That Pesky Prayer BurdenWhat I am talking about here is the kind of burden that you feel from the moment you wake up in the morning and throughout the day until you go to bed at night.
It kisses you in the forehead when you go to sleep at night, only to punch you in the face the next morning when you wake up. It is lovely. Yes, the life of a prophet is lovely.
No, it is not just you who experiences this. Welcome to prophetic office. (And here we thought it would be all glory...).When God puts this kind of burden on you to pray, He does not mess around and neither should you. God has given you the tools for this kind of prayer.
Prophetic Authority It is fascinating when you go from functioning in prophetic ministry and then step up into the fullness of prophetic office authority. You feel the transition take place. What took you hours to pray through before, takes just a fraction of the time now because you have a greater authority.
It is not like you were not being effective before. You were being effective. It just took you a little longer because you were using this really tiny, old-style rake and a horse drawn plow.However, in prophetic office, it is like riding high on one of those million-dollar tractors. You just go over the land a few times and it is nicely broken up. It is the same kind of work, but with the kind of authority God has given you, it should take you a fraction of the time.
Either way, you still have to break up the ground. It does not get easier to the point where you don't need to do it. Nope, the ground still needs to be broken, but you can get better at it. You cannot miss this process.
Making Bricks – Putting Jesus on the Throne of Circumstances
When I looked at this concept of breaking ground and preparing for the vision, the Lord spoke to me about Solomon.
1 Kings 6:7 And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.
When Solomon built the temple, they prepared all the stones and cut them to spec, in the quarry. Once the stones were ready, they transported them from the quarry to the temple, and they assembled it in the temple.
This way, no chiseling or hammering was heard in the temple. When they ran out of stones, they had to go back to the quarry and cut more. Us prophets – we want to jump straight to assembling perfectly cut stones at the temple site.
You want to see this vision come to pass already but do you have any stones? "Lord, I do not know what is happening. I am trying to build, but it is not coming together."It is hard to build a building without any bricks. That is why you do not see a building. So, we go back to the beginning of breaking ground, because it is here that we prepare the hearts of God’s people and prepare for the vision.
When you are praying for circumstances to come into line, you are preparing perfectly cut stones. Once the circumstances are in line, it is a simple matter of putting them on top of each other until the picture comes together.It is a very quick process, just like the dominoes that I mentioned. You push one, and then they all fall in sequence. However, if you didn't prepare the stones first, then you will have nothing to build with later on.
The effort you are putting in now, is the amount of effort you will reap later. That is why this groundbreaking process makes up the bulk of your prayer life. This is where all the prophets, whether in prophetic ministry or office, should have a little tent erected with their name above it that says, "I live here."
Time to Cut Stone, Prophets!
The more prophets, the merrier. It does not take many to assemble and build. However, it takes a lot more to cut heavy building stone to spec. It takes a lot more prayer to soften a hard heart than it does to release the power for that heart to be ignited.Everybody wants to skip to the exciting part. However, if you do not prepare ahead of time, you won't see the change in the Church that you have been asking God for.
The decrees that I am getting ready to share about later on, are not going to happen without the ground being broken first. The decrees will cause the building to come together and the first domino to be pushed over.
They will bring the kind of creative power that causes entire circumstances and literal bodies and limbs to shift. These decrees will cause your physical body to be healed and your finances to miraculously be changed. However, those kinds of decrees will not happen until the groundbreaking has been completed.
Chapter 01 - Breaking Ground: Prophetic Prayer In Motion
People and Cirumctances Need to Be in Line
The Ground We Break
Chapter 02 - Breaking Ground: Preparing the Heart of God's People
Power to Change the Heart of Man
God Will Begin at Home
Chapter 03 Breaking Ground: Preparing Circumstances
The Fivefold Ministry At Work
Chapter 04 Breaking Ground: Preparing for the Vision
Chapter 05 Breaking Ground: Steps 1-5
That Pesky Prayer Burden
Making Bricks – Putting Jesus on the Throne of Circumstances
Are We Ready For Rain?
How to Identify When to Break Ground
Step 1: Pray Without Ceasing
Step 2: Keep Focused
Step 3: Pray in the Spirit and with Understanding
Step 4: Strengthen Yourself in Faith – Use the Word
Step 5: Bind the Enemy
Do not Forget to Praise!
Chapter 06 Owning Your Piece of the Wall
Your Piece of the Wall
Chapter 07 Wall Building 101 WARNING! Watch for Spiritual Blockages
Pick Up Your Trowel
Pray the Vision Through
Identify When God Switches Gears
Chapter 08 Entering the Throne Room
Chapter 09 Spiritual Birthing From the Throne Room Reaching Beyond Prophetic Ministry
Feeling What God Feels
The Heart of the Father
The Travail Process
The Purpose of Spiritual Birthing
Paying the Price Others Will Not Pay
Chapter 10 Spiritual Birthing: The Travail Process The Birthing Experience
Putting Things Into Order
Birthing For Others
My Personal Experience
The Fruit of Today from the Travail of Yesterday
Chapter 11 Spiritual Birthing: The Steps of the Travail Process What Spiritual Birthing Looks Like
Chapter 12 Spiritual Warfare From the Throne Room The Enemy Will Be Revealed
Build Up Tear Down
Chapter 13 Decree and Prophecy From the Throne Room Change Your Approach
The Nitty Gritty of Decree
The Equipping Power of Decree
Now... Step out and Prophesy, Prophet!
The Prophet’s Passion
Bonus Chapter Practical Do’s and Don’ts of Prophetic Prayer DO NOT use prophetic prayer as a personal prayer time
DO stand in AUTHORITY, not in hysterical shouting
DO Stand in the Mantle of Anointing
DO when praying with others, jump in one another’s rivers
DO NOT pray fast and fumble. Speak clearly
DO NOT quit when the lull comes
DO STOP once the decree has gone out.
DO NOT use the Word against the Lord
DO NOT just quote scriptures and call that prayer
DO NOT be Apologetic For Your Revelation
DO NOT stop to share all your revelations
DO NOT Preach a Sermon
The Prophet: Armed and Dangerous