The Bible says, “Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children” (Isa. 66:8). There is a correlation between your travailing and birthing of spiritual babies which can be miracles or physical interventions. We need people who will groan before a new nation can be birthed. That is what the Church should be doing and not organizing jamborees. Groan for your miracle.
At the tomb of Lazarus where Jesus was confronted with a stinking situation, he gave thanks. He moved from groaning to thanksgiving. Jesus thanked the Father saying, I know that you have heard me. The Father had the voice of groaning. Thanksgiving is a type of prayer – prayer of thanksgiving. In one prayer session, Jesus groaned in the spirit, gave thanks aloud, thereafter he gave a command. There is a commanding prayer.
Today, a lot of people are taught to command without going through the process of groaning and thanksgiving. Such prayers become mechanical. If you give commands based on the scripture in Isa. 45:11, concerning the works of my hand, command ye me? A lot of preachers have missed it based on this scripture – ‘money, come now in Jesus name!’ Never you get into commanding until your spirit has connected. In just one session of prayer, you can veer into seven dimensions!
Prayer is a spiritual exercise. Until you connect, whatever you say is off point. It cannot cross the roof. What caused the groaning of Hannah? It was caused by the pains she was going through, the mockery, the caricature. Come to a point in your life where you will stand your ground and challenge whatever is not working according to the purpose of God in your life. During the process of groaning, there is a heavy burden which your mouth cannot even utter. Hannah was faced with the high priest who accused her of drunkenness. The burden in your heart leads to groaning and if you are baptized in the Holy Ghost, it is a plus because it makes it easier for you to groan in the spirit. It is easier for you to transfer the weight or burden you are carrying into tongues, at that point, even when you try to stop, you find it difficult to do so.
- Heavenly Father, empower me by your spirit to overcome (mention any specific challenge in your life) as I pray in tongues now in Jesus’ name.
- Pray in tongues for 15 minutes.
TO BE CONTINUED……..