RCCG DECEMBER, 2017 HOLY GHOST CONGRESS
THEME: SONGS OF VICTORY
TOPIC: VICTORIOUS PRAYERS
BIBLE PASSAGE: 1Kings 8:36-39
MINISTERING: PASTOR E.A.ADEBOYE
1Ki 8:36 — 1Ki 8:39
Then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and of thy people Israel, that thou teach them — the good way wherein they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast given to thy people for an inheritance.
If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all thy people Israel, which shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and spread forth his hands toward this house:
Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose — heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest — the hearts of all the children of men;)
Father, whatever prayer I prayed yesterday., before the sun rises tomorrow, let it become a testimony.
When you are coming tomorrow (8/12/2017),come with three (3) handkerchieves because it will be a great night. If you can’t afford three, buy one and cut it into three (3).
A SONG TO SING
I WON’T LET GO (X2)
I HAVE JESUS I WON’T LET GO.
*It’s a song of DETERMINATION.
*I won’t let you go, Lord, unless You hear and answer my prayers.
*This based or rooted on His constancy.
Heb.13:8- God does not change.
*If we meet His conditions, He wilm sure answer our prayers.
*Matt.7:7-8- Ask, seek and knock and there will be corresponding response.
*In other words, if you don’t ask, you won’t get.
*Make sure you don’t ask amiss – James 4:3.
A prayer that God should
*Seek and you will find provided you seek Him while He may be found – Isa.55:6
*Knock and the door will be opened provided you know how to open and the person on the other side is ready to open- Ps.24:7-10
When you meet the conditions associated with knocking, seeking and asking, then your prayers will be victoruous.
*How Do I Ask?
Let the Holy Spirit do the praying as He will pray accoring to the will of God -Rm.8:26-27
*How Do I Seek?
*If I worship Him in spirit and in truth- Jn.4:23-24
*So, I don’t begin by bombarding Him witb prayers but by worshipping Him.
Begin an attitude of worshipping Him and then He wilk draw near.
How Do I Knock?
This is to knock in the Knock Himself. That is i the Name if Jesus.
***Ten Reasons Why I Know That I Am Sure That He Will Answer Our Prayers***
1. Come to Him as a child of God.
*Ps.65:2- Until Thee that hearesth prayers shall all flesh come
*Isa.59:1-2- separation as a result of sin.
Come to Him washed in the Blood
2. He does not lie.
3. He has answered by fire before and He doesn’t change.
*1Kgs.18:36-39- Elijah called down fire.
*Mal.3:6- God does not change.
*2Kgs.1:9-12- Elijah called down fire again.
4. There is no request coming from you that God will say THIS IS TOO HARD- Jer.32:27.
*Lk.1:37- For with God, nothing shall be impossible.
5. There are no requests of yours that can be considered TOO MANY. Why?
*Gen.17:1 – He is the God who is MORE THAN ENOUGH.
*If you should ask Him for something He hasn’t dreamt of, He will create.
*2Chron.1:6-12- Solomon asked for wisdom and understanding but God gave Him more than he asked for.
6. My request cannot be considered TOO LATE.
*Jn.11:20-44- Lazarus. The sisters said if only yoh had come early.
7. It does not even depend on you at all but Him.
*Ps.107:1- Give thanks unto the Lord for He is good.
*What is the meaning of a person being good?
*That the fellow is ready to help and is willing to help.
*Isa.41:10-13- God is willing to help.
***If you stop running to man but to God, you will get your answer faster.***
*Many atimes we pray long prayers when we should just ask Himbfor help.
8. God is merciful- Ps.107:1.
*Eph.2:4- He is rich in mercy.
*Mk.10:46-52- Always ask Him for mercy
Lk.17:12-19- Ten lepers cried to Him for mercy.
*LORD HAVE MERCY ON ME!!!
9 If you persist, if you refuse to let Him rest, He will grant your request.
*He didn’t tell you of the time between asking and receiving and this has .ade many Christians to loose their blessings.
*Jn.16:24- Ask till your joy be full.
*1Thess.5:17- Pray without ceasing.
*Gen.32:24-29- Jacob had a wrestling match in prayer.
*The reason many of us pray shallow prayers is because the matter is not serious enough.
*Learn to pray and persist.
*You stop praying when you know you have PLAN B. It might just be one more shout or praise that will bring your breakthrough.
There is nothing too hard
10 God knows that if He does something new in your life, you will sing Him a new song.
Ex.14:21-28- He opened the Red Sea for Moses and the children of Israel.
Ex.15:1-11- Moses sang to God.
1 Praise God till you feel Him drawing near to you. Speand at least 6 of the 10 minutes.
2 Father, please have mercy on me.
3 Fathers, please help me. I have no helper but You. You can do what nobody can do.
4 Tell Him whatever you want Him to do for you. Soecific requests.
You have ten (10) minutes