Scripture For Today:
“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”
Prayer and God’s Will pt 2
Yesterday, we started to look at God’s will in prayer. We discovered that, in First John 5:14-15, God 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.”
We also learned that to pray, “…if it be thy will…” at the end our prayers negates the entire prayer and demonstrates unbelief on our part!
God’s Word is His will. If you know the Word, you know the will of God. If you know that your prayer is based on His Word – then you should know your prayer request IS the will of God. There should be no doubt. To pray, “…if it be thy will…” is telling God, the devil and your own mind “I don’t really believe you will give me what I’m praying for, so this is my ‘out’!”
Some people believe, let’s talk about healing as an example. Some people believe that if someone prays for them to be healed, and they are healed, it must have been God’s will for them to be healed.
But, on the same token, they also believe that if someone prays for them to be healed, and they are not healed, it must be God’s will for them NOT to be healed.
Are you one of “Them?”
It’s amazing to me how many people profess Faith in Christ; they profess to HAVE FAITH; the profess to know the Word of God – but yet, they pray, “…if it be thy will…” as if they don’t know the will of God in their situation! It’s crazy!
These poor Christian souls have sat under the teaching of the Word for YEARS! And someone new to the Faith comes in, reads the Word, understands that the Word of God is the will of God – and just believes what the Word of God says! Their prayers are answered and the other Christian wonders, “Why won’t God answer my prayer?”
It’s because their prayers – YOUR PRAYERS (if you are praying “…if it be thy will…”) are based on unbelief! God is not going to answer an unbelievers prayer!
Let’s close with one more scripture. One I’m sure will upset some of you “traditionalists” who believe it is scriptural to pray “…if it be thy will…”
Are you ready?
Mark 11:23-24 says,
“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
That’s pretty clear, isn’t it? Unless you are one of them “traditionalists” don’t believe the Bible actually says what it says…
The two just do not go together. Each verse negates the other. And since you are wrong to be praying against the will of God – that means your prayers go unanswered.
I’m way over time again today. So we will take it up here next time.
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