And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever (John 14:16 AMP).
Imagine what mental and physical exertion could result if you were to pray about the numerous demands and challenges in your day to day life: The challenges at work or school, your health and that of your loved ones, economic problems in the world, the leaders, unbelievers, the hurting, and so on. Such an endless list of things to pray about could be so overwhelming, leading to worry and anxiety if you’re not guided by the Spirit on how and what to pray about.
Some people in spite of their sincere efforts to pray and effect changes have become frustrated, feeling guilty about a tragic event that occurred somewhere, which they didn’t remember to pray to avert. God doesn’t want you frustrated or confused as to how to pray or what to pray about. He gave us the Holy Spirit, to help us and bear us up in our weakness. At that point when you’re clueless as to how and what to pray about, He steps in and takes charge of your vocal faculties: "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered" (Romans 8:26).
The Holy Spirit will help you pray when you don’t know what to say or how to say it; He’ll give you the right and accurate words with which to express your heart to the Father. One anointed word uttered through you by the Spirit can effect a lot of changes. Rather than exert yourself trying to pray "from your head" about your job, your boss, employees, the financial situation, etc, cast all your cares on the Lord! Trust the Holy Spirit to help you aright. It’s His ministry to help you pray in accordance with God’s perfect will.
This is why in your prayer times, it’s important to be filled with the Spirit, because God’s Spirit is God’s answer. Ephesians 5:18-19 says "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord." God planned to give us a life of absolute mastery and dominion over all things. His desire is to perfect all that concerns you: your health, your business, your finances, your family, your job, your marriage, etc. Your role is to trust Him and let Him help you.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Spirit that guides me and teaches me how to pray aright, in the direction of your perfect will for my life. Thank you for the assurance that when I pray in the Holy Ghost, I’m heard by you, knowing that I’m praying in accordance with your eternal will, purpose and destiny for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 14:2
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2For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
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18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned (Matthew 12:37).
Your mouth wasn’t given to you for eating and talking only. It’s the tool with which you chart your course in life. Letting us know the power and importance of our words, Proverbs 18:21 says "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." What you say with your mouth will affect the course of your destiny, positively or negatively. The quality of your life today is the direct result of your tongue-work. Your talk is your destiny. How important this is!
The difference between the man who’s born again and the one who’s not, for example, isn’t that one goes to church and the other doesn’t. Rather, it’s majorly the fact that the one who is born again has said something with his mouth, which the man who isn’t born again is yet to say. The Bible says "...with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:10).
The one who is born again believed with his heart, and confessed with his mouth the Lordship of Jesus according to the Scriptures, and that catapulted him into salvation. As it’s true for being born again, so it is for enjoying the benefits of salvation. Health, prosperity, joy, peace, success and victory are all yours according to the Bible, but you won’t enjoy them unless you confess with your mouth that they’re yours. Confession is speaking the same with God in consent; believing what He has said about you and speaking forth the same.
It’s not enough to believe that what God says belongs to you is yours; you’ve got to say it. What you say with your mouth determines the direction of your life. You are today the harvest of your tongue-work. If perchance you’re not satisfied with your present state in life, then you must change your talk. Begin to talk right. Refuse to think and talk negatively. Talk yourself up, and talk your way forward. Chart your course in the direction of God’s perfect will for your life with your tongue.
I’m a partaker of the divine nature; an associate of the God-kind! Health, peace, joy, prosperity, victory and the glorious life are my present-hour inheritance. I’ve been born into the life of dominion, success and joy. My life is for the glory of God. Hallelujah.
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23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
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2For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
3Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
4Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
5Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength (Acts 3:6-7).
Jesus said in Mark 16:17-18 "...these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." Notice He didn’t say we should negotiate with sickness; He said heal the sick. Lay your hands on the sick and they shall recover. The apostles didn’t just pray for those who were sick; they healed them. Peter healed the crippled man at the gate of the temple called Beautiful. He said to the man: "...Look on us" (Acts 3:4).
The impotent man, expecting to receive alms, gave Peter and John his attention, but Peter didn’t have any money on him at the time. But he knew he had something greater than money; the Name of Jesus. Hence he said to the impotent man, "...silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee...." Peter made a demand on the Name of Jesus and a miracle took place. He transmitted the power of God into the man’s body using the Name of Jesus.
It reminds me of a certain lady who came to one of our meetings. She was confined to a wheelchair because she was unable to walk. I had preached during the service on the Name of Jesus and as I looked at her, I noticed she had been crying, and I said to her, "In the Name of Jesus, get up." She leapt off the wheelchair instantly, walking and praising God. I had something to give.
We’ve been given the power of attorney to use the Name of Jesus. You can bless your world with the Name of Jesus and the life of God in you. When you make a demand on that Name, miracles take place. Your hands are not empty; they are divine instruments through which eternal life flows. So you have something to give; something with which to bless the world.
Dear Father, I thank you for your pulsating life that permeates my entire being, and with which I bless my world today. I’m conscious that I have something to give; therefore I distribute the blessings of the Kingdom to those I come in contact with today. This is an awesome privilege and I’m grateful to you for it, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 4:7
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7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
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17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Please find attached the IPPC prayer points for yestserday and today. Don't forget to be in church this evening.
God bless you.
Impact of conference on brethren (after conference)
Tuesday 8th November
Pray that the impartation and insight we would receive during the conference will result in growth in our churches and in our Ministry as a wholePray for yourself, that you will not be distracted and that you will receive all that the Spirit of God has planned for you during the conference. Pray also that all your expectations shall be exceeded at the conference
Wednesday 9th November
Pray for Pastor and all the ministers that they will speak as oracles of God; that no one will attend the conference and remain the same.
