How To Pray Part III

November 30, 2014

Principles 7-10
 -  Principle 7: Every Nation Needs lots of prayer and prayerful leaders 
            The devil controls the leader(s); he is interested in decision makers.
-  Principalities and darkness (from the Bible) are evil and wicked spirits 
            1 Timothy 2:1-3

-  Principle 8: It is Important to Pray for Long Hours 
           Matthew 26:40-44; 51
          Anything that will affect your life for a long period of time calls for long prayers on that topic, e.g. marriage, where you live.
          When you sleep instead of watching and praying, you will make wrong decisions.
-  Principle 9: It is Important to Enter Your Closet for Effective Prayer 
          Daniel 6:9
          Daniel is showing us where to pray for long periods of time 

-  Principle 10: Everyone must develop the formula for praying four times a day 

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How To Pray

November 14, 2014

Prayer is communicating with God and in common in most religions 
 -If you are too busy to prayer then you have crossed the line. 
 -Daniel 6:9-10
Develop and excellent spirit like Daniel
The reason why prayer has been skipped is because it has not become an everyday necessity 
Prayer is the art of returning back to its maker. 

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ABC’s Faith Part V

November 9, 2014

Types of Faith:

4) Strong faith 

5) Exceeding growing faith 

6) Increasing faith (Luke 17:5)

-Faith is fluid. Romans 12:3 
7) Faith unfeigned (genuine and sincere) -1 Timothy 1:5
8) Unwavering faith (James 1:6) 
-Wavering faith doesn't answer prayers 
9) Rich faith (James 2:5) 
-Humility is connected to faith 
10) Perfect/mature faith 
11) World overcoming faith (1 John 5:4) 
-Anything born of God will overcome; to overcome means to fight. 
12) Failing faith (Luke 22:32)
-When your faith fails, it gives the devil access to you. 
13) Shipwrecked faith (1 Timothy 1:19)  
14) Dead faith (James 2:17) 
-Life of faith is corresponding action; faith without worlds is dead 


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Types of Faith

October 19, 2014

1. Little Faith: Matt 14:31
         - Peter fumbled trying to walk on water. Jesus said his faith was little (Rom 12:3”)- What you have now is not necessarily all the faith you'll ever have.
2. Great Faith: Matt 8:5-10
        - The centurion whose servant was sick and believed Jesus did not need to come to his house but understoodthat by authority, could speak at a distance and the servant be healed.
3. Weak faith: Romans 4:17-18 

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ABCs of Faith - Part IV

October 12, 2014

 Areas of Our Lives Where We Need Faith
   4)We need faith to create our worlds Heb 11:1-3
        -  the worlds were created through the word of God. We also build our worlds through the things we say. 
       But what manner of confessions are we making?
       Prov 18:20- Death and life are in the power of the tongue
        - Gen 1:1
        - We need faith to make an excellent sacrifice Heb 11:4 Abel's sacrifice
      We fear to give thinking it will lead to our own lack
      Luke 6:38 - Jesus said, Give and it shall be given unto you
      John 3:16 God gave

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Galatians 6:6

October 5, 2014

Luke 13:34-35
God answers our prayers by the men/women of God he sends us 
     - You don't get to choose who brings you the good news, but God chooses and strategically positions them             in our lives 
        Hebrews 5:1-3
  - Pastors have infirmities and need a heavy dosage of what they are preaching. 
     Jeremiah 3:15 
    - When God uses someone to show more love/compassion there is God's residue on that person

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ABC’s of Faith Part 3

September 28, 2014

Romans 8:32
How shall God not freely give to us when He gave His only begotten Son to save us? There is nothing more valuable than the Son of God  
5 Areas of Our Lives Where We Need Faith
     3) To achieve our goals and overcome those challenges that comes with them 
           - When you don't have a goal, then you lose the ability for a skill or blessing to be brought out if you.  
           - Just like nuts are hidden within a shell, so is the goodness of a church
           - Our own estimation of ourselves only derives from how much we say our worth is 

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ABC’s of Faith Part 2

September 21, 2014

Hebrews 3:12

God refers to unbelief as evil
Embrace new opportunities to exercise your faith   
Proverbs 3:5 
 Our understanding is not suppose to replace our trust in The Lord   
 Hebrews 10:38

 5 Areas of Our Lives Where We Need Faith    
      1) In your relationship with God   
      2) having your personal needs met

            - Trust that God will provide for every need in your life. 
- Philippians 4:19  -Bring God to the place in your life where He Supplies ALL of your needs  
            - Matthew 6:25-34- Focus on and seek the Kingdom of God and then ALL things will be added unto you. 

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Seven Steps To Encouraging Yourself

September 16, 2014

The strength of the builder can be decayed. 
Nehemiah 4:10-11
Courage enables a person to face difficulty, pain, etc without fear. 
Joshua 1:3-7; 9
You need courage to step into the promises God has given us. 
Courage is your strength. 
How do we stay encouraged? 
1) develop a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit 
     1 John 4:4
2) receive living messages from God by the simple messages of scriptures 
3) remember other problems God has delivered you from 
    Mark 8:18-21
4) make positive confessions 
    -let your words match with what you are expecting 
    -faith is related to speaking 
5) learn to listen to the appropriate messages and get fired up again 
6) play the right music at the right time 
7) avoid depressive and discouraging personalities/people

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ABC’s of Faith Part 1

September 14, 2014

Hebrews 11:1
You will understand the elements that make up faith 
-faith is substantial 
-faith is evidence
When you are walking by faith it is a zig zag journey 
It is impossible to please God without faith. 
When people have faith, they have taken the first step towards pleasing God. 
2 Corinthians 4:18
Faith causes things that are invisible to be visible
5 Areas of Our Lives Where We Need Faith  
1) In your relationship with God 
We don't come to God asking for proof of His existence; instead God requires you to believe in Him before you come to Him
Jude 1:24-Don't walk with God by feelings, instead walk with God by faith!
Hebrews 10:38 -The Just lives by faith 


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