One day Jesus gave His disciples a parable to this end, men ought always to pray and not to faint. As we continue reading the parable we come to understand that praying is exercising of our faith.
Luke 18:8 When the Son of Man returns shall He find faith on the earth.
If people have faith they will pray, if they have no faith or neglect their faith they will not pray. What Jesus wants to know is this, will men protect the faith God gave them when they heard His Word?
1 Timothy 4:1 The Holy Spirit clearly warns that in the last days many will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.
Now we can begin to understand why Jesus said what He said! When I return how many held on to their faith and how many opted for another Gospel?
1 Peter 1:7 The trial of your faith being much more precious than of gold, might be found unto praise, honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus.
Do not regard your faith as something that is common to man. God is not a respector of persons but He is a respector of faith. There is two things that impress the Word, two things we can offer Him as gifts. Obedience and faith and the two are divinely connected. Got faith?
I gave God His tithe
and He has opened Heaven over me.
Now I sow the seed He gives me, the devil cannot eat my seed.
The curse cannot stop my harvest and God will never forget my seed.
I am truly blessed like Abraham and I give God all the glory.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming