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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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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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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