Praying the Word and more…
” Praying the Word is the Most Powerful Way to Pray! “
The Word pulsates with life, and has supremacy over every situation. In Judges 6, when the angel of the Lord told Gideon that he was chosen to be the leader who would lead the Israelites to victory against the enemy [the Midianites], there was at first disbelief on the part of Gideon. When it was all said and done, Gideon went forth with three hundred men, who had no weapons except that which God had given them. They were to hold a pitcher in one hand that housed a light, and a trumpet in the other hand. God instructed Gideon that when he blew his trumpet, that every man was then to blow his trumpet also, and cry, “The sword of the Lord and of Gideon.” Then they were to break the pitcher and let the light shine. This speaks to me of the power of the Word in spiritual warfare. The Word is a light and shines into the darkness with penetrating force of power. (Psalm 119:105) The voice was likened to a trumpet in Isaiah 58:1, and the voice was crying forth the Word of God. The Word of God is likened to a sword in Ephesians 6:17, and also in Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.” Nothing can stand against the intense power of the Word of God. It will subdue any enemy and bring peace where chaos reigns.
The Word of God is a creative force, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God” (Hebrews 11:3). It still has the power today to create a miracle. The Word has the final authority in all things, and the Word shall not return void. While my husband was pastor in Stockton, California, there was a young lady who became very ill. She lay in the hospital depressed and the doctors had not given her much hope. Our son, Nathaniel, who was full of the Holy Ghost and faith, took his Bible and went into that room which permeated with the darkness of hopelessness. As he began to read the Word of God and as the words from the Bible filled the room there was a shift in the atmosphere. Even the nurses noticed it. The once lifeless patient began to focus on her surroundings and hope came back into her eyes. He stayed there several hours relentless in his pursuit of a miracle. Then others from the church would come and do the same: reading the Bible and letting the words penetrate the darkness. The day came when she finally was released from the hospital, not a dead woman but alive and well. The result of praying the Word was evident to all that knew what had taken place in a darkened corner of a hospital ward at the County hospital.
The Word of God is life. It is a fire that burns off the ropes of those who are bound. It is a joy to those who are apprehensive. It brings peace to those who are afraid. It brings light to the darkness of the mind. Like a mighty ocean, confidence rolls in with a thunderous clap of applause, acknowledging to the soul that all is well, for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God! To pray the Word of God is to pray the mind and will of God. The Word will last; for it shall never pass away, but shall stand forever. (Isaiah 40:8)
There is an anointing that comes when the Word of God goes forth into the atmosphere. The power of the Word of God causes kingdoms to crumble, devils to tremble, and diseases to disappear. To pray the Word of God is the most powerful way to pray for it is already written in heaven and God cannot lie. “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Number 23:19) He shall perform, and He shall do miracles as His children pray the Word in faith over every situation, for the entrance of His Word gives light and the Light dispels the darkness! (Psalm 119:130)
Christian Life Center
(Info from: World Network of Prayer – firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Prayer for Drawing from the Living Water” by Pastor Don Rogers.
If we want to activate the power of the Spirit of God, we must use the motivation of “faith in the drawing love of God.” All power, all miracles, and all healing forces operate through the abiding love we draw from because faith worketh by love. We must operate under the love motives of God or we are not drawing from the wells of salvation. For the word “salvation” in Hebrew means “Yashua,” or as Apostolics refer to as “Jesus.” Therefore, with joy or with faith in His love we draw power, strength and miracles from the wells of Jesus.
If we practice consistent faith in this kind of drawing, we release the kingdom of Jesus to others. Too often believers draw from many other motivations to perform Apostolic ministries. For example:
Some are faithful in ministry out of duty and obligation. They are workaholics not doing what they do from an abiding attitude with the Spirit of God.
Others are driven by a perfectionist attitude…striving for perfection with an obsession to not fail at any cost. On the outside they are impressive, but on the inside they are not drawing from the wells of Jesus. This leads to a controlling mentality. God always judges motives.
Others are driven by the need to be accepted as the main motive of ministry service.
GOD SEEKS INTERCESSORS AND SAINTS WHO WITH JOY AND LOVE DRAW THE HOLY GHOST OUT FOR KINGDOM MANIFESTATION!
Now the desire of obedience is from the motive and drawing of the love for Jesus in prayer. Jesus asserts Himself as this, drawing living water to the woman at the well in John 4:6-14. This drawing love will release this woman’s bondage and strongholds if she draws from Jesus.
As a top priority…
Fasting, sacrifice and giving are motivated by the drawing of joy and love from the wells of Jesus.
This purifies our inner man. We experience transformation with this kind of motive.
We mortify the deeds of the flesh by this kind of drawing.
For perfect love casts out all fear.
We follow holiness and we uphold doctrine because with joy and love we draw water out of the wells of Jesus, for He is our salvation.
Preachers to preach truth and doctrine with conviction and with the great love of Calvary for the healing of the people.
God to heal wounded intercessors with this love so they can return to the battlefield.
God to unite churches and preachers with greater unity from such intercessory love.
An outpouring of miracles to spring forth with this overwhelming love in our youth groups.
Preachers’ wives to find cleansing and healing from the battlefield they are facing.
End-time prophesy to be released in the five-fold ministry from this well drawing the love of Jesus.
A revelation of drawing love to produce the spirit of judgment and conviction in our evangelistic preaching.
Pastor Don Rogers
The Pentecostals of Wisconsin
Wisconsin District Prayer Coordinator
(Info from: World Network of Prayer – email@example.com)