YOU DON’T DO CEREMONY IN WARFARE.
DOUBT AND UNBELIEF ARE DIRECT ENEMIES OF FAITH.
IGNORANCE IS AN ATTACK OF FAITH, LIGHT IS THE FUEL FOR FAITH.
FAITH IS A MUST IF PRAYERS MUST BE ANSWERED.
TERMITES TOOK OVER THE STAGE WHILE WE WERE IN BAUCHI FOR A CRUSADE. I SPOKE A WORD AND THEY RETURNED TO WHEREVER THEY CAME FROM.
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “HINDRANCES TO PRODUCTIVE PRAYER” Power Communion Service Glory Dome, Abuja – Part B
1b. Guilt disconnects the guilty from God’s presence.
It disconnects people from the presence of God, that is for as long as you are settled in guilt and in the life that causes you to be guilty, you are disconnected according to Isaiah 59:1-2 and Psalms 66:18. So to have prayers that are productive, guilt must be dealt with.
Ignorance in three realms. Ignorance of God, that is who God is first, ignorance, second of God’s Word. The Word of God, the Bible which is our constitution that we make reference to in the courts of the universe. And the third is ignorance of God’s will, what does God want? Ignorance of God’s will – We read already in 1 John 5:14-15, Hebrew 11:6, John 15:7 as we saw earlier on. Ignorance!
Many people are praying to an unknown God, a God they don’t know. Paul the Apostle talked about the Athenians who erected an altar to an unknown God, they don’t know the God they are asking for, for things. Many people are praying to the God whose Word they have no value for and they are praying to a God whose will they are not sure of. What He wants for them, they don’t know.
Ignorance will occasion two things where prayer is concerned:
i. Again ignorance frustrates faith because faith comes through knowledge – The knowledge of God, the knowledge of His Word, the knowledge of His will Hebrews 11:6, Romans 10:17. When we say somebody has faith, it means he knows something that others don’t know, he has some light that others don’t have. He has some understanding that others don’t have.
When we were in Bauchi for Crusade and the termites and insects or whatever they were took over the stage, took over the crowd, if you saw the thing, people instead of listening to what was going on, they were just busy doing like this (Removing the termites from their bodies). I knew that was a demon of distraction from hell.
See the choir overwhelmed! From where I was, I stood as a lion, eyes red! And I knew that everything under Heaven was to work with God and not against God. By the end of the Crusade there was not one in the air. Where did they come from? And where did they go? Somebody has been saying: “Did they die?” I don’t care! Did they fall down? I don’t know!
All I knew was that wherever they came from, they went there. God cannot be working and what God created is working against God.
You remember the first night? They told us, they said: ‘Rain had not fallen and they were praying for rain’ – At the airport, they were interviewing me, so I told them, I said: ‘By the time we are leaving here, the rain will fall’, then the rain didn’t wait to hear we are leaving here, it started on the spot.
Before we reached the hotel the rain started falling! It fell multiple times and then was trying to encroach on the Crusade time, rain that has not fallen is now falling sotee that it wanted to disrupt Crusade.
So we started the Crusade a bit late and the sky had cleared. Now, I said: ‘Rain didn’t fall and now rain now wants to fall until it is interrupting the Crusade? We will deal with any devil that is trying to do overdrive’.
Of what use is it for a car to speed until it stops beyond where it is meant to stop. So when I came to the Crusade ground, Pastor said: ‘We have not introduced those who needed to be introduced, choir has not sang, this and that’ and I said: ‘No way, I am going to the stage now’. What did I tell you: ‘You don’t do ceremony in warfare’.
They are fighting terrorists and then they are saying they are doing ceremonial march or wearing ceremonial uniform, no way! It’s ‘camou’, battle dress is what you are wearing. So I rose up again like a lion and the first thing that happened is miracle, signs and wonders – Very brutal! When you see things happen, there are things people know! Ignorance is an attack of faith, light is the fuel for faith!
-I prophesy to somebody today, that light that will shift your faith to another level is coming to you right now.
ii. Ignorance prevents deliverance and brings destruction.
As a matter of fact, that deliverance you are seeking at the place of prayer is prevented because of the things you don’t know Proverbs 11:9. If your prayers must deliver the right results there are things you need to know John 8:32, Hosea 4:6.
-I pray for someone here today, I ask that God will drag you into a deeper dimension of His knowledge, the knowledge of Him, the knowledge of His Word and the knowledge of His will for your life in the name of Jesus.
3. Doubt plus unbelief
Doubt and unbelief are hindrances to productive prayers Hebrew 11:6. You must believe! You can’t come to God at the place of prayer if you don’t believe – If you are in doubt. He must believe, it’s a must! Faith is a must if prayers must be answered James 1:5-7. When we say ‘Doubt’, what is the meaning of doubt? Just summary – Doubt says: ‘I am not sure God will do it’. A doubter can know that God can do it but I am not sure God will do it! That’s doubt.
What of unbelief? Unbelief is worse, unbelief says: ‘I don’t believe that God will do it, God loves other people more than me. I don’t believe’. Both of them are hindrances to prayer because they are direct enemies of faith!
Two things to note:
3a. Faith is needed to get God to work. Without faith it is impossible to move God Hebrews 11:6.
3b. Faith is needed to win victory and bring the enemy into defeat.
You need faith! That enemy that is fighting you, the enemy that is the reason why you are praying in the first place, the enemy that is blocking what you are looking for. You need faith to bring that enemy into defeat 1 John 5:4. So deal with your doubt to see your results, clear your unbelief to possess your portion. There is no way to deal with doubt and unbelief than to charge yourself continually with the Word for faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. So guilt, ignorance and doubt with his senior sister unbelief.