BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2019.
1 SAMUEL 1: 27-28
KEY VERSE: Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
For God to get a woman that would pray into the world a prophet of the Lord, He had to use a special circumstance – barrenness! Some special circumstances are the call of God for you to become a prayer warrior. Some hard circumstances or challenges in your life are special calls that God has for you to become a warrior.
Look at Hannah, God wanted a prophet for Israel. “Who will pray this prophet to life?” He used the challenge in child-bearing to call up Hannah for that duty. When you get to heaven, you will understand that God raised up some people on earth who prayed in this end-time Holiness Revival Movement. They prayed, and prayed, and prayed for Holiness Movement to come up for the sake of the end time revival.
Is it that God does not want revival in the end-time as to have simply decreed it into existence? He wants it, but He desired prayers to actualize it. Hannah was a righteous woman. This could be deduced from the way her mate maltreated her and her reaction. She did not fight back; she did not abuse her.
God had to give a special circumstance to her to pray Prophet Samuel into life. Her barrenness was because “The Lord had shut up her womb” (1 Samuel 1:5). But, why should God do that to such a righteous woman? God did it because He wanted a prayer warrior that would pray-in a prophet for Israel.
Do you wait for a bad dream before you rise up for prayer? Some people learn how to pray in the night through bad dream. Others learn fasting and prayer when financially hard up or when some debilitating sickness comes over their body. God is saying, “My son, learn earnest prayer through that challenge.
And when you get that challenge over by prayer, you would have developed double prayer confidence for any other challenge that is coming your way. You will be able to boast like the prophet, 'The Lord my God is with me; who is he that is against me? Let Him come up.'”
All you need to receive your healing is faith. The Devil has afflicted many homes with all kinds of sicknesses. Some are experiencing strange spiritual attacks and are under the torment of the enemy. Some are even prevented from marrying because they are tied to spirit husbands or wives. The Lord is saying, “Pray and I will heal you.”
The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much and performs a lot of healing miracles. Rise up in faith and pray for your afflicted brethren and healing will follow. That is the promise of God for you!
Thought for the day:
Some special circumstances are the call of God for you to become a prayer warrior
Song for the day:
O yes He answers prayers
Bible reading for the day:
Ezekiel 43-44; 2 Peter 2
PASTOR PAUL RIKA