House of Favour UK Sunday service live stream 01/08/2021

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to see a brand new day it is of his message that we are not consumed let's just give him praise let's thank him let's say thank you lord it is of your messes lord that we are not consumed we worship you we're giving all the honor it's the first day in the month of august ah let's thank the lord through the storm through the pandemics he kept us giving praise because it is known by our strength is not our effort is not about power it is by the grace of god it is by the spirit of god that we are not consumed thank him for the gift of life giving praise for sound mind thank him for divine health that he has blessed us with lord we worship you we honor you we assault you hallowed be your holy name gracious lord we love you god thank you lord in jesus name we worship you praise the lord i welcome you to the presence of the almighty god congratulations you made it to the first day of the month of august hallelujah our god is faithful our god has been so kind he's been gracious and has been merciful to him be all the glory and praises in jesus name this is the month uh where we seek the face of the lord more than ever before so it's a month of answered prayers more of that later but just to remind us that this is the most where we fast and pray to draw closer to god in order to place ourselves ourselves in a position where we can receive of the lord we'll be talking about that but for now we're going to hear god speak to us hallelujah let's both on our heads and i ask you to please speak to the lord and ask him to teach you something new today and also pray that he'll give you the courage and grace to apply everything you hear today so you know be just hear us alone maybe hear us and doers of his words in jesus name father we come before you this morning we give ourselves to you we thank you lord because you are faithful in all your ways we're about to hear you speak to us now oh god we say lord speak for your servants hear it speak to the teacher speak to the hearers give us grace oh god to be do us of those words we say have your way now father in jesus name we pray praise the lord this morning will continue with our teaching on enjoying god's best since the past four weeks we've been talking about how we can enjoy god's best in different areas of our lives today i'm going to focus on our prayer life specifically and that's because august is a month of prayers and and fasting so it's important that before we get started we understand what this whole thing is about to be honest it's probably not the first time we're hearing about prayers or fasting we may have heard about it over the years and we may have had different understanding or different approaches to it but my hope at the end of today's teaching is that we have a fresh perspective to what fasting and prayer is all about and as we journey in this month of fasting and praying trusting god for answer prayers will be able to sort of trust the word of god that god's word will take effect in our hearts in jesus name and if you've not been coming to church and you've not you've missed out in previous uh teachings of i've done just catch i'll just help you uh bring you to speed very quickly in the next two or three minutes so at the start of this series i did say to us that in order for us to enjoy god's best we need to um we need to apply god's truth god's words in every situation that means we need to um we need to agree that's what i'll do we need to agree with the word of god we need to apply natural laws as well as spiritual laws one or the other doesn't work so if you are applying spiritual law and kind of on the mind the natural laws you find that you're not going to be enjoying god's best because you'll be struggling so for you to be able to enjoy god's best you need to be able to apply natural laws and spiritual laws and we need to also be able to understand that god's plan and purpose for our lives in every way in every area of our life is to enjoy his best and that is by way of enjoying his blessings not running from a miracle to miracle and i've also um told us in the past teachings that if we're seeking the life of miracle from miracle to miracle what we're saying is we want to be living in life of crisis from crisis to crisis because for miracles to happen there has to they have to be crisis if there is no crisis then there will be no miracle i mean if you're living every day normal life for example you wake up in the morning you know the next thing is to go and eat you don't need a miracle for that but when you fall sick and you're not able to eat then you need a miracle for you to be able to eat so that's the difference so we need to be able to understand these things and god's desire for us is not to be expecting miracle living or hoping for miracle but to daily enjoy his best for us by walking in his blessings for us in that line i'm going to carry on today and because today i'm going to focus on prayers like i've said and i encourage you to open to your bibles the book of first kings chapter 18. first kings chapter 18 um is a very very long chapter of the bible but i encourage you in your spirit at your spare time please do find time to read that um a book of first first kings chapter 18. i believe the lord will minister to you he will speak to you through that but i'm just going to give us a quick rundown of the the story in the first book in the first in in first kings chapter 18. now that story is is a very very important one especially to the way we approach prayers in our lives that story is about elijah prophet elijah now when i was preparing for this teaching and i was reading through first games i was laughing i mean the bible is so powerful and so um i don't know about you but there are some times when i'm doing study it's just i just feel like i'm there i was there at the time it happened and it comes alive to me and it comes so real so i was i was i was studying this um in scripture and at the the open scripture