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Online Prayer, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Online Prayer, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

(Understanding the algorithms of answered prayer)

 

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 NKJV

IF My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

 NOW My eyes will be open and My ears attentive TO PRAYER MADE IN THIS PLACE.

 

Isaiah 58:4 NKJV

You will not fast (with prayer) as you do this day,
TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON HIGH.

 

 

Introduction:

Why do some prayers go unanswered while some prayers take time for a response and still others seem to be answered immediately?  The short answer is that there is a proper protocol and order to the courts of heaven.  We learn from ancient Hebrew writings the term “tefillah”, which means to judge or discern.  In the most fundamental elements of man created in the image and likeness of God we learn that when man becomes a “living soul” (Gen. 2:7) he becomes “the speaking spirit” or “the creature that prays”.  This means mankind was delegated from heaven the ability to judge and discern things in this world in order to frame new worlds and form kingdom advances from heaven.  This is clearly observed in Isaiah 59:…There is no judgment in their goings…and judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the streets, and equity cannot enter.  Yes, truth fails: and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey; and the LORD saw it, and IT DISPLEASED HIM THAT THERE WAS NOT ANY JUDGMENT.  AND HE SAW THAT THERE WAS NO MAN, AND WONDERED THAT THERE WAS NO INTERCESSOR (vs. 8, 14-16).  Take note that judgment, justice, and truth are directly linked to the intercessions of man in God’s eyes.  In fact the Scripture is explicit of man’s responsibility to steward good and evil, truth and falsehood, and human will vs. God’s will and their neglect is a sin: 1 Sam. 12:23 KJV, Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way.   Even now our Advocate in heaven is a Priestly Intercessor able to save to the uttermost because He ever-lives to make intercession for us according to the will of God.  Likewise, we are given knowledge of the Holy Spirit’s role in the limitations of our praying …the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God (Rom. 8:26-27 NASB).  From this we see a coordination in the ebb and flow of things prayed from earth to things ordered from heaven in response.   Jesus taught us, Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. (Matt. 18:18-19 NKJV)  The Greek word here for “agree” is symphaneō from which we derive the word symphony.  It is the coordination or orchestration of the sound of agreement to bring it into harmony or of many make one (i.e. the Upper Room, they were all in one place and one accord with the sound of heaven).  We begin to comprehend what Jesus called “the keys of the kingdom to bind and loose things on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt. 16:19) as we articulate the mind of God.

Here is the bottom line: In order to hear from heaven one must be heard on high.  This is the main reason some prayers are answered, some unanswered, others are delayed.  Modern technology has given us a term that is befitting here: al•go•rithms: a process or set of rules that describe how a task is done; guidelines or a sequence of instructions informing what to do; a digital map, vision, or flowchart of knowledge to calculate, condense, and provide an answer or definite result.  Jesus calls them keys of the kingdom.

The Throne of God is not accessed by religious prayers, rituals, or ceremonies.  Nor is the hearing from heaven moved by mere emotion, urgency of need, or self-driven demands.  There are specific things that cause us to hear from heaven because we are heard on high.  The algorithms of prayer are prayers that are set in agreement with our heavenly Advocate there and the Spirit-Intercessor who is coalescing our hearts with His mind here.  A spiritual algorithm could be likened to a Rubik’s Cube that is out of sort.  It is the sequence of maneuvers that bring the colors back into agreement that resolves the matter.  It is when our praying comes into agreement in specific ways governed by heaven’s throne that answered prayers are assured.  Just as keys lock and unlock, we must have keys cut in the correct pattern in order to trip the tumblers to open and shut on earth what is permitted and unpermitted in heaven.   From the Holy Scriptures we see Five Areas Revealed that act as algorithms of intercession or keys that trip the tumblers:

  • FAITH and PERSISTENCE
  • MERCY and GRACE
  • GOD’S WILL and NAME
  • JUSTICE and RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • PRAYER and WARFARE

As those created to judge and intercede before the throne the distinction is clear here:

  • They shall teach My people the difference between holy and unholy, and cause them to discern between pure and impure. (Ezk. 42:27)
  • Then shall you again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. (Mal. 3:18)
  • …those who are mature…who by reason of use have their sense exercised to discern both good and evil. (Heb. 5:14)

Western civilization has evolved into a postmodern generation where truth has become a casualty to personal opinion.  Thus, the popular statement: “I am my own truth.  That may be true for you, but not for me!” Truth has failed—becoming no longer absolute, but subject to one’s personal experiences.  We can delineate how people can call good evil and evil good in the following illustration of a baseball umpire behind the plate calling pitches:

  • The self-made man says: “There’s balls and strikes….and I call ‘em as I see ‘em!”
  • The God-made man says: “There’s balls and strikes…and I call ‘em as they are!”
  • The modern-man says: “There’s balls and strikes…and they ain’t nothin’ until I call ‘em!”

