Archive for July, 2018

The Ramification Of His Death On The Cross

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Isaiah wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 53 where Jesus fulfilled this prophecy at the end of His earthly ministry:

7 ​​He was oppressed and He was afflicted, ​​Yet He opened not His mouth; ​​He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, ​​And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, ​​So He opened not His mouth.

8 ​​He was taken from prison and from judgment, ​​And who will declare His generation? ​​For He was cut off from the land of the living; ​​For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.

9 ​​And they made His grave with the wicked— ​​But with the rich at His death, ​​Because He had done no violence, ​​Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

​10 ​​Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; ​​He has put Him to grief. ​​When You make His soul an offering for sin, ​​He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, ​​And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

11 ​​He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. ​​By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, ​​For He shall bear their iniquities.

The death of Our Lord Jesus Christ had a greater impact on the world than any other death in the history of mankind.  His death was not just a simple passing but had great implications impacting all of mankind.  The Hebrew word for “death” in verse nine provides us with a greater understanding than the English translation.  First of all, it is plural, not singular thus the translation would be better translated as “deaths”.  Both the soul and body died allowing both the soul and the body to be resurrected and restored.  This is the two-fold aspect of Jesus dying on the cross.  He died for both our salvation and healing.  Further, I asked my friend Alan to expound on the Hebrew word wytmb translated as death in verse nine:

This exact spelling appears four times in the Old Testament.  But only in Isaiah 53:9 is it translated as referring to the death of someone.  In all the other verses using this exact spelling, the word is translated as referring to ‘high places’ that are esteemed by apostate man.  ‘Bamah’ refers to a ‘high place’, and it is not necessarily referring to a physical location as much as it is referring to “…thinking of yourself more highly than you should”.  A ‘high place’ also refers to ‘esteeming yourself more highly than you do others’, as well as referring to a ‘high place’ that an apostate would designate for the location of his ‘god’.  We all are familiar with what scripture says to us about the ‘high places’ of ‘gods that are no gods’.

Jesus’ death included what we call our ego and those things of the world which previously we highly esteemed.  As a result, there are other deaths included in Jesus’ act at the cross.  Upon further discussion, Alan added:

Paul wrote of ‘dying daily’.  I think he was telling us that there are many things that we will have to learn to die to in our Christ awareness.  Paul undoubtedly, at least in my mind, ‘died’ at the Cross of Crossing Over, and yet later found himself having many ideas and erroneous thoughts that he was having to ‘die to’ for enabling him to get past the bondage of his Judaism.  With those multiple deaths come multiple resurrections.  The ‘coming’ of Christ is, at least in my mind, a continuous and on-going coming forth; not only appearing to many different individuals, but also many appearances to us individually.  As Rudy Jones our friend used to say, “The Holy Spirit never stops moving”!  Isaiah 9:6-7 highlights that idea when he tells us “…of the increase of government (Christ Rule within us) and peace there will be no end!”  And as I remind myself that ‘Christ’ is the spirit of humility that equips me to bow my knee in willing submission to the callings of My Father, I am convinced anew of the many comings forth of Christ, and the resulting ‘deaths’ and ‘resurrections’ those comings forth accommodate.

In summary, Jesus’ death at the cross covered all aspects of our old man’s death so that in every aspect of our life, we are able to fully walk as a new creation.  FATHER left nothing out in HIS great grace and wisdom.  Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

How grateful I am for FATHER’S Love expressed to me through HIS Son’s willingness to go to the cross on my behalf.

Being Diligent

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Hebrews chapter 11:

5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him”; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

The word diligent means: constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything.  Faith has its rewards and those who diligently seek FATHER will be rewarded (a thing given in recognition of one’s service, effort, or achievement).  Our reward is multi-faceted and FATHER rewards us based on our individual needs and desires for HE is not reluctant to disperse resources on our behalf.  David wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 37:

​3 ​​Trust in the LORD, and do good;

​​Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

4 ​​Delight yourself also in the LORD,

​​And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

HIS Love for each of us wants to express Itself in many ways.  Meeting our needs and fulfilling our desires are just two ways FATHER wants to bless us.  Most of all, HE desires fellowship with each of us.  Our greatest reward is fellowship with HIM and as we enter into fellowship, our hearts become pure and our motives and desires bring forth life.  Those pure desires will be satisfied by Our Heavenly Father WHO knows that the reward will not draw us away from HIM.  FATHER wants us to experience blessings and beauty as we walk with HIM in the cool of the day.

