IN THE OPEN THEY CALL HIM GOD, IN THE FAMILY WE CALL HIM FATHER!
LEARN TO CRY ABBA FATHER. MINIMIZE THE USE OF ‘GOD’ IN PRAYERS.
HOW YOU GO INTO PRAYER DETERMINES WHAT YOU COME OUT WITH. LET US COME BEFORE GOD WITH BOLDNESS.
GOD WILL GIVE YOU ACCORDING TO YOUR BOLDNESS TO ASK.
ASK, YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN WILL NOT TELL YOU TO SHUT UP.
- Bishop David Abioye at Shiloh Hour of Prayer, Day 3.
Thank Him one more time, the Almighty God, your own Father. Thank Him for waking you up and giving us the privilege to be in his presence this morning. Thank you, Father, for in Jesus mighty name we have given thanks.
- At your time of personal supplication and intercession, God will appear to you.
- This morning you will find mercy
- Grace will be available to you
In the contest of life, no battle can match grace.
- The grace that will make you triumph here at Shiloh and beyond is made available to you today.
But let us come boldly, that is without boldness don’t bother to come. How you go into prayer determines what you come out with. Your approach determines your outcome.
Boldness means audacity, there are many people who pray with a mind of timidity, slavery mentality, beggarly mentality. I am glad to inform you that you are in the presence of your Father this morning. Your Father will take care of all your needs, let us come with audacity, let us come with a right-ownership mentality. Nothing gives you boldness like “it is my right”.
Jesus taught us that when we come to pray in Luke 11:1-2, his disciples saw that when he prayed he always got answers so to avoid assumption, they came to Him and said ” Master teach us to pray”. Jesus told them that when ye pray the first thing to say is Our Father.
Father-Son relationship is the reason for our boldness. If you have lived in a house where you have a slave, you can see the difference between a slave and a son. The slave is cautious, very careful, if he wants to open the door, He opens it fear.
The son is not like that. He can even wake the father up from sleep to tell him that he has brought the bill for his school fees.
There are many believers who pray today with fear, their fear even makes them ask God “Lord just give me my house rent, don’t bother to give me my own house all my life”. You know something about God? He will give it to you according to your boldness.
Romans 8:15 admonishes us that we have not received the spirit of bondage to fear but we have received the spirit of adoption whereby we cry ‘Abba Father’.
I want to admonish you anytime you are praying, minimize your use of “God, God, God”. In the open they call him God, in the family we call Him Father. God takes pride in the sons talking to Him. How does a son think of His father?
Three quick ways
- A son thinks that his father is able
Have you met children who talk about their father, some children even take their friends to their father “Let go to my father, he will settle this for you”. Some of you have taken your children to the airport and he points at an airplane and says ” Daddy buy that plane for me, that one the biggest one buy it for me”. A good father will say “don’t you worry I will soon get it for you”. Can you see how the father is responding to the son? The father will never tell the son ” Shut up!”. Your father in heaven will not tell you to shut up. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all you can think of or ask (Ephesians 3:20). He is an “able to do” God.
He will always exceed your requests.
Genesis 18:14, Jeremiah 32:27 both emphasizing the same thing. Jesus will ask a man, “Do you think I am able to do it?” (Mathew 9:28) When he said Yea Lord! He said “then take it according to your faith”.
- A son thinks his father is willing
Jesus further teaching in that chapter, ask and you shall receive. All through scriptures, you see Jesus saying over and over ” Ask! ask! Ask!”. The matter is so heavy, He said “Ask!”. (Mathew 7:7-11, Mark 1:41-42). Our Father is ever willing.
- A son thinks his father is a caring and a loving father.
Your father is willing, your father is able, your father is loving. That is the one we are talking to this morning.
Now begin to call Him my Father. The one who has adopted me, the One who has washed me of my sins by the blood of his son. Thank you mighty father.
Now, address your petition before God, talk to Him boldly, talk to Him as a child, a Father that is able, that is the one you are talking to.
Talk to God, the next thirty minutes are before you. If you want to pray silently, pray silently, if you want to pray loudly, that’s good also but don’t forget to speak with boldness. Are you seeking intervention? He will fight your battles for you. Are you making inquiry? Speak to Him with assurance that He will speak back to you, I am a son I have a right to His Voice.
Talk to Him, this morning you are before your Father.