Dr Uma Ukpai -Seven Levels of Prayer Intensity

Todays teaching by Dr Uma Ukpai

I will spend time showing you the mechanics and the dynamics and the kingdom nuggets by revelation and testimonies, because to know and not to do is not to know. But first, you must realize that the shortest distance between a problem and the solution is the distance between your kneel and the floor. It is important that you understand the mysteries of prayers and how to storm heaven for your miracle. Our problem in life is our ignorance of the secrets of God, of the mysteries of God and of our covenant platform.

When we clap for our leaders, we also clap for our opponents because any man who has no enemy is an idiot. Understanding of the mysteries of the word and understanding of the ways of God is the master key to commanding supernatural victory over every battle you fight. It is time to fight back to whatever had hindered and humiliated us. Fighting back does not necessarily mean carrying guns. Under the sun, prayer is the most powerful thing. That is what people seem to underrate. It does not matter the nature of weapons our enemies are using against us; prayer has more power than atomic bomb. The man who prays in His will can pray for anything and for everything

Number One: ‘Ask’- Matthew 7:7 . Asking prayer is to put a question that demands an answer. It means to make a request, it means to expect or demand an explanation from God. The scripture is clear that we don’t have because we don’t ask. In the parable of the prodigal son, we read about the importance of asking. ‘Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends Luke 15: 11-32’. He never merry because he did not ask; therefore our personal and collective merriment is tied to your ability to ask.

Number Two: ‘Seek’ -To seek is to locate or discover, for unless you locate your placement in life, which is your location through the direction of the HolySpirit; you cannot possess your possessions. Therefore, to seek is to endeavour to obtain or reach God to supply your needs according to His riches in glory.

Number Three: ‘Knock’- This is the beginning of confronting your confrontations. To knock is to affect your generation in a unique way by spiritual stubbornness. It is the ability to collide forces with forces, for when power meets with power, the lower power must bow to the higher power. It takes a knocking prayer to take hold of destiny by force. Matthew 11:12.

Number Four. ‘Fasting’- This is the period of abstention or self-denial. It can be food or anything that you gain pleasure doing. It must be conducted in the atmosphere of doing business with God. Daniel 9:3. There are problems that won’t just go away until you enter into this realm.

Number Five. ‘Vowing to change your circumstances’ -To vow is a voluntary offering to God demanding that your life status be changed. And Jacob vowed a vow. Gen 28:20. It is giving an assignment to your offerings and sending it as dove to reach heaven.

Number Six. ‘Liquid Petition’ -Weeping prayer is powerful. It is an act of self-abandonment Psalm 30:5. When your enemies have mocked you like they did to Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:15-20; when your situations have refused to answer the everyday Sunday school prayer. When it seems that defeat is eminent and there is no one to run to. This is the prayer that moves heaven to attend to your supplications. But to Hannah he gave a double portion because he loved her, and the LORD had closed her womb. Because the LORD had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her” 1 Samuel 1: 5-6.

Men and Brethren, every problem is a choice. Hannah had a choice to conclude that God was behind her problem, she had a choice to allow herself to be constantly mocked by her enemy. But the truth remains that only you can decide what your problems will do for you. Your problem can be your wings that will cause you to fly through the world. Your problem can cause God to step into your situation and cause miracles to happen; as it was in the case of Hannah. In this realm you are asking God, let my tears be my eloquence, let my tears be my oratory. Therefore, anytime the enemy provokes you to tears, you must use those tears as your weapon of warfare. Not of grumbling, but a way to say to God, let my tears be my words, let my tears speak for me. It takes humility to cry.

Number Seven. ‘Wrestling with God’- This is the prayer of telling God, I will never let you go unless you bless me. It does not matter how many years it will take, I will hold on to you. You have to change my name to change my circumstances; it is you telling God this is the final full stop of my stress and failure. May this word release an ocean of faith to your inner man and may you be set free as you apply these words.

Dr Uma Ukpai

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