altar of prayer

What Is Prayer Altar?

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altar of prayer

Hi, Jesus loves you.

Prayer is a must if you are to live a victorious life. God is calling people to build prayer altars in their lives. God is looking for a man who will stand in the gap that evil will not befall men. An understanding of what to expect when you rightly build a prayer altar will energize you to do so.

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one – Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV)

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” – Acts 6:4 (NKJV)

So what is prayer altar?

  • It is the altar of testimonies – Those who pray always will have testimony. Prayer is the processing plant for testimony.
  • It is the altar for speed accomplishment – Abraham’s servant enjoyed divine speed after he prayed to God. Rebecca came out and did everything as the servant prayed (Genesis 24:12-27)
  • It is the altar of strength – Men of prayer are men of supernatural strength (Luke 22:40-43)
  • It is the altar of sanctification – The more you look at God in prayer, the more you look like Him. If you keep seeking the face of God in prayer, your desire for sin will disappear. In all probability, the more prayerful you are the more sanctified you become (Luke 9:28-29, Malachi 3:3)
  • It is the altar of possibilities – God is the God of possibilities. When you pray and stay on the altar you will see the glory and get the answers (Jeremiah 32:27, Mark 10:27, Mark 9:23)
  • It is the altar that alters things – It is the control room to press switches for change. Elijah prayed and there was no rain for three years. He prayed again and rain came (James 5:17-18)
  • It is the altar of visions and revelations – Men of prayers are men of visions and revelations. Where these don’t exist, you have confusion and uncertainties (Proverbs29:18, Habakkuk 2:1-2, Acts 10)
  • It is the altar of dominion – it is the winning altar; you have dominion over all, including dominion over sin. It is a set platform to take charge of your day and life in general. Jesus would pray in the night and in the morning have dominion over affairs of the day (Luke 5:15-16, Luke 6:12-13)
  • It is the altar of divine direction – Through prayer you obtain guidance and divine direction. Jesus was never trapped because He was always led and guided by God. It is wisdom to be led than to be delivered (Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 48:17)
  • It is the altar of grace – You obtain favour and mercy at the altar of prayer. Nehemiah prayed for mercy and favour before the King and God granted him. The king released him to go and rebuild the city of Judah (Hebrews 4:16, Nehemiah 1:4-11, Nehemiah 2:1-8)
  • It is the altar of revival – Every revival is birth and sustained at the altar of prayer. When God moves, everything moves (Joel 2:28-32, acts 4:24-31, Acts 5:12-16)

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Obtain God's reward

How To Qualify For God’s Reward

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Obtain God's reward

Hi, Jesus loves you

Many are working for God but seem not to be getting any rewards, what could be the problem? Acceptable service unto God always attracts rewards from God. God owes no man but handsomely rewards anyone who qualifies for it. This post gives a summary of how to obtain God’s reward.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him – Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

Do not look upon me, because I am dark, because the sun has tanned me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards, But my own vineyard I have not kept – Song of Solomon 1:6 (NKJV)

‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me – Matthew 15:8 (NKJV)

It’s one thing to qualify for a reward in the sight of men and another to qualify before the Lord. God, who is the rewarder, knows those who are due for rewards at any point in time; and when your cloud is full, surely your showers of blessing will pour down.

How to obtain God’s reward for serving Him

  1. Do it rightly and acceptably

God rewards you for doing things according to His word and purpose, not according to your own way. When Uzzah tried to steady the ark when the oxen stumbled, God struck him and he died – 2 Samuel 6:6-7. He did a good thing but not the right thing; it was not acceptable before God. Also the lady in Song of Solomon 1:6 was working but not her own work. The work that would fetch her rewards she left undone. There is no pay for unassigned work done.

  1. Do it joyfully

Serve God with joy and gladness of heart; otherwise, instead of rewards you will get sorrows and losses – Deuteronomy 28:47. God loves cheerful givers – 2 Corinthians 9:7. Give your service with joy and cheerfulness and it will be acceptable before God.

  1. Serve with all your heart

God’s reward is for those who serve Him with their heart. Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart – 1 Samuel 16:7. God knows if your heart is not in what you are doing (Matthew 15:8); man may reward you for it but not God. And God’s rewards are far better than man’s rewards.

  1. Serve diligently

God rewards them that diligently seek Him – Hebrews 11:6. When you constantly and earnestly put in effort in doing the will of God, He takes record of it and rewards you greatly in due season. God causes the diligent to stand before kings and not before mean men – Proverbs 22:29 (more…)

What next

Men And Brethren What Shall We Do?

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What next

Hi, Jesus loves you

Knowledge is powerful and its application most profitable. Knowing the impact names have on your life is one thing and doing something about it is another. You have the choice to choose life or death, choose life that you may live. This post stresses the need for you to exercise the power at your disposal to determine how names impact your destiny.

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? – Acts 2:37 (NKJV)

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live – Deuteronomy 30:19 (NKJV)

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves – James 1:22 (NKJV)

When Peter finished preaching to the multitude, they asked him and the other apostles what they should do. Every word of God you hear will only benefit you when you act on it. James charges us in James 1:22, not to be hearers only but also doers of the word. The knowledge of the power of names that you have now has set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; and is encouraging you to choose life that you and your generation may live – Deuteronomy 30:19. Truly, the choice is yours!

What should you do?

  • Prayerfully choose the names you give a person, place or event.

“Any name” is not accepted. You need to seek God’s face before naming a person, place or event. You have the power to put that person, place or event on a pedestal; don’t jeopardize the subject’s destiny. God has a plan and purpose for every individual, place and event He sanctions; a name from Him will give you the summary of this plan and purpose. Impact names are worth the time spent to get them from God.

  • Avoid Events with names detrimental to your destiny

It is pure wisdom not to throw yourself into what will destroy you, no matter what people will say; it is your life and destiny. Everything may be permissible for you, but not all things are helpful or good for you. Everything may be lawful for you, but it is wisdom for you not to become the slave of anything or be brought under its power – 1 Corinthians 6:12.

  • Have negative names changed.

Yes, you couldn’t have stopped your parents from giving you the negative name you are bearing, but now you are grown and know the impact names have on you, what reason will you give for continuing with the name? Change the name and turn the course of your life to God’s glorious path for your life. (more…)

Name today

The Power Of Naming Your Day

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Name today

 

Hi, Jesus loves you.

How would you want your day to be? How you begin a day, to a great deal, determines how it will end. And you being a product of God’s mastermind have the power to stir your day on your desired path with the use of your mouth. What you call your day is what it will answer. This post gives the importance of speaking forth what you want to see every day of your life.

A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips he shall be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit – Proverbs 18:20-21 (NKJV)

Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name – Genesis 2:19 (NKJV)

Naming your every day is the secret of a victorious life in this world.

It is one of the mysteries of earthly dominion. Like Adam, whatever you call your day is what it will bear. It is a statement that gives a glimpse of what your day will be or a prayer that the day should live up to the potential expressed. Calling your day a name establishes your control over the day. You are not leaving it to chance.

You are filled from the produce of your lips and the fruits of your mouth determine how satisfied you will be with your day. Furthermore, death and life are in the power of the tongue and wise use of it will cause you to experience victory, success, good health and prosperity every day of your life – Proverbs 18:20-21. And Jesus said in Luke 21:15 that He would give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist. So, use it and enjoy dominion every day.

Naming your day is prophesying into that day and you will have whatsoever you say – Mark 11:23. This is an instrument of dominion that is often neglected to the detriment of your everyday success in life. You need to name your day, so that God will subdue your enemies and turn His hands against your adversaries – Psalm 81:10-14

What do I prophesy, you may ask?

It is declaring God’s word over your day and making proclamation based on God’s promises. As Ezekiel prophesied as he was commanded by God, the bones came together, bone to his bone, and when breath came into them, they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army – Ezekiel 37:7-10. There was a process as he prophesied but surely something was going on until they emerged as an exceeding great army. Naming your day starts off a process that will eventually culminate into your desired result.

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Naming places and events

God And Names Of Places And Events

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Naming places and events

Hi, Jesus loves you.

What effect does a name of a place or an event have on it? Every place or event has a name, which is either carefully or carelessly thought of and given. As a name influences the life and destiny of the bearer, so also a name influences the happenings in a place or an event which bears it.

Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name – Genesis 2:19 (NKJV)

A name effectively describes a place or an event. It gives a good picture of what to expect from it; it is its name. And like a name on a person, the higher the frequency of its use the greater the effect on the place or event. And God respects and honours whatever name given to it.

God has given man the power and authority to fill and subdue the earth – Genesis 1:28. How you use this power determines what you get. Whatever Adam called each living creature was its name – Genesis 2:19. Whatever you call a place or event is its name.

The name will inevitably directly or indirectly affect people involved with it. Those living or working in a place will be affected by its name and those attending an event will be affected by its name. So, where do you live or work and what events do you attend?

BETHEL

This means house of God and was named by Jacob. The scriptures recorded that indeed people were having encounters with God there. In Genesis 12:7, God appeared to Abraham and promised to give him and his descendants the land where he was, and Abraham built an altar there.

When Jacob (Abraham’s grandson) appeared on that land, God visited him and told him that He would give the land on which he laid to him and his descendants – Genesis 28:13. When Jacob woke up, he declared the place house of God and called it Bethel – Genesis 28:17-18. The name was then transferred to the city which was previously called Luz – Genesis 28:19

When Jacob left Laban and got to Canaan, God asked him to return to Bethel where He originally met with him, and there God reaffirmed His promise to give him and his descendants the land – Genesis 35:1-15

Furthermore, Bethel was the first place where the ark of the covenant of God was set up, and where the priests carried out the sacrifices and inquired of God – Judges 20:18, 26-28

FEAST OF PASSOVER

This is an event named and instituted by God – Exodus 12:1-28. God called it Passover because He was going to pass through the land of Egypt that night and would strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt.

They were to put the blood of the lambs on their houses, so that when He sees the blood He would pass over them; and the plague would not be on them to destroy them when He strikes the land of Egypt. God commanded them to keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout their generations – Exodus 12:12-14. (more…)

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