Prayer is the engine room of the church and the oxygen of Heaven.
We continue in our "Winning Where it Matters" series with a message from Pastor Danny Lee about the language of Heaven and why it is so important for us to speak this language, too.
The language of Heaven is:
1. Full of His Word
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
If you want to capture the language of Heaven, then get into The Book. When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness in Matthew 4:1-11, he fought back and resisted the enemy by using the Word of God as a weapon. The Word of God is just as powerful in your mouth as it is in God’s because it is the Word of God. When we have a language full of the Word of God, we are in alignment with God.
"Our language can either hold us back or propel us into the future that God has for us." - Pastor Danny Lee
2. Void of Lack
"When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God." Acts 3:3-8 (NIV)
In the story of the lame beggar, Peter shows that even when it doesn't look like you have much, you have the greatest power residing within you: The Holy Spirit. This man thought he needed money, but what he really needed was a miracle. What may look like lack to you is abundance to God. God HAS everything and IS everything you need. God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He is your ultimate provider and can supply your every need and more. Because HE is lacking nothing, WE are lacking nothing.
"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing." Psalm 23:1 (NIV)
You have a good shepherd in Christ who will supply all of your needs.
3. Full of Faith
"Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ." Romans 10:17 (NIV)
In the story of Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52, the people around him were telling him to "be quiet" when he was crying out to Jesus to heal his blindness. But Bartimaeus had faith to believe that Jesus would heal him.
“'Go,' said Jesus, 'your faith has healed you.' Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road." Mark 10:52 (NIV)
Refuse to allow the condition around you to distort the clarity of Christ’s character. Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. No matter what is going on around you, God is still good. He’s still faithful, and He is still for you. Don’t let others around you discourage you. God’s not too busy for you. We have settled for the “at least": "At least you have this, at least you don't have that..." God has so much more for you than the “at least.” Cry out to Him. Seek the Lord. When you seek Him, you will find Him.
He will hear you, and He will answer your prayers.
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