Vessel of Honor Prayers (Day 10): Calling Forth Things That Be Not As Though They Were

Today’s Reading

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. – Romans 4:17


Apology

Let me start today by apologising for the delay in mailing out of day 9 and day 10 of this ten-day vessel of honor prayers. There was a small challenge with the hosting. We will try to fix it as soon as possible.

Thanks to those of you who mailed to ask what’s happening. Thanks to Sister Ashley for texting to advise.

May God bless you all.


Reflection

The term calleth those things which be not as though they were” is expressed several ways in various translations:

  • Calls into existence the things that do not exist” (ESV),
  • Calls into being that which does not exist” (NASB),
  • Summons the things that do not yet exist as though they already do” (NET).
  • Creates new things out of nothing (NLT)
  • Speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past (TLB).

If God were to appear to you physically today, be assured that He will not address you as:

  • “Hey! You poor, sick, helpless, tormented fellow. You have no hope.”

Never.

Instead, He’ll likely say to you:

  • “You great man/woman of God…
  • “You mighty man/woman of valor…
  • “You deliverer of the people
  • “You are highly favored…
  • “You are healed…

Why will God not address you based on your present circumstances? Why will he not call you by what is happening to you at the moment, that is, as the world sees you?

Well, that’s because He sees you in His perspective, not in the world’s perspective.

God called Abraham a father of nations when he didn’t even have a child of his own. Abraham wondered, “Sir, I don’t even have a son. So how’s that?”

That’s the same way we are wondering today. We say things like:

  • God says I’m healed by the stripes of Jesus, but I’m here, very sick.
  • He says I’m rich and that I have all my needs met, but I’m in debt. I don’t even have a job. My business is not working…
  • He says that I am strong like an eagle, but I’m very weak, emotionally and physically.
  • What’s all this?

Well, you see, in God’s perspective, we’re not all those things our circumstances say we are. We’re not some helpless, weak, sick, poor, confused people. We are a people mighty upon the earth, empowered to rule and dominate.

So in concluding this prayer retreat and consecration call, I’d like to challenge you to call forth God’s plans and promises for your life into existence. Come before God in high praise and decree His words over your life and family.

Are there areas of your life where you are experiencing attacks? Today, decree deliverance.

Is anyone among you and your loved ones sick? Come before God tonight and begin to decree healing and divine health.

Are you in debt? Do you need a breakthrough in career and business? Come in prayer tonight and decree supernatural deliverance and advancemmment.

What are your earnest expectations and desires? Write them down tonight and begin to decree their existence.

God calls things that are not in existence into existence with His Words. He calls things that are not as though they are. And you know what? We are made in God’s image, to have dominion, replenish, be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:26).

The first assignment man executed involved using his mouth to decree and state how things on earth should run? The Bible says that “God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them; and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.” – Genesis 2:19

This means that whether the man God made would have dominion or not depends on what he said with his mouth. Fortunately, this plan has not changed. Whether you will have dominion, replenish and be fruitful or not depends on the words you speak into your life and environment.

Some people say things like…

  • “But if I say that I’m healed when I’m sick, am I not lying?”
  • “If I say that I’m doing great when things are messed up, is that not deceit?”
  • “If I say that God is at work in my life when I can’t feel it or see any proof, is that not crazy?”

The short answer is no, you’re not lying, you’re not in deceit, and you’re not crazy.

When we speak positive words to ourselves and to others, based on God’s promises, we are not denying reality. Instead, we are confronting the facts with faith.

Our confessions of faith are the supernatural seeds of change and deliverance. They provoke God’s power in our lives, and all that concerns us. The Scripture affirms:

 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat the fruit of it” – Prov. 18:21

“By thy words, thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.” – Matt. 12:37

“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.” – Job 22:28

“Give orders to the morning and speak to the dawn what it will yield. Then you will take the earth by its edges and shake the wicked out of it” (Job 38:12-13 – Paraphrased).


