WORD&POWER for TODAY, 26th July, 2019.
WHY YOU DON’T GET ANSWERS TO CERTAIN PRAYERS
_*”You ask [God for something] and do not receive it, because you ask with wrong motives [out of selfishness or with an unrighteous agenda], so that [when you get what you want] you may spend it on your [hedonistic] desires.”*_ JAMES 4:3 AMP
GOD doesn’t answer all prayers, even if He hears them. I can tell you a few prayer requests that GOD refused in the Bible. For example, Prophet Jonah prayed for death, but instead of death GOD lectured him. Prophet Elijah also prayed for death. Instead of death GOD sent an angel to feed him. Afterwards, he was driven directly into heaven with a chariot (he didn’t taste the death he asked for). These are beside the numerous prayers that we have also prayed, without getting the desired answers.
Brother James testified that Christians pray, but do not get answers to certain prayers. Majorly because the reason for their prayer doesn’t match GOD’s standard. So he said _*”You ask [God for something] and do not receive it, because you ask with wrong motives [out of selfishness or with an unrighteous agenda], so that [when you get what you want] you may spend it on your [hedonistic] desires.”*_ If you pray for things with a selfish motive. That is, praying with consideration for your interest only, not considering what others would suffer, GOD won’t answer such prayers. If you pray for things with unrighteous agenda, GOD won’t be part of it. Like ladies who “pray” for visas to travel abroad, in order to indulge in prostitution. Hedonistic desires are desires that are based on sensual pleasures. Such as praying that GOD should bless you with money, so that you can throw parties anytime you want. Or in order to sleep around with any kind of woman you want. You will never get GOD to answer such prayers. If you ever “succeed” in such ventures, I would like you to understand that it is satan helping you to do his wish for your life, not GOD (because He is Holy)!
So, if you have done certain prayers that have not produced results, check your motive. Why do you want that “miracle”? Is it to prove a point to somebody, or to glorify GOD. Is it to gratify your sensual pleasures, or to establish GOD’s promise concerning your life? If you want all your prayers answered, always make sure they are based on the Word of GOD, not on what you feel like getting. _*”For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”*_ 1 John 3:20-22 KJV.
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Jul 26, 2019 8:57:20 AM