January Prayer and Fasting Day 2

January Prayer and Fasting Day 2

STREAMS OF HEALING

Scripture For Meditation — Ezekiel 47:8-12; Rev 22:1-5; 2 Chronicles 7:14

Our scripture for meditation today is a key integral part of a prophetic word that God gave to us as we waited on Him in fasting and prayers at the end of last year.

He said that He would cause Streams of Healing to flow into our homes.

In retrospect, especially having experienced a few particular incidences since the turn of the New Year, I realise that maybe we did not quite pay as much attention to that prophetic word as we should have; maybe we missed a subtle message in that prophecy that we should have been particularly aware of.

PAY ATTENTION!

Just think about it… If God has said He will cause “Streams of Healing” to flow into our homes, would that not also suggest that there will be incidences of sicknesses that would be prevalent all around that we would need His healing power to keep away from our homes?

Indeed, as we think about that, I’m sure a few of us will notice how that has been a thing in our lives, in our families or in the lives of people that we know or are acquainted with. There seems to have been a persistent attack on people’s health since the turn of the New Year, both physically and mentally.

And even in many nations especially in the UK, the scourge of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to have taken a new lease of life, infecting many at an alarming rate, and taking lives with daily death tolls in the last few weeks rising to unprecedented levels.

But friends, God gave us a word of assurance before all this began to happen!

He said He will cause Streams of Healing / Healing Streams to flow into our homes and lives.

As the NLT translated verse 12 of Ezekiel 47:

“Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the river. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”

There will be healing wherever the river flows…

While the world awaits a vaccine, we already have an antidote to the scourge; a sure defence against the spirit of infirmity that is plaguing the nations of the world.

Whatever the sickness, whatever the ailments, the River of God; the Living waters, the River of life; the life-flow from the blood that Jesus shed for us on Calvary’s Cross — The power in the blood that flows from the Marcy seat, from the Throne of Grace is indeed a veritable defence against all the storms of the enemy. Hallelujah!

Shalom,

Pastor Wale Ola

Prayer Focus

• Let’s stand as priests on behalf of our nations and the Church and let’s cry out to God for mercy and an outpouring of His grace.

• Pray for God to bring healing and deliverance to the nations, into our communities, our households and everywhere the River flows.

• Let’s pray for Streams of Healing to flow from the Throne of Grace into our homes and into our lives to bring restoration and refreshing, and establish the Shalom peace of God in every area of our lives in Jesus’s Name.

• Let’s stand in the gap for the sick, the unwell or oppressed, and let’s rebuke the spirit of infirmity in Jesus’s Name and let’s petition God to heal them and deliver them from their affliction and pains and make them whole in Jesus’s Name. Amen.

May 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

May 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

An Imminent Change

Scriptures For Meditation — Is 66:7-8; Is 65:17-24

Yesterday in our scripture meditation, we read in Isaiah 26:17-18 about the discouragement of a people, lamenting about their frustrated expectations and the disappointment of pregnancy and the pain of labour without the benefit of delivering a live baby.

But in the first of our scripture text for today’s meditation, we see God presenting a prophetic declaration of an impending change and a new reality to Israel.

As soon as Zion Travailed, She Brought Forth

God was saying to His people; I know that the reality of your past experiences and the story of your present situation has been one of frustrated labour of pain without gain and aborted deliverances, but I am now declaring a different future to you!

“Before the birth pains even begin, Jerusalem gives birth to a son.

Who has ever seen anything as strange as this? Who ever heard of such a thing? Has a nation ever been born in a single day? Has a country ever come forth in a mere moment? But by the time Jerusalem’s birth pains begin, her children will be born.” (Isa 66:7-8, NLT)

In this prophecy, God was promising them that a time was imminent upon them, when their story will change suddenly and their circumstances will turn around to conform with His will, plans and purposes for their existence — they would be delivered from their captivity, gathered from where they have been scattered, brought back into their own land and made to become a nation again.

And all these was going to happen in one day; suddenly, in an instant, and without the delay or pain of a protracted labour!

Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day, or shall a nation be born at once?

Normally, the law of nature demands that through the operation of the principle of seed time and harvest, there is usually a time lapse between when a seed is sown and then the process of germination, maturity and harvest; but He was going to suspend the law of nature and make it happen in a moment.

As Albert Barnes said in his commentary —

“Months and years are required before the earth would be covered with its luxuriant and beautiful productions But here would be an event as remarkable as if the earth should bring forth its productions in a single day.”

Can you also believe this for yourself?

Can you dare to believe that God can do the same in your situation and about your life? That He can bring about your change in one day, in an instant and in a sudden moment?

If God can do it (as He did) for a whole nation, is He not able to do it for you as well?

Selah,

Pastor Wale Ola

PRAYER FOCUS

Our prayers for today will be taken from our second scripture text Is 65:17-24.

Every one of those verses contain a promise to Israel about the blessings of their coming change that we could also use as a template or pattern to shape our prayers today.

Dear Lord, please do something new in my life; change my story and wipe away the painful memories of my past experiences.

Let my life become a source of joy and gladness, and my household be a continuous manifestation of your mercy and victory.

Wipe away the tears of my disappointments and give me reasons to celebrate and rejoice in this new month.

I pray Lord, that your promises concerning my life will no longer be delayed; that I will not suffer any more miscarriages and your plans for my life will no longer be aborted.

I pray that I will no longer labour in vain neither will I toil for minimum returns or no rewards.

I pray that long will I enjoy the fruits of my labour and the work of my hands the the produce of my harvest will be blessed.

Bring the month of June before God, and pray that the answers to these petitions will be manifest in your life in the Name of Jesus.

Amen.

May 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

May 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

Frustrated Expectations

Scripture For Meditation — Isaiah 26:17-18

When a woman is pregnant, she is said to be “expecting”.

Expecting means: To think or believe something will happen, or someone will arrive. It also means Normal; what usually happens; to regard (someone) as likely to do or be something.

Let’s do a quick word study on the meaning of the root word, expect.

When the root word “Expect” , is used, we mean to say that we believe that something will happen, or to consider something as likely to happen, to believe that (someone or something) will arrive soon.

So, Expect means: To anticipate, await, look for, hope for, watch for, look forward to, look ahead to, have in prospect; contemplate, bargain for/on, bank on, be prepared for, plan for; predict, forecast, foresee, prophesy, envisage, envision.

Unfortunately however, as we read in today’s scripture text, things sometimes don’t go, or happen as we expected; times are, when our expectations are delayed or even completely disappointed at other times.

