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.
    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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    April 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    April 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    Open Gates, Open Doors

    Scriptures For Meditation — Isaiah 60:11-12; Matthew 16:18-19; Rev 3:7

    The Bible in many verses particularly in Old Testament prophecies, would often refer to gates and doors.

    Figuratively, both gates and doors can refer to control of access or right of passage. So, the person that has the keys to the gateways and the doorways gets to decide what comes through those access ways.

    One of the consequences of open heavens is uninterrupted or unhindered access to provisions or supplies. Whether they be spiritual, material, physical or otherwise —This means open gateways and doorways.

    When Jacob had his dream of open heavens at Bethel, one of the things that he declared was: “This is the gate of heaven..!” (Gen 28:17)

    In our first scripture reference for today (Is 60:11-12) which is a follow up to the earlier prophetic instruction to Zion to arise out of darkness (Is 60:1-10), God promises Zion that her gates would not be shut, but be open continually so that her supplies may come in unhindered.

    In our second scripture (Matt 16:18), Jesus declares that the “gates of hell” shall not prevail against the establishment and advancement of His Church, and Rev 3:7 tells us why — He is the One that holds the keys to the gateways and the doorways!

    Keys denote power, authority and control; all of which are vested in Christ Jesus and have been made available to us as redeemed children of God, through His sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.

    Let’s begin by thanking God for the provision that He’s made for us in Christ Jesus.

    PRAYER FOCUS

    Let’s use the keys that He’s given us to block and destroy every gateway through which the enemy has, has had or plans to have access into our lives, family, or to impair our destiny.

    Let’s pray for the gateways and the doorways that God has ordained for our blessings and provisions to be opened in Jesus’s Name.

    Let’s pray that God will open miraculous doors of favour, promotion, breakthroughs, provisions and deliverance for us and every member of our families in Jesus’s Name.

    Let’s pray that in the month of May, the Way maker will make a way for us, and that He will empower us to enter in through those gateways and doors that He will open for us, to fully appropriate our blessings in Jesus’s Name.

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    April 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    April 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 1

    Open and Aligned

    Scriptures For Meditation — Matt 7:7-8; Is 64:1-4

    A few years ago, I had a dream of a big funnel filled with oil that was pouring down from heaven to earth.

    It was a continuous stream of oil that was flowing out of the funnel, and as I followed the path of the stream, I saw that there was a big container – a bucket, at the bottom of the flow that was meant to collect the oil.

    However on looking closer at the sight I was seeing, I realised that the container was slightly misaligned off from the spout of the funnel, and the oil that was meant to be flowing inside the container was actually being wasted, pouring on the floor around the bucket instead.

    As I meditated on our fasting and prayers theme for this month, the Holy Spirit reminded me of this dream again, using it as a follow up to the prayers that we prayed last month.

    Divine Alignment

    Last month, the theme of our prayers was open heavens. We prayed that God will Open the Heavens over us and our households in every area of your lives.

    But as God reminded me in the dream that I shared above, it is indeed possible for the Heavens to be open and for God to be pouring out oil from the funnel of His blessings, but for our container to be out of alignment and not be receiving the intended blessings.

    On this first day of our fasting and prayers, we will be praying a prayer of Divine Alignment.

    I pray that God will hear and answer our prayers speedily in Jesus’s Name.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

    Prayer Focus

    • Let’s start by thanking God for the open heavens over our lives, acknowledging by faith that we believe He heard the prayers that we prayed last month.

    • Let’s ask God to show us areas of our lives that the enemy may be exploiting to accuse us before God or rob us of our blessings.

    • Let’s confess and repent of any sin and plead the blood of Jesus over our lives.

    • Let’s pray that God will reposition us correctly to receive the blessings that He has for us in this season.

    • Let’s pray that God will reposition the people and the resources that are meant to be the vessels of our blessings in the places that they will be aligned to deliver what God has purposed for us.

    • Let’s pray that our containers (whatever these may represent in our individual lives – our jobs, ministries, businesses, careers, projects, plans, ideas, proposals, etc) will be in perfect alignment with the funnel of God’s blessings that we are meant to be receiving.

    • Let’s pray for the restoration of everything that we have missed out on because of us being out of alignment with the plans, will, purpose and provisions that God intended for us.

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    March 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    March 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 3

    Open and Close

    Scripture For Meditation: Deuteronomy 28:1-24

    We’ve been meditating and praying on the Theme: Open Heavens, as we’ve waited on the Lord in fasting for this month’s sessions.

