MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters, Lagos, Nigeria.
Wednesday Manna Water Service
February 8th, 2023.
Topic: THE PROBLEM OF PRAYER UNDERDOSE
Text:1 Kings 18:41-44, Luke 18:1-7
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O. MFM Worldwide)
Right there, listen to me very carefully. The Bible tells us categorically that when you ask, you will receive. Prayer is asking and receiving. It is communication – talking with God, making request, receiving answers and directives from God. It is building a relationship with God by spending quality time with Him. Jesus taught His disciples to pray by saying “Our Father, who art in heaven.” You cannot refer to somebody as your Father when you have no relationship with that person. So when you say God is your Father, it means you have a relationship with Him.
We go to a mysterious and deep passage in scriptures. Elijah had challenged the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel. He stood as a one man army and confronted 850 occultic prophets. You will need to be strong to stand alone in one corner and 850 occultic propehts are staring at you. He had confronted them. There had been no rain for year. Elijah now wanted to pray so that there would be rain. That is the background to our working scripture.
What kind of prayer position was that? Elijah prayed seven times. He prayed the first time, told his servant to check, and kept doing that till the seventh time. He had seven prayer sessions which brought down the rain. There is nothing as deep and mysterious as prayer.
– A platform for waging war against the kingdom of darkness.
– The place where the power of God is acquired and sustained. There has never been any personal, family and country revival without prayer.
– The key that can unlock any closed door.
– The antidote against anxiety, worry and the cares of this life. Through prayers, you can enact laws, suspend laws, and move away and uproot.
– A sanitiser. It cleanses the environment so that God can move unhindered.
– Introduces people to high places where they would not have been on their own. Daniel prayed till he got his answers and he got the verdict of the enemy.
– Will take you to the place where your voice is not heard so that heaven will obey the earth, because you have prayed about it.
– Charges you like electricity.
– The key in the hands of faith.
– The release of the energies of God.
The refuge of affliction, the strength of weakness and the wealth of poverty.
– can arrest the wings of time.
– has no respect for any enemy. But that prayer is hard work.
– is a weapon in the hour of conflict.
– is a defence in the moment of peril.
– is powerful.
– can sound where there is no voice to support you.
Raise up your right hand to the heavenlies and decree this loud and clear:
• O God, arise! Raise a voice for me where I have no voice, in the name of Jesus!
Now I want to hear the voices of all the students here. If you are a student, I want you to shout this loud and clear and shout:
• O God, arise! Raise a voice for me where I have no voice, in the name of Jesus!
Elijah prayed seven times, before the little cloud looking like a man’s hand appeared, and rain began to fall.
– which of the seven prayers brought the rain? Was it number one? Number two? Number three? Or number seven?
– What if Elijah had stopped prayers after number six?
– would there have been a seventh prayer?
– Did that mean that the first six prayers had been wasted prayers without the seventh?
– Would there have been a seventh prayer without the sixth?
This is deep. It means that many prayer investments can be wasted if one last prayer is omitted. If you need 14 prayer doses, and you stop at the 13th, that 14th you did not do will waste the other 13th. Medical doctors normally prescribe several doses of any drug. Which of the doses bring the cure? Is it the first? Or the last? Or all of them? Can a person take the last dose without the first dose?
The mystery of prayer is this: there is never any overdose of prayer but underdose. You can never over pray, you can only under pray. The bottom line is this: prayers can be in doses. I am praying this strange prayer, I do not know who this is for:
🔥 Any witchcraft padlock assigned against your destiny, shall scatter! in the name of Jesus.
There is an episode in Luke 18. This widow was going to the judge everyday to say “avenge me of my adversary”. Prayer can trouble heaven. Did not the Bible say those who are Jehovah rememberers should not give Him peace? Luke 18 talks about day and night prayers. It also shows us that sometimes the Father can bear long with petitions. Jesus did not say which petition and why, but sometimes the Father bears long but still, He will answer. He also talked about those who keep crying not just at day but at night as well. They cry not only in the day, they stand also in the darkest hours of the night.
They pray in good times of the day, as well as trying moments of the night. There is a secret here: it means for some problems, day prayers might not be sufficient dose. Some conditions may require day and night doses.
Sometimes, people have held prayer vigils, and when the answers did not come quickly, they gave up on the prayer vigils. Or many will cry just in the day and because they have no answers yet, they will just keep quiet. They have not mastered that for some troubles, they need both day and night doses.
Meaning that if you have been trying just the day dose, or you have been doing daily night doses, try the prescription of Jesus here: day and night.
Listen carefully: the very potency of a drug is not sufficient reliance. The wrong application of a good drug can become very dangerous and even drug abuse. Then if somebody takes just one dose of a prescription that is meant to run for ten days, it may not make their condition better. Infact, it could even make it quicker for them to die.
The Bible says that Elijah prayed again and heaven gave rain. What brought the rain? It was not just the prayer, but praying again and again and again. He prayed up to seven times.
Some problems will not respond to just one dose of prayer. Sometimes, we labour to pray, but when the answer is a bit slow to come or heaven looks adamant, Christians give up in premature frustration, not knowing that the doses are just building up. The prayers they pray have probably just put a spiritual termite inside the wood and the termite is already eating it; but it needs other extra termite to finish up the wood. Keep praying.
Daniel began to pray and his prayer was answered on day 1, and an angel was sent to bring an answer to him. As far as heaven was concerned, it was business over. He ask and he had received. But in the second heaven, the abode of wickedness, there stood an angel of darkness to confront the angel bringing the answer to Daniel. But thank God Daniel did not keep quiet. He supplied more and more doses. He gave 21 doses before something could happen, because the prayers were being confronted in the second heavens.
This is a challenge to all of us. If a prophet with the status of Elijah could pray not just once but kept praying again and again, we need to do more in our days. The bank of rain in heaven, and the bank of blessings in heaven may be waiting for not just prayer dose, but plenty prayer doses. If it worked for Elijah, it would work for us. That is why there is still no power that can contest with the united prayer we pray in church. Prayer is an extraordinary privilege and so when we come together to pray, extraordinary things take place.
The dynamic of prayer is so strange. It really operates in an amazing manner. The Lord says “one of you shall chase a thousand. Two of you shall put ten thousand to flight”. So when you are on your own, you just pray in the house, you do not want to join God’s people in the church, you will chase the enemy but just a thousand. But when two gather, they put ten thousand to flight. When more than two gather, they put millions to flight. So, the united prayer is dosing the enemy to a standstill.
Today, make up your mind not to give up on any item you have been praying about. Maybe, the doses have not yet been correctly given.
Malaria is a very serious problem in this part of the world. People are sometimes given drugs for malaria with prescriptions. Some people take the first dose and because they begin to feel better, they do not use the rest. Then the malaria makes a serious comeback because they did not take the sufficient dose to get rid of the malaria. Many do not know that malaria operates in two places: in the blood and the liver.
When you take the drugs, it may clear the one in the blood away and the person feels better. But malaria parasite is still in the liver. And the parasite is so demonic that it multiplies in that liver and finds its way back to the blood again. But if the person continues the dose, it would kill the one in the blood and in the liver. This is why some people are still struggling at the altar of prayer.
Make up your mind that if you have been battling an issue, you continue to give it doses of prayer till it is solved.
1. Powers giving the name God did not give to me, you are liars, die! in the name of Jesus.
2. Powers, assigned to destroy my joy, die! in the name of Jesus.
3. Powers transferring their problems into my life, carry your load! in the name of Jesus.
4. Voices from the grave, calling my name, die! in the name of Jesus.
God bless you🙏