Wednesday, January 29, 2014

THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PRAY

PRAYING THE WORD . THE MOST EFFECTIVE FORM OF PRAYER
God loves to hear your voice in harmony with His written word. Speaking the word of God converts it from potential energy to kinetic energy or energy in motion . Until energy is in motion nothing moves. This is how praying the Bible out loud brings spiritual breakthrough? God’s spoken Word is much more powerful than we realize it . Faith power is released when we pray with a good conscience , the moral consciousness of man fused with the word of God releases tremendous power . We cannot live without it, for it is there where our prayers unite with God’s heart bringing tremendous rewards of breakthrough. The Bible is absolute truth. We pray from the foundation of absolute truth. We believe it, and as we pray God’s Word out loud, our faith grows.
Praying the Bible out loud is powerful for spiritual breakthrough. Praying God’s Word with our lips is a dangerous weapon
to Satan. He knows the power of the Word of God it breaks through his defenses brings destruction to his plans and bring victory to God’s purposes. Let’s not be ignorant of the power we have in the Bible. It carries with it the same authority and power that created the universe and everything is subjects to the authority of God's word .   When we do, the spiritual atmosphere of entire cities can change.We can make a huge impact in our neighborhoods through praying or singing God’s Word out loud and over it. The grace of God is released through our prayers.
Declaring God’s Promises Out Loud
"As soon as they were freed, Peter and John returned to the other believers and told them what the leading priests and elders had said. When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying, ‘Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans?

The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the L ord and against his Messiah.’ “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all united against Jesus, your holy servant, whom you anointed. But everything they did was determined beforehand according to your will."
Acts 4:23-31 NLT

And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.This is a new testament example of what happens when the Word of God is prayed out . The disciples quoted psalm 2 in their prayer and the miraculous took place.  The Word of God contains many life changing promises about the circumstances and situations we face each day. Reading, proclaiming, declaring, and meditating on these promises found throughout Scripture will increase our faith.
Faith comes from hearing the Word (Romans 10:17). Angels are empowered by our words of faith to bring about breakthroughs. Psalm  103.20 . We actually pray the Holy Spirit’s inspired words back to God. He is faithful to His Word. His promises are
consistent with His character. You will be able to pray with wisdom and authority as you pray God’s promises. Here are a few
from the New Testament but there are many more.
Luke 24:49 - Father's promise to clothe the Church with power . Luke 10.19
Acts 1:8 - Promise to receive power through encounters with the Holy Spirit and to be witnesses, even to the ends of the earth.
John 14:12 - Promise that those who have faith in Jesus will do even greater works than those of Jesus because He goes to the Father
. John 14:13-14 - Promise of answered prayer when asked in Jesus’ name so that He may bring glory to the Father.
John 14:27 - Promise of peace and encouragement so as not to be afraid or troubled.
Matthew 10:1, 8 - Promise of having authority to heal the sick and cast out demons. Mark 16:17; Luke 10:19
Ephesians 6:11-18 - Promise for the ability to stand against the devil's schemes and his flaming arrows.

Apostolic breakthrough Prayers

Paul reveals to us in his prayers, the power of intercession and the high focus we should have in prayer for the spirit of revelation. Through apostolic prayers the Church would experience the full experience of the knowledge of God in active intimacy (Ephesians 1:17-19) as they walked out these spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3-14). Through prayers the Church  encountered God deeply with eyes enlightened. We need divine encounters with God.  When we pray these apostolic prayers regularly:
Our hearts are supernaturally influenced by God - This helps us have a sustained lifestyle of pursuing God’s purpose for our lives . We need the Spirit to do this, to enable our human capacity to receive more of God (1 Corinthians 2:12-14). We need to have our consciousness of the spirit fully alive.
We receive divine revelation to enlighten the eyes of our understanding - We begin to see God unveiled experientially in our understanding (John 17:3; Ephesians 1:18).
We receive confidence and hope in our individual calling from God - These divine assignments encompass all of time and eternity. We cannot walk firmly in our assignment in this age unless our faith is permanently anchored on God's eternal will (Ephesians 1:17-18; 2:10;
Colossians 1:9-10).We receive a deeper understanding of our spiritual identity in Christ - We discover the essence , tangibility and wealth of being God’s chosen people - the focus of God’s affection (John 15:9; 17:23).
We are empowered to live our life in God (Ephesians 1:17-21).
We have the authority of Jesus Christ the head of all principalities and powers as we resist sin and Satan. The church is the embodiment of the trinity on earth and God's word from our mouth is as valid as God speaking with the same expected result or effect.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

