South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Saturday, July 13, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota

Our 40th county to pray for in South Dakota is Lawrence County, with the city of Deadwood being the county seat.  We release the book of Matthew to Lawrence County. There are approximately 300 direct quotations from the Old Testament in the New Testament and Jesus quoted directly from 14 of the Old Testament books. The New Testament is made up of 27 books and records the coming of Jesus Christ.  Matthew was the first Gospel to be written.  Matthew means "the gift of God".   Matthew sets out to connect the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah with the life story of Jesus, from His birth to the crucifixion and resurrection.  This book quotes extensively from the Old Testament to prove that Jesus fulfills the prophecies concerning the promised Messiah.  The entire Gospel stresses that Jesus is Immanuel - God-With-Us. 

Matthew presents Jesus as the promised Messiah and King.  Matthew shows Jesus as a Lion and shows Him as a coming King - the King of all kings.  He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.  The word "kingdom" appears over 50 times and the "Kingdom of Heaven" 32 times.  A theme verse of Matthew 3
:2,3 says, ". . . Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand."
Jesus taught in many parables and proved what he taught with many miracles.

Here are just a few key highlights of this book.
The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6
The Laws of the Kingdom (Principles of Living) -including The Beatitudes in Chapters 5-7.
Matthew 16
:19 Keys to the Kingdom -Bind and Loose
The Gospel of Matthew closes with the Great Commission - (Matthew 28

Father in the name of Jesus, we thank you for the Kingly anointing you are placing on Lawrence County.  That the Lion of the Tribe of Judah would make Himself known to Lawrence County in power and authority.  And as the spirit of repentance comes first in the people of Lawrence County, Your Kingdom is revealed to them and in them in great measure. We release in the name of Jesus, Resurrection Life unto the people and land of Lawrence County.  And as Your people live by Your kingly principles, a great explosion of the Gospel of Your Kingdom is happening in the land of Lawrence County fulfilling the Great Commission.  Let Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done in Lawrence County!

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