PRAYER IS NOT ANSWERED BY VOLUME, IT IS NOT ANSWERED BY ENERGY, IT IS ANSWERED WHEN FAITH IS IN PLACE.
FAITH CANNOT BE ASSUMED. ANY MAN OR WOMAN OF FAITH IS ONE THAT HAS TAKEN RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BUILDING OF HIS OR HER FAITH.
THERE IS NOTHING THAT THE ENEMY CAN CONCOCT THAT FAITH CANNOT SUBDUE.
IT IS SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING THAT ENHANCES OUR FAITH AND ONE OF THE VITAL INSTRUMENTS THROUGH WHICH WE GAIN UNDERSTANDING IS VIA BOOKS
IN THIS SEASON AS YOUR FAITH EXPLODES THROUGH YOUR EXPLORATION OF BOOKS, YOUR TESTIMONY WILL ARRIVE.
-Pastor David Oyedepo Jr at CHoP
Our Father, this morning, we have come before You with gratitude in our hearts, for all that You have done: for Your faithfulness and for Your goodness. Thank You for the answers You have given to our prayers and for the testimonies of Your hand at work in our midst, we give all the praise to You. Now, this morning, our eyes are upon You. We ask that You will speak to us again. By Your Word, let our lives be transformed. Thank You Father for it, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.
Our line of exhortation which we began looking at yesterday in our Covenant Hour of Prayer is:
THE PRAYER OF FAITH IS THE PRAYER THAT WORKS
We established yesterday from God’s Word that the end time Church is ordained of God as a Church of multitudes – Isaiah 2:1-3
We were told that God is taking His Church from Church growth to Church flow where multitudes begin to flow in as water flows.
-That will be our experience in the name of Jesus Christ.
That is why we are told in scriptures that multitudes are in the valley of decision – Joel 3:13
However, we are made to understand that a great door and effectual is opened but there are many adversaries – 1 Corinthians 16:9
That means those adversaries must be adequately contended with in order to establish that which God has ordained to come to pass – Deuteronomy 2:24
There is a spiritual contention that takes place in order to see that which God has ordained.
We have come to understand that the shield of faith is the instrument or weapon that has the capacity to quench all of the fiery darts of the enemy – Ephesians 6:16
When faith is in place, the oppositions of the enemy are cheaply subdued.
There is nothing that the enemy can concoct that faith cannot subdue. Faith therefore, is a vital requirement if we are going to see all that God has ordained for us to experience.
We must however, recognize that faith must not be assumed. Faith must be consciously cultivated.
You don’t assume faith.
Faith is not accessed by assumption; faith must be consciously cultivated. It must be built up; it must be developed; it must be grown.
Faith is consciously developed; it is not assumed. Any man or woman of faith is one that has taken responsibility for the building of his or her faith.
Let’s come to recognize this morning, that faith in description, is engaging the integrity of God through the altar of prayer. If we must build it up, we must know what it is. It is engaging the integrity of God through the altar of prayer.
Clearly from scriptures, we are made to understand when we deal with God, we are dealing with one whose integrity is uncheckered.
When we are talking about God, we are talking about One who has no capacity to lie.
God says, “If I have said it, I will not adjust it. My integrity is bound by all that I have said.”
When we talk about faith, it is engaging that integrity, that reliability of God on the altar of prayer. That is what faith means. What that simply means is that you and I must understand that for us to be effective on the altar of prayer, we must recognize that integrity and build our confidence in it.
2 Timothy 1:12 – In other words, what is Paul saying? He said, “my confidence is absolutely reliant on this One to whom I have committed this thing to in prayer.”
When you talk about the potency of prayer, it is the product of our confidence in the reliability, the integrity of God. It means that our effectiveness is determined by how much we are able to build up our faith and confidence in God’s integrity.
or us to build up our faith, to be effective on the altar of prayer, let’s take note of this channel:
We can build our faith through study of faith books.
The Bible makes clear to us, like we saw earlier that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God – Romans 10:17
Which means there is a process or protocol through which faith comes. We have been made to understand that the first hearing refers to the reception of the Word, the second hearing refers to the understanding of the Word. It is that spiritual understanding that enhances our faith and one of the vital instruments through which we gain understanding is via books.
In other words, the moment we give ourselves to the exploration of the spiritual books, we are giving access to the enhancement of our spiritual understanding; that enhancement of our spiritual understanding is what provokes potency to our faith.
Paul the Apostle, a man of unusual faith, said in 2 Timothy chapter 4 verse 13
2 Timothy 4:13 – bring the books. So the depth of his understanding could be traceable to his pursuit of knowledge in books. That is why you hear testimonies of individuals who settle down with books, their faith explodes and their testimonies arrive.
-For you in this season as your faith explodes through your exploration of books, your testimony will arrive.
-I pray that for each one of us in this season that will be our own experience.
In conclusion this morning, let’s take note of the following:
That it takes the prayer of faith to qualify for delivery on the prayer altar. Prayer is not answered by volume, it is not answered by energy, it is answered when faith is in place.
When the faith question is answered, your delivery is sure.
-For you, your delivery shall be sure in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayers: Lord, I receive grace to build my faith for delivery. Let that grace be made available, in the name of Jesus Christ. I receive that grace, thank You mighty God, in Jesus precious name we have prayed.