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When My Voice Touches His Heart
Sun Hui East
except as provided by United States of America copyright law. stored in a retrieval system.WHEN MY VOICE TOUCHES HIS HEART. or transmitted in any form by any means — electronic. PART ONE by Sun Hui East Published by First Love Press Aurora. all Scripture references are from The Holy Bible. mechanical. Inc. photocopy. This book or parts thereof may not be reproduced in any form. recording or otherwise — without prior written permission of the publisher. New King James Version (NKJV) © 1984 by Thomas Nelson. CO Copyright © 2006 by Sun Hui East All rights reserved Unless otherwise noted. ISBN: 0-9785692-8-8 Printed in the United States of America .
. Son.Dedication This book truly belongs to the Father. and Holy Spirit.
. First Love Christian Church has been giving and giving. They have broken their flesh. We pray that they will help someone understand the heart of God and His plan in their lives. His holy altar always leads us to the mercy seat of God. “Lord. working with me to publish these books. until there is nothing left to give. lifting up their holy hands to God. bless them. but describe the heart of God. I pray. These books are not just love stories. Our Maker is in charge of every one of our books.Acknowledgements The desire of First Love Christian Church is to draw near to God everyday and offer God our bodies as a living sacrifice.” I give special thanks to those who have been faithful.
Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The End Is Near Chapter 2: Wake Up. Sleeping Church! Chapter 3: Persecution for Prayer 4: Chapter 4 Prayer in the Midst of Persecution Chapter 5: Pray According to the Will of God Chapter 6: Recognize the Power of God Chapter 7: Give Evidence of Your Faith Chapter 8: Pray Diligently Chapter 9: Pray Like Daniel Chapter 10: Jesus Sent Them Two by Two Chapter 11: Corporate Prayer Has Power Chapter 12: Pray in Joy Chapter 13: Joy Comes Through Persistent Chapter 14: God Is the Foundation of Joy Chapter 15: Be Filled With the Holy Spirit 11 13 19 23 33 39 45 49 57 53 73 81 87 97 103 109 .
Chapter 16: Study the Word and Obey Chapter 17: Fellowship Brings Joy Chapter 18: Find Joy in Serving God Chapter 19: Lift Your Hands Chapter 20: Joshua Chapter 21: Hands of Sacrifice Chapter 22: Prayer and Praise of the Evening Chapter 23: Evening Time Conclusion “Prayer of Tears” Song: “ 115 123 133 141 147 153 161 171 177 179 .
My worship shall continually be of Him. He will teach and show us how to live for Him. the Holy Spirit gently comes to me and calls my name. more than ever. my Lord Jesus will wait for me. Every believer has a dream and desire to see God. and prosperity for us. deliverance. I know at that moment that even if I go to the end of the world somewhere. to His throne. salvation. Those who forget to offer their voice to God are easily deceived by the devil. In the midst of our prayers. We need to remember that our Jesus inhabits the praise of His people. When I am surrounded by silence. I shall always trust in Him. they lost strength to be steadfast for Jesus. Once they were found. I draw Him near to my soul. He has healing. He always holds me. the Holy Spirit will guide us to the light of glory. He never hides from me. but after they stopped praying. In the morning the Holy Spirit comes with a cloud. Now. When we live for Him.Introduction When I seek Him. In the time of famine. God always prepares the solution for us. In my prayers. our Yahweh rains down manna. I draw near to Him. The Lord has shown us over and over again that there are so many chosen ones that are lost in this world. Page 11 . In the night the Holy Spirit comes as the light of a fire.
I love You.Together Spirit of God Can You see my heart And my love for You You know how much I love You I always want to say. “I love You” Oh. my Yeshua Even in the night Even in the day Even in the midst of the storm I will love You and worship You Even in the night Even in the day I sing a love song to You Our love song Spirit of God My life is for You My heart is all for You Someday You and I just together We will fly and I will hold on to Your wing And sing a love song to You Oh. my Lord © 2006 Sun East .
Chapter 1: The End Is Near .
And delivers them out of all their troubles. God kept silent for 400 years. Part One God is waiting to hear the voice of the saints. Our times are just like the times before Jesus’ birth. We may not have another 400 years. These are the last days. The Word of God says that God hears the prayers of the righteous. We have even lost faith. Page 14 . so God has also kept silent for a long time. Without prayer. The prayer of the righteous 2. We must break this silence and bring communication with God back to our land. Prayer always bring boldness and encouragement to our soul and helps us to keep ourselves humble before God. we will keep going our own way. we will have our own ideas. and plan. God commands us to be humble. Somehow. and the LORD hears. We have lost light. That unity brings life so we can do the work of God. We have lost hope and joy. seek His face. His idea and only one plan. we cannot accomplish the work of God. people have lost communication with God. we have lost direction. The only way that we can break this deep silence is through our prayers. but through prayer God gives us clear direction and only one idea. we live in the end times. our churches.When My Voice Touches His Heart. His people have kept silent. After the prophet Malachi. agenda. Without prayer. His plan. Prayer brings unity between us and God. Without prayer. and our lives. There are two different types of prayer: 1. our homes. Prayer always helps us be obedient to God. Without prayer. The prayer of the wicked Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry out. we will become very fearful. and pray. somewhere.
greatest revival to our land. He shows us line by line. Pray diligently and be steadfast for what you believe 5. He shows us line by line and step by step. Recognize the power of God.The End Is Near The Holy Spirit will teach us how we should pray. I have been watching the blooming Page 15 . Give corporate prayer to God 6. then pray 3. When we pray according to the will of God. Ever since I became a Christian. We serve a God of details. We serve a God of details. and when we need to pray. Seven steps of prayer: 1. Give prayer and praise of the evening The Holy Spirit will use these seven steps to minister to us. then pray 4. We know that these are the end times and God will use our prayer to bring the last days. Before we pray. I believe that the gospel will be preached to all the world very shortly . Pray in joy 7. Pray according to the will of God 2. why. I have been watching how God has moved in Israel. Scripture already shows us how. We know by the signs that these are the last days. we must submit to the Holy Spirit and let Him help us and pray through us. we can be in the perfect will of God. The Holy Spirit will teach us seven steps of how to pray effectively. We can pray all day long. but if we don’t pray according to the way of God. Give evidence of your faith. our prayers will be useless and powerless.
I believe that God is answering the prayers of the North Korean Christians. Communism has been trying to stop the gospel from spreading out. Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations. Part One of the fig tree. God honors those prayers. and we will be able to take the gospel to North Korea. I also have been watching Communist nations. In these end times. blowing through all the world. but no one can stop the wind. but lately North Korea has been making lots of noise. we will see that every ear will hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. God requires the church to pray. Every time I hear their noise.” North Korea is one of the most difficult countries to take the gospel to. It always spreads out. Through our prayers. Very soon the doors will be opened. because Jesus said that the gospel would be preached to the entire world before His return. Page 16 . and then the end will come. The gospel is already in the underground churches in North Korea and God’s Word is very contagious. it doesn’t stay in one place. The gospel of Jesus Christ is like the wind. so many of Jesus’ prophecies that have been fulfilled. We have seen so many things.When My Voice Touches His Heart. There are underground churches in North Korea that are diligently praying and crying out to God for the freedom of religion and for revival in North Korea.
for all these things must come to pass. and earthquakes in various places.’ and will deceive many. “Tell us. will betray one another. saying. We have heard of wars and rumors of wars. We can see many signs of the last days. “I am the Christ. And then many will be offended. the disciples came to Him privately. and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And because lawlessness will abound. and then the end will come. but the end is not yet. God requires the church to pray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. All these are the beginning of sorrows. For nation will rise against nation. ‘I am the Christ. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you. and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. saying. when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming. Many people have come in the name of Jesus.” Page 17 . and kingdom against kingdom.” deceiving many. And there will be famines.The End Is Near In these end times. the love of many will grow cold. pestilences. For many will come in My name. See that you are not troubled. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations. and will hate one another. saying. Matthew 24:3-14 ow as He sat on the Mount of Olives. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
but through prayer. Page 18 . We must pray according to the will of God.When My Voice Touches His Heart. but they refuse to open their hearts to receive it. Part One Believers must diligently pray for the salvation of God to come upon this world. God will open their hearts to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus offers this world free salvation. People’s hearts have been closed.
Chapter 2: Wake Up. Sleeping Church! .
God wants to stretch out their faith. We cannot serve God in our own timing. The Word of God tells us to pray always. When God sees the Laodicean church. He wants to raise up Gideon’s army. they cannot see beyond. He wants Page 20 . but the Laodicean church can only see their own flesh and the lusts of their flesh. They are too busy feeding each others flesh. How can we break our own desires. He wants to spit it out and raise up the true bride of Jesus. Part One Through prayer we can serve God according to the way of God. The Laodicean church is filled with people who are patting each other on the shoulder. and eyes to see. those who have a heart for people. They have one foot in the kingdom of God and the other foot in this world. we must serve God in His timing. They cannot see naked. ears to hear. God wants to spit out the Laodicean church. God wants to raise up those who have a heart for the nations. but they are actually serving themselves. People are dying everyday and going to hell. The Laodicean church represents lukewarm Christians.When My Voice Touches His Heart. our own kingdom? Through our prayer life. Many people say that they serve God. The spirit and the flesh fight against each other constantly. They are only concerned with the present time. dying people. They can only see each other. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 …pray without ceasing… The Laodicean church is everywhere. Humans have strong flesh. They cannot see spiritually hungry and thirsty people in this world.
One day he had a heart aneurism. The angels of God came and took him to the spiritual world. and telling people about Jesus. They showed him the number of people that die in one day. speaking the truth about his experience to the churches. The church needs to wake up. God sees this day’s church as the Laodicean church. He fainted and went to the hospital. telling the church to wake up and pray. There was a time when he ran for a political election. I know one brother named Howard Pittman. He went to church and served God his way. Sleeping Church! to raise them up and give them spiritual muscle to fight the battle and work for God. God wants to work with the church. very selfish. the devil is rejoicing because the church is asleep. they showed him how many people go to hell and how many go to heaven. He took care of many foster children. After he came back from the spiritual world.Wake Up. He believed that he was a mighty. He was a Christian. He saw that very few make it to heaven. Right now. He goes everywhere. but the church does not have the desire to work with Page 21 . Then he heard the voice of God say that God sees this day’s church as the Laodicean church. he gave up everything of this world and now travels from place to place. He was very successful in this world. The church has become the Laodicean church. handing people tracks. very lukewarm. Also God spoke to him and showed him that self is our biggest enemy. true Christian. Once a week he stood on the street corner. where he died.
When My Voice Touches His Heart, Part One God and accomplish the work of God. God completes His work according to the joy of His will. The devil will pay the price for leading people to hell. We must pray. Through our prayers this nation will change and rise up like the eagle. The Holy Spirit comes as the Spirit of intercessory prayer, but people often do not acknowledge Him. Romans 8:26-27 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. ow He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Before we pray, we must ask the Holy Spirit to pray through us.
Chapter 3: Persecution for Prayer
When My Voice Touches His Heart, Part One What happens when we pray under the power of the Holy Spirit? There is a powerful story in the Bible, in the New Testament, about Jesus’ disciple. King Herod murdered John’s brother James. He used a sword and killed him. When the Jewish people saw this they rejoiced. That encouraged King Herod and stirred up his heart; he wanted to destroy every Christian in order to please the leaders of the Jews. Around that same time, on the Passover Day, King Herod arrested Peter and put him into jail. Herod made a plan to wait until after Passover Day to kill him. The church in Jerusalem came together and prayed. In human eyes, it was impossible for Peter to be released from jail. But they prayed diligently and believed that God will move. When we pray, we need to pray like the first church. We need to be diligent and pray in one accord. Through your prayers, God will do something powerful; He will answer your prayer. Acts 12:1-5 ow about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. ow it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread. So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover. Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
And when Peter had come to himself. and immediately the angel departed from him.” Through the prayer of the church. At that moment. he said. “ ow I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel. and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up. And when Herod was about to bring him out. but thought he was seeing a vision. and did not know that what was done by the angel was real. kicked Peter in the side. When they were past the first and the second guard posts. but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Page 25 .” So he went out and followed him. and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. and they went out and went down one street. ow behold. Then the angel said to him. And he said to him. saying. the angel of God visited him. “Rise quickly. he fell asleep between two guards. God sent His angel to deliver Peter from the hands of the enemy. bound with two chains between two soldiers. Acts 12:5-12 Peter was therefore kept in prison. that night Peter was sleeping. and so he did. When Peter was inside the jail. an angel of the Lord stood by him. and a light shone in the prison. and said. “Gird yourself and tie on your sandals”. “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. which opened to them of its own accord.Persecution for Prayer The people in Jerusalem prayed for Peter. they came to the iron gate that leads to the city. woke him up. “Put on your garment and follow me.
For that reason. King Herod ruled over the Roman Empire and all of Palestine. someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house. the mother of John whose surname was Mark. King Herod was proud of his power and work. he persecuted and murdered Christians. Jesus gave James special training. Luke 8:49-55 While He was still speaking. Persecution had also started in Jerusalem. but he had a mental disease. where many were gathered together praying. chapter 8. in the book of Luke.When My Voice Touches His Heart. when he had considered this. King Herod tried to please people and help people. He was a people pleaser and would do anything to gain the favor of the Romans and the Jews. John. During his reign. Christians had to deal with this mental man. He tried to keep the peace in Rome. When Jesus raised a little girl from the dead He took James.” So. the gospel had been spreading out from Jerusalem into Judea. Samaria. James was the first disciple martyred for Jesus. He did anything he could to gain their favor. he came to the house of Mary. he believed that Christianity caused division in this world so he arrested Christians and killed Jesus’ disciples. Sometimes. Antioch. and Gentile lands. James was the first disciple martyred for Jesus. Page 26 . King Herod cut off his head. Part One Jewish people. Remember. and Peter with Him.
” When He came into the house. James. and John. corrected them. “Little girl. He trained them.” And they ridiculed Him. but sleeping. When Jesus went to the mountain to pray.” Then her spirit returned. loved them. ow all wept and mourned for her. Jesus told James and His disciples. but He said. “Do not weep. took her by the hand and called. saying. He permitted no one to go in except Peter. but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give. He answered him. knowing that she was dead. Jesus spent a lot of time with these three disciples. and James with Him. arise. And He commanded that she be given something to eat. “You will indeed drink My cup. hearts. but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father. He took John. and she arose immediately. and the father and mother of the girl. and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with. He planted many seeds in their minds. and she will be made well. As they prayed. “Your daughter is dead. “Do not be afraid. But He put them all outside. and helped them to grow spiritually. “You will indeed drink My cup. Elijah and Moses came to see Jesus on the mountain.” Page 27 . only believe.” Matthew 20:23 So He said to them. and flesh. saying. Peter.Persecution for Prayer saying to him. she is not dead.” But when Jesus heard it. Do not trouble the Teacher.
Martyr: you love God more than your own life. After that. they murdered those who believed in Him and followed Him. but I chose you out of the world. therefore the world hates you. that he would be martyred for Jesus. you know that it hated Me before it hated you. John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you. but Adam disobeyed God. the Jews killed Jesus. First. In the beginning of this earth. Since the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry. a gift. It always comes against God. A martyr is a person who loves the Word of God more than his own life or flesh. Part One This tells us about James’ future.When My Voice Touches His Heart. When the Jewish people saw Herod kill James they rejoiced. But God loves us so much that He never wants to lose us. Page 28 . His love sent His only Son to this world and saved us. This is how we inherited sin and now live under the authority of the devil. If you were of the world. To be martyred is a great blessing. Yet because you are not of the world. Even today this world hates Christianity. they hate Jesus.” This world is under the authority of the devil. this world hated Him because they hated God. the world would love its own. He loves Jesus more than anything and train his life with the Word of God. but they do not hate the Christians themselves. Not everyone can be martyred for Jesus. God gave Adam and Eve the authority to rule this world.
Jesus also taught the disciples how to give tithes and offerings. but teach the way of God in truth. and power. He taught them how to walk in spiritual prosperity and divine health. He taught people to obey the law. He showed the disciples how to overcome this world and every temptation.” And Jesus answered and said to them. He showed the disciples how to heal the sick and raise the dead. Because Jesus’ teaching was very powerful. They hated Jesus because His teaching was perfect teaching. the Pharisees. love.Persecution for Prayer Jesus trained His disciples to pray and save souls. He did not encourage anyone to disobey the law of the land or take away from the law. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar. they said to Him. and care about no one. understanding. “Caesar’s. for You do not regard the person of men. He taught them that whatever belonged to God should be given to God and whatever belonged to Caesar should be given to Caesar. “Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it. “Whose image and inscription is this?” They said to Him. And He said to them. or shall we not pay?” But He. hypocrites. He showed them how to build the kingdom of God in this earth and speak the truth. Mark 12:14-17 When they had come. or not? Shall we pay. nothing but the truth. “Render Page 29 . they constantly tested Jesus. knowing their hypocrisy. and scribes were threatened by His knowledge. He taught His disciples to walk in faith. said to them.” So they brought it. “Teacher. and joy. so they always looked for Jesus’ faults. Even so. peace. we know that You are true.
