Comment I received:
I have been praying 16 years for a husband and you met your spouse within one week! That’s not fair!. Am almost 44 now. Will God ever answer my prayers?
I am going to tell you the truth, you may not like it though. If your saying “will God ever answer my prayers?” then my firm opinion based on the word of God is no he won’t ever answer it. You should just forget all about it. AND its completely fair.
You have to be absolutely certain it is all ready answered when you asked. Your statement shows your not certain he will or more properly that he has all ready answered it. It also implies a attitude of future uncertainty on your part. Your statement shows your present and future uncertainty built up in your heart. (out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks)
Since “faith is being certain of what we can not yet see” and your statement shows your not certain and may not ever be, then no. Forget it.
As your faith (certainty) is so it be done unto you.
God promises you will get EXACTLY what your certainty warrants.
You have gotten exactly what you deserve no more, though you are reluctant to believe it.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
So it may be harsh but don’t expect anything from God, the scripture tells you to NOT expect ANYTHING.
Either you are certain or your not.
Remember the parable about the servant that comes in from the field and the master doesn’t let the servant sit down and eat UNTIL the servant first fixes dinner for the master? You need to cook God up some certainty vittles first, then after the master has eaten you will get to eat. Jesus told that parable just after the disciples asked about faith.
Faith is free and its on tap so to speak.
(faith comes from hearing and hearing by the word) (love believes all things)(the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the holy spirit)
Sorry, but you must do your part for God to do his. Without faith (faith is being certain) it is impossible to receive anything from God.
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
Since you never had any certainty or lost it by agreeing with something different later, you never received them or it was stolen from you. The answers are spiritually received before they are seen. God says whatever you sow you will reap. God will do exactly what he says. If you believe and not doubt you will have it, If you believe and then later doubt FOR WHATEVER REASON, then you will not have it.
Is God then to blame?
The temptation then is to blame God as if he has missed it somehow. Since there is no certainty or it was removed then there is no faith. Faith without certainty is not faith at all. “Without faith (CERTAINTY) it is impossible to receive anything from God” God is not going to violate his word for you or anyone. If you think God has done you wrong then you have made yourself your own poison sandwich and you think its delicious. That sandwich is going to kill you. Put it down and find another sandwich.
So forget about it. God wont answer your prayers since the substance is gone. You should not expect to receive ANYTHING from God. I am not saying that, the bible is.
Faith is the substance or “certainty is the substance”. Its the material out of which God makes all things. How could he make something without substance.
Again, If your all ready of the opinion that you did every thing right and God missed it then your in a world of trouble. So your saying the infallible eternal spotless holy God missed it and made a error while you did everything right? Really? Think about what your thinking.
“its not fair”
I get that all the time form people and frankly it makes me sort of feel like throwing up.
Why don’t you just admit your openly agreeing with Satan and save me the trouble of talking to you. One third of the angels agreed with Satan and got thrown out of heaven and now they are all here to whisper how we should believe Satan just like they did. They are armed with reason and “logic” and all kinds of arguments and a bucketful of persistence. They of course know the truth now but just want you to fall with them because they hate everyone.
The word of God will steer you right if your humble enough to receive it.
God is not able to make a mistake, you are.
The way this is probably being stolen from you is you prayed, then the devil hit you with a fiery dart of doubt when your mind was idle. You then agreed with the fiery dart which was contrary to the word of God and the devil stole your certainty or in other words your prayer answer.
(Certainty gone = answer gone)
YOU had to agree with him or it could not have been stolen.
(whatever door YOU open in heaven is open and whatever door YOU close on earth is closed in heaven) Another version says what you allow or disallow. Your the authority here on earth. The devil must have your agreement to open or close off heavens supply.
Once you pray and believe (open the door to heavens supply by your faith) the devil is going to wait till a opportune time and hit you up with some thought that allows him to take the certainty out. (close the door) If he can get you uncertain the battle is over. He can not do it without your faith though. He does this when your mind is idle. He makes a good argument too. This guy could sell ice to Eskimos. Every one writes me and wants to convince me of how God missed it and they did everything right. It makes me sick and I am not interested in hearing it. (so if your thinking about writing along those lines , do us both a favor and save it for someone else)
Some of the devils favorite ways to steal are
“your not good enough” (to which I answer, Jesus is my sole righteousness)
or you don’t have enough faith” (to which I answer Even trusting is not from yourself it to is a gift of God, and God says I will never leave you without support.)
He does this over and over and he is very persistent, he doesn’t have to be persistent for ever just more persistent than you.
You use your sword and shield on every attempt, every thought. “taking every thought captive” is more than a suggestion. It allows for no “idle mind”.
I had prayed for something once and after a onslaught of thoughts telling me how it would never work I asked God in desperation “why are all these thoughts hitting me?” God replied “because there is something there to steal”.
When you believe in your heart that something you asked God for is then it is real in the spirit world. Jesus said the kingdom of heaven is with in you. It is in your heart. Your belief opens or closes doors. The devil must have your agreement and God has the same arrangement but his is by his own choice. The devil has no choice.
