Missions and Missionaries

(Please pray for these Servants)

Jeff and Barb Chapman and family in Japan.

The Adamsons in the Ivory Coast.

Mark and Rachel Bermenderfer serving with TEL-China.

Jim and Cathy Fry and family and “Miracles can Happen Boys Ranch.”

Choices in Iowa City.

Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity.

Todd and Pamela Price and family in Bosnia.

Stacey Georgopulous with Intervarsity, NEIU on Chicago’s North side.

Allen and Joy Ann Goddard in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Aaron Strumpel in Louisville, Colorado.

David and Beth Robert in Argentina.

David and Claire in Europe.

Monica Padilla Trueman – Colorado Christian Services.

Kristi Brown with Cru in China.

 

 

Standing in the Gap

(Please pray for these Service Men)

Jeff Rothermel

Tom Tharp

Randy Snider

Kris Thoreson

Aaron Cornwall

Daniel Meyer

Corey Johnston

Luke Downey

Josh Meade

Scott Reynolds


Time Alone With God    

     The Lord went on to say what all the world needs to hear. “The problem with My people, Ezekiel, is a heart problem. They need new, warm and tender hearts toward Me in the place of those hard, cold hearts that beat in their puffed-out chests and drive them on in their senseless independence and rebellion. I will give new hearts to those who will let Me. I will change their inner attitudes and mould their desires to My desires. Their interests and their aspirations will be revolutionized and I will restore My people to a life of service and worship through an inner revolution of loving-obedience” (11: 19-20).

     Here the message of the Lord becomes even clearer through His tough but tender dealings with His people. The principle is unchanging and indeed unchangeable. Sin brings judgment; independence bears the fruit of disintegration. Rebellion turns people from God and God from people. No external antidote is available to remedy the ills of any individual or society that knows only outright rebellion and independence from and hostility to the Eternal God.

     A new heart is needed and God is in the heart transplant business. He specializes in taking the cold, unregenerate heart and infusing into it the life of His Spirit, the reality of His love, and the warmth of His presence. God also gives His cool or lukewarm children a fresh touch of His Spirit and His erring churches a fresh exposure to Himself which, if they respond positively, brings about a new glow of devotion and a fiery determination to serve Him. I believe this is the reviving and renewing work our society needs. Our God is ready to do it in His Church and through the Church in society.

     To make a long and beautiful story short, the young lady received from the Lord Jesus the sort of thing that Jehovah promised His rebellious, hard-hearted people. She received a new heart, began to live in the power of the Holy Spirit in obedience to God’s commands to love.

     God hasn’t changed a bit. He’s still in the people-changing business, but He won’t put up with rebellion or excuse sin.

     As the words of the Lord were silenced and the vision slowly faded, Ezekiel felt himself being returned to Tel-abib. He was a changed man, one who had been confronted with God’s truth. As he returned from his trance and came back to the dusty reality of his own house, were the elders still drinking his coffee? I don’t know, but I’m sure that he couldn’t wait to tell the whole story to all the people. I wonder where he started. How did he explain the awfulness of the divine wrath and the tenderness of divine forgiveness?

Stuart Briscoe, All Things Weird and Wonderful, p. 74f (1977)

Sunday, November 19, 2017
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – JESUS CHRIST in the Old Testament – Ezekiel 11: 16-21

Select a day to fast from something unto the Lord.

Be sure to practice – Sabbath Rest (A Day).

Feel free to read the verses all around the Scriptures given.

 

MONDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Salvation. Revival. The Men.  The Overseer/Vision Team.

×        Converge Worldwide Missionaries – All Converge Worldwide personnel need prayer in seven key life spheres: Emotional needs, Physical needs, Relationships with coworkers, Effective ministry, Family life, Relationship with God, Community relationships. Pray for Missionary Ian Smith in Japan.

×        Petition–Self–Purity before God. Blessed are the pure in heart. (Mt. 5:8).

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 27: 33, 34

×        Lectio – Amen – Luke 23: 43

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – II Samuel 7: 18, 19

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication:

 

TUESDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out. Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – The pouring out of the Holy Spirit and for each of us to grow in Christlikeness.  WLCF – Outreach & ministry to the youth, parents, children, Nursery, Children’s Sunday School, families,  Sunday school teachers, VBS ministry, CYG ministry, Pine Lake  ministry,  Teacher Oversight Team.

×        Petition – Self – Experience the Real Presence of God. Blessed-…they shall see God (Mt. 5:8).

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 27: 35, 36

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 99: 9

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – II Samuel 7: 25, 26

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

WEDNESDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – God’s healing touch to those around you (by name) – physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, ethically, morally, spiritually, relationally, societally, holistic healing.  Healer/ Deliverer Team.

×        Petition – Self –Fall deeply in love with God. First love, Passion.(Mk. 12:28-31).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 27: 33-36

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—Agape Love – I John 4: 7

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – II Samuel 7: 27, 28

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.     

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Jennifer Britcher, 1995 graduate.

×        WLCF Prayer Time for today – Jacob Lane and James McIntosh and families.

 


THURSDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession. Clearing out. Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Revival.  Devotion to God at WLCF.  The women.  The communities we represent.  This Body of Christ – Staff –Pastor Mario Padilla, Breann Brown and all ministries. The Servant Oversight Team.

×        Petition –Self – Power – The Power of God to flow through us. (Ac. 1:8).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 27: 33-36

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 7: 28

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – II Samuel 7: 29

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

FRIDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

§       Intercession–First Baptist Church, Pastor Scott Konitzer, Cokato, MN.

×        Missionaries (on the back). The Evangelist/Prophet/Mission Team.

×        Petition – Self – Fill us with your Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18).

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 28: 1, 2

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 24: 45, 46

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Luke 1: 29, 30

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

 

SATURDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – Victory in our spiritual warfare. WLCF – Unity, Purity, Presence,

×        Passion, Power, Revival. Converge Worldwide – Scott Ridout.

×        PLCC – Ben Frank, Roger Sutton, Diana Goodell. The Deacon Team.

×        Petition – Self – Seek God first (Mt. 6:33).

×        Lectio – I Timothy 2: 11, 12

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Luke 1: 31, 32

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.

 

SUNDAY

×        Quiet centering with God and silence before Him (2-5 minutes).

×        Confession.  Clearing out.  Adoration, praise and worship.

×        Intercession – God’s presence and the outpouring release of His Holy Spirit on us today.  Pastor Mario, Revival here at WLCF today. Revival of Christianity across the world. The Herald Oversight Team.

×        Petition – Self – Encounter God.  Hear His voice today! Open our eyes, ears, heart and mind to God, to Jesus.

×        Lectio –  All About God – Genesis 18: 1, 2

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Luke 1: 33

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.