THE YEAR OF THE MANIFESTATION OF DIVINE HELP
Psalms 46:1 1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells.
(Its water is living water; which quickens dead sinners, revives drooping saints, secures from the second death, and gives eternal life; it makes all fruitful about it, or that are planted by it;)
Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Deuteronomy 28:11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 28:12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
7 Kingdom Keys for Manifestation of the Divine Help:
1. The Fear of the Lord – Isaiah 33:6-7
The fear of the Lord is a Treasure
Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship.
1 Peter 1:15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do;
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
The only thing Jesus Disciples asked for among all things was for Jesus to teach them how to pray.
Luke 11:1 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”
1 John 5:15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Judges 13:8 Then Manoah prayed to the Lord: “Pardon your servant, Lord. I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.”
2 Chronicles 20:3-4 3 Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him.
Matthew 17:21 However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
(I am surprised that this verse was skipped in the NIV, the devil is always trying to make us weak Christians. THE DEVIL IS A LIAR.
WE FAST BECAUSE JESUS FASTED AND HE TOLD US TO FAST. IT WORKS, NO WONDER PEOPLE DONT TALK ABOUT IT.
Matt 4:2-3 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
Matt 6:16-18 16 “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. 17 But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
Isaiah 58: A must read
4. The word of God:
God’s Word: - God is too faithful to His word that He will Never break it. When God speaks it becomes law
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Psalm 119:169 Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy Word.
Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night.
Luke 4:4 It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God.
Isaiah 55:11-12 11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 12 “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word that ye may grow thereby.
Psalm 119:18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Psalm 119:97-104 97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. 98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. 100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. 101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word. 102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me. 103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! 104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
Psalm 119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Psalm 119:144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live.
Psalm 119:109-112 109 Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. 110 The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts. 111 Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. 112 My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
5. Love: 1 Corinthians 13
1 Corinthians 13:8-13 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
6. Faith: Hebrews 11:1, 6 (Hebrews 11; Romans 10:17)
7. Attitude (Strive for excellence and having a positive attitude in all things)
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Psalm 45:7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;
Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.
1 Peter 3:13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 16:19 And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Different Types of Divine Manifestation
a. Divine Connectors
b. Divine enablers
c. Divine facilitators
d. Destiny Helpers
e. Divine Protection
f. Divine Restoration
g. Divine Expansion
i. Angelic Visitations in Jesus name
j. The Holy Spirit
k. Divine Immunity
l. Divine Health
m. Divine acceleration
n. Divine Intervention
o. Divine authority
p. Divine Favour
q. Divine Increase
s. Divine Wealth
t. Divine Love
u. Divine Authority
w. Divine presence
x. Divine assistance
y. Dominion and authority
z. Divine Recoveries. You shall not be disappointed
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalms 121: 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Hebrews 9:11-15 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Numbers 6:25-26 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
Joel 1:13-14 - 13 Put on sackcloth, you priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your God. 14 Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.
1 If the Lord had not been on our side let Israel say— 2 if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us, 3 they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us; 4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, 5 the raging waters would have swept us away. 6 Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their teeth. 7 We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Repentance and Sanctification:
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Acts 3:19 Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out,
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Acts 17:30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
Surrendering to God:
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Exodus 33:13-14; 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.” 14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Psalms 103:7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel:
This difference is illustrated in the lives of the children of Israel as compared to Moses. For 40 years the Israelites witnessed the miracles God performed. They walked across the dry Red Sea just as Moses did. They ate the manna and quail from heaven even as Moses did. However, they were content to receive God's provision without ever knowing God Himself. Moses saw beyond the provision of God to the person of God. Moses wanted to experience more than just His acts, His provision. He wanted to experience God Himself, not just God's activity. Have you come to know God more personally as a result of your experiences with Him?
Are you satisfied with merely knowing the acts of God, or do you also want to know His ways? There is a difference.
Pray for relationship with God, Divine strength and revelation
Philippians 3:13-14 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Teaching on Prayer (Repeated)
Praying is by far the most powerful and wisest thing you can do for yourself, your loved ones and anyone around you. Prayer moves the hands and heart of God. He desires your love, your time, your attention and your fellowship.
Prayers are similar to tools. They enable us to do work with God. Just as there are many different kinds of tools, so there are many varieties of prayers. Identifying the different spiritual tools that God has given us to work with is essential before we can select the right one and use it to serve a particular function.
