Saturday, April 28, 2018

Open Heaven Key: Personal Gain vs Selfless Giving

Lord, we want to pray Your heart and think Your thoughts regarding Waterford. We want heaven to open. How do we open heaven over this community? Where is the gate and the keys that open the gate? 

Years ago, a couple in Waterford owned a plot of land and sold it. Then they sold it again even though they no longer owned it. They defrauded this second buyer by selling them something they didn't own. Lord we repent on behalf of this community for those who have used others for personal gain. Whether it is fraud, thievery, prostitution, addiction, or any way people were taken advantage of or even deceived. Whether it is in the church, the government, businesses or families, anyone using other people for financial gain, prestige, honor, or even preferential treatment. This is not the way of love. Love is giving, humility, honoring our brother above ourselves.

Father, we repent on behalf of all of these kinds of things that have gone on in the township. Anyone in this community who has used others for personal gain in any way and for any reason. Please forgive this community for using and abusing others. For being selfish whether they are Christian or not. In Jesus' name, please forgive and wash and cleanse this community with the blood of Jesus, cancelling any legal right the enemy has had against us because of what has gone on.

Holy Father, we ask for a verdict--for a not guilty verdict, an acquittal of the charges the enemy has held against us because of those who have tried to gain honor or manipulate, deceptively or otherwise. Let the blood of Jesus speak on our behalf. We ask for mercy and grace. We thank You for Jesus who died on our behalf so we could become righteous.

As You forgive and Your blood washes and cleanses, we ask that the hearts of the people are stirred and they respond to Your love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. That they come to know You and a desire for righteousness rises up within them. That they seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness.

Manipulation through guilt and fear will be stopped. We pray Lord that the offenders come to a point of salvation in You and repentance, receiving Your forgiveness. That they see what has happened and have a repentant heart. We release Your forgiveness so that this type of thing is not allowed to happen any longer in the community. Whatever evil influence has caused others to operate in these evil ways-- enslaving and using others--is stopped in Jesus' Name.

We pray that a loving, giving, selfless spirit rises up instead. One that wants to give and see growth of others. That the people rejoice in the success of others. That they are no longer jealous and envious which would cause them to desire what others have, or what they don't have. We release a loving, giving spirit. One that rejoices at others success, one that is not envious.

We thank You Father for showing us these things, for showing us what needs to be done. The key of love and selflessness, where we rejoice with others when things go well with them. Instead of being jealous, we rejoice in their success. We will do what we can to help others succeed and flourish in their garden. We want to see the success of everyone in this community. We want to see them fulfill their destiny. We will not give place to bitterness, envy, jealousy or strife, which opens the door to confusion and evil works. We want the Spirit of the living God to flow through this community.

Send Your Holy Spirit and Your angelic heavenly host to influence people and stir up their desire to love, give, and rejoice in the success of others. 

You are so good to us. 

We want to be Your bond-servants. One who chooses to be enslaved to You, our Master. We desire you and Your ways. We enslave ourselves to You.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John,  Revelation 1:1

God gave the revelation of Jesus Christ to Him--to Jesus--so He could give it to His bond-servants. This is the revelation of what would happen at the end of this age. As His bond-servants, He wants us to know what will happen at the end of this age. The book of Revelation starts and ends with this. The last chapter of Revelation says the same thing.
And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place. Revelation 22:6
To show His bond-servants the things which must take place.

A revelation of Jesus, and things concerning our current time period, is revealed to His bond-servants. We become His bond-servants when we choose to serve Him and align ourselves with His commands and His Word. As He reveals things to us, such as rejoicing in others' success and not being jealous or taking advantage of others, we are keeping the words He has given and revealed. Lord, we choose to commit to Your Word, to live by it, and align ourselves with it--written or prophetic. 

We want to know You. We don't just want to know about You. We want to know You. We want to be a bond-servant, not one who just learns of You historically. We want a current, living relationship with You. Let us know You intimately. This revelation of You is an intimate relationship with You. We want to reflect Your image to this community. We want the heaven's opened and Your face to shine on this community. We want to get to know You more and more each day. We want the clouds to be pushed back so people see Your goodness and glory and the glory of Jesus. We thank You for these truths.

We want to serve You from our heart. We don't want to be fake. We want to be sincere. Not put on an outward show to impress anyone, but love and embrace Your ways from the heart sincerely. Thank You for Your sweet presence, Your love, and mercy.

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