Jess’ Miracle

My son, Jesse Jerome Baxter, was born six weeks premature, so he had a struggle from day one. The doctor said he had been unsure whether Jess would make it through that first night because his lungs were not fully developed. However, through prayer and the diligence of the doctors and nurses, Jess did make it through those first few days. He looked so cute with his little “party hat” which was really a dixie cup that had been taped over the IV in his head to keep him from dislodging it. I was driving back and forth from home everyday to breastfeed, because the doctor felt Jess was still too small to be taken home. Our goal was 5 pounds – up a half pound from his birth weight of 4 pounds 8 ounces – the doctor had said then I could take him home.

One day when I came in to breastfeed, the nurse told me that the doctor had asked me to come by his office. When I did, the doctor informed me that there was a problem – the bones in Jess’ skull were grown together at the top of his head. He explained how the bones should have a little space between them that would allow Jess’ head to expand as he grew. I remember he said that you could even feel the ridge on the top of his head where the bones were fused together. I don’t remember much else of what he said, I was too upset after talk of brain damage, retardation and other possible effects of the bones having grown together. After leaving the doctor’s office in a daze I went back to see Jess again and felt the top of his head. Yes, it was just as the doctor had said – I could feel the ridge along the top of his head.

Distraught and crying, I called my mother and tried to explain the situation to her through my tears. My mother was a strong believer in the God of the Bible, a real prayer warrior that had prayed me through some challenging times already. She cried too at the news, but promised to ask the churches in our small Texas town to pray for Jess. Still crying, I found a place alone and prayed to the God that I had asked to save me at Vacation Bible School when I was nine years old. There had been a lot of rebellion in my life since I was nine years old, both against my parents and against God. In my teen years I thought God didn’t want me to have any fun, so I pretty much turned my back on Him to party through my high school and college years. This situation with my new baby boy was a real wakeup call though, so I asked God to forgive me for my rebellion against Him and promised that if He would take care of Jess that I would straighten up and fly right.

Jess was transported from the small hospital in Kerrville, Texas to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in San Antonio that same day while I rode in the ambulance with him. Mom arrived soon after we did and we all settled into the small hospital room for the night. The female doctor in charge of Jess said that they would start tests on Jess the next morning. Hospitals being what they are, no one slept much that night but nurses arrived early to take Jess off for the battery of tests they had scheduled for the day. I remember at one point, Mom changing Jess’ little preemie diaper which came all the way up to his armpits. For some unknown reason, Jess picked just that time of open air on his bottom to have an explosive bowel movement. Luckily, Mom was wearing a yellow and green multicolored top so no one else ever knew she had to clean baby poo off of it! Jess was so small that when his head was in the crook of my elbow his little feet fit neatly into the palm of my hand. He was just about the size of a football. Mom and I cried, prayed and visited while Jess was in for the tests, knowing that people back home were praying too.

When the doctor came by the room late that evening, she told us that they had completed the tests that they had scheduled for Jess, and they hadn’t been able to find anything wrong! “In fact”, she said, “if you feel the top of his head, you can feel the space between the bones.” I picked Jess up, cradling him in my arm while I felt the top of his head. Just as she said, I could feel the gap between the bones in the top of his little head. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but sometime between when I felt the top of his head at the hospital at Kerrville and when I felt it again in San Antonio, God worked a miracle!

Jess was discharged from the hospital with a clean bill of health and I took him home. I praise the LORD that He healed my baby boy who is now a grown man with a wife and children of his own. Never discount the power of prayer! Thank you to all those who prayed for Jess – you know who you are!

Life Changing Quotations

There are two quotations that I have come across during my life that have been truly life changing.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

– Edmund Burke

“If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?”

– Unknown

These two quotes, taken together, have often spurred me to go the extra mile, to step out, to do a little more, to stand up in the face of opposition. I determined early on to make sure that there would be plenty of evidence to convict me should I ever be accused of being a Christian.

The first quotation I heard more as “evil flourishes when good men do nothing”. Either way, it calls us to action against evil.

From a legal standpoint, assent is the presumption of agreement based on inaction. In other words, if you don’t protest your silence indicates your agreement.

So, you could look on this post as a call to action – to stand up, to vote, to protest those actions that encroach on our God given rights, justice and righteousness – and I’m speaking to myself as much as anyone else that happens to read this.

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

Alexis de Tocqueville

Prayer to End Human Trafficking

Abba, thank You that President Trump has proclaimed January 2020 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

In accord with Isaiah 49:25 “But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.” Abba, in the Name of Yahshua, I pray that You would strip off the cloak of darkness hiding any and all forms of human trafficking, that instances of and people involved in human trafficking would be highlighted in our eyes and that we might take appropriate action to end human trafficking in America and throughout the world.

