Rejoice that your names are written in Heaven!
“A praying person hears the voice of God.” – Pastor Doug Kelley
Most believers feel guilty that they don’t pray enough. The Bible says that we are to pray without ceasing (1 Thess 5:17). If prayer is defined as nothing more than man talking to God, we have a problem. But true prayer is just like a telephone conversation – speaking and listening.
Famous Christian leader Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer is not an exercise, it is the life.” Missionary William Carey said, “Prayer – secret, fervent, believing prayer – lies at the root of all personal godliness.” God says that His house shall be called a “House of Prayer” (Matt 21:13).
Richard Foster says, “Certain things will happen in history if we pray rightly. We are to change the world by prayer.” John Wesley agrees, “God does nothing but in answer to prayer.” Prayer is not always fun – it is work. Our ears can be so filled with the world’s wax that we can’t hear His still, small voice.
Oftentimes, our prayers do not seem to change our circumstances. But, fervent and effectual prayer will change the person praying. I like the old song that says, “I just heard from heaven, and it’s alright now.” God solves problems, lifts burdens, changes hearts and confirms direction when we pray.
TAKEAWAY: A praying person hears the voice of God.
AWARE: It was PROPHECY.
It is becoming a REALITY soon.
Isaiah 59 (ESV)
Evil and Oppression
1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,
or his ear dull, that it cannot hear;
2 but your iniquities have made a separation
between you and your God,
and your sins have hidden his face from you
so that he does not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with blood
and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies;
your tongue mutters wickedness.
4 No one enters suit justly;
no one goes to law honestly;
they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies,
they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.
5 They hatch adders’ eggs;
they weave the spider’s web;
he who eats their eggs dies,
and from one that is crushed a viper is hatched.
6 Their webs will not serve as clothing;
men will not cover themselves with what they make.
Their works are works of iniquity,
and deeds of violence are in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil,
and they are swift to shed innocent blood;
their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
desolation and destruction are in their highways.
8 The way of peace they do not know,
and there is no justice in their paths;
they have made their roads crooked;
no one who treads on them knows peace.
9 Therefore justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not overtake us;
we hope for light, and behold, darkness,
and for brightness, but we walk in gloom.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind;
we grope like those who have no eyes;
we stumble at noon as in the twilight,
among those in full vigor we are like dead men.
11 We all growl like bears;
we moan and moan like doves;
we hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before you,
and our sins testify against us;
for our transgressions are with us,
and we know our iniquities:
13 transgressing, and denying the Lord,
and turning back from following our God,
speaking oppression and revolt,
conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.
Judgment and Redemption
14 Justice is turned back,
and righteousness stands far away;
for truth has stumbled in the public squares,
and uprightness cannot enter.
15 Truth is lacking,
and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.
The Lord saw it, and it displeased him[a]
that there was no justice.
16 He saw that there was no man,
and wondered that there was no one to intercede;
then his own arm brought him salvation,
and his righteousness upheld him.
17 He put on righteousness as a breastplate,
and a helmet of salvation on his head;
he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
and wrapped himself in zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, so will he repay,
wrath to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies;
to the coastlands he will render repayment.
19 So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west,
and his glory from the rising of the sun;
for he will come like a rushing stream,[b]
which the wind of the Lord drives.
20 “And a Redeemer will come to Zion,
to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord.
21 “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.”
PENTECOST SUNDAY (5/31/2020) we will have 3 services starting from 8am
The Lord just told me that this Sunday we will only do the preparation for next Sunday’s preaching (Pentecost Sunday) as originally planned. We’re gonna take measurements after we pass out the bags tomorrow so we can have a better view of how to set up our Church to keep everyone safe.
We are going to have 3 services – only a limited amount of friends can attend each service to maintain the 6’ apart rule, keeping safe services for the congregation on Pentecost Sunday.
How exciting! Exciting not only because the Church services can be continued, but I can hear directly from the Lord more often, more clearly each time.
4. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
5. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;
6. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Due to the emergency lockdown for the virus. we are going to temporarily stop our services.
If ANY ONE needs food, please contact me to arrange pick up some food.
For our friends at Skid Row, all the mission remain open.
Also Los Angeles is converting 42 of its recreation centers into temporary shelters for homeless residents, providing 6,000 new beds to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
In the first phase they plan to open 1,600 shelter beds at 13 recreation centers by Monday March 23, with beds provided by the American Red Cross.
Please keep praying for all people, all nations in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Jesus Knows My Name Ministry-Church without Walls
We will remain on the same schedule on Sundays:
8 – 9 am: Church Service
After 9 am: Serving food
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord your God. With all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your path.
1 Peter 1:7-9 – These trials are only to test your faith.
Philippians 1:21 – For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.