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“And when he had called all the people [unto him], he said unto them,
Hearken unto me every one [of you], and understand: There is nothing
from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the
things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.”
acquires knowledge primarily through his senses. What we see and hear
affects our entire well-being. It gets down into our hearts, influences
our way of thinking and eventually comes out of our mouths to impact the
world around us. We should purposefully guard all of our experiences,
so that only godly, wholesome thoughts are formed in our minds and
spoken from our lips.
Negativity of any type is contagious; it will distort our point of view
and that of others. We must not permit the darkness and deception which
surround us in these last days to distract us from our divine destinies
or to cause us to step out of the perfect will of God. What we say
could defile us if we are not cautious. We can contaminate all those
with whom we come in contact.
must be very careful in the use of our words. We should always speak
and pray whatever the Lord instructs us. We cannot be frivolous in our
speech. We should not just blurt out everything that comes into our
minds. We must be prudent in all that we think, say and do. Our words
determine the course of our entire lives. What we speak today is
generated into future reality for us.
Since we are created in God’s image and likeness, our words have the
power to create or destroy. We should speak only words of life and
light to our situations and circumstances, so that we see positive
results manifest. It is critical that we avoid all negativity, or we
will see less than desirable consequences to our words. We must hold to
affirming words that line up with God’s words.
“My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with
thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply thine
heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and]
liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand
the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.”
believers, we are to be in the world, but not of it. We cannot permit
ourselves to be overcome by the wickedness and evil all around us. The
Lord demands that we come out from among all those who are sinful and
unrepentant, and consecrate and dedicate our lives to Him. We have to
separate ourselves from anything that would tend to defile us. We must
avoid all temptation to sin in a reverential fear of the Lord.
way to ensure that our thoughts and words are godly at all times is to
make certain we are diligent to put the Word in our minds and hearts, so
it becomes an integral part of us. If we abide in a close personal
relationship with God and His words are precious to us, He will give us
all the divine wisdom and understanding that we seek. He will reveal
all we need to know to make us successful in everything we do.
There is no easy way to become holy and perfect, just as God is holy and
perfect. But He expects us to strive for that level of moral integrity
and spiritual maturity. The more we read and study His Word, the more
familiar we become with His way of doing things, so that it is more
natural for us. True godliness comes only from following all of His
commandments and applying what He has taught us in the Scriptures.
we cry out to the Lord and ask Him for knowledge that enlightens us in
all that we must undertake, He will never leave us ashamed or
empty-handed. He wants to share every good thing with His beloved
children. He makes the crooked ways straight, and simplifies the
complex. He will equip us to be totally victorious in this world and in
the Kingdom to come. He is glorified when we prevail in every
“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the
joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God
God’s words are absolutely vital, yet
they were never meant to be kept just to ourselves. We cannot be
selfish, even though we are already saved and in right standing with the
Lord. We must share His Word with others, so that they can also be set
free. We should preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all those with
whom we come in contact. It may be possible that they repent of sin and
are baptized to eternal life.
We have divine destinies as the sons and
daughters of almighty God. We must speak like God speaks and establish
His way of doing things on this earth. We can tear down all demonic
strongholds that oppose themselves against the Word of God, and overcome
all evil with good. In the days to come, we will speak with power and
authority and enforce only godly principles of justice and equality for
all of mankind.
The fate of the entire world will be
altered through the faith-based words that we pray and decree. We will
abolish all wars, violence and conflict by challenging all governments
to line up with God’s Word and His will for us. There will be peace,
order and stability in all of our human affairs. There will be no more
poverty and lack when we persuade the wealthy to share all their
resources with those who are in need.
We will command total harmony in all of
creation and eliminate all predatory activities. Plants, animals and
all natural elements will be subject to our words, just as they once
were in the Garden of Eden. We will speak to the climate and regulate
it, so that there are no more natural disasters that destroy the earth.
We will reverse all the effects of pollution and restore the environment
to its original beauty and balance.