So King Herod was waiting until after the Passover Day. Jesus spent a lot of time with His disciples. He knew that James would be martyred for Him. Part One to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s. Jesus had wisdom to answer every question. This world hates Jesus. King Herod was concerned. He trained His disciples to live a prayer life. especially those who truly follow after Jesus. and John. He only thought about having favor with the Jews. all the Jews gathered together in Jerusalem to give offerings to God. Jewish custom is to not do anything during the Passover holiday. He wanted to kill Peter and obtain more favor from the Jews. He showed them how to fight the battle. they just eat unleavened bread for eight days and gave thanks to God. Herod’s plan was to show the Jews His persecution of Christians when they came together for the holiday. He didn’t even know that he had become an enemy of God. This world always persecutes the children of God. Jesus knew James’ future. though. He believed that Christians had some kind of supernatural power.” And they marveled at Him. one apostle of Jesus had already escaped from jail by the power of God. so they hate Christians. James. so they hate Christians This world hates Jesus. On the Passover Day. because not that long before. That was the reason that he arrested Peter and put him in jail.When My Voice Touches His Heart. He knew one thing about Christians— Page 30 . King Herod also hated believers. especially Peter. and to God the things that are God’s.
They had eyes to see but they could not see and ears to hear but they could not hear. Herod didn’t want Peter to get out of jail. If the Jews only knew the true meaning of the lamb and the Passover. If he escaped. But they were spiritually blind. Sin had closed their hearts and blindness destroyed the truth of God in their lives. they would never have persecuted Christians.Persecution for Prayer because of that power. it would be embarrassing and humiliating for him. He also knew that if he could kill Peter. no one could stop them from doing whatever God called them to do. Sin closed their eyes. the Jews had been stirring up each other’s anger. They had been fighting the truth and committing sin for a long. unbelievers and the Jews would be very happy because Peter was a leader of Christianity. Peter also had a relationship with the Gentiles. Herod told his soldiers to watch Peter. sin closed their ears. Page 31 .
Chapter 4: Prayer in the Midst of Persecution .
Around Peter. he fell asleep. on each side. Prayer goes everywhere freely. the chains came off of Page 34 . The darkness disappeared and the light made a road for Peter to walk on. He was able to sleep because he trusted Jesus and honored God. Together. James’. we are one body in Christ. but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church. someone interrupted his sleep. when King Herod arrested Peter. The first church was shocked and grieved. All of a sudden. Nothing stopped him from having peace. It was right after the disciple. He had a hard time waking up because he was deeply. Believers are one in the spirit. All along the jail was very dark. On the day they planned to kill Peter. no one could stop prayer. death. At that moment. everyone was watching him very carefully. He fell asleep very peacefully and deeply. but light was shining inside the jail cell. Believers are one in the spirit. This verse shows us that people were praying for Peter. Spiritual warfare was strong. Even though Peter was physically jailed. Part One Acts 12:5 Peter was therefore kept in prison. deeply asleep. It was a very difficult time for them. he had tremendous peace.When My Voice Touches His Heart. but even so. They had put two chains on him. were four soldiers who were guarding him. and God will answer their prayers. The prayer of the righteous has great power. We are one body.
To open before him the double doors. Peter was escaping from jail as God blinded every guard’s eyes. Peter thought that he was seeing a vision. watching very carefully. This is symbolic of the salvation of Jesus Christ in our lives. To Cyrus. Peter was set free from jail. After they passed through that gate. Peter and the angel kept walking. They needed to pass one more place—a great. they walked in the street. Isaiah 45:1-2 Thus says the LORD to His anointed. The salvation of Jesus Christ sets sinners free from every chain. Guards were everywhere. whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings. I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.Prayer in the Midst of Persecution his body. But even so. When the angel touched his side. or in our lives. but it opened automatically. So that the gates will not be shut: I will go before you And make the crooked places straight. The gospel always brings Page 35 . Just like that. the chains broke off of his body. The angel woke Peter up and directed him out of the jail. big gate. another miracle took place. God can break off every chain on our body. As they stood in front of that gate. Peter’s deliverance is symbolic of the salvation of Jesus in our lives. they didn’t touch the gate.
When Peter got out of jail.When My Voice Touches His Heart. When the congregation saw that God had answered their prayers. I will answer. the first thing he did was go to his brothers and sisters in the Lord to let them know that he was free indeed. God already knows our hearts. The Jews believed that Peter would die the next day. Peter finally realized that God rescued him from King Herod and the expectations of the Jewish people. they were very excited. That was the plan of God. And while they are still speaking. Page 36 . At that moment. They were pretty excited and happy that a leader of Christianity would die. They continued praying for Peter over and over again. I will hear. for the grace of God and mercy of God. God wanted Peter to preach the gospel and save the souls. where they were holding a prayer meeting. she was John Mark’s mother’s. Isaiah 65:24 It shall come to pass That before they call. They used her house to hold meetings. James was martyred for Jesus. Mary. He went to Jerusalem. But God had a different plan for Peter. but He still wants us to ask Him. One disciple was already gone. Peter showed up at Mary’s house. Part One liberty and leads us out from every spiritual jail. That was the house of the sister of Barnabas. Many people came together and prayed.
“This is an American church. and it will be opened to you. worship God.Prayer in the Midst of Persecution Matthew 7:7 “Ask.” He described our unity and love. we all grieve. but it is actually like a Korean church. and you will find. anything.000 years ago. sorrow. the Antioch church of 2. leadership. and when someone was happy. They all had the same vision. they were all happy. They had the desire to worship God in spirit and in truth. sadness. This is just like First Love Christian Church leadership and members. the same heart. They shared grief and joy. We share happiness. The church of today should be run like the first church. If someone grieves. Every church should be run like the first church of 2.” We must ask. First Love Christian Church doesn’t do anything without prayer. he saw the spirit of true worship. and blessing. we need to ask. and members did not bring their own plan or agenda to the church. They followed the direction of the Holy Spirit. he made a comment saying. The first church allowed the Holy Spirit to be Lord over their church. and it will be given to you. help the needy. We start with prayer and end with prayer. If we have needs in our life. Page 37 . When he saw our church. and go deeper with God. to win the souls. When one person grieved. seek. we are all happy. everyone grieved. knock. One time our church had a guest speaker from India. Our church is like the first church in the Bible. If someone is happy. We all pray. The first church shared everything.000 years ago. The pastor. He was talking about the prayer life of our church members.
just like He delivered Israel. We know what tomorrow will be like. Our prayer always makes everything different. When we pray. there is great victory. Through prayer. what kind of attitude should we have? What kind of prayer will touch and change the throne room of God? When we apply these seven steps to our prayer. How should we pray? What kind of prayer touches the throne room of God? The Holy Spirit will use seven steps to teach us how we should pray. This world cannot give anyone security or happiness. then pray Step 4: Pray diligently and be steadfast for what you believe Step 5: Give corporate prayer to God Step 6: Have joy when you pray Step 7: Give God prayer and praise of the evening Page 38 . Praise the Lord! The first church knew how to share with one another. He has delivered us from the Red Sea and the wilderness. situations change. then pray Step 3: Give evidence of your faith. We have seen that our God is a God of deliverance. For this world. Part One Through prayer life. As we pray in unity. When we pray according to God’s riches in glory. we can experience the power of God over and over again.When My Voice Touches His Heart. We don’t know about tomorrow. These days this world is very evil. we have seen many wonderful signs and miracles. prayer will never fail. we will see great change. but for believers tomorrow is known. Step 1: Pray according to the will of God Step 2: Recognize the power of God. anything can happen. Every church needs to pray in unity. tomorrow is very unknown. The economy and government need help.
Chapter 5: Pray According to the Will of God .
Those types of prayers will not receive an answer from God. We will have peace and understanding. and all these things shall be added to you. He hears us. whatever we ask. Matthew 6:33-34 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. And if we know that He hears us.” To seek His kingdom first is the will of God. Instead. But many people do not pray according to the will of God when they pray. If we know His will and pray and believe. Bring people to His Page 40 . God will answer our prayers. Do not worry about what you are going to eat. How do we seek His kingdom? Preach the gospel. that if we ask anything according to His will. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow. That is how we know God will answer our prayers. What is the will of God? The will of God is for you to seek His kingdom first.” 1 John 5:14-15 ow this is the confidence that we have in Him. they pray according to the covetousness of their own desires. Part One Step 1: Pray according to the will of God How do we know what the will of God is in our lives? His Word says. or wear. “Pray according to His Word. we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.When My Voice Touches His Heart. drink.
Yet you do not have because you do not ask.Pray According to the Will of God kingdom. before we pray we must study God’s Word and seek. are very selfish. If you know that you are praying according to His will. People feel uneasy because of their disobedience. you will feel much more secure. But God will not answer those who pray according to the lust of their own flesh. Save the souls. Also. people. You fight and war. find. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. Strife and division is caused by our own covetousness. We. This is His will. because you ask amiss. James 4:1-3 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. If we do His will. know that in their time of need or trial. God will answer their prayers. But those who seek God’s kingdom and His righteousness. and know what His will is. You ask and do not receive. They have security in the Lord and become very bold. We do things because we want to gain something and if we don’t Page 41 . that you may spend it on your pleasures. You will find the will of God in the Scriptures. You can be very straightforward and bold with God. This Scripture tells us that strife and division are caused by our own covetousness. They can live life with joy and peace. . This is the reason that God sent His only Son to this world. we will be set free from uneasiness.
“You have not because you did not ask. they are never satisfied. we see that not one of the people of Israel died of hunger. If their desire becomes too strong. Some people might say. Some people ask but they do not receive because they do not ask according to the will of God.” God is the foundation of blessing. it means that you are not asking for that thing for the honor and glory of God. we get angry and frustrated. Part One gain anything. Even when they were slaves to Egypt for 400 years. How come I don’t have anything?” The book of James says. but the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes cause people to fight. People always want to have more and more things. When we study the Old Testament. “I do not covet after anything. God provided all of their needs. they become murderers. When you ask with the wrong attitude. We feel cheated and used by others and then we fight. parents and children fight. These days people are fighting every day for insignificant reasons. when they wandered around in the wilderness for 40 years. God is the foundation of everything. we must trust Him. Even though they were in the wilderness for 40 years. Born again believers need to trust God. they always had food to eat. God always provided all of their needs. including blessing.When My Voice Touches His Heart. Husbands and wives fight. Why are people fighting? God created us with His good image. God fed them and clothed them. When we pray and nothing Page 42 . After their life of slavery was over. and nations fight with other nations.
if our heart does not condemn us. Because of fear. God really likes and speaks about one commandment more than any other. Many people backslide. just keep His commandments. we need to be bold. 1 John 3:21-22 “Beloved. we will struggle until we truly repent. When we go to God. Even if we do pray. How can we show our love for Jesus. but when we commit sin and don’t repent. He wants to show us that He is love. it always breaks down strongholds and brings a solution to our lives. When we love our neighbors. but because He wants to teach us to have a right relationship with Him. And whatever we ask we receive from Him.” When we pray. because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. That commandment is love. we have fear. but start seeking God in their time of trial. we cannot stand in front of God and pray. We serve a God of order who gives to us according to the measure of our faith. When we have love. agape love. keep His comPage 43 . we go to God. The Bible speaks to them. we have confidence toward God. we must examine our hearts to see what area we need to be change. When we pray according to the lust of our flesh. Sometimes we ask for things that we may not be able to handle.Pray According to the Will of God happens. not because God hates us or doesn’t love us. God’s kind of love. God will not answer our prayers. our love for God? It’s very simple to show our love for Jesus. His love.
When My Voice Touches His Heart. and pray. the Romans were planning to kill him the following day. they came together and prayed. If you are not sure. they gathered together to pray. They knew that the first church needed someone like Peter and he needed to preach the gospel and save souls. Part One mandments. Therefore. He will answer our prayers. are faithful to God. Page 44 . open up the Bible. We all need to know what the will of God is in our lives. Matthew 28. While Peter was inside the jail. They knew the will of God was for Peter to live a longer life. and 2 Corinthians 5. Read Mark 16. When the church found out. give tithes and offerings.
Chapter 6: Recognize the Power of God .
They will give their emotions and feelings. They were fearless because they knew that they served the Most High God. whom we serve is able to deliver us from the fiery furnace and He will deliver us from your hand. we must believe that God is Almighty and that He is with us. God would never forsake them. Part One Step 2: Before you pray. But these men had unshakable faith. Those who doubt about the power of God will not give God diligent prayer. Even so. so King Nebuchadnezzar was trying to give them a second chance. They believed that God was with them and that no matter what.” This speech tells us that they acknowledged the power of God. a powerful God. God will not answer their doubtful prayers. When King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold and commanded everyone to worship and bow down to his statue. We need to study His Word always. “Who is the God who will deliver you from my hand?” King Nebuchadnezzar had strong pride. you need to recognize the power of God. Daniel’s friends were in high positions within the kingdom Babylon. King Nebuchadnezzar said. Therefore. Daniel and his three friends experienced and saw the mighty power of God. He wanted to be a god himself and he wanted people to worship him and his authority. When we pray. O king. Page 46 .When My Voice Touches His Heart. These days so many people doubt about the power of God and try to pray. they were not afraid of burning in the fiery furnace. “Our God. these three men rejected the king’s order. But Daniel’s three friends said. because the Bible tells us that we serve a mighty God. They knew the consequences of not obeying King Nebuchadnezzar.
Sometimes. mighty God. They didn’t even blink their eyes. Job knew that everything came from God. Blessing comes from God. If you believe you serve a mighty God. They knew that their God. Page 47 . if you believe that God owns heaven and earth.Recognize the Power of God King Nebuchadnezzar became extremely angry. and that God could take away. powerful God. As soon as we start praying. how much we believe. They did not worry about anything. you will see different results from your prayers. God has already heard our prayers. even if You don’t answer my prayer.” This is called unconditional love and unshakable faith. you will never allow situations to control you. Before we pray. Life comes from God. “God. Curses come from God. we must confess. I will still serve You and love You. If you believe that you serve a mighty. Death comes from God. God tests us before He answers our prayers. You will handle persecution in a different way. you will not allow situations to control you. fearful for these men’s lives. Second. our God. and how much faith we have. Sometimes God watches how we pray. He knew that God could give. no matter what. If you know that everything comes from God. is the most powerful. if you believe everything is run by His will and power. to see if we are steadfast. The devil can not do anything in our lives without His permission. and then pray. Those around him were scared. We all need to know that everything is in the hands of God. But these three men from Israel had joy and peace. we must first acknowledge that our God is a powerful God.
disappeared from King Nebuchadnezzar’s view. we meet Jesus. who had been with them in the fire. God has already heard your prayer. and persecution. trial. King Nebuchadnezzar didn’t know who Jehovah God or Jesus was. When we are going through times of testing. Jesus. God will show up in the midst of your trial. the king said. God knows our needs even before we pray but He tells us to pray because He wants us to learn to humble ourselves and have a continuous relationship with Him. They acknowledged the power of God God honored these three men and helped them.When My Voice Touches His Heart. and the miracle of God. come out and come here.” The three young men came out from the midst of the fire and at that moment. Then you will meet God in your prayers. As soon as you start praying. How did these three men pray? 1. If you want to meet Jesus. According to the will of God 2. Page 48 . After he saw the steadfastness of these three men. “Servants of the Most High God. Part One Our steadfastness always gains God’s favor and wins over His heart. acknowledge the power of God and pray.
Chapter 7: Give Evidence of Your Faith .
If you want to see a miracle then give to God first. Part One Step 3: Give evidence of your faith to God. And He said to them. What kind of seeds can we plant? The seed of giving. and then pray. and then pray When we ask God for something. One story in the Bible always touches me. This is very important. a sin offering. God will check our faith first. We give a special offering. a thanksgiving offering. Andrew gave Jesus five loaves of bread and two fish. both what they had done and what they had taught. Therefore. our prayer is very powerful. Mark 6:30-44 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things. our giving should not be done conditionally. Our giving needs to be truthful and pure. a burnt offering. “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while. We must plant seeds before we pray.When My Voice Touches His Heart. or a joy offering and we make a vow before God with our offering. When we plant the seeds of our faith by our actions. Jesus used that small seed to bring a great miracle. plant seeds of faith first. This means that we give God our offering. and then answer our prayer. We can plant seeds of faith and action before we pray. Scripture tells us about the five loaves of bread and two fish. We need to be careful when we give.” For there were many Page 50 .
When the day was now far spent. and the two fish He divided among them all.” And when they found out they said. and already the hour is late.” And they said to Him. and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. “You give them something to eat. So He began to teach them many things. So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. in hundreds and in fifties. His disciples came to Him and said. And Jesus. saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them. “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?” But He said to them. “Five. “How many loaves do you have? Go and see. But the multitudes saw them departing. and gave them to His disciples to set before them. And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish. when He came out.” Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. Send them away. and they did not even have time to eat. So they sat down in ranks. and two fish. that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread. for they have nothing to eat. They arrived before them and came together to Him.” But He answered and said to them. He looked up to heaven. blessed and broke the loaves. So they all ate and Page 51 . because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. “This is a deserted place.Give Evidence of Your Faith coming and going.
