Disappointed with your prayer life? You are not alone. Many are so frustrated at the lack of answered prayers. Many may say—“Pastor Caleb, it has gotten worse! Then, they fall into unbelief, false doctrines, religion and the concept that God is sovereign. (Yes, he is sovereign, but he respects the human will) Soon, they blame God for all their troubles and think that God is trying to teach them something. They fail to reason that they have fallen into religious deception and the devil is behind all their troubles. (John 10:10)
There is nothing new under the sun. Beloved, the book of Hebrews shows us that the church had allowed revelation knowledge to slip (Hebrews 2:1-3) The word Salvation comes from the Greek word Soteria which mean salvation of the body (Healing), Protection, deliverance and finances. In order to better understand this, in Middle Eastern times, a rejection of a gift could mean an act of war. When you depart or refuse to believe God’s promises in your life, you become his enemy. You have rejected the full gift of salvation. If you carefully study the Old Testament, the Jewish people refused to believe God’s promise of the land of milk and honey.
Many will reason that the land of milk and honey is symbolic of heaven, but it is not. There were giants in the land. Heaven is not filled with giants. They were entering into other folks labors and enjoying all that the land had to offer. The land, itself, vomited the inhabitants because of their idolatry and sins. (Lev 18:25) They were going to enjoy heaven on earth which was against their religious tradition and reasonings. (Deut 11:21) Brethren, just because you are enjoying God’s best and are not going thru does not mean that you are out of God’s will. God wants you to enjoy your salvation.
Just as nature has it’s seasons, so do we. It is when we are enjoying God’s best that we need to train ourselves for the next test, trial or temptation. It is not a time to slack off but to seek God more and more, so that he can prepare you and show you things to come. Summing it up, when things go from bad to worse, it is time to ramp up your praise. It is time to stay rooted and not let the devil steal the word that is inside your spirt. You are closer than you think for your breakthrough. So, don’t let go of the word nor lose your praise.