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Friday, 31 March 2017

Teaching/Prayer Points for April 2017

APRIL 2017

Barriers to Answered Prayer

Selfishness - The New Global Epidemic

This month I would like to take the opportunity to help you to achieve answers to your prayers.  For further help and assistance with this try to get hold of my book Prayer Power (available from Amazon) or sign up for our Prayer Academy which starts this year.

Today’s world is a very selfish narcissistic one.  Christian and non –Christian alike have become very overwhelmed by their own personal needs and often have very little time for the needs of others even in the place of prayer.  Selfishness is that attitude of being concerned with one’s own interests above the interests of others. Selfishness is also the major and number one reason for breakdowns in marriages, family and social relationships and  societal problems! 

Selfishness in our lives will become a barrier between us and God and will ultimately block and stop our prayers from being answered.

The apostle Paul admonishes us in Phillipians 2: 3-4 (NASB)

“do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit,
but with humility of mind regard one another
as more important than yourselves;
do not merely look out for your own personal interests,
but also for the interests of others”

In this passage Paul compares selfishness to “empty conceit”—a term that could be translated “vanity” or “arrogance.” It refers to an overly high opinion of oneself. Selfishness, then, is akin to narcissism.

Selfishness often wears many different faces but the most  common face is frequently seen when an individual demonstrates the need to build up oneself while tearing down someone else.

Six Biblical Definitions of Selfishness

1.   Selfishness hinders prayer (James 4:3).

2.   Selfishness is also known as “works of the flesh” according to Galatians 5:20.

3.   Selfishness leads to - “disorder and every evil practice” (James 3:16).

4.   Selfishness caused the children of Israel to “willfully put God to the test by demanding the food they craved” (Psalm 78:18).

5.   Selfishness caused the rich young ruler to turn his back on Jesus (Matthew 19:21-22).  

6.   Selfishness ruins friendships (Proverbs 18:1),

So What is the Opposite of Selfishness?

The opposite of selfishness and the characteristics that we need to have in order to obtain answers to our prayers  is found in Philippians 2: 2

1.   “Being united with Christ,
2.   Having tenderness and compassion,
3.   And “being like-minded,
4.   Having the same love,
5.   Being one in spirit and purpose”

Resisting[1] the sin of selfish ambition requires genuine humility. Genuine humility restores and grows relationships. Being humble involves having a true perspective about ourselves in relation to God.

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought,
but rather think of yourself with sober judgment,
in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you
Romans 12:3

If Philippians 2:2 describes you then answered prayer will become a habit and pattern of success in your life.

How to Get Answered Prayer

Make an effort to invest some of your time in and on other people outside of your norm.  Live your life in a way that pleases God - do not sin deliberately! Pray for those around you, your society, world, global issues, devote some of your prayer time to the needs of others and not just your own.  Our world is in a lot of trouble  and your prayers can help to change things.  Give, devote, some of your prayer time to the needs of others.   Did you notice that it was when Job began to pray for his friends that his own situation began to change for the better.

And the Lord turned the captivity of Job,
when he prayed for his friends:
also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
Job 42:10

Do you want to be blessed?  Do you want success?  Do you want answers to your prayers?

The Bible states:  It is “more blessed to give than to receive”  (Acts 20:35) and remember  “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7)…get yourself off your mind. Make a daily habit of giving someone a kind word or even a helping hand and you will be surprised to see how God begins to bless you.

Make prayer and a daily reading of God’s Word a habit in your life.  If you do this The Word of God will begin to work in your heart and circumstances like never before and  this will bring about radical change on every level of your life. 

[1]   James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Prayer Points

1.  Dear Father help me to be aware of the needs of others.

2.  My Saviour and Lord show me what I can do to win souls 

     for Christ – I will be a soul-winner.

3.  Lord teach me how to break negative and demonic 

     strongholds over Your people and show me 
     how to pray souls into the Kingdom of God.

4.  Father help me to be Your example of Christ in my 


5.  Sovereign God I ask you to enable me to invite /reach 

     someone for Christ this month. 

6.  In The Name of Jesus I speak increase into and over my 


7.  Father I ask you to turn the hearts of your people back to 

     God (1 Chron 7:14). 