that was talking about um obadiah or there was one of god's prophet at the time but the the the focus actually was on prophet elijah now prophet elijah had issues with ahab and king ahab and his wife jezebel and um he was really upset with the way the the israelites had turned away from god to idolatry so if you read chapter 17 so he had pronounced judgment on israel and he said there would be no rain on the earth for three years and he declared it and then he ran away and there was serious farming in the land and then ahab went searching everywhere to find an elijah either to kill him or to get him to reverse the curse but he didn't find elijah but at the end of the three years but in that time ahab went around killing the prophets of god and it was actually i mean he was on them just killing them but then prophet obadiah hid about 100 of these prophets in in two different caves kind of protecting them and king wasn't aware of that now at the end of the three years god appeared to or he spoke to elijah and said to him now i want you to go back to king ahab and show yourself up how about that this is an enemy somebody that was trying to kill him and god is saying go back to him i want you to go and show yourself up now understand please that this was a specific assignment that god gave to um elijah and he sent him to go and make um king gaha now elijah went and please understand elijah was a very very unique prophet he was unique in the sense that the spirit of god was so powerful on him and you know sometimes although those days i don't know there was nothing like aeroplane for example or maybe even cars most of the traveling was done by camels or other means of transportation but do you know that the holy spirit was the transporter of elijah because elijah could just be talking to you or he could be talking to us and then he gets transported in the spirit to somewhere else and in these days people would say maybe he vanished or things like that but he the spirit of god was using him so mightily and so powerfully so elijah would declare things and before they look for him he was gone he just travels in the spirit it's really takes them away so he came to king ahab in in first kings chapter 18. now when he was coming to look for king ahab he didn't see king gerhard just directly he meant prophet obadiah because at that point prophet and king ahab was not fed up of the drought because there was no food it was sales farming and then the animals they were dying um prophet obadiah although he was christian he was it was a follower of the law but he was also working he was the keeper of the palace for um king ahab and jezebel do you see that so although he was a it was it was the following he was a follower of god prophet obadiah prophet and elijah also was a follower of god but one was was kind of an enemy of the people because of his calling because of the calling of god and his life understand this both of them were philosophy but they had different paths god has called them to praise the lord so but the path of elijah was more confrontational but obadiah he was still in the same society and community and there were of course different prophets at the time but they all had a different path so on this day when um elijah came to see king ahab he met obadiah because of um prophet obadiah and king ahab had agreed that he'll go separate ways to translate they can find a stream where they can be taking their animals to to to water them and then on the way king sorry prophet elijah met obadiah and when obadiah saw him he was so excited i said is this really you uh prophet elijah one once they've done the greeting he said okay and can you go and tell your master king ahab that i want to see him at this point obadiah was scared today you can understand that because um ahab had killed a lot of uh the prophets and he was actually actively looking for prophet elijah obadiah said no i can't do that because you're putting my life at risk here if i do and i leave you to go and tell king ahab that you are looking for him maybe before i come back you would have gone the spirit of god that transported you and they can can get help wouldn't think i was lying and then he will kill me right he wasn't ready to die so he was scared but elijah said i'm giving you my word i will be here waiting for ahab now a help came out and saw elijah you know what he said to elijah oh is he really you that trouble it israel you say that he said is there really you troublemaker you're the trouble of israel and elijah reflect that said oh no i don't trouble israel it is you and your household that your family have trouble at israel because you've turned away from the lord remember at the start i said elijah was on a specific assignment okay to go and see prophet ella to go and see king ahab because the end of the three years um drought was coming to an end and then and after they had exchanged exchange that those initial confrontation elijah said to him now i want you to summon all israel to mount camel and all the prophets of baal and prophet prophet of ashira now all the prophets of baal at that time there were about 450 of them and the prophets of ashira were 400. this was the ones directly responsible to jezebel and so they agreed it was going to be a context because what elijah wanted to do was to turn the heart of the people back to god so that they will see who the true god was and they all agreed long story short this is why i said please try and read the whole of first kings 18 because it's so interesting now they gathered at mount carmel and then elijah said to them bring to uh uh you can call them goats or camel or uh bullocks bring them so that we can see who the true god is now the prophet of baal because you are you're more innocent 450 and elijah was alone he was by himself at this context and he said well because you're more you go first and then you'll be made next and they actually did and then he said to them you know you're going to pray to your god ask your god to set fire on this uh sacrifice and if your god answers