Monday, January 25, 2010

“As One” 1-25-10

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Let Your light shine, let Your love flow through my life today. … “And when the seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem. Then Joshua, the son of Jozadak and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brethren, arose and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God” (Ezra 3:1-2, NKJV). “As one” the people came together to rebuild the altar of the Lord after generations of destruction. The leaders of the people of God “arose as one to oversee the working of the house of God” (Ezra 3:9). There is power in the principle of unity. Together they heard and obeyed the voice of God directing their steps to accomplish Your will. And when the foundation of the house of God was set in place for the building of temple, all the leaders and all the people began to shout and praise the Lord their God—the God who is good and whose mercy endures forever” (Ezra 3:10-11). At our city-wide and regional Strategic Prayer Summit this weekend, Your Holy Spirit drew us together as one from many different streams and traditions of Your Body to seek Your face and listen for Your voice. As one, Your stirred our hearts with vision to be a city known for mercy and for the Father Heart of God, a city of refuge, and a place of a pool where Your healing waters are stirred and where Your river of life flows. This is our prophetic destiny. And this is the foundation of our identity in Christ and our calling before God as a people of this region of central Kentucky around the city of Lexington. By Your grace and in Your power, my You build Your Church with apostolic leadership and prophetic revelation upon the foundation You’ve set in our hearts, with Christ alone as our Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20). Though there are many different expressions in many different local gatherings in buildings and homes and places where two or more gather together in Your name, there is only one Church in our city, in our region, and in all the earth. “There is one body and one Spirit, just (we) were called in one hope of (our) calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in(us) all” (Ephesians 4:4). And as one with You, one with each other, and one in devotion to the vision and calling You’ve set in our hearts by the leading of Your Spirit, the world will know that the Father has sent His Son to our city and region and to all the world in the love and mercy of God (John 17:20-23). You’re the God of this city and of all the earth. May our love and our lives honor You each day. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friends, thank you for covering us in your prayers for our Greater Lexington Strategic Prayer Summit, to begin this year seeking to know our calling and fulfill our destiny in our city and region. When we come together as one in the unity of the Spirit of God, there the Lord commands His blessing and releases His anointing to flow freely (Psalm 133). We experienced that this weekend and I pray the same for your city and region as the one Spirit of our one Father continues to unite the One Church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ throughout the earth in our generation, in fulfillment of Jesus' prayer (John 17). God bless you as you join as one with others in Him to seek His face and obey His voice in your life and the region He has entrusted to you with responsibility and authority in prayer. January 27-30, 2010 -The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry- Level I Come Join us for focused time of teaching, mentoring, discipleship, personal ministry, equipping, worship and prayer led by Tommy Hays and our teaching team of experienced prayer ministers. We will study and experience a Biblical perspective of the ministry of healing and wholeness of spirit, soul and body, and apply the foundational principles of the Kingdom of God for prayer ministry. The course combines dynamic classroom teaching in a small group setting with personal hands-on experience as students receive personal ministry and are guided in ministry for others. For more information or to Register On-Line for The Fountain School of Spiritual Ministry, Click Here: Information/RegisterSchoolOfMinistryLevelOne or contact Marilyn Walker at or 859-317-1591 Scholarships are available as much as possible to that all may attend. Please spread the word! If you're unable to attend, You can order the DVDs from our Level I and Level II Schools of Spiritual Ministry from our resources page: Subscribe for free by email to me at Messiah Ministries -- "Preparing the Way of the Lord ... Ministering the Healing Love of God" 2800 Tates Creek Rd; Lexington, KY 40502