MICHAEL FARADAY WAS A GREAT SCIENTIST WITH A HEART FOR GOD SO HE HAD TIME FOR GOD
SHORT CUTS DO NOT WORK IN THE KINGDOM. LET’S BE STRAIGHT IN OUR WALK WITH GOD!
IF YOUR HEART IS WITH GOD, YOUR TIME WILL BE WITH GOD
PRAYER AND FASTING IS NOT A CALLING, OR A GIFT, OR A MINISTRY. IT IS EVERY BELIEVER’S RESPONSIBILITY
YOU WILL BE CRUISING ON THAT (COVENANT) HIGHWAY ALL THROUGH THIS YEAR AND FOR ALL THE YEARS OF YOUR LIFE!
– Bishop David Oyedepo on “KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT PRAYER IS EVERY BELIEVER’S RESPONSIBILITY” 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Day 4 Youth Chapel 12th January 2023 Part A
Jesus thank you again for the supply of your grace in this ongoing Prayer and Fasting season. Receive our thanks in the name of Jesus.
Thank you for how far you have helped us and for answer to our prayers both as a people and as individuals. Receive our thanks in the name of Jesus.
Praise the Lord finally I am on the Covenant Highways of life.
– You will be cruising on that highway all through this year and for all the years of your life.
– You never be found on the street corners, by ways again!
Hebrews 12:12-13. We serve a straight forward God. His words are yea and Amen in him. “Make straight paths for your feet …” Don’t look for short cut. He always leads forward; never leads backward. Let’s be straight in our walk with him.
Examine yourself once and again, “Am I still in the faith? Or am I faking it?” 2 Corinthians 13:5. Hebrews 12:12-13. Short cuts don’t work here.
Isaiah 59:8. Let’s walk straight. Jesus came and went straight on his mission. John 18:37. Let’s be straight in our walk with God.
KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT PRAYER IS EVERY BELIEVER’S RESPONSIBILITY.
It is not a calling; it is not a gift. It is not a vision; it is every believer’s covenant responsibility.
For instance: eating is not a gift; it is a natural endowment. It’s not, ‘I have the gift of eating.’ You may be a glutton – that’s okay. Everybody eats to stay alive.
I thank God for the gift of breathing. Yes, thank God for keeping you alive and breathing but breathing is every natural man’s right. If it is our responsibility, you can close your mouth and nose and go off but it is our endowment.
In the same vein, prayer and fasting is our responsibility. “When you pray …” Matthew 6:6 and “when thou fastest …” Matthew 6:17-18. So it is a matter of ‘when’ not ‘if.’ It is ordained as our companion in the adventure of life.
So all we need is to take responsibility and ask for his help to stand strong on the prayer altar. Ask for the help of the Holy Ghost to keep you and I strong.
Prayer and Fasting is not a calling; is not a gift, is not a ministry. It is every believer’s responsibility. There could be those who are encouraging men to take their place on the place of prayer – that’s okay.
David was king of Israel; a renowned servant of God, he prayed 3 times a day. Psalm 89:20. “I found him in praise, prayer and fasting” Psalms 55:17.
As busy as his responsibilities, he had a schedule for prayers. You know God called him, “a man after my own heart – a man with a heart for me.” Where your heart is there also will your treasure be.
Time is one of your most precious asset in life.
So if your heart is with God, your time will be with God. There’s a great scientist by name, Michael Faraday.
He was a Bible addict, a renowned preacher in his Church.
A God-raised giant. So it is not about one’s business, it is about one’s heart.
All the ones who occupy the same position that you are in, they are in their drinking joint now.
That’s the final place for their work place. He’s the M. D of a major company but when he closes that company, he goes to that one corner where …(mimicking) “Can I have one more bottle please? 2 bottles? Serve these fellows 10 10 bottles,” – everyday!
You know what they call it? Service. That’s their own service. Wherever a man’s heart is, there his treasures will be also. Matthew 6:21.