Why Does God Want me To Give..?
If You’ve been a Christian for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard and read about how we are supposed to be giving people. While we may accept and agree with that, many of us has inner dialoge that occurs when God asks us to give something. We wonder why God is asking us to give, especially if we don’t have much to begin with. Can’t God ask someone who has more money..? Can’t he find another way to come up with this money or other need..? After all, he is God.
Giving sacrificial giving to be more specific can be a hard pill to swallow, especially when we find ourselves in tough financial times. Why does God want us to give when it seems like we are fighting to cover pur expenses at every turn.? Or when we financially have a little extra after going through some difficult times.? Why does God seem to value our giving more when we have less to give.
While we may question God’s specific ways at times, we can ultimately rest in the fact that he knows whats best for us. ” My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts says the Lord.” And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher then your thoughts ( Isaiah 55:8-9). Even though God’s thoughts are beyond our understanding, thankfully he often does give us a glimpse of why he does things a certain way.
When it comes to giving, God doesn’t need our money or our things. what he needs is us, and the process of giving blesses us and changes us, as well as bring him Glory. Sometimes I love how God is multifaceted and synergistic using situations in our lives fore more than just one purpose. To illustrate, let’s look at some of the purposes God establishes when we obey and Give.
1 Our Giving Changes us
When we give we are obeying God and doing what is uncomfortable, which helps us grow and be who God has called us to be. Abraham was willing to give his only son after God asked him to, and I believe that experience helped prepare him to be the man of faith he was. God can do so much more though a wise, giving, mature person than a person who is overly concerned with possessions of this world. Our money and belongings can disappear or get destroyed at any time and if we place too much value on them, we will be devastated when they are gone. God wants our treasure and worth to be with those things that can never be destroyed or taken from us, namely himself and the people he has put in our lives. Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. Wherever your treasure is there the desires of your heart will also be. ( Matthew 6:19-21)
As God changes our hearts to be more like him and our eyes to see things his way, we learn to focus on what is eternally important instead of on the temporal things of this world. Paul reminded the Corinthians to do this: ” So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever “ ( 2 Corinthians 4:18). By opening our eyes to what God may be doing behind the scenes, we can step out in faith, obey when he asks us to give, and rest in his plan in the midst of unknowns and seemingly scary.
2 Our Giving Brings Glory To God.
Giving simply is not part of our sinful human nature. We are born looking out for our own desires and comfort. As we grow up and learn values, especially as we get to know God and submit our lives to him, he changes us to be others- minded and to trust in him to meet our needs. The fact that selfish, sinful human hearts can be changed to put others first can only be attributed to God, thus our giving gives him glory.
Only God knew how each of those actions you show would lead to more blessings for more people. He wants us to trust him when he asks us to do things that are uncomfortable or seem unnatural. He can do far more with our small act of giving than we ever thought was possible.! Ans then he gets all the Glory.!
3 Our Giving Blesses us.
When we give, not only were those who received the gifts blessed, but each of us who gave were possibly even more blessed ! Knowing you are being used by God in such a powerful way and getting to see the look on someone’s face when you tell them that God wants to bless them is absolutely priceless. That’s why he reminds us that it is in fact more blessed to give than to receive ( Acts 20:35) I love the Amplified version of that verse because it tell us that it actually ” makes one happier and more to be envied” to give.!
God is the same way when it comes to blessing his kids, and he wants us to be like that too! ” Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back- given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity ” (Luke 6:38 MSG).
It seemed too perfect that my friends generosity inspired me to listen to God and ne open to give, which in return brought a blessing back to her. When we give, we are in turn blessed, both spiritually and physically.
It’s often hard tos top out and do the uncomfortable things that God asks us to do. It helps when we are reminded that God isn’t out to take from us, but rather to bless us and that he works in ways that seem opposite to common sense. If we simply stick to doing what is easy and comfortable, the we won’t experience the amazing blessing and provision that only God could make happen in our lives. Our spirits won’t be stronger, our faith won’t be built up and we won’t get to experience the amazing benefits God has in place for us when we step out and trust him and give beyond ourselves.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Deliverance of Soul
People of God today I want to share with you this message, because it helped me and I pray that it can help somebody in Jesus name. There is something about our Soul, Soul is men, when your lose your soul, you have lost everything you can read in every funeral card ” May his/her soul rest in peace “, which means the person is gone- death. God deliver our souls today in Jesus name. I pray that we will not lose our souls today in Jesus name Do you know that men is the only spiritual being that have a soul, demons and angels do not have souls. We are a spirit with soul, halleluja somebody. Lets take a look at some some scriptures today about our soul.
( Psalm 103;1-2)
This psalm expresses thanksgiving and praise to the lord for the benefits and blessings he gives those who accept his commands and promises and who maintain a faithful relationship with him. We must never forget Gods goodness to us or fail to thank him for the blessings he generously gives us through The Holy Spirit ( Jn 14:16) in ( 3 John 1:2 ) John was praying for those who helped him in his ministry and God wants all to go well with our soul in Jesus name. So you can understand how God sees and loves men. God is asking us what he gain will be if we lose our souls ( MT 16:26) Think about it. Our lord satisfies a longing soul ( Ps 107:9-10) about it. Our Lord satisfies a longing soul ( Ps 107: 9-10) about it. So children of God lets us return to our rest in our souls through Jesus and The Holy Spirit.
People of God through the ministry of Jesus Christ and today through The Holy Spirit, let us praise the Lord with all our souls, so as to keep it alive in Jesus name. Remember ” Ps 116:8 “and let Him deliver your soul from death today in Jesus name.
People of God, today message Focuses on our area which is not very clear to many people, which us not very clear to many people. Soul traders are those who buy and sell the souls of men. Ways to recognize those whose souls have been traded off.
- Anything good coming and something tragic will happen.
- Difficulty in getting baptized in the Holy Spirit.
- You are always seeing slow animals in your dream ( snails etc)
- If you dream of being lost in the market or forrest and you are not able to find your way before waking up.
- if you discover that you have trouble personality or unpredictable personality trails or you walk about feeling lifeless as if all your energy have been drained off or you are married but cannot forget your old relationship and can not detach.
- When you find you cannot focus on one thing for a long time, and you find it difficult to focus how are souls put up for sale.
Be Blessed in Jesus name
Love Each Other
1 Cor 13:13
Children of God, ask whatever you wish says the Bible, but receiving answers to our prayers is in direct relation to remaining personal connected to Christ and his word. It is impossible to have a spiritually to have a spiritually productive prayer life apart from knowing, believing and living by Christs teachings. As we grow in our relationship with him through studying and applying his word, the more our prayers will be in Jesus name.
( Ps 66:18; 7:7-8).
Brethren, the only faith filled response to Christ love is to obey his commands, it is his Love that provided the opportunity for our spiritual salvation and a personal relationship with Christ. Our obedience is a large part of maintaining that relationship and fulfilling Gods purpose for our lives in Jesus name. Obedience and Love must always go together in our relationship with God ( 1 John 5:2-5). So now that we have come to believe in Jesus let us go and bear fruits, Jesus choose his inner core of disciples and for a purpose to bear ” fruit” This fruit bearing refers to:
- Spiritual values and godly character, such as the fruit of spiri mentioned in (Gal 5:22-23) ( James 3:18)
- Working for the spiritual salvation of others who do not yet have a personal relationship with Christ ( John 12:24).
Be blessed in Jesus name
5 Things That Cause Us To Drift Spiritually
As an Evangelist for the past couple years, I have noted several key things that tend to cause Christians to drift away from God. Here are five of them:
1 An out of control schedule
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
One of satan’s greatest weapons against our generation seems to be his ability to make good people busier than ever before. We so often sacrifice the best things in life by spending time doing things that are just ‘ pretty Good”
If you desire to walk closely with God, you will absolutely, necessarily have to begin by taking a close look at your calendar. It is likely that you are currently doing too much. And it is also likely that your overly hectic schedule is affecting your relationship with God. So take out your pruning shears and begin to cut out any activities you can that will allow you to focus more time on your relationship with your Creator.
2 Misplaced Affections
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him.
Becareful not to set your heart on things that really don’t matter. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen good people lured away from church life because they have fallen in love with things or activities that have no eternal merit. For example, children’s sports can certainly be a thrilling activity for your kids to pursue. But if those sports begin to adversely affect the spiritual involvement and development of your family, then pull the plug immediately.
Psalm 34:17-19; 147:3
During the past couple decades that I have served as a pastor, I have often watched Satan using his weapon of discouragement to drag people away from spiritual activities. I have seen it many more times than I can number.
When the trails of life cause a person to become discouraged, he often begins focusing on those problems and takes his eyes off Christ. It reminds me of when Peter walked on the water. He did great until he took his eyes off Jesus and began looking at the waves beneath him and the clouds above him.
It is important for you to know that when life’s clouds grow dark and your trails become fierce that is the time to run to Jesus and not FROM Him.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. We Africans/black Americans are so fat with our own prosperity that we often make wealth our God and not the true King of Heaven. This has also been recurring theme throughout the entire Bible. People struggle, God blesses them, they become prosperous, and then they depart from God. Ironic, isn’t?
The chances are great that you probably do not feel like you are prosperous. But the reality is that nearly all African Americans extremely blessed and have more abundance than the vast majority of the population of the planet. If you are an African American , you most likely already a ” One- Percenter ” (wealthier than 99% of the world’s population).
People of abundance often choose recreation over worship. Why go to church if you could be out golfing, boating, camping or going to the movies or sporting events?
Satan wants us to be prosperous, because our prosperity and abundance often lure us away from our creator.
5 Parasitic Sins
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
many people begin to drift away from God, because they have sins in their lives that cause them to feel guilt when they show up at church. And they feel reluctant to pray or read their bible when they know they have these issues in their lives.
Recently, I stumbled upon the most revolting video I’ve seen (through my facebook news feed) The video showed an eye surgeon removing a parasite from a human eye. I won’t go into detail. That brief description alone is enough to send chills down the spines of many. all I can say is that the video was even worse than what you’re thinking right now.!
When I watched that video, it drowned on me that many people have sins in their lives that are damaging them just like parasites in one’s body. And those sins will almost certainly affect your spiritual vision.
The solution here is not to run/drift from God. The key is to confess your sin to God who will restore you and make you whole again ( 1John 1:9).!
How have you done in your journey with God over the past year or the past few months? Have you drifted? Now is the time to return. Call out to God before you are so far from the store than you lose all sense of spiritual direction.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Prayers To Disgrace Your Enemies
” Psalm 50:15 “
Children of God, today been the last Sunday of our month of prayers, The Holy Spirit sent me here today to speak to someone, that you have the grace to call upon the Lord today in Jesus name. Before I talk about troubles I will like to share scriptures from the book of ( 1 Cor 2:1-5). So upon this scriptures I will speak today in Jesus name (pray).
