South Dakota Apostolic Prayer Network

SD State Coordinator Betsy Moeller

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


66 Books of the Bible Release to 66 Counties of South Dakota
Our 51st county to pray for in South Dakota is Pennington County, with the city of Rapid City being the county seat. We release the book of Colossians to Pennington County.  Colossians is one of the most Christ-centered books in the Bible.  Paul's priority was to show that Christ is preeminent- first and foremost in everything, in order to combat a growing heresy that was threatening to devalue Christ in the church.  The first half of the book of Colossians deals with the supremacy of Jesus Christ, and the last half with submitting to Christ, the supreme One.  The book of Ephesians emphasizes the Body of Christ, and Colossians emphasizes Christ as the Head of the Body.  "And He is the head of the body, the church who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence" (Colossians 1:18).  The believer is complete in Him alone and lacks nothing because "in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (2:9) and He has "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (2:3).

Christ is seen on virtually every page of this book.  He is the image of God (1:15), He is the head of the Church (1:18), He is the believer's hope of glory (1:27), He is the head of all principalities and powers and disarmed them (2:10, 15), He is seated on the right hand of God (3:1), and He is all in all (3:11).  Because the believer is risen with Christ (3:1-4), he is to put off the old man and put on the new (3:5-17), which will result in holiness in all relationships (3:18-25). 

Father in the name of Jesus, we thank you that Your people of Pennington County, are complete in You and lack nothing as they are seated with Christ Jesus in heavenly places.  "If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  And set your mind on above, not on things on the earth" (3:1-2).

We declare over the people of Pennington County, the revelation of the mystery of "Christ in you, the Hope of Glory."  "The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generation, but now has been revealed to His saints.  To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the Glory of this mystery among the Gentiles which is Christ in you, the Hope of Glory" (1:26-27).

We declare that Christ is our "All in All", over the land and people of Pennington County.  And that they are complete in Christ Jesus.  "For in Him dwells all the fullness of the God-head bodily, and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power" (2:9-10).  

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