    But the thing is, if there are open heavens, it means also that there are possibilities of there being closed heavens as well.

    If the heavens are closed over you, no amount of prayer or fasting, binding and loosening or prophesying will make any difference in your life or situation.

    So, our main task and objective today, is to deal with the state of the heavens over our lives.

    What Causes The Heavens to Be Closed?

    Before we look at this, let’s first see what the bible says about “closed heavens”:

    Heavens Like Brass and Earth Like Iron

    Have you ever been in that place? Have you ever experienced a season in your life, when it appeared as though the heavens were like brass and the earth like iron? Have you ever gotten to the point where it seems like that last verse is playing out in a particular situation or your life in general?

    A type of reenactment of that frustrating Jobsian moment like when job well in dire straits declared: “No matter where I turn or look, I can’t seem to find Him; if only I could get Him to hear my case”! Only this was not about some character in the bible, it is about you and the struggles you have been going through!

    Shuttered Heavens

    Even though the scripture that we just read was about God detailing through Moses to the children of Israel, the curses that would be the consequences of them breaking covenant and walking in disobedience to Him, there are times in our lives when that last verse seems to be our default state of affairs — Nothing seems to be coming down from heaven and nothing is coming up from the earth in spite of all our efforts!

    It is like the heavens are shut up against us and the earth has refused to release the harvest from our labours and efforts. We have cried out to God in prayers and supplication; we have begged, grovelled and “faithed” our way through, but what we have believed God for has not materialised.

    Then Mercy Spoke…

    In 2 Chronicles 7:13-14, Solomon had a visitation from God at the dedication ceremony of the temple he had just built.

    It is interesting to note that the promise that God made to Solomon made a reference to shut up heavens and its consequences. He then went on to proffer a solution to the problem —

    13“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.

    PRAYER FOCUS

    There are so many people going through a hard time right now. So many countries are buckling under the strain of recession and economic downturn. A lot of business are on the brink of collapse; marriages are failing and depression and suicide rates are rising. Unrighteousness and sinful living has become the order of the day.

    So many dear saints are going through personal crises and are frustrated waiting for God to show up and bring deliverance. Can God see, does He hear, Does He still even care?

    Dear friend, If the promise of reprieve from shut up heavens and restoration of God’s favour was made to Solomon in respect of an earthly building – the temple, can you imagine how much more glorious and powerful our heritage as New Testament Christians who are joint-heirs with Christ is; and for whom the precious blood of Jesus is speaking atonement on our behalf?

    God said to Solomon — If His people humbled themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways, He will heal and forgive and restore.

    That is our prayer today; our hearts cry to God.

    If per chance, the sins of the land have stood between our welfare and God’s blessings, if the heavens have been shut up over our business, our ministry, church, home, marriage, children, family line, city or geographical area because of corporate or personal transgressions, we have a reprieve in God’s promise; we have an advocate in Christ Jesus!

    Let’s humble ourselves before God today. Let’s stand in the gap for our families, the corporate body or group that we identify with. Let’s turn our face towards heaven; let’s repent and cry out to God to forgive our corporate and individual sins.

    Let’s cry out to Him in faith —

    Lord have mercy, Lord, hear us; Lord heal our land. Lord remember your promises and the blood that Your Son Jesus Christ shed for us on the cross. Lord please relent in your anger. Lord, Heal my life.

    Pray this prayer in faith and hold on to the promises of God. We are believing together that there will be a turnaround in our situations — God will hear from heaven and answer us speedily; we are going from a life of delayed and unanswered prayers to a life of victory and favour with God and man in Jesus, Name. Amen.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

    March 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    March 2021 Fasting & Prayers — Day 2

    The Gate of Heaven

    Scripture For Meditation: Genesis 28:10-16 (NET)

    “10Meanwhile Jacob left Beer Sheba and set out for Haran. 11He reached a certain place where he decided to camp because the sun had gone down. He took one of the stones and placed it near his head.

    Then he fell asleep in that place 12and had a dream.

    He saw a stairway erected on the earth with its top reaching to the heavens. The angels of God were going up and coming down it 13and the LORD stood at its top.

    He said, “I am the LORD, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the ground you are lying on. 14Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west, east, north, and south. All the families of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using your name and that of your descendants.

    15I am with you! I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you!”

    16Then Jacob woke up and thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, but I did not realize it!”

    17He was afraid and said, “What an awesome place this is! This is nothing else than the house of God! This is the gate of heaven!”