8.  Prepare the hearts, minds, spirits, characters of Your 
     people for winning souls for Christ.  

Whoever serves Me must follow me. 
My Father will honour the one who serves
John 12:26

Wednesday, 29 March 2017


 MARCH 2017

Daily Prayer Points  

Prayers that deal with negative Voices, enemies and mind wars 

Let your decision be for 2017 ‘To act like Christ’

As you make this decision ask God to plant a tree of ‘desire’ (Prov 12 :12) for His will inside you SAY  ‘In 2017 every curse against my life will be turned into Blessings’

Numbers 24:10 Then Balak’s anger burned against Balaam. He struck his hands together and said to him ‘I have summoned you to curse my enemies, but you have blessed them three times.’

1. Teach me how to stand against and destroy every Spirit of Balak pursuing my life, In The Name of Jesus.

2. Every perverting conversation, word and spirit hindering God’s plans and purposes for my life, family and future generations and plans, I break your power NOW IN The Name of Jesus.

3. Teach me how to successfully fight the enemies and voices summoned against my life and destiny, In The Name of Jesus.

4. Lord give me a spirit to discern the people who are sent to pronounce curses upon my life In The Name of Jesus.

5. DECLARE: I am blessed of God, I will never be cursed In The Name of Jesus. x 3

Numbers 23:5 However, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017



This month align your life with The Word of God. Alignment is
simply obedience to The Word of God – doing what it says. Do
this and you are guaranteed success in every area of your life. So
how do you get started – 5 simple steps.

1. Make sure you have repented – stopped doing things you
know to be wrong and make a decision not to repeat your
wrong doings.

2. Read The Word of God daily, spend time in prayer.

3. Act and behave in a way that pleases God – show kindness
to others.

4. Live your life with integrity – let everyone around you see
Jesus in you.

5. Find a church home where you can learn more about Jesus
and how to serve God in your everyday life.

Begin each day with The Word of God, speak it out aloud when
you pray, thereby releasing the presence of God into your
atmosphere and life and change your conversation.  
Make a conscious decision to talk about God and pray to God 
on a daily basis. Do this every day for the month of
February and you will begin the month of March by experiencing
initially small changes for the better and for your good. If you
continue to pray, the changes will become more noticeable and
significant. Prayer changes everything!

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God
John 1:1

Allow The Word of God to manifest itself in your life by obeying
God’s Word. Obedience is a supernatural characteristic. If you
make up your mind to obey God, He will assist and empower you
to do so. So begin today – get back into alignment with God and 
make His Word God in your life.


When you’re not aligned with God, you don’t care what He
thinks. His convictions are like an annoying background noise that
you work hard to tune out. His feelings and preferences mean
nothing to you. Instead, you only care about yourself and what
you want and your prayers are all about you – self-centred. Get
started and align your life with the following prayers.

Prayers for Alignment

Say these prayers aloud every day – 3 times if possible – for the
month of February 2017

1. Father I ask you to forgive me for every wrong deed that I
have committed. I make a decision today to align myself
and everything connected to me to Your Word, in The
Name of Jesus Christ.

2. Dear God be God in my life for all to see. Imprint Your
Word into the very fabric and core of my being until I begin
to act and sound like you, in The Name of Jesus Christ.

3. Lord, The Bible says Your Word is God, teach my how to
speak like God, in order to create change in my life ,

circumstances and flesh. In The Name of Jesus.

Saturday, 31 December 2016


A Word of Encouragement For You All

I think the perfect ending to each God-given year is to take stock of the lessons life has taught you for the one you are now getting ready to leave behind.

2017 is bringing you and I another chance to set things straight, get things right and to open up a new chapter in our lives. The most important thing to remember as we approach 2017 is that it’s much better to make mistakes and learn from them rather than allow ourselves to become frozen, stuck and stagnant because of those that we have made previously. Mistakes can be, if you allow yourself to learn from them, character building. Don't be afraid to make mistakes rather and instead allow them to school you.

Try not to think too much about the opportunities you have missed. This New Year is an unwritten book, so make a decision to choose your actions and words wisely and fill up your pages of life for 2017 with a very different story and tale. Make your life a book that is worth reading. You have 12 full months ahead of you to edit and rewrite every chapter of your life if you so choose.

Leave behind you this year, the old chapters that were filled with endless pages of worries and begin the New Year with a different outlook.  Choose to be happier, 
cheerful and make an effort to smile more. If you really believe that God is for you then why would you wear a frown or doubt your own capability to establish change, success and victory! Unlike what most people think, it is never late to be what you wish to be...It is only to late when you are dead and if you are reading this right now then death has not got the better of you yet!!

Practice courage and then step out courageously until courage becomes a close friend and an integral part of your character. Dare to dream and dream big...dreams cost nothing but have the ability to take you from nothing and nowhere to a place of better and beautiful!

2017 is YOUR time to shine. A time to celebrate past accomplishments, even though you may have to dig and search around in what may have been a difficult year for you. Begin to look forward to future and further success.

I wish you a healthy, prosperous and wonderful New Year!
May The Living God Himself bless you in every area of your life.

Pastor Avis


N stands for New opportunities
Dear Father and God help me to seize and take ahold of
every new opportunity that I am presented with this year, bring me into divine alignment, In the Name of Jesus Christ.

E stands for Exploring
Dear Lord teach, train and tell me how to explore and
discover new truths for my life in Your Word, In the Name of Jesus Christ.

W stands for Wondering
My Father and my God help me not to spend another year wondering, straying from your plan for my life. I pray the reversal and decline of the spirit of wondering from my life. Through prayer I will reverse every distracting, derailing spiritual force from my life. Show me Lord how to wonder instead into places of victory, success and breakthrough, In the Name of Jesus Christ.

Y stands for Yearning
Dear God please place a yearning in my heart and spirit for Your presence, Your power and Your love in my life. Give me a desire to pray, fast and study Your Word, In the Name of Jesus Christ.

E stands for Eagerness

I pray Sovereign God that You will make me eager and ready to do Your will, In The Name of Jesus Christ.

A stands for Aspiring
My Saviour and Guide help me to aspire for greater perfection in all areas of my life. Teach me how to give of myself to others and help me to be a blessing to someone else, In The Name of Jesus Christ.

R stands for Rejoicing
My Redeemer and my best friend, The God of God's and The Lord of Lord's help me to rejoice in You at all times knowing that You will never fail me.
I seal all of these prayers in The Blood of Jesus Christ. Amen for ever!

“Rejoice in the Lord alway:
and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

December is the twelve and final  concluding month of 2016, it is also the month  that  globally many still celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  

The number 12 signifies perfection of government or rule. According to Bible scholars, 12 is the product of 3, which signifies the divine, and 4, which signifies the earthly. The number 12 has further significance, as it represents authority, appointment and completeness. The number 666 is used to represent the devil and hell, whereas 12, 12, 12 is believed to signify God and heaven. The number 12 is also associated with the government of the cosmos

The number 12 appears 187 times in the Bible. There are several instances regarding the number 12.  Jesus was 12 years old when he questioned the scholars in the temple. There are 12 legions of angels, and the tree of life in the new creation will produce 12 types of fruit. The number 144,000 servants of God is the sum of 12 x 12,000 (12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel). Many more associations with the number 12 are found in the Bible.

Get ready to open the door to new opportunities and victories for 2017 and close the door on everything that you do not want or desire.


Personalise and pray the following promises from God’s Word into your life

1. God’s presence—“I will never leave thee” (Heb. 13:5) –
ie  Dear Lord You said in Your Word that you will never leave me nor forsake me, therefore help me to never leave you, flood me with your presence, in The Name of Jesus.”
2. God’s protection—“I am thy shield” (Gen. 15:1)
3. God’s power—“I will strengthen thee” (Isa. 41:10)
4. God’s provision—“I will help thee” (Isa. 41:10)
5. God’s leading—“And when He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them” (John 10:4)
6. God’s purposes—“I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil” (Jer. 20:11)
7. God’s rest—“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28)
8. God’s cleansing—“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9)
9. God’s goodness—“No good thing will He withhold from them that work uprightly” (Psalm 84:11)
10. God’s faithfulness—“The Lord will not forsake His people for His great name’s sake” (1 Sam. 12:22)
11. God’s guidance—“The meek will He guide” (Psalm 25:9)
12. God’s wise plan—“All things work together for good to them that love God” (Rom. 8:28)



