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#4 – What Prevents People from Experiencing God in Prayer?

post by Daniel Kolenda on January 30th, 2015

This week, Daniel and Eric discuss how a person can experience God in prayer right now and the reason that so many have difficulty in this area.

“The experience of God is so rare because scattered minds are so common.” ~ Eric Gilmour

They key then, to experiencing God is prayer, is setting all of one’s attention and affection on God, as Madame Guyon said, “Prayer is nothing but the application of the heart to God, and the internal exercise of love.”

 
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A Powerful Salvation Story (WATCH)

January 29th, 2015
 

Isha Bejeru was trapped in a lifestyle of sexual perversion and drug abuse before she met Jesus at a Christ for all Nations Gospel Campaign with Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke in 1999. That night, as she witnessed supernatural healings and miracles, her heart was opened to the Gospel. She believed that If Jesus could do these miracles He could set her free from her bondages. She surrendered her life to Christ has been a changed woman ever since. That was more than 15-years ago. Today she is married with children of her own. She is still free and is still following Jesus. Her life is a testimony to the power of the Gospel. This is Isha’s story.

 
 
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Is What You’re Living for Worth Christ Dying For? (VIDEO)

January 28th, 2015
 

“If I were to save your life, what would you do?” This was the question that Cyrus, the King of Persia asked to a rebel chieftain named Cagular whom he had captured and was about to execute. Cagular replied, “King, I would serve you the rest of my days”. We would tend to see Cagular’s pledge of allegiance and service to Cyrus as nothing more than a reasonable and expected obligation in exchange for the Kings merciful pardon. Cagular also recognized that because he was saved, he was compelled to serve.

 
 
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Should I Expect An Experience Every Time I Pray?

January 23rd, 2015
 

What is the proper expectation in prayer? Should the experience of the presence of God be a normal part of a person’s prayer life or is this reserved for special occasions?

When we come to Jesus we are coming to a living individual. Coming to Jesus isn’t coming to a bible study. Coming to Jesus isn’t coming to an IPOD. Coming to Jesus isn’t coming to a prayer list. Coming to Jesus is coming to a LIVING individual. And He is a highly experiential God! (More…)

 
 
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I Don’t Believe in Atheists

January 22nd, 2015
 

I have issued three public challenges (not to mention several private ones) to the more than 215,000 followers on my Facebook page for atheists to provide specific qualified evidence for Darwinian evolution. Each time, my challenge has been met with deafening silence. Yet, when I say something about faith in God or the wonder of His creation, I am met with hostility, insults and mockery from outspoken atheists who say I am unscientific and stupid. Maybe I am ignorant…enlighten me then – answer my question! I have been in the Church all my life, but I have never seen the dogmatism and blind faith demonstrated by these atheists. They regurgitate old, tired, refuted arguments like a chorus of mocking jays with such overconfidence they seem like a parody of themselves. If you didn’t see my challenge, here it is again. I am asking for one example (just one) that meets these five criteria: It must be a random mutation that has occurred naturally It must have been observed (aka science) It must have added NEW information to the genome The mutation must also benefit the host Don’t resort to citing silly examples of E. Coli or other microorganisms. Darwin’s model…..

 
 
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Deaf Ear Opens on Platform! (VIDEO)

January 22nd, 2015
 

The moving video below tells the story of Titi Bongo who was deaf in both ears for 17 years. She was rejected by family members and failed in school. She felt like a prisoner in solitary confinement and wanted to take her own life.

In January of 2014, Christ for all Nations visited Titi Bongo’s city of Yaoundé, Cameroon. Hundreds of thousands gathered that week to experience the Gospel. On the second night, as evangelist Daniel Kolenda was praying for the sick, Titi began to feel an intense burning in her ears and realized one of her ears could hear. What happens next will amaze you.

 
 
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God, The Master Artist (Watch)

January 21st, 2015
 

Before any masterpiece comes into being, it first exists in somebodies mind. Before a paint brush strokes a canvass. Before a chisel touches the stone. Before a piece of clay is placed on the potter’s wheel. Before the artist has a painting or a sculpture or a piece of pottery. Before the artist has anything tangble. First and foremost the artist has a dream, an intention, an inspiration. In the artist’s mind he sees what he’s going to create even before he creates it. It’s almost as though it existed before it existed.

 
 
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Why Don’t I Feel God Sometimes?

January 16th, 2015
 

Why don’t I feel God sometimes? Why do I feel Him on one occasion and not another? What should I expect to experience in communion with the Lord? In this episode Eric Gilmour and Daniel Kolenda discuss these critical questions about feeling God’s presence. This video is the first in a series being launched on my YouTube channel called, “Experiencing God.” A new video in this series will be released every Wednesday morning on my channel so I highly recommend that you CLICK HERE to subscribe.

 
 
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Deaf and Dumb Spirit Leaves During Worship!

January 15th, 2015
 

This young woman lost her hearing and speech after being taken to witchdoctors as a little girl. In July of 2014, after suffering for 16 years, she attended a Christ for all Nations Gospel Crusade in Bujumbura, Burundi. During the worship she noticed a change beginning to take place. In that meeting she was delivered and healed. This is her story.

 
 
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What Are You Living For?

January 14th, 2015
 

Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of some of history’s most illustrious British personalities; men like William Wilberforce, Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton and David Livingstone. These men are known because of what they stand for and what they lived for. On the south choir Isle there hangs a memorial to John and Charles Wesley that says, God buries His workmen, but carries on His work”, a fitting tribute for men whose lives had been lived for the Kingdom of God. Though they have been gone for many years, the part they played in advancing Gods Kingdom is what makes their lives meaningful and significant. In this video Daniel Kolenda travels to London and visits Westminster Abbey. He uses this and other illustrations to ask this most important question: What Are You Living For?

 
 
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When Sowing and Reaping Isn’t Working

January 13th, 2015
 

On May 22, 2010 I posted a blog announcing that I had decided to get back into shape. I was about 50 pounds overweight at the time. Initially, my method of choice was a popular 90-day workout and diet plan.  One unique feature of this program is that all the workouts were on video and you could follow along with a virtual room full of muscle bound athletes that seem to chuckle at you condescendingly as you struggle with your first chin up. A couple of days after I started, my 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter, joined by their mother, decided that they wanted to exercise with me and so the four of us together were warming up for a invigorating plyometric workout.  We were only about 5 minutes into the video – still somewhere in the stretches – when my son turned to me with great excitement and said, “Hey dad look…you almost got muscles…look at your elbows!”. My wife and I had a real good laugh.  I didn’t have the heart to tell him that it doesn’t work that way.  Getting out of shape didn’t happen overnight – It took a long time, lots of doughnuts, excessive periods of…..