Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Power Of Prayer

By Adenuga Sunday Joseph

The major key to opening the door of the supernatural is prayer. Prayer means communicating with God, that is, you speak with God. Notice that it is one thing to speak with God and yet another thing to speak to God. In prayers, you speak; you listen to hear from Him. This tells you that prayer is a purely spiritual and a supernatural means of contacting God. You cannot be connected with God if you do not have a purposeful prayer life. Prayer connects you to the heavens. It’s liken to a telephone conversation.

Prayer is not just shouting and talking to the air. Prayer is more than just kneeling down to express your grief and earnest expectation. Prayer is not just reading a prayer book, or following a particular laid down rules of talking.
When you pray, the earlier you understand it as a business the better for you, it is something that is done here (in physical) but then it touches the spiritual.
I can be bold to say that there are some things God will not do if people do not pray. There are some promises that will not be fulfilled except you pray through.
“Thus says the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them…” Ezek. 36:37
If you don’t ask, you cannot receive, Matt 7:7
“Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you”

If you want to flow in the supernatural then ask for it, if you want to operate in the miraculous, ask for it, nothing shall be impossible unto you, if you believe. Let me tell you more about prayers, any time you kneel down to pray to the lord, as a child of God, the host of heaven is already present with you. When you call God, God the father will direct His attention to you and your entire request will be taken to the throne of grace. You need to pray in faith, because without faith it is impossible to please God.

You also need to pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. When you call the name of Jesus, every knee will of a necessity bow. When you say “in the name of Jesus”, hosts of hell will all pay attention to you with fear and trembling, ready to carry out any order that follows the name.
When you mention the name of Jesus, even the Angels will be interested in the matter; they will come on the scene (where you are praying). The reason for their presence is very numerous; I will give you two important ones. Firstly, the Angels will be around to carry out any order or assignment that follows the name. Any order in the name must be forcefully (or otherwise) carried out and obeyed. Secondly, Angels will be around anywhere the name is mentioned in other to bow down, to do obeisance to the mighty name. Apart from the presence of Angels, the Holy Spirit will begin to strengthen and encourage the one doing the actual praying.
Not only will the Holy Spirit be present where the name is mentioned, Jesus Christ Himself will be there. He said in John’s Gospel “if you ask anything in my name I will do it”. So Jesus Christ will be there to supervise the Angels in carrying out the assignment.

Hebrews 12:22-24.
“But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of Angels. To the general assembly and the church of the first born, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirit of just men made perfect. And to the Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than the blood of Abel.”

Any time you come to the presence of God in prayers (either in group or as an individual), the scriptures above gives you the picture of the heavenly beings that will be around to fellowship with you. You are never alone even though you maybe the only one praying physically.
When you pray therefore, you call upon the name of the Lord, you must be conscious of the presence of heavenly beings. Your thoughts and imagination must rise to the realm of the spirit.
That means from now on, the next time you pray in the name of the Lord Jesus, you must know that even if you had prayed alone, you were not alone. Be expectant of the answers; allow your confidence to rise up. Be bold in the presence of the Lord, you need to show this boldness and confidence because as I have told you above, not only are the host of heaven all around you in the room where you are praying, devil and its hosts are also there. Although, they all bow at the name of Jesus yet will they try to stop you from moving forward in your prayers. They may bring evil thoughts, catalogue of the things you need to attend to urgently. They will always try to hurry you so that you can stop the prayers immediately, since your prayer is done in the name of Jesus, it disturbs the devil from operating in your life and in the lives of your loved ones. So when you pray the devil is not happy, he may bring a bad vision, a frightening vision, or make something like a ghost to appear to inject fear into you. You don’t need to fear at all, please know that as the devil is around, greater hosts of heaven are around and you do not need to be afraid of any of Satan’s deice. Be bold; if any ‘spirit’, or ‘an angel’, appears to you; and you doubt it’s authenticity, call the name of Jesus. If you call the name the devil will flee from you.
Do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have any questions in your mind concerning these things.

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