For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11
Last week I ended my article on birthing your divine purpose by saying that ”As Christians birthing your divine purpose means reclaiming God’s original intention for creating humanity which is conformity to the image of Christ-Finding your true and authentic self. Your true life is hid in Christ with God” This is true, because when we understand purpose we are better equipped to fight strategically. Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. Principalities define culture; develop philosophies and standards for living. We wrestle with this opposing culture that seeks to elevate mankind above God. Birthing is the process of delivering a child with the assistance of a Mid-Wife. We birth through prayer and intercession; we birth through meditation in the word.
My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you.Galatians 4:19
Here, Apostle Paul was teaching us about the purpose of prayer. Prayer is to birth Christ in us. When you got saved, a divine seed was injected into your spiritual womb and the responsibility to nurture and grow it was handed over to you. The real, authentic you is not what you see while looking at the mirror, your true life is hid in Christ with God according to Colossians 3:3. We have been called into a life-long adventure of discovery. There is a fierce battle over your life. Satan is actively working to frustrate your progress and advancement towards becoming like Christ. We must not be unaware of his tactics. He wields such tremendous power and influence that an angel from his kingdom withstood the angel of the Lord for twenty one days, disallowing him from delivering a message to Daniel. We must not underestimate satanic powers. Jesus knew this fact all too well that was why he depended on God for every step he took. He did nothing without the leadership of the Father.
Who, in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death, and was heard because of His godly fear.Hebrews 5:7
This was why he could go through the cross. He knew that it is not within the ability of man to direct his own course. God holds the supreme authority to change and transform us. The essence of the grace is that it enables s to deny ungodliness and worldly lust, thus, empowering us to live lives that glorify the Father. To birth effectively, we need the Holy Spirit. He is our teacher and guide to navigating the path of righteousness. By ourselves, we achieve nothing; only through our honest submission to the governing influence of the Spirit can we make advance on our journey towards sonship.
It is the effectual, sustained prayers that make tremendous power available to us. It dispels darkness, deal with negative motives and intentions. When we engage in prayer, the Holy Ghost who is the mid-wife begins to shed light upon our blindness, bringing the spirit of revelation and increasing faith. Discernment is heightened and we acquire sound judgment. When we pray, revival breaks out, global awakening is ushered. Hatred against God is dealt with and people begin to love God and respond to him. Personal agendas are thrown away and God visits individuals, families, churches and nations with mercy.
Great liberties take place, the miraculous breaks forth, human personalities are overshadowed. God is seeking for lovers of his face, for thirsty hearts and consecrated vessels. He wants to pour Himself into human vessels anticipating his coming. For out of us shall flow rivers of living waters. Like the homecoming of the sea turtle, we must desire the invisible but irresistible pull to the place of oneness with Yeshua. It is time to enter our closet and be alone with the king of our hearts to experience the pleasures of his right hand and the unspeakable joy that comes from his presence.
Prayer is the place of dying, is the birthing room of holy things, it is where we receive strength to lay hold on eternal life and it Is the birthplace of intimacy. In prayer we get lost in the divine romance; in his awesome presence, we become unafraid of our vulnerability, we exchange our weaknesses for his ability; we can pour and bear our hearts to him, confess our fears, our failures, and our dissatisfaction to him.
Have you been struggling lately? Is your world crumbling? Have you been told by your doctors that “it is over” Are you experiencing the pull of sin? Is it becoming increasingly difficult to study the bible? Run to Him; entreat his favour and do not hold back those precious tears from your beloved. Job made this declaration
“I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.Job 42:2
The prayer of the righteous is a delight to God. He specializes in easing our burdens. God is pouring out the spirit of grace and supplication. He is re enacting the Pentecost and baptizing his holy ones with fire again. He wants to strip you of the filthy garment of shame. There is coming upon you tremendous release of power and authority to make giant strides. You are in the season of open heaven, access is given. Come into alignment with his divine will. God wants to purge you and make you a ruler in the spirit.
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”Jeremiah 1:10
Prayer enables us to fight the good fight of faith, It helps retain truth in our heart and it fosters intimacy with God. When we retain truth within, we are able to internalize the word through meditation. Prayer breathes fearlessness, making us bold and courageous. Prayer releases the power of God,