September 8, 2021

Are you afraid of natural conditions and circumstances? Are you anxious because of the chaos and confusion in the world? Are you battling anger and blame and hopelessness?

As Kingdom agents we’re being called to get above the things going on around us. Sound has tremendous power to move, to shake, to bring both chaos and alignment, to work both good and evil in the world around us. God is calling us to get above the toxic noise of this world and become a mouthpiece and an amplifier for the sound of His Kingdom. Take a few minutes to watch the message from this past Sunday (click on the image above), then apply the lesson to your prayer life.

Time to get above the noise and to bring a new sound. We have a lot of people we’re praying for right now, and when complete breakthrough takes a little longer than we’d like, it’s easy to switch from praying in authority and faith to praying as a needy victim. Rise up!

The Lord told me last night, “Do not stop praying authoritative Third Heaven prayers. Do not regress to pleading and begging from a worldly victim position. Stand strong in faith, be confident in your King, and be courageous in your Kingdom proclamations.”

Even in the midst of these great challenges, we are immersed in Jesus who sits at the right hand of Father God in the highest of heavens, inaccessibly high and far above everything else. From that perspective, we see the big picture and we make a sound through our prayers, shouts, and praise that overpowers the noise of the world and changes everything.

Let’s grow together!

Matt Neese


What is a church without the Holy Spirit? As you drive past farms and ranches in Texas, you’ll see watering holes that were dug for the cattle. They look like small ponds of stagnant water. The water isn’t usually fresh, clear, and inviting, unless you are totally dehydrated and desperate. When it rains, the watering holes fill with fresh water, then the water drains into the soil only to become muddy and stagnant again.

At best, much of the American church is a watering hole. Occasionally God will graciously send a rain of His presence to refresh the thirsty flock, but they’re not as interested in the Living Water that they need as they are in the works of their own hands. They gather around a hole they dug and call it a well. They say, “Come, you who are thirsty, and drink the old waters we’ve collected” — the stagnant waters of old teachings, wisdom of this world, and motivational speeches of snake-oil salesmen. It feels wet but it ain’t water, and it’s definitely not Living Water.

God’s people have done two evil things from which we need to repent: we’ve abandoned the Fountain of Living Water and we’ve dug for ourselves feeble, defective, and vastly inferior ditches. Even worse, we’ve then put our tacky signs up over the ditches and falsely advertised to the world that we have what they need. If we’re lucky the Lord sends a refreshing rain, but those rains quickly filter through the cracks of our human devices. No! Let’s reject the watering holes and run to the Fountain! Jesus stands at the gate, hollering to all who will hear, “Come! Let everyone who is thirsty come! Let all who crave the gift of Living Water come and drink freely! [Revelation 22:17] If you drink from those watering holes, you’ll be thirsty again, but if anyone drinks the Living Water I give them, they will never be thirsty again. For when you drink the water I give you, it becomes a gushing fountain of the Holy Spirit, flooding you with endless life! [John 4:13-14]”

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  • 9/08 Micah 2, Psalm 101, Jeremiah 2, I Corinthians 15:33-58
  • 9/09 Micah 3, Psalm 102, Jeremiah 3, I Corinthians 16
  • 9/10 Micah 4, Psalm 103, Jeremiah 4, II Corinthians 1
  • 9/11 Micah 5, Psalm 104, Jeremiah 5, II Corinthians 2
  • 9/12 Micah 6, Psalm 105, Jeremiah 6, II Corinthians 3
  • 9/13 Micah 7, Psalm 106, Jeremiah 7, II Corinthians 4
  • 9/14 Nahum 1, Psalm 107, Jeremiah 8, II Corinthians 5
  • 9/15 Nahum 2, Psalm 108, Jeremiah 9, II Corinthians 6

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