Effective Prayer Resource

Lord teach us how to pray

 

I pray that these words will bring the right answer to the burning unanswered questions about spiritual protocol and pattern of precise intercession in this hour of divine restoration of timeless kingdom truth, and ultimate migration to that preferred place in the Father.

It is my prayer that you will find unlimited satisfaction and spiritual nourishment for the journey ahead of you as you embrace the will of the Father for your generation. It is my greatest desire that as you feed on this parchment you will find and hear the voice of the Father, as He shows you his mind for the next order and pattern of communicating and dialoging within His kingdom.


Introduction

Please note; this material is for those who are earnestly hungry for more of God in their personal or corporate journey and pursuit to accurate kingdom based prayers and intercessory reality in these season of religious pollution and utter corruption. Some of the truth you may be coming across in this material might challenge your old sensual religious theology and dogmatic template of approach to praying and intercessions in general.

The Lord requires us to migrate on to the present revelation of his word and purpose in true purity and openness of heart. As the Father’s will challenges us once again to develop in the Christ anointing for ultimate growth, let us be willing to completely leave that which is {old} known and established in one dimension of truth {outer court} and journey again to that yet unknown realm of the Spirit’s knowledge {Holiest of Holy court} and wisdom in this new day. There are realms unknown and yet to be discovered in the things of the Spirit, waiting for anyone who has completely abandon himself to the dealings, direction, leading, and guidance of the Spirit as he respond to the inner voice of the Spirit.

There is a more excellent way to every revealed will of Father for a season. One season of revealed truth leads to a higher level of spiritual responsibility and accountability for the next realm of existence; meaning to function on the same level of knowledge, wisdom and understanding from the past, defines complete blindness and failure in the next season. Ascending to the mountain of God requires an upward determination of movement of our entire spiritual thirst, hunger and passion as the new day dawn’s on us.

1 Corinthians 2:14-15

14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.  As we focus on the inner sensitivity, our accuracy to discern will be better enhanced and mature in order to know the will of the Father for every season of our lives. This saves and also helps us from wasting precious time in praying self and demonic induced prayer that ultimately produces no lasting result for the kingdom we claim to represent.

Learning again from the Spirit of wisdom to journey out of our country and Father’s house- {that which is known and are familiar with} to the land {dimensions} present emphasis of the Father’s desire requires undivided trust, humility and obedience to that inner voice of the Spirit.  The ultimate goal of all true spiritual revelation {realities} and experience is to continually migrate the of faith and entire Body of Christ from that which is already revealed, known and established in our beginners faith unto the next realm of what the Lord reveals as the finishing faith of our purpose in him; Hence, The migration and development of our faith {spiritual lifestyle} as we press unto that which is ahead of us in him, keeps our spiritual ears and sight set on him who is making his grand appearance within us.

The condition and reality of our inner most being is the ultimate place of God’s revealing and transforming authority and power in these last days. The condition of this garden will release the fragrance and life that will ultimately bring transformation and development to our society. The accurate condition of the soul realm structure should be the utmost focus of the saints in these last days, and let us not be distracted by the temporal location or our building projects that seem to have replace our mission to build God a people who will finally revels His glory to their generation.

As we gather and create a conducive atmosphere in our different assemblies of interacts and fellowship which we all need, we must clearly keep in view the understanding that the Lord is busy building his temple within every believer and not the ones we are busy building on sits and geographical locations. It is this present house the Lord Himself is busy crafting that will carry and eventually reveal His full glory and dominion to the nations of our world.  What will eventually define the issues {the transforming power} of your life, family, business, ministry and the society in general according to the scriptures will eventually be what flows out of your {innermost being} belly.

The condition and state of your heart determines the kind of capacity, authority and dominion you and I will exhibit in the midst of this present global darkness. Therefore, we have to completely separate ourselves from every corrupt aspect of our members and soul defiling agents; we have to focus our attention on binding our soul and mind on the purifying ministry of the Spirit through the fresh release of kingdom truth.

2 Cor 6:16

16 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. AMP

Therefore, Wisdom is once again crying out to all who are simple and prudent in heart to come, learn and drink of this freshly prepared and matured new wine of the Spirit, ready to be poured only into vessels threshed at the altar of divine sacrifice like Isaac. The fruition of this reality comes only by embracing the cross and turning all the religious and soulish idols {strongholds} of our hearts, into woods that must be consumed on the altar of pure sacrifice in order to experience the life and power of a truly ascended intercessory life.

In other words, the present ministry of prayer is indeed calling us to a higher dimension of spiritual lifestyle of sacrifice. The Father is inviting all sons in the kingdom to the pinnacle of the knowledge of his hill, where things {people and nations} can truly and clearly be seen in their right state and condition. When things are seen from the valley position dimension we tend to continually fight a lost battle due to the lack of accurate view. Apostle Paul puts it this way, one who is forever fighting the air. Obviously, such battle can never be won. Psalm 24:3 gives us a key to this present requirement of the Lord in the ministry of intercession. “Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? NIV

{1 Corinthians 9:26 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. NIV}

Revelation 4:1-2

After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.”  2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. NIV

 

The misconception of prayer

When prayer is ultimately based on soulish and carnal needs, which most time can also be genuinely stirred, obviously such praying has missed the very essence, purpose and life behind kingdom based pattern and principle of communication and intercepting the spirit. I was once there too in that place where you don’t seem understood the purpose, mission, objective and definition of a true accurate praying. The irony of this is that people generally believed and accepted these false messages of thinking that the ministry of prayer is all centered on meeting their individual or corporate need.

Somehow on the inside of me I knew there has to be an explanation to this misconceptions and misrepresentations of truth, even though I never knew the truth myself. This frustration plunged me into a season of rather asking questions than actually praying. Praying can be quite frustrating where accurate knowledge, wisdom and understanding have not been achieved.  I am fully aware that this is one area that almost every one has their own formed ideology, definition and perception on what they have come to believe prayer is, especially when it has yielded some limited fruit or result for them.

Of all we have believed or defined prayers or intercession to be, we would do better if we sought to find out what is the mind or definition of this powerful leather weapon from the initiator of the ministry of prayer himself- who is Christ, our pattern. If the present day ministry of Christ is seen and defined in deep continues intercession for the Church, I strongly believe that anyone within the Church called to intercede should first acquire the precise mind of Christ before venturing into the experience of praying.

Rom 8:34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. NKJV

It is highly important for us to have a proper understanding of the ministry of Prayer especially as we advance into a season of utter deception and delusion from the camp of the enemy. Understanding this ministry and therefore Praying accurately as we press into the realm of spiritual birthing, is indeed inevitable if our goal is to appropriate tangible prayer-results. Whatever we claim to know, and yet fail to properly apply to the relevant issues and concerns of our lives, ministry and community are of no value to us, until a clear and precise understanding and application of such knowledge is achieved. Christ centered Prayer ministry is focused to bring to pass the will of the Father in and through our lives.

As much the Lord desires to meet and supply your need according to his riches in glory, yet we longs for you to know that meeting your need is in the context for you aligning your desire with his eternal purpose and plan. The tool of spiritual communication and dialogue known as prayer, is given to the Church to first access the kingdom and then be able to precisely join our hearts in partnership of faith to the unconditional love of God according to Matthew 22:24-39.

Taking the ministry of prayer beyond the outer court understanding of meeting your individual or ministry need is highly important in getting a clearer view of the Lords intension for intercession. The Lord is presently reeducating is church concerning the reality of the act of praying the mind of the Father. Coming back to the place spiritual knowledge in the matter of praying right is a key function of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in this season.  Kingdom Knowledge focuses and desire to see its ultimate consummation and application in the foundation of an accurate prayer lifestyle.  Accurate kingdom based Prayer is the footing; foundation and beginning of a lasting spiritual and mental wisdom. When you start praying in alignment with heavenly desires, you start getting in line with the impartation of truth in your praying. Your development in the knowledge and awareness of the presence of God is strictly based on your spiritual interaction with the mind of Christ. That is why the Bible says that he who comes to God must believe that He is, and a rewarder of them that diligently seek after Him {Hebrews 11:6}. Prayer begins with the protocol of approaching God in pure relationship and not for your need. However, this we have all taken for granted due to lack of insightful revelational knowledge and awareness of the Spiritual realm.

Everything or every person in life carries within them a specific DNA-an operating system, a way and pattern of approach to which they relate and see things. Most time this acquired knowledge or temperament came through certain experiences or circumstance encountered as people grow and develop through life’s journey; these incidents and accidents of the past has a very strong tendency to want to shape how we relate, see, understand and interpret God’s dealings with their live or others around them.

Therefore, note must be taken, on a similar vein that the ministry of prayer is a call to a state of knowing and understanding how to approach and relate in a truly intimate order, principle and accepted pattern of divine relationship with our heavenly Father, or else what we term to be accurate prayers, will only turn to be the extension of our un-renewed imagination and unmet emotional desire. But when we first seek to build sound relationship with our heavenly Father which then gives us the ability to see and know ourselves from the right position; we then can have basis that affords us the capacity to share in the secrets of the Father’s heart in the ministry of sound intercession. It is highly important to know that the Lord only shares His secret with them that fear {knows} him.

1 Corinthians 2:1 6 “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?”

But we have the mind of Christ. NIV

As deep and unsearchable is the personality and authority of Christ by the carnal mind, so is the mystery and efficacy of prayer! Since true heart felt praying has to do with the involvement of a person’s total being and spirituality, it thus takes prayer beyond the realm of verbal communication or activity to reach into the deep recesses of Heaven and access God’s undivided and unchanging purposes for one’s life.

1 Corinthians 2:11-15

For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.

13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words

14 The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. NIV

The Lord is gracing his Church once again with fresh and precise revelation of what Apostle James meant when he said Elijah was a man of like passion yet he was able to connect with heaven’s mind for his nation and generation, and could precisely decree at his word, the absence of rain for three and half years and heaven backed the word of this prophet with immediate demonstration authority and power.

1 Kings 17:1-4

And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab,”As the LORD God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”

2 Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,

3 “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.

4 And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.” NKJV

Caution: It is easy to be distracted by the manifestation of the power and miss out on the spiritual protocol that makes such a demonstration of authority possible. The scripture made it crystal clear that Elijah had a standing with God for the nation of Israel. What does it mean to have a standing before the Lord?  These issues and other related revelational of to accurate patterns to prayer life is the basic message of this book.

Prayer or any other spiritual activity is worth nothing to a person or a community until there is a deep and a precise knowledge and understanding of the required protocol and procedure, that makes such divine {knowledge} engagement effectual before the Father’s throne room. It is from this point of clarity that our connection in the place of spiritual engagement and activity becomes easy to effect the necessary reformation and restoration highly needed in our individual lives and the general society.

In other words, your spiritual condition and positioning in alignment with heaven’s required will, brings into effective manifestation, the judicial administrative authority and dominion of the kingdom of God amongst men. Therefore, anyone who has no positional standing before God has no basis to effectively implement a lasting change through the powerful ministry of prayer and intercession. Let’s look at the ‘how to’ in order to have an effective enforcement of Christ reign and dominion over the globe.

PART ONE

Finding the thoughts of God before praying {Isaiah 55:8-9}

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. NIV

It will definitely not be an understatement to say that prayer is one of the most important aspects of human life, if not the most, yet it is the least understood concept of divine communication and relationship. Many tend to approach prayer or the acts of supplication and intercession from their own stand point of readiness, while they selfishly or ignorantly neglect the divine protocol and pathway that grants precise access to the mind of the Lord in order for such needs to be met in accordance with the Father’s overall counsel.

It is highly necessary to realize by revelation that prayer and intercession can only be effective when it is done in combination with lay down spiritual protocol, meaning that you must first learn to seek, ask and nock the doors of heaven according to divine order, pattern, principles and guidelines just like Moses was instructed to build the temple according to the pattern showed him on the mount.

Inasmuch as the Lord will do nothing on earth except someone takes the pain to ask or stand in the gap, yet on the same vein, the person asking or requesting from God must certainly first acquire the {right template} mind of the Lord before such a request can be heard, treated and accepted as kingdom based initiated praying.

I would love to say right away that accurate praying and intercession is equivalent of precisely knowing the thoughts and voice of the master concerning any issue, be it personal, social or economical. There cannot be successful praying without having prophetic insight and understanding. Since many of us still have a distorted perception on the ministry of prophetic grace, it made it more difficult to harness the spiritual resource made available through this ministry gift of divine insight.

One need to see intercession or prayer as a house built solidly on the footing and foundation of true kingdom based prophetic capacity. The days we are in calls for the Body to grow in all aspect of ministry gift in order to maximize the full benefit of the gifts of the Spirit. The ministry and gifts of the spirit are given to help the members of the Body of Christ to live an effective and productive life in the midst of human corruption needs.

It is highly important therefore to let you understand the vision and objective of this material as we delve into this ocean of spiritual shift and rediscovery of lost truth; prayer is a serious business that cannot be handled with levity and half backed truth. One needs to precisely know the important of standing in the gap and executing the divine judgment on behalf of the Lord as one grows and increases in the revelational will of God. Prayers is orchestrated and initiated by God for his will and purpose to find expression in our individual and corporate lives. Any form of prayer made outside the ordained will and counsel of the father becomes rebellious and detrimental to our overall destiny in life.

Knowing your place as Cyrus; Jeremiah 51:20-24

20 “You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms;

21 With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider; With you I will break in pieces the chariot and its rider;

22 With you also I will break in pieces man and woman; With you I will break in pieces old and young; With you I will break in pieces the young man and the maiden;

23 With you also I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen; And with you I will break in pieces governors and rulers.

24 “And I will repay Babylon And all the inhabitants of Chaldea For all the evil they have done In Zion in your sight,” says the LORD. NKJV

Many believers today do not fully understand the gravity of their place and role in the fulfillment of the prophetic destiny of their lives, community and nation. For too long the Church has turned the ministry of prayer to some kind of magic chanting or incantations that can said anytime they are in problem. God, through the ages have used the powerful ministry of a heart felt intercession to shape, change, intercept and navigate the lives and destiny of nations into fulfilling their ordained purpose and calling within the parameter of his plans for such generation.

King Cyrus was named, called and ordained by God before he was born to carry out the specific assignment of destroying Babylon and rebuilding the temple of worship in Jerusalem.  If there is going to be a major reformation of lives in our time and generation we have to rebuild the ever burning altar of prayers within this present temple being preparing for the manifestation of the latter glory.

The instruction given to Moses after the building of the temple is-‘the fire on the altar must not be put off day nor night; this fire on the altar which symbolize the covenant relationship of God to the house of Israel-the church of the living God, is there to continually remind the saints of the Father’s presence and covenant of redemption for all humanity.

One of the core reasons why millions today have the privilege of redemption and regeneration was based on that singular sacrifice Jesus Christ made with his life on the cross of Calvary over two thousand years ago. As much as the price for eternal redemption has being paid for, we on the other hand must go through the lay down principles and patterns in order to access and enjoy the privileges of this redemption inheritance by praying for souls to come into the knowledge of what Christ paid for. Or else these privileges will only remain in the spiritual realm without manifesting into the natural, where they are needed. Prayer and intercession is one of the partway the Lord has crafted out as the gateway to accessing his will, mind and purposes for our lives and destinies in time.

 

Objective of this material

This material is majorly centered on revealing the kind of concept, mold and template that acceptable pray-ing and intercession ought to carry, before one engages heaven or warfare’s against the kingdom of darkness.

Just to see prayer as the bridge that connects you to your personal or corporate provision and protection, is to be myopic or blind in ones value and understanding of true spiritual accuracy and maturity. To understand prayer as that toll-free line you dial when you are in need, or that ‘fire fighter’ you call when your house is on fire, is to be limited in the ultimate intention and purposes of the Father concerning effective and prevailing pray-ing.

The notion of merely seeing prayer as the link between the spiritual and the earthly realm, without precisely understanding the reason and essence for the link is to be limited and blind in the full revelation of the power and authority the ministry of kingdom based governmental prayer should to release on earth.

The myths, mysteries and traditions behind praying for centuries has brought all human religion including Christianity to some kind of tradition and religious belief system that pacifies our feelings and emotions to believe and hope in the unseen manifestation of what we soulishly desire, even when we are aware that foundation or template of such request negates the revealed thought and mind of the Father for our lives.  It is mostly important to come to the realization that answering prayers goes beyond having faith in a god you have illusionary created within your religious philosophy and ultimate values of expectations.   Our values and anticipations on seeing the result and manifestation of our prayers should be in consistence with the revealed mind of the Father and not what we believe should be the answer. The referred to here is what is known as praying in accordance with the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is given as our best teacher and guide, so that when it comes to doing anything that will bring lasting impact and transformation, either to an individual or a corporate community we must learn to completely surrender our thoughts, will and motives to his scrutiny and approval. Our inability to depend on the leading and direction of the Spirit of truth has caused many to wonder away from the Father’s intentions and provisions, thereby birthing and creating their own Ishmael.

When we ignorantly neglect the one who has been given and assigned to teach us the philosophy and culture of interfacing with the kingdom of God, obviously we will continue to live, operate and wonder in the wilderness of confusion, frustration, uncertainty and discouragement even in the ministry prayers. Choices we have made and are still making proves that we have still not regained the essence and the kind of life that will completely govern, rule and dominate the human weaknesses that are crippling our lives and societies from advancing to that ultimate emancipation.

One of the reasons why we need to completely divorce our minds/mentalities from these weak and old religious humanistic philosophies, and transits to that accurate standard of living, which is only made possible by first finding out what the Christ-like life aught to implant and reproduce in us. This ultimately would bring us to that new condition of existence where our total being is absolutely guided by the life of the Spirit of truth in everything we do and say in our daily act of praying and interceding. The true altar of prayer is restored when the ministry of the Spirit completely takes his rightful position and place in our hearts.

The reason why we have different schools of thought today concerning how to pray best or what type of prayer is right or wrong, is because many, who ought to have been teachers of sound doctrinal truth do not properly lay or emphasize enough reasons for the importance of accurate spiritual footing and foundation for total spiritual development before engaging in spiritual activities such as praying, fasting, studying of the word and many like it.  Jesus (the man), the Son of Marry showed us the accurate pattern and procedure of spiritual engagement.  The word made it clear that he spent the first eighteen years of his life learning the way, truth and life of spiritual development and maturity before stepping into the act of ministering to people just like Apostle spent the first fourteen year learning at the feet of the Holy Spirit before stepping into ministry.

You might want to ask what has Christ life and ministry got to do with your need in prayers and supplication? Fortunately, it has a lot to, if you are going to succeed in any area of life, you will have to follow the pattern of Christ being the way, the truth and the life to such request or need.  The truth is, the Farther did not just sent Christ to show us how to do ministry by leading people to heaven, on the contrary, he was sent to show all mankind how to live life in the original intended pattern and way here on earth.   It is highly important that we do not engage life from a blind remedial standpoint. Christ is the standard of anything we are called to do or become in life. The moment we step out of the core pattern of God which obviously is Christ, our spiritual sacrifices and activity, no matter how noble or successful they may seem to look in the natural, they become polluted and rejected by heavens approved standard. This is a big lesson for the 21st century ‘micro wave type of ministry we see springing up everyday around us.

As long as we continue to prefer our own idea and will in handling issues and situations, we will continue to fail and be frustrated. Man was not designed to live his life and succeed without God. It’s only a matter of time for him or her to recognize the desperate need for Christ to live and survive in this sick immoral society of ours.    The original mind-set of the Lord should be what true kingdom pilgrims should be searching for in prayer and in their spiritual journey and not a ‘quick fix answer’ that will eventually not last or bring them to that ultimate destination called God.

True kingdom heart felt prayer should seek to first build the ideals of divine restoration of truth.  This ideal has noting to do with immediate material acquisitions or demonstration of power like many desperate to see today. The precise restoration of truth seeks to bring into bear first in our individual lives, the core values, model and standards of heavens required pattern of existence amongst the children of the world. These standards or pattern of existence will put a face on Christ in every sector of human existence so that people once again will know that the Lord is in the midst of his Church.The word of the Lord lock up on the inside of millions of Christians will finally find a Body of expression into the earth of men. This is a season of divine restoration. This restoration must not be confused for materialism, power fame and fortunes. God is busy restoring his truth nothing but his truth back to his house in order for his and not our own idea of Glory to rest and be made manifest to the nations of the world.

This spiritual concept of restoration must first reform your values and mold of perception to life and the kingdom of God.  Heaven does not permit anyone to approach spiritual things in this season without first destroying the old rigid and often perverted templates and values systems of choice, that ones formed the basis upon which prayer was wrongly built and approached.    Our request and petitions should be the last thing on our prayer agenda, the need of God should always be the basis of our approach before the throne room. By the time you and I start asking from a position of restored spiritual earring and sight, we will be assured that what we are busy asking for is already met from heavens dimension of truth, the manifestation is just waiting for your season of preparedness and maturity positional responsibility. This is one basic reason why we say believers need to first regained the right mind and will of the Father concerning their request before petitioning.

Philippians 4:6-7

6} Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,

present your requests to God.

7} And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. NIV   

The concept of faith and the fruit of the spirit {patience} in the life of a believer should be the right ingredient and premise from which we approach and communicate with the Spirit of truth in prayers and intercession.  It is unfortunate to note that many in the Body of Christ still do not have the correct template {understanding} of the knowledge of God’s thoughts and ways according to Isaiah 55; so, for such a person, it becomes quite rigorous and difficult to understand the Father’s agenda and desires concerning how to effectively communicate in their prayer life.

Certain issues or needs are already dealt {met} with, however, this can only be known by attaining to the precise knowledge of the written word; and thereafter all you need to do is just to actively enforce and degree that which has been revealed in your request or intercession.

 

Finding the ways and thought of the Father before proclamation

2 Tim 2:15

15 Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. AMP

We seldom take the pain to sit and carefully study so that we might discover what has been revealed through the written word thereby executing the judgment already written {psalm 149:9}; the enemy is so good in playing the game of distraction and busyness with many of us. He keeps us too busy doing things that sounds and looks quite spiritual at the detriment of accurate illuminated knowledge that ought to eventual give us accelerated wisdom and understanding for ultimate {maturity} perfection and victory.

We are forever engaging ourselves and the kingdom of darkness in an unnecessary and fruitless warfare due to this lack of spiritual wisdom.  Whenever the knowledge of the word does not precede and correspond with Christ-given understanding of prayer request, we automatically become religious, traditional and blind in our approach and expectation from God. The ministry of revealed truth should to give us leverage in handling difficult and confusing issues. We live in a world were we are forever faced with emergency challenging issues that require prompt and accurate decision and action, particularly if one is handling a managerial or top leadership position where decisions are required to be made on a daily basis without failure.  Learning the ways Jesus prayed and dealt with daily issues, I believe should be the final model and process required by the last day Church, if we are truly going to enforce the already won victory of the kingdom over 2000 years ago.

When the enemy came to tempt Jesus Christ after the forty days fasting which already had empowered and prepared him for this temptation, all He did in fighting back was to quote what has been written in the scriptures about the challenge.  When there is a complete lack of revealed spiritual knowledge which comes via the inspired written word, it becomes so easy for the enemy to detract and distract us from our assigned positions of victory in the Spirit. The word is given to us as a sword or an exemplary instrument of warfare that enables us to deal with problematic issues and satanic attacks at all levels.

Please take quality to read this interaction of Jesus and Lucifer from the amplified translation before you proceed further in the material;

Matthew 4:1-11

1} THEN JESUS was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil.

2} And He went without food for forty days and forty nights, and later He was hungry. [Ex 34:28; 1 Kings 19:8.]

3} And the tempter came and said to Him, If You are God’s Son, command these stones to be made [loaves of] bread.

4} But He replied, It has been written, Man shall not live and be upheld and sustained by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. [Deut 8:3.]

5} Then the devil took Him into the holy city and placed Him on a turret (pinnacle, gable) of the temple sanctuary. [Neh 11:1; Dan 9:24.]

6} And he said to Him, If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, He will give His angels charge over you, and they will bear you up on their hands, lest you strike your foot against a stone. [Ps 91:11,12.]

7} Jesus said to him, On the other hand, it is written also, You shall not tempt, test thoroughly, or try exceedingly the Lord your God. [Deut 6:16.]

8} Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory (the splendor, magnificence, preeminence, and excellence) of them.

9} And he said to Him, These things, all taken together, I will give You, if You will prostrate Yourself before me and do homage and worship me.

10} Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan! For it has been written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve. [Deut 6:13.]

11} Then the devil departed from Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. AMP

May I ask you this question? Do you know what has been written concerning the battle that you and your family, business and community are presently facing?  Do you know what the Father is presently saying about your marriage, business, ministry, career or children? Before you face any challenge again from your mold of feeling and emotional instability, please take some time to sit and search the word in order to hear the voice of the Lord concerning what to do and how to address the problem, this principle of praying will save you a lot of time doing unnecessary spiritual activity.

If Jesus Christ- the word could quote what has been written down, I see no reason why we cannot take time out in our so called busy schedules to study the very same word in order to understand how to handle issues that the enemy is continually bombarding our lives with. Through this leather weapon called the living word, we can attain to a level of Spiritual enlightenment that would afford us the capacity to face any battle that the devil hails our way. Unfortunately, I have met countless so-called intercessors and praying believers who engage themselves continually in spiritual activity without the accurate foundation and knowledge of the written and proceeding revelation of the word. Please note only the truth you know in your heart will set you free!

When there is a lack of the written and proceeding revelation of the word of Christ in our lives for where we are at the moment, our praying becomes hijacked by environmental induced needs, problems, fears and reactive tendencies, which ultimately frustrates, weakens and undermines our faith and advancement. Accurate kingdom based intercession and supplication should not only be based on the written word but also on the revelation of proceeding truth. Accurate spiritual warfare is made in the context of the presently revealed mind of the father for the relevant season and time. Your praying should always underscore the advancement of kingdom purpose in the earth.

Prayer is making decision for lasting change:

The introductory scripture again explains clearly that there is something called the ways and thoughts of God, and this ways and thoughts are so distant apart from our little finite un-regenerated minds to comprehend in making precise and lasting decisions; the truth is, Prayer means that you have studied, considered and finally concluded that a situation needs to be changed or altered by heaven’s divine governmental intervention.

When there is no proper spiritual consideration and understanding of things, you are not permitted to pray prayers of enforcement. Every praying carries a footing for certain information and knowledge that directs or determines your communication. Some of the deep-seated ideological templates of our professed knowledge in prayer could either be infused by the satanic strategy to distract us from, seeing and doing the right thing or it could be a knowledge inspired from the throne room in order that we may accurately align with the mind of Christ for the sole purposes of spiritual warfare and kingdom advancement.

The question is what is the source that drives, motivates and engages your communication in prayer and intercession? How do you approach God with a mind-set of assuming to know what is right or wrong for you and still expect that such request in prayer will be granted in accordance with His will for your life or the situation at hand? God is a God of order, principle and pattern.  He follows his laid down principles, pattern and protocol of accessibility, either in prayer or engaging Him in any other spiritual affair.

Whenever God communicates with His people, you will always see and find the consistency of His requirements through his revealed thought, principle and pattern of expectation. The Lord is not just interested in answering prayers; He is mostly concerned about the footing and foundation the prayer uttered ought to bring in the overall fulfillment of his kingdom purpose in your life, family, business or ministry at the end of the day. The Father only answers his invested interest in your prayer request and not your selfish untamed desire!   This is one of the greatest challenges of the last days ministry if there is going to be lasting transforming impact of our societies and nation.

Prayer must be taking away or refocus from what you and I desire to what He ultimately desire for our lives and society in general. People are not ready to follow the lamb’s direction and standards for their lives and ministry, but yet, they want to achieve great things in His Name. Christians long to succeed without bothering about the way the Lord will have them prosper and succeed. The pressure of material and carrier success has led many to completely forget that Christ has a pattern and principle lay down for every desire and purpose in life including success.

When Jesus Christ quoted the scriptures to the devil about his stand and position on truth, the enemy according to Matthew 4:5b also quoted the scriptures back as counter attack; it is written he said, the Lord will give His angles charge concerning you… When we lack the application of truth in the knowledge of present truth, the enemy will use the word through the spirit of the church tradition and religion to deceive and seduce us away from the Father’s ultimate plan and purpose.

Matthew 4:2-7

2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”

4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'”

7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'”  NIV

Most people believe that when they engage heaven in prayers and fasting, He automatically answers their needs. The question is; does ones faith, fasting and all so called spiritual sacrifices negate the revealed counsel of the written and proceeding word concerning our personal or corporate needs? Obviously not, your faith and spiritual activities can only effectively work within the parameters of the revealed will of the Spirit through the knowledge of the living word.  Before going further in to this expository journey of truth, may I ask you this question; do you know the revealed thought and ways of the Spirit concerning what accurate prayer means, or are you living your Christianity in the ambiance of assumption and a religious and traditional activity that only feeds your feelings? The Lord demands that we come out of religion and traditional practices of Christianity to the realm of imparted divine knowledge for ultimate reformation and manifestation of Christ through our individual or corporate existence to this generation.

Religion without relationship:

I was one person who grew up in an environment where you sleep and wake up hearing the Muslims call to prayer.   I could almost recite their prayers off my head to show how close the mosque is to where I grew up in my early childhood.  Even though I was not a Muslim, I knew so much about their religious philosophy and belief system. I had very good devoted Muslim friends, who never for a day joked with their prayer time. My growing up in Northern Nigeria gave me a first hand experience of what religion looks and sounds like at its best, and how powerful religion can build a major stronghold of deception in ones template and value system.  Every Sunday morning, we were basically forced to attend the {Church} service, irrespective of how the rest of the week is lived, contrary to Gods precepts and rules. The environment I grew up in was one filled with pain, sorrow and hardship, yet a one that gave me enough form of religion and traditional Christianity to believe in a God I basically didn’t know or have any form of relationship with.

I used to witness all types of people come to the house I grew up in, to pray all types of weird prayers; some so called Prophets {seers} regularly came around to pray and give prophecy that always cause the people around to be afraid. These prayers created a sense of spirituality which of course was attached to uncertainties, mishaps, and sometimes confusions.  My heart as a child sought and longed for the truth and ways of knowing and understanding how to pray effectively for a change in my life.

I was never told that true prayer is connected first to a relationship you build and develop with the Spirit of truth.  What I had witnessed in my early life as a child had built within my mentality a false perception of life, prayers and God such that it become my view point to life in general.  Dealing with wrong strongholds before stepping into the arena of effective prayer is so important in order to clearly see and navigate the altitude of accurate spiritual journey. Once a stronghold is built within a mind, it becomes quite difficult for such a mind to truly see things from God’s clear view point. The unfortunate thing is, when people come to the Lord, their old template of thinking and reasoning is still kept intact without demolition.

Meaning, the same way of doing things in their early childhood is still driving their operational mold, values and template of engagement with God, people and issues around them.    I discovered that lots of people who come to accept the Lord as their personal Lord and savior never truly addressed the issue of the wrong template they’ve imbibed before they came to Christ.

I personally never questioned my own prayer life if it was in accordance to the Father’s laid down principles, pattern and structure, because I grew up believing  that prayer is a private engagement between an individual and his God that should not be interfered with by a third party. Unfortunately, this misconception is still the same way millions of people think today. In as much as that is true in one dimension, it is also highly important to precisely understand that the Lord has placed guidelines for our personal or corporate communication and receiving from Him that must be strictly followed if our spiritual interface with him must be fruitful and productive.

There is absolutely no way we can advance in our spiritual walk if we have not completely demolished the stronghold and false templates interfering with our sight, and our value systems are not corrected or adjusted to that of the Christ. When we finally allow the mind of Christ to fully take its rightful place within our template of existence, the full operational capacity of the kingdom is turned on and our entire life becomes effective and productive without restriction.   

Phil 2:5-11

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond servant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. NKJV

What are strongholds?

2 Corinthians 10:3-6

3} For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.

4} The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

5} We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 6 And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete. NIV

  • Strongholds are the core systems of thinking that finally define our thought patterns {template} and overall action irrespective of the level of knowledge or information available at our disposal. Strongholds are developed and built by certain past events, dealings, incidents, accidents, or acquired knowledge and information that ought to have lasted for just a period or season.

These strongholds in practice finally become a school of thought, tradition or the acceptable culture or custom of existence within an individual or a society. These strongholds most time interface with false religious beliefs in order to gain adequate power and authority to influence and control people living in such regions.

Most strongholds are connected to the assigned familiar spirits within a family or geographical area; these spirits or demons; receive their power, influence and authority through wrongly developed attitudes, habits and characters that have become core principles which eventually opens the gate for these assigned disembodied personalities to such region by the organized kingdom of darkness.

Principalities are demonic principles that interface and interact with humanistic values and systems of formulated ideas of thinking. Behind everything we think, say and do outside God’s ordained rules and regulations are philosophies and values of thinking that promotes the very actions and purposes of the kingdom of Satan in every sphere of human existence.

The template of our mentality drives and determines the outcome of our decisions or events around us.    The Church has been entangled in the web of tradition and humanistic philosophy for many decades now; it is becoming more clear and difficult to bring the Church to her original patterns and blue prints due to the advancement of evil that has crippled her thought patterns and advancements.

This is why every child of God must pray for the emergence of true kingdom based Apostolic order; the release of such order{ grace and anointing} will release, not just within the Church but in the entire nations the capacity to completely tie down and destroy the wrong mind-sets the enemy has imprinted within the template of the people.

This was the mission we see the Lord commissioning Jeremiah into in Chapter 1:10 of the book of Jeremiah. Prophetic and apostolic grace is beyond a message we preach to get people only excited for a season, rather, they are dimensions of divine grace and capacity that ought to bring people into a dimension of existence in the earth that will bring increase internal and societal reformation, as they demolish and destroy the stronghold of weak and wrong ideologies that has formed perceptions and values within our social structures and institutions.

Prayer and spiritual protocol:

1 Samuel 30:3-8

1} NOW WHEN David and his men came home to Ziklag on the third day, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South (the Negeb) and on Ziklag, and had struck Ziklag and burned it with fire,

2} And had taken the women and all who were there, both great and small, captive. They killed no one, but carried them off and went on their way.

3} So David and his men came to the town, and behold, it was burned, and their wives and sons and daughters were taken captive.

4} Then David and the men with him lifted up their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep.

5} David’s two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess and Abigail, the widow of Nabal the Carmelite.

6} David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God.

7} David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray you, bring me the ephod. And Abiathar brought him the ephod.

8} And David inquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them? The Lord answered him, Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. AMP

To many, prayer is effective as long as their communication with the Father meets their expectations, irrespective of His thoughts and counsel for their request. This type of mind-set is reflections of a bad spiritual attitude carried over from their old religious Stronghold patterns of thinking. Some of us never really mind who prays for us or with us, as long as it is done in the name of pray-ing; it could be a Muslim, an ancestral worshippers; or it could even be a very religious Christian who is completely blind to the accurate knowledge and understanding of the will and mind of divine protocol.  Prayer is not just about meeting your need; it has a lot to do with God’s agenda, plan, purpose and desire for your life, family, community and nation.

A glimpse into your position of agreement

It is important to realize that you can’t just pray with everyone you come across, all in the name of ‘prayer of agreement’. You need to discern the connection and link of such a person’s spiritual personality with your spirit and ultimately that of the Father. You do not want to join force with a person who has a different spiritual agenda outside that of the Lord’s will all in the name of agreement.

Prayer must be done in complete agreement with the nature, fruit and should be consistent with the revelation of Christ’s desire for ones life. Our union with the Spirit of truth is highly important. Before you join others in agreement concerning any prayer point, you should first check up with the Father within your spirit if that is His will or else you will be joining affinity with the house of Ahab just because you are ‘King Hezekiah’, who is powerfully moving in the spirit of reformation and transformation of the land.

Most Christians have this wrong notion of believing that seeing positive development and so called breakthrough in their lives give them the right to make any decision without first consulting the mind of Lord.  This type of assumption is completely erroneous and inconsistent with the tenet of the ‘people of the way-Christian’.

The Lord said, His people perish for lack of His knowledge and not just mere knowledge of general things.  The knowledge of the Father concerning who or what we are agreeing for is highly necessary to have the breakthrough. Not until Peter had the revelation of Christ shown him by the Father himself, the keys of the kingdom was not given to him to bind and loose. Many are ever binding what heaven has not revealed to be fasten while they are busy fastening what heaven has loosed. Until the Spirit of truth shows us the way and pattern to go we must wait. We must try not to find ourselves in places where we are forced to engage in emotional and unfruitful praying.

Psalm 25:4-5

4 Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;

5 guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. NIV

To enquire of the Lord is not a choice we have before joining someone in prayer of agreement, it is a must. Even when you think you know the answer; it will only be the right and safe to ask the person, to first seek the mind of the Lord before concluding on such matter as a need that should be met.  So many today are being hindered from moving into the next dimension of truth because of what they have learnt in one realm of spiritual knowledge.  True and lasting kingdom based knowledge is a continual revelation of the present revealed location of kingdom mandate and agenda for your life, family and community. The continual journeying into truth cannot be overemphasized if we must keep our cutting accurate, precise and sharp in the strategic warfare.

The lack of a proceeding knowledge of the ways and will of God concerning the area of human need and global existence has continually caused many to drift away from true security and available supply of heaven’s provision. David one of the greatest kings and warriors of Israel taught the greatest wining strategy in effective praying. When the enemy invaded his camp and took everything he owned including his wives and that of his men, the scripture recorded how he never allowed the pressing situation to push him into state of assumption reaction.

The Bible said he called the priest to enquire of the Lord if he should pursue his enemy or not. What a virtue of character fortitude and spiritual excellence from this great warrior. One would have assumed the natural thing to do is to immediately pursue without delay, but not King David. Even when he was being threatened to be stoned by his own trained men, he learnt not to be overwhelmed by his situation but rather to stand and encourage himself in the revealed leading and guidance of the voice of the Lord.

