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Holy Ground

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Consider this--do you think the risen Lord talked to His companions on the Emmaus Road about Moses the deliverer spoken of in chapter three of Exodus?

Did He explain to them how God's people were in bondage, in deep slavery and needed someone to deliver--to lead them to a land that was flowing with milk and honey where they could find true rest for their souls?

Did they understand that they were the captives and now had access to freedom?

If Jesus quoted this verse to them

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.

do you suppose they really understood that it was in the desert, the wilderness, the storm of crucifixion that their freedom was purchased?

Do we understand that sometimes it is on the far side of the desert where we find the Lord Himself and realize we are stand…

Heart Burn

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Consider this--Jesus walked with two of his followers (who did not recognize him at the time) from Emmaus to Jerusalem. Later on that evening as Jesus broke bread and blessed it they suddenly recognized Him but He immediately disappeared.  Why?
By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them. As they sat down to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them. Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared!They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” from Luke 24Why did their hearts burn within them as He explained the old testament scriptures to them?  Because I desire that same kind of burning in my heart for Him, I decided to study the Old Testament references to Him.  I am…

Were You There?

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Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there?



Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble, were you there when they crucified my Lord?


Were you there when they nailed Him to a tree? Were you there?





Were you there when He rose up from the dead?
Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble,
Were you there when He rose up from the dead?

Read more about the resurrection of Jesus here.

Blessings,
Dianne
2011-the Year of Beyond

Credits

Song "Were You There" by J. W. Johnson, J. R. Johnson, 1926
Photos: Pictures of art canvas painted in 2009.

A repost from past pages--

A Sovereign Visit

The following was taken from a church email:




"You...have seen the outcome of the Lord's dealings
that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful."
(James 5:11)


What happens when the Lord sovereignly visits His people?


We are seeing at The Summit Church, in this moment a "mercy drop" compared to what we all long for, but a wonderful visitation from the Lord that began April 3 and has continued unabated for the past 20 days. We long for and need a great outpouring on our city, state, and nation. That God would do for us something that no method, scheme, or plans can accomplish. But we are unbelievably grateful for this mercy drop as we believe it is a call for us to intercede for the whole church-that God would purify His Bride (who He loves with an indescribably perfect love) and expand His kingdom.


At the risk of being misunderstood, and with NO desire to overstate, but accurately report what God is doing, can I humbly report what God is doing in our midst? What …

Showers of Mercy

To read more about the revival please click here.

Setting Me Straight

God has such a way of letting us know how wrong we are--

Since we have been in church every night (for many hours each night except last Saturday night when our church did not meet) for over a week, I decided to skip my Bible reading this morning. I had been up until 4:15--very bad storms until after 2 and then just couldn't sleep after that--and woke up late and exhausted.

As one guy said to me in the lobby of the church last night, "This praying for hours is exhausting." And it is--battle is exhausting and that is what we are in--a spiritual battle for our families, our nation, our planet, our souls, our very eternal lives--

It seems that God has dealt with our church on a specific, different issue each night for well over a week now--and we are tired! But I have to say it is a good tired--you want to keep going back to the battle, digging in, making headway for the next generation.

Night before last we were challenged to ask God to show us people we had aught against o…

Springs of Salvation

From my church's website:

Report of God’s Mercies (4.12.11)

April 12 2011, 8:48 am

Last night 320+ people gathered again, the 9th day of unscheduled prayer meetings. This followed a 5 hour service on Sunday for most. The Lord was graciously present. Some accounting of a few things the Lord did for His people.

7 people came to be baptized as a bold testimony of their faith in Christ (46 have been baptized in the last 8 days)

2 additional people were saved also in the services that we know of.

One woman plead for prayer for a boy in another state and asked a young man in the audience to stand in his place so people could gather around and pray.

Recognition that the enemy is “prowling about” and has come to “steal, kill, and destroy” and we are to go to battle against him. Powerful time of prayer for a woman who is dear to the whole church body who is struggling.

A charter member and deacon asked the church to pray that he would look to the Lord for His constant sustenance. That he was not …

I Am Praying For You

I am seeing you in my spirit and God knows you are there. I feel God is moving around the globe but there is one country in particular that is extremely on my heart this morning. When you read this, you will know who you are.

God wants you to know that He sees and hears you. He spoke to my heart to write you a personal message and let you know that even though you are living in a very depressed country where your voice cannot be heard, where you cannot worship openly and freely, He sees you, he knows your heart and He will come to you and comfort you.

He tells you not to be discouraged but to take heart for His arms are open welcoming any and all who will call on Him in the Name of Jesus. You are welcome in His arms.

