And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. (Matthew 21:22).
Though, it is an altar from which our intimacy is expressed, the ministry of prayer is given to govern every activity of our lives because it is bound to attract divine answers. Hence, the believer has engaged in the most profitable activity given to the new creation when he is unceasingly engaged in prayer, the altar of prayer being the altar from which the legal merits of Calvary are unlocked.
The ministry of prayer is more than an altar of petition; it is a legal ground for answered prayer based on God’s faithfulness. Sadly, the confidence of abounding testimonies in prayer has been lost in many because prayer has been reduced to an alternative route to testimony. I have never seen a faith-filled petition that failed to deliver divine testimonies, there is no limit to what can be done in prayer because it’s an altar of sovereign power that delivers God’s best. Prayer must become our first and last response to situations backed up with our confidence in the God that cannot lie. Notice what Jesus said, “Whatsoever ye ask in prayer”, what a sovereign confidence of a sovereign God, Here, we see the boast of a faithful God, the confidence of a God with Whom nothing shall be impossible.
Jesus said “whatsoever”, this means there is no list of petition, needs, healing, or desires after Calvary that outstrips the provision of Calvary in God. The boast of a faithful God about whatsoever we ask in prayer must become our confidence for answered prayer. No wonder James said Elijah was a man of like passion (James 5:17), he knew that there is a consistent truth about prayer; the faithfulness of God, he knew the God of prayer has never and will never change hence he claims Elijah wasn’t superior to us because of the power displayed by his testimony based on his prayer because it wasn’t about how loud he prayed, it was about how powerful God is. James concluded, any praying believer can do what Elijah did. Oftentimes, our attention is shifted from the faithfulness of the God of our prayer; we are simply moved by the reality of our petition.
Prayer is not a religious campaign of our heart desires done with vigor as so as to get God’s sovereign attention, no! it is an altar of faith-filled demand on the legal promises of God. Paul said;
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us (2 Corinthians 1:20).
The promises of God in Him are not to be gotten by battles like the Israelites, the believer has been called into a dialogue backed up by Calvary-prepared promises in God; Amen which means so be it, hence, there is no need to claim the promises of God by fire, bottled water or oil, the bible says, God’s promises are Amen in Him, they are “so be it” in Him.
Child of God, your petition is backed up with an Amen-guaranty. You have touched the divine turnaround button when you pray in faith, your desired end is a “so be it” with God.
Rhema word: Our prayer is a “so be it” project! You have the Calvary right to expect God’s prepared best according to your desire.
Confession: Today, I consecrate myself to prayer like never before, I declare nothing shall be impossible for me in this season, I lay hold on God’s eternal blessing for me daily, I have answers to my prayers now! In Jesus name, Amen.
Meditate further: Mark 11:24
Bible reading plan: Ezra 1, 1 John 2.