In the Bible we read of people asking God for information on a wide variety of subjects, as wide as their interests. For example, one of the psalmists, probably David, asked God why the nations were in turmoil (Ps. 2:1). Joshua asked God why He had brought the Israelites across the Jordan River miraculously only to allow them to fall before their enemies (Josh. 7:7-9). David often asked God if he should take a particular course of military action (2 Sam. 2:1, etc.). Job pled with God to identify his sin, sin that he could not identify himself (Job. 7:11-21). One of the psalmists wanted to know why God would not respond to his prayers when everything around him seemed to be falling apart (Ps. 10:1-2). The Apostle Paul asked God who the Person was who appeared to him on the Damascus Road (Acts 9:5). These are some types of questions that biblical characters asked God in prayer.
What is Prayer?
If God already knows our needs, why do we need to pray? If we don’t understand the five purposes of prayer we probably won’t be motivated to pray.
God won’t automatically do everything for us. Instead, He has given us a tool to use, which is prayer. Prayer is a privilege God gives us where He lets us participate in His will being accomplished on earth (Matt. 6:10).
However, if we don’t use the “prayer Tool” the door will remained closed for some of God’s blessings.
In fact prayer is a two-way channel by which God and man communicate with each other. Communication is very vital for any relationship that is to pass the test of time. Through prayers Christians relate their minds, feelings, emotions, desires and inadequacies, while God communicates answers, assurance and His supremacy to the believers. Prayer and the word of God make us spiritual grown ups.
We should develop the culture of being devotional. Develop a personal prayer life as a Christian.
A Prayerless and worship less Christian is a powerless Christian. Prayerful Christians are great achievers. Anything that you don't pray for as a Christian you will have complications and difficult to conquer. Even Church issues are dealt with and are resolved in and by prayer. Revival will only come when churches together with their leaders go on their knees. Time and again we should be able to combine prayers with fasting. King David wrote that he “humbled [him]self with fasting” (Psalms 35:13). James tells us, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). Paul says Pray without ceasing (1 Thes 5:17). Prayer is mandatory. Constant prayers and occasional fasting help us to witness and encounter great breakthroughs, miracles and visitations.
Fasting is a means of getting our minds back on the reality that we are not self-sufficient. Fasting helps us realize just how vulnerable, insufficient, inadequate and how ineffective we are without God's intervention. Fasting effectively helps us to focus and rely on God for the supernatural strength, provision, and wisdom that we need.
Prayer is connecting our heart to God’s heart.
Prayer is having a heart-to-talk with God, letting Him know what’s on our heart. “Pour out your heart before Him.” (Psalm 62:8). Our closeness to God can be measured by how much we talk to Him when we’re NOT at church.
James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” “Drawing near” isn’t referring to distance because God is inside us. It’s talking about drawing nearer in our hearts.
Jesus said the Pharisees honoured God with their lips, but their hearts were far away (Matt. 15:8).
They missed the primary purpose of prayer—to develop a relationship with God.
James 4:2 tells us “you do not have because you do not ask.” To say it another way, if we don’t use the tool of a key the door won’t open. God can change our circumstances if we will use the tool of prayer and call out to Him for help.
Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, was threatening to conquer Jerusalem. King Hezekiah knew he would be defeated unless God stopped Sennacherib. Hezekiah prayed that God would deliver Jerusalem from the Assyrian army. God answered him, “Because you have prayed to Me about Sennacherib king of Assyria, I have heard you” (2 Kings 19:20). God came to his rescue because he prayed. If the king hadn’t prayed Jerusalem would have been destroyed. Prayer brought something to pass on earth that would not have happened if he hadn’t prayed.
Prayer can make a difference in what happens in your life.
“The effectual fervent (desperate) prayer of a righteous person avails much” (James 5:16). When we pray out of desperation we touch God’s heart and catch His ear. Our prayers show Him how desperately we want something. As Jesus passed through Jericho, two blind men sitting by the road cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us!” (Matt. 20:30). Even though a huge crowd surrounded Him, Jesus stopped when heard their cries for help. He then answered their request and healed them.
On another occasion, a woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years touched the hem of His garment. While a large crowd was touching Him, Jesus felt power leave Him and she was healed (Mark 5:24-34). What was different about her touch than the others touching Him? She was desperate for a miracle.
Prayer is the way we release our burdens to God. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7).
How to Pray
When we pray correctly, we transfer our burdens and problems into the Father’s hands. If you are still burdened down after you have prayed; you never let go of your problems! When we’ve truly prayed, we’ve released our concerns into the Lord’s hands and we let Him carry the load.
He told us to pray for our enemies because our prayer releases the Holy Spirit to convict them of their sins and bring them to true repentance.
Remember, some things will not happen unless we pray. We don’t typically like to pray for those who mistreat us, but if we will pray for the Holy Spirit to convict them we might see some surprising results.
1. Prayer of Faith – Also known as the prayer of petition, this prayer is used when making requests for our personal needs. The key to this prayer is receiving the answer by faith when we pray. This is the prayer Jesus taught in Mark 11:24 and Matthew 21:22. It’s the prayer that changes things!
2. Prayer of Consecration – Also referred to as the prayer of dedication and submission. This is the prayer Jesus offered before going to the cross (Luke 22:42). This prayer is often misused. We should only pray, “if it be they will” when we don’t know God’s specific plan for our lives.
3. The Prayer of Commitment This prayer is also called the prayer of casting your cares on the Lord or "the stress relieving" prayer. This prayer is based on I Peter 5:7, "casting the whole of your care (all of your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all)." God wants us to live a carefree life. (See also Philippians 4:6)
4. The Prayer of Praise and Worship This prayer allows us to express our love and devotion to the Lord. This prayer does not petition God, but is a simple act of faith expressed in praise and worship to God. This is the prayer we use to approach God's presence. "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise" (Psalm 100:4 5).
5. The Prayer of Agreement This is a prayer you pray with another person to petition God. The success of this prayer is based on two people being in complete agreement and faith This prayer allows you to join faith with someone when asking God for something and is able to release multiplied power! (Matthew 18:18 20, Deuteronomy 32:30)
6. United Prayer This prayer is sometimes referred to as "group prayer" or "corporate prayer," based on Acts 4:2324. This type of prayer is often used in the local church and in Christian gatherings. Great power for the miraculous is released through unity of spirit and singleness of mind. (See Acts 5:12, 12:512)
7. The Prayer of Supplication This prayer is mentioned when Christians pray for other believers. Paul refers to supplication and intercession in his letter to Timothy, a young pastor, exhorting him and the church to pray for others. (See 1 Timothy 2:1) This kind of prayer is not a mere casual request, but a deep urgent petition to God on behalf of other believers. (See also 1 John 5:16)
8. The Prayer of Intercession Similar to supplication, intercession is offered on behalf of the lost, unbelievers or the backslider. By definition, intercession means, "to stand in the gap for someone" (Ezekiel 22:30). We mediate or plead on behalf of others who cannot reach out to God on their own. See examples of Moses (Exodus 32:914) and Abraham (Genesis 18:1633).
Intercession is prayer that pleads with God for your needs and the needs of others. It is standing in the gap, standing on behalf of, people, families, churches, nation(s) etc. But it is also much more than that. Intercession involves taking hold of God's will and refusing to let go until His will comes to pass. Intercession is warfare -- the key to God's battle plan for our lives. But the battleground is not of this earth. The Bible says, "We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and spiritual powers in the heavens above" (Eph. 6:12). Intercessory prayer takes place in this spiritual world where the battles for our own lives, our families, our friends and our nation are won or lost. An intercessor is a person who by calling or by nature chooses to be a mediator, praying on behalf of those who cannot intervene for themselves. Intercessors make requests, urge, plead, beg, counsel, discuss,risk, sacrifice and make war on issues relating to families, marriages, churches, countries , tribes, cities, continents etc thus they have an impact on the final outcomes of everything. And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none Ezek 22:30-3
9. Praying In Tongues The Bible sometimes refers to this kind of prayer as "praying in the Spirit," "supplication in the Spirit" or "praying with the Spirit" (1 Cor 14:2, 1415; Eph 6:18). In this kind of prayer, it is the human spirit that prays, empowered by the Holy Spirit. This prayer is not based on mental knowledge, but involves yielding to the Spirit to allow Him to pray His perfect will through us for the situation.
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