Pray Earnestly

By Tafadzwa Hove

James 5:17, NIV: “Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.”

Elijah was a man like us subject to passion, similar challenges as we are but he prayed earnestly that it might not rain for three years and six months and it did not rain.

Listen right wherever you are. The greatest problem we have in Christianity is spiritual slumber. There are many who think that change comes automatically.

Elijah was human. He was flesh and blood just like you and I. He had challenges of the flesh. Challenges of sleep,challenges of distractions but he prayed.

Today, we have too much excuses, too much weaknesses, giving strength to the flesh, eating and drinking, too much complaining and worrying instead of arising in prayer.

Elijah chose to pray. Despite the limitations of the flesh Elijah said, “I WILL SHUT UP THE HEAVENS THROUGH PRAYER.” For three years and six months, heaven was shut up. Not by anyone but by Elijah.

Choose this day to be like Elijah. Just as Elijah shut up heaven, begin to shut up poverty, career failure, stagnation, limitation in progress, generational curses, ancestral curses, hardship and failure in your family by the power of prayer and faith . Shut up stagnation, marital failure, sickness, disease, rejection, isolation in Jesus mighty name.

Awake Awake Awake. The key is in your hands to turn things around just as Elijah did.

Battling evil powers

By Tafadzwa Hove

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

We are not fighting against our physical brothers or sisters. Fighting people when you encounter problems is a wrong battle. This scripture tells us that there are evil powers behind your sicknesses and diseases, financial struggles, unemployment, failure, hardship, stagnation only to mention a few. These evil powers are the ones controlling all aspects of your life. They are saying as long as I live, this and that will never happen to him or her. That is why you are never making it in life.

This is the time to wage war against them as cautioned by the Word of God. You have the power and authority to do so. No powers are greater than God. No demons or evil spirits are greater than God. No spiritual wickedness is bigger than God. No principalities are above God. They will all bow at the mention of the name Jesus.

Arise, wage war and never give up in Jesus name.

Praising Him all the times

By Tafadzwa Hove

Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines;though the labour of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food, though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls – Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation Habakkuk 3:17-18

He is your God in both good and bad times. He deserves your praise and worship because He is God and you are not. You have to praise him whether there is money in the pocket or not, whether He heals you or not, whether he delivers you or not. The joy of the Lord is your strength. When you have His joy you have everything. Whether He provides for your needs/wants or not you will have to say this, “I will go to my grave declaring, He is my provider.”

Praising and worshipping God in bad times proves our sonship to him.

Battling evil Powers

By Tafadzwa Hove

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12

We are not fighting against our physical brothers or sisters. Fighting people when you encounter problems is a wrong battle. This scripture tells us that there are evil powers behind your sicknesses and diseases, financial struggles, unemployment, failure, hardship, stagnation only to mention a few. These evil powers are the ones controlling all aspects of your life. They are saying as long as I live, this and that will never happen to him or her. That is why you are never making it in life.

This is the time to wage war against them as cautioned by the Word of God. You have the power and authority to do so. No powers are greater than God. No demons or evil spirits are greater than God. No spiritual wickedness is bigger than God. No principalities are above God. They will all bow at the mention of the name Jesus.

The importance of reading the word of God

By Tafadzwa Hove

You must give your quality time, strength and love to the word of God. The answer to your prayer that you need is found in the word of God. That healing, deliverance, breakthrough is found in the word!

The word of God has a purifying power, it has converting power. When you take the word to heart and truly make it part of you, it will be by its very nature change you.

The word of God is essential because it keeps one from sin and error.* It rejoices the heart.

* It is food for our soul and a guide for our feet.

* It is light to our path.

You may not understand it at first when you read it. Its not like any other book. It is not like reading literature, newspapers, fashion magazines etc, and the difference between the above mentioned is inspired by the language of men and the Word of God is inspired by the Spirit of God.

Read the word slowly, attentively and repeatedly. Let your heart crave for it. And then, there’s also need to meditate on the word day and night. Meditating on the word is important because it brings revelation.

Scriptural reading and prayer should always go together. One is not complete without the other. Scriptural prayer releases the power of God. Prayer is not effective if it is not based on the word of God. When the devil tried to tempt Jesus, Jesus responded by quoting the scriptures and was victorious.

When you read the Bible, you are hearing God speak to you. You are meeting Him face to face. So fill your prayers with scriptures!