Genesis 14:14-20

May 31, 2013

Genesis 14 is the only time Abraham went to war. Scripture in boldface, meanings of words in parentheses.

Genesis 14:14-20 (YLT)

14 And Abram heareth that his brother hath been taken captive, and he draweth out his trained domestics, three hundred and eighteen, and pursueth unto Dan.

15 And he divideth himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smiteth them, and pursueth them unto Hobah, which [is] at the left of Damascus;

16 and he bringeth back the whole of the substance, and also Lot his brother and his substance hath he brought back, and also the women and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom goeth out to meet him (after his turning back from the smiting of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings who [are] with him), unto the valley of Shaveh, which [is] the king’s valley.

18 And Melchizedek (my king is righteousness) king of Salem hath brought out bread and wine, and he [is] priest of God Most High;

19 and he blesseth him, and saith, `Blessed [is] Abram to God Most High, possessing heaven and earth;

20 and blessed [is] God Most High, who hath delivered thine adversaries into thy hand;’ and he giveth to him a tenth of all.

Christ Jesus, You are righteous. You are priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. You are the Prince of Peace and Son of the Most High God. Holy is Your name. Amen.


Luke 16:10-13

May 31, 2013

“He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.” (Luke 16:10)
      Holy Spirit, please help us daily to be faithful in the small things so that we can be faithful and steady in the the bigger things.

“Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” (Luke 16:11-12)
      Jesus, please help us to be faithful stewards of all that is placed in our care.

“No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13)
      Father, help us byour Holy Spirit to be steady in serving Jesus. Don’t let us be distracted by the world, the flesh, or the devil. Thank you.

Word Received After City Mission Prayer Table: You have seen what I can do — rejoice that you are part of it.

Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )
Saturday: 30, 32 * 42, 43; Deut. 5:22-33; 2 Cor. 4:13-5:10; Luke 16:19-31

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Schenectady City Mission Prayer Table Report, Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.. Torre and Jean Bissell from Christ Church Schenectady. This took place during the evening meal at the City Mission.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina
a–indicates anointed with Holy Water

Dan (man) — Pray for his intercessions for repentance and reconciliation in a family relationship.

+a Ricos (young man) — We prayed that he would find the power of the Holy Spirit to keep from going back to the old ways and that he would share the blessings he has received.

+a Smiley (man) — We prayed that he would share the joy of Jesus with others.

a Josh (young man who has come for prayer for 4 weeks now) — He has never known his father. He was abused as a child. He has problems with authority and got into “another altercation” this week. We prayed that he would receive the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15) and come to know God as his Father. While we were praying he pulled his Dennis Adams cross out of his shirt and clutched it and made the sign of the cross. He asked about Bible study groups. We invited him to come to the Youth for Christ City Life program on Wednesday evenings. We will pick him up and take him. He once again confessed his sins to Jesus and accepted God’s forgiveness.

++++ Janice (woman) — She asked prayers for her friend BeeBop. She immediately gave two of the crosses away to men at other tables.

Jerry (man who has had brain cancer) — He saw the cancer specialist this week who told him that all his numbers were improving. He had a reaction to medicine via patch so he will receive the medicine by injection instead. Jerry asked prayer that he would be able to keep his pain under control. His grandson Jarret is doing well. His “honorary niece” Christi has lupus. Neal is doing well with the artificial leg. His World War II veteran friend Nelson recently died. Nelson still had the telegram sent to his parents stating that he was missing in action. Nelson was about 90.

Carrie (woman) — We prayed that she would be the woman God wants her to be.

A whole family then came up for prayer, one by one: +Paige (9) and +Alexis (6), +a Joe the father and then the two girls brought the mother +a Betty for a cross and prayer.

Then four children came for prayer, one by one — each one bringing the next one for prayer: +a Tiashonai (girl 8 ), +a Julianna (10), +a TyJon (boy 14), and +a Aolmin (boy 12).

