Prayer of Thanksgiving for the Holy Spirit

By Apostle Tonya

Blessed One of Israel, we enter into Your gates with thanksgiving and praise; thanking You for Your mercy, grace and for causing us to hear thy lovingkindness every morning.  Wonderful Father, we declare that You are a Holy God and we reverence You.   Father, we are honored that You giveth Ear to our petitions as written in 1 John 5:14-15.  This morning, as we receive from You new mercies; we arise to giveth You thanks for our Beloved Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Thank You for the Word as written in John 14:16:   And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.  Thy Lord promised the Disciples that He would pray for another Comforter who would abide with them forever.  Lord, we bless and honor You for sending the precious gift of the Holy Spirit, our Dearest Comforter on Earth who dwelleth in us.  Holy Spirit, we beseech You to continue to teach us to be Your Friend and we thank You for Your Wonderful Presence that remaineth.  We love and adore you, Blessed Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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Restraining the Enemy in Intercession

By Apostle Tonya

In the Beginning, it was the deception of the Destroyer in the Garden of Eden that caused the Fall of Man.  Today, the enemy continues with his strategy to use those who will yield to him to carry-out his conspiracies to attempt to kill, steal and destroy the Plan of Jehovah God in our lives (just as recorded in the Book of Genesis 3). 

It is the effectual prayers of the righteous which availeth us with power to restrain the enemy assignments sent against us.  As believers, we must be of a faithful spirit and exercise our dominion and authority in the spiritual realm seated in Heavenly Places.  In the spirit, we war and win.  The victory has already been secured by our Blessed Master at The Cross. 

One day, as I sat in my living room writing on intercession it was most interesting to read again the Webster’s definition of the word, restrain:  to prevent someone or something from doing something.  Marvelously, as I pondered on it, the Holy Spirit gently openeth my eyes in the spirit to the glorious art of war that manifest when we pray.  There, mighty Angels come for the Words (given to us to pray and decree) of the Great Architecture to restrain the enemy for our success in accomplishing His Divine Plan. 

Further into my study, in the Strong’s Hebrew Concordance I was surprised at the strength in the word matsar which is defined in the English language as restraint, control.  Consequently, the definition of matsar which means to hold back from acting accurately depicts what occurs in the spirit when we pray as our Lord Jesus has taught us in Matthew 6:9-13.  Our prayers hold back the enemy from acting against us!  This is a most powerful truth manifested in the intercession ministry of a pure heart; as it most certainly was with the Apostle Peter. 

Certainly, one of my most dearest chapters in the Bible is that of the courageous Queen Esther handing Haman the Agagite (the enemy of the Jews) a magnificent defeat as she called a fast to intercede for the Jews.  Esther 4.  As you recall, the story of Haman’s plot to annihilate the Jews began shortly after his promotion.  We read of his tragic plan unfolding most profoundly in Esther 3:6:  

And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai:  wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. 

The enemy entered into the heart of Haman who was second-in-command to King Ahasuerus.  The Devourer sought Haman’s heart to carry-out his plan to annihilate the Jews.  Haman, even ensured that his plan was published that all Jews, both young and old would be destroyed and killed.  The Scripture records the great mourning among the Jews as they learned of this decree.  Esther, after receiving word from Mordecai of the decree called a fast to restrain the enemy.  It was effectual fervent prayers that restrained the Destroyer and the boldness and wisdom of Esther which ultimately overturned satan’s plan.  Esther 7:9-10, Esther 8:5, Esther 8:7-14.  Thy Lord’s will was done.  Amen. 

Father, I decree Your Son, the King of Glory will giveth grace for your intercessors to persevere in prayer and overturn every assignment fashioned for their failure.  Thy will be done, Father.  In the Name of Yeshua Hamashiach, Amen. 

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The Lord’s Supper

By Apostle Tonya

The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.  Psalm 118:14

In the First Book of Corinthians, Chapter 11 verse 23, the Apostle Paul delivers a most profound revelation to the Church in Corinth for which He received from the Blessed Lord Jesus of what includes most certainly, the greatest betrayal. In this, the Apostle Paul giveth to us the suffering of our Lord’s betrayal by His Disciple, Judas during the Lord’s Last Supper and how to partake in Holy Communion.

“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat:  this is my body, which is broken for you:  this do in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24

The Communion of the Lord must be done with honor unto Him and with His Children walking in unity.  When we walk not with thy Lord; we are not worthy to partake of eating the Bread and drinking from the Cup of the Holy One.

Let us read the Apostle Paul’s rebuke to the Corinthians concerning division as written in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 11, verses 17 through 18:

“Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.  For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.”

