Wednesday, 11 June 2014



But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. (Matthew 6:7 KJV)

One of the commonest complaint I get from people is that despite praying for long, they still are beset by the sickness or disease. The truth is that the result you get has nothing to do with the length of your prayer. As a matter of fact, I personally tend to pray long prayers when I am struggling with unbelief ( Matthew 6:7). What really matters is whether you are praying the right way.

Ahaaa!!!! you didn't know? In 1 Corinthians 9:26-27, Paul says when you don't follow the rules you are like someone who is shadow boxing. It is not the length of your prayer or the loudness of your voice matters ( there is nothing wrong with these two if that is your style). What really matters is the content, quality and direction of your words.

When you are sick , speak to that sickness (not to God), command  the sickness or the devil to take their hands off you in the name of Jesus. It is Satan who is the author of that sickness (not God) so he is the one you command to depart from you.

Look at Mark 11:14

And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. (Mark 11:14 KJV)

See that little phrase 'and Jesus answered ' It means the fig tree spoke first to Christ. Anytime a disease or sickness appears in your body it is speaking to you, challenging what you believe! You need to answer back! You might need to do it more than once, remember you are dealing with a stubborn enemy. Remember in Luke 4:13, the bible reads that the devil departed from Christ for a season.

A common mistake is, we beg God to remove the sickness, the truth is He already did that is why 1Peter 2:24 is in past tense. It is now your turn to enforce the victory. It took me a long time to understand this but it's been there all along. So fight the right foe, sickness is the foe and the devil is the author.


'Femi Idowu