Ephesians 6:18—Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
This Reveration I want to share something special—instead of a devotional, below is a first hand report written by David Joel, our Nigerian brother and recently appointed international leader for our Prayer Walks. I believe you will be blessed by his sharing just as our team is blessed.
Nigerian Prayer Walk Report—October 2008
Last September was a SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER. Dan York, Chris Govekar, T.K. Moffett and Bill Delaney visited Jos, Nigeria. Their visit has left an indelible mark in our lives. They taught, trained and stirred up the passion for prayer.
Before they left for the states, their concern was: WILL THE church in Nigeria continue the prayer walk? We (leaders) took up the challenge to continue this good work; knowing that it is not about us but all about Him … for faithful is He who called thee who also will do it!
I want to testify that God, who saw their hearts’ desire and heard their prayer, is already at work in us to both will and do of His good pleasure! Prayer walk groups are springing up everywhere in the city and across the nation. We are glad to be part of this move of God. It is spreading like wild fire! Perhaps, God will use you to further spread it as you read our testimonies.
Dr. Charles Lekin came in from Canada about six days after the team from the USA departed. He met the prayer walks and participated also during His 15 day visit to Nigeria. He taught on unity in the body of Christ and how communities can be transformed through unity of the church especially being united in spirit and prayers. Chuck will begin prayer walk groups in Canada. Throughout his stay in Nigeria, He saw the change in the spiritual atmosphere in Jos.
Most of the prayer walk groups wake up as early as 5am and will pray for an hour or more. More than fifteen groups are consistently prayer walking every morning and about 3 groups every night at different locations. The result of the prayer walk is amazing! Let every believer wake up and prayer walk.
The groups are increasing! I inaugurated one 4 –days ago, 20 persons attended. On day 2 about 25 adults turned up and on the 3rdday 19 children (Below age 12) and 30 adults were present! Just a group! This morning-Day 4, 23children and 29 adults came out for the prayer walk. Testimonies have spread to other States….Gombe and Nassarawa states have caught the fire!
This night, a number of us will visit a community, hold an ALL-NIGHT prayer & praise/worship after which we will prayer walk and inaugurate a new group of about 15 persons. Nigerian brethren who traveled to Zambia will train prayer warriors this morning and the prayer walks will take off in two Zambian cities: Lusaka and Ndola. Praise the Lord!
During our prayer walk in one of the communities, the Lord put in our hearts to pray against evil powers and controlling powers in the community. We also prayed for God to expose evil in that community. The following morning:
1. God convicted an Elder in a local assembly and he stood before the congregation, confessed and repent of his sins. He revealed that he had buried some charms in the church, so he could continue to weaken the church members and manipulate their lives through witchcraft. He also revealed that he was responsible for the mysterious deaths of some church members. He killed a number of them through automobile accidents and sickness. He did those things through diabolical means.
2. Another fetish man in the community was exposed through the power of God a day after we prayed. He sent a snake, which had two heads to a family to kill a girl. A woman spotted the snake on the girl’s foot and neighbors killed it. It was observed that after the snake was killed and burnt, the man became furious. When he was questioned, he revealed another thing - A fetish box, hidden in a hole, the size and shape of money – saved, was discovered in his room. He used that to “Lock up” people’s success and to swallow up their wealth (Job: 20:15.He had done this for several years
(The above reports may be unbelievable to some of our readers but they are TRUE! God is exposing evil, bringing some to repentance!)
We prayed for conversions among Muslims and idol worshippers. A man named Danladi, got born again from Islam and is being discipled. He is up every Morning, Prayer walking. He began to pray for the wife’s conversion too! This morning he testified that she has yielded! Praise the Lord! Danladi is reaching out to his friends – one of them is Sani (Muslim). The word has been planted in Sani’s heart, may the Holy Spirit convict him Amen.
Praise the Lord God has restored marriages; God is healing many of different sicknesses and diseases. God is at work! God is breaking denominational walls! The members of the prayer walk teams come from different denominations – charismatic/Pentecostal, Baptists, Catholics, Anglicans, etc.
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