    Hallelujah!

    JACOB ON THE RUN

    This is the story of Jacob, who fearing for his life, was on the run from his brother Esau, after he had deceived and robbed Esau of his inheritance.

    Jacob had run away from home, and had gotten to a place where he was tired and spent, decided to lay down his head and sleep. As he did, The bible says:

    “He took one of the stones and placed it near his head. Then he fell asleep in that place 12and had a dream.” Gen 28:11-12

    Jacob had a revelation of God – He saw a connection between heaven and earth.

    Jacob’s Revelation:

    • He saw a ladder or stairway erected on the earth with the top reaching to heaven.

    • He saw the Angels of God going up and coming down the ladder

    • He saw the Lord standing at the top of the ladder

    • God spoke to him and made him a promise:

    “He said, “I am the LORD, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the ground you are lying on. 14Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west, east, north, and south. All the families of the earth will pronounce blessings on one another using your name and that of your descendants. 15I am with you! I will protect you wherever you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you!” Gen 28:13-15

    PRAYER FOCUS:

    First, we are going to use Jacob’s vision to start our prayers; then we’ll use his declarations. After this, we’ll use some of the promises that God made to him, to petition God for our own breakthrough.

    Jacob’s First Declaration:

    16Then Jacob woke up and thought, “Surely the LORD is in this place, but I did not realize it!” 17He was afraid and said, “What an awesome place this is! This is nothing else than the house of God! This is the gate of heaven!”

    God is in this place but I did not realise it.

    But your own declaration today will be different; it will be:

    God is in this place; and that I know very well!

    Hallelujah!

    Jacob made a second declaration:

    What an awesome place this is.

    It is time for you to change your confession about where you are, how things have been with you — maybe you have been crying and saying you are in a bad place. Your confession changes this very moment in the mighty Name of Jesus!

    Declare it now by faith – What an awesome place this is.

    Jacob’s 3rd Declaration:

    This is nothing else but the House of God

    The House of God Is the Place of His glory. The Place where He makes His tangible presence to be manifest.

    Pray that God will make your location; your home, Business, workplace, school, the place of His residence.

    Pray that the glory of His presence will be evident in your life and in your situation.

    Jacob’s 4th Declaration:

    This is the Gate of Heaven!

    A gate denotes access or an entry point. Begin to pray and declare that there will be a gateway in your life, to heaven’s riches that God has prepared and made available to you in Christ Jesus as the bible affirms in Ephesians 1:3.

    In the place where the sun had set; in the same place where all he had for a pillow to rest his weary head was a stone, God showed up and changed Jacob’s story!

    Pray that God will change your story too.

    Pray that God will Open the heavens over you and your household in every area of your lives.

    Pray that God will cause the former rain and the latter rain to fall upon your land to give you a good harvest for your labour and bring you increase in Jesus’s Name.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

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    March 2021 Fasting and Prayers — Day 1

    March 2021 Fasting and Prayers — Day 1

    Open Heavens

    Scripture for Meditation: Acts 10:1-3

    “1There was a certain man in Cæsarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

    2A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

    3He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

    4And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.”

    Assurance of Faith

    We will be talking about open heavens over the next three days as we wait on the Lord in fasting and prayers.

    In this first instalment, I will like us to consider some things that we can hold on to, as we stand in prayers to believe God for our breakthrough.

    What do we have to do to experience open heavens in our lives?

    From the scriptures that we will be meditating on in these series, we will see some helpful patterns emerge. One thing is very certain:

    Child of God, you can live under open heavens. It is God’s desire and plan for your life to be lived under, and experience continually open heavens. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places, and we know that Christ is seated in the very presence and at the right hand of the Father.

    WHAT TO DO

    • God’s Sovereignty — Many times, God opens the heavens to give man a revelation of His divine presence as a sovereign act without man’s input.
    • Prayers — Our prayers position us to experience open heavens.

    In our theme scripture today, Cornelius “provoked” open heavens, as the bible said concerning him:

    “Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.”

    This is also confirmed by the following two scriptures:

    Luke 3:21— “Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened…”

    James 5:17-18 —“17Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months! 18Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the land sprouted with a harvest.”

    Have you remained steadfast and importunate in your prayers?

    • Giving — In the passage of scripture that we read earlier (Acts 10:3b), Cornelius’s prayers and his generous giving pushed through the heavens to come before God. Your giving (material and financial) can cause the heavens to be open unto you.

    Are you generous in your giving?

