THE POWER OF PRAYER
Bless you Brothers and Sisters in the Lord all around the world. May the good Lord strengthen you more. Jesus encourages us to pray without season, without relentless. In the olden days, in the old testament, the christian who believe in God were not require to pray, they were not thought how to pray, they were not obligated to pray but to offer sacrifice and burn incense and do a lot of ceremonial washings and cleansing. Those days, people bring there sacrifices to the House of God and burn incense there. And God accept there offers as an acceptable sacrifice pleasing to God. God smell there sacrifice.
But in the New testament, when Jesus came , He said we should not be offering those sacrifices again or burning incense but we should pray and pray without season, without giving up, because God smell our prayers. We should not be lazy and grumbling and unwilling to do nothing, but we should call on the Lord in a fervent prayer.
When we prayer effectively, things change for good in our lives. Prayer destroy the attack of the devils against our lives. Prayer open doors of mercy and favour of God upon us. Prayer is powerful, prayer is effective and availed much, A prayerful child of God is powerful spiritually and cannot be overcome by any powers from the dark world. A prayerful Christian is privilege to hear the voice of God and see an angelic manifestation. When we pray, then we are free to serve the Lord with pure motive mind and heart but when we refuse or lazy to pray, then you can be very sure that we are under the bondage of Satan and his evil forces.A powerful effective prayer brakes the yokes of evil that is place upon us by the devil.
The word of God made us know that there is power in our tongue. And that whatever we say with our tongue shall come to fruition.We are to guide the words of our mouth and stop saying negative words against ourself and against others. But we must use our mouth to speak words that we bring good changes to our lives, words that we takes us closer to God, words that would destroy the forces of satanic power in our lives. Jesus said “I have given you power, that whatever we bound on earth shall and will be bound in Heaven”. And that power is in our tongue. Therefore we should use our words against our enemy which is the devil but not against another person like us.
In the book of James 5: 13- 18 says “13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
17 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
But in actual sense God only accept the prayer that is made by fire, but not the prayer that is done with lukewarm and weak spirit, as religious folks do. God don’t accept the prayer that is done with negative intension. Therefore I encourage as a true servant of God to offer a pure hearted and sincere prayer and not to relent in your prayer life but to keep on seeking the face of God in every occasion. May the Lord bless your soul.
Pastor Kollins Arthur