Every word that we vocalize will line up
with the immutable Word of almighty God and His express will for us. We
will not utter one syllable that He does not instruct us to speak on His
behalf. Our obedience will be total and complete and we will see heaven
ushered into this earth realm in the Kingdom of God. We will rejoice
with all our hearts, and dwell in the awesome presence of God Himself
for all of eternity.
4:23-24 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the
issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips
put far from thee.”
Believers must always guard their hearts
with due diligence. We cannot be affected by all the defilement and
contamination that surround us. We have to avoid temptation to sin and
renounce it for all time. We must guard our hearts, so that no
wickedness or evil can take root in them. What gets down deep inside of
us will eventually come out in our words and behavior.
If we are careless about what we think,
say and do we will be disqualified from divine service. The Holy Spirit
will take leave of unclean vessels. The Lord expects us to sanctify
ourselves in the truth and be totally obedient to all that He asks of
us. There is important work that must be done in the critical days that
lie ahead and we have to be godly role models for others.
We cannot afford to be doing our own
thing any longer. Too much is at stake. The fate of all mankind
depends upon our obedience. The Lord has need of our assistance in
implementing His eternal redemption plan. We will receive a full
anointing in His very own divine power and authority. We have been
given a sacred charge to speak the uncompromised Word of God.
There will be no room for error, nor the
possibility for us to fail. Almighty God will provide all that we need
to be successful on His behalf. We will preach the Gospel of Jesus
Christ to men, women and children in all the nations of the world and
take back the earth for the Kingdom of God. Our words will be virtual
powerhouses that impact the fate of all of mankind.
“What man [is he that] desireth life, [and] loveth [many] days, that he
may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking
guile. Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.”
we are sincere followers of Jesus Christ, we must learn to be
disciplined and self-controlled. We must never abuse our God-given
privileges or run the risk of losing them. We are the Body of Christ on
this earth. We have been given a divine commission to preach the
Gospel; heal the sick; cast out demons; and even raise the dead back to
life again, just as Christ Himself did.
must avoid all evil and crucify our fleshly lusts and selfish, soul
ambitions. We have divine destinies to fulfill, and we can no longer be
worldly in any way. We should be at peace with almighty God and with
all men, wherever possible. We can never be careless or frivolous in
our speech. We should always speak what God instructs us to say in
every situation and circumstance.
tongue needs to be disciplined, so that our entire body is righteous and
godly. We can never succumb to rumors, gossip, judgment and
condemnation in its use. With it we can bless or curse mankind. We
must purposely choose to speak words of hope and encouragement to
others. There can never be any strife and division among us that result
from negative and destructive words.
words have the power to create or destroy. They are tools to be used
for good in our service to others. We must guard our words, so that we
see positive effects from them. Everything that we say should line up
with God’s Word. Our words can also be used as weapons for spiritual
warfare. We will destroy demonic strongholds that interfere with our
blessings and overcome all evil.
Job 33:3 “My words [shall be of] the uprightness of my heart: and my
lips shall utter knowledge clearly.”
have an obligation to serve the Lord diligently and responsibly. We
have been given a sacred charge to speak the Word as the Lord arranges
our contacts. The fate of all mankind depends on our willingness and
obedience. We must be fully consecrated to God’s plans, so that we can
usher in His everlasting Kingdom as quickly and expediently as
possible. We will soon see heaven itself brought to this earth realm.
we are pure in heart and contrite in spirit, then we will be able to
speak the Word of God with total integrity and see miraculous results.
Our lips will utter only what God would have us say. The Lord will
anoint His fully mature sons and daughters to speak His wisdom and
knowledge to others. We will be sacred vessels consecrated for His use,
and be given divine power and authority to change the world.
very words that we speak will generate blessings for all the righteous.
We will preach the Gospel to every race, tongue and nation and see the
full, end-time harvest of souls gathered into the Kingdom of God. We
will share our faith with power and conviction and see everyone who is
receptive born again and baptized in Jesus’ name. Everyone whose name
is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will be saved.
“So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But
I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the
earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.”
