A few days ago I watched “Toddlers and Tiaras” with my daughter on TLC. It’s a reality show where little girls are made to look like grown women to compete in pageants. The parents, I think, are living out their lost dreams in their little daughters. I think a few may have honest intentions. I don’t watch this show often. I flip by it. That day I decided to watch about 10 minutes of it to see what was up. One of the mothers described a hair style she wanted her daughter to have for the competition. She said “Jack it to Jesus!” I laughed at the expression. I had never heard anything like that. My daughter who is in college started using that expression the next day when I was doing my hair. Later that night I thought about the power of prayer and using this term. It made sense to use that phrase in getting a breakthrough in prayer, when there is a great need in your life! Jack it to Jesus! Since that day that expression has stuck in my spirit.
The term, for me means to “lift up as high as you can what you need”. The woman on the show wanted her daughter’s hair stacked high. In reality there are times when we need our prayers to “Jack it to Jesus”. There is a time in prayer when we need to be on high fire for God. In our prayers we need to lift up with power, our requests before God. We need to send up our cries to the heaven. Jesus paid the price for us to have a right go to God through him to lift up our needs. The Holy Spirit knows how to “Jack it to Jesus!”. This year is a year of prayer. This year is a year of lifting our voices like never before to God. We need to get back on fire in prayer and pray for others. The mom on the show knew that the higher her daughter’s hair was, that the chances of her winning were greater. In reality it is the same in prayer, but with faith! With our faith high we get answers…..when we believe! We Jack it to Jesus with great faith!
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:23-24
There are two words that over the years have been missing somewhat from some churches. Those words are; the Anointing and the Holy Ghost. The anointing is the Spirit’s ability to move and fill us with fresh power. I have heard people sing and I have heard people sing under the anointing. There is a big difference. We need the anointing. The anointing is referred to as oil and water in the word. The oil is a symbolically referenced throughout the Bible. The truth of being anointed comes from symbolically the press of God in our lives and walk as his children. It is then that the anointing comes out of us. It is a yielded life in the spirit. The anointing comes out from the press of the Holy Spirit moving in us. The anointing flows from the yielded life that has been pressed by God. That yielded life produces works that release his power. Last year was a year of great pressure . This year is year of great anointing! Every year should be that way as we walk with Jesus!
The second word is the “Holy Ghost”. A ghost is a term used when someone is dead and their spirit is left hanging around. I don’t believe in ghosts… I’ll explain that later. But I do believe the term is referring to something that is there after death. We have died in Christ for those who believe. We are raised with Christ and carry our cross. The Holy Ghost lives in us since we are dead ,but are risen in him. We have a new Spirit that lives in us since we have died to our selves! We have the Holy Ghost! I can recall when I was in the apostolic church many years ago a song about getting the Holy Ghost! We lifted up a high praise to God. We Jacked our praise to Jesus! In the Holy Ghost. This year is a refreshing of that need to live in the Holy Ghost and not in our flesh. So many problems can be resolved in our lives if we live in the spirit. We must realize we are a new creation in Christ Jesus. Old things are passed away. We have been Jacked up to Jesus!
Make this year count and cry out to God like never before. Let your prayers be made known. Spend more time in prayer. Pray in your mind and heart. Lift up your needs to Jesus. Lift up your needs bodily to Jesus! This year with your heart, cry out to God with everything you have held inside that you need! Praise him with a pure heart! Lift him up! Everything you need…. Jack it Jesus!