Have you ever heard of the book or resource that is called Prayers that Avail Much?
Well tonight I am led to talk about something a little different; from a different perspective. Tonight’s title is Prayers that Contradict the Word. The bible actually teaches us the different kinds of prayers and the rules that govern them.
Ephesians 6:18, AMP
>So we are told to pray with all MANNER or KINDS of prayer…
>But there is one kind of prayer that you don’t want to pray. Because this kind of praying will only result in frustration and disappointment.
>Wouldn’t it be sad for a person to spend time “praying” for weeks, months and even years for something and never get an answer?
>God’s Word is like the rain that comes down. And once it rains, there is no turning it back. And once God says it, there is no turning it back.
>God is not a man that He should lie. As a result, once He says it, that settles it. And He will not change it.
>Do you remember what Balaam said to Balak?
>So to ask God for something that contradicts something that is in the word of God is vain.
>Remember the text: One of the reasons that you don’t have something that you need and that God wants to provide to you is that you ask amiss.
>This is why it is so important to learn how to pray, so you can pray effectively.
>Learn how to pray according to the word!
>He watches over His word to perform it. So when you bring Him His word and remind Him of it, He goes to work.
>Put Him in remembrance? Of what?
>The word He speaks will come to pass
>Not one stroke of the word will fail.
>So when you ask God to do something or for something that contradicts the word, you are asking Him to contradict Himself.
>I do not believe that God hears all prayers.
2 Chronicles 7:14
>IF My people… then will I HEAR. Certain restrictions apply.