It is official! Our resumed Prayer Conference Call will relaunch this Friday, October 10th @ 10pm EST. We are allotting 30 mins to stand in the gap and pray for everything pertaining to us - our well being, our families, our loved ones, and everyone connected with us one way or another. And we intend for this to be a weekly thing. 30 mins on a Friday is not too much to ask for to intercede and pray the will of God into our reality.
Conference Dial-in number: (712) 432-0080
Access Code: 986658#
Looking forward to an effective prayer session this Friday. Remain blessed.
"Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" - James 5:16
This is a testimony from an inmate named Prince I have been writing and praying for since 2012. I will post sections of his letter to me:
"I have finally been granted parole! 14 years and 8 months I have been in the belly of the whale, and now I am being released. God is good all the time. I just got word of it about 2 weeks ago, and I have just been numb. I guess the gravity of the situation hasnt fully sank in yet. God is so good, because he has truly answered my prayer exactly how I asked it while in my time of distress when I clearly didnt feel I was entitled to it. I have to fulfill my end of the agreement and live my life for God, and giving my testimony"
As many of you know (or forgot by now), I lead the women's ministry for Iron Sharpens Iron. Over the past few months several women have to come to me struggling with health issues (miscarriages, depression, suicide, cancer, diabetes, and blood pressure). As women we do not put ourselves first nor do we lean on others as we allow them to lean on us. For the next four Thursdays, we will be fasting and praying for mental and physical wellness. I am not going to dictate how you fast, but any sacrifice you make scares the devil. To all of my girls (and guys if you would like to participate) out there struggling with something specific, inbox me or email email@example.com. Now I will tell you that I don't do pity parties. If we pray and God gives you direction that you ignore, then I am going to keep it 100. Love you baby girls and let the devil know he isn't a match for the Diamond Divas. Below is our prayer for fasting on Thurs.
"Father, we thank you for your mercy and your grace. Most of all we thank you for being in covenant with you. You are a covenant keeping God, for thousands of generations, so we know you will continue with us. You will not suddenly change on us. Therefore, our confidence is in knowing that your promise to heal and restore us will come to pass in our lives in Jesus name. For everyone having some form of physical and/or mental ailment, we bring them before you (*insert name here*). You said you sent forth your word and healed them......so we send forth your word RIGHT NOW to heal them, in Jesus name. You said you are the Lord God our Healer, Jehovah Rapha, so we bring as many in need of healing, and hide them under the shadow of your wings. You said you are our Shepherd, and we shall not be in want, and that even though we walk thru the valley of the shadow of death, we shall fear no evil. You promised that you are our light and salvation, and the stronghold of our life. Therefore we stand on these promises and speak divine health over the the lives of everyone in need of healing in Jesus name.
"And we are not ignorant of the devices of the enemy. We rebuke every form of sickness and ailment and disease in the name of Jesus. That name has been lifted up above every other name, so whatever name sickness and disease goes by, the name of Jesus is higher than it. In that name is POWER. In that name is HEALING and DELIVERANCE. That name is a strongtower for the righteous to run into and find safety in. So we speak that name over our lives, over the lives of our loved ones, and the lives of everyone that has been touched by any form of ailment. We decree that the power of sickness and disease is broken right now. And we seal their healing by the blood of Jesus.
"Thank you Father. We receive answers to our prayers right now. You said if two or three agree upon a thing here on earth, it shall be established in heaven. We have touched and agreed by faith, so it is established. We shall speak your word, and your word only. We shall not speak the lies of the enemies, or neither shall we be moved by what we see, but by your word, and your word alone. In Jesus name we pray. Amen"
Do you have a heart to minister to people, but don't have an opportunity to do this?
Have you quit going to church for whatever reason, but you know you are anointed to minister to people?
Do you want to touch lives around the world?
Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) is a growing ministry, and in need of multiple ministers in various offices and responsibilities. Below are a listing of the various offices and responsibilities needed:
INTERCESSORS - We need intercessors and people who have a heart for praying. People are constantly looking for someone to pray with them, their families, and issues they face. Its not about getting into people's business and knowing secret details of goings on in their life. We simply want to stand in the gap and pray!
Also, we need intercessors who will help re-establish the Monthly (or weekly) prayer conference calls that we used to have.
MINISTERS - We have a prison ministry that has really grown, and unfortunately we are understaffed in ministers to write to these inmates. Ministers are needed who have a heart to write letters to inmates. Your privacy and security and safety is put into consideration, so at no time is your real identity or location available to the inmates. Information divulged is all at your discretion
COUNSELORS - We need counselors who are anointed to minister to specific issues or areas, like sexual issues, body cutting, eating disorders, career counseling, business and money management, etc. Whatever area you feel God has anointed and gifted you in, we are interested in hearing from you.
ADMINS - ISI has a growing presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Yahoo groups, and administrators to assist in managing these various platforms are needed.
