PRAYER EVANGELISM: DEALING WITH SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS
∙ WE START OUR THREE DAY FAST TODAY WITH THE THEME PRAYER EVANGELISM
∙ IT’S TIME TO FAST AND PRAY THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL NOW TAKE OVER THE BUSINESS OF EVANGELIZING THE EARTH
∙ MANKIND MUST NOW HEAR THE VOICE OF GOD DIRECTLY, IF WE ARE GOING TO WITNESS ANY FORM OF REVIVAL ON EARTH TODAY
∙ THE ENEMY IS HARDNING PEOPLE’S HEARTS AND THE PEOPLE ARE TOO PREOCCUPIED WITH THIS WORLD TO CARE ABOUT FIGHTING BACK
∙ THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT IS CAPABLE OF GIVING GRAPIC IMAGES THAT CAN HELP MANKIND
∙ HE WAS ABLE TO CALL ABRAHAM OUT OF HIS IDOALTORY BACKGROUND
∙ PHAROAH HAD WARNING DREAMS THAT DROVE HIM INTO SOME ACTIONS
∙ EVEN NEBUCHADNEZZAR SAW WHAT LOOKED LIKE THE SON OF MAN IN THE FIERY FURNACE
∙ ANGELS PREACHED IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT
∙ GOD’S VOICE WAS HEARD FROM HEAVEN IN BOTH THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT AND PEOPLE’S LIVES WERE TRANSFORMED.
∙ LET US READ PSALM 29 TOGETHER.
∙ LET THE VOICE OF GOD BE HEARD ALL OVER THE EARTH AS WE ENGAGE HEAVEN IN HOT PRAYERS
∙ WILL YOU JOIN HIS ARMY? WILL YOU OBEY?
∙ REMEMBER IT IS EVEN ONLY BY BEING A COMMITED INTERCESSOR AND WARRIOR THAT YOUR OWN SAFETY IS GUANRANTEED AT THIS TIME.
∙ LET US READ EZEKIEL 9
∙ WE SHALL LOOK AT TWO PROPHETS FROM GOD’ S WORD
∙ ISAIAH HAD A VISION IN IN ISAIAH 6 THAT WE NEED TO READ AND UNDERSTAND
∙ LET US STAND UP TO READ ISAIAH 6 .NOW WHAT IS THE LORD SAYING HERE?
∙ ISAIAH WAS A PROPHET. HE KNEW THE LORD, INDEED HE WAS A PREACHER
∙ UZZIAH HIS COUSIN, WAS KING WHEN HE WAS PROPHESYING IN ISRAEL
∙ HE WAS PROPHESYING TO PEOPLE THAT WERE NOT REALLY LISTENING TO HIM
∙ HE PROBABLY RELIED ON HIS COUSIN FOR PROTECTION AND PROVISION
∙ BUT ONE DAY HIS COUSIN DIED AND BIBLE SAYS IN THAT YEAR HE SAW THE LORD
∙ UZZIAH WAS A VERY PROSPEROUS KING AND HE MUST HAVE BEEN AN IDOL IN ISAIAH’S LIFE
∙ UZZIAH WAS THE SOURCE OF HIS CONFIDENCE IN MINISTRY
∙ AS LONG AS UZZIAH WAS ALIVE HE WAS NOT ABLE TO SEE THE LORD
∙ BUT NOW THAT THE KING HAD DIED, HIS EYES WERE SUDDENLY OPENED TO SEE THE LORD.
∙ WHAT WAS THE RESULT OF HIS DIVINE REVELATION?
∙ 1) REPENTANCE AND DELIVERANCE ISAIAH 6:1-7 (READ)
∙ 2) REVIVAL AND REASSIGNMENT VS.8-13 (READ)
∙ NOW GOD ALWAYS REVEALS TO REDEEM.
