Scripture For Today:
1 Kings 8:38
“and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel—being aware of the afflictions of their own hearts, and spreading out their hands toward this temple…”
Our Rights Under Prayer pt 1
All of this year, our ministry has been focused on prayer. I want you to be able to take the devil “head on” in any attacks he initiates – and know, without any shadow of a doubt, that you are going to kick his rear end so hard he will have to take the 1000 year incarceration just to recover! AMEN?!
We hear a lot today about “our rights.” Our constitutional rights. Our civil rights. Just about any kind of “rights” you can think of. I want to look at our PRAYER RIGHTS. Specifically, not the rights guaranteed to us under the Constitution, but our RIGHTS GUARANTEED TO US THROUGH PRAYER! Amen!
There are safe guards built into the prayer system – not to keep us from accessing the things of God, but to keep the devil from getting to it.
It is like using a bank to protect our assets and money.
“You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”
It is not God’s will for us to be sick and die
It is not God’s will for any of us to be tormented.
It is not God’s will for you to be under condemnation for mistakes you made that may have contributed to the circumstances you are currently facing.
You need to make the decision that whatever the doctors say, or whatever others say – is NOT the final Word…God’s Word is the final authority.
You MUST KNOW that God’s Word is His will.
That God is NOT moved by your need or your crying and tears and your begging or your spending 10 hours in prayer crying out to Him to help you…
God is ONLY moved by Faith…Your Faith…Faith in HIS WORD
Luke 18:1, Jesus emphasized that Men should always pray…always…always pray – not cave in, not quit and not give up! Amen!
The ONLY situation from which there is no deliverance – is when you REFUSE to pray.
We learned several sessions ago, that you do not need to be wasting precious time trying to get in touch with the Pastor or others to ask them to pray…Instead, others should be seeking YOU to ask YOU to pray….because YOUR prayers are getting answered! Amen!
Life Happens… The world is full of troubles.
If you fall apart and go get drunk, go get high, or whatever…when you finally wake up or sober up and come down from your high…the problems are STILL THERE.
So, you go get your Bible that you have not read in 10 years…and “try” to “get” God to do something for you…but it doesn’t work…it doesn’t work that way…
WHY? Because you are leaning on Old, Traditional religious teaching that God does not want you to have “anything”…He doesn’t listen to you because you are or have been a bad person or done bad things…God is mad at you – or whatever….!
You have to understand. You have a communication channel that is a direct line TO God…AMEN! It is a line the devil cannot even tap into…AMEN! He does not have access to it…
It’s like going to the bank to get your money out…you have to follow the procedures at the bank for getting your money…not because they don’t want you to have your money…they are trying to protect your money from the thieves out there that are trying to get it!
A great preacher named Rufus Mosley once was crying out the to the Lord for something…having spend almost an hour on the floor in prayer, crying out…begging…and he got quiet for a moment and started thinking, “Here lies a man who knows absolutely nothing…doing all the talking to someone who knows EVERYTHING!”
In other Words…You need to listen! But Brother Bob, how do I hear God!
How can you ask for something according to God’s will if you do not know what God’s will is? You have to read what God wrote to know His will…if you do that…soon, your spiritual ears will begin to HEAR from God…you will receive direction, confirmation and ideas you had NO way of understanding or comprehending before! God ideas…
God has more than a million different ways to get a million dollars into your hands….you only need ONE and it would make a difference in your life, right?
So start to listen to God…by reading His Word. Do that this coming week….make a commitment to meet with God…make an appointment with Him…for myself…and for most people, it is first thing in the morning….wake up 20 minutes earlier than usual…don’t turn on the TV or eat breakfast or anything…a cup of coffee is ok….praise God…but make it a point to ONLY be in the presence of God for those 15-20 minutes….do it BEFORE the family and kids get up….get alone with God and study His Word….
After just a few days of doing that…you will be amazed at the revelation you are getting…it gives you encouragement and hope as you go through your day….so much so that you may want to start getting up even earlier….praise God! I’m not saying this to scare you…I’m saying this to Bless YOU….
So, make the commitment this week to get up 20 minutes or even half an hour earlier and get alone with God….just to read His Word….
If you are new at this Bible Study thing…let me give you some advice….
Start with the Book of John….only read one or two chapters each day…if you have a few minutes left over before the end of your study time…meditate on what you just read…ask God to show you things relevant to your life…HE WILL! Just be sure to acknowledge them when He shows them to you…just say, “Thank you Lord for showing me that!”
I’m way over time for today, so we will pick it up here tomorrow.
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