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Prayer Life

It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12

The late theologian Leonard Ravenhill said this: “No man is greater than his prayer life, the pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying”

How strong is your prayer life? Seems like an aspect of our life that we ignore or take for granted, however Jesus Christ demonstrated to us repeatedly the importance of continually being in prayer. You might say “Well I don’t need that much prayer, I have it all together” Really? Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God spent countless evenings and hours in prayer to the Father, and you know better than him?

Prayer is Heaven and Earth coming together. Think about that, when you pray your are in the presence of God wherever you are! That is the power of prayer! People who downplay the importance or power of prayer, don’t understand prayer or God alone, for that fact

After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. Matthew 14:23

Time and time again , Jesus went alone to pray! Why? Because prayer is what reenergizes our soul. Prayer is how God reveals his will to us, prayer is how we can focus on pure worship and sacrifice to God. Nothing in our lives should be started or attempted without prayer!

Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Matthew 6:9

Jesus taught us how to pray, the Lords Prayer. Why would he do this unless prayer was an essential part of our lives? Are you spending enough time in prayer? Are you giving God praise and thanks daily? Are you asking God what is his will for your life?

Tap into the most powerful weapon on Earth, Prayer! Amen!

Immanuel

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

God sent us a sign, what is the sign that the birth of Jesus Christ has given us? The sign of Christ is of hope, peace, and victory. Through a lowly baby in the manger, God has defeated Satan. A King given to us in a manger, who would have ever predicted this? But God told us this would happen 700 years before it did, and he fulfilled his promise.

The Son of God could only come through a Virgin because he is holy. Our Lord never sinned yet he came to die for our sins. He is the only one who could save us because we are not able to save ourselves. The only begotten Son of God was delivered to us , there is the sign from God for redemption.

Immanuel means God is with us, even though the world didn’t recognize or receive him. God is with us, through his Son, and through his Spirit. We can rejoice this season because God has sent us a sign, that we have salvation in Jesus Name Amen

Child is Born

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Who is this child prophesied about in the Bible? It’s the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who was foretold about 700 years before Jesus came to Earth.  In fact, if you study the Old Testament the coming of Yeshua (Jesus) was prophesied throughout it. So let’s remember and rejoice that God has sent his only begotten Son to save us from our sins.

Jesus is many things to us, our Lord, our Savior, our Wonderful Counselor, our Mighty God, our Everlasting Father, and importantly our Prince of Peace. Without Christ as the center of your life, you can’t have peace. You can’t buy it or drink it or smoke it, it can only be obtained by The Holy Spirit of God.

We have peace knowing that we are redeemed and forgiven. We have peace knowing that by the blood of Christ, we are Children of God. We can have peace knowing that we worship the God of The Living and not of the dead. So let the peace of Christ rule your hearts this season and glorify his name in Jesus Name Amen

Give Thanks

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus 1 Thessalonians 5:18

During Thanksgiving we ponder what we are thankful for, we recognize the blessings that God has given us. But the truth is we should treat every like Thanksgiving. Everyday is a gift from God, nothing should be taken for granted. If you wake up in the morning with breathe in your body, you should be thankful. However we have a tendency to become complacent. We take for granted everything that God has already given us and were not thankful anymore. We need to live each day like it’s a new day with a new beginning. Thank God everyday for your spouse, your children, your family, your job, your home. Don’t take a single blessing for granted.

Remember the victories that God has already won for you in the past, celebrate these and give glory to God. Don’t forget what your Father has already provided for you, because it pleases him to give you more. Most importantly we need to remember that there are many who suffer, your blessings may seem small to you but to others they would give anything to be in your place. Give Thank to God in all your circumstances , good or bad, because we are blessed and victorious in Jesus Name Amen

Lion of Judah

Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” Revelation 5:5

We have Victory through Jesus Christ, he is The Lion of Judah and the Root of David that has been prophesied throughout the Bible. He is the only one worthy to open the Book of Life because we have been redeemed by his blood.