For Meditation

  • Proverbs 15
  • Matthew 12: 31-38

Prayers

  1. O Lord, I ask for forgiveness from all negative words, evil statements, fearful and faithless assertions that have ever proceeded out of my mouth, which is now creating barriers and spiritual judgments for me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  2. By the blood of Jesus Christ, I receive total healing and deliverance from all negative consequences of my words, in Jesus name.
  3. Father Lord, I pray, let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight this year, in Jesus name (Psalm 19:14).
  4. In the name of Jesus Christ, I receive grace to keep my tongue from speaking evil and my lips from telling lies this year (Psalm 34:13).
  5. O Lord, set a guard over my mouth and keep watch over the door of my lips, in Jesus name (Psalm 141:3).
  6. This year, my tongue will only give wise advise, and bring healing to myself and to all who listen to me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  7. I acknowledge myself as a messenger of grace, encouragement and healing this year. May my words reflect these virtues in Jesus name (Proverbs 16:24).
  8. O Lord, help me to see myself in your perspective and not from the standpoint of the world or from the viewpoint of my circumstances.
  9. I command myself not to be hasty with words this year. Holy Spirit, I ask that You always remind me when I am about to fall short of this commitment, and enable me to choose that which pleases the Lord always, in Jesus name
  10. Today, I decree that light will shine on my ways all through this year, in Jesus name.
  11. I decree that people’s opinions and experts’ analyses will not control my thoughts and judgments about my life from now onwards, in Jesus name.
  12. I am a child of God, created in the image of God, to have dominion, replenish, and be fruitful. That is exactly what I’m having all through this year, in Jesus name.
  13. As the heavens are far above the earth, so are God’s ways far above our ways. I decree today that everything that was planned for my hurt is turning for my testimony from this day forward, in Jesus name.
  14. Go ahead and begin to make specific Bible-based declarations and call forth your expectations into existence this year, in Jesus name.
  15. Thank You, Lord, for the victory that I have from this day forward, in Jesus name.

End

Here comes the end of the ten-day Vessel unto honor prayers. If these prayers have blessed you, please drop a comment below.

As you pray and draw closer to God, expect a great turnaround this year, in Jesus name.

 


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 How to Exercise Authority Over Sickness

By His Stripes: God’s Promises and Prayers for Healing

Beside the Still Waters: God’s Promises and Prayers for Guidance and Direction | Learn to Know the Will of God & Make Right Decisions

How God Speaks to You: An ABC Guide to Hearing the Voice of God & Following His Direction for Your Life. Learn over 7 different ways that God is speaking to you with real-life case studies and exercises to get you to hear the voice of God in your daily life.


How to Participate in the Vessel of Honor Prayers

  1. The goal of this ten-day prayer is for us to consecrate ourselves to the Lord towards the year. It is our start of the year prayers for this year.
  2. Fasting is not necessarily required unless you want to.
  3. Wake up every night, any time between the hours of 12 midnight to 5 am, and spend at least one hour in God’s presence.
  4. Read the Bible and meditate on God’s Word
  5. Before you pray, spend time to sing and worship God and draw closer to Him in songs.
  6. As you pray and wait on the Lord, take note of whatever revelation He brings to your heart or in a dream, and turn them into prayer.

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17 Comments
  1. Reply
    Marvia Walters January 31, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Dear Pastor Daniel C Okpara I am blessed by your ministry in a big way I know I have grown in my spiritual walk with God. I bought my first book by you and follow the information that lead to your ministry site. I think I own most of your book not all yet. And I thank God for Your life I have complete the ten day prayer Vessel of Honour prayers and am bless by it. Thank you man of God keep up the good work. God bless

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    Philippe Wai January 31, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    For me too I want to thank Pastor Daniel C. Okpara for giving us words of encouragement and how to live our Christian life. I enjoy all his devotions and how he teach us how to pray and to depend on God and to trust and confess the word of God.
    Thank you for being an instrument in His hand. We are blessed to have gems of Truth from your ministry. Want to use this opportunity to say that I am very blessed by reading many of your books. God bless you your family and ministry abundantly

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    Monica Greene February 1, 2019 at 3:27 am

    I want to give a praise report God is good thanks to Pastor Okpara in December you say prayer for other so I was praying for three persons one with arthritis pains she is better,the second person is with breast cancer she had her surgery on Tuesday and she is doing well,I am awaiting the answer to the third.
    I must give God praise and thanks for his awesome.

