Thursday, October 27, 2016

Room 24 at The Lord of Grace Lutheran Church 10/14-15/2016

Oh Lord, I am still weak in the knees by Your Presence!...

Oh Lord, I am still weak in the knees by Your Presence!  You are a Good, Good, Father!  This weekend at “Lord of Grace” was filled with Your beauty.  We are so thankful to this Lutheran church who opened their doors to us, much like You, Father.  Throughout the night we saw Your beauty.  A quiet time, but also profound in so many ways.  We kept being reminded all weekend of how much you love us.  Yes, fill us up Lord, that we can be a vessel of Your Love.  

We had some new faces join us and we were missing some of our loved core for different reasons, but God!  We have come to count on Your Presence.  We know that as we move through the night and the next day, that we are guaranteed to encounter You.  We talked about hunger, a hunger for your Presence and truthfully Lord, that hunger continues to grow!  Come Holy Spirit!  More of You!  

We pressed in on Friday night, right away, because that is our time of strength.  Like climbing a mountain, the “Night Watch”, The “Midnight Gate”, we talked about You, Our Consuming Fire.  And than, we let You take the wave.  Our time Saturday morning in the Holy Spirit was so gentle.  And just like you are, you broadened, our gifts, each of us asking You for an increased measure of the Gifts of the Spirit.  We began to talk about The Fathers Love and encountered You.  Faithful God!  Words cannot describe our feelings.  

We prayed through till the fifteenth day, the focus prayers of “Give Him Fifteen” published by Dutch Sheets Ministries.  We came away with a confidence that You are the Anchor of these days.   We prayed for the nation and our country, the churches.   We closed with pray for the ministries represented and more.

So much more!  Glad you could join us.  And if you haven’t, come next time.  We are headed to “The Ranch” in Mexico for November.  

Elias and Ann Abyad

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Room 24 at Tucson Arabic Church September 16-17, 2016

It's September 2016 and we are headed to “The Ranch” in Mexico.  But God...

We hit a few delays and some schedule conflicts.   OK, and suddenly...  Another venue pops up.  We end up switching our event to Tucson and to the sanctuary of the Tucson Arabic Church.  (God is at work!)  Many of our friends from the Arabic church joined with us.  God is Glorified each time we come together to honor Him.  In the end, we realize it is His plan, not ours.  

Our prayer became a combination of the Tucson event we had planned in the future and “The Ranch” event that we had planned for.  We were able to give time to some “activations”.  We are so encouraged by some of the words and methods out there from different people.  We took time to listen in to some new waves of thought and pray it through.  “Training Your Senses”, “Covenant”, “Miraculous Healing”, “The Father’s Blessing”.

 On Friday night it led to quite a time of prophetic ministry.  We pursued healing prayer on Friday night and on Saturday.   It is amazing and encouraging that we often hear these three languages in our ministry settings; English, Spanish and Arabic!  And for the first time we added the Native American Navajo language. Makes me smile as I write.  On Friday night, was asked people to pray for the place that they were born.  The results were powerful and enlightening.  We believe God has given us, as intercessors, the ability to touch the world through His Spirit, visiting these places as we pray.  

Through the night, we have become troopers in the Spirit.  We are totally over thinking whether or not we can do it.  We do it every time, by His power!  We had old faces and new.  Also, the bravest, new people who made it through the 24 hours smiling.  Several joined on on Saturday as we poured into prayer for the nations, for our nation, for Tucson, for the churches, pastors, families, leaders and children.  

Psalm 33:12  Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

With Many Blessings
Elias & Ann Abyad  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ROOM 24 in SAN DIEGO August 26-28, 2016

Who doesn’t, right?  As our “Room 24” event was approaching for August, we realized just how hot it can get in Tucson in August.  Air conditioning in every building and your pursuit is to find the nearest building and hide till dusk!  Beautiful times of day, yes, but 24 hours pretty much ensures being in the heat somewhere.  Solution:  Take “Room 24” to San Diego.  We gathered a group of us and headed to the coast.  Our mission was to attend revival meetings at Heart of God Church in Rancho Bernardo.  Jerame & Miranda Nelson are heading up revival meetings that have been going on there, 4-5 days a week for 180 something days as of August.  Ok, if the Presence of God has been ignited and sustained for that length of time, we say “yes”, show us what you are doing Lord.  And off we went.  We took a few rooms in a local hotel and headed to San Diego.  

San Diego was beautiful.  Beautiful to see and beautiful to feel and breath in.  Water in the air and sunny at the same time.  We attended the meetings Friday & Saturday night.    Saturday - day, we headed to the ocean.   Worship was great, prophetic, and delivered by two different worship teams.  The message Friday night was on “Fire”, the fire of God that is.  Delivered by Miranda Nelson and received by all of us.  An anointing of Fire!  On Saturday, Jerame was speaking and he talked about “Fruit”.  The kind of fruit that will be found on the trees when the Master comes.  References:  Mark 11:12-25 and Matt 21:19.  Jerame said this was a message that the Father had on his heart for 4 years and he was just now free to release it.  We knew we were in the right place.  

Having been in the ocean for a long time that day, I had an experience in worship and even sleeping that night of the ocean rolling in and rolling out, methodically.  The “Fire of God” upon us and the “water of God” methodically rolling over us at the same time.  God’s Presence was with us the whole journey.  The fellowship was amazing, grace and favor wherever we went.  Some of us visited with family in the area and we were blessed by those encounters too.  New friends and a lot of food!  Even our ride home was filled with fellowship and prayer.  God did revive us that weekend.  

Psalm 119:156  Revive me O Lord!