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3.10.2008

You Will Be Like a Well-Watered Garden

This past Friday night, at 10 pm, ended my week of prayer in the Prayer Fortress, which is at King's Castle training center. Mauricio, a second year Master's Commision student, and I were the Pastor's of the week. We were in charge of scheduling the two hour prayer shifts, devotion's, services, explaining the rules and praying over anyone who wanted to come into the prayer fortress. Anyone who is not part of the prayer week team and wants to come in to pray needs to have the rules explained to them and be informed that the fortress is a place of prayer and fasting. Also, they must examine themselves, ask God to forgive them of their sins, and go in transparent before Him. During the weekend we had about thirty people, mostly children and teenagers. The majority had to leave on Sunday to go back to school. We had eleven stay throughout the entire week. It was such a testimony to see children and young people sacrifice their time. Eight year olds taking two hour prayer shifts is just amazing to me. We had three services a day, personal devotion time, Biblical study, plus our prayer shifts on the third level. Everyday there was always, atleast, one person fasting and on Thursday everyone fasts. A few hours before the evening service on Saturday I was informed that I was going to preach so I asked one of my friends in Master's Commission to translate for me and I spoke on Leviticus
24:1-4. I had read that passage earlier in the week and the Lord impressed on my heart that the golden lampstands represent believers in Christ. We should always be burning with the pure oil of the Holy Spirit. I had no notes or any preperation I just let the Lord speak through me. The presence of God was evident in all our services and it was such an honor to be apart of the 10th year of continual prayer and fasting. Wednesday night was especially memorable for me because Sarah, a girl part of our prayer week team, came over and started to prophecy over me. The Lord spoke through her saying, "You are my precious daughter, my princess and you are never alone. I know your thoughts, don't be preoccupied with worries, I'll take care of you. I will take care of your family. I have great things for you that you can't understand. You are never alone, my daughter." The following day a lady gave me a card and she wrote the text Isaiah 58:11 which says, "The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails." Needless to say, this past week was tremendous and I had a great time with the Lord and getting to know others. It is definately an experience I will never forget.

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