My Prayer: Lordship Revival


My prayer this morning.
Lord, please keep me safe from the seduction of placing too much emphasis on what was last over what is next. By the same token, please help me keep in mind that I could also overcompensate by placing too much emphasis on what is next over what was last.
Lord, as I am given pause in the middle of a very active and blessed summer, I recognize the need for Lordship Revival. This Revival springs forth as I demand to submit to you as the Lord over both what was Last and what is Next. I can see that when I de-throne you from either, I begin to play God in my own life. When you are removed from being the Lord of the Last, I take upon myself the accusation for failures or the credit for victories. When every effort is made, through total surrender, to relinquish lordship, one of the most tasty fruits is the promise of your guidance in my human oblivion. When I cannot see and I cannot know the path that I am taking, I must simply trust that you know far better what is best for me. As I do so, there will constantly be things that try and influence me both to feel the confidence of the champion or the depression of the loser. In either circumstance, I crown you as Lord! I pledge to maintain my loyalty and humility to the Lord of the Last! Thank you for allowing me and inviting me to do so. This keeps me conscious of the privilege of learning that I will never be able to rewind my yesterday’s, no matter how nostalgic I may feel. There are no “undos” or “deletes” in my history besides covering them in your precious blood. Thankfully, they are left there with no memory by you! When I experience the euphoria of your blessing and the victories that you give, remind me that those are also under your Lordship of Last. Can I re-live the first Day of Pentecost outpouring of the first century AD? No, not that exact occurrence, no matter how badly I wish I had been there! Can I re-experience the sacking of Jerusalem by the wicked emperor during the first century A.D.? No. It is buried in the past.

But here is what I can do, by your grace and mercy: I can learn–as your Spirit teaches me–what precipitates every spiritual victory and every defeat in order to intentionally prepare for what is Next and let your perfect will be done. (John 14:26). Does this mean I am no longer responsible for my actions? Does this mean that I can simply sit back and blame God for my mistakes? By no means! Neither does it mean that I can pat myself on the back and congratulate myself when I am a winner! In reality, I have no way of knowing whether they are truly defeats or victories in the light of eternity. This is why it is crucial that I maintain a Lordship Revival over what was Last. This is exactly what Joseph of the Old Testament was referring to when he declared the revelation that the perpetrators of evil meant harm, but God had orchestrated the scenario for what was good and vital for the welfare of his select people.

Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer! Thank you for setting me free from the bondage of the past. I submit to your Lordship over the Last. History tends to repeat itself. As the Lord of the Last, I can rejoice that you will not allow anything in my history to bring about my defeat! If indeed history is destined to repeat itself, let it be so for the majesty of the glory of your matchless Name!

Next and Now.

Lord, you see the mad rush and ceaseless hurry of the world that churns around us every day. Is it necessary that we join the rat race? It seems that our world has crowned Next at the expense of what’s Now. This is precisely why I celebrate your Lordship over what is Next.

Here is my commitment to you, Almighty God: I will faithfully prepare my heart, my soul, and my mind in the Now giving you full access to each of these as you mold me and shape me for Next. I will continue to actively heed your Word in order to make application in the present as well as in every eventuality. I will not lose my focus on what is Next at the expense of what is Now. (Matthew 6:34).

Jesus, be the Lord of Now. I’m not asking for you to order next week or next year; simply order my next step, and the step after that, and the step after that!

Am I excited about what is Next? Absolutely! I know that if you are the Lord of Last and Now, you will also be the Lord of Next.

Perhaps in this prayer you are guiding my mind to recapture the meaning of your words to your children in the wilderness of the Old Testament: “As thy days so shall thy strength be” (Deut 33:25). The strength you promise is a strength that is coinciding to my days. Your strength is promised to go along with my days; to be in keeping with the days of life that you give, though they be so short and numbered. When I insist on living in the Next, I abandon you and your power because tomorrow is not my day, yet! Let this be something that sinks in deeply as I begin Today. When I bemoan the past, I am in danger of taking you off the throne of the past. When I try to live in the future, I dethrone you there and and I’m left to my own ingenuity and my own pitiful devices! Do I want to live without you? Not in a million godless years!

So, Jesus, please take my hand and let’s walk together in the Now. I’m thankful for the crowning achievement of each moment that is lived under your Lordship. Jesus be the Lord of all!

Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.


July 2016 Prayer Week: MHCR!

