Prayer 2021 - September 7 - Our Rights Under Prayer pt 3
Scripture For Today:
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.”
Our Rights Under Prayer pt 3
We have been studying about “Our Rights Under Prayer” these last few days… I’m telling you folks, I can feel the Lord leading us into some things that need to be said that haven’t been said. At least they haven’t been said lately in churches in this nation, for whatever reason…
Well, truthfully, I believe the reason most churches refuse to talk about the things we are going to talk about in this study over the next few weeks – on a daily basis – is because they are SCARED to! And I’ll get more into that as we go. Amen!
Acts 2:21… “Whosever will take the Word of Jesus as final authority and lift His Words back to Him in Prayer will receive what the Word says they can have – according to their Faith in those Words.”
Prayer is NOT trying to “get” God’s attention. Prayer is stating what we believe already belongs to us! Amen!
Let me ask you…
What problems are you dealing with right now? Physical problems? Family problems? Financial problems? Work problems?
What I want you to realize today, is that we don’t have to put up with the problems of this world…! Oh, we must live in this world. Don’t get me wrong. There will be problems that arise during the course of the day and week and in our lives. But, when they raise their ugly heads…what should we do?
You see, through Jesus, we can be victorious in ALL our problems. “Oh, brother Bob, I knew you were going to say that…but you just don’t know what I’m going through.” You’re right! I don’t! But I know who does!
If we learn to lean on Him and to trust in Him – He WILL bring us through! It doesn’t mean, that once you are a Christian, you can just “float” through life. But, we can live here and overcome ALL the problems the devil brings at us by trusting in Jesus to see us through.
If we stay in the Word, studying on a daily basis…going to Him in prayer on at least a daily basis…listening to Him as we go through the day and week…listening to the little “leadings of the Spirit” as we go through our days…we can avoid a lot of the problems that pop up. And we will be more aware of problems when they first arise…instead of letting them “fester” and get worse before we take authority over them. We should KNOW at all times in whom we can trust. When these problems come up, we should view them as an attack of the devil…for that is truly what they are. And they are not just an attack on us, our ministries, our families, etc…they are an attack on the Lordship of Jesus Himself!
You see, if the devil can get us to take our eyes off of Jesus and focus on the problems…that means he has succeeded in eroding our Faith in the Word, our Faith in Jesus, our Faith in our Father in Heaven…to deliver us from evil and to provide for our every need according the Father’s riches in Glory, by Christ Jesus! So, the attacks and problems we are encountering are the devil’s assault on Jesus Himself – His authority in the earth and over our lives…
Don’t sit there and think Jesus WILL NOT respond. But, other than in extreme cases – and truly at His prerogative – He WILL NOT deal with the devil one on one…He has already done that – and WON! So, for Jesus to come down here to fight YOUR battles for you would mean that what He did before was not enough….but it was MORE THAN ENOUGH! AMEN!!!
Jesus has given us HIS authority to deal with the devil whenever and wherever we find him…and His authority which He has given us is MORE than enough to defeat the devil in whatever problems that sucker brings into our lives…and make him wish he hadn’t! AMEN!
This series on the Study in Prayer is designed to help YOU grow up in Christ in all things so that you may walk in the Power and Authority and Confidence of WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST JESUS! AMEN!
I don’t have the time to read this for you, but go read Hebrews 4:12-16 and you will see that Jesus is easily touched by what we are going through, and He is our High Priest who has already passed into the Heavenly’s – we SHOULD hold fast to our profession of Faith! His job, as our High Priest, is to take our prayers before the Father and make intercession in our behalf! He can only make intercession for what we are requesting according to the Will of God and the Word of God. He will not violate God’s Word or His Will….
We have studied 1 John 5:14-15 a few days ago, remember? That when we pray, God hears us. And since we know He hears us, we KNOW we receive the petitions that we desire of Him. Amen!
So, if you are asking God for a million dollars…WHY? Just because you “want” a million dollars? So you can live a life ease? NO….you will not get it. You don’t have a plan on how to use it! And don’t try to “con” God into giving it to you by trying to tell Him, “I will use it ministry, etc.” If you are not currently using the $100 He gave you to spread the Gospel – using what you already have been Blessed with – how can He trust you to use even greater riches?
But brother Bob, I needed that $100 for my light bill! So, you take the Blessing God has given you (the seed) and consumed it upon yourself instead of planting it and watching it grow into a harvest! Remember Mark 4? Let’s turn over there!
How do you determine the 30-60-100 fold harvest? According to YOUR FAITH! If you are only spending 15 minutes a day in the Word of God (if that for some of you)…how can you expect a 100 fold return? “But brother Bob, doesn’t the Word say I will get a 100 fold?” YES – if YOU GIVE A 100% of your seed and your time to the Word!
That does not mean you must quit your job and join a monastery! It simply means to put the Word first place in your life each and every day. Here is an example…. And you heard me talk about this before…what are you doing at 5am every day?
Get up one hour early and spend time with God…study His Word, meditate what you read…spend time in prayer…communing with Him…let Him talk to you through inner leadings and through the Word…
Then, on your trip into work…most people spend at least 15-20 minutes in transit to work and another 15-20 on the way home…that is almost an entire CD teaching you could be listening to on the Word…at least over two days you could get it in…that is about 3 CD’s of teaching you could be hearing, just traveling to and from work!
Then, your lunch time…what do you do? Ok, so you have to eat…but can you read a devotional at lunch…it take less than 5 minutes!
At night after work…listen to a Christian broadcast, either on radio, TV or the Internet – such as our radio station – EvangelismRadio.com – while you fix dinner.
Then, before bed, spend 15 minutes or so reading the Word again…so the last thing you have on your mind is the Word – that is what your spirit man will be meditating on all night long while you sleep…instead of the bad news being told over the 11pm news channels…AMEN?
When you get committed like that…that is when you start to see the 30-60-100 fold returns…..according to the amount of time you GIVE to the Word! If you give 10% - you get 10%...if you give 60% you get 60%....If you give 100% you get a 100 fold!
GIVE TO GOD all you have, all your heart, soul and might, time and your offerings and tithes….believing that what you are doing is not just to “get” from God…but to serve Him out of Love and respect and thanksgiving for what He has given you – which by the way is EVERYTHING – He gave you JESUS!!!! Then, watch what happens in your life…
VICTORY in every area of your life…spirit, soul, body, financially, socially….it is VICTORY everywhere you go…you are a BLESSING going somewhere to happen! AMEN!
I’m way over again today. Praise God. We will take it up here again tomorrow. But I can’t help it! I get excited when I’m sharing this type of information with you because I know it works! I want you to know – by experience – that it works, too! AMEN!
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