I want to start out today with 2 quotes regarding prayer from Dr. Billy Graham:
“Prayer is more than a wish; it is the voice of faith directed to God.”
“Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”
In ministering on spiritual warfare I have been teaching on some of the most powerful spiritual weapons that Jesus left us to win spiritual battles with demonic beings.
It has been said that God does nothing but in answer to prayer.
We see in the New Testament Gospels that the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray. They knew that prayer was what Jesus used when He communicated to the Father God.
In the Book of Matthew, Jesus teaches His disciples the Lord ’s Prayer that has very important spiritual principles in it.
We see the opening part of the prayer: “…Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name (So when we first start praying to the Father God we need to open in praise and give honor to God and His name), Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. (this tells us that we need to agree with God’s plan for us and mankind on the face of the earth), Give us day by day our daily bread, (it is perfectly ok to pray about your needs), And forgive us our debts; as we forgive our debtors (before you pray be sure you have forgiven others even though they may have offended you, unforgiveness will stop your prayers from being answered), And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: (The Lord promises to deliver you from temptation 1 Corinthians 10:13) For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen (Once again upon the closing of your prayer give glory and honor to the Lord). Matthew 6:9-13
Prayer is one of the most powerful spiritual warfare weapons that Jesus left us but it is strange that some Christians seem to finally come to prayer to the Lord after they find out that everything else has failed.
Sometimes prayer seems to be the last thing Christians use.
So much time is wasted and that time could be precious moments that could have been saved.
When you go to Israel one of the places the tour guide will take you is to the Garden of Gethsemane. This is the Garden that Jesus prayed to the Father God just before His crucifixion.
Jesus knew the fellowship and the power of prayer to the Father God.
You and I need that same revelation so that we always take things in our life to the Lord in prayer.
One of my most used scriptures in the Bible is found in James 1:5-8. It talks about when you need wisdom regarding any matter you can ask God for wisdom and He will impart it to you.
I have prayed this prayer to the Lord for a multitude of areas of my life and the Lord has given me wisdom to help me make the decisions that are in line with the Lord’s will in my life.
These scriptures are invaluable.
There is a saying about prayer that is such a revelation of the importance of it:
7 days without prayer makes one week (or should I say WEAK). How true this statement is.
I encourage you to pray and read the Word of God every day, it will help you have a wonderful fellowship with your Lord, you will learn what His voice sounds like and you will avoid so many mistakes in your life.
Is that worth it?
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need. Hebrews 4:16
The Lord encourages you and me to come to Him in prayer not be shy or timid nor irreverently but boldly so that we can find help in the time of need.
The Lord has opened the doors of His throne room for us to come to Him with all of our needs. He is our heavenly Father and He loves us.
I have been asked many times who do we pray to as there is a Trinity?
Well there are 3 persons of God, The Father, The Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit but only 1 God. Ephesians 4:6
Jesus said when He was about to go to heaven in the resurrection that we were to pray to the Father God in His name, the name of Jesus. John 16:23-28
So we should address our prayer to The Father God in the name of Jesus Christ.
When we pray to the Father God in the name of Jesus and believe in our prayers demons tremble. James 2:19
No matter how much pressure satan seems to be putting on you always remember you can go to the Lord in prayer and defeat the evil one. “Be careful (anxious or stressed) for nothing; but in EVERY THING BY PRAYER and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the PEACE OF GOD, WHICH PASSETH ALL UNDERSTANDING, SHALL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND MINDS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS.” Philippians 4:6-7
This scripture lets you know that whatever you are going through you can rest assured that as you pray about everything and always give thanksgiving as you prayer that whatever you prayed about will bring the peace of God which is beyond anything you can understand and it will keep your heart and mind in peace through Christ Jesus.
Prayer is a powerful gift that the Lord Jesus left for you to use in spiritual warfare, it is loaded with the power and anointing of the Lord.
In Daniel 10:1-21 we see into the spiritual realm of an event which involved spiritual warfare with demonic beings.
Daniel had been in prayer and fasting for 21 days in Persia now known as Iran and a demonic being had held back the answer to Daniels pray for that period of time.
But we see that the archangel Michael was sent from heaven to break through the demonic stronghold and then Daniel received the answer to his prayers.
The Word of God says that God is no respecter of persons so if you had the same problem God would send an angel to break through the demonic shield so that you could get your answer from heaven.
God always honors prayers of the righteous.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. THE EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER OF A RIGHTOUS MAN AVAILETH MUCH.” James 5:16
The original Greek translation for EFFECTUAL FERVENT MEANS TO “PUT FORTH POWER.”
When you have given your life to Jesus Christ you become righteous not because of what you have done but because of what Jesus has given to you as a born again child of God (2 Corinthians 5:21) and when you pray you are PUTTING FORTH POWER, JESUS POWER THROUGH YOU.
Here is another scripture that gives us confidence that the Lord hears your prayers. “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers…” Psalm 34:15
This confidence in our prayers being answered is further spoken about in 1 John 5:14-15 “And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM.”
So we can see from the scriptures that I have given you today that the Lord invites us to come into His throne room to find help through prayer in the time of need.
We know that there are important items in the Lord’s Prayer that we should remember in our prayers.
We know that we do not have to be anxious about anything when we take our cares to the Lord.
We know that prayers works when we give forgiveness to others first.
We know that God eyes are on us and His ears are open to our prayers because we are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
We know that when we pray we can have confidence that if we ask anything according to His will (which is His Word) that we will get that petition. It may not be immediately but if we continue to stand in faith the answer will come.
Finally we know that the name of Jesus in praying to the Father God is the key to the throne room of God.