When we allow our situation to determine the way we pray and not the revealed mind of the Lord, we have allowed the enemy to capture and cage us in his zoo. Your prayers should never be done from your valley, downtrodden and depressed situation. What I man saying is, as you face the valley of the shadow of death, you prayer should not be stimulated by the fear of what you physically see around you; rather you should rise in the reality of the faith of him who dwells on the inside of you and challenge the Goliath.

David never faced and conquered Goliath from his human strength; rather he challenged and over powered him in the name {nature} of the Lord of Host. Fighting from your ascended seated position in heavenly places is the ultimate key to your victory in the daily battles at the valleys of life. When you learn to sit with Christ in heaven’s position, your prayers and intercession obviously will be done from such a position of divine knowledge, authority and dominion.

1 Samuel 17:39-54

“I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off.

40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

41 Meanwhile, the Philistine, with his shield bearer in front of him, kept coming closer to David.

42 He looked David over and saw that he was only a boy, ruddy and handsome, and he despised him.

43 He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. 44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!”

45 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.

46 This day the LORD will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.”

48 As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

49 Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

51 David ran and stood over him. He took hold of the Philistine’s sword and drew it from the scabbard. After he killed him, he cut off his head with the sword.

When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they turned and ran.

52 Then the men of Israel and Judah surged forward with a shout and pursued the Philistines to the entrance of Gath and to the gates of Ekron. Their dead were strewn along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.

53 When the Israelites returned from chasing the Philistines, they plundered their camp.

54 David took the Philistine’s head and brought it to Jerusalem, and he put the Philistine’s weapons in his own tent. NIV

Ignorance is no longer an excuse:

Ignorance is no longer excused in these last days, when you don’t know or precisely understand the requirement of the Lord you can easily be a target of destruction from the camp of the enemy. The Lord requires all His children to accurately understand the guiding line to accurate spiritual living, especially when it comes to praying and interceding for Churches, communities and the nations of the world. Everything about the Lord carries a precise pattern of approach that must not be violated, or else, one will eventually find his or herself colliding with a roadblock in the process of prayer.

All Christian’s are expected to find out what is the Father’s mind concerning how to please Him in all areas of their lives, including how to pray effectively. When we assume we know the will or ways of the Spirit, we give the enemy undue advantage over our lives, ministry and family. This season demands that we find out the proper channel to pleasing God not just in our prayer life but in every aspect of fulfilling our prophetic mandate and destiny. Your prayer life is as good as your spiritual life. The more you grow spiritually the better you become in spiritual discernment.

This material I believe will help you to properly understand the precise channel to effective praying and intercession, because it addresses the proper footing and foundation of what makes prayer effectual from the Spirit’s perspective. This might be challenging to your old mold system and perception of how you have been taught to pray; please do not reject this truth but allow the guiding light of the Spirit to beam new illuminating revelation of present truth to your heart on these issues of effective praying and intercession.

This material is all about what the Lord is revealing as His required standard for the last day victorious Church and pattern of reaching the nations in kingdom based intercession for lasting judicial governance on earth. It is the ultimate will of the Father to see us enjoy a good prayer relationship with Him at all times without restriction; He longs to show us the secret pathway to a true life of hearing and communicating with Him without any form of fluctuation or spiritual air waving distortion.  The strongholds blocking our sight and hearing capabilities must be put to a stop if we’re going to connect to his divine frequency.   We must completely get rid of our old obsolete template of prayer definition and assume the present Holy Spirit upgraded definition and proclamation.

The Lord Jesus Christ said, When He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide us into all truth. The Holy Spirit desires to guide us more than ever before to the accurate knowledge of all things in order not to keep sweating in our priestly ministry as saints of the last days. It is time we allowed the Lord through the guidance of the ministry of the Holy Spirit to show us His ways and thoughts.  The Lord’s ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts; we will have to find out His ways and thoughts for accurate and effective praying and interceding as we get rid of our own old known ways and {ideologies} thoughts.

Deut 29:29

29 “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. NKJV

Lord, educate us on how to pray! Luke 11:1

Romans 8:26-27, 1 Corinthians 2:9-16

And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

Understanding the new order of kingdom governmental intercession;

One of the core foundations to divine transformation and ultimate restoration of man back to his original {divine} nature is the understanding ministry of effective kingdom based praying and intercession. When communicating with the Spirit of truth is accurately understood, as the right footing and foundational to an accurate prayer life, and is effectively applied in accordance with heaven’s governmental order, principle and pattern, the result will be the complete dislodging of the powers of hell and the manifestation of the rule of heaven on earth.

Unfortunately, the accurate understanding of the ministry of prayer has been abused and misunderstood for decades, such that when prayer is mentioned, so many religious ideas and old stronghold templates {beliefs} immediately pop up within the minds. To most people, prayer is just another key to accessing heaven’s treasure house, in order to get their much awaited needs met, irrespective of the Father’s mind concerning the needs like I have mentioned earlier.

Most Christians just want answers to their prayers without being ready to learn the art and guiding principles and processes to what makes praying work successfully. The answer of God to most of our prayers come in various forms, ways and manners that we hardly recognize due to the lack of correct spiritual template and matured discerning capacity. It will interest you to know that the powerful ministry of prayer and intercession is as old as the creation of man in the Garden.

We read in Genesis that the Father came down at the cool of the day to visit Adam and his wife in the Garden.  This expression simply means that the Lord was the introducer of the ministry of communication with man, He seeks the company of man in true communion {fellowship} to know Him and understand His mind, will, purpose and plan for all things in order to fully represent Him as His regent-ambassador  in the Garden.

From Genesis chapter one, we see the correct pattern, structure and order of what true ministry of prayer aught to reflect, produce and represent in the life of any man. The divine order of praying seeks to restore our broken relationship with the Father of all spirits. When the footing and pattern of our prayer life is readjusted or rebuilt in accordance with heaven’s original blue print, we automatically begin to transform and restore the kingdom of this world back to its original pattern and structure.

This simply means that prayer cannot be properly done until there is a continual renewal of the mind in order to properly see what the Lord wills and desires. This aspect of renewing of the mind will be dealt with later on the teaching. The reason why we have to consider the transformation of our mind in prayer is so that we are able to adequately partner with the Spirit in intercession.

Retracing the footing and foundation of the original ministry of prayers:

The concept of walking with God {being in the Spirit} reveals the ultimate purpose of the Father for the ministry of true praying and interceding. Prayer is simply walking and talking with God until man becomes transformed into His image and likeness again. The ultimate ministry of restoration seeks to bring you and me back to the dimension of divine union with the Spirit of Christ.

I do believe that when men start understanding the reason why the Church exists, we will not see prayer as just a tool to better our live but to restore all things back to their original state and condition.  When I say the ministry of prayer and intercession is presently seeking for a new breed of mature believers who are ready and willing to start walking and talking with God, this might sound so simple to the ear, yet it defines a life time of maturing into complete full spiritual man who truly manifests the glory and dominion of God on earth. The word of the Lord clearly shows us the accurate template of a man who walked with God until he was completely talking out of the earth.

Enoch, a man who walked and talked with God:

Enoch’s life typifies what the Lord desires to see the ministry of anyone who has been called to pray becoming. Please note; prayer is not about meeting your need. The ministry of prayer seeks to bring the will and purpose of the Lord to bear in every corrupt and deformed area of human existence. Enoch’s life was the only epistle the people of his days had to read and learn about God. When people saw him they could not but learn something about faith, love and hope in the Unseen One.  Everything he did was drawn from a spiritual order and reference implanted within his spirit-man.  His life pioneered a dimension of spirituality that could not be polluted by the rebellious nature of the people of his days. What a life of prayers!

Hebrews 11:5-6

5} By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.

6} And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. NIV

The ministry of prayer is a calling to every child born into the kingdom to learn to walk with the Spirit of the Father as we allow the lives of men like Enoch to speak into our spirit-man. The spiritual condition of the men of old carries the secret to what praying ought to produce or perfect in our modern humanistic Christianity.  The very first ministry and ultimate ministry; that of Adam and his wife in the Garden were to fellowship with the Father. Don’t forget, God is a Spirit; this implies that without spiritual connection there can’t be accurate ministry.

The solidity and bedrock of praying is to build or maintain a 24/7 open line fellowship {communication} with the Holy Spirit. The reason for this is to keep your spirit man developed and matured in order to accurately know and understand the voice of the father in the place of our next assignment.  The moment Adam and Eve messed up their core assignment, which is to fellowship with God, the devil came in and robed them of their glory and dominion. When man stops walking with the Spirit of God in the Garden they become self-aware or self-centered! When prayers are made from a position of self-centeredness, such prayers cannot bring the glory to the Father because it has been corrupted by the flesh.

Genesis 3:8-10

8} They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.

9} Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10} He said, ” I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” NASU

In the ministry of walking with God we discovered that they were given dominion, power and authority to be fruitful, multiply, replenish and subdue the earth. From what point of view is your prayer being offered to God? Is it from a position of dominion or from a position of one who has been cast out of the garden? Before we can step into the full realm of accurate kingdom based prayers and intercession we must first find our way back to the place we were before the fall.  It is important we get things in accurate perspective before we engage ourselves and get involved in unfruitful activities.  The Lord must first restore our lost sight before we can see the approved way and pattern of pleasing the Father in our called ministry.  There is so much activity going on within the Body of Christ with less or no result because of the issue of spiritual blindness.

We have to ask ourselves, what is the pattern for praying and decreeing the will and purpose of God down for our day? Well, Brother Paul revealed some very fundamentals issues every believer needs to understand in his prayer for the church of Ephesus; the fact that we are saved does not give us express access into the knowledge of divine things, yes the potentials are there, but one have to exercise him or herself in the place of petition and thanksgiving for spiritual development in order for that which God has already given to become manifested into reality. Paul said he will keep asking for the spirit of wisdom and revelation for the Church in order to Know Him {Christ} better. It is from this vantage point that one starts building effective prayer life.

Eph 1:15-19

15} For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints,

16} I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17} I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

18} I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, NIV

It’s time to stop the journey and ask for the road – {Holy Spirit} guide to lead us to the place of the Father’s approval and counsel. Jesus’ parents had traveled a three days journey after the annual temple worship, only to discover that their son had been left behind in the temple at Jerusalem. This is the picture of many today in the Church; we are easily carried away by religion and mere church activity while we have completely left behind the very essence of our salvation and devotion to the Lord. We get easily distracted by the motion of churchianism and religious liturgy. When you leave the truth behind, your journeys no matter how far you have gone, you journey becomes futile!

Accurate restoration of truth becomes the footing for effective praying;

Acts 3:19-21

19} “Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; 20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,

21} whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time. NASU

As we journey into the ultimate revelation of God’s intended purpose and plan for our lives and community, in this epic season of spiritual warfare and apostolic manifestation for kingdom based truth; the body of Christ need to regain the full accurate model and value system of her spiritual knowledge, {sight} wisdom and understanding. In order to be fully equipped and strategically positioned to completely recover all that was lost as the standard of our spiritual footing and foundation as true apostolic community during the fall, and the early stage of the Church’s development, known as the medieval {dark Age} period. The upward development of our personal and corporate growth lies with the total recovery of these template and mold of the Church of the firstborn.

To advance in prayer is to completely seek that the will; purpose and mind of the Spirit of truth operate in our daily conduct.  Right frame of mind must precede accurate praying and intercession.  This comes into play when the truth of God finally can reside on the temple of our broken prayer altars.  Restored truth is what brings restored principles and authority to our spiritual posture and structure leading to praying the will of the kingdom of God over our lives and the general society. One’s prayer is equal to his or her spiritual life. You can’t pray what you are not or don’t have.

The capacity of your spiritual knowledge defines the entrance and constitutes the seams of the fabric making the concept of your spiritual value in prayer or intercession.  These seasons of restoration is calling us to see and evaluate our capacity from the present knowledge of restored truth. The deeper we press into the depth of God’s word, the better we are able to access the mind of God for effective intercession.

The Lord, through His Prophets and Apostles all around the world is presently restoring the lost foundation and structure of the destroyed original prayer-pattern. To precisely and effectively pray into existence the mold and structure that will make our intercession and prayer life productive, there has to be a complete restoration of the mind of God for prayer. Many still believe that prayer was given to the Church for her own selfish empire building.

The channel of spiritual communication was ultimately given for accessing the use of, as Liberty Savard would say, “the keys of the kingdom” of God in order to bind and lose at God’s will. Many are still binding what they ought to lose, while others are busy loosing what they are assigned to bind to Christ’s will and purposes.

There are still lots of confusion in the areas of what to pray for, and how to pray effectively; until the spiritual eye of our understanding is enlightened we shall continue to make a mess of this dimension of Christianity. This Jesus shall be held back in heaven until the restoration of all things, including what we defined to be proper way of praying. Most of the prayers we see being prayed in the Body of Christ today are fear and lack inspired, rather than faith, love and hope yielded in total trust to the will and plan of God for our lives, family and generation.

When all our praying is still basically dealing with weakness of mind, burden of poverty, dissatisfaction, confusion, discouragement and disappointment, we are obviously still dealing with the outer court dimension of effective and productive praying from the Father’s perspective. As much as we defiantly need to pray and intercede for these areas of need in our lives, there is definitely much more to accurate prayer and intercession that needs to be learnt and understood.

The mountain of Prayer is where spiritual lives are built, developed, matured and determined for the Father’s ultimate use. Ascending into the realm of spiritual reality requires the restoration of true apostolic foundation and structure of existence. This restored truth becomes the foundation and template where kingdom based prayer or intercession is expressed without hindrance or limitation.  The regaining of our spiritual sight {revelation} from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil {humanistic ideologies and philosophies } will be the very footing, foundation and platform of a true spiritual engagement for precise reformation and ultimate restoration in this present darkness.

Ephesians 1:17-18. As the Lord regains full on interrupted access into our lives ones again the stage will be set for him to restore all that was lost as authority and dominion in the garden. When Christ takes his sit within the throne of our heart we will see the power of the age to come in full demonstration in our communities and nation again.

Correcting wrong templates of assumption in prayer;

Almost all that has been defined as the right template and platform for prayer and intercession is consistent with the nature and pattern of kingdom based prayer life. Prayer itself is not a means to an end; meaning there is much more to learn, know and understand about the one we pray to than the prayer itself. Concentrating on prayers or praying with the basic foundational knowledge that ought to drive effective prayer is a waste.

Much of the time we are quick to define prayer as simply communicating to God; but we forget that every effective communication operates via certain channels and principles that must be clearly understood and applied before there can be effectiveness of usage. The principle of Spiritual communication is completely different from natural or scientific communication. Most end users of communication do not need to study communication information to be able to effectively use it. For those who are service providers of communication they need, for sure, to know and understand the intricacies of the communication and information technology in other for them to be able to successful offer the best value service to their clients.

The principle of communication;

When it comes to spiritual engagement, either in reaching heaven or dealing with the force of darkness, we are expecting not just to know how to communicate, but be able to precisely understand the spiritual technology that drives effective and productive spiritual communication.  In the natural you do not need to know the person on the other side of the phone, in order to receive or give information. When it comes to the spiritual law that governs prayer or intercession, it is required of you to know and recognize the person and his voice in order to communicate effectively.  Sound spiritual communication is not based or built on anything external; your faith, hope and love for the Father’s will must be intact in order to successfully reach heaven in and through your spirit-man.

The development of your spirit-man is highly essential in order to gain the required revelation knowledge and template that gives access to the correct foundation of New Testament and apostolic pattern of a prayer life.  The right footing to an acceptable prayer pattern is to develop a mind-set for journeying toward God in an attitude that desires to know Him. One could imagine the very Disciples of Christ struggling to pray effectively. Their lives ought to be a mirror of effectual fervent prayer but the case was not so until they were taught how to properly communicate with God. Millions have been praying for years without really getting any major results due to their lack of spiritual knowledge.

The way we learn to know things in the natural is similar to the way we should learn about spiritual things. Nobody wakes up one day to become a spiritual giant. Due principles and processes must first be followed if we must attain to that desired spiritual height.  This material is a little exposition to help us pray effectively with maximum results.

Be open to learn anew in order to pray afresh;

Its time to open our hearts anew to the present release of truth so that we can become more proficient in our journey to the place of the Father’s pleasure and desire for our lives. Prayer can be the most interesting aspect of one’s life if the proper understanding is acquired.  The Lord will never ask us to do what He has not empowered us to do; he will not require from us what he has not given to us. What do we have that we have not received, and if we have received it, why do we behave as if it was not given to us?

The Lord is presently calling his children to a new height of an effective prayer and intercessory life; only those who give heed to this call will step into the next arena of spiritual relevancy in this season of ultimate darkness and warfare.  Its time to learn and precisely put to practice the way Jesus exposed the true foundation and secret of an efficient prayer life to his disciples.

The foundation of effective prayer:

The Disciples of Christ must have been studying the ways and the manner their master communed with His heavenly Father on a daily basis, with regard to effective life and ministry. And they must have also noticed something very unique, powerful and governmental about the way John’s disciples prayed and achieved result without fail.

The reality and frustrations of their own prayer lives which yielded no result led them to conclude that prayer is nothing more than just verbal communicating to heaven like most people assume. I could remember when Jesus came down with Peter, James and John from the mount of transfiguration and found his other disciples struggling to cast out a demon from the life of that young man.

The question was why couldn’t we cast the devil out of the young man? When you study this question you will notice that there where two different answers to this question. One addressed the lack of faith while the other addressed the issue relating to spiritually weakness. When you connect these two answers you’ll realize that both of them are saying the same thing but in different ways. If you develop relationship with your heavenly Father, you will definitely have authority to address issues around you but then, it takes faith and the express guidance of the Spirit to access and excise such divine authority.

The scripture says, he that must come to God must believe that He is and also a rewarder of them who diligently seek Him {Hebrews 6:11}.  There was a lack of faith because they completely lacked spiritual relationship with the God of heaven. Spiritual things are interconnected. One links to the other, when you lack the proper foundation to God’s perspective there is absolutely no way you can get other things right.  There are many sides to the truth that must connect together in order for our prayers to be effectual and productive. Let’s consider some of these principles in practice and see how we can add knowledge to our zeal for prayer and intercession.

The request that the disciples made to Jesus to be taught how to pray, suggest that there had been some major frustrations, confusion, discouragement and disappointment due to their lack of spiritual knowledge in the acts of effective and productive prayer life. This question ‘teaches us how to pray like john taught his disciples’ brought a crucial question to my heart on the subject of prayer and intercession in connection with the teaching ministry.  One of the ascended ministry gifts is that of a teacher. When the enemy truly wants to destroy any person, group or society, the first thing he targets is the source of knowledge. Once he can stop us from accurate knowledge or pervert the source of our {revelation} knowledge, he has indirectly defeated us.

What veils man from spiritual knowledge?

