Thursday, 17 September 2015

GOD'S PILLS 2015 : CAPSULE 38

GOD HAS GIVEN ALL THAT YOU NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS: 
SO WHY PRAY?  - PART 2

(PRAYER TO EFFECT A CHANGE contd.)

Always keep in view that God has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness, and you will never go wrong. God is never the problem. In the last capsule I laid the template and prerequisite to praying with confidence when you want to effect a change. Unfortunately, these are never stressed enough. Briefly, never ask for something that is not promised in the new covenant, you will be praying outside the will of God. He cannot and will not answer such. Secondly, God is always seeking to influence and inspire you, remember I told you 95% of prayer is fellowship with God.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”  James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬

With all that we have said in mind when you pray a prayer to change things, there are three people involved. The first is God, who loves you and has promised and is always faithful, then there is you who is doing the asking, seeking and knocking, and there is the devil who is doing the resisting and is out to kill, steal and destroy (This is an oversimplification but absolutely right and it must be the foundation of your understanding otherwise you will open yourself to deceit). Now follow the dynamics.

“And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭4:36‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark‬ ‭4:39-41‬ ‭KJV‬

I would like to use the above two scriptures to illustrate a few things. When you are praying to effect a change as previously stated and repeated on numerous occasions, it is important to know that God is not your problem, He wants you to have it manifested in your life more than you want, it does not matter whether it's healing, deliverance from demonic oppression or poverty. The second point to know is that you must approach whatever it is from the stand point of the supernatural in you. You are a new creature, Christ is in you and you are in Christ. There is nothing ordinary about you, one third of you is wall to wall Holy Ghost. In Luke 4:36, Christ spoke words based on the knowledge of the power and authority in Him. The same is true of you (John 14:12-14, 1John 4:17) Until you know this you will not be confident in your prayer, your words will be weak, you will pray wishing something will happen instead of expecting and knowing that something has got to happen. Christ gave us authority to use His name and endowed us with power through the Holy Spirit (Luke 9:1, Philippians 2:9-11, Acts 1:8). Even those who operated under an inferior covenant (OT) demonstrated a shadow of this knowledge.

The third point is seen in Mark 4:39-41, Christ spoke to the problem, not God. Let me put it another way, God has given you the power and authority to address your problem, it is ineffective for you to ask God to do what He has asked and equipped you to do. Don't speak to God about your problem, He already knows, that is why He gave you the power and authority to overcome it. Talk to your problem about He that is in you (1John 4:4). In the next capsule we would follow this dynamics further.


CONCLUSION
YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE POWER AND AUTHORITY


'Femi Idowu
www.mindgym.org.uk