ONLY SPECIFICS FLY ON THE PRAYER ALTAR.
DON’T THINK BY YOUR MUCH SPEAKING, YOU SHALL BE HEARD.
YOU WEARY THE ONE YOU ARE ASKING FROM WITH TOO MUCH STORIES.
YOU CAN SPEAK FOR AN HOUR AND NOT MENTION ANYTHING YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
WE HAVE ALSO MISTAKEN THE NOISE LEVEL AS A FACTOR FOR ANSWERED PRAYERS.
NOISE LEVEL DOES NOT COUNT IN PRAYER.
LET’S AVOID ABUSE OF STRENGTH. LET’S ENGAGE THE HEART ON THE PRAYER ALTAR.
I TOLD MY EVANGELISM TEAM THAT WE DON’T MENTION OUR TARGET UNTIL WHEN WE HAVE CROSSED IT.
WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH MORNING AUDIENCE ALL ALONG, BUT IN THIS YEAR OF RELEASE, WE MUST RELEASE THE MORNING PEOPLE AND THE EVENING PEOPLE.
IT’S ALL ABOUT ENGAGING ONE’S HEART, NOT FOR SHOW BUT A DEMONSTRATION OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD.
DEFINE YOUR TARGET FOR GOD THIS YEAR. DO IT THIS WEEK AND PROGRAMME YOURSELF FOR ACTION.
A GREAT START HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE FINAL RESULT. GIVE IT A GREAT START.
– Bishop David Oyedepo at CHoP
For those amazing testimonies: Somebody you brought to Church had to be the one encouraging you to return, “which ever way, just return!” and he was humble enough to follow her advice and returned to God and was restored by God (documented testimony). 1 hour of hearty engagement, not a show. Hearty engagement, not absent-minded prayer.
“You shall seek Me and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart” – Jeremiah 29:13
What matters in prayers is the engagement of our hearts in presenting whatever issues to God .
It is heart seekers that make the most on the prayer altar. It is those who seek Him with their hearts that make the most from the prayer altar. 1 hour prayer just dissolved the frustration of months or years.
-May every 1 hour of your prayer reach out to Heaven
When your stewardship is accepted, your reward is guaranteed. He rewards results obtained not efforts made.
-Receive grace that will enable your own stewardship to register in Heaven.
Prayers: Lord Jesus, speak to me again this morning, I want to hear from You.
Lord Jesus, we are all here for You, speak to us. Let the light of Your Word lighten our paths. Do a new thing in the lives of everyone, in Jesus precious name.
Jesus once said, “hitherto you have asked nothing” – John 16:24
You have said many things but you have asked nothing. There are those who come our way for counselling and then they start talking.
“Tell me exactly what do you want?”
The story would be so long, by the time he says what he wants, you are no longer interested. He has wearied you with the story.
“…Hitherto, you have asked me nothing”
I have been hearing you speaking, but I have not seen exactly what you are asking.
You have asked nothing in My name. Ask and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
You know the man, Bartimaeus was crying, asking nothing, “O Jesus, Son of David, have mercy ooo, ‘iya je mi ooo, e ba mi ooo’ (I am suffering, I am hungry)” – Mark 10:47
You are telling stories, you are not asking anything.
Jesus said: Don’t kill yourself. What exactly do you want? – Mark 10:49
This week, we are looking at:
ENGAGING THE WONDERS OF SPECIFIC DEMANDS ON OUR PRAYER ALTAR
Generalized prayer or cries don’t fly with God, only specifics do. Ambiguities don’t count on the altar of prayer but specifics.
You have not because you asked not – James 4:2
You have just informed God about your situation, you have not asked anything. You are just loading God with information:
“1965 was the first time I had this headache and it began to grow. By 1969, it has gone to type 2 migraine and I cried but it didn’t go.”
What did you say in your cry?
“Take this migraine from me, it is not part of my redemptive package. By Your stripes I was healed, You took my infirmities as You took those stripes. Take this from me Jesus” – 1 Peter 2:24
Then you are speaking.
(Not) “O Lord, I have headache”: Congratulations.
“It is now migraine type 5”: Congratulations, you are setting records.
“Hear me ooo”: For what? You have just informed Me and I said, “I have heard.”
Only specifics fly.
Send down fire that they may know You are God: The fire of the Lord fell
Now, it is time for rain: And Heavens opened up
Only specifics fly on the prayer altar. Don’t think by your much speaking you shall be heard.
You weary the One you are asking from: too much story – Matthew 6:7
You can speak for an hour and not mention anything you are looking for. The One you are asking for knows all things, no one among us is qualified to be His Information Officer. All things lay bare before Him – Hebrews 4:13
Let’s get down, specific this week on our prayer altar.
