Sister Elizabeth Marie (latter rain 333 on youtube) posts here on 444prophecynews.com. Approximately one week ago, the LORD told Sister Elizabeth to use Revelation 2 and 3, the letters written to the churches in Asia, as a model for prayer. Sister Elizabeth provided a prayer she had developed in response to the LORD’s Word underneath the video speaking to the subject.
I was moved by her prayer to apply myself to the LORD’s directive and spent several days searching the Scriptures relative to the Words of admonition and commendation given by Jesus to the seven churches.7i8zm-402n7
The Revelation Prayer
IT IS WRITTEN:
Holy, holy, holy is the Great Yehovah, Creator of all that is, seen and unseen. (Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8)
Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world. Like a lamb led to slaughter, He said not a word. He bore all the sins of the entirety of human kind, from the very first to the very last. He endured separation from The Father, for our sake, and removed ALL our sins. (Revelation 5:12; Isaiah 53; Mark 15:34; Psalm 79:9)
Jesus came not to do His will, but the will of His Father who sent Him. (John 4:34)
He came as light to the world. (John 8:12; 9:5)
He came to testify to the Truth. (John 18:37)
He came to destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8)
The Spirit of the LORD was upon Him. (Isaiah 53)
He was anointed to preach good news to the poor. (Isaiah 53)
He was sent to proclaim release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind and to set free the oppressed. (Isaiah 53)
The chastisement for our peace was on Him, and by His stripes, we are healed. (Isaiah 53)
He IS the Chief Cornerstone. He is the Messiah. His Name is wonderful, counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. His Name is Yeshua. (Isaiah 28:16; 9:6)
Those whom He loves, He chastens and reproves. (Proverbs 3:12)
LORD JESUS, you have called our attention to the letters written to the seven churches in Asia. One church received an unqualified commendation. One church received commendation, but also a notice of impending trial and testing.
The remaining five churches received from You strong words of rebuke, calls to repentance, and courses of action for issue resolution.
Your church at Ephesus was exhorted to return to its first love. (devotion of commitment, love as of a bride for her groom, as Israel followed the cloud/LORD in the barren wilderness, as one holy and set apart to the LORD (Jeremiah 2:2)).
Father, cause us to remember the love and devotion we first experienced with You, the trust and faith we had in You, and cause us to re-experience the holiness we first knew when You drew near (Jeremiah 2:2)
Father, renew our passion, excitement, and eagerness to share You with others. Create in us a clear heart and renew a right spirit within us (Psalm 51:10).
Sharpen our spiritual senses, and if we are hampered by spiritual entities, in the Name of Jesus and the authority He gave His own over all the power of the enemy, I bind and cast out any and all entities impairing my ability to hear and receive Your words to me. In Jesus Name (Mark 4:9).
Father, re-order our priorities so that we constantly hold before us and cherish placement of our candle in Your presence, which characterizes intimate fellowship, as the lampstand gives light in a Holy Place and is Holy to the LORD (Exodus 40:24).
Your church at Smyrna received commendation, but also advance notice to prepare for testing by Satan; suffering, imprisonment, and death.
Father, give us help against the adversary, for deliverance by man is in vain. Through God, we shall do valiantly, and it is He who will tread down our adversaries (Psalm 60: 11, 12)
It is written that we shall not fear, for You are with us. You are our God and You will strengthen us, surely You will help us and uphold us with Your righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).
It is written that we will overcome the enemy of our spirit through the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of our testimony of our Savior, Jesus. Father, strengthen me so that I do not love my life even when faced with death (Revelation 12:11).
Father, I know that my Savior, Jesus, has overcome the world. I do not love the world because it is an enemy to You. Grant me supernatural spiritual strength so that I may overcome the world, as did my Savior, Jesus (1 John 2:16).
Father, teach me not to fear what man can do to the body, but rather to fear Him who has power to destroy body and soul in hell (Matthew 10:28).
Father, remind me ALWAYS to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).
LORD Jesus, Your church at Pergamum held fast Your Name, even in the face of the martyrdom of Your faithful servant, Antipas, but stumbling blocks had arisen from sin and error in their midst.
Father, when stumbling blocks arise, remind me that stumbling blocks are often the result of continued disobedience by Your servants. Grant me ears to hear the voice of correction of the Holy Spirit. Should stumbling blocks be placed before me, trigger heartfelt remorse and repentance in me, so that I fall on my face in humility before You (Jeremiah 6:21), seeking Your forgiveness.
Should stumbling blocks arise around me as the result of sin within the fellowship I keep, grant me Your wisdom and understanding so that I may righteously and humbly address the source of error and speak Your words of correction into the circumstances (Matthew 18; Luke 17:1).
Father, may righteousness and holiness be goals ever before me, so that I eschew all forms of immorality, whether of the body, or outside of the body (Proverbs 14:34; 1 Corinthians 6:18).
Father, the church at Thyatira was a divided fellowship. A strong Jezebel spirit had entered, planted deep roots, and flourished.
Remind me to ALWAYS and actively resist the devil, all his deeds, and to avoid even the appearance of evil (John 8:44; James 4:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).
