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WitH EVERY NEW YEAR, WE HAVE NEW YEAR RESOLUTION
THIS YEAR WE DONT WANT TO MAKE MISTAKES. WE WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
SO LET OUR RESOLUTION BE THAT JESUS WHATEVER I DO THIS YEAR, I WILL DO ITVWITH YOU AMEN

CONFESSION:

ROMANS 10 v9-10
IF WE BELIEVE AND CONFESS WE WILL BE SAVED.

WHAT IS CONFESSION
CONFESSION IS IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US
TO CONFESS MMEANS TO DECLARE ACKNOWLEDGE PROFESS ADMIT
ONE CONFESSES WHEN HE OPENLY DECLARES THAT HE IS CONVINCED IN THEIR HEART THAT A THING IS TRUE AND IS WILLING TO STAND UP TO MAKE AN OPEN COMMITMENT ABOUT IT AND LET OTHERS KNOW.

1 TIMOTHY 6 12,13
Lay HOLD ON ETERNAL LIFE TO WHICH YOU WERE ALSO CALLED AND HAVE CONFESSED THE GOOD CONFESSION IN THE PRESENCE OF MANY WITNESSES.

JAMES 5 v16
THEREFORE CONFESS YOUR SINS TO EACH OTHER AND PRAY FOR EACH OTHER SO THAT UOU MAY BE HEALED, THE PRAYER OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN IS POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE.

O HEAVENLY FATHER, THOU WHO ART FULL OF MERCY, THOU WHO DWELLETH IN THE HEAVENS, THOU WHO ART THE HIGH AND LOFTY ONE, LET YOUR DIVINE PRESENCE SHINE UPON US TODAY

I CONFESS WITH MY MOUTH THAT JESUS ISMY CHRIST AND KING
I CONFESS JESUS AS THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD MATTHEW 16 16

I CONFESS ACCORDING TO JOHN 1 1-3 14 Athat Jesus IS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, WAS WITH GOD BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN AND WAS GOD
I CONFESS JESUS CHRIST AS MY SAVIOUR

I confeSS UNTO TO 1 PETER 5 v10 thAT I AM CARRYING THE ETERNAL GLORY OF GOD, FOR THE GOD OF ALL GRACE WHO HATH CALLED ME UNTO HIS ETERNAL GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS AFTER I HAVE SUFFERED A WHILE, THAT THIS YEAR 2015 GOD WILL MAKE ME PERFECT, STABLISHED ME, STRENGTHEN ME AND SETTLE ME.

I confess THAT I BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST TO BE GODS DIVINE SON, THE ANNOINTED RULER OF GODs PEOPLE, THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD, AND THE MASTER WHOM WE MUST OBEY.Q
O LORD I DECREE ACCORDING TO PSALM 66 V15-20
I will OFFER UNTO THEE BURNT SACRIFICE OF
FATLINGS, WITH THE INCENSE OF RAMS. I WILL WILL OFFER UNTO MY YOU ALL THAT I HAVE, FOR ALL THAT I HAVE BELONGS TO YOU SELAH.
COME AND HEAR ALL YE THAT FEAR GOD AND I WILL DECLARE THAT HE HATH DONE FOR MY SOUL. I CRIED UNTO HIM WITH MY MOUTH, AND HE WAS EXTOLLED WITH MY TONGUE. IF I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME. BUT VERILY GOD HATH HEARD ME, HE HATH ATTENDED TO THE VOICE OF MY PRAYER: BLESSED BE GOD, WHICH HATH NOT TURNED AWAY MY PRAYER, NOR HIS MERCY FROM ME.

PSALM 79 v8
DO NOT HOLD AGAINGST US THE SINS OF PAST GENERATIONS, MAY YOUR MERCY COME QUICKLY TO MEET US, FOR WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED

TODAY O LORD LET ALL OF US BE IN PRAYERFUL COMMUNION WITH THE CREATOR.
O LORD LET MY PRAYER COME BEFORE THEE AS AN INCENSE AND THE LIFTING UP OF MY HANDS AS THE EVENING SACRIFICE. SILENCE
KNEE DOWN AND LIFT UP YOUR HANDS AND DECREE
O MY GOD, I AM ASHAMED AND BLUSH TO LIFT UP MY FACE TO THEE, MY GOD
LORD GOD OF ISREAL, LET IT KNOW THAT THOU ART GOD IN ISRAEL AND THAT I AM THY SERVANT AND THAT I HAVE DONE ALL THESE THINGS AT THY WORD. HEAR ME O LORD, HEAR ME THAT THIS PEOPLE MAY KNOW THAT THOU ART THE LORD GOD AND THAT THOU HAST TURNED THEIR HEART BACK AGAIN
THE LORD HE IS THE GOD, THE LORD HE IS THE GOD. AMEN

ACTS 10 V4
2. A DEVOUT MAN AND ONE WHO FEARED GOD WITH ALL HIS HOUSEHOLD AND GAVE MANY ALMS TO THE POOR PEOPLES AND PRAYED TO GOD CONTINUALLY,

3. ABOUT THE NINTH OF THE DAY HE CLEARLY SAW IN A VISION AN ANGEL OF GOD WHO HAD JUST COME IN AND SAID TO HIM “CORNELIUS”
AND FIXING HIS GAZE ON HIM AND BEING MUCH ALARMED HE SAID “WHAT IS IT LORD”
AND HE SAID TO HIM
“YOUR” PRAYERS AND ALMS HAVE ASCENDED AS A MEMORIAL BEFORE GOD.

TODAY I WANT YOU TO THINK OF THE BEST MEMORIAL THAT GOD COULD REMEMBER YOU FOR. IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU DONT HAVE ONE CONSIDER WHAT YOU COULD CREATE FOR GOD TO BE THE BEST MEMORIAL IN YOUR LIFE.

TODAY GOD HAS DESPATCHED AN ANGEL TO SINGLE YOU OUT AND CALL YOU BY YOUR NAME AND DECLARE THESE WORDS TO YOU “YOUR PRAYERS AND ALMS HAVE ASCENDED AS A MEMORIAL BEFORE GOD”
ACTS10
V30
AND CORNELIUS SAID;
FOUR DAYS AGO ABOUT THIS HOUR, I WAS PRAYING IN MY HOUSE AT THE NINTH HOUR AND BEHOLD A MAN STOOD BEFORE ME IN BRIGHT CLOTHING
V31
AND SAID CORNELIUS, THY PRAYER IS HEARD AND THINE ALMS HVE COME UP AS A REMEMBRANCE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD.

HERE WE SEE CORNELIUS WAS SO ENGROSSED IN HIS PRAYER AND MEDITATION BEFORE GOD THAT HE WAS CAUGHT UP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND he HAD A VISION.

CORNELIUS HAD A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. HE KNEW THE POWER OF THE LORD.
CORNELIUS WAS FEARFUL AT THE AWESOME POWER AND HOLINESS OF GOD.

HE RESPECTED THE LORD AND WITH ALL HIS MIGHTY POSITION, HE WAS REDUCED TO A FEARFUL SERVANT AT THE PRESENCE OF GOD WHEN HE PRAYS.

TODAY, GOD IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE LIKE CORNELIUS. I SEE PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH WHO CLAIM TO LOVE GOD. THEY CLAIM TO SERVE HIM, BUT I WONDER IF THEY EVER KNOW HIM.
PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST.

IT IS EASY TO KNOW THOSE WHO HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, BECAUSE THEY FEAR GOD.
THEY FEAR GOD FOR HIS POWER AND HAVE DEEP RESPECT FOR HIS GLORY AND HOLINESS.

TODAY PEOPLE ARE ADRESSING GOD AS YOU, BIBLES CHANGING AND ADDRESSING GOD AS YOU WITH THE EXCUSE THAT THEY WANT TO MAKE IT SIMPLER FOR THE PEOPLE, LIKE THEY ARE TALKING TO A PAL, INSTEAD OF GOD ALMIGHTY.

WHEN WE DONT HAVE RESPECT FOR GOD HOW DO WE EXPECT GOD TO ANSWER OUR PRAYERS.

TODAY THERE ARE SO MANY FALSE TEACHERS BUT YOU MUST KEEP ON SEARCHING FOR ONE YOU CAN TRUST. GOD WILL SPEAK TO YOU.

CORNELIUS NEEDED A PREACHER AND GOD SENT HIM TO PETER.

YOU AND I NEED A PREACHER. NO PREACHER CAN SAVE YOU, BUT GOD CAN GIVE A WORD OR TWO TO THAT PREACHER FOR US.

LET THE HOLY SPIRIT BE YOUR TEACHER AND THE WORD OF GOD BE YOUR GUIDE AND YOU WONT FAIL.

CORNELIUS WAS PRAYING AND IN THE MEANTIME PETER TOO WAS PRAYING. PETER WENT UP TO PRAY ABOUT THE SIXTH HOUR. PETER WAS PRAYING FOR THE WILL OF HIS LIFE.
PETER WAS SEARCHING FOR A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD WHERE HE WOULD NEVER DENY JESUS AGAIN.
AND WHILST PETER WAS PRAYING, THE HOLY GHOST MOVE IN HIS SPIRIT AND HE FELL INTO A TRANCE.