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    Evangeline Helu February 1, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Thank you Pastor Okpara for being God’s vessel to speak to our hearts. Thank you for teaching us how to boldly approach the throne of God in prayer. May God continue to bless you, your family and your spirit filled ministry.

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    Belinda Pfister February 1, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Dear Pastor Daniel, your ministry is a blessing to me. The 10 days vessel of honor of prayer has transformed my life into a new heights. It was indeed a powerful nights of prayer that turned things differently, for this I say thank you❤️
    I love your books and I thank God for anointing you to write and publish God’s power in this form to empower God’s children to become world changers 🔥🔥🔥hallelujah ✌️✌️✌️I praise the Lord for you and for your greater works in the ministry of the Kingdom of God👑👑👑🙏🙏🙏

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    Denise February 1, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Blessed morning Pastor Daniel, you have ignited a fire in me and I am truly grateful. My eyes are now opened to see beyond the natural and to see in the realm of the supernatural. It is well with you and your ministry in the name of Jesus.

    Shalom!

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    R Andrews February 1, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Pastor Okpara, GOD bless you and your family. May the angel of the LORD PROTECT YOU ALWAYS. Your 10 day prayers and free ebooks are divinely inspired and revolutionary. THESE PRAYERS WORK!!!!! I have been delivered from the Spirit of Error and it’s been replaced by the SPIRIT OF TRUTH! I am now using my prayers as seed, currency unto ABBA FATHER. I am praying for others with a new sincerity. Once again, GOD BLESS YOU A THOUSAND TIMES OVER man of GOD, and continue to allow the LORD to greatly use you. Stay humble, loving, and keep from falling prey to the usual traps and snares out there for all PASTORS and their families. Thank you, sir!!!

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    Emem February 1, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you Pastor Daniel for the 10 days purge prayers. Through them my faith has become re-ignited and my desire for praying as increased. May God continue to bless and flourish you in Jesus Name, Amen.

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    Esther February 1, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    I thank God for your life Pastor Daniel. Your programme have been a blessing for me and family starting a New year and trusting God for his mercies and grace. I am really blessed because all your teachings and prayer points are biblical. I participated at the just concluded 10 day programme . May the Lord continue to use you for his glory.

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    Julene Elliott February 1, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Thank you pastor Daniel
    God bless you and is face continue to shine upon you and your family in Jesus name

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    Tommie February 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you FATHER GOD that you are giving this Pastor the word and the prayers to build us up. I pray that you will lead and protect him that you will keep him under your covering And that the joy of the LORD will be with us all.

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    mike February 2, 2019 at 1:13 am

    How do i get your books, pls reply thanks

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    Serena February 2, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Thank you so much Pastor Daniel Okpara for these last 10 days of prayers which has been a period of blessing and knowledge for me. I believe and have faith that God will give me the wisdom and knowledge to guide me through my problems this year. God bless you.

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    joyce kabura February 2, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Thanks a lot pastor Daniel.it has been a blessing to me as i followed the prayers directives.The Holy spirit has been guiding me and my prayer is to be obedient to his directives as you have been a vessel used by the holy spirit to me.God bless you mightly

  15. Reply
    Mwania February 4, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Pastor Daniel, I have been blessed by your materials and I have bought a lot of your reading stuff. God bless you as He continues to give you spiritual guidance and insight this year 2019.

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    Michelle Cudworth February 7, 2019 at 1:20 am

    This has so blessed me! Thank you so much! And thank you Jesus!

  17. Reply
    Shirleyne February 7, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Thank you, I have been blessed pastor Daniel. <3

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