Local Outreach – The Body of Christ

August 31, 2021

Local Outreach - The Body of Christ Caribbean Missions Trip I remember being on a mission trip in the Caribbean once and being allowed to minister in a youth detention center. My friend, Dave, was on the trip with us and was speaking to the young men. I was watching him as he fluently and poetically communicated his message of hope to these young men. It was truly a beautiful moment to witness. I remember wishing my presentation to these young men had been more beautifully articulated and worthy of such admiration. In that same moment, the Lord reminded me to celebrate the gifts placed into each one of us on the team. There were some team members with us who were gifted to sing and play instruments. There were some who were gifted to teach. Others were gifted to give words of wisdom and to prophecy. Celebrate Each Other’s Gifts  As I began to celebrate these gifts represented in our group, I remember experiencing a sense of freedom. A freedom to simply be me and to use my gifts as best I can to give God the greatest glory and to rejoice that God had given us team members to do the other parts. I was not required to do every thing, just my thing. The Lord gives each of us our very own gifts to use to reach others and to glorify God. We each have exactly what we need to accomplish exactly what He has purposed for us. Our individual gifts were never meant to compete with the gifts of others, they were meant to complement...
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10 DAYS OF AWE – Sept. 6-16th, 2021

August 28, 2021

10 DAYS OF AWE - Sept. 6-16th, 2021 Dear Friends and Family, At Harvest House of Prayer, we are gearing up to host an extended time of prayer. While we know we are no longer under the law of Moses, we do believe God has ordained special seasons and occasions which still apply today—and we are about to enter a powerful time!  The days of September 6th -16th are known as the Days of Awe in the Jewish Calendar. It is a time where God’s people sacrifice lesser things to draw closer to the heart of the Father. We want to extend the invitation to our local community to join us for this special time. This year we are actually bringing two wide-scale prayer initiatives (10 Days and Tent America) together into one event. Global (Ten Days) 10 Days is an annual prayer initiative that is rapidly growing worldwide. It is an attempt to create a “Global Upper Room” causing entire cities to turn to God and to experience revival. Last year, over 150 locations on six continents took part in this event. This movement, at its core, is rooted in the 10 “Days of Awe” between the biblical Feasts of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. These feasts prophetically foreshadow the second coming. Therefore, 10 Days is also a time of longing for the return of Jesus Christ.  National (Tent America) Tent America is a nationwide 100 day event that runs from June 12 – Sept. 20, 2021. Hundreds of tents have already been set up in cities across America where they have hosted many hours of continuous...
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Redeem – When God meets you everywhere you go…

August 27, 2021

Redeem - When God meets you everywhere you go... Psalms 139:7-10 reads Where can I go from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. On two separate street outreach nights, the Lord has led our team to a small yet hungry family. This family didn’t lack food but was hungry for the truth, the truth that could only be found at the feet of Jesus.  Hungry for Truth As our team approached Motel 6 on our second outreach night of the month, we were met with celebration. The young father stood in amazement as he said, “I can’t believe I am seeing you all twice. I was just asking the Lord for a sign that he is real and I see you all again.” The young mother of baby O, 10 months and full of joy, smiled and greeted the team gladly accepting her rose. The young mother mentioned that she planted the rose she received the first time in the front bushes and watched it come to life. She mentioned that it recently died, and here we were again with another one to give her! How cool is God’s timing! The family has been staying in a hotel for a month now, awaiting approval for a stable place. The father is the...
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TRANSFORMED BY THE IMPOSSIBLE

July 28, 2021

Transformed by the Impossible Sanctified through Taking on the Impossible When Jesus tells us to do something that seems truly impossible we must view it as an open door rather than a barricade. He is not attempting to push us away, but to call us higher and deeper into His heart. I believe it is actually part of our transformation process to do the impossible. We are sanctified by taking it on. As we receive the invitation and the challenge we inevitably become more like Him. It is in our “yes” that he is allowed to build us up in our faith.  Luke 9 In the ninth chapter of Luke we see a beautiful example of this. Jesus challenged the disciples to feed the multitudes. This provoked them into dialogue with the Lord. Instead of shutting down and giving up on their Rabbi, they began talking with him, explaining they didn’t have any food except five loaves of bread and two fish. Their willingness to have this conversation allows Jesus to address their doubt and to give them specific instructions, leading to the miraculous feeding of the 5,000. More than the miracle, I believe what meant the most to Jesus was that the disciples obeyed him like he obeyed the father, becoming more like him in the process.  Provoked into Prayer The impossible is meant to provoke us into prayer, into dialogue with Jesus. In the context of prayer, the ultimate stagnation of it would be for us to only ask the Lord to do things we could do ourselves in our own human strength. This would defy the...
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Local Outreach – Confession



Local Outreach - Confession 20 Years of Ministry In my nearly 20 years of serving the Lord in ministry I have been blessed to preach the gospel in different parts of America and even in other countries around the world. I have had personal evangelistic conversations with people I knew well and others I had just met. I have stayed mindful of verses like Mark 16:15 that gives us Jesus’ command to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’ Also, in Acts 1:8, Jesus says, “…and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”. We are so loved by God that He chose not only to save us but also to entrust us with His glorious gospel. He allows us to be the ones to share it with all people everywhere. What an amazing love! What a marvelous mission! Confession I do have a confession. Over the years I have made the mistake of remembering the nations but missing my neighbors. I have invested time, energy, prayer, and money to fulfill the call of God to go to “Judea, Samaria, and even the remotest parts of the earth”, but missed many opportunities to witness in “Jerusalem”. I have personally been challenged this past year to live out the command of Mark 8:31 to “love your neighbor”. I have intentionally looked to get to know my neighbors and share the love of Jesus with them. Not just neighbors who share my city but those who share my street. I no...
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Melissa – YWAM Boston

“Getting to be a part of Take the City was such a blessing both in seeing how God moved in the lives of the people I met as well as how he moved in my heart. I was so encouraged to be surrounded by people willing to passionately pray for their city and the people in it. As we worshipped, people would stop and ask what was going on and we got to talk and pray with them. I felt a greater desire to pray for our nation grow in me as we sang and prayed together.”