Unplanned Movie coming to Uvalde!!!

The "Unplanned" movie is coming to Forum Six Theater in Uvalde, Texas!

HalleluYah! I’m so excited!  The “Unplanned” movie is coming to Uvalde!

“If you only watch one movie in theaters this year, watch this one….”

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Paul’s Four Prayers

Paul’s Four Prayers

Abba, Father of our Lord Jesus, I thank You for all my family and friends, and I ask that You give us each the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus: that the eyes of our understanding would be enlightened; that we may know the hope of His calling, the riches of the glory of His inheritance in us, the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of Your mighty power, which You wrought in Christ, when You raised Him from the dead, and set Him at Your own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church.i

And this I pray, that our love may abound more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that we may approve things that are excellent; that we may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; that we may be filled with the fruits of righteousness, by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. ii

For this cause we also ask, Abba, that we might be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, that we might walk worthy of You, being pleasing in Your sight, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of You, that we might be strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power, to all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness, giving thanks to You, Who have made us partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of Your dear Son, through Whose blood we have redemption and forgiveness of sins.iii

Abba, I ask that You grant us, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with might by Your Holy Spirit in our inner man; that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith, and that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to aspire with all saints toward the breadth, and length, and depth, and height of the love of Christ, which is beyond knowledge, that we might be filled with Your Spirit. Now all praise be to You, Abba, Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto You be all glory in the church through Christ Jesus in this time, and in all eternity.iv

i Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, (Eph 1:16-22)

ii And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. (Php 1:9-11)

iii For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Col 1:9-14)

iv That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Eph 3:16-21)

Top of the Morning Prayer

Prayer for Time, Organization and Prosperity

(TOP of the Morning Prayer)

Yahweh, You appear to me, visit me, and see what is done to me.1 You speak to me face to face, as a friend.2 I love You, obey Your voice, and cleave to You, for You are my Life and the length of my days. I dwell in the land while wisdom, understanding, peace, riches and honour are added to me.3 You order my steps and delight in my way.4 Abba, just as a child imitates his father, I imitate You, declaring Truth from Your Word, knowing that Your Word will not return void, but will be made manifest, and accomplish that which You please.5 Abba, thank You for filling me with Your Spirit in all wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and workmanship.6 You have made an everlasting covenant with me, ordered in all things and I set my house in order, doing all things decently and in order.7 I order my cause and know I shall be justified.8 I pray, Abba, that You would clothe every member of my family, my friends and my loved ones, with Your whole armour.9 I thank You, Abba, that no weapon formed against us shall prosper, and every tongue that rises against us in judgment we condemn, knowing that this is the heritage of the servants of Yahweh, and You have proclaimed that our righteousness is of You!10 I pray confusion upon the enemy and all his communications.11 I thank You that we have perfect peace because our minds are stayed on You and we trust in You.12 I thank You that all things work together for our good, because we love You and are called according to Your purpose.13 Thank You, Abba, that even our enemies make friends with us when we please You!14 Thank You, Abba, that You cause our enemies that rise up against us to be smitten before our faces: that they come out against us one way, and flee before us seven ways.15 Thank You, Abba, that as we submit ourselves to You, we resist the devil, and he flees from us!16 Thank You, Yahweh, that Your blessing is on us, because we fear You.17 We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and we prosper because we love her.18 We bless the children of Abraham and are blessed in return.19 We have cast the beam out of our own eyes and we see clearly.20

I thank You, Abba, the God of Israel, that You are blessing us indeed and enlarging our boundaries, that Your hand is with us, keeping us from evil.21 Thank You, Abba, that You make us plenteous in every work of our hands, in the fruit of our bodies, in the fruit of our livestock, in the fruit of our land, for good, and that You rejoice over us, as You rejoiced over our fathers.22 Thank You, Abba, that You give that which is good to us and our lands yield their increase. 23 Thank You, Abba, that You cause us to bring up our children in the nuture and admonition of You, to lodge strangers, to wash the feet of the saints, to relieve the afflicted, and to diligently follow every good work.24 In accord with Your Word, Abba, we love our enemies, and we bless those that curse us, we do good to them that hate us, and pray for those who despitefully use us and persecute us.25

I declare the decree26, in the name of Yahshua27, that You, Abba, perfect that which concerns us28, that You pour the water of Your Word upon us because we are thirsty for You, that You pour floods upon the dry ground, that You pour Your spirit upon our seed, and Your blessing upon our offspring29, that they spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses30, that we don’t fear for You are with us, that You gather our seed to You from the north, south, east and west, and call them Your own, that we are called by Your name and You have formed, made and created us for Your glory31; that You take away even the captives of the mighty and deliver the prey of the terrible for You contend with him that contends with us, and You save our children32, that You punish the wicked but deliver the seed of the righteous33, that You teach our children and great is the peace of our children34, that You pour out of Your Spirit upon all flesh: that our sons and our daughters prophesy, our young men see visions, and our old men dream dreams35. HalleluYah!

