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Prayer that Opens the Gates of Heaven – Break the Curses and Enter a New Cycle of Blessings

Sunday, 14th February 2021

Ps Kathy Poon

At the end of last year, the prophet, Ps Hsieh, in our Mother Church received a vision. The vision is a cross bearing two bags on both sides, one bag says 2020 and one bag says 2021. We know that due to COVID-19 last year, the whole world was affected and the vision means Jesus carried all our pains. The vision also means that the future of humankind fully depends on the cross, the love of the cross will bring all the people together, and the work of Salvation will be fulfilled.

In 2021 we are going to face bigger challenges, the environment will be more difficult, but in the bag, God revealed Ps Hsieh three things: 1 A Crown – God reigns; 2. A Fish – be the fisher of men; 3. A Light – All Christians will arise and shine.

“If you have run with the footmen and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses?” Jeremiah 12:5a

In 2020, we felt tired already even when walking with men, but in 2021, we will be running with horses! But how do we run? In the Bible, the prophet Elijah was able to run with the horse of Ahab.

“Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.” 1 Kings 18:46

How can we run in 2021? Run by the Holy Spirit! Before Jesus ascended to Heaven, He promised the disciples the pour down of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Promise of God, but there was a condition, Jesus asked the disciples to pray until the gates of Heaven open. We need the Holy Spirit to come upon us and only through prayers we can receive this outpouring of the Holy Spirit. How to pray? We pray with RUN!

R – Repent

“Israel sinned and was afflicted with locusts – rend your hearts, not your clothes, but return to Me with all your hearts” Joel 2:13

Two things happened when people repented:

  • Blessings of the physical world: pouring down the early and latter rain
  • Blessings of the spiritual realm: pouring down the Holy Spirit

“Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnared us” Hebrews 12:1

Lay aside every weight and sin, repent and return to God! If we don’t return to God then we have no return.

U – United

We need to be united, when we pray in unity, we will receive happiness. In Acts 1:14, it talks about the Upper Room Prayer. There were 11 disciples, Mary the mother of Jesus and His brothers. When they prayed together, the Holy Spirit poured down.

Revival Prayer Group (RPG) is a movement in the post-pandemic era, when we come in groups of a few number of people and pray together. RPG is derived from the Lord’s Prayer, and as we proclaim, repent and pray, we experience many miracles of God. When we seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness, everything else He will give to us.

We have a purpose when we meet together, to pray. The Name of the Lord is Holy and through the Lord’s Prayer, we can see that His Name came be proclaimed in every sentence we pray. When we declare His Name, we also declare what God can do for us!

When we pray, God’s presence will be with us, and when God’s presence is with us, all the blessings will be poured down to us. In 2021 we need to arise and RUN! We need to come before God and repent, we need to come before God in unity, so all the curses will be broken and blessings will pour down to this land! This is our mission!

N – Nonstop

We should pray nonstop. In 1 Kings 18:42-43, it talks about Elijah praying again and again for the rain. God promised Elijah when he prayed the rain will come down, there were already three years without rain. So Elijah went up to the mountain of Carmel and pray. For seven times coming back and forth and finally the rain came. Elijah did not stop to pray until the rain came down.

“Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. and he prayed again and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.” James 5:17-18

When we are facing the challenges of 2021, God said to stop looking at our hearts, stop look at the environment, but look up to God and we will see hope. Chuck Pierce prophesied that God wants to raise up a watchmen movement and bring breakthrough from heaven to earth. We need to break the curses by getting up and praying together.

“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who [b]make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes.” (Isaiah 62:6-7a)