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Faith prayer can get you what you NEED in life!
While delivering a KVK ENTERPRISES - www.kvklives.com t-shirt printing order to a primary school in St.Kitts earlier this week, a teacher saw me approaching the principal's office and read my shirt which was marked, "JESUS IS MY BOSS!" She then commented, "There's one thing I admire about you, you are really serious about your GOD business boy."
As I walked away, I thought for a moment, "WOW, people really follow me closely with regards to my faith in God and his son Pastor Jesus."
One of the reasons why many prayers go unanswered is simply because many people aren't "SERIOUS ABOUT GOD IN THEIR LIFE." They have God as tradition and fiction rather than spiritually powerful and real."
The name Jabez isn't a very popular name in the Bible. The chronicler / story teller / reporter of the day makes mention of his name in about two or three verses in the book of 1st Chronicles. Why? I believe that the writer admired his faith in a powerful and spiritual God.
Jabez' prayer wasn't for MATERIAL THINGS like so many young and older people pray for and crave today. His prayer was for a BLESSING, a special blessing on his life and an INCREASE in his global influence.
God saw that he prayed in spiritual faith and not TRADITIONAL FAITH with selfish desires and He granted him his desires.
1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
The writer of the book of Hebrews, very much believed to also be the Apostle Paul, but not confirmed, penned, Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
That particular scripture doesn't need much dissecting. It's simple and clear. God never changes! Neither does his son, Pastor Jesus. Since either never changes and we keep our faith in God and aim to follow Pastor Jesus' example of FULL FAITH IN HIS FATHER GOD, we too must begin to pray in faith like Jabez for our BLESSING, our financial breakthrough, for victory at the court, for healing, for salvation of our friends, family and loved ones, for a job, for mercy from a foe, for acceptance in college, for a scholarship, for $50 or $100 to make it through the next couple days, FOR WHATEVER.
Faith prayer can get you what you NEED.
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much
Among the several commentaries I read from Bible scholars, I tend to like those from Burkitt the best. With regards to James 5:16, he wrote:
Observe, 1. The qualification of the person praying, a righteous man, not legally righteous, one in a state of sinless perfection, but a person justified by faith, and whose faith is fruitful in good works.
Observe, 2. The prevalency and efficacy of such a person's prayer; it availeth much ; he doth not say how much that is better experienced than expressed; it availeth much for ourselves, sometimes more for others than for ourselves.
In closing global friend, let's note that the fervent prayers and intercessions of the righteous MOVES God, both to respond to prayers for ourselves and for others.
Faith prayer can get you what you NEED!
Hope is definitely ahead! You've come too far to give up now!