Category : Message posts
I trust you were blessed by the last post, and you did not just read, but you have been practicing quiet times with God in your heart. If you have been doing that for sure your Spiritual Mode is been enhanced
Now lets look at something else Jesus did.
Matt 14: 22-25(amp)
Then He directed the disciples to get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent away the crowds.
23 And after He had dismissed the multitudes, He went up into the hills by Himself to pray. When it was evening, He was still there alone.
24 But the boat was by this time out on the sea, many furlongs [a furlong is one-eighth of a mile] distant from the land, beaten and tossed by the waves, for the wind was against them.
25 And in the fourth watch [between 3:00—6:00 a.m.] of the night, Jesus came to them, walking on the sea.
As i highlighted the very next thing Jesus did was to pray, unlike the disciples they went into the boat( did the usually, hustling and busting), but Jesus knew that the season ahead required increased capacity and a way to surely increase this was to pray.
as basic as this may be, lets found out somethings about the way Jesus prayed.
From the scripture above some things can be deduced.
- Jesus’ prayer was a private prayer:
a good question to ask is could he not have prayed in the presence of the multitude or even in the boat with His disciples? at least one can pray anywhere and God would hear. The gospels also revealed how solitary prayer many times was Jesus’ habit why is this?.
a very good reason why Jesus did private prayers is revealed in this scripture
Heb 5: 7(AMP) EMPHASIS ADDED
In the days of His flesh [Jesus] offered up definite, special petitions [for that which He not only wanted but needed] and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him Who was [always] able to save Him [out] from death, and He was heard because of His reverence toward God [His godly fear, His piety, in that He shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of the Father].
His solitary place was the only place where He could not be distracted nor will He disturb anyone, and there he could fully express Himself in the most humble form before God.
His prayers were not the Tush ones we do, He prayed very loudly and passionately.
To be honest with you i too have been asking God for more grace to pray like this, i even recently bought a book on prayer by E. M BONDS, so i can improve in my quality of prayers.
Jesus’ prayers were very passionate and intense, no wonder in the garden of gethesame blood was even dripping like sweat from His body.
May a fresh grace of prayer come upon us , in this season in Jesus name.
2.His prayer was for long hours:
counting from when he sent the crowd away and when he came to meet the disciples walking on water( from afternoon to around 3 am- 6 am), He must have prayed for nothing less then 7 hours,whoops!
This is way beyond our rush hour morning prayer + late night prayer+ prayers during service.
He knew that Spending Quality time in prayer with God will transform and empower Him with dominating power for the new season.
The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
Oh that we may pray heartfeltly and continuously, and enhance our supernatural mode, and ARISE, SHINE so as to overcome contrary situations of economy and environment this year to enjoy FULL RESTORATION.
THIS IS THE ONLY KIND OF PRAYER THAT CAN ACTIVATE AND ENHANCE OUR SUPERNATURAL MODE!
as we do the glory of God and the Powers of Heaven will baptize us afresh and we will Arise in God’s glory and Dominate all situations and challenges in Jesus name.
You are blessed.