We already covered the subject of saying AMEN! And how it’s NOT a new age gimmick or even an ancient one…it’s the REAL DEAL. Everything of GOD is twisted by Satan and so many people would rather believe it than the Truth. Sadly…
So, now we will talk about words. We know that The Word is GOD’s infallible wisdom and nothing is above it-save GOD Himself! GOD spoke everything into creation. This should be enough to explain it, but there’s some out there that need more.
When we pray in Jesus Christ’s Precious Name, and only in Jesus Christ’s Name, in that we approach GOD under the authority of Jesus Christ and, if you will, by His permission and because of His effort on our behalf. We come before GOD’s Throne of Grace, not in our own merit, but in the merit of Jesus Christ. If we are to pray in Jesus Christ’s Name, then this means our prayers should reflect Jesus Christ’s own values and purposes. Our prayers should be imbued with the agenda of Jesus Christ.
But who’s agenda does Jesus Christ have? Let’s see…
John 5 (KJV)
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Of course, there are those who will interject and say, “So you think you’re better than me/us?”
This is a sense of entitlement! Don’t get me wrong, we’re not any better that anyone else…Believer’s are entitled because of WHO we stand for.
Mark 9:41 – For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
John 14:13 – And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
John 14:14 – If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
John 15:16 – Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
John 16:23 – 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.
John 16:24 – Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16:26 – At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you:
Matthew 18 (KJV)
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Power in the tongue, power in the blood of JESUS CHRIST, and power in the Name of GOD! Because of HOW that our Mighty GOD, The Most High brought everything into being…this gives credence to the power of words., or even breath. The very breath of GOD came into us…and brought us to life.
Proverbs 18 (KJV)
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Then, you will have those who say,
“Besides if we claim something and it doesn’t come our way our faith can be weakened.”
This is because it was not in The Perfect Will of GOD. Or the timing wasn’t right, or…whatever the case may be. It’s not about us…but HIM! Claiming HIM! There I said it…and I’m not ashamed that I did.
Let’s be real…a person becomes delusional when they think that they have some type of magical power that can make anything happen just by saying it. Positive confession may have positive effects on our lives, but it not the same as having faith in GOD and HIS promises.
I love this person’s blog! It’s amazing that the stories given by the family, in lieu of the mother. It is so inspiring that I have this blog on my alert list. It lets me know whenever this person has written a new post. And this one was so inspirational that I had to share it for a few reasons, but I want to be clear…GOD led me to write and expand upon this entry: