But, as for you, divinely loved ones, building yourselves up constantly in the sphere of and by means of your most holy Faith, and as constantly praying in the sphere of and by means of the Holy Spirit, with watchful care keep yourselves within the sphere of God’s love, expectantly looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ resulting in life eternal. Jude 1:20 Kenneth Wuest Translation
If you have ever felt that you needed help or assistance in prayer to pray accurately and efficiently about a particular thing or person, do you realize that help or assistance has already been given to you in the person of the Holy Spirit? I love that word efficient. That word means to achieve maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. The Holy Spirit helps us to be efficient in our prayers. Take some time to think about that. What if you could achieve the maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense. This would save you time, money, energy, relationships and other things. Why? Because it removes sin from what you do. Sin is the greek word harmartia and it simply means to miss the mark. Do you think the Holy Spirit desires a believer to start a business, spends thousands or millions of dollars and be away from their family only to have it fail? Absolutely not!!! Poppa is the most purposeful and successful businessman there is and He has made His success available to us thru Christ Jesus. Most Christian business failures happen as a result of two things:
- Thinking like the world at the start of the business that there is a possibility “it might fail.”
- Setting up their business and operating it like the world.
Now you may be wondering what this has to do with prayer but it has everything to do with prayer because prayer is where you start. Let’s say you have a desire, a strong and continual desire to start a popcorn company. You start with your desire and then you go and find out what Jesus said about your desire.
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:22-24 King James Version
And answering, Jesus says to them, Be constantly having faith in God. Truly, I am saying to you, Whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and be thrown into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart but believes that that which he says comes to pass, it shall be his. On this account I am saying to you, All things whatever you are praying and asking for, be believing that you received them, and they shall be yours. Mark 11:22-24 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Now this is going to be really good and I am writing this to and for myself as well. So take note in the Mark 11:22 verse where Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” The original Greek text says, “Have the faith of God.” Now let me ask you a question. In Genesis when God the Father was making the world do you think He’s sitting on the throne saying one thing then thinking another? He said, “Light be!”. Did He then sit there and go, “Oh my I hope the lights come on because you know what man says, there is a possibility I can fail. Oh lights please come on, I don’t want to look bad in front of all the people that I am gonna create if I can create them!” To any believer who knows God this sounds like foolishness to even insinuate that God would think like that. Well guess what? You’re His child and you’re just like your Daddy so start believing it and acting like it.
No we have been taught failure even from and in some cases especially from the pulpit, but as Paul said you have not learned so from Christ. Jesus NEVER failed!!!! Everything He was suppose to do He did and The Word says, “HE HAS DONE ALL THINGS WELL!!!” Well, John 14 says, “As He is so are we in this world!” Uh oh, I smell a goat!!!! What do goats do? They butt up against things, in this case The Word. “But what if its not the will of God?” Do you desire it? Then Jesus told you to ask for it!!! Trust Him to get your attention before you waste anytime or money but don’t sit there for 50 years talking about you don’t know if what you desire is the will of God. He told you whatsoever things you desire. Look at these two scriptures in the Bible. And please I hope that you KNOW that you are the righteousness of God in Christ.
The desire of the righteous is only good…. Proverbs 11:23 KJV
… the desire of the righteous shall be granted Proverbs 10:24 KJV
Do you see what the Lord is saying about your desires. So pray about your desires. Pray especially in the spirit. You cannot make a mistake praying in the Spirit because your spirit is attached to God and is perfect just like Him. This is why Jude 1 says praying in the Spirit is your MOST HOLY FAITH!!!!! I pray you get this!!
All the ‘blessed’ to you! Shalom!!!