Albany Intercessor


A potpourri

May 30, 2013

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17)
      Jesus, please help us receive your Holy Spirit more and more into our lives. We want to find the liberty your Spirit has for us.

“Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,” (Deuteronomy 4:9)
      Holy Spirit, please help us recognize and seize the opportunities you give us to share with our children and grandchildren the things we have seen you do.

But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
      Father, please help me seek you with all my heart.

Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and he shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:1-4)
      LORD, you are my delight and my hope. I lay aside all anxieties and fears and choose to place my trust in you. Help me to do the good you have planned for me to do. Thank you.

A word received: Be at peace — I AM with you.

Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deut. 4:32-40; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9
Friday: 31 * 35; Deut. 5:1-22; 2 Cor. 4:1-12; Luke 16:10-17(18 )

Albany Intercessor


Genesis 14:8-13, warfare continued

May 30, 2013

Genesis 14 is the only time Abraham went to war. Scripture in boldface, meanings of words in parentheses.

Genesis 14:8-13 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

And the king of Sodom goeth out, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which [is] Zoar; and they set the battle in array with them in the valley of Siddim,

with Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goyim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with the five.

And the valley of Siddim [is] full of bitumen-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah flee, and fall there, and those left have fled to the mountain.

And they take the whole substance of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the whole of their food, and go away;

and they take Lot, Abram’s brother’s son (seeing he is dwelling in Sodom), and his substance, and go away.

And one who is escaping cometh and declareth to Abram the Hebrew, and he is dwelling among the oaks of Mamre (strength, fatness) the Amorite, brother of Eshcol (cluster of grapes), and brother of Aner (boy), and they [are] Abram’s allies.

Our Father in heaven,
Your wisdom is manifold, and the riches of Your Son Jesus Christ beyond measure. We praise Your holy name with stringed instruments and many voices. May Your name be magnified in heaven above and earth below. Holy is Your name.
Answer us when we call to you, O righteous God. Give us relief from our distress; have mercy on us and hear our prayer. Amen.

Psalm 4:1, Ephesians 3:8,10


Psalm 38:15-16

May 29, 2013

For in you, O LORD, I hope; you will hear, O Lord my God. (Psalm 38:15)
      Thank you, LORD, for hearing the cries of my heart.

For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.” (Psalm 38:16)
      If I say, “My foot slips,” your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. (Psalm 94:18 )

Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Psalm 38:21-22)
      Jesus, I look to you day by day to hold me up — you are the God of my salvation. Thank you.

A word received: Trust me and my Spirit. Continue to seek me and cry out for the work of my Spirit.

Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Deut. 4:25-31; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Luke 15:1-2,11-32
Thursday: 37:1-18 * 37:19-42; Deut. 4:32-40; 2 Cor. 3:1-18; Luke 16:1-9

      Notes from the Front Line

***** Prayer Table Report Tuesday 5/28 11:45 – 1:15PM State Street, Mark Pasko and Carol MacNaughton from St. Michael’s Colonie in front of Christ Church Schenectady, Mark brought his guitar, He played and sang praise music between prayers.

+–indicates received a wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina

++Jackie (man) – for his family, to prosper, and his grandmother’s health

+ Susan – (initally said no, but changed her mind after we prayed for Jackie) – to see her son Julius again.

Sabita – (lives next door and comes over when she sees the table go up) – more Jesus for her, for us, for the neighborhood

Tommy – came over when he saw Mark’s guitar.. he wanted to prayer for direction in life. He is splitting up with his wife. He stayed at the table while we prayed for other people. Mark let Tommy play his guitor – he played and sang “Turn, Turn, Turn” based on Book of Ecclesiastes. We encouraged him to come to Christ Church to hear the praise band.

+Roy – for everyone to be happy

Lee – addiction

+++ Jackie – (young mother with young boy and a baby in a stroller) – prayers for her brother Neal, a Marine, currently stateside, possibly going to Afghanistan. Recommended Psalm 91. (She had Carol write it on a piece of paper)

Van pulled up – home care provider looking for Albany street. Life Application Bible was on the front seat with her! Quick blessing.

