Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Prayer is the Divine Appointment that Births Victory

John 16:23-24
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Prayer is simply communicating with God. It is having living contact with our Maker. Communication is a form of contact and interaction. Contact is an element of intimacy. Words similar to intimacy are: familiarity, nearness, relationship and inseparability. Now there are different levels and facets of intimacy. We all would probably agree that words have major part to play in intimate relationships. Words have the ability to impregnate the spirit, soul and body of man thus influencing all realms. Words are seeds that produce for good or evil. When someone’s words make contact with the soil of your heart, those words will bring forth a harvest unless they are up rooted. It is important that we be selective in who we allow to be intimate partners of communication in our lives because our heart has rich nutritious soil that will produce heartily what we allow to flow into it. The scriptures declare, “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” (Hebrews 4:23 AMP.)

Intimacy with God produces rich abundant life. Whenever we have been impregnated with words from God they will produce great things. You cannot spend quality intimate time with God and come away barren. Whatever you need, if its direction, correction, healings, deliverance, victory, battle strategies, no matter what you ask (which is prayer) according to His will He will do it (1John 5:14-15). Intimacy with God is vital for life success, without Him we can do nothing. Intimacy means contact was made because sometimes people show up but they don’t make a connection. They never seek God with their heart; they never draw near to Him from their spirit. When Jesus was on the earth many people thronged or pressed upon Him and yet they received nothing from Him even though they were near. They had no faith in God they just showed up to be a spectator.

We must purpose to press in and make contact. Now don’t misunderstand me I am not saying it is a work of the flesh or hard labor kind of press. We cannot labor in our own natural ability or strength to draw near to God. No the press is pulling away from everything that will distract you and focusing on Christ. We must seek Him with our whole heart and attention. Turn off that TV, radio, and internet and spend quality time with Him. It you are married and you want to be intimate with your spouse they would be very upset if you tried to be intimate with them and watch your favorite TV show at the same time. It just does work like that, does it? True intimacy bears fruit, producing evidence in your future that true contact was made.

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