    This principle can also be seen highlighted in Malachi 3:10 — “Bring the entire tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in my temple. Test me in this matter,“ says the LORD who rules over all, “to see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until there is no room for it all.”

    Are you faithful in your tithes and offerings?

    • Righteous Living and Obedience — As we read in our two scripture passages from Day 1 (In Dt 28:1-23 and 2 Chr 7:13-14), we saw that God warned Israel that the heavens will be shut up against them if they lived in rebellion and sinned against Him; and conversely, He promised Solomon that with repentant heart and righteous living, His people’s prayers will guarantee open heavens over their lives.

    Are you living a life of obedience and righteousness?

    • Walking in God’s Purpose — One of the ways for us to enjoy open heavens over our lives is to make a commitment to aligning with and walking in God’s purpose for our lives. When we do this, God backs up His word in our lives with the whole of heaven’s resources made available to fulfil His vision and call for our lives.

    Are you walking in alignment with God’s purpose for your life?

    • Faith — This is the building block that underpins every other thing that we have talked about.

    It is the assurance of faith that we have in Christ Jesus, that guarantees us access to the throne room of God.

    As the bible says in Ephesians 3:12b — “…in whom we have boldness and confident access to God because of Christ’s faithfulness”.

    As God did when Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal, and later when he declared to Ahab about God opening up the heavens to send down rain, God honoured Elijah because he honoured and declared God’s words in faith. God responded to Elijah’s faith by opening up the heavens to magnify His Name.

    Child of God, God wants to do the same in your life as well.

    Will you let Him?

    Selah,

    Pastor Wale Ola

    PRAYER FOCUS

    Meditate on the points highlighted above, and use them as a checklist to prepare yourself as we round up our prayers for this month’s fast. Is there anything you need to do or redress in order to position yourself for what we are praying to God for?

    Begin to petition God based on His word and pray that you will begin to walk in the tangible manifestation of open heavens over your life—your household, family, ministry, business, finances, church etc.

    Declare and confess over your life, that from today, you will begin to operate and live under open heavens. That God will open the heavens unto you and over you.

    Declare that every area of your life will begin to manifest the blessings and evidence of open heavens in the Name of Jesus.

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    February Fasting and Prayers — DAY 1

    February Fasting and Prayers — DAY 1

    STREAMS OF HEALING FLOW

    Main Scripture For Meditation— 1Kings 8:33-53

    Focus For This Month

    Our fasting and prayers for this month will focus on combining a few of the things that God has been saying to us over the past few weeks.

    He has spoken to us about our responsibilities as priests, about Streams of Healing flowing into the land, and at last Friday’s prayer service, we saw how God intervened in the affairs of a besieged nation by coming through for them miraculously to turn around a long-standing dire situation overnight.

    Each of the the three days of our prayers will Focus on three areas respectively:

    Our Land (Country / Nation)

    Our Homes (Families / Marriages / Children / Businesses/ Careers; etc)

    The Church (Universal / Local Assembly / Ministries)

    What touches the nation affects the homes, what affects the homes reflects on the church and vice versa!

    Priests Over The Nations

    We will be standing as priests on behalf of the nations, our homes and the church to ask that God will cause the streams of Healing to flow over and into these areas.

    We will petition God to bring healing and turn around those situations that have brought pain and discomfort, especially those long standing issues that have challenged the truth of God’s word and prophecies concerning our lives.

    Shalom,

    Pastor Wale Ola

    DAY 1 PRAYERS — LORD, HEAL OUR LAND

    PRAYER FOCUS

    Additional Scriptures For Meditation: 2 Chronicles 7:11-16; Jer 29:7; Ps 67:1-7

    A Prayer for Mercy

    • Let’s confess and repent of our sins and failures as priests, humble ourselves before God, and then, let’s stand in the gap for the nations and ask God for mercy.

    • Let’s cry out to God to heal the nations not just from the physical / medical effects of the plague, but even so, the consequential or after effects on the economy and the people.

    A Prayer For Refreshing and For the Restoration of God’s Grace and Favour in our lives through the healing of the land.

    • Psalm 67:1 — May God show us his favor and bless us! May he smile on us! (Selah)

    • A Prayer for Refreshing Send rain on our dry land: Psalm 68:9-10

    A Prayer of Thanksgiving

    • Psalm 67:5-6 — Let’s spend some time in thanksgiving

    A Prayer for Increase

    •Then, let’s pray for God to cause the earth to yield its increase to us. That our nation will prosper again and our efforts will bear fruit.

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