RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP MEMBER’S MANUAL 6 DECEMBER 2020
TOPIC: JESUS’ POSITION ON VIGILS AND PRAYING ON THE MOUNTAINS
MEMORY VERSE: “And it came to pass in those days, that He went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” – Luke 6:12
TEXT: Matthew 6:6-8
PRAYING ON MOUNTAINS: What is a mountain? In the ordinary point of view, mountain is a large mass of earth and rock rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet (or 304,8 metres) in height, though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.
Praying on a mountain could mean, climbing the physical mountain for prayer. It could also mean, being in a solitary place (not necessarily a physical mountain) to pray without any distraction. It is a place of spiritual retreat. The important thing is that your mind does not wander away.
a,) Whether you are on the mountain for worship or prayer, or both, you must do so in the spirit. – John 4:23-24
b,) Should you plan to go to the mountain for prayer or personal retreat / revival, be focused on meeting Jesus Christ only and not man, for many false prophets abound everywhere. – Matthew 7:15, 24:11
c,) Jesus prayed on the mountain, – Luke 6:12 and He also prayed in the garden of Gethsemane. – Matthew 26:36-39
d,) Jesus prayed all night, so Christians must hold vigils like their master, Jesus Christ. – Luke 6:12, Luke 18:1
CONCLUSION:The importance of prayers to believers cannot be over emphasized. So believers in Christ must pray always (Ephesians 6:18), irrespective of being on a physical mountain or not. We must pray in the spirit without distraction.
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1. Thank God for the spirit of prayer and ask for the grace to pray always.
2. Father, please turn all RCCG parishes into prayer mountains.
3. Pray for Daddy G.O. and Mummy G.O.
4. Father, answer by fire every prayer made on the RCCG Mount Carmel, Ifewara, Nigeria.
5. Individual prayer request.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):
MONDAY: Acts 1:8 – Pray for the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
TUESDAY: Look for a solitary place; go there and pray for at least 3 hours.
WEDNESDAY: 1 Kings 18:1-46, James 5:17-18 –Study prophet Elijah’s ministry in line with his prayer life.
THURSDAY: Matthew 15:13 – Command in prayer what is not doing well in your life, to start to do well.
FRIDAY: 2 Kings 4:25 – Plan a retreat with your leader and other members of your centre / parish / area to RCCG Mount Carmel, Ifewara, Osun state, Nigeria.
SATURDAY: 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 – Pray in tongues.
SUNDAY: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Thank God for answers to prayers.
AUTHOR: Pastor E.A. Adeboye
THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD