Morning prayer times are essential to our walk with God. Discover an increase in God’s abiding Presence as you seek Him early in the day.
Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.Mark 1:35
I can remember a time when having got up before the break of day that I had an unusual time of prayer. Technically you would say it was still “nighttime” – probably around 5:00am in the morning for earlier. This was when I was new in the Lord. One of the things I noticed was the spiritual climate was very different. What I sensed was that because people were still sleeping the spiritual atmosphere was much easier to penetrate with God’s glory and Presence.
The feeling was that there was little to no spiritual resistance because, as I reasoned it out, people were still sleeping – because of this it also seemed that the demonic was not as active. That may seem kind of far out to some, but it made sense to me and still does. There is something about the quiet times of the day where all is mostly shut down that creates an opportunity to breakthrough into the atmosphere – to put your foot forward through the door so to speak.
We see Jesus rising early in the morning to the place of prayer. Sometimes He would spend all night in prayer. There is no formula to it but what we do see is that Jesus lived out praying without ceasing. He had a constant communion with the Father. He was abiding. He was setting the example for us on how we are to interact with God and how our authority is directly connected to our intimacy with God.
Not only did Jesus pray, He also spoke with the weight and power of heaven backing Him up. He commanded in the power of the Spirit. With His command evil spirits would leave. With a command or a simple word people would be healed. He was also saturated with the glory of heaven. John said, “We beheld His glory.” Because He was immersed in the glory of God He could create healing putty out of mud and stick in a blind man’s eyes so they would be healed. Jesus functioned in every aspect of the glory of heaven as the Kingdom of God was manifested through Him.
Jesus could do nothing apart from the Father. In same way, we can do nothing apart from Him. He is the Vine, we are the branches. As we abide in Him we will bear much fruit, fruit that remains. The Lord spoke to me through a dream recently saying, “What is the goal? Before I could respond he said, “FRUIT – salvations, miracles and healings.” This is the fruit Jesus is talking about. He told us that the works that He did we would do as well – and greater works than what He did!
All of this is to say that none of it is possible without a life that is abiding in the Vine. Just as Jesus dwelt in the Father and the Father dwelt in Him by the Spirit – so we also are called to live out that same kind of lifestyle. Through our devotion in prayer, both rising early and keeping that flame burning throughout the day we are able to walk in our God-given authority to see amazing fruit for the Kingdom of God.
Be encouraged not to wait to engage with God in prayer early in your days, through your days and in the night seasons. Every day that goes by without learning to abide are opportunities missed. Make the most of your time because the days are evil. As you abide in Him, don’t only pray – command things to be so and watch God back you up. As you dwell in Him you have heaven ready to assist.
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Enjoy God’s Presence!
Wow, all I can say is Wow! this one touches my whole being. It is great to have music that you can just lay there and enjoy God’s presence. I know, because some music can?t take you all they way in and this one does for me, Just WOW.
Takes Me Into Realms of the Kingdom of God
I love the tracks on this album. Takes me straight into the realms of the Kingdom of God that were not quire reachable without it. A must have if you want to go into deeper levels of prayer and warfare on behalf of the Kingdom of God!
Audrea V. Heard
Walk with God
John Belt has written a great book that reminds me, convicts me and encourages me to put first things first. Why? So that I may prosper and succeed in every aspect of my walk with God. Thanks, John!
Barbara Yoder, Apostolic Leader
Used as Music Therapy for with Cognitive Issues
Beautiful, calming instrumental music by John Belt. Thanks.
This is my go to CD to soak in His presence!! Love it!
Wonderful worship 😊
So pleased with this music! If you desire to unwind, this artist understands how to help create the atmosphere for it to happen.
Used in the Classroom
Our teacher took Portals of Heaven and played it in the class room for almost 4 hrs. She said her children began settling down and being quiet and calm. She said after that they begin drawing and they were drawing pictures of angels without any prompting as to what to draw.
Atmosphere of Heaven
Now I have been able to truly find someone to whom I can listen and who transports me in the atmosphere of heaven.
Raul De Sevilla
I purchased this for our church – Prayer background music. It’s beautiful. I totally recommend it to anyone who wants to get quiet and centered with God!