Thank You, Abba, that You have made us labourers together with You, that we are Your Husbandry and Your building.36 Abba, I pray that You would send others to labour with us in Your great harvest, sowing and reaping, that we might gather fruit unto life eternal and rejoice together.37 Abba, please help us to be faithful disciples of Yahshua, glorifying You and bearing much fruit, abiding as branches in Yahshua, our vine, and having Him abide in us.38 Thank You that You make our yoke easy and our burden light, that Your presence goes with us giving us rest and peace while You fight for us.39 Yahweh, Maker of heaven and earth, thank You for keeping us continually from all evil as we come and go, from this time forth and for evermore.40 HalleluYah!

Oh, Abba, please have mercy on your people in Texas and North America and the World, for we Your chosen ask to stand in the breach for them, as Moses Your chosen stood before You in the breach, to turn away Your wrath, that You did not destroy the children of Israel. 41

Oh, Yahweh, Hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Please give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses and help us to forgive those who trespass against us. Please lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory.42 HalleluYah!

In the Name of Yahshua, I forgive everyone who has sinned against me. 43 In the Name of Yahshua,44 I destroy all the works and designs of the devil45 in my life, the lives of my family and the lives of my friends, all the way down to the pit of hell.46 In the Name of Yahshua, I release the captives47 and shine light upon those in darkness and establish us in heavenly places in Yahshua.48

I pray for Your persecuted people throughout the world, that those witnessing the suffering see that Yahshua is real, I pray that food be multiplied and taste good, I pray that clothing be supplemented and provide warmth, I pray that beatings and torture not weaken but strengthen faith, I pray that the enemy not overcome, but that captors have mercy, be convicted of sin, and come to salvation. I pray that Your people and their families not despair nor be discouraged nor ashamed, but that the prisons are centers of revival, that gospel meetings are invisible to the enemy but that Your people, and those who will come to You, are drawn to the meetings. I pray that You send Your Sweet Holy Spirit to comfort and strengthen Your people, and that You send angels to minister to needs. I pray that You multiply the availability of Your Word in all those places in the world where it is scarce and that Your people treasure it and learn to use it as the Sword against the enemy. I pray that we all appropriate the Victory that Yahshua won and turn our towns, cities, counties, states, regions and countries to You!49

1 EXODUS 3:16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and [seen] that which is done to you in Egypt:

2 EXODUS 33:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.

3 DEUTERONOMY 30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, [and] that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. JOB 12:12 With the ancient [is] wisdom; and in length of days understanding. PSALMS 21:4 He asked life of thee, [and] thou gavest [it] him, [even] length of days for ever and ever. PROVERBS 3:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. PROVERBS 3:16 Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.

4 PSALMS 37:23 The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

5 1 JOHN 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. ISAIAH 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: ISAIAH 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it. 2TIMOTHY 1:10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

6 EXODUS 35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

7 2SAMUEL 23:5 Although my house [be] not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all [things], and sure: for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my] desire, although he make [it] not to grow. ISAIAH 38:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live. 1CORINTHIANS 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

8 JOB 13:18 Behold now, I have ordered [my] cause; I know that I shall be justified.

9 Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

10 ISAIAH 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.

11 Psa 35:4 Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Psa 35:26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

12 ISAIAH 26:3 Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.

13 ROMANS 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

14 Proverbes 16:7 When we please the LORD, even our enemies make friends with us.

15 Deu 28:7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

16 Jas 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

17 PSALMS 115:13 He will bless them that fear the LORD, [both] small and great.

18 PSALMS 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

19 GENESIS 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. GALATIANS 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

20 MATTHEW 7:5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

21 1CHRONICLES 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep [me] from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

22 DEUTERONOMY 30:9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:

23 PSALMS 85:12 Yea, the LORD shall give [that which is] good; and our land shall yield her increase.

24 Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 1TIMOTHY 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

25 MATTHEW 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

26 Ps 2:7 . I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

27 COLOSSIANS 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

28 Ps 138:8 The LORD will perfect [that which] concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, [endureth] for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

29 Isa 44:3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

30 Isa 44:4 And they shall spring up [as] among the grass, as willows by the water courses.

31 Isa 43:5-7 Fear not: for I [am] with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him

32 Isa 49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.

33 Pr 11:21 . [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

34 Isa 54:13 And all thy children [shall be] taught of the LORD; and great [shall be] the peace of thy children.

35 Act 2:17 And it shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour forth of my Spirit upon all flesh: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams:

36 1CORINTHIANS 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, [ye are] God’s building.

