4 April 2014 by Donna Uning CM –
“I have not found a chapter as powerful in prayer as in Luke 11,” said Ps Julius Suubi at the Effective Fervent Prayer seminar at Blessed Church here in Kuching recently. Ps Suubi was here for Module 3 of the seminar slated for the next day.
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
He talked about the disturbing momentum where people were not allowing the Holy Spirit to arrive in their prayers. In Luke 11, Jesus taught about the Lord’s Prayer, the power of intercession, and spiritual warfare.
“There’s so much revelation of prayer in this chapter; Jesus said to ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened,” he said. “All those are different aspects of prayer.”
He explained asking was for your great desire; seeking talked about the power of consistence in prayer, not just praying once in a while; and knocking was a dimension of spiritual warfare.
“God cannot give us stones or scorpions; God will give what we asked for,” he said adding from the beginning of the chapter, “Out of nowhere, He brings the idea of the Holy Spirit.”
“Jesus was saying the most important person in prayer is the person of the Holy Spirit,” Ps Suubi said. Jesus never said how much more the Heavenly Father gives houses or money if we ask for them. “He says how much more He gives the Holy Spirit if we ask for it.”
“Jesus was saying the most important person in your life for prayer is the Holy Spirit,” he said telling, “Because when you have the Holy Spirit, He will reveal the heart of God.”
“It is your Kingdom right as a child of God to be filled with the Holy Spirit,” he continued. “Tonight, there’s going to be an outpouring if the Holy Spirit and He is going to empower us!”
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
Jesus replied, ‘If anyone loves me, he will obey my teachings.’ Whoever asked for the Holy Spirit will receive the Holy Ghost. Jesus never asked if you want it or not; it was not a casual request.
“It’s having a desire, desperation,” he said. “He wants to see you in the miraculous. He wants to see the transformation of Kuching!”
“God will give the Holy Spirit to those who have the burning desire for Him,” he said.
“On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
“Jesus told them to wait! You shall be baptized by the Holy Ghost!” John the Baptist said to Jesus, ‘I baptized you with water.’ “We need to immerse into the power of the Holy Ghost!” he called.
Nations are in darkness, families are facing challenges and with the GPS and satellites all over the world, no one knows what happened to an airliner. “Nations are experiencing beyond what the mind can handle! That’s why you need to be endued with the power of the Holy Ghost in prayer!” he said.
“You need the power of the Holy Ghost!”
“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.”
For 40 days Jesus appeared to His disciples. There were 120 people praying and waiting upon the Holy Spirit in the upper room. “Corporate prayer is very powerful; corporate prayer is unstoppable!”
“One hundred and twenty people were all praying; their prayer was able to break the heavens. That’s why you need to come to your prayer meetings,” he said adding what made personal altars powerful were the connection with others. “That’s why you need to be connected to the church altar.”
“The church altar is more powerful than personal and family altars; the church altar needs to be connected to the territorial altar,” he said. “Such altars are more powerful than single church altars; there is power in corporate prayer.”
Ps Julius Suubi continued the gathering with prayer for the church. He was in Kuching from March 22-25, 2014 for Module 3 of the Effective Fervent Prayer. Ps Suubi is from Highway of Holiness Ministries International, Nairobi, Kenya. The event was translated into Chinese by Blessed Church’s Ps GT Lim.
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