12 Apr Passover Prayer Guide
Praying Through the Places Where Heaven Came to Earth
This week we observe Passover, as well as, the Passion Week of Christ. God installed the Passover Feast to permanently place His people in remembrance of who He is and what He has done. It was also a prophetic picture of Christ. It was at the Passover Meal that Jesus raised the bread and wine and said, “This is My body and blood, broken and spilled out for you.” Then He added, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” (1 Cor. 11:23-26)
Today we remember Jesus and what He did in order to re-member Him to re-present Him to the world as members of the body of Christ. We will pray into the narrative of where Jesus went and what Jesus did in each respective place in His acts of redemption. Although, there are more places recorded, we have chosen five significant stations, from where Jesus passed from time to eternity—from earth to heaven in route to the right hand of the throne of God. Here in these places God acted within Himself to reverse the curse and secure all His blessings in heavenly places for us. What Jesus did then and there remains as everlasting memorials of what exists forever in the here and now.
As we journey together and retrace these places where Jesus did for us what we could not do for ourselves let us access and activate the present realities that exists! Salvation is here! Healing is here! Deliverance and freedom are here! Hope and a future are here!
- The Garden of GETHSEMANE
Father, If You are willing, remove this cup from Me,
yet not My will, but [always] Yours be done.
Luke 22:42 Amplified Bible
Main Point: To pray from the Garden of the Winepress for Christ’s total Lordship being manifest in knowing and doing the Father’s will.
- I must be about My Father’s business. (Lk. 2:49)
- For whoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, sister and mother. (Mk. 3:35)
- Not everyone who says to Me Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father which is in heaven. (Matt. 7:21)
- I came to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. (Jn. 4:24)
- He will prove what is the good, acceptable, and the perfect will of God. (Rom. 12:2)
- What the will of the Lord is…doing the will of God for the heart.(Eph. 5:17; 6:6)
- God who works in you both TO WILL and DO according to His good purpose. (Phil. 2:12-13)
- That you may stand perfect and complete in the will of God. (Col. 4:12)
- Not willing that any should perish. (2 Pet. 3:9)
Prayer Points: Doing God’s will in:
- Faith (Life conformed to Christ and displayed witness)
- Family (Marriages, children, extended family members, household of faith)
- Finances (Debt, Spending, Giving, Saving, Stewardship)
- Friends (Relationships with saints and sinners)
- Futures (Callings, giftings, job opportunities, potential marriages, geographical location, spiritual blessings)
- The PRAETORIUM Court
He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised to our iniquities:
The chastisement of our peace was upon Him;
And with His strips we are healed.
Main Point: The PRAETORIUM represents the place where healing and deliverance was secured for us by the body of Jesus.
- He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted and mend hearts. (Is. 61:1; Ps. 147:3)
- He heals all my diseases (Ps. 103:3; Acts 3:6; 1 Pet. 2:24-25; Lk. 4:18)
- He sent Me to proclaim liberty to captives, and opening of the prison to them are bound (Is. 61:1-3; Lk. 4:18)
- To give beauty for ashes. (Is. 61:3)
- The oil of joy for mourning. (Is. 61:3)
- Garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness. (Is. 61:3)
- To be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified. (Is. 61:3; Jer. 17:7-8; Jer. 15:8; Ps. 1:1-3)
- Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers. (3 Jn. 2)
- Rise and be healed from all sickness and disease.
- Be free: Where the Spirit of the Lord is…
- Break every yoke of addiction, bondages, chains of entrapment
- Lift burdens and let the oppressed go free.
- To be whole and holy because God has willed it and provided it.
- The Hill called GOLGOTHA
God has now made (you) to share in the very life of Christ! He has forgiven you all your sins;
has utterly wiped out the written evidence of broken commandments
which always hung over our heads, and has completed annulled it by
NAILING IT TO THE CROSS.
And then, having drawn the sting of all the powers and authorities
ranged against us, be exposed them, shattered,
empty and defeated in his own triumphant victory!
Colossians 2:14-15 Phillips Translation
Main Point: At Golgotha Jesus secured every blessing and promise of God and offers them freely to everyone who believes and receives them.
- Father, forgive them. (Lk. 23:34) (Jesus was the example of personal forgiveness for us.)
- Salvation (Mk. 4:12; Jn. 14:6; 1 Jn. 5:11-15; Rom. 10:9-10; Eph. 2:8-9)
- Veil of the temple opened top to bottom. (Mk. 15:38)
- He has forgiven you all your sins. (Col. 2:14; 1 Jn. 1:9; Ps. 103:1-2) (Universal forgiveness because of blood covenant.)