The Lion of Judah was prophesied since Genesis

You are a lion’s cub, Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness–who dares to rouse him? (Genesis 49:9)

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his. (Genesis 49:10)

Who dares to wage war with the Lion of Judah? We know the Dragon (Satan) and his followers are foolish enough to and will be destroyed into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:10) The King of Kings will not depart from Judah, he will rule over all the nations and governments (Isaiah 9:7)

So do not weep Children of God, rejoice for your King , The Lion of Judah is victorious , fighting our battles and will sit on the throne forever in Jesus Name Amen

The Lords Prayer

The Lords Prayer giving to us by Jesus himself is one of the most powerful prayers you can say, lets analyze each verse to see why it’s a blessing

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matthew 6:9

First we are acknowledging God as our Heavenly father, by this you acknowledge his is our creator. The world hallowed means “to honor as holy” and “greatly respected” so we say Hallowed be God we are saying he is the holiest and greatest of all.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

What is our purpose in life? Our purpose to prepare for the coming of Gods Kingdom, we our acknowledging our purpose will this verse.

Also we are acknowledging we put our lives in Gods hands, whatever his will let it be done. As promised God will restore the Earth back to perfection and innocence as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11

Jesus said don’t worry about tomorrow for today has enough trouble of its own. Each day we should focus on that day and ask God to enable us to prosper thu this day.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. Matthew 6:12

Each day we should start by asking for mercy and forgiveness for our sins and forgive others who have sinned against us. By doing this each day you will live in peace. To hold grudges against people who have wronged you will only keep you imprisoned to there actions.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. Matthew 6:13

God promises not to give us more temptation then we can bear, ask for Gods help to keep the temptations of this world away from you so we won’t fall.

Whenever you call upon God he will answer us, so by asking God to deliver us from evil he will protect us from Satan.

Interesting in the NIV translation they removed the last part of this verse. I feel its important because you are acknowledging Gods kingdom reigns forever.

I usually say this prayer each morning to start my day, as this will start your day right with God and protect and prosper you thru the day in Jesus Name Amen

Pray without Ceasing

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. Acts 12:5

Due to Peters relentless faith in spreading the gospel, the Romans and Jews were playing on executing him. But Peter and the Church had faith in God and understood the principle, “All things are possible with God”

So what was there weapon of warfare? It was prayer, They Prayed without Ceasing, as humans our natural reaction to try and fix all our problems. But our main problem is were not giving our problems up to God.

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. Acts 12:7

The Lord heard the Churches prayers and released Peter from prison, saving his life. A situation that seemed impossible to man, is nothing for our God.  Think about it, Peter was in a prison cell, tied up with chains, and being guarded by Roman soldiers. What possibility do you think the Church thought they had to overpower the Romans and free Peter?

If you’re in a tough situation, don’t think about all the obstacles stacked against you. Pray without Ceasing, our God is the creator of the Heavens and The Earth, he breathed life into man from dust, there is nothing impossible for him.

Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

As Paul says Pray with Ceasing and Give Thanks to God for everything.  To understand God is to develop a relationship with him thru our Lord Jesus Christ and to develop that relationship we need to Pray without Ceasing. Not just pray when we need something, talk to God. Thank him for everything you have been giving, praise him in the storm and the sunshine.

It’s like any other relationship, a marriage, a friendship, ect, you can’t build a relationship without communication. That’s why you need to “Pray without Ceasing” God wants to know you, not just in bad times but all the time in Jesus Name Amen

Pray without Ceasing

Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
When do you pray? Only when times are bad? Do you pray when times are good? Do you pray for others instead of yourself?
Prayer is probably the most overused word in conversation; however it’s probably the most underused in reality. How can you communicate with God if you never pray? How do you think it makes him feel if you can’t take the time to pray? Thru prayer we create our relationship with God, not as a servant but as a friend.
(John 15:15) “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.”
Notice Jesus calls us his friends, not servants. We know Jesus loves us because he laid down his life for us all. Therefore if you are friends with someone, don’t you talk to them usually daily? How can you be a friend with someone if they don’t know you or you don’t know them?
Thru prayer we should open our hearts to God, reveal our fears, anxiety, doubt, ect. Cast all your cares onto him because he cares for you.
(Matthew 26:39) “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”
Jesus prayed to God about his fears of being crucified on the cross. God probably already knew this but he talked about it anyway. Words left unspoken are meaningless. If you love someone and never actually told them you loved them, is there confirmation that you do love them? No, and the same goes with God, don’t assume he knows the thoughts in your head, it’s much more powerful when you declare them out loud.
(Philippians 4:6) “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Pray about everything is Paul’s message. Don’t only pray to God when times are bad, but pray for thanksgiving also. Let God know you are blessed, let him know you believe he is the God of Abraham, let him know he is the King of Kings.
When you limit your prayer, you limit your relationship with God. Pray about everything, Pray without ceasing and you will have a closer relationship with your creator Heavenly Father. In Jesus Name Amen