Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Power of Prayer - The Apostles Prayed Their Way To Great Grace



Grace = Divine Favour,
            = Unmerited Divine Favour,
            = Divine Empowerment
            = INTERVENTION of God,
            = The HAND of God,
            = The FINGER of God,
            = The PRESENCE of God
Grace is a GIFT. – You CAN’T BUY it but, You can PRAY YOUR WAY INTO IT!

Prayer is the labour pains for the birth of your miracle. Every woman who wants give birth to her own baby cannot delegate the labour pains to another woman or contract another woman to go through the labour pains on her behalf.

Apostles’ Laboured in Prayer to access great grace:
Acts 4:29 – 33
29 And now, “oh” Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word
30 By STRETCHING FORTH THINE HAND to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
31 And WHEN THEY HAD PRAYED, the PLACE WAS SHAKEN where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

33 And WITH GREAT POWER gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and GREAT GRACE was upon them all.
Apostles Had Learned From Experience:
Matthew 26:40 - And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?

They remembered Jesus Operated in Great Grace:
Mark 4:41
- And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Why Do We Need To Pray For Great Grace:
1.     To Receive Great Power To Do Strange Works  - Isaiah 28:21
Acts 4:33
- And with GREAT POWER gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and GREAT GRACE was upon them all.

2.     To Remove Shame From Your Life (Turn Around Testimonies)
 Isaac Example:
Genesis 25:21
- And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

3.     To See What Eyes have not Seen, and Hear What Ears Have Not Heard
Jonah 2:1, 10
1 - Then JONAH PRAYED unto the LORD his God OUT OF THE FISH'S BELLY,
10 -  And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.