Tremendous Power

Our prayers make tremendous power available dynamic in their workings says James 5:16. One of the greatest things you can do as a believer is pray for ministers, especially your Pastor. When we pray for the ministers in the Body of Christ, revelation knowledge surely increases and the amount of revelation the Body of Christ walks in determines the amount of victory people walk in.

 

How do we pray for our ministers? Paul teaches us throughout the Epistles. He tells us in Colossians 4:2-4 to do a number of things. First he says that we should watch. Watching is a place in prayer where you are attentive to God and the surroundings, like the Old Testament watching on the wall of a city. He also told us to pray for doors of utterance. When a minister receives a door of utterance that means something from Heaven has been opened to them and they are speaking from Heaven. He also says to pray that the minister would make known the mysteries and that they would make it manifested or demonstrated. There are things God wants to show that are hidden and things He would like to demonstrate to bless His people. Some of the same things are also mentioned in Ephesians 6:18-20. It is very clear that our prayers for ministers can bring clearer utterance, cause them to speak more boldly and that they would make known mysteries to the Body of Christ. So, you and I need to do our part and pray so that the ministers can receive what the Holy Spirit has for them to give the Body of Christ.

 

You can see now it is not just up to ministers to do all the work. I know from personal experience that the amount of utterance or how much revelation that comes to a group doesn’t just depend on the minister. God can give a minister a Word in due season to refresh the hearer (Is 50:4) Also, when prayer is made, the minister will speak boldly as He ought to speak. This is what happened in the book of Acts and it produced miracles. Acts 4:13 says when they saw the boldness of Peter and John…

 

As far as mysteries are concerned, I Corinthians 4:1 says that ministers are stewards of the mysteries of God. As a steward of that mystery, the ministers could speak them forth as they are fortified by the prayer of the people. You can see all these things are stored up for the Body of Christ, but it takes prayer to release them. It seems God can do nothing until someone prays. Let’s pray!

Pastor Mark Garver