Today’s message is a quiz to review all we have learned in the Dialed In series. Pastor Miles stressed the importance of our individual participation, as our learning is increased dramatically by saying versus listening, writing versus reading, or doing versus watching, so in the spirit of participation, as you read the review of our Master Quiz, take the time to say the bold statements aloud and participate on your own.
Dialed In prayer is joining the conversation that is already taking place in the spiritual world. Join the conversation in heaven by declaring, listening and asking in accordance with the conversation in progress. Revelation 2:7, 1 Kings 19:10-12, John 14:12
When we come to God in prayer, we must realize that the prayer is not all about our own thoughts and feelings, but rather joining into God’s truth and guidance that is already in progress.
When you turn on a radio, you first hear static, but as you tune the dial, you eventually find a station with programming that is already in progress. Dialed-in prayer is similar to this, as you must recognize that there is a spiritual conversation about us already happening in the heavenly places. When we come to God in prayer, we must realize that the prayer is not all about our own thoughts and feelings, but rather joining into God’s truth and guidance that is already in progress.
We join in God’s conversation first by declaring what is true, rather than bowing to our own emotions or the thoughts in our heads. You may have a lingering feeling that you’re a failure or you can’t make it through whatever trial faces you in the day, but it’s important to declare God’s truth with authority over those temporary emotions: God loves me. I am a child of God. I am anointed to serve Him. He supplies all I need to accomplish His calling, etc.
Next, we listen for the voice of God, which is not harsh, condemning, or overbearing, but a gentle whisper.
Finally, we ask, or make petitions to God, in accordance with what we know. God, I know you are here, so please help me to understand Your presence and be more aware of what You are doing in my life. God, I know that you direct my steps, and I desire to walk in the path you set before me today.
Establish a time, place and length of time. Bring your Bible, pen, and paper.
Make a commitment to reserve the time and space you need to connect with God. Have a plan for the time you will awaken, where you will meet with God, and for how long. Be prepared by bringing the supplies you need to record what you feel God is revealing to you.
I declare that God is looking for faithful people. I declare that God wants to show Himself strong on my behalf.
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. 2 Chronicles 16:9a
God is looking to show Himself strong on behalf of the loyal. God, I will be loyal to you, and I desire for you to show yourself strong on my behalf.
I declare that I know that I cannot be the person you created me to be without your strength.
God is currently preparing good things for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
God is working on your behalf, opening doors of opportunity so that you can walk through them and that He may be glorified. Declare this truth first thing in the morning and believe it and allow the truth to shape your perspective for the day.
You will also be able to better rise above the natural self-centeredness that we all experience. Declaring these truths allows you to see beyond yourself and to know that God has love and good plans for all His children, and you may be able to participate in them. As you encounter others in a meeting or a class, at the grocery store, or sitting in a restaurant, your perspective can be more aligned with God’s. For example, rather than judging a grumpy restaurant server and leaving a bad tip, you may see the pain behind the frown and be able to offer a prayer or an encouraging word.
- I know that God is working for me more than any force against me.
- I know that God has opened doors that no man can close
- I believe that if God has opened the doors He will prepare me to walk through them. I believe that those opportunities are designed to bring you glory.
- I declare my knowledge of the negative comments being made about me by the devil.
- I declare that even though Satan is accusing me, I also know that Jesus is advocating for me. Angels sent to help you are being resisted by demons. Daniel 10:12-13
- I declare that God sends angelic ministers to partner with me in fulfilling my Kingdom Warrior assignments.
- I declare the presence of angelic warriors ready to fight my demonic enemies.
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. Revelation 12:10
Satan accuses us to God, each other, and ourselves in order to tear us down and break apart our relationships.
When you feel that heavy presence speaking cruel proclamations over you, this is never the voice of God, who loves you. God has equipped you with all you need to fight this battle - His Word is truth and can break down the discouraging lies of the devil. Jesus is advocating for you day and night, and God’s angels are fighting in the spiritual places against the dark spirits that desire destruction and condemnation.
- I declare that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit all exist as God. Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 6:8, Matthew 28:19-20
- I declare that all three work together.
- I declare that just as Jesus relied on the power of the Holy Spirit, I need to rely on the Holy Spirit. Luke 4:1-2
- I declare that Jesus and the Father promised to send the same Holy Spirit to you.
- I declare by faith that the Holy Spirit wants to do in my life what He did in Jesus’ life. I declare my expectations that the Holy Spirit will move in my life.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. Matthew 28:19-20
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all God and they all work together. The Father and the Son said they would send the Holy Spirit to live in our hearts to be our Helper.
Sometimes the best prayer times is just sitting quietly, encountering the presence of God and saying nothing. It is certainly more beneficial for you to hear what God has to say to you than what you have to say to Him.
- I declare that the Holy Spirit is pouring the love of God into my heart. Romans 5:3-5, Galatians 5:22-23
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is joy being expressed outwardly.
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is peace being expressed outwardly.
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is patience being expressed outwardly.
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is kindness being expressed outwardly.
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is goodness being expressed outwardly.
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is faithfulness being expressed outwardly.
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is gentleness being expressed outwardly.
- I declare that the evidence of that love being poured inwardly is self-control being expressed outwardly.
Realize and declare that the Holy Spirit is available to refill and refuel you whenever you need it! The good fruits of Galatians 5 are not the result of trying hard, but of being connected to the Spirit and yielding to God.
As a reminder this week and ending the series, Miles says to practice your learning. Allow truth to transform your prayer life as you “dial in” to what God is already doing.