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“And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the lord, on whom they believed” (Acts 14:23).
Contrary to what some people think, fasting and prayer is not a way to get God to do something; it is actually a spiritual exercise that benefits you. When you fast, you train your spirit to be sensitive. “What if I get hungry?” you might want to ask. That is the idea! You should be hungry and refuse to eat! It helps you discipline your human body and lets your spirit take control. At such times, it is easy for you to pick the signals coming from the Lord to you.
So how do you fast? First of all, pick a day when you won’t be so busy with visitors and activities. Some people occupy themselves with various activities when they’re fasting, just so they don’t feel the hunger until it’s time to break the fast. That is wrong! Get on the floor before God; take your Bible and some Christian study materials such as books, audio or video messages to listen to. Switch off the television and your telephone. Spend some time to speak in other tongues and pray. If you want specific results that only the anointing can produce, you must set yourself apart like this from time to time.Uncategorized tagged by admin
Never stop praying, especially for others…stay alert and keep praying for God’s people (Ephesians 6:18 CEV).
Someone once said that the only ingredient for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. This statement is indeed true, especially because a lot of Christians try to make God responsible for what is actually their responsibility. They make such statements like, “If God didn’t want that thing to happen, why did He let it happen?”
The authority to change things on the earth has been delegated to us. We have the responsibility of changing things, and one of the ways we do this is through prayer.The Bible gives us an example of the consequence of not taking up our responsibility. Herod had arrested James, the brother of John. Probably the brethren were thinking, “Herod doesn’t know the anointing on Brother James; he’ll be out of there in no time.” They did nothing. Suddenly someone rushed in with the news: “Brother James has been killed!” James was no ordinary disciple; he was one of the three closest disciples to Jesus. While they were still wondering – “Jesus, why didn’t you do something?” another bad news came: “Peter has been arrested.”
By this time, the disciples knew they had to do something! The Bible says, “Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him” (Acts 12:5); and as they prayed, Peter was miraculously set free by an angel (Acts 12:7). Oh! If only they had responded by praying earlier, James wouldn’t have been killed.
Learn to take up your responsibility of prayer. You don’t have to wait for evil to strike home before you learn to pray and cause changes in the Name of Jesus. Remember that God has given you the dominion and the authority to alter the course of events in the earth. It’s your responsibility, not His.Uncategorized tagged by admin
“I thank my God; I speak with tongues more than ye all”. (1 Corinthians 14:18).
The apostle Paul had the boldness to assert in his letter to the Corinthian Church, “I speak with tongues more than you all”. He must have observed something about them that made him arrive at this conclusion.
Many of God’s Children need to exercise their spiritual vocabulary by speaking in tongues more often. This is very important because if neglected, a Christian will continue speaking the same tongues year after year which isn’t adequate for living victoriously here on earth. If you’re this way, you’ll find that after speaking in tongues for a few minutes, it sort of ‘dries up’ and you don’t pray for long. This is why you have to receive new tongues from time to time, thus getting better at speaking the heavenly language.
Many times as you listen to the Word, in Church or even at home, you hear something that causes words to bubble up within you. Don’t suppress that spiritual excitement; go ahead and let the words flow from within you! Also, as you release yourself in worship, you’ll often feel a stirring in your spirit. Release your spirit to the flow of words from your spirit and you’ll find new tongues welling up from within you. The more you do these things, the more you receive new tongues and the more you get yourself uttering mysteries and giving instructions to angels!Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
Praying for the leaders of your country is the only effective mechanism that can bring about a government that will be responsive and genuinely cater for the yearnings of the overwhelming majority. There is no amount of political or social agitation that can reverse the dismal state of the economy of any nation except the prayers of God’s people.
The socio-political or economic progress of your nation is not dependent on politicians and those in government; it is solely dependent on your words and the fervency of your prayers for those at the hem of affairs in your country! Even if they are not born again, you’re obliged to pray for them. You may have issues with their leadership style; you may not share same political ideologies with them, yet you still have the responsibility of interceding for them as a Christian.
Learn to bless your country; refrain from speaking in negative terms against your country. Change the situation through prayers and a good confession. Proverbs 11:11 exhorts: “by the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.” Never gang up with unbelievers to speak negatively about your country. Exalt your nation by speaking words of blessing. Your contribution to nation building is your divine responsibility and it calls for your unreserved patriotic spirit!Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
In our day, we cannot overemphasize the need and importance of miracles. It is the calling of every Christian to live in the realm of the supernatural. Miracles are the acts of God; He demonstrates His love and closeness to us through the supernatural manifestations in our lives.
