“Dialling numbers”: Ask, Decree/Declare & Believe While Living Obediently.
What are you desiring from God? Jesus said “whatever you ask in my name I will do it” (John 14:13-14)
As long as God is your LORD, that promise holds true, so ASK.
Don’t ask amiss or half heartedly saying “I will pray but “Que serra, serra” (French for whatever will be, will be) or “If God feels like it, He will answer… ” or “Oh I’m not sure He will give it, but let me ask anyway!”
No! Ask with the confidence that you will receive it. A double minded person cannot receive anything from God.
As long as what you are asking is in line with what God through His Word says you are entitled to, then ask with confidence knowing you will receive it.
“I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24 NLT).
Remember though that God, being sovereign and the controller of your life and destiny may not answer your prayers in the way you expect or prefer. This is true even if they are based on His will according to the written or the prophetic word. However when God does answer, whatever the answer may look like, you will know God is the source and give Him thanks for it.
As our heart condition before Him is of great importance, God would expect us to live in holiness as best as we can according to His Word as we seek to receive answers to our prayers.
He may also not answer the prayer in the timing you desire. But as the saying goes “God is never late, He is always on time”. His timing may appear to be delay but God is putting certain things in place, preparing you and the circumstances associated with the outcome. Therefore brethren let us exercise the spiritual fruit of patience which is indeed a God given virtue.
If you know that you have entitlement to what you are praying for because you are a covenanted child of God, also remember that you have the authority through Christ Jesus to engage in spiritual warfare prayers and make decrees and declarations according to the written and personal prophetic word.
Spiritual warfare prayers involve the relentless pursuit of God in prayer for all that He had for you while declaring openly and in confrontation to natural and spiritual enemies that they have no power or authority over your life. This is because you are an anointed covenanted child of God.
“19Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”(Luke 10:19 KJV)
“27Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.28Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways” (Joel 22:27-28 KJV)
I have many testimonies of answered prayers; I first of all gain insight into what God wants for me, pray about it and then declare it by faith until I see it come to pass.
One example is how I used to take my prophetic word about the call of God on my life to write many books before the LORD many times declaring and decreeing that as it is a prophetic word of God concerning my destiny, I trust Him to bring it to pass. It was a personal word I received in 1994, affirmed by a prophet who did not know me at a Christian International Ministries prophetic conference in February 2000.
I started of with a bimonthly newsletter in 2015, then writing in blogs (websites) and then I published my first book (Bible study & meditation) in April 2016, a book I started writing in March 2014, in April this year. I have published two more books (on Poetry) as at September 2016 and thinking of others I have manuscripts ready for.
Brethren, God knows what He has in store for you, through abiding in Him and His Word, you are sure to know what they are so that you can partner with Him for them to manifest.
Prayer is key, prayer is powerful, but the fuel that results in prayers being heard or rising up as “flames with smoke” that is pleasing incense unto God is obedience to God and His Word.
Always remember that you are more than a conqueror through him (Jesus) who loves you (Romans 8:37) and God is always eager to answer your prayer calls (Jer. 33:3). All you need to do is to “dial the right numbers” according to His Word.
You are blessed, determine to stay blessed!
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 2016