About Messiah Ministries

Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free (Isaiah 61; Luke 4). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Now, as the Father sent the Son, so the Son sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit (John 20). We are to be the body of Christ, filled with the Spirit of Christ, continuing the ministry of Christ to a broken, fallen, and hurting world.

“Messiah Ministries is a prayer ministry founded for inner healing, deliverance, and spiritual formation through sanctification. We minister in the diverse traditions of the Christian faith in America and abroad. We lead retreats, prayer revivals, teaching conferences, schools of spiritual ministry, and offer personal spiritual direction and prayer ministry. We are actively engaged in city-wide and regional prayer movements, bringing unity to the Body of Christ.”

Wounds of rejection, roots of bitterness, shadows of fear, walls of isolation, and shame of sin or abuse—the unhealed pain of life steals the blessings of abundant life Jesus makes available through the power of the Cross. They block us from intimacy with God, divide us from loving one another, and imprison us from living out our destiny in Christ. This is the ministry of spiritual transformation through "inner healing"—healing from the inside out. We need healing from our wounds and deliverance from our bondage. In this hour, our Father in Heaven is pouring out His Holy Spirit with great anointing and power to prepare the Bride and Body of Christ for His coming in glory--one day in the skies and every day in our lives (1 Thessalonians 4).

God will have a people on this earth, shining as light in the midst of the darkness, who display both His nature and His authority, emptied of themselves and "filled with all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3). With Christ in us, the hope of glory, we will arise and shine for our light has come! (Isaiah 60) With the love of Christ flowing through us, the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2).

The vision and calling of Messiah Ministries is to do our part by the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse, heal, equip, and empower the body of Christ to continue the ministry of Christ by “Preparing the Way of the Lord” and “Ministering the Healing Love of God.” This is the ministry of healing and deliverance—healing the broken and setting the captives free to be like Jesus—through Spirit-led prayer ministries of spiritual transformation and spiritual direction. If this is your heart's cry, contact us to see how we can come alongside you, your church or ministry in your quest to honor God, know your identity and fulfill your destiny.

God bless you!
Rev. Tommy and Rocio Hays
Messiah Ministries
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MORNING BY MORNING
DAILY PRAYER DEVOTIONAL

“A People Prepared for the Lord” - December 9, 2022

 

Morning by Morning, December 9 - “A People Prepared for the Lord”

 

Good morning, Lord Jesus. Be high and lifted up, glorified and magnified, in my heart and every moment of my day (John 12:32). ...

 

“He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17).

 

Before the coming of Christ, came the one who was “filled with the Holy Spirit” to be a voice of one crying out in the wilderness, preparing the way of the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah (v. 16). He was making ready “a people prepared for the Lord.”

 

What does it mean to be “a people prepared for the Lord?” ...

 

As I listen and wait this morning, what comes to my heart is part of the prophecy of John’s father, Zacharias, when Zacharias was “filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied” over his newborn son, declaring his calling:

 

“And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest;

For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,

To give knowledge of salvation to His people

By the remission of their sins,

Through the tender mercy of our God,

With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;

To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,

To guide our feet into the way of peace” (Luke 1:76-79).

 

To be prepared for the Lord, to be made ready for His coming, is to have knowledge of salvation, to receive the remission of sin by the tender mercy of God, to embrace the light of the glory of God who leads us out of darkness and death into the way of peace.

 

Come, Holy Spirit. Just as You came though the prophecy of Zacharias and through the ministry of John to prepare the way of the Lord, to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord,” come prepare my heart.

 

The knowledge of salvation is knowing You are my Salvation, Lord Jesus. Not by my works, not be trying to be good enough, not by trying to be a good person who does good things and lives a good life. But by faith alone, by faith in You alone.

 

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace (we) have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace (we) have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:4-10).

 

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

 

“‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, ‘Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’ For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For ‘whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved’” (Romans 10:8-13).

 

In this season of preparation, in anticipation and expectant faith to celebrate the birth of Christ, I turn to You and to You alone for my salvation, Lord Jesus. I confess with my mouth You are Lord and believe in my heart that God the Father raised You from the dead as God the Son by the resurrection power of God the Holy Spirit.

 

I make room in my heart for You and Your Spirit to make me alive together with Christ by Your mercy and grace for me. This is the gift of the children of God, available to all who answer the call to be made ready for Your coming -- “a people prepared for the Lord.”

 

“And because (we) are (children of God), God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into (our) hearts, crying out, ‘Abba, Father!’ Therefore (we) are no longer a slave but a (child), and if a (child), then an heir of God through Christ” (Galatians 4:6-7).

 

Abba, Father! Lord Jesus! Holy Spirit of God! I’m ready for You. I prepare a place for You in my heart, because You’ve prepared a place for me in Yours. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


Be encouraged today! In the love of Jesus, Tommy Hays

 

My friend, may you be one of the "people prepared for the Lord" in heart this day and every moment for His coming, in Jesus' name. God bless you!


Tommy Hays | Messiah Ministries

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December 8 - Pakistan Ministry Postponed


Being Postposed due to Illness in the Family of our ministry partner, Pastor Rizwan. Please join with us in prayer for healing and peace. I'll let you know as soon as we're able to reschedule.

Pakistan Ministry preaching our next outdoor evangelistic Crusade in another unreached village through our Internet Ministry


Tuesday Night Class at Bridge Church

Teaching my 9 Month Freedom Equipping Course:

Based on my Book Free to Be Like Jesus

The Bridge Church at 6:00 in Fredericksburg, Texas

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December 9-11

Celebration of my Brother Greg's 60th Birthday in Sante Fe, New Mexico.


December 17

Officiating the Wedding of AJ and Debbie Rodriguez' Daughter Andrea and Matthew Greve


January 12-14

School of the Prophets at MorningStar Ministries. Excited that Our Books are now on sale in the MorningStar Book Store!

 

January 15-30

Central Mexico Ministry Trip

Freedom Encounter Weekends, Rocio Leading a Women's Conference, Seminars and Prayer Ministry, Wedding, in Uruapan, Morelia, Ixtapa

 

February 3-4

Leading a Messiah Ministries Spiritual Retreat at T Bar M Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas. All are Welcome!

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February 18

South Texas Aglow Annual Conference in Laredo, Texas

Rocio and I will be leading a session on Inner Healing Prayer Ministry

 

Wednesday Mornings

Joining with MorningStar Ministries to Lead Online Inner Healing and Deliverance Ministry Sessions for the Online Connect Groups from around the world.

 

Personal Ministry Appointments

Spiritual Direction Sessions and Personal Prayer Ministry Sessions of Inner Healing & Spiritual Freedom by Appointment and as the Holy Spirit leads. Please keep us in prayer for spiritual breakthrough and transformation! Let us know if you'd like to set up a session: 

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