The Prayer of Kings HTML version

everyone else said 'you can't do it'. Give me that mountain - and God gave him what he requested. God gave Jabez
what he requested, so what Jabez requested, obviously was in the heart of God, and that same thing is in the heart of
God for you, and for me. I don't care what sorrows you've been through, what difficulties or tragedies you've had, and
you may have a life that's marked by sorrow, and you may be a pain in the butt to lots of people, but it doesn't end
You can make a decision, God, bless me abundantly and enlarge my territory. My life's changing. My life is going to
get better. My life is on the increase and improved. My influence is going to increase this year. Can you say that? Can
you say that today? Come on, let's give the Lord a clap and thank Him today. [Applause] Father, we just thank You
for all the challenges we've had last year, but they were all working a better way to glory for our lives, and in this year
Lord, this is our prayer. My God, pour out blessing and abundance; my God, pour out grace and abundance; my God,
enlarge our territory, enlarge our influence. Oh God, keep us from the evil one, keep us from the destructive
strategies of the devil, surround us with Your angels, and my God, that You would keep us from all harm. In this
coming year, enlarge our territory, enlarge our territory, enlarge our territory. This is The Prayer of Kings oh God,
enlarge our territory, our influence, our capacity this year. Lord, we give You all the honour.
Come on, can we stand together shall we? Why don't we just as we're finishing this year, why don't we honour God in
our singing and reach out today and pray that pra yer, not only today but each day. My God, pour out blessing and
abundance, enlarge my territory. Ge t your pen out before the end of the year and write down what will that mean in
2011, what is it you've got to face, what is it to change, what is it you've got to do, what is it you're going to commit
1. Introduction
2 Cor. 4:16-18
“We do not look at things which are seen but at things which are not seen…”
Many people in 2010 experienced pressu re, pain, challenges, and unexpected di fficulties.
Each o f us chooses how we respond – this prepares us for the next season.
Pressure and pain can lead to great person al enlargement.
Those things are “working for us” – to fashion, shape, and make one prepared.
What do you focus upon? Pain or Possibilities?
2. Prayer of Kings
1 Chron. 4:9-10
“Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory …..”
(a) Jabez Prayer
· Jabez = 3258 = Sorrow, Grief – named becaus e o f the sorrows around his birth.
· Honourable = 3513 = Kabad, glory, to be weighty, substantial.
· Jabez stood out from circumstances and people because o f heart attitude.
· Lord enlarge my territory; Lord expand my influence and dominion.
· T he prayer of a King – cry for God's favour in abundance!
· Enlarge = 7235 = to multiply (Gen 1:22) to increase in abundance.
· Kings long to expand their territory and influence – extend their Kingdom.
(b) Your T erritory = your Life and In fluence
· Your territory is invisible (your heart and inner life) and visible (your influence).
· Your territory includes {It belongs to you; your authority is recognisable; you have freedom to operate.
· Invisible - Heart Visible - Skills
Attitudes Family
Emotions Relationships
Hesitant Finance
· Eph 3:20 “He is able to do more exceedingly abundantly than we ask or think”
· What areas of your li fe will you determine to possess and enlarge territory?
(c) Simple Keys
i) Pray consistently for enlarging territory – Mk 11:24
ii) Clarify the areas of your li fe you desire to enlarge
iii) What must you do to make these changes?
iv) Set new priorities – develop new skills
v) Accept new opportunities to serve e.g. Caleb – Josh 14:12
vi) Fall your giants – “Bread for us” Num. 14:9 Caleb
vii) Recognise and respond to Holy Spirit promptings
e.g. Moses – Exd. 3:3 “I will turn aside and see …”
e.g. Philip - Acts 8:29 “Then the Spirit said to Philip .. so Philip ran ..”