Here is where the tyranny of the new tolerance has become the bully of all that is in disagreement with their earthly discord verses the righteous sound the agreement with heaven.

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are opened to their prayers, but the face of the Lord in against those who do evil. (1 Pet. 3:12)

As we approach the throne of grace and the courts of heaven founded on righteousness and justice our endeavor is to pray for the church to be those whose intercessions agree with the truth and judgments in heaven.  We can be bold and strong in our praying knowing the truth: And this is the confidence that we have in Him, if we ask anything according to His will, He will hear us.  And if we know He hears us, whatever we ask, we know we have the petitions we desired of Him…And whatever we ask, we received of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. (1 Jn. 5:14-15; 3:22)

Today, let us pray into the algorithms of what is bound and loosed on earth is as it is in heaven. Let us be those framing worlds and forming kingdom expansions as those given stewardship to be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue, and having dominion over every living thing on the earth. (Gen. 1:28)  Our labor in prayer today is TO HEAR FROM HEAVEN BECAUSE WE ARE HEARD ON HIGH!

 

 

  1. FAITH AND PERSISTENCE  

James 1:6-7 NKJV

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 

 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

 

Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

 

General Direction: That we comprehend the absolute principle of faith and persistence in prayer; that all things are possible to those who believe and we need to persevere, after we’ve done the will of God, in order to receive the promises; that we learn to discern God’s timing in answering prayer and the need to contend in the heavenlies for God’s promises until breakthrough.

Scriptures:

  • Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.—Heb. 11:1, 6 NKJV
  • Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. –Heb. 12:1-2 NKJV
  • 12 that you do not become [a]sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.–Heb. 6:12 NKJV
  • Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor[a]regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, [b]‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will [c]avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ” 6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” –Lk. 18:1-8 NKJV
  • 13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.14 Wait[a] on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! –Ps. 13-14 NKJV
  • 3 Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 20 Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God, 21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, [a]being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. –Dan. 9:3, 20-22 NKJV
  • 2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no [a]pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. 10 Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. 11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. 12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”–Dan. 10:2-3, 10-14 NKJV
  • 7 [a]Keep on asking and it will be given you; [b] keep on seeking and you will find; [c]keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened. 11 If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and[a]advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and [b]advantageous things to those who [c]keep on asking Him!–Mt. 7:7-8, 11 Amp.
  • 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. –Gal. 6:9 NKJV
  • 24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may [a]obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize [b]is temperate in all things. Now they do itto obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. –1 Cor. 9:24-27 NKJV
  • 29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” –Mt. 9:29 NKJV
  • 20 So Jesus said to them, “Because of your[a]unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. –Mt. 17:20 NKJV
  • 23 Jesus said to him, “If[a] you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.–Mk. 9:23, 27 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That the first requirement of prayer is believing that God exists and that He is able to do what He promised.
  • That things that are impossible with man are possible with God because all things are possible to those who believe.
  • That, because we believe, we will not lose heart because God is good and working all things together for our good.
  • That, the body of Christ, learn the parable of the persistent widow in Luke 18 and the through her frequency, intensity, and tenacity in appeal she was granted the request as Jesus said, “Will not God avenge His very own who cry to Him day and night though He bear with them long?”
  • That we learn from those who came before us that it was through “faith and patience” they received the promises.
  • That we realize when answers to prayer tarry we must examine every hindrance, see if it is in agreement with the will and word of God, do we need to contend, or wait for God’s timing?
  • That we can be confidant, if we’ve done the will of God, we will receive what He has promised as we learn how to persevere in faith.

 

 

  1. MERCY AND GRACE

Psalm 86:3, 5-6 NKJV

Be merciful to me, O Lord,
For I cry to You all day long.

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
And attend to the voice of my supplications.

 

Hebrews 4:16 NKJV

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

General Direction: That we comprehend the absolute essentialness of the kingdom keys of mercy and grace; that through Christ we received mercy (not receiving what we deserved) and grace (receiving what we didn’t deserve) so all the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Him; that God’s mercies are new every morning and His grace is sufficient causing His strength to be made perfect in our weakness.

Scriptures:

  • 12 So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. 13 For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. –Jam. 2:12-13 NKJV
  • 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. –Eph. 2:8-10 NKJV
  • 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” –Lk. 22:42 NKJV
  • 8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 9 He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him. –Ps. 103:8-13 NKJV
  • 8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,Slow to anger and great in mercy.9 The Lord is good to all,And His tender mercies are over all His works.  13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,And Your dominion endures throughout all [a]generations. 14 The Lord upholds all who fall,
    And raises up all who are bowed down. –Ps. 145:8-9, 13-14 NKJV
  • 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you;Bind them around your neck,Write them on the tablet of your heart,4 And so find favor and [a]high esteem
    In the sight of God and man.—Prov. 3:3-4 NKJV
  • 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.—2 Cor. 8:9 NKJV
  • 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. –2 Cor. 12:9-10 NKJV
  • You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. –2 Tim. 2:1 NKJV
  • 16 So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. –Rom. 9:16 NKJV
  • 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,–Tit. 3:5 NKJV
  • 22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,Because His compassions fail not.23 They are new every morning;Great is Your faithfulness. –Lam. 3:22-23 NKJV
  • 13 So rend your heart, and not your garments;Return to the Lord your God,For He is gracious and merciful,Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
    And He relents from doing harm. –Joel 2:13 NKJV
  • 7 Therefore I will look to the Lord;I will wait for the God of my salvation;My God will hear me.8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy;When I fall, I will arise;When I sit in darkness,The Lord will be a light to me. 18 Who is a God like You,Pardoning iniquity And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?He does not retain His anger forever,Because He delights in mercy.[a]–Mic. 7:7-8, 18 NKJV
  • 8 He has shown you, O man, what is good;And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly,To love [a]mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? –Mic. 6:8 NKJV 7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. –Mt. 5:7 NKJV
  • 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. –Lk. 6:36 NKJV
  • Have mercy upon me, O God,According to Your lovingkindness;According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,Blot out my transgressions. –Ps. 51:1 NKJV
  • 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;The Lord will give grace and glory;No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. –Ps. 84:11 NKJV
  • 6 For I desire mercy[c] and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. –Hos. 6:6 NKJV
  • 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ –Lk. 18:13 NKJV
  • 10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn. –Zech. 12:10 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That we understand that the veil of the temple was opened by a new and living way through Christ’s sacrifice so we can come confidently before the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in times of need.
  • That because the blood of the Lamb was offered at the Mercy Seat all the promises of God are Yes and Amen in Christ.
  • That God desires and delights in showing mercy towards those who confess and forsake their sins and honor Him and keep His commandments.
  • That mercy triumphs over judgment and are found new every ,
  • That grace is revealed where mercy is made available and there God is able to save to the uttermost those who come to Him by Christ.
  • That we understand the importance of showing mercy in order to receive mercy.
  • That we can pray today with confident assurance knowing that through Christ we have received mercy—(meaning we didn’t receive what we deserved—judgment) and we received grace—(mercy we did receive what we didn’t deserve—grace.)

 

 

  1. GOD’S WILL AND NAME                                

1 John 5:14-15 NKJV

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

 

John 14:13-14 NKJV

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

 

General Direction:  That God’s people learn how to pray according to the will of God in agreement with Holy Spirit’s intercession in us as we are authorized in Jesus’ name; that when we pray and intercede in the will of God as we ask in Jesus’ name, all the promises of God are Yes and Amen and we have access to the supply of riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Scriptures:

  • 21 “Not everyone who says to Me,‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.—Mt. 7:21 NKJV
  • 42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father,[a]if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.” –Mt. 26:42 NKJV
  • 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work. –Jn. 4:34 NKJV
  • 19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. 30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. –Jn. 5:19, 30 NKJV
  • 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow [a]we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; 14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” 16 But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. 17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. –Jam. 4:13-17 NKJV
  • 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. –1 Jn. 2:17 NKJV
  • 10 Teach me to do Your will,For You are my God;Your Spirit is good.Lead me in the land of uprightness. –Ps. 143:10 NKJV
  • I beseech[a] you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your [b]reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. –Rom. 12:1-2 NKJV
  • 6 not with eye service, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, –Eph. 6:6 NKJV
  • 9 (for the fruit of the [a]Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather [b]expose them. 15 See then that you walk [a]circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. –Eph. 5:9-11, 15-17 NKJV
  • 20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you [a]complete in every good work to do His will, working in [b]you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. –Heb. 13:20-21 NKJV
  • 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you[a] will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. –Jn. 15:7, 16 NKJV
  • 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father,keep[a] through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. 12 While I was with them [b]in the world, I kept them in [c]Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is [d]lost except the son of [e]perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. –Jn. 17:11-12 NKJV
  • 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. –Jn. 20:31 NKJV
  • 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. –Phil. 2:9-11 NKJV
  • 11 For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down,My name shall be great among the Gentiles;In every place incense shall be offered to My name,And a pure offering;For My name shall be great among the nations,”Says the Lord of hosts.   14 “But cursed be the deceiver Who has in his flock a male,And takes a vow,But sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished—For I am a great King,”Says the Lord of hosts,“And My name is to be feared among the nations.–Mal. 1:11, 14 NKJV
  • 6 For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given;And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end,Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever.The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. –Is. 9:6-7 NKJV
  • 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” –Acts 3:6 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That God’s people learn how to pray in God’s will and seek agreement with His Word and Holy Spirit intercession on our behalf.
  • That we understand that the Holy Spirit in us helps us to pray in the will of God, searches our hearts and knows what the mind of the Spirit is in order to intercede accordingly. (Rom. 8:26-27)
  • That we learn how to offer ourselves to God as a living sacrifice in order to know the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God in prayer.
  • That God works everything according to His will and purpose, therefore, we need to understand what it means to pray “Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.
  • That Jesus has given us the authorization of His name to access all the promises of God and all the supply of riches in glory through Him.
  • That through the name of Jesus every knee must bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord of all and has given us authority and power to pray and ask in His name to frame worlds and form the kingdom of heaven in earth.
  • That we have absolute confidence and assurance that when we ask anything according to His will in His word in His name we will receive anything we ask!

 

  1. JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS                          

Psalm 89:14-16 NKJV

RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR THRONE;
Mercy and truth go before Your face.

 Blessed are the people WHO KNOW THE JOYFUL SOUND!

…In Your name they rejoice all day long,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.

 

Psalm 85:10-13 NKJV

Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed.

 Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yes, the Lord will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

 

General Direction: That we would understand the courts of heaven are established upon judgments based in justice, righteousness, mercy, and truth; that we have been granted power and authority in prayer to bind and loose things on earth as they are in heaven.

Scriptures:

  • 5 Then he set judges in the land throughout all the fortified cities of Judah, city by city, 6 and said to the judges, “Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the Lord, who is with you [a]in the judgment. 7 Now therefore, let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes.”  9 And he commanded them, saying, “Thus you shall act in the fear of the Lord, faithfully and with a loyal heart: –2 Chron. 19:5-7, 9 NKJV
  • 34 [a]Then Jesus said, “Father,forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots. –Lk. 23:34 NKJV
  • 25 Therefore He is also able to save [a]to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. –Heb. 7:25 NKJV
  • 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. –Rom. 8:31-34 NKJV
  • 59 And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep. –Acts. 7:59-60 NKJV
  • 18 And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not [a]prevail against it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth [b]will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” –Mt. 16:18-19 NKJV
  • 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector.18 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.19 “Again[a] I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” –Mt. 18:17-20 NKJV
  • 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you,up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.  35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother [a]his trespasses.” –Mt. 18:22, 35 NKJV
  • Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. –Heb. 13:8 NKJV
  • 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.—Jam. 1:17 NKJV
  • 12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and [a]complete in all the will of God. –Col. 4:12 NKJV
  • 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them.8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the [a]Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather [b]expose them. 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.–Eph. 5:6-11, 16-17 NKJV
  • 4 And these things we write to you that [a]your joy may be full. 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. –1 Jn. 1:4-7 NKJV
  • 8 He has shown you, O man, what is good;And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly,To love [a]mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? –Mic. 6:8 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That we understand that God’s throne is established on righteousness, justice, and holiness therefore, prayers of the wicked are not heard and prayers involving sin, evil, worldliness or idolatry are unanswered.
  • That we learn to seek to sound of agreement with our Priestly Intercessor in heaven like those in the Upper Room did.
  • That we know that the courts of heaven are established by the judgments that are issued in all goodness, righteousness, and truth; that there is no shadow of turning with the Righteous Judge who is no respecter of persons and is the same yesterday and today and forever.
  • That we comprehend that God is light and truth and in Him there is no falsehood or darkness at all therefore when we do justly, love mercy, and walk in humbly in truth before God we walk in the light as He is in the light.
  • That the Throne of God is a throne of grace or throne of judgment according to who approaches the bench with what requests.
  • That we can rejoice and be confident in approaching God knowing, in Christ, mercy and truth have met together, righteousness and peace has kissed, and truth and righteousness will spring forth and go before the saints when praying.
  • That we have the authority and power to bind and loose things good, righteous, and true on earth as it is in heaven.