“As a woman with child approaches the time to give birth, She is in pain and struggles and cries out in her labor, So we were before You, O LORD.

We have been with child, we have twisted and struggled in labor; We gave birth, as it seems, only to wind. We could not accomplish salvation for the earth, Nor were inhabitants of the world born.” (Isa 26:17-18 Amplified)

We have been with child — Like women with child; we have been full of hopes and expectations of great things, of deliverance from our enemies, and of the help from God being at hand:

We have been in pain — We have gone through the waiting period of pregnancy carrying the hope of a coming baby; sometimes in great distress and anxiety, and now we have come to the time of birth when we expect that the baby will be delivered; travailing in birth, we looked upon the pain as a prelude to a happy issue of things: ThatThis baby will be born!

We have as it were brought forth wind — But alas; our efforts have availed nothing. (The issue of all their painful toil was like the result of a false pregnancy!)

We have been through the waiting, we have suffered patiently in the hope; we have been through the pain of the travailing, but without the expectant result!

Can you identify with all that?

Hear again, what God is saying to you dear friend:

“Zion, would I bring you to the moment of birth and not let it happen?” says the LORD. “Would I close up a mother’s body when it is time for her baby to be born?” says your God.” (Isa 66:9 NIRV).

Keep Speaking Right!

Keep declaring the words of the prophecy and promise that God has given to you; keep speaking the right things concerning your life and into your situation. That is what pleases God!

“My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will be glad, even mine;

Yes, my heart will rejoice when your lips speak right things.

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord all the day long.

For surely there is a latter end [a future and a reward], and your hope and expectation shall not be cut off.” (Pro 23:15, Amplified)

Selah…

Pastor Wale Ola

PRAYER FOCUS

Ask that God will strengthen you in waiting.

As Paul prayed for the church In Ephesus,

I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. (Eph 3:16, New Living Translation)

Pray that God will exalt His word concerning you and bring His promises to pass in your life.

Pray that there will no longer be any delays or obstructions to your delivery.

Pray that the hope you are carrying will not be disappointed, aborted or miscarried.

Pray that your expectations will not be cut off.

Pray that God will intervene in your situation to bring about a timely and safe delivery of His purposes for your life in their due season.

P-U-S-H!

P-U-S-H!

May Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

Theme Scripture for Meditation: Isaiah 66:7-9

Sometime this month, I had a conversation with God in which He asked me about a pregnant woman in labour going through a difficult time in delivering the child — What will she do at that point; will she just give up and let the baby die in her womb without delivering it? Will the medical personnel give up and abandon the process?

Today, we’ll be focussing particularly on verse 9, which has been resounding in my spirit for the better part of this month.

Here, God was symbolically using the scenario of a pregnant woman at the point of delivery, who was about to go into labour, to the state of His people who were at this time in exile under Babylonian captivity.

In the text, God was speaking into a seemingly hopeless situation and declaring something totally contrary to the prevalent state of things as they stood.

His word to them through the Prophet, was that there was going to be a supernatural, sudden turnaround of their captivity and they would experience a quick, pain free birthing that would deliver the promise of the Messiah and of Israel as a reborn nation, gathered together again, from whence they had been scattered.

Even though the prophecy in these verses, pertain to the Jewish nation and the coming of the Messiah and flourishing of the Gospel church, for the purposes of our fasting and prayers this month, we will go outside of the verse in context, and see a truth about God that is universal and consistent with His sovereign nature.

I read a particular translation of this verse, that really conveys this truth — The Doug-Rheims Bible Translation

“Shall not I that make others to bring forth children, myself bring forth, saith the Lord? shall I, that give generation to others, be barren, saith the Lord thy God?” (Isa 66:9)

Meditate on that for a moment…

God was putting forth the omnipotence of His majesty and His track record as a life-giver, the way maker — the God of breakthroughs and sudden turn arounds.

Just as that woman going through the delay of the difficult delivery will not be allowed to give up on the process by the midwife and accompanying medical attendants in that labour room, God is asking you reading this, going through a delay and difficult moment at the point of delivering God’s promises for your destiny or season not to give up, but to p-u-s-h!

They will encourage the woman to push and if she is too weak or incapable of doing so herself naturally, they will look for ways to intervene in order to prevent a destiny from being miscarried and aborted and safely deliver the baby in her womb.

The Holy Spirit is the midwife of your destiny at this point, and God is about to intervene in the delivery of His promises concerning you —if God is able to bring your personal desires to pass, is He not able to bring His own desires and will concerning you to pass?

He will not bring you to the point of birth and then abandon you and not cause you to bring forth!

My dear friend, it is time for the push to happen — God is about to intervene to bring forth that destiny that you have been carrying about in your womb. Don’t give up on that baby just yet!

Selah…

Pastor Wale Ola

Prayer Focus

Just get on your knees, assume a birthing position and push; together with the Holy Spirit, we will all act as the accompanying medical support to push through at the place of prayer.

If you are too tired or too weak to push, simply turn it over to God and ask God for a divine intervention to help bring the promise to birth and to prevent the baby from being still born!

April 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

April 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

Taking The Limits Off

Scriptures For Meditation — Luke 4:16-21; John 8:36

A recurring theme of the bible is the concept of deliverance, which is a by product of Salvation.

Even the Name Jesus, is derived from the Hebrew word Yeshua, which means Jehovah is Salvation.

In our first scripture for today’s meditation (Luke 4:16-21), Jesus lays out for us, His ministry calling card, detailing the essence of His assignment on earth. A close look at the words that He wrote, will show that the verses are expressing different aspects of deliverance from situations that will cause limitations in people’s lives.

This month’s fasting and prayers will be focused on exactly this — Praying for God to take the limits off of our lives!

Many of us are limited by different issues, facing diverse challenges in our lives, that are or have limited us and are contending with our ability to experience and enjoy the abundant life that Christ has promised us. We will stand together in the place of prayers over the next 3 days, to pray that our lives will begin to align with, and manifest the fullness of the promises of God to us in John 8:36.

Prayer Focus

In whatever ways we are being limited; in whatever situations the enemy has been exacting upon us, we are petitioning God to deliver us in the Name of Jesus, to manifest His glory and loose us and set us free indeed from every limitation that is hindering our progress in life, or has hindered us from fulfilling our God-ordained destinies.

Shalom!

Pastor Wale Ola

Join Us At Our April Love Feast

Join Us At Our April Love Feast

Join us for our Love Feast first Sunday of April (7th April, 2019) as we celebrate the goodness of God in our lives and in this ministry.

Please do stay behind after the service for refreshments and fellowship, and feel free to invite friends and family to come along with you too!

See you there.

Pastor Wale

DAY 2: FEBRUARY 2019 FASTING AND PRAYERS

DAY 2: FEBRUARY 2019 FASTING AND PRAYERS

Contending For Your Destiny

Scripture Reading: Matt 16:21-23; Eph 5:13-17

Mat 16:21  From then on Jesus began to tell his disciples plainly that it was necessary for him to go to Jerusalem, and that he would suffer many terrible things at the hands of the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but on the third day he would be raised from the dead.

Mat 16:22  But Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him for saying such things. “Heaven forbid, Lord,” he said. “This will never happen to you!”

Mat 16:23  Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”

Matt 16:21-23 (NLT)

Whose Report Will You Believe?

One sure promise that God has given to us concerning this year, is that there will be changes to the stories of our lives; changes that will glorify His Name and move us into His destined purposes for our lives in this season. Can you say “Amen” to that?

Now as God has spoken, you have a decision to make – you can either choose to believe the word that God has spoken and start declaring it over your life and situation, or you can choose to continue to look at the things that you see in the natural, and ignore the word that God has spoken. But please remember, whatever choice you do make, you will eat the fruits thereof. Selah

As Paul writes, “we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.” (Heb 10:39)

The enemy’s strategy has always been to position himself to challenge the truth of the word that God has spoken to His children, and to try to derail them as they pursue the fulfilment of the word in their lives; he did it with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he did it with Jesus at the temptation and in the Garden of Gethsemane; and no doubt, he will try the same strategy against you.

As the enemy did with Peter in Matt 16:21-23, sometimes, he will even use the people that are close to us, to give us “well-meaning counsel” that will bring us out of alignment with the will of God and His timely purpose for the season that we are in.

“Do not be foolish and thoughtless, but understand and firmly grasp what the will of the Lord is…!”

Maybe even now as you read this, he has already started to Weave his web of deception and lies to confuse your mind and prise the word of faith from your heart, make you change what you see, so that he can make you change your confession….and this is only the second month into the new year!

We will end today’s meditation by reflecting on the reading of our second scripture text from the Amplified translation of the bible:

Eph 5:13  But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light [of God’s precepts], for  it is light that makes everything visible.

Eph 5:14  For this reason He says, “Awake, sleeper, And arise from the dead, And Christ will shine [as dawn] upon you and give you light.”

Eph 5:15  Therefore see that you walk carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people],

Eph 5:16   making the very most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] evil.

Eph 5:17  Therefore do not be foolish and thoughtless, but understand and firmly grasp what the will of the Lord is.

Selah

Pastor Wale Ola

Prayer Focus

  • Lord let the words that I speak concerning my circumstances align with the word You have spoken concerning my destiny.
  • Dear Lord, please give me the wisdom to discern the counsel of man that is out of alignment with Your purpose for my life and my season.
  • Speak into and command every area of your life to obey the prophetic declaration that God has spoken concerning your life.
  • Prophesy into the month of March and call forth the release of every resource (material, financial, spiritual, human) that you will require to fulfil God’s agenda for your life in this new month.
  • Pray that as you have found favour with God, men will also honour, elevate, celebrate and favour you in Jesus’s Name. Amen.
February 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

February 2019 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

Contending For Your Destiny

Scripture Reading: 1Timothy 1:18; Psalm 102:13

What did God say to you? What had He said to you concerning your destiny, your career, your ministry, your finances, your children, this year?

What lies has the enemy been speaking to you through the circumstances and situations that you are experiencing right now?

Whose report will you believe?

Some Questions To Answer

As we begin our fasting and prayers for the month of February, I will like us to consider a few more questions which I believe have been inspired by the Spirit of God to move us into alignment with His promises concerning this season, and that we can use to pray through to the victory that is ours in Christ for this year—

  • Can you relate to any of the issues listed below?

    • Do you feel as though you have been fighting an unending battle that you never seem to be able to get a break from?
    • Do you sometimes feel powerless and exhausted fighting against an enemy that seems to be too strong for you?
    • Stagnation?
    • Disappointments?
    • Hinderance?
    • Delay?

    If you have answered yes to any of those questions, please take some time to rejoice and celebrate the victory that you are about to experience over these challenges in this season of your life, as God exposes and destroys the operation of the spirit of Jezebel in your life!

    The spirit of Jezebel is not a person! It is the spirit of discouragement that fights against the prophetic word that has been spoken over your life and destiny.

    How The Spirit Operates

    The Spirit of Jezebel operates as strong demonic influences that stir up discouragement, weariness, jealously, resentment and suspicion, and is often vindictive toward the person who detects its presence or confronts its operation. It conspires to drive people to abort the progress and success of divinely ordained projects, purposes, relationships, organisation, potential and destinies.

    It will sometimes use false prophecies or so-called, dreams, visions or “insights from God” to bring fear, confusion and discouragement, in order to negate or counter a genuine word from God or work of God. It is a beguiling spirit that draws the unwitting in and recruits them as an army against the work of God in your life.

    The Warfare

    Remember as you examine the activities of this spirit that you will discover that you can be both the victim and perpetrator. As we deal with this spirit working against you, you also have to be aware that the spirit can use you as an instrument to discourage, hinder or sabotage the work or the plans of God in someone else’s life as well.

    The Victory

    When the Lord gives you victory over this spirit, you will notice that a veil will be lifted, and scales of deception will fall from your spiritual eyes or from the eyes of those that the enemy has beguiled and had been instigating against you to hinder your efforts. Truth will prevail and set you free from anything built upon fabrications, lies, falsehood and untruths.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

    Prayer Focus

    • Lord, let me hear clearly, Your instructions that I need to hear to walk in obedience to Your word.
    • Lord Unveil my eyes; let me know the truth of Your word concerning my life and every situation that I am in right now.
    • Expose and destroy the influence of every lie of the enemy that has been designed to sabotage your plans and purposes for my life.
    • Deliver me from every deception and the lies that the enemy has used to distract me or to resist my progress and promotion; whether through words, my thoughts, my emotions and feelings, offences, jealousy, false prophecies, dreams and visions that are not from God.
    • Uproot everything in my life and in the lives of my helpers, my thinking and my emotions, that has kept me in bondage to the spirit that has been deployed to hinder the fulfilment of your word concerning my life.
    • I declare the truth of Your word over my life (Psalm 102:13).
    January Prayer and Fasting Day 3 — (Thursday 31st)

    January Prayer and Fasting Day 3 — (Thursday 31st)

    The River of God

    Scriptures For Meditation — Ezekiel 47:6-12

    Our scripture for meditation today is part of the key scriptures that God gave to us at the beginning of the year.