Word of God, spoken through our mouths, will rebuke and exhort men to
adhere to the truth. We will warn them of the impending judgment and
encourage them to repent of all their sins, so they can be saved to
eternal life. The fate of the entire human race will be altered by the
words that we speak. We will save countless numbers from destruction if
we speak the Word of God in all of its power and authority.
will confront all world governments and challenge them to adopt godly
principles in dealing with others. There will be no more war, violence
or conflict among men. We will eliminate all poverty and lack off the
face of the earth, by persuading the wealthy to share their resources
with those who are less fortunate. We will teach all of mankind to
dwell in love, peace and unity, as the Lord requires of us.
words that line up with those of almighty God will affect all creation.
We will restore it to its original beauty and balance by speaking
harmony to all plants and animals, and by regulating the climate. We
will reverse the effects of all pollution and establish order and
stability in the environment. We will make certain that our faith-based
words prevent all natural disasters that can cause destruction to the
Everything that we say and do will glorify God and manifest His love,
mercy and compassion for men. He will be pleased with our efforts and
generously reward us for our devoted service in the Kingdom of God. He
will boast of us to all creation and make our names a praise on the
earth. We will judge both men and angels; be appointed kings and
priests; and rule and reign with Christ over all the nations of the
A Word In Due Season
“Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips
[shall be] right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness
[is] an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth [are] in
righteousness; [there is] nothing froward or perverse in them. They
[are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find
If we have applied ourselves to know and
understand the Word of God, we will be suitable ambassadors for the
Kingdom of God to those around us. We must speak only righteousness and
truth, without distortion of any kind. Our words will bring light and
life to a world in darkness and deception. We will break many free from
their bondage to sin and evil and eliminate all their chaos and
We can accomplish a great deal simply by
taking our Bibles and reading the Word of God out loud for others to
hear. What goes in our ears sinks deep down in our hearts and
ultimately affects our behavior. The Word of God itself is mighty for
tearing down all strongholds of human resistance and demonic
interference. The spoken Word will have positive effects on all those
who hear it.
Those who know God will receive our words
with joy and gladness, as if they were the words of almighty God
Himself. They will be a
breath of fresh air, liberating and invigorating God’s people. We will
provide them with hope and confidence for their future, and tell them
how to receive the free gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus. We
will set men free to be all that God has planned for them.
We will challenge others to seek the Lord
for His wisdom and revelation, guidance and direction. Only by
knowledge of His Word and the intervention of His Holy Spirit, can we
receive an understanding that changes our lives. We will see the Body
of Christ dramatically expanded through our efforts. Many others will
be inspired and equipped to embrace their eternal callings, just as we
“The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should
know how to speak a word in season to [him that is] weary: he wakeneth
morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. The
Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned
We must speak whatever the Lord puts in
our minds and our hearts to communicate with others. Every single word
will have a distinct meaning and purpose. We will encourage those who
are weary and exhort those who have strayed from the truth. Our words
that line up with those of almighty God will be fruitful and productive
to impact the whole world and all its inhabitants.
The Lord has imparted His Word to us, so
that we can help set others free from darkness and deception. We are
endowed with His very own power and authority to overcome all evil with
good. We will reveal His truths, so that no one perishes for lack of
knowledge. It is His desire that all of mankind be redeemed from death
and destruction to eternal life with all of its benefits.
We cannot let fear, doubt or unbelief
deter us in our efforts. No demonic interference will detain us or
interfere with our success. We have important work that must be done to
prepare the entire earth for the Kingdom of God and the return of Jesus
Christ. The Lord will minister to His people through us, and we must
always be faithful to share whatever He tells us with others.
There is a countless number of souls that
will have to be exposed to the Word of God and encouraged to repent of
all their sins. We should preach the Gospel to every man, woman and
child we encounter. It may very well be possible that they will be
converted, saved and baptized in Jesus’ name. No righteous person
should ever be denied entry into the everlasting Kingdom of God.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke,
exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
It will be critical that we think like
God thinks and speak what He instructs us in the days ahead. Every word
that we utter from our mouths will have to line up with His Word in
order to be successful. If we preach the Gospel, then we must do so
under the unction of the Holy Spirit. We may be asked to reprove,
rebuke and exhort others to accept the truth or face dire consequences.
