City Wide Prayer- The river is rising

January 2021 marked the start of our third year of City Wide prayer. It seems to me the Body of Christ is rising. The sleeping giant is awakening. It is evidenced in our prayer meetings.

 

City WIde prayer started with four people and each month it was good. But, as we entered a new year of 2021, we began to access new places in prayer.

” I feel convinced that for me and for you who read, there lie ahead undiscovered continents of spiritual living compared with which we are infants in arms.” Brother Lawrence Practicing His Presence

We have begun the journey to access these continents. Each person whom God draws to this group comes filled up and ready. They bring a full supply of the Spirit of God. Imagine for a moment that each person is transparent, and all you can see it is the light of God that is within them. The light within those attending is burning brighter man ever before.

In January, Judy reminded us of the prophetic words of Brother Hagin from 1987 as we watch those come to pass before our eyes. In the light of recent political upheaval in the US, this prophecy ushered us into a new realm in prayer.

In February, Dana shared on revival and that the starting place for revival is, “Lord, change me!” Judy shared Lester Sumrall’s 7  prophetic words for the last days, Number 7 is “These are the days of the greatest outpouring the world has ever seen.”

In March, Dana taught on the importance of commanding angels to do the work of the Lord and how they act at the response to our words . 

This is not time to grow weary or quit. The Holy Spirit is calling us up higher now. The deeper things of God are calling to us more loudly than ever. Saints who love their country are joining from all over the City.

The season has changed. Together we will continue to access new continents in prayer as we yield to his Spirit and he teaches us. 2021 is a glorious year, filled with the Glory of God.

 

When: third Saturday of every month at 10am

Where: Encounter Church of Tulsa

2828 S 129th St, Tulsa, OK

What: Prayer followed by potluck lunch.

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Special August Prayer Meeting 2020 cancelled

Special August Prayer Meeting 

Citywide Prayer-Catalyst

In January, an announcement was made to stay tuned for changes in Citywide Prayer in 2020. The time has come and we know what to do. The Holy Spirit has specifically directed us to hold a 3-day meeting.

  • The mornings will be power-packed teaching on prayer.
  • The afternoon sessions we will break up into small groups for one-one prayer mentoring by seasoned prayer warriors.
  • The evening we will come together to see how the wind of the Spirit blows us into time of refreshing from the presence of the Lord as in Acts 3:19. All evening meetings will be held at Encounter Church of Tulsa, 2929 S 129th, Tulsa, OK

Thursday and Friday daytime meetings we will meet at a large home in Catoosa. There will be plenty of time to fellowship, swim and play pool. Space is limited for the daytime meetings on Thursday and Friday. Signup required.

Note: All evening meetings will be held at Encounter Church of Tulsa. Saturday meetings will be held at Encounter Church of Tulsa,  2929 S 129th East Ave, Tulsa

August 13-15

Thursday 8/13 and Friday 8/14 Daytime Meeting Schedule:

9:00 Breakfast and fellowship

10:00 Meeting

12:00 Lunch

Free Time; swimming/pool/board games/media room

2:00 Personal prayer mentoring. We will be meeting in small groups for prayer.

4:00 End

7:00 Encounter Church of Tulsa

Space is limited for the daytime meetings on Thursday and Friday. Signup required. Please RSVP to Judy@greatergloryministries.net by August 9th to reserve your seat. First come, first serve basis.  

 

Saturday 8/15  Schedule 

All meetings held at Encounter Church of Tulsa

10:00 Citywide Prayer/Catalyst

12:00 lunch

7:00 Meeting

Speakers

Scott Redmond- Scott has been to thirty-eight countries on six different continents, which gives him a worldwide perspective from which to draw as he teaches God’s Word. A 1990 graduate of Rhema Bible Training College, Scott teaches on how to be led by the Spirit of God, prayer, faith, the authority of the believer, and marriage and the family.

Hugh Spyres- 85 years young, Hugh has been about the Fathers business for many years. He served as an associate pastor for twelve years. and senior pastor for six years. He also brings his teaching experience from the public school setting where he taught business for 18 years. Hugh is clear and clear and simple as he unfolds the Word of God before us.