+Kenya (young pregnant woman) – prayed blessing on the mother and unborn child.

Richard – walkby blessing while he was on his way to the doctor

++Mark – His children, his 16 year old daughter still struggling with the death of her mother, all children. He had an ear infection so we also prayed for that.

Patricia – Her health, the Church

Chakira – financial stability and a home

+Laura – healing all over

++ Enola – healing of her back and leg, addiction

+ Dina – seeking God, scared because she will be going to jail

Albany Intercessor


Genesis 14:4-7, warfare continued

May 29, 2013

Genesis 14 is the only time Abraham went to war. Scripture in boldface, meanings of words in parentheses.

Genesis 14:4-7 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

twelve years they served Chedorlaomer (servant of Lagamar, goddess of the underworld), and the thirteenth year they rebelled. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings who [are] with him, and they smite the Rephaim (Gentiles of enormous stature or shades, inhabitants of the netherworld) in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzim (restless, roamiing) in Ham, and the Emim (terrible ones, a numerous race of giants) in Shaveh Kiriathaim, and the Horites (cave-men) in their mount Seir, unto El-Paran, which [is] by the wilderness; and they turn back and come in unto En-Mishpat, which [is] Kadesh, and smite the whole field of the Amalekite (the first foe to attack the people of Israel after they had come out of Egypt as a free nation), and also the Amorite (mountain people, renown) who is dwelling in Hazezon-Tamar.

O Lord,
How many spiritual foes there are in the world.
But you, Lord, are a shield around us,
our glory, the One who lifts our heads high.
We call out to the Lord,
and he answers us from his holy mountain.

We lie down and sleep;
We wake again, because the Lord sustains us.
We will not fear though tens of thousands
assail us on every side.

Arise, Lord!
Deliver us, our God!
Strike all our enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

Adapted from Psalm 3


2 Corinthians 1:21-22

May 28, 2013

Now he who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, (2 Corinthians 1:21)
Thank you, Father, for establishing us in Christ and anointing us to serve you.

who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. (2 Corinthians 1:22)
Father, thank you for giving us your Spirit of adoption whereby we can cry out to you, “Abba, Dad.”

A word received: Continue to pray for the work of my Spirit. See what I will do.

Tuesday: 26, 28 * 36, 39; Deut. 4:15-24; 2 Cor. 1:12-22; Luke 15:1-10
Wednesday: 38 * 119:25-48; Deut. 4:25-31; 2 Cor. 1:23-2:17; Luke 15:1-2,11-32

Notes from the Front Line

***** Remember those who gave the last full measure:

The Malinta Tunnel Corregidore, The Philippines.

***** Prayer Table Report ST. ANN’s OF AMSTERDAM (Monday, May 27, 2014; 10-10:45 a.m. in front of our church on Division Street. Very little foot traffic due to Memorial Day holiday and the soup kitchen being closed across the street at Masonic Hall. But … some people showed up, and so did God! Muriel Papura and Deacon Alan Hart at His table today.)

a– anointed with Holy Oil.
t– received wooden cross made by Dennis Adams of North Carolina.

GARY — He stopped for prayer for his wife JUDY, who he described as “not saved yet.” He is an elder from a church of another denomination and said he was delighted to see us ” … out here for the people.” He also asked for permission to pray for US, and we happily agreed.

YOUNG SPANISH=SPEAKING WOMAN — This young lady had expected the soup kitchen to be open and was disappointed not to get a meal for her daughter and son (no names), but we prayed for them and anointed the little boy and gave him a cross. The daughter and mother seemed surprised that we would want to pray for them, which is something that makes us prayer persons at the table feel badly. But … we are working on trying to change that mentality in our street culture here on the street and also in our congregation. For many people on the street, we are the only “church” they see and know.

Albany Intercessor


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