Articles for April 2016

40 FAST FACTS ABOUT PRAYER – DAY 3

40 FACTS ABOUT PRAYER

DAYS OF PRAYER TOWARDS ASCENSION AND PENTECOST.

 
DAY 3.

 

FACT   3. 

 

PRAYER  ALWAYS WORKS  WHERE THERE ARE NO GRUDGES.
 

Mark 11:25-26
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
 

1 Timothy 2:8
I desire therefore that in every place men should pray, without anger or quarreling or resentment or doubt [in their minds], lifting up holy hands.

 

3.1.    BECAUSE FORGIVENESS FLUSHES OUT ALL UNHOLY BLOCKAGES.

 

Unforgiveness is a form of mental and spiritual constipation. It stops the flow.  It hinders a much needed elimination of toxic elements.
In life offenses are guaranteed to come BUT THEY DON’T HAVE TO UPSET our constructive spiritual metabolism.

 

Luke 17:1
Then He said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come!

 

The fallen nature is such that someone will offend us at one point or another.  By mistake or knowingly and deliberately. Whatever the case may be,  we never have to bow to bitterness, it is toxic and putrid.  And yet our prayers are a precious life line and a fragrance of heaven. Answers must come quickly, we dare not let the enemy outwit us.
 

2 Corinthians 2:10-11
Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, IN ORDER THAT satan MIGHT NOT OUTWIT US.  For we are not unaware of his schemes.

 

So it is evident that the offensive things that are thrown at us daily are targets from the enemy to stifle our prayer breath and muzzle our words directed to the throne. ….. We shall not be outwitted!
Refuse to stay in Unforgiveness no matter how annoying the issue might be. Unblocked and uncluttered we shall raise  the trumpet of our prayers towards heaven. Uncontaminated and well befitting  worship shall ascend to the Throne.    Hallelujah!

 

40 FAST FACTS ABOUT PRAYER – DAY 2

40 FACTS ABOUT PRAYERDAYS OF PRAYER TOWARDS ASCENSION AND PENTECOST.

DAY 2 

 

FACT  2.  PRAYER ALWAYS WORKS WHERE THERE’S FAITH
 

Mark 11:24
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask WHEN YOU PRAY, BELIEVE that you receive them, and you will have them.

 

James 5:15-16
Such a  PRAYER OFFERED IN FAITH WILL HEAL THE SICK,   and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

 

2.1.  BECAUSE FAITH PLEASES GOD.
 

Hebrews 11:6
And WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD,  because anyone who comes to him MUST BELIEVE that he is and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

 

2.2.  BECAUSE FAITH BASED PRAYER MOVES MOUNTAINS – GIGANTIC PROBLEMS.
 

Mark 11:22-23
“HAVE FAITH IN GOD,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart BUT BELIEVES THAT WHAT HE SAYS WILL HAPPEN,  it will be done for them.

 

2.3.  BECAUSE FAITH TURNS IMPOSSIBILITIES INTO BLESSED REALITIES.
 

Mark 9:23
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

 

40 FAST FACTS ABOUT PRAYER – DAY 1

FAST FACT ABOUT PRAYER

DAYS OF PRAYER TOWARDS ASCENSION AND PENTECOST

DAY 1

FACT 1. 

PRAYER ALWAYS WORKS WHERE MOTIVES ARE RIGHT.

James 4:3
And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.
 
The prayers prayed in this season will achieve much for all of us.   Check your motives for praying.   Make sure you are motivated by love for righteousness.

1.1. BECAUSE GOD IS ALREADY LONGING TO BLESS YOU.

Isaiah 30:18
And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!

1.2.   BECAUSE GOOD THINGS COME FROM HIM

Psalms 84:11
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
NO GOOD THING WILL HE WITHHOLD
From those who walk uprightly.
 

1.3     BECAUSE GOD IS BETTER THAN ANY NATURAL CARING FATHER

Matthew 7:11
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, HOW MUCH MORE will your FATHER who is in heaven GIVE GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!
 

 

IN CELEBRATION OF RESURRECTION

HE DIED

1.   HIS RESURRECTION VALIDATES HIS CLAIMS.

JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD JUST AS HE SAID HE WOULD

Luke 24:5-8
Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’ ”

And they remembered His words.

John 10:17-18
“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

2.    HIS RESURRECTION VALIDATES THE  SCRIPTURES.

John 2:22
Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.

3.    HIS RESURRECTION CONFIRMED HIM AS SON OF GOD.

Romans 1:3-4
concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

4.   HIS RESURRECTION AFFORDS US AN UNWAVERING  INTERCESSOR.

Romans 8:34
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Hebrews 7:25
Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

5.   HIS RESURRECTION INSPIRES HOPE IN US.

1 Peter 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,

Acts 24:15
I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.

WE ARE RISING.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22
For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.

6.   HIS RESURRECTION SECURES US ANGELIC STATUS IN THE FUTURE.

Luke 20:35-36
But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

7.    HIS RESURRECTION ENABLES US TO ENJOY NEW LIFE.

Romans 6:4
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.