Steve Hill Ministries' staff is calling for 48 hours of focused prayer and fasting on behalf of the evangelist who founded Heartland Church in Las Colinas, Texas. For the past three years Hill has been undergoing treatment for melanoma, and the battle for his life has intensified this week.
Fueled by his own dramatic deliverance from drugs, alcohol and crime in 1975, Hill has dedicated his life to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. His passion to help those who are hurting and his pursuit of genuine, God-breathed revival have only intensified after years of missionary work, church planting and evangelistic crusades.
Despite the storm, in February he said: "I've determined that by God's grace, we're going to continue to win souls to Jesus in the midst of the fierce storm I'm dealing with concerning my health. I'm amazed at how God is doing exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or think."
The following is a prayer call from Hill's staff:
As you know, believers around the world have been relentlessly joining together in prayer, faithfully lifting up Pastor Steve during this battle against cancer.
We have stood in amazement as God has miraculously touched and protected him through some very serious seasons of illness. There are daily signs that Pastor Steve is 'in this fight to win." He continues to press forward and his body is growing stronger.
While we thank God for every bit of progress and answered prayer thus far, we feel it's vital that God's people unite for a time of aggressive, concerted prayer on his behalf.
As part of the Steve Hill Ministries family, we invite you to join with us and Heartland World Ministries Church for 48 hours of Focused Prayer and Fasting on behalf of Pastor Steve, starting this Sunday evening (June 12th), through Tuesday evening (June 14th).
In addition to the fast, Heartland World Ministries Church will be coming together for a special time of prayer on Monday evening, June 13th at 7 pm. If you are in the DFW area, we invite you to join us. If you are a pastor or have a prayer group in another city, we encourage you to come together to pray as well during the fast.
We want to corporately lift up Pastor Steve, Jeri and the Hill family, knowing that God is mightily and miraculously moving on their behalf. Standing upon the authority that we have in Christ and upon the promises of His Word, our united prayers will move mountains.
Keep in mind, there are different ways to fast. We encourage you to seek the Lord and determine what type of fast is personally best for you. Some do complete fasts with water only, others juice fasts, while others do a Daniel Fast that includes just vegetables. Whatever you choose is up to you, but we encourage everybody to do something.
Below are some of the scriptures that we have chosen to focus upon. We encourage you to use these scriptures as you pray.
Thank you for joining with us in this call to fervent, united, corporate prayer for Pastor Steve. Together, let's go before the Throne of Grace standing firmly upon His Word, and expect miraculous results!
Exodus 15:26 "If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you."
Exodus 23:25-26 "So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you. No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days"
Deuteronomy 7:14-15 "You shall be blessed above all peoples; there shall not be a male or female barren among you or among your livestock. And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you"
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them."
1 Kings 8:56 "Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses."
Psalm 91: 9-10 "Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling"
Psalm 91: 14-16 "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation."
Psalm 103: 1-5 "Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Psalm 107:17 "Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted."
Psalm 118:17 "I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord"
Proverbs 4:20-24 "My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you."
Isaiah 53:4-5 "Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed"
Matthew 8:2-3 "And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, 'Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.' Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, 'I am willing; be cleansed.' Immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
Matthew 8:16, 17 "When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: 'He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.'"
Matthew 18: 18-19 "'Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.'"
Mark 11:22-24 "So Jesus answered and said to them, 'Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.'"
Luke 6:19 "And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all."
Mark 16:14-18 "Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.'"
Luke 6:19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
Luke 13:16 So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound - think of it - for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?"
Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
8: 2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free
from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you"
2 Corinthians 10: 3-5 "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ"
3:13-14 "Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a
curse for us (for it is written, 'Cursed is everyone who hangs on a
tree'), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ
Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galations 3:29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Hebrews 11:11 "By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised."
Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
James 5:14-16 "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
1 Peter 2:24 "who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness - by whose stripes you were healed."
1 John 3:21-22 "Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight."
1 John 5:14-15 "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him."
3 John 2 "Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."
Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."