Jesus saw that their physical bodies needed food and water and provided for those needs as well. Therefore. Even when we serve God. Page 52 . Our bodies need rest. When they went out and preached. there had been no time to rest and eat so Jesus told His disciples to get rest.When My Voice Touches His Heart. ow those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men. Jesus’ disciples had just returned from ministering to people. just to be touched by Him. He felt compassion for them and preached to them. When Jesus saw the multitude of people following Him. He knew that His sheep needed to receive a place to stay and rest. And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. He healed their sick. He knew that they needed food and water. we need to take time to rest. Part One were filled. They were spiritually thirsty and hungry. Second. He is the Shepherd. Jesus fed and took care of their spirits first. The multitude of people had spiritual needs. Jesus and His disciples could not find time to rest. He knew that He needed to provide for them. God created everything in six days and then rested on the seventh day. but a multitude of people rushed to see Him. not just physical needs. Because of this. God told us to work six days and then rest on the seventh day. They were everywhere waiting for Jesus. Jesus always takes care of spiritual needs first. Jesus and His disciples went to a place to get rest.
Even if they took them to a restaurant. feeding this many people was impossible. Faith is in giving whatever you have to God. they needed to give to God. Jesus wants to teach His people to take care of their problems in the Lord.” In human eyes. this world will become their provider. Once you give. When Jesus preached to the people.000 and even if they were able to find a grocery store. There were so many people. Their bellies started growling and they felt hunger. “How much bread do we have?” They had five loaves of bread and two fish. A miracle would not take place until they gave the evidence of their faith. there would not be enough food for all of them. By faith. inside the church. But Jesus answered. Find a solution in the Lord. among believers. Even if you think that what you have will not make any difference. God is the One who is responsible for taking care of people’s needs. The sun was going down. If your brothers and sisters in the Lord have a need. to always find every solution in the Lord. Jesus wanted to teach His disciples this truth. Jesus and His disciples were talking about two totally different things. it could not have fed that size of a multitude of people. They forgot that time was moving forward. just give it by faith. don’t send them to an unbelievers house for help. Jesus asked them. The disciples told Jesus to let the people go to buy food and eat in the town. If believers try to find a solution in this world. They always need a shepherd’s attention and direction. they received.Give Evidence of Your Faith Sheep always need a shepherd because cannot survive without one. “You give to them. When people find a solution in this Page 53 . over 10.
When My Voice Touches His Heart. A solution from this world is a very temporary solution. This Scripture shows us again that we serve a God of order. Then Jesus received the five loaves and two fish from the disciples. and gave thanks to God. We all pray in our time of need. we need to give God evidence of our faith. God used their seed and multiplied it. chapter 6. Before Jesus created a miracle. He Page 54 . When we study the book of Mark. we see that everything was in order. Jesus told His disciples. we must give evidence of our faith. we must not forget to show God the evidence of our faith. After that. They were all filled until they were full. Part One world. Our evidence is seed. They just want to receive fruit from God.” This Scripture shows us that Jesus wants everyone to sit and eat peacefully. First. “Let the people sit down on the green grass. Sooner or later. Jesus allowed the disciples to plant the seed of the five loaves of bread and two fish. He told His disciples to take the food to the people and when they did. it is only a very temporary solution. in times when we need help and when we pray. a miracle took place. People in this world have no desire to give any kind of seed to God. people will have to deal with the same problem again. The bread and fish continually multiplied. God will use our prayer to change situations but before we pray. prayed. just like the five loaves of bread and two fish. It didn’t stop until everyone in that place ate a good meal.
They had to put everything together. that is unity. After asking. The disciples had to put order into the situation. Page 55 . they sat down together and waited for the next step from God. the people started giving thanks to God. Jesus said. 2. They needed to have one heart. Then God gave them great victory.Give Evidence of Your Faith commanded His disciples to pray and work. that a miracle had taken place. They had to wait to hear the voice of God. From the beginning. “You provide food for them. Before a miracle took place the disciples had to through this training: 1. they worked together in unity and soon.” 3. 7. they didn’t just sit under a tree and wait. 4. After they put everything in order. Asking is praying. The disciples had to work in unity and take action. They gave thanks to God. 6. All of the people had to sit down. they had to wait until Jesus gave them direction. 5. They had to submit to God and be obedient. They had to ask Jesus to feed the people. unity. They believed in the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. The disciples had to pray.
If we plant seeds. and have order in our lives. Part One The disciples started acting and living by faith. Without order. The church needs to have spiritual order. we will have much more security in God.When My Voice Touches His Heart. pray. Every area of our lives needs to have order. We all need to have spiritual order in our lives. The schools need to have spiritual order. this world would be in total confusion. Our finances need to have order. Believers’ homes need to have spiritual order. Then we will have joy. this is spiritual order. this world would be a mess. The White House needs to have spiritual order. Prayer life always provides unconditional joy. Jesus did everything by the order of God. Page 56 . Businesses need to have their own order.
Chapter 8: Pray Diligently .
Sometimes. Daniel always studied the Word of God. Let’s study how Daniel prayed. Daniel prayed and God helped him understand the book of Jeremiah. they get so busy talking about those things that they soon forget to study and pray. He had a strong relationship with God and God made him a prophet. When we pray. the voice of Page 58 . Jeremiah 25:10-12 “Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness. we see that Daniel prayed diligently for three weeks. when God gives people visions. like Daniel prayed. or prophecies when they start praying. He loved God and Israel. dreams. the devil was trying to stop his prayer. we must pray diligently. but the entire time. our prayer goes up to God. Daniel saw that his people had left God and lived in sin and his heart was grieved.When My Voice Touches His Heart. like Daniel. but the devil always tries to stop our prayer. When we pray. we pray we must be diligent. After he studied. As he studied the book of Jeremiah. The devil is after the home. When we study the book of Daniel. The Holy Spirit gave him understanding. God spoke to him. Part One Step 4: When you pray. He prayed mostly for his country. This country is shaking When because of so many broken homes. But Daniel always studied and prayed. he continued to humbly seek God. you need to pray diligently and be steadfast for what you believe The devil is constantly trying to destroy our prayer. he never stopped. Even so. he had so much compassion for his country. Daniel was a righteous man of God.
He prayed to God. The Word of God clearly tells us that we must honor the Sabbath day. When Daniel read the book of Jeremiah. the land of the Chaldeans. for their iniquity. We need to remember that even if God gives us a promise. he had hope again because he knew that he would go back to the land of Canaan very soon.’ says the LORD. We need to learn how to pray from Daniel. that I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation. Daniel read this promise and felt overwhelmed by the grace of God. His promise will never be fulfilled. and I will make it a perpetual desolation. Page 59 . His prayer was a very powerful prayer that touched the throne room of God.” Scripture says that Judah would serve Babylon for 70 years and that afterwards. First. And this whole land shall be a desolation and an astonishment. God spoke to Daniel very clearly about His judgment of Judah. if we don’t pray. and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. God would give them freedom. Then it will come to pass. Finally. Why did God allow Judah to come under Babylon’s power? Judah broke the Sabbath day. he praised God and gave Him a prayer of repentance. the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp. God will always answer that kind of prayer. he was very happy. when seventy years are completed. Prayer causes every promise to be fulfilled.Pray Diligently the bridegroom and the voice of the bride.
She was obsessed with money and with the things of this world.500 promises.” and then stop praying. it will not be fulfilled unless we pray. She liked it. She lost a godly conscience and became very money minded. She listened. She had a money conscience. The devil hates praying people. She would pray for a couple of hours at a time. I knew one preacher that used to pray. Then I believe that one day the devil came and visited her. Then a lying spirit came to her. “You don’t have to pray. Your will be done. people need to remember that the promise of God and prayer go together. You don’t have to sweat and cry.” She thought about it. She chased after money. “God. she started lying to people. So she stopped praying.When My Voice Touches His Heart. God answered her prayer. The promise of God will not come automatically. When we pray. who see the fulfilling of every promise. The devil told her. Page 60 . You can go straight to the throne room of God and give God one word. Part One Daniel read God’s promise for Judah. she had wonderful fellowship with God. are prayer warriors. we cannot just pray. and when she prayed. He does everything in his power to stop people from praying. The only people who receive the promise. Things would happen in her life. In the Bible there are 32. There was no joy in her life. After she stopped praying. Even if God gives us a promise. Like Daniel. we could see confusion in her life and disorder in her ministry. but very few people receive these promises. After people stop praying the devil controls their life.
and very superficial. and pray whenever we want. 2.Pray Diligently We must remember that we all serve the same God—the God of Abraham. Daniel knew the power of fasting. without the Holy Spirit. and joy. It was very special prayer. God commands all of His children to pray. When Daniel found out about the plan of God for Israel. That material touched his skin and felt very uncomfortable. Daniel prayed more deeply. Daniel took off all of his comfortable clothes. our prayer is unstable. up and down. When we pray in the Holy Spirit. but always has a lot of power. Daniel wore sackcloth. the God of Isaac. He wore very uncomfortable material on his body. This means that he was 100% repentant. Daniel knelt down on his knees in ashes. Daniel prayed and sat on top of ashes. the God of Jacob. If we eat. to help us. our prayer is not a prayer of supplication. the God of Peter. When we try to pray in our flesh. The Holy Spirit is here to pray through us. This type of sacrificial prayer will destroy the plans of the enemy. and be done with it. there is strength. How did Daniel prepare his heart? 1. Prayer of supplication requires sacrifice. Page 61 . His powerful prayer was a true prayer from his heart. Daniel realized that he could not just pray. and the God of John. sleep. and say “amen”. our prayer does not have anointing. Daniel first prepared his heart with fasting. power. 3.
Chapter 9: Pray Like Daniel
When My Voice Touches His Heart, Part One We can learn these three things from Daniel: 1. The confession of our sin Daniel repented for his country’s sin. Sin always causes the glory of God to leave us. When God points out a particular sin in our life, there are two different ways that we can respond. The first type of person rebels against God and their spiritual leaders. Therefore, they commit more sin. This type of people says, “I don’t have sin. That’s not really sin.” They are justifying their sin; they are not ready to give it up. We are all sinners. The second type of person immediately stops committing that sin. Romans 3:23 …for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… Sin does not send you to hell; an unrepentant heart does. God does not send sinners to hell, but those who don’t repent. Sin is not a scary thing but an unrepentant heart is. Therefore, before we go to God, we first need to confess our sin. Give God the prayer of confession of your sin; God gives mercy to those who are broken before Him. Daniel was a holy man of God, even so, he confessed his sin and asked God to forgive him because he carried Israel’s sin upon his shoulders. We need to be like Daniel. Daniel even prayed for other people’s sins to be forgiven by God. He also repented for the sin of Israel.
Before we pray. we need to be very careful. but they receive an evil spirit because they have not repented. If people hold sin in their hearts and try to pray. Repent like Daniel: Daniel repented as though Israel’s sin was his own sin. and renews Page 65 . The devil comes with his spirit and fills their heart with an evil spirit. Daniel 9:5-6 We have sinned and committed iniquity. you must check your heart before you pray to see how much you’ve really been obeying Him. and fill you. the first thing that we need to do is ask Jesus to wash us with His blood. Therefore. who spoke in Your name to our kings and our princes. Repentance cleanses our heart.Pray Like Daniel What is sin? Sin is breaking the law of God. an evil spirit can torment you. to our fathers and all the people of the land. oppress you. even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments. If you want God to answer your prayers. Daniel repented for Israel’s sin as if it was his own sin. the commandments of God. an evil spirit can come to possess or oppress them. Sin is knowing the law of God but refusing to obeying it. We need to repent for every sin. purifies our heart. Some people pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit. If your heart has been opened by your sin. either have we heeded Your servants the prophets. we have done wickedly and rebelled. Prophets told Israel to repent many times but they did not listen.
Compared to my sin. Israel received humiliation and persecution because they refused to repent. Justice goes to You and punishment to me. to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel. Part One our heart. clean up your sin. Daniel gave this kind of prayer to God.” This is a prayer of brokenness. “God. but to us shame of face. righteousness belongs to You. Satan cannot enter into you. because of the unfaithfulness which they have committed against You. you only need to take care of trash.” True repentance means keeping silent about how correct you are. If you want to take care of the flies. The prayer of brokenness Daniel 9:7 “O Lord. this punishment is so light. those near and those far off in all the countries to which You have driven them. it brings us a new beginning.When My Voice Touches His Heart. This is right. Just say. If you take care of the garbage in your heart. We can learn these three things from Daniel: 2. the garbage. as it is this day—to the men of Judah. If your heart is clean and covered with the blood of Jesus. By the blood of Jesus we can have a powerful prayer life. Page 66 . the devil cannot come. What is true repentance? True repentance means keeping silent about how correct you are. The devil is like a fly. he only likes dirty places. If you don’t want the devil to tempt you. what You are doing is right.
‘God. for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled. standing afar off. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself. I pray. We can learn these three things from Daniel: 3. confusion. or even as this tax collector. deception. but beat his breast. this man went down to his house justified rather than the other. Many times we say. let Your anger and Your fury be turned Page 67 . and self-righteousness.’ And the tax collector. I fast twice a week. saying. I always help others and pray and study the Bible. and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” The prayer of self-righteousness. or mumbling will not move the throne room of God. I am good. This type of prayer will not touch the heart of God. one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you. “God this is not fair. according to all Your righteousness. Luke 18:10-14 “Two men went up to the temple to pray. Still look at me. I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners. The prayer of forgiveness Daniel 9:16-17 “O Lord. ‘God. unjust. Why do they treat me like this?” We give this kind of prayer to God all the time.Pray Like Daniel Listen to how you pray. I give tithes of all that I possess. We need to pray like the tax collector in the Bible. This is not a prayer of brokenness. but a prayer of justification. would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven. adulterers.
” This day we need to give God the prayer of brokenness and say. give praise to God because our God is a God of justice.When My Voice Touches His Heart. ow therefore. which is desolate. When Jacob fell asleep on top of the rock. don’t give a prayer of confusion. not for our sake but for God’s honor and glory.” Ask God for forgiveness. His prayer touched the heart of God. Your holy mountain. saves us. but forgive me.” Prayer needs to end by giving all glory and honor to God. Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us. The Word of God also tells us about Jacob and the angels. When you pray. and his supplications. For God’s name’s sake. “Forgive me. Accept your sin. because for our sins. and helps us. our God. but pray specifically. hear the prayer of Your servant. Daniel prayed all day long. and for the iniquities of our fathers. After you repent. He saw the angels of God coming in and out of heaven. and forgiveness. brokenness. the windows of heaven were opened. Do not deny your sin. and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary. Be responsible for your sin and don’t try to justify it. Part One away from Your city Jerusalem. Say to God. He gives us mercy. all for Your honor and glory. beginning in the morning and continuing until the time of the evening sacrifice. Page 68 . Daniel used these three steps to pray: confession. “I deserve this. Who are you to fight with God? Are you greater than God? Acknowledge your sin and pray for yourself.
Pray Like Daniel Genesis 28:11-12 So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. When we pray, God sends His angels to answer our prayers. When the angel spoke to Daniel, he said, “God sent the answer to your prayer the first day.” When we pray we need to have security in the Lord. We need to pray according to His will and believe that He is powerful. God will answer our prayer, when we give evidence of our faith and pray diligently. The angels will deliver the answer of our prayer to us. Prayer is spiritual warfare. It is a battle; it is war. When we fight with Satan through prayer, the angels of God also fight with the demons in the air. Satan always tries to keep our prayers from going to God; but when we continually and diligently pray, it’s like we are connecting line to line in the air. The angels of God catch that line and come to us with an answer from our Lord God. Prayer, connecting line to line through our diligence, is a secret of the spiritual world. Remember, we are not just dealing with the physical world; we are dealing with the spiritual world. As we pray, God sends more angels to fight the battle. Do not give up fighting for your family. Do not give up fighting for your husband’s salvation, your wife’s salvation, your children’s salvation, or your friend’s salvation. Do not give up praying for this nation. The United States has lost so Page 69
When My Voice Touches His Heart, Part One many spiritual blessings. The devil is jumping around everywhere. He is building abominable things on this holy land. The church has lost the Spirit of God, the Spirit of truth. There are so many empty pews inside the church. Old people attend church but the young people are gone. Where are the youth? Where are the young children? Who has taken them out from the church? When our children lost direction from the Holy Spirit, they lost hope. After this country removed prayer from its schools in 1962, the youth lost direction. After they took the Ten Commandments out of our schools and courthouses, children lost direction. Many have lost their conscience. When they lost direction from the Holy Spirit, they lost hope. Look around at this nation. Where is our future? Our children should be our future but they are lost in the wilderness. Who can bring these children to the Spirit of truth and integrity? Who can raise them as responsible citizens and leaders of this nation? Education will help some, but education is not everything. Children need to have strong morals in their minds and hearts, but they don’t know what godly or decent morals are. Many of our young people do not know who they are. They are confused about their sexuality and many other issues. The USA has lost its great spiritual life. It has lost touch, its connection, with Jesus. Even so, it is not too late. If we pray, if the church prays like Daniel prayed, God can heal our children’s minds and hearts. He can raise them up as mighty leaders and vessels, mighty leaders of this country and for the kingdom of God. Page 70
Pray Like Daniel Daniel thought that Israel would never have another chance to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem and give God holy offerings, sacrifices, and true worship in His holy land. But God spoke to Daniel through the book of Jeremiah. God showed him that He would restore Israel. God restored Israel after their captivity. That means that God is able to restore our land, as well. God can build the true church and bring life and godly morals back to this country. We must grieve for this country the way that Daniel grieved. We need to look back and see how we made mistakes. The church needs to repent for just standing back and just watching the sin in this nation grow. Now is the time for the church to blow the trumpet like Gideon blew the trumpet. We need to bring back everything that the enemy has stolen from us. We need to possess this land again with the holy truth, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. If we continually keep silent and let sin cry out and take over this land, we will suffer a great consequence. The judgment of God will come to our nation and swallow up the people of America.
