What is a key to accessing your heavenly Father’s throne whether to make your request known or to intercede for others? Pure faith-fueled prayers with no hidden motives.
Webster Dictionary defines prayer as “the act of asking for a favor with earnestness. Prayer generally means speaking, to request, to talk, to commune, to fellowship, to offer petition, and supplication on your behalf.”
All prayer is not intercession, but all intercession is prayer. We often think of intercession as synonymous with prayer, but it is not the same. Intercession means coming to God to plead on behalf of someone else, a situation or a place. Intercession can save a nation, save a soul, restore a backslider, deliver a loved one, strengthen a relationship, heal the sick, increase wealth or transform a city (Ex. 32-all, 2 Chron. 7:14, Jon. 2 and 3-all). Intercession changes history.
Prayer is a gift and a mighty weapon that Almighty God has given you and I to dominate life and advance His kingdom until Jesus returns for us. Daddy God, who is also the Most High God and Judge of the universe, grants every true believer the right to enter into His very throne room, where He has already seated every true believer together with Him in heavenly places through Christ Jesus to make our requests known with a confident expectation (Eph. 2:6, Heb. 4:16).
Daddy God beckons you and I as His royal priesthood to come boldly to His throne of grace and mercy to obtain the help we need to win every battle and to stand in the gap for others to prevail in victory. Remember, no matter how long it takes or how bad it looks or feels, God is faithful and answers your prayers when they are in alignment with His will or Word. Delay is not denial and failure not final.
However, if you do not know you have a covenant right as an ambassador of Christ Jesus and as a royal priest to decree a thing that God, the Most High Judge, desires to establish on earth, you will live in inferiority, fear and poverty, begging God to answer your prayers, when instead you should be decreeing His promises, which are yes and amen, as He has sent you on earth to do. You will be like a rich heir that has a billion-dollar inheritance in the bank, but because he does not know it, he lives far below his status in life. Your heavenly Father is not a dead-beat parent. He takes care of all of His children by faith.
Prayer is the key that guarantees your victory.When you pray in agreement with God’s Word and allow patience and hope to undergird your faith, your answer is imminent. Patience means to be constant or to act the same way when life is good in the tough times because you trust your Daddy God to provide and protect you.
Patience means you never let the devil see you sweat. You live in continual joy because you know sooner or later Daddy God will release your breakthrough. It is just a matter of time. The challenge you are in right now is only a test, which you must pass by speaking, decreeing, praying and acting on God’s promises, which are yes and amen.
2 John 5:14-15 says:
“This is the confidence we have in approaching
God: that if we ask anything according to his
Will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears
us—whatever we ask—we know that we have
what we asked of him.” NKJV
Patience is a part of the fruit of the spirit installed inside of the spirit man of every born-again believer. It helps you to endure the waiting period that starts when you pray and continues until the answer you are believing God for shows up. You exercise your patience muscle when you wait on the Lord by thanking and praising and worshiping Him because you know He heard and answered your prayer the very moment you spoke it, decreed it or prayed the answer to your problem.
Waiting upon the Lord or ministering to Him is how Abraham, known as the Father of faith, in agreement with his barren wife Sarah, eventually bore Isaac, the son of promise, in their old age. It took 25 years of faith, patience and hope before Isaac was born. Isaac’s name means “laughter.” Some of you right now need to start laughing as you begin to thank and praise and worship God because you know He heard you the first time you prayed.Your “Isaac” is on the way! Your desire will manifest in due season, if you do not give up, give in or give out. Fear not. Only believe. Glory to God!
God brought the joy of a son into Abraham’s life because he believed and praised God for the promise God gave him that he would have a son even though he and Sarah were both barren and it was accounted to Abraham as righteousness or being in right standing with God. Hebrews 6:13-16and Romans 4:19-21say:
“For when God made a promise to Abraham,
because He could swear by no one greater,
He swore by Himself, saying, “Surely blessing
I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply
you.” And so, after he (Abraham) had patiently
endured, he obtained the promise.” NKJV
“And not being weak in faith, he did not consider
his own body, already dead (since he was about a
hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb.
He did not waver at the promise of God through
unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to
God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had
promised He was also able to perform. And therefore
“it was accounted to him for righteousness.” NKJV
Sarah believed in the faithfulness of God, Who cannot lie. She believed in His divine nature. Numbers 23:19 says:
“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.Has He
said, and will He not do?Or has He spoken, and
will He not make it good? NKJV
Since God is no respecter of persons, what He did for Abraham and Sarah, He will do for you when he finds faith without doubt or unforgiveness. Keep believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth what God says and watering your confession of faith with thanksgiving and praise and worship until your answer comes to pass because God is faithful to perform His Word when He finds faith (Mark 11:22-26, Heb. 11:6, Isa. 55:10-11).