THE PRAYER OF FAITH IS THE PRAYER THAT WORKS

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UNTIL YOU SPEAK WHAT YOU BELIEVE, YOUR FAITH IS NOT YET A SHIELD.
YOUR FAITH IS ONLY A SHIELD WHEN YOU CAN DECLARE IT.
YOUR FAITH WORKS FOR YOU, NOT MY FAITH WORKS FOR YOU.
FAITH MUST NOT BE ASSUMED. FAITH IS A PERSONAL POSSESSION.
IT IS FAITH FILLED PRAYER THAT IS REQUIRED TO COMMAND CHURCH GROWTH.
WHEN YOU HAVE FAITH IN PRAYER, YOU ARE A COMMANDER.
FROM THIS MOUNTAIN, EVERY HARASSMENT OF THE DEVIL WILL BOW TO YOU
-Dr Pastor John Izebere at CHoP
Our Father, this morning we are grateful to be in Your presence. You brought us in here to bless us, send us again Your Word of blessing, enlarge our coast this morning and advance us. We look up to you for strength, release our spiritual strength of faith into everyone’s lives today, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Thank You Father, in Jesus precious name we pray.
Again, I want to appreciate God for this privilege given to me, to take us through the exhortation line for today and I trust that the grace at work here will find expression in our lives, in the name of Jesus Christ.


All through this week, we have been looking at our caption:


THE PRAYER OF FAITH IS THE PRAYER THAT WORKS.


We praise the Lord that prayer works, but God tells us that the prayer that works is the prayer of faith. Please be reminded that the end time Church is ordained a Church of multitudes. Prophecy from Isaiah chapter 2 verses 1 to 3 and Micah chapter 4 verses 1 and 2 say the same thing: that the Church of God is ordained a Church of multitudes in this end time.
“…All Nations shall flow”: what a great door.
Like we know, every work of God, the devil contests it.

So the devil brought up a contention, he brought up adversaries
1 Corinthians 16:9 – A great door and effectual is opened to the Church but there are many adversaries; he brings in opposition. But blessed be God, with those adversaries, God has given you and I the power to contend with him.

Deuteronomy 2:24 – “…begin to possess it and contend with him in battle.”
Contend! The fight of faith is the fight of victory.
Contend with him in battle. God has said, “the end time Church is a Church of multitudes”, so if you are not seeing it, there is an enemy somewhere and so you take up the fight of faith because it is a good faith.
However, the faith that must bring about victory is the faith that is a shield. We have the shield of faith that has the capacity to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. Every arrow of doubt that the enemy throws, every arrow of disbelief, the shield of faith comes across it.
Ephesians 6:16
What a great joy that we have what will quench the arrows of the wicked, no matter where it comes from. Our faith is a shield.
We saw it happen in Daniel chapter 3 verses 16 to 18 precisely
3 Hebrew boys, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were in the land of Babylon and their faith was being contested. The King Nebuchadnezzar had made up a golden image for himself and decided that they should worship him, but these boys refused. So the King called them, “did I hear you are not going to worship?”
The boys answered and said unto the King, “O king Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter” – Daniel 3:16-18
Please note this, these boys were being confronted with death. The King had threatened that if they don’t bow, this fiery furnace would be made hotter 7 more times and they began to speak.
Note, that until you are able to speak out what you believe, your faith is not yet a shield.
Your faith is only a shield when you can declare it.
They were facing fiery furnace, yet they stood strong. How do you compare what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 13!
“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak” – 2 Corinthians 4:13
Until you speak what you believe, your faith is not a shield.
See how David confronted Goliath by speaking what he believed and Goliath came down.
-From this mountain, every harassment of the devil will bow to you, in the name of Jesus Christ.
When the boys went into the furnace, they came out and the edict of the King was altered.
-Watch it, (upon) your return from this mountain, things will start working in your favour, in the name of Jesus Christ.

But note that faith that works must be faith that is consciously cultivated. Faith must not be assumed.

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Faith is a personal possession. Your faith works for you, not my faith works for you.
Habakkuk 2:4 – The just shall live by his own faith. It is your faith that you live by.

HOW DO I CULTIVATE THIS FAITH?