When you pray with certainty God gives it to you. Its real in spirit and its on its way to showing up here on earth.Its like a big pile of gold or a unlocked Mercedes with the keys in it.
The thieves (the birds of the air, or Satan and his angels) all see a big pile of shiny gold sitting in the road with a guard wearing all most no armor armed with only a Swiss army knife close by.
The guard is playing a video game or watching television and not watching his pile of gold he left in the street and then guess what happens? Maybe he does see them and then gets out his pen knife and tries to fight them off.
Like taking candy from a baby. They tell you what the new “truth” is and you buy it, as your back is turned they walk casually off with your Gold.
You turn around see the gold gone and say “how could God do that to me!, won’t this prayer stuff ever work?”
The demons text their friend “Lol” while they walk away with your gold (certainty) humming “another one bites the dust”
To get a prayer answered you must keep your confidence to the end.
“we shall reap if we faint not”. http://bible.cc/galatians/6-9.htm
You must guard your gold. Get a bigger sword while your at it.
His faithful promises are your armor. I wear these promise books out.
Let your mind go idle and you will swallow anything the devil tells you.You will think they are your own thoughts but they are not. (not every thought is your own)
You most likely had your certainty stolen once, (gold gone) which led you to even more uncertainty next time you prayed. This lead to even more uncertainty until you had a little stronghold built up in your heart and then said “will God ever answer my prayers?” So your “faith like a little child” necessary to get prayer answers was eaten up by your logical interpretation of your past experience. Your human nature (with Satan’s help) places the failure on God not on yourself. (the devil seeks those he can devour) You then half heatedly believe which turns your faith into the western version of “hope”. You would like it to happen for you but there is no certain expectation just a wish. The bible says you should not expect to receive anything from God with that kind of faith and you don’t. This set you up for even more unbelief as you mistake your feeble “hope” for real “Faith” Hey I believed God and it didn’t work you cry as you deceive yourself. There is no way you could have believed God without doubting and not received your prayer answer. If you could it would invalidate the bible and God’s word. God puts his word above his name and he watches over it to bring it to pass. It is either all true or it’s not true in any way.
Humility may yet allow you to see the truth and get out of your self deception. Most people who hear this will just be offended and not humbled and never get their prayer answered while secretly blaming God. If your offended now check yourself cause your being had.
Unless you humble yourself and realize God hasn’t made a error (since he can not) then you will never put the magnifying glass on the right place. Your lack of faith and diligence is to blame. In any case God has not missed it.
Without humility you will just blame God and that will be the end of it. If you admit your at fault somehow (even though you may not know how) and ask God for wisdom to see it you can change and then get your prayers answered. “God gives grace to the humble but is oppsed to the proud” http://bible.cc/james/4-6.htm If you stick with your idea that God got it wrong then this is the end of your christian experience.
And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away. We don’t belong with those who turn back and are destroyed. Instead, we belong with those who have faith and are saved.” Hebrews 10:39
If you return to him he won’t reject you the bible says over and over.
All of the universe is on a “glory” or “honor” economy. God will support and strengthen anything that honors him and his word and anything that doesn’t will be thrown away as trash.
There are several that are most likely saying to them selves well what if God is saying no. He will give you everything you can believe for that is good.
Here’s some verses about that.
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? http://bible.cc/romans/8-32.htm
no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. http://bible.cc/psalms/84-11.htm
Did you ask for a good thing? Are you WALKING uprightly? (The just shall WALK by faith.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
http://bible.cc/1_john/5-14.htm (WHATSOEVER HE ASKS)
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son (WHATSOVER)
Watch your mind and see how quickly Satan comes to get “whatsoever” out of your thinking. He really hates that idea. Watch its being chewed out of your mind as I speak. Lol,he is persistent. Read those two last verses again and you can “see” him coming to take them out. (it may even sound like your own thoughts)
If you read the above verses a few times and get them in your heart and resist the devil trying to take them out you will see the truth about prayer and it will make you free. If you do get them in your heart the devil will go away and come back at a more opportune time to take them out. He is really against prayer answers because it “makes your joy be full” and “the joy of the lord is your strength.” The devil prefers keeping Christians weak so he must target your joy, and that means he must target your prayers getting answered.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. http://bible.cc/john/16-24.htm
When I post something like this that just tells the truth sharply I usually get a lot of angry letters and comments. Since I am and have been getting my prayers answered and I assume that the angry commenters have not, I am going to stick with what I know is working for me. I am going to ignore the comments on how I have it all wrong and just keep on going with what is working for me. Its HAS been working for me, I get prayers answered all the time. There are just a few of my prayer answers are on http://www.jesusanswersprayer.blogspot.com
Jesus said I would get my answers to prayer with persecution and I can attest to that being very true. No one but God can ever know the hell I have been through over this stuff. You have no idea. You should know if you start getting your prayers answered you to will get persecution so don’t be surprised when it comes.
But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, WITH PERSECUTIONS; and in the world to come eternal life. http://bible.cc/mark/10-30.htm
I heard a song that sang that sometimes God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. If you asked for something good then that is just not scriptural since the word says “what would he with hold from us”. I think its a sad sad song. There are lots of ideas that sound good but we need to examine them with the scriptures.