God's Mercies continued

Taken from my church's website: www.thesummitchurch.org



A Report of God’s Mercies (Sunday, 4.10.11)


April 10 2011, 6:10 pm


Last night we had no scheduled prayer meeting but folks gathered anyway to pray for Sunday. Our 9 am service “meshed” into 11 with no break and lasted until 2 pm. Unbelievable sense of God’s presence and power. In our Jacksonville multi-site campus, the service lasted three hours and forty minutes with the same intensity as the Crystal Hill campus.


We observed together what God is doing in our midst…progressively step-by-step…


1. He is awakening us to listen and instantly obey (1 Thess. 5:19-21)


2. He is purifying His body (1 Thess 5:21)


3. He is manifesting His presence (Isaiah 12:6)


4. He is giving us His heart (Joel 2:17)


5. He is calling us to intercede (1 Chronicles 7:14-16) and His “ear is attentive to our cry”


6. He is saving lives! (Isaiah 12:2-3)


7. He is making His deeds known among the people (Isaiah 12:4)


8. He is making His Na…

More of God's Mercies!

A note from my pastor:


A Record of God's Mercies


NO PRAYER MEETING TONIGHT at the church (but don't quench the Spirit-join with others to pray if God directs, etc)...but rest, tell people about Jesus, and come praying to the church tomorrow that revival will break out all over the city! Please, please pray for every church you know, that God will graciously visit Central Arkansas!!!


Last night (Friday, April 8, 2011) was another amazing time of four hours of prayer, 7 baptisms, hundreds weeping at the Lord's Table as we saw Christ in ways we have never seen Him, and a very intense time of not only confessing but RENOUNCING every area of sin that we had allowed the enemy to hold in our lives. Ministry to many with disabilities. Such a sweet, gracious time. Wonderful final challenge and thanks from a dear brother who a month ago was living under the 430 bridge and God has redeemed him and he and his friend who are now ambassadors for Christ.


THEN, THE LORD LED US TO AN INTENSE T…

The Video

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Come Lord Jesus!

The Summit Church
04/08/2011
Don't do one single thing that would quench the mighty Holy Spirit

A Record of God's Mercies

Last night, hundreds gathered again for almost four hours at The Summit Church. God laid Isaiah 12 in our hearts as to His direction for the evening:

Isaiah 12
1 Then you will say on that day, "I will give thanks to You, O Lord; For although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, And You comfort me.
2 "Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation."
3 Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation.
4 And in that day you will say, "Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted."
5 Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth.
6 Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in yo…

A God Thing!

This is an email that went out from our pastor this morning about the service last night:



"Make known His deeds among the people, make them remember that His Name is exalted" (Isaiah 12:5).

Unbelievable night...too many stories to tell.

14 spontaneous baptisms. Ran out of towels after about the fifth one!

A woman whose husband committed suicide in her presence one month ago coming and finding deliverance from anger at God then her friend telling us she needed a car. A spontaneous offering of $2856 and then a man gets up and says, "My father said he had a Ford Explorer he wanted to give away and asked me yesterday if there was anyone at church who needed it!" So...she got a car and money for gas and insurance and to pay off her school debts!

Tons of people set free from all kinds of things.
A father asking for prayer for a habitual sin...people travailing deeply in prayer over him and then his daughter and son both come for baptism and he gets to baptize them! His obedie…

Break My Heart For What Breaks Yours!

Just a little update--My husband and I had the privilege of taking our ten men at Renewal Ranch to the revival at Summit last night. Although we hadn't attended until last night, evidently from what we heard from others, God moved in a very different way.

God seemed to lay burdens of prayer upon our hearts for the lost people of central Arkansas--and the main thrust it seemed was "break my heart for what breaks yours." And not just lost people but the hurting, the down and out, the widows and orphans--God wants us to hurt for the people He hurts for--to take up the mantle of prayer for them--not only this but to give of our time and our resources.

At one point our pastor asked the men of Renewal Ranch to come down front--the congregation came in great numbers to lay hands on and pray for our men--there was a season of incredible prayer for them.

In another part of our church there were hundreds of youth having their own worship service. We spent time praying for the salv…

Summit Revival

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I did not get to be there this past Sunday--went to hear the Renewal Ranch guys give their testimonies at another church--

BUT this is what happened and the services are continuing...............we will be taking the RR guys tonight. Please pray for all of us.



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Running Ahead!

This devotional by Oswald Chambers is so timely for me--Just wanted to share it with you. Hoping your weekend is filled with all things wonderful and holy.