Excellent Excellent Excellent, Excellent Jehovah, Your Name is Excellent, Excellent Jesus. Wonderful Wonderful, Wonderful Jehovah, Your Name Wonderful, Wonderful Jesus. //  I have a God that answers prayer, I have a God that answers prayer, I have a God that answers prayer, Who answers prayers forever more. Amen Jesus answers prayers, Amen! Jesus answers prayer. Amen! Jesus answers prayer, Jesus answers, Jesus answers prayer forever more.

Thank Father for answering all our prayers in Jesus Name. Faithful Jesus Thank You for walking in our situation and proffering solutions in Your Name. Father we bow before You not with dead words and vain glory but in reverence and in awe of who You are. Glorious God today again, You will show Yourself mighty on our behalf in Jesus Name! Amen.

Beloved, our God is most powerful! Do you believe that? (in continuation of yesterday teaching from where Abraham likened himself as a dust.) Why then do you appear before him with a downcast heart? Why are despondent before in His Presence. We come before Him with dead prayer, there is no sense of creature consciousness. There is no feeling that we are in the presence of this Great God before whom the angels fold their wings and shut up their mouths, only to open then again and cry, Holy, Holy, Holy, that sense of creature consciousness, that sense of abasement of being overwhelmed in the presence of that which is above all creature- we ought to return to that again.

Beloved I am very concern about the flippancy these days, it is a terrible sin in the presence of the Holy God. What if you and your friends are before the head of a state or say before the queen of England and someone started trying to be funny by telling jokes about the queen? How shameful, how horrible it would be! No one would do such a thing. And yet, she is only a woman, a human being like you. How much more terrible that we can be so flippant in the presence of the great God, Who is Lord of all lords and King of all kings!

We need to recover that feeling of ignorance, we know too much but there should be speechless humility among us in the mystery inexpressible. When we are in God presence, there we should be have a sense of weakness. I don’t think you will ever be strong until you know how utterly weak you are. and you will not know how utterly weak you are until you have stood in the presence of that great plentitude of strength, that great fullness of infinite power that we call God. When for an awful, happy, terrible, wonderful moment the eyes of our heart have gazed upon the transcendent God, high  and lifted up with His train filling the temple, then we will know how weak we are.

God never work out of human strength. The strongest man is the weakest man in the kingdom of God, and the weakest the strongest. The Holy apostles said, ‘when I am weak, then am I strong’ (2Cor 12:10). You can turn it around and say “when I am strong – whenever I feel that I can do it- then am I weak.”

See what Daniel said in Dan 10:15, 17. That is the effect of self-depreciation and sense of impurity. Isaiah said, woe is me! For I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips (Isa 6:5). It is a feeling of absolute profaneness.

This again today bring us to the teaching of today. Hannah when she was praying in the temple the glory of God took over the environment, only her lips moving as if she was drunk because of weakness she felt before the Most High God. God showed up and answered her prayer. Her weakness before the Almighty God brought answers to her prayer.

Beloved, today you have the same opportunity like Hannah, will you humble yourself to pray and receive answers. Will believe and trust God absolutely to help you in that situation?

Our God is more than able. What He did for Hannah, He will yet do for someone today in Jesus Name. Will you stoop low and enthrone God over those challenges and see the result.

Have in faith in God. If you walk in law, faith will be void. (Rom 4:14-16, 20). But if we are led /live in the Spirit of God, we should also walk in the Spirit to receive our promise as Hannah received (Gal 5:25 1 Cor 2:10, 14).

Let get down to encounter more:

“For this child I prayed.” 1Samuel 1:27

 

Devout souls delight to look upon those mercies which they have obtained in answer to supplication, for they can see God’s especial love in them. When we can name our blessings Samuel, that is, “asked of God,” they will be as dear to us as her child was to Hannah.

Peninnah had many children, but they came as common blessings unsought in prayer: Hannah’s one heaven-given child was dearer far, because he was the fruit of earnest pleadings. How sweet was that water to Samson which he found at “the well of him that prayed!” Quassia cups turn all waters bitter, but the cup of prayer puts a sweetness into the draughts it brings.

Did we pray for the conversion of our children? How doubly sweet, when they are saved, to see in them our own petitions fulfilled! Better to rejoice over them as the fruit of our pleadings than as the fruit of our bodies. Have we sought of the Lord some choice spiritual gift? When it comes to us it will be wrapped up in the gold cloth of God’s faithfulness and truth, and so be doubly precious.

Have we petitioned for success in the Lord’s work? How joyful is the prosperity which comes flying upon the wings of prayer! It is always best to get blessings into our house in the legitimate way, by the door of prayer; then they are blessings indeed, and not temptations. Even when prayer speeds not, the blessings grow all the richer for the delay; the child Jesus was all the more lovely in the eyes of Mary when she found Him after having sought Him sorrowing.

That which we win by prayer we should dedicate to God, as Hannah dedicated Samuel. The gift came from heaven, let it go to heaven. Prayer brought it, gratitude sang over it, let devotion consecrate it. Here will be a special occasion for saying, “Of Thine own have I given unto Thee.” Reader, is prayer your element or your weariness? Which?

If you have answered the above question, let keep going:

“Bring him unto me.” Mark 9:19

 

Despairingly the poor disappointed father turned away from the disciples to their Master. His son was in the worst possible condition, and all means had failed, but the miserable child was soon delivered from the evil one when the parent in faith obeyed the Lord Jesus’ word, “Bring him unto me.”

Children are a precious gift from God, but much anxiety comes with them. They may be a great joy or a great bitterness to their parents; they may be filled with the Spirit of God, or possessed with the spirit of evil. In all cases, the Word of God gives us one receipt for the curing of all their ills, “Bring him unto me.”

O for more agonizing prayer on their behalf while they are yet babes! Sin is there, let our prayers begin to attack it. Our cries for our offspring should precede those cries which betoken their actual advent into a world of sin. In the days of their youth we shall see sad tokens of that dumb and deaf spirit which will neither pray aright, nor hear the voice of God in the soul, but Jesus still commands, “Bring them unto me.”

When they are grown up they may wallow in sin and foam with enmity against God; then when our hearts are breaking we should remember the great Physician’s words, “Bring them unto me.” Never must we cease to pray until they cease to breathe. No case is hopeless while Jesus lives.

The Lord sometimes suffers His people to be driven into a corner that they may experimentally know how necessary He is to them. Ungodly children, when they show us our own powerlessness against the depravity of their hearts, drive us to flee to the strong for strength, and this is a great blessing to us.

Whatever our morning’s need may be, let it like a strong current bear us to the ocean of divine love. Jesus can soon remove our sorrow, He delights to comfort us. Let us hasten to Him while He waits to meet us.

Beloved, our first teaching besought a blessing- child. The second message demanded a blessing- child. Therefore this is clarion call to pray for all the children most especially that they come to the knowledge of God, fear, reverence Him and serve Him all the days of their life. We also have to pray for all our mother trusting God for a fruit of the womb that God will visit them and bless them today in Jesus Name. And same blessing will be offered back in service to God.

Beloved, enough of dead prayers and reverence before the Holy God, Who is creator of the whole universe. Let us come in humility of heart and faith that all our petitions will receive answers in Jesus Name.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

 

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.