Father, when the enemy approaches, may I be found diligent and humble before You in addressing iniquity that disrupts Your holy and sanctified places (Ezekiel 33).
Holy Spirit, remind me always to vigorously avoid the wiles of the harlot, who entices through flattery (Proverbs 7) and that it would be better to be thrown into the depths of the sea, than consort with those who lead astray (Luke 17:2).
Father, remind me to pray for those who spitefully abuse me, as my Savior Jesus did, even when enduring the agonies of the cross (Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:28).
Father, I hold fast to all the Spirit has taught me (James 5:7).
LORD Jesus, the church at Sardis was nearly dead. They were also reminded to WAKE UP and strengthen that which remains!
Today, at this very time, I know that the Spirit keeps urging the chosen to WAKE UP! Most of the chosen are asleep at their posts, as the Spirit has said. LORD, it is so very difficult to rouse those who’ve been lulled to sleep, who refuse to recognize approaching evil. It is, as our parents would have said, like talking to a brick wall. When despair overtakes me, and I grow weary of the same message repeated with no apparent affect, strengthen me, according to Your promise. Help me. Uphold me with Your righteous hand (Isaiah 41:10).
We know our adversary prowls about like a lion, looking for those to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Holy Spirit, prod us when our eyes are heavy, before we nod off, and surely before we fall asleep. Sound the clarion call regularly so that we are alert and vigilant at all times, and attend faithfully to the Father’s will (1 Thessalonians 5:8).
Holy Spirit, stir up our memories and bring to mind that we were at one time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. Never let us forget that we have been brought near by the precious blood of Jesus (Ephesians 2: 12, 13).
Father, AWAKEN all who sleep as our days are hopelessly evil. Let us not be foolish, but understand what Your will is (Ephesians 5:16, 17).
The church at Laodicea thought they had no need of God as they were wealthy and lacked nothing. LORD Jesus, you found them neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm. They were “at ease”, comfortable. LORD Jesus, you thought differently. To be “at ease” is to be in peril, as it is written: “He who is at ease holds calamity in contempt, as prepared for those whose feet slip.” (Job 12:5). How can one’s feet slip when reclining?
This is what the LORD our God says of those carelessly at ease, those not alert, who have need for nothing: “Arise, go up against a nation which is at ease, which lives securely,” declares the LORD. “It has no gates or bars; they dwell alone. “ (Jeremiah 49:31).
To be at ease is perhaps the greatest of dangers. Father, remind us incessantly of the warnings given to Israel once they obtained the land of promise: “… your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, … ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’… “It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, … you will surely perish.” (Deuteronomy 8: 14b, 17b, 19a, 19b).
Father, make us ever mindful to always pursue the fruit of the spirit, rather than material wealth (Galatians 5:22, 23).
Remind us always, Holy Spirit, that Jesus is our firm foundation (1 Corinthians 3:11; Isaiah 28:16; Psalm 118:22; 1 Peter 2: 4,5), and that fine linen, clean and white, represents the righteous acts of the chosen in the LORD (Revelation 19:8).
Remind us yet again, that Jesus is our foundation and the gifts we offer to Him are either gold, silver and precious stones or wood, hay and stubble. The precious works come through the fires of trial and testing, while the ignoble gifts are consumed by the fires of tribulation (1 Corinthians 3:12)
Father, do not pour over me a spirit of deep sleep or cover my eyes (Isaiah 29:10).
LORD Jesus, may zeal for Your house consume me! (Psalm 69:9).
Father, may we be found rejoicing in tribulation (Romans 5: 3-5), for in tribulation we share in our Savior’s sufferings (1 Peter 4:13).
The church at Philadelphia received no correction or warning regarding impending testing and tribulation. How joyous was their condition, receiving commendation from the Savior!
Father, may we ever be found as faithful priests serving You, offering up the sacrifices of the spirit acceptable in Your sight:
When we walk by faith and not by sight we are offering the sacrifice of faith (Philippians 2:17).
When we do what is right in the sight of God we are offering the sacrifices of righteousness.
(Deuteronomy 33:19; Psalm 4:5; Psalm 51:19)
When we are humbled to the knowledge of our sinfulness and mourn over our sin we are offering the sacrifice of a broken spirit. (Psalm 51:17)
When we give thanks unto God for His mercy, love and for His deliverances we are offering the sacrifice of thanksgiving. (Psalm 107:22; Psalm 116:17)
When we sing praises to his great and holy name we are offering the sacrifice of praise. (Psalm 54:6; Jeremiah 33:11; Hebrews 13:15)
When we do good in the sight of the LORD we are offering the sacrifice of doing good. (Hebrews 13:16)
When we communicate to the needs of others we are offering the sacrifice of communicating. (Hebrews 13:16; Philippians 4:14; 1 Timothy 6:18)
Father, may our petitions always include “eyes to see, and ears to hear” what the Spirit says to the churches.
As it is written, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You.” (Psalm 51:10-13)
(source : http://www.dentonpbc.org/Number7_6.htm )
All praise, glory, honor, and thanksgiving to the Father, to the only begotten Son, and to the Spirit. Amen and Amen. Even so, LORD Jesus, come quickly.
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