THE FIRE OF PRAYER
1 Kings 18:36-38 (38) – Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. (NIV)
Today’s Bible reading reveals the multidimensional nature of prayer. Prayer can be used calmly and could also be adapted in a violent manner to specific issues. Hebrews 12:29 says, “For our God is a consuming fire.” Prophet Elijah understood this dimension of God and the efficacy of prayer and was able to call down fire through it to silence the prophets of Baal. Through the act of prayer, the confidence and knowledge we possess about God can be brought to reality.
There was a lady who mistakenly stepped on the most feared masquerade in town, and she immediately apologised. However, the masquerade, who saw the situation as an opportunity to demonstrate his power, began spitting fire. As he tried to attack, the lady simply said, “In the name of Jesus, let your powers be neutralised.” Suddenly, the fire in the masquerade’s mouth dropped on his body, and he prostrated to beg for mercy. The attacker became the victim!
Beloved, there is power in prayer. The reason behind the persistent attacks may not be unconnected to the ignorance of the potency of prayer and the power of Jesus’ name. Elijah and the lady were able to pray with authority due to their knowledge of God. In the same way, the Word is available to us to grow spiritually and decree fire to pull down every stronghold of the enemy. I urge you to command fire on the environmental forces, sicknesses, marital and career problems, delays and ancestral curses among other issues in your life. You have prevailed!
Hymn: Let the Fire Fall on Me — William J. Henry (1926)
1. Father, please usher me into a profound revelation of You and the power of prayer.
1. Father, insert in me the engine of prayer and fire!
2. Lord Jesus, let every hunter of my life and peace become the hunted.
3. Blank Cheque (Pray as led by the Holy Spirit).
RECEIVE THE BREATH OF THE HOLY GHOST
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