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  

     Ahaz’s rejection is the turning point in the fortunes of the house of David. That resolute act of unfaith signaled an abandonment of God by the dynasty and opened the door for its eventual destruction. It is this which, in their view, provide the setting for the Immanuel prophecy. Although Ahaz, through his distress of God, has brought the strictly human dynasty to an end, God is still with David and Judah, as finally evidenced in the divine-human Messiah, Immanuel.

John H. Oswalt, The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 1-39, p. 209

     If something other than Christ is the reason for which we live, if we depend for our deepest joy on another other than seeing Christ, if the Better Life of Blessing is everything to us, then we’re living the Old Way.

     Then the pressure’s on. And we’re vulnerable to troubles of every description.

     But if we live the New Way, the pressure’s off. We may still experience a variety of trials, but our souls will be in line with Immanuel Agenda—God will be our God, and we will be His people.

     It’s time to feel the wind of Immanuel’s Spirit.

     In everything he wrote, John is presenting the Immanuel Agenda. From the beginning of time, God has determined to be with us. He will be our God, as we value no treasure more than knowing Him, and we will be His people, gladly clinging to Him in worship and absolute dependence no matter what happens in this life.

     The agenda is on track. God is with us now. He’s here. Not the way He’ll be here when the Holy City comes down, but He’s here to be enjoyed. Our highest calling, our deepest joy, is to celebrate His availability by drawing near to Him, not to use Him to make our lives better, but to enjoy Him for who He is.

     The New Way looks at life from God’s point of view and experiences an “immense broadening of our interests in heaven.” New Way revolutionaries fall in line gladly with the Immanuel Agenda. They understand what the old spiritual directors meant by attending to God (where He is going), abandoning ourselves to God (following wherever He leads), and union with God (enjoying Him on the journey).

     We must realize what God is doing whenever He withholds blessings we legitimately desire: He is pursuing the Immanuel Agenda. He will be with a people who value Him above every other blessing. He will create that people at the cost of His Son’s death and at the cost of being hurt every day by children who really don’t want Him except to use Him. He is allowing good dreams to shatter to arouse the better dream of knowing Him.

Larry Crabb, The Pressure’s  Off, p. 91, 123, 128 (2002)

Sunday, December 10, 2017
PRAYER TIME ALONE WITH GOD

Beloved Lord God – JESUS CHRIST in the Old Testament – Isaiah 7: 13, 14

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 Missionaries Eric & Janet Johnson in Mexico.

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

×        Scripture Reading – Ezekiel 28: 18, 19

×        Lectio – Amen – John 1: 51

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Isaiah 9: 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 – Ezekiel 28: 20, 21

×        Lectio – The Creation – Psalm 100: 4

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Isaiah 9: 3-5

×        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 28: 11-19

×        Lectio–God, the Healer–Fruit of Holy Spirit—Agape Love – I John 4: 9, 10

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Isaiah 9: 6, 7

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.     

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

×        WLCF Prayer Time for today – Linda Lewis and Marie Louis 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 28: 22, 23

×        Lectio – God’s Guidance – I Corinthians 7: 33, 34

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Matthew 4: 12-14

×        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 Andrew Lewis, Forest City, IA.

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

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

×        Scripture Reading  Ezekiel 28: 24

×        Lectio – Gospel of Matthew – Matthew 24: 50, 51

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Matthew 4: 15-17

×        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

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Luke 2: 8, 9

×        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: 13-15

×        JESUS CHRIST in the OT – Advent – Luke 2: 10-12

×        Closing prayer of reception and dedication.