The Church of God
Good Morning Team, the prayer focus for this week is:
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
Please pray this week for the church of God. His church, that He is building, in these last days and not built by men's hands. This is the church of Believers from every nation, colour and creed. It is of those who have heard the Word of God, which says, Choose you this day whom you will serve. And they who have decided to follow Jesus, the world behind them , the Cross before them are those of the True Church, the Bride of Christ, whose beauty is found in her absolute obedience to the Word of God, the Bible. Even now She is being prepared to meet her soon and coming Bridegroom.
This is not the time to pray for the 'churches' of this world: The business church, the church of compromise and of worldly wealth and comfort.
There are many spiritual forces at work against God's Church, which He has purposed to be a glorious church where the light of Truth, Love and Peace shines out into this darkening world and where salvation is free. Where His people meet together to pray and to worship Him, and the presence of God's Holy Spirit will be among them all.
Our focus this week must also be on discerning the strategies of the enemy, our fight is not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers and the rulers of the darkness of this age and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. These spirits are at work in the church and they are the same spirits at work against the IT'S TIME Prayer Meeting.
Among others these spirits have been identified as:
The spirit of Absalom: Turning men to himself and away from God
The spirit of Ahab and Jezebel: Destroying the prophetic word.
The religious spirit & deception
The spirit of greed
The spirit of Pythos: Against the moving of the Holy Spirit.
We need to ask God for strategy and discernment, and His Word which is powerful and will not return void. Lord Jesus, please watch over those who are interceding, that Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
And to God be the glory.