December is the month in which we celebrate the birth of The Lord Jesus Christ.  God loved us so much that he gave us His one and only son, Jesus Christ.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16

When God gives of Himself He does not hold anything back.  All of God is given to us in Jesus Christ and vice versa.  God makes Himself accessible to us all through His son Jesus.  Access to God is gained and established through and by forming a relationship with Jesus Christ

 The entire Word of God is based on two things: Relationships and Godly principles.   Jesus came to Earth for you, to re-establish Adam and Eve’s broken relationship with Him.  What is most important about Jesus’ mission to Earth is that it directly affects your life now and forever.  Christmas time is a reminder that Jesus has come to restore your relationship to God the Father.  

Just like the baby Jesus  and His transition from child to adult, your relationship with God will grow and mature if you allow it to.   If you choose to believe in and receive Jesus Christ into your life, then your life will begin to change and change for the better.  It is impossible to have a relationship with God without having the improvements that such a relationship brings with it.  If you would like to have a personal relationship with God in your own life  or  are unsure about whether or not you have given your life to God or are just plain tired with the way things are with you presently then ask The Lord into your life now.


“Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life, today I turn towards you. Please forgive me, and help me to avoid sinning wilfully.  I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayers. I invite Jesus Christ to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me to obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life in Jesus' name I pray, Amen.”

If you decided to repent of your sins and receive Christ today, welcome to God's family. Now, as a way to establish a good relationship with God and grow closer to Him, The Bible tells us to follow up on our commitment.

  • Get baptized as commanded by Christ (Acts 2:38).
  • Tell someone else about your new faith in Christ.
  • Spend time with God each day. It does not have to be a long period of time. Just develop the daily habit of praying to Him and reading His Word.
  • Ask God to increase your faith and your understanding of the Bible.
  • Seek fellowship with other followers of Jesus.
  • Develop a group of believing friends to answer your questions and support you.
  • Find a local church where you can be  taught God’s Word and worship God.

Friday, 4 November 2016



NOVEMBER is the eleventh month of the year.   The number eleven is important in that it can symbolize disorder, chaos and judgment. 

In The Bible, 11 is used twenty-four times and "11th" can be found 19 times. Coming after 10 (which represents law and responsibility), the number eleven represents the opposite - the irresponsibility of breaking the Law, which brings disorder and judgement. 
Did you know that In Genesis 11, men rebelled against God and built the tower of Babel, the place where mass confusion and ineffective communication were seen on a scale as never before on the then known civilisation.  God judged them by confusing their language, which resulted in chaos - even today we are still struggling to understand each other!  
The Apostle John saw 11 things in connection with the final judgment (Revelation 20:12 - 14).

I am listing 11 promises that the Gospel of John records for your life.  Pray and personalise these  words/scriptures into your life 11 times each day.  Use The Word of God to break any patterns of disorder, rebellion or broken down situations/circumstances  that may be present in your own life currently or that of your family or even your loved ones or friends. 

  • A person can receive everlasting life by believing in the Son of God (John 3:16)
  • A person can have eternal life by eating, spiritually, Jesus' body (John 6:54)
  • By following Jesus you will not walk in darkness (John 8:12)
  • Those who continue in Jesus' word will be set free (John 8:31 - 32)
  • A person will truly be FREE if made so by Jesus (John 8:36)
  • God the Father will honour those who serve Christ (John 12:26)
  • Those who believe in Jesus will do greater deeds than He did (John 14:12)
  • Those who obey Christ's commands will receive the Holy Spirit (John 14:15 - 16)
  • Those who keep Jesus' commands will be loved by both Him and God The Father (John 14:21)
  • Those who abide in Jesus will be fruitful (John 15:5)
  • A person can be Christ's friend IF they obey Him (John 15:14)