37 LUKE 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great, but the labourers [are] few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. John 4:36 And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. 37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. 38 I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.

38 JOHN 15:5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. JOHN 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

39 MATTHEW 11:30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light. EXODUS 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go [with thee], and I will give thee rest. EXODUS 14:14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

40 PSALMS 121: 1 A Song of degrees. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

41PSALMS 106:23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

42 Matthew 6:9-13 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

43 MATTHEW 6:14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

44 JOHN 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

45 1JOHN 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

46 Adapted from Ana Mendez Ferrell’s dvd “Deliverance to Captives”, see

47LUKE 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

48 EPHESIANS 2:6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:

49 Adapted from Randy Alcorn’s book “Safely Home”, see


“Worship is the most powerful warfare!” – Sharon Denny, San Antonio Regional Director of Texas Apostolic Prayer Network (TXAPN)

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YouTube Playlist

Here is a playlist of a few of my current favorites.  On a prayer call one morning, someone mentioned the song “Rend” by Eddie James.  It sounded intriguing to me, so I looked it up and fell in love with it immediately.  Another song on the same album, though, “Awakening” I feel is God’s call to the church right now.  My grandchildren will attest I love to get in the car and turn it up loud!

So, I encourage you, find some of your favorites on YouTube and turn up the Worship and watch God show up!

You sit as the Holy One. The praises of Israel are your throne.  Psalms 22:3 NCV



The Source of Power

It seems there has been a lot of resistance to the so called “New Apostolic Reformation” and the operation of the gifts, sometimes called the “Charismatic Movement.”  Some people even question the source of gifts such as speaking in tongues, alleging that the manifestations are from the devil or demons.  I think this is a dangerous position in light of Jesus’ warning about blasphemy of the Holy Spirit:

Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.  32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
So, if the gift being displayed IS from God through the Holy Spirit, then the voices defaming those gifts may be guilty of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

The other morning while listening to the Daily Audio Bible I felt like the LORD showed me the answer to this issue.  In Exodus 7, God specifically gave Moses and Aaron the sign of having their rod turn into a serpent to confirm that they were sent by God to speak to Pharaoh.  However, after seeing this sign from God, Pharaoh’s magicians were also able to perform the same sign – they threw down their rods and they also became serpents.  Did Pharaoh’s magicians receive this power and authority from God?  No, the Bible says they did it by enchantments.  But, here’s the important part, Moses and Aaron definitely did receive their power and authority to perform this sign from God.  The Bible specifically says so.  This clearly shows that there were two sources of power that manifested a sign that appeared identical to the watchers.  So, how do we know the source of power enabling someone to speak in tongues or manifest another gift or sign?  It seems simple to me in light of:

Matthew 7:9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?  10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
If I ask God to give me the gift of speaking in tongues, then by faith I accept that I receive that gift from Him.  I trust Him to give me good things and not evil.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Of course, in all things we should search the scriptures to verify whether something lines up with the Word of God or not.  This is why it is so important for us to read the Bible, so we can discern truth from lies in all that comes before us to be judged.
May God bless you and keep us all in His Way, Truth and Life!

Praise for Answered Prayer – Thank You, Abba!

My daughter (Cody Rae Esser @maneattractions_bycodyrae) recently moved to Colorado where she has started working in a salon named “Peace. Love. Hair.”. A week or so ago, she called and ask me to pray for new clients for her, since she knows very few people in that area. I remembered years ago my Aunt Sue praying the “Prayer for the Success of a Business” from the “Prayers that Avail Much” book. So, I bought the Kindle commemorative edition of “Prayers that Avail Much” and began to pray the “Prayer for the Success of a Business” for her, myself and others in our family that have businesses.

I was so excited when she called me a couple of days ago to tell me what has happened. One of the stylists in the salon found out she is pregnant and has decided to become a stay at home mom. The owner of the salon said that they would divide her clients between Cody and another girl who started work at Peace. Love. Hair. the same day.

HalleluYah! God is so good! Only He can work things out like this – a win, win, win situation for all involved! Thank You, Abba, for hearing and answering our prayers!

Why I Don’t Go to Church in December

Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen… For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go….there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. (taken from Jer 10:1-6 KJV)

Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God. When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
(Deu 12:28-32 KJV)

And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders of Judah sat before me, that the hand of the Lord GOD fell there upon me. Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of fire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the colour of amber. And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain. Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD’S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them. (Eze 8:1-18 KJV)

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: (Rev 9:20 KJV)

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are MY FEASTS.
(Lev 23:1-2 KJV)

So, why should we celebrate pagan holidays to the LORD, when He gave us HIS HOLY-DAYS – holidays???  Personally, I just have a real problem going in to praise and worship the ONE TRUE GOD when that green idol is on the front stage…

How It All Got Started

Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes during the festive season with pine, spruce, and fir trees, ancient peoples hung evergreen boughs over their doors and windows. In many countries it was believed that evergreens would keep away witches, ghosts, evil spirits, and illness.

