To this end, the church – Prince Ufford
By Prince Ufford
LUKE 18:1. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.(King James).
LUKE 18:1.(NLT). One day Jesus told his disciples a story that they should always pray and never give up.
LUKE 18:1. (Amp). Also [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up).
LUKE 18:1.(Niv). Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
LUKE 18:1. (GNb). Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to teach them that they should always pray and never become discouraged.
ACTS 12:5. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
* So Peter was kept in prison; but earnest prayer was made to God by the church for him.Through prayer he was released from prison.
The church which is the body of Christ Jesus should wake up Spiritually and make strong genuine intercession for the church to create light to enlighten the world with the truth. Physically we are here, even though we are Spiritually born again citizens of the kingdom. God left us here for a purpose.
Killing every where, kidnapping every where, robbery every where, sorrow every where, unemployment in the land which God has blessed with so much wealth. People are committing suicide daily in a nation God has blessed with surplus. Children dropping out of school because parents don’t have means of making money. Companies closing down for lack of business, the cost of living so high. There is pain, darkness, blackness in the land. The church prayed earnestly to God on behalf of Peter. As we pray by faith asking for His mercy, we should also trust in Him.
*This physical world is controlled, governed, dominated by satan himself who is the author of confusion and destruction of lives and property, he is using men and women to run nations down. If we truly practice the truth, the world will join the church to practice the truth because we are children born of righteousness which is the true light.
The world will not experience break through of revival, the revival must first Spiritually begin with the church. If our Spiritual altar is full of light, it will spread across the nations of the world. The Church, the body of Christ Jesus is the starting point where this revival should begin. One evening, I decided to go out for a walk, at the same time praying in tongues. I noticed consciously that I was making intercession for every soul that walked passed me. I turn, pointed my finger at them praying in tongues. It was an awesome experience. Prayer will change impossibilities to possibilities.
*The Lord spoke this word to me, revival starts from the top and not from the bottom.
2CHRONICLES 7:14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will like I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Run from the sin of corruption. Run from evil of destruction, follow after righteousness and peace. Be the agent of truth.
*ISAIAH 55:7.LET THE WICKED FORSAKE HIS WAY AND THE UNRIGHTEOUS MAN HIS THOUGHTS, AND LET HIM RETURN UNTO THE LORD, AND HE WILL HAVE MERCY UPON HIM, AND TO OUR GOD, FOR HE WILL ABUNDANTLY PARDON.
*Since we are in this end (world) which is full of evil, for us to operate successfully here, for us to enjoy prospering in this world, for us to fulfill our course here with colourful exhibition, we must earnestly pray and make intercession as a matter of concern for the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ Jesus to shine across the nations of the world.
* And we should see prayer and intercession as the means to weaken the force of darkness and wickedness, and to establish righteousness, love among us. Make prayer your daily living bread, through effectual fervent prayer of the righteous you will forcefully take delivery of your possessions to enjoy them naturally.
*Peter was kept in prison but the church of that time came together in one accord in the Spirit of love, oneness of faith to make prayer without ceasing for the release of brother Peter from the prison. Jesus said the church ought always to pray and not to faint or be discouraged. What we see daily which is contrary to our Father’s will should drive us into the place of prayer and intercession to God on behalf of the world.
*The church has been given the power to bind and to loose. The church walking in unity of love, unity of faith, praying with one purpose will achieve victory. Will put to flight all agents of darkness and destruction in high places by pulling them down to enthrone righteousness, justice, the truth which will create light to enlighten the nation, to prosper progressively, to give joy, peace, and happiness to the people of the land.
I BELIEVE THIS IS GOD’S DESIRE, AND THIS IS MY DESIRE.
*Apostle Paul recommended
EPHESIANS 6:10-18.Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girth about with the truth, having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
*Great responsibility heaven has placed upon the church. When the church builds the family, family will build the nation. A broken home will led to a broken nation. It takes a vision to build a healthy prosperous family, it takes love, vision with great concern to build the family. It takes two with genuine heart to build.
EFCC is fighting corruption physically, but not in the Spirit, corruption has spiritual root. If you cut down a tree without up rooting the main source it will grow again. No man on earth can kill corruption. When a man’s heart is corrupt, his entire house will be corrupt. A prayerless christian is an indication of a Spiritually powerless christian. The reason we pray, make intercession Spiritually is because we need help from God. I learned to love from the church, I learned to walk in love from the church, I learned to be a blessing from the church because the pastor showed us through teaching us the principles of God’s kingdom. It takes a regenerated mind to see things differently. I hate cheating, I hate corruption with passion. When the head is sick, the whole body (the whole land will be sick). Soundness of the head, the whole body(the whole land ) will be full of soundness.
*ISAIAH 1:2-7. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth:for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that corrupts: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward. Why should ye be stricken any more? Ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and purifying sores:they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified and with ointment. Your country is desolate, your cities are burnt with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by the strangers. Prophetic predictions of God are being fulfilled now. The body of Christ Jesus ( the church ), the righteousness of God came together with force of agreement removed the righteous. “The CHURCH.”
*ISAIAH 59:14. Justice is turned away backward, and righteousness ( uprightness and right standing with God) stands far off, for truth has fallen in the street ( the city’s forum), and uprightness cannot enter[ the courts of justice].
The foundation for national development and building is vision to make the citizens experience progress with total well being.
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*PROVERBS 29:2. When the[ uncompromisingly] righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh. When the heart is sick, the body will lack direction, those who associate with such person( people ) except they take their destiny in their hands, will suffer. Progress in the house is when the leader has a vision.
*PROVERBS 29:18.WHERE THERE IS NO VISION [ NO REDEMPTIVE REVELATION OF GOD ],THE PEOPLE PERISH, BUT HE WHO KEEPS THE LAW [ OF GOD, WHICH INCLUDES THAT MAN]- BLESSED, ( HAPPY, FORTUNATE, AND ENVIABLE )IS HE.
*This is the basic principle for nation development, progress, fruitfulness in every sector of life. Vision is the light that gives direction to everyone in the house. The church is responsible to develop and build the people, the people will in turn build the nation whether you are a muslim or a Christian. Nation building is collective effort of every body, but vision comes from the top. There are men and women satan place in high places to work for the destruction of nations, specially in Africa. God is holding the church responsible for whatever is going on, the church is in the midst of darkness.
*The church builds families
*Families build the nation.
*The nation build industries for economic and financial empowerment of its citizens.
*2CORINTHIANS 4:6. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Let us arise and chase darkness, blackness, sorrow, pain, lack, unemployment out of our land through corporate prayer and intercession.