Prayer Power

Pastor Damian Teachings

Prayer Power “…Elijah was as human as we are, yet he prayed….and he prayed again…” (James 5:17-18)   “Prayer changes things!” We’ve all heard that expression. Yet, we must ask ourselves, “Do I really believe that?” Imagine how powerful Elijah’s prayers were. He prayed and it didn’t rain for 3 ½ years! Then, he prayed again, and the rains came down! He impacted his nation politically, economically, spiritually, and even impacted the culture of his day! Can you imagine ONE PERSON having that kind of influence?   Elijah didn’t have this influence because he was so special. He had it because he heard from the Lord, believed; and acted on what he believed by PRAYING! Then, the miraculous happened! This is exactly the same potential that is available to every born-again believer in Jesus Christ! When the Spirit in us enlivens the Sword of the Spirit (Bible) when we read and meditate upon it, we will HEAR FROM GOD and come to the knowledge of His will. Once we’re armed with this, we must pray that what we’ve been shown actually happens! This is what it means to have a prayer-life.   When believers form a habit of hearing from …

If

Pastor Damian Teachings

“If” “If my people…will humble themselves…and pray…” (2 Chron. 7:14) Who can adequately fathom the magnitude of the great promises of God? They are gigantic, powerful, all-encompassing; they enable us to become partakers of the Divine Nature. Imagine all of God’s power, provision, wisdom, direction, instruction and guidance that is available to all His children – EVERYTHING we will ever need at any time! You could fill all the oceans with them and still have more promises to pour out! All of God’s promises; all of His abundance; all of His Kingdom blessings hinge upon one, little, two-letter word….”If.” When we think of the cost of prayer, we think of the time it takes to engage in it; the effort needed to schedule that time; and the time needed to spend in God’s Word to provide a foundation for all of our prayers. Sounds expensive, doesn’t it? Who has that kind of time? Surely, God knows my heart. If I had more time, I would be able to pray more. Yes, prayer is “expensive,” but I want you to take a moment to think of how expensive PRAYERLESSNESS is… When we don’t pray, all of heaven’s provision is stopped up. …

Digging Up Blessings in the Desert

Pastor Damian Teachings

“Digging Up Blessings In The Desert” “There the Israelites sand this song, Spring up O well…” (Num. 21:17-18) In our culture of high-speed internet and instant gratification, we complain when things don’t come to us quickly enough or when it just takes too much effort to get what we want. Sometimes we transfer that attitude over to the things of the Spirit. When God doesn’t answer quickly enough, or when it takes too much effort, we often conclude (wrongly) that it must not be God’s will to have what we’re asking for. What about when you’re in a desert? A desert is a place where there is no growth, no water, no food, the ground is hard and there are no prospects for improvement as far as the eye can see. How can you dig for blessings in this kind of environment? There was one answer for the Israelites, and there’s only one answer for us. BY FAITH! Let’s get the “picture” here. The Israelites were traveling through a desert in obedience to God’s direction. They desperately needed water. They had no prospects. All they had was a “location” where water was provided in the past by Moses. All they …