National Prayer Connection
Prayer Leader: Bishop James Dixon
August 6, 2020
Access – Prayer provides access to what heaven has for us
Matthew 6:10 “May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
There is never a problem on earth that is not already answered in heaven.
It’s God’s will that we have no poverty, no sickness, no disease – no COVID-19.
It is a privilege to call on God in prayer – prayer destroys the enemy’s attempts to pervert God’s presence, purpose, power.
Agreement – Jesus is in the midst when two or more touch and agree.
Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”
The promises and prophecies of God are ours.
One in Jesus, faith emboldened, unity, oneness.
Faith – Whatsoever we ask, believing we have received it, we shall have it (healing, deliverance, miracles, signs, wonders),
Mark 11:23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
Kingdom authority, dominion – preserve, grace, protect, power!
Troubles eradicated – sickness, cancer, lupus, heart disease, arthritis!
Healing manifested, pain gone!
Against deficits, bills paid, abundance, budgets met, we own all assets, we have means, resources – church mortgages paid, house mortgages paid!
Relationships restored – marriages, family bonds, peace, demonic divisions broken!
Heaven’s answers to COVID-19 – vaccines, cures!
2 Chronicles 7:14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
coronavirus gets small c – Christ is the capital C, cure!
Racial divide healed – voices of reconciliation elevated within the Body of Christ – Unprecedented Kingdom Advancement!
Ministry Advancement, Spiritual Advancement!
Adding to God’s harvest daily!
Church growing while we are out of the House!
While we are out of the house – God wants to get back into the hearts of His people before we get back into the house!
We put God out of our lives before we got put out of the house…
The Body of Christ needs to be Desperate for God – Worship needs to be all about Him, Worship Him and never get enough…
It will not be the same – Worship and Praise go to another level!
We had lost our appetite for the Lord’s presence. Worship had become routine, reduced time, spare time – drive-thru window to have a quick snack from Him – ‘by the way’ Worship…
Body of Christ – Repent, Return to You! Our hearts filled with You! Fill us, Holy Spirit – all over again – Fresh Oil!
As the dear panted for the water!
Psalm 42:1 As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.
Nobody like You, God – make our hearts right!
We will sing, pray, praise – like we never have!
Psalm 122:1 “I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
When we go back into the house, we will have better attitudes – more humility, better praise!
One Accord – Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Pentecost, fresh Pentecost!
Joel 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.
God, deliver us from sterile methodologies!
Put Your Supernatural over the natural. Send miracles, signs and wonders. Send evidence of Your Sovereignty!
Since COVID, people are saying “stay safe, stay S-A-F-E, stay S-A-F-E, stay S-A-F-E…
The Holy Spirit reminded me (Bishop Dixon) that more than being S-A-F-E, people need to be S-A-V-E-D!
We’re not really S-A-F-E until we’re S-A-V-E-D!
The Church’s Core mission is to get people S-A-V-E-D!
We have a lack of witnessing – need more witnessing, more evangelism!
Preach the gospel – Mark 16:15-16 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
The Church needs to ask, are you S-A-V-E-D? across all our platforms!
Revival breakout – children S-A-V-E-D, grandchildren S-A-V-E-D, nieces S-A-V-E-D, nephews S-A-V-E-D, friends S-A-V-E-D, coworkers S-A-V-E-D by the Power of the Gospel!
The Gospel delivered from our iPads, smartphones, devices, computer screens!
People regenerated more than S-A-F-E, S-A-V-E-D – in, by and through Christ!
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Romans 3:22-24 22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
It is Decreed, Declared, Already is – in Jesus’ name!