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Praying In The Power Of God

By Minister Mengue M. Eka-Abila

John 14:13-14
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name,that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

Luke 10:18-20
“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall be any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

Remember the slogan: “Little prayer, little power. More prayer, more power.”

Remember the song: “Whose report will you believe?”

Whose report will you believe?
We shall believe the report of the Lord?

His report says I am healed
His report says I am free
His report says I am healed
His report says Victory!!!

1. How to pray without power:

  • Be self-centered instead of Christ-centered (2 Tim.3:1-5)
  • Be fearful or shy about your faith in Christ (2 Tim. 1:7)
  • Be naturally or intellectually oriented = doubt (James 1:6-7; Rom. 8:5)
  • Be led by circumstances (5 senses): James 1:5
  • Be double-minded Straddle the fence: James 1:5
  • Be bitter and unforgiving
  • Live in guilt (Rom. 7:25)

2. What does it take to pray in the power of God, meaning, with RESULTS?

  • Be born again: i.e., born in the Spirit (John 3:3)
  • Love the Lord: obeying the Lord is the irrefutable proof of your love for Him (John 14:23-24).
  • Dwell in the Word
  • Obey His Word
  • Know the Lord
  • Be a disciple, not just a believer: Love God’s People as God loves them: “A new commandment I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another…then will the world know that you are my disciples.” (John 13:34-35)
    q Deny self daily, take up the cross, and follow Jesus (Mark 8:34)
  • Understand the grace principle (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 8:1-4)
  • Pray with faith, in the name of Jesus (John 14:13-14)

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