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Prophetic-Deliverance Hour With Dr. Pauline Walley-Daniels Theme: 9 Days Prayer Fast for Sacrificial Evangelism May 1-9, 2017 Segment III

Prophetic-Deliverance Hour
With
Dr. Pauline Walley-Daniels

Theme:
9 Days Prayer Fast for Sacrificial Evangelism
May 1-9, 2017

Segment III
Day Seven Nine: Sunday to Tuesday, May 7-9, 2017
Prayer Focus: Fishers of Men and the Evangelistic Grounds

Introduction:
The Great Commission: As we continue to pray and fast for the salvation of souls around the world, it is very important for us to identify the various evangelistic grounds in our environment. There is an opportunity to fish, wherever we may be at any point in time. Anywhere and everywhere could be a fishing ground for souls, as sinners and sinful habits can be found everywhere. We must bear in mind that every churchgoer has not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior.
People may be in church, they may be actively involved because they love the Lord, and desire to be connected to the heart of the Lord, yet they have never heard the kind of gospel message that is needed to lead them in the sinners prayer. They have never had the opportunity to make the gospel commitment.
They have never confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
They have never surrendered their lives to Jesus.
They have never heard about the need to be Born Again.
They are in the crowd, and do not understand the need for a personal commitment in this regard.
Like Nicodemus, they need to come to Jesus by night, to be taught the way of salvation. Nicodemus was a ruler of the Jew, and did not know how to be connected to heart of the Lord, until he came to Jesus by night. There are so many preachers and ministers standing in the pulpit and working in the field, who have never had a personal encounter with Jesus. They are loved and accepted on the ministerial grounds as long as they keep the moral integrity required of them.
John 3:1-10,
1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said to him, Verily, verily, I say to thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith to him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said to thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the sound of it, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said to him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said to him, Art thou a teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things?

Fishers of Men: The main job of a fisherman is to catch fishes in living waters. There are different types of waters and each type produces its kind of fishes. Living waters such as streams, lakes, rivers, sea and ocean are all fishing grounds. Dirty waters like the lagoon and waste water systems also produce certain types of fishes.
During his mission on earth, Christ Jesus called out some of his disciples from the fishing environment. He used the language of their occupation to draw them into the kingdom of righteousness. From there on, the Lord utilized the skills in the environment of fishing, and the fishermen, as well as their equipment to propagate the message of the kingdom. Matthew 4:17-20,
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith to them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
20 And they immediately left their nets, and followed him.

From there onward, the Lord developed a strong tie to the fishing environment that got the attention of the fishers. Hence, the fish became a symbol of evangelism.
Relevance of Our Profession to Evangelism: Evangelism has a strong tie to our daily endeavors in the academic sector, employment sector and the market place. There is an opportunity to share the gospel and lead somebody to the Lord, wherever man may be found.
We have to learn to use our secular occupation and professionalism as grounds for evangelism.
We must endeavor to connect with people and fish them out of the world of sinfulness.
We have to utilize every opportunity as a ground for fishing for souls.

Lifestyle Evangelism:
Character and Integrity Evangelism: Our character is a strong ground for fishing. In time past, the character of a Christian was a strong base for evangelism. Character is the moral fiber that shows the quality of our daily disposition. We did not have to tell people who we are, before they know who we were, because our integrity spoke louder than words.
The expression of the internal was naturally exhibited on the outside to reveal the characteristic of the image of God.
The demonstration of the fruit of the spirit was very natural.
The fear of God was naturally exhibited in what was said and done.
These days, it is difficult for peoples make up to draw souls into the kingdom of righteous. In order to restore the image of God into our personality, we need to examine our temperament.
When people look at us, what do they see?
Do they see the image of God in us?
Do we have the kind of integrity that speaks about the Lord Jesus Christ?
What kind of tree are we and what kind of fruit do we bear?
Matthew 7:15-20,
7 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits: Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles:
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them,

Behavioral Evangelism: In addition to Character is behavioral evangelism. It is a place where people admire us so much so that they want to be like us and do what we do. It is a point of attraction that draws people to us because they want to be like us.
Behavior has to do with our actions, manners, performances, conducts, and deeds. Behavioral evangelism is eccentric, but simple.
It helps sinners to crave for a change of life.
It enables unbelievers to see the need to follow our steps.
It enables people to desire what we have.
It gives people an idea of what it means to be a Christian.
It is a demonstration of Christ type of life Christ-like.