Chapter 10: Jesus Sent Them Two by Two .
God sent two people at a time. The number two is the number of witness. which I am Page 74 . When God sent the disciples out to preach His Word. Matthew 18:19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask. God will give it to them. We feel weak and hopeless when we are alone. Part One Step 5: Give corporate prayer to God Scripture says that if two believers agree on earth concerning anything that they ask. God sent twelve spies to spy the land of Canaan. and anointing. When two people say something. it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. and gave them power over unclean spirits. umbers 13:1-2 And the LORD spoke to Moses. When God has an assignment for us. Mark 6:7 And He called the twelve to Himself. but when we come together and pray. One person can cast out one thousand. God always sends two people to accomplish His work. “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan. but two people can cast out ten thousand.” Corporate prayer has the power to change every situation. and began to send them out two by two. power. Even in the Old Testament. God wants believers to come together and pray. it is easier to believe. suddenly we feel much more strength. two by two. saying.When My Voice Touches His Heart.
“Go up this way into the South. and there cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes.” ow the time was the season of the first ripe grapes. ow they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the Page 75 . and Talmai. whether the cities they inhabit are like camps or strongholds. and go up to the mountains.) Then they came to the Valley of Eshcol. were there. and said to them. Ahiman. Be of good courage. Sheshai. they carried it between two of them on a pole. whether the land they dwell in is good or bad. every one a leader among them. ( ow Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt. And they returned from spying out the land after forty days. because of the cluster which the men of Israel cut down there. few or many.Jesus Sent Them Two by Two giving to the children of Israel. So they went up and spied out the land from the Wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob. and whether there are forests there or not.” umbers 13:17-33 Then Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan. the descendants of Anak. The place was called the Valley of Eshcol. And bring some of the fruit of the land. near the entrance of Hamath. and see what the land is like: whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak. whether the land is rich or poor. And they went up through the South and came to Hebron. They also brought some of the pomegranates and figs. from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man.
and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South. It truly flows with milk and honey. and so we were in their sight. and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. at Kadesh. the cities are fortified and very large. for they are stronger than we. moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. the Hittites. That is very dangerous. Jesus wanted a strong foundation to build the kingdom Page 76 . and said: “We went to the land where you sent us.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out. “Let us go up at once and take possession.” There are many people who want to do ministry work by themselves. and the Amorites dwell in the mountains.” Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses. and said. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants).” But the men who had gone up with him said. saying. Even Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight. Part One children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran. Then they told him. “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants. the Jebusites. they brought back word to them and to all the congregation. for we are well able to overcome it.When My Voice Touches His Heart. The devil will attack you when you are alone. and this is its fruit. and showed them the fruit of the land. “We are not able to go up against the people. evertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong.
We must remind them of their future in the lake of fire. We need to remember this scripture. praying. trying to stop us from preaching the gospel. They have been manifesting through people’s lives. Every time that Jesus preached the gospel He talked about demons. and as being heirs together of the grace of life. Why? Because demons are everywhere. This means that God will not answer their prayers. Therefore we need to cast out the demons that are trying to stop us from preaching the gospel. some husbands say that they are Christians but they grieve the Holy Spirit and abuse their wives. When a husband and wife pray together. just pray through that situation. Even at home we must pray. likewise. His soldiers. worshipping God. Remember. giving honor to the wife. it is very important. and fasting. If a husband or wife is abusing their spouse. your prayer always changes people’s lives. dwell with them with understanding. it is very powerful. Jesus wants people to encourage one another and accomplish His work all the way to the end. and praying. living a holy life. that your prayers may not be hindered. When a husband and wife pray together. Also. authority to cast out demons. Jesus gave His disciples. they must make sure Page 77 . as to the weaker vessel. 1 Peter 3:7 Husbands. Doing ministry work by yourself is dangerous.Jesus Sent Them Two by Two of God in this land.
When husband and wife pray together. as anyone had need. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. miracles will take place through their prayer. Revival took place around the world. Because they came together and gave God corporate prayer. Then fear came upon every soul. and in prayers. and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. make sure your hearts are right. Part One that their hearts are right with God and with one another. ow all who believed were together. and had all things in common. praising God and having favor with all the people. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit by hurting your wife or husband. they probably never would have had revival. by saying the wrong thing. Page 78 . What happens when we don’t come together and pray? If the first church hadn’t come together and prayed and fasted. The church grew and had a powerful testimony. the gospel spread out rapidly. When people or the church come together and pray. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple. and divided them among all. Acts 2:42-47 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship. and sold their possessions and goods. and breaking bread from house to house. in the breaking of bread.When My Voice Touches His Heart. they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.
When you pray according to His will. Jesus said that anything that we ask in the name of Jesus. This is the key to opening the windows of heaven. God will answer your prayer. God will give for us. the Holy Spirit came down and rested upon the people. that the Father may be glorified in the Son. God answers our prayers for His honor and glory. If you ask anything in My name.” When we pray. Every church needs to have corporate prayer meetings. but this prayer will be answered.Jesus Sent Them Two by Two When they came together and prayed. Not every prayer will be answered. John 14:13-14 “And whatever you ask in My name. that I will do. Page 79 . God will do it for us. Through our prayers this whole world can change. I will do it.
Chapter 11: Corporate Prayer Has Power .
saying. At first Paul didn’t want to take the time to cast out the demons. The power of God manifested through Paul. that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us. Satan always tries to stop us.” And this she did for many days. Through this prayer. turned and said to the spirit. greatly annoyed. When we try to pray. God used Paul powerfully. Demons recognized Paul and said that he was a great servant of the Lord. When Paul stayed in the city of Philippi. on the way to have corporate prayer meeting. This woman really disturbed Paul. Paul cast out the demon in the name of Jesus. who proclaim to us the way of salvation. “These men are the servants of the Most High God. Paul met a woman possessed by an evil spirit who was a fortuneteller. but this demon was disturbing him so much that Paul had to cast it out. But Paul. This girl followed Paul and us. as we went to prayer.When My Voice Touches His Heart. One day. Part One Let’s look at what happens when we give corporate prayer to God. he always prayed. who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. Acts 16:16-25 ow it happened. Even these days when we try to pray. Prayer always gives us strength and spiritual power. “I command you in the name of Page 82 . Every chance he got he prayed. Prayer helps us to recognize that we are the children of God. demons will try everything in their power to stop us. and cried out. The reason that the Spirit of God dwelt strongly with Paul was that he always prayed.
people could not listen to the gospel.” Demons recognize Jesus. and said. When this happened to Paul and his partner. the Son of God.” Then the multitude rose up together against them. They started to pay attention to her more than the gospel of Jesus. “This man is a servant of the Most High God who proclaims to us the way of salvation. But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone. they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities. to receive or observe. When Jesus preached the gospel. he was grieved by it. And they brought them to the magistrates. But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God.” The book of James also tells us that the demons believe and tremble. You are the holy One. And when they had laid many stripes on them. “These men. The girl said. being Romans. commanding the jailer to keep them securely. he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. I know who You are.” And he came out that very hour. “I know You. being Jews. and they teach customs which are not lawful for us. and the prisoners were listening to them. and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. Because of this girl. They recognized Jesus even before humans. Paul didn’t Page 83 . demons said to Him. they threw them into prison. This happened more than one time. exceedingly trouble our city. Having received such a charge.Corporate Prayer Has Power Jesus Christ to come out of her.
He didn’t want to hear people say that he was using the power of Satan. Also. they will leave. the devil always tries to stop us from praying and preaching the gospel. He was concerned that the true gospel might be spoiled by this disturbance of Satan. Just like the Holy Spirit taught us earlier. Page 84 . Sometimes. When we have faith in the Lord and boldly cast out demons. The book of Revelation talks about a church who allowed Jezebel to come to the church. Immediately they put Paul and Silas in jail. they lost the true gospel. After Paul cast out the demons. true heart before the Lord. Acts 16:24-25 Having received such a charge. Deliverance came to Paul and Silas when they prayed together inside the jail. he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. What happens when people come together and pray and praise God? God sends deliverance. Because they did not stop her. the gospel will become spoiled. If we don’t. We need to separate the Spirit of God and the spirit of Satan. Part One want people to misunderstand. it is very painful to separate the goats from the sheep. If we allow humanism and God to be mixed together. Now she had lost evil power. the owner of this girl got so angry. it will bring a lot of confusion to the body of Christ.When My Voice Touches His Heart. she could not make money for her owner so he turned Paul and Silas over to the Romans. we need to separate the manifestation of the Holy Spirit and demons. Paul cast out the demon in the name of Jesus and the demon immediately left her.
and their brothers and sisters in the Lord. Don’t say that you can pray by yourself. The power of God manifested inside the jail and soon all chains on the prisoner’s bodies were loosed. Through the corporate prayer of Paul and Silas. Page 85 . that means that they are not praying.Corporate Prayer Has Power But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. We must give God corporate prayer. and the prisoners were listening to them. That is just an excuse. the leadership. The prophet Daniel also acknowledged the power of corporate prayer. Afterwards. the prison doors were opened. Your corporate prayer can save souls and set people free from the chains of bondage. Those who truly give God sacrificial prayer. he called for corporate prayer. They will come together and pray with the pastor. Some people say that they don’t like noise or the way that other people pray. acknowledge the power of corporate prayer. When something happened in Daniel’s life. the guard and his family were saved. Corporate prayer always touches the throne room of God and saves the nation.
Chapter 12: Pray in Joy .
unstable in all his ways. After you pray according to the will of God. But when we know that we have prayed according to the will of God. Slowly. We have peace. evidence. Part One Step 6: Pray in joy After we use these five steps of prayer. After prayer. it means that we are not trusting God. we lose excitement to serve God. When we lose joy. James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith. preach the gospel. if we are grieved or sad. Serving the Lord becomes an obligation. and to share the gospel. The joy of the Lord is fruit. the joy of the Lord will overflow through you. Believers need to have joy no matter what. When we pray in our own will. that you are praying according to the will of God. unfinished. we feel secure and start to have a positive attitude. we feel like something is undone. we lose our love for God and become lukewarm.When My Voice Touches His Heart. he is a double-minded man. don’t even ask. the fruit is that we feel uneasy. we must have joy and a thanksgiving heart. for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord. The Bible says that if you don’t trust God and have doubt about what you are praying for. We believe that God will answer in His time. with no doubting. Satan always tries to destroy people’s peace. Believers needs to have joy no matter what. Page 88 .
” Paul never lost joy from the Lord. don’t be discouraged in times of persecution. They put metal chains on his feet. strong beliefs. Paul prayed when he was inside the jail because he knew the power of prayer. Paul. You need to feel blessed and rejoice when people accuse you. Therefore. Stephen. Peter. Paul had very strong character. Sometimes this world does not see it. Just continually pray. and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 2 Timothy 3:12 Yes. Paul’s prayer life never depended upon his circumstances. Through his prayer life. like you know everything. He truly lived a prayer life. He always made time to pray. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:10). Paul wrote a letter saying. Every great man and woman in the Bible rejoiced in their time of persecution. This happens especially when you do not compromise with this world. he ministered to people. Your strong beliefs and faith make your character great. They do not understand so they say that you act very prideful. It was dark inside the jail. they will persecute you. Your character becomes very unique and strong. Even so. When the Holy Spirit fills you.Pray in Joy This world cannot understand why Christians are always happy and joyful. “Rejoice in the Lord. he had joy. His joy never depended upon his circumstances. How many people can rejoice in the time of persecution? We know that Jesus rejoiced. The Scripture says. there was no light. Page 89 . He comes with joy. They praised God and forgave those who falsely accused them. The Word of God tells us that those who want to live life the way of God will be persecuted by this world.
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you. Page 90 . Someone in my family got really angry because I was praying early in the morning. The Bible says we are the light. Many people call themselves Christians. One day. Sometimes. This person was screaming and about ready to kick me from behind. the darkness disappears. your own family comes against you but you must realize that they are not coming against you. They opened the door to my prayer room. Everywhere light shines. we are supposed to be the light of this world. All of a sudden. “You are just like Jesus. Especially those who live prayer life will be falsely accused by others. by their family. they are actually coming against Jesus in you. meaning people’s sin.” Then they left the room. saying. they hate Jesus. Their eyes dropped down to the floor and they started mumbling. Part One Matthew 5:10-11 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. God sends His angels to put a seal around you to protect you as you continually pray. God commands us to have joy.When My Voice Touches His Heart. this person stopped screaming. Remember. but they are looking for fault in other people’s lives to come against them and accuse them falsely.” This day Satan uses Christians to persecute one another. I was praying early in the morning. Real light constantly exposes darkness. but I continually prayed. the enemy gets angry. and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. They do not hate you. and by their loved ones. and because of that. If the enemy comes and attacks you even though you are praying.
so they spend a lot of money on vitamins and health clubs. sickness cannot come near you. and our money. our spouse. physically. Remember. Page 91 .Pray in Joy This world hates us because we love Jesus more than anything. We love Jesus more than our children. God is our provider. they get tired mentally. Even so. Satan always tries to come against those who have joy. It doesn’t mean that if you have joy you will never get sick. The kind of joy that God gives us is unconditional. Your joy can pass down to people around you and bring light. The fruit of prayer is joy. our family. Joy is a good vitamin to our soul and body. but don’t let Satan rob your joy. and happiness to their lives. They have a hard time having hope in the Lord. we need to rejoice because we trust God. But when we stop having joy. angry. God commands us to have God-kind joy. and faith in the Lord. and tired easily. When you guard your heart and keep joy in your heart. hope. joy is contagious. Many people want to live a long life and have a healthy body. He is our partner. sickness and more problems can come into our lives. Those who lose joy in the Lord get sick. In the eyes of this world we are foolish. We can find joy in the Lord always and we can keep joy in the Lord. They eat good food and drink high protein juice. and spiritually. The fruit of having a prayer life is joy. Letting go of joy opens the door to the devil. But the best vitamin is joy from the Lord. The Holy Spirit is living through us. everlasting joy.
Page 92 . You make a choice to have joy and to be grateful. God’s kind of joy. Paul was inside jail. they still lose joy so they seek other kinds of joy. His feet were chained. You make a choice to be depressed and sad. Part One Having joy is a matter of choice. is everlasting joy. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious. It is not moved by any type of circumstance. There are many different kinds of joy. We are heirs of the kingdom of God. God has given us His promise. When those things disappear. but for you it is safe. They rejoice with name and fame. That is when they get into trouble. joy from the throne room of God. Where does joy come from? Our God is the foundation of joy. God never told us to rejoice because of this world.When My Voice Touches His Heart. This world needs to know that all of those things will disappear so fast. my brethren. authority in this world. Paul said. God also commands people to be joyful. This means that the solution is to rejoice in the Lord. Even if those things stay with them. rejoice in the Lord. Paul received joy through his prayer life. This day people rejoice because of this world. money and material things. joy disappears. God is the foundation of joy. “Finally”. Philippians 3:1 Finally. He wrote a letter to the Philippians. He had no freedom to move around.