In the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year falls on December 21 or December 22 and is called the winter solstice. Many ancient people believed that the sun was a god and that winter came every year because the sun god had become sick and weak. They celebrated the solstice because it meant that at last the sun god would begin to get well. Evergreen boughs reminded them of all the green plants that would grow again when the sun god was strong and summer would return.

The ancient Egyptians worshipped a god called Ra, who had the head of a hawk and wore the sun as a blazing disk in his crown. At the solstice, when Ra began to recover from the illness, the Egyptians filled their homes with green palm rushes which symbolized for them the triumph of life over death.

 There is loads of information on the internet about the pagan history of the tree and Christmas… do your own research and see what you come up with!
Blessings to all as sweet Holy Spirit leads us into all truth!

Prayer in the Courts of Heaven

Father, I ask to enter the Courts of Heaven now, please teach me to speak and pray as I ought.1

Honorable Judge, I now repent for myself, my spouses,2 our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants and our extended families:

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all words spoken by ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word,3 or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,4

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all thoughts and intents of heart of ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word, or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all deeds committed by ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word, or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,

  • I repent of, and plead the Blood of Yahshua over, any and all sins connected to the heritage of ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families in contradiction to the letter or the Spirit of Your Word, or in contradiction to our destinies as written in Your Book,

I pray that all of these sins be covered by the Blood of Yahshua and totally washed away5 and remitted. I pray that these sins would no longer be legal grounds for the Adversary to attack or accuse ourselves, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and our extended families. I pray that Your Holy Spirit would lead us, our spouses, our ancestors all the way back to Adam, our descendants, and all of our extended families, into all Truth, Salvation and Deliverance from all the schemes, snares, traps, plots and plans of the Adversary. I pray that the Adversary be required to repay sevenfold6 all that he or his agents have stolen from us or our families in the past. I pray that we would all operate in Your Purpose, Your Promises and Your Provision. That we would each fulfill the  destiny that You have created for us and written in Your Book,7 that any and all obstacles created by the Adversary or his agents to deter, delay, or prevent our fulfilling the destiny that You have created for us be taken out of the way.

Supreme Judge of All, I pray that You would find in my favor, and grant me my petition, and any and all other and further relief as You find to be just in the circumstances.8

1 Exo 4:12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say. KJV

2 Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

3 Rom 7:6 But now we have been released from the Law and its penalty, having died [through Christ] to that by which we were held captive, so that we serve [God] in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter [of the Law]. AMP

4 Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.

5 Psa 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our sins from us. GNB

6 Pro 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.

7 Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them.

8 Luk 18:7 Now, will God not judge in favor of his own people who cry to him day and night for help? Will he be slow to help them? GNB

Inspiration for Prayer!

Dear Friends,I was reading this morning in the book “Unlocking the Miraculous Through Faith and Prayer” by Daniel Kolenda. I was really inspired by this section:

The year was 1919. My great grandfather had immigrated to America eleven years earlier and settled in the city of Pigeon, Michigan, where he pastored a German church that had grown from small meetings in his rural home. Growing up, I often heard the story of Matis Nagi, whose testimony had left an indelible impression on the minds of all who knew him. His wife was a faithful member of my grandfather’s congregation, but darkness lived in the heart of Matis that set him at odds with God and the church which he hated passionately.

From time to time, a strange power would come over him and he would be driven to do bizarre things. He was known to throw himself down from the loft of his barn headfirst without harm. It was apparent to everyone that demonic activity was at work in his life, and many times the church leaders warned him to no avail. My Uncle John said that he had told Matis, “The way you have chosen will lead you to destruction. You are in danger of being possessed by the devil fully. Stop this and humble yourself before God so you can receive help.” But he would not listen.

One evening after an argument, in a fit of rage, Matis gave himself over to the power that had been influencing him for so long. All the events to follow would be completely blocked from his memory, as the demonic power possessed him completely.

Mrs. Nagi had gone to the city to shop and when she returned at dusk on her horse-drawn wagon, she could see the silhouette of her husband standing on the porch in the shadows holding an axe in his hands. As she drew closer, a feeling of uneasiness came over her. Something was not right. Her anxiety turned to terror when she saw that her husband was covered in blood and his eyes were hollow and empty. She immediately rode away to the house of my grandfather.