Unfortunately, one of the manifested natures of the fallen man is pride; pride hinders us from learning or receiving the required information we need to enhance our general productivity in life. For one to learn new things, one need first to have a teachable and humble attitude. Within this attitude lays the foundation to grow, mature and accelerate either in natural knowledge or spiritual resource and enhancement. Today in the Body of Christ, we continually see the ministry of teachers being neglected and despised because it is not glamorous like other ministry gifts that have become an emblem of cheap popularity and display of material {prosperity} possession and the number of people in our so called {networks} camps.

The lack of the teaching priest today has dented the fabric of the church and continually cost the Church a great deal. We hardly hear today some one call his or herself a teacher of the word. And in a situation where people see or recognize a person with the ministry of a teacher we have been indirectly taught to see them as mere lecturers in our Sunday school class or church Bible school.  This is completely inconsistent with the revelation of the fivefold ascended ministry gifts, given to the Church for the sole perfection of the saints

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It is important for us to know that the gift of teaching is needed within the Body of Christ more than ever before just like we need ‘secular teachers’ to help enhance our mentally and academy ability in other to become proficient in our jobs and assigned careers.

The disciples realized the importance of being taught how to pray in order to be effective in their spiritual knowledge and advancement.

To assume knowledge is dangerous;

When we assume that mere verbal proclamation {speaking} of words to a supernatural being we know little or nothing about, ensures that our request in prayer gets answered, we are obviously being lead to delusion, frustration and disappointment.  Still continuing with the analogy of the disciples, we see that these men realized that if they are going to become true disciples of Christ, with effective governmental authority and power to legally destroy the works of the enemy over human lives and region, they needed to be accurately and adequately developed with respect to the know how of accessing the throne room of heaven’s Government. The power to address Satanic and demonic activity must be developed in the courtyard of the revelation of Christ.

Becoming effective and efficient in doing anything in life, one must first study the principal and philosophy that governs and drives areas of such existence. Life is governed by philosophies, principles, values, concepts and relational molds, these are all set in order to guide and direct the way we desire things to be.

This same principle applies to spiritual relations and dispositions. It is highly necessary to have an understanding of how spiritual things operate before assuming a spiritual position or action; God is a spirit and all who must come to Him must do so via the vehicle of spiritual foundation and pattern of reasoning.  Access must be given before one can enter and receive what has been prepared as promises of the spirit.  Therefore, the disciples request for the Lord to teach {instruct, guide, direct inform coach and show by example} them HOW TO PRAY Just like John taught his disciples was indeed a noble attainment.

It is a statement of fact that everybody is busy doing something, but it’s also true that not everyone is busy doing the correct thing, because not everybody sees it fit to first take the pain of learning or asking how things are done or can be done effectively and efficiently. To be effective in life you need first to learn how things work and operate! The principle of effectiveness is not built on the doing first, but on the learning. This is one major reason why people spend almost quarter of their life on earth to first learn the HOW TO, before the doing, so that they can become not just effective but proficient in their various fields of endeavors.

James 5:16-18

16} Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

17} Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

18} Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. NIV

One of the general and the most accepted patterns of expressing our spirituality and confidence in God is through prayer. Prayer or praying seems to be the only strongest weapon we deploy when faced with problems of life; yet it is the most misunderstood and assumed principle in the entire scriptures. Why? Because wrong perceptions and understanding that has generally being built around its purpose, function and authority since the beginning of time is still lingering in the hearts of men. The issue of praying amiss is indeed an ancient and a fundamental problem in the Church that needs urgent attention.

When we carefully study the word of God it becomes crystal clear that effective prayer is made as a result of what we already know through sheer-relationship with the word of God like it has been said before. Therefore, the mission to accurate prayer seeks to enforce that which has been revealed to you while studying or listening to the word of God. Faith comes by hearing the word of God and not necessarily by praying, though praying is a very good tool for developing our spiritual muscles. The big question is what is God intending to hear when you pray?

The only thing that moves God is the revelation of His word and the positioning of our faith in believing His word which carries the content of our promises and inheritance from Him. When you take that which you’ve received by faith in the word to God via praying and meditating on the word, you put into motion the law of kingdom authority. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”{Mathew 16:19}

If you have not seen it bound in heaven you do not have the right or power to bind it here on earth and if you have not seen it loosed in heaven you’ll only be wasting time and effort trying to lose it here on earth because heaven will not cooperate with you. The ultimate mission of a truly genuine pray-ing seeks to align our will with that of God’s purposes and plans concerning all situation and circumstance irrespective of the pain we might be feeling at the moment in time. The Father is always seeking for a lasting answer to our problems and not a temporary fix-it solution.  Only the will of God will give us the lasting result to the situation and nothing else.

Gaining sight {understanding} before praying

I’ll like to relate accurate prayer to first gaining sight as a spiritual priority to the praying itself. An example is the story of the crippled man by the Temple gate called Beautiful in Jerusalem. On that faithful day when Peter and John was about entering the temple at the hour of prayer, the scripture says the man who fastened his eyes on the Apostles expecting alms from them as he had made it his custom to ask for alms from people who come to worship at the temple, but Peter said to “him silver and gold we have not but such as I have I give to you, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”; a time comes in our lives where we just must stop asking for silver and gold since they are not really what we need in line with priority for our healing.

What we truly need is a divine healing of our limbs {meaning the strength that carries our body} which ultimately gives mobility to get as much gold and silver as we need. Our prayer must desire to give us strength to enter into the will of our heavenly Father. Another case study is the blind man who cried out to Christ for help.  Mark 10:49-52, {what qualifies giving according to Mathew 7:7-10?}

When Christ finally called him and asked him for what he wanted, he said: “that I may regain my sight”. He never asked for money, clothes, acceptance from friends, not even for food, all he asked for was that his eyes may be opened again. What an understanding of his deficiency! Most of us today in the Body have not come to terms with what we truly need and that is the reason why we’re still not satisfied with all the ‘so called miracles’ we claim to have.

It’s time we got our priorities right. Brethren, what are you asking for in this season of the Lord’s visitation? What you ask for in prayers show to a large degree the level of your spiritual {understanding} sight. When we learn to align our entire being with the principles and laws of God’s kingdom, we will definitely live in the realm of ultimate victory irrespective of the challenges we might face. The devil is no match for the least of us who choose to follow the principles and authority of God’s word.

Our perception about prayer must be reformed in the light of present kingdom truth before we can enjoy lasting results for our request in this season. Lots of people build the foundation of their prayer lives on a mentality of a magic charm. Prayer is not just a charm we use when we’re faced with a situation. Faith, trust and confidence must be built on a true altar of kingdom praying. We can be hundred percent sure of the will of God when we learn to pray and wait to hear His voice in a place of spiritual quietness and meditation.

Accurate kingdom prayer must seek to build relationships first;

The desire and will of God for his children is to know his voice at every given situation. Jesus said, my sheep knows my voice and the stranger’s voice they will not follow… The template and foundation of our prayer life should not be built on presumption or on a religious mentality that says if it’s right its God but if it’s bad then it’s the devil.

Sometimes the Father can refuse us what we think we desperately need because he has seen that in future that request will not bring joy and fulfillment to you.  Accurate kingdom prayer must seek to build relationships first with God before meeting our material or emotional needs. When request is based on a template of true relationship, we then can be sure that God is bound to always come through with the right answer irrespective of what He says to us, either yes or no.

Because we are sure of the knowledge of the Fatherhood of God we can never be frightened or disappointed of His reply when we ask him for direction or need.   A lot of people today are afraid of the will of God for their lives because they don’t trust that God can give them the best. They had rather take their request to him for stamping {approval} than to ask for His will to be done in their lives. This is a terrible mistake. I have made it in time past and many are still making such a mistake today.

Proverb chapter 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him; and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes;

We need to understand that what really makes our prayer relevant is not what we say during the prayer time, but the mold {pattern-mind-set} that shape or forms how we say what we say; trust and confidence must be built around our prayer lifestyle for it to become effectual.  Because of our terrible past and experiences with people especially very close acquaintances who have abused our trust we tend not to trust God or his promises because we have come to see every body including God from the same perspectives or through the same mirror of our past disappointments. Most people have built strongholds around those negative convictions and beliefs concerning the things that was done to them or taken from them.

A negative experience that has formed major strongholds which has {wrong mind-set} continued to cripple our ability to hold unto the promises of God in confidence and assurance of the integrity of the Father’s covenant for their lives is detrimental to our spiritual growth. Healing must be sort for in these areas of our lives before our prayer can become effective.  We need to seek the face of God to expose these hidden parts of our lives which are crippling our spiritual walk with the Spirit. It’s time we become informed by the power of the word of God through the light of the Holy Spirit working within our mentality. We don’t want to pray amiss again!

Key points to know and understand before praying!

The effective prayer of the righteous man avails much…

Prayer must first be established on the foundation of accurate relationship (intimacy) with the Father and not necessarily on needs – Luke 11: 3. This is because there are times we don’t feel like praying but when we remember what prayer does in restoring us back to that place of his love and grace we cannot but reach out to Him in true love and thanksgiving.

  1. 1. You must know the spiritual authority that backs your words and not necessarily your vocabulary in the place of prayer – Psalm.19:14, that means you cannot be saying something positive with your mouth while all God sees in your heart is doubt fear and discouragement. God is not mocked. Gal 6, Romans 9: prayer must be built on the foundation of faith and hope {Hebrews 11:6}.

  1. 2. Your motive for praying is also important to God. God sees the state of your heart before hearing what your mouth is saying. David said “if I regard iniquity in my heart , God will not hear me’’  {Psalm 66:18}      {Jeremiah 17:12}

  1. 3. Know that God gave us the tool of prayer not necessarily to change our immediate situation, but rather to change our {character} and attitude of response to these {Hebrews 11:6} challenges that we are facing. God is not only interested in solving your problem or meeting your needs, His ultimate desire is to change you as a person into his image.

When you are changed, the things you are asking Him to alter in prayers may just be the very things He desires you to embrace for your character reformation and ultimate transformation. Paul had thorns in his flesh for the purpose of (arguably self-regulation) with respect to the much revelation given to him. Most of us carry the potential of pride in our hearts even in the place of prayers {2 Corinthians 12:7}

You must know that the will of God over rides your needs and desires in place of prayer: – the focus of our prayers must be “your kingdom come, your will be done” …. Not my will but your will be done in my life, family, ministry, business, career, etc. Luke 11:2. In other words, never allow your prayer to be centered on self but on His ultimate will and desire in whatever situation you may need His guidance. You need to know by revelation that His thoughts toward you are thoughts of good and not evil…{Jeremiah 29:11}


  1. 4. You must work in discernment –Eph 3:7-8 before and while praying. Listen to the inner voice of the Spirit speaking to your inner man. While you’re praying try as much as possible to focus on what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to you at that moment in time.
  1. 5. Most importantly, the level of God’s word in your life determines your level of success in life and not necessarily your hours spent in prayers. God’s word will help us to know what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God for our life in the place of accurate praying. Roman 12:3.  God has exalted his word above all situations.

  1. 6. Our attitude in prayer: The attitude of man is shown in prayer; for instance the way people pray for others differ from the way they prayer for their own needs. Every area of prayer exerts and reveals different attitude. The way we pray a prayer of intercession differs from that of supplication, guidance or thanksgiving, etc. The most important thing is that our prayers must be birthed with the burden and passion of the Spirit. It is true that God looks at the heart and not our actions alone, however there is not an act that does not come from a particular kind of attitude of heart be it Good or bad. Psalm.51.
  1. 7. Understanding the place of Worship: From John 4: 22-24, we realize that there are true and false worshipers. True worship is done in and through your spirit to the Spirit in the reality of the revelation of God’s word flowing in your heart like a river. Therefore, the mingling of the Spirit within your heart through the help of prophetic instrumentation like the ministry of the Psalmist and the minstrel songs opens and align your heart to a higher frequency and flows of the Spirit.

This dimension of worship connects your spirit to the wave lent the Lord requires your prayer or intercession to flow towards. It will amaze you the level and impact the ministry of a mistral can add to your prayer time. The threefold cord of the intercessor, the psalmist and the prophetic anointing are not allowed to be separated in ministry if major impact must be carried out in our warfare. Worship is far beyond singing and lifting up of our hands. It is both the adoration of your heart and everything you do. The heart and act must become a unit in the spirit for God to declare his council.

In relation to relationship, worship is a type of prayer that grants you access to the very Throne Room via the combination of spiritual gifts available for the Church. {Acts 13:1-4}.  A true worshipper never lacks revelation and direction. Worship sensitizes your spiritual ear to hear and your eyes to see the answer to your prayers. Elisha asked for minstrel to come play in order for him to have access into the prophetic frequency in order that he may know the will and mind of God for the nation. While this prophetic act was taking place the word of the Lord brought direction concerning the battle the king of Israel and Judah were about to face. 2 kings 3:6-16

  1. 8. TRUST: Prayer still remains the cardinal foundation for reformation for nation, families and individuals. {Proverb 3:5} Everything that Paul knew he received through building his trust and faith in praying and meditation on God’s promises. The only way a man can have the revelation of Christ the Messiah is to continually build a lifestyle of deep intercession. Trust and confidence come by the revelation we receive in the place of intimate relationship. We all need to be established (entrenched) in the present truth. {2 peter 1:12}.

Until God can trust a man, He cannot bless him in the fullness of his desires. Time will judge whether or not a man is truthful and trustworthy during the times of testing through trials and tribulations of life, because trials are a part of the process to maturing a man; we learn not to put our trust in man but in the Father alone.

9. FORGIVENESS: Forgiveness is a major tool in our journey to praying effectively and efficiently.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The ability to release (in forgiveness) people and follow them up in love is highly important for an effective prayer life matt.6:14, He who cannot forgive is he whose life is embedded in pride and bitterness. God allows some things to happen to us so as to expose our true natures (heart) that’s why the word of God is given to regulate our entire life {Psalms.119: 105}.

Un-forgiveness can blind your mentality and spiritually, prevent you from receiving healing and blessing from God. The scripture says   “where there is strife (un-forgiveness), all manner of evil is present” {James 3:13-16}.

10. HUMILITY: Humility is the virtue in every believer’s life that God uses to visit him or do something in his life {Prov.16:18}. Humility simply means recognizing your shortcomings and depending on God’s grace to do what you believe Him for 2 Chronicle.17: 14. One of the proofs of pride is not to inquire from God, hence one thing that humbles a man is prayer’ prayer and pride does not have a meeting place. {Psalm 51}. Humility is a sign of righteousness. The sacrifice of God is a broken and a contrite spirit.   Pride is a subtle spirit that gains entrance into a heart that is not sensitive to God’s will and plan either for him or the world we live in. {James 3:6-8}.

THE MINISTRY OF PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT:

Going through the book of 1Cor 12:10, 11; Apostle Paul outlined the nature and workings of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer. The first mission and manifestation of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer is to effect a change of nature and character and not necessarily the manifestation of tongues as it is taught today in many charismatic and Pentecostal circles. There is no doubt that anyone who claims to be saved should and must speak in the language of his or her regenerated spirit. This is highly necessary for personal and corporate spiritual edification according to Jude 20 and 1Cor.5:17.

Speaking in other language

It is important we emphasize the importance and the benefits of building up the spirit man in line with the instruction and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Thus, the presence of the Holy Spirit in our individual lives makes our prayer or the art of intercession functional and easy for people to relate to in building their spirituality.

Praying in the spirit is not limited to speaking in tongues but rather, building the capacity to become spiritually effective and proficient in your called mission and destiny.  A man can pray in the language others can understand and still be effectively praying in the Spirit because the word proceeding from his mouth is powerfully directed, driven and controlled by divine unction flowing out of his union with the Spirit of truth.

Thus praying in the spirit is praying in accordance with the sayings and interjection of the thoughts of God into your spirit man who is eventually transmitted through your soul for others to understand in order to say amen. Praying in the Spirit is not something you force but rather flows in as the Holy Spirit gives you prophetic utterance. The scripture says “Out of the abundance of the heart, (spirit) the mouth speaks”, (Jesus says, the words that I speak are spirit and life). Life in the Spirit is not dogmas or mechanical in operation; you have to collaborate with the flow of the inner river of God in your spirit to see divine things become true reality.

This is the realm where intercessory and prophetic gifts are perfectly develops and entrenched within ones spiritual personality.  Hence, you need to spend time praying in the spirit to come to this deeper realm of your spiritual reality.

It is the overflowing of the living {water} word, mixed with the ever flowing spring of the Spirit in your heart, that gives divine utterance to your vocal cord in making precise proclamation and decrees over our life, family community and the nations.

This type of intercession is only done in, by and with the leading of the Spirit of intercession living in you.  We must allow the Holy Spirit to take charge of our prayer and intercessory life so that we can enjoy praying in accordance to the leading and direction of His will. We have to give the river of God full expression in and through our lives. David understood the act of what praying in the Spirit meant when he wrote Psalm 46 as an expression of what he felt is best to describe this inner reality.

The Tabernacle of God is not just among men in this third day but within men and women who have truly open up to move higher in their work with the Holy Spirit. Everything the Lord is doing and will do is all an outflow of the spiritual quality of men and women whose life has become the Father’s house. How welcome is God in your heart? Many of us have open up to God to a certain level but we have not completely open every room of our {house} heart to Him. The Lord is still a guest to many Christian. Don’t mind him come for holiday as long as he’s not coming to stay permanently.   The Lord must have complete preeminence over our lives or nothing! We can’t give him half and keep half and then thing we have all spiritual and material benefit of salvation.  It’s time to allow him take over in order for His {Spirit} River to fill the tabernacle of our heart.

Psalm 46:4-6

4} There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. 5} God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. 6} The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. NKJV

Many have tried to fake speaking in tongues while others have refused and rejected the benefit to pray in tongues because they feel it’s no use since they cannot understand what they are saying. Firstly, the things of God are foolish to the ordinary unregenerate mind. To try to comprehend spiritual things with your human faculty is like trying to picture how your brain coordinates and process information.

You have to understand the principle and pattern that drives spiritual reality into the natural. Far beyond speaking words that cannot be understood by your natural senses, there is a spiritual technology that drives what you say based on the development of the spiritman. You to understand that spiritual thing are compared to the growth and development of a child.

You spirit needs to mentor by the Holy Spirit through the set-person he has appointed over your life for that season. Every season of your spiritual growth requires a unique grace and capacity the Lord will bring your way to help you navigate to the next point of your call and mandate. In as much not speaking in tongues cannot stop you from making it into heaven but then, it can deprive you of so many spiritual and mental transformation benefits. We cannot start listing the benefits of speaking the language of the spirit. Tongues’ speaking is given to enrich and enhance your spiritual journey to that place of perfection and maturity in God.

The ministry of speaking in tongues is a gift and a promise for every new or old believer in Christ. What many still do not understand about speaking in tongues is that, as you grow in your spiritman and work with God, so does your spiritual communication and language in divine things. Like we are seeing communication in the natural moving into a higher dimension of sophisticated innovations; this technology is ever pushing man into a higher dimension of technological discovery and adventure, yet they are made accessible and chip for all to use.

