SOUTH AFRICA ON YOUR KNEES

 

SIX CHAMBERS 

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                HEAD, HEART, HOME, CHURCH, TOWN, COUNTRY 

Introduction:

Proverbs 24:3-4. Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house [a life, a home, a family] built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], and by knowledge shall its chambers (of every area) be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.    

Mathew 6:6. But when you pray, go into your (most) private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, who is in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you in the open. 

James 1:5. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  

The rooms or chambers of our life and around can be filled by many things to make normal life an entertaining journey, like entertainment, hobbies, sports, movies, etc. But there is a spiritual life beyond the normal way of living. That is the life in Christ Jesus. From the beginning of this world God wants His glory to be restored in the life of mankind and the Holy Spirit wants to reward us and fill our life rooms with His precious and pleasant riches. We are studying the six rooms (chambers) that are important to every child of God that do not want to be conformed to this world but want to live in a relationship with Jesus.

Ephesians 3:16. That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith and may comprehend what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Paul says: For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ that the manifold wisdom of God might be made known.

The fullness of God comes only in children of God’s lives when there is an attitude of effective and constant organized praying, using and studying the Word of God. This starting point is the fundamental key to open all the doors of your life rooms and to fill it with His wisdom, knowledge, Spirit and all His precious and pleasant riches.

 

Chamber 1: HEAD: 

We must pray and live in holiness and truth.

The head is an important part in the prayer life of man-kind. The head is part of the soul and spirit of man.

The soul part of man is the part which feels; emotions, passions, desires and appetites.

The spirit of man is the part which knows; the seat of the intellect, will and mind – all mental faculties.        1 Corinthians 2:11. We will focus on the mind. The mind is the feet of your heart (spirit). It is the doors to our heart. This room can be occupied by the enemy or by the Spirit. Mark 7:21. Jesus said: From within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts. If our mind is clean and holy, it will work through to our spirit and we will walk in the Spirit and do good deeds. 

Gird up the loins of your mind with holiness: 

1 Peter 1:13. Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, as obedient children, not conforming to the former lusts; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.

Gird up: To gird up means that in the old times men were wearing a clock or garment hanging on to their feet, and when they want to start walking they have to tighten or girded their waist to be able to walk. As the mind is the feet of the spirit that means that you’re walking and doing will be determined by your thoughts. If you think evil thoughts, you will do evil things. If you think good things, you will do good things. That is why Peter matches the mind with a Holy God. If you pray and read the Word of God and fill this chamber with holy things, your mind will be holy and will synchronized with your rebirth spirit, soul and your body that is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and you will be a clean and pure vessel for God. 

Ephesians 4:17. This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind. If we walk in the futility of our minds, and not be holy in all our conduct, this will be the outcome:

  • Our      understanding will be darkened
  • We      will be alienated or isolated from the life of God. (Transferring of      ownership)
  • We      will be ignorant
  • Our      heart will be blind
  • We      will give ourselves over to lewdness. (Impurity, vulgarity, pornography      and evilness)
  • All      uncleanness will work through us
  • We      will be filled with greediness and self desire

If we walk in a lifestyle of holiness, we will receive the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding and will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7. But we must think of things that are true, honest, just, pure and lovely. Philippians 4:8.

Hebrews 10:22. Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance with faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. 

Our mind - the main gate to your heart (spirit).

·        Our mind is the gateway to our heart. A pure mind will lead to a pure heart.

·        Our senses are the gateway to our spirit and mind.

·        We are created as thinkers.

·        We are the products of our thoughts.

·        What is happening in our heads will have an effect on our heart and whole life.

·        The war between light and darkness take place in this room.

·        Everything is originated from this inner room of man.

·        Our spirit; mind, will and inner man must be influence by prayer. We have to influence our mind in prayer with His word. 2 Corinthians 10:5. Casting down imaginations, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of God. Colossians 3:2. Set your minds and keep them set on what is above.

