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You can get all your desire through prayer.

Prayer is a key to heaven’s storehouse, but faith unlocks the door. A prayer without faith is like a key without a hand to turn it. In 1 John 5:14,15 we find some great truths about prayer: And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. Let’s read it again and look at some key words. “This is the confidence.” Or, this is the faith.

We have this confidence in Him, that if we ask anything, according to His will, He hears us. “And if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.” Notice that two key words here are anything and whatsoever. John said you can ask anything that you desire and have whatsoever you ask. If we know that He hears us, we know that we have whatsoever we desired of Him. If God hears you, if you get an audience with Him, you already have granted to you as your present possession what you ask.

Asking According Now somebody says, “Yes, but that’s if it is the will of God for you to have it.” Well, let’s look at verse 14 again: This is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything. Now why would he say anything, if it has to be His will before it will work? Let’s say it this way so you can see it, “If you ask according to His will for asking.” His Word is His will. This passage is not dealing with God’s will for you to have or not to have a certain thing. This is not even involved in this verse of scripture. Many have thought it was and it has held them in bondage for years. They said, “If I pray for something that is not God’s will, then I won’t receive it.” Therefore they didn’t take time to find the will of God, but prayed saying, “Lord, if it be Your will.” There was no faith in that prayer.

No need of praying that prayer. You are wasting your time. You do not know whether God has heard you, so you cannot release faith in your prayer. That prayer will not produce for you because it does not qualify on the basis of God’s rules for asking. Answered prayer is governed by spiritual law (God’s Word).

Many times our prayers have gone unanswered because we did not determine the will of God before asking. Therefore we could not release faith in that prayer. Then on other occasions we have prayed beyond God’s ability to answer. If He did do what we ask, He would violate His Word. God’s will concerning your having or not having is not involved in verse 14. Now don’t misunderstand me. I am not saying you should pray for just anything whether it is God’s will or not, but you can do that. The Bible says you can. If you know He heard you, you will have whatever you desired, you will have the petitions you requested—right, wrong, good, bad or indifferent. It is very dangerous for a person to pray for something assuming that it is God’s will.

You can believe and receive things that are not God’s will. Israel received a king to rule over them. It wasn’t God’s will, but they requested it. Be Specific Now there are some things that are immaterial with God. Whether you drive a blue car or a red car doesn’t matter to Him unless it matters to you. According to the Word in Mark 11:24, if you desired a red one, pray for a red one. Don’t pray for just a car—be specific! God has set a spiritual law before us. If we will learn to operate under the rules of His law, we will get our prayers answered. If we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask …. The idea present in verse 14 is to ask according to God’s will for asking.

I want to show you why you cannot interpret that verse the way most people have, namely, “if it is God’s will for you to have it.” The Bible says in the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established; so let’s go to the Word of God and find some more witnesses. Let’s learn to interpret the Word of God in the light of the rest of the Bible.

Don’t just take one verse of scripture and say, “That is what He said and that is all there is to it.” That can hold you in bondage. For instance, here it seems to be saying something that it really doesn’t say. If you ask anything according to His will He hears you. He is talking about your asking according to God’s rulebook for asking, His will for asking. What is God’s will for asking? …

let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:6-8). That is one of the rules for asking anything from God.

Whatsoever Now for another witness let’s go to Mark 11, verses 23 and 24. Here Jesus is teaching the greatest faith principle the world has ever known. It will absolutely

transform your life. 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. He didn’t say he would have what he believed. He didn’t say he would have what he hoped for. He said he would have whatsoever he saith.

Then He connects that verse of scripture to the next one by saying it will also work in prayer. Verse 23 is not a prayer scripture. It is the faith principle. It is spiritual law. Just as the law of gravity will work, so will this law work when it is applied correctly. Verse 24 is the prayer scripture. Therefore it will work in prayer. Therefore I say unto you, What things so ever ye DESIRE …. Notice the words ye desire. It doesn’t say what God desires, does it?

No. Now let’s put it in our language. He said, “Whatever you desire when you pray, you believe that you receive, and you shall have it.” Someone has said, “Oh, but if it’s not God’s will, you can’t have it. So go ahead and pray for it; and if it’s God’s will, you will receive. If it isn’t, you won’t receive it anyway.” I beg your pardon! The Bible says you will. People are deceived in this area. Israel wanted a king. It wasn’t God’s will for them to have one, but they received a king. That is why it is so very important that you learn God’s will before you pray.

It would be better for you to spend a week reading and searching the Word of God before you ever form your prayer, than to just pray and assume it is God’s will. In Ecclesiastes, the 5th chapter, verses 1 and 2, we find this admonition: When you go into the house of the Lord, let your words be few. Then in Psalm 37, verse 7, we read, Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him. The Hebrew translation says, “to be silent to the Lord.” Sometimes we do too much praying or we pray the wrong way at the wrong ti

me. For instance, a man, as he was being to bed, cried out, “Oh God, don’t let them find that $100 bill I hid in my shoe.” Now that’s dumb! He told the thief what he needed to know. Sometimes we have given satan valuable information while praying. We should learn when to be silent and when to pray. Prayer will get you into more trouble than you know how to handle, if it is not in line with the Word of God, or if it is not done accurately. The effectiveness of prayer is governed by spiritual law. Sometimes people say that prayer couldn’t hurt anyone. That is like saying,”Electricity cooks my food and washes my clothes and no one could get hurt by electricity.” Well, as long as you use it wisely and obey the laws that govern that power, it will work for you. But the same force that washes your clothes and cooks your food can also destroy you if you violate the laws that govern that force.


Published by Godfreykuma

Godfrey Kuma is a personal finance and business authority, who's inspiration has changed thousands of live and bring many from financial chaos to giant.

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