Trouble is defined as difficulty, worries, inconveniences, anxiety, distress, stress. But when in trouble because in this world trouble will surely come, a time comes in a persons life, when you need heavenly connection in Jesus name, either you have promotion or demotion. Every one have problems or you can be a problem yourself, many are the afflictions of the righteous, life is a journey and on that journey are troubles, trouble affects every one, trouble know no colour, age or position or wealth, trouble is disrespectful, the rich also cry when troubles come. So today I pray with somebody with Holi Fire that those powers that does not want to see you around shall be terminated by God in Jesus name. That battle that have been pursing you from birth mus surely give way today in Jesus name. Man is full of trouble it comes to everyone but understand that it is a signal that your life is a threat to some people. Trouble does not discriminate or a tribalist is not educated, nobody can buy you out of trouble no amount of money can get you out of trouble. I pray that foolishness will not kill us in Jesus name. A battle free life is a fraudulent life as a Christian, only in cemetery we have no problems.
As a christian we need enemies because, because they make you strong, they make you pray, troubles and prayers are twins, trouble make us pray, Blind Bartelemus prayed because of his trouble.
They are prayers that touch heaven, and Jesus must intervene I see somebody today here the Lord which you seek will suddenly come to your temple in Jesus name. Trouble are price for progress, children of God. As we pray this prayer points with faith and repeating it everyday in this remaining days and weeks of thus year and with fire, God will bring us Victory over our enemies in Jesus name. I pray God to release to us today the two special keys that will bring us to our great destiny in Jesus name.
The Key of wisdom
They Key of power
Be blessed in Jesus name
The Evangelist Chris Okoh
5 Destructive Lies You Tell Yourself Every Day.
Just go ahead and admit it. You’re lying to ourself today. Life gets complex, relationships get sticky, loneliness creeps in and sometimes we just feel the need to bend the truth to make it through the week. We need our lies to keep the pain covered away where it can’t get to us. That deceitful heart of ours has a way of making it easy for us to be okay with these lies ( Jeremiah 17:9) That is, until they’re drawn out by God’s scalpel (psalm139:23)
These lies don’t just cover up the pain of life, through. They actually make it harder for us to grow in our faith and in our connection with others. We’ve gotten so used to them that we don’t necessarily even see the damage they do.
But here’s one time when it’s definitely okay to ” name it and claim it ” If we’re to get beyond these lies that we drag around with us, we have to identify them and call them what they are.
Have you seen any of these 5 Lies in yourself today..?
1. I’m Okay
We don’t like to dig around inside and examine whats going on..Why..? Because when we start looking, we often find areas that need some major renovations. That gets messy, and most of us are far to busy to go and look for things to fix. So we just tie on the ” I’m okay ” superhero cape and move onward. It’s usually only when some sort of tragedy strikes that we finally realize we aren’t as okay as we thought. But thats not the biblical model. In the Bible, the psalmist continually cries out for God to search him and test him and examine him so that he can keep doing the necessary renovations work (for example, psalm11,17 and 26) The attitude of scripture is more like this.
Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord’
Honestly, admitting daily that we’re not okay and that we need God’s help can be scary. It means owning our weaknesses and doing the hard work of self-examination on a regular basis. But thankfully for us, God specializes in weakness, especially when we aren’t sure where to start.
” In the same way, the spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express (Romans8:26).
We’re weak. He’s strong and thats the best truth there is.
2 No one will ever find out.
If we’re ever looking for justification to do something wrong we usually start here: No one will ever know True, but it almost always comes back anonymity. No one will know if I watch this. No one will know if I go there while I’m on that work trip. No one will know if I post this anonymous and hurtful comment. No one will ever know. First of all, there’s no such thing as true anonymity in our world. What we do in “private ” very often has a way of being found out and exposed. More importantly, though, God has a way of making our ” no one knows” sins come out and he doesn’t miss any you have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.” (Psalm 90:8)
Day by day, we let this lie bring us low and keep us from living the life God has planned. You see God knows He always knows the wrong and stupid things we do.
” But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).
You can’t hide… and you don’t need to.
3 No One Will Get Hurt.
This lie really could be 2b, since the two excuses are like twins. If it’s not enough that no one will know, we also like to tell ourselves that no one will get hurt. If it’s behind close doors, if it only involves two responsible adults, if only impacts me, then it’s got to be okay.
However, what we usually mean is that no one will get hurt that we can see right now. We often don’t like to follow the chain of problems beyond the moment or the immediate circumstances. But what we don’t always consider are the spiritual ramifications that could pop up or the problems that might not be so obvious.
We also don’t take into account that God himself grieved and pained by our bad choices. God felt major pain because of raging sin before the flood (Genesis6:6), the rebellious grieved His Holy Spirit in Israel (Isaiah 63:10), and Jesus longed to gather His people to Him when they refused to accept Him ( Matthew 23:37).
In other words, our sins always inflict grief and pain. And they do so to the very one we should want please.
4 That’s Just The Way I Am.
Often, the easiest way out of dealing with a destructive pattern in our lives is simply to make it an acceptable or unchangeable part of who we are. whether we see it as a part of our nature or simply as something we can’t fix, this lie helps us avoid feeling responsible. We can’t stop it because it’s just too deeply embedded.
But what we don’t like to admit is that God is the one who made us. we were intended to look like, act like and be like Him ( Genesis 1:27; 1 John 3:2 ). Sure we all trip up somewhere on the way to that goal, but saying something like ” Just the way I Am ” means saying that God messed up or was taken by surprise by our struggles. We’re really just saying that He can’t change us.
Thankfully, we’re wrong. He specializes in making broken things new.
Your snuggles are real. Just confess that first. They stink; they hurt; they mess up. Once you get that out of the way, you can begin the often very long, very painful process of being made like Christ. Just keep his Promise in mind.
” He who began an good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus ” ( Phillipians 1:6 )
Got that..? He’s not going to give up halfway through because you mess up or because you’re just a special case. He will complete the work.
We just have to admit that it is a problem before we’ll ask and seek transformation.
5 I Can Do That Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the time for Bible study, for that new morning prayer routine, for that meeting with our pastor or Christian friend. Tomorrow is when we’ll get honest with God.
But and this is the truth many times that tomorrow never comes. Even in the midst of how miserable some of our bad life choices make us, we just don’t like to make change today. We look for a more opportune time when it won’t be so hard.
That’s why the Psalmist and the writer of Hebrews make sure that we get focused on today:
” So, as the Holy Spirit says: ” Today, if you hear his Voice, do not Harden your hearts ” Psalm 95; Hebrews 3
Telling yourself that you’ll make a change tomorrow certainly makes you feel better about today’s failures, but it rarely ever changes us. We must remember that lack of commitment to change today comes with a big price:
” But encourage one another daily as long as it called today, so that one of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness ” (Hebrews 3:13)
We don’t even know if we’ll have a tomorrow, but we do know we have a right now. And God is faithful in that right now.
” He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”
( 1 Cor 5:8-9)
Be Blessed In Jesus Name
Believing First Before Seeing
Because you believe you will see the glory of God. Because I believe first the goodness of God is mine in Jesus name, what keeps a Christian from the worries of the world is because of what we believe and not in what we see, what is good for Simon in this Luke 22:32 is good for me too in Jesus name.
Jesus says in John 17:9.. ” I pray for them, I do not pray for the world but for those whom you have given me, they are yours. See also John 17:15; 21:15-17.
That you are a kingdom member, does not mean that you are out of touch or out of sickness, poverty etc and tribulations will test you, but it can not destroy you John 16:33. This means that there will be issues that will challenge your faith. Those issues are to form and strengthen your character, you can only get promotion after war. The issues can be to prepare you for internal glory that lies ahead of you, as you maintain your relationship through faith… Faith enables us to overcome our hardship ( Hebrew 11:1,6). Faith lift us above our abilities and makes God possibility available to us in Jesus name.
Faith is a trust when you are in faith you cannot trust human being, what disqualifies a human being from our trust is because humans have a beginning and End, and also humans are not the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, so children of God and fellow overcomes in Jesus Christ never trust a human. Only Jesus is qualified for our trust, for he is the same now and forever , he is not a man to lie, as you are reading or hearing this message tell somebody next to you that ” I Love you so much but I can never trust you. ” Faith is a trust. God is reliable for those that believe, all we need is the finger of God in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Spiritual Warfare Scriptures
Help for Facing Life’s Battles.
We’re in a battle in this world. We may not see it, we might forget it’s there. But the enemy would love nothing more to start our year off with discouragement and defeat, bringing fear and stress. Don’t let him win.
If you’re a believer who is living like salt and light in a dark world, you won’t go for long without encountering spiritual warfare, obstacles and attacks he’ll hurl your direction. God reminds us in his word to stay aware of satan’s schemes, to live alert in this world, and to stay close to him.
He arms us with the sword, the Word of God to stand against the enemies lies. He equips us with strength, wisdom and discernment through His own Spirit to stay strong in the spiritual warfare battle. He invites us to spend time in His Presence, through prayer and worship, pressing in to know Him more.
As we grow to know God’s truth and what is real, we also know more what is false, and we are stronger to stand against it in the powerful name of Jesus. He never leaves us to fend for ourselves in a dark world, but reminds us He is constantly with us, fighting for us, even when we cannot see.
Praying God’s words back to Him, is a powerful weapon against the forces of evil. It is truth going out. It’s reminds us that God knows our way and understands what we face today. It builds our faith and our trust in God. It guards our hearts and focuses our minds back on him. It wins the battle
Be Blessed in Jesus name
You Shall No Longer Be Ignored
Ester 6:1-10 Children of God Esther talks about Gods hand of providence and protection on behalf of His people, in todays message The King could not sleep, he was troubled and ordered the book, to be brought in. Children of God, our lord works behind the scenes, in hidden places where no man can see. He can do what no man can do for you. He used the fact that the king could not sleep to finally bring Mordecai to a place of honor. God uses our enemies to do us good many times as we have learned today. Day and night our God is looking out for those who are faithful to him, the God that gave up his only begotten son for our sins and salvation, check this even when you are not faithful, he sure is in Jesus name.
( 1 Samuel 2:8) the early disciples in ” Act 5:17-19; Acts 18:9-10; Rev 3:8-9) Before we go into prayers I will like us to stand up and read this psalm together.
Psalm 121: 1-8… In Jesus name
God will honor you
Be Blessed in Jesus name
A Tree and It’s Fruit
7:15 Watch out for false Prophets.
7:16 By their fruit you will recognize them.
The Bible talks about false teachers who outwardly appear to be godly but ” Inwardly ” are ferocious wolves (vs 15), they can be identified by their ” fruit ” their true spiritual character and their effect on others with time, their fruit always shows what is really in their hearts. The fruit of false teachers will be spiritually unhealthy, and they will produce ungodly fruit in the lives of their followers ( 1 JN 4:5-6 ) such as listed below:
- They will claim to follow Christ but will be more loyal to the personalities of men than Gods word ( V21) that is to say, they worship the creature more than the creator ( Rom 1:25 )
- They will be more concerned with their own desires than with Gods glory and honor, their beliefs and teachings will be self- centered rather than God centered ( 2 Tim 4:3).
- They will accept human teaching and traditions even when those teachings contradiets Gods word ( 1 JN 4:7 ).
- They will seek and respond to religion experiences and supernatural activity as their final authority in determining ” truth ” rather then spiritually growing up in the instructions of Gods entire word.
- They will not accept the true and authoritative teaching of Gods word, but will instead look for and listen only to teachers who say what they want to hear as if the road to salvation is ” wide ” and permissive. Jesus say they want only to respond to messages that accept and approve of heir selfish interests and ungodly behaviour.
