God Really Hears


Here is another great message from Stephen Venable on the topic of prayer.  This is an encouraging message that will hopefully strengthen your prayer life and remind you that God really does hear your prayers.  Don’t lose heart in your prayer life and resist the feeling of fainting or giving up. This message greatly reminded me that I am not just speaking into an empty void.  As Stephen shares, we are praying to a living Person that dwells in Heaven; and He cares for us.

“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints” Ephesians 6:18


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Lessons From a Praying Church


Message Monday: Lessons From a Praying Church, Wes Hall.  This is a powerful message from the 2014 Prayer and Prophetic Conference at IHOP-KC.  Wes shares some excellent points about prayer and the church described in the book of Acts.  I shared a video from his brother, Jono Hall, at the beginning of this series called, History of Night and Day Prayer, which I recommend as well if you have not seen it.

 “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”Acts 2:42

7 Principles of Prayer from the book of Acts.

1. Prayer was a priority – to the entire church.

2. Prayer was corporate and united. ONE ACCORD, ONE VOICE

3. Prayer was structured.

4. Prayer was continual and persistent. – Acts 2:1, Luke 24:52, Acts 2:42, Acts 2:46, Acts 12:5

5. Prayer was God-centered.

6. Prayer was missional. Acts 13

7. Prayer was weak, but affective.

Click one of the links below to hear the full message.  I pray that it blesses you and stirs you and your church up to be a praying church.

Lessons From A Praying Church – Audio



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Good morning friends,

Here is a quick 5 minute video breakdown on the simplicity and power of intercession. Corey Russell has been in the place of prayer at IHOP-KC for 14 years and is sharing from his personal journey. He recently came out with a book called, Prayer: Why Our Words to God Matter, that goes deep into the importance of intercession for every believer. I would encourage you to get a copy if you can.  In the meantime enjoy this video as I hope it will bless you and your prayer life in Christ.

For past Message Monday Posts, click HERE

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Hear Him


“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3

Hello Friends,

As I stated earlier [LINK] I will be posting more on prayer. My hope is to make Monday, “Message Monday”, with the main topic being prayer.  I have been part of a small prayer group that meets Monday mornings from 6:30am to 7:30am in my home town of Tuolumne and it has connected my heart to Jesus in a greater way over these last three years.  I actually look forward to Monday mornings!  It refreshes me and pulls me into a conversation, into a relationship, with my Maker.  Be planted by the streams of water!

With that being said, I hope that this message from Stephen Venable, a leader at the ACTS School in Colorado Springs, CO.  will bless you as it has greatly blessed me.  Stephen addresses the GREAT need to BEHOLD HIM and to HEAR HIM. Click below for message.



Link with notes

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History of Night and Day Prayer

Hey friends,

I am Hoping to give some more posts on PRAYER with these coming months. Check out my current series, MY WALK THROUGH REVELATION in the mean time.

Now that you are here, I thought I would start my prayer posting with a great video message from Jono Hall, A Short History of Night and Day Prayer.  I found this message very helpful and encouraging.  I do feel like God is stirring up the Church to pray in this hour.  What do you think?


Thanks for taking the time to watch! If you want the notes to this session, here is the link. NOTES

Stay tuned for more.





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The Gospels and the End of the Age

Hey guys,

I wanted to share a quick video that I came across from a series called Opening up the Gospels. This fits right into the current series that we have been going through, as it relates to the end times and  how Christ should shape our eschatology.  Enjoy this 9 minute session given by Joshua Hawkins from IHOP-KC.  If you are interested in the full series click HERE.  His website is also filled with great FREE resources.  Check it out HERE.

Episode 3 – The Gospels and the End of the Age.


Check out My Walk Through Revelation series.

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Knowing History Will Help Shape Our Future: by Rick Joyner

Knowing History Will Help Shape Our Future – The Path of Life, Part 28 by Rick Joyner | MorningStar Word for the Week 2012.

It is considered that water is a fixed asset on the earth. It can change forms, but there will always be the same amount here. It is also believed that energy cannot be destroyed but simply changes forms. It is a theory that the same is true of wealth. If this is true, then no real wealth has been lost during this economic downturn. It has only changed hands.

     God knows where all the water is, where all of the energy is, and where all of the wealth is. Solomon said: “Will you set your eyes on that which is not? Riches certainly make for itself wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven” (Proverbs 23:5 NKJV). He also said: Sloth makes you poor; diligence brings wealth (Proverbs 10:4 The Message).

     Riches and wealth are not the same thing. Riches tend to come fast and leave fast. Wealth is built with hard work, endurance, patience, learning to overcome setbacks and turning them into opportunities. As someone once said, “If we did not have the experience of making wealth, neither will we have the wisdom to keep it.” This too seems to be one of the social laws of physics. This is why, to date, there does not seem to be a single happy ending for anyone who has won a major lottery. If they did not make the money, but rather won it, they are almost certain to lose it. Entertainers and athletes can earn tens of millions and just as quickly end up bankrupt.

     Wealth is more than money or physical assets. There is a wealth of knowledge that can be far more valuable than money. There is wealth in a good name, in a heritage we build through our works. Then there is our spiritual wealth that we have invested for eternity. Which of these accounts has the most of our attention and devotion? Which would we say is the biggest account we have?

     Negiel Bigpond is a great Native American leader, and I consider him an elder in the body of Christ. He told us that when his mother was dying she did not just tell him that she loved him, but she told him what translated, “If you do not do what we taught you and prepared you to do, we did not exist.” Negiel finally understood what she meant. She saw life as a river, flowing, going somewhere. If her children did not carry on the family mission, then the river stopped flowing and would soon be entirely forgotten.

     Today we are carrying on what all who walked with God before us contributed, and if the church were cut off from the world, eventually it would be as if it never existed—we would all be forgotten. The same is true of America. If we lose the Republic on our watch, we will be losing what so many gave to build and defend over the last three hundred years.

     The quickest way to kill a plant is to cut it off from its roots. The quickest way to kill a nation is to cut it off from its history. A few months ago there was an outrage when a new history textbook used in U.S. public schools said that Muslims had discovered America before Columbus. The outcry caused an immediate retraction of these books, but there have been intentional revisions of our American history for over half a century. One history textbook was said to have had more than 100 examples of how Islam shaped America, and only four to our Judeo/Christian roots, and those four were not positive. This too caused an outcry, and now Americans are becoming intentional about knowing our history so that it will not be so perverted when taught to our children.

     The Bible is essentially a history of God’s dealings with mankind. If we do not know this, you can be sure that the devil will distort it and then us. One of the most important things we can do as a citizen of the kingdom is know our history. One of the most essential things we can do as a citizen of our nation is to know our history. Then we must be sure that we do our part so that the river does not stop with us.

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