Pray Kingdom prayer in specific terms:
“Jesus, turn all of our Pastors in this Church, all of our Cell Ministers to microphones in Your hand. You said they should come and learn from You and they will find rest. They can’t hear from You and not find rest. Speak through them all the times they stand to minister”
You are asking now something and you are asking in the name of Jesus. He said, “you shall receive when you are down to earth specific”, He responds to it.
Hannah demanded for a man child – 1 Samuel 1:11
You say, “just ask for a child”
She (Hannah) said, “I want a man child.”
And what did she get back? A man child.
Now, listen to me: we have also mistaken the noise level as a factor for answered prayers.
No: Only her lips moved, her voice was not heard, but her heart connected and Heavens responded.
Not shouting: it doesn’t count in prayer
Noise level does not count in prayer.
The testimony of Hannah shows that.
Let’s avoid abuse of strength. Let’s engage the heart on the prayer altar.
She said, “I have been pouring my soul unto God, I am not drunk. My soul is connecting with Heaven”
Eli said, “take away your drink from you” – 1 Samuel 1:14
She said: I am not drunk. I am not one of those daughters of Belial – 1 Samuel 1:15
I am not drunk, I am engaging my heart with God on the altar of prayer. I have poured out my soul before the Lord.
Let’s be down to earth specific.
You saw how short the prayer of Solomon was:
“Ask what I should do for you” – 1 Kings 3:5
Then the wisest man in the world of his days emerged – 1 Kings 4:31
God’s Kingdom informed his demand for wisdom: I don’t want to mess up, give me wisdom to handle this opportunity You have given me. He never asked for money, he never asked for position, he never asked for nothing.
The question is he was specific.
1 Kings 3:3-12; 1 Kings 4:29-34
For that short prayer, God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much and largeness of heart even as by the sand on the sea shore.
“He was wiser than all men”
It doesn’t take that long to secure Heaven’s attention, it takes a right platform, on a right frequency, then Heaven will open up.
That is the kind of prayer we will be praying this week on our various personal prayer altars. Not doze away prayer, my friend. Heart connecting, heart engaging on specifics.
I was there on that seat when I said, “Jesus, gave us a thousand souls this month.”
Big thing: we had not been near it before.
Quietly, softly, my wife sitting next to me didn’t hear, yet God heard and He did it.
I saw it and said: Hey, Did you see it? He answers quickly. “Now Lord, give us a thousand souls this week” and He heard and He did it.
There is nothing about the Kingdom that you ask, that is not a priority before God. That is His entire mission on the earth now. That is His core business on the earth.
“Lord, give me 12 standing souls before the end of the 7 months, so I can now enter into a new phase after May 2nd 2022”: He will hear
I told our team we don’t mention our target until when we have crossed it. So settle down, working there. We are capturing morning and evening audience. We have been dealing with morning all along, but in this year of release, we must release the morning people and the evening people. It’s all about engaging one’s heart, not for show but a demonstration of our love for God.
You pray for your neighbour and your heart is the one communicating. Suddenly the story changed, then you get to your closet and say, “Father, I thank You for hearing me.”
-We will have many of such testimonies.
Let’s keep on engaging the hand of God for supernatural increase in Church growth. Engage those forces with our hearts: the tornado of the Holy Ghost that knows no resistance, no barriers; mighty rushing wind – Acts 2:2
-We are in for the best of time.
-Whatever you don’t want, you won’t see it again.
-Whatever anyone takes to God in prayers this last week, the last week wonders will show up
That is our exhortation line for the Covenant Hour of Prayer. We have another one for the Morning Session, another one for the Evening Session.
You will be so fired up that you will take command of issues around you and not only for this year but for life.
-You will say “Go” to something, because you now know the frequency to tune to, it will go.
-You say, “Come” to something you need, it will come.
-You will never, never be stranded again.
-Receive the last week’s grace for maximum delivery.
Prizes are awarded at the end of a race.
-Many prize winners will emerge this week.
-Your own testimonies will start this week.
-The testimonies of those you pray for will be this week.
-Your Kingdom advancement prayers will be proofs every time we gather.
-Anyone you pray for, for salvation this week shall be saved.
Very quick admonition: define your target for God this year. Do it this week and programme yourself for action. Finalize that this week.
A great start has a lot to do with the final result. Give it a great start, let it have the required inertia and you will be glad you did.
-I can tell you this, every devil, evil mocker will know this is Your Year of More Than A Conqueror.
Prayers: Engage for grace this last week. Seize the entire week for concentrated dedication on issues of interest to you.
CHoP is an acronym for Covenant Hour of Prayer.