Scripture: Deuteronomy 2:24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday we established that our responsibility in taking our delivery of the prophetic word for the year is Prayer.

Today, we shall examine contending for your Prophetic word in prayer.

Our anchor scripture has this to say:

Deuteronomy 2:24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

Observed the clause contend with him in battle! Meaning fight, compete, vie, or battle it out. So, God will give you a thing and still want your participatory role of contending for what He has given to you.

However our contention is spiritual not physical.

The Bible said:

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Our weapon of contention are also not physical.

For the Bible said:

2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

And one of the weapon that is not carnal is prayer. A spiritual exercise that enable us put pressure on that which has been given to us by prophecy:
1 Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

Prayer is the primary role of our priesthood! Just like the old testament priest offer incense upon the altar of incense so also must we continue to offer prayers continually(1Thes.5:17).

Psalm 141: 2. Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

In prayer we give thanks and praises to God because that is what we have been wired to do as a believer. Our will is also given as act of surrender to God. Every man has a will! And it is a will that is fully surrender that attract the compassion of God.

Many times God has not helped some of us because our will is not fully surrender to the will of God and because God always respect our will, He has no choice than to leave us alone with our will! To have a successful prayer, we must yield our will and surrender it to the will of God.

This was exactly what Jesus did when He went to pray at Gethsemane! Jesus said:

Luke 22: 42. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

And finally we surrender our body! Our body is what provides accommodation for our spirit and our soul ( your will).

To have a successful prayer exercise, our body must be surrender to God. Have you noticed that any day you determined to fast and pray that is the day you feel the highest hunger?

But if your body is fully surrender to God, you can ignore the hunger and still go ahead with your prayers and fasting. It is only a body surrender to God that can shun immorality and whatever else could defiled the body. The Bible said:

Romans 12: 1. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! To pray and be heard your will must surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. So give your heart to Jesus Jesus today.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I surrender my will to yours, let your will be done in my life this year in the name of Jesus.
-Father, I obtain grace to contend for my prophetic word this year in Jesus name.

Prophetic Declaration:
– I prophesy the release of Grace to yield your body and entire life to the Lord for maximum results this year in the name of Jesus.
– I prophesy Supernatural recovery for all your losses in the name of Jesus.

Assignment : Discipline your body to be willing to surrender to the ministry of Prayer this year.

From your brother Alex
God bless you
Happy New Year!

By Matex

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