The Lord uses natural things to explain how spiritual thing operate and functions. The development of your spirit man can take your spiritual language beyond the frontier of your mental faculty and experience.  Know wonder the scripture says he who speaks in the unknown tongues speaks not to men but to God…for on one understands him; because he speaks mysteries with his spirit… {1 Corinthians 14:4}.    The key word here is speaking mysteries with your spirit. The word mystery means that which is beyond the faculty of human reason and explanation. Why is speaking in {the unknown language} tongues a mystery? It’s a mystery because it was ordained by God for spiritual man. The word says it is the Glory of God to conceal a matter but then, it is the glory of kings to unravel it.

The natural man does not understand the things of the Spirit for they sound and look foolish to him. Suffice to say that tongues speaking helps to develop and enhance our spiritual capacity in the place of intercession it will be out-of-place to just see the manifestation of the Spirit as just a gift or promise limited to speaking in other tongues. The release or what is defined to be the out pouring of the Spirit of God is far beyond the utterance of strange langue.  The release of the Spirit is the outpouring of the very transforming life, nature and character of God upon anyone, who through his or her faith, has accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and savior and have publicly made it known to anyone who wishes to hear.

In the book of Acts chapter 2, the Bible says, on the day of Pentecost. The Spirit of the LORD came upon the Believers as it was previously promised by God through the ministry of Prophet Joel. {Joel 2:28-29}. The outpouring of the Spirit does not necessarily mean speaking in tongues; to manifest the very nature and character of the Spirit is the first manifestation or rather, expectation of the final outpouring. The Lord said, he will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh in the last days. Meaning, there will be a release of supernatural manifestation of divine capacity to talk and walk in the demonstrative power of the kingdom of God in our generation like never before.

The release of the Spirit will not only enable you to function in an unprecedented capacity and speed, but will also release the full operation of the fruit of the Spirit in one’s life. More than ever before, the earth is going to witness the regenerated nature of the kingdom life, and the Excellency of the glory of Christ will be reveal for all to see in full measure. This spiritual manifestation birthed by the power of kingdom based intercession will attract millions into the house of God like never before. The Lord is presently busy building the type of {house} life, ministry and leadership that will eventually house this people.

This Temple the Lord is constructing has nothing to do with human perverted definition of Church and leadership. The Lord will have himself a people who are completely dead to their own agenda of ministry.   When we start praying and interceding from this perspective and knowledge, we will eventually see the full manifestation of the glory of the Father all around us. To engage in effective intercession we must pray in the Spirit; by the Spirit and with the Spirit at all times.

Seeing the full demonstration of intercessory capacity:

To see this dimension of spiritual and mental demonstration of intense intercession, you and I must come out of the outer man who limits and denies us our spiritual inheritance in Christ. The Carnal mind does not understand the things of the Spirit because they are only spiritually discerned. Discernment is the guiding light of true

kingdom based intercessors.

Where there is no spiritual direction there can’t be accurate and intense intercession.   When prayer is based on the direction and leadership of the Spirit, one cannot miss the mind of God in praying right. It takes discipline to keep up with one’s spiritual exercise.  The reason why lots of people are spiritually unfit today is because they are not ready and are not prepared to build up what can be called spiritual capacity.

The very same way we build up in our natural gym is the same way we need to build up our spirit man in Christ’s spiritual gym. Exercising your spiritual muscle and personality cannot be over emphasized if we are going to have the required breakthrough in prayer and intercession. To the degree you spent time privately to pray is to the degree you will be spiritually fit, sound and healthy in life. Time must be invested to become spiritually strong and proficient. God does not want you to be spiritually weak, rather He desires us to be like him in all we do and say after all, that is the essence of our salvation.

The redemption of our lives has given us the advantage to reclaim our lost position of authority. When you and I follow the leading and guidance of the Spirit of truth we will ultimately become too strong for the enemy to overcome. I will seriously encourage every child of the kingdom to spend enough time in the presence of God; this will ultimately help you to build spiritual wisdom knowledge and accurate understanding in strategic warfare.

Your life, family, community and nation depends on your prayer life, never relegate your spiritual responsibility to someone else. The benefit of praying in the spirit cannot be measured by time or the very act of praying, only heaven will be able to tell the importance of what we stir up in the spirit when we start praying in and through the Spirit.   Some few points have been alighted about the importance and benefit of praying through the help of the Spirit.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT;


  1. It helps to enquire the mind and will of the Father concerning any given situation before making a decision.
  2. It helps to pray the will and mind of God at all times. It takes a sound and a productive mind to pray effectively in the spirit and through the Spirit. I.e. you pray in the realm above your mind that means distraction is completely dealt with. (Psalm19) most of our prayer points flow from the state of our unregenerated minds therefore when we pray in the spirit we are helped to get things in their right perspectives.
  3. It makes you sensitive to hear the voice of God irrespective of the pressure one might be faced with at the moment
  4. It  builds  your spiritual man-(spiritual growth)
  5. It enhances easy focus in prayer and intercession
  6. It is a weapon that the kingdom of darkness cannot discern or decode when it is done through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  7. It’s a complete kit and tool  for spiritual development and warfare
  8. It helps reveal the need of others to you, especially in the place of intercession. It takes our prayer and intercession to another realm of spiritual capacity.
  9. It guides the function and ability to discern and effect change where darkness had gained control within our soul and society in general

10. It is the basis for the building of all spiritual gifts. Without a disciplined prayer life, one can hardly be effective in the use of the gift and fruits of the Spirit.

11. It leads us to the central will and purpose of God for our family, business or called ministry.

12. It sharpens our discerning ability.

DISADVANTAGES OF NOT PRAYING IN [IN THE SPIRIT] TONGUES;


  1. You are limited in your prayer time and spiritual development.
  2. Your prayer can easily be contaminated  by the enemy’s evil suggesting to your mind and value systems
  3. To be short of words, limit your prayer and spiritual expression Therefore, what you can’t express in known language, you express through the spirit to your Father because he knows your thoughts and what you are trying to communicate to Him.
  4. You can easily be distracted because you are finding it difficult to connect in your known prayer language.
  5. You might find it difficult to discipline your mind and thought to stay focused.
  6. You are limited to the present events and unable to see (press) in to the future.
  7. It limits your prayer to a particular prayer point that might not even be the will of the Father for you at that moment or season in time.
  8. You might never know the direction the Holy Spirit wants you to go in prayer when your prayers or intercession is limited by known language.
  9. You might find yourself praying soulish or canal prayers; these are prayers that are based or built on your own ideas and selfish wants

GETTING TO KNOW GOD’S VOICE

If you are sure that God speaks all the time then you must develop an attitude of making yourself available to know and hear the voice of your heavenly Father on a daily basis. Prayer is not complete until you can hear God speak back to you.  I believe the most important aspect of our Christian growth and development is to accurately know {discern} the voice of our Father. The clearer His voice becomes to us, the more accurate we become in pleasing him and making right choices in this journey of life.  The knowledge and the revelation of God’s voice in the life of a believer supersedes all spiritual realities and acquired theological or philosophical acumen and degrees.

The very first thing that qualifies our ability to know and hear the father’s voice is to be a sheep willing to follow the direction of the shepherd. Jesus said according to John 10 that his sheep hears his voice; the question we should ask ourselves is; are we truly God’s sheep? If we are, we should then be hearing his voice, but if we are not hearing His voice, something obviously is wrong with our template of relationship or communication. A lot of us assume to be sheep while we are still behaving like goats in nature and attitude. It is highly important to understand by heart what qualifies us as sheep if our spiritual journey must be exciting and impactful.

What are the characteristics of a sheep?

  1. The sheep is an obedient animal, always following the voice of his master.
  2. Domestic in nature, not wiled.
  3. It benefits its master and its environment supplying of food, clothing and other commercial trades.
  4. It’s an animal whose entire life is dedicated to sacrifice for others to live.

Do these qualities define who we truly are before the good shepherd or are we merely paying lip service to be a sheep? One way we can use to qualify and embrace the character of a sheep is obedience, the more we obey the will of God through His written words the clearer our inner hearing and spiritual sight becomes upgraded. The more we submit to the plans of God the better we become in handling issues of life. Start with understanding the use of our time.

{Act1:1-8}.

The ministry of prayer part two

Following the practical aspect of effective prayer life:

 

PRAYING THE REVELATION Of THE WORD;

To be able to have a strong and consistent prayer life, the revelation of the word of the Lord must become the very basis of your spiritual foundation like I have said before. This was the pattern Christ left for the Church and the principle has not changed. A total abandonment of your life and desire to the will and purpose of the Father in prayer, initiates us into the part of discovering our destiny, mission and purpose to life.  Revelation and illumination about the true value and situations of people come through a deep intimate walk with the Father’s Spirit at all times.

John 5:19-20

…”I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.  For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even greater things than these.

The revelational knowledge of God before prayer gives us the precise knowledge of his expectation over our petition, intercession and supplication.  Prayer must never be built on your expectation and religious mind set. The issue in most cases when people pray is that they don’t follow due kingdom process; they already have a preconceived expectation of what their prayer should produce.

This is a false and a wrong mind set in praying.  Going to God in the place of prayer, means that you are ready to completely let go of your own limited  knowledge and wisdom { mind set of your operating system} of what you assume prayer is all about to His will, and purpose in all situation and circumstance}. The more his kingdom gets to manifest in your personal life, family, business and ministry, the more His will authority and power is made manifested in and through your

Gaining sight through accurate prayer;

One of the definitions we looked at is that, prayer renovate {builds} and restructures the state of a man’s spirit and soul (minds) back to its intended place and purpose in God before the fall of man in the garden. Since our mind-set or spiritual disposition is equal to our productivity in life, accurate prayer time corrects our template, perception and spiritual sight in knowing the very intention of God for our lives and the people around us. Prayer readjusts our mind-set to that of Christ in order to have accurate effective ministry. Your prayer can’t go beyond how you think, see and value things.

To pray right is to see and hear right! The word says; as a man thinks in his heart, so he is… what you think is what you see and what you see {understand} defines how you are in the long run. If you are not seeing properly concerning the will and purposes of God how then do you expect to pray effectively?

Definitely, your spiritual blindness will affect the value and efficacy of your prayers. We’ve seen a lot of people who pray religiously, but then, religious and traditional prayer has no power to change anything positively, the least such prayers could do is to give you a sense of false spiritual activity!

The Scripture says: “The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous avails much, (produces power)” Hence, every time we pray, we must have this at the back of our mind, that there is a kind of prayer that God answers; God doesn’t answer all prayers, though He has the ears to hear all our petitions.  The only prayer that He answers is that which is in accordance with his will, purpose and plan for your life and his kingdom on earth. You must acquaint yourself to knowing the will of God, because only His will reveals His mind and His mind is revealed in His unchanging word.

The scripture says: 1 Cor 2:16

For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

How do we get to know the mind of Christ for all situations in prayers?, when we start building the mentality of an accurate study and prayer life; letting go of our hidden agendas, obeying his word concerning our moral standard of living, building on an unconditional foundation of true relationship with the Spirit of the Lord, in fellowship.  An accurate prayer life is shown first in building a right concept of intimacy and love for God in your soul and spirit, {mind, emotion will and intellect} not necessarily for your immediate need or breakthrough. It is from this point of understanding that other realities and manifestations that are part of God’s plan for us comes into bear.

The prayer that produces a strong prophetic cutting edge

Study;

Acts 9:10-12

Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said unto him in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I (am here), Lord.

And the Lord (said) unto him, Arise, and go to the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one named Saul, a man of Tarsus: for behold, he prayeth; and he hath seen a man named Ananias coming in, and laying his hands on him, that he might receive his sight.

We also established the facts that there is no way we can pray without knowing the word of God. The word of God will be the foundation of our prayer life: Therefore, someone who is not disciplined in studying, reading and meditating on the word of God will not have a strong or powerful prophetic cutting edge, which is birthed in the place of deep intercession for other people.  It is not the strength you exercise in prayer that makes your prayer effective, but the understanding of your spiritual timing and disposition, in applying the truth.

It is not (in quote) how many scriptures you use in prayer that really matters, but the life of God {virtue} you release in the prayer time. Fine, it is true that you pray the scriptures, but you must also have the understanding and accurate application of what you are proclaiming and decreeing at the time of your devotion.  In other words, you need to believe first, in the inner life and grace you carry in Christ, before God can use your prayers to bring a lasting change to situations.

If you don’t have faith in your own prayers or intercession, not self confidence now, then, it going to be highly difficult to see or identify an answered prayer you’ve made in the past. Like Job said, “the things that I really feared have come upon me…” You must establish it in your heart first, that God is going to hear and answer your prayers, because you’re praying His will and purpose for your life and the situation at hand.

One of the first things you need to understand by heart is that when you pray, God will hear you and show you things you need to know about the request. A lot of us pray but our prayers are based or centered on fear and assumption i.e. “we say, in case God doesn’t hear” So, even when the result of our prayer request comes, we are not sure if it is God answering or a mater of coincidence, we don’t know.

Remember Zachariah the priest who for years prayed for a son, and yet when the answer of his prayer finally came, he doubted, because he was not praying in faith and expectation. Faith must call the things that are not, as though they are… If we desire to see a great change in our prayer life we must first learn to build great confidence in God and His word.

As we begin to climb higher unto the mountain of praying the will of the Father, God through His Spirit will start directing us through a more preferred way that makes our praying more effective and productive. The word and the realities of spirit are progressive in nature and in revelation therefore we can’t base our present prayer life on the ways we’ve been taught ten, fifteen years ago, there should be development and maturity in our prayer understanding and value system.

We need to grow, develop and mature in our spiritual understanding of the required position for the season in time in order to become more effective in our strategy of kingdom warfare. The deep must call unto the deep! We must move forward everyday because the devil has it own strategies to hindering and corrupting perception with the old religious paradigm that has become obsolete in operation.  Somebody once said “the devil does not have any new tricks; he’s just a fool under my foot.

That may be true in positional truth but not yet in reality in your existence in relation to personal and global issues affecting your life. The enemy may have one strategy but he has a way of manipulating, recycling and selling that same old stuff to you in a new package way that you can’t even differentiate the real from the fake due to your spiritual blindness.  The Bible cautions us not to be ignorant of the scheme of the enemy.   Unfortunately, many are still falling under those same old gimmicks because they are not ready to sit and study to know how to defeat him over their lives, family, business and ministry.

Reforming the structure of a praying church

The Church mentality of spiritual service must be restructured and re-aligned to meet the present need of the Spirit. If we are going to be relevant to the needs of our communities and that of the nation at large, we must be ready to hear what the Sprit of the Lord is saying afresh and become passionate and proficient in obeying and doing the right thing in the right way and at the right time!

John 5:19

“I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing,

The Father’s desire for us is to move into the place He is moving into! He doesn’t want us to slack behind in our understanding and revelation of His Son and His work in the nations of the world. He wants us to move in the same pace he is moving.  I want us to notice something again about Jesus Christ’s operational system of impact while he was about to start and finish his earthly ministry.

One cannot but noticed the way he completely gave himself to the ministry of praying and interceding. His entire trust and confidence was built on his knees.  Prayer was like food and drink to him.   The Bible says He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for forty days and forty nights, where He prayed and fasted.

There is a need to have a vivid picture of what Jesus did in the wilderness about two thousand years ago before starting his public ministry. Why did he have to go into the wilderness? He didn’t just go there to be tempted for the fun of proving to the enemy that he’s stronger because he is the Son of God; he actually went to pray and fast to receive clarity and direction for that which was ahead of him in ministry. The scriptures said after he had finished praying and fasting for forty days and forty nights the tempter came to tempt him. Notice that the temptation came after the fast and not before or during the fast. The real tests of your life, business and ministry always come after you think you just have a major breakthrough and victory.

Please let these words sink into your inner most being, the devil is never in a hurry to strike you with his main weapon; he knows that most people become vulnerable when they think they have just won the battle over him. There is absolutely nothing that carries eternal value that will not need the direction and guidance of God in the place of unrelenting prayers before starting and while fulfilling it.

It’s quite easy to be carried away by the ACT {service} of ministry and forget what sustains our life mission! The foundation of accurate prayers brings clarity to purpose, gives accurate focus, sustains your stability in wisdom and brings provision in the necessary areas of needs. Anything that will determine destiny, shape or mould the course of future events, lead people into a new beginning or close an old chapter of your life must be built on the revelation of a true prayer and intercessory lifestyle. Prayer prepares us for migration and transition into the next realm of spiritual capacity and acceleration in fulfilling purpose and destiny.

If I have been given dominion over all things why do I need to pray?

The scripture says in Genesis 1 that man was created to have dominion and authority over all things. And if you have dominion and authority over all things; do you still need to ask for anything? Since man actually fell from the throne of grace; from that position that God gave him over all things through the sin of the first man, we had to now depend on God for every little need in our life because of our spiritual blindness regarding the already given and restored provision.

Paul told the Roman church that we know not how to pray as we ought to but the Spirit makes intercessions for us…Prayer is not limited to an act of petition. Though, we have the prayer of petition, but we are looking at the generality of praying and interceding. In other words, praying is not a tool to receive but rather a tool restoring us back to the place were we fell from.

Rebuilding the true altar of prayer, Read; Rom 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

One of the things prayers helps you to do is that it links your spirit with that of the Father in the place of worship and worship is sacrificial in nature and it demands your total commitment and offering to someone you love and appreciate. When you are coming to worship God, you are coming with something to offer him; I believe that is why Jesus said. : pray ye this way: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…. (Like 11:1).

He established that the very first thing you need to understand in prayer is to know that God is your father no matter how the situation may look. Create an atmosphere of relationship with your Father in the place of praying. You have a Father who is in heaven, who longs to hear your voice; you don’t just have a God who only meet your need, but a Father who knows and loves you irrespective of what you might have been through or presently going through in life.

Once you understand this reality of life, it solves all the misunderstood principle of binding and losing prayers we do without much result. When you know that God is your Father and that He will not withhold from you anything good, you will not waste your time for two hours (2hrs) on one need trying to convince him on why he must answer your petition. But you can stay in the presence of God for two hours (2hrs) loving Him, thanking Him and appreciating Him for who He is to you and getting to know His mind for your life and the rest of the world..

And as you do that, you are going to live a more fulfilled and exciting life when you get up from that kind of prayer time. We must get it off our minds, seeing God as a God of meeting our needs alone. God wants to relate to us in truth and in Spirit as our Father. There is more to the ministry of a father than just meeting your daily needs. Remember even when Adam fell in the garden; it was the Father looking for Adam, he kept calling; “Adam where are you”? ‘I believe God is still looking for us, while we are going about complaining and giving excuses that can’t save us.

We need to stop looking for figs that only meet temporary needs, and after a while it dries up and the cycle will have to be replayed again and again, it’s time we broke the cycle of defeat and start running to God for a true and a lasting solution. I believe prayer is a place where we can actually express our love, trust and confidence in the God of mercy.