- He has made all the promises of God “Yes” and “Amen” for us. (2 Cor. 1:20)
- He has defeated Satan for us at the cross. (Phil. 2:15; Rev. 12:10-11; Heb. 2:14-15)
- He has made us the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:21)
- He has overcome the world on our behalf. (Jn. 14:27; 16:33)
- He has given us the Kingdom as a treasure. (Mt. 6:19-21, 33; Lk. 12:31-32; Matt. 13:1-50)
- He has freely given us all things at the cross. (Rom. 8:31-32)
- He has loved us with an everlasting love at the cross. (Rom. 5:8; Jn. 3:16; Rom. 8:30-39)
- Crucified in the place of the skull (Golgotha). (Rom. 8:6)
- Crucified in the appetites and lusts lead us astray.
- Crucified in the worldly associations and friendliness with this world. (Gal. 6:14; Jam. 4:4-10)
- Crucified to worldly wisdom and philosophies of men. (Col. 2:6, 9; Jam. 3:13-18)
- Crucified to those who wrong, abuse, offend, or wound us.
- Take up our crosses daily and follow Christ in true discipleship. (Lk. 9:23-25; Mt. 10:21, 11:23-26)
- The EMPTY TOMB
I am the resurrection, and the life; he that believes in Me,
though he were dead, yet shall he live;
And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.
Main Point: The empty tomb is the place where death passed over to life and life became eternal in the Resurrection. This is the message of hope and a future to all who obey the Gospel of Christ.
- “O death, where is thy sting; O grave, where is thy victory. ( 1 Cor. 15:15-58)
- For if Christ be not raised, your faith is in vain. (1 Cor. 15:13-17)
- I want to know Him and the power of His resurrection. (Phil. 3:10)
- All things new—new creature in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 4:24-25)
- Behold, I make all things new. (Rev. 22:5)
- They preached through Jesus the resurrection of the dead…and with great power He gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and great grace was with them all. (Acts 4:2, 33)
- For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall bein the likeness of His (Rom. 6:5)
- Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace to find mercy obtain grace to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:14-16)
- To be crucified with Christ so the life of Christ can be unlocked. (Gal. 2:20)
- To celebrate and give thanks for Christ’s victory over death! (2 Cor. 2:14-16)
- To put on the resurrected Jesus and make no provision for the flesh. (Rom. 13:14)
- To believe and behave as Jesus has passed over death to life. (1 Jn. 3:14)
- To obtain that all old things have passed and all new have come because we are new creatures in Christ Jesus. (2 Cor. 5:17)
- To no longer live for ourselves but for Christ who died and rose again. (2 Cor. 5:14-15l Jn. 11:25-26)
- To search out what the power of His resurrections means. (Phil. 3:10)
- To believe for the church to reclaim the position, preeminence, and priority of preaching the resurrection message of Christ. (Acts.4: 2, 33)
- The UPPER ROOM
Behold, I send this promise of My Father upon you:
but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are clothed with power from on high.
And you shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit has come upon you
you shall be witnesses unto Me in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Main Point: The Upper Room opened the heavens over the church to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit to empower, embolden, and enable us to be witnesses for Christ in our generation and generations to come.
- This is that…outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last days (Joel 2:16-18; Acts 2:16-18)
- Wait until you are endued with power from on high. (Lk. 24:49)
- You shall be My witness (martyrs). (Acts 1:8; Mt. 24; 14; Eph. 3:10)
- The promise is for you and your children and all who are far off. (Acts. 2:39)
- Do not be drunk with wine, but be being filled with the Spirit. (Eph. 3:19; 5:17-18)
- My cup overflows. (Ps. 23:5)
- Out of your inner man shall flow rivers of living waters. (Jam. 8:37-38)
- Behold the waters issued out from under the threshold of the temple…Fruit trees of all kinds will grow and both sides of the river their leaves will not whither, nor will their fruits fail. (Ezk. 47:1,12 NIV)
- He leads me ankle, knee, waist deep and it was a river that I could not pass over, waters to swim in… (Ezk. 47:3-5)
- For the church to unleash the force of heaven with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
- For the church to understand that witnesses (martyrs) are those prepared and proven against all persecutions, hardships, sufferings, reproaches, difficulties, insults and offenses. (2 Cor. 12:1ff; Mt. 5:14-16)
- For believers to unlock the second work of grace in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and continually seek after fresh fillings not substitute highs.
- For the church to find modern day Upper Rooms and there to wait until they are endued with power from on high to demonstrate God’s power.
- For the people of God not to be content with just fullness but to operate in the overflow of the Spirit’s life. (Ps. 22:5; Jn. 8:37-38)
- For the people of God to learn again the secret of building up themselves in their most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 20-23; 1 Cor. 14:1ff)
- For God’s people to exercise praying and singing in the Spirit and learning to ask the interpretation of what they say and sing.