I am delighted to intimate our entire leadership and membership on the upcoming mandatory changes in the prayer infrastructures of our beloved church Enthronement Assembly.
Revelational Foundations These Changes.
1. BUILD ME A HOUSE OF PRAYER AND I WILL BLESS YOU!
Many years ago in the mid-2000s, God gave us a mandate when he specifically told me “BUILD ME A HOUSE OF PRAYER AND I WILL BLESS YOU”. It is evident that the modicum of blessings we have enjoyed as a ministry is a function of our commitment to prayers, however unstructured our prayer efforts have been over the years. It is also worthy to note that God has eternally connected the blessings that this spiritual house can experience to the prayer infrastructure that we have on the ground. Brethren, it is time to build the house of prayer that he spoke to us about at the beginning. (Mathew 21:13 ,Mark 11:17,Luke 19:46)
2. IF YOU PRAY FOR THEM I WILL BRING THEM.
The second time the Lord spoke to me about this, I was worried about the poor attendance of one of our services at the Ogbomoso church and the Lord said to me “If you pray for them, I will bring them”. “Them” in the above word refers to the members we desire to have in attendance. This, however, may apply to the fact that it takes praying for things, for God to bring things to us. This word clearly intimates us of the attractive power of prayers. Since we do not intend to be barren of people, it is the time that we took that second mandate very seriously. The more prayerful we are the more attractive we will become to the people around us. (Mark1:35_37,Ezekiel 36:37). I dare say that prayer makes one an essential commodity.
3. IF YOU SPEND THE FIRST SIX HOURS OF THE DAY IN PRAYERS AND IN THE WORD I WILL MAKE YOU GREAT.
In the year 2005 to be precise God gave me the covenant and the secret of our greatness as a commission. He said to me ” Son if you spend the first six hours of the day in prayers and in the word, I will make you great. By this instruction, he tied our greatness as a people to our prayer base. While this may not be practicable for all our working professionals and business people because of their work schedule, it is a mandate I believe every full-time minister in our spiritual lineage must adhere to in other manifest greatness. (Isaiah 53:12)
4. NEVER STAND BEFORE MY PEOPLE, HAVING NOT PRAYED AT LEAST AN HOUR.
The fourth time I heard from the Lord regarding prayer, I had been too busy counseling the people who desired my wisdom and attention, that I had not taken adequate time to pray for the service. After struggling through an ineffective sermon, I heard the Lord rebuke me and said: “Never stand before my people having not prayed at least an hour”. I quickly repented and have adhered to this instruction ever since. It seems to me that attempting to minister to God without ministering to him grieves his heart. We must get aligned with his agenda to get ahead.(Mathew 26:40, Mark14:37)
5. IT TAKES SIX HOURS OF PRAYERS TO MAKE A SERVICE GREAT.
While having fellowship with the Lord quite recently, the Lord said to me that “It takes six hours of prayers to make a service great. It is my intention for every service of EHCC to be great, so I have signed up for this assignment and many who are called to full-time ministry must seek to adhere to this spiritual instruction for our spiritual lineage.
6. IF YOU PRAY FOR THEM ONE HOUR EVERY DAY YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AGAIN.
I got this word at a time when I was struggling with the health of my first daughter in 2008. I was extremely embarrassed to be needing the intervention of medical doctors every now and then. While praying about the situation, I prayed out the Greek word “zoopoieo”, it is the word translated “quicken ” in Romans 8:11.The word means to make alive our mortal bodies. I then heard the Lord say ” If you pray for them one hour every day you will never have to worry about their health again” I have endeavored to keep to this divine ordinance for the last decade and I have seldom had to worry about the health of my family members. You too can usher in a dispensation of sound health for your family by choosing to follow this pattern. (Romans8:11), Romans 8:26.
7. PRAYER AS BOTH A DESTRUCTIVE AND A CONSTRUCTIVE FLOOD.
The last word of the Lord regarding prayer came in form of a vision and not a voice. I had spent all night praying in the spirit that is praying in tongues, about a quarter past six having slightly dozed off, I fell into a trance and I saw that as I prayed, waters were issuing out of my spirit, the waters soon became a flood that drowned the streets and buildings of the city. To my surprise, I noticed the first effect of the flood was destructive, as I saw substandard buildings and structures pulled out of the ground and washed away by the force of the flood.Everywhere was flooded or better still engulfed by the flood. I decided to look back at where the flood started from and I noticed that there was a glorious replacement. The old haggard and tattered buildings had now been replaced Skyscrapers and powerful megastructures. It dawned on me that day that prayer is first destructive before it is constructive. I realised that day that to pull down all that the enemy was doing and to build up what God is doing requires a robust prayer infrastructure. I vowed that day to give myself to prayer continually all the days of my life. I believe strongly in my heart that it is time for millions of others outside and within this church to join me on this life-transforming spiritual adventure. I guarantee that your life will not remain the same (Jude1:20, John 7:38 ,1Corinthians 14:4)
In a nutshell, Prayer is the key to our blessings as a people. Prayer is the key to the attraction of our people. Prayer is the key to the greatness of our people. Prayer is the key to the health of our people. Prayer is the key to the establishment of our people. Prayer is the key to the triumph of our people and finally prayer is the key to the greatness of our services. It is time to join me as we build our lives according to this heavenly pattern. For now all I ask is that you give us one hour of uninterrupted prayers daily for the establishment of his kingdom on the earth. I guarantee you, your life will never remain the same.