18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Today’s Inspiration: In this time and season we have to be sober and vigilant and pray in alignment with God’s will. He always meant best for His children.
A call to watch and pray is urgent. Jesus says we have authority since all authority in heaven and hell is now with Him and is now imparted to his disciples. Matthew 28:18, Matthew 10:1.
With this authority, we will be able to stand our ground against the forces of evil that pull at us. Jesus lived a lifestyle of watching in prayer. Jesus showed his disciples how to fellowship with his FATHER. As we watch and pray, God’s power for miracles and deliverance are released.
Watching prayer is meant to bring deliverance from our enemies through our relationship with God wrought through unceasing prayer. 1 Thessalonians 5:17.
Jesus lived and lives with watching prayer. Our prayer needs to be intimate, inward and verbal. His first words in prayer was thank you Father. This depth of communion inspires worship and brings joy. It was formed out of praise and thanksgiving. We need to pray inspired prayer of the Lord to be effective. When we pray we need the absolute assurance that we receive what we asked and do not doubt. James 1:6.
In resurrecting Lazarus, He tells Martha no matter the hopeless situation, she must believe to see the glory of God in John 11:40. Then He prayed, “Father I thank You that You have heard me. And I know that You always hear me but because of the people who are standing by I said this that they may believe that You send me.” Then He declared the solution by asking Lazarus to come forth. Verse 42 and 43. Likewise when we pray this prayer, we must declare restoration over our situation in Jesus name. We must believe and thank God for victory to stop the enemy’s work for thanksgiving crushed the enemies’ work. Seal the prayer with the blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy spirit. Declare God has already done it. Glorify His name. Boast in the Lord.
Jesus did a prophetic act for the enemy to let go off his grip. Likewise we do the same prayer when situation gets tough and doctor seemed to have no solution. Only Jesus can heal and revive in such a situation.
God be praised always. God will do valiantly.