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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 WEB

    It had not rained on the earth in three and a half years when Elijah knelt to pray (James 5:17). He prayed and nothing seemed to happen, so he prayed again, yet nothing seemed to happen. He prayed a third time, but nothing seemed to happen. He kept praying, and he kept checking. Elijah prayed seven times before 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 pray always and not give up (Luke 18:1). It was about an unjust judge whom a widow kept coming to until she wore him out, and he gave her what she asked. Then He 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 that he prayed for a blind woman seven times. Each time she would fall to the ground, but when she got up, she was still blind. Finally the eighth time that she came forward for prayer, he prayed for her and moved on to the next person. Soon she started screaming 'I can see!' She was healed, but it took praying for her eight times. The Lord later showed him a vision of an octopus wrapped around her eyes, and each time he prayed, one leg would come off. He had to pray eight times to see the final result.

    Pray until it happens. Pray until you see it. Pray and don't give up. Just because you don't see it the first time does not mean that nothing happened. Pray again. Things change when we pray and the prayers of the righteous have great power (James 5:16). The end result of prayer is when we see it manifest in the natural, but it does not start there. Pray through the tentacles.

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

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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

whoa-never heard this one!! wha a concept!!

February 11, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah  amen

 

February 11, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

What a powerful message,  thank you Jesus for reminding me to continue to pray until I see results 

February 11, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 11, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, thank you Lord,  in Jesus name! 

February 11, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Open my mind to your word Father! Amen.

February 11, 2017
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Charisse English
Charisse English

That was amazing, I will continue to pray and never give up!  

February 11, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen we must pray until something happens.

February 11, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

February 11, 2017
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Angela Woodward
Angela Woodward

Thank you for the huge word of encouragement/instruction!

February 11, 2017
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Melissa-Peter Busse
Melissa-Peter Busse

What!!!!!!

God is good!

February 11, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

February 11, 2017
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Kim Dalton
Kim Dalton

Perry & Karen, for some reason, I too believed that way! Isn't it great to know the truth, that we are instructed in His word to "Pray without ceasing"...and the vision given to Kevin Hagen why it took until the 8th time he prayed for the blind woman to be healed is so kewl! And makes perfect sense! God Bless

February 14, 2017
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Pete Arias
Pete Arias

I too have been told to pray, leave it in God's hands and believe, but the Bible does say to pray without ceasing. I believe that praying is always good, but we must take the time to stop and listen too. In Isaiah 43, He tells us that He will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Often times we pray and pray but do not listen to His ways and His way of escape. 

February 11, 2017
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!! I know the power of Prayer!! I prayed for God to save my Son, a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. Given a 10% chance of survival the Dr said. I found the Chapel, prayed constantly. After 23 days in a coma, and 6 weeks in the hospital, God answered those prayers. My son is alive today, almost 4 years since that accident. He is not able to work, drive or do the things he used to, but he is alive!! My miracle!! Thanks to prayer and Gods grace!  Amen to the Power of Prayer. 

February 11, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praise our LORD GOD for HE is merciful and loving.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

February 11, 2017
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

This was very good message  praise God for it love reading them everyday 

February 11, 2017
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Kathy Robbins-Maqsood
Kathy Robbins-Maqsood

I have been praying concerning the octopus for a long time and received dreams about me personally, my city in USA and in Pakistan where we minister. This article gave me another key and I used it. The revelation that began immediately downloading was incredible. I have shared this article and the insights that I received. I KNOW it is going to help set many captives free!!!

February 11, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Love this! Thank you so much! 

February 11, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Powerful 

February 11, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I pray that you help me understand your word and teach me by your spirit. Let me see the things that others Miss. Open my mind to your word, in the name of Jesus Christ I prayAmen!!

February 11, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Pray without ceasing.  And when we pray in the name of OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, with all ourheart and with our supplication and petition and thankfulness , believe with all our heart that We will receive it.  Pray always and when answered, never stop praying with thankfulness.

February 11, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Oooooo weeeee, you are on a roll, Pastor Dion!!! Glory to God!!! You preach better than the televangelists I so often see on TV. You have an amazing gift! Wow! I'm blown away daily by the God in you! This word is so good! Thank you!!!

February 11, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!!        Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion/ :-)

 

I claim this prayer and pray it over me. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me understand Your word and teach me by Your Spirit. Let me see the things that others miss. Open my mind to Your Word, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

February 11, 2017
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Gina Blakey
Gina Blakey

Dear Lord, I pray that we do not get weary in well doing and in our prayer life. Thank You Father God for hearing us and for Your Long-suffering toward us. Make us and mold us to be like Your Son. In Jesus Name. Amen. 

February 11, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me understand Your word and teach me by Your Spirit. Let me see the things that others miss. Open my mind to Your Word, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 12, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

February 12, 2017
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Chicha K
Chicha K

AMEN

February 13, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Wow. How amazing is our God. Pray without ceasing. Don't give up...Pray until it happens....Amen

 

February 13, 2017
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Deshawn Johnson
Deshawn Johnson

Prayer is the key to everything. We got stsy prayed up and keep our trust and faith in the Lord!

February 14, 2017
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Kim Dalton
Kim Dalton

Thank you SO MUCH for this lesson! For some reason, I have believed that if I prayed the same prayer more than once, then, it meant that I must not have had  faith that the prayer would be answered. I'm glad I was wrong about that! God bless, Kim

February 14, 2017
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Kim Dalton
Kim Dalton

And from reading the comments from other members, I see I wasn't alone in that belief! Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks! heehee

February 14, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Praise God his timing is always perfect.I confess that I have not always continued to pray about somethings more an once.Thank you Pastor Todd for sharing this with us,and the prayer.Heaven Father I give you thanks for your word and for teaching us through others so that we may grow.

February 19, 2017