People pray everywhere irrespective of their religions and expect an answer because it is wrong to pray without expecting an answer. Your expectation of an answer is faith; when He answers, there is a miracle! Expect God to answer your prayers today. There is a miracle for you right where you are; receive it. Receive that healing in your body; receive that divine intervention you need in your business, family and in your ministry, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
If you desire that your dreams come to pass; to have an understanding of God in reality; to know and serve Him with wholehearted devotion; to know and fellowship with Him every day and grow in the knowledge of God, then you ought to be a praying person.
Sometimes you may not know which way to go. There may be several options presented to you and you don’t know which is God’s way. That’s when you ought to pray. As you start praying in the Holy Ghost, your heart will become strengthened in the direction you should go.
When Paul prayed that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith, he was not talking about the Man Christ, but His anointing. He prayed that the anointing of the anointed one will dwell in your hearts by faith.
Always pray this prayer when the pressure comes; then you will find your heart always strengthened and directed towards the will of God even when the pressure mounts against you. You will grow closer to God and become more sensitive to His voice.Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
As Christians, we must strive at having effective prayer lives. Prayer is not only a fellowship, it’s also a labour. And it’s wrong for us to pray only when we feel like it.
Our bodies and minds may not enjoy praying and can rebel against it because prayer doesn’t appeal to our minds and senses. Many times we make the mistake of putting off praying till the end of the day, but by the time we are through with the activities of the day, we are so tired and drowsy and our thoughts start wondering while we are praying. At this stage, labour comes into prayer; a fight to keep yourself on track against the dictates of the flesh.
This requires ample training and you must be resolved to stick with your prayer schedule. Some Christians may find it difficult to do this, but the reason is they haven’t been able to discipline their flesh. If you can train your mind and body to go to work every day of the week, without ever considering getting to work late, or missing work for a day; then you can train yourself to pray regularly and also on time.
Learn the importance of prayer and be willing to make sacrifices for your prayer life. Don’t depend on ‘emergency prayers’; consistency is the key. There are so many things that would compete with your prayer time, but there’s a lot you can achieve on your knees. Stay connected to God and make a fresh commitment to your personal prayer life today.Uncategorized tagged by admin
There comes a time when you have to take things by force. You have to stand on your healing by force. You have to stand on God’s Word by force, especially when things around you want to make it look like the Word does not work. You must command yourself to walk in the knowledge of God’s Word. I force my body to pray. I force my mind to study God’s Word. I see God’s Word for me as the final authority. When you recognise God’s Word as a commission and a command, and you stay on the Word, and pray without ceasing, then you can be in control.
Your commands should be issued when you pray and speak God’s Word, not issued to other people around. Never forget this: when you command, give your commands to the devil and the circumstances you want changed. Don’t even wait till the devil tries to mess things up; start issuing your commands now! Command in the power of the Spirit. Declare that by the stripes of Jesus you were healed. Declare that with you nothing shall be impossible because you are a believer. Declare that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. Declare that greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world.
Declare God’s Word abundantly. As you do, you are issuing commands, and you’ll command instant respect in heaven, on earth and in hell.Uncategorized tagged by pcadmin
Around the world, there are Christians who think that praying is something we do only when we face challenges that require divine intervention. This is a misconception that would make prayer less productive and delightful.
Prayer is more than an opportunity to get God to do something for us when we have tried other means that failed. Prayer is fellowship with God; a time when we commune with God and synchronize ourselves with His purpose for lives daily. This is very important to every Christian who desires to live a purposeful and fulfilled life here on earth.
The more time you spend in fellowship with the Lord in prayer, the more of His character and personality are revealed in and through you; you will find out that your thoughts are constantly inundated with inspirations from the Word of God, and the things you do will align with His plans for your life. Your heart will always be pure towards men, and you would always see the good in people. Prayer conditions your Spirit, making you receptive to God always as He leads you along the way through the challenges of the day.
If you haven’t taken praying serious, make up your mind today to spend quality time praying; especially praying in other tongues.Uncategorized tagged by admin
When we look through the scriptures, there is no place where the Christian is asked to pray to Jesus or through Jesus. What the Bible teaches is that we pray in the Name of Jesus which is the right way to pray.