Prov. 13:13 π Mt. 26:42 π Lk. 12:47 π Jn. 14:13
“He who despises the word will be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.” ( Prov. 13:13; top )
The word “word” is not talking about the written word so much as what the written word proposes that our walk with Jesus should be (the surrender, self-denial).
You can preach the word of God for 20 years, but if it isn’t getting you to a place of oneness with Jesus and the Father, obviously you’ve rejected its workings in your life.
You despise the Word of God if you refuse to surrender to its intentions in your everyday life, which should include:
- Your life becoming more like Jesus’.
- Cleansing of your language and thought life.
- Quality daily prayer life.
- Maturity in your sacrificial living and your surrender to Jesus.
- Treating your neighbor the same as you treat yourself.
“And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.” ( Lk. 12:47; top )
To claim a word in the Scripture to be fulfilled for yourself or another in prayer sounds noble, but if it isn’t God’s will, you are praying amiss. God answers every prayer that originates with Him.
“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” ( Jn. 14:13; top )
God’s not going to answer a prayer against His will.
We have been taught that every word of Scripture is His will, and so it is, but we cannot use it against the holy will of the Father and Son, which may be “yes” for one person’s situation and “no” for another’s situation.
Many persons aren’t changed after 30 years of prayer; others are not healed after being prayed for by our most anointed preachers. Our “out” is, “the person didn’t have enough faith.” It’s a cop-out for not having the absolute discernment and mind of the Father, so we could have prayed the perfect will of the Father.
A missionary to Africa had a loose-leaf notebook filled with 2300 consecutively answered prayers. His answer for his success was, “We first prayed to see what the will of the Lord was for each situation, and then prayed to that end.”
Many present-day preachers would have us feel guilty and accuse us of lacking faith when we pray, “Your will be done,” but this prayer and committing our situation to “God's will” takes much more faith and trust than demanding our own wills to be done. Praying to have God’s will done is identical to Jesus’ prayer: “Your will be done.” ( Mt. 26:42; top )
God’s will be done - this obviously will be greater, more profound, more compassionate than ours.
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