Friday, March 12, 2021
We were out of town and were unable to schedule Room 24 at our home New Year’s Eve. We missed the occasion as it is always special to start the New Year with prayer. Instead, we were blessed with the arrival of our 8th grandchild, “Lily Joy Fogg” on January 4th and were especially blessed to spend the New Year waiting for her arrival. Funny, but in retrospect, much of this COVID year has been spent waiting. For the church in particular, we all have a sense that God is doing a new thing in our midst. Almost like waiting for the birth of a baby. We have slowed down and a lot of what God is doing has been happening underneath the surface events we typically give our attention to. February 19/20, 2021 was our first “Room 24” for the year. Our expectations were high as we sensed that God had finally said “go”. We gathered to blow the shofar for prayer in 2021. As we followed our pattern for “tabernacle prayer” on Friday night we were directed to focus in and choose to put our focus on the fear of the Lord. God moved powerfully in that time. Most of us mentioned that theme as key during the rest of the hours. The Holy Spirit is like that. We receive a revelation that changes everything even as we continue with our agenda. So many of those who are part of the “Room 24” team shared particular areas of prayer during the 24 hours and we were all freshly blessed by their words. In the coming year, we sense that greater participation. God has given us a remnant in Room 24. Individuals who make up His greater plan. When we come together, we are refreshed by His intercessors and are grateful to have found each other. Our March event will be at Living Word Church in Tucson on March 19/20. Please plan on joining us. Isaiah 43:19 NASB Behold, I am going to do something new, now it will spring up. Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
“The triumph of God’s Love”! That is the title of the section in Romans 8, that I came face to face with this morning after our 24 hours together at Living Word Church. The Triumph of God’s Love 31 So, what does all this mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us? 32 For God has proved his love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered him up as the sacrifice for us all,[ab] he certainly won’t withhold from us anything else he has to give. 33 Who then would dare to accuse those whom God has chosen in love to be his? God himself is the judge who has issued his final verdict over them—“Not guilty!”[ac] 34 Who then is left to condemn us? Certainly not Jesus, the Anointed One! For he gave his life for us, and even more than that, he has conquered death and is now risen, exalted, and enthroned by God at his right hand. So how could he possibly condemn us since he is continually praying for our triumph?[ad] 35 Who could ever separate us from the endless love of God’s Anointed One? Absolutely no one! For nothing in the universe has the power to diminish his love toward us. Troubles, pressures, and problems are unable to come between us and heaven’s love. What about persecutions, deprivations,[ae] dangers, and death threats? No, for they are all impotent to hinder omnipotent love, 36 even though it is written: All day long we face death threats for your sake, God. We are considered to be nothing more than sheep to be slaughtered![af] 37 Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors,[ag] and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything![ah] 38 So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles,[ai] fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. 39 There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! Lord, you are so Good! We are soaking in His love, so powerfully with us this entire weekend. Thank you Pastor Gene & Sarah, Room 24 and all who attended. The love of God was everywhere. We were in Your arms Jesus and have been wrecked by Your Glory. As I’m typing here, I realize that my words are insufficient, my thoughts…not enough. We don’t really know what happened, we just know You were there. Thank you! Your tenderness and lovingkindness…. Once again, we are “hooked”. This pastor jumped on board when we talked about Room 24’s version of 24 hour prayer and we so appreciate that. We know we will be back - after we get some sleep! :).