God’s kind of joy will be with us always. “Go your way. Joy in the Lord is like living water. drink the sweet. Seven years is a long time. for this day is holy to our Lord.” Even when we go through problems and walk in the midst of the darkness. Joy is the evidence of living a prayer life. means that God is reminding you that He is still with you.Pray in Joy The joy that we have in the Lord doesn’t change. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always… Paul wrote letters over and over again telling the same story. Paul wrote the same message to them over and over again because Jesus loved them. just to marry Rachel. When we love someone. and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared. When we Page 93 . He believed that through his letter people would keep joy. born again believers need to rejoice always in the Lord. we don’t feel burdened by them. Joy is the evidence of being a born again believer. for the joy of the LORD is your strength. The book of Genesis shows us that Jacob served his uncle for seven years. Joy is the evidence that you have fellowship with God and are a citizen of heaven. ehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them. the same promise. but for Jacob it was only like one day. everything is very delightful and joyful. eat the fat. Do not sorrow. His love for you never changes. Even if situations change. They are not our heavy burden. even if time passes by. Receiving the same message.
even if our body gets tired. You will not expect too much from God but are willing to lay down your life before Him. Part One serve our loved ones. We don’t feel any burden.When My Voice Touches His Heart. or because we do too much for God. only pleasure. Then we have a hard time praying. God will not give us a reward. but for Jacob it was only like a few days. We start analyzing the movement of the Holy Spirit. Genesis 29:20 So Jacob served seven years for Rachel. We can pray. We lose joy. When we have conditional love for God. it’s probably because you do not love God. Especially. You will always wait on God’s voice. We lose joy when we have sin in our hearts. It’s because there is some kind of sin in your heart. we have joy. we still want to do more and more for them. you do anything that He calls you to do. if you hold on to an analyzing spirit. If anyone has a hard time serving God. When we are set free from that attitude. We need to take care of that feeling or belief because as long as we have that attitude. Some people believe that every time they do something for God. We do not lose joy in the Lord because God has taken it away. You serve Him freely. But if you truly have love for God. We all know that seven years is a long time. and they seemed only a few days to him because of the love he had for her. we receive God’s love as conditional love. He should repay them. an analyzing spirit will cause stumbling to Page 94 .
bitterness. loving money. hatred. but Paul still had joy. Those people never grow or are successful in the Lord. my brethren. Through Paul’s letters people would grow and be encouraged. Sometimes the devil uses money to make people angry. examine your heart. You will probably find sin in your heart. They would receive strength and overcome every situation. rejoice in the Lord. Joy in our heart is the foundation of hope. there was no physical freedom. This joy also brings powerful prayer to God. or unforgiveness. You need to take care of that sin by the blood of Jesus. Maybe the sin of jealousy. Satan uses money to take joy away from people. and through repentance. We know that His Word tells us over and over again that when we repent we become more like Jesus. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious. Always listen to godly advice from your loved ones. or covetousness. They try to find happiness by going into the wrong things. Those who do not have joy do not know the meaning of life. by the Word of God. Page 95 . Paul was inside jail.Pray in Joy your growth in the Lord. If you have a hard time holding on to joy. There are some people who don’t like to receive correction. Families are divided because of money. but for you it is safe. Philippians 3:1 Finally. Joy helps us to give God the offering of thanksgiving and prayer of thanksgiving. At home we need to listen to advice from each other. Joy overflowed through him.
Chapter 13: Joy Comes Through Persistent Prayer .
This world is filled with sin and uneasiness. you must pray. we receive joy. and distrust. and you will find rest for Page 98 . unbelief. but prayer always stirs up our heart to feel God’s love and God’s joy.When My Voice Touches His Heart. and I will give you rest. all you who labor and are heavy laden. When we pray. the land that God has prepared for us. Where does joy come from? There are five ways that we can find joy. Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to Me. doubt. Our heart can be numb. the Holy Spirit will guide us to true joy. When we pray we receive joy. Jesus came to break every bondage and make our burden lighter. Without a prayer life we will miss out on the things that God has for us. fear. and the place that He has prepared for us in heaven. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me. for I am gentle and lowly in heart. hatred. The devil is always putting the chains of worry and fear onto people’s lives. How will we receive joy? Step 1: Through persistent prayer Prayer life always opens our eyes to see the gifts that God has for us. Without prayer life we are spiritually blind. Prayer opens our eyes to see the things that God has for us. “Is there true joy?” Yes. When you feel heavy chains and a heavy burden around you. Part One Some people ask. Let’s look at our lives and see what kind of joy we have.
Through prayer 3. but the devil gives us condemnation. When we repent of all of our sins and give God our cares and worries. Those who want to have the joy of the Lord without a prayer life are foolish. but God will give double blessing to prayer warriors. the burden that destroys our joy? 1. peace. uneasiness. By the spoken word of God 2. Hannah had no children. prophet Samuel’s mother. See how God honored the prayer of Hannah. worry. and doubt. chains will break off. By giving thanks to God We need to pray. God gave her a son. We will be able to receive powerful joy. We immediately need to recognize and acknowledge that those feelings are from the devil and start praying. the fruit of her prayer was a son. God fills your heart with joy.” How do we break off a heavy burden. God gave us righteousness. and joy. Priest Eli thought that Hannah had been drinking. so she prayed deeply from her heart.Joy Comes Through Persistent Prayer your souls. This is what Hannah experienced. she looked like she was drunk. Then we will be set free and receive joy. Your prayer life will give you joy. Because she prayed so deeply. Page 99 . She prayed again and rejoiced in the Lord. but God honored her prayer. The second blessing is the answer to your prayer and the joy that comes with answered prayer. The first blessing comes when you start praying. We feel that there is no hope or peace. Sometimes we experience heaviness in our hearts and we lose encouragement. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Not just that.
wearing a linen ephod. Part One 1 Samuel 2:1 And Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD. “If you give me a son. Samuel was her first son. She gave her son to God freely. When Samuel was born Hannah took Samuel to priest Eli.” Hannah found joy in the Lord. This world’s parents give their children to God one minute. He wanted to bless her again. Samuel always prayed. She left her son on the altar and never looked back. God used Samuel to establish the kingdom of Israel. even as a child. Hannah never did that. Samuel was a wonderful prophet. Samuel worked with God the way that his mother worked with God. My horn is exalted in the LORD. her only child. priest. Samuel inherited a blessing from his mother—a prayer anointing. I will give my son to You. Hannah left Samuel on the altar. She said. I smile at my enemies. but the next minute they want to bring them back to their arms again. and judge. God used Samuel to anoint the first and second kings of Israel. joyfully. 1 Samuel 2:18-21 But Samuel ministered before the LORD.” She kept her promise to God. Saul and David.When My Voice Touches His Heart. God saw Hannah’s beautiful heart. Deep prayer changed her life. Hannah gave her son to God with a joyful heart. Moreover his mother used to make him a little robe. Her prayer brought a wonderful prophet to this world. God gave Hannah three more sons and two daughters. Before she received this son from God she made a vow to God. and bring it to him year by year when she came up Page 100 . Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
And Eli would bless Elkanah and his wife. And if you want to overcome any situation. Then you will become an overcomer and always have joy in your heart .” Then they would go to their own home. pray at least one hour each day. God blessed Hannah and she had great joy. Page 101 . Her prayer life gave her a new life. She gave the prayer of rejoicing.Joy Comes Through Persistent Prayer with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice. And the LORD visited Hannah. If you want to experience joy the way Hannah experienced joy. Hannah rejoiced in the Lord. “The LORD give you descendants from this woman for the loan that was given to the LORD. giving attitude. and say. so that she conceived and bore three sons and two daughters. pray like Hannah prayed. Meanwhile the child Samuel grew before the LORD. She knew that when she prayed that God would answer her. Make a vow before the Lord. Because of this joyful. Hannah found joy during her prayer time.
Chapter 14: God Is the Foundation of Joy .
I submit to You. I will do things according to Your will. they are not in spiritual order. This is the solution for people who have a problem. They need to go back to God and have a relationship with Him. Cain did not have joy. These days people kill each other. have separation. There is no joy. When Adam and Eve came against God. there has been a wall between God and people. pray. The book of Genesis shows us the life story of Cain and Abel. Part One How will we receive joy? Step 2: Recognize that God is the foundation of joy If you want joy then you need to meet Jesus. Therefore. How can people find joy? 1. Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life. The solution is to have a relationship with God. and divorce because they are not praying.When My Voice Touches His Heart. Ever since. This means. fight. You need to know that God is the foundation of joy. Cain was Adam’s firstborn. They have known hopelessness and depression. Through prayer God will give us the keys to open the winPage 104 . he killed his brother. At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. In Your presence is fullness of joy. prayer means “God. He kicked them out from the Garden of Eden. Remember. but those who turn their back on God or stop praying have no joy.” When people stop praying they try to live life their own way. Whoever walks with Jesus has great joy. People lost joy and had suffering and pain.
In our own strength we cannot destroy that wall of separation. but not any more. When we pray according to the will of our own desires. we can’t even stand in front of God. and of successful life. of prosperity. but God gave us a way to destroy the wall through Jesus Christ and His blood. The #1 reason for loss of joy: Disappointment. As long as they are angry with God they will not Page 105 . Destroy the wall between God and people. These days many people do not have joy. we will be miserable. of obedience. “I used to have joy. But when we pray according to our own will. How do we lose joy? What causes us to lose joy? The first reason is disappointment. sooner or later we will be disappointed and discouraged. then He will answer our prayers. What causes disappointment in our lives? Selfishness. Without Jesus. but we change. of purity. God will turn His ear away from us.” We need to remember that the joy of the Lord never changes. As long as we serve God the way of our own desires. They say. Joy is our strength. The Word of God commands us to pray according to the will of God. 2.God Is the Foundation of Joy dows of heaven. Joy gives us energy to work for God and pray powerfully under the anointing of God. Many people are angry at God because He didn’t answer their prayer.
Once you receive God’s joy.When My Voice Touches His Heart. We need to have hope in heaven. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice always… As born again believers we can rejoice in time of trial. Praying according to our own will is a sin. You need to repent for that attitude. and it has caused you to lose joy or excitement to serve God. God never said that the joy of the Lord was up and down. This happened 2. As born again believers. in Thessalonica. Even though this world is suffering and in pain. Outside the church there was always persecution and inside the church there was strife and division. Paul said. But even so. we born again believers can walk in joy. But God commanded us to rejoice always.” As we go deeper with God. That is called manipulation. The first thing that they need to do is to repent for praying according to their own will. we can rejoice in time of trial. the people of Thessalonica. and the Holy Spirit is our helper. “Rejoice always. Jesus is our Savior. witchcraft. as we learn to pray deeply. the true bride of Jesus will have joy that grows and grows. did not have any reason to be joyful. Part One experience joy. If anyone reading this book believes that God has disappointed you because He didn’t answer your prayer.000 years ago. It is sin to live life the way of our own desires. In human eyes. no one can Page 106 . God’s love manifests through us as joy. We can rejoice because God is our Father. it means that you have conditional love for Jesus. Joy will overflow like a river flows. It is also a sin to try to force our way upon God through prayer.
hunger pains. No joy means heaviness. No joy means no hope. it puts a seal around us and protects us from disease. soul. We lose hope. and depression are the head of our lives. This world is very unsettled. This world does not have hope. When we lose joy we lose the desire to know God.God Is the Foundation of Joy stop it. or separation cannot stop joy. Page 107 . As Christians. sadness. physical pain. we are totally different than the people in this world. not humans. The joy of the Lord always bring peace and safety to our spirit. and body. This joy comes from heaven. It can be destroyed any time. Even infirmity.
Chapter 15: Be Filled With the Holy Spirit .
When people meet Jesus and are filled with the Holy Spirit. If the kingdom of God is in us. When we give our life to Jesus. as the Scripture has said. Part One How can we have joy? Step 3: When we are filled with the Holy Spirit we will have joy There are many Christians who do not have joy. their countenance suddenly changes.” This is talking about the Holy Spirit. “If anyone thirsts. let him come to Me and drink. As we are filled with the Holy Spirit. John 7:37-38 On the last day. Jesus stood and cried out. They just have the joy of the Lord. the joy of the Lord will overflow through us because the kingdom of God is filled with joy. They are not uptight. The Word of God says that the kingdom of God is in us. but after they are filled with the Holy Spirit they change.” Scripture says. That is called the Page 110 . Even if people are angry with them. or angry like they used to be.When My Voice Touches His Heart. In every circumstance we have joy.. out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. They used to be quiet and shy. He who believes in Me. they do not become upset. but they look spiritually dark and worried. we become His temple. They start preaching the gospel boldly. That is not the character of God. They become bold. joy grows in our heart. saying.out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. How can we have joy? Continually be filled with the Holy Spirit. shy. that great day of the feast. “. Many people have had this experience. They say that they love God..
Then our other Helper came on Pentecostal Day. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. But today the Holy Spirit lives inside of those who are born into His kingdom. the Holy Spirit didn’t live inside people. We become powerful and bear good fruit just like Jesus said. Jesus is our first comforter. In the time of the Old Testament. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit. joy is in us. Acts 2:46-47 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple. rivers of living water overflow through us. down and depressed because they are not truly filled with the Holy Spirit. After the work was done. but they look angry. After we become His temple. and breaking bread from house to house. This happened after Jesus went back to heaven. bitter. When we are baptized with the Holy Spirit. they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart. the Holy Spirit has been manifesting all over the world.Be Filled With the Holy Spirit baptism of the Holy Spirit. the Holy Spirit left. we need to be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Ever since. They experienced the Holy Spirit but He only came to certain people to accomplish the work of God. praising God and having favor with all the people. Rivers of living water are the Holy Spirit and joy. God takes care of the thirst in our soul. Joy comes when we are filled with the Holy Spirit. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit there is strong joy in our hearts. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit. These days many people call themselves believers. Page 111 .
When we praise God. religious thinking. joy will also overflow through us. Therefore the joy of the Lord overflowed through them. their flesh. God sees our joyful countenance and delights in us. Joy gave them the desire to come together. Those who hold onto the joy of the Lord can easily go into the presence of God. praise God. They are dealing with their own sin.When My Voice Touches His Heart. and take communion together. They are constantly rejecting God. Joy gave them the strength to become martyrs for Jesus. living water stirs up in our heart and joy spreads out all over our soul. They praised God and loved their neighbors. But those who reject the joy of God do not want people to be around them. They can easily worship Him. they had so much joy. When we have joy it is easy to go into the presence of our Father God. everlasting joy. When we praise Him. Because of the Holy Spirit in them. They have an attitude about serving God. according to Acts 2:47. The joy of the Lord is so powerful. If you want to have God-kind joy. The joy of the Lord heals dying and wounded souls. It is so powerful. spirit. Joy delivers us from laziness. Joy delivers us from infirmity. Joy helps other people to build their faith and encourages them to serve God. Page 112 . This is how the first church stayed strong and steadfast for God. Part One The first church was filled with the Holy Spirit. and beliefs. Joy delivers us from a religious mind. break bread. The joy of the Lord is very contagious. then be filled with the Holy Spirit just like Acts 2:46-47. eat food. It even heals dying and wounded souls. and flesh.
Be Filled With the Holy Spirit The first church truly lived life for the Lord. The Holy Spirit wants to encourage you: be filled with Him. the first church knew the Holy Spirit. Then you will save a lot of trouble. But a broken spirit dries the bones. sadness. Jesus became the strong root of their lives. The first church was filled with the Holy Spirit. If you have joy you can live life successfully. They believed if they did their part. heaviness. The joy of the Lord overflowed through them. They were an uncompromising church. as well as worry. Page 113 . Be filled with holy fire. Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good. The joy of the Lord delivers us from disease. God would provide all of their needs to do the work of God. and poison in our bodies. Everyone needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Through prayer. God would do His part. like medicine.
Chapter 16: Study the Word and Obey .
I sat alone because of Your hand. But he found joy through the Word of God. The more that he spoke the truth. Born again believers need to go Page 116 . And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart. For You have filled me with indignation. We need to let the joy of the Lord fill our lives. Part One How can we have joy? Step 4: We receive joy when we study the Word of God God uses His Word to give His children joy. and I ate them. which means that we must study His Word always. The Word of God gives us deep joy. Jeremiah 15:16-17 Your words were found. persecution. But the Word of God gives us deep joy and a deep desire to follow Jesus. but he continually spoke the truth. when we have new revelation about the Word of God. That joy gave him the courage to be obedient to God and overcome pain. The prophet Jeremiah went through so much. the more his people hated him. mixed in sometimes with a little happiness. God commands us to rejoice always. or did I rejoice. It strengthened him to continually speak the truth. His own people hated him. joy overflows through us. everlasting joy. I did not sit in the assembly of the mockers. For I am called by Your name. When we read a love story it gives us more loneliness and disappointment. The Word of God is joy.When My Voice Touches His Heart. O LORD God of hosts. and loneliness. Just like the prophet Jeremiah said.
the Bible talks about obedience and disobedience. . The desire of God is always to deliver us from the wilderness. our life gets Page 117 . He doesn’t want anyone to die in the wilderness. From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation. We also need to study the Word of God at home. How can we have joy? Step 5: Through our obedience Joy comes when we are obedient to God. some type of climax. but everyday people die in the wilderness. Then you will have everlasting joy overflowing through you. Those who are disobedient to God die in the wilderness. His will. Born again believers find joy in the Word of God. Find and receive joy in the Word of God. Disobedience will bring destruction. When you pray you need to pray according to His Word. The joy of the Lord will save marriages. God’s Word is His will. That kind of joy comes and goes. bring peace to homes and every nation. strong excitement. It will never let you down. We are either obedient or disobedient.Study the Word and Obey to church and hear the Word of God. As we walk in disobedience. Then you will have a powerful prayer life. When we study the Word of God our Abba. and death. Disobedience always destroys joy in our heart. Joy from the Lord will give life to this world. Those who seek joy in this world go into more and more hopeless situations. Write the Word of God on your heart. We cannot stand in between. Father tells us how much he loves us. Joy from this world requires deep. He tells us how beautiful we are over and over again. Obedience always brings the fullness of God to our lives. Joy from this world comes from the excitement created by a circumstance. curses. The joy of the Lord creates a new heart within us. The wages of disobedience is death.