·        Shut the doors of your head, eyes, ears and mouth. 1 John 2:16. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is from the world.

·        From within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man. Mark 7:21-22.

·        Close the doors of your mind. It must be sanctified and purified. To be victorious in your mind is the starting place of a prayer life into his fullness.

·        What is happening in your head will have an effect in your spirit.

Proverbs 23:7. For as he thinks in his heart so is he.

Romans 12:2. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Ephesians 4:23. And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).

2 Corinthians 10:5. Casting down imaginations, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of God.

Cast imaginations down that defile your mind and thoughts, and gird the loins of your mind with the holiness of God and walk victorious in the Spirit of God. 

                    Gird up the loins of your waist with truth. 

Remember, prayer can only be effective if the foundation of your lifestyle is holiness and truth.

Ephesians 6:14. Tighten the belt of truth around your loins.  God’s word is the truth. John 14:6. Jesus is the truth. John 8:32. You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. Jesus is the Word.        Revelation 19:13. The title by which He is called is the Word of God.

The middle of the body is your loins. That part of the body can bend forward, backward and to the left or to the right. The word of God says, we must tighten the belt of truth around our loins. We must stand firm on the promises of God and on the truth of His word. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing.

Titus 1:1. To be led on to accuracy with the truth which belongs to, and harmonizes with and tends to godliness. The truth of Himself, His word is more than knowledge; it is relationship with Jesus Christ.  John 16:13. When He (the Spirit of truth – the whole truth) comes, He will guide you into all truth, He will announce and declares to your things that are to come, what will happen in future. 


Chamber 2: HEART: 

The heart of man and is mainly his spirit and called the inner-man. Ephesians 3:16. That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

Proverbs 4:25. Attend to my words, consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight (pray with open spiritual eyes) keep them in the center of your heart for they are life. Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance, for out of it flow the springs of life. 

The Spirit works into and influence the spirit, soul and body: 

Prayer and the Word of God play a very essential role in the Spiritual health of a person. Everybody who is a child of God has the Spirit of God within and received it by their Spiritual birth. Galatians 4:6. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts. But it is a fact that as the time goes on the Spiritual flame within a child of God’s heart can burn high, low or not burning at all. What influence this, is living a sin or a lukewarm lifestyle. To have a fervent prayer life where the Word of God and its promises are used in an effective and on-going way, will determine the height of your spirit flame in your inner-man. To have a prayer relationship with Jesus and uses the word of God effectively in your prayers, will make the Holy Spirit flame inside your heart burn higher and brighter.  

James 5:16. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man is powerful.

Revelation 3:15. I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot.

1 Corinthians 14:15. I will pray with my mind (intelligently) and understanding, but I will also pray with my spirit (my heart with the Holy Spirit that is within me).

Ephesians 6:11. Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.

Prayer and the word of God is the ignition of your spirit, and the use of it will determine if you are cold or hot for God. This situation will influence the other parts of your physical being, your spirit, mind, soul and body. 

When the word of God speaks about the heart of man, it basically means the spirit of man. The tri-unity of man is body, soul and spirit. Sometimes the word of God also directed it to one of the three parts.         Psalm 51:10. Create in me a clean heart, o God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me, shows us that God is talking to the whole man to be clean and put an emphasis on the heart. 

Spirit:

The spirit of man is the part which knows; the seat of the intellect, will and mind – all mental faculties.        

Romans 12:11. Not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. This is the part that is occupied by the Spirit of God. When you pray, use the word of God which is the sword of the Spirit, and pray with all prayer in the Spirit. Ephesians 6:18. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit. Jude verse 20. 

Soul:

The soul part of man is the part which feels; emotions, passions, desires and appetites.

Colossians 3:5-9. Put to death your members which are on earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire and covetousness, idolatry, anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language and do not lie.

Philippians 4:6. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Let all your emotions, passions and desires be directed to God in prayer. 

Body:

The body part of man is the part which hosts the soul and spirit.

