“…Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” 22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.” – 2 Chronicles 20:20-22

Worship shifts the spiritual climate.  Worship disarms the enemy.  Worship is the complete opposite of what the enemy wants us to do – panic in our uncertain circumstances and lose the battle. 

Read more: The Power of Worship in Spiritual Warfare

“…Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” – Matthew 6:9-10

On Wednesday, November 4th, AHOP celebrated with its first Worship Leader Training Program graduates, Mahriyanna Kersbergen and Heidi Hoye.  Mahriyanna has participated with AHOP since last year, and Heidi has been involved since 2013.  In September of this year, both of these extraordinary young women signed up for the Worship Leader Training Program (WLTP), an 8-week long class of teaching and hands-on training in the heart of worship, the basics of worship leading, and the Harp and Bowl Model.

WLTP was formed out of Revelation 4 and 5, as well as Matthew 6:9-10.  Revelation 4 and 5 give us the most detailed description of the Throne Room of God that can be found in the Bible.  Those chapters reveal what the Throne Room is like, how it operates, and most importantly,

Read more: The Worship Leader Training Program

 

Yesterday I got an email announcing that Dr. Ronnie Floyd will be speaking at the annual Onething conference in December. This information made my heart jump, feeling the impact and significance.

Dr. Floyd is the current President of the Southern Baptist Convention, but he is also a resident of northwest Arkansas, and long-time pastor of the largest church in the area, Cross Church.

Read more: Dr. Ronnie Floyd Speaking at Onething

People do change by meeting the Lord. And so does a community. When the people of a region gather together to pray and seek the Lord's will for their land, He will hear them.

"And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" - Luke 18:7-8

Read more: Transformation Through Prayer

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed, from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord." - 2 Corinthians 3:18

When we pray and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are changed.

Individual lives are transformed by spending time in prayer and worship. As our hearts connect with God, He speaks LIFE to us and we come to Know Him.

As we read His Word, in His presence and ask for revelation, He reveals Himself to us, and we become more and more like Him.

One of God's primary goals for us is that we would be with Him where He is. Let's encounter Jesus by spending time with Him daily!

Please join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in Egypt. There have been recent reports of severe persecution, including the crucifixion of Christians.

We Stand with Hobby Lobby and the 40+ other companies, schools and organizations that have taken a stand for life.

The Affordable Care Act of 2009 requires employers to provide health care coverage for all FDA approved contraceptives, including the 'morning after' and 'week after' abortion pills.

Read more: We Stand with Hobby Lobby
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