Power with God – Part 3
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Jude 1:20.One of the secrets of commanding power with God is in prayers and spiritual warfare. When you do not pray, you become a prey. Prayer time is not wasting of time, but a waiting time on God for help, results and encounter. The peace you enjoyed today is a result of prayer you prayed yesterday or somebody prayed for you.
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Luke 18:1.The sun will not rise over China without finding Hudson Taylor on his knees. John Wesley said, “Give me ten men that fear nothing but sin and I will turn the world upside down for Jesus Christ.” John Knox prayed, “Give me Scotland or I die.” The queen of Scotland said, “I fear the prayers of John Knox more than ten thousand artillery soldiers coming to execute me.”
They were men of like passion as we are who prayed until they received their heart desires; we can.Jesus wielded power with God on the strength of prayers,Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. Matthew 26: 36.Men of old were men of prayers, no wonder they had such great results (Hebrews 4:16, James 4:16-17).
The story of Zechariah was told. He received an unusual encounter, when he was engaged in a supposed usual activity to burn incense (The time of burning incense is the time of prayer. See Revelations 8:3). It was a time of prayer, and he had an unusual encounter that changed his life forever.According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. Luke 1:9,11.Prayer to a Christian may look normal and a usual thing for him to do. Oftentimes, he does it unconsciously without really meaning it, except when trouble knocks. But it is a great weapon that produces unusual happenings and manifestations.
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace; that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16.
Apostle Lawrence Achudume, Victory Life Bible Church
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