God The Consuming Fire Versus Prayerlessness [2]

40 DAYS VIGIL WITH PRAYER AND FASTING FROM 29TH APRIL OVER 7TH JUNE, 2020 TITLE “MY GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE” HEBREWS 12:29.
Day 13: Monday 11th May, 2020.
Scripture:- Luke 18:1-7
Topic:- God The Consuming Fire Versus Prayerlessness [2]
Text:- 1 Samuel 12:23
Why Is Prayerlessness A Sin:
1. It is a sin not to pray because the Bible expressly calls it a sin. And not to pray is to commit sin because the Bible, which is inspired, says it is. See 1 Samuel 12:23.
2. It is a sin not to pray because it is right to pray. If it is right and necessary to pray, it is wrong not to. There are two kinds of sin, sins of commission and sins of omission. See 1 Luke 18:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Ephesians 6:18; James 4:17.
3. It is a sin not to pray because when a Christian does not pray it is a reproach to God. It is pure unbelief not to pray. What a reproach it is to a father when a child does not trust him! Unbelief is a besetting sin which we are to slay. See Romans 14:23; Hebrews 11:6; 12:1-2.
4. It is a sin not to pray because of all the encouragements that are given to us to pray. The Bible urges us to pray. God gives us promises, examples of men and women who have prayed and who have received answers to their prayers, and in addition to this we have a great Partner in prayer. Then, we have our own personal experiences of prayer to encourage us and still further we have the testimonies of others. If we do not pray we are left without excuse! See Romans 8:26.
5. It is a sin not to pray because of all that prayer can accomplish. Go through your Bible and make a list of things recorded there that happened in answer to prayer. Because prayer can accomplish so much. It is a sin not to pray, for by not praying we are damming up the channels through which mighty blessings could and should be flowing. When we do not pray we deprive the world, the Church and our own lives of blessing.
6. It is a sin not to pray because prayerlessness leaves the door open for all other sins. It was John Bunyan who said, ‘Prayer will make a man cease from sin, as sin will entice a man to cease from prayer’. Someone else has said, ‘For the Christian, prayerlessness is identical with backsliding.’ What are the sins that are defeating us? Would it be true to say that the main reason for our failure to get victory over these sins is our lack of prayer. See Matthew 6:13;26:41;Luke 22:40.
7. It is a sin not to pray because the root cause of all our deficiency and lack of spirituality is just this. Why are we so weak, anemic and ineffective in our Christian living and service? Why is the Church powerless? Why is there so much effort with so few results? Is it not that God’s people are neglecting the great privilege and responsibility of prayer?
8. No matter how many times the teeth bite the tongue, they still stay together in one mouth. Failing to pray can destroy our Christian living and make one end in hell, God forbid.
Prayer Points:-
1. I command spirit of prayerlessness, come of my life by God’s consuming fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Spirit of lukewarmness, come out of my life by God’s consuming fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. You spirit of weariness, come out of my prayer life now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. O Lord God, increase my appetite for prayer henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. I rebuild my prayer altar that has been pulled down by prayerlessness now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. I refuse to pray amiss henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. Power and anointing of prayer, fall mightily upon me henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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