But somehow. There is one woman who is a part of our church who made a vow before the Lord. This woman owns a business. Later on. You fill it with water but it runs out immediately. it doesn’t matter how much they work and make money. God spoke to her many times.When My Voice Touches His Heart. It is like pouring water into a glass with a hole in it. it turns into poison and kills you. but working harder and harder. She started showing up for prayer later and later. to keep her vow and live a prayer life. but sin always looks good at the beginning. her hours. For those who walk in disobedience. She doesn’t have to work late because she makes her own appointments. It may look like everything is easy and good in the beginning. Part One very complicated. She said that she would be obedient and come to prayer meetings every night. it seems they are always living in spiritual and financial poverty. It doesn’t matter how hard she worked. you can never keep water inside. One day the Holy Spirit showed me she would not be blessed until she started walking in obedience. she has the power to control her business. disobedience and rebellion took place in her life. Even though she Page 118 . Scripture shows if we are continually disobedient. but she has a hard time making her house payments and phone bills because of her disobedience. there is no money. No one should expect to have joy when they walk in disobedience and rebellion. we will lose every one of God’s blessings. She makes more money than the average American. No one should expect to have joy when they walk in disobedience and rebellion.
It seems like the wind is blowing away her money. “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body. and blessed shall you be in the country. just as He has sworn to you. and blessed shall you be when you go out. Deuteronomy 28:2-17 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you. “Blessed shall you be when you come in.Study the Word and Obey works like a Hebrew slave without straw. The Word of God never lies. is done. We live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you. Whatever God says. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the Page 119 . they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds. “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. her money disappears. because you obey the voice of the LORD your God: “Blessed shall you be in the city. “The LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself. “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand. the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face.
“But it shall come to pass. “Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land. to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today. to the right or the left. you shall be above only. if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God. to give the rain to your land in its season. Page 120 . and cursed shall you be when you go out. but you shall not borrow. that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: “Cursed shall you be in the city. Part One name of the LORD. in the fruit of your body. And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail. the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. You shall lend to many nations. “The LORD will send on you cursing. The LORD will open to you His good treasure. which I command you today. And the LORD will grant you plenty of goods. to go after other gods to serve them. “Cursed shall you be when you come in. in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. and to bless all the work of your hand. and not be beneath. and in the produce of your ground. and they shall be afraid of you.When My Voice Touches His Heart. the heavens. So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day. “Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. in the increase of your livestock. and cursed shall you be in the country. if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God. and are careful to observe them.
I do recognize a great calling on her life. you shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them. After all. with inflammation. with scorching. The LORD will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess. and you shall become troublesome to all the kingdoms of the earth. There are many areas in which she is obedient. with fever. God called her and delivered her from bondage. they shall pursue you until you perish. and the earth which is under you shall be iron. The LORD will change the rain of your land to powder and dust. and have abundant life. God wants to use her for His glory. and with mildew. She can start walking in obedience and be the head. and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do.” According to Scripture. because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me. The only thing she needs to do is repent and start walking in obedience. The LORD will strike you with consumption. but in this one area she made a vow to God. Page 121 . “The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. but has a hard time keeping it. not the tail. she can overcome. with the sword.Study the Word and Obey confusion. she can break this curse. Then she can have abundant life. If she truly prays from her heart. from the heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed. And your heavens which are over your head shall be bronze. with severe burning fever. until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly.
Page 122 . Wherever she went people received the joy because her joy was contagious.When My Voice Touches His Heart. But when she started walking in disobedience joy left. Part One She used to have a lot of joy. When she walked in obedience. she had joy.
Chapter 17: Fellowship Brings Joy
When My Voice Touches His Heart, Part One How can we have joy? Step 6: Joy comes when we fellowship with other believers Joy comes when we fellowship with other believers. There are so many people who don’t like fellowship. They try to talk so spiritually. They say, “I don’t need fellowship. I don’t have time. Besides, when they come together, they just gossip. That’s a waste of my time. I can use that time to study and pray by myself.” People who talk like this most likely do not pray or study; they just do their own thing. They avoid fellowship probably because they are hiding sin or insecurity, they lack discipline, or are selfish. Usually people who don’t like fellowship are very selfish; they don’t like to share their time. Another type of person only joins the fellowship if they have some part to speak, if they are going to be the center of the meeting. This attitude says, “I am too good for you. I don’t want to listen to your problems or your testimony.” This is a very prideful attitude. But the Word of God commands us to come together. Hebrews 10:25 …not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Fellowship needs to be based on the love of God and the Word of God, giving encouragement and praise to one another. Most of all, fellowship needs to give praise and worship to God. Fellowship should strengthen the body of Christ, encourage their good works, and give thanksgiving to Page 124
Fellowship Brings Joy God for their good works. Don’t come together to try and change other people’s lives, to talk about other people’s weaknesses. This does not glorify God. If you do, you will lose relationship. First we need to learn to love and show the love of God. Then maybe that person will change. When we come together we need to praise God and sing spiritual songs to one another. Ephesians 5:19-20 …speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… Verse 19 talks about the fruit of being filled with the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit overflows through us, we sing to God with love songs. We give Him poems and sing spiritual songs. We put melody into poems. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, our heart always sings to God. It doesn’t matter if we are in the car or the shopping mall, everywhere we go we continually praise the Lord. Praising the Lord is fruit of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Those who are filled with the Holy Spirit always sing songs to God. When the song of praise in your heart stops, that means that sin is coming into your heart and replacing your love for God. If you allow sin to come into your heart you will start nagging and complaining; you will quench the Holy Spirit. When the wind blows, we can hear the noise. We can see the tree leaves are moving. Just like that, when the Holy Spirit comes, even if we cannot see or hear Him there are songs of praise, songs of worship, and love songs. Page 125
” Jesus said. pray: Our Father in heaven. When we come together in the name of Jesus. Part One When we come together the power of God is there. Many times we have heard testimonies about people who say they don’t want to come to church or have fellowship with others. Joy and peace come and touch their lives.When My Voice Touches His Heart. They are deceived by Satan. Matthew 6:9 “In this manner. It can lead us to the glory of God. They hear the Word of God. Fellowship with one another is very powerful.” This verse tells us we cannot live by ourselves and serve God by ourselves. Jesus taught His disciples how to pray. This is just like human Page 126 . Those who reject meeting together allow the enemy to rob them of something that God has for them. We need to meet together. Believers need to come together.” Jesus did not say “my Father” but “our Father. and depression lift off of them. It can destroy darkness and break strongholds in our lives. but make themselves come anyways. They pray. All of a sudden heaviness. with prayer and fellowship. Those who think that they do not need fellowship also say that they will do these things by themselves. praise God. They praise God. the devil will flee. The glory of God will fill the place. Hallowed be Your name. “Our Father in heaven. Godly fellowship can break strongholds in our lives. and share testimonies. therefore. pray. worry.
It can bring hope to others. We need to encourage one another. you will have no strength to keep walking and holding on. and disappointment. His timing is better than our timing. share testimonies and the joy of the Lord with one another. Joyful fellowship comes through prayer life. Page 127 . If you lose joy. The joy of the Lord is in your heart. God calls them and gives them His promises. they have high expectations about what God is going to do in their lives. God always takes the right road. We grow through joyful fellowship with one another. They should live together. discouragement. they get discouraged because they do not see the things they expect to see. Many churches close down. When we fellowship with one another in love. strengthen one another’s faith. Many pastors are giving up because they have lost joy. even if it takes a long time to get there. God’s timing is perfect. It is very easy for ministers to get discouraged because when they answer God’s calling. We serve a God of society. humans should not live by themselves. there is great joy that overflows through all. Every time that God’s people come together the windows of heaven are opened.Fellowship Brings Joy life. As ministers walk on the road of Jesus. but God does not like shortcuts. they lose joy and walk with heaviness and discouragement. God commands us to come together and seek Him. This is the day that we need to go back to the first church. They expect the promises of God to be fulfilled in a couple of years. His way is better than our way. There are so many ministers who have lost joy these days. Our spiritual life is the same way. They walk in depression. Slowly. they give up. Prayer life brings unity. Your joy can transfer to others and give them strength to live this life and serve God. Prayer life always brings the body of Christ together.
The devil always tries to bring separation to the body of Christ. He wants us to be flexible. Hidden sin We don’t want other people to see hidden sin in our lives.” Nehemiah saw the devil coming from every different direction to stop them from building the temple. 3. to re-strengthen our faith with words of encouragement and exhortation. Stinginess We don’t want to give up our time. God spoke to Nehemiah saying. we become very weak. fire. We cannot let the devil rob our joy. Especially since we are in the end times. We don’t want to sacrifice our life to share with others. anywhere Page 128 . and faithfulness. Then why do people not want to come together? 1. zeal. Part One When Israel rebuilt the temple. Even our prayer becomes weak. as long as we have joy we can push through and break down the strongholds around us. These days many people have their own plans. Selfishness 2. People had gotten discouraged and lost hope. God tells us that our plans are not His plans. This means that we must go with the Holy Spirit.” Even if we don’t see the fulfilling of God’s promise. you lose desire. Serving God becomes only a habit. because when the body of Christ is separated.When My Voice Touches His Heart. we need to have fellowship with one another. “The joy of the Lord is our strength. We don’t need to come to that point. Nehemiah told his people. “The joy of the Lord is your strength. the devil is using everything in his power to rob believers of joy. Before losing joy. But once you lose joy. We must stay together.
the power of God is present and there is healing. We cannot build the kingdom of God by ourselves. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord. Until He comes back. We need to remind each other that Jesus is coming back soon. We cannot build His kingdom by ourselves. by the Word of God. Prepare with prayer life. Make sure that you are wearing the right garment. “Jesus is coming back very soon. we must do whatever the first church did. This is God’s command. and by the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God says. Scripture tells us that when we come together. just like Scripture says. Time is passing by very quickly. Jesus wants His people to gather together and establish His kingdom.Fellowship Brings Joy that He leads us. even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. We can do it together by the power of God. Take every spot out from your garment and let your garment be spotless. For the Lord Himself Page 129 . The days have been shortening. We need to come together and take communion.” We need to be prepared and help others prepare. These are the last days. Joyfully encourage one another to wear white garments and serve God. These are the last days. Let’s destroy the plans of the enemy together and take back whatever Satan has stolen from us. by the blood of Jesus. that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. Just be open to God. 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again. This is a critical time.
with the voice of an archangel. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. and with the trumpet of God.When My Voice Touches His Heart. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Page 130 . Part One will descend from heaven with a shout. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
behold King Jesus is coming in power Behold. behold I shall see the glory of the Lord Behold Jesus is coming with the clouds And every eyes will see Him Behold Jesus is coming He is the firstborn from the dead And every eye will see Him Song of the Lamb You are the Lord God Almighty Wonderful and beautiful Love and truth are Your ways Rain down Your love Wonderful and beautiful Rain down Your love © 2006 Sun East Page 131 .Fellowship Brings Joy Every Eye Will See Him Behold.
Jesus will let us hear the sound of the trumpet and at that time. it is God’s command. The first time Jesus came to earth. the bride of Jesus will meet Him in the air and go to the seven-year wedding feast. Jesus is coming back for His bride. He came to save the souls and call sinners to repentance. Coming together and having fellowship is very important.When My Voice Touches His Heart. Part One Tell one another that Jesus is coming back soon. Page 132 . Jesus is coming in power. You must believe and receive His Word. This time.
Chapter 18: Find Joy in Serving God .
We see in the Bible how Paul served God. to our walk with God. The electricity brings light to the light pole. Peter. but he never gave up his prayer life and joy. Trying to serve God without prayer is very dangerous. Why did Paul face so much persecution? Because he served God in power.When My Voice Touches His Heart. Anyone who wants to serve God the way of Daniel. must have a prayer life. God is all power and works through us very powerfully. character. Prayer life brings anointing and power to our ministry. but he never lost joy because he never stopped praying. trying to serve God is like having a light pole without electricity. When we serve God when our body is tired. or Elijah. Page 134 . Some people try to serve God without having a prayer life. Part One How can we have joy? Step 7: We find joy when we serve God Those who do not want to serve God still expect to find joy. but it is impossible. our service is very powerless. John. and power dominating over all things. Paul. The only way that we will have His power is through prayer. even so. personality. Apostle Paul found joy in the Lord as he served God. This is why he was full of the strength of God. Trying to serve God without prayer is very dangerous. Without prayer. God wants us to have His image. His joy had strength. He had joy in the Lord and his joy became stronger and deeper. Paul went through many persecutions. and how the Gentiles and Jews persecuted him.
Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant. in perils in the sea. in stripes above measure. in sleeplessness often. Who is weak. Three times I was beaten with rods. desiring to arrest me. in perils in the wilderness. in perils in the city. in perils of waters. in perils of robbers. in hunger and thirst. in journeys often. in fastings often. Page 135 . I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity. In Damascus the governor. but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall. once I was stoned. and I do not burn with indignation? If I must boast. in perils of the Gentiles. three times I was shipwrecked. Are they Israelites? So am I. in perils of my own countrymen. a night and a day I have been in the deep. in prisons more frequently. and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble. what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. and escaped from his hands. under Aretas the king. in perils among false brethren. who is blessed forever.Find Joy in Serving God 2 Corinthians 11:22-33 Are they Hebrews? So am I. in cold and nakedness—besides the other things. in weariness and toil. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. knows that I am not lying. was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison. in deaths often. The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I.
He had problems with Gentiles. in persecutions. He felt hunger pains. he had a thorn in his flesh. God strengthened him and renewed him. Also. at the end of the rod they put metal and beat him. This is a true man of God. He didn’t sleep. he had problems with his boat three times. Through his prayer life.When My Voice Touches His Heart. 2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities. Paul found joy to serve God. Paul just joyfully served God. or if he was beaten. thieves. It didn’t matter if people hated him or not. Jesus took 39 stripes.” He was talking to the false ministers of Christ. Even so. Then how did Paul overcome all of these trials? 1. in needs. On top of all of those things. One time he was beaten with rods. five times. and false servants. Also. On the way to mission trips. God gave him agape joy. for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak. he prayed all night. but the true bride of Jesus has agape joy. On top of that. He lived like a stranger in this earth. Paul worked very hard to serve God with all of his strength. in reproaches. and was cold many times. then I am strong. in distresses. if had food to eat or not. Paul took 39 stripes. unconditional joy Some people only feel joy when everything goes their way. “I am more in labors. Through prayer life 2. The Jewish people were so evil. thirsted. meaning uncondiPage 136 . the Jews used stones to beat him. He had problems with floods. They came against the goodness of God. Part One Paul said. the gospel.
When we please God our soul and spirit are filled with joy. eat the fat. ehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them. but as soon as trials come. But we must receive the joy of the Lord. But those who have joy and walk in joy are like green grass filled with moisture. Every time Paul saw a trial it humbled him and gave him joy. God used that weakness to humble Paul. When Paul saw persecution. we will fail. fame. “Go your way. they try to overcome it by their own strength but human strength is limited. for this day is holy to our Lord. he always leaned on the strength of God. Page 137 . Paul saw his own weakness. for the joy of the LORD is your strength. That joy does not depend upon any circumstance. It’s like drinking sweet rain. When we try to overcome in our strength. Many people start serving God. for a very short time. Prideful people do not have joy. The heart of those who have lost joy is like a dry desert. When we deeply pray. because he found joy in every situation. God gives us unlimited joy. Paul didn’t fail. that joy gave him energy to overcome. Paul didn’t fail because he found joy in every situation. This means that he prayed in every situation. He found joy. Do not sorrow. name.Find Joy in Serving God tional joy. They can never be satisfied. and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared. and money-type joy. drink the sweet.” The joy of the Lord is our strength. Anyone can have the joy of this world. for His chosen ones.
we gain so much. ‘Well done. and made another five talents. Matthew 25:14-30 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country. look. Many Scriptures talk about the master giving talents to his servants. ‘Lord. Enter into the joy of your lord. The master is Jesus. good and faithful servant. to each according to his own ability. you delivered to me five talents. ‘Lord. Part One from God. Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them. to another two. you delivered to me two talents. When we serve God. Enter into Page 138 . We don’t lose anything. And to one he gave five talents.’ He also who had received two talents came and said. you were faithful over a few things. the servants are born again believers. ‘Well done.When My Voice Touches His Heart. good and faithful servant.’ His lord said to him. I will make you ruler over many things. “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents. look. I have gained five more talents besides them. who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them.’ His lord said to him. But he who had received one went and dug in the ground. and to another one. saying. you have been faithful over a few things. After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them. and immediately he went on a journey. I have gained two more talents besides them. I will make you ruler over many things. and hid his lord’s money. it is very exciting. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.
you knew that I reap where I have not sown.’ “Then he who had received the one talent came and said. I knew you to be a hard man. If we don’t use that talent to serve God. Look. but our master Jesus can take it away and give it to someone who will use it faithfully and joyfully. and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. more will be given. And I was afraid. and gathering where you have not scattered seed. He tells us to use it and multiply it. Not just that. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers. He will call us lazy. and gather where I have not scattered seed. and give it to him who has ten talents. there you have what is yours. reaping where you have not sown. Therefore take the talent from him. wicked servant to outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. wicked.” Page 139 .’” When we become His servants. born into His kingdom.’ “But his lord answered and said to him. “Enter into the joy of your Lord. ‘For to everyone who has. faithfully. And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. ‘Lord. Then Jesus casts the lazy. Jesus will say. but from him who does not have. Use it. Therefore when Jesus gives you a talent. even what he has will be taken away. and went and hid your talent in the ground. and he will have abundance. and evil.Find Joy in Serving God the joy of your lord. don’t just leave it there. ‘You wicked and lazy servant. When we use it for His glory. Give all of your strength to use it. Jesus gives each of us some type of talent.
