The following are words given by participants at the streamed meeting. Just a reminder that 1 Corinthians 14:29 says that "Two or three prophets should speak, and the others weigh carefully what is said." 1 Thess 5:19-21 tells us not to despise prophecies, but to test everything and retain what is good.
At beginning of meeting John 15:16 - "I have chosen you from the world," says the Lord, "to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last."
Prophecy - I felt the Father say these words: "The Holy Spirit is here, my people. Do not ignore him. He wants you to use him. Ask anything from him. My Son left him for you to do greater things than he did. Do not shut him out. Release my Spirit to show love, to do my will, for my miracles, for my teachings and my prophecies. You need him in these days, my children. He is all you need. Use his power. I love you."
Jesus is always there for us.
Scripture Reading Psalm 91:14-16 - "God says, 'I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord. When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them. I will rescue them and honor them. I will reward them with long life; I will save them.'"
Scripture Reading Psalm 67:1-7 - "May God be gracious to us and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us - that your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; for you judge the people with equity and guide the nations among earth. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you. The earth has yielded its increase; God, O God, has blessed us. May God continue to bless us, let all the ends of the earth revere him."
Confirmation - Joan confirmed the reading from Psalm 91 as she had the same reading.
Scripture Reading Luke 12:22-26 - "He said to his disciples, 'Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life and what you will eat, or about your body and what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Notice the ravens: they do not sow or reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn; yet God feeds them. How much more important are you than birds! Can any of you by worrying add a moment in your life-span? If even the smallest things are beyond your own control, why are you anxious about the rest?'"
Scripture Reading 3 John 1:2-6 - "Beloved, I hope you are prospering in every respect and are in good health, just as your soul is prospering. I rejoiced greatly when some of the brothers came and testified to how truly you walk in the truth. Nothing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Beloved, you are faithful in all you do for the brothers, especially for strangers; they have testified to your love before the church. Please help them in a way worthy of God to continue their journey."
Scripture Reading 1 Thess 5:15-18 - See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Song lyric - "Alone with none but Thee, our God, we journey on our way. Alone with none but Thee, our God, we journey on our way. What need we fear when Thou art near, when Thou art near, O King of night and day?"
Scripture Reading Acts 1:8 - "You'll receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth."
Prophecy - "I am God the Father and this night I have come to dwell among you, my children. I've come to give you my peace, the peace that the world does not understand. And when I am with you, there is nothing you need to be afraid of. My peace is enough for you for you know I will do all things rightly."
Prophecy - "My little ones, do you see the host of angels, the choirs of angels? Did you see them singing with you? My little ones, you are so precious, so beautiful, so holy. You are one with all the saints. Yes, I have called each one of you to be a saint, and my little ones, you are well on the way. Did you see the tongues of fire on your head? Do you know what that is? Do you know what happened when I did that for the apostles? My Spirit came upon them, and they went out to preach the good news. Thousands were converted that day. Thousands saw the power of my Spirit among them. My little ones, I have empowered you with my Spirit. I want to work miracles through you. I've told you over and over and over again that you are my hands and my feet and my mouthpiece. Let me use you. I promise that everyone that you speak my word to, will be renewed in their spirit. I will touch the hearts of all people that you come with, that you speak my word to, that you touch. This is a new era, my little ones, and I have never poured out my Spirit as much as I am in these days. My Spirit, my power, my love is in you and will flow through you. You must believe that you are my hands, my feet and my mouthpiece. Do not be afraid to pray for miracles. Do not be afraid to pray for deliverance. My sheep so need shepherds. Please, my little ones, please let me use you. If not you, who then? Who can I call upon? I chose you from the very beginning. I have prepared you. I have given you everything you need. Use your gifts and do not doubt. Speak my word. It has power to heal, to deliver, to free my people. Go, go to who I send you. Go and bring my love, my healing, my blessing. Go, my little one. Be obedient and you will see miracle after miracle after miracle. I have prepared you. Do not be afraid. I love you, my little one, my chosen one. I bless you and I thank you for your praises. I thank you that you are constantly in my presence. I thank you for who you have become. You have become more and more like me. Thank you, my little one. Bless you."
Cathy Stayne spoke on "Releasing Blessings", releasing God's blessings into our situation. Our simple prayers can obtain unbelievable results because the Holy Spirit prays in us. We do an inch, God does a mile. Nothing happens without hope. Fr. Chris O'Donnell, a Carmelite priest, says that God never says, "No." He says, "Yes", "Later", or, "Actually, I have something better for you." Keep your hope alive. God has good things for his children. Matthew 7:7 - "Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be opened unto you. For everyone who asks, receives; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. What man among you, if his son asks for bread will give him a stone, or if he asks for a fish will give him a serpent?" Luke 11:12 - "If you ask for an egg, will you be given a scorpion? If you then who are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven will give good things to those who ask? Explanation: A pale scorpion in that region, when it draws up its claws and its legs and brings over its tail, looks like an egg. Why would God send you something that looks good, but actually could be dangerous? Five keys to successful releasing God's blessings: 1) Need to have clarity or a sense of what you're asking for. Discerning between two good things, God will reveal it to you and he will explain it to you along the way. 2) God's answer - Might be better than our plan. He only wants good for you. 3) Thanksgiving - Leave results to God. Practice abandonment. 4) Perseverance - Pray with hope. Scripture Readings: Widow kept coming back to the unjust judge who in the end gave in to her. The other Scripture passage is about the unexpected guest arriving and the host goes to a neighbor at night to borrow bread. He will eventually give the bread because of the host's persistence. 5) Results/Evidence - God answers all our prayers. A good way to see this in your life is to have a book and write all your prayer requests in there. When they are answered, tick the requests off. There is the proof that God answers prayers. This gives us hope.
Richard gave praise to God. His laser treatment on the second eye this week went well. Also, today was his second follow-up appointment at the cancer clinic (7 months after lymph node biopsy) and all the blood work was very good.
Last week, we prayed for Carolyn. Maria K. said that already a miracle has happened. Carolyn is responding to her family. Her seizures have stopped. She is peaceful, joyful. Thank you, Lord! Maria has asked that we continue to pray for the healing to be completed.
Helen had her knee surgery, and her recovery is coming very well. On her two-week check-up, the worker was very surprised that she did not experience any sharp pain. "Amazing," she said. Helen knows that was the power of prayer, for so many people were praying for her. She thanked everyone for their prayers. God is good!
Loree mentioned a while back that his eyes were going off a little bit. He said that God does hear our prayers and he does love us so much and wants to move in our lives. He now has a report that his eyes are quite good. This is for his driver's license.
Last week, Patt asked for prayers that her grandchildren would be allowed to go to Sunday School. Patt was excited to report that her daughter-in-law did get in touch with the Sunday School. She allowed the children to attend their first session on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The daughter-in-law said that she will wait and see what happens. Patt could not believe this, and she thinks this is so wonderful. Patt told her daughter-in-law that she was going to be at the Wednesday evening prayer meeting and that we have prayed two times for this to happen. Patt knows that this will impress her; like what on earth is this all about? She also told her that Jesus hears.