The immature want the blessings without being diligent.  They want the reward without any true commitment.  This is an indication of the state of their heart and FATHER will not perpetuate immaturity and allow the desire for the world’s “things” to draw them further away from HIM.  When my son was sixteen, do you think I would buy him a sports car such as a Ferrari?  Would a gift of a sports car improve our fellowship and promote his maturity?

Over the years, FATHER has given my wife and I many of the desires of our hearts.  We did not constantly petition HIM to meet those desires as young children nagging their parents to give in to their wants.  We simply desired to be close and commune with HIM and then unexpectedly, HE would fulfill those unrequested desires out of HIS Love for us.  What a delight it is when FATHER fulfills those desires!  HE enjoys seeing HIS Sons and Daughters experience the fulfillment of their desires.  The fulfillment of those desires is a byproduct of being diligent, not the goal.

It pleases FATHER for us to become mature Sons and Daughters by allowing HIS Word to purify our hearts so that we can effectively express HIS Life to the world as Jesus did when He walked the earth.  Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 5:

8 ​​Blessed are the pure in heart, ​​For they shall see God.

9 ​​Blessed are the peacemakers, ​​For they shall be called sons of God.

10 ​​Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, ​​For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

When we become constant, attentive, and persistent in seeking FATHER, we will be blessed in all that we set our hand to and will produce good fruit on behalf of the Kingdom.  The riches of the Kingdom are far superior than anything obtained in the world thus we as mature Sons and Daughters purpose to express our Love for mankind similar to that of FATHER.  It is our heart’s desire to see every person be restored to FATHER and enjoy the fruits of fellowship with HIM.  What a wonderful reward to share!

Pursuing The Fullness Of Christ

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 2 Corinthians chapter 5:

18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

He made Christ who knew no sin to [judicially] be sin on our behalf, so that in Him we would become the righteousness of God [that is, we would be made acceptable to Him and placed in a right relationship with Him by His gracious lovingkindness]. AMPL

Jesus gave us the legal right to be fully restored and acceptable to Our Heavenly Father.  We were additionally given the right and the privilege to the power and authority of Jesus to minister restoration and healing to all the world.  Do we dare take FATHER at His Word and pursue the fullness of Christ in our lives?  I submit to you that those known as the remnant are willing to pursue the fullness of Christ and rise up to become fully mature Sons and Daughters.

In order to understand our rights and right standing in Christ, we must be willing to approach The Word without the bias of past teachings by man.  Various ministries have taken revelation given to them by FATHER and wrapped It in their own interpretation and bias as though FATHER needed help in interpreting what HE said to us.  Men have built entire religions on one or two verses in Scripture rather than seeking out FATHER’S Divine Intent of what those verses were to reveal.  Their partial blindness has led many to stray from the Truth.

When we pursue the revelation of Agape Love, we begin to know the ways of FATHER and HIS Divine Intent of what HIS SPIRIT is showing us in HIS Word.  HIS Love then guides us and reveals the revelation of each passage in Scripture.  Love is the key to understanding The Word.  As we pursue Love, our nature responds and changes.  The cares of the world begin to dissipate.  The deceitfulness of riches are exposed.  when tribulation or persecution arises, we are no longer affected and moved by what is thrown at us.  Our peace prevails in the chaos.

Jesus spoke in Matthew chapter 13:

18 “Therefore hear the parable of the sower:

19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.

