A House of Prayer for all ethnic groups based on the highest ground in Dallas. We are a blend of regional ministries contending together in ceaseless worship and prayer for reformation and revival in America.
Sunday Fellowship | 10:30 am
Come encounter the presence of the Lord with a loving community of believers.. Expect to be strengthened and equipped to function as Jesus Christ’s ambassador in the earth.
Prophetic prayer ministries arise in critical moments of history
when all the world is astir with change. Praying people initiate transition. Spiritual
revolutions turn with them. All over our nation, strong centers of prayer are emerging.
We are merely one of them. If your heart is burning for revival, you will find a welcome
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus."e">Matthew 1:24-25
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery." Paul in Ephesians 5:31-32
Christmas season comes with countless displays of the beautiful crèche showing the Nativity scene with the Holy Family: Joseph, Mary, and Baby Jesus. Advent statuary will adorn church lawns and fill lighted windows. Artistic renderings of the Holy Family will adorn millions of Christmas cards. This serves to remind us that Christmas is primarily about family.
In fact, the great Redemption theme of the Bible is centered in the union of a man and a woman. Christ is born of the seed of Abraham. Jesus is the authentic Son of David, although conceived by the Holy Spirit. The opening recitative of Handel’s “Messiah” quotes Isaiah’s prophecy, “Behold a virgin shall conceive…” A wedding in Cana of Galilee is the site where Jesus’ ministry of miracles begins. The marriage theme runs like a thread from the Garden of Genesis to Revelation’s Wedding Supper of the Lamb.
Marriage was in its origins founded upon covenant. In Jewish law, betrothal involved a formal, binding contract, oaths given before a company of witnesses. However, the betrothed abstained from sexual relations (and the woman remained in her father’s house) until the actual wedding ceremony. Legitimate, intimate love was reserved for marriage alone.
From the beginning, it was God’s divine plan to bring forth the Messiah through the human family. (See Genesis 3:15) God seeks a holy offspring. (Malachi 2:15) That is why marriage is important. According to Paul, not everyone needs to be married to find fulfillment in life. But he held marriage in high esteem as a great mystery in God’s plan for the church.
In our time the sacred wedding ritual has degenerated into an event. A dramatic production. A photo op moment. You name it. If you can imagine it, then do it. Whatever happened to that happy but serious moment of a man and a woman standing at the church altar exchanging vows in the company of witnesses? That is no longer “cool.” This too is indicative of what has happened to the simplicity of Christmas. Today it is a commercial, plastic Santa Claus season, politically correct, void of all that is sacred and divine. Drained of all true meaning.
Still, I have hope at Christmas because I see a new generation coming which longs for values—values they have not known. They grew up in split, dysfunctional, and blended families. But now they want something more. We can offer them the everlasting Good News of Christ.
Let us be like the Wise Men and seek Him. He will be found of us. Beyond the temporal tinsel, Christ is there.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I hope in Him!" (Lamentations 3:23,24)
A favorite hymn around here is the sweet old song, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." Yes, we sing many contemporary psalms which no longer use words like "Thee" and "Thou." But this song still rings true.
I believe in miracles. We have seen so many signs and wonders and miraculous answers to prayer. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever!" (Hebrews 13:8) There is a continuum to God's great faithfulness.
For instance, I remember a dozen times while building our facilities on a cash basis that we ran clear out of cash. Sure, we always paid our workers, but there were times when the work almost stopped. Only after prayer and waiting on the Lord did we receive His just-in-time supply. I know those anxious moments bonded us more closely to the Lord. He always turned our anxieties into hope and blessed relief.
There were also times when we dealt with a Nehemiah (the builder) vs. Sanballat (the discourager) type of real time opposition. We even god a few scars. But the Lord turned our scars into stars! He crowned the work with his special blessing.
The Lord has been gracious to us. There have been many miracles here: salvations, healings, saved marriages, better jobs, guidance, food for the hungry, and strength for the weak. God can do it again - and more! This is the message we pass on to the next generation. We are living a miraculous lifestyle here on this high point of Dallas. We can never exhaust God's gracious supply.
I pray we can pass on this message to our youth: nothing is too hard for God! No nothing! And we can "do all things through Christ who strengthens us." (Philippians 4:13).
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." -Galatians 6:9
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap." -Galatians 6:7
The world is constantly hoping for "better luck." Do you want things to change for better in your life? Every act of your life operates by the seed principle. It has since your very birth. Everything springs from the seeds you have sown, whether good or bad. This is an immutable law which man lives under. Luck has nothing to do with it.
Do not lose heart. Don't give up. Here is God's guaranteed answer. Do you want kind treatment? Then sow kindness. Do you want to prosper in blessings? Then sow generosity and bless others. In due season, perhaps not right away, you will surely reap. Sometimes the return is quick, sometimes slow. The yield will be greater than the planting.
The same principle covers our whole life. Do you desire to be honored? Well, who are you honoring? A life of thanksgiving and honor will result in many happy moments.
What about affirmation? We all like to be recognized and affirmed. Are you affirming anyone who is worthy? God will cause a harvest to come out of your seeds. You will reap affirmation.
Are you lonely? Show yourself friendly. Incite someone to lunch. Reach out. The harvest is guaranteed.
But here is a warning! Those who sow to the flesh and selfish ambition will reap corruption (Galatians 6:8). But those who do good and are generous will reap everlasting life. So do not grow weary in doing good for you shall reap in due season.
While awaiting the seed to grow and produce, stay faithful. Keep on sowing good seeds. Like the farmer, have an attitude of expectancy. There is coming a due season. Wait for it! Harvest time is here. Sow and reap good things. What do you have to give, to plant? You will surely get results.