GOD IS AWARE THAT ALL THE PLANS FOR HIS CHILDREN WILL BE RESISTED BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO GOOD TO BE IGNORED. GOD HAS MADE ADEQUATE PROVISIONS TO CRUSH THOSE OPPOSITIONS.
THE OPPOSITIONS ARE NOT TO BE FEARED, THEY ARE TO BE FRIED
AS YOU PRAY, MAKE SURE YOUR MENTALITY IS LINED UP WITH YOUR PRAYERS BECAUSE YOUR MENTALITY IS YOUR ACTUALITY
- Pastor David Ndubueze
Day 16 Morning Session,
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting (10th to 30th January 2022)
Father we can’t thank you enough, thank you for the strength of engagement. Thank you for the enjoyment of answers. Thank you for the light of your word that is ever fresh upon this mountain.
- Today again lighten our path, illuminate our lives and let your name be glorified, in Jesus’ awesome name we have prayed.
We began yesterday dealing with the subject captioned PRAYING ANSWER EXPECTANT PRAYERS.
- By word of introduction, we were told that every plan and purpose of God for His children always attracts opposition from hell. 1 Corinthians 16:9. Every plan and purpose of God for His people always attracts opposition from the pit of hell. Deuteronomy 2:24. I believe very strongly in this last week of this fast that one of the things God is out to deal with is the spirit of fear. Fear of disappointment and failure on the altar of prayer, the fear of resistances and opposition from the gate of hell.
There are people who even as we are concluding this fast, they are praying to God but their attention is upon forces fighting them in the village. There are people saying amen to every prayer of dominion but in their minds: in my family nobody marries, in my family nobody gives birth. They are still aware of the limitations of circumstances and situations. Good news: not you and I again.
God is saying refuse to fear. Why? You are not the only one opposed, you are not the only one resisted, you are not the first and you will not be the last. As a matter of fact, God is not surprised, God is aware. God is aware that all the plans for His children will be resisted because they are too good to be ignored. God has made adequate provisions to crush those oppositions. The oppositions are not to be feared, they are to be fried.
They are not to be feared, they are to be crushed. Matthew 16:18. The gates of hell will try to stop it but God is saying they shall not prevail. God factors in the provision in the construction.
As He is building the Church, He makes provision for the resistance of hell. He makes provision to crush them that is why He builds us up as stones not as foams. 1 Peter 2:5. Lively stones not ordinary foams. Why are we built up as stones? So that the enemy cannot dare or joke with us.
Foams are comfortable to sit on or lie on. They have sat on your destiny before, No More!
Stones are difficult to dare.
Anyone that dares to oppose this agenda shall be broken in pieces and anyone to whom this force comes against shall be ground to powder. Every agenda of God, God is aware that His plans always attract resistance. They may have stopped your family till now but your case is different. They may have dealt with people in your workplace but you are not a foam to be lied upon, you are a crushing stone.
- I decree that whatever has stopped us hitherto shall be stopped upon this mountain.
Faith Based prayer and fasting is that thing God wired in His people that turned them to stones that crush all oppositions of His good plans for them. Ephesians 6:16. In Matthew 17:15, a picture played out.
A young boy was a lunatic and sorely vexed, the devil was out to kill that boy.
Pushing him inside fire today and inside water the next day. They brought the boy to the disciples for them to manifest the will of God.
You know the will of God for them is to cast out devils and they could not, when they suffered this disappointment, they ran to Jesus and Jesus casted out the devil. They asked Jesus why couldn’t we do this, all of you know that it is an exam that you know you passed that you go back for remarking not the one you know you failed.
They went to Jesus to ask why they couldn’t do it and Jesus said because of your unbelief, there was no faith not just that this type goes out by prayer and fasting. Faith-based prayer and fasting is God’s provision to adequately crush oppositions.
An example is Elijah, Elijah prayed answer expectant prayers in 1 Kings 18:1, we see that the word of the Lord came to him that rain was coming. God also told him in verse 44 to go and tell Ahab that the rain is coming, after you have told Ahab that is when I will send the rain. He did the will of God and was expecting the rain but from verse 41-44 says that He was opposed seven times. He did what he was supposed to do but according to the template of scripture it was opposed. Thank God he knew what to do to crush oppositions – he stood there in prayer.
He was not eating on the mountain; I believe he was fasting.
As he prayed and fasted that opposition gave way, the seventh time the rain came. Maybe your answer has not come since the prayer and fasting began like Elijah you have stood in the will of God, I see the opposition to your answer crushed off the way in the name of Jesus. Elijah prayed and got results, we too can follow the same pattern because James 5:17 says Elijah was a man of like passions Iike us.
If we follow the same principles of faith based prayer like him, we will deal with oppositions and get results.
Please note: the word of God is what validates expectation in prayer, Faith based expectation is what validates prayer. Elijah did not go to pray because he was lusting after rain, he prayed for rain because God’s word says in verse 1 says rain is coming. If your prayer expectation is contrary to the word of God, it is mere delusion. That is why you must be attentive to the prophetic lines that God has given you and I. Stand strong with them in prayer and as you are doing that, you are crushing the oppositions.
When our expectation is out of place, answers to our prayer are out of view. As you keep doing this, make sure you keep thinking about the reality of your expectation because your mentality is your actuality (Proverbs 23:7).
As you pray, make sure your mentality is lined up with your prayers. Daniel 3 showed us the picture of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who were in the will of God not to serve another god but were challenged by the king that they were going to be thrown into danger and burnt to ashes by fire.
But the Bible says these people dared the king that his threats could not stop them. That expectation was based on the word of God; I believe they were thinking Psalms 91:14-15. While they were in the fire, they were thinking that. Why do I know? Because the Bible says as you think so you are. Your presence state is your thinking state. They were thinking it and God joined them in that trouble.
- This last week, our answers are sure.
Thank God for you can’t be stopped, your answers are sure.