    In keeping with our prayer focus for our fasting this month, we’ll be using these verses to pray for souls for GLA and the prosperity of the ministry.

    God showed Prophet Ezekiel a vision of the River of God following out from the sanctuary down through the desert and finally emptying into the valley of the dead sea.

    Very significantly, the consequence or the impact of this River as it flows through the different regions that it touches, is quite profound!

    As the NLT translated verse 9,

    “There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows.”

    And it goes on in verse 12 of the same translation:

    “Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the river. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”

    There was freshness everywhere the River went. Dead things come alive and living things thrive even more; there’s prosperity on every side and barren desert places become fruitful. There will be sustained nourishment and every month will yield its increase!

    Oh that that same River will flow into our ministry; what a glorious change it would make in our lives!

    Let’s reach out to God and believe Him together for this miracle in Jesus’s Name!

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

    Prayer Focus

    • Let’s pray for the River of God to flow into every part of this ministry and to bring revival.

    • Pray for God to bring healing and deliverance everywhere the River flows.

    • Pray for fruitfulness on every side; for the efforts and work of the ministry to bear fruit.

    • Bring every programme and ministry initiative we will be doing this year before God and pray for God’s blessing on them to prosper them.

    • Pray for souls to be saved and added to the church in abundance.

    • Pray that every month of this year will see souls saved and added to the church from all the nations of the world.

    • Pray that God will establish and cause those who are already planted in the church to flourish and be grounded in Him.

    January Prayer and Fasting Day 2 — (Wednesday 30th)

    January Prayer and Fasting Day 2 — (Wednesday 30th)

    An Obstacle To Overcome

    Scriptures For Meditation — 2Cor 4:1-4; Col 1:13

    Yesterday, we looked into the heart of the Father to see a heart that is relentless in the pursuit of sinners, not to punish them, but to love them into becoming His children.

    As was said also, we have been enlisted as co-workers to help in the realisation of this desire.

    In response to this, we have undertaken the task to partner with God in prayers over this fasting period to see His kingdom enlarge; however our commitment to this task, must go beyond simply praying: “Lord, please make it happen in Jesus’s Name”.

    We have to work smart!

    We need to understand and work with the knowledge of the critical truth expressed in our first scripture for today — we would be dealing with people whose minds have been blinded by the enemy, in order to prevent them from receiving the truth of the gospel that can save them and set them free; and then, some are bound and need to be loosed even after they get saved, in order to remain in the kingdom.

    Our Task

    Our Task today will be to use the authority that God has given to us in Christ Jesus, to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of realising the objective. (Matthew 28:18-20)

    Let’s go in the power of the Holy Ghost and see His kingdom come as souls are saved and added to His kingdom!

    Prayer Focus

    • Pray for the minds that have been blocked in resistance to the gospel to be opened and to become responsive to the truth.

    • Take authority over the lies of the enemy and cast down every imagination and knowledge that are being exalted above the word of God.

    • Unlock the prison doors of the strongholds that have kept the people bound, then loose the chains and set the captives free

    • Pray for God to provide opportunities and to orchestrate situations to witness the gospel to the unsaved.

    • Call forth the souls into God’s kingdom and also into our fellowship.

    January Fasting & Prayers — Day 1 (Tuesday 29th)

    January Fasting & Prayers — Day 1 (Tuesday 29th)

    Partnering With God

    Scriptures For Meditation: Matthew 9:35-38; Proverbs 11:30

    As I prepared to write the blog for this month’s fasting and prayers, a few thoughts came to my mind concerning what was the best way to capture and express what was on my heart concerning the focal point of our fasting.

    Then an overriding thought came to my mind as I considered this question:

    I wonder what’s on God’s mind?

    I wonder if God has any prayer points; but why would He? Seeing as all things were created by Him and for Him?

    But then I thought again; we spend so much time presenting our prayer lists before God; what about agreeing with Him on His own prayer point?

    If God had one prayer point, what would it be? That’s what I would want to pray about!

    Well, the answer to this question is not a super-spiritually discerned, theological revelation. It can be found by simply looking into the heart of the Father —

    The heart of the Father beats for souls to be saved and delivered from the damnation of hell.

    That’s the primary reason that He sent His Son Jesus Christ.

    It follows then, that we as believers, ought to partner with God, to see His will established on the earth by helping to bring His desire to pass.

    Our prayer this month will be our seed into the expansion of God’s kingdom.

    Whilst we are believing God for prosperity in our own personal lives; in our business, ministry, finances, careers, etc, we will be partnering in prayers with God over the next three days, to believe with Him for the expansion of His kingdom.

    Let’s burden our hearts with that one thing that we know is paramount in God’s heart. When Jesus declared that He will build His church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it, He was looking forward to you and I as believers and ransomed souls, to be the building blocks for His Church.

    What an awesome privilege!

    That the creator and possessor of the heavens and the earth will deem it fit to call us His children, co-labourers with Him and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus!

    How else can we begin repay that love than by reflecting that same love in our lives and through our actions to bring many more souls into God’s family?

    Can you say to the Lord today:

    Here I am Lord; send me. I’m available and willing to be used by you!

    Selah

    Pastor Wale Ola

    Prayer Focus

    • Let’s start by thanking God for this ministry; for God’s faithfulness through the years, for the souls that have been saved and touched by the ministry of this fellowship.
    • Let’s thank Him for all those people that He has used over the years to support and to serve in this ministry.
    • Let’s thank Him for the testimonies and the manifestation of His presence and blessings in our lives.
    • Let’s put our needs to the side for the moment and with our whole heart, pray and believe for souls to be saved and added to God’s kingdom.
    • As GLA Lighthouse is an extension of God’s kingdom, let’s pray that we will also see the manifestation of the expansion of His kingdom even in this ministry, as we experience supernatural growth and expansion in the year 2019 in Jesus’s Name.
    • Let’s each pray for God to show us how we can as individuals, be used more by Him in this year for the expansion of His kingdom.
    • Let’s pray for the Anointing and every empowerment and resource we need to be equipped to do this.
    July 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    July 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    AUGUST, HEAR THE WORD OF THE LORD!

    Scriptures For Meditation — Ecc 8:4; Mark 11:22-24

    “Where the word of a king is, there is power; And who may say to him, “What are you doing?”

