Doug Vermeulen en Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world 26/11/2016 · 5 min de lectura · +100

PRAYER MEETING

PRAYER MEETING

Jesus said:

But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:

for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 9:13 [1898 Young’s Literal translation]


Having experienced mercy it will be our joy to do the spiritual sacrifices.


PRAYER MEETING

MEAL:- GRAIN OFFERING

FEAST OF PENTECOST MEETING

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

Hebrews 13:16.


This meeting manifests the life of the Body of Christ.

In a PRAYER meeting we need people to be the mouthpiece of the Holy Spirit: -

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

Romans 8:26 27. [New international Version]


When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptised into the name of the Lord Jesus.

Acts 8:15. [New international Version]


But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.

Jude 20. [New international Version]


`Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty.

Zechariah 4:6. [New international Version]


After they prayed, the place where they meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

Acts 4:31. [New international Version]


For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit ...

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:17, 15:13. [New international Version]


This meeting is best guided by somebody in the prophetic anointing and ministry, and whose flow is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.


The meal: grain offering sacrifice is voluntary, and the New Testament equivalent is the giving of our possessions.


In Leviticus 2 we find the grain offering which is bloodless. Some of the offering goes to the priests for their offering.


There are different kinds of gifts, but the same spirit. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.

Now to each one the manifestation of The Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another the ability to speak in different tongues, and still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11. [New international Version]


- In this offering the fine flour in different forms is represented by giving of our money, time, service, etc.

Raw flour = `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

Matthew 25:40. [New international Version]


Unleavened cakes =....., if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously...

Romans 12:8. [New international Version]


Roasted grain =..... I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied ... They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:18, 19. [New international Version]


-> * Not too much speaking, things to be prayed for should be mentioned and explained, but it is not a time for messages.

-> * If it has not been prayed for at home, do not bring it out to deceive the brethren. Any matter, which has not been prayed for at home, shows neither need nor worth for prayer. This is a principle, a law.

-> * God hears personal prayers, but corporate prayers [i.e. two or more] are heard even more.

-> * Let us ask God to give us words to express our burden in prayer. Ask Him to raise up one among us who can express God's thoughts.

-> * For helping to solve personal problems.

-> * Learning to live together.

-> * Learn to communicate with God and man

* Pray until, and continue until, the burden is lifted; then the work is done.

and they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the bread, and the prayers.

and they having heard, with one accord did lift up the voice unto God, and said, `Lord, thou art God, who didst make the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all that are in them,

And they having prayed, the place was shaken in which they were gathered together, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and were speaking the word of God with freedom

Peter, therefore, indeed, was kept in the prison, and fervent prayer was being made by the assembly unto God for him,

Acts 2:42, 4:24, 31, 12:5. 1898 Young’s Literal Translation]

Our prayers are heard if: -

2 Chronicles 7:12 – 15 [New international Version]

the Lord appeared to him at night and said: "I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.” When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there."


Psalm 4:3 [New international Version]

Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to him.


Psalm 20:6 [New international Version]

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.


Psalm 145:19 [New international Version]

He fulfils the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.


Isaiah 41:17 [New international Version]

The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them.


Isaiah 58:6 – 9 [New international Version]

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter - when you see the naked to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.


Zechariah 13:9 [New international Version]

This third I will bring into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, `They are my people,' and they will say, `The Lord is our God.'


Hebrews 3:7 [New international Version]

So, as the Holy Spirit says: "Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert ...


Our prayers are not heard if: -

Psalm 66:18 [New international Version]

If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.

Proverbs 15:8 [New international Version]

The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

Proverbs 15:29 [New international Version]

The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 28:9 [New international Version]

If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable.

Isaiah 1:11 – 19 [New international Version]

"The multitude of your sacrifices - what are they to me?" says the Lord. "I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. When you come to meet with me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts? Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations - I cannot bear your evil assemblies. Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates.

They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them. When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

"Come now, let us reason together," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land...

Zechariah 7:13 [New international Version]

"When I called, they did not listen, so when they called, I would not listen,' says the Lord Almighty.

John 9:31

We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly man who does his will.

James 4:2, 3 [New international Version]

You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask you do not receive, because you ask with the wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

1 Peter 3:7 [New international Version]

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.


THERE SHOULD BE SOME TIME GIVEN TO MAKE RIGHT WITH THE LORD; WITH REGARD TO THE SCRIPTURES THAT HAVE BEEN READ. WE NEED TO SEARCH OUR HEARTS TO SEE IF WE HAVE ENTERED INTO JUDGEMENT ON ANY OF THESE ISSUES, THUS CAUSING UNFORGIVENESS.

