God is omniscient, predetermined, omni potent, does not change, so why pray? Many quit o these lines. But Jesus’s said “men always ought to pray”.
Men always ought to pray
1. If we don’t God won’t
2. Partnership with God
3. Exercising rule and dominion
4. Bringing to pass God’s purposes on earth.
God has many thought and purposes about us. But most Christians live and die Without ever seeing the fulfillment of their dreams in this earthly life. It is due to the falsehood they have ignorantly believed- that God’s will automatically happens in their lives. A fatalistic idea indeed! His will and purpose will not automatically come to pass because he is an almighty God! He has put an Order in this earthly realm. A man has to take his purpose and make it his own and ask for them to be fulfilled in his life.
Jesus taught us to pray: Let your will come to pass on earth as it is in heaven.
Prayer is us giving permission to God to bring it to pass in our life! God is one who respects mankind- He will not enter into your life and heart without your permission. Behold I stand at the door and knock… He is going to knock like a gentleman and you will open like a gentleman! Any visitor who is a gentleman will only reach that part of the house that you allow him. The action is in your hands! You never asked so far and so, you do not have His will in your life
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, (Deuteronomy 30:19 NASB).
Everything good Is from God.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21 NASB)
Primarily people rule with their tongue. Those who reject this eternal principle, will not be helped! In prayer it must work if you realize it.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. (Proverbs 10:11 NASB)
Pryer is a time when you use your tongue before God to take that which you speak. Fountain of life is in your tongue if you are righteous! Life and good, death and evil… Two options are chosen by your mouth. Life springs out of your mouth, from God.
A soothing tongue is a tree of life,
But perversion in it crushes the spirit. (Proverbs 15:4 NASB)
From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good,
But the desire of the treacherous is violence. The one who guards his mouth preserves his life;
The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. (Proverbs 13:2, 3 NASB)
Some mouths are wide open- their Owners wag their tongues whichever way they want.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NASB)
God has placed life, in front of you- the word of God is that life.
“Go, stand and speak to the people in the temple the whole message of this Life.” (Acts 5:20 NASB)
In Luke Jesus said, the words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life! Peter had just said that jesus had the words of life!
Christian preaching is preaching life. Anyone can preach the bible but what are they preaching? How to tell the difference between reaching that products life or death? Do not go by the looks- beard, prayer, or cadence of speech, or vocabulary, or eloquence! Look for one thing- is what being said producing good things, bringing hope, building a sense offer inside you, helping you, producing healing, health and prosperity? It does not take very much effort to find this!
Hear somebody sing well? but if after singing well they say, “God is not going to commend you – thou good and successful servant- he is going to say, well done you good and faithful servant”- immediately, it produces something – a type of death, since God wants you to be successful! Is it alright to keep failing, have inability, insecurity, tolerate laziness..?
A lot of people take bible verses and hang themselves. The letter kills is God’s commentary of His word! If you do not understand it well.
Naked came I and naked I return…
Many just resign themselves to lazy notions – what am I going to take away from this earth- (nothing) so let us just praise god! That is a administration of death! The bible does not say that! The bible says is Joshua, if you are faithful , you will have good success! God gave Joshua a success lesson not because he asked for it, He did it for His sake! How untrue is it to believe in such a philosophy, and partake everything evil by passively accepting it! Therefore everyone does not preach the bible! If you want to succeed in life, you would thrive and be set free and be empowered to be all that God intended for you to be. Do you hear the word of God where you go (to church)? You can easily know if it is the word of God- when strength, life and power joy peace and comfort comes to you as a result of hearing it.when something condemns and tears you down to pieces it is not the word of God. The bible is a success book primarily! If you are deriving failure out of it, do not accept it! The bible will do you good, come up in life, overcome your problems and defeat your enemy in life. Anyone preaching with a big bible in hand is not worth your time.
Touching your nose is such a easy thing but someone confuse you to try going around your head, and you may try it all your life and not be able to do it!
15 “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it.
There is good and life and there’s bad and death in front of you. Man brought evil into the world- so death is there too! Everything pertaining to God is in front of you.now be man and choose good things! What is life all about? How to choose this life?
We saw that we could choose life by our tongue. Life is in the Word.
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘ Who will go up to heaven for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it? ’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us to get it for us and make us hear it, that we may observe it? ’ 14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it.
Th word of God not too mysterious! It is so simple: it is not in heaven; or beyond the sea in th USA! He made it so easy- the word is very near you- in oyur mouth and in your heart! Success healing, sp healing is not very far from me. So near you do not need to even stretch out your hand: just one inch beneath your nose!
How to succeed and be an overcomer?
do you ask, How can I change?