FASTING AND PRAYERS: KEY TO UNLOCKING HARD DOORS

PRAYER AND FASTING FACILITATES BREAKTHROUGHS. (Part 1)
  Philippians  4:6 But in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be made.  Mark 9:29 This kind come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting  
A. Prayer is communication with God with a view of enforcing your rights as a child of God on earth , in Gen3.8-13 man talked with God. It can be in Public Matt 18:19-20 or Private Matt 14:23
It should be made to God Act.12.5 in the name of Jesus Christ Joh15.16 and pray by the Holy ghost Eph6.18 in tongues 1Corinthians 14.13-15
Be thankful while anticipating answers to your prayers
PRAYER ATTITUDE.
1.....In humility luke 22.42
2.....Not for show Matt6.5-7,
3.....With truth Ps17.1, Joh 4.24,
4......In confidence Heb10.19-22,
5.....In love Mk11.25-26
C. .Fasting is about the removal of the Hindrances to our prayers being heard or answered, they include:
 i. Strife James 4:2  
ii selfishness James 4:3  
iii Habitual sin Psalms 66:18
 iv Stinginess towards the poor Proverbs 21:13
v. Rebellion against truly anointed pastors Proverbs 28:9 , Micah 3.2-4
vi. unforgiveness. Mat5.22-24
vii. lack of faith Heb.11.6, Ja1.6
viii. idol worship Eze 8.5-18, 14:1-3
Ix.     Marital  Crisis. 1 Pet3.7 D. Fasting means denying our bodies some of its usual provision e.g food, sex  Exodus 34:28, Matthew 4:1-2, Daniel 10:3, 1 Cor. 7:4-5 E. Some demons only come out by prayer and fasting matt. 17:15-21

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

SIMPLE STEP TO RECIEVING A MIRACLE

SIMPLE STEP TO RECEIVING A MIRACLE

Luke 1:45, "And blessed [is] she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord."

To believe in a person simply means to allow that person express his or her will through you bodily. So if God says you are healed , you would have to give Him absolute control over your mind in order to see the healing power of God manifest through you. The human mind is the centre of discision making. God is a judge therefore He can't violate our freedom to choose. He cannot force Himself against our will.  Most people miss out on their miracles because they have ready alternatives , I have heard people say ," if I were not a Christian I would have known what to do " That is a mind that is not yeilded to God yet. To believing God requires the removal of other options. There are no limitations on God's part. He is willing and able to do anything He has promised. The problem is with our believing in His word.

The Lord has given every believer faith (Rom. 12:3). It was given to us at salvation through hearing the Word of God (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 10:17). It is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22). However, we must choose to appropriate it.

Our faith is connected to our knowledge (2 Pet. 1:1-4). What we think on is how we will be (Pro. 23:7). The problem is not that we don't have faith. The problem occurs when we don't allow our faith to work because we don't keep our minds centred on God's Word. Then our faith is made ineffective by the cares of this life (Mk. 4:19).

Keeping our minds permanently centered on God's Word will release our faith and thereby release the power of God in our lives just like Mary. She made her relationship with God top priority in her life.
Give God permission today to bring to pass what He has promised . If you can believe it , you can receive it . See it through the eyes of your mind. Receive your miracle now in Jesus name.

Friday, January 3, 2014

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER

YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER TODAY.
God wants the best for us , His plan is for His goodness and mercy to be part of our lives daily. However, it would require our working with Him through His word  that would lead to our seeing the manifestation of His will in our lives.  The word of God says in Mark 4:26-29.
"And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.  But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.

Word of God is a seed (Mark 4:14) which planted into the soil of the human heart grows.  This process involves two main processes.
First, God’s Word has to be planted like a seed in our hearts. Just as a seed doesn’t release its life until it is planted into the ground, God’s Word will not set us free until we get it in our hearts. 
Second, the man who sowed the seed slept and rose day after day. It takes time for a seed to germinate. You can’t plant a seed one day and expect to see it growing the next day. Just because there’s nothing visible above ground doesn’t mean the seed isn’t growing. If you dig it up every day to see if anything is happening, it will be destroyed . That's what murmuring leads to, the death of dreams. Do not allow natural circumstances override your commitment to God's word. 

A farmer has to leave his seed in the ground and believe that it’s growing even though he can’t see it. Likewise, you have to have faith that the seed of God’s Word will do what it was designed by God to do: produce its fruit in its time. 
When we meditate in God’s Word, we are undergoing effortless change! We may not see ourselves growing, but we are-just like that planted seed is growing under the ground even though the farmer can’t see it!

Effortless change is impossible and it is happening all around us even as you read this now your finger nails would have grown . We receive effortless change by taking the seed of God’s Word and sowing it in our hearts. Then the Word will produce all the change we need.

The  orange tree does not travail to produce an orange, it just comes naturally and effortlessly. It may take  time, but it comes effortlessly. Likewise, it is natural for all true born-again believers to be like Jesus. This can only happen when we plant the seed of God’s Word in your heart.

Growing means to change to an improved version. Plant make constant changes as they grow . For the plant, it’s effortless; it just grows, and the change is evident to everyone. Your life should be just like that—green, growing, changing, and evident to the world. The plant never resolved to do anything. It just grows and produces fruit because of what it is. The Word of God is the same. When planted, it just produces—effortlessly.

Prayer, fasting, and giving offerings are no substitute to God's word in your heart.  Prayer and fasting are like water and fertilizer to a seed. A seed needs those things. But it is the seed that has the miracle of life in it.

The only effort on your part is to put God’s Word in your heart and protect and nurture it. Then God’s Word will produce the change. Receive grace for an unquenchable appetite for God's word in your heart for a life of  unlimited breakthroughs this year as you read this now in Jesus name.