Jesus teacher that carrying out Gods purposes and desires was a condition for entering the kingdom of Heaven, this certainly does not mean that we can earn spiritual salvation by our own efforts or works.
7:22 many Will Say…. LORD LORD…
Jesus clearly states that there will be ” many ” who believes they are serving him and who appear to do great works for him, yet in reality they never had a true personal relationship with Christ. To escape the temptation and deceive that will be very common in the end times, church leaders ( or any follow of Christ ) must be totally committed to the truth revealed in Gods word ( Rev 22:19 ) we must never consider ” outward ” succes or results from ministry as the standard by which to determine our relationship with Christ. Each of us must strive to know him deeply and to live by the instructions and guidelines in Gods word.
7:23 I never Knew You..
Christ makes it unmistakably clear that people may speak about him and even be involved in powerful, supernatural activity such as driving out demons and performing miracles though in their hearts they have no genuine personal relationship with Christ in ( 2 Cor 11:14-15; Mt 24:24 ) Paul warns in ( 2 These 2:9-10; 13:3,12 )
Many times God overrides Satans activity in false Preachers in order to bring genuine Spiritual salvation or healing to those who truly respond to Gods word.
Phil 1: 15-18
This means that if the message is true even when the minister is not, it can still have the proper Godly effect on people lives.
Be Blessed in Jesus name
Power Of Prayer
People of God, let me welcome you to see the 1st Sunday of November 2018, let me say up front church, that the reason I am preaching this message today is because I sense God saying to me, and to every member of this church (LCSVM) here, that if we hope to see God move upon us again in awesome power, we are going to have to get on our knees in Jesus name. The christian life is won or lost in the consistent, faithful practice of the basic of our faith ( Prayer, witnessing fellowship, worship, discipleship, Bible study and giving ).
As christians if we don’t get on our knees, God won’t get on his feet, we bow our heads to look up and when the church prays, God get involved. Today am preaching on prayers in the church. James said the prayer of a ” righteous man ” is effective and I love what
So we are sanctified through his blood and we must pray steadfastly, relates to persistence and perseverance in prayer, sometimes we give up or become discouraged when God does not answer our prayer the way we think He should or as quickly as we want him to Luke 18:2-8.
When we pray we must learn to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit as he speaks to us during prayers. We need to be still and know what we are praying about in the Spirit ( Jude 1:20) tells us to pray in The Holy Spirit.
When you are praying you must surrender everything about you to the mighty one. In 1 Timothy 2:1-3 God is pleased with a church that learns the important ministry of prayer. God is calling us to pray, God is calling us to pray, effectively to let our prayers be led by The Holy Spirit and sanctified by his blood, God is telling you to ask today through prayers, He is asking to open your mouth and ask him great things in this month and the end of the year, God makes all possible, He has given you the authority to ask in his name. What is prayer..? It is not sending God on an errand, prayer is preparing you to divine things, prayer is the key that unlocks the gates of Hell and releases our blessings from Heaven
Prayer does not need proof, it needs practice, if your house is under attack pray, if you have lost you faith and backslidded pray, depressed, confused, unhappy, sad, oppressed, intimidated, accused, pray.! A prayerless christian is a weak christian, a church without prayer life is a week and faithless church. God is looking down and saying I have given you power to crush the gate of hell
Ask God today to bury your Pharaoh, ask him to send Fire Like Elijah , ask him to bring down every Goliath in your life today, God wants you to ask bigger things, power to heel, to provide for the needy, to preach the Gospel. What do you need from God, today is your day to ask talk to him in prayers today. He can give you wealth, even the one you did not build, nothing is impossible in his sight, when life seems hopeless pray, somebody has been praying for you, who have you prayed for today. A prayerless family is a divided one, God cannot answer until you pray ( Matt 18:18 ) Ask God to divide the Red Sea for you.
Ask God to put a smile on that face, our Jesus can not fail, pray today in faith and know that Jesus answers prayers, no matter what situation, you are bringing it to God through Jesus His Son.
Be Blessed in Jesus name
Don’t Give Up, God can do it
Children of God sometimes when people go through something for a long time they tend to lean to the idea that things will always be that way. They get used to being in that situation. But God is still on the throne and he hasn’t given up on you and don’t you dare give up on Him. It does not matter how long you have a problem the power of God is still able to turn it around in your favor in Jesus name. He is still the God and there is nothing to hard for him, for with him all things are possible.
There was a woman with an issue of blood for 12 years, but when she heard about Jesus she knew the power of God could turn it around ( Mark 5:25-34). There was another woman with a Spirit of infirmity for 18 years, but the power of God was still able to turn it around ( Luke 13:11-13).
There was a man with a condition for 38 years and when Jesus saw him he knew that he had been in that condition for a long time. Did Jesus give up on helping him because he was in that condition for a long time. Did Jesus give up on helping him because he was in that condition for so long..? No, the power of God was still able to turn it around ( John 5:1-9)
God can turn that thing around that you have been dealing with for so long. He is not only able, but he is also willing like when Jesus healed the woman that had the spirit of infirmity for 18 years Jesus said ” Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom satan bound” to these 18 years.
Be loosed from this bound/ chain, God wants that your problems be turned around. A leper came to Jesus and said: ” If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean ” and Jesus response was: ” I will, be thou clean and immediately he was cleansed ( Mark 1:40-42). It is Gods desire to turn situations around. And no matter how longest been if you don’t give up on God, He will not give on you….
He prayed for Peter in ( Luke 22:31-32) even when he did not know about it, so I will like us to pray for our family and friends who have not know Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirit will touch them in that ugly situation, in Jesus name.
Don’t Give Up, For he is Not giving up on You in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
How Does Faith Come
Children of God the Bible says in Hebrew 11:1 and Hebrew 11:6 Amen.
So the most necessary element of spiritual salvation are mentioned in vs 9-10, they center on believe in the Lordship of Christ and his bodily resurrection. Faith must be in the heart, which includes the emotions, intellect and will and it taken hold of the whole person. Faith must also involve committing ourselves publicly to Jesus as lord, both in words and actions. The earliest confession of the NT church was not ” Jesus is Savior” but ” Jesus is Lord ” ( Acts 8:16)
1 Cor 12:3
Jesus Christ is specifically called ” Savior ” 16 times and ” Lord ” 450 times in NT “Lord means having power and authority, control and the right to exercise ruling power as master. To confess ” Jesus is Lord” is to declare him to be equal with God, worthy of power, worship, trust, obedience and our prayers ( Acts 7:59-60; Cor 12:8)
When NT Christians called Jesus Lord that was not just an outward profession but an earnest inward attitude of the heart (1 Peter 3:15 ) by which they recognized Christ and his word as the highest authority over all of life (John 15:14). Jesus must be our Lord at home, church, school and on the job. He must be our lord in intellectual, financial, in every aspect of our lives. God raised Jesus from the death so anyone who denies christ bodily resurrection cannot , in a true spiritual sense, claim to be a Christian. He or She is still an unbeliever, for the death and resurrection of Christ are the central events in salvation.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
The Light of the Gospel
2 Cor 4:5, 2 Cor 1:4
2 Cor 2: 12-17, 2 Cor 2:10
James 5:14, Acts 2:17-19
2 Cor 4:4
The God of This age refers to Satan, who holds power over much of the activity in the world at the present time, His power is however temporary and conditional. He continues only as God allows, which presents people with the real choice of whetter to accept and follow Evil. But Satans influence will end at the close of history when he is thrown into the lake of fire for eternity.(Rev 20:10) Yet at the present time satan continues his evil work, and those who do not submit themselves to Jesus Christ remain under Satans influence. He deceives them blinds them to the truth of Gods word so that they do understand their need for Christ. In their darkness, they refuse to accept his spiritual salvation.
Those of us who know Christ must realize that because people are blinded to the truth, we need to view them through Gods eyes of mercy. Although it may be easier to become discouraged or angered by their rebellions ways, Christians must continue to pray and share Christ’s message with humility and active compassion.
The Holy Spirit will enable us to do so (Acts1:8) in order that all may hear, understand and choose to believe or disbelieve the truth to accept or reject christ (MT 4:10)
Will ascend and descend on us in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
” Genesis 28:1-17″
Children of God, todays message and prayers are to blast the Heavens open and to paralyse satanic Angels contending with our Angels of blessing. let it be known that the tenacity of your prayer must be capable of causing the heavens to open for your sake
” Isaiah 64:1″
Open Heavens will enable us to obtain the breakthroughs we need for our lives. When the Heavens open the Angels of God will begin to ascend and descend bringing multiple blessings for the Saints. There blessings include favor, power, promotion, breakthrough, finances, good health, sound mind, peace etc. One of the curses in ( Deut 28:23) says this shows that it is possible for someones Heaven to be closed. These prayer points are targeted at blasting the Heavens open.
When the Heavens become brass, your Angels cannot reach you. Daniel fasted for 21 days. When his Angels of blessing came he said fear not Daniel: For from the first day the thou did set thine heart to understand and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard and I am come for thy words. But the Prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days but to Michael on of the chief prince came to help me and remained there with the prince of Persia.
” Daniel 10:12-13 “
The Heavens was closed because of Satanic obstacles. Daniel faithfully continue praying till his answer came. We need to continue praying, prayer is the key that turns Gods promises into reality. As we use this prayer points today.
” John 1:51 “
Will ascend and descend on us in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
The Excellency of the name Jesus
Jesus Christ humbled him self and the father gave him a name above every other name. Humility is a necessity for promotions, God despises pride. Everything we have belongs to God and he alone must take glory. He will never share his glory with any man or thing. God cherishes his name and his words, so he keeps his promises. Whatever He promised you He will do. He said you should ask him anything in his name and he will do it. What problem or challenge are you facing today..? It will bow at the name of Jesus, because Jesus name is greater than all names. ” For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder and His name shall be called wonderful, counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting father, The Prince of Peace “
( Isaiah 9:6)
Focus on God and He will never leave nor forsake you, He is ever faithful. If Jesus name is pure and you are His disciple, your name must also be without blemish without staine.
Take care of your name and reputation. In all you do, always think of the consequences of your actions. Think about future generations when you make choices stay empowered in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Master of Breakthrough… Enough is Enough
A very important principle in life is ” Where the attention goes the power Flows ” where you place your energy in life is where you will do well. If your attention goes into doing well in your career, succes will flow, if attention goes into your marriage or family power will flow there. If you give attention to health and fitness you will do well in that area.
As a Christian if your attention is on Jesus only as a savior then you will get to heaven, but you may struggle through life. If your attention is mostly on healing then the power will flow there, you will see healing miracles. If your attention is on teaching you will grow in Bible knowledge. If your attention is on holiness you will become like Christ. All these are great, but Jesus is more than a savior, Healer, teacher, sanctifier. He is also a Breaker, a God of Supernatural power who can breakthrough impossible situations. We need to focus on all these areas. See Jesus as a savior, teacher, healer, sanctifier and breaker. We need to see Jesus in His Fullness, then we will experience power in all these areas.
YOU ARE CALLED TO BREAKTHROUGH
Part of Gods call on Church unlimited is to breakthrough. We have a breakthrough anointing, which also means you have that anointing. As a Church we have broken through in many areas. When one breaks through others can follow.