Dana and Judy Prieto – will lead CIty wide Prayer monthly meeting on Saturday morning. Join us as we “make much power available”  as we pray for the City, State and Nation.

The Bible and Corona Virus

Let’s get it right

Every answer we will ever need is found in the Word of God. However it is vital that we apply the scriptures correctly, particularly in times of national crisis when the whole world is in fear and distress. What we don’t need is more fear from misapplication of scripture.

Let’s look at Numbers 16: three men rose up against Moses and Aaron. They had a persuasive message of equality that didn’t acknowledge the God-ordained offices that Moses and Aaron walked in. It was a very appealing argument and turned the entire congregation against Moses and Aaron.

When Moses caught wind of the rebellion, he made a game-changing statement, “Tomorrow we will see who is holy and who is not.” The next day the earth opened up and swallowed up the three leaders and their families.

You would think that would have been the end of the discussion, but it wasn’t. This is where the story gets really interesting. The next day the entire congregation rises up, “You have killed holy men!” they screamed. They didn’t learn a thing from what had happened the day before. Wow. Just wow.

Good news ahead

Warning: If you got this far, keep reading. Don’t stop after the next few paragraphs and freak out. There is good news ahead. I promise!

God says to Moses, “Get out of the way, I’m going to kill them all,” and the plague begins. Immediately Moses and Aaron fall down on their faces in prayer. Moses quickly tells Aaron what to do.

46 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer, and put fire on it from off the altar and lay incense on it and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from the Lord; the plague has begun.”

47 So Aaron took it as Moses said and ran into the midst of the assembly. And behold, the plague had already begun among the people.

And he put on the incense and made atonement for the people. 48 And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped.

All fear is gone

  1. I love this so much. Even under the old covenant, God honored their prayers to stop the plague. That happened under the Old Testament when they lived under the law. We live in the New Testament, the Age of Grace. How much more will God honor our prayers?
  2. Walking between the living and dead with a censor is a picture of prayer. We see the same reference to incense as prayer twice in Revelations.
  3. The Body of Christ has the power to stop Covid-19. One minister, Kenneth E Hagin says, “It’s the natural and the supernatural working together that make an explosive force for God.”

New and Better

Who doesn’t like new and better? We all do! The Bible says we live under a new and better covenant. Here are some New Testament Scriptures to pray and believe.

  1. As the Body rises up to pray and speak the Word concerning Covid-19, it has no choice but to go! Every name that is named is under the name of Jesus. Philippians 2:9
  2. God has already given the authority to overcome Covid-19 into the hands of the believer. “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19
  3. Stay calm and keep going. 13 “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13

Don’t be discouraged or dismayed. Instead, lean back into all God’s promises. Trust him to see you and your family all the way through. Every need will be met!

An Open Letter to My Younger Self

Perspective. It is an interesting thing. Each passing year brings new experiences that change the way we think. Knowing these things would have helped my younger self. To My Childhood Self;

Remember that temper tantrum you had when you were 5 when your mother totally ignored you? When you didn’t get what you wanted, you got up off the floor and put your big girl pants on. Your mother was right when she ignored you.

Remember the quarter you took off the classroom table that belonged to another child? When the Brownie leader asked who took it, you kept silent. Your little 7-year-old heart was tender. That wrongful action ate at you for a long time. Next time, fess up. You will save yourself a lot of sorrow.

Remember how many times you followed your sisters and brothers into wrongdoing? It got you into a lot of trouble over the years. Your heart knew what was right. Next time, follow your heart, not other people.

To My Teenage Self

You were convinced your mom was the meanest mother on earth. She couldn’t possibly understand what you were going through. She was the enemy. Wait 15 years.  Your mother will be there when you need a shoulder to cry on, wisdom, a reliable babysitter and a dear friend.

Enjoy every moment you have with her. Talk with her often, as sooner than you know, the day will come when she will leave this earth and you will no longer have that opportunity.

You were so desperately lonely when your sister, your best friend left to pursue her college dreams. The void you experienced created a hole in your heart that nothing would fill.  That loneliness served its purpose. It brought you face to face with the living God. You discovered how real he was.