God bless you as you pray that you get excited about your prayer life and trust in God with all your heart to receive answers to those prayers.
EVENTS HAPPENING IN OUR MINISTRY: I want to give you an update on the outreach that we are doing at Conrad Freiholtz Ministries:
On Saturday September 17, 2016 Nita and I had gone to a mall and met with a Christian friend that we often share the things of the Lord with. The 3 of us had been sharing for a while when a man came up to our friend and we found out he knew our Christian friend so now all 4 of us are talking together.
My Christian friend introduced me as a minister friend of his to this man whose name is Joe.
Needless to say Joe started asking me all kinds of Bible questions for some time. The Spirit of God talked to my spirit and told me that I needed to lead this man to the Lord. Finally I looked at Joe and told him you have asked me many questions now let me ask you a question.
I asked Joe if he had even been born again and he hesitated as he then told me he belonged to a certain religion.
I advised Him that Jesus is not coming back for any religion but instead born again believers. John 3:3
Nita talked to him and then he told Nita he wanted for me to pray with him to ask Jesus in his heart and be born again which Joe did and WE WERE THRILLED.
After we led Joe to the Lord he kept thanking us and I told him don’t thank us thank Jesus Christ for coming in your heart. Then we found out that this man was 91 years old.
The older a person is the harder it can be for them to come to Jesus Christ which is a fact. So we know that the Precious Holy Spirit moved upon his heart.
Nita and I lead people to Jesus Christ as we minister in the church but that is not enough. We pray that God will lead people to us outside of church so we can lead them to the Lord and He absolutely sends them to us.
The Great Commission burns in us that tells us to lead people to Jesus Christ always. Matthew 28:19-20.
Nita and I get no greater joy than leading people to Jesus Christ in the church and out in the world where the sinner are on the highways and byways of life. That is our reasonable service as it is to all of us.
I want to encourage you ministers, the 5 fold ministry gifts, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher to lead people to Jesus Christ in your church, have altar calls after every service and also as you go out into the world every day.
Of course that goes for everyone whether you are a minster or not we are all called to lead people to Jesus Christ to fulfill the Great Commission. Amen? We are all called to be ambassadors for Christ. Please see 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
Then I wanted to let you know that 3 other ministries contacted Nita and I on the world web during the week of 9/12 -9/16/2016 consisting of 2 ministries from Africa and 1 from Myanmar formerly known as Burma as of 9-19-2016. That makes 16 ministries that have contacted us from different parts of the world. They have found our website and are receiving our ministry of the Word of God.
So we thank the Lord once again for spreading the ministry of His Word to bless people around the world
Nita and I are humbled by all of this and just want to be used of the Lord to spread His Word and REVIVAL around the world.
We are also grateful for the individuals from around the world that have contacted Nita and me through our website address and they have asked for prayer and questions and guidance in their lives. Nita and I pray over every prayer request we receive and count it a privilege to do so.
So we also encourage you individuals to contact us with your prayer requests and any questions you might have.
Praise you Lord we give Him all the honor and glory.
We are involved in our ministry on an international level and also will be continuing to minister at churches as we are led to go to these churches as well as going to churches in the United States.
On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival several times in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
DO YOU HEAR THE WORD OF JESUS TODAY? SAY YE NOT, IN OTHER WORDS DON’T SAY THERE ARE FOUR MONTHS AND THEN IT IS TIME TO HARVEST, THE WORLD IS READY FOR REVIVAL NOW, NOW, NOW.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
We have done 2 Skype ministries in Pakistan and the Holy Spirit moved greatly from that live ministry and touched that pastor and congregation. We give all the glory and honor to the Lord. Nita and I were very blessed about this service as we could really sense the presence of the Holy Spirit and His love and power as I ministered to this church including an altar call.
If you have just came to this ministry website today or have been visiting it on a more regular basis and the Spirit of the Lord has talked to your heart about going into intercessory prayer for Nita and myself and this ministry and giving financially even on a monthly basis we just ask that you will be obedient to what the Lord has spoken for you to do.
I believe there are some of you that have been touched by the Spirit of God by the work and vision that Nita and I have been called to and you want to help us and we do need your help spiritually and financially.
“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:19
We thank you.
We are spreading the Word of God around the world as the Holy Spirit leads us to new areas in an ever increasing amount.
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries is a tax exempt, not for profit, religious-corporation as defined under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift is very much appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution.
Thank you all for your prayers and financial investment in the lives of people around the world, we greatly appreciate them.
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If you have come to this ministry website today and have never asked Jesus Christ to come into your life and be born again, you are not here by accident, the Spirit of the Living God drew you here.
If you do not have the assurance of where you would spend eternity if you died right now please go to the top of this website and it will have a tab for “SALVATION.” In that tab will be what is required by God to be right with Him. When you pray that prayer and accept the Lord please send us a g mail to our website at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you accepted the Lord as your Savior and Lord and were born again. We want to rejoice with you and pray for you. Thank you
Surely you know people who are going through hell and high water with real battles in their life both Christians and those that are not born again Christians. The Word of God that is presented each week will help turn their situation around if they do the Word of God and instead of the anguish and tears will bring a smile and victory to their life, isn’t that worth you sharing this website with others?
This includes the ones that not able to go to church because of disabilities and sickness or for one reason or another can’t attend church. Can you imagine how this Word of God would bless and comfort them? Please share this website with these folks also.
Our website address is: cfmministry.org
If you have been blessed by this world wide ministry website or have questions please send them to us at: email@example.com.
Nita and I hope that you will join us next Monday and every Monday
In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.