KEY SCRIPTURE: “Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offences, your sins) pray (also) one for another, that you may be healed, and restored to a spiritual tone of mind and heart. The earnest (heartfelt) continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available (dynamic) in its working” AMP BIBLE. James 5:16.
The second part of our opening scripture gives us an age long truth to exercise authority. Authority is the right to use power. Well, authority without power makes you extremely vulnerable.
Our opening scripture says the righteous man who prays from his heart and continues praying makes tremendous power available. In another sense he saturates himself with power. This is dynamic in its action. This means the power is not passive or dormant but very active, operative and brings results.
Prayer does not just go to God, it makes you to be enveloped in power. Sadhu Sundar Singh of India said, ‘praying makes God brood over you, like a mother hen broods over its chicks’. The more you pray, the more you are transformed to be like God’. Our Lord Jesus was a man of prayer. This is what the scripture testified about Him “And they were all amazed, and spoke among themselves saying, what a word is this! For with authority and power he commanded the unclean spirits and they came out“(Mark 1:27). Jesus did not only have words, he had power backing his words. We learn from the revelation in James 5:16 that his passionate prayer preparations provided power to prevail.
To reign in life you need to have power, supernatural power. Do not be a lazy Christian, spend time in His presence like the Lord Jesus did. Somebody said, “Authority is the right to command and be obeyed”. Power always give substance to authority.
Give yourself continually to prayer and you would never want power to exercise your rights.
Indeed a passionate, persistent prayer, preparations, provides power to prevail perpetually. I dedicate my life to prayer and I will never be ignored in this life.
Luke 3:21” Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,”
Acts 6:4 “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word”.