Prayer is not supposed to be a stumbling block to the presence of the Lord. But a problem with prayer is that everybody does it. A problem with prayer is that prayer can become a point of prayer and the purpose of prayer. People pray and prayer in itself; it can actually be a distraction to the presence of God if prayer focuses on prayer. Don’t miss the point. Some of us can be so close to God and you miss Him because we use religious activities instead of getting to know his presence, we use them as an end to themselves. – Pastor Vladimir Savchuk

Worship Moment // Jaye Thomas – Bless The Lord // YWAM Kona

There are moments when our songs become an invitation into our hearts. The Lord delights that we long for Him to make His home in us. In the latest release of our Worship Moments video series, our friend Jaye Thomas from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City leads us in a time of welcoming Holy Spirit with United Pursuit’s song “We Have Come // Bless The Lord”.


Jesus Established End Results

At the tomb of Lazarus, Jesus said to the Father, “…I thank thee that thou hast heard me.” He has established something.

“And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 11:42)

He said, “I knew You would hear Me. That’s the reason I said it. I wanted to establish this on earth.

     Psalm 119:89 says, “Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”

God’s Word is already established in heaven, but on earth is where it needs to be established now. Look at what Jesus said to Peter:

“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)

Jesus said the power of binding and loosing is on earth. You have the authority to bind on earth those things which have been bound out of heaven. You can loose some things and they will be loosed – not only by you, but God in heaven will loose some things if you will loose them. But you must do something first on earth. Jesus loosed Lazarus from death.

“And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.” (John 11:43)

I can just imagine what Peter was thinking when Jesus started talking to the dead. I imagine Peter was embarrassed.

Jesus Spoke to Things and They Obeyed

You will notice that in Jesus’ ministry, He talked to trees. He talked to the wind. He talked to the sea. He talked to dead people. And they all obeyed Him. In every instance, He was calling for things that were not manifest!

When Lazarus came forth, I can see John nudging Peter and saying, “Hey, look, Peter! There is Lazarus standing in the door of the tomb!”

Then all embarrassment was gone. You may be embarrassed sometimes about some of the things you are saying because it is taking so long for them to happen. But when you call the promise of God into manifestation in your life, all the embarrassment will leave.

Change what you see, it’s not the end result, you can make it happen.  Speak the word!!