To My Twenties Self

What will they think? You were always worried about how you looked and acted. No one is paying as much attention to you as you are. No one else really cares. No one is watching your personal TV show. Everyone is too busy creating their own show to pay any attention to yours. The truth is that all the stuff you fixate on doesn’t really matter. Get over yourself. Reach out to the other self-consumed people in your world.

Remember when you started your longevity plan to keep you vibrant and strong in body and mind to 102? The investments you made start paying big dividends at 50. While many of your friends will feel old and look fat, you are still filled with strength and energy and look great. By 60, your friends will start dying. Eternity is a very long time. Your fears keep you from sharing your faith. Be bolder in sharing the gospel. Your friends will thank you later.

You passionately pursued his presence. You always had a heart for God and desired to be “in the ministry.” Spend more time pursuing him rather than pursuing a position. As you age, the most fulfilling part of your entire life will be your ever-deepening walk with God.

You have no idea the challenges and victories that lie ahead, but you will win every battle. Jesus will be your healer, provider and supreme friend. If you could only see where you will be in forty years, you wouldn’t be able to contain the joy. Never give up, never give in. Stay steady and strong. Don’t fear sixty. It will take you to a wonderful place.

Why Do Things Always Go Wrong for Me?

Did you ever notice that some people attract trouble? There are people that have more than their fair share of problems. There are several reasons why.

Fear-driven; a headache in the middle of the night turns into a brain tumor in their mind. Fear is a motivating force in their life. They act out of that fear and actually attract problems. In the morning, they are calling the doctor to schedule an MRI.

“The devil goes about AS a roaring lion SEEKING whom he may devour.” Can he devour you? Well, yes, if you let him. God gave you authority to “trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the work  of the enemy.”

When things go wrong, they get attention from people. For some, negative attention is better than no attention. For some, there is an element of pride attached to it. Look at all that has gone wrong for me!

Stacking it up; they tend to add together all of the things that go wrong.

The bottom line is this; you can’t have it two ways. Either you are going to stand against the wiles of the enemy or he is going to eat your lunch. And it ain’t going to be pretty.

The rest of that scripture is “whom RESIST, steadfast in the Lord.”

Whatever you allow, God will allow. So, the trick is to stop allowing it. You stop allowing it in several ways;

  1. Change how you think. Don’t let your mind go south whenever it wants. Take control over it.
  2. Replace fear with faith. You can change any circumstance if you spend enough time in the Word for long enough.
  3. Change what you say. Stop ruminating over the problem. Instead. replace the problem with the solution from the Word of God.
  4. Renew your mind. This behavior didn’t start in a day and it’s not going away in a day. Start now to change your world. You’ll thank me later.

 

From a Biblical Perspective |What Rights Do Animals Have?

The book of Proverbs 12:10 tells us that a good man has regard for his animals. From this, we can see that it’s not okay to kick the dog when you are mad or torture your animals. I think we can safely establish that any living thing should not be abused or tortured.

I have heard it said that any truth taken to an extreme becomes an error. The problem comes in when this concept is taken to an extreme and then assigned to God as if it is all he has to say about it.

Take two minutes to listen as I go back to the book of Genesis and look at why God made man.

Saturate Us

Coming into God’s presence is vital for our spiritual walk. Our spiritual life is more than just reading the Word of God. It is experiencing his presence for yourself. In his presence- that is where his wisdom is. That is where you will find everything you need.

Money Unpacked- What does the Bible Really Say?

Jesus didn’t have a place to lay his head, but he had a pillow. Sound confusing? It’s really not. What DOES the Bible say about money? A whole lot!

I love what Gloria Copeland said;

2 Corinthians 8:9—Rich Is Not a Dirty Word—It Is a Bible Word

1. “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes, he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.”
2. Genesis 14:22-23: “And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto the Lord, the highest God, the possessor of heaven and earth, that I will not take from a thread even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not take anything that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich.”
3. Deuteronomy 8:18 (NLT-96): “Always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you the power to become rich, and he does it to fulfill the covenant he made with your ancestors.”

a. To increase in goods
b. To have an abundance of outward possessions
c. To be richly supplied