God does not just show up without an invitation, if He did men might not recognize Him. We must know what moves the hand of God or we will come up with a bunch of silly formulas. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, He began by saying “Our Father who art in heaven”. This prayer is commonly known as the Lord’s prayer but the truth is, it is the disciples prayer. Jesus taught them the prayer but Christians read only that portion of what He taught. Let’s continue to read what He further said.
Luke 11:9-10 So I say ask and keep on asking, and it will be given you; seek and keep on seeking, and you will find; knock and keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds, and he who keeps knocking, the door will be opened.
If you rightly discern the Word of God you will come to understand that He wants us to be persistent, just like Israel crying out to God to be delivered from bondage. And Peter’s church family praying all night and receiving him a free man. If we are to have a move of God we must be willing to pray without ceasing until God shows up. One or two prayers won’t get it done, we must commit to prayer until we have His face in our midst. This is not my idea or another man’s, this is how God wants us to be towards Him.
Luke 11:13 How much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask and continue to ask.
The Holy Spirit is more than speaking in tongues, He is the manifestation of God’s will. That’s why it’s called a move of the Spirit, He comes to fulfill God’s will. It was the Holy Spirit that led God’s people out of Egypt, it was the Spirit that split the sea. There is more to the Holy Spirit than what meets the eye but we won’t know until we ask. If you want to know what the Lord prayed, read John chapter seventeen.
John 17:1, 18 Jesus lifted His eye to heaven and began to pray. Father as you have sent Me into the world, even so I have also sent My disciples into the world.
When you read His prayer you will find that He prayed for His eleven disciples and all of us who believe what He taught His disciples. For years I searched for how He sent His disciples into the world and just recently the Lord showed me. As the Father sent Jesus, Jesus has sent us.
Acts 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him.
Jesus anointed us with the Holy Spirit so we could go about doing good and healing ALL who are oppressed of the devil. As God was with Jesus, He is with us.
God knows I am serious,
I bring Him His tithe.
I am motivated by love
because He first loved me.
His presence is my priority.
His rewards will find me
and when they do,
I will give Him 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