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HOW TO PRAY GOD’S WORD

HOW TO PRAY GOD’S WORD

JIM MELLARD

 

There are many different types of prayers that people and some churches pray.

  1. Genie in the Bottle type of prayer     Our wish is God’s command
  2. Fire extinguisher prayers                   Only in case of emergency
  3. Sales Pitch Prayers                             Trying to sell God on what is best to give us.
  4. Religious Duty Prayers                     When we pray only because we feel that we have to pray, we are in a rut.
  5. Parachute Prayers                             The Pastor said, “I guess all we can do is pray,” and the deacon said, ”Has it come to that?”  When all else fails and we’re in big trouble, we finally pray. There are other types of prayer:

These are like the requests our children make at bedtime:

  1. Just one more TV show?
  2. May I have a glass of water?
  3. I’ll be good if you will let me go to Joey’s birthday party.

We negotiate with God in an effort to get what we want.

 

Many people pray because they have been taught it is the right thing to do:

I have to pray – I ought to pray – It’s my duty to pray.

 

These are boring, rote, routine, empty, meaningless, and accomplish very little.

 

Often, we have been led on a guilt-trip to pray

 

Matthew 6:33 (ESV) 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

 

Going deeper:

The blessings of Abraham are the Physical, Financial, and Spiritual.

These blessings include all our needs so let’s look at ways to pray and how to pray effectively in these areas.

 

Physical Healing

Many people believe that God is able to heal them but they aren’t sure whether He will heal them or not.  God’s Word will prove to you that He wants and will heal you.  You don’t have to do anything to earn His love or His healing touch—just believe what He says and do what He tells you to do.

 

The Church in general has not been taught how to release God’s power to heal by speaking His Word in Prayer and trusting His Word to perform.  I believe the first thing we have to do is acknowledge that God did not put the sickness or disease on us, and that Satan is the author of all sickness and disease.

 

Here are some Scriptures that support this statement.

 

Psalms 103:3  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 

 

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. 

 

Exodus 23:25  You shall serve the Lord your God; He shall bless your bread and water, and I will take sickness from your midst. 

 

Proverbs 3:7-8    Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. 

 

James 5:14-15  Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name. And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

 

SPIRITUAL HEALINGS 

 

The question can be asked — Is there something in your past or your present that is causing problems with your emotions or thoughts? If we’re honest, all of us would admit there are times when we had to fight this battle, but if the problem is left unattended it will eat us alive.

Let’s look at some of our weapons for “spiritual healings”. 

 

Psalm 147:3  He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]. 

 

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ Jesus, he is a new creation and old things have passed away and all things have become new.  This is the beginning of all healings.

 

1 Peter 2:24   24  He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

 

1 Peter 5:7   Cast your care on the one that careth for you.

 

Psalms 147:3   He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

 

Philippians 4:6-7    Cast your care on the one that carreth for you. Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

Psalms 34:18  18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

 

Financial Scriptures…

 

Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask , it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

 

Malachi  3:8-10  “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

 

Luke 6:38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

 

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

 

Let’s Bringing it together.

 

Jesus taught us how to pray “The Lord’s Prayer” as stated in 

 

Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)

 

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
11  Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,   as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

We certainly want to pray God’s will which is God’s word “The Bible.”  So based on this I submit:

 

If you can believe that God’s Word is His will, then when we pray the Word of God we are praying His will and His will – will be done.  To me this equals “answered prayer”

 

Onward – Examples:

 

Physical Healings.

 

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

 

Isaiah 55;3 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

 

Psalm 103:2-5 (ESV)  Bless the Lord, O my soul,  and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,  who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,  who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good  so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

I want to give an example of someone who is addicted to something or someone.

 

One of my favorite Scriptures for deliverance is Job 22:28-30 which states:

 

28 You will decide on a matter, and it will be established for you, and light will shine on your ways. 29 For when they are humbled you say, ‘It is because of pride’; but he saves the lowly.
30 He delivers even the one who is not innocent, who will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.”

 

Now let’s get to the meat of this lesson.  How to pray and pray effectively,.

As discussed there are many different types, kinds and ways of prayer.

Let me share with you how The Lord has taught me to pray..

We are told to seek, inquire and then require.  To break this down:

We seek God (worship Him) then we inquire through His word (find scriptures that agree with our desires—His will) and then we require by returning His Word to Him—praying the Word.

 

Example prayer:

 

Father I just want you to know that I love you and I know that you love me because of your sacrifice even before I was born. Thank you.

Lord your Word says: in Matthew 18:20 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  We have your Word, you and the Holy Spirit and me agreeing with what I am asking.  And further in John 14:14 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.  Father, I ask that you deliver, “NAMES” from Addiction.

 

Next I stand on Job 22:30 30 He will even deliver the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent; yes, he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.

 

Lord you said in Isaiah 55:11 (ESV)  11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,  and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Psalm 103:20 (KJV)  20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

 

Before I close – the Spirit of the Lord brought to my remembrance that one of the most effective weapons that we have is our “prayer language”, which comes with the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

 

There are times when we don’t really know how to pray, or maybe we just don’t want to pray the Word.  When we pray in the Spirit (tongues) we are praying in the Holy Spirit (God) and He is  praying to God, so by deductive reasoning we are praying though the Holy Spirit  (who is God) and He is praying to God the Father for His perfect will concerning us.

If God is praying to God, then we have the answer.

 

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The WORD of God as Established in Psalm 119

The WORD of God as Established in Psalm 119

Jim Mellard

 

9 – How can a young man cleanse his way?  By taking heed according to Your Word.

11—Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against thee.

16—I will delight myself in your statues. I will not forget Your Word.

17—Deal bountifully with your servant. That I may live and keep Your Word.

25—My soul clings to the dust. Revive me according to Your Word.

28—My soul melts from heaviness. Strengthen me according to Your Word.

38—Establish Your Word to Your servant – Who is devoted to fearing You.

41—Let Your mercies come also to me 0 Lord—Your salvation according to Your Word.

42—So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me. For I trust in Your Word.

49—Remember the Word to Your servant upon which you have caused me to hope.

50—This is my comfort in my affliction. For Your Word has given me life.

57—You are my portion, 0 Lord I have said that I would keep Your Words.

58—I entreated Your favor with my whole heart. Be merciful to me according to Your Word.

65—Your have dealt well with Your servant. O Lord according to Your Word.

67 – Before I was afflicted, I went astray – But now I keep Your Word.

74 – Those who fear You will be glad when they see me, because I have hoped in Your Word.

76 – Let I pray O Lord your merciful kindness be for my comfort. According to Your Word to your servant.

81—My soul faints for Your salvation. But I hope in Your Word.

82—My eyes fall from searching Your Word. Saying when will you comfort me?

89—Your Word is settled in heaven.

101—I have restrained my feet from every evil way. That I may keep Your Word.

105—Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

107—I am afflicted very much. Revive me Lord according to Your Word.

114—You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in Your Word.

116—Uphold me according to Your Word, that I may live and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

123—My eyes fall from seeking Your salvation.  And Your righteous Word.

130—The entrance of Your Words give light. It gives understanding to the simple

133—Direct my stress by Your Word and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

139—My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten Your Word.

140—Your Word is very pure, therefore Your servant love it.

147—I rise before the dawning of the morning. And cry for help—I hope in Your Word.

148—My eyes are awake through the night watches. That I may meditate on Your Word.

154—Plead my cause and redeem me. Revive me according to Your Word.

158—I see treacherous and am disgusted. Because they do not keep Your Word.

160—The entirely of Your Word is truth. And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.

161—Princes persecute me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your Word.

162—I rejoice at Your Word, as one who finds great treasure.

169—Let my cry come before You 0 Lord; according to Your Word.

170—Let my supplication come before thee: deliver me according to thy Word.

172—My tongue shall speak of Your Word. For all Your commandments are righteousness.

CRAZY FAITH

Crazy Faith

Jim Mellard

Every normal human being is created with common sense to some extent (Natural Faith).  For example, we mail a letter and we by natural faith can believe it will be delivered—some time.  We fly, and we believe we will arrive at our destination 99.5% of the time.

BUT tonight, I want to open the eyes of our understanding somewhat to different LEVELS of faith.

The nearest the New Testament comes to presenting a definition of “faith” is in Hebrews 11:1. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The one who truly believes and has (Christian) faith will act on God’s Word with perfect assurance that his request will be granted.

Christian faith is based upon God’s promises, rather than feelings, (feelings lie) or visible things. And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform,” (Rom 4:18-22).

I believe there is just one Faith, but different levels of Faith I want to focus on —— level.

THE MEASURE OF FAITH vs. A MEASURE OF FAITH

God has given each of us  THE  Measure of Faith” as set forth in Romans 12:3.(KJV)For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man THE Measure of Faith’’

How much faith do I have in The Measure of Faith that God gave me? Faith is the instrument God uses to bring salvation to us.

Now think on this: God gives THE Measure of Faith to each person.  I think the key here is THE Measure, not A Measure.  We are all given the same amount of faith at birth.  The amount that is necessary for salvation–

Many of the translations leave out THE and exchange it for A Measure of Faith, which changes the whole connotation of the verse.  What do you believe?

God is not a respecter of persons therefore if He gave you A gift as opposed to THE gift, you could argue that He is a respecter of persons.  Acts 10:34 – “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons”:

I believe we can say that one level of faith is The Measure of Faith and this faith is given to each person –well I believe we can call it “Saving Faith” by that I mean God has given us The Measure of Faith to bring us to salvation if we use it.

Saving Faith 

Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you are saved through faith and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

 This faith comes before salvation. It is not the Gift of Faith as described in the 9 spiritual gifts.

After we receive salvation we are given opportunities to receive a higher level of faith based on Romans 10:17 KJV” “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”

In Ephesians 4:5 (KJV) we are told, “There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism”.  There is just one faith, but there are levels to the Faith that God gives us.  The Measure of Faith is given by God which is enough to bring us into a relationship with Jesus—salvation.

You want more? Well “So faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”.  There is no other way to get a higher level of faith than reading and studying the Word of God.

Now follow this:  Ephesians 2:8 – This level of Faith is given to us –I believe even before we are born…BUT to receive more we have to study.  Romans 10:17  tells us that faith  comes by study of the Word.

ORDINARY FAITH

After salvation we begin to learn—mostly from our preachers/teachers based on the theology of our denomination.

We learn the basics of the Bible.  Of course, there are variations based on the denomination.

For example: doing our work–Caring for those in need-

Protecting the vulnerable -Reaching out to the lonely -befriending the friendless keeping the world going-

Contribution to the common good Tithing. Forgiving, helping, witness to God’s presence and GOODNESS IN THE WORLD.

It is all the ordinary stuff we do all the time, taken together and blessed by the Lord.

I believe this ordinary faith is putting one foot in front of another and trusting God to the level of faith we can believe him for.

We can get more faith by studying and seeking His face. Let me put it like this…Build a relationship.  The Holy Spirit is our comforter.

THE GIFT OF FAITH

It is one of the nine Spiritual gifts, in fact it is what I call one of the Power Gifts.  (FHM) Faith—Healing—Miracles.

 The “Gift of faith” will take you into a supernatural ministry—It will cause the Gifts of Healing and Miracles to operate. The question is asked.  “How do I get this gift”?

I know that Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

I also know that James 4:2 says, “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” God expects us to ask! 

 I like John 14:13Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

JOHN 16:23–24
23 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.
24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

The Gift of Faith which is different from just ORDINARY FAITH. It will cause the SUPERNATURAL TO MANIFEST.

Let’s go deeper

1 Corinthians 12

Tells us about the nine spiritual gift that are available to us.

TIP—Tongues –Interpretation – Prophecy

WWD – Word of Wisdom-Word of Knowledge-Discerning of Spirits.

FHM…Faith-Healing-Miracles.

These gifts are given to men in proportion to their faith, by that I mean when I received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and I began to speak in Tongues. I went to many conferences before I had the faith to give a message in Tongues, and it took longer for me to be able to have enough faith (to believe) that I had an Interpretation of the Tongues.

WWD – To be able to operate in this level of Faith.  Well I was put in situations that in order to help (counsel) I needed a Word of Wisdom or Knowledge.  I served as a Chaplain in a County Jail for 5 years and I began to notice that I could operate in Discerning of Spirits.

Put it like this: I studied—went to school—and built a relationship with the Holy Spirit and I asked for the gifts.

We all have what I call, your own personal level of faith. This faith comes by hearing and meditating on the word of God through personal study and devotion. Romans 10:17.

