This is part one, on a series on receiving answers to our prayers.
Three little letters. If we understood the message within, it could set us free as Christians, and the lost, would be amazed, by our Faith, and our answered prayers.
It surprises me that I have not heard this Scripture taught, in the last 7 years.
It is probably taught, in Childrens Church, with Noah, Jonah, and Moses, and his miracles. Childrens stories, nice if true, but really… (we have grown beyond, these silly superstitions).
We haven’t heard these tales, since we were children, our Preachers don’t Preach them, (that is Sunday school stuff).
I believe that is one reason the Power and might of God, isn’t more apparent in our Churches. (They consider it the milk not the meat of the Word).
If God can’t do the things written in His book. Or doesn’t, do them anymore, why believe any of the Book.
I drink milk all the time, it helps to make my body strong, it would do the same for the Churches.
To me it is all truth, and all available to whosoever will.
Jesus said: ONLY BELIEVE. Do we?
Luke: 11. 5-13
“And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?
And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity (tenacity, his never giving up), he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Companion verses in Matthew).
In the time of Joseph, (who was led by the Spirit of God), it was his knowledge and wisdom from God, that caused Pharaoh to ask:
“Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?”
Where the Spirit of God is there is Liberty, people are looking for a demonstration of His Power, for a sign of His Presence.
There should be signs and wonders following.
That is a promise the Lord left with and for, THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
After the Exodus, the People were told to tell their children, the truth of the miracles of God.
Explain, how they had seen, and considered, and understood, and believed, in an Awesome God, who did miracles.
We have lost that belief, or forgotten how to walk in Faith.
There are certain conditions, truths to learn, that the Lord has put forth, as guidelines to answered prayer.
There is no formula to follow, no special incantation, or a spell that makes the Lord answer our prayers, but there are pointers to finding out His will and learning to pray that.
The first clue is this:
“Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
First, we must learn to DELIGHT OURSELVES IN, and TO ABIDE IN, THE LORD. We will begin to desire the Spiritual.
We must love the Lord, know His Word and Will and Walk in it.
“That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.”
“This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
We must once again, learn how to believe. We must learn to Seek the Spiritual, to find the Natural.
Learn to Ask, until we receive, Seek until we find, Knock until the Door is opened.
Please, I always look forward to feedback. Pro or Con. How will we grow, if not through communication as well as study and prayer.
Thanks for visiting. Blessings