Getting rid of distraction

When you are praying; it is just between you and Him no one else must be involved to cause distraction. There must not be interference by people or things around you; what they’re wearing, how they look, should be not an issue to you if you are truly praying in spirit and in truth. A lot of people are too self-conscious and environmental conscious when they are praying, and so the enemy robs them of their miracle and breakthrough most of the time.  That is why the Bible says God is seeking for true worshippers.

Prayer is a type of worship unto God. God is tired of people who are always asking for that which is not centered on his plans and desires for their lives…  He is seeking for people who will worship Him in prayer to the point where He can begin to speak to them about His plans and desire for others, and the nations of the world. God has no problem in meeting your need because He is beyond your needs; He has a problem in your coming to meet Him every day for fresh needs without a heart of gratitude and appreciation for ones He has provided yesterday. God wants you to relate to Him as a son or as a daughter and not a ‘task master servant relationship’

We are no longer in Egypt; the task master mentality must be broken in our lives.  He wants you to see Him as a loving Father and not just a Father. When you begin to see God as a loving Father, then it is establishes a relationship of knowing that whatever you say comes to pass. When you come to a place where you know God, then your prayer becomes effectual and fervent. What makes your prayer effectual is the knowledge and understanding you have of the Fatherhood of God.

Getting the heart right before praying

It is not the theory or what has been told about prayers, and it is not limited to knowing the principles also, your heart must be connected to His heart. Prayer is a heart to heart contact with your Father; the two hearts must beat as one!   Prayer is expressing words you cannot say openly. That’s why the scripture says when you go before God, you go into your closet and shut the door, and God who sees and hears in the secret will reward you openly.

He says do not be like the Pharisees, who love to go about in market places with their long robes seeking the praises of men in prayer, proving that they are better than everyone else.

That is not Praying; but hypocrisy in display! And I see too much hypocrisy today in our prayer times, in the body of Christ. You know some time we want to pray to prove that we are better off. Like I said, your heart must be in tune and in the right standing with God, before God can even listen or hear your prayer.

A heart that is lofty to God can never get to know God. Your mouth could be saying the right thing, but your heart is far from his will and counsel.   We read in Romans 10:10 which talks about the heart and the mouth, “with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” And we know that righteousness is the foundation of God’s throne; And anything you are going to do must go on the platform of righteousness.

If it is not in right standing, then it is not accepted before God, no matter how desperate your prayer is, no matter how frantic your need is, if your foundation is not built on righteousness, meaning you are not asking for the head of your neighbour in judgment. That is witchcraft in prayers.   So, you must be in right standing before your prayers can be answered. When we understand this, then it will be easy for us to know and understand the reason why Jesus died for people we seem to hate.

In everything He did, He had to depend on the Spirit of the Father’s love and mercy. He had to follow the will of his Father. God expect us to be like Him because we are supposed to be an example or followers of Christ. The bible says Jesus died and left us Himself as an example that we should follow his foot steps. Therefore, if we have to follow the steps of Christ in the place of prayer, then we must see how He did it and not how we want to do it.

The standard of God is Jesus Christ, and anything below such standard is unaccepted. It seems we are forgetting that so fast in this present day Christianity.  We seem to have an alternative for Jesus, in the way we talk and do things; it seems we have an alternative to Jesus through our behaviour. We need to resound this kingdom truth to men that there is no alternative to the principles Christ laid down for his church.

If Jesus forgave men, God expects us to forgive too. If Jesus lived by the standard of his Father then, it is also true that he expect us to live by that same quality standard. If Jesus prayed, God expect us to pray the way he did it. If Jesus fasted, God expects you to, to fast. There is no shunting in the kingdom of God!

Following the right door of prayer

There are no back doors in the kingdom of God. The Bible says those who follow the window or the back door are thieves. Jesus said I am the way, and I am the door. Therefore, we must learn to go in through the Door- Christ. It may be difficult or painful, the door is the only acceptable pattern and way we must follow through. He is the good Shepherd and we must follow the shepherd of our soul in order to please our Father. The Bible says that Jesus prayed. We can see that in the beginning of His ministry that Jesus prayed and towards the close of his ministry, He also prayed. As a matter of fact, the Bible says He prayed until the sweat that came out of Him was likened to blood.

At the greatest time of pressure in the life of Jesus, He did not run away from prayer, rather, He prayed the more because, He knew it was only God that could strengthen Him and the only way He can communicate with his Father is not in mumbling but in pouring out his soul on the altar. We need to understand this. That’s our master. He never allowed the pressures of his life to take him away from the presence of God. A man who is gifted in God, his knees are not far from the ground. This is because, at every point in time, you will have to kneel and submit yourself before your Maker.

You will have to worship your Maker because that is the only place you receive strength and grace to move on in life. We must de-emphasize our strength from men and money, and back to God, if we must be people who will be effective in the school of Tyranus {Act 19:9}; if we must be people who are going to take our society, our nation and our generation for God, then we must be ready without any doubt, we must be ready without any unbelief. You must be ready to give yourself into the ministry of prayer. You must come off that 20 minutes or one hour prayer mentality to a lifestyle. Prayer must become food to you. It must become something you love doing without season. That is the first thing we need to do, we must develop a love and passion for it.

What is it that you love to do the most? Let prayers be exchanged for it! Let prayer take the place of that thing you love to do most. When prayer becomes your first love, your desire and what you long for; when prayer becomes what you die and live for, then God’s life cannot but be poured out to you for the healing of the nations. Your head cannot lack the oil of kingdom advancement.

Mercy cannot be far from you; Favor cannot be far from you because you are close to God in thought and in deeds. Prayer makes you get closer to God. If you look through the Bible; apart from Jesus, you will see that those people who did something that touched God and affected their generation were people of prayer. Is it Elijah? Is it Elijah? Is it Abraham? Abraham actually prayed for Sodom and Gomorrah. Is it David? Is it Moses? These are people who completely gave up their lives to build accurate prayer altars.

The Prayer that builds your spiritual capacity

God never uses any man who is not close to Him in prayer because it’s only in prayer that you can walk with Him and know the accurate need of the people. And God is not ready to use a man who is not ready to submit to His command. And one of the ways to hear His command is by spending time with Him in praying and interceding for others.

How do you know when to go forward or when to retreat from the battle field? No matter how much David was under pressure, He would always go back to God in asking what he should do.  At the greatest test of the ministry of Moses by the Red Sea, the bible says, He actually led the people to the shore of the sea and went to pray to know what he is expected to do. And God said, what is in your hand? The man was so quick to pray, but God told him to get up. He is so used to prayer and running to God.

True prayer will reveal the hidden potentials of strength and gifts in your life. The day Moses stopped praying and assumed the will of God, it cost him his ministry and destiny. As we pray the will of God, our destiny and life is being re-sharpened into the right direction and purpose. It is only in prayer that you can see the true picture of your future.

Prayer gives you the confidence for the next day; it tells you that there is still hope for you. Haven’t you discovered that the only time you get discouraged is the time you stopped your communion and communication with God.

If the devil can stop you from praying; then he has made you his prey! Praying is the place of refueling your spirit-man with the life of God (inner strength); therefore, you cannot afford not to pray.

Let every other thing be taken away from you. but please never allow your prayer life be taken from you!  Don’t let the devil close your mouth. Don’t let the devil close your heart. Don’t give the enemy any room in your heart because the moment he gains room into your heart, very soon he will shut your mouth from declaring the council of the Father. That’s why David had to pray, please don’t take your joy away from me. Take everything but not your joy. In other words, you can rebuke and chastise me, but don’t take away your joy from me. Why?

Everything you say or do outside the ambiance of the Father’s joy is just a mere formality. You know that most things you say in prayer don’t get to pass through your ever-anxious mind, not to talk of penetrating through the heavenly realms to the required place where it ought to alight in the very presence of the Lord. So, Jesus actually gave Himself to a life of prayer. He never assumed for a minute to know the will of His Father.

He constantly allowed his life to be motivated in prayers though he ministered to multitudes in an unprecedented release of divine power, yet he wasn’t a man of the great stature and crowds’ pleaser.  He was a man to be reckoned with by the people and political institution of his days. What a capacity of character and leadership fortitude exhibited by the master and creator of all things. But He was a man who is so sure of Himself and yet not full of himself. Every decision he made was from the overflow realm of the Father will and plan for that decision. Nothing was done out of his own ideas of self agenda. These are qualities kingdom based prayer and intercession should produce in our lives irrespective of the tenacity of our spiritual activity.

Prayer gives you an invisible confidence yet with a full dosage of truth and meekness such that people will start wondering what manner of person you are; so humble yet so strong that nothing can stop you except the knowledge and revealed will of the Father. David put this type of quality and attitude of person this way; “I will look up to the hills where my help comes from”. Mind you, David was a very powerful and successful warrior in the eyes of the people, he did not have to consult God for his battle strategies and administrative capacity yet he knew without looking to that hills where his help comes from, he was sure to fail and loses the battle. Many are times we are not sure where our help comes from and so we’re perpetually depending on our intellect or worldly philosophies.

We allow every wind to push us here and there without consulting the mind of the Father in our purposes and decisions in life. Who is he that can come to the hills of the Lord, the scripture says, when you know how to find your way to his hill you will find help and strength for the journey ahead of you irrespective of the challenges ahead. Ps 15:1-4

LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?

Who may live on your holy hill?  He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts,

Prayer takes you deeper in glory

God will always tell his own to come up higher “Moses come up higher that I might show you great things” He said I will show you mighty things that you do not know. You don’t go lower in prayer, you climb a higher mountain and the more you climb the mountains, the more you subdue your valleys. Your mountain becomes plain to you. Have you noticed that Moses in the place of prayer after God had talked with him and the elders of Israel on the mountain; he was still told to come up higher into the cloud. Now, they were already on Mount Sinai but God still told Moses come up higher to another dimension of ascension where other elders were not qualified to approach. So I began to wonder where is that higher place Moses was called to come and experience.

He was taken beyond the cloud, the place of glory; no wonder when he came down from the mountain the people could not look straight at his face because of the glory of the Lord that covered him! What they saw in Moses was beyond the clouds but the very face of Lord. Moses was so deep in prayer that he said to God I am not going to move until I see your glory.

The LORD said no man sees me and lives. In other words, there is a realm you get to in prayer and you be caught up; you die to yourself before you can see Him. If you are someone who is so given to a prayer lifestyle, you discover that as you go deeper in prayers, you have this confidence in God that you can risk everything or ask God anything because nothing really matters again to you than His glory. Prayer is living in another realm of life all together!

Prayer, the power that breaks mental limitations

There is this confidence in you that even when someone says to you how do you know God will show up? And you say, I just say I know He will; and you are 100% sure that when you say it, It happens. And there is this magnetic pull from God. Every minute you want to be in His presence talking with him, it’s like someone addicted to something.

You want to go back every minute to hear what God is saying. You are in the Spirit and meditating. Prayer does something to your life; it kills the acts of the flesh {pride} and gives your spirit-man life. When you find out that you are beginning to depend on your flesh, please check your prayer life; because a true prayer will humble you, break the power of self confidence and pride, It takes your focus away from self  and human provision back to God alone.

I was reading Paul’s account in Acts, and he got me wondering as I began to study the life of Paul. And I discovered that the reason why God used Paul so mightily is because he was a man who had given himself totally to God. I believe there are two kinds of salvation. There is a salvation you receive by the virtue of that which God has done for you on the cross at Calvary by accepting Him as your personal Lord and savior; while the second salvation, I believe we all need to work on is the salvation of our soul.  The power of praying the will of the kingdom of God into our lives seeks to break the strongholds and wrong mentality our souls have embedded with over the years as the operating system of our thoughts and attitudes.

As we begin to pray and intercede, the power and influence of wrong mentality that has built strongholds into our souls starts to shatter into pieces, and new realities of kingdom life begins to flow into our soul and invariably our nature becomes transformed and reformed into the very nature of God.  Have you noticed that people who are living a lifestyle of prayer behave somehow different from others who don’t? They are not ordinary people, they don’t see what you see or think the way you think. In fact, it affects the way they talk and speak. Their vocal cord is affected and reconstructed to be the mouth piece of Jehovah.

They talk as if they don’t have strength, but they are so full of spiritual energy and life. Prayer has done extra work in their disposition and frame of mind. We have too many gifted people who are not cooked (birthed) in the place of prayer fire. Prayer messes you up on the outside and repairs you on the inside! If your desire is to truly pray, you must forget about your clothes getting wet, you must forget about your sweating, lipstick and three piece suit. These are all wrong paradigms set to hinder and cripple us from advancing in kingdom initiated intercession.

You must forget about your self-centeredness. There are some realms we cannot get to if we want to maintain all those things. If you still want to maintain your masculinity or your femininity; you cannot enter some realms in things of the spirit. You are limited to the outer court realm of your spiritual journey. You have to be rugged, willing to ‘pay {pray} the price to go beyond the veil of soulish limitations’.

Sometimes you may lose your shape and beautiful look for a season, which is part of the price you must be willing to pay. Nobody gets to God without paying a price! You may have to lose some good friends for a while because all the time you are in your closet seeking something only God can provide. People might have to call you names, People might misinterpret your hunger and search, yet it is for a purpose that you pray.

Families and friends might look at you as weird. But, it is for a time. When you understand the importance of the cost and price to an agonizing prayer life then you will know that their destiny is fashioned by some forces beyond the human sight and activity, whatever you’ll be doing in life is determined by your ability to influence things in the Spirit realm. God will always commit to people of prayer who are responsible and accountable, to the grace and power to shape destiny on their knees.

The grace and ability to respond to the needs of a nation is reserved and received in the place of passionate and agonizing intercession. Your little act of responsibility will make God commit greater and more deadly missions in advancing the frontier of His kingdom to the volatile places of the earth. In other words, because you are responsible, God will commit lives and regions into your hands and He will believe you enough and trust you enough to protect the lives and the souls of nations into your hands.

Not that He cannot protect them; but because somebody has to pray, somebody has to say something in line with His plans and principles of the word for Him to respond to the need at hand. A good praying vessel will always wake up when men are sleeping to shape the course of the day’s activities. It is a ministry according to I Cor. 12.

Prayer, the ministry of helps

Where God mentioned the ministry of helps and other gifts, prayer was included. Prayer is a ministry of helps, not only are you helping your own life, but you’re also helping the ministry and the Church to fulfill her purpose and destiny here on earth; you are also helping your nation and your generation to bring down the Lordship and government of God over the affairs of men.

Can you imagine what will actually be happening if people are truly and accurately praying for their cities, nations, families, communities and the body of Christ? Just imagine the type of healings, deliverance and infrastructural developments that we will be witnessing all around our community and nation? The reason the world is losing moral values and true love is due to the church not praying and interceding enough. If prayers were being offered in the same speed and pattern churches are being opened today in our inner cities the job would have been done long ago! Remember the request of Christ to his disciples in

Matt 9:35-38

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.  But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.  Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”

There is nothing like quality moral lives anymore in our society. Our nation is tearing and falling apart. We need to wake up and get praying the kingdom of God to come. Prayer will change the hearts of men and not our fine buildings and cathedrals. If prayer can change the hearts of wicked kings in the Bible days; then, prayer and intercession can still change the hearts of wicked leaders of our day.

We must give ourselves to continual spiritual responsibility for the reformation and restoration of our nation and community in the place of effective prayer life. We must not let the fire of intercession die in our hearts for people until we see the required Change. The Father is counting on you and me to start praying His kingdom and will to be done here on earth as it is being done right now in heaven. It’s time to pray and stop playing!

Part three;

Dealing with the state of mind in prayers

Power of transformation through meditation

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God Romans 12:2

But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9.

INTRODUCTION TO ACCURATE KINGDOM MEDITATION

Life generally is governed by certain principles, values and characters that are entwined into our fallen Adamic nature. These weak carnal tendencies within our human structure are invisible to the human sight and understanding. It takes a regenerated soul, filled with God’s illuminating power to expose and decode these weaknesses and flaws.

Almost everything under the power and authority of the fallen man has completely been corrupt; this explains why almost all human institutions from raising a family to transacting a business or governance via politics today are fallen apart with great impact on the next generation. When the right foundation of life is out-of-order within our mentality, everything built on it is set to collapse.

For you and I to ultimately breakthrough into the realms of victorious life as end time warriors of God’s kingdom, we must for a certainty endeavor to come into an accurate shift in our pattern of reasoning and understanding the precise kingdom principles and standards of human existence; thereby introducing and enforcing the higher laws of God’s word through meditation into our present operating systems, in order to break the mental captivity Egypt and Babylon had held us bound in for too long. It’s high time we completely destroy the enterprise of darkness over the Church’s mentality as we advance in this epic battle of regaining the souls of the nation for God’s kingdom.

Darkness, a present operating system within the human soul

Darkness is a law and also an operating system that eclipses the hearts and minds of men and women who have not come into the reality of their spiritual weakness and deficiencies, in order to accept God’s redeeming power and grace for their salvation. For you to overcome the present law {nature} of sin and death working within your value systems and mentality you need to change the template of your operating system completely to that of the law {principle} of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus which is a higher and a more superior principle by nature.

Romans 8:2-3 for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, I know I am rotten through and through so far as my old sinful nature is concerned. No matter which way I turn, I can’t make myself do right. I want to, but I can’t.  When I want to do good, I don’t. And when I try not to do wrong, I do it anyway. But if I am doing what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing it; the sin within me is doing it.  It seems to be a fact of life that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.  I love God’s law with all my heart.  But there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. This law wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Romans 7:18-23

You’ll always need a stronger and more effective law to subdue and over power the present one you have allowed to continue its influence and operation over your life, family business and community in general.

The human mind is not like our personal computer that once you delete your unwanted file from the hard drive it can’t be retrieved again; In the case of the mind whatever information goes into the mind is forever stored and can’t be deleted again. You will agree with me that we all have good and bad thoughts; these thoughts sometime flash into our present memories and of course bring to remembrance issues of the past which we don’t want to remember anymore. No mater how we deal with the issues of our past if we have not learned to use the prescribed principles of God’s word to imprint the revealed council and wisdom of God to neutralize or make non effect that area of our thoughts, the enemy might someday use the same old dormant memory stored in your mind to fight and defeat you. The enemy is good at creating incidents that always remind us of our negative past. If we are not grounded in the principles and usage of meditating on our new image, being renewed into the very life and person of Christ, the enemy will continue to use the old Adamic nature still residue in our old soulish realm to cripple and neutralize our present advancement to the place called Zion-the perfection of beauty.

To get rid of any form of darkness and obscurity within ones mind, you need the law of light to overcome its hold in that area of need, period! Victory over death’s stronghold comes through the knowledge and implementation of the understanding of the degree of the eternal life of Christ you carry in your mortal body as you walk the streets of your city!  It’s for this exclusive reason why Christians all over the globe today need to upgrade and develop their spiritual and mental capacity of kingdom productivity; by imprinting the law of daily meditation in their spiritual endeavors.