Faith, no matter the source, in one sense is a gift from God, but this Gift of Faith from 1 Corinthians 12 is always supernatural in its origin.

The personal faith which comes by hearing the Word is given in seed form. This is what makes the difference between the two. Don’t misunderstand me. There is only one Faith, but the origin of the faith determines whether or not it is the Gift of Faith in operation.

Personal faith is resident in the heart of every believer. This faith is a product of the born-again Spirit. Your Spirit is the soil in which the word of God (incorruptible seed) is planted, and faith is grown and developed therein. Therefore, its origin is from inside you. However, there will be times that our own levels of faith in the Lord will not be enough to get the job done with what He may be asking us to do for Him. Here is an example:

Say God has been manifesting the Gift of Healing through you from time to time to heal a few minor ailments or illnesses on a few people. Your confidence and faith levels are then starting to build up because God is now starting to use you in this manner and you now have had a few good successes on these smaller illnesses. But then all of a sudden God tells you to walk up to a paraplegic, lay hands on him, and then command him to get out of his wheelchair and start walking.

All of a sudden you can immediately sense in your mind and in your Spirit that your own levels of faith are not going to be good enough or high enough to try and do this, as you have never tried to heal someone of something this heavy before.

And this is where the Holy Spirit will now be moving in big time so this miracle can be fully accomplished for the Lord.

The Holy Spirit will then manifest His own divine faith right up into you so you can now believe and operate on that faith – so you will now have the actual courage to walk up to this person, lay hands on him, and then tell him to get out of that wheelchair and start walking.


Sometimes it will take higher levels of faith to pull down a major miracle from the Lord, and where our faith levels will not be high enough or good enough to be able to do this, this is where the direct faith of the Holy Spirit Himself will then move up in us and pick up the slack with our own imperfect faith levels so God can then manifest the miracle that He will be looking to do through us.

Crazy Faith

Many are called—few choose to pay the price for this kind of faith..  This kind of faith can only be proved by – Acting on it.

God wants much more from us than just “Head Knowledge” of who He is…He wants obedience in our life that will allow Him to make us become catalyst that He can use to perform the necessary miracles to get His will done in people and the world.

Crazy Faith allows us to worship and thank God before we actually see the fruit as though it has already happened.

Crazy Faith is not believing God can do it…but knowing that He will if we speak to those things that be not as though they are. Romans 4:17

Where there is great risk—Crazy Faith is called for—and there are great rewards…They go together.

Do you have Crazy Faith? — You’re crazy not to!!!

To those of us who believe, no explanation is necessary. To those who do not believe.  No explanation is possible.

MY EXPERIENCE IN MEXICO

STORY OF THE BLIND MAN.

In 2008 I was in Mexico and was teaching/ministering in a rather large church –understand I have a small southern accent and it is hard for some people to translate for me.  This was the case here. I had gone through one translator and was using another one when a man stood up in the congregation. He did not speak English—He said nothing.  I just ignored him but after the third time he stood up, a man in the congregation and said he wants to be healed.

I thought ok…so I walked down from the stage to him. I thought He might have a migraine or something.  I asked him what he wanted God to do for him — a man in the sound booth shouted. He is blind –I thought Uh—well Lord — So I laid hands on him and spoke the Word over him—I asked him. What do you see? —translated… nothing. So, I prayed again and laid hands on his eyes.  Again, what do you see? nothing… I said to myself — Lord there is a problem here. I have stepped out in faith they are coming after me not you. What do I do?  I do not recall the exact words, but I heard –believe –and spit on your fingers and lay hands on his eyes and command his eyes to open.

Rabbit Trail: Have you every asked God ..”Are you sure” –do you really want me to do this? I tell you it entered my mind….BUT  I was immediately reminded of —  Mark 8:23  “ And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him what he saw “–

When that scripture came to mind. I knew that I knew. So I  spit on my  fingers and laid  hands on his eyes and commanded his eyes to open.. His eyes opened. And he began to explain what he was seeing.  Now in my opinion that is Crazy Faith.

Another ….

 

I was in a prayer meeting with some members of a Church. The Pastor’s wife was present and they had just accepted the call to this church.  They had come from a vastly different climate and she had gotten sun burned and bitten by many different bugs which had caused infection on her body.

