WE ARE GOING TO PAKISTAN FOR A CRUSADE IN NOVEMBER !!!
AS PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE ANNOUNCES GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY FOR DUNAMIS CHURCH IN PAKISTAN
PRAYING WITH VISION IS PRAYING WITH A CLEAR PICTURE OF DESIRED OUTCOME
DON’T ONLY LET THE DEVIL USE YOUR MIND TO IMAGINE EVIL, USE IT TO IMAGINE GOOD
DON’T JUST PRAY IN WORDS, PRAY IN PICTURES
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “INTENSIFYING PRAYER FORCE” Special Healing and Deliverance Sunday Service Glory Dome, Abuja – Part B.
James 5:16. Subject this morning is titled “INTENSIFYING PRAYER FORCE“.
We had outreach to Dunamis Pakistan yesterday.
They are starting construction and we did a ground-breaking for them via the satellite and we are hoping to be there in November for a city-wide crusade.
Let’s see how far we can go on the subject “Intensifying Prayer Force“.
Our objective is to understand the factors that can intensify the force of prayer. James 5:16.
Last Sunday, we saw the specific steps to take in order to experience productive prayer. It was very insightful. We had testimonies from all around the world, people saying how they were blessed to know the steps to take to pray.
However, there are times when plain prayer, baseline praying may fail to achieve the desired results. You have followed that process and it looked the results delayed in coming, what do you do at such times? What to do is to shift levels. What to do is to intensify or amplify prayer efforts. You intensify or amplify prayer efforts with other spiritual and Scriptural actions.
That is, you’re praying but you’re intensifying the prayer with other spiritual and Scriptural actions. You boost your prayer efforts with complementary spiritual actions.
Now, what are those actions that can intensify or amplify or boost prayer efforts?
1. Praying with vision.
1a. Praying with vision is praying with a clear picture of desired outcome.
1b. What is praying with vision? It is praying with the end in mind.
1c. It is praying with clarity and certainty. That is, what you’re praying about is clear to you. You’re not vague or theoretical.
1d. It is praying with a reality in your mind before it becomes reality in your life. You’re not just praying for the husband, the picture of the husband is in the mind. While you’re praying, you’re seeing your wedding occasion. While the prayer is in your mind, you’re seeing your child dedication.
It is by the power of positive, Scriptural imagination. Genesis 13:14-15. You’re praying with a clear picture. “Abraham, you want me to give you the land, see it first. It is when you see it that I can give it”. First example, Abraham, Genesis 15:5-6. Second example Jacob, Genesis 30:37-39.
Third example is Joseph.
Joseph dreamt dreams that became his reality in the future. Genesis 37:5-9.
This is very potent – praying with vision. Doodie Osteen was praying for God to heal her of cancer in 1981 and she put the picture of her young beautiful self, wedding picture on the wall and said, “this is me. This dry person is not me”.
Liver cancer, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the liver, it has spread. 42 years later, she’s still alive.
– I announce to somebody here, you will not die before your time!
What I mean to say is you’re not just asking God to give you a job, you saw yourself driving to the workplace while you’re praying.
You saw yourself entering the workplace, sitting down and welcoming visitors. While the prayer lasts, you’re seeing the picture of what you’re praying for.
This place we are sitting now, I saw it before we came. The troop of people in Area One, I saw it. I placed pictures all around me, Reinhard Bonnke crusade grounds, I saw it in the eyes of my mind. Don’t only let the devil use your mind to imagine evil, use it to imagine good.
Because, most people are used to imagining evil, seeing themselves inside coffin and burials, that is the negative use of the imagination. Turn it positive.
Some people, when they receive a phone call, they say, “eh, I hope nothing happened in the village”, always imagining something negative. Why don’t you say, “wow, it looks like somebody is about to give me a plane”. This is what to use the mind for. Don’t just pray in words, pray in pictures.
See you matching on the aisle with your husband or wife, see you fill the car with your children driving to Church. See you signing the cheque of a million dollars.