“And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Matthew 13:58
Beloved, understand that the power of God doesn’t move anyhow and anywhere. When I say power here, I refer to the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is the power of God. He is the doer of signs and wonders. Remember in the beginning how He hovered over the face of the deep when God the father looked at the darkness and chaos of the earth. When God the Father spoke the Word, He brought them to pass. He is the power of creation. The bible tells us that it is the same Spirit that raised Jesus Christ from the dead after three days. He is the promise of the father Jesus spoke about when He told His disciples to wait till they are endued with power from on high. Halleluiah! He is the same Spirit that lives in you, quickening your mortal body out of sickness and weakness and bringing health, strength and life. He is the anointing of God that breaks yokes and expresses the will and purpose of God in the life of man.
As powerful as the Holy Spirit is, He only goes to places where he is invited, honoured, celebrated, and appreciated. The bible describes Him as a person with feelings and emotions; “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, where by ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30). Genesis 6:3 also says, “And the Lord said, my spirit shall not always strive with man…” In Acts 5:9; “Then Peter said unto her, how is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the spirit…”, and in 1 Thessalonians 5:19, “Quench not the spirit.”
From these scriptures, you see that the Holy Spirit responds to emotions, attitudes, and so on, as a personality. He is gentle, and loving and caring and so He doesn’t force himself upon anyone. When He speaks, it’s in a still small voice. He is not rowdy, forceful, bossy, and so on like demons are. So for him to operate in your life, you must create an inviting and conducive atmosphere for him to inhabit. An atmosphere full of faith is what He needs not an atmosphere filled with fear, unbelief, bitterness, unforgiveness, rancor, and so on. Create an atmosphere laden with worship, scriptural promises and confessions of faith and He will show up. This is the atmosphere for miracles.
SAY THIS PRAYER
O lord, whatever that is in my life that stop your power from flowing and quenches your Spirit in me, be destroyed by fire now, in Jesus name. Amen.
Let every hindrance to God’s move in your life be shattered now in Jesus name.
During a service, pastor Larry gave me a prophecy about my Husband’s ministry and how things have not been working. He asked me to match on the N1000 note and prayed that from then on, money would serve me. From then, doors began to open for me and all my debts have been cleared. I now have peace of mind. Praise God.
– Mrs Onuoha [Orji]
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[You can repeat the prayer points we did last month, using the “30 days of Total Victory” prayer book. Pray any topic you are led to. You can access it on http://www.praise-tv.org/category/join-the-prayers/]