KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7:9 KJV” Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?”
IF men will not give a stone to their children when they ask for bread, how will God give you a devil when you ask Him for the Holy Spirit. These teachings reveal the following truths about God.
1 God responses positively to our requests
2 God does not give us something different from what we want or ask.
3. God has power to protect you from devils taking advantage of you.
We must be very specific in what we want from the Lord, knowing that God will give us exactly what we want or even something better. Ephesians 3:20 KJV” Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”. Our Father has revealed His heart towards us. If a request has delayed, don’t claim the father does not want you to have. Remember the father and mother of John the Baptist God visited them at a rather late age.
Maintain a joyful and gracious heart towards the Lord always, knowing that all things are working for your good. Some brethren or sisters hold a grudge against God, because a request they made to God has not been granted. God our Father is not the one who does not want to bless you with the answer, it is the devil. In the case of Zachariah and Elizabeth, the delay was to make their son become a for runner of Jesus. It was the timing of God. Secondly, there are certain instances that the Lord keeps certain answers from you so that you as a son may show your diligence in looking for the solution from Him. Pro 25:2 KJV “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” This verse states that, it is the glory of God to conceal or hide a thing, but it is the honour of His children who are described as kings to search for the answer. Always maintain a joyful heart in life. That is what would unlock every hidden agenda of the devil and would also keep you on the side of God.
In all these never stop praying. It may be an orchestration of demonic entities resisting your answer. Your consistent prayers would surely breakthrough and result in the answer. Your prayers on the earth stirs up responses from heaven. Whatsoever we bind on earth, heaven also responses and acts on it. If you give up praying there will be no corresponding response from heaven. (Matt 18:18-21).
Thank you, heavenly Father, for working out everything for my good. I maintain a positive or joyful heart always. I do not cease praying. God my father blesses me with the answer.
Rom 8:26-28 KJV” Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 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. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Matthew 18:18 KJV” Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”