Preacher: Apostle Joshua Selman
Title: Secrets that reduce your prayer points.
…speaks in tongues…
The only thing you can send to your future is your prayer. It can go and wait for you. Your prayer can become your protocol. It waits for you at the gates of your tomorrow. It checks that tomorrow is ready for you and if it finds anything in your tomorrow that can sabotage the name of God in your life, it can….
Oh! Away with ministry, I will shut it down a thousand times to preserve His presence. That’s where he started with us.
From the beginning to the end
It will always be, it’s always been you Jesus. Not preaching!
Oh Jesus. Nothing else matters, nothing in this world will do
Oh! That’s the spirit of Enoch, hunger for encounters.
That Jesus you are the center, and everything revolves around you
From my heart to the heavens, Jesus be the center,
It’s all about you
Yes! It’s all about you.
I can tell you this? This is always the formula. The church history Nigeria…, most of those who were used by God did not want to be used. They were just people who just.., there was a hunger, they would go to the forest, they were not looking for anything, Lord, more of you, more of your glory, that’s all I want. There are several levels of the will of God. There is the predeterminate counsel of God, but the there is a way a man can push himself into the current will of God through the sacrifice of alignment.
Meaning the script of your destiny did not capture that role, but you so aligned. You are so available, God cannot deny your presence. An example was Elisha, Elisha was never supposed to be a prophet, the next prophet was to come among the sons of the prophet. But he aligned himself, he sold everything. There is something that hunger and sacrifice does to God. Genuine pursuit.
There is no body who is immune to the temptation of a mundane life. Shut your eyes! Shut your phones! Shut everything and say Lord, this is about you. I’ve prayed and cried many times to God, that anything that sustain the ability to take your place in my life, I’m praying it in advance, may it never come to my life, number one. And number two, may it never be able to take your place in my life.
The coming move of God is not an.., it’s not a manifestation of celebrities. No! celebrity Christianity is going to die a permanent death in the name of Jesus Christ. Yes! When the disciples of John came and said; “someone just came to town and he’s out shining you, John, are you not aware, won’t you fight for your right”? John said, “it’s correct, I must decrease”.
Hmmm! I must decrease! Moses, you cannot go to Pharoah the way you are, your first call is to the burning bush. Interact with His Majesty first, leave Pharaoh behind, I will send you. Moses was so wise, He said; “Go to Pharaoh”, and Moses said; who shall I tell Pharaoh hath sent me. I cannot advocate over a God I do not know, Pharaoh will ask me questions, who sent you?”
This is the question that most people have not been able to answer. We fail to answer it in mission fields, we fail to answer it through church projects, because whoever sent you is the one who backs you. Who sent you? I thank God for the blessings and the privilege of an encounter with Jesus. But if I never met Him, I would still be grateful in life and in death.
This is the spirit that would bring back Christ. We need to respectfully go back to edit a lot of things we are doing in the body of Christ. It is the reason why we do not see his power. Gideon cried and said; “why do we not see these powers again”? There has to be a restoration of genuine intimacy with God. Gone are the days when people can shut their doors, and you call them, they say; I’m having time with God.”
Right now, when you call someone and they say, I’m having time with God, you want to die of hunger? Whoever told us the presence of God brings men down, whoever told us this, it’s a reason why there are certain things we don’t hear again.
Speaks in tongues…..
January is a very strategic time in the body of Christ, we have people fasting and many times fasting religiously, just for ten days, thirty days or whatever, and we finish and we don’t know to what end. Most of the fast, respectfully speaking is just need driven. “I was told if I fast, I can get a job”. Wonderful! But it’s more than that.
For there don’t know what you mean to me
They don’t know what you mean to me
Enoch! How can a man live for three hundred and sixty five years, and all that the bible says about that man is “and Enoch”. Yet he wrote a book, and the bible does not talk about the book he wrote, and dwell so much in it.
A testament! Seventh man from creation. Who taught him the value of God’s presence? Listen to me! Truly speaking, I pray, I pray for us in the studio and for as many who are following. For someone, this is a message as to why things have not been working in your life and ministry, because your focus is on your ego, you think it’s on the ministry, but it’s on your reputation. It’s an attempt to show this thing is working.
Till my heart becomes a home for you.
You claim you are His bride, first show me your pregnancy. The proof of the intimacy and show me the children that have come as proof that you are faithful bride.
Was it not the rebellion of Vashti that drove away from becoming queen? Esther knew this, that I’m only queen because I married the king, my focus is not the palace, I have an agenda. Haman wants to destroy the people, but it does not start by advocating an agenda, it is all about the king first. The book of Esther is a prophetic book, a woman was used by God.
Haman wanted to annihilate the Jews, the spirit of the anti-Christ was at work in him. And for Esther to do that…, if she had gone.., because you see, Haman had built a relationship with Ahasuerus, that would not be easily destroyed, not even because of a woman. She had to use her worship and her relationship to win the heart of Ahasuerus. I show you the protocol of intimacy, it’s starts with HIM not IT!.
King Ahasuerus, she came to him. He lifted up the golden censer, “what do you want”? she said; “I want to do something that flaunts your glory, I want to set up a party for you?” Wow! This is what I wanted Vashti to do, she built a camp for herself and forgot she was only queen because she married the king. I bring you a prophetic word of caution, oh body of Christ!
Let us be careful, less we make the mistake of Vashti. For the things that are written aforetime, the bible says, they are for our learning so that we through the comfort of scripture might find hope, that hope that does not make ashamed. Vashti began to run her own program. When the king sent for her, she forgot that she was in the palace only because of him. So, when Esther came, she came not forgetting where she was coming from.
Her goal was to save the Jews, but it started with the king. Don’t forget, her goal was to save the Jews but it started with the king. She organized the feast, the king was so happy, he said; “do it again”. Until it got to a feast that the bible calls, the feast of wine. There is something about wine. ..laughs.. That’s not where I’m going to this night, but I’ve done a teaching on it already. And she came to the king and spoke about Haman, and the king went to His garden to think. “The relationship I have built with Haman, would I let it just get destroyed”.
And he came out and saw Haman begging her, and thought he wanted to rape his wife. “He said that’s it, I’ve found what I’m looking for.” Do you know how many things, many requests that we pray for were supposed to be answered through the mystery of intimacy. That if we spent time with God, we would not have to pray those things. I assure you. Before the great and the terrible day of the Lord, Malachi said that Elijah would come…….