AN ENEMY SHOWED UP THAT THE DEVELOPED NATIONS COULD NOT SEE. THEY LOOKED AT AFRICA WITHOUT RESOURCES AND PREDICTED THAT WE WILL BE DYING LIKE CHICKEN
AS AT 7 PM THIS EVENING 8 CHILDREN HAVE BEEN BORN AT THE CAMP: 3 BOYS AND 5 GIRLS.
WHEN I PRAYED, GOD SPOKE TO ME THAT “SON, I HAVE HEARD YOUR CRY. ONLY THOSE WHOSE TIME OF DEATH HAS COME WILL DIE DURING THE TIME CORONA VIRUS”
ONE OF MY PASTORS SEVERAL YEARS AGO RAISED A DEAD WOMAN. ALL OF SUDDEN HE THOUGHT HIMSELF BIG AND STARTED HIS OWN MINISTRY
IN 1980 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF THE REDEEMED CHRSTIAN CHURCH DURING CONVENTION WAS 700. I DID EVERYTHING I KNEW TO DO BUT THE CHURCH WAS NOT GROWING UNTIL I HEARD OF PASTOR YONGGI CHO OF SOUTH KOREA
DURING THE CHURCH SERVICE I ATTENDED AT PASTOR YONGGI CHO’S CHURCH, HE WAS BEGGING HIS MEMBERS NOT TO COME THE FOLLOWING WEEK TO ALLOW OTHER S TO COME TO CHURCH. AND HE WAS RUNNING SEVEN SERVICES EVERY SUNDAY IN A 50,000 CAPACITY CHURCH.
WHEN I MET PAPA YONGI CHO IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE TOLD ME HE HAD HEARD OF ME AND ASKED ME TO PRAY FOR HIM.
WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IT OR NOT, FAILURE TO PRAY IS A SIGN OF PRIDE.
– Pastor E.A. Adeboye at RCCG Annual Holy Ghost Congress 2021 tagged ‘THE SIEGE IS OVER’|| Day 4 Evening Session
Give God adoration. Bless the King of Kings and the “I am that I am”. Give Him glory.
Father we have come tonight to beseech you that the siege on our prayer lives will end tonight. We pray Lord Almighty that every prayer that would be prayed tonight will be answered by fire.
Let somebody shout hallelujah!
As at 7 pm this evening 8 children have been born at the camp: 3 boys and 5 girls. I have good news for you. Daddy told me He will be listening to you. I am talking on- The siege on your prayer life is over.
Without any doubt the enemy has laid a siege on the prayer life of many people. I remember the very first day in Redeemed Christian church of God – it was a small church build with wood. I loved the service. And then it came to a time to pray. When the person leading said, “In the name of Jesus”, the person next to me shouted “Amen” so loudly it can drive a demon.
I have also shared with you the testimony of the wealthy woman who coughed a worm when she shouted hallelujah. I also told you why so many miracles happen among the Pentecostals – it is because we are noisy.
Nobody wants to stay where they are praising his enemy. The devil does not want to stay where they are praising God.
Unfortunately, many of us have gone cold. People now want to be gentle and orderly with whatever they are doing in church; it is very good. Unfortunately there is nothing orderly about a miracle. Somebody who had been blind suddenly gains his sight, you can’t tell the person to be orderly. The same applies to a lame who has been healed. You can’t ask the person to be orderly with the way he will praise God.
In the name that is above every other name, help will come to somebody tonight. I am always learning from my children- they would always say, “Lord this prayer I am about to pray give the answer to the one whose Amen is the loudest.
The only help for someone who is under a siege can only come externally.
2nd Kings 6:26 -27, 30
Many of us make a mistake of looking to people in authority to help us. Man will fail you. Some of the people you think you are looking up to are in greater trouble than you. In the name that is above every other name, help will come to somebody from above.
Psalm 46:1 – There is somebody called the ever present help in trouble; he will send you help tonight.