Come quickly,” she pleaded. When Matis saw my grandfather and the elders of the church approaching the house, he began to cry out in fear. He was mumbling cryptic phrases about how he saw them as being covered in red and could not come near them. And then in a moment, he ran away and disappeared into the forest. Together Mrs. Nagi and the elders entered the house where they made the grizzly discovery. Matis had brutally murdered his mother and three children in cold blood.

The news of the grizzly act spread like wildfire through the small farming community, which was gripped by terror. Farmers would accompany their wives to the barns to milk the cows and would not go into the fields to work for fear of the deranged demoniac that lurked in the woods.

Sometime later, the police finally apprehended Matis and took him to the jail, but he was so violent and uncontrollable that he had to be isolated in a cell by himself. Inside the jail, he tore all his clothes off and sat naked. He shouted terribly in his sleep and had to be prevented from killing himself.

The judge determined that he was so thoroughly insane that he was not fit to stand trial, so he was committed to an insane asylum a hundred miles away in Pontiac, Michigan.

The doctor sent word to Mrs. Nagi that her husband was incurably sick and that his condition was worsening each day. He feared that her husband would soon die and said that she should come immediately.

It was a very trying time for the believers in my grandfather’s church, and when my Uncle John arrived at the memorial service, he was met by Mrs. Nagi who said, “How sad it is that I have been robbed of my beloved children – the saddest of all is that my husband has become the prey of Satan and Satan is the victor.”

No, Sister Nagi,” he said, “ Satan is not the victor! This seeming victory is only temporary. There is no doubt that the grandma who loved the Savior is now safe with Him. The same applies to the little children. And concerning your husband, there is hope to wrestle him from the power of Satan through prayer and faith. This we will do in the name of Jesus.”

The congregation shook themselves out of their despair and set themselves to pray. My Uncle John later wrote, “We all fell on our knees and prayed with fevor to God that He might destroy all attempts of Satan that even this tragedy will turn to triumph and that He also might deliver the possessed one from the power of Satan. Heaven seemed to open up for us. We were filled with a holy joy and with courage of faith so that we commanded the demonic spirits to disappear and to leave the possessed one in the name of Jesus. I remember very well how I was filled with a Holy Spirit given assurance of faith, and I shouted to the praying belivers, ‘Brothers and Sisters, it is finished! God has listened to our prayer. We can proclaim by faith that the possessed one is delivered.’”

It was my Uncle John who went to visit Matis in the asylum. Upon arrival, he was escorted to the office of the head physician, Dr. Christian. The doctor was silent for awhile and then he said, “I do not understand this case. Three days ago I wrote a letter to the wife of this man and explained to her that according to our tests her husband was incurably sick and probably would not live much longer. Yesterday morning a change took place, and it is so radical that his condition seems to be completely normal. Well, whatever this is,” he said, “it seems that a miracle has happened here.”

Dr. Christian rang the bell for a guard who escorted Uncle John to the visiting room. After a few minutes, Matis was ushered in. When he saw Uncle John, he rushed up to him, “Please tell me what has happened!” he begged, “I cannot believe what these people have told me!” The previous day, when Matis had suddenly and instantly come to his senses, he had no recollection of any of the events that had transpired. As Uncle John told him the whole story, Matis broke down and sobbed, overwhelmed with grief. He had loved his children very much and had been especially close to his dear elderly mother. “O Lord, have mercy on me… a sinner!” he cried. “I am the worst man who exists!”

It’s difficult to see how a story like this could have a happy ending, but God in His incredible mercy has a way of bringing triumph out of even the worst of tragedies. Matis had been used by Satan as a tool of destruction, and he would live with the unimaginable pain of this knowledge for the rest of his life. But through the power of prayer, Jesus broke the chains off of his mind like the demoniac of Gadara and set this captive free. Through the miraculous deliverance, something had changed in Matis’ spirit. He repented of his rebellion, surrendered to Jesus Christ, and became a true child of God. Not only was he delivered of demonic possession, but he was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit.

The doctors found this dramatic recovery so unbelievable that they were compelled to keep him in the asylum for more than a year under careful observation before giving him a clean bill of health. He was released and lived the rest of his days with his family as a faithful follower of Jesus – a changed man.

Uncle John recalled that more than 20 years later when passing through Detroit, he was preaching in a particular church and the believers were asked to testify of what the Lord had done in their lives. A little elderly man stood up and said, “If anyone has a reason to praise the Lord it is me.” It was Matis, now old and grey. He had lived many years with the regret of his past, but he was overflowing with thankfulness to the God who had shown him such incredible mercy.

With tears streaming down his face, he began to quote, “Psa 40:2-3 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. (3) And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

After reading this story, I began to think about what if they had prayed before Matis had committed the atrocities. Surely God would still have answered their fervent prayers!

