Saturday, October 29, 2016
THEME: Fasting & Prayer. OBJECTIVE: To introduce the Children's to the power of prayer. SCRIPTURE : " And Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief, for verily I say unto you, if ye shall have faith as a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain remove hence to yonder place and it shall remove and nothing shall be impossible unto you. How beit, this kind go not but by prayer and fasting"- Matt. 17:20-21 CHILDREN'S SERMONS. Prayer is a great weapon which God has given believers access to. The benefits associated with prayer are many. As powerful as prayer is , there are some limits it cannot go, unless it is coupled with fasting. Fasting empowers prayer even as petrol gives energy to fire. Fasting increases prayers energy, prayer glows more with fasting. There are different types of fire, there is the one that is called red hot, fasting makes prayer to become red hot, thereby consuming all the consumables. Gordon Lindsay said, fasting will win the battle and put the enemy to flight even though failure in the past has been over and over again. There are some realms that only prayer cannot go, it will need company of fasting. Jesus said in Matthew 17: 20-21, "And Jesus said unto them, but because of your unbelief, for verily I say unto you, if ye shall have faith as a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain remove hence to yonder place and it shall remove and nothing shall be impossible unto you. How beit, this kind go not but by prayer and fasting". This means, no matter how much you may pray, some things will not go unless you fast and pray. Fasting disciplines the soul, and in its abstinence from earthy, it opens the door to the heavenly. It is one of the greatest tool to crucify the desires of the flesh, lust of the eye and the pride of life. It makes us conform more and more to the image of Jesus Christ. It grants victory and deliverance from all sorts of stronghold;ds and satanic enslavement. You may not know how powerful it is, until you have tried it. It puts Satan to flight. A woman testified that she could not conceive after her marriage. Anytime she conceives, miscarriage or other problem will come up. It continued for a long time until she took it violently. Matt. 11:12 says, from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent ones take it by force." She fasted and prayed for 21 days, she conceived during the time of her fasting and praying and the pregnancy stayed. Today, she is a joyful mother of Children. She refused to be silent about it, and the heaven attended to her. In the name of Jesus, Heaven, will attend to you and your life will not be same again. TURNING POINT PRAYERS FOR TODAY. 1. Heavenly Father, grant me grace for meekness. I renounce arrogance and ungodly attitude. 2.Spirit of God, open my eyes to recognize the doors of opportunities you have opened for me to be a blessing to the World. 3. today, I receive power to overcome the devil when he comes to deceive and distract me in Jesus name. 4. today, there shall be divine intervention in the affairs of my life in the name of Jesus. 5. My Joy shall come soon in the name of Jesus. CHRISTIANITY TALK.