In one of my previous blogs, I talked about all manner of prayers while looking at the whole armour of God. In today’s blog however, I will be looking at the authority of the believer’s prayer.
One of the ways we as believers release God’s power on earth is through prayers. When believers use their authority in the place of prayers, great things happen.
… for tremendous power is released through the passionate, heartfelt prayer of a godly believer!
James 5 16B TPT
This verse, making reference to healing also applies to every other area. You, as a believer can pray for the sick and they recover ( that includes you as well ).
Mark 16:15- 18 gives us a list of things we as believers in Christ are called to do and what we have authority over. You are called as a believer to take the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. As a Christian, signs follow you, not the other way round. You have authority over every power of Satan, you have authority over sickness and disease, you have authority over deadly poison.
Also in Acts 12: 5 we see another example of what happens when believers put their authority to use. The chapter opens by telling us how king Herod began to persecute the church and how he got James killed. The persecution of the church and the attempt to stop the work of the kingdom of God is not a recent occurrence . It has been from the time of the early church and through those times, the church has always stood to advance the kingdom, through , preaching the gospel, and prayers.
When James was killed, the Jewish people were so pleased that Herod decided to arrest Peter and put him in prison ( with the intention of killing him as well ) . That’s when the church prayed. The King James version used the phrase
“but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.”. Acts 12 : 5
While this could be said to be continuous prayers, it can also be seen as prayers that expect results which is the prayer of faith. Knowing that their prayers would change a course of action, they prayed. They did not pray, hoping their prayer would change a cause of action, they prayed because they knew their prayers would change the cause of action. They did not take a back seat, hoping something might happen, they prayed believing for change, and that is why you find the word’ but’ in that verse, their prayers changed the course of events. Prayer changes things. This was the type of prayer Elijah prayed according to James 5:17 NLT
“Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years!”
Elijah understood his authority and used it. In this generation and time, every believer is called to use their authority in praying for the nations, for governments, for leaderships, for the church, for the kingdom of God to be established here on earth.
Too many voices are speaking so much rubbish and the voices that matter are quiet due to ignorance, intimidation or whatever else. If you are a believer in Christ, it is time to use your authority in the place of prayers.
Every believer need to affect their sphere of influence by praying the will of God
“Manifest your kingdom realm, and cause your every purpose to be fulfilled on earth, just as it is fulfilled in heaven.”
Matthew 6:10 TPT
4 thoughts on “The authority of the believer’s prayer”
Oh no. We are gradually allowing the effects of the end times erode our values. Many fall and fail to realise that though we are many, we are one with Christ Who sitteth in High places in Heaven because of naivety, ignorance and circumstances. Thanks Kay . We really need to take back our birthright through prayers.
Thank God for His word which reminds us of who we are and what we have in Him x
AWESOME Kay on believers authority this has soo blessed me !!! Thank you 🙏🏼
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I am so pleased to hear that this post blessed you. Thank you for sharing it with me xx