Chapter 19: Lift Your Hands .
Amalek prevailed. Break forth in song. one on one side. and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. all the earth. Rejoice and sing praise to God. and the other on the other side.When My Voice Touches His Heart. Psalm 95:1-2 Oh come. Break forth in song. rejoice. Part One Then how can we continually have joy? Step 8: Lift your hands and praise God Psalm 98:4 Shout joyfully to the LORD. when Moses held up his hand. The Word of God commands us to shout joyfully to the Lord. so they took a stone and put it under him. let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. and when he let down his hand. Lift your hands and praise God. it brought victory to Israel. But Moses’ hands became heavy. Page 142 . and sing praises. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands. Exodus 17:11-12 And so it was. When Moses lifted his hands and praised God. and he sat on it. that Israel prevailed. all the earth. Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Moses took his cane and went up the mountain to pray. Amalek and Israel had war. Not that long before. Esau’s son. Moses knew that a spiritual battle needed to be fought through prayer. and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. When we go into the spiritual battle of prayer. They had just had their first battle with water. Israel needed a great army. Esau’s wife. especially when we are going through the time of evening. lifting up holy hands. actually.” This was sign language to God. they needed to take care of the spiritual battle. Israel was not prepared for war. Amalek was attacking Israel. I cannot do this alone. God commands us to lift our hands and pray and worship Him. without wrath and doubting. “I’m leaning on You. I’m trusting You in every area. Israel was not just fighting physically. they had just crossed the Red Sea. Israel was not just fighting physically. Now a second battle was waiting for them. they were totally unprepared. The Amalekites were the children of Esau. he was surrendering to God. saying. a spiritual battle. Genesis 36:12 ow Timna was the concubine of Eliphaz. so Israel had to fight back. When Moses lifted his hands. These two brother’s nations were fighting against each other. Jacob’s twin brother. Second.Lift Your Hands 1 Timothy 2:8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere. God always helps us both in the spirit and in our physical battle. as Page 143 . First. These were the sons of Adah. The Israelites are the children of Jacob. First. a physical battle.
And Moses said to Joshua. and the other on the other side. and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands. Then the LORD said to Moses. And Moses. that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. Exodus 17:8-16 ow Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. the devil is trying to destroy us. And so it was. Amalek prevailed. and fought with Amalek. fight with Amalek. But even while God is helping us. and Hur went up to the top of the hill. and when he let down his hand. So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. But Moses’ hands became heavy. for he said. The-LORD-Is-My-Banner.” Page 144 . and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.” And Moses built an altar and called its name.” So Joshua did as Moses said to him. Part One well. the children of God. one on one side. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand. when Moses held up his hand. so they took a stone and put it under him. “Choose us some men and go out. “Because the LORD has sworn: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua.When My Voice Touches His Heart. Aaron. that Israel prevailed.
Life will change for the better. This is like Mary and Martha. and guiding them. praying and seeking to know God. When Moses put his hands down. But when Moses lifted his hands and prayed. they were winning the battle. People screamed for their lives. People were injured. but Joshua was taking care of the army of Israel. supernatural power took place in Israel’s army. it meant that he was taking a break from prayer. Joshua was the leader of the soldiers in the battle. Even this tells us that we cannot take a break from our prayer life.Lift Your Hands Israel and Amalek fought on the field. When Moses got tired. Martha was physically serving God. But we can be both Mary and Martha. We need a spiritual leader and a physical leader. The cries of the horses and people filled the field and the air. Mary was the spiritual one. then we can conquer the devil. But when Moses lifted his hands and prayed again. the church will grow. leading. The enemy is like a roaring lion. The story of Moses encourages us to pray. directing. Page 145 . because Moses and Joshua were both Mary and Martha. Moses was their spiritual leader. Dead bodies were everywhere. By lifting our hands and praying we can put the devil under our feet. and put his hands down. We must pray always because the enemy never takes a break. looking for a chance to devour. Moses fought the spiritual battle. We cannot take a break from our prayer life. they lost the battle. When we come together and pray. Horses were running at each other. Israel won the battle. We must fight every battle with prayer. They did both parts.
only because the devil hates the children of God. poverty. But the battle belongs to God. against disease. he was a true prayer warrior. God will bring victory. “Vengeance is Mine.” Joshua had many enemies. Israel’s army had Joshua. Nothing is too difficult for our God. curses. Page 146 . obedient to the leaders of the kingdom. sometimes we get attacked by the enemy for no reason. but rather give place to wrath. They always moved forward. Joshua means “God of salvation. for it is written. Through prayer and the action of faith. especially anointed ones. I will repay. do not avenge yourselves. Through Moses’ prayers. Part One When Moses was too tired to lift his hands. He was always obedient to God. Moses had many enemies. Prayer and the action of work go together. Joshua fought with all of his strength. Amalek attacked Israel for no reason. Romans 12:19 Beloved. Hur and Aaron helped Moses’ hands to be lifted up. We should not be afraid of the enemy because God will take care of our enemy. Moses and Joshua were never afraid of anyone. Working together in unity is very important. and hatred.When My Voice Touches His Heart.” says the Lord. God always fights for us. The Spirit of God fights for us. The children of God always have enemies for no reason.
Chapter 20: Joshua .
Joshua always spoke the truth and put his eyes on God. “See.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Joshua had a servant heart When Moses went up to the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments. When people run out of patience they make the wrong decisions because they are confused. Israel turned back on God at that time. Patience comes after prayer. Joshua had patience all the way to the end. Why did God use Joshua? 1. Those who wait on God patiently always inherit the earth. Joshua had patience Joshua knew how to wait on God. truthful. Moses. Part One The sixth book of the Old Testament tells us that Joshua was a very faithful.When My Voice Touches His Heart. and you have also found grace in My sight. ‘I know you by name. Page 148 . and obedient man of God. Exodus 33:12 Then Moses said to the LORD. You say to me. Joshua always stood by Moses and prayed with Moses. Joshua was very obedient to his spiritual leader 3. but Joshua’s love for God and Moses never changed.’” 4. ‘Bring up this people. Yet You have said. He took care of his spiritual leader. But Joshua faithfully waited on Moses at the bottom of the mountain. But through prayer. They walk in prosperity and become glorious leaders. He created an idol and worshipped that idol. Aaron became impatient. Joshua was very faithful 2.
” Page 149 . God honored his servant heart. Even though Joshua walked a long battle in the wilderness. Scripture shows us that those who come against their spiritual leader lose their position. and took care of him. and blessing when they come against their spiritual leader. I can hear from God. I can have visions and dreams.Joshua 5. I look better than you. not just you. God speaks to me. and their blessing when they come against their spiritual leader. God anointed Joshua in his place. they spread out rumors saying. Even today. People lose their place. but always stood by him. Joshua was a man of faith Joshua believed God’s promise. their position. He never came against Moses. God called Moses to go home. I can teach better than you. I can preach better than you. Even Moses’ own sister and brother came against him because of envy and jealousy. “I am good just like you. so many people have jealousy toward their spiritual leader. and lay your hand on him…” Joshua always worked with his leader. God anointed him as the next leader of Israel. People lose their place. God always uses someone who has faith. he never lost faith. position. I walk better than you. Because of their jealousy. umbers 27:18 And the LORD said to Moses: “Take Joshua the son of un with you. a man in whom is the Spirit. prayed with him.
( ow the man Moses was very humble. and called Aaron and Miriam. Aaron and Miriam looked for faults in Moses’ life. When Aaron and Miriam came against the servant of the Lord. “Come out. ot so with My servant Moses. make Myself known to him in a vision. I.) Suddenly the LORD said to Moses. Then the LORD came down in the pillar of cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle. to the tabernacle of meeting!” So the three came out. “Has the LORD indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us also?” And the LORD heard it. I speak to him in a dream. And they both went forward. In the church there are many sins. Aaron. God punished Miriam and sent leprosy to her.When My Voice Touches His Heart. people create sin for the pastor and leadership of the church. umbers 12:1-16 Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married. So they said. and sister. more than all men who were on the face of the earth. Page 150 . you three. Aaron. This happened to Moses’ brother. “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you. They come against the leadership and cause division inside the church. and Miriam. Even if there is no sin. Part One Those who come against the leaders of God like this bring the judgment of God to their own lives. the LORD. Then He said. for he had married an Ethiopian woman. Miriam.
” So Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days. would she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days. “Please heal her. O God. lifting up their hands the way that Hur and Aaron lifted up Moses’ hands. Even plainly. but we should respect God’s calling on their lives and pray for them. So Aaron said to Moses. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant Moses?” So the anger of the LORD was aroused against them. and there she was. saying. in which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned. and not in dark sayings. whose flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother’s womb!” So Moses cried out to the LORD. “Oh. my lord! Please do not lay this sin on us. as white as snow. suddenly Miriam became leprous. a leper. We should not worship leadership. I speak with him face to face. Please do not let her be as one dead. We need to watch out how we speak about our leadership. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam.Joshua He is faithful in all My house. and the people did not journey till Miriam was brought in again. Page 151 . and afterward she may be received again. And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle. “If her father had but spit in her face. I pray!” Then the LORD said to Moses. And afterward the people moved from Hazeroth and camped in the Wilderness of Paran. and He departed. And he sees the form of the LORD.
Joshua always worked with his leader. Page 152 . God gives them the wisdom to lead a mighty nation. Through prayer. Usually. They will pray like Moses prayed. If you have a servant’s heart. He had a servant’s heart.When My Voice Touches His Heart. Part One Joshua was a good example of that. those who have a servant’s heart take care of everything by prayer. you are qualified to be a mighty leader for the kingdom of God.
Chapter 21: Hands of Sacrifice .
2. “I surrender to You. covetousness. and understanding down before the Lord. Do whatever You want to do. he lifted his hands. When people stand in front of a judge. I surrender to You. King David was a wonderful king. at the same time he was a prayer warrior. You are the Lord of my life. When people are taking care of important business or announcing something very important. I cannot do anything without You. I am Yours. they lift their hands. 5.” Also. Prayer warriors know how to hear the voice of God. a psalmist. we put our own pride. I make a vow before You that I will be faithful. A sign of blessing When Joseph asked for the prayer of blessing for his children. We say. they lift their hands.” Lifting hands means: 1. Our leaders cannot put their arms down. Being around prayer warriors is a benefit to our walk with Jesus. King David was also a worshipper. Lifting your arms means. Page 154 . When Abraham blessed his children he lifted his hands. I submit to You. God. strength. If your leaders stop praying. all of the people of Israel suffered.When My Voice Touches His Heart. But when the servant of the Lord lifts his hands. Prayer warriors always hear the voice of God clearly. That doesn’t mean just anyone can lift his hands and pray blessings upon people. When Isaac blessed his children. 4. Part One Moses was a great politician and prayer warrior. “I am Yours. there is a blessing that is passed down. 3. they cannot stop praying. you will somehow suffer the consequence. Jacob lifted his hands and prayed for them. When Moses stopped praying. I will follow.
before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked. Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left hand. and brought them near him. And he blessed Joseph. but in fact. whom God has given me in this place. God has also shown me your offspring!” So Joseph brought them from beside his knees. “They are my sons. And Israel said to Joseph. and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right hand. Then Joseph brought them near him. The God who has fed me all my life long to this day. and he bowed down with his face to the earth.” And he said. And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. and I will bless them. And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” ow when Joseph saw that his father laid his Page 155 .Hands of Sacrifice Genesis 48:9-22 Joseph said to his father. who was the younger. and his left hand on Manasseh’s head. Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head. and he kissed them and embraced them. Bless the lads. And Joseph took them both. guiding his hands knowingly. The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil.” ow the eyes of Israel were dim with age. for Manasseh was the firstborn. Let my name be named upon them. “I had not thought to see your face. so that he could not see. “Please bring them to me. and said: “God.
who is called by God. so he took hold of his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. “By you Israel will bless. my father. Hur and Aaron were next to him. God used the army of Israel to fight the battle. and he also shall be great. Moses had compassion for the people. He also shall become a people. Moses had true love for God. Joseph knew the power of lifted hands. even if they lifted their hands. but Hur and Aaron were there to help him lift his hands up. We need to remember that not everyone who lifts his hands will have blessing or victory. and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations. It has to be someone who has true love for God. It had to be Moses’ hands. Moses must lift his hands. but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he. nothing happened. And Joseph said to his father. it displeased him. I know. put your right hand on his head. saying. Moses had to lift his hands. Moses must pray for Israel.” So he blessed them that day.” But his father refused and said. even so. my son. “ ot so. Part One right hand on the head of Ephraim. Now we can see here that every hand of the children of God must work together for the glory Page 156 . There was a time when Moses was tired. saying. Moses had to lift his hands for Israel’s sake. God used Hur and Aaron to help Moses. ‘May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!’” And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh.When My Voice Touches His Heart. for this one is the firstborn. “I know. The prayer of Moses was very anointed.
They should be praying hands.Hands of Sacrifice of God. Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet. The elders and deacons of the church need to help the pastor’s hands to be lifted up high because the pastor’s hands will get tired. God wants to work with someone who has praying hands. Our hands should be used to praise God and worship God. Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance. 2. Psalm 150:1-6 Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts. The history of this world has changed by praying hands. We should use our hands with prayer. Praise Him with clashing cymbals! Page 157 . Inside the church. How should we use our hands? 1. The pastor’s hands always need to be lifted up. Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals. the pastor’s hands should always be lifted up.
and John. who seemed to be pillars. They wash other people’s sins. Our hands should be working hands. That will strengthen other people’s faith and help them to grow spiritually. We must have working hands. 5. there is a problem. always bring encouragement to others. Washing hands. give the right hand of fellowship. Use your hands to work for God. to help the poor and needy.When My Voice Touches His Heart. perceived the grace that had been given to me. God is always looking for working hands. Working hands minister to people. working hands. When our hands stop working. that we Page 158 . Praise the LORD! We must use our hands to praise God. Your hands can encourage others by touching them. they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship. and play instruments. Use your hands to fellowship with one another. Working hands washed Jesus’ feet. 3. they pray for others. Your hands should be hands of encouragement. Cephas. 4. Part One Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Every hand needs to work for God. Galatians 2:9 and when James. loving them. Your hands should be hands of fellowship. and serving them. When you fellowship. worship God.
the history of this world changed. When the Holy Spirit established the first church. Through prayer of the evening. even in times of pain and sorrow. persecution immediately started. Soon they put Paul and Silas in jail. God commands us to live a prayer life. lifted his hands. even in times of pain and sorrow. your commitment to God. they showed us how to live a prayer life. When Moses saw the battle. Page 159 . God commands us to live a prayer life. saying. God gives us hands to work and worship God. “I will wait until you have passed through this wilderness. he immediately went up to the mountain. When Amalek attacked Israel. The devil will never give you mercy.” The devil attacks you when you are in the wilderness. Moses gave God prayer of the evening. Praising God and prayer of the evening has so much power to change everything. and prayed. we must give the prayer of the evening. The first church diligently prayed. Lifting your hands is also the body language of a love song to Jesus. Even when we are going through a time of darkness. and your reminder to God of the covenant that you have made with Him. Moses and Israel went through the night hour and the wilderness. They put Peter in jail.Hands of Sacrifice should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised. serve God and have fellowship with the children of God.
Chapter 22: Prayer and Praise of the Evening .
Many times you are in a storm because at some time. People say that history starts and ends in the evening. Jesus was born in the evening. Part One Then how can we continually have joy? Step 8: Give God prayer and praise of the evening In our lifetimes. It seems like the darkness covers up our pain and sorrow. and Paul’s execution started. mental pain. I have had many similar experiences casting out demons in the name of Jesus. you cast out demons in the name of Jesus. our tears. spiritual pain. Paul and Silas prayed in the evening hour. When Paul cast out demons. The full moon shines in the evening. One time this young Page 162 . the Gentiles did not praise him. Many things happen in the evening. we all experience an evening hour. the evening hour is a sorrowful time in our lives. somewhere. It’s very difficult to pray at night because everything happens at night.When My Voice Touches His Heart. and emotional pain. People in England believe that evening always gives us good thoughts. Stars shine in the evening. Paul prayed and praised God inside jail. Attacks come from every different direction. We don’t have any control over our situation. When the Apostle Paul cast demons out of a woman. the darkness has a deeper pain. We feel like no one understands and that we are all alone. I do not like casting out demons. his trial started. Even religious people came against him. persecution. Even so. When Paul cast out demons. Sometimes. but situations push me into it. trial. Even still. we must pray and praise God.