Breakers anointing Speaks of force, might and Energy
To see the kingdom of God manifest in our circumstances will at times require force, energy, might and violence in the spirit. Breakthrough comes from the ” Hebrew word Parrot ” which is the idea of something that bursts out, uncontrollable, shatters, eradicates something else. At times in all of our lives to get our breakthrough we have to be willing to fight. It takes effort and energy. We can’t be lazy or slack with the ” She will be right ” attitude we must say ” enough is enough ” (Eze21:22). God is like a battering ram that can breakthrough all resistance. In our prayers we are like battering rams, battering walls of opposition. It is only a matter of time until the final blow and walls will come crumbling down.
We need to ask God for the revelations that brings breakthrough
1 Samuel 3:1
There are no revelations that brings breakthrough. There was a lack of teaching that goes beyond tickling ears, and educating, just another good message. We needs to release Gods power to change lives, communities and churches. When people speaks with a breakers anointing, they not only teach but there is a release of power to impart faith, transform lives, strengthen and set free. We need breakthrough anointing in our lives.
(1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
Defeat your enemy decisively
2 Samuel 5:20
Last Sunday we preached about Daniel defeating enemies twice, In Baal Perazim the master of the breakthrough. David defeated the enemy decisively. The breakers anointing will cause you to overcome your enemy completely. I don’t want to wound the enemy’s in my life, I want to destroy his work. It is not Gods will for us to battle the same demons all the time. Breakthrough is to be so decisive and the enemy so shattered that he cannot rise again. Sometimes we gain partial victories. We need to pursue the enemy, and crush him completely. Partial Breakthrough contains the seed to a full victory.
You can minister with or without the breakers anointing you can pray for people with or without the breakers anointing. But it is time for the churches to cry out to God. To seek God for greater power, and for the breakers anointing. We desperately need more Holy Ghost powers in the churches to cry out to God. To seek God for greater power and for the breakers anointing. We desperately need more Holy Ghost powers in the churches today we need to see breakthroughs in healing of sickness, diabetes, heart disease, mental illness, depression, addictions, marriages and finances. We need breakthrough of family and friends being saved and also in many areas of our lives ( 2 Chronicles 7:14 ). we need that breakthrough today, begin to ask God now and humble yourself to him and come to him in prayers and leave your evil and wicked way in Jesus name, tomorrow can be too late, In Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Divine Presence of God
Children of God when we have the presence of God with us, we have everything. His presence is worth more than riches, fame or power. When the presence of God is with you, there is no need to fear. You can go anywhere within the boundaries of His will and His presence will be there with you. God was with Joseph and he prospered in the house of Pothipar (Gen 39:2). Jesus is also called Emmanuel for he is God with us. He is for you and no power is allowed to triumph over you.
However, without Gods presence there will be chaos, frustration, discouragement, fear, sorrow, sickness, sin, distress, confusion etc. As you move closer to God the more of his presence you will have. However if you move away from his presence the closer you are to the Devil. Cain, Adam and Eve moved away from his presence and the suffered the consequences of their actions.
In order to experience divine presence, surrender all to God and make Him your priority. Create time and have a consistent and effectieve quiet time with him daily. Allow the Holy Spirit to be your Senior partner and develop intimacy with him more than anything else seek His presence in all areas of your life and ask for grace to abide in His presence forever.
May you receive grace to abide forever in God presence in Jesus name.
” Cast me not away from your presence Lord “
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Don’t Be Imprisoned By Your Past
It does not matter what you have said or done in the past. I bring it to you this day, the same blood that cleansed Saul the murderer, is available to cleanse you. Therefor, receive your cleansing now, Shout I receive. Hear this: God does not remember your part, it is you who remember it. That is why you are told to forget the things of old. Remember them no more. When you give your life to Christ, the lord takes your sins away and remembers them no more. Hear the word of The Lord: (Heb8:12) I will be merciful to their unrighteousness and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Therefor, why do you still grieve over what God Himself has decided never to remember again? You must know that the past is gone according to the records of God, no child of God goes far in life dwelling on the past! You can only correct your past by moving forward and not backward for example if you have committed abortions in the past, the only way to right the wrong is by confessing to God, hate the act and do away from it. That settles it.
Remember, that everyone has a past (Rom3:23). For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. So do not condemn yourself for you are not the most guilty. Continue in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. For in him all old things are passed away; and behold all things have become new (2 Cor 5:17). Say this prayer now with me, as you renew your faith in Him
Shout Jesus 3x
I accept you today as my personal lord and savior, cleanse me by your blood, I declare that I am cleansed, washed and accepted as Gods Child Praise the Lord.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
What is Prayer
Prayer gives us the opportunity to relate to God
Do you ever feel like you have to pray just right, or it won’t work..? Have you felt like your prayer wasn’t answered because you didn’t have enough faith or pray long enough..? I’ve felt that way too. Maybe that’s because we make prayer to hard. So often, we make it all about us finding the perfect word and approach. We think we have to pray just right forGod to hear and respond.
Yet Jesus reassured his disciples with these words: ” When you pray, o not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your father knows what you need before you ask him (Matthew 6:7-8)”
Prayer Isn’t a Formula You have to Get Right.
God’s hearing our prayers doesn’t depend on our praying long enough or hitting upon the right phrases. Prayer is an invitation to come before our Heavenly Father who knows our needs and longs to hear our voices. God hears and respond to us because He is faithful and has compassion on his children.
My prayer life grows deeper when I take a few focused minutes to pray each morning like Jesus did (Mark 1:35). This gets me in the right frame of mind to keep praying later in the day. I’m learning that prayer can be simple and natural as breathing.
Prayer isn’t a ritual that depends on closing our eyes and putting on holy faces. We don’t have to kneel or sit. We can pray while walking, driving, or working. God responds to a two word cry for help in the middle of a busy afternoon, just like He does focused prayer time after reading scripture in the morning. Praying doesn’t have to be complicated. God delights in any simple words we offer Him.
Prayer Give us The opportunity to relate to God in these 10 ways:
One: Talk with God
As believers in Christ, we have an amazing privilege; our Heavenly Father invites us to talk to Him.! In Jeremiah 29:12, He invites His Children to speak and promise to listen: ” Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. ” We can read God’s word and talk to him in the morning to align our hearts with His at the start of the day, and we can also talk to Him as we go about our daily routines.
We may think we have to pray with fancy words, but prayer is just talking to God. Throughout the day, God longs to hear our simple prayers:
Thank you for this breakfast, Lord.
Help me stay calm in traffic jam.
Lord, help me love this person right now.
God, will you show me what to do..?
Lord, I love you. Be with me.
Two: Praise Him.
Earlier this year, I read a devotional series based on the Lord’s Prayer, and I realized I’d let praise slip away from my prayer life. Yet when Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He taught them to start with Praise: ” Our father in heaven, may your name be kept Holy “ (Matthew 6:9 )
For several weeks I tried and experiment; I began my morning prayer time praising God for His power, greatness, majesty, and Love. I saw several positive results. The first one was that I knew my praise honored God and put me in the right relationship to Him. The second was that praise built my faith. When I remembered God’s amazing attributes and power over all creation, my confidence in Him grew.
Three: Be Quiet before Him.
We think of prayer as talking, but any relationship involves listening as well as talking; we can even be quiet in the presence of someone we love. Psalm 46:10 tells us, ” Be still, and know that I’m God ” and sometimes our souls just need to get still in God’s presence to remember His Glory, power, and love. When we quiet our hearts before Him, we put ourselves in a posture to receive what we need from Him.
When we sit quietly in God’s presence, we’re better able to listen. What if we echo the words of 1 Samuel 3:9, ” Speak, LORD, your servant is listening “? of course, listening to God is subjective, and we can never be 100 percent sure it’s His voice we are hearing, but when I asked God to speak to me, I’m often surprised by that still, small voice I recognize: A thought that comes to mind, a Scripture I read, or a word of wisdom a friend gives me.
Four: Ask God to Change your Heart
The word ” repentance ” used to make me cringe because honestly, I didn’t want to remember my own sin. But I’m learning that calling my sin to mind, confessing it to God, and asking Him to change me ushers in spiritual renewal. Acts 3:19 holds a promise for us: ” Repent, then and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the lord.” When we acknowledge our sins, God moves in to restore and renew us. Lately in my morning quite time, I pray along with the words of psalm 139:23,24.
” Search me, o God and know my heart; Try me and know my anxious thoughts; and se if there be any hurtful way in me and lead me in the everlasting way ” (NASB).
I often jot down a simple list of sins that come to mind and ask God to change my Heart.
When I confess worry, God’s Spirit brings peace.
Where I repent from irritability, God renews my patience.
When I confess anxiety due to an overwhelmed schedule, God points out my next steps.
Five: Tell Him your Needs
Although prayer is so much more than asking God to Help and provider us, our Heavenly Father does indeed care deeply about our needs and longs to supply them. Philippians 4:6 entreats us, ” Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done ” (NLT)
When we come to God in faith, asking Him to supply our physical and spiritual needs, we can trust He hears us and will provide. Try a 30 day experiment; keep a list of needs you pray for and look back over it from time to time. Add notes in the margins as you see God’s answers. Your faith will grow as you remember His faithful provision.
Six: Present others to Him.
As Christians, we have the awesome privilege of participating in God’s work by praying for other people. Although we often neglect it, our most powerful and effective ministry as Christians is prayer. We can impact our Children, friends, family and loved ones as we pray for them.
I have tendency t worry about the people I love, and when I don’t worry, I try to control situations and make them better through my own efforts. Yet all my worry won’t change a thing and my tired effort will always fall short. When I turn those worries into prayers, I’m calling on an all powerful always- loving God to intervene and to work his will in situations and people I’m powerless to change.
Seven: Thank Him
As we pray, let’s not forget to thank God for what He’s already done in our lives. When was the last time you thanked God for sending Jesus to die for you..? Have you thanked Him recently for the gift of His Holy Spirit..? When we thank God for the many spiritual blessings we receive, it honors Him and opens our eyes to the abundant life He’s giving us.
Thank him for everyday blessings like your dog’s faithful friendship or your child’s smile. Thank Him for answering your prayers. What if we make it a point to thank God for what He’s already done before we ask Him for something new..? If you’re having trouble seeing things to give thanks for today, ask God open your eyes to abundance and gratitude.
Eight: Ask for guidance
Do you ever feel confused about what to do next.? Ever find yourself in a situation that looks impossible.? Prayer provides and opportunity to ask God to guide us. Whether you face an important life decision, need God’s wisdom for a tough situation at work, or just need to know how to respond in a difficult conversation , God’s Holy Spirit will show you your next step when you ask Him for guidance.
We can pray along with these reassuring words:
” In you, Lord my God, I put my trust… Show me your ways, Lord teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior. And my hope is in you all day long” ( Psalm 25:1-,4-5)
Nine: Ask for Empowerment.
When I feel particularly tired it’s often because I’m running on my own strength, but I’m learning to stop and ask God for help. My own reserves of strength will only get me so far, and exhaustion serves as a warning signal that I’m running empty. God promises to empower us by the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the death.
Maybe God has called you to do something that looks way too big. Perhaps you’re facing a tough situation that leaves you feeling weak. Maybe you’ve been walking through a time of trial and you’re wondering how you can possibly take one more step. Ask the lord to fill you with His power despite your weakness. Ask him to give you the strength you need to take one more step. Call on Him t Give you the power to live for Him today.