Due to the entrapment of the old Adamic nature within our souls,{will, emotion and intellect}  and body; we will always need to continually renew and transform our thinking faculties in order to bring into normality the right spiritual pattern of thinking which is exclusive to having the mind of Christ the Anointed One.  Having the mind of Christ is nonnegotiable to the attainment of absolute breakthrough in these last days.

Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. Philippians 2:5-8 ASV

The pattern of life, Christ lived here on Earth during His earthly ministry was not something super spiritual in nature as it has been preached or perceived through the obscurity of our preachers and theologians. Christ only showed us what the normal life, ordained by God for every human being before the fall should be like. In other words, if man had not fallen short of the glory given to him, we would have been doing the same things he did without struggling.

Wisdom, Divine health and prosperity where all supposed to be a normal life in Eden for the sons of Adam; when we begin to appreciate the reality and dimension of the glory we fell from, then we can fully and truly understand the kind of power Adam lost in the garden to Satan when he yielded his mind and thoughts to the voice of his wife who had been seduced by the enemy to eat the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:16-17.

But the Lord God gave him this warning: “You may freely eat any fruit in the garden except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of its fruit, you will surely die.”

Christianity was set in motion by the death of Christ not only to restore us back to the height we fell from but to bring as many to a higher dimension of that glory when they accept the way, the truth and life of the Father’s Son. Christianity was known and called “the way” due to the nature that characterized the operation and values of the people who followed the teachings of the master. Christianity was never meant to be a religion, and it’s still not by those who truly practice and follow the teachings and lifestyle of Jesus Christ their master.

It is a way of life that is built around our being and value systems. It is not something we do when we go to church; rather it is who we are in our homes and work places. This is what true kingdom meditation seeks to restore back to the Church which is the sole agent of human soulish reformation and transformation. There is no way you can talk about your life changing without embracing the principles laid down by God, for true reformation and transformation which is in the power of meditating on the word.

Whatever kind of light anyone may introduce to you outside the foundation of the proceeding revelation of Christ, such is darkness at its best! When you start taking the principle of the word of God seriously, you begin to walk in victory over the spiritual and mental strongholds that has held your mind and soul captive for years.

Meditating on the living word is still the only lasting key to your deliverance. Only the word you have allowed to be impregnated into your soul has the required authority and power not only to pull down arguments {false reasoning} in your thoughts but to also give you the mind of Christ which is your key to true prosperity and a fulfilled destiny.

Meditation, the principle of enforcing your spirituality

The principle and power of meditation is as old as man himself. It has always been the plan and purpose of the devil to pervert and corrupt all the approved principles and values offered to man for his growth and development in life. It is no doubt that Adam before his fall in the garden had the unlimited power and authority to maximize his spiritual authority over all things except the Father Himself.

Through the purity of his soul he was able to name all the animals by their very nature and character; Adam governed the entire animal and plant world through his oneness with the Father of all spirit. The purpose of kingdom meditation ultimately seeks to unite your thoughts with those of the Father in Spirit and in truth. All the names Adam gave the animals were approved by God without questioning; this was too amazing for the devil to comprehend!  This brings to light the reason why the soul of man still remains the place of contention in spiritual warfare today.

The reality of the ultimate war is not between Americans and the Arab world, it is not a battle of Christians and Muslims, rather, it is a battle of who gains control over your Soul. You can be a Christian and still have a perverted mind-set. The Bible says, to be carnally minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life and peace! For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.  For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:5-6

King David systematically showed us through the word, the secret of walking with God by meditating daily on His ever-living word. When we study the book of Psalms, especially chapter 1 and chapter 119 we will be amazed how David determined to build his life, family and nation on the ever growing word through the power of meditation.

When the pattern of God’s word becomes the foundation of the operation of our existence either as a father, wife or boss we can be rest assured that continual breakthrough becomes our lot in life.  A lot of people today are not willing to sit down first, in counting the cost of their spiritual capacity in order that thy may determine if they have what it takes to build a strong house that the storms and the temptations of life can’t pull down when they eventually come to attack their minds and soul.

The enemy has deceitfully succeeded in keeping most of us perpetually busy doing things that seem profitable for a while, only for us to reap the fruits of depression and frustration at the end of the day because of misplaced values and life’s priorities. To sit down first symbolizes a posture of receiving the blue print or design of God’s pattern for your life and that which is committed into your hands either as a leader or follower before you start building. You must understand the principle of operation before execution or else you will end up being defeated.

The scripture said concerning the work of recreation in Genesis that as darkness covered the face of the deep, the Spirit of the Lord was hovering over the face of the {people} waters, then God said let there be light and there was light…  This scripture is a big eye opener concerning the principle of effective meditation. The first thing we realize concerning the chaotic situation was the taking charge effect by the Holy Spirit; the word of the Lord said, He began to hover {brood} over the waters, the very carrier of the problem {darkness}. The word hover suggests a situation of a concerted pondering on the next line of action; it also suggests a complete control of the situation before the actual enforcement of a verdict by the judge of such a condition or circumstance.

The Battle of Diet!

The reason why the enemy still seems to have control over most people’s lives is solely for one reason; they have continually neglected the place of meditating on the written and proceeding word of God. Most people do meditate, but their meditation is mostly based on the wrong things; if what you are meditating on is self-centered or lust based, what kind of fruits do you think your meditation will produce in the season of its harvest?

Eighty percent of our time is based on servicing the system of Egypt and Babylon which of course means that our entire culture and tradition becomes infiltrated by a strange culture to that of the one we where born into as kingdom Jews. As long as we are still serving the king of Babylon, our ultimate battle and priority will still remain that one of a preservation of a spiritual diet; we must learn not to partake of the king’s delicacies or else we will lose our priesthood.

Setting our minds toward Israel while in Babylon is the secret of our victory in the land of captivity. The word of God says Daniel determined in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s table.  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8

Until the Church raises up to develop new strategies and operating systems with an infused capacity to interface with Babylon without getting defiled and corrupted by their viruses and viles then the church folk will continue to loose their families and businesses to the seduction and deception of Lucifer. It is time for us to re-strategize and calibrate our spiritual weapons for kingdom take over.  The diet we feed on continually will ultimately define our life and system of perception. What kind of food is your soul being fed with, is it that of Zion or Babylon? The choice is yours! We must feed on that which has the capacity to edify and develop us into the image of the Son of God.

When you spend your time thinking about what someone said to you about your look, what do you think your mind will be filled and occupied with? Some compliments are assigned by the enemy to send wrong sensual signals to corrupt your mind especially the women folks. Actions are as a result of preconceived thoughts and ideas. Your thoughts and ideas will ultimately rule your world. Who or what ever gains control over your thought pattern determines your motive and actions.

So since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does this mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!  Don’t you realize that whatever you choose to obey becomes your master? You can choose sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God and receive his approval.  Thank God! Once you were Slaves of sin, but now you have obeyed with all your heart the new teaching God has given you. Now you are free from sin, your old master, and you have become slaves to your new master, righteousness. Romans 6:15-18

The messages we hear on Sunday morning, most of the times doesn’t effect an immediate change in us until we have consciously allowed our minds to accept and brood {meditate} on these very messages, thereby effecting the required change by uttering the former wrong template and value systems through the inducing of divine life and light within the message, which aims to produce the faith needed to believe what has been preached.  Change must occur first in your thought pattern via accurate kingdom word meditation; then it will eventually influence your perception {soul realm} which eventually births the required outward manifestation of the truth needed for ultimate transformation. This is the process of lasting soul’ reformation!

Setting your mind on the living word of God

The principle of meditating on the ever-living word of God is the key to an accurate spiritual transformation. Spiritual and mental deliverance from unwanted emotional stronghold soulties are effectively loosen or destroyed through the continual application of meditation on the revealed thought of God for your life.  If anyone could be disciplined enough to accept and go through the required process of learning to stay his or her mind on the living word of God at all times without being distracted; then such a person has finally built a solid and durable highway to ultimate victory irrespective of the many roadblocks such many encounter.

How far we are able to go in applying the wisdom and understanding of this lethal weapon of the Spirit called meditation, will ultimately determine your ability to exercise authority and dominion over satanic strongholds and witchcraft manipulating presently plaguing the soul of our society.  The power of God’s love, goodness and mercy cannot be over emphasized in releasing the necessarily capacity to handle these wrong templates neutralizing our journey to total soul emancipation. The keys of the kingdom in Mathew 16 give every Christian the opportunity to bind our disobedient soul realm {thoughts, will emotions and intellect} to the dominion of Christ’s stability.

The principle of true salvation and redemption seeks ultimately to deliver us from past and present wrongs, emotional and mental {templates} imbalances which have continually pervaded and invaded our true perception and identity as redeemed people from the powers of darkness.  To completely regain the right spiritual and mental footing of regenerated soul, we need to first identify the template of the wrong mind sets, beliefs and attitudes we have accepted as part of our established nature, character and value systems.

It is highly important to know that this process of change does not happen magically as it has been assumed in many quarters of the Body of Christ. Mere positive confessions and wishful thinking on a couple of scriptures does not automatically effect change on the human soul.

You and I need to believe that God can give us the grace and patience to be disciplined in continually applying the new principles and values of His word upon our hearts until we begin to witness the breaking of the {gates of hell} strongholds over unregenerate mind. Until Job learned to put his complete trust in the sovereign word of God’s wisdom and council he did not witness a transformation and change in his condition. Meditation always takes our attention from the problems and a challenge of life to the true council of God’s will and plan for our destinies.

If a man dies, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. Job 14:14

The capacity to understand and appreciate all that was done for us, in the resuscitation of our spiritual and mental well-beings, put us in a perpetual attitude of willing to accept and become all that was ordained and prepared for us by God through Christ’s death, burial, resurrection and ascension.

Our spiritual position, following the resurrection of Christ on the cross is an eternal one/ that must become a true reality in our mental faculties when the link between spirituality and reality merges. The synergy of the soul and spirit lays the platform for mutual sheared life of the total man-the mixture of the soul and the spirit in agreement to Gods purpose. As long as the division between these two personalities {spirit and soul} those don’t come into correct alignment, the place of awareness, identification and decision making according to the Father’s original purpose for creation will still be delayed in the earth.

Before we can truly experience the needed victory in our meditation exercise there has to be a full assurance within our hearts on the effectiveness of the ministry of meditation to correct this abnormally within man’s spiritual configuration. What we believe is first a product of the state of our minds, then it goes onto the realms of our personal or mental acceptance which is a place of transformation either to faith or negative fear. As a person thinks within his mind so he his in decision and action!

How do we get transformed?

The alignment of our thought lives to God’s ultimate council and purpose does not merely happen by confessing and accepting the eternal gift of salvation as I said earlier. Salvation as we know is the first step into an enormous realm of a new life and walk with the Spirit of God. In other words salvation is the gateway into the building where we need to experience the real life, values, nature and character of the people living within the kingdom. There is much more to know and re-experience about your lost spiritual heritage and nature which must be given the priority in the order of your existence than anything you could ever think of becoming or possessing in this life.

Read Romans 6 16, 17.

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

The restoration, renovation and reformation of our souls {old nature} back to his original position are the very first and most important aspects of our salvation or spiritual foundations via the power of accurate praying and meditating on the word of God regularly. This process must not be taken for granted in the order of relaying the building blocks of an accurate spiritual development and migration to that place of God’s ultimate will for your life.

The scripture says let him who thinks he stands watch… (Something missing here) least he falls. To assume accuracy and strength in our spiritual thought patterns, position and experiences is highly dangerous to our total-life well being. To think you are standing while you have actually fallen is a product of spiritual blindness, ignorance, deception and pride. For where there is no knowledge and understanding of the kingdom principles for freedom, people are always faced with destructive tendencies in the state of their mind. Therefore, we need to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Please note that the working out of this salvation is quite different from the salvation gift you received by confessing your sins the day you got saved.

To work out your salvation means to take the principles, patterns and orders of the kingdom values into obedience in your daily operating systems via the power of word meditation. This becomes a very important foundation in your spiritual journey and experience to that preferred place with God. God said to Joshua concerning the principle of walking in the power and authority of His kingdom; this book of the law must not depart from your mouth, you must meditate on it, day and night then you will make your ways prosperous and have good success.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,  casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought {wrong pattern of thinking} into captivity to the obedience of Christ,  and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

Working out your salvation defines {connotes} letting go of every wrong belief system, wrong patterns of thinking; wild emotions, low self esteem, wrong view of God and life in general.  Accepting the right pattern and the principles of the kingdom operation is what I call true spiritual breakthrough mentality! To actualized this life of spiritual awareness comes when there is a change in our thought pattern in focusing on that which is profitable to our mental and spiritual perception.

Come to think of it; almost everything that is created in life starts with a thought pattern and an ultimate desire to meet a need, an idea; therefore, whoever or whatever occupies our thinking continually defines by influence our passion and productivity at all levels.  What you habitually think of eventually becomes your manifested product either positive or negative.

The power of your imagination

Have you ever thought of the word imagination?  The word imagination I think is one of the most powerful words in the human vocabulary. It is said that your imagination controls and determines your reality. As a man thinks in his heart or mind so is he. The power of positive, kingdom meditation, given to us by God through His inherent word put us ahead of the works of the enemy if properly understood and accurately used. One of the keys that Adam and Eve lost in the garden was the ability to produce life through the powers of shared thought with God. Imagine such a power given to Adam to access the mind of God without restriction; he could virtually do anything he thinks of and God would approve it as accurate and correct.

He and his wife had unlimited power and authority to govern the earth without restrictions. But when they both gave into the lies and deceptions of the enemy through the power of seduction they both lost their position and authority as God’s beings on earth, they fell from glory and grace to become mere mortals who are subject to the control of their soulish passions and desires that have nothing to do with their restoration. Their imagination and thought life became perverted to the point were Satan had continual access to infiltrate their minds with carnal images and suggestions.

It is sad to say that Satan still has that access to the mind of the people of our generation most especially our youths; pornography has become a world class product that has made Hollywood one of the richest enterprises in human history.  Almost all men are caught in this web of perversion and seductive traps with little or no help from our Church leaders because we are still living in denials of its destructive power and influence of lust.

Yet statistic finding proves that sixty to seventh percent of the sin related problems in the Church today are lust and pornography related. The power of what we see is ever informing the mind on the issues of desire and passion. Remember that what corrupt and finally destroyed the nature of first man and his wife in the Garden was centered on how Eve saw the three of the knowledge of good and evil. The tree has always being position in that spot before that occasional day the enemy made his rebellious suggestion.

The mind of man was created as a processing point of information and revelation, meaning what goes into a man is not what makes him evil but what comes out of him through the process of such knowledge or information. The accepting of information or images either positive or negative effects the condition of the state of your mind.

As long as the look and desire of Delilah kept pumping lustful desire and passion into the mind {soul} of Samson, it was only a matter of time before her much pressure wearies this anointed man of God to fall.    The devil is still messing up our imaginations and sexuality today through what we see and how we interpret what we are being show through the world of media. We need to come out of our lies and denials if we desire to be completely free from these strongholds plaguing the present day Church and society at large.

No amount of breakthrough and deliverance messages we preach on Sunday mornings will free our people until we go back to the ABC’s of building our lives on the foundation of accurate meditation which of course helps to transform and renew our imagination and thoughts to a positive kingdom-based weapon against the wrong images bombarding our minds.

As the Lord starts to restore and reform our Souls and spirit back to its original position and authority, we must seek without compromise the mind of Christ that was lost in the garden. The more we become renewed in our thought-patterns, the better we become in our transformational process to the Image of the Son of God. Our old beliefs and operating systems will continually fight and stand against every positive principle and patterns you desire to walk. In to bring you into the fullness of God you must continually subject your thoughts and desires to that of Christ at all times.

Sin becomes an option to any life that refuses to submit his mind to the authority of God’s Holy word.  Galatians.5, and Romans 8, explains this unending battle between your spirit and the fallen nature of your soul that has always been in control of your life.

It is highly important to know that the battle of the spiritual emancipation cannot be won by carnal intellectual ideas and theories. The strictest and disciplined people still find themselves being controlled sometimes by inhuman ideas and thoughts that are beyond their control and power. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom. This is where the principle and instrument of meditation comes to bear in our migration and transformation to that preferred place Christ desire us to be in Him.

WHAT IS MEDITATION?

Meditation is when you consciously engage your unregenerated corrupt soul with the living word of God in a positive and proactive, constructive and thoughtful pattern or exercise that systematically moves your thinking from a negative perception of slavery, victimization, and weakness of mind, fear, oppression and all types of religious belief systems that finally gets you depressed and frustrated.

The power and authority of kingdom based meditation seeks to create within your soul that consciousness and atmosphere where the fullness of the living word finds expression and demonstration of truth in your daily choices and value systems. This is achieved by a continual seeding and an active imprinting of the ever living truth and revelation of God, which reveals his will and desire over your un-regenerated soulish system of thinking, until your entire life and value system is completely submerged, implanted and built on that very will and council of God.

The root of true meditation

Until the word takes its root first in your heart, {mind, will and emotion} you are unable to bear the required godly fruit in your daily experience of existence as a regenerated being. The definition of your regenerated life is the continual connection with the Spirit of the word in thought, feeling and action. This is the major battle zone of all believers; the enemy makes sure you don’t get pass the realm of mere confession of your salvation’s experience.

Your spiritual DNA must constantly connect with the inner life source of the Spirit or else you will only be confessing salvation without experiencing the benefit and inheritance that comes with it. Once you step beyond the realm of being satisfied with accepting Christ into your life to allowing the word of Christ to govern your entire existence, you become Satan’s prime target. He is afraid of anyone who takes quality time to build his or her spirit-man through the power of meditation.

Meditation was first introduced to Joshua by God to keep him in remembrance of the experience of the children of Israel, when they were brought out by God’s mighty power out of Egypt the land of captivity, and in the crossing of the Red Sea; a type of spiritual baptism that symbolizes dying to the old life experiences and living unto the true reality of God’s new spiritual and mental freedom. This experience was also given to them to remind them of the promises of God concerning the Land he was to bring the people into. From this promise to Joshua, we can see basically, the two primary functions of meditation; the first is to remind us of where we came out from, while the second is to remind us and keep us focused to where we are going, to inherit.

One of the most important and unique features of the human personality is the ability to call to the mind in a split second the past, no matter how long the experience; while we also has the power to imagine and create an artificial sense of reality and feelings of the future within our minds. This ability replays or calls to mind within the paradigm of a person, the past experiences and memories either good or bad, as if they are momentary happening.

In other words, the mind is a powerful tool that stores all human experiences, be it a one time meeting of a person by the airport lobby, or an incident with a childhood friend, an abuse by a close or distance relative, a mistreatment by your own mother or father when you were four years old. And it could be that toy car that was bought for you at your birthday; it could be that toy Baby your mother brought for you when she made her very first trip outside her country. The human mind is a powerful-events-storage facility. Your mind stores the good, the bad and hugely you faced or experienced from the very day you become conscious of your environment as a toddler.