CAC Denver Family,

For the first seven days of July, we are focusing on the Mile High Conference Revival 2016. Let’s break our prayer focus down into the following seven vital features that accompany this amazing Revival every year:

1) The Sunday prior (7/24) we have guest Ministry of Rev. Timothy Spell, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For the mighty hand of God to unite our hearts and minds at this weekend of spiritual pacesetting.

2) Tuesday, (7/26), we will enjoy preconference Banquet at The Brittany Hill in Thorton. We will have the extraordinary entertainment of Evangelist Jeremy Joyce as well as multifaceted musical talent and door prizes. Please be sure to sign up for this event ASAP. Contact Jen McHugh for details. 


3) Conference Speakers. Please call on heaven’s inspiration and anointing for each of our speakers (pictured above).

4) Souls. Together we are binding and blending our prayers before the Lord in sincere petition and entreaty for the salvation of those who have not yet experienced the indwelling power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. By God’s grace, we will see souls transformed into what God created them to be as they are called out of darkness. In Jesus’ Name, this will be the central and core focus of our Revival.

5) Children. Simultaneous to each of the revival services, we will be hosting a Kid’s Crusade under the anointed ministry of Rev. Jeremy Joyce. We pray that God will ignite a fire in the souls of children and fill many with the gift of the Holy Ghost!

6) Worship Experience. Both Rev. Timothy Spell & Mark Yandris will be joining our local worship teams to bring fresh and stirring inspiration to our conference revival worship and music. It’s going to be powerful and life-impacting!

7) Us. We’re God’s people who are ever-so dependent upon the mercy and grace of our Great God. We pray earnestly for an outpouring in unprecedented proportions. Heaven come down! Make us more like You! Lord, please allow our MHCR efforts to bring You great glory and pleasure. As we seek to please you, please hear our prayers for souls added daily, “such as should be saved!” (Acts 2:47). 

It’s June. Happy Summer!

It’s June! Happy Summer!(Well, actually, Summer does not officially begin until about the third week in June!) In the meantime, isn’t it wonderful having balmy weather return! All the green grass and blossoms of Spring are so refreshing. The messages of Spring are all around us… new life, hope, fragrance, birth, new beginnings. 
[See below for important announcements.]

Since the beginning of 2016, as a congregation, we have committed to further, deeper, and more constant prayer. Our Prayer Week for this month is in full swing. By now, referencing this Prayer Guide, we have begun praying for the next generation. The day before yesterday we prayed for children specifically. Yesterday, we focused on parents. Today, we pray for families. If you were not aware, families are under severe attack in our world today. Because the very structure of the family is foundational to biblical understanding, it is a natural target for the enemy of the human soul. Therefore, we must make every effort to stand our ground and strongly advocate for Christian values that are fully apostolic. We must pray for the next generation to fully catch the vision of what it means to serve God, pursue happiness, and seek His kingdom all through the lens of a Bible world view. When this is the case, we are willing to make sacrifices and be persecuted for what we know is true. God did not create Adam and Steve! By God’s grace, this generation, and every generation afterward that has anything to do with Calvary Apostolic Church, will never fail to grasp the unnatural confusion of same-sex marriage. The very fundamentals to a natural, biblical order of family virtue have somehow drifted into the murky and uncharted waters of humanism which will only take us, as a whole, farther from God. How desperately we need to find ourselves anchored to the Rock Christ Jesus! Transgender bathrooms? Socialism countenanced in favor of democracy? These things are representative of what sociologists call, “historical drift.” The drift is happening to virtually everyone, even those who consider themselves religious! After all, religion without action is exactly what happens when the foolish man builds his house on the sand. There is no doubt that he hears the same word, and understands the same values. The difference is that he fails to take action. May God help every one of us to be action-oriented apostolics! When we are “doers of the word” we are not only stabilized but we also are those who become the influencers called by God to point the next generation to the beauty of godliness and holiness. I wish to simply say thank you to all of you precious saints who have stood the test of time and remain strong in the Lord! The best is yet to come for God’s people! The darker the night, the brighter the light.

-Pastor Haymon

Announcements:

CAC graduation ceremony is tonight at 7:00 PM. It will be followed by a festive reception. Everyone is invited.
MUSIC MINISTRY REHEARSALS TOMORROW:
Monthly music ministry practice schedule, the first Saturday of every month is as follows: 

3:00 PM, Musicians; 

4:00 PM, Ensemble; 

5:00 PM, Sanctuary Choir;

6:00 PM, Orchestra.

