Praying For The Gift Of Men Part 2
Day 21: 40 DAYS PRAYER, FASTING AND WORSHIP FEB 3rd to MARCH 14th, 2021. 2021, A YEAR OF NEW BEGINNING - ISAIAH 43:17-19
Short Exhortation About The Gift Of Men
Although God is ultimately the lifter of men, however, God uses men to lift men. God is the orchestrator of everything, but He normally does whatever He needs to do through men. When God was about to lift Joseph out of the prison, He gave king Pharaoh a dream and gave Joseph the interpretation. King Pharaoh could not solve the problem of that dream without Joseph, so he needed Joseph to solve that problem and proffer a solution for the dream. Joseph on the other hand would not have come out of the prison without the command of king Pharaoh. He also needed the command of the king for him to become the Prime Minister. God arranged everything through the gifts of men. When Paul had an encounter with the Lord, he was blind for three days. God had to send Ananias to pray for him before he could regain his sight (Acts 9:10-19). The Ethiopian Eunuch would not have understood how to be saved, but God sent Philip to join his chariots so as to preach the gospel to him (Acts 8:26-40). Your business can witness an exponential growth because of the caliber of people that God sends to you. Potiphar’s business was booming because of Joseph (Genesis 39:5). Also, Laban saw a great increase in his business because of Jacob (Genesis 30:25-27). We all need the gift of men in all facets of our lives for us to be more prosperous.
God also needs men to execute the expansion of His kingdom on earth. Isaiah 6:8 says, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” For God to execute anything on earth, there must be a partnership between Him and man. After God created the earth, there were no wild plants nor grains growing on the earth due to the absence of man. Genesis 2:8 says, “Neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the LORD God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil.” So, nothing grows on earth without men. For you and I to experience growth in ministry or in business, there is a need for the right men.
1 Samuel 9: 6-16; Acts 9:10-19; Exodus 2:23; Exodus 3:1-4; Genesis 41:14-16; Genesis 2:8; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Luke 2:52; 1 Samuel 2:26; John 19:38-42; Esther 2:19-23; Mark 4:38-40; Jonah 1:6-16; Acts 8:26-40; Genesis 39:5; Genesis 30:25-27
Prayer Points About The Gift Of Men:
1. (a) Father, you led Saul to Samuel and through Prophet Samuel, King Saul discovered his purpose, encountered the supernatural and found what he had lost. Lord, lead me to my helpers of destiny in Jesus’ name. Let me find purpose, encounter the supernatural and restoration for all that I have lost in Jesus’ name. (b) God, just like Saul’s servant gave him the right advice, surround me with the right set of people who will constantly give me the right advice in Jesus’ name
1 Samuel 9: 6-16
“But the servant said, “I’ve just thought of something! There is a man of God who lives here in this town. He is held in high honor by all the people because everything he says comes true. Let’s go find him. Perhaps he can tell us which way to go.” 7 “But we don’t have anything to offer him,” Saul replied. “Even our food is gone, and we don’t have a thing to give him.” 8 “Well,” the servant said, “I have one small silver piece. We can at least offer it to the man of God and see what happens!” 9 (In those days if people wanted a message from God, they would say, “Let’s go and ask the seer,” for prophets used to be called seers.) 10 “All right,” Saul agreed, “let’s try it!” So they started into the town where the man of God lived. 11 As they were climbing the hill to the town, they met some young women coming out to draw water. So Saul and his servant asked, “Is the seer here today?” 12 “Yes,” they replied. “Stay right on this road. He is at the town gates. He has just arrived to take part in a public sacrifice up at the place of worship. 13 Hurry and catch him before he goes up there to eat. The guests won’t begin eating until he arrives to bless the food.” 14 So they entered the town, and as they passed through the gates, Samuel was coming out toward them to go up to the place of worship. 15 Now the Lord had told Samuel the previous day, 16 “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him to be the leader of my people, Israel. He will rescue them from the Philistines, for I have looked down on my people in mercy and have heard their cry.”
2. God, surround me with the right set of people in Jesus’ name. Just like Naaman’s servant gave him the right advice that led to his healing, God, give me men that will give me the right advice in Jesus’ name.
2 Kings 5:1-3
“Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. 2 Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”
3. God, just as you gave Elisha as a gift to the king of Israel and you saved him from trouble, Lord, give me the gift of men who will support me in my times of need in Jesus’ name
2 Kings 5:7-10
“As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, “Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!”
8 When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”
4. Father, I pray that you will surround me with the right set of people in Jesus’ name. Just like you surrounded Naaman with good servants who gave him the right advice, Lord help me to surround myself with the right set of people in Jesus’ name
2 Kings 5:11-14
“But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.
13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy”
5. Lord, just like Joseph was a great blessing to Potiphar’s business, give me the gift of men in my business in Jesus’ name. Enlarge the coast of my business by giving me the right set of people in business in Jesus’ name.
“From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lord was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field.”
6. Lord, just like Jacob was highly dedicated to Laban’s business and he managed Laban’s business well and helped his business to grow, Lord give me dedicated men that will help grow my business in Jesus’ name
25 After Rachel gave birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Send me on my way so I can go back to my own homeland. 26 Give me my wives and children, for whom I have served you, and I will be on my way. You know how much work I’ve done for you.” 27 But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.”
7. God, just like you sent Philip to the Ethiopian Eunuch so that he will clearly understand the gospel and be saved, give us the gift of men. Give us the people that will take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nook and cranny of the world in Jesus’ name.
“Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. 31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent so he did not open his mouth. 33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.” 34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. 36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?”  38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.”
8. Father, you gave Moses as a gift to deliver Israel from bondage. When they cried unto you for help, you appeared to Moses in the wilderness and you sent him to go and deliver the Israelites, Lord give us the gift of men in Jesus’ name. Lord, give me my helpers of destiny in Jesus’ name
“During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.”
“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” 4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.”
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
9. (a) God, you used king Pharaoh to lift Joseph up out of prison and he made him the Prime Minister in a foreign land, Lord send me men that will lift me in Jesus’ name. (b) God, you also used Joseph to solve king Pharaoh’s problem, Lord send me people like Joseph who will be problem solver in Jesus’ name
“So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, and he was quickly brought from the dungeon. When he had shaved and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh. Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” “I cannot do it,” Joseph replied to Pharaoh, “but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.”
10. Father, without the right men, no task can be accomplished and there will be no growth, God, send me men that will help me grow my ministry. Lord, send me men that will help me grow my business in Jesus’ name
“Neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the LORD God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil.”