20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

As we study The Word knowing FATHER’S Divine Intent of Love, we can understand it with great clarity.  We will not be moved by the hindrances Jesus mentioned in the above passage and we will become fruitful in all we set our hand to  do according to FATHER’S directives.  Love, peace, and joy will prevail thus we will see tangible results in our walk as we pursue the fullness of Christ.

Truly Hearing

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Jesus spoke in John chapter 6:

63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

The Words of Jesus and His manifested acts are the basis of our salvation and our life.  Any issues we may confront throughout our life can ultimately be resolved by hearing The Word.

My friend Alan expounds on “hearing”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1680&v=D1qDdX7RR0A

HE Chose Us

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 1:

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,

5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself

Jesus Christ is The Word manifested for our behalf.

The Word recreated us and we are a new creation, old things passed away.

The Word heals us.  Sickness is spiritual and is manifested in our physical bodies as disease.  We need not be ruled by sickness and disease any longer for we are a new creation in Christ Jesus.

The Word produces faith.

The Word unveils to us who we really are in Christ.

The Word is the manifestation of FATHER’S Love toward us.

The fact that you are reading this is a confirmation HE chose you!  Let there be no question.

Walk In The Glory of FATHER

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 6:

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?

2 Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?

3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?

4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Most of us have yet to fully comprehend the extent of our ability to walk in the newness of life.  Our minds have placed a perceived limit on our ability to walk by THE SPIRIT in the newness of life.  Should we dare to press on to a higher standard of living?  Should we accept our current status quo of perceived limitation?  Our past should not determine our future.  We must accept The Word to be true and have sufficient power and authority to overcome any obstacle we encounter which would prevent of us from fully walking in the newness of life.

In order to rise above any perceived limitation, we must not be moved by the world’s rhetoric and understanding of the issues you and I face on a daily basis.  The Holy Spirit has perfect and complete knowledge of our individual situations and will guide us by FATHER’S Love into the fulfillment of our individual purposes.  We will have sufficiency to carry out our purpose and our hearts will be filled with joy and gratitude for these are attributes of walking in the newness of life.  Fear of the unknown will dissipate as our trust in FATHER’S Love and directives overtake our emotions.  Opportunities consistent with our purpose will surface and we will come to expect them as we walk in the newness of life.

The devil deceived Adam and Eve by redirecting their focus away from FATHER’S Word and redirecting it on the “external”.  As I look back on that last twenty years, I spent too much time looking at the external events and related prophecies.  By and large, the prophecies did not come to pass even though the “prophets” would in hindsight attempt to assign some subtle event as the fulfillment to their predictions.  Didn’t Jesus identify them as wolves in sheep’s clothing?  When we erase our ignorance by reading, studying, and fully embracing The Word, The Holy Spirit will guide us into all Truth.  As this occurs, we will walk in the newness of life.

5  For if we have become one with Him [permanently united] in the likeness of His death, we will also certainly be [one with Him and share fully] in the likeness of His resurrection.

6  We know that our old self [our human nature without the Holy Spirit] was nailed to the cross with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.

7  For the person who has died [with Christ] has been freed from [the power of] sin.

Let us not minimize the work of The Holy Spirit in our lives.  Jesus clearly stated the importance of The Holy Spirit in John chapter 14:

26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

What a promise!  As we submit ourselves to The Holy Spirit, He will teach us all things we need to know in order to walk in the newness and fullness of life.  We will be fully led by THE SPIRIT just as Jesus was led by THE SPIRIT.  We will no longer be moved by the old man and the cares of the world.  Each of us will fulfill our purpose FATHER ordained when HE formed us in the womb.  Our joy will be full no matter what situation confronts us.  Our perceived limitations will fall away as scales from the eyes.  We will no longer see ourselves as unworthy but instead we will embrace FATHER’S Divine Intent of being fully matured Sons and Daughters.  We will then walk in the Glory of FATHER.

Source Of Sickness And Disease

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Most people rely on some physical means such as medicine, chemicals, radiation therapy, diet,  herbs, and/or supplements to deal with their sicknesses and diseases.  As my friend Dr. Speckhart used to say, “The body is designed to live forever and the body is designed to heal itself.”  Why aren’t we staying healthy?

By THE SPIRIT, Job wrote in chapter 2:

7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

In Acts chapter 10, Peter spoke by THE SPIRIT:

34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.

35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all—

37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached:

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

The Scripture clearly states the source of sickness and disease- the devil.  Man has become skilled in treating the symptoms but there are typically complications of the treatment requiring the body to overcome the treatment’s side effects.  People have placed their trust in a lesser solution than the one that FATHER provides.  Thankfully, HE designed the body to be resilient thus giving us the opportunity to receive complete healing.  Who better to heal us than the ONE WHO designed us and formed us in the womb!

Why don’t people get healed by The Word?  The issue lies with fear, uncertainty, and doubt arising from the soul of man.  We are taught to have faith, to believe, and to be assured of FATHER’S Word concerning our healing.  We are told over and over to “fear not” and have faith in GOD.  We are responsible to build up our faith in the area of healing and restoration and remain “built up” so that we never lose the revelation of healing for us and others.  Our faith can become weak if we fail to keep our strength up in this area.  When the world is constantly offering its alternatives to healing, our minds begin to passively accept the world’s solutions unless we stay strong in The Word in the area of healing and restoration. 

Our focus can be misdirected into looking at the outward issues of the world resulting in us sacrificing the inward development, revelation, and retention of The Word in our lives.  I know first hand of what I am writing about.  I failed in this area twice which nearly cost me my life.  Both times, 33 years apart, FATHER spoke to me and reminded me of why I was severely afflicted by the devil.  I repented and corrected my priorities.  I reset my priorities and began planting healing Scriptures (aka seed) in my heart which started restoring my body to normal.  I am surely not alone in this area.

People have diluted their understanding of the devil and have subtly challenge the devil’s existence as a separate entity.  FATHER has clearly revealed the devil and his demons as separate forces we must deal with and overcome.  The Holy Spirit will differentiate the source of our problems whether they come from the devil or our soulish nature.  The devil is not omnipresent so we must not assume every issue we face is from him.  However, sickness and disease are clearly sourced from the devil else the above Scriptures would not have been written.

The world will continue to offer its solutions of healing for money whereas  FATHER freely offers the true solution.  There are many in the medical field who have virtuous motives and are helping people by relieving their suffering.  in the big picture, they are sustaining them in order that the patients have the opportunity to be restored by Christ’s sacrifice.  Only Christ can make us whole and be fully cured of disease when our bodies are unable to repair, restore, and return to normal.  One of FATHER’S seven primary characteristics is to be our Healer.  Let us embrace that revelation and be fully restored so that we will be able to mature and fulfill what Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 4:

13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,

15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ

Who Is Foolish?

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 Corinthians chapter 1:

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written:

​​​“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

​​And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom;

23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,

24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

It is amusing to look back at the “wisdom of the wise” of this world in just about any category of history.  First of all, they are all dead and their wisdom did not defy physical death.  Secondly, those who accumulated wealth did not take any of it with them.  What was the point to their excessive focus on wealth?  None.  Thirdly, most doctors did not outlive many of their patients so their training did not extend their lives.  So much for the wisdom of the world.

FATHER’S Wisdom surpasses man’s ability to fully understand HIS ways.  After all, man was created to be lower than GOD, not equal, thus his capacity to bring the earth into full subjection without GOD just won’t happen. 

FATHER established a set of laws governing all aspects of HIS creation and left nothing to chance.  Each law complements the other laws in some order and fashion.  Is it better to seek to discover, know, and use all the laws FATHER established or know the ONE WHO established the laws and be led by HIS SPIRIT and HIS Wisdom in all matters?  What a simple answer yet man continues to select and be guided by the wrong answer and finds himself perpetually in bondage under the law of scarcity.

Men go to war because of their scarcity orientation and their quest for power which is always short-lived.  What foolishness!  Men and women try to change their gender because of their confused emotional state.  Did FATHER get it wrong in the womb?  I think not.  HIS Wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and skill were all fully activate when HE formed each of us in the womb.  Sorry, HE did not make a mistake so the solution to the confusion isn’t resolved by surgery and drugs, it is found elsewhere.

Jesus consistently defied man’s wisdom as He preached and healed the people.  The brightest doctors of the time were unable to heal the people yet Jesus healed them all.  To this day, modern medicine cannot restore a leper but Jesus did and still can.  To this day, the brightest minds cannot multiply loaves and fishes to feed the hungry.  Jesus revealed the foolishness of man during His earthly ministry.  Man’s stubbornness is centered around his ego.  How wise is it to live a life of scarcity while you are trying to disprove the power of the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

Doesn’t wisdom simply tell us to look at the history of the earth and man to see those who were blessed and those who were cursed?  Why should any of us spend one more day pursuing man’s solution to the problems persistently plaguing the world when we have a solution to our problems staring us in the eye?  Quit listening to your ego’s attempt to call anything foolish which you don’t understand.  Simply be led by The Holy Spirit and fellowship with FATHER for HE will instruct us in Truth and lead us into all understanding.  The simplicity of HIS directives will defy the wisdom of the world and they will stand in bewilderment at our success.  Who are truly the foolish ones?

Thank You

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

To those who are financially supporting Servias Ministries, we thank you!  May this be good and fertile soil for you to plant your financial seeds of Love offerings!

Unanswered Prayers Of The Past

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Have you prayed in the past and never received the answer or resolution to your petition?  It wasn’t that FATHER was unavailable or too busy, the problem revolves around our lack of knowledge, understanding, or faith.  We are given an example of unanswered prayer when we come down with sickness or disease.  James wrote by THE SPIRIT in chapter 5:

13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.

14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.

15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

The above passage deals with several issues associated with prayer.  If we are suffering, we should pray.  In order to receive an answer to prayer, we must know what Jesus died for when He went to the cross.  He clearly died for the restoration of our souls and our bodies so we should not hesitate to pray concerning afflictions in either area.  Our prayer must be accompanied by faith and faith comes by hearing and receiving the Word.  If we don’t know the Word, then how can we be assured that we are praying according to FATHER’S Will?  James accounts for those who are weak in this area by having the “elders” pray.  The elders are those who are fully equipped to pray for others because they have the revelation in regard to praying for the sick… they have faith.  The elders have a history of fruitfulness and know FATHER hears them because they know HIS promises and have had success in this area.  These writings are intended to mature the reader and achieve the same success experienced by the elders mentioned above.

We must let go of the unanswered prayers of the past and focus on the “now”.  Repent and move on.  People get into analysis paralysis and keep themselves from focusing on today.  If we are unfruitful in an area, the problem lies with us, not FATHER.  We need to focus on HIS promises and immerse ourselves in the Word applicable to our situation.  We must admit our past mistakes and any unrighteousness FATHER shows us concerning our past.  Let all the wood, hay, and stubble be removed from our midst so that our prayers will become effective and we no longer ask amiss.  Let us pray in a fervent, sincere manner.

Some people pray for things that are contrary to their purpose.  They are often drawn away by lust and pursue another path which is not meant for them.  James wrote in chapter 4:

1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?

6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:

​​​“God resists the proud,

​​But gives grace to the humble.”

When we pray for things that move us away from our relationship with FATHER, HE will not respond to our request.  Soulish pleasures which promote lawlessness will certainly cause a break in fellowship with FATHER.  HE is not against us having nice things as long as we are not moved by our possessions.  HIS Tabernacle in the wilderness was exquisite but it did not impact HIS Character or change HIS Divine Will.  If we ask for something that will negatively impact our purpose and negatively affect our path, we are asking amiss.

Let us bury the past and repent of those unanswered prayers that have become hindrances to our current prayer life.  Let our prayers conform to the promises in Scripture we know to be HIS Word applicable to our situation.  If we don’t know HIS Word in an area, let us study to show ourselves approved.  Let the Word dwell richly in our hearts so that we can be effective when we pray.