O! Father in heaven, we humble ourselves before Your throne of grace this morning, we bow before Your presence we appreciate You for everything You have given and yet to give us. Thank You blessed Redeemer, glory be to Your Holy Name in Jesus Name, Amen!
Today is indeed the day of the Lord. For us in the ministry every Wednesday we teach on prayers and we encourage ourselves also to fast along as you pray your way through. We believe that when we pray or ask as commended by God we receive answers to our prayers.
How do you know that you have received? Is when your Spirit says so. It then means that we all need a measure of faith to receive what has already been packaged or what we asked believing that it is done. Receive the grace to trust and believe God in every circumstances in life in Jesus Name Amen.
Beloved, there are a times and situation you will find yourself and you being to wonder where this God is? Is he actually where He said He is or doing what He promised to be doing on your behalf? Beloved, you cannot but scream out, “God, where are You”? You also go further to say “God, if actually You are everywhere, I want you to show Yourself to me anyhow, just show that You are right here as said by the Bible.
If you have not gotten to this stage in life thank God I may say but rejoice not. In Nigeria and also in many other Nations of the World, many families especially mothers are crying and praying, asking “God where are you”? As hurting and painful this situation may be, hear what the Lord had to say; “be still and know that I am God”. When the plans are being hatched I know and the end is also known to Me.
But He has a question for you. What is your expected end? Name it, confess it, declare it and so shall it be. Remember not to pray amiss, so that you will receive. For God is promising you and I His complete protection. Come along let’s consider it together:
“While I was with them, I was protecting them by Your name that You have given Me. I guarded them and not one of them is lost, except the son of destruction, so that the Scripture may be fulfilled.”—John 17:12
Nothing that Satan can do to you should cause you to fear (2 Tim. 1:7). Jesus chose the twelve disciples the Father had given Him and then jealously guarded them from the evil one. Jesus sent His disciples into the world where they experienced difficult and dangerous circumstances, but He interceded on their behalf with His Father that they would have His strong protection from the evil one (John 17:15).
In the same way, Jesus said that we, as His sheep, are held securely in the Father’s strong hand (John 10:28). There is no better place to be than safely in the hand of almighty God. Do you believe this, or are you fearful of what Satan or people can do to you? The apostle John encourages us that we do not need to fear: “He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). This is not merely a theological concept but a profound reality in which you can have absolute confidence. It is not just a truth for meditation in the security of your home; it is a promise you can cling to in the midst of a hostile and menacing world.
What you do reveals what you believe. If you are living a fearful, anxiety-filled life, you are proving your lack of confidence in God’s protection, regardless of what you may say. Live your life with confidence that Jesus is continually interceding with the Father on your behalf. If you trust Him completely, you will have nothing to fear.
Did this message ministered to you? What is that concerns of yours that you think God cannot handle? Lie it at his feet and don’t come back for it. That need will give way in Jesus Name.
You are not alone in the situation, even our own Elijah asked God to let him die when he was threatened by then Queen of his land but that was not God’s plan for him and it took God to put him back in His plan and purpose for Him. More from the message below:
“And he requested for himself that he might die.” 1Kings 19:4
It was a remarkable thing that the man who was never to die, for whom God had ordained an infinitely better lot, the man who should be carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and be translated, that he should not see death—should thus pray, “Let me die, I am no better than my fathers.” We have here a memorable proof that God does not always answer prayer in kind, though He always does in effect. He gave Elias something better than that which he asked for, and thus really heard and answered him.
Strange was it that the lion-hearted Elijah should be so depressed by Jezebel’s threat as to ask to die, and blessedly kind was it on the part of our heavenly Father that He did not take His desponding servant at his word. There is a limit to the doctrine of the prayer of faith.
We are not to expect that God will give us everything we choose to ask for. We know that we sometimes ask, and do not receive, because we ask amiss. If we ask for that which is not promised—if we run counter to the spirit which the Lord would have us cultivate—if we ask contrary to His will, or to the decrees of His providence—if we ask merely for the gratification of our own ease, and without an eye to His glory, we must not expect that we shall receive.
Yet, when we ask in faith, nothing doubting, if we receive not the precise thing asked for, we shall receive an equivalent, and more than an equivalent, for it. As one remarks, “If the Lord does not pay in silver, He will in gold; and if He does not pay in gold, He will in diamonds.” If He does not give you precisely what you ask for, He will give you that which is tantamount to it, and that which you will greatly rejoice to receive in lieu thereof.
Be then, dear reader, much in prayer, and make this day a season of earnest intercession, but take heed what you ask.
Are you surprised that God does not answer all manners of prayer? Often times we prefer our comfort zone which might be far lower than what God’s plan is for you, whatever it will take to check you off that zone God will do to bring His own plan and purpose in your life to past.
Fear not my beloved, your God is still able to do more than you can ever imagine or think about. Glory be to Him on High. Amen! Praise the Lord.
Remain blessed in the Lord.