Monday, January 12, 2009

Tremble, Shake, and Quake in the Coming Presence of God Morning by Morning, Monday 1-12-09

Good morning, Lord Jesus. You are the Manifestation of the Love and Grace and Power of God. One with our Father, You are the Manifestation of the Father Heart of God. One with the Holy Spirit, You are the Manifestation of the Glory of Your Presence living Your life through me and all who believe and follow You. Come Holy Spirit, come live the life of Christ to the glory of the Father through me today. … "O that You would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at Your Presence -- as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil -- to make Your name known to Your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at Your Presence! When You did awesome deeds that we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your Presence!" (Isaiah 64:1-3). For days now, You've been waking me in the early morning hours before dawn, trembling and shaking with a sense of surges of Your Presence. You've been stirring me to arise in prayer, praise, and proclamation with Your heart of compassion for the people of my family and my community. What You're doing in me is a picture and declaration of what I believe You are doing in our land. All that can be shaken, will be shaken, so that only "what cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming Fire" (Hebrews 12:26-29). And by Your grace, You empowered me to lead our Strategic Prayer Summit this weekend, as You wove together a tapestry of worship and prayer for the cleansing of our land and awakening of our destiny as the body of Christ in our generation. You brought us together in the unity of Your Spirit from the diverse tribes and tongues of the streams of Your body in our city as You command Your blessing (Psalm 133:1-3). You poured out a continuing flow of Your Word and Your Spirit to us through songs and prayers, voices of many people like many waters, merging into a river of life being released through our land. You keep reminding us of the revelation of Your simple but powerful keys to revival -- humility and hunger. "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time" (1 Peter 5:6). "Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled" (Luke 6:21). As we humble ourselves by looking to You and not ourselves, praying Your promises and not our problems, choosing to live each day desperately dependent upon the power of Your grace alone for our every breath and our every need, You lift us up into Your heavenly Presence. As we hunger and thirst for more of You, burning with a passion to experience Your Presence and power to change us into Your image, You fill us with "all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:19). O, that You would rend open the heavens and come down. O, that You would rend open our hearts and come in. You've given us mighty faith to believe that You have! You've given us mighty faith to know that You are literally changing the spiritual atmosphere of our land. You are the God "who works for those who wait for Him" (Isaiah 64:4). As we have waited on You in the watches of the night and the communion of prayer, as we've waited on You to be indued with Your power from on high, You have been working to release Your word and Your will in us. Your holy fire is kindled. The water of Your Word You've poured into our spirits is rising to a boil. Your name will be known through the transformed nature of Your people, walking in Your compassion and love throughout our land, full of faith and full of Fire (John 13:35). Let us and all the people of our land tremble and quake in the glory of Your manifest Presence and the power of Your love and grace being released. Let the spiritual forces and every stronghold of darkness come down as the light of glory rises up from the heart of worship and prayer of Your people. "When You did awesome deeds we did not expect, You came down, the mountains quaked at Your Presence. From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen and any God besides You, who works for those who wait for Him" (Isaiah 64:3-4). In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Be encouraged today! In the Love of Jesus, Tommy Hays Friends, thank you for standing with us in prayer for our Greater Lexington Strategic Prayer Summit we led this weekend. Words can't describe it. But my friend Ken Lawson came and photographed it, so you can see a few glimpses here: Also my friend John Hendershot came and videotaped it, so we will have that soon as well. May the Lord do in your city all that He has done in ours and more also in these exciting days of a great revival of His Presence in our hearts and our land. And I thank all of those who have been praying with me for these first ten days of January as an offering of first fruits of this new year to the Lord. May you reap an abundant harvest for the glory of God's kingdom. Our Prayer Summit was also part of the 31 Days of January Prayer Focus for Revival in Kentucky. I'm attaching the Prayer Directives for the 24 hour Prayer Watches being carried out in all 120 Counties this month ( ). These could be easily adapted for your community and region to prayer, praise, and proclamation to prepare the way of the Lord in Your land. 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