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Prayer After the Fall – Genesis 3:9-13.

Sin messed things up big time, if ever you wanted a lesson in how not to pray, well here it is!

All Prayer in the Bible

But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3:9-13 NRSV)

This is man’s first conversation with God after The Fall.

God initiates the conversation and gives both the man and woman chance to repent. Instead they evade God’s questions.

You could say this is one of the best examples…

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Prayer Before the Fall – Genesis 3:8.

The first of my blogs looking at All Prayer in the Bible.

All Prayer in the Bible

They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. (Genesis 3:8 NRSV)

In this first post I shall be looking at what prayer was like before The Fall. This actually says a massive amount about what prayer is, and how a life a prayer is in fact just a life ‘walking’ with God. I shall be looking at the effects of The Fall in the next post.

God was accustomed to meet with Adam and Eve ‘at the time of the evening breeze’, which is the beginning of the Hebrew day. Christians in the West in particular seem to think that they have to spend time with God first thing in the morning. The times I prefer are…

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Defining Prayer.

Here is the first post on a new blog I have started in which I shall work through All Prayer in the Bible. I thought the best place to start was to define prayer.

All Prayer in the Bible

How am I going to define prayer for the purpose of this study.

This is the beginning of the definition given in Easton’s Bible Dictionary,

‘Prayer, is converse with God; the intercourse of the soul with God, not in contemplation or meditation, but in direct address to him. Prayer may be oral or mental, occasional or constant, ejaculatory or formal.’

This is a very good description of prayer, but not quite the one I shall use. For the purpose of this study I shall define prayer as follows.

‘Prayer is our part in any conversation with God that does not wholly consist of an act praise or worship. It acknowledges that God is the greater partner in the relationship and we are the lesser partner.’

This is a very broad definition of prayer which is intentional. I know from my own personal experience that I do not just pray when…

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ONE BY ONE BY ONE

One voice, or a few voices with God is amazingly powerful. Let’s speak out God’s word and make it happen. This is a fantastic blog post by John Noble of Stockport House of Prayer.

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Beloved,never underestimate the power of your voice.

It is not a question of volume,it is an issue of anointing.As a believer your voice is anointed,the words that you speak convey enormous spiritual influence.I have seen whole regions change simply because an obedient person spoke forth a decree.

I have seen huge gatherings which have made very little impact,and I have seen a small handful of believers standing in agreement and obedient to the call of God that have sparked revival.

You never know the impact that your words will have when amplified and multiplied by God.

In fact,the only time that they will have no impact is if you decide not to speak out at all.

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Two Dreams

I first posted this blog on 22nd September 2012 and I’m feeling that it is time to share the dreams again. I hope you are blessed and encouraged by them.

The Bountiful Reaper

I have recently had two dreams where God was speaking to me.  This is extremely significant, as God does not normally speak to me through dreams.  The first one I had on 24th August and the second on the 20th September.

The First Dream.

I was somewhere in Africa on a crusade with an evangelist.

The first thing that happened was that I went back to the room where I was sleeping and there were two robbers there one of whom was carrying a knife, all I could do was to pray out loud and take authority in Jesus’ name which I did.  I told them that they had to put the knife down which they did, and then that they had to repent and follow Jesus, I barely shared the basics about becoming a Christian but they repented of their sins and gave their lives to Jesus.

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7th – 13th October 2013 – Isaiah 6:1-13. – God’s Glorious Holiness.

The Kingdom Revival prayer outline for 7th – 13th October 2013.

Kingdom Revival Prayer

Worship Focus: Isaiah 6:1-4.

Whether or have had a direct encounter with either the Father, or the Lord Jesus in heavenly glory or not, you cannot get away from the force of this encounter that Isaiah has with God. Let’s praise and worship God together for who he is, completely holy, glorious beyond measure and yet merciful enough to let us be touched by his glory.

Word Focus: Isaiah 6:1-13.

This is one of the awesome encounters with God’s glory that we find in the Bible, and that some like myself have experience since. In a true encounter with the glory of God there will be certain hallmarks of that encounter.
  • When God manifests his glory is has weight. In this encounter we do not read of Isaiah’s position (was he standing, seated or face down), but in all other Biblical accounts when a person describes their position and from…

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30th September – 6th October 2013 – Isaiah 61:1-4 – A Blueprint for Revival.

This Kingdom Revival Prayer outline for 30th September – 6th October 2013 – Isaiah 61:1-4 – A Blueprint for Revival.

Kingdom Revival Prayer

A while back we prayed through part of Isaiah 9 thinking about Jesus incarnation as we celebrated the birth of Prince George. Here from Isaiah’s prophecy, part of which Jesus proclaimed as he started his ministry, we have ‘A Blueprint for Revival’.

Worship Focus: Isaiah 61:1-4.

We should worship God both for who he is and for what he does, this week we shall do the latter. Let’s worship Jesus, the Good News, who mends us, releases us, comforts us, gladdens us, plants us, builds us, raises up and restores us. I am sure you can find at least one reason to worship the Lord from this list!

Word Focus: Isaiah 61:1-4 – A Blueprint for Revival.

In this passage we have a blueprint for revival and how it happens. It starts with one person or a few people, who then impact other people, this then impacts a whole city…

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