Faith, God's Will, Prayer, Uncategorized

The Marriage of Grace and Faith Births Answers to Prayers Based on the Expressed Will of God in His Word

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast,” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Jesus thank You for making a way for grace, for saving us from eternal punishment, and making a way for us to put our faith in You to receive eternal life by faith alone, not by anything we do or don’t do, lest anyone should boast, but by what You did, so we can boast in You alone, giving You ALL the credit and glory You deserve.

And through this same grace, we are able to boldly stand on Your Word and promises and receive them by faith, based on Your finished work of the cross and perfection alone.

Only believe – Jesus, Luke 8:50.

You purchased life and life more abundantly for us (John 10:10). The ability to use Your name and authority. And glory to You, Lord, to be indwelt by Your VERY Holy Spirit.

“Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your JOY may be full,” (John 16:24).

Hallelujah! We bless Your name, O God. You are worthy to receive all blessing and glory and honor and power forever.

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Tenacity and Prayer

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tenacity – noun – The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip; very determined; the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.

I have been seeing the word – TENACITY – over and over regarding prayer. Even in a book published in 1925. And remembering Elijah and the cloud as small as a man’s hand as the example of tenacity in prayer is so helpful.

It’s not what we see, it’s what God says and already sees because it’s His Word, we just keep praying (gripping and taking the Word, that IS Jesus, for ourselves) until WE see it too.

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Elijah Prophesied and Prayed UNTIL God’s Will Came to Pass – 1 Kings 18

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1 Kings 18 is a great example of persisting in prayer based on knowing the Word and will of God – which we can today because we have 100% of His Word to know His will in many things.

So He tells us His will (His Word), and we pray and don’t give up until we see.

God tells Elijah: It’s going to rain. = God’s Word and expressed will was given to Elijah.

Elijah could either take God for His Word and will OR reject it for himself, not pray His will into the earth for it to rain.

What did Elijah do?

He took God for His Word, prophesied it, kept His eyes on God alone despite what he saw in the natural (longtime drought) and prayed until it came to pass. This is a beautiful picture of prayer, instructing us to do the same.

God’s will: .E.g. By Jesus’ stripes, we WERE healed, 1 Pet 2:24.

1 Kings 18 word

So we can prophesy the same over ourselves or loved ones AND pray until we SEE it come to pass in the natural, gripping what is in the spirit realm (God’s will), and pulling it into the natural realm through “praying and not giving up” prayer, based on the Word and will of the Father.

1 Kings 18:1; 41-46

18 And it came to pass after many days that the word of the Lord came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, “Go, present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the earth.”

1 Kings 18:41-46

41 Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” 42 So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, 43 and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.”

So he went up and looked, and said, “There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.”

44 Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ”

45 Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. 46 Then the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah; and he girded up his loins and ran ahead of Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.

Praise God! His Word is given for our instruction out of His great love for us.

Our good Father does NOT leave us unequipped in the land of the living. We have His Word (will), His Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts, and the power of prayer to carry us through to victory in all things.

Psalm 34:19 – Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Hallelujah! Glory to the Lamb who was slain. Who took our place!

Faith, Faith Comes by the Word of God, Healing, Miracles

The Substance for Our Faith for Miracles is Knowing This

the substance for your faith for miracles

There is a “Sovereignty of God” man-made doctrine in Christendom that is widely misused and is taught in such a way that God is random and picks and chooses whom to bless, whom to heal, according to some random, mysterious, unable-for-man-to-know will of His, etc.

But the Word says God is a God of order, and in His Sovereignty, He chose to bind Himself to His Word and promises and is not random at all. But it’s not what I say, or man says, it’s what God says.

What does God, our good Father, say?

~ “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him,” (1 John 5:14-15). ~

He wouldn’t say we can ask according to His will and not tell us what His will is. His Word shows us His will. E.g. “By His stripes we were healed (1 Peter 2:24).”; “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19),” and many, many more.

 ~”For You have magnified Your word above all Your name,” (Psalm 138:2). ~

This is a very powerful verse in all its glory and meaning. In His sovereignty, He chose to keep us more than clued in on His will. Not only that but He tells us He places His Word above His name in importance, so we can have confidence in it as a strong and absolutely sure foundation of our faith.

He’s not a willy-nilly God, but a come and seek Me in my Word and you CAN know my will God, and boldly expect to receive according to our faith in It. Not sorry, twist-the-sovereignty-of-God false teachers, God is not random, but good, giving us the greatest substance ever for our faith to bring forth His miracle working power, His Holy Word, full of His express and perfect will for us, His precious children.

~ “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints,” (1 Corinthians 14:33). ~

Thank You, Father, for not leaving us lost and confused without Your Word, and for exalting Your Word above Your name, a Word full of Your will and promises which are ALL yes and amen.

~ “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us,” (2 Corinthians 1:20). ~

This verse is an example of God’s will for ALL His children, not a select, random few. The devil is a liar. But we must believe and not doubt to receive His promises by faith. That’s where the TROUGH US comes in from 2 Corinthians 1:20 that you just read. Our entire walk with God is a faith one. Faith pleases Him and is how we receive His Word and promises for ourselves.

God isn’t sounding quite so random anymore is He?

That widespread, extreme sovereignty of God, man-made false doctrine is hopefully looking as false as it truly is by now, I pray. Again, in His Sovereignty, All Powerfulness, and Most Highly Ranked state in all the universe, He Himself CHOSE to work within His Word for His. He could have chosen to be random, left us without His Holy Word, but He chose to give us full instructions to live by and to KNOW His will.

We either take Him for His Word – we can know His will, ALL His promises are yes and amen OR we can reject His Word and will for ourselves which is what many do because they are ignorant of the Word that says, We are in a spiritual battle and must pray and not give up until we see.

prayer towards miracles

It’s those who persist in prayer, based on the sure foundation of the Word and will of God who see miracles.

So what is the substance for our faith for miracles? 

It’s knowing God’s Word for ourselves in a revelatory way by the Holy Spirit and thus knowing His will. God’s Word makes His will very clear on much with the exception of future plans for each individual.

BUT, we CAN seek Him, surrender our plans into His hands, ask for wisdom and direction and trust Him to direct our steps. Yes, we can ignore Him and His warnings and go our own way too, but we don’t have to.

Read my post, Be a Caleb – What giants? I don’t see any giants?, for an example of how because we have free will, we can reject God’s Word and will for ourselves through unbelief and how God sees rejecting His Word as rejecting Him because He is His Word. He loves us no matter what, of course but lets us choose His will or not.

I pray this post blessed you, and if so, please comment, like, and share. All glory to the Holy Spirit for teaching me and leading me into all truth regarding what I shared.