4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. – Acts 6:4-7
I never thought about how the early church prayed, until now. Once they were filled with the Holy Ghost in Acts 2, it is safe to say that the type of prayer that the early church gave themselves continuously to, was praying in the Spirit. Thus, we see why their ministry took off the way that it did.
Praying in the Spirit had a great emphasis on what happened in the early church and it still does in today’s church. Both, the believer and the church’s power have been diluted by not contending for the faith in the realm of the Spirit by praying in the Holy Ghost.
Many things have been hindered, cut out, and held back in believer’s lives because they have not understood or taken advantage of God’s original plan of filling you with the Holy Spirit to activate the Holy Spirit in your life.
If you want to walk and do things in the Spirit, the Holy Ghost must be activated in your life. To do and see wonders, you must be in partnership and agreement with the Holy Spirit, for He knows more than you do.
You see, when you pray, you are not praying to an equal. You are praying in the Spirit and making contact with the one who was there when you were created — to the one who knows all about you and what you are dealing with.
You need to access this power. Especially, if you are a minister of God’s Word. And the bible says we are all able ministers (2. Cor. 3:6). So give yourselves continuously to prayer (in the Holy Ghost) and the ministering of the Word.
ORDER “HOLY SPIRIT HELP ME, THROUGH THIS TRAFFIC”
6 thoughts on “Give Yourself to Prayer”
Amen Apostle Thompson! With A Renewed Freshly Focused Mind I Embrace This Message. Today I am making a fresh commitment to give myself more to praying in the Holy Ghost and the ministering of the Word 2 Corinthians 3:6. Amen! I Receive!
Yes hear i am to give my self to things of
God cause wr are all ministers … of the word and spirit
Amen Apostle! I know things have been previously held back because I have not been praying in the spirit as I should have been praying. I receive that from now on I am giving myself to prayer so that the will of God can be made manifest in my life! Thanks for words of wisdom and many blessings!
Likewise the Holy Ghost has been prompting us in the same direction to make this dedication being mindful of the mysteries God wants to release as well. Thanks for sharing!
Amen I give myself to Holy Ghost and ministering if the Word
Amen Hallelujah Holy Spirit I give myself totally praying in The Heaven given to me by you in Jesus Name Amen. Thank you Apostle Blessings be and rest continuously on you and your Family in Jesus Name Amen Hallelujah.