Aug 30, 2017

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Engaging The Power Of God Through The Altar Of Prayer

Engaging The Power Of God Through The Altar Of Prayer


Do you desire to see the power of God manifested in your life? God releases His power to whosoever is able to tap into it. The power of God makes a great difference between success and failure. This post declares altar of prayer as an altar for engaging the power of God.

And it came to pass, at the  time  of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near and said, “ LORD  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that  I have done all these things at Your word. Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench – I Kings 18:36, 38 (NKJV).

And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD and wept in anguish. For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him – I Samuel 1:10, 27 (NKJV).

Many Christians shy away from praying yet it is a channel for tapping into the power of God. Prayer gets you on the same frequency with God Almighty, grants you audience with the Lord and gives you the opportunity to make your request known unto Him (Philippians 4:6). The scripture says ask and it will be given to you (Matthew 7:7), and it is in prayer that you ask and receive.

The power of God subdues the enemy and so you need it to subdue the enemy. It is said that a prayer-less Christian is a powerless Christian. In prayer, you are empowered to enforce the will of God in your life and you provoke the intervention of heaven on your behalf.

Any Christian who is not interested in much prayers is not interested in seeing much of God’s power in his life. The more you pray the more you are exposed to the Lord’s power in manifestation. Your desired change will come via the altar of prayer.

Elijah had a contest of power with the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18:20-40. The prophets of Baal called on their god and he answered them not, but when Elijah called on God, He released His tremendous power that did the impossible: fire licking up the water that ran around the altar and filled up the trench. A man or woman of prayer engages the power of God to do the impossible, for with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).

Hannah engaged the altar of prayer and the power of God destroyed barrenness in her life, every shame and reproach was rolled away (1 Samuel 1: 1-28). She went up yearly to Shiloh, but this particular year she engaged the altar of prayer and her situation changed.

In conclusion, whatever you are going through now may still be there because you have not engaged the power of God through the altar of prayers. Put aside all excuses today and engage it, pray according to the Lord’s will (1 John 5:14-15) and the power of God will be made manifest in your life, giving you a turnaround testimony.

Ngozi Nwoke
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  1. Please Lord teach me to pray, when I don’t know what to pray for.
    I need the wisdom of Solomon and Samuel, to be of right need to my city, and family. I ask for guidance in business.
    I thank you.
    Your obedient child,

    • Amen!
      Thanks Leurhman for your comment.
      God bless you.

      • I want to thank G-d for another of His miracles. Had G-d not intervene, my day would have started off with me spending a large amount of money to correct a mistake I had made. It’s 10AM here in Columbus, I was about to leave home, when I heard clearly, CHECK AGAIN. I did and all is well. I love what the Lord can do early in the mourning. I Thank YOU LORD once again.
        Your Child,
        Sgt Lee

  2. peter Mumo says:

    The sermon is very relevant but many times many Christians take prayers for granted. When one is not connected to a God he/she finds prayers monotonous.It is challenging to talk God who is just there, one is not sure whether He is listening or not.But the truth of the matter is that God listens and hears us and answers us.God also talks to us.One time I was traveling in public transport and twice I heard a voice reminding to pray but I postponed the prayers to the last leg of the journey.In the mid of the journey as I was changing vehicles I crossed the road on a section forbidden for public crossing and I was arrested taken to court and fined.If I had heeded the voice telling to pray I would have avoided the predicament.

    • O!It is well.
      Thanks Peter for sharing your experience with us.
      May God help us to promptly heed to His voice in Jesus name.
      God bless you.

  3. Thank God for this exposition on prayer. May God’s wisdom upon your life increase.

  4. Sebastian says:

    powerful sermon

  5. Thank you very much for these insights. I am so blessed. I’m from Namibia. I started a ministry in the informal area. I was looking for information on altar and your insightful insight helped me.

  6. Harriet Sakala says:

    I am blessed with the message.


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