A Call to Your War Room
Prayer is Your Most Powerful Weapon
Jeremiah 33 : 1 - 3
If there is ever a need for PRAYER, it is NOW – in our nation, in our homes, in our communities in our churches & in our lives! Matthew 6: 6; Ephesians 6: 10 – 18 is nothing but a call for us to go to the War Room for prayer. In the natural a War Room is a place where the politicians, the president and all those in high ranking military officers attend to discuss;
1. Should we go to war?
2. If we go to war what does our casualties look like
3. What does our enemy look like, what are their weak areas?
4. How can we win this WAR ?
In the spirit our WAR ROOM is a War Room of prayer, which must be developed, and nurtured under the direction of the holy spirit–If we are to experience Victory Have you found a place of prayer? Do you have a WAR ROOM? – a private place where you go daily to talk to the Lord and Him talk to you ?
PRAYER IS YOUR MOST EFFECTIVE WEAPON
We are living in realities of WAR ZONES, sometimes my work is a warzone, sometimes my home is a war zone, sometimes the church is a war zone, life requires that we have WAR ROOMS – places where we wage spiritual war against the forces of darkness on our knees!
Jesus calls us to our ‘War Rooms’ of prayer in Matthew 6: 6
Matthew 6:6 - "But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Jeremiah 33: 1 – 3 – “While he was still confined in the guard’s courtyard, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time: “The Lord who made the earth, the Lord who forms it to establish it, Yahweh is His name, says this: 3 Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.”
What does your prayer life look like? Was it ‘COLD’ ‘LUKEWARM’, or ‘HOT’
Where would you like to be in your prayer life? I want to encourage you to tell you, Go into your personal War Room, strategize and allow God to download into you !
LET’S LOOK AT THE BACKDROP OF THIS TEXT JEREMIAH 33
The prophet Jeremiah, who was the prophet to Judah during the critical years from 626 to 586 B.C.; he fulfilled his ministry of proclaiming God’s judgment against the people of Judah for their idolatry, their unfaithfulness to God, and their disobedience of His will. If you remember when Jeremiah was in prison for preaching God’s unpopular message
Though Jeremiah was shut up in bondage, the word of God was “not bound. And Jeremiah continued to cry loud the judgement of God
Let’s take a deeper dive into the next three points:
ENGAGE IN THE PRACTICE OF PRAYER
Simply put you can’t just talk about you want to pray but you must actively participate.
Vs.3a – “Call to Me,” is the practice of prayer (the very essence of prayer) The word call here is action word you must do something, CALL, PRAY · to pray one must “Call unto the Lord” – it is a Pathway of daily encountering and meeting the Lord, so you can hear God, and God can hear you.
You must have a War Room a place
PRAYER IS ANTICIPATED BY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
Jesus began his teaching on prayer by using this phrase in Matthew 6 “When you pray” ; notice He did not say “If you pray” that let’s us know that God is waiting on us to pray, he’s waiting on us to go in our secret closets, close everything and everybody else out and Call to Him, I wanna ask you when was the last time you went into your secret place to pray to God
Our Heavenly Father is THE LORD – He is the eternal covenant-keeping God who is all-powerful – he is all knowing, he will do just what he said. Prayer is your responsibility, answering your prayer is God’s responsibility.
You need to practice staying out of God’s business, and letting God be God!
“Call to ME” - This is a command. – this is not a request, nor is it a suggestion God is waiting on your appearance in His presence in. prayer… see prayer is voluntary, it’s a choice, it is an act of loving obedience
Prayer is Communicating with our Heavenly Father. “Call to Me” – this is the expression of God’s heart for you to have communion with Him; You are not talking “at a thing;” You are communicating with the personal God of the Universe!
EXPECT THE POWER FROM PRAYER
Notice – when you CALL ON THE LORD in the Practice of prayer (Matthew 6: 6), you will experience the PROMISE of His answer – and you can RAISE YOUR EXPECTATION of the POWERFUL DEMONSTRATION all because you prayed.
Vs. 3c - “Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.”
The primary purpose of prayer is not to release God's provision; it is to reveal God's Presence. Prayer is not to be used for ‘getting things’ from God, but it is to experience the mysterious Presence and Promises of God!
Understand: The purpose of prayer is not to tell God what we want from him, but rather to allow God to tell us what he wants from us. As Jesus taught us in what is called, The Lord's Prayer, we are not to pray to get ‘our will’ done in heaven. We are to pray to get “God's will done on earth.”
“I will show you great…. Things” “Great’" speaks of “power, value, and importance”
The primary goal of a believer is know God’s will for their life, for situations once you know the will of God then you can walk out your purpose.