∙ BUT IN THIS CASE IT SEEMS IT WAS ONLY THE PROPHET THAT GOT LUCKY
∙ HE WAS CLEANSED AND WAS GIVEN A TERRIBLE MESSAGE OF JUDGMENT FOR THE PEOPLE
∙ HE WAS GIVEN A MESSAGE OF ABSOLUTE DESTRUCTION TO THE PEOPLE HE HAD BEEN PREACHING TO
∙ AND HE SEEMED TO BE UNABLE TO INTERCEDE FOR THEM.WHAT A GREAT PITY
∙ I GUESS HE WAS TOO MUCH PERPLEXED AND IN SHOCK BECAUSE HE SAW GOD IN HIS GLORY
∙ HE SAW A VISION OF THE JUGDEMENT THRONE OF GOD
∙ THEN HE SAW THAT HIMSELF AND THE PEOPLE HE WAS CALLED TO MENTOR HAD EXACTLY THE SAME FAULTS
∙ HE SAID “WOE IS ME! FOR I AM UNDONE; BECAUSE I AM A MAN OF UNCLEAN LIPS, AND I DWELL IN THE MIDST OF A PEOPLE OF UNCLEAN LIPS: FOR MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE KING, THE LORD OF HOSTS.”
∙ NOTE HE SAW THE LORD AS THE LORD OF HOSTS, NOT THE SAVIOUR
∙ FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND MINISTER A CHANGE OF HEART TO OTHERS;
∙ FOR YOU TO HAVE ALL THE COVENANT BLESSINGS OF SALVATION AND PASS IT ON TO OTHERS
∙ YOU MUST HAVE A BALANCED VIEW OF THE LORD
∙ YOU HAVE TO KNOW ALL THE NAMES OR CHARACTER OF GOD THE FATHER, IF YOU MUST BE BLESSED AND BE A BLESSING.
∙ EXODUS 6:1-2 “Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.”
∙ JESUS ONCE CALLED HIS DISCIPLES TOGETHER FOR A TIME OF DIVINE REVELATION OF HIS PERSON IN MATT.16 13-19:
“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
∙ JESUS DECIDED TO REVEAL HIMSELF TO THEM SO THEY COULD BE CONFIDENT AND EFFECTIVE IN PRAYERS, EVANGELISM AND SOUL WINNING
∙ EVERY CONVERT MUST BE A STRONG DISCIPLE NOT A BABY HEB 5:10-14
∙ HEBREW 6 GIVES US A STRONG WARNING ABOUT REMAINING A BABY THAT RISES AND FALLS ALL THE TIME
∙ THE CONSEQUENCES ARE CURSES REJECTION AND DEATH HEB 6:4-7
∙ IT IS TIME TO SERVE THE LORD AND BEAR SOME FRUIT IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.LUKE 13:6-9
∙ YOU CAN’T CLOSE YOUR EARS ANYMORE TO ALL THESE THINGS, THE LORD IS COMING
∙ LETS GET READY
∙ “DANIEL SAYS “THE PEOPLE THAT DO KNOW THEIR GOD SHALL BE STRONG, AND DO EXPLOITS……. AND THEY THAT UNDERSTAND AMONG THE PEOPLE SHALL INSTRUCT MANY…………… “DANIEL 11:32-33
∙ ABRAHAM UNLIKE ISAIAH KNEW HOW TO NEGOTIATE WITH GOD.
∙ HE SAID “OH GOD I NEED A SON, WHY SHOULD MY SERVANT INHERIT ALL THESE RICHES YOU BLESSED ME WITH?
∙ “OH LORD LET ISHMAEL LIVE, AFTER ALL THE SON YOU PROMISED ME IS NOT FORTH COMING”
∙ GOD SAID “NO JUST WAIT HE IS COMING AND I WILL BLESS AND MULTIPLY HIM
∙ HIS DESCENDANTS SHALL BE AS NUMEROUS AS THE SAND ON THE SEA SHORE.
∙ HE SHALL POSSESS THE GATES OF HIS ENEMY AND IN HIM SHALL THE NATIONS BE BLESSED’
∙ EVEN WHEN HE WAS ON THAT THREE DAY JOURNEY TO SACRIFICE ISAAC HE STILL BELIEVED THAT THE LORD WOULD DO SOMETHING AND SPARE HIM
∙ ABRAHAM KNEW HOW TO WALK WITH GOD AND WIN. HE WAS ALWAYS A WINNER WITH GOD
∙ HE WAS ALSO A SOUL WINNER. GEN.12:1-7
∙ HE BUILT AN ALTAR AND CALLED ON THE NAME OF THE LORD, MEANING HE WAS PRAYERFUL
∙ ABRAM WAS A MAN THAT WALKED CONSISTENTLY WITH GOD
∙ HE DEVELOPED HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH ABSOLUTE FAITH IN GOD’S WORD AND CONSTANT PRAYERS
∙ HE REGULARLY HEARD GOD’S VOICE AND HE HAD ANGELIC VISITATONS.
