WONDERS OF PREVAILING PRAYERS PART 5 ( Olawale Ojewumi) SUBTOPIC: Who Needs Prevailing Prayers 1



Prayer is the spiritual magnet to attract better experiences to yourself in the journey of life. Prevailing prayers is an act of continuously dialoging with God over the matters that needed divine intervention. This was evidence in the life of Jacob.
“And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had. {sent them: Heb. caused to pass} And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.” Gen. 32:23 ,24KJV

I don’t know whether you have ever considered it the way it is occuring to me in this passge, if you study the life of Jacob very well, as at this time, he was doing wonderfully well. The scripture says concerning him that he “… increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.” Gen 30 :43 KJV.
The Message translation put it thus:
“The man got richer and richer, acquiring huge flocks, lots and lots of servants, not to mention camels and donkeys.”.

If we are to go by our own yardstick, Jacob was doing well, he was not a jobless graduate, he had wives, children, fame and influence. Not only that, he also enjoyed divine backing, Laban said to him;

“I could destroy you, but the God of your father appeared to me last night and told me, `Be careful about what you say to Jacob!’” Gen.31:29 NLT

God was rebuking his enemies for His sake, yet he still organized himself to be alone as to be able to engaged in prevailing prayer with God. Beloved, DON’T DEFINE YOUR LIFE BY MEN’S DEFINITION OF SUCCESS AND GREATNESS, RATHER MEASURE YOUR LIFE BY GOD’S PURPOSE AND PLANS FOR YOUR LIFE. You may be doing wonderfully well by men’s opinion but the question is where are you in the programme of God for your life. So, Jacob looked into his life and felt the need to press further with God in prayer, so he disengaged himself from every other thing to seek God personally and privately. To practice prevailing prayers is to disengage yourself from every other things in order to seek God’s face personally and privately. Therefore, let me quickly show you how to discover when to prevail with God in prayers:

When you discover there is an impending promise(s) upon your life.

When you feel there is a promise upon your life waiting for expression, you need prevailing prayers to bring it to pass. As Jacob was enjoying the supernatural intervention and blessings, he was still feeling that there is a vacuum in his life. He was still feeling there is a promise that is still far from manifestation – the promise of becoming the father of many nations. So, he went to God in prayers, and that prevailing prayer birthed his fatherhood of many nations. That was why we never have twelve tribes of Jacob but twelve tribes of ISREAL – a name birthed by prevailing prayer;
“And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.” Gen.32:25 – 28 KJV
In many instances, those promises may not be prophesy directly over you like in the case of Jacob, they may be a discovered promise(s) from the scripture like that of Daniel;
“In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; {which: or, in which he}In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:” Dan.9 :1 – 3 KJV

Daniel was actually doing very well in the land of Babylon – he was the wisest man in the land (Dan.1:17), highly honored by the king (Dan.2:46). An elder statesman and chief of the governors (Dan.2:48, 5:11), just to mention few. Yet, he never allow all these to blindfold him, he kept on searching until he suddenly discovered that there is an awaiting promise that was yet to be fulfilled upon his life and nation. He therefore went to God in a serious prevailing prayers and he continued until he prevailed.
Another example is that of Hannah, it appeared to me that she had also discovered like Daniel by the written of the prophet that “…there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.”( Deut.7:14). So, she reminded God of His promises continuously until she prevails. You need to engage in prevailing prayers when you discovered that those things that are meant to be evidence in your life as Christian are not there.

Prayer for today

Gives thanks to God for his goodness and wonderful works.
Every spirit monitoring me or tampering with my mental ability to see pleasure in problems or relax under the yoke of the enemy, catch fire in the name of Jesus.
Let divine earthquake shake down the foundation of every satanic oppression in my life in the name of Jesus.
I bind every evil spirit withstanding good testimonies in my life in the name of Jesus.
I declare every strategy designed by the enemies to fight my vision and aspirations destroyed in the mighty name of Jesus
(this message is culled from OLAWALE OJEWUMI’S published book – Living in the miraculous through prevailing prayer. You can contact us to get a copy of this book)

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Olawale Ojewumi is an insightful and seasoned teacher of God’s word. He is called of God into ministry with a commission to raise generational leaders that will do things in God’s way for global influence and transformation. By the special grace of God, he has served in several leadership capacities and these include the State President of the Redeemed Christian Corper’s Fellowship (RCCF) Taraba State chapter during his NYSC year. He is an ordained minister with the Redeemed Christian Church of God where he currently serves as pastor in charge of a youth church and the Assistant Provincial Youth Pastor in charge of community and social responsibility ( APYP CSR). As a dynamic leader, olawale ojewumi is committed to practical christianity that affords everyone who has a link with him the opportunity to discover, develop and maximize their life and potential to be a positive influence in all walks of life. He is also the convener of DOMINION GATHERING; an interdenominational programme designed by God to raise believers who will not bow to circumstances, modernization, natural limitations or demonic forces to live lesser than their God ordained destiny. He is happily married to Olutayo Ojewumi and they are blessed with wonderful children.