WELCOME TO THE MONTH OF THANKSGIVING!! At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father. Eph.5:20 WE HAVE MOVED!!! But you, beloved ... [make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher], praying in the Holy Spirit; Jude.1:20 We have moved in the Spirit We have moved Addresses We have moved in Capacity We have moved in Ability We have moved in Graces We have moved in Function We have moved in Ranks And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: Gen.26:13 We have transcended that level we were at, in the yesterdays! Hallelujah!
THE PLACE OF LABOURING AND TRAVAILING IN THE SPIRIT FOR VISION 400. What does it mean to labour or travail in the Spirit? Labouring in the spirit or travailing in the spirit refers to two things: Labouring in the spirit just means that you're working with the materials of the Spirit – the Word of God, prayer, encouragement, sharing with others. That's labour. When we teach/preach to people, when we study the Word of God and go out to visit and teach people the Word of God and encourage them and strengthen them, that's labouring in the Spirit, because it's a spiritual ministry. So, that's labouring in the Spirit. Now, the second thing is travailing in the Spirit – part of labouring in the Spirit; it means PRAYER. And, Paul said the same thing, he said, “my little children of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you” [Galatians 4:19]; he was talking about intercessory ministry [or] intercessory prayer. So, we call it travailing because you pray in tears – YOU CRY. You may say;“I thought if you prayed earnestly for a desired result, and you believe you have received, then you shall have what you asked for?” Emphatic yes!but you’re referring to a prayer of faith. Prayer of faith is when you pray like that and just expect that you got it – “whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye received them, and ye shall have them” [Mark 11:24]. That’s the prayer of faith, but intercessory prayer is different. The prayer of faith is for SOMETHING YOU WANT; it all depends on you, but intercessory prayer has to DO WITH SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS A DIFFERENT WILL. And, as a leader, you’ve got to intercede for your members. As a soulwinner, you've got to intercede for lost souls. That means you're praying for people who have their own will, and they may not be subject to the word of God. They may be rebellious sometimes; they may be childish sometimes. They may be unwilling to do the things they're supposed to be doing, which means you're going to have to intercede, because now you're asking God to do something that has to do with other people. You're praying for them, about them, for their sake. In that case, you can't just pray and run off; you're going to have to pray in intercession, which refers to this travail in the Spirit. Sometimes, you cry…sometimes, there are deep sighs; sometimes, it is as though you feel like you're in their very situation. When you intercede for others, sometimes you feel their pain. Sometimes, you feel as though you're even lost yourself when you're interceding for a lost man. When you're interceding for someone who's gone wayward, you feel like you're the one who's gone wayward. You feel the pain, see? So as you go out reaching all those that the Spirit has preordained to come across your path today, give attention to intercessory prayers. It's still our month of Expansion, expand in soulwinning: there's room for someone today to receive salvation. God bless you. #iExpand #Vision400 #NCRegion