Paul picks up the same sarcastic way God speaks and says in Romans 10:6-10
But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “ Do not say in your heart, ‘ Who will ascend into heaven? ’ (that is, to bring Christ down), 7 or ‘ Who will descend into the abyss? ’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” 8 But what does it say? “ The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
This righteousness of Faith does not speak that way! So many are striving to bring God from the heavens down. They pray come down lord! They want to climb the heavens to touch God! But God has already come down. You don’t need to descend to hell to bring up Christ! It is all done and over with!
What does righteousness of faith say? 8 But what does it say? “ The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching. Now use you tongue to choose- Jesus!
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is lord and God raised him from the dead, then you shall be saved. Saved from evil- sozo, salvation healing deliverance, to do well, saved form lack want and poverty. All this happens when you open with your mouth Jesus is Lord.
Confessing your sins?
In youth meetings people are taught to on fess all their sins in order to accept Jesus as Lord. They are told to fast and pray three days and then be saved. Paul, teaching exhaustively on the subject, says,
9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Why don’t people get assured of their salvation and are constantly seeking to get it, by confessing repeatedly their sins? Since people are adept at spinning and have sinned profusely, they try to remember each of those sins and they are never sure if they have remembered and forsaken it all! Some exhaust all the sins they can remember. Still the nagging doubt that they could have left out one of them haunts them and as a result do not have the assurance of salvation.
What is the biblical point of view? If you want salvation, confess Jesus. What about sin? No, for salvation, confess Jesus!
DL moody, was led to tell the organist to receive Jesus as Lord. The girl hesitated though convicted, for she also wanted to keep up her dancing in night clubs. She wanted therefore to quit dancing and then accept Jesus as Lord. Moody told her, ” receive and confess Jesus as lord and then dance all you want”. She did so and after the meeting, that day and the next day, she told Moody, that she had no more desire within her to go dancing.
This is the way we are designed to function,we rule by the word of our mouth. You live in sin and wallow in its desires but when you open your mouth and confess with it that Jesus is lord, everything that is evil loses its grip over your life. You choose it by the word of your mouth; if you confess with your mouth the lord Jesus, you shall be saved- be delivered of all the evil attaching itself to you.
A nurse who was used to use cuss words, was never rebuked by the pastor who conducted the bible study. She was welcomed; there was no board announcing, “cuss words not allowed” However she got saved, by the prayer of salvation. She said Jesus, you are my Lord, I confess that you are my Lord and Saviour. There is no need for story telling! she spent the entire day at work, and had not used a cuss word even once. Something had happened inside- heaven acknowledges your confession. All of evil has no power now. Real confessing is about confessing Jesus as one’s Lord! That will do it! Jesus becomes your Lord. What you confess is what you have!
What do you do for your life to be changed? Choose life, use your tongue, not confessing your sins but confessing Jesus as Lord. It is true about tprqyer too: prayer is not confessing your problems, it is choosing to speak the solution to your problems. Instead of speaking death by speaking your problems, you choose life by speaking the word to your problems! Never lament your problems.
Choose the word- the word is the answer to your problems. Use your mouth to choose life.
How do you see the answer to your problems happening to you? jesus is passing you by, just touch Him! If it was your touching that will rid you of your problems, then it is going back to bringing Him down from heaven! What do you want? All want and chaos and depressive words come from the devil who has all the evil word up within Him. Words of life come from God, ministering life to you. To walk in success victory and health, choose life with your words- everyday confess Jesus as your Healer, Deliverer. One your mouth and confess it.
But the church has gone this way of filling oil in bottles and saying the oil will work! If their life depended on them getting the oil- the postal system would kill them with delays! You have to do no such thing! The word of faith which we preach is very near you even in your mouth, if you choose it, take and speak it, it will become yours. Isn’t that better?
God is so gracious he did not keep it far for you: even when you sleep, it it slays with you- your mouth is always with you! At work, the word is always with you!
This word of the Lord shall not depart out of your mouth!
Don’t let it leave your mouth- words of healing, deliverance, success, prosperity, long life… All the way on your drive, keep speaking, thank you for open doors, thank you for open heaven above me! Blessing I cannot contain…rejoice over it! Every believer has it in built! It isn’t mysterious, it is so easy for even a person with first grade education to comprehend! Keep saying it, speak life!
Don’t say things like, when I stand before Him on the last day, he is not going to ask me how successful a servant I am, but how faithful I was! God is interested in your success, that is why you need to be faithful.
Whatever you need is in your mouth. I do not need to lay my hand you- you come to receive the word- ultimate Christian growth is about you be opening a person where you speak it- that is the best way to receive what god has in store for you!
I must choose,nothing is going to happen unless I choose. I must choose life by confessing Jesus as my lord and saviour. i must choose health, I must choose prosperity, sucess, happiness, good future, Promotion, every good thing. Every good thing that comes from the father. I must choose with my tongue.i must choose my words. I must choose God’s word. My problem is full foo death,so I don’t speak the problem, I speak life by speaking the word. Prayer is where I choose my words and speak the word of God over my problems, difficulties. I minister life to it!Share