Friday, November 8, 2013
WOW! We are blown away by the outpouring of support, love, and encouragement over the past few days! It brings tears to my eyes as I type this!
We felt led to have 48 hours of non-stop prayer for Layla, ending with the leaders of OCC laying hands on her November 11th - 13th. In less than 24 hours, all 48 spots are FULL! Many have signed up to pray for at least 1 hour, several have chosen to pray 2 or even 3 hours! We believe strongly in the power of prayer! God commands us to pray..not just pray, but to lay hands on, anoint with oil and pray, to pray without ceasing. God tells us to ask and we will receive. He tells us that "when two or three are gathered in His name, that He is there with them." Matthew 18:20
"Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord." James 5:14
We don't take these scriptures lightly! We believe that every scripture written in the Word of God, is completely God breathed! We don't have to do this alone..we don't have to have all the answers..we don't have to try and figure out what we are supposed to do, because God clearly tells us in His word.
In 2 Chronicles 16:12, King Asa was afflicted with a foot disease, but the scripture says that "though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did NOT seek help from the Lord, but ONLY from physicians and he died."
In John 14, Jesus says, "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me WILL do the works I have been doing, and they WILL do even GREATER things than these."
Colossians 1:27 "tells us that Christ LIVES IN YOU!!!" and verse 29 "that's why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ's mighty power that works WITHIN ME."
We REALLY believe this!!
Everyone that came to Jesus was healed, delivered and set free! We believe that His power lives in every person that has accepted Him, who walks by FAITH and NOT by sight, and BELIEVES!
As you can tell this gets my passion juices flowing because for far too long many churches have set back and have not gone there! Why? Why do we shrink back from what scripture clearly says?! God is moving folks! He is healing people all over the world through HIS PEOPLE! His power is here today just like it was 2,000+ years ago! I have heard so many excuses of why we aren's seeing His power more in America today and the truth is we are, but we could see it so much more!
In Matthew 13:58, we see that Jesus, "only did a few miracles there because of their UNBELIEF!" Hmmm...does our American culture have a problem with UNBELIEF????
The Lord specifically said, " If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain move and it would move." Was He just joking around? NO!!!
God is moving and a movement is coming where church leaders will no longer shrink back from HIS TRUTH, that ALL THINGS are possible to those who BELIEVE! Do we really believe that?
I know I do, and I'm asking that you join with us in believing that in our lives, for our daughter! We believe that God will heal her in His timing and we ask you to come to the front lines with us, to ASK on our behalf for a miracle, to BELIEVE that God IS going to do it. Please pray with us from Nov.11-13th and don't stop there...keep praying! God hears the prayers of His people!!!
Thank you all so much who have agreed with us on this, who are praying, and waiting for a miracle!
" This sickness will NOT end in death. It is for the GLORY OF GOD!" ~ John 11:4
Love you all,