Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Power Of Prayer And Fasting For Vengeance


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JANUARY 2012 TEACHING OUTLINE for SUNDAY SERVICES
             Theme:  I WILL AVENGE MY ELECT SPEEDILY Lk 18:1-8

TEACHING FOCUS:    ENGAGING THE POWER OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR VENGEANCE
INTRODUCTION
· Until the God of vengeance shows up, the wicked may never give up!
· Remember until God unleashed His vengeance upon Egypt, Pharaoh never gave up  - Ex 11:1-7/Ex 12:12
· This is our year of glory and we must rise up to destroy the bands of wickedness and undo the heavy burden (Is 58:6)
· We must give no place to the devil to corrupt our glorious destiny this year (Eph 4:27)
· Remember, ‘while men slept His enemy came and sowed tare’  - We must come awake from spiritual slumber and take full responsibility for fulfillment of prophecies as individuals – Matt 13:24-28/Eph 5:14/ Is 52:1-2
· We must not allow any devil bewitching our glorious destiny to survive – Exo 22:18
· We must declare total war against the devil and his agents in taking full delivery of our prophetic package for the year – 1Tim 1:18
· We cannot be totally delivered from evil until judgment against the source is fully executed – Ecc 8:11/Lk 11-2-4
· Execution of vengeance is one major  way to putting an end to the wickedness of the wicked  - Ps 7:9-13
· Until Pharaoh and his army was drown in the Red Sea, the captivity of Israel was going to continue –(Ex 14:14-19/20-31)
· We must invoke capital judgment on all our assailant this month (Is 54:14-17/ Is 49:24-26) 
· It’s high time we declared total war against the wickedness of the wicked by engaging spiritual weapons some of which we shall be exploring in our teaching series this month – 2 Cor 10:3-5
Week 1: 8th January, 2012
v STRIKING REVELATION OF OUR TRIUMPH IN CHRIST
Darkness can never resist the authority of light - Jn 1:1-5 
The oppressor operates in the realm of darkness - Lk 22:43, Eph 6:1-12
- Christ ceased all powers from the devil at the cross- Matt 28:18, Heb 2:14-15, Col 2:15              (Lk 10:19/11:21-22)
- Satan only roars like a lion is not one - 1Pet 5:8,
· Having lost all power, satan is only left with devices, wiles and deception   - But now!
- 2Cor 2:11,  Eph 6:11,  Rev 12:9/ 20:10
· But we have been repositioned far above all principalities and power
- Eph 2:5-6/1:20-21                                   - Col 1:13
All of the above truth puts us at an advantage over the wicked one in battle.

v VIOLENT PRAYER AND FASTING
- Importunity in prayer is a requirement for invoking vengeance  - Lk 18:1-8
- Fasting is a spiritual platform for loosing the bands of wickedness – Is 58:6
- Certain wicked forces will not loose their grip except by prayer and fasting – Matt17:21 
- Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit from the mountain of prayer and fasting – Lk 4:14
- His words were with power – Lk 4:32
- He was empowered to destroy devils – Lk 4:36
- Prayer and fasting changes the status of a believer spiritually
- Prayer does not only change things, prayer actually changes people – Lk 9:28-35
·  We can destroy the hold of devils through the weapon of prayer and fasting.
Week 2 - 15th January, 2012
v VIOLENT FAITH
- Faith is a weapon of victory over the forces of wickedness – Eph 6:16/ Heb 11:32-33
- Faith is also a weapon of vengeance – Dan 6:23-24/ Dan 3:28-29
- This is why our faith is the enemy’s target in battle – Lk 22:31-32
- When faith graduates into trust, the arrows of the wicked are rendered powerless – Ps 125:1-3
- Violent faith will always provoke vengeance – Esther 4:16/7:9-10
v BOLD DECLARATION
- One cannot be oppressed and be afflicted except with a closed mouth – Is 53:7-8 (Jn 18:6)
- When one’s mouth is opened widely, his enemy will be subdued – Ps 81:10-14,
- Our mouth is a spiritual weapon for conquest - Lk 21:15
- When we speak boldly, God confirms violently – 2Kg 1:9-12, Act 14:3
- It’s time to curse the fig tree mocking us – Mk 1:19-22, 2Kg 2:22,24
Week 3 - 22nd January, 2012
v ENGAGING THE HOLY GHOST FIRE
- Recognize that the mission of the Holy Ghost among others is to establish the fact that “…..the prince of this world is judged” (Jn 16:9-11)
- Paul declared judgment against Elymas the sorcerer by the Holy Ghost – Act 13:8-12
- The Holy Ghost fire is the fire of vengeance- 1Kg 18:36-40
- When we invoke the fire of the Holy Ghost, the agents of the wicked are consumed – 2Kg 1:9-12
- Remember, the Holy Ghost came down on the day of Pentecost like cloven tongues of fire - Act 2:1-4
- He is the fire from on high that Elijah invoked - Lk 24:49    
v    ENGAGING THE WEAPON OF VOW-MAKING
- Jephthar vowed to invoke the vengeance of God – Judg 11:30-31
- God answered Him and he paid his vow – Judg 11:35-36
- You can vow your way out of trouble – Ps 66:13-17
- When you make a covenant with God by sacrifice heaven usually respond – Ps 50:5
Week 4: 29th January, 2012
v  ENGAGING THE WEAPON OF PROPHETIC VERDICTS
-  Prophets are agents of vengeance
Hos 12:13/ Ex 12:12             (from Bondage)
- 2Kg 2:23-27                             (from Mockery)
- 2 Kg 1:9-12/13-17                  (from Harassment)
- Act 13:1-5/8-12                      (from Resistance)
- 2Chr 20:17-24                         (from Threat)
- Is 37:15-38                     (from Reproach)
- Jehoshaphat and Israel prayed and God responded through the prophetic – 2Chr 20:10-13/14-18 /20-24
- The work of the house of the Lord was made to cease by force and by power but the prophets stepped in and the enemy gave up - Ezra 4:25-26/5:1-2
v  ENGAING THE WEAPON OF HIGH PRAISES
- High Praise is a spiritual platform for silencing the enemy and the avenger - Ps 8:1-2
- When we engage in high praises, we execute vengeance upon the heathen and punishment upon the people - Ps 149:7
- When we engage in high praises, we execute the judgment that is writtenPs 149:9

NOTE :
·        Be reminded that only men on fire can set others on fire - Phil 1:7
·        What one does not have, one cannot give – Act 3:6
·        Receive grace for maximum impact all through this great month of prayer and fasting in Jesus name. Amen.