Destiny

Day 79

On Day 79 of our 120 Day Upper Room Prayer Campaign we pray for God to reveal His will to us and ask Him to get us positioned to step into it for the glory of His Name!

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All Your Promises are Yes and Amen!

“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” – 2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭

God’s plans and promises are truly His best for you but they come with a condition of faith. When we try to take matters into our own hands and make them happen, the devil throws counterfeits, complications, and compromise in our hands instead. But when we seek, pray, trust, wait, and obey in faith, then He brings His promises about Himself in impossible unexpected and supernatural ways.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” – Hebrews‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭

He is truly a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him, for they shall find Him, and once they do they must be fully persuaded that what He promises them He will deliver. You don’t have to make it happen, you just have to believe enough to endure.

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” – Matthew‬ ‭24:13‬ ‭

Seek ye FIRST the KINGDOM OF GOD and His RIGHTEOUSNESS and THEN all these things shall be added unto you. Fruits before gifts people. If you’re still waiting on a promise of God then stop trying to take the promise by force and start focusing on producing the fruits of the Spirit so that He can trust you with the gift and then I assure you that He will give it.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” – Galatians‬ ‭5:22-23‬ ‭

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” – 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-7‬ ‭

Action

Day 59

On Day 59 of our 120 Day Upper Room Prayer Campaign we pray for a church that acts that we might begin to see the acts of the book of Acts become common place among believers again!

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Spirit of Elijah

Day 52

On Day 52 of our 120 Day Upper Room Prayer Campaign we examine the character of Elijah, a man of great faith that stood for God while near all others were bowing to sin and compromise, or were hiding for their lives, yet because he so boldly stood for God, God bodily stood for him. So while the world is asking “where is the God of Elijah?”, we dare to ask “where are the Elijahs of God?” as we pray, “God, give us the spirit/character of Elijah!

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Promise

Day 40

Day 40 of our 120 Day Upper Room Prayer Campaign we recognize that All things truly from God come with a condition of faith so today pray for faith to embrace the wait for the promises that God has given us

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Seek

Day 36

On Day 36 of our 120 Day Upper Room Prayer Campaign we see how important it is to seek the Lord for ourselves and learn how, that we can all hear His voice, take our place in the body, and move by His instruction in unity of the Holy Spirit

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Ears to Hear

Day 35

On Day 35 of our 120 Day Upper Room Prayer Campaign we ask the Lord to give us ears to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying that we might understand with all revelation the sword of word of God in our hands

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Dominion

Day 8

On Day 8 of our 120 Day Upper Room Prayer Campaign we walk in the commission of Christ and begin to take Dominion! We take it first over the land that has already been given into our hand and then expand out from their as we take territory for God!

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“Shake It Off”

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Be More

“For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:” – 1 Peter 2:19-21

All through scripture you see this principal of God’s character expressed. He is pleased with those who give the more then expected. The easiest example of this for us to grasp is expressed in the tithe and offering. The tithe (10%) already belongs to God and is expected as simple obedience but the offering (anything above the 10%) is given of your own free will and truly blesses God. Because it is given above what is expected God is pleased by it and blesses it all the more. Yet does He state that both are our duty as saints because it reflects His good character.

However, this principal applies in every area of our Christian faith. Not just finances, I only use that as a clear illustration of it. In our opening passage we see this principle laid out in a much more humbling area of our lives. That of rebuke, ridicule, revile, rejection, oppression, and attack for the sake of our obedience to God or expression of faith.

To this the scripture says that if we be buffeted (resisted, opposed, or rebuked) for doing wrong and we take the buffeting with patience and humility then we have merely done what is expected of us by God. We often pat ourselves on the back when we humble ourselves to take rebuke gracefully that we needed and deserved but God says, that this is simply not being rebellious and is expected by Him.

However, when we are buffeted (resisted, opposed, or rebuked) for doing good, for obeying His voice, for standing in faith in what He has told us, for sharing His testimony or our own, for serving Him, or for ministering to others, and still take it with patience, grace, faith, and humility, then He is well pleased. This goes beyond what is normal and common and enters into what reflects His character to others. Now this does not mean that you stop doing these things but that you keep doing them in love, without offense. Just like Jesus did, who is our example.

You just keep doing these things for the sake of the very people who are buffeting you. Not opposing them, not fighting against them, but fighting for them and humbling yourself before them willing to even lay down your life for the sake of their eternal soul. Speaking kindly to those who have spoken harshly to you. Praying for those who have persecuted you. Washing those who have betrayed you. Serving those who have buffeted you. This is the more that God blesses because it demonstrates His more then normal character to a subnormal culture who desperately needs to see something more. After all, this is exactly what we were created, redeemed, and called for, to show them that there is more. So don’t just cry for more, be the more.

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” – Matthew 5:43-48

Why Does God Tell Us To Pray?

If God is all powerful then why do we need to pray?

No, God does not need our permission but He is just, and His word does not return void. If He said it, He will not break faithfulness with that which He said, for He is not a man that He should lie.

Knowing that I remind you that God created man to have “dominion” over the earth. Man forfeited that dominion to Satan in the garden, Christ came and got it back in an other garden, and then gave it back to His bride. So do you see the point here? It’s all about dominion. God gave us dominion and prayer is were you use it.

“…ye have not, because ye ask not.” – James 4:2

Know that from the beginning God wanted a family for fellowship, not servants for service. We were always meant to be His sons and daughters. So As any good Father does, He causes His children to be trained on the small things before He entrust them with rule over the greater things of His Kingdom. He allows us to (and actually commands us to) exercise authority and take dominion over spiritual things (principalities, powers, and rulers in dark places) in this small earthly realm so that He can train us to one day to rule and reign with Christ in grand Heavenly places.

“Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” – 1 Corinthians 6:3

“His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” – Matthew 25:23

This life is your training ground, your class room, your job interview for eternity. Don’t skip class, don’t be found sleeping on the training ground, don’t take the interview lightly. The only thing that really matters in this life is how seriously you took it’s ability to position you for eternity.

So yes God can do it all by Himself, but He doesn’t want to. That’s why He created you. So do what you were created to do. Pray. Pray so that you can fellowship with Him, pray so that you can be taught by Him, and pray so that you can exercise the authority and dominion granted to you by Him. Pray, because prayer proves faith and faith pleases God. Pray because anything less is not just lazy, it is rebellion against your Fathers instructions. Pray because it’s your mandate. But most of all, pray because it’s your privilege.

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16

“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)” – 2 Corinthians 10:4

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” – Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