We must not permit men to discourage us
if they resist our efforts to reach out to them. If we are patient and
longsuffering, we will win them over to our faith. We will see
countless numbers repent of all their sins, be converted and baptized in
Jesus’ name. Everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life
will be called and saved to eternal life with all of its many benefits.
Whatever we speak and pray should be
according to the Word and the express will of our heavenly Father. We
cannot speak in our own strength and get supernatural results. The fate
of the entire human race lies in the balance and we ought to take our
role seriously. We will have to be totally consecrated to God’s eternal
redemption plan for mankind and be obedient to do all that He tells us.
The Word Teaches Us How To Pray
“And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when
he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray,
as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray,
say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom
come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.”
Our role model for speaking the Word of
God in all of its various forms should be our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ. Jesus only spoke what He was instructed to do. He gave us a
model for perfect prayer. We should praise the Lord and decree His Word
and His will to see miraculous results.
Lord’s Prayer should not be just recited from memory without passion or
expectancy. It is a powerful request for heaven itself to be ushered
into this earth realm in the Kingdom of God and we should pray it
fervently with confidence that the Lord will indeed respond to us on a
If we seek the Lord and all of His
promises to us, He will always honor our prayers that line up with His
will. It is His firm desire to come and dwell with His people on this
earth for all of eternity. He is simply waiting for the full number of
souls to be saved and baptized in the end-time harvest.
We can hasten the coming of the Kingdom
of God by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the nations of the
world, as we have been instructed. If we are diligent to share our
faith and minister to God’s people, as we are destined to do, we will
see the fruit of all our efforts very soon now.
It is critical that we remind the Lord of
His promises and teach others how to pray in accord with God’s Word and
His will for mankind. If more of us take the time and cry out to Him,
then He will be merciful and compassionate to save us from all the
darkness that is threatening to overtake us.
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children,
how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to
them that ask him?”
When we pray, we must always be in right
standing with almighty God or our prayers could be hindered. We should
strive to remain sin free and walk in love and obedience, as Christ has
instructed us. The Lord wants us to pray with total sincerity and
expectancy that He will indeed meet all of our needs. We can pray in
private or join with other believers and lift up corporate prayers.
We should praise and thank the Lord in
advance for all of His goodness, and be confident that He will respond.
There can be no strife and division among us, or He will close His ears
to our petitions. He expects us to be totally righteous if we hope to
receive His blessings. He will not reward sin and rebellion at any
time. He is never obligated to meet the needs of the wicked.
The Lord expects us to pray with all our
hearts and souls, and totally rely on Him to meet all of our needs
according to His riches in glory. He is the God of the impossible.
Nothing is too difficult for Him. He may guide and direct us to solve
our own problems, or sovereignly intervene on our behalf. He will never
leave or forsake us, nor will He leave us ashamed or empty-handed.
Our God will supply all of our needs,
both spiritual and temporal. We never have to fend for ourselves. Our
heavenly Father has made provision for His children in every area of our
lives. His Word promises us that if we will seek His Kingdom, then
everything else will be added to us. The Lord will also make certain
that we have an abundance of every good thing to share with others.
Matthew 6:5-8 “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the
hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and
in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I
say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter
into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father
which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward
thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen
[do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things
ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
Jesus was very specific in what He taught us about praying to His
Father. He warned us to not to be hypocritical and showy. The Lord is
not impressed by pretended piety or ceremonious rites and rituals. It
is the inner man of the heart that appeals to Him. If we are meek and
humble, contrite and righteous, He will always address our prayer
requests as quickly and expediently as possible.
do not have to beg almighty God for His favor or nag Him into responding
to us. He hears our prayer the very first time that we utter it, and He
will move heaven and earth to provide for His beloved children. Vain
repetitions do not impress Him. If we have pleaded our case and clearly
specified what it is that we desire the Lord to do, He will be able to
satisfy all of our needs in abundance.
we are vague or double minded regarding our prayer requests, then our
very own words work against us. The Lord can do nothing for us if we
don’t even know what we need ourselves. We should always take the
necessary time to determine exactly what it is that we expect of the
Lord, and be straightforward in our approach to Him. We must ask in
faith and believe that we receive all we need.