∙ DO YOU KNOW HE EVEN SAW THELORD JESUS CHRIST? GEN 14:17-24
∙ JESUS WAS REFERRING TO THIS ENCOUNTER WHEN HE SAID TO THE PHARISEES IN JOHN 8:56 :
∙ “YOUR FATHER ABRAHAM REJOICED TO SEE MY DAY: AND HE SAW IT, AND WAS GLAD.”
∙ YES HE WAS THAT CLOSE TO GOD, HE WAS A VERY BIG PROPHET
∙ AMOS 3:6-7 SAYS : “SHALL A TRUMPET BE BLOWN IN THE CITY, AND THE PEOPLE NOT BE AFRAID? SHALL THERE BE EVIL IN A CITY, AND THE LORD HATH NOT DONE IT? SURELY THE LORD GOD WILL DO NOTHING, BUT HE REVEALETH HIS SECRET UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.”
∙ ABRAHAM WAS VERY BIG PROPHET OF GOD
∙ SO WHEN GOD WAS ABOUT TO DESTROY SODOM AND GOMORRAH, GOD SAID I MUST TELL ABRAHAM ABOUT IT.GEN 18:16-21
∙ WHAT DID HE DO WITH THE INFORMATION?
∙ WE HAVE TO NOW COMPARE HIS REACTION TO ISAIAH’S.
∙ ISAIAH SAID REALLY? AND FOR HOW LONG WILL THESE PEOPLE REMAIN BLIND AND DEAF, WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING AND HEALING?
∙ GOD SAID TILL I FINISH THEM ALL OFF WITHOUT ANY TRACE
∙ BUT ABRAHAM WENT INTO INTERCESSION, PLEADING AND NEGOTIATING WITH GOD.GEN 18:22-33
∙ NOW CHURCH GOD HAS NOT CHANGED.
∙ HE IS TELLING US EVERY DAY THAT HE IS ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING TERRIBLE TO THIS EARTH.
∙ HE IS CALLING US TO CONSTANT PRAYERS AND A LIFE OF HOLINESS SO WE CAN ESCAPE
∙ HE HAS ALREADY STARTED TO JUDGE THE EARTH
∙ BUT AT THE SAME TIME, HIS FATHER HEART IS HURTING.
∙ THIS GENERATION HAS ALL IT NEEDS TO REPENT AND TURN TO GOD AND BE HEALED, BUT THE CONTRARY IS HAPPENING
∙ HEAR WHAT THE LORD SAYS IN MATT 11:16-17:
But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
∙ HEAR HIM OUT IN MATT13:14-17
4 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
∙ HE CALLS US BLESSED LIKE OUR FATHER ABRAHAM FOR WE CAN SEE AND HEAR AND UNDERSTAND
∙ TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS EXPECTED.
∙ JESUS SAID SOMETHING TO PETER IN LUKE 22:31-32
” AND THE LORD SAID, SIMON, SIMON, BEHOLD, SATAN HATH DESIRED TO HAVE YOU, THAT HE MAY SIFT YOU AS WHEAT: BUT I HAVE PRAYED FOR THEE, THAT THY FAITH FAIL NOT: AND WHEN THOU ART CONVERTED, STRENGTHEN THY BRETHREN.”
∙ NOW WHAT KIND OF PROPHET WILL YOU BE?
∙ WILL YOU INTERCEDE LIKE YOUR FATHER ABRAHAM?
∙ OR WILL YOU LET THIS WORLD CONTINUE IN THEIR BLINDNESS AND DEAFNES AND DISEASES AND DEATH?
∙ AS YOU APPROACHED THE COMMUNION TABLE TODAY TELL THE LORD YOU ARE WITH HIM IN HIS LOVE FOR SOULS
∙ TELL HIM YOU UNDERSTAND THAT HE DIED TO SET THE WORLD FREE
∙ ASK HIM TO STRENGTHEN YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU REPRESENT HIM AS YOU EAT HIS FLESH AND DRINK HIS BLOOD
∙ JOHN 6 :53-57:
“THEN JESUS SAID UNTO THEM, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, EXCEPT YE EAT THE FLESH OF THE SON OF MAN, AND DRINK HIS BLOOD, YE HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU. WHOSO EATETH MY FLESH, AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD, HATH ETERNAL LIFE; AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY. FOR MY FLESH IS MEAT INDEED, AND MY BLOOD IS DRINK INDEED. HE THAT EATETH MY FLESH, AND DRINKETH MY BLOOD, DWELLETH IN ME, AND I IN HIM. AS THE LIVING FATHER HATH SENT ME, AND I LIVE BY THE FATHER: SO HE THAT EATETH ME, EVEN HE SHALL LIVE BY ME.”
