Bishop Larry Jackson wrote this song "Hear Our Prayer" when he was on a consecration journey with Bishop Wellington Boone in South Korea. They were both speaking at a Promise Keepers meeting in Nashville when Bishop Boone spontaneously invited him to come on stage with him to sing this powerful song.
In Part 1 of Seven Reasons for Consecration Bishop Boone asks, "Who is willing to consecrate his service to the Lord?" He is teaching from David's provision of materials for Solomon to build the temple, as recorded in 1 Chronicles 29.
God used David giving his wealth for the temple as a picture of Himself, not only as a picture of David and his son Solomon. Jesus is called David’s greater Son. God so loved the world that He gave His best, His only begotten Son.
In Ephesians 1:19 and 20 (NLT) Paul wrote, “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”
Look at what that means to you personally. God has given Christians the same mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead!
Everyone has some level of death within them—darkness, deceit, ignorance, behavior that’s inappropriate, drugs of any sort. We all have a death side, but God says that the mighty power that raised Jesus from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in heavenly realms is the same power that dwells in you.
Then why aren’t you operating at full strength? Why can’t you defeat the wickedness you see? Because you don’t know what you have, the incredible greatness of God’s power in you.
You can know where principalities are operating. You can see who they are and break them down and cast them down. Demons, wicked spirits, principalities—you can see what they're up to and defeat them when you take authority and operate each day in the same power that raised Christ from the dead.
The Lord allowed for this country to become the number one global power, but it appears that we're falling way faster than we went up.
Reading from the Declaration of Independence:
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
Back in the day, Thomas Jefferson and those people declared who they were as a nation and we became that. Nobody in our past was fully given over to God, but look at how much of God they had that we would become the number one global power. So much came from our forefathers and there were some other people who carried it on. And now, look, we're even confused about our historical underpinnings and the place of God in it.
As long as we're living, God can build this nation based on our standards as Christians because we have adopted His standards. That is how I see it.
Jesus on the cross demonstrated for all eternity that the road to leadership in the economy of God is the low road of a worm. As Bishop Boone often says, a snake when it is stepped on strikes back. A worm when it is stepped on is easily crushed.
Before Jesus went to the cross, He washed His disciples’ feet and gave us a picture of humility and servanthood in Christian ministry
(English) John 13:16. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
(German) Johannes 13:16. Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch: Der Knecht ist nicht größer als sein Herr, noch der Apostel größer als der, der ihn gesandt hat.
On one of Bishop Boone's trips to Germany several years ago, he taught this message to German men on the subject of Wurmtraining (Worm Training) about humility in the life and ministry of Jesus. It is drawn from Psalm 22 and John 13. In his first book Breaking Through he introduced Worm Training worldwide in 1996.
This teaching on conflict resolution has changed the lives of Black Americans and has been applauded in his trips to Germany, also.
As a teenager in the 1960s, Wellington Boone attended high schools in Frankfurt and Bremerhaven, Germany, while his stepfather served with the American military. In May 2019 he will be making his fourth trip to Germany since September 2017, when he received a new word from the Lord given by a vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Tom Phillips. You can read more of his vision and endorsements here: Bishop Boone’s Vision for Working with Christian Leaders in Germany
Bishop Boone’s Wurmtraining message is based on the prophetic words of Psalm 22 that Jesus spoke on the cross (in English and German):
Verse 1, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?”
Vers 1. Mein Gott, mein Gott, warum hast du mich verlassen? Ich schreie, aber meine Hilfe ist ferne.
Followed by these words—
Verse 6. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
Vers 6. Ich aber bin ein Wurm und kein Mensch, ein Spott der Leute und verachtet vom Volke.
As Bishop Boone often says, “A snake when it is stepped on strikes back. A worm when it is stepped on is easily crushed. If Christians are not catching fish, maybe they are using the wrong bait. They have become more like snakes than worms.”
We need to find a place of greater proximity to God where we can hear His voice and act upon it. When we don’t hear God, the life of God is not displayed enough through us.
One of the great works of the Devil is distraction. He wants you to become occupied with something else other than getting close to God through familiarity with his voice.
I have taught on hearing God's voice. I have read things about it. I have listened to others talk about hearing God's voice. But this is more than a teaching. It is more than a study.
This whole thing has to become our reality. It has to become so real that we bank our thoughts, our words, and our deeds on what God has said.
Source: Kingmakers Call, April 1, 2019
My inner being was not made to be occupied by other people's nonsense. My insides were made to be occupied by eternal realities. God intends that your life will have a positive effect on others because of your relationship with Him. You don’t always realize the impact you are having on others in terms of your presence, your attitudes, how you handle your children or somebody else’s children, or how you respond to your husband or wife. Your behavior could be the one thing that not only changes your marriage but also turns around the marriages of others who are watching your life. God may not let you see the impact you are having, but that doesn't mean that it didn't happen. God has reserved a lot of things about you that you won’t see until the next world. Source: Kingmakers Conference Call March 4, 2019.
When Daniel fasted and prayed for insight into the vision that God had given him, angels were sent to do battle over nations! Daniel 10:12 is an amazing Scripture. It says that someone came from the eternal realm came to Daniel in response to his prayers and said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven.” Spirits from Satan will continue to rule nations until we pray with the authority that God has given us. Jesus not only said “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth” but He also said, “Therefore, go” (Matthew 28:18-19 NLT). (This message was recorded on a live Kingmakers call on February 25, 2019.)
If you are a Christian, cities need the spiritual awakening that only you can bring. Why aren’t you in charge? You have the ability of Christ but seemingly politicians, educators, and business leaders have more confidence in their leadership ability than you do. Jesus gave His disciples authority to take over the world after spending only three years with them. He sent us the same Word and the same Holy Spirit. He is still with us. Read what He said in the Gospels that forced them to come up to His level of revelation and receive their destiny to change the world. This message was preached at Morningstar Church in Fort Mill, SC, on February 24, 2019, at 11 AM.