We know that God has promised, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3) We also know that Jesus said, “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 18:19). Intercession is a powerful spiritual weapon that cancels the plans of the devil against the people of God and establishes our Lord’s plan for the huge work we are called to do. From the time I first stood in the pulpit to preach 40 years ago, this ministry has been bathed in prayer, and intercession continues to be the key to everything we are called to do.
Moving Forward in Prayer
I have felt for some time that 2014 is going to be a breakthrough year for new heights of intercession and prayer. Recently we opened a Prayer Center in our World Media Center in California that is dedicated to lifting up the needs of this ministry, our partners, and the lost and hurting around the world. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our World Ministry Center in Texas continues gearing up for an even greater focus on prayer, as are our five additional international offices. Our staff is lifting up your needs. Our Prayer Center in Jerusalem, overlooking Mount Zion, is a powerhouse of prayer. Our prayer partners there are dedicated to praying for you and your loved ones. At the same time, we are putting an even greater emphasis on our worldwide Mighty Warriors Prayer Army, the many thousands of intercessors who spend time praying for people who call, send emails, and mail. They are ready to intercede for you right now! God Almighty is moving in our midst. Answered prayer and a remarkable anointing for abundance is already taking place for so many partners and ministry friends. And I want our prayer partners all over the world to pray for you and your loved ones, too! Today, will you send photos of loved ones and let us know their prayer needs, no matter what they are facing? I’ve seen in my heart the walls of our Prayer Centers lined with photos, and I want to make sure that you and your loved ones are placed there, as well. Send those photos and prayer needs today!
Faith and Answered Prayer
I want to encourage you to be part of this anointing that continues to sweep around the world! And as we step out in faith during this season with the added emphasis on intercessory prayer, it is imperative that we not neglect our giving. Giving to God keeps us focused on His work, and it clarifies our priorities and hearts’ desire. You see, giving is not about money. It’s about righteousness. And giving is a reflection of what’s in your heart. Giving declares a person’s righteous standing before God, for righteousness and giving go hand in hand. Giving is voting for the Kingdom, for our precious Jesus, and for His work. God uses your giving as a weapon in His hands. Read Psalm 112 and see how it speaks of the righteous giver. Verse 2 says:
“His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.”
Givers receive ideas from heaven, and God wants to prosper those ideas. As we move into this anointed season of answered prayer, what has God put into your hand? Whatever it is, you can be certain that God has provided you with a special seed for this special harvest, for He gives seed to the sower: “Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness” (2 Corinthians 9:10). Now it is up to you and me to plant the seed He has provided during the continued harvest of finances, which will continue to lead to the harvest of miracles, then to the harvest of souls. What a wonderful, eternal opportunity we have before us! God is in the “seed-giving business.” He provides the seed to the sower!
Faith That Leads to Divine Favor
God is ready to provide an abundant, supernatural harvest! So plant your most generous seed-gift for the work of the Lord so you will move into a season of harvest. Sowing always precedes reaping, and seedtime always precedes harvest. And the seed you sow in faith into the good soil of this ministry will produce a harvest of abundance and blessings in your life. Your harvest will be in direct proportion to what you plant! Assigning your seed to a specific need is vital. Sowing and reaping is a fixed law that God has put into effect on this planet, and it will work for anyone! Ask any farmer or gardener anywhere in the world, and he will tell you, “Every time I sow seed in the ground, I expect a specific harvest where I plant the seed.” A sower plants seed as a lifestyle, continually looking for ways to sow. Sowing is his number-one priority, and sowing consumes so much of his time and attention that he doesn’t even take time to look for the harvest. The harvest will come because the seed has been sown!
The Key Is Your Seed
I encourage you to plant your most generous step-of-faith seed —whatever God directs! Remember, God gives seed to the sower. Whatever He has placed in your hand, as you release it from your hand as seed, He will give you more to sow and multiply it. So activate the law of the supernatural harvest that is coming your way! Sow with mighty expectation, for today and the future, for the remainder of 2016 can truly be your year of answered prayer!