KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:41 KJV” Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.”
The Bible is an amazing book. The book of Genesis 1:16 talks about God creating two kinds of light. The greater light ruled the day, whiles the lesser light ruled the night. Light stands for insight or understanding. These two kinds of light could be explained as a more accurate insight and a lesser accurate one of the scriptures. In God’s dealings with us, there are certain actions that the Lord considers as perfect actions, and there are those He permits because of man’s ignorance about God’s perfect way. Unfortunately, most people have not learned or failed to apply the perfect ways of God, concerning varying issues.
In the prayer of our Lord, He said, thank you, Father, that you have heard me. Another person would have said ‘Father hears my prayers’. These two forms of prayer are not the same. The second form of prayer shows that one has a lesser understanding of the ways of God. God has revealed in His word that, His ears are opened to the prayers of the upright. A third person, who prays by saying,’ God, do not turn a deaf ear to my prayer, is praying a worse form of prayer. He or she is accusing God. He is also praying in unbelief. Such a prayer may only be answered through God’s mercy. The scriptures have revealed that by His stripes you were healed (1st Pet 2:24). It is the one with a lesser insight of the scriptures who prays by asking God to heal him. Another man with a greater insight would say, thank you, Father, that by the stripes of Jesus, I am healed. I command you Spirit of infirmity to leave my life. It is also a greater light to say, I am the healed of the Lord, and you spirit of infirmity cannot attach yourself to me.
The way you pray matters a lot. It shows whether you know the God you are praying to or His word. Some speak in ways that are unscriptural and rather give the enemy an advantage over them. If one prays this way, ‘you devil who has kept me down all these years, lose your hold over me’. According to the scriptures, our lives is hidden in Christ, in God (Col 3:3,4). Our state is according to the position of Jesus. No devil can keep Christ down and so, they have not succeeded in putting us down, until, you accept you are down. (Eph 6:14) That means we are never down. If you accept that, that spirit has kept you down, then you have agreed that you have been put down, whiles the word says, you are standing, and so, you must keep standing. You rather say,’ you devil that has tried to put me down, I refuse to go down, and ,in Jesus name leave my life’. The right use and understanding of the scriptures makes you honour the word, that says, submit to God, that is, agree with what God has said, resist the devil, and he would flee from you. Study God’s word very well so you would know how to appropriately relate to God and also deal with the devil.
Father, I thank you for the truth of your word. I pray always in line with the scriptures. I pray appropriately according to revealed truth of God’s word. I have a consistent stream of answers to my requests I make. May His name be glorified.
2Pet 1:5 KJV” And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;”
Joh 15:7 KJV” If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”