Posted on May 27, 2020 in Daily Devotionals, May

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 27, 2020 | THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ

THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez's words to your own lifeso yo can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez’s words to your own lifeso yo can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 27, 2020 | THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez’s words to your own life so you can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. – 1 Chronicles 4:9-10

Beloved the Bible says, they have not, because they asked not. You shall have all your desires for this life and the one to come fulfilled as you ask in prevailing prayers like Christ in Jesus name.

James 4:2. Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

Beloved from the outset of our Lord’s earthly ministry to the time, He went to the cross, He prayed and prevailed through prayers.

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,

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez’s words to your own life so you can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

Mat 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

Luk 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Luk 22:42 — Luk 22:44 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez’s words to your own life so you can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

Beloved, because our Lord had led by exemplary lifestyle, He now enjoined believers of all ages and you in particular to pray and not faint, backslide, murmur etc.

Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Our Lord enjoined you to pray and prevail through prayers, as you take advantage of innumerable promises in the Bible on answered prayer.

Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Mat 7:7 — Mat 7:11 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Luk 11:9 — Luk 11:13 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Jam 5:16 — Jam 5:18 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.

THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez’s words to your own life so you can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

Saints of old have taken advantage of these unfailing promises and have prevailed and receive the desires of their hearts according to God’s prefect will.

One of such saints was Jabez, who turned his misfortunes to joy unspeakable. This shall be your portion to in Jesus name. See it.

1Ch 4:9 — 1Ch 4:10 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.

However, there is a proviso about prevailing prayers. Only saints living a lifestyle of wholehearted obedience can prevail in prayers.

This is because, everything the Bible refers to as sin , will hinder anyone and everyone sinning from answered prayers. See what the Bible says about it.

Zechariah 7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts:

Isa 59:1 — Isa 59:2 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Pro 1:24 — Pro 1:31 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez’s words to your own life so you can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

Beloved, if you want to prevail in prayers but have sinned, do the needful as revealed below and your prayers shall be answered in Jesus name.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

 

THE STORY AND PRAYER OF JABEZ | Learn the simple tips for applying Jabez’s words to your own life so you can Enlarge your territory and increase your impact

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