Jeremiah 33:1-3 – When God told Jeremiah call unto me, Jeremiah was in prison waiting to be killed by the king after the king’s return. But God saw to it the king didn’t return.
The devil knows that it is written that “if don’t ask, you won’t get” – James 4:22-3
Whether you believe it or not, failure to pray is a sign of pride. The highly developed nations of the world believe that they have all the technologies and resources; and they can take care of themselves. Then an enemy showed up. An enemy they cannot see.
And they looked at Africa without money and resources and predicted that we will be dying like chicken. But they left out one parameter; and that is God. They left out that there is still a group of people who in their helpless estate still lift up their eyes to God and say” God help us”.
I said it in January 1 this year; I was telling them the government has done very well in fighting corona virus. – An enemy we can’t see. I said don’t be careless but don’t be afraid because there is a God who can see the invisible.
When this Corona virus broke, I cried to God and Daddy answered me. God spoke to me specifically and said, “Son, I have heard your cry. Only those whose time has come will die”. I heard the number of people who die by snake bite every year is about 2000. That means in two years averagely 4000 people die by snake bites. Corona virus has been around nearly two years now. By the grace of God, it hasn’t killed 4000 yet. Take my word for it; don’t be afraid. You won’t die until your time comes.
But when pride comes and the moment you think you can do things on your own, God will leave everything to you. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. – James 4:6; John 15:5;
God made you for his pleasure so he doesn’t like the idea of you wanting to be independent of Him. He wants to have fellowship with him. That’s why when Adam fell he came down looking for him. He enjoys hearing you pray. I pray over the water before using it to bath. I pray over every little thing I do.
The devil knows the only way to help when you are under a siege is by prayer so he attacks the prayer life of people. Prayerlessness enables the siege to continue.
Acts 12:1-11 – The King arrested Apostle James and killed him. He again grabbed Peter and was going to kill him. But the church woke up. And God sent an angel to deliver Peter. The church didn’t carry placards; they prayed.
Anytime it is time that it is time to pray, all of a sudden distractions will begin to come. In the name that is above every other name, the siege is over because we are going to pray.
Matthew 15:21 -28 – When the woman came to Jesus saying her daughter was under the siege of the devil, the disciples told Jesus to send her away because she was too noisy.
The very people who should have help her were telling her to keep quiet. The grace to cry to God until very siege is over, receive it now
Mark 10:46-52 – Bartimaeus was told to shut the mouth and don’t pray so you can remain under the siege of darkness.
His voice was higher than all the multitude.
POINTS TO NOTE ABOUT PRAYER
1. When you want to get out of your siege, don’t cry to man – Psalm 60:11
2. There is unlimited power in God. In a house where there is unlimited amount of electricity, your electrical appliance will remain cold until you plug it in. – Isaiah 40:28-31. There is tremendous power in the Almighty God waiting for you to plug in.
3. There is light in God waiting for you to switch it on. – Mark 5:25-34. In the name of Jesus, you make contact with God tonight.
4. There is abundance in God. The bank in heaven never close. All you have to do is turn on the tap. And you do it by prayer – 2nd Kings 4:1-7.
5. Distance has nothing to do with answer to your prayers. I can be here and phone my children in Australia or Papua New Guinea. God may be in heaven but his legs are here on earth here. He will hear you tonight.
6. Delay is not necessarily denial. – 1st kings 18: 36- 39
There was a time prophet Elijah prayed once and fire fell. On another occasion, he prayed three time until a dead child came back to life. – 1st kings 17:23-24. On another occasion, he prayed seven times. – 1 Kings 18: 41-45
In Daniel 10: 1-14, Daniel prayed for 21 days before the answer came before a demon was blocking the way.
In John 16: 24, Jesus himself said keep praying until your joy is full. Don’t ever have the impression that you have arrived.
