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in Washington, DC
This blog was created in about 2010. Beginning in 2013, I met Pam Sheppard who has considerably helped to guide me into more truth... Most of the content on this blog was done BEFORE I met Pam... Plenty videos of Pam Sheppard are available on youtube. She's also written books that can be purchased. Here's the link www.lulu.com/spotlight/pam_s911
I wrote the content on this blog with sincere and holy intentions with the knowledge that I had at the time... We live, learn and amend...as errors are exposed and more truths are revealed...
Only GOD is perfect. It's vital that you seek the Lord to expose any errors that you've embraced. Please ask Him to expose any areas of darkness to you and for what is necessary to do to dispossess what's NOT of truth.
Below I have re-posted the posted topic "WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN THESE PRAYERS?" that was originally posted on this blog on Sunday October 3, 2010. This particular post is to share what the Lord has revealed to me and some others, I am sure.
I heard or read somewhere that a useful way to engage in constructive effective communications is to "parrot" what other people say. For instance, David may say, "I will meet you for lunch tomorrow in front of Chester's at 1 p.m."
Lisa answers, "We will meet at 1 p.m. for lunch tomorrow in front of Chester's?"
David replies, "Yes."
Lisa "parroted" to David what he had stated to her. There was clear communication there. Another factor is that people like to hear their words (exceptions being when they are involved in misdeeds...)
Awhile ago, the Lord shared with me that He likes to hear, from the righteous, His Words "parroted" - repeated back to Him. That set me to regularly praying and speaking His Words to Him as memorized from His Holy Bible - I use the King James Bible.
First prayer example:
"Lord You said in Your Word that You will never fail us or forsake us. I thank You that from everlasting to everlasting You are GOD. I know that You are greater than all gods. You are the God of gods and the Lord of lords. You are greater than all, and I thank You. Your Word says rejoice evermore. I rejoice in Your highness, Father, and praise Your holy name. Lord, You promised that if we walk uprightly before You that You shall supply all of our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Your Word says - Let GOD be magnified. You are my glory and the lifter up of my head. Thank You that you hear and will attend unto my prayers. I need You to strengthen us please, Lord, and to help us to keep our minds stayed on You for the perfect peace that You provide. Help us to love, Lord, and to minister to hungry souls. Help our burning lights to go and glow to draw people out of darkness and into Your marvelous light. Let us minister to You that You can minister to us. Let us press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in Christ Jesus.
Thank you, Lord - Amen."
Nearly all of the words from that prayer came from the King James Bible. GOD loves to hear His Word spoken from those with pure hearts and clean hands.
In Matthew 4, JESUS did not say things to Satan like, "Leave me alone, Satan," or "Get off my back, Satan," or "I'm sick of you, Satan." He quoted scriptures to the Devil as shown below:
...It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. That scripture came from the Old Testament in Deuteronomy 8:3.
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. That scripture came from the Old Testament in Deuteronomy 6:16.
...Jesus saith unto him, Get thee hence Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Yes, Satan quoted scripture to JESUS. The difference is that JESUS had the force and power of Almighty GOD on his side because JESUS is the Son of GOD, and because He quoted scriptures from a place of righteousness. When we quote scriptures from our places of righteousness, we also have the force and power of Almighty GOD on our side. The Word of GOD states that none can withstand him and none can stay His hand (Daniel 4:35). That cannot be said, in truth, about the Devil.
Yes, the Devil can quote scriptures and he knows scriptures, but he does not obey scriptures - thus he cannot conquer the righteous and holy.
Second prayer example: (I don't consider this a strong, for the most part, effective prayer - though if a babe in Christ prays in similar fashion, it is understandable due to lack of spiritual maturity.)
Father, thank You for waking us up this morning to see another day. Thank You, Lord, for our children and for our families. Thank You for the food we eat. Thank You for our jobs and for giving us transportation. Thank You for our pastor and his lovely wife and family.
Lord bless us this day. Bless our children and our families. Bless us, please, in our jobs. Give us all that we need. Please heal our bodies and give us strength to make it through each day. Save our loved ones, Lord, and protect us from danger. Provide for our church building fund, and defend us against our enemies.
Thank You, Lord - Amen.
Third prayer example: (This prayer is full of scriptural content and thus potent, powerful and definitely effective, provided the pray-ers have pure hearts and clean hands)
Father, in the name of JESUS, you are GOD who rules in the kingdom of men. The earth is Yours, Lord, and You rule over all. We love You, Lord, because You first loved us. Thank You that You are forever the great I AM. We thank You this morning, Father, that we are Your heirs and joint heirs with Your beloved Son JESUS Christ. We appreciate that we are covenant people - bless Your holy name. We are not our own. We have been bought with a price - the precious blood of JESUS Christ. Thank You, Lord, that You are the GOD of all flesh.
Father, please lead us in the way everlasting. Teach us Your ways. We thank You, Lord, that You are sovereign and do whatsoever You please. Help us to steadfastly hunger and thirst after righteousness and to have souls that follow hard after You. Teach us to love, Lord, in ways that bring You joy, pleasure and delight. We purpose to fight the good fight of faith and to keep on Your full armor to quench all the fiery darts of the Devil. Help us, please, Lord, to be holy as You are holy.
Thank You, Lord - Amen.
It is vitally important also, in our prayer times, to listen to what GOD says to us. Listening to GOD is of major importance as is DOING what He instructs through His Word, His people and whatever other means He elects.
PLEASE READ ON - THERE IS ANOTHER TOPIC SHOWN BELOW THE PHOTO HERE.
THE TOPIC SHOWN BELOW WAS SPOKEN BY T. D. JAKES.
THE GLORY IS ON THE FLOOR
Recently during his live streamed Sunday service, T.D Jakes made a statement, “The glory is on the floor.” It was an anointed message.
People in the congregation, men and women, were on the floor at the front of the church. Some were on their knees - while others were prostrate on their faces. At one point, Jakes was prostrate on the floor.
Anointed singers were singing, “The glory is on the floor.” The presence of the Lord was major in flow. Hallelujah.
After I watched Jakes’ service - to the floor I went – and it ministered….!
The Lord gave me the following scriptures:
This scripture is about what JESUS did: Matthew 26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed,…
…This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.
…the glory of the Lord stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face.
…behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord: and I fell upon my face.
…who seeing Jesus fell on his face,…
…and with a loud voice glorified God.
And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
…he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called…and they…came forth.
Written Sunday August 15, 2010