My fellow prayer warriors,
What if each one of us consented every morning to the leading of the Holy Spirit? What if each warrior, every morning, in one mind and one Spirit, beseeched the Father to grant the life of Christ, through His Spirit, to all members of our prayer warrior family?
To persuade each of you to participate in this earnest endeavor, I leaned upon “A powerful structure for constructing motivating persuasive lectures,” the Monroe Motivation Sequence. The structure consists of attention, need, satisfaction, visualization, and action.
What I am sharing to get your attention happened. Several times I submitted requests to our prayer warrior family concerning two projects I am developing. Though I did not share the fullness of the projects in the prayer request, I share them now. One, I am completing the writing of a book (nickname: “Efficacy).” Two, I am growing a nonprofit, Oneness Today, Inc. Both endeavors speak to God’s Word sanctifying me in “Genesis 2:24 subject matter” of gender, marriage, and sexuality.
Though I began my journey in 2005, I started the book in 2014. My sanctification experience and its upward trajectory lifestyle agitated the enemy of our souls. Sharing the sanctification process in a book made the enemy furious. He began attacking me from every direction. For several years, I sat the book down. Claiming the promises in prayer, I tried to fight back. I needed power—fortitude. In prayer, I whispered, “Why can’t I think?” I needed a sound mind. Using the ABCs of Bible Prayer (book by Glen Coon), I pleaded for help.
Somewhere between then and now, my family took a trip to Florida. We visited a church, Patmos. While in the hallway, I heard a familiar voice over the speaker requesting prayer for a mutual friend, David Chandler. Following up on David and learning of God’s eventual miracle of recovery for him, I joined the prayer warrior group. Many of you have seen my request and my tracing God moments.
III. Satisfaction of the need:
In response to your prayers, God did two miraculous things. First, I recall this year when God exposed a tumor surrounding my pituitary gland; do you remember that request and praise report? Following the surgery, all levels of my being, previously found questionable, have returned to normal. Hallelujah! My thinking is so much clearer.
However, the first miracle happened a year or two ago, sometime during COVID. This miracle pertains to why I persuade you to consent daily to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
In response to YOUR prayers for me, the Spirit exposed me to two quotes:
The First Quote: “Those who CONSENT to be led by the Spirit of God will be ILLUMINATED and SANCTIFIED. They will discern the hatefulness of sin and the beauty of holiness. They will esteem it a great honor to be called the sons of God, knowing that they are wholly unworthy to be associated with Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father. Christ took upon Him our nature, that He might associate us with Himself. He suffered in the flesh...that He might bring many sons and daughters to God. The Youth’s Instructor, December 8, 1892.”
The Second Quote: “God does not ask us to do in our own strength the work before us. He has provided divine assistance for all the emergencies to which our human resources are unequal. He gives the Holy Spirit to help in every strait, to strengthen our hope and assurance, to ILLUMINATE our minds and PURIFY our hearts. Testimonies, vol. 8, p. 19.”
Reading “CONSENT” in the above paragraph appealed to the subject matter of my book and nonprofit. God will never force himself on us; we MUST CONSENT.
Immediately, I began to pray the ABCs of Bible Prayer DAILY:
ABCs of DAILY Dying to Self (Consenting to the leading of the Holy Spirit) I ASK, I state my reason for BELIEF in eventual responses, and I CLAIM the answer by giving thanks (even before seeing - FAITH).
ASK: This day, I ask for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; I consent to the leading of the Holy Spirit—to illuminate and sanctify me. Please accept this request as my dying to self, DAILY. In the name of Yahshua, I pray.
Father, I pray to You TODAY! Please grant the life of Christ, through His Spirit, to every member of our prayer warrior family.
BELIEVE: Father, because of the following promise, I believe you have answered my request to grant us Your Spirit:
13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:13
CLAIM: Thank you for filling me with your Spirit today, leading me, illuminating, and sanctifying me. Thank you for granting the life of Christ, through Your Spirit, to every member of our prayer warrior family. Hallelujah. I am blessed.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
TRUE DYING TO SELF! A CONSENT TODAY AND EVERY DAY!
My family, the results have been so astronomical for the past year! I am putting this in my book and including this in the Online Learning Center courses of my nonprofit. Even more, I became so excited about the upward trajectory of my life that I started texting friends about the power I was receiving. So recently, I texted David and Wanda. And here we are.
What if each one of us consented every morning to the leading of the Holy Spirit? What if each warrior, every morning, in one mind and one Spirit, beseeched the Father to grant the life of Christ, through His Spirit, to every member of our prayer warrior family? Talk about intercession!
It’s simple! Just pray the prayer up above. Then, reword it according to your delight. The key to the Holy Ghost revolution lies in consenting, a dying to self, DAILY.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20
I Consented, He Led, Now I Beseech You