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Thursday, June 16, 2016

How To Pray

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Doyle Davidson Audio Thursday June 16, 2016

Hello this is Doyle Davidson, Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ ministering locally to the Body of Christ in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas and sent by God to your house to declare to you the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 10:

The word is nigh thee even in your heart and in your mouth, that is the word of faith which I preach, if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead you shall be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

That’s the gospel; if you believe it you’ll be saved. But I’m here to talk about prayer. God has had me praying since 1970 for America, the Body of Christ and so forth. The last few months I’ve noticed God has been causing my hands to move a lot more than they used to and I believe I have understanding; that my hands are warring; warring against the enemy and Psalm 18: 34, Kathie D is going to read:

Psalm 18:

34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms

Now, I believe that’s by the power of God. David was anointed to fight the battles for the Lord, as I am too. He anointed me to preach the gospel and the gospel is power, the ability of God. So when I’m speaking I notice how my hands—I think how that is uncharacteristic of me; I’ve never been that animated, but now I’m seeing its God in my hands warring against the enemy. And even breaking arms of the enemy, destroying their armour, destroying their arsenal against me. Thank God.

And that’s done with prayer and faith, the gospel and the Holy Ghost. Amen. Also, I’ve noticed God directed me more how to pray. It’s right in front of my eyes, it’s right in front of your eyes. KD would you read 1 Timothy chapter 2?

1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

Thank you. I have the same revelation the apostle Paul had; those scriptures right there are the same for me. I have the same ministry the apostle Paul had and notice, there’s the types of prayer; the way you pray, you lift up holy hands without wrath and doubting. If you put your hands up and you’re angry at some person then you’re not in the Spirit. You may be angry at the devil, I don’t know; but doubting—you cannot be angry and doubting when you’re praying various kinds of prayer.

Now another thing that God is showing me, and I’ve seen this for many years, how Jesus looked up to heaven, opened his eyes and prayed. I’m telling you this is something God is perfecting in me. KD is going to read several scriptures here and then I’ll talk some more.

Matthew 14:

19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

John 17:

1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

Mark 7:

34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

Psalm 28:

2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Psalm 63:

4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.

Psalm 119:

48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

Psalm 134:

2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.

Psalm 141:

2 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Hebrews 12:

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

When you’re being corrected, you lift up your hands, holy hands; you don’t let them hang down, droopy. “Poor old me, I feel so bad. I don’t like this correction.” Lift up your hands! Praise the Lord, give praise to God. See, when you lift your hands up, and then your weak knees—have I ever been there? I’ve been everywhere here, done everything you shouldn’t do; but I am moving more to doing everything you should do. How’s that?

And your weak knees—see when your hands are down, you’re not praying right. When your knees are weak, you’re not walking in paths right; but lift up your hands, and your weak knees and be healed!

Is that what it says? [Kathie: Let it rather be healed, yes]

That’s when you’re being corrected. Instead of saying, “Oh boy, I feel so bad. Oh God don’t you love me? Jesus I thought you loved me; if you loved me you wouldn’t talk so tough to me.”

Ah ha—ya. You don’t know what God will do.

Shape up! Gird up your loins! Act like a man, act like a woman! And accept your correction and be in subjection to the Father of Spirits and live.

God is correcting me, stand, sit down, oh, no there is a place in Samuel where David came and sat before the Lord. That’s past tense, what the word is: he set before the Lord, past tense, see?

But, that’s what you do, you sit before the Lord. And I do that a lot. And you can do that praying. That’s what I do more—I love to walk, I love to walk and I don’t like to put my hands up. My arms get tired, it takes work to do that and to walk is much easier than sitting before God and praying with your hands up, praising God. Oh much easier to walk, looking down to the ground. God’s in heaven, he’s not in the ground. Ha—ha.

God is showing me more and more, look up to heaven, open your eyes, talk to God. Put your hands up, talk to God. Talk to the Lord Jesus, talk to the Father. Don’t bow down, look at the dirt. Are you praying to the dirt? Don’t look at some silly altar. Are you praying to an altar?

Look up to God, look up to heaven. Thank God, praise him, that’s perfect kind of praying.

I’m out of strength. God bless you.

This is Doyle Davidson from his office in his home in Plano.

Good night.

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