Most of us have had times when we have prayed a prayer of faith, and they seemed to go unanswered. Maybe you got into the Word of God, planted a seed, and yet, nothing happened.
The problem is that many people stop believing at that moment. God’s Word says in Mark 11:24, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” And Matt. 7:7, says, “Ask, and it shall be given you.”
However, when we don’t see an immediate manifestation to prayer, we say, “Well, not everyone receives.” That’s not scriptural because the next verse says, “For every one that asketh receiveth.” Most of us don’t really believe this scripture. This year the Lord will give us the grace to believe and we shall receive and so celebrate in Jesus name.
Some people believe that God’s will comes to pass no matter what we do, but that’s not true. God is bound by His own laws. 2nd Peter 3:9 says that it’s not God’s will that anyone should perish. For that to happen, there has to be someone to preach the Gospel. God’s will does not automatically come to pass. We have a role to play.
Most of us have received promises in God’s Word and believed these past 21 days. The instructions are simply, your flesh would fail you, your expertise would fail you, but there is one who never fails, His name is Jesus; the bible says of Him – He was in the beginning with God, and that all things where made through Him, and that without Him was nothing made that was made; meaning He is ‘the creator’ who is able to create whatever is not in existence that He wants to bring to life. He did it with the fishes, and will do it in your life.
There is a physical world, and there is a spiritual world. The spiritual world created this physical world. There is a spiritual reality for everything physical.
In 2 Kings 6, you can read the story of Elisha. When the Syrian army had surrounded Elisha and his army, a servant asked Elisha, “What shall we do?” Elisha answered, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” Verse 17 tells us how Elisha prayed, and the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. There weren’t more physically but more spiritually. The angels of God surrounded them. Elisha spoke the truth.
God always answers when you pray according to His will. When God answers your prayer, He gives it to you in spiritual form. If you ask for finances, God releases the spiritual power to produce those finances. If you pray for healing, He gives it to you in spiritual form. God’s operation ends in the spiritual realm. You now have to birth it in prayer to manifest in the physical. It is warfare, because the Devil will try to resist you.
Meditate on His words, His promises, and experience extraordinary miracles this year, so we can all celebrate.
God bless you, have a great year ahead.
Your Vicar and friend,
Revd. Canon Kiri Wakama