I want to pray for our loved ones (and ourselves) for breaking of any addictions that the enemy is using in our lives to keep us from the perfect will of God. Let us pray fervently this personalized verse that Matis confessed:

(Psa 40:2-3) LORD, please bring us up also out of this horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set our feet upon that Rock, and establish our goings. Please put a new song in our mouths, even praise unto You, LORD, that many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in You, LORD!

Here is our assurance of God’s answer to our prayers:

1Jn 5:14-16 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us: (15) And if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him. (16) If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and He shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.


Prayer for Redemption, Restoration and Rejuvenation of Texas

We plead the Blood of Yahshua over all the land of Texas – the Blood of Yahshua that purchased remission of sins. It is written that there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood,1 but the Blood of Yahshua was shed for the remission of sin.2 It is also written that whatsoever sins we retain, they are retained, and whatever sins we remit, they are remitted.3 Now therefore, we remit any and all sins committed in Texas. We plead the Blood of Yahshua over those sins and they are remitted, therefore we decree and declare Redemption over all of the land, creatures, soil, and plants in Texas. We decree and declare Restoration back to the original DNA of creation for all the land, creatures, soil and plants in Texas. We decree and declare that the mutations, corruptions, and perversions of this DNA is annulled. We decree and declare Rejuvenation over all the land of Texas: the bringing forth of new life, new perfect life in accord with original creation DNA. We decree and declare Rejuvenation of the land back to original creation blessedness in the name of Yahshua.4 I have power of attorney to speak in the name of Yahshua5 and I decree and declare in the name of Yahshua that it be done! HalleluYah!



1 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22 KJV)


2 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29 KJV)


3 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.(John 20:22-23 KJV)


4 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9-11 KJV)


5 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. (John 14:12-14 KJV)


Download a PDF copy of this prayer here:  Prayer for Redemption Restoration and Rejuvenation of Texas

Challange to Athiests

I woke up about 3 am this morning with this scenario going around in my head: talking to an atheist and saying, “Do you really not believe that God exists, or do you just not want to admit that He has the Authority to say what is right and wrong?”  The atheist strongly restates that there is no God and I reply, “OK, if there is no God, then I challenge you to say these words, ‘God if You really exist, please reveal Yourself to me‘.”  The atheist protests and I continue, “Well, if there really is no God, then saying that is just dead words in the air, nothing will happen.”  Further protests from the atheist.  I reply, “Your reluctance to say that phrase belies your statements that you don’t believe God exists, and leads me to think that you are afraid to challenge this God whom you don’t believe exists.”

Then this song from Newsboys – God’s Not Dead – keeps going around in my head.  HalleluYah!  We serve the One, True, Living God!

A Prayer for Our Country

I set my face unto You, oh Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fastings.  Oh Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love You, and to them that keep Your commandments, we have sinned, and we have committed iniquity, and we have done wickedly, and we have rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.  We have not listened to Your servants, which have spoken in Your name to our government officials and to all of us.  Oh Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but we are embarrassed before You because of our trespasses that we have trespassed against You, Oh Lord.   We are shamed before You, Oh Lord, because we have sinned against You.  Oh Lord our God, to You belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against You and not obeyed Your voice, to walk in Your ways, which You set before us by Your servants the prophets.  Yes, Lord, we have all transgressed Your law, by not obeying Your voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, because we have sinned against You.   You have confirmed Your Word by bringing upon us all this evil,  yet we have not made our prayer before You, our LORD and our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Your Truth.  You are righteous, oh LORD our God in all Your works which You do,  for we have not obeyed Your voice.  And now, O Lord our God, that brought our fathers into this good land with many mighty miracles, formerly published abroad, we confess that we have sinned, and we have done wickedly.  Oh Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I beseech You, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from our people, our towns, cities, counties, states and nations.  Now therefore, Oh Lord our God, hear our prayers, and our supplications, and cause Your face to shine again upon our land, now dry and desolate.  Oh my God, incline Your ear, and hear; open Your eyes, and see our desolations, and the land You once blessed.  We do not present our supplications before You because we are righteous, but because Your mercy is great.  Oh Lord, hear our prayers!  Oh Lord, forgive us!  Oh Lord, please help us to turn from our wicked ways and seek Your face that You may have mercy on us and heal our land!  Please make us a lighthouse to the world again!”

(This prayer is taken from Daniel chapter 9.)

My Mom Was A Prayer Warrior

(and probably still is!)

I want to share a song with you.  The name of it is “Prayer Warrior” and it is sung by the Prices.  I don’t remember the ladies first names, and I can’t find it anywhere online, so I am posting it here so that it can bless you as it has me.