I PRAY TODAY EVERYONE HERE WILL BE CAUGHT UP IN THE HOLY SPIRIT AND EXPERIENCE THINGS IN GOD THST THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE BEING LOST IN THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN YOU PRAY WHILE GOD SPEAKS TO YOU AND GIVES YOU DIRECTION FOR YOUR LIFE.
V34
SO PETER OPENED HIS MOUTH AND SAID “TRULY I UNDERSTAND THAT GOD SHOWS NO PARTIALITY . God IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.
35 BUT IN EVERY NATION ANYONE WHO FEARS HIM AND DOES WHAT IS RIGHT IS ACCEPTABLE TO HIM.

CORNELIUS WAS A DEVOUT MAN AND ONE THAT FEARED GOD WITH ALL HIS HOUSE, WHICH GAVE MUCH ALMS TO THE PEOPLE AND PRAYED TO GOD ALWAYS

34 THEN PETER OPENED HIS MOUTH AND SAID, OF A TRUTH I PERCEIVE THAT GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.

ACT 10 4 SHOWS US THAT CORNELIUS PRAYS ALWAYS AND JOIN IT WITH GIVING ALMS ALSO.

IF YOU ARE A TRUE BELIEVER, YOU WILL KNOW THAT PRAYING AND GIVING GOES TOGETHER.

THAT IS WHY GOD SAYS IN DEUTERONOMY 16 v16 thAT THE PEOPLE MUST NOT APPEAR BEFORE ME EMPTY HANDED. FOR WHEN YOU PRAY AND DO NOT GIVE YOUR PRAYERS ARE HINDERED, BECAUSE PRAYERS AND GIVING WORKS TOGETHER.

EXODUS 23 v14
DO NOT COME EMPTY HANDED TO THE HOUSE OF GOD.

CORNELIUS WAS A MAN OF RANK YET HE WAS GOD FEARING. HE GAVE GENEROUSLY TO THOSE IN NEED AND PRAYED TO GOD REGULARLY.

HE WAS A ROMAN SOLDIER IN A HIGH RANK, WHO FORSAKE ALL THE ANY ROMAN GODS THAT THEY WORSHIPPED AND CONFESSED HIS BELIEF IN THE GOD OF ISREAL AND WORSHIPPED JESUS CHRIST AS HIS PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOUR.
THIS COULD EASILY HAVE BEEN SEEN AS AN ACT OF TREASON AGAINGST ROME. HE WAS ALSO NOT WORRIED ABOUT HIS POSITION.
HE PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE TO SERVE GOD. HE WAS A MAN OF PRAYER AND A MAN OF PRAYER IS A WISE MAN AND CORNELIUS had a lot TO PRAY FOR. HE LIVED LIFE ON THE EDGE ALL THE TIME. AS A COMMANDER IN THE ROMAN ARMY HE KNEW THAT EACH DAY BROUGHT NEW DANGERS AND NEW TEMPTATIONS TO EXERCISE HIS AUTHORITY AND YET HE WAS ABLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN SPITE OF IT ALL.

CORNELIUS WAS A PRAYERFUL MAN AND ALSO LIBERAL IN GIVING

MY GREATEST THOUGHT IS MY ACCOUNTABILITY TO GOD.

THE PALSMIST PRAYER SHOULD BE OUR PRAYER AT ALL TIMES
PSALSM 143
3. SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO IN LIFE
4. RESCUE ME FROM MY ENEMIES

HEBREWS 5 v7
DURING THE DAYS OF JESUS LIFE ON THE EARTH, HE OFFERED UP PRAYERS AND PETITIONS WITH FERVENT CRIES AND TEARS TO THE ONE WHO SHOULD SAVE HIM FROM DEATH AND HE WAS HEARD BECAUSE OF HIS FERVENT SUBMISSION.

GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH. OUR VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE

THE FEAR OF GOD NEEDS TO BE INSTUTUTED IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF ALL PEOPLE. IT SEEMS THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD ANYMORE.
THIS THOUGHT DCARES ME FOR OUR COUNTRY.

PEOPLE ARE ASKING
GOD ARE YOU THERE?

When WE CHERISH SIN IN OUR HEARTS, OR LOVE SIN, OR CLING TO SIN THEN THE LORD WILL NOT ANSWER OUR PRAYERS.
THIS SHOULD BE THE THOUGHT FOR MANY PEOPLE. PEOPLE SHOULD THINK OF THE FEAR OF JUDGEMENT,

GODS HAS A DIVINE PRAYER SYSTEM
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE WHEN I FEEL INSPIRED WE NEED TO HAVE A SPECIFIC TIME TO PRAY

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
GOD KNOWS THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND ITS INTRINSIC NEED FOR DISCIPLINE.