your god will be the true god if your god doesn't answer and my god answers my goal be the true god deal and everybody said dear praise the lord and so the prophets of van went and the bible says they they started asking and praying to their god and praying that there will be fire when it was long time for sacrifice i started from morning time up until noon and when nothing happened guess what elijah started mocking them oh maybe you need to pray louder because your god may be sleeping it may also be that he's going to the toilet something like that maybe he's going to relieve himself however if you pray louder and shout a bit more and scream a bit more and then we're really doing all that but you know what the there was no response praise the lord and then after they've done that i'll just show you that in the scripture i'm opening my bible now and and after they've done that they screamed they shouted they cried they danced around and it even came to a point they were stabbing themselves because they wanted a flow of blood because that was their tradition it was their culture it's a practice that maybe when they when when they when they spilled blood then their god would hear they did all that but nothing happened and then it was if they sacrificed and i just said oh okay everybody come together now come together we've done that you've tried for money till evening and nothing happened now um i want you to prepare uh repair the altar which he did himself he repaired the altar got 12 stones according to the bible which was representative of the children of israel tribes of israel and then he asked them to pour water to dig troughs around the sacrifice right after he had done that we prepared the altar and then he poured water up to three times he said he said they should do that until he was running from the altar and then he said okay now everybody come together and when he called them all together he said he began by praying to god and thanking god calling upon the god of abraham isaac and jacob and then he prayed as soon as he prayed let's see what the bible says that's so interesting and when he prayed the bible says water uh the fire came from heaven and he licked the water i liked it when the new living translation said it the the fire licked the water licked the sacrifice and licked everything and when the people saw that they said yes the lord is god the lord indeed is god the lord is god and that day um prophet um elijah then said okay now you sing for yourself who the true god is and so he asked them to gather all the prophets of baal and uh they took them to the kidron valley and killed all of them killed all of them and then uh when they got there for elijah afraid it was so funny and then he said to his is his servant that they should tell kangehab to have something to eat quickly and then to return back to israel before the rain starts because the cloud was started to come because it was as though god wanted to put an end to that drought and then there was going to be rain but for that to happen they needed to turn back to the lord and that was all happened at my camera now they turned back from seven bowel by saying the lord was god and they surrendered to him and then they were going to forsake saving and bowel and then the rain was going to fall and um prophet elijah said to ahab go home quickly and he got on his on his chariot and he was going home do you know although he was writing on his chariot and the holy spirit again transported elijah and it got to jesus gate before ahab isn't that amazing and then when you begin to imagine i mean read things like that and they saw gosh how powerful god is but the truth is a lot of us take certain things from scripture in an attempt to kind of try to replicate what has been done before we kind of kind of start to deviate and do things very differently from how god intended to be now we live in generation we live in times where people are seeking after miracles after signs and wonders and in in a beat to try and get miracles and get wonders and get answers to their prayer they kind of are turning away from the way god intended prayers to be now some time ago i was reading an account of a man well a pastor that felt he had deviated from the faith of god and he said according to his account that the reason he was doing that was because of the enormous pressure on him to perform so a lot of people are living this of performance based christianity where you perform then to some people oh god is really using them but when they don't perform miracles they feel oh maybe god has departed or god has left them so he said um he started a ministry as you know in nigeria we have lots and lots of hundreds or thousands of different ministries and he felt it was caught by god but for years years went by years years years came and years went by but he found that his ministry was not growing and there were ministries that started after him they were they were growing there were lots of people there were lots of cars that wouldn't be looking at the churches they'd be like oh there must be something god that he's not doing right and so because of that he actually approached one of the pastors and said can you please show me the way i need my ministry to also grow i need to also be there like you guys and all that and the pastor said oh well if you're willing and you're ready i can show you the way it's it's not that difficult long story short what it was was it was really a narcotic group so this other person that wanted this church to grow met up with this pastor and this this other pastor said to him well if you're ready a lady will visit you about 2 am something like that some people from marine world or something will empower you give you certain power and if you're able to do the things they are telling you to do you begin to see that your ministry is going to grow it's so shocking the lens setting people will go in order to prove a print that they're really used of god and so he said he actually did he followed that path because he wanted people he