    “Where the word of a king is, there is power…”

    Waiting for direction for our concluding prayers on the last day of this month’s fasting and prayer, the first part of our scripture for today (Ecc 8:4) was what kept ringing in my spirit —

    As the Amplified version of the bible puts it:

    “the word of a king is authoritative and powerful…”.

    There is great power in the word of God! The prophets of the Old Testament times exhibited a profound understanding of this truth, as they would usually preface a prophecy to the people with the phrase:

    “Thus saith the Lord”;

    and the Lord would back up the words that He gave them to speak in His Name, by His miraculous power!

    We read about Ezekiel commanding the dry bones to hear the word of the Lord and come to life; God also commanded him to prophesy to the mountains and hills of Israel and to call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals.

    Elijah declared to the skies to withhold rain for three and a half years. Jesus spoke to the fig tree and it obeyed; He spoke to the seas and the winds, they obeyed; He called out to Lazarus, dead four days and stinking; Lazarus came back to life —

    And the NLT version puts it this way:

    “His command is backed by great power. No one can resist or question it.” Ecc 8:4

    Even death and the grave could not resist the power and authority of the word of His command.

    As the bible tells us in Heb 1:3, He upholds all things by the word of His power. Hallelujah!

    With all these in mind, we will open our mouths and declare God’s counsel and blessings over and into the month of August, concerning every area of our lives, church and family.

    Come, Bless the Lord

    Psa 134:1 A Song of Ascents. Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD, Who by night stand in the house of the LORD!

    Psa 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.

    Psa 134:3 The LORD who made heaven and earth Bless you from Zion!

    Prayer Focus

    Open your mouth wide and prophesy into the month of August.

    Declare that it is only the counsel of the Lord that will stand in your life, family, household, business, ministry, education, etc.

    Petition God for, and declare open heavens over the month of August.

    Prophesy divine alignment of your life with the resources, provisions and blessings that God had purposed for your season.

    Prophesy the opening of the miraculous gateways and the doorways of blessings, favour and breakthroughs for yourself, your household and the church family in Jesus’s Name.

    Let God fill your mouth with praise as you thank Him in advance for answering your prayers. Amen.

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    July 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    July 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    The Seed of Greatness

    Scriptures For Meditation — Gen 12:1-3; Gal 3:7-9, Gal 3:16;26-29; Eph 3:20

    In Gen 12:1-3, the bible records one of the greatest promises that any man would ever receive from God.

    God had previously had a conversation with Abraham, where He made some promises to him. Gal 3:7-9 expands on these promises, and verses 16;26-29 bring the point home.

    In Christ Jesus, we are the seed of Abraham and joint heirs with Christ of the promises that God made to Abraham — the seed of the greatness that God promised Abraham is also in us!

    Let’s Look At What This Seed of Greatness Promises Us

    God said to Abraham:

    • I will make you a great nation — Multiplication (Calling the things that did not yet exist as if they already did!)

    • I will bless you — Anointing (empower you with all you need to be all I’ve called you to be)

    • I will make your name great — Power and Renown

    • You shall be a blessing — Prosperity

    • And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed — Overflow and Influence

    Beyond Limits

    As we can see, the promises that God made to Abraham were not to be limited or contained just to himself alone; it was to be an overarching blessing that would overflow into generations and also into nations, benefitting many beyond his immediate sphere of influence.

    We will be praying today as we wait on the Lord in fasting, that He will take the limits off our lives and off our minds, such that we can receive all that He wants to do in us, so that we can accomplish all that He wants to do through us.

    Take the limits off me Lord!

    Let’s pray for a fresh infilling and overflow of the Holy Spirit into our lives, homes businesses, ministries, jobs, in Jesus’s Name.

    Let’s pray that we will see and experience the evidence of this filling in Jesus’s Name.

    Let’s pray that God will activate the seed of greatness that is in us through our faith in Christ Jesus.

    Let’s pray for the release of all the promises that are contained in that seed, so that the blessings of Abraham may be truly ours as God has promised. (Multiplication, anointing/divine enablement, power and renown, prosperity and influence).

    Let’s pray that our lives will align with God’s agenda for the month of August, and for every limitation that has set us back to be taken out of the way in Jesus’s Name.

    Amen

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    July 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    July 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    Filling Empty

    Scriptures For Meditation — Ps 42:1- 11; Ps 51:10-12; 2 Cor 4:7-18

    A few weeks ago, God was speaking to us about the need to come to Him empty so He could fill us to use us.

    We saw how so many things could fill our lives to the extent that they displace God from being preeminent in our lives.

    Declutter

    God’s continued charge to us, is to be intentional about being emptied of anything and everything that has taken over our hearts and filled His rightful place in our lives.

    This will be our first area of focus as we begin this month’s fasting and prayers — Emptying ourselves before God; doing a spiritual de-cluttering and asking God to retake His place and build His throne in our hearts, so that He can reign and rule unequivocally over our lives.

    Another Kind of Emptiness

    We also talked about another kind of emptiness that is undesirable, which believers may sometimes experience in their walk with God — the sinking feeling that we cannot connect with God; where He feels so far away from us and distant. We just can’t seem to feel His presence or hear His voice.

    In the frustration of our situation, our Christian life has become stagnant, lifeless and empty of true fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

    What a dreadful experience this is for anyone who goes through times like this!

    Panting Hard After God

    The Psalmist was experiencing such a season in his life as was recorded in Ps 42 that we are meditating on today.

    In his case, his “emptiness” had been enforced on him as he was made to run into exile and take refuge in a strange land. Deprived of his ability to come before the Lord and worship in the house of the Lord like he would normally do (Ps 42:4), he lamented the distressing emptiness that his soul felt with his separation from God in worship.

    Maybe like him, you are also going through these emotions in your life at this time. Maybe you are in the middle of an experience or situation that has taken you away from worship, or is hindering your fellowship with God from being vibrant and with the same fervency or regularity that you once enjoyed.

    Deep Calls Unto Deep

    It is time for deep to call unto deep — Deep despair reaching out unto the vast depth of the love and power of God to pull you up and out of that valley onto the heights of His tender mercies and lovingkindness.

    Cry out like the Psalmist did:

    Why are you in despair, O my soul? Why have you become restless and disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. (Ps 42:11)

    Pray this prayer for yourself or for anyone in your family, circle or church that may be going through this at this present time.

    The Lord isn’t finished with you yet and He definitely hasn’t forgotten you!

    You will yet praise Him; the Lord will perfect all that concerns you and cause you to walk upon your high places in Jesus’s Name.