Lord is always gracious and merciful to us. He never hesitates to meet
the prayer requests of those who are in right standing with Him. He
will supply all our needs, even above and beyond all of our
expectations. He is ever generous; nothing is impossible to Him. He
has all the vast resources of the entire universe at His disposal, and
He is always willing to share them with His people.
Effectual, Fervent Prayer Of The Righteous
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
There is no reason why we should be anxious for anything in our lives.
We serve a great and glorious God and nothing is impossible to Him. He
is ever mindful of our human frailty and quick to supply all that we
need to be happy, healthy and prosperous in this world and in the
Kingdom to come. He wants us to totally depend on Him for whatever we
need, rather than operating in our own strength.
Prayer takes on many varied forms. The most basic is the prayer of
petition where we make our needs known to almighty God. We can also
offer Him prayers of thanksgiving and praise and intercede for others in
their needs. We may ask for forgiveness or make supplication to the
Lord with groans too deep to be uttered. This is when the Holy Spirit
intervenes and reveals exactly how to pray.
can pray in the Spirit or with our human understanding. Our prayers can
be whispered, shouted or even sung. The Lord is always eager to hear
from us and never too busy to attend to our needs. He is glad that we
remind Him of His promises to us and generous in supplying the answers
that we seek. It is wise to always give Him thanks and praise in
advance for responding to all of our prayers.
Praise waters the ground for our prayers to be heard and elevates us to
a level of positive expectancy. The Lord will never turn a deaf ear to
our requests that are made with deference and respect. He is eager and
willing to supply all that we request even above and beyond our
expectations. There is no good thing that He will withhold from His
people if we turn to Him to meet all of our requirements.
Luke 18:1 “And
he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to
pray, and not to faint;”
There are many reasons why the answers to
our prayers can be delayed. Perhaps we ask outside of the will of God
for our lives. Maybe we lack faith, or have some hidden sin that is
blocking our blessings. It could be that there is demonic interference
with our petitions. Maybe we are nagging God and have offended Him with
our constant supplications. There is always a reason why our prayer is
not answered just when and how we think it should be; it is never a
matter of God ignoring us.
Christ told us that He would always
intercede for us. We can pray and believe that we receive anything that
we ask in Jesus’ name. It may not come exactly as we envisioned that it
should, but the answer to our prayer will always be forthcoming. If we
ask the Lord for wisdom and understanding concerning His will in any
given situation, He will always enlighten us. He will explain any
temporary delays in the answer to our prayers and give us above and
beyond all we could ever ask or think.
If we are persistent in our prayer,
without being overbearing, the Lord will always honor our prayer
requests. There is nothing good that He will withhold from us. He is
the source of all our provision, and is never stingy with His children.
He has all the vast resources of the universe at His disposal and He is
ever generous in sharing them. He takes delight that we come to Him for
all that we need – both spiritual and temporal. God is always ready to
help those who truly depend upon Him.
“Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing
psalms. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the
church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name
of the Lord: Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for
another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a
righteous man availeth much.”
The Bible tells us that we should pray
and communicate with God without ceasing. If we are grateful for past
mercies, we should sing His praises with joy and enthusiasm. We must
remember to give the Lord thanks at all times, even before we hear back
from Him. We should pray for forgiveness and intercede for one another,
so that all men’s needs are met in abundance.
We can lay hands on the sick and speak
healing prayers on their behalf, and see them restored to health and
wellness. We can pray for wisdom and revelation into the deep things of
God, and receive supernatural understanding. We can seek practical
advice to solve all of our problems. As long as we pray sincerely from
contrite hearts, we can rely on God to always hear us.
It is critical that we believe we receive
the answer to all of our prayers, even before we see the results. Our
faith should propel us to have a sense of expectancy that all of our
needs will indeed be met. We are to be anxious about nothing; the Lord
hears the prayers of the righteous and responds affirmatively to all of
our requests. He will never leave us ashamed or empty-handed.
