[i]From my father, Don Courville:[/i]I would like to extend to you an invitation to join Maranatha Baptist Church for a day of prayer on [b]April 5th and April 13th.[/b] We will start at 9am continuing till 4pm, focusing on themes of vital importance such as pastors, churches, countries, leaders, marriages, missions, ministries, lost souls etc.Last year we did this in March and it was a tremendous day and that is because the Lord was with us. One young widow from another state said it was the best day of her life. I didnt understand what all that meant except the Lord really ministered to her. To stay focused has powerful results. Look at Peters escape from prison for an example, or Moses, Aaron and Hur on the mountain. We will do this again on Monday, April 13, with the same format except that there will be a special breakout session for pastors, preachers and evangelists to minister to each other in prayer.Last year we had folks from three other states join us in making it a special time. We will of course focus heavy on revival and areas connected such as the SI revival conference coming up possibly this summer. Revival in an individual, church, area or country has a great impact in winning souls to Christ. Experience proves this and the history of revivals. So pray and pray and pray some more. Our two dates for days of prayer will be held at Baptist Hill Assembly located near Mt. Vernon, MO (see directions below). It is a camp with facilities available for overnight stays (bring your own bedding). Let us know if youre coming and need to stay there. 417-864-3049 or firstname.lastname@example.orgMay God bless you with the anointing of His Spirit for prayer.Don Courville417-849-1975Directions to Baptist Hill Assembly Camp:From the east (Springfield) on I-44, take exit 46 (Mount Vernon), turn north (right) on Hwy 39. Stay on Hwy 39 through Mount Vernon to Junction Hwy 39 north, (Not Business 39). Turn north (right), Go approx. ¼ mile, turn west (left) on Hwy V. Go approx. 4 miles to main entrance to camp on the left.From the west (Joplin) on I-44, take exit 38 and turn north on 97. Go approx. 3 miles, turn east (right) on F.R. 2110. Stay on 2110 for 3.5 miles to the camp on the right.There are nearby airports in Springfield, Joplin, Kansas City, and Tulsa, OK[i]When God is about to give His people the expected good, He pours out a Spirit of prayer, and it is a good sign that He is coming towards them in mercy. Then when you see the expected end approaching, then you shall call upon Me. Note, promises are given not to supersede, but to quicken and encourage prayer: and when deliverance is coming we must by prayer go forth to meet it. When Daniel understood the 70 years were near expiring, then he set his face with more fervency than ever to seek the Lord (Dan. 9:2, 3).Matthew Henry[/i]
Just bumping this up for those who didn't see it the first time. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Another note from my dad:[i]If you have any prayer requests for our day of prayer at MBC on April 5th and 13th you can send them to us. You are welcome to join us also. Please come if you can.Don Courville[/i]You can email the prayer requests to me at email@example.com or post them on this thread.~Joy
Praying Down Satans Strongholds By De Vein FromkeIn the war upon the powers of darkness, prayer is the mightiest weapon. Prayer will accomplish what argument will not. When you see an onslaught of the enemy in a certain situation, be careful not to touch it until you have prayed the whole thing through.In the greatest innocence, you may fan up a tornado of the enemys workings by trying to put things right. Also, it may be just a trap to draw you into it in order to divert you from vital work and if you do not touch it, the enemy will stop because his trap has failed.In your home, church or prayer group, or wherever there is a tornado of the enemy at work, keep out of it! Your most effective weapon against that thing will be prayer, not speech. Never imagine that your business is to give light to a Christian until they are ready to receive it.For instance, there is a child of God under deception. If you were to tell him so, he would not believe it. It is far better to deal with the enemy at the back of the deception by prayer. Pray something like this: Lord, open his eyes to see that the enemy is deceiving him. Give him the knowledge he needs for deliverance.Pray over every detail you know of until you know there is a change, and the satanic power has subsided, so that you have only the person himself to deal with (not extraneous supernatural power also).Then you can give light on the experience and how to resist the devil, the deceiver, and the person will be able to listen to you. But if you have not enough knowledge to distinguish between the person himself and the working of the enemy, you will be blaming the person and trying to put the person right. You will reason with him, argue with him, weep for him, but you will not pray away the workings of the enemy of that soul.Remember, you are in Christ, the Conqueror, and wherever you see a trace of the enemys work, in your own life or in others, you pray against it, in the Name of Jesus. It is a systematic warfare of prayer against the enemy. The Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee (Deut. 18:12). If all Gods people were awake to this warfare, there is not a church or a mission hall, or a conference, or a deceived believer, where the emissaries of the devil are at work, that they could not be driven out by prayer.Much of the lack of unity among the brethren springs from this very source. It can be overcome only through the prayer of individual warriors who are in a position in Christ to rebuke the evil spirit causing disunity.Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).When Satan tempted Christ, He commanded him to Get thee hence (Matt. 4:10). In other words, Christ commanded Satan to leave. He did not ask him to go. He commanded him to go, and the marvelous thing is this, Satan obeyed.In the all-conquering Name of the Son of God, we can command Satan, wherever we find him at work, in home, or church, Get thee hence! God calls upon us with insistency to offer this resistance. Resistance to Satanic power, in the Saviors Name, on the authority of His Word, by faith in His finished work on Calvary, is the spiritual weapon that, when used, makes the devils strongholds to crumble in the home or church.This resistance can be done in prayer with fasting without touching the actual situation. It is by faith that it may be of God. Obedience to Gods Word in life and lip, makes faith strong to move mountains.
Excellent article from DeVern Fromke, can you tell me where it came from?In Christ,Ron
InTheLight wrote:Excellent article from DeVern Fromke, can you tell me where it came from?In Christ,Ron
Roniya wrote:Another note from my dad:[i]If you have any prayer requests for our day of prayer at MBC on April 5th and 13th you can send them to us. You are welcome to join us also. Please come if you can.Don Courville[/i]You can email the prayer requests to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on this thread.~Joy
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Today is our second day of prayer and I will periodically be checking my email and this thread for any prayer requests that anyone would like for us to lift up to the Throne of Grace.You can leave them on this thread, pm, or email me, email@example.comIf the Lord leads you to, pray for a spirit of prayer and supplication to be poured out upon us.~Joy
If the Lord leads you to, pray for a spirit of prayer and supplication to be poured out upon us.