    Amen.

    Pastor Wale Ola

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    June 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    June 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    From This Day Forward…

    Scriptures For Meditation — Haggai 2:18-19; 2 Chronicles 6:12-31

    Hag 2:18 ‘Consider now from this day forward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid—consider it:

    Hag 2:19 Is the seed still in the barn? As yet the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not yielded fruit. But from this day I will bless you.’ “

    The two passages of scripture that we are meditating on for this last day of our fasting and prayers, capture the essence of what God is doing in our lives in this season.

    Altered At The Altar

    We started our first instalment of the series on curses and blessings reading the prophetic message that Haggai gave to the children of Israel, letting them know that the reason they were living under a curse was because they had neglected to keep their vows to God, which they made to Him when He delivered them from the bondage of the Babylonian captivity. (Hag 2:1-17)

    They were meant to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple and the walls of the city. However, when they got their deliverance, they soon forgot about their obligations to God and went about their merry lives doing their own stuff; an attitude that even till this day, many of us unwittingly find ourselves exhibiting.

    Whilst our focus yesterday was on pulling down and destroying evil altars, as we saw in Gideon’s life, we can only build the Lord’s altar, after other unholy altars have been destroyed.

    Haggai returned to express an imminent change in the fortunes of the children of Israel, after they eventually did what God had demanded of them. As they laid the foundation of the temple and began the work of rebuilding God’s house, another prophetic word came to them from God —

    From this day forward, I will begin to change your story; I will change the situation of your life, and I will bless you!

    This is also the promise of God to us today!

    We tore down the altars of Baal in our lives yesterday, and today, we shall be laying the foundation of a glorious Temple to the Lord in our lives and rebuild the altar where our lives will be an offering — a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to Him — For as the bible says, we (believers) are the temple of God.

    Recovery, Restoration, Rededication

    In the second scripture, we see again, what happened when Solomon was dedicating the completion of the original temple that had been destroyed.

    Solomon petitioned God on behalf of himself and the nation, by making some demands on God’s mercy and favour on account of the temple that had been built. (2 Chr 6:12-39)

    He closed his prayers with a powerful invocation of God’s covenant keeping grace:

    2Ch 6:40 “Now, O my God, I pray, let Your eyes be open and Your ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.

    2Ch 6:41 “Now then arise, O LORD God, [and come] to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength and power. Let Your priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation and let Your godly ones rejoice in [Your] goodness.

    2Ch 6:42 “O LORD God, do not turn away and reject the face of Your anointed; remember Your lovingkindness and faithfulness to Your servant David.”

    Prayer Focus

    We are also going to similarly rededicate our lives to God, and invoke His grace and loving kindness — His mercy and His favour over our lives and our families.

    We have confessed and repented of our sins, renounced ungodly covenants and broken every curse and cancelled negative pronouncements over our lives and families.

    We know that in the name of Jesus, our faithful Heavenly Father has heard and answered our prayers and rebuked the enemy, shut the mouth of the devourer and destroyed his power and influence over our lives.

    We will therefore pray and claim the same promise that He made through Haggai to His people —

    From this day forward, the Lord our God will bless us!

    This is our battle cry against the enemy of our soul and destiny; we are blessed beyond the curse.

    We have been blessed by God, and no one can stop it or reverse it!

    The shout of our King is amongst us; Jehovah has been proclaimed to be our King.

    Hallelujah!

    Please join us online on Zoom again tonight for us to pray the prayer of Restoration and Rededication together.

    May the Lord answer you speedily in Jesus’s Name.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

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    June 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    June 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    OPEN AND CLOSE

    Scripture For Meditation — Judges 6:1-32; 1John 1:9; John 8:36

    “When the enemy has an open door into your life, the doorways of God’s blessings in your life are closed.”

    This was the statement that the Spirit of God impressed in my heart as I prepared to write today’s blog.

    God had promised to increase Israel as the sand on the sea shore; but as we read in our scripture passage, their sin stopped their growth and diminished them, and then their enemies, though otherwise every way inferior to them, overpowered them with numbers.

    Open Doors and Breaches

    Taking advantage of the open door that the Israelites’ disobedience presented to them, their enemies tried to deprive God’s people of the blessings which God had promised them —

    They tried to hinder the access and enjoyment of the Israelites to the promised land.

    The Enemy’s Strategy —

    A repeating pattern of failure and a cycle of defeat.

    Jdg 6:3 For it was whenever Israel had sown [their seed] that the Midianites would come up with the Amalekites and the people of the east and go up against them.

    Jdg 6:4 So they would camp against them and destroy the crops of the land as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel as well as no sheep, ox, or donkey.

    Jdg 6:5 For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, and they would come in as numerous as locusts; both they and their camels were innumerable. So they came into the land to devastate it.

    They always came at the time of harvest to devour the fruits of their labour.

    All their produce and livestock was stolen after they worked hard to bring it to fruition. Does that sound familiar to you?

    But you have not obeyed My voice:

    God sent this messenger to tell them where the real problem was. It wasn’t that the Midianites were so strong, it was that because Israel was so disobedient, they were under the curse of toiling without harvest.

    Manifestations of The Curse

    Some of these things may be identifiable in our own lives as well:

    Hardship — Threshing wheat in the wine press — This was both difficult and humiliating.

    Fruitless labour — They had neglected to honour God with their substance and had prepared that for Baal with which God should have been served, and now God justly permitted an enemy to take it away in what should have been the season of their harvest.

    Poverty — When Israel kept in line with God, they reaped what others sowed (Jos 24:13; Psa 105:44); but now that God had forsaken them others reaped what they sowed.

    Oppression— The Israelites imprisoned themselves in dens and caves, because of the oppressive spirit of fear that had come upon them (Judges 6:2)

    Tearing Down The Altars of Baal

    By Gideon – Jdg 6:25-32

    By Jehoiada – 2Ki 11:18

    By Josiah – 2Ki 23:4-5

    In ancient Israel, the people worshipped Baal because he was thought to be the god of weather, and they relied on the weather for agricultural prosperity.

    In the hard economic times because of the Midianite oppression, people worshipped Baal all the more – not understanding that they only made things worse by not turning to God.

    God called Gideon to get his own house in order first –

    He had to destroy the altar of Baal before he could raise an altar to the Lord, and reverse the prevailing negative circumstances in their lives!

    This is the same call of God to us in this moment in time — Get your house in order first!

