Never you say that prayer can fail.
Never you say that fasting can fail.
Never you say that confessing the Word can fail.
Never you say that praise can fail.
Never you say that faith can fail.
Saying all of these on the pretext that it is only by God’s Grace and Mercy is not Scripturally sound.
It is uncalled for to despise or denigrate valid spiritual activities because you think because of Grace and Mercy, they are irrelevant.
Equally unscriptural is to say things like, “When prayer fails, try praise” or “When confession fails, try fasting”.
No; THE PRINCIPLES OF THE KINGDOM DON’T FAIL, if you operate them accurately.
While we all must trust in GRACE and MERCY, we must not however despise or mellow down on spiritual activities.
One thing you will notice is that Biblically-pres
cribed spiritual activities often operate like siamese twins – they’re inseparable sometimes.
When you pray, you praise – Phil 4:6; when you fast, you pray – Matt.17:21; and when you’re praying, you will also need the ministry of the Word – Acts 4:23-31, Acts 6:4.
All of these spiritual activities put together have real and tangible effect in the Spirit realm, and they also pave way for the practical manifestation of GRACE AND MERCY.
Have you not read?
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Powerful scripture!!! Isn’t it? How do you come? Through PRAYER, and then you see GRACE AND MERCY manifest.
The early Apostles knew this:
And when they had PRAYED, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
They came to the Throne of Grace through PRAYER, and then see how they encountered GRACE.
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and GREAT GRACE WAS UPON THEM ALL.
Very strong!!! We also realize that you pray in order to experience THE MERCY OF GOD practically – Ps.90:14.
Everyone that came to Jesus during His earthly ministry who came in the quest for mercy always prayed Him, “Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me”.
Therefore it is VERY WRONG to be boycotting praying, fasting, confessing, praising, etc. while one is saying, “It’s only by God’s Grace and Mercy” or “It’s not by might nor by power but by my Spirit”.
No; prayer, fasting, confessing or praising are not “might or power” i.e. the energy of the flesh; they are, on the other hand, valid spiritual channels to release GRACE AND MERCY.
Keep praising and thanking,
while you ULTIMATELY look up to the GRACE AND MERCY of the Lord.
When you do this, then you will experience the desired change on the outside by the power of an endless life.
I hope this makes our weekend Sirs and Mas?