Monday, June 13, 2011

Receiving Prayer

Boy wouldn't it be wonderful if we received everything that we ask for in prayer? According to the Apostle John whether we can believe it or not every Christian can...
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) However, this does not just happen, it takes faith.

What a wonderful promise from the LORD. The Apostle Paul knew this and prayed a wonderous prayer for the church...
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;  giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:9-14)

God wants believers to know His will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. In other words, He desires that believers have knowledge of divine things taught by the Holy Spirit. Believers are to have a life that reflects true Christianity which pleases the Father, produces fruit in every good work and have continuous grow in the knowledge of God. They are to rely on Gods strength and His glorious power believing, hoping and enduring ALL things with joy as well as “Giving thanks to the Father,” 
God Himself has qualified believers to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. What does that mean? This means that there is something that God has given to believers, so something belongs to us. For instance, God has delivered us in Christ. He is not going to deliver us, He already has!!! He has delivered us from the power of darkness, that is the power, authority, jurisdiction and dominion of the devil and his gang which is a portion of our inheritance. PTL
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.  Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:13-15)

Jesus disarmed, spoiled, reduced to nothing principalities and powers. In other words, Jesus reduced them to nothing as far as their being able to have dominion over believers in any area. The Apostle John tells us...
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
(3 John 2)

The devil has no dominion over believes financially, physically or spiritually. We are the triumphant ones because of what Jesus did. He did not do this for Himself, He did not need it. What Jesus did was for us. When He defeated Satan, we defeated Satan. How do we know this?
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. (Colossians 1:18)

If your head is injured doesn’t it affect the entire body? If your body is injured does the head recognized it? The body does not have one experience and your head a different one at the same time. It is the same with the body of Christ. Jesus’ victory is our victory. This is why the church is not to consider itself a warring church but a triumphant church. The church in a sense is to be like Judah was in II Chronicles 20. We worship and praise God, He has destroyed the enemy in Christ and we mop up the enemies spoils. That’s the real army of God. Jesus went before us and destroyed the works of the devil, (I John 3:8) and we by faith occupy, possess and have dominion over the devil and receive everything that Adam delivered to the devil. (Luke4:5-6)

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