EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28TH, 2021
TEXT: JAMES 5:14-18
14) Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
15) And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
16) Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
17) Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.
18) And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
KEY VERSE: JAMES 5:17
Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed
earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and
There are essentially three components that make up the working formula for an answered prayer. Let us examine them.
1.) Pray in the Name of Jesus (John 14:12-14). Only the name of Jesus carries authority and approval to receive answer to prayers made to God. There is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. In the name of Jesus every knee must bow, including Satan, demons, witches and wizards, marine agents and all powers of darkness. The name carries such power that Satan and his agents fear and dare not mention it in their kingdom.
2.) Pray in Righteousness (Proverbs 15:29). Make sure you are living by the word in your personal life, in your marital life and in your family life. Make sure you are living by the word in your business life and in your academic life. Then you can ask because you belong to God and you are a child of God. When righteous Daniel was about to be thrown into the lions' den, he prayed and asked God to seal up the mouth of the lions and it was so. Yes, God can do anything for you that will give Him glory and bring you joy.
3.) Pray in Faith, With Confidence (James 1:6). Faith gives our prayer power and effectiveness. Ask God with total trust, with total reliance. Ask and wait for the answer. Ask and wait like a man who goes into a shop and places an order. After placing the order, he waits with high expectation because he knows his order is being attended to. So, ask and wait with expectation. Refuse to doubt. Keep asking until you are fully assured that it shall come to pass, as the Lord has said.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The prayer of the righteous man avails much.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Prayer is the key, prayer is the key….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 53-55; Acts 27:26-44
PASTOR PAUL RIKA