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The Octopus

  • Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bowed himself down on the earth, and put his face between his knees. He said to his servant, "Go up now, and look toward the sea." He went up, and looked, and said, "There is nothing." He said, "Go again" seven times. On the seventh time, he said, "Behold, a small cloud, like a man's hand, is rising out of the sea." He said, "Go up, tell Ahab, 'Get ready and go down, so that the rain doesn't stop you.' " In a little while, the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. 1 Kings 18:42'45 WEB.

    It hadn't rained for three and a half years when Elijah knelt down (James 5:17). He prayed and then sent his servant to check the horizon for clouds, but none were seen. So he prayed again, but nothing appeared. Elijah prayed a third time, but nothing seemed to happen. So he kept praying, and they kept checking. Elijah prayed seven times before a small cloud appeared in the sky, and soon the rain began to fall.

    Jesus prayed for a blind man twice (Mark 8:25). In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus went back and prayed the same words three times (Matthew 26:44). Jesus told a parable to His disciples that they should always pray and not give up (Luke 18:1). The story was about an unjust judge and a widow who kept pleading with him until she wore him out. He finally gave her what she asked for. Then Jesus said, "Will God not bring justice for His chosen ones that cry out day and night?"

    I once read a testimony by Kenneth Hagin, who said he prayed for a blind woman seven times. Each time he prayed for her, she would fall to the ground, but she was still blind when she got up. Then she came up for prayer for the eighth time. So he prayed for her again, then moved on to the next person. Suddenly she started screaming, "I can see! I can see!"

    The woman was healed, but it took praying for her eight times. When Kenneth asked the Lord about it later, He showed him a vision of an octopus with eight tentacles wrapped tightly around her eyes. Each time Kenneth prayed, one tentacle would come off. He had to pray eight times to see the final result.

    Pray until it happens. Pray until you see it. Pray until it comes to pass. Pray and never give up. Just because you don't see it the first time doesn't mean that nothing happened in the spirit realm. So pray again. Things change when we pray, and the fervent prayers of the righteous have great power (James 5:16). Pray through the tentacles.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me understand Your word and teach me by Your Holy Spirit. Let me see things others miss. Please open my mind to Your Word. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: FAAD group members (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) today is"Feel Good Friday!". This event is about lifting up each other up! We all have times when we are weak, but together, we can get through it! We invite you to share anything that may have prompted a good feeling in your heart today. Even if you're having a bad day, perhaps look to encouraging scriptures, prayers or thoughts, and testimonies of God's work. Whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression or just want to help, all are welcome to join!: FAAD Group:


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, keep my Spiritual eyes open Father!
Jan 7
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Jan 7
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jan 7
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Jan 7
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!!

Jan 7
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Jan 7
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen...thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia.

Jan 7
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father, I Thank you for hearing my prayers. Thank You for all you've blessed me with. Amen

Jan 7
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jan 7
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for answering our prayers! Amen.

Jan 7
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 7
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

Jan 7
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

 Amen...!!!

Jan 7
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thanks, Pastor Dion, for this reminder to be steadfast in prayer! Lord, please open my mind to Your Word. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

Jan 7
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus 

Jan 7
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 7
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen Lord!

Jan 7
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

Jan 9
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 10
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

AWESOME, ABOUT KENNETH J

HAGIN...KEEP PRAYING FOR MY EYES AND BODY TO HEAL..PRAYER DOES WORK !  AMEN...

XO

SHARON

Jan 10
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this wonderful devotion today. We often give up when we dont get an answer to our prayers. We just need to keep  praying and never give up, God can do all things and He will make a way for us in His own timing.

 

Jan 10