We must know our rights and privileges
and always pray in accord with the Word of God. We cannot pray outside
God’s will and expect Him to respond. He is not obligated to supply our
greed and covetousness, but He will always meet our needs. There is no
good thing that the Lord will ever withhold from those who walk in His
ways and rely on Him as their complete source.
Making A Demand On The Word of God
“Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou
mayest be justified.”
Lord wants us to come boldly to the throne of grace with every need, no
matter how small and miniscule it might be. We should remind Him of His
promises to us, and ask Him for whatever it is that we require. If we
make a demand on the Word of God that is already clearly specified, we
will have amazing results in our prayer life. The Word never returns to
Him void; the Lord always backs it up.
Bible tells us that God will supply all of our needs according to His
riches in glory. We know that the Lord is in control of all the
resources of the universe. Nothing is impossible to Him. He will move
heaven and earth to supply whatever we might require to be healthy,
happy and prosperous. As long as we are in right standing with Him, we
can have hope and confidence that it will always be granted to us.
God’s promises to His people are clearly specified in His Word. He has
raised us to sit with Christ in heavenly places at His right hand. He
views us as His very own sons and daughters. We are joint-heirs with
Jesus to all the blessings for righteousness. This world and everything
in it belong to us, if we know our rights and privileges and assert
them. We should lay claim to all the Lord wants us to have.
Our God is not a cheapskate. He is ever
generous and benevolent to His people. He will never withhold any good
thing from us. If we ask in faith, and can supply Him with evidence
from His Word, He will always come through for us in record time. We
need not spend hours and days in travail and supplication to have our
needs met, the Lord will be quick to respond to a demand placed on His
“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.”
The Word constantly reminds us to seek
God in our time of need. He is always loving, merciful and
compassionate to His people. He has not placed us in this world so that
we can struggle to survive. If we make our needs known to Him, we will
never lack for any good thing. He goes before us in all that we do, and
makes the crooked paths straight so that we never lack direction.
He gives us nourishment for our souls and
spirits in His Word, so that we can be strengthened in our inner man.
He keeps our bodies alive and well, and supplies us with energy,
endurance and stamina. The Lord provides us with His wisdom to solve
even our most complex problems. He leads and guides us into our divine
destinies, so that we can optimally serve Him and one another.
Whatever we might require in the way of
natural talents and abilities to be successful, will be granted to us by
almighty God. If we ask Him for specific insight and understanding, He
will always reveal that to us. The Lord imbues us with His very own
power and authority, so we can be all that He intended for us to be. He
delights in the fact that His people depend on Him for all they need.
The Lord is our source for all good
things – both temporal and spiritual. Whatever we might lack will be
supplied to us. All we must do is approach Him with deference and
respect, boldness and expectancy. He will always acknowledge our
requests and respond appropriately. He will never deny us ready access
to the throne of grace if we are continually righteous, loving and
obedient to Him.
“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as
touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my
Father which is in heaven.”
Jesus Christ taught us that there is real
power inherent in the prayers of the righteous. If two or more of us
will gather together and agree in prayer, then the Lord will pay
particular attention to our request. There is a special anointing
available in corporate prayer that is not present in our private
petitions. Whenever we join forces and make requests in Christ’s name,
He will always intercede for us.
The Lord wants all of us to dwell in
love, peace and unity. He cannot respond to the prayers of His people
if we are in strife or division of any kind, because our righteousness
is then in question. We will have to make a concerted effort to forgive
and forget all wrongs done to us. We must neither give offense, nor
take it, if we wish our prayers to be acknowledged and answered on a
When we operate in selfishness or
unforgiveness, we hinder our own prayer requests. None of us is totally
justified in our own strength. We need the righteousness that only our
faith in Christ affords us. We have been redeemed from all of our sins,
and we must never forget the price that was paid on our behalf. We have
an obligation to always remain sin free and be fully obedient to the
If we want to be certain that all our
prayers for others and ourselves are answered, we should always pray in
faith, and rest assured that the Lord will respond to us. Christ taught
us to pray and believe that we receive everything that we request. We
should have holy boldness and approach the Lord without fear, doubt or
unbelief of any kind and see miracles happen right before our very eyes.