  1. By hearing the Word of God – Romans 10:17
    Hearing by the Word of God. Our father told us that the second hearing means understanding the Word of God that you hear. Simply, that you have access to the voice of God behind the Word of God that you are hearing. Access to the voice of God!
    You are in the house of God, hearing the Word of God and you trust God, God speaking to you in your own understanding and your faith is boosted and your faith grows.
    Access to the voice of God: it comes by hearing and hearing again. That hearing is understanding, which simply means you now understand by having access to the voice of God that is behind the Word.
  2. By Prayers – Jude 1:20
    “…praying in the Holy Ghost.” We are on this mountain praying and the Bible says, “as we pray particularly in the Holy Ghost, our faith is built up.” As you pray in the Holy Ghost, you are simply charging your faith battery. You rise up in the morning, you begin to charge your faith battery.
    Our father told us a testimony that somebody met him, “that he was hearing voices” and he told him, “You are not saying something. Go back and say something.”
    As he was charging his faith battery, those voices were silenced.
    You charge your faith battery as you pray in the Holy Ghost and every contrary voice will be silenced, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  3. By your consistency in fellowship
    Consistency in attending fellowship – Psalm 73:17
    In the sanctuary of God, you begin to have understanding of the things of God.
    How do I mean?
    It is in this sanctuary of God that God has given us gifts that open our eyes to understanding what He is saying – Ephesians 4:11-13
    It is in Church, that is where these gifts are domiciled. You come to Church: you find your Pastor; you find your Prophet; you find your Apostle. As you are in their fellowship, they begin to teach you, your faith begins to boost.
    -I pray that as the Lord God of Heaven liveth, our faith shall increase yet, because it is the prayer of faith that works.
    -Your prayer shall work in the name of Jesus Christ.
    Quickly this morning, as we look at prayer of faith is the prayer that works, we zero in on, faith is engaging the power of God through the altar of prayers.
    Romans 1:16
    It is faith in the Word that turns that Word to power for you. Until you believe the Word, the Word cannot become power for you to give you your desires.
    “I am not ashamed” – Romans 1:16
    Everyone that believes the Word sees the power of God draws to him or her.
    We saw this scenario in Daniel chapter 6. The enemy rose against Daniel because they could find nothing against him in the land of Babylon and so the Bible says, they gathered together, looking for a way to rope Daniel
    Daniel 6:10 – When Daniel knew that this writing was signed and this writing was against, what did he do? He went to his house, opened his window to heaven, knelt down beside his bed and began to pray and give thanks before the God of Heaven.
    Like we were told by our mother, Daniel was not fidgety, he was not worried. He opened his mouth and was giving thanks. I could imagine, Daniel was recounting Psalm chapter 2 verses 1 and 2:
    Psalm 2:1-2
    “Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine vain things against God and his anointed?
    Then they caught him praying. They took Daniel away and we all know the story. Daniel was taken to the den of lions and what happened? He returned as a man that changed the edict of the land.
    How? Faith in his prayers.
    I want you to know my brother, God wants us to have answers in our prayers. However, until our faith is there, answers will not come, It is faith that turns the Word of God that we believe into power for us, to get delivered, in the name of Jesus.

-That shall be our testimony.
Jesus gave us a scenario in Luke chapter 8 verses 40 to 55
The Bible says, as He was returning, a man met Him, they called his name Jairus and he had a daughter that was 12 years old, that was dying, so he besought Jesus, asking that Jesus will follow him to go and raise the dead child.
Jesus said, “Okay. Let’s go”
As Jesus was going with him, then this woman with the issue of blood, 12 years also, came behind Him, touched the hem of His garment and the Bible says, “her faith made her whole”- Luke 8:43
How? The flow of the issue of blood was stayed. Jesus looked around, He said, “who touched me?” The woman came out and Jesus said, “my daughter, your faith has made thee whole” – Luke 8:47-48
While Jesus was still talking with the woman, messengers came from Jairus’s house that don’t disturb the Master, your daughter has died.
Jesus turned and looked at him, “don’t be afraid, only believe” – Luke 8:50
Jesus followed him home. When Jesus got there, the Bible says they were already wailing and weeping,
Jesus said, “why are you crying? This child is not dead, she is only sleeping”
The Bible says they laughed him to scorn – Luke 8:53
He put all of them outside, He went beside the bed and said, “daughter arise. Talitha cumi” and the girl came back to life
Luke 8:54 -55
It is not a coincidence my brothers: 12 years affliction, the woman with the issue of blood, 12-year-old girl died. Today is the 12th day on this mountain
-This same God will turn things around in your favour.
-Everything that has been a hinderance in your life, God will deliver it in your favour to you.
As we close this morning, please note it is faith filled prayer that is required to command Church growth. When you have faith in prayer, you are a commander.
Ezekiel 36:37
-Every prayer you pray believing, your answers will come.
So when faith is in operation, you are in full command. Our faith full God said, “let there be light” and there was light
-For you today, your light will come.
Prayers: Give Him praise, appreciate Him. Ask God, grace to always pray in faith.

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