Scripture For Today:
“…in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last, by God’s will, the way may be open for me to come to you.”
Prayer and God’s Will pt 1
Over these next few sessions, I want to discuss with you the subject of God’s will in prayer. We know that it is God’s will that we receive answers to prayer and that we bear much prayer fruit as we pray according to the Word of God. But, it is absolutely true that God wants us to have confidence in His Presence when we pray according to His Word (which is His will). Amen!
First John 5:14-15 says,
“And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, he hears us; And if we know He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we KNOW that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.”
Can you say, “AMEN” to that? Praise God!
Another translation of First John 5:14 says, “And this is the BOLDNESS we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us…”
If you are like most Christians, our minds immediately grasp that phrase, “…according to His will…” That is why many people will pray, “Lord, do this that or the other thing, IF IT BE THY WILL…”
But that is NOT Faith. That is doubt and unbelief in its rawest form!
God’s Word IS His Will!
Sometimes we pray for things which we already have God’s Word that specifies His desire for us – and we KNOW exactly what His Word says – so that means it is HIS WILL. Amen!
So it is 100% incorrect to insert the expression, “IF it be thy will…” into our prayers when God’s Word specifically says what His will is in the situation we are praying about! Amen!
To say, “If it be they will” when you already know what God’s Word says, is confessing before God and man (and the devil) that you doubt God’s Word. You don’t really believe it! Shocking, isn’t it?
Many of you have been praying that way for years and years. And you’ve been 100% wrong for all of those years, too.
And when you pray, “if it be they will” – your prayer will not work. Period. Remember, God’s Word is God’s will. God’s Word is the revealed will of God. Therefore, if you know what the Word says, you know what the will of God is.
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