What Prayer could not do, more Prayer will do! – James 5:16
Prayer is majorly a means of Communicating with God.
Anchor Scripture : Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. ( James 5:16 ).
We are not saved to be lazy as Christians, there are warfare going on daily and we must be conscious of them, the only way to do this, is to continually give ourselves to prayer, Prayer is the major weapon of Warfare of Christians.
There is a lot, that God wants to make known to us, he as the power in his hands and there is nothing he can not do, he is God, but we need to pray, you will agree with me, that when you give yourself to prayer over a period of time, your spirit is lifted and you can see visions, dream dreams and even hear the voice of God clearer?
That is exactly what happen, because in Life, “until you Pray Through, you are not permitted to breakthrough“.
There are forces of darkness, that are working against the lifting and rising of the destiny of God’s people, forces and wickedness fro darkness is real, stagnation in Life and Destiny is real, all these are the work of the devil, but they only prevail over the life of those that are not Prayerful, I have seen and meet a lot of lukewarm Christians, the enemy gets them so easily, this is what happens when Believers refuses to pray.
Now, you need to also understand that Prayer is not enough, but consistent prayer is the way out of afflictions, problems and oppression.
There are some people, who prays only when there is a problem, that is a very bad spiritual character, it is only those that takes God serious in life, that go far, you need to understand that you are praying to God, stop going to God only when there is a problem, spiritually, you are meant to dwell in God’s presence all the days of your Life.
Hearing from God is a major requirement for a Glorious Life and Destiny, every man in the Bible that fulfill their glorious Destiny, started their journey with “Thus saith the Lord”, Untill you hear God, nobody will hear you.
Those that hears from God, moves and ran faster in the race of Life, they are always high flyers, they are always very Great.
They excel greatly in what they do, all because they can hear from Heaven.
You too can hear, but you need to pray!!!
Prayer, and i mean a sincere, heart filled prayer, as a way of truly connecting you with God.
Jesus Christ our, who is our example, give himself unto endless prayer, he prayed and prayed, till the cause for which he was sent, was accomplished, Daniel in his days, had a challenge that caused him to be thrown into the Lion’s den, yet he prevailed even right there, by his PRAYER!
Every True praying men, are dangerous men, there is no mountain that is too high for them to climb, No wonder The Bible says “And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; ( Luke 18:1 )”.
The summary of my Epistle on Prayer today, is that, don’t get tired of Prayer, Prayer don’t change situations alone, it changes people too, when you are given to consistent prayer, your level of Command, spiritually, will continue to go higher and higher always, Apostle Paul was an outstanding and great Apostle among others, and we know, one of his major secret is praying in the Spirit.
Apostle was speaking in 1 Corinthians 14 : 18 – “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all “.
So, this is Apostle Paul’s testimony, he was a man that pray in the Spirit so much, and that is one of secrets of his Spiritual Exploits for God and God’s kingdom.
Another man, I would love us to take note of is “Elijah” He was one of the Prophets in the Old testaments, and yet he is so distinguished among others, now, there were many Prophets in the Bible, but he stands out!
Why did he stands out?
Because, he did so major spiritual exploits in his days, and these exploits were a product of his Consistent and continuous prayer, Elijah, prayed that there be no rain and it rained now, Let’s see the story in the Scriptures;
Now Elijah the Tishbite was a prophet from the settlers in Gilead. “I serve the Lord, the God of Israel,” Elijah said to Ahab. “As surely as the Lord lives, no rain or dew will fall during the next few years unless I command it.” ( 1 Kings 17 : 1 ).
Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth yielded its crops. ( James 5:17 – 18 ).
So Elijah, could lock the heavens and open the heavens at will, by the power of Prayer, that is it.
Did you notice that verse 18 of James chapter 5, says, “Elijah prayed again?
That is what Consistency does, when you are consistent in prayers, you are bound to experience, 100% Breakthrough, you can be rest assured of that.
The Bible says, something, that I so much love, “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” ( John 16 : 24 ).
So God is never disturbed by our request, you are to ask, till your JOY is full, so if you are not asking, heaven will assume that your JOY is full already.
Talking about Elijah now… the Bible says, he was a man, not an angel, not a god, and he was subject to like passions as we are ( he gets mad sometimes, he feels pains and emotion as we do too).
Yet, he prayed, so that means, if we give ourselves to effectual, fervent, prayer, we will leave the natural (The human plane of existence) and move into the super natural ( The realm of spiritual existence, the Celestial ).
May God grant us the grace to stay, tarry and prevail in prayer till our desired breakthrough and result comes.
But what kind of Prayer does God answers?
The prayer of the Righteous, The Bible says,
” The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. ( James 5 : 16 ).
So if, your prayer must be answered, then you must be born again, you must give your life to Christ and you must serve the Lord with all your heart and your Life, when you pleases God, then you are a Righteous man and that is when your Prayer can be considered as “Powerful“.
Prayer : Father, help me to stand on my watch and prayer consistently till your Kingdom is establish on earth and your will be done in my Life in Jesus name, amen!
Be Bless in Full Measure.