Question: What could possibly be the value of me saying a prayer, or speaking a confession, or commanding a healing, over and over again? It seems like a waste of time, since my mind heard it the first time. Shouldn't it be enough to pray once then move on to another topic? Is there a reason I should repeat the same thing twice a day?
Answer: There is great value in repetition. God often established that a ritual be done both morning and evening (see 1 Chronicles 16:40, 23:30; 2 Chronicles 2:4,13:11, 31:3; Ezra 3:3).
They are to stand every morning to thank and to praise the LORD, and likewise at evening... 1 Chronicles 23:30
Focus, repetition, and intensity are steps we take to move truth from our heads to our hearts. The command to look intently (see James 1:25) and to meditate continuously (see Philippians 4:8) would be examples of using focus and repetition. Repeating healing prayers pours divine light continually into our beings, until we are entirely sanctified – spirit, soul, and body (see 1 Thessalonians 5:23). We become the radiance of His glory because we have bathed ourselves in His glory continuously. Darkness, sickness, and demons have now fled because of the light of His glory.
We declare truth over our bodies, and we see Jesus present in inner healing scenes. And since we do this continuously, this becomes ALL that we see. We do not see sickness. We do not see lack. We do not see pain. We see Jesus, everywhere. We behold the glory of the Lord. We have reached that blessed state because we see God, everywhere, all the time (see Matthew 5:8). We have paid attention to the prophetic word until the Morning Star has arisen in our hearts, and our hearts are full of ONLY His light (see 2 Peter1:19).
So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 2 Peter1:19
A prophetic word God gave me 30 years ago when I began two-way journaling:
Whatever you fix your eyes on grows within you, and whatever grows within you, you become.
So I fix my eyes only on the rhemas and visions I receive from Almighty God, and His Kingdom realities become my manifest realities. I understand this is a process. His light and His reality are being worked out through my heart, my soul, my mind, and my body. It is an outworking of His power from within my heart.
Yes, I prefer "instant everything," but I don't write the rules. He does. I get to say, "Yes, Lord," or object and walk in darkness. I choose to walk in His light.
So we suggest you pray a restorative prayer more than once. Pray it when you awaken and are lying in your bed in the morning. Pray it as you lie in bed preparing to fall asleep. You are "renewing your mind" (Romans 12:2) with the truth of God's divine reality. Any previous lies of the enemy which filled your heart in the past are being swept away by these cascading waves of truth which come crashing down again and again (evening and morning) day by day, until every demonic stronghold in your mind is demolished and you are fully set free and completely filled with God's light, God's truth, God's glory, and God's reality.
In the Kingdom, your day begins in the evening (see Genesis 1:13). So begin your day right. Begin with a godly prayer meditation. Begin by thanking God in the evening, and as you lie down to sleep, your rest will be sweet and your heart will be filled with His divine light all night long, and you will wake up refreshed.
Before I learned this, I would sometimes go to sleep reviewing negative ideas and pictures in my mind, and I found that I woke up in the morning with a poisoned and negative spirit. So I have chosen to fall asleep loving and receiving from Jesus, my Lord and my Savior.
Once your spirit and soul are healed, delivered, and set free, God's light, which is growing within you, will penetrate your body (see Philippians 2:12-13). As it does, your body will be transformed allowing you to ultimately experience the fullness of His covenant blessings overtaking you. You have pressed through satan's lies until you are conscious of ONLY one reality: God's reality.
...work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:12-13
I meditate in my bed morning and evening, on the things the Spirit is speaking in my heart. His light fills me.
Mark and Patti Virkler are the founders of Communion With God Ministries. They have co-authored 50+ books. Their writings are unique in that they are designed to draw the learner into revelation-based learning.
Mark has received a Master of Theology from Miami Christian University and a Ph.D. from Carolina Christian University. Patti has received a Master of Ministry and Doctorate of Ministry from Vision International University. Their focus has never been on degrees, but simply growing to maturity in the Lord. Degrees are viewed as incidental accomplishments and signposts along the road of life which can sometimes open up people's hearts and minds to hear, listen, and learn what they have to share. They have two children, Charity and Joshua.
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