wanted his ministry to grow and as soon as they started meeting with this strange woman in the middle of the night that his ministry took a new term but thank god for a godly wife but that when he started doing those things his wife began to see that things were changing and things were different from what they have what they already knew what they already believed that he actually um prepared a room like an idol room where he himself and this strange woman would have their meetings and where you get his empowerment it was really really it was really really um shocking to be honest but long story short after so many years of course his ministry grew of course there were lots of signs and wonders but he did not have peace according to his experience said he did not have peace and again the reason he was able to turn back was because his wife never gave up on him that his wife kept on praying but he came to a time he even wanted to divorce his wife because he felt his wife was an obstacle because his wife was really against all of those new religions new things he was bringing in but then he says his wife was was like somebody got a sent to check him but long story short he later found his way and renounced those ways of life and began to pursue after god of course those people he got through falsehood they also left him but the the lesson i'm trying to bring here is lots and lots of people are under animals pressure because of demand from their members to perform and even as individuals some of us rather than enjoying god's best in our prayer life we kind of have this wrong belief system that we have to do prayer setting way for god to hear and answer our prayers now we saw in the book of first kings chapter 18 in the life of prophet uh elijah and the prophet of baal do you know some professing christians kind of take the style of those bowel prophets when they approach god because they believe they have to really do some hard work they have to really stay all night and pray and sweat and do all sorts of things before god can hear them that is not what god intended for us because god has already given to us all the things we are pursuing after all the things we are trusting god for all the things we are believing god they are already done praise the lord god has already given them to us but some people believe that they have to batch a heaven they have to knock hard on heaven's door for god to open that door some believe that they have to fast for 90 days so for 60 days some for 20 or 31 days before god can hear them i want you to begin to understand that god is a loving father he cares about you now think for a moment ask a parent now you have water right you have food and your young child is asking mom can i have food can i have uh water these are basic things they need for life and you say no no no you're not going to have that food until you beg me and appease me as your parent i'm not going to give it to you but even the bible says that even if us as humans can be so good to our children we don't give them stone when they ask for bread he said how about him the heavenly father so what is there for the problem between you know what god has already released and us receiving what god has already released to us praise the lord now the problem is our belief system now if you kind of think for a moment all of us probably have tv at home or even radio now for radio to be able to transmit or tv to maybe to transmit anything to you you have to tune into it if you agree say amen if you have a tv set in your home and you don't switch it on and you don't um tune on any particular channel you're not going to receive anything but that does not mean that the tv is not transmitting it is transmitting but you are not the one receiving praise the lord the tv is transmitting but you are not receiving and the reason you are not receiving get this is because you have not tuned into it and now as soon as you s you switch on that tv and tune onto the channel you want to watch you start receiving that's how god is god is ever present he is giving to us everything we need on this earth everything pertaining to godless everything pertaining to success everything pertaining to your health to your awareness to your prosperity they have already been released in my previous teaching i said they are in ho in heavenly places and it is now for us to receive them because god has already given them to us but the thought or the idea that if i don't fast or if i don't pray a certain way god will not hear me is all erroneous it is wrong teaching and this is why as best as possible we try to put it right right with the word of god i'm not i'm not i'm by saying this i'm not sort of um condemning anybody to like oh maybe um you're living a long wrong life so no we've all been victims of that i've been there i've been there where i kind of believed that i had to do things in a certain way to move the hand of god to actually get god's attention i remember believing god for the blessing of the woman for all those many years i mean ev every now and again me and my husband will give our times to fasting on ending fasting and doing all sorts of night praying eating a good you have to move you have to move you have to do all that for us we believe that we did everything we needed to do but the baby wasn't coming i don't know about you but when you find yourself in situations like that it can be really really frustrating and this is why some people fall away from faith they fall away from um their knowledge of their relationship with the lord because they believe that they've done all the need all they know to do and perhaps maybe according to the word of god but nothing happened and then they gave up on the lord for example you're praying for somebody to get well and the person is still sick and not responding or maybe eventually the person died and they begin to question your faith and believe is god really there if god was there why didn't this person get healed why did this didn't the situation change like you expected it to be the