Ten: Turn your heart toward God.
Finally and most of all, prayer is an opportunity to turn our hearts toward God. We have the amazing privilege of coming before the lord of the universe. ” The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth ” ( Psalm 145:18). When we call on God and turn our hearts to him, He sees and hears us; He is with us.
So whatever you need today, friend, look to God. Don’t wait for the perfect time to sit down and pray. Dn’t wait until you have the perfect words. Let’s lift our voices to God in the morning quite, on the way to work, and while we walk the dog, make dinner or go shopping. All it takes is a few words. Let’s turn our hearts towards God in prayer today. he longs to hear us.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Psalm 27: 1-6
Todays prayer points are for those desiring Spiritual elevations, for those desiring elevation in their career works, true, divine promotions cannot be derived from favoritism, tribalism, kickbacks, clubs, occultism and all sorts of magical feats, but through patiently waiting on God and maintaining the Christian character of holiness, honesty and righteousness ( 1 Sam 2:7 ) God opened the book of remembrance for Hannah and put a song in her mouth. In her song of thanksgiving she recognized the fact that god is the only one that has power to bring low or lift high. She had been taunted, and hurt with many evil words. ” if you can never amount to anything ” You are living an wasted life, ” look at you, what have you achieved in life and ministry “? The enemy had turned her glory to shame.
When there was no one and nowhere to turn to, Hannah enters into the house of God. She cried out to God from the bitterness of her soul. the Bible says ” The Lord remembered Hannah ( 1 Samuel 1:19 ). Today’s prayer points are designed to bring ” The God that elevates” into your situation and, like Hannah, God will lift you above every reproach and haunt of your enemy in Jesus Name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name
Seven Signs You Are Dealing with A Spiritual Attack
Every believer struggles at different times with spiritual attacks even though we don’t always recognize it as from the devil, we blame our circumstances, family, friends and sometimes even God for our troubles. Yet Satan is a master deceiver who instigates problems and disappears before anyone recognizes his influence. the Bible instructs us in (Ephesians 6:10-11). If we recognize the signs of a spiritual attack, we won’t waste time blaming the wrong people, instead we focus on dealing with the devil and overcoming him.
What are the Seven signs that you are dealing with a spiritual attack..?
When you struggle with random thoughts that go against biblical teachings.
If we have not learned to discipline our minds according to Gods word, out thoughts can wander to the wrong places. Yet even with discipline, its possible to find ourselves struggling with adverse thoughts, we must first recognize that sinful, evil thoughts don’t come from God and likely are planted by the evil one. Our responsibility is to deal with those thoughts promptly. One of the best scripture to memorize and use against this attack is ( 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 )
When you struggle with overwhelming feelings of discouragement.
We are often tossed to and through the waves of adversity. many times we pray, fast and study Gos words to find peace in the midst of it. Yet sometimes we have moments when we feel overwhelmingly discouraged and without the strength to keep going in those times we must call out to God to provide the grace. We need to move forward its especially helpful to begin with thanking the lord for His many blessings one by one as we make our way out of discouragement.
When you struggle in your relationships..
Even when we strive to live at peace with everyone, we may have to deal with people who cause division, distractions and disputing in our lives. These could be family members, co-workers, or even fellow believers. Most of the time, they don’t realize that they are being used to satan to cause trouble. We overcome this struggle by praying for them and asking God for the wisdom to deal with them in a way that is pleasing to him.
When you struggle with sleeping because of interruptions or nightmares..
We are usually a our best when we are healthy and get rest at night. However satan can use to be awaken with troubling dreams or interruptions throughout the evening its best to seek out the lord in prayer especially using the psalms as a method to get you through ( Psalm 3:5) (Psalm 4:8) are especially helpful..
When you struggle with past temptations that you have overcome..
Just when you thought you were over a past temptation it comes back with a fierce determination to draw you back in this tactic of our enemy is to make us forget our freedom from the power of sin. We must hold fast to our first love, Jesus Christ, and not make excuses for fading back into former ways of living. The Lord makes a way for us to escape if we are willing to trust him according to (1 Corinthians 10:19).
When you struggle with worries, doubts and fears everyday..
Worry, doubt, and fear are always available if we let them infiltrate our hearts and minds. We live in a fallen world where there’s an abundance of trouble to deal with yet our hearts and minds must stay completely focused on Gods word and His faithfulness in spite of the hardships we face. An everyday fear, worry or doubt needs regular treatment of Gods word such as ( 2 Tim 1:7) ( Phil 4:4-8, and Matthew 21:21) for meditation and memorization.
When you struggle with praying regularly.
There is nothing Satan wants more than for the people of God to stop praying with regularity. Our prayers hinder his work in the world. Many times we underestimate the power of prayer and begin to neglect the fervency and consistency of it. We must never forget the amazing works of God inner lives through prayer. Our prayers are powerful and effective to bring down the walls of deceit and lies built by our enemy ” knocked down, but not knocked out “. Life is a hard fight, a struggle, a wrestling with the principle of evil, hand to hand, foot to foot every inch of the way is disputed. many times we want out of the struggle, we want to give up and walk away hoping to find a calmer , more peaceful life. Yet the kingdom struggle remains until Jesus comes back, we must fight on like worthy and faithful soldiers of Christ. we are created for this moment of struggle so that the lord would be glorified as we tear down Satans kingdom winning over on person at a time in Jesus Name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name
Building An Altar For God
” Genesis 35:1-7 “
Summery: An Altar is intended to be a place of true worship for God: a place where communication ensued between a christian and his creator, God.
What is an Altar ?
The ingredients of an altar Building
The Benefits of Building an Altar
What is an altar..?
An Altar is a place that is designed or separated for worship into God; a place of fellowship with God. It is a place where praises and prayers are rendered unto God. An Altar symbolizes holiness and represents the presence of God; a higher place where untarnished (spotless, blameless ) services are offered to God. Altar is a place of refuge and comfort from the troubles of this world. An Altar could also be a place where intercessions is being made for the well being of others inspired by the Holy Spirit. An Altar could be apart of a building or a room for instance the church serves as an Altar where christians meet and fellowship with God. Men of God in the Bible built altars for God, he had done things for like Mozes ( Exodus 17:15 ) Abraham, Isaac, Solomon etc.
Altars, in the olden days are built with or without stones where worshippers seek Gods face and offer sacrifice of animals, but now our sacrifices are of praises, thanksgiving and prayers through our lord Jesus Christ.
Children of God, we can classify the Altar into three categories
As the name implies is a personal means of communication and fellowshipping with God, it is otherwise called ” Quiet Time ” This is time you have assigned/ committed/ set aside for god to meet Him on ” one on one ” level or basis. It comes with a specific time at which you seek the face of God through worship, praises, thanksgiving and prayer. It is better early in the morning when there would be little or no disturbance from any quarters. The essence is to hear and talk to God; it ensures a direct link with God ( Luke 5:16)
A Family Altar or Home Altar
A place were family members meet for the purpose of communing, fellowshipping, praising, worshipping and praying to God. It comes with a specific time of meeting.
The church itself is an Altar, it serves as a unified place of worship for christians or individuals coming together to pour out their hearts to God ( Hebrew 10:23-25 ). And you have the ” Corporate Altar ” the coming together of individuals from different denomination or churches to pray, worship and render praises unto God.
Children of God, please take note, An Altar is not a place where you place your bibles, anointing oil , symbol of cross, holy book and any other christian items. Altar is a thing of heart ( Jeremiah 29:12-13 )
Now lets talk about factors that are necessary for an Altar building
- Genuine Salvation ( Psalm 24:3-4)
- Passion/ Hunger for presence of God (1king5:5) Solomon did what his fore- fathers could not do
- Faith (Hebrew11:6) You need Faith tp erect an Altar
- Holiness Altar is sacred that is why you need to be holy to build a holy place for God (1Peter1:16)
Why is An Altar Necessary ?
- To worship, praise and communicate with God (Psalm99:9 ; Genesis 13:4)
- God is talking to his his Church today in Jesus name in (2chronicles7:14)
- For thanksgiving (Psalm100:4)
- To make vows and consecration unto God
- To live a Victorious life (Romans 8:37)
- A blessed and satisfied life ( Psalm 24:5 ; 2 Corinthians 9:11)
- To meet God for divine intervention and break through
- And for Healing, Deliverance, Provision and conclusion.
For you to get closer to God and have and intimate relationship with him to know and understand him better then you need to build a befitting place of worship (LCSVM Amsterdam) needs to be put into place and make it’s altar Holy and purified in Jesus name, it must be put into the right and proper shape, for God by contributing your own quota to his church by helping us to build and not to destroy, by helping us not to be driving away the people that came to see Jesus in truth and spirit by our wickedness and selfish ambitions, by prayers and by your gift to helping the church build a Altar perfection suitable to the standard of Gods purpose and vision and as you are doing this, you could also build one in your heart today ( Galatians 5:17-18,21). An Altar brings you closer to God and there is a constant flow from God to you in Jesus name.
Today if you know that you are in the Altar of God and you need The Lord Jesus to come and purify and clean you for a new start and forgive you and you promise to be a new creature. Come out and let me pray with you so that Jesus can give you a new start and deliver you from your own destruction as (Psalm 107:20) have said.
” Bless You All “
Does God Speak in Audio Voice Today
Children of God, When someone says ” I heard God speak to me or I saw a vision of God ” some christians are inclined to say think that they are inferior if they have not had such an experience. God speaks to envy believers, then comes the primary issues.
- Are we sensitive enough to hear God Speak.
- How does God speak to us. God speaks by his word ( Psalm 119:105 ), Gods speaks through his son through example ( Hebrew 1:2 ).
- God speaks to us by the exercise of the gift of the Holy Spirit ( 1 Corinthians 12:4-11).
- God speaks to us by the ordering of our experiences ” The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord ( Psalm 37:23 ).
- God speaks to us by giving us a deep and unshakable inner awareness, that we just know ( 2 Timothy 1:12-14 )
So God gave us the right to know him ( 1 John 4:10 ) and gave us also in ( 1 John 4:1 )and the right to compare thing in ( 1 Corinthians 2:13 ).
Be Blessed in Jesus name
10 Questions To Get Unstuck Spiritually
Children of god if you feel like you are stuck spiritually and are just spinning your wheels then I would like to suggest that you take a few moments to ask yourself some self- examining questions. Socrats said ” The unexamined life is not worth living ” King David said it like this.
( Psalm 139: 23-24 ) Many people that I have worked with over the years have been able to get unstuck by prayerfully asking these following questions and allowing God to help them find areas that need to be Fixed.
- Is there some unconfessed sin in my life that I need to deal with. ( 1 John 1:8-10 )
- Is there some person I have offended or hurt, but I have not apologized to or sought forgiveness or restoration. ( Matthew 5:23-24 )
- Is there some person in my life whom I have not forgiven ( Ephesians 4:31-32 )
- Is there any idiot that I have adopted into my life, in the place of God ?( 1 John 2:15-16 )
- Am I believing lies about God, myself, others, or my situation ( Philippians 4:8)
- Am I being disciplined and consistent in my pursuit of God? ( Psalm 63:1-8 )
- Are they any areas of my life that are out of balance ? ( Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 )
- Are there any areas of my life that are requiring inappropriate amounts of my time? ( Ephesians 5:15-17 )
- Is there some ministry that God wants me to pursue but I have held out.? ( 1 Timothy 4:14 )
- Have I been 100% honest before God on each of the above questions ? ( John 8:32 )
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Today many Christians are suffering from ancestral burdens which hinders spiritual growth. Today service is designed, to help you obtain deliverance from foundational contamination and bondage, it will help you obtain freedom from ancestral yokes and burdens to clean up the unprofitable spiritual background fighting against physical and spiritual progress.
