Article Library of Christian Thoughts ∑ January 23, 2019
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Wrong thoughts are to be swiftly resisted before they become sin. Once dwelt on, they enter the heart and must be recognized and confessed as sin.
The power of purpose in prayer is about our manner and matter of praying, about our attitude and relationship with the Father through prayer. The question is, have we prayed to bring the evil to an end? Have we met the condition of prayer? Once we understand the power of purpose in prayer, we will be able to shake the powers of the enemy loose from holding God's children in bondage.
The Lord is rekindling an awakening of the Spirit of Intercession in the Body through the telling of the old, old stories of His displaying the love, mercy, grace and power of Christ throughout the ages. We have entered into a season to "recover" all that has been lost, stolen, or left behind in our families, communities and nations. It is time for a fresh fire to burn within the people of God today with a passionate desperation for the promises of the Lord to come forth in power. Read, rehearse, pray, and share the stories of old believing that our God will yet do it again in our day.
For the Christian to understand prayer and to gain God kind of power through prayer, he or she must be consistent and indefatigable in the study of the Bible. Earnestly develop the spirit of humility till he or she becomes the embodiment of humility like Christ was.
Columnist Ana Guthrie recounts the last few weeks of news with shrewdness and grace. What does a debt crisis, a Norwegian massacre and a famous singer's death have to do with you? Everything. Find out here.
Recently, Holy Spirit stirred me with an unusual burden to pray for those associated with Kairos Transformation Ministries and Georgia Apostolic Prayer Network. Almost immediately He had me praying and decreeing Isaiah 54:13-17, which led to a number of declarations that, according to the Word of God, are true for all who believe on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
This is a call for The Ekklesia of Savannah, SE Georgia, and the rest of the state & territory to take our place on the wall as watchmen and in the gates of the city as gatekeepers to shut the gates of Savannah to the spirits of hatred and wickedness that are planning a siege on the city next week (May 22-27).
Regenerate is a 40-day journey in which we will undergo total spiritual transformation! It is a journey of self-inventory and the exercise of spiritual disciplines resulting in dynamic spiritual empowerment. As Christians we long for the ability to discern God's will, hear His voice and live according to His purposes. We might find ourselves frustrated or discouraged about where we are in our walk with God, feeling overlooked or ignored. But did you know, sometimes, it could be the things we are doing or even the things we are not doing that stand in the way of us walking in the fullness of all that God has for us?
Knowing the importance of your prayer life, should lead to living a righteous life. Because sin will hinder your prayers.
Pray more than you ever have before, because this is something that you can do, and it will make an eternal difference!
Preamble: To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution. Georgia, may be commonly known as the Peach State, but prophetically, we continue to press forward in agreement with what the Lord has declared us to be as a "Governmental Gate State." During the Root 52 week focusing on Georgia, we want to agree with the Word of the Lord over key issues that relate to the restoration and establishment of our covenant with the Lord, with each other, and with this nation. Please take the following points of Prophetic Revelation, the accounting of our Covenant Root Condition, and the Encouragement and Hope for the Future as a guide to provide fuel for your intercession this week.
When you pray, do you really believe that anything can happen? Do you honestly know that God hears your prayers and has an earnest desire to answer? As a believer, God desires that you advance the kingdom of Heaven and destroy the works of the enemy through prevailing prayer. And you know what? You can, and you will! Read more inside...
There are four basic categories of reasons why your prayers are not answered other than "the sovereignty of God". Spiritual sins, Poor relationships, Major sin, and Praying amiss.
The problem is that many of us have been programmed to think that the kingdom of heaven is only meant to be experienced after death. However, Jesus in Luke 11:2, "Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth." In other words, the Believer should pray to experience "the kingdom of God" here and now and not just in the life after death.
God has issued a call for a rallying of the troops from city to city, community to community to bring His Kingdom rule and reign "on earth as it is in heaven." The following is a pattern the Lord has given to assist in rallying the troops in your community.
What is your view of God in relation to you and prayer? Do you see God a distant or near? Do you see God as absent or present? Do you see God as stingy or generous? Do you see God as unapproachable or approachable? Do you see God as unfaithful or as being faithful? Do you see God as being passive to our prayers or earnestly awaiting to hear from us? Do you see God as being one who resists prayer or initiates prayer?
Although we understand that God will not violate the will of the person, our prayers carry with them substantial effectiveness in the spiritual realm. Many people have been saved through the influence of praying Believers.
The following is an outline specifically for praying for all those who are in authority including ministers, governmental, business, and domestic leaders. "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn" (Proverbs 29:2)
Praying a hedge is an expression used by many Believers to pray a specific prayer for those who have gone astray in spiritual, family, and other types of relationships.
In an age of technology there are still some things that technology cannot improve. One of those things is prayer. We still need to just stop and spend some time with our God. No computer, no radio, no intermediary, just talk to Him.
Silence IS golden. Silence is when we are alone with ourselves and our God, spirit, intuition, whatever you'd like to call it. Do you have a hard time quieting your mind? Here are a few tips.
Prayer is effective in changing illness into health, changing the lives of others, and changing your own life.
Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak: (Matthew 26:41 The bible tells us to, "Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a thorn in the side for Satan."
Even as Gideon tore down the altars of Baal at the word of the Lord, so are we called to tear down the altars of Baal and the high places in our day. According to the Word of God and the revelation of His instruction to us in this season, we are called to wage war against the powers of darkness that are oppressing our region. When Chuck Pierce released the prophetic word about the region starting the change within 21 days, this weekend to "Take Down the High Places: A Weekend to Advance" was already planned at the word of the Lord as a strategic time to deal with the Baal structures over this region. We receive this word as a confirmation of the Lord's hand resting heavy upon this assignment to release the region from the heavy oppression of the enemy that steals and kills true faith, and to release the region into a divine season of faith being birthed in a new way.
God is concerned about everything that we are concerned about in our lives. Therefore, we ought to ask God about those things. Why? Because God has a plan for that.