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MIRACLE IN SPRINGFIELD, IL. ON NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER 2013!

GOD SHOWS WHO CONTROLS THE HEAVENS!

Jesus parted the Red Sea for Moses 3500 years ago, and today, the LORD Himself did not stop an annoying rainstorm. He literally sent the rain again around Springfield, Illinois to the North and East…and the snow and ice over to the North West up the state of Illinois into Wisconsin!

This is another Miraculous answer to intense praying for days. While there were several days of sunshine leading up to our outdoor National Day of Prayer Worship Service on the main steps of the Illinois State Capitol, the forecast and weather radar were devastating for our meticulously planned city wide event. As the Lord brought out the hot bright sunshine, He emphasized His Presence by a huge rainbow at the north eastern end of the city – right outside Riverton, Il!  The obvious grace and mercy shown His people day led to the largest National Day of Prayer event in this city, and the most spirit-led, anointed and Holy Spirit inspired in my 8 years of leading it.

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Pastor Steve Nordyke, iWorship Center

Here are some of the photographic highlights of one hour in Springfield Illinois – where all races, backgrounds and evangelical denominations come together to worship the King. The songs selected and led by the Mobley Family wove right into the focus of each prayer segment. The beautiful song “Lord, I believe in You” by my lovely wife Vicki, pierced the Heart of Worship and the gratitude of a multitude for the amazing weather, led many to their knees, in Jesus’ Name!

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JOIN US FOR 31 DAYS OF FOCUSED PRAYER

No matter what other articles or videos are posted, this thread will be updated daily as to the Prayer Word and Verse for the Day to think/meditate upon. PLEASE PRAY INTO EVERY WORD OF EVERY VERSE HERE, WHICH THE LORD HAS SPOKEN.

DAY 1: DETERMINATION.”And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God…..Luke 9:62 (KJV).
ACTION: Pray that the Lord leads you to look forward with anticipation to the High Calling of being on your knees as a servant before Him. Don’t fret all the things you have to give up in the natural, but thank Him He even considers a wretch like us, to be His mouthpiece!

DAY 2: REJUVENATE….“But without faith [it is] impossible to please [Him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and [that] He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him….Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
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SEE YOU AT THE POLE THIS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26

Bright and early this Wednesday morning, September 26, America will celebrate and actively recognize the Annual SEE YOU AT THE POLE DAY, at ALL public and private schools, if so desired. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a student driven Intercessory Prayer Meeting led by Christian students around the school flagpole, no matter where that flagpole is.

It is a Constitutionally-protected activity, under the First Amendment, which no principal, school administrator, teacher or atheist organization can take away. Students pray for the following on this special day, each fall: Each other; their schools; communities, city, state and the United States of America.

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DAY 29 – PRAYING THE NAMES OF GOD

GOD IS INTERCESSOR

We have all prayed for someone else, at one point or another. That is called Intercession…i.e. pleading their cause before God.

If and when God answers our prayers to the benefit of that person, it is His Will. If He does the opposite, it is still the Will of God! His Will and His Ways are perfect, whether we like it or not. But we press on.

In the Old Testament, believers had to go to the synagogue and have the priests pray for them. Since Christ, we now have direct access to the Throne of Grace and can press into and pray ourselves.

Even so, Romans 8:26-27 says Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but theSpirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God” (Emphasis mine).

Therefore, this is how it works: we immediately know in the Spirit man or woman, if our prayers are meeting with agreement with Holy Spirit! Trust me! We do!  If a christian is walking the Spirit-filled life, she or he will be sensitive to Holy Spirit’s promptings and, if we are really fortunate, He allows us to have prophetic insight into whether the person you just prayed for will be healed or have a broken heart mended or whatever the issue is!

This is the dynamic power God gave us as He revealed in John 1:12! We pray in the Spirit, Who IS God and then transmits to Father God, in Jesus’ Name!

There is a stunning example of Jesus interceding for Simon Peter in Luke 22:31-32a Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Emphasis mine)

Here is God the Intercessor, in the Person of Jesus Christ! Notice Jesus did not pray for Satan to leave Peter alone! He prayed that Peter’s Faith does not fail! So what happened not too long after that? Well, Peter boasted about his loyalty to Christ…and then denied Him thrice with curses! So, friends, you and I must be careful about the things we do and say when engaging in spiritual warfare….which is what is actually happening, depending on the level of Intercession.

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SPARTANS, SOLDIERS AND DEFEATING STRONGHOLDS

If you were accused of being a Christian, would you be found completely guilty?! Watch this clip from the movie 300. It is less than 2 minutes long but the message therein, says a lot about who we are as men and women of God in the middle of the biggest battle of all time.


You have seen the clip. Now, ask yourself, are you a SPARTAN (A Warrior, a Soldier) or do you describe yourself by what you do for a living? The world defines you by your occupation. For instance, you’re an electrician; a receptionist; a teacher; a mom; a cab driver or roofer. You could be a banker; a real estate agent or a youth pastor. This is how almost EVERYONE I know thinks of themselves.

No one I know calls themselves a Soldier, except those of us, in daily combat with the world 24/7/365 trying to steer the ship of Family, Faith and Fellowship through the narrow straits. For most of last week, we took an in-depth look at almost every word of Ephesians 6:12 to recognize what we are up against as Biblical Christians.

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