September 2, 2014

Note: I am concerned about the threat of terrorism around the world. I am praying for the US by name because I live there.–JW

Psalm 93:1a (NIV)
The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength.

You are indeed robed in majesty, Lord God. You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.
O Lamb of God, You are worthy, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise! May our voices be joined with the voices of the cloud of witnesses and the hosts of heaven, saying, Worthy is the Lamb.
We claim the Blood of the Lamb over the spiritual gates in the atmosphere over the United States of America, the spiritual gates over American interests abroad, and ____. The Blood of the Lamb says to the angel of death, You must pass over.
In the name of Jesus, we bind and rebuke all terrorist destruction from our gates. We bind up all terrorism demonic communication at our gates. Father, send forth Your angels in power and strength to defeat the plans of any demonic entities, to dismantle any demonic devices, and to stop any terrorists in our land.
We magnify the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We laud His holy name. May the atmosphere over the United States of America be filled with praise and adulation. Holy is the Lord. Holy is the Lord God of hosts. Holy is His name. Amen.


September 1, 2014

Psalm 45:3-7a (ESV)
Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one,
in your splendor and majesty!
In your majesty ride out victoriously
for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!
Your arrows are sharp
in the heart of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.

Jesus, You are the King of kings and Lord of lords. Ride out! Ride out for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness and strike the heart of terrorism. Guard and protect _______, we pray. Amen.

Small things

September 1, 2014

2 Corinthians 5:9 (ESV)
So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.

Father, please forgive me for disdaining the small things that You have asked me to do. Amen.
Zechariah 4:10

Labor Day

September 1, 2014

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Daniel 12:3 ESV

O Father,
We thank You for Christians in the marketplace. We thank You for their light in small businesses and large corporations, in small towns and in metropolitan areas, and on the move, in transportation. How beautiful it must look to see these moving points of light from heaven above!
We lift up those persons in the business sector who praise Your name. May they seek Your guidance in all their decisions, follow Your instructions carefully, and give You the glory. Show them when to move and when to wait. Go before them, we pray.
Oh, for the USA to have so many points of light, it looks like a glittering diamond! Amen.
2 Samuel 5:17-25

Holy Ghost movie

August 31, 2014

I haven’t seen this film, but it has been recommended by a friend who has. It is available free online September 6. You need a Bethel.TV account, the basic option of which is also free.–JW


August 31, 2014

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)
      Holy Spirit, please help us enter into this life of self-sacrifice.

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)
      Jesus, please transform our minds and our ways of thinking so that we may give evidence of our Father’s perfect will for us.

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. (Romans 12:6-8 )
      Father, please help us use the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit to build up the whole body of Christ. Thank you.

WORD: Keep looking to me for direction.

Daily Lectionary
Sunday: 148, 149, 150 * 114, 115; Job 11:1-9,13-20: Rev. 5:1-14: Matt. 5:1-12
Monday: 25 * 9, 15; Job 12:1-6,13-25: Acts 11:19-30: John 8:21-32
Holy Communion
26 or 26:1-8; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:21-27

      Notes from the Front Lines

***** ***** Jesus Heals a Paralytic (Part:1) from Union Church of Manila Part 1 of Luke 5:17-26 by Pastor Steve Ruetschle at the Union Church of Manila, August 10, 2014 http://vimeo.com/103041562

***** Jesus Heals a Paralytic (Part:2 – Forgiveness) from Union Church of Manila Part 2 of Luke 5:17-26 by Pastor Steve Ruetschle at the Union Church of Manila, August 17, 2014 http://vimeo.com/103623391

***** Sun, Aug 24, 2014, “Healing Our Hearts”, Jesus Heals a Paralytic Part 3 (Luke 5: 17-26) by Pastor Steve Ruetschle: http://vimeo.com/104215103

***** Friends of the Paralytic: Part 4 of Jesus Heals a Paralytic sermon series by Pastor Steve Ruetschle at Union Church of Manila, August 31, 2014. http://vimeo.com/104833410


Albany Intercessor

Gihon Spring

August 31, 2014

From Wikipedia: The major source of fresh water of the ancient city of Jerusalem was the Gihon Spring, on the side of the cliff. It is a rhythmic spring (aka intermittent spring)–the flow of water either varies or starts and stops entirely, over a fairly regular time-scale. The Gihon Spring flows from three to five times daily in winter, twice daily in summer, and only once daily in autumn. This peculiarity is accounted for by the supposition that the outlet from the reservoir is by a passage in the form of a siphon.

Our Father in heaven,
Just as King Hezekiah once dug a tunnel through the rock from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam, we pray that Jesus, the King of kings, will dig a tunnel through the stony hearts of the residents of Jerusalem for the rhythmic flow of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.


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