Father’s Day is two weeks from this Sunday, June 19. Our theme is both challenging to enhance godly fatherhood, and celebratory of the household champions we call Dads! (Immediately following this Sunday PM service (6/5) we need three ladies available and willing to help with preparation and serving for Father’s Day weekend to see Sis. LaRonda Haymon).

SUMMERTIME REVIVAL AT CAC

Next Sunday, June 12, we have revival with guest speakers. Sunday morning is Pastor Jason Avant from the Apostolic Church in Loveland, Colorado. Sunday night and Tuesday the 14th, Pastor Ron Wofford, from Parsons, TN. These two pastors are revival-oriented soul winners and join us with a burden to help reach friends, neighbors, and coworkers with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ! Don’t forget, June 12 is also the second Sunday of the month meaning that we will be hosting our monthly very special Connections Meal for all of those who have been our guests in the last several months.

A Few May 2016 CAC Announcements

Please be aware of these important events and opportunities to connect to the Body of Christ at CAC of Denver….

For Academy Field Day details,please contact school administration at caa@cacdenver.org. 

For Friends & Family Day details, please contact Worship Ministry team at worshipsmm@cacdenver.org. 


For Memorial Day details, please contact Fellowship Ministry team at felowshipsmm@cacdenver.org. 

Happy Birthday, Precious Mother of Mine!

2 Timothy 1:5 (MSG) “That precious memory triggers another: your honest faith—and what a rich faith it is, handed down from your grandmother Lois to your mother Eunice, and now to you!”

Mother’s Day weekend 2016 is upon us and I’d like to wish all who qualify under that honorable title a very Happy Mother’s Day!

My own precious mother, Janice Haymon, will be celebrating her 75th birthday this very same weekend (5/7) and I’d like to express a deep and heartfelt thanksgiving to the Lord for her. Love is portrayed in far too many ways to recount in one short article. However, a major area of demonstration comes with the word “attentive.” All through my growing up years, I could always count on my mother watching out for the welfare of my siblings and I in every possible way. As time went by, as is a part of life, her attentiveness shifted from all-encompassing as babies and small children through the phases of necessary attention until even now. At my advanced age of 51, she is still happily attentive and engaged in the things that she knows are important to us. I’m thankful for her attention to our children. As you may know, she has 13 grandchildren! Her attentiveness to each of them is remarkable. They know beyond the shadow of a doubt that whether far or near, she is constantly thinking about them and loving them.

Mother, thank you for being a wonderful and godly example of true Christian motherhood! I love you. I hope this birthday/Mother’s Day combination is the happiest and most memorable ever!

I’m thankful for two more mothers God has placed in my life: my amazing wife, LaRonda, and her sweet mother, Sis. Gayle. I wish them a Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

Mothers are strong links in the generational chain. Today we find a mighty and deeply spiritual generation of apostolics who are that way because, like Timothy  of the New Testament, we have faithful mothers!

Keep scrolling for details regarding events this weekend through next week.

We are on the cusp of one of the most anointed and Holy Spirit-infused weeks of this entire year!

Pastor Haymon


5/7, Monthly Music Ministry Rehearsals:

  • 2:30 PM-Musicians;
  • 3:00 PM-Orchestra;
  • 4:00 PM-Mass choir;
  • 5:00 PM-Ensemble. 

5/8, Mother’s Day Celebration, 9AM-10:00AM:

CAC Unbound Youth Retreat, Thursday-Saturday


Guest Speaker for the Retreat (as well as Tuesday and Sunday Revival Services), Rev. Jason Gallion, Indianapolis, IN. 

What?! Another Snowy Weekend!?

“Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?” (Job 38:22)
(I feel almost like saying, “Yes, Lord! We’ve reached our quota for this winter!” Smiles.)

As you’ve heard me say, I am really ready for the Spring to fully “spring!” Surely, it won’t be long until all of this snow is gone for a good half of the year! In the meantime, here we are, facing yet another storm with double digit inch accumulations across the front range. With that in mind, we are maintaining our current church activity schedule (posted to www.cacdenver.org) but would like to be sure that everybody is notified in the event of potential weather-related changes. The only cancellation, as of this message, is the Youth door-to-door outreach originally scheduled for Saturday.