Corinthians 6:19. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirt who is in you, whom you have from God?

Romans 12:1. Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God. 

We see that a mind which is filled and thinks holy things, will work through to our spirit, and our prayers based on the word of God’s promises, will ignite the Spirit of God that is in us, and that will determine a daily walk in the Spirit. 

Our heart is the point of and encounter between a high and holy God and our tenderness and brokenness.

Your heart must be filled with:

·        Tenderness.

·        Meekness. Matthew 11:29. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart. Jesus heart was His eyes, ears, mouth, hands and feet.

·        Brokenness. Meekness and blamelessness are décor attitudes of your heart. All evil, hate, egoism, jealousy, embitterment ends with pride.

·        Servanthood. Luke 22:27. I am in your midst as one who serves.

·        Forgiveness. Matthew 6:12.

·        Free of Judgement. Matthew 7:1-2.

·        Love. It is easy to pray and believe if you love. Romans 5:5. God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Matthew. 22:37. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your mind (intellect).

·        Believe: Galatians 5:6. Faith is working through love, and where faith is, trust is born.           Romans 10:8. The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart, that is the word of faith, that if you believe in your heart. Our heart is the maternity room of faith.

·        Worship: John 4:2. True worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit (heart) and in truth (word).

 

Chamber 3: HOME: 

Follow more details in the, Circle of Prayer – Inner Room in the Six Dimensions.

Mathew 6:6. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then you’re Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

The home is the bastion of the family. If a home or family spiritual and moral fundamental values is based on Jesus Christ, His Word and prayer, then that house will stand against any storm. Decorate your home and rooms with the grace and peace of God, and make it a place where you read and speak the Word of God.

Acts 10:1. There was a man named Cornelius. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. An angel appears to him and said: Your prayers have come up as a memorial offering before God.

A family must often pray together and have their own cell group. If every member of the household is working on their mind and heart to be clean and filled with the Spirit and love of Jesus, they will be bonded together with the same values and attitudes and when they pray together and pray for other in need, miracles will happen. This type of family is what a church, town and country need, to make a difference in the lives of other people in need. This was the way that Jesus prayed in His life on earth. Hebrews 5:7. Jesus in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with cries and tears to God who was able to save Him from death. 

Evangelize on your knees:

Prayer is a ministry. We are called to pray. The Holy Spirit in us is a friend in our prayers. Romans 8:26. We must become soul winners on our knees. Stick names on the wall, or write it on your stone or paper altar. Nominate your harvest field. Pray the prayer of Identification and Intersession. Have a heart for the lost and the people in poverty. When Jesus saw the wrongs, He was moved with pity and sympathy. Matthew 9:36-38. We cannot pray greater prayers than our love for people. Pray the Lord of the harvest (take ownership) to send out labourers into His harvest. Make yourself available for His ministry.

 

Chamber 4: CHURCH: 

Decorate the church as our inner room of prayer. Matthew 21:13. My house shall be called a house of prayer. If our mind, hearts and home chambers are filled with all pleasant and precious riches by the working of prayer in the Holy Spirit, then this attitude and vibe must be taken to our local churches. I was glad when they said unto me, let us go unto the house of the Lord. Psalm.

The Word of God states clearly that Christ is faithful as a Son over His own house. Hebrews 3:6. In Revelation 3:7, Jesus who is holy and true is standing inside the faithful church and He will set an open door because we have kept His word.

Ephesians 5:25. Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing water by the word, that He might present het to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. This is all true if the house of God is a house of prayer.

Nehemiah 13:8. It grieved me bitterly; therefore, I threw all the house furnishings out of the chamber. Then I commanded and they cleansed the chambers and I brought back these vessels for the offering and the frankincense.

2 Kings 23:2. King Josiah went up to the house of the Lord with all the men of Judah. And he read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant. Then the king made a covenant before the Lord and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statues, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people took a stand for the covenant. 

