In the last several years God has moved into a church or ministry somewhere in the world. I’m thinking of Brownsville and Toronto where the saints there had a move of the Spirit. I am happy for the brethren in those places but I want God to move in my place.
Exodus 3:7 The Lord said, I have seen the afflictions of My people in Egypt and I have heard their cry.
When God made a covenant with Abram, He told him that his descendants would be in bondage for four-hundred and thirty years. Why was Israel in bondage for four-hundred and thirty years? They accepted their plight and because they did, they did not cry out to God until they had enough. I am convinced that if they wouldn’t have begun to cry out, God would not have sent Moses. I don’t know how long they wailed but their cry moved the hand of God, they had a move of the Spirit .
Acts 12:5 Peter was locked away in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
King Herod intended to kill Peter just as he killed James. Peter’s church family were committed to pray for him. I believe they prayed in the Holy Ghost. An angel was sent of the Lord to bail Peter out of the prison. When Peter was set free he went to his own company, his church family. They could not believe at first that Peter was free. What were they praying for? Thank God for the Holy Ghost that knows what we should pray for as we ought. Peter and his homies had a move of the Spirit because they prayed until He moved!
Luke 11:1 The disciples came to Jesus and said to Him, Lord teach us to pray as John also taught his disciples.
I have been reading this Scripture for years and I cannot find anywhere in the Bible where we see John teaching his disciples to pray. I have no doubt he taught them, it’s just not recorded. If we key in on this part of the verse we will miss out on what God wants us to learn. Why did the disciples want Jesus to teach them about prayer? Because they watched Him pray and they watched the Father answer His prayers, now this we can find all through the Gospels. Jesus has taught all of us to pray. Jesus gave all of us the principle of success for prayer, if we will adopt this law our prayers will avail much.
Ephesians 6:17-18 Take the Word of God praying always with all prayer.
The more of God’s Word you know the greater your prayer life. Some of the “stuff” some Christians pray is absolutely worthless, God has nothing to work with. Some folks don’t pray, they tell God a story just to take up some time. Jesus said not to think your prayers are effective just because you pray a long time. Usually when you pray a long time you will step over to vain repetition. Prayer is a good thing but you gotta know what you’re talking about.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!