Times like these are where our new online church community, FellowshipOne, will really shine. As you may recall, last Sunday was the deadline for logging in and setting up your personal profile. We will begin rolling out communications with this system during the current storm. Please be sure you have signed in (click here) and made personal entries regarding your birthday (for age groups), postal address, and your preferred email address and cell number for receiving vital church alerts and notifications. IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE PERSONAL NOTIFICATIONS. (As we transition, be sure to check your “spam” email folder for any mistaken messages from FellowshipOne). Thank you for making this a priority!

CHURCH WIDE PRAYER WEEK IS HERE! Sunday is May 1st, so be sure you’ve signed up for a daily time slot for prayer on our CAC 24-hour Prayer Chain. We have a fresh listing of names and times at http://www.cacdenver.org for handy reference.

“What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15).

Beginning Sunday, as a church family, we can hardly wait for our personally committed timeslot to seek the Lord! Why is that? Because, as we hit our knees, we pray with the understanding that “God shall supply all our need according to His riches in glory!” As we were informed in our breakout Bible study groups last Tuesday, God is “on the job and ready to meet our needs” no matter what they are! Are you feeling at a distance from Jesus? Pray! Are you lacking material sufficiency? Pray! Are you facing danger? Pray! Stories of needs, prayers, and God’s responses are abundant in the Bible. (Click here to access the Prayer Bible Study handout).You’ll want to make reference to our study as you pray, noting the areas of personal need that you indicated. MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING! DON’T MISS OUT BY PRAYERLESSNESS!

If you need help with any of the above sign-ups and technologies, please contact my secretary, Sis. Katrina Glover at Katrina.Glover@cacdenver.org. She’s a major blessing to CAC!

Thank you for your attention and for your faithfulness!

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Haymon
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Specific church prayer needs are as follows:
Bro. Christian Avant has shipped out for Basic Training in San Diego to further his career. Pray for his safekeeping and for his wife, Sis. Cortney.
Baby Joseph Sala has experienced improvements in his stability since we prayed last Tuesday night! Please keep holding him up, praying specifically for heart surgery in the next week or so, Lord willing.

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Upcoming events:





UnBound Youth Ministries Retreat with Rev. Jason Gallion and family:

God’s Prayer Promises

By clicking on the image below, you can access our a handy worksheet for personal study and devotion (a handout used at CAC Worship and the Word on Tuesday, March 26, 2016). We especially encourage you to prayerfully fill in the far right column “My Need for…” for future reference. Let’s pray together for miraculous intervention during our churchwide prayer week, the first week of May 2016, and BEYOND!

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Prayer Chart Link

CAC Upcoming: Something For Everyone!

It has been a busy yet fulfilling week at CAC! We welcome our resident missionaries back home from Athens, Greece. Don and Jared Haymon were a tremendous blessing at the international church youth revival in the heart of that city last week. Here is a collage of just a few pictures resulting from an anointed trip. We’re very thankful to report that several received the gift of the Holy Ghost during their services.

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I’m personally very grateful and honored by the 15 or so chaplains who showed up at the chaplaincy deployment meeting on Wednesday night.  For those of you who missed the meeting, there will be updates and opportunities forthcoming. As for those who attended, many signed up to begin active-duty both in CAC and beyond our four walls in the general public.  Never forget, the church should never be measured by its seating capacity, but rather by it’s SENDING capacity! I’m so very grateful for the laborers who are entering into an exciting new field of harvest in the world of Chaplaincy.


A TINY bit of housekeeping before we move on…. Please click on the image below to be directed to our new CAC Membership system, FellowshipOne. If you have not already, please “sign up” at the resulting page. By so doing, you’ll be sure to receive all future communication from CAC. You’ll also have access to your personal and family profile for online giving as well as the ability to monitor and edit your contact information and privacy preferences. We need this to be completed by tomorrow, April 23rd, in order to begin eliminating other costly and outdated databases and communication systems. Thank you!

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The rest of this blog is pictorial. Please carefully peruse the following panels for information and details with regard to upcoming events and activities. There is something for everyone, so don’t allow yourself to be isolated! The body of Christ at CAC is moving forward in apostolic revival… Are you coming with us? 🙏😇👍

 


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For more details, please contact our youth leadership, Bro. John or Sis. Sarah Bolen.

 


 

 

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