Now comes the prayer. Note that God cannot answer prayer unless it fulfils the following:
(a) It is in faith - Hebrew 11:6
(b) It is according to His will - 1 John 5:14-15
(c) It is from a holy heart - Psalm 66:18
In fact, once you ascertain that God will hear you, it is as good as saying you have the answer – John 5:13-14. The problem with many is that they are never sure of God’s will about them and the situation they are praying about. That’s why you need to get into His word. The Word of God is the will of God revealed – so to find His will about anything, go to His word.
Isaiah 45:19 (TLB) “I publicly proclaim bold promises; I do not whisper obscurities in some dark corner that no one can know what I mean. And I didn’t tell Israel to ask me for what I didn’t plan to give! No, for I Jehovah speak only truth and righteousness that’s God.”
God never promised anything too good to be true neither has He promised to give you what is not in the Bible. When you see any promise in the Bible, it belongs to only one person! HE THAT BELIEVES! THAT IS YOU IF YOU DARE TO BELIEVE IT. YOU ARE TO BOLDLY STAND ON HIS WORD.
People get into all kinds of deception because they do not get into the word of God and find what He says for them. Unless your prayer is covered by scripture, you will not receive. It is just like someone who does not pay tithe and is believing God to rebuke the devourer from his labour. That is not answerable. He is not fulfilling the scripture. Likewise, a brother not doing any work and asking God to bless him is not scriptural– what would God bless?
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of You! Help me to pray according to Your own will in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Numbers 33:40-35:34, Luke 5:12-28, Psalm 65:1-13, Proverbs 11:23