Summary of the Sermon by Pastor Reggy Sianto, Sunday, 25 August 2019
The Kingdom Prayer talks about authority; the mandate to dominate, Heaven comes down on Earth in our daily living. It is about the manifestation of the Kingdom’s realm, which enables God’s every purpose to be fulfilled on earth, just as it is fulfilled in heaven Mat 6:10.
1. Power and Promises (John 14:14-21)
Kingdom prayer is the divine authorized methodology to access Heaven’s authority for earthly intervention. Kingdom prayer is the established mechanism to advance God’s kingdom agenda on earth by accessing His authority in Heaven and applying it here on earth. This way, His rule is reinforced in history.
Ask Me anything in My Name, and I will do it for you! (John 14:14)
2. Authority and Access (Ephesians 6:18, Colossians 1:18).
Kingdom prayer is about God’s authority - an honest communication between us and the Father. The Lord’s prayer is designed to advance God’s kingdom and agenda. The bible teaches us in Ephesians 6:18, “With all prayers and petition pray with specific request at all times on every occasion an inn every season in the Spirit and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition (interceding in prayer) for all God’s people.”
Jesus is the head of His body, which is the church. And since He is the beginning and the firstborn Heir in resurrection, He is the most exalted One, holding first place in everything (Colossians 1:18).
3. Ruling and Relationship (Daniel 9 and 10)
The Bible contains thousands of God’s promises for us as believers. There is a ongoing battle in the spiritual realm - the devil will always try to plant negative thoughts in our minds. That”s why we need to take control of our thoughts to obey Christ (see 2 Corinthians 10:5). When Daniel prayed as seen in the bible in Daniel chapter 9 and 10, he asked the Lord for insights, wisdom, and understanding. Daniel’s relationship with God is the secret to his victorious living, as revealed in Daniel 9:22-23, “He instructed me, talked with me and said; O, Daniel, I have now come to give you insights, wisdom and understanding. At the beginning of your supplications, the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly regarded and greatly beloved. Therefore, consider the message and begin to understand the meaning of the vision.”
4. Precision and Persistence.
Take time to stop and pray, seeking the presence of the LORD. King David knows when to stop and pray with a prayerful heart (See 1 Chronicles 14:10-16). Pray specifically and give prayer a priority, prayer should be done before we begin our day (see Luke 18:1-6). Prayer and fasting are crucial for our spiritual breakthrough, exercising our spiritual man to conquer our flesh. The widow in Luke 18:4 was very persistent until she finally got her breakthrough. The Jude had ignored her plea for some time, but she did not give up. She kept asking until the judge ruled in her favor.
5. Accessing the Able (Eph 3:20-21).
God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we ask or think of - but are we connected to God? Daniel was connected to God by prayer and the 2 blind men were connected with Jesus by faith. Faith moves mountain, sets us free from bondages, the anointing breaks the yoke and change people’s lives. The true power of Kingdom prayers can be illustrated further from Mat 17:20 When we pray we create a bridge between Heaven and earth. To cross the bridge, or to have the ability to cross to the bridge, we need to have faith. Faith is identifiable with risk and the boldness to seize God’s promises to move the mountains. For if we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we will be able to say to this mountain, “Move from here to there, and if it is God’s will, it will move; and nothing will be impossible for us.
The kingdom prayer breaks us free from bondages (Acts 26:29) When we pray the Kingdom’s prayer, we will experience the fire of God, bursting from inside of us. There is a release of the anointing of the LORD sweeping through the natural realm. Paul and Silas were in a deep hole but they still praised and worshipped the LORD from their prison cell. Our view of the greatness of God affects how we look at our situation. Suddenly God came through for Paul and Silas, a violent earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. At once, all the prison doors flew open and the prisoners’ chains came loose.
Our church has a mission to bring more people to Jesus, therefore our life itself should become a witness to unbelievers. God will use us as His instrument to touch peoples’ lives. Pray for the divine connection to enable the LORD’s salvation to be revealed, for souls to be saved. Establish the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven, carrying the Kingdom’s presence throughout our lives. In Acts 8:26-34, Philip was sent by God to minister to Ethiopian court official and he continued preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.