February 2011

A Psalm 19:2 Ministry in a Psalm 134 Reality

IHOP-KC Events
April 7–9, 2011

February Update
Wow! What an awesome month for God! I have been witnessing some really great things happening here on our missions base! We had our “Stand” conference for the black community and we also had a speaker come and teach a class called “The Theological Study of Black History”(and black people do prefer to be called black and not “AfricanAmerican” btw). He spoke mainly about the roll that the black community has in the Church today. Very powerful and very affirming for a demographic that has been put down by many people groups including their own. We also had our Korean conference. Almost a thousand Korean people came (the majority from S.Korea) to attend this conference. Although I wasn’t able to participate because it was during the day, we have a powerful desire to minister to all nations and Korea has a huge vision for the place of prayer. They are a people that loves the place of prayer and desires to see God move through the their people through prayer. We invite them to come so we can cast a clear vision of God’s desire for His Church in the final days before His return and how prayer will usher in His Kingdom. God has a big plan! Personally for me, it’s been a great month. I have been getting situated more in my role as a “full time Intercessor” here. As a singer in the prayer room I have been growing a lot. Not necessarily vocally but in singing the Word of God with power and authority. I’m realizing that………… (continued)
How you can be praying!
1. Peace and rest in my home during this transition. 2. Eph. 1:17– for God to continue to reveal Himself in new ways. 3. Direction in ministry at Hope City.

Passion For Jesus Conference
It is our destiny to live in intimate relationship with God, knowing the depth and delight of being loved by Jesus, our Bridegroom God and, in turn, loving Him with all our hearts. Yet many of us feel that our experience is far from this. Come receive practical instruction and impartation from the Spirit who empowers the Church to love God wholeheartedly. No matter how weak or strong you feel, regardless of your previous failures, irrespective of your personality, you can be ablaze with passion for Jesus. The Holy Spirit is restoring the first commandment to first place in the Body of Christ.
Please contact me for more info!

-For SupportersDouglas Lipe
3805 E. Red Bridge Rd. Kansas City, MO 64137 Mobile: (970)690-6767 Email: douglipe@ihop.org
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Beholding In The Night...
John 3:29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
We talk about so many aspects of Jesus here at the house of prayer. One of the many facets of His glory is His friendship with us. His desire to spend time with us and His desire for us to desire to spend time with Him. He wants real friends. As any man would. He is God...He is man. Therefore, He is the fullness of the Glory, yet He is still in the form of man. And well acquainted with our ways because He has chosen to bear this image. And, because He is love manifest, He has made it clear that Him becoming like man and yet still manifested love, He is desiring, even more than un-relenting, unimaginable worship in heaven, our broken, weak little hearts to fully love Him as He has loved us. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends(John 15:13). He did this. Within me, I feel the invitation anytime I choose to look upon it, this call for true friendship. I believe He desires to

be our very best friend. Deeper and more intimate than any other relationship we have or will ever have. Yet, it’s so difficult! Because I can’t touch Him. I can’t sit down at a restaurant with Him and tell Him all of my problems and then Him tell me how to fix it all. Not that I can’t do this and get a response...but it’s different then you and I talking. For now anyways. Then I remember that it’s the ones who believe without seeing that are blessed. I have to remember the One who dwells within me. The deposit of that which is to come. And if I can dial down and speak to this intimate friend within me, and become filled with life un-explainable...then I can only imagine how this relationship will explode when I no longer see dimly as in a mirror but see Him face to face. So I gird courage onto my heart and looking ahead towards this, I stand in the midst of this broken generation and declare to my Friend, before the whole world, “you are mine and I am yours! I have bound myself to you, Good Friend! Faithful friend, I will follow you all the days of my life in faithful obedience and love as all of your friends have and will walk.” And as He has drawn us near to the thrown of grace and called us friends, we too call Him near to our hearts and call Him friend!

February Update continued...
singers have a powerful roll to play within the body of Christ. It has been a very intense reality and journey to walk out. One of the main reasons I came out here was to do inner-city outreaches through our Hope-city prayer room in downtown KC. Last week I was invited to become part of one of the ministering worship teams there. Through this program I will be able to minister to people who literally come straight from the roughest neighborhood IN THE U.S.! Per capita this neighborhood has the 2nd highest crime rate in the world! Every night we have a hot dinner on the table and in the other room a live prayer room running where people can come enter into worship, receive prayer for any issue and most importantly to receive salvation from our loving God! I have already had an opportunity to pray for a recovering crack addict who was living on the streets. I was able to minister the love of Jesus and pray for clear revelation of God. It was a powerful moment! I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a part of their team! PLEASE pray for clear direction as I minister through prayer and song and for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to meet me in this place! On another note, my home has changed quit a bit. We’ve been in need of 2 new roommates for almost 6 months now. Granted I haven’t had to cover the rent for those 2 people but I have had to cover the utilities. But...God brought us 2 new guys last month. There names are Micah and Caleb. Two really great guys who came out of our “Fire In The Night” internship. Which is what I went through. The really cool part about these two guys is that they are very focused in there Bible studies and are also really considerate men. Very glad to have them here! I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU!! I hope you know that! I pray for each and every one of you. I so desire to know how I can be praying for you. Some of you have shared specifically how I can be praying...thank you! It means so much to have you, both friends and my family, partnering with me in this time and place. Thank you for partnering financially & in prayer and loving me so well! Blessings and love to each of you! Douglas

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