Rabbit Trail:  Have you ever smelled the fragrance of the Lord when He was present? Sometimes you can smell His presence.

Having said that I heard the Lord say Use YOUR CRAZY FAITH —  I knew what He meant ..I called for prayer and asked someone to pray.. They did, but I was impressed to pray…that the bugs would not be able to bite her any more because as they came near they would smell the presence of the Lord —There were smiles—you know, Oh! that is just the crazy prophet…Well –???

If you want this kind of faith you have to step out and use it or it will not happen.

The Gift of Faith cannot be developed. It is Gods Faith in manifestation. God’s Faith doesn’t need developing. Although this gift cannot be developed itself, you can however develop yourself in the operation of it.  I know a little play on words.

The primary way in which you can develop yourself in the operation of this Gift of Faith, is by the development of your own personal faith. Your own personal level of faith is directly tied to the consistency, accuracy & strength of all 9 gifts of the Spirit in your life. 

Rom 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; do want this kind of faith?- Crazy faith—will you pay the price? Many want this but are not willing to pay the FULL price.

The Spirit of God is seeking whosoever will pay the price for this—are you one of them?

 TODAY MOST CHURCHES DON’T BELIEVE.  WE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.  MANY CHOOSE THE GIFTS THAT THEY WANT AND DON’T BELIEVE IN SPEAKING IN TONGUES.  WE DON’T ACCEPT ALL THE GIFTS.  IT IS LIKE A BUFFET TABLE.  WE PICK AND CHOOSE.  WE REFUSE THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT THEREFORE WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE POWER THAT IS PROVIDED TO US.

Most of the main denominational churches today don’t believe in the Gifts—they pick and choose the Gifts they can accept—Therefore they are – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6.

2 CHRONICLES 20

2nd Chronicles 20

Jim Mellard

We overcome by the word of our testimonies and the blood.

Revelation 12:11 – And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing]. (AMP)

The Holy Spirit would say to you today that I am giving you more revelation. I am giving you more weapons, more understanding so that you will stand tall in this world. I have begun to open secrets that the prophets of old would have liked to have known. I am opening a new door, new weapons – Revelation and insight into My Word. I am going to put before you My Word in a manner (revelation) that as any situations arise you will be able to apply My Word immediately and you shall see how Isaiah 55:11 shall apply. You will see and hear from My people, the ones who will say- Yes Lord and apply My principles to their situation, you will see and hear of many miracles, for My Word will be glorified and I in turn will rejoice in My Son.

For a moment I want to show you what this means to me and YOU – if you will allow. Like most of you, I have read and studied the Bible, but God began teaching me on 2 Chronicles 20.

Beginning in Verse 1-5 – We are told that Jehoshaphat was advised that an enemy was going to kill him and his people. He was afraid and did not know what to do, so he called all the people together and they began a fast.

When the dark clouds gather, the winds begin to blow bringing more questions than answers, friends betray you, you can’t seem to hear God, there is fear in your heart of “what if”, this is where Jehoshaphat was and when this happens God will reveal the hidden things to us.

Daniel 2:22 – He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him! (AMP)

Matthew 6:6 -But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open. (AMP)

Job 15:8 – Were you present to hear the secret counsel of God? And do you limit [the possession of] wisdom to yourself? (AMP)

Psalms 25:16 – [Lord] turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

What does 2nd Chronicles 20 tell us?

Verse 6 – He tells God who he is – Worship.

Verse 7-8 – Reminds God of what he has done – Praise.

Verse 9 – Reminds God of the Covenant they have.
When I first taught on this I was encouraged to make covenant with God concerning my situations…I DID!

Verse 10-11 – Tells God what the enemy is doing.

Verse 12 – Will you help us?

Verse 14-15 – The Spirit of God comes on the prophet and He speaks. Part of a prophet’s call is to represent God to the people as well as the people to God (Intercession). All Prophets are Intercessors, but not all Intercessors are Prophets. God speaks – It is not your battle. It is mine! Be not afraid!

Jehoshaphat understands! He says Trust in the Lord and you will be established, believe his prophets and you shall prosper.

Victory

The rest of the Chapter is VICTORY! Now let’s apply this to us.

