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Fan The Flame – Pray Out Loud

Pastor Phil Derstine 1-2-22

 

Happy New Year! – 2022

·      LIGHT – 22 bowls to hold the oil in the candlesticks

·      Numbers 3:39 – 22,000 Levites to do priestly work

·      Number of Completion - 22 letters in Hebrew alphabet

·      Fall Feasts (Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles) – 22 days

·      22 Chapters in Revelation – “Behold I am coming soon”

 

Fan into Flame the Gift of God that is in you

·      II Timothy 1:6 (NIV) “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you, through the laying on of my hands.”

·      (KJV) Stir up the gift of God, which is in you…”

·      Literally:  excite the gift”  “awaken the gift”

  • I Corinthians 6:19 “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.”
  • I Timothy 4:14Neglect not the gift that is in thee…”
  • I Peter 4:10 “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

Praying Always – Prayer is the Oxygen that keeps the Fire of God burning!

·      Re-establish relationship through communication

·      Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

·      Supplication (Gr: Deesis) – strong, continued, incessant pleadings until the prayer is answered.

·      Pray without ceasing (I Thess. 5:17), Continue in prayer (Col. 4:2), Continuing instant in prayer  (Rom. 12:12), Watch unto prayer (I Pet. 4:7), Men ought always to pray and not to faint. (Luke 18:1)

·      Breath Prayers – “Thank You Jesus” “I love you Jesus” “Lord, I give you honor & praise” “I trust you today”

 

Pray Out Loud – Power of Declaration!

·      Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way     prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”

·      Mark 11:23 “Whosoever SHALL SAY unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall        not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever HE SAITH.”

·      Ezekiel 37:3 (NIV) “He asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’  I said, ‘O Sovereign Lord, you alone know.’  (4) Then He said to me, ‘Prophesy to these bones and say to them, Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD!

·      II Corinthians 1:20 “For not matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ.  And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

·      Matthew 17:21 “Howbeit, this kind goeth not out by by prayer and fasting.”(cure for unbelief)

·      I John 5:14 (NIV) This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask any thing according to His will, he hears us. (15)  And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.”

·      Psalm 81:10 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”