Monday, November 23, 2015

November 2015

We had a wonderful time of prayer last weekend.  God is so good!  Friday night and Saturday, worship was so refreshing and our prayer times were intimate.  Our communion was so sweet.  His Presence has softened our hearts in a new measure. 

We are so blessed by those who have made "Room 24" a regular commitment.  Our numbers are growing along with our joy and koinonia!  The first time we heard that word was when our children were attending a Lutheran elementary school and that had a weekend camping trip that they called "Koinonia" every year.  The meaning of this word is rich and is a regular experience for us at "Room 24" these days.

Koinoinia definition:
Koinonia {coy NO nyah) is a transliterated form of the Greek word, κοινωνία, which means communion, joint participation; the share which one has in anything, participation, a gift jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, etc. It identifies the idealized state of fellowship and unity that should exist within the Christian church, the Body of Christ.

Hallelujah for that definition.  We believe it is what we are all feeling during these prayer times.  We are so grateful for each and every participant.  We are blessed to bring in new people every time.  Each one has a story, a journey that they are on, but somehow, the topic we are covering, the prayer direction we are following, is a perfect match for their situation.    God gives to us and uses us in a melodic rhythm.  He puts people together and meets needs and we watch and enjoy.  We are overwhelmed with His Love.

It is so important in our day to bring His Peace!  Our world is hurting and we know the answer!  We would encourage you to take up your cross and follow Him.  (Matt 16:24).  It's not a hard walk.  Jesus carried His cross to the crucifixion.  We simply have to identify with the cross.  He did it all for us.  But letting that cross be visible is important.  We are safe houses, walking about in a portable temple and carrying the living God.  We are seeing that the more open we are to His expression through us, the easier it is to meet the need.  Acts 3:6 says it, "I do not have, but what I have, I give".  It's all Jesus, Yeshua!  

Our December "Room 24" will be in our home on Dec 11 & 12.  You are so welcome to join us!  
Love in Christ,

Elias & Ann

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Preparing for this weekend

We are looking forward to our 24 hour prayer for November that is quickly approaching.  We will be joining with Desert Streams Fellowship, Open Heaven Fellowship and Beit Hallel Messianic Community at 2445 N Coyote Dr Ste 101, Tucson AZ 85743. The prayer begins Friday night at 6pm on 11/20/2015 and goes through Saturday at 6pm.  We will be traveling through the prayer watches, but expecting God for the new things He has planned.

Revelation 22:1-2
  "And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street.  And on either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. "

This is the week  before Thanksgiving and as such we are planning to focus on thanksgiving prayers.  We will begin with repentance, communion and foot washing prayers.  The night will include spiritual warfare, recovery and testimony.  The morning will be a celebration resurrection, to include prayer for healing and thanksgiving.  Special during this Room 24 prayer event will be an hour dedicated to children’s prayer, right after lunch.  In the afternoon we will pray for ministries, ministries leaders and pastors.  Our focus during this time will also be on prayer for the nations and appreciation of the multifaceted, multi-lingual intercessory team God has given us.  

We are truly blessed by the opportunity God has given us for continued, dedicated times of prayer on a monthly basis.  As we move into the holiday season and the end of the year quickly approaches, we can’t help but look over the year and all the blessing that God has provided.  More than ever, we are grateful to be in His service.  Our world is more challenged then ever, and our position as servants of the Lord is daily shifting to an outward expression of His love.  We don’t have to look far to see how significant the Love of the Father is to our world.  While we appreciate our churches, our heart is to do more to bring the wonderful expression of God’s love to our generation both inside and out of the traditional church.  

God bless you all bountifully and please plan on joining us Friday at 6pm