Prayer that moves God - Wonder-Working PrayerFrom The Heart
Publish date: 10/16/2016
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. James 5:13-18 KJV
And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God. 1 Kings 18:36-39 KJV
1. Elijah was a man of like passions.
a. James 5:13-18
b. An ordinary person.
c. He believed God.
d. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].
2. The showdown.
a. 1 Kings 18:36-39
3. Three parts of this prayer.
a. Elijah worshipped and exalted the Lord.
b.When you exalt Him, He shows up.
c. He is the God who answers by fire.
d. Fire will fall this week of your life; body; marriage; family; business; finances; ministry
a. Verse 36: Lord God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Israel.
b. Elijah was worshipping God and talking about His covenant.
c. Abraham - father of many nations - God changed his name and blessed him.
d. Isaac - laughter - God blessed and multiplied him - even in famine (Genesis 26).Jacob - Israel - God blessed him - he was a deceiver, but God extended grace to him.
e. Begin to worship Him - bless Him - exalt Him - lift Him up.
B. Ask Him to prove Himself now over your circumstances.
a. Elijah asked the Lord to hear, and answer, so the people would know that He is God.
b. Come now and deliver us, your people. Show Yourself to be the Strong of the strong, the Great of the great.
c. Prove Yourself now. Save. Heal. Deliver. Set free. Provide. Wreak havoc in the camp of the enemy.
C. Then the fire fell.
a. The Lord He is God! The Lord He is God!
b. He will show Himself strong on your behalf.
c. Psalm 126:1-3 KJV - "When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. 2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. 3 The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad."
d. This is the week of answered prayer.
e. This is the week of deliverance.