Jesus As Intercessor
“And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto
you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it]
you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall
receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you
in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in
proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye
shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the
Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved
me, and have believed that I came out from God.”
The Lord, Jesus Christ, is always
available to hear all of our prayers and intercede for us with His
heavenly Father. Because we have believed in the Son of God and loved
Him, the Father will be diligent to reward us for our faithfulness and
devotion. We can approach the throne of grace without fear, shame,
guilt or condemnation of any kind. If we are righteous and obedient,
then God will always answer our prayers.
Believers are actually seated in heavenly
places with Christ at the right hand of almighty God Himself. We have
rights and privileges that we have not even begun to explore. We need
not grovel and beg to have our prayers heard. There is nothing that
the Lord will ever withhold from us if we pray in Jesus’ name and remain
in right standing with Him. We will have all of our spiritual and
temporal needs met in abundance.
God loves us with a deep, abiding love.
We are His very own sons and daughters if we have made Christ the Lord
of our lives. He will move heaven and earth to nurture and protect us.
He is always generous to those who depend on Him and walk in His ways.
He will make certain that we are healthy, happy and prosperous now and
in the Kingdom to come. We will never lack for any good thing for all
“And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father
may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I
will do [it].”
We have Christ’s very own personal
guarantee that all of our prayers will be heard and answered. Jesus is
seated at the right hand of His heavenly Father and He will always
intervene in the lives of those who believe in Him and trust Him to meet
all their needs. He assures us that we can ask anything in His name and
it will be granted to us. He will never deny our requests or make us
settle for second-best.
However, we can never be deliberately
disobedient and expect God to come through for us. Our part is to
remain sin free and righteous at all times. If we keep all the
commandments and walk in love, we can ask whatever we will, and it shall
be done for us according to Christ’s promise. He will always hear the
prayers of the faithful and supply our needs above and beyond all that
we could ever ask or think.
Our Lord and Savior knows first-hand what
it is like to be human and in need. He always prayed and sought
assistance from His Father when He walked on this earth. He is ever
merciful and compassionate to our dependence on Him as His disciples.
He will not ever abandon us for any reason. We will have all of our
needs met in abundance, so that our God is forever glorified in His
beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
John 15:16 “Ye
have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye
should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain:
that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it
We have divine destinies; we are sons and
daughters of almighty God. We were called and chosen from the very
foundation of the world to serve the Lord and His people. Christ has
given us a divine commission to resume His ministry where He left off.
We will require supernatural talents and abilities, so that we can be
totally successful in all that we are assigned to do.
We can always pray and ask for anything
that we need be to be given to us, as long as we pray in Jesus Christ’s
name. The Lord will be quick to respond to every call, and supply all
that we require to be totally victorious in all that we say and do. He
will assign legions of ministering angels to back us up. We will have
all the resources of this universe available to us.
We will be anointed with divine power and
authority to discharge all of our duties to perfection in the critical
days that lie ahead. We will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom and
gather in the full, end-time harvest of souls. We will heal the sick of
all their afflictions and cast out demons that keep men in bondage to
sin and evil. We will even raise the dead back to life.
We will see the fate of all mankind
positively affected. Men will learn to walk in love, peace and unity
through our efforts. We will eliminate all strife and division that
exist among us. There will be no more wars, violence or conflict in
this world. We will eradicate greed and covetousness; abolish poverty
and lack. Men will share what they have with those in need.
We will usher heaven itself into the
earth realm in the everlasting Kingdom of God. Very soon now Christ
will be able to return to us and He will judge all men and angels. He
will banish all the wicked from His Kingdom and reward those of us who
are righteous and faithful to serve Him and His people. We will share
in His very own honor and glory for all of eternity.
