Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints (Eph 6:18) (KJV)
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man (Ps 118:8) (KJV)
That is the will of God concerning us that we pray always and put our confidence in Him who is able to do much more than we can ever imagine.
Beloved, most often than not, God answer our prayers while we are yet speaking (Isa 65:24); it had also be revealed that the devil is happy about that so you discover that he prowls around looking for faults or accusation to present against you, where he finds none he will simply hinder your prayer or cause delay through your cooperation.
Someone is asking how? When you doubt the ability of God to answer what you just presented in prayer according to His will, the result is that you simply doubt His ability to perform same. The story before us is a familiar one, (I will also advice you don’t get too familiar with God or His Word that you don’t read it over and over when you come across it, because each time God have something new to say, so always pay attention) our beloved brother by name Daniel, who refused to give in to what ordinary look like an unanswered to his prayer while it was the enemy that hindered the angel that was dispatched to deliver the answer to his prayer.
Most of us are at this point in life. However, my prayer for you this day is that you will never give up until your answers comes in Jesus name. Amen. So let’s get down to it:
At the beginning of your petitions an answer went out, and I have come to give it, for you are treasured [by God]. So consider the message and understand the vision:—Daniel 9:23
“For you are beloved.” Could there be any words from God more welcome than these? Daniel was in exile in Babylon as a result of his nation’s utter defeat by the Babylonians. He desperately wanted to make sense of his circumstances. So he did what he had done so many times before: he prayed. God immediately dispatched the angel Gabriel.
Gabriel revealed that God had sent him to Daniel at the beginning of his supplications. God did not even wait for Daniel to finish his prayer. Why? Because God loved Daniel greatly. What a marvelous testimony! There had been times when Daniel’s love for God had been put to the test. Now, when Daniel was in need, God was quick to respond in love to him.
God wants to answer the prayers of those whose hearts are completely His (2 Chron. 16:9). God can accurately orient you to the events of your day. Media, public opinion, and political leaders cannot tell you the truth of your circumstances. Only God can.
God loves you and will speak to you in His time. His answer may come immediately as it did in Daniel’s case, or it may be delayed, but it will come (Dan. 10:13). If it seems as though everything is crumbling around you, and you wonder why you do not see God’s activity, take comfort in knowing that you are loved in heaven.
If you are genuinely seeking God’s answers, you can go to your Father confidently with your questions. He will respond to you in love (Luke 11:5–13). There is liberty in the Word and except you read and apply yourself to it you remain in bondage. Delight yourself in the passage below:
“The liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free.” Galatians 5:1
This “liberty” makes us free to heaven’s charter—the Bible. Here is a choice passage, believer, “When thou passest through the rivers, I will be with thee.” You are free to that. Here is another: “The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee”; you are free to that. You are a welcome guest at the table of the promises.
Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of grace. It is the bank of heaven; you may draw from it as much as you please, without let or hindrance. Come in faith and you are welcome to all covenant blessings. There is not a promise in the Word which shall be withheld.
In the depths of tribulations let this freedom comfort you; amidst waves of distress let it cheer you; when sorrows surround thee let it be thy solace. This is thy Father’s love-token; thou art free to it at all times. Thou art also free to the throne of grace. It is the believer’s privilege to have access at all times to His heavenly Father.
Whatever our desires, our difficulties, our wants, we are at liberty to spread all before Him. It matters not how much we may have sinned, we may ask and expect pardon. It signifies nothing how poor we are, we may plead His promise that He will provide all things needful. We have permission to approach His throne at all times—in midnight’s darkest hour, or in noontide’s most burning heat.
Exercise thy right, O believer, and live up to thy privilege. Thou art free to all that is treasured up in Christ—wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. It matters not what thy need is, for there is fullness of supply in Christ, and it is there for thee. O what a “freedom” is thine!
Freedom from condemnation, freedom to the promises, freedom to the throne of grace, and at last freedom to enter heaven! I will like to conclude it with this song:
Beloved, whose report will you believe,
I shall believe the report of the Lord x2
His report says I am healed,
His report says I am free,
His report says I am healed,
His report says victory!!!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu