole church.
"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works."
I want you to understand that there is diversity here by the Spirit. We're all part of one body, but there is diversity and keeping that in mind, it's for the profit of all. So we're talking about increase in the body of Christ. Influence in the earth. What we're placed here for.
Prayed…
Father, we're not ignorant of the gifts we've been given by the spirit
The gifts are to profit all
It's not about us but it's for the profit of all
Foundation truths, Father, that we can be built upon
That we are stable so when the winds blow, the church is solid
Our belief system is based on You
You have manifestations and functions of the Spirit in every denomination
We join together to agree for the increase in the church
We're seeking You for change
Erika continued… "…for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills."

Pastor Ray interjected…
While you were speaking, this paper fell out of my Bible. It had written on it a note saying, "Give yourself to the gifts that God gives you." The Lord caused me to see it differently. He added to it. "If you will give yourself to the gifts that God gives to you, the foundation will be restored." That's how I saw it. It's not written that way, but He added more onto it. All of the different supplies, the gifts, the things that individually we've been given by God almighty, we're responsible to give them out, to let the river of life flow out of us. It'll work on behalf of Him and bring restoration to the foundation that's been cracked up. There's been division in the foundation of the very body of Christ. But that shall be restored when the body of Christ stays alert and declares what the body is to declare under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. I just saw it like a foundation restored, like fresh cement. Totally new and restored because of the gifts in the body.
Prayed…
Thank You, Father, that we're working on that foundation
We thank You that there is a greater obedience in the church to esteem what You've given to us
To dispense Your love to the lost
We receive and acknowledge the gifts and abilities in our members for the profit of all
You've given us everything we need to be more than conquerors
We receive that revelation of that ability to walk in the light of it
Freely we have received so freely we give that which we received
You do much more abundantly above and beyond
This nation was founded for Your glory