September 27, 2021

In our fellowship with the Father, He doesn’t want us to just read the Bible, and pray for all our needs (all the burdens on our hearts). But these days, the Holy Spirit leads us to begin praying for His Words and promises to be fulfilled in our lives.

 

As we learned earlier, the Kingdom of Heaven is about righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). The truth that God gives us always begins with His message or promise to us and we believe it.

 

We must begin to sow God’s Words or promises by picturing and declaring them. Thus, God will lead us to experience and enjoy the fulfillment of what we have sown. From there, the river of living water that brings peace and joy will flow out to fill and flood our lives.

 

What are the right steps for us to pray the Word?
For example, when we receive the following statement of God’s Word or promise:

 

Joel 3:9-10 (NET) Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for a holy war! Call out the warriors! Let all these fighting men approach and attack! Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears.
Let the weak say, ‘I TOO AM A WARRIOR!’

 

When we have set our minds to pray for the verse above, the first step that we must take is to imagine the Word above while speaking in tongues. Pray with the right expression or align with the image in our mind.

 

The next step is to declare every impression we receive with the right intonation and expression. We have to use emotions that have been aligned with the imagination of the fulfillment of the Word. The dynamic work of the Spirit that happen when we pray, will activate the power of the Word and reveal the reality of the Kingdom of God within us.

 

Use our emotions to express the message we receive in our spirit through our prayers. Pay attention to the intonation or emphasis as we express every word in our prayer.

 

For example, the verse above which states: “ I AM A WARRIOR!”. We should pray with a strong voice, full of confidence and energy, just like a victorious warrior!

 

When we diligently pray for His Words or promises, we will get benefits as the following:

 

1. Every time we pray, our minds and emotions are filled with stronger awareness of God’s presence.

 

John 1:1 (NET) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God.

 

The beginning of all things was the Word, and the Word was God Himself. So when we pray for the Words we receive, it is like we are letting the mighty power of the Word take over everything. Including all situations and conditions in our lives, so that they are under the control of His sovereign power.

 

When we are in God’s loving and powerful hands, there must be peace, security, goodness, happiness and salvation. The reality of His presence that fills our lives, will make us feel safe and at peace.

 

2. God will use us in partnership with the Holy Spirit, to influence and rebuild the spirit world over our lives.

 

John 1:2-3 (NET) The Word was with God in the beginning. All things were created by him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.

 

Isiah 51:15-16 (NET) I am the Lord your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves surge. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name! “I commission you as my spokesman; I cover you with the palm of my hand, to establish the sky and to found the earth, to say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’”

 

When we receive and declare the Words or impression with the stirring of the Spirit, at that moment God is replacing the enemy’s plans with His divine plans.

 

When we pray for His Word and promises we receive, we are actually transforming all the chaos, conditions and situations that have been destroyed by the enemy, so that everything is restored according to God’s plans and promises.

 

The power of the Word will create the things that do not yet exist as though they already do. We are recreating our world to be align with God’s plan by declaring His Word.

 

Thus we are fulfilling the verse that says: “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!”

 

This message will continue tomorrow.

 

Ps. Steven Agustinus