Tuesday, July 25, 2017
What can we say - God is Good and His Love Endures Forever. Feeling so blessed. We know God is Good but that part about His love endures forever -- If the Love we felt this weekend is forever, I feel like we will burst. Such overwhelming Love and Peace. We cannot get it out of our minds. Thanks to MaryAnn for opening her home. The Presence of the Lord there was so sweet. We kept remembering the years of service she and her husband (now deceased) accomplished for the Lord and our prayer was that something of that mantle would fall on all of us. "God give us the Nations as you did for MaryAnn & John. When you come, let us be found doing Your Work!!" Within the first hour, our first prayer for someone, brought tremendous healing. She had been dealing with pressure on and around her head for 4-5 years following a car accident. Unable to bend quickly because of the discomfort & dizziness. Anointing oil and prayer and her healing was instant. The presence of the Lord was very strong. We clearly did nothing, just called on His Name. Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals, waiting for our gathering. Communion and a message by Marilu on “the table”. “I give you My Love. I give you My Life.” We pressed in to evening. We had in mind to worship and share testimony, the prophecy that would be someone else’s healing. We never gave the directive but obviously the Holy Spirit was in charge. Everyone started sharing testimonies without even a mention. And the prayer that followed was incredible. We were so blessed by our pastors from Nogales, AZ, who joined us and brought a time of live worship for us. We so love their ministry. A dear friend came and brought her boys, triplets, age 4. They were moving about and discovering things as young boys do, but when the Shofar was blown, it got their attention. And then, when the worship started they immediately began to dance. Awesome God. Towards midnight, each boy found a place with someone, to fall asleep. The Glory of God just rested on them and on us. The midnight to 3am watch was filled with worship and prayer. Honestly, we don’t even feel the hours anymore, we get lost in Our Lord. We had so many very personal encounters of His Love. Jesus has a way of meeting us wherever we are in our minds, just showing up and bringing His Love so free. Lord, how will we ever thank you for these nights we spend with You. Morning was a joy. Resurrection and Dunamis power. We moved into some teaching from Katie Souza and had breakthrough in those hours. We are loving the living room setting. We listened and soaked and received. Hallelujah. Saturday afternoon we shared a teaching by Leif Hetland that inspired us again, how to love the nations and receive our inheritance. Ask of Me and I will give the Nations as an inheritance to you. We worshipped throughout each session. Blessed prayer and words for each of us. Lord how we thank you for speaking freshly into our lives. We saw Love poured out, purpose, healing, again & again. In the afternoon, we never forget to pray into our Nation, our State and City. Our pastors and churches. Our families and children. We go home filled up in our spirits, ready to serve. You are welcome to join us next time. Room 24 will be partnering with Restoration Community Ministries at the American Indian Bible College in Phoenix. Please call or email Elias for details. If your reading this, just a reminder, Jesus Loves You! Elias & Ann Abyad
Friday, July 14, 2017
We will be having Room 24 at MaryAnn's house this month. It's in Green Valley AZ, and will be on July 21/22 from 6pm Friday to 6pm Saturday. If you would like to attend please call Elias or send an email for details. Last month we focused on personal ministry and it worked well in the home group setting. We will continue that focus, but the message that He is Good, a Good Good Father is burning in our souls. That is our Theme. Come and spend time with family. Sending love & blessings. Elias & Ann Abyad www.room24az.com
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Our time together at Adina’s home was precious. We had planned to focus on personal ministry and we did that, but we were touched by the Presence of Our Savior the whole time. It is special to be in each other homes. We started with worship, one song, some prayer, one song, some prayer. And, added testimony of all who were there because we had some new faces. We were overwhelmed with the stories of Jesus moving in on someone’s life in so many unique and amazing ways. We took our time with the testimonies and it was wonderful. It led right into Communion which is a great way to give thanks for our Salvation. Marilu led communion and the discussion of “The Holy Meal”. Her anointing for Communion is wonderful. The war is over, turn around, lay your weapons on the ground. The smoke is fading before the light, the dead are coming back to life. He has made a way for us...born for glory out of dust, children now...in the Arms of Peace. He has made a way for us. Mercy waits were sinners fall. He is our Victory. It is finished, it is done, the Blood of Jesus overcomes! It is finished, He has won! HE HAS WON! This is my battle cry, I’m found in Jesus Christ. Jesus, we call on Your Name. Jesus! Lay down your striving, we surrender to Jesus This was the overwhelming emotion of the night hours. We started with foot washing Friday evening late about 11pm. Our heart was to pray for everyone there, to pray for freedom from anything holding them back and to release the direction the Lord had for them. We started at 11pm and finished at 6am. The Holy Spirit is so amazing and unpredictable. We were all amazed it was morning! Later Saturday morning we played some worship music from Steve Swanson and just continued through the whole CD. We had a visitation, all of us and each of us. We had a woman join us during the time frame and she came in to find us all in various states of worship and surrender. We asked her later, what she felt, we wanted to be awake and alert for her but we were all overcome. Her response - no problem, this is how we pray in Mexico! :) Praise God for that! The afternoon was special as we took on the noon day watch and prayed for the places we find ourself at noon, at the bussiest time of day, whether ministry, job, family... We are going to continue in each others homes for our next Room 24 which will be at Mary Ann’s house in Green Valley on July 21/22. All are welcome. If you plan on joining us, please contact Elias by phone or email for details. Our August 24 hour prayer will be in Phoenix at Restoration Community Ministries (RCM) 8/25-26/2017. Mark your Calendars.