Anyone interested in any of these opportunities, or with questions or suggestions, please email us at IronSharpensIronGroup@yahoo.com along with any relevant information about yourself and your heart to serve. Investing your anointing, skills and God given gifts in the kingdom of God shouldn't be a complicated thing requiring you a lengthy church membership or courting an inner caucus of a holy tribunal. All it requires is being a born again Christian and having a heart and commitment to serve. We all are graced to serve in whatever office we serve in, by the Spirit of God.
YOU MIGHT TRY TO WRITE ME OFF AS HISTORY WITH YOUR BITTER TWISTED LIES! YOU CAN KICK ME DOWN WHILE I AM ALREADY DOWN, BUT WHILE I AM STILL IN THE DIRT I WILL RISE! DOES ME BEING HAPPY WITHOUT YOU UPSET YOU, & MY HAPPINESS HAS YOU FILLED WITH GLOOM? IS IT BECAUSE I HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, & ANGELS LIVING IN MY PRAYER ROOM? YOU MAY SHOOT ME WITH THE CURSING OF YOUR WORDS, & YOU MAY CUT ME WITH THE HATE IN YOUR COLD EYES! BUT I WILL BOUNCE BACK UP LIKE A ROUND BALL, & LIKE JESUS I WILL RISE! OUT FROM THE WILDERNESS OF PRISON, DRUGS, VIOLENCE, GANGS, & SHAME! BACK FROM DEAD OF A PAST THAT WAS ROOTED IN PAIN! "I WILL RISE! MAYBE YOU WANTED TO SEE ME BROKEN WITH A BOWED DOWN HEAD & LOWERED EYES? MAYBE YOU WANTED TO SEE ME DESTROYED AS MAN WITH TEARS RUNNING DOWN MY EYES? DOES THE BOLDNESS OF MY CONFIDENCE UPSET YOU, DON'T YOU TAKE AWFUL HARD? BECAUSE I WALK LIKE I GOT PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ALMIGHTY GOD! I WILL NOT BE BROKEN, I WILL NOT BE TURNED AWAY, WHEN IT'S TO COLD TO BREATHE, & TO DARK TO PRAY! "I WILL NOT BE BROKEN! I GO TO FAR SOMETIMES, BUT THEN I GO FURTHER STILL, TIME STARTS TO RUN OUT, & LEAVES A VOID NONE CAN FILL! THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN SAY TO HURT ME WITH YOUR SHARP TONGUE! THROUGH THE WISDOM OF SPIRITUAL EYES I WATCHED YOUR WORLD COME UNDONE! "I WILL NOT BE BROKEN!" I WON'T BE TURNED AWAY, WHEN IT'S TO COLD TO BREATHE, & IT'S TO DARK TO PRAY! I HAVE COME TO FAR TO GIVE UP NOW, OR TO BE TURNED AROUND, I WILL NOT BE BROKEN! "I WILL NOT GO DOWN!"~ I BEEN KICKED WHEN I WAS DOWN, I BEEN SLAPPED IN THE FACE, I BEEN BROUGHT WAY DOWN TO THE LOWEST PLACE! I BEEN LIED TO, SHAMED, I HAVE BEEN DISGRACED! I BEEN EX COMMUNICATED FROM A HOLY PLACE! I BEEN PERSECUTED, SLANDERED, & I BEEN LEFT FOR DEAD! FOR THE TRUTH I STOOD FOR, & THE THINGS I SAID! "BUT I WILL NOT BE BROKEN, & I WILL NOT GO DOWN!" I BEEN HOMELESS ON THE STREET, & I BEEN LEFT IN THE COLD! I HAD MY DREAMS HELP UP, & HAD THEM SHOT FULL OF HOLES! I BEEN LAUGHED AT, I BEEN MOCKED, & AT THE BUT OF EVERY JOKE! I BEEN LIT UP IN FLAMES, & I HAVE GONE DOWN IN SMOKE! I BEEN STABBED IN THE BACK BY OWN JUDAS KEEPER! I BEEN BETRAYED BY SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE PLEASER'S! "BUT I REFUSE TO BE BROKEN, & I REFUSE TO STAY DOWN!" "I ROSE FROM THE ASHES, & TRADED IN MY ASHES FOR A CROWN!~ NOW I'M BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!".................LOL~
(JEREMIAH 15:10-21) Woe is me, my mother, that you have borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them does curse me. The Lord said, Verily it shall be well with your remnant; verily I will cause your enemies to entreat you well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel? Your substance and your treasures will I give to the spoil without cost or price, and that for all your sins, even in all your borders. And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land which you do not know: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you. O Lord, you know: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; do not take me away in your longsuffering: know that for your sake I have suffered rebuke. Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by your name, O LORD GOD OF HOSTS. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers, nor did i rejoice with them; I sat alone because of your hand: for you have filled me with a righteous anger. Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? Will you be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail? Therefore THUS SAYS THE LORD, If you return, then I will bring you again, and you shall stand before me: and if you take forth the precious from the vile, you shall be as my mouthpiece: let them return unto you; but you do not return unto them. And I will make you unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you: for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says the Lord. And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem you out of the hand of the terrible.