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PRAYING FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT

PRAYING FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILMINGTON, N.C. ESTABLISHED 1808 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILMINGTON, N.C. ESTABLISHED 1808 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Today my brothers and sisters, I want to encourage you to pray for one another, you pray for me and I pray for you. We have a greater responsibility in the work we do then we can begin to imagine. When the Lord, Our God called us into this ministry work, he carefully chose each one of his servants, he prepared them for the many challenges that they would face along the way. He equipped each one of his servants with the necessary tools to make the journey a smooth one. He blessed each servant with a praying spirit, and he told us that we must pray daily for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT.

Therefore I say to you, let us all understand this one back; during the course of our lives, we all have had someone to pray for us. Prayer is the key that unlocks the door to our blessings, and when we learn that our purpose in life is to serve others, and we can truly be effective as a servant by praying in the Spirit for our fellowman, we are then moved to pray without ceasing.

Paul’s prayer for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT for the Ephesians was that they be united by the Spirit, indwelt by Christ, and filled with all the fullness of God’s love. We know that God made the Holy Spirit available to all who believed in Jesus Christ as Savior. The Spirit provides power for our new lives.

The Prayer that Paul prayed for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT was a beautiful and powerful prayer. Now listen to Paul words as he spoke them in Ephesians 3:14-21:

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height.

To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God, Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

We find that in this text’s prayer, Paul asked that the Holy Spirit deepen His work in their lives in three ways:
1. That Christ would dwell–more literally, “be at home” in their hearts by faith, that is, that He would move from being an acquaintance to being the center of their church family;
2. That they would grasp God’s love at a spiritual level, beyond intellectual or theological knowledge.
3. That they would be filled with God’s fullness, that is, that the Holy Spirit would reveal the things of Christ (John 16) more fully, achieving God’s fuller work in each life unhindered, unquenched, ungrieved.

My Brothers and Sisters, let not your hearts be troubled, but pray always for everyone and for everything. God is a prayer answering God and He is waiting on you to call him up on His Hot Line, and the only way you can do that is through your prayers. Therefore, if you truly want to be EMPOWERED to do the Lord’s will, learn to PRAY FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT!

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  1. Wonderful passage and purpose.
    God bless you

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      Good morning my dear friend, I thank you also for Sharing your thoughts with not just me but with all of God’s children. May God bless you, your family and your ministry all the days of your life.

  2. Praying for you, Pastor Davis, that God blesses your ministry and your preaching, that He blesses and works abundantly in your life every single day!

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      My dear sister in Christ, what a mighty powerful blessing that you have spoken over my life and this ministry that the Lord our God has provided as his vehicle to be used for his purpose of reaching his children wherever they may be in this world. I thank you for your prayers, your encouraging words, you steadfast faith in the work that we do here, and also the work that you are doing in your own ministry. I will continue to lift you up, your family, and your ministry in prayer, that God will provide you with all the grace that you may need in order to fulfill his purpose for your life. In Jesus name, Amen!

  3. Amen and the Lord continue to empower you and V&BW Ministries mightily.

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      My dear friend, there is nothing more important than other saints speaking blessings over the lives. For God is truly an awesome God,and he can do all things but fail. And he has promised us that whatever we ask in faith it shall be done. Therefore, I think you for speaking those words often encouragement over my life and the life of this ministry. For is truly a ministry for all of God’s children, and the work that we do here is truly for his glory. May the Lord bless you, your family, and your ministry abundantly. in Jesus name, Amen!

  4. Reblogged this on Daily Enduring Truth and commented:
    Some great words of encouragement. How important it is that we pray for each other! Thank you, brother!

    • PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER

      Thank you for the reblog and especially those powerful and encouraging words. May God bless you abundantly in your walk with Him and as you work to build His Kingdom here on this earth.

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