Father, in heaven, You are God. On earth, Your God. In the deep, You are God. Amidst the storm, You are God. In desert, You are God and on land You are indeed God. None will be compared with Thee, Lord! Let all glory, honour, adoration be unto You alone in Jesus Christ Name, Amen!
Beloved, our God is a God that answers to prayers, He never store up prayer, but you must on your own part, pray a prayer that must be answered. Oftentimes, we pray to Jesus instead of the Father in Jesus Name but that is not how the bible instruct us to pray.
Jesus said “verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ASK THE FATHER in my name, He will give you” (Jn 16:23). Someone is saying “but”… there is no but in the verse so don’t put one. There is no “if” either so put one in. Remember, Jesus said those words, so just take Him at His Word!
When don’t pray according to how the bible teaches us to pray, we can block God’s answer to our prayers. we don’t hope that our prayers will be answer , we believe that our prayers are answered. For FAITH is now not tomorrow or next.
Beloved, while FAITH is now, HOPE is in the future. Let consider Heb 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Heb 11:1 (KJV). Does that give you confidence that God always hears us whenever we pray:
“My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7
Friends may be unfaithful, but the Lord will not turn away from the gracious soul; on the contrary, He will hear all its desires. The prophet says, “Keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. A man’s enemies are the men of his own house.” This is a wretched state of affairs; but even in such a case the Best Friend remains true, and we may tell Him all our grief.
Our wisdom is to look unto the Lord, and not to quarrel with men or women. If our loving appeals are disregarded by our own relatives, let us wait upon the God of our salvation, for He will hear us. He will hear us all the more because of the unkindness and oppression of others, and we shall soon have reason to cry, Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy!”
Because God is the living God, He can hear; because He is a loving God, He will hear; because He is our covenant God, He has bound Himself to hear us. If we can each one speak of Him as “My God,” we may with absolute certainty say, My God will hear me.” Come, then, O bleeding heart, and let thy sorrows tell themselves out to the Lord thy God! I will bow the knee in secret, and inwardly whisper, “My God will hear me.”
Jesus also told us in Jn 16:24 “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ASK, AND YE SHALL RECEIVE, that your joy may be full. When we receive of God our request in prayer, our joy becomes full and all tears shall cease:
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Rev. 21:4
Yes, we shall come to this if we are believers. Sorrow shall cease, and tears shall be wiped away. This is the world of weeping, but it passes away. There shall be a new Heaven, and a new earth, so says the first verse of this chapter; and therefore there will be nothing to weep over concerning the fall and its consequent miseries. Read the second verse, and note how it speaks of the bride and her marriage.
The Lamb’s wedding is a time for boundless pleasure, and tears would be out of place. The third verse says that God Himself will dwell among men; and surely at His right hand there are pleasures for evermore, and tears can no longer flow.
What will our state be when there will be no more sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain? This will be more glorious than we can as yet imagine. O eyes that are red with weeping, cease your scalding flow, for in a little while ye shall know no more tears!
None can wipe tears away like the God of love, but He is coming to do it. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Come, Lord, and tarry not; for now both men and women must weep!
These will not only be when we are dead and gone, it will also be while we are here on earth, for we kings to reign and have dominion which Adam lost in the garden and was restored by Jesus when He resurrected from death. So don’t be sad at all for even here we shall experience joy, our joy will surely be full.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu.