Friday, 7 July 2017

How Mum influenced Methodist Church Founder, John Wesley’s life with Prayer—Dr. Tobe Momah

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Dr. Tobe Momah, MD, Author, Preacher & Scientist

“What king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?” (Luke 14:31)
S.I.T.  (Stay In Tune) TO KILL…
Until you start praying, you remain a prey for the enemy. Nothing stops the devil like prayer! It disarms his ammunition, confuses his tactics and destroys his machinations. The Prophet Elijah prayed a prayer that was effectual and fervent in 1st Kings 18:6. It brought down fire from heaven, sparked off a nationwide revival and ended three and a half years of famine.
Dr. Tobe Momah, MD, Author, S.I.T.
James 5:16-18 described that prayer as “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man (that) availeth much (seeing) Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again and the heaven gave rains and the earth brought forth her fruit”
The GDA meets Dr. Tobe Momah during a recent visit to Abuja, Nigeria
By that prayer, Elijah destroyed all eight hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and heralded a re-awakening in his time. Our battle field is on our knees. As long as we refuse to S.I.T and kill, we defer our opportunity to win!
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:4 that we are in a war, and it is one battle no man can fight for you. In spite of Jesus’ triumph and victory on the cross of Calvary two thousand plus years ago, only a mouth that speaks in agreement with God in the place of prayer can taste a similar victory.
The Book; S.I.T (STAY IN TUNE)
Believers are modern-day killers when they apply the sword of the spirit—the sword of God—in their daily lives. In 2nd Kings 1:9-14, the Prophet Elijah pull down fire from heaven and killed a hundred foot soldiers and their captains for trying to make him get off his seated position.
The Bible says, “Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And behold, he sat on the top of a hill. And he spoke unto him, though man of God, the king hath said, Come down. And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, if I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty”.
Elijah won sitting down! He incinerated his enemies and set things concerning the kingdom in order from a sitting position.
No Will, No War!
Dr. Tobe Momah explaining the 'No Will, No War' philosophy to the GDA
The famous South African preacher, Williams Bosley, wrote the following “Faith is impossible where the will of God is either ignored or unknown”. It is the same in prayer. Until you know the will of God, you can’t truly fight God’s war. The Apostle Paul said, in Corinthians 9:26 “I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air”. Paul advocated for certainty concerning the will of God before warring or running for the kingdom.
Spiritual warfare has grown more sophisticated but less effectual in the last thirty years because the foundation of waiting on the Lord and listening for his directions to fight the war have been replaced by human strategies and new-age tactics.
It is time to return to the Lord of host who has never lost a battle and to the shepherd of our souls who gave His life for our victory (2nd Corinthians 2:14). Discovery is the route to recovery in spiritual warfare and we must fight from position of revelation to be relevant in warfare.
The GDA with Dr. Tobe Momah, MD
Jesus advocated for a time to sit before going to battle or building a tower (see Luke 14:28-29). He said that failure to account the cost would bring untold shame and unmitigated disaster to such plan less and wary souls. If you will sit down first, and count the cost, you will fulfill your destiny and reach your destination.
Job 33:14-18 says “God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumbering upon the bed: Then, he openeth the ears of men, and sealed their instruction but he may withdraw man from His purpose, and hide pride from man (and) keep back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword”.  
The believers who do not perish on the battlefronts of life have a revelation feed coming from heaven that preserves them; this revelation feed from heaven slaughters enemies, keeps believers safe from harm by sealing instructions in their spirit man and maintain them on an eternity with God.
Israel at the Benjamites!
Dr. Tobe Momah, MD, believes in a sit and kill spiritual warfare strategy
Israel had just crushed all opposition to take the promised land of Canaan. They had taken the land belonging to King Og of Bashan and were recognized as the pre-eminent super power of their time.
As the drums of war reverberated following the orgy of violence on a Levite’s wife in Benjamin (See Judges 19) the Israelites felt so self-confident they didn’t bother sitting at God’s feet; but they went straight to war.
Judges 20:11 says “So all the men of Israel were gathered against the city (of Gibeah), knit together as one man, to fight the Benjamites. They were all agreed on what to do, but they had failed to agree with God first!
Back of the book
That inevitably led to their downfall. After two straight loses (See Judges 20:20-25) to a midsized army of fighting Benjamites, the Israelites decided to sit at God’s feet to ascertain how and if to war.
Judges 20:26 says, “Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the Lord, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord”.
In the first battle, they had asked with presumption. The second time they battled, they had asked out of their pain and the third time they had asked out of a desire to pleasure God’.
They won comfortably, thereafter, but learnt a valuable lesson. You cannot win the battles of life until you know His will and you cannot know His will until you sit at his feet and ask Him!.
WESLEY’S Mother's Prayer Culture
Susanna Westley, the Faith Woman who begeth John & Charles Westley
Susanna Wesley had a unique prayer position. She would cover her head with an apron to let her children know not to disturb her when they saw her in that position.  After having nineteen children in nineteen years, with nine passing away in their early years, she maintained this prayer position for upward of two hours daily.
What John said of mum, Susanna
She had made a vow in her early Christian years to spend twice as much time in Christian devotion as she did on entertainment and, even though she was an incredibly busy woman, she kept her vow devotedly.
John Wesley. Founder of Methodist Church
She was a Pastor’s wife, mother of nineteen children, keeper of home, domestic servant and home school teacher of all her children till they were ready to go to college. Notwithstanding her time constraints, Susanna Wesley prayed daily for her family and spent at least an hour per week counseling each child and listening to their doubts or answering their questions.
Charles Wesley, Susanna's other kid who made Great Music for the world
It was that pedigree that shaped the life of John Wesley, founder of the Methodist Church. He preached to more than a million people in his life time and started the Reformation Movement that sparked the Great Awakening. His younger brother Charles Wesley also benefited from the life of prayer and worship Susanna Wesley inculcated in her children. He became one of the foremost song writers of his time and composed singularly over nine thousand hymns—many of which are still sung today.
Every victory in life starts in the place of prayer. Susanna Westley understood this fact and, by doing it, with such devotion and dedication, endowed a legacy in her children for time memorial.
The Legendary John Wesley and his Philosophy
(Excerpts from the Book “Stay In Tune” (S.I.T.) by Dr. Tobe Momah MD, FAAFP. Dr. Momah is a family physician working in Monroe, Louisiana where he currently serves as the Medical Director of the largest federally qualified Health Center in Louisiana. Prior to working in Monroe, he served as staff physician at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. He has more than 20 scientific publications and 14 books in print at present. Dr. Momah is the vision coordinator of Faith and Power Ministries with emphasis on missions, medicine and ministry. He lives with his wonderful wife, Rita, in West Monroe, Louisiana)

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