Praise God and give God prayer of thanksgiving Paul made the choice to offer God prayer and praise of the evening. beat him. What is prayer and praise of the evening? 1. Paul had the choice to: 1. After her deliverance. but as the servant of the Lord.” I did not like that idea. This has happened many times. Every time we cast out demons.Prayer and Praise of the Evening man asked me. He tries to destroy the ministry. When she saw people she bit them and growled at them. Satan comes and tries to steal from us. Get angry 2. Praise and prayer during times of suffering Page 163 . Stop serving God 4. I must cast out demons in the name of Jesus. I must obey the voice of God and Scripture. no one praised him. people around her turned their back on God and me. a young man was set free from every demon. I cast out the demons in the name of Jesus and she got delivered. and put him in jail. When Paul cast out demons. I need to help people get set free from those chains. He tries to ruin our reputation. In one particular experience. After that. They tore his clothes. he received the salvation of God. persecution started in my life. From time to time she came to our church. Finally. and in our ministry. “Please help me to be set free from these tormenting demons. the way that he did with Paul and Silas. Another time was with a woman who stayed a mental hospital. Worry 3. Mark 16.
When My Voice Touches His Heart. Paul checked around on the Sabbath Day.” (Joshua 24:15. Mary’s house served God. They went up to the river. but you still give God praise and thanksgiving. Lydia. in spite of everything. you just need to give thanks to God for your circumstance. they were looking for a place to pray. Joshua was the same way. In those times. “As for me and my household. He said. His whole family got saved. Even when our lives are lined up with the Word of God and we are obeying the law of the land and the laws of God things sometimes happen. Abraham’s whole family honored God because Abraham offered God prayer and praise of the evening. Zacchaeus.) Job had the same attitude. This is just like the story of Abraham. 3. we shall serve the Lord. Page 164 . Job gave God praise and prayer of the evening. Philippi didn’t have a temple to preach in. 2. and all of their families all praised God. In the New Testament. Cornelius. Part One This is just like Job. How did Paul’s prayer and praise of the evening bring a miracle to the jail cell? Paul went to Philippi to preach the gospel. Prayer and praise that gives us new miracles in the midst of our evening time The praise of Paul and Silas caused the keeper of the prison to kneel down before God and repent. But. Paul and Silas paid the price for this man and his family’s salvation. Job lost everything. Prayer and praise when you don’t know why something is happening to you. Praise to God and the prayer of thanksgiving create miracles.
Soon her whole family was saved. she begged us. power. And when she and her household were baptized. but through Paul’s message she believed in Jesus and was saved. She didn’t know about the gospel or the birth. and baptism of the Holy Spirit. but Lydia didn’t know about our Lord Jesus and His resurrection. This is how Paul met the businesswoman. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. In order to be able to build a synagogue you had to have at least ten Jews. She was not saved yet. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira. But Lydia honored God. saying. Page 165 . Until the city had ten Jews they had to meet next to the river or next to the ocean for prayer. He started preaching the gospel. and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Prayer and praise of the evening always brings people to the kingdom of God. where prayer was customarily made. come to my house and stay.Prayer and Praise of the Evening Acts 16:13 And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside. who worshiped God. “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord. She did not know that the Holy Spirit is our teacher. Lydia. Paul went next to the river and saw a group of women. Lydia honored God and believed God as the Creator of heaven and earth. Philippi didn’t have too many Jews. They had services next to water because that they believed that before service they must wash their hands and feet.” So she persuaded us. Acts 16:14-15 ow a certain woman named Lydia heard us.
One day. it left immediately. When they saw the miracles of God. The devil deceives people into thinking that he is with us. They mixed the Word of God and humanism together. When this woman came with a loud voice. trying to take the truth away from people’s minds. We cannot mix the devil and God. Paul met a woman who was possessed by demons.” It looked like this woman was helping Paul to gather people together. Soon the church became corrupt. on the way to prayer meeting. When we study the book of Revelation. The devil is always coming. trying to bring confusion. verse 18. Page 166 . The situation pushed Paul to cast the demon out of this woman. Part One Lydia asked Paul and his team to stay in her house. saying. Lydia made her house the first church in Philippi. people started to pay more attention to her. In the beginning they accepted Jezebel. when we see poison. but he soon exposes himself and his true colors. We cannot mix the devil and God. wondering who created these miracles—God or the devil. we must destroy it. The Spirit of God wants to divide unclean spirits from the truth. If we don’t divide and separate them immediately.When My Voice Touches His Heart. crying out. “These men are servants of the Most High God. they got confused. This Scripture tells us that we need to separate the movement of the devil from the movement of God. that situation will create bigger problems. but this is always how the devil works. This is the reason why. chapter 2. This woman followed Paul and spoke to the crowd of people. the church of Thyatira tells us about Jezebel. who proclaim to us the way of salvation. Remember. poison will spread out very fast. and separate truth and untruth.
The owner of this woman was furious about what had happened. They beat them and put them into jail. this fortuneteller woman got set free from the demon. Paul and Silas started to give God the prayer of thanksgiving.” The keeper of the prison saw the miracle of God and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. beat them. Soon. Every time the devil does something. so he cast out the demons. Acts 16:24-26 Having received such a charge. “What must I do to be saved?” At that moment. suddenly there was a great earthquake that shook the whole jail. but Paul said. he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. Even so. He asked. He was going to kill himself. The keeper of the prison woke from a deep sleep and saw the prison doors open. As they praised God. so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. for we are all here. But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God. and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. They tore off Paul and Silas’ clothes. Page 167 . There was no hope for him to live in this earth. Suddenly there was a great earthquake. Paul didn’t preach to him. he took Paul and Silas to the magistrate. and put them into jail. he breaks the law and leaks everywhere. even before they had a trial. “Do yourself no harm.Prayer and Praise of the Evening Paul wanted to cut off the poison. He believed that now his life was over. and the prisoners were listening to them. He thought that everyone had escaped. In his anger. she could no longer bring money to him.
and go in peace. saying. the magistrates sent the officers. But Paul called with a loud voice.” Through the earthquake.When My Voice Touches His Heart. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. This man took Paul and Silas to his home and washed their wounds. “The magistrates have sent to let you go.” So the keeper of the prison reported these words to Paul. supposing the prisoners had fled. he set food before them. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. ow when he had brought them into his house. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.” Then he called for a light.” But Paul said to them. and he rejoiced. ran in. having believed in God with all his household. what must I do to be saved?” So they said. And when it was day. for we are all here. Part One but only said. “Let those men go. you and your whole household. ow therefore depart. His whole family got saved and baptized. and you will be saved. drew his sword and was about to kill himself. “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. you and your household. saying. awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open. the keeper of the prison got saved. And he brought them out and said. and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. Acts 16:27-40 And the keeper of the prison. and you will be saved. saying. “They have beaten us Page 168 . “Sirs.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. “Do yourself no harm.
Then they came and pleaded with them and brought them out. In the beginning. We must be wrapped up with the Holy Spirit and go wherever the Holy Spirit tells us to go. So they went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia. and have thrown us into prison.Prayer and Praise of the Evening openly. that there is no way out. but God gave him great victory. What made Paul a mighty man of God? What caused him to walk in victory always? 1. When we feel that every piece of hope. 2. they encouraged them and departed. it seemed like there was no victory. every inch of hope. is gone. at that moment God shows up and takes care of everything.” And the officers told these words to the magistrates. and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans. And now do they put us out secretly? o indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out. and asked them to depart from the city. Many times we think and believe that there is no way we will have victory. Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit and wrapped up with the Holy Spirit. and when they had seen the brethren. Paul was filled with the love of God and wrapped up with the love of God. The Holy Spirit brought Paul to Philippi. uncondemned Romans. Page 169 .
When My Voice Touches His Heart. They put them in jail. always. The love of God needs to overflow through us. What is the assignment of God? God’s orders to you? For the assignment of God. saving lost souls. He was wrapped up with prayer life. Paul was filled with the spirit of prayer and wrapped up with the spirit of prayer. and giving God prayer and praise of the evening. healing the sick. Paul and Silas were beaten for no good reason. It didn’t matter if he had victory or pain in his body. setting people free from demons. They ran into the dark evening. they even laid down their lives before Him. 3. Paul was filled with the Word of God and wrapped up with the Word of God. That made him a stable. Having the love of God in us is not enough. The people charged them with disturbing the city. They were beaten harshly and their feet were put into stocks. Paul was filled with the assignment of God and wrapped up with the assignment of God. 5. They were also charged with preaching something that the city had never heard before. Page 170 . evening came to their lives. the love of God will overflow through you. Part One When you are filled with the Holy Spirit. 4. faithful man of God. He just prayed. This was the result of preaching the gospel. Paul always wanted to pray.
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In the midst of this storm. Blessed be the name of the LORD. Job offered God prayer and praise of the evening. changing places constantly. It’s where joy and sadness take turns. 3. It’s where peace and sorrow change places. Part One Remember. Judas. What is the prayer and praise of the evening? It’s when you praise God even though you don’t understand why you are in that circumstance. This also happened to Jesus. This world is the place where light and dark change places. heaven is perfect daylight. But they came against him. Peter cursed Jesus and denied Jesus three times. complete.” Job praised God unconditionally.When My Voice Touches His Heart. punished him. 500 donkeys. His disciple. In a moment. people must offer God thanksgiving. he lost everything. The government should have rewarded him for setting people free from demonic influence and healing the sick. turned his back on Him. three daughters. When we study the book of Job we see that Job lost seven sons. and many servants.000 camels. The LORD gave. and the LORD has taken away. Page 172 . 7. After the Last Supper. utter darkness. and judged him. Hell is perfect. Job 1:21 And he said: “ aked I came from my mother’s womb. Paul did not understand why this trial was happening because he was being obedient to the direction of the Spirit of God. And naked shall I return there. People must sing love songs to God in the midst of the darkness.000 sheep. 500 yoke of oxen. Still.
In Philippi. Why does God keep silent? 3. When God called Abraham. why?” Abraham could have asked why. and cast out demons for the glory of God. When we study the book of Habakkuk. Paul could have asked many questions of God saying. When the righteous sin. things like this happen. If something makes perfect sense in your mind. all that Paul did was save souls. We need to do the same thing. Why do the righteous suffer so much? 2. remember that things that don’t make sense are from God. he just followed God. Habakkuk saw much injustice in the land. He wanted to go and preach the gospel in Asia. that’s the reason he went there. He saw the righteous always suffering. He had five questions. Abraham had a good life in his father’s land. the prophet Habakkuk had five questions. The devil tries to shake up our relationship with God. too. it’s probably from the devil or yourself. Habakkuk’s questions: 1.” He did not know where to go. help people. why does God use the wicked to punish them? Page 173 . Even if it doesn’t make sense. Paul was obeying God. When God calls us we just need to follow peacefully. joyfully.Evening Time Paul only preached the gospel. His heart was grieved. “Follow Me. he just followed God. “Why. but God called him and said. Then suddenly he was beat and put into jail. Why doesn’t God show His power? 5. but the Holy Spirit stopped him and guided him to Philippi. We must just trust Jesus and not question God. Evening came to his life over and over again. when we follow God. Even these days. The Spirit of God gave him a vision to go to Philippi. Why do the wicked multiply so much? 4.
And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the LORD. I will joy in the God of my salvation. is like the night when King Herod killed all of the sons of Judah. Prayer and praise of the evening has a strong voice. or fruit be on the vines. With my stringed instruments. He said that even if the fig tree fails to bear fruit that he would praise God. their spirit and soul’s agony. That voice.When My Voice Touches His Heart. He will make my feet like deer’s feet. Paul and Silas offered God prayer and praise of the evening. The LORD God is my strength. Inside jail. Prayer and praise of the evening has a strong voice. Though the flock may be cut off from the fold. the prophet Habakkuk sang to God. God always hears the prayer and praise of the evening because that is a desperate voice from the earth. When you give God Page 174 . that cry. Though the labor of the olive may fail. Habakkuk 3:17-19 Though the fig tree may not blossom. They preached the gospel with melody. This means that he would give God prayer and praise of the evening. They touched the heart of God with their harmony. And He will make me walk on my high hills. And the fields yield no food. The pain in their flesh. To the Chief Musician. Part One Despite all of his questions. created a miracle. They were very fearless children of God.
and nurses are all on the earth. They have to deal with their consciences. surgeons. He will move immediately. physically.Evening Time prayer and praise of the evening. God always prepares a table before us in front of our enemies. This day. How many babies die on the abortion table? How many mothers suffer mentally. He will send His angels to perform a miracle in front of the eyes of the Gentiles. When will Christians rise up and be a voice for these babies? When will we stop the murder of unborn babies? This battle will be over when every believer comes together and offers God prayer and praise of the evening for these unborn babies. This teaching is continued in When My Voice Touches His Heart. This nation has to answer to God for legalizing abortion. just like Abel’s blood cried out to God. But God honors the prayer of each unborn baby. in front of the eyes of your enemy. for giving license to abortion clinics to kill babies. The throne room of God is filled with the cry of these babies. emotionally. unborn babies have been crying out to God.000 babies give God prayer and praise of the evening. they have to bury them underground. God will not keep silent for long. 5. but the mothers. and spiritually for being a part of murdering their own children? When will these children’s mothers be set free from their guilty consciences and have a normal life? The babies are in heaven. In one day. Part Two Page 175 .
“Your nation. this prayer. Oh Lord. the secret place of the Most High. Don’t let Your people get sick. You have hard the voice of Your weak servant. let my voice touch Your heart.Conclusion “Oh Lord my God. Don’t let people’s spirits get old. when I was thirsty for living water. according to Your mercy and love. I cannot grow anymore. Hear our voice once again. where is holy fire? Where is truth? Where is love? Where is faithfulness? Where is commitment? Where is obedience? Where is faith? We know that Your heart has been grieving for old and sick churches. “Oh Lord God. Don’t let our young children wander around. You came and showed me great and mighty things which I did not know. Let my voice. Let everyone grow. let my voice touch Your heart. but infirmity has been taking place in the church and Your life. “When I look back. I am not worthy to ask anything of You. Hear our prayers. your church needs You so desperately.” Page 177 . This land is so naked. don’t let my spirit get old. The disease of compromise has been spreading out so fast. We cry out to You. If my spirit is old. going all the way up to Your secret place. Can you see that even Your nature has a hard time to breathe? We need Your holy wind. Don’t le the enemy destroy the future of our young generation. You answer all my prayers. but let this voice touch Your throne. I feel Your grace all the way around. When I was naked and hungry. Let Your grace rain down on our land. Spirit of God. make lines in the air.
Please do not hide from us. but they have lost sensitivity to feel the Holy Spirit. The church has lost a voice to cry out. Do not give up on praying. By faith we must continue to pray. but hear us. We need to see latter day rain.” The Word of God tells us that God always hears our prayers. Your holy voice will bring change to our land. Pray by faith.When My Voice Touches His Heart. the doors of heaven will be opened. The only that this can happen is when our voice touches His heart. which you do not know. But let now be the time for our voice to touch God. He is telling the church to wake up. and wonders take place because of the prayers of His people. but the Holy Spirit is touching the church once again. When our voice touches His heart. Part One Jeremiah 33:3 “‘Call to Me. His glory. Page 178 . They have lost a heart to feel grief. and I will answer you. They have lost a belly to feel hunger. These days so many churches have been falling asleep. even when you don’t see anything. fall on this land. Miracles. and show you great and mighty things. they have lost communication with God. signs.’” “You are the only one who can heal our land. They have lost eyes to see holy fire.
Jerusalem Oh. You wept Forgive this nation and breathe on us again I’m desperately crying out for Your help Breathe on this dry land again Touch this land with Your blood When You look at Jerusalem © 2006 Sun East .Prayer of Tears As I walk on the road of the cross I will meet You again Spirit of God We need You so desperately Please take my prayer of tears Oh. You wept Even now I can see Your eyes with tears Oh. Jerusalem Oh. Jerusalem. Jerusalem.
as well as holding seminars throughout the country. She was a country girl. In 1989. but went to school in the city of Seoul. She has seen miraculous healings. in a little city. God called her to be the pastor of First Love Christian Church. she is writing music and books. She met Jesus Christ in 1984. In 2004. Ever since she met Jesus. Jesus Himself taught her about the mysteries of heaven. In 1993. God called her name. God has called her to go throughout the world. By the power of the Holy Spirit. She works with many churches in the USA and all over the world. opening her ears and eyes. causing her to hear heavenly music. He has visited her and she has developed an intimate relationship with His Holy Spirit. teaching people about the mysteries of the Holy Spirit.About the Author Sun East was born in South Korea. to win souls for the kingdom of God. the Holy Spirit came to her powerfully. God called her to minister to those in jail and on the streets. . the Holy Spirit has changed people’s lives. She moved to America in 1977. Since becoming a pastor.
Part One Mysteries of the Holy Spirit.com **Translations in other languages are also available** . Part One Mold Me and Make Me. Part Two Wrong Pillow King of Kings: A Shepherd’s Heart Seven Enemies of God First Love Church Healing Center 23940 East 26th Avenue Aurora. Colorado 80019 www. Flesh of My Flesh The Betrayer Take Me Under Your Wings The Power of Tears. Part Two Mysteries of the Holy Spirit.greatestrevival. and Blood Mold Me and Make Me.Please contact First Love Church Healing Center for information on how you can purchase other teaching or worship materials by Pastor Sun East When My Voice Touches His Heart. Part Two Bone of My Bone. Sweat.