In Mark 1:35-38, the Bible tells us that the Lord Jesus had set a program that day to go out to conquer souls. But He took time to prepare this in prayer.
To conquer your inheritance, you need to develop your prayer life. In my exhortation today, I would like to tell you about eight characteristics that you need to display in your prayer in order to conquer new territories in several areas of your life. I have grouped these characteristics together under the word CONQUEST.
C as in (divine) Conscience: To conquer, you must become aware of who you are. You are no ordinary person. If you have received Jesus in your life as your Lord and Savior, you are son/daughter of God as John 1:12 states. Christ, in the Our Father’s prayer, urges you earnestly to call God your Father and to realize that He is in heavenly heights (Luke 11:2a). Be aware that God is your Father, the whole universe belongs to Him and nothing escapes His control. Being conscious of the fact that you are a son/a daughter of God gives you the assurance that whatever you ask the Father in prayer, He will give it to you, you will lack for nothing and the supernatural will be your portion!
O as in Opening (of the day): To conquer new souls, the Lord Jesus rose up early in the morning, while it was still dark, to go and pray (Mark 1:35). To conquer your inheritance, rise up before the sunrise (Psalm 119:147), be in prayer at the moment of the opening of the day to strike down your enemies and conquer what you are looking for!
N as in (spiritual) Nakedness: If you want to conquer, you must bare yourself before God. Approach Him with an unveiled face, exposed (2 Corinthians 3:18), humble yourself before His face with a sincere heart and you will see His glory!
Q as in Quest (of God): in prayer, seek the face of God. It is « the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter » (Proverbs 25:2). Seek to understand the reason for things, ask the Father to reveal to you the solutions to the problems of the people around you and you will thus be able to win victories.
U as in Union or Unity (with others): “Our Father in heaven” and not « my Father in heaven », said the Lord Jesus when he taught us to pray (Matthew 6:9). Do not think of yourself only in prayer. Think and refer to people who have the same challenges as you. Also seek prayer partners and agree to pray for your common projects. The conquest will be fruitful (Matthew 18:19)!
E as in (spiritual) Energy: You need energy, zeal, passion in your prayers to take possession of your territory. Indeed, the Bible says that “the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). Be determined, pray earnestly to conquer your inheritance (Luke 18:1-8).
S as in Spirit (the Holy Spirit): You cannot conquer without the Lord (John 15:5c). “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit” (Zechariah 4:6b). Only the Holy Spirit can help you in the conquest of your inheritance. Seek His fullness, seek His presence in prayer and you will receive the supernatural capacity to conquer (Psalm 2:8)!
T as in Throne (of grace): It is through divine grace and mercy that you can conquer. To counter the many accusations and claims of the devil who wants to prevent you from conquering, seek God’s grace and mercy (Hebrews 4:16). Reject bitterness because it deprives you of grace. Forgive and be merciful also to your neighbour and you will see the glory of God in the conquest of your inheritance!
So, Beloved, what do you want to conquer? New souls for the Lord? New branches for your company? New customers? Marriage? Children? A better job? Divine health? Deliverance? Whatever the subject, pray, pray and pray! Apply these things and you will see the glory of God in your C-O-N-Q-U-E-S-T!
May God bless you Beloved
»Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (…) Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”
»So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name ».
»I rise before the dawning of the morning,
And cry for help; I hope in Your word. »
2 Corinthians 3:18
»But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. »
‘Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. »
»Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.‘
»I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing’‘.
»Ask of Me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession ».
»Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need ».
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