Fighting the past

Every time we meet people or engage with certain issues that relate to where we were coming from, our soul {the realm of memory} draws out an artificial response system or feeling that causes us most of the times to react negatively to the situations at hand. The stored negative memories of the past replay the same occasion in our mind and this limits our lives most of the time from advancing to the required expected end. The experience of the past forms within our mindset certain wrong- response systems that affect and influence our attitude, values and character of response to people generally. Attitudes are the total sum of your past or should I say your childhood’s experiences.

These positive or negative occurrences of the past, lay and build a mighty and powerful stronghold foundations within the recesses of our mind and this is finally seen or accepted as one’s personality, and your personality is a reflection of your thought pattern, and your thought pattern and personality are a product of ones past experiences or information stored in your soul which has become a template of sight, mold or value system of choice.  Accumulated and accepted past experiences that went without us seeking help to drastically deal with them, ultimately defines our perceptions, value systems and our overall personalities.

The reality of the two kingdom

There are basically two operating systems that define our response systems to life in general, one is fear and the other is faith. These two are the most powerful factors that influence and ultimately determine which kingdom has its hold over us. The prince of this world controls, rules and manipulates his colony through stimulated fear and intimidation; while the kingdom of God guides, directs and leads its people via a lifestyle of faith, hope and love. Every time you are motivated, controlled and incited by fear either to give or do anything for man or God, you can automatically identify where the source of such prompting or leadership is coming from; The kingdom of darkness.

As children of God that desire freedom and liberty from our past strongholds, we must seek to continually build a lifestyle of word-studying that accurately produces a solid foundation of the true revelation of Christ; which only comes through the power of continual meditation and studying the truth required for accurate understanding of the will and mind of the Father in relation to every area of life.

We must never yield or respond to anything, be it a person or circumstance motivated by fear, uncertainty and the lack of peace. In as much as we need to learn to absorb pressure and know how to take essential decisions especially in our family, ministry or workplace, we need also to completely submit our decision-making to the leading and direction of the inner voice of the Lord that comes with unprecedented peace and tranquility.  When we develop an attitude of consulting the Holy Spirit in everything said and done, it is difficult for the enemy to make us choose outside the jurisdiction of the Father’s voice and desire.  Whenever God speaks to His children his voice is always motivated by peace, security, hope and calmness even if it requires the sacrifice of our {will} only Son, like Isaac.

12} For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.

13} Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,

14” knowing that shortly I must put off my tent, just as our Lord Jesus Christ showed me.

1}5 Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease.

Meditation seeks to imprint and embellish the Spirit’s revealed truth and principle to the human soul {the seat of our mind, will reason and emotion} as the right operating system to access accurate answers to our daily challenges. The power of meditation cannot be successfully activated until there is a complete removal of everything that could be of hindrance to the implanting of the word, such that the in-forming seed of God’s living word within your heart will find free course of expression.  In other words, there must be a cultivation of your soul’s soil first, before the seeding of the word. 

What makes an effective and productive meditation?

Meditating on the word of God does not work in isolation. It cooperates with other kingdom truths and principles, values and molds of reasoning to make it complete and effective in operation. The word of God is the footing and foundation for productive kingdom based meditation. The word of God is Christ {the seed} manifested in a person; meaning to accurately meditate, you need to first seek to know and have the nature, ministry and life of Christ seed growing and developing in you as the transforming agent of God in you. Every stage of our meditation must keep Christ’s nature and ministry growing and alive within every cell and organ of your Body system.

2 Peter 1:5-9

5} For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6} and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7} and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8} For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV

The moment Christ is out of focus in ones meditative mission, you can be rest assured that the enemy will gain legal ground to step in and deceive you from the image and objective of a lasting transforming life produced by accurate meditation to something very demonic and destruction. The enemy is a master in hijacking what was meant to be good for his own agenda and purpose, where there is lack of sound knowledge and application of wisdom.  Most people who found themselves in some kind of evil trap is simply because they took their eyes from the main objective of kingdom based meditation, which is basically to acquire the mind of Christ in order to live life the way it is originally intended.

Irrespective of your spiritual condition or maturity, you can’t afford to take your eyes and thoughts away from Christ’s dealing, if you do, you will find yourself sinking and drowning in the flood of life. It is what you keep in mind that becomes magnified in your thoughts and paradigm of action.  In other words, you only carry out what you have allowed to become accepted truth in your unregenerated soul.

It’s not enough to meditate on positive things one also needs to know the source of such positive things. Whatever the soul produces always looks positive at the initial stage, only to be turned into gravel in ones mouth at the end of the day. {Please read proverb chapter 5, 6 and 7} When the footing of your meditation does not seek to magnify and enlarge the kingdom truth into your heart, you will end up building the walls of religious and demonic strongholds in your mentality.

Meditation gives life to your thought

Whatever you meditate on brings a reality of such things to bear in your subconscious! In other words, meditation seeks to give life to your non-animated thought. This could either be a good or bad thought. What you meditate on is what you become. Good meditation is food for the spirit and the soul of the regenerated man. The only way the word of God can become living and active in the life of anyone is to cultivate a lifestyle of meditating on the revealed will {word} of God.

You can only meditate on acquired information. Meaning, when you spend time reading and studying the mind of God through His revealed word; your soul gets conformed or patterned after His will and purpose, meaning you will be able to accurately produce the same results and type of fruit He produced when He was on earth.

What is presently stopping the Church from fulfilling the promise of doing greater works is the condition and pattern of our unregenerate template of processing truth from lies. Deception is unavoidable to anyone who still do not have the authority to bring his or her mind under the power and controlling influence of Christ.  Until our thoughts realign with that of Christ, we will only be hearing and preaching good messages that carry no efficacy or power of transformation, reformation and ultimate restoration.   The more you meditate on the prophecy or promises of God for your life or ministry, the more you see the effect, power and authority of such promises becoming manifested in your life, family, ministry or business.

Meditation can be explained as or illustrated by a farmer who goes to sow his seed in a well-cultivated land but which lacks other nutrients required to make the plant flourish and blossom.  Every good farmer knows that it is not enough to have a well cultivated soil, in order to have a bountiful harvest, he knows he must determine the kind of seed he wants to plant, the type of climate and atmosphere conducive for the best growth of such a plant.

Irrespective of how well cultivated is your heart in salvation, if you don’t seek to sow the right seed, i.e. the seed of positive transformation, change and expectation of the will and purpose of the Father for your destiny; the weeds of life will naturally grow and choke the little planted seed of salvation in the ground of your heart. The issue is, there are no vacuums in life; something must occupy the heart either good or bad, light or darkness, faith or fear! It could either be God or self the two cannot co-exist. That is why, it is said, that the highest form of prayer is; your kingdom come and your will be done in my life. All believers must realize that they must continually and consciously cultivate an attitude of seeking the kingdom of God through praying, meditating and obeying the will of God no matter how we might feel about it.

GOD IS NOT A MAGICIAN.

In every sphere of the human life, God has ordained principles, orders, patterns and structures of operation. When we learn first to find out how the Father wants His intentions to be made manifest in a given area of our endeavor, it aids the process of manifestation become a reality.  Leadership is all about insightful guidance, accountability and responsibility.

The Bible says that the heaven is the throne of God, and the earth He has given to the sons of men. When we start agreeing with our spiritual position and responsibilities in the place of the transformation of our own lives and the world at large we witness a major harvest of souls into the kingdom of God.

There are some things that God expects us to deal with via the response of faith, spiritual development and maturity.  Enforcing the will of God into our lives is not His responsibility; we have been given faith and grace to work out our salvation with fear and trembling   by actively seeking to bring the weapons of meditation to bear in our daily walk so we can always be ready to pull down strongholds in our response to life’s issues.

Our submission and acceptance of God’s will for every aspect of our lives is a signpost to accepting the authority and lordship of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives.  Our duty is to make sure that the book of the law does not depart from our hearts, and meditating on it day and night must be our ultimate desire and responsibility no matter which side of the bed we wake up from. God’s responsibility is to make us prosper and have good success provided we keep our own part of the bargain.

When we refuse to become spiritually responsible with regards meditating on the word of the Lord; we remain stunted in our spiritual growth and maturity and ultimately, this affects every aspect of our lives, either as a husband, father, wife, mother, student, boss, and a friend. Only when you remain in the word of the Lord do you truly know how to live a life without offence and bitterness.

Please note that meditation is never an option. It is a way of life of any true Christian who desires to have continual victory in his or her daily life. The enemy will give you 1001 reasons why you shouldn’t meditate, and also why you don’t see results when you claim you have done it before. These are all tactics of the enemy to discourage and frustrate this spiritual principle that seeks to destroy his authority and dominion over your life. You must never base the progress and success of meditation on your emotional or mental feelings.  Meditation must be accessed and sustained by absolute faith in God’s word and grace alone. Remember that faith comes by learning to continually hear the word of the living God.

To meditate on the word of God is a major spiritual warfare that you must fight and win with an attitude of kingdom mentality, no matter how the system of the world tries to clog and choke your time with carnal and sensual appetites.  For Paul says in the scriptures, what is it that will separate him from the love of Christ? Remember that the enemy knows each of our weaknesses.

He continually studies how we respond and to what we respond through our feelings.  As a result he gains an up hand over you and he will therefore; keep oppressing your mind with what he knows will get your attention and passions.  So you ought to take note and realize that your battle is actually quite different from mine. All human sin could be categorized into the following three parts: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, all these are set to bombard your mind continually with unrelenting pressures to submit to their attacks.

The Apostle Paul told the Colossians in chapter 3 to continually set their minds on things above where Christ is and not on things beneath. When our mind is ever in tune with heavens truly valuable and treasured word, there will be absolutely no way or fault line through which the enemy can gain access into our minds. The church of Christ will need to depend more than ever before on this kingdom weapon (meditating on the word) to challenge and engage the powers of darkness in a battle to keep her soul’s redemption and that of the nations above reproach.

The more we become conformed to the image of the Son of God the more transformed we are from the worldly perverted systems of Babylon, that spirit that interfaces with humanistic philosophy in other to short change the destiny and purpose of existence through compromise and self-centeredness attitude. The days we live in encourage and promote everything that has the potential and capacity to pollute and corrupt the mind of both young and old. But our joy as believers is that we have the helmet of salvation which is given to protect our mind and promote our advancement in kingdom mentality until we finish the race and win this epic battle of the souls of the nations. Its time to put on the complete armor of God!

Ephesians 6:11-15

11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.

12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.

13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].

14 Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

15 And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. [Isa 52:7.]  AMP

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF MEDITATION?

¨      Meditation encourages spiritual discipline.

¨      It is a weapon of pulling down wrong belief systems {pattern of thinking}

¨      It breeds God’s consciousness all the time to your mind.

¨      It helps in knowing and understanding the scriptures better.{gives revelation}

¨      It enhances your revelation and ability to hear the voice of God.

¨      It seeks to develop the fruit and the gift of the Spirit in your life.

¨      It helps in memory verse.

¨      It sharpens your discernment and prophetic ability.

¨      It helps you to better relate with people, especially unbelievers.

¨      It creates an atmosphere of worship that brings the presence of God into your life.

¨      It gives you an accurate prayer life.

¨      It brings to bear {reveals} the perfect will of God concerning some hidden areas of your life.

¨      It creates an attitude of remembering past spiritual experiences and dealings with God. When we forget we repeat the same sinful acts.

¨       It deals with pride and gives you a mentality of humility

¨      It helps you to make precise and accurate decisions about your present and future life.

Conclusion;

Finally, it is my heart-felt prayer that every one who reads this book will make the best use of its wisdom in shaping their cutting edge skills and knowledge of accurate prayer, intercession and kingdom based meditation. This material is set to help realign our mentality and priority of what the Lord presently demands from his Church as we press further into the battle for the souls of our generation. “The Lord is presently building his Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail over her”. Peace to all who desire and long to see the appearance of Christ in their {Body} temple!

So much has been discoursed and revealed in this material to help us have a coherent understanding of what prayer, intercession and the power of accurate kingdom based meditation can achieve in and through us. The journey to spiritual rediscovery is an ongoing one that will take a lot of patience and faith to see the required change in our spiritual development maturity. We can’t afford to remain where religion and weak church tradition wants us to be and expect REFORMATION AND RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL PLACE. We must stop the religious ritual other to hear the voice of the Lord again in this season of required migration. Accurate prayer life still remains the footing and foundation of ministering to the Lord and transforming our perverted society today.

The Lord is looking for a new generation of men and women who will give themselves like Hanna, Simeon, Nehemiah, Paul to mention a few who gave up themselves to the ministry of prayer and intercession until the required change to place. Our world today needs visionary prayerful saints who will not give crying to the Lord Day and night until Jerusalem {the Church} becomes the place of praise and peace. Its time we stop prayer soulish and selfish prayers, our prayer point must be to see the will and purpose of God come to bear in all we say and the do.

Christ showed us the pattern and structure of praying the will his Father in his daily choice. When we buy the deletion of thinking prayer is all about our need and desire, then, we have symmetrically given the enemy the upper of victory. Please reevaluate your concept of prayer and general spiritual activity. Why do you pray the way you pray? What is the motive behind your prayer points? Do you have passion to see the Lord glorified in your prayers without you shearing the glory with him? Do you have the precise knowledge of the word of God in your life before embarking on the ministry of intercession?

1 Cor 9:24-27

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.  25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.  26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. NKJV

These are all question you must be able to ask and answer before you can truly say you’re ready to effectively change the course of history through your prayer life. Those who are called to change their generation have embraced the life and pattern of Isaac. You must be willing and ready to lie on the altar without questioning Abraham’s decision. Are you ready to become a burnt offering on the altar of the Lord?

Only completely burnt sacrifices are useful for the atoning of the sins of the nation. Your will and mine must go through this process before the Lord can rest his power upon us for changing our society. Let your priesthood ones again join that of Christ who is forever making intercession for the saints in heavenly places. In this third day transition we have to come into the realm of maturity so as not to suffer lost in our ministry and calling. We can’t afford to make mistakes again.

The Lord requires precision and accuracy in our priestly ministry both to Him, the Church and rest of the world. I pray that the Father’s voice will be made clearer as your passion and love for him increases. Don’t allow what you see around you deter you from being that gatekeeper you have been called to be. Take your stand at the post and fight until the knowledge of the Lords glory covers the earth as the waters covers the sea.

Keep your heart and mind on the Christ. Forget the past set your life on the new nature in Christ. Constantly present your Body to Him as a living sacrifice until you are completely reformed and transformed in your thought and decision to that of Christ. Victory waits all who desire to please the Lord in truth and in Spirit. You and I are living in one of the most exciting days of our times and generation.

The Lord is about to appear in his temple and we have to be ready because this coming will be sudden like it was seen in the day of Pentecost. The Lord is about to interrupt the religious order of the day, his power is about to birth are new a society of people from the upper room experience again. The power and authority to bring radical change through the ministry of waiting on the Lord is about to unfold in and through those who have not compromise their stand for kingdom truth and life. Grace to all who desire to see His appearance!

Finally, it is my heart-felt prayer that every one who reads this book will make the best use of its wisdom in shaping their cutting edge skills and knowledge of accurate prayer, intercession and kingdom based meditation. This material is set to help realign our mentality and priority of what the Lord presently demands from his Church as we press further into the battle for the souls of our generation. “The Lord is presently building his Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail over her”. Peace to all who desire and long to see the appearance of Christ in their {Body} temple!

So much has been discoursed and revealed in this material to help us have a coherent understanding of what prayer, intercession and the power of accurate kingdom based meditation can achieve for us. The journey to spiritual rediscovery is an ongoing one that will take a lot of patience and faith to see the required change in our spiritual maturity. We can’t afford to remain where religion and weak church tradition wants us to be and expect REFORMATION AND RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL PLACE.

We must stop the religious rituals in order to hear the voice of the Lord again in this season of much required migration. Accurate prayer lifestyle still remains the footing and foundation of ministering to the Lord and transforming our perverted society today like never before. The Lord is looking for a new generation of men and women who will give themselves like Hanna, Simeon, Nehemiah, Paul to mention a few who gave up themselves to the ministry of prayer and intercession until the required change took place.

Our world today needs visionary and prayerful saints who will not give up crying to the Lord Day and night until Jerusalem {the Church} becomes the place of praise and peace. Its time we stopped praying soulish and selfish prayers, our prayer points must be to see the will and purpose of God come to bear in all we say and then do.

Christ showed us the pattern and structure of praying the will of his Father in his daily choice. When we think prayer is all about our needs and desires, then, we have symmetrically given the enemy the upper-hand of victory.  Please reevaluate your conception of prayer and general spiritual activity. Ask yourself for example why you pray the way you do? What is the motive behind your prayer points? Are you motivated by the passion to see the Lord glorified in your prayers without you sharing the glory with him?

Do you have the precise knowledge and the intended will of the word of God in your life before embarking on the ministry of intercession? These and many more are some of the questions you must be able to ask yourself and answer before you can truly say you’re ready to effectively change the course of history through your prayer life. Those who are called to change their generation have embraced the life and pattern of Isaac.

You must be willing and ready to lie on the altar without questioning, much like Abraham’s decision. Are you ready to become a burnt offering on the altar of the Lord? Only completely burnt sacrifices are useful for the atoning of the sins of the nation. Your will and mine must go through this process before the Lord can rest his power upon us for changing our society. Let your priesthood once again join that of Christ who is forever making intercession for the saints in heavenly places. In this third day transition we have to come into the realm of maturity so as not to suffer lose in our ministry and calling. We can’t afford to make mistakes again.

The Lord requires precision and accuracy in our priestly ministry both to Him, the Church and rest of the world. I pray that the Father’s voice will be made clearer as your passion and love for him increases. Don’t allow what you see around you deter you from being that gatekeeper you have been called to be. Take your stand at the post and fight until the knowledge of the Lord’s glory covers the earth as the waters cover the sea.

Keep your heart and mind on the Christ. Forget the past and set your life on the new nature in Christ. Constantly present your Body to Him a living sacrifice until you are completely reformed and transformed in your thoughts and decisions to that of Christ.  Victory waits all who desire to please the Lord in truth and in Spirit. You and I are living in one of the most exciting days of our times and generation. The Lord is about to appear in his temple and we have to be ready because this coming will be sudden like it was seen in the day of Pentecost.

The Lord is about to interrupt the religious order of the day, his power is about to birth a new society of people from the upper room experience again. The power and authority to bring radical change through the ministry of waiting on the Lord is about to unfold in and through those who have not compromised their stand for the kingdom truth and life. Grace to all who desire to see His appearance!

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2 thoughts on “Effective Prayer Resource

  1. keijo

    Pray for my the fight against false doctrine here who will not confess Jesus blood in salvation,thanks for helping ,bless,keijo sweden

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    1. the gatekeepers

      Hi Jeijo, thanks for visiting our blog-site.i hope your spiritman was greatly enriched by some of our resources? however, could you please repeat your request because i didn’t get what you were trying to say. thanks a million.

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