    We have to tear down the demonic altars of lies, deceit and unrighteousness that have prevailed in our lives, and empowered the enemy at the expense of the praise and honour that is due to God and robbed us of our destiny.

    Prayer Focus

    Spend the day to reflect on the negative patterns in your life or family.

    Repent of whatever open doors or gaps that may be in your life or family that have empowered or are empowering the enemy to work against your destiny.

    Cancel every curse that’s operating in your life or in your family line that are the result of the open doors.

    Prayers of Renunciation (To be read from the slides at the prayer session tonight)

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    June 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    June 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    The Shout of The King Is Amongst Us!

    Scriptures For Meditation — Numbers 23:19-21; Jer 31:29-30; Eph 1:3

    Num 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

    Num 23:20 Behold, I have received a command to bless; He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

    Num 23:21 “God has not observed wickedness in Jacob [for he is forgiven], Nor has He seen trouble in Israel. The LORD their God is with Israel, And the shout of their King is among the people.

    We have been studying the story of Balaam and Balaak in the book of Numbers, where Balaak (the king of Moab) had employed the prophet Balaam to curse Israel.

    As we read In the story, there are a few important pointers that we can hold on to as we petition God on behalf of our families and contend for our destinies; we will identify and stand against whatever repeating limiting or destructive patterns that we may be experiencing in our lives or families.

    1. God cannot lie

    This is the foundation on which we will be building our stand as we believe God for what we are petitioning Him for. Whatever He has promised to do in our lives or situation, He is faithful to keep His promises concerning us.

    2. When God blesses you, no one can reverse or alter His pronouncements over your life.

    3. The blessings of God over your life are more powerful than whatever curses may have been spoken over your life or at work in your family lineage.

    4. Because your life is hidden with Christ in God, every Curse or negative pronouncement concerning your life will not stand not prosper.

    5. God has blessed and equipped you with everything that you need to fulfil His purpose for your life.

    What’s Your Reality?

    Having said all of that, some of us will realise upon looking closely into our lives, that the story of our lives may be somewhat removed from this reality. We may suspect that there appears to be some sort of hex or curse or negative spiritual forces fighting against us like an unseen hand, pulling us back or resisting us when we try to move forward in life.

    And this may not just be limited to only ourselves, as sometimes, we could identify the same pattern at work in the lives of some people in our family line as well!

    Friend, if these are true concerning you, that ought not to be so in your life as a child of God; and the Good News is that in Christ Jesus, we have the victory and authority over Curses and negative pronouncements spoken over our lives!

    Search and Destroy

    God’s charge to us as we fast and pray this month, is to stand and believe Him for the cancellation of every Curse and the cessation and reversal of every negative cycle that we may have been experiencing in our lives or families.

    Prayer Focus

    On this first day of our waiting on the Lord, we will spend our time to consecrate ourselves to God and invite and entertain His Holy Presence in our lives / space.

    Num 23:21 “God has not observed wickedness in Jacob [for he is forgiven], Nor has He seen trouble in Israel. The LORD their God is with Israel, And the shout of their King is among the people.

    Or as the NLT puts it:

    For the LORD their God is with them; he has been proclaimed their king.

    God being with us is indeed our greatest defence against the attacks or wiles of the enemy!

    Let’s lift a shout of praise to our Defender and Shield.

    Let’s lift up our voices and proclaim Him to be our king.

    Let the shout of the King sound louder than the evil words that the enemy has been speaking concerning your life and over your family.

    Position yourself for your deliverance and breakthrough in Jesus’s Name!

    Eph 2:10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above–spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

    Amen

    May 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    May 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    Scriptures For Meditation — Is 44:1-8; 1Pet 2:9; Rom 8:11; John 7:39

    THE POWER TO WITNESS

    Isa 44:6 This is what the LORD says—Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies: “I am the First and the Last; there is no other God.

    Isa 44:7 Who is like me? Let him step forward and prove to you his power. Let him do as I have done since ancient times when I established a people and explained its future.

    We will be ending this month’s fasting and prayers today, by expanding on one of the Scriptures that we meditated on yesterday (Isa 44:1-8)

    As we look closely at this scripture, we will notice a few things:

    A Chosen People

    First, Isaiah begins his introduction to the promise of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit by identifying the people to whom the promise is being made — God’s Chosen People.

    Isa 44:1 “But now, listen to me, Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one.

    Isa 44:2 The LORD who made you and helps you says: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, O dear Israel, my chosen one.

    As the bible tells us in 1Peter 2:9, we Believers by virtue of Christ’s redemptive work, have also become God’s own special people.

    Do Not Be Afraid

    As Isaiah said to the people in his time, so is the message to someone reading this at this time also — Do not be afraid!

    Though there may be so many things troubling your mind at this time, the overflow of the Spirit of God into your life carries with it a promise of hope and succour to bring you to a different place where your victory is assured and the purpose of God for your life is established.

    Isa 44:8 Do not tremble; do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago? You are my witnesses—is there any other God? No! There is no other Rock—not one!”

    You Are God’s Witness

    Again, just as Christ stated in Acts 1:4 and Acts 1:8, telling us that the reason for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is to empower us to be His witnesses, God also declares that these His chosen people on whom the Spirit are being invested are His witnesses — called to show forth His glory.

    Refresh, Revive Restore

    Isa 44:3 For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.

    The prophecy also brings a promise of the blessings of refreshing, revival and restoration with the overflow of the Spirit of God.

    And A Promise of Prosperity

    Isa 44:4 They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.

    Isa 44:5 Some will proudly claim, ‘I belong to the LORD.’ Others will say, ‘I am a descendant of Jacob.’ Some will write the LORD’s name on their hands and will take the name of Israel as their own.”

    Prosperity is not just talking about money or material provisions — it is basically anything and everything that you need to fulfil God’s purpose for your life; everything that is required for your life to bear witness to the truth of the Good News that you proclaim, that will make people desire to serve the God that you serve and draw them into God’s kingdom!

    The thriving that this prophecy promises, includes:

    • Your health,

    • Advancement in your career, prosperity in your business or ministry

    • Life-Giving Relationships,

    • Peaceful family,

    • Gifts of the Holy Spirit for ministry,

    • Sound state of mind,

    • Favour on the job, and in your sphere of influence or area of calling.

    • Every resource, tool, provision or infrastructure needed to fulfil your purpose.