Such as we have and I have more than enough cause my sufficiency is of God (2 Cor 3:5) HIKANOTIS:- my sufficiency > lacking nothing wanting for nothing fully loaded(PLEROO) and for this am persuaded and convinced beyond all measures that am loaded loaded again loaded a Principality of Wealth....what a life in the month of VISION seeing with the eyes of the prophet wao! Visions upon visions as i see i CATALABANO and therefore move unto TELIOSIS and with increased grace it becomes PHANERUS ooh thank God for the month of Vision (APOCALYPSE).....not by might not by power but by my spirit. I will shout it everywhere in d house in d office on d street cause d world is mine (Yookos.)
Sometimes we find believers who ignorantly make the wrong confessions over their bodies; like the one who says "O, I have this growth on my shoulder" or "I always wake up with headaches." When folks talk this way, they're actually nursing and pampering sickness over their bodies without realizing it. When sickness tries to fasten itself to your body, reject it. You have the right to tell your body how it should feel. Don't accommodate sickness in your body; cut it out with the Word of God. Tell your body what to do and it will do it. Don't say, "I've got sugar diabetes;" rather take charge of your blood-sugar; use your tongue to control every situation. Say, "In the Name of Jesus, I refuse diabetes any place in my body"; and your words will come to pass. That's what Jesus said to us in Mark 11:23; He said you shall have what you say. In the same way, you can rise above any form of addiction by refusing to be dominated by anything. If you've been struggling with any addiction, declare with boldness "I'm not going to let anything dominate me!" Keep your body in subjection to the Word of God, and refuse to give satan any foothold in your physical body.
You have a role to play and that is to cultivate your heart with the word of God and prayers in preparation for the conference, making up your mind to receive all that the Spirit has in store for you.
A prayer guide has been developed to help us prayerfully prepare ourselves for the conference.
IPPC 2011; get ready to be revolutionized!
The Officials (during the conference)
Friday 4th November
Pray for all the officials; The Ushers, Conference Guides, Marshals, Information Services Executives, Camera crew , Venue Managers, Access Control officials & the Technical Support crew that they will function in the wisdom of God and that they will minister to the brethren in love.Pray that you would relate with the officials in love, patiently obeying instructions and working together to ensure the achievement of order and excellence throughout the conference
Jesus looked closely at the man. He liked him and said, “There’s one thing you still need to do. Go sell everything you own. Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come with me.
(Mark 10:21 CEV)
Can you think of yourself as one whom God likes? From the way some people live their lives you can tell they’re not sure whether or not God likes them. God loves you, and He also likes you. “Like” in this context, means to be favourably disposed to someone you find agreeable and enjoyable. God actually does like you. He likes you so much that He always boasts of you and rejoices over you with singing: “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17). Think about that!
To know He likes you is one thing; to do something about it is another thing entirely. Imagine for a second that you knew the president of your country liked you personally, what would that make out of you? One thing’s for sure; your attitude will change. You’ll start seeing new possibilities; because you can get favours from the “state house”; why? You’re the President’s man. You’ll tell your friends about your special relationship with the President and even introduce them to him.
Now, think about the fact that the Monarch of the universe likes you more than any human person can! Paul, writing to Timothy, said: “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:1). That’s what you ought to do; take advantage of the fact that God likes you and lovingly cares for you. He’s favourably disposed towards you, therefore, there’s nothing you’ll ask of Him that He wouldn’t grant you. No wonder He said, “ask and receive that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).
Take advantage of the special love-relationship that exists between you and your heavenly Father today and receive that job you’ve long desired. Take advantage of His gracious and loving disposition towards you and rebuke that cancer from your body. See, because God likes you specially, He gave you the Name of Jesus to use to make your life enjoyable: “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:23-24).
Dear Father, what an honour and privilege it is to know that you not only love me, but you also like me. This knowledge gives me the boldness and confidence to be the success you created me to be. I take advantage of your great grace and to lead others into this knowledge, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are (1Corinthians 3:17).
The Greek word rendered "defile" in this verse primarily means to waste; to render inactive, ineffective or inoperative. If anyone renders the temple of God useless or inactive, such that it is not functioning with respect to the purpose for which it was made, the Bible says him shall God destroy! That means God shall pluck him off. You have to read from the beginning of the chapter to see the context of discussion.
Little wonder the Lord said in John 15:1-2, "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit." Who takes the unfruitful vine away? God! Every branch in the Vine that is unfruitful is taken away, but every branch that bears fruit is purged and pruned to bear more fruit (John 15:2). The Lord Jesus is the Vine and we are His branches. That means you’re connected to the Lord and therefore pre-destined and ordained to a fruitful life.
It’s God’s desire that you’re increasingly fruitful and productive at every stage of your life. The secret is remaining connected to the Lord. He said in John 15:5: "…He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." If you want to be fruitful and productive, bringing forth fruits in increasing measure, stay connected to the Vine. Like the Apostle Paul declared in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," you must continually acknowledge that your strength isn’t in your physical abilities but in the Lord, for without Him you can do nothing.
In as much as the Lord is interested in you bearing fruits, He also desires that you bear lasting fruits: "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you" (John 15:16). The way to do that is to keep His Word in you: "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you" (John 15:7).
Dear Father, thank you for you have chosen me, and ordained me, that I should go and bring forth fruit, and that my fruit should remain and abide. Therefore, I’m consistently fruitful and productive, making progress and advancing in life on a daily basis in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
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16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
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3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Do not worry about everything but instead pray about everything. Tell God your need and don't forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you put your trust in Christ Jesus.
And now brothers as close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the FINE, GOOD thing in OTHERS. Think about ALL you can praise God for and be glad about