"On this mountain the Lord of host will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And He will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; He will swallow up death forever" (Isaiah 25:6-8).
Mount Juneau overlooks this capitol city of Alaska, where we've been speaking and ministering the healing love and power of God for a week among the people here. There's often a thick covering of cloud embracing the tops of the mountains, with the peaks stretching up and pressing through. It makes me think of the glory of the Lord covering this land with Your Presence and promises of what is to come.
And at the same time, the enemy of our souls also tries to cover this land, with his shroud of darkness and death, with discouragement and depression. Sunday morning, You gave me a vision of encouragement to share with the people. As they lifted their faces to You in worship and lifted high their hands in praise, their outstretched arms were like the peaks of the mountains, pushing up through the enemy's shroud, breaking through and breaking free!
You lead me to declare these words from Isaiah 25 over them. And also the following verses of assurance and hope: "Then the Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of His people He will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, that He might save us. This is the Lord of whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in His salvation. For the hand of the Lord will rest on this mountain" (Isaiah 25:8-10).
Yes, Lord. Let it be so here in this place and throughout the earth. Stir up Your Spirit of worship and praise that lifts our spirits, breaks off the darkness, and open ups Your heavens over our lives. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays
Friends, thank you for your prayers for us this past week at Breakthrough Church in Juneau, Alaska (http://breakthroughalaska.com) We've seen the Lord move deeply and mightily with inner healing, deliverance, and prophetic ministry! This week we'll have some personal ministry appointments with people, along with a few days of rest. This weekend, we'll be ministering at Cowboy Church in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. Please keep us in prayer. We praise God for our great friend and intercessor, Linda Coulter who provided the way for us to come and minister in Alaska! And we praise God for you and all who cover us in prayer and support us in ministry that allow us to go where the Lord sends us.
If you would like to be part of our Interactive Intercessory Prayer Team, please send a note to Heather Butler, our Pastor of Prayer Ministries, who lives in Wales but coordinates our team through the internet: PrayerLead@Messiah-Ministries.org
Be empowered, equipped, and encouraged to fulfill your destiny in Christ!
Tommy & Sylvia Hays | Messiah Ministries
Healing from the Inside Out