Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. (Isaiah 55:1 KJV)
One of the greatest fellowship designed to bring God’s new creation into the treasures of the heavenly places in Christ is prayer. It’s not a display of religious words from a religious heart to a religious God. It transcends the outward choreography and eloquent use of scriptures. Prayer is a validation of a divine move by way of fellowship, not a devotion of beggars before a despotic monarch-God.
Prayer is a source of spring for the thirsty, a bank for the money-less, a source of resource that comes without a price, yet there are many who are thirsty for great things, results and success yet without divine testimonies. Notice a man in thirst is a man that has been starved or is in distress, sadly this is a picture of many, they are working yet their life is void of satisfaction, only distress. But Isaiah spoke of a buying power that requires no funds, an advantage of divine transaction, here he speaks of the purchasing power of prayer where we lay hold on what monies can’t buy and the satisfaction that is missing in our lives, oh what a great fellowship called prayer. The hour of prayer is the hour of power to receive without money, rebuke distresses and decree a divine satisfaction, calling things that be not as though they were. Our prayer is potent enough to establish divine testimonies according to the merits of the finished work, powerful enough to manifest the deep things of God that no self effort can achieve, James discovered;
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)
Notice here that a prevailing prayer is “effectual fervent”, it is active, it brings forth what is asked as it was with Elias, who asked for rain when there was no rain nor a cloud to show for it, he had discovered how to dictate order to the natural by faith. Our unceasing petition whispered with the breath of faith and zeal translates into a spiritual influence upon our circumstances bringing it into the shape of what we asked and believed we received, giving us the winning position over the limiting natural parameters.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them , and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24 KJV)
Notice the underlying confidence of faith in this text, we do not get what we ask for, neither do we get what we want in prayer, we only have what we believe we receive in Jesus’ name. If you believe you have received water, it won’t matter how long or why you were thirsty, if you believe you have received financial empowerment in prayer, it won’t matter how much money you didn’t have or what job you do hence prayer is a place to lay hold on the blessing, not just a place of demand. The former is the testimony, the latter is a petition, let your prayer negotiate the end of your petition, lay hold on what “things” soever you ask. Go further in your prayer, go further than mere demands, see the purchasing power of your petition, you will win.
It is noteworthy however that faith and desire are essential elements of a successful petition, a petition that must draw testimony must be backed up by faith. Prayer is a dialogue backed up by faith, believing that you have received and acting as if you have it. Don’t remain thirsty when you can get waters in the place of prayer, stop wishing health, prosperity and all, start praying them. Don’t remain broke and poverty stricken, engage in the practice of God’s presence in prayer, lay hold on prosperity, milk and wine and remain there by continued prayer. This kind of life becomes a display of testimony and a story of grace, prayer that produces power must however be done in the name of Jesus( not God) to the Father( not to Jesus) through the power of the Holy Spirit( not Mary). Get a power experience in prayer henceforth.
Rhema word: Prayer is a time of a double reality; petition and testimony at the same time, delivering the treasures of the finished work into our lives. Selah
Confession: Lord I consecrate myself to prayer like never before, I shall be a long suffering vessel in the place of prayer. I declare a new spirit of prayer is at work in me, I shall have whatsoever I say for they shall go out in power out of my mouth in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Further reading: James 5:17