Intercessory Prayer And Praise
Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving, Enter His Courts With Praise!
We are waging militant warfare against satan and his emps.  Militant Intercession
demonstrates our willingness to give God
Carte Blanche to take  full control of our lives.
We implore God to give us the revelation to strategize against
the powers and principalities which constantly attempt
to come in like a flood  against us!
Realizing that the love of God conquers all, we have come together
fasting and praying for the natiions, the lost, the hurting and devasted, 
for healings of health, finances and relationships and to destroy
the devious intentions and strategies of satan.
We realize that all prayer is not intercession; prayer is a petition for our
needs, whereas intercession is seeking for the divine intervention
of God in destroying satan's strategies.  "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy
Will Be Done In Earth, As It Is In Heaven!", is the cry of our intercessors.
As intercessors, we are commissioned by God Almighty to pattern
our lives by Jerimiah 1":10..."See, I have this day set thee over the
nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down,
and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant."
Because an intercessor is one with whom God shares His secrets to cover
in prayer, we know that the cleaner our hearts are, the more
we can welcome or invite  Him to enter in; 
As intercessors, we must pray as David prayed when he asked God
to:  "create in me a clean heart, and renew in me a right spirit  Psalms 51:10...,"
for it is possible to pray amiss by not knowing our own hearts!
Our constant prayer should be:  "Lord create within me cleaness
and wholeness of heart that I may be Your servant to stand in the gap.
When we pray, God does the impossible in situations in ways
we could never imaagine; we can depend on Him to straighten out desperate
situations.
Our enormous responsibility is to actually allow God to us us to enforce
His will in the earth realm.  As a direct result of the fall of Adam and Eve,
they, along with subsequent generations of humankind and would be under
a curse and would be in desperate need of an intercessor!
The Father, having forseen the demise of the human race, had prepared
an antidote for sin - Jesus, the Lamb of God slain from the foundation
of the world (Revelation 13:8)....According to Isaiah 59: 16-17, He saw that there
was no man and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore
His own arm brought salvation for Him; and His own righteousness, it
sustained Him.  For He put righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet 
of salvation on His head.  He put on the garments of vengeance
for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.  Jesus was to bring us salvation
and deliver us from our sad plight, but after His resurrection, God decided to 
bring forth the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ as a praying army;
According to I Corinthians 2:8, this was a mystery which none of the
princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would
not have crucified the Lord of Glory.  This mystery was to be
used as a weapon against satan; The
Church, the saints - God's army, is alive in the earth today bruising the
evil one.  Since we are adopted into the royal family, it has given us sonship
and the authority, thhrough the name of Jesus Christ, to establish dominion
once again and to serve as God's enforcers through prayer and supplication.
Luke 10: 19 says "Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and
scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy:  and nothing shall by any
means hurt you.  Furthermore, these signs will follow those who believe:
In my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
They will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means
hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover. 
Mark 16:15-18....As Jesus was ascendings to heaven, He gave us the keys
to the prison doors of this earth; the keys to set the 
captives free.  We are the enforcers of His will in the earth today as we
use His name and pray His will through His Word.
As intercessors, we are ready to go to war through prayer against satan.
Our praise and worship serves as an integral part of our militant intercession.
With Praise, Thanksgiving and Rejoicing,
our prayers are answered more readily
A Portrayal Of Unconditional Love
Vision & Faith
The Sons Of Emanuel
This group of young men from left to right are Damien Sylva, Terran Thomas,
Anthony Alexander and Christopher Owens III.  These young men,
each of which were Christianed as babies here at the Emanuel COGIC, were also
reared in the admonition of Holiness among the Saints of Emanuel.
They were being offered prayer by the Pastor, Elder Michael Richardson,
Elder Edward Gurley, and the entire Emanuel Chu rch Family.
Not only were the saints praying for a successful outcome
to the anticipated surgeries for Terran and Anthony, but
the saints were also praying for God to continue to
lead, guide and nurture  these young men in the
beauty of holiness for the rest of their lives.
Intercessory prayer was going forth as war was being waged
against the fierce tactics and destructive measures of Satan
which often come in like a flood! The saints were praying
that God would lift up a standard against Satan's evil forces and Principalities.
With love, Terran Thomas captured his vision, and through faith, realized
his destiny as it pertained to Anthony Alexander, who was in desperate need
of a kidney.  Terran was wired to perform God's will and was therefore
willing to give Anthony one of his kidneys.  As young
children, the "sons of Emanuel" played together, attended
Church outings together,  attended Sunday School
classes together and prayed and sang together,
participated in church plays together and played
various instruments with the choir together; They were
like brothers, so its easy to comprehend Terran's 
willingness to give one of his kidneys to Anthony. 
Anthony had a rare kidney disease which worsened as he got older.
The disease caused weakness and loss of strength in Anthony's body,
making it difficult for him to get around and about and triggered
the malfunctioning of his kidneys and ultimately required him to
undergo dialysis treatment.s on a regular basis.
As it became increasingly more painful and difficult for Anthony 
to move about, Terran became more and more concerned about
Anthony's health.  We all did.  And we all knew that we could not
possibly subscribe to the pain and suffering which had victimized Anthony
for a number of years.  It was predicted that Anthony's name would have
been on the waiting list for a new kidney for at least another 5 years,
which would have been possibly too late!
Without a request from Anthony, Terran Thomas, on his own volition,
decided to give Anthony one of his kidneys. As it turned out, as God
would have it, none of Anthony's family members were a good match
for Anthony's kidney operation.  However, Terran Thomas was a perfect,
one time match for Anthony's kidney operation, and when it seemed
that Terran had to miss too many appointments which were necessary
to satisfy the demand for numerous important tests, Terran found it necessary
to quit his full-time job!  The purpose for quitting his job was to remove
any obstacles which would have hindered him from completing
all the necessary requirements.  Terran settled for a part-time job;
Considering all the sacrifices he made, Terran was truly wired and
destined to serve as a ministering angel in completing the task at hand!
The many sacrifices which had been made attest to the fact that vision
and love will persist all odds, and that it is unselfish and
more than mere interest; a fact which Terran's parents initially couldn't
thoroughly understand.   But God had predestined this incredible
miracle to come into fruition before the foundation of the world.
God's glory is yet being revealed.  According to Isaiah 46: 9-10,
we see that God will institute a purpose, and then He creates someone
or something to fulfill the purpose; The fact that God is Alpha and Omega
(the beginning and the end), when He starts something, He has
already completed it in eternity.
" Yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
Ecclesiastes 3:11  -  Terran's vision was not his own private view of his
future, but the view of his future inspired by God.  Vision is not about
us, its about God. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the
Lord's purpose that prevails.  Proverbs 19:21.....So, yuo see, this entire
portrayal of love, vision and faith is totally a reflection of the scriptures;
God can be seen on the big monitor, and what's more, God's plans are irreversible.
So, again, Terran Thomas was placed on earth for God's
 purpose of fulfillng Anthony's need.  Terran's vision was
the foundation of courage and the fuel of persistance.
The surgeries which took place in February of 2005
for Terran and Anthony were both successful!  Terran's father,
Terran Thomas, was very proud of his son's portrayal of love,
vision and faith; as you can see below, with teary eyes he affectionately
hugged Terran and Anthony.  This is not the end of a beautiful
story, Its just the beginning!  The transplant was successful
and God was glorified.
It is now the fall of 2016, 11 years later, and the "Sons of Emanuel", 
especially Terran Thomas and Anthony Alexander, are around and about,
healthy, and gainfully employed, Anthony has some challenges, but we will keep
him undergirded with prayer. 
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