I was praying yesterday and I blurted out some words that made me start thinking about what I was actually saying! You know like, “where did that come from?”.
It was a personal prayer about this and that. Just having fellowship with my Father and then I was led to touch on some other stuff, which led to this prayer:
Father every structure that has been put in place by the devil in and around the hearts of men and women, around and in the body of believers that is mitigating against your plan and purpose to bring in much more people into the sheepfold, let such structure be destroyed today in Jesus mighty name. You stated in Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Whatever is not of you in and around me, and all must come down Lord!
Like the wall of Jericho fell down flat – Joshua 6:20, Hebrew 11:30, Oh Lord, every invincible barrier mounted to keep as many as you have called to possess the gift of Salvation, may those walls fall down flat in Jesus name. Every wall, every barrier standing between your breakthrough in all areas of your life must come down in Jesus mighty name.
Every plant that you have not planted in and around your body, the body of believers, Father Lord, let it be uprooted in Jesus name.
Then I thought about what I was saying and realized that, while men slept, the enemy came in and sowed tares Matthew 13:24-30. Tares of disharmony, hatred, greed, pride, anger, jealousy, envy, distrust, suspicion, confusion, and all sort of evil, so much so that in order to “protect ourselves” we think, that is, maintain the status quo, we build walls to take charge, to be in control, thereby relegating the Holy Spirit to the back bench of our life. We go ahead many times, ignore and sideline the Will of the Father many a time.
Every tare, every error, lies – deception of the enemy, sown into my life, family, local assembly, denomination and the entire Church of the living God, be uprooted in Jesus name. Holy Spirit have your way, take the rein of my life, our life, family, Church, move like never before in Jesus name. Let thy kingdom come Oh Lord!
There are so many tares in your life and mine if we want to be honest about it. There is stuff that we would rather do without that is holding on, weighing down, hindering, limiting our highest self in living and breathing Christ. Many are destined to be an evangelist, pastors, missionary, God’s battle ax, but are unable to reach even their own family for Christ this moment. Why so? Why? While we were unaware, thinking we had everything under control, reined in, the enemy planted trees, shrubs, and the likes to distract us and ruin our testimony.
Will you go to the Lord in prayer today and ask Jesus to step in and touch every area of your life? Ask for forgiveness! Forgiveness of thinking you can hold the rein and be led by the Holy Spirit.
Lord Jesus forgive me and my friends for every form of unrighteousness in our thoughts, words, and actions, in what we have done and those we have failed to do. Please, Lord, we welcome you into our hearts, our lives, have your way in us. Take the rein Father, and lead us to do that which is of your great pleasure we pray in Jesus mighty name. Thank you, Lord, for answers for we know you have heard our sincere cry for help. Be magnified Oh Lord.
Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!