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  

     This conclusion is strengthened when one recognizes the continuity not only between this person and the Servant but also between this person and the Messiah, as depicted in ch. 11. The “Spirit of the Lord” is upon the Messiah; his most potent instrument is the word of his mouth; his work is directly associated with the establishment of righteousness; and the result of his work is the exaltation of God. This synthesis of the Servant and the Messiah is of the greatest importance, and provides another example (with the use of “righteousness”) of the synthetic function of chs. 56-66 in relation to the book as a whole. How does Isaiah view the Davidic Messiah, the Ruler of the nations? As the Servant of all, as already intimated in chs. 7-12. And how does he view the crushed Servant of the Lord? As God’s anointed, who comes to destroy the enemies of God with the word of his mouth. Jesus’ appropriation of these words in Luke 4:16-21 plainly indicates that he understood himself to be the realization of the synthesis that Isaiah was describing in the Servant/Messiah. Christians in all the ages since have agreed.

     Who are the poor? Those who are so broken by life that they have no more heart to try; those who are so bound up in their various addictions that liberty and release are a cruel mirage; those who think that they will never again experience the favor of the Lord, or see his just vengeance meted out against those who have misused them; those who think that their lives hold nothing more than ashes, sackcloth, and the fainting heaviness of despair. These are they to whom the Servant/Messiah shouts “Good news!”

     Will the Servant/Messiah simply hurl words at the poor? No, for his words will accomplish what they speak of. He will gather up the broken heats and bandage them together….. But God declares a year of favor, that he will accept them in spite of their sin. That is indeed a word of comfort. Yet how can a holy God do that? The answer is the work of the Servant. God is reconciled and his people need mourn for their sins no more. Sin and death are defeated, and one day their power will finally be broken, and all mourning ended forever.

     Instead of the sin of self-exaltation that produces only devouring fire, all those who have accepted the fruits of the Servant’s self-denial are given the eternally fruitful righteousness of God. As they live they show the righteousness of God, which is both his grace to save and his power to enable righteous living. Such lives can do nothing else than demonstrate the beauty of God and thus beautify him. Here is another of the great paradoxes of this book and of the Bible: try to make ourselves mighty, and we burn ourselves up; admit ourselves helpless and doomed, and God gives us his beauty. We are made to be mirrors; when his beauty is reflected in us, we become beautiful.

John Oswalt, The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 40-66, p. 563-566 (1958)

Sunday, February 11, 2018                                                                    
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – Jesus – Isaiah 61: 1-3

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 Mary C. Larsen in the Philippines.

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

×        Scripture Reading – II Samuel 22: 40, 41

×        Lectio – Amen – John 6: 32

×        Jesus Christ in the Old Testament – Psalm 23: 1, 2

×        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 – II Samuel 22: 42, 43

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 101: 8

×        Jesus Christ in the Old Testament Psalm 23: 3

×        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  II Samuel 22: 1-43

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—Agape Love – III John 6

×        Jesus Christ in the Old Testament – Psalm 23: 4

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.     

×        Pray for the High School graduates of WLCF.  This week pray for Devinn Smith, 1998 graduate.

×        WLCF Prayer Time for today – Cindy Padilla and Lisa Perdue 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  II Samuel 22: 44, 45

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 8: 4

×        Jesus Christ in the Old Testament – Psalm 23: 5, 6

×        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 Ben Wattenphul, Thief River Falls, MN.

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

×        Scripture Reading  II Samuel 22: 46

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 25: 14

×        Jesus Christ in the Old Testament – John 10: 11-13

×        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 3: 1-7

×        Jesus Christ in the Old Testament – John 10: 14-16

×        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: 31-33

×        Jesus Christ in the Old Testament – John 10: 17, 18

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.