Pastor Chris Oyakhilome:
We should be praying in the spirit ..
The success of the church depends on our consciousness of the spiritual.. The church is a called out nation, people of God.. it’s a nation called to walk in the spirit.. we have a dimension operation.. We are chosen out of the world.. You live and walk in the consciousness of the spirit even though you live in the world..
It’s the calling of every child of God to walk in the realm of the spirit..
The Holy Spirit gives you the language to pray in the spirit..The Holy Spirit comes with a spiritual language for you once he came to live in you ..
You fill your spirit wit the words chosen by him.The more you pray in the spirit , the more you are stronger..
Music without Prayer and walking in the spirit becomes entertainment..
Prayer leads us into praise and worship..
Worship and praise are part of prayer. Prayer a lot of times is a worship..
Evangelist Kate :
Ultimate note.. You have to worship in spirit and truth.. At the place of worship, your spirit is mingled with God.. when you make the ultimate note , things begin to happen, you become another man; You see possibilities in impossibilities.. You can’t worship God without Love because deep calleth unto deep..There is a mingling in the place of worship..All you see is God as you worship.. When the ultimate code is being struck when All you see is God, you are in him and him in you..
Prayer should be a part of your life.. you should always talk to him..Prayer is a relationship.. It’s a relationship of any time, any where and any day..
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome:
Prayer is a product ; an effect of our relationship.. Our expectations in Prayer is based on our relationship with God.. Jesus saw him as a father but the Jews saw him as the God who saved the Israel from Egypt and they knew nothing about him.. When he was raised from the dead; he introduced us to the relationship as said in “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.”
John 20:17 KJV
Having a rich relationship with Holy Spirit..Prayer is privilege.. Get your emotions in prayer.. Eph 5- Once your spirit is opened, you begin to download. Cata lambano is when you receive what you prayed for..Para lambano is when you become what you have received..
There is something behind the voice when we worship and it’s the Holy Spirit..
To cultivate a relationship with the Holy Spirit, it starts with Prayer..
The Holy Spirit is here, he never left ..God never called him back.. The receiving of the Holy Spirit is not from your mind ..
Another of the same kind.. meaning the Holy Spirit would love, lead and take care of you as Jesus did. Exactly like him.. Comforter is not very much expressive of what the Greek word is Alos Paracletos..it’s not a spirit of facts or how you relate it with events.. The spirit of truth here means the spirit of reality, essence..
First thing you need is to be born again to be born into the environment/realm of the Holy Spirit.
There are many things that Satan can’t do..
How focused should we be when praying?? Must I leave everything else and settle on prayer?? How should we be while praying??
It’s important to be focused on prayer.. We should always have a quite time..Take out time, set aside time alone and pray.. You find a quite place and focus.. Empty your mind, don’t let your mind wonder at that time..Just focus on your mind on Prayer..
Every believer should set aside time to pray but Fellowship continues so you pray in the spirit all the time.. There is a special time of Prayer and continued fellowship with God through prayer.. God is a master communicator..
– Prayer is primarily communication..If you love someone, you want to talk to them all time..
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome:
1 Samuel 1:8-16
She prayed in her heart but her lips moved.. She wasn’t just thinking.. Thinking your prayer and praying from the heart isn’t the same..
Verse 13- In the midst of many, you can talk to God.. She wasn’t shouting or screaming her prayer.. It was so powerful..
You have got to have times of prayer..
She had the two time of Prayer..She had a special time of Prayer and also prayed in a way no body heard her ..
it’s important to have both.. when you pray anywhere while doing something he hears you as much as you are praying alone because you are praying from your heart ;he is looking at your heart..
Why you need special times of prayer is that at such a moment it doesn’t mean a seclusion of the physical body but your mind.. You are in your spiritual closet with the lord..
We must learn to carry with us the atmosphere of Prayer.. Prayer is a continuous communication with the father.. It’s an unbreakable fellowship because you live in the atmosphere of the spirit through prayer..The ability to pray while you are doing other things and with people; no one knows what is going on.. A consciousness of who we are and who is with us..
You tune your spirit with God so you can receive from him.. He is a master communicator but we are not so good sometimes to receive from him; But we aren’t master receivers..
We are in the world with lots of distractions so we have to filter all to listen to him.. Our thoughts and emotions are distracted..
You listen to him when you are in a state of prayer alone.. Our physical body must be relaxed.. No tension in the mind or body that’s why you need To be alone with God.,You receive those signals from God that you can’t receive with so much noise and distractions..
Look at men and women of faith.. we can copy them like Abraham,Isaac &Jacob , how they walked with God.. God recognized with them.. God made Moses a worthy example..
3 points in Changing circumstances through Prayer:
we can be effective in our lives and make things change..
1. Job 42:10- Job situation changed when he prayed for his friends.. Have you thought about praying for those who did wrong or bad against him?? Praying for your friends? Those who misjudged you, misinterpreted you? You can get the same result Job had..
2. Acts 16:25-31..Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises… They must have prayed in the Holy Ghost that’s why what they prayed about were not recorded..You should pray instead of worry.. Refuse to worry.. Nothing should make you worry, you choose to worry .. it’s not your divine responsibility to worry ..Worrying is poisonous to the human spirit.. cast your care upon him for he cares for you.. God doesn’t want you to worry.. Be anxious for nothing .. Have no anxiety for anything but with Prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,let your request be made known to God..
What is happening in your life shouldn’t be your God, it shouldn’t decide the state of your mind.. Don’t serve your emotions or situations that idolatry . Serve the living God..You have too much information to not be worried; too much of God’s word in your system..
The word of God is where peace is , joy is..
No matter what happens , count it all joy..You aren’t a victim.. when trouble strikes, promotion is looming..
3. 2 Chron 14:1- 13 ..One of the most inspiring stories of the Bible.
God can give you rest in your job,life..Rest comes from God..
It doesn’t matter what the problem is.. God changes things in the place of prayer..
There is a consistency in the Bible about how God responds to prayer.. He is a God that answers prayers.. don’t give up or give in..
Our God hears and answers prayers that’s our confidence..