TO HAVE, AND RECEIVE FORGIVENESS [AND INCLUDING FORGIVING OURSELVES] WE NEED TO REMOVE THE DECISION TO JUDGE, OTHERWISE WE BRING JUDGEMENT UPON OURSELVES.


I will deal with them according to their conduct, and by their own standards I will judge them.

Ezekiel 7:27. [New international Version]


An understanding of faith is necessary for effective prayer and so we look at the following:

FAITH

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1 [New international Version]

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the sign that the things

not seen are true.

Hebrews 11:1 [Bible basic English Version]


There are four basic steps to the process of incubation of your faith: -

*1* First, to use your faith you must be able to envision a clear-cut objective - a specific request, a definite objective, with a clear cut goal; a well-defined purpose.

Have no cares; but in everything with prayer and praise put your requests

before God.

Philippians 4:6 [Bible basic English Version]


*2* Second, if you have a vibrant picture, you should have a burning desire, a deep concern for those objectives.

I have knowledge of your works, that you are not cold or warm: it would be better if you

were cold or warm.

So because you are not one thing or the other, I will have no more to do with you.

Revelation 3:15 ,16 [Bible basic English Version]


*3* Third, you must have the essence or reassurance When you have a clear goal, and you have this burning desire in your heart, then you should kneel down and pray until you have release in your spirit; the essence the reassurance the title-deed, you will be at peace because you know you own it.


And in the same way the Spirit is a help to our feeble hearts: for we are not able to make

prayer to God in the right way; but the Spirit puts our desires into words which are not in

our power to say;

And he who is the searcher of hearts has knowledge of the mind of the Spirit, because

he is making prayers for the saints in agreement with the mind of God.

Romans 8:26, 27 [Bible basic English Version]


And be made new in the spirit of your mind,

What then? let my prayer be from the spirit, and equally from the mind; let my song be

from the spirit, and equally from mind.

Ephesians 4:23, 1 Corinthians 14:15,


*4*Fourth, you should show evidence of your faith - by speaking the Word forth. The bible says God raised the dead; that means that God performs miracles. Get a clear-cut goal and objective. Have a desire that burns to the boiling point, and then pray until you have the substance, the assurance. Then begin to speak the Word about what you have been given assurance.

So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void - without producing any effect, useless - but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing in which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:11. [New international Version]

[The above paragraphs adapted from & with acknowledgements to Yonggi Cho’s “The Fourth Dimension” (Logos International, Plainfield, N.J. 07060)]


The Prophet should have major input into this area in terms of equipping the saints to do the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body (the church).

See 1 Corinthians 12, 13, 14. Read and internalise Romans 12:4 - 8.

READ AND INTERNALIZE ROMANS 7:4 TO 8:39


The charts below show how most effectively to deal with prayer requests and results to establish the answers to prayer.

"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

Hebrews 13:16. [New international Version]

In Leviticus 2 we find the grain offering which is bloodless. This sacrifice is voluntary and the New testament equivalent is the giving of ourselves, as God has set the example in the Table of Shewbread = Manna, staff of life, health, nourishment, communion, Christ our heavenly bread.

See Exodus 16:33, Exodus 25:23-30, John 6:32-51, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 17.

PRAYER REQUESTS: NAME………………………………....................DATE............................ [NOW]

Our prayers should have the following pattern from Acts 1:8 - "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem [ourselves and our family], and in all Judea [the people you have contact with daily], and Samaria [the country you live in], and to the ends of the earth [and for the rest of the world]"


"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

"Hebrews 13:16. [New international Version]

In Leviticus 2 we find the grain offering which is bloodless. This sacrifice is voluntary and the New testament equivalent is the giving of ourselves, as God has set the example in the Table of Shewbread = Manna, staff of life, health, nourishment, communion, Christ our heavenly bread.

See Exodus 16:33, Exodus 25:23-30, John 6:32-51, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 17.

PRAYER RESULTS: NAME…………………....DATE………………..........[LAST TIME]

Our prayers should have the following pattern from Acts 1:8 - "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem [ourselves and our family], and in all Judea [the people you have contact with daily], and Samaria [the country you live in], and to the ends of the earth [and for the rest of the world]" [New international Version]


The Prophet spends much time in prayer and thus is of great help in these meetings.

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