Tuesday, January 25, 2011

God Always Says "Yes!"

For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us (2 Corinthians 1:20)

One time, Smith Wigglesworth was called upon to pray for a woman who had died. "It's no use," some folks said, trying to discourage him, but he wouldn't be discouraged. Rather, he started praying, and as he prayed it seemed as though the heavens were locked up with bronz gates, thus, preventing his prayers from going through. The more he prayed, the more it seemed God was saying "No she's already dead, forget about it!"

Instead of allowing his sences to dictate to him, he continued to earnestly in prayer till he got note of victory in his spirit. Suddenly he shouted, ''Yes! Yes! Yes! She's alive!" Then he stood her straight against the wall and said "In the name of Jesus, I command you to walk!" Instantly the woman began to walk. Hallelujah!

God never says no. I've heard some people say, "God always answers every prayer either by saying 'yes' or 'no'! He says 'yes' if He honours your request, and 'no' if He doesn't!" This sounds logical, but it sure doesn't measure up with the Character of God and what the Bible says. The Bible shows that all the promises of God in Christ are all "yes" (2 Corinthians 1:20); not "yes sometimes," and ''no some other times." In other words, if you ask according to His will, which means you ask in faith and in the Name of Jesus, His answer will definately be a "yes."

But if you ask with a heart full of doubt and unbelief, you've pushed the wrong codes, and that way, He won't hear you. It's like wanting to reach a friend on the phone and dialling the wrong number. You'll never be able to get through to him that way because even though you made a call, it was the wrong number. So when you pray and don't recieve an answer it's not because God said "no" to your request; He didn't hear you because you were praying amiss. You weren't praying according to His will-His Word: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us"(1 John 5:14)

Understand that God never refuses His Kids any good thing; He never says "no"; it's not in His nature to withhold any blessing from His children. Therefore when you face challenges and it seems the world is against you, just laugh, for your heavenly Father is more than willing to answer you speedily when you make your requests known unto Him.

Dear Father, I thank you for hearing me always, and granting my heart's desires each time I pray. I live joyfully everyday, knowing that all your promises to me in Christ Jesus are yes and amen; I'm living in the realities of my inheritance in Christ, in Jesus' Name. Amen.

Rhapsody of Realities September 30, 2008
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

Ok Trelan's commentary here:

Don't get freaked out by the mention of "God's will" staring blankly at the computer screen with that puzzled look... *I raise my eyebrow at you* hahaha!
The first thing to understand is that God's will is God's Word. What does His Word say, and what does it say about you (yes, YOU- you need to personalize the scriptures when you read it! *smirk*).
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

Another thing to clue on God's will for you is His very nature and attitude towards people. God is Love(His nature) and He loves all people(His attitude) so if you're praying for your enemies to get slammed by the next bus to Pitsburgh, know that hate and vindictiveness are outside His will and thus it wont get answered.

If you pray to be a blessing to others (and or) to improve your life/circumstances, or to recieve a healing etc, God's answer is already a yes.

Another part of His will is your faith. Faith = believing AND acting on that belief. So when you pray be conscious of the fact that you're connecting with God in a personal way. Believe His Word that his answer is 'yes'. Then start thanking him for answering your prayer, resting assured that it is done.

Read Deutoronomy 28:1-14 for his promises (you can read the rest of that chapter to understand the curses if u so choose- understand though that we are now under grace and not the law)

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