problem is not god which is what i found that that me not being able to uh conceive wasn't god holding back my blessing because god already released it to me i prayed and i did i fasted and did all i thought i needed to do but i didn't receive it and this is where sometimes we need to understand that asking for the will of god to be done and god doing his will and our own will being done that all different things are all together it may be that it wasn't god's way for me to have a child at that time but i still didn't know i still don't know and i still would never understand that and this is also what happens in the place of healing it may also be that at that time god's will is that the person comes home to rest but sometimes humanly speaking we will never understand we will understand i will not accept it especially for a loved one who is saying there was a very close a member of a a scripture you know a sister she loves the lord her family loves the lord they were both dedicated the family dedicated the children the the husband and wife their pastors saving the lord loving the lord giving their all to the lord their resources everything serving the lord suddenly she was struck with illness we fasted we prayed as a body a a a christian union group we prayed lots of people prayed until her dying day she was sick for over two years in hospital for over two years but all that time priya's prayer pillars were held for her night and day in addition to her family praying for her but do you know church she didn't make it she went to bed with the lord and when that happened it was discouraging to a lot of people because i couldn't understand this was a sister that loved the law she gave everything and this goes to show that there are so many things in life that will never have understanding too and this is why it's important that when you're walking with the law because sometimes when you're walking with the lord those things sometimes it's difficult to understand and explain but god helps you to walk through them because he said he will never leave you and he will never forsake you so even in those darkest moments he will be there supporting you strengthening you so the teaching today is about understanding that it is not through our effort that we move god to work because all that god has given all that we need in this world to survive god has already released them to us he has already given them to us so like the tv and the the transmission of this and the receiver that i used as an analogy is for us to tune in so if things are not working it's for us to then check ourselves am i connected because if your tv is not working you don't just go calling uh your your manufacturer your tv manufacturer you first of all check the connections is everything okay with the connection is it connected and you might find that oh maybe somebody has unplugged the tv and therefore you need to put it back and that helps press the load so when things are not working right in your life you need to pause and check what am i not doing right am i walking in the will of god right now what are the things that i need to take out what are the things i need to let off in my life so as we approach this mode of fasting and prayer the encouragement therefore is all of those prayer points on our prayer list god has already answered them all of the prayer point you have in your heart that you want to add god has already answered them so when you go for approach to smoke with that knowledge that god has already done it's a it makes a huge difference because you're coming now in confidence before the lord rather than coming with this idea or with this thought of i have to pray certain way i have to do certain things to move the hand of god to work that is not how it works god has already given to us all the things that we need to survive in the coming days in this world the rest of our life all we therefore need to do is daily key into that and say well god i'm yours i'm surrendering all to you to be honest church our mode of prayers should actually be like 95 or 90 percent of the time thanksgiving and then five percent of the time just asking it should be if you have a revelation of what i'm teaching you right now you wouldn't be like oh god i i i pray god do this this way i i ask god i come and you know i don't know about you i've come across certain believers that when you're talking to them they kind of either see god as a mate or somebody they can just talk to for example i've spoken to certain people and they say i told god have you heard that certain people say i told god i have to do that or god told me something like that god told me that i have to do that it makes me laugh right there was a day i was in conversation with a young girl and she was like well concerning my love life partner i told god that this i said really you taught god you told god that this is what you want this is what you wanted i said really i said what did god say in return he said well [Laughter] i told god that this is what you can't tell god god has already released to you all the things that you need for life you need to therefore humble yourself and place yourself in that position where you receive from him it's not about you telling him because you can't tell him you tell people that you have authority over you can't tell god praise the lord so as we approach the amount of as we approach our fasting and prayer this morning please don't go with the idea that oh you have to you have to starve really properly until 6 pm some people believe that if it doesn't get to 6 pm ah they don't believe god will hear it these are all performance religions all legalism praise god take your mind of that instead free yourself just enjoy this mode of prayer and fasting that well god you've already done this i'm placing myself in a position to receive from you hallelujah it's not our effort it's not by the things we're doing it's by the grace of god hallelujah my my my belief about certain things and and a lot of things are changing to be honest with you and i hope also