 

 

  1. PRAYER AND WARFARE                  

Ephesians 6:12-13, 18 NKJV

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,

against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able

 to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. …praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, 

being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

 

1 Peter 5:8-9a NASB

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 

But resist him, firm in your faith…

 

General Direction:  That we understand the nature of warfare and the place of battle in our praying and intercession; that we are to comprehend that many of our struggles and spiritual combats are not human, but against spiritual forces of darkness; that through our God we shall do valiantly, for we are overcomers, more than conquerors, because the greater One is in us to crush the enemy under our feet.

Scriptures:

  • 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. –2 Cor. 10:3-6 NKJV
  • 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the [a]simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it! –2 Cor. 11:3-4 NKJV
  • 15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.  17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”  21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.” 22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.  24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. –2 Chron. 20:15, 17, 21-22, 24 NKJV
  • 15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. –2 Kgs. 6:15-18 NKJV
  • 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. –Rom. 7:23 NKJV
  • 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. –Rom. 8:31-34 NKJV
  • 45 Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. –1 Sam. 17:45 NKJV
  • 10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. –Rev. 12:10-11 NKJV
  • 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” –Rev. 17:14 NKJV
  • The Lordis my light and my salvation;Whom shall I fear?The Lord is the strength of my life;Of whom shall I be afraid?2 When the wicked came against me To eat[a] up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. 3 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident. 4 One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the [b]beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. –Ps. 27:1-4 NKJV
  • 27 “I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. –Ex. 23:27 NKJV
  • 5 And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify[a] yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” 10 And Joshua said, “By this you shall know that the living God is among you, and that He will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Hivites and the Perizzites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Jebusites: –Jsh. 3:5, 10 NKJV
  • 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”14 So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”15 Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so. –Jsh. 5:13-15 NKJV
  • 5 It shall come to pass, when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, that all the people shall shout with a great shout; then the wall of the city will fall down flat. And the people shall go up every man straight before him.” –Jsh. 6:5 NKJV
  • 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, –Eph. 1:3 NKJV
  • 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, –Eph. 2:6 NKJV
  • 7 Then the Lord said to Gideon, “By the three hundred men who lapped I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand. Let all the other people go, every man to his [a]place.”  nd they cried, “The sword of the Lord and of Gideon!” 21 And every man stood in his place all around the camp; and the whole army ran and cried out and fled. 22 When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the Lord set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to [a]Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath. –Jgs. &:7, 20c-22 NKJV
  • 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. –1 Jn. 3:8 NKJV
  • 4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. –1 Jn. 4:4 NKJV
  • 19 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and [a]simple concerning evil. 20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. –Rom. 16:19-20 NKJV
  • 29 Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. –Mt. 12:29 NKJV

 

Prayer Points:

  • That we understand the necessity of contending for God’s promises in the heavenlies and binding and loosing on earth as it in heaven.
  • That we understand that many of our battles and struggles are not in the human realm of flesh and blood but born from powers, principalities, forces of darkness in this world and spiritual wickedness in heavenly places; others are the warring members in our flesh.
  • That we learn our authority and power in the name, the blood, and the armor of Christ and the word of our testimony to overcome the accuser.
  • That when we stand in prayer and intercession and pray in agreement with God’s will and word and our Advocate praying at the right hand of the Father in heaven that we will prevail and see God ambush the encampments of the enemy and lay siege on the adversary who walks around us to devour us.
  • That we understand that the name of the Lord is a strongtower and we have authority in His name, to bind every strongman and reclaim the things he has stolen, for we are overcomers, more than conquerors, and God will soon Satan under our feet!