The Apostle declares that the Corinthians were unworthy of Communion because of the division and heresies in the Church.  We read further of the flesh in the Church and the grieving of the Blessed Holy Spirit; as there became a spirit of division that entered into their hearts as written in 1 Corinthians 11:21:

“For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.”

We must guard our hearts with all diligence and keep it tender for thy Master. Daily, we must enter into His Chambers delighting in Him, our First Love, focusing on The Cross.  Lest never forget as we sup; the greatest love and suffering for us by our Beloved Lord.  In His Blessed Presence, yield to the Holy Spirit as He may place on your heart that day over 2000 years ago when Envy walked to apprehend the Lord Jesus from His Secret Place and then arrest Him!

The Holy Spirit is faithful to cause us to be graced with faithfulness to honor the Lord’s Sacrifice and as our Comforter on Earth will continue to make our hearts love the Lord Jesus more than these.  Let us take our seat in this most intimate time and remember thy Faithful One.  Beloved, enter in with thanksgiving and praise for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; just as He praised our Father God on the night of His Betrayal.

For how might we praise thy Lord during this time of Communion with Him?  We adore, praise and honor Him by recognizing His Jewish roots.

Our Lord Jesus would have observed Passover on that faithful Night of His Betrayal with The Four Cups of Passover.  The Messiah, our Risen Lord would have recited Grace over the Third Cup and over Hallel, The Fourth Cup – Cup of Praise, the Lord sang praises unto His Father with His Disciples from Psalms 113 through 118. Hallelujah!

May we continue to follow the Lord’s Footsteps and ask the Father, our Eternal One for grace for it. Amen.

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Dream about President Biden

By Apostle Tonya

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven. Matthew 6:10

In the early morning of Inauguration Day 2021, (a few hours before the President-Elect was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States) I was bestowed a dream about the new President. In this dream, I saw President Biden standing alone behind a blue podium.  Behind the new President was what appeared to be a replica of the “Operation Warp Speed” screen that former President Donald J. Trump used during his announcements of the progression of the Coronavirus vaccinations.  The screen was fairly empty with one or two unknown logos on it; in different locations on the screen.

Thereafter, as I watched President Biden speaking, I saw a Sign from the Lord of anger coming soon because of the new Administration changes concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Let us remain faithful to ask thy Lord for His strength and power to pray for our Country.  Amen.

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Beautiful Vision of Jesus

By Apostle Tonya

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her. John 20:18

The Blessed Holy Spirit has been ever-faithful to lead me to spend many hours with Him in the Book of John. During a most holy time, as I sat with the Comforter reading out loud John, Chapter 20, I was bestowed a magnificent vision of our Beloved Lord Jesus!

In this vision, I was motioned by the Holy Spirit to look up at the ceiling. There, I saw the Risen Lord watching over me. The Lord appeared as I have seen Him in His Earthly Body: His Face partially covered with His Beard. And I saw our Lord’s Beautiful Hair.

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Healing our Land

By Apostle Tonya

Earlier this week, as I sat on my living room sofa with thy Blessed One weeping for my beloved America He began to comfort my heart. Thereafter, the Merciful Father manifested in my heart His will to perfect what concerneth His Children.  The Lord is going to heal the discouragement. 

In America, we have witnessed great turmoil the past months; beginning with the tragic death of George Floyd, a divided and hurting nation as a result of the 2020 Presidential Election and the tragic deaths at the U.S. Capital.

The Lord knows that many intercessors in His Body are feeling discouraged and weary with their assignments to intercede for the Country.  Brethren, I encourage you to continue to stand and not be weary in well-doing.  The Lord Jesus has heard our cries for the Church and the nation.  Let us continue to stand as He part the Red Sea.  

It is my prayer that you enter into rest with the Comforter and delight in Him.  I declare as you wait upon Him you shall receive a fresh wind of anointing and rest from weariness and war.  Amen. 

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.  Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  Isaiah 40:28-31

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The Walls of Fire

By Apostle Tonya

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.  Who is this King of glory?  The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.  Psalms 24:7-8

Over the years, I have often pondered on the King of Glory choosing to rest His glory on His Disciple, Apostle Peter wherefore the shadow of him would be used to heal.  Acts 5:15-16. 

During a long season of sitting at thy Lord Jesus’ Feet, He was most faithful to answer me and give revelation on how Peter’s shadow was used to perform the great miracles recorded in the Scriptures.  I marveled as the Holy Spirit in His lovingkindness revealed the secret to me:  Peter had acquired a pure heart and thereby his shadow could host the glory of the Lord to heal.  