∙ EAT HIS FLESH AND DRINK HIS BLOOD AND RENEW YOUR COVENANT WITH HIM TODAY, AND JOIN HIS ARMY TODAY.
∙ BUILD A PRAYER ALTAR, PRAY PRAY AND PRAY FOR YOUR SOUL AND FOR THE SOULS OF OTHERS
∙ ABRAHAM DID NOT START HIS WALK WITH GOD BY JUST PRAYING FOR PERSONAL BLESSINGS
∙ AS SOON AS HE BUILT AN ALTAR TO GOD AND STARTED TO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD THE WEALTH OF EGYPT LOCATED HIM.
∙ GEN 12:8-20
∙ LET THIS COMMUNION TABLE REPAIR YOUR BROKEN ALTAR
∙ LET THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM CHALLENGE YOU DURING THESE 3 DAYS OF FASTING
∙ OR ARE YOU GOING TO JOIN THOSE WHO NEITHER HEAR,NOR SEE NOR UNDERSTAND?
∙ ARE YOU IN THAT CATEGORY ALREADY? ACTS 28: 23-29
∙ 3 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.
∙ 24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
∙ 25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
∙ 26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
∙ 27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
∙ 28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.
∙ 29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselve
∙ WILL YOU GO HOME TODAY AGAIN THE SAME OR WILL YOU CRY UNTO THE LORD TO REMOVE YOUR BLINDNESS AND HARDNESS OF HEART?
∙ FOR HOW CAN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND?.
∙ HOW CAN YOU JOIN THE LORD’S ARMY TODAY TO DO PRAYER EVANGELISM IF YOU TOO CAN NOT SEE NOR HEAR NOR UNDERSTAND?
∙ OR LIKE THE LORD SAYS IN MATT 13:15 IF YOU CHOOSE TO CLOSE YOUR EYES?
∙ JESUS SAYS SOMETHING IN JOHN 9:39-41 THAT WE NEED TO PAY SOME CLOSE ATTENTION TO.
∙ LET US ALL STAND TO READ John 9:39-41
∙ 39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
∙ 40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?
∙ 41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.
∙ STOP PRETENDING TO SEE CRY OUT TO JESUS LIKE BLIND BATHEMEUS
∙ “LORD THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE MY SIGHT.
∙ LET US NOW READ REV.3:14 -22 AS WE START TO PRAY:
4 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
∙ WORSHIP SONGS “OH LORD MY GOD”;”OH THE BLOOD OF JESUS”;
1. OH LORD DO SERIOUS DAMAGE TO MY SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS AND DEAFNESS TODAY IN JESUS NAME
2. STOP PRETENDING TO SEE CRY OUT TO JESUS LIKE BLIND BATHEMEUS “LORD THAT I MIGHT RECEIVE MY SIGHT TODAY OH LORD HELP ME OR I DIE”PRAY IN TONGUES
3. OH LORD WASH MY EYES WITH EYESALVE THAT I MAY SEE IN JESUS NAME
4. LUK, 24 :13-17; POWERS OR PROBLEMS THAT DON’T ALLOW ME AND MY FAMILY TO SEE JESUS DIE NOW IN JESUS NAME
5. STRONGMAN OF IDOLATORY FROM MY FATHER’S HOUSE I BIND YOU AND SHATTER YOUR STRONG HOLD IM MY LIFE IN JESUS NAME (TONGUES)
6. STRONGMAN OF RELIGION AND CONFUSION I BIND YOU AND SHATTER YOUR SRONG HOLD IN JESUS NAME(TONGUES)
7. OH LORD YOU CALLED ABRAHAM OUT FROM HIS IDOLATORY BACK GROUND ,BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST CALL US ALL OUT NOW FROM THE IDOLS OF OUR FATHERS’ HOUSES IN JESUS NAME (Tongues)
8. LUKE 24; 27-35 AS I PARTAKE OF THE COMMUNION TODAY BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST OPEN MY EYES (TONGUES)