TOPIC: THE POWER OF PRAYER (III)
Fire Scripture: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
Memory Verse: 1 Chronicles 4:10 – “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me. And God granted him all that he requested.”
Motivational Quote: What God cannot do does not exist.
Prophetic Word: The source of your sorrow is hereby terminated forever, in the name of Jesus.
We are still on the power of prayer. Prayer is so important in the life of a believer that the topic cannot be overemphasized. Prayer changes things, lives, situations and circumstances.
The Bible gives an interesting account of a man called Jabez. Though summarised in just two verses, Jabez’ story is very impactful and worthy of emulation. The Bible affirms that Jabez was a more honorable man than all his brethren, but the root meaning of his name was sorrow. He realised this fact but refused to accept it as his fate. Jabez’s life of prayer is a demonstration of God’s power to turn situations around for good when we call upon Him.
The Psalmist says: “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Psalm 37:4)
You are there, people call you ‘big boss’, but within you, the reverse seems to be the case. You can’t really see the manifestation. Your case is probably like that of Jabez and you need to rise up in holy anger and reject everything that is working contrary to God’s plan and purpose for your life. The Bible says: “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31a)
Whatever you do not want in your life but you allow has a right to stay there. Whatever you don’t want; you don’t want, and you need to make it clear that you don’t want it. You need to cry out violently against every unpleasant situation in your life and command it to go. It is written: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12)
Rise up today and revoke the resident permit you have consciously or unconsciously given to that unwanted situation; eject it out of your life totally.
Remember the Bible’s assurance that whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatever you lose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. God has invested great authority in you. Use it to the glory of His name!
1. Foundation of sorrow, shame and reproach in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Any power saying ‘No’ to the ‘Yes’ of God for my life, shut up and die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Anything standing between me and my next level, be uprooted and die, in the name of Jesus.
4. O God, arise and enlarge my territory, in the name of Jesus.
5. O God, arise and change my story to glory, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father Lord, make a way for me in the land of the living, in the name of Jesus.
7. I will not die with my glory, in the name of Jesus.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Psalm 102-104