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7 powerful things you can do when someone slanders you

It is very painful! You may feel a tide of emotions come over you – anger, indignation, a desire to see vindication, pain, sadness, discouragement, and hatred. These emotions are normal. I have shared a few things below that I hope you find helpful. I practised this God-given (Bible-based) strategy when I went through a…

The Prayer of Jesus

We should pray for one another. When praying for our brothers and sisters, we mostly remember their problems or needs. While this is not wrong, it‟s more important to pray for them according to the pattern Jesus used in praying for His disciples. Let us look closely at this prayer in John 17. 1. First…

Do’s and Don’ts of prayer meetings

7+1 Do’s and Don’ts of prayer meetings 1. Be tolerant of other people’s praying style. We have freedom as children of God to pray aloud, in silence, in comprehensible language, tongues… Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? (Romans 2:4) While Jesus was here on earth, he offered prayers…

Hope (Part 1) – Hope that Purifies

THE HOPE THAT PURIFIES What keeps our hearts pure? Part One Blessed are the pure in heart, they shall see God. An unbeliever is blind to the things of God, for these are spiritually discerned or seen. Sadly, there are also many layers of veils covering the believer’s eyes. These veils are the result of…

Feeling Guilty? STOP

I was led to think that guilt was the result of the Church and Christianity telling us we are all going to hell. Guilt is bad, so Christianity must be bad. In the last century or so, within Europe (and the “West”), thanks to an Englishman (Charles Darwin), many were led to believe in a…

Advice about Fasting

2 Chronicles 7:14 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 will heal their land. Some advice about fasting 1. If you have never fasted before, please…

When my mother was diagnosed with Cancer

I still remember the day I was told that my mother was suffering from terminal cancer. It was one of the darkest days of my life. In the weeks preceding that, I had spent many days fasting, praying, and seeking God. During this time the Holy Spirit had given me much revelation about myself –…

Prayers that God detests

1. Prayers by the wicked Proverbs 15:8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. 2. Prayers of the lawless Proverbs 28:9(New Living Translation) God detests the prayers of a person who ignores the law. (e.g. one who does not pay their taxes) 3. Prayers of those…

Why do prayers go unanswered?

A few Biblical reasons for Unanswered payer 1. Unanswered Prayer – When a person repays goodness with evil Psalm 35:12-14 12 They repay me evil for good and leave my soul forlorn. 13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered, 14…

What happens when we pray?

1. Prayer benefits the person who prays – God draws near to us, God chooses us (for His work), He hears us (our petitions), forgives us, strengthens us, directs us, shows us hidden/secret things, upholds our cause, opens our eyes to the spiritual realm, heals us from terminal illness, helps us, does miracles, restores what…

Does prayer change God?

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfil? Malachi 3:6 “I the LORD do not change…” Does prayer change God? …I guess not!

Prayer for Outreach

1. Bind up the strong man (Spiritual Warfare) Matthew 12:29 “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can rob his house.” Evangelism without organised prayer and much fasting is a waste of time…and money. Church leaders who…

Pre-Conditions for Answered Prayer

1. Be cleansed of an Evil Conscience (the Blood) 2. Confess your sins 3. Take on the Armour of God 4. Be Led by the Holy Spirit 5. Forgive anyone who has sinned against you 6. Submit to God 7. Have Faith 8. Imagine your prayers being answered (don’t dwell on failure) 9. Thank God…

How to Pray so that your prayers get answered?

1. Be Disciplined and Show Integrity Daniel 9:23 As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. (Daniel was a man of prayer, a man of integrity, who did not compromise) 2. Believe Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you…

What is Prayer?

1. Prayer is Humility 2. Prayer is a sign of Obedience /Submission 3. Prayer is Waiting (patiently) for God 4. Prayer is an Offensive Weapon for Spiritual War (Caution: This requires Training) 5. Prayer is a Sacrifice God expects ALL of us to DEVOTE ourselves to prayer

Types of Prayer

1 Timothy 2:2 firstof all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. Here Paul makes it clear that prayer is the first thing a Christian should do, before making plans. Christian ministries often…

The Benefits of ‘Waiting’

1. God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. Isaiah 64:4 Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who for him. 2. Prayer restores our Spiritual strength, and renews us within. Isaiah 40:31 (New King…

Why Pray?

Why Pray? 1. God has shut up the heavens – So Pray! 2 Chr. 7:13-14 When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray…