Scripture For Today:
“Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way.”
God is Limited By Our Prayers pt 1
We know that God created everything out of nothing. We know God created the world and the fulness thereof. We know that God gave dominion of everything to Adam. In the beginning, Adam not only had dominion over all the earth, over the animals and all of creation, but he also had dominion over the angels. Adam had dominion over ALL things God created. And that included Lucifer (called Satan after his expulsion from Heaven). Adam was, basically, second in line, behind Jesus, to the Throne of God. AMEN!
Let’s look at Psalm 8:4-8 to see what I mean. “What is man, that you are mindful of him? And the son of man, that you visit him? For you have made him a little lower than the angels, but have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of your hands and have put all things under his feet. All the sheep, the oxen and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air and the fish in the sea and whatsoever passes through the sea…”
If all of this is true, you may be asking, “Well, brother Bob, why is God limited by our prayers then? Why can’t God just move in our lives without us having to permit Him to move.”
That was the reason, HE GAVE ADAM TITLE DEED TO EVERYTHING!
Think of it like this…
If someone loved you so much, they went out and bought 10 acres of land in a beautiful setting, built a great home there and then turned around and signed over the title deed to you and said, “I just want to bless you. HERE, it’s yours.” Not too many people would complain about a gift like that, right?
Now, ten years or so later, someone comes along and offers you $1 million dollars for your property. Do you have to go back to the original owner and ask permission to sell? No. YOU own it. And if you did sell it, could the original owner come back in and nullify the deal? No. YOU own it.
If the original owner was truly upset and then found out you were really on the deal because the property was worth $10 million instead of $1 million, could he go in and nullify the deal? NO, YOU own the property and you signed your name to the title deed giving the thief ownership of it.
But, if the original owner had the ability, He COULD start to arrange things in order to get the property back again. He could set up companies and put people in place that would begin the process of arranging so, one day, HE could get the thief to agree to a deal that the thief would believe had been a win for him…but in actuality, ALL THINGS WENT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER!
That is what actually happened from Adam up through the Cross! AMEN!
But, instead of just handing it back to you, He put an executor over the estate to manage it. YOU are allowed total, uninhibited access. You do anything and all things you desire. The only thing you cannot do any longer is give it away.
Now, we started off by saying that God is limited by OUR PRAYERS. But, as I got ready to teach on that subject today, I was led by the Holy Spirit to guide this discussion with the example I just gave. I believe it shows a clear example of how Creation is set up, authority wise.
This will allow us to begin tomorrow’s teaching right here – about how our prayers are hindering God.
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