that as you're going deeper in the things of god you begin to get fresh revelation of the things of god and see god as he is in his word not as um the word portrays him to be or maybe as you kind of imagine him to be now many years ago growing up i used to hold setting belief system that god delivered me from i tell you if it wasn't god that delivered me from that belief system probably won't be with you guys here today praise god for example when i was growing up i knew the lord as a very young girl i used to believe and think that anybody that wears makeup they're going to hell i don't know about you but i used to hold so strongly to that belief as a young girl and therefore anybody uh i knew or my younger sisters anyone that wear makeup i'm like oh they're going to hell fire and i used to really be so strong about that you you have to repent you have to change evil things that were in trousers church i used to hold a strong belief that when women wear trousers they're going to hell and it was so wrong why because there was a scripture in deuteronomy that says i was in leviticus that women shouldn't wear the garment belonging to men and so in our growing up days in nigeria a lot of us took that out of context and we used to say say that translators belong to men therefore women shouldn't wear trousers they were setting um um churches that held so strongly to that in my growing up days as i used to like no you can't do that but the breakthrough for me actually came when i first visited uk because all the time i was in in nigeria i wasn't wearing trousers and so when i visited um you can i returned back to nigeria and i was wearing trousers oh my gosh the young girls in my youth group they're like pal they used to call me sister jane sister jeanne is wearing treasure i'm going to buy trousers sister jenny's wearing makeup i'm going to wear makeup so we're not going to hell fire do you see that it was a very wrong belief system and some people also believe you know you won't believe this church on my wedding day that was how bad that belief system was i refused to make up on my wedding day you won't believe it on my wedding day uh my my oldest sister at the time she paid for you know this makeup people accident i refuse myself for what i don't want to go to hell i'm a christian you won't believe it my older sister they said okay if you don't want to use makeup let's at least use white powder that's what they did why powder you don't want to wear makeup i said no i have to be all natural but i agreed to the white partner i said oh god since this that was no makeup on my wedding day why because of wrong belief system so i had this belief system that you have to look certain way to attract favor from the la and some of us are still like that we cannot believe that we have to perform or do certain things in order for us to receive from the lord may god deliver you like he delivered me in jesus name it's true some people believe i've heard that i've heard somebody say this that forgot to hear them they have to pray naked before the lord weird things that people come up with as though that is being naked without on the eye of god in that direction church the bible says is the truth of god that we hear that sets us free now going back to elijah and the prophets of baal and the performance on matt camel a lot of people still do this as christians today they beat around you need to watch some people doing prayer meeting it's like they're having battle physical world physical battle it's as though that is where the power lies no we need to change israel and begin to just declare with authority because you already have the authority now if you look at um and this this the country where we live in united kingdom for example if the police comes to you and they want to arrest you they don't fight they don't struggle with well if you're a violent person but if they've got the warrant from the court and the knock on your door they just show that their their id and they were around and say well uh we've got one run from the court we want to set your property or want to arrest you because they've got the authority now they don't come bursting into your home with a bulldozer and say you must open this door because no you have the authority why because jesus already died he rose and he gave you that power when he was when when he rose up again the bible says that he made a public shoe of principalities and powers he disgraced them openly and that power that empire that raised jesus from the dead is present in you but the thing is you must also understand that at different times there are different dispensations in the bible and also in our present time you don't therefore go and try and react or reenact what happened on that camel for example you not call people and say well i'm going to show to you that god is god come and let's do this contest it's not going to work because you're not on that specific assignment like god gave to elijah in those days so stop trying to bring use um a specific task or assignment that happened in the bible and try to relieve that few days ago speaking to a young lady i'm running up now and we're talking about um um this midnight prayer and 2 a.m prayer because she said she has to wake up 12 and sometimes 2 a.m to do some prayers i don't but why that why don't you have a nice she said no no that is when demons are hottest i said hey i said okay that's when they are hottest doesn't mean during the day they don't they're not active she said no and she has to wake up early to command them but i said where is all this coming from where are you guys getting all these teachings from so she said oh there were different things and so i began to sort of espouse the bible and show how different uh on how different things what the bible says about our authority and what god god has already given to us when we finish she said i believe god just wanted me to hear you talk to me and all of these things you're showing to me so the point i'm trying to say here is in our generation in the in in our