Prayer Warrior from

Prayer Warrior from

I remember many times when my mother was on this earth and I would get up in the morning to find her with her Bible in her lap praying.  The “Prayer Warrior” song touched me so much because of her!  When I was younger and in rebellion, I didn’t realize what I was spared because of her prayers.  I realize a little now.  I will know more in heaven.  The first time I heard the song above, I cried my eyes out.  It was about her.  She was my prayer warrior.  She stood in the gap for me and many others.

Now, as I attempt to take up the mantle that she has passed on to me, I am humbled by the godly heritage that God has blessed me with.  She was so faithful!  I miss her so much and I am so looking forward to seeing her again in heaven!

Please help, me, Abba Father, to be faithful in prayer like my mother!

My Impression of the Throne

Years ago, I think it was about 2008, I was in my closet at the ranch in South Texas. Listening to a audio by Patricia King about the “Throne Zone” had inspired me to start a study in the Word of God about the Throne of God.  As I was reading the scriptures and meditating on them I had a mental picture of this star sapphire, but unlike the picture here instead of a star it was a cross, and the cross was made up of two galaxies, one vertical and one horizontal, similar to the ones here, but they were each spinning.  At the intersection of the cross, Yahshua sat on a fiery throne wearing a white robe.  I felt the spinning galaxy-cross was an eternal memorial to the death of Yahshua on the cross to save us.  (See Exo 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. and Eze 10:1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne. )



Blue Star Sapphire Stone

Blue Star Sapphire Stone

Horizontal Spinning Galaxy
Horizontal Spinning Galaxy

Bible Passages on Heaven and the Throne

 Revelation 4 & 5

After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.  (Rev 4:1-11)

And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.  (Rev 5:1-14)

Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  (Isa 6:1-8)

Daniel 7

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.  (Dan 7:9-10)

Exodus 24

Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.  (Exo 24:9-10)


The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him. And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass. And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies. And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went. As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning. Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above. And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let down their wings. And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.  (Eze 1:3-28)

Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.  (Eze 10:1)


References to Thrones in the Bible

Moreover the king [Solomon] made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold. The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays. And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.  (1Ki 10:18-20)

1Ki 22:19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.

 1Ch 17:12 He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his [Yahshua’s] throne for ever.

 1Ch 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I [will be] his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

 2Ch 9:8 Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, [to be] king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

 Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays: And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom.  (2Ch 9:17-19)

 2Ch 23:20 And he took the captains of hundreds, and the nobles, and the governors of the people, and all the people of the land, and brought down the king from the house of the LORD: and they came through the high gate into the king’s house, and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.

 Jb 26:9 He holdeth back the face of his throne, [and] spreadeth his cloud upon it.

 Jb 36:7 He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings [are they] on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.

Ps 9:4 For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

 Ps 45:6 . Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom [is] a right sceptre.

 Ps 89:14 Justice and judgment [are] the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

 Ps 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

 Ps 97:2 Clouds and darkness [are] round about him: righteousness and judgment [are] the habitation of his throne.

Ps 103:19 . The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

Ps 132:12 If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore.

The Fire of God’s Love!

Wow!  I just watched an awesome video this morning, so I’m going to share it with you!

One really neat thing about this video, to me, is that it is an explanation and confirmation from God of my post on April 2.  I now understand that the “golden river” that I saw flowing was a river of the Fire of God’s Love!  If you watch the video above, Patricia talks about the Man of Fire (Jesus/Yahshua) in Daniel 7 and how a river of fire flowed from Him, and how we can also have that river of fire flowing from us!  Whoohoo!  Thank You, Father!  That was just what I needed this morning!  All praise and glory be to our Father and God.  HalleluYah!  I pray this blesses you as it has me!

Dan 7:9-10a I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him….

By the way, Patricia has lots of awesome videos, audios and other resources posted at

Patricia King

Patricia King of XP Media

Why So Dry?

Why No Rain?

Why No Rain?

This was in my daily Bible reading this morning:

And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the LORD’S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.  (Deu 11:13-17)

Notice that if we are deceived into worshipping other gods, God will shut up heaven and not give us rain.

Satan / Lucifer / the devil is a liar and one of his main tactics is deception.  Think about it – if he just said, “Hey, all you people, just come follow me and let’s all go into the lake of fire together!”  he probably wouldn’t have many takers.  But he doesn’t do that, he deceives people into following him instead of God.

Pro 26:2  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

The Bible says that the curse does not come without cause, and no rain is definitely part of the curse.  So, if we are experiencing lack of rain, which is part of the curse, then we need to find the cause.

Have we been deceived into worshipping other gods, and is God not giving us rain because of that?