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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.
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.
1 Chronicles 12:32(NIV)
from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do—200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command;
From the above scripture one can easily say that understanding of the season can help one in two areas:
This understanding will also put one in command.
What season are we then in?
We are in a season of FULL RESTORATION and the scripture for this is the whole of Isaiah 60, but for this post i want us to look at the first six verses.
1. Arise, my people! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you. 2 Darkness as black as night shall cover all the peoples of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. 3 All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you.
4 Lift up your eyes and see! For your sons and daughters are coming home to you from distant lands. 5 Your eyes will shine with joy, your hearts will thrill, for merchants from around the world will flow to you, bringing you the wealth of many lands. 6 Vast droves of camels will converge upon you, dromedaries from Midian and Sheba and Ephah too, bringing gold and incense to add to the praise of God.
This scripture reveals the vast blessings that will come upon us. however in verse two we see that the situation of things will be totally different for the world, as they will experience darkness and it is in the mist of this darkness( economic and environmental woes) our light will shine brightest.
This also shows that the environment and economy will not be favorable but for those of us who are connected to the Heavenly economy that is forever flourishing and never affected by natural laws, 2015 will be our best year yet!
However it will require us to activate and operate full in our SUPERNATURAL MODE!
In my next post i will be sharing with us how to do this,
This will be your best year in Jesus name,
You are blessed.
The dynamics of our Co-participation(meaning we are both active partners not only God) in the divine nature(1peter 2:2-5) is that:
-We are responsible for Developing our Faith, and God will supply equivalent Grace that matches our level of faith.
-At God’s end is Grace (zech 4:7) and at our end is Faith (mark 11:22-23).
-The more mature(deeper) your faith the greater the grace God releases to you (Rom 5:1-2).
-Grow UP and Grace up (2peter 3:17-18).
-Fufil your own side of the divine and stop holding God responsible for that.
-Grace is not just umerited favor but it is also enabling power to work (acts 4:33) .
I will share later on the dimensions of grace
You are blessed! #grace
The early apostles did not have the New testament as we have today and did nothing until they were Endowed with ‘The Power of the Spirit’ with this anointing they did Mighty works and even produced the New Testament.
THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT(foundly called the Anointing) is the REAL DEAL! Hunger and ask for it
, You are blessed
For water to be formed, two molecules of hydrogen must be mixed with one molecule of oxygen in a closed chemical reaction. Even after the mixture nothing is visible until a spark is introduced and suddleny liquid water comes alive. So also the preaching of the word without the supernatural(manifestation of the Spirit) amounts to nothing! even paul testified that with signs and wonders he has preached the full gospel, for Jesus to even say that ‘without signs and wonders people will not believe’ then we should be sure that mere words spoken without supernatural proof are just empty words or at best information that can produce nothing. Like in many nations people are tired of promisory words from politicians but desire results. We have the very nature of God with all His abilities (2peter 1:3-4), so let your light shine,not just godly charater but supernatural power from you flow out from your spirit to free people from the bondage of darkness, for as He is so are we in this world. You are blessed!