THEREFORE THERE IS NEED TO INTRODUCE SOME SYSTEMATIC ORDER INTO THE WORSHIP ORDER AND PRAYER LIFE OF HIS PEOPLE.
THE SPIRITUAL LIFE IS VERY SIMILAR TO THE NATURAL LIFE, IN THAT IF THE SPIRIT IS NOT GIVEN SOME GUIDANCE AND PROGRAMMING IT WILL SOON FALL INTO NEGLIGENCE AND DISARRAY. YOU NEED TO TRAIN YOUR SPIRIT TO BE A PRAYERFUL SPIRIT.

CHOSE YOUR HOUR OF PRAYER
ACTS 3 v1
A WONDERFUL MIRACULOUS EVENT HAPPENED WHEN PETER AND JOHN WENT UP TOGETHER INTO THE TEMPLE AT THE HOUR OF PRAYER, BEING THE NINTH HOUR THE HOUR OF PRAYER.

HOURS OF PRAYER
DANIEL 10 v6
DANIEL 9 v21 2 KINGS 15 v16
DANIEL PRAYED 3 TIMES A DAY

DANIEL PRAYED 3 TIMES A DAY
He PRAYED THREE TIMES A DAY BECAUSE HE FELT IT WAS PART OF HIS GODLY DUTIES. IT WAS A MEANINFUL COMPONENT OF HIS DAILY PRAYER SYSTEM.
THOSE HOURS OF SACRIFICE OR HOURS OF PRAYER ARE PROPHETIC IN NATURE. FOR AS SOON AS YOU SET A SET TIME TO PRAY THE ANGELS ARE CONSCIOUS OF YOUR TIME AND ARE THERE BEFORE YOU.

FINALLY AT THE TIME OF THE EVENING OBLATION BEING THE NINTH HOUR (SPECIFIC TIME) JESUS GAVE UP THE GHOST AND DIED FOR THE SINS OF THE WORLD LUKE 23 v44 – 46.

The SECOND HOURS OF PRAYERS ARE “MEMORIALS” TO JESUS WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU AND ME TO ENTER INTO THE HOLIEST OF HOLIES COMING BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD IN PRAYER MAKING OUR PETITIONS KNOWN.

THE NEW TESTAMENT IS FILLED WITH GLORIOUS ACCOUNT OF HOW GOD HAS HONOURED TESE SPECIAL HOURS OF PRAYER BY RESPONDING TO PRAYER IN A SIGNIFICANT WAY.

IT IS OBVIOUS THAT OBSERVING THE MEMORIAL HOURS OF PRAYER WAS A VITAL PART OF THE SPIRITUAL VALUE SYSTEM OF GREAT MEN OF GOD.

MATTHEW 6 v6
NO DOUBT JESUS HAD THE HOUR OR PRAYER IN MIND WHEN HE TAUGHT
“BUT THOU WHEN THOU PRAYEST ENTER INTO THY CLOSEST AND WHEN THOU HAST SHUT THY DOOR, PRAY PRAY TO THY FATHER WHICH IS IN SECRET, AND THY FATHER WHICH SEETH IN SECRET SHALL REWARD THEE OPENLY”

EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD HAVE SET TIMES TO OBSERVE THESE HOURS OF PRAYER, WHERE FULL DISCLOSURE CAN BE MADE TO GOD AND UNINHIBITED PRAISE CAN BE OFFERED.

PEOPLE WHO YOU SEE BEING OPENLY BLESSED BY GOD, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME ACTIVITY IN THE SECRET PRAYER CLOSET.

PRAYER IS MEANINGFUL AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY BUT THERE IS ADDED SIGNIFICANCE WHEN IT IS PERFORMED AT THE DIVINELY APPOINTED HOURS. THE MORE DIVINE ORDER THAT WE CAN RESTORE TO THE BODY OF CHRIST, THE MORE FAVOUR OF GOD WE SHALL RECEIVE.
THE OBSERVANCE OF THESE HOURS OR PRAYER IS NOT A MATTER OF SALVATION, BUT RATHER ACMATTER OR ORDER IN THE HOUSE OF PRAYER ISAIAH 56 v7

THE MUSLIMS PRAY 5 TIMES A DAY NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE.
CHRISTIANS HAVE ALSO BEEN GIVEN A BIBLICAL SYSTEM BUT IT HAS BEEN NEGLECTED

ANOTHER IMPORTANT DIMENSION OF PRAYER LIFE WHICH IS COUPLED WITH HOURS OF PRAYER RELATES TO OUR GIFTS OR OFFERINGS.

