BLESSED BEYOND CURSE (PART 23C) – THE SEAL OF JABEZ (2)
You are one sentence away from your complete transformation. The prayer of Jabez was a one sentence prayer. You can pray a one-sentence prayer that will change your life for good. Take a decision to be keeping journals; ‘reading maketh a man, discussion a ready man, writing an exact man’. If you are not learning you are not ready to live. Run away from those who don’t place value on learning because such people are capable of leading you to hell. If you are a single lady, don’t marry a man who does not place value on learning, he is not qualified to marry you because he is a bad brand, an evil seal. One of the most important decisions in life is the choice of a right spouse. Be open to the instructions of wisdom and cultivate the habit of seeking godly counsel before taking any major decision especially in your choice of life partner and the Holy Spirit will help you. If you are not learning, you are not ready to lead.
Prayer is the key. Jesus started his ministry with prayer and ended it with prayer. If Jesus relied on his Father to get things done, you need God more, much more than you realize it. There is little you can accomplish without prayer but you can do all things after you have prayed because you can do all things though Christ who strengthens you. The supernatural empowerment you need to accomplish so much on earth can only be achieved through prayer. When we pray, God moves. One of the strongest weapons for destroying evil seals is the weapon of prayer. Jabez had an evil seal that followed him everywhere he went – everything about him was sorrow and distress. But one day, he rose up to say enough is enough! I am going to be the most distinguished of my siblings. He defined what he wanted. You can never find what you have not defined. Many people want to be something but they cannot really define what they want to be. It was this definition that gave Jabez this powerful one-sentence prayer which contains everything you need to be successful in life. In the place of prayer, you require to know exactly what you want. Prayer is supposed to be an expression of wisdom but in many cases, it turns out to be an expression of foolishness. God does not celebrate foolishness; he cannot endorse anything that is out of his purpose. James 5:16 says, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (KJV). The Living Bible says, “The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results” while the Amplified version puts it thus, “The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic in its working)”. Your prayer must be effectual, fervent and heartfelt; it is only a heartfelt prayer that gets things done, the prayer of importunity. If you are living right with God, you will become unstoppable. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
ACTION POINT:- Identify any stubborn challenge in your life and earnestly pray for a positive turn around using the power in the Name of Jesus. Expect your miracle.
TO BE CONTINUED.