The suffering the Apostle endured after the Ascension of our Blessed Lord Jesus must have produced a purity of soul.  For it is a refined vessel who walks with Adonai, the Consuming Fire. 

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?  or who shall stand in his holy place?  He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.  Psalms 24:3-4

In the Book of John, Chapter 14, verse 12, the Blessed Master says:  He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  This is what the Apostle Peter demonstrated in his walk during his Earthly ministry of miracles, signs, wonders and intercession.  As you remember, when Peter was visiting Lydda after praying for Aeneas, a most beloved woman who gave alms named Dorcas (Tabitha) died from an unknown sickness.  Peter was summoned to leave Lydda for Joppa to pray for the deceased woman whose body had already been washed.  There was knowledge of the fire and glory of thy Lord God that rested on Peter in Joppa.  The Bible records that the Apostle Peter was a man of prayer.  I gather the women who wept for Dorcas after her death also prayed for her to recover from this sickness.  In His faithfulness, the Blessed One would use His son, Peter’s intercession to be glorified in her resurrection.

The dimension of prayer that the Holy Spirit opened for Peter was the glory realm. Apostle Peter had dominion and authority to command Dorcas’ spirit and life to return back into her body.  This resurrection power of the Lord Jesus most marvelously resurrected Tabitha from the dead.  Surely it was our Great Architect and Father seated on His Throne which spoke through His vessel, Peter, “Tabitha, Arise!”  Amen.

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Happy New Year!

By Apostle Tonya

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

Dearest Friends, I declare the Blessed One will giveth you His grace to release the trauma the Church has experienced from the pandemic of 2020.  May the Blessed Comforter cause you to forget those things which are behind you and reach forth unto those things which our Father of Glory has set before you. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

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Dream about the Risen Lord

By Apostle Tonya

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  John 14:21

For a long season, the Blessed Lord Jesus has been gracious to giveth me dreams of Him appearing to me reenacting the time He walked the Earth during His Ministry, Death and Resurrection.  

The Lord Jesus, the Son of God visited me shortly after I had been resting in Him. In this most blessed dream, I saw the Risen Lord standing outside of His Empty Tomb.  The King of Glory was standing near the opening of the Tomb clothed in a Robe.  The Lord’s Face was Beautiful; it had no bruising or scars. The Skin covering the Lord’s Countenance in this dream resembled that of a fetus of 20 weeks in his mother’s womb.  I saw the Lord’s Features most profound in this appearance of Him and His Hair was parted in the middle.  

Then, as I looked down at the ground I saw whom I knew in my spirit to be Mary of Magdala.  Mary Magdalene was bowed down at the Master’s Feet.  The Blessed One’s Feet was revealed to me quite vividly.  Amen. 

Friends, May you and your family delight in the Blessed Lord Jesus as we celebrate His Birth this Christmas.  

O Come, Let Us Adore Him! 

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Midnight Praise and Power

By Apostle Tonya

At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments. Psalm 119:62

One of the most well-quoted Scriptures in the Holy Bible on the power of praise unto the Lord Jesus is written in the Book of Acts, Chapter 16, verses 25 and 26:

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God:  and the prisoners heard them.  And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken:  and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.  

This Scripture most powerfully records at midnight when Paul and Silas praised thy Lord their praise released Angels to come for their words. The weapon of praise of these two men greatly shook the Earth, bound the enemy, open doors and set them free. 

Midnight which begins the third watch of prayer is an hour of deliverance. Chetsiy, the Hebrew word for midnight is defined in the Strong’s Concordance as midst, middle and midnight.  The Lion of Judah, our Deliverer strategically appointed the midnight hour to set the captives free.  This set time when we arise to give the Holy One of Israel thanks will annihilate the enemy’s works against us.  

As Children who giveth praise, glory and honor with our righteous lips to Jehovah Gibbor, the Man of War, we simultaneously destroy demonic assignments sent against us to place us in bondage.  The righteous is bold as a lion and we must walk in authority and dominion and release the high praises of the Lord when we are in spiritual war.  

The Lord God who causes wars to cease taketh pleasure in our praises unto Him and will declare our warfare is over.  Amen. 

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 149:6-9

7 Scriptures to Pray at Midnight 

Acts 16:25-26

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God:  and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken:  and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.  

Matthew 25:6

And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Acts 20:7

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. 

Ruth 3:8

And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself:  and, behold, a woman lay at his feet. 

Judges 16:3

And Samson lay til midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an Hill that is before Hebron. 

Psalm 119:62

At midnight, I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of the righteous judgments.  

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