Mat 14:14-20 KJV 14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. 15 And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. 16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18 He said, Bring them hither to me. 19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.

the same story is given in the book of John

Joh 6:5 KJV When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

Our needs are numerous and I would like to divide them into physical needs, material needs, financial needs, academic needs, survival needs and spiritual needs.

In the text and theme for his programme, the Lord Jesus identified the need of the people. He told the disciples not to send the people away just like that but to provide for their needs.

No 1 thing that I want to pass across is that God recognizes our needs and is more concerned about our needs much more than we are concerned. He knows what we need. 

He was the one that initiated it. He had compassion.

Mat 6:32 KJV (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

God is not our problem or holding things back

Psa 84:11 KJV For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Rom 8:32 KJV He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Mat 7:11 KJV If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Jas 1:17 KJV Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

2. The supply out marched the need. The supply is much more than the need.

Phi 4:19 KJV But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

4. We are already blessed.

Eph 1:3 KJV Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

2Pe 1:3 KJV According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

2Co 8:9 KJV For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

So a new testament believer is coming on the premise of what the Lord Jesus has done.

Our job is to place a demand on what has been provided.

Mat 7:7 KJV Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

Joh 16:23 KJV And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

The first “ask” there is “erotao” it means to beseech while the second “ask” is “aiteo”

The word “ask” is “aiteo” in Greek and it means to place a demand on what is due you. What you are entitled to. Which is strictly a demand of something due.

What is something due? It is something that lawfully and legitimately belongs to you, something you deserved. If you are a civil servant now at the end of the month they pay you your wages or salary. It is your due, entitlement and benefit.

In any covenant, there is a benefactor, beneficiaries and benefits. The benefits are our due because of what Jesus did on the cross. So we come to the Father based on what has been accomplished otherwise we have no right to approach God.

Joh 16:23 KJV And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.

Our job is not therefore to plead, beg, appease or appeal to God in any manner or form but to place a demand as a beneficiary of the new covenant.

It is your season for answers, it is your season for notable miracles and testimonies.

Many times we ask and it seems the answer is not coming and this is the reason why many people resort to begging and pleading with God. 

They are like Daniel in the book of Daniel. He had prayed in Dan 9 and got an answer within 3 minutes but in Dan 10, he prayed but this time around the answer was not forthcoming and so he remained on his knees for 21 days whereas when you read the account his prayer was answered like before the very day he prayed.

Dan 10:12-13 KJV 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

What happened? He had no privilege of knowing until the angel came. The angel had been held down by the prince of Persia for 21 days.

Whenever a third party is involved in your request, especially finances, they become the variable. Satan can stop them. 

When you pray God gives a command to somebody or an angel. God is not going to come and buy your market or marry you as the case may be, all He does is to give a command and His job is done.

The devil may stop the person God has spoken to to come and buy from you, be your destiny helpers, marry you, assist you. You will think it is God who has not answered you but there are spiritual forces at work.

That is why we pray intercessory prayers.

Our job in these prayer conferences is to fight the good fight of faith. What is the good fight of faith?

1Ti 6:12 KJV Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

It is to take back what is yours that has been hijacked and taken into the devil’s custody John 10:10

It is to command our situation and circumstance to align up with the word of God and the redemptive rights we have in Christ Jesus.

Finally our job is to resist the devil that does not want us to enjoy our benefits and rights in the kingdom.

Jas 4:7 KJV Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

To resist is to actively fight against. It is not to wait on God patiently but to arise and receive what belongs to us. 

To resist the devil is to dispossess him of what he has stolen from us and recover them.

It is to defend your rights, healing, blessing and miracles.

In conclusion, when we are praying we pray from the position of victory not defeat. We pray from the position of havers and those that have nothing. Somebody praying Oh Lord heal me or provide for me has already accepted defeat and he is fighting from a position of defeat. But when we stand on the word of God we will cause the necessary changes to ourselves and to others.


If you believe the word of God and the Bible, no one prayer is to appreciate God. Because He has provided. He is not our problem, He is not holding back. We must thank the Father for what Jesus has done.

Deu 28:8 KJV The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

It is the blessing and not the blessings of a blessing, those ones are by product of the blessing. The blessing is the empowerment to be successful.

Oh Lord command your blessing upon me, upon the work of my hands.

Deu 8:18 KJV But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Oh Lord release upon my life now power, idea, wisdom, grace, ability, understanding to get wealth in Jesus name.

One of the things that frustrate people is when you are enjoying the fruit of your labour then they are destroyed such was the case of Israelites in Judges chapter six, the Amenities come to destroy the increase of the land with their camels and they make Israelites to be poor and destitute. Every Amalekites assigned against you shall perish by fire in Jesus name.

Every bondage of poverty upon my life, finances, career and family, be broken and annulled right now in Jesus name.

Every curse and covenant of poverty upon my life and destiny, as I begin to pray, be annulled and broken in Jesus name.

Any yoke and curse of financial hardship, financial struggling and financial imbalance upon my life and destiny be destroyed in Jesus name.

Every yoke of debt, borrowing, lack and want upon my life be broken in Jesus name.

Every yoke of hunger and famine upon my life and career, be consumed right now in Jesus name.

Power for wealth, anointing for financial prosperity, power for a lack  life fall upon me

Every yoke of limitation, restriction and demonic embargoes upon my life and destiny shattered by fire in Jesus name.

Every yoke of family affliction, every oppression that is hereditary, every ancestral plague upon my life, break now by fire in Jesus name.

Every yoke of common prison upon my life and destiny, every fetter and chain of collective captivity upon my life shatter by fire right now.

I decree and declare my heavens are open wide, let the angels bring my blessings that have been withheld and hijacked now in Jesus name.

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