Act 11:22-30,
22 Then tidings of these things came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all that with purpose of heart they would cleave to the Lord.
24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith: and many people were added to the Lord.
25 Then Barnabas departed to Tarsus, to seek Saul:
26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Cesar.
29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea.
30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Attitudinal Concept: Attitude has a lot to do with witnessing and sharing the gospel with sinners. The people of the world have a mind-set about who a Christian is and the guarding principles a typical one is expected to uphold. Anything short of that expectation is a compromise, a fade and spurious.
The lifestyle and dressing of a Christian has always been a point of identification and attraction for honor. Whenever a person who is respected and honored suddenly falls short of the behavioral evangelistic concept, the people in the environment are the first to notice it. Sinners know their likes, and can easily tell – who is not part of them? They are able to identify a Christian by the aromatic smell of purity of heart and character from near and afar. A change that emerges from contamination of character and behavior start to project an attitude that reveals a die away from the truth.
Luke 8:11 -18,
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the way side, are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
13 They on the rock are they, who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
14 And that which fell among thorns are they, who, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
15 But that on the good ground are they, who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they who enter in may see the light.
17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known, and come abroad.
18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whoever hath, to him shall be given; and whoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

Attitude can easily discourage young Christians especially where one was once an example and a hero to the sinners. Therefore, we need to be careful to watch against exhibiting any type of behavior that will cast away people from the kingdom of righteousness.
Isaiah 5:24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, by which ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Luke 9:25 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?

Evangelism is a lifestyle that cannot be hidden. It is an act that is exhibited consciously and unconsciously.
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-29; Acts 11:1-30

Matthew 7:1-29
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and the measure which ye give, shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thy own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thy eye; and behold, a beam is in thy own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thy own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 Give not that which is holy to dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you:
8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, the door shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, who, if his son shall ask bread, will give him a stone?
10 Or if he shall ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in by it.
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth to life, and few there are that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits: Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles:
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them,
21 Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out demons? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine.
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Acts 11:1-30
1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judea, heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 And when Peter had come to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.
4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order to them, saying,
5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:
6 Upon which when I had fastened my eyes, I considered, and saw four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping animals, and fowls of the air.
7 And I heard a voice saying to me, Arise, Peter; slay and eat.
8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.
9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven.
11 And behold, immediately there were three men already come to the house where I was, sent from Cesarea to me.
12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover, these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man’s house:
13 And he showed us how he had seen an angel in his house, who stood and said to him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter;
14 Who shall tell thee words, by which thou and all thy house shall be saved.
15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, as on us at the beginning.
16 Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did to us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what was I that I could withstand God?
18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance to life.
19 Now they who were dispersed upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but to the Jews only.
20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.
21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.
22 Then tidings of these things came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all that with purpose of heart they would cleave to the Lord.
24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit, and of faith: and many people were added to the Lord.
25 Then Barnabas departed to Tarsus, to seek Saul:
26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Cesar.
29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren who dwelt in Judea.
30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Roman 12: 1-21,
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
3 For through the grace given to me, I say, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching:
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another;
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing earnest in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14 Bless them who persecute you; bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16 Be of the same mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18 If it is possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thy enemy hungereth, feed him; if he thirsteth, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Prayer Points:
Let us pray for the eyes that see and identify fishing grounds for salvation of souls.
Let us pray that our occupational and professional jobs will become evangelistic grounds for drawing souls into the kingdom of Righteousness.
Let us pray that our personality will be a point of contact for sinners to desire righteousness.
Let us pray that lifestyle evangelism will be an influence for convicting sinners and draw them to surrender their lives to the Lordship of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Let us pray that we will understand the value of our own salvation, so that we will not be a distraction to sinners and new converts wherever we go.
Let us pray that our personal lifestyle and relationship with others will be a mirror and example for others to imbibe.
Let us pray for knowledge and wisdom of application of righteous living that affects and transforms lives for the kingdom of God.
Let us pray for the souls that are won to be wise to stick with the word of God, and understand the purpose of their salvation.
Lets us pray against deception and confusion between fishers of men and the fishes that are drawn into the kingdom.
Let us pray that the Lord will equip and empower us to become fishers of men, and not wolves that discourage souls from cleaving to the kingdom of righteousness.
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