Saturday, March 16, 2013

How Big Is Your Robe?

This morning while praying for a friend that the Lord open the floodgates of Heaven and pour down such blessing that there wouldn't be room enough to receive it....He continued my prayer by bringing to mind...."pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]." (Amp., Matt. 6:38)

Then the Lord spoke: "How big is your robe?"  This was not only a question the Lord wanted to ask her, but for myself and I believe the Body of Christ. 

And what the Lord put on my heart this morning was "How much are we anticipating the blessings He has in store to give to us?"  Are we anticipating His opening of the windows of Heaven above us, or are we anticipating just a little trickle?

I'm looking at this for my own heart to now pray in anticipation and thankfulness for what the Lord is doing in the situation for which I continue to pray.  I am opening the bosom of my robe to expect an overflowing of all the Lord has in His answer to my prayers and in intercession for others. 

Would you like to join me in opening the bosom of your robe?  Sometimes it is difficult when we've been praying so long about a situation, and it seems that the answer will never come.  But reflect and remind God of His promises He's made to you....and if His promise was acccording to His Word, then you can trust you heard from Him.  Maybe the Lord wants to bring someone to join you in prayer and believing God for your deepest prayers.  For where two or more are gathered in His Name, there He is in the midst of us.  Praise God! 

Come to Him with thankfulness for what He's already done in the heavenly realm.  Ask Him to show you the answer to your prayer....for we are to fight the good fight...and the purpose of prophecy is for spiritual warfare. 1Tim. 1:18

Maybe you're saying to yourself that what you're praying seems impossible considering the present circumstances....Rrealize that God not only sees the present, but He sees the future.  He sees the answer to your prayer in the Heavenly realm. 

Approach His Throne of grace with confidence and thanksgiving for He is not slack concerning His promises, and the God of all peace shall soon put satan under our feet.  Hallelujah!  This means that we can cover the situation with the Blood of Jesus and pray in confidence that He hears us knowing that His arm is not too short that it cannot save.

So let's go to His Throne of grace and mercy and compassion together. 
Father, I lift ___________ to You, today in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, who has defeated all our enemies at the Cross.  I plead the Blood of Jesus over _________ knowing that Your Blood defeats the enemy.  And satan, I rebuke you in the life/situation of ____________ and cancel all your plans against ________; binding all the demons in hell whom you've assigned against _____________, and I declare the righteousness of God over ____________.
Thank You, Father for Your answer for I trust You to bring Your heavenly plan and purpose into ______________.  And Lord, I am putting on the biggest robe available that you pour down such blessing that there is not room enough to contain it.  I receive all that You have in store, in Jesus' Name.  For You have promised to do exceedingly, abundantly above all I ask or think according to the power that works in us. (Eph. 3:20)  Lord, I acknowledge that the power in me is the power of the Holy Spirit and Your promises are Yea and Amen.  Hallelujah!  Praise You, Jesus for Your manifestation of this prayer and I vow to give You all the praise, glory and honor.  In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen.

Be blessed this day.
Ever yours in Christ,


  1. AMEN! I so needed to read this and pray in agreement today,
    thank you so much for sharing
    may God Bless you and grant you the desire of your heart
    In His Amazing Love

    1. And you also, Pam. I don't know what you've been praying for, but these are the scriptures the Lord put on my heart for you when I was typing my reply. Ps. 37:4, Prov. 3:5-6, Is. 66:9
      Blessings in Christ,

  2. Crista, this really blesses me, and so happy to see you found some time to blog, as I know how busy you are this month anticipating the upcoming wedding of your son and his new bride-to-be.

    I love the line in the very first paragraph where you said, "HE continued my prayer..." Oh, how glorious the work of TRUE INTERCESSION. He takes over, and does our praying for us!!! Glory to His Name.

    As one who knows the power of the prayers of Sis. Crista Simmons when God stirs her up to pray, I encourage anyone else reading to receive this word because it will bring LIFE and FAITH to your heart!!! And I say that as one who is not just giving "lip-service", but as a sister in the Lord who has a TESTIMONY about how God has moved in my family because of your faithful prayers on our behalf!!!

    So thankful for you, my precious friend!

    Lots of love in Jesus, Clo

  3. Dearest Clo,
    The Lord never ceases to bless my heart through you! Thank You, Jesus for our continued friendship!

    It actually gave me great repose to take time to write this morning, and it felt good to write again.
    Now, I'm praying and asking the Lord what He would like to convey next.

    ~It is a continued privilege to pray for you and your family. I praise Jesus for His answers; for He alone is worthy.
    Blessings and love in Christ always,


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