Monday, June 27, 2011

A Statewide Call to Pray! Day Ten!

Yesterday at Prince of Peace Church in Arlington, Mike Massa was our guest preacher. It's not always possible to pin down a beginning point of a revelation that the Lord has brought into life, but this one is not hard at all.  In 1990, my wife Kay and I were attending a worship conference at Shady Grove Church in Grand Prairie.  These conferences were always amazing but this particular year I heard a message that I can remember in detail.  The title of the teaching was "What Do You Do When God is Mad?" and it was taught by Mike Massa.  That message literally shifted me and birthed my later teaching on the Return of the Priest

While listening to Mike teach last Friday in Dallas, the Lord prompted me to invite him to preach at Prince of Peace, for he had a word for us.  Yes he did!  Later this week you can download it at by going to Sunday Messages.  It is a message for all of us!  In the message he concentrated momentarily on the world "daily" in the Lord's Prayer.  "Give us today our daily bread."  It was a short but profound word for this season. In the prayer we ask the Lord to give us today (that's right now) our daily bread.  The Greek word for daily bread is epiousios and usually means the bread that suffices for each day.  Mike shared that in one commentary it was rendered "give us the bread that comes down from heaven that is good for tomorrow."  Most of the time we eat bread to be filled ONLY for today, but this bread or nourishment will fill us for tomorrow's work or journey!

This lines up with the revelation the Lord is giving us in this hour.  Yesterday in my blog I reminded you of the story of Elijah as the Lord divinely fed him before his forty day journey to the mountain of God. "And the angel of the LORD came back the second time, and touched him, and said, 'Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.' So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God" (1 Kings 19:7-8).

Lord, give us today our daily bread so that we will have your daily nourishment for the 40 day journey to August 6 and our gathering in Reliant Stadium. Lord, You are the bread of life for Texas and the nation in this hour.  We place our trust in You and You alone!  You are the One who reigns and You are the giver of rain!  Bless the Lord, Texas. 
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