Several years ago one of my pastors prayed a dead woman came back to life. All of a sudden he became a “big man of God”. He even started his ministry. I looked at him; listen to me my friend. You’ve raised the dead but is that the end of it all? Have you been able to stop the sun from setting? Have you been able to reverse the sun from setting? Listen to me my friend; no matter how great you are now you are nothing yet. I always say and you will see it soon; each one of you will be greater than I am.
If that’s the case, then where are you now to give you the impression that you have arrived when you haven’t even started. And I have not yet started.
Make praying your lifestyle. Let praying be as close to you before
1st Thessalonians 5: 17
WHAT IS LAYING SIEGE ON YOUR PRAYER?
1. Sin – sin is an insulator to the power of God. – Isaiah 59: 1-2
If you have done something wrong, and you should put it right.
Joshua 7 – Israel defeated a big city as Jericho but fell to a small one as Ai because of sin.
2. Another thing that lays a siege on your prayer life is success and comfort. When we were poorer, we prayed, now comfort has come who needs prayer anymore. That kind of comfort that will create a gap between you and your God, God will take it away from you.
When do you want the siege over? Do you want to experience it one more night?
Isaiah 65:6 – Call on God while He is near.
When I became General Overseer, the total number of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in the last convention in 1980 was less than 700 people. I told God I didn’t want to be pastor in the first place but God insisted. But I wanted the church to grow.
I prayed the little way I need to pray and did everything I need to do. Every month I had a special seminar and invite people; we will discuss for the weekend. As soon as it is Sunday they would disappear and we will be back to square one. It happened up to 3 years. There were some people who were determined that I will fail. All those who want you to fail will see you glory.
I did everything I knew the church didn’t grow. Then I heard of a man in South Korea- Pastor Yonggi Cho who has now gone to be with the Lord. I was told he has the biggest church in the whole world.
And God in His miraculous way got somebody to buy me the plane ticket to go for his conference on church growth.
I decided that before the conference will begin, I will go to his church to worship. The auditorium was big. It takes about 50,000. Then I heard him announcing that “it is good to see this Sunday.
As you have come this Sunday, don’t come next Sunday so that those who could not come this Sunday will be able to come in.
I was begging God to fill my little church. This was somebody begging those who have come in not to come next Sunday. And he was holding 7 services every Sunday.
He had a place called Prayer Mountain and he encouraged us to go there to go and pray. It was a huge mountain with dug holes in it, so if you want to pray, you crawl into one of them kneeling or sitting down to pray. Almost every time, the holes were filled with people praying so you could feel the mountain vibrating.
So we got and people from all over the world came. Each one was supposed to go into the hole and pray.
I found a hole and crawled in. I began to cry to God: help me. I forgot myself in prayer. By the time I finished, all the people who came with to pray had left except my bus. And the reason those people in my bus didn’t leave me behind was because I was the only black man in their midst. So they noticed my absence. When I finally got there, they were very angry with me. I said, “I am sorry. I thought we came here to pray”.
Nobody spoke to me while we went and I was happy because my spirit was praying. God heard me that day. He is going to help you today.
Some years ago I was back in South Korea because we have churches there now. And I asked for permission to meet Papa Yonggi Cho. We met. And he mentioned my name and said, “I have heard of you.
Will you please pray for me?” I prayed; God lifted the siege on my ministry and the tie turned.
If you are living in sin, you need to come to Jesus Christ for his blood to wash you and then your prayer can go through. Sin is an insulator. If you want to surrender your life to Jesus, the time to do so is now.
1. Thank God for the prayers that he has answered in the past
2. Praise God for his track record, please answer me today
3. Worship Him. Tell him I know all power belongs to you. Please demonstrate your Almightiness in my life today.
4. Father I know you can change “NOT” to “NOW. Please don’t delay my victory. Life the siege against me now.
5. Father, the whole earth is yours. Please lift the siege against my nation tonight.
6. Personal prayer request: tell him the areas you want the siege to be over, especially prayer life