HOW TO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED!

HOW TO GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE ANSWERED!

The idea, conscious or subconscious, that God can’t or won’t speak to us about any subject that we didn’t bring up first is sad at best and ludicrous at worst.

If we will just cast all our cares, seek peace in our minds, hearts, and spirits, then the Father will speak to us about what is important to HIM!

When we are cluttered inside with “stuff,” we cannot hear His still small voice! AGAIN, we MUST cast ALL of our cares on Him, get neutral before the Father, and He WILL speak to us!

What’s more important to you, what you want to say to God or what He wants to say to you?

Since Biblical Prayer is communication with the Father and true communication is two-way, then true prayer is just as much listening as it is talking.

Prayer is not a debate over what we want versus what God wants. Neither is it a negotiation! True prayer is founded upon seeking the Will of the Father and having His Peace within. Until I know His Will and have peace in my heart and mind, how can I talk to Him about anything else?

If we can’t have “peace” unless we get our way with God, then we will NEVER truly have peace! AND Faith does not work in the hearts of the frantic!

OUR FATHER KNOWS BEST! His priority is eternity first, the temporal second! If that is not our priority, then we are out of step with God!

HERE IS HOW TO GUARANTEE ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS!

1 John 3:18-24
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, BECAUSE WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, AND DO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT.
23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24 And he that KEEPETH HIS COMMANDMENTS dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, BY the Spirit which he hath given us.

1 John 5:14-15
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing ACCORDING TO HIS WILL [NOT OUR WILL], he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. [Why? Because our petitions are HIS WILL and not our own!]

THE FOLLOWING IS GOD’S PRIORITY, IS IT YOURS?

Colossians 3:1-4
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

GOD ALWAYS ANSWERS THE PRAYERS PRAYED BY THOSE WHOSE PRIORITIES ARE IN ALIGNMENT WITH HIS PRIORITIES! ALWAYS!

AGAIN, OUR FATHER KNOWS BEST! His priority is eternity first, the temporal second! If that is not our priority, then we are out of step with God! Prayers prayed by those who are not in step with God do not get answered the way “we want”!

Prayer Works!

PASTOR, DO YOU PREACH TO PEOPLE THAT YOU DON’T REALLY PRAY FERVENTLY FOR EVERYDAY?

‪Do you spend more time preparing to preach, than praying to preach?‬

Here is what Paul said numerous times to the churches that he was responsible for: “I don’t CEASE to pray for you.”

Romans 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Ephesians 1:15-16
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Philippians 1:3-4
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance [Gk = mention] of you,
4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

Romans 1:7-10
7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.

1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

1 Timothy 2:1-4
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Colossians 1:2-4
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

PAUL SAID, “FOLLOW [Gk = “imitate”] ME, AS I FOLLOW CHRIST! PAUL IS EXAMPLE, DO WE FOLLOW HIM?

THE PEOPLE OF GOD ASKED THE PROPHET SAMUEL TO PRAY FOR THEM, AND HE RESPONDED THAT IT WOULD BE SIN FOR HIM TO CEASE TO PRAY FOR THEM.

1 Samuel 7:8 And the children of Israel said to Samuel, Cease not to cry unto the Lord our God for us, that he will save us out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Samuel 12:22-23
22 For the Lord will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.
23 Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:

OUR CALL TO PRAYER, OH MAN OF GOD!

Isaiah 62:6-7
6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,
7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

PREACHER, DO YOU PRAY OR GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS? PRAYER WORKS! BUT ONLY IF WE ACTUALLY BIBLICALLY PRAY!

Prayer

Prayer is not something we do, it’s an expression of who we are.‬

‪Also, it is the purest expression of our relationship with God.‬

Some pray TO God, asking Him to give them what they want.‬

‪But for others, they are a conduit for God to pray His Will THROUGH them.‬

Biblical Prayer

Every manifestation of the presence of God is supposed to be a life-changing event not just an “exciting” experience.‬

Biblical Prayer is supernatural in dimension and empowerment and is designed, intended, and purposed to affect eternity by altering the eternal destination of souls.

If our prayers ONLY AFFECT THIS TEMPORAL LIFE, THEN THEY BRING NO TRUE GLORY TO GOD!

Praying In The Will of God

Being “prayerful” is NOT the same thing as being spiritual.

I am ONLY “Spiritual” IF I am both filled with and GOVERNED by the Spirit.

If my “prayer” is only focused on getting God to do what I will (what I “want” without even asking Him what He wants), I may be “prayerful,” BUT I am NOT spiritual.

We MUST be sensitive to the Spirit of God to be able to pray IN God’s will and NOT against it.

Surrendering to the Will of God is the MOST important focus of prayer!

Timing has always been a significant part of God’s WILL. “When” is just as important as “What”! Along with “Where,” “Who,” and “How”?

Our Lord usually starts with revealing to us the “What” and “Who.” Then LATER He will usually show us the “Where”! BUT He uses revealing the “How” and the “When” to control TIMING!

I DO NOT KNOW “THE WILL OF GOD” UNTIL I KNOW ALL OF THESE FIVE THINGS!

The Will of God is NEVER just one or two of these five! MANY have made huge, tragic mistakes because they knew only a portion of the Will of God but did not know all of it AND impatiently acted anyway on what they knew. Then when things went terribly wrong, they want to blame God!

ITS NOT GOD’S FAULT IF I DID NOT WAIT ON HIM! IT’S MINE! ONLY MINE!