Want more of God’s power in 2020? Try Gloria Copeland’s personal routine for success.
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You know the one…
The person who pushes on a door that clearly reads “Pull.”
Not you, of course. You’d never do that. But some people do. Then, they get frustrated when it doesn’t open. If they’re committed enough to get through that doorway, they’ll stay until they figure it out.
That’s how it works with God’s power.
It’s easy to reach, but you need to follow directions. Mostly, you need to COMMIT to pursue Him until you achieve what you’re after. That’s part of the message behind the word of the Lord through Kenneth Copeland for 2020, which is the year of new visions, manifest power and great change.
While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a relationship with God, those who DELIGHT in Him always get the desires of their hearts (Psalm 37:4).
(Check out our 21 Ways to Delight in the Lord HERE.)
Something that’s worth a try? Gloria Copeland’s personal strategy—the hour that brings God’s manifest power.
Interested? Here’s how it works.
Try An Hour of Daily Prayer
“Could you not watch with Me one hour?” –Matthew 26:40 (NKJV)
If you’re already recoiling and making excuses—(Yikes, an hour? I’m really busy), push pause and hear us out.
- What if one hour could change a jampacked day into one that flows smoothly and leaves you with time to spare?
- What if one hour of daily prayer could solve the problems that keep you up at night?
- What if one hour of daily prayer could manifest power in your life like you’ve never imagined?
When God first called Gloria to spend an hour each day praying in the spirit, her thoughts were probably much like yours. But her desire for God outweighed every objection. It took switching around her whole routine and rearranging her schedule—but she did it!
As she began to spend an hour a day praying in other tongues, her life changed dramatically. She was hearing from the Lord more, and circumstances in her life improved. The only thing she did differently was that she prayed for a set amount of time each day—without fail.
Kenneth Copeland teaches you why praying in the spirit prepares you for your future.
Why one hour?
If you spend any amount of time studying the Bible, you know numbers are a big deal with God. In Matthew 26, Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane just before He went to the cross. He warned the disciples of the temptations to come—the lure to be offended, fall away and be scattered.
His instructions? “Watch and pray” (verse 41). When they fell asleep on the job after His first request, Jesus responded, “Could you not watch with Me one hour?” (verse 40, NKJV). Here, He mentions a specific amount of time for prayer, rather than leaving it open-ended.
(Find tips for creating a prayer routine you’ll actually stick with HERE.)
Jesus knew that time spent in prayer was more than just a conversation with God—it was the path to protection, blessing and guidance we all need so much—the key to victory in any situation.
What about you? Where do you want to see a change in your life?
Try an hour of daily prayer. Try it for 40 days.
Watch and see how your time seems to multiply, your burdens seem to lift, and the things that seemed perplexing are suddenly clear. The hour that brings manifest power will bring God into every area of your life!
“I pray in the spirit an hour a day because God told me to. And I tell you, it’s changed my life.” –Gloria Copeland
Stick With It
“Pray without ceasing.” –1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NKJV)
But time isn’t the only key to seeing God’s manifest power.
If you lift weights one day, you’ll be buff the next, right?
We can all dream.
But real muscle isn’t built in a day. It takes time!
The same is true with spiritual muscle. And it’s exactly what the Lord told Kenneth and Gloria long ago when they were first learning to live by faith. As Gloria was seeking the Lord, He spoke these words—In consistency lies the power.
In other words, manifest power comes when you are consistent with your words and your prayer life, and in your pursuit of God. In consistency lies the power.
You can’t be a yo-yo—up one day and down the next—and reach your goals. Consistency equals stability, strength and power. You’ve got to stick with it!
The question is…how much do you want to see God’s manifest power in your life?
Gloria began her routine of a daily hour of prayer when she was facing a trial and needed some answers. The breakthrough wasn’t instantaneous, but as she pressed on and pressed in, she saw the supernatural moving into her situation.
To be consistent in daily prayer, you have to get to a place where you want victory more than you want an extra half hour of sleep, time in front of the television, or any other routine you may have.
Determine today to be consistent. Don’t try to base today on yesterday’s prayer time. Base today on today’s time with the Lord. Start a consistent prayer time today. Then tomorrow, get up and do it again! That’s when you’ll see the difference the hour that brings manifest power can make.
(Find A Recipe for Your Daily Quiet Time HERE.)
Believe It. Possess It.
“You can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” –Mark 11:24
Once you’ve committed to consistent time in prayer, the next link to the hour that brings manifest power in your life is how you pray.
The verse above tells us two things—either there isn’t much asking, or there isn’t much believing going on in the Body of Christ. But let’s break it down further…
When we pray, we are not to believe we will receive in the future—we are to believe we receive right at that moment. That’s what Gloria learned from her hour that brings manifest power, and it’s something she’s preached ever since. And if you’ve been around KCM very long, you’ve likely heard her say, “You take it when you pray,” time and again. Because it’s true! And it has worked in her own life.
Most people pray and expect the answer to come later, but Jesus tells us we need to believe we receive: When. We. Pray.
Wait a minute. Before the answer comes?
Yep. That’s faith.
To believe you receive when you pray means you take possession of it in the spirit realm first. Possession of what? Anything you need that is in line with the Word of God.
Jesus said to pray for whatever you desire (Mark 11:24, KJV). But how can you know that what you desire is in line with His Word?
There are four steps that will get you to a place where you can confidently believe and possess what you ask for in prayer during your hour that brings manifest power.
- Spend time in the Word of God—lots of time.
- Study the promises of God and think on them often.
- Keep your emotions in check. Once you’ve built your faith to receive, check your vitals after you finish each prayer. Do you feel peace and joy? Or do you still have some apprehension about whether or not it will actually happen?
- Watch your words. Don’t let anything come out of your mouth that is contrary to what you’re believing for. It completely negates your prayers.
When you believe it and possess it, no one can talk you out of it. You don’t have to see a sign of it on the horizon to know that you know that you know it’s yours. You’ll be like Elijah when he was waiting for rain. Though there isn’t the slightest sign of what you want, you’ll keep checking until that tiny cloud appears—knowing it’s only a matter of time.
This is how the hour that brings manifest power can change your life—through time, consistency and a firm belief you’ll receive what you ask. That’s how you can participate in the word of the Lord for 2020 in a very personal way. Remember: Faith isn’t hard. If you’ve been pushing on the door and nothing’s changing—start pulling! As Gloria Copeland reminds us, “Faith will work for anybody who’ll put it to work.”
Watch Kenneth Copeland teach you how to put your faith to work.
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