SCRIPTURE

  • my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19 NASB
  • Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Heb. 13:5 NIV
  • I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. Ps 37:25 NIV
  • Psalms 33:9 NKJV
    For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
  • Mark 11:23 NIV “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them.
  • Mark 5:28 BLB For she kept saying, “If only I touch His garments, I will be healed.”

Extending life is a small thing for GOD

  • Luke 12:25-26 AMP
    And which of you by being overly anxious and troubled with cares can add a cubit to his stature or a moment [unit] of time to his age [the length of his life]? If then you are not able to do such a little thing as that, why are you anxious and troubled with cares about the rest?
  • Isa 38:2,4-5 NIV Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, Then the word of the LORD came to Isaiah: “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will add fifteen years to your life.
  • 2 Kings 20:2,4-6 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the LORD came to him: “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, I will add fifteen years to your life.
  • Psalms 51:7 NKJV Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
  • 1 John 1:9 NKJV If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  • Isa.1:18 NKJV “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.

Things that happen in God’s Presence

  • Psalms 42:5 NASB
    Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the saving acts of His Presence.
  • Psalms 27:4 NKJV
    One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.
  • Psalms 16:11 NKJV
    In Your presence is fullness of joy*

    *8057
    שׂמחה
    [ώimchâh] sim-khaw’
    From 8056; blithesomeness or {glee} (religious or festival): – X exceeding ({-ly}) {gladness} joy ({-fulness}) {mirth} {pleasure} rejoice (-ing).

  • WHEN: After sins forgiven
  1. your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 NKJV
  2. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
  3. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.”And you forgave the guilt of my sin.Psalms 32:5 NIV
  • FERVENTLY
  1. The fervent heartfelt prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 NKJV/AMP/NIV
  2. And being in agony, He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground. Luke 22;44 NASB
  3. Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed; He wept and implored His favor. Hosea 12:4 NASB
  • WITH PERSEVERANCE
  1. “Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. Mt 7:7 AMP
  2. be unceasing and persistent in prayer 1 Thess 5:17 AMP
  3. Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart Luke 18:1 AMP
  • I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6 NIV

Spend some time with God daily. It doesn’t matter if you start with just 5 minutes daily as long as you do it consistently. 

WHEN? Any fixed time. For example, early in the morning. Click HERE

WHERE? Anywhere where you are alone with God. Click HERE

WHAT? What do you do in your Quiet Time – See suggestions below

  1. WORSHIP: Spend time in worshipping God daily. Sing or listen to worship songs. See examples HERE, HEREHERE
  2. PRAY: Spend time in prayer daily. For example, make a prayer list.  See a useful App HERE or HERE
  3. BIBLE: Spend some time reading the Bible. Choose any book you like to read. For example, read a paragraph or chapter of the Bible. See useful websites HERE or HERE

From your own culture:

  •  I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.” Genesis.24:3-5
  • my master made me swear an oath, and said, ‘You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live, but go to my father’s family and to my own clan, and get a wife for my son.’ Genesis.24:37-38

God has chosen/created/appointed a spouse for you:

  • May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’–let her be the one You have chosen for your servant Isaac. Genesis 24:14 NIV
  • let her be the one the Lord has chosen for my master’s son.’ Genesis 24:44 NIV
  • I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5 ESV
  • there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 NIV
  • IS SIGN OF RECEIVING HOLY SPIRIT
  1. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:4 NIV
  2. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Acts 19:6 NIV
  • WHEN? AFTER WATER BAPTISM

Peter answered them, “Every one of you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift. Acts 2:38 ISV

  • BENEFITS:
  1. He who speaks in a tongue edifies* himself 1 Corinthians 14:4 NKJV
  2. (Are you wavering? Speak in tongues. He who speaks in a tongue confirms himself.)
  3. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself 1Cor!4:4 ESV
  4. (Do you lack boldness? Speak in tongues. He who speaks In a tongue emboldens himself.)
  5. the one speaking in a tongue speaks to God. 1 Cor.14:2 BLB
  6. by the Spirit he speaks mysteries [secret truths, hidden things]. 1 Cor.14:2 AMP

 

Strong’s Dictionary
*3618 οἰκοδομέω [OI)KODOME/W] {oikodoméō} oy-kod-om-eh’-o
from the same as 3619; to be a house-builder, i.e. construct or (figuratively) confirm:–(be in) build(-er, -ing, up), edify, embolden.

  • But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he *meditates day and night. Psalms 1:2 NKJV

    * ponders by talking to himself

  • This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 NKJV
  • No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. Joshua 1:5 NIV
  • No one will be able to oppose you all the days of your life. Joshua 1:5 NASB
  • No man will [be able to] stand before you [to oppose you] as long as you live. Joshua 1:5 AMP
  • The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You.” Psalms 102:28 NKJV
  • Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph’s knees. Genesis 50:23 NASB
  • Yes, may you see your children’s children. Psalms 128:6 NKJV
  • the descendants of His servants shall inherit it Psalms 69:36 NKJV
  • I will pour My blessing upon your descendants. Isaiah 44:3 AMP
  • I will give safety to your children and ease them. Isaiah 49:25 AMP
  • his descendants shall inherit the earth. Psalms 25:13 NKJV
  • Preserve my life from dread of the enemy. Psalms 64:1 NASB
  • Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Psalms 64:1 NKJV
  • above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. Ephesians 6:16 NKJV
  • Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 AMP

 

  • The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who act wisely, who seek God. Psalms 14:2 NKJV/NASB
  • God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who acts wisely, Who seeks after God. Psalms 53:2 NASB
  • My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Psalms 84:2 NKJV
  • whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. Proverbs 13:11 NIV
  • Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Exodus 14:15 NIV
  • David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” 1 Samuel 17:37 ESV
  • Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captives of the just be delivered? For thus says the Lord: Even the captives of the mighty will be taken away, and the prey of the terrible will be delivered Isaiah 49:24-25 AMP
  • God is to us a God of deliverances Psalm 68:20 NASB
  • I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Psalms 32:8 NKJV
  • The Lord will guide you continually Isaiah 58:11 NKJV
  • The fervent heartfelt prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16 NKJV/AMP/NIV
  • This is the day the Lord has made;We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 NKJV
  • You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. Psalms 4:7
  • You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. Job 1:10 AMP
  • rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.” Luke 10:20 NASB
  • there is [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus 1 Timothy 2:5 AMP
  • Why consult the dead on behalf of the living? Isaiah 8:19 NIV
  • I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalms 4:8 NKJV
  • In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves. Psalms 127:2 NIV
  • When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Prov. 3:24 NASB
  • When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet. Prov. 3:24 NKJV

 

  • His ears are attentive to their cry Psalms 34:15 NIV
  • the prayer of the upright is His delight. Proverbs 15:8 NKJV
  • Surely the Lord God does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 NASB
  • One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple.Psalms 27:4 NKJV
  • You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high. Isaiah 58:4 NIV

(this implies that fasting correctly can get heaven’s attention)

  • May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Rom. 15:13
  • I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the HOPE to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
  • The Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalms 29:11 NASB
  • “But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side; there is neither adversary nor misfortune. 1 Kings 5:4 NASB
  • Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s sons; also the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were born on Joseph’s knees. Genesis 50:23 NASB

(What God did for any one person He can do for you)

  • God does not show favouritism Rom 2:11 Acts 10:34 NIV Deut 10:17 ISV

 

  • without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
     Heb 11:6 NASB
  • After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
  • Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Gen 5:24
  • Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment? Amos 3:3 NASB
  • I will give you a full life span Ex 23:26 NIV
  • Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died Deut 34:7 NIV
  • we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net. Luke 5:5 NKJV
  • When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break.
  • do what is right without being frightened by any fear. 1 Peter 3:6 | NASB
  • You alone who are to be feared Ps 76:7 NIV
  • Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you Isaiah 41:10 AMP
  • all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Rom 3:23 NIV
  • the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 6:23 NIV
  • Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Acts 2:38 NIV
  • Wealth and riches will be in his house Psalms 112:3 | NKJV
  • Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. Genesis 26:12-14 NKJV
  • A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children Prov.13:22 ESV
  • May the LORD give you increase more and more, You and your children. Ps 115:14 NKJV
  • He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth. Psalms 25:13 NKJV
  • Have You not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. Job 1:10 AMP
  • Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity. Psalms 118:25 NKJV
  • the humble will inherit the land And will delight themselves in abundant prosperity. Psalms 37:11 NASB
  • let them say continually, “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” Psalms 35:27 NKJV
  • He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psalms 1:3 NKJV
  • God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity Psalms 68:6 NASB

 

  • God does not show favouritism Rom 2:11 Acts 10:34 NIV Deut 10:17 ISV

Example

  • Lady healed touching hem of His garment Mt 9:20 Mk5:39 Lk8:40
  • Others healed touching hem of His garment Mt 14:36
  • Jesus got into the boat belonging to Simon and asked him to put out a little from shore. And sitting down, He taught the people from the boat.
  • …When they had done so (what He told them to do), they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to tear. Luke 5:3-6 Berean Study
  • do what is right without being frightened by any fear. 1 Peter 3:6 | NASB
  • You alone are to be feared Ps 76:7 NIV
  • Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you Isaiah 41:10 AMP
  • In all that he does, he prospers. Ps 1:3 ESV
  • Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him. Gen 26:12 NIV
  • She did what she could. Mark 14:18 NIV
  • Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many? John 6:9 (This led to thousands being fed.)
  • your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. Isaiah 59:2 NKJV
  • If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NIV
  • Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.”And you forgave the guilt of my sin.Psalms 32:5 NIV