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Tips to Effective Communication With God, Part 8: BASE YOUR PRAYERS ON THE PROMISES OF GOD’S WORD

His promises are there to grab. Believe in them and claim them and they will be yours.

Story: One of the most extraordinary revelations I was ever blessed to receive from God came one morning (again, around 3 am) when He caused me to wake up, and absolutely got my undivided attention! Listen and give ear as we reflect back over that sacred morning! By the way, my life has never been the same!

God touched my spirit while I was still sleeping (remember proverbs 20:2 7, “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts. “) As He was dealing with me in my sleep, He awoke me and said, “Raleigh, my son, I want you to tell my children if they want to get my attention and get their prayers answered sooner, they of necessity have to stop praying the facts and start praying the Truth!”

All of a sudden my mind became alert, and I asked; “Pray the Truth, instead of the facts, What do You mean?” It was then He began to open the eyes of my understanding, and I saw as I had never seen before!

Always, when giving me revelation knowledge, God would support it with His Word! As He continued talking, my heart was beginning to burn within me to get up and get into His Blessed Word!

The difference between Truth and fact is so enormous that Satan uses the lack of the knowledge of God’s Word on our part to our total disadvantage and sometimes self-destruction!!! Remember, God said in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed, for lack of knowledge!” Yet, there is not one reason in this world, if we will get into God’s Word that knowledge and wisdom will not come to us!!! The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 2:26… “For God giveth to a man that is good in His sight wisdom and knowledge, and joy!!!”

In 1 Corinthians 1:24, and Colossians 2:3, the Bible says, that Jesus Christ is the Power of God, and also the Wisdom of God! That in Him (Jesus Christ) are hidden all the treasures (deposits) of Wisdom and Knowledge!!!!

If Satan can divert and redirect your quality time for anything besides searching the scriptures, he will accomplish much in your life toward defeating and destroying you! Just like not knowing the difference between fact and Truth! This alone is enough to hinder God from providing for us when we need it the most!

Getting back to God speaking to me. He said “Facts have to do with situations and circumstances as they are now! Facts have nothing to do with Truth! Facts have nothing at all to do with the provisions I have made for my children through the New Covenant, paid for and validated by the blood of my Son, Jesus Christ!!!”

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“When my children pray and talk the facts of their circumstances, or the difficult situations they find themselves in, it builds an inner-image of lack, need, pain, suffering, hardship, etc.! All of these are facts, lam not trying to get them to deny the actuality, for to do so would be lying, and I abhor lies!” As He continued to enlighten my mind, I became more amazed at His revelation! Listen, as He continued speaking. “The more they pray the facts, all of which I knew before hand, the worse they get, because the spirit of stress, and frustration becomes part of their meditation! They forget, that “As one thinketh is his heart, so is he!” It is impossible to fully trust me, when their faith is wavering, and they are meditating all that is happening to them at the same time!”

“I want my children to lean totally on Me and rely upon My Truths, and not the facts! Facts change, but my Truth will never change!!!” Immediately my mind went to Psalms 119:89, “Forever, 0 Lord, Thy Word (Truth) is settled in Heaven!” He then said, “Facts build doubt, Truth builds faith! It is faith that honors Me, and in turn I will honor faith!”

Dr. Raleigh D. Jenkins, With Permission, God Will Provide! p. 195 – 197.

Part 9