Jesus is always in the business of driving away all strange elements undertaking satanic and destructive transactions in the body, soul and spirit. He would do no less for you as you cry unto him.
( 1 Peter 1;15-16 ) The Lord, knoweth them that are His. Are you a professor or a believer..? Do you just claim to be a Christian, speak christianity ( praise God, hallelujah; Thank you Jesus ) and go through the motions others around you are going through.
God cannot be mocked, the scripture says the lord; ” KNOWETH “ them that are His. Does God know you..? The greatest hindrance to being know by God is iniquity (sins). Iniquity separates us from God ( Isaiah 59:1-2 )
The Bible says we should depart from iniquity, also Paul says, ” If a man will purge himself from sins, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the masters use and prepared unto every good work “
Prayers for spiritual sanitation are intended to purge us, from the things that separate us from God. As you pray these prayer points today, the blessings of purging stated in ( 2 Timothy 2:21 ) will manifest in your life, and you will become
- A vessel of honour.
- Usable to God.
- Prepared unto every good work, a workman that needs not be ashamed.
Are you this vessel afther your encounter yesterday with God.
God Bless you all in Jesus name
The Cost Of Deception
When Esau was doing trade by barter with his God- given right, he never thought of the implications of his actions. All he was working for was an immediate satisfaction regardless of the consequences however, Jacob his other brother, just like a good fisherman, used the porridge as a bait to catch the fish which was the prayer from their father as he desired. As started in the text of the Bible, Jacob used a kiss which is naturally supposed to be a sign of affection as an instrument of treachery just as Judas did to Jesus Christ, Isaac, Rebecca, Esau and Jacob all suffered for their action.
It’s a real sorrow when we fail to recognize our sins against God and men. Do you recognize yours or do you just tell lies just for fun or to gain material things ? People tell lies to deceive others into believing the wrong thing. Are you one of those people ? God says that all lies are sinful and even if it does not hurt anyone, it does hurt your relationship with God which is the most important relationship and should be guarded with most care. Look at yourself today and pray to God to re- mould you if you have gone out of this way and his live for your life due to your.
Inability to tell the truth. God will help you today if you could change in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Small Is The Gate Only a Few Find It
Christ taught that we are not to expect a majority of people to follow him on the road that leads to eternal life with God.
- Comparatively few will pass through the gate of Godly humility and true repentance (Mt 3:2) turning from and denying their own way in order to follow Jesus. This means doing all that we can do and obey his commands, pursuing his purposes and standards and pressing on through the difficulties of live with true faith, purity and love.
- In this sermon on the mount, Jesus describes the great benefits and blessings that go along with being his disciples ( Mt 5: 3-12 ), but he also insist that his followers will face opposition and persecution (Mt 5: 10-12), Jesus taught that following him is costly it involves making difficult choices and going trough difficult situations at times. There are obligations concerning right living, pressing on my faith through persecution, love for our enemies and self denial. The initial step of surrendering to Christ and accepting his forgiveness for sin may not be difficult, but trusting him to make the necessary life changes and continuing to follow him no matter what, is not easy path to follow and will test our faith extremely in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
The First Will Be The Last
The ” First ” are those who because of their wealth, education, status, talents or opportunities, are highly esteemed or honored by the world and sometimes even by the chruch. The ” Last ” are those who are not know by many or who don’t have a high social status in the community. In the final assessment of gods kingdom ” many ” who were considered to be great leaders and participants in the church will be given positions behind others, while many who were unknown in the world will be given positions of higher honor (1 Corinthians 15; 41-44 )
This is because God values people not by outward appearance but by the true faithfulness, purity and love of their hearts ( 1 Samuel 16: 7,11 ) read the story of the poor widow ( Mark 12:42-44 ) and the story of Mary of Bethany ( Matthew 26: 7-13 ) so as to see Christs attitude toward the humble.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Prayers with Power and Punch
Children of God we thank God for this last day of our Breakthrough anointing program, and I am convinced that one of the reasons our prayers often feel ” Flat ” is that we don’t incorporate Gods word in to our prayers.
Gods word is packed full of promises and one of the best ways to infuse life into our prayers is by infusing Gods Promises into our prayers. In ( John 15:7 ) This is a crazy Promise!! But what Jesus is saying is that when we pray in accordance with his words, promises, or commands, whatever we ask will be done for us. When our prayers lines up with his promises, crazy, incredible things will happen. My hope, children of God for Christians today is that combination of God’s word and prayer will be like rocket fuel for our prayer life. What then follows is a prayer on ( Psalm 34: 8-10).
So pray with me today and believe that God by Faith for answers in Jesus name.
Father I have tasted and seen that you are good. I have tasted the finest kind of sweet food this world can offer, ad they cannot compare to you. Your presence satisfies me like nothing else. You give more and deeper joy than anything else in this world. One day in your courts is better than a thousand days elsewhere. One moment with you is better than a thousand lifetimes anywhere else. Please give me more tastes of your presence, more glimpses of your glory.
Expand my hert to love you more, and then take me deeper into the vast ocean of your love. Your love is better than life itself.
I do not take refuge in money, people, job security or friends. Those things are fleeting vapors that quickly dissapear. They don’t provide Andy true security. I take my self refuge in you, the king of kings, owner of all things, Sovereign one, and protector of the helpless. I know that you will care for me, just as a father protects his children. Teach me what it means to fully entrust myself. Deliver me from my sinful self – sufficiency. Teach me what it means to truly, humbly fear you. Fill my heart with appropriate reverence, and fear of you.
I want to seek you above all else, knowing that if I seek you, that I will not lack any good thing. You are not a stingy God who is hesitant to bless his creatures. You are abundantly generous God. Like a constantly Flowing Spring, you bubble over with goodness and generosity. If you clothe the lilies in splendor and feed the raven bird, you will certainly provide me with every thing that I need. If something is good for me you will give it to me, if its not good, you will withhold it.
I know that I can trust you to give me exactly what I need for every situation ultimately. I don’t know what I most need, but you do, I don’t trust in my own ability to meet my needs. I trust you to meet all off my needs in this month of march and throughout the year 2018 in Jesus Name.
Congratulate your neighbor for victory in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
More Than Conquerors ( Romans 8:31-39)
You may have heard the statement new levels, new devils: but what does it mean..?
When obstacles come into your life or the enemy attacks it is easy to think you must be doing something wrong, but that is not necessarily the case. An example is Apostels Paul writing to the corinthians, telling them that he would be staying in Ephesus a bit longer, because of the opportunities to share the gospel that were opening up for him, but also that he was facing opposition at the same time ( 1Corinthians 16:9 ) As believers we must not surrender to intimidation, God never said weapons would not form. He just promised they would not prosper ( Isaiah 54:17 ).
The enemy is not fighting you because you are weak and useless. No, its because you are strong ( 2 Corinthians 10:4), because you have a great hope and future ( Jeremiah 29:11). The most difficult chapter of your life can become your greatest triumph because this is often when we discover Gods purpose. You can’t go up if you don’t give up something. What is God asking you to give.
In ( 2 Samuel 5:17-20 ) after 15 years of trouble David reaches fulfillment of his dreams. He is made it, finally anointed King of all Israel.
Befor he became King, David was anointed three times:
- His first anointing was by Samuel in front of his family ( 1 Samuel 16:3)
- His second anointing was by the men of Judah, when he became King of Judah ( 2 Samuel 2:4)
- His third anointing, after seven and a half years as King of Judah, was by all the elders of Israel ( 2 Samuel 5:3,5 )
Each anointing marked David as called by God and yet after each anointing David faced new and difficult challenges and opposition to that call that is meaning of new levels, new devils.
The Call on LCSVM Amsterdam
Is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ in Amsterdam and beyond. I believe that we will impact Amsterdam and nations in Jesus name. We will see revival and multitudes saved even. Even though there are new devils at new levels. I believe for this church and for myself, God is placing on us an third anointing. However we also understand we are in a spiritual battle because ( Ephesians 6:12) said so but here in Gods word, is where our confidence must come from ( Romans 8:37 ) and ( 2 Timothy 1:7 )
So members of LCSVM the importance and power of unity is needed in the times of trials and tribulations ( Galatians 6:1).
Don’t let the devil sidetrack you with his cunning tricks as you step into new levels, 1st Corinthians 10 contains a series of warnings against the things that could destroy the unity od a people who have been through trials together. We must be vigilant in prayer, watch our attitudes, expect unexpected tests and trials but know that if God called you to it, you can win in Jesus name ( 1 Corinthians 10:13 ).
” The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us, our victory, your power is in Christ through the work of the cross ( Colossians 2:15 ) God stripped Satan of all his artillery, leaving him with no weapons to fight with and powerless. And God has given LCSVM Authority ( Luke 10:19) and alertness to Satan’s plans ( 2 Corinthians 2:11 ).
So we as believers in Jesus, should know our weapons
- Speaking with authority.
- Daily declare
Authority Verses from the Bible
- ( James 4:17 ) Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
- ( Romans 8:37) In all these things we are more then conquerors through him.
- ( 1John 4:4 ) Greater is he that is in you, then he that is in the world.
- ( 1 Peter 2:24 ), by whose stripes you healed.
- ( Romans 16:20 ) The God of peace will crush satan under your feet shortly.
As we stand up in his presence in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name.
Breakthrough Anointing ( 1 Chronicles 14:18-17)
Children of God I welcome you to this special Sunday Service, and the Breakthrough anointing in Jesus name. the Bible says that David was a man after Gods own heart, although he had his mistakes he still had a heart after God. In the text we see that the Philistines have received word that David has been anointed King over all Israel in (vs 8-9).
However the philistines are not pleased about this and they move quickly to challenge davids anointed leadership and to get him. Remember that this was the same David who has killed Goliath their Giant… Notice, what is said here in (vs8) ” They mobilized their forces to capture him ” Why did they want to capture David instead of Killing him.
3 Quick observations:
- They wanted to capture David to undermine his leadership.
- They wanted to capture David to undermine Israels resolve.
- They wanted to capture David to undermine Gods name.
Hear me this evening, there is nothing more the enemy had rather do than knock on off the leader. That is why I ask so strongly for your prayers and support. There is something else I want you to take notice this evening, David was anointed King over Israel ” He was not just chosen ” but rather he was anointed by God to be the leader of Israel at this historic time. anointing distinguish us from all other christians in Jesus name. God had great things in store for his anointed, from this message today, there are things about the anointing of God that I want you to understand and to get it in your heart and spirit.
The Anointing Brings Opposition.
David is the anointed King of Israel. He is chosen by God and yet walking in this realm, hear me very good this evening… The anointing of God upon your life will bring oppositions your way. Some think of the anointing in terms of being seen and the spotlight, but hear me The anointing od God upon your life is a magnetic field for the enemy to come at you. David is the anointed one by God as The King of Israel and all the news is not making the enemy happy. This reason is that David is not just anointed as a King but is walking in the anointing, there is a differance.