Most of our assembly meetings are singing and listening to the word. Create time and space for the whole assembly to read the word of God out loudly and to pray out loud together in unity before His throne. This will create a move of the Holy Spirit and a new awakening in the hearts of every believer and a new attraction to visit the church and be part of it.

 

Chamber 5: TOWN: 

Decorate your town with prayer. Jesus was preaching and praying in the temple, in the synagogues, houses, on the streets, in the market place and in the field. He laid His hands upon the sick, heal them and cast out devils.

Matthew 5:1. And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated He open up His mouth and taught them.

Matthew 9:35. Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching.

Jesus evangelizes and mobilizes his whole country. We must take prayer to our town. Mobilize our towns with prayer. Prayer is part of the effective basics of the Spiritual Christian life. Through prayer we can do nothing. Without prayer we are already defeated before we go. Every victory starts with prayer. Every awakening and revival begins with prayer. On the Day of Pentecost Jesus gave a command to His disciples to go and wait in Jerusalem and prepare themselves. For ten days they do the preparation, get all the clutter out and focus on prayer, focus on the promise. And when they were in unity in one accord, God could move with His Holy Spirit. Create time and space for prayer, then God will move in His own way. But we must organize and do the preparations. Then focus on prayer and Gods promises (word) and it will come to pass.   

Strategies:

·        Organize combined Prayer meetings with all the churches and Christians, unifying in Christ.

·        Organize a day Prayer road show with a local radio station and all the local churches to pray for a whole day on a sports field and reading the word of God.

·        Prayer Gates: Praying together on every entrance to the town.

·        Bible marathons. Reading the Bible over microphones in malls.

·        Visiting churches, schools, cell groups, working places with the Prayer Oven ministry.

·        Handing out Prayer Oven Material.

·        Building Prayer Oven Altars all over the town.

·        Get a center place in town, erecting a big cross and create a huge stone altar where people can come and pray 24/7.

 

Chamber 6: COUNTRY: 

When Jesus died on the cross of Calvary, He actually prayed not for Himself but for the whole world. “Father forgive them for they do not know what they do”. Luke 23:34. Prayer must be taken to the whole world. Prayer can change the world. The king of England fears the prayers of John Knox more than the whole British army. He prayed: “Give me Scotland, or I die”.

Strategies:

·        Prayer Oven SA is mobilizing prayer through the whole of SA and some parts of the world.

·        Create websites with Prayer information. www.prayeroven.co.za.

·        Talk, preach, minister and teach about prayer over TV networks.

·        Send out Prayer scriptures on sms’s, What Sapp and, Facebook.

·        Organizing huge Prayer rallies, where people came for prayer, unity, forgiveness and healing for our land. 


DECORATE ALL YOUR CHAMBERS WITH THE WORD: 

Ephesians 5:26. That He may sanctify her, (His church) having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word.

Pray with an open Bible.

·        Get the Word into your system

·        Praying the word out loudly with authority, is taking a bath in the water of the word, penetrating into every area of our whole life

·        Experience the pleasure of prayer

·        Relax in prayer

·        Taste, eat, chew, ponder, assimilate, absorb and ruminate the word in prayer

·        Influence your whole system with the word

·        When you read, God will speak

Hebrews 4:12. For the word of God that speaks is alive and full of power (making it active, operative, energizing and effective). It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and spirit and of joints and marrow, exposing and sifting and analysing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

·        Praying the word creates resistance and empower your spiritually immunity

Luke 4:4. Man shall not live and be sustained by bread alone, but by every word and expression of God.

Ezekiel 3:3. Cause thy belly to eat and fill thy bowels with this roll; then did I eat it, and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Joshua 1:8. This book shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate therein day and night, that thou may observe to do according to all that is written therein. For then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall have good success.

Ephesians 6:17-18. Take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer in the Spirit.

It definitely shows here that the word of God must be used in our prayers to attack the enemy just as Jesus said to Satan when He was tempted; “It is written”.