I'm asking each of you prayer warriors when you travel to work, pray for the bars,
businesses and ... whole secret of prayer is found in these words of our Lord.
Day 16 Good Morning Prayer Warriors! Keep on keeping on! Your prayers are making a difference. Remember we are not praying for any specific meeting right now or church. We are praying for a real move of God in Berkeley County. Where his Spirit falls all over the county in homes, bars, churches strip joints, county seat, court rooms, stores, colleges etc. God can do the super natural, when we do the natural. Always Praying and Not Fainting In two parables in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus teaches with great emphasis the lesson that men ought always to pray and not to faint. The first parable is found in Luke 11:5-8, and the other in Luke 18:1-8. "And He said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him: 'Friend, lend me three loaves for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?' And he from within shall answer and say: 'Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot rise and give thee.' I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth." (Luke 11:5-8) "And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men always ought to pray and not to faint, saying: There was in a city a judge which feared not God, neither regarded man and there was a widow in that city and she came to him, saying: "Avenge me of mine adversary." "And he would not for a while but afterward he said within himself: 'Though I fear not God, nor regard man, yet because this widow troubleth me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.' "And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto Him, though He bear long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall He find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:1-8) In the former of these two parables Jesus sets forth the necessity of importunity in prayer in a startling way. The word rendered " importunity" means literally "shamelessness," as if Jesus would have us understand that God would have us draw nigh to Him with a determination to obtain the things we seek that will not be put to shame by any seeming refusal or delay on God's part. God delights in the holy boldness that will not take "no" for an answer. It is an expression of great faith, and nothing pleases God more than faith. Jesus seemed to put the Syro-Phoenician woman away almost with rudeness, but she would not be put away, and Jesus looked upon her shameless importunity with pleasure, and said, "O woman, great is thy faith be it unto thee even as thou wilt." (Matt 15:28) God does not always let us get things at our first effort. He would train us and make us strong men by compelling us to work hard for the best things. So also He does not always give us what we ask in answer to the first prayer He would train us and make us strong men of prayer by compelling us to pray hard for the best things. He makes us PRAY THROUGH. Bishop Farley
Day 17 Yesterday as I left my home to go into Martinsburg, I started praying from the VA State line on Rt11. I prayed for every bar, tavern, and Strip Club, that God would pour out his spirit upon them and the spirit of Salvation would coming into their establishments and people would repent. I prayed for every Church and business that the Spirit of God would fall on them and bring revival and salvation. I even prayed for the Mormon Church that Salvation would break loose in their midst. I prayed that salvation would enter into every home I passed. I prayed up Rt ll, from VA line to Maryland line. Then I came back up and went West on Rt 9 through Hedgesville to the Morgan County Line, praying the same. I drove through Martinsburg asking God to pour out his spirit upon the town and all of its churches, county seat and city counsel and mayor. I’m asking each of you prayer warriors when you travel to work, pray for the bars, businesses and churches, for a move of God to save sinners On your way to church on Sunday pray for every business and home you pass on the way to church, for Salvation to fall upon their homes and townhouses. Scripture for today is taken from Psalms 3, Which is David’s morning prayer when he got up out of bed. Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! Many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out his holy hill. I laid me down and slept I awaked for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Have a great day of prayer! Your partner in prayer, Bishop Farley
Day 18 This morning as I got up Psalms 18: 29 was running through my mind. I wanted to share it with you. I believe it was sparked in my mind as RC was teaching Bible Study last night. He was talking about what the word THROUGH meant. I remember telling everyone to pray through in one of the devotions this week. Psalms 18:28 &29 For You will light my lamp The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. (He will give you revelation) For by You I have run through a troop and by my God have I leaped over a wall. I believe this is our word for the day! By your prayers, God is enabling you to run through the enemy lines. Nothing can hold you back! By Him you have the ability to run through the enemy lines, defeat his troops and take his strongholds. You may feel surround right now! Enemies on every side, but as you pray through you will run through all of his forces. Because God’s forces are making them powerless. Just continue to run forward. It doesn’t matter if the line in front of you is as big as the defensive line of the
Washington Redskins, you can run through. O00ps! I guess I should have chosen a harder defensive line, LOL. Have a great day of prayer! Berkeley county belongs to God! Cross the river and take your promised land. Souls will be born into the kingdom. Your partner in prayer, Bishop Farley
Day 19 Good Morning Prayer Warriors! Today’s scripture :"If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." (John 15:7) The whole secret of prayer is found in these words of our Lord. Here is prayer that has unbounded power: "Ask WHAT YE WILL, and it shall be done unto you." There is a way then of asking and getting precisely what we ask and getting all we ask. Christ gives two conditions of this all- prevailing prayer: 1. The first condition is, "If ye abide in Me." What is it to abide in Christ? He had been comparing Himself to a vine, His disciples to the branches in the vine. Some branches continued in the vine, that is, remained in living union with the vine, so that the sap or life of the vine constantly flowed into these branches. They had no independent life of their own. Everything in them was simply the outcome of the life of the vine flowing into them. His thoughts in us, to form His purposes in us, to feel His emotions and affections in us. This must be so, for our desires will not be our own desires, but Christ's, and our prayers will not in reality be our own prayers, but Christ praying in us. Such prayers will always be in harmony with God's will, and the Father hears Him always. We know that praying for the souls of Berkeley county is the will of Christ and God. For the Word of God says that “It’s the will of God that all men be saved!” It is also the will of God that Satan be defeated at every opportunity. 2. But there is another condition stated in this verse, though it is really involved in the first: "And My words abide in you." If we are to obtain from God all that we ask from Him, Christ's words must abide or continue in us. We must study His words, devour His words, let them sink into our thought and into our heart, keep them in our memory, obey them constantly in our life, let them shape and mold our daily life and our every act. This is really the method of abiding in Christ. It is through His words that Jesus imparts Himself to us. The words He speaks unto us, they are spirit and they are life. (John 6:33) They will be the mold in which our prayers are shaped, and our prayers will be along the line of God's will, and will prevail with Him. Prevailing prayer is almost an impossibility where there is neglect of the study of the Word of God. Keep on praying! The battle is waging in the heavenlies over Berkeley county and Martinsburg when we pray! Don't be the one that stops short of victory! Your partner in prayer, Bishop Farley O:-)
Day 20 Good Morning Prayer Warriors: March 3, 2012 It was a joy to be with many of you at class last night. It was a good evening that sparked a lot of thought and discussion. I mentioned last night that the Lord was dealing with my heart to keep on praying until breakthrough occurs. I am hoping that many of you will continue since you have created the habit, of one hour of prayer. Matthew 11:12 says, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. ” KJV. The Amplified Bible says, ”And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time the kingdom of Heaven has endured violent assaults, and violent men seize it by force (as a precious prize)-- a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought for with most ardent zeal and intense exertion." What am I exhorting you today? I’m saying everything in the spirit realm is taken by men and women with zeal and who are willing to put out intense exertion in prayer to get the blessings. When Joshua was told that the Promised Land was his, he had to take all of his promise by force. It was given by God, but held by the devil. Berkeley County is already promised to us. Do you want to occupy it! Then we must wage warfare until we occupy! I don’t want to be lengthy, but I want all of us to see something as we pray. The first battle for the Promised Land belonged to the Lord Himself. Jericho was to be a sign to the inhabitants of the land that the God of Israel was coming. He would bring down the walls to show the whole land of Canaan His power and to strike fear into their hearts. You all know the story of how he made the walls fall inward upon the town. Joshua 6:27 "So the Lord was with Joshua and his fame was noised throughout all the country." Wow!! The First Breakthrough is the Lords! Continue to march and pray, until God says “Shout unto the Lord all ye lands!” And we hear the first strongholds of Satan’s forces fall to the ground. AMEN! Onward to victory! Your Partner in Prayer, Bishop Farley