Isa. 55:11 π Mt. 4:7 π 2 Cor. 1:20
“So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty without accomplishing what I desire and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.” ( Isa. 55:11; top )
This verse is telling us that whatever proceeds from the mouth of God will accomplish what God has purposed and that which He desires - and not what we desire. Because God’s ways are not our ways, not His thoughts our thoughts, it is imperative we gain, through surrender to the mind of God, so we can ask according to what comes out of God’s mouth, as Jesus obeyed, so accurately and perfectly.
Jesus said, “Do not test the Lord your God,” ( Mt. 4:7; top ), even with Scripture. Jesus heard Scripture from other sources, but did not obey it because it was not given to Him by the Father.
We have been told that because a promise is in the Bible we can use it whenever we wish, for any desire. This can be misleading. The following verse is often quoted: “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” ( 2 Cor. 1:20; top ) However, the two “in Hims” imply “according to God’s will,” which may be much different than ours - especially in light of the last phrase in this verse, “to the glory of God through us.” If we are doing something to the glory of God, obviously it would have to be His perfect will. We do not glorify God by doing something against His will.
We have been told that if we ask for something from God, and don’t receive it, it’s because of a lack of faith on our part. However, God’s all-holy wisdom decides whether now is the best time to fulfill our request. Let’s let God make this decision. Then we don’t come under condemnation for not having enough faith.
A Rhema word from God, one given living impact and a personal reality to us as individuals by God’s will, when obeyed or acted upon by us, produces Godly results every time. Will we wait in prayer for this kind of word?
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