Confidence In Prayer
1John 3:22 “And
whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments,
and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”
Our heavenly Father is ever merciful and
gracious to us in our time of need. If we cry out to Him in our
desperation, He will always respond. He never ignores our requests or
minimizes the importance of them in our lives. He is always attentive
and faithful to answer us as quickly as possible. However, there are
conditions placed on our receiving what we need from God.
We have to make certain that we are
totally righteous and have remained sin free. We should be walking in
love and be obedient to all of the commandments. We can never be in
rebellion and expect the Lord to bless us. He provides for His own
beloved sons and daughters, but will turn His back on those who defy Him
and rely on their human strength to satisfy all they need.
The Lord is a fair and just God. He will
not tolerate any of us being deliberately disobedient to Him. He gets
our attention most effectively when we sin. He will ignore those who
ignore Him and wait for us to come to our senses again. If we continue
to be wicked and selfish, we will be left to our own devices. Our God
will not lower His absolute moral standards for any of us.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall
We can have total faith and confidence
that the Lord hears all of our prayers for ourselves and for others. If
we pray with hope and expectancy, then He will be pleased by our
boldness. Our heavenly Father is always merciful and gracious to us in
our time of need. He is well aware of the human condition and He knows
that we often struggle against all odds just to survive in this world.
He did not put us here so that we can
fend for ourselves. He delights in our coming to Him for all that we
require. If it is divine wisdom that we seek, He will always supply us
with knowledge and understanding, so that we can be successful in all of
our endeavors. If we have health concerns, He is our Healer. If we
require material means to meet temporal needs these will be forthcoming.
There is no good thing that the Lord will
ever withhold from His people. He is a loving and generous God and
shares all that He has with us. He has an inexhaustible supply of
resources available and nothing is impossible to Him. All that we need
do is protect our right standing with Him, so that our prayers are not
hindered. We can rely on almighty God to do His part, if we will do
We should pray in faith; state our case
clearly; put a demand on the Word of God and all of its promises; and we
will see astounding results. Every answer to prayer is a miracle in and
of itself. It is beyond our comprehension that an omnipotent God would
take time and effort to supply the needs of mere men. It is a credit to
His awesome love, power and ability that He answers our prayers.
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any
thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear
us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we
desired of him.”
The closer we are in our personal
relationship with almighty God, the more confident we become that He
will meet all our needs, many times even before we ask Him. He is ever
solicitous to the welfare of His people. He created us to depend upon
Him for all that we require to sustain life and be healthy, happy and
content. He has made advance provision for all of our needs and is ever
ready to respond to emergencies.
The Lord always hears the cries of His
children and He never ignores us. He stands ready to respond to our
slightest request. No matter is too serious or any detail of our lives
so inconsequential that the Lord does not want to be involved in it. He
has a real heart for those who are in need of any kind and He will
always come through for us. Our fervent, persistent prayers are always
powerful for generating positive results.
We can pray with total faith that all we
request will be supplied in abundance. We need never fear that we will
have unmet needs or be left to our own devices. The Lord is devoted to
us because we are loving, righteous and obedient, as He has taught us.
If we have done our part, then He will do His. We have a permanent
covenant with almighty God and He has sworn that He will always honor it
to the fullest extent.
Very soon now, the Lord will gather us to
Himself in the everlasting Kingdom of God. He has a perfect plan in
place for our eternal well-being. We will dwell in His very presence
and bask in His love and divine providence. He will make certain that
we live forever in peace and prosperity. He will protect us from all
harm and take vengeance on all of our enemies. We will have joy and
freedom for all of eternity.
The everlasting Kingdom of God will be
the answer to all our prayers and the solution to all our problems. The
Lord will supply all that we need to be happy and content. We will have
safety and security, health and longevity and dwell in love, peace and
unity with one another as brothers and sisters. We are going back to
the original perfection of the Garden of Eden, and we will dwell in a
literal paradise on this earth.
Topics for Discussion
1. Disciplined Speech
2. A Word In Due Season
3. The Word Teaches Us How To Pray
4. Effectual, Fervent Prayer Of The Righteous
5. Making A Demand on The Word of God
6. Jesus As Intercessor
7. Confidence in Prayer