PRAYER AND OFFERINGS GO HAND IN HAND.
GIFTS SHOULD BE OFFERED AT THE TIMES OF PRAYER.

FOR THAT REASON GOD SAYS DO NOT GO INTO MY HOUSE EMPTYHANDED
BRING A DELIBERATE OFFERING TO THE HOUSE OF GOD.

PRAYER AND OFFERING GO HAND IN HAND. GIFTS SHOULD BE OFFERED AT THE TIMES OF PRAYER.

ONE MUST NOT GO TO THE HOUSE OF GOD TO PRAY WITHOUT AN OFFERING EVEN IF IT WERE A WIDOW’S MITE.

OUR CHURCH OFFERINGS SHOULD NOT BE OFFERINGS OF WHAT WE HAPPEN TO DISCOVER IN OUR POCKETS OR PURSE.
WE MUST BRING A DELIBRATE OFFERINGS TO The HOUSE OF THE LORD
NOW THIS YEAR, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING AND GIVE AS YOU PRAY.

THE NEXT TIME YOU FEEL LIKE GOD CANT USE YOU, JUST REMEMBER
ABRAHAM WAS TOO OLD
JOSEPH WAS ABUSED
MOSES HAD A STUTTERING PROBLEM
GIDEON WAS AFRAID
JEREMIAH AND TIMOTHY WERE TOO YOUNG
JONAH FIRST RAN FROM GOD.
NOAMI WAS AWIDOW
JOB WENT BANKRUPT
PETER DENIED CHRIST, BUT YET GOD USED HIM
THE DISCIPLES FELL ASLEEP WHILE PRAYING
MARTHA WORRIED ABOUT EVERYTHING
ZACCHEUS WAS TOO SMALL
PAUL WAS TOO RELIGIOUS
TIMOTHY HAD AN ULCER
LAZARUS WAS DEAD
PASTOR EVELYN IS AN OLD WOMAN AND A DIVORCEE SO NO MORE EXCUSES, JUST ALLOW GOD TO USE YOU.
GOD CAN USE YOU TO YOUR FULL POTENTIAL
BESIDES YOU AREN’T THE MESSAGE, YOU ARE JUST THE MESSENGER!

BLESSINGS CONFESSIONS

PSALM 139 v14
I will PRAISE THEE O GOD MOST HIGH FOR I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE: MARVELLOUS ARE THY WORKS AND THAT MY SOUL KNOWETH RIGHT WELL.

I decrEE PS 139 v14 INTO MY LIFE THAT I AM BLESSED BECAUSE I WAS UNIQUELY HANDMADE BY THE KING OF KINGS, FOR I WILL PRAISE THEE FOR I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE, MARVELLOUS ARE THY WORKS AND THAT MY SOUL KNOWETH RIGHT WELL.

I DECREE 1 JOHN V4 9 INTO MY LIFE, THAT I AM LOVED SO MUCH THAT GOD SENT HIS SON TO DIE AS A SYMBOL OF HIS GREAT LOVE FOR ME

I DECREE 2 CORINTHIANS 5 V17 THAT MY PAST HAS BEEN WASHED AWAY AND I HAVE BEEN GIVEN A COMPLETELY NEW IDENTITY THROUGH CHRIST JESUS. AMEN.

I DECREE 1 JOHN 3 V1 INTO MY LIFE THAT I KNOW THAT MY HEAVENLY FATHER LOVES ME SO MUCH THAT HE WANTS ME TO BE HIS CHILD

I DECREE JOHN 10 v11 INTO MY LIFE THAT I AM SO BLESSED BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST IS MY LORD AND SAVIOUR AND HE LOVES ME SO MUCH THAT HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR ME AND THEREFORE THERE IS NO MORE CONDEMNATION FOR ME

ISAISH 43 25
I AM BLESSED because MY SINS ARE NOT ONLY FORGOTTEN, BUT GOD HIMSELF CHOSE TO FORGET THEM.

PSALM 139 v17
I AM BLESSED BECAUSE I WAS UNIQUELY HANDMADE BY THE KING OF KINGS

1 JOHN 4 9
I am so LOVED THAT GOD SENT HIS SON TO DIE AS A SYMBOL OF HIS GREAT LOVE FOR ME

2 CORINTHIANS 5 v17
MY PAST HAS BEEN WASHED AWAY AND I HAVE BEEN GIVEN A COMPLETELY NEW IDENTITY.

JOHN 10 11
I am so blessed BECAUSE MY SHEPHERD JESUS CHRIST TAKES CONTROL OF EVERYTHING IN MY LIFE