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That The Living May Know!

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That The Living May Know!

  1. 1. Prayer for the Nation Francis E. Madojemu
  2. 2. • Daniel 2:21 • (21) And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
  3. 3. Daniel 4:10-17 (10) Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. (11) The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: (12) The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it
  4. 4. Daniel 4:10-17 • . (13) I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; (14) He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: (15) Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
  5. 5. • Daniel 4:10-17 (16) Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him. (17) This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
  6. 6. Daniel 4:25 • (25) That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
  7. 7. Daniel 4:28-32 • (28) All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. (29) At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. (30) The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? (31) While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying
  8. 8. Daniel 4:28-32 • , O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. (32) And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
  9. 9. Daniel 5:21 • (21) And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
  10. 10. Jeremiah 27:5-7 • (5) I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. (6) And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him. (7) And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
  11. 11. Ezekiel 29:19-20 • (19) Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will give the land of Egypt unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall take her multitude, and take her spoil, and take her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army. (20) I have given him the land of Egypt for his labour wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me, saith the Lord GOD.
  12. 12. Question • How do we pray and convince god to give it to a good & a great leader  • Are we saying we are satisfied with our leaders as a nation • Now we want him to give it to a good leader but how do we? • Watchers are angels, the holy ones.
  13. 13. Answer • That men may know that God rules in the kingdom of me • If your purpose is for men to know •  If you direct the prayer to My Glory and revelation of Me
  14. 14. 1Timothy 2:1-6 • (1) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; (2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (4) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (5) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (6) Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
  15. 15. Answer • Same with praying for the salvation of spouses, Why? Because God wants him saved not for our marriages to be better • “When I turn your nation around its for men to know I rule in the affairs of Men • Not just Nigerians everyone says it’s only God that could have turned this nation around. • Give this nation right rulers who will bring you glory and take over the mind molders for your glory!
  16. 16. Shaping the World through Prayer & Fasting • In His book Shaping the World through Prayer & Fasting in a story set during the 2nd World war Derek Prince explains: • During the long and demoralizing retreat to the gates of Cairo, God laid on my heart a burden of prayer, both for the British forces in the desert and for the whole situation in the Middle East. • Yet I could not see how God could bless leadership that was so unworthy and inefficient. 
  17. 17. Shaping the World through Prayer & Fasting • • • I searched in my heart for some form of prayer that I could pray with genuine faith and that would cover the needs of the situation. After a while, it seemed that the Holy Spirit gave me this prayer: "Lord, give us leaders such that it will be for Your glory to give us victory through them." A small portable radio beside me on the tailboard of a military truck was relaying a news commentator's description of the scene at Montgomery's headquarters as he had witnessed it on the eve of the battle. 
  18. 18. Shaping the World through Prayer & Fasting • He recalled how Montgomery publicly called his officers and men to prayer, saying, "Let us ask the Lord, mighty in battle, to give us the victory.“ • As these words came through that portable radio, God spoke very clearly to my spirit, "That is the answer to your prayer." • How well this incident confirms the truth about promotion that is stated in Psalm 75:6-7.
  19. 19. Shaping the World through Prayer & Fasting • The British government chose Gott for their commander, but God set him aside and raised up Montgomery, the man of His own choosing. • God did this to bring glory to His own name, and to answer a prayer which, by the Holy Spirit, He Himself had first inspired me to pray. • By this intervention, God also preserved the Jews in Palestine from coming under the control of the Axis powers.
  20. 20. Lets Bring This Home!  Why do you want to succeed  When I preach who is to be glorified It’s the same that men may know that God rules in the affairs of my life Not my will but yours Lord.- Our Lord & Saviour May you increase and may I decrease. - John the Baptist
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 Now Church
 • You succeed by your own power or you succeed by HIS Power • If you choose to succeed by HIS power you can’t share in HIS Glory • Has any relative success of this Church been attributed to God or to our ideas and skills?
  22. 22.  Now Church • But God wants us to succeed “That Men may know that God rules in the affairs of Men” • Every Group, Unit or Program in this Church is to glorify God and must be birthed in Prayers and done with a singular motive! • We can’t do any of these until we sort our personal lives are sorted as well!

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