generation today there are still a lot of people bound with this belief that if they don't wake up 2 a.m to pray god will not hear them that is wrong teaching the bible says in first thessalonians says pray without ceasing first thessalonians 5 17 all the time so i said to her my approach to all of this is praying all the time just having communion with the lord throughout the day 24 7. she said when she practices that she tries to do that but that is more effective 2 a.m waking up to it and waking up you're breaking your sleep you're affecting your health your mental health a few years down the line you begin to suffer all that you should begin to cast that demons and say well the demons are afflicted or maybe some but it's not it's probably because of the wrong choices you made in earlier years so please church let's get this right it does it's not through our effort at all that we're going to move god to act or walk on our behalf god has already done what you're going to ask him for so you approach him with confidence with his belief that he's done for you what he has promised you and therefore you need to just place yourself in that receiving position where you receive us receive also understanding also that in all of these it is the will of god that will be done and this is what in conclusion the book of matthew chapter 6 matthew 6 from verses 9 to 13 says about how we should pray 9-13 and the bible says pray after this manner that's the manner that jesus says we should pray after that was the template first of all worshiping the lord our father who art in heaven but rather than people following this template that jesus gave they'd rather be quoting because like this young girl i was speaking to she's a young lady and she was saying pastor jean do you remember that when when uh daniel prayed in the bible and there was this uh um it was a demon that held back daniel's prayer i said yes i'm aware of that but you also know in the scripture where the bible says that jesus has made the public show of principalities and powers and have you ever have you ever read about matthew 9 and what the law says in this manner pray that's already a template but rather than pray in faith a lot of us are praying in fear all of those performance kind of prayer lifestyle it's all out of fears burn out of fear imagine somebody waking about 2 a.m and believing that unless they wake up at 2 a.m go we don't hear them is that faith or fear it is fear anything done out of fear is seen the bible says anything not done out of faith is is same so what we've looked at today or what we've been talking about today is that god is a faithful god he doesn't need you to punish yourself in order to receive from him all that you need has already been released so as we approach this mode of fasting and prayer be encouraged rest there the other thing you're going to ask of god this morning he has already given them to you so all you are doing is placing yourself in that position where you are receiving from the lord not begging and begging and begging and begging like they were doing to the prophet of baal in first kings chapter 18 begging him all heroes all prophet of baal but look how elijah did he just worshiped he thanked the lord and this is the template for us in this month of august to just worship the lord to thank him i said god we thank you for what you've already done we thank you for all those prayer prayers you begin by saying god thank you for all those things you're asking just say god we thank you because we've already done it for us and god will give to us that which he has destined for us to receive shall we rise on our faith please we've heard the word of god today by enjoying god's best in our prayer life yes knowing that it is true the the power of god that we receive and because of experience of prophet elijah calling down fire do you know some christians today that also have used as a ministry ffff firefall down from heaven fire holy ghost fire it's just all misunderstanding of what it is some people use them begin to relate it to our current situation but like i said that was then it was the dispensation it was specific assignment we live in the generation of grace where jesus has borne all our shame and all our pain and giving us victory so begin to speak to him begin to talk to him and thank him i said god thank you for what you have done for me with your salvation came your health with your salvation came prosperity with your salvation came your freedom with your salvation came your breakthrough it is complete nothing to be added and nothing to be removed so do not begin to believe that you have to do things certain way or pray certain way or whole setting vigil in certain way before you can move the hands of god to move we need to start changing that around heavenly father we thank you for speaking to us today from your word we thank you god for showing yourself strong even at mount carmel where prophet elijah and the prophet of baal had a showdown thank you lord that you came true for elijah we thank you for jesus that jesus has come through for all of us all that we need in this world to live life successfully you have already given to us lord as we put into practice your words that we have heard today oh god help us to live in faith daily to honor you to love you with the whole of our heart with the whole of our mind to love you and walk in accordance to your word not according or go to human interpretations thank you father in jesus name we pray hallelujah praise the lord amen<br><!-- wp:image {"id":1776,"sizeSlug":"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->rn<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img class="wp-image-1776" src="https://en.videoencontexto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/House_of_Favour_UK_Sunday_service_live_stream_01082021_LVw2KntSdts.jpg" alt="House of Favour UK Sunday service live stream 01/08/2021" /></figure>rn<!-- /wp:image -->[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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