    • A fruitful life that bears witness to the life, teachings, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Prayer Focus

    Whatever is missing in your life for it to manifest the evidence of the promise of prosperity that comes with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in your life (all the things that are mentioned above) should be established.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale

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    May 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    May 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    Scriptures For Meditation — Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17; Is 44:3-4; Phil 4:13

    OVERFLOW

    “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose–I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]”

    Php 4:13 Amplified

    As we continue to mark Pentecost this week, we have another opportunity to:

    Be reminded of, and to celebrate the essence of who we are as Christians, and also

    • the fulfilment of the promise that God made concerning the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

    Down Payment – (Acts 1:4;8)

    This promise was spoken first in the OT through Prophets Joel and Isaiah in Joel 2:28 and Isa 44:3-4; and then reiterated by Peter on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:17.

    OVERFLOW!

    Yesterday, we meditated on the promise that God gave to us in sending the Holy Spirit to empower us to fulfill His assignment for our lives.

    We also saw that this empowerment that would be invested upon us through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is expressed and is manifest in different miraculous acts in the life of the believer.

    The question however is, if there was already an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, should we still expect another outpouring in our day and age?

    Well, what we can definitely pray for and expect, is a Refuelling or an overflow. Because,

    Whenever there’s an OVERFLOW of the Spirit, the gifts and miracles always manifest.

    We struggle through life trying to “work things out” in our own power and wisdom; we get battered and discouraged by the unending challenges that life throws at us, and we ultimately settle for a defeated life that is devoid of the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Many believers have unwittingly gotten to a place in our walk with God where we have run dry of the presence of the Holy Spirit, as we have relegated Him to the back of the queue, failing to give Him any room to really occupy and direct our lives as He should!

    But dear friend, I am persuaded and believe God for better things concerning you — The promise of the Father is still available for you to claim even now; the overflow of the Holy Spirit in your life will produce the miracle that you have been crying out to God for, if you would receive it and allow Him to fill your life and overflow from you.

    Prayer Focus

    Cry out to God for an OVERFLOW of His Spirit.

    Pray For The Activation, Stirring Up and an OVERFLOW of His Spirit on your life, in your ministry, over your household.

    Pray for an overflow of God’s presence and power into every area of your life and on the church.

    Pray for the activation and release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that you need to fulfil God’s assignment for your life.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

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    May 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    May 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    Scriptures For Meditation — Acts 1:3-8; John 1:12; Ephesians 3:20;

    Can Do, Will Do

    We celebrated The Feast of Pentecost last Sunday. The theme of our fasting and prayers this month, is going to focus on the realities of what Pentecost should mean for us as New Testament believers.

    In Acts 1:4, Jesus enjoined His disciples to wait on the promise of The Father to send the Holy Spirit to them; and in verse 8, He tells them the reason why:

    They would receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on them!

    This power they were to receive, was going to be a prerequisite or a necessary pre-condition for what they were to do afterwards.

    What Was This Power?

    Dunamis

    For us to get the full import of this promise, it will be necessary to have an understanding of what that word “power” really means.

    In the context of use, it is translated from the Greek word — Dunamis.

    And as Thayer’s Greek Bible Definition, highlights, it means:

    Strength Power, Ability, Inherent power;

    Power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature.

    So when Jesus said they would receive power, He was saying that they were going to have a change in their nature when the Holy Spirit comes upon them, that would invest them with an inherent power to do things!

    This power also refers to the ability which that person or thing exerts and puts forth and manifests in:

    • The power for performing miracles

    • Moral power and excellence of soul

    • The power and influence which belong to riches and wealth (Prosperity)

    • The power and resources arising from numbers (Growth and Multiplication)

    • The power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, hosts (Dominion and Authority)

    The word dunamis itself, is taken from the Greek word — Dunamai

    And Dunamai means:

    1. To be able to do something — to have power whether by virtue of one’s own ability and resources, or of a state of mind, or through favourable circumstances, or by permission of law or custom

    2. Can do; capacity; to be capable, strong and powerful

    3. To be possible

    Prayer Focus

    Reading all of this, we can see that God has deposited an immense and extremely potent divine ability in us, given to enable us accomplish His purposes for our lives, through the operation and workings of His Holy Spirit in us.

    That’s what Pentecost is about!

    Let’s revisit the definitions of both “Dunamis” and “Dunamai” highlighted above; meditate on the different components of the words, then pray and claim the reality of those things into your life and situation in Jesus’s Name.

    Amen.

    Pastor Wale Ola

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    April 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    April 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    Mouth Open Wide

    Scriptures For Meditation — Ps 81:10; Ps 71:8; Prov 18:21; Eph 3:20

    In the blog post of Day 2 of our fasting and prayers, we talked about Open Gates and Open Doors being a consequence of open heavens. Today, we’ll be talking about another important component that facilitates our walking under and enjoying the blessings of open heavens in our lives — Open Mouths!

    As one of my friends liked to say:

    “A closed mouth is a closed destiny”!

    In our first scripture reading for today (Ps 81:10), God gave an instruction which could also be said to be a challenge, to the children of Israel —He said to them:

    “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”!

    At first glance, this charge may be understood to simply mean opening of the mouth in prayer.

    However, the command goes much beyond just that, as it says, to open it wide — to be bold and daring; to take the limits off our minds and off of God, and believe Him to exceed our expectations. (Eph 3:20)

    As the Bible commentator Giles says:

    To open the mouth wide in prayer is to pray with great freedom, to pour out the soul to God, lay open its whole case, and tell him all his mind and wants; to pray with great boldness, and with much importunity and fervency, and in full assurance of faith, pleading with great strength the promises of God, and asking in faith for much, according to them; and God may be said to fill this wide mouth of faith in prayer, when he grants the desires of the heart, gives his people what they will, even very largely and abundantly, yea, more than they can ask or think.

    It could also mean that when we get to that place where having been wearied in our waiting and weakened in faith by disappointments and deferred hope, even though we have no more words to pray, we open our mouth wide in faith and allow the Holy Spirit to fill it with His words of faith.

    Dear friend, the promise of God to you; His instruction for us today, is to open our our mouth – WIDE and allow Him to fill it!

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

    Prayer Focus

    Open your mouth wide and prophesy into the month of May. Declare that it is only the counsel of the Lord that will stand in your life, family, household, business, ministry, education, etc.

    Petition God for, and declare open heavens over the month of May.

    Prophesy divine alignment of your life with the resources, provisions and blessings that God had purposed for your season.

    Prophesy the opening of the miraculous gateways and the doorways of blessings, favour and breakthroughs for yourself, your household and the church family in Jesus’s Name.

    Let God fill your mouth with praise as you thank Him in advance for answering your prayers. Amen.

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