December 10, 2017
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The reason we make petition to God is to put our desires in the domain of God, and request Him to do for us what only He can do as God. This then means that God may not do for us, what we are capable of doing for ourselves. But generally, God has the power to do all things, or to make our desires come to life at any time and in whatsoever manner He chooses. This is because He is God, NOT a man like us. When God intervenes in our special situation, something happens which go beyond the understanding of an average mind – our negative situation is immediately or gradually transformed to a positive dimension.

When God begins to speak to our life, He empowers us with His grace. In almost all the cases in which petitions are brought before God, He may not do exactly as we had requested of Him, but He would give to us what is sufficiently abundant for us, and which is perfect for our very state in life. He is able to do this perfectly because He is God.

The power of God to manifest things lies in His WORD – His creative power. The bible says nothing was created without the word (John 1:1-3).   The Word is at the root of every creation and manifestation on earth, in heavens and beneath the earth. Therefore, the Word has no limitations as to dimension in terms of power and authority.  It is this same Word that took flesh in Jesus Christ. God says, let there be light, and there was light! The word does not fail to create manifestation.

How do we employ the use of the WORD to create manifestations for us?

Life is a principle. By this, I mean you have to live a successful life based on principles – You have to work out something to achieve a thing. The scriptures provide very many of these spiritual principles which we can use to better our lives. For instance, the main principle of creating manifestations in the bible is the principle of the word becoming flesh and dwelling among us as Jesus Christ (John 1:14). In the same vein, you can make your decrees and declarations become flesh. This means that as you profess or confess the word of God upon your situation, your desires or dreams begin to take flesh; they gradually become manifest and are brought permanently under your possession to dwell with you, or for you to experience same.

You have to learn how to make your decrees and declarations through professing or confessing the written word of God. Decrees and declarations must take the form of POSSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS OF FAITH, PROCEEDING FROM YOUR HEART AND SPOKEN OUT BY THE MOUTH. If you are conversant with our HOPE OF GLORY – Daily Devotional, you will understand the pattern your prayers must take. PRAYERS MUST BE EXPRESSED IN THE NOW, IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE. The principle of affirmative prayers is based on the fact that you are a child of God, and all that your father in heaven has created is your inheritance. They are meant for you to possess for as long as you live. Therefore, you must step into your father’s domain – IN SPIRIT, and claim what is due to you at that point in time. You are not begin, BUT DEMANDING FOR YOUR ENTILEMENT AS A CHILD OF GOD.

Other Principles to fastrack responses to prayers include the following:

  • Pray for the will of God to be done in your life this moment.

 If you’re not sure whether or not it’s God’s will to have certain benefits, pray to Him to reveal His will – not your own will – to be done. (1 John 5:14)

  • Make your positive Decrees and Affirmations in faith without wavering (Hebrews 10:23). Three reasons you must pray without wavering:
  1. God is able to provide all things, if you pray according to His will.
  2. You are simply asking for your inheritance. What you seek is yours already as contained in the scriptures. You are simply asking God to transfer same to you.
  3. God is able to keep every of His promise to His children.

Doubts will definitely hinder your declarations. Therefore, you must first believe in your heart, the scripture or written word of God, then secondly, proceed to confess same to yourself. Accept this word as authority over your life.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

  1. Examine yourself properly, and be sure that nothing ungodly is standing between you and your prayers. Some of the things that can stand against your prayers are the following:
  2. Unforgiveness – Try to forgive everyone who has offended you. God commanded us to forgive everyone who has offended us. Including ourselves, otherwise, He may not be moved to answer us. To forgive could be a difficult task. You therefore need to request for God’s help and strength to forgive.
  3. Sinfulness- request for God to forgive your sins, and make sure you specifically repent of each one.
  4. Bondages – such as addictions, jealousy, envy, anger etc. Invite the anointing by the Holy Spirit to break every yoke of bondage in your life
  • Praise God through worshipSing praises to God regularly. You can experience more miracles when you spend more time praising God in worship, because worship ushers God’s power into your life in fresh ways and helps you discern His voice more clearly as He leads you toward miracles. Make a habit of praising God for who He is, during both good and bad times in your life.
  • Be obedient to God’s revelations on what He wants you to do. As you seek God’s will and purpose through prayers, you must be vigilant to His revelations or messages. These can be revealed directly to you, or through some other persons. As you pray, step out in faith and pursue your ambition with humility.
  • Don’t give up in prayers, but be patient and wait on God.

God can answer with a yes, a no, or not now. But generally, when you fulfill the principles of prayers, God will definitely speak into your life. You will derive a content spirit as well as peace of the mind. God would place you where His sufficiency would locate you in a special way. This is the miracle that you need which will come at God’s appointed time.

  • Make a holy offering. In order to provoke God to act with speed, we must make a holy offering or sacrifice to Him. This is done through your support of work of ministries, churches or organizations doing Godly or humanitarian activities. You should also cheerfully sow seeds of faith in the lives of the poor and needy, directly by yourself. This will help to unlock the seat of abundance. Remember, when Abraham moved with faith, God blessed him in all things and made him a source of blessing to the whole world. Also, recall that shortly after becoming the king of Israel, Solomon offered a sacrifice that provoked heaven and God visited him and gave him a significant blessing. This is very true because, sacrifice provokes and influences the heavens to act on a person’s behalf.
  • Make enquiries regarding the subject of your prayers. Contact those who are ordinarily empowered to assist you, such as job owners where employment is sought, or see a medical doctor concerning issues of health, or see those in Authorities where a regulatory or government issue is involved. Whatever the issues are, locate and explore every opportunities available to you.
  • General upkeep. Ensure that you keep to a proper and clean disposition at all times. Avoid untidiness, filthiness in your home and ensure you maintain a personal hygiene at all times. Your first appearance to any one matters. Increase your self-confidence by ensuring that your oral and dental appeals are above average.  Caution yourself regularly. Do not let a bad situation bring out the worst of you.
  • Be vigilant and positive – This means you have to watch your back while moving around to seek for solutions to the problem you are working on. Control your temper anywhere you go and ensure you are not running anyone down in order for you to win favour.  Leave your ears to the ground.  Recognise your friends and dine with the enemies with a very long spoon. All these are very important so that the enemy do not walk against you or even destroy your plans totally (Mathew 13:25)

Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi
Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi was born in Nigeria to Patrick Abuda Obeakemhe and Juliana Fatimatu Obeakemhe, both from Ogbona Town. With a master’s degree in law, she was called to the bar at the age of twenty-two, and she is currently the principle partner of the law firm Mary Lawrence-Dokpesi & Associates. She is also the founder of two philanthropic organizations: the Living Waters Mission and the Rose Croix Foundation. In addition to law, Lawrence-Dokpesi was drawn to spiritual pursuits at an early age, having begun studying philosophy, theology, chaplaincy, and spirit therapy by the age of eighteen. Inspired by her spiritual calling, she has produced ten intensively researched manuscripts on spiritual matters. Although Understanding the Spiritual was the last to be written, it is the first to be published. Lawrence-Dokpesi is a mother and a wife living in the city of Abuja, Nigeria.

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