Vs 6-7 – Jehoshaphat began to seek the Lord and began to declare who He is. You praise him and then you begin to worship him. Praise is defined as thanking Him for what He has done. Worship is defined as declaring Him as who He is.

Example: Father I thank you for Jesus, for His dying that I might live. I thank you for the gifts you have given me, the fellowship. And now Father I declare you are King of Kings, Lord of Lord! You are awesome! There is none like you and I just am in awe before you! Lord I love you!

First he declared who he is. You are the God of our Fathers, the God of the Heavens, power and might are in your hand. You have driven out the people that tried to hurt us. Telling him what he has done and reminding him of his covenant with them.

We dwell in your protection. If evil comes we will stand before you and claim Your Name. We are called by Your Name. They praise and worship God and remind him of His covenant with us, some of you made a covenant with God, I did.

As the veil was pulled from my eyes, my heart jumped with understanding and joy, for I knew God was not a respecter of person. Hallelujah!

I took the Word literally. I began to practice the Word and did exactly as Jehoshaphat did.

V8-10 – Worships the Lord. He continues to worship God.

V11 – He makes known his problems.

V12 – Admits he doesn’t know what to do, but I trust you.

V13—14 – Here comes God (the Spirit of the Lord) comes on the situation.

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V 15 – Oh, yea! The Lord speaks – BE NOT AFRAID FOR THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S NOT YOURS.

Wow!! Can you believe that? We have a covenant with God. What kind of covenant have you entered with God?

V16 – Although the Lord said it is my battle we are told to go out . Don’t need to fight, just stand and watch, fear not. If you will, a personal example of this. Last year I had some business problems, and as I was recovering, another problem came up and then another. The Lord said go to the people and re-sell , I went to the stores and they were waiting on me and purchased my products again! I had to go to them. I could not just sit and wait. I had to do my part, I went. I saw and the victory was mine.

V18 – Is a similitude of the birthing position. A new beginning if you will.

V19 – They went and went in faith believing that God’s Word was good.

V20 – As the prophets spoke…Believe them and you will be established and will prosper. You see how important it is to have the 5 fold ministry operating in your church. Without it you will not be equipped to handle the upcoming season.

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When you are in doubt of what to do in any situation God has an answer: God will reveal the hidden things to us. Daniel 2:22-Job 15:8-Psalms 25:16; Matthew 6:6

Verse 1-2 – When it begins to rain on your life, you look around and you see the dark clouds forming, the winds begin to blow bringing more questions than answers, friends betray you. You can’t see the answer… you are afraid…THEN at last. You run to God for help.
You get your family. And you seek the Lord. You inquire, research and then you require of Him…What do I do now Lord.

Vs 5 ,6, 7 – You seek the Lord and began to declare who He is, you praise him and then you begin to worship him…Praise defined as thanking Him for what He has done, Worship Him defined as who He is. Example: Father I thank you for Jesus, for dying that I might live. I thank you for the gifts you have given me, the fellowship. And now Father I declare you are King of Kings, Lord of Lord, you are awesome there is none like you and I just am in awe before you…Lord I love you!

V 6-10 – Worships the Lord.

Vs 11 – Tells of the rewards for doing this.

Vs 12 – Admits don’t know what to do, but I trust you.

Vs 13—14 – Here comes God (the Spirit of the Lord) comes on the situation.

V 15 – Oh yea…the Lord speaks…BE NOT AFRAID FOR THE BATTLE IS THE LORD’S NOT YOURS.

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Wow!! Can you believe that…? We have a covenant with God. What kind of covenant have you entered with God?

Vs 16 – Although the Lord said it is My battle we are told to go out. We don’t need to fight, just stand and watch, fear not. Let me share a personal example of this. Last year I had some business problems, and as I was recovering, another problem came up and then another. The Lord said, go to the people and resell. I went to the stores and they were waiting on me and purchased my products again, but I had to go to them, I could not just sit and wait. I had to do my part so I went. I saw and the victory was mine.

V18 – Is a similitude of the birthing position. A new beginning if you will.

V19 – They went and went in faith believing that God word was good.

V20 – As the prophets’ spoke– Believe them and you will be established and will prosper. You see how important it is to have the 5-fold ministry operating in your church. Without it you will not be equipped to handle the upcoming season.

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Prepare to walk in the glory of the Lord!