Last Tuesday, at GCC, I found myself seated among my Filipino brethren, listening to Pastor Luis (From the Philippines, 30 years in ministry). The Word was preached in Tagalog of course and I was urged by the Spirit to stay on! During the service, I put together a few notes based on just a few words Pastor Luis uttered in English and lo and behold, I saw that there was quite a message unfolding there!
How do you define prayer? Most people would rightly define prayer to be a communication with God but Pastor Luis had a different take on it! ‘Prayer permits God to interfere with the fear of men’ he said!
Since God is a sovereign God, every word that comes from the mouth of God becomes LAW! In Gen 1:26 to 28, God gave man dominion (rulership) over all the earth and therefore man was given a similar power as God to command and rule over the whole earth. This rulership was taken away from man when he sinned and therefore when Jesus redeemed man from the God of this earth (satan), through His eternal sacrifice, man could once again, through Believing/Faith in Jesus, begin to communicate with God.
Even Jesus prayed to His Father whenever he could steal some quiet time from the maddening crowd.
Luke 11:1 - 11 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Also, there’s no question that there IS a KINGDOM waiting for those who’ve made the right choice to stay on the narrow path taking them there.
Acts 1-2,3 - 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:3 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Prayer is that communication tool which is able to restore the connection with God so that He can reveal to us the ‘hidden treasures’ reserved for us throughout eternity.
Eph. 2:6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. Wow! Prayer lifts us up into heavenly places!
KINGDOM PRAYER is praying in the ‘will of God’. KINGDOM Praying conquers ‘territory’ for the Lord! Our mindset should be that of a CONQUEROR!
In Ps.2: 1 to 6 God challenges us saying, “Ask me and I will give you the nations for your inheritance and the ends of the earth for your possession”. Put your trust in Him! Repent and go back to Him! Be restored in Him!
How is Restoration achieved? Change your thinking! Change your mindset! And therefore, transform your ORIGIN into a new ORIGIN! Prayer is an AGENT OF CHANGE!
EXISTING ORIGIN ® IDENTITY®PURPOSE®ABILITY®VISION®PASSION®IMPACT®INFLUENCE®
Now, when people ask, “WHO ARE YOU?
You should be able to answer confidently and boldly, “I am one who is Ruling and Reigning in Christ”
Let us unite in one accord and conquer through prayer!
Psalm 133:1 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Without ‘u’ there is no unity. Without ‘I’ there is no unity.