I am not concerned this evening if you have been anointed before, my question is: Are you walking in the anointing..? now being in the presence of the anointing does not make you anointed. ” been in Mac Donalds does not make you a hamburger ” Being in church does not make you anointed, only the touch of God upon your life make you anointed as you walk in his ways it was this anointing upon David life that brought opposition and it will bring opposition in your life too.
People of God, Paul experienced this opposition time after time in his ministry( 1 Thessalonian2:18) Paul says Satan ” prevented us ” He encountered opposition from the enemy that prevented him accomplishing things he had set out to do. The anointing of God upon your life will create opposition in your life from the enemy ” Expect it ” Yet the same anointing upon your life is what will cause you to rise above the advances of the enemy and be victorious.
As God anointed you are empowered to do mighty exploits for God. Jesus said in (John 14:12 ) The anointing may bring great opposition but it also bring about great exploits for God if you will walk in it. The anointing brings direction (1 Christ 14 vs 10-11) it is interesting to see here what David did in the face of opposition, he went to the source of the anointing, He asked God, He remembered his source and he called upon God with very specific questions ” should I go out to fight the Philistines..? ” will you hand them over to me..? The problem with some christians today is they what God to bless their pre- determined plans. David did not go to God with plans. He went to God for plans. Notice the enemy raided at one place but God dent David to another place to defeat them, God knew where they were going next and that is where God sent David. Thats why David later could write ( Psalm 37:23) God delights in every detail of our lives, God sent David exactly where he needed to be. The anointing of God upon your life will give you direction. Hear me this evening the anointing of God is given by God and directs his anointed.
Do you need greater directions in your life this evening. Then may I submit to you that you need a greater anointing of God in your life. The enemy attacked at ” Rephaim but they were defeated at ” Baal- Perazim ” God is not just leading you into the battle but he is leading you to a place of victory, through his anointing.
” God give us a Break- Through Anointing Today “
Notice what happens next. The Philistines haven’t quite learned their lesson because they went back and raid the valley again, so God gives David a new set of instructions (1 chronicle 14:14-16 ) Hear me, the way the anointing brings you victory today may not be the way the anointing brings you victory tomorrow. God is a God of variety and the anointing gave David a strategy for victory but it is not the same for every battle.
If David had gone in attacked like he did the last time the Philistines would have been prepared and expecting it. But this time God changed the strategy and took them in the back way then they were defeated. The anointing of God will lead you into victory but you must like David , be attuned to God to hear Him and receive direction from. Are you ready for some victories in your walk with God today..? What you need is a Fresh touch of Gods anointing in your life, as we stand up for the Fresh anointing of Breakthrough in Jesus name.
Be Blessed in Jesus name
7 Thoughts For more Effective Prayers
Hezekiah ruled over Judah and was a good and fraithful King. Hezekiah often became the target of warring nations The King of Assyria, which was a much more powerful nation, made plans to over throw Hezekiah’s kingdom. Through the stressful time in leadership, Hezekiah consistently used the same battle plan. He went before the Lord in prayer and he followed the lords commands.
Hezekiah relied on prayer to rule his life. This King knew how to pray and he prayed in a way that got results. At one point, the Assyrian King launched a huge smear campaign against Hezekiah with his own people, it scared Hezekiah’s people.
Hezekiah heard about the threat and went before the Lord. God assured Hezekiah everything would be okay, but the Assyrians wouldn’t let up their verbal assaults. ” They kept taunting the Kingdom Hezekiah, throwing threats towards Hezekiah, which basically Said ” The Assyrians are tough and they are coming for you next ” it was a credible realistic threat in a practical sense. Hezekiah had reason to be afraid.
What do you do when you are backed into a corner as a leader and you are about to face something bigger than your ability to handle.? Well, Hezekiah received the letter with all the threats and began to pray. We find this account in (2Kings19:14-19).
What can we learn from listing to Hezekiah’s prayers.?
Here are seven thoughts for more effectieve prayer from a stressed out leader Named Hezikiah.
- Hezekiah got alone with God. There is a corporate prayer like we do at church and there is a prayer where a few are gathered. But probably some of the most effectieve prayer time of your life will be the time you invert alone with God.
- Hezekiah’s prayer was immediate. His prayer wasn’t an afterthought, it was prior to making his plan. We are so geared to reach as leaders that it is hard for us to go first to God. He may be second or third or first when we are backed into a corner and have no choice, but we need to develop a discipline and habit to make God the first place we turn in our lives, like Hezekiah.
- Hezekiah’s prayer was open and honest. Hezekiah was transparent before the Lord. I love the imagery here in this prayer story of Hezikiah. He took the letter, went to the house of the Lord and spread it out before Him. I get this visual image of Hezkiah and His letter laying it there on the table and saying ” Okay God what now.? What do I do next.? What is my first move.? ” Are you in a tough spot right now.? You must need to get you some note cards write down all the things you are struggling with lay them out on a table and say ” Okay God here are my struggles. I can’t do anything about them. What now.? Writing your prayer request before God is a great idea for two reasons. A. It helps you remember to pray for them and B. It helps you to watch as God answers we get more answers than realize if we only ask.
- Hezekiah’s prayer was honoring, humble and respectful of who god is. Hezekiah knew in his place as a King and he knew God’s place in the Kingdom. Hezekiah was a king of nation and that is an important Job, yet he willingly humbled himself in prayer, because he knew his place before the King of Kings.
- Hezekiah’s prayer was bold. He said ” Give ear o Lord an hear and Open your eys O Lord. Hezekiah had the kind of relationship with God where it wasn’t a surprise when Hezekiah showed up to pray. They talked frequently; probably throughout the day. because of that relationship Hezekiah didn’t wonder if God would be there when he came before him. He knew he could ask God to act on his behalf. The more you grow in your relationship with God, the bolder your prayers can become because the more your heart will begin to line up with Gods Heart.
- Hezekiah’s prayer was dependent ” In verses 17-18 he prays ” it is true O Lord, that the Assyrians King have laid waste these nations and their lands ” Hezekiah knew he was out of his league facing the Assyrians from the way I see that Hezekiah responded to life, however, I don’t think it matters the size of the battle. Hezekiah was going to depend on God every time in every situation.
- Hezekiah prayer was certain Because it was based on his personal faith and trust in God. In verse 19. He prayed ” Oh Lord our God deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms and earth may know that you are alone, o Lord our God. Hezekiah had a faith in God that allowed him to pray with confidence, you need to understand that faith is always based on the promises of God. Some things God has promised to always get glory for himself and always work things for an ultimate good. He hasn’t promised to rid everyone of cancer or to heal every bad relationship or settle every leadership issue we face.
Hezekiah knew God had promised to save his people. He knew God had placed him in the position of authority over them. He had confidence that God would do what He had promised to do. Hezekiah trusted God to be faithful to his word so he was willing to act in faith. My question is this, what situation are you dealing with today that you know you are helpless to do on your own and you desperately desire Gods answer.?
Are you a stressed out Leader.?
Get along with God, Spread your problems out before Him honestly, humbly and bold; than, allow His will to be done as you wait for His response.
Receiving Jesus As Your Savior and Lord
The Christian Life begins with your faith and trust in Jesus Christ to be your personal savior and lord.
The Bible teaches us that Jesus is God’s Son who came to live for us and died for us on a cross. He died for our sins and physically arise from the grave proving his death/ dominion and victory over our sins and the the grave. Through our acceptancy of Jesus into our lives, by turning from sins and confessing Him as our Savior and Lord, we become part of His family and Followers, maybe you have stumbled onto thus message and have never truly made peace with God about your relationship with him.
the Bible affirms time and again that God Loves Us. He has a plan for our lives, our lives do not have to be meaningless or useless. We can be filled with purpose, peace and right and upward direction.
Here are Some verses of Scripture that are important and will be helpful to you.
Says: All have Sinned and come short of the glory of God, this means that all of us are Sinners. We Sin in some way everyday. Becoming a Christian doesn’t mean that you will never Sin again. All people in some way sin or make mistakes every da. becoming a christian means that Sin is something you no longer want to do. You no longer seek to do sinful things and no longer want olive a live that is dominated by sin.
Says: ” The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord ” Sin is disobedience to God, sin also brings consequences. If you plant a corn you will reap corn. If you drive 140 km in your car you will eventually wreck our get a speeding ticket. When you live a life of sin you will eventually reap bad things. the Bible says we reap death. Death is Seperation from God.
The greatest loss and suffering is to be separated from the power and love of God. People who die without Jesus are lost and his way is eternal death separation from God. Nothing could be worse that to be eternally lost and separated from the Love of God.
Says: ” God commends His love toward us while we were sinners Christ died for us. ” This means that even while we are being disobedience to God and Living a Life of Sin that God reaches to us in Love. Jesus died for us. He died knowing the failures and Sins of man kind. The Bible teaches time and again that God is a loving God and reaches to us. He is reaching out to you at this very minute. He never stops loving us.
Says: ” If you will confess with your mouth that Jesus lord and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the death that you will be saved. Becoming a Christian and being saved from your sin starts with a heart decision to believe and receive Christ secondly. You confess Christ to others, Jesus said ” If you will confess me before men, I will confess you before my Father which is in Heaven. ” Matt 10:32.
Says: ” Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be Saved ” Again the Bible affirms that we have a loving God who is willing to save those who will call upon him to forgive us and save us.
So today I ask you this questions, Would you like to be saved.? Would you like to go to Heaven when you die.? Would you like to love in the fellowship and love of God through Jesus Christ.? Here is a prayer that you can pray to be saved from your sins and know Christ as your Savior and Lord.
Pray this prayer now:
” Dear God, I need you more than anything or anybody in my life. I need your Love, Peace and Forgiveness in my Life, I am lost. I want Your way and direction in my life. I confess I am a sinner. I turn from sin and now receive your Son Jesus Christ in to my Life to be my Lord and savior. Lord God , I turn my life over to you , take me to Heaven when I die and empower me to live the rest of my Life in victory for You, in Jesus name
If you have prayed this prayer sincerely to receive Jesus and Live for him, then please remain in a Bible believing Church and let the pastor know that you want to follow Christ in baptism and walk in fellowship with Christ ( John3:3-6)(John6:63)
I rejoice with you in Jesus name for a new start in your Christian Life in Jesus Name
You Need To Lock Some People Out
Mark 5: 35-43
The Bible said that the synagogue ruler or leader, a man with Authority over the place worship, he came to Jesus in desperation because His young daughter was dying in (Mark 5:22-24). Jesus agreed to go with him, but before they arrived at ” Jairus ” house people brought word that the girl had died in (Mark5:35). Jesus was not shaken or worried, and he responded by encouraging the fathers Faith, even in this hopeless situation. All Jesus is asking you today in that your hopeless situation is to just believe in him.
Throughout history, true followers of God have placed their trust in GOD even when it seems as if all is lost, in such times God gives this ordinary people like Jairus an ordinary faith that allowed him to fulfill his plans and purposes for him and for us too in Jesus name. (Isaiah 43:2)
Children of God it is know that miracles contradicts ridicule. Where there is ridicule or mockery or doubt our unbelief miracles seldom occur. So to have a peaceful atmosphere for miracles, every mocker around you’re life must leave and go far from you.
Children of God you must note that mockers are those who ridicule miracles. They laugh at your visions and your dreams, they laugh at that Bog project and vision that God have given you, they jealous you and compete with you, And the sad thing is that they discourage you, children of God you must turn you back against people like that, especially in this season, that God is giving out healing, deliverance and blessings in your life, I pray with you today that every unfriendly friend in your life will leave you by the fire of The Holy Ghost in Jesus name.
Other Categories Of People You Must Disassociate From Are:
- Those who seem to be tolerating you instead of celebrating you.
- Those who are sad an unexcited at you Testimony.
- Those who feel threatened by your succes.
- Those who don’t believe in your vision and potentials.
- Those who envy your calling and are competing with you.
Jesus himself locked out some people when he wanted an Atmosphere for miracles, If Jesus did it, You too must do it in this season. That vision that seems dead, that ministry and that project must live again in Jesus name. And your mockers shall see it and know that Jesus is Lord.
Remain Blessed in Jesus Name.
To Know Gods Will Concerning Any Issue
Children of God in your life, so as to enable you take the right decision on any issue, to determine whetter a particular thing is Gods Choice for you, to discover secret things beneficial or detrimental to a particular issue also to receive revelation knowledge on any issue.
Children of God, the only thing that can secure peace Joy and happiness for you amidst turbulence and trials of live is to seek to know the will of God in all areas of your life and to follow it.
(Psalm 25:12) ” What man is He that feareth the Lord ? Him shall he teach in the way he shall choose. God desires to make his will know to man Time and again people ask ” How Can I Know The Will Of God ? God doesn’t talk to me ? I don’t know what to do ”
There are many scriptures which show us that God Sincerely wants to teach us the way we should go. God wants to patiently instruct us so we will not make mistakes. (Psalm32:8) says ” I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go: I will guide you with my eyes (Proverbs3:5) Commands us to ” Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy Paths ”
When we come to the lord without any idol in our hearts or preconceived ideas of what we want or how we want things to turn out, He will teach us how to choose the best.
Be still in the presence of The Lord and he will speak to you in a way you will understand. His will always aligns with his word.
As you pray his prayer points with an open mind you all be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and Spiritual understanding. (Colossians1:9)
Mighty Man Of Value
Judges 6:6, 11-18
Judges 6:6 Cried Out To The Lord
Israel turned to God for help after all else has failed, they were desperate, sadly, it often takes difficulties to get human kind to depend on God.
- Israels main problem was a lack of faith in God, satisfying self became the center of their focus. They looked to God only in times of crises or when nothing or no one else could help them.
- As the followers of Christ we have a equal responsibility to closely examine the basis for our love for God. Is it genuine ? Do we truly appreciate God for who he is and what he has done for us. Or do we serve him primarily for what we can receive from him ? Our Love for Christ is genuine only if we are willing to follow him at any cost. This may include trouble, suffering, persecution and loss.
And The Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him ” The Lord is with you “, O mighty man of valor, The Angel of the lord stayed some time under the oak, and Gideon was busy threshing took no notice of him when he came and stood before him, in his sight, and he said unto him ” The Lord is with you “ the gracious presence was with Gideon while he was threshing , who probably was sending up prayers to heaven, on account of the distressed case of Israel, and was deep in meditation about the affairs of the people of God, and thinking how to deliver them or The Angel might mean himself, who was no other than Jehova, the eternal word of God, who was present with him and spoke to him.
Remember this, The Holy Spirit empowers believers to do what God would have us do. Are you living like a mighty man or woman of valor ? In (Judges 6:13) Gideon was asking where all the wonders of the lord are. Not believers today should not be afraid to ask the same question. God wants to do powerful things for and through his people. If such things are not happening, then we must examine our devotion and recommit ourselves to his plans until we once again see evidence of his miraculous power at work in individual and churches.
To conclude His encounter, The Lord Said to Gideon in ( Judges 6:16 ) I Will Be With You. All those who sincerely and persistently depend on God will experience the power and peace of Gods active presence. Jesus himself makes him promise to not believers in (Matt 28:19-20) as we stand up in his presence for our anointing today in Jesus Name.
Being Mighty In His Love
John 3:16 God So Loved The World
When I read about this verse it really reveals the heart en purpose of God. The Great truth that motivated his plan of salvation for human kind.
1. Gods love is deep and wide enough to embrace all persons ” The World ” ( 1 Tim 2:4)
2. God ” gave ” his Son ( who also gave himself willingly ( John 10: 17-18 ) as an offering to pay the price for the sin ( offenses and rebellion against God ) of all humanit. This act was one of complete, undeserved love. God did not have to provide the sacrifice for us it was not something forced upon him ( Romans 8:32 : 1 John 4:10 )
3. To believe includes three main elements
A. faith and confidence that Jesus Christ is God’s son and the only savior for spiritually lost humanity
B. An act of surrender the returns over to christ the leadership of ones life and attitude of submission that continues to obey Christ ( John 14: 21; 15:4 )
C. The trust and assurance that Christ is both able and willing to complete a person salvation by bringing him or her to live with him forever in heaven.
Keep in mind that to “believe ‘ in the true Biblical sense is not just a mental exercise; it is an active trust that surrenders the leadership of ones life to Christ. Real faith continues to show trust through selfless action, obedience and service
4. ” Perish ” is a term in this verse that can be easily overlooked in the context of the wonderful gift of grace God offers. It is the tragic consequence of rejecting God ( Not believing in him, not surrendering our lives to his leadership, not accepting his gifts of forgiveness and eternal Life ). To perish does not point to physical death but ti the dreadful reality of spiritual death ( permanent separation from God ) and eternal punishment ( Matt 10:28)
5. ” Eternal Life ” is Gods Gift to those who accept Christ sacrifice and forgiveness for sins and become ” Born again ” spiritually. It is not something that can be earned by good works or personal effort; it is a gift that must be received ” Eternal ” is more than Simply living forever: it is a quality of existence that begins even in this life – it is the opportunity to know. God now ( John 17:3 for definition ) it is a life that frees us from the power of sin and Satan and allows us to live spiritually beyond earthly things in order to develop and eternal relationship with God.
1st Corinttians 13:4
Love Is Patient
This verse discribes love as an activity and a behavior not just as a inner feeling, emotion or motivation. The various aspects of love listed here characterize God The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Every follower of Christ must aim to grow in his kind of love, so as to truly become more like Jesus (Matt 22:39 ) ( Mark 12:30)
” Isaiah 43: 18-19 “
We thank God for the completion of out 7 days Father Anointing Service, and for those desiring that new doors should be opened and fresh opportunities should rush to their Bossom.
Your coming to trust in the word of the Lord God of Israel marks the end of your tears and sorrow, and a new opening to fulfillment of your life aspiration and eternal life.
” Ecc 9:11 “
Hard work is indeed very good, but securing Profitable opening is only by divine direction. Opportunities are never wit because every opportunity one missed is picked up by someone else. Where you get to in life is not determined by how good or how gratified you are, it is bases on your being in the right place at the right time. The only way we can be in the right place at the right time is not to be led by the Spirit of God. This will only happen if we wait on the Lord.
The Scripture says that God will reveal deep things to us by His Spirit (1 Cor 2:9-10) if you don’t wat on God, how will The Holy Spirit Speak To you.? if you want new openings, learn to wait on God for instructions. The instructions will lead you to fresh opportunities and new openings.
Authority To Drive Out Evil Spirits
” MT 10: 1, 7-15 “
(MT 10:1) Jesus wants his followers to Spiritually stand against the forces of evil, by driving out evil spirit ( commanding them to release control of ungodly individuals whose bodies they have inhabited) and by healing the sick ( who may also be troubled and discouraged by Satan).
This show of authority in the spiritual realm is one way that the Power and purposes of Gods Kingdom remain active on earth. We do not possess such authority in ourselves but only through the power and authority of Christ for this reason, it is important that we live in a way that is worthy of Christ; otherwise, we will lack the Spiritual Power to face the direct attacks of Supernatural Powers Of Evil.
Children of God when Jesus sent out his disciples, he also mandated them to preach the Gospel, which is the Good News (vers 8) makes it clear that the preaching of te Kingdom ( Christ Power, Authority, purposes and way of life both on earth and into eternity ) is to be accomplished by evidence of Gods might and power against the force of Sin, Sickness and Satan.
It is Christ desire that the kingdom of heaven and its power be brought ” near ” to people ( through the lives of his followers and the preaching of his message ) so that they can receive The salvation, help and healing they need from God. When we do not see the evidence of God working among his people, it is time to examine our lives; Then we can remove or release anything that us worldly, ungodly or displeasing to God.
This is how we ” seek first his Kingdom and righteousness (MT6:33) as we pray ” your Kingdom Come, and your will be done (MT6:9-15) (MT6:10) we should ask God to forgive us our Sins and we should also forgive those who offended us, so that we may have the Kingdom Power. Because the Bible says something in ( 1st Cor 4:20)
As we stand up in his presence for the anointing of Healing in Jesus Name
Titus 1: 16
Gods anger is greathy stirred when people profess to have Faith in Christ and to be in right personal relationships why him, but at the same time they are living in disobedience and rebellion against his word. Having a right knowledge of God is important because it can lead to Godliness, but it is equally important to follow up that knowledge with proper behavior and action that reflect Christs life and character. Those who do not show that they truly know and love God by putting his word into action are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
Anointing To Excel
Psalm 8: 1-9
- For succes in interviews, appointments, promotions, examinations and employments.
- When you want to excel and be favored above others.
- When you want God to be Glorified in your career.
Children of God, God wants us to excel, if you are not experiencing this at present, pray his prayers today and refuse anything keeping you from excelling.
(Proverbs 4:7 ) To excel in life you must know what to do at all times. You must know Gods desire for your life. Wisdom is the mind of Christ revealed to those who seek to know God.
Joseph was a remarkable man. He knew where God was taking him, he knew that his father, mother and brothers would bow to him. As a slave he excelled. Potiphar made him oversee over his home ( Genesis 39: 2-6). As a prisoner Joseph also excelled. The Bible says ” And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners that were in the prison, and whatsoever they did here, he was the doer of it ( Genesis 39:21).
After his training Joseph was promoted to the Palace ” Pharaoh said unto Joseph, ” I have set the over all the land of Egypt (Genesis 41:41 ). It was said of Daniel that excellent wisdom was in him ( Daniel 5:14 ) and an excellent Spirit was found in him ( Daniel 6:3). No wonder, as a slave in a foreign land Daniel was the first of the three Presidents that ruled 120 Princes ( Daniel 6:1-2).
Because of he anointing to excel that was in Daniels Life, He served Four heathen Kings (Nebuchadnezza, Belshazzar, Darius and Cyrus ). Solomon the wise king asked for wisdom and God gave him riches and honor also (1 Kings 3: 9-14). His reign was the most peaceful in Israel, the richest king and queens came to pay him homage.
(Proverbs 4: 7-8,4) says wisdom:
- Will promote us.
- Bring us honor.
- Give us and ornement of grace.
- Give us a Crown of glory.
If you desire to excel in whatever situation or circumstance you find yourself, ask God for the anointing of Excellent Wisdom ( James 1:5).