An Audience With Our KING
NE Prophetic Gathering “The Celebration” Octoberber 17-20 ~ 2013 with Bobby Conner, Tom and Maryann Hardiman and Bob and Kathy Campbell
by Bobby Conner
September 12, 2013
Get Ready to Pray! True Prayers Will Shake The Earth!
Genuine prayer is not a religious drudgery or dry meaningless duty, but a wonderful delight. True prayer is actually an audience with the KING! Anyone of us can and should come before the royal throne of heaven with our request. We can come with full assurance that our prayers will be heard and responded to my Almighty God (see 1 John 5:14). Pray in faith knowing you will get what you are asking. This promise is given by Christ Himself in Mark 11:23-25 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Recently, the Spirit of God said to me, “I have good news for you to share with God’s people!” At this divine proclamation, my spirit leapt with holy expectation. I was even more encouraged by the words God then declared: “I am preparing to answer Paul’s prayer recorded in Colossians!”
Good News: Invigorating Power!
Study this outstanding prayer in Colossians 1:6-12 (Amplified Bible):
…which has come to you. Indeed, in the whole world [that
Gospel] is bearing fruit and still is growing [by
its own inherent power], even as it has done among yourselves ever since the day you first heard and came to know and understand the grace of God in truth. [You came to know the grace or undeserved
favor of God in reality, deeply and clearly and
thoroughly, becoming accurately and intimately
acquainted with it.]
You so learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ in our stead and as our representative and yours.
Also he has informed us of your love in the [Holy] Spirit.
For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into
the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things—
That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with
fuller, deeper, and clearer insight,
[acquaintance, and recognition].
pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy,
Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the [portion which is the
inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in
this prayer is going to be fulfilled—soon
and very soon–but we must join with Paul and
pray fervently, contending for these promises to
be fulfilled in our lives and the lives of our
loved ones. We must pray like never
Agenda: Nine Promises for Nine
exactly is going to happen when we pray?
Here are the nine
promises of this
most amazing prayer of Colossians 1. We
the deep and clear knowledge of God’s will
wisdom concerning the ways and purposes of
and discern spiritual
and live in a
manner pleasing to the Lord
every good work
grow and increase in the
knowledge of God
invigorated and strengthened with
- exercise endurance
and patience with joy
thanks to the
Father, having been qualified for our
us ask, seek, knock and keep on asking, seeking
and knocking for every one of these prayers to be
fulfilled. Let us press on in prayer, praying
through, to be filled with His Spirit, given
all wisdom and discernment, empowered to walk and
bear fruit to please the Lord, to grow and
increase, to exercise endurance and patience and
to be invigorated
and strengthened with all power.
do we need this invigorating
power? So we may advance God’s Kingdom
into every aspect of society and every corner of
Strategy: Believe and Stand Strong!
is imperative, beloved, that we not only pray but
also take a strong
stand as we
pray. This stand takes place on the battlefield of
the mind. We must make up our minds, make a
quality decision and draw a line in the sand,
declaring, as Martin Luther declared, “Here I
other words, we must decide not to continue to
stumble about in the confusion that seems to
gridlock believers as well as unbelievers in this
culture. Rather, we must walk with God-given
goals, God-given aims and God-given divine
purpose—not our own goals and aims. We are not to
be vague, thoughtless, confused or distracted
during these end-time days; on the contrary, we can and must discover
the Lord’s certain guidance every moment of the
day, every day of the week.
Ephesians 5:15-17 (Amplified Bible), Paul offers
us a most severe warning:
carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and
worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and
witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent
the very most of the time [buying up each
opportunity], because the days are evil.
Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.
When we take heed, rebuke the enemies of confusion, doubt and self-reliance, and take hold of God’s promises by faith, praying earnestly as Paul prayed in Colossians 1, we can rest assured that God’s continual guidance and provision are certain truths in our lives: we will be invigorated and strengthened.
Prayer’s Enemy: The Carnal Mind
We may be book-smart, business-savvy, culturally sophisticated, well heeled, well traveled or well versed, but our carnal reasoning and natural understanding are simply not good enough. In fact, “the mind of the flesh … is death.” Romans 8:6-8 (Amplified Bibles) states:
Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason
without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that
[f]comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now
is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal
thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot.
So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their
carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.
As we pray, believe and stand strong, we must determine in our hearts to cast off every weight and pull down every high thing, every thought and imagination that exalts itself against the knowledge of God (2 Corinthians 10:5) and choose to follow the ways of God, no matter what, no matter the cost. God promises us that, as we pray, believe and take our strong stand, we will be invigorated and strengthened and receive our breakthrough!
Prayer’s Result: Christ Our Wisdom
In Nehemiah 9:20, the Lord promises:
You also gave Your good spirit to instruct them, and withheld not Your manna from them, and gave water for their thirst (AMP).
In Psalm 32:8, the Lord again makes this promise of guidance: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go: I will guide you with My eye.” The Holy Spirit, the revealer of genuine truth, the upright Guide, will give clear direction as we seek Him and wait upon His guidance. Consider John 16:13:
But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father;
He will give the message that has been given to
Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the
This last phrase is extremely significant for today: “… and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the
future].” The entire world seems to be seeking this revelation, asking, “What does the future hold?” As followers of Christ the King, we have the answer, and that is the overcoming victory in and through our blessed Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:37).
Christ Himself, living within us, is the wisdom that God is offering to us (see James 1:5). God will direct us as we yield and follow, refusing to lean on our own human understanding but standing His Word instead (Psalms 119:130). Dear believer, pray, pray some more, and stand strong—and you will see breakthrough and be invigorated and strengthened to bring in the harvest! You have an audience with THE KING!