The Power of Intercessory Prayer

What is intercession? First of all, intercession is sacrificial prayer. It focuses less on you and more on others. It asks God’s power to be unleashed throughout the world.

Intercessory prayer involves spiritual warfare. Our battle is not against flesh and blood, and it is not fought with carnal weapons. We win these battles on our knees!

In 2 Corinthians 10: 3 – 5 we read:-

We are humans, but we don’t wage war as humans do.

We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

Through intercessory prayer, you can subdue the forces of hell and render Satan powerless, because “the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling sown of strongholds!”

Through Intercession, you can change the course of history. Through prayer and intercession, you can touch your community and impact your world.

God has placed all that He is and has at your disposal in prayer.

No principality or power can stand against the person who knows how to pray.

The Power of Intercessory Prayer is an e-book in .pdf format and costs only £1.00.

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

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Never Under-Estimate the Power of Prayer

Once there was a young girl who decided to take a short cut home from school. The fastest way to her house was to cut through a bush road.

The girl approached the Bush road.

She saw a man standing like he was waiting for someone. She said a prayer:-

“Dear God please lead me through this bush road safe and unharmed. Amen.”
The girl walked through the bush and past the man.

Later on that night, she was watching the news. She saw that same man had rape and murdered a young girl.

The police said the man told them another girl had passed through the bush 10 minutes before.

They asked him why he didn’t attack the first girl.
He said, “There was a man walking beside her!”
As the girl was saying her prayer, the Holy Spirit came down to walk with her – and thus protect her from being raped and/or murdered.

Never ever underestimate the Power of Prayer, for God and the Holy Spirit will always hear them.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

There Is Power in the Word of God

I am very pleased to be able to share with you our Kindle book – ‘There is Power in the Word of God’ – which has been written by Angelene Jacob. Angelene is a lay preacher from Durban, South Africa.

The Word of God – the Bible – has great power. This kindle book will provide you with some wonderful truths, from which you will greatly benefit if you take the time to inwardly digest and use His Words – The Word of God – in your daily life.

To download ‘There is Power in the Word of God’ for only £1.99 just take a look at:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G5H4TN6

Have a wonder-full joy-filled Sunday as you praise and worship our Lord

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Don’t Quit

For many years I have carried around a poem called “Don’t Quit.”

One of the lines says, “Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit – It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.” In our darkest hour it’s hard to see the end of our circumstance.

All we can think of is our conditions worsening. But it’s usually at this time that our greatest growth can occur if we’ll see the moment as a growth opportunity.

If we’ll see it as a time to learn how to control our thoughts toward an ideal that we cherish.

One thing I share with people who seek my advice when they think their life has come apart, is to help them understand the power that even the tiniest of actions can have when taken in a negative situation.

Remember in Science class when we learned that “a body at rest tends to remain at rest or a body in motion tends to remain in motion.” This is especially true when overcoming circumstances because “paralysis” usually keeps us in the condition longer than we’d like.

But even more important, is that once we’ve started in motion, even though it may not seem like much, know this – it’s now only a matter of time before you’re out, totally out, of the situation that is causing you difficulty.

Let me repeat that again so you really understand the power of these words: Once you’ve started your move onward and upward, you can literally reduce your problem down to a matter of time before you’re out, totally out, of the situation that has got you down today.

And that’s worth thinking about!

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

The Power of Prayer

“TO TRAVEL hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson.

The religious journey has something of this “feel” about it. It is not that spiritual goals are unimportant, of course, but the great blessing is really to know that you are travelling in the right direction. If this is true for individual pilgrimages, it applies to corporate situations too.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish,” it says in the book of Proverbs. Where there is no sense of direction in events, the same is true. How desperately we all try to see the right direction for the greater peace of what used to be Yugoslavia, but confusion and contumacy reign. In
Ireland over the years of the Troubles, direction has been lost in sectarian feuds and traditional but unquestioned religious hostility.

There was a sense of puzzlement throughout the nation on that Wednesday when interest rates went up and down in rapid but perplexing succession. Had we lost our economic sense of direction?

When we lose our way in both personal and corporate situations, we can experience a lostness and a meaninglessness that is devastating.

There was a time when Mary Magdalene found herself looking in the wrong direction. Her weeping eyes were focused on the tomb and her
missing Lord. Then she turned round and, looking in the other direction, she found herself face to face with the living Lord. This was a turning-point indeed for Mary.

One of the “eternal verities” is the belief that God’s grace and power can completely change the direction of lives.

“I met a man,” said the late and great Dr John White, referring to his encounter with Jesus. That was the secret of his robust conviction. The
vocabulary of faith includes words such as renewal, regeneration, redemption and reconciliation. They testify to the fact that, through grace, everything can change – aims, attitudes reactions, relationships, even indeed our whole philosophy of life.

Change is the action of God, but Jesus encouraged and indeed commanded his followers to contribute to the possibility  of change in people and in situations by importunate prayer.

“The prayer of a good man is powerfully effective,” said James, as is equally the prayer of a good woman.

No wonder St Paul says to the Thessalonians: “Pray without ceasing,” or Tennyson to us all, “More things are wrought by prayer. than this world dreams of.”

(Rev Dr Denis Duncan)

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

 

The Healing Power of Laughter

The health benefits of laughter have become widely recognised in recent years. People feel less pain after a good laugh because (research suggests) it releases chemicals that act as a natural pain-killer.

Physical benefits of laughter have been found to include a drop in stress hormones and less risk of heart disease. Mental and social benefits include less anxiety and stress, improved mood and enhanced group bonding.

Humour helps us to keep a positive outlook in difficult situations, disappointments and loss. More than that, laughter gives us the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope. It really is contagious – just hearing laughter primes your brain and readies you to smile. It dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry or sad when you are laughing.

Humour gets you out of your head and away from your troubles. Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. But you can learn to laugh at any stage of life.

Smiling is the beginning of laughter. It can help to set aside special times to seek out humour and build from there. Pay attention to children and emulate them. They are experts on playing, taking life lightly and laughing.

The old advice to “count your blessings” will distance you from negative thoughts. When you hear laughter, move towards it. Share your embarrassing moments. The best way to take yourself less seriously is to talk about times when you took yourself too seriously.

There are now hundreds of non-profit laughter clubs world-wide, including many in the UK.

Philip Barron

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

 

There is Power in the Word of God

The Word of God – the Bible – has great power. There is  Power in the Word of God will provide you with many wonderful truths, from which you will greatly benefit if you take the time to inwardly digest and use His Words – The Word of God – in your daily life.

There is Power in the Word of God (Kindle edition) costs only £1.53 and may be downloaded from:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G5H4TN6

This book is not intended as a replacement for your normal Bible study, rather it simply highlights certain Biblical passages which have great Power as you speak them – and read them.

Few of the Bible texts quoted in this book actually stand alone. Our intention is not for you to bypass reading the Bible on a daily basis.

Please take your time and look up each relevant text in your Bible (whichever version you may use) and be sure to read the scriptures before and after the texts mentioned in this book.

Most of the Bible Texts in this book come from the King James Version but very similar writings – even if slightly different Words are used – will be contained within all Bibles.

God Bless

 

Geoffrey