TOPIC: The Power Of Prayer (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Devotional 26 April 2022)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Joshua 9:16-27, Joshua 10, Luke 22:63-71, Luke 23:26-56, Proverbs 10:21-30
FIRE SCRIPTURE: 2 Kings 19:14-20, (KJV)
2 Kings 19:14-20
14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord.
15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.
17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,
18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord God, even thou only.
20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
2 Kings 19:32-37
32 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.
34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.
35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.
36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.
MEMORY VERSE: “And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.” – 2 Kings 19:35
When you hand it over to the Lord, He takes it over.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP:
Take praise and worship songs as led by the Holy Spirit.
PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY:
Today, the angel of war shall visit the camp of your enemies for utter destruction, in the Name of Jesus.
MFM Devotional For Today MESSAGE:
Prayer has so many definitions with almost all of them pointing to its power and efficacy. Prayer has been described as the master key. This means that it has the power to open all locked good doors and lock up all opened bad ones. It is also defined as the staff of the Christian to walk with God. That is, to live a victorious Christian life, you must be a person of prayer.
King Hezekiah’s exemplary life of prayer is a pointer to what God can do in the lives of those who can pray. The Bible says in James 5:16b that: “The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much.” Hezekiah was a righteous king who trusted in the Lord God of Israel. The Bible records that God was with him and prospered his ways.
Hezekiah was troubled when he received the boastful threats of Sennacherib. He sent a message to Prophet Isaiah who gave him the assurance of God’s backing. He also took the letter to God in prayer personally. Again, Prophet Isaiah sent to tell him that God had answered his prayers and would give him victory over Sennacherib.
Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, at that time, had the record of defeating every king or city that he fought against, until he made the fatal mistake of going against a praying child of God, Hezekiah. He received a total knock-out; his army of 185,000 soldiers was completely wiped out in just one night. He returned to his country shamefully and fell into the waiting hands of his assassinators.
What is the battle that is harassing your life? What is the Sennacherib that is challenging the power of God in your life — finance, career, business, marriage, health, etc.? As Hezekiah did, I enjoin you to hand your challenge over to the Man of War (Exodus 15:3) and experience the raw manifestation of His power that delivers to the uttermost.
- Father Lord, I thank You for the privilege to call upon You at all times, in the Name of Jesus.
- Thank You, Lord, for answering me each time I call upon You, in the Name of Jesus.
- Today, O Lord, take over my battles and give me victory, in the Name of Jesus.
- O God, arise and deliver me from every ambush of the enemy, in the Name of Jesus.
- Powers asking where is my God shut up and die, in the Name of Jesus.
- You